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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Oct 2001

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ASHLEY, ARTHUR C. Arthur C. "Lightning" Ashley, 83, of Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, son of the late Clarence S. Ashley Sr. and Hattie Lowe Ashley. He was a retired employee with the Bristol Virginia Department of Highways. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving with Company K.121 Infantry Division during World War II where he fought at Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. He received wounds in France in July, 1944. He received numerous medals including the Purple Heart, the Victory Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the American Defense Ribbon, the EAME Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the American Theater Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle Eva Lunsford and Josephine Lunsford; a brother, Albert J. Ashley; grandparents, Alfred Lowe and Fanny Arrowood and James Ashley and Hassie McClain. Survivors include a brother, Clarence S. Ashley Jr., Bristol, Tenn.; two sisters, Margaret J. Collin, Bristol, Tenn., and Mary L. Mitchell, Bristol, Tenn.; niece, Mrs. Ernest (Peggy) Stout of the home; other nieces and nephews; and a special dog friend, Biscuit. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stan Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in East Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenny Shumate, Wayne Curtis, Eddie Weeks, Tommy Johnson, Tony Moody and Jimmy Roberts. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10 2001

ASHLEY, ARTHUR C. Funeral services for Arthur C. "Lightning" Ashley will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stan Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in East Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenny Shumate, Wayne Curtis, Eddie Weeks, Tommy Johnson, Tony Moody and Jimmy Roberts. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. Mr. Ashley, 83, of Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 11, 2001

BARGER, CARRIE FLEENOR BLOUNTVILLE -- Carrie Fleenor Barger, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Bristol Nursing Home. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Sidney W. and Pearl Murray Fleenor. She was the widow of Jake Barger. Survivors include one sister, Alma Ruth Weatherly of Farmland, Ind.; three brothers, Eugene Fleenor and Herbert Fleenor, both of Blountville, and Earl Fleenor of Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Wilma Clark. The funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Arnold officiating. The committal service and interment will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Fleenor, Bobby Fleenor, Bill Fleenor, Phillip Roller, Paige Adams and H.J. Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Thomas W. Green Jr. and Jim Waterman. The family will receive friends following the funeral service at Akard Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh\Nchartertn.net. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Barger. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 2001

BARGER, CARRIE FLEENOR BLOUNTVILLE -- The committal service and interment for Carrie Fleenor Barger will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Fleenor, Bobby Fleenor, Bill Fleenor, Phillip Roller, Paige Adams and H.J. Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Thomas W. Green Jr. and Jim Waterman. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@chartertn.net. Mrs. Barger, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Bristol Nursing Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Barger. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 17, 2001

BENTLEY, BRITTNEY BREANN Funeral services for Brittney Breann Bentley will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Shinault officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Brittney Breann Bentley, 6, of 1010 Denton Valley Road, Bristol, Tenn., died on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at her residence. She was born in Richlands, Va., the daughter of Summer Brewer Ouellette, and attended pre-school at Gunnings Elementary School. She had lived in Bristol for two years after moving from Castlewood, Va. Survivors include her mother, Summer Brewer Ouellette and her fiance, Hobie Rasnick; brothers, Sean Ouellette, Tyler Ouellette and William Rasnick, all of Dante; maternal grandparents, Ida and Joshua Stevens of Bristol, Tenn.; uncle, Michael Brewer of Bristol, Tenn.; aunt, Pamela Leonard, uncle, William "Jargo" Ireson, aunt, Amanda Ireson, uncle, Rex Ireson, aunt Cindy Ireson and uncle Don and aunt Linda Couch; maternal great-grandmother, Nora Ireson; maternal great-grandparents, Larry and Vada Waller of Canton, NC; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 30, 2001

BOLING, JAMES E. "JAYU" BUTLER, Tenn. -- James E. (Jay) Boling, 80, 705 Scott St., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, in the Pine Ridge Care Center. A native of Old Butler, he was a son of the late James Landon and Ida Mahaffey Boling. He had lived a number of years in Ohio before returning to Butler. He was retired from General Motors, Dayton, Ohio, having worked there for 38 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in Germany, France and Belgium. Mr. Boling was a member and trustee of Butler Baptist Church. He was a member of Roan Creek Masonic Lodge 679. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was preceded in death by two wives, Thelma Millsaps Boling and Paula Heath Boling; two sisters, Edith Boling Slemp Abel and Margaret Boling Banes Bush; and by one brother, D.W. Boling. Survivors include his wife, Vernell Courtner Cable Boling; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Tim Dunlevy and Betty and Lowell Vaughn, all of Dayton, and Barbara and Roger Bunn, Smithville, Va.; one sister, Mary Jonas, Dayton; one brother, Edwin Boling, Dayton; two granddaughters; two grandsons; two step-granddaughters; one step-grandson; three great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; two step-great-granddaughters; and three step-great-grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Ranshaw and Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Boling to the Butler Baptist Church, P. O. Box 96, Butler, TN 37640. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 29, 2001

BOLING, OPAL L. BLUFF CITY -- Opal L. Boling, 89, formerly of Timber Ridge Road, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton, Tenn. A native of Bluff City, she was a daughter of the late Will and Mae Miller Harmon. Mrs. Boling was a member of Brookside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one brother, Lynn Harmon; and one granddaughter. Survivors include her husband, R. Parks Boling of Elizabethton; five sons, Wilbor Cleatis Boling and Lester G. Boling, both of Piney Flats, Aaron Lynn Boling of Bluff City, Forrest Wayne Boling of Elizabethton and Robert Allen Boling of Salem, Va.; two sisters, Willeta Miracle and Arzella Malone, both of Bluff City; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City with Rev. Fred Potter, Rev. Sam Richards and Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be Timothy A. Boling, Jeff Boling, Rick Boling, Brian Boling, Gregg Boling and Allen Boling. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Malone, Randy Malone, James Akard, Carl Gross and Carl Sheffey. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at bluffcity//Nfuneral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 2001

BOOTH, DORIS LOUISE NEAL Doris Louise Neal Booth, 77, 107 Redwood Rd., Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Oct. 8th, at 4 p.m. at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Bristol, Tenn., and had lived in Bristol all her life. She was the daughter of the late Roy Lee and Helen Willie Stewart Neal. She was of Episcopalian faith. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for 35 years and served as president from 1980-82. She was a member of the Bristol Virginia Education Association and Bristol Historical Society. She taught for 37 years in the Bristol Virginia Public Schools. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Lee Neal. Survivors: spouse, John Price Booth; daughter, Pamela Booth Teaster (Gerald Wilburn Teaster); grandson, Evan Price Teaster; and over 60 nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 11th from noon - 1 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Memorial services will be Thursday, Oct. 11th, from 1-2 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Father Hamilton (Ham) Fuller. Ushers will be St. Elizabeth's Guild. She will be interred in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Columbarium. Send memorials to Emmanuel Episcopal Church or favorite charity. The family gratefully acknowledges the many kind gifts of family and friends and their continuing support. Snyder's Funeral Home of Gray, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10 2001

BOUGHERS, TIMOTHY LLOYD GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Timothy Lloyd Boughers, 46, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2001, from injuries received in a car accident. Tim was chosen for "Who's Who in American High Schools" in 1972. He was musically talented and sang in the elite singing group, "The Patriotic Singers." He was also a very accomplished guitarist. A native of Sullivan County, he moved to Greeneville in 1978 where he worked for several years at the Greene Valley Development Center. He was a successful salesman at Don Smith Ford/Lincoln/Mercury. Tim was an avid tennis player and a NASCAR fan. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church where he was a fixture in the nursery when his daughter was an infant and toddler. He was a member of Greeneville Moose Lodge 692, where he served as governor in 1997-98, and a member of the Men's Ritual Team which received the honor of third place team at international competition held in Las Vegas, Nev., in July. Tim was awarded second place, individual award as orator; he was a member of the Moose Legion, winning third place for his individual part at the convention held last November in Niagara Falls. Survivors include his wife, Karen Boughers and beloved daughter, Hannah Grace Boughers of Greeneville; his parents, Bobby L. and Minnie Boughers of Bristol, Tenn.; a sister, Peggy Boughers of Raleigh, NC; mother-in-law, Norma Kelly, sister-in-law, Rhonda Routh and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Brian and Karri Kelly, all of Bluff City, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Jennifer Langley of Piney Flats, Tenn.; four nephews; one niece; and special friends, Herb Rupert of Parrotsville and Gary Bishop of Greeneville. The family wishes to acknowledge the special help received from Greeneville police officer, Steve Lowe, for his assistance on the night of the accident. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Simon and Virginia Morton Boughers, Charles Hubble Jones and Bessie Pippin Jones. The funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Oct. 10th, 2001, at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Robert Smith will officiate. The Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 692 will hold the Moose memorial service immediately following that service. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11th, 2001, in Shipley Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn. Reverend Gary Barnett and Reverend Howard Taylor will officiate at the graveside service. Active pallbearers are: Brian Kelly, Jerry Langley, Wayne Booher, Don Flick, Michael Booher, Gary Bishop and Herb Rupert. Honorary pallbearers are: his first cousins and Eddie Huff, Allen Rice, Davey and Jo Henson, Wes Buckles and members of Moose Lodge 692. The family will receive friends at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home from 6 until 8 on Wednesday evening. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10 2001

BRACKEN, HELEN C. A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Timothy E. Keeney and Deacon Harry Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gregory Evans, Earl Lester Humphreys, Curtis Dinsmore, Rodney Roark, Terry L. Hurley, Ronnie Hurley, Dennis Brummitt and Brian Thomas. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. Mrs. Bracken, 97, of 622 Highway 126, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001 in the Cambridge House. A native of New Jersey, she had lived in the Bristol area for the past 18 years, coming from Trenton, NJ She was an inspector for Sterling Drug and was a Roman Catholic. Survivors include daughter, Betty A. Moore of Bristol, Tenn.; granddaughter, Tammy A. Moore of Bristol, Tenn.; and great-granddaughter, Brianna Leonard. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 27, 2001

BRACKEN, HELEN C. A Funeral Mass for Helen C. Bracken will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Timothy E. Keeney and Deacon Harry Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gregory Evans, Earl Lester Humphreys, Curtis Dinsmore, Rodney Roark, Terry L. Hurley, Ronnie Hurley, Dennis Brummitt and Brian Thomas. Mrs. Bracken died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001 in Cambridge House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 28, 2001

CARRICO, CAROLYN KINGSPORT -- Carolyn Carico, 64, of 1013 Catawaba St., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health. Carolyn was born May 15, 1937, in Washington County, Va., a daughter of the late Hobart and Viola Widener. She was a graduate of Dobbins Bennett High School, a medical assistant and former office manager for Drs. Locke Carter, David Franzus, Ridgeway, Bales and Robert Jernigan for many years. She was a member of North Kingsport Church of God where she was very active. She taught Sunday School and was president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the church and a former pianist for the church. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ray Carico of the home; two sisters, Eileen Collins of Kingsport and Wanda McCormick of Mississippi; a brother, Vernon Widener of Kingsport; a special friend, Retha Collins; and a host of nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the North Kingsport Church of God. Funeral services will be 8 p.m., following the visitation hour at the church, with Dr. Tom Burgner and Reverend Billy Taylor officiating. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Good Shepherd. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Locke Carter, Dr. David Franzus, Mike Widener, Ray Widener and Bill Widener. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center for Research, c/o Holston Valley Medical Center, P. O. Box 238, Kingsport, TN 37662. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Carico Family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 2001

CARTER, JAMES RAYMOND Committal services for James Raymond Carter will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Carter-Baker Cemetery. Pallbearers include Eddie Carter, Randy Lambert, Lundy Hartsock and Daniel Anderson. Mr. Carter, 57, of Greystone Heath Care Center, died on Oct. 14, 2001. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 2001

CARTER, JAMES RAYMOND Funeral services for James Raymond Carter will be conducted on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Claude Canter and Rev. James Smith officiating. Committal services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Carter-Baker Cemetery. Pallbearers include Eddie Carter, Randy Lambert, Lundy Hartsock and Daniel Anderson. The family will receive friends on Wednesday following the service at Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Carter, 57, of Greystone Heath Care Center, died on Oct. 14, 2001. He was born on Feb. 14, 1944, the son of the late Guy and Lula Carter, and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. Survivors include brothers, Whitney C. Carter of Bristol, Va., Lowell T. Carter of Blountville and Ralph C. Carter of Plant City, Fla.; sister, Gladys Carter Sourbeer of Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings, Guy Carter Jr., Stella Carter Shelley, Kenneth Robert Carter, Donald W. Carter and Phyllis Carter Foxworth. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 17, 2001

CHAPMAN, BEULAH FRANCES Funeral services for Beulah Frances Chapman will be conducted 8 p.m. Thursday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Virgel Booher and Rev. Jack Stevens officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service 6 to 8 p.m. at the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Committal services will be 11 a.m. Friday at High Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gene Allen Chapman, Rome Chapman, David Phipps, Freddie Booher, Jimmy Booher, Mark Stine and Gary Stine. Honorary pallbearers are Robert J. Presnell, Jimmy Rush, Tony Ross, Larry McMurray, Charles Harless Jr., and Darrell Mallory. Mrs. Chapman, 74, of Bristol, Tenn., died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Appalachia and had made her home in Bristol most of her life. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Albert J. Chapman Jr., and was a member of Fellowship Chapel. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy A. and Jeff Blake, Bristol, Tenn.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert J. Chapman, Bristol, Tenn., and Mike W. and Kathy Chapman, Piney Flats, Tenn.; grandchildren, Regina F. and husband Robert Presnell, Johnson City, Melissa Chapman, Bristol, Tenn., and Brad Chapman and Kelley Chapman, Piney Flats, Tenn.; sisters, Lois and husband Doug Stine, Bristol, Va., and Betty Harless, Merritt Island, Fla.; brothers, Robert E. and wife Margaret Booher, Bristol, Tenn., and Charles and wife Dobie Booher, Bristol, Tenn.; and many special family friends. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 25, 2001

CLARK, RALPH HAROLD Funeral services for Ralph Harold Clark will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Howard and Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Pallbearers will be Fred Baker, Lewis Barker, Bobby Barker, Darrell Booher, Jack Ingle, Wayne Hartsock, Jamie Howard and Vernon Barker. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. E-mail condolences for the family may be sent to akardfh@chartertn.net. Mr. Clark, 75, of 10 Danville Ave., Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Clark. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 2001

COLE, CLAUDE BASCOM Mr. Claude Bascom Cole, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Born in Washington County, he was a son of the late Wyatt Cole and Susan Legg Cole. Mr. Cole was preceded in death by a grandson, Greg Byington; and two brothers, Lynn Cole and Charles Cole. Mr. Cole was a long-time member of the Shakesville Church of Christ where he had served as an elder and Sunday School teacher for many years. He was a retired farmer and well-known throughout Washington County. He was a former resident of the Jonesboro Road Community before making his home with his son for the past several months. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Treicia Byington of Abingdon; grandchildren Adam Byington and Jessica Byington; a brother, Bill Cole of Bristol, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Latham of Bristol, Va., and Mrs. Dorothy Richard of Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in the Shakesville Church of Christ with Mr. Steve Bufkin and Mr. Wayne Lambert officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, Va. Casketbearers will be Jerry Booher, Gary Cole, Kenny Howell, Adam Byington, Dustin Yokum and Don White. Honorary casketbearers will be Dwight Latham, men of Shakesville Church of Christ and friends and neighbors of the Jonesboro Road Community. Flowers will be accepted or those who wish may make memorial donations to Shakesville Church of Christ, 2662 Kingmill Pike, Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Claude Bascom Cole. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 2001

COLE, CLAUDE BASCOM The funeral service for Mr. Claude Bascom Cole will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Shakesville Church of Christ with Mr. Steve Bufkin and Mr. Wayne Lambert officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, Va. Casketbearers will be Jerry Booher, Gary Cole, Kenny Howell, Adam Byington, Dustin Yokum and Don White. Honorary casketbearers will be Dwight Latham, men of Shakesville Church of Christ and friends and neighbors of Jonesboro Road community. Flowers will be accepted or those who wish may make memorial donations to Shakesville Church of Christ, 2662 Kingmill Pike, Bristol, VA 24201. Those wishing to express their sympathy on-line may do so by visiting http:/www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Mr. Cole, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Claude Bascom Cole. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 2001

COLLINS, HELEN THOMPSON SALTVILLE -- Mrs. Helen Thompson Collins, 76, passed away at home, Saturday Oct. 6, 2001. She was a member of the Heavenly Hope Freewill Baptist Church and a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Bobby and Cynthia Diane Collins of Saltville, and Kenny and Mary Collins of Saltville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and George Robbins of Saltville, Debbie and Donnie Poe of Chilhowie, and Berth and Dennis Sykes of Saltville; two brothers, Johnny Thompson of Saltville and Charles "Crossie" Thompson of Saltville; one sister, Billie Robbins of Glade Spring; eight grandchildren, George Jr. and Michael Robbins, Lisa Chapman, David, Jessica and Travis Sykes, Starla and Stephen Collins; four great-granchildren, Ben Chapman, Hunter and Josh Robbins and Isaac Rangel; several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Virginia Home Health and Hospice. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 8, 2001, at D. R. Henderson Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Surber and Rev. Jimmy Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Henderson's Funeral Home in Saltville. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home will be serving the Collins family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 7, 2001

COUNTS, EMMA CLINTWOOD -- Emma Counts, 98, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the Dickenson County Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Dickenson County. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Tivis R. Counts. She is survived by four stepdaughters, Grace Hughes, Helen Sutherland, Pauline Vance and Alice Sawyers; one sister, Ina Powers; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Mullins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Estol Amburgey and Pastor Tam Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Presley Place Cemetery, Sutherland Ridge, Stratton. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Mullins Funeral Home Chapel where a song service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Mullins Funeral Home is serving the family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 11, 2001

