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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER February 2001

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ABBOTT, JUDITH ALLEN EVERETT, PA -- Judith Allen Abbott, 88, of North Spring St., died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001 at Bon Secours Holy Family Hospital, Altoona, PA. She was born June 25, 1912, in Bristol, TN, a daughter of the late James Rolf and Nellie (Kinzel) Allen. In 1941, she married Carleton L. Abbott. He preceded her in death in December 1974. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Allen and George Allen; an infant sister and sisters, Edith Fletcher, Ina Ambler, Miriam Allen and her twin sister, June Allen Derrick. Mrs. Abbott was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Bedford, PA, and previously attended Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bristol, VA. She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College and King College. She taught for 26 years in Bristol Tennessee schools. She served on the Board of the Bristol Tennessee Education Association for 15 years; was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma honor society for women teachers, the Retired Teachers' Association and the Tennessee Ornithological Society. She is survived by a daughter, Rebekah and husband, Marion "Chip" Clower, Fairfax, VA; grandson, Christopher Cower, Salt Lake City, Utah; granddaughter, Carolina Clower, Atlanta, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in Glenwood Cemetery with Reverend Hamilton Fuller officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of the service at the cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190, or to the National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Abbott. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

ABBOTT, JUDITH ALLEN EVERETT, PA -- Graveside services for Judith Allen Abbott will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in Glenwood Cemetery with Reverend Hamilton Fuller officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of the service at the cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190, or to the National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. Mrs. Abbott, 88, of North Spring St., died Thursday, Feb. 15, at Bon Secours Holy Family Hospital, Altoona, PA. Among survivors is grandson, Christopher Clower. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Abbott. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2001

BARKER, LEXIE PETERS Mrs. Lexie Peters Barker, 94, of Bristol, VA, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in West Virginia and had lived most of her life in Washington County, VA. She attended Radford College and was a retired teacher having taught in Washington County, VA, for many years. She was a member of the Abingdon Bible Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Jay S. Barker. She is survived by: one son, J.R. Barker, Bluff City, TN; one brother, J.L. Peters, Washington; two sisters, Thelma Freeman, Michigan, and Eva Sorah, Washington County, Va.; three grandchildren, James R. Barker, Debbi Messer and Julie B. Tinsley; and two great-grandchildren, Matthew Messer and Alexie Messer. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Paul J. Bufford officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home. Family and friends are to assemble at the cemetery before the service. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Barker. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2001

BARKER, LEXIE PETERS A graveside service for Mrs. Lexie Peters Barker will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Paul J. Bufford officiating. Family and friends are to assemble at the cemetery before the service. Mrs. Barker, 94, of Bristol, VA, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Barker. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2001

BARR, JOHN BEN John Ben Barr, 77, 1380 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was a native of Sullivan County, and a son of the late William Henry and Cora Bell Barr. He was a farmer and former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing, Imperial Reading and Bristol Jeans and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Emily Patrick Barr. Survivors include daughter, Barbara Ellen Rouse, Bristol, TN; sons, Bobby Blaine Barr, Billy Eugene Barr, Carl Junior Barr, Fred Wayne Barr, John Thomas Barr, David Allen Barr and Ronnie Joe Barr, all of Bristol, TN; sister, Wyona Bell Pickle, Bluff City, TN; and brother, William Warren Barr, Bristol, TN. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers, Billy Barr, Bobby B. Barr Jr., John Henry Barr, Gene Barr, Travis Barr, Freddy Barr, Jamie Barr, Christopher Barr and John Henry Taylor. Honorary pallbearers, Michael Rouse, Jack Patrick and Pete Felts. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home and other times at 1393 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2001

BARR, JOHN BEN Funeral services for John Ben Barr will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers, Billy Barr, Bobby B. Barr Jr., John Henry Barr, Gene Barr, Travis Barr, Freddy Barr, Jamie Barr, Christopher Barr and John Henry Taylor. Honorary pallbearers, Michael Rouse, Jack Patrick and Pete Felts. Mr. Barr, 77, 1380 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, from injuries received in an automobile accident. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2001

BAUMGARDNER, JUANITA CLAY “NITA” Juanita Clay "Nita" Baumgardner, formerly of Bristol, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Asbury Center in Kingsport. She was born in Bristol, TN, and was a daughter of the late John B. and Jeannie English Baumgardner. She was a member and a former deacon of First Presbyterian Church. While in Kingsport, she was an associate member of Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School, Virginia Intermont College and King College. She completed graduate studies at the University of Virginia and New York University. She was a former teacher in both the Bristol Tennessee and Bristol Virginia school systems. Her summers were spent working in children's camps, such as Camp Cherokee at Big Creek, TN, Camp Pocahontas in Chilhowie, VA, and Camp Chewasee in Gatlinburg. She spent 42 summers with Life Camps, formerly sponsored by Life Magazine for disadvantaged New York City children. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the D.A.R. and the 1931 Women's Club. Survivors include nieces and nephews, Helen Cosby of Richmond, VA, Lewis F. Cosby of Johnson City, TN, Robel Baumgardner of Bristol, VA, Nell Payne Chesheire of Jefferstown, KY, and Jean Baumgardner Carlson of Torrance, CA; and several great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Contributions may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Miss Baumgardner have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 14, 2001

BAUMGARDNER, JUANITA CLAY “NITA” The funeral service for Juanita Clay "Nita" Baumgardner will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Contributions may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Miss Baumgardner, formerly of Bristol, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Asbury Center in Kingsport. Arrangements especially for Miss Baumgardner have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

BELCHER, JAMES LEE GLADE SPRING, VA -- Mr. James Lee Belcher, 37, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born in Washington County, he was a son of the late Clyde Marvin Belcher Sr. and Annie Jane Plummer. Mr. Belcher was an active member of the Glade Spring Volunteer Lifesaving Crew, serving as second lieutenant, and also the Glade Spring Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as sergeant. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Belcher; a son, Timothy "Shane" Belcher and a daughter, Leigh Ann Belcher, both of the home; two brothers, Ellis Belcher and Clyde Belcher, both of Abingdon; a sister, Brenda Griffin of Tallahassee, Florida; his stepfather, Robert "Bob" Davenport of Glade Spring; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Wilson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Glade Spring Volunteer Lifesaving Crew or to the Glade Spring Volunteer Fire Department. In keeping with Mr. Belcher's wishes, his body will be cremated after the funeral service. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Belcher. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2001

BELCHER, JAMES LEE GLADE SPRING, VA -- Mr. James Lee Belcher, 37, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born in Washington County, he was a son of the late Clyde Marvin Belcher Sr. and Annie Jane Davenport. Mr. Belcher was an active member of the Glade Spring Volunteer Lifesaving Crew, serving as second lieutenant, and also the Glade Spring Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as sergeant. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Belcher; a son, Timothy "Shane" Belcher and a daughter, Leigh Ann Belcher, both of the home; two brothers, Ellis Belcher and Clyde Belcher, both of Abingdon; a sister, Brenda Griffin of Tallahassee, FL; his stepfather, Robert "Bob" Davenport of Glade Spring; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Wilson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Glade Spring Volunteer Lifesaving Crew or to the Glade Spring Volunteer Fire Department. In keeping with Mr. Belcher's wishes, his body will be cremated after the funeral service. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Belcher. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

BLEVINS, EVELYN M. GREEN COVE, VA -- Evelyn M. Blevins, 74, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the home of her sister in Spotsylvania, VA, after a long, courageous struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in Fuget, KY, and had lived in College Park, MD, for several years before moving to Green Cove in 1980. She was a member of Kent Baptist Church in Landover, MD. She was preceded in death by her parents, Trigg and Ruby McKenzie; two sisters, Pauline Blair and Alline Rutledge; two brothers, James Allen McKenzie and Maxwell McKenzie; and one great-nephew, Ryan Rodgers. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jesse D. Blevins; one son, Jeffrey D. Blevins and his wife, Rosanna, of Sacramento, CA; one daughter, Karen Klapac and her husband, Martin, of College Park, MD; one sister, Rena Wyatt and her husband, Reece, of Spotsylvania; one brother, Raymond McKenzie and his wife, Nancy, of Flat Gap, KY; six grandchildren, Jessica Blevins, Matthew Blevins, Kyle Klapac, Rosemary Klapac, Joseph Klapac and Timothy Klapac; and many nieces and nephews who loved and adored her very much. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Green Cove Baptist Church in Green Cove, VA, with Rev. Charles E. "Jody" Blevins and Rev. Tim Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Green Cove Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Martin Klapac, Kyle Klapac, Jeffrey Blevins, Ronald Wyatt, Frank Blair ad Roger Layman. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus, Va. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at jnsonfh\Npreferred.com. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Mrs. Blevins. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2001

BLEVINS, DENNIS E. LAUREL BLOOMERY, TN -- Dennis E. Blevins, 34, of 6910 Highway 91 North died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at his home. He was born in Bristol, TN, and had made his home in Laurel Bloomery for the past seven years. Dennis was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Helen J. Howard Blevins; his children, Dennis E. Blevins Jr. of the home; stepdaughter, Kathy Hatley also of the home, Aaron Jones of Piney Flats, Haley Jones and Deadra Jones, both of Bristol; his parents, Tommy and Ruby Roark of Bristol; paternal grandmother, Elsie Geiger of North Carolina; sisters, Vicki Terrell of Texas, Michelle Stidham of Bristol, Debbie Hill of Maryland, Wanda Cerroni and Sharon Elwood, both of Delaware; brother, Rodney Blevins; special brothers-in-law, Johnny Howard, Bill Stidham and Phil Terrell; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Entombment will follow. Honorary pallbearers will be John Howard, Sammy Crosswhite, Steve Crosswhite, Freddy Forrester, Johnny Deyton, Daniel Deyton, Buddy Grayson, Johnny Howard, Charlie Stevens, Mark Gentry and Melvin Belcher. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2001

BLEVINS, VENUS WISE, VA -- Funeral services for Venus Blevins will be held on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at 2 p.m. in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel in Castlewood, VA, with the Rev. Palmer Blevins and the Rev. Walter Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Pallbearers will be nephews. Miss Blevins, 78, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in St. Mary's Hospital in Norton, VA. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

BOLLING, EARL JACKSON Earl Jackson Bolling, 65, of 165 Windy Hill Road, Bristol, TN died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at his residence, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., a son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Woodby Bolling. Mr. Boling had resided in the Bristol area for the last 14 years moving from Johnson County, TN. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the West Hills Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, David Andrew Boling. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Mrs. Linda Snyder Boling of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Blake (Dyan) Grindstaff of Mountain City, and Mrs. Rudy (Shelly) Haynes of Johnson City; twin grandsons, Travis and Dakota Grindstaff of Mountain City; five brothers; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in West Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry N. Hall and the Rev. Allen K. Brummett officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens-Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley, TN. Pallbearers will be David Bishop, Billy Bishop, Brad Boling, Dean Millwood, Loodie Booher, Bob Taylor, Sam Abelseth and Paul Crowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Garland, Charlie Campbell, Joe Campbell, Dennis Hixon and Lester Malone. The family will receive friends at West Hills Baptist Church from 6-9 p.m. Monday and at other hours at the residence. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2001

BOLLING, EARL JACKSON Funeral services for Earl Jackson Boling will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in West Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry N. Hall and the Rev. Allen K. Brummett officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens-Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley, TN. Pallbearers will be David Bishop, Billy Bishop, Brad Boling, Dean Millwood, Loodie Booher, Bob Taylor, Sam Abelseth and Paul Crowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Garland, Charlie Campbell, Joe Campbell, Dennis Hixon and Lester Malone. Mr. Boling, 65, of 165 Windy Hill Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at his residence, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 20, 2001

BOYD, ALTHA RUTH ESTEP Funeral services for Altha Ruth Estep Boyd will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dean Blevins officiating. The committal will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Wayne Boyd, Freddie Boyd, Clyde Boyd, Seth Boyd, Adam Bishop, Brian Jones and Rudy Haynes. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Doug Green, Dr. Fred Greear, Leroy Boyd, Kelley Offield, Ron Hall and Jimmy Shumaker. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Weaver Funeral Home. The family wishes to give special thanks to the caring and loving staff of Specialty Select Hospital. Altha will always be remembered as a loving, caring and gifted wife, mother and friend. We are grateful for the lives that she touched as a result of her incredible courage, determination, faith and positive attitude which she so lovingly shared with all who were fortunate to know her. May all who came to love Altha rest in the knowledge that Altha fought a good fight and always kept the faith. (I Timothy 4:6-8). May they also remember her warm and gentle smile that was always freely given. Mrs. Boyd, 77, of 344 Riverview Road, Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in the Select Specialty Hospital. She was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., and lived moot of her life in the Bristol area. She was the daughter of the late Mac and Dana Estep. Mrs. Boyd was a former employee of Raytheon Co. and an active member of the Riverbend Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Dale Boyd and Robert Gayle Boyd. Survivors include: husband of 57 years, Robert C. Boyd; son, Billy Randall Boyd, Bristol, TN.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Armena and Larry Haynes, Sharon and Dennis Patrick, and Denise and Tim Bishop, all of Bluff City, TN., and Kathy and Eugene Jones, Bristol, TN; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two special cousins, Sylvia Ford and Cleo Carrier; and two special friends, Sharon Arnold and Joyce Combs. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 17, 2001

BOYD, ALTHA RUTH ESTEP The committal for Altha Ruth Estep Boyd will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Wayne Boyd, Freddie Boyd, Clyde Boyd, Seth Boyd, Adam Bishop, Brian Jones and Rudy Haynes. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Doug Green, Dr. Fred Greear, Leroy Boyd, Kelley Offield, Ron Hall and Jimmy Shumaker. Mrs. Boyd, 77, of 344 Riverview Road, Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in the Select Specialty Hospital. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

BROWN, CHARLES R. “RANDY” BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Charles R. "Randy" Brown will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, in St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Reverend Tom Ianucci and the Reverend Robert Rademacher officiating. The committal will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Hill, Kyla Houndshell, Dave Cooper, Don Sieber, Johnny Woods, Merrill Moore, Larry Odum, Kevin Stamp, Gregg Warner, Harold Malcolm, Ed Morrell, Darrell Lipe, Jim Owens and Billy Wells. The family would like to say a special thanks to the nurses and doctors of Indian Path Hospital and to many friends during his illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Anne's Building Fund. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Mr. Brown, 72, of 3487 Highway 390, entered into rest Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Indian Path Hospital. A native of McCasville, GA, he was a son of the late William T. and Bessie Brown. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving during the Korean War, and retired from WCYB TV in 1985, as a photographer. He was the owner of Image III, making commercials for television for many businesses in the Tri-City area. He was the past owner of Eastern Film in Kingsport in the 1960s and was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Mull; and a brother, Franklin T. Brown. Survivors include: wife of 52 years, Dorothy Brown of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela "Pam" and Danny Mele of Miami, FL, Marty Catherine and James Bowman of Johnson City, TN, and Alice and Danny Fernandez of Atlanta, GA; three grandchildren, Kim and Robert Mele of Miami, and Nicholas Fernandez of Atlanta; four god-children, David Hill of Mt. Carmel, TN, Joey Hill of Kingsport, TN, Rhonda Lipe of Surgeonsville, TN, and Kasey Carter of Surgeonsville; a very special friend, Jeannie Utsman; aunt, Virgie Morrell; three nephews; and five nieces. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2001

BROWN, CHARLES R. “RANDY” BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Charles R. "Randy" Brown will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, in St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Reverend Tom Ianucci and the Reverend Robert Rademacher officiating. The committal will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Military honors will be conducted by the Patton Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 of Bristol. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Hill, Kyla Houndshell, Dave Cooper, Don Sieber, Johnny Wood, Merrill Moore, Larry Odum, Kevin Stamp, Gregg Warner, Harold Malcolm, Ed Morrell, Darrell Lipe, Jim Owens and Billy Wells. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Anne's Building Fund. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Mr. Brown, 72, of 3487 Highway 390, entered into rest Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Indian Path Hospital. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Mary Catherine and James Bowman of Johnson City, TN. Weaver Funeral. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 26, 2001

BULLOCK, MRS BETTY WAYNE SANDERS Funeral services for Mrs. Wayne Sanders Bullock will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bristol, VA, with Pastor Glenn L. London officiating. Pallbearers will be Charles Flannagan, Shane Ladd, Wayne Ladd, Barry Ladd, Frank Mastrota, Roy Heatherly, Jim Finley and Jess Bullock. Burial will follow in Gunnings Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Akard Funeral Home. The family requests those desiring may make memorials to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 672 Island Road, Bristol, VA 24201. You may also send your condolences to the family by e-mail to akardfh@Npreferred3wave.com. Mrs. Bullock, of 201 Meadow Drive, Bristol, VA, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at her home. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and was very active in the church. She was a native of Bristol and a graduate of Sullins College. She spent most of her time as a homemaker raising three boys but was also the bookkeeper of Bullock's Drug Store for many years. She was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Bristol. Mrs. Bullock was an active hospice volunteer and had just recently received the 2000 Volunteer of the Year Award. She is survived by her husband, Burch Bullock of the home; three sons, Brian Bullock of St. Paul, MN, Blair Bullock of Bristol, VA, and Brad Bullock of Myrtle Beach, SC;. three grandchildren, Allix Bullock, Kimberly Bullock and Matthew Bullock. Also surviving are several cousins. The Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Bullock. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 4, 2001

BULLOCK, MRS WAYNE SANDERS Funeral services for Mrs. Wayne Sanders Bullock will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bristol, VA, with Pastor Glenn L. London officiating. Pallbearers will be Charles Flannagan, Shane Ladd, Wayne Ladd, Barry Ladd, Frank Mastrota, Roy Heatherly, Jim Finley and Jess Bullock. Burial will follow in Gunnings Cemetery. The family requests those desiring may make memorials to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 672 Island Road, Bristol, VA 24201. Mrs. Bullock, of 201 Meadow Drive, Bristol, Va., died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at her home. The Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Bullock. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2001

CARR, FAYE KINGSPORT, TN -- Faye Carr, 59, went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, TN, after a brief illness. Born in Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the Rev. Paul Moody, Kingsport, and the late Anna Blanche Moody. She was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest Bible Mission. In addition to her father, surviving are her husband of 36 years, Jimmie Carr; two daughters, Phoebe Tester and husband Joe, and Gina Hawkins and husband Michael; a son, Tim Carr and wife Cynthia; five grandchildren, Matthew Fauver, Gabriel Fauver, Andrew Hawkins, Emileah Hawkins and Joey Tester; seven sisters, Paulette Starnes, Ruth Burchette, Janice Roberts, Joy Holt, Justine Powers, Karen Patterson and Elaine Harwell; eight Brothers, Dwight Moody, Lonnie Moody, Daniel Moody, Keith Moody, David Moody, Joel Moody, Ivan Moody and Mark Moody; and several nieces, nephews, aunt and uncles. Calling hours are 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Denton, the Rev. Jack Shuler and the Rev. Dayton Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 13, 2001

CARR, FAYE KINGSPORT, TN -- Calling hours for Faye Carr are 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Denton, the Rev. Jack Shuler and the Rev. Dayton Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice. Mrs. Carr, 59, went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn., after a brief illness. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 14, 2001

