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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER March 2000

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AUSTIN, HELEN LOUISE Helen Louise Austin, 72, of 205 Stafford St., Bristol, TN, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bristol TN, a daughter of the late Nannie Belle Merritt. She was a former employee of Buntings Drug Store and retired from Raytheon Corp. She was a member of Fellowship Chapel Church and the Ladies Dorcas Circle. She was the widow of John S. Austin. Surviving are two sons, Todd Austin and Bobby Austin, both of Bristol TN; two daughters, Darlene McPherson of Bristol TN and Becky Kestner of Blountville; two sisters, Ann Neil of Blountville and Betty Kendrick of Bristol TN; a brother, Bill Blair of Mountain City, TN; two grandsons; four granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Lester MacKinnon and Scott Price will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, John S. Austin, and her precious mother, Nannie Belle Merritt. Pallbearers will be Steve White, Terry White, Mark White, Ken Kendrick, Anthony Kendrick and Brock Malcolm. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde White, Dr. Earl Wilson, Dr. Steve Hanor, Dr. Baron and the entire staff of 2 East of Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 11, 2000

AUSTIN, HELEN LOUISE Funeral services for Helen Louise Austin will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Lester MacKinnon and Scott Price will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mrs. Austin, 72, of 205 Stafford St., Bristol, TN, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of John J. Austin. Pallbearers will be Steve White, Terry White, Mark White, Ken Kendrick, Anthony Kendrick and Brock Malcolm. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde White, Dr. Earl Wilson, Dr. Steve Hanor, Dr. Baron and the entire staff of 2 East of Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 12, 2000

BABBAGE, BERTHA ROSENBALM, Bertha Rosenbalm Babbage, 95, formerly of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. She was born in Sullivan County, a daughter of the late Andrew G. and Sarah Self Rosenbalm. She was the widow of Dudley Babbage and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a brother, Andrew Rosenbalm of Church Hill, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Forest Hills Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Thomas Thacker will officiate. Entombment will follow. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 27, 2000

BAILEY, AMELIA MARTIN DANVILLE -- Amelia Martin Bailey, 85, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Danville. She was born in Montgomery, AL, a daughter of the late Dr. William E. Martin and Amelia Baskervill Martin. She had lived at 416 Greenhill Road in Bristol, VA. She was a graduate of Arlington Hall in Washington, DC, and the University of Michigan. She was a director of student affairs at Sullins College and for many years was director of Camp Sequoya in Abingdon. She served as president of the Blue Stocking Club and was a member of the Board of Trustees at Sullins College. She was a long-time member of State Street United Methodist Church and the widow of Raymond A. Bailey. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Bailey Divine of Winston-Salem, NC, and Susan Bailey Daniel of Danville; four grandchildren, James A. L. Daniel Jr. and Katherine McTyeire Lowder, both of Charlotte, NC, and Amelia Daniel Caudle and Meredith Johnson Lowder, both of Winston-Salem; and two great-grandchildren, James A.L. Daniel III and Anna Amelia Daniel, both of Charlotte. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in State Street United Methodist Church in Bristol Virginia by Blevins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey's father, Dr. William E. Martin, was former president of Sullins College and her late husband, Raymond A. Bailey, was a former director of admissions and development at Sullins College. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Townes Funeral Home of Danville and Blevins Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2000

BAILEY, AMELIA MARTIN DANVILLE -- Funeral services for Amelia Martin Bailey will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in State Street United Methodist Church in Bristol Virginia by Blevins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey, 85, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Danville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Townes Funeral Home of Danville and Blevins Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 18, 2000

BROOKS, CAROL H. Funeral services for Carol H. Brooks will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry Hall will officiate. Mrs. Brooks, of 355 Camelot Drive, Bristol, TN, died Monday, March 20, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Gouge, Dr. Sue Prill, Jackie Everett, Robert Brooks, Michael Brooks and Daniel Brooks. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday prior to the service in Oakley-Cook 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 MAR 23, 2000

BENT, BEULAH MAE Beulah Mae Bent of Bristol Tennessee died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol TN and a retired employee of Sperry Corp., with 15 years of service. She was a member of Piney Flats Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Calvin Bent; a stepson, Heiko L. Bent of New Jersey; a brother, Donald J. Moore of Bristol TN; five sisters, Virginia L. Trammel, Bessie L. Thompson, Doris M. Hutton, Nora L. Worley and Brenda D. Lingerfelt, all of Bristol TN. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Allen Davis will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday before the chapel service in Weaver Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Piney Flats Baptist Church, 100 Cherry Road, Piney Flats, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 12, 2000

BENT, BEULAH MAE Graveside services for Beulah Mae Bent will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Bent of Bristol TN died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at her home. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Memorial contributions may be sent to Piney Flats Baptist Church, 100 Cherry Road, Piney Flats, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 13, 2000

BISE, DARYLE WILSON, Sr. Funeral services for Daryle Wilson Bise Sr. will be conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Ralph Bise and Fred Potter will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at noon in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Bise, of Bristol Virginia, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Russell County, a son of the late John W. and Eva G. Bise, He had lived in the Bristol area since 1946. He was a carpenter, cabinet maker and technical school instructor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Pauline Trent Bise; a son Daryl Wilson "Rick" Bise Jr. of Chilhowie; two brothers, Earl Bise and Ralph Bise, both of Bristol TN; and a step-grandchild. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Cindy Bise of Chilhowie; and step-grandchild Joshua Rivera. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Buenett, Herman Eller, Buddy Gilbert, Tom Bise, Bill Bise and Don Wilson. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 19, 2000

BLACKBURN, PERRY L. BLOUNTVILLE -- Perry L. Blackburn, 84, of 282 Blackburn Road died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a member of Blountville United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge of Blountville and a retired employee of State Farm Insurance. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Margaret "Peggy" Blackburn; two daughters, Barbara Henry and Marcella Stidham, both of Blountville; two sons, Louis Blackburn and Tony Blackburn, both of Blountville; a sister, Hazel Gardner; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Blountville United Methodist Church by East Lawn Funeral Home of Kingsport. The Rev. Steve Blakemore will officiate. The body will be taken to the church an hour before services. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Blackburn was preceded in death by a grandson. Among survivors are sons-in-law E.B. Henry and Jimmy Stidham, both of Blountville; and daughters-in-law Charlotte Blackburn and Sally Blackburn, both of Blountville. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, where a Masonic service will follow the visitation. Memorial contributions may be sent to Blountville United Methodist Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 686, Blountville, TN 37617, or Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 12, 2000

BLACKBURN, PERRY L. BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Perry L. Blackburn will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Blountville United Methodist Church by East Lawn Funeral Home of Kingsport. The Rev. Steve Blakemore will officiate. The body will be taken to the church an hour before services. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Blackburn, 84, of 282 Blackburn Road, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Memorial contributions may be sent to Blountville United Methodist Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 686, Blountville, TN 37617, or Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 13, 2000

BOOHER, ETHEL LEE BAYS Funeral services for Ethel Lee Bays Booher will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ellis Necessary will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Statzer Cemetery. The Rev. Danny Felty will officiate. Mrs. Booher, 82, of 3565 Cove Creek Road, Bristol, Va., died Monday, March 6, 2000. She had lived in the Bristol area most of her life and was a daughter of the late Granville and Lilly Bays. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Everett Reed Booher; four sons, Bobby Wayne Booher and Reed Junior Booher, both of Bristol Virginia, Jerry Donald Booher of Blountville and Tony Allen Booher of Mosheim, Tenn.; three brothers, Otis Bays, W.C. Bays and Ralph Bays, all of Bristol Virginia; two sisters, Anna Ruth Mitchell of Mendota, Va., and Edith Dye of Haymarket, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Among survivors are daughters-in-law Suzanne Booher of Mosheim and Diane Booher of Bristol Virginia; and special friends Garn Bays and Fred Bays. Pallbearers will be grandsons, family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 9, 2000

BOOHER, ETHEL LEE BAYS. Funeral services for Ethel Lee Bays Booher will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ellis Necessary will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Statzer Cemetery. The Rev. Danny Felty will officiate. Mrs. Booher, 82, of 3565 Cove Creek Road, Bristol, VA, died Monday, March 6, 2000. She was a member of Willow Branch Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be grandsons, family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 10, 2000

BOWMAN, JESSIE M. CAMPBELL Jessie M. Campbell Bowman, 87, of 15346 Skyland Ave., Bristol, VA, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Alvarado, VA, and lived most of her life in the Bristol area. She was a retired employee of Imperial Reading with 43 years of service. She was a member of Twin City Rebecca Lodge 102, attended Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church and was the widow of Lacy Bowman. Surviving are a sister, Rosa Ireson of Bristol Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Don McGregor will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 12, 2000

BOWMAN, JESSIE M. CAMPBELL Funeral services for Jessie M. Campbell Bowman will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Don McGregor will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Bowman, 87, of 15346 Skyland Ave., Bristol, VA, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 13, 2000

BROOKS, CAROL H. Carol H. Brooks, of 355 Camelot Drive, Bristol, TN, died Monday, March 20, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Geneva, NY, a daughter of the late Raymond and Helena O'Dea Bowers. She had lived in Bristol since 1989. She was formerly a medical assistant with Drs. Adams and Boyle and chairman of both District 5 for the Wellmont Volunteer Association and the Gift Shop at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Surviving are her husband, Robert Brooks; two daughters, Lorie VanNostrand of West Lafayette, IN, and Lynn Arias-Thomas of El Paso, TX; two sons, Michael VanNostrand of Tahlequah, OK., and Mark VanNostrand of Lompoc, CA; a stepdaughter, Cathy Orfao of Manchester, NH; three stepsons, Robert Brooks of Blountville, Michael Brooks of Henderson, Nev., and Daniel Brooks of Arlington, TX; two sisters, Barbara Vienna of Otego, NY, and Joan Baker of Rochester, NY; four brothers, Jack Bowers of Canandahelia, NY, Ray Bowers of Reno, NV., Bruce Bowers of Interlaken, NY, and Roger Bowers of Newark, NY; 18 grandchildren; and 25 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry Hall will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Gouge, Dr. Sue Prill, Jackie Everett, Robert Brooks, Michael Brooks and Daniel Brooks. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday prior to the service in Oakley-Cook 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 MAR 21, 2000

BROWN, RONALD GALE Ronald Gale Brown of 19704 Haskell Station Road, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a son of Ann South Brown of Bristol Virginia. Surviving, besides his mother, are a daughter, Rhonda Epperson of Bristol VA; two sons, Ronnie Brown Jr. and Joe Brown, both of Bristol VA; three sisters, Kathy Balthis of Bristol VA, Wanda Lane of Blountville and Carol Lane of Bluff City; and a brother, Freddie Brown of Bristol TN. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Moore Cemetery. The Rev. Tommy Browder will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 1, 2000