COWAN, GENE Gene Cowan, 64, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Lexington, NC, a son of the late George and Beatrice Earnhart Cowan, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. The funeral service will be conducted at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tenn. Arrangements especially for Mr. Cowan have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 24, 2001

CRANE, TERESA JANE "Janie" MENDOTA -- Teresa Jane "Janie" Crane, 57, of 5282 Mendota Rd., went peacefully to be with Jesus Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. Born in Bristol, Tenn., to Roy and Lola Sproles Skeens, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and a member of the Women's Circle. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother, Lola Skeens Wise of Mendota, survives her, along with one son, Joseph Todd Crane of Richmond; two daughters, Tamara Lola "Tammie" Bouldin of Bristol, Va., and Teresa Yvonne "Tina" Crane of Mendota; one brother, Edward Lee Skeens of Bristol, Va.; three grandchildren, Eddie Bouldin, Naomi Rose Crane and Katelyn Marie "Katie" Bouldin also survive, along with niece, Irma Jean Boone; and nephew, Jeff Skeens. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in the Hendricks Cemetery in Mendota. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Crane family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

CRANE, TERESA JANE MENDOTA -- Teresa Jane "Janie" Crane, 57, of 5282 Mendota Rd., went peacefully to be with Jesus Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. Born in Bristol, Tenn., to Roy and Lola Sporles Skeens, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and a member of the Women's Circle. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother, Lola Skeens of Mendota, survives her, along with one son, Joseph Todd Crane of Richmond; two daughters, Tamara Lola "Tammie" Bouldin of Bristol, Va., and Teresa Yvonne "Tina" Crane of Mendota; one brother, Edward Lee Skeens of Bristol, Va.; three grandchildren, Eddie Bouldin, Naomi Rose Crane and Katelyn Marie "Katie" Bouldin also survive, along with niece, Irma Jean Boone; and nephew, Jeff Skeens. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in the Castle Funeral Home Chapel with Preacher Perry Hawkins officiating. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in the Hendricks Cemetery in Mendota. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Thursday at Castle Funeral Home. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Crane family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 2001

CRETSINGER, A. D. SHADY VALLEY, Tenn. -- A. D. Cretsinger, 84, of 419 Acra Cretsinger Rd., passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in the Lake Bridge Health Care in Johnson City. He was a native of Johnson County, Shady Valley Community, a member of Laurel Avenue Church of Christ in Damascus, a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force unit and a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lacy, Ervin, Cecil and Bill Cretsinger. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Garland Cretsinger of Shady Valley, Tenn. Graveside services will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at the Blevins Cemetery in Shady Valley. Officiating will be Mr. Wayne Baker. Memorials may be made to the Shady Valley Fire Department. Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Rd., Mountain City, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at hensonfh@funeral-plans.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 6, 2001

DAVENPORT, ARTIS K. Funeral services for Artis K. Davenport will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Boffey officiating. Burial will follow in the Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends and family. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday before the chapel service. Mr. Davenport, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a son of the late Thomas Kane and Effie May Davenport, and a retired salesman. Survivors include wife, Clara Peters Davenport; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carol Davenport, Bristol, Va.; three grandsons, Matthew, Michael Jr. and Waylon; aunt, Lucille Trinkle, Bristol, Tenn.; and several cousins. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 11, 2001

DILLARD, KENNETH CHARLES SPANAWAY, Wash. -- Kenneth Charles Dillard, 70, died Sept. 20, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. He was a native of the Bristol area and a son of James Dillard of Bristol, Va., and the late Lena Dillard. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years, spent eight years as an assistant golf pro and was owner/operator of a janitorial service for 18 years. In addition to his father, survivors include his wife of 48 years, Eula Dillard; five sons; three sisters; five brothers; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Sept. 25th, in Spanaway. Information courtesy of Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 31, 2001

DURHAM, JACK D. Jack D. Durham, 74, a former resident of Bristol, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Beckley, W.Va. He was the son of the late Ambrosen and Mary Johnson Durham. He was educated in Mercer County schools and Beckley College. He was former owner of Durham Advertising Specialities of Bristol. Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Durham, Mt. Hope, W.Va.; sisters, Betty Graham of Princeton, W.Va., and Bess Lee of Burke, Va.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Mt. Hope, W.Va. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 24, 2001

EDWARDS, ERSEL ALICE GENTRY Ersel Alice Gentry Edwards, 94, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at National Health Care. She was born Oct. 12, 1907, the daughter of the late E. Roy Gentry and Zoral Mikeal Gentry. She was a homemaker and attended Avoca Christian Church. She was the widow of Harry H. Edwards and was preceded in death by two sons, Paul Edwards and Joseph Edwards. Survivors include, daughters, Mrs. Robert (Nadine) Sprinkle Jr. of Loganville, Ga. and Mrs. Ralph M. (Betty) Dillow Jr. of Bristol Virginia; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Susong Cemetery with Evelyn Harlow and Jeanette Helmandollar conducting the service. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. Those desiring may call anytime on Sunday at the funeral home or at the home of Ralph and Betty Dillow, 2661 Everett St., Bristol, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the activity department fund at NHC. The family would like to say a special thanks to her extended family at NHC. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 28, 2001

EDWARDS, ERSEL ALICE GENTRY Graveside services for Ersel Alice Gentry Edwards will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Susong Cemetery with Evelyn Harlow and Jeanette Helmandollar conducting the service. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the activity department fund at NHC. Mr. Edwards, 94, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at National Health Care. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 29, 2001

EDWARDS, JUANITA M. KINGSPORT -- Calling hours for Juanita M. Edwards will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Malcolm Shelton officiating. Graveside service will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Apostles and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Edwards, 81, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Wexford House after a period of declining health. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Edwards family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 21, 2001

EDWARDS, JUANITA M. KINGSPORT -- Juanita M. Edwards, 81, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Wexford House after a period of declining health. Juanita was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Scott County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Rufus and Mae Oma Cross Puckett, and the widow of Charles C. Edwards. She was a member of Deck Valley Independent Church. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Billy Edwards; two grandsons; one sister; and one brother. Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Ramsey of Kingsport, Sandra Allen of Piney Flats and Patsy Phillips of Florida; three sons, Larry Edwards of Bristol, J. D. Edwards of Florida and Ronnie Edwards of Blountville; three sisters, Marie Simpson of Piney Flats, Frances Rush of Ohio, and Lucy Brooks of Bristol; three brothers, Owen Puckett of Ohio, W.F. Puckett of Kingsport and Thomas Puckett of Blountville; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Malcolm Shelton officiating. Graveside service will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Apostles and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Edwards family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 2001

EVERROAD, LESLIE B. JOHNSON CITY -- Funeral services for Leslie B. Everroad will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jim Smith and Steve Everroad officiating. Graveside service will follow in the Garden of Everlasting Life III of East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Clay Robinette, Gerald Necessary, Heath Everroad, Chris Sanders, Chris Worley and Bambi Everroad. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack West, Larry Shannon, Walter E. Price, Lonnie Sharp, Frank Chapo and Dennis Helsabek. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center for Research, c/o Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, P. O. Box 238, Kingsport, TN 37662. Mr. Everroad, 82, of Christian Lane, Tower Apartments, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, after a period of declining health. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Everroad family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 31, 2001

EVERROAD, LESLIE B. JOHNSON CITY -- Leslie B. Everroad, 82, of Christian Lane, Tower Apartments, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, after a period of declining health. Leslie was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Columbus, Ind., a son of the late Grifa and Margaret Quinn Everroad. He was retired from Cummins Engineering Company as supervisor after 42 years of service. He was a member of First Christian Church of Columbus, where he served as deacon and elder. He attended worship service at First Christian Church in Johnson City and Sunday School at Central Baptist Church in Johnson City. He was past president of the Kiwanis Club in Indiana and a 32nd degree Mason. He received a plaque for his service of 100 hours for ground maintenance at the Appalachian Christian Village. In addition to his parents, his first wife, Theresa Shannon Everroad, who passed away Aug. 6, 1997, 10 brothers, and two sisters preceded Leslie in death. Leslie is survived by his wife of three-and-a-half years, Vera Smith Everroad of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Paulette Everroad of Johnson City, Rick and Toni Everroad of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Tina Sanders, Heath Everroad, Bambi Everroad, Heidi Everroad, Sonya Robinette and Wendy Worley; and six great-grandchildren, Haven Sanders, Declan Sanders, Levi Everroad, Gabe Robinette, Abbey Robinette and Dylan Worley. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jim Smith and Steve Everroad officiating. Graveside service will follow in the Garden of Everlasting Life III of East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Clay Robinette, Gerald Necessary, Heath Everroad, Chris Sanders, Chris Worley and Bambi Everroad. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack West, Larry Shannon, Walter E. Price, Lonnie Sharp, Frank Chapo and Dennis Helsabek. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center for Research, c/o Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, P. O. Box 238, Kingsport, TN 37662. Condolences via e-mail may be sent to eastlawn@kingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Everroad family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 30, 2001

FAIN, MARY JANE KREGER KNOXVILLE -- Mary Jane Kreger Fain, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Morningside Villas in Knoxville. She had lived there for the past year. She was a lifelong resident of Bluff City. Mrs. Fain was a member of Bluff City United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va., and Steed College of Technology in Johnson City. She attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She worked as a senior secretary with the Raytheon Company in Bristol, Tenn. Prior to her retirement, she worked for SABH, a water heater manufacturing company in Johnson City. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, L.L. Kreger and Emma Eads Kreger, and her sister, Emma Louise Kreger Mullins. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Worley Fain III and Beth Proffitt Fain of Maryville; two granddaughters, Dr. Carrie Fain Talley and Lelia Proffitt Fain, both of Maryville; one brother-in-law, Dr. Spencer Grady Mullins, Marietta, Ga.; three nieces, Cathy Mullins, Mary Mullins Tripp and Anne Mullins Rigdon, all of Marietta; two nephews, Joe Mullins, Inman, SC, and Spencer Grady Mullins III, Marietta. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bluff City United Methodist Church in Bluff City, Tenn., with Rev. Karen Albers officiating. Interment will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be Josh Talley, John Berry, Joe Williams, Harvey Carrier, Mike Miller and Herman Carrier. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the church from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be sent to Bluff City United Methodist Church, 468 Cedar St., Bluff City, TN 37618 or Blount Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1095 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Condolences may be sent to the family at bluffcity@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 2001

FEATHERS, HELEN MARIE SHIPLEY BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Helen Marie Shipley Feathers will be 1 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Ratliff officiating. Interment and graveside service will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Christus. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Mrs. Feathers, 81, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Betty Feathers of the home; grandsons, Douglas Feathers and Tony Feathers; granddaughter, Mrs. Scott (Donna) Mendenhall; a great-grandson, Michael Feathers; sister-in-law, Mrs. Jim (Coleen) Pierce of Abingdon; and several nieces and nephews. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37621. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family eastlawn@kingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Feathers family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 28, 2001

FEATHERS, HELEN MARIE SHIPLEY BLOUNTVILLE -- Helen Marie Shipley Feathers, 81, of Indian Springs, went peacefully to be with the Lord, Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Greystone Health Care Center after a long illness. Helen was born July 20, 1920, in Johnson City, a daughter of the late Henry and Stella Mahoney Shipley, and was the widow of Garland Feathers. She was a member of the Sunnyside Baptist Church, where she was a former member of the choir. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Feathers. Helen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Betty Feathers of the home; grandsons, Douglas Feathers and Tommy Feathers; granddaughter, Mrs. Scott (Donna) Mendenhall; a great-grandson, Michael Feathers; sister-in-law, Mrs. Jim (Coleen) Pierce of Abingdon; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Ratliff officiating. Interment and graveside service will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Christus. Pallbearers will be Fred Davenport, Douglas Foster, Jeff Lackey, Charlie Weaver, Billy May and Darrell Falin. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37621. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family eastlawn@kingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Feathers family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 27, 2001

FEATHERS, LOUISE S. BLOUNTVILLE -- Committal service for Louise S. Feathers will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Claude Webb, Jim Cisco, Donnie Ward, Chase Collins, Bil Childers, Ben Childers, Adam Childers and Clifton Rhymer. Mrs. Feathers died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of memorial contributions to the Building Fund First Baptist Church, 3358 Highway 126, Blountville, TN 37617. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@chartertn.net. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Feathers. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 28, 2001

FEATHERS, LOUISE S. BLOUNTVILLE -- Louise S. Feathers of 2001 Feathers Chapel Road died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born and educated in Knoxville and had lived most of her life in Blountville. She was the daughter of the late James and Mabel Phillips Woods. She was the widow of her first husband, A. Kyle Smith, who died in 1958, and her second husband, James M. Feathers, who died in 1989. She was also preceded in death by one sister; and two brothers. Mrs. Feathers was employed by Dr. Joe Mitchell for 24 years and Dr. NJ Chew for 21/2 years. She was the third oldest member of First Baptist Church in Blountville, where she was a charter member of the WMU and a member of Current Missions. Mrs. Feathers was a very family-oriented person with a loving heart and a very strong spirit. She was a very caring and loving mother and grandmother and a friend to all. Survivors include one daughter, Irma "Sammie" Childers of Blountville; one son, Robert K. Smith of Blountville; two granddaughters, Laura S. Simpson and Amanda C. Brooks; two grandsons, Robert K. Smith Jr. and William F. Childers; two stepsons, Steve Feathers and Larry Feathers; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a special granddaughter-in-law, Renee Smith. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Blountville with Dr. Clay Austin officiating. The committal service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Claude Webb, Jim Cisco, Donnie Ward, Chase Collins, Bill Childers, Ben Childers, Adam Childers and Clifton Rhymer. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church and at other times at the home, 2001 Feathers Chapel Road, Blountville. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of memorial contributions to the Building Fund First Baptist Church, 3358 Highway 126, Blountville, TN 37617. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Feathers. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 27, 2001

FLEENOR, ANNA LEE GLOVER PINEY FLATS -- Calling hours for Anna Lee Glover Fleenor will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday at the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Steve Gott officiating. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Eugene Glover, Gary Glover, James Cox, Jack Walling Jr., Wayne Jones and David Jones of Alabama. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Hull's Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Carla Cox, 241 Henry Rd., Piney Flats, TN 37686. Mrs. Fleenor, 73, went peacefully to be with the Lord, Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a short period of declining health. Ann was born in Sullivan County, Oct. 2, 1928, a daughter of the late Frank and Mattie (White) Glover. She was the widow of Joe Fleenor Jr. Ann was a member of Hull's Chapel United Methodist Church where she was treasurer and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was an active bowler with the Housewife Bowling League at Belmont Bowling Lanes and president of the FHC (Fairview Homemakers Club). She was a retired employee of Burlington Mills prep department after 20 years of service and was a former employee of North Electric Co. In addition to her parents and husband, her brother, Ivan Glover, preceded her in death. Ann was a dedicated friend, loving sister, aunt, godmother and honorary grandmother. Survivors include her sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Jo and Munsey Spraker and Jean and Arnold Sandoval, all of Piney Flats; brother and sister-in-law, Hal Dean and Evelyn Glover of Pennsylvania; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul and Ann Fleenor of Nashville, Mildred Johnson of Bristol and Becky Gose of Blountville; stepdaughter, Terry Hawks of North Carolina; godson, Dr. Mike Spraker and his wife Susan of Virginia; honorary granddaughter, Jordan Spraker; aunt, Geneva Hamblen of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the family of Anna Lee Fleenor. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 25, 2001

FLEENOR, ANNA LEE GLOVER PINEY FLATS -- Calling hours for Anna Lee Glover Fleenor will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday at the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Steve Gott officiating. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Eugene Glover, Gary Glover, James Cox, Jack Walling Jr., Wayne Jones and David Jones of Alabama. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hull's Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Carla Cox, 241 Henry Rd., Piney Flats, TN 37686. Mrs. Fleenor, 73, went peacefully to be with the Lord, Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a short period of declining health. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the family of Anna Lee Fleenor. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 25, 2001

FOGLEMAN, KAREN E. ABINGDON -- The funeral service for Karen E. Fogleman will be conducted Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at 4 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. William Austin officiating. Interment will follow in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Blountville. Friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Faith in Action, P. O. Box 2419, Abingdon, VA 24212. Friends may call at Farris Funeral Home from 3-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Miss Fogleman, 55, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the friends of Karen E. Fogleman. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

FOGLEMAN, KARNE E. ABINGDON -- Karen E. Fogleman, 55, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Sullivan County, Tenn., a member of the Shady Grove United Methodist Church and a nursing assistant at Bristol Regional Medical Center for 28 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henderson G. and Norma E. McConnell Fogleman. She is survived by special friends, Mel and Shirley Lambert, Kathy Lowe, Ann Tate and all the volunteers from Faith in Action and Shady Grove United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Blountville. Friends will serve as pallbearers. A special thanks to the Cancer Outreach Associates for their many years of loving care for Karen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Faith in Action, P. O. Box 2419, Abingdon, VA 24212. Friends may call at Farris Funeral Home from 3-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the friends of Karen E. Fogleman. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 2001