CAWOOD, BERTIE B. BLUFF CITY, TN -- Bertie B. Cawood, 99, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Asbury Center in Johnson City. She was born in Duffield, VA, a daughter of the late Jim and Cora Taylor Bishop, and had lived most of her life in Tennessee. She was the widow of Earl A. "Pop" Cawood, with whom she operated the Midway Grill in Bluff City for 19 years. She was also preceded in death by a son, William Donald Cawood, D. D.S.; and a grandson, William Hill "Bill" Dougherty. She was a member of Brookside Baptist Church and Utopia Lodge /27 Order of Eastern Star of Piney Flats. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Hill (Nannie) Dougherty of Piney Flats; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Cawood of Blountville; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Potter and Rev. Harry Rehagan officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Nannie and Hill Dougherty. The committal service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morning View Cemetery in Bluff City. Pallbearers will be Robert "Bo" Dougherty, Theodore Lee "Teddy" Dougherty, William Robert Dougherty, Marty Grindstaff, Gary Shipley, R.E. Milhorn, Glen Maupin, Paul Shuttle and Jack Harkins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Nannie Dougherty, 3357 Rocky Springs Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686, or to the Tri-State Baptist Children's Home, 1528 Vance Tank Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Cawood have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 27, 2001

CLARDY, RUTH GOODMAN Ruth Goodman Clardy, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Greystone Healthcare Center. She was born in Suffolk, VA, the daughter of the late Raymond and Eva Gibson Goodman, and had lived most of her life in Bristol. She was the widow of Henry Clardy, was retired from H.P. King Company and was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by several cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Tony Collins officiating. Family and friends may visit following the service. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Clardy have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2001

CLARDY, RUTH GOODMAN The funeral service for Ruth Goodman Clardy will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Tony Collins officiating. Family and friends may visit following the service. Ms. Clardy, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Greystone Healthcare Center. She was a charter member of the Twin City Rebecca Lodge of Oddfellows. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Clardy have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to ocookfh\Npreferred.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

COMBS, HARRY LAWRENCE “JACK” ABINGDON, VA -- Harry Lawrence (Jack) Combs, 75, of 19110 County Park Road, died on Feb. 18, 2001, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was the son of the late James and Blanche Grogg Combs and a retired brick mason. He was of the Baptist faith and a United States Navy veteran serving in World War II. Survivors include: wife, Gladys Shortt Combs; sons, Larry D. Combs of Charlotte, NC, Ronnie L. Combs of Bristol, TN, and Barry A. Combs of Abingdon; sister, Theresa Cooper of Florida; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, J.W. Combs Jr. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Austin Cook and Rev. Joel Cook officiating. Committal services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holston Valley Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers include: David Shortt, Leon Leonard, Dale Shortt, Shannon Russell, Tom Shoun, Elmer Shortt, Don Hale, Tim Price, Ronnie Little and Wimpy Hampton. The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Emory Robinette, staff at Johnston Memorial Hospital and to the staff at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 20, 2001

COMBS, HARRY LAWRENCE “JACK” ABINGDON, VA -- Funeral services for Harry Lawrence (Jack) Combs will be conducted on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Austin Cook and Rev. Joel Cook officiating. Committal services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holston Valley Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post \6975. Honorary pallbearers include: David Shortt, Leon Leonard, Dale Shortt, Shannon Russell, Tom Shoun, Elmer Shortt, Don Hale, Tim Price, Ronnie Little and Wimpy Hampton. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service at Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Combs, 75, of 19110 County Park Road, died on Feb. 18, 2001, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2001

COLEMAN, ROXIE MILLINER AKRON, OH -- Mrs. Roxie Milliner Coleman, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in Akron City Hospital. She was a native of Washington County, VA, and had resided in Akron for the past three years. She attended the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was the widow of Isaac B. Coleman. Survivors: six sons, Mack Coleman, Bristol, TN, Marvin Coleman, Tallmadge, OH, Charles Coleman, Glade Spring, VA, Prince Coleman, Glade Spring, Dave Coleman, Glade Spring, and Tony Coleman, Glade Spring; four daughters, Mary Catherine Carter, Meadowview, VA, Irene Wells, Bluff City, TN, Evelyn Campbell, Akron, and Sarah Gammon, Akron; brother, Clarence Milliner, Akron; 24 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Melvin Johnson and Rev. Harry Lee Lampkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Blacksburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Flower girls will be the granddaughters. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 until 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mrs. Roxie Milliner Coleman. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

COLEMAN, ROXIE MILLINER AKRON, Ohio -- The funeral service for Mrs. Roxie Milliner Coleman will be conducted Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Melvin Johnson and Rev. Harry Lee Lampkins officiating. Interment will follow in Blacksburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Flower girls will be the granddaughters. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 until 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Mrs. Coleman, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in Akron City Hospital. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is serving the family of Mrs. Roxie Milliner Coleman. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2001

COLLINS, D. (DOROTHY) SUSAN BOLLING KINGSPORT, TN -- D. Susan Boling Collins, 50, went to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Born in Lebanon, VA, she lived in Bristol, TN, and had been a resident of Kingsport for the past four years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and employed by Alliance for Business and Training at the Tennessee Department of Human Services in Kingsport and Bristol. She was a loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Nell Boling; and paternal and maternal grandparents. Surviving are her husband, Douglas A. Collins, Kingsport; one son, Derek A. Collins, Kingsport; and one sister, Diane Murray, Bristol, TN. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Funeral Home and also at the residence at any time. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mitch Whisnant officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Mitch Whisnant and Dr. Ron Davis officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 200 West Church Circle, Kingsport, TN 37660. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 17, 2001

COMBS, CLYDE AUDREY COUNCIL, VA -- Mr. Clyde Audrey Combs, 59, passed away Saturday night, Feb. 10, 2001, in a Richlands, VA, hospital. Born Jan., 13, 1942, in Buchanan County, VA, he was a son of the late Albert and Gracie Hurt Combs. He was a lifelong resident of the area, a disabled coal miner and a member of UMWA Local 2888. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Survivors include his wife, Angeline (Angie) Combs of the home; two daughters and one son-in-law, Vickie Combs of Council, and Gary and Sharon Owens of Council; one precious granddaughter, Ashley Owens; two sisters, Pauline Compton of Council and Chloe Fogleman of Lebanon; and one brother, Farley Combs of Bee, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Giles Wilson and Rev. Roy Lee Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens at Lebanon. Pallbearers will be Michael Combs, Rick Foleno, Johnny Fogleman, Frankie Fogleman, Barry Foleno, Keith Foleno and Bobby Fogleman. Honorary pallbearers will be Curt Bostic, Jessie Bostic, Ellis Bostic, Herman Bostic, Eugene Bostic, Claude Bostic, Delano Wilson, Carter Wilson, William Rasnake, Curtis Compton and Verlon Ball. Friends may call at Honaker Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Monday. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 12, 2001

COMBS, CLYDE AUDREY COUNCIL, Va. -- Funeral services for Mr. Clyde Audrey Combs will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Giles Wilson and Rev. Roy Lee Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens at Lebanon. Pallbearers will be Michael Combs, Rick Foleno, Johnny Fogleman, Frankie Fogleman, Barry Foleno, Keith Foleno and Bobby Fogleman. Honorary pallbearers will be Curt Bostic, Jessie Bostic, Ellis Bostic, Herman Bostic, Eugene Bostic, Claude Bostic, Delano Wilson, Carter Wilson, William Rasnake, Curtis Compton and Verlon Ball. Mr. Combs, 59, passed away Saturday night, Feb. 10, 2001, in a Richlands, VA, hospital. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 13, 2001

COMBS, HAZEL COOK LEBANON, VA -- Hazel Cook Combs, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at her home. A lifelong resident of Russell County, she was the daughter of the late Emmett and Elizabeth Harrison Cook. She was the widow of Howard Combs. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Eula Mae Combs; two grandchildren, Karen Frances Combs and Ronald Leon Combs and seven brothers. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are three daughters, Marralee Elswick and Mrs. David (Frances) Hicks, both of Manassas, VA, and Mrs. Claude (Linda) Dotson of Abingdon; nine sons, Walter Combs and wife, Gaylene, of Galax, VA, Lewis Combs and wife, Nell, of Newport News, VA., Roy Leon Combs of St. Paul, VA, Buster Combs and wife, Brenda, of Powhatan, VA, Randall Combs and wife, Lois, of Lebanon, Arlen Combs and wife, Violet, Willie Combs and wife, Clarice, and Truman Combs and wife, Sue, all of Manassas, and Dello Combs of Lebanon; a special granddaughter, Teresa White of Bristol, VA; caregivers, Linda Lester and Glenda Lester of Bradshaw, WV, and Betty O'Quinn of Davenport, VA; special friends, Monica Stevens of Manassas and Shirley Amos of Cleveland, VA. Also 30 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Edd Davis and Rev. Virgil Musick officiating. Burial will follow in the Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be: Garrick Dotson, Brian Dotson, Ramey Elswick, David Elswick, Dr. Dwight Bailey, Tobe Lasley and Giles H. Wolfe. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Combs. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 4, 2001

COMBS, HAZEL COOK LEBANON, VA. -- Funeral services for Hazel Cook Combs will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Edd Davis and Rev. Virgil Musick officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Garrick Dotson, Brian Dotson, Ramey Elswick, David Elswick, Dr. Dwight Bailey, Tobe Lasley and Giles H. Wolfe. Mrs. Combs, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at her home. Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Combs. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 5, 2001

COMBS, SHELBY JEAN MILHORN BLUFF CITY, TN -- Shelby Jean Millhorn Combs, 63, of 442 Walnut Grove Road, went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2001, at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Bluff City, she was a daughter of the late Everett Johnson and Mary Belle Leonard Millhorn. Mrs. Combs was a homemaker and a member of Oak Dale Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward K. Combs in 1979; and by three brothers, Tony Millhorn, Clinton Millhorn and Jewel Millhorn. Survivors include two daughters, Vicky Clark and Bridgett Wright, both of Bluff City; one sister, Charlotte Ward of Bluff City; two brothers, Kenneth Millhorn of Watauga, TN, and James Millhorn of Bluff City; two grandchildren, Sabrina Boughers and Leslie Boughers, both of Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Morning View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and at other hours at the residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 14, 2001

COMBS, SHELBY JEAN MILLHORN BLUFF CITY, TN -- Shelby Jean Millhorn Combs, 63, of 442 Walnut Grove Road, went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2001, at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Bluff City, she was a daughter of the late Everett Johnson and Mary Belle Leonard Millhorn. Mrs. Combs was a homemaker and attended of Oak Dale Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward K. Combs in 1979; and by three brothers, Tony Millhorn, Clinton Millhorn and Jewel Millhorn. Survivors include two daughters, Vicky Clark and Bridget Wright, both of Bluff City; one sister, Charlotte Ward of Bluff City; two brothers, Kenneth Millhorn of Watauga, TN, and James Millhorn of Bluff City; two grandchildren, Sabrina Boughers and Leslie Boughers, both of Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Jerry Shaffer and Rev. Freddie Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in Morning View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

COOLEY, ALICE Alice Cooley of Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, TN. She was born in El Paso, TX, a daughter of the late Charles and Alice Jordan Cooley, and moved here in 1974. She was a graduate of Lees-McRae College and a member and past president of Phi Beta Kappa. She was retired from Inter-Mountain Pathology Associates as a cytologist. She was a member of Embroidery Guild of America, Bristol Branch, and a former member of the Pilot Club. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as a member of the choir, an ordained deacon and a helper for the Friendship Class. Survivors include two brothers, Lt. Col. Joseph G. Jordan, USAF retired, and his wife Helen of El Paso, and Harry E. Cooley and his wife Cozie of Winston-Salem, NC; one sister-in-law, Ruth Jordan of Johnson City, TN; several nieces and nephews, including Peggy Ann Fricks, Annie LaFollette and her husband Jess and family, Dempsey Jordan and his wife Charlotte and family, Gary Jordan and his wife Arlene and family, Cherlynn Cooley, Geron Cooley and his wife Pamela, Brian Cooley and his wife Rachel and family; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Blevins Funeral Home. The committal service and burial will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the graveside in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC, with Rev. Tony Brown officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice, Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk, NC, or the Friendship Class of First Presbyterian Church. The family wishes to thank the staff of Outlook Pointe for their many kindness. Arrangements especially for Miss Cooley have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 12, 2001

COOLEY, ALICE The funeral service for Alice Cooley will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Blevins Funeral Home. The committal service and burial will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the graveside in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC, with Rev. Tony Brown officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice, Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk, NC, or the Friendship Class of First Presbyterian Church. Miss Cooley of Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, TN. Arrangements especially for Miss Cooley have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 13, 2001

COWAN, TAYLOR O. III KNOXVILLE, TN -- Taylor O. Cowan III, 57, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at St. Mary's Residential Hospice Center. He was born in Bristol, a son of Taylor O. Cowan Jr. of Bristol and the late Louise Stinette Cowan. He was a Vietnam War veteran and a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration. He was an avid hiker and was a member of the Smokey Mountain Hiking Club and the Knoxville Track Club. He was co-owner of BP Express Intermodal Carrier and Tri-City Trucking. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Caroline Ketron Cowan; a daughter, C. Kristin Cowan of Knoxville; a son, T. Chad Cowan of Knoxville; and several cousins. The family wishes to thank two oncologist cousins, Dr. John Cowan of Rockford and Dr. Ben Cowan Jr. of Bristol, for their special support and care during the illness. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. Burial will follow. Memorial may be sent to the Appalachian Trail Maintenance Fund, P. O. Box 1454, Knoxville, TN 37901. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel in Knoxville. Local arrangements especially for Mr. Cowan have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 26, 2001

COWAN, TAYLOR O. III KNOXVILLE, TN -- The funeral service for Taylor O. Cowan III will be conducted at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. Burial will follow. Memorial may be sent to the Appalachian Trail Maintenance Fund, P. O. Box 1454, Knoxville, TN 37901. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel in Knoxville. Mr. Cowan, 57, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at St. Mary's Residential Hospice Center. Local arrangements especially for Mr. Cowan have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 27, 2001

COX, CLAUDE E. Mr. Claude E. Cox, 64, of Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, from an automobile accident on King Mill Pike, Bristol, VA. Mr. Cox was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol and an employee of Allied Moving and Storage Company. Survivors include two sons, Alan C. Cox, of Woodbridge, VA, and Claude E. Cox Jr., of Manassas, VA; one daughter, Susan Long, of Boone, NC; granddaughter, Kristin Danielle Cox; and three other grandchildren. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home with Richard Gaminde, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Cox. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 24, 2001

COX, CLAUDE E. Funeral services for Mr. Claude E. Cox will be at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home with Richard Gaminde, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Lee Highway, Abingdon. Mr. Cox, 64, of Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, from an automobile accident on King Mill Pike, Bristol, VA. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Cox. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2001

CRAWFORD, SUE WILLINGHAM Sue Willingham Crawford, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Bristol, VA. She was born in Conyers, GA, a daughter of the late Benjamin N. and Virgilee Tucker Willingham. She had lived in metropolitan Atlanta, Gatlinburg and Lebanon, VA, prior to moving to Bristol five months ago. She was the widow of Robert L. Crawford and attended Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a strong advocate of the World War II Memorial planned for Washington, DC Survivors include a daughter, Susan Collins and her husband, Tony, of Bristol; a son, Robert L. Crawford Jr. and his wife, Kathryn, of Cumming, GA; a close family friend, Christine Barrett and her husband, Bill, of Jonesboro, GA; two sisters, Marcelle W. Hollingsworth of Atlanta and Rebecca W. Anthony and her husband, Jack, of Roswell, GA; eight grandchildren, Rachel, Isaac, Benjamin, Charlie, Anthony and his wife, Esther, Michael, Kassandra and Robert III. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Thursday evening at Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church with Dr. Tony Collins and Rev. William Slagle officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Thursday at the church. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Crawford have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

CREGER, MARY KATHERINE Funeral services for Mary Katherine Creger will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church with Rev. Rick Light officiating. Burial will follow in Eastern Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jack Johnston, Ronald Johnston, Don Johnston, Carol Musick, Howard Odum, Frank Lambert, Marty Helton, Conrad Friede, Don Creger and Doug Creger. Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church. Those desiring may make memorials to Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Creger, 76, of 1568 Rockrose Road, Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Plasterco, VA, and a daughter of the late Henry G. and Ella Hudson Helton. She was a charter member of Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church, a retired employee of Raytheon and was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Creger. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanie Utsman of Bristol, VA, and Revonda "Sis" Cox of Bluff City, TN; son-in-law, Jerry L. Cox of Bluff City; grandchildren, Vonda Kay Cox, Tiffany Utsman, Creig Utsman and Casey Cox; a sister, Mae Wells of Clinchburg, VA; sister-in-law, Myrtle Helton of Bristol, VA; and special friends, Margaret Gillespie and Audia Watson. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 4, 2001

CROWE, FRED BLOUNTVILLE, TN. -- Fred Crowe, 97, 364 Ridge Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at his home. He was born in Piney Flats, a son of the late George D. and Eula Torbett Crowe, and had lived most of his life in Sullivan County. He was the widower of Mary Bowman Crowe and of the Methodist faith. He was a long-time employee of Smith Mechanical Contractors of Kingsport, a 50-year member and the oldest living member of Pipefitters Union Local \538 and a member of the Buffalo Senior Citizens. Mr. Crowe is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Sue Cross and Mary Ruth Malone, both of Blountville; four sons, Billy Crowe of Bluff City, Jim Crowe of Bristol, Clifton Crowe of Johnson City and Lynn Crowe of Blountville; two sisters, Vona Smith of Kingsport and Pansy Caulboh of Elizabethton; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Thursday evening in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Gott and Rev. Walt Simmerman officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday. The committal service and burial will be at 11 o'clock Friday morning in Edgefield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. The family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Arrangements especially for Mr. Crowe have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

CROWE, FRED PINEY FLATS, TN -- The funeral service for Fred Crowe will be conducted at 8 o'clock Thursday evening in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Gott and Rev. Walt Simmerman officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday and at other times at the home of Mary Ruth Malone, Blountville, TN. The committal service and burial will be at 11 o'clock Friday morning in Edgefield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. The family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Mr. Crowe, 97, 364 Ridge Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at his home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at ocookfh\Npreferred.com. Arrangements especially for Mr. Crowe have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 8, 2001

CROWE, ROY ALLEN FAIRBORN, OH -- Roy Allen Crowe, 61, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Bristol, VA, and had made his home in Fairborn for the past 10 years. He was a retired senior master sergeant with the United States Air Force with 28 years of service. Survivors: former wife, Marlene Crowe; and their children, one daughter, Krista Diane Holzman, Panama City, FL; one son, Patrick Allen Crowe, Dayton, OH; four grandchildren, Corey, April, Taylor and Daniel; sister, Brenda McCracken, Bristol, VA; and two brothers, Danny Crowe and Gary Crowe, both of Bristol, VA. Memorial services will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Emmit Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday prior to the service 6 until 7:30 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted by V. F.W. Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 Wednesday 10 a.m. in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 20, 2001

