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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Jan 2002

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ALEXANDER, ROSE MARIE BLOUNTVILLE -- Rose Marie Alexander, 53, of 109 Camp Placid Road died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at home. She was born Aug. 22, 1948, in Terrell, Texas, and had made her home in the Bristol and Blountville areas for the past several years. Mrs. Alexander was a homemaker and a member of Blessed Redeemer Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jim Alexander; her children and spouses, Jimmy W. and Candy Alexander, Pamela Hedrick and Renae and Jeff Cotter; grandchildren, J.J. Jr., Austin, Robbie, Brian, Kathleen and Jeremy; father and mother, Elmer and Mildred Hilliard Lawrence; sisters, Linda Powell and Christy Bundren; brother, Tommy Carnes; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Sproles officiating. Burial will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be George Burkes, Giles Elam, Wayne Alexander, Billy Wallace, Danny Tate, Marty Tate, Junior Houser and Dallas Campbell. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Alexander and Norvel McCracken. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 13, 2002

ALEXANDER, ROSA MARIE BLOUNTVILLE -- Burial for Rose Marie Alexander will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be George Burkes, Giles Elam, Wayne Alexander, Billy Wallace, Danny Tate, Marty Tate, Junior Houser and Dallas Campbell. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Alexander and Norvel McCracken. Mrs. Alexander, 53, of 109 Camp Placid Road died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2002

ARMSTRONG, KENNETH WAYNE ABINGDON -- Kenneth Wayne Armstrong, 36, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was a native of Washington County and was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Caldwell, and grandfather, Stanley Campbell. Kenny was employed by Sam Snead Tire and Recapping. He was formerly employed for several years with A & R Transportation as a truck driver. Kenny was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Carol Armstrong; a daughter, Shannon Roe of Abingdon; his grandmother, Eva Campbell of Abingdon; a sister, Sandy Laron of Richmond; two uncles, Leonard Whitaker of Mountain City, Tenn., and Larry Campbell (his favorite uncle) of Abingdon; an aunt, Ann Head of Mountain City; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Hawkins and Rev. Larry Bales officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Sam Rosenbaum, Johnny Rosenbaum, Lenny Rosenbaum, Johnny White, Jimmy Hearl, Tim Powers, Sam Snead and Allen Hearl. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Kenneth Wayne Armstrong. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 25, 2002

ARNOLD, CLIFFORD WAYNE KINGSPORT -- Clifford Wayne Arnold, 62, of 314 Whitcomb St., Orebank Community, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born May 31, 1939, in Bristol, Tenn. He was a retired employee of Bristol Compressors. He was an Eagle Scout of Troop 107 Cold Spring. He was an avid fisherman and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mae Peters Arnold and a brother, Richard P. Arnold. Survivors include wife, Phyllis Ann Scott Arnold; two daughters, Wendy Newton and Tammy Campbell and husband, Steve; stepdaughter, Kim Stallard; stepson, Lance Morrison and wife, Gina; father, Clifford H. Arnold; sister, Betty Reynolds and husband, Larry; brother, Larry Arnold and wife, Teresa; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Foster officiating. The committal will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Cold Spring Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Buford Smith, Don Duncan, Chris Arnold, Steve Campbell, Larry Reynolds, Gene Reynolds, Grayson Stallard, Jarrett Arnold, Juddy Arnold and employees of Bristol Compressors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2002

ARNOLD, CLIFFORD WAYNE KINGSPORT -- Funeral services for Clifford Wayne Arnold will be conducted Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Foster officiating. The committal will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Cold Spring Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Buford Smith, Don Duncan, Chris Arnold, Steve Campbell, Larry Reynolds, Gene Reynolds, Grayson Stallard, Jarrett Arnold, Juddy Arnold and employees of Bristol Compressors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home Mr. Arnold, 62, of 314 Whitcomb St., Orebank Community, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 6, 2002

BAKER, MARY MARIE BLOUNTVILLE -- Mary Marie Baker, 41, passed away at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at her residence. Mary was born in Bristol, Va., Sept. 29, 1960, a daughter of the late Worley and Sue Wolford Baker, and had lived most of her life in Sullivan County. She was a member of Lighthouse Bible Church, was a former employee of Greystone Health Care Center and was employed by Wendy's. Mary is survived by a sister, Brenda Baker of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Patty Baker of Blountville; two nephews, Daniel and David Baker and a niece, Sarah Baker, all of Blountville; and paternal grandmother, Fannie Baker of Blountville. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Blountville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Thursday in Blountville Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Ernest Steffey officiating. Family will meet at the graveside for a service at 11 a.m. Friday in Gunnings Cemetery. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the Baker family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 10, 2002

BARR, LUCILLE FRANCES Lucille Frances Barr, 60, of Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol, Va., and a daughter of the late Harold and Ruth Lewis Hall. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Corby Barr. She is survived by two daughters, Joann Barr and her husband, Tim Hess, and Jackie Vinson and her fiancee, Michael Fleenor, all of Bristol, Va.; two sons, Tony Barr and Bruce Barr, both of Bristol, Va.; three sisters, Jean Parsons of Bluff City and Mary White and Anna Cox, both of Bristol, Va.; two brothers, David Hall of Washington and Norman Hall of Bristol, Va.; four grandchildren, Brook Smith, Cody Vinson, Tony Allen Barr Jr. and Sydney Jade Denise Barr; three great-grandchildren, Raegan Blaylock, Aylssa Smith and Chandler Smith; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Crowe officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Pallbearers will be Tim Hess, Michael Fleenor, David Fleenor, Bruce Barr, Travis Aldridge, Wendell Buchanan, Bill Hess Sr. and Phil White. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Henson, Benny Fleenor, Bryan Buchanan, Dave Parsons, Bob White, Jeff Buchanan and Freddie DeLapp Jr. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Barr have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 13, 2002

BOATWRIGHT, CHARLES L. Dr. CHRISTIANSBURG -- Dr. Charles L. Boatwright, 75, a long-standing Blacksburg physician, passed away at home on Jan. 3, 2002. He was surrounded by his family and long-time office nurse, Shirley Sarver. He was born on March 8, 1926, in Jonesville, Va., to the late John Calhoun Boatwright and Flora Clendenen Boatwright. He was also predeceased by two brothers, D.C. Boatwright and James C. Boatwright; and one sister, Mona B. Bodnar. A nephew, Scott Boatwright also preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie W. Boatwright of Christiansburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. John Charles and Sandy M. Boatwright of Roanoke and Joseph White and Landy C. Boatwright of Buena Vista; one daughter and son-in-law, Jamie B. and Jim L. Haines of Roanoke; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Tracie G. and Kent C. Jimenez of Woodbridge, Va.; four grandchildren, Jessica Ann Boatwright, Monica Dawn Boatwright, Shannon Ashley Haines and Joseph Trenton Coffey Boatwright; a special nephew, who was like a son to him, and his wife; Robert J. and Joy O. Boatwright of Bristol and their daughter, Sandra Boatwright of Alaska; a niece and her husband, Norma B. and Dale Willis of Rural Retreat; sister-in-law and nephew, Wayne G. and J. Mark White of Roanoke; mother-in-law, Pauline M. Wirt of Christiansburg; brother-in-law and his wife, Ronald H. and Gaye N. Wirt of Craig County, Va., and their sons, Ronald H. Wirt Jr. and Donald L. Wirt; brother-in-law, Ted Graham and his daughters, Kathy M. Graham and Kim R. Graham of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and his loving cat, "Maui Bear." He graduated from Pennington Gap High School, Emory & Henry College and received his medical degree from The Medical College of Virginia in 1953. He began his medical practice as a family physician in Blacksburg in 1955 and had a satellite office in Newport, Va. He had the privilege of being a physician to the good people of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Newport, Giles County, Craig County and other surrounding areas for 45 years. He served in the Eighth Air Force during World War II as the tailgunner of a B-17. He was a member of various national, state and local medical organizations. He served as a member of Blacksburg Town Council. In 1976 he was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Blacksburg Chamber of Commerce. He was named Citizen of the Year by the Blacksburg Lions Club in 1994-95. He was a long-time member and past president of the Blacksburg Kiwanis Club and received the President's Award in 1995-96. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 156 (Hunter's). He was instrumental in the establishment of Montgomery Regional Hospital and served in various medical capacities. He was medical director for Heritage Hall Nursing Home for which the flag pole that stands there today was erected in his honor. For many years, he devoted his time and medical expertise to the Athletic Department at Blacksburg High School. He was a long-time member of the Board of Directors for the National Bank of Blacksburg, having served as director of the board in 1964. In 1986, he was founding director for National Bankshares. In 1992, he was vice-chairman for both the Board of Directors of NBB and National Bankshares. The greatest honor that he received was when his friends and patients developed and fully funded The Charles L. Boatwright Endowment Scholarship at the Medical College of Virginia for an upcoming medical student from Southwest Virginia. He was just recently honored by his friends with another scholarship endowment, which will be The Charles L. Boatwright Endowed Scholarship Fund at Virginia Tech. This will be given to a qualifying student in pre-medicine at Virginia Tech. On April 4, 1998, the Town of Blacksburg honored him by observing that day as The Charles L. Boatwright Recognition Day in celebration of the Charles L. Boatwrignt Scholarship Endowment at M.C.V. and for his many contributions to the Town of Blacksburg. Funeral services will be conducted at the Blacksburg United Methodist Church on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Carl Douglas and Rev. Don Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at the East Hill Cemetery in Bristol, Va. The body will lie in state and may be viewed prior to the family receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, c/o Blue Ridge Mountains Council, PO Box 2992, Radford, VA 24143 or the Virginia Tech Foundation/Charles L. Boatwright Scholarship, c/o Dick Frizzell, 3500 N. Fork Farms, Blacksburg, VA 24060. The family would like to thank the many patients, friends and colleagues for their many cards, letters, prayers and friendship during this very difficult time. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 6, 2002

BOLING, SARA ELIZABETH BOWERS STAFFORD, Va. -- Sara Elizabeth Bowers Boling, 66, of 59 Quarry Road and formerly of Bluff City, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness. Mrs. Boling was a native of Sullivan County and a daughter of the late Nick and Ella Mae Chapman Bowers. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Boling was preceded in death by a sister, Hattie Fritts. Survivors include her husband, Frank L. Boling of the home; one son, Steve Boling; and one daughter, Glena Hansbrough, both of Stafford; two sisters, Bonnie Lyons of Bristol, Tenn., and Helen McWilliams of Locust Grove, Va.; six grandchildren, Bruce Hansbrough, Michael Hansbrough, Steve Boling Jr., Eric John Boling, Amy Boling and Windy Henry, all of Stafford; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with Rev. Jack Scott and Rev. Steve Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Patrick Thornsberry, Carl Boling, Charles Boling Jr., Gary Boling, Sherrill Lyons and Lieghton Miller. The family will receive friends from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 10, 2002

BOLLING, HOWARD GLENN NORTON -- Howard Glenn Bolling Jr., 40, of Guest River Road, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at home after an extended illness. He was a former resident of Newport News, Va., Kingsport and around Atlanta, where he met and married Lori Banks. He was a graduate of J.J. Kelly High School. He attended the Guest River Baptist Church. He worked for Lonesome Pine Energy and Paramount Coal Co. as a heavy-equipment operator, especially the loader. He was the former owner and operator of The Brake Shop on Guest River Road. He was a skilled mechanic which was attributed to his Papaw "Shorty" DePriest. He was preceded in death by his sister, Pamela Elizabeth Bolling; maternal grandfather, Thomas "Shorty" DePriest; paternal grandmother, Maude Bolling Wells; and paternal grandfather, Benny Bolling. Surviving: son, Cody Banks, Norton; daughter, Logan Bolling, Lawrenceville, Ga.; parents, Glenn and Phyllis Bolling Sr.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Crystal Bolling, Wise, and Robert and Lisa Bolling, Bluff City; nephews, Israel and Benjamin Bolling; nieces, Jade and Emma Bolling; grandmother, Grandma Vilas DePriest, Norton; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friend, Susan Spurlock. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hagy-Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lee Kidd officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Gray Cemetery on Guest River Road. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2002

BOLLING, HOWARD G. Jr. NORTON -- Graveside committal services Howard G. Bolling Jr. will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday in Gray Cemetery on Guest River Road. Mr. Bolling Jr., 40, of Guest River Road, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at home after an extended illness. Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 23, 2002

BOLLING, MARIE RITTER CLARK NORTON -- Marie Ritter Clark Bolling, 80, died at her residence Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002. She was retired from Wise Hardware & Furniture with 29 years of service. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Norton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Burton and Katherine Ritter Clark; and a daughter, Rebecca Marie Bolling. She is survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Kathryn and John Scott of Woodbridge, Va., and Deborah and Roy Estep of Wise; son and daughter-in-law, George and Judy Bolling Jr. of Big Stone Gap; half-brother, Harry Burton Clark of Bristol, Va.; grandchildren, Justin and Jeremy Scott, Kent, Dax and Zeb Estep and Amber and Autumn Bolling; great-grandchildren, Kendall and Cameron Scott, William Bolling, Anna Katherine and Kristen Estep; and two extended family members, Jean and Karen Riggs. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at All Saints Episcopal Church with Rev. Frances McCoy officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2002

BOWERS, GEORGIE PEARL BLEVINS Mrs. Georgia Pearl Blevins Bowers, 92, of the Wallace community in Bristol, Va. went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church at Wallace, Va. She is survived by four sons, E.H. (Nub) Bowers, Ralph (Willie) Bowers and Jackie (Tuff) Bowers, all of Abingdon, and John W. (Tobe) Bowers of Bristol, Va.; five daughters, Margaret Nash, Fay Roark, Ann Roark and Carolyn Gobble, all of Bristol, Va., and Betty Watson of Abingdon; one stepson, W.R. (Shine) Bowers of Bristol, Va..; four stepdaughters, Pearl Harley, Ethel Dickerson and Catherine Strouth, all of Bristol, Va., and Eva Moore of Smyrna, Tenn.; special niece, Louise Coe of Winston-Salem, NC; and several grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Scott Price and Rev. Stephen Talbert officiating. Burial will follow in Heavenly Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Margaret Nash, Carolyn Gobble, Fay Roark, Ann Roark, Louise Coe, Beverly Wilson, Jerry Nash, Brad Gobble and Betty Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Alfred Harkleroad, Dr. Bennett Cowan, Robert Mitchell, Sage Johnson, Roy McNew, Howard Ritter and members of Healthcare Services, Inc. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the employees of Wellmont Hospice for the kindness shown them. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Bowers. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2002

BOWERS, GEORGIA PEARL BLEVINS A funeral service for Mrs. Georgia Pearl Blevins Bowers will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Scott Price and Rev. Stephen Talbert officiating. Burial will follow in Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Margaret Nash, Carolyn Gobble, Fay Roark, Ann Roark, Louise Coe, Beverly Wilson, Jerry Nash, Brad Gobble and Betty Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Alfred Harkleroad, Dr. Bennett Cowan, Robert Mitchell, Sage Johnson, Roy McNew, Howard Ritter and members of Healthcare Services, Inc. Mrs. Bowers, 92, of the Wallace community in Bristol, Va., went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church at Wallace, Va. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Bowers. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2002

BREWER, JOSEPH DENNIS "JUNIOR" Joseph Dennis "Junior" Brewer, 66, of 363 Sinking Springs Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Jan. 17, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was born on Aug. 20, 1935, the son of the late John and Mary Hall Brewer. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and had worked at several golf courses in the area. He had formerly attended Ruth Street Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Flo Brewer; sons, Freddie Brewer, Rex Brewer and Timmy Brewer; stepsons, Roger Jones and Mike Fields; daughters, Tabitha Woods, Judy Cheatham, Debbie Roark, Holly Autwell, Melody Roberts and Tracy Batalado; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brothers, Charlie Brewer, Jim Brewer, Donald Brewer, Paul Brewer and Dewey Brewer. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phillip Cooper and Rev. Jeff Taylor officiating. Committal services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shipley Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday following the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

BREWER, JOSEPH DENNIS "JUNIOR" Committal services for Joseph Dennis "Junior" Brewer will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shipley Cemetery. Mr. Brewer, 66, of 363 Sinking Springs Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Jan. 17, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2002

BRIDWELL, MARY GLADYS FRANKLIN KINGSPORT -- Mary Gladys Franklin Bridwell, 91, 5000 Memorial Boulevard, died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Born in Gate City, she was a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She was retired from J.C. Penney. Mrs. Bridwell was a member of Bridwell Heights Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Buena Franklin; her husband, Neal Bridwell; a sister, Ollie D. Martin; and two brothers, W.R. Franklin and Charles E. (Chad) Franklin. Survivors include one son, Raymond Bridwell and his wife Linda, Johnson City; four grandchildren, David Bridwell, Kingsport, Melissa Graham and husband Mike, Johnson City, Pamela Brummitt, Kingsport, and Robert Bridwell and wife Kelli, Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren, Shyann Hope Brummitt, Kingsport, Jordan Ryan Bridwell, Elizabethton ,and Alexander Paul Graham, Johnson City; sister, Ruth Vaughn, Jacksonville, Fla.; special friends, Barbara and John McKay and Frances and Marion Roberts; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel by the Rev. Larry E. Ball. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2002

BRIDWELL, MARY GLADYS KINGSPORT -- Calling hours for Mary Gladys Franklin Bridwell will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, or any time at the residence, 5000 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel by the Rev. Larry E. Ball. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Bridwell, 91, 5000 Memorial Boulevard, died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 15, 2002

