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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER November 2000

BRISTOL TN & VA


ALMANY, MAE M. Mae M. Almany, 94, of Bristol Virginia died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol. She was a retired dietitian with the Bristol Virginia School System. She was the widow of Conly Edward Almany and was a member of State Street Church of Christ. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include one daughter, Betty A. Moore, Virginia Beach, VA, four grandchildren, Stephen Moore, Louisville, KY, Deborah Knepper, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Anna Knowlton, Virginia Beach, VA, and Christopher Moore, Virginia Beach; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Kathryn Boling, Dorothy Trivett and Grace Morrell, all of Bristol and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at State Street Church of Christ with Dan C. Bailey, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 12, 2000

ALMANY, MAE M. Funeral service for Mae M. Almany will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at State Street Church of Christ with Dan C. Bailey, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Mrs. Almany, 94, of Bristol Virginia died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 13, 2000

ATHEY, VIRGINIA PRINTZ BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Virginia Printz Athey, 86, of Blountville passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in Bradford, VA, a daughter of the late John Harry and Ella Shaver Printz. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, her husband, George W. Athey, preceded her in death. She is survived by her only son and daughter-in-law: Michael D. Athey and wife, Dianna, of Blountville. Calling hours will be 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor J.W. Depew and Brother Elbert Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jim DeVault, Buddy Roberts, Danny Litz, Burl Cobb, Danny Gilliam and Joe Lydon. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Athey family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 21, 2000

BAKER, MARY LEONA Funeral services for Mary Leona Baker will be conducted 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Christian officiating. The committal will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Baker, 76, of Bluff City, TN, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Grayson County, VA, but had lived in the Bristol area most of her life. She was the daughter of John and Sally Holbrook and was a homemaker. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Bluff City. Survivors include: husband, Benny E. Baker; daughter: Linda Echols of Bluff City, TN; grandsons and wives: Kevin Michael and Jayna Kennedy of Kingsport, TN, and Edward Allen and Jodie Kennedy of Bristol, Tenn.; great-grandson: Andrew Michael Kennedy of Kingsport, TN; and son-in-law, James H. Echols of Bluff City, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

BAKER, MARY LEONA Mary Leona Baker, 76, of Bluff City, TN, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Grayson County, VA, but had lived in the Bristol area most of her life. She was the daughter of John and Sally Holbrook and was a homemaker. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Bluff City and a former member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church in Bristol. Survivors include husband: Benny E. Baker; daughter: Linda Echols of Bluff City, TN; grandsons and wives: Kevin Michael and Jayna Kennedy of Kingsport, TN, and Edward Allen Kennedy of Bristol, TN.; great-grandson: Andrew Michael Kennedy of Kingsport, TN; and son-in-law: James H. Echols of Bluff City, TN. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Christian officiating. The committal will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Cemetery. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

BLEVINS, CARA RUTH DAVIDSON SALTVILLE, VA -- Mrs. Cara Ruth Davidson Blevins, 84, died Thursday (Nov. 16, 2000) in Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, VA Mrs. Blevins was a member of the Church of Christ in Marion, VA She lived most of her life in Skygusty, WV, but was a native of Saltville, VA She came back to Saltville seven years ago and lived with Jesse and Carolyn South, her niece. Mrs. Blevins was the widow of William P. Blevins. Survivors include one son, Richard L. Blevins, Skygusty, WV; two grandsons: Ricky Blevins, Oak Hill, WV, and Billy Blevins, Skygusty, WV; one great-grandson, Brandon Blevins, Oak Hill, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at the Henderson Funeral Home is Saltville, VA. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 18, 2000

BOOHER, HAZEL IRENE SHORES NEWCOMB Hazel Irene Shores Newcomb Booher, 83, of 108 Boadwalk, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Charleston, WV, but had lived her life in the Bristol area. She was a homemaker and the widow of Willie Claude Newcomb and Wallace B. Booher. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Fannie Shores. She is survived by a son, Wilis L. Newcomb; daughter, Ruth M. Olinger; daughter-in-law, Gail Poole; sister, Stella Shores of Bristol VA; five granddaughters; three grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Stevens officiating. The burial will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Mountain View Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Leck, David Booher, Danny Harless, Terry Kyte, Chris Lenczewski and Alex Brence. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 19, 2000

BOOHER, HAZEL IRENE SHORES NEWCOMB The burial for Hazel Irene Shores Newcomb Booher will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Mountain View Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Leck, Davin Booher, Danny Harless, Terry Kyte, Chris Lenczewski and Alex Brence. Mrs. Booher, 83, of 108 Boardwalk, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara McDonald. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

BOWMAN, ROLAND "BUCK" Roland "Buck" Bowman, 89, of 17069 Pine Hill Road, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at his residence. Mr. Bowman was a native and life long resident of the Washington County, VA, area, a retired employee of S. E. Massengill and a member of the Pine Hill Freewill Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Charmie Worley Bowman; four sisters; two brothers; and two great-great-grandsons. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Lewis Bowman of Bristol, VA; three daughters, Mrs. Hobert (Shirley) Arnold and Mrs. John (Peggy) Wooten, both of Abingdon, VA, and Mrs. James (Debbie) Gentry of Bristol, VA; one sister, Lula Bowman of Bristol, VA; two brothers, Carl Bowman of Bristol, VA, and Clarence Bowman of Bristol, TN. Also surviving are three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; two great-great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Michael Carmody and Pastor Kenneth Widner officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Williams, Ronnie Bowman, Wayne Bowman, Dennis Rock, Billy Reed and Roger Roe. Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Bowman, George Rock, Charlie Wright, Ralph Burke, Arnold "Pete" Worley and Joe Worley. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Bowman. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

BOWMAN, ROLAND "BUCK" Funeral services for Roland "Buck" Bowman will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Michael Carmody and Pastor Kenneth Widner officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Williams, Ronnie Bowman, Wayne Bowman, Dennis Rock, Billy Reed and Roger Roe. Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Bowman, George Rock, Charlie Wright, Ralph Burke, Arnold "Pete" Worley and Joe Worley. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Akard Funeral Home. Mr. Bowman, 89, of 17069 Pine Hill Road, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at his residence. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Bowman. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 11, 2000

BOYD, MARY LEE MORRELL Mary Lee Morrell Boyd, 75, of 304 Johnston Ave., Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Bristol and daughter of the late Mack and Nora Morrell. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, a retired employee of Raytheon and a member of the Ladies IV Sunday School Class. Survivors include her husband, Duard J. Lee Boyd; daughter, Carolyn Lee Johnson, Bluff City, TN; sons, Cecil Boyd, McDonough, GA., and Leslie Boyd, Marietta, GA.; grandchildren, Greg Johnson, Blountville, TN, Mike Johnson, Kingsport, TN, Pamela Hickox, Woodstock, GA, Tammy Crawford, GA., Steven Boyd, GA., and Stephanie Boyd, Marietta, GA.; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Johnson, Tabitha Johnson, Connor Johnson, Chase Boyd, Miles Boyd, Daniel Boyd, Cameron Carver and Skylar Boyd; sisters, Corena Puryear, Wildwood, GA., Peggy Trivette, Bluff City, TN, and Rosalyn (Lindy) Booher, Bristol, TN; brothers, Albert Morrell, Bill Morrell and Paul (Bud) Morrell, all of Bristol, TN. She was sister of the late J.M. Morrell and mother-in-law to the late Ronald L. Johnson. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Baptist Church with Steve Playl officiating. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers: Randy Morrell, Kenny Morrell, Danny Morrell, Dale Morrell, Marty Puryear, Chris Trivette, Jeff Booher, Don Morrell, Phil Morrell and Scott Morrell. Honorary pallbearers: Gene and Jerlis Boyd, Maynard and Polly Kestner, Catherine Roberts, Betty Dugger, Barrett and Chris Dye, Bill and Lorna Wogsland, Dwight Boyd, Glenn and Nancy Harr and Brenda Clark. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church, New Chairs for Adult 1 Department or Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home, other times at the residence or 336 Beaver Road, Bluff City, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

BOYD, MARY LEE MORRELL Funeral service for Mary Lee Morrell Boyd will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Baptist Church with Steve Playl officiating. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers: Randy Morrell, Kenny Morrell, Danny Morrell, Dale Morrell, Marty Puryear, Chris Trivette, Jeff Booher, Don Morrell, Phil Morrell and Scott Morrell. Honorary pallbearers: Gene and Jerlis Boyd, Maynard and Polly Kestner, Catherine Roberts, Betty Dugger, Barrett and Chris Dye, Bill and Lorna Wogsland, Dwight Boyd, Glenn and Nancy Harr and Brenda Clark. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church, New Chairs for Adult 1 Department or Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home, other times at the residence or 336 Beaver Road, Bluff City, TN. Mrs. Boyd, 75, of 304 Johnston Ave., Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

BRADLEY, CARLOS Funeral services for Mr. Carlos Bradley will be held Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Castle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edward Castle and Brother Roger Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol Virginia. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 Thursday evening in the Castle Funeral Home. Mr. Bradley, 89, of 110 Hemlock Lane, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at his residence. He was born in Russell County, VA, to the late C.C. "Doc" and Sarah King Bradley, moving to Bristol some 48 years ago. He was a retired coal miner from Carter Coal Co. after 27 years of service, a member of UMWA District 20 and a member and trustee of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bluff City, TN. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family of 21 children,. He was preceded in death by his wife, Etta Conley Bradley; one son; and two daughters. His son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Dianne Bradley of Greeneville, TN., Mrs. Harlan (Mary Alice) Bernard of Bristol Tennessee and a son-in-law Troy Frazier of Bristol TN survive him along with 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA, is serving the Bradley family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 30, 2000

BROWN, VIRGINIA E. Virginia E. Brown, 89, of 2093 Highway 421, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Brown was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and the daughter of the late Sam and Martha Swiney Peters. She was the widow of L. S. "Pet" Brown, a homemaker and was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Maggie) Gross, Mrs. Marvin (Margie) Morrell, both of Bristol, and Mrs. Howard (Christine) Fleenor of Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Betty Sue Brown; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, J.C. Brown and Ernest Brown. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in Weaver Funeral Chapel with Rick Light officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Gross, Allen Gross, Tim Gross, Mike Finkle, Marc Finkle, Chris Jessie, Todd Murray and Rusty Tillison. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

BROWN, VIRGINIA E. Funeral services for Virginia E. Brown will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in Weaver Funeral Chapel with Rick Light officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Brown, 89, of 2093 Highway 421, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the home of her daughter. Pallbearers will be Jerry Gross, Allen Gross, Tim Gross, Mike Finkle, Marc Finkle, Chris Jessie, Todd Murray and Rusty Tillison. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

BRYANT, MYRTLE B. GLADE SPRING, VA -- Myrtle B. Bryant, 84, of Glade Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in Cambridge House, Bristol TN. She was a native of Washington County, VA, and was the daughter of the late James Richard and Georgia Ann Thomas Heath. She was a widow of Robert E. "Bob" Bryant and a member of Rush Creek Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by six sons, Carl Leslie Bryant and wife, Jean, of Abingdon, VA, Dale Lester Bryant and his wife, Lynn, of Bristol VA, John Richard Bryant and his wife, Helen, and M.A. Bryant and his wife, Vivian, both of Chilhowie, VA, Herbert Eugene Bryant of Damascus, VA, and Max Leonard Bryant and his wife, Gloria, of Bristol TN; two sisters, Mary Lou Bryant, of Marion, VA, and Nell Gray Dishman of Kennesaw, GA.; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Rush Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Curt Heath officiating. Burial will follow in the Rush Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to Rush Creek Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Curt Heath, 32077 Omega Lane, Meadowview, VA 24361. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Rush Creek Primitive Baptist Church or at any time at the residence, 12288 Maple St., Glade Spring. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Mrs. Bryant. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 30, 2000

BURDEN, HOWARD WILLIAM Jr. Funeral services for Howard William Burden Jr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Noah Stout and Rev. Tim Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Abingdon, VA. Pallbearers will be Dallas Blevins, Danny Gross, Bob Hooboer, Gene Sliker, Phil Clark and Lorne Eldreth. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and elders of Sunrise Baptist Church., The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Burden, 76, of 925 Pennsylvania Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at his residence. He was son of the late Howard Sr. and Sarah Burden. A native of Salem County, NJ, he had lived in the Bristol area for the past 18 years. He was a retired employee of DuPont Chemicals in Wilmington, DE, and attended the Sunrise Baptist Church. Survivors include: wife, Dollie Johnson Burden; three sons: Howard Eldreth, Bristol Tennessee, Jerry Eldreth, Bristol VA, and Melvin Eldreth, Abingdon, VA; three daughters: Betty Booher, Janet Trivett and Carol Ball, all of Bristol TN; two brothers, Sherwood Burden, Pennsville, NJ, and Merwin Burden, Mineral Ridge, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 16, 20000

BURDEN, HOWARD WILLIAM Jr. Funeral services for Howard William Burden Jr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Noah Stout and Rev. Tim Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Abingdon, VA. Pallbearers will be Dallas Blevins, Danny Gross, Bob Hooboer, Gene Sliker, Phil Clark and Lorne Eldreth. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and elders of Sunrise Baptist Church. Mr. Burden, 76, of 925 Pennsylvania Ave., Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at his residence. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 17, 2000

BUSKELL, GEORGE RICHARD George Richard Buskell, 49, of 692 Emmett Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Sullivan County, a member of Biedleman Presbyterian Church and an employee of Sullivan County Highway Department. Survivors include his wife, Jean Rutter Buskell; daughters, Melissa Hatfield and Christie Tate, both of Bristol, TN.; son, Robert Edward Mutter, Bristol, TN; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Howard and Mary Rutter, Bristol, TN; sister-in-law, Shelby Buskell, Bristol, TN; niece, Gail Fox, Bristol, TN.; grandchildren, Tommy Taylor, Nathan Hatfield, Tyler Hatfield, Noah Mutter, Britany Taylor and Kayla Tate; great-nephews, Logan Fox and Timmy Fox. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruthalene Buskell and a brother Billy Buskell. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlett and Paul Gentry officiating. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Biedleman Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Larry Gentry, Phil Hawk, Kenny Grindstaff, Larry Emmert, Louis Rutter and Guy Rutter. Honorary pallbearers: G.W. Taylor, Tim Fox, Robert Mutter II, Robert Tate, Robbie Hatfield, Jim Rutter, Jack Rutter, Fred Rutter and J. Stevens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 8, 2000

BUSKELL, GEORGE RICHARD Graveside service for George Richard Buskell will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Beidleman Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Larry Gentry, Phil Hawk, Kenny Grindstaff, Larry Emmert, Louis Rutter and Guy Rutter. Honorary pallbearers: G.W. Taylor, Tim Fox, Robert Mutter II, Robert Tate, Robbie Hatfield, Jim Rutter, Jack Rutter, Fred Rutter and J. Stevens. Mr. Buskell, 49, of 692 Emmett Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

BOLLING, GLADYS GRAHAM BRISTOL, VA -- Mrs. Gladys Graham Bolling died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Rev. James N. Graham and Elizabeth Teddar Graham. She was the widow of Guy W. Bolling and was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Bolling. Mrs. Bolling graduated from high school in Milton, FL, where she later taught high school education. She was a former resident of Wise County, where she opened a beauty shop. She attended Clinch Valley College and received her bachelor of science degree from Lincoln Memorial University. She later received her master's degree from East Tennessee State University. She had taught elementary education and special education in the Wise County School System. She moved to Bristol in 1968 and began teaching in the Washington County School System at the Hamilton Elementary, High Point Elementary and Cleveland Elementary. Mrs. Bolling retired in 1976. She was a member of the Norton United Methodist Church and a member of MYF and the Women's Circle. Mrs. Bolling was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah B. Rock and Samuel Rock, of Bristol VA; a son, Michael C. Bolling of Bristol VA; a brother, John Graham of Wise, VA; five grandchildren, Michael Todd Bolling of Greenville, NC, Amanda Michelle Bolling of Norfolk, VA, Jacob D. Rock of Abingdon, Janie Lynn Rock of Bristol VA, and William Jared Rock of Bristol VA; a granddaughter-in-law, Michalle Rock; a great-grandson, Kenneth David Rock; several nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver, Barbara Eller. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Gillespie and Rev. John Sarver officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Farris Funeral Service. Casketbearers will be Todd Bolling, Jacob Rock, Jared Rock, Mark Graham, Dennis Fields and John Murray. Honorary casketbearers will be Mike Brooks, Dr. Fred Greear and Dr. T.C. Greene. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Bolling. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 4, 2000

BROWDER, THURMAN STALLARD Thurman Stallard Browder, age 82, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening Nov. 1, 2000, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol. Thurman was born Dec. 26, 1917, in Scott County, VA, a son of the late Henry and Mattie McMurray Browder and as a young man married Elsie Bethany Browder and at the time of her death they were married for 56 years. Thurman and his brother, John, founded Browders Chapel Church located in East Carters Valley in 1950, and he served his Lord faithfully, having taught Sunday School. He also preached and pastored in area churches. He retired from Tennessee Eastman in 1977, after 36 years of service. Thurman enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, he was a loving, devoted and sincere father, husband, brother and grandfather. Other than his parents and wife, a daughter Margaret, three brothers and five sisters preceded him in death. Thurman is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Brenda Browder and Henry "Buck" Browder, all of Kingsport; daughters: Almeda "Tuce" Browder and Barbara Browder, both of Kingsport; granddaughters and their husbands: Angie and Morris Baker and Amy and Lee Culbertson; great-grandchildren: Mackenzie and Michala and was expecting a third grandchild in January; sister: Lizzie Jane Shaffer of Blountville; and brother: Pat Browder of Blountville. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Friday 6-9 p.m. at the Browder's Chapel Church. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Browder's Chapel Church with the Reverend Dewey Shaffer, Elder Clarence Huffman and the Reverend Kyle Falin. Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be David McClain, Joel Galloway, J.R. Browder, Hobert Olinger, Bill Harkleroad, Joe Snapp, Lee Culbertson and Morris Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be James Roberts, George Olinger, R.J. Browder, Dennis Smith, Ricky Hurlock, Ben Neeley, Glen Kilgore and Troy Doran. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Moriah Christian Camp, 1004 Riverside Ave., Kingsport, TN 37660. The family has entrusted Mr. Browder to the care of East Lawn