FRANKLIN, DAVID David Franklin, 44, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, Tenn., and was a son of Helen Farmer Franklin and the late Lawrence Franklin. He attended East High School, was a retired employee of Bristol-Bluff City Utility District and a captain with the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his mother, Dave is survived by a daughter, Risha Brooke Franklin of Bristol, Tenn.; a sister, Joyce Faris of Bluff City; a brother, Larry Franklin and his wife Patricia, of Bluff City; his former wife, Cheryl Franklin, of Bristol, Tenn.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Thursday evening in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Christian officiating. The eulogy will be delivered by Rick Simpson. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Family, friends and fellow firefighters will meet at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to Glenwood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. committal service. Members of the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers and members of the honor guard that will present graveside and members of the honor guard that will present graveside memorial rites. Memorial contributions may be sent to Avoca Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 216, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 11, 2001

FRANKLIN, DAVID Family, friends and fellow fire fighters of David Franklin will meet at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to Glenwood Cemetery for an 11 a.m. committal service. Members of the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers and members of the honor guard that will present gravesite memorial rites. Memorial contributions may be sent to Avoca Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 640, Bluff City, TN 37618. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to oakley-cook@ funeral-plans.com. Mr. Franklin, 44, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 12, 2001

GARRETT, ARCHIE Jr. Archie Garrett Jr., 78, of 4 Mellow Lane, Bristol, Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, in the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center NHC Nursing Home Care Unit at Mountain Home, Tenn. He was a native of Fleming-Neon, Ky., and had made his home in Bristol most of his life. He was a son of the late Archie and Mattie Hall Garrett. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired carpenter for Barker Brothers Construction Company. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Semones Garrett; two daughters, Katherine Clifton of Bristol, Va., and Robin Skeen of Albuquerque, NM; one son, Patrick Garrett of Gray, Tenn.; one daughter-in-law, Cathy Garrett of Gray, Tenn.; one son-in-law, Rett Clifton of Bristol, Va.; one sister, Barbara Holland of Cromona, Ky.; three brothers, Larry Garrett of Bristol, Va., and Jeff Garrett and Jack Garrett, both of Bristol, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Cindy Testerman, Kristi Leonard, Holly Lindamood, Christopher Garrett and Ryan Nicolas Skeen; one great-granddaughter, MaKayla Cheyenne Testerman; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Memories at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Sprinkle officiating. Pallbearers will be Jim Gentry, James "Bud" Tester, Jack Ingle, Rett Clifton and Terry Leonard. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Cross and other loving friends and family. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Garrett. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

GARRETT, ARCHIE Jr. Archie Garrett Jr., 78, of 4 Mellow Lane, Bristol, Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, in the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center Nursing Home Care Unit at Mountain Home. He was a native of Fleming-Neon, Ky., and had made his home in Bristol most of his life. He was a son of the late Archie and Mattie Hall Garrett. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired carpenter for Barker Brothers Construction Co. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Semones Garrett; two daughters, Katherine Clifton of Bristol, Va., and Robin Skeen of Albuquerque, NM; one son, Patrick Garrett of Gray, Tenn.; one daughter-in-law, Cathy Garrett of Gray, Tenn.; one son-in-law, Rett Clifton of Bristol, Va.; one sister, Barbara Holland of Cromona, Ky.; three brothers, Larry Garrett of Bristol, Va., and Jeff Garrett and Jack Garrett, both of Bristol, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Cindy Testerman, Kristi Leonard, Holly Lindamood, Christopher Garrett and Ryan Nicolas Skeen; one great-granddaughter, MaKayla Cheyenne Testerman; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Memories at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Sprinkle officiating. Pallbearers will be Jack Garrett, Jim Gentry, James "Bud" Tester, Jack Ingle, Rett Clifton and Terry Leonard. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Cross and other loving friends and family. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Garrett. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 2001

GENTRY, RUSHIE B. BLUFF CITY -- Graveside services for Rushie B. Gentry will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Mike Sproles and Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Pallbearers will be Sid Patton, Dennis Reed, Dallas Grubb, Eric McGlothlin, Donnie Salyer and Tony Myers. Mrs. Gentry, of 212 White Top Road, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 2001

GENTRY, RUSHIE B. BLUFF CITY -- Rushie B. Gentry of 212 White Top Road died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Sullivan County and a daughter of the late Freeman and Lillie Newton Carrier. She is survived by her husband, Gus D. Gentry; sons, Danny James Gentry and Douglas Freeman Allen Gentry, both of Bluff City; brothers, Edward Carrier and J.W. Carrier, both of Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Mike Sproles and Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Pallbearers will be Sid Patton, Dennis Reed, Dallas Grubb, Eric McGlothlin, Donnie Salyer and Tony Myers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 2001

GILMER, JAMES P. ELKTON, Md. -- Funeral services for James P. Gilmer will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Lebanon Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Carter officiating. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service. A graveside service will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn., at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 158, Lebanon, VA 24266. Mr. Gilmer, 84, formerly of Lebanon, Va., died on Friday, Oct. 12, 2001. Born on Nov. 7, 1916, in Hansonville, Va., he was the son of the late Joseph Axley and Lou Browning Gilmer. Mr. Gilmer graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1939 with a degree in agricultural education. Following his graduation he taught school for several years and then worked for the Department of Agriculture until his retirement in 1979. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was a member of Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church in Lebanon and the local Lions Club. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lucy W. Gilmer of Newark, Del.; children, James P. Gilmer of Morganton, NC, and Joanne G. Barrett of North East, Md.; a brother, Hugh M. Gilmer of Elk Garden, Va.; and grandchildren, Jessica B. Koenigsberg, James P. Gilmer III, Benjamin C. Gilmer and Matthew T. Barrett. Lebanon Funeral Home, Lebanon, Va. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 2001

GILMER, JAMES P. ELKTON, Md. -- Funeral services for James P. Gilmer will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Lebanon Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Carter officiating. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service. A graveside service will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn., at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 158, Lebanon, VA 24266. Mr. Gilmer, 84, formerly of Lebanon, Va., died on Friday, Oct. 12, 2001. Lebanon Funeral Home, Lebanon, Va. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 2001

GOBBLE, EVELINE LILLY Mrs. Eveline Lilly Gobble, 61, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late A.J. Lilly and Mabel Warren Lilly. Mrs. Gobble was a member of the State Street United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the Women's Club of Bristol. She was previously employed as the office manager at the Bristol Country Club. She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Leslie Gobble. Mrs. Gobble is survived by her husband, Malcolm "Virgil" Gobble; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Vicki Gobble of Greensboro, NC; a granddaughter, Jordan Gobble; two brothers, Mike Lilly and wife Myrtle of Meadowview and Tom Lilly and wife Patty of Abingdon; three sisters, Roxann Coulthard and husband Charles of Bristol, Va., Jayne Rouse and husband Harold of Abingdon and Judy Maddox and husband Joe of Hopkinsville, Ky. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jane Taylor officiating. Entombment will follow in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The following nephews will serve as casketbearers: Thomas Lilly, Kenneth Lilly, Brian Rasnake, Tim Coulthard, Torr Coulthard, Travis Gobble and Dwayne Gobble. Shaun Kerr, a friend of the family, will also serve as casketbearer. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the State Street United Methodist Church, 300 W. Valley Drive, Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting http:www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mrs. Eveline Lilly Gobble. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 17, 2001

GRAY, MARTHA WARREN Funeral services for Martha Warren Gray will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Benny Bowman officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. A service will be conducted by the Order of the Eastern Star, Border City 162 at 8 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Gray, 76, of 106 Bramm Rd., Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 2001

GRAY, MARTHA WARREN Funeral services for Martha Warren Gray will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Benny Bowman officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. A service will be conducted by the Order of the Eastern Star, Border City 162 at 8 p.m. Friday at the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home. Mrs. Gray, 76, of 106 Bramm Rd., Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a retired employee with Reynolds Metals (Ball Company). She was previously employed with Monroe and Big Jack Manufacturing. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Circle Reynolds and the Golden Goodies. She was a member of the Lynwood Bible Church and preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Warren. Survivors include husband, Vincent Brady Gray Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne A. Warren and Dawn Waren, Bluff City; stepson and wife, Vincent Brady Gray III and Linda Gray, Pennsylvania; four stepdaughters, Y-Vonna Poole, Bristol, Tenn., Minnie L. Plyman, Bristol, Tenn., Claudett Vance, Bristol, Tenn., Minnie L. Plyman, Bristol, Tenn., and Dawn Carrier, Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Sarah and Wesley Warren; and numerous nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and stepsons-in-law. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 12, 2001

HALL, ERICA LAYNE BLOUNTVILLE -- Erica Layne Hall, 18, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001. A native of Beckley, W.Va., she had lived in the Bristol area since 1985. She was a senior at Sullivan East High School where she was a varsity cheerleader and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Ruth Stevenson and paternal grandfather, Claude R. Hall. Survivors include mother and stepfather, Sandy and Billy Deeb; father, Barry L. Hall; two brothers, Billy Deeb and Koree Deeb; maternal grandfather, George Stevenson; paternal grandmother, Vada Hall; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor L. Williams officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastern Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Travis Snead, Chad Peters, Greg Bobbitt, Jeremy Carroll, Tim Robinson, and Heath Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Hall and Randy Hall. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 17, 2001

HALL, ERICA LAYNE BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services Erica Layne Hall will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor L. Williams officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastern Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Travis Snead, Chad Peters, Greg Bobbitt, Jeremy Carroll, Tim Robinson, and Heath Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Hall and Randy Hall. Miss Hall, 18, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 2001

HARRIS, JOYCE LOVELL KINGSPORT -- Calling hours for Joyce Lovell Harris will be 1-3 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Caryl Griffin officiating. Entombment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum. Condolences via e-mail eastlawn\Nkingsport.com. Mr. Harris, 89, 530 Fairview Ave., living at 1025 Haw Ridge Rd. in Piney Flats, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Harris family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 17, 2001

HARRISON, ANNIE PEARL Annie Pearl Harrison, 88, of Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Nicklesville, Va., a daughter of the late Nick Worley and Vianne Johnson Worley. She was a former member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Grey Harrison. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Vance and her husband Mike of Bristol; two sons, Frank Harrison and his wife Dot of Bristol and Harry Harrison and his wife Donna of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren, Denise Montgomery, Pam Bledsoe, Rebecca Southern, Robin Vance, Lorrie Harrison and Amy Harrison; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 10 o'clock Thursday morning in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Brother Howard Robinson and Pastor David Shinault officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Pallbearers will be Bobby Montgomery, Eddie Bledsoe, Ed Eades, Chad Hoback, Mike Carter and Keith Vance. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Wednesday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Rd., Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Harrison have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 9, 2001

HARRISON, ANNIE PEARL The funeral service for Annie Pearl Harrison will be conducted at 10 o'clock Thursday morning in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Brother Howard Robinson and Pastor David Shinault officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Pallbearers will be Bobby Montgomery, Eddie Bledsoe, Ed Eades, Chad Hoback, Mike Carter and Keith Vance. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Wednesday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Rd., Bristol, TN 37620. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to oakley-cook@ funeral-plans.com. Mrs. Harrison, 88, of Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Harrison have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10 2001

HASHBARGER, LUCRETA ANNE JONES Burial for Lucreta Anne Jones Hashbarger will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Those desiring may make memorials to River Bend Baptist Church, 226 River Bend Rd., Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Hashbarger, 68, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord and her heavenly family Oct. 16, 2001, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

HASHBARGER, LUCRETA ANNE JONES Lucreta Anne Jones Hashbarger, 68, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord and her heavenly family Oct. 16, 2001, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident, born Sept. 18, 1933, in Bristol, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late James Reeves Jones and Almeda Morrell Jones. Anne will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. May all that were fortunate to know Anne remember her by her courage, determination, positive attitude, faith and the great fight she fought. She was a member of River Bend Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Anne and Roxanne Leigh Hashbarger; two sisters, Martha Riley and Frances Agnes Jones; and two brothers, Fred Jones and Lewis Jones. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Kenneth J. Hashbarger of Bristol; two daughters, Kay Wright of Bristol, and Lynne Parker and husband Richard of Blountville; two sisters, Mary Mumpower and husband T.C. Mumpower, and Betty Stine, all of Bristol, Tenn.; three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Jones of Tazewell, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Floyd E. Jones of Bristol, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Billy R. Jones of Bristol, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Tonya Guinn Strahorn and husband Mark, and India L. Guinn of Blountville, one grandson, Andrew D. Wright, one step-granddaughter, Teresa Parker, and one step-grandson, Michael Parker, all of Bristol; two step-great-granddaughters, Triston A. Strahorn and Chelsea Perkey of Bristol, Tenn.; one special aunt, Mrs. Merle Morrell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Anne has seen some of God's beautiful creations while traveling the world with her husband, spending some 20 years in the U.S. Air Force from 1950-70. She has climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower and now she is climbing the golden stairs to be with her Lord and Savior. She loved to collect angels and work in her flower gardens. Now she is an angel and is working in God's beautiful flower gardens in heaven and we know in our hearts she is truly enjoying it so very much. Services will be held 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. R. Dean Blevins and Rev. Niles Kitzmiller officiating. Burial will be held 1 p.m. Friday in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Those desiring may make memorials to River Bend Baptist Church, 226 River Bend Rd., Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 7:45 prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 2001

HELTON, OTIS DAN BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Otis Dan Helton will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rooty Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Minister Bill Nelson and Reverend Gary Rowlette officiating. Burial will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Helton, 48, of 1345 Mt. Holston Rd., passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the Helton family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 17, 2001

HELTON, OTIS DAN BLUFF CITY -- Otis Dan Helton, 48, of 1345 Mt. Holston Rd., passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health. Otis was born Oct. 8, 1953, in Bristol, Va., a son of the late Miles Otis and Ella Stanley Helton. He was an avid paint and body mechanic and loved restoring cars. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Rhymer Helton of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Dillard and her husband David, of Bristol; a son and daughter-in-law, Alan Helton and his wife Tanya, of Bluff City; grandchildren, Emily Dillard of Bristol and Kendra, Katie and Meagan Helton, all of Bluff City; sisters, Jane Lester of Bristol, Martha (Nancy) Garland of Bluff City, Joyce Harris of Saltville and Nell Blaylock of Bristol, Tenn. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Blountville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rooty Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Minister Bill Nelson and Reverend Gary Rowlette officiating. Burial will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the Helton family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 2001

HENSLEY, FRANK LOUIS Frank Louis Hensley, 62, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Washington County, Va., and a son of the late Lewis Maynard Hensley and Jennie Griffin Hensley, he lived in the Bristol area all of his life. He was of the Methodist faith and preceded in death by a sister, Leona Dinkens; and a brother, James Hensley. Survivors include: daughter, Mrs. Allen (Sonya Hensley) Tate, Bristol, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Mark L. and Sherry Hensley, Piney Flats; special grandson, Ryan Tate, Bristol, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. Jack (Gertrude) Myers, Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Rodefer, Kingsport, and Miss Viola Hensley, Kingsport; and two brothers, Herbert Hensley and David Hensley, both of Bristol, Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at the graveside at the Malone Family Cemetery with Pastor Jack Stevens officiating. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Goodson-Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department, 19864 Benhams Rd., Bristol, VA 24209. There will be no visitation. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 2001

HICKAM, ROY BLUFF CITY -- Graveside services for Roy Hickam will be conducted on Monday at 1 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum with Rev. Donnie Shaffer officiating. Mr. Hickam, 88, formerly of 455 Ryder Church Road, died on Oct. 12, 2001, at the Cambridge House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 2001

HICKAM, ROY BLUFF CITY -- Roy Hickam, 88, formerly of 455 Ryder Church Road died on Oct. 12, 2001, at the Cambridge House. He was born March 23, 1912, and had lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He was retired from the City of Bristol, Tenn., with more than 30 years of service and had formerly attended Woodlawn Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Lambert Hickam. Survivors include step-granddaughters, Debbie Akers, Linda Bowman and Teresa Croft; step-grandsons, Lewis Weeks Jr. and Randall Lee Weeks; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted on Monday at 1 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum with Rev. Donnie Shaffer officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4-5 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 2001

HICKS, JAMES "J.I." PINEY FLATS -- Funeral services for James "J.I." Hicks will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in Muddy Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Hammond and Rev. B.J. Allison officiating. Burial will follow in Muddy Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Sanders, Joe Brewer, Robert Willis, Arnold Shipley, Carl Henry and Steve Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Royston, Riley Milhorn, James Cross, Haskell McCoy, Dr. Richard Bowie, Pat Christian and Don Dotson. Mr. Hicks died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, in Johnson City Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Muddy Creek Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o G.C. Coffman, 1140 Fairview School Rd., Blountville, TN 37617. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10 2001

HICKS, JAMES "J.I;" PINEY FLATS -- James "J.I." Hicks died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Blountville and lived in the Piney Flats area most of his life. He was the son of the late Isaac Samuel and Katie B. Hicks. He was a retired construction worker and an area farmer. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include wife of 55 years, Mabel Hicks; and son, Jim Hicks, Piney Flats. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in Muddy Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Hammond and Rev. B.J. Allison officiating. Burial will follow in Muddy Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Sanders, Joe Brewer, Robert Willis, Arnold Shipley, Carl Henry and Steve Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Royston, Riley Milhorn, James Cross, Haskell McCoy, Dr. Richard Bowie, Pat Christian and Don Dotson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Muddy Creek Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o G.C. Coffman, 1140 Fairview School Rd., Blountville, TN 37617. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 9, 2001

HILL, ERNEST D. Jr. Ernest D. Hill Jr., 69, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Bristol Nursing Home. He was born in Asheville, NC, a son of Opal Lytle Hill Jones of Asheville and the late Ernest D. Hill, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In addition to his mother, Mr. Hill is survived by two sisters, Wanda Redman of Asheville and Jean Hill of Connecticut; two brothers, James Henry Hill and Edward Hill, both of Asheville; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tenn. The family and friends will gather at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home between 12:30 and 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to visit and go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to oakley-cook\N fufuneral-plans.com. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 2001