BROYLES, RUTH RUTLEDGE JOHNSON CITY -- Mrs. Ruth Rutledge Broyles, 89, of 220 Sherwood Drive, Apartment 324, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Broyles was a Sullivan County native and daughter of the late Floyd L. and Ethel Gross Rutledge. She was a graduate of Washington College High School. She received a B. S. degree from Teachers College in Johnson City and a M. A. degree in 1968 from E.T.S.U. She was a member of Sigma Omega Society, Johnson City Girl Scout Council, president of Jonesborough elementary and high school PTAs, Washington County PTA Council and Tennessee Congress of Parents-Teachers Board of Managers for 21 years. Mrs. Broyles was a teacher in Washington County School System from 1934 when she began teaching at Jonesborough High School. She was principal for nine years at Cherokee Elementary School, served as the Washington County Vocational Advisory Council secretary, Washington County/Johnson City Schools Study Committee member and Long Range Planning Committee member for Washington County Board of Education. She was president of Washington County Retired Teachers Association and the state TRTA. She was appointed to the Washington County Commission and elected as a commissioner in 1982 and 1986. She served actively for the Washington County Historical Association and as president in 1984-85. She was a main contributing author for The History of Washington County, in 2001, secretary-treasurer for the Maple Lawn Cemetery and Old Jonesborough Cemetery from 1980-1996, appointed Watauga Regional Library Trustee, serving as treasurer and member of Jonesborough/ County Library Board. She was elected chairperson of Jonesborough Civic Trust in 1983-84. She worked with the National Association of Preservation and Perpetuartion of Storytelling. She was elected president of Jonesborough Tuesday Garden Club, 1984-86, chairperson of Jonesborough/ Washington County History Museum Administrative Board, member of Jonesborough Area Senior Adult Center, served as chairperson for the Advisory Board and chairperson for the Council at Appalachian Christian Village, Colonel, Aide de Camp, Governor's Staff, State of Tennessee, on behalf of the people, "whereas reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor and fidelity," 1988. She also received the E. Harper Johnson Human Relations Award, Tennessee Education Association, 1998. Mrs. Broyles was a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for most of her life. She was a Sunday school teacher for more than 65 years, choir member, chairperson of various committees, elder, president of the Women's Association, Presbyterian (Eastern Tennessee area) officer including president and vice-president of Snyodical of the South (southern states), Holston Presbytery Administrative Committee chairperson, Search Committee chairperson for Holston Presbytery Presbyterian women, Presbyterian Women of Synod of Living Waters historian, Division of Ministry member, Synod of Living Waters member and member of the Church Council for Tusculum College In addition to her parents, Mrs. Broyles was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Broyles. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy McCracken of Bristol and Dava Lee Russell of Jonesborough; one son, Joe Broyles of Jonesborough; two sisters, Jessie Taylor of Limestone and Jean Slagle of Erwin; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Jonesborough Presbyterian Church with Dr. Angus Shaw and Rev. Beth Yarbrough officiating. Interment services will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday at the church prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Taylor, Johnny Slagle, Charlie Lewis, Alan Shelton, Jerry Jones, Walt Engle, Brad Taylor, Matthew Taylor and Stephen Lewis. Donations may be made to Ruth Rutledge Broyles Scholarship Fund, PO Box 231, Jonesborough, TN 37659 or Jonesborough Presbyterian Church, PO Box 383, Jonesborough, TN 37659 Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, 753-0514 BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

BRUHIN, EDNA M. Edna M. Bruhin, 79, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was born on Jan. 30, 1922, the daughter of the late M. N. and Mary Wattenbarger Monroe, and had been in the Bristol area for around 43 years. She was a housewife and a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include: husband, Robert Bruhin; daughter, Patricia Horne and husband Robert of Wilmington, NC; grandsons, Robert W. Horne and David W. Trivett; brother, Ulysses Monroe of Athens, Tenn.; sisters, Ida Rose Jones of Athens, Tenn., and Anna Ray Brown of Athens, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Mark Monroe, Richard Monroe and George Monroe. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Hudson officiating. Committal services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include: Dr. Sue Prill and Dr. Ben Cowan. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2002

BRUHIN, EDNA M. Committal services for Edna M. Bruhin will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include: Dr. Sue Prill and Dr. Ben Cowan. Mrs. Bruhin, 79, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2002

BUNN, GLEN ALLEN Glen Allen Bunn, 60, of 328 Old Stage Trail, Bristol, Tenn., died Friday night in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn. Born March 4, 1941, he was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a veteran. Military funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Robinson Mortuary of Bristol. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2002

BUNN, GLEN ALLEN Graveside services for Glen Allen Bunn of 328 Old Stage Trail, Bristol, Tenn., who passed Jan. 4, 2002, will be Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at noon at the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with full military honors by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Bunn's survivors are one brother, Mr. Robert E. Bunn of Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Robinson Mortuary Inc. is serving the family of Mr. Glen Allen Bunn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2002

CAMPBELL, JAMES R. James R. Campbell, loving husband and father, passed away on Dec. 29, 2001, after a full and happy life. Born and raised in eastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia in small towns and farms, he enjoyed hiking the Appalachian Trail. He graduated with an engineering degree from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Xavier University. He leaves behind his loving wife Sandi; sons, Scott, Jim and Mike with their significant others and children; and a stepson, John, and stepdaughter, Heidi, in Wisconsin. Donations to the Arizona Humane Society, 9226 N. 13th Ave., Phoenix. Funeral services Jan. 4, 2002, 10 a.m. at the Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2002

CARICO, VIOLA Viola Carico, 85, passed away 7:45 p.m. Jan. 14, 2002, at Hospice House in Bristol. She had lived in Bristol, Va., for most of her life. She was living with her daughter, Oneida Blevins, in Kingsport for the past 2 1/2 months. Viola enjoyed and loved her friends at Douglas Senior Citizens Center. Viola was the daughter of the late Robert and Nancy Holbrook Hayes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emory E. Carico; and a son, Willis Carico. Viola is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Oneida Blevins of Kingsport, Frances and Bill Davis of Warren, Mich., Jane and Harold Blevins of Stryker, Ohio, and Nancy and James Smith; two sons and daughters-in-law, Hansel and Gladys Carico of Blountville and Don and Eleanor Carico of Bristol; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home and any time at the home of her daughter, Oneida Blevins of 5825 Cochise Trail, Kingsport. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Aaron Rayburn officiating. Music will be under the direction of Monehun Quartet. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Garden of Everlasting in East Lawn Memorial Park. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 16, 2002

CARICO, VIOLA Graveside service for Viola Carico will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Garden of Everlasting in East Lawn Memorial Park. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Carico, 85, passed away 7:45 p.m. Jan. 14, 2002, at Hospice House in Bristol. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Carico family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 17, 2002

CARTY, CECIL PINEY FLATS -- Mr. Cecil Carty, 85, of 338 Allison Road died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Carty was a native of Scott County and was a son of the late James Nathan and Sarah Catherine Wilson Carty. He was a carpenter and a member of Carpenter's Local Union No. 50. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Carty of the home; three sons, Robert "Bob" Carty of Piney Flats, Lowell Carty of Bluff City and Larry Carty of Bristol, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several neices and nephews also survive. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, from Webb-Lady Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Rick Carty, Terry Carty, Bobby Joe Carty, Robbie Carty, David Carty, Jimmy Byington, Wade Carty and Allen Carty. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Bristol Hospice, Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center and Allen Start. Those who wish to attend the graveside should meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. To those who desire, memorials may be made to Bristol Hospice House, 280 Steel's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7 until 8 p.m. Thursday or other times at the residence. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2002

CHUTE, HENRY JUNIOR BLOUNTVILLE -- Henry Junior Chute, 67, formerly of Stollings, W.Va., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born March 24, 1934, in Fairmont, W.Va., the son of the late Henry and Lena Murl Corbin Chute. He was a member of Sunbeam Chapel in Logan, W.Va., and attended Gospel Tabernacle Church in Abingdon. He was a member of the UMWA for 46 years and a retired mechanic from Elkay Mining Co. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Cottrill and Francis Shingleton. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Katharine Sue Hebb Chute; one son, David and wife, Mary Chute, of Abingdon; one daughter, Rebecca and husband, Allen White, of Bristol, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Hannah Leigh White of Bristol, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Farris Funeral Chapel in Abingdon with the Rev. Darrell Henley officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ronald Lambert, Rodney Noland, Craig Sharps, Michael Sharps, Allen White and Danny White. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002. The family will also receive friends and family following funeral services on Monday at the home of David and Mary Chute, 19255 Sterling Drive, Abingdon. Farris Funeral Service is serving the Chute family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 13, 2002

CHUTE, HENRY JUNIOR BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Henry Junior Chute will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Farris Funeral Chapel in Abingdon with the Rev. Darrell Henley officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ronald Lambert, Rodney Noland, Craig Sharps, Michael Sharps, Allen White and Danny White. The family will receive friends and family following funeral services on Monday at the home of David and Mary Chute, 19255 Sterling Drive, Abingdon. Mr. Chute, 67, formerly of Stollings, W.Va., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Farris Funeral Service is serving the Chute family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2002

CLARK, PAULINE MAYS BLOUNTVILLE -- Pauline Mays Clark, 72, formerly of 311 Adams Chapel Road, a resident of NHC Bristol, Tenn., died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Bristol, Tenn., but had lived in Niantic, Conn., and had returned to Blountville in 1990. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gladys Moore Mays. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: husband, Howard Clifton; daughters and spouses, Deborah and George Blazick of Gautier, Miss., and Kristina and Henry Mack of Levitown, Pa.; son, Howard C. Clark Jr. of San Francisco; sister, Louise Witt of Bristol, Va.; and grandchildren, Virginia Gilbert, Julie Blazick and Timothy Blazick.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Niles Kitzmiller officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff of NHC of Bristol. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 16, 2002

CLARK, PAULINE MAYS BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Pauline Mays Clark will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Niles Kitzmiller officiating. Mrs. Clark, 72, formerly of 311 Adams Chapel Road, a resident of NHC Bristol, Tenn., died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 17, 2002

CLEAR, FORREST GENE Forrest Gene Clear, 84, of Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Bristol Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 1, 1916, the son of the late Charles and Mary Pyle Clear in Saltville. He had lived most of his life in the Bristol area and was a former operator at Purity Bakery. He attended Edgemont Presbyterian Church and was a U.S. Army veteran earning a Purple Heart in World War II. He was the widower of Anna Bess Mullins Clear. Survivors include: Betty Buchanan, Margie Bryant, Margaret Potter and Linda Arnold; and nephews, Raymond Buchanan and Walter Buchanan. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2002

CLEAR, FORREST GENE Funeral services for Forrest Gene Clear will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Mr. Clear, 84, of Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Bristol Nursing Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2002

COLLIER, DAVID KEITH David Keith Collier, 41, 2100 Bradley St., Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, in Gray, Tenn., as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Collier was a Nassawaddox, Va., native and a son of Marie Brady Willis, Cape Charles, Va. , and the late Beauford Willis, deceased April 2001. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Collier was of the Nazarene faith. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Howard Collier of the home; one son, Darrell Evans, Plant City, Fla.,; three daughters, Donna McGhee and Crystal Collier, both of Lakeland, Fla., and Jennifer Collier, Port Charlotte, Fla.; one brother, Michael Collier, Cape Charles, Va.; one sister, Tammy Collier, Cape Charles; one uncle, Jerry Collier of the home; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the National Cemetery at Mountain Home. Pallbearers will be Lee Cole, Eddie Bryady, Matt Muston, Rick Hedinger, James E. Hart and Tony Burgin. The family will receive friends from 1:15 until 2:15 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Following the visitation, family and friends will proceed to the cemetery for committal services. The services are under the direction of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2002

COLLINS, EARL R. TAYLORSVILLE, NC -- Earl R. Collins, 86, went to be with his Lord at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville on Jan. 18, 2002. He was a native of Bristol. Tennessee/Virginia, and was a retired employee of Century Furniture Co. of Hickory, NC He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Collins. Survivors include: wife, Ruby Jolly Frye Collins; daughter, Treva Carrier and husband, Jeryl; stepson, Randy Frye and wife, Kathy; grandson, Brad Carrier and wife, Mary; step-grandsons, Brandon and Devin Frye; and great-grandchildren, Victoria Sturgill and Austin Carrier. Graveside services will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Niles Kitzmiller officiating. Weaver Funeral Home and Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville are in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2002

COLLINS, EARL R. TAYLORSVILLE, NC -- Graveside services for Earl R. Collins will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Niles Kitzmiller officiating. Mr. Collins, 86, went to be with his Lord at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville on Jan. 18, 2002. Weaver Funeral Home and Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville are in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2002

COMBS, ROGER CLEVELAND -- Roger Combs, 65, of the Clinchfield community died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. Born Aug. 26, 1936, in Wilder in Russell County, a son of the late Henry Forest Combs and Rittie Thompson Combs, he was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by two daughters: Tonyja Combs and Monica Combs; one son, Mark Combs; seven sisters, Bess, Dallas, Bea, Irene, Patsy, Peggy and Phyllis; and two brothers, Jack and Henry. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Rhea Combs: one son, Roger Allen Combs, Cleveland; two stepdaughters, Debra Thornton, Yulee, Fla., and Rhonda Whitney, Cleveland; two stepsons, David Sutherland, Brooker, Fla., and Randal Sutherland, Yulee, Fla.; a step-grandson, Joshua Scott of the home; 13 step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ann Musick, Bristol, Va., and Doris McGoldrick, Rutledge, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Combs Family Cemetery near Finney in Russell County with the Rev. Raleigh Couch officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honoring Mr. Combs' request, there will be no visitation. Those attending should meet at the cemetery by the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Russell County Chapter, Route 3, Box 23B, Lebanon, VA 24266. Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the family of Roger Combs. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2002

COMBS, ROGER CLEVELAND -Graveside services for Roger Combs will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Combs Family Cemetery near Finney in Russell County with the Rev. Raleigh Couch officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honoring Mr. Combs' request, there will be no visitation. Those attending should meet at the cemetery by the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Russell County Chapter, Route 3, Box 23B, Lebanon, VA 24266. Mr. Combs, 65, of the Clinchfield community, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the family of Roger Combs. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 23, 2002

CORNETTE, MARTHA ELLEN Martha Ellen Cornette, 90, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a housewife and a member of Central Holston Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Cornette. Survivors include: twin brother, George Thomas O'Dell, Silver Springs, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in Central Holston Christian Church with Eugene Brockley and Ken Kehrer officiating. Burial will follow in Crumley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Bryant, Scott O'Dell, Andy O'Dell, Shawn O'Dell, Jeff Witcher and Darryl Morton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Holston Christian Church Building Fund, 261 Sand Bar Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Central Holston Christian Church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 25, 2002

CREGER, MARGARET OLIVENE YEATTS Margaret Olivene Yeatts "Chub" Creger, 93, of Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at home. She was born March 19, 1908, in Abingdon, a daughter of the late Walter J. and Hattie Raines Yeatts, and had lived in Bristol more than 68 years. She was a member of Central Christian Church and Loyal Berean Sunday School Class and the Lucy Roberts Circle. She was a former employee of Gordon Garment and Bristol Knitting Mill. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Earl L. Creger of the home; three sisters, Mary G. Hagy of Bristol, Tenn., Ruth Barranco of Beaumont, Texas, and Jual Wagner of White Marsh, Md.; one sister-in-law, Nancy Yeatts of Abingdon; two step-grandchildren, David L. Creger and Angela D. Grant; three step-great-grandchildren, Joshua A. Creger, Sarah R. Creger and Victoria H. Grant; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2002, at Central Christian Church with Dr. Ross Dampier and Mr. Jeff Noah, ministers, officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald Yeatts, John Yeatts, Chris Allen, Herman Long, Gene Brockley, Bob Parker, Gayle Hagy and Paul Dyke. Honorary pallbearers will be V. D. Leonard, Willard Monroe, David Bernard, Don Smith, Mack Horton, John W. Jones, Sid Tiller, John O'Dell and members of Loyal Berean Class. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Blevins Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Central Christian Church. The family expresses special thanks to Dr. Sue Prill and the nursing staff of Wellmont Hospice. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Creger have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 13, 2002

CREGER MARGARET OLIVENE YEATTS The funeral service for Margaret Olivene Yeatts "Chub" Creger will be conducted at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2002, at Central Christian Church with Dr. Ross Dampier and Mr. Jeff Noah, ministers, officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald Yeatts, John Yeatts, Chris Allen, Herman Long, Gene Brockley, Bob Parker, Gayle Hagy and Paul Dyke. Honorary pallbearers will be V. D. Leonard, Willard Monroe, David Bernard, Don Smith, Mack Horton, John W. Jones, Sid Tiller, John O'Dell and members of Loyal Berean Class. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Blevins Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Central Christian Church. The family expresses special thanks to Dr. Sue Prill and the nursing staff of Wellmont Hospice. Mrs. Creger, 93, of Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Creger have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2002

CROUCH, ROBERT G. Robert G. Crouch, 78, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, in The Cambridge House in Bristol, Tenn. He was a native of Washington, DC, and moved to Bristol in 1970, moving from Waynesboro, Va., and was employed by Camac Corporation until his retirement in 1985. He graduated from Eastern High School, attended George Washington University and graduated from Benjamin Franklin University with a degree in accounting. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in active reserve from 1947 to 1960 as a master sergeant. Survivors include: his wife of 46 years, Mae M. Crouch; daughter, Gayla Belcher Harkins, Bristol, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Frankie Crouch, Winter Garden, Fla.; brother and wife, Richard and Marleen Crouch, Kingsport; granddaughters and spouses, Rebecca and Rusty Little, Bristol, Va., and Charlotte and Dave Perry, Bristol, Tenn.; great-granddaughters, Haley Perry and Jessie Perry, both of Bristol, Tenn.; niece, Jennifer Crouch; nephew, Robert Crouch; and cousin, Evelyn Tilghman, Irvington, Va. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northeast Chapter of Alzheimer's Association in Johnson City honor of his wife, Mae M. Crouch. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 15, 2002

CRYMBLE, LUCY MAY BOSWELL KINGSPORT -- Lucy May Boswell Crymble, 93, of 1348 Linville St. died Friday evening, Jan. 18, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Born in Petersburg, Va., she came to Kingsport in 1936, and was a member of First Presbyterian Chruch where she was a Sunday school teacher and a past president of the Presbyterian Women. Mrs. Crymble was very involved in community, school and church. She was instrumental in helping form the Netherland Inn Association and served as its first president. She was a member of the Virginia Club and a Junior League sustainer. Her husband, Carter Crymble preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Lucy Crymble Morse and husband, Jack Selter, of Winter Park, Fla.; a son, Alfred C. Crymble Jr. and wife, Vivian, of Kingsport; six grandchildren, David Morse, Lucy Carter Morse Roberts, Sean Crymble, Elizabeth Morse, Matthew Crymble and Kennon Crymble; and four great-grandchildren. Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamlet-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport with the Rev. Gary L.R. Bullard and the Rev. Elizabeth Morse officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn. Memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, TN 37660 or The Netherland Inn Restoration Project, c/o David Oaks, 1228 Watauga St., Kingsport, TN 37660. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2002

CUDDY, ETHEL BEATRICE ROSE Mrs. Ethel Beatrice Rose Cuddy, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 , at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Russell County, having lived most of her life in Bristol. She was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church and had worked for Monroe Calculating for 23 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Lee Rose and her husband, Edward L. Cuddy. She is survived by one son, Roger Cuddy and wife, Janice, of Bristol, Va.; one daughter, Jane Cuddy of Bristol, Va.; her mother, Mary Jane Hubbard Rose of Marion; two sisters, Trula Weaver of Bristol, Va., and Elinor Richards of Blountville; niece, Brenda Richards of Blountville; and nephews, Alan Weaver of Telluride, Colo., and Mark Weaver of Florida. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at 7 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tony Collins officiating. A committal service will be held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service. Pallbearers will be David Looney, Jackie Fleenor, James DeBord, Robert Cuddy, Robert Jackson and Jim Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Bostic, Randy Bostic, Dr. David Thompson, employees of Goodpasture Motor Company and Wallace Middle School. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery before the service on Thursday. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Cuddy. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2002