Funeral Home who is serving the Browder family.
BROWDER, THURMAN STALLARD Funeral service for Thurman Stallard Browder will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Browder's Chapel Church with the Reverend Dewey Shaffer, Elder Clarence Huffman and the Reverend Kyle Falin. Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be David McClain, Joel Galloway, J.R. Browder, Hobert Olinger, Bill Harkleroad, Joe Snapp, Lee Culbertson and Morris Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be James Roberts, George Olinger, R.J. Browder, Dennis Smith, Ricky Hurlock, Ben Neeley, Glen Kilgore and Troy Doran. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Moriah Christian Camp, 1004 Riverside Ave., Kingsport, TN 37660. Mr. Browder, age 82, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening Nov. 1, 2000, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 4, 2000

CALDWELL, NANNIE PURCELL Nannie Purcell Caldwell, 80, of Sevierville, TN, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, following a lengthy illness. She was surrounded in love by her husband and children. She was born on July 15, 1920, at Hansonville, VA, the last of 11 children born to Robert and Susan Ferguson Price. She lived in Russell County for most of her life and was a housewife and devoted mother. During her life she touched many lives as a Sunday School teacher and in service to her community. The last two years of her life was spent with her husband. She will be remembered by all who loved her. She was witty, loving, caring and most of all devoted. Nannie touched many lives and all that were touched were better for having known her. Her strength was an inspiration to all. Nannie was preceded in death by her first husband, Edgar Clarence Purcell. She leaves behind a loving husband, Roy E. Caldwell; two sons: Tom Purcell and wife Carole, James Purcell and wife Rita; three grandchildren: Jeff and wife Becky, Holly and Megan; three great-grandchildren; Victoria, Alexandra and Elissa; also her stepdaughter and son-in-law: Karla and Rick Starkey; and three step-grandchildren: Joshua, Sonya and Tylor. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon, VA, with the Rev. H.B. Hauk Jr. officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon with the Rev. Mike Carter officiating. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family requests that contributions be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 214 Cedar St., Sevierville, TN 37862. Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon, Va., is serving the Caldwell family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

CALDWELL, NANNIE PURCELL Funeral services for Nannie Purcell Caldwell will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon, VA, with the Rev. H.B. Hauk Jr. officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon with the Rev. Mike Carter officiating. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Caldwell, 80, of Sevierville, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, following a lengthy illness. The family requests that contributions be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 214 Cedar St., Sevierville, TN 37862. Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon, VA, is serving the Caldwell family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

CARR, EVANS KINGSPORT -- Evans Carr, 73, of Kingsport, TN, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical after a period of declining health. Evans was born in Flag Pond on Jan. 25, 1927, a son of the late Emory Lee and Altha Lee Shelly Carr. Evans lived most of his life in the Kingsport area and retired as director of community service for the City of Kingsport. He also worked for the Weideman-Singleton Engineer firm and was a volunteer at Warriors Path Golf Course. Evans was of the Christian faith. Evans is survived by his wife of fifty years: Jean McElyea Carr of the home; a son and daughter-in-law: Darrell Carr and his wife Jane of Kingsport; a grandson: Joe Carr; a sister and brother-in-law: Mary Evelyn and her husband Clyde Harmon of Florida; and a brother and sister-in-law: Bobby Hobert and Peggy Carr of Kingsport. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the East Lawn Funeral Home and any time at the home of his son, Darrell Carr, 408 Berkeley Road, Kingsport, and the funeral service will be at 8 p.m. following the visitation in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Ed Clevinger officiating. Graveside service will be in the Garden of Christus at 1 p.m. Tuesday, East Lawn Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Everhart, Joe Everhart, Bill Ford, Randall Merritt, Dennis Ward, Jeff Carr, Randall Jones, Denver Durham, Pat Curtis, Cecil Craft and Rudy Hall. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Carr family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

CARR, EVANS KINGSPORT -- Graveside service for Evans Carr will be in the Garden of Christus at 1 p.m. Tuesday, East Lawn Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Everhart, Joe Everhart, Bill Ford, Randall Merritt, Dennis Ward, Jeff Carr, Randall Jones, Denver Durham, Pat Curtis, Cecil Craft and Rudy Hall. Mr. Carr, 73, of Kingsport, TN, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical after a period of declining health. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Carr family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

CARTER, JOYCE KAY Joyce Kay Carter, 52, of 1200 Vermont Ave., Bristol VA, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was an employee of Bristol Products. She was of the Baptist faith and was the daughter of the late William M. Carter. Survivors include: mother, Cosby Carter; sister: Shelby Collins of Bristol TN; brothers, Gary Carter of Topeka, Kan., Bill Carter of Bristol VA and Eddie Carter of Bristol TN; several nieces and nephews; and two special sisters-in-law: Joy Carter and Karen Carter. She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Bob Collins; and a sister-in-law, Kay Carter. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Scott Wise and Rev. Tim Rouse officiating. Pallbearers include: Stephen Combs, Mitch Crusenberry, Roy "Junior" Hyden, Tony Eden, Eddie Crabtree, Robert "Termite" Collins, Mark Trivett and Larry Booher. Special thanks to: employees of Bristol Products, friends and neighbors for their prayers and support, members of Friendship Baptist Church, Marthina Memorial Chapel, Dr. Jeffrey Levine, nursing staff of 2 West Bristol Regional Medical Center and Dr. Jeffery Ginther. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 24, 2000

CARTER, JOYCE KAY Funeral services for Joyce Kay Carter will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Scott Wise and Rev. Tim Rouse officiating. Pallbearers include: Stephen Combs, Mitch Crusenberry, Roy "Junior" Hyden, Tony Eden, Eddie Crabtree, Robert "Termite" Collins, Mark Trivett and Larry Booher. Special thanks to: employees of Bristol Products, friends and neighbors for their prayers and support, members of Friendship Baptist Church, Marthina Memorial Chapel, Dr. Jeffrey Levine, nursing staff of 2 West Bristol Regional Medical Center and Dr. Jeffery Ginther. Miss Carter, 52, of 1200 Vermont Ave., Bristol VA, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 24, 2000

CILLEY, TIMOTHY RALPH Timothy Ralph Cilley, 36, of 115 Trammel Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at his residence. A native of Norfolk, VA, he had lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Gulf War. He was an entered apprentice mason and was an ordained minister. Survivors include: fiancee: Rebecca Cilley; four daughters: Amanda Cilley, Alaura Cilley, Akita Cilley and Ajheena "Pooky" Cilley; mother, Judy Cilley; brother: Albert Cilley; six sisters; Kelly Ferguson, Katrina Chatmann, Sundee Ferguson, Tracey Hayes, Shannon Cilley and April Cilley; grandmother: Francis Cilley, NH; special cousin: Donnie Burnette Jr.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at the graveside in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN, with military honors conducted by the DAV Post No. 40 of Bristol. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 16, 2000

CILLEY, TIMOTHY RALPH. Funeral services for Timothy Ralph Cilley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at the graveside in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN, with military honors conducted by the DAV Post No. 40 of Bristol. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Mr. Cilley, 36, of 115 Trammel Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at his residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 17, 2000

CLARK, DOROTHY GILMER OLIVER Dorothy Gilmer Oliver Clark, 72, of Bristol VA died at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at Select Specialty Hospital Tri-Cities following a brief illness. Born in Russell County, VA, she had resided in Bristol most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Harold and Clara Ellen McFadden Gilmer. Mrs. Clark was a homemaker, an avid gardner and a member of the Lime Hill Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her first husband, H. Henry Oliver in 1960 and her second husband, James L. Clark in 1997, and by two sons, Henry A. Oliver and James Lee Clark. Mrs. Clark is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Christine Oliver Barton and Linda Oliver and Henry A. Steinruck, both of Richmond, VA; three sons, and a daughter-in-law, Richard D. "Dickie" Oliver of Bristol TN, Sammy L. and Terrie L. Oliver of Bristol VA and David M. Oliver of Tampa, FL; two stepsons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy D. and Barbara F. Clark of Richmond, and Richard L. and Cindy Clark of Burlington, NC; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Connie and Ed Joyce of Emporia, VA; a special friend, Brenda W. Clark of Richmond; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Vestie and Rex Murray of Bristol TN, Grace and Lee Garrett of Abingdon, and Kitty Pelfrey of Bristol VA; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Sheila Gilmer, Robert and Glenna Gilmer, Billy and Betty Gilmer, Luther and Mary Gilmer, all of Bristol VA; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence of a son, Richard D. "Dickie" Oliver, 523 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, TN. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel with Dr. Howard Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from grandsons and nephews. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the American Leukemia Society of America, Box 21, 2101 Executive Drive, Hampton, VA 23666. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 12, 2000

CLARK, DOROTHY G. Funeral services for Dorothy G. Clark will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel with Dr. Howard Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from grandsons and nephews. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the American Leukemia Society of America, Box 21, 2101 Executive Drive, Hampton, VA 23666. Mrs. Clark, 72, of Bristol Virginia died at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Select Specialty Hospital Tri-Cities following a brief illness. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 13, 2000

COLE, EDNA RUTH BYRD BLOUNTVILLE -- Edna Ruth Byrd Cole, 68, Blountville, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, 2000, at her residence surrounded with love by her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and family. She was born in Scott County, VA, July 26, 1932, to the late William Collie and Bertha Bates Byrd. She was the youngest of 10 children. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Hickman Memorial Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Conley Byrd and Norman Byrd; and two sisters, Edith Huffman and Polly Lane. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, James Henry Cole, of the home; a daughter, Lisa R. Elam and fiance, Lynn Feathers; two sons, Vance and wife, Martha Cole, and Timothy A. Cole, all of Blountville; six grandchildren, Nikki Bailey and husband, Stephen, Andy Cole and wife, Amy, Ashley Elam and Aaron, Tyler and Brandon Cole; three great-grandchildren, Samantha and Laura Bailey and Drew Cole, all of Blountville; three brothers, Ray, Paul and James Byrd, all of Kingsport; two sisters, Georgia Pierson, Fall Branch, and Rhoda Cole, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. We'll always hold you in our hearts and remember your strength, courage and devotion to us all. Mim, please know we'll always keep your memory alive in each of our hearts and take care of Dad and love each other as you loved us. We love you, Mim. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dewey Shaffer and the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating. Music will be provided by Bill and Mary Ann Fogleman, Alvin Goins and Mary Barker. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Victor Byrd, Ray Byrd Jr., Stephen Bailey, Andy Cole, Lynn Feathers and Gary Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler, Aaron and Brandon Cole. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Cole family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 16, 2000

COLE, EDNA RUTH BYRD BLOUNTVILLE -- Services for Edna Ruth Byrd Cole will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dewey Shaffer and the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating. Music will be provided by Bill and Mary Ann Fogleman, Alvin Goins and Mary Barker. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Victor Byrd, Ray Byrd Jr., Stephen Bailey, Andy Cole, Lynn Feathers and Gary Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler, Aaron and Brandon Cole. Mrs. Cole, 68, Blountville, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, 2000, at her residence surrounded with love by her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and family. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Cole family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 17, 2000

COWAN, RUTH PRINCE Mrs. Ruth Prince Cowan, 77, of Bristol, TN, died Nov. 9, 2000, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of James H. Cowan Jr. Mrs. Cowan was a life-long resident of Bristol. She was the owner and operator of Mi-Ladies Beauty Shop and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, James Vincent Cowan and wife Linda P. Cowan, Bluff City, TN, John (Bear) K. Cowan and David Eugene Cowan, both of the home; three brothers, Dr. John Prince and Lester Prince, both of Wise, VA, and Howard Prince, Spartanburg, SC; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Rev. Bryan Read and Rev. Dewey Williams will officiate. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday at Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

COWAN, RUTH PRINCE Graveside services for Mrs. Ruth Prince Cowan will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Rev. Bryan Read and Rev. Dewey Williams will officiate. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Cowan, 77, of Bristol Tennessee, died Nov. 9, 2000, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 11, 2000

COX, MARION F. Mr. Marion F. Cox, 76, of Bristol Virginia died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at his home. He was born in Wise County, VA, and had lived most of his life in Washington County, VA. He was the son of the late John and Luvenia Cox. He was a veteran of World War II and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Louise Cox; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gilbert and Ada Cox, Bristol VA, Randy and Selene Cox, Bristol VA and Teddy and Joann Cox, Bristol VA; daughter, Patricia Gill, Bristol VA; mother-in-law, Alta Fracier, Bristol VA; two grandsons; six granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at 2:30 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lyons Smith and Brother Leonard Hicks officiating. Entombment will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens Colonial Chapel Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Arthur McCroskey, Joseph Hobbs, Ernest Davenport, Carly Hobbs, Paul Wilson and Earl Brewer. Honorary pallbearers will be Ethan Cox, Evan Cox, Ralph Thornsberry, Kenneth Wilson and friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Cox. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 29, 2000

COX, MARION F. Funeral services for Mr. Marion F. Cox will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at 2:30 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lyons Smith and Brother Leonard Hicks officiating. Entombment will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens Colonial Chapel Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Arthur McCroskey, Joseph Hobbs, Ernest Davenport, Carly Hobbs, Paul Wilson and Earl Brewer. Honorary pallbearers will be Ethan Cox, Evan Cox, Ralph Thornsberry, Kenneth Wilson and friends and neighbors. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Mr. Cox, 76, of Bristol Virginia, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at his home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Cox. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 30, 2000

CROSS, ROBERT WESLEY "BOB" Robert Wesley "Bob" Cross, age 93, of Bristol Tennessee died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a farmer. He was the son of the late William Alexander and Martha Kidd Shaffer Cross. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Hensley Cross. He was a member of Boohers Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Robert D. Cross, Bristol Tennessee; one daughter, Wanda Crego, Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren, Jeanne Donahue, Darrell Cross, Kellie Cross, Valerie Whiteman and Tommie Feathers; and six great-grandchildren, Amanda Carter, Sean Feathers, Jessee Cross, Tyler Whiteman, Laken Feathers and Zachary Whiteman. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Jones and Rev. Charles Sheffey officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Todge Cross, Conley Cross, Virgil Cross, David Hensley, Tim Hensley, Jeff Hensley, Joe Hensley, Carson Denton, Charles Cross, Eddie Young and Hubert Dishner. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 3, 2000

CROSS, ROBERT "BOB" WESLEY Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Wesley Cross will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Jones and Rev. Charles Sheffey officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Todge Cross, Conley Cross, Virgil Cross, David Hensley, Tim Hensley, Jeff Hensley, Joe Hensley, Carson Denton, Charles Cross, Eddie Young and Hubert Dishner. Mr. Cross, age 93, of Bristol Tennessee, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 4, 2000

CROWDER, SHIRLEY A. Shirley A. White Crowder, 63, of 100 Ash St., Edgemont Towers, Apt. No. 6, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in the Bristol Wellmont Hospice House. She was a member of Gospel Baptist Church, a former member of Head Start and the Human Development League. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Bertie King White. One son, Mr. Randy Crowder, Bristol TN, survives her, along with four brothers: Ralph White, Glen White and Arthur White, all of Bristol TN, and Donald White of Williamsburg, VA, and one sister, Jannie Widner of Bluff City, TN. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. in Castle Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Tommy Tester and Brother Danny Felty officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 at the funeral home Wednesday evening. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen King, Jack Willis, Preston Cox, Bobby Joe Dishner, Paul Lane and Ed Kilgore. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and friends and employees of Edgemont Towers. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA, is serving the Crowder family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 21, 2000

CROWDER, SHIRLEY A. WHITE Shirley A. White Crowder, 63, of 100 Ash St., Edgemont Towers, Apt. No. 6, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in the Bristol Wellmont Hospice House. She was a member of Gospel Baptist Church, a former member of Head Start and the Human Development League. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Bertie King White. One son, Mr. Randy Crowder, Bristol TN, survives her, along with four brothers: Ralph White, Glen White and Arthur White, all of Bristol TN, and Donald White of Williamsburg, VA, and one sister, Jennie Widner of Bluff City, TN. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen King, Jack Willis, Preston Cox, Bobby Joe Dishner, Paul Lane and Ed Kilgore. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and friends and employees of Edgemont Towers. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA, is serving the Crowder family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 24, 2000

CROWDER, SHIRLEY A. WHITE Graveside services for Shirley A. White Crowder will be conducted Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen King, Jack Willis, Preston Cox, Bobby Joe Dishner, Paul Lane and Ed Kilgore. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and friends and employees of Edgemont Towers. Mrs. Crowder, 63, of 100 Ash St., Edgemont Towers, Apt. No. 6, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in the Bristol Wellmont Hospice House. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA., is serving the Crowder family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 24, 2000