HOBBS, MARGARET ANN Graveside services for Margaret Ann Hobbs will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Mausoleum with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons at Victory Baptist Church. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-0050. Miss Hobbs, 55, of Old Abingdon Highway, died on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 30, 2001

HOBBS, MARGARET ANN Margaret Ann Hobbs, 55, of Old Abingdon Highway, died on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. She was born on Feb. 16, 1946, the daughter of the late James and Ruby Hobbs. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church and employed by Electrolux. Survivors include a brother, Cecil Hobbs of Chantilly, Va.; and three nieces. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Mausoleum with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons at Victory Baptist Church. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Friends may visit the family at 279 Old Abingdon Highway between 6 and 8:30 on Monday evening. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-0050. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 29, 2001

HODGE, BOBBY LEWIS "BOB" LIMESTONE, Tenn. -- Funeral Mass for Mr. Bobby Lewis (Bob) Hodge will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Timothy E. Keeney officiating and Rev. Randy Hopson assisting. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, in St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Childress, Norman Bishop, Mark Hodge, Adam Hodge, John Queen, Billy F. Hodge and Jackie F. Hodge. Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip M. Seneker and John A. Seneker III. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne's Catholic Church, 350 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Hodge family at akardfh@ chartertn.net. Mr. Hodge departed this life on Sept. 29, 2001. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Hodge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 2001

HODGE, BOBBY LEWIS LIMESTONE, Tenn. -- Burial for Mr. Bobby Lewis (Bob) Hodge will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, in St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Childress, Norman Bishop, Mark Hodge, Adam Hodge, John Queen, Billy F. Hodge and Jackie F. Hodge. Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip M. Seneker and John A. Seneker III. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne's Catholic Church, 350 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Hodge family at akardfh@ chartertn.net. Mr. Hodge departed this life on Sept. 29, 2001. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Hodge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 3, 2001

HUMPHREY, RAYMOND KENNETH "LEROY" BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Raymond Kenneth "Leroy" Humphrey will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Shinault officiating. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. by Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge 444. The committal will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.W. Hilton, Jay Greear, Marvin Hyatt, Clarence Blackburn, Howard Oliver, Gordon Hughes, Jim Leonard and Ed Eades. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Taylor, Joy Vaughn, Kathy Ketron and the ladies of the Sullivan County Credit Union. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Humphrey, 53, of 441 Sells Road died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in Johnson City Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 21, 2001

HUMPHREY, RAYMOND KENNETH "LEROY" BLUFF CITY -- Raymond Kenneth "Leroy" Humphrey, 53, of 441 Sells Road died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bluff City, a member of Gateway Baptist Church and a member of Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge 444 of Bluff City with 21 years of service. He was a mechanic with the Sullivan County Department of Education with 17 years of service. Survivors include: wife, Sheila R. Humphrey; daughter, Kimberly R. Humphrey of Bristol, Tenn.; grandson, Zachary Tuggle of Bristol, Tenn.; granddaughter, Stormie Tuggle of Bristol, Tenn.; four brothers, James Olin Humphrey of Bristol, Tenn., Arthur Humphrey of Bristol, Tenn., John David Humphrey of Bristol, Tenn., and James Carr of Piney Flats; three sisters, Ruth Shepherd of Bristol, Va., Elizabeth Delaney of Bristol, Tenn., and Mae Street of Bakersville, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Shinault officiating. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. by Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge 444. The committal will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.W. Hilton, Jay Greear, Marvin Hyatt, Clarence Blackburn, Howard Oliver, Gordon Hughes, Jim Leonard and Ed Eades. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Taylor, Joy Vaughn, Kathy Ketron and the ladies of the Sullivan County Credit Union. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 2001

HUTCHINS, GARNET C. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Younce officiating. The committal will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mountain View Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. Mr. Hutchins, 75, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Bristol Nursing Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 21, 2001

HUTCHINS, GARNET C. Garnet C. Hutchins, 75, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Bristol Nursing Home. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Strong-Robinette Bag Co. and was preceded in death by his wife, Allie Hicks Hutchins. Survivors include: daughter, Donna Hutchins of Bristol, Tenn.; sister, Lettie Cunningham of Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Younce officiating. The committal will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mountain View Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 2001

JENKINS, JESTON PAULINE RUPARD Funeral services for Jeston Pauline Rupard Jenkins will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Bob Robinson, minister, and the Rev. W.C. Amos will officiate. Burial will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the grandsons and a great-grandson, Mark Parks, Kenneth Parks Jr., Jeff Malone, John Gregg, Phil Booher, Bobby Lee Jenkins, Larry Jenkins and Ben Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home and at other hours at the residence of a daughter, Juanita Booher, 239 1st Ave., Bristol, Tenn. The family suggests that those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Avoca Christian Church, 2417 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, Tenn. Mrs. Jenkins, 88, 111 Cedar Road, Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Cambridge House. Born on May 23, 1913, in Laurel Bloomery, Tenn., a daughter of the late Wiley and Amanda Carolyn Waters Rupard, she had resided in the Bristol area for the last 55 years. Mrs. Jenkins retired from the Sullivan County School System in 1962 following 25 years of service. She was a charter member of the Avoca Christian Church. Mrs. Jenkins will be remembered as a loving Christian mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to everyone. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Frank Edward Jenkins in 1978; a grandson, Jason Gregg; a son-in-law, W. P. Henderson; a special sister, Vada Rupard; and nine other brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sons, Wayne "Jerry" Jenkins and wife, June, of Bristol, Va., and Arigle Jenkins and wife, Debbie, of Bluff City; five daughters, Juanita Booher and husband, Charles, of Bristol, Tenn., Dimple Malone and husband, Con, of Bristol, Tenn., Janet Gregg and husband, Jerry, of Bluff City, Helen Henderson of Abingdon and June J. Parks of Abingdon; seven grandsons; two granddaughters Jennifer Jenkins and Kathy Booher Cothron; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 27, 2001

JENKINS, JESTON PAULINE RUPARD Burial will follow graveside services for Jeston Pauline Rupard Jenkins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the grandsons and a great-grandson, Mark Parks, Kenneth Parks Jr., Jeff Malone, John Gregg, Phil Booher, Bobby Lee Jenkins, Larry Jenkins and Ben Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family suggests that those wishing may make memorial contributions to Avoca Christian Church, 2417 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, Tenn. Mrs. Jenkins, 88, 111 Cedar Road, Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Cambridge House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 28, 2001

JOHNSON, KENNETH O. Committal service for Kenneth O. Johnson will be conducted by Dr. Andrew E. Spence in Rust Cemetery at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers will be nephews, Ronnie Johnson, Danny Johnson, Paul Johnson, Larry Rouse, Wayne Rouse, Rick Weaver, Kyle Weaver and Kenny Weaver. Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Collins, Eddie Woods and Tony Woods and brothers-in-law, Charles Boling, Roy Boling, James Boling, Bob Boling and John Boling. Mr. Johnson, 66, 325 South Rd., Friendship Community, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 31, 2001

JOHNSON, KENNETH O. Kenneth O. Johnson, 66, 325 South Rd., Friendship Community, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, he was born Sept. 8, 1935, the son of the late James W. and Minnie South Johnson, and was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Johnson, Ada Earls, Clara VanWinkle and Effie Weaver; and three brothers, Roba Johnson, J.C. Johnson and Bob Johnson. He was a self-employed farmer for many years and worked in maintenance at Meadow Brook Farms. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen (Cathryn) Boling Johnson; daughter, Karen Johnson, Bristol, Tenn.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Kay Johnson, Kevin and Shannon Johnson and Jason and Angela Johnson, all of Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Joshua and Chelsea Johnson; step-grandchildren, Jason Osborne and Tara Hudson; and three sisters, Cora Stewart, Abingdon and Burcha Clark and Dorothy Rouse, both of Bristol, Tenn. The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. Robert Blanton, Dr. Sue Prill and Wellmont Hospice House staff and nurses. Special thanks to Peggy and Eddie Woods and Betty Gross. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Committal service will be conducted by Dr. Andrew E. Spence in Rust Cemetery at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers will be nephews, Ronnie Johnson, Danny Johnson, Paul Johnson, Larry Rouse, Wayne Rouse, Rick Weaver, Kyle Weaver and Kenny Weaver. Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Collins, Eddie Woods and Tony Woods and brothers-in-law, Charles Boling, Roy Boling, James Boling, Bob Boling and John Boling. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 30, 2001

JONES, ROSEMARY J. Rosemary J. Jones, 76, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Jones was born on July 21, 1925, in Bristol, Tenn., the daughter of the late James M. and Iva Mauk Jones. She graduated from Tennessee High School and Sullins College, and completed her B. S. degree from Radford University. An accomplished pianist and organist, Mrs. Jones served as organist in many United Methodist churches, beginning as pianist at the age of 12 in her home church, Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church in Bristol, Tenn. She married her minister, Dr. Arthur H. Jones Jr., in 1945 and spent 40 years assisting him with his ministry throughout the Holston Conference and raising their three children. In addition to numerous church activities, Mrs. Jones was an active member of the American Guild of Organists and the Bluff City Music Club, holding numerous offices in both organizations. The widow of Dr. Arthur Jones, Mrs. Jones is survived by three children: a daughter, Heda J. Quillin and her husband Charles of Abingdon; two sons, A. Heath Jones and his wife Julie of Nashville and R. Martin Jones and his wife Karen of Isle of Palms, SC; six grandchildren, Bonnie Adamson, Christy Quillin, John Quillin, Julie Quillin, Emily Jones and Mark Jones; two great-grandchildren, Skye and Zoe Adamson; a sister-in-law, Ann Jones; and an aunt, Cleo Jones. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Following the interment, a memorial service will be conducted at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church with Rev. Laura R. Rasor officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 until 6 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church, 1127 Virginia Ave., Bristol, TN 37620, or to the Arthur H. and Rosemary J. Jones Scholarship, Emory & Henry College, Box 950, Emory, VA 24327. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

JONES, ROSEMARY J. The committal service and interment for Rosemary J. Jones will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Following the interment, a memorial service will be conducted at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church with Rev. Laura R. Rasor officiating. The American Guild of Organists will provide a musical tribute to Mrs. Jones from 2:30 until 3 p.m. prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 3 until 6 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church, 1127 Virginia Ave., Bristol, TN 37620, or to the Arthur H. and Rosemary J. Jones Scholarship, Emory & Henry College, Box 950, Emory, VA 24327. Mrs. Jones, 76, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 2001

KING, J. STANTON WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Dr. J. Stanton King, of 2370 Lyndhurst Ave., died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at home. He was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., to J. Stanton King Sr. and Annie Lowry King. Dr. King was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving during World War II. He attended Berea College and Rockerfeller University, graduating from the University of Chicago, and earned his Ph. D at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He was control chemist with S. E. Massengill Co. He was associated with Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and at his retirement was executive editor of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry Journal. He was a member of the National Academy of Science, Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors and Poets, and Council of Biology Editors. During his career, Dr. King contributed to more than 100 publications and received such honors as the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Award for outstanding contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Special Area, the Miriam Reiner Award, the Bernard Gerulat Award and the Career Development Award. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Betty Boyd King; a daughter, Melissa Stanton Gammon of Norfolk, Va.; and a son, Robert Stanton King of Austinville, Va. A private memorial service will be held. Burial will be later in Holston Valley, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dr. J. Stanton King Scholarship Fund, Berea College, Berea, KY 40404. Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Winston-Salem, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 23, 2001

LAW, LAURA LYN Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Lyn Law, 84, will be Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Street Baptist Church with the Dr. Willis A. Johnson, Rev. Wm. J. Reid, Rev. James McDaniel, Rev. Mrs. Jacqueline Oxendine. Internment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Wednesday morning Oct. 10, 2001 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 6:30 p.m. until the hour of the funeral. Mrs. Law passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2001 in Bristol Wellmont Regional Hospital. She was a member of Lee Street Baptist Church and was a very devoted and faithful member. She was also a member of the Ebony and Summit Clubs. The Deacons and Trustees Board of New Hope Baptist Church and Lee Street Baptist Church will serve as active pallbearers and Mr. Herbert C. Carter, the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. Mrs. Law was preceded in death by her husband of more than 55 years, John Harry Law Sr. Her survivors include one son, John Harry Law, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Beidleman of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Lillian (Kay Baby) Davis of Bristol, Va.; one brother, Mr. Thomas Eury of Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Bernice Cole of Pasadena, Calif.; a stepsister, Mrs. Dorothy H. Meade of Charlotte, NC; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lottie M. Gray of Bristol, Va.; a brother-in-law, Dr. Thomas K. Law of Lawrenceville, Va.; seven grandchildren, fourth great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Robinson Mortuary is serving the family of Mrs. Laura Lyn Law. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 7, 2001

LAW, LAURA LYN Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Lyn Law will be Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Street Baptist Church with Dr. Willis A. Johnson, Rev. Wm. J. Reid, Rev. James Mcdaniel, and Rev. Mrs. Jacqueline Oxendine. Internment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Wednesday morning Oct. 10, 2001 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 6:30 p.m. until the hour of the funeral. Mrs. Law, 84, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2001 in Bristol Wellmont Regional Hospital. Robinson Mortuary is serving the family of Mrs. Laura Lyn Law. BRISTOL HERLAD COURIER OCT. 8, 2001

LEDBETTER, GARY BENJAMIN MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Gary Benjamin Ledbetter, 57, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Before moving to Georgia, he was employed with Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company and was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church and a former president of the Optimist Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Harrison and Frances Dykes Ledbetter. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Dennis Foster, Bristol, Tenn.; son, Jason Ledbetter, Los Angeles, Calif.; and grandchildren, Bryson Foster and Victoria Foster. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeff Strong officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sullivan Baptist Church Building Fund, 4152 Maplewood St., Kingsport, TN 37660, or American Heart Association, P. O. Box 985, Kingsport, TN 37662. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 30, 2001

LEHTINEN, ELLEN Ellen Lehtinen, 81, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Salo, Mich., a daughter of the late Jafet Oikarinen and Marie Moilanen Oikarinen. She attended Cold Spring Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Sulo Ewalt Lehtinen; and one grandchld, Mark Edward Kuopus. She is survived by two daughters, Diana Grubbs of Bristol and Joyce Kuopus of Icard, NC; a brother, Bill Oikarinen of Hancock, Mich.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in Cold Spring Presbyterian Church with Dr. Errol G. Rohr officiating. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to oakley-cook@ funeral-plans.com. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Lehtinen have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 9, 2001

LIPPO, ROBERTA McKNIGHT OCALA, Fla. -- Funeral services for Roberta McKnight Lippo will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday in Shelby Hills Cemetery with Rev. Cass Farrior officiating. Mrs. Lippo, 67, of 6587 South West 60th Court, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, in Sylvia Hospice House in Ocala. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 3, 2001

LIPPO, ROBERTA McKNIGHT OCALA, Fla. -- Funeral services for Roberta McKnight Lippo will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday in Shelby Hills Cemetery with Rev. Cass Farrior officiating. Mrs. Lippo, 67, of 6587 South West 60th Court, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, in Sylvia Hospice House in Ocala. She was a native of Bristol, Tenn., and a former member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jack Lippo of Ocala; and adopted son,. Jeffrey Lipp of Florence, SC Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 2001

LOGAN, VIRGINIA L. The funeral service for Virginia L. Logan will be conducted at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, Oct. 10th, at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. David St.Clair officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Memorial Chairman, 435 Arlington Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends at 1801 Tremont Ave., Apt. A, after the service. Mrs. Logan, 88, of 1801 Tremont Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Logan have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to the family at blevins@funeral-plans.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10 2001

LOGAN, VIRGINIA L. Virginia L. Logan, 88, of 1801 Tremont Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at home. She was a native of Rural Retreat, Va., a daughter of the late Ella and Sabious Marcellis Leslie, and the widow of Charles A. Logan Sr. She was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church and a former member of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two sons, Charles A. Logan Jr. and his wife Beverly, and William B. Logan and his wife Brenda, all of Bristol, Tenn.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, Oct. 10th, at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. David St. Clair officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Memorial Chairman, 435 Arlington Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends at 1801 Tremont Ave., Apt. A, after the service. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Logan have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 9, 2001

LUCKENBACH, GLADYS N. BLUFF CITY -- Funeral Mass for Gladys N. Luckenbach will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Timothy Keeney officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the service at St. Anne's. The family requests that instead of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to St. Anne's Catholic Church, 350 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@chartertn.net. Mrs. Luckenbach, 86, passed away at home on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Luckenbach. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

LUCKENBACH, GLADYS N. BLUFF CITY -- Gladys N. Luckenbach, 86, passed away at home on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001. She was born April 27, 1915, in East Orange, NJ, as Gladys Naomi Krug, daughter of Theophilus and Louise Krug. She was the former wife of Bernard Cramer, who preceded her in death in 1979. She was a 1935 graduate of New Jersey State Normal School of Newark, NJ, and held a master's degree in education from Montclair College, Montclair, NJ She was a reading specialist in the New Jersey school system for nearly 40 years, having retired from her profession in Bloomfield, NJ, in 1981. She moved to the Bristol area in 1982 to be near her only son, Bill Cramer, who was a well-known radio personality in the Tri-Cities and who died in 1999. Mrs. Luckenbach married her current husband, Earl C. Luckenbach at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Bristol, Va., on April 9, 1994. She moved to Manchester, NH, with him at that time until he retired in December of 1996. They returned to her home in Bluff City in January 1997. Gladys was an avid bowler before she became disabled from a hip fracture. She maintained a love of crafts and had a special interest in stained glass, a subject that she taught to others here in Bristol. Her early joy in life was music and she played violin since her college days. She was a member of several orchestra and symphony concerts during her teaching years in New Jersey. She was a parishioner of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Bristol, Va. She is survived by her husband, Earl Luckenbach; her only grandson, Ben Cramer and his wife Jodie of Johnson City; and her cousin, Rev. Philip Krug of Montvale, NJ Funeral Mass will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Timothy Keeney officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the service at St. Anne's. The family requests that instead of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to St. Anne's Catholic Church, 350 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Luckenbach. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 2001

