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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER February 2002

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ADAMS, BUD KINGSPORT – Bud Adams, 67, of 300 Morelock St., died Feb. 17, 2002, in Kingsport. He was a professional wrestler and a wrestling promoter for various organizations for over 30 years and an avid race car driver in Blue Island, Ill., and at the Kingsport Speedway. He was a mechanic and was retired from Cumberland Clark Lift. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry S. and Dorothy Norris Herron Adams, and several sisters. He was involved in fund-raising efforts for various charitable organizations, was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse and was involved in the construction of the church. He was a member of the Armed Forces, serving in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife of 49 and one half years, June Adams; daughters and sons-in-law, Aretha Jones-Jachimski and husband Rick of St. Petersburg, Fla., Anita Lane and husband Garner of Kingsport, Tracy Moody of Kingsport and Brittany Adams of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nephews and nieces. Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. at Apostolic Lighthouse Church. Services will be at 7 p.m. at the church with Rev. G.D. Peters, Rev. Danny Bradley and Rev. Mike Vicars officiating. Military service by American Legion Hammond Post 3 at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2002. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Those going to the cemetery should meet at the funeral home at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Bud Adams Family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2002

ARNOLD, DOROTHY BLUFF CITY -- Dorothy Arnold, 80, of 325 Stoney Hill Road died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. A native of Abingdon and daughter of the late Troy and Rachel Dollar, she had lived in the Bristol area all of her life. She was a member of Central Holston Christian Church and custodian at the church for 41 years. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence David Arnold and grandsons, Kelsey Arnold, Travis Lunsford and Jerry Wayne Arnold. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, Dewayne and Bell Arnold of Abingdon, J.C. and Melvinia Arnold of Bristol, Va., Marvin and Patsy Arnold of Bluff City and Clayton and Nancy Arnold of Bluff City; daughters and sons-in-law, Evelena Lampkins of Bluff City, Viola and Hobert Pope of Bristol, Va., and Wanda Lunsford of Bluff City; brother, Vernon Dollar of Bluff City; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Central Holston Christian Church with Ministers Ken Kehrer, Rodney Fields and Tim Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be four grandsons, Steve Arnold, Brad Arnold, Allen Lampkins and Tommy Poff, and friends, Delwood Michaels and David Woods. Honorary pallbearers will be David Lampkins, Billy Olsen, Justine Lunsford, Daryl Testerman, Brad Michaels, nurses and staff of Bristol Regional Medical 3 West and nurses and staff of Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home or any time at the homes of Clayton Arnold, 288 Boyd Road, Bluff City, Tenn., and Dewayne Arnold, 22046 Parks Mill Road, Abingdon. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 10, 2002

ARNOLD, DOROTHY BLUFF CITY – Funeral services for Dorothy Arnold will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Central Holston Christian Church with Ministers Ken Kehrer, Rodney Fields and Tim Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be four grandsons, Steve Arnold, Brad Arnold, Allen Lampkins and Tommy Poff, and friends, Delwood Michaels and David Woods. Honorary pallbearers will be David Lampkins, Billy Olsen, Justine Lunsford, Daryl Testerman, Brad Michaels, nurses and staff of Bristol Regional Medical 3 West and nurses and staff of Wellmont Hospice House. Mrs. Arnold, 80, of 325 Stoney Hill Road died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 11, 2002

AVERITT, EVA DABBS Eva Dabbs Averitt, 82, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with her Lord Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, in the Wellmont Hospice House. A native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., she had lived in the Bristol area for more than 50 years and was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Lemon Dabbs. She was a retired professional hairdresser with 41 years of service and a member of the First Church of the Nazerene in Bristol. She loved quilting and reading. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Dabbs; sisters, Arvella Carney and Beulah Roberts; half-sister, Helen Windrow; son-in-law, John Delzingo; and former husband, Claude Averitt. Survivors include: daughter, Juanita Delzingo, Bristol, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Michael A. Rose, Bristol, Tenn., and Kimberly Stone, Bristol, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; brother, John H. Dabbs, Bristol, Tenn.; two half-sisters, Lois Kelton, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Edith Kelton, Nashville; former grandson-in-law, Tim Walker, Charleston, SC; and special friends, Edith Litton, Peggy Stewart, Gladys Scott, Ida Feathers and Bill Lockhart. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Niles Kitzmiller officiating. The committal will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele’s Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Weaver Funeral Home or any time at the home of the daughter, Juanita Delzingo, 209 Blueridge Drive, Bristol, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 12, 2002

AVERITT, EVA DABBS The committal for Eva Dabbs Averitt will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Averitt, 82, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with her Lord Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 13, 2002

BAINES, HELEN KATE Helen Kate Baines, 85, of 5005 Highway 421, Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Sullivan County, daughter of the late William Hugh and Nannie Mae Ball Woodby. She was a retired employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Co. and a member of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her son, Sammie Baines; daughter-in-law, Rita Baines; grandchildren, Gregory Baines and wife, Margaret, Ricky Baines and wife, Lisa, Kimberly Sorah and Tiffany Baines; great-grandsons, Gregory Baines and Brandon Sorah; grandson-in-law, Allen Sorah; step-great-grandchildren, Sonya Lockner and Casey Lockner; sisters, Margaret Johnson, Frances Woods, Martha Ryburn McNew and Peggy Woodby, all of Bristol, Tenn., Susie Meade of Chilhowie and Nancy Saltz of Hardy, Va.; brothers, Andrew (Bill) Woodby of Blountville and James (Jim) Woodby of Bristol, Tenn. Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday in Cold Spring Cemetery with Brother Jeff Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home. The family extends a special thanks to the staff of Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 17, 2002

BARHAM, JOHN RANDALL BLOUNTVILLE -- John Randall Barham, 37, went to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 5, 2002, at his residence. He was a 1982 graduate of Sullivan Central High School and a 1984 graduate of Walters State Community College, where he majored in criminal justice. He served as a reserve deputy for six years in the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department. He was elected and served the people of Sullivan County as constable for the past 14 years. He was also an employee of Food Lion for the past nine years and a member of Bethel View Baptist Church. He was also a member of Whiteside Masonic Lodge in Blountville. Survivors include daughter, Sarah Grace Barham of Bristol, Tenn.; and parents, John and Margaret Barham of Blountville. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Rayburn and Rev. Randall Shaffer officiating. Interment will follow. Pallbearers include Darrell Epperson, Tim Cornett, Bob McCracken, Henry Price, Bob Lett, Danny Wilson, Edwin Fortner and Larry Epperson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Whiteside Masonic Lodge, Dr. Schrenker and Dr. Burkette. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 17, 2002

BISHOP, JAMES V. James V. Bishop, 77, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn. He was a native of West Virginia but had lived in the offset of Bristol, Tenn., since 1979. He was the son of the late Lester and Lula King Bishop and was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Albert Bishop. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Rangers of World War II, where he served in six major battles. He had been a member of the Portage Lakes Lodge 952 AF&AM in Akron, Ohio, since 1979, and was retired from the Atlantic Foundry in Akron in 1978. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Shirley H. Bishop; four sons, James Arthur Bishop of Akron, Roger Lee Bishop of Bristol, Tenn., Charles Edward Bishop of Abingdon and Daniel E. Bishop of Damascus; one stepbrother, Don King of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at noon Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, in Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Campbell and Rev. Larry Bales officiating. Interment will follow the service in Greenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Va. Pallbearers will be Gene Sweet, John Duncan, Swanson Puckett, John Puckett, Junior Gobble and Henry Baumgardner. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Garrett Funeral Home. Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Mr. Bishop. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2002

BISHOP, JAMES V. The funeral service for James V. Bishop will be at noon Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, in Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Campbell and Rev. Larry Bales officiating. Interment will follow the service in Greenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Va., with military graveside rites by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 Honor Guard conducting a 21-gun salute, and U.S. Army officers will be making the flag presentation. Pallbearers will be Gene Sweet, John Duncan, Swanson Puckett, John Puckett, Junior Gobble and Henry Baumgardner. Mr. Bishop, 77, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn. Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Mr. Bishop. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2002

BLEVINS, CARL S. SHADY VALLEY -- Carl S. Blevins, 76, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was a native of Washington County, Va., and had lived 42 years in California before moving back to Shady Valley in 1990. He was a son of the late William Allen and Darthula Lewis Blevins. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a Mason and a member of Sutherland Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Juanita H. Blevins; two sons, Allan Blevins and wife, Amy, and Walter Blevins and wife, Donna, all of Napa, Calif.; special nephew, Lee Blevins of Napa; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Vanover, Rev. Bill Worley and Mr. Lee Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson-Lewis Cemetery, Taylors Valley, Va. Pallbearers will be Chris Manuel, Marty Manuel, Donald Neely, Douglas Blackburn, Ralph Jenkins and Junior Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Emory H. Robinette, Paul Henderson and Roy Neeley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 458, Damascus, VA 24236. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Garrett Funeral Home. Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Mr. Blevins. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 17, 2002

BLEVINS, CARL S. SHADY VALLEY – The funeral service for Carl S. Blevins will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Vanover, Rev. Bill Worley and Mr. Lee Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson-Lewis Cemetery, Taylors Valley, Va. Pallbearers will be Chris Manuel, Marty Manuel, Donald Neely, Douglas Blackburn, Ralph Jenkins and Junior Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Emory H. Robinette, Paul Henderson and Roy Neeley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 458, Damascus, VA 24236. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Garrett Funeral Home. Mr. Blevins, 76, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Mr. Blevins. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2002

BLUEMKE, AMANDA J. Amanda J. Bluemke, 90, of 1116 Shelby St., Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Elizabeth Oliver, was the widow of Hugh Bluemke, a lifelong resident of this area. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairmount Presbyterian Church. Survivors: son, William G. "Mack" McMillian and wife, Doris; sister-in-law, Mary Oliver; granddaughter, Susan Parks; great-grandchildren, Carissa Parks and Bobby Parks; three nieces; and one nephew. A graveside service will be conducted on Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Glenwood Cemetery at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Dr. Bill Goforth officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 24, 2002

BLUEMKE, AMANDA J. A graveside service for Amanda J. Bluemke will be conducted Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Glenwood Cemetery at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Dr. Bill Goforth officiating. Mrs. Bluemke, 90, of 1116 Shelby St., Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2002

BOLING, ROBERT PARKS ELIZABETHTON -- Robert Parks Boling, 97, of Lifecare Center, formerly of Timber Ridge Road, Bluff City, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at Lifecare of Elizabethton. A native of Abingdon, he was the son of the late John Daniel and Bessie Everachael Cox Boling. Mr. Boling was a member of Brookside Baptist Church and retired from P.C. Cooper Construction. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Opal Boling; three brothers; and one sister. Survivors include five sons, Robert A. Boling of Salem, Va., Cleatis Boling of Piney Flats, Forest Boling of Elizabethton, Lester G. Boling of Piney Flalts and Lynn Boling of Bluff City; two sisters, Sophia Leonard of Bristol, Tenn., and Evelyn Longacre of Jonesborough, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; special friend and caregiver Kitty Tolley of Hampton; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City, with the Rev. Fred Potter and Rev. Sam Richards officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be Timothy Boling, Jeff Boling, Rick Boling, Brian Boling, Greg Boling and James Akard. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Gross, Bud Malone, Randy Malone, Carl Sheffey, Murrell Wagner and many friends and staff at lifecare of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 13, 2002

BOLLING, LILLIAN CLARK Lillian Clark Bolling, 83, of 266 Cedar Lane, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at Cambridge House. She was born Nov. 4, 1918, in Fort Blackmore, Va., the daughter of the late John and Nelia Johnson Clark. She had made her home in the Bristol area most of her life. She was the widow of Jim Bolling and was of the Freewill Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Joe Bolling; grandchildren, Tommy Joe Bolling, Tony Bolling, Angela Blanton and Kim Bolling; great-grandchildren, Danielle Gross, Earl Millsap II and Judy Blanton; sisters-in-law, Nora Bolling and Maude Bolling; two nephews; one niece; and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bolling was preceded in death by a son, Frank Bolling. At Lillian's request, there will be no services and her body will be cremated. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 24, 2002

BOLLING, LOIS JANE CAMPBELL Lois Jane Campbell Bolling, 69, of 113 Corpus Christi Drive, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, daughter of the late Charles Gentry and Mary Ellen Campbell, she was a retired employee of ITT and Sperry Unisys and also Bolling Produce. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and attended Avoca Christian Church. She was a mother to many and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Johnson. Survivors include her husband, David C. Bolling Jr.; five daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Phil (Connie Bolling) Tuell of Blountville, Mrs. Allen (Deborah Bolling) Johnson of Bristol, Mrs. Mike (Karen Bolling) Duckett of Bristol, Mrs. Barron (Lori Bolling) Herrington of Germantown, Md., and Amy Hardin and fiancee, Chris Barkley, of Bristol; two sisters, Helen Brickles of Sterling, Va., and Patsy Adams of Bristol, Tenn.; brother, William "P-nut" Campbell, Bristol, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Brent and Brian Tuell, Cody and Dace Johnson, Megan and Morgan Duckett, Caleb Herrington, Levi Hardin and Wyatt Barkley. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Robinson, minister, officiating. The committal will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home with chapel services following the visitation. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 10, 2002

BOLLING, LOIS JANE CAMPBELL The committal for Lois Jane Campbell Bolling will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Bolling, 69, of 113 Corpus Christi Drive, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 11, 2002