CHAPMAN, JANES OSCAR James Oscar "Jim" Chapman, 88, of 107 Melrose St., Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He lived all of his life in the Bristol area and attended Lynwood Bible Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a custodian. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Grace Chapman; three daughters, Charlie Mae Berry, Margaret Cunningham and Lucille Carver, all of Bristol TN; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastors Benny Bowman and Bud Crusenberry will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, great-grandsons and nephews James Berry and Bill Carter. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Cecil Collins Sr. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 15, 2000

CORDLE, DANIEL PATRICK CHURCH HILL, TN -- Graveside services for Daniel Patrick Cordle will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, TN. Anyone wishing to attend the graveside services, please meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. Mr. Cordle, 18, of 1128 Volunteer St., died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be close friends of Daniel. Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 7, 2000

CORNETT, JUDAY GAIL BLOUNTVILLE -- Judy Gail Cornett, 53, of 532 Pleasant Hill Road died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at her home. She was born in Bristol VA, a daughter of James "Jack" Cole and Lou Ella Smeltzer Cole of Bristol VA. She was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church. Surviving, besides her parents, are her husband, Blaine F. Cornett; three sons, Shane Cornett of Jonesborough, Heath Cornett of Shady Valley and Brad Cornett of Blountville; a sister, Pat Whitaker of Bristol TN; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ed Crook will officiate. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Among survivors are daughters-in-law Linda Cornett, Tammy Cornett and Sherry Cornett; sisters-in-law Gloria Heir and Lillie Ann Shelton; and grandchildren Alexis Cornett, Casey Cornett and Austin Cornett. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 20, 2000

CORNETT, JUDY GAIL BLOUNTVILLE -- Graveside services for Judy Gail Cornett will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cem. Mrs. Cornett, 53, of 532 Pleasant Hill Road died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at her home. She was born in Bristol VA, a daughter of James "Jack" Cole and Lou Ella Smeltzer Cole of Bristol Virginia. She was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church. Surviving, besides her parents, are her husband, Blaine F. Cornett; three sons, Shane Cornett of Jonesborough, Heath Cornett of Shady Valley and Brad Cornett of Blountville; a sister, Pat Whiteaker of Bristol Tennessee; and three grandchildren. Among survivors are daughters-in-law Linda Cornett, Tammy Cornett and Sherry Cornett; brother-in-law Charlie Whiteaker; sisters-in-law Gloria Heir and Lillie Ann Shelton; and grandchildren Alexis Cornett, Casey Cornett and Austin Cornett. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 21, 2000

CUMBOW, CHARLES W. Sr. Funeral services for Charles W. Cumbow Sr. will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel in Abingdon. The Rev. Dexter Terry will officiate. Burial will be in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon. Mr. Cumbow, 88, of 75 Ohio St., Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Russell County and had lived in Abingdon for 20 years before moving to Bristol 37 years ago. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation with 40 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Z. Cumbow; two sons, C.W. Cumbow Jr. of Bristol VA and Glenn Cumbow of Bristol TN; three daughters, Frances Evelyn C. Goodson of Alvarado, VA, JoAnn Canter of Meadowview and Shirley Mitchell of Blountville; a sister, Garnie Lambert of Abingdon; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be J.W. Cumbow, Ronald Cumbow, Earl Goodson, Teddy Goodson, Chucky Cumbow and Dennis Cumbow. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Phelps, Clifford Kiser, Edward Lambert, Shine Bowers, Emmit Cumbow, L.C. Bays, Sunshine Pendleton and Jack Phelps. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Farris Funeral Service. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 16, 2000.

CUMBOW, CHARLES W. Sr. Funeral services for Charles W. Cumbow Sr. will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel in Abingdon. The Rev. Dexter Terry will officiate. Burial will be in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon. Mr. Cumbow, 88, of 75 Ohio St., Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be J.W. Cumbow, Ronald Cumbow, Earl Goodson, Teddy Goodson, Chucky Cumbow and Dennis Cumbow. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Phelps, Clifford Kiser, Edward Lambert, Shine Bowers, Emmit Cumbow, L.C. Bays, Sunshine Pendleton and Jack Phelps. Farris Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2000

DAVIS, JIMMIE NEAL Sr. Jimmie Neal Davis Sr., 81, of 2206 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Scott County and was a retired employee of the former Bristol Memorial Hospital with 24 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean War, where he achieved the rank of sergeant and was highly decorated. He served as a machine gunner flying numerous combat missions. He was a member of Preston Fleenor VFW Post 9629 of Bluff City. Mr. Davis was a member of Buffalo Christian Church, where he was an elder and teacher of the Mens Sunday School Class. He was the widower of Ruby Nell Stevens Davis. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Rebecca) Vance of Bristol TN; two sons, Jimmie Neal Davis Jr. of Grove City, OH, and William H. "Bill" Davis of Piney Flats; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Ministers Don Moorhouse and Don Merryman will officiate. Burial will be in Buffalo Christian Church Cemetery with military rites by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. A special note of thanks to a special granddaughter, Betsy Davis. Pallbearers will be Phil Phillips, Phil Henson, Mike Osborne, Dannis Goff, Todd Arrants, Jackie Vance, Bear Vance and Steven Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be George Large, Verlin Osborne, Frank Arnold, Don Vance and members of the Mens Sunday School Class at Buffalo Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 10, 2000

DAVIS, JIMMIE NEAL Sr. Funeral services for Jimmie Neal Davis Sr. will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Ministers Don Moorhouse and Don Merryman will officiate. Burial will be in Buffalo Christian Church Cemetery with military rites by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. Mr. Davis, 81, of 2206 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Phil Phillips, Phil Henson, Mike Osborne, Dannis Goff, Todd Arrants, Jackie Vance, Bear Vance and Steven Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be George Large, Verlin Osborne, Frank Arnold, Don Vance and members of the Mens Sunday School Class at Buffalo Christian Church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 11, 2000

DECKER, JANE JENKS Jane Jenks Decker, 77, of 101 Ridgewood Road, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at her home. She was born in Wilder, VA, a daughter of the late Paul B. and Pauline Gilmer Jenks. She was a former employee of Jenks and Mast in Lebanon and Sperry Corp. in Bristol Tennessee in her early years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bristol. Surviving are her husband, William T. Decker; a daughter, Jane Ann Craig of Hansonville, VA; a son, William T. Decker Jr. of Hansonville; and a granddaughter, Marion J. Craig of Hansonville. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Russell County Funeral Home Chapel in Lebanon. The Rev. Dr. Tony Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Gilmer Family Cemetery in Hansonville. Mrs. Decker was also preceded in death by a brother, Barry Jenks. Pallbearers will be David Jenks, Paul Jenks, Paul Helvey, A. K. Gilmer III, Joe Gilmer, Coy Hess and Sam Reynolds. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Russell County Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 13, 2000

DELZINGO, HELEN BLUFF CITY -- Helen Delzingo, 78, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Poland, had lived in the United States since 1949 and moved to this area in 1967. She was the widow of Mike Delzingo and of the Protestant faith. Surviving are a son, Mike Delzingo Jr. of Telford, TN; a sister, Christina Grey of Scotland; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Gene Colvard will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Delzingo was also preceded in death by a son, John Delzingo in 1989. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 6, 2000

DELZINGO, HELEN BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Helen Delzingo will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Gene Colvard will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Delzingo, 78, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Among survivors is sister-in-law Mamie Colvard of Dante, VA. Pallbearers will be Michael Delzingo, William Tarlton, Clay Tarlton, Sammy Tarlton, Michael Colvard, Robbie Colvard, Russell Colvard, William Colvard, Larry Tarlton and Kyle Tarlton. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 7, 2000

DIXON, PEGGY JOANNE PINEY FLATS -- Peggy Joanne Dixon, 59, of 277 Carlton Lane died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. Surviving are a daughter, Sherrie Dixon of Piney Flats; a brother, Bobby Lee Rose Sr. of Bristol VA; a niece; and a nephew. Mrs. Dixon donated her body to Quillen Dishner College of Medicine. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Rye Fleenor will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. Among survivors are niece Kelly Roe; nephew Bobby Roe Jr.; and daughter-in-law Susie Roe of Bristol VA. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 21, 2000

ENTLER, FRED PRESTON Fred Preston Entler, a former Bristol Virginia mayor, council member and area community, business and education leader for more than 50 years, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was 88. He was born in Hagerstown, MD, graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1930 and worked for the Potomac Edison Co. He attended Gettysburg (Pa.) College, 1936-38, and Newberry (SC) College, 1938-39. He was a U.S. Army veteran, 1941-46, and in 1966, received a bachelor of arts degree from Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA. A resident of Bristol Virginia since 1946, he was a training officer for the Veterans Administration, 1946-47, manager of credit sales for Home Furniture Co. 1947-57, secretary-treasurer of Charg-It Inc., 1957-60, director of development and alumni affairs for Emory & Henry College, 1960-74, and executive director of United Way of Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia, 1974-76. Mr. Entler came out of retirement to become program coordinator for the Greater Bristol Area Chamber of Commerce in 1977 and served as interim director in 1982. He was interim executive director of Downtown Bristol Association, 1987-88. He was a member of the Bristol Virginia City Council 1959-62 and 1978-82, serving as vice mayor 1959-61 and mayor 1961-62. He was a delegate to the Virginia Silver-Haired Legislature in 1985 and again in 1987. He was president or chairman of more than 15 area organizations and as an officer in others, including the Greater Bristol Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, Bristol Cancer Association, Bristol Historic Association, Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), Boys Club, Girls Club, Red Cross, United Way, Garden Club and People Inc. He was a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians and the National Association of Parliamentarians. He was parliamentarian for local organizations and conducted parliamentary workshops throughout the region. He was president of the Virginia Congress of Parents & Teachers, 1967-69, a regional vice president of the National Congress of Parents & Teachers, 1969-71, a delegate to the White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1970, on the board of trustees of three colleges, 1972-76, and vice chairman of the Bristol Virginia Board of Education, 1982-83. From 1950 to 1960, he was a leader in local, regional and national consumer credit organizations and activities and received several awards. He was presented the Keep Bristol Beautiful Annual Award of Excellence by the Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce in 1988, 1993 and 1997. He, along with the late Eloise Groseclose, received praise for years of volunteer work on the Cumberland Street Triangle public gardens. A member since 1953 of the United Commercial Travelers of America, a fraternal benefit society, he was accorded the honorary title of past supreme counselor (international president) after completing six years as UCT's supreme (international) treasurer in 1983. He was also a long-time leader in local and regional UCT organizations and activities. Mr. Entler received other awards including Outstanding Citizen, Woodmen of the World 1996; Volunteer of the Year, Bristol Chamber of Commerce 1995; Excellence in Education, Chamber of Commerce 1991; Charter Day citation, Emory & Henry College 1985; Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, King College 1983; Outstanding Service in Education, Bristol Virginia Board of Education 1983; Outstanding Senior Citizen of Bristol and Washington County, VA 1981; Outstanding Service, Kiwanis Club 1977; Silver Beaver, Boy Scouts of America 1962; and numerous awards from the United Way. He was a long-time member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school until a few months ago. Throughout his life he took on many local, conference, jurisdictional and national assignments in the lay ministry of the United Methodist Church. He was also a former member and teacher at Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was the widower of Margie May Gibson Entler. Surviving are two daughters, Judy Beth Entler of Boulder, CO, and Cara Ruth E. Arnold of Omaha, NB.; two sisters, Ruth Tadkowski of Baltimore and Mary Glover of Hagerstown, MD; two granddaughters; and a great-grandson. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Entler will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church by Akard Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Kidd and pastor Glenn London will officiate. It was Mr. Entler's desire to be cremated. Among survivors are granddaughters, Lisa Anne Arnold Mason and Rita Kaye Arnold, both of Omaha; great-grandson, Aaron Wayne Mason of Omaha; and many special friends, including Geneva Dillard of Bristol Tennessee. Mr. Entler was a devoted husband and father, a hero to his grandchildren, a volunteer who could never say no and a pillar of the Bristol community. He was given many accolades for the flower gardens at his Spring Garden home of 50 years. He attended Gettysburg and Newberry colleges with the eventual goal of entering into the Lutheran theological seminar. After he served as the executive director of the United Way, a December 1976 Bristol Herald Courier editorial praised him for being, "the right man in the right place at the right time." Similarly, when he came out of retirement to become the unpaid interim director of the Downtown Bristol Association, a March 1987 /{Bristol Herald Courier/} editorial noted, "Whenever Bristol, or one of its institutions or organizations, is faced with an immediate, often critical problem, one man always seems to be available to lend a hand - and a good hand it is." Emory & Henry's March 1985 Charter Day citation states, "Fred Entler's life is an essay in altruism." He married Margie May Gibson Entler on Aug. 15, 1941. She died Dec. 13, 1981. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2000