MANN, MATTIE SCOTT Mattie Scott Mann, 93, of 344 Elmo St., Bristol, Va., died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Va., and the daughter of the late James Edward and Rosa Ella Flinchum Townsend. She was the widow of Willis Mann and was also preceded in death by a son, Donald W. Mann (sergeant, U.S. Army) who was killed in action in Korea, Aug. 25, 1950. Mrs. Mann retired after over 20 years of service as a switchboard operator for Sullins College. She was a member of Patton-Crosswhite V. F. W. Post 6975 Auxiliary and a Gold Star Mother. She was also a member of Eastern Star. She attended First Christian Church. Survivors include four sons, Harry M. Mann and Landon W. Mann, both of Bristol, Va., Thomas H. Mann Sr., of Killeen, Texas, and Eddie E. Mann of Bristol, Tenn.; one brother, James H. Townsend Sr., of Bristol, Va.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter L. Statzer officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen C. Townsend, Stanley Mann, John Mann Jr., Marvin G. Townsend, James D. Leonard, Jack R. Trent and Frank L. Mann. Honorary pallbearers will be James H. Townsend Jr., Charles J. Leonard and George A. Mann. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Akard Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@chartertn.net. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Mann. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 30, 2001

MAYS, LOUELLA FLEENOR Louella Fleenor Mays of Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Mays was the daughter of the late Martin and Amanda Fleenor and was a retired employee of Raytheon. Mrs. Mays was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie B. Mays; one daughter, Marilyn Jean Mays Terry, Aug. 2, 2001; one brother, Ralph Fleenor; and one sister, Mamie Sue Griffin. Survivors include one son, Philip D. Mays of Bristol, Va.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Fleenor of Bristol, Va.; one brother-in-law, Charles Griffin Sr. of Jonesborough, Tenn.; two nieces, Sue G. Christian and Myra Foreman; and three nephews, Charles "Bill" Griffin Jr., Hugh Griffin and Dr. Mike Fleenor. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Burnette and Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Mountain View Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Mays family at akardfh@chartertn.net. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Mays. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 31, 2001

McCLAIN, JOYCE ELEANOR MEREDITH BLOUNTVILLE -- Joyce Eleanor McClain, 60, died on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Cambridge House. She was born July 5, 1941, the daughter of the late William and Maggie Meredith, and had lived in Bristol most of her life. She was a former nurse at Bristol Memorial Hospital and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Paul McClain; daughter, Mrs. Ricky (Penny) Wyatt of Blountville; son, John McClain of Johnson City; sisters, Frances Goodwin of Bristol, Tenn., and Lillian Dillard of Bristol, Va.; grandson, Joshua Wyatt of Blountville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Price and Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Interment will follow at Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Joyce McClain Fund, c/o Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 2001

McCLAIN, JOYCE ELEANOR MEREDITH BLOUNTVILLE -- Joyce Eleanor McClain, 60, died on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Cambridge House. She was born July 5, 1941, the daughter of the late William and Maggie Meredith, and had lived in Bristol most of her life. She was a former nurse at Bristol Memorial Hospital and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Paul McClain; daughter, Mrs. Ricky (Penny) Wyatt of Blountville; son, John McClain of Johnson City; sisters, Frances Goodwin of Bristol, Tenn., and Lillian Dillard of Bristol, Va.; grandson, Joshua Wyatt of Blountville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Price and Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Interment will follow at Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 2001

McCLANAHAN, ELSTER MONROE Elster Monroe McClanahan, 69, 28 Georgia St., Bristol, Va., and formerly of Indianapolis, Ind., died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn. He was born in Grundy and was the son of the late Dorsey William and Carrie Belcher McClanahan. Mr. McClanahan was a 1951 graduate of Grundy High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from the Fleet Service of American Airlines in Indianapolis after 39 years of service. He attended the Kingsway Baptist Church in Bristol, Va. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Oneda M. McClanahan; one daughter, Kimberly A. Herrick and husband Chris of Carmel, Ind.; two sons, Jeffrey L. McClanahan and wife Betty of Indianapolis, and Gary A. McClanahan and wife Anne of Costa Mesa, Calif.; three brothers, Edison McClanahan of Wyandotte, Mich., Roger McClanahan of Cedar Bluff and Rudolph McClanahan of The Plains, Va.; four sisters, Verolie Compton, Ocala, Fla., Lois McClanahan and Faye Horne, both of Grundy, and Cleo McClanahan, Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren, Cortney, Dennis and Dana McClanahan and Taylor and Troy McClanahan; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donald Page officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. E-mail condolences for the family may be sent to akardfh@ chartertn.net. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. McClanahan. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 24, 2001

McCLANAHAN, ELSTER MONROE Funeral services for Elster Monroe McClanahan will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donald Page officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. E-mail condolences for the family may be sent to akardfh@chartertn.net. Mr. McClanahan, 69, 28 Georgia St., Bristol, Va., and formerly of Indianapolis, Ind., died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. McClanahan. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 25, 2001

McCONNELL, LELAND MONROE Funeral services for Leland Monroe McConnell will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. Pallbearers will be Terry Rust, Tom Jarrell, Randy Rust, Dave McConnell, Steven Skaggs and Erik Skaggs. Honorary pallbearers will be men of the Woodmen of the World Camp 269, Bristol, Va. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Mr. McConnell, 88, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 2001

McCONNELL, LELAND MONROE Leland Monroe McConnell, 88, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A native of Scott County, Va., he was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a retired employee with the Tennessee Eastman Corporation with 36 years of service, a member of the Woodmen of the World Camp 269, Bristol, Va., and a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delma Carroll McConnell. Survivors include: two daughters, Carolyn Skaggs Jarrell, Bluff City and Marilyn Rust, Greenwood, SC: two sons, Leland D. "Doug" McConnell, Bristol, Va., and David William McConnell, Bristol, Va.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. Pallbearers will be Terry Rust, Tom Jarrell, Randy Rust, Dave McConnell, Steven Skaggs and Erik Skaggs. Honorary pallbearers will be men of the Woodmen of the World Camp 269, Bristol, Va. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center for their care and concern. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

McPEAK, JOHN DAVID Sr. Funeral services for Mr. John David McPeak Sr. will be conducted 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Rev. Eugene Deaton will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Rd., Bristol, TN 37620. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh\Nchartertn.net. Mr. McPeak, 326 Locust Hill Lane, Bristol, Tenn., died Oct. 13, 2001, in Bristol Wellmont Hospice House. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. McPeak. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 2001

McPEAK, JOHN DAVID Sr. Mr. John David McPeak Sr., 326 Locust Hill Lane, Bristol, Tenn., died Oct. 13, 2001, in Bristol Wellmont Hospice House. He was a native of and lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities area and a retired employee of the Bristol Virginia Utilities Board. One of his most beloved activities was being outdoors and next to his Creator. He was also an avid hiker and naturalist. He was an Eagle Scout and a former troop leader of Troop 109 of Bristol, Tenn. He traveled extensively to many countries and to most of the 50 states. He had a love for trains, bluegrass music and UT football. Mr. McPeak attended Rockhold United Methodist Church, where he had been a Sunday School teacher. He was formerly a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church and Fellowship Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Humphreys McPeak; two daughters, Joy L. Garland, Johnson City, Tenn., Joanna M. McPeak, Dallas, Texas; two sons, Lt. Col. John David McPeak Jr., St. Louis, Mo., and Greg S. McPeak, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; two brothers, Michael McPeak and Phillip McPeak, both of Johnson City and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Bobbie Crowe; and one brother, Samuel McPeak. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Rev. Eugene Deaton will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Rd., Bristol, TN 37620. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. McPeak. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 2001

MILLER, KENNETH LEE Sr. Committal services for Kenneth Lee Miller Sr. will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum. Those desiring may follow in a procession leaving from the funeral home at 10:40 a.m. Pallbearers will be the following nephews: Ronnie Moore, Robert Culbertson, David Miller, Tracy Pearcy, Eddie Miller and Jimmy Miller. Honorary pallbearers include Herbert Lyttle and the Adult Sunday School Class of Fellowship Chapel, Dr. David Thompson and staff, Dr. Cecil Collins and staff, Dr. Bennett Cowan and staff, and nurses and staff on the third floor at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Miller, 73, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 17, 2001

MILLER, KENNETH LEE Sr. Kenneth Lee Miller Sr., 73, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a retired machinist with Raytheon and Sperry and attended Fellowship Chapel. Survivors include wife of 51 years, Maudie Miller; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Lee Jr. and Kim Miller of Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Terry Lee and Bob Snyder of Lakeland, Fla., and Nancy Reynolds of Bristol, Tenn.; brothers, A.R. Gus Miller of Kingsport and Roy A. Miller of Abingdon; grandchildren, Laura Beth Chaney, Brandon Scott Miller, Kimberly Ann Widner and Cody Lee Jones; step-grandchildren, Abbey Jones and Katie Jones; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Price and Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Committal services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum. Those desiring may follow in a procession leaving from the funeral home at 10:40 a.m. Honorary pallbearers include Herbert Lyttle and the Adult Sunday School Class of Fellowship Chapel, Dr. David Thompson and staff, Dr. Cecil Collins and staff, Dr. Bennett Cowan and staff, and nurses and staff on the third floor at Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 2001

MINOR, JOYCE B. BLOUNTVILLE -- Joyce B. Minor, 84, of 108 Hawley Road, Blountville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001. Mrs. Minor was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Castlewood, a daughter of the late Oscar and Lizzie Couch Bickley and the widow of App Minor. Joyce was a member of Blountville Presbyterian Church. In addition to her husband and parents, her brothers Joe, Guy, Pude and Jack Bickley preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, Daniel Bickley Minor of Blountville; her grandchildren, Daniel Bickley Minor Jr. of Teluride, Colo., David Tyler Minor of San Diego and Dustin Fredrick Minor of Duluth, Ga.; a great grandson, Zachary Minor of Duluth; two sisters, Carolyn Farrier of New Port, Va., and Nell Lonon of St. Paul, Va.; and a niece, Mary Clark of Bristol, Tenn. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Blountville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Everett officiating. Interment will follow in Tri Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Blountville Presbyterian Church. Joyce will be taken to the church one hour before services. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the minor family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 28, 2001

MINOR, TROY H. Funeral services for Troy H. Minor will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Bill Stitt officiating. Military honors will be presented by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Bristol Life Saving Crew. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Cambridge House and their employees and staff, and Ralph Horne and Rev. Bill and Charlotte Stitt. Mr. Minor, 76, of Cambridge House, died on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 24, 2001

MINOR, TROY H. Troy H. Minor, 76, of Cambridge House, died on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001. He was born Aug. 31, 1925, the son of the late Mack and Myrtle Robinette Minor. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and retired from Parks Belk. He was a member of Lime Hill Baptist Church and had been scout master for Troop 318 of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Nita and Ron McCready of Bristol, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Troy W. and Judy Minor of Bristol, Va.; brothers, Donald Minor of Kentucky, and Joe Minor of Bristol, Va.; sisters, Joyce Boggs of Bristol, Va., and Bernice Dunkin of Bristol, Va.; two grandsons, Kevin and David Minor; and wife of 34 years, Mabel D. Ward Minor. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hershel Minor and Arthur Minor; and a grandson, Michael W. Minor. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Bill Still officiating. Military honors will be presented by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Bristol Life Saving Crew. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Cambridge House and their employees and staff, Ralph Horne and Bill and Charlotte Stint. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 23, 2001

MITCHELL, TRUBIE WAIN James Trubie Wain Mitchell died early Sunday morning, Oct. 14, 2001, at NHC Healthcare, Bristol, Va. He had resided at 323 Brookwood Dr., Bristol, Tenn., since 1979, when he and his wife moved from the Spring Garden community near Chatham in Pittsylvania County, Va., after retirement. He was born Jan. 14, 1904, on the Henry Franklin Helvey farm in Bland County, Va., the son of Esca Mitchell and wife, Minnie Flora Belle Miller Mitchell, who later owned a farm just east of the Hollybrook community in Bland County. Trubie graduated from Emory & Henry College in 1934 with a BA in psychology and education. There, he met and later married his wife, Mary Elizabeth Helvey, daughter of Rev. John Watson Helvey and wife Ella Maude Thomas Helvey, on May 2, 1936. The couple initially set up housekeeping on the second floor at Findlay Hall at Emory & Henry College, moved to Bethel, Va. later in 1936, and then to the Ceres Community in Bland County in 1938, during which time Trubie taught school in both communities. In 1941, Trubie became the vocational agriculture teacher at Spring Garden High School located near Chatham, where he resided and worked until retirement. He taught vocational agriculture to 8th through 12th grade students and was adviser to the Spring Garden Chapter of the future Farmers of America FFA). He taught young farmers instructional classes in the evenings and also taught farm mechanics classes in conjunction with the farm shop at the school for farmers in the community. He was responsible for building a community cannery in the basement of the school building that opened Sept. 3, 1943. Later, he was responsible for building an upgraded cannery in a separate building. He supervised the canneries during the summer and fall for the years he taught at Spring Garden. After that school closed in the spring of 1954, Trubie was head of a three-teacher department in the new Chatham High School building in Chatham, from which he retired in 1971. Trubie was the president of the Virginia Vocational Agriculture Teachers' Association for one year and a member of the county, state and national teachers' associations, as well as the county, state and national vocational agriculture teachers' associations. He was a member of Carter Masonic Lodge in the Chestnut Level Community and advanced to the Master Mason degree. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, Blairs, Va., and later, Central Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Va. He raised his family in the Spring Garden community and was a much-loved and respected member of that community, as well as by the people of Bland County, Va., with whom he kept in regular contact throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Flossie Elizabeth Mitchell Carr Hart of Radford, Va., and Lula Kate Mitchell Blankenship, who lived on the family farm in Bland County, Va. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Helvey Mitchell; a daughter, Joan Elizabeth Mitchell Keith of Bristol, Tenn.; two sons, John Esca Mitchell of Littleton, Colo., and Henry Helvey Mitchell of Chatham; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust St., Bristol, Tenn., Thursday evening Oct. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral service Friday, Oct. 19, at Central Presbyterian Church, 301 Euclid Ave., Bristol, Va., at 3 p.m. Burial will take place immediately following at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Route 75, Blountville, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Scholarship Fund, Emory & Henry College, P. O. Box 950, Emory, VA 24327. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 2001

MOORE, JACK GLYNN SEVERN, Md. -- Funeral services for Jack Glynn Moore will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harry Fleenor officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Douglas Cross, Mitchell Moore, Albert Moore, Jonathan Morrell, Bryan Crane, Butch Rhymer, Harry Elsea, Edward Minnick and Tyler Cross. 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\Nchartertn.net. Mr. Moore, 67, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in the Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Moore. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 23, 2001

MOORE, JACK GLYNN SEVERN, Md. -- Jack Glynn Moore, 67, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in the Sinaj Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Mr. Moore was a native of Sullivan County but had lived away from the area for many years. He was the son of the late John William and Ida Harr Moore. He worked for over 30 years for Ford Aerospace, which became Loral Aerospace and is now Lockheed Martin, as an aerospace engineer. After retirement, he worked for Baltimore-Washington Auto Exchange in Jessup, Md. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth W. Moore; two daughters, Michelle Phillips of Bellevue, Neb., and Kathryn Moore Wojciechowski of Eldersburg, Md.; two sisters, Dorothy Moore Cross and Joyce Moore Wiles, both of Blountville; two brothers, Corbett Moore of Bristol, Tenn., and Ralph Moore of Kingsport; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harry Fleenor officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Douglas Cross, Mitchell Moore, Albert Moore, Jonathan Morrell, Bryan Crane, Butch Rhymer, Harry Elsea, Edward Minnick and Tyler Cross. 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@chartertn.net. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Moore. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 22, 2001

MORELOCK, LARRY EDWARD BLOUNTVILLE -- Larry Edward Morelock, 50, died Oct. 9, 2001, in Kingsport. Born in Bristol, Va., he had lived in Blountville all his life. He was a patrolman for Eastman having been employed there for 25 years. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Thomas Morelock Sr., and son, Larry Edward Morelock II. Surviving are his mother, Janie Ethel Morelock; wife, Donna L. Morelock of the home; son, Jamie Edward Morelock, Blountville and his fiancee, Allison R. Moody, Blountville; daughter, Carla Renae Crain, Bristol, Tenn.; son-in-law, William Crain Jr.; grandchildren, Forrest William Crain, Hunter Austin Crain and Cheyenne Payton Crain; sister, Linda Morton, Blountville; brothers, Clyde Thomas Morelock, Blountville and Tim Morelock, Clearwater, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call any time at the home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 11, 2001