BONDURANT, CHARLES ALLEN Charles Allen Bondurant of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at home. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, retired salesman at Lowe's and after his retirement had worked part-time at Valleydale Packing. Mr. Bondurant was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Mary Peltier Bondurant; children and spouses, Teresa and Raymond Dulaney, Mike and Debbie LaMoure, Blake and Beverly Bondurant and Charles "Chuck" and Debbie Bondurant; grandchildren, Brad Dulaney, Stacie Dulaney, Brent Bondurant and Candy Bondurant; great-granddaughter, Keilahjade; brother, Gene Bondurant; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, 2:30 p.m. at the graveside in Susong Cemetery with Jess Neal officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 16, 2002

BONDURANT, CHARLES ALLEN Funeral services for Charles Allen Bondurant will be Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, 2:30 p.m. at the graveside in Susong Cemetery with Jess Neal officiating. Mr. Bondurant of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 17, 2002

BOY, ISABELLA Isabella "Miss Isabel" Boy, 90, 931 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Outlook Pointe. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and the daughter of the late W.C. and Maud Kincaid Boy. She was a graduate of Sullins College and worked for over 40 years as an editor for the former S. E. Massengill Company. She was an active member of Anderson Street United Methodist Church, where she taught kindergarten for 73 years, served as church historian and was a member of the Administrative Board, the Worship Committee and the Ministry Team. She had an avid interest in the history of Bristol and worked diligently with others to record and preserve that history. Miss Isabel was the last member of her immediate family. She is survived by her church family and several cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o’clock Wednesday evening at Anderson Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Fleenor officiating. Friends may call at the church from 6 o’clock until the funeral hour. The committal service will be at 11 o’clock Thursday morning in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Cross, Bob Tanksley, Joel Station, Richard Harr, Fred Bennett, Frank Rhoton, Maynard Hall, Chuck Carrier and Herb Riley. Honorary pallbearers will be all her former kindergarten students. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Anderson Street United Methodist Church, 954 Anderson St., Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Miss Boy have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 12, 2002

BRAY, ELBERT D. "DARRELL" Elbert D. "Darrell" Bray, 43, of 2647 King Mill Pike, Bristol, Va., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at home. He was born Oct. 28, 1958, in Eidson, Tenn., and had lived most of his life in the Blountville area, attended Central High School, was an avid sports fan and a U.S. Army veteran. Darrell was preceded in death by his father, E.J. Bray. He is survived by his mother, Bonnie Thomas; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Arlen Burton of Rogersville, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Freida Bray of Bristol, Va.; two nieces; two nephews; and several cousins. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, 2 p.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Lambert officiating. Pallbearers will be Christopher Manis, Donald Stewart, Cleve Doran, Gary Doran, Steve Cox and Gary Barker. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2002

BRAY, ELBERT D. "DARRELL" Funeral services for Elbert D. "Darrell" Bray will be conducted Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, 2 p.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Lambert officiating. Pallbearers will be Christopher Manis, Donald Stewart, Cleve Doran, Gary Doran, Steve Cox and Gary Barker. Mr. Bray, 43, of 2647 King Mill Pike, Bristol, Va., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 8, 2002

BRYANT, MARGARET L. BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Margaret L. Bryant, 99, formerly of Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in East Park Care Center, Brook Park. Mrs. Bryant was a native of Church Hill, Tenn., but had lived in the Bristol area most of her life. She was the widow of the late Dessa Bryant in 1985, and was preceded in death by one grandson, Thomas Bryant Jr. She was a member of Broadview Baptist Church. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas M. and Carol Bryant of Brooklyn, Ohio; three sisters, Helen Rachel Johnson, Herbert Shankle and Mary Alice Farris, all of Kingsport; and one granddaughter, Judith Miller. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Bryant. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 13, 2002

BRYANT, MARGARET L. BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Graveside services for Margaret L. Bryant will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Akard Funeral Home. Mrs. Bryant, 99, formerly of Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in East Park Care Center, Brook Park. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Bryant. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 14, 2002

CAGLE, RUBEN EARL MARION – Ruben Earl Cagle, 83, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2001, in the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion. Mr. Cagle was born in North Carolina and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City and also the American Legion. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Cagle and Pauline Guthrie. Survivors include: one sister, Louise Pellett, Morristown, Tenn.; two brothers, Carl Cagle, Canton, NC, and Bob Cagle, Hickory, NC; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., with the Rev. Baron Eleiason officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Bradley’s Funeral Home, Marion, is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 12, 2002

CAMPBELL, VERGIE MAE ABINGDON -- Mrs. Vergie Mae Campbell, 72, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at home. She was a native of Washington County and was of the Holiness faith. Mrs. Campell was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Barnett. She is survived by her husband, Tex Campbell; a son and daughter-in-law, Sammy and Angie Chapman of Abingdon; three grandchildren, Bonnie Hawkins, Mary Jane Turner and Chistina Chapman; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dewey Fields and Rev. Wayne Parsons officiating. Casketbearers will be Ernest Barnett, Ted Miller, Charles Wyatt, Tommy Hicks, Angelo Tallman and Jamie Smith. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the service. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Vergie Mae Campbell. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 10, 2002

CASTLE, SANDRA "KADIE" BLOUNTVILLE -- Mrs. Sandra "Kadie" Castle, 54, of 425 Highland Meadows Drive died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol and Kingsport area. She was a homemaker and a member of Hickman Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Peters; a son, little David Salmons; grandparents, J.L. Peters and Ena Peters, and Celia Slagle; infant brother, Donnie Peters; a niece, Mary Ruth Peters; and infant nephew, Robin Leonard. Survivors include: husband, Jack Castle; children, Brian Salmons, Scottie and Rita Salmons and Rebecca (Becki) and Mike Sheets; mother, Ruth Peters; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and Richard Hughes, Betty and Steve Self, Belvia and G.T. Leonard and Christine and Clint Hensley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rod and Wanda Peters, Dick and Betty Peters and Ronnie and Mary Peters; grandchildren, Dustin, Christin and Amanda Barrett, Wade Moore, Josh Salmons, Casey Sheets and David Harr; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Dewey Shaffer, Clint Hensley, Eddie Zimmerman and Johnny Gibson. The committal will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Cemetery. Those wishing to go in procession from the funeral home to the cemetery may meet at the funeral home by 2 p.m. Sunday. Pallbearers will be Billy Leonard, Barry Leonard, Aaron Leonard, Jonathan McNutt, Robert Kennedy and Charles Sanders. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Orfield, Harvey Mays, Barry Shaffer, Ray Moore and Shannon Ball. Special thanks to church family, friends and Dr. Moran. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 23, 2002

CASTLE, SANDRA "KADIE" BLOUNTVILLE -- The committal for Mrs. Sandra "Kadie" Castle will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Cemetery. Those wishing to go in procession from the funeral home to the cemetery may meet at the funeral home by 2 p.m. Sunday. Pallbearers will be Billy Leonard, Barry Leonard, Aaron Leonard, Jonathan McNutt, Robert Kennedy and Charles Sanders. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Orfield, Harvey Mays, Barry Shaffer, Ray Moore and Shannon Ball. Mrs. Castle, 54, of 425 Highland Meadows Drive, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 24, 2002

CHAPPELL, LAWRENCE DUNCAN BLUFF CITY -- Lawrence Duncan Chappell, 73, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton. He was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late C. Hubert and Janice May Duncan Chappell. He was of the Presbyterian faith and worked at Inland Container Corp. as a mechanic for over 35 years. Mr. Chappell was a Korean War Army veteran and a member of the Sullivan County VFW. Survivors include wife, Jean Ann Chappell of Bluff City; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lee Chappell Cooper and her husband, Charles Cooper, of Bluff City; and sister, Julia A. Chappell of Bluff City. Special thanks to the employees and friends at Bristol Dialysis Center, Life Care of Elizabethton and N.E.T. Trans Transportation. Graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, from Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City, with Rev. Dayton Lewis and Rev. Joe Blankenship officiating. Active pallbearers will be Dr. Jack Presnell, J.H. Sams, Ken Malone, Ron Odum, Ron Baker and Chares Kirkpatrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Rom Baird, Weldon Webb, Ron Stevens, Harold Green, Cleatis Boling, Sandy Morrell and Rick Duncan. The family will receive friends Saturday from noon until 2 p.m.,. from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Military honors will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bluff City Baptist Church, 244 Main St., Bluff City, TN 37618 or the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, PO Box 1135, Blountville, TN 37617. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 15, 2002

COOK, J. C. BLUFF CITY – J.C. Cook, 68, 544 Big Arm Road, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he had lived most of his life in Sullivan County. He was the son of the late James Clayton and Coy Alice Black Cook. Mr. Cook was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church and was a self-employed painting contractor. He was preceded in death by a sister, Opal Davenport. Survivors include his wife of the home, Juanita Connie Denison Cook; two daughters and one son-in-law, Donna and David Deskins, Bluff City, and Patti Sams and her fiancee, Rick Whitaker, both of Raleigh, NC; twin grandsons, James and Jason Deskins of Bluff City; three step-granddaughters, Alysa Whitaker, Dallas, and Alayne Whitaker and Alyson Whiaker, both of Raleigh, NC; three sisters, Mirilda Dugger and Bertha Estep, both of Bluff City, and Viola Huffman, Watauga; two brothers, Richard Cook, Meadowview, and Charlie Cook, Norton; and several nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Bunker Hill Christian Church with Mr. Ernie Depew, Minister, officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be James Deskins, Jason Deskins, Josh Cook, Michael Carr, Doby McClellean and Chris Harpster. Honorary pallbearers will be Dayton Stanley, Fred Blevins, Lawrence Perry, Hammon Steffey, Jerry Campbell and Bud Maines. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Bunker Hill Christian Church or other times at the residence, 544 Big Arm Road, Bluff City. Those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, may make donations in memory of Mr. Cook to The Building Fund, Bunker Hill Christian Church, 490 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232 BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2002

COX, HAL D. KINGSPORT -- Hal D. Cox, 78, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night, Feb. 20, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness. Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided in Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Cox served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in 1984 after 42 1/2 years of service. Mr. Cox was an avid boater and farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Emma Pearl Droke Cox; and two brothers, Perry and Fred Cox. Survivors include his devoted companion and friend, Lucy Moody of Kingsport; special friend, Larry Whitaker of Bristol, Va.; and two brothers, Ralph Cox of Bristol, Tenn., and Wayne Cox of Bristol, Va. Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery with David R. Cordrey, minister, officiating. Pallbearers will be Lloyd Booher, Claude Smith, Warren Riggs, Hicks Collins, Dan Stamper and Dorsie Fulwiler. Larry Whitaker and Joe B. Shipley will serve as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be given to Boohers Chapel Methodist Church, c/o Mary Lynn Booher, Box 194, Boozie Creek Road, Route 3, Bristol, VA 24201. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 23, 2002

CRAFT, HENRY PAUL Henry Paul Craft, 57, a resident of Bristol Nursing Home, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a member of Charity Pentecostal Tabernacle. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Timmy and Angel Craft; grandson, Preston Craft; two sisters, Kathryn Alice Craft and Marjorie Lucille Meadows; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friend, Linda Wright and family. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at 7 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Epperson and Rev. Richard Boggis officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2002

DEMPSEY, MARTHA JEANETTE BLUFF CITY -- Miss Martha Jeanette Dempsey died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at NHC Healthcare of Bristol. Miss Dempsey was a member of Bluff City Baptist Church. Burial for Miss Dempsey was private and was conducted by Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 16, 2002

DENTON, GEORGIA MARIE BERRY BLOUNTVILLE -- Georgia Marie Berry Denton, 86, went peacefully to be with the Lord Tuesday 1:10 a.m. Feb. 26, 2002, in Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Georgia was born Aug. 18, 1915, in Blountville, a daughter of the late Murry E. and Susan A. (Monteith) Berry. She was married 64 years to the late W.C. (Shorty) Denton, who passed away Dec. 7, 2000. She was a member of Miller's Chapel Church. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Benjamin (Benjy) Berry Helvey; sisters, Stacy Wolfe and Una Poc; and a brother, Bill Berry. Georgia was a most unselfish and humble person who never complained. She was a loving, caring Christian who was devoted to her Lord, husband, children and grandchildren. Georgia is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Thomas Helvey, and Linda and Vance Ramsey, all of Blountville; a son and daughter-in-law, James W. (Jim) and Ava Denton of Blountville; grandchildren, Derek Helvey, Brent Helvey, Dinah Helvey Porter, Darien Ramsey, Janeen Ramsey, Jason Denton, Beth Keller and Sarah Denton; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Tom (Sue) Lacy of Blountville; a brother, Sam Berry of Blountville; and special caregivers, Mary Ruth Nothnagel, Shirley Crussell, Louise Morrison and Becky Nothnagel. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home and any time at the home of Margaret Helvey, Linda Ramsey or Jim Denton. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Osborne and John H. Bowling officiating. Graveside service and burial will follow in the Garden of Christus of the East Lawn Memorial Park. Grandsons, Derek Helvey, Brent Helvey, Darren Ramsey and Jason Denton will serve as pallbearers with two special friends, Bob Evans and Darrell Falin. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Baker, Lewis Baker, Myrt Worley and Harvey Long. The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Heart Association, PO Box 905, Kingsport, TN 37662. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Denton family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 27, 2002