CUDDY, ETHEL BEATRICE ROSE A committal service for Mrs. Ethel Beatrice Rose Cuddy will be held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be David Looney, Jackie Fleenor, James DeBord, Robert Cuddy, Ralph Jackson and Jim Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Bostic, Randy Bostic, Dr. David Thompson, employees of Goodpasture Motor Company and Wallace Middle School. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery before the service on Thursday. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff on the fourth floor at Bristol Regional Medical Center for the care and concern shown them during Mrs. Cuddy's illness. Mrs. Cuddy, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 , at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Cuddy. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2002

CUNNINGHAM, LAURA NELL F. BLOUNTVILLE -- Laura Nell F. Cunningham of 164 Spurgeon Drive passed away Monday morning, Jan. 7, 2002, in Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in the Arcadia Community, she lived in Blountville since 1963. She retired from Kingsport Press. Mrs. Cunningham attended Methodist and Baptist churches. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Bordie and Fannie Bell Dishner Foulk. Surviving are her husband, Gaylord Lee Cunningham of the home; daughters, Melissa Rhoton and husband, M. Ray Rhoton Jr., Melinda Cunningham of Blountville; a son, Marion D. Cunningham of Blountville; grandchildren, Courtney, Jordan and Noah Rhoton; sister, Frances Ryan of Bristol, Va.; and a brother, Charles Foulk of Kingsport. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Guy Tilley and Rev. Alan Buckles officiating. Brian Henry will provide music. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial park. Pallbearers will be Steven Cox, Samuel Foulk, Doug Patterson, Howard Byrd, Ray Rhoton and Joel Williams. Memorial contributions may be made to Springdale Baptist Church Building Fund, 16515 Haga Road, Kingsport, TN 37660. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 9, 2002

DAVIDSON, MAXIE LEE SMITH GATE CITY -- Maxie Lee Smith Davidson, 83, of Route 2 passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at the Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn. She was born in Scott County, Va., on Dec. 6, 1918, to the late Dr. Robert Allen and Emma Lou Carico Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Midway United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Eugene (Gene) Davidson, June 2, 1988; three sisters, Chloe Cleo Smith, Izetta Smith and Nila Smith; and two brothers, Rudolph and Ralph Smith. Surviving are a son, Larry Gene Davidson and daughter-in-law Janet Davidson of Gate City; daughter, Janet D. Ketron of Kingsport; sister, Lorene Gillenwater of Gate City; grandchildren, Kim Davidson, Becky Ketron, Joe Davidson, Travis Ketron, Josh Ketron and Matthew Davidson; one great-grandchild due in June; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, or any time at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Don Large officiating. Music will be provided by Midway United Methodist Choir. Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews: Joe Davidson, Travis Ketron, Josh Ketron, Matthew Davidson, Terry Gillenwater, Jim Smith, Johnny Renfro and Mike Renfro. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Smith, Sammy Gillenwater, Bobby Gillenwater, Bruce Culbertson and the adult Sunday school class of Midway United Methodist Church. Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 13, 2002

DAVIS, CLARENCE GRIFFITH Clarence Griffith "Dave" Davis Sr., 79, of Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Wayland, Ky., a son of the late Carson L. Davis Sr. and Frankie Seagraves Davis, and had lived in Bristol since 1957. He was raised in Ashland, Ky., by his father and stepmother, the late Sylvia Preston Davis. He served in the U.S. Marines 1st Division at Guadalcanal during World War II. He was retired from Raytheon and was a member, deacon and Sunday School teacher at Calvary Baptist Church in Bristol, Tenn. He is survived by his wife, Doris L. Davis; one daughter, Pamela K. Davis Kerr and her husband Joseph C. Kerr of Bristol, Va.; one son, Clarence G. "Todd" Davis Jr. and his wife Bonnie Kathryn of Longview, Texas; granddaughters, Kathryn "Michelle" Nanney and her husband Glenn, "Kimba" Joy Campbell and her husband Paul, and Rachel Kathryn Kerr; grandson, Shawn Keenan Kerr and his wife, Megan Nichole Rogers Kerr; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carson L. Davis Jr., and a sister, Billie Lou Davis Snyder. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Trunnell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:45 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. The committal service will be at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Mountain View Cemetery with military rites by VFW Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Clarence Davis Men's Sunday School Class and deacons of Calvary Baptist Church, Raytheon Retirees and Sunnybrook Subdivision neighborhood friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, The American Heart Association or a favorite charity or organization. Arrangements especially for Mr. Davis have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 29, 2002

DAVIS, CLARENCE GRIFFITH Sr. The funeral service for Clarence Griffith "Dave" Davis Sr. will be conducted at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Trunnell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:45 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. The committal service will be at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Mountain View Cemetery with military rites by VFW Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Clarence Davis Men's Sunday School Class and deacons of Calvary Baptist Church, Raytheon Retirees and Sunnybrook Subdivision neighborhood friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, The American Heart Association or a favorite charity or organization. Mr. Davis., 79, of Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mr. Davis have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 30, 2002

DOTSON, ROBERT LEE SALTVILLE -- Robert Lee Dotson, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at home. Born March 25, 1944, in Russell County, he was a son of the late Omer Dotson and Mary Catherine Duty Dotson. He had lived in Saltville the past year. He was of the Holiness faith. Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Diane Crampton, Saltville; one granddaughter, Stephanie Kay Crampton, Saltville; five sisters, Ella Williams, Bluefield, W.Va., Judy Dotson, Cleveland, Phyllis Deskins, Louise Surcey and Norma Jean Fields, all of Lebanon; one brother, Sam J. Dotson, Castlewood; three half-sisters, Mattie Hall and Lucille Harris, both of Gate City, and Audrey Cloyd, Kingsport; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Don Stanley and the Rev. Less Royston officiating. Burial will follow in the Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon. Pallbearers will be Steven Dotson, Junior Jones, Gary Combs, Allen Combs, Robert Meade and Farrell Dotson. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Surcey and James Dotson. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the Dotson family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2002

DOTSON, ROBERT LEE SALTVILLE -- Funeral services for Robert Lee Dotson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Don Stanley and the Rev. Less Royston officiating. Burial will follow in the Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon. Pallbearers will be Steven Dotson, Junior Jones, Gary Combs, Allen Combs, Robert Meade and Farrell Dotson. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Surcey and James Dotson. Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the Dotson family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 15, 2002

DUNLAP, JACK F. TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jack F. Dunlap, 69, died Jan. 4, 2002. He was formerly of Bristol, Va., where he built Wolf Lair Village, a campground and miniature golf resort. He moved his family to Tucson to pursue a career in stunt work and acting. A commercial artist by trade, Jack eventually ended up appearing in many well-known films and television productions. With his wife, Peggy Graybeal Dunlap, they eventually formed their own production company, Arizona West Film Productions. Surviving are his wife, Peggy; one daughter, Kelley Dunlap Halstead of Bristol; two stepdaughters, Tammy Roberts of Bristol, Tenn., and Terry Graybeal of Tucson; one stepson, Bobby Graybeal Jr. of Tucson; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, in Tucson. Arrangements by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery in Tucson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2002

DUNN, ELIZABETH JANE STALLARD Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Stallard Dunn, 70, of 15506 Siesta Ave. died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born in Washington County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Charlie Stallard and Hessie Ritter Stallard and was the widow of Robert H. Dunn. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two sons, John H. Dunn and Bobby Dean Dunn both of the home; four daughters, Mildred Vanover of Charlotte, NC, Doris McConnell of Meadowview, Sara Montgomery of Henryville, Ind., and Mary Grizzle of the Hickory Tree Community in Bluff City; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. John E. Massey Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Casket bearers will be: Doug Norris, Jeff McConnell, Giles Burke, Dennis Grizzle, Butch Montgomery and Harry Dunn. Honorary casket bearers will be: Kevin Vanover, Terry Vanover, Travis Dunn, Jeff Montgomery and Cody Grizzle. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Maggie Elizabeth Dunn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 9, 2002

DUNN, MAGGIE ELIZABETH Mrs. Maggie Elizabeth Dunn, 70, 15506 Siesta Ave., Bristol, Va., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born in Washington County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Charlie Stallard and Hessie Ritter Stallard, and was the widow of Robert H. Dunn. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two sons, John H. Dunn and Bobby Dean Dunn, both of the home; four daughters, Mildred Vanvoer of Charlotte, NC, Doris McConnell of Meadowview, Sara Montgomery of Henryville, Ind., and Mary Grizzle of the Hickory Tree Community in Bluff City; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. John E. Massey Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Casket bearers will be: Doug Norris, Kevin Vanover, Giles Burke, Dennis Grizzle, Butch Montgomery and Harry Dunn. Honorary casket bearers will be: Terry Vanover, Travis Dunn and Jeff Montgomery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Maggie Elizabeth Dunn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2002

DURHAM, LILLIE BELLE TILSON JOHNSON CITY -- Ms. Lillie Belle Tilson Durham, 88, 400 N. Boone St., died Sunday, Jan.6, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Ms. Durham was a native of Bristol, Va., and had been a resident of Johnson City for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late George W. and Nancy Katheryn Wood Tilson. Ms. Durham was retired from the J.C. Penny Co. She was a member of the Boones Creek Bible Church. Ms. Durham was preceded in death by two sisters. Survivors include two brothers, Carl Tilson, East Point, Mich., and Doug Tilson, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Pastor J.T. Prater will officiate. Those planning to attend are to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to proceed to the cemetery. Appalachia Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2002

DUTY, GEORGE THOMAS George Thomas Duty, 74, of 102 Hemlock Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Buckingham County, Va., a son of the late David L. and Nora Amos Duty and had lived most of his life in Bristol. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member and elder of King Memorial Presbyterian Church. After 39 years of service, he retired from Flav-O-Rich Inc. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen Duty; three sisters, Alice Bade and Martha Woodlief, both of Lynchburg, and Nora Bess Davis of Baltimore; two brothers, David L. Duty of Ashland, Ore., and Amos Patrick Duty of Salem, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Sue Duty; a sister, Mary St. Clair; and a brother, Homer Hopkins Duty. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at King Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Daniel Foreman, Rev. Bert Edwards and Rev. Jim Loftis officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Calvin Miller, Wayne Riggs, Rob Culbertson, Richard Hopkins, Harold D. Hill, Carl Hill, Vernon Duty and Jackie Duty. Honorary pallbearers will be members of King Memorial Presbyterian Church, Rev. BennyBowman and Vicki and Larry Clark. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Friday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Building Fund of King Memorial Presbyterian Church. The family wishes to thank the employees of the outpatient dialysis center at Bristol Regional Medical Center and the 4th Floor West Nursing Staff. Arrangements especially for Mr. Duty have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2002

DUTY, GEORGE THOMAS The funeral service for George Thomas Duty will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at King Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Daniel Foreman, Rev. Bert Edwards and Rev. Jim Loftis officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Calvin Miller, Wayne Riggs, Rob Culbertson, Richard Hopkins, Harold D. Hill, Carl Hill, Vernon Duty and Jackie Duty. Honorary pallbearers will be members of King Memorial Presbyterian Church, Rev. Benny Bowman and Vicki and Larry Clark. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Building Fund of King Memorial Presbyterian Church. The family wishes to thank the employees of the outpatient dialysis center at Bristol Regional Medical Center and the 4th Floor West Nursing Staff. Mr. Duty, 74, of 102 Hemlock Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mr. Duty have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 12, 2002

EDWARDS, ADELE BUCHANAN Adele Buchanan Edwards, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, while visiting family in Sacramento, Calif. Mrs. Edwards was born Feb. 17, 1912, in the community of Green Cove, Va. She was the second oldest of four daughters born to William and Mary Buchanan. She attended elementary school in Green Cove and Glade Spring and completed high school in 1930 at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. After completing two years at Virginia Intermont College, plans for attending Cincinnati Conservatory of Music were changed when she married her high school sweetheart, Karl W. Edwards, a Navy radioman, on Nov. 11, 1932. Linda Annette, her only child, was a joyful package delivered to them in Long Beach, Calif., in June, 1938. Adele continued to follow the Navy caravan until Karl received orders to the Philippines in 1940. Due to World War II and Karl being captured on Corregidor in 1942, Adele returned home to Green Cove where she began her career as a school and piano teacher. During the war years, she would often catch the "Old Creeper" train to Whitetop, teach piano lessons and return the same day. After Karl's release from POW camp in 1946, Adele and Annette followed Karl's career until he retired as a LTJG in 1948. They returned to Green Cove, Adele resumed her teaching and Karl finished four years at Emory & Henry. Their family moved to Bristol, Tenn., in 1952, where Adele completed her bachelor of arts degree at East Tennessee State University while teaching at Wallace and Stonewall Jackson Schools. She retired from the Virginia School System after 30 years in the classroom. For the next 20 years, she and Karl resided both in Green Cove and in Bristol. Following Karl's death in 1995, she moved to Pensacola, Fla., where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Jim Goode; a granddaughter and her husband, Kara, and Jack Kraft of Sacramento; a grandson and his wife, Todd and Maureen Goode, of Honolulu; and great-grandchildren, Braeden and Aubryn Kraft of Sacramento. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at First Baptist Church, Bristol, Va., with Chaplain James Goode and Dr. David Stancil officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Great Family Network, Inc., 1800 North Palafax, Pensacola, FL 32501. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Blevins Funeral Home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Edwards have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2002

EDWARDS, FAYE AUDREY CROSS VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Faye Audrey Cross-Edwards was born on Oct. 6, 1926, in Blountville. She died Jan. 5, 2002, in Vancouver. She was the daughter of David and Jennie Cross. She enjoyed her enormous family, loved to bake, loved to feed small, wild animals and enjoyed gardening. Faye enjoyed family water fights and had a zest for life. Faye was dearly loved by her husband and family and will be truly missed. Survivors include: husband of 54 years, Charley Edwards; 11 children; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; on expected great-grandchild; four sisters, June Morrell of Bluff City, Mildred McClain of Blountville, Peggy Taylor of Bristol, Tenn., and Maxine Hunter of Tampa, Fla. A memorial service will be held Sunday in Vancouver. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 6, 2002

EGGERS, JAMES G. ABINGDON -- James G. Eggers, 90, a well-known resident of 27050 Shortsville Road went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 14, 1911, in Zionsville, NC, to the late William Claude and Emma Miller Eggers. He lived most of his life in Washington County, Va., area. He was a graduate of Greenfield High School and held a bachelor's degree from Emory & Henry College. He was a retired sanitation with the Virginia Health Department, having worked in Washington County for more than 25 years before his retirement in 1976. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy on board the USS Tennessee Battleship. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Smyth Eggers in 1995, after 60 years of marriage. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows and McCabe Lodge No. 56 for more than 60 years. He was also a member of Abingdon Masonic Lodge No. 48 A. F. & A.M. He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. He was also preceded in death by two infant sons; one brother, R. Glenn Eggers; and two sisters, Pearl Eggers Jones and Edith Compton. Survivors include one daughter, Aleta Eggers Spicer of Abingdon; grandchildren, Jim and Lori Taylor of Clifton Forge, Va., Jeff Spicer of Williamsburg, Va., and Erin Spicer of Abingdon; great-grandchildren, Stephen and Kristen Taylor of Clifton Forge; one brother, Richard Eggers of Abingdon; two sisters, Bonnie Nash and Mary Lois Rutledge, both of Bristol, Va..; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of the life of James G. Eggers will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry A. Eggers and the Rev. Sherrill Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Farris Funeral Service. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

EGGERS, JAMES G. ABINGDON -- A celebration of the life of James G. Eggers will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry A. Eggers and the Rev. Sherrill Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Eggers, 90, a well-known resident of 27050 Shortsville Road, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Farris Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2002

ELLIS, MARTHA ANN MABE ELKWOOD -- Mrs. Martha Ann Mabe Ellis, 85, died on Jan. 19, 2002, at her residence. She was born in Mountain City, Tenn., to the late Millard Mabe and Patsy Ann Boldin Mabe. She was a member of the First Century Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Barty W. Ellis (Ann) of Eagle Rock, Va., Delmar E. "Bug" Ellis (Priscilla) of Rapidan and George J. Ellis (Emily) of Boston, Va.; nine daughters and their husbands, Dorothy Eva Wolfrey (Less) of Richardsville, Shirley F. Bailey (Joe) of Brandy Station, Barbara A. Bailey (Bobby) of Montpelier, Ohio, Pat F. Woodward (Kerry) of Elkwood, Betty S. Sistrunk (John) of Carlisle, SC, Alice D. Meadows (Mac) of Charlottesville, Mary R. Benson (Charles) of Unionville, Kathy J. Ellis of Union, SC, and Bessie Ann Haught of Remington; a sister, Rose Kilby of Shady Valley, Tenn.; 33 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ellis was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Barty Ellis; a son, Allen Orville Ellis; a daughter, Nancy Ruth Ellis; a granddaughter, Robin Chambers; a great-granddaughter, Constance Settle; three sisters, Jetty Shores, Ruth Foster and Eva Rudy; and two brothers, Earl Farris and Rufus Mabe. The family will receive friends on Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, Culpeper, from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, Culpeper, with the Rev. Tim Atkins and Rev. Raymond Ferris officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Damascus, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at 2 p.m. Pallbearers named will be James "Tony" Sisk, Benjamin Haught, Ricky Clatterbuck, Michael Breeden, Dereck Rupard, Richard "Ricky" Wolfrey, Bobby Ellis and Joe Bailey. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of a contribution in her name to the First Century Church Building Fund, c/o Harold Walker, 14108 Catalpa Drive, Culpeper, VA 22701. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, Culpeper, is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2002

ESTES, ANGELA MICHELLE ADAMS OLATHE, KS. -- Angela Michelle Adams Estes, 27, of 1845 E. 152nd Court passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was the daughter of Tony and Becky Harr Adams, and had lived in the Bristol area for 23 years before moving to Kansas four years ago. She was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and Tennessee High School. She was a home patient representative for Care Mark, Inc. She was a member of Cambridge Church in Kansas, Mo. She was a Girl Scout cookies coordinator and had many hobbies including scrap booking and stamping. Surviving besides her parents are, husband, Gary Estes Jr.; sister, Laura Beth Adams Story and husband, David; niece and nephew, Sarah and Kaleb Story; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Cathy Estes Sr.; sister-in-law, Christina Estes Hyskell and husband, Bryson; paternal grandmother, Patsy Adams; maternal grandfather, Price Harr and maternal step-grandmother, Billie Jean Harr; and several special aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Betty Harr and paternal grandfather, Bill Adams. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. at Avoca Christian Church with Minister Bob Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will include family and friends from the Tri-Cities and Kansas areas. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Cambridge Church at 13408 Holmes Road, Kansas, MO 64148 or to the Bristol Tennessee School Foundation/Special Education Fund at 615 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, Tenn. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. The family would like to say a special thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2002

