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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER July 2000

BRISTOL TN & VA


ADAMS, HERBERT GARLAND Funeral services for the Rev. Herbert Garland Adams will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Randy Mullinex, Arthur Riffey and Joel Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Adams, 70, of 12313 Detter Road, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Washington County, VA, and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former employee of Beecham Laboratories. He built and was pastor of the Adams Chapel Church. Surviving are his wife, Ida Frances Adams; four daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Joyce Ann) Leonard of Abingdon, Mrs. Danny (Peggy Jewell) Childress and Mrs. Raymond (Theresa Margaret) Childress, both of Bristol Virginia, and Mrs. Randy (Janet Elizabeth) Mullinex of Kingsport; a brother, W.H. Adams of Bristol Virginia; and four grandchildren. Mr. Adams was preceded in death by a grandson, Jordan Mullinex. Among survivors are grandchildren David Childress, Melissa Leonard, Travis Childress and Jeremiah Mullinex. Pallbearers will be Jack Vanhook, Charles Phillips, Cecil Anders, Kenneth Henley, D. C. Hess, Terry Love, Brad Leonard and Don Love. Honorary pallbearers will be all area ministers, Dr. Michael Fleenor and Ivan Holt. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 29, 2000

ADAMS, HERBERT GARLAND Funeral services for the Rev. Herbert Garland Adams will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Randy Mullinex, Arthur Riffey and Joel Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Adams, 70, of 12313 Detter Road, Bristol, Va., died Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Washington County, Va., and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former employee of Beecham Laboratories. He built and was pastor of Adams Chapel Church. Surviving are his wife, Ida Frances Adams; four daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Joyce Ann) Leonard of Abingdon, Mrs. Danny (Peggy Jewell) Brobst and Mrs. Raymond (Theressa Margaret) Childress, both of Bristol Virginia, and Mrs. Randy (Janet Elizabeth) Mullinex of Kingsport; a brother, W.H. Adams of Bristol Virginia; and four grandchildren. Mr. Adams was preceded in death by a grandson, Jordan Mullinex. Among survivors are grandchildren David Childress, Melissa Leonard, Travis Childress and Jeremiah Mullinex. Pallbearers will be Jack Vanhook, Charles Phillips, Cecil Anders, Kenneth Henley, DC Hess, Terry Love, Brad Leonard and Don Love. Honorary pallbearers will be all area ministers, Dr. Michael Fleenor and Ivan Holt. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 30, 2000

ADAMS, JIMMY ROSELAND, FL. -- Jimmy Adams, 78, died Monday, July 17, 2000, in Sebastian River Medical Center. He was born in Mountain City, TN, and moved to Roseland 12 years ago. He was a retired builder. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, June; two daughters, Linda Puckett of Bristol Virginia and Kay Rushton of Sebastian, Fla.; a son, Bill Adams of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Elizabeth Henninger of Bristol Tennessee; a brother, Ben Adams of Bristol Tennessee; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. There will be no repose or visitation. No services are scheduled. Mr. Adams' remains will be scattered in Johnson County, TN, and in the waters off Sebastian, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of one's choice in memory of Mr. Adams. Indian River Cremations in Vero Beach, Fla. is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 26, 2000

BARKER, LEWIS ALLEN Jr., KINGSPORT -- Lewis Allen Barker Jr., 41, of 3154 Ashley St., died Monday, July 10, 2000, in Holston Valley Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Kingsport, he was a son of Lewis and Mary Barker of Kingsport. He was a 1977 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. He attended the University of Tennessee and Northeast State Technical School. He was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church. Surviving, besides his parents, are a sister, Elizabeth King of Knoxville; and a brother, Chris Barker of Kingsport. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Glenwood Baptist Church. The Revs. T. Richard Harris and James Lindsey will officiate. Burial will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery in Bristol Tennessee. Mr. Barker was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Frank and Sally "Lizzie" Lazenby; and paternal grandparents, Isaac C. and Eva Lee Barker. Among survivors are brother-in-law Calvin King of Knoxville; and sister-in-law Melanie Barker of Kingsport. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m., prior to the service at the church and any other time at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Glenwood Baptist Church, 2601 East Center St., Kingsport, TN or any charity of your choice. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 12, 2000

BASS, VIOLA MAE FERGUSON Viola Mae Ferguson Bass, 76, of 721 Fifth St., Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Russell County, VA, a daughter of the late George and Eliza Ferguson. A homemaker, she had lived most of her life in the Bristol area and operated a greenhouse and ceramics shop. She was a member of East End Christian Church and a member of the Woodmen of the World in Bristol VA. Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Carl S. Bass; a daughter, Judy M. Bass of Bristol TN; four sisters, Anne Arrants of Bristol TN, Nellie Pratt of Bluff City, Elsie Osborne of Roanoke and Mary Sue Ferguson of Knoxville. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Don Strother and the Rev. Frank Smith will officiate. Committal services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Mrs. Bass was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gaines Ferguson, Charlie Ferguson and Bobby Ferguson; and two children, Carl Bass and Phyllis Bass. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Shelton, Pat Boone, Ralph Harr, Hugh Allen, Jimmy Pratt, Jerry Pratt, Dale Strother, Randy Boone, John Arrants, Dr. John Byers, Dr. Fred Greear, Ruth Mink, Ingrid Waddell and nurses in Dr. Byer's office. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 7, 2000

BASS, VIOLA MAE FERGUSON Funeral services for Viola Mae Ferguson Bass will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Don Strother and the Rev. Frank Smith will officiate. Committal services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Mrs. Bass, 76, of 721 Fifth St., Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Bass was preceded in death by four brothers, Gaines Ferguson, Charlie Ferguson, Bobby Ferguson and Ernest "Junior" Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers will be Robbie Ferguson, Robert Shelton, Pat Boone, Ralph Harr, Hugh Allen, Jimmy Pratt, Jerry Pratt, Dale Strother, Randy Boone, John Arrants, Dr. John Byers, Dr. Fred Greear, Ruth Mink, Ingrid Waddell, nurses in Dr. Byer's office, and nurses in Dr. Greear's office. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 8, 2000

BERRY, HENRY DAVID Henry David Berry, 75, of the Tri-Cities area, died Friday, July 14, 2000, in the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Perryville, MD. He was a son of the late Gene and Frances Berry and had lived all his life in the Tri-Cities area. He was formerly employed by Leon Fernbach Textile Mills in Johnson City and the American Thread Co. in Bristol. He was a member of the Rhea Masonic Lodge 47 and was the widower of Myrtle Berry. He was a U.S. Army combat veteran of World War II. Surviving are a son, David Berry of Chapin, SC; a daughter, Mary Frances Gibson of Port Deposit, MD; two brothers, Tommy Berry of Bristol TN and Cecil Berry of Blountville; four sisters, Helen Russell and Willa Mae Berry, both of Bristol TN, Mary Jane Cole of Elizabethton, TN, and Nell Knox of Rogersville, TN; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 7 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Committal services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Masonic Rites by Rhea Lodge 47. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday prior to the service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 15, 2000

BERRY, HENRY DAVID Committal services for Henry David Berry will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Masonic Rites by Rhea Lodge 47. Mr. Berry, 75, of the Tri-Cities area, died Friday, July 14, 2000, in the Veterans Affairs hospital in Perryville, Md. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 17, 2000

BISHOP, GOLDIE SHADY VALLEY, TN -- Goldie Bishop, 94, died Sunday, July 23, 2000. She was the widow of M.F. Bishop and a member of the Harmon's Chapel Christian Church. Surviving are three daughters, Willa Jessee of Fairfax, VA, Lone Hardin of Bristol VA and Evelyn Neely of Damascus; two sons, Wondius Bishop and Steve Bishop, both of the home; four sisters; a brother; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Harmon's Chapel Christian Church. Jim Hutchinson and honorary clergy, H.T. Mabry, will officiate. Burial will be in the Blevins Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be Huey Long, Tony Long, Kevin Long, Lowell Hutchinson, Gary McQueen and Ray Bishop. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the services in the church and any time at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Harmon's Chapel Christian Church, 1443 Highway 133, Shady Valley, TN 37688. Percy-Hux Funeral Home in Mountain City, TN, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at percyhux@ preferred.com BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 25, 2000

BLEVINS, VIVIAN L. Vivian L. Blevins, 81, of 602 Sweet Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, July 7, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Wiley L. and Sallie E. DeBusk Holman. She was the widow of Ray King and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Gobble of Abingdon; two sons, Sam Blevins and David Blevins, both of Bristol TN; a sister, Eva Bailey of Abingdon; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Billy Hawkins will officiate. Committal services will be Sunday at 10 a.m. in Montgomery Cemetery in Abingdon. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service at Johnson Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 8, 2000

BLEVINS, VIVIAN L. Committal services for Vivian L. Blevins will be conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. in Montgomery Cemetery in Abingdon. Mrs. Blevins, 81, of 602 Sweet Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, July 7, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 9, 2000

BOOHER, CHRISTOPHER ALLEN Christopher Allen Booher, 35, of 21484 Travelite Drive, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born in Bristol TN, a son of Barbara Sanders Booher Gibson and the late Bobby J. Gibson. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was an employee of Line Power, a former employee of the Washington County Tennessee Sheriffs Department and Atlas Honda. He was a former member of the Washington County Virginia Volunteer Fire Department, Bristol Life Saving Crew and Shakesville Church of Christ. He was a member of the Tennessee National Guard. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Pamela "Pam" Fuller Booher; a daughter, Constance Faith Booher; a son, Dalton Bray Booher; maternal grandparents, David Jr. and Pauline Sanders; paternal grandmother, Evelyn L. Booher; a sister, Paula Kilby Carver; a brother, Mark L. Booher, a half-sister, Donna Hudson, two half-brothers, Kenneth Parks and Jimmy Amburgy; a stepsister, Vicki Gibson; a stepbrother, Jack Gibson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Wayne Lambert and Jerry Russell will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery with military honors by DAV Chapter 40. Mr. Booher was also preceded in death by paternal grandfather Ray L. Booher and half-brother Randy Parks. Among survivors are nephews Dustin Booher and Courtland "Bubber" Ford Jr.; nieces Atlanta Kilby, Sara Fuller, Tiffany Fuller, Jessica Ford, Erica Ford and Haleigh Guinn; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers will be Mark Booher, Billy Witt, Bill Fuller, Steve Fuller, John Fuller, Allen Witt and Gary Carver. Honorary pallbearers will be Milton Worley, Dennis Reed, Mike Lawson, David Leonard, Harvey Fleenor, James Sanders, Jimmy Sanders, Pvt. Michael Witt, Steven Witt, Jerry Campbell, members of Shakesville Church of Christ, employees of Line Power, Washington County Tennessee Sheriffs Department and Atlas Honda and all of his motorcycle friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 11, 2000