CROWE, ROY ALLEN FAIRBORN, OH -- Graveside services for Roy Allen Crowe will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post \6975 Wednesday 10 a.m. in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Mr. Crowe, 61, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at his home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2001

CULLOP, MICHAEL GLENN JOHNSON CITY, TN -- Michael Glenn Cullop, 44, of 832 Hamilton St., died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, in Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County, TN. He was a son of Hazel Virginia Cullop, Johnson City, and the late Frank Selmer Cullop. Mr. Cullop was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his mother, Mr. Cullop is survived by three sisters, Peggy Bennett, Jonesborough, Linda Byrd and Brenda Scott, both of Johnson City; four brothers, James Davis Sheets, Newport News, VA, Alvin Dean Cullop and Gregory Allen Cullop, both of Johnson City, and Dickie Lee Cullop, Elizabethton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. David Dugger, Rev. Lee "Mickey" Bennett and Rev. Mike Kirby will officiate. Committal services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Pallbearers will be Joseph Searfoss and nephews, Andy Bennett, Chris Bennett, Aaron Adams, Jason Byrd and Brian Byrd. Mr. Cullop is also survived by his very special friend, Jenny Hildebrand, Elizabethton. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by Hammond Post 3, American Legion Color Guard, Kingsport. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2001

DAVIS, LOLA ROBINETTE CHUCKEY, TN -- Mrs. Lola Robinette Davis, 74, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at her residence. She was born in Michigan and was a daughter of the late Theodore Robinette and Bertha Rasnake Robinette. She was the widow of Emmett Davis. Mrs. Davis grew up in Washington County. She was a former employee of Monroe Calculating Machine Co. and retired from Westinghouse Corp. She was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. She is survived by a son, William Joseph Cassady of Chuckey; two daughters, Gloria King of Lake Wales, Fla., and Jessica Lawson of Abingdon; one brother, Ted Robinette of Church Hill, Tenn.; two sisters, Juanita Robinette of Fort Myers, Fla., and Sarah Burke of Abingdon; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the graveside in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. John Massey Jr. officiating. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery by 2:50 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Davis. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2001

DINSMORE, JOHN WESLEY CUMBERLAND, VA -- John (Johnny) Wesley Dinsmore, 66, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in the hospital at Farmville, VA, of a massive heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Naomi (Dee) Dinsmore; a step-daughter, Melissa K. Messick; five brothers, Sam Dinsmore, Coal City, WV, Dennis Dinsmore, Richmond, VA, Curtis Dinsmore, Bristol, VA, Gene Dinsmore and Wayne Dinsmore, Saltville, VA; a half-brother, Donny Dinsmore; four half-sisters, June Dinsmore, Jean Dinsmore, Terry Dinsmore and Cheryl Dinsmore, all of Richmond, VA Services were held at the home of Curtis and Jean Dinsmore on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, in Bristol, VA. On Feb. 14, his ashes were spread over the mountains of Brumley Gap, VA., where he hunted and fished. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

DIXON, MATTHEW S. JOHNSON CITY, TN -- Matthew S. Dixon, 66, 1916 Sundale Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at his residence. Mr. Dixon was a native of McDowell County, WV, and had been a resident of Johnson City for 41 years. He was a son of the late Elbert Monroe and Faye Sells Dixon. Mr. Dixon retired from the Veterans Administration after nearly 40 years of service as an x-ray technician and also in the recreation department. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with a total of 30 years combined service. Mr. Dixon was a member of the Faith Fellowship Baptist Church and a member of the United Commercial Travelers \552. Survivors include his wife, Jane Mullins Dixon; one son, Deril W. Dixon, Paintsville, KY; one daughter, Pam D. Poston, Swannanoa, NC; two sisters, Ethel Rutherford, Abingdon, VA, and Lucy Leonard, Kingsport; two brothers, Bill Dixon, Winston-Salem, NC, and John Dixon, Clearbrook, VA; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Booney Crawford officiating. Graveside committal services will be held Saturday at 10;30 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, VA. For those who prefer, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice, c/o Johnson City Medical Center Foundation, 1807 West Market St., Johnson City, TN 37604. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday from the East Chapel of the funeral home. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 East Watauga Ave., is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2001

DOWELL, EMORY J. Funeral services for Emory J. Dowell will be conducted 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Epperson and Rev. Joe Dearry officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Harold Dowell, George Holmes, James Smith, Donnie Dowell, Raymond Elcholez and Sherman Hinkle. Honorary pallbearers: Steve Slaughter, Joseph Booher, Raymond Franklin Dowell and Terry Booher. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Dowell, 68, 1293 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a native of Sullivan County, and a son of the late Frank and Ada Dowell. He was a retired farmer and former employee of Cortrim Hardwood Parts, Paty Lumber Company and Tenneva Hide and Fur Company. He was a member of Charity Pentecostal Tabernacle. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Charlcie Marie Doss Dowell. Survivors include daughters, Loretta Marie Booher, Bristol, Tenn., and Ada Mae Slaughter, Blountville, TN; sons, Emory F. (Hank) Dowell, Paul Allen Dowell, Donald Wayne Dowell and Ronald Raymond Dowell, all of Bristol, TN; sisters, Winnie Peters, Ora Bell Nunn, Shirley Hyatt and Rita Jean White, all of Bristol, Ruth Eicholez, Hanstead, MD, and Ida Mae Whitt, California; and brother, Paul H. Dowell, Bristol, TN. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

DOWELL, EMORY J. Funeral services for Emory J. Dowell will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Epperson and Rev. Joe Dearry officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Harold Dowell, George Holmes, James Smith, Donnie Dowell, Raymond Elcholez and Sherman Hinkle. Honorary pallbearers: Steve Slaughter, Joseph Booher, Raymond Franklin Dowell and Terry Booher. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Dowell, 68, 1293 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2001

EARLY, VIRGINIA SANDOE COVINGTON, GA -- Virginia Sandoe Early, formerly of Bristol, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Newton General Hospital in Covington, GA. She was born in Charlotte, NC, the daughter of the late James and Helen Pruner Sandoe. She lived most of her life in Bristol until moving to Georgia to live with her daughter. She was a member of Eastern Star, Chapter 28 of Bristol, VA, and a member of Grace Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Early Bryant of Covington, GA, and Phoebe Pruner Hopewell of Altomonte Springs, FL; sister-in-law, Alice Sandoe of Bristol, VA; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Rev. Emmit Wilson officiating. The committal service and interment will follow in Knollkreg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Judes Children's Research Center, P. O. Box 1818, Memphis, TN 38101-9903. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Early have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 12, 2001

EDWARDS, MARGARET EMILY HILL PINEY FLATS, TN -- Margaret Emily Hill Edwards, 85, passed away Feb. 16, 2001, at Greystone Healthcare. She was a native of Knoxville, TN, and had lived in Piney Flats since 1974. She was a homemaker, a seamstress and a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Charlie" Edwards. Survivors: four children, Joan Edwards Burnett, Sandra Faye Crussell, Charles "Ronnie" Edwards and Sam "Bo" Edwards. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday in Mynatt's Chapel with Rev. Harry Rehagen officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday at Mynatt's. Mynatt Funeral Home of Knoxville is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

EMMERT, MARGARET ANN NICKELS ABINGDON -- Mrs. Margaret Ann Nickels Emmert, 61, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Ryburn and Frances Nickels. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a member of the Gospel Tabernacle. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Moore. Mama was a born-again Christian who loved God and her family dearly. She was very proud of her loving husband, who watched over her as a guardian angel; her children; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; and enjoyed spending time with each of them. She loved growing flowers, especially roses and going fishing. Even though she had been blind for the past 18 years, she worked in her flower gardens as much as possible and enjoyed shopping and attending church. She was a very independent woman and would not let her blindness get her down. Before becoming blind, Mama was a Sunday school teacher at the Gospel Tabernacle and made a great impact on every child she taught. She had always hoped to teach again someday. maybe she's doing just that. We're going to miss you, Mama! We love you. Survivors include: her husband of 46 years, Don Emmert, Sr.; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Elizabeth Emmert of Abingdon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Don Fields of Abingdon, and Patricia and Mike Wyatt of Abingdon; three brothers, Kenneth Nickels of Charlotte, NC, Ryburn "Buddy" Nickels of Newport News, VA, and Jim Nickels of Athens, WV; two sisters, Nancy Robins of Fairfax, VA, and Bonnie Moore of Abingdon; grandchildren, D. Travis Fields, Brad Wyatt, Nathan Wyatt, Amy Wyatt, Tobi Fields, Jarrid Wyatt and Don Emmert III; great-grandchildren, Elena Fields, Logan Johnson, Lindsey Wyatt and Dianna Fields; and special nephew, Mike Moore. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Henley and Pastor Kerry Henley officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ricky Swaney, Bobby Wise, Clarence Robins, Bob McCracken, Odell Moore, Mike Moore, Buddy Parris and Frank Moore. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the Emmert family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2001

EVANS, LOIS CANTRELL GURNEE, Ill. -- Lois C. Evans (nee Cantrell), 52, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at the Naval Hospital, Naval Training Center Great Lakes. She was born Jan. 12, 1949, in Bristol, VA, to the late Jerry and Mary (nee Tolliver) Cantrell. She moved to the Great Lakes-Gurnee area in 1999 following the retirement of her husband from the United States Navy in Corpus Christi, TX. Mrs. Evans, a Vietnam-era veteran herself, served in the United States Navy, enlisting July 24, 1970, and served for 20 years. She retired June 20, 1990, at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as a first class petty officer. Following her retirement, she served as ombudsman to commanding officer, USS Scott (Norfolk, VA) and to commander, mine warfare command (Corpus Christi, TX). For her dedicated service to the nation, the United States Navy, her husband and the people of Texas, she was commissioned on Oct. 1, 1998, as a "Yellow Rose of Texas" by then-Gov. George W. Bush. Mrs. Evans was employed as a facilitator and office assistant for the PREVENT program at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, and was pursing her master's degree in psychology from National-Louis University. Survivors include her devoted husband, Bradford C. Evans, a retired Navy master chief; two brothers, Nyle Cantrell of Virginia Beach, VA, and Noble Cantrell of Hurst, TX. It was her wish to be cremated with arrangements entrusted to the care of Marsh Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Blue Jacket Memorial Chapel, Naval Training Center, Great Lakes at 10:30 a.m. with Chaplain Steve Moses officiating. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 27, 2001

FAIDLEY, DAVID “TODD” David (Todd) Faidley, 47, of Bristol, TN., died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Lawrence and Viola Pritchard Faidley. He was a plumber by trade and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by four brothers. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Faidley; two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and David Patrick and Cheryl and Scott Gibson, all of Bristol, TN; two sisters, Billie Jean Dobbins and Laura Brewer, both of Bristol, TN; five brothers, Carl Faidley, Lawrence Faidley III, Junior Howington, Jerry Howington and Raymond Howington, all of Bristol, TN; four grandchildren, Brian Patrick, Rhiannon Patrick, Joseph Gibson and Joshua Gibson; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Brown officiating. At the request of Mr. Faidley, the body has been cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice or to the family at 496 Bristol Caverns Highway \8, Bristol, TN 37620. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Faidley. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2001

FAIDLEY, DAVID “TODD” A memorial service for David "Todd" Faidley will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Brown officiating. At the request of Mr. Faidley, the body has been cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice or to the family at 496 Bristol Caverns Highway 8, Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Faidley, 47, of Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Faidley. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 23, 2001

FIELDS, CAROLYN JOYCE BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Carolyn Joyce Fields, 58, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Cambridge House, Bristol, TN. She was born in Hawkins County, a daughter of Clara Mae Fields, Blountville, and the late Clifford Lee "Tip" Fields. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John and Clarice Fields; and her maternal grandparents, David and Etta Jones. In addition to her mother, surviving is a sister, Mrs. Craig (Janis) Campbell, Bristol. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Rye Fleenor officiating. Memorials may be made to Easter Seals of Tennessee, 4370 Gap Mountain Road, Greeneville, TN 37743, or to the charity of one's choice. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Fields family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

FIELDS, CAROLYN JOYCE BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Graveside services for Carolyn Joyce Fields will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Rye Fleenor officiating. Memorials may be made to Easter Seals of Tennessee, 4370 Gap Mountain Road, Greeneville, TN 37743, or to the charity of one's choice. Miss Fields, 58, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 001, at Cambridge House, Bristol, Tenn. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Fields family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 8, 2001

FILLINGER, ALMA CARRIE COLE HAYNES Funeral services for Alma Carrie Cole Haynes Fillinger will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the East Bristol Church of God, 52 Old Airport Road, Bristol, VA. Pastor Leonard Bellamy will officiate. Burial will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Morin, Dr. Christopher Kennedy and Dr. Pierre Istfan. Mrs. Fillinger, 81, of Lot \11 Duke St., Bristol, VA, went to be with the Lord at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2001

FLEENOR, SYDNEY DANIELLE Graveside services for Sydney Danielle Fleenor will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at noon in the Sugar Grove Cemetery with Brother Tommy Tester officiating. Pallbearers will be uncles, Terry Fleenor and Jerry Messick. Honorary pallbearers will be other uncles and Randall Howser, Jason Rasnake and Nick Holbrook. Sydney Danielle Fleenor, 18-month-old daughter of Kevin and Christine Blankenship Fleenor, of 525 Navaho Trail, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Johnson City Medical Center. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA, is serving the Fleenor family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

GAYLON, VIRGINIA MAE BIGGERS Virginia Mae Biggers Galyon, 78, of Bristol, VA, died of cancer Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Bristol and the widow of Fred J. Gaylon. She was retired from M. Harrop Co. after 19 years of service. She was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church for 55 years and a member of the Henley Gleaners Sunday school class. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas C. and Sally A. Galyon of Lansing, MI; two grandchildren, Addison C. Galyon and Ashley L. Galyon; and a cousin, Mary McCarthy of Bristol, VA. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Dr. Tony Collins will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service in the mausoleum chapel. Those desiring may make memorials to Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church, Renovation Fund, 327 Mary St., Bristol, VA 24201. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Galyon. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 11, 2001

GALYON, VIRGINIA BIGGERS Funeral services for Virginia Biggers Galyon will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Dr. Tony Collins will officiate. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service in the mausoleum chapel. Those desiring may make memorials to Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church, Renovation Fund, 327 Mary St., Bristol, VA 24201. Mrs. Galyon, 78, of Bristol, Va., died of cancer Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Galyon. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 12, 2001

GENTRY, BONNIE HOUSER Bonnie Houser Gentry, 78, passed away, Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, TN. She was born in Bristol, TN, and lived her entire life in the Cross Community area. She was the youngest daughter of the late Joe and Manda Houser. She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Gentry; brothers, Charles Houser, David Houser and Spurgeon Houser Sr.; and sister, Virgie Minnick. She is survived by a special niece, Shirley Houser Mort, Bristol, VA; and two special nephews, Jim Houser, Blountville, TN, and Chris Houser, Bristol, VA. She is also survived by several other nieces and nephews. She left two special lifelong friends, Janelle Cross and Lena Ferguson. She was a friend to all that knew her. She was a life-time member of the Cross Community Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Harry Fleenor will officiate. Interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tyler Cross, Alfred Ferguson, Eddie Minnick, Charlie Pope, Stanley Rosenbalm, Doug Cross, Harry Elsea and Charlie Kendrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Carl Bendeck, his nurse Judy and all of the 2nd floor nurses and staff of Holston Valley Hospital. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3 until 6 p.m. at the home of nephew, Jim Houser, 183 Oak St., Blountville, TN, and Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Akard Funeral Home prior to the service. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Gentry. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 10, 2001

GENTRY, BONNIE HOUSER Funeral services for Bonnie Houser Gentry will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Harry Fleenor will officiate. Interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tyler Cross, Alfred Ferguson, Eddie Minnick, Charlie Pope, Stanley Rosenbalm, Doug Cross, Harry Elsea and Charlie Kendrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Carl Bendeck, his nurse Judy and all of the second floor nurses and staff of Holston Valley Hospital. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Akard Funeral Home prior to the service. Mrs. Gentry, 78, passed away, Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, TN. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Gentry. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 11, 2001

GENTRY, LILLIE MAE “SISSY” POUND, VA -- Lillie Mae (Sissy) Gentry, 74, passed from this life Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, in St. Mary's Hospital, Norton, VA, after a short, courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Felix Moore; and one brother, Olaf Moore. Surviving are her husband, Carmon (Sonny) Gentry, Pound; sister and brother-in-law, Rosetta and Robert Boggs, Marion, VA; brother and sister-in-law, Bill R. and Kathy Moore, Kingsport, TN; mother, Eura Moore, Pound; nieces, Linda Logan, Pound, Rhonda Kelly, Marion, Dawn Chambers, San Antonio, Texas, and Martha Durham, Church Hill, TN; nephews, David Moore, Donnie Moore, Johnny Moore and Franklin Moore, all of Pound, Jerry Moore, Clintwood, VA, and Kirby Moore, Kingsport; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Calling hours will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday in Baker Funeral Home, Pound. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel of Baker Funeral Home, Pound, with Rev. Warren Wright officiating. Burial will be in Bolling Cemetery, Pound, VA . Pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Hospice Choice, Inc., 46th St., Norton, VA 24273, or the charity or organization of your choice. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

GILBERT, NATALIE EVELYN HAMLIN Natalie Evelyn Hamlin Gilbert, 47, of Bristol, TN, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, of a lingering illness. She was born in Lynn, Mass., and was a 1970 graduate of Lynn Classical High School. She had resided in Bristol since 1988. She was a former employee of Lynn Headstart, Cambridge House Nursing Home and People, Inc. Mrs. Gilbert was a member of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church and also a member of Pea Pickers Square Dance Club. She was preceded in death by her father, Nathaniel Hamlin. Survivors include her husband of 29 years, John Gilbert; two sons, Michael Gilbert of Bristol, TN, and Marc Gilbert of the U.S. Army, Fort Hood, TX; her mother, Francis Warren Hamlin of Peabody, Mass.; two sisters, Helen Bales of Milton, FL, and Gladys Olson of Hudson, NH; two brothers, Warren Hamlin of Rockland, CA, and Carlton Hamlin of Lynn, Mass. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen D. Hensley officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church Building Fund at 1727 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gilbert have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 24, 2001

GILBERT, NATALIE EVELYN HAMLIN A memorial service for Natalie Evelyn Hamlin Giblert will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen D. Hensley officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church Building Fund at 1727 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Mrs. Gilbert, 47, of Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, of a lingering illness. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gilbert have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2001

GOSSETT, E. JEANNETTA CARRIER THOMPSON FALLS, Mont. -- E. Jeanette Carrier Gossett, 64, a resident of Thompson Falls for the past 18 months died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Gossett was born in Bluff City where she had made her home most of her life. The daughter of the late Edgar and Viola Hopkins Carrier, she was retired from Home Health Care and had served as activities director at Memorial Hall. She was a member of Ryder Memorial Presbyterian Church and the widow of Fred E. Gossett. Mrs. Gossett was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Throne in 1988; and a brother, Leo Carrier. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Penny) Williams, Bakersville, NC, and Patricia Greer, Lansing, MI.; grandchildren, John Ahlers, Joie Knauss, Ryan Greer, Amanda Lovin, Brandon Foster and Austin Williams; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Carol O'Kelly. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Cole officiating. Burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Shipley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 13, 2001