ESTES, ANGELA MICHELLE ADAMS OLATHE, KS. -- Funeral services for Angela Michelle Adams Estes will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. at Avoca Christian Church with Minister Bob Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will include family and friends from the Tri-Cities and Kansas areas. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Cambridge Church at 13408 Holmes Road, Kansas, MO 64148 or to the Bristol Tennessee School Foundation/Special Education Fund at 615 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, Tenn. Mrs. Estes, 27, of 1845 E. 152nd Court passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2002

FAUCETTE, JEAN BUCKLES CHARLOTTE, NC -- Mrs. Jean Buckles Faucette, 76, died in Charlotte on Jan. 29, 2002. She was born in Bristol, Tenn., daughter of the late Captain Walter A. Buckles and the late Harriet Cornelius Buckles on Aug. 12, 1925. She graduated from Virginia Intermont College. She is survived by her husband, William L. Faucett; three sons, William L. Faucette Jr. and Michael Avory Faucette of Charlotte and David Edward Faucette of Branch Bank, NJ; a granddaughter, Judith A. Faucette of Raleigh; and a sister, Mrs. J. Fields Young Jr. of Shelby, NC. Mrs. Faucette was a long-time member of Avondale Presbyterian Church and the Salvation Army Auxiliary. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Jean Faucette will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Avondale Presbyterian Church, with a visitation of friends following in the fellowship hall. The Rev. Dr. John Earl will be officiating. Memorials may be given to the Minister's Discretionary Fund of Avondale Presbyterian Church, 2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 or to the Salvation Army Auxiliary, PO Box 31443, Charlotte, NC 28231. Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service and Cremation Service, Charlotte Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2002

FAUST, ROBERT GREGORY Robert Gregory "Greg" Faust, 33, of 712 Painter Creek Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at his home. He was born April 9, 1968, in Columbia, SC He had made his home in the Bristol area all of his life, was a graduate of John S. Battle High School, a U.S. Army veteran and a former employee of Bristol Compressors. Survivors include his wife, Joy Dawn Cooper Faust; two daughters, Chasity St. Claire Faust and Daelyn Jade Faust; his parents, Bob and Peggy Faust; brother, Baron Faust of Arlington, Va.; paternal grandfather, Charles Jake Faust; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Donna Cooper; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Sarver officiating. Committal services with military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Cole, Neal Lilly, Brian Wright, Chris Carrier, Ted Lawson and Robert Fleenor. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff McConnell, Bo Mutter, Drew Quina and Harold Puckett. Special thanks to Dr. Boccarossa and staff of Sapling Grove Surgery Center. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2002

FAUST, ROBERT GREGORY Committal services for Robert Gregory "Greg" Faust with military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Cole, Neal Lilly, Brian Wright, Chris Carrier, Ted Lawson and Robert Fleenor. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff McConnell, Bo Mutter, Drew Quina and Harold Puckett. Special thanks to Dr. Boccarossa and staff of Sapling Grove Surgery Center. Mr. Faust, 33, of 712 Painter Creek Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 23, 2002

FIELDS, HELEN ALLISON Helen Allison Fields, 76, of Bristol, Va., passed away at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness. Born in Wyndale, Va., on Oct. 7, 1925, a daughter of the late Israel Dunn and Susie Weddle Allison, she had resided in this area most of her life. Mrs. Fields had been employed at Bristol Lingerie. She attended Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Fields will be missed as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and by her many friends of bluegrass music at the State Street Mural. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Richard "Bill" Fields, in 1973 and by several brothers and sisters. Survivors include four children, Danny Fields and wife, Irma Jo Fields, of Kingsport, Judy Fields of Bristol, Tenn., Bud Fields of Bristol, Va., and Sue Edwards and husband, Sam Edwards, of Bristol, Va.; two grandchildren, Greg Fields and Amanda Fields; two great-grandchildren, Brittany Fields and Katana White; one sister, Jeanette Bellamy of Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Walter L. Statzer will officiate. Music will be provided by Mary Munsey. Burial will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Allison, Jimmy Nunez, Dan Nunez, Eddie Blaylock, Kevin Jackson and Darrell Schwartz. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Boyd, Glenn Harlow, Bobby Fields, Sam Edwards and Dr. Shannon Finch. The family suggest that those wishing may make memorial contributions to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and at other hours at the residence of a son, Bud Fields, 804 Cumberland Ave., Apt. 2, Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2002

FIELDS, HELEN ALLISON Funeral services for Helen Allison Fields will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Walter L. Statzer will officiate. Music will be provided by Mary Munsey. Burial will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Allison, Jimmy Nunez, Dan Nunez, Eddie Blaylock, Kevin Jackson and Darrell Schwartz. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Boyd, Glenn Harlow, Bobby Fields, Sam Edwards and Dr. Shannon Finch. The family suggests that those wishing may make memorial contributions to Shriner's Hosptial for Children, 950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605. Mrs. Fields, 76, of Bristol, Va., passed away at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 9, 2002

FLEMING, GWEN PHILLIPS Former state representative and longtime Democratic activist Gwen Phillips Fleming of Bristol Tennessee died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Fripp Island, SC She was 90. Fleming served two terms in the state House of Representatives from 1971 through 1975 and was one of three women from Sullivan County elected to the state legislature. While in office, Fleming served as vice-chairwoman of the legislative committee that helped override a gubernatorial veto and establish the medical school at East Tennessee State University. Born in 1911 in Castle Haven, Cambridge, Md., she moved to Bristol with her husband, John Fleming, in 1947 and began her political involvement the following year. Fleming was a charter member and former president of the Sullivan County Democratic Women. She served in the congressional campaigns of Sen. Estes Kefauver in 1948, 1954 and 1960, and served on the state Democrat Executive Committee from 1962-66. She served on the Electoral College and attended the Democratic National Convention in 1964 and again in 1980 for former President Jimmy Carter. In 1992 and 1996, she served on the Electoral College as a delegate for former President Bill Clinton. Fleming served on several state boards and commissions, including the Tennessee Board of Trustees for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary, Eastern State Psychiatric Hospital advisory board, East Tennessee League of Women Voters and the Tennessee Bicentennial Commission. In 1974, she received a commendation from the Tennessee General Assembly for her diligence and effectiveness in championing medical education. In 1979, the Tennessee Commission on the Status of Women honored her for outstanding efforts in promoting opportunities for women. Locally, she served on the board of the United Way of Bristol, the Bristol Regional Rehabilitation Board, the Bristol Mental Health Board, the Bristol Parent Teacher Association Council and the American Heart Association. Fleming is credited with helping establish the first juvenile court in Bristol Tennessee and later served as an advisor to that court. She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and served as president of the Women of the Church, chairwoman of St. Elizabeth's Guild, church bazaar, the Alter Guild and church vestry. Fleming was a graduate of Pierce College in Philadelphia and did graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania. She served as a vocational advisor for the Veteran's Administration during World War II and later served as personnel director for a division of the Bendix Corp. She is survived by her husband, John M. Fleming; two daughters, Ann McLendon of Atlanta, and Gwendolyn Scaff of Columbus, Miss.; three granddaughters, two great -granddaughters and one great-grandson. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Paul Hamilton Fuller IV officiating. Committal and entombment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. The church vestry will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 700 Cumberland St., Bristol, VA 24201, or to a favorite charity. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2002

FLEMING, GWENDOLYN PHILLIPS The funeral service for Gwendolyn Phillips Fleming of Bristol, Tenn., who died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Fripp Island, SC, will be conducted at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Paul Hamilton Fuller IV officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:45 p.m. in the parish hall of the church prior to the service. The committal and entombment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The Church vestry will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 700 Cumberland St., Bristol, VA 24201 or to a favorite charity. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Fleming have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 9, 2002

FLETCHER, REBECCA ANN "BECKY" Rebecca Ann "Becky" Fletcher, 26, of 1734 King Mill Pike died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Washington, DC, and had lived in Bristol for the past three years. She attended the Church of God and was a nursing student. Survivors include her parents, Jimmy Lee and Margaret Ball Fletcher of Bristol, Va.; a brother, Jimmy Wayne Fletcher of Bristol, Va.; her maternal grandmother, Fonna Mae Ball of Bristol, Va.; her paternal grandfather, Giles Marmon Fletcher of Hansonville, Va.; a very special niece, Brittany Ann Fletcher; a special friend, Samantha Hicks; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Blevins Funeral Home. Arrangements especially for Becky have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2002

FRAZIER, MARGIE LYNN KING Margie Lynn King Frazier, 91, formerly of Piney Flats, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, in Anderson Health Care Center, Gray. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and the daughter of the late James and Mattie Oliver King. Ms. Frazier was a graduate of Mary Hughes High School where she had played on the women's basketball team. She was a homemaker. Ms. Frazier was a member of New Bethel Presbyterian Church where she was active in the choir, Presbyterian Women and as a youth leader. She was preceded in death by a son, William K. Frazier, and four brothers, Alton King, Clifton King, Don King and Ivan King. Ms. Frazier is survived by one sister, Trixie Johnson, Gulfport, Miss.; two granddaughters, Mary Lynn Barnes, Johnson City, and Anne White, Piney Flats; five great-grandchildren, Byron Barnes, Maria Barnes, Maryl White, Karisa White and Jana White; sister-in-law, Lucille King, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in New Bethel Presbyterian Church, Piney Flats. Dr. Andrew Spence will officiate. Committal services and burial will follow in New Bethel Cemetery. Friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions to New Bethel Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 592 New Bethel Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Arrangements are under the direction of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 25, 2002

GILL, FRANCES SINGLETON Frances Singleton Gill, 77, of 9452 Appaloosa Road, Bristol, Va., died on Jan. 29, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of Millard H. Gill and attended Light House Baptist Church. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Dewey and Olga Gill of Bristol, Va.; sisters, Rose Lang of Abingdon, Margie Greer of North Carolina, and Lou Ann Kimberlin of Herndon, Va.; granddaughter, Janet Meadows; grandson, James Gill; great-granddaughter, Heather Gill; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Arnold officiating. Committal services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include: family and friends. The family will receive friends on Thursday form 7-8 p.m. prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2002

GRAGG, GERALDINE C. Geraldine C. Gragg, 74, of 800 Norfolk Ave., Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Scott County, Va., and a daughter of the late Robert A. and Dora Acta May Richie Clark. She had lived in Bristol since 1961. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, George Blaylock; a daughter, Bobbie Greer of Bristol, Va.; four sons, Larry L. Robinson of Kingsport, David Gragg and Joe S. Gragg, both of Bristol, Tenn., and George A. Gragg of the home; four sisters, Bessie Miller and Dorothy Purty, both of Bristol, Tenn., Lille Dean of Nickelsville, Va., and Janie Castle of Dante, Va.; one brother, Milton Clark of Gate City; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Osie Shoemaker. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 2nd, in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Littrell and Pastor Eddie Zimmerman officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Oliver, Tim Leonard, Harvey Neal, George Alexander, John Buchanan and Jeff Powers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Bean, Kenneth Smith, Billie Greer and Randal Blaylock. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family would like to express special thanks to the staff of 3 West of Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gragg have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER DEC. 31, 2001

GRAGG, CERALDINE C. The funeral service for Geraldine C. Gragg will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 2nd, in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Littrell and Pastor Eddie Zimmerman officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Oliver, Tim Leonard, Harvey Neal, George Alexander, John Buchanan and Jeff Powers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Bean, Kenneth Smith, Billie Greer and Randal Blaylock. The family will receive friends from 6 til 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Gragg, 74, of 800 Norfolk Ave., Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gragg have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2002

GREEAR, GALE BRYANT Gale Bryant Greear of Bristol Tennessee died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in St. Charles, Va., a daughter of the late Garland Bryant and Etta Mae Evans Bryant, and had lived in Bristol since 1962. She was a graduate of Northeast State Technical Community College and was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. She was a former employee of Raytheon and Unisys and was retired from Bristol Tennessee Electric System. She is survived by her husband, Frank Greear; four daughters, Aletha Gibson and her husband Ronnie of Bristol, Tenn.. Teresa Lindamood and her husband Stewart of Blountville, Rebecca Faidley and her husband Jack of Bristol, Tenn., and Gwen Calloway and her husband David of Bristol, Va.; a son, David Greear of Bristol, Tenn.; three sisters, Dorothy Boone of Coeburn, Betty Rowland Nuckles of Abingdon and Maxie Stewart of Plant City, Fla.; two brothers, Tommy Bryant of Lebanon and Dan Bryant of Coeburn; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening at Parkway Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Montgomery officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The committal service and burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens at 11 o'clock Thursday morning. Men of the church will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Parkway Baptist Church, 1253 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Greear were made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 29, 2002

GREEAR, GALE BRYANT The funeral service for Gale Bryant Greear will be conducted at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening at Parkway Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Montgomery officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The committal service and burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens at 11 o'clock Thursday morning. Men of the church will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Parkway Baptist Church, 1253 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Greear of Bristol Tennessee died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Greear were made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 30, 2002

GOMEZ, SYLVIA R. SMITH Sylvia R. Smith Gomez, 60, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Bristol, Va., the daughter of Wilbur F. "Jack" and Helen Hoover Smith of 285 Cherokee Road in Bristol, Va. She was a graduate of Bristol Virginia High School and Virginia Intermont College and attended East Tennessee State University. She was graduated from Watts Hospital School of Medical Technology in Durham, NC, as a registered A.S.C.P. She worked several years in the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia and did research on the pneumonia vaccine. She was a former member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church and the Church of the Glad Tidings before moving to San Antonio eight years ago. Mrs. Gomez attended te New Vision Church of God in San Antonio. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of eight years, Gilbert Gomez of San Antonio; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Dr. Tony Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Weaver, Wayne Cox, Jack Glover, Paul Tate, Steven King, Hershel Stevens, Charlie Roe and Robbie Hicks. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Blevins Funeral Home. In lieu of lowers, memorial contributions may be sent to any charity of choice or to Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church, 327 W. Mary St., Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gomez have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2002

GOMEZ, SYLVIA SMITH The funeral service Sylvia Smith Gomez will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Dr. Tony Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Weaver, Wayne Cox, Jack Glover, Paul Tate, Steven King, Hershel Stevens, Charlie Roe and Robbie Hicks. In lieu of lowers, memorial contributions may be sent to any charity of choice or to Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church, 327 W. Mary St., Bristol, VA 24201. Mrs. Gomez, 60, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gomez have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 6, 2002

HARLESS, CLAUDE W. Sr. Funeral services for Claude W. Harless Sr. will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlette and Rev. Benny Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jimmy Harless, Larry Harless, Terry Jones, Scott Cross, Jimmy Jones, Chad Cross, Ray Wilson and Chris Wilson. Mr. Harless, 74, 416 Lakeview St., Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2002

HARTSOCK, SARAH JANE LEBANON -- Sarah Jane Hartsock, 23, of Big Moccasin Community, Route 3, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in Sullivan County on June 28, 1978. Sarah was born a very special child with many health problems, but overcame her challenges by working hard. Sarah loved and was loved by many people; she loved her Jesus, her home and the moon and the stars. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School. Sarah was a member of Free Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Bill J. Hartsock, Sept. 9, 2001; maternal grandfather, Kern Francisco; and paternal grandparents, Joe P. and Annie Castle Hartsock. Surviving are her mother, Peggy Hartsock of Lebanon; sisters, Suzy Ruffel of Greeneville, Tenn., Cathy Price of Marco Island, Fla., and Beth Hartsock of Kingsport; maternal grandmother, Ann Francisco of Weber City, Va.; eight nieces and nephews, David, Jonathan, Jason and Brandy Taylor, Michael and Christine Price, and Blake and Becka Stallard; and a loving and wonderful baby-sitter for 17 years, Mrs. Betty Easterly. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, and any time at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Larry Beavers officiating. Music will be conducted by Free Hill Church choir. Graveside services will be Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Free Hill Church Cemetery (Little Duck Community). Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will meet at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Free Hill Baptist Church Building Fund or Cemetery Upkeep Fund, c/o Jimmy Williams, Route 2, Box 754, Nickelsville, VA 24271. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

HAWKS, GLENN Glenn Hawks, 52, of Bristol, Tenn., died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Bristol, Va., and a member of the Bristol Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include: wife, Linda Taylor Hawks of Bristol, Tenn.; mother, Lillie Hawks of Bristol, Tenn.; sons, Michael Hawks of Knoxville and Erik Hawks of California; stepchildren, Sandra Pappas of Bristol, Tenn., Jess Rosenbaum of Bristol, Tenn., Dean Long of Bristol, Tenn., and Gene Long of Roanoke; grandchildren, Chrissy Pappas and Erik Hawks Jr.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Todd Leonard officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2002

HAWKS, GLENN Funeral services for Glenn Hawks will be conducted on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Todd Leonard officiating. Interment will follow at Weaver's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Mr. Hawks, 52, of Bristol, Tenn., died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 6, 2002

HUFF, VELLA JUANITA CRAWFORD ABINGDON -- Vella Juanita Crawford Huff of 19628 Mountain Road went to be with the Lord on Thrusday, Jan. 3, 2002, after a lingering illness. She was born in Mendota, Va., but was formerly of Castlewood, the daughter of the late John and Darcas Crawford. She was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church in St. Paul and attended Highlands Fellowship Church in Abingdon. She and her late husband established Ma's and Pa's Restaurant in July of 1966 and had a long history of employment for Rockwell Manufacturing in St. Paul. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Huff; and son-in-law, Wiley Greer. She is survived by five daughters, Evelyn Greer of Gray, Tenn., Linda Wilson and husband, Stan, of Norton, Peggy Dixon and husband, Scott, of Castlewood, Janice Sabo and husband, Joe C., of Knoxville and Sue Richardson and husband, Rick, of Abingdon; a foster daughter, Linda Altizer and husband, Doug, of Birmingham, Ala.; six sons, Roy E. Huff Jr. of Bristol, Tenn., Gene Huff and wife, Faye, of Lebanon, Bob Huff and wife, Margaret, of Lebanon, Lowell Huff and wife, Dot, of Abingdon, Jimmy Huff and wife, Dixie, of Roanoke and John Huff and wife, Janel, of Abingdon; one half-sister, Ruth Crawford Bolling of Pulaski; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel in Castlewood on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at 2 p.m. with grandson-in-law, Rev. Thomas Lutz officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law. Family will receive friends in Castlewood Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, from 6 to 9 p.m. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2002