BOOHER, CHRISTOPHER ALLEN Funeral services for Christopher Allen Booher will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Wayne Lambert and Jerry Russell will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery with military honors by DAV Chapter 40. Mr. Booher, 35, of 21484 Travelite Drive, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Pallbearers will be Mark Booher, Billy Witt, Bill Fuller, Steve Fuller, John Fuller, Allen Witt and Gary Carver. Honorary pallbearers will be Milton Worley, Dennis Reed, Mike Lawson, David Leonard, Harvey Fleenor, James Sanders, Jimmy Sanders, Pvt. Michael Witt, Steven Witt, Jerry Campbell, members of Shakesville Church of Christ, employees of Line Power, Washington County Tennessee Sheriffs Department and employees of Atlas Honda and all of his motorcycle friends. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 12, 2000

BOOMERSHINE, MARTHA ANN JONES MILLER. Funeral services for Martha Ann Jones Miller Boomershine will be conducted Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Mike Leonard will officiate. Burial will be in Eastern Heights Cemetery. Mrs. Boomershine, of Bristol TN, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, in Nashville. A lifelong resident of Bristol TN, she was a daughter of Florence Jones of Bristol Tennessee and the late Landon Jones and a member of Presbyterian Marthina Memorial Chapel. Surviving, besides her mother, are a daughter, Mrs. Andy (Sheri) M. Wood of Bluff City; two sisters, Dolores Carrier of Bluff City and Sara Tolbert of Bristol TN; a brother, Landon "Bud" Jones of Knoxville; and three grandchildren. Among survivors are grandchildren Deidre Wood, Drew Wood and Caitlin Wood; special uncle Ray Price; in-laws Johnny and Mary Wood; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers will be Ernie Chapman, Ernie Hensley, Bob Slagle, Johnny Wood, James Carrier and Jr. Dishner. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. before the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 18, 2000

BOUTON, DENVER W. LIMESTONE, TN-- Denver W. Bouton, 82, of 204 Culver Road, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, in Indian Path Medical Center. He was born in Bluff City, a son of the late William E. "Bert" and Sarah Denton Bouton, and was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Bluff City. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Bouton; a daughter, Barbara Kluball of Valdosta, GA; a son, Kenny Bouton of Bluff City; a stepdaughter, Angela Brinley of Bluff City; three stepsons, Rod Holt of Blountville, James Holt of Bluff City and Michael Holt of Limestone; two sisters, Beulah Thornequist of Bristol TN and Emma Louise Koontz of Chicago; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel. The Revs. Bill Christian and Roland Whittamore will officiate. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Tri-City Memory Gardens in Blountville with military honors by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post 2166. Those who wish to attend the graveside services are requested to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home in Bluff City. Memorial contributions may be sent to New Life Baptist Church, 3620 Highway 390, Bluff City. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 10, 2000

BOUTON, DENVER W. LIMESTONE, TN -- Funeral services for Denver W. Bouton will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel. The Revs. Bill Christian and Roland Whittamore will officiate. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Tri-City Memory Gardens in Blountville with military honors by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post 2166. Those who wish to attend the graveside services are requested to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Mr. Bouton, 82, of 204 Culver Road, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, in Indian Path Medical Center. He was born in Bluff City, a son of the late William E. "Bert" and Sarah Denton Bouton. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Bluff City and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Bouton; a daughter, Barbara Kluball of Valdosta, GA; a son, Kenny Bouton of Bluff City; a stepdaughter, Angela Brinley of Bluff City; three stepsons, Rod Holt of Blountville, James Holt of Bluff City and Michael Holt of Limestone; two sisters, Beulah Thornequist of Bristol TN and Emma Louise Koontz of Chicago; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Leon Hodge, Bill Carrier, John Lindamood, Bill McHafey, Bud Prince and Mack Glover. Honorary pallbearers will be Morton Mitchell, Gary Potter, Raymond Potter, Ronnie Lingerfelt and Rudy Brown. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home in Bluff City. Memorial contributions may be sent to New Life Baptist Church, 3620 Highway 390, Bluff City. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 11, 2000

BRENT, WENDELL KEVIN Wendell Kevin Brent, 33, of 411 Bristol Caverns Highway, Lot 44, Bristol, TN, died Friday, July 28, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Dearborn, MI, a son of Clayton and Ellen Brent of Bristol TN. He had lived in Bristol since 1973. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving, besides his parents, are his wife, Pam Brent; two daughters, Kristina Kay Brent and Miranda Mercedes Brent, both of the home; a son, Tyler Kevin Brent of the home; a sister, Marie McClain of Bristol Virginia; six brothers, Curtis Brent of Bristol Tennessee, Dennis Brent and Larry D. Brent, both of Bristol Virginia, Robert Brent and Chris Brent, both of Kingsport, and Clayton H. Brent Jr. of Killeen, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Walter Statzer will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Among survivors are sisters-in-law Patricia Brent, Sally Brent, Estie Brent, Laura Brent and Yong Brent; brother-in-law Michael McClain; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers will be brothers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Casey and Mike Meredith. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 30, 2000

BROOKS, JOE JUNIOR Joe Junior Brooks, 64, of 924 Maryland Ave., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, he was a former employee of Kern's Bakery. He was the widower of Blanche Lee Gross Brooks. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Collins of Bristol TN; three sons, Jimmy Brooks of Elizabethton, TN, Steve Brooks of Raleigh, NC, and Eddie Brooks of Bristol TN; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Rooty Branch Cemetery. The Rev. Howard Campbell will officiate. There will be no visitation in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 14, 2000

BROOKS, JOE JUNIOR Graveside services for Joe Junior Brooks will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Rooty Branch Cemetery. The Rev. Howard Campbell will officiate. Mr. Brooks, 64, of 924 Maryland Ave., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. There will be no visitation in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 15, 2000

BROWNING, ROGER LEE KNOXVILLE -- Roger Lee Browning, 57, of 2710 Forestdale Ave. and formerly of Bristol died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in Knoxville. He was a member of Westside Baptist Temple of Knoxville and an employee of the Knoxville News Sentinal with 35 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Jane Johnson Browning; two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Karen) Bates and Mrs. Wayne (Jackie) Rader; two sons, Ronnie Correll of Knoxville and Fee Haynes of Bristol TN; two brothers, Jeff Browning of Knoxville and Dan Browning; four sisters, Betty McGlothlin and Peggy Geiger, both of Bristol, Nancy Rose of Marion and Brenda Davis of Lebanon, TN.; three grandsons; and four granddaughters. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Mike Earl will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Among survivors are mother-in-law Frankie Johnson of Knoxville; and grandsons Derrick Correll of the home, and Logan and Zack. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Dr. Phillip Watson, Carolyn Charron and the staff of Thompson Cancer Center. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Westside Baptist Temple in Knoxville and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home or other times at 109 Crossway Road, Bristol, VA. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 30, 2000

BUCKLES, EVA PRESTON RHEA Eva Preston Rhea Buckles, 90, of Bristol Tennessee died Saturday, July 15, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Ada Carmack Rhea and Dr. John Preston Rhea. She was the widow of Claude Buckles. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Fairmount School, Bristol Tennessee High School, Virginia Intermont College and East Tennessee State University. She taught for six years in the Sullivan County School System before serving for 27 years as the librarian at Fairmount School. Mrs. Buckles was a member of Sullivan County Historical Society, Business and Professional Women's Club, Volunteer Chapter of DAR, Matthew Fontain Maury Chapter of UDC and Sullivan County and Bristol Tennessee Retired Teachers associations. Surviving are a daughter, Jane B. Hersch of Maxon, NC; and a grandson, William Preston Hersch of Wilmington, NC Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. Dr. Gordon A. Turnbull will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday 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 JULY 17, 2000

BUCKLES, EVA PRESTON RHEA Funeral services for Eva Preston Rhea Buckles will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. Dr. Gordon A. Turnbull will officiate. Mrs. Buckles, 90, of Bristol Tennessee died Saturday, July 15, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday 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 JULY 17, 2000

CARRIER, LONNIE H. BLUFF CITY -- Graveside services for Lonnie H. Carrier will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The Rev. Sam Haynes will officiate. Military honors will be by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Carrier, 68, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, in the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Fred and Viola Young Carrier. He was the widower of Ella Mae Carrier and Juanita Wagner Carrier. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the VFW and American Legion. Surviving are a two sons, Jerry Carrier of Bristol Tennessee and Jeff D. Carrier of Maulden, S.C.; a daughter, Pamela Adams of Bristol Virginia; a sister, Brenda C. Stine of Bristol Tennessee; three granddaughters; two grandsons; five great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Stan Cobb, Steven Hicks, Bobby Greer, Scott Stine, Dick Edwards and Billy Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Guy Logan, Joe Worley, George Worley, Ernie Pilkin, Elvin Bolling, Avery Wiles and the nursing staff at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Among survivors are granddaughters Misty C. Morton, Courtney C. Putman and Sara C. Whiting; and grandsons Jason Carrier and Buddy Adams. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 14, 2000

CARRIER, LONNIE H. BLUFF CITY -- Graveside services for Lonnie H. Carrier will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The Rev. Sam Haynes will officiate. Military honors will be by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Carrier, 68, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, in the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the VFW and American Legion. Mr. Carrier was preceded in death by a brother, Bill F. Carrier. Among survivors is granddaughter Courtney C. Putnam. Pallbearers will be Stan Cobb, Steven Hicks, Bobby Greer, Scott Stine, Dick Edwards and Billy Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Guy Logan, Joe Worley, George Worley, Ernie Pilkin, Elvin Bolling, Avery Wiles and the nursing staff at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 15, 2000

CLENDENEN, CHARLES MILTON Charles Milton Clendenen, 83, died Friday, July 28, 2000, in Bristol Virginia. Born in Washington County, VA, he was a retired foreign service officer of the Departments of State, Agriculture and Interior and had lived several years in Fairfax County, VA, between foreign assignments. He graduated from King College and received a master's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also did additional graduate work at the University of Florida. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. From 1950-62, he served as an agricultural and educational specialist with the Department of the Interior in the Micronesian and Hawaiian Islands. From 1967-82, he served as agricultural attaché at embassies in Africa, Asia and the Far East, for a total of 35 years of government service. Mr. Clendenen was a past master of York Lodge 12, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church of Bristol Virginia. Surviving are a daughter, Antonia Maria Stelloh of Long Beach, CA; a brother, Robert A. Clendenen of Bristol VA; a sister, Eva C. Price of Bristol VA; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Among survivors is a very special friend, Annabel Whitaker of Bristol TN. A memorial service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Reynolds United Methodist Church. Dr. Tony Collins will officiate. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 30, 2000

COX, ELSIE G. Elsie G. Cox, of 634 Fifth St., Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at home. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, she was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband, Fred F. Cox; four daughters, Mrs. Larry (Patricia) Hicks and Mrs. Raymond (Nancy) Hilliard, both of Bristol TN, Mrs. Terry (Beverly) Brown of Bluff City and Deborah Graybeal of Mount Airy, NC; a son, Freddie F. Cox Jr. of Sevierville, TN; a sister, Margaret Lunsford of Bristol TN; three brothers, Joe Peters Jr. and Walter Peters, both of Bluff City, and Jim Peters of Bristol TN; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Eddie Crusenberry will officiate. Committal services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in The National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. Among survivors are grandchildren Stephanie Wynegar, Michael Hicks, Raymie Hilliard, Veronica Whitson, Nicholas Brown, Freddie Cox III, James Cox, Brittany Cox and Crystal Cox; and great-grandchildren Mark Anthony Wynegar II, Luke Brayden Wynegar and Sierra Lynne Whitson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 13, 2000