DENTON, GEORGIA MARIE BERRY BLOUNTVILLE -- Calling hours for Georgia Marie Berry Denton will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home and any time at the home of Margaret Helvey, Linda Ramsey or Jim Denton. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Osborne and John H. Bowlin officiating. Graveside service and burial will follow in the Garden of Christus of East Lawn Memorial Park. Grandsons, Derek Helvey, Brent Helvey, Darren Ramsey and Jason Denton will serve as pallbearers with two special friends, Bob Evans and Darrell Falin. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Baker, Lewis Baker, Myrt Worley and Harvey Long. The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Heart Association, PO Box 905, Kingsport, TN 3766. Mrs. Denton, 86, went peacefully to be with the Lord Tuesday 1:10 a.m. Feb. 26, 2002, in Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Denton family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2002

DINGMAN, LUCILLE K. BLUFF CITY -- Lucille K. Dingman, 64, of 229 Beaver Road died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, in Cambridge House. She was born in St. Johnsville, NY, a daughter of the late Ludwig and Rena Snell Keil, and lived most of her life in Dolgeville, NY, before moving to the Bristol area in 1977. She was a member of Faith Luteran Church of Bristol. She is survived by her husband, Lee Dingman; a daughter, Linda Dingman Roland of Roanoke; a son, Leland Dingman Jr. of Raleigh, NC; a sister, Audrey Cotton of East Greenbush, NY; two grandsons; sister-in-law, Eleanor Keil of Dolgeville,; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Robert Dingman. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday, Feb. 16, in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Quickel officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lewis Tester, John Linke, Russ Swisher, John Tuell, Jack Ryan and Eric Zimmerman. Clyde McNutt will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Faith Lutheran Church, 2909 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Dingman have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 15, 2002

DINGMAN, LUCILLE K. BLUFF CITY -- The funeral service for Lucille K. Dingman will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday, Feb. 16, in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Quickel officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lewis Tester, John Linke, Russ Swisher, John Tuell, Jack Ryan and Eric Zimmerman. Clyde McNutt will serve as honorary pallbearer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Faith Lutheran Church, 2909 Weaver Pike, Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Dingman, 64, of 229 Beaver Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, in Cambridge House. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Dingman have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 16, 2002

DOAN, WILLIAM W. "WOODY" William W. "Woody" Doan, 85, of 825 Wilson Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at his residence. He was born in North Carolina, a son of the late Charles and Minnie Hollifield Doan, and grew up in Erwin, Tenn. He moved to Bristol in 1939, and was a former owner of Bristol Auto Parts. He was a long-time member of Anderson Street United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Cora Mae Johnson Doan; a daughter, Louise Doan Harlan and her husband, Ralph, of Bristol, Tenn.; a son, William W. Doan Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Helen Rogers and Daisy Banner, both of Erwin; a brother, Clyde Doan of Erwin; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Doan of Erwin and Elizabeth Johnson of Bristol; two granddaughters, Karen Harlan and Julie Harlan and her husband, Doug Ezzell; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Saturday evening at Anderson Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Fleenor and Rev. William Slagle officiating. The committal service and burial will be at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Fred Emmert, Maynard Hall, Bob Tanksley, Louis Gurley, Bill Edwards, Ernest Buchanan and Ezra McConnell. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 Saturday evening at the church. Arrangements especially for Mr. Doan have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2002

DOAN, WILLIAM W. "WOODY" The funeral service for William W. "Woody" Doan will be conducted at 8 o'clock Saturday evening at Anderson Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Fleenor and Rev. William Slagle officiating. The committal service and burial will be at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Emmert, Maynard Hall, Bob Tanksley, Louis Gurley, Bill Edwards, Ernest Buchanan and Ezra McConnell. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 Saturday evening at the church. Mr. Doan, 85, of 825 Wilson Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at his residence. Arrangements especially for Mr. Doan have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 23, 2002

DURHAM, CLAUDE HENDERSON KINGSPORT -- Claude Henderson Durham, 81, went to be with the Lord at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, after a lengthy illness. He was born March 21, 1920, in Jenkins, Ky., and lived in Kingsport for most of his life. Mr. Durham served two years each in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He served in the color guard for American Legion Hammond Post 3 for many years and retired from Eastman Chemical Co. after 42 years of service in the A.Y. Division. Mr. Durham was active in Little League baseball. He had a love for flowers and gardening, for which he had won several beautification awards. Mr. Durham provided a Christmas tradition of lights at his home in front of the Fort Henry Mall for all Kingsport to enjoy. He attended the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Izetta Durham; a son, Claude Thomas Durham; a sister, Marcella McKinney; and brothers, Cecil Durham, Hubert Durham and Virgil Durham. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mary Lou Durham; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shelia and Jerry Peters of Gray, Tenn., and Ann and Clyde Ramey of Kingsport; five sons and daughters-in-law, Mickey and Emma Durham of Charleston, SC, Jerry and Margaret Durham of Kingsport, Jimmy and Trudy Durham of Loudon, Tenn., Bill "Bo" and Delores Durham of Kingsport, and Randy and Julie Durham of Kingsport; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Denver Durham of Kingsport, Claude Durham of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Carl Durham of Bristol, Tenn., and Harley Durham of Keokee, Va.; sister, Sandra May of Kingsport; special niece, Norma Jean Wright; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Everett Lett and eulogy by Gary Lowe, nephew. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Hammond Post 3. Pallbearers will be Chuck Ryburn, Eugene Sharrett, Scott Cannallte, Bobby Ortiz, Walter Jones, Charles Huddleston, Paul Sharrett, Tom Kis and Shawn Durham. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2002

DUTY, GLADYS J. MAYS Gladys J. Mays Duty, 83, of 177 Beacon Road, Bristol, Va., went to be with her Lord, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Mrs. Duty was born in Appomattox, Va., May 28, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Louis G. and Reta Pendergrass Mays. She had made her home in the Bristol area most of her life, was a retired employee of the Bristol Virginia School System, a member of Open Door Baptist Church and the widow of Edward G. Duty. Mrs. Duty is survived by three sons, Ray L. Duty, Jimmy Duty and wife, Sally, and Jackie Duty and wife, Carole; one sister, Frances Bryant; three brothers, Alfred Mays, L.G. Mays and David Mays; grandchildren, Tony, Kaye, Matthew, Michelle, Stephanie and Josh; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thomas Thacker officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Duty, Matthew Duty, Josh Duty, Harry Haga, Garland Leonard, A.J. Hutton Jr., John Galliher and Kevin Farley. Honorary pallbearers are Leon Powers, Jerry Powers, members of Open Door Baptist Church and friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home and other times at the homes of her sons, Jackie at 126 McArthur Circle, Bristol, Va., or Ray at 151 Meadowcrest Drive, Bristol, Va. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 8, 2002

DUTY, GLADYS J. MAYS Funeral services for Gladys J. Mays Duty will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thomas Thacker officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Duty, Matthew Duty, Josh Duty, Harry Haga, Garland Leonard, A.J. Hutton Jr., John Galliher and Kevin Farley. Honorary pallbearers are Leon Powers, Jerry Powers, members of Open Door Baptist Church and friends and neighbors. Mrs. Duty, 83, of 177 Beacon Road, Bristol, Va., went to be with her Lord, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 9, 2002

EDEN, GEORGE H. George H. Eden, 82, of 108 Redwood Raod, Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in James H. Quillen Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. A native of Dungannon, Va., he was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was the son of the late John and Mary Mead Eden. He was a retired driver with Time D-C, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a member of VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol, a member of the Teamsters Local Union 559 and a member of Brookside Baptist Church. Survivors include: wife of 61 years, Clara B. Williams Eden; son and daughter-in-law, George "Tony" and Shirley Eden; two grandchildren, Edward and Samantha Eden; sister, Cosby Carter; five nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Fred Potter officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Teamsters Union. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 10, 2002

EDEN, GEORGE H. Funeral services for George H. Eden will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Fred Potter officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Teamsters Union. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. Mr. Eden, 82, of 108 Redwood Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in James H. Quillen Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 11, 2002

EPPERSON, CAROLYN SUE WORLEY Carolyn Sue Worley Epperson, 47, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 4, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and had formerly worked at King College. She was a member of Belle Meadows Baptist Church. Survivors include: sons, Travis Buchanan and Eddie Worley of Bristol, Tenn.; sisters, Wilma Cumbow, Juanita Jones, Lisa Brown and Tammy Rhymer, all of Bristol, Tenn.; brother, Robert Franklin Epperson III; granddaughter, Blakely Michelle Buchanan; stepdaughter, April Dawn Worley; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dewey Williams and Rev. Jimmy Epperson officiating. Committal services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at East Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Mike Blair, Rick Blair, Tim Worley, James Worley, Russ Atkins and Jerry Howington. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help offset funeral expenses. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-7 prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 5, 2002

EPPERSON, CAROLYN SUE WORLEY Committal services for Carolyn Sue Worley Epperson will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at East Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Mike Blair, Rick Blair, Tim Worley, James Worley, Russ Atkins and Jerry Howington. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help offset funeral expenses. Mrs. Epperson, 47, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 4, 2002. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2002

ESTEP, JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH Josephine Elizabeth Estep, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Washington County, Va., a daughter of the late Susie Bolling Estep and Egger Mayfield Estep. She was a member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church for over 60 years and was active in various organizations of the church. She was retired from Grey Hosiery Mill. Survivors include two sisters, Kathleen Smith and Janie Booher, both of Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Herbert and Jack Estep. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bob Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at any time at Blevins Funeral Home. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Young at Heart Club at Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, 900 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201 Arrangements especially for Miss Estep have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 4, 2002

ESTEP, JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH Josephine Elizabeth Estep, 93, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Washington County, Va., a daughter of the late Susie Bolling Estep and Egger Mayfield Estep. She was a member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church for over 60 years and was active in various organizations of the church. She was retired from Grey Hosiery Mill. Survivors include two sisters, Kathleen Smith and Janie Booher, both of Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Herbert and Jack Estep. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Robert E. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at any time at Blevins Funeral Home. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Young at Heart Club at Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, 900 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Miss Estep have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 5, 2002

FARMER, VIRGINIA B. Virginia B. Farmer, 88, of Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Russell County and moved to Bristol in 1980. She was a daughter of the late Elbert and Belle Williams Taylor. She was the widow of Joe C. Farmer and was also preceded in death by her son, Nile C. Farmer. Ms. Farmer was a former member of Spring City Baptist Church and a current member of Fellowship Chapel. Survivors include two sisters, Mattie Goodman of Bristol, Tenn., and Leeta Ferguson of Bristol, Va.; one brother, Henry Taylor of Bluff City; two granddaughters, Carol Thompson and Connie Calhoun, both of Bristol, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren; Tracie Thomas, Lori Tuell, Misty Jackson and Anthony Calhoun; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lester MacKinnon and the Rev. Bill Pealer officiating. The committal service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the graveside in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Those desiring to attend the committal service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Farmer. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 20, 2002

FARMER, VIRGINIA B. The funeral service for Virginia B. Farmer will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lester MacKinnon and the Rev. Bill Pealer officiating. The committal service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the graveside in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Those desiring to attend the committal service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Mrs. Farmer, 88, of Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesay, Feb. 19, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Farmer. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2002

FERGUSON, ETHEL TUELL Ethel Tuell Ferguson, 92, of 413 E. Paso Drive, Sunnybrook, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Chilhowie, was raised in Wallace, Va., and had lived in Bristol for many years. She was a member of Wallace United Methodist Church. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star, Post 162, Border City, Tenn., where she was very active, holding various titles. She was retired from H.P. King Co. with more than 40 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaines E. Ferguson Sr.; one granddaughter, Ginger Lynn Ferguson; her parents, Andrew Tuell and Ellen Slemp Tuell; two sisters; and five brothers. Surviving are her daughters, Carolyn Mann and her husband, Eddie, of Bristol, Tenn., and Ella Jean Bray of Bristol, Va.; sons, Ed Ferguson and his wife, Ruthie, of Kingsport, George Ferguson and his wife, Shirley, of Blountville and Don Ferguson and his wife, Lynn, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Donald W. Mann, Eddie Eugene Mann Jr., Cliff Ferguson, Jennifer Ferguson, Jody Bray, Betsy Waldrep, Andy Ferguson, Rodney Ferguson, Ayad Salama and Elaine Boggs; 10 great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Akard Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at 7 p.m. with Rev. John Sarver officiating. Graveside services will be Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to Wallace United Methodist Church, Lord's Acre Fund, 16545 Wyndale Road, Abingdon, VA 24210. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2002

FERGUSON, JAMES ROBERT "BOB" ABINGDON -- Mr. James Robert "Bob" Ferguson, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born in Bristol, Tenn., he was a son of the late Robert O. Ferguson and Virginia Elliott Ferguson Mitchell. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Martha Jean Poole. He had lived in Bristol, Va., for the past 36 years and was of the Protestant faith. Mr. Ferguson was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a degree in architecture. He actively practiced architecture in Abingdon for 30 years and is credited with the design of several schools, armories, airports and municipal buildings in Southwest Virginia and Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann McFarlane Ferguson; a sister, Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) F. Woolwine of Sweetwater, Tenn.; four nieces, Molly P. Mahoney of Bristol, Tenn., Lisa Matlock-Roach of Knoxville, Kim W. Fike of Granger, Ind., and Bobbi Jean Woolwine of Atlanta; and a nephew, James Andrew Poole of Windfield, Ill. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, in the Mausoleum Chapel of Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, Va., with Dr. Fred Dearing officiating. Casketbearers will be Mac Patterson, Jim Cole, Bill Reames, Charlie Moore, Peter Lawrie, Richard Mahoney, Sinclair Preston and Tom Tully. Those attending the funeral service are asked to assemble at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m. Saturday. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Washington County Animal Shelter, 27252 Porter Lane, Abingdon, VA 24210 or the Bristol Humane Society, PO Box 1586, Bristol, VA 24203. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. James Robert "Bob" Ferguson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2002