HUNLEY, KENNETH "BEAR" CHURCH HILL, Tenn. -- Graveside services for Kenneth (Bear) Hunley will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at East Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends are to meet at the Johnson Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Daniel Jeter, Worley Barrett, Charlie Bill Gray, Larry Collins, Ben Bradley and John Estes. Honorary pallbearers will be A. L. Webb, Paul Chesnutt, Robert Christian, Gene Clover, Tony Morton, BHR and Stitner Racing Teams. Mr. Hunley, 72, of 109 Jefferson Ave. passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at 3 a.m. at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital following an extended illness. Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 29, 2002

HUNT, FREDDIE VERNON Freddie Vernon Hunt, 53, 208 Lindas Way, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at home. He was a native of Bristol and son of Irene Morelock Hunt and the late William Curtis Hunt. He was a retired lieutenant with Bristol Virginia Police Department, presently with King College Security. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a veteran of U.S. Army Military Police and while with Bristol Virginia Police Department he received the Badge of Valor. Surviving, other than his mother, are a daughter, Tara Hunt; son, Kristopher Hunt; and their mother, Susan Hunt, all of Bristol, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny and Angela Hunt, Johnny and Renee Hunt, both of Bristol, Va., Robert and Sandy Hunt, Bristol, Tenn., Ronald and Joyce Hunt, Salem, Va., and Charles and Diane Hunt, Roanoke; one special granddaughter, Sydney Laurel Snapp; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bert Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery with Bristol Virginia Police Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Brian Hunt, Eugene McCoy, Charlie Jones, Andrew Kristofek, Marty Helton, Jimmy Nunez, Billy McDaniels, Charlie Arnold and Rick Shepherd. Honorary pallbearers: Bristol Virginia Police Officers, Bristol Virginia Sheriffs Department, Bristol Tennessee Police Officers, Joe Almany, Craig Beyer, security department of King College, Clifford Kiser, Joe Honaker and Bill Helton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home and other times at 2549 Veda Drive, Bristol, Va. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2002

HUNT, FREDDIE VERNON Funeral services for Freddie Vernon Hunt will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bert Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery with Bristol Virginia Police Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Brian Hunt, Eugene McCoy, Charlie Jones, Andrew Kristofek, Marty Helton, Jimmy Nunez, Billy McDaniels, Charlie Arnold and Rick Shepherd. Honorary pallbearers: Bristol Virginia Police Officers, Bristol Virginia Sheriffs Department, Bristol Tennessee Police Officers, Joe Almany, Craig Beyer, security department of King College, Clifford Kiser, Joe Honaker and Bill Helton. Mr. Hunt, 53, 208 Lindas Way, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at home. Among survivors are his wife, Carol Hunt, Bristol, Tenn.; and stepson, Tyler Shuttle, Bristol, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 22, 2002

JOHNSON, WILLIE MYRTLE WYATT ELIZABETHTON -- Willie Myrtle Wyatt Johnson, 74, of Life Care Center died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at Sycamore Shoales Hospital. She was born Sept. 18, 1927, the daughter of the late Frank and Virginia Lou Phillips Wyatt and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. Mrs. Johnson was the widow of Tom Johnson. She was a former employee of Gordon Garment and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis May; three sisters, Marie Moore, HattieRush and Shirley Trivette; one brother, Claude Wyatt; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Wyatt Cemetery at 1 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends following the service at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2002

JUSTICE, RONALD KEITH Ronald Keith Justice Sr., 73, of Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, from his home. He was born in Woodman, Ky., a son of the late Oscar and Alta Clevenger Justice, and had lived in this area for over 40 years. He was a graduate of Grundy High School, where he was placed in the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1943-1947, and attended Emory & Henry College and Milligan College. He served in the 11th Airborne Division Paratroopers during the Korean War, was co-owner of Royal Motor Sales in Grundy and was named 1982 Outstanding Man of the Year by the Central Heights Ruritan Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Buchanan Justice; four sons, Ronald K. Justice Jr. and his wife Corinna of Piney Flats, Daniel L. Justice of Blountville, Randall W. Justice and his wife Kathy of Bristol and Kenneth D. Justice and his wife Roslynn of Blountville; one sister, Clemie Jane Justice of Bristol; two brothers, Kenneth "Toddy" Justice of Grundy and George "Bo" Justice of Bristol; one grandson, Brandon Justice; four granddaughters, Nikki Justice, Jennifer Bacon, Danielle Justice and Jessica Justice; one great-grandson, Darius Justice; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. William L. "Leo" Ketron officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 Tuesday evening at the funeral home. The committal service will be at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Ashley, Jack Buchanan Jr., Jim Buchanan, Raymond Cole Jr., Robbie King, Craig Plymal, Jason Plymal, David Witt, Jimmy Witt and Scotty McCoy. Honorary pallbearers will be James Arrington, Jimmy Arrington, Sonny Ellis, Lloyd Moore, Ed Woodard, Sonny Raines, Tob Rife and Kermit Adkins. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Bethel Baptist Church, 1732 Paperville Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Mr. Justice have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 29, 2002

KEGLEY, RUTH SHUPE A graveside service for Mrs. Ruth Shupe Kegley will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at 1 p.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Amy Y. Holmes and Rev. William H. Martin officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeff Kegley, Jim Kegley, Chris Donaldson, Barry Firebaugh Jr., Keith Hagy, Bryan Kegley and Brett Firebaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be the entire staff of Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Holston United Methodist Home for Children, PO Box 188, Greeneville, TN 37744. Family and friends are to assemble at the funeral home by 12:35 p.m. Thursday for a procession to the cemetery. Mrs. Kegley, 92, passed away, Monday, Jan,. 7, 2002, at Valley Health Care Center. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Kegley. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 10, 2002

KISER, SAMUEL J. Samuel J. Kiser, 82, of 1204 New Hampshire Ave., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. Born in Carbo, Va., to Samuel J. and Ersula Kiser, he had made his home in Bristol for the past 60 years. He was a veteran of World War II , serving in the Battle of the Bulge and retired from Holston Steel in Bristol. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He does leave behind a very special friend and the family of Johnnie Walling, with whom he made his residence. Friends may call from 6 till 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Castle Funeral Home. Military graveside rites will be held at noon Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Kiser family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 12, 2002

KISER, SAMUEL J. Military graveside rites for Samuel J. Kiser will be held at noon Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Mr. Kiser, 82, of 1204 New Hampshire Ave. died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Kiser family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2002

LEONARD, SUSIE ARDIS BARKER Susie Ardis Barker Leonard, 81, of 1724 Norway St., Bristol, Va., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born April 13, 1920, the daughter of the late Arthur and Betty Worley Barker. She had spent most of her life in the Benhams Community and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She was the widow of Harold "Ted" Leonard. Survivors include: sons, G.T. Leonard and Jack Leonard of Bristol, Va., and David Leonard of Mooresville, NC; daughters, Janice Eldreth of Bristol, Va., Pat Price of Abingdon, Wava McNally of Kingsport, Diana Hardin of Bristol, Va., and Beverly Jean Klingensmith of Everett, Pa.; sisters, Josie Hobbs of Bristol, Tenn., and Mary Smith of Bristol, Va.; and brother, Clarence Barker of Myrtle Beach, SC She was preceded in death by son, Arthur Leonard; daughter, Barbara McReynolds; and sisters, Myrtle Barker and Ruby Hobbs. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Barker's Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Burnette and Dr. Austin Cook officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Friendship Baptist Church at 20572 Benhams Road, Bristol, Va. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 9, 2002

LEONARD, SUSIE ARDIS Graveside services for Susie Ardis Barker Leonard will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Barker's Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Burnette and Dr. Austin Cook officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Friendship Baptist Church at 20572 Benhams Road, Bristol, Va. Mrs. Leonard, 81, of 1724 Norway St., Bristol, Va., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 10, 2002

LEONARD, VICTOR Victor Leonard, 72, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 26. 2002, at home. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Va. Mr. Leonard was a farmer and a retired employee of Overnite Transportation Co. He was a loving father and grandfather and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Brown Leonard. Survivors include one daughter, Teresa Peltier and husband Mark of Bristol, Va.; one son, Stuart "Butch" Leonard Jr., Bristol, Va.; loving companion, Jean Blevins, Bristol, Va.; one sister, Anna Jessee, Bristol, Va.; one brother, Don Leonard, Bristol, Va.; two grandsons, Nathan Leonard, Bristol, Tenn., and Seth Peltier, Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, in Akard Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nathan Leonard, Mark Peltier, Marvin Hensley, Jim Blevins, Wayne Shaffer and Adam Shaffer. The family will be receive friends from 6 -- 8 p.m. Monday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Leonard. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 28, 2002

LEONARD, VICTOR Funeral service for Victor Leonard will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, in Akard Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nathan Leonard, Mark Peltier, Marvin Hensley, Jim Blevins, Wayne Shaffer and Adam Shaffer. Mr. Leonard, 72, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 26. 2002, at home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Leonard. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 29, 2002

LEONARD, WALTER LEE Walter Lee Leonard, 78, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a member of Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church. He was the son of the late Herman and Goldie Worley Leonard. Mr. Leonard was a retired salesman with E.W. King Co. Survivors: wife, Jackie Whitley Leonard; son, Bobby Gene Leonard of Bristol, Va., and son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Patricia Leonard of Bristol, Va.; brothers, Earl E. Leonard of Bristol, Tenn., and Jack Wadell of Morganton, NC; and granddaughters, Jessica R. Leonard and Melissa Michelle Leonard. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Light officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6 to 7:45 p.m. The committal service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 30, 2002

MADISON, BETTY J. BLUFF CITY -- Ms. Betty J. Madison, 61, of 637 Cedar Street Extension, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Bluff City and a member of the Robinson Memorial A.M.E. Church. Survivors: two daughters, Mrs. Carol Ann Keith of Bluff City and Ms. Sandra Jane Madison of Bluff City; two brothers, Robert Earl Madison, Bluff City, and Jackie K. Madison, Bluff City; four sisters, Mrs. Dorthy H. Harville, Johnson City, Ms. Peggy N. Madison, Johnson City, Mrs. Stella J. Baker, Johnson City, and Ms. Dona M. Madison; five grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Robinson Mortuary Inc. is serving the family of Ms. Betty J. Madison. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 15, 2002

MADISON, BETTY JO BLUFF CITY -- Betty Jo Madison, 61, of 637 Cedar Street Extension died Jan. 14 at home. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a retiree of Sullivan County School System. She was a member of Robinson Memoiral AME Zion Church. She was the daughter of the late Robert Earl and Edna Mae Madison. Survivors: daughters, Ms. Carol Ann Keith and Ms. Sandra Jane Madison, both of Bluff City; grandsons: Michael Allen Madison, Kent O'Bryan Keith, Zackary Tyler Keith, Derick Allen Madison and Alex Cass Keith, all of Bluff City; sisters, Ms. Dorothy Harville, Ms. Peggy Madison, Ms. Phyllis Baker and Ms. Dora Madison, all of Johnson City; brothers, Robert Earl Madison of Bristol, Tenn., and Jackie Madison of Baltimore; son-in-law, Kent Keith of Bluff City; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Harville and Samuel Baker, both of Johnson City; sister-in-law, Janice Darlene Madison of Bristol, Tenn.; aunts, Ms. Florence Wells of Bristol, Tenn., and Ms. Grace Wells of Bluff City; uncle, Wesley Black of Bluff City; several nephews and nieces; and very close personal friend, Reginald Horton of Elizabethton. Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Friday at Robinson Memorial AME Zion Church, Bluff City, with Rev. John J. Mensah and Pastor Mrs. Jacqueline P. Oxendine officiating. Family visitation 6 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Morning View Cemetery, Bluff City. Robinson Mortuary is serving the family of Ms. Betty Jo Madison. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 18, 2002

MADISON, BETTY JO BLUFF CITY -- Burial for Betty Jo Madison will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Morning View Cemetery, Bluff City. Mrs. Madison, 61, of 637 Cedar Street Extension, died Jan. 14 at home. Robinson Mortuary is serving the family of Ms. Betty Jo Madison. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

MALONE, MARY NELL Mary Nell Malone, 38, of 274 Old Beidleman Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and the daughter of Stacy Wagner and Maggie Wagner. She was a housewife and a member of Cedar Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving besides her parents, husband, Clyde Malone; daughter, Patricia Nicole Malone of the home; son, James Edward Malone of the home; stepdaughter, Connie Branch of Bristol, Tenn.; brother, Paul Wagner; half-brother, Tony Wagner of Orange, Va.; and two half-sisters. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. 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 JAN. 29, 2002

MALONE, MARY NELL Funeral services for Mary Nell Malone will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Mrs. Malone, 38, of 274 Old Beidleman Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at her residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 30, 2002

MANNING, CLEO V. ELIZABETHTON -- Cleo V. Manning, 84, of 702 Well St. died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, following an extended illness. A native of Washington County, Va., she had lived in Carter County, Tenn., most of her life. She was the daughter of the late W.E. and Pearl Stout Murray. Mrs. Manning was a member of Prayer Tabernacle and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Manning in 1982; her stepmother, Pearl Cox; two brothers; and one sister. Survivors include two sisters, Betty Parlier of Elizabethton and Mildred Walters of Bristol, Va.; one special niece, Mildred Presley of Damascus; several other nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Karen McQueen of Atlanta. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. A.G. Wagner and Rev. Ray Scalf officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be Butch Jones, Brandon Jones, Tommy Alexander, Eddie Thomas, Scott Sennet, Christopher Sennet and Chris Dykes. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 9, 2002

MARSHALL, RAY W. Ray W. Marshall, 81, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in Select Specialty Hospital. He was a former resident of Wise County and a resident of Bristol since 1965. Mr. Marshall was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a coal miner for over 30 years and retired as president of District 28 of the United Mine Workers of America. He was active with the retired senior citizens volunteer program. Mr. Marshall attended Fellowship Chapel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Meade Marshall , and daughter, Carolyn Ray Marshall. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Gary Cross, Blountville; three sons, Rodney and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Marshall, Bristol, Va., Kenneth R. Marshall, Blountville, and David W. Marshall, Bluff City; one sister, Charlotte Pardue, Charlottesville, Va.; nine grandchildren including the following granddaughters, Kim Marshall, Cherith Marshall, Gabrielle Marshall and Sarah Cross; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, in Fellowship Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon and Rev. Scott Price officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the following grandsons, Greg Marshall, Jonathan Cross, Aaron Marshall, Byron Marshall and Zachary Marshall, and great-grandson, Gregory Marshall. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Mens Sunday School Class of Fellowship Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Akard Funeral Home. Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Marshall. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2002

MARSHALL, RAY W. Funeral service for Ray W. Marshall will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, in Fellowship Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon and Rev. Scott Price officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the following grandsons, Greg Marshall, Jonathan Cross, Aaron Marshall, Byron Marshall and Zachary Marshall, and great-grandson, Gregory Marshall. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Fellowship Chapel. Mr. Marshall, 81, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in Select Specialty Hospital. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Marshall. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2002

McHENRY, MINNIE BLACK Minnie Black McHenry, 95, of Wallace Community, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in the Wellmont Hospice House , Bristol, Tenn. Mrs. McHenry was born Oct. 6, 1906, and was the daughter of the late David B. Black and Maggie Segraves Black, and the widow of Charles McHenry. She was a native of Washington County, Va., and a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Co. for over 40 years. Mrs. McHenry was featured in several articles in the Bristol newspaper for being the oldest living person in Wallace Community. She was a member of Wallace United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, George McHenry. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Tate of Abingdon, Mrs. Irene Emerson of Bristol, Va.; one brother, Earl Black of Bristol, Va.; one granddaughter, Theresa Peters and husband, Leon Peters Sr.; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in the Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. John Sarver officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Donald R. Quinn and Dr. Waverly Green. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at the Akard Funeral Home. Anyone wishing may make memorial to the Building Fund of Wallace United Methodist Church or Wellmont Hospice House. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. McHenry. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2002

McQUEEN, CLARENCE E. SHADY VALLEY, Tenn. -- Clarence E. McQueen, 96, 1838 Highway 133, passed away Thursday morning at Mountain City Health Care. He was a native of Shady Valley, a son of the late Cornelius and Anna Montgomery McQueen, a member of the Methodist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge and former owner of McQueen Tile and Flooring in Hazard, Ky. He was preceded in death by a son, Buddy Gene McQueen and a daughter, Douglas Louise Chiles. Survivors include one sister, Glenna Trent, Kingsport. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from McQueen Cemetery in Shady Valley. Officiating will be Mr. Jim Hutchinson. Memorials may be made to Shady Valley Fire Department. Friends may call at the home of a niece, Mrs. Lydia Lewis, 1805 Highway 133, Shady Valley at any time. Henson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 25, 2002

MELLETT, SUSAN JOAN OAKBROOK, Ill. -- Susan Joan Mellett, 52, passed away on Jan. 3, 2002. She was a native of Bristol, Va., and a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. She graduated from St. Anne's Catholic School, Bristol Virginia High School and College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati. She was a buyer for McAlpins, Cincinnati, Madigan's, Chicago, and Nordstrom's, Chicago. She was preceded in death by her father, John J. (Jack) Mellett and her youngest sister, Marilyn A. Mellett. She is survived by her mother, Annette K. (Nettie) Mellett of Bristol, Va.; two sisters, Barbara M. Walsh of Zionsville, Ind., and Jacqueline M. Henley of Bristol, Va.; and one brother, John Quentin Mellett of Charlotte, NC She is also survived by her nephews, Edward J. Walsh Jr. of Indianapolis, John M. Walsh of Chicago, Joshua B. Henley of Bristol, Va., and McCann Mellett of Charlotte; one niece, Maeryn Mellett of Charlotte; brother-in-law, Edward J. Walsh Sr. of Zionsville; and sister-in-law, Kara S. Mellett of Charlotte. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Timothy E. Keeney, celebrant. The family will receive friends in the Church Commons from 3-4:45 p.m. prior to the Mass. Entombment will be private in Mountain View Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Charts Sherwood, David Clark, Chris McKee, Edward J. Walsh Jr., John M. Walsh and Joshua B. Henley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Ms. Mellett. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2002

