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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER January 2001

BRISTOL TN & VA


BALL, JACKIE K. COLUMBIA, SC -- Jackie K. Ball, 60, formerly of Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Ridgeway, SC. He was born in Bristol, TN, and was the son of the late Giles and Lena Musick Ball. He attended Tennessee High School where he was a four-letter athlete in tennis, track, basketball and football. In 1950, he was instrumental in leading the Tennessee High School Vikings football team, as their quarterback, to their first Big five Championship since 1929. He was also named a member to Bristol's 1950 All-City Team, an honor recognizing players who were the best at their positions. He later proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. He then relocated to Columbia, where he worked for the Richaland County DHEC for a number of years. He is survived by daughter: Kathy of Blythewood, SC; sons, Joel of Columbia and Kenny of Winnsboro, SC; grandchildren: Travis, Russell, Nick, Timothy and Nicole; one great-grandson; brothers: Freddie of Bristol, TN, Harry Neal of El Paso, TX, and Bob of Stanford, FL. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. Military honors will be provided by VFW Patton Crosswhite. There will be no visitation. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2001

BALL, JACKIE K. COLUMBIA, SC -- Jackie K. Ball, 69, formerly of Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Ridgeway, SC. He was born in Bristol, TN, and was the son of the late Giles and Lena Musick Ball. He attended Tennessee High School where he was a four-letter athlete in tennis, track, basketball and football. In 1950, he was instrumental in leading the Tennessee High School Vikings football team, as their quarterback, to their first Big Five championship since 1929. He was also named a member of Bristol's 1950 All-City Team, an honor recognizing players who were the best at their positions. He later proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. He then relocated to Columbia, where he worked for the Richland County DHEC for a number of years. He is survived by daughter: Kathy of Blythewood, SC; sons: Joel of Columbia and Kenny of Winnsboro, SC; grandchildren: Travis, Russell, Nick, Timothy and Nicole; one great-grandson; brothers Freddie of Bristol, TN, Harry Neal of El Paso, TX, and Bob of Stanford, FL. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. Military honors will be provided by VFW Patton Crosswhite. There will be no visitation. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2001

BARRY, ALVIN Y. SHADY VALLEY, TN -- Alvin Y. Barry, 78, of 2579 Highway 133, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. He was a native of Shady Valley and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He had worked for the TVA for several years before becoming a minister. He ministered in several Church of Christ churches in the area. He was a member of the Crandull Church of Christ in Shady Valley. He is survived by his wife, Sue Barry; one daughter, Linda Miller of West Jefferson, NC; one son, Tony Barry of Shady Valley; one sister, Georgia Bentley of Shady Valley; one brother, R.C. Barry of Bristol, TN.; four grandchildren, Anthony, Greg, Matt and Kerry; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Milton Mathers, Mr. Will Johnson and Mr. Mark Miller, ministers, officiating. Burial will follow in Blevins Cemetery, Shady Valley. Pallbearers will be Olan Bentley, Harry Bentley, Bill Manuel, Dennis Honaker, Ed Seals, Roger Blevins and Steve Hicks. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to the family. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Monday prior to the funeral service at Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus, VA, or at any time at the residence. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2001

BAUMGARDNER, MILDRED LUCILLE SHUMATE Mildred Lucille Shumate Baumgardner, of Bristol, VA, died Jan. 7, 2001, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Avery and Maggie Mae Shumate and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. She was a homemaker and a member of Bradley Street Baptist Church where she formerly served as secretary, Sunday School teacher and was a member of the Ladies Circle. She was the widow of Charles Elmer Baumgardner. Survivors include: sons, Donald Paul Baumgardner of Bristol, VA, Ronald Charles Baumgardner of Bristol, VA, and Randell Jack Baumgardner of Portland, OR; sister, Katrina Hart of Konnarock, VA; brothers, Lawrence Shumate of Damascus, VA, and French Shumate of Boothwin, PA; grandchildren, Michael Baumgardner of Meadowview, VA, and Angie Thomas of Charlotte, NC; great-grandchildren, Travis Baumgardner, Lauren Baumgardner and Chance Thomas; several nieces and nephews; and two special nieces, Margie Sargent and Debbie Almaroad. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Travis Baumgardner. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bradley Street Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Pealer, Rev. E.W. Ely and Rev. Dennis Burnette officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Michael Baumgardner, Travis Baumgardner, Ken Almaroad, Steve Almaroad, Randall Sargent and Bill Thomas. Honorary pallbearers include: deacons and members at Bradley Street Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home or other times at 2241 High St., Bristol, VA. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2001

BAUMGARDNER, MILDRED LUCILLE SHUMATE Funeral services for Mildred Lucille Shumate Baumgardner will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bradley Street Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Pealer, Rev. E.W. Ely and Rev. Dennis Burnette officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Michael Baumgardner, Travis Baumgardner, Ken Almaroad, Steve Almaroad, Randall Sargent and Bill Thomas. Honorary pallbearers include: deacons and members at Bradley Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Baumgardner, of Bristol, Va., died Jan. 7, 2001, at her residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2001

BELCHER, RUTH JANE SULLIVAN CHILHOWIE -- Ruth Jane Sullivan Belcher died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in the Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion. She was the widow of Bill Calvin Belcher. She is survived by three sisters, Magdeline Davenport and Ethel Jackson, both of Chilhowie, and Nancy Regan, Lynchburg, VA; one special nephew, Billy Warf; one special niece, Amanda Mountain; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, D.W. and Vadie Walls Sullivan; and five brothers, Fred, Franklin, Claude, Daily and Amos Sullivan. She was a devoted wife, loving sister and aunt, and a faithful member of the Chilhowie Pentecostal Holiness Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Charles DeBord and E.B. Ford officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chilhowie Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Williams Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2001

BELLAMY, LOUISE A. Louise A. Bellamy, 65, of 1513 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan 8, 2001, at her home. She was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County, the daughter of the late William D. and Betty Ann Stykes Bowers. She was a retired employee of Raytheon Co., with 30 years of service. She was an active member of Volunteer Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Bertha Rasnick. Survivors include her husband, Bradley "Bo" Bellamy; one daughter, Deborah A. Bellamy, Piney Flats, TN; two sons, Michael B. Bellamy and his wife, Rebecca Bellamy, of Jacksonville, AL, and Stephen Bellamy of Murfreesboro, TN; two sisters, Shirley Dishner, Blountville, and Billie Jean Osborne, Bluff City, TN;. three brothers, J. D. Bowers and Clyde Bowers, both of Bristol, TN, and Wayne Bowers, Blountville. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Cassie Hayes, Kasey Hayes, Cody Hayes, Karri Hayes, Bradley Bellamy and Sarah Bellamy; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Akard Chapel with Rev. Keith E. Williams officiating. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Bellamy BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2001

BELLAMY, LOUISA A. Graveside service for Louise A. Bellamy will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Bellamy, 65, of 1513 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan 8, 2001, at her home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Bellamy. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2001

BENTLEY, JAMES ELMO KINGSPORT, TN -- James Elmo Bentley, 85, died at 12:04 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at his home in Lynn Garden. Born in Big Stone Gap, VA, on May 21, 1915, he has been a resident of Kingsport since 1935. Mr. Bentley was a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He retired from Franklin Printing Company with over 46 years of service. He had been a member of Lynn Garden Evangelical Presbyterian Church since 1952. Mr. Bentley was a 50-plus year member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge 688, Lynn Bachman Chapter, a member of American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Leora Bentley and Harry and Gertrude Wallace; and one brother, H. C. Wallace Jr. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Russell Bentley of the home; two daughters, Jamie Buckles and husband Bill Jr., Big Stone Gap, VA, Jeannie Goins and husband, Phil, Kingsport; two granddaughters, Lori Anne Buckles, Johnson City, TN, and Shanna Goins, Kingsport; one grandson, Phillip Goins, Kingsport; two sisters, Betty Young, Big Stone Gap, VA, and June Becraft Gaithersburg, MD; three brothers, Bruce Bentley, Bristol, VA, Ben Bentley Jr., Charlotte, NC, and Jack Bentley, Richmond, VA; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Steve Komoromi officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW. Memorials may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 27, 2001

BEYER, ROBERT VELATI Memorial services for Robert Velati Beyer will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Mr. Harry Hall officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. The family will receive friends after the memorial service at the Weaver Funeral Home or friends may call any time at the home of Lt. Craig Beyer. Mr. Beyer, 76, of Bristol, TN, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at his residence. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2001

BEYER, ROBERT VELATI Memorial services for Robert Velati Beyer will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Mr. Harry Hall officiating. Entombment will be Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, in the Rock Creek Mausoleum in Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. The family will receive friends after the memorial service at the Weaver Funeral Home or friends may call any time at the home of Lt. Craig Beyer. Mr. Beyer, 76, of Bristol, TN, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at his residence. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2001

BIAS, BRADY JORDAN COEBURN, VA -- Brady Jordan Bias, 53, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at the St. Mary's Hospital, Norton, VA. He was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict, serving in the U.S. Air Force, a member of DAV Chapter 56, Wise, VA, and attended Esserville Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Christine Bias; a son, Jared Bias of Coeburn; a daughter, Lara Bias of Coeburn; two stepsons, Christopher Vanover and Timothy Vanover, both of Coeburn; a stepdaughter, Jessica Vanover of Coeburn; his mother, Betty Bias of Logan, WV; and a granddaughter, Tristan Kennedy. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel, Coeburn, with the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday at the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN, conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post 3382, Kingsport, TN. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening 6 p.m. to time of service at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn. Sturgill Funeral Homes of Coeburn is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2001

BOLLING, SHIRLEY KINKEAD PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL. -- Shirley Kinkead Bolling, 64, passed away Jan. 22, 2001, at her home. She was born in Bristol, TN, the daughter of Hattie Kinkead of Bristol, TN, and the late Ben Kinkead. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sunnyside, FL. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 45 years, Cecil Bolling; daughters, Sherry Harrison of Georgia, and Laurie Malfours of Alabama; son, Butch Bolling of Florida; brothers, Garland Kinkead of Bluff City, David Kinkead of Bristol and Bobby Kinkead of Paris, TN; one sister, Lorraine Cross of Appalachia, VA; four granddaughters; and five grandsons. She was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Kinkead. Kent Forest funeral Home in Panama City, FL, is serving the Bolling Family. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

BOOHER, LARRY EUGENE Funeral services for Larry Eugene Booher will be conducted on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Les Ketron officiating. Committal service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Odum Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8:30 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home prior to the service. Mr. Booher, 30, of 16336 Bethlehem Road, Bristol, VA, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at his residence. He was the son of Larry Allen Booher and Brenda Sue Booher Puckett and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a truck driver and attended Central Baptist Church. Survivors include: son, Casey Booher; stepson, Jonathan Helbert; sister, Deena Sue Randolph; brothers, Jeffery Allen Jones, Robert Booher and John Dwayne "John Boy" Booher; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Armond Booher; and grandmother, Glenna Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Booher; a son, Joshua Booher; and a grandfather, John H. Jones. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2001
BOOHER, LARRY EUGENE Committal service for Larry Eugene Booher will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Odum Cemetery. Mr. Booher, 30, of 16336 Bethlehem Road, Bristol, VA, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at his residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2001

BOOHER, ORA B. GREER Ora B. Greer Booher, 84, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Green Cove, VA, and had made her home in Bristol most of her life. She was a homemaker, member of Bethel Independent Missionary Baptist Church and the widow of Herbert W. Booher. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Hobert Greer and Clarence Greer. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Glenna and John Phillips, Doris and Dewey Whited, Louella and Buck Nixon and Linda and Mike Blair, all of Bristol, TN; sons and daughters-in-law, H. Wayne and Carol Booher of Bristol, TN, and James and Peggy Booher of Glade Spring, VA; sisters, Willie Rogers of Bristol, TN, and Virginia Able of Abingdon, VA; brothers, Edger Greer of Abingdon, Dean Greer of Bristol, TN, and J.C. Greer of Piney Flats, TN; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Dorothy Fleming. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Saturday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Lilly, Rev. Gary Rowelette and Rev. Virgil Booher officiating. Committal services will be Sunday 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeffery Booher, Danny Nixon, Scott Booher, Roger Hayden, Gary Hayden and Billy Price. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Fred Greear, Mark Nixon, Mike Blair Jr. and Johnny Phillips. The family will receive friends 6 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel and other times at the home of her daughter, Linda Blair, 287 Booher Lane, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 6, 2001

BOOHER, ORA B. GREER Ora B. Greer Booher, 84, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Green Cove, VA, and had made her home in Bristol most of her life. She was a homemaker, member of Bethel Independent Missionary Baptist Church and the widow of Herbert W. Booher. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Hobert Greer and Clerence Greer. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Glenna and John Phillips, Doris and Dewey Whited, Louella and Buck Nixon and Linda and Mike Blair, all of Bristol, TN.; sons and daughters-in-law, H. Wayne and Carol Booher of Bristol, TN., and James and Peggy Booher of Glade Spring, VA; sisters, Willie Rogers of Bristol, Tenn., and Virginia Able of Abingdon, VA; brothers, Edger Greer of Abingdon, Dean Greer of Bristol, TN, and J.C. Greer of Piney Flats, TN; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Dorothy Fleming. Committal services for Ora B. Greer Booher will be Sunday 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeffery Booher, Danny Nixon, Scott Booher, Roger Hayden, Gary Hayden and Billy Price. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Fred Greear, Mark Nixon, Mike Blair Jr. and Johnny Phillips. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2001

BOUTON, GEORGIA "NAOMI" COLLEN Georgia "Naomi" Colleen Bouton, 81, of Bristol, TN, died on Jan. 21, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late George and Susie Booher Riddle, and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. She was a housewife and a member of Hickory Tree Union Baptist Church. Survivors include daughter, Sue Chapman of Bristol, Tenn.; sons, Charles D. Bouton of Bristol, Tenn., Henry West Bouton of South Carolina, Ernest E. Bouton of Manchester, Tenn., John P. Bouton of Gap Creek, Tenn., and Michael Bouton of Elizabethton, TN; sister, Charlotte I. Wasilevich of Toledo, OH; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: husband, Charles Irvan Bouton; sons, George Bouton, Irshmael Bouton, Richard Bouton; and daughters, Launa and Lena Mae Bouton and Phyllis Ellen Bouton. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Hall officiating. Committal services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers include: Dr. Kellogg, Dr. Powell and Drs. John, Tom and Doug Green. There will be a procession leaving from Weaver Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2001

BOUTON, GEORGIA "NAOMI" COLLEEN Funeral services for Georgia "Naomi" Colleen Bouton will be conducted on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Hall officiating. Committal services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers include: Dr. Kellogg, Dr. Powell and Drs. John, Tom and Doug Green. There will be a procession leaving from Weaver Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Mrs. Bouton, 81, of Bristol, Tenn., died on Jan. 21, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 23, 2001

BOWMAN, NINA B. Funeral services for Nina B. Bowman will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home with Dr. Austin Cook and Rev. Howard Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cecil Stine, Dallas Dickens, Larry Robinson, Eddie Carter, Garland Taylor, Clayton Lockart and Allen Stine. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Weaver Funeral Home. Miss Bowman, 92, of Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Russell County, VA, she had lived in the Bristol area since 1945. She was the daughter of the late John and Martha Virginia Bowman and a member of the Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include two stepsisters, Myrtle Tillison, Bristol, VA, and Mable Robinson, Bristol, VA; aunt, Mabel Moorefield, Lebanon, VA; special cousin, Lula Leonard, Bristol, TN; two nieces, Faye Johnson, Bristol, VA, and Geraldine Stewart, South Carolina; nephew, Kenneth Bowman, Phoenix, AZ; special family, James Tillison, Ann Tillison, Jimmy Tillison and Justin Tillison; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 29, 2001

BOWMAN, NINA B. Funeral services for Nina B. Bowman will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home with Dr. Austin Cook and Rev. Howard Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cecil Stine, Dallas Dickens, Larry Robinson, Eddie Carter, Garland Taylor, Clayton Lockart and Allen Stine. Miss Bowman, 92, of Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 30, 2001

BOYCE, ROSALYN L. Rosalyn L. Boyce, 76, 529 Cheyenne Road, Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2000, at her residence. She was a native of Crisfield, MD, and was the daughter of the late John and Julia Smith Ward. She was a resident of Bristol since 1958 and had previously worked for Dr. Jeffery Ginther. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. Mrs. Boyce is survived by her husband, W.S. Boyce; two daughters, Nanette Cortez of Atlanta, GA, and Becky Ginther of Bristol; one son, Donald E. Youngren of Lewisville, NC; two brothers, William Sterling of Annapolis, MD, and John E. Ward of Peachtree City, GA; five grandchildren, Whitney L. Youngren, Erin L. Youngren, Katie M. Ginther, Hilary N. Ginther and Toby A. Cortez II; and several nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas A. Ianucci, the celebrant, and with Rev. Mr. Harry Hall assisting. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Boyce have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2001

BOYCE, ROSALYN L. Rosalyn L. Boyce, 76, 529 Cheyenne Road, Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2000, at her residence. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas A. Ianucci, the celebrant, and with Rev. Mr. Harry Hall assisting. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Boyce have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2001

BRIDGES, MICHAEL ANDREW Michael Andrew Bridges, 33, died on Jan. 23, 2001, at Greystone Health Care Center. He was the son of the late Berlie and Mable Havens Bridges and had spent most of his life in the Bristol area. He had spent 20 years at the Dawn of Hope and had worked at the Dawn of Hope. He had also participated in the Special Olympics. Michael changed many lives and was loved by everyone he met. Survivors include: sisters, Mrs.Clyde (Rita) Miller, Jackson, TN, Mrs. Lino (Linda) Povolo, Bristol, TN, Mrs. Jose (Roberta) Tirado, Bristol, TN, Mrs. Dwight (Susan) Rosenbalm, Bluff City, Mrs. Mark (Barbara) Cross, Bluff City, Mrs. Timothy (Betty) Boling, Bluff City, Mrs. Gordon (Ruth) Posten, Standardsville, VA., and Nancy Escheverria, Bluff City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Dorothy Bridges, Edison, NJ, and Dennis and Linda Bridges, Bristol, VA; 17 nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and great-nephews; and special friends at Grant Widener. He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlie Gail Bridges. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Watson officiating. Committal services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 25, 2001