GOSSETT, JEANNETTA CARRIER THOMPSON FALLS, MT. -- Funeral services for E. Jeannetta Carrier Gossett will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Cole officiating. Burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Shipley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Gossett, 64, a resident of Thompson Falls for the past 18 months, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at her home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 14, 2001

GRAY, JOHN CLARK Mr. John Clark Gray, 79, of Bristol, TN, died Saturday at Bristol National Healthcare. Mr. Gray was born in Panama City, FL, a son of the late Joseph S. and Julia Philips Gray. He was a graduate of Bay County High School, attended the University of Florida, ETSU and graduated from Carolina School of Commerce. Mr. Gray served in the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific during World War II and retired from the Army Reserve as a chief warrant officer IV, after 32 years of service. He was an accountant for Gardner's Dairy, Rocky Mount, NC, for 12 years before moving to Bristol in 1960; and he was comptroller for Bassett's Dairy until his retirement. Upon retirement, he was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross and numerous church groups, worked in disaster areas and building homes and churches in foreign countries and the United States of America. Mr. Gray was a member of First Baptist Church, where he served on several committees, taught Sunday school, including the Silent Friends Class, and was past chairman of the Board of Deacons. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth Mayo Gray of the home; and two sons, Michael C. Gray and wife, Diane, of Gallatin, TN, and Thomas C. Gray and wife, Janet-Leigh, of Bristol, TN. Also surviving are eight granddaughters, Anne, Kelly, Kathy, Angela, Leigh-Anne, Alyson, Kimberly and Abigail; two grandsons, Andrew and Kirk; one great-grandson, Connor; one sister, Lois Gray Henschen of St. Cloud, FL; one brother, Philip Gray of Myrtle Beach, SC,; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Rand W. Forder and Rev. Luke Martin officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Akard Funeral Home. You may also send your condolences to the family by e-mail to akardfh\N3wave.com. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to First Baptist Church, Bristol, VA, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. The Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Gray. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2001

GRAY, JOHN CLARK Funeral services for Mr. John Clark Gray will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Rand W. Forder and Rev. Luke Martin officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. You may also send your condolences to the family by e-mail to akardfh@3wave.com. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to First Baptist Church, Bristol, Va., Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. Mr. Gray, 79, of Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday at Bristol National Healthcare. The Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Gray. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 26, 2001

GRAYBEAL, MARGARET LOUISE WIGGINS Funeral services for Margaret Louise Wiggins Graybeal will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2000, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charlie Malone officiating. Burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Vanover Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Graybeal, 87, 149 Wampler Lane, Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Graybeal had been a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and the daughter of the late John and Allie Kirk Wiggins. She was the widow of Rev. James E. Graybeal and was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lee Graybeal Sr., that went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith. Survivors include four daughters, Mildred Guy and Charlotte Bowers, both of Bristol, Tenn., Wanda Camper of Piney Flats, and Nellie Campbell of Elizabethton; five sons, Wayne Graybeal of Bristol, TN., Martin Graybeal of Elizabethton, William Graybeal and Herman Graybeal, both of Bluff City, and Ervin Graybeal of Cleveland, Ohio; 39 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; and several great-great-great-grandchildren. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 23, 2001

GRAYBEAL, ROGER LEE GRAY, TN -- Roger Lee Graybeal Sr., 53, of 202 Water Tank Road, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at his residence. He was a native of Sullivan County and had lived in Washington County for 27 years. Mr. Graybeal was a retired painter and an active member of Boones Creek Freewill Baptist Church, where he served as trustee and guitar player. He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. James (Ed) Graybeal in 1998, and his mother, Margaret Wiggins Graybeal, Feb. 21, 2001. Survivors include his wife, Mitzia Graybeal of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Roger (Bo) and Celena Graybeal Jr. of Gray; daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Brad Scott, of Gray; one granddaughter, Abigail Lynn Graybeal of Gray; four sisters, Millard Guy, Bristol, Charlotte Bowers, Bristol, Wanda Camper, Piney Flats, and Nellie Cambell, Elizabethton; five brothers, William Graybeal and Herman Graybeal, both of Bluff City, Martin Graybeal of Elizabethton, Jerry (Erlie) Graybeal, Ohio, and Earl Wayne Graybeal, Bristol; and several nieces and nephews as well as his church family. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Boones Creek Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ivery Padgett, Danny Osborne and Scott Green. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in the church. Burial will be in Snyders Memorial Gardens following services. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Simpson, James Padgett, Wayne Scott, Donald Odom, Richard Musser, Kirk Stevens, Matt Odom and Loyod Scott. Gray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2001

GRUBB, ALTA C. Miss Alta C. Grubb, 93, formerly of Kentucky Avenue, Bristol, TN., died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, in N.H.C. Health Care Center. She was the daughter of the late Jeff and Alice S. Brown Grubb. She was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and received business training at Bristol Commercial College,. She was employed by H.P. King Co. and retired from McCord Optometrists. Miss Grubb was a member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church and held various offices in the women's organizations of the church. Also she served as Sunday school teacher and was a member of the choir. Survivors include two nieces, Elizabeth Grubb Floyd of Dayton, OH, and Edith Grubb of Hannibal, MO; and special friends, Mack and Louise Hartsock of Bristol, TN. Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at East Hill Cemetery. Rev. Laura R. Rason will officiate. Friends will be received from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2001

GRUBB, ALTA C. Graveside services Miss Alta C. Grubb will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at East Hill Cemetery. Rev. Laura R. Rason will officiate. Miss Grubb, 93, formerly of Kentucky Avenue, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, in N.H.C. Health Care Center. Akard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to akardfh\N3wave.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 4, 2001

HALL, ALLISON WILLARD BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Allison Willard Hall, 85, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, in Greystone Health Care after a lengthy illness. Allison was born Aug. 2, 1915, in Claiborne County, TN, a son of the late George and Lue Proffitt Hall. Allison retired as an electrician from Holston Defense in 1979 and was a member of Blountville United Methodist Church. Allison is survived by his wife of 58 years, Zoa Correll Hall of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann Hall Loudermelt and her husband Jerry of Blountville; a son and daughter-in-law, Allison Hall Jr. and his wife Bibi of Bluff City; three grandsons, Charles Hall of Walpahu, Hawaii, Chris Hall of Morristown, TN, ad Brian Hall of Bluff City, TN; and a sister, Carrie Claiborne of Lafollette, TN. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 12-2 p.m. Thursday at the East Lawn Funeral Home with the funeral service following visitation at 2 p.m. in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Tony Blackburn, Jimmy Stidham, Ray Cross, Lewis Blackburn, Jimmy Phillips, Nat Whitlock, Woody Rush and Bill Gross. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to Blountville United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 376, Blountville, TN 37617, or to a charity of one's choice. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Hall family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2001

HAMILTON, J. C. J.C. Hamilton, 75, of 220 Heritage Drive, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at his home. He was born in McClure, VA, and was a son of the late Elmer and Bertie Kinney Hamilton. He had been a resident of Bristol, VA, since 1989. He was a retired member and employee of the Labors Local Union 310 of Cleveland, Ohio, with 36 years of service, and a member of the Sandy Valley Masonic Lodge \17 A. F. & A.M. of Grundy, VA, for 48 years. Survivors include: son, Doanld H. "Donnie" Hamilton, Maryland; two brothers and sister-in-law, Jack Hamilton, Bristol, VA, and Bobby and Nancy Hamilton, Abingdon, VA; nephews, George Hasbany, Scott Hamilton and Mark Hamilton; nieces; and a great-niece, Melissa Hasbany. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Stevens officiating. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by the Sandy Valley Lodge \17 at 2 p.m. Monday in the, Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon, VA. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Sunday at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 17, 2001

HAMILTON, J. C. Funeral services for J.C. Hamilton will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Stevens officiating. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by the Sandy Valley Lodge \17 at 2 p.m. Monday in the Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon, VA. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Sunday at the Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Hamilton, 75, of 220 Heritage Drive, Bristol, Va., died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at his home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

HANSEN, VENDITA MORRELL LAUREL, MD -- Vendita Morell Hansen, 85, beloved wife of Wilbur R. Hansen, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD Mrs. Hansen had lived in the Laurel area since 1936, and was a former resident of Bristol, VA. She was born in Bristol, VA, and lived in Virginia for 44 years. She helped her mother, Mrs. Bessie G. Morell run Morells Grocery Stores in the Bristol area and the Honeymoon Gift Shop on Route 1 in Howard County, MD. During the early years of the gift shop, it was also a tourist home (the only one between Baltimore and Washington). Mrs. Hansen had degrees from Radford and Lynchburg colleges and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Savage. Her survivors include her son, Jerry P. Hansen; grandchildren, Laura Lee Hansen, Melanie Lynn Hansen and Betsy Marie Hansen; great-grandchildren, David Berry and Abby Hughes; and several nieces in California, Delaware, Tennessee and Florida. Friends may call Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, from 7-9 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home, 313 Talbott Ave., Laurel, Md., where services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at 11 a.m. Funeral services and interment Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, TN. Donaldson Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 8, 2001

HANSHEW, PAUL S. Paul S. Hanshew, 89, of 745 Alabama St., Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, in the Holston Valley Medical Center. A native of Atkins, VA, Mr. Hanshew had made his home in the Bristol area most of his life. He was a retired employee of Univac, a member of the Moose Lodge since 1949, and a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret O. Smith Hanshew; and a son, James M. Hanshew. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret H. and Ronald Tolbert, Bristol, TN, Peggy H. and T.J. Barnes, San Antonio, TX, and Ann H. and Jerry Slagle, Kingsport, TN.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Also he is survived by companion of 25 years, Mildred Fenton and family. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. E.W. Ely and Rev. Cliff Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post \6975 of Bristol. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 14, 2001

HANSHEW Funeral services for Paul S. Hanshew will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. E.W. Ely and Rev. Cliff Cook officiating. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Hanshew, William Hanshew Jr., Timothy Woods, Mark Keith, Travis Hanshew and Jeff Hanshew. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post \6975 of Bristol. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Hanshew, 89, of 745 Alabama St., Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, in the Holston Valley Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

HARRIS, KAREN ANN KINGSPORT, TN -- Karen Ann Harris, our beloved daughter of 38 years, passed away Feb. 14, 2001, after a long and enduring race against breast cancer. Karen is survived by her loving and faithful husband, Michael; two beautiful boys, Devin and Ethan; her parents, Robert P. and Mary B. Consoli of Townsend, Tenn., and St. Petersburg, FL.; her brothers, Richard, Robert and Michael; Michael's parents, David L. and Laurel J. Harris, also reside in Kingsport. Karen was born in Andover, Mass., on June 8, 1962. After attending St. Petersburg Catholic High School, she went on to earn her bachelor of science degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College, attended Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University and received her masters degree in political science from Auburn University in 1990. Prior to her marriage to Michael Harris on Aug. 22, 1992, Karen was the director of the Appalachian Project with Industry in Johnson City, TN, and after her diagnosis, she was named an honorary lifetime member of the Johnson City Junior League. Aside from her passion of helping others achieve their dreams, Karen had a passion for "running the race" and she completed the New York City Marathon in 1987 and 1990. Karen will always be remembered as a loving, caring and gifted wife, mother, sister and daughter. We are grateful for the many lives that she touched as a result of her incredible courage, determination, faith and positive attitude which she so lovingly shared with all who were fortunate to know her. May all who came to love Karen, rest in the knowledge that Karen fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith (1 Timothy 4:6-8). Visitation services will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16th, at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Kingsport. Celebration of the Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17th at St. Dominic's Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Burton and Rev. Brian K. Taylor. Following the Mass, interment services will be held at East Lawn Cemetery in Kingsport. All family and friends of Karen A. Harris are invited to participate in all memorial services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Karen A. Harris Cancer Foundation, c/o the Harris Group, 4105 Fort Henry Drive, Suite 203, Kingsport, TN 37663. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is serving the family of Karen Anne Harris. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

HEYWOOD, BILLIE B. Billie B. Heywood, 72, of Bristol, TN., died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in the Wellmont Hospice House. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, James Heywood of Bristol, TN; sisters, Nancy Reynolds of Lancaster, PA, and Custis Wuellner of Columbus, OH; and several nieces and nephews. At Mrs. Heywood's request the body was cremated. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

HICKS, JAMES W. James W. Hicks, 84, 105 Houston St., Bristol, TN, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at his home. He was born in Bristol, Tenn., a son of Thomas Nelson Hicks and Elizabeth Palmer Hicks, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the VFW and American Legion. He was employed by Big Jack Manufacturing Co. and retired from Imperial Reading. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hicks; a daughter, Jimmie Carol Hicks Bowin of Joppa, AL; two sons, William A. Hicks of Blountville, and Bobby R. Hicks of Bristol, TN; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Elsea Hicks; two sisters, Mary Toohey and Cora Funkhouser; and a brother, Kenneth Hicks. The funeral service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. David St. Clair officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. The committal service and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 6975 Honor Guard. Arrangements especially for Mr. Hicks have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2001

HILL, HENRY HAYNES Henry Haynes Hill, 76, of 1432 Island Road, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J. and Mary Catherine Hill, and a brother, William Harold Hill. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, a member of Patton-Crosswhite V. F.W. Post 6975 and Woodmen of the World. He was a member of Belle Meadows Baptist Church. Survivors include four sisters, Venie Nave, Bristol, VA, Ruth Phillips, Bristol, TN, Louise Kennedy, Kingsport, TN, and Mary Ann Helbert, Meridianville, AL; and two brothers, Wilbur Hill and Jack Hill, Bluff City, TN. Also, he is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Dewey Williams, Rev. Wayne Halleck and Rev. Allen Moor officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be close friends. Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday in Susong Cemetery, Bristol, VA, with military graveside rites by Patton-Crosswhite V. F. W. Post 6975. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at Akard Funeral Home and any time at the home place, 1432 Island Road, Bristol, VA. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Hill. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2001

HILL, HENRY HAYNES Graveside services for Henry Haynes Hill will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday in Susong Cemetery, Bristol, VA, with military graveside rites by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post \6975. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be close friends. Mr. Hill, 76, of 1432 Island Road, Bristol, VA, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh\N 3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Hill. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

HILTON, ALFRED JACK KINGSPORT, TN -- Alfred Jack Hilton, 71, went to be with the Lord at 11:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Indian Path Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Hilton was born in Sullivan County, where he resided most of his life. He was owner of Hilton Construction, working as a self-employed building contractor until his retirement in 1984. He was a former member of Tri-City Evangelical Methodist Church where he was a deacon. Mr. Hilton sang throughout the area with his family in gospel music for more than 50 years. Preceding him in death were his parents; and three sisters, Ora Crawford, Lillie Crawford and Pearl England. Surviving are his wife, Velma Bethany Hilton of the home; one daughter, Marie Jones and husband, Grover, Bristol, TN; five sons, Rev. Jackie Hilton and wife, Melissa, Pennsylvania, Rev. Don Hilton and wife, Becky, Jonesborough, TN, Wayne Hilton and wife, Robin, Kingsport, Terry Hilton and wife, Jennifer, Kingsport, Rev. Randy Hilton and wife, Shelly, Pennsylvania; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Ruth Dugger, Johnson City, TN, Allie Roberts, Church Hill, TN, and Stella Osborne, Gray, TN. Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, and any time at the home of a son, Rev. Don Hilton, 785 Brethren Church Road, Jonesborough (423-753-8496). Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jackie Hilton, Rev. Don Hilton and Rev. Randy Hilton officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Rev. Doug Drinnon and Rev. Ellis Crawford officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2001

HUNSUCKER, CECIL K. BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Cecil K. Hunsucker, 72, of 135 Valley Drive entered into rest Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Cecil was born June 28, 1928, in Scott County, VA, a son of the late R.M. and Verna Madge Booher Hunsucker. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from AFG Industries. In addition to his parents, a son, Allen Keith Hunsucker, preceded him in death. Cecil is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen Hunsucker of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly Coffey and her husband, Roy, of Fall Branch, Judy Jones and her husband, George, of Florida, Janice Haynes of Kingsport and Barbara Good of Blountville; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; four sisters, Leo Taylor of Bluff City, Mary Millhorn of Blountville, Malinda Lucas of Bristol, TN, and Sandra Monger of Hampton; and one brother, James Hunsucker of Bristol, VA Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roc Collins officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with full military honors conducted by the VFW Charles Dewitt Byrd Post 3382 and pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Hunsucker family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2001

HUNSUCKER, CECIL K. BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Calling hours for Cecil K. Hunsucker will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roc Collins officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with full military honors conducted by the VFW Charles Dewitt Byrd Post 3382 and pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Mr. Hunsucker, 72, of 135 Valley Drive entered into rest Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Hunsucker family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 20, 2001

HUTSON, CARL H. KINGSPORT, TN -- Carl H. Hutson Sr., 80, Indian Springs Community, went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center after an extended illness. Born in Kingsport, he was a son of the late George and Nannie Eaton Hutson. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II having served in the Pacific Theater. He was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 42 years of service. He was a member of Indian Springs Christian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tonya Bradford; three brothers, Paul Hutson, Elbert Hutson and Fred Hutson; and two sisters, Viola Hughes and Mary Minnich. Surviving are wife of 60 years, Sylvia Walsh Hutson; daughter, Judy H. Bradford, Kingsport; two sons, Carl H. Hutson Jr. and wife Wilma, Fall Branch, Gary A. Hutson and wife Pamela, Franklin, TN; sister, Ruth Watts, Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Sherry, Tamara Marshall, Toby Hutson, Suzanne and Phil Minga, Kristie Hutson and Ben and Brittany Bradford; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home. The funeral will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J. Steve Bufkin officiating. Entombment will be 10 a.m. Thursday East Lawn Mausoleum with full military honors rendered by American Legion Hammond Post \3. East Lawn is serving the Hutson Family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

JOHNSON, DEBBIE R. BOURNE Funeral services for Debbie R. Bourne Johnson will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Entombment will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Suite 521, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Weaver Funeral Home and other times at the home of special friends, a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Patricia Johnson, 109 Crossway Road, Bristol, VA. Mrs. Johnson, 51, of 281 Cook Hollow Road, Bristol, TN, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles K. Bourne Jr. Survivors include: husband, Danny Johnson; mother, Laura Bourne, Blountville, TN; six brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 20, 2001

JOHNSON, DEBBIE R. BOURNE Funeral services for Debbie R. Bourne Johnson will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Entombment will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Suite 521, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604. Mrs. Johnson, 51, of 281 Cook Hollow Road, Bristol, TN., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2001

JOHNSON, ROY LANDIS Roy Landis Johnson, 75, of 212 Fair Acres Drive, Bristol, TN, died on Feb. 18, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was the son of the late Henry and Maggie Williams Johnson. He was a native of Johnson City, but had lived in Bristol most of his life. He was an automobile mechanic and owned Automotive Safety Service in Bristol, TN. He was a member of Addilyn Memorial United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Johnson. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Howard Barger of Bristol, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Brown and Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Committal services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Shelby Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday following the service at Weaver Funeral Home and any other time at Mr. Johnson's home, 212 Fair Acres Drive, Bristol, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Addilyn Memorial United Methodist Church, 3225 Avoca Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2001