ENTLER, FRED PRESTON A memorial service to celebrate the life of Fred Preston Entler will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church by Akard Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Kidd and pastor Glenn London will officiate. It was Mr. Entler's desire to be cremated. Mr. Entler, 88, former mayor and council member of Bristol Virginia, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Fred P. and Margie G. Entler Scholarship Fund, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA 24327, the Fred P. and Margie G. Entler Scholarship Fund, King College, Bristol, TN 37620, or one of the churches or charities in which he was active. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 18, 2000

FEATHERS, ELLEN Ellen Feathers, 96, of Edgemont Towers, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Sullivan County, TN, a daughter of the late Bayless and Clemmie Hendrickson. She was the widow of Robert Campbell and Oscar Feathers. He was a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Co. and L.C. King Manufacturing Co. and a former owner of an apartment house on Sixth Street in Bristol TN. She was a self-employed seamstress. In the 1970s and 1980s, she was a bus tour organizer. She was a member of Buffalo Christian Church and attended Central Christian Church while living in Bristol. Surviving are two brothers, Mack Hendrickson and George Hendrickson, both of Bluff City; two sisters, Virginia Cross of Blountville and Grace Lindamood of Bristol; a stepdaughter, Coleen Pierce of Bristol; a grandson; a granddaughter; a step-grandson; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Don Merryman, minister, will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Buffalo Christian Church Cemetery. Mrs. Feathers was also preceded in death by children Kawana Campbell and Robert "Bobby" Campbell; and sisters Ola St. John, Molly Davis, Iva Edwards and Mae Mottern. Among survivors are grandson Randy Campbell of Blountville; granddaughter Patricia Campbell Gott of Blountville; step-grandson David Rutherford of Birmingham, AL great-grandchildren Paige Campbell, Randy Gott, Stacie Gott, Moses O'Neal, Wayne O'Neal, Rick Gott, Russ Gott, Rob Gott and Julie Kamer; and a special cousin Ruth Ann Smith of Bluff City. Ellen was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She loved the Lord and her church. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or Buffalo Christian Church, 436 Buffalo Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 16, 2000.

FEATHERS, ELLEN Funeral services for Ellen Feathers will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Don Merryman, minister, will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Buffalo Christian Church Cemetery. Mrs. Feathers, 96, of Edgemont Towers, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or Buffalo Christian Church, 436 Buffalo Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2000

FUGATE, WILLIS LEE Sr. BLOUNTVILLE -- Willis Lee Fugate Sr., 82, of 3427 Island Road died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at his home. He was born in Nickelsville, Va., and had made his home in the Blountville area for many years. He was a member of Valley View Baptist Church of Blountville, retired from Enterprise Black Diamond Co. and was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Willellen Fugate; seven daughters, Norma Jean Kendrick and Betty Ann Kendrick, both of Bristol TN, Mary Joan Peck, Carolyn Sue Miles, Susan Rutherford and Dawn Fugate, all of Blountville, and Sandra Wilkinson of Piney Flats, Tenn.; a son, Willis Lee Fugate Jr. of Blountville; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home chapel. the Rev. Zane Sutherland will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons Dustin Minnick, James Davis, Brian Kendrick, Matthew Minnick, Joey Minnick, Lee Fugate, Brandon Ford and Doug Kendrick. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service in Akard Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 23, 2000

FUGATE, WILLIA LEE Sr. BLOUNTVILLE -- Graveside services for Willis Lee Fugate Sr. will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mr. Fugate, 82, of 3427 Island Road died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at his home. Pallbearers will be grandsons Dustin Minnick, James Davis, Brian Kendrick, Matthew Minnick, Joey Minnick, Lee Fugate, Brandon Ford and Doug Kendrick. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 24, 2000

GEMMELL, RUBY JONES Ruby Jones Gemmell, 86, of Bristol Virginia died Saturday, March, 4, 2000, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a daughter of the late Ida Rogers Jones and James E. Jones of Blountville. She was the widow of William Law Gemmell Jr. She was a graduate of Lees-McRae College and a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Bristol Virginia. Surviving are two daughters, Billie Gemmell of Houston and Donna Shaffer of Bristol Tennessee; five sons, James M. Gemmell of Littleton, CO, David E. Gemmell of Pilot, VA, Daniel J. Gemmell of Johnson City, Dr. John P. Gemmell of Campobello, SC, and Charles R. Gemmell of Bristol VA; a sister, Pearl Hamilton of Bristol TN; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Revs. Thomas A. Ianucci and Stephen Smith celebrants. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Gemmell was also preceded in death by an infant son William Law Gemmell III. Among survivors are daughters-in-law, Brenda Gemmell of Littleton, Pat Gemmell of Pilot, Carolyn Gemmell of Johnson City, Vicki Gemmell of Campobello and Dena Gemmell of Bristol Virginia; sisters-in-law Rosamond G. Fagan of Bristol Virginia and Helen D. Gemmell of Mechanicsville, MD; grandchildren, Jennifer, Billy, Jaima, Lauren, Joe, Bill, Clay, Matt, John, Parker, Megan, Scott, Rubyn, Travis, Ben, Justin and John Paul; great-grandchildren Shannon, Dylan and Blaklie; and a host of loving friends. Mrs. Gemmell was dedicated to her children and grandchildren. She passed into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family. Pallbearers will be Billy Gemmell, Earl Jones, Bobby Hall, Ben Arnold, Charles Hamilton, Martin Hamilton, Justin Arnold, Travis Arnold and P.D. Fagan III. Honorary pallbearers will be Vernard "Shorty" Douberly, Lloyd Autin, Billy Jones and her sons and grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 6, 2000

GEMMELL, RUBY JONES A Mass of the Resurrection for Ruby Jones Gemmell will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Revs. Thomas A. Ianucci and Stephen Smith celebrants. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Gemmell, 86, of Bristol VAdied Saturday, March, 4, 2000, at her home. Pallbearers will be Billy Gemmell, Earl Jones, Bobby Hall, Ben Arnold, Charles Hamilton, Martin Hamilton, Justin Arnold, Travis Arnold and P. D. Fagan III. Honorary pallbearers will be Vernard "Shorty" Douberly, Lloyd Autin, Billy Jones and her sons and grandsons. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 7, 2000

GIVENS, ANNIE T. Funeral services for Annie T. Givens will be conducted Saturday at 6 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Cecil Reed will officiate. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in East Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Givens was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a daughter of the late John and Josie Stines. She was a homemaker, a member of Highland Chapel Holiness Church and the widow of William Dewey Givens. Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Brooks of Bristol Virginia and Ruth Strouth of Bristol Tennessee; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Givens was also preceded in death by a grandson, Danny Strouth. Among survivors are special friends Coleen Almany and Danny Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Jackson and Brian Jackson. The family will receive friends following the service Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 18, 2000

GIVENS, ANNIE T. Graveside services for Annie T. Givens will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in East Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Givens, 94, formerly of 711 Norfolk Ave., Bristol, Va., died Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Cambridge House. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Jackson and Brian Jackson. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 19, 2000

GORLEY, CECIL HAL BLUFF CITY -- Cecil Hal Gorley, 85, of 866 Timber Ridge Road, died Monday, March 20, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Sullivan County, a son of the late Sam and Jennie Hicks Gorley. He was retired from Frizzell Construction and spent most of his life as a farmer. He attended Bluff City Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Delila Gorley; three daughters, Shelby Jones and Margaret Christine Gorley, both of Bluff City and Wendy Cleo Vance; two sisters, Viola Garr of Bristol TN and Hazel Malone of Blountville; three brothers, Albert Gorley, Ed Gorley and Willie Gorley, all of Bristol TN; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Bluff City Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Richard Kirkland will officiate. Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Sunrise Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside services are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Mr. Gorley was also preceded in death by a son, Alton Bud Gorley; two brothers; and four sisters. Among survivors are sons-in-law Bruce Jones of Bluff City and Richard Vance. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Vance, Gerald Utsman, Bruce Jones, Scott Carrier and Richard Vance. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel or other times at the residence. Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 21, 2000

GRIFFITH, RUBIN Rubin Griffith, 88, of Bristol TN died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Cambridge House. He was a former truck driver with Bristol Builders and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. He was the widower of Cora Griffith. Surviving are two sons, Jerry Griffith of Bristol TN and Bobby Griffith of Bluff City; two sisters, Eliza Moore and Fronia Davis, both of Elizabethton; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Billy Rosenbaum will officiate. Burial will be in Ordway Cemetery. Among survivors are special friends Brenda Smith and Kay Burnette. Pallbearers will be Clay Leonard, Andy Carter, Joseph Carter, Brandon Helbert, William Mercer and Ronnie Gorley. The famly will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 6, 2000

GRIFFITH, RUBIN Funeral services for Rubin Griffin will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Billy Rosenbaum will officiate. Burial will be in Ordway Cemetery. Mr. Griffith, 88, of Bristol Tennessee died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Cambridge House. Pallbearers will be Clay Leonard, Andy Carter, Joseph Carter, Brandon Helbert, William Mercer and Ronnie Gorley. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 7, 2000

HARTSOCK, LENA M. Lena M. Hartsock, 82, of Bristol Virginia died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of Robert Franklin Hartsock, a housewife and a housekeeper and cook for the Janie Hammitt Home for Children. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. Pastors Jerry Russell and Edward Swartz will officiate. Mrs. Hartsock is survived by her church family. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 9, 2000