BRIDGES, MICHAEL ANDREW Committal services for Michael Andrew Bridges will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Bridges, 33, died on Jan. 23, 2001, at Greystone Health Care Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 26, 2001

BROADWATER, EMILY FUGATE KINSPORT, TN -- Mrs. Emily Fugate Broadwater, 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Wilmington, NC. Born Aug. 5, 1913, in Lebanon, VA, she was a daughter of the late Elbert Sevier Fugate II and Mary Tate Fugate. Survivors include her husband, Harry C. Broadwater of Kingsport; one son, Alan Broadwater of Wilmington, NC; two daughters, Carole Winslow of Denver, CO, and Cynthia Graham of Brevard, NC; one sister, Francis Russell of Gallatin, Tenn.; and five grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon with Rev. Mike Carter officiating. Any one wishing to attend the service is asked to assemble at the cemetery. Following the service, a procession will be going to Russell Memorial Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Friends may call at the home of Betty Fugate, 134 Tate St., Lebanon, at any time. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Lebanon Funeral Home of Lebanon is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

BROCK, HAZEL G. BLOUNTVILLE -- Hazel G. Brock, 86, of 325 Barr Road died Jan. 19, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN. A native of Boone, NC, she was the daughter of the late W.C. Beach Sr. and Myrtle Brown Beach. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Bluff City. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wade Beach Jr. and Woodrow Wilson Beach; and one sister, Willow Gray Beach. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, David Brock Sr. and Janice Brock of Blountville; two grandchildren, David Brock II of Blountville, and Tamara Graham of Bristol, TN; two great-grandchildren, Deric Graham of Bristol, TN, and Bradley Brock of Blountville; two sisters, Bertie Lee Hodges and Artie Trivette, both of Bristol, TN; and two brothers, John Beach of Bristol, VA, and Charlie Beach of Bristol, TN. Funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Rev. Scott Watson officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from Tetrick Funeral Home. Interment will be in Morningview Cemetery at a later time. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:50 a.m. Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Beach, Benny Beach, Timothy Trivette, W.C. Beach III, Christopher Beach, Robbie Nelson, Eric Rowcamp, Larry Pareau, Clayton Mullins, Harold Miller, Shawn Graham and Howard Cross. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 6 until 8 p.m. from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 21, 2001

BROCK, HAZEL G. BLOUNTVILLE -- Graveside services for Hazel G. Brock will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from Tetrick Funeral Home. Interment will be in Morningview Cemetery at a later time. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:50 a.m. Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Beach, Benny Beach, Timothy Trivette, W.C. Beach III, Christopher Beach, Robbie Nelson, Eric Rowcamp, Larry Pareau, Clayton Mullins, Harold Miller, Shawn Graham and Howard Cross. Mrs. Brock, 86, of 325 Barr Road died Jan. 19, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2001

BUNCH, JOSH BLUFF CITY, TN -- Josh Bunch, 69, of 4703 Weaver Pike, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Tazewell, TN, he had lived in the Bristol area for the past 38 years and was a foreman for Vulcan Materials Company. He was the son of the late Footney and Mattie Bunch and a member of the Shakesville Tabernacle Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Bunch. Survivors include: wife, Birdie M. Roberts Bunch; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Joan Bunch and Steve and Lisa Bunch; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Harold Moore and Missy Bunch and Ben Reedy; grandchildren, Natasha Tillison, Mattie Bunch, Ben Bunch, Josh Bunch, Brittney Bunch, Keely Moore, Emily Moore, Robbie Bennett, Kenneth Moore and Roger Moore; brothers, Tip and sister-in-law, Betty Bunch, Rex Bunch and John Bunch. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Brown, Rev. Van Seals and Rev. Johnny Dillard officiating. Mr. Bunch will be taken to Claiborne Funeral Home in Tazewell, TN, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers will be Wes Berg, Jeff Roberts, Brad Michaels, Eddie Roberts, Carson Long and Palmer Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be John Bunch, Ben Bunch, Robbie Bennett and Charles Roberts. Burial will follow in the Jackson Cemetery in Tazewell, TN. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel and Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Claiborne Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2001

BURKE, SHIRLEY WAYNE VESTAL Shirley Wayne Vestal Burke, 65, 915 Clark St., Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was the daughter of the late Carl and Hessie Roark Vestal, a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith and the widow of Charles E. Burke Sr. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and David Daugherty, Lisa and Ernie Crowe and Connie and Roy Baumgardner; two sisters, Louise Gardner and Charlotte Rouse; two brothers, James "Bill" Vestal and Allen Vestal; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are brother-in-law, Glenn Rouse; and sister-in-law, Ann Vestal. Mrs. Burke was preceded in death by her son, Charles E. Burke Jr. and four brothers, Ural Vestal, Claude Vestal, Dub Vestal and L.C. Vestal. Special thanks to the nursing staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center 2nd Floor West and Wellmont Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Burnette officiating. Committal service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the mausoleum chapel in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel and other times at the home of her daughter, Debbie Daugherty, 911 Clark St., Bristol, Va. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2001

BURKE, SHIRLEY WAYNE VESTAL Shirley Wayne Vestal Burke, 65, 915 Clark St., Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was the daughter of the late Carl and Hessie Roark Vestal, a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith and the widow of Charles E. Burke Sr. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and David Daugherty, Lisa and Ernie Crowe and Connie and Roy Baumgardner; two sisters, Louise Gardner and Charlotte Rouse; two brothers, James "Bill" Vestal and Allen Vestal; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are brother-in-law, Glenn Rouse; and sister-in-law, Ann Vestal. Mrs. Burke was preceded in death by her son, Charles E. Burke Jr. and four brothers, Ural Vestal, Claude Vestal, Dub Vestal and L.C. Vestal. Special thanks to the nursing staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center 2nd Floor West and Wellmont Hospice House. Committal service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the mausoleum chapel in Mountain View Cemetery. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2001

CANNON, MARY ELIZABETH Mary Elizabeth Cannon, 67, of Bristol, TN, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, of a massive heart attack in the emergency room of Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in LaFollette, TN. She was a retired Avon lady and a shut-in crippled by rheumatoid arthritis. Nevertheless, she worked tirelessly for her church, the First Church of the Nazarene. She had spent most of her life in Bristol, TN. Her ever-cheerful, smiling face and disposition will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Earnest James Cannon; and by her mother, Fannie Ella Hines Cannon. Survivors include three sisters, Alice Lee Cannon Trivett, Lakeside, Mont., Joann Joyce Cannon Necessary, Bristol, VA, and Ruby Virginia Cannon Qualls, Piney Flats, TN; three brothers, Earnest Jack Cannon, Bristol, TN, and Robert William Cannon and James Lewis Cannon, both of the home in Bristol, TN; and special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George H. Churchwell of First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Special music will be provided by a dear friend, Mr. Jack Thacker of Mendota, VA. The committal will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the graveside in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel followed by burial in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Marvin Arnold, Mr. Sam Crosswhite and Mr. Wayne Lewis. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 27, 2001

CANNON, MARY ELIZABETH Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Cannon will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George H. Churchwell of First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Special music will be provided by a dear friend, Mr. Jack Thacker of Mendota, VA. The committal will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the graveside in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel followed by burial in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Marvin Arnold, Mr. Sam Crosswhite and Mr. Wayne Lewis. Miss Cannon, 67, of Bristol, TN, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, of a massive heart attack in the emergency room of Bristol Regional Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 28, 2001

CLARK, WILLIAM H. William H. Clark, 79, of Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Henderson County, TN, and had lived in Bristol since 1946. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of Jericho Shrine Temple. He retired from TVA and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bristol, TN. He is survived by his wife, Frances W. "Frosty" Clark; one son and daughter-in-law: Ned and Patty Clark, of Bristol, TN; and one grandson, Roman Christopher Clark, of Bristol, TN. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. David St. Clair officiating. A Masonic service will follow conducted by Shelby Lodge No. 162 AF&AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, 212 South Peters Road, Suite 105, Knoxville, TN 37923. Arrangements especially for Mr. Clark have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2001

CLARK, WILLIAM H. The funeral service for William H. Clark will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. David St. Clair officiating. A Masonic service will follow conducted by Shelby Lodge No. 162 AF&AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, 212 S. Peters Road, Suite 105, Knoxville, TN 37923. Mr. Clark, 79, of Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at his home. Arrangements especially for Mr. Clark have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2001 2001

CLOUDEN, HERBERT ABINGDON, VA -- Funeral services for Mr. Herbert Clouden will be conducted at noon Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Minister Billy Fullen, Pastor Verna Fullen and Minister Jeanette Hiller officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be LaFonda Young, William Foster, LaVel Young, Marshall Fuqua, George Logan and Lance Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be brother Tommy Horton, brother Jewell Haynes and brother Melvin Clark. Flower girls will be the sisters of King's Chapel Church. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time in the funeral home. Mr. Clouden, 81, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in the Cambridge House, Bristol, TN. He was a native of Washington County and was the eldest member of King's Chapel Church where he helped in the building of the church. Survivors: brother, Charlie Boyd, New York; and several nieces and nephews including Jeanette Hiller, Bristol, TN. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mr. Herbert Clouden. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 23, 2001

COOPER, ROY K. HENDERSONVILLE, NC -- Roy K. Cooper, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Margaret R. Pardee Hospital after a brief illness. He was a native of Norwalk, CT, and was a prior resident of Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee, before moving to Henderson County 15 years ago. He was a son of the late Anne Kramer Hagstrom and stepfather, A. O. Hagstrom. He was the husband of the late Phebe May Cooper who had passed away in 1994. He was employed by Raytheon as a production control manager before retiring in 1974. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville as well as the church in Bristol, TN. He had attended Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church with his wife of four years, Annette P. Cooper. He was a lifetime member and past exulted ruler of the Elks Lodge in Bristol, TN, past president of Civitan and had also volunteered for Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher, NC. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Robert Cooper of Spring Lake, NC; one daughter, Carol B. McGuire of Etowah, NC; one stepson, David Shakey of Asheville, NC; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Shepherd's Church Street Chapel with Pastor Bob Cundiff officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, P. O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2001

COWAN, LOUISE STINNETTE Louise Stinnette Cowan, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Bristol Nursing Home. She was a native of Knoxville, TN, and a daughter of the late John Godfrey Stinnette and Anna Tipton Stinnette. She was a graduate of Central High School. She had made her home in Bristol for many years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband of 62 years: Taylor O. Cowan Jr. of Bristol, VA; one son: Taylor O. Cowan III; one daughter-in-law: Caroline K. Cowan; one grandson: T. Chad Cowan; one granddaughter: C. Kristin Cowan, all of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Cowan have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2001

LOUISE STINNETTE COWAN The funeral service for Louise Stinnette Cowan will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Cowan, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Bristol Nursing Home. She was a native of Knoxville, TN., and a daughter of the late John Godfrey Stinnette and Anna Tipton Stinnette. She was a graduate of Central High School. She had made her home in Bristol for many years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband of 62 years: Taylor O. Cowan Jr. of Bristol, VA; one son: Taylor O. Cowan III; one daughter-in-law: Caroline K. Cowan; one grandson: T. Chad Cowan; one granddaughter: C. Kristin Cowan, all of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Cowan have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2001

COX, BERT KEITH Bert Keith Cox, 66, 448 Riverview Road, Bristol, TN, went to be with his loving Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, while in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a native of Sullivan County, son of Bert Cox and the late Ardena P. Cox. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Hickory Tree Union Church. He served for two years with the 38th Transportation Battalion of the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. He worked for Bris-Blox Company for 27 years. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Gay Lockner Cox; daughter, Wanda G. Laws, Bristol, TN; sons, Darrell K. Cox, Chris G. Cox and Ernie F. Cox, all of Bristol, TN, and Mark W. Cox, Pearisburg, VA; sisters, Lou Tipton, Clinton, TN, and Lynn Cox, Evelyn Morton, Christine Osborne, Geraldine Felty, Norma Kaczka and Dena Tester, all of Bristol, TN; and brother, Vince Cox, Bristol. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, several aunts and uncles and cousins; and daughters-in-law, Barbara, Beth and Alice; and hopefuls, Lisa Hicks and Debbie Richards. He was preceded in death by a son, Phil Cox. .Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday in Hickory Tree Union Church with Rev. Larry Hall officiating, assisted by Rev. Danny Salyers and Buddy Chapman. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers, Wade Lockner, Randy Lockner, Dave Laws, Gary Rogers, Brad Clark, Rocky Clark, Jeff Seats and Kyle Lockner. Honorary pallbearers, Charles Eller, Larry Gouge, Vernie Manuel, Lester Seats, Jack Prater, Herman Taylor and all brothers-in-law. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. Those desiring may make memorials to Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2001

COX, BERT KEITH Funeral services for Bert Keith Cox will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday in Hickory Tree Union Church with Rev. Larry Hall officiating, assisted by Rev. Danny Salyers and Buddy Chapman. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite V. F. W. Post 6975. Pallbearers, Wade Lockner, Randy Lockner, Dave Laws, Gary Rogers, Brad Clark, Rocky Clark, Jeff Seats and Kyle Lockner. Honorary pallbearers, Charles Eller, Larry Gouge, Vernie Manuel, Lester Seats, Jack Prater, Herman Taylor and all brothers-in-law. Those desiring may make memorials to Wellmont Hospice House. Mr. Cox, 66, 448 Riverview Road, Bristol, TN, went to be with his loving Saviour on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, while in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2001

SHARRETT, MARGARET MELISSA ANDERSON CROSS Margaret Melissa "Anderson" Cross Sharrett, 79, of Bristol, a former resident of Outlook Pointe, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She lived in the Bristol area most of her life and was a retired employee from the Bristol Memorial Hospital housekeeping department. She was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Anderson and attended the Keys Street Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, L.R. Cross and her second husband, C.R. Sharrett. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and David Gills, Abingdon, VA; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Paul Burchell, Bristol, TN; granddaughter, Brooke M. Gills, Abingdon; and several step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thurman Chapman and Rev. Tom Edwards officiating. Committal services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends following the funeral service at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2001

CROSS, SHELBY JEAN BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Shelby Jean Cross, 51, 260 Campbell Cross Road, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a life long resident of the Blountville area, member of Riverview Baptist Church where she was active in all church activities, a homemaker and the widow of Billy Wayne Cross. She was preceded in death by her father, Verlin B. Carr. Survivors include her mother, Janie L. Hicks Carr; three children, Brenda Joyce Ayers, Billy W. Cross Jr., and Casey Nicole Cross; two grandsons, Mike and Josh Gressner; six sisters, Martha Smith, Nancy Miller, Betty J. Moore, Cathy S. Jones, Loretta Bennett and Glenna McCaulley; two brothers, Verlin Carr Jr. and Allen W. Carr; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Mink officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hines Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the funeral service at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 23, 2001

CROSS, SHELBY JEAN BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Burial for Shelby Jean Cross will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hines Cemetery. Mrs. Cross, 51, 260 Campbell Cross Road, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

CROSSWHITE, MINA LOU SHADY VALLEY, TN -- Mina Lou Crosswhite, 77, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Elmer and Flossie Owens Breeding. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer W. Crosswhite who died March 26, 1995; also by two sisters, Stella Snyder and Ann Isaacs. She was a housewife and a member of the Shady Valley Baptist Church. Survivors: three sons, Wade Crosswhite, Elizabethton, TN, Elmer Forrest "Bill" Crosswhite, Bristol, TN, and Thomas Phil Crosswhite, Bluff City, TN; three daughters, Ethel Carolyn Hardin, Elizabethton, TN, Linda Joyce Rodefer, Bristol, TN, and Betty Lou Payne, Mountain City, TN; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Sunday from the Chapel of Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Rev. Clarence Lewis to officiate. Burial will be in Owens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chet Crosswhite, Johnnie Crosswhite, Eddie Crosswhite, Greg Baines, Ricky Baines, Scott Matherly and Jamie Hardin. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Donald Quinn. The family will receive friends from 5 till 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel. Percy-Hux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family via e-mail at percyhux\Npreferred.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 27, 2001

DAVIDSON, JIM Jim Davidson, 33, of Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, TN, and a member of the Woodland Baptist Church. He had a love for astronomy and photography. Survivors include: wife, Dina Braswell Davidson; stepdaughter, Erin Sheppard of the home; two stepsons, Andrew and Christopher Sheppard, both of the home; parents, Bob and Alice Davidson of Bristol, TN; sister, Karen Davidson of Seffner, FL; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a lifelong friend, Cliff Carmack. Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stephen Playl officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 26, 2001

DAVIDSON, JIM Memorial services for Jim Davidson will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stephen Playl officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Davidson, 33, of Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at his home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 27, 2001

DeARMOND, MARGARET J. Margaret J. DeArmond, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie, VA. She was a native of Roanoke, VA, and had spent most of her life in Bristol. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul F. DeArmond. She was a member of Central Christian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Slaughter and Gayle Owens, both of Bristol, VA; one son, Paul DeArmond Jr. of Peoria, AZ; and two brothers, Pat Johnston and Donald Johnston, both of Roanoke. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. Ross Dampier officiating. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Akard Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh\N3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. DeArmond. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 26, 2001

DeARMOND, MARGARET J. Funeral service for Margaret J. DeArmond will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. Ross Dampier officiating. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum. Mrs. DeArmond, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie, Va. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh\N3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. DeArmond. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 27, 2001

DeBUSH, CARLEEN JOSEPHINE ABINGDON, VA -- Carleen Josephine DeBusk, 69, has succumbed to a 16-year battle with breast cancer, Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, in Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, Tenn. She was a devoted mother, wife and homemaker. Survivors include, her husband, Lewis James DeBusk of Abingdon; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael James and June DeBusk of Mililani, Hawaii; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda Rebecca and Dan Pike of Portland, OR; four sisters, Jane Dishner of Abingdon, Martha Weisfeld of Abingdon, Kathleen Hedgpeth of Abingdon and Bonnie and Thomas L. Martin of Tucker, GA; and one brother, Carl and Magdalene McCrady of Bristol, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in Mountain View Methodist Church with Rev. Donald C. Thayer officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in Mountain View Methodist Church. Campbell Funeral Home Inc. of Abingdon is providing the services for the DeBusk Family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