FERGUSON, JAMES ROBERT "BOB" ABINGDON -- The funeral service for Mr. James Robert "Bob" Ferguson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, in the Mausoleum Chapel of Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, Va., with Dr. Fred Dearing officiating. Casket bearers will be Mac Patterson, Jim Cole, Bill Reames, Charlie Moore, Peter Lawrie, Richard Mahoney, Sinclair Preston and Tom Tully. Those attending the funeral service are asked to assemble at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m. Saturday. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Washington County Animal Shelter, 27252 Porter Lane, Abingdon, VA 24210 or the Bristol Humane Society, PO Box 1586, Bristol, VA 24203. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. Mr. Ferguson, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. James Robert "Bob" Ferguson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 23, 2002

FLEENOR, LOUISE HINCHER Louise Hincher Fleenor of 112 Houston St., Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fleenor was a native of Tacoma, Va., and a daughter of the late William Arthur and Cora Flannary Hincher. She moved to Bristol 48 years ago and was employed by Monroe Calculating Machine Company of Bristol and Hammond Organ Company in Johnson City. She was of the Methodist faith. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Fleenor; two daughters, Kathy Escalano of Pensacola, Fla., and Henrietta Johnson of Grosse Ile, Mich.; one stepdaughter, Karen Fleenor of Johnson City; one stepson, Monte Fleenor of Johnson City; brother, John Hincher of Norton; a granddaughter, Denise Castle; a grandson, Rusty Johnson; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Hincher and Jane Cruey. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Rev. Don Hill officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Monday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Fleenor have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 11, 2002

FLEENOR, LOUISE HINCHER The funeral service for Louise Hincher Fleenor will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Rev. Don Hill officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Fleenor, of 112 Houston St., Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Fleenor have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 12, 2002

FRAZIER, EDDIE LEE "ED" PINEY FLATS -- Eddie "Ed" Lee Frazier, 78, of 403 Floyd Hollow Road died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. He was a native of Bristol, Va., and the son of the late Chris and Cora Mitchell Frazier. He was a member of Bethel View Baptist Church. Mr. Frazier was a World War II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Hyatt of Piney Flats and Julie Perkey of Lenoir, NC; three sons, Jerry Frazier, Harlon Chirs Frazier and Donald Frazier, all of Lenoir; two sisters, Lillian Russell and Bonnie Quales, both of Bristol, Tenn.: eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at Sunrise Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. for the graveside service. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Hyatt Jr., Robbie Perkey, J.R. Frazier and Chris Edward Frazier. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or other times at the home of a daughter, Linda Hyatt, 403 Floyd Hollow Road, Piney Flats. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2002

GARLAND, CASEY R. PINEY FLATS -- Casey R. Garland, 16, of 765 Summer Sound Road died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was an 11th-grade student of Sullivan East High School and a guard on the football team. Casey was the son of Larry A. Garland of the home and Deirdre Goodpasture Garland of Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert M. Garland, and his maternal grandfather, John A. Goodpasture Jr. In addition to his parents, survivors include: paternal grandmother, Leola Garland of Jonesborough, Tenn.,; maternal grandmother, Billie D. Wade of Bristol, Tenn.; one brother, Skyler Garland, and one sister, Jessica Perez, both of the home; three aunts, Patricia Garland and Carol Garland, both of Jonesborough, and Robin Wade of Bristol, Tenn.; two uncles, Michael Garland of Jonesborough and Capt. Blaine Wade of Bristol, Tenn.; and three cousins, Deanna, Parker and Colton. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City with the Rev. Daniel Theiben officiating. Active pallbearers will be Ron Davenport, Blaine Wade, Michael Garland, Dave Woody, Dewey Scalf, John Gonder, Clayton Potter, Adam Davis and John Andes. Honorary pallbearers will be the 2002 football team of Sullivan East High School. The family will receive friends from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City from noon until 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, and at the residence any time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Bluff City Little League, 4196 Bluff City Highway, Bluff City, TN 37618. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2002

GILLEY, THOMAS EDWARD Thomas Edward Gilley, 70, of 740 5th Street, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Abingdon but had lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He was a farmer and had been an ordained minister for more than 30 years. He was a member of Full Gospel Fellowship Church. He was the son of the late William and Bessie Gilley. He is survived by his wife, Rose Walsh Gilley; daughters, Billie Jean Smithson of Spartanburg, SC, Ann McCracken of Bristol, Tenn., Vickie Lynn Burke of Bluff City and Cleta Gilley of Harrisonburg, Va.; brother, James F. Gilley of McGaheysville, Va.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and special friend, Lee Odum. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, in Full Gospel Fellowship Church with Rev. Phil Kestner officiating. The burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kolt Roberts, Red McCracken, David Burke, Lee Odum, Thomas Cassidy and Phillip Hawk. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robin Fierabend, Dr. Tom Townsend and Dr. Roger McSharry. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 Wednesday evening at Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 20, 2002

GILLEY, THOMAS EDWARD Funeral services for Thomas Edward Gilley will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, in Full Gospel Fellowship Church with Rev. Phil Kestner officiating. The burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kolt Roberts, Red McCracken, David Burke, Lee Odum, Thomas Cassidy and Phillip Hawk. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robin Fierabend, Dr. Tom Townsend and Dr. Roger McSharry. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Gilley, 70, of 740 5th Street, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2002

GREEN, JAMES DAVID PINEY FLATS -- James David Green, 53, of 2501 DeVault Bridge Road passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, in Florida. The body is being returned to East Lawn Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. with funeral services conducted 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in East Lawn Memorial Park. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2002

GRIGSBY, GLENNA B. PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Glenna B. Grigsby, 84, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte. She was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Bristol, Tenn., and moved to Port Charlotte in 1973 from there. She was the daughter of the late James A. and Mary P. Brown. Because of a stroke suffered by her father during her senior year at Bristol High School, after graduation in 1935 she began working and postponed going to college. During World War II she served as a Red Cross nurses aide volunteer. In the following years she studied at night extension classes of the University of Virginia and East Tennessee State University. Following the death of her first husband, James C. Moore, she became active in medical-hospital credit work and was the office manager at the Grigsby Hospital for nine years, then for Dr. Bernard C. Grigsby in his private practice. She served as secretary of the Bristol Mental Health Center for 10 years, was a former chairperson of the Democratic Women, former president of the Business & Professional Women’s Club of Bristol and assisted in numerous physicians’ medical seminars. In 1963, she won the coveted Society of Consumer Credit Executives Award and was president of the Bristol Credit Grants Association. She was also presented the Distinguished Service Award by the International Consumer Credit Association in 1966. Following her marriage in 1966 to Dr. Bernard C. Grigsby, who died in 1980, they both served on the Bristol Sheltered Workshop Board, Bristol Civil Defense and the Bristol United Way. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte, past president of the Presbyterian Women, was active in Christian Symbols and Mission Interpretation. She was an ordained elder and served on the Outreach Council and the Executive Board of the Session for six years. She served six years on the Mission Division of Southwest Florida Presbytery, assigned to the Christmas International House. She also served on the Transition Committee and the Gobal Mission Committee of the Peace River Presbytery. In 1991 she was presented the Life Membership Award from the Women of Peace River Presbyterian. She was also a member of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. Mrs. Grigsby was preceded in death by a brother, Charles E. Brown of Elizabethton. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. John T. (Marie) King of Bristol, Tenn.; two brothers, James A. Brown Jr. of Kingsport and William K. Brown of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, in Akard Chapel with Dr. Andrew E. Spence officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Grigsby. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 4, 2002

GRIGSBY, GLENNA B. PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Funeral services for Glenna B. Grigsby will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, in Akard Chapel with Dr. Andrew E. Spence officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Mrs. Grigsby, 84, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Grigsby. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 5, 2002

GROSS, HOWARD GORDAN Howard Gordan Gross, 80, of 228 First Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, and the son of the late Robert L. and Hester Ann Gross. He was a retired mechanic from Goodpasture Motor Co. and a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Survivors include: wife, Maggie Gross; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Susie Gross, Allen and Yvonne Gross and Timmy Gross; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Jerry Wix; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Playl officiating. The committal will be at noon Saturday at Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Wix, Justin Gross, Wesley Wix, Isaac Gross, Rusty Tillison, Mike Finkle, Marc Finkle and Phil Booher. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 8, 2002

GROSS, HOWARD GORDAN The committal for Howard Gordan Gross will be at noon Saturday at Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Wix, Justin Gross, Wesley Wix, Isaac Gross, Rusty Tillison, Mike Finkle, Marc Finkle and Phil Booher. Mr. Gross, 80, of 228 First Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 9, 2002

HALE, RICHARD N. Rev. Rev. Richard N. Hale, 72, of Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Rev. Hale is survived by his wife, Bina Clark Hale; a daughter, Jane Rubin of Johnson City; a son, Rick Hale and his wife, Carol, of Bristol, Tenn.; three brothers, Tom Hale, Roy Hale and Lloyd Hale; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 o'clock Sunday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 Sunday afternoon at the church. The complete obituary, officiating ministers and pallbearers will be announced in the Sunday morning edition of the Bristol Herald Courier. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the church of their choice. Arrangements especially for Rev. Hale are being made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 2, 2002

HALE, RICHARD N. Rev. Rev. Richard N. Hale, 72, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Russell County, a son of the late Charles and Mary Brewer Hale. His life was dedicated to the work of the Lord as a Methodist minister. His ministerial work involved pasturing many churches in the Holston Methodist Conference, the most recent being Hunt Memorial and Oak Grove Methodist Churches. Rev. Hale had been as associate of Blevins Funeral Home and Oakley-Cook Funeral Home for a number of years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Oscar and Jake Hale; and one sister, Carrie Jessee. Rev. Hale is survived by his devoted wife, Bina Elizabeth Clark Hale; a daughter, Jane Rubin of Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Carol Hale of Bristol, Tenn.; three brothers, Lloyd Hale, Roy Hale and Thomas Hale; eight grandchildren, Brad, Geoffrey, Sarah, Joey, Matthew, Michael, Brian and Joshua; four great-grandchildren, Lauren, Shane, Echo and Kira; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Richard's life and his service to the Lord will be conducted at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at St. Luke United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Lewis, Rev. Brenda Carroll and Rev. Joe Green officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 until 2:45 Sunday afternoon at the church. Pallbearers will be Brad Hale, Geoffrey Hale, Joey Conner, Jeff Cardwell, Michael Scalf and Don Hale. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow ministers of the Holston Methodist Conference. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to their church of their choice. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the doctors and nurses of Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Rev. Hale are being made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2002

HARR, HASKELL ALDEN "HAPPY" BLOUNTVILLE -- Haskell Alden "Happy" Harr, 68, of 3508 Island Road went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at home. He was a lifelong resident of Blountville and a former employee of the Massengill Company. Mr. Harr was a member of Valley View Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Maxine Greer Harr; daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Wanda) Harris of Blountville and Mrs. Karl (Rita) Kirts of Blountville; sons, Johnny Harr of Blountville, Haskell Alden Harr Jr. of Blountville and Tony Harr of Elizabethton; brother, Homer Harr of Blountville; nien grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mr. Harr was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lakie Ketron Harr; and one grandson, Andrew Harr. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Zane Sutherland and the Rev. Lee Clark officiating. The family will receive friends 6 to 7: 45 Thursday. The committal service will be noon Friday, Feb. 8, at Harr Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Faidley, Bryan Faidley, Matthew Harr, Josh Harris, brother-in-law, Frank Greer, Bob Greer and Wayne Greer. Honorary pallbearers are Tyler Harr, Aaron Kirts and Dr. Michael Baron. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2002

HARR, HASKELL ALDEN "HAPPY" BLOUNTVILLE -- The committal service for Haskell Alden "Happy" Harr will be noon Friday, Feb. 8, at Harr Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Faidley, Bryan Faidley, Matthew Harr, Josh Harris, brother-in-law, Frank Greer, Bob Greer and Wayne Greer. Honorary pallbearers are Tyler Harr, Aaron Kirts and Dr. Michael Baron. Mr. Harr, 68, of 3508 Island Road, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 8, 2002

HARR, HOWARD L. BLOUNTVILLE – Howard L. Harr, 75, of 324 Ethel Beard Road died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 10, 1926, and was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He was the son of the late Henry and Ella Harr. Mr. Harr was a retired employee of the Sullivan County Board of Education, a carpenter and brick mason, was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army and Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Harr was preceded in death by a son, Marty Kenneth Harr; a brother, Claude Allen Harr; and a sister, Margaret Hicks. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Eletha Harr; two sons, David Lee Harr and Jackie Wayne Harr, both of Kingsport; two daughters, Donna Kay Greear of Blountville and Tina Thacker of Bluff City; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, Alexa Faith Greear; sisters, Rosie Willen of Piney Flats and Kathleen Ketron of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Billy Gragg officiating. Committal service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Gunnings Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Pallbearers will be Clarence Blackburn, Gordan Harr, Dave Miller, Jim Leonard, David Beverly and James Pope. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2002

HARR, HOWARD L. BLOUNTVILLE -- Committal service for Howard L. Harr will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Gunnings Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Pallbearers will be Clarence Blackburn, Gordan Harr, Dave Miller, Jim Leonard, David Beverly and James Pope. Mr. Harr, 75, of 324 Ethel Beard Road, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 2, 2002