COX, ELSIE G. Committal services for Elsie G. Cox will be Friday at 11 a.m. in The National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. Mrs. Cox, of 634 Fifth St., Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 14, 2000

CROSS, CECIL I. Cecil I. Cross, 78, of 401 Elmo St., Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. A lifelong resident of Bristol VA, he was a member of Shelby Street Church of God for over 62 years, a graduate of Bristol Virginia High School and was an employee of Enterprise Black Diamond for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in France, Belgium and Germany with the 153rd Field Artillery Battalion, Battery "A". Surviving are his wife, Betty Wood Cross; a daughter, Diane C. Walters of Harleyville, SC; two sons, Larry Cecil Cross of Bluff City and James Gregory Cross of Fort Mill, SC; a sister, Mrs. Claude (Hazel) Rigole of Macon, GA; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. in Shelby Street Church of God. The Revs. James Norris, DeWayne Green and Fred S. Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery with military graveside rites by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Among survivors are sisters-in-law Mrs. Earl (Jeanell) Cross of Winston, GA and Mrs. Raymond (Estalyne) Cross of Bristol TN; and grandchildren Ryan Cross, Travis Walters, Daniel Walters, Tyler Cross, Megan Cross, Savannah Cross and Tori Cross. Mr. Cross had attended the Shelby Street Church of God since he was seven. His family and church were his enjoyment in life. Pallbearers will be Bud Montgomery, Bill Lancaster, Roy Richardson, Gary Kestner, Ernie Fleenor, Wayne Rush, Larry Balthis and Lawrence Rasnick. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Vinson, Preston Kestner, William Bowery, Dr. Jim Shipley and Dr. Thomas Townsend. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Akard Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House or Shelby Street Church of God Benevolent Fund. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 12, 2000

CROSS, CECIL I. Funeral services for Cecil I. Cross will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. in Shelby Street Church of God. The Revs. James Norris, DeWayne Green and Fred S. Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery with military graveside rites by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Cross, 78, of 401 Elmo St., Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be Bud Montgomery, Bill Lancaster, Roy Richardson, Gary Kestner, Ernie Fleenor, Wayne Rush, Larry Balthis and Lawrence Rasnick. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Vinson, Preston Kestner, William Bowery, Dr. Jim Shipley and Dr. Thomas Townsend. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House or Shelby Street Church of God Benevolent Fund. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 13, 2000

CRAIN, CLADITH WILSON BLOUNTVILLE -- Cladith Wilson Crain, 77, died Monday, July 10, 2000, in Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. She was born in OH, a daughter of the late Thomas Orlain and Luellen Hensely Wilson. She had lived most of her life in Sullivan County and was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Hugh L. Crain; five daughters, Mrs. Ken (Delores) Vines, Bernice Crain and Mrs. Thomas (Lisa) NeSmith, all of Blountville, Mrs. Jerry (Darlene) Leonard of Loudon, TN, and Audrey Crain of Kingsport; three sons, John H. Crain and William Crain, both of Bristol, and Allen Crain of Kingsport; a brother, John C. Wilson of Delaware, OH; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael "Bucky" Buckles Jr. will officiate. Committal services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Bakers Cemetery on Silvers Chapel Road in Blountville. Mrs. Crain was also preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Kaye Crain; five sisters, Irene Cox, Helen Howard, Olsie Miller, Susie Ramey and Maggie Mae Fox; and five brothers, Bob Wilson, Woodrow Wilson, Paul Wilson, Andrew Wilson and Henry Wilson. Among survivors are daughters-in-law Gloria Crain and Dot Crain; and grandchildren Jimmy Crain, Cherie Leonard, Katina Leonard, Joshua NeSmith, Joseph NeSmith, Angela NeSmith, Rich Crain, Kendra Crain, William Crain, Kellie C. Barnes and Nikki Crain; and great-grandsons Jessie, Forest, Hunter and Adrian Crain. Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. prior to the service Wednesday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 11, 2000

CRAIN, CLADITH WILSON BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Cladith Wilson Crain will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael "Bucky" Buckles Jr. will officiate. Committal services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Bakers Cemetery on Silvers Chapel Road in Blountville. Mrs. Crain, 77, died Monday, July 10, 2000, in Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m., prior to the service Wednesday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 12, 2000

CROSS, HARRY HERSAL, REV. BLUFF CITY -- The Rev. Harry Hersal Cross, 78, of 447 Buffalo Road died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was born in Sullivan County, a son of the late Samuel W. and Susie Carroll Cross, and was a U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. Mr. Cross was a Holiness pastor serving at Holston Grove Church. Surviving are his wife, Blanche Cross; a son, Hersal Lynn Cross of New Ellenton, SC; two daughters, Dolores DeHart of Plum Branch, SC, and Sue Cross of Bluff City; a brother, Maxwell Cross of Bluff City; a sister, Helen Fillers of Blountville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home in Bluff City. The Rev. Donald Honeycutt will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Bluff City. Those wishing to attend the graveside services are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Mr. Cross was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel or other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be sent to New Hope Baptist Church, c/o The Rev. Woodrow Morrell, 342 Hamilton Hill Road, Bluff City, TN 37618.

CUNNINGHAM, JERRY WAYNE Jerry Wayne Cunningham, 50, of 3357 Avoca Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, July 24, 2000, in Roan Highlands Nursing Center in Roan Mountain, TN. A lifelong resident of Bristol, he was a son of the late Henry and Kathleen Moore Cunningham, and was a self-employed landscaper. Surviving are two daughters, Marsha Ann Cunningham-Johnson of Hampton, TN, and Marci Finece Cunningham of Bristol TN; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Nancy) Young of Bristol TN; three brothers, Jack Cunningham, Jimmy Cunningham and Johnny Cunningham, all of Bristol Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 6 p.m. in Rooty Branch Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Howard Campbell will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. Mr. Cunningham was a loving father. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Rooty Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 26, 2000

CUNNINGHAM, JERRY WAYNE Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Cunningham will be conducted Saturday at 6 p.m. in Rooty Branch Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Howard Campbell will officiate. Mr. Cunningham, 50, of 3357 Avoca Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, July 24, 2000, in Roan Highlands Nursing Center in Roan Mountain, TN. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Rooty Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 29, 2000

ELLER, MICHAEL AVERY Memorial services for Michael Avery Eller will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Jack Stevens, minister, will officiate. Mr. Eller, 42, of 2642 Broad St., Bristol, TN, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at home. He was born in Bristol VA, a son of Roy Eller and the late Eva Aileen Eller, and had lived in Toledo, OH, before moving to Bristol 20 years ago. He was an employee of Gordon Garment Co. and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving, besides his father, are a son, Michael Jason; three brothers, Tony Eller of Tampa, FL, Jeff Eller of Bristol TN and Monty Eller of Columbus, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Among survivors is special companion Becky Miller; and a little friend, Nikita Miller. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday before the memorial service at the funeral home or friends may call any time at the home of his father, 216 Kingsolver St., Bristol, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, the American Heart Association or a charity of choice. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 14, 2000

ELLER, MICHAEL AVERY Memorial services for Michael Avery Eller will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Jack Stevens, minister, will officiate. Mr. Eller, 42, of 2642 Broad St., Bristol, TN, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at home. He was born in Bristol VA, a son of Roy Eller and the late Eva Aileen Eller, and had lived in Toledo, OH, before moving to Bristol 20 years ago. He was an employee of Gordon Garment Co. and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving, besides his father, are a son, Michael James; three brothers, Tony Eller of Tampa, Fla., Jeff Eller of Bristol Tennessee and Monty Eller of Columbus, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Among survivors is special companion, Becky Miller; and a little friend, Nikita Miller. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday before the memorial service at the funeral home or friends may call any time at the home of his father, 216 Kingsolver St., Bristol, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Associaton, the American Heart Association or a charity of choice. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 15, 2000

FIELDS, KENNY RAY "TREE" WAXHAW, NC -- Kenny Ray "Tree" Fields, 46, of 4906 Tom Starnes Road died Friday, July 7, 2000, in Union Regional Medical Center. He was born in Sullivan County, a son of the late Gifford and Eva Ray Fields. Surviving are a daughter, Raygan Reener of Waxhaw; three sisters, Dinah F. Carmack of Blountville, Janice F. Jones of Bristol TN and Mrs. David (Brenda) Dempsey of Bluff City; three brothers, Jack Fields of Loveland, CO, Edwin Fields of Bristol TN and Doug Fields of Blountville. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Eastern Heights Cemetery. Dr. Robert Rainwater will officiate. Among survivors are special friends Lisa Renner of Waxhaw and Tommy Kirkley of Waxhaw. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 9, 2000

GODSEY, FRED C. MEADOWVIEW -- Fred C. Godsey, 85, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at home. He was born in Bristol TN and had lived most of his life in Bristol prior to moving to Meadowview 15 years ago. He was a member of Cold Springs Presbyterian Church and an inactive deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN. He was a professional musician, a postal transportation clerk and a tax practitioner and consultant. Mr. Godsey was a past director of the Tennessee Conservation League, a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, AARP, National Humane Education Society and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra L. Cowand of Abingdon; a sister, Alma Bernice Godsey of Greeneville, TN; four grandchildren, Benjamin D. Webster of Bristol VA, Frederick R. Hirsch of Tucson, AZ, Laura Shouldice of Superior, CO, and Sandy Caponetti of San Bernadino, CA; and three great-grandchildren. Among survivors are son-in-law Paul A. Mijac of Lafayette, CO, and special friends too numerous to mention. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to any charitable organization. Farris Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 25, 2000

GRAHAM, ALBERTA CHRISTINE ABINGDON -- Funeral services for Alberta Christine Graham will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Green Spring Presbyterian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. Dr. Kyle Barr and the Rev. Lawrence Chapin will officiate. Burial will be in Cold Spring Cemetery. Miss Graham, 96, of 21646 Green Spring Road, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, in NHC Heathcare of Bristol. A lifelong resident of the Abingdon area, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Jessie Minnick Graham. She was a teacher in the Washington County School System for 49 years and a charter member of Green Spring Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a nephew, Jack G. Graham of Bristol Tennessee; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Miss Graham was also preceded in death by two brothers, James P. Graham and William C. Graham. She loved her Lord Jesus Christ and faithfully served Him as evidenced by her love and generosity toward others. Pallbearers will be Aubrey Brown, Bucky Buchanan, Charles Graham, Jim Graham, Joe Graham, Blair Keller, Tom McConnell and Linda Osborne. Honorary pallbearer will be J.P. Cornett. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Green Spring Presbyterian Church, 22007 Green Spring Presbyterian Church Road, Abingdon, VA 24211. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 11, 2000