DELOMAS, OMA GOUGE YUMA, AZ. -- Funeral services for Mrs. Oma Gouge Delomas will be conducted Saturday at noon at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Gary Harless officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon, Va. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands after 6 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Delomas, 76, of 3024 Torrey Pine Circle, formerly of Bristol, VA, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in an Arizona hospital. She was born in Whitewood, VA, and was a daughter of the late Byrd B. and Elizabeth Sparks Cole, both Whitewood natives. She had made her home in the Bristol, VA, area most of her life living in Savannah, GA, one year and was a longtime real estate manager in eastern Virginia and the Washington, DC area. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Mr. Frank Gouge, second husband, Mr. William Delomas, and three sisters, Fannie Grizzle, Verlie McDonald and Mayble Cole. Also, four brothers, Claude and Curt Cole and Marvin and Ervine Sparks. Survivors are: one daughter and son-in-law: Brenda and Ted Owens of Yuma; one son: Mr. Jerry Gouge of Yuma; one sister: Mrs. Garnie Hess of Doran, VA; three granddaughters; one grandson; and four great-grandchildren also survive. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2001

EADS, PAUL RICHARD Funeral service for Paul Richard Eads will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Brad Davis, Rev. Rayton Puckett and the Rev. Bob Steele officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Community Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Eads, 64, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in the Holston Valley Medical Center. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Eads family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2001

ELROD, DENNIS BLUFF CITY, TN -- Dennis Elrod, 76, of 1134 Ryder Church Road, died on Jan. 21, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was the son of the late Arthur and Janie Givens Elrod and was a former truck driver for Reynolds Supply. Survivors include, daughter, Violet Elrod; and son, Max Elrod. According to Mr. Elrod's wishes, his body will be cremated. There will be no services. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2001

ELROD, DENNIS BLUFF CITY, TN. -- Dennis Elrod, 76, of 1134 Ryder Church Road, died on Jan. 21, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was the son of the late Arthur and Janie Givens Elrod and was a former truck driver for Reynolds Supply. Survivors include, daughter, Violet Elrod; and son, Max Elrod; brother, Wachel Elrod; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. According to Mr. Elrod's wishes, his body will be cremated. There will be no services. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 23, 2001

ELY, NANCY MORRIS PINEY FLATS, TN. -- Calling hours for Nancy Morris Ely are 6-8 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Hoskins and Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating. Interment will follow in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Ely, 57, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Ely family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2001

ELY, NANCY MORRIS PINEY FLATS, TN -- Services for Nancy Morris Ely will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Hoskins and Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating. Interment will follow in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Ely, 57, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Ely family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2001

FIELDS, GLADYS Gladys Fields, 77, of 19 13th St., Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, in Bristol Nursing Home. A native of Russell County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Bascom and Cynthia Harmon Fields. A retired employee of the Gordon Garment Co., she had lived in Bristol the past 60 years. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one brother: Frazier Fields, Meadowview, VA; a special niece, Cynthia Arnold and her husband Jimmy, Bristol, TN; also seven nieces; seven nephews and several cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Darrell Harmon officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Mt. Olive Cemetery near Lebanon. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steward Fields, Edgar Fields, Trigg Fields, Jimmy Arnold, Don Harris and George Thomas. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the Fields family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2001

FLEENOR, DORA LYNN COMBS CHARLOTTE, NC -- Mrs. Dora Lynn Fleenor, 88, formerly of Abingdon, VA, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Carrington Place Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Alice Dutton Combs. Mrs. Fleenor was a lifelong member of the Wyndale United Methodist Church in Abingdon. She was the first woman to serve as voter registrar in Washington County, VA, and served in this capacity for approximately 30 years. Mrs. Fleenor was very active in the Democratic Party and also served on the library board of the Washington County Public Library for eight years. Mrs. Fleenor was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Fleenor; son, Charles Frederick Fleenor; and one brother, John D. Combs of Warrenton, VA Survivors include three daughters, Betty J. Fleenor of Cincinnati, OH; Norma Genevieve Long of Charlotte; and Carol Gose and husband Aubry of Lexington, SC; one sister: Nell Clark and husband, William of Abingdon; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, with the Rev. Nelson Woody officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carrington Place, 600 Fullwood Lane, Matthews, NC 28106, or to Wyndale United Methodist Church, 16545 Wyndale Road, Abingdon, VA 24210. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mrs. Fleenor. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2001

FLEENOR, DORA LYNN CHARLOTTE, NC -- Graveside services for Mrs. Dora Lynn Fleenor will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, with the Rev. Nelson Woody officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carrington Place, 600 Fullwood Lane, Matthews, NC 28106, or to Wyndale United Methodist Church, 16545 Wyndale Road, Abingdon, VA 24210. Mrs. Fleenor, 88, formerly of Abingdon, Va., died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Carrington Place Nursing Home. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mrs. Fleenor. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2001

FLEENOR, VANCE RICHARD GLADE SPRING, VA -- Mr. Vance Richard Fleenor, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at his home. He was the son of the late H.B. and Sarah Fleenor. He had lived most of his life in Washington County, VA. He is survived by: one sister: Erma Campbell, Damascus, VA; one brother: Earl C. Fleenor, Abingdon, VA; and a close friend and caregiver: Lois Paglasotti, Glade Spring. The service will be private. Friends may call any time at the home of Lois Paglasotti. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620, or the Damascus Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 458, Damascus, VA 24236. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Wellmont Hospice, the Damascus Rescue Squad and Dr. Donald Tarr for all their help during his illness. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Fleenor. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2001

FULLEN, BILLY D. Mr. Billy D. Fullen, 63, of Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice, Bristol, TN. He was a member of the Painter Creek Church of Christ. Survivors: his wife, Frances Fullen; daughters, Mrs. Mark (Debbie) Gaminde, Abingdon, Mrs. Mike (Donna) Fogleman, Abingdon, and Mrs. David (Diana) Gaminde, Charlotte, NC; brothers, Ben Fullen, Alexandria, VA, Jerry Fullen, Bristol, TN, and J.B. Fullen, Mooresville, NC; and grandchildren, Leslie and Joshua Gaminde, Jessica and Madison Gaminde, and Adam and Ashley Fogleman. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Mr. Richard Gaminde, minister, officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be James Ling, Douglas Carrier, Donnie Anderson, Earl Fogleman, Herb Wilkie and Larry Azure. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Reynolds, Bill Whaley, Mackie Prater and Emory Ratliff. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mr. Billy D. Fullen. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2001

FULLEN, BILLY D. Mr. Billy D. Fullen, 63, of Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice, Bristol, TN. He was a member of Painter Creek Church of Christ. Survivors: his wife, Frances Fullen; daughters, Mrs. Mark (Debbie) Gaminde, Abingdon, Mrs. Mike (Donna) Fogleman, Abingdon, and Mrs. David (Diana) Gaminde, Charlotte, NC; brothers, Ben Fullen, Alexandria, Va., Jerry Fullen, Bristol, TN, and J.B. Fullen, Mooresville, NC; and grandchildren, Leslie and Joshua Gaminde, Jessica and Madison Gaminde, and Adam and Ashley Fogleman. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Mr. Richard Gaminde, minister, officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be James Ling, Douglas Carrier, Donnie Anderson, Earl Fogleman, Herb Wilkie and Larry Azure. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Reynolds, Bill Whaley, Mackie Prater and Emory Ratliff. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mr. Billy D. Fullen. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2001

GEDDRAYTIS, EDWARD FRANCIS HAMPTON, GA. -- Edward Francis Gedraytis, 91, formerly of Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, in Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, Jonesboro, Ga. He was a member of the Bristol Elks Lodge \232 and a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. Survivors include one daughter, Diana Thames, Hampton, GA; one son, Edward D. Gedraytis, Lake Waccamaw, NC; one brother, Anthony Gedraytis, Griffin, GA; and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Thomas A. Ianucci officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. The family will greet friends at the gravesite. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh\N3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Gedraytis. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 25, 2001

GEDDRAYTIS, EDWARD FRANCIS HAMPTON, GA -- Graveside services for Edward Francis Geddraytis will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Thomas A. Ianucci officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. The family will greet friends at the graveside. Mr. Gedraytis, 91, formerly of Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, in Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, Jonesboro, GA. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@N3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Gedraytis. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 26, 2001

GILL, MILLARD H. Millard H. Gill, 92, of 9452 Appaloosa Road, Bristol, VA, died on Jan. 5, 2001, at his residence. He was the son of the late Sam and Bertie Cox Gill. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol, VA, area and was a retired farmer. He attended Lighthouse Baptist Church. Survivors include: wife of 60 years, Frances Singleton Gill; son and daughter-in-law, Dewey and Olga Gill of Bristol, VA; brother, Charlie Gill of Bristol, VA, sister, Annis Phillips of Bristol, TN, Granddaughter, Janet Meadows; grandson, James Gill, great-granddaughter, Heather Gill; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Arnold officiating. Committal services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include: James Gill, Tim Moore, Billy Dickson, Greer Phillips, Ben Castle and Steve McCroskey., The family will receive friends on Sunday from 7-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 6, 2001

GILL, MILLARD H. Millard H. Gill, 92, of 9452 Appaloosa Road, Bristol, VA, died on Jan. 5, 2001, at his residence. He was the son of the late Sam and Bertie Cox Gill. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol, VA, area and was a retired farmer. He attended Lighthouse Baptist Church. Survivors include: wife of 60 years, Frances Singleton Gill; son and daughter-in-law, Dewey and Olga Gill of Bristol, VA; brother, Charlie Gill of Bristol, VA, sister, Annis Phillips of Bristol, TN, Granddaughter, Janet Meadows; grandson, James Gill, great-granddaughter, Heather Gill; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Arnold officiating. Committal services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include: James Gill, Tim Moore, Billy Dixon, Greer Phillips, Ben Castle and Steve McCroskey. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 7-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2001

GLOVER, HATTIE ADAMS Hattie Adams Glover, 88, of Bristol, VA, died on Monday evening, Jan. 8, 2001, at the Cambridge House after a lengthy illness. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Nannie Merritt. She attended school in Bristol, TN. She was a retired food service employee with Virginia Intermont College. She was the widow of Henry J. Adams Sr. and J.C. Glover. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Cleo Adams of Bristol, TN; daughter, Shelbie Dunn of Bluff City, TN; sister, Hazel Ashby of Bristol, TN; special nephew and niece, Bill and Elizabeth Merritt of Bristol, TN; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Mountain View Mausoleum with Rev. Niles Kitzmiller officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family wishes anyone attending the graveside service to meet at the cemetery. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2001

GLOVER, HATTIE ADAMS Hattie Adams Glover, 88, of Bristol, VA, died on Monday evening, Jan. 8, 2001, at the Cambridge House after a lengthy illness. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Nannie Merritt. She attended school in Bristol, TN. She was a retired food service employee with Virginia Intermont College. She was the widow of Henry J. Adams Sr. and J.C. Glover. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Cleo Adams of Bristol, Tenn.; daughter, Shelbie Dunn of Bluff City, TN; sister, Hazel Ashby of Bristol, TN; special nephew and niece, Bill and Elizabeth Merritt of Bristol, TN; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Henry J. Adams Jr. Graveside services were conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Mountain View Mausoleum with Rev. Niles Kitzmiller officiating. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2001

GRANT, JOHN ALLEN "JOHNNY" Funeral services for John Allen "Johnny" Grant will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon and Rev. Steve Playl officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Lee Grant, Justin Grant, Phil Gray, Wade Necessary, Ernie Pilkins and Stanley Lingerfelt. Honorary pallbearers include: Mike Grant, Darrell Mallory, Tony Grant, Gary Grant, Dennis Gray, Scott Grant and Mike Gray. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home and other times at 331 Emmett Road, Bristol, TN. Special thanks to Ann Carter, Mike Grant and Mary Walker for their caring and kindness during Johnny's illness. Mr. Grant, of 331 Emmert Road, Bristol, TN, died at his residence on Jan. 19, 2001. He was the son of Emma Lee Davenport Grant and the late George W. Grant and had been back in the Bristol area for 15 years. He had previously worked at DeLaval in Trenton, NJ, and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving besides his mother are: daughters, Wendi Burgstahler of Pennsylvania, Jackie Sesher of Pennsylvania, and Debbie Rose of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Jessie Burgstahler and Amanda, Michael and Melissa; sisters, Mrs. Paul (Evelyn) Gray of Bristol, Tenn., and Mrs. John (Ruth) Necessary; brothers, Donald Grant, Hobart Grant and Fred Grant; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and four brothers, Robert Lewis Grant, G.W. Grant, Hubert Grant and Ted Grant. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 21, 2001

GRANT, JOHN ALLEN "JOHNNY" Funeral services for John Allen "Johnny" Grant will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon and Rev. Steve Playl officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Lee Grant, Justin Grant, Phil Gray, Wade Necessary, Ernie Pilkins and Stanley Lingerfelt. Honorary pallbearers include: Mike Grant, Darrell Mallory, Tony Grant, Gary Grant, Dennis Gray, Scott Grant and Mike Gray. Mr. Grant, of 331 Emmett Road, Bristol, TN, died at his residence on Jan. 19, 2001. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2001

GRAY, LOLA F. Mrs. Lola F. Gray, 95, of Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late David C. Feathers and Fannie Watkins Feathers and the widow of the late James (Jim) A. Gray. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a member of Weaver Union Church. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law: Katherine and Warren Henninger of Bristol, TN son and daughter-in-law: James Lewis and Marie Mabe Gray of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and half sister: Mrs. Clifford (Mary Magdeline) Worley of Lexington, NC. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Union Church with Rev. Lloyd Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers: James Carlyle, Sammy Wood, Lee Hawthorne, Gary Bishop, Dallas Dickens and J. David Witcher. Honorary pallbearers: Ralph Lowe, Charles Melvin, Lawrence Peoples, Walter Wampler, Ralph Oliver and Windom Wilson. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family will receive friends before the committal service in Weaver Cemetery. Friends may register their condolences at the funeral home or residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Weaver Union Church or Radio Station WHCB which Mrs. Gray listened to during her declining years. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2001

GRAY, LOLA F. Funeral services for Mrs. Lola F. Gray will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Union Church with Rev. Lloyd Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Carlyle, Sammy Wood, Lee Hawthorne, Gary Bishop, Dallas Dickens and J. David Witcher. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Lowe, Charles Melvin, Lawrence Peoples, Walter Wampler, Ralph Oliver and Windom Wilson. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family will receive friends before the committal service in Weaver Cemetery. Friends may register their condolences at the funeral home or residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Weaver Union Church or Radio Station WHCB, which Mrs. Gray listened to during her declining years. Mrs. Gray, 95, of Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at her residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2001

GRUBB, JOHN H. KINGSPORT -- Calling hours for John H. Grubb will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home and 5-9 p.m. Monday at the residence. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ron Davis and Reverend Leighton Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Prayer. Pallbearers will be a grandson and nephews, Bryan Gilliam, Chris Browder, Trevor Browder, Scott Trivette, Brent Whitmore and Jerry Quillen. Mr. Grubb, 67, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in the Holston Valley Medical Center. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Grubb family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2001

GRUBB, JOHN H. KINGSPORT -- Funeral service for John H. Grubb will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ron Davis and Reverend Leighton Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Prayer. Pallbearers will be a grandson and nephews, Bryan Gilliam, Chris Browder, Trevor Browder, Scott Trivette, Brent Whitmore and Jerry Quillen. Mr. Grubb, 67, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in Holston Valley Medical Center. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Grubb family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2001

HALL, PAUL GLENN Paul Glenn Hall, 49, 21187 Clear Creek Road, Bristol, VA, died Jan. 5, 2001, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Bristol, VA, and resided there his entire life. He was of the Baptist faith. He was self-employed. He was the son of the late Coy and Cora Hall. He is survived by one son, Paul Glenn Hall II of the home; his ex-wife and close friend, Brenda Hall of Bristol, VA; and two dogs, Molly Gertrude and R. D. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Jan. 6, 2001, at Snyder's Funeral Home, Gray, TN. A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Howard Tester officiating. Snyder's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 6, 2001

HAMBY, PAUL D. Funeral services for Paul D. Hamby will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in True Faith Tabernacle with Rev. Jess Neal and Rev. Tony Hamby officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the True Faith Tabernacle, P. O. Box 412, Piney Flats, TN 37686. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Mr. Hamby, 65, of 400 Shelby St., Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and the son of the late William "Bill" and Annie Thomas Hamby. He was a former tile setter for Rainero Tile Co. and attended True Faith Tabernacle. Mr. Hamby was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Rush. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Hamby; three daughters, Mildred, Joyce and Joy; two stepsons, James and Joey; four sisters, Elizabeth Rush, Dolly Neal, Lillian Clark and Ollie Hammons; and three brothers, James Hamby, John Hamby and Clyde Hamby. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 28, 2001

HAMBY, PAUL D. Funeral services for Paul D. Hamby will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in True Faith Tabernacle with Rev. Jess Neal and Rev. Tony Hamby officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the True Faith Tabernacle, P. O. Box 412, Piney Flats, TN 37686. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Mr. Hamby, 65, of 400 Shelby St., Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at his residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 29, 2001

HARLESS, GRACE A. TRIVETT Grace A. Trivett Harless, 82, of 6920 Highway 421, Bristol, TN, died on Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at National Health Care. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Lee and Nina Belle Hodge Trivett. She was born in San Diego, CA, and moved to Bristol in 1968 from Newark, Del. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of Willard "Bill" Harless. Survivors include: half-brother, Dewey Trivett; half-sister, Pearl Morrison; sister-in-law, Ida Pickle; and several nieces and nephews and great-nephews and great-nieces. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Towers. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Campbell officiating. Committal services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Rooty Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6-7:45 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home prior to the service. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 21, 2001

