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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER March 2002

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ABEL, EDITH CHRISTINE Edith Christine Abel, 72, of Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord March 25, 2002, after a short illness. She was a housewife and a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Garnett C. Abel; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Linda Abel of Bristol, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Mike Currington of Bristol, Tenn.; grandsons Daniel and Scotty Abel of Bristol, Tenn.; brothers Jack and Paul Bebber of Bristol, Tenn.; sisters Sue Bebber of Bristol, Tenn., and Joanne Shull of Mountain City, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Mike Abel and Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Honorary pallbearers include Jeff Hutton, Ben Abel, Tim Bebber, David Abel, Derek Anderson and Mike O'Neal. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 27, 2002

ANDERSON, SAMUEL K. Samuel K. Anderson Jr., 77, of 312 Williams Lane, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at home. He was born in Virginia, a son of the late Samuel and Patty Gardner Anderson, and had lived in Bristol since 1963. He was a U.S. Marines veteran of World War II and attended Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church. He was the owner of Anderson Auto Repair. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Cornett Anderson; a daughter, Karen Jacobs of Bluff City; a son, Robert Lynn Anderson of Woodstock, Ga.; four sisters, Betty Jo Kilgore of Norton, Peggy Kilgore of Wise, Myrtle Fleenor of Louisville, Ky., and Lillian Love of Waco, Texas; four grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Anderson and Page Anderson Owens, both of Marietta, Ga., Jessica Jacobs of Bristol, Va., and Cody Anderson of Abingdon; a special friend, Lewis Combs; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Thursday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Brown officiating. The committal service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Friday morning in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Claude Cornett, Wayne Cornett, Jack Forester, Merle Larkin, Mike Dearlock and Gerald Roberts. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements especially for Mr. Anderson have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

ARROWOOD, NANCY FRAZIER JOHNSON CITY -- Nancy Frazier Arrowood, 62, of 1317 Huffine Road died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at home. She was a native of Sullivan County and a daughter of Frankie Wilson Frazier and the late B.H. Frazier. Survivors include her husband, James Arrowood of Johnson City; stepsons, Ronnie Arrowood of Asheville, NC, and Bruce Arrowood of Atlanta; mother, Frankie Wilson Frazier of Bristol, Tenn.; and sisters Peggy Smith of Charlotte, NC, Betty Owens of Charlotte and Carol J. Emerson of Blountville. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jack Stevens officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 22, 2002

ARROWOOD, NANCY FRAZIER JOHNSON CITY -- Graveside services for Nancy Frazier Arrowood will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jack