JOHNSON, ROY LANDIS Funeral services for Roy Landis Johnson will be conducted on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Brown and Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Committal services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Shelby Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday following the service at Weaver Funeral Home and any other time at Mr. Johnson's home, 212 Fair Acres Drive, Bristol, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Addilyn Memorial United Methodist Church, 3225 Avoca Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Johnson, 75, of 212 Fair Acres Drive, Bristol, TN, died on Feb. 18, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 20, 2001

JOHNSON, SAMANTHA IONA “SIS” Samantha Iona "Sis" Johnson, 80, 204 Woodbine Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Kentucky and a daughter of the late Robert and Maybelle Booher Cowan. She was a member of First Baptist Church, a retired bookkeeper from Johnson Brothers Auto Sales, and a member of Eastern Star and VFW Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Millard Johnson; and brothers, Bill Cowan and Robert Cowan Jr. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jody and Steve Talbert, Bristol, TN; grandsons, Brad Talbert and Drew Talbert, Bristol, TN; granddaughter-in-law, Tracey Talbert, Bristol, Tenn.; great-granddaughter, Braden Talbert; sisters, Mrs. Ozene (June) Walters and Mrs. R.W. (Thelma) Morrell, both of Bristol, TN, and Mrs. Betty Dixon and Mrs. Ralph (Evelyn) Nunley, both of Blountville, TN; also surviving are several nieces. Funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rand W. Forder officiating. Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until service time Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

JOHNSON, SAMANTHA IONA “SIS” Funeral service for Samantha Iona "Sis" Johnson will be conducted 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rand W. Forder officiating. Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until service time Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. Mrs. Johnson, 80, 204 Woodbine Road, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

JONES, DENNIS WAYNE KINGSPORT, TN -- Dennis Wayne Jones, 52, Garden Drive, died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2001, at Holston Valley Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport), he was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Glenwood Baptist Church. He was a well-known guitarist and songwriter among his friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Jones Jr. Surviving are one daughter, Kristi Nicole Jones, Kingsport; one son, Cory Norman Jones, Kingsport; his mother, Kathleen Stallard Jones, Church Hill; and one brother, Richard Jones, Knoxville. Graveside services will be conducted at noon Friday at the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN, with Pastor Bobby Joe Wheeler officiating. Prior to the graveside service, a memorial service and gathering of family and friends will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Baptist Church (East Center Street) with Pastor Bobby Joe Wheeler officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Williams, Ronald Vaughn, Scott Bledsoe, Andy Law, Bill Bowman and Danny Poore. No flowers please. Donations may be made to the Dennis Jones Memorial Fund, Attention: William A. Law, P. O. Box 946, Kingsport, TN 37662. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 8, 2001

KELLER, VANGELINE HELBERT NASHVILLE, TN. -- Mrs. Vangeline Helbert Keller, 71, died Thursday, Feb 1, 2001, in Nashville, TN. Mrs. Keller was a resident of Abingdon and had recently moved to Smyrna, TN, to be with her daughter. Mrs. Keller was preceded in death by her mother, Deltie Fields; her father, Jim Helbert; her stepfather, Tom Fields; and two husbands, Howard Hill and Clyde Keller. Survivors include: daughter, Wanda Hill Miller of Smyrna; stepdaughter, Judy Anderson of North Carolina; brother, Caney Helbert of Lebanon, Tenn.; half-sister, Leny Davis; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the West Hills Cemetery, Lebanon, VA. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is serving the family of Vangeline H. Keller. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2001

KENDRICK, DOROTHY M. CROSS Dorothy M. Cross Kendrick, 73, 1529 Massengill Road, Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, the daughter of the late Oscar and Janie Cross, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will always be remembered for the love and kindness that she showed everyone. Mrs. Kendrick was retired from Bristol Lingerie and was a member of Full Gospel Fellowship Church, which she loved. Mrs. Kendrick was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Sue Kendrick; and two brothers, Wilbur Cross and Worley Cross. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Marion Kendrick; two sons and daughter-in-law, Doug and Betty Kendrick and Larry Kendrick; two sisters, Shirley Widner and Irma Bowman; three brothers, Hebert Cross, Denver Cross and Owen Cross; four grandchildren, Brian Kendrick, Becky Brooks, Shannon Kendrick and Joanie Cole; six great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phil Kestner and Rev. Smith Kestner officiating. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

KENDRICK, DOROTHY M. CROSS Burial for Dorothy M. Cross Kendrick will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Cemetery. Mrs. Kendrick, 73, 1529 Massengill Road, Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

KENDRICK, MARION A. Marion A. Kendrick, 75, 1529 Massingill Road, Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord Feb. 25, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a son of the late Tom and Eliza Dishner Kendrick. He was a loving father and grandfather who will always be remembered for his hard work and the kindness he showed to others. Because of his love for horses and working with them, he had participated in the activities of the Walker Mountain Wagon Train Club and riding in parades. He was retired from Bristol Steel with 41 years of service. He was a charter member and deacon of the Full Gospel Fellowship Church where he was instrumental in the building of the church, both physically and spiritually, and was a member of the Board of Directors. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Kendrick, who went to be with the Lord Feb. 13, 2001; and was also preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Sue Kendrick; and brothers, Elmer Kendrick and Lonnie Kendrick. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Betty Kendrick; a son, Larry Kendrick; two brothers, Charles Kendrick and Jess Kendrick; grandchildren, Brian Kendrick, Becky Brooks, Shannon Kendrick and Joanie Cole; six great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Full Gospel Fellowship Church, 101 Ridgecrest Drive, Bristol, TN., with the Rev. Phil Kestner and the Rev. Smith Kestner officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Johnson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 101 Ridgecrest Drive, Bristol, TN and other times at the home, 1529 Massengill Road, Bristol, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 27, 2001

KENDRICK, MARION A. Funeral services for Marion A. Kendrick will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Full Gospel Fellowship Church, 101 Ridgecrest Drive, Bristol, TN, with the Rev. Phil Kestner and the Rev. Smith Kestner officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Johnson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 101 Ridgecrest Drive, Bristol, TN and other times at the home, 1529 Massengill Road, Bristol, TN. Mr. Kendrick, 75, 1529 Massingill Road, Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord Feb. 25, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2001

KENNEDY, CECIL HOWARD ST. PAUL, VA -- Funeral services for Cecil Howard Kennedy will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Moore and Evangelist Mike McCoy. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends in Castlewood Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, from 6 to 9 p.m. Mr. Kennedy, 81, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, TN. He was born in Wise County, VA, the son of the late H.B. and Martha Holbrook Kennedy. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from N & W Railroad after 32 years. Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth and Virginia; two brothers, Lewie and Hamp; and a grandson, Travis. Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, Lois Kennedy; three daughters, Jane Chaffin and Ginger Snead, both of Bristol, TN, and Rebecca "Becky" Fields of St. Paul; three sons, Howard Gale Kennedy of Abingdon, VA, and Michael Kennedy and George Kennedy, both of St. Paul; four sisters, Edna Lawson of Coeburn, VA, Wanda Lawson of Flat Rock, MI, Hazel Hall of Detroit, MI, and Frances Stapleton of Baltimore, MD; one brother, Conner Kennedy of Coeburn; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

KESNER, AGNES RUTH Agnes Ruth Kesner, 71, 109 Tween Hill Road, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Bristol, VA., daughter of the late Charles and Sudie Hopkins. She was a member of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Edwin Kesner; daughter, Jennifer Dunaway of Blountville, TN; sister, Martha Davidson of Bristol, TN; granddaughter, Melissa Dunaway of Blountville; and son-in-law, Jim Dunaway of Blountville. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Worley and a brother, Charles P. Hopkins. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Errol Rohr officiating, assisted by Rev. Walter Simmerman. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in Cold Spring Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Murray, Clyce Godsey, Dr. John Testerman and Dr. Roger McSharry. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday. Those desiring may make memorials to Cold Spring Cemetery Fund. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 4, 2001

KESNER, AGNES RUTH Graveside services for Agnes Ruth Kesner will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Cold Spring Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Murray, Clyce Godsey, Dr. John Testerman and Dr. Roger McSharry. Those desiring may make memorials to Cold Spring Cemetery Fund. Mrs. Kesner, 71, 109 Tween Hill Road, Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2001

KILBY, CLARENCE WILMER Clarence Wilmer Kilby, 96, of Bristol died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born to the late John and Martha Andis Kilby, he was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was former owner and operator of Kilby Refrigeration Service and repaired citizen band radios. He was a member of Lippencott Presbyterian Church. His wife of 74 years, Ella Mae Canter Kilby survives him along with three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and his wife, Carolyn Kilby of Randleman, NC, and Charles and his wife, Violet Lane, and Harry and his wife, Lynda, all of Bristol, VA; one daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and her husband, Charles Anderson of Bristol, VA; grandchildren, Danny Kilby, Connie Hutchins, Betsy Hockett, Teresa Simis, Debra Kilby, Craig Kilby and Ike Anderson also survived along with 14 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Bert Edwards officiating. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:30 till 8:30 Sunday evening at Castle Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the second floor nurses of Bristol Regional Medical Center and the Goodson-Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department for their assistance during Mr. Kilby's illness. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Goodson-Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department, 19864 Benhams Road, Bristol, VA 24202. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA, is serving the family of Mr. Kilby.. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2001

KILBY, CLARENCE WILMER Graveside services for Clarence Wilmer Kilby will be conducted Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Bert Edwards officiating. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Goodson-Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department, 19864 Benhams Road, Bristol, VA 24202. Mr. Kilby, 96, of Bristol died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the family of Mr. Kilby. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 26, 2001

LAWS, WILLIAM POPE BRISTOL, VA -- A funeral service for William Pope Laws will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at 1 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Foster officiating. Private entombment will follow the service. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of the service Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Bob Edwards, Rick Henry, Gary Long, Mark Laws and David Laws. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Edwards, Stanley Love, Gene Long, Harry Bailey and Todd Emmershy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Virginia, 370 East Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210. Mr. Laws, 67, of Outlook Pointe, Bristol, VA., died 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Erwin, TN, and had lived most of his life in Bristol, VA. A retired self-employed highway contractor, he was a longtime member and former officer of the Virginia Association of Roadbuilders. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 until 1958, returning to his position under his uncle, R.G. Pope, at Pope Construction Co. in Bristol, Va. Mr. Laws later started All Contracting Co. in Bristol with two partners, Mr. Ballard Addison and Mr. Ralph Long. His final venture before retirement was W. P. Laws, Inc., also in Bristol, VA. Mr. Laws was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Burnie M. Laws, and a sister, Mrs. Phyllis Edwards, both of Erwin. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nelle Pope Laws of Erwin; two sisters, Charlotte Love of Erwin and Shirley Rota of Landsdale, PA; two brothers, Gene Laws, Ladson, SC, and Larry V. Laws, Charleston, SC; a daughter, Lisa Laws, and one grandson, William, both of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews. Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon is serving the family of Mr. Laws. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 27, 2001

LAWS, WILLIAM POPE BRISTOL, VA -- A funeral service for William Pope Laws will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at 1 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Foster officiating. Private entombment will follow the service. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of the service Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Bob Edwards, Rick Henry, Gary Long, Mark Laws and David Laws. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Edwards, Stanley Love, Gene Long, Harry Bailey and Todd Emmershy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of Virginia, 370 East Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210. Mr. Laws, 67, of Outlook Pointe, Bristol, Va., died 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon is serving the family of Mr. Laws. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2001

LEONARD, DONALD F. Donald F. Leonard, 80, formerly of Bristol, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie, VA. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Leonard and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and World War II. He is survived by two sons, Don Wayne Leonard of Charlotte, NC, and Conny Scott Leonard of Ashland, KY; a daughter, Barbara Huckaby of Lynnhurst, VA; a brother, Zeke Leonard of Vinton, VA; and several grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Friday morning in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, TN, with the VA chaplain officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements especially for Mr. Leonard have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 8, 2001

LEONARD, FRED EDWARD Mr. Fred Edward Leonard, 75, of Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in Anderson Health Care, Gray, TN. He was the son of the late James and Ossie Shaffer Leonard, a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a retired employee of NAPA Auto Parts in Lakeland, FL. Survivors include two sisters, Gertrude Moore, Winter Haven, FL, and Hazel Wyatt, Toledo, OH; and one brother, Donald Leonard, Bristol, TN. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in the Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Military rites will be conducted by Patton Crosswhite V. F. W. Post 6975 with Chaplin Harold France. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday at the Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Leonard. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 2, 2001

LEONARD, FRED EDWARD Funeral services for Mr. Fred Edward Leonard will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in the Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Military rites will be conducted by Patton Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 with Chaplain Harold France. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Leonard, 75, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in Anderson Health Care, Gray, Tenn. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Leonard. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2001

LEWIS, MARJORIE MARIE BLUFF CITY, TN -- Funeral services for Marjorie Marie Lewis will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, VA, with Evangelist R.G. Rose officiating. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, VA. Friends may call Friday from 6 p.m. until the hour of services at the funeral home. Mrs. Lewis, 84, from the Bristol-Kingsport area, formerly of Falls Mills, VA, died on Feb. 6, 2001, in Kingsport. She was born in Pocahontas, VA, a daughter of the late Crockett and Rose Swim. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Lewis; sisters, Viola Lewis, Mamie Boyles, Mae Swim and Fay Swim; and brothers, Jack Swim, Gene Swim, Roy Swim, Carl (Lamouth) Swim, Samuel (Jack) Swim and David (Jake) Swim. Survivors: sisters, Peggy Dawson and Dorothy Dawson, Portsmouth, VA, Evelyn McBride, Pennsylvania, and Cleavie Dulaney, Petersburg, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Dudley Memorial Mortuary of Bluefield, VA, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 8, 2001

LONG, MARGARET ANN Margaret Ann Long, 74, of Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. Mrs. Long was born in Rich Creek, VA, and was the daughter of the late Charles P. and Ella Smith Ferguson. Mrs. Long had worked for the Kingsport Press, Oakwood Food Store and the Bristol Herald Courier. She devoted her life to raising her four grandchildren, Sasha Brooke Smith, Zachariah James-Allen Smith, Erikka Chantal Pope and Trey Davis Pope. She attended Island Road Evangelical Methodist Church and Bradley Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Long was preceded in death, in August 2000, by her husband of 52 years, James Davis Long; and one sister, Mildred Ferguson. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ella Smith and Patricia Ann Pope, both of Bristol, TN.; one sister, Barbara Woods of Rich Creek; three brothers, Charles Ferguson and Lenwood Ferguson, both of Rich Creek, and Elmer (E.J.) Ferguson of Cincinnati, OH; and two sons-in-law, James Edward Smith Jr. and James Andrew "Andy" Pope II. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Rich Creek Baptist Church, Rich Creek. Rev. Bill Peeler will officiate. Interment will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be friends and family. The family will receive friends 7 until 9 p.m. Friday at the Akard Funeral Home. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the Lord's blessing of Dr. Schrenker and the Hospice Organization in their service to Mrs. Long. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Long. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 9, 2001

LONG, MARGARET ANN Funeral services for Margaret Ann Long will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Rich Creek Baptist Church, Rich Creek. Rev. Bill Peeler will officiate. Interment will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be friends and family. Mrs. Long, 74, of Bristol, TN, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Long. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 10, 2001

LOS, HAZEL VIRGINIA Hazel Virginia Los, 74, 108 Lakeview St., Bristol, TN, died Friday, Feb., 16, 2001, in Select Specialty Hospital. She was a native of Sullivan County, Tennessee, and a daughter of the late Clyde and Ethel Richardson Stevens. She was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters, Diane Los Lewis and Kathy Los Vance, both of Bristol, TN; sons, Larry Los and Steven Los, both of Bristol, TN.; brother, Don Stevens, Bristol, TN; sister-in-law, Faye Stevens, Bristol, TN; five special grandchildren, Tammy Doughtie, Becky McMurray, Jamie Lewis, Shannon Vance and Travis Vance; great-grandchildren, Jimmy Lewis, Leigha McMurray, Joe Lewis, Dustin Doughtie, Jordan McMurray and Ashlyn Doughtie. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Cass Farrior officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be West Doughtie, Mark McMurray, Travis Vance, Jimmy Lewis, Jamie Lewis and Sam Vance. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Kellog, Dr. Roger McSharry, Dr. Daniel Brake and Dr. John Sherrill. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. The family would like to say a special thanks to the Fourth Floor Cardiac Unit at Bristol Regional Medical Center and to the Select Specialty Hospital employees. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

LOS, HAZEL VIRGINIA Funeral service for Hazel Virginia Los will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Cass Farrior officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be West Doughtie, Mark McMurray, Travis Vance, Jimmy Lewis, Jamie Lewis and Sam Vance. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Kellog, Dr. Roger McSharry, Dr. Daniel Brake and Dr. John Sherrill. Mrs. Los, 74, of 108 Lakeview St., Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Feb., 16, 2001, in Select Specialty Hospital. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2001

LOUDY, DORA B. Miss Dora B. Loudy, 84, of Gate City Highway, Bristol, VA, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at her home. Miss Loudy was a member of Millers Chapel Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for several years. Five brothers and her parents, John and Ellen Loudy, preceded her in death. Survivors include two brothers, Thomas E. (B) Loudy of Bristol, VA, and Carlos Loudy of Indiana. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Millers Chapel Church. Burial will follow in Millers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Miss Loudy. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 8, 2001

LOUDY, DORA B. Funeral services for Miss Dora B. Loudy will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Millers Chapel Church. Burial will follow in Millers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. Miss Loudy, 84, of Gate City Highway, Bristol, VA, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at her home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Loudy family at akardfh@3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Miss Loudy. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 9, 2001

LUNDY, FARRAH ELIZABETH BOOHER Farrah Elizabeth Booher Lundy, 99, 1774 Pittstown Road, Bristol, VA, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, 2001, at the Bristol Wellmont Hospice House. Mrs. Lundy was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ernest S. "Bill" Lundy. She was a member of North Bristol Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting and flower gardening. She is survived by two daughters, Lillian L. Houser and Helen L. Leonard, both of Bristol, VA; six grandchildren, S.J. "Jim" Houser Jr., Shirley H. Mort, Christopher Houser, Steve Wilson, David N. Leonard and Susan E. Odum; 11 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Tennie Mae Ferrell, High Point, NC; several nieces and nephews; three special nieces, Irma M. Anderson, Debbie B. Terry and Beatrice P. Boling; and a special friend, Virginia Perry. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Friday in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric Godfrey officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Fred Greear, Dr. Ben Cowan, William Johnson, Leon Duckett, Tommy Trivette, Wilbur Hill, Edward Nave, Jack Willis and Dee Murray. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the Akard Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@ 3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Lundy. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

LUNDY, FARRAH ELIZABETH BOOHER Funeral services for Farrah Elizabeth Booher Lundy will be conducted 8 p.m. Friday in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric Godfrey officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Fred Greear, Dr. Ben Cowan, William Johnson, Leon Duckett, Tommy Trivette, Wilbur Hill, Edward Nave, Jack Willis and Dee Murray. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the Akard Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Lundy, 99, 1774 Pittstown Road, Bristol, VA, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, 2001, at the Bristol Wellmont Hospice House. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Lundy. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