HARTSOCK, LENA M. Funeral services for Lena M. Hartsock will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. Pastors Jerry Russell and Edward Swartz will officiate. Mrs. Hartsock, 82, of Bristol Virginia died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 10, 2000

HOUSER, BESSIE E. Funeral services for Bessie E. Houser will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Burnette will officiate. Mrs. Houser, 78, of 100 Laurel Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 1, 2000

HYLER, ANN VIRGINIA Ann Virginia Hyler, 79, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of Bristol Tennessee for the past 60 years and a retired employee of Service Appliance Co. She was a member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church. Survivors include two brothers, John W. Hyler of Cincinnati, Ohio, and James B. "Pete" Hyler of Blountville, TN, two sisters-in-law, Betsy Hyler of Cincinnati and Lee Ann Hyler of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. In compliance with her wishes, her body was donated to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine. A memorial service will be held at Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Laura R. Resor will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 23, 2000

JONES, VIRGIL BLOUNTVILLE - Virgil Jones, 71, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a son of Fannie E. Slaughter Jones of Blountville and the late George D. Jones. He retired from Chicago Bridge and Iron and was most recently employed by Sullivan County Maintenance Department. He was a member of Blountville Christian Church. Surviving, besides his mother, are two daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Jane) Greer of Bluff City and Mrs. Steve (Elizabeth) Comley of Bristol; two sons, David Allen Jones of Bristol and Timothy Henry Jones of Bluff City; two sisters, Mrs. Wesley (Katherine "Needy") Carrier of Bristol and Mrs. James (Mary Gay) White of Blountville; five brothers, Phillip D. Jones of Greeneville, Ernie Mack Jones of Fall Branch, Tn, Paul P. Jones of Bristol, and George E. Jones and Lewis E. Jones, both of Taylor, MI; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Blountville Funeral Home. Leland Houser and Steve Everroad, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Jones was also preceded in death by two brothers, Allen D. Jones and Lonnie E. Jones. Among survivors are a special friend, Marjorie McNally Jones of Bluff City; and a special cousin, Jessie Mae Fleenor of Blountville. Pallbearers will be Willie Musser, Shawn Musser, Steve Quales, Chris Jones, Virgil Jones and Brandon Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Sullivan County Maintenance Department, Dr. Nathan Floyd, Dr. Ray Lamb, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Dr. Thomas Schnell and Curley Watt. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Blountville Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2000

KING, ROBERT LEE Robert Lee King, 84, of 1122 Corporation St., Bristol, VA, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a son of the late John Malcolm and Gertrude King. He retired from the City of Bristol Virginia Public Works Department and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Base Unit Air Transport Command in World War II. He was the widower of his wife of 62 years, Neva Violet Porter King. Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Sue Ashley of Bristol Virginia and Judy Althea Lang of Bristol TN; four sons, Robert Eugene King and Barney Duke, both of Bristol VA, Louis Malcolm King of Okeechobee, FL, and Richard Lee King of Clarksville, TN; a sister, Althea Cornelius of Bristol Virginia; two brothers, Albert King of Bristol Virginia and Arthur King of Florida; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Brad Davis, Robert Lang and Bobby King Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. King was also preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Evelyn King and Betty Jane King; two sisters, Gladys Frye and Hazel King; two brothers, Andrew King and Troy King; and a grandson, Shawn Payton Ashley. Among survivors are sons-in-law Bobby Ashley of Bristol VA and Robert Lane of Bristol TN; daughters-in-law Reba King, Gwen King, Debbie King and Sharon King; special nephew and friend Cecil Comer; and special neighbors Earl and Mary Nell Patrick. Pallbearers will be Kevin King, Kris King, Scottie Ashley, John King, Ben King, Mark King, Jonathan King and Matthew King. Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Blevins, Victor Harley and David Hushour. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home or any other time at the home of Carolyn Ashley, 637 Dixie St., Bristol, VA. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 18, 2000

KISER, TODD Todd Kiser, 23, died Saturday, March 18, 2000. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, VA, and a son of Dickie and Patty H. Kiser of Abingdon. He was a foreman with Horizon Contractors. Surviving, besides his parents, is his paternal grandmother, Ann Colley of Abingdon. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel. Pastor Larry Carroll and the Rev. Thomas Gentry will officiate. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Among survivors are two aunts, Ann Tate and Pat Hagy; two uncles, Marvin Tate and Donald Hagy; two cousins, Rhonda Neeley and Sherri Maxwell; and a very special friend, Wendy. Mr. Kiser was an avid flyer, an enthusiast of Harley Davidson Motorcycle drag racing and a member of AHDRA. He loved music and was a talented artist. Pallbearers will be Andy Freeman, Bo Venable, Chad Fuller, Micah McKinnon, Chris Proffit, Nick Shortridge, Adam Wampler and Kevin Dickenson. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to the service Tuesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for youth activities may be sent to Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 18416 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 21, 2000

LEEPER, MARGARET HAWK, PINEY FLATS -- Margaret Hawk Leeper, 84, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Asbury Center in Johnson City. She was born in Piney Flats and had resided in Kingsport for most of her life. She was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman Co. where she was a secretary. She was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Evelyn Gates and Polly Cross, both of Piney Flats; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home downtown chapel. The Rev. Mack Houston will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown. Memorial contributions may be sent to Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 6, 2000

LEEPER, MARGARET HAWK PINEY FLATS -- Funeral services for Margaret Hawk Leeper will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home downtown chapel. The Revs. Mack Houston and John Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Margaret Hawk Leeper, 84, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Asbury Center in Johnson City. She was born in Piney Flats, a daughter of the late Hugh and Edith Hayes Hawk, and had resided in Kingsport for most of her life. She was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman Co. where she was a secretary. She was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church and the widow of Tom Leeper. Surviving are two sisters, Evelyn Gates and Polly Cross, both of Piney Flats; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Leeper was also preceded in death by a sister and three brothers. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown. Memorial contributions may be sent to Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 7, 2000

LEONARD, AILEEN RUTHERFORD, Aileen Rutherford Leonard, 89, of 6173 Gate City Highway, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Washington County, VA, a daughter of the late Thomas Decatur and Mary Elizabeth Cross Rutherford. She was a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Co. and retired as a housekeeping supervisor from the former Bristol Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Community Baptist Church and the widow of Isaac Leonard. Surviving are a daughter, Viola Beatty of Bristol Virginia; a son, Bernard H. Leonard of Bristol Virginia; two grandsons, Bernard Leonard Jr. of Bristol Tennessee and Tony Lee Enscore of Bristol VA; and two great-grandchildren, Wendy Wall of Larona, WV, and Stefan Michael Neely of Bristol VA. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home. The Rev. Howard Robinson and Samuel K. Saunders, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Leonard was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tanya Neely. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Evelyn Leonard of Bristol VA; son-in-law Robert Beatty of Bristol VA; and a very special friend, Angeleen Trivett. Pallbearers will be James Gentry, T.R. Rutherford, Jack Rutherford, Robert Collins, Bill Balthis and Brad Michaels. Honorary pallbearer will be Ralph Morrison. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 3, 2000

LEONARD, AILEEN RUTHERFORD Funeral services for Aileen Rutherford Leonard will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home. The Rev. Howard Robinson and Samuel K. Saunders, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Leonard, 89, of 6173 Gate City Highway, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be James Gentry, T.R. Rutherford, Jack Rutherford, Robert Collins, Bill Balthis and Brad Michaels. Honorary pallbearer will be Ralph Morrison. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2000

LEONARD, F. EDDIE BLOUNTVILLE -- F. Eddie Leonard, 63, of 224 Harr Drive died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a lifelong resident of the Blountville area, a son of the late Tommy and Dora Belle Almaroad Leonard. He was a retired employee from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are two sons, Michael Lynn of Newtown, CT, and John Leonard of Blountville; two sisters, Mrs. Glen (Hazel E.) Houser of Bluff City and Mrs. Mike (Betty Jo) Leonard of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Eddie Zimmerman and Zane Sutherland will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 15, 2000

LEONARD, F. EDDIE BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for F. Eddie Leonard will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Eddie Zimmerman and Zane Sutherland will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Leonard, 63, of 224 Harr Drive died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 16, 2000.

LINNEN, NELLIE BEATRICE Graveside services for Nellie Batrice Linnen will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Pastor Dewey Williams will officiate. Mrs. Linnen, 84, of Bristol VA died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late James Thomas Moore Sr. and Fannie Jane Felty Moore. She was a retired employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Co. She was the widow of Aaron Monroe Linnen and a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, William Thomas Moore of Bristol Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 27, 2000

LLOYD, CHARLES "BUSTER" Charles "Buster" Lloyd, 77, of 354 Skyland Drive, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Washington College, TN, a son of the late Charles and Goldie Kyker Lloyd. He was a former resident of Johnson City and had lived in Bristol TN for the past 11 years. He was a retired employee of Pet Dairy Inc., a U.S. Army veteran and attended Tacoma Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Tucker Lloyd; a son, Michael Lloyd of Blountville; two daughters, Renee McCrary of Oak Ridge, TN, and Regina Metcalf of Bristol TN; a brother, Herman Loyd of Limestone; six sisters, Mary Mae Keyes of Kingsport, Kathleen Slemmons of Jonesborough, Helen Kilby, Lena Humphries and Joan Rash, all of Johnson City, and Nylah Leonard of Chesapeake Bay, MD; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 4 p.m. in Roselawn Memory Gardens by Morris-Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City. The Rev. Sid Tiller will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Morris-Baker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 373215. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 3, 2000

MEEKS, BERTHA MELINDA POPE Bertha Melinda Pope Meeks, 77, of 12419 Kingmill Pike, Bristol, VA, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was born in Washington County, VA, and had lived in the Bristol area for the past 15 years. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband, Jesse Meeks; a son, James Meeks of Bristol Virginia; two sisters, Lelir Woodby and Minnie Ball, both of Bristol Virginia; a half-sister, Dorotha Buchanan of Utha; four half-brothers, Henson Pope, Sherdon Pope, Harlan Pope and Hobart Pope; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Allen Holden will officiate. Entombment will be in Mountain View Mausoleum. Mrs. Meeks traveled throughout the United States as a military wife. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 5, 2000

MEEKS, BERTHA MELINDA POPE Funeral services for Bertha Melinda Pope Meeks will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Allen Holden will officiate. Entombment will be in Mountain View Mausoleum. Mrs. Meeks, 77, of 12419 Kingmill Pike, Bristol, VA., died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 6, 2000