MILLER, ETHELYN "LYN" DABBS BLOUNTVILLE -- Ethelyn "Lyn" Dabbs Miller, beloved soul mate for more than 27 years of Col. Thomas E. Miller, USAF (retired), died after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at home. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; her son, Stuart and his wife, Glenda; her daughter, Marliss and her husband, Randy; her two brothers, Lowell and Thurman; four beloved grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Lyn was not only an outstanding wife and mother but she also loved her associations with the ladies of the local chapter of The Retired Officers Association and all her other dear friends. She was a member of the Episcopal faith. She was a superb homemaker, mother and truly an anchor for her family in many odd and varied places often under very difficult circumstances, dutifully following her husband with their family around about half of the earth, including Greenland, Alaska, Germany, Washington, DC, Lincoln, NB., Waco, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, Topeka, KS., Pueblo, Colo., Montgomery, Ala., Memphis, Tenn., Moultrie, Ga., and Oklahoma City, Okla. After her husband retired from the military, she continued in her role as mother and homemaker in Missouri and Tennessee. She was born 24 April 1921, in Nashville and as she grew to maturity she lived in Asheville, NC, Memphis Tenn., and Little Rock, Ark. Her family and friends deeply grieve for her. But all who knew her are happy that finally she has been "called home" to her reward as one of God's great ladies. The funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in Morris-Baker North Chapel. The Reverend Gene R. Smitherman will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorials to The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, 34 Wall St., Suite 802, Asheville, NC 28801. Arrangements are under the direction of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 25, 2002

MILLER, KENNETH EDWARD "ED" Kenneth Edward "Ed" Miller, 79, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan,. 27, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late James Collie and Florence Rogers Miller. He moved to Spotsylvania, Va., area in the 1940's. He was employed by the FMC Corporation in Fredricksburg, Va., for 22 years. He and his wife were owners and operators of motels in the area. He was well-known in this area as a tour bus driver. Mr. Miller was a member of Fellowship Chapel and a former deacon of the Hebron Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Vernell Seay Miller; three brothers, Lee Miller, Dewey Miller and J.C. Miller; and three sisters, Nell Gray, Floatie Blankenbeckler and Pearl Pickle. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Karen Cook Miller, Bristol, Va.; sister, Glenna Jo Helbert, Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lester MacKinnon and Rev. Scott Price officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6 to 7:45 p.m. The committal service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with a procession leaving the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers. Friends may call at the home of Larry and Karen Miller, 290 Tall Timber Drive, Bristol, Va. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 29, 2002

MILLER, KENNETH EDWARD "ED" The committal service for Kenneth Edward "Ed" Miller will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with a procession leaving the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers. Mr. Miller, 79, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan,. 27, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 30, 2002

MILLER, LEONA BOUTON HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Leona Bouton Miller, 94, died Jan. 8, 2002. She was born in Sullivan County, lived in Winter Haven, Fla., for several years and in 1974 moved to Huntsville, Ala., where she resided until her death. Surviving are two daughters, Helen Brake and Pat Blair; two grandchildren, Richard Brake and Alisa Spray; and one great-granddaughter, Sandy Brake. A graveside service will be held in Winter Haven, Fla. Laughlin Service Funeral Home of Huntsville is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2002

MILLER, WILEY C. Funeral services for Wiley C. Miller will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at the graveside in the Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Gary Garland officiating with military honors conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Freedom Baptist Church, PO Box 1971, Bristol, TN 37621. There will be no visitation. Mr. Miller, 74, of 3005 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2002

MILLER, WILEY C. Funeral services for Wiley C. Miller will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Gary Garland officiating with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Freedom Baptist Church, PO Box 1971, Bristol, TN 37621. There will be no visitation. Mr. Miller, 74, of 3005 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2002

MITCHELL, ROBERT JESSE "SLUGGER" BLUFF CITY -- Robert Jesse "Slugger" Mitchell, 26, of 1893 Ryder Church Road went home to be with the Lord at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Born on Aug. 2, 1975, in Prince William County, Va., a son of Wallace C. Mitchell Sr. and Debra Mullins Mitchell, he had resided in this area since 1978. Mr. Mitchell was a 1993 graduate of East High School. He was a certified G. M. auto mechanic. Mr. Mitchell was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Rebecca Powers Mitchell. In memory of our brother, Jesse, who we will miss a great deal: You have passed on to a better place where pain is no more and not real. God called you home because your time here is through. He has different plans and a better job for you. Even though you will be missed by us and plenty more, we know you're smiling down on us all from the windows of Heaven's door. Rest in peace, Slugger. We love you. Mom, Dad and brothers and sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Kayla Diane Mitchell and Jesse Alexis Mitchell, both of Bluff City; mother of the children, Tina Ann; seven brothers, Robert Dennis Mitchell of Manassas, Dickie Lee Mitchell of Manassas, Wallace Clinton "Bugs" Mitchell Jr. of Mt. Jackson, Va., Charles Brady "Chalk" Mitchell of Piney Flats, Burrell Gene Mitchell of Bluff City, Travis Joseph "Trapper" Mitchell of Bluff City and Trevor Dale Mitchell of Bluff City; four sisters, Helen Louise Hofmann of Boiling Springs, NC, Michelle Ann "Pud" Trivett, Julie Katherine Mitchell and Debra Rebecca "Beckie" Mitchell, all of Bluff City; seven nieces; nine nephews; one great-niece; and one great-nephew. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, in the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Niles Kitzmiller will officiate. Burial will follow in Eastern Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wallace C. Mitchell Jr., Charles Brady Mitchell, Travis Joseph Mitchell, Trevor Dale Mitchell, Staff Sgt. Thomas Hofmann, Mark Trivett, Boo Bear Mitchell and C. J. Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Sampson and Punky Feathers. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, following funeral services and burial, at Carnegie Hotel, 1216 State of Franklin Road, Johnson City. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Sampson and Punky Feathers. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

ODHAM, ERNEST CLARENCE Ernest Clarence "E. C." Odham, 87, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Smyth County, Va., a son of the late Daniel B. and Dottie Vipperman Odham and had lived most of his life in Bristol. He was a retired life insurance agent and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Odham was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Overbay Odham. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Newland and her husband, Walter, and Virginia Carrier and her husband, Paul Jr., both of Bristol, Va.; eight sisters, Corrina Willoughby of Waynesboro, Va., Stella Musser and Janie Umbarger, both of Atkins, Dorothy Blevins of Fredericksburg, Va., Josephine Wright of Winston-Salem, NC, Juanita Haga of Glyndon, Md., Nancy Hutton of Marion and Danalene Privitt of Troutdale, Va.; five brothers, Ray Odham of Gray, Tenn., Daniel Odham of Laurel, Del., Fred Odham of Finksburg, Md., Ed Odham of Atkins and Joe Odham of Atlanta; six grandsons, Walter Ernest Newland, Robert Newland, James Newland, Richard Carrier, Scott Carrier and Michael Carrier; and 11 great-grandchildren, Jamie Newland, Rachelle Rose Newland, Stephanie Newland, Laura Newland, Jess Newland, J. D. Neal, Nikki Garcia, Andy Carrier, Rosa Carrier, Hunter Carrier and Dylan Carrier; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Thursday evening, Jan. 31, in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donald Page and Pastor Jeff Keene officiating. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11 o'clock Friday morning at the graveside in Wassum Cemetery in Atkins. Pallbearers will be the grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:50 Thursday evening at the funeral home prior to the service. Arrangements especially for Mr. Odham have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2002

OLINGER, THOMAS L. MARION -- Thomas L. Olinger, 51, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital. Mr. Olinger was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. Olinger, and two sisters, Deanie Blevins and Linda Snavley. He was a precious husband, son, brother and uncle. Survivors include: wife, Virginia M. Olinger; mother, Sue H. Olinger; four sisters, Ruth Farmer, Marion, Tammy Testerman, Marion, Peggy Olinger, Marion, and Doris Ann Olinger, Abingdon; three brothers, Bobby Olinger, Chilhowie, James R. Olinger, Marion, and Donald Olinger, Saltville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Jones and Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in Wassum Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Bradley's Funeral Home in Marion. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 25, 2002

OLIVER, SUSAN RAE FRITTS BLUFF CITY -- Susan Rae Fritts Oliver, 30, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002. She was born in Bristol and was a lifelong resident of this area. She is survived by one son, David W. Brown; two daughters, Brittney N. Oliver and Blossom A. Oliver; her mother and stepfather, Sharon and John Miller; one brother, Steven Miller; two sisters, Christy L. Miller and Heather N. Miller, all of Blountville; her maternal grandparents, Imogene Smithson of Blountville and Worley Carrier of Indiantown, Fla.; her paternal grandfather, Claude Fritts of Bristol, Tenn.; and two nieces, both of Bristol. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Martin Freeland officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The committal service and burial in Shipley Cemetery will be private. Arrangements especially for Ms. Oliver have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 18, 2002

OLIVER, SUSAN RAE FRITTS BLUFF CITY -- The funeral service Susan Rae Fritts Oliver will be conducted at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Martin Freeland officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The committal service and burial in Shipley Cemetery will be private. Ms. Oliver, 30, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002. Arrangements especially for Ms. Oliver have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

OLSON, JOHN John Olson, 40, 318 Basham Hill Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Olson of Bristol, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Martha Arnold of Bristol; three stepsons, Joshua Arnold, Mark Arnold and Jeffery Arnold, all of Bristol, Tenn.; his father, Peter Olson of Hazel Park, Mich.; five sisters, Debbie Olson of Hazel Park, Shirley Olson of Madison Heights, Mich., Betty Olson of Indiana, Linda Olson of Madison Heights and Kathy Olson of Hazel Park; two brothers, Jimmy Parker of Detroit and Harold Olson of Detroit; six grandchildren; and several nephews. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, in Moore Cemetery in Caney Ridge section of Dickenson County with Rev. Teddy Phillips officiating. The family will meet at the cemetery. The following will serve as pallbearers: Joshua Arnold, Mark Arnold, Trey Wayne Moore, Elvis Moore, Gary Duncan and Les Love. There will not be any visitation at the funeral home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2002

ORFIELD, MARGARET DORIS HARRIS ABINGDON -- Mrs. Margaret Doris Harris Orfield, 67, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Glade Spring and a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church. She was formerly employed with the Sinking Spring Pre-School. Survivors include her husband, Lewis "Cotton" Orfield; a son, Woodrow "Sonny" Orfield of Abingdon; a brother, Raymond E. Harris of Glade Spring; sisters, Daphne Blevins, Ann Litton and Patsy Galliher, all of Glade Spring; and a special niece and nephew, Angus and Hannah Orfield. The funeral service will be conducted Monday, January 21, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Watkins. Interment will follow in Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Orfield, David Cannon, Charles Debord, Ed Orfield, Wayne Ferguson, Doug Harris, Mike Harris, Dean Harris, Kenneth Harris and David Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Orfield, Jamie Harris, Paul Vanko, Bill Keesse, Buck Davidson, Randy Galliher and the men of Shady Grove United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Orfield family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

ORFIELD, MARGARET DORIS HARRIS ABINGDON -- The funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Doris Harris Orfield will be conducted Monday, January 21, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Watkins. Interment will follow in Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Orfield, David Cannon, Charles Debord, Ed Orfield, Wayne Ferguson, Doug Harris, Mike Harris, Dean Harris, Kenneth Harris and David Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Orfield, Jamie Harris, Paul Vanko, Bill Keesse, Buck Davidson, Randy Galliher and the men of Shady Grove United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home Mrs. Orfield, 67, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, R.C. and Margie Boardwine Harris. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Orfield family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2002

OSBORNE, TED D. Mr. Ted D. Osborne, 57, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002. He had been a resident of Bristol for the past five years, after residing in Iaeger, W.Va. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of the Abingdon Moose Lodge. He had worked in the mining industry for 39 years in Wyoming and McDowell counties in West Virginia. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Survivors: his wife, Kay Howery Osborne; his son and daughter-in-lw, Ted and Angela Osborne Jr. of Bristol, Tenn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and Steve France and Karla and Jason Rowe, all of Abingdon; his brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Kimberly Osborne of Abingdon; his mother-in-law, Melda Self; five grandchildren, Cody Rowe, Zachary Osborne, Taylor France, Hannah Osborne and Kaylynn Osborne. The funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Don Stanley. Burial will follow in Eastern Heights Cemetery in Bristol. Pallbearers will be Kenny Robinette, Fred Ledford, Kelly Larrison, Barry Smith, Jim Ellis and Connie Collins. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mr. Osborne. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 10, 2002

OSBORNE, TED D. The funeral service for Mr. Ted D. Osborne will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Don Stanley. Burial will follow in Eastern Heights Cemetery in Bristol. Pallbearers will be Kenny Robinette, Fred Ledford, Kelly Larrison, Barry Smith, Jim Ellis and Connie Collins. Mr. Osborne, 57, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mr. Osborne. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2002

PACK, NORA STROUPE KINGSPORT -- Nora Stroupe Pack, 78, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, after a long illness. She was born in Jenkins, Ky., lived in Bristol most of her life and had been a resident of Kingsport for approximately 30 years. She was a member of West View Baptist Church, enjoyed playing Bingo (using more cards at one time was better), enjoyed traveling and being with her family and friends. Mrs. Pack was a certified nursing assistant working in Kingsport and Bristol. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Jo Smith, Elizabeth Bartoe and Wanda Hicks; one brother, Billy Vanover; and her parents, Lilly Johnson and John Henry Vanover. Surviving are her husband, Clifford Pack, Kingsport; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Dale Smith, Bristol, Tenn.; a son, James Stroupe, Johnson City; a grandson, Rick Wilson; a great-granddaughter, Kristi Wilson; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Services will be conducted 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Stout officiating. Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will meet at the graveside. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2002

PARSONS, RUTH ELEANOR LONG KINGSPORT -- Ruth Eleanor Long Parsons, 86, of 1544 Kenmore Drive went to be with the Lord at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, in Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. Ruth was born Nov. 4, 1915, in Lindside, W.Va. She moved to Kingsport in 1946. She was a daughter of the late Silas Porter (S. P.) Long and Bessie Coulter Long, both of Lindside. Ruth was a graduate of Concord University, Athens, W.Va., a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for more than 30 years and former president of the United Methodist Women Kingsport District. She also taught school in West Virginia and was a substitute teacher in Kingsport for 10 years. She was active in the Eastern Star of Kingsport. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Lee Parsons; a sister, Sylvia Fling; and a brother, Henry Sherman Long. Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Lawrence Parsons of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gerry Williams of Orlando, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence M. (Mack) and Kathy Parsons III of Long Beach, Miss.; granddaughter, Stephanie Williams; sister and brother-in-law, Anna Lee (Long) and Howard Broyles of Lindside; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Thomas Porter and Lou Long of Man, W.Va.; and a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles (Bill) and Sally Parsons of Bristol. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View United Methodist Church with the Reverend Brian Taylor officiating. Music will be under the direction of the church. Interment and graveside service will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Everlasting III. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Mountain View United Methodist Church, 4405 Orbank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Parsons family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 18, 2002

PARSONS, RUTH ELEANOR LONG KINGSPORT -- Funeral services for Ruth Eleanor Long Parsons will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View United Methodist Church with the Reverend Brian Taylor officiating. Music will be under the direction of the church. Interment and graveside service will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Everlasting III. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Mountain View United Methodist Church, 4405 Orbank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664. Mrs. Parsons, 86, of 1544 Kenmore Drive, went to be with the Lord at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, in Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Parsons family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

POORE, ISAAC JAMES "IJ" CHARLOTTE, NC -- Isaac James "I.J." Poore, 90, of The Brian Center, 5945 Reddman Road, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Anna Belle Poore, also of The Brian Center. Born in Mountain City, Tenn., on Feb. 5, 1911, Mr. Poore received his early education in Norton, finishing in Bristol, Tenn., where he attended King College. He worked for a clothing manufacturer in Bristol until 1953, when he and his family were transferred to Lynchburg, Va. He held various positions with this company until 1974, when he retired with 43 years of service plus two additional years as a consultant. He and his wife moved to The Brian Center in April 2000. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children; a son, Fred J. Poore and wife Mary of Charlotte; daughter, Betty Barclay of Norfolk; and son, Robert G. Poore and wife Mary Jane of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Evergreen Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of The Brian Center, 5945 Reddman Road. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 Monday evening at the Wilson Chapel of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, 5301 Albemarle Road, Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 East 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204, or Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 2424 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503 BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 20, 2002

RANDOLPH, BEULAH MAGDALENE KINGSPORT -- Calling hours for Beulah Magdalene Randolph will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Blountville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Blountville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Wayne Boswell and Keith Matney officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers wil be Scottie Sexton, Mark Bacon, Pete Atchley, Frank Meadows, Mike Meadows and Ralph Mooney Jr. Mrs. Randolph, 66, went to be with the Lord 7 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center after a period of declining health. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the Randolph family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2002

RANDOLPH, BEULAH MAGDALENE KINGSPORT -- Graveside services for Beulah Magdalene Randolph will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Scottie Sexton, Mark Bacon, Pete Atchley, Frank Meadows, Mike Meadows and Ralph Mooney Jr. Mrs. Randolph, 66, went to be with the Lord 7 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2001, in Johnson City Medical Center after a period of declining health. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the Randolph family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2002

RASH, JOHNNY R. CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Johnny R. Rash, 54, unexpectedly passed from this life early Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2002, at his residence. He was born March 12, 1947, in Elizabethton, the son of Joseph and Bonnie Robinson Rash. Surviving are his parents; his companion, Debbie Haynes of Chillicothe; a daughter, Melissa Smith; sons, Jeff Rash and Jody Rash, all of Bristol, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Caleb, Savannah Smith and Jessie Rash; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Jimmy Ketron of Bristol, Tenn., and Margaret and Hugh Wallace of Limestone, Tenn.; a great-nephew, Brandon Ketron of Poca, W.Va.; and numerous aunts, uncles and nephews including a special aunt, Faye Fritts; a brother, Jack Rash; a grandchild; and a nephew preceded him in death. Mr. Rash was a driver for Charlotte Motor Express. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort, Ohio, with Rev. David Titler officiating. Calling hours will not be observed. The Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home, Chillicothe , is serving the family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 6, 2002

ROARK, JEFFREY LYNN "JEFF" Jeffrey Lynn "Jeff" Roark, 43, of 325 Lee St., Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Jeff was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a son of Martha I. Widner Roark and the late Arthur "Jack" Salyers Roark. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sisters, Sandra Roark Lawson of Bristol, Va., and Karla Roark Smith of Bristol, Tenn.; one brother, Richard Roark of Bristol, Va.; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur E. "Bunky" Roark and Daniel "Danny" Roark. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Saturday, Jan. 26, at East Bristol Church of God with Rev. R.J. Anderson officiating. The committal service and burial will be conducted at 2 p.m. in Roark Family Cemetery in Tazewell. Pallbearers will be Johnny Smith, Glenn Lawson, Charles West, Randy Turner, Jeffrey Shuttle and Chris Shuttle. Honorary pallbearers will be George and Ed Vanhoy who were special friends. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Blevins Funeral Home. Arrangements especially for Jeff have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 25, 2002