MALONE, CHARLES M. SPRINGFIELD, TN -- Charles M. Malone, 58, of 2903 Driftwood Drive died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at North Crest Medical Center. He was a native of Bluff City, TN, and the son of the late Fred and Allie Cotter Malone. Mr. Malone was a security guard and had lived in Springfield since 1993. He was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the National Guard. Survivors include three brothers, Bill Malone, Fred Malone Jr. and Les Malone, all of Bristol, TN.; four sisters, Sue Brush, Shirley Leonard and Jean Taylor, all of Bristol, TN, and Evelyn Chancy of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Hall officiating. Burial will be in Eastern Heights Cemetery Monday at 11 a.m. with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2001

MARTIN, KATHERINE “KITTY” KENNEDY NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Katherine "Kitty" Kennedy Martin, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001. She was a daughter of the late Emma Wampler and Jacob Branch Kennedy and the widow of Albian Donald Martin. Surviving are four sons, Anthony, James, Michael and Stephen Martin; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday in New Orleans. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home of New Orleans is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 13, 2001

MEADE, WILMA B. ST. PAUL, VA -- Wilma B. Meade, 73, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN. She was born in Russell County, VA, the daughter of the late Grant and Ida Salyer Meade. Ms. Meade was a member of St. Paul Assembly of God Church. She was retired from C&P Telephone Company and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Seldon Meade. Ms. Meade is survived by two sisters, Agnes Minton, St. Paul, and Peggy Watson, Oviedo, FL; a special friend, Keri Bentley; five nieces; and four nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jack M. Carnley and Rev. Tim Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers are Tommy Patrick, Don McCamey, Curtis Minton, David Edmonds, Freddie Holbrook and George Jordan. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Sue Prill, Arthur Taylor and men from St. Paul Assembly of God Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to St. Paul Assembly of God Church, P. O. Box 870, St. Paul, VA 24283 or The American Cancer Society, 9 East Church Ave., Roanoke, VA 24011. The family will receive friends in Castlewood Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2001

MELVIN, CHARLES E. BLUFF CITY, TN. -- Charles E. Melvin, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. Mr. Melvin was a World War II field artillery and Army Air Corps veteran. He and his wife, Mary A. Millsap Melvin, were wed on April 6, 1944. Mr. Melvin was a member of the Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge \444, of Bluff City, the Charles Newton Bush Past Masters Association of East Tennessee and Eastern Star Lodge \414 of Bluff City, the Bristol Cancer Association, The Bristol Virginia Senior Adult Show Choir, the Fort Shelby Pioneer Club and a commissioner of the Weaver Pike Utility District. He retired from United Inter-Mountain Telephone Company. He was also a member and elder of Weaver Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, William H. (Howard) Melvin. Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Millsap Melvin; one daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and Joseph Jay of Bluff City; one son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Patsy Melvin of Bluff City; and one brother, John W. Melvin Jr. of Bristol, VA. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Jessica Blevins, Erin Blevins, Alison Jay, Kevin Melvin and Mary Elizabeth Melvin, all of Bluff City; one step-grandson and step-granddaughter-in-law, David Alan and Michele Roberts of Bristol, TN; two step-great-grandchildren, Josh and Meaghan Roberts, both of Bristol, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lloyd Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Hilderbrand, Marvin Hyatt, John Elderth, Hank Greene, Jimmy Melvin, David Milsap, Bill Durham and Bobby McConnell. Honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews, Donald Jones, Ralph Lowe, Wilbur Hill, members of all the organizations and associations Mr. Melvin was a member of and participated in, the hospice staff, Dr. Sue Prill, Dr. Steve Hanor and friends and neighbors. A Masonic service will be conducted prior to the funeral service Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Weaver Church, 132 Peoples Road, Bristol, TN 37620, Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201, Bristol Virginia Senior Adult Choir, P. O. Box 183, Bristol, VA 24203 or the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Melvin family at akardfh@ 3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Melvin. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

MELVIN, CHARLES E. BLUFF CITY, TN -- Funeral services for Charles E. Melvin will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lloyd Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Hilderbrand, Marvin Hyatt, John Elderth, Hank Greene, Jimmy Melvin, David Milsap, Bill Durham and Bobby McConnell. Honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews, Donald Jones, Ralph Lowe, Wilbur Hill, members of all the organizations and associations Mr. Melvin was a member of and participated in, the hospice staff, Dr. Sue Prill, Dr. Steve Hanor and friends and neighbors. A Masonic service will be conducted prior to the funeral service Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Weaver Church, 132 Peoples Road, Bristol, TN 37620, Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201, Bristol Virginia Senior Adult Choir, P. O. Box 183, Bristol, VA 24203, or the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Melvin, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Melvin. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 17, 2001

MORTON, STELLA ORFIELD Stella Orfield Morton, 93, of Bristol, VA, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the Cambridge House. Born in Lancaster, TX, she spent most of her life in Bristol, VA. She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Amanda Orfield. She was a retired employee of H.P. King where she worked as a sales lady. She was a homemaker, an avid gardener and a member of the Victory Baptist Church. She was the widow of Clarence N. Morton Sr.; and was preceded in death by a grandson, Edward "Eddie" Ray Stratton; and a granddaughter, Donna Marie Morton. She is survived by: three sons, Clarence N. Morton Jr. Bristol, TN, Bob I. Morton, Winston-Salem, NC, and Ed Morton, Marshall, NC; and daughter, Laura Stratton, Bristol, TN. She taught all of her children about God. She is also survived by three daughters-in-law, Ethel Morton, Deane Morton and Barb Morton; son-in-law, Leonard A. Stratton; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorial contributions be made to the Victory Baptist Church, 11101 Island Road, Bristol, VA. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 20, 2001

MORTON, STELLA ORFIELD Funeral services for Stella Orfield Morton will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorial contributions be made to the Victory Baptist Church, 11101 Island Road, Bristol, VA. Mrs. Morton, 93, of Bristol, VA, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the Cambridge House. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2001

MURRAY, FREDERICK W. Jr. Funeral services for Frederick "Fred" W. Murray Jr. 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. Mr. Murray, 81, of Bristol, Va., died on Jan. 31, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 2, 2001

MURRAY, FREDERICK W. Committal services for Frederick "Fred" W. Murray Jr. will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Grandchildren and friends will serve as honorary pallbearers. Mr. Murray, 81, of Bristol, Va., died on Jan. 31, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2001

MYERS, LOUISE PINEY FLATS, TN -- Louise Myers, 87, of 1325 Weavers Branch Road died Friday at Anderson Health Care Center after a long illness. A native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County, she was the daughter of the late Freida Godsey, a retired cook for the Sullivan County School System and a member of the Poplar Ridge Christian Church. She was the widow of Robert D. "Bob" Myers and was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Myers. Survivors include a son, Roy "Bud" Myers, Piney Flats; two granddaughters, Leigh Ann Barnett of Gray, TN, and Amy M. Ellis of Piney Flats; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Zachary Barnett. The funeral will be conducted Monday, 8 p.m. in the Morris-Baker Funeral Home North Chapel under the direction of Mr. Roland Whittemore. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at 8 p.m. A committal service will be Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Poplar Ridge Cemetery at 10 a.m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from friends and family. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to: The Poplar Ridge Christian Church Building Fund, 206 Poplar Ridge Church Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 11, 2001

NEELY, ANN St. JOHN FULLERTON CHATHAM, VA -- Ann St. John Fullerton Neely, 70, of 227 Catalpa Drive, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at the Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC Mrs. Neely was born in Bristol, VA, a daughter of the late Thomas Bushnell Fullerton and Eula St. John Fullerton. She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, the DAR, William Pitt Garden Club and was a charter member of the Spotsylvania Volunteer Rescue Squad. Surviving are husband, John David Neely; one daughter, Carol N. Adams of Altavista; three sons, William F. Neely of Spotsylvania, Thomas F. Neely of Appleton, Maine, and John F. Neely of Abingdon; two sisters, Shirley F. Abell of Abingdon and Phebe F. Cress of Fincastle; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday in Chatham with burial in Emory, VA. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

NEWTON, J. C. J.C. Newton, 78, of 3705 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Bristol Wellmont Hospice House. A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, TN, he retired in 1987 from Bristol Steel after 34 years of service. He was a World War II Army veteran and a charter member of Sullivan East Volunteer Fire Department and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include wife of 55 years, Mary Carrier Newton; son and a special daughter-in-;law, Bobby Joe and Janice Newton of Piney Flats, TN.; grandson and a special granddaughter-in-law, Jason and Jamie Newton of Bluff City, TN; two sisters, June Gross and Willa Mae Turner, both of Bristol, TN; brother, Donald Newton of Bristol, VA; several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law; and special friends, Jeremy James, Jordan James, Victoria James and Rachael Dyer. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Odum and Rev. Joe Blankenship officiating. Entombment will be in the Glenwood Mausoleum. Pallbearers are nephews, Craig Weatherly, Phil Weatherly, Travis Weatherly, Gary Gross, David Newton, Jeff Turner and Jeremy James. Honorary pallbearers will be special brothers-in-law, Gaylord Lee Alley, Ed Carrier, Rick James and friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bristol Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620, or Bluff City Baptist Church, 244 Main St., Bluff City, TN. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday night at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 11, 2001

NEWTON, J. C. Funeral services for J.C. Newton will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Odum and Rev. Joe Blankenship officiating. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum. Pallbearers are nephews, Craig Weatherly, Phil Weatherly, Travis Weatherly, Gary Gross, David Newton, Jeff Turner and Jeremy James. Honorary pallbearers will be special brothers-in-law, Gaylord Lee Alley, Ed Carrier, Rick James and friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bristol Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620, or Bluff City Baptist Church, 244 Main St., Bluff City, TN. Mr. Newton, 78, of 3705 Weaver Pike, Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Bristol Wellmont Hospice House. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 12, 2001

NICKELS, WILLIAM WASHINGTON, Jr. WATERFORD, VA -- William Washington Nickels Jr. died Feb. 1, 2001, at his home. Born in Bristol, TN, he was educated at The McCallie School in Chattanooga and at Davidson College, Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law, from which he received an LL.B degree in 1950. He practiced law in Loudoun for many years. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater, reaching the rank of lieutenant, JG. Following the war and the completion of his education, he moved to Leesburg and later to Waterford. For a time, Mr. Nickels served as mayor of Leesburg. He was a president of the Loudoun Bar Association, an ordained deacon and elder in the Presbyterian Church. For a time he was a trustee of the Catoctin Presbyterian Church in Waterford, served in a number of capacities in the Waterford Foundation, including a term as its president, was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity, served on the Board of Directors of the Loudoun Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and was a Mason. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Becker Nickels; children, Margaret N. Larsen of Waterford, William Washington Nickels III of Orange, Mary Beth Roberts of Richmond and Harry Becker Nickels of Lincoln; a brother, George Nickels; a sister, Peggy Yarbro; and 10 grandchildren. A memorial service was held Feb. 5, 2001, in Waterford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Catoctin Presbyterian Church or to the Hospice of Northern Virginia. Loudoun Funeral Chapels was in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2001

NOVAK, MARGARET MAE PIPPIN Margaret Mae Pippin Novak, 78, went to her Heavenly Home Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, while in the care of her daughter in Nashville, TN. She was born in Wallace, VA, and graduated from Wallace High. She attended Bristol Commercial College. She was a devoted daughter who cared for her own parents in their geriatric elderly years while employed as a supervisor with the Inter-Mountain Telephone Company in Bristol. She married the late Reverend William Novak in 1958, with whom she served as a teacher in Christian education in the Protestant ministry for 40 years. During this time she also served as superintendent, as well as other leadership positions, of the Women's Missionary Union of Lebanon Association for 12 years. She also was self-employed in cosmetology. A virtuous woman (Proverbs 31) who served as prayerful inspiration and hands-on assistance to those in need. She was a loving and devoted mother to three daughters, Teresa Smith, Waldorf, MD, Lisa Johnson, Charlottesville, VA, and Linda Johnson, Nashville, TN; stepdaughter, Pat Wingard, Deltona, FL.; six grandchildren, Aaron Smith, Schuyler, Zane and Alana Johnson, and Trevor and Luke Johnson; and beloved sister, Ruby Littleford Spicer, Bristol, VA. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at the First Baptist Church. Dr. Rand Forder will officiate. Pallbearers will include Mike Smith, Johnny Johnson, Randy Johnson, Stanley Littleford, Chris Littleford, Tony Littleford, Aaron Smith, Jeff Hashbarger, Dackie Pippin, Bobby Hobbs and Ronnie Pippin. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Akard Funeral Home. Those desiring may make memorials to First Baptist Church, One Virginia St., Bristol, VA 24201. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Novak. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

NUNN, CHARLES WILLIAM Charles William Nunn, 67, of Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his home. He was the son of the late William B. and Ella Mae Litton Nunn. He had served in the U.S. Marines Corps for seven years and had worked for the Bristol Tennessee Police Department in the 1950's. He was a former agent with the A. B. C. service for four years. He re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy and retired as a CEC with 33 years of service. Mr. Nunn was a former member of the Bristol Elks Lodge 232. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rosita S. Nunn; one daughter, Erwilyn Nunn of the Phillipines; two sons, Michael Henley and Bart Henley, both of Bristol, TN three aunts, Karla Counts of Bristol, TN., Blanche Lester of Glade Spring, VA, and Bess Dowell of Bristol, VA. Also surviving are a favorite cousin, Paul Litton of Kingsport, TN; and several close cousins and two grandchildren. Military graveside services will be conducted at noon Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, TN. Military funeral rites will be conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382, VFW of Kingsport, Tenn. Family and friends will meet Monday at the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Nunn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 11, 2001

NUNN, CHARLES WILLIAM Military graveside services for Charles William Nunn will be conducted at noon Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, in National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tenn. Military funeral rites will be conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382, VFW of Kingsport, TN. Family and friends will meet Monday at the cemetery. Mr. Nunn, 67, of Bristol, TN, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his home. Condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Nunn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 12, 2001

OLIVER, WALTER LEE, Sr. ABINGDON -- Mr. Walter Lee Oliver Sr., 71, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at his home. He was the son of the late Cleve and Lula Rosenbaum Oliver. He was a native of Bristol, TN, and had lived in Abingdon for the past 27 years. He was a member of the Abingdon Moose Lodge and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a retired television electrician with Bare Brothers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn R. Oliver. Survivors include one son, Walter Lee Oliver Jr. of Abingdon; one daughter, Sandra (Mrs. Ralph) Shook of Wise; one brother, Clarence Oliver of Ohio; two sisters, Mearle Smith of Bluff City, and Willa Mae Bowers of North Carolina; two granddaughters, Angela and Nancy Shook; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bob Neace officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon. Pallbearers will be Ted McCracken, Kevin Castle, Landon Smith, Marty Holloway, John Baldwin and Tommy Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Abingdon Moose Lodge. Military graveside services will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Abingdon Moose Lodge, 15606 Porterfield Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210. Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is serving the Oliver family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 4, 2001

ORFIELD, VAUGHN HENRY BLOUNTVILLE, TN. -- Vaughn Henry Orfield, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was the son of the late J.B. and Alpha Williams Orfield. Mr. Orfield was a retired contractor. Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne Carter, Hiltons, VA, and Janet Orfield Williams, Bristol, VA; two sons, Johnny Michael Orfield and James Patrick Orfield, both of Mendota, VA one sister, Maxine Gallion, Clearwater, FL; two brothers, J. Reed Orfield, Jacksonville, FL, and Kenneth E. Orfield, Clearwater. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Mark Carter, Patricia Rose Orfield and Rebecca Jewel Orfield; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Sam Haynes officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. E-mail condolences for the family may be sent to akardfh@ 3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Orfield. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 5, 2001

ORFIELD, VAUGHN HENRY BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Graveside service for Vaughn Henry Orfield will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Sam Haynes officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. Mr. Orfield, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. E-mail condolences for the family may be sent to akardfh@ 3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Orfield. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2001

OSBORNE, CHARLES THOMAS Charles Thomas Osborne, 61, of Route 3, Bristol, VA, departed this life Monday evening, Feb. 26, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Scott County, employed as a contractor for Reynolds Metals and of the Baptist faith. He was a loving husband and devoted father. Mr. Osborne was preceded in death by his parents, Worley Samuel Osborne and Florence McMurray Osborne. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Hensley Osborne, Bristol, VA; daughters, Susan Stevens, Jonesborough, TN, Sandra Daugherty, Coeburn, VA, and Courtney Osborne, Bristol, VA; sons, Charles Thomas Osborne VI, Bristol, VA, Dennis Wayne Osborne, Bristol, VA, and Timothy Allen Osborne, Hiltons, VA; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Lena Johnson, Mendota, VA, and Lillian Chambers, Bristol, VA; brothers, Gene Osborne, Kingsport, TN, and Jack Osborne, Bristol, VA; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Scott County Funeral Home and any time at the residence. The funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bud Culbertson and Rev. Johnny Bowlin officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Derting Cemetery, Hiltons, VA. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Thursday for the burial. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2001

OSBORNE, SYLVIA “SIDALE” Sylvia "Sidale" Osborne, 56, of 814 Fairmount Ave., Bristol, VA, died Wednesday, Feb 21, 2001, at her home. She was a native of Memphis, TN, and had lived in Bristol since 1953. She was the daughter of Naomi Reed Osborne and the late V.R. Osborne. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Bristol, TN. In addition to her mother, Miss Osborne is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Cindi Osborne, of Vero Beach, FL; one niece, Brittani; and one nephew, Kenny. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the graveside in East Hill Cemetery with Dr. Ross H. Dampier officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Blevins Funeral Home. Arrangements especially for Miss Osborne have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to the family at blvinsfh@ preferred.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2001

OSBORNE, SYLVIA “SIDALE” The funeral service for Sylvia "Sidale" Osborne will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the graveside in East Hill Cemetery with Dr. Ross H. Dampier officiating. Miss Osborne, 56, of 814 Fairmount Ave., Bristol, VA., died Wednesday, Feb 21, 2001, at home. Arrangements especially for Miss Osborne have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 23, 2001

PERKINS, THOMAS WRIGHT CHARLOTTE, NC -- Thomas Wright Perkins, 53, died at home on Feb. 7, 2001, of brain cancer. He was born in Bristol, VA, on July 30, 1947, to Lucile Wright Perkins and H. Harvie Perkins. Tom was educated in The Baylor School and received his BS in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1969. After serving in Vietnam as a first lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers, he attended Central Florida University, earning his MBA in 1975. Until the time of his illness, Tom worked as a project manager with Bell South where he enjoyed 24 years with colleagues who became his closest friends. Tom's greatest pleasure was found in the time he spent sharing his love of sports and the outdoors with his children, Thomas Wright Perkins Jr. and Emily Jennings (Jenny) Perkins. In addition to his children, Tom is survived by his wife, Emily Crenshaw Perkins; his brother and sister-in-law, William and Ida Perkins of Lynchburg, VA; his niece, Stephanie Hansen, of San Francisco; and his two nephews, James Perkins of Richmond, VA, and Andrew Orey of Athens, GA. The Reverend Andrew Smith, senior minister of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where Tom was a member, will officiate the 3 p.m. service to be held at Hankins and Whittington Dilworth Chapel on Friday, Feb. 9, 2001. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, TN, on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Fred Deering officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom's co-workers at Bell South. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to The Charlotte Marathon Run for Peace, P. O. Box 730, Davidson, NC 28036, or to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington, Dilworth Chapel, 1111 E. Boulevard. Information courtesy of Akard Funeral Home, Bristol. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 9, 2001