HARLESS, GRACE A TRIVETT Grace A. Trivett Harless, 82, of 6920 Highway 421, Bristol, TN, died on Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at National Health Care. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Lee and Nina Belle Hodge Trivett. She was born in San Diego, CA, and moved to Bristol in 1968 from Newark, DE. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of Willard "Bill" Harless. Survivors include: half-brothers, Jim Trivett and Dewey Trivett; half-sister, Pearl Morrison; sister-in-law, Ida Pickle; and several nieces and nephews and great-nephews and great-nieces. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Towers. Committal services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Rooty Branch Cemetery. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2001

HARRIS, EVA KATE LLOYD ROGERSVILLE, TN. -- Eva Kate Lloyd Harris, 81, formerly of Bristol, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in McDowell County, WV, she had resided in Rogersville since 1958, moving from Bristol. She was a daughter of the late Taylor N. and Eliza Jane Mullins Lloyd. Mrs. Harris was a seamstress and a member of First Christian Church in Rogersville. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary with the VFW and an active member of the IGLWU until her retirement. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas "Tom" Harris in 1991. Survivors include one daughter, Debra S. Harris of Rogersville; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Jack (Jean) Musgrove, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) Morrell and Elzora Warden, all of Bristol, VA, and Mrs. Bert (Ann) Hayes of Blountville; two brothers, Emmett Lloyd of Abingdon and Paul Lloyd of Bristol, TN; three sisters, Leona Hutton of Bristol, VA, and Pansy Baumgardner and Pearl Hollett, both of Damascus; several step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and special friends, Belle Elkins of Rogersville and Mary Coffey of Morristown, TN. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, VA, with the Rev. Niles Kitzmiller officiating. Active pallbearers will be an honor guard of wildlife officers from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. The family will receive friends at Weaver Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2001

HARRIS, EVA KATE LLOYD ROGERSVILLE, TN -- Graveside services Eva Kate Lloyd Harris will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, VA, with the Rev. Niles Kitzmiller officiating. Active pallbearers will be an honor guard of wildlife officers from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. The family will receive friends at Weaver Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Harris, 81, formerly of Bristol, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2001

HARVEY, VERNON EUGENE KINGSPORT, TN -- Mr. Vernon Eugene Harvey, 91, of 957 Meadow Lane died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Harvey was a native of Selma, KS, but had lived in the Tri-City area for several years. He received his civil engineering degree from Kansas State University and was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, having served as an artillery officer. He also served in the Philippines during World War II. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Louise Harvey. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Bernadette Harvey of Kingsport; and three grandchildren, Beth, Alyson and Sean Harvey. Memorial services will be held later in Arizona. E-mail condolences to the family at akardfh\N3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Harvey. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2001 2001

HAYES, JOHN John Hayes, 86, 402 Hickory Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Kentucky, a son of the late George and Daisy Stephens Hayes and had lived in Bristol for the past 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He founded Hayes Amoco service station, which he owned and operated for 20 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Hayes is survived by his wife, Anna Laura Nagle Hayes; a daughter, Carol Anne Edgy and her husband, David, of Baxley, GA; two sons, John R. Hayes and his wife, Janice, of Johnson City, and George Hayes and his wife, Sara, of Crested Bute, CO; one brother, William Hayes and his wife, Fern, of Viper, KY; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Best officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:50 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Arrangements especially for Mr. Hayes have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 6, 2001

HAYES, JOHN The funeral service for John Hayes will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Best officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:50 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Hayes, 86, 402 Hickory Road, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mr. Hayes have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2001

HAYNES, SHIRLEY REYNOLDS Shirley Reynolds Haynes, 62, of 410 Oakview Ave., Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, daughter of the late Mack and Donzie Nunley Reynolds, a homemaker, a member of the East End Christian Church and the widow of Howell Haynes. She was preceded in death by a daughter and best friend, Joyce; and a sister, Myrtle. Survivors include: four daughters and sons-in-law: Sandy and Ronnie Smith, Patty and Andy Sage, Teresa and Greg Collins and Judy and Jody Davis; son and daughter-in-law, Hal and Diana Haynes; grandchildren: Jason, Tootsie, Bubba, Josh, Tony, Ben and Madison; great-grandson, Logan; special brother; Bob and niece, Linda; brothers: Clayton, Gene, Raymond and Elmer; and son-in-law, Jack Thurston. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Kenneth Littleford officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Greg Collins, Ronnie Smith, Jason Smith, Jody Davis, Ted Sage and James Gross. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2001

HENINGER, FRED W. SALTVILLE, VA -- Mr. Fred W. Heninger, 94, died at the home of his daughter Wednesday, Jan., 24, 2001.Mr. Heninger was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille F. Heninger and two daughters, Phyllis Ann and Linda Sue. Mr. Heninger was a retired employee of the Olin Corp. Survivors: two daughters, Lois Wolfe of Speedwell, VA, and Margaret Breeden of Laurel, MD; one special son-in-law, Eskel Wolfe; two sons, Danny Heninger of Saltville and Graham Heninger of Saltville; three brothers, Steve Heninger of Abingdon, VA, Bill Heninger of Norfolk, VA, and Wiley Heninger of Norfolk; one sister, Laura May Dixon of Galax, VA; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at the D. R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Franklin Chapman and Rev. Bob Briggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Rose Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at the Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 26, 2001

HENSON, AIDFURD C. Aidfurd C. Henson, 66, died Jan. 2, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He had lived in Bristol most of his life. Survivors include wife, Juanita Henson; daughter, Carol Monk, Bluff City, TN; sons, Marion Henson, Bristol, TN, and Richard Henson and Roy Henson, Taylorsville, NC; sister, Bertha Green, Bristol, TN; brothers, Harvey Henson and Bruce Henson, Bristol, TN; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2001

HICKS, KENNETH L. Kenneth L. Hicks, 84, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Piney Flats, TN, a son of the late Samuel T. and Minnie Cross Hicks, and had lived most of his life in Bristol. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served in World War II and the Korean War and attended the University of Tennessee and King College. He was retired from United Telephone System and was a member of Anderson Street United Methodist Church. Mr. Hicks is survived by his wife, Mary Wingard Hicks; a daughter, Diane Lynn Hamlyn of Atlanta, GA; a son, David Michael Hicks of Richmond, VA; and two grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Fleenor officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Anderson Street United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association or to the charity of one's choice. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2001

HICKS, KENNETH L. The funeral service for Kenneth L. Hicks will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Fleenor officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Anderson Street United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association or to the charity of one's choice. Mr. Hicks, 84, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2001

HICKS, STELLA PAULETTE Stella Paulette Hicks, 47, of 220 Bristol Metals Road No. 28, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at her home after a brief illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Hicks; two daughters, Letisha M. Jessee and Jasmine Bailey, both of Bristol, TN; one son, Eliot C. Hicks, Johnson City, TN; her father, Orville Leonard, Bristol, TN; and her mother, Stella Leonard, Richmond, VA; two sisters, Portia Saunders, Richmond, and Frances Dial, Johnson City. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Forest Hills Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Charles Sherfey officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hicks. Arrangements are incomplete. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2001

HICKS, STELLA PAULETTE Funeral service for Stella Paulette Hicks will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Forest Hills Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Charles Sherfey officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Hicks, 47, of 220 Bristol Metals Road No. 28, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at her home after a brief illness. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hicks. Arrangements are incomplete. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2001

HOBBS, ARDIS A. MOORE Ardis A. Moore Hobbs, 83, of 303 York Drive, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at her home. She was a native of Washington County, VA, and a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Garnett Hobbs; a son, James L. Hobbs; and a daughter, Dorothy E. Chapman. Survivors include: daughter, Betty Jean Hartsell, Sherman, TX, brother, Denver Moore, Floyd, VA; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thurman Chapman officiating. The committal will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Hobbs, Randy Chapman, Allen McCracken, Larry McCracken, Billy Sproles and James Chapman. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 16, 2001

HOBBS, ARDIS A. MOORE Funeral services for Ardis A. Moore Hobbs will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thurman Chapman officiating. The committal will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Walnut Grove Cemetery. We will go in a procession to Walnut Grove Cemetery on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. from Weaver Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jeff Hobbs, Randy Chapman, Allen McCracken, Larry McCracken, Billy Sproles and James Chapman. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home. Mrs. Hobbs, 83, of 303 York Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at her home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2001

HOBBS, VERNON BARKER Vernon Barker Hobbs, 85, of Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Bristol Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, he was a retired maintenance supervisor with the Bristol Tennessee School System. He was founder and served on the Board of Directors of the Kettlefoot Rod and Gun Club and chief instructor of Tennessee Hunter Safety Program. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Roberts Hobbs. Survivors include: two daughters: Mrs. Byron (Virginia "Cooky") Harpold and Mrs. R.B. (Betsy) Frazier; son and daughter-in-law: Vernon and Mary Lou Hobbs; grandchildren: Alan Frazier and Michael Frazier; and nephew: James M. Hobbs. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thomas Quickel officiating. Entombment will follow in the Glenwood Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2001

HOBBS, VERNON BARKER Mr. Vernon Barker Hobbs, 85, of Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Bristol Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, he was a retired maintenance supervisor with the Bristol Tennessee School System. He was founder and served on the Board of Directors of the Kettlefoot Rod and Gun Club and chief instructor of Tennessee Hunter Safety Program. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Roberts Hobbs. Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Byron (Virginia "Cooky") Harpold and Mrs. R.B. (Betsy) Frazier; son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Mary Lou Hobbs; grandchildren, Alan Frazier and Michael Frazier; and nephew, James M. Hobbs. Funeral services for Mr. Hobbs will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thomas Quickel officiating. Entombment will follow in the Glenwood Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2001

HODGE, GARY ALLEN WICHITA, KS. -- Gary Allen Hodge, 61, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. He was born in Bluff City, TN, and was a son of the late Dewey and Lassie Morrell Hodge. He was a retired machinist from Raytheon Corp. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and University of Tennessee sports. Survivors include his wife, Vicky Mobley Hodge; son, Justin Hodge of Wichita; two stepdaughters, Angelia Graves of Findlay, Ohio, and Mitzie Lethcoe of Abingdon, VA; two brothers, Leon Hodge of Bluff City and Dewey "Bud" Hodge of Johnson City, TN; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Christian officiating. The committal service and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harold Routh, Bruce Jones, Robert Harmon, Howard Perry, R. E. Milhorn and R.C. Bradhsaw. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Mr. Hodge have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at ocookfh@Npreferred.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

HODGE, GARY ALLEN WICHITA, KS. -- The funeral service for Gary Allen Hodge will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Christian officiating. The committal service and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harold Routh, Bruce Jones, Robert Harmon, Howard Perry, R. E. Milhorn and R.C. Bradshaw. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201. Mr. Hodge, 61, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001.Arrangements especially for Mr. Hodge have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at ocookfh@Npreferred.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 25, 2001

HODGE, ORVILLE "SHORTY" Orville H. "Shorty" Hodge, 65, of Bristol, TN, died on Wednesday at Wellmont Hospice House. He was a native of Sullivan County and a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was retired from Conoco and of the Baptist faith. Survivors: his wife of 30 years, Barbara Hodge; four daughters, Patricia Beach, Bristol, VA, Wanda Bentley, Kingsport, TN, Yvonne Dillard, Bristol, TN, and Phyllis Byrd, Gate City, VA; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Ann Branson; brothers, Roger Hodge, Bristol, TN, and Paul Hodge, Bristol, VA; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and one aunt. Funeral service will be conducted on Friday evening at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Howard Campbell will officiate. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Robbie Nelson, Jay Warren Bentley, Mark Dillard, Michael Dillard, James Byrd and Mike Dobbins. Honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law, John Beach, J.W. Bentley, Tom Dillard and Jim Byrd. The committal service will be on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Rooty Branch Cemetery in Bristol, TN. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday at the Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2001

HODGE, ORVILLE H. "SHORTY" Funeral service for Orville H. "Shorty" Hodge will be conducted on Friday evening at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Howard Campbell will officiate. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Robbie Nelson, Jay Warren Bentley, Mark Dillard, Michael Dillard, James Byrd and Mike Dobbins. Honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law, John Beach, J.W. Bentley, Tom Dillard and Jim Byrd. The committal service will be on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Rooty Branch Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday at the Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Hodge, 65, of Bristol, TN, died on Wednesday at Wellmont Hospice House. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2001

HODGE, ORVILLE H. "SHORTY" The committal service for Orville H. "Shorty" Hodge will be on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Rooty Branch Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Hodge, 65, of Bristol, Tenn., died on Wednesday at Wellmont Hospice House. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2001

HOPSON, EDITH MACMILLAN Edith MacMillan Hopson, 95, of Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in National Health Care Center of Bristol. Mrs. Hopson was a native of Bristol, TN, a graduate of Tennessee High School, Centenary College in Cleveland, TN, and studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She was active for many years in Musical Circles and was past president of the Bristol Music Club, past regent of the Fort Chiswell Chapter D.A.R. and the former Madam Russell Chapter. She held various offices in the 1900 Study Club, the New Era Club and was an active member of the Bristol Humane Society. Mrs. Hopson was a member of State Street United Methodist Church where she was active in the Women's Work. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. William H. Hopson in 1985. Mrs. Hopson is survived by her son, Donald Hopson of Plano, TX. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Shelby Hills Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dearing officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to State Street United Methodist Church, the Bristol Life Saving Crew or the Bristol Humane Society. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hopson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 23, 2001

HOPSON, EDITH MACMILLAN Graveside services for Edith MacMillan Hopson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Shelby Hills Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dearing officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to State Street United Methodist Church, the Bristol Life Saving Crew or the Bristol Humane Society. Mrs. Hopson, 95, of Bristol, VA, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in National Health Care Center of Bristol. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Hopson family at akardfh@N 3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hopson

HORNE, MILDRED CARRIER The funeral service for Mildred Carrier Horne will be conducted at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce DeVoe and Rev. David Burton officiating. The committal service and entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Art Powers, Matthew Carrier, Cameron Horne, Steve Rainey, Steve McCracken, Regis Stiltner, Lee Killaby and Randy Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be John Molley, Melvin Boyd, Wallace Coffey, Lewis Hale, Tom English, Bill Hall, Joe Hudson, Dr. T.C. Greene and Dr. Boccarossa. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Monday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Wellmont Hospice House and to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Horne, 56, of 120 Ridge Road, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Wellmont Hospice House. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Horne have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2001

HORNE, MILDRED GENEVA CARRIER The funeral service for Mildred Geneva Carrier Horne will be conducted at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce DeVoe and Rev. David Burton officiating. The committal service and entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Art Powers, Matthew Carrier, Cameron Horne, Steve Rainey, Steve McCracken, Regis Stiltner, Lee Killaby and Randy Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be John Molley, Melvin Boyd, Wallace Coffey, Lewis Hale, Tom English, Bill Hall, Joe Hudson, Dr. T.C. Greene and Dr. Boccarossa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Wellmont Hospice House and to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Horne, 56, of 120 Ridge Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Wellmont Hospice House. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Horne have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2001

HUCKABY, BOBBY GENE KNOXVILLE, TN -- Graveside services for Bobby Gene Huckaby will be conducted on Thursday at noon at the National Cemetery in Johnson City, TN, with Rev. Jerry Stout officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post \6975. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Friends may visit at the home of Debbie Ingle of 6605 Reedy Creek Road, Bristol, VA. Mr. Huckaby, 68, of 4915 Strawberry Plains Pike, died Jan. 7, 2001. He was a native of Powell, TN, and was formerly employed by Tennessee Guardrail. He was the son of Mildred Burnette Huckaby and the late Homer Lee Huckaby. Survivors, besides his mother, include: daughters, Darlene Quillen Bowman of Bristol, VA, and Debbie Ingle of Bristol, VA; stepsons, Brad Harding of Blaine, TN, and Scott Johnson of Blaine, TN; sister, Betty Thomas of Knoxville, TN; brothers, Roy Huckaby of Knoxville, Carl Huckaby of Knoxville, and Ronnie Huckaby of Tampa, FL; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Kitt. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2001

HUDSON, CHARLES JUNIOR Charles Junior Hudson, 73, of Bristol, TN, died on Jan. 8, 2001, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was the son of the late George and Mary Cagle Hudson. He was retired from J.C. Adams Construction Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie L. Neal Hudson. Survivors include: children, Charles Hudson of Middlebrook, Va., Louise Carter of Bristol, Tenn., Kathy Leffew of Bristol, TN, and Teresa Brown of Bristol, TN; sisters, Helen Bowman and Mary Leonard; sister-in-law, Nell Hudson; significant others, Kim Redding (like a daughter) of Middlebrook, Roy Carter (son-in-law) of Bristol, TN, Jack Neal (brother-in-law) of Bristol, TN, Bill Leffew (son-in-law) of Bristol, TN, and Frank Royston (lifelong friend); grandchildren, Randy Hodge, Chris Hudson, Lisa Hudson, Shawn Leffew, Stephanie Leffew, Brad Carter and Timm Bibbazada; great-grandchildren, Katilyn Hodge, Kelsey Hodge, Tyler Hudson, Taylor Hudson, Christopher Vestal, Julie Pack, Trevor Pack, Caleb Leffew, Allen Collins Jr. and Richard Collins. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland and Rev. Jack Bowery officiating. Interment will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Clyde Collins, Randy Hodge, Sam Brooks, Richard Pierce, Mark Michales, Roy Carter, Frank Royston and Bryan Lowe. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2001

HUDSON, CHARLES JUNIOR Funeral services for Charles Junior Hudson will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland and Rev. Jack Bowery officiating. Interment will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Clyde Collins, Randy Hodge, Sam Brooks, Richard Pierce, Mark Michales, Roy Carter, Frank Royston and Bryan Lowe. Mr. Hudson, 73, of Bristol, Tenn., died on Jan. 8, 2001, at his residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2001