DARNELL, HELEN IRENE Helen Irene Darnell, 72, of Northridge passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000. Helen was born in Beckley, WV, July 29, 1928, and retired from the Imperial House Hotel. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; four sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph Daniel and Mae, William T. and Pamela, Don and Vanessa, and Ron and Susie; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Aistrop and Dorothy Miller; and two brothers, Denny and Sam Hockett. Funeral services 1:30 p.m. at the George C. Martin Funeral Home, Northridge Chapel, 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. Pastor Steve Veg officiating. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery. Helen's family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. George C. Martin Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 29, 2000

DAVIS, CAROL E. RHYMER. Carol E. Rhymer Davis, 50, of Bristol Tennessee died on Nov. 13, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late James and Anna Lee Rhymer. She was the former manager of Appco No. 3 and was also formerly employed by the Unisys Corporation. She was a member of Ruth Street Church of God. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tony (Candi) Blair of Bristol TN; granddaughter, Heather Blair; brothers, Jack Rhymer of Charlotte, NC, and Carl Rhymer Jr. of Bristol TN.; sisters, Linda Smith of Bristol TN and Sue Carrier of Bluff City, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jackie Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Chase Carrier, Gerry Blair, Justin Chase, Shannon Smith, Robbie Booher and George Smith. Honorary pallbearer will be Curtis Rhymer. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Ray Lamb, Dr. Gene McCoskey and Dr. Andrew Brockmyre. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 15, 2000

DAVIS, CAROL E. RHYMER Funeral services for Carol E. Rhymer Davis will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jackie Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Chase Carrier, Gerry Blair, Justin Chase, Shanon Smith, Robbie Booher and George Smith. Honorary pallbearer will be Curtis Rhymer. Mrs. Davis, 50, of Bristol Tennessee, died on Nov. 13, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 16, 2000

DeARMOND, JAMES SHARITZ Funeral services for James Sharitz DeArmond will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cass Farrior and Rev. Jim Best officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Walter Conley, Tim Fox, Jeff Fox, Les Lipscomb, Roy Hobbs Jr. and Bill Wright. Mr. DeArmond, 88, of 5 Hemlock St., Bristol, TN, died on Nov. 24, 2000, at the Cambridge House. He was the son of the late James C. and Maude DeArmond and was a former employee of Valleydale Packers. He was a member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church and was also a member of the Shelby Masonic Lodge. Survivors include: stepson, Gene Fox of Bristol TN; grandsons: Tim Fox of Bristol TN and Jeff Fox of Bluff City, TN; granddaughter, Kim Lipscomb of Bristol TN; brother: Wayne DeArmond of Hendersonville, NC; sister: Katherine Richardson of Pennsylvania; daughter-in-law: Betty Fox, Bristol, TN.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 27, 2000


DELANEY, FANNIE M. Mrs. Fannie M. Delaney, 83, of 330 McDowell St., died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at Cambridge House Nursing Home. Mrs. Delaney was the daughter of the late Fannie Mae and Eugene Brown and was born on May 23, 1917. She was a graduate of Slater School and Morristown College. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, where she served on the Pastors Parsonage Relations Committee, United Methodist Women and the Dorcus Circle. She served on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross (Bristol Chapter), YMCA and Girl's Inc. of Bristol. She was a member of the Summettes and The Friendly 12 Club. She was a self-employed caterer for a number of years. She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred W. Brown; son, Fred L. Richardson; and husband, Fred D. Delaney Sr., in addition to her parents, Fannie Mae and Eugene Brown. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Florenda L. Mayo, Bristol, TN; stepson, Fred D. Delaney Jr., Bristol, TN; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dawn H. Delaney, Bristol, TN; two grandsons, Roger D. Delaney and Trevor A. Delaney; and several cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday at John Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Daniels officiating. Family visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church and other times at the home at 330 McDowell St., Bristol, TN. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Robinson Mortuary is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

DELANEY, FANNIE M. Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie M. Delaney will be conducted at noon Saturday at John Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Daniels officiating. Family visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church and other times at the home at 330 McDowell St., Bristol, TN. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Delaney, 83, of 330 McDowell St., died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at Cambridge House Nursing Home. Robinson Mortuary is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

DEMETRIS, L. C. "GUS" L.C. "Gus" Demetris, 73, of 15459 Industrial Park Road, Bristol, VA, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at his home. A native of Nealy Ridge, VA, and a son of the late John and Pearl Stanley Demetris, he lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He was a retired employee of Cortrim Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII and the Korean Conflict, was a member of VFW Post 6975 of Bristol, was historian and member of American Legion Post 145 of Bristol. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Demetris and a sister, Helen Robinson. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include daughter: Valerie Demetris Mullins, Piney Flats, TN; four sisters: Beatrice Scherer, Florida, Irene Leygreaff, Michigan, Anglina Shaffer, Bristol, VA, and Catherine Brandow, Michigan; brother: Thomas Demetris, Michigan; grandson: Adam Luke Davis. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery with military honors conducted by Patton Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Patton Crosswhite VFW Post \6975 of Bristol and American Legion Post 145 of Bristol. A special thanks to all the local hospice staff gave in our time of need. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 8, 2000

DEMETRIS, L. C. "GUS" Funeral services for L.C. "Gus" Demetris will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery with military honors conducted by Patton Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Patton Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol and American Legion Post 145 of Bristol. Mr. Demetris, 73, of 15459 Industrial Park Road, Bristol, VA, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at his home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

ELLER, HERBERT N. Herbert N. Eller, 62, of Bristol, VA, died on Nov. 8, 2000, at National Health Care. He was the son of the late Avery and Elizabeth Eller and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was formerly employed by the Tennessee Housing Authority where he worked as the maintenance man. He was a cabinet maker by trade. Survivors include: sisters, Helen Wallace of Shady Valley, TN, Pearl Henderson of Shady Valley, TN, Margie Parker of Damascus, VA, Gladys Rasnake of Bristol, VA, and Ruby Main of Bristol, TN; brothers: Jim Eller of Shady Valley, TN, Roy Eller of Bristol, VA, and Herman Eller of Bristol, VA, Donald Eller of Bristol, VA; and several nieces and nephews and aunts. He was preceded in death by brothers Robert Eller and Raymond Eller and sisters Irene Mathesius, Lena Boyd and Bessie Houser. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Dennis Burnette officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home and any other time at the home of Herman and Marie Eller, 107 Whitt Street, Bristol, VA. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

ELLER, HERBERT N. Graveside services for Herbert N. Eller will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Dennis Burnette officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Mr. Eller, 62, of Bristol, Va., died on Nov. 8, 2000, at National Health Care. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

EMBREE, JAMES ERNEST Mr. James Ernest Embree, 89, of 221 Jonesborough Drive, Bluff City died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, following an extended illness. Mr. Embree was a native of Bristol Tennessee and a son of the late Wesley and Ida Ashburn Embree. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Embree; and one sister. He was a retired pipe fitter. Mr. Embree was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bluff City. Survivors include his wife, Theo Boling Embree of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, James A. "Jim" and Linda Embree, Ernest Lee and Paula Joe Embree, Jeffrey Scott and Denise Embree, all of Bluff City, Ronnie and Nancy Embree of Blountville; six grandchildren, Tracy Boling, Craig Embree, Natasha Embree, Seth Embree and Sean Embree, all of Bluff City, and Bryan Embree of Blountville. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, from Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel with the Rev. Don Strother and Rev. Kevin Watson officiating. Music will be by the Bluff City First Baptist Choir. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, from the Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol Tennessee. Active pallbearers will be Mike Rasnick, Baily Masengill, Craig Embree, Bryan Embree, Howard Cross and Donnie Watson. Everyone will meet at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Sunday from the Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel. Friends may call at the residence at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 26, 2000

FAUVER, CARRIE J. LOVELAND, CO. -- Carrie J. Fauver, 92, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in North Shore Manor Health Care of Loveland, CO, of natural causes. She was born in Washington County, Virginia, to the late George C. Jones and Ella Lee Felty Jones on May 23, 1908. She was raised and schooled in the Blountville, TN, area. She worked in a defense plant during WWII near Bristol. Carrie was also a waitress and had worked for King College in Bristol, TN, and later for Howard Johnson's in Abingdon, VA. Carrie came to Cope, CO., and then to Loveland, CO, in 1955. Survivors include 3 sons: Tom Fauver of Loveland, COB, George Fauver and wife, Thais of Lincoln, Nebraska, and John W. Fauver of Piney Flats, TN; 6 grandchildren, Cindy Fauver Deisley of Loveland, Sharon Adkins and husband Jack of West Virginia, Shawn Fauver of Lincoln, NB, Sonya Fauver of Lincoln, NB, Debbie Johnson and husband Dwight of Blountville, TN, and Donna Fauver of Cookeville, TN; 7 great-grandchildren: Amanda and Justin Lasher of Lvoeland, Ben Quick of Lincoln, NB, Darrell and Amber Fauver of Piney Flats, TN, Jason Tibbs of Kingsport, TN, and Tracey and Bobby Schaffer of Blountville, TN; 3 great-great-grandchildren; 1 brother: George C. Jones and wife Margaret of Bristol, VA; 2 sisters: Nancy Dykes and husband Dee of Bristol, TN, and Ruth Bates of Kingsport, TN. Carrie was preceded in death by 6 brothers; 1 sister; and 4 grandchildren. Services will be in Loveland with graveside services and interment in Gunnings Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday. Viewing from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home in Kingsport, Tenn. Memorial contributions to North Shore Manor Health Care Center Memorial Fund, 1365 West 29th Street, Loveland, CO 80538. Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., Loveland, Colo., is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 14, 2000

FIELDS, DIANA MARIE JOHNSON Diana Marie Johnson Fields, 51, of 731 Dunlap Road, Kingsport, TN, died on Nov. 24, 2000, at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Harry D. and Blanche Johnson and was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. She was formerly employed by Bristol Lingerie and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. Survivors include: husband, Daniel "Dan" Fields; daughter: Nikie Fields of the home; sister: Sandra Potter of Bristol TN; special daughters: Janell Holt of Kingsport and Sandy Roller of Kingsport; special grandsons: Jessie Holt and Taylor Holt; uncle, Dude Johnson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Freddie Troball, Rev. Gary Rowlette and Rev. Al South officiating. Committal services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens., Honorary pallbearers include: Tim Gregg, Rocky King, Doug Smith, Justin Smith, Bobby King and Tommy Milhorn. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home or other times at the residence. The family would like to say a special thank you to the Sullivan County EMS. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 26, 2000

FIELDS, DIANA MARIE JOHNSON Committal services for Diana Marie Johnson Fields will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers include: Tim Gregg, Rocky King, Doug Smith, Justin Smith, Bobby King and Tommy Milhorn. Mrs. Fields, 51, of 731 Dunlap Road, Kingsport, TN, died on Nov. 24, 2000, at Holston Valley Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 27, 2000

FLEENOR, GRACE DERTING Grace Derting Fleenor, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Hillside Manor in Kingsport. She was born in Scott County, VA, a daughter of the late Walker and Peggy Derting, and moved to Bristol in 1984. She was the widow of W.M. "Dub" Fleenor and was a member of Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Jenkins of Bluff City; two sons, Edsel Fleenor of Kingsport and Dan Fleenor of Hiltons, Va.; three grandchildren, Donna Stine, Dan Fleenor Jr. and Todd Pannell; three great-grandchildren, Dan Donald Fleenor III, Daniel Fleenor and Anthony Chase Pannell. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Thursday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The committal service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Fleenor Family Cemetery in Hiltons. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Thursday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Beech Grove Baptist Church, c/o Brenda Horton, Route 1, Box 2976, Hiltons, VA 24258. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Fleenor have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 30, 2000

FRICKER, VIOLET E. Violet E. Fricker, age 85, of 131 Bristol View Drive, Bristol, VA, died on Nov. 2, 2000, at her residence. She was a housewife and was the daughter of the late Jessie and Lena Frazier. Survivors include: daughters, Nannie Fields of Bristol VA, and Martha Blair of Bristol VA; sons, Lewis Winford Webb of San Antonio, TX, Thomas Webb of Bristol TN, Roy N. Fricker of Bristol VA, Jimmy Roger Fricker of Bristol VA, Jessie Wayne Fricker of Bristol TN, and Jerry L. Fricker of Bristol VA, sisters, Gaynor Whitsand of Bristol TN and Daisy Slagle of Bristol TN; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Committal services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 3, 2000

FRICKER, VIOLET E. Funeral services for Violet E. Fricker will be conducted on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon and Rev. Benny Bowman officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Gilmer, Bill Turner and Marty Helton. Committal services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Mrs. Fricker, age 85, of 131 Bristol View Drive, Bristol, VA, died on Nov. 2, 2000, at her residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 4, 2000

GAMMON, MARY FRANCES SMITH BLOUNTVILLE -- Mary Frances Smith Gammon, 77, of Muddy Creek Road died at Greystone Health Care, Thursday (Nov. 23, 2000) at 5:30 a.m. after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Blountville), she was a member of Blountville United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Gammon Jr. in 1965; her parents, William Albert Smith and Julia Willen Smith; two brothers, Gordon Smith and the Rev. Beverly Smith; and two sisters, Dorothy Garst and Lucille Glover. Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Ms. Peggi Gammon, Kingsport, Mrs. Gale O. (Alice) Fleenor, Blountville, Mrs. Lee (Bridgette) Esco, Bluff City, and Ms. Jane Gammon, Bluff City; two sons and daughter-in-law, Sam R. Gammon and wife, Jeanie Gammon, Blountville, and Mark Gammon, Bristol Tennessee; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her twin sister, Evelyn Erwin, Blountville; two brothers, Jack Smith, Blountville, and Ed Smith, Gray; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William "Bill" Dubel and Brother Johnny Shepherd officiating. Music will be provided by Jimmy Don Green and wife. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Family and friends who will attend the graveside services should meet at the cemetery by 1:55 p.m. Tuesday. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Carter-Trent Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 25, 2000

GAMMON, MARY FRANCES SMITH BLOUNTVILLE -- Calling hours for Mary Frances Smith Gammon are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William "Bill" Dubel and Brother Johnny Shepherd officiating. Music will be provided by Jimmy Don Green and wife. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Family and friends who will attend the graveside services should meet at the cemetery by 1:55 p.m. Tuesday. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Mrs. Gammon, 77, of Muddy Creek Road, died at Greystone Health Care, Thursday (Nov. 23, 2000) at 5:30 a.m. after an extended illness. Carter-Trent Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 27, 2000

GARDNER, WARD E. CASTLEWOOD, VA -- Funeral services for Ward E. Gardner will be conducted on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at 2 p.m. in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Killen officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Central Heights Road, Blountville, TN. Pallbearers will be nephews and Rodney Pippin. Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey Gent, Frank Gent, Charles Gent, Robert Gent, Dr. Fred B. Gent, James P. Lewis, Jay Lewis, Darrell Davis, Freddie Moore, Pat Dean, Kanie Warner, Elmer Whitney, Harvey Gibson, W.O. Derting, John Derting, Joe Derting, Jackie Gibson, Gary Gibson, James Gibson, Robert Odom, Jeff Sutter and Bob Hubble. Mr. Gardner, 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at his home in the Dickensonville community. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 2, 2000

GASTEIGER, ESTELEEN LOUISE HAMPTON, VA -- Esteleen Louise Carter Gasteiger, 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000. A native of Arapahoe, CO, she had been a resident of Bristol Virginia from 1946 until moving to Hampton in 1978. Mrs. Gasteiger graduated from the Bartlesville Oklahoma Professional College and was formerly with the F. B. I. She was a member of the Wythe Women's Club, St. Marks United Methodist Church and was a HELP volunteer. Mrs. Gasteiger is survived by her husband, Dean W. Gasteiger; two daughters, Deanna L.G. Schwartz of Keysville, VA, and Wendy G. Wallio of Hampton; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, VA, conducted by Rev. John Cowell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Community Church, Bristol Tennessee. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 30, 2000

GATES. STEPHEN M. Stephen M. Gates, 41, of Bristol Tennessee died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Silas B. Gates, was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Tammy Cochran; and twin daughters, Kelli and Katie Gates of Bristol Virginia. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until noon Monday. Arrangements especially for Mr. Gates have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to ocookfh@Npreferred.com BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 3, 2000

GATES, STEPHEN M. Stephen M. Gates, 41, of Bristol Tennessee died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Silas B. Gates, was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and a member of First Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed cooking gormet food and had won numerous awards in chili cook-offs. Survivors include his wife, Tammie Cochran Gates; and twin daughters, Kelli and Katie Gates of Bristol Virginia. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until noon Monday. Arrangements especially for Mr. Gates have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 4, 2000

GAYEWSKI, STANLEY JOHN Stanley John Gayewski, 63, of Wilkes-Barre, PA, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000. A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Gayewski graduated from King College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and received his masters of education from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. He served as assistant superintendent of Bristol Virginia Schools from 1973 until 1979. At the time of his death, Mr. Gayewski was employed with the school system in Wilkes-Barre. Survivors include his mother, Ann Krupa Gayewski of Wilkes-Barre; one son, John Franklin Gayewski of Bristol, VA; one daughter, Ann Gayewski Oakley and a son-in-law, Charles Gregory Oakley of Bristol, TN. A memorial Mass will be conducted at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne's Catholic Church, 350 Euclid Avenue, Bristol, VA 24201 or to the American Heart Association, 830 Sullins St., Bristol, Virginia 24201. Information provided courtesy of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