MORELOCK, LARRY EDWARD BLOUNTVILLE -- Larry Edward Morelock, 50, went to be with the Lord Oct. 9, 2001, in Kingsport. Born in Bristol, Va., he had lived in Blountville all his life. He was a patrolman for Eastman having been employed there for 25 years. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Thomas Morelock Sr., and son, Larry Edward Morelock II. Surviving are his mother, Janie Ethel Morelock; wife, Donna L. Morelock of the home; son, Jamie Edward Morelock, Blountville and his fiancee, Allison R. Moody, Blountville; daughter, Carla Renae Crain, Bristol, Tenn.; son-in-law, William Crain Jr.; grandchildren, Forrest William Crain, Hunter Austin Crain and Cheyenne Payton Crain; sister, Linda Morton, Blountville; brothers, Clyde Thomas Morelock, Blountville and Tim Morelock, Clearwater, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call any time at the home. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday in Carter-Trent Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with Rev. Paul Moody officiating. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Carter-Trent Funeral Home of downtown Kingsport/Church Hill is serving the Larry Morelock family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 12, 2001

MORLEY, LILLIAN A. SHADY VALLEY, Tenn. - Mrs. Lillian A. Morley, 59, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at her residence. She was a Johnson County native, a daughter of the late Clarence and Gladys Bentley Gentry. Mrs. Morley was a homemaker and a member of Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tenn. Survivors are her husband, Lester Morley of Shady Valley; two daughters, Teresa and husband, Tom Tester, of Mountain City and Bridgett and husband, Ray Dunn, of Mountain City; one son, Gary Gentry and special friend, Donna Mash, of Laurel Bloomery, Tenn.; four sisters, Louise and husband, Norman Miller, of Flint, Mich., Eleanor and husband, Jerry Wagner, of Swartz Creek, Mich., Helen and husband, Charles McAuden, of Shady Valley and Frances and husband, Wayne Duncan, of Shady Valley; three brothers, Junior and wife, Elsie Gentry, of Shady Valley, James and wife, Ida Gentry, of Mountain City and Conley and wife, Sue Gentry, of Shady Valley; two stepsons, James Morley of Virginia and Tim Morley of Damascus; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, from Shady Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. Rick Light and Rev. James Gentry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shady Valley Fire Department, American Cancer Society Hospice or Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church Building Fund. Friends may call at the family residence, 9512 Highway 421 N, Shady Valley, TN at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family at hensonfh@funeral-plans.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Sept 23, 2001

MORTON, EMILY BROWN Emily Brown Morton, 95, of 2123 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Morton was a native of Silva, NC, and had lived in Bristol since 1943. She was a retired LPN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace G. Morton Sr.; and one son. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Pauline Whitton, St. Petersburg, Fla., Phyliss Fredrich, Spring Hill, Fla., and Ann K. Morton, Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Wallace G. Morton Jr., Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Betty Willis, Spruce Pine, NC; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in the Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Pastor Tony Trunnell will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at Akard Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@chartertn.net. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Morton. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 2001

MORTON, EMILY BROWN Graveside services for Mrs. Emily Brown Morton will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in the Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Pastor Tony Trunnell will officiate. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh\Nchartertn.net. Mrs. Morton, 95, of 2123 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Morton. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 2001

MUMPOWER, FRED M. KINGSPORT -- Fred M. Mumpower, 69, of 901 Glade Mill Drive went to be with his Lord Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health. Fred was born Feb. 20, 1932, in Inman, Va., a son of the late Jackson Summers and Trula Faulkner Mumpower. He retired as general foreman with Norfolk Southern Railways. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Bulls Gap for over 30 years. Fred was a very wonderful man, a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather. In addition to is parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Fred is survived by his wife of 50 years, Alma N. Mumpower of the home; two daughters and son-in-law, Glenda Collins and her husband, Wayne, of Mt. Carmel and Kim Mumpower of Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Sonny Mumpower and wife, Cookie, of Bulls Gap; his loving grandchildren, LaTonia Davison and her husband, Jim, of Church Hill, Tenn., Dusty Mumpower of Fort Knox, Ky., Brandy Mumpower of Bulls Gap, Kevin Collins of Mt. Carmel and Travis Mumpower of Bulls Gap; five sisters; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Masonic and funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ronald A. Grimes and Masonic Lodge of Bulls Gap. Entombment will be 1 p.m. Monday in East Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Wayne Collins, Kevin Collins, Jimmy Davidson, Mikey Kirby, Kenneth Haley and Eric Morris. Friends may e-mail condolences to eastlawn@kingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Mumpower family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 2001

MUMPOWER, FRED M. KINGSPORT -- Entombment for Fred M. Mumpower will be 1 p.m. Monday in East Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Wayne Collins, Kevin Collins, Jimmy Davidson, Mikey Kirby, Kenneth Haley and Eric Morris. Friends may e-mail condolences to eastlawn\Nkingsport.com. Mr. Mumpower, 69, of 901 Glade Mill Drive went to be with his Lord Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Mumpower family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 2001

PERRY, ELIZABETH SHIPLEY PERRY BLUFF CITY -- Mrs. Elizabeth Shipley Perry, 85, 5088 Bluff City Highway, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in the Life Care Center, Elizabethton. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late David H. and Maggie Nave Davis. She had lived a number of years in Sullivan County. Mrs. Perry was formerly employed at Johnson City Memorial Hospital and Colonial Hills Nursing Home. She was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Shipley Collins, July 19, 2000, and by a brother, Jim Davis. Survivors include her husband, Arco Perry; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Shipley, Bluff City; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Velmer Rock, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Parker and Dean Davis, Elizabethton and Billy and Doris Davis, Hampton; and one granddaughter, Michelle Pearson, Bluff City. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Bunker Hill Christian Church with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The church trio will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be elders and deacons of the church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Bunker Hill Christian Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 12, 2001

POTTS, BILLY E. BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Billy E. Potts will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday in Hickory Tree Union Church with Rev. Danny Salyer officiating, assisted by Rev. Gary Rowlette and Larry Mottern. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers: Larry Mottern, Garland Pierce, Willy Pierce, Brian Rowlette, Johnny Webb, Steve Taylor, Tim Potts and Wayne Smithson. Honorary pallbearers: A.W. Cawood, Paul Nelson, Jack Lockner, Wayne Lockner, Haskell Hinkle, Woodrow Morrell, Ernest Lockner, Terry Snapp, Eddie Dillon, Paul Walsh, Clyde Hinkle, Bill Hinkle, Roger Smithson and Ernest Morrell. A Masonic memorial will be conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel and the family will receive friends following the Masonic Service. Mr. Potts, 69, of 520 Potts Hollow Road, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Fred and Carmon McGary Potts. He was a retired employee of Sullivan County Highway Department, a member and trustee of Hickory Tree Union Church, a member of Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge 444 and a Scottish Rite Mason. Survivors include his wife, Aline Hinkle Potts; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Jean and Richard Pierce and Linda Mottern Rowlette and Roy Rowlette; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Helen Potts; brothers, Arthur Potts and Joe Potts; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Edgar Potts and Robert Potts. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 2001

POTTS, BILLY E. BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Billy E. Potts will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hickory Tree Union Church with Rev. Danny Salyer officiating, assisted by Rev. Gary Rowlette and Larry Mottern. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers: Larry Mottern, Garland Pierce, Willy Pierce, Brian Rowlette, Johnny Webb, Steve Taylor, Tim Potts and Wayne Smithson. Honorary pallbearers: A.W. Cawood, Paul Nelson, Jack Lockner, Wayne Lockner, Haskell Hinkle, Woodrow Morrell, Ernest Lockner, Terry Snapp, Eddie Dillon, Paul Walsh, Clyde Hinkle, Bill Hinkle, Roger Smithson and Ernest Morrell. Mr. Potts, 69, of 520 Potts Hollow Road, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Fred and Carmon McGary Potts. He was a retired employee of Sullivan County Highway Department, a member and trustee of Hickory Tree Union Church, a member of Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge 444 and a Scottish Rite Mason. Survivors include his wife, Aline Hinkle Potts; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Jean and Richard Pierce and Linda Mottern Rowlette and Roy Rowlette; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Helen Potts; sister, Peggy Taylor; brothers, Arthur Potts and Joe Potts; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Edgar Potts and Robert Potts. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 21, 2001

PRICE, JOHN W. Funeral services for John W. Price will be conducted on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Pickle officiating. Committal services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Knollkreg Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Mr. Price, 84, of Bristol, Tenn., took his journey Oct. 15, 2001, to meet his Lord. He was born in Russell County, Va., but lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He worked for Kruger-McGrew Construction Company for 35 years and returned to Bristol after his retirement in 1989. He was a veteran of World War II receiving the Purple Heart Award and was a member of the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. He was the son of the late James Alfred and Helen Caudill Price. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Preston Price, Sgt. Kemp G. Price, Jerry Price and Dan Price; and three sisters, Mary Kate Price Margie Price and Pearl Campbell. Survivors include daughter Peggy Smith of Victoriaville, Calif.; sons, Danny Price of Reno, Nev., and Rev. Jerry Wayne Price of Fontana, Calif.; sisters, Bonnie Turner of Bristol, Tenn., and Bertie Sauls and Bessie Javis, both of San Bernardino, Calif.; grandchildren, Jennifer Brazaitis of Corna, Calif., Melinda Jackson of Atlanta, Ga., John Taylor of Victoriaville, Paul Price and Summer Price of Indiana. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 2001

PRICE, JOHN W. Funeral services for John W. Price will be conducted on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Pickle officiating. Committal services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Knollkreg Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Mr. Price, 84, of Bristol, Tenn., took his journey Oct. 15, 2001, to meet his Lord. He was born in Russell County, Va., but lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He worked for Kruger-McGrew Construction Company for 35 years and returned to Bristol after his retirement in 1989. He was a veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Heart Award, and was a member of the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. He was the son of the late James Alfred and Helen Caudill Price. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Preston Price, Sgt. Kemp G. Price, Jerry Price and Dan Price; and three sisters, Mary Kate Price, Margie Price and Pearl Campbell. Survivors include daughter Peggy Smith of Victoriaville, Calif.; sons, Danny Price of Reno, Nev., and Jerry Wayne Price of Fontana, Calif.; sisters, Bonnie Turner of Bristol, Tenn., and Bertie Sauls and Bessie Javis, both of San Bernardino, Calif.; grandchildren, Jennifer Brazaitis of Corna, Calif., Melinda Jackson of Atlanta, Ga., John Taylor of Victoriaville, Paul Price and Summer Price of Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

RAMEY, LARRY O. BLOUNTVILLE -- Larry O. Ramey Sr., 54, of 735 Big Hollow Road died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at home. A native of Haysi, Va., he was the son of the late Oscar O. Ramey and Stella E. Woods Ramey. He was president and co-owner of Ramey Aluminum and Vinyl Inc. and attended Liberty Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War and was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Ramey; and a sister, Betty Smith. Survivors include: wife, Caroline M. Cox Ramey; children and spouses, Lisa and Jimmie Dunn of Piney Flats and Cpl. Monica and Cpl. Eddie Jones of Camp Pendleton, Calif., and PO-2 Larry O. Ramey Jr. od Naval Air Facility, Washington, DC; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Lee Deel, Vansant, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cliff and Greta Ramey and Frank and Judy Ramey, all of Blountville; several nieces; nephew; and special friend, Martindale.Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lynn Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Tony France, Abel Lewis, Dwayne Lewis, Cliff Ramey, J.W. Cox, Bobby Galliher, Brian Cordel and William Nelson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 21, 2001

RAMEY, LARRY O. Larry O. Ramey Sr., 54, of 735 Big Hollow Road, Bristol, Va., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at home. A native of Haysi, Va., he was the son of the late Oscar O. Ramey and Stella E. Woods Ramey. He was president and co-owner of Ramey Aluminum and Vinyl Inc. and attended Liberty Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War and was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Ramey; and a sister, Betty Smith. Survivors include: wife, Caroline M. Cox; children and spouses, Lisa and Jimmie Dunn of Piney Flats and Cpl. Monical and Cpl. Eddie Jones of Camp Pendleton, Calif., and PO-2 Larry O. Ramey Jr. od Naval Air Facility, Washington, DC; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Lee Deel, Vansant, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cliff and Greta Ramey and Frank and Judy Ramey, all of Blountville; several nieces; nephew; and special friend, Martindale. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lynn Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Tony France, Abel Lewis, Dwayne Lewis, Cliff Ramey, J.W. Cox, Bobby Galliher, Brian Cordel and William Nelson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 2001

RHEA, K. DWIGHT BLUFF CITY -- K. Dwight Rhea, 56, of 4271 Rockhold Road, Bluff City, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was a son of Mrs. Willene Rhea-Diegel and the late Kenneth D. Rhea Sr. of Bluff City. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a baby sister, Nina Margaret Rhea. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bluff City and retired from Raytheon Corp., Bristol, Tenn. Mr. Rhea was a U.S. Air Force veteran stationed at the 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Bien Hoa Air Base, Republic of Vietnam. Staff Sgt. Rhea distinguished himself by receiving the Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious services in Vietnam in 1967, and also received a Certification of Achievement as crew chief on F-100 Aircraft. Survivors, in addition to his mother, are his wife of 33 years, Shirley A. Rhea of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, David T. and Dyan Rhea of Richland, Wash.; three uncles, Gordon Earl Rhea Sr., J. Forrest Thomas and Robert M. Thomas, all of Bluff City; one aunt, Ms. Daphne Rhea of Kerhonkson, NY; several cousins, and a special friend, R.C. Sykes of Kingsport. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn. Those who wish to attend the graveside are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to travel in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Danne Tester, Charles Thomas, Gordon E. Rhea Jr., Danny Martin, Howard Cross, and Al Hall. Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. Sue Prill and staff, Dr. Alan Carnell and the physicians and staff of Bristol Anesthesia Services, P.C. The family will receive friends at the residence, 4271 Rockhold Road, or the residence of his mother, 4313 Rockhold Road, Bluff City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bluff City, P. O. Box 130, Bluff City, Tenn. 37618, or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences to the family may be sent to Bluffcity@funeral-plans.com Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 2001

RHYMER, ETHEL LOUISE BENTLEY MEADOWVIEW -- Ethel Louise Bentley Rhymer, 62, of 27205 Camp Comfort Heights, died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Pauline Bentley. She was a former resident of Bristol and had been living in the Meadowview area for several years. She was a former employee of Holiday Inn Express of Abingdon, was a homemaker and attended Barnes Chapel Church. Survivors: husband, Sammy Wayne Rhymer; daughter, Sherry Lynn Rhymer Miller, Bristol, Va.; son, Steve Wayne Rhymer, Meadowview; two grandsons, Dustin Rhymer and Jason Rhymer; two brothers, Calvin Bentley, Bristol, Tenn., and Chester Bentley, Elizabethton, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Plummer, Bluff City and Linda Bridges, Bristol, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Nancy Kestner, Abingdon. Funeral services will be conducted at the graveside on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va., with the Rev. Jimmy Epperson and the Rev. Roger Herald officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Rhymer, Jason Rhymer, Matthew Jessee and Randy Plummer. The family will receive friends at Weaver Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 9, 2001

RHYMER, ETHEL LOUISE BENTLEY MEADOWVIEW -- Funeral services for Ethel Louise Bentley Rhymer will be conducted at the graveside on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va., with the Rev. Jimmy Epperson and the Rev. Roger Herald officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Rhymer, Jason Rhymer, Matthew Jessee and Randy Plummer. Mrs. Rhymer, 62, of 27205 Camp Comfort Heights, died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at her residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10 2001

RINER, STEPHEN DWIGHT "STEVE" KINGSPORT -- Stephen (Steve) Dwight Riner, 45, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, as a result of a car accident while he was en route to an emergency call as patrolman of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department. He was a devoted, loving brother and loyal friend to so many. He had been with the Sheriff's Office for almost 11 years, after having served two years as a reserve deputy for Sullivan County and one year for the Church Hill Police Department. Prior to this he was employed for 15 years at J P. Stevens Company in Kingsport, but he had always had a desire to be in law enforcement and he had the highest regard for Sheriff Wayne Anderson. He was a loyal, dedicated officer who greatly respected all of his fellow law enforcement agents and superiors. Steve was also a talented singer, musician and songwriter whose music blessed numerous people for many years. At the request of his administration, he had the honor of singing at his own graduation at Walters State College Police Academy in 1998. He was a member of Riner's Tabernacle Baptist Church in Kingsport, which was established in 1964 by his father, Rev. Paul W. Riner, who pastured the church until his death in 1968. Also preceding Steve in death was his mother, Virginia Sparks Riner; and two brothers, William J. Riner and Kenny W. Riner. Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Amanda Riner of Kingsport; two sons, Stephen Dwight Jr. of Kingsport and Matthew Gillenwater of Weber City, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Pauline) Crowley, Mrs. Jerry (Clara) McFarland and Mrs. Kenneth (Glenna) Allen, all of Gray, Tenn.; three brothers, John H. Riner and wife Shirley and Daniel Paul Riner of Kingsport and Joseph Lynn Riner of Moline, Ill. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Riner's Tabernacle Baptist Church in Kingsport with his nephew, Rev. Ray Allen, and Pastor Wayne Gilliam officiating. Sheriff Wayne Anderson and the Police Honor Guard will take part in the service. Pallbearers will be Sullivan County Officers. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Following the memorial, graveside services and entombment will be at East Lawn Mausoleum. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 3, 2001

RINER, STEPHEN DWIGHT "STEVE" KINGSPORT -- Visiting hours for Stephen Dwight (Steve) Riner will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Riner's Tabernacle Baptist Church in Kingsport with his nephew, Rev. Ray Allen, and Pastor Wayne Gilliam officiating. Sheriff Wayne Anderson and the Police Honor Guard will take part in the service. Pallbearers will be Sullivan County Officers. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Following the memorial, graveside services and entombment will be at East Lawn Mausoleum. Mr. Riner, 45, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, as a result of a car accident while he was en route to an emergency call as patrolman of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 4, 2001