McQUEEN, MONA M. SHADY VALLEY, TN-- Mona M. McQueen, 81, of 9952 Highway 421 North, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Shady Valley and a daughter of the late Isaac and Gertie Long Blevins. She was the widow of Chester McQueen and a member of Harmon Christian Church. Surviving are three daughters, Delores Blevins of Rockford, AL, and Phyllis Perdue and Judy Mahala, both of Shady Valley; a son, Kenny McQueen, of Butler; a sister, Sue Barry of Shady Valley; a brother, R.B. Blevins of Shady Valley; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Harmon Christian Church by Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus. Jim Hutchinson, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Blevins Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lonnie Long, Kenneth Garland, Huey Long, Elwood Cretsinger, Gary McQueen, Erby Howard, Tom Reece and R. D. Garland. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in Harmon Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Shady Valley Fire Department. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 3, 2000

McQUEEN, MONA M. SHADY VALLEY, TN -- Funeral services for Mona M. McQueen will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Harmon Christian Church by Johnson Funeral Home of Damascus. Jim Hutchinson, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Blevins Cemetery. Mrs. McQueen, 81, of 9952 Highway 421 North, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was preceded in death by a son, Teddy McQueen. Pallbearers will be Lonnie Long, Kenneth Garland, Huey Long, Elwood Cretsinger, Gary McQueen, Erby Howard, Tom Reece and R.D. Garland. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Shady Valley Fire Department. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2000

MOORE, ANNA MARIE Anna Marie Moore, 43, of 304 Lindsey St., Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late Robert and Jessie Begley. Surviving are her husband James Moore Jr.; a daughter, Jessica Sue Bays of Bristol TN; three sons, Danny Joseph Bays, Wesley Bays and Tom Bays, all of Bristol TN; a brother, Mickey Begley of Bristol Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be private. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 2, 2000

MOORE, LOIS EARLINE BLOUNTVILLE -- Lois Earline Moore, 69, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Hattie Cross Moore. She was a retired employee of Beecham Laboratories, serving 41 years. She was a member of the Cross Home Demonstration Club, Alpha Omega Senior Citizens Club, United Methodist Women and Cross United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. D. (Mary Helen M.) Bowery and Mrs. Wiley (Pauline M.) Snodgrass, both of Blountville; two nieces; two nephews; four great-nieces; a great-nephew; a great-great-niece; and two great-great-nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Harry Fleenor will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Among survivors are nieces, Dawn Bowery of Blountville and Rita Holden of Abingdon; nephews, Keith Bowery of Blountville and Danny Snodgrass of Connecticut. Pallbearers will be Bud Herman, Charlie Nave, Tyler Cross, Eddie Minnick, Harry Elsea, Joe Leonard, Jerry Clark and Charlie Pope. Honorary pallbearers will be a very special friend, Marie Nave, members of the Alpha-Omega Ministries Senior Citizens Club, Dr. Stephanie Powell and Dr. B.Y. Cowan. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Alpha-Omega Ministries or the Cross United Methodist Church. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 25, 2000

MORRELL, JOSPEH "J. W. DUB" BLUFF CITY -- Joseph "J.W. Dub" Morrell, 77, of Main Street, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in NHC Health Care of Bristol. He was born in Bluff City, a son of the late Jody and Belle Nickles Morrell. He was a member of the Bluff City Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are a brother, Willey Gene Morrell of Kingsport; three sisters, Hattie McGee of Greenback, TN, and Grace Fillers and Elzira Harmon, both of Piney Flats; and a nephew. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home in Bluff City. Howard Miller will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Morning View Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside services are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:40 a.m. Monday. Among survivors are special nephew Haskel Humphreys; and Donna and Howard Miller. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Bluff City Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 12, 2000

MORRELL, JOSEPH "J. W. DUB" BLUFF CITY -- Graveside services for Joseph "J.W. Dub" Morrell will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Morning View Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside services are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:40 a.m. Mr. Morrell, 77, of Main Street, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in NHC Health Care of Bristol. He was born in Bluff City, a son of the late Jody and Belle Nickles Morrell. He was a member of the Bluff City Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are a brother, Willey Gene Morrell of Kingsport; three sisters, Hattie McGee of Greenback, TN, and Grace Fillers and Elzira Harmon, both of Piney Flats; and several nieces and nephews. Among survivors are special nephew Haskel Humphreys; and Donna and Howard Miller. Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 13, 2000

MORRIS, MARGARET GILL PINEY FLATS -- Margaret Gill Morris, 76, of 404 Cottonwood Lane died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Asheville, NC, a daughter of the late Troy and Carrie Wilson Gill. She moved to Piney Flats in 1987 and was a member of Piney Flats Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Thad Morris; two sons, Randy Morris of Piney Flats and Charlie Morris of Bristol TN; two sisters, Virginia Gambill of Hendersonville, NC, and Peggy Cavan of Portagus, IN; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in Piney Flats Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Charles Taylor will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service Sunday in the church. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 11, 2000

MORRIS, MARGARET GILL PINEY FLATS -- A memorial service for Margaret Gill Morris will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in Piney Flats Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Charles Taylor will officiate. Mrs. Morris, 76, of 404 Cottonwood Lane died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service Sunday in the church. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 12, 2000

MURRAY, CHARMIE JOANNA SHAFFER Charmie Joanna Shaffer Murray, 96, of 2208 Shelby St., Bristol, TN., died Tuesday, March 21,. 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Washington County, VA, and had lived in the Bristol area all of her life. She was a homemaker, a member of Lime Hill Baptist Church and the widow of Edgar Dewey Murray. Surviving are four daughters, Marie Grubb of Bristol TN, Okie Booher of Bristol VA, and Shirley E. Tinkel and Linda Stevens, both of Marion, IN.; three sons, Kelly E. Murray, Rex Murray and Bill Murray, all of Bristol TN; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Wise will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 21, 2000

NORTON, JAMES ROBINSON Funeral services for James Robinson Norton will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Don Denton will officiate. Military honors will be by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. Family and friends will leave in procession from the funeral home to the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Mr. Norton, 68, of 361 Glenwood Road, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be special friends. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 1, 2000

NECESSARY, GARLAND H. Garland H. Necessary, 86, of 2400 Bradley St., Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Richmond, IN, a son of the late George W. and Grace Isley Necessary. He had made his home in the Bristol area most of his life. He retired as maintenance supervisor at S. E. Massengill/Smith-Kline Beecham with 44 years of service and was a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Nannie R. Necessary; a daughter, Doris Frazier of Bristol Virginia; two sons, John Necessary of Bristol TN and Alvin Necessary of Danville, VA; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. David Burton and Lester MacKinnon will officiate. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Among survivors are grandchildren Wade Necessary, Mat Keen, Kelli Scott, Christy Ryans and Jonathan Frazier; great-grandchildren Jordan Ryans and Alexis Ryans; daughters-in-law Ruth Necessary and Joan Necessary; and son-in-law Lee Frazier. Pallbearers will be Mathew Keen, Jonathan Frazier, Bill Ivey, Wade Necessary, Robbie Ryans and Bill Marrs. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 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 MAR. 9, 2000

NECESSARY, GARLAND H. Graveside services for Garland H. Necessary will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Necessary, 86, of 2400 Bradley St., Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nannie R. Necessary. Pallbearers will be Mathew Keen, Jonathan Frazier, Bill Ivey, Wade Necessary, Robbie Ryans and Bill Marrs. 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 MAR 10, 2000

NEWMAN, BURLEY, "HAPPY" Funeral services for Burley "Happy" Newman will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Kenneth Newman and Lloyd Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Paperville Cemetery with military honors by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Newman, 78, of 301 S. Main St., Newtown, CT, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in the Danbury Hospital. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 10, 2000

OVERBEY, ADA L. Ada L. Overbey, 99, of 2106 Anderson St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and the widow of Albert R. Overbey Sr. She was a Gold Star Mother, losing her son, James Joseph Overbey, in World War II. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, William H. Overbey and Fred A. Overbey, both of Bristol Tennessee, and Albert Overbey Jr. of Bluff City; two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Shirley) Godsey and Mrs. Jack (Mildred) Burroughs, both of Bristol TN; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Darin Kress will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Among survivors are three special friends, Mrs. Dawn Russell, Mrs. Dude (Juanita) Smith and Mrs. Hazel Willett. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Hal Overbey, Greg Godsey, Chip Burroughs, Fred A. Overbey Jr., Michael Overbey and Jessee Overbey; and two special family members, Jack Godsey and Carson Ashworth. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home or any other time at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Godsey, 50 Three Oaks Road, Bristol, TN. Memorial contributions may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, 1505 Broad St., Bristol, TN 37620. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 19, 2000

OVERBEY, ADA L. Funeral services for Ada L. Overbey will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Darin Kress will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Overbey, 99, of 2106 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at her home. Pallbearers will be grandsons Hal Overbey, Greg Godsey, Chip Burroughs, Fred A. Overbey Jr., Michael Overbey and Jessee Overbey; and two special family members, Jack Godsey and Carson Ashworth. Memorial contributions may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, 1505 Broad St., Bristol, TN 37620. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 20, 2000

PAYNE, JAMES W. SUFFOLK, VA -- James W. Payne, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000. He was born in Bristol Tennessee, a son of Perry D. and Grace Lee Payne. He was a member of Fairmount Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a son, Jason Payne; two brothers, Bobby Payne of Bristol TN and Ronnie Payne of Oxmore, CA; and four sisters, Ruby Busby and Wyona Null, both of Norfolk, Ardity Young of McMinnville, TN, and Joleene Eldridge of Colonial Heights. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 1, 2000

PETERS, BAXTER H. GILLIS, LA -- Baxter H. "Pete" Peters, 70, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Lake Charles Hospital. He was born in Bristol Virginia and lived in the Gillis area for 22 years, coming from Inverness, FL. He was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department in Tampa, FL, and the Gillis Fire Department. He was an auctioneer, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Marie Peters; a son, Wayne Peters of Jacksonville, FL; four daughters, JoAnn Walker and Julie Peters, both of Gillis; and Barbara Carter and Penny Briles, both of Lake Charles, LA.; four brothers, George Peters, J.C. Peters and Connley Peters, all of Virginia, and Dewey Peters of OH; two sisters, Polly Peters of Virginia and Alene Clark of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday in Moss Bluff, La. J.E. Hixon & Sons Funeral Home of Moss Bluff is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 9, 2000

PETERSON, CLETUS FRANK Cletus Frank Peterson, 84, a resident of Tennessee Rooming House, 624 Broad St., Bristol, TN, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Burial will be conducted Friday in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home. Mr. Peterson is survived by a special friend, James Hodge. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2000

PROPST, OPAL J. "SAM" Opal J. "Sam" Propst of 709 Dakota Road, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and Bristol VA. She was a graduate of Cleveland High School in Green Springs, VA, and attended business college. She was a former employee of Dominion National Bank and most recently employed in the accounting department of Bristol Broadcasting Corp. WXBQ radio station with more than 20 years of service. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Gary Lynn McCray of Bristol VA; a sister, June Pritchard of Knoxville; a brother, William K. Sweet of Shreveport, LA; a granddaughter, Shawna Jean McCray; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol, TN. The Rev. William Slagle will officiate. Entombment will be in Mountain View Mausoleum. Among survivors is daughter-in-law Janice McCray. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 16, 2000.