ROARK, JESSIE B. "JAY" Jessie B. "Jay'' Roark, 72, of 9041 Wagner Road, Bristol, Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Jordan and Ida M. Roark. He was a native of Washington County and a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a farmer and former employee of Burwil Construction Co. and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Claborn Roark, Bradley Roark and Douglas Roark; and two sisters, Helen White and Virginia Roark. Survivors include: wife, Mary Roark; two daughters, Linda Layell and Melissa Collins, both of Bristol, Va.; three sons, Rusty Roark of Bristol, Tenn., Jessie Roark of Bristol, Va., and Mark Roark of Bristol, Va.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, George Roark of Bristol, Va.; and sister, Danford Layell of Bristol, Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Rayton Puckett, Rev. Brad Davis and Rev. Bob Steele officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Mack Harless, John Snodgrass, Bill Simons, Harold Hayden, Junior Stophel, Reese Barker, Johnny Vestel and Don Brooks. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Lane, Doug Breeding, Tommy Tester, Dr. John Byers, Kevin Layell and Brian Layell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Antioch Baptist Church and also at the home of the daughter, Lynda Layell, at 313 Magnolia Drive, Bristol, Va. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2002

ROBERTS, BROOKS LYNN Brooks Lynn Roberts, 19, of 1078 Pleasant Grove Road, Bristol, Tenn., died on Jan. 16, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. She had lived most of her life in the Bristol area and had been a resident of Indiana for the past five years. She attended Beaverview Baptist Church. She was a graduate of West Vigo High School in Indiana, where she was in the Make a Difference Club. Survivors include: father and stepmother, Brian and Lori Roberts of West Terre Haute, Ind.; mother and stepfather, Vickie Burke and David Burke of Bluff City; brother, Kolt Roberts of Bristol, Tenn.; sister, Savannah Shaver of Bluff City; stepbrothers, Derek, Levi and Austin Edwards, all of Indiana; paternal grandparents, Palmer Roberts of Bluff City and Rena Dombroski of Bristol, Tenn.; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Rose Gilley of Bristol, Tenn.; step-grandparents, Larry and Carol Witty, of West Terre Haute; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at noon at Eastern Heights Cemetery with Rev. Phil Kestner officiating. Pallbearers include: Brian Roberts, Kolt Roberts, Jeff Roberts, Scott Roberts, Todd Roberts and Chase Roberts. Honorary pallbearers include: Palmer Roberts and Thomas Gilley. The family will receive friends on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 18, 2002

ROBERTS, BROOKS LYNN Graveside services for Brooks Lynn Roberts will be conducted Saturday at noon at Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Phil Kestner officiating. Pallbearers include: Brian Roberts, Kolt Roberts, Jeff Roberts, Scott Roberts, Todd Roberts and Chase Roberts. Honorary pallbearers include: Palmer Roberts and Thomas Gilley. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Miss Roberts, 19, of 1078 Pleasant Grove Road, Bristol, Tenn., died on Jan. 16, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

ROMINES, ELIZABETH Elizabeth Romines, 82, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at NHC Healthcare of Bristol. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late Jacob and Ruby Phipps Henniger. She was retired from Dairyman Inc., and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Romines was the widow of Lewis H. Romines and was preceded in death by two brothers. Survivors include one son, Wayne Douglas Romines of Knoxville; one sister, Alice Boling of Roanoke; one grandson, W. Douglas Romines of New York; and several nieces and nephews, including Betty Owen of Greenville, SC, and Bill Kilgore of Decatur, Ga. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gordon Turnbull and Rev. Kenneth W. Owen officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Blevins Funeral Home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Romines have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 24, 2002

ROMINES, ELIZABETH The funeral service for Elizabeth Romines will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gordon Turnbull and Rev. Kenneth W. Owen officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Blevins Funeral Home. Mrs. Romines, 82, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at NHC Healthcare of Bristol. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Romines have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 25, 2002

ROTENBERRY, DANIEL B. Daniel B. Rotenberry Jr., 84, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, in Indian Path Medical Center. He had been residing in Kingsport for the past year. Mr. Rotenberry was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Naomi Griffen Rotenberry; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Steve Matney, Kingsport; one brother, Sam Rotenberry, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Tammy Harper and James Fry, both of Kingsport; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, in Akard Chapel with Dr. Gene Lasley officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Asbury Center at Baysmont. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Rotenberry. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 14, 2002

ROTENBERRY, DANIEL B. Funeral service Daniel B. Rotenberry Jr. will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, in Akard Chapel with Dr. Gene Lasley officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Asbury Center at Baysmont. Mr. Rotenberry, 84, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, in Indian Path Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Rotenberry. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 15, 2002

SIMMONS, CURTIS H. BIG STONE GAP -- Curtis H. Simmons, 73, died Jan. 1, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Elizabethton, the Eastern Star, Big Stone Gap Masonic Lodge 208, Jericho Shrine Temple, Knoxville Scottish Rite, York Rite and South Watauga Masonic Lodge 622. He was a graduate of Dungannon High School, Fork Union Military Academy and American Academy of Embalming and Mortuary Research, New York. He retired from Gilliam Funeral Home as a funeral director in 1998. Mr. Simmons served in the U.S. Army, Rank T/5 during World War II. Curtis served the communities he lived as a friend and funeral director his entire professional career. He is survived by a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis H. and Myrtle Flanary Simmons Sr. Funeral services will be held at noon, Jan. 4, 2002, in Gilliam Funeral Home Chapel with Greg Townsend, minister. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Jan. 4, 2002, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Jan. 4, 2002. Pallbearers will be Carl Gilliam, Bud Gilliam, Bud Fannon, Johnny Thomas, Dennis Rhoton and Phil McFall. Donations may be made to the Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital, Greenville, SC Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2002

SINGLETON, WANDA FAITH KINCER The angels came to take Wanda Faith Kincer Singleton of Bristol, Tenn., home to Heaven on Jan. 3, 2002, following a brief illness. She passed away at her home surrounded by her loving and devoted family and her lifelong friend Flora Houser. Faith was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a kind, sincere and devoted woman whose smiling face brought joy to those she touched. She loved flowers and was a wonderful gardener. Faith was preceded in death by her parents, Ben Kincer and Nannie Boling Kincer; one sister, three brothers and one daughter, Deborah Kay. Faith is survived by her husband, Herbert, of Roanoke; children, Victor Singleton and wife, Sandy, of Greeneville, Tenn., Vincent Singleton of Kingsport, Vanessa Haskins of Kingsport and Ginny Haggy and husband, Tim, of Bristol, Va.; nine grandchildren, Jesse and Joe Singleton, Kim Carter and husband, Jason, Gwen Singleton, Josh Hawkins and wife, Christy, Jason Haskins and Keith Ryan and Kari Haggy; and four great-grandchildren, Layla Haskins, Kira Singleton, and Evan and Noah Carter. Private family services for family and invited friends will be held on Jan. 5, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Lung Association, 1808 West End Ave., Suite 514, Nashville, TN 37203. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2002

SINGLETON, WANDA FAITH KINCER Private family services for the family of Wanda Faith Kincer Singleton of Bristol, Tenn., and invited friends will be held on Jan. 5, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Lung Association, 1808 West End Ave., Suite 514, Nashville, TN 37203. The angels came to take Wanda Faith Kincer Singleton of Bristol, Tenn., home to Heaven on Jan. 3, 2002, following a brief illness. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2002

SKEENS, LILLY VIRGINIA Funeral services for Mrs. Lilly Virginia Skeens will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Donald Denton and Rev. Tommy Tester officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Dewey Hall, Wayne Tate, Paul Simpson, Danny Tate, Danny Armstrong and Rick Anders. Mrs. Skeens, 83, of Bristol, Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Skeens. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2002

SMITH, ELIZABETH J. "LIZ" KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Elizabeth J. "Liz" Smith entered eternal life with the Lord on Jan. 13, 2002, at the age of 88. She was a loving, gracious mother and grandmother. She moved to Knoxville from Bristol, Va., in 1983. She attended Cornerstone Baptist Fellowship and was known as "Nanny," a precious lady with a sweet spirit and beautiful smile who was loved by all. She will be reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband of 60 years, John G. Smith, and her brothers, Bill, Snyder, Roosevelt, Eugene and Herman Rosenbaum. She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving daughter, Goldie Ann Simmons and husband, Phil; her devoted granddaughters, Jackie Browning Rader and husband Wayne and Karen Browning Bates and husband Mike; her five wonderful great-grandchildren, Logan, Samantha and Baleigh Bates and Courtney and Zachary Rader; a special "adopted" granddaughter, Lori Beard; close sister-in-law, Mildred Rosenbaum; and many special nieces and nephews that fondly called her "Aunt Lizzie." Our comfort comes from knowing she is dancing down the streets of heaven with Jesus and David. We can only imagine how she must have felt when she was first surrounded by His glory. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Rooty Branch Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn., for a 1 p.m. graveside service and interment. Rev. Jerry King with officiate. Pallbearers: William "Junebug" Rosenbaum, Gary Rosenbaum, Charles Rosenbaum, Ronnie Rosenbaum, Dennis Beard and Wesley Beard. Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of local arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 15, 2002

SMITH, ELIZABETH J. "LIZ" KNOXVILLE -- Family and friends of Elizabeth J. "Liz'' Smith will meet at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Rooty Branch Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn., for a 1 p.m. graveside service and interment. Rev. Jerry King with officiate. Pallbearers: William "Junebug'' Rosenbaum, Gary Rosenbaum, Charles Rosenbaum, Ronnie Rosenbaum, Dennis Beard and Wesley Beard. Mrs. Smith entered eternal life with the Lord on Jan. 13, 2002, at the age of 88. Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of local arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 16, 2002

SMITH, JAMES "JACK" ALLEN James "Jack" Allen Smith, 86, went home to be with the Lord and his loving wife of 65 years on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medial Center. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County,. He retired from Eastman Chemical after 25 years of service. He was a member and deacon of Blountville Christian Church. He was an award-winning fox hunter and loved to play the fiddle. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee Smith; a son, James Bradford Smith; his parents, Albert and Julie Smith; brothers, Rev. Beverly Smith and Gordon Smith; and sisters, Dorothy Garst, Francis Gammon and Lucille Glover. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Brenda Smith, Piney Flats; granddaughter, Misty Leigh-Alison Sykes and husband Shawn W. Sykes; granddaughter, Candice Ashley Smith; great-grandson, Darion Arik Sykes; brother, Ed Smith; sister, Evelyn Erwin; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and loved ones. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Blountville Christian Church, Blountville, Tenn. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the church with the ministers, Dwight Shaffer and Leland Houser, officiating. Music will be provided by niece, Judy Smith, and nephew, Gary Smith. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blountville. Pallbearers will be David Jones, Paul Gebhart, Jerry Petzoldt, Clyde Smith, Dennis Houser and Danny Garst. Carter-Trent Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 15, 2002

SMITH, JAMES "JACK" ALLEN James "Jack'' Allen Smith, 86, went home to be with the Lord and his loving wife of 65 years on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medial Center. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He retired from Eastman Chemical after 25 years of service. He was a member and deacon of Blountville Christian Church. He was an award-winning fox hunter and loved to play the fiddle. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee Smith; a son, James Bradford Smith; his parents, Albert and Julie Smith; brothers, Rev. Beverly Smith and Gordon Smith; and sisters, Dorothy Garst, Francis Gammon and Lucille Glover. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Brenda Smith of Piney Flats; granddaughter, Misty Leigh-Alison Sykes and husband, Shawn W. Sykes; granddaughter, Candice Ashley Smith; great-grandson, Darion Arik Sykes; brother, Ed Smith; sister, Evelyn Erwin; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and loved ones. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Blountville Christian Church, Blountville. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the church with the ministers Dwight Shaffer and Leland Houser officiating. Music will be provided by niece Judy Smith and nephew Gary Smith. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blountville. Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. Thursday. Pallbearers will be David Jones, Paul Gebhart, Jerry Petzoldt, Clyde Smith, Dennis Houser and Danny Garst. Carter-Trent Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 16, 2002

SMITH, KENNETH P. "RED" Kenneth P. "Red" Smith, 69, 1608 McKinley Ave., Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was a native of Bristol and the son of the late Edward and Virginia Smith. He was retired from the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mae Smith, and daughter, Regina Smith. Survivors include daughters, Debbie Smith Nicholson and Sallie Ann Hurley, both of Bristol; sons, Kenneth Barrie Smith and Ronnie Dean Smith, both of Bristol, and David Wayne Smith, Knoxville; sister, Helen McCord, Knoxville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Military graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with Rev. Larry Hall and D.A.V. Chapter 40 in charge. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 7, 2002

SMITH, KENNETH P. "RED" Military graveside services for Kenneth P. "Red" Smith will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home with Rev. Larry Hall and DAV Chapter 40 in charge. Mr. Smith, 69, 1608 McKinley Ave., Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2002

SMITH, REX H. Rex H. Smith, 76, of 408 Carolina Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 19, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and worked with Sears Roebuck for many years as a plumber. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Ella Smith; brother, William T. Smith; and a sister, Della Kalinowski. Survivors include: daughter, Valerie Smith of Bristol, Tenn.; son, Harvey E. Smith of Bristol, Tenn.; brother, Robert Smith of Ben Salem, PA; sisters, Ruby Acompora of Pompano Beach, Fla., Musetta Noyes of Blooomfield, Conn., and Mary Ruth Paul of Houston, Texas; special friends, Larry Feathers and Patrick Southern; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. Niles E. Kitzmiller will officiate. Burial will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tenn. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 23, 2002

SMITH, REX H. Burial for Rex H. Smith will follow graveside services at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tenn. Mr. Smith, 76, of 408 Carolina Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 19, at his residence. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 24, 2002

SMITH, SYLVIA R. SMITH Sylvia R. Smith Gomez, 60, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Bristol, Va., the daughter of Wilbur F. "Jack" and Helen Hoover Smith of 285 Cherokee Road in Bristol, Va. She was a graduate of Bristol Virginia High School and Virginia Intermont College and attended East Tennessee State University. She was graduated from Watts Hospital School of Medical Technology in Durham, NC, as a registered A.S.C.P. She worked several years in the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia and did research on the pneumonia vaccine. She was a former member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church and the Church of the Glad Tidings before moving to San Antonio eight years ago. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of eight years, Gilbert Gomez, of San Antonio; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Dr. Tony Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Weaver, Wayne Cox, Jack Glover, Paul Tate, Steven King, Hershel Stevens, Charlie Roe and Robbie Hicks. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Blevins Funeral Home. In lieu of lowers, memorial contributions may be sent to any charity of choice or to Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church, 327 W. Mary St., Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gomez have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. Theodore R. Hicks. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 4, 2002

SNADER, ROSA INEZ Rosa Inez Snader, 91, of Cambridge House died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born in Appalachia, Va., to John Randolph and Nancy Jane Bays Snader, she had made her home in Bristol for most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith and retired from the kitchen and housekeeping of General Shelby Hotel. One son, Edgar Snader, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Jack Snader and Marshall Snader and his wife, Jean, along with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Saturday at Castle Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, in Castle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Yelton officiating. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in Mountain View Cemetery. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Snader family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

SNADER, ROSA INEZ A graveside service for Rosa Inez Snader will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Snader, 91, of Cambridge House, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Snader family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2002

SNAPP, DORIS DAVIDSON Doris Davidson Snapp, 74, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Ashe County, NC, a daughter of the late Fred O. and Flossy Phipps Davidson. She was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and was first in her graduating class from Emory & Henry College. She received her masters of religious education degree from Emory University in Atlanta and her masters of divinity degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was ordained a deacon in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1990. She had served as director of the Wesley Foundation of the United Methodist Campus Ministry at East Tennessee State University; director of Christian education at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, director of children's work and weekday kindergarten at State Street United Methodist Church in Bristol and as a minister in the Grace Circuit, Wytheville District, Sinking Springs-Paperville, Abingdon District, and most recently as associate minister at First United Methodist Church in Bristol. She taught English at the junior high level in the Bristol Tennessee and Bristol Virginia school systems. She attended State Street United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer with Wellmont Hospice and several area hospitals and nursing homes and in counseling with older adults. She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Snapp; a son, Jonathan P. Snapp and his wife, Lisa, of Knoxville; one niece and one nephew; special friends, Sheri Galimore and Mary Ann Jones. She was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert J. Davidson. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 11, 2002

SNAPP, DORIS DAVIDSON The funeral service for Doris Davidson Snapp will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Mrs. Snapp, 73, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 12, 2002

SORAH, LILLIAN H. Lillian H. Sorah of 2011 West State St., Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 29,. 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Sorah was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Sorah, and a son, Doug Sorah. Mrs. Sorah is survived by three grandchildren, Amy Meyers and husband, Shawn, Amber Calvin and husband, Roy, and Chris Sorah and wife, Joanne; three great-grandchildren, Roy Calvin III, Cindy and Christian; two sisters, Virginia Cole and Edith Holmes, both of Bristol, Va.; two nieces, Kim Nichols and husband, Gary, and Kelley Gibbons and husband, Josh; and several great-nieces. Graveside services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Carl Blackburn officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Sorah. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 31, 2002

SPENCER, RITA MARIE CHAPALA ROCKWALL, Texas -- Rita Marie Spencer, 54, formerly of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at home. She was born in Michigan City, Ind., a daughter of Loretta Hutmacher and the late Walter M. Chapala. She graduated from Elston High School in 1965 and attended Purdue University. Surviving are two sons, Ryan M. Spencer of University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, and Robert J. Spencer of Emory & Henry College, Emory, Va.; three brothers, Raymond M. Chapala of Edwardsville, Ill., Robert F. Chapala of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Walter P. Chapala of Michigan City; two stepbrothers, Richard Hutmacher of Indianapolis and Thomas Hutmacher of Portage, Ind.; and two stepsisters, Annette Jones of Indianapolis and Gail Przyblinski of Michigan City. Funeral services will be held Jan. 3, 2002, in Michigan City. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Carlisle Funeral Home of Michigan City is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2002

STATZER, ANNA MAE COLE Anna Mae Cole Statzer, 81, of 301 Blue Bonnett Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Cambridge House. She was born June 20, 1920, at Greendale, Va., the daughter of the late John L. and Jessie Honaker Cole. She had made her home in Castlewood for several years where she was a homemaker and the widow of Robert Andrew Statzer, Mrs. Statzer was of the Baptist faith and had made her home in the Bristol area since 1991. Survivors include two daughters, Dana Sullins of Bristol, Tenn., and Joyce Cornett of Blountville, Tenn.; two sons, Robert L. "Bob" Statzer of Castlewood and Sherman Johnny Statzer of Salem, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Special music will be by Thelma Gibbons and Connie Umbarger. Committal service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in Temple Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Gary Cole officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 9, 2002