GILLY, BRUCE EDWARD BEDFORD, VA -- Bruce Edward Gilly Sr., 78, of Bedford died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in McGuire V. A. Medical Center, Richmond, VA. He was the son of the late Peter Marvin and Margaret VanBebber Gilly. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II from 1942-1945 and the Reserve in Anticosta, VA, from 1945-1947. He was a member of the Teamsters Union for many years, a member of Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post No. 6975 and a member of the Moose Lodge of Rocky Mount, VA. He was a member of North Bristol Baptist Church. Mr. Gilly was preceded in death by two sons, Johnnie Gilly and Bruce Edward Gilly Jr.; and one brother, James Marvin Gilly. Survivors include his wife, Ritzie "Rita" Grubbs Gilly; one son, Larry M. Gilly of Lynchburg, Va.,; four sisters, Dot Nicar of Richmond, Ann Williams and Betty Gilly, both of Bristol Virginia, and Peggy McClung and husband, Curtis McClung, of San Mateo, FL; a very dear friend, Tootsie Boggs of Bristol VA. Also surviving are a niece and seven nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Alan G. Moor officiating. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. Monday prior to the service in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army in city of your choice in his memory. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Gilly. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 19, 2000

GILLY, BRUCE EDWARD Sr. BEDFORD, Va. -- Funeral services for Bruce Edward Gilly, Sr., will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Alan G. Moor officiating. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. Monday prior to the service in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Mr. Gilly, 78, of Bedford died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in McGuire V. A. Medical Center, Richmond, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army in the city of your choice in his memory. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Gilly.. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

GILLEY, VIRGINIA NIDIFFER Virginia Nidiffer Gilley, age 92, of Bristol Virginia died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of Bristol most of her life and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the widow of B.G. Gilley. She was a member of North Bristol Baptist Church. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert H. "Doc" Gilley and Sara F. Gilley, Lynchburg, VA; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda G. Scott and Fred G. Scott, Bristol VA.; one sister, Mae Nidiffer, Johnson City, TN; and two brothers, Earl Nidiffer, Johnson City, TN, and Ray Nidiffer, Bluff City, TN; three grandchildren, Jeff Gilley and Chet Gilley , both of Wilmington, NC, and Angie Edmondson, Bristol VA. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric Godfrey and Rev. Alan Moor officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons Jeff Gilley, Chet Gilley and Jim Edmondson, also, Bernard Scott, Ronnie Scott and Tammy Farnsworth. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Pierre Istfan, Dr. David Morin, Dr. John Fred Williams, Carl Clark, Butch Shelton, Mickey Scott and Jack Harkins. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 3, 2000

GILLEY, VIRGINIA NIDIFFER Funeral services for Virginia Nidiffer Gilley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric Godfrey and Rev. Alan Moor officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons Jeff Gilley, Chet Gilley and Jim Edmondson, also, Bernard Scott, Ronnie Scott and Tammy Farnsworth. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Pierre Istfan, Dr. David Morin, Dr. John Fred Williams, Carl Clark, Butch Shelton, Mickey Scott and Jack Harkins. Mrs. Gilley, age 92, of Bristol Virginia, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 4, 2000

GLOVER, LUCILLE M. SMITH BLOUNTVILLE -- Lucille M. Smith Glover, 87, went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning (Nov. 19, 2000) at her residence on Muddy Creek Road after an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Blountville) and had previously worked for J.C. Penny Company and Faucettes Company, in Bristol, in sales. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren. Mrs. Glover was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon B. Glover (1995); her parents, William Albert Smith and Julia A. Willen Smith; one sister, Dorothy Garst; and two brothers, Gordon Smith and the Rev. Beverly A. Smith. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Mrs. E.E. (Katherine Carty) Barnette, Piney Flats, and Ms. Becky Boyd, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Jeannie Sutphin, Stephen Carty, Angela Stine, Bryant Boyd and Brooke Boyd; four great-grandsons; two sisters, Frances Gammon, Blountville, and Evelyn Erwin, Kingsport; two brothers, Ed Smith, Gray, and James Allen (Jack) Smith, Piney Flats; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call anytime at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Barnette, at 807 Muddy Creek Road. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Dan Case officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery. Nephews and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren, Pleasant Hill Road, Blountville, TN 37617. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

GLOVER, LUCILLE M. SMITH BLOUNTVILLE -- Graveside services for Lucille M. Smith Glover will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery. Nephews and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren, Pleasant Hill Road, Blountville, TN 37617. Mrs. Glover, 87, went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning (Nov. 19, 2000) at her residence on Muddy Creek Road after an extended illness. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 21, 2000

GOBBLE, WILLIAM JACKSON "BILL" William Jackson "Bill" Gobble, age 80, Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at his residence. He was a native of Washington County, VA, and lived all of his life in the Bristol area. He was retired from Cherokee Oil Co., in Kingsport, TN. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII, was a member and former chaplain of the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol and also a member of the American Legion Hacklerwood Post 145. He was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church and was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Tate Gobble. Survivors include: wife, Geneva Gobble; sister: Virginia Everett, Bristol, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the graveside in the Mountain View Cemetery with Rector Ham Fuller officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Honor Guards and neighbors. Military services will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 6, 2000

GOBBLE, WILLIAM JACKSON Funeral services for William Jackson "Bill" Gobble will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery with Rector Ham Fuller officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Honor Guards and neighbors. Military services will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Mr. Gobble, 80, Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at his residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 7, 2000

GOTTSCHALK, ROBERT "JERRY" Robert "Jerry" Gottschalk, 60, of 138 Maple View Drive, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at the Wellmont Hospice after a long illness. He was born in Baltimore, MD, was the son of the late Robert R. Gottschalk and Corkey McCarley. He has been disabled since 1986 and attended Key Street Pentecostal Church. Survivors include: wife of 37 years, Nora Inscore Gottschalk; six sons: Tim Robinson, Easton, Pa., Dannie Robinson, Baltimore, MD, Robert Gottschalk, Bristol, TN, Dale Gotschalk, Bristol, TN, Duane Gottschalk, Baltimore, MD, and Darrell Gottschalk, Baltimore, MD; and fourteen grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thurman Chapman, Rev. Mike Leftwich and Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Committal and burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Blackwell Chapel Cemetery in Meadowview, VA. Pallbearers will be sons. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 28, 2000

GOTTSCHALK, ROBERT "JERRY" Committal and burial for Robert "Jerry" Gottschalk will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Blackwell Chapel Cemetery in Meadowview, VA. Pallbearers will be sons. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Mr. Gottschalk, 60, of 138 Maple View Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at the Wellmont Hospice after a long illness. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 29, 2000

GRAGG, MARGARET GARLAND Margaret Garland Gragg, age 61, of Bristol TN, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000. She was born in Johnson County, TN, a daughter of the late Arvil and Martha (Granny) Garland. She was a home health care worker. Surviving are her husband, Hobert Gragg, Bluff City, TN; a daughter, Debbie Howington Thompson, Bristol Tennessee; a son, Billy Garland; two brothers, Rev. Howard Campbell, Bristol Tennessee, and Blaine Campbell, McDonough, GA.; and several grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 31, 2000

GRAGG, MARGARET GARLAND Margaret Garland Gragg, age 61, of Bristol TN died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000. She was a native of Johnson County, TN, a daughter of the late Arvil and Martha (Granny) Garland. She was a home health care worker. Survivors include her husband, Hobert Gragg, Bluff City, TN; daughter, Debbie Howington Thompson, Bristol TN; son, Billy Garland; brothers, Rev. Howard Campbell, Bristol TN, and Blaine Campbell, McDonough, GA. Also surviving are grandchildren. The family will receive friends in the Rooty Branch Church Fellowship Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HEROLD COURIER NOV. 1, 2000

GROSS, EDDIE LEE Funeral services for Eddie Lee Gross will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Sproles and Rev. Rodney Fields officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey L. Gross, Jr., Frankie Smith, Charles Smith, Sr., Charles Smith, Jr., Paul W. Smith and Kelly Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Hinkle, Joey Wayne Fleenor and Ed Brooks. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Weaver Funeral Home or any time at his brother's residence, Bristol, TN. Mr. Gross, 42, of Highland Drive, Bluff City, Tennessee, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, was former head mechanic with the City of Bristol, Tenn., with 19 years of service. He was a member of the Blessed Redeemer Baptist Church. Survivors include: wife, Vickie Lynn Smith Gross; two daughters, Tracy Michelle Gross and April Denise Gross, both of the home; brother: Jeffrey L. Gross, Sr., Bristol, TN; sister: Linda Gross Fleenor, Bluff City, TN; parents: Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Gross, Bluff City, TN; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 28, 2000

GROSS, EDDIE LEE Funeral services for Eddie Lee Gross will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Sproles and Rev. Rodney Fields officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey L. Gross Jr., Frankie Smith, Charles Smith Sr., Charles Smith Jr., Paul W. Smith and Kelly Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Hinkle, Joey Wayne Fleenor and Ed Brooks. Mr. Gross, 42, of Highland Drive, Bluff City, Tenn., died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 29, 2000

GUDGER, FRED DOUGLAS Fred Douglas Gudger of Bristol Tennessee died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Cambridge House, Bristol TN. He was a member of Hood Memorial AME Zion Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Octavia Kincheloe Gudger; his parents, Fred and Mary Kate Gudger; and one brother, James W. Gudger. Surviving are four brothers, Jessie C. Gudger Sr. and Rufus Ben Gudger, both of Bristol, Robert Gudger of Norwalk, CT., and Howard Gudger of Toledo, OH; three sisters, Pauline Lyons and Laura Mae Gudger of Toledo, Dorothy Gudger of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Hood Memorial AME Zion Church with Rev. Raymond Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service at the church and other times at the home of Dorothy Gudger, 811 E. State St. Robinson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 29, 2000

GUDGER, FRED DOUGLAS Funeral services for Fred Douglas Gudger will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Hood Memorial AME Zion Church with Rev. Raymond Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service at the church and other times at the home of Dorothy Gudger, 811 E. State St. Mr. Gudger, of Bristol TN, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Cambridge House, Bristol Tennessee. Robinson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 30, 2000

HAMILTON, CLARENCE B. Clarence B. Hamilton, age 79, of 412 Page Street, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and was a former employee of Bristol Weaving Mill with 46 years of service. He was a lifelong member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lee Hamilton. Survivors include: wife: Thelma A. Hamilton; son: Rick Hamilton I, Houston, TX; grandson: Rick Hamilton, Jr.; two great-grandchildren; two nephews; and one niece. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pedro Salazar and Rev. Bill Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the men of the Trinity United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 6, 2000

HAMILTON, CLARENCE B. Funeral services for Clarence B. Hamilton will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pedro Salazar and Rev. Bill Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the men of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Mr. Hamilton, 79, of 412 Page Street, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at his residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. Funeral services for Clarence B. Hamilton will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pedro Salazar and Rev. Bill Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the men of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Mr. Hamilton, 79, of 412 Page Street, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at his residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 7, 2000

HAMILTON, OSCAR LEE Jr. Oscar Lee Hamilton Jr., 80, of Bristol VA died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at his residence. Mr. Hamilton is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann Mitchell Hamilton. He was a native of Winchester, KY, but had lived in the Bristol area most of his life. He served as executive director, Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority with over 30 years of service. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the United States Army Air Corps as a flight instructor. Prior to serving as executive director, he was an employee of Dent K. Burk Associates and the Bristol Virginia Tennessean as controller, the Bristol Hardware Co., the Holston Hardware Co. and Blountville Hardware Co. and served as the Bristol Virginia City Clerk and Auditor. He had served on several Boards of Directors including Bristol Memorial Hospital, Boys Club of Bristol Virginia, Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and the District Three Government Cooperative. He was a member of State Street United Methodist Church where he had also served on the administrative board. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine H. and Gary L. Robertson of Suffolk, VA., Eugenia H. and Hartwell H. Roper of Richmond, VA, and Marcia H. and Thomas E. Harris of Washington, NC He was preceded in death by one grandson, Craig Mitchell Robertson in 1995. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Hartwell H. Roper Jr., Paul Hamilton Roper and Ann Mitchell Roper; and three step-grandchildren, Thomas Brantley Harris, Jenny Michelle Harris and Tres Warren Harris. Memorial services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in the Chapel at State Street Untied Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Dearing officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. The family requests anyone wishing may make memorials to the Boys Club, 334 Rebecca St., Bristol, VA, or Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 16, 2000

HAMILTON, OSCAR LEE Jr. Memorial services for Oscar Lee Hamilton Jr., will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in the Chapel at State Street Untied Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Dearing officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. The family requests anyone wishing may make memorials to the Boys Club, 334 Rebecca St., Bristol, VA, or Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA. Mr. Hamilton, 80, of Bristol Virginia died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at his residence. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 17, 2000

HARDEE, MARTHA CLAY Martha Clay Hardee, 89, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Bristol Nursing Home. She was born in Lake City, FL, a daughter of the late James and Katherine Hatcher Porter, and lived most of her life in Plant City, FL. She was the widow of Dr. Courtney M. Clay and Paul R. Hardee and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include twin daughters, Mrs. Claude (Joyce) Hagy of Bristol, VA, and Mrs. Larue (Jane) Collins of Geneva, FL; a son, Stephen P. Clay of Knoxville, TN; a sister, Margaret Gramling of Tampa, FL; two brothers, James Porter of Zepher Hills, FL, and Robert Porter of Plant City, FL; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at Wells Memorial Funeral Home in Plant City, FL, where the family will receive friends Friday evening. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Hardee were made through Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol, Virginia. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

HICKS, JANET LUCILLE Janet Lucille Hicks, 79, Bristol, TN, passed away Oct. 31, 2000, after an extended illness. Mrs. Hicks was the former owner of the East End Cafe. She is survived by seven children: Four sons, Charles Hicks, Bristol, VA, Theodore Hicks, Gladys, VA, Robert Hicks, Sweetwater, TN, Kenneth Hicks, Bristol, TN; and three daughters, Joanne Hicks Swiney, Lexington, NC, Patricia Hicks Phillippi, Bristol, VA, and Marie Hicks Phillips, Bristol, TN; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Helen Pennington; one niece; and one nephew. A private service was held by family members only. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society in her name. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 2, 2000

HILL, SARAH "AUNT KATE" KINGSPORT, TN -- Sarah "Aunt Kate" Kate Hill, 88, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning, Nov. 17, 2000, in Indian Path Medical Center. Sarah was born Jan. 16, 1912, in Rye Cove, VA, and made her home for over 50 years in Kingsport with her sister and brother-in-law, Maggie and Woodrow Sluss. She was a loving and devoted second mother to Woodrow Sluss Jr. of Anderson, SC, and Larry Sluss of Piney Flats. A lifetime member of the Church of God. Ms. Hill attended the Blountville Church of God and was retired from J. P. Stevens. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Alice and Dudley Hill; and sisters, Bonnie Davidson, Bertha Green, Gladys Head, Molly Long and Hazel Lane. Sarah is survived by Maggie and Woodrow Sluss of Kingsport, Pearl and Dayton Sluss of Dungannon, VA, Woody and Wanda Sluss of Anderson, SC, Jason Sluss of Cleveland, TN, Jennifer Sluss Pickel and her husband, Chad, of Bristol, Larry and Liz Sluss of Piney Flats, Cher Sluss Reed and her husband, Alan, of Kingsport, and Tiffany Sluss of Kingsport. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Leighton Roberts officiating. Entombment will follow in the East Lawn Mausoleum and Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Hill family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 18, 2000

HILL, SARAH "AUNT Kate" KINGSPORT, TN -- Funeral service for Sarah "Aunt Kate" Kate Hill will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Leighton Roberts officiating. Entombment will follow in the East Lawn Mausoleum and Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Ms. Hill, 88, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning, Nov. 17, 2000, in Indian Path Medical Center. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Hill family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 19, 2000

HOLDREN, NELLIE REBECCA ROSENBALM Nellie Rebecca Rosenbalm Holdren, 86, 101 Lottie St., Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Bristol and daughter of the late Jefferson and Martha Rosenbalm. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Holdren Sr.; son, Robert E. Holdren Jr., Bristol Tennessee, sister, Minnie Moore, Bristol Virginia; daughter-in-law, Tammie Richardson; granddaughter, Louise Richardson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Rouse officiating. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday in Moore's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Holdren Jr., Christopher Hilliard, Bobby Pennington, Christopher Reed, Wallace Reed, Clayton Jones and Joseph Yarber. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until service time in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 16, 2000

HOLDREN, NELLIE REBECCA ROSENBALM Graveside services for Nellie Rebecca Rosenbalm Holdren will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday in Moore's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Holdren Jr., Christopher Hilliard, Bobby Pennington, Christopher Reed, Wallace Reed, Clayton Jones and Joseph Yarber. Mrs. Holdren, 86, 101 Lottie St., Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 17, 2000

HOWARD, MARGARET TORBETT Margaret Torbett Howard went to be with the Lord at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, following an extended illness. Born in Bristol Tennessee, Mrs. Howard had lived in Kingsport since 1940. She was a member of Saint Dominic's Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Gus Howard; two sisters and two brothers. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. R.H. (Jean) Berry, Watauga, TN, Mrs. Thomas (Carol) Hicks, Valrico, FL, Mrs. Sherman (Linda) Harrison, Kingsport, TN, and Ms. Betty Gravens, Kingsport, TN; three sons, Marvin C. Hagey Jr., Kingsport, TN, William W. Hagey, Gray, TN., and Phil D. Hagey, Charlotte, NC; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Cooper, Bristol VA, and Mary Ann Knox, South Carolina. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. A Christian Wake Service will be conducted at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Saint Dominic's Church with Rev. Charlie Burton officiating. Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol TN. Family will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetics Association, 6906 Kingston Pike, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37919 BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 4, 2000