HUMPHREYS, GENEVA ANN PICKLE ELIZABETHTON, TN -- Geneva Ann Pickle Humphreys, 53, of 627 Highway 91, died at her residence on Monday. She was a native of Sullivan County, TN, a lifelong resident of the Bristol and Elizabethton areas, a former employee of Bristol Health Care Center and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include sons: Lester Humphreys, William Humphreys and Charlie Humphreys, all of Bristol, TN; sisters: Grace Turner, Nora Pickle of Bristol, TN, and Laura Hale, Bluff City, TN; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jesse Neal officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. The grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2001

HYATT, JAMES ROBERT Sr. James Robert Hyatt Sr., 69, of 928 Bethel Drive, Bristol, TN, went to be with Jesus on Jan. 6, 2001. He was the son of the late Robert and Carrie Carr Hyatt and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a former employee of Flavorich and was a member of the Assemblies of Jesus Church of Bristol, TN. Survivors include: wife of 48 years, Marcella Hyatt of Bristol, TN.; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Terry Mitchell of Bristol, Tenn., Gloria and Johnny Bolling of Bristol, TN., and Faith Mitchell of Bristol, VA; sons, James Hyatt Jr. and wife, Nancy, of Bristol, TN, and Steven Hyatt of Orlando, FL; five grandchildren, Harless Wyatt, Leslie Smith, Joshua and Whitney Mitchell and Heather Hand; two great-grandchildren, Lauryn Jones and Autumn Hand; and five sisters. Graveside services will be conducted on Monday at 3 p.m. at New Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Piney Flats, TN, with brother Junior Love and brother Jeff Johnson officiating. Pallbearers include, Howard Cross, Terry Mitchell, Johnny Bolling, Jason Hand, Harless Wyatt and Joshua Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers include: Steve Lewis and Eddie Wyatt. The family will receive friends on Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home and on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at 889 Bethel Drive, Bristol, Tenn. There will be a funeral procession leaving the funeral home at 2 p.m. on Monday. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2001

HYDER, NANCY SUE PINEY FLATS, TN-- Nancy Sue "Susie" Hyder, 62, formerly of Highway 11E, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness. A native of Sullivan County, she had lived in Illinois most of her life. she was the daughter of the late H.A. and Iva Cleo Hall Hyder. She was a member of Edgefield United Methodist Church. Miss Hyder was a former employee of Hanjin Shipping Co. in Chicago, Ill., as a supervisor. She was preceded in death by a brother, John H. Hyder; and a sister, Willie D. Platt. Survivors include three sisters, Cleo Tengroth of Elmhurst, IL, Peggy Smith of Johnson City and Marie E. Mohler of Piney Flats; and one brother, Earnest B. Hyder of Piney Flats. Several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Rev. Richard Bawgus officiating. Graveside services and interment will be a 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Edgefield United Methodist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Eric Mohler, Kenneth Ray Harrison II, Earl Jenkins, Ike Mohler, Brad Jenkins and Steve Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Mohler, David Tengroth, John Osborne, Earnest Osborne, Wesley Mohler and Steven McGarrett Ferguson. Everyone will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, or the home of a sister, Marie E. Mohler, 6292 Highway 11E, Piney Flats at any time. Those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, may make memorials in memory of Miss Hyder to Carter County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644, or American Diabetic Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Ave., Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215. Funeral arrangements by Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2001

JACKSON, WILLIAM EVERETT "BILL" William Everette "Bill" Jackson, 57, of Bristol, VA, went to rest high on the mountain on Friday, Jan. 5, 2001. He lived his life for his family and the loss of his smile and his joy leaves a gaping hole in the hearts of those who love him. He was a humble and hard-working man who was a loyal employee of Reynolds Metals Co. (now Ball Inc.) for 30 years. He is survived by his devoted wife of 38 years, Christine; a son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Sherri Jackson of Christiansburg, VA; a daughter and son-in-law, Chesley and Van Gresham of Salem, VA; four grandchildren, Conner, Camden, Ryan and Alicia; his mother, Virginia Jackson Harrington of Bristol; mother-in-law, Nourine Greene of Bristol; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Curt and Marilyn Jackson of Abingdon, VA, and Larry and Anne Jackson of Atlanta, GA; a stepbrother and stepsister-in-law, Winston and Debbie Harrington of Bristol, VA; a stepsister and stepbrother-in-law, Betty and Jeff Wiggs of Kingsport, TN; two nieces and two nephews; and countless friends and acquaintances. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Lewis officiating. Committal service will be Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Pallbearers will be Charlie Whiteaker, Phil Rutter, Robert Jackson, Mike Jackson, Stanley Hinson and Matt Shy. Honorary pallbearers will be all employees of the Ball Corp. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Akard Funeral Home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of your choice. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Jackson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 6, 2001

JACKSON, WILLIAM EVERETT "BILL" Funeral services for William Everette "Bill" Jackson will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Lewis officiating. Committal service will be Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Pallbearers will be Charlie Whiteaker, Phil Rutter, Robert Jackson, Mike Jackson, Stanley Hinson and Matt Shy. Honorary pallbearers will be all employees of the Ball Corp. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Akard Funeral Home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of your choice. Mr. Jackson, 57, of Bristol, Va., went to rest high on the mountain on Friday, Jan. 5, 2001. E-mail condolences for the family may be sent to akardfh\N 3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Jackson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2001

JACKSON, WILLIE LONZIE "LON" Mr. Willie Lonzie "Lon" Jackson, 92, of 183 Olden St., Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at his residence. Born in Meadowview, VA, to the late Charles Oscar and Lou Ella Jackson, he moved to Bristol some 55 years ago. His brothers, Garnett (Collie), Alfred, Reece, Charlie and Edward Jackson along with sisters Edith Powers, Lillian Litton, Ollie Moore and Ethel Spears preceded him in death. He was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church and retired from Norfolk and Western Railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. His wife of 56 years, Vivian E. Musser Jackson, survives him along with a son, Glenn and his wife Donna Jackson of Kingsport, TN. His two sisters, Mildred Francisco of Norfolk, VA, and Maureen Elva Haga of Bristol, TN, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon with Dr. Tony Collins officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 Wednesday evening in the Castle Funeral Home. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Jackson Family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2001

JACKSON, WILLIE LONZIE "LON" Mr. Willie Lonzie "Lon" Jackson, 92, of 183 Olen St., Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at his residence. Born in Meadowview, VA, to the late Charles Oscar and Lou Ella Jackson, he moved to Bristol some 55 years ago. His brothers, Garnett (Coolie), Alfred, Reece, Charlie and Edward Jackson along with sisters Edith Powers, Lillian Litton, Ollie Moore and Ethel Spears preceded him in death. He was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church and retired from Norfolk and Western Railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. His wife of 56 years, Vivian E. Musser Jackson, survives him along with a son, Glenn and his wife Donna Jackson of Kingsport, Tenn. His two sisters, Mildred Francisco of Norfolk, VA, and Elva Maureen Haga of Bristol, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in the Knollkreg Memorial Park at 2 p.m. with Dr. Tony Collins officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 Wednesday evening in the Castle Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church, 327 Mary St., Bristol, VA 24201, Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201, or American Diabetic Association, 2788 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Jackson Family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2001

JOHNSON, ANNA MAE Anna Mae Johnson of 605 Rose St., Bristol, TN, died Jan. 7, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the late George and Mattie Hudson and had moved to Bristol from Johnson City 35 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Cash Hollow Baptist Church. She was the widow of Lewis Johnson. Survivors include: sons, Charlie Johnson of Bristol, TN, and Johnny Johnson of Bristol, TN; stepchildren, Ben Johnson of Okeechobee, FL, and Erwin Johnson of Wise, VA; two grandchildren; and brother, Junior Hudson of Bristol, TN. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Salyers and Rev. Jack Bowery officiating. Committal services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2001

JOHNSON, ANNA MAE Committal services for Anna Mae Johnson will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN. Mrs. Johnson, of 605 Rose St., Bristol, TN., died Jan. 7, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2001

JOHNSON, THEODER "BOOB" Theoder (Boob) Johnson of Bristol, TN, died Jan. 18, 2001, in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. Mr. Johnson was a devoted husband of the late Carrie Bell Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a native of Abingdon. At an early age, his family moved to Bristol, VA, where he attended Ninth Street Presbyterian School and graduated from Douglass High School. He served in the United States Navy and fought in the South Pacific during World War II. Following his honorable discharge from military service, Mr. Johnson returned to Bristol and was employed at Bristol Tennessee Electric Systems after 26 years. He was a dedicated and active member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees for over 26 years as treasurer and was a member of the United Methodist Men. Mr. Johnson is survived by four nephews and three nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at John Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Daniels, Pastor Jacqueline Oxendine, Rev. James H. McDaniel Sr., Rev. Dr. W. A. Johnson and Pastor Ann Johnson officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home. Military honors will be furnished by DAV Chapter No. 40. Pallbearers will be the United Methodist Men. Family visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. Robinson Mortuary Inc. is serving the family of Mr. Theoder (Boob) Johnson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2001

JONES, MARSHALL BLUFF CITY, TN -- Marshall Jones, 87, of 444 Cedar St. died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Jonesville, VA, he was the son of the late Everett Bruce and Odessa Gertrude Smith Jones. He was a member of Bluff City United Methodist Church. Survivors include: his wife, Margaret Nell Carrier Jones of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Wayne Bell of Bristol, TN; one son and daughter-in-law, James Marshall (Jimmy) and Suzanne Jones of Bluff City; two sisters, Eva Salyer of Nashville, TN, and Virginia Adcock of Sevierville, TN; one grandson. Wayne Bell Jr. of Topeka, KS; and one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Allison Anne and Kevin Dillard of Murphysboro, IL. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, from Morningview Cemetery, Bluff City, with Rev. Robert (Bob) Edmonds officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 2:50 p.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bluff City United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 190, Bluff City, TN 37618. Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 26, 2001

KEIRSTEAD, ROBERT W. Robert W. Keirstead, 69, of Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Keirstead was a native of Waltham, Mass., and a graduate of Waltham High School. He served four years in the Air Force and attended Northeast University and the University of New York at Sony. He worked for 20 years in management at International Harvestor. He also worked for Campbell Corporation, Goodpasture Motors and Century 21 Realty in Bristol. He was former owner of the Bristol Flowerama. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bristol YMCA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Ola Keirstead and brother, Clifford Keirstead. Survivors include his wife, Sallyann Keirstead; three daughters, Denise Kennedy, Oak Ridge, TN, Diana Billington, Uxbridge, Mass., and Kathleen Lambert, Maryville, TN; two sons, Major Robert Keirstead, Wichita, KS, and Michael Keirstead, Alpharetta, GA; 11 grandchildren, Eric and Sally Wedel, Devon Billington, Sean, Kyle and Ryan Kennedy, Renee, Sara and Tina Lambert and Katie and Matthew Keirstead; daughters-in-law, Leanne Keirstead, Wichita, and Leeanne Keirstead, Alpharetta; sons-in-law, Ed Kennedy, Oak Ridge, Ralph Billington, Uxbridge and Keith Lambert, Maryville; four brothers, including his twin, Dick Keirstead, Guilford, CT, Charles Keirstead, Waltham, Mass., Edna Corazzini, Lexington, Mass., and Betty Connerney, Waltham. A Funeral Mass will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Rev. Thomas A. Ianucci and Rev. Mr. Harry Hall will officiate. A private entombment will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Columbarium. The family will receive friends at St. Anne's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bristol YMCA, 400 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN 37620, St. Anne's Catholic School, 300 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201, or to the Outpatient Dialysis Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center, 1 Medical Park Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Keirstead. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2001

KEIRSTEAD, ROBERT W. A Funeral Mass for Robert W. Keirstead will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Rev. Thomas A. Ianucci and Rev. Mr. Harry Hall will officiate. A private entombment will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Columbarium. The family will receive friends at St. Anne's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bristol YMCA, 400 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN 37620, St. Anne's Catholic School, 300 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201, or to the Outpatient Dialysis Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center, 1 Medical Park Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Keirstead, 69, of Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Keirstead. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2001

KIDD, MARY MAYS Mary Mays Kidd of Bristol, TN, died on Tuesday at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Russell County, VA, and had lived most of her life in the Bristol area. She was a former employee of Gordon Garment Co. and was retired from L.C. King Co. She was a devoted Christian for many years. She was the widow of Ralph "Dick" Kidd and a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include sister, Lucille Trinkle of Bristol, TN; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and one special niece, Lois Fleenor, Bristol, TN. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Catherine Fleenor, Effie Davenport and Nannie Bell Lawson; and four brothers, Charles, William, Fred and Verlin Mays. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Shelby Hills Cemetery with Jack L. Stevens, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

KIDD, MARY MAYS Graveside services for Mary Mays Kidd will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Shelby Hills Cemetery with Jack L. Stevens, minister, officiating. Mrs. Kidd of Bristol, TN, died on Tuesday at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 25, 2001

LEWIS, JEROME PAUL CROSSVILLE, TN -- Jerome Paul Lewis, 64, died Dec. 31, 2000, in Chattanooga, TN. He was born July 7, 1936, in Burlington, MI, and was a deputy sheriff with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. Survivors: wife, Alene Lewis, Crossville; sons, Michael Lewis, Battle Creek, MI, Jerome Lewis Jr., Crossville, Stanley Lewis, Battle Creek, and John Albert Weiler, Crossville; daughters, Rebecca Jane Patton, Crossville, Michelle Bost, Crossville, Stephanie Cunningham, Bristol, TN, Kathy Stevens, Bristol, TN, and Eleashea Curry, Crossville; many foster children; 31 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, Everett Finley and Dora Jane Lewis; daughter, Laura Ann Hinton; and son, John Allen Lewis. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Crossville Memorial Chapel with Junior Pugh and Dwayne Wagner officiating. Graveside services were Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in Anderson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Maynard, Raymond Maynard, Paul Presley, Bud Presley, Ron Wagner and Paul Wagner. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 in the funeral home. Special care provided by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home in Crossville, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2001

MALONE, HERMAN AARON BLUFF CITY, TN -- Herman Aaron Malone, 59, of 119 Hillcest Road, died on Jan. 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of the late Fred and Cornelia Carr Malone and was the former owner and operator of Tri-City Printing. He was a charter member of Hillcest Independent Baptist Church and a graduate of Mary Hughes High School where he was active in athletics. Survivors include: wife, Kathie Plank Malone; son, Todd Malone of Bluff City; sister, Hallie McInturff of Elizabethton, TN Brothers, Harold Malone of Elizabethton, T.F. Malone of Limestone, TN, and Eugene Malone of Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Crusenberry and Rev. Steven Scalf officiating. Committal services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Todd Malone, Tex Scalf, Harvey Crusenberry, Frank Hunt, John McKamey, Chad Miller and Parthena Miller. Honorary pallbearers include: Stephen Hunt, Derrick Plank and Ralph Hicks. The family will receive friends on Friday following the service until 8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home and other times at the home of Todd Malone, 123 Hillcrest Drive, Bluff City, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2001

MALONE, HERMAN AARON BLUFF CITY, TN -- Committal services for Herman Aaron Malone will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Todd Malone, Tex Scalf, Harvey Crusenberry, Frank Hunt, John McKamey, Chad Miller and Parthena Miller. Honorary pallbearers include: Stephen Hunt, Derrick Plank and Ralph Hicks. Mr. Malone, 59, of 119 Hillcest Road, died on Jan. 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2001

MARSHALL, ESTA DINGUS KINGSPORT, TN -- Esta Dingus Marshall, 96, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Sunbridge Hillside Nursing Home. She was born in Scott County, VA, May 27, 1904. She was a member of Bethany Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Marshall; a son, Ralph Marshall; and a daughter, Mavis Marshall. Surviving are two daughters, Zillah Gillenwater of Savannah, Ga., and Arlene Cowden of Kingsport; two sons, Olis Marshall of Butler and Kenneth Marshall of Bluff City; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leta Faye Pippin and Patricia Bailey; and a brother, Arnold Cox. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Nation officiating. Interment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 21, 2001

MARSHALL, ESTA DINGUS KINGSPORT, TN -- Services for Esta Dingus Marshall will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Nation officiating. Interment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Marshall, 96, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Sunbridge Hillside Nursing Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2001

MARTIN, RAY SHADY VALLEY, TN -- Mr. Ray Martin, 79, of 180 Martin Lane, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. Mr. Martin was a native of Johnson County and was a son of the late John and Lennis Lula Jones Martin. He was a farmer and attended the Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. Survivors: wife: Mrs. Vera Martin of the home; one son and wife, Dean and Doris Martin, Shady Valley; one daughter and husband, Elizabeth and Mick Farmer, Creston, NC; one sister, Faye Sluder, Shady Valley; four grandchildren: Rebecca McGlothlin, Elizabethton, TN, Paul Martin, Shady Valley, Nathan Farmer, Tacoma, WA, and Anthony Farmer, Creston; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee McGlothlin, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday from the Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley, with Dr. Thomas Peake and Rev. Mike Farmer officiating. Burial will be in the Gentry Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Thursday from the Chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home. Friends may call at the residence, 180 Martin Lane, Shady Valley, at any time. Percy-Hux Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2001

MAYNARD, THELMA E. BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Mrs. Thelma E. Maynard, 93, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Maynard attended First Baptist Church of Bristol, VA. Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn M. Gamage of Blountville; and one son, Harry D. Maynard of Cashiers, NC Also surviving are five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Bristol, VA, with Dr. W. Rand Forder officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Maynard. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2001

MAYNARD, THELMA E. BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- A memorial service for Mrs. Thelma E. Maynard will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Bristol, VA, with Dr. W. Rand Forder officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation at Akard Funeral Home. Mrs. Thelma E. Maynard, 93, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at her home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Maynard. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2001