STATZER, ANNA MAE COLE Anna Mae Cole Statzer, 81, of 301 Blue Bonnett Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Cambridge House. She was born June 20, 1920, at Greendale, Va., the daughter of the late John L. and Jessie Honaker Cole. She had made her home in Castlewood for several years, where she was a homemaker and the widow of Robert Andrew Statzer, Mrs. Statzer was of the Baptist faith and had made her home in the Bristol area since 1991. Survivors include two daughters, Dana Sullins of Bristol, Tenn., and Joyce Cornett of Blountville; two sons, Robert L. "Bob" Statzer of Castlewood and Sherman Johnny Statzer of Salem, Va.; sister, Emma Umbarger; brother, Thurman Hubert Cole; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Special music will be by Thelma Gibbons and Connie Umbarger. Committal service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in Temple Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Gary Cole officiating. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 10, 2002

STATZER, BANNIE A. Burial for Bannie A. Statzer will be in the Tignor-White Cemetery, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at 11 a.m. Those wishing to go to the cemetery in procession are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Johnny Long, Randy Helton, Eddie Wallace, Tommy Puckett, Harry Dunn, Steve Helton, Phillip White, Ted White and Howard Fleenor. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church, Don Brewer and Lonnie Hopson. Ms. Statzer, 82, of 833 E. Mary St., Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in the Mountain View Retirement Home in Lebanon. Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Ms. Statzer. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 1, 2002

STOUT, ELBERT EDGAR BASSETT, Va. -- Mr. Elbert Edgar Stout, 84, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, in Memorial Hospital. He was born in Washington County, Va., a son of the late John J. and Ida Pearl Harless Stout, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Violet Witt Stout. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Marines, a member of Valley Drive Baptist Church and retired from Stanley Furniture. Surviving are his wife, Elma Norman Stout; six sons, Robert Witt of Ridgeway, Va., Richard Stout, Buford Stout, David Stout and Larry G. Norman, all of Bassett, and Bobby R. Norman of Fieldale; four daughters, Eva S. Beck of Woolwine, Va., Patricia S. Nevins and Carolyn N. Huie, both of Collinsville, Va., and Kathy N. Arrington of Bassett; three brothers, Charlie Stout of Bassett Forks, Va., and Robert Stout and Stewart Stout, both of Bassett; two sisters, Genett Smith and Mary Craig, both of Bassett; 25 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 14., 2002, in Fieldale. Memorials may be made to the Valley Drive Baptist Church Piano Fund, 889 Valley Drive, Fieldale, VA 24089. Obituary is courtesy of Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 13, 2002

TAYLOR, DENNIS BARRY MICHIGAN -- Dennis Barry Taylor, 38, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, after a brief illness. He was born in Bristol, Tenn. He attended Holston Elementary School and graduated from Tri-Cities Christian School. He received his undergraduate degree from Centenary College, Shreveport, La., and Southwestern Baptist Theological College and a master's degree in music from Eastmar School of Music, Rochester, NY He served in the U.S. Army. He played in the Army Field Band for three years. He taught school in Howard County, Md. Mr. Taylor was employed as a pianist at Grosse Pointe South High School. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ella Ruth Owens Taylor in 1978. Survivors: his parents, W.C. (Junior) and Marie Taylor of Blountville; one brother, Jeffrey L. Taylor of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2002

TAYLOR, DENNIS BARRY MICHIGAN -- Dennis Barry Taylor, 38, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, after a brief illness. He was born in Bristol, Tenn. He attended Holston Elementary School and graduated from Tri-Cities Christian School. He received his undergraduate degree from Centenary College, Shreveport, La., and Southwestern Baptist Theological College and a master's degree in music from Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY He served in the U.S. Army. He played in the Army Field Band for three years. He taught school in Howard County, Md. Mr. Taylor was employed as a pianist at Grosse Pointe South High School. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ella Ruth Owens Taylor in 1978. Survivors: his parents, W.C. (Junior) and Marie Taylor of Blountville; one brother, Jeffrey L. Taylor of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent , downtown. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Watson and Pastor Cecil Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post 3, Kingsport. At the request of his friends, a scholarship fund has been established in his memory at the Tri-City Gospel Music Camp, Kingsport. Mail memorials to Tri-City City Gospel Music Camp, Kingsport. Mail memorials to Tri-City Gospel Music Camp, Dennis Taylor Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Sue Harlow, 549 Knobview Drive, Blountville, TN 37617. Carter-Trent Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 6, 2002

TILLY, ROBERT C. "BOB" Lt. Col. BLUFF CITY -- Lt. Col. Robert C. "Bob" Tilly, U.S.M.C. retired, 71, of Walnut Lane, took his last flight to the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at 12:20 p.m. He was born in Bristol, Tenn., July 18, 1930, to the late Arthur Robert Tilly and Lonnie East Tilly, and was a member of Rockhold United Methodist Church. Bob had a distinguished career as an aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as White House pilot for presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. He was a pioneer in the field of helicopter aviation, serving as test pilot for Bell Helicopter in the development of the Huey line of helicopters, which he flew extensively during his three 18-month tours of combat duty in Vietnam. During his 25-year career, Bob earned numerous medals and commendations including the Legion of Merit with Combat Valor and the Purple Heart. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Tilly of Bluff City; daughter, Mary Tilly of High Point, NC; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Mark and Kathy Tilly of Charlotte, NC, and David Michael and Debbie Tilly of Winchester, Va.; and a sister, Mary Ward of Melbourne, Fla. Bob leaves behind six grandchildren, Joshua and Zachary Tilly of Reston, Va., Robert Edward, Ashley and Justin Tilly of Purcellville, Va., and Jacob Tilly of Winchester; as well as many friends all over America. His sense of humor, generous spirit and willingness to volunteer will be missed by all who knew him. He was a man who loved God, a patriot who loved his country, a husband, father and grandfather who loved his family and was a good shot. Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Hensley and Rev. Gene Deaton officiating. Military honors will be performed by the U.S. Marine Corps. Honorary pallbearers will be Chip Agett, Rick Lindsey, Walt Pierson, Joshua and Zachary Tilly and Herb Riley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Weaver Funeral Home or any time at the home of Sue Thomas, 319 Walnut Lane, Bluff City, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rockhold Methodist Church, 4157 Rockhold Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 8, 2002

TILLY, ROBERT C. "BOB" Lt. Col. BLUFF CITY -- Services Lt. Col. Robert C. "Bob" Tilly will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Hensley and Rev. Gene Deaton officiating. Military honors will be performed by the U.S. Marine Corps. Honorary pallbearers will be Chip Agett, Rick Lindsey, Walt Pierson, Joshua and Zachary Tilly and Herb Riley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rockhold Methodist Church, 4157 Rockhold Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Lt. Col. Tilly, USMC retired, 71, of Walnut Lane, took his last flight to the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at 12:20 p.m. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 9, 2002

TIPTON, GERTIE MAE WEEKS Gertie Mae Weeks Griffith Tipton, 68, of Bristol, Va., went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002. She was born in Honaker, a daughter of the late Ida Belle Hicks Weeks and George Lacy Weeks, and had lived most of her life in Bristol. She was a Jehovah's Witness and a former employee of the Bristol Mall. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Gail Jordan of Bristol, Va., and Frances Statzer of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Larry Griffith of Bristol, Tenn.; four sisters, Irene Carion, Gladys Gibson, Vivian Fields Drew and Gaynell Ward; a daughter-in-law, Sarah Griffith; a son-in-law, Bobby Statzer; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Garnette William Griffith; a sister, Pearl Phillips; two brothers, Ballard Weeks and Thurman Weeks; and a granddaughter, Sheana Michelle Griffith. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. James W. Norris officiating. Burial will follow. Pallbearers will be Bobby Statzer, David Statzer, Mike Mueller, Brock Browning, LeaAnn Mounce and Bruce Dunn. Honorary pallbearer will be Joseph A. Mueller. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bleivns Funeral Home. The family would like to express our love and gratitude to Gertie's special friend, Caroline Hyatt, for the care she gave during Gertie's last days with us. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Tipton have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 18, 2002

TIPTON, GERTIE MAE WEEKS The funeral service for Gertie Mae Weeks Griffith Tipton will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. James W. Norris officiating. Burial will follow. Pallbearers will be Bobby Statzer, David Statzer, Mike Mueller, Brock Browning, LeaAnn Mounce and Bruce Dunn. Honorary pallbearer will be Joseph A. Mueller. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Blevins Funeral Home. Mrs. Tipton, 68, of Bristol, Va., went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Tipton have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 19, 2002

TRINKLE, EUGENE JACOB BLOUNTVILLE -- Eugene Jacob Trinkle, 31, died on Jan. 13, 2002, at his residence. He attended Solid Rock Full Gospel Church in Johnson City. Survivors include: mother and stepfather, James and Addie Kennett; stepmother, Betty Trinkle; sister, Tammy Ann Reeves; maternal grandmother, Margaret and Howard Taylor; paternal grandmother, Ruby Trinkle; one niece; three nephews; and two uncles. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the county cemetery with Rev. Terry Phillips officiating. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 17, 2002

VANCE, PAULINE V. JONES BLOUNTVILLE -- Pauline V. Jones Vance, 71, of 934 Cross Community Road died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. A native of Sullivan County, she lived in the Blountville and Bristol areas all of her life and was a daughter of the late Joe "Tessie" Jones and Bonnie Moore Jones. She was a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Vance; a son, Edward "Eddie" Vance; and two brothers, Gail and Wayne Jones. Survivors include: daughter, Diana Leonard; two granddaughters, Kimberly Joyner and Tiffany Leonard; great-grandson, Aaron Joyner, all of Blountville; sister, Mrs. Robert (Marie) Broyles of Bristol, Tenn.; three brothers, Clovis Jones of Bristol, Tenn., and Donald and J. D. Jones, both of Long Beach, Calif.; special aunt, Linda Moore Cardwell; several nieces and nephews; and four special friends, Richard Trivett, Donald and Thelma Trivett and Adam McCray. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Burton officiating. The committal will be at noon Friday at Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Special thanks to Wellmont Hospice House for the excellent care given to the family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home. Friends may call at the home of her daughter, Diana Leonard, 205 Ramey Road, Bristol, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2002

VANCE, PAULINE V. JONES BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Pauline V. Jones Vance will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Burton officiating. The committal will be at noon Friday at Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Special thanks to Wellmont Hospice House for the excellent care given to the family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home. Friends may call at the home of her daughter, Diana Leonard, 205 Ramey Road, Bristol, Tenn. Mrs. Vance, 71, of 934 Cross Community Road died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2002

VANCE, SAMMIE L. "POPS" Sammie L. "Pops" Vance, 76, of 1031 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn., entered eternal rest at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 1, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Born in Bristol, Va., on Sept. 21, 1925, a son of the late R.H. and Mary McCracken Vance, he had resided in this area his entire life. Mr. Vance retired from Flav-O-Rich in 1986 following 32 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Vance was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Hazel Pauline Price Vance in 1983 and by six brothers and sisters. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Hicks of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Barry Vance of Bristol, Tenn.; two grandsons, Jason Vance and Paul Vance; one granddaughter, Amanda Del' Rae Smith; two sisters, Goldie Rosenbaum of Bristol, Tenn., and Ann Bowers of Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews. Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Niles E. Kitzmiller will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Nelson St. John Harris, Larry Barker, Mike Georgiades, Larry Selfe, Carl Riddle, Willie Gourley, Herb Brown, Dr. Bennett Cowan and the staff of Weaver Funeral Home. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends at Weaver Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2002

VANCE, SAMMIE L. "POPS" Committal services for Sammie L. "Pops" Vance will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Niles E. Kitzmiller will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Nelson St. John Harris, Larry Barker, Mike Georgiades, Larry Selfe, Carl Riddle, Willie Gourley, Herb Brown, Dr. Bennett Cowan and the staff of Weaver Funeral Home. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Vance, 76, of 1031 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn., entered eternal rest at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 1, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2002

WALSH, EDNA BAILEY Edna Bailey Walsh, 82, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was born Aug. 21, 1919, in Sullivan County to the late Charles Vanover and Mattie Nelson Vanover. Mrs. Walsh was a retired employee of Parkway Motor Inn and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: two sons, Luther Bailey of Piney Flats and Kenneth Bailey and wife, Linda, of Bristol, Tenn.; four daughters, Monnie Beam and husband, Herb, of Houston, Texas, Gracie Miller and husband, Jack, of Brookesville, Fla., Louise McHue of Elkin, NC; and Eva Skeens and husband, Walt, of Bristol, Va.; sister, Dessie Lowe of Bristol, Va.; brother, Nathan Vanover of Bristol, Va. 16 great-grandchildren; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Monday, Jan, 21, 2002, from Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Malcolm Stuart and Brother Sam Haynes officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. Pallbearers include: Brad McHue, Jack Lamar Miller, Chad Bailey, William Stewart, Rob Sullins and Adam Sullins. Honorary pallbearers include: Dr. Fenyves, Dr. Carol Dewey, Dr. Sue Prill and Doris Faulk. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 20, 2002

WARD, JAMES RAY Mr. James Ray Ward, 72, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born in Washington County, he was a son of the late James Wesley Ward and Roamie Haley Ward. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Con L. Ward and Billy Ward. Mr. Ward was a retired employee of General Motors Corp. and was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Lee Ward; two sons, Shawne Ward of Bristol, Tenn., and James Wesley Ward of York, Pa.; eight daughters, Brook Ward of the home, Brenda Twigg and husband, Bill, of Westminster, Md., Glenda Keller and husband, Ed, of Columbus, Ga.; Renee Lyles and husband, Randy, of Saltville, Olander Ward of Aberdeen, Md., Valerie Goldberg of Baltimore, Theola Weaver and husband, Rodney, of Glade Spring and Ellen Farmer and husband, Leroy, of Blountville; five sisters, Margaret Schaffer of Odenton, Md., Lisa Ledbetter of Atlanta, Mary Frances Schepers of Petersburg, Va., Elizabeth Dillard of Bristol, Va., and Mildred Hamby of Bristol, Tenn.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many special family members and friends. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Farris Funeral Chapel. Cremation will follow the service. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. James Ray Ward. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 27, 2002

WIDENER, HADEN M. "JIMBO" The funeral service for Haden M. "Jimbo" Widener Jr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with ministers C. Richard Campbell and Jennings Dotson officiating. Burial will follow in Sharrett Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Carter, Jimmy Widener, Bryan Widener, Rick Shipley, Clayton Shipley and Jeff Widener. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the family, c/o Elizabeth Carrier, 1108 Rhode Island Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to service. Mr. Widener, 72, of 1508 Newton St., Bristol, Va., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mr. Widener have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 27, 2002

WIDNER, RALPH HINES BLUFF CITY -- Ralph Hines Widner, 65, of Polaris Drive died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Abingdon, son of the late Smith Joseph and Georgia Sauls Widner. He attended West Highlands Church, was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and retired manager of Kenny Shoe Store. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Remecca Woodward Widner; sisters, Shelia Darlene Jones of, Fall Branch, Tenn., Marie Edmondston of Abingdon, Dorothy Bridgeman of Bluff City and Elva Laughlin of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Saturday in West Highlands Church with Pastor Sam officiating. Military honors and entombment will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with D.A.V. Chapter 40 in charge. Pallbearers: Ernie Jones, Christopher Jones, C.W. Woodard Jr., Charles Atkins, Travis Blair, Bill Gangeware, Elmer Woodby, Jay Lawson and Woody Lawson. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday in West Highlands Church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 5, 2002

WIDNER, RALPH H. BLUFF CITY -- Military honors and entombment for Ralph H. Widner will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with D.A.V. Chapter 40 in charge. Pallbearers: Ernie Jones, Christopher Jones, C.W. Woodard Jr., Charles Atkins, Travis Blair, Bill Gangeware, Elmer Woodby, Jay Lawson and Woody Lawson. Mr. Widner, 65, of Polaris Drive died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 6, 2002

WILLEN, HERBERT LEE BLOUNTVILLE -- Herbert Lee Willen, 67, of 552 Cave Hill Road died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in Holston Valley Hospital. A native of Washington County, Tenn., he had been a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He was the son of the late Toy Lee and Flossie Cross Willen. He was a retired farmer and a member of Buffalo Christian Church. Survivors include: wife, Helen Malone Willen; three daughters, Mary Sue Cross and son-in-law, Randy Cross, Sandra Kay Carrier and son-in-law, Randy Carrier and Lola Mae Willen; son, Charles Lee Willen; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Salyers officiating. The committal will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hines Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help pay final expenses. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN 16, 2002

WILSON, RAY S. Former Bristol Tennessee Fire Chief Ray S. Wilson of Blountville died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at Greystone Health Care Center. He was 86. He was fire chief for nine years. Wilson was a Sullivan County native and a member of Blountville First Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran who served in World War II. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Alice Hackady Wilson, and four brothers and a sister. Survivors include his wife, Margie Greene Wilson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Sue Wilson of Charlotte, NC, and Mike and Lori Wilson of Elizabethton; two grandsons, Stephen Wilson and Eric Wilson, both of Elizabethton; two sisters-in-law, Louise Wilson of Bristol and Juanita Barger of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at Blountville First Baptist Church with Dr. Clay Austin officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Folkner, Kevin Hamed, Buddy Bates, Jason Bates, Greg Greene, Jim Hammonds, Jim Smith and Bobby Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be former and current Bristol Tennessee firefighters. A procession will leave Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol for the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. before the funeral service. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 2, 2002

WILSON, RAY S. BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Ray S. Wilson will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Blountville First Baptist Church with Dr. Clay Austin officiating. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Folkner, Kevin Hamed, Buddy Bates, Jason Bates, Greg Greene, Jim Hammonds, Jim Smith and Bobby Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be former and current firefighters at Bristol Tennessee Fire Department. A procession will be leaving from Weaver Funeral Home at 10:45 a.m. Friday to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. prior to service time. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 3, 2002

WILSON, SALLIE BAINES Sallie Baines Wilson was taken on angels' wings to be with her Lord in eternal peace on Saturday, Jan 26, 2002. She was the daughter of the late George and Martha Rust, a member of Weaver Union Church and retired from the cafeteria department with the Bristol Tennessee School Systems. She loved her family and her church, was a hard worker and friend to all. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, fishing and singing. Survivors include: daughter, Carole Reeves, Bristol, Tenn.; daughter and "son," Sandra and Riley Snapp, Roanoke; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; husband, Windom Wilson; sister, Ora Mae Wright, Ypsilanti, Mich.; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews; and two special and faithful nieces, Joan Monger and Lanelle Poore. Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Monday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Noah Stout officiating. The family will receive friends 5 to 6:45 p.m. The committal service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Cold Spring Cemetery. Memorial may be made to American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604, or Alzheimer's Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 28, 2002

WILSON, SALLIE BAINES The committal service for Sallie Baines Wilson will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Cold Spring Cemetery. Memorial may be made to American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604, or Alzheimer's Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604. Mrs. Wilson was taken on angels' wings to be with her Lord in eternal peace on Saturday, Jan 26, 2002. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER JAN. 29, 2002


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