INTRIERI, ISABELLE NEAL Isabelle Neal Intrieri, 87, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, in Santa Clara, CA. Mrs. Intrieri was a native of Bristol Tennessee. She was married to Louis A. Intrieri. She was a member of The Church of the Valley in Santa Clara and belonged to the Bible Study Club. She was a member of the U.S. Fitness Center in Milpitas for 25 years and enjoyed traveling. She was a member of the Elks Luncheon in San Jose, CA. Survivors include one brother, Charles Neal and wife, Ruth, of Kingsport, TN; one sister, Mary Ruth Gohn and husband, George, of Ocala, FL; a nephew, Robert J. Hagy of Desert Springs, CA; a great-niece, Julie Hagy of San Jose, CA, and several nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Funeral services will be held in California. Oak Hill Funeral Home, San Jose, is in charge of arrangements BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 12, 2000

JACKSON, FRED W. Fred W. Jackson, 84, of Bristol, Virginia, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was born in Austinville, VA, a son of the late Thomas W. and Mae Young Jackson. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II and retired from the Army Reserves as a lieutenant colonel following twenty years of service. He was a 1937 graduate of Emory & Henry College. Mr. Jackson was associated with the Hassinger Corporation for 45 years before retiring at age 79. He served as president of the Wythe County Kiwanis Club in 1950 and had been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Bristol since 1953. Upon moving to Bristol fifty years ago, he joined State Street United Methodist Church where he was a past chairman of the administrative board, taught Sunday School classes and was a longtime member of the church choir. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor Dean Jackson; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and William S. Woerner of Palm City, Florida; a sister, Dora Shumate of Bristol, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Jackson Wright. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at State Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Dearing and Rev. Jane Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Blevins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to Emory & Henry College or State Street United Methodist Church Choir. Arrangements especially for Mr. Jackson have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 28, 2000

JACKSON, FRED W. The funeral service for Fred W. Jackson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at State Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Dearing and Rev. Jane Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Blevins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to Emory & Henry College or State Street United Methodist Church Choir. Mr. Jackson, 84, of Bristol Virginia, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Arrangements especially for Mr. Jackson have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 29, 2000

JONES, WILLIAM B. KINGSPORT, TN -- Graveside service for William B. (Bill) Jones will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Good Shepard. Honorary pallbearers will be Rex Caddell, Walter Speers, Paul Speers and David Brown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blountville United Methodist Music Fund, Main Street, Blountville, TN. Mr. Jones, age 84, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at his residence. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Jones family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 2, 2000

JUDD, ROXANNA MOORE Roxanna Moore Judd, 85, of Bristol, TN, and formerly of Wise, VA, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000. She was a native of Fairview, VA, and had been a resident of Bristol since 1979. She was a retired school teacher in Wise County, with over 42 years of service. She was the widow of G. Clifford Judd and a member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church. Survivors include six nieces; two nephews; two great-nieces; six great-nephews; two great-great-nieces; and two great-great-nephews. Graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Laura Rasor officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

JUDD, ROXANNA MOORE Graveside service for Roxanna Moore Judd will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Laura Rasor officiating. Roxanna Moore Judd, 85, of Bristol, TN, and formerly of Wise, VA, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

KERR, JIMMIE SHERIL CHURCH HILL, TN -- The family of Jimmie Sheril Kerr will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Scott County Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Paul Presley officiating. Music by New Grace Quartet. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Tri-Cities Memory Garden, Blountville, TN, with military graveside rites by Hammond Post No. 3 of Kingsport, Tenn. Sons, stepsons, sons-in-law and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Beginnings Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Shelby Jennings, Route 1, Box 26, Gate City, VA 24251. Mr. Kerr, 66, of Hickory Hills Road, Church Hill, formerly of Clinchco, VA, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Nov. 21, 2000, at his residence. He was a native of Dickenson County, VA. He was a (post Korean) Navy veteran and a retired millwright with Detroit Edison. He attended New Beginnings Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife: Alice Kerr; his parents: Frank C. and Myrta Mullins Kerr; and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife: Beulah Stapleton Kerr, Church Hill, TN, (married Sept. 12th, 1994); daughters and son-in-law, Mrs. Scott (Kelly) Heck, Monroe, MI, and Ms. Robin Kerr, Monroe, MI; stepdaughter: Mrs. John (Sandy) Dougherty, Kingsport, TN; sons: Peter Kerr, Monroe, MI, Keith Kerr, Monroe, MI, Jimmie (Bo) Kerr II and Karen, Monroe, MI, and Charles Kerr and Kelly, Monroe, MI; stepsons and wives: Roger Stapleton and Reba, Kingsport, TN, Stan Stepleton and Sandy, Kingsport, TN, and Mark Stapleton, Kingsport, TN; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters: Mrs. Helen Rose, Clinchco, VA, Mrs. Wilma Johnson, Columbus, OH, Ms. Sue Valleti, North Myrtle Beach, SC, and Ms. Randy Kerr, Clinchco, VA; brothers: Robert Earl Kerr, Abingdon, VA, Joe Kerr, Sarasota, FL, Bob Kerr, Salene, MI, and Frank Kerr, Tecumseh, MI. Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, VA, in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 24, 2000

KING, DAISY BRISTOL Daisy Bristol King, 95, NHC Healthcare, formerly of Piney Flats, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at NHC Healthcare. Mrs. King was a native of Cincinnati, OH, and had lived most of her life in Piney Flats. She was a daughter of the late William H. and Betty Brummit Bristol. Mrs. King was also preceded in death by her husband, Arden Larry King, in 1971; one daughter, Juliann King Ford, in 1973; three brothers; and three sisters. She was a member of Edgefield United Methodist Church and a member of Princeton Presbyterian Church Circle One Program. Survivors include one daughter, Hilda King Winkle, Gray; three sons, Ray Bristol King, Johnson City, Albert Arden King, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Larry Wayne King, Piney Flats; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel. Reverend Virgel F. Booher and Mack Houston will officiate. Burial and graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at New Bethel Cemetery, Piney Flats. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial Contributions be made to Edgefield United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 745 Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Arrangements by Morris-Baker, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 16, 2000

KINYON, LYLE L. Mr. Lyle L. Kinyon, 78, of 129 Timberbrook Dr., Bristol, VA, formerly of Knoxville, TN, passed away Nov. 8, 2000, at Bristol Nursing Home in Bristol, VA. He was a native of Topeka, Kansas, and was a World War II veteran, serving with the Coast Guard. He was a retired employee of the federal government. Mr. Kinyon is survived by his wife, Janelda (Jane) Roark Kinyon of the home; two sons, Robert (Bob) Kinyon of Ocala, FL, and William (Bill) Kinyon of Asheville, NC; daughters-in-law, Gayle Kinyon of Ocala, FL, and Lisa Kinyon of Asheville; two granddaughters, Sara Kinyon of Ocala, FL, and Molly Kinyon, of Asheville; one sister-in-law, Peggy Baker of Blountville, TN; one brother-in-law, Bill Baker of Blountville, TN; and one nephew, Bill Baker Jr. of Blountville, TN. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11:45 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN. Rev. John H. Everett will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Akard Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 11:45 p.m. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Kinyon. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

KINYON, LYLE L. Graveside services for Lyle L. Kinyon will be held Saturday at 11:45 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN. Rev. John H. Everett will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Akard Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 11:45 p.m. Mr. Kinyon, 78, of 129 Timberbrook Drive, Bristol, VA, formerly of Knoxville, TN, passed away Nov. 8, 2000, at Bristol Nursing Home in Bristol Virginia. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Kinyon. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 11, 2000

LEVINSON, SYLVIA Sylvia Levison, 93, a lifelong resident of Bristol Virginia died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in Greensboro, NC. She was a long-time member of Heska Amuna Synagogue. She was born Sylvia Finklestein in Philadelphia, PA, on May 13, 1907. She attended Sullins College in Bristol. At one time she and her husband, Morris, and other family members operated the Sterling House on Market Street, Knoxville and after his death she continued operating the Sterling House in Bristol. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris, and son, Arnold Levison. Survivors include her daughter, Nita Levison of Bloomington, IN; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at New Jewish Cemetery at 2:45 p.m. Sunday for a 3 p.m. graveside service with Rabbi Shlomo Levine officiating. Memorials may be made to Heska Amuna Synagogue, 3811 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, 37920 or charity of your choice. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 19, 2000

LOUDERMILK, BEULAH LaCOUNT Beulah LaCount Loudermilk, 92, of Bristol, TN, and formerly of Mt. Airy, GA, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000. Born on Oct. 28, 1908, in Oglethorpe County, GA, the daughter of the late Bud and Dora Franklin LaCount. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. A. Loudermilk; and daughters, Gladys Booher and Ethel Brown. She was a homemaker and was an avid quilter. Mrs. Loudermilk was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Survivors include: 1 daughter: Juanita Jones, Bristol, TN; 5 sons: James E. Loudermilk, Bluff City, TN, Johnny H. Loudermilk, Bristol, TN, Reece C. Loudermilk, Mountain City, TN, Homer Loudermilk, Liberty, IN, and Charles A. Loudermilk, Mt. Airy, GA; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, from the Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Mize officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to the Central Holston Christian Church, 261 Sandbar Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or to Antioch Baptist Church, 2175 Antioch Church Road, Mt. Airy, GA 30563. Whitefield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

MAIDEN, PAULINE GRAY Pauline Gray Maiden, 86, of Bristol VA, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000. She was born in Holston, Virginia, a daughter of the late Charles William "C.W." and Josie Nunley Gray, and was a graduate of George Ben Johnston Nursing School in Abingdon. She spent a lifelong career in nursing at King's Mountain and Bristol Memorial Hospitals and was a member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Walter A. Maiden; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Jim Wright of the Cayman Islands; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth A. "Skip" Maiden and Christine Valmassei of Reston, Virginia; two sisters, Lucille Kreger of Bristol, TN, and June Counts of Bristol, VA; a brother, Ed Gray of Damascus, VA; a grandson, William Allen Maiden of Seattle, WA; five nieces; and two nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at the graveside in Shelby Hills Cemetery with Dr. W. Rand Forder officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, 1 Virginia Street, Bristol, VA 24201, or Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Maiden have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 13, 2000

MAIDEN, PAULINE GAY The funeral service for Pauline Gay Maiden will be conducted at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at the graveside in Shelby Hills Cemetery with Dr. W. Rand Forder officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, 1 Virginia Street, Bristol, VA 24201, or Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Maiden, 86, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Maiden have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 14, 2000

MAIDEN, WALLACE RUFUS SALTVILLE, VA. -- Mr. Wallace Rufus Maiden, 53, died Monday (Nov. 6, 2000) at Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Maiden was a disabled Army veteran, where he served in the Dominican Republic Conflict in the 307th Medical Battalion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Betty Maiden. Survivors: 1 brother, Melvin Maiden, Chesapeake, VA; and several aunts & cousins. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 9, 2000) at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN, with military rites conducted by American Legion Hammonds Post 3, Kingsport, TN 37660. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 8, 2000

MALONE, LOU MAE Funeral services for Lou Mae Malone will be conducted on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Salyers officiating. Committal services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hines Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-7:45 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home prior to the service. Mrs. Malone, 65, of Bluff City, TN, died on Nov. 12, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a former employee of Bristol Regional Medical Center where she worked in the laundry department. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: son, Gary Malone of Bluff City, TN.; and sister, Helen Malone Willen of Blountville, TN. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Salyers officiating. Committal services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hines Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-7:45 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 15, 2000

MALONE, LOU MAE Committal services for Lou Mae Malone will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hines Cemetery. Mrs. Malone, 65, of Bluff City, TN., died on Nov. 12, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 16, 20000

MANUEL, LUCY CATHERINE Lucy Catherine Manuel, 78, of Bristol Tennessee died on Nov. 16, 2000, at Cambridge House. She was the daughter of the late L. and Nora Wagner Long, and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. She was a homemaker and a member of True Faith Tabernacle. Survivors include: daughter, Angela Jones of Bristol TN; brothers: Harvey Long of Church Hill, TN, and Eldridge Long of Bristol TN, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Jesse Neal officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 18, 2000

MANUEL, LUCY CATHERINE Funeral services for Lucy Catherine Manuel will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Jesse Neal officiating. Mrs. Manuel, 78, of Bristol Tennessee, died on Nov. 16, 2000, at Cambridge House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 19, 2000

MARTIN, VIOLA V. Viola V. Martin, 72, 141 East Market Street, Johnson City, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Bristol Regional Hospice House in Bristol, TN. A native of Sullivan County, she was the daughter of the late William and Lucy Hyatt Cole. Mrs. Martin was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by two brothers; and one sister. Survivors include four sisters, Alice Cross of Bluff City, Margaret Carr of Johnson City, Irene Godsey of Chuckey, and Clara Denton of Piney Flats; two brothers, Vernon Harry Cole of Piney Flats and Charles Edward Cole of Hickory, NC. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Rev. Paul Crow and Rev. Michael Carter officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, from Morrell Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Active pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday from the Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

McCOY, H. E. "TIM" Funeral services for H.E. "Tim" McCoy will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church with Rev. Rick Light officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include David Hicks, Steve Hicks, Jim Hicks, David Ames, Randy Szulewoki and Roy Skeen. Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church. Military honors will be presented by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. McCoy, 80, of Bristol, TN, died Nov. 8, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was the son of Fred McCoy and Lula Hodge McCoy. He was a retired rural carrier with Bristol Tennessee Postal Service and was a member of Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. Mr. McCoy was also the treasurer of the Advancer Sunday School Class and was an honorary board member at Haven of Rest. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in WWII. Survivors include wife, Elizabeth Stephenson McCoy; son-in-law and daughter, Lee and Ann McCoy Killaby; sisters, Margie Hicks and Margaret McCoy, both of Blountville, TN, and Mabel Hicks of Piney Flats, TN; granddaughter, Olivia Nicole McCoy of Bristol, TN; grandson, Patrick Killaby of Bristol, TN; great-granddaughter, Kassidy Killaby of Bristol, TN; daughter-in-law, Gail McCoy of Bristol, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. McCoy was preceded in death by a son Lynn Edward McCoy. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

McCOY, H. E. "TIM" Funeral services for H.E. "Tim" McCoy will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church with Rev. Rick Light officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include David Hicks, Steve Hicks, Jim Hicks, David Ames, Randy Szulewoki and Roy Skeen. Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church. Military honors will be presented by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. McCoy, 80, of Bristol Tennessee, died Nov. 8, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 11, 2000

McKEARNEY, EILEEN MAGLIANO Eileen Magliano McKearney passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000. Eileen was a native of Brooklyn and Long Island, NY, and a resident of Bristol, TN, since 1990. Eileen was 72 years young. Eileen was active in the Social Ministry's Food Pantry of St. Anne's Catholic Church for many years. Eileen also was active with the Special Olympics, raising money for the mentally and physically challenged and many other community organizations as well. Eileen is survived by her husband of 49 years, James; one daughter, Maureen Dice, Long Island, NY; two sons, James McKearney, Tucson, AZ, and Michael McKearney, Bristol, TN; five grandchildren, Timothy McKearney, Robert McKearney, Kathleen McKearney, James McKearney Jr. and Colleen McKearney. Funeral Mass will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas Ianucci and Rev. Mr. Harry Hall officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Internment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Columbarium at St. Anne's Cemetery. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. McKearney. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

McKEARNERY, EILEEN M. Funeral Mass for Eileen M. McKearney will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas Ianucci and Rev. Mr. Harry Hall officiating. Internment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Columbarium at St. Anne's Cemetery. Mrs. McKearney passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. McKearney. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 11, 2000

MILLER, DONALD C. Funeral services for Donald C. Miller will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Carmody officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Booher, Freddy Booher, Keith Williams, Dave Tester, Charlie Smith and Adam Stroupe. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Tester, Will Tester, John Tester and Ralph Arnold. The family will receive friends at the residence from 2-6 p.m. Saturday and from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Miller, 58, of Bristol, VA, died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 23, 2000) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born in Scott County, VA, he had resided in Bristol most of his life. He was a son of the late James Clarence and Mamie Wilson Miller. Mr. Miller had been employed at Bristol Metals for 10 years and had also been employed at Bristol Steel for 23 years. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Anna Ruth Tester Miller of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald J. and Shelia Miller of Max Meadows; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lula Ethel "Bo" and Ronnie Sheets of Chilhowie, and Carolyn Sue and Darien Rosales of Ocklawaha, FL; one granddaughter, Milleda Simmons; five grandsons, Dave Clyde Miller, Joshua Dean, Phillip Rosales, Gavin Miller and Brian Sheets; three brothers, Bill Miller of Jacksonville, FL, Doug Miller of Blountville, TN, and Harold Wilson of Saltville, VA; a special uncle, Gene "Doc" Wilson of Chilhowie; two sisters, Shirley Fletcher of Blountville and Mary Acree of Gate City, VA; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Carolyn and Wally Mullins of Bristol Virginia. A special thanks to Dr. Prill, Dr. Cowan and Dr. Ginther and all of the West Wing staff at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 25, 2000

MILLER, DONAD C. Funeral services for Donald C. Miller will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Carmody officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Booher, Freddy Booher, Keith Williams, Dave Tester, Charlie Smith and Adam Stroupe. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Tester, Will Tester, John Tester and Ralph Arnold. Mr. Miller, 58, of Bristol Virginia, died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 23, 2000) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 27, 2000

MILLHORN, MARY BELL Mary Bell Milhorn, 86, formerly of Bluff City, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Bristol Nursing Home in Bristol Tennessee. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late James and Rhoda Carrier Leonard. Mrs. Milhorn was a member of the Community Independent Free Will Baptist Church of Bluff City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Johnson, in 1977; three sons; three sisters; one brother; and two grandsons. Survivors include: two daughters, Charlotte Ward and Shelby Combs, both of Bluff City; two sons, Kenneth Milhorn of Watauga, TN, and Jim Milhorn of Bluff City; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Rev. Lyon Smith officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, from Morningview Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Active pallbearers will be friends and family. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday from the Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 15, 2000