PROPST, OPAL J. "SAM" Funeral services for Opal J. "Sam" Propst will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel by Akard Funeral Home of Bristol, TN. The Rev. William Slagle will officiate. Entombment will be in Mountain View Mausoleum. Ms. Propst of 709 Dakota Road, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2000

RICHARDSON, BURCHA MAE. Burcha Mae Richardson, 75, of Bristol Virginia died recently at her home. She was of the Christian faith. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Shipley Cemetery in the Hickory Tree community. Surviving is a sister-in-law, Julia Kerr Richardson. There will be no visitation in the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 5, 2000

RICHARDSON, BURCHA MAE Graveside services for Burcha Mae Richardson will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Shipley Cemetery in the Hickory Tree community. Miss Richardson, 75, of Bristol Virginia died recently at her home. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 6, 2000

RICHARDSON, GLADYS S. Funeral services for Gladys S. Richardson will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. John Ryan will officiate. Burial will be in Shipley Cemetery. Mrs. Richardson, 90, of 2046 Carolina Ave., Bristol, TN, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a retired employee of L.C. King and a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing. She was a member of Valley Pike Presbyterian Church and the widow of Jasper Lee Richardson. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) Keith of Bristol TN and Mrs. Ronnie (Patsy) Compton of Pilgrims Knob, VA; a son, Bobbie Richardson of Hampton, VA; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Richardson was also preceded in death by a son, Billy Gene Richardson. Among survivors are sister-in-law Evelyn Smithson and daughter-in-law LaRose Richardson. Pallbearers will be Billy Richardson, Jeff Richardson, Bobby Richardson, Mike Keith, Greg Keith, David Richardson, Jasper Richardson and Tommy Compton. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Tom Green. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home or any time at the home of a daughter, Betty Keith, 304 Brookwood Drive, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 7, 2000

ROARK, BRADLEY WILLIAM. DUNDEE, FL -- Bradley William Roark, 65, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He was born in Washington County, VA, a son of the late Jordon Michael and Ida Poore Roark. He had made his home in Florida for the past 25 years. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Roark; children Wendy Skaggs, Tina Finkle and William Bradley Roark II, all of Bristol Tennessee; a sister, Danford Layell of Bristol Virginia; three brothers, Jay Roark and George Roark, both of Bristol Virginia, and Douglas Roark of Tale City, IN; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Thursday in Dundee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of choice. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2000

ROBERTS, DANIEL R. "D. R." Funeral services for Daniel R. "D.R." Roberts will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Sam Haynes will officiate. Military honors will be by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. A Masonic memorial service will be conducted by the King Masonic Lodge Thursday at 6 p.m. in the funeral home. Mr. Roberts, 74, of 202 Hemlock Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at his home. He was born in Carter County, Tenn., and had lived in Elizabethton before moving to Bristol 60 years ago. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon of Elizabethton, a member of the King Masonic Lodge 461, Jericho Shrine Temple and Elks Lodge 232. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol and the American Legion. He was a member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Avalle Smith Roberts; a brother, Stanley Roberts of Bristol Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends following the Masonic service Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 9, 2000

ROBERTS, DANIEL R. "D. R." Funeral services for Daniel R. "D. R." Roberts will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Sam Haynes will officiate. Military honors will be by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Mr. Roberts, 74, of 202 Hemlock Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Avalee Smith Roberts. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 10, 2000

ROBERTS, ROSIE J. Funeral services for Rosie J. Roberts will be conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Marilyn James and Dennis Burnette will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Weaver Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts, 72, of 411 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a housewife, of the Baptist faith and the widow of Frank Roberts. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley R. Norris Boyd of Bristol TN; three sons, McArthur Roberts of Bristol TN, and Landon Roberts and Ralph Roberts, both of Maryland; a sister, Blanche Hurd Absher of Kingsport; a brother, Dewey Tankersly of Jonesville; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday prior to the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 5, 2000

ROBERTS, ROSIE J. Graveside services for Rosie J. Roberts will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Weaver Cemetery. The Revs. Marlin Jaynes and Dennis Burnette will officiate. Mrs. Roberts, 72, of 411 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Holston Valley Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 6, 2000

RUTHERFORD, GENEVIEVE GENTRY BLUFF CITY -- Genevieve Gentry Rutherford, 79, of 244 Earhart Road died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Damascus, a daughter of the late William Baxter Gentry and Emma Blanche Wright Gentry. She had lived most of her life in Bristol. She was the widow of Maurice F. "Morris" Rutherford and a member of First Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Martha Ellen "Cookie") Freeman of Bluff City and Mrs. Richard (Patricia Clair) Ohmer of Hickory, NC; three grandsons, Matthew Freeman, Nicholas Freeman and Daniel Ohmer; three great-grandsons, Christian Ohmer, Joshua Ohmer and Zachery Ohmer; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories in Mountain View Cemetery by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home of Bristol. The Rev. John Thrasher will officiate. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Christian Church, 311 Spencer St., Bristol, VA 24101. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 12, 2000

RUTHERFORD, GENEVIEVE BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Genevieve Gentry Rutherford will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories in Mountain View Cemetery by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home of Bristol. The Rev. John Thrasher will officiate. Burial will follow. Mrs. Rutherford, 79, of 244 Earhart Road, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Christian Church, 311 Spencer St., Bristol, VA 24101. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 13, 2000

SAMS, REATHA MARIE FIELDS Funeral services for Reatha Marie Fields Sams will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Lester MacKinnon and Scott Price will officiate. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in East Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Sams, of 2516 Bay St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Hill Station, VA, and had lived in the Bristol area since 1949. She was the former owner of Reatha's Beauty Shop, a member of the Virginia Rebecca Lodge and Fellowship Chapel Church. Surviving are her husband Paul Sams; a daughter, Mrs. David (Greta) Green of Kingsport; four sisters, Ellen Shelton of Weber City, Lucy Carter of Gate City, Emma Williams of Church Hill, TN, and Gladys Turner of Kingsport; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Among survivors is granddaughter Mrs. Kenneth (Sabra) Sexton of Piney Flats. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday before the chapel services in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 13, 2000

SAMPSON, LOLA DEAR MILLSAP Funeral services for Lola Dear Millsap Sampson will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The Revs. Lester MacKinnon and Scott Price will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Sampson, 80, of 352 Walnut Hill Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol Tennessee, a retired employee of Bristol Jeans and a member of Fellowship Chapel Church. Surviving are her husband, Claude W. Sampson; two daughters, Wanda Smith of Waynesboro, VA, and Karen O'Dell of Bristol TN; two sons, David W. Sampson of Alexandria and Carl E. Sampson of Rustburg, VA; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Among survivors are son-in-law Wayne Smith; and daughters-in-law Joyce Sampson and Gay Sampson. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 12, 2000

SAMPSON, LOLA DEAR MILLSAP Funeral services for Lola Dear Millsap Sampson will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The Revs. Lester MacKinnon and Scott Price will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Sampson, 80, of 352 Walnut Hill Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 13, 2000

SCOTT, BRUCE BEVERLY Funeral services for Bruce Beverly Scott will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Ross Dampier and Sid Tiller will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Scott, 71, of 100 Lowry Lane, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Wise, a son of Ada Beverly Scott of Bristol TN and the late Emory D. Scott. He had lived in the Bristol area for the past 40 years and was formerly employed with Unisys Corp. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and of the Christian faith. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Mary Shuttle Scott; a daughter, Julie S. Cimburke of Prince George, VA; a son, Gregory B. Scott of Shelby, NC; a sister, Nancy Sheffield of Chester, VA; and a step-granddaughter. Among survivors is step-granddaughter, Cyndy Cimburke of Colonial Heights, VA. Pallbearers will be Rusty Huffman, Jason Leab, Charlie Leab, Michael Ollis, Andy Anderson and Mickey Scott. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 1, 2000

SCOTT, BRUCE BEVERLY Funeral services for Bruce Beverly Scott will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Ross Dampier and Sid Tiller will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Scott, 71, of 100 Lowry Lane, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Rusty Huffman, Jason Leab, Charlie Leab, Michael Ollis, Andy Anderson and Mickey Scott. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 2, 2000

SENSABAUGH, JAMAAR GOFF KINGSPORT -- Jamaar Goff Sensabaugh, 16, of 1033 E. Sevier Ave., died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Fort Ord, CA, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Kim (Becky Goff) Sensabaugh. He had spent most of his life in Kingsport where he attended Sunday school at Mount Zion Holiness Church. He was a student at John Sevier Middle School where he excelled academically and in athletics. He was the recipient of the 1996 Little Big 7 All-Conference Award for his participation in chorus, football, basketball, indoor soccer, show choir and his fifth grade performance in the Nutcracker. While at John Sevier Middle School, he also received the 1998 President's Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Co-Captain Award for freshman football. Jamaar continued to achieve academic and athletic recognition at Dobyns-Bennett High School where he was a sophomore. He was a member of the varsity football team, junior varsity basketball team, Spanish Club and Ebony Club. Surviving, besides his parents, are two brothers, Travis and Coty Sensabaugh, both of Kingsport; maternal grandmother Jean Goff of Gate City, VA.; and paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Hoover (Jeanette) Sensabaugh of Kingsport. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Dobyns-Bennett Dome (gymnasium) by Robinson Funeral Services in Kingsport. The body will be in Dobyns-Bennett from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery. Jamaar was preceded in death by maternal grandfather William J. Goff Sr.; and paternal great-grandfather Sam Sensabaugh. Among survivors are special cousins LaToya Pope of Newark, NJ, and Whitney Sensabaugh of Kingsport; and a host of relatives and very special friends. Friends may call at the home at any time. Robinson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 24, 2000

SHAFFER, CARSON DEWEY BLOUNTVILLE -- Carson Dewey Shaffer, 79, of Cole Hollow Road, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at the home of his daughter in Kingsport. He was born in Bristol VA, a son of the late Charlie and Lizzie Musser Shaffer, and came to Sullivan County 44 years ago from Fordtown, TN. He was a minister for over 50 years, a member and former pastor of Hickman Memorial Church. He retired from the Sullivan County Highway Department. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Lizzie J. Browder Shaffer; three daughters, Frances Imogene Simms and Brenda Maples, both of Blountville, and Janette Sawyer of Kingsport; four sons, Bobby Shaffer, Dewey Shaffer and Terry Shaffer, all of Blountville, and Randy Shaffer of Kingsport; his stepmother, Ruby Shaffer of Blountville; a sister, Geneviene Shipley of Bristol; two brothers, Edward Shaffer of Arizona and Fred Shaffer of Virginia; four stepsisters, Shirley Skeens, Louise Hurd, Betty Branson and Patricia Crusenberry; two stepbrothers, Paul and Silas Shaffer; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Hickman Memorial Church by East Lawn Funeral Home of Kingsport. Pastors Dewey Shaffer, Pat Hammond and Freddie Miller will officiate. Music will be by the Tiller Family and True Faith Singers. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Mr. Shaffer was also preceded in death by a son, Billy Shaffer; and two brothers, Conley and Curtis Shaffer. Among survivors are sons-in-law, Emmett Simms and Henry Maples, both of Blountville, and Fred Sawyer of Kingsport; daughters-in-law, Doris Shaffer, Brenda Shaffer and Christine Shaffer, all of Blountville, and Sherry Shaffer of Kingsport. Pallbearers will be Jason, Jamie, Tony, Jerry, Billy Joe and Mark Shaffer, Brin Sims and Jeffrey Amyx. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Hickman Memorial Church. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home and any time at the home of a daughter, Jeanette Sawyer, 516 Foothill Road, Kingsport, TN. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 25, 2000