GRAHAM, ALBERTA CHRISTINE ABINGDON -- Funeral services for Alberta Christine Graham will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Green Spring Presbyterian Church by Weaver Funeral Home. Dr. Kyle Barr and the Rev. Lawrence Chapin will officiate. Burial will be in Cold Spring Cemetery. Miss Graham, 96, of 21646 Green Spring Road, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. Pallbearers will be Aubrey Brown, Bucky Buchanan, Charles Graham, Jim Graham, Joe Graham, Blair Keller, Tom McConnell and Linda Osborne. Honorary pallbearer will be J. P. Cornett. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Green Spring Presbyterian Church, 22007 Green Spring Presbyterian Church Road, Abingdon, VA 24211. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 12, 2000

GRAYBEAL, DEWEY ARTHUR BLUFF CITY -- Dewey Arthur Graybeal, 78, of 323 Graybeal Road died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late David and Lilly Belle Graybeal. He was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Nora Glover Graybeal; two daughters, Clara Graybeal and Rita Graybeal, both of Bluff City; two sons, Jerry Graybeal and Christopher Graybeal, both of Bluff City; two sisters, Frances Pope and Rosie Graybeal, both of Bluff City; a granddaughter; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Oscar Irvin will officiate. Committal services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Sunrise Cemetery with military honors by DAV Chapter 40. Among survivors are granddaughter Jessica Graybeal; grandson David Graybeal; and special friend, Tracy Irvin. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 23, 2000

GRAYBEAL, RYAN ANDREW "YO" Ryan Andrew "Yo" Graybeal, 11, of Bristol Tennessee died Monday, July 17, 2000. He was a son of Mike Dale of Indiana and Tracy Graybeal of Bristol Tennessee. He had spent all of his life in the Bristol area. He was a student at Central Elementary School and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a member of the Lions Baseball team at the Western Little League. Surviving, besides his parents, are two brothers, Michael Graybeal and Chad Graybeal, both of the home; and maternal grandparents, Jewel and Gene Leonard of Bristol Tennessee. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Scott Watson will officiate. Burial will be in Eastern Heights Cemetery. Among survivors are aunts Lisa Spencer of Bristol Virginia and Julie Leonard; four uncles; and several cousins. Pallbearers will be Jerry Lane, Bobby Joe Moore, Jeff Graybeal, Jason Abel, Joey Emery amd Marion Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the year-old All-Star team. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 19, 2000

GRAYBEAL, RYAN ANDREW "YO" Funeral services for Ryan Andrew "Yo" Graybeal will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Scott Watson will officiate. Burial will be in Eastern Heights Cemetery. Ryan Andrew "Yo" Graybeal, 11, of Bristol Tennessee died Monday, July 17, 2000. Pallbearers will be Jerry Lane, Bobby Joe Moore, Jeff Graybeal, Jason Abel, Joey Emery and Marvin Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Graybeal Jr., members of the Lions Baseball team, friends at Western Little League and members of the 11-year-old All-Star team. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 20, 2000

GREGORY, VIRGINIA PATTON Virginia Patton Gregory, 88, of Bristol Virginia died Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Spencer, NC, had lived in the Bristol area since 1913, and was the widow of Ray Gregory. She attended Virginia Intermont College and was a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She was a retired school teacher, teaching in both Washington County, VA, and Sullivan County school systems. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Anchor Class, Rebekah Circle, Young at Heart and the Rural Friendship Club of Bristol. Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Ottinger of Johnson City; and four grandchildren, Cathy Ottinger of Albuquerque, NM, Scott Ottinger of Johnson City, Erin Gienty of Colorado Springs, CO, and Craig Gienty of Hawaii. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. David St. Clair will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Gregory was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Gienty. Pallbearers will be relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday prior to the service in Akard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 29, 2000

GREGORY, VIRGINIA PATTON Funeral services for Virginia Patton Gregory will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. David St. Clair will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Gregory, 88, of Bristol Virginia, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. Pallbearers will be relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday prior to the service in Akard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 30, 2000

GRUBBS, JACOB TYLER "PEANUT" Jacob Tyler "Peanut" Grubb, infant son of Heather Nichole Grubb of 264 Sinking Springs Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, July 17, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Surviving, besides his mother, are maternal grandparents, Mike and Judy Grubb of Bristol TN; and maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Hazel Grubb of Bristol TN. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Eastern Heights Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Rowlette will officiate. Among survivors are honorary great-grandmother Velma Goff of Blountville; honorary uncle and aunt Bobby and Renee Tate of Bristol TN; uncles Mike Grubb, Chris Grubb and David Grubb; and special friends April Harlow, Mary Ann Trivett, Peggy Trivett, Jeanette Ballard, Jenger Dixon, Dr. Karen Feeley, Dr. Seren Smith and Dr. Angelia Moss. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 19, 2000

HARDEN, GEORGE "BOOTS" George "Boots" Harden, 86, of Bristol Tennessee, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bristol. He was a member of Lee Street Baptist Church and the widower of Mattie Hardin. Surviving are a son, Robert "Bobby" Hardin; two sisters, Mary Shelley of Bristol TN and Sarah Harden of Brooklyn, NY; a brother, Fred Harden of Manhattan, NY; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Harden was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Hardin. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Building Fund, Lee Street Baptist Church, Mary and Goodson streets, Bristol, VA 24201. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Robinson Mortuary, Bristol Virginia, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 15, 2000

HARRELL, BERNICE P. Bernice P. Harrell, 85, of 311 Lester St., Bristol, VA, died Monday, July 10, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bristol VA, a daughter of the late Virginia Wells Smith and Samuel Wells. She was the widow of Oscar Harrell Sr. She was a life member of John Wesley United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Dr. Oscar William Harrell II of Sudbury, Mass.; a daughter, Charlene H. Duff of Philadelphia; three grandchildren, Kimberly Y. Duff of Bristol Virginia, Oscar William Harrell III of Albany, GA, and Stafford B. Harrell of Franklin, Mass.; five great-grandchildren, Jovona T. Phoenix of Bristol VA, Oscar William Harrell IV and Maxwell Harrell, both of Albany, and Quenten B. Harrell and Samuel B. Harrell, both of Franklin, Mass. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in John Wesley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Daniels will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Dr. Saphia B. Harrell of Sudbury; and a very dear friend, Nora B. Hunt of Bristol VA. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church. Robinson Mortuary of Bristol Virginia is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 12, 2000

HARRELL, BERNICE P. Funeral services for Bernice P. Harrell will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in John Wesley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Daniels will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Harrell, 85, of 311 Lester St., Bristol, Va., died Monday, July 10, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. Robinson Mortuary of Bristol Virginia is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 14, 2000

HARTSOCK, SAMUEL GLEN "SAM" Funeral services for Samuel Glen "Sam" Hartsock will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Steve Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Hartsock, 72, of Bristol Virginia, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at home. He was born in Scott County, a son of the late Samuel and Verdia Kilgore Hartsock. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired employee of Eastman Chemical Co. He was a member of Nickelsville Baptist Church and attended Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nell Cassell Hartsock; four sisters, Ruth Perry of Norfolk, VA, Victoria Patrick of Weber City, VA, Ann Stokes of Gate City, VA, and Ruby Sturgill of Oak Ridge, TN; a brother, Jack Hartsock of Nickelsville, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hartsock was also preceded in death by a sister, Estelle Burke; and a brother, James Hartsock. Among survivors who loved him, besides his immediate family, are several cousins; sisters-in-law; friends; and his special little buddy, Jim Stergios III. Pallbearers will be James Stergios, Larry Marsh, Eddie Daugherty, Floyd Johnson, Jeff Cox, Michael Dingus, Jeff McAmis and Richard Vickers Jr. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 6, 2000

HENSON, JAMES LEE James Lee Henson, 47, of Bristol TN, died Monday, July 17, 2000, in Cookville Regional Medical Center in Cookville, TN. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, he was a son of Betty Henson of Bristol TN. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1974-81, and a graduate of Sullivan East High School. He was an employee of Tidewater Transit and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Marie Cook Henson; two daughters, Connie H. Dotson of Bristol Virginia and Vickie H. Jackson of Piney Flats; a son, James Thomas Henson of the home; three sisters, Anita Lange of Bristol TN, Eileen Henson of Mooresville, NC and Karen H. Smith of Blountville; a brother, Michael David Henson of Bristol TN; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Stan Anderson will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Cook's Family Cemetery. Among survivors are grandchildren Katie and River Dotson and Hayley and Jeremiah Jackson. Pallbearers will be Lance Collette, Bud Oliver, Riley Jessee, Bobby Vaughn, Jesse Cornett and Mike Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Tidewater Transit. 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 the Building Fund, Liberty Baptist Church, 112 Walnut Hill Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 20, 2000

HENSON, JAMES LEE Graveside services for James Lee Henson will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Cook's Family Cemetery. Mr. Henson, 47, of Bristol TN, died Monday, July 17, 2000, in Cookville Regional Medical Center in Cookville, TN. Pallbearers will be Lance Collette, Bud Oliver, Riley Jessee, Bobby Vaughn, Jesse Cornett and Mike Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Tidewater Transit. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Building Fund, Liberty Baptist Church, 112 Walnut Hill Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 21, 2000

HOARD, WILLIAM HAROLD KINGSPORT -- William Harold Hoard died Monday, July 3, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. A son of the late the Rev. William Hoard and Nellie Brice Hoard, he was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 33 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Christine Ford Hoard; a son, William Howard Hoard of Church Hill, TN; three daughters, Patrica Ann Hoard of Pennington Gap, Va., Diane H. Hogans of Jacksonville, NC, and Sandra Marie Hoard of Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Carrol (Dorethea) Charles of Johnson City and Dr. Grace Setzer of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, Andrew Roger "Rod" Hoard of Lynchburg, VA, and Phillip S. Hoard of Kingsport; four grandchildren; a step-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Central Baptist Church. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Pam Hoard of Church Hill; grandchildren Malinda C. and Bryan L.A. Hogans, both of Jacksonville, and Drew and Justin Hoard of Church Hill; a step-grandson Marcus Leeper; sister-in-law Linda Hoard of Kingsport; and several cousins. The viewing will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the church. Robinson Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 5, 2000

HOARD, WILLIAM HAROLD KINGSPORT -- Funeral services for William Harold Hoard will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Central Baptist Church. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. Mr. Hoard died Monday, July 3, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home. Robinson Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 7, 2000

HOBBS, IVA RAY Iva Ray Hobbs, 89, of Bristol Tennessee died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, in The Cambridge House. She was born in Doyle, TN, and was a resident of Bristol most of her life. She was a retired employee from Farmbest Dairy and the widow of William L. Hobbs. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Sells of Kingsport; a brother, Reece Hutchings of Fort Wayne, IN; two grandsons, Jeffrey Sells and David Sells; a great-grandson, John Sells; and several nieces and nephews. A private family graveside services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. John Dale Hobbs will officiate. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 13, 2000

HOBBS, IVA RAY A private family graveside services for Iva Ray Hobbs will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. John Dale Hobbs will officiate. Mrs. Hobbs, 89, of Bristol Tennessee, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, in The Cambridge House. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 642, Bristol, VA 24203. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 14, 2000