MITCHELL, WILMER THOMAS Wilmer Thomas Mitchell, 87, of 16 Coffey Street, Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 2000, at National Health Care. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was the son of the late Rev. Elbert and Minnie Mitchell. He was a retired truck driver with National Biscuit Company. He was a member and deacon of Temple Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include: wife of 66 years, Fannie Jane Mitchell; daughter, Peggy Bowery of Bristol, TN; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Shirley Mitchell of Blountville, TN.; daughter-in-law, Nancy Mitchell of Johnson City, TN; grandchildren, Mrs. Ken (Anita) Musselwhite of Blountville, TN, Mrs. Joel (Kim) Barnett of Houston, TX, and Mike Bowery and wife Lori of Golden, Colo.; great-granddaughters, Samantha Bowery of Golden, CO, and Andrea Labella of Golden, CO; special sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Mitchell and Christine Sproles; and special friend, "Bernie." Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Temple Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Wallace Amos, Rev. C. B. Shoemaker and Rev. Jack Sprinkle officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Randy Mitchell, Bruce Gray, Bill Quesenberry, Jr., Lynn Sproles, Jim Sproles and Rev. James Sproles. Honorary pallbearers include: men at the Temple Freewill Baptist Church, Bobby Jones, Ken Musselwhite, Joel Barnett and James Wright. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Temple Freewill Baptist Church at 743 Randolph Street, Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 13, 2000

MITCHELL, WILMER THOMAS Funeral services for Wilmer Thomas Mitchell will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Temple Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Wallace Amos, Rev. C. B. Shoemaker and Rev. Jack Sprinkle officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Randy Mitchell, Bruce Gray, Bill Quesenberry, Jr., Lynn Sproles, Jim Sproles and Rev. James Sproles. Honorary pallbearers include: men at the Temple Freewill Baptist Church, Bobby Jones, Ken Musselwhite, Joel Barnett and James Wright. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Temple Freewill Baptist Church at 743 Randolph Street, Bristol, VA 24201. Mr. Mitchell, 87, of 16 Coffey Street, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 2000, at National Health Care. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 14, 2000

MORGAN, NANCY ELIZABETH HOUSER Nancy Elizabeth Houser Morgan, 92, 105 Mossman Road, Sudbury, Mass., formerly of Rt. 9, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, in the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation for Concord, Mass., following an extended illness. A native of Blountville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late George and Sarah Carr Houser. Ms. Morgan was a graduate of Blountville High School and attended East Tennessee State University. She was a homemaker and a member of Hunter United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas O. Morgan, Feb. 20, 1980, and eight brothers and one sister. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Dr. Dean T. and Ellen Morgan, Sudbury, Mass.; a daughter and son-in-law: Phyllis A. and James Holmes, Uniontown, OH; one sister: Lucille Malone, Blountville; two sisters-in-law: Lois Houser and Toby Houser, both of Blountville; five grandchildren: Stephen Morgan, Douglas Morgan, Cecily Field, Nicole Tolbert and Scott Holmes; two great-grandchildren: Grace and Anne Field. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Leland Houser officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 28, 2000

MORGAN, NANCY ELIZABETH GOUSER Nancy Elizabeth Houser Morgan, 92, 105 Mossman Road, Sudbury, Mass., formerly of Route 9, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, in the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation for Concord, Mass., following an extended illness. A native of Blountville, TN., she was the daughter of the late George and Sarah Carr Houser. Ms. Morgan was a graduate of Blountville High School and attended East Tennessee State University. She was a homemaker and a member of Hunter United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas O. Morgan, Feb. 20, 1980, and eight brothers and one sister. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Dr. Dean T. and Ellen Morgan, Sudbury, Mass.; a daughter and son-in-law: Phyllis A. and James Holmes, Uniontown, OH; one sister: Lucille Malone, Blountville; two sisters-in-law: Lois Houser and Toby Houser, both of Blountville; five grandchildren: Stephen Morgan, Douglas Morgan, Cecily Field, Nicole Tolbert and Scott Holmes; two great-grandchildren: Grace and Anne Field. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 29, 2000

MULLINS, MORGAN LEIGH Morgan Leigh Mullins, 7, of Bristol, TN., died on Nov. 6, 2000, at her residence. She was the daughter of Roy and Chrissy Dowell Mullins. Surviving besides her parents are sister, Carol Ann Mullins; maternal grandparents, Ann and Sam Dunn of Bristol, VA, and Ronnie Dowell of Bristol, VA; paternal grandmother, Marcella Mullins of Bristol, TN; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by a sister, Kelsey Mullins, and paternal grandfather, John B. Mullins. Graveside services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Batten Disease Research Foundation, c/o Dr. Carolyn Schanen, UCLA School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics, 10833 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1752. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 8, 2000

MULLINS, TINY LEE BLOUNTVILLE -- Tiny Lee Mullins, 74, Blountville, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Indian Path Medical Center of a sudden illness. He was a resident of Blountville for most of his life. He was co-founder of Mullins Missionary Baptist Church, Blountville. He retired from the Sullivan County School System. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Mullins. Tiny is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Betty) Martin and Helen Cross, both of Blountville; six grandchildren, Teresa A. Martin, Kingsport, Dr. Freddy Martin, Banner Elk, NC, David Martin, Westerville, OH, Melissa Shelton, Kingsport, Jerald Cross, Blountville, and Jennifer Charles, Johnson City; seven great-grandchildren; an aunt; and several cousins. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home or other times at the home of his daughter, Helen Cross, 4272 Highway 126. Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. W.C. Amos and the Rev. Stanley Sims officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Maynard Williams, Ted Williams, Randy Williams, Jason Collins, Howard Collins, Steve Collins, Cline Collins and David Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Jess Slaughter, Jerry Osborne, Jimmy Collins, Jeff Feathers and Johnny Feathers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the church or charity of one's choice. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 13, 2000

MULLINS, TINY LEE BLOUNTVILLE -- Calling hours for Tiny Lee Mullins are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home or other times at the home of his daughter, Helen Cross, 4272 Highway 126. Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. W.C. Amos and the Rev. Stanley Sims officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Maynard Williams, Ted Williams, Randy Williams, Jason Collins, Howard Collins, Steve Collins, Cline Collins and David Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Jess Slaughter, Jerry Osborne, Jimmy Collins, Jeff Feathers and Johnny Feathers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the church or charity of one's choice. Mr. Mullins, 74, Blountville, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Indian Path Medical Center of a sudden illness. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 14, 2000

MUMPOWER, EDNA R. Edna R. Mumpower, 64, of 316 Spurgeon Lane, Bristol VA died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at her residence. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, she was a homemaker, a foster mother for 32 children with the Washington County Department of Social Services and she was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: husband: Clarence D. Mumpower; three daughters: Mrs. James (Debbie) Johnson, Bristol VA, Mrs. Virgello (Melissa) Rose, Glade Spring, VA, and Mrs. David (Lisa) Trinkle, Bristol TN; two sons: Danny Mumpower of the home, and Charles Mumpower and his wife, Teri Mumpower, Crossville, TN; grandchildren: John Harvey, Daniel Large, Jimmy Johnson, Michelle Mumpower, Sarah Mumpower, Keven Trinkle, Erika Trinkle and Zackery Rose; two sisters: Sarah Pullon and Mavis Nelson; three brothers: Ronnie Blaylock, Richard Blaylock and Guy Blaylock; special friend: Ruth Hall; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George E. Osborn and Rev. Ruth Penland officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be nephews and grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Weaver Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, Debbie Johnson, at 408 E. Valley Drive, Bristol, VA. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 22, 2000

MUMPOWER, EDNA R. Funeral services for Edna R. Mumpower will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George E. Osborn and Rev. Ruth Penland officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be nephews and grandsons. Mrs. Mumpower, 64, of 316 Spurgeon Lane, Bristol Va., died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at her residence. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 24, 2000

MURRAY, WILEY VANCE Jr. Wiley Vance Murray Jr. of 8421 Rich Valley Road, Bristol, VA, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000. He was a son of the late Wiley Vance Murray Sr. and Edna L. Snead Murray and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was an employee of the Flav-O-Rich Company as a machine operator and a member of the El Shaddi Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou Jones. Survivors include his wife, Lucy Murray; two daughters, Mrs. David W. "Connie" Smith, East Bend, NC, and Mrs. Julie Goff of Bristol Virginia; grandchildren, D. J. Goff, Jessica Goff, Amber Smith and Heather Smith; five sisters, Betty Sue O'Nell of Tulsa, OK., Brenda Falin, Eva Rutherford, Debbie Smith and Martha Cox, all of Bristol; a brother, Sam Murray of Matthews, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Oscar Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Susong Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Patton Crosswhite VFW Post No. 6975 of Bristol. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday night at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 19, 2000

MURRAY, WILEY VANCE Jr. Funeral services for Wiley Vance Murray, Jr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Oscar Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Susong Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Patton Crosswhite VFW Post No. 6975 of Bristol. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Whicker, Mike Vance, Jarod Smith, Elliot Smith, Scott Falin and Eric Rutherford. Mr. Murray, of 8421 Rich Valley Road, Bristol, VA, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

NELSON, DONALD CECIL Funeral services for Donald Cecil Nelson will be conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow in Jackson-Lewis Cemetery in Taylor's Valley, VA, at 2 p.m. Pallbearers include Michael McDonald, Michael Nelson, Rudy Diaz, Ryan Diaz, Paul Dickerson and Freddie Craft. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Nelson, 63, of Bristol TN, died on Nov. 11, 2000, at his residence. He had been back in Bristol for the last six years and was the son of the late Albert and Etta Nelson. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Blountville. Survivors include: wife, Peggy McDonald Nelson; daughters, Donna L. Diaz of Japan, Wanda J. Imbragulio of Waldorf, MD., and Shelly A. Nelson of Clinton, MD.: son, Michael A. Nelson of St. Leonard, MD.; 5 brothers-in-law; 4 grandchildren, Erin Diaz, Ryan Diaz, Katie Nelson and Courtney Imbragulio; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 17, 2000

NELSON, DONALD CECIL Funeral services for Donald Cecil Nelson will be conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow in Jackson-Lewis Cemetery in Taylor's Valley, VA, at 2 p.m. Pallbearers include Michael Macdonald, Michael Nelson, Rudy Diaz, Ryan Diaz, Paul Dickerson and Freddie Craft. Mr. Nelson, 63, of Bristol Tennessee, died on Nov. 11, 2000, at his residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 18, 2000

NORTON, MYRTLE LEE WHITT Funeral services for Myrtle Lee Whitt Norton will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Gregory Dill officiating. Committal will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be a son-in-law, Beverley Daniel Helbert, and relatives and friends of the Rosedale Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Norton, 70, of Bristol VA, died Nov. 28, 2000, at her residence. A native of Swords Creek, VA, she had lived in Richlands, VA, before moving to Bristol where she has made her home for the past 25 years. She was the daughter of the late Bert and Harriet Lowe Brown. She was a retired LPN and had a very special love for people. She was a member of the Rosedale Church of Christ in Rosedale, VA. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law: Mitzi Whitt and Mr. Beverley Daniel Helbert, Bristol VA; son and daughter-in-law: Michael Bert and Regina Whitt, Tampa, FL; three grandsons: Ryan Whitt, Kevin Whitt and David Whitt; brother and sister-in-law: Carson and Betty Lou Brown, Rosedale, VA; three nieces: Barbara Dill, Kathy Brown and Regina Mullins; two great-nieces: Rebecca Schroeder and Sarah Kowalsky; and three great-nephews: Richard Jason Maggard, Joshua Kenton Maggard and Carson Chadwick Brown. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 30, 2000

O’DELL, RAYMOND DAVIS Mr. Raymond Davis O'Dell, 78, Johnson City, TN., died Sunday, Nov., 26, 2000, at his residence. He was a native of Limestone, TN, and the son of the late Earl M. and Flora Brown O'Dell. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles Ernest O'Dell and Walter Rolla O'Dell. Mr. O'Dell was a retired mechanic with Tennessee Motor Company after 40 years of employment. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army in the 3529 Ordinance Maintenance Automation Division in Normandy and Northern France and received the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 2 bronze battle stars. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and attended Landmark Baptist Temple. He was a member of the American Legion Post 24, United Commercial Travelers, VFW Post 9724 in Jonesborough, a member of the Washington County Democrat Party and a member of the Tennessee Sheriffs Association. Surviving: his wife of 52 years, Juanita Ogle O'Dell of the home; a son, Ivan Ray O'Dell, Bluff City; a daughter, Joy O'Dell Yates, Cleveland, TN.; 3 sisters, Hazel Bailey, West Chester, Pa., Margaret Dykes, Telford, and Elizabeth Clark, Johnson City; and several nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Broyles and Rev. Greg Doebler officiating. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn. Pallbearers will be Bobby Andis, Larry O'Dell, Danny Clark, Eddie Clark, Fred Phillips and Johnny Roe. Honorary pallbearers will be William Hart, A.C. Thomas, Bassel Malone, Marion Light, Harry Routh, LeRoy Watts, Jim Ruble, Sen. Rusty Crowe, J.S. Roe, Kenneth Dykes and the Hardee's Coffee Club. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2000. Memorial donations may be made to the Landmark Baptist Temple-Missionary Fund, 901 Wilson Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37604. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 27, 2000

PATTON, DONALD R. Donald R. Patton, 62, of Bristol, TN, died on Nov. 12, 2000, at Bristol Nursing Home. He had spent most of his life in the Bristol area and was the son of the late Hazel Patton. He was a former brick mason and attended the First Church of the Nazarene. He was a United States Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Hackler-Wood Post 145. Survivors include: sister, Mrs. Allen (Shirley) Jones of Clinton, TN. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Roy Patton. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Eastern Heights Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends on Monday from 7-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 13, 2000

PENDERGRASS, TRACI SURFACE Traci Surface Pendergrass, 34, of 1329 Columbia Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Wellmont Hospice House following a lengthy illness. Traci was a graduate of Tennessee High School and a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Survivors include: husband, Danny Pendergrass; son: Adam Pendergrass of the home; daughter and son-in-law: Amber P. and Justin Moore, Bristol; very special grandson: Matthew I. Moore; parents: Ray and Kay Surface, Bristol, TN; sister and brother-in-law: Tara Surface Ellison and Jome Ellison, Bristol; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Clayton and Nola Pendergrass. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Playl and Rev. Eddie Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sam Lawson, Doug Cullop, Allen Gross, Joshua Bolling, Wil Pendergrass, John Buchanan, Clay Pendergrass and Rhett Bolling. Traci was surrounded by a loving family and wonderful friends who will miss her. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel or any time at the home of her parents, Ray and Kay Surface, 124 Cedar Brook Circle, Bristol, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

PENDERGRASS, TRACI SURFACE Funeral services for Traci Surface Pendergrass will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Playl and Rev. Eddie Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sam Lawson, Doug Cullop, Allen Gross, Joshua Bolling, Wil Pendergrass, John Buchanan, Clay Pendergrass and Rhett Bolling. Traci was surrounded by a loving family and wonderful friends who will miss her. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel or any time at the home of her parents, Ray and Kay Surface, 124 Cedar Brook Circle, Bristol, Tenn. Mrs. Pendergrass, 34, of 1329 Columbia Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Wellmont Hospice House following a lengthy illness. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

PHILLIPS, MARY FRANCES ABINGDON, VA. -- Mrs. Mary Frances Phillips, 82, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, TN. Born in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Sam Tignor and Clara Ferguson Tignor. Mrs. Phillips was the widow of Shober Phillips and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two daughters, Norma Jean Kaylor of Bluff City, TN, and Linda Fleenor and husband Larry of Bristol, VA; a son, Jack Phillips and wife Marie of Bristol, TN.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the graveside in Forest Hllls Memory Gardens with Rev. Michael Owens officiating. Pallbearers will be Alan Fleenor, Danny Fleenor, Freddie Kaylor, Jeff Fleenor, Tommy Sandefur and Justin Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Ray Sandefur and Jason Ashley Fleenor. Family and friends will leave the funeral home at 12:30 Wednesday going in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Phillips. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 28, 2000

PHILLIPS, MARY FRANCES ABINGDON, VA. -- The funeral service for Mrs. Mary Frances Phillips will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the graveside in Forest HIls Memory Gardens with Rev. Michael Owens officiating. Pallbearers will be Alan Fleenor, Danny Fleenor, Freddie Kaylor, Jeff Fleenor, Tommy Sandefur and Justin Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Ray Sandefur and Jason Ashley Fleenor. Family and friends will leave the funeral home at 12:30 Wednesday going in procession to the cemetery. Mrs. Phillips, 82, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol Tennessee. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Phillips. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 29, 2000

PICKEL, ELIZABETH R. COMBS. Elizabeth R. Combs Pickel will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Burial will follow in Morning View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raymond Howington, Jeremy Cope, Robbie Adams, Larry Bartelson, George Combs and Jack Meekes. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home. Mrs. Pickel of Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, she was the daughter of the late George R. and Catherine Amanda Combs. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters: Janie Murray and Brenda Howington, both of Bristol, TN son: Johnny Combs, Washington, DC; two sisters: Katie Doss, Bristol, TN, and Peggy Combs, Bluff City, TN; very special sister-in-law: Terry Combs, Bluff City, TN; two sons-in-law: Johnny Murray and Pete Howington; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