MILLARD, CLARENCE THURMAN Clarence Thurman Millard, 79, of 2526 Bay St. Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Washington County, VA, son of the late James Martin Millard and Della Mae Smith Millard. He retired from Burlington Industries and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was known as a stringed instrument maker, especially fond of mandolins and was presented Special Contributor Award by the Birth Place of Country Music Alliance on Jan. 9, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Zella Shaffer Millard; son, Larry W. Millard of Athens, GA; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Goldsleger of Athens; brothers: Buford Millard of Mendota, VA, Charles Millard of Bristol, VA, Douglas Millard of Quinwood, WV, and William (Bill) Millard of Bristol, VA; sister, Beatrice Millard Ingle of Mendota; and grandson, David Millard of Athens. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Guy Millard, James Martin Millard and Ralph Allen Millard. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Cook officiating. Committal services will follow the funeral service in Weaver Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until service time on Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2001

MILLER, SANDRA BABB Sandra Babb Miller, 51, of Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Rush-Copley Medical Center in Naperville, IL. She was a native of Water Valley, MS, and had lived in Memphis, TN, Denver, CO, and California prior to moving to Chicago in July of 1993. She was a graduate of Bruce, Mississippi, High School. She had been an employee of the former General Foods, now Kraft Foods, for 30 years and most recently was the region customer service manager in Northlake, IL. She attended Crossroads Church in Naperville. Survivors include her husband, Lee Miller; one son, Daniel Lee Miller of the home; her mother, Margie Jenkins Smith of Water Valley; her father, Hugene Babb of Bruce, MS,; stepmother, Erma Babb of Bruce, MS; stepfather, Max Smith of Water Valley; sister, Dr. Marsha Moore of Scottsdale, AZ; brother-in-law, Mark Moore of Scottsdale; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. James D. and Ruth Miller, of Bristol, VA; nephew, David Moore; and several aunts and uncles. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, VA, with the Rev. John C. Cowell officiating. Entombment will follow. The family will receive friends in the chapel following the service. A memorial service in Naperville will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sandra B. Miller Memorial Fund, Firstar Bank, White Eagle, 4455 Montgomery Road, Naperville, IL 60564. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Miller have been made through Blevins Funeral Home, Bristol, Va. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to blvinsfh@ preferred. com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 23, 2001

MILLER, SANDRA BABB The funeral service for Sandra Babb Miller will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, VA, with the Rev. John C. Cowell officiating. Entombment will follow. The family will receive friends in the chapel following the service. A memorial service in Naperville will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sandra B. Miller Memorial Fund, Firstar Bank, White Eagle, 4455 Montgomery Road, Naperville, IL 60564. Mrs. Miller, 51, of Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Rush-Copley Medical Center in Naperville, IL. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Miller have been made through Blevins Funeral Home, Bristol, VA. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to blvinsfh@N preferred. com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

MOODY, OPAL ELIZABETH LEWIS KINGSPORT, TN -- Opal Elizabeth Lewis Moody, 78, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Meadowview, VA, and lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was a member of Kingsport Methodist Church. Opal is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, James W. Moody Sr.; and by her six children: James W. Moody Jr., Shirley Krell, E.G. Moody and wife Mary Frances, Linda Christian and husband Phillip, Lewis Moody and wife Nancy, and T. Glen Moody and wife Deb, all of the Kingsport and Bristol areas. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; by a brother, Ed Lewis of Kingsport; and a special sister-in-law, Lucille Fentz. Opal was preceded in death by her parents, James G. Lewis and Mattie Kestner Lewis; brothers, John Lewis and Dave Lewis; and by a great-granddaughter, Summer Quillen. The Moody family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Richard Ratliff and Rev. Paul Moody officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gunnings Cemetery with Rev. Tim Adkins officiating. Pallbearers will be Josh Moody, Jason Moody, Michael Ray, Michael Ray, Michael Burnette, Russell Cornett and Randy Phelps. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity or church of the donor's choice. Hamlett-Dobson is serving the Moody family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2001

MOODY, OPAL ELIZABETH LEWIS KINGSPORT, TN -- Opal Elizabeth Lewis Moody, 78, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Meadowview, Va., and lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was a member of Kingsport Methodist Church. Opal is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, James W. Moody Sr.; and by her six children: James W. Moody Jr., Shirley Krell, E.G. Moody and wife, Mary Frances, Linda Christian and husband, Phillip, Lewis Moody and wife, Nancy, and T. Glen Moody and wife, Deb, all of the Kingsport and Bristol areas. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; by a brother, Ed Lewis of Kingsport; and a special sister-in-law, Lucille Fentz. Opal was preceded in death by her parents, James G. Lewis and Mattie Kestner Lewis; brothers, John Lewis and Dave Lewis; and by a great-granddaughter, Summer Quillen. The Moody family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Richard Ratliff and Rev. Paul Moody officiating. Graveside services for Opal Elizabeth Lewis Moody will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gunnings Cemetery with Rev. Tim Adkins officiating. Pallbearers will be Josh Moody, Jason Moody, Michael Ray, Michael Burnette, Russell Cornett and Randy Phelps. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2001

MURRAY, FREDERICK "FRED" W. Frederick "Fred" W. Murray Jr., 81, of Bristol, VA, died on Jan. 31, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Frederick and Margaret Bordley Murray and had been in the Bristol area for around forty years. He was a member of First Christian Church where he served as custodian for 27 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Wright Murray. Survivors include: daughters, Helen Elizabeth Brewer of Washington County, VA, and Joyce Snead of Bristol, VA; son, Frederick "Rick" Murray III of Loxahatchee, FL.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Wright Murray. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 7 p.m. at First Christian Church with Rev. John Thrasher and Rev. Carl Young officiating. Committal services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Grandchildren and friends will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2001

NIKELL, DAVID WAYNE David Wayne Nickell, 59, of 39 Deertrack Lane, Bristol, VA, passed away at his home, Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. David was born in Atlanta, MO, to Anna G. Nickell and the late David A. Nickell, Aug. 20, 1941. The family moved to Burlington, Iowa, in 1942. Dave attended schools in Burlington. As a teenager and youth, he was active in Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts. He earned his God and Country Award in 1956. Dave earned an associate degree at Burlington Junior College in 1961. He attended the University of Iowa for two years before the military interrupted his education. He served in the U.S. Army with the First Infantry Division as a medical specialist, serving in South Vietnam. On his return from military service, Dave enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan College. He graduated in May 1972 with a bachelor's degree in economics and business administration, Dave worked for Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., as a scientist in quality control with the Atomic Energy Commission Operations for seven years. The family moved to Belvedere, IL, in 1973, where he worked for Sundstrand Corporation as a quality engineering manager for five years. He then moved to Bristol, VA, in 1978, where he proceeded with his career in quality control as quality manger and as director of quality assurance before moving into the field of sales and marketing. He has worked for Bristol Compressors 23 years. Dave was director of international sales from 1992 to 2000. Dave was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Burlington. He was a member of American Legion Post 52 of Burlington, and the American Society for Quality Control. He was a member of the Bristol Virginia Planning Commission from 1992 to 1999. Dave was active in Scouting in Bristol during the 1980s. Survivors include: wife of 33 years, Deborah Nickell; son and daughter-in-law, Cale and Kimberly Nickell of Christiansburg, VA; granddaughter, Kelly Nickell of Christiansburg; mother, Anna Nickell of Burlington; sister, Norma Bloom of Lawrence, KS; uncle, Jim Nickell; three aunts; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Carl Young officiating. The family will receive friends following the service or any other time at 39 Deertrack Lane, Bristol, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wesley Plaza Suite 4, 2573 Wesley St., Johnson City, TN 37601. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 25, 2001

NICKELL, DAVID WAYNE A memorial service for David Wayne Nickell will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Carl Young officiating. The family will receive friends following the service or any other time at 39 Deertrack Lane, Bristol, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wesley Plaza Suite 4, 2573 Wesley St., Johnson City, TN 37601. Mr. Nickell, 59, of 39 Deertrack Lane, Bristol, VA., passed away at his home Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 26, 2001

NORMAN, VERA PIPPIN Funeral services for Vera Pippin Norman will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, in Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Alan Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. Mrs. Norman, 87, of Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville, TN. Mrs. Norman was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by her husband, James Charles Norman. Survivors include one son, Bobby Norman of Bristol, TN; two sisters, Hazel Vicars of Mendota, VA, and Eva Vicars of Kingsport, TN; one granddaughter, Debbie Kelly of Charleston, WV; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Nathan Kelly; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Norman of Bristol, Tenn. Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Norman. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2001

NORMAN, VERA PIPPIN Funeral services for Vera Pippin Norman will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, in Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Alan Chapman officiating. Mrs. Norman, 87, of Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville, TN. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Norman family at akardfh@ 3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Norman. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 23, 2001

OLINGER, LAKE BLANCHARD Lake Blanchard Olinger, 97, of Bristol, VA, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 20, 2001, at National Health Care after a brief illness. He was born in Scott County, VA, on Nov. 7, 1903, the son of David and Martha Shankle Olinger. He was a farmer for many years, then moved to Bristol, TN, and retired from Buchanan-Massengill. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his first wife, Nannie Bell Castle Olinger; and his second wife, Ethel Harper Olinger; as well as six brothers, six sisters and one grandson. Survivors include: daughters, Lena Barnette of Bristol, TN, and Cleva Harrison of Bristol, VA; granddaughter, Cathy Key of Kansas City, MO; grandsons, Darrell Hopkins of Knoxville, TN, Ronald Hopkins of Kansas City, and Greg Heath of Bristol, VA; one great-grandson; two great-grandddaughters; two sons-in-law, Kenneth Barnette and Larry Harrison; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kermit Harper and Rev. Dewey Williams officiating. Singing will be by the Master's Hand. Committal services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Albert Olinger, Glen Olinger, Charles Olinger, Rev. Sam Haynes, Sam Thomas and Jonathan Edwards. Honorary pallbearers include: Rev. Jim Bowden, Freddie Harrison, Earnest Cooper, Warren Mead and J. D. Olinger. Special thanks to the 3rd floor nurses and CNA's at NHC for their wonderful care for our father. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 21, 2001

OLINGER, BLANCHARD Funeral services for Lake Blanchard Olinger will be conducted on Monday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kermit Harper and Rev. Dewey Williams officiating. Singing will be by the Master's Hand. Committal services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Albert Olinger, Glen Olinger, Charles Olinger, Rev. Sam Haynes, Sam Thomas and Jonathan Edwards. Honorary pallbearers include: Rev. Jim Bowden, Freddie Harrison, Earnest Cooper, Warren Mead and J.D. Olinger. The family will receive friends on Monday from 7-8 p.m. prior to the service. Mrs. Olinger, 97, of Bristol, VA, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 20, 2001, at National Health Care after a brief illness. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2001

OLINGER, LAKE BLANCHARD Committal services for Lake Blanchard Olinger will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. allbearers include: Albert Olinger, Glen Olinger, Charles Olinger, Rev. Sam Haynes, Sam Thomas and Jonathan Edwards. Honorary pallbearers include: Rev. Jim Bowden, Freddie Harrison, Earnest Cooper, Warren Mead and J. D. Olinger. Mrs. Olinger, 97, of Bristol, VA, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 20, 2001, at National Health Care after a brief illness. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 23, 2001

OTEY, JUANITA BERRY Funeral services for Juanita Berry Otey will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jackie Cox officiating. Private burial will follow in the Rhudy's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Weaver Funeral Home. Mrs. Otey, 67, of Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2001

PATTY, EDYTHE W. "BUNNY" HENDERSONVILLE, NC -- Edythe W. "Bunny" Patty, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Pardee Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health. She was born Aug. 18, 1917, in Sullivan County, TN, the daughter of the late Michael Webb and Mary Cross Webb. A graduate of Virginia Intermont Junior College and the University of Tennessee, she had taught home economics for several years in Bluff City, TN, Alexandria, VA, and at Virginia Intermont College. On Jan. 7, 1942, she married Clarence R. "Pat" Patty Jr. and together they lived in many locations across the United States. She spent 31 years in Corning, NY, where her husband was employed by Corning Glass Works. In January, 1984, they moved to Flat Rock, and in March 1993, they moved to Carolina Village. Throughout her married life she was active in a variety of roles including church elder, hospital auxiliary member, assistant high school guidance counselor and giving service to the visually impaired. She was a member of St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church in Flat Rock. Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughter, Mary Lisa Abbey and her husband, David B. Abbey of Brevard; her sister, Mrs. Richard E. King Sr. of Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the church. The Rev. John A. Morton will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. John in the Wilderness, Historic Chuch yard Fund, P. O. Box 185, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2001

PERRIGAN, BUSTER STUART Buster Stuart Perrigan, 76, of 391 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in the Cambridge House. He had lived all his life in the Bristol area, and was retired from Farnsworth Plumbing and Heating. He was the son of the late Morris and Rose Perrigan. He is survived by his wife: Marie Hayes Perrigan; daughter: Mrs. Anthony (Rose) Lingerfelt of Bluff City, TN; stepbrother: Tommy Perrigan of Bristol, TN; and granddaughters: Shannon and Amanda Lingerfelt. Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Niles Kitzmiller officiating. The family will receive friends at Weaver Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2001

PHILLIPS, ELIZABETH PIPPIN Funeral services for Elizabeth Pippin Phillips will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric Godfrey and Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating. Committal services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of North Bristol Baptist Church and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, prior to the service. Mrs. Phillips, 92, of Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in National Health Care Center of Bristol. Mrs. Phillips was a member of North Bristol Baptist Church where she was a member of the Doris Hancock Circle and the Alpha Sunday School Class. She was a retired employee of S&H Green Stamp Store and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Mrs. Phillips was the widow of W.J. (Bill) Pippin and Ernest Phillips. Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Cutshaw of Bristol, VA; two granddaughters, Rita Owens of Bristol, VA, and Lisa Mann of Bristol, TN; two great-granddaughters, Stephanie and Amanda Hairston; and one great-grandson, D. J. Mann; four sisters, Jodi Sexton of Knoxville, TN, Helen Jones of Chilhowie, VA, and Virgie Hicks and Juanita Phillips, both of Bristol, TN. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Phillips. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 23, 2001

PHILLIPS, ELIZABETH PIPPIN Committal services for Elizabeth Pippin Phillips will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of North Bristol Baptist Church and friends. Mrs. Phillips, 92, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in National Health Care Center of Bristol. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Phillips family at akardfh@N3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Phillips. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

PHILLIPS, J. L. "LOFTEN" PINEY FLATS, TN -- J.L. (Loften) Phillips, 90, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, in Greystone Health Care Center. Mr. Phillips was owner and operator of Tri-City Boat Dock since 1953, and was a member of Muddy Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary Ann Phillips of Piney Flats. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Wayne Phillips, Janet Maxwell, Vickie Isley, Tammy Grandy and Terry Phillips; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in Blountville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Stocton officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral service at Blountville Funeral Home. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Phillips. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2001

PICKLE, CHARLES FRED "PICK" BLUFF CITY, TN -- Charles Fred " Pick" Pickle, 60, 376 Ryder Church Road, died Friday, Jan 26, 2001, at his home. The son of the late Sanford and Bertha Rhymer Pickle, he had made his home in the Hickory Tree community most of his life. Survivors include one sister, Goldie Fields; and two brothers, Paul Pickle and Claude "Buck" Pickle. Also surviving are two special friends, Tim and Michelle Jones; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Pickle was preceded in death by two sisters, Erma Hinkle and Gladys Lingerfelt. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at the graveside in Shipley Cemetery with Rev. Jack Stevens officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 30, 2001

PICKLE, CHARLES FRED "Pick" BLUFF CITY, TN -- Funeral services for Charles Fred "Pick" Pickle will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at the graveside in Shipley Cemetery with Rev. Jack Stevens officiating. Mr. Pickle, 60, 376 Ryder Church Road, died Friday, Jan 26, 2001, at his home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2001

PICKLE, IDA MAE HARLESS Ida Mae Harless Pickle, 102, of Cambridge House, died on Jan. 29, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, and the daughter of the late Andrew and Hester Harless. She was a charter member of the Senior Sunshine Club, a member of the Shelby Street Church of God and the widow of Daniel Pickle. Survivors include, two daughters, Helen Barger, Bristol, VA, and Geneva Martin, Bristol, TN; son, Tony Pickle, Bristol, VA; brother, Walter Harless, Bristol, TN; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Norris officiating. The committal service will follow in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Pallbearers will be Stefan Martin, John Murray, Bud Montgomery, Ernie Fleenor, David Sharrett, William Montgomery, Conway Tester, Gary Kestner, a great-grandson, Cody Blair, and a great-great-grandson, Tallis Snodgrass. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Sherrill, Preston Kestner, Dennis Blair, Lindy Mumpower and Bob Crowell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2001

PICKLE, IDA MAE HARLESS Funeral services for Ida Mae Harless Pickle will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Norris officiating. The committal service will follow in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Pallbearers will be Stefan Martin, John Murray, Bud Montgomery, Ernie Fleenor, David Sharrett, William Montgomery, Conway Tester, Gary Kestner, a great-grandson, Cody Blair, and a great-great-grandson, Tallis Snodgrass. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Sherrill, Preston Kestner, Dennis Blair, Lindy Mumpower and Bob Crowell. Mrs. Pickle, 102, of Cambridge House, died on Jan. 29, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2001

RATCLIFFE, MARK ALEXANDER MEADOEWVIEW, VA -- Mark Alexander Ratcliffe, 44, of 32035 Taos Lane, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Norfolk, VA, and had lived in Washington, DC, and the Bristol-Meadowview area and was a former employee of Bechtel. He was a member of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church and a 1989 graduate of Tri-City Technical School. Survivors include: wife, Judy Booker Ratcliffe; daughter and son-in-law: Kristen and Kevin Roark; stepdaughters: Heather Hilliard and spouse, Daniel Hilliard, and Holly Greenway; grandchildren: Clayton Roark and D. J. Hilliard; mother and stepfather, Noel Penland Ratcliffe Jenkins and Dayton Jenkins; sisters and brothers-in-law: Karla and David Sherman, Martha and Steve Leonard, Sharon and Sheldon Weissmeyer, Linda and Bobby Railey, and Katie Luskey; brothers and sisters-in-law: Charles and Joyce Ratcliffe, Mike and Sherry Ratcliffe, Clay and Julie Ratcliffe and Tim and Debbie Ratcliffe; 25 nieces and nephews; and two great-nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 29, at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steven Hensley officiating. Committal services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Friday from 6-7:45 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER DEC. 28, 2000