SHAFFER, REV. CARSON DEWEY BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for the Rev. Carson Dewey Shaffer will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Hickman Memorial Church by East Lawn Funeral Home of Kingsport. Pastors Dewey Shaffer, Pat Hammond and Freddie Miller will officiate. Music will be by the Tiller Family and True Faith Singers. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Mr. Shaffer, 79, of Cole Hollow Road, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at the home of his daughter in Kingsport. Pallbearers will be Jason, Jamie, Tony, Jerry, Billy Joe and Mark Shaffer, Brian Sims and Jeffrey Amyx. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Hickman Memorial Church. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 26, 2000

SHAFFER, KENNETH D. Funeral services for Kenneth D. Shaffer will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Ted Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Shaffer, of 105 Oak Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Washington County, VA, a son of the late Oscar Shaffer and Kate Fleenor Shaffer. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a former employee of Monroe Calculating Co., Hav-a-Tampa Wholesale and retired from Rice Wholesale Co. Surviving are his wife, Lois Shaffer; two sons, Michael K. Shaffer of San Dimas, CA, and David A. Shaffer of Bluff City; a sister, Loraine Loudy of Richmond, IN; a grandson; a granddaughter; a step-granddaughter; and a nephew. Among survivors are two daughters-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred D. Baker, Dr. John Sherrill, Jack Campbell, Marvin Shaffer, Joe Campbell and Hugh Kilgore. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 1, 2000

SHAFFER, KENNETH D. Funeral services for Kenneth D. Shaffer will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Ted Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Shaffer, of 105 Oak Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred D. Baker, Dr. John Sherrill, Jack Campbell, Marvin Shaffer, Joe Campbell and Hugh Kilgore. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 2, 2000

SHIPLEY, SARAH K. "CASSIE" Sarah K. "Cassie" Shipley, 102, of 1640 Hickory Tree Road, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a daughter of the late George W. and Nancy Vance Booher. She was a homemaker, a member of Central Holston Christian Church and the 100 Year Club. She was the widow of Adam R. Shipley. Surviving are three daughters, Edythe Cross, Anna Lee Carrier and Nancy Combs, all of Bristol; two sons, George W. Shipley and Dan O. Shipley, both of Bristol; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchldren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Central Holston Christian Church. Ministers Paul Favor and Wayne Emory will officiate. Burial will be in Shipley Cemetery. Mrs. Shipley was also preceded in death by a son, J.W. Shipley; and a daughter, Nellogene Richard. Pallbearers will be Johnny Carrier, Dean Shipley, Ronnie Cross, Kenny Grindstaff, Bobby Adam Miller and Greg Whitaker. Honorary pallbearers will be Max Jackson, Wayne Morrell, Paul Carlyle, H.M. Denton Sr., W. D. O'Dell, Ben Campbell, Rick Campbell, Charles "Scritch" Whitaker. 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 Central Holston Christian Church, 261 Sand Bar Road, Bristol, TN 37620 BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 11, 2000

SHIPLEY, SARAH K. "CASSIE" Funeral services for Sarah K. "Cassie" Shipley will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Central Holston Christian Church. Ministers Paul Favor and Wayne Emory will officiate. Burial will be in Shipley Cemetery. Mrs. Shipley, 102, of 1640 Hickory Tree Road, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Pallbearers will be Johnny Carrier, Dean Shipley, Ronnie Cross, Kenny Grindstaff, Bobby Adam Miller and Greg Whitaker. Honorary pallbearers will be Max Jackson, Wayne Morrell, Paul Carlyle, H.M. Denton Sr., W. D. O'Dell, Ben Campbell, Rick Campbell, Charles "Scritch" Whitaker. In lieu of flowers, 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 MAR 12, 2000

SHUMAKER, EVELYN COMBS, Evelyn Combs Shumaker, 84, of Broad Street, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in NHC of Bristol. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of William A. and Minnie Lee Combs. She was the widow of Adrian "Pete" Shumaker. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the Ladies' Canasta Club, the YWCA and the Women's Club. Surviving are a daughter, Adrienne S. Reed of Grandy, CT; a son, Richard "Dick" Shumaker of Johnson City; a half-sister, Patsy Combs; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Tony Trunnell will officiate. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, 1505 Broad St., Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 6, 2000

SHUMAKER, EVELYN COMBS Funeral services for Evelyn Combs Shumaker will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Shelby Hills Cemetery by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Tony Trunnell will officiate. Burial will follow. Mrs. Shumaker, 84, of Broad Street, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in NHC of Bristol. Memorial contributions may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, 1505 Broad St., Bristol, TN 37620. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 7, 2000

SMITH, BERTHA MAE BLUFF CITY -- Bertha Mae Smith, 83, of 321 Flatwood Road died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of Hickory Tree community and a daughter of the late Jake and Fannie Smithson Hayes. She was a charter member of Hickory Tree Union Church, a retired bakery manager and former school teacher during World War II. She was a member of the first graduating class of Holston Valley High School in 1937. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Judy) Roberts of Bluff City, Mrs. Tom (Sandra) Pepper of St. Louis, MO, and Mrs. Leo (Frieda) Uy of Virginia Beach; a sister, Marie Perrigan of Bristol TN; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Hickory Tree Union Church by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol. The Rev. Jimmy Sproles will officiate. Burial will be in Shipley Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was also preceded in death by her beloved son, Ricky Lee Smith. Among survivors are aunt Mrs. Albert (Cora) Hayes; sister-in-law Mrs. Pete (Kate) Hayes; and grandchildren Joey and Ralph Fasano, Bertha Mae (Krystal) Alford, Jesse and T.J. Pepper, Jackie Lee Smith and Ricky Uy. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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 MAR 15, 2000

SMITH, BERTHA MAE BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Bertha Mae Smith will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Hickory Tree Union Church by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol. The Rev. Jimmy Sproles will officiate. Burial will be in Shipley Cemetery. Ms. Smith, 83, of 321 Flatwood Road died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be nephews. 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 MAR. 16, 2000.

STILWELL, PARTICIA ANN Patricia Ann Stilwell, 38, of 245 Felty Private Drive, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Lebanon, a daughter of Clinton and Frances Smith Hess of Rosedale, VA. She had lived in Bristol Tennessee for the past 16 years. She was a 1979 graduate of Lebanon High School and a former employee of Bristol Wal Mart. Surviving, besides her parents, are her husband, Michael Wayne Stilwell; a son, Tyler Clint Stilwell of the home; a sister, Donna K. Hess of Leesburg, VA; and paternal grandmother Gladys Hess of Venia, VA. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands. The Revs. Ted Reynolds and J.C. Steele will officiate. Entombment will be in Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill, VA. Pallbearers will be Mike Elkins, Chad Harman, Steven Belcher, Chris Severt, Tony Stilwell, Ricky Nuckles, Jeff Ball and Chad Wallace. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Randolf, Roy Lawson, Donald Nuckles, Scott Bolen, Charlie Thomas, Gary Austin, Gregory Austin, Dave Thompson, Wesley Hess, Jeff Hess, Todd Hess, Dr. Matthew Wood and Dr. Matt Gangwer. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Tuesday in Hurst-Scott Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 7, 2000

THOMAS, JOHN EDWARD. Funeral services for John Edward Thomas will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel. The Revs. Con Henley and Darrell Henley will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Thomas, 63, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Washington County, VA, a son of the late Robert and Virgie Bowman Thomas, and attended Gospel Tabernacle. He was employed as a corrections officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections Unit 18 with 31 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Roark Thomas; a daughter, Joan Tate of Bristol VA; two stepdaughters, Cathy Hahn of Bristol VA and Connie Crusenberry of Abingdon; a stepson, Paul Sullins Jr. of Abingdon; two sisters, Vesper Hillard of Damascus and Virginia Fritz of Abingdon; a brother, Robert Thomas of Abingdon; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Among survivors are a special son-in-law, C. J. Tate of Bristol VA; and a special grandson, Jonathan Tate of Bristol VA. Pallbearers will be Buddy Thomas, Danny Thomas, Dwight Hillard, Bob Bailess, Pete Bowman, Eddie Wolfe, C. J. Tate and Keith Hillard. Honorary pallbearers will be J.J. Bunch, Jonathan Tate, Carl Lewis, Roby Billings, Jack Willis, Bob Steele, Oscar Smith, Marshall Lowe, Lacey Roberts, Keith Spicer and Ralph Baker. The Honor Guard from the Virginia Department of Corrections will be Jack Hall, Paul Johnson, Jay H. Smith, Lt. Jay Moore, Lt. Brian Combs, Maj. D. Price and Lt. Ray Rider. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in Farris Funeral Service. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2000

THOMAS, JOHN EDWARD Funeral services for John Edward Thomas will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel. The Revs. Con Henley and Darrell Henley will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Thomas, 63, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Pallbearers will be Buddy Thomas, Danny Thomas, Dwight Hillard, Bob Bailess, Pete Bowman, Eddie Wolfe, C. J. Tate and Keith Hillard. Honorary pallbearers will be J.J. Bunch, Jonathan Tate, Carl Lewis, Roby Billings, Jack Willis, Bob Steele, Oscar Smith, Marshall Lowe, Lacey Roberts, Keith Spicer and Ralph Baker. The Honor Guard from the Virginia Department of Corrections will be Jack Hall, Paul Johnson, Jay H. Smith, Lt. Jay Moore, Lt. Brian Combs, Maj. D. Price and Lt. Ray Rider.
Farris Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 18, 2000

THOMAS, JOHN EDWARD Funeral services for John Edward Thomas will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel. The Revs. Con Henley and Darrell Henley will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Thomas, 63, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Pallbearers will be Buddy Thomas, Danny Thomas, Dwight Hillard, Bob Bailess, Pete Bowman, Eddie Wolfe, C.J. Tate and Keith Hillard. Honorary pallbearers will be J.J. Bunch, Jonathan Tate, Carl Lewis, Roby Billings, Jack Willis, Bob Steele, Oscar Smith, Marshall Lowe, Lacey Roberts, Keith Spicer and Ralph Baker. The Honor Guard from the Virginia Department of Corrections will be Jack Hall, Paul Johnson, Jay H. Smith, Lt. Jay Moore, Lt. Brian Combs, Maj. D. Price and Lt. Ray Rider.
Farris Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 18, 2000