GUINN, ISAAC JUNIOR Isaac Junior Guinn, 76, of 101 Taylor St., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Charity Pentecostal Tabernacle Church and the widower of Ethel Myrl Guinn. Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Lee Guinn of Fort Blackmore, VA, and John F. Guinn of Bristol TN; a sister, Lydia Burgess of Marion, NC; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jimmy Epperson will officiate, assisted by James Smith. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be men of Charity Pentecostal Tabernacle Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 7, 2000

GUINN, ISAAC JUNIOR Funeral services for Isaac Junior Guinn will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jimmy Epperson will officiate, assisted by James Smith. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Guinn, 76, of 101 Taylor St., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, June 6, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be men of Charity Pentecostal Tabernacle Church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 8, 2000

JESSEE, RALPH Sr. Ralph Jessee Sr., 83, of 15079 Wilderness Road, Bristol, VA, died Monday, July 17, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Russell County, a son of the late Luther Martin Jessee and Dona C. Kegley, and had lived in the Bristol and Washington County areas for the past 70 years. He was owner/operator of Ralphs Wash Mobile and Service Center. He was a member of First Christian Church for 60 years, where he served as a deacon, elder and chairman of the board, and most recently, as trustee and elder emeritus. He was a life member of Abingdon Civitan Club, VFW Patton Crosswhite Post 6975, American Legion Hackler-Wood Post 145, DAV Chapter 40 Disabled American Veterans and a 50-year member of The Travelers Protective Association of America Post Q. Mr. Jessee was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a graduate of Dale Carnegie School and the widower of his wife of 57 years, Beulah "Boots" Jessee. Surviving are a son, Ronald R. Jessee II; a brother, Bernard Jessee; three grandchildren, Russell Martin Jessee, Whitney J. Ball and Wendi J. Vandenberg; seven great-grandchildren, Laura, Ben and Luke Ball, Cody Jessee, and Andrew, Peter and Will Vandenberg; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 7 p.m. in First Christian Church of Bristol VA. The Revs. John Thrasher and Marvin Cummins will officiate. Committal services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery with military rites by VFW Patton-Crosswhite. Mr. Jessee was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Richard E. Kegley; two brothers, Floyd Jessee and Richard "Dick" Kegley; and great-granddaughter, Katelyn Elizabeth Ball. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Ann Jessee; granddaughter-in-law Cindy Jessee; grandsons-in-law Dwayne Ball and Pete Vandenberg; four aunts; several cousins; and extra special friend and neighbor, Beulah Hubble. Mr. Jessee was a "great" dad, a "great" granddad and a "great" great-granddad. Pallbearers will be Bobby Brewer, Johnny Hensley, Joe Johnson, Ralph Branson, Millard Ashley and Jim Arnold. The family will receive friends following the service Wednesday at the church or any time at 13548 Sinking Creek Road, Bristol, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the New Building Fund, First Christian Church, 311 Spencer St., Bristol, VA. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 19, 2000

JESSEE, R. RALPH Sr. Committal services for R. Ralph Jessee Sr. will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery with military rites by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Jessee, 83, of 15079 Wilderness Road, Bristol, VA, died Monday, July 17, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be Bobby Brewer, Johnny Hensley, Joe Johnson, Ralph Branson, Millard Ashley and Jim Arnold. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the New Building Fund, First Christian Church, 311 Spencer St., Bristol, VA. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 20, 2000

KAYLOR, ZION THOMAS Zion Thomas "Z.T." Kaylor, 97, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, in NHC Health Care in Bristol, VA. He was born in Phillips, VA., and was a lifelong resident of Bristol. He was a retired employee of H.R. Bibee Hardware Co. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the widower of Cleo Hendricks Kaylor. Surviving are a son, Thomas Kaylor of Morristown, TN; a sister, Theda Fiene of Bristol Virginia; four nieces; and three nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Pedro Orlando Salazar will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Martha Kaylor of Morristown; sister-in-law Ruby Sheets of Bristol Virginia; nieces Kay Wiseman and Kathy Cumbow, both of Bristol Virginia, Linda Huber of Marion and Susan Fiene of St. Paul, Minn.; nephews Don Hendricks of Bristol Virginia, Jack Hendricks of Blountville and Dan Kaylor of Merritt Island, FL. Pallbearers will be Ralph Bond, Jack King, Earl Johnson, Harold Millard, Jim Wiseman and Herschel Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tom Green and Dr. Michael Rowell. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. prior to the service Wednesday in Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 26, 2000

KISER, DOROTHY CLAYTON Dorothy Clayton Kiser, 76, died Monday, July 24, 2000, in NHC of Bristol. She was born in Liberty, KY, a daughter of the late Lemuel and Nannie Harris Clayton, and was the widow of Nolan O. Kiser. She was retired from the Bristol Tennessee School System and attended Fellowship Chapel. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Joan) Harrington of Bristol Virginia; two sons, Larry Kiser of Bristol Tennessee and Van Kiser of Bristol Virginia; a sister, Edith Xenophon of Kingsport; a brother, Vance Clayton of Kingsport; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Dave Charlton will officiate. Music will be by Charles and Rick Powers. Committal services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon. The Rev. Lester MacKinnon will officiate. Among survivors are grandchildren Brooks Cosgrove, Jill Harrington, Amy Kiser, Angie Widner, Preston Kiser, Hunter Harrington and Caleb Kiser. Pallbearers will be Mike Clayton, Gary Clayton, Caleb Kiser, Preston Kiser, Derick Cosgrove and Hunter Harrington. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to ocookfh\Npreferred.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 26, 2000

McCOBIN, FRANK Funeral services for Frank McCobin will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Tony Trunnell will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. McCobin, of Bristol TN, died Friday, July 21, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Lopez, PA, a son of the late John and Mary Ksemit McCobin, and had been a resident of the Bristol area for more than 50 years. He was a member of St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church in Lopez. He was a retired carpenter from Boling Construction and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he fought in the Rhineland, Central Europe, Normandy and the Northern France Campaign. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars and was a member of the VFW and the DAV. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Ruby McCobin; a son, the Rev. Timothy McCobin of Jonesborough, TN; a daughter, Susan Trent of Bluff City; five sisters, Eva Statler of Benton, AR., Anne Dalberto of Berwick, PA, Helen Kachmarsky and Elizabeth Caccia, both of Lopez, and Jule Stanley of Hemet, CA.; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. Mr. McCobin was also preceded in death by three brothers, Michael McCobin, John McCobin Jr. and Metro McCobin; and a sister, Mary Neddoff. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Beci McCobin of Jonesborough; grandsons Chris Trent of Bluff City and Bryan McCobin of Jonesborough; granddaughter-in-law Becky Trent; great-granddaughter Angel Trent; and special sister-in-law Pauline Morris. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be John Tolbert, John Dabbs, Charlie Morris, Joe Morris, Jack Caccia, Morris Dabbs and Bob Cross. Special thanks to the staff of Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 23, 2000

McCRAY, SANDRA BLOUNTVILLE -- Sandra "Sandi" McCray, 47, of 121 Dale View Drive died Friday, July 7, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She was born in Washington County, TN, a daughter of Willie Faye Vaughn Johnson of Johnson City and the late Frank Johnson. She had lived in Sullivan County since 1997. She was a homemaker. Surviving, besides her mother, are her husband, Joseph "Joe" McCray; three brothers, Jimmy Johnson of Jonesborough, TN, Eddie Johnson of Taylor, SC, and Larry Johnson of Erwin, TN; four sisters, Linda Johnson and Terry Johnson, both of Johnson City, Rita Taylor of Gray, TN, and Frankie Ann Stone of Jonesborough; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Morris-Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 9, 2000

McGINNIS, ROXIE ELLEN Roxie Ellen McGinnis, 80, of 4482 Highway 421, Bristol, TN, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at home. She was born in Elk Garden, VA, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Carrie Gibson Ferguson, and grew up in Russell County before moving to Bristol in 1939. She was a retired employee with the Sullivan County School System as manager of Cold Spring Elementary School Cafeteria. She was of the Baptist faith and the widow of Fred B. McGinnis. Surviving are four daughters, Charlotte Hanks of Roanoke, Lelia Kaye McGinnis of Orlando, Fla., and Beverly Jane Arnold and Patricia "Pattie" Swiney, both of Bristol TN; three sons, Bob McGinnis of Kingsport, Marshall McGinnis of Bristol TN and Kent McGinnis of Meadowview; three sisters, Mabel Girard of Vista, CA, and Virginia Morrell and Anna Ruth Rutherford, both of Bristol TN; four brothers, Paul Ferguson of Gate City, Carter Ferguson and Kyle Ferguson, both of Lebanon, and Thomas Ferguson of West Minister, CO; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Dr. Andrew Spence will officiate. Among survivors are grandchildren Rhonda Rhymer, Gary McGinnis, Rachel Cross, Sheri Booher, April Hanks, Jody McGinnis, Roxanne Hanks, Chad Swiney and Travis Swiney; great-grandchildren Jason Tester, Sarah Tester, Maggie Hanks, Morgan Cross, Nick McGinnis and Mason McGinnis; daughters-in-law Sandra McGinnis and Debbie McGinnis; and special friends Willie Morrell, Barbara Marshall and Virginia Hayworth. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215 or the American Heart Association, 830 Sullins St., Suite 3, Bristol, VA 24201. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 30, 2000

MERICA, MARY ELSIE Mary Elsie Merica, 76, of 602 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Bristol, a daughter of the late William and Hattie Norman Cox, and had lived in Elkton, MD., returning to Bristol in 1976. She was the widow of Thomas Merica. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Jane Downey of Bristol Virginia; a sister, Louise Cox Odum of Bristol Virginia; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Wright will officiate. Among survivors are special friends Donna Sue Smith and Lynn Biggs. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service in the Mausoleum Chapel. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 24, 2000

MERICA, MARY ELSIE Funeral services for Mary Elsie Merica will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Wright will officiate. Mrs. Merica, 76, of 602 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service in the Mausoleum Chapel. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at ocookfh@preferred.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 25, 2000

MILLER, CHARLES RICKY Charles Ricky Miller, 36, of 1908 Anderson St., Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, July 24, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol TN and a son of Willie Mae Miller of Bristol TN. Surviving, besides his mother, are six sisters, Donna Sage, Kathy Crowe and Terri "Cindy" Richards, all of Bristol Tennessee, Sharon Tanner of Bristol Virginia, Vicky McChaney of Ten Mile, TN, and Wanda Meredith of Kansas City, MO; and five brothers, Bobby Allen Miller, William Curtis Miller and Roger Allen Miller, all of Bristol TN, Mike Miller of Bristol Virginia and Danny Miller of Mountain City, TN. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery. Pastor Mike Carmody will officiate. Among survivors are special brother and friend Richard Smith; and special friend Rita Leonard. We all love you little brother. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 26, 2000