REED, JAMES RAMSEY STUART, VA -- James Ramsey Reed, 73, of Oakhurst Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital in Stuart. He was born in Piney Flats, TN, to the late William and Nellie Ramsey Reed. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Stuart Presbyterian Church. Mr. Reed retired as an extension agent for Patrick County after 30 years of service and had worked as a part-time magistrate for Patrick County for 10 years. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Emily Ryburn Reed; three sons, Bill Reed of Stuart, David Reed of Blackstone, Va., and Lee Reed of Gunnison, CO; a sister, Dorothy Hagy of Abingdon; a brother, Kyle Reed of Abingdon; and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thursday in Stuart. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Martinsville & Henry County, Hospice of Patrick County or to the Stuart Presbyterian Church. Information courtesy of Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2001

REES, BEATRICE Beatrice Rees died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Cambridge House in Bristol, TN. She was born in Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Sallie Hill Rees, and spent most of her life in Welch, WV, prior to moving to Bristol in 1983. She was a retired cafeteria manager with the McDowell County (West Virginia) School System and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Welch. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Mary Jane Graham of Bristol, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Violet Clark, Virginia Richards, Gladys Haynes, Bill Rees and John Rees. A graveside service will be held in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, WV. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Welch. Arrangements especially for Miss Rees have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2001

RHEA, JESSIE LEE "LETHCO" Jessie Lee "Lethco" Rhea, 83, of Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in the Wellmont Hospice House. A native of Damascus, VA, she had lived in the Bristol area since 1938, retired from Gordon Garment Company and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late John and Minnie Lethco and the widow of James William Rhea. She is survived by sons, Billy Rhea of Piney Flats, TN., and Randall Rhea of Bristol, TN; daughters, Carolyn Morrison of Bristol, TN, Sandra Freeman of Bristol, VA, and Betty Arnold of Erwin, TN; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; sister, Kate Massengill of Bluff City, TN; and very special person, John "Tommy" Lethco. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susie Sage; and a son, Douglas Lethco. Services will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Burnett officiating. The committal will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Kellogg, Dr. Donald Quinn, Dr. Anthony Broglio and staff of the Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:45 before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 30, 2001

RHEA, JESSIE LEE "LETHCO" The committal for Jessie Lee "Lethco" Rhea will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Kellogg, Dr. Donald Quinn, Dr. Anthony Broglio and staff of the Wellmont Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Rhea, 83, of Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in the Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2001

ROARK, ARTHUR E. "BUNKY" Arthur E. "Bunky" Roark, 49, of Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a son of Martha I. Widner Roark and the late Arthur Salyers Roark. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former employee of Baker's Construction. He was a member of East Bristol Church of God. Mr. Roark was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Ray Roark. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Sheila Dunaway Roark; two sons, Joseph Roark and Daniel Roark, both of the home; two sisters, Sandra Roark Lawson of Bristol, Va., and Karla Roark Smith of Bristol, TN; two brothers, Richard Roark and Jeff Roark, both of Bristol, VA; maternal grandmother, Mabel Widener, of Bristol, TN.; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in East Bristol Church of God with the Rev. Leonard Bellamy officiating. The committal service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Roark Family Cemetery in Tazewell, VA. Pallbearers will be Jack Reynolds, Vann Roark, Roy Necessary, John Spears, Jimmy Sallie Jr., Johnny Smith and Randy Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Terry L. Forrest, Dr. Douglas W. Green and the staff of The Dialysis Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Blevins Funeral Home and other times at his mother's address of 325 Lee St., Bristol, VA. Arrangements especially for Mr. Roark have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 30, 2001

ROARK, ARTHUR E. "BUNKY" The funeral service for Arthur E. "Bunky" Roark will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in East Bristol Church of God with the Rev. Leonard Bellamy officiating. The committal service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Roark Family Cemetery in Tazewell, VA. Pallbearers will be Jack Reynolds, Van Roark, Roy Necessary, John Spears, Jimmy Sallie Jr., Johnny Smith and Randy Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Terry L. Forrest, Dr. Douglass W. Green and the staff of The Dialysis Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Roark, 49, of Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Arrangements especially for Mr. Roark have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2001

ROSENBALM, BYRD BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Funeral services for Byrd Rosenbalm will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl Miller officiating, assisted by Rev. Bill Reeves. Burial will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Rosenbalm, Billy Rosenbalm, Bill Goforth, Ray Taylor, Danny Taylor, Mike Abel, Wayne Bledsoe and Sammy Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Gilliam, Frank Cole, Hugh Crain and Bill Guy. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Rosenbalm, 86, died Jan. 8, 2001, at Greystone Health Care Center. He was a native of Sullivan County, a retired farmer and a member of Island Road Evangelical Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Offield Rosenbalm; daughters, Mrs. Jimmy (Carolyn) Hawkins and Vickie Rosenbalm, both of Blountville; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Linda F. Rosenbalm, Blountville, Glen and Linda B. Rosenbalm, Bristol, TN., Earnest Rosenbalm, Blountville, and Ralph Rosenbalm, Blountville; brother, Caleb Rosenbalm, Bristol, TN; and grandson, David Rosenbalm, Blountville. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2001

ROSENBALM, BYRD BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Funeral services for Byrd Rosenbalm will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl Miller officiating, assisted by Rev. Bill Reeves. Burial will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Rosenbalm, Billy Rosenbalm, Bill Goforth, Ray Taylor, Danny Taylor, Mike Abel, Wayne Bledsoe and Sammy Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Gilliam, Frank Cole, Hugh Crain and Bill Guy. Mr. Rosenbalm, 86, died Jan. 8, 2001, at Greystone Health Care Center. He was a native of Sullivan County, a retired farmer and a member of Island Road Evangelical Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Offield Rosenbalm; daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn and Jimmy Hawkins and Vickie Rosenbalm, all of Blountville; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Linda F. Rosenbalm, Blountville, Glen and Linda B. Rosenbalm, Bristol, TN, Earnest Rosenbalm, Blountville, and Ralph Rosenbalm, Blountville; brother, Caleb Rosenbalm, Bristol, TN; and grandson, David Rosenbalm, Blountville. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2001

ROSENBALM, NOAH Noah Rosenbalm, 89, of 2623 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN, died on Jan. 3, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and had retired from Weaver Elementary School, where he served as a custodian. Mr. Rosenbalm also worked as a farmer and was the son of the late Andrew and Virginia Phillips Rosenbalm. Survivors include: wife, Goldie Vance Rosenbalm; sons, Henry Rosenbaum of Booneville, AR, Willie Rosenbaum of Blountville, TN, Gary Rosenbaum of Bristol, TN, and Harry Rosenbaum of Bristol, TN; daughters, Mary Jane Cook of Bristol, TN, Hattie Goodell of Bristol, TN, Eva Marshall of Bristol, VA, Joyce Harrison of Elizabethton, TN, and Phyllis Leonard of Bluff City, TN; sister: Elsie Potter of Bluff City; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Lou Rosenbalm. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Freddie Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Weavers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends and relatives. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2001

RUTTER, HOWARD T. Howard T. Rutter, 74, of Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in the Bristol Nursing Home. A native of Mendota, VA, he was a self-employed well driller, a Merchant Marine serving during World War II and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Mary Rutter; daughter, Mrs. George (Jean) Buskell, Bristol, TN; five sons, Howard F. "Freddie" Rutter, Bluff City, TN, Jack E. Rutter, Bristol, TN, Louis B. Rutter, Abingdon, Noah J. Rutter, Bluff City, and Guy Rutter, Bristol, TN; stepson, Paul Gentry, Bristol, TN; two sisters, Maxine Rutter, Alabama, and Leliar Harris, Blountville, TN; two brothers, Earl Rutter, Bristol, TN, and Bill Rutter, Bristol, TN; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garry Cole and Rev. Martin Freeland officiating. Committal will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be sons and a grandson. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 15, 2001

RUTTER, HOWARD T. Committal for Howard T. Rutter will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be sons and a grandson. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. Mr. Rutter, 74, of Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in Bristol Nursing Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 16, 2001

SCOTT, JAMES WILLIAM James William Scott, 81, 431 Beech Forest Road, Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Cambridge House. He was the son of the late Swart and Ethel Mitchell Scott, a retired self-employed paint contractor and farmer, and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary B. Smith Scott. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and George McElyea, Betty and Gene McElyea and Jean and Scotty Nunn; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Barbara Scott; sisters, Lucille, Bill and Polly; and brother, Hinchman. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday in Rooty Branch Church with Rev. Howard Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Rooty Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends in Rooty Branch Church from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 18, 2001

SCOTT, JAMES WILLIAM Funeral services for James William Scott will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday in Rooty Branch Church with Rev. Howard Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Rooty Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends in Rooty Branch Church from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday. Mr. Scott, 81, 431 Beech Forest Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Cambridge House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2001

SHAVER, JOHN EDWARD BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- John Edward Shaver, 84, of 445 Shaver Road died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in Greystone Health Care Center. He was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a farmer. Son of the late Reece B. and Valna H. King Shaver. He attended King College. Mr. Shaver was a member of New Bethel Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Amanda Ruth Carter Shaver in September; a son, Thomas Reese Shaver; and a brother, Rex Shaver. Survivors include one son, Michael Shaver of Macungie, PA; four grandchildren, Stephanie Anne Winters, Wendi L. Shaver, Christoper Reese Shaver and Leslie Anne Shaver; and one great-grandson, Reece William Winters. Also surviving are one niece, Linda Waldron; and one nephew, Larry Shaver. Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in New Hope Baptist Church with Dr. Andrew Spence and Rev. Woodrow Morrell officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Blountville Funeral Home. "And he that searchest the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the spirit because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God." Romans 9-17. Mr. Shaver's body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Shaver. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2001

SMITH, GAYLENA Gaylena Smith, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Cambridge House. She was born in Honaker, VA, a daughter of the late Charlie and Maggie Combs Smith and had lived most of her life in Bristol. She was retired from Unisys after 20 years of service and was a member of Big A Mountain Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by three sisters, Nola Cooke of Bristol, VA, and Fern Worsham and Ann Slagle, both of Bristol, TN.; five brothers, Kirby Smith of Abingdon, Grady Smith and Brady Smith, both of Melbourne, Fla., Herschell Smith of Columbus, OH, and Charles Smith of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Edwin, Roy, Bert, Garnie and Ewald Smith. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Dr. Clay Austin and Rev. Cass Farrior officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The committal service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and grand-nephews. Arrangements especially for Miss Smith have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2001

SMITH, GALENA The funeral service for Galena Smith will be conducted at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Dr. Clay Austin and Rev. Cass Farrior officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The committal service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and grand-nephews. Miss Smith, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Cambridge House. Arrangements especially for Miss Smith have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 4, 2001

STANLEY, ANNA LEE ELIZABETHTON, TN -- Mrs. Anna Lee Stanley, 79, 430 Gap Creek Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Morristown, TN, she was a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Lillie Mae Boles Wood. She had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. Mrs. Stanley operated Stanleys Fashion Center for 17 years. She was a member of the Watauga Point United Methodist Church. Mrs. Stanley served as a Pink Lady at the former Carter County Memorial Hospital for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Stanley, May 16, 1975, and by a sister, Mrs. Marie Davis. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and JoAnn Stanley, Blountville, TN; one granddaughter, LeAnn Holly and her husband, Jason Holly, Birmingham, AL; one niece, Diane Sluder, Kingsport; one nephew, James Davis, Morristown; and a brother-in-law, C. T. Davis, Morristown. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mausoleum of Hope, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Hope. Rev. Dennis Milligan and Rev. Brent Seals will be officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be: Dr. Jack Holly, Travis Holly, Jerry Sluder, John Malone, Ray Lewis Jr., Scott Sluder and Wayne Hayes. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Stanley to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37604. The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the residence, 430 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2001

STEWART, RONALD BENTLEY TUCSON, AZ -- Ronald Bentley Stewart, director of technical services for the KUAT Communications Group in Tucson and former KET deputy executive director, died Wednesday in Tucson following a brief illness. Mr. Stewart joined KUAT in 1978 as assistant director for technical services of the KUAT Communications Group, an educational broadcast and production resource of the University of Arizona. As director of technical services he was responsible for the engineering operation of KUAT-TV, KUAT Productions and KUAT Radio. From 1963 to 1975, he designed and was responsible for the technical operation of the Kentucky Educational Television Network. An engineering visionary, Mr. Stewart overcame the technical problems inherent in eastern Kentucky's mountainous terrain and designed a system of transmitters that provided service to the entire state, making KET the largest ETV network in the United States and second only to NHK in Japan as the world's largest TV network. In 1975, Mr. Stewart left KET to pursue his dream of owning a helicopter and hot air balloon company. With Bill Rhoads, a close friend and former KET associate, he formed Rotair Inc., an aircraft charter company that provided aerial engineering, aerial photography services and executive transportation through a small helicopter fleet and advertising promotions and passenger rides with hot air balloons. After a year in the air charter business, he realized that his true interests were in television engineering. He became assistant director for engineering for WOSU AM,FM, TV at Ohio State University in Columbus. Once more in the broadcast industry, he received numerous offers to relocate. Because of its scenic beauty and warm climate, he chose Tucson and KUAT. Aside from his KUAT responsibilities, Mr. Stewart was one of the first hot air balloonists in the area and helped establish the first hot air balloon club in the Tucson area. His exploits as "Cap'n Ron" in Arizona are legendary. He became the best-known hot air balloon pilot in the Arizona balloon races and for several years was an official in the world's largest annual balloon event, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Stewart was selected as a member of the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project in 1954. He held the highest security clearances and was involved in the utilization and adaptation of the atomic and hydrogen bombs for use by Air Force and Naval aircraft. A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, Mr. Stewart was born in Jenkins, KY, the son of George Lee and Myrtle Bentley Stewart, graduating high school there with the highest of honors and a presidential appointment to the Naval Academy in Annapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Harold Boggs of Pound, VA, and Avis Boggs of Kingsport, TN. He is survived by a brother, Donald Stewart of Norton, VA; nieces, Kathy Hunsaker and husband, Richard, of Kingsport, Ava Fleenor of Kingsport, Glenna Hamilton and husband, Jim, of Pound; nephews, Rod Boggs and David Boggs and wife, Vicki, of Kingsport; two great-nieces; five great-nephews; dearest friends, Bill and Sally Rhoads of Lexington, KY; and a host of friends in Kentucky and Arizona and throughout the broadcast industry. Memorial service is planned for February at the KUAT Studios in Tucson and his ashes will be scattered from a hot air balloon over the Arizona desert that he loved. Contributions are suggested for the Casa De La Luz Hospice in Tucson or any local hospice. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Stewart family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 21, 2001

STROUTH, H. M. "DOC" Services for H.M. "Doc" Strouth will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Noah G. Stout officiating. The interment will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Glenwood Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends before the service from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. before the service. Mr. Strouth, 82, 1613 Virginia Ave., Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. He is the son of the late John Henry and Lucy Weaver Strouth. He is a retired driver for the Associated Transport and a member of Friendship Chapel Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Stella B. Strouth; sons, Howard Strouth, Donald Strouth and Ronnie Strouth; sister, Audnia Watson; brother, Halvie Strouth; and two local granddaughters and their husbands, Kim and Fred Howard and Shonna and Kenny Shaw. Also, he is survived by three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

STROUTH, H. M. "DOC" The interment for H.M. "Doc" Strouth will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Glenwood Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends before the service from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. before the service. Mr. Strouth, 82, 1613 Virginia Ave., Bristol, TN, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 25, 2001

TAYLOR, JAMES F. James F. Taylor of Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. Mr. Taylor was a Navy veteran of World War II having served as a signalman in the Pacific. He was retired from Penn Central Railroad and was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy K. Taylor. Survivors include three daughters, Rana Jones of Blountville, Marlene Ellis of York, PA, and Sue Creasy of Bristol, TN; three sisters, Mary Forshlager of Baltimore, MD, Shirley Surratt of Salem, VA, and Francis Clark, Chilhowie, VA; two brothers, Albert C. Taylor Jr. of Pulaski, VA, and Marvin Taylor of Galax, VA. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Justin Jones, Nichol Phelps, Mark Ellis and Ashley Jones; grandson-in-law, Jamie Phelps; three great-grandchildren, Laken, Logan and Lauren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in Gunnings Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. The family will receive friends at the home of Sue Creasy following the service. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Taylor family at akardfh@ 3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Taylor. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 30, 2001

TURNER, EPHRAIN PINEY FLATS, TN -- Ephrain Turner, 95, of 106 Belle Ave., died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Anderson Health Care, Gray, TN, following an extended illness. A native of Benhams, VA, he was the son of the late Robert and Martha Salley Turner. He was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters and one granddaughter, Debbie Carty. Survivors include: wife, Verda Turner, Piney Flats; one son, James E. Turner, Piney Flats; four daughters, Mary Ruth Carr, Bluff City, TN, Freda Brewer, Matthews, NC, Carolyn Grubb, Rock Hill, SC, and Dorothy Sproles, Kingsport, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel, with Dr. Allen Davis officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Morning view Cemetery. Everyone is requested to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Honorary pallbearers will be: Lewis Sluder, James Hamby, Bernard Brooks, Leighton Musick and Charlie Hutton. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2001

TYREE, SUE E. ROGERS SALEM, VA -- Sue E. Rogers Tyree, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Richfield Nursing Center in Salem. She was born in Bristol, TN, a daughter of the late William Jerome and Darcus Amanda Swiney Rogers. She was a former employee of Massengill Pharmaceutical Company and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. She is survived by a sister, Thelma Elizabeth Inge of Lynchburg, VA; two nieces, Lawana Smith, Bristol, TN, and Betty Figueroa of Los Angeles, CA; two nephews, Charles Arrowood of Lynchburg and James Arrowood of Harriman, TN. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Cass Farrior officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Tyree have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2001

TYREE, SUE E. ROGERS SALEM, VA -- The funeral service for Sue E. Rogers Tyree will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Cass Farrior officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Ms. Tyree, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Richfield Nursing Center in Salem. Arrangements especially for Ms. Tyree have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2001