VANCE, JAMES ALLEN James Allen "Jim" Vance, 66, of Bristol TN died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Sullivan County, TN, a son of the late Dexter Earl and Louise N. Bowery Vance. He had lived in the Bristol area since 1971. He was a retired U.S. Navy chief Petty officer and a member of Beaverview Baptist Church. He was past commander of VFW Post 6213 of Sylmar, CA, and a free lance writer for the Sullivan County News on the history of this area and its earliest settlers. He was a genealogist. Surviving are his wife, Addie Naomi Vance; three sons, Richard Allen Vance of Vinton, VA, Dexter Jason Vance, U.S. Navy, Stafford, VA, and Edward Leslie Vance, U.S. Navy, Spring Valley, CA, attached to San Diego; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastors Haynes Watson and Scott Watson will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Crumley Cemetery with military honors by members of the U.S. military. Mr. Vance was also preceded in death by three brothers, Samuel Vance, Billie Joe Vance and Earl Melvin Vance. Among survivors are grandchildren Katie, Joshua, Lucas, Christine, Megan and Chloe Vance; sisters-in-law Lois Vance, Ann Vance, Nancy Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Smith; brothers-in-law Eddie Leslie, Fred Leslie, Henry M. Leslie and Frazier J. Leslie. The family will receive friends from 5:30 .m. to 7:45 p.m. Friday before the chapel services in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 3, 2000

VANCE, JAMES ALLEN Graveside services for James A. "Jim" Vance will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Crumley Cemetery with military honors by members of the U.S. military. Mr. Vance, 66, of Bristol Tennessee died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2000

VANOVER, LILLARD KING "L. K. Sr. Funeral services for Lillard King "L.K." Vanover Sr., will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Morning View Cemetery in Bluff City. The Rev. Scott Wise will officiate. Mr. Vanover, 87, of 917 Kentucky Ave., Bristol, TN., died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Denton's Valley, a son of the late Charles and Mattie Nelson Vanover. He had lived most of his life in the Bluff City and Bristol areas, was a nurseryman, farmer and of the Presbyterian faith. Surviving are his wife, Allie Vanover; two sons, Clayton Vanover of Mosheim, Tenn., and Lillard K. Vanover Jr. of Bluff City; two daughters, Grace Crosswhite of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Goldie Huebner of Dunedin, Fla.; a brother, Nathan Vanover of Blountville; two sisters, Dessie Lowe of Bristol Virginia and Edna Walsh of Bristol Tennessee; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and husbands of granddaughters. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 16, 2000.

VANOVER, LILLARD K. Sr. Funeral services for Lillard King "L.K." Vanover Sr., will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Morning View Cemetery in Bluff City. The Rev. Scott Wise will officiate. Mr. Vanover, 87, of 917 Kentucky Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2000

WADDELL, ERAN E. Funeral services for Eran E. Waddell will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Paul Brown will officiate. Graveside services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. in Monte Vista Cemetery. Mr. Waddell, 88, of Bristol TN died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in The Cambridge House. He was born in Alto, GA, a son of the late Major General and Lenora Randall Waddell. He had lived in Bristol for the past 35 years. He was the widower of Margaret Searcy Waddell and Jessie Love Waddell. He was employed by Burlington Industries in both Bristol and Johnson City for more than 30 years, retiring in the mid-1970s. He was a member of King Masonic Lodge 461 F&AM. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jimmy (Pat) Hill of Johnson City, Mrs. Don "Lu" Nicholson and Mrs. Tommy (Kathy) Vest, both of Richmond, and Mrs. Bruce (Erin) Cross of Blountville; a son, Charles E. Waddell of Bristol TN; a sister, Hazel Wiley of Jacksonville, FL.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Waddell was also preceded in death by a sister and a brother. Honorary pallbearers will be Sammie Spiva, Bobby Dotson, Curtis Cross, Jimmy Phillips, Rick Tallman, Mark Rhea and Garland Sharpe. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of The Cambridge House. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home, where King Lodge 461 F&M will conducted a Masonic Memorial Service at 5:45 p.m. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2000

WADDELL, ERAN E. Funeral services for Eran E. Waddell will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Paul Brown will officiate. Graveside services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. in Monte Vista Cemetery. Mr. Waddell, 88, of Bristol Tennessee died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in The Cambridge House.Honorary pallbearers will be Sammie Spiva, Bobby Dotson, Curtis Cross, Jimmy Phillips, Rick Tallman, Mark Rhea and Garland Sharpe. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 5, 2000

WALDEN, DAVID R. BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for David R. Walden will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. James Woods and Worley Crusenberry will officiate. Burial will be in Shipley Cemetery. Mr. Walden, 62, of 620 Morrell Creek Road, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a son of Lorene Walden of Bellebrook, Ohio, and had lived in the Bristol area for 36 years, moving from Bellebrook. He retired from the Sullivan County Highway Department and was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He sang in various gospel groups. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Louise Walden; a daughter, Terri Smile of Bristol Tennessee; three sons, Timmy Walden, David Allen Walden and Dennis Walden, all of the home; a sister, Sue Ruth McCoy of Jamestown, Ohio; three brothers, Billy Walden of Bellebrook, Ray Walden of Jamestown and Sammy Walden of Xenia, Ohio; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Among survivors are two very special granddaughters, Amanda Smile and Amber Smile; and a special son-in-law, Sammy Smile. Pallbearers will be Roger Hinkle, Brent Hinkle, Joe Buchanan, Dale Ward, Hobert Ward, Mike Welch, Sam Pickle and Eddie Pickle. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Sullivan County Highway Department and a special friend, Claude "Buck" Pickle. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 18, 2000

WALDEN, DAVID R. BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for David R. Walden will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. James Woods and Worley Crusenberry will officiate. Burial will be in Shipley Cemetery. Mr. Walden, 62, of 620 Morrell Creek Road, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Roger Hinkle, Brent Hinkle, Joe Buchanan, Dale Ward, Hobert Ward, Mike Welch, Sam Pickle and Eddie Pickle. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Sullivan County Highway Department and a special friend, Claude "Buck" Pickle. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 19, 2000

WHEELER, GEORGE W. "GW" BLOUNTVILLE -- George W. "G.W." Wheeler Jr., 68, of 453 Beachnut City Road died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a son of George W. Wheeler Sr. He had been a resident of Blountville since 1983 and had lived in the Bristol area most of his life. He was a retired employee of Smith Kline Beecham and a member of East Bristol Freewill Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving, besides his father, are his wife of 46 years, Margaret L. Wheeler; two daughters, Wendy Hayse and Sherry Crase, both of Blountville; three sons, Gary Wheeler of Blountville, and Bobby Wheeler and Samuel "Bo" Wheeler, both of Bristol Tennessee; two sisters, Louise Huff and Lou Hall, both of Bristol Virginia; a brother, William E. "Bill" Cox of Bristol Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol. The Revs. Jessie O'Neal and Johnny Dillard will officiate. Military honors will be by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Among survivors is mother-in-law Mary Jobe of Blountville. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 26, 2000

WHEELER, GEORGE W. BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for George W. "G.W." Wheeler Jr. will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol. The Revs. Jessie O'Neal and Johnny Dillard will officiate. Military honors will be by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Wheeler, 68, of 453 Beachnut City Road died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 27, 2000

WIDENER, MARY ALICE A memorial service for Mary Alice Widener will be announced by Weaver Funeral Home. Ms. Widener, 53, of 115 Ash St., Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in Bristol Tennessee, a daughter of Hazel O. Feathers. She lived most of her life in the Bristol area. Surviving, besides her mother, are two daughters, Barbara Dobbins and Olivia Dobbins, both of Pace, Fla.; two sons, Grady Dobbins of Pace and Michael Wayne Lovelace of Kingsport; two sisters, Billie Arnold of Bristol Virginia, and Frances Edwards of Bowie, Md. The body will be cremated. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 27, 2000

WHITAKER, HARRY LEE Funeral services for Harry Lee Whitaker will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Shelby Street Church of God by Weaver Funeral Home. Pastor James W. Norris will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Whitaker, 72, of 2789 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a son of the late Charles and Myrtle Whitaker. He was an employee of Kerns Bakery for 22 years and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Norma (Ruth) Collier Whitaker; two sons, Roger Phillip Whitaker and Terry Austin Whitaker, both of Bristol Tennessee; a granddaughter, Crystal Dawn Whitaker of Bristol Tennessee; two grandsons, Jared Shane Whitaker and Davey Austin Phillip Whitaker; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Whitaker was also preceded in death by a son, Harry David Whitaker. Special thanks to caregivers Jo Gragg and Debbie Whitaker. Pallbearers will be Jared Whitaker, Roger Whitaker, Terry Whitaker, Robert Fritz, Luther Gragg and Christopher Viars. Honorary pallbearers will be Davey Whitaker, Troy Elkins and Tiffany Elkins. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service in the church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 24, 2000

WHITAKER, HARRY LEE Graveside services for Harry Lee Whitaker will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Whitaker, 72, of 2789 Weaver Pike, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be Jared Whitaker, Roger Whitaker, Terry Whitaker, Robert Fritz, Luther Gragg and Christopher Viars. Honorary pallbearers will be Davey Whitaker, Troy Elkins and Tiffany Elkins. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 25, 2000

WILLIAMS, JULIUS PAUL "J. P. Funeral services for Julius Paul "J. P." Williams will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel Mausoleum of Glenwood Cemetery. Entombment will follow. The Revs. Jane Ayers and Lewis Dye will officiate. Mr. Williams, 77, of Bristol Virginia died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol TN. He was born in Huntington, WV, and had spent most of his life in the Bristol area. He was a retired engineer with Monroe Calculating Co. and Raytheon Corp. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, past president of West Bristol Kiwanis Club and a wood craftsman after his retirement. He was a member of Three Springs United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Anne Williams; a son, Stephen Williams Sr. of Bristol VA; and two grandchildren, Stephen Williams Jr. and Angela Williams, both of Bristol VA. Among survivors is daughter-in-law Teresa Williams of Bristol VA. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Godsey, Dr. Phillip Longas, Jack Cross, Robert Collins, Eddie Necessary, Norman Eller, Roy Hull and Randy Young. Memorial contributions may be sent to Three Springs United Methodist Church, 6610 Reedy Creek Road, Bristol, VA 24202 or Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2000

WRIGHT, FRANK McNEIL Jr. Frank McNeil Wright Jr., 70, of 137 Booher Lane, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a son of the late Frank and Cora Wright, and a retired welder of Bristol Steel. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary Ann) Hammons of Blountville, Mrs. Mike (Judy) Hickman of Bristol Tennessee and Mrs. Chris (Kim) Bowers of Bristol Virginia; a son, Michael Wright of Bristol Virginia; six brothers, Garland Wright, Sam Wright, Wayne Wright, Jim Wright, Jack Wright and Sid Wright; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Brad Davis will officiate. Burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery with military honors by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 31, 2000


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