HAWTHORNE, JAMES R. James R. Hawthorne, 87, of 108 Marlene Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Feb. 25, 2002, at Bristol Nursing Home. Born Dec. 5, 1914, in Washington County, Va., he was the eldest son of the late Ernest Paxton and Stella L. Ryan Hawthorne. He had been a resident of Bristol since 1927, and was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a retired employee of Raytheon Co. in 1981. He was active in the Boy Scouts, church, Parent-Teachers and a volunteer with East Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Juliet; one brother, Harry; an infant daughter, Myra Melinda in 1948; and a son, James Ryan Hawthorne Jr., PFC U.S. Marine Corps World War II. Prior to World War II, he served in the Home Guard-Virginia Protective Force later to become a Virginia National Guard. Voluntary enlistment in Army Engineers, he served with 1896 Engineers Aviation Battalion for entire length of service with service in New Guinea, Biak (Schouten Islands) Philippines and Japan. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant Dec. 7, 1945, at Fort Bragg, NC He was awarded the APT Campaign Medal, two Bronze Stars, the Philippines Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the 1896 Engineer Ribbon and the Victory Ribbon. Afterward, he served two tours of duty in the Army Reserves with the 905th Field Artillery. He served for more than 40 years as a volunteer at Mountain Home Veterans Facility, with 1525 hours upon retirement. He was a past post commander, past district commander and past state of Virginia commander. Also, he served five years as captain of the VFW post military honor guard and was past president of the Fraternal-Veterans Counsel of Bristol. He served 25 years on the election committee at Valley Pike Precinct. He was a member of American Legion Post 145 and M.O.C. Puptent 16. Survivors include: his wife of 62 years, Agnes Marie Hawthorne; daughter, Susan Melissa Hickman and husband, Wiley, of Bristol; son, John Boyd Hawthorne and wife, Lularay, of Bristol; grandchildren, John B. Hawthorne II and wife, Cindy, of Kingsport, Rebecca Hughes and husband, Rodney, Teresa Gail Taylor and Susan Marie Neumann and husband, Aaron, of Philadelphia; great-grandchildren, John B. Hawthorne III, Kiersten Hawthorne, Micheala Hickman, Nichole Taylor, Aaron Hughes and Lynis Grace Hughes; brother-in-law, Clinton H. Boyd and wife, Mary, of Cincinnati; sister-in-law, Carolyn Body of Rusk, Texas; two brothers, Ralph Hawthorne and wife, Janie, and Preston Hawthorne and wife, Betty; and three sisters, Lois Countiss and husband, Horace, and Marjorie Rector, all of Bristol, and Ernestine Gross and husband, John, of Fort Myers, Fla. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Light officiating. Burial will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Pallbearers will be past commanders of VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. Honorary pallbearers will be past commanders of the state of Virginia, VFW state officers and District 12 Commander Kenneth Suthard. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Support Group, c/o Bristol Nursing Home, 261 North St., Bristol, TN 37620, the Prostate Cancer Support Group, c/o Glen Kittts, 107 Woodside Drive, Bristol, TN 37620 or Operation UpLink, Department of Virginia VFW, PO Box 2067, Staunton, VA 24402. Special thanks to the staff of Bristol Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home or any time at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Wiley Hickman, 114 Marlene Drive, Bristol, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 27, 2002

HAWTHORNE, JAMES RYAN Funeral services for James Ryan Hawthorne will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Light officiating. Burial will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Pallbearers will be past commanders of VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. Honorary pallbearers will be past commanders of the state of Virginia, VFW state officers and District 12 Commander Kenneth Suthard. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Support Group, c/o Bristol Nursing Home, 261 North St., Bristol, TN 37620, the Prostate Cancer Support Group, c/o Glen Kittts, 107 Woodside Drive, Bristol, TN 37620 or Operation UpLink, Department of Virginia VFW, PO Box 2067, Staunton, VA 24402. Special thanks to the staff of Bristol Nursing Home. Mr. Hawthorne, 87, of 108 Marlene Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Feb. 25, 2002, at Bristol Nursing Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2002

HICKS, DEWEY A. Dewey A. Hicks, 77, of 246 Dairy Circle, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born June 19, 1924, in Blountville, a son of the late Dewey A. and Ollie Grace Armaroe Hicks. He was retired. Surviving are three sons, Larry A. Hicks of Blountville, William D. (Dee) Hicks of Belleview, Fla., and Thomas J. Hicks of Marble Falls, Texas; and a daughter, Judy L. Miller of Belleview. Calling hours are 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Blountville Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Rayburn officiating. The burial will be private. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the Hicks family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 17, 2002

HICKS, DEWEY A. Dewey A. Hicks, 77, of 246 Dairy Circle, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born June 19, 1924, in Blountville, a son of the late Dewey A. and Ollie Grace Armaroe Hicks. He was retired. Surviving are his wife, Dolly Mae Hicks, Belleview, Fla.; three sons, Larry A. Hicks of Blountville, William D. (Dee) Hicks of Belleview, Fla., and Thomas J. Hicks of Marble Falls, Texas; a daughter, Judy L. Miller of Belleview; granddaughter, Amy K. Jones; grandson, Paul Martin Jones Jr.; and two sisters, Virginia Phillips Gentry, Hickory, NC, and Dorothy Flanigan, Bristol, Tenn. Calling hours are 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Blountville Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Rayburn officiating. The burial will be private. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the Hicks family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2002

HICKS, EARSIE RICHARD KINGSPORT -- Earsie Richard Hicks, 72, of 929 Dorothy St. died Feb. 16, 2002. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean conflict and earned a Good Conduct Medal. He later joined the Air Force and traveled around the country. He was also stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, for 29 months. He was an electrician and retired from Vanderpool Contruction Co. He was a Baptist and a member of Muddy Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elizabeth Whitaker Hicks; four brothers, Meigs, Clyde, Landon and Cecil Hicks; one stepdaughter, Ruby Lawson Clark. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Madge Smith Hicks; stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Grady Lawson and wife, Geneva, of Kingsport, Rufus Dee Lawson and wife, Nellie, of Kingsport, Bill Lawson and friend, Mary Anne Roney, of Murfreesboro, Tenn, and Dewey Lawson of Kingsport; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Pauline Sarber of Kingsport and Olean Dankins and husband, Al, of California; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one special niece, Deneen Hicks; two great-nephews, Mark and Josh Hicks; a special cousin of Piney Flats; special niece and great-nephews, all of Blountville; and brother, Harold Hicks and wife, Jan, of Blountville. Calling hours are 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in Carter-Trent Funeral Home with services at 11 a.m. in Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel. Military services will be in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., to be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post 3. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 17, 2002

HICKS, EARSIE RICHARD KINGSPORT – Calling hours for Earsie Richard Hicks are 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in Carter-Trent Funeral Home with services at 11 a.m. in Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel in Kingsport with Pastor Andy Sensabaugh officiating. Military services will be in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., to be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post 3. Pallbearers will be family and friends Mr. Hicks, 72, of 929 Dorothy St. died Feb. 16, 2002. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2002

HICKS, IDA B. JONES BLUFF CITY -- Ida B. Jones Hicks, 90, of 820 Weaver Creek Road went to be with the Lord Feb. 22, 2002, at Cambridge House. She was born Feb. 7, 1912, in Ashe County, NC, the daughter of the late Joe and Alice Walsh Jones. Mrs. Hicks was the widow of William E. Hicks and had made her home in the Mount Holston community most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Holston Baptist Church. Survivors include three children, Tom Hicks, Marie Hicks and Shirley Hicks, all of the home; two grandsons, Robert Lee Hicks and Steve Hicks; two great-granddaughters, Kayla and Kendra; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by four children, Josephine, Joseph, David and Robert. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Leonard officiating. Burial will follow in Crumley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 24, 2002

HICKS, IDA B. JONES BLUFF CITY – Funeral services for Ida B. Jones Hicks will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Leonard officiating. Burial will follow in Crumley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Mrs. Hicks, 90, of 820 Weaver Creek Road went to be with the Lord on Feb. 22, 2002, at Cambridge House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2002

HILBIG, ZELLA MINER MARIETTA, Ga. – Funeral services for Zella (Miner) Hilbig will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in the Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Ralph Miner officiating. Mrs. Hilbig, 90, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, in the Tranquillity Hospice Care Center, Marietta. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hilbig. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2002

INGLE, ANTHONY HENRY "TONY" Anthony Henry "Tony" Ingle, 83, of 34 Highland Road, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, in the National Health Care Center, Bristol, Va. He was born in Damascus, son of the late T.P. and Eliza White Ingle. He had lived in the Bristol area most of his life. He was a retired industrial engineer with Brunswick in Marion and was a deacon and member of the Fellowship Chapel. Survivors include: wife, Ottolene Graybeal Ingle; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Pat Ingle, Kingsport; grandson, Jon Ingle, Kingsport; granddaughter, Laura Ingle, Knoxville; and several special cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Scott Price and Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. The committal will be private in the Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Henry Mitchell, Johnny Humphrey, Walter Brown Jr., Nick Graybeal, Steve Sneed, Alex Todt Sr., Adrian White and Joe Andis. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Simcox, Bob Guffey, Ralph Hawthorne, Sam Stephenson and deacons of Fellowship Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Weaver Funeral Home. Those wishing may make a contribution to Alzheimer’s Association, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604. Special thanks to the entire staff of NHC for their loving care. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 26, 2002

JONES, CLYDE LOWELL PINEY FLATS – Clyde Lowell Jones, 84, passed from this life into the arms of his Heavenly Father at 2 a.m. Feb. 4, 2002, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, having been in declining health for several years. He was born July 5, 1917, the first son of the late George Whitfield and Lelia Patton Smith Jones. Lowell was a faithful member of Poplar Ridge Christian Church, Piney Flats, which he had attended since he was a small boy. Lowell was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, having served under Gen. George Patton in the European Theater. He was assigned to the 802nd Field Artillery Unit of the Third Army as a sergeant responsible for 15 men. Their primary duty was to lay communication wire for telephones and switchboards. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal and the Five Battle Star. He was preceded in death by: eight brothers and sisters, Bernice, Ivan, Girlie, Paul, Herman and Beulah Kate Jones, Zura Griffith and Allie Morris; his first wife, Helen Mantz Jones; and his second wife, Mary Ellen Shell Lane Jones. Survivors include: three sisters, Georgia Lee Vance and Naomi Hagy, both of Bristol, and Ruth Daugherty, Kingsport; two brothers, Howard Jones, Blountville, and John W. Jones, El Centro, Calif.; brother-in-law, Gayle Hagy, Bristol, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Florence Jones, Blountville, and Mary Nell Jones, El Centro, Calif.; two stepsons, Terry and Mike Lane, both of Watauga; stepdaughter, Jill Thompson, Piney Flats; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday from the Poplar Ridge Christian Church, Piney Flats, Mr. Roland Whittemore and Dr. Ross Dampier, ministers, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Mr. Jones’ grandsons, Jessee Lane, Andrew Lane, Hardy Lane, Franklin Lane, Brad Thompson, Travis Thompson and Russell Thompson. Nathan Lane will serve as honorary pallbearer. Committal services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday from the U.S. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the committal service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Poplar Ridge Christian Church Building Fund, 206 Poplar Ridge Church Road, Piney Flats. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 5, 2002

JONES, C. LOWELL PINEY FLATS -- Funeral services for C. Lowell Jones, 84, who died Monday, will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday from Poplar Ridge Christian Church, Piney Flats. Mr. Roland Whittemore and Dr. Ross Dampier, minister, will officiate. Committal services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday from the U.S. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the committal service. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2002

KING, CONSTANCE "CONNIE" Constance "Connie" King, 99, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in Asbury Center in Johnson City. She was born in Blacksburg, SC, a daughter of the late William L. and Luna Healan King, and had lived most of her life in Bristol. She was a graduate of Sullins College and a member and former secretary of State Street United Methodist Church. She is survived by two nieces, Julia King Smith of Bristol and Constance King Hoyle of Raleigh, NC; a grand-niece, Sally Ann Hoyle of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and two grand-nephews, James T. Hoyle III of Greensboro, NC, and John David Smith of Bristol. She was preceded in death by three brothers, John H. King of Bristol, Va., and William R. King and Lewis E. King. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jane Taylor officiating. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 5 until 6:30 Thursday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Arrangements especially for Miss King have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2002

KING, CONSTANCE "CONNIE" The funeral service for Constance "Connie" King will be conducted at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jane Taylor officiating. Burial will follow. Miss King, 99, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in Asbury Center in Johnson City. Arrangements especially for Miss King have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 8, 2002

KOONTZ, BETTY LOU Betty Lou Koontz, 70, 217 Wimberly Way, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bluff City, a daughter of the late Cora and William McKinney, and had lived in the Bristol area all her life. She was the widow of Daniel W. Koontz and was of the Presbyterian faith. She was formerly associated with Robert C. Boswell Inc. as an insurance agent and with I.H.D.S. as an adjuster. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Juanita Jones, Isabelle Camper and Willie Mae Perry. She is survived by a daughter, Dana Buchanan of Blountville; a son, Bart Koontz of Bristol, Tenn.; and two grandsons, Daniel Caleb Buchanan and Gabriel Franklin Buchanan. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Playl officiating. The family will receive friends before the service from 6 until 7:45. The committal service and burial will be at 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Eads, Junior Jones, Caleb Buchanan, Gabriel Buchanan and Mike Smithson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. F.E. Nicley, Dr. Andrew Dill and ETSU family physicians. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Koontz have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 26, 2002