PERKINS, DAVID W. “CROCKET” David W. "Crocket" Perkins, 42, of Bristol, VA, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at his home. A native of Charleston, WV, he had lived in the Bristol area most of his life, was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was preceded in death by his father, Charles (Perk) Perkins. He enjoyed fishing. Survivors include daughter, Whitney Verges; mother, Betty Perkins; two sisters, Susie Perkins and Lea Mutter; brother, Charles Perkins; brother-in-law, Doug Mutter; sister-in-law, Jackie Perkins; two nieces, Christy Perkins and Sara Mutter; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends in the Valley. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Bristol Humane Society, P. O. Box 1586, Bristol, VA 24203. There will be no visitation or services. The body will be cremated. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 11, 2001

PETERS, RANDALL HANS Randall Hans Peters, 86, of Bristol died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Kokomo, IN, he had lived in the Bristol area for the past 41//2 years. He was a retired sales employee for Ford Motor Co. and a master sergeant in the U.S. Army, where he received the Bronze Star during World War II, serving in the field artillery for five years. He was a member of American Legion Post 38 of Somerset, KY, and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Somerset. He was a member of Leila Scott Masonic Lodge of Memphis, TN, Woodlawn Chapter of the Eastern Star of Memphis and a member of Tebala Shrine Temple of Rockford, IL. Survivors include wife, Ruby Peters; three sons, Robert B. Peters, Bristol, VA, Mark T. Peters, Asheville, NC, and Gary R. Peters, Highlands Ranch, CO; daughters-in-law, Cynthia Peters, Cindy Peters and Teri Peters; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Braden, Max and Rita; and sister-in-law, Florence Peters, Tucson, AZ. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriner's Crippled Children's Fund, Box 31356, Tampa, FL 33631. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2001

PHIPPS, DONALD L. Donald L. Phipps Sr., 89, of Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, after a brief illness in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Phipps was a native of Bristol who also lived in Roanoke from 1954 until 1969. He retired as an engineer with the Norfolk & Western Railway in 1977, after 50 years of service. Mr. Phipps is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Don and Ann Phipps of Pittsfield, Mass.; his daughter and son-in-law, Gretchen Fox Stein and Jay Stein of Boston, Mass.; four grandchildren, Julie Anderson of San Pedro, CA, David Phipps of Newburyport, Mass., Fleming Fox of Brookline, Mass., and Jin Fox of Dallas, TX. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Deering officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Phipps family at akardfh@3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Phipps. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 9, 2001

PHIPPS, DONALD L. Sr. Funeral services for Donald L. Phipps Sr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Deering officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. Mr. Phipps, 89, of Bristol, VA, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, after a brief illness in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Phipps. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 10, 2001

PHIPPS, LAURA OWENS BERBERT Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Owens Berbert Phipps will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Don Watson officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Phipps, 104, of Bristol Tennessee, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in N.H.C. Health Care Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Phipps. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2001

POSTON, ELEANOR GUSTIVA Mrs. Eleanor Gustiva Poston, 79, of Bristol, TN, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Saltville and grew up in Meadowview. She lived most of her life in Bristol, TN. She was the daughter of the late Manly Kinsley and Sarah Florence Darnell Ball. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Bristol. She was preceded in death by two brothers, J.C. Ball and Jim Ball; and one sister, Kathleen Ball. Survivors: her husband of 54 years, Edwin Poston; one daughter, Eleanor Jean Pittman, Bristol, TN; two sisters, Margaret B. Carter, Abingdon, and Marie B. Cannon, Bristol, TN; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Jane Humphrey. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Dr. Austin Cook and the Rev. Howard Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Eades, Richard Pittman, Johnny Ball, Charlie Cannon, Joe Carter and Russell Eades. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Poston family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

POSTON, ELEANOR GUSTIVA Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor Gustiva Poston will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Dr. Austin Cook and the Rev. Howard Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Eades, Richard Pittman, Johnny Ball, Charlie Cannon, Joe Carter and Russell Eades. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Poston, 79, of Bristol, TN, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Poston family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 8, 2001

POWERS, JACK D. The funeral service for Jack D. Powers will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Euclid Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Best officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, VA. Pallbearers will be Estel McKinney, Ron Walker, Leon Presley, Jack Coffey, Bill Thomas and Charlie Beach. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Blevins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201, or to Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, 900 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Mr. Powers, 73, 24167 Crimson Drive, Bristol, VA, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC He was born in Clinchco, VA, a son of the late Orbin and Ann Dotson Powers, and had lived in Bristol for over 40 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and an active member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hunter Powers; a daughter and son-in-law, Leanne and Terry Baxter of Martin, TN; a sister, Pat Clark of Cleveland, OH; two grandchildren, Travis Powers and Benjamin Baxter. Mr. Powers was preceded in death by a son, Jonathan Grant Powers. Arrangements especially for Mr. Powers have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. E-mail condolences can be sent to blvinsfh@preferred.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 11, 2001

POWERS, JACK D. The funeral service for Jack D. Powers will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Euclid Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Best officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Va. Pallbearers will be Estel McKinney, Ron Walker, Leon Presley, Jack Coffey, Bill Thomas and Charlie Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201, or to Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, 900 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Mr. Powers, 73, 24167 Crimson Drive, Bristol, Va., died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC Arrangements especially for Mr. Powers have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 12, 2001

PRICE, LULA BELLE BLUFF CITY, TN -- Mrs. Lula Belle Price, 86, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. at Bristol Regional Hospital. She lived most of her life in Washington County, VA, and the last 35 years in Sullivan County. She was the daughter of the late George and Ethel Osborne Bailey. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Demcie Price; one son, Lloyd Price; and one daughter, Eula Jean McGhee. Survivors: five sons, Robert Price and Roey Price, both of Bristol, TN, and Clarence Price, Lewis Price and Danny Price, all of Bristol, VA; four daughters, Virginia Martin, Bluff City, and Kathy Bentley, Barbara Sandidge and Emily Hicks, all of Bristol, TN; one brother, Alfred Bailey, Bristol, VA; three sisters, Mamie Johnson and Nancy Leonard, both of Bristol, VA, and Rosalee Saltz, Abingdon; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Price officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Methodist Cemetery, Abingdon. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the Price family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

PRICE, LULA BELLE BLUFF CITY, TN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Belle Price will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Price officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Methodist Cemetery, Abingdon. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Price, 86, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. at Bristol Regional Hospital. Farris Funeral Service is serving the Price family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 8, 2001

RASNICK, MINNA F. Minna F. Rasnick, 90, of Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a member of the Slater Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto C. Rasnick. Mrs. Rasnick was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Edna and Lynn Lindsey, Jane and Sonny Lowe and Alma and Paul Elmore, all of Bristol, TN; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Anne Rasnick of Bluff City, TN, and son, David Rasnick of Bluff City; one sister, Margaret Pickel, Bristol, TN. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Cass Farrior officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tom Green, Jerry Worley, Rick Moore and the nursing staff of Four West Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Rasnick. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

RASNICK, MINNA F. Funeral service for Minna F. Rasnick will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Cass Farrior officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tom Green, Jerry Worley, Rick Moore and the nursing staff of Four West Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Rasnick, 90, of Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Rasnick. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 17, 2001

RICHIE, DAVID G. Jr. JOHNSON CITY, TN -- Mr. David G. Ritchie Jr., 87, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Ritchie moved to Johnson City many years ago coming from Washington County, VA. He was a Methodist and retired from Remine Memorial Company, Johnson City, TN. Survivors: son, David G. Ritchie III, Vineland, NJ; daughter, Mary Alma Brousseau, Aberdeen, MD; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and special friend, Lucie Waites. The funeral service will be conducted Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. T.J. Wesley officiating. Interment will follow in the Holston Conference Cemetery, Emory, VA The family will receive friends Monday from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kenny Parker, David D. Brown, Hayter Brown and James Prater. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mr. David G. Ritchie. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 17, 2001

ROBERTS, MARION A. “BOB” Marion A. "Bob" Roberts, 71, of Bristol, TN, died Thursday morning, Feb. 22, 2001. Bob was a native of Newport, TN. He retired from the United States Army as a sergeant first class having served in Korea, Vietnam, Germany and the United States. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Blountville, where he was a part of the senior men's Sunday school class. He was preceded in death by his son, David; and his first wife, Laura Katherine. He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter, Karen, and son-in-law, Thomas Jowers; two granddaughters, Laura Evans and Kelly Jowers; four step-grandchildren, Ashley Slemmer, Yvonne Slemmer, Darin Richardson and Joshua Richardson; two great-grandchildren, Gavin Jowers and Chloe Jowers; three stepchildren, Michael Grove, Denise Slemmer and Tina Richardson; two sisters, Edith Jones and Ruth Hickman; one brother, Jack Roberts; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Clay Austin officiating. The burial will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Newport, TN. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Roberts. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 23, 2001ROBINSON, JOHNNIE LEE Johnnie Lee Robinson, 44, of Bristol, TN, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House following a brief illness. Born in Ankara, Turkey, he was a son of Helen Ennis Fincannon of Bristol, TN, and the late J.B. Robinson. Mr. Robinson lived his early life in Bristol, later moving to Charlotte, NC, where he was employed by Moss Supply. He returned to Bristol three months ago. Mr. Robinson was a laser glass cutter and a member of King Memorial Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his mother, Helen Ennis Fincannon of Bristol, TN; one sister, Deborah Hilliard of Bristol, TN; two nephews, Christopher Lee Hilliard of Fort Bragg, NC, and Brandon Joe Hilliard of Bristol, TN; special aunt and uncle, Edna Keesee and Raymond White; and two special friends, Tim and Ben. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Mausoleum Chapel of Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Crews will officiate. Entombment will follow in Mountain View Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers will be all his friends, staff of Wellmont Hospice House and Dr. Blanton. The family will receive friends at Weaver Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday and at other hours at the residence of Edna and Bernard Keesee, 277 Sherwood Road, Bristol, VA. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 4, 2001

ROBINSON, JOHNNIE LEE Services for Johnnie Lee Robinson will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Mausoleum Chapel of Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Crews will officiate. Entombment will follow in Mountain View Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers will be all his friends, staff of Wellmont Hospice House and Dr. Blanton. Mr. Robinson, 44, of Bristol, TN, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House following a brief illness. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 5, 2001

ROY, GARY WAYNE Gary Wayne Roy, 54, of Bristol passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born Feb. 1, 1947, in Fort Seal, OK, the son of the late Grover and Dolly Roy. He had made his home in Bristol for the past 29 years. Mr. Roy was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was an employee of Piccadilly Cafeteria since 1978. Survivors include his wife, Martha Roy; one daughter, Mrs. Jason (Angela) Johnson of Bristol; one brother, Michael Roy of Denver, CO.; three sisters, Mrs. Danny (Joyce) Wilfong of Parkersburg, WV, Mrs. Larry (Donna) Brock of New Windsor, MD, and Mrs. Walt (Barbara) Anderson of Goldsboro, NC Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Wilson and Rev. James Hilliard officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by DAV Chapter 40. Pallbearers are Allen Dotson, Danny Wilfong, Walt Anderson, Don Miller, Jason Johnson and Bob Frazier. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 9, 2001

RUTHERFORD, CHARLES Mr. Charles "Chuck" Rutherford, 80, of 1875 Lee Highway, Apartment 52, Bristol, VA, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Davy, WV, and was a long-time resident of Welch, WV, Charleston, WV, and Roanoke, VA, residing in Bristol since 1966. He was a retired employee of Flowers Bakery, formerly Hechts and Purity Maid, and was a former board member of Purity Bakery Credit Union. Mr. Rutherford was a member of East Bristol Church of Christ. Music was his passion; having been a participant in the first Bristol Country Music Days Celebration. He was a former leader of the "Hilltop Gang" on WELC Radio, Welch. He locally played with the Rhythm Master's and The Spice of Life "Band" and was a regular musician at Genes Barber Shop on State Street. He had also played at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA. Mr. Rutherford will be sadly missed by his many relatives and friends. Mr. Rutherford is survived by his wife, Katherine Davis Rutherford of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol S. and William "Bill" Roark of Bristol, VA, and Rita G. and Donn A. Fawley, of Stephens City, VA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Cheryl M. Rutherford of Denton, TX, and Fred and Karla Rutherford of Amarillo, TX; nine special grandchildren, Dana M. Wells, Garek R. Fawley, Kreg D. Rutherford, Blake D. Rutherford, Ryan M. Rutherford, Brock J. Rutherford, Billy C. Roark II, Brian L. Roark and Bradley A. Roark; and one very special great-granddaughter, Aubrey M. Wells. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the East Bristol Church of Christ with Jess Trotter, minister, officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Entombment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from noon till 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Rutherford. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2001

RUTHERFORD, CHARLES “CHUCK” Funeral services for Charles "Chuck" Rutherford will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the East Bristol Church of Christ with Jeff Trotter, minister, officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Garek R. Fawley and Brian L. Roark, and friends, James and Paul Leonard, Don Miller and Ronnie Shockley. Honorary pallbearers: grandsons, Kreg D. and Ryan M. Rutherford, Blake D. and Brock J. Rutherford, and Billy C. and Bradley A. Roark. Entombment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from noon till 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Mr. Rutherford, 80, of Bristol, VA, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Condolences may also be expressed to the family by e-mail at akardfh@3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Rutherford. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 26, 2001

SHARRETT, MARGARET MELISSA ANDERSON CROSS Committal services for Margaret Melissa Anderson Cross Sharrett will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Mrs. Sharrett, 79, of Bristol, a former resident of Outlook Pointe, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 2, 2001

SMITH, WALTER CROSSIE “SPEEDY” The funeral service for Walter Crossie "Speedy" Smith will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Walt Simmerman officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, 1041 Elizabeth Chapel Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Mr. Smith, 89, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at his home in Bristol, TN. He was born in Bluff City, TN, a son of the late Charles and Nora Cross Smith, had lived all his life in Sullivan County. He was formerly associated with Holston Service Station and retired from Univac. He was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church and Zollicopher Masonic Lodge \444 of Bluff City. Mr. Smith was one of the first ushers at the Paramount Theater when it opened Feb. 20, 1931. He was preceded in death by his wife, June Cooper Smith. He is survived by a son, Walter C. Smith Jr., of Ft. Lee, NJ; a special friend, Pamela Moore of Mendota; and several cousins. Arrangements especially for Mr. Smith have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 14, 2001

SMITH WALTER CROSSIE “SPEEDY” The funeral service for Walter Crossie "Speedy" Smith will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Walt Simmerman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, 1041 Elizabeth Chapel Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Mr. Smith, 89, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at his home in Bristol, TN. Arrangements especially for Mr. Smith have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

STEFFEY, KATHERINE KINGSPORT, TN -- Katherine Steffey, 73, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Brookhaven Nursing Home in Kingsport after a period of declining health. She was born and raised in Clinchco, VA, and later moved to Castlewood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Ed Steffey; her parents, John and Hattie Hellis; one sister, Shirley Rose; and three brothers, Dave Hellis, Steve Hellis and Ray Hellis. She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Martha Hellis of Houghton Lake, Mich.; three sisters, Louise DeVries of Kalamazoo, MI, Vivian Marie Amburgey of Church Hill, TN, and Mrs. Bruce (Rebecca) Jessee of Church Hill, TN; several nieces and nephews; and a very special niece, Katherine Christian of Kingsport. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Steffey family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

STEFFEY, KATHERINE KINGSPORT, TN -- Funeral services for Katherine Steffey will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Mullins Funeral Home Chapel with Tony Christian officiating. Burial will be in the Temple Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. in the Mullins Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Steffey, 73, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Brookhaven Nursing Home in Kingsport after a period of declining health. She was born and raised in Clinchco, VA, and later moved to Castlewood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Ed Steffey; her parents, John and Hattie Hellis; one sister, Shirley Rose; and three brothers, Dave Hellis, Steve Hellis and Ray Hellis. She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Martha Hellis of Houghton Lake, MI.; three sisters, Louise DeVries of Kalamazoo, MI., Vivian Marie Amburgey of Church Hill, TN, and Mrs. Bruce (Rebecca) Jessee of Church Hill, TN; several nieces and nephews; and a very special niece, Katherine Christian of Kingsport. Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Steffey family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 17, 2001

STONE, MARY ANN Mary Ann Stone of Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Ashland, KY, and moved to Bristol to attend Virginia Intermont College where she met her husband, William James Stone. Her store, Mary Ann Stone Antiques and Interiors, was well-known on State Street. Friends and family remember her as a devoted mother, an extraordinary talent and a generous, independent lady. She is survived by her husband, Bill Stone; two daughters, Cheryl Stone of Boston, Mass., and Trish Stone of Bristol, TN: one son, Wes Stone of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, John Blankenship of Manhasset, NY, and Jerry Blankenship of Louisville, KY; and two grandsons, Jack and Will Stone. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. The committal service and burial in Glenwood Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620, or the Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Stone have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 9, 2001

STONE, MARY ANN The funeral service for Mary Ann Stone will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. The committal service and burial in Glenwood Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620, or the Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201. Mrs. Stone of Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House following a lengthy battle with cancer. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Stone have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 10, 2001

SWARTZ, GEORGE W. COLUMBUS, OH -- George W. Swartz, 75, formerly of Bristol, VA, died in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his children, Patsy Swartz, Sandra Eller, Deborah Demorest and Wendell Swartz; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Louise Bays Sullivan; brother-in-law, James Bays; and several nieces and nephews. The burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pine Hill Cemetery in Bristol, VA. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2001

SWARTZ, JEWELL T. BAYS COLUMBUS, OH -- Jewell T. Bays Swartz, 70, formerly of Bristol, VA, died in Columbus. She is survived by her children, Patsy Swartz, Sandra Eller, Deborah Demorest and Wendell Swartz; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Bays Sullivan; brother, James Bays; and several nieces and nephews. The burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pine Hill Cemetery in Bristol, VA. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2001

SWINEY, BEULAH NASHVILLE -- The funeral service for Beulah Swiney will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from Central Christian Church with Dr. Ross Dampier and Mr. Jeff Noah, ministers, officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Central Christian Church, 424 Melrose, Bristol, TN 37620. Miss Swiney, formerly of Bristol, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Imperial Manor Convalescence Home in Nashville. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol, TN, and a daughter of the late Henry and Francis Clark Swiney. She was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and a member of Central Christian Church. She served as a legal secretary for Judge H.H. Haynes and later for Charles Gore, and retired from Franklin Savings and Loan. Survivors include two sisters, Katherine Leonard and Geneva Ziegler of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements especially for Miss Swiney have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2001