PICKEL, ELIZABETH R. COMBS. Funeral services for Elizabeth R. Combs Pickel will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Burial will follow in Morning View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raymond Howington, Jeremy Cope, Robbie Adams, Larry Bartelson, George Combs and Jack Meekes. Mrs. Pickel, of Bristol Tennessee, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 11, 2000

POTTER, MARGIE JANE MOORE Margie Jane Moore Potter, 80, of 897 Meadowview Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, she was the daughter of the late James William and Susie Ann Harr Moore, was retired from the Sullivan County School System and was a former employee of Grey Hosiery Mill. She was a member of the Bethel View Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Mays; and two brothers, Worley Moore and Clyde Moore. Survivors include: husband: John Martin Potter; daughter: Dian Jackson and son-in-law: Rev. Fred Jackson, Bristol TN; son: Daniel Potter and daughter-in-law: Joan Potter, Garner, NC; brother: Fred Moore, Johnson City, TN, half-brother: Junior Leonard, Bristol VA; four grandchildren: Karen Naylor, Heather Burr, Kevin Jackson and Travis "T.J." Jackson; and one great-granddaughter: Sydney Jackson. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Rayburn officiating. Committal will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Friday before the chapel service in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 24, 2000

POTTER, MARGIE JANE MOORE Funeral services for Margie Jane Moore Potter will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Rayburn officiating. Committal will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Friday before the chapel service in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Potter, 80, of 897 Meadowview Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 24, 2000

RHEA, GEORGIA (EITHEL) SALTVILLE, VA -- Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia (Eithel) Rhea will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday (November 22, 2000) at the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Surber and Rev. Kyle French officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 til 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home and at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Robbins any time. Pallbearers will be: grandsons. Mrs. Rhea, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol Tennessee. Mrs. Rhea was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Charlie D. Rhea; and a son, Timothy Rhea. She was a loving mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. Fishing was the favorite pastime of Mrs. Rhea. Survivors: 8 sons and daughters-in-law, Rick Rhea, Ben and Wanda Rhea, and Roger and Kathleen Rhea, all of Saltville, Va., Smitty and Rita Rhea, Marion, VA, Oscar and Melinda Rhea, Shannon, IL., Buddy and Karen Rhea, Scholfield, WI., Ralph Rhea, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, and his wife, Teresa, Marion, VA, and Mike and Tammy Rhea, South Mills, NC; daughter-in-law, Teresa Bentley Rhea, widow of Tim Rhea; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Frank Lawrence, Glade Spring, VA, Betty and Wade Maloyed, Tannersville, VA, Frances and Stuart Robbins, Saltville, VA, and Brenda Amstein, Winston-Salem, NC; 3 sisters, Lois Lowery, Saltville, VA, Myrtle Henegar, North Tazewell, VA, and Mildred Lambert, Phoenix, AZ; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special daughter-in-law, Wanda Rhea. Special thanks to Dr. Doug Green and Critical Care Dialysis and Outpatient Dialysis Centers at BRMC. Special thanks to Cambridge House, Smyth County Ambulance Service, Bristol Ambulance Service, Patsy Allison and Becky McCloud. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

ROBERTS, ELCER DEWEY KINGSPORT -- Elcer Dewey Roberts, 88, of 618 Hollis St., passed away in Holston Valley Medical Center Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, a native of Hawkins County and son of the late Byrd and Bessie Archer Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a Baptist and was employed at Tennessee Eastman Chemical for 37 years, retiring in 1973. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Roberts, in 1982; two sisters, Lula Bloomer and Evelyn Bradshaw. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Fields Roberts, of the home; and two daughters, Doloris and husband, Homer Chandler, of Blountville and Wilma Jean "Jeanne" and husband, Don Walker, of Jonesborough; two sons, Lynn Roberts and wife, Janet, of Kingsport, Mike Roberts of Bristol Virginia; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one niece, Edith Clark, and one nephew, Elmer Bradshaw. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000 in Gray Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Shelton and Jackie Bradley officiating. Graveside services will be Sunday 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Scott Chandler, Steve Chandler, Brandon Roberts, Cody Roberts, Kevin Walker, Jeff Cox and Clint Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Elmer Bradshaw. The pallbearers are requested to be at Gray Funeral Home by 2 p.m. to go in procession to cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Gray Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 19, 2000

RUTHERFORD, MARTHA E. NELSON Martha E. Nelson Rutherford, 78, 1217 Jonesborough Road, Bristol, TN, died Wed., Nov. 1, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, the daughter of the late Robert and Garnett Bailey Nelson, member of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, former employee of American Thread Co. and a well-known seamstress in the Bristol area. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, James H. Rutherford; two sisters, Kate Arnold, Bristol TN, and Janice Baumgardner, Vermontville, MI; four brothers, Robert Nelson and David Nelson, both of Greenville, TN, Clay Nelson, Bluff City, and Floyd Nelson, Abingdon, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Andrew E. Spence Jr. and Floyd Nelson officiating. Burial will be Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery at 2 p.m. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Joe K. Thomas Jr. and men of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 3, 2000

SHANKLE, CLAY ROBINSON, Jr. Clay Robinson "Bob" Shankle Jr., 76, of 6224 Penn Road, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, was a retired employee with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company with 25 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the Patton- Crosswhite VFW Post No. 6975 of Bristol. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Louise Frye Shankle. Survivors include: wife: Charlotte V. Luchini Shankle; daughter: Billie Jean Scypher, Bristol VA; three granddaughters: Tracy S. Ball, Lisa S. Stidham and Jackye S. Sams; five great-granddaughters; mother-in-law, Ella Luchini Branson; two cousins: Thelma Lee Felty and Connie Springs; and special friend: Tom Pratt. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Henderson officiating. The committal and entombment will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the Glenwood Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Luchini, Bobby Luchini, Leon Luchini, Tommy Luchini, Wilkie Welch, Roger Reynolds and William Blevins. Special thanks to Dr. Hanor, Dr. Green, Dr. Carnell and the nursing staff, 3rd and 4th Floor West of Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 18, 2000

SHANKLE, CLAY ROBINSON "BOB" Jr. The committal and entombment for Clay Robinson "Bob" Shankle Jr. will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the Glenwood Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Luchini, Bobby Luchini, Leon Luchini, Tommy Luchini, Wilkie Welch, Roger Reynolds and William Blevins. Military honors will be conducted by the Patton Crosswhite VFW Post No. 6975 of Bristol. Mr. Shankle, 76, of 6224 Penn Road, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 19, 2000

SHEW, JEWELL LAKE Jewell Lake Shew, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Chesapeake General Hospital in Chesapeake, Virginia. She was born May 2, 1927, in Saltville, Virginia, a daughter of the late James and Minnie Smith, and lived most of her life in Bristol prior to moving to Chesapeake to live with her daughter. She was the widow of Joe Shew and was a member of Glad Tidings Assemblies of God and attended First Christian Church. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Eugenia and Mike Sisk of Chesapeake; four sisters-in-law, Ana Mae Smith, Phyllis Belcher, Elise Hetherington and Edna Thomerson. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Memories at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. John Thrasher officiating. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Blevins Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Inge and Jim Sisk. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Shew have been made through Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol, Virginia. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 28, 2000

SHEW, JEWELL LAKE The funeral service for Jewell Lake Shew will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Memories at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. John Thrasher officiating. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Blevins Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Inge and Jim Sisk. Mrs. Shew, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Chesapeake General Hospital in Chesapeake, VA. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Shew have been made through Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol Virginia. of Gallatin, Mrs. Timothy (Margaret) Stanley of Bristol TN and Mrs. Pete (Roma) Church of Pineville, WV; one brother, Mose Edward and Janalee Vance of Portland; his mother-in-law, Jeanette Kennedy of the home. Two step-grandchildren also survive. Honaker Funeral Home of Honaker, VA, is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 29, 2000

SIMERLY, TINA PIERCE Tina Pierce Simerly, 91, departed this life Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at the Memorial Hospital in Adel, Georgia, after a lengthy illness. Tina was born Aug. 3, 1909, in Carter Co., TN, to the late Arthur and Mattie Pierce. She lived in Bluff City, Tennessee, where she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil P. Simerly; a son, Parks Virgil Simerly; and a brother, Harry Pierce. She is survived by three sons and four daughters-in-law: Jerry M. and Alice Marie Simerly, of Blountville, TN, Ret. Lt. Col. USMC Calvin F. and Martha Jane Simerly of Pensacola, FL, Gussie Leon and Valda A. Simerly, of Knoxville, TN, and Dorothy A. Kohler of Smyrna, GA; three daughters and sons-in-law: Dr. James E. and Thelma Sellers of Adel, GA, Roger and Martha Hoffman, of Wilmington, NC, and Jimmy and Juanita Meeks of Wellington, FL. Mrs. Simerly is also survived by fourteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Helen Pierce and Ruby Potter; and one brother-in-law, Robert Simerly. She had several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, in the chapel of Akard Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Watson officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorials to their favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Akard Funeral Home. The Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Simerly. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

SIMERLY, TINA PIERCE Funeral services for Tina Pierce Simerly will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, in the chapel of Akard Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Watson officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Those desiring, may make memorials to their favorite charity. Mrs. Simerly, 91, departed this life Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at the Memorial Hospital in Adel, GA., after a lengthy illness. The Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Simerly. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 21, 2000

SMITH, FLOYD W. Floyd W. Smith, 87, of Bristol VA died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at his home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol, a veteran of World War II, serving in the Air Force, and retired from Fred Hayes Plumbing as a master plumber with 50 years service. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Bessie Marshall Smith; one daughter, Mildred Hopson, Bristol TN; one son, Samuel Smith, Atlanta, GA; two foster daughters, Phyllis Gott, Bristol VA, and Betty Barker, Bristol TN; two foster sons, J.W. Smith, Bristol Virginia, and Raymond Smith, Johnson City, TN; three sisters, Noleta Smith, Charlottesville, VA, Sophia Fortner, Kannapolis, NC, and Kate Brown, Bristol VA; and three grandchildren, Chad Creger, Isaac Smith and Tabitha Smith. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted 4 p.m. Sunday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Sherfey and Rev. Rex Mallory officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Helton, Jay Pack, Roy DePrist, Hoover Smith Jr., Larry Smith, Floyd Kenneth Smith and Gary Smith. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite V. F. W. Post No. 6975. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 11, 2000

SMITH, FLOYD W. Funeral services for Floyd W. Smith will be conducted 4 p.m. Sunday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Sherfey and Rev. Rex Mallory officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Helton, Jay Pack, Roy DePrist, Hoover Smith Jr., Larry Smith, Floyd Kenneth Smith and Gary Smith. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite V. F.W. Post No. 6975. Mr. Smith, 87, of Bristol Virginia, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at his home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 12, 2000

SMITH, HERMAN RICHARD Herman Richard Smith, age 65, of 1386 Vance Tank Road, Bristol, TN, died Nov. 1, 2000, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was a retired landscaper. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: son, Jeff Smith of Bristol Tennessee; daughter, Patti Cresong of Bristol TN; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Noah Stout officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-6 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Friendship Chapel at 5109 Highway 421, Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 3, 2000

SNAPP, MARY, ELLA Mary Ella Snapp, 87, of 484 Allison Road, Piney Flats, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Northside Hospital. Mrs. Snapp was a Blountville, TN, native who had lived in Piney Flats for more than fifty years. She was a daughter of the late William and Bertha Morris Balthis. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Snapp was a member of Edgefield United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Utopia Chapter 27, Order of the Eastern Star since 1934. Mrs. Snapp was the oldest living member of the chapter. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Snapp was preceded in death by: four brothers, James Balthis, Woodrow "Wilson" Balthis, Robert Balthis and Milburn Balthis; and one sister, Naomi Shipley. Survivors include: one son, James William Snapp, Piney Flats; one sister, Edith Whitaker, Blountville; three grandchildren, Melissa Gent, Bristol, Carolyn Carrier, Piney Flats, and James Snapp, Colonial Heights; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are currently incomplete. Morris-Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 24, 2000

SNAPP, MARY ELLA Funeral services for Mary Ella Snapp, 87, of 484 Allison Road, Piney Flats, who died Thursday, will be conducted 8 p.m. Saturday in the Morris-Baker North Chapel. Rev. Virgil Booher and Rev. Jack Stevens will officiate. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Edgefield Cemetery, Piney Flats, where friends and family will meet for this service. Active pallbearers will be Mitch Whittaker, Donald Wayne Shipley, Bill Smith, Mike Berry, Johnny Weaver and Dwight King. Honorary pallbearer will be Michael Shipley. For those who prefer, memorials are suggested to Edgefield UMC Building Fund, 745 Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 25, 2000

STACY, GEORGE ESTIN George Estin Stacy, 79, of Bluff City, TN, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at his home. He was the son of the late George Estin, Sr., and Bertha Delane Stacy. Born in Greeneville, TN, on Aug. 20, 1921, he moved to Bristol as an infant. He was employed by Enterprise (Black Diamond) Fabricators for 45 years, serving as plant manager at the time of closing and retirement. While working, he served on the advisory board of Russell County Vocational School for several years. He was a part-time employee of Weaver Funeral Home until his illness. He was a member of the South Bristol United Methodist Church and Friendship Sunday School Class, faithfully serving through the years as church treasurer, member of the administrative council, chairman of various committees and church delegate to the Holston Conference. He was a representative of the Abingdon District to the Holston Conference, member of the Board of Missions and Church Extension of the Abingdon District and past president of Ordway Cemetery Association. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of the M.M. Martin Lodge 549, serving as Worshipful Master in 1980. He was lodge treasurer from 1987-1998, Scottish Rite Mason and Shrine Jericho Temple. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during WWII. He had a love for fishing and all sports and was a member of the Senior Citizens Bowling Team. Survivors include: wife of 61 years: Irene Felty Stacy; three daughters: Carol Stacy Mayes, Nashville, TN, Linda Stacy Quillen, Kingsport, TN, and Nancy Stacy Bowery, Bristol, TN; two sons-in-law: Dr. Charles Mayes of Nashville, TN, and Bob Bowery of Bristol, TN; sister: Irene S. Lane, Bristol, TN;. four grandsons: James S. Herbert, III, Guam, Michael A. Herbert, Kingsport, TN, Dr. Charles E. Mayes, Jr., Durham, NC, and Taylor B. Mayes, Nashville, TN; three granddaughters: Stacy F. Haworth, Bristol, VA, Allyson F. Lovelace, Bristol, TN, and Catherine M. Knowles, Mashville, TN; step-grandson: Bobby J. Bowery, Jr., Cheyenne, WY.; four great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his church family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Watkins and Niles Kitzmiller officiating. Burial will follow in the Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Burnette, Jimmy Smith, Jerry O'Neal, Dennis O'Neal, Gary W. Rogers, Edwin Nidiffer, Joe Garrett and Jimmy Garrett. Honorary pallbearers will be former employees of Enterprise Fabricators, staff of Weaver Funeral Home, members of the Mens Club of South Bristol United Methodist Church, James K. Daniels, H.N. Webb, James Herbert, Roy Fullen, Arthur Morrison, Dr. John A. Green and Dr. John G. Byers. Those who wish may make contributions to the South Bristol United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1809 Southside Avenue, Bristol, TN 37620 or to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. George was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend -- a hero to his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Walter Stacy and James Fred Stacy. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

STACY, GEORGE ESTIN Funeral services for George Estin Stacy will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Watkins and Niles Kitzmiller officiating. Burial will follow in the Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Burnette, Jimmy Smith, Jerry O'Neal, Dennis O'Neal, Gary W. Rogers, Edwin Nidiffer, Joe Garrett and Jimmy Garrett. Honorary pallbearers will be former employees of Enterprise Fabricators, staff of Weaver Funeral Home, members of the Mens Club of South Bristol United Methodist Church, James K. Daniels, H.N. Webb, James Herbert, Roy Fullen, Arthur Morrison, Dr. John A. Green and Dr. John G. Byers. Those who wish may make contributions to the South Bristol United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1809 Southside Avenue, Bristol, TN 37620 or to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Stacy, 79, of Bluff City, Tenn., died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at his home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

STOPHEL, JOSEPH, 85, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Nov 22, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital. He was born in Bristol, Tenn., and came here in 1990 from Johnson City, Tenn. He was a self-employed certifies public accountant. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, of 56 years, Louise; three brothers, Tim, El Paso, TX, Robert, Clarksville TN, and Clyde, Jacksonville, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home. ST. PETERSBURG TIMES NOV. 25, 2000

STUMP, RALPH DONALD SEYMOUR -- Ralph Donald Stump, 72, passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000. He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by wife Mary Alice Stump. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law: Donna & Mike Crenshaw; son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Gloria Stump; son: Allen Stump; grandchildren: Jason Lee, Angie Stump, Allison Stump, Mike Stump, Nicholas Lee, Emily Lee, Eric Boling and Cory Stump; five great-grandchildren; sister: Cleo Lyons; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, VA. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 10, 2000

STUMP, RALPH DONALD Ralph Donald Stump, 72, passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000. He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Stump. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law: Donna and Mike Crenshaw; son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Gloria Stump; son: Allen Stump; grandchildren: Jason Lee, Angie Stump, Allison Stump, Mike Stump, Nicholas Lee, Emily Lee, Eric Boling and Cory Stump; five great-grandchildren; sister: Cleo Lyons; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol Virginia. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 11, 2000