KOONTZ, BETTY LOU The committal service and burial for Mrs. Betty Lou Koontz will be at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Eads, Junior Jones, Caleb Buchanan, Gabriel Buchanan and Mike Smithson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. F.E. Nicley, Dr. Andrew Dill and ETSU family physicians. Mrs. Koontz, 70, of 217 Wimberly Way, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Koontz have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 27, 2002

LACY, MARTHA CROSS JOHNSON CITY -- Martha Cross Lacy, 89, formerly of 2102 Christian Lane, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002. Mrs. Lacy was a native of Sullivan County and a lifelong resident of the Johnson City area. She was a daughter of the late Rice H. and Nancy Mottern Cross. Mrs. Lacy was a graduate of Milligan College and a former school teacher in Sullivan County. She also served as a field representative for Milligan College. Mrs. Lacy was a faithful member of Poplar Ridge Christian Church of Sullivan County and the First Christian Church in Johnson City for 75 years. Mrs. Lacy was preceded in death by her husband, Steve B. Lacy in 2000; two brothers, Olin Cross and Rice H. Cross Jr.; and two sisters, Marjorie Ralph and Dorothy Torbett. Survivors include one son, Michael Stephen Lacy of Johnson City; three brothers, Kyle Cross of Sulphur Springs, Duane Cross of Johnson City and Bill Cross of Piney Flats; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Survivors include one son, Michael Stephen Lacy of Johnson City; three brothers, Kyle Cross of Sulphur Springs, Duane Cross of Johnson City and Bill Cross of Piney Flats; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, in First Christian Church at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Gene Wigginton, Dr. Dan Cross and Dr. Leonard Wymore officiating. Interment will follow in Monte Vista Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601 or Milligan College, PO Box 750, Milligan College, TN 37682. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 24, 2002

LOWE, J. R. "RICHARD" J.R. "Richard" Lowe Jr., 77, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born on Oct. 28, 1924, a son of the late John R. and Mae Smallwood Lowe, he had resided in this area all of his life. Mr. Lowe retired from Purity Bakery as a truck driver in 1984 following 28 years of service. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Mr. Lowe was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Robert I. Paine. He was a member of the NRA, the Kettlefoot Rod and Gun Club and was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 549. Mr. Lowe was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Margaret Sue Hughes Lowe, in 1997. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, John R. Lowe III and Pat Hicks Lowe of Bristol, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Kristen Suzanne Lowe of Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Reba Lowe of Blountville. Committal services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Stevens will officiate. Interment will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Sullivan County EMS Training Fund, PO Box 389, Blountville, TN 37617. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2002

LOWE, J. R. "RICHARD" Jr. Committal services for J.R. "Richard" Lowe Jr. will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Stevens will officiate. Interment will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Sullivan County EMS Training Fund, PO Box 389, Blountville, TN 37617. Mr. Lowe, 77, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 20, 2002

LUNSFORD, BESSIE LOUISE Bessie Louise Lunsford, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 14, 1933, in Sullivan County. She was preceded in death by her father, William D. Wilson and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol and Blountville areas. She was retired from Terry's Potato Chip Co. and later worked at Bristol Nursing Home. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: daughter, Charlotte Nunn of Blountville; son, Jerry Nunn of Bristol, Va.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; mother, Grace Wilson; and brothers, Jimmy Wilson, Doug Wilson and George Wilson. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday evening, Feb. 14, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Dillard officiating. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 14, 2002

LUNSFORD, BESSIE LOUISE Burial for Bessie Louise Lunsford will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville. Mrs. Lunsford, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 15, 2002

MANN, LILLIAN OWENS Lillian Owens Mann, formerly of Bristol, Tenn., died Feb. 15, 2002, in Gallatin Health Care Center in Gallatin, Tenn. She was an employee of Thrayers Association with 30 years of service and operated Ms. Mann's Kitchen at the Hitchin' Post. She was a Jeovah's Witness and the widow of James H. Mann. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Martel of Hendersonville, Tenn.; sons, James W. Mann of Toledo, Ohio, and Robert H. (Bob) Mann of Bristol, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 17, 2002

MANUEL, RONALD W. "RONNIE" BLUFF CITY -- Ronald W. "Ronnie" Manuel, 45, of 901 Vickers Road went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and the son of the late Oscar L. Manuel Sr. and Mildred L. Frye Manuel. He was a 1974 graduate of East High School, former employee of SmithKline Beecham and a member of Victory Baptist Church. He also coached in his church softball league and on several basketball and softball teams. He worked at the Arby's Classic for 17 years and was an avid golfer. He was also a loving and dedicated husband, father, brother and friend and had a special God-given talent to touch many hearts and lives through his love for the Lord. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Michael Malone. Survivors include: wife, Brenda Manuel of Knoxville; stepson, Bryan Moore of Bluff City; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Eugene Malone of Elizabethton, Elizabeth Shortt of Bristol and Donna and Mark Favor of Bristol; brothers and sisters-in-law, Oscar L. Manuel Jr. and Virginia Manuel of Powell, Tenn., and Samuel and Teresa Manuel of Bristol; and several special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Victory Baptist Church with Dr. Austin Cook, Dr. Howard Robinson, Pastor Joel Cook and Pastor Dennis Burnette officiating. The committal will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Scott, Ronnie Sneed, Dale Cook, Don Turner, Mike Wright, Gary Vance, Mark Favor and Steve Hardin. Honorary pallbearers will be special nieces and nephews. A procession of family and friends will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2002

MEREDITH, WILLARD A. BLUFF CITY -- Willard A. Meredith, 89, of 310 Whitehead Road died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was a native of Campbell County, Tenn., but had lived most of his life in the Bluff City area, and was a son of the late Sampson and Sarah Reynolds Meredith. He was a graduate of Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Ky., and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was a member of Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Academic Society. He was a former vocational agricultural teacher at Bluff City High School and Sullivan East High School. He received local, state and national recognition for outstanding work in the Future Farmers of America, of which he received a National Honorary Degree. Mr. Meredith was a member of Piney Flats Baptist Church, Piney Flats. He was also a member of Zollicoffer Lodge 444, Bluff City, and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and Jericho Shrine Temple. Survivors include his wife, Virginia L. Meredith of the home; one son, Frederick Meredith of Piney Flats; one daughter, Lynn Bennett of Franklin, Tenn.; two brothers, John Meredith of Alabama, and R.L. Meredith of Carryville, Tenn.; five grandsons, Scott Bennett, Mark Bennett, Joel Meredith, Joshua Meredith, Justin Meredith; one granddaughter, Kristen Meredith Bishop.; and three great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Sarah Grace and Meredith Anne Bennett. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, from Morning View Cemetery, Bluff City, with Dr. Allen Davis and Rev. Frederick Meredith officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Active pallbearers will be selected from Mr. Meredith's grandsons and grandson-in-law, Joel Bishop. The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, from 6 until 8 p.m. from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piney Flats Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 Cherry St., Piney Flats, TN 37686. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2002

MILLER, JOHN RAY John Ray Miller, 65, of 207 Autumn Drive, Bristol, Va., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. He was a native of Boone, NC, and son of the late Wade and Annie Miller. He was a retired truck driver and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea. He is survived by his fiancee, Carolyn Talbert Wilson of Bristol, Va.; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Graveside services with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Pallbearers, Leon Dunn, Marvin Gourley, Gary Fish, Johnny Morrell, Ray Hopson and Gary Miller. Honorary pallbearers, Bobby Talbert, Brad Talbert, Drew Talbert, Jim Talbert, Steve Talbert, Chester Stephens, Schadd Dunn, Shane Dunn and his many golfing friends. Friends will be received from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 17, 2002

MILLER, JOHN RAY Funeral services for John Ray Miller will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Graveside services with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel. Pallbearers: Leon Dunn, Marvin Gurley, Gary Fish, Johnny Morrell, Ray Hopson and Gary Miller. Honorary pallbearers: Bobby Talbert, Brad Talbert, Drew Talbert, Jim Talbert, Steve Talbert, Chester Stephens, Schadd Dunn, Shane Dunn and his many golfing friends. Mr. Miller, 65, of 207 Autumn Drive, Bristol, Va., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2002

MONTGOMERY, WILLIE JO CHAPMAN BLOUNTVILLE -- Willie Jo Chapman Montgomery, 64, died on Feb. 14, 2002, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Grace Lambert Chapman, and was of the Baptist faith. She was a former employee of Ford Motor Co. and was the widow of Hubert Montgomery. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Ann Montgomery of Woodstock, Ga.; grandchildren, Heather and Richard Montgomery; brother-in-law, Bill Montgomery of Bristol, Va.; sister-in-law, Kim Montgomery of Kentucky; six sisters, Frieda Woods of Bluff City, Shirley Shepherd of Tampa, Fla., Patsy Mink and Jean Harr of Blountville, Carolyn Sakellar of Bristol, Va., and Edna Krtausch of Morristown, Tenn.; four brothers, Roy Chapman of Chucky, Bill Chapman of Blountville, Ronnie Chapman of Bluff City and Mike Chapman of Gray; three aunts, Betty Elsea of Bristol, Va., Virginia Vanderamelle of Toms River, NJ and Anna Papesh of Montana; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jewel Shipley and Esther Church. Preceded in death by son, Dickie Montgomery; brother, Buddy Chapman; and two sisters, Louise Olive and Geneva Chapman. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lyons Smith officiating. Committal services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Blountville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Wellmont Hospice at 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 15, 2002

MONTGOMERY, WILLIE JO CHAPMAN BLOUNTVILLE -- Committal services for Willie Jo Chapman Montgomery will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Blountville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Wellmont Hospice at 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 3762 Mrs. Montgomery, 64, died Feb. 14, 2002, at her residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 17, 2002

MOORE, ELLIS STUART Ellis Stuart Moore, 72, of 923 Wilson Ave., Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and retired from Reynolds Metals. He was a member of Anderson Street United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in the Korean War. Survivors include: sons and spouses, Robert and Teresa Moore, Michael and Dawn Moore and Daniel Moore; daughters and spouses, Sandra Culbertson and Teresa and Keith Vance; grandchildren, Chad Moore, Angel Hall, Joey Culbertson and Brady Moore; and great-grandchildren, Kiara, Stormy and Logan. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Fleenor officiating. Private committal services will be held on Thursday with military honors by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be: employees of Reynolds Metals, members of Bristol Tennessee Police Department and Allen Olyear. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2002

MOORE, ELLIS STUART Ellis Stuart Moore, 72, of 923 Wilson Ave., Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and retired from Reynolds Metals. He was a member of Anderson Street United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in the Korean War. Survivors include: sons and spouses, Robert and Teresa Moore, Michael and Dawn Moore and Daniel Moore; daughters and spouses, Sandra Culbertson and Teresa and Keith Vance; grandchildren, Chad Moore, Angel Hall, Joey Culbertson and Brady Moore; and great-grandchildren, Kiara, Stormy and Logan. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Fleenor officiated. Private committal services will be held on Thursday with military honors by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be: employees of Reynolds Metals, members of Bristol Tennessee Police Department and Allen Olyear. The family received friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2002

MORETZ, BESSIE L. JENKINS Bessie L. Jenkins Moretz, 78, of 326 Randolph St., Bristol, Va., died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born May 3, 1923, the daughter of the late Maynard and Etta Snyder Jenkins. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a former salesperson for Parks-Belk. She was a member of Belle Meadows Baptist Church. Survivors include: husband, Albert E. Moretz Sr.; sons, Albert E. Moretz Jr. of Bristol, Tenn., and Larry R. Moretz of Montgomery, Ala.; daughter, Lona Houser of Bristol, Va.; brother, Wiley C. Jenkins of Mountain City, Tenn.; sisters, Hazel Webb of Rising Sun, Md., and Pearl Sharpe of Marion; grandchildren, Bethany Thomas, Robin Henderson, Mia Richards and Melissa; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Haynes officiating. Committal services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Tony Henson, James Thompson, David Richard, Tony Houser, David Houser and Bobby Shupe. Honorary pallbearers include: R.C. Houser, Charles Shupe and Junior Kirby. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2002

MORRIS, OLA MAE PINEY FLATS -- The memorial service for Ola Mae Morris will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Valley Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Taylor and the Rev. Scott Price officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to Valley Hills Baptist Church, 155 Cedar Brook Circle, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends at the church from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Mrs. Morris of 404 Cottonwood Lane, our beloved wife and mother, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Morris. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 15, 2002

MURRAY, ALINE BRADLEY Aline Bradley Murray, 81, of 893 Island Road, Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Greystone Healthcare. She was born in Russell County, the daughter of the late Walter A. and Mattie Kiser Bradley. She was a retired cook for Ponderosa Truck Stop. She was of the Baptist faith. She will be remembered as a loving mother and friend. Survivors include: daughter, Tommie Katherine Schultz (Johnny Delp) of Abingdon; sons and daughters-in-law, Jethro E. (Punk) Bradley and wife, Tina, of Arlington, Texas; Lester G. Murray of Bristol, Tenn., Samuel B. Murray and wife, Geneva, of Bristol, Va., Kyle David Murray of Bristol, Tenn., and Bobby Joe Murray and wife, Melinda, of Bristol, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Burnette and Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Eastern Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sammy Murray, Andy Murray, Jason Murray, David Murray, Lester Murray Jr., Kelly Widner, D. R. Shuler and Roger Thomas. Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2002

MURRAY, ALINE BRADLEY Funeral services for Aline Bradley Murray will be conducted Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Burnette and Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Eastern Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sammy Murray, Andy Murray, Jason Murray, David Murray, Lester Murray Jr., Kelly Widner, D. R. Shuler and Roger Thomas. Mrs. Murray, 81, of 893 Island Road, Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Greystone Healthcare. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2002