MILLER, JOHN ELBERT BLUFF CITY -- John Elbert Miller, 70, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at his home. He was a son of the late Clyde Henry and Myrtle Dell Morrell. He was a veteran of the Korean War, was retired from Smith Transfer Corp. and a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Naomi Leonard Miller; two daughters, Teresa M. Smith of Piney Flats and Sheila M. Taylor of Ringgold, GA; two sons, Johnnie Edwin Miller of Raleigh, NC and Ronald Elbert Miller of Chattanooga, TN; four sisters, Audrey M. Myers of Bristol VA, Mary Virginia M. Harr of Blountville, Lois M. Arnold of Bluff City and Nancy M. Galloway of Bristol TN; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Rev. Walt Simmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Among survivors are two sons-in-law; two daughters-in-law; and grandchildren Dylan Miller, Lynli Miller, Austin Smith, Makenze Miller, Brianna Taylor, Dalton Smith and Rhys Miller. Pallbearers will be friends and relatives. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 20, 2000

MILLER, JOHN ELBERT BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for John Elbert Miller will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. Walt Simmerman and Bruce Galyon will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Miller, 70, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at home. Among survivors are grandchildren Dylan Miller, Lynli Miller, Austin Smith, Makenze Miller, Brianna Taylor, Dalton Smith, Rhys Miller and Emily Clark. Pallbearers will be Mark Milhorn, Gary Clark, George Galloway, Jeff Tester, Dennis Milhorn and Mike McClelland. Honorary pallbearers will be Hugh Cheseboro, Clarence Blaylock, brothers-in-law and special friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Elizabeth Chapel Untied Methodist Church, 1041 Elizabeth Chapel Road, Bluff City, TN 37618 or Ronald McDonald House, 418 N. State of Franklin, Johnson City, TN 37601. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 21, 2000

NELSON, LENNA E. MOUNTAIN CITY -- Lenna E. Nelson, 72, of 2679 Cold Springs Road died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at home. She was born in Washington County, VA, a daughter of the late James Earl and Georgia Cress Wilson, and had lived in Johnson County. She was a homemaker and the widow of Jim Nelson. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Bob Nelson of Christiansburg, VA; two daughters, Joyce Lipford of Mountain City and Judy Reece of Trade, TN; two sisters, Doris Cook of Damascus and Wanda Harreld of Abingdon; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. in Henson Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Norman Reece and Frank Woods will officiate. Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Phillippi Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Heck, Odell Johnson, Andy Dyson, Allen Johnson, Jim Icenhour, Jack Eller and Harold Fenner. Honorary pallbearers will be the Mens Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home and any time at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trula Muse, 239 Sunset Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 23, 2000

NEWTON, ROBERT C. "CHAD" Funeral services for Robert C. "Chad" Newton will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. William Gwaltney and the Rev. Dave Charlton will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Newton, 52, of 220 Edgewood Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at his home. He was a son of Esther Brown Newton and the late Robert B. Newton, a graduate of Virginia High School in 1966, East Tennessee State University in 1970 and the University of Tennessee Law School in 1976. He was a member of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, Tennessee Trial Lawyers, Tennessee Association Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Bristol Tennessee Bar Association. He had been a practicing attorney in Bristol Tennessee since 1976, attended First Christian Church in Erwin, TN, and was a former member of McIver Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Patricia Swofford Newton; a sister, Mrs. Chris (Charlotte) Blackford; a niece; and a nephew. Mr. Newton was also preceded in death by a brother, James "Jimmy" Newton. Among survivors are niece Christy Blackford of Brussels and nephew John Blackford of Nashville. Pallbearers will be Wes Edens, Ralph Dillow, Gordon Gilmer, Shelton Hillman, Luther Icenhour, Gene Perrin, Steve Wallace, Larry Weddington, Emory Widener and Victor Zager. Honorary pallbearers will be Gray Robinson, staff of Sullivan County District Attorneys Office, staff of Sullivan County Public Defenders Office, staff of Sullivan County Chancery and Circuit Court Clerk's Office, employees of the Bristol Tennessee Police Department, employees of the Bristol Virginia Police Department, members of the Bristol Tennessee and Bristol Virginia Bar Associations, Dr. Robert Hines, Dr. James Wilson, Dr. Kyle Colvett, Dr. Rebecca Copeland and staff of Medical Center Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to YMCA, 400 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 20, 2000

NEWTON, ROBERT C. "CHAD" Funeral services for Robert C. "Chad" Newton will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. William Gwaltney and the Rev. Dave Charlton will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Newton, 52, of 220 Edgewood Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at home. Pallbearers will be Wes Edens, Ralph Dillow, Gordon Gilmer, Shelton Hillman, Luther Icenhour, Gene Perrin, Steve Wallace, Larry Weddington, Emory Widener and Victor Zager. Honorary pallbearers will be Gray Robinson, staff of Sullivan County District Attorneys Office, staff of Sullivan County Public Defenders Office, staff of Sullivan County Chancery and Circuit Court Clerk's Office, employees of the Bristol Tennessee Police Department, employees of the Bristol Virginia Police Department, members of the Bristol Tennessee and Bristol Virginia Bar associations, Dr. Robert Hines, Dr. James Wilson, Dr. Kyle Colvett, Dr. Rebecca Copeland and staff of Medical Center Hospice. Memorial contributions may be sent to YMCA, 400 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 21, 2000

PHILLIPS, STACY O. Stacy O. Phillips, 79, of 1921 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. A lifelong resident of Bristol TN, he was a 1938 graduate of Bluff City High School and a retired yard manager with Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater, and attended Bellemont Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Thelma Ruth Hill Phillips; a daughter, Mary Jane Whitaker of Blountville; three sons, Lonnie A. Phillips and Richie G. Phillips, both of Bristol TN, and Henry Wayne Phillips of Austin, TX; two sisters, Lillian Dykes and Nancy Luchini, both of Bristol TN; a brother, Fred Phillips of Bristol TN; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. William Costanzo, Dr. Edward Crook and Dr. Kyle Barr will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Among survivors are daughters-in-law Linda Sue Phillips, Linda Kay Phillips and Roma Jean Phillips; son-in-law Donald Whitaker; and grandchildren Rena Scharfstein, Bryan Phillips, Keith Phillips, Anita Whitaker, Stacy Whitaker, Benjamin Phillips and Daniel Phillips; and great-grandchildren Lauren Scharfstein, Philip Scharfstein Jr., Rachel Phillips and Abby Phillips. Pallbearers will be the following grandsons and nephews: Stacy Whitaker, Bryan Phillips, Keith Phillips, Phil Scharfstein, Ronald Phillips, Larry Rutherford, Ranny Rutherford and Danny Rutherford. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, the hospital staff of Holston Valley Medical Center Health South and the staff of Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Access Ramp Fund, c/o Bellemont Presbyterian Church, 2601 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620 or the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 28, 2000

PHILLIPS, STACY O. Funeral services for Stacy O. Phillips will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. William Costanzo, Dr. Edward Crook and Dr. Kyle Barr will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Phillips, 79, of 1921 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be the following grandsons and nephews: Stacy Whitaker, Bryan Phillips, Keith Phillips, Phil Scharfstein, Ronald Phillips, Larry Rutherford, Ranny Rutherford and Danny Rutherford. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, the hospital staff of Holston Valley Medical Center Health South and the staff of Wellmont Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Access Ramp Fund, c/o Bellemont Presbyterian Church, 2601 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620 or the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 29, 2000

PRICE, CECIL ROBERT Cecil Robert Price, 69, of 3186 Highway 421, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Sullivan County, a son of the late Crosen and Verlie Price, and had lived in the Denton Valley Community. He was a woodworker and was of the Freewill Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Price; five sons, Robert Allen Price, Cecil Ivan Price, Terry Lynn Price and Timothy Kevin Price, all of Bristol Tennessee, and Donnie Wilton Price of Bluff City; two daughters, Rita Diane Greer of Bristol Tennessee and Sheila Faye Barnett of Bluff City; three brothers, Earl Edward Price and Harvey Cliff Price, both of Bristol Tennessee, and Alfred Price of Florida; four sisters, Mae Wright of Abingdon, Eva Widner and Dorothy "Dot" Price, both of Bristol Virginia, and Evelyn Widener of Bristol TN; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Greenwood Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Leroy Fleenor will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Roark, Robbie Price, Roy Baumgardner, J.C. Mayes, Alvin Mutter, Bob Richards and Ed Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 14, 2000

PRICE, CECIL ROBERT Funeral services for Cecil Robert Price will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Greenwood Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Leroy Fleenor will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Price, 69, of 3186 Highway 421, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Pallbearers will be Tommy Roark, Robbie Price, Roy Baumgardner, J.C. Mayes, Alvin Mutter, Bob Richards and Ed Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 15, 2000

RIPKOWSKI, VIRGINIA TAYLOR Virginia Taylor Ripkowski, 90, died Friday, July 7, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was born in Saltville, a daughter of the late Augusta and Virginia White Taylor, and had lived in Bristol for the past 30 years. She was the widow of Clarence Ripkowski and a member of Central Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Bise of Greenville, SC, and Betty Smith of Dallas; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. at the graveside in Glade Spring Baptist Cemetery in Glade Spring by Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol Virginia. Dr. Ross H. Dampier will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 8, 2000

RIPKOWSKI, VIRGINIA TAYLOR Funeral services for Virginia Taylor Ripkowski will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. at the graveside in Glade Spring Baptist Cemetery in Glade Spring by Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol Virginia. Sid Tiller, minister, and Dr. Ross H. Dampier will officiate. Mrs. Ripkowski, 90, died Friday, July 7, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 9, 2000

ROBERTS, DOROTHY C. JOHNSON CITY -- Dorothy C. Roberts, 73, of 272 Rockhouse Road, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Bristol Virginia, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary Etta Comer. She had lived in the Johnson City area for the past 20 years and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband, Hubert Roberts; three sons, Ronnie H. Roberts of Abilene, Texas, Ronald Leon Roberts of Johnson City and Hubert Wayne Roberts of Jonesborough, TN; a sister, Virginia Mallet of Bristol Tennessee; a brother, Harold Comer of Texas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Blountville Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Rye Fleenor will officiate. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday prior to the service in Blountville Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 8, 2000

ROBINETTE, ALBERT W. "HOMER" Funeral services for Albert W. "Homer" Robinette will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Scott Watson and Chad Johnson will officiate. Committal services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Mr. Robinette, 72, of 105 Bellebrook Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Steele Creek Golf Course. He was born in Bristol, a son of the late Isaac B. and Cora Ford Robinette. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Teamsters Union 549. He attended Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Rachel Booher Robinette; two daughters, Janice Brown of Gray, TN, and Marlene Hickman of Bristol Tennessee; four sons, Danny Robinette of Greeneville, TN, Gary Robinette of Columbus, GA, Johnny Robinette of Bristol Tennessee and Rusty Robinette of Bellechase, LA; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Robinette was an avid golfer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Greene County Skills, 490 Sunnyside Road, Greeneville, TN 37743, Arc of Washington County, 2700 South Roan St., Suite 300B, Johnson City, TN 37601 or Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, 104 Cypress St., Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 27, 2000

ROBINETTE, ALBERT W. "HOMER" Committal services for Albert W. "Homer" Robinette will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Mr. Robinette, 72, of 105 Bellebrook Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Steele Creek Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Greene County Skills, 490 Sunnyside Road, Greeneville, TN 37743, Arc of Washington County, 2700 S. Roan St., Suite 300B, Johnson City, TN 37601 or Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, 104 Cypress St., Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 29, 2000