SURBER, NORMAN RAY Norman Ray Surber, 72, of Azle, TX, passed away Nov. 24, 2000, at his residence. He was born in Washington County, VA, and lived in Green Cove, VA, for many years before moving to Texas in 1985. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Surber; two sons, Keith Surber and Michael Surber, both of Azle; two daughters, Debbie Cole-Azle of Texas, and Ella (Jane) Combs of Chilhowie, VA; two brothers: Curtis Surber and Gerald Surber; a sister: Genise Testerman; and four grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday in Azle. Biggers Funeral Home of Fort Worth, Texas, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 27, 2000

SWINEY, MAE L. LYONS Mae L. Lyons Swiney, 76, of Bluff City, TN, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in National Health Care, Johnson City. She was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County and was a retired employee of First American Bank with 35 years of service. She was a member of the senior citizens of Johnson City and Bluff City. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church of Bluff City. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, L.E. Swiney; one daughter, Sonya Lynne Faivre of Houston, TX; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Scott Watson and the Rev. Edward Scarbrough officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Swiney. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 19, 2000

SWINEY, THERESA BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Theresa Swiney, 77, of 339 Baker Cemetery Road, Blountville, TN, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Swiney was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a member of Ryder Church in Bluff City. Survivors include her husband, William Carl Swiney Sr.; five daughters, Carlene Presnell of Blountville, Valerie Brown and Cathy Blevins, both of Bristol TN, Sandra Port of Reevesville, SC, Leesa Roudebush of Garden City, SC; two sons, Gary Lee Swiney of Shady Valley, TN., Steven Swiney of Bristol TN; one sister, Cordia Poeof North Wilkesboro, NC; three sons-in-law, Dwight Presnell of Blountville, Kenneth Brown of Bristol TN, and James Port of Reevesville, SC; one daughter-in-law, Deborah Ketron Swiney; nine grandchildren, Cheri, Derick, Chelsea, Karmelah, Chad, Krystal, Melanie, Travis and Corey; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jack Sturgill officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in the Shipley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home or any other time Friday at the home of her daughter Valerie Brown, 500 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN. The family would like to thank a special friend, Frank Leonard, for the care and friendship that he gave our mother. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 17, 2000

SWINEY, THERESA BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Graveside services for Theresa Swiney will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in the Shipley Cemetery. Mrs. Swiney, 77, of 339 Baker Cemetery Road, Blountville, TN, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 18, 2000

TATE, LEON KILGORE "LONNIE Sr. Leon Kilgore "Lonnie" Tate Sr., 80, of Bristol Virginia died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County, VA, a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II and was a retired service station owner and operator. Mr. Tate was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Anna Belle Tate; one daughter, Carolyn Tate Kimberlin, Bristol Virginia; three sons, Leon Kilgore Tate Jr., Bristol Virginia, Rev. Donald G. Tate, Meadowview, VA, and Larry James "Jim" Tate, Blountville, TN; one brother, Robert G. Tate, Bristol VA. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Lisa Vick, Steven Kimberlin, Michael Tate, Sharon Tate, Jeff Tate, Jamie Tate Rhodes and Michelle Hamrick; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donald G. Tate and Rev. Bob Steele officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be the following grandsons and nephews, Michael D. Tate, Steven Kimberlin, Jeff Tate, Dwight Vick, Charles Wright Jr. and Francis C. Tate. Honorary pallbearers: staff of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center and Nursing Home. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Patton-Crosswhite V. F.W. Post 6975. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Akard Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be sent to Akardfh\N3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Tate. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 30, 2000

TRENT, RUTH COALSON GLADE SPRING, Virginia -- Ruth Coalson Trent, 65, of Glade Spring, Virginia, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, VA, and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Lora Leona Bare Rouse. She was the owner and operator of Trent's Greenhouse and was member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Trent; one daughter, Jackie Coalson Sexton of Glade Spring, Virginia; three sons, Rocky D. Coalson of Piney Flats, TN, Kenneth Trent of Damascus, VA, and Junior Trent of Saltville, VA; three sisters, Ruby Nipper of Glade Spring, VA, Dorothy Blevins and Esther White, both of Damascus, VA; three brothers, Bill Rouse, Jack Rouse and Sam Rouse, all of Glade Spring, VA; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in the Pleasant View Baptist Church with Rev. David Critcher, Rev. Roger Boyer, Rev. Mahlon Wyatt and Rev. Warren Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus, Virginia. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be John Heath, Paul Wooten, Clyde Coalson, Bill Coalson, Eddie Coalson and Jack Coalson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 458, Damascus, VA 24236. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus, Virginia, is serving the family of Mrs. Trent. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 28, 2000

TITTLE, O. FRANCES P. O. Frances P. Tittle, age 70, of Bluff City, TN, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. She was born in Piney Flats and lived her life in the Bristol area. She was the daughter of the late John and Jessie Phillips. She is survived by her husband: Edward F. Tittle; sons: Donald E. Tittle and Tracy F. Tittle, of Piney Flats, TN; grandchildren: Joe E. Tittle and Martha Fortune of North Carolina; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers: David Harold Phillips and Howard Phillips, both of Piney Flats, TN.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Woodrow Morrell and Rev. Donnie Morrell officiating. The burial will follow in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be Teneva Squares, Sullivan County Rescue Squad, Piney Flats Volunteer Fire Dept., and Bristol TN Police Dept. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Thursday evening at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 2, 2000

TRIVETT, LESTER T. Funeral services for Lester T. Trivette will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at the graveside in Rooty Branch Cemetery with Rev. Howard Campbell officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Mr. Trivette, 77, 1102 North Paperville Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 4, 2000

TURNER, JESSIE H. Jessie H. Turner, 73, 624 Turner Road, Bluff City, TN, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bluff City, the son of the late Samuel and Mary Jane Turner. Mr. Turner was a retired foreman for the Sullivan County Highway Department with 32 years of service and had served as magistrate for Sullivan County from 1966 to 1978. Mr. Turner was a member of Community Independent Freewill Baptist Church where he served as deacon and was a member of the Community Baptist Quartet. Survivors include one sister, Georgia Owens, Bluff City; several nieces and nephews; also special friends, Howard Robins and James Glover. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Woods officiating. Burial will be in Crumley Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home of niece Lois Carrier, 261 Harrington Hollow Road, Bluff City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Independent Freewill Baptist Church, 1075 Mount Holston Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 14, 2000

TURNER, JESSIE H. Funeral services for Jessie H. Turner will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Woods officiating. Burial will be in Crumley Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home of niece Lois Carrier, 261 Harrington Hollow Road, Bluff City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Independent Freewill Baptist Church, 1075 Mount Holston Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Mr. Turner, 73, 624 Turner Road, Bluff City, TN, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 15, 2000

VIERS, BURNIS CLINTWOOD, VA -- Funeral service for Burnis Viers will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Haysi Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Sluss and Rev. Jack Mullins. Burial will follow in the Owens Cemetery, Birchleaf, VA. Pallbearers will be Johnny Yates, Kevin Edwards, Chris Estep, Luther Hill, Shane Church and Darrell Silcox. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the Splashdam Freewell Baptist Church. Mr. Viers, 41, of Tad Court, Bristol, Va., died Nov. 24, 2000, at Dickenson County Medical Center in Clintwood. Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 26, 2000

WADE, DAVID WILLIAM David William Wade, 31, of 166 Bullock Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, but lived most of his life in Wise County, VA, before residing in Bristol. He was the son of Donald Lee Wade Sr. of Bristol, TN, and Janet Kennedy Curran of Ayr, Scotland. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Donald Lee Wade Jr. of Bristol, TN, and Scotty Jason Wade of Pennsylvania; sister, Dawnlynn Miller of Pennsylvania; very, very special friend and stepmother, Angie; paternal grandpa, William Wade of Big Stone Gap, VA; nieces, Jennifer Wade, Abigail Wade, Emily Miller and Jade Wade; special uncle, Kenneth Wade; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by paternal grandma, Mattie "Mae" Young Wade. The family will have a private ceremony. There will be no visitation. David will be missed and loved very much by all his family and friends. Thanks to all staff and doctors at Bristol Regional Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patient Fund Dialysis Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center, 1 Medical Park Blvd., Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 20, 2000

WARREN, BESSIE LEE SNYDER Bessie Lee Snyder Warren, 74, 1727 Norway Street, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a life long resident of the Bristol area and the daughter of the late Fred and Maggie Phillips Snyder. Mrs. Warren was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Charles H. Warren; one daughter, Susie Warren; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Gene and Carolyn Warren and Charles Earnest and Marcie Warren; six grandchildren, Bobby Gene Warren Jr., Leana Warren, Donna Schiano, Debbie Odum, Jackie MacLeod and Dennis Odum; two sisters, Georgia Privette and Geneva Brantley; three brothers, David Snyder, Ray Snyder and Jake Snyder. Mrs. Warren was preceded in death by two brothers, D .J. Snyder and Charles Truitt Snyder. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Steele officiating. Burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p. m. Monday in the Weaver Funeral Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 6, 2000

WARREN, BESSIE LEE SNYDER Burial for Bessie Lee Snyder Warren will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Mrs. Warren, 74, 1727 Norway St., Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 7, 2000

WESTON, JERRY WAYNE III Jerry Wayne Weston III, infant son of Jerry Wayne Weston, Jr. and Katherine Renee Leymeister, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000. Other survivors include: sister: Alexandria Lynn Leymeister; grandfathers: Jerry Wayne Weston, Sr., Thomas Charles Leymeister and Dennis Ray Perkins; grandmothers: Betsy Hope Weston, Carrie Jean Gibson, Lucinda Lynn Perkins and Gail Ryan. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Steve Playl officiating with entombment in the Glenwood Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday before the services in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 14, 2000

WHERRY, ROBERT E. Robert E. Wherry, 74, of Bristol, Tennessee, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at his home. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, a son of the late Margaret Kerrigan Wherry and Priestly Edward Wherry, and was the owner and landscape designer of Bob Wherry's Hursery. He was a Boy Scout for several years in Troop 40 at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church in Nashville and was a graduate of Watkins High School. He was seventeen years old when he joined the Navy Air Corps and served for two years during World War II. He remained in the Navy Air Reserve for six years and served two years in Bermuda during the Korean War. He received his BS degree in agriculture from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville and studied landscape design and horticulture at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He moved to Bristol in 1955 as a landscape designer for Haynesfield Nurseries and opened his own nursery in 1962. His knowledge of plants, soil and climate, along with his excellent artistic talents were immediately appreciated, and he was in great demand as a landscape designer for homeowners. He was a key speaker for garden clubs and civic organizations. He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church where he was a member of the choir and the Board of Deacons. In later years, he attended Central Christian Church. He enjoyed other leadership roles such as serving as chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission, president of Avoca Civitan Club and participating in and contributing to many civic projects. He was a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and John Kruckman of Libertyville, IL, and Cindy and Frank Nash of Wilmette, IL; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert E., Jr. and Deborah Wherry of Brooklyn, NY; two sisters, Judy Calloway of Maryville, TN, and Mary Jane Webb of Hickory, NC; one brother, Priestly E. Wherry, Jr., of Nashville; seven grandchildren, Olivia Wherry, Hanna Kruckman, Mallory Kruckman, Lucas Wherry, David Nash, Charles Nash and Frank Nash, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Dr. Ross Dampier officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The committal service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville. The family will receive friends at the cemetery from 10 - 10:50 a.m. Thursday morning. Arrangements especially for Mr. Wherry have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 14, 2000

WILCOX, LOTTIE KATE RAINES Mrs. Lottie Kate Raines Wilcox, 73, of 1664 Pineview Drive, Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Mountain City, TN, and a resident of Bristol VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Wilcox. Mrs. Wilcox was a homemaker and lifelong member of Belle Meadows Baptist Church. Kate was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to those fortunate enough to have shared her love. In addition to family, she leaves behind a precious and caring friend in Earl Denton. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mac (Judy) Raines Johnson, Bristol VA, one son, Raymond M. "Mickey" Raines and his wife, Donna Raines, Bristol TN; four grandchildren, Allen and Valerie Johnson, Sydney Raines and Charlie Wilcox, three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Kaye, Kayla Marie and Sarah Michelle Johnson; one brother, Clate Jenkins of Mountain City; three sisters, Bessie Lea Moretz, Bristol VA, Pearl Shupe, Marion, VA, and Hazel Webb, Rising Sun, MD; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Belle Meadows Baptist Church with pastor Dewey Williams and preacher Bob Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 12, 2000

WILCOX, LOTTIE KATE RAINES Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie Kate Raines Wilcox will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Belle Meadows Baptist Church with Pastor Dewey Williams and preacher Bob Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Mrs. Wilcox, 73, of 1664 Pineview Drive, Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 13, 2000

WILLETT, DOROTHY "DOT" Dorothy "Dot" Willett, age 81, of Bristol VA died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol and the daughter of the late O.W. and Mayme Williams Smith. She was a former member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church and a member of Bradley Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen L. Willett; and grandson, Greg Willett. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Sullins Willett, Bristol TN; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia "Cindy" and Mark Young, Johnson City, TN; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Bill Pealer officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Akard Funeral Home. Family and friends will go in a procession from the funeral home at 3:45 p.m. to the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the "Haven of Mercy," 123 W. Millard St., Johnson City, TN 37604. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Willett. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV 4, 2000

WILLETT, DOROTHY "DOT" Graveside service for Dorothy "Dot" Willett will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Bill Pealer officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Akard Funeral Home. Family and friends will go in a procession from the funeral home at 3:45 p.m. to the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the "Haven of Mercy," 123 W. Millard St., Johnson City, TN 37604. Mrs. Willett, age 81, of Bristol Virginia, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, in Johnson City Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Willett. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 5, 2000

WRIGHT, WILMA EVELYN GILLESPIE KINGSPORT, TN -- Wilma Evelyn Gillespie Wright, 92, went peacefully to be with the Lord at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, in Sunbridge Hillside Manor Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. Wilma was born in the Pickens area of South Carolina and moved to Tennessee in 1928. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Emma Baker Gillespie. Wilma was a graduate of Mars Hill College. She held many positions in the Holston Association Women's Organizations and taught the young people and children at Glenwood Baptist Church for 25 years and many other churches where her husband, the late Rev. Freeman Wright was pastor. She was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church and was a substitute teacher in the City School System. Other than her husband and parents, an infant son, a sister and four brothers preceded Wilma in death. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Earl Freeman and Georgie (Olinger) Wright of Kingsport; sisters: Frances Patterson and Pauline Nickels, both of Brevard, NC, and a brother, Jessee Gillespie of Brevard, NC. Calling hours will be Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home, and the funeral service will be at 3 p.m. in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins and Rev. Danzle Fink officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mary Barker. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park, Garden of the Good Sheperd. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Indian Springs Baptist Church Senior Van Fund, 325 Hill Road, Kingsport, TN 37664. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Wright family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 8, 2000

WRIGHT, WILMA EVELYN GILLESPIE KINGSPORT, TN -- Calling hours for Wilma Evelyn Gillespie Wright will be Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home, and the funeral service will be at 3 p.m. in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins and Rev. Danzle Fink officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mary Barker. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park, Garden of the Good Sheperd. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Indian Springs Baptist Church Senior Van Fund, 325 Hill Road, Kingsport, TN 37664. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Wright family. Mrs. Wright, 92, went peacefully to be with the Lord at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, in Sunbridge Hillside Manor Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 9, 2000

WYATT, CLINT Clint Wyatt, 90, of Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000. Mr. Wyatt was a native and life long resident of the Sullivan County area. He was a retired employee of the Virginia Dept. of Transportation with 32 years of service and a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle. Survivors include four daughters, Nellie Daniels of Enterprize, AL., Ruby Miller of Bristol, TN, Shirley L. Taylor of Marietta, MI, and Daisy Esther Black of Hendersonville, NC; two sons, Tommy Winton of Pontiac, MI, and Paul D. Wyatt Sr. of Aiken, SC; one sister, Flora Stone of Bristol, TN. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, from Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lawrence Stout officiating. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Grandsons, great-grandsons and great-great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Lawrence Stout and Rev. Jack Bowery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 8, 2000

WYSOR, PATTY JEAN Ms. Patty Jean Wysor, 66, of Bristol Virginia and formerly of Honaker, VA, passed away Tuesday night (Nov. 28, 2000) at her home. Born Sept. 22, 1934, in Russell County, VA, she was a daughter of the late Charles N. and Martha Elizabeth Martin Wysor. She was a 1952 graduate of Honaker High School, having been valedictorian. She had resided in Bristol for the past 20 years and was a retired bank teller with Highlands Union Bank. She was a member of the Pleasant View Methodist Church at Abingdon, VA, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Joann Howard and one brother, Billy Wysor. Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Wyatt of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Karen Wyatt of Claypool Hill, VA, and Rick and Becky Wyatt of Spartanburg, SC; one sister, Betty Walls of Wytheville, VA; three brothers, Robert Wysor of Clinton, TN, Charles Wysor Jr. of Breaks, VA, and Larry Wysor of Honaker; two granddaughters, Kara Alexandria Wyatt and Farrah Marie Wyatt; and a loving companion, David Crosswhite of Bristol Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Larry Carroll officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery at Lebanon, VA. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the Honaker Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 30, 2000

YOUNG, ARDITH E. Ardith E. Young, 79, formerly of Bristol TN, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000. She was preceded in death by parents, Perry David and Gracie Lee Phipps Payne; her husband, Tom Young; and a son, Tommy Young. Survivors include a daughter, Benita Ramsey; a son, Michael Young; sisters, Wyona Null, Ruby Busby, Jolene Eldridge; brothers, Ronnie Payne, Bobby Payne; and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at McMinnville Funeral Home with Newton and Clayton Gribble officiating. Interment will be in Gardens of Memory. The Young family will receive friends Sunday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until service at McMinnville Funeral Home, McMinnville, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NOV. 19, 2000


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