ROBERTS, DONALD WAYNE BLUFF CITY -- Donald Wayne Roberts, 62, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Select Specialty Hospital-Tri-Cities. He was a lifelong resident of Tennessee and a son of the late Rev. Arthur and Ruth Graybeal Roberts. He was employed by Lady and Son Equipment Company and was formerly employed by Lady and King. He was a member of Gateway Baptist Church and attended Piney Flats Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Lady Roberts; a brother-in-law, Nicholas Grasso of Summit, NJ; two nieces, Carole Ann Grasso and Cathy Ostenfeld, both of Summit; two grand-nephews; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Eugenia Grasso. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Saturday evening in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. William E. Saylor and Dr. Allen Davis officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family and friends will gather at Shelby Hills Cemetery for the committal service and burial at 2 p.m. Sunday. Pallbearers will be Frank Gilbert, Parks Nance, Darius King, Ray Lady, Steve Lady, Johnny Cross, Ronnie Utsman and Don Lady. The family wishes to thank the physicians and staff of C.I.C.U. and 4th Floor West at Bristol Regional Medical Center and of Select Specialty Hospital-Tri-Cities. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 12, 2001

ROBERTS, DONALD WAYNE BLUFF CITY -- The funeral service for Donald Wayne Roberts will be conducted at 8 o'clock Saturday evening in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. William E. Saylor and Dr. Allen Davis officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family and friends will gather at Shelby Hills Cemetery for the committal service and burial at 2 p.m. Sunday. Pallbearers will be Frank Gilbert, Parks Nance, Darius King, Ray Lady, Steve Lady, Johnny Cross, Ronnie Utsman and Don Lady. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to oakley-cook/Nfuneral-plans.com. Mr. Roberts, 62, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Select Specialty Hospital-Tri-Cities. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 2001

ROGERS, EDNA MAE Edna Mae Rogers, 66, of 405 Rosedale Lane, Bristol, Tenn., went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Minnie Doss Sr. and had lived most of her life in the Bristol area. She was a housewife, attended Friendship Freewill Baptist Church and Florence Union Church, and was the widow of Homer C. Rogers. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence (Buster) and Linda Rogers of Bristol, Tenn., and Rickey (Pete) and Gloria Rogers of Bristol, Tenn.; daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Jimmy Smith of Bristol, Tenn., and Vickie and Ronnie Patrick, Bluff City; sisters, Nell Doss of Bristol, Tenn., and Linda Vance of Bluff City; six granddaughters, Carrie Richardson and husband John, Teena Smith, Jennifer Rogers, Andrea Rogers, Tiffany Patrick and Christina Patrick; one grandson, Matt Smith; and four god children, Brittany and Nick Austin, Cameron Belcher and Gabe Felty. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Rowlette, Bobby Tester and Jeff Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Jimmy Trivett, Steve Trivett, Matt Austin, Brian Rogers, Gary Rogers, Scottie Rogers, Donnie Michaels and Mike Abel. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 30, 2001

ROGERS, EDNA MAE Funeral services for Edna Mae Rogers will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Rowlette, Bobby Tester and Jeff Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Jimmy Trivett, Steve Trivett, Matt Austin, Brian Rogers, Gary Rogers, Scottie Rogers, Donnie Michaels and Mike Abel. Mrs. Rogers, 66, of 405 Rosedale Lane, Bristol, Tenn., went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 31, 2001

ROSENBALM, GENETTE B. Committal services for Genette B. Rosenbalm will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Booher's Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers include Ronald Moore, Earnest Rosenbalm, Dwight Browder, Lewis Smith, Don Rasnake and Sammy Carrier. Honorary pallbearers include John Wayne Taylor and Jeff Taylor. Ms. Rosenbalm, 56, of 118 Dover Lane, Bristol, Tenn., died on Sept. 30, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 4, 2001

ROSENBALM, GENETTE B. Funeral services for Genette B. Rosenbalm will be conducted on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lyons Smith and Rev. Tommy Browder officiating. Committal services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Booher's Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers include Ronald Moore, Earnest Rosenbalm, Dwight Browder, Lewis Smith, Don Rasnake and Sammy Carrier. Honorary pallbearers include John Wayne Taylor and Jeff Taylor. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home prior to the service. Ms. Rosenbalm, 56, of 118 Dover Lane, Bristol, Tenn., died on Sept. 30, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born May 25, 1945, the daughter of the late James H. and Mary L. Taylor Browder Sr. She had worked at Bristol Memorial Hospital for 18 years and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where she sang in the Adult Choir. Survivors include sisters, Mrs. Willis (Genella) Brown of LeRaysville, Pa., and Mrs. Harold (Elizabeth) Kerney of Kingsport; brother, James H. Browder Jr. of Bristol, Tenn.; four nieces; one nephew; five great-nieces; four great-nephews; several aunts and uncles; and special friends, Jennie Treadway, Charles Nelson Eller and Cecilia Lilly. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 3, 2001

ROUSE, EMORY Emory Rouse, 80, 433 Sharps Creek Rd., died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at home. A lifelong resident of the Friendship Community, he was born Sept. 11, 1921, the son of the late Rev. H.R. and Celia J. Ford Rouse. He was a retired employee of Enterprise Fabricators Black/Diamond, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church, where he taught the Adult Sunday School Class. Mr. Rouse was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle M. South Rouse. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Barbara Rouse; grandchildren, Lorrie McClung, Justin "Skip" Rouse and Jason Rouse; great-grandchildren, Caitlynn, Patrick and Hailey; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Carl Boling; brother and sister-in-law, Warren and Thelma Rouse; special friend, Maude Gross; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, in the Friendship Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Howard Campbell and Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 will follow in the Rust Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason Rouse, Justin "Skip" Rouse, Ronnie Johnson, Steve Trivette, Kenny McClung and Earl Brown. Honorary pallbearers are members of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church and friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 6, 2001

ROUSE, EMORY Funeral services for Emory Rouse will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, in Friendship Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Howard Campbell and Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 will follow in the Rust Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason Rouse, Justin "Skip" Rouse, Ronnie Johnson, Steve Trivette, Kenny McClung and Earl Brown. Honorary pallbearers are members of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church and friends and neighbors. Mr. Rouse, 80, 433 Sharps Creek Road, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at home. Weaver Funearl Home will be in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 7, 2001

RUSH, ELIZABETH Elizabeth Rush, 76, 867 Wyatt Hollow Rd., Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at home. She was born Feb. 25, 1925, the daughter of the late William Riley and Annie Lucille Thomas Hamby. She was homemaker and lifelong resident of the Bristol area. Survivors include her husband, Doug Rush; three sisters, Dollie Neal, Lillian Clark and Ollie Hamans; three brothers, James Hamby, John Hamby and Clyde Hamby; and several nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Hamby. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the graveside in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with her brother-in-law, Rev. Jess Neal officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 2001

RUSH, ELIZABETH Funeral services for Elizabeth Rush will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the graveside in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with her brother-in-law, Rev. Jess Neal, officiating. Mrs. Rush, 76, 867 Wyatt Hollow Rd., Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

SANDERS, JOHN WILLIAM III WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- John William Sanders III died Oct. 16, 2001. Born in Bristol, Va., he was a resident of Palm Beach for the past four years, moving from Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Sanders was a graduate of Duke University. He studied organ under T. Terstius Noble at St. Thomas Cathedral in New York City. He was the organist and choirmaster in West Port, Conn., Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria and St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC Mr. Sanders was an active member of Bethesda-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach. He is survived by two cousins, Frances Brunner Bowie and Shirley Brunner Moore and their children; devoted friends, Jim and Joyce Gibson and their children and Peter and Juanita Russo. He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Sanders Jr. and Lottie Brunner; and a brother, Greever Sanders. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Bethesda-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church, Palm Beach. The internment will take place at the columbarium of Bethesda-by-The-Sea Episcopal Church. Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 21, 2001

SHAFFER, JAMES CARL RIVERSIDE, Ohio -- James Carl Shaffer, 63, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001 at his daughter's residence. He was born April 14, 1938 in Hiltons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Musick Shaffer; his father, Luther Shaffer; his mother, Ruby Shaffer Morrison; and two brothers, Walter and Paul Shaffer. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Brian Duncan; granddaughter, Crystal Gail Shaffer; grandson, Clinton Duncan; great-grandson, Austin James Murphy, all of Dayton, Ohio; stepfather, Charlie Morrison of Tennessee; four brothers: Charlie Shaffer and Jim Shaffer, both of Dayton, Roy Shaffer of Hillsboro, Ohio; and Bill Shaffer of Virginia, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He retired from Chrysler Dayton Thermal Products after 33 years of service. He loved anything that had to do with nature and the outdoors, and he also enjoyed working with his hands. He was a good friend to many and would help anyone he could. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City, Va. Interment will follow in Strong Cemetery in Scott County, Va. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 25, 2001

SHAFFER, JAMES W. James W. Shaffer, 76, of 776 Wagner Road, Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a native of Scott County, Va., and a son of the late David and Ossie Clark Shaffer. He was a former employee of Black Diamond and retired from Bristol Compressors. He was preceded in death by brothers, Cecil Shaffer, Harold Shaffer and Eugene Shaffer. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Georgia Esther Olinger Shaffer; daughters, Brenda Sue Noe and Freda Diane Shaffer, both of Bristol; sons and daughters-in-law, James Ray and Mary Shaffer, Jimmy Wayne and Margie Shaffer and Gary and Patricia Shaffer, all of Bristol; sisters, Ilene Quillen, Shirley Wade, Betty Newland, all of Kingsport, Carolyn Welch of Gate City and June Shaffer of New Jersey; brothers, Willard Shaffer, Garnet Shaffer, Kenneth Shaffer, all of Kingsport, T.J. Shaffer, Fred Shaffer, both of Hiltons, Va., and Donald Shaffer of New Jersey; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Sam Haynes officiating, assisted by Rev. Kermit Harper. Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday in Mountain View Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorials to Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 21, 2001

SHAFFER, OLIVENE DOSS Funeral services Mrs. Olivene Doss Shaffer will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening in the Souls Harbor Apostolic Church with the Rev. Dean Livingston and Rev. Deon Turner officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dickie Norris, Danny Cress, Jason Cress, David Davis, Brandon Davis and Jerry Brown. Mrs. Shaffer, 90, of 428 Old Airport Rd., Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Shaffer family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10 2001

SHAFFER, OLIVENE DOSS Mrs. Olivene Doss Shaffer, 90, of 428 Old Airport Rd., Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born in Washington County, Va., to the late Willard and Minnie Doss, she moved to Bristol some 50 years ago from Damascus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milborn Shaffer; one daughter, Helen Cowan; four brothers, James, Johnny, Joe and Hamm; and four sisters, Carry Norris, Bertha Ward, Mary Howard and Ann Finley. She was a member of Souls Harbor Apostolic Church in Bristol, Va. Mrs. Shaffer is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Hamm and Rosella Mitchell, both of Bristol, Va., and Doralee Brown of Abingdon; two sisters, Irene Stout of Norfolk, Va., and Lillian Bucklin of Ohio; grandchildren, Sue Davis, Carl Musick, Sharon King, Jerry Brown, Gary Brown, Dickey Norris, Rick Norris and Charles Brown; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening in the Souls Harbor Apostolic Church with the Rev. Dean Livingston and Rev. Deon Turner officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dickie Norris, Danny Cress, Jason Cress, David Davis, Brandon Davis and Jerry Brown. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Shaffer family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 9, 2001

SHAW, NED W. Ned W. Shaw, 72, 5833 Old Jonesboro Highway, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, from Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Grayson County, Va., a son of the late Arthur R. and Nannie Grubb Shaw. He moved to the area in 1942 and graduated from Tennessee High School. After serving in the Air Force, he graduated from Steed College and became a CPA in 1954. He was employed with Dent K. Burk Associates until 1961. He then went to work with Bristol Steel & Iron Works where he was vice-president of finance when he retired in 1995. He was active in Bristol Boys Club for a number of years, serving as president in 1984. He joined the First United Methodist Church in 1944, serving in a number of capacities including treasurer. He taught an adult Sunday School class for several years. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Moore Shaw; one son, Hugh Shaw and his wife Heather Shaw of Acworth, Ga.; one sister, Joann Shaw Beck of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; two grandchildren, Peyton and Andrew Shaw; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. David St.Clair and Rev. Jeff Carico officiating. The committal service and interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Otis Hurt, Allen Curtis, Bill Olsen, Joe Richards, John Coppedge, Frank Dorman and Don Moore. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home and from 1-2 p.m. at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be mailed to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Rd., Bristol, TN 37620. The family wishes to express appreciation for the special care provided by staff and volunteers of Wellmont Hospice House. Arrangements especially for Mr. Shaw have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERLAD COURIER OCT. 8, 2001

SHAW, NED W. The funeral service for Ned W. Shaw will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. David St. Clair and Rev. Jeff Carico officiating. The committal service and interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Otis Hurt, Allen Curtis, Bill Olsen, Joe Richards, John Coppedge, Frank Dorman and Don Moore. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home and from 1-2 p.m. at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be mailed to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Rd., Bristol, TN 37620. The family wishes to express appreciation for the special care provided by staff and volunteers of Wellmont Hospice House. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to oakley-cook@ funeral-plans.com. Mr. Shaw, 72, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, from Wellmont Hospice House. Arrangements especially for Mr. Shaw have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 9, 2001

SHELTON, HAZEL SUE PRITCHARD Hazel Sue Pritchard Shelton, 66, of 932 Columbia Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Carter County, Tenn., but lived most her life in the Bristol area. She was a homemaker and the daughter of the late John and Bessie Hurley Pritchard. She is survived by her husband, R.J. Shelton; daughter, Blanch Henson of Bristol, Tenn.; stepson, Jack Shelton; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Myrtle Nickols of Johnson City; and brother, Herman Pritchard of Elizabethton. Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Epperson and Rev. Jess Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 5, 2001
SHELTON, HAZEL SUE
Hazel Sue Pritchard Shelton, 66, of 932 Columbia Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Carter County, Tenn., but lived most her life in the Bristol area. She was a homemaker and the daughter of the late John and Bessie Hurley Pritchard. She is survived by her husband, R.J. Shelton; daughter, Blanch Henson of Bristol, Tenn.; three stepdaughters, Jill Byrd, Melissa Stiltner and Tresa Worley; stepson, Jack Shelton; daughter-in-law, Sandy Shelton; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Myrtle Nickols of Johnson City; and brother, Herman Pritchard of Elizabethton. Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Epperson and Rev. Jess Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 6, 2001

SHIPLEY, CONNIE JOE NEWPORT, Tenn. -- Mr. Connie Joe Shipley, 50, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was a native of Bristol, Tenn., and had lived most of his life in Columbia, SC, before moving to Newport six years ago. Mr. Shipley had served in the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Joseph Shipley of Parrotville, Tenn., and Christopher Anthony Shipley of Newport; a daughter, Billie Jo Brennan of Newport; a sister, Sylvia Prill and husband, Rev. Kenneth Prill of Center Moriches, NY; and eight grandchildren. The graveside service will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at 4 p.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Kenneth Prill officiating. Military honors will be rendered at the graveside by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Pallbearers will be family members. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:30 until 3:45 p.m. in the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, (276) 623-2700 is serving the Shipley family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 27, 2001

SIMERLY, SARAH EDITH Sarah Edith Simerly, 82, of 391 Emmet Rd., Bristol, Tenn., died on Oct. 2, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born on Dec. 15, 1918, the daughter of the late James and Dora Pickel. She was a homemaker and a member of Beidleman Presbyterian Church. Survivors include husband of 62 years, Ray Simerly; daughter, Norma Faye Rash of Bristol, Tenn.; son, Johnny Ray Simerly of Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jeffrey Rash, Melissa Smith, Shana Woods, Jody Rash and John Simerly; great-grandchildren, Caleb Smith, Alex Woods, Jesse Rash and Savannah Smith; sisters, Ora Gross of Bristol, Tenn., and Lessie Fleenor of Bristol, Tenn. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Rooty Branch Cemetery with Rev. Niles Kitzmiller officiating. Friends and neighbors will be honorary pallbearers. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 4, 2001

SLAGLE, FRED T. Fred T. Slagle, 71, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a son of the late Joseph S. and Minnie Mae Bridgeman Slagle. He was a teacher in the Bristol Tennessee School System for 31 years and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean conflict. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Slagle; and two brothers, Joe and Jim Slagle. He is survived by two daughters, Cathy and her husband Daniel Morenings of Blountville, and Elizabeth Ann and her husband Bill Upright of Sanford, NC;. two sons, Jim Slagle and his wife Cindy of Lexington, NC, and Allen Slagle and his wife Donett of Bristol; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, Oct. 20th, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. David T. St. Clair officiating. The committal service and interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Thomas Slagle, Darrell Baldwin, Chad Pickel, Jim Phillips, John Slagle and Brad Pickel. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Dr., Bristol, TN 37620. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to oakley-cook@ funeral-plans.com. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

SLAGLE, FRED T. Fred T. Slagle, 71, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a son of the late Joseph S. and Minnie Mae Bridgeman Slagle. He was a teacher in the Bristol Tennessee School System for 31 years and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean conflict. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Slagle; and two brothers, Joe and Jim Slagle. He is survived by two daughters, Cathy and her husband, Daniel Morenings, of Blountville, and Elizabeth Ann and her husband, Bill Upright, of Sanford, NC;. two sons, Jim Slagle and his wife, Cindy, of Lexington, NC, and Allen Slagle and his wife, Donett, of Bristol; two brothers, Rev. William S. Slagle of Bristol, Tenn., and Robert Slagle of Colorado; a sister, Helen Tickel of Bristol, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, Oct. 20, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. David T. St.Clair officiating. The committal service and interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Thomas Slagle, Darrell Baldwin, Chad Pickel, Jim Phillips, John Slagle and Brad Pickel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN 37620. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 20, 2001