NORRIS, JOHN "TED" John "Ted" Norris, 68, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health. Ted was born in Kingsport on Nov. 13, 1933, a son of the late James Edgar Norris and Beatrice Overbay Norris, who lives in Kingsport. Ted was a disabled veteran, serving with the U.S. Army, and a life member of VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. He was owner and operator of John's Barber Shop and worked for Norman's Barber Shop in Bristol. In addition to his father, Ted was preceded in death by his twin brother, Franklin R. (Fred) Norris, Jan. 27, 1976, and James Norris Jr. in 1991. Ted is survived by his loving family: his mother, Beatrice Overbay Norris of Kingsport; daughters, Melissa Deonne Barker and Beatrice Renee Adinolfi, both of Kingsport; sons, Johnny Aaron Norris, Michael Wade Norris and Darren Lee Norris, all of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Loretta and Perman Shelton of Surgoinsville, Tenn., and Sylvia and Charles M. (Chuck) Payne of Kingsport. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home and any time at his son Aaron's home, 205 Packing House Road, Kingsport. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of the Mausoleum of the East Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The Color Guard will serve as pallbearers. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Norris family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 10, 2002

NORRIS, JOHN G. "TED" Funeral service for John G. "Ted" Norris will be 2 p.m. Monday in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of the Mausoleum of the East Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The Color Guard will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Norris, 68, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Norris family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 11, 2002

NUNLEY, RALPH SHERMAN "BUCK" BLOUNTVILLE – Ralph Sherman "Buck" Nunley, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He retired from Eastman Kodak in 1980 with over 43 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II, and a life member of the VFW Patton Crosswhite Post 6975. He was a member of Gunnings Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Cowan Sourbeer Nunley; two sisters, Mrs. Everet (Nellie) McCoy and Mrs. Louella Olinger, both of Greeneville, Tenn.; two brothers-in-law, Dewey Smiley of Blountville and Everet McCoy, Greeneville; one nephew, Jimmy McCoy; and two nieces, Sandra Fannon and Kathy Ottinger. Mr. Nunley was preceded in death by a stepson, John C. Sourbeer, and two sisters, Cynthia Smiley and Mamie Moody. Funeral service will be conducted Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Akard Chapel with Rev. Bob Ferguson officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW Patton Crosswhite Post 6975 Honor Guard on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Gunnings Seedline Volunteers: Fred Walters, Jack McCroskey, T.J. Cressell, Guy Middleton, Haven Booher, Danny Owens, Buddy Riner, Herbert Smith, Bob Bledsoe, Ervin Cunningham, Ray Hartsock and Fred Lynn. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Akard Funeral Home prior to the service. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Nunley. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 4, 2002

NUNLEY, RALPH SHERMAN BLOUNTVILLE – Military graveside rites for Ralph Sherman "Buck" Nunley will be conducted by the VFW Patton Crosswhite Post 6975 Honor Guard on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will be in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Gunnings Seedline Volunteers: Fred Walters, Jack McCroskey, T.J. Cressell, Guy Middleton, Haven Booher, Danny Owens, Buddy Riner, Herbert Smith, Bob Bledsoe, Ervin Cunningham, Ray Hartsock and Fred Lynn. Mr. Nunley, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Nunley. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 5, 2002

ODHAM, ERNEST CLARENCE "EC" The committal service and interment for Ernest Clarence "E. C." Odham will be conducted at 11 o’clock Friday morning at the graveside in Wassum Cemetery in Atkins. Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Mr. Odham, 87, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mr. Odham have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2002

PEARMAN, RALPH HERBERT Ralph Herbert Pearman, 79, of Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002. He was born in Tom's Creek, Va., a son of the late Herbert Michael and Nora Allen Pearman, and had lived most of his life in Bristol. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving as a first lieutenant in the Eighth Air Force, flying as a co-pilot of B-24's in the European Theater of Operations. He was a former officer of First American Bank, currently AMSOUTH Bank, where he was employed from 1942 until he was declared disabled in 1983. He was a member and served as treasurer for the past seven years of all the Masonic Lodges in Bristol, Tenn. He was potentate of Jericho Shrine Temple in 1983, and was a member of the Scottish Rite, York Shine and the Royal Order of Scotland. He was also an active member of State Street United Methodist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Luella Pearman; a sister, Nancy Gaynelle Pearman of Bristol, Tenn.; a niece, Pame Pearman Darnall and her husband, William, of Chicago and their sons, Jason Darnall and William Darnall, both of Tampa, Fla.; several cousins, both in Bristol and Ivanhoe, Va.; his "adopted" family, Toa, Phonesalo and Keovilay Sihanorak of Bristol, Tenn., and his extended family; neighbors of the Friendship Community. A Masonic Memoial Service will be conducted at 7 o'clock Sunday evening in Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home by King Lodge 461. The family will receive friends immediately following the Masonic service at the funeral home. A private committal service will be conducted Monday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dearing officiating. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to charities of choice or to the Scholarship Fund at State Street United Methodist Church, 300 W. Valley Drive, Bristol, VA 24201, to help with the college tuition of Phonesalo and Keovilay Sihanorak. Arrangements especially for Mr. Pearman have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 10, 2002

PHILLIPS, DOROTHY L. KINSPORT -- Dorothy L. Phillips, 72, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 4, 2002, at her residence. She was born in Bristol, Va., a daughter of the late James and Lona Morrell Phipps and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area before living in Florida and moving to Kingsport. She was a faithful member of West Hills Baptist Church. Dorothy was a loving mother and grandmother and was preceded in death by her husband, Benny Phillips. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Phillips Duncan of Hampton, Ga.; her son, Terry Phillips of Evansville, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Thursday evening at West Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Hall and Rev. Donald Hicks officiating. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Loodie Booher, Tim Johnson, Mike Stout, Dennis Minnick, Les Malone and Steve Wilson. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to West Hills Baptist Church Building Fund, 1769 Highway 11W, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 until 7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Phillips have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2002

PHILLIPS, DOROTHY L. KINGSPORT -- The funeral service for Dorothy L. Phillips will be conducted at 8 o'clock Thursday evening at West Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Hall and Rev. Donald Hicks officiating. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Loodie Booher, Tim Johnson, Mike Stout, Dennis Minnick, Les Malone and Steve Wilson. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to West Hills Baptist Church Building Fund, 1769 Highway 11W, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 until 7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Mrs. Phillips, 72, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 4, 2002, at her residence. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Phillips have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2002

POOL, MARY LYNN KINGSPORT – Mary Lynn Pool, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Pool was a native and lifelong resident of the Bristol area before moving to Kingsport nine years ago. She was a former employee of the Jewell Box with 15 years of service. She was a former member of the Rosemont Presbyterian Church and attended Holy Mountain Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Keller Barnes and Gladys (Bush) Barnes; one sister, Violet Morrell; and one brother, Douglas Barnes. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Roger Gillenwater of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Jason Gillenwater, Amber Gillenwater and Kevin Gillenwater; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2002, from the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jerry Musick officiating. Nephews and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Anyone wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 205 West Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Pool. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 18, 2002

POOLE, MARY LYNN KINGSPORT – Graveside services for Mary Lynn Poole will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Anyone wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 205 West Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210. Mrs. Pool, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at her residence. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Pool. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 19, 2002

PROFFITT, ESTEL LAWRENCE BLUFF CITY -- Estel Lawrence Proffitt, 66, 1240 Highway 19E, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Sullivan County, he was the son of the late Henry and Beulah Malone Proffitt. Mr. Proffitt was a retired employee of Raytheon Co. as an accountant. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Proffitt of Bluff City; two sons, Mark Proffitt of Piney Flats and Robert Proffitt of Bluff City; two sisters, Lillian Boswell of Elizabethton, Louise Blevins of Piney Flats; one grandson, Matthew Proffitt of Piney Flats; and several nieces and nephews also survive. The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at McLaney Cemetery with Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Active pallbearers will be Whitney Riddle, Darrell Arrowood, Tim Foster, Allen Bare, John Malone and Robert Proffitt. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, for the graveside service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or Community Aide of Bluff City, c/o Bill Pierce, 136 Lakeview Drive, Bluff City, TN 37618 or Piney Flats Community Chest, PO Box 96, Piney Flats, TN 37686, attention treasurer. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 22, 2002

RALSTON, HOBART M. Hobart M. Ralston, 80, of 2438 King Mill Pike, Bristol, Va., died Feb. 4, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was born April 29, 1921, the son of the late Alfred and Lela Craft Ralston. He had lived in Bristol since 1945, and was the owner and operator of Hobart's Small Engine Shop for 44 years. He was a member of Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church and a lifetime member of VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was injured on the front lines in Belgium and was nominated for a Purple Heart. Survivors include wife of 56 years, Margaret Lorraine Davison Ralston; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanie and Tyler Franklin of Bristol, Va.; son, Jerry L. Ralston of Abingdon; grandsons, Brandon Franklin, Brian Franklin and Jeffrey Ralston; granddaughter, Pamela Ralston; great-grandson, Cayden Marcus Franklin; brother, Haskell Ralston of Wichita, Kan., and Loman Ralston of Niles, Mich.; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Mitchell of Bristol, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Joe C. Davison of Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Lillard Ralston and Floyd Ralston. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Mausoleum with Rev. John Markel officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home and other times at 736 Old Airport Road, Bristol, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church at 3012 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., or to Bristol Life Saving Crew at 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, Va. The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Gerry Boccarossa and the staff at the Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2002

RALSTON, HOBART M. Graveside services for Hobart M. Ralston will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Mausoleum with Rev. John Markel officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church at 3012 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., or to Bristol Life Saving Crew at 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, Va. Mr. Ralston, 80, of 2438 King Mill Pike, Bristol, Va., died Feb. 4, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2002

REPASS, JAMES W. James W. Repass, 86, 813 Georgia Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bristol, a son of the late William S. and Anna Morrell Repass. He was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and attended King College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and World War II and was an active member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School superintendent, a member of the choir, the Men’s Club and the Administrative Council. He was a member of the Piedmont Theater Organ Society and was involved in the restoration of the organ at the Paramount Theater. Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Repass; a son, David Repass of Bristol, Tenn.; and a cousin, William H. Helton of Bristol, Va. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church with Rev. Laura Rasor officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the church. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church. Arrangements especially for Mr. Repass have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2002

REPASS, JAMES W. The funeral service for James W. Repass will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church with Rev. Laura Rasor officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the church. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church. Mr. Repass, 86, 813 Georgia Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mr. Repass have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 26, 2002

ROYSTON, KELLY FRANKLIN Kelly Franklin Royston, 84, of 109 Stevenswood Drive, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Feb. 15, 2002, at home. Mr. Royston was born March 20, 1917, the son of the late Benjamin and Mary Jones Royston. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a retired machinist at Univac after 20 plus years of service and was an elder at State Street Church of Christ from 1976-1994. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Bess Brown Royston; one daughter, Lois R. Austin of Bristol, Tenn.; four grandchildren, John F. Austin of Jefferson, NC, Robert R. Austin of Boone, NC, Kelly Austin Dunagan of Raleigh, NC, and Suzanne E. Austin of Nashville; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at State Street Church of Christ with Dan C. Bailey, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Merritt, Jim Burke, Malcolm Green, Wade Brooks, Louis Lippo, Phil Royston Sr., Phil Royston Jr. and Tim Royston. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to State Street Church of Christ, 1713 West State St., Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 16, 2002

ROYSTON, KELLY FRANKLIN Funeral services for Kelly Franklin Royston will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at State Street Church of Christ with Dan C. Bailey, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Merritt, Jim Burke, Malcolm Green, Wade Brooks, Louis Lippo, Phil Royston Sr., Phil Royston Jr. and Tim Royston. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to State Street Church of Christ, 1713 West State St., Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Royston, 84, of 109 Stevenswood Drive, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Feb. 15, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 17, 2002

RUSH, JOSEPH A. Joseph A. Rush, 79, of 201 Millsap St., Bristol, Va., passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Rush was a native of New York City. He was a son of the late John and Mae Lynch Rush. Mr. Joseph Rush was a Catholic. He was a retired salesman for Standard Forms Inc. of New York City. He had worked hard to receive his B A degree from Brooklyn College, New York, after attending evenings while working for seven years. He always believed he must have been the only individual who worked for 40 years as a printing salesman and being legally blind from birth. His membership included: Anchor/Astoria Masonic Temple, Lodge 729 F&AM, College Point, NY His survivors include his wife, Ilse D. Rush; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Bonnie Rush of San Diego; one sister, Frances LaScala of Queens, NY; and three grandchildren, Chris, Evan and Laura Peregoy of Silver Spring, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society. Snyder's Funeral Home is serving the Joseph A. Rush family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 27, 2002

RUTTER, WILLIAM WALTER William Walter Rutter, 70, of 103 York Drive, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 1, 1931, in Benhams, Va., and was the son of the late Everette and Runnie Minton Rutter. He was self-employed and was a member of Way of Life Chapel, 1605 Georgia Avenue Extension, Bristol, Tenn. Survivors include: sisters, Lela Harris of Blountville and Sarah M. Walter of Mobile, Ala.; brother, Ernest Rutter of Erwin, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Rutter and brothers, Earl Rutter and Howard Rutter. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Daniel J. Harris and Pastor Donnie Miller officiating. Committal services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Rooty Branch Cemetery. There will be a procession leaving at 10:30 a.m. on Monday from Weaver Funeral Home going to the cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include: Bryant Harris, Jim Rutter, Ed Rutter, Michael Grubb, Fred Rutter, Louis Rutter, Guy Rutter and Roy Grubb. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2002