VANOVER, BARBARA ANN WISE, VA -- Barbara Ann Vanover, 62, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at her home in Wise. She was a former employee of Park Avenue as a licensed practical nurse, was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith. Surviving are her husband, Coy Lee Vanover, Wise; one son, Coy Lee Vanover Jr., Wise; three daughters, Wanda Stanley, Madge Johnson and Loice Ramey, all of Wise; three brothers, Richard Ray Isaacs, Wise, Frank Isaacs, Coeburn, and Noah Ed Isaacs, Chandler, AZ; two sisters, Mary Burke and Eva Cantrell, both of Wise; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel, Wise, with Rev. John McCarroll officiating. Burial will follow in Hutchinson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Thursday At Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2001

VICARS, BENNY W. Benny W. Vicars, 49, of Bristol, VA, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville. Mr. Vicars was a member of First Baptist Church of Bluff City, TN. He was preceded in death by his father, Crockett Vicars. Survivors include his wife, Linda K. Vicars; his mother, Ruby Vicars of Hiltons, VA; one sister, Sue Peters of Port Arthur, TX and one brother, Willis Vicars of Kingsport, TN. Also surviving are two aunts and one uncle; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and two great-nephews and one great-niece. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Frank Blevins officiating. Committal services will follow in Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Pallbearers will be Rocky Ward, Vale Young, Howard Miller, LaFonda Young, Phil McClain and Henry Wisdom. Music will be provided by Tim White. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Vicars. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2001

VICARS, BENNY W. Funeral services for Benny W. Vicars will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Frank Blevins officiating. Committal services will follow in Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Pallbearers will be Rocky Ward, Vale Young, Howard Miller, LaFonda Young, Phil McClain and Henry Wisdom. Music will be provided by Tim White. Mr. Vicars, 49, of Bristol, Va., died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Vicars family at akardfh\N3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Vicars. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 21, 2001

WALLACE, CLEO A. HARRISON Cleo A. Harrison Wallace, 82, of 1030 Maryland Ave., Bristol, TN, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. A native of Russell County, VA, she had resided in Bristol most of her life. Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of the late George Walter and Mamie Robinson Harrison. She had been employed at Westbury Fashions as a seamstress. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Beulah Land Baptist Church and a member of the Ladies Garment Workers Union. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Harrison, Eva Carroll and Sadie Page; and by two brothers, Bill Harrison and Andrew "Dick" Harrison. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Donald Wallace of the home; one stepdaughter, Vickie Tranhan of Midwest City, OK; one stepson, Franklin Wallace of Miami Beach, FL; one sister, Tiny McCloud of Baltimore, MD; two step-grandsons, Aaron and Nicholas Tranhan; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Beulah Land Baptist Church with Pastor Edward Swartz, Pastor Claude Pennington and Pastor David Wilson officiating. Entombment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Mike Campbell, Mark Campbell, Robbie Shields, Ray Wilson, Richard Stapleton and Rick Privette. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Moretz and Alvin Tallman. Family will receive friends at the church from 6-8 p.m. Friday and at other hours at the residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2001

WALLING, EDITH BROWN BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Mrs. Edith Brown Walling, 82, of the Holston Community, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at her home. She was born in Washington County, VA. She resided in Bristol, TN, for 20 years and in Blountville, TN, for the past 30 years. Mrs. Walling was a founding member of Rosemont Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN, and was most recently a member of Gunnings Baptist Church, Blountville, TN. She was a school teacher for 34 years in the Sullivan County schools, retiring in 1981 from Valley Pike Elementary School where she had taught for over 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Nannie Blanche Brown; and a brother Ralph Edward Brown. Survivors include her husband, Frank C. Walling Sr. of Blountville; two daughters, Doris Van Huss of Blountville and Brenda Hagy of Bristol, TN; one son, Frank C. Walling Jr. of Blountville; two granddaughters, Marissa Hagy and Tiffany Walling, both of Charleston, SC; two grandsons, Jacob Van Huss of Murfreesboro, TN, and Hunter Walling of Blountville; and one brother, Howard Brown of Blountville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in Gunnings Baptist Church, Blountville, with Rev. Bob Ferguson officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the volunteer workers for the Seed Line Missionary Project at Gunnings Baptist Church. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral service in Gunnings Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Gunnings Baptist Church, 199 Shipley Ferry Road, Blountville, TN 37617. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Walling. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 12, 2001

WALSH, A. C. Jr. Funeral services for A. C. Walsh Jr. will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Full Gospel Fellowship Church with Rev. Phil Kestner officiating. Interment will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Walsh, 63, of 93 Ridgecrest Road, Bristol, TN, died on Jan. 21, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Albert Carl and Laura Snyder Walsh. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a retired carpenter and a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. He had previously served in the National Guard. Survivors include: wife, Lois Embry Walsh; daughters, Lisa Riley of Bristol, VA, Teresa Dowell of Bristol, TN, and Rosemary Boughers of Bluff City, TN; four grandchildren; sisters, Marybell Hawk of Bluff City, Rose Gilley of Bristol, TN, Betty Edwards of Bristol, TN, and Joy Peters of Bristol, TN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren; and three brothers. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 23, 2001

WALSH, A. C. Jr. Funeral services for A. C. Walsh Jr. will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Full Gospel Fellowship Church with Rev. Phil Kestner officiating. Interment will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Mr. Walsh, 63, of 93 Ridgecrest Road, Bristol, TN, died on Jan. 21, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

WATSON, FRED DAVID Fred David Watson, 61, of Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Hampton, VA, and lived in the Bristol area most of his life. He was a former employee of Bristol Compressors and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Spencer Watson; and a brother, Wilbert Watson. Survivors include: wife, Grace Watson; two sons, Curtis Watson, Louisville, Ky., and Gregory Rouse, Lanesville, IN; one granddaughter, Jessica Rouse; mother, Evelyn Watson, Bristol, VA; and brother, Billy Watson, Bristol, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2001

WATSON, FRED DAVID Funeral services for Fred David Watson will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Mr. Watson, 61, of Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at his home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2001

WEATHERLY, MAE KINGSPORT, TN -- Mae Weatherly, 76, of 1449 E. Sevier St., died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Indian Path Medical Center in Kinsport. She was born in Scott County, VA, a daughter of the late Nancy Hill and Benjamin Nelly and had lived in Tennessee most of her life. She was a member of Gardners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church and was the widow of Willie Theodore "Bill" Weatherly. Mrs. Weatherly is survived by four sons, Calvin Weatherly and Bob Weatherly, both of Kingsport, Joe Weatherly of Hammons, LA, and Gary Weatherly of Telford, TN; a sister-in-law, Josie Bright of Gate City; three daughters-in-law, Barbara Jankowski of Kingsport, Nancy Roark of Bluff City and Tracy Weatherly of Telford; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 Tuesday afternoon at Gardners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with Elders Gerald Hopkins and Clarence Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Boohers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Hawkins, David Hawkins, Larry Bowens, Del Butler, Don Bays and Douglas McClain. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Bright and Gene Hensley. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home and at other times at Mrs. Weatherly's home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Weatherly have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2001

WEATHERLY, MAE KINGSPORT, TN -- The funeral service for Mae Weatherly will be conducted at 2 Tuesday afternoon at Gardners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with Elders Gerald Hopkins and Clarence Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Boohers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Hawkins, David Hawkins, Larry Bowens, Del Butler, Don Bays and Douglas McClain. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Bright and Gene Hensley. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home and at other times at Mrs. Weatherly's home. Mrs. Weatherly, 76, of 1449 E. Sevier St., died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Weatherly have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2001

WHEELER, GEORGE WILLIAM Funeral services for George William Wheeler will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Joe Wheeler officiating. Committal services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery with military honors conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel prior to the service. Mr. Wheeler, 92, of 145 Johnson Chapel Road, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Washington County, VA, and lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a retired auto mechanic and a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. He was a member of Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol, was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Gladys Leonard. Survivors include: two sons, Larry Wheeler and Rev. Bobby Joe Wheeler; daughter, Georgia Lou Hall, Bristol, VA; three sisters, Maude Virginia Cross, Bristol, TN, Mary Travis Green, Bristol, TN, Ruth Jones, Bristol, VA; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 16, 2001

WHEELER, GEORGE WILLIAM Committal services for George William Wheeler will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery with military honors conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. Mr. Wheeler, 92, of 145 Johnson Chapel Road, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He is also survived by a daughter, Marion Louise Huff, Bristol, VA. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 17, 2001

WHITTAKER, FRANKLIN L. Franklin (Frankie) L. Whittaker, of 101 Oakview Ave., Apartment D-9, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at his home. Mr. Whittaker was preceded in death by his mother, Macie Jo. Survivors include his wife, Leann Whittaker of Bristol, VA; one daughter, Micky J. Miller of Bristol, VA; one son, Brian Keith of Bluff City, TN; two stepdaughters, Jackie Howell and Candy Love, both of Bristol, VA; two brothers, Larry Green of Nashville, TN, and William (Bill) Jardy of Maryland; one stepsister, Debbie Kiser of Nashville, TNone stepbrother, Daryl Kiser of Nashville; and stepfather, Buford Kiser of Nashville; one grandson, Tyler Cope; and one step-grandson, Triston Howell. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in East Hill Cemetery with Rev. Hank Dowell and Rev. Johnny Dillard officiating. Pallbearers will be William H. Shoemaker III, Aaron Burdin, Randall Blaylock, Jasper Pruett, Larry Robinson, Billy Greer and Larry Southern. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Whittaker. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

WHITTAKER, FRANKLIN L. Franklin (Frankie) L. Whittaker, of 101 Oakview Ave., Apartment D-9, Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at his home. Mr. Whittaker was a former employee of Bris-Blox and Pope Ready Mix, where he was a delivery driver. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Wayne Shipley and Ronnie Whittaker Boyd. Survivors include his wife, Leann Whittaker of Bristol, VA.; one daughter, Micky J. Miller of Bristol, VA; one son, Brian Keith Cope of Bluff City, TN; his mother, Macie Moore Shipley of Blountville; one special daughter, Mariah Whittaker; two stepdaughters, Jackie Howell and Candy Love, both of Bristol, VA; two brothers, Larry Green of Nashville, Tenn., and William (Bill) Jardy of Maryland; one stepsister, Debbie Kiser of Nashville; one stepbrother, Daryl Kiser of Nashville; stepfather, Buford Kiser of Nashville; one grandson, Tyler Cope; and one step-grandson, Triston Howell. Graveside services  will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in East Hill Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Dillard officiating. Pallbearers will be William H. Shoemaker III, Aaron Burdin, Randall Blaylock, Jasper Pruett, Larry Robinson, Billy Greer and Larry Southern. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Whittaker. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 25, 2001

WIDENER, RONALD E. GRAY, TN-- Ronald E. Widener, 49, a resident of Gray, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a native of Johnson City, TN. He was employed by Tiffany's Transport. Survivors include: his daughter, Colleen Susan Mahon of East Palestine, OH; one sister, Margaret DeGeorge of Struthers, OH; four grandchildren; six nieces; and one nephew. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Greenfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry A. Eggers officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenfield Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Campbell Funeral Home in Abingdon, VA, from 7 to 9 Thursday evening. Campbell Funeral Home of Abingdon, VA, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 10, 2001

WINDERS, WILMA RUTH COMERFORD ROANOKE, VA -- Wilma Ruth Comerford Winders, a longtime resident of Roanoke, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 29, 1925, in Richmond, VA, and spent most of her childhood and adolescent years in Bristol, TN. She attended Tennessee High School, where she was salutatorian of the Class of 1943. She attended Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, VA, and then King College in Bristol, TN, where she majored in French. She was a great lover of reading, words of all kinds and languages, especially her beloved French. She was a member of the Thomas Wolfe Society and collected editions of that author's books and other Wolfe memorabilia. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church for most of her life. From 1973 until 1988, she was owner and member of George Thrasher Shoes in downtown Roanoke. She was preceded in death by her father, Francis Fleenor Comerford, her uncle, James E. Fulwider, her aunt, Nora Fulwider, and her mother, Anna Thomas, all of Bristol. She is survived by her brother, Walter Comerford of Marietta, GA; two half-brothers, Hartsel Thomas Jr. of Bristol, TN, and Robert Thomas of Macon, GA; her husband, Jack Winders of Roanoke; her son, James Winders of Boone, NC; her daughter, Jane Winders Frank of Roanoke; her son-in-law, John Frank of Roanoke; grandsons, Jacob and Benjamin Winders of Boone; and granddaughters, Wynne and Meredith Frank of Roanoke. Oakey's South of Roanoke, where the family will receive visitors Sunday, Jan. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m., is in charge of funeral arrangements. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, where Dr. George C. Anderson will officiate at the graveside service Monday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to The Second Fund of the Second Presbyterian Church of Roanoke. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 28, 2001

WOOD, MARY ALICE CALHOUN Mary Alice Calhoun Wood, of 9355 Reedy Creek Road, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a daughter of the late James Albert and Thelma Whittaker Calhoun. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Clara Ann Rogers, and a brother, James Calhoun. She was a former substitute and homebound teacher in the Washington County Virginia School System. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons: Paul Wood and Joe Wood, both of Bristol, VA, and David Wood, of Bristol, Tenn.; one daughter-in-law: Phyllis Wood; three grandchildren: April Wood, Bryan Wood and Sheena Wood; a special friend: Shirley Lindamood; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard N. Hale officiating. The committal service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the graveside in Moore's Cemetery, Bristol, VA. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, 212 South Peters Road, Suite 105, Knoxville, TN 37923, or the Bristol Heart Association, P. O. Box 544, Bristol, VA 24203. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at Blevins Funeral Home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Wood have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. E-mail condolences can be sent to blvinsfh@preferred.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 30, 2001

WOOD, MARY ALICE CALHOUN The committal service for Mary Alice Calhoun Wood will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the graveside in Moore's Cemetery, Bristol, VA. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, 212 South Peters Road, Suite 105, Knoxville, TN 37923, or the Bristol Heart Association, P. O. Box 544, Bristol, VA 24203. Mrs. Wood, of 9355 Reedy Creek Road, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Wood have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. E-mail condolences can be sent to blvinsfh@preferred.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2001

WYATT, BUFORD KENT The family of Buford Kent Wyatt will receive friends from 6 till 8 Tuesday evening at Castle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the funeral home chapel with brother Tommy Tester and brother Edward Castle officiating. Graveside services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Susong Cemetery. Mr. Wyatt, 88, a resident of Cambridge House, formerly of 946 Shelby St., Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born to the late William Hamilton and Rebecca Christian Wyatt, Mr. Wyatt was the last surviving member of his immediate family as his 11 brothers and sisters preceded him in death. His wife, Bessie Hill, also preceded him. Mr. Wyatt was a farmer and a member of Gospel Baptist Church. One son, Wayne and his wife, Dorothy of Richmond, VA, survive him along with two stepsons, Eddie Barker of Bristol, VA, and Charles Barker of Kingsport, TN; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren also survive. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA, is serving the Wyatt family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 23, 2001

WYATT, BUFORD KENT Graveside services for Buford Kent Wyatt will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Susong Cemetery with Brother Tommy Tester and Brother Edward Castle officiating. Mr. Wyatt, 88, a resident of Cambridge House, formerly of 946 Shelby St., Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA, is serving the Wyatt family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

WYATT, DALE PARKS PORTSMOUTH, VA -- Dale Parks Wyatt, 57, passed from this life on Jan. 23, 2001, at Norfolk General Hospital. He was born in Bristol, VA, on Feb. 21, 1943, to William and Rebecca Wyatt, long-time members of North Bristol Baptist Church. He and his family moved to Portsmouth, where he pastored Grove Park Baptist Church for nine years. As a member of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, he loved singing and teaching Sunday school for the youth and single adults, was very active in the local Promise Keepers and worked with the Portsmouth Baptist Association as the Baptist Men's leader, the Missions Development and counsel director. He retired from Allstate Insurance in June 2000, after 13 years of service. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Beverly; his children, Amy, Dale and Alyson; his daughter-in-law, Stacie; and his sister, Sue. He will be greatly missed by all members of the Duncan and Wyatt families, both near and far. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Jackson Memorial Baptist Church by Dr. Albert A. Peverall Jr. and Pastor Steve Neathery with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland, Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 24, 2001

YORK, KATHERINE "PAT" PARKS Katherine (Pat) York, 82, of 512 Meadow Drive, Bristol, VA, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at her home. She had lived in Bristol since 1961, was retired from Whitten Electric Company and was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, where she had been employed. Survivors include three sons: Victor York of Houston, TX, Lawrence York of Lexington, KY, and Patrick York of Lenoir City, TN; two daughters, Sidney Hieronymus of Atlanta, GA, and Susanna York of Orange, VA; and nine grandchildren, P.K. Wise, Johnathan York, Dana York, Quinten Rana, Horne Rana, Parker Mary York, Harrison York, John Lee York and James Hieronymus. A Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas A. Ianucci and the Rev. Mr. Harry Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church and any time Wednesday at Akard Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Anne's Catholic School, 300 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Katherine (Pat) York. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2001

YORK, KATHERINE "PAT" PARKS Katherine (Pat) Parks York, 82, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at her home in Bristol, VA. Mrs. York moved to Bristol in 1961, and was a member of St. Anne's Catholic church where she also worked. She was retired from Whitten Electric Co. She is survived by two daughters, Sidny Hieronymus, of Atlanta, GA, and Susanna York of Orange, VA; three sons, Victor Carroll York of Houston, TX, Lawrence York of Lexington, KY, and Patrick York of Lenoir City, TN. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Prudence Katherine Wise, Jonathan Lewis York, Dana York, Quinten Rana, Hope Rana, Parker Mary York, Harrison York, John Lee York and James Carroll Hieronymus. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas A. Ianucci and the Rev. Mr. Harry Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Frank Molteni, William Burris, Jim Tilley, John Gillenwater and Ed Hill. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service or any time Wednesday afternoon at Akard Funeral Home. The family requests memorials be made to St. Anne's Catholic School. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. York. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2001


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