ROBINETTE, PAUL ALVIN Funeral services for Paul Alvin Robinette will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Edgefield Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Lester McKinnon will officiate. Military honors will be by the Shaw Air Force Honor Guard. A private memorial service was conducted by minister Paul Faver. Mr. Robinette, 67, of 1801 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Shady Valley, TN, a son of Preston Robinette and Pansy Robinette, and had lived in the Bristol area since September 1973 after his retirement from the U.S. Air Force with 21 years of service. He was an employee of the Virginia Employment Commission and a 1981 graduate of Bristol College, where he was in the Who's Who of College Students for his academic achievements. He was commander and a life member of the DAV Chapter 39, a life member of the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol and a life member of the Air Force Sergeants Association. Surviving, besides his parents, are his wife of 47 years, Eleanor Robinette; three daughters, Connie Robinette of Dallas and Mary Ellen Hyatt and Paula Roberts, both of Bristol TN; three sisters, Louise White, Carolyn Woods and Elizabeth Mueller; five brothers, Ray Robinette, Allen Robinette, Fred Robinette, Bobby Robinette and George Robinette; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Michael Fletcher, Dr. Sue Prill, Dr. Bennett Cowan and their staff, the following grandchildren, Lisa, Sandy, Michael, Brian, Timothy, Emily, Chrissy, Kelly, David, Jason and his brothers. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Wellmont Hospice House for their special care and services. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 10, 2000

SHERWOOD, WILLIAM C. KNOXVILLE -- William C. Sherwood, 52, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000. He was a 1969 graduate of Emory & Henry College. Surviving are two daughters, Beth Couch of Bristol VA, and Kirsti Sherwood of Dayton, VA; two brothers, Robert Sherwood of Culpeper, VA, and John Sherwood of Athens, GA; and a niece. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Among survivors is niece, Diane Robinson. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Interfaith Health Clinic, 315 Gill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917, or the charity of your choice. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 1, 2000

SHIPLEY, CLIFTON MILLER BLOUNTVILLE -- Clifton Miller Shipley, 71, of 242 Pamela Court died Thursday, July 13, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, he was a retired captain with the Tennessee Highway Patrol with 30 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Jackie Shipley; a son, Alan M. Shipley of Knoxville; a sister, Lawanda Wiles of Kingsport; a brother, Harold Shipley of Knoxville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Gunnings Cemetery. The Rev. Tony Trunnell will officiate. Among survivors are grandchildren "Bo" Shipley and Nathan Shipley; and daughter-in-law Vondle Shipley. There will be no visitation in the funeral home. Friends are welcome any time at the home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 14, 2000

SHIPLEY, CLIFTON MILLER BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Clifton Miller Shipley will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Gunnings Cemetery. The Rev. Tony Trunnell will officiate. Mr. Shipley, 71, of 242 Pamela Court, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. There will be no visitation in the funeral home. Friends are welcome any time at the home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 15, 2000

SLAGLE, BARBARA Barbara Slagle of 821 Orchard St., Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at home. She was born in Inman, VA, a daughter of the late William Hobart and Florence Newton Anderson. She moved to Bristol in 1948. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and participated in the Cub Scouts. Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Fred Slagle; two daughters, Cathy Morenings of Blountville and Ann Upright of Bristol Tennessee; two sons, Robert "Allen" Slagle of Bristol TN and James "Jim" Slagle of Lexington, NC; four sisters, Jewel Smith and Eula Jean West, both of Blountville, Ernestine Smythe of Gate City, VA, and Judy Tickle of Greensboro, NC; three brothers, William Anderson of Randleman, NC, C.H. Anderson of Jefferson, NC, and Don Anderson of Hiltons, VA; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. David T. St. Clair and William Slagle will officiate. Committal service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Slagle was also preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Baldwin; and three brothers, Elmo, Charles and Richard Anderson. Pallbearers will be Kevin Wysor, Brett Kilgore, Spence Baumgardner III, Tom Slagle, Jack Breeding and Jim Alderson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. prior to the service Friday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 13, 2000

SLAGLE, BARBARA Funeral services for Barbara Slagle will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The Revs. David T. St. Clair and William Slagle will officiate. Committal service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Slagle, of 821 Orchard St., Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at home. Pallbearers will be Kevin Wysor, Brett Kilgore, Spence Baumgardner III, Tom Slagle, Jack Breeding and Jim Alderson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. prior to the service Friday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 14, 2000

SMITH, LUCILLE BEATRICE CUNNINGHAM Graveside services for Lucille Beatrice Cunningham Smith will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Sharrett Cemetery by Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Jack Stevens will officiate. Mrs. Smith, 85, of Bristol Tennessee, died Monday, July 3, 2000, in Bristol Nursing Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 6, 2000

SMITH, VONDA Vonda Smith, 44, of 2308 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN, died Monday, July 10, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Bristol VA, a daughter of Ralph Rosenbalm and Helen I. Holt. She was a former insurance claims adjuster and a member of Central Christian Church and the Bristol Optimist Club. Surviving, besides her parents, are two daughters, Camilla Jackson and Cassie Osborne, both of Bristol VA; a sister, Frieda Jones of Bristol TN; two brothers, Ronnie Rosenbalm and Terry Rosenbalm, both of Bristol TN; three grandchildren; and three nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Cemetery. Dr. Ross Dampier will officiate. Special thanks to the American Cancer Society, staff of Wellmont Hospice House and Dr. Bennett Cowan and staff. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Wesley Plaza, Suite 2, 2513 Wesley St., Johnson City, TN 37601, or the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 11, 2000

SMITH, VONDA Graveside services for Vonda Smith will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Cemetery. Dr. Ross Dampier will officiate. Mrs. Smith, 44, of 2308 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN, died Monday, July 10, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Wesley Plaza, Suite 2, 2513 Wesley St., Johnson City, TN 37601, or the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 12, 2000

SPROLES, J. C. J.C. Sproles, 83, of 2316 Osborne St., Bristol, VA, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a son of the late Noah and Rosie Sproles and had spent all of his life in the Bristol area. He was a former employee of Black Diamond Enterprises in the maintenance department. He was a member of Benhams Baptist Church and the widower of Ida Mae Sproles. Surviving are two daughters, Ann Sproles and Sherry Perry, both of Bristol VA; four sons, Phil Sproles and Lloyd Sproles, both of Bristol VA, David Sproles of Abingdon and Bill Sproles of Piney Flats; a sister, Ethel Barker of Bristol VA; two brothers, W.Z. Sproles of Bristol TN and Ted Sproles of Bristol Virginia; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Chapel. Dr. Charles Sherfey and the Rev. J. D. Barrett will officiate. Committal services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Mr. Sproles was also preceded in death by a brother, Clint Sproles. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 25, 2000

SPROLES, J. C. Funeral services for J.C. Sproles will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Chapel. Dr. Charles Sherfey and the Rev. J.D. Barrett will officiate. Committal services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Mr. Sproles, 83, of 2316 Osborne St., Bristol, Va., died Sunday, July 23, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 26, 2000

STATZER, CLAYBORN J. Clayborn J. Statzer, 77, of 887 Bullock Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, he was a member of Fellowship Chapel and a deacon for 50 years. He was a retired employee from Chase Mate Manufacturing and a former employee of Mary Grey Hosiery Mill. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Woodmen of the World and the widower of Lucille Leonard Statzer. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Daphne) Booher of Bristol TN; two sisters, Lucille Shaffer and Virgie Haynes, both of Bristol TN; a grandson, Michael Booher; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Lester MacKinnon and Scott Price and minister Gary Barnett will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Among survivors is granddaughter-in-law Kim Booher. Pallbearers will be Bobby Smithson, Mike Wells, Greg Shaffer, Marty Shaffer, Michael Saddler and Tom Barnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Booher, Marvin Shaffer, Russell Leonard, H.S. Leonard, Dr. David Thompson, Clifford Leonard, John Oliver and deacons of Fellowship Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 2, 2000

STATZER. CLAYBURN J. Funeral services for Clayborn J. Statzer will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Lester MacKinnon and Scott Price and minister Gary Barnett will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Statzer, 77, of 887 Bullock Hollow Road, Bristol, TN., died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Bobby Smithson, Mike Wells, Greg Shaffer, Marty Shaffer, Michael Saddler and Tom Barnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Booher, Marvin Shaffer, Russell Leonard, H.S. Leonard, Dr. David Thompson, Clifford Leonard, John Oliver and deacons of Fellowship Chapel. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 3, 2000

THOMAS, CURTIS RAYMOND Funeral services for Curtis Raymond Thomas will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Forest Hills Memory Gardens by Weaver Funeral Home. The Revs. Scott Price and Lester MacKinnon will officiate. Mr. Thomas, 58, of 514 Queen St., Bristol, TN, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Dickenson County, VA, and had lived in the Bristol area most of his life. He was a former employee of Mary Gray Hosiery and a retiree of SmithKline Beecham in Bristol TN. He was a member of Fellowship Chapel Church. Surviving are his wife, Betty Nunley Thomas; a daughter, Deborah Lynn Thomas of the home; a son, Curt Thomas II of the home; and a brother, James C. Thomas of Bristol TN. Among survivors are sister-in-law Barbara Utsman of Bluff City; and brothers-in-law Fred Nunley of Bristol TN and Billy Utsman of Bluff City. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Nunley, Billy Utsman, Cecil W. Hughes, Floyd Ketron and Bill Bullock. There will be no visitation at the home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 3, 2000

TRIVETTE, EARL L. Jr. BLUFF CITY -- Earl L. Trivette Jr., 47, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bristol Virginia, a son of Earl L. Trivette Sr. of Bristol Tennessee. He was a 25-year employee of Piccadilly Cafeteria and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving, besides his father, are a sister, Debbie Stafford of Bristol TN; a brother, Ronnie Trivette of Bristol TN; paternal grandparents, Raymond C. and Annie Trivette of Bristol TN; a niece; and three nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dennis Burnette will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Among survivors are brother-in-law Bill Stafford of Bristol TN; sister-in-law Judy Trivette of Bristol Tennessee; niece Erica Mumpower; nephews Shawn Stafford, Kevin Stafford and Ronnie Trivette Jr.; and several aunts and uncles. Pallbearers will be Bruce McElyea, Fred Troball, Shawn Stafford, Kevin Stafford, Ronnie Trivette Jr. and Glenn Spangler. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Bernard Gunstra, Dr. Michael Fletcher, Bill Hoelscher and employees of Piccadilly Cafeteria. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home and other times at 1946 Vance Tank Road, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 27, 2000

TRIVETTE, EARL L. Jr BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Earl L. Trivette Jr. will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dennis Burnette will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Trivette, 47, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Bruce McElyea, Fred Troball, Shawn Stafford, Kevin Stafford, Ronnie Trivette Jr. and Glenn Spangler. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Bernard Gunstra, Dr. Michael Fletcher, Bill Hoelscher and employees of Piccadilly Cafeteria. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 27, 2000