SWINEY, BEULAH NASHVILLE -- The funeral service for Beulah Swiney will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from Central Christian Church with Dr. Ross Dampier and Mr. Jeff Noah, ministers, officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be sent to Central Christian Church, 424 Melrose, Bristol, TN 37620. Miss Swiney, formerly of Bristol, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Imperial Manor Convalescence Home in Nashville. Arrangements especially for Miss Swiney have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 27, 2001

TIBBITTS, SHIRLEY JEAN PONTIAC, MI -- Shirley Jean Tibbitts, 63, formerly of Blountville, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001. She was the dear mother of Bobby (Tammy) Moles of Waterford, MI, Jackie Moles and Patricia Moles, both of Pontiac; loving grandmother of four; and beloved sister of Roy (Billy) Goforth of Blountville. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra. Mrs. Tibbitts had worked for many years as a cook and waitress at the Ventura Lounge in Pontiac. Funeral services were conducted Saturday in Pontiac. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at noon Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 4, 2001

TOMLINSON, INA CHRISTINE BLOUNTVILLE, TN -- Ina Christine Tomlinson, 56, went peacefully to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Christine was born on Nov. 4, 1944, in Bristol, TN, to the late Jessie James and Mabel Leonard O'Neal. Christine was a member of the Bethel View Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Christine is survived by her husband, George (Bud) Tomlinson of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa Christine Cross and her husband, Michael, and Sandra Kay Thacker and her husband Wayne, both of Blountville; three grandchildren, Chelsea Thacker, Ashley Thacker and Justin Cross; a sister, Vanessa Ann Bullock of Bristol, VA; and a brother, James Allen O'Neal of Florida. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the East Lawn Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday in the East Lawn Memorial Park, Garden of Love, with the Reverend John Rayburn officiating. Pallbearers will be Harry Weaver Jr., Clarence Strickler, James Harris, Ben Tally, Willie Dalton and Larry Hughes. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Tomlinson family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2001

TOMLINSON, Ina Christine BLOUNTVILLE -- Graveside service for Ina Chistine Tomlinson will be at 11 a.m. Friday in East Lawn Memorial Park, Garden of Love, with the Reverend John Rayburn officiating. Pallbearers will be Harry Weaver Jr., Clarence Strickler, James Harris, Ben Tally, Willie Dalton and Larry Hughes. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Tomlinson, 56, went peacefully to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Tomlinson family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 23, 2001

TORBETT, GILBERT E. “GENE” Jr. JOHNSON CITY -- Gilbert E. "Gene" Torbett Jr., 30, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001 at home. He was a native of Bristol and was the son of Gilbert E. and Jo Ann Torbett of Bristol Tennessee. He was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and attended Walters State Community College. He was employed in sales at Johns Skinner Honda of Johnson City and was a member of State Street United Methodist Church of Bristol. He was also a member of Squadron No. 145 Sons of the American Legion of Bristol. In addition to his parents, survivors include one brother, Jack Torbett of Nashville, TN, one sister, Sallie A. Scott of Elizabethton, and one nephew, Norm Scott; and also several aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holston United Methodist Home for Children, P. O. Box 188, Greeneville, TN, 37744. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Campbell Funeral Home, Abingdon, VA. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 17, 2001

TORBETT, GILBERT E. “GENE” Jr. JOHNSON CITY -- Gilbert E. "Gene" Torbett Jr., 30, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001 at home. He was a native of Bristol and was the son of Gilbert E. and Jo Ann Torbett of Bristol Tennessee. He was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and attended Walters State Community College. He was employed in sales at John Skinner Honda of Johnson City and was a member of State Street United Methodist Church of Bristol. He was also a member of Squadron No. 145 Sons of the American Legion of Bristol. In addition to his parents, survivors include one brother, Jack Torbett of Nashville, TN, one sister, Sallie A. Scott of Elizabethton, and one nephew, Norm Scott; and also several aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holston United Methodist Home for Children, P. O. Box 188, Greeneville, TN, 37744. Gene was cremated. A private service will be held at a mountain site that he loved with Rev. Stan Anderson, a long-time family friend, officiating. His friends are invited to call or visit the home of his parents, Gilbert and Jo Ann Torbett, 800 Virginia Ave., Bristol, TN, to share their memories of Gene. Campbell Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2001

TRENT, DOROTHY DONELL Dorothy Donell Trent, 85, of Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was raised in East Stone Gap, VA, the daughter of the late George and Ida Hurd Trent. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Trent; and a dear cousin, Traci Surface Pendergrass. She is survived by special cousins, Kay Surface, Tara Surface Ellison and Amber Moore. She had lived in Bristol 32 years and was a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. Miss Trent will always be remembered as one of God's prayer warriors. The family extends it's gratitude to the ladies of Woodlawn Baptist Church Homebound Ministry for their consistent, cheery visits. They also thankfully acknowledge the 4 West staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center and the employees and staff of the Wellmont Hospice House for their loving care. Graveside services will be conducted 3 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Playl officiating. The family will receive friends any time at the home of Ray and Kay Surface, 124 Cedar Brook Circle, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 4, 2001

TRENT, DOROTHY DONELL Graveside services for Dorothy Donell Trent will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Playl officiating. The family will receive friends any time at the home of Ray and Kay Surface, 124 Cedar Brook Circle, Bristol, TN. Miss Trent, 85, of Bristol, TN, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 5, 2001

TURNER, CLARENCE JUNIOR JONESBOROUGH, TN -- Clarence Junior Turner, 70, of State Route 34, passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at his residence. He was a native of Bluff City, TN, and lived in Jonesborough for several years. He was the son of the late Luther and Sarah Greene Turner. Mr. Turner was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Turner. Survivors include, one daughter, Sherry Oliver, and one son, David Turner, both of Bristol, VA; two sisters, Edell R. Hickam, Elizabethton, TN, and Gladice Hicks, Kingsport, TN; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Also surviving are Edith McCracken, a loving friend and family. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thomas L. Thacker and Rev. Glen McCracken officiating. Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service. Entombment will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Mountain View Mausoleum, Bristol, VA. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Oliver, David Reed and Jimmy Sallie. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 2, 2001

VAUGHT, WILEY LEON Wiley Leon Vaught, 81, 529 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in the Cambridge House, Bristol. He was a Washington County, TN, native and had lived in Bristol most of his life. He was a son of the late Robert and Laura Slemp Vaught. Mr. Vaught was a pharmacist and retired from Bristol Memorial Hospital in 1993. He was an Air Force veteran and served in World War II. Mr. Vaught was a member of Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church of Johnson City and was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Marie Carter Vaught in 1993; and a brother, Harry Vaught. Survivors include two cousins. Funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday in the Mausoleum Chapel, Monte-Vista Burial Park, Oakland Ave., Johnson City. Rev. Mike Abel will officiate. Friends may register in the chapel at Monte-Vista from 3:30 - 4 p.m. prior to the service. Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 West Watauga Ave., Johnson City, in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2001

WADDELL, BILLIE HAZEL COEBURN, VA -- Billie Hazel Waddell, 66, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Lina Mann Waddell; one brother, George Waddell; and two sisters, Francis Greear and Ada Waddell. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank Allen and Patricia Mann of Coeburn, and Danny Carl and Nadine Mann of Coeburn; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Dale and Johnny Rutherford of Coeburn, and Judy Charlotte and Randy Page of Coeburn; sister, Margaret Corder of Pikeville, Ky.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Roy Kennedy and Rev. Bill Crawford will officiate. Burial will follow in the Corder Cemetery in Coeburn. Visitation will be held at Estes Funeral Home on Sunday after 6 p.m. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 4, 2001

WARFIELD, CHARLES J. Sr. ABINGDON, VA -- Mr. Charles J. (Charlie) Warfield Sr., 65, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He had lived most of his life in Howard County, MD, before moving to Abingdon in 1998. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He is survived by: his wife, Sandra C. Warfield; one son, Charles J. Warfield Jr. and wife Vickie M., Hampstead, MD; two daughters, Victoria M. Kravitz and husband, Neal, Boring, MD, and Sarah L. Warfield, Owings Mills, MD; three brothers, John O. Warfield Jr., Frederick, Md., W. Robert Warfield, Woodbine, Md., and H. Clark Warfield, Clarksburg, MD; one sister, Ruth Ann Mullinix, Martinsburg, WV; and two grandchildren, Joshua C. Warfield and Abbie R. Toth. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at 7 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tom Williams officiating. A committal service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. The family will receive friends after the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles J. Warfield Jr., Neal Kravitz, Daryl Wilson, Joe Wilson, Harold Puckett and Dave Johnson. Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Warfield. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

WARFIELD, CHARLES J. Sr. ABINGDON, VA -- A funeral service for Mr. Charles J. (Charlie) Warfield Sr. will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at 7 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tom Williams officiating. A committal service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. The family will receive friends after the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles J. Warfield Jr., Neal Kravitz, Daryl Wilson, Joe Wilson, Harold Puckett and Dave Johnson. Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery. Mr. Warfield, 65, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Warfield. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 8, 2001

WARREN, FRED ABINGDON, VA -- Mr. Fred Warren, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at his home after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, VA. He was the son of the late Curtis and Jeannie Warren and was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Wann Warren; a sister, Thelma Holmes; and a brother, Frankie Warren. He was a carpenter, farmer, well-known dog trainer and fox hunter. He is survived by two sons, Michael and wife Gail Johnson Warren, Abingdon, and Freddie Wayne and wife Linda Joyce Rouse Warren, Taylorsville, Ga.; three daughters, Helen and husband Vernon Trivett, Bristol, Tenn., Virginia (Jenny) and husband T.J. Hayes, Marietta, Ga., and Jayne W. and husband Ivan Rodger Clark, Abingdon; three brothers, Milford Warren, Abingdon, Albert Johnny Warren, Abingdon, and Curtis Warren Jr., Abingdon; one sister, Maxie Gay Childers, Glade Spring, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Donald Page officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Calvin Caudill, Jeff Warren, Darrell Warren, Delmar (Bud) Parks, David Harmon and James Harmon. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Wellmont Hospice and Barbara Reed for all their assistance during his illness. Farris Funeral service is serving the family of Mr. Warren. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

WASHINGTON, RANDY ALBERT BLUFF CITY, TN -- Randy Albert Washington, 35, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Diane Cunningham and Grant Madison Jr. Survivors: sons, Jordan Washington, Bluff City, and Travis Washington, Johnson City; brothers, Grant Madison IL, Bristol, TN, Tony Madison, Bluff City, and Andy Madison, Johnson City, TN; sisters, Mary E. Martin, Johnson City, Tiera McMillian, Johnson City, and Laura M. Millen, Stone Mountain, GA; and several uncles and aunts. Robinson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 2, 2001

WASHINGTON, RANDY ALBERT BLUFF CITY, TN -- A memorial service for Randy Albert Washington will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Bluff City, with Rev. Kevin Fisher officiating. Pallbearers will be Mark Madison, Dennis Madison, Lawrence Madison, Tony Madison, Kevin Madison and George Golacky. Mr. Washington, 35, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at his residence. Robinson Mortuary is serving the family of Randy Albert Washington. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2001

WHICKER, CURTIS T. Funeral services for Curtis T. Whicker will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at the Calvary Bible Church with Rev. Lester MacKinnon and Rev. Robert Howard officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Glen Long, Bobby Hutton, Kenny Wilson, Marvin Jackson, Larry Powers, Ken Stacy; and three grandsons, David Johnston, Bill Helton and Curtis Clatworthy. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Thompson and staff of the Bristol Medical Associates, men of Calvary Bible Church, Dr. Jack Butterworth and Dr. Pierre Istafan. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Whicker, 81, of 10329 Reedy Creek Road, Bristol, VA, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, VA, a retired farmer and retired from Imperial Reading. He was a member and deacon of Calvary Bible Church. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include: wife of 54 years, Margie E. Whicker; daughters and sons-in-law, Greta and Bill McClellan, Omaha, NB, Donna and Ronald Johnston, Bristol, VA, and Rita Clatworthy; brother, Carl E. Whicker, Bristol, VA.; sister, Mary Martin, Abingdon, VA; grandchildren, Bill Helton, Hannah Helton, Curtis Clatworthy, David Johnston, Robin Stacy, Heather Walz and Sarah Montgomery; great-granddaughters, Brittany Zeigler and Anabel Walz; and special friend, Glen Long. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 14, 2001

WHITE-CARVER, MARY CATHERINE The family of Mary Catherine White-Carver will receive friends at Weaver Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Darrell Pickle will conduct a brief memorial service at 8 p.m. Her body will then be transferred to Lebanon Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Johnny A. Kiser officiating. Burial will follow graveside services at 10 a.m. Friday in Temple Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Tony Ennis, Ronnie White, Dustin White, Dale Schultz, Mike Pardon and Ronald Lee White. Mrs. White-Carver, 72, of Bristol, TN, formerly of Lebanon, VA, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at her residence. She was born to John and Sally Stamper July 9, 1928, in Lebanon. She was a faithful member of First Freewill Baptist Church and worked as a nurse's aide. She had resided in the Bristol area for the past 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James White, in 1995; and by several brothers and sisters. Survivors include her husband, James Carver; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Dale) Schultz of Aurora, IL; three sons, Billy Wayne (Linda) White of Aurora, and James (Dee) White Jr. and Ronnie C. (Kathy) White, both of Yorkville, IL; one sister, Mrs. Roy V. Couch Sr. of Castlewood; one brother, John Stamper of Lebanon; eight grandchildren, Dwayne, Pamela, Shelly, Sharla, Shavon, Ronald Lee, Dustin and Kimberly; and eight great-grandchildren. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

WHITE, LOUISE R. Louise R. White, 69, of 348 Walnut Trail Road, Bristol, TN, died on Feb. 18, 2001, at her residence after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late George and Grace Ferry Ricks and had lived most of her life in the Bristol area. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the early 1950s. She was a longtime employee in the Bristol area, serving as a bookkeeper. She was of the Baptist faith and the widow of Ted K. White. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Cunningham. Survivors include: sons and spouses, Ted K. White Jr. and Janie of Bristol, TN, and Dean A. White and Melinda of Bluff City, TN; daughter and spouse, Victoria A. Rogers and Mike of Bristol, TN; brother, George S. Ricks of Bristol, TN; sister, Betty Hogland of Roxsbury, CT; mother-in-law, Nell G. White of Bristol, TN; four granddaughters, Jeannie, Katherine, Laura and Jessica; three grandsons, Ted, Matthew and Brandon; special lifetime friend, Betty Christensen of New Castle, CA; and many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and dear friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Billy Denton Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Military honors will be conducted by the 4212th United States Army Hospital. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or your favorite charity. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2001

WHITE, LOUISE R. Funeral services for Louise R. White will be conducted on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Billy Denton Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Military honors will be conducted by the 4212th United States Army Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or your favorite charity. Mrs. White, 69, of 348 Walnut Trail Road, Bristol, TN., died on Feb. 18, 2001, at her residence after an extended illness. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 20, 2001

WHITLEY, BOBBY MIKE ROANOKE, VA -- Bobby Mike Whitley, 60, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. He was a native of Washington County, VA, and a member of the Harvest Baptist Church in Roanoke. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Garrett of Pleasant Hill, CA, and Dora Whitley of Salem, VA; one brother, Allen Whitley and a sister-in-law, Lynn Whitley, both of Troutville, VA; and two special friends, Johnny Sloan and Doug Dooley. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Mountain View United Methodist Cemetery with the Rev. Butch Hammond officiating. There will not be any visitation at the funeral home. Campbell Funeral Home of Abingdon is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 15, 2001

WILSON, JEANETTE D. Jeanette D. Wilson, 65, of Bristol, VA, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 4, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She had been in the Bristol area for 12 years and was retired from Wellmont Hospital. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was the widow of Charles E. Wilson. Survivors include: mother, Pearl Sluss; sons and spouses, Charles M. Wilson of Howe, IN, Rev. Larry and Ramona T. Wilson of Grover, NC, and Jeffery and Pam Wilson of Lenoir, NC; daughters and spouses, Connie and John Sampson of Bristol, VA, Amelia and Randy Church of Hudson, NC, and Melissa and Scott Lam of Bristol, VA; sister and spouse, Vicki and Ralph Stidham of Big Stone Gap, VA; brother, Jimmy L. Davidson of Texas; grandchildren, Stephanie Self, Tiffany Sampson, Clarence Church, Kerri Michaels, Jeremy Wilson, Michael Wilson, Jeffrey Wilson and Bethany Lam; great-grandchild, Christina Michaels; and nephews, Wayne Stidham, Shane Stidham and J.L. Davidson. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at noon in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Knapp, Rev. Lee Stiltner and Rev. Jeff Collins officiating. Committal services will be held on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2001

WILSON, JEANETTE D. Funeral services for Jeanette D. Wilson will be conducted on Thursday at noon in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Knapp, Rev. Lee Stiltner and Rev. Jeff Collins offici ting. Committal services will be held on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Mrs. Wilson, 65, of Bristol, VA, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 4, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2001

WILSON, KEITH Jr. JOHNSON CITY, TN -- Keith Wilson Jr., 30, died Sunday night, Feb. 25, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Keith was a graduate of Tennessee High School. He served in the U.S. Army in the Gulf War and was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda M. Wilson; and grandparents, Pearl and Helen Wilson and Bill and Evelyn Miller. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Earl K. and Peggy Lavinder Wilson, Bristol, TN; one brother, Ryan P. Wilson, Bristol, TN; one sister, Amanda M. Wilson, Bristol, TN; one stepbrother, Matthew Lavinder, Bristol, TN; one stepsister, Annie Lavinder, Bristol, TN; grandmother, Eula Wilson, Tazewell, VA; several loving aunts and uncles; and many very close and supportive friends. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Father Thomas Ianucci will officiate. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Tommy Manley, T.J. Pass, Michael Hatcher, Dave Ramquist, John Bryant, Pete Manley, Jeff Huff and Brian Newman. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Akard Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh\N3wave.com. Those desiring may make memorials to the Wellmont Foundation, 1 Medical Park Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620 or to St. Anne's Catholic School Building Project, 350 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Wilson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB 27, 2001

WILSON, KEITH Jr. JOHNSON CITY, TN -- Keith Wilson Jr., 30, died Sunday night, Feb. 25, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Keith was a graduate of Tennessee High School. He served in the U.S. Army in the Gulf War and was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda M. Wilson; and grandparents, Pearl and Helen Wilson and Bill and Evelyn Miller. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Dr. Earl K. and Peggy Lavinder Wilson, Bristol, Tenn.; one brother, Ryan P. Wilson, Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Amanda M. Wilson, Bristol, Tenn.; one stepbrother, Matthew Lavinder, Bristol, Tenn.; one stepsister, Annie Lavinder, Bristol, Tenn.; grandmother, Eula Wilson, Tazewell, Va.; several loving aunts and uncles; and many very close and supportive friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Father Thomas A. Ianucci will officiate. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Tommy Manley, T.J. Pass, Michael Hatcher, Dave Ramquist, John Bryant, Pete Manley, Jeff Huff and Brian Newman. Military graveside services will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh\N3wave.com. Those desiring may make memorials to Wellmont Foundation, 1 Medical Park Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620 or to St. Anne's Catholic School Building Project, 350 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Wilson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2001


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