RUTTER, WILLIAM WALTER Committal services for William Walter Rutter will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Rooty Branch Cemetery. There will be a procession leaving at 10:30 a.m. on Monday from Weaver Funeral Home going to the cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include: Bryant Harris, Jim Rutter, Ed Rutter, Michael Grubb, Fred Rutter, Louis Rutter, Guy Rutter and Roy Grubb. Mr. Rutter, 70, of 103 York Drive, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 4, 2002

SLYMAN, MARTHA LOGAN HENDERSON Mrs. Martha Logan Henderson Slyman, 61, died Feb. 16, 2002. She was born in 1940 in Spartanburg, SC, the youngest daughter of John Daniel Henderson and Martha Myers Logan Henderson. Martha was a schoolteacher and a minister's wife. She loved life and never took a moment of it for granted. She was devoted to her family and friends and she served the Lord with gladness all of her days. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Richard Mark Slyman Jr. of Bristol, Tenn. She is survived by her two children, Beth Thornton and Mark Slyman, both of Atlanta; her mother, Martha Myers Logan Henderson of Summerville, SC; two sisters, Elizabeth Henderson Davis of San Anselmo, Calif., and Ora Dell Henderson Murray of Edisto Island, SC; her brother, John Daniel Henderson Jr. of Charlotte, NC; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends who love her dearly. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tenn., with the burial immediately following at Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, send donations in her memory to Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation, 200 E. Twelfth St., Jefferson, IN 47130. Roswell Funeral Home in Roswell, Ga., is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 21, 2002

SMITH, SUSIE B. Susie B. Smith, 95, of 2004 Kingmill Pike, Bristol, Va., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Cambridge House. She was a native of Bristol, Va., and a daughter of the late James and Mary Almany. She was preceded in death by husband, James H. Smith, and sons Hugh Smith and Harry Smith. She was a member of Scenic Park Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Ann Jones of Bristol, Va.; and sisters Maxie Penley, Hattie Spangler and Frances Skeens. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Thursday in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Lloyd Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holston Home For Children, Greeneville, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 6, 2002

SMITH, SUSIE B. Funeral services for Susie B. Smith will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Lloyd Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holston Home For Children, Greeneville, Tenn. Mrs. Smith, 95, of 2004 Kingmill Pike, Bristol, Va., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Cambridge House. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 7, 2002

SNAPPP, NATHAN HOWARD Nathan Howard Snapp, 34, of the Hickory Tree Community, died on Friday, Feb. 22, 2002. Survivors include: wife, Betty Yates Snapp; parents, Terry and Carrier Hinkle Snapp of Bluff City; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Shane Jones of Bristol, Va.; grandmother, Mary Snapp Tester of Bristol, Tenn.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Hall and Rev. Danny Salyer officiating. Committal services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Jim Hinkle, Gary Hinkle, Robert Hinkle, Daryl Hinkle, Wayne Potts and Garland Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be: H.M. Denton Sr., Johnnie Cawood, uncles and great-uncles. The family will receive friends on Tuesday following the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 26, 2002

SNAPP, NATHAN HOWARD Committal services for Nathan Howard Snapp will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Jim Hinkle, Gary Hinkle, Robert Hinkle, Daryl Hinkle, Wayne Potts and Garland Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be: H.M. Denton Sr., Johnnie Cawood, uncles and great-uncles. Mr. Snapp, 34, of the Hickory Tree community, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 27, 2002

SORAH, LILLIAN H. Graveside services for Lillian H. Sorah will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Carl Blackburn officiating. Mrs. Sorah of 2011 W. State St., Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 29,. 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Sorah. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 1, 2002

STALLARD, THELMA MILLER STORRS, Conn. -- Thelma (Miller) Stallard, 98, widow of James E. Stallard Jr., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in Storrs. She was born in 1903 in Fairchance, PA, and had been a longtime resident of Juniper Hill Village in Storrs. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Bluffton College in Ohio in 1925. Mrs. Stallard was formerly of Bristol, Tenn., and was a retired commercial arts teacher at Holston Valley High School, Sullivan County, Tenn. She was a member of the Bluff City Chapter 414 Order of Eastern Star and a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, Bluff City. She is survived by a son, James E. Stallard III of Storrs; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. There will be no services. Burial will be with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mansfield Lions Club, 113 Beech Mountain Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250, for the Macular Degeneration Research Project. Arrangements; Potter Funeral Home, Willmantic, Conn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 15, 2002

STILTNER, DANNY RAY Danny Ray Stiltner, 45, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002. He was born in Grundy, a son of the late Jessie James Stiltner and Lacy Potter. He was preceded in death by a sister, Loretta Lynn Potter. He moved from Grundy to Bristol in 1982, was a self-employed mechanic and was a true and loyal friend. Survivors include his wife, Nola Michelle Johnson Stiltner; two daughters, Ali Stiltner of Buchanan County and Lacy Carter and her husband, Prentice, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a son, Daniel Stiltner of Grand Rapids; three stepdaughters, Victoria, Shena and Nicole, all of Bristol, Tenn.; two brothers, Leon Stiltner of Hurley, Va., and Deno Stiltner of Bristol, Va.; his stepmother, Mary Stiltner of Abingdon; one granddaughter; five grandsons; several nieces and nephews; and all his friends. The funeral service will be private. For more information, please call 276-669-7734. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial contributions be made to the family. Arrangements especially for Mr. Stiltner have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 24, 2002

TAYLOR, HERBERT FATE BLOUNTVILLE -- Herbert Fate Taylor, 85, of 248 Rodefer Drive went to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Abingdon Manor Home for the Aged. Mr. Taylor was a native of Liberty, Ind., but had lived in the Blountville area most of his life. He was a retired employee of Burlington Mills with 32 years of service and a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Belle Whiteman Taylor, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one daughter, Patti Towner of Blountville; one son, Herbert Taylor Jr. of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rye Fleenor officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Randy Rodefer, Marshall Hicks, Canie Fields, Harold Whiteman, R.L. Whiteman and Bob Morton. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Cross and Dale Fields. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Taylor. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 2, 2002

TAYLOR, HERBERT FATE BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Herbert Fate Taylor will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rye Fleenor officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Randy Rodefer, Marshall Hicks, Canie Fields, Harold Whiteman, R.L. Whiteman and Bob Morton. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Cross and Dale Fields. Mr. Taylor, 85, of 248 Rodefer Drive went to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Abingdon Manor Home for the Aged. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Taylor. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2002

TESTER, CAROLYN JANE BLUFF CITY -- Mrs. Carolyn Jane Tester, 50, of 260 Old Oak Lane died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. Tester was a native of Bristol, Tenn., and the daughter of the late Walter Roosevelt Garr and Viola Gorley Garr. She was a housewife and a loving mother. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Luther William Tester of the home; one son, Jonathan Theodore Tester of Bluff City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard David and Kathy Garr and Walter Elbert Garr and special sister-in-law, Tammy, all of Blountville; one sister and brother-in-law, Susie and John Luna of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with Rev. Joe Blankenship officiating and eulogy presented by Mrs. Ruth Poore. Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 2, 2002

VARTAN, ALMAS D. Almas D. Vartan, 96, of Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Cambridge House. She was born in Iran, the daughter of the late Ruel and Mooshy Khatoon Davajan. She was a retired teacher and of the Presbyterian faith. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Nancy Vartan of Bristol, Tenn.; daughter, Mercedes Krohn of Germany; four grandchildren, Marduke Krohn, Melinda Vartan, Marcus Vartan and Derrick Vartan; nieces and nephews; and special friends, Amelia Hazelwood and Patricia Hazelwood. Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jack Stevens will officiate. Interment will be Friday, March 1, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 28, 2002

WARREN, SYLVIA V. BOOHER MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- Burial for Sylvia V. Booher Warren will be at noon Thursday in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Warren, 87, of Maryville, where she had made home for the past 11 years, went to be with Lord, Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Blount County Memorial Hospital. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 14, 2002

WHITE, SAMUEL LEON BRONX, NY -- Samuel Leon White, son of the late Eugene and Elizabeth White, was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Bristol, Tenn., and died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002. He was a member of Hood Memorial AME Zion Church, Bristol, Tenn., where he was assistant superintendent of Sunday school, president of the Varick Christian Endeavor Society, member of the Steward Board and assistant scoutmaster of Troop No. 20. He was educated in the public school system of Bristol, Tenn., and completed his education at Pioneer Business Institute in Philadelphia. He was married to Lelia Penn White, and to this union six children were born: James Phillip, Patricia Ann, Lawrence Oliver, Robert Lewis, Samuel Eugene and Sheila. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States, having served three and one-half years in the states and the Pacific Theater of War. He remarried Aletha Walters and then moved to New York City and to this union three children were born: Lisa Marie, Linda Joyce and Kevin Alan. He was a member of Varick AME Zion Church, Brooklyn. After moving from Brooklyn to Manhattan, he became a member of Mother Hood AME Zion Church where he was a member of the Steward Board, Leader of Class No. 10, member of the Revival Chorus, Layman's Council, member of the Usher Board and honorary member of Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society No. 1. He was instrumental in forming Cub Scout Pack No. 146 and served as a pack master. He is survived by a loving wife; eight children; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 2, at Mother Hood AME Zion Church, Bronx. Services entrusted to Granby's Funeral Service, Inc., 4021 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10466. Information courtesy of Robinson Mortuary, Inc. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 2, 2002

WILSON, RUBY RATCHFORD Ruby Ratchford Wilson, 103, 6016 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 3, 1898, in Bartow, Ga., a daughter of the late George Henry and Cornelia Powell Ratchford. After attending public schools in Bartow, she graduated from Georgia State College for Women with a degree in education. She taught school in Mitchell County, Ga., for several years before becoming a case worker with the Department of Social Service in Mitchell County. She retired with a combined 32 years of service to the State of Georgia. Upon moving to Bristol over a decade ago, she became active in the First Baptist Church, participating in the Older Adult Sunday School Class, the W.M.U. and Wednesday night services. She was also an active member of the Volunteer Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a member of The Society of Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hargrove Wilson; her sons, Marvin H. Wilson Jr. and George R. Wilson; a grandson, Warren Thomas Fleenor Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Nadine Joiner Wilson; a son-in-law, Warren Thomas Fleenor; three sisters; and a brother. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Wilson Fleenor Finks and husband Thomas Kemper Finks of the home; a sister, Mary Julia Ratchford Peterson of Wadley, Ga.; five grandchildren, Warren Woodrow Fleenor of Abingdon, George Wilson Fleenor and wife Stephanie Heintz Fleenor of Bradenton, Fla., Marvin H. Wilson II and wife Debbie Paros Wilson of Albany, Ga., and John Braswell Wilson of Pelham, Ga.; five great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Jean Fleenor Hebert and husband Brad Claude Hebert of Nashville, Marissa Halley Fleenor and Skylor Thomas Fleenor of Bradenton, Andrew Joseph Wilson and Jonathan Burnette Wilson of Albany; daughter-in-law, Imogene Burnette Wilson of Pelham; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 5 o’clock Tuesday evening at Blevins Funeral Home with Luella Steppe officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 until 4:50 Tuesday before the service. The committal service and interment will be in the Cemetery United Daughters of the Confederacy in Pelham on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to First Baptist Church, One Virginia St., Bristol, VA 24201 or First Baptist Church, Camilla, GA 31730 or a favorite charity. Blevins Funeral Home in Bristol, Va., and Braswell Funeral Home in Pelham are serving the needs of the family of Mrs. Wilson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 25, 2002

WYATT, HERBERT P. OCALA, Fla. -- Herbert P. Wyatt, 78, a retired furniture plant supervisor, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at home. A native of Bristol Tennessee, he moved to Ocala from New Albany, IN, in 1991. Mr. Wyatt was a member of Berean Baptist Church of Ocala and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Wyatt. Survivors include his wife, Marie Wyatt of Ocala; sons, Mickey Wyatt of Woodstock, GA, Danny Wyatt of Fort Ogden, Fla., Bill Wyatt and Jay Wyatt, both of Cape Coral, Fla.; daughter, P.J. Mitchell of Ocala; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Roberts Funeral Home, Bruce Chapel, West Ocala, provided information. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 15, 2002

YEARY, ELIZABETH Elizabeth Yeary, 85, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Virginia City, Va., a daughter of the late Darmus and Carrie Sullivan Hughes, and had lived in Bristol for the past 50 years. She was the widow of John Clinton Yeary and was a member of Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Beth Runyon and her husband, Bob, of Bluff City; two granddaughters, Cindy Musser of Bristol, Tenn., and Sheri Rector of Bluff City; a grandson, Steve Odum of Bristol, Tenn.; a great-grandson, Mitchell Rector; and a sister, Mamie Vernell Trent of Bristol, Va. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Steve Brown officiating. Burial will follow. Pallbearers will Steve Odum, Mitch Rector, Fred Trent, Gary Runyon, Kevin Jessee and Rick Buckles. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Bender, Paul Buckles, Jess Hicks and S.T. Gentry. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Yeary have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 2, 2002

YEARY, ELIZABETH The funeral service for Elizabeth Yeary will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Steve Brown officiating. Burial will follow. Pallbearers will Steve Odum, Mitch Rector, Fred Trent, Gary Runyon, Kevin Jessee and Rick Buckles. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Bender, Paul buckles, Jes Hicks and S.T. Gentry. Mrs. Yeary, 85, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Yeary have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER FEB. 3, 2002


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