UMBARGER, ANNA ELIZABETH CHILHOWIE -- Anna Elizabeth Umbarger, 88, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, in Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion. She was a daughter of the late Milton Brown and Mary Josephine Cole Umbarger. She was a retired employee of TWA Airlines and a member of the Mountain View Untied Methodist Church. Surviving are a sister, Eula Mae Conner of Agaura Hills, CA.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. in Williams Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. John H. Graham will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Miss Umbarger was also preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Willard Umbarger and John Milton Umbarger; and a sister, Virginia Eleanor Vicars. Among survivors are several cousins. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Williams Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Mountain View United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1722, Chilhowie, VA 24319. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 26, 2000

VERMILLION, FORD BLAIR Jr. JOHNSON CITY -- Funeral services for Ford Blair Vermillion Jr. will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Jack Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Vermillion, 56, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service Thursday in Mountain View Mausoleum. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 20, 2000

WAGNER, DONALD F. BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Donald F. Wagner will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Wheeler United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dennie Humphreys will officiate. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mr. Wagner, 78, of 176 Keystone Drive, died Saturday, July 22, 2000. He was born in Washington County, VA, a son of the late Auburn Keith and Mary Katherine Ireson Wagner, and had lived most of his life in Sullivan County, TN. He was retired from the Sullivan County Highway Department and was a member of Wheeler United Methodist Church. He was the widower of Ann Elsea Wagner. Surviving are five daughters, Janice King of Freeland, MD, Kay Whited of Finksburg, Md., Gayle Rhoton of Warner Robins, GA, and Carol Rhoton and Mary Lawson, both of Blountville; three sons, Randall Wagner of Kingsport, Auburn Wagner of Bristol Virginia and David Wagner of Gonzales, LA; two sisters, Virginia Booher of Kingsport and Mary Katherine Sanders of Blountville; six brothers, Keith Wagner of Kingsport, Ralph Wagner and Harold Wagner, both of Blountville, Brooks Wagner of Bristol Tennessee, Gordon Wagner of Prairie View, Texas, and Joe Wagner of Piney Flats; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wagner was also preceded in death by a brother, William "Bill" Wagner. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at blvinsfh@preferred.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 25, 2000

WALKER, DULCY HATCHER Dulcy Hatcher Walker, 88, of 1348 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN, died Friday, July 14, 2000, in The Cambridge House. She was born in West Virginia, was a member of Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church and was a former co/owner and operator of Walker Grocery Store. She was the widow of D. J. Walker. Surviving are a daughter, Elaine W. Voyles of Murphy, NC; two sons, Shelba C. Walker and Fernando D. Walker, both of Bristol TN; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey Walker, Russell Walker, Bruce Voyles, Lori Voyles McDonald, Mikeal Walker, Matthew Walker and L. Tanya Hutton; and 14 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Rooty Branch Cemetery. The Rev. Jennings Dotson will officiate. Mrs. Hatcher was also preceded in death by a grandson, Steve Walker. Among survivors are sister-in-law Roxie Mink of Detroit. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 15, 2000

WALKER, DULCY NANNIE Graveside services for Dulcy Nannie Walker will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Rooty Branch Cemetery. The Rev. Jennings Dotson will officiate. Mrs. Walker, 88, of 1348 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN., died Friday, July 14, 2000, in The Cambridge House. Mrs. Walker was also preceded in death by a grandson, Steve Walker. Among survivors is grandson Michael Walker. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 17, 2000

WALLACE VIRGINIA LOUISE ARMSTRONG Virginia Louise Armstrong Wallace, 78, of Bristol TN, died Monday, July 24, 2000, in NHC Healthcare. She was born in Knox County, TN, a daughter of the late Clyde and Rosa Lee Lane Armstrong, and was the widow of Marvin Wallace. She was a member and longtime secretary of Edgemont Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two sons, Stephen M. Wallace and Richard L. Wallace, both of Bristol Tennessee; a stepbrother, Jack O. Haggard of Tampa, FL; and two grandchildren, Peter Wallace and Elisabeth Wallace, both of Bristol TN. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Edgemont Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Larry Stallard and Dr. Kyle Barr will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Wallace was also preceded in death by three brothers, James Armstrong, Richard Armstrong and Clarence Armstrong. Pallbearers will be men of Edgemont Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Edgemont Presbyterian Church, 1013 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 25, 2000

WALLACE, VIRGINIA LOUISE ARMSTRONG Funeral services for Virginia Louise Armstrong Wallace will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Edgemont Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Larry Stallard and Dr. Kyle Barr will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Wallace, 78, of Bristol Tennessee, died Monday, July 24, 2000, in NHC Healthcare. Pallbearers will be men of Edgemont Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Edgemont Presbyterian Church, 1013 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 26, 2000

WATSON, ELLEN M. "DUDE" SKEENS Ellen M. "Dude" Skeens Watson, 75, of 605 Maryland Ave., Bristol, TN, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at home. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Alice Skeens. She was a housewife and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was the widow of William A. Watson. Surviving are three daughters, Deanna Linkous, Kathy Waddell and Lyndia Hopkins, all of Bristol TN; four brothers, Fred Skeens and Jerry Skeens, both of Bristol VA, Allen Skeens of Bristol TN and Raymond Skeens of Charlotte, NC; five sisters, Mary Smallwood of Maryland, Grace Dishner and Jewel Leonard, both of Bristol Tennessee, Shirley Trainor of Clinton, MD, and Carol Walsh of Kingsport; four granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. The Revs. Johnny Dillard and Bob Steele will officiate. Mrs. Watson was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angie Lynn Hopkins. Special thanks to Superior Home Health and Dr. Stephen Hanor. Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Chapman, David Carmody and Reford Morrell. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 12, 2000

WATSON, ELLEN M. "DUDE" Funeral services for Ellen M. "Dude" Skeens Watson will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. The Revs. Johnny Dillard and Bob Steele will officiate. Mrs. Watson, 75, of 605 Maryland Ave., Bristol, TN., died Monday, July 10, 2000, at home. Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Chapman, David Carmody and Reford Morrell. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 13, 2000

WHICKER, HAZEL MARIE Hazel Marie Fleenor Whicker, 54, of 19027 Haskell Station Road, Benhams Community, Bristol, VA, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at home. She was born in Scott County, a daughter of W.S. and Mazie Fleenor, and had lived most of her life in the Bristol area. She was a homemaker and a member of Revival Center Baptist Church. Surviving, besides her parents, are her husband, Ronald Whicker; three daughters, Mrs. Brian (Ada) Barker of Mendota, VA, and Mrs. Gary (Sarah) Poe and Mrs. Andrew (Janie) Samuel, both of Bristol VA; a son, Jennings Whicker; three sisters, Lockie Sproles, Louena Murray and Susan Mumpower, all of Bristol Virginia; four brothers, Sam Fleenor of Newton, NC, and Charlie Fleenor, Jessie Fleenor and Lester Fleenor, all of Bristol VA; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Revival Center Baptist Church, Benhams Road. The Rev. Lyons Smith will officiate, assisted by the Revs. Edd Davis and Jerry Scalf. Burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Sproles Family Cemetery. Among survivors are daughter-in-law Christina Whicker; and grandchildren Shane Poe, Caitlin Poe, Carrissa Poe and Preston Poe, Haylee Barker, Amberlynn Whicker and a seventh grandchild expected in November. Special thanks to all her many friends for their acts of kindness. Pallbearers will be Junior Wise, David Nunley, Bobby Krtausch, Bob Flanary, Gary Davison, Leo Rhymer, Coy Wolfe and Sheridan Pope. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 19, 2000

WHICKER, HAZEL MARIE FLEENOR Graveside services for Hazel Marie Fleenor Whicker will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Sproles Family Cemetery. Mrs. Whicker, 54, of 19027 Haskell Station Road, Benhams Community, Bristol, VA, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at home. Pallbearers will be Junior Wise, David Nunley, Bobby Krtausch, Bob Flanary, Gary Davison, Leo Rhymer, Coy Wolfe and Sheridan Pope. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 20, 2000

WHITE, OADIS W. Jr. Oadis W. White Jr., died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. He was a member of Harris-Anderson Chapel AME Zion Church, American Legion Post 87, DAV Chapter 40 and Macedonia Lodge 85 F&AM. Surviving are three daughters, Valdora A. Kane of Bristol TN, Eunice B. "Cookie" Perry of McDonough, GA., and Carrie Sue White of Nashville; a son, Oadis W. White III of Abingdon; two sisters, Evelyn W. Graham of Bristol TN and Dorothy Maxine Steele of Philadelphia; and a brother, the Rev. Ervin Ruth of Tulsa, OK. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at noon in Harris Anderson AME Zion Church. The Rev. Hampton K. Turner will officiate. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. Family visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of service at the church. Robinson Mortuary of Bristol Virginia is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 19, 2000

WHITE, OADIS W. Jr. Funeral services for Oadis W. White Jr. will be conducted Friday at 12:30 p.m. in Harris-Anderson Chapel AME Zion Church. The Rev. Hampton K. Turner will officiate. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. with military honors by DAV Chapter 40. Mr. White died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn. Family visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the church. Robinson Mortuary of Bristol Virginia is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 20, 2000

WILLIS, ELBRIDGE FRANKLIN Jr. Elbridge Franklin Willis Jr., 79, of 523 Kentucky Ave., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Bristol, he was a son of the late Elbridge Franklin and Charlie Lipe Willis. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He served his community as a funeral director for over 50 years. He was a member of the Rotary Club since 1968, serving as sergeant-at-arms, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a life member of Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 and the widower of Virginia "Gracie" O'Dell Willis. Surviving are a daughter, Sarah Saunders of Gastonia, NC: a son, Elbridge Franklin Willis III of Bristol Tennessee; a sister, Mrs. B.F. (Charlotte) Berens of Marietta, Ga.; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Rhonda S. Cooper will officiate. Military rites will be by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Mr. Willis was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. David (Kathleen) Akard Sr. Among survivors are granddaughters Charlie and C. J.; grandsons David and Johnny; and many dear friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Rotary Club of Bristol, P. O. Box 3225, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 21, 2000

WILLIS, ELBRIDGE FRANKLIN Jr. Funeral services for Elbridge Franklin Willis Jr. will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Rhonda S. Cooper will officiate. Military rites will be by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Mr. Willis, 79, of 523 Kentucky Ave., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Rotary Club of Bristol, P.O. Box 3225, Bristol, TN 37620. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to ocookfh\N preferred.com. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 22, 2000

WILSON, MARIE JUNE BAKER BLUFF CITY - Marie June Baker Wilson, 65, of 1071 Walnut Grove Road died Friday, July 7, 2000, at home. She was born in Sullivan County, a daughter of the late Walter and Sylvia Johnson Baker. She attended Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church. She was the widow of Paul Wilson. Surviving are two daughters, Sue Lockner and Tracy Nixon, both of Bluff City; two sisters, Mary Watson of Bluff City and Sarah Presnell of Birmingham, AL.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church by Tetrick Funeral Home in Bluff City. The Rev. Steve Hensley will officiate. Graveside services will be in Chinquapin Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson was also preceded in death by six brothers; and a sister. Pallbearers will be selected from the family. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1727 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JULY 8, 2000


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