SLAUGHTER, BASIL MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. -- Basil Slaughter died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC He was born in Sullivan County, a son of the late Worley and Mary Leonard Slaughter, and had lived in Mountain City for the past 14 years. He loved and played bluegrass fiddle. He is survived by two sisters, Lillian Cotter and Jeanette Almaroad, both of Blountville; one brother, Jess Slaughter of Blountville; one uncle, Owen Leonard of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Mink officiating. Burial will follow in Hines Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home prior to the service and at other times at the home of the brother, Jess Slaughter, 948 Fairview School Rd., Blountville. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at oakley-cook@ funeral-plans.com. Arrangements especially for Mr. Slaughter have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 6, 2001

SMITH, MARY M. Mary M. Smith, 90, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Bristol Nursing Home. She was a native of Alabama and a daughter of the late Nettie and Jim Fowler. She moved to Bristol in 1993, retired from West Point Pepperell and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, Billy Brown and his wife Christine of Bristol, Tenn., and Chester Brown and his wife Dorothy of LaGrange, Ga.; a sister, Evie Fowler of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, W. A. Fowler of LaGrange, Ga.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Monday morning, Oct. 15th in the Mausoleum Chapel at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, with Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Smith have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 13, 2001

SMITH, MARY M. The funeral service for Mary M. Smith will be conducted at 11 o'clock Monday morning, Oct. 15th in the Mausoleum Chapel at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, with Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Mrs. Smith, 90, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Bristol Nursing Home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Smith have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to the family at blevins@funeral-plans.com. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 14, 2001

STOPHEL, BETTIE JANE WOOD WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Mrs. Bettie Jane Wood Stophel, 64, of 154 Endsly Ave., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Mrs. Stophel was born Jan 1, 1937, in Bristol, Va., to James Franklin Wood and Tiny Jane Mann Wood. A member of Woodland Baptist Church, Mrs. Stophel had attended College Park Baptist Church for the last seven years. She was a faithful member of the Ruth Sunday School Class and the Ann Sprouse Group at College Park Baptist Church. In addition, she was a member of TOPPS Weight Loss of Polo Park. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she will be greatly missed. In June of 1998, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Junior Stophel. Surviving are her daughter, Miss Jeanne Deloris Stophel of Greensboro; her son, Dennis L. Stophel and his wife, Mary Jane, of Winston-Salem; her two grandsons, Billy and Matthew; her two brothers, James Edward Wood and his wife, Myrtle, of Nelsonville, Ohio, David Franklin Wood and his companion, JoAnne Husky of Bristol, Tenn.; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Vogler & Sons Reynolds Road Chapel. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at College Park Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond Smith and Rev. Joseph Jennings officiating. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn. Pallbearers for Mrs. Stophel will be: Monty R. Wood, Howard R. Wood Jr., Jeff R. Wood, Tim R. Wood, Jamie Wood and Mike Jackson. Memorials may be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 100 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 18, 2001

STOPHEL, BETTIE JANE WOOD WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Mrs. Bettie Jane Wood Stophel, 64, of 154 Endsly Ave., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Mrs. Stophel was born Jan. 1, 1937, in Bristol, Va., to James Franklin Wood and Tiny Jane Mann Wood. A member of Woodland Baptist Church, Mrs. Stophel had attended College Park Baptist Church for the last seven years. She was a faithful member of the Ruth Sunday School Class and the Ann Sprouse Group at College Park Baptist Church. In addition, she was a member of TOPPS Weight Loss of Polo Park. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she will be greatly missed. In June of 1998, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Junior Stophel. Surviving are her daughter, Miss Jeanne Deloris Stophel of Greensboro; her son, Dennis L. Stophel and his wife, Mary Jane, of Winston-Salem; her two grandsons, Billy and Matthew; her two brothers, James Edward Wood and his wife, Myrtle, of Nelsonville, Ohio, David Franklin Wood and his companion, JoAnne Husky of Bristol, Tenn.; four sisters-in-law, Mrs. Edna Stophel of Winston-Salem, NC, Mary Alice McCracken Hagy, Bristol, Tenn., Kate Ritchie, Fond Du Lac, Wis., and Nancy Langford and husband Coy of Huntsville, Ala.; one brother-in-law, Jack Bowen, Baltimore, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at College Park Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond Smith and Rev. Joseph Jennings officiating. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn., with Rev. Buddy Crusenberry officiating. Pallbearers for Mrs. Stophel will be: Monty R. Wood, Howard R. Wood Jr., Jeff R. Wood, Tim R. Wood, Jamie Wood and Mike Jackson. Memorials may be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 100 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

TAYLOR, BILLIE JOYCE HART Billie Joyce Hart Taylor, 55, of 2316 Carolina Ave., Pad 3, Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord at 8:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in the emergency room at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born on Sept. 30, 1946, in Bristol, Va., a daughter of the late William "Bill" and Gladys Bailey Hart, she had resided in the Bristol area all of her life. Mrs. Taylor was a graduate of Tennessee High School. She had been employed at Bristol Memorial Hospital for 23 years working as a nurse's assistant in cardiac care. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Friendship Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 14 years, Howard "Junior" Taylor Jr. of the home; one sister, Sue Potter and her husband, Gary Potter of Bristol, Tenn.; one nephew, Michael Yeager of Bristol, Tenn.; and one niece, Jacqueline Yeager of San Diego, Calif. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home. Noah G. Stout will officiate. Music will be under the direction of Brenda Cowan and Glenda Turner. Burial will follow graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, in Cox Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Thurman Potter, Raymond Potter, James Potter, Gerald Vance, Ron Campbell and Dan Rush. The family will receive friends immediately following the services Tuesday at Weaver Funeral Home. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 16, 2001

THOMAS, JAMES FORREST BLUFF CITY -- James Forrest Thomas, longtime businessman, died Thursday at Bristol Hospice House after a lengthy illness. He was 90. He grew up east of here and graduated from Bluff City High School in 1928. In the late 1920s and early '30s, he worked as a substitute mail carrier and mail clerk, and from 1933-44, he worked for Central Glass Co. in Bristol Virginia. Thomas worked for National Fireworks Co. the following year until he purchased J.B. Webb Store here in 1945. In 1947, he built Thomas Store here and operated it as a general merchandise store for 10 years. From 1955-58, he also owned and operated Builders Supply Co. In 1958, Thomas Store was divided into hardware and grocery stores and remained so for 20 years. Then, the grocery side was discontinued and the hardware store expanded to the whole building, which operated as Thomas Hardware. Thomas was active in the business of his store for 56 years. Thomas also was active in the community. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bluff City for 74 years, serving as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for more than 40 years. He was charter member of the Bluff City Civitan Club in 1946 and founded the Bluff City Morningview Cemetery Association in 1960. He also was a Shriner and a Mason. Thomas was a son of the late Bert and Margaret Trivette Thomas and was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Betty Bare Massengill Thomas; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Greg Cambron of Johnson City; two granddaughters, Faith and Grace Cambron; one sister, Willene Rhea Diegel; one brother, Robert M. Thomas; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are set for Sunday at First Baptist Church of Bluff City with Pastors Charles Earl and Edward Scarbrough officiating. Graveside and interment are to follow at Morningview Cemetery. Masonic graveside services will be performed by Bluff City's Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge No. 444. Active pallbearers will be Mike Miller, Ashley Weaver, Earl Buchanan, James Jones, John Weaver, Herbert Riley, Howard Cross and Reed Rutherford. Honorary pallbearers will be Rom Baird, Martin Cadle, Blain Hunigan, Steve Morris, Roy Feathers, Eugene Dempsey, Greg Wallace, Larry Utt, Lyle Henson, Jerry Buchanan, Randall Sargent, Marvin Hyatt and other close friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials that would benefit the Bluff City community. The family suggests memorials to the Bluff City Morningview Cemetery Association, in care of Mike Miller, 1074 Silver Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618; Thomas Memorial Library, 481 Cedar St.; or Bluff City-area churches. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Bluff City. Condolences may be sent to bluffcity@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home's Bluff City chapel is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 25, 2001

TICKLE, JOHN WALTER John Walter Tickle, 90, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Johnson City, Tenn., on March 10, 1911, a son of the late Maude Candler Tickle and John Crockett Tickle, and had lived most of his adult life in Bristol. As a founder and president of Tickle Brothers Sign Company of Bristol, he was a pioneer in manufacturing commercial neon and plastic signs. He was a member of First Baptist Church and past president of the Tennessee High Booster Club. He was a member of King Masonic Lodge, York Rite Association, Bristol Council 126, Anderson Chapter 181, and St. Omer Commandery 0019. He was a charter member of the Jericho Shrine Temple, the Bristol Shrine Club and a member of the Elks Lodge 232. He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Tickle Oakley and her husband, Sid, and Joan Tickle Guest and her husband, Ron, all of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, John D. Tickle and his wife Ann of Bristol, Va.; one sister, Lee Mynatt and her husband Bill of Asheville, NC; one brother, Dr. Sam Tickle and his wife Phyllis of Memphis; six grandchildren, Kris Palin, Spike Tickle and his wife Lisa, Beth Palin, Jeff Tickle and his wife Robin, Mimi Guest Shymlock and her husband Kelby and Niki Guest Penny and her husband Alec; four great-grandsons, Kristopher Palin, Brooks Palin, Jet Tickle and Sadler Shymlock; one stepdaughter, Linda Lowry; one very special friend, Shirley Lady; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Irwin Tickle; his second wife, Mildred Bibee Tickle; two sisters, Retha Tickle Bacon and Mary Katheryn Tickle; three brothers, Carl, Sherrill and Fred Tickle; and his stepmother, Nora Witcher Tickle. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 o'clock Friday evening in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Rhonda S. Cooper officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. The committal service and entombment in the Glenwood Mausoleum will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to a favorite charity of the donor. Arrangements especially for Mr. Tickle have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 19, 2001

TROY, J. HAROLD A memorial service for J. Harold (Jim) Troy will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom Quickel officiating. Burial will be held in Nuremberg, Pa. There will be no viewing or visitation at Akard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Gideons West Camp or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Troy, of Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Troy. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 9, 2001

TROY, J. HAROLD J. Harold (Jim) Troy, of Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He had been a resident of Bristol, Va., for the past 27 years. He was born on Aug. 24, 1925, in Nuremberg, Pa. He was the son of Harold O. and Treda Applegate Troy. He lived in Monroeville, Pa., and LaGrange, Ga., before moving to Bristol in 1974. He attended Bliss Electrical College and Penn State University, receiving an electrical engineering degree. He retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Abingdon in 1988 after 42 years of service. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy on board the USS North Carolina. While living in Pennsylvania, he was a 32nd degree Mason, was actively involved as a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts and also served as a volunteer fire chief. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and active in the J.O.Y. Sunday School Class and the Sunshine Senior Citizen Club. He was also an active member in the local Gideons West Camp. During the past year he had been a guest columnist for the /{Bristol Herald Courier}. He served as a tutor and was involved in the Literacy Program in Abingdon. He was also a volunteer and past officer of the local Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) as well as a member of Volunteer Bristol He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, June Nicolodi Troy, who died on Oct. 20, 2000; a son, John Robert; and his mother and father. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Hager and her husband Don of Bridgewater, Va., and Laura Troy of Bristol, Va.; a son, Buddy Troy and his wife Jayne of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Elwood W. Troy of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom Quickel officiating. Burial will be held in Nuremberg. There will be no viewing or visitation at Akard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Gideons West Camp or the American Cancer Society. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Troy family at akardfh@chartertn.net. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Troy. BRISTOL HERLAD COURIER OCT. 8, 2001

WALLACE, BILL Bill Wallace, 84, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Dickenson County, Va., and had made his home in Bristol for many years. He was the son of the late Cleve and Isabelle Branham Wallace. Mr. Wallace was a retired employee of Chrysler Corporation and a member of Kingsway Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jettie Stanley Wallace. He is survived by six sisters; special niece, Millie Clark of Bristol, Tenn.; and several more nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Page officiating. Graveside service will be conducted at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be selected from men of Kingsway Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday night at Akard Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh\Nchartertn.net. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Wallace. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 23, 2001

WALLACE, BILL The funeral service for Bill Wallace will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Page officiating. Graveside service will be conducted at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be selected from men of Kingsway Baptist Church. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@chartertn.net. Mr. Wallace, 84, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Wallace. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 24, 2001

WEAVER, ERNEST DEWEY Ernest Dewey Weaver, 87, entered into eternal peace on Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a member of Blountville Christian Church. He was the owner of Weaver's Grocery for 34 years and he later retired from Sullivan County Purchasing Department. Mr. Weaver was the son of the late Irene (Rogers) and Jacob Weaver. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Weaver and James Weaver, and one sister, Eva Corson. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruby Blackburn Weaver; one daughter, Mary Lou Weaver of Blountville; two sons, J. Marlin Weaver of Blountville and Ernest (Mac) Weaver and his wife Dianna of Bristol, Tenn.; sister, Mrs. Louise Shoemaker of Blountville; two grandchildren, Matt Weaver of Galliano, La., and Chad Weaver of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to Dr. Alan Davis, Dr. James Schrenker, the staff of Sapling Grove Physicians and the staff at Wellmont Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dwight Shaffer officiating. Entombment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Arthur Price, George Blackburn, Michael Blackburn, Clarence Blackburn Jr. and Tommy Hulse. Honorary pallbearers will be Benny Chappel, Alfred Keene, Lloyd Martin, Raymond Winters, Dewey McClain and H.L. (Buddy) Jones. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial may be to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Rd., Bristol, TN 37620. E-mail condolences for the Weaver family may be sent to akardfh@chartertn.net. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Weaver. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 9, 2001

WEAVER, ERNEST DEWEY Funeral services for Ernest Dewey Weaver will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dwight Shaffer officiating. Entombment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Arthur Price, George Blackburn, Michael Blackburn, Clarence Blackburn Jr. and Tommy Hulse. Honorary pallbearers will be Benny Chappel, Alfred Keene, Lloyd Martin, Raymond Winters, Dewey McClain and H.L. (Buddy) Jones. Memorial may be to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Rd., Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Weaver, 87, entered into eternal peace on Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Weaver. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 10 2001

WHITLOW, DANIEL MORTON Daniel Morton Whitlow, 85, of Bristol, Va., died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. Mr. Whitlow was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. Mr. Whitlow was a retired supervisor with Gordon Garment and a member of King Masonic Lodge 461 of Bristol Tennessee. He was a member of Suburban Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Mae Berry Whitlow; two daughters and sons-in-law, Georgia and Willis Kiser of Abingdon; and Carlene and Don Wiseman of Chester, Va. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Denise Arden, Ricky, David and Roger Kiser, Tim and Tony Wiseman, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001 in Akard Funeral Home chapel with Richard Pannell, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday by King Masonic Lodge 461, in Akard Funeral Home chapel with visitation following until 9 p.m. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Whitlow. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 27, 2001

WHITLOW, DANIEL MORTON Funeral services for Daniel Morton Whitlow will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Pannell, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Whitlow died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Whitlow. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 28, 2001

WILSON, LEONARD THOMAS Leonard Thomas Wilson, 81, of Bristol, Tenn., died Oct. 13, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn. Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from Iron Workers, where he did construction work. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. Wilson and Julia Dewberry Wilson; three brothers, Albert Wilson, Elmo Wilson and Lacey Wilson; and one sister, Nolie Wilson Scruggs. Surviving are his wife, Maude Adams Wilson, Bristol, Tenn.; daughter, Shirley Richardson, Elkridge, Md.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel of Baker Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Dewey Memorial Cemetery, Pound. Pallbearers: family and friends. Baker Funeral Home of Pound is serving the family of Leonard Thomas Wilson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 15, 2001

WOLFE, LILLIAN FORTUNE Funeral services for Lillian Fortune Wolfe will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, in the Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. Burial will follow in Knollkreg Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of First Presbyterian Church, Bristol, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at Akard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Frist Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@chartertn.net. Mrs. Wolfe, a former resident of Bristol, Va., died Sept. 29, 2001, at Westminster at Lake Ridge in Lake Ridge, Va. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Wolfe. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 2, 2001

WOLFE, LILLIAN FORTUNE Funeral services for Lillian Fortune Wolfe will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, in the Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. Burial will follow in Knollkreg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Wright, Burch Bullock, Blair Bullock, Bob Preston, Tom Hutton, John Cure, Jack Hall, Preston Wolfe and Wayne Snodgrass. Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of First Presbyterian Church, Bristol, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Frist Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Wolfe, a former resident of Bristol, Va., died Sept. 29, 2001, at Westminster at Lake Ridge in Lake Ridge, Va. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Wolfe. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT 3, 2001

YOUNG, GENEVA M. Geneva M. Young, formerly of 110 Richmond Heights Rd., Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Oct. 29, 2001, in Charlotte, NC She was born Independence Day, July 4, 1916, and celebrated by all. Survivors include one son, Danny L. Young, Charlotte; three brothers, Bernard Sammons, Hartland, Mich., Willis Sammons, Alexandria, Va., and Horace Sammons, Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted noon Thursday at Glenwood Cemetery with Pastor Jack Stevens officiating. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER OCT. 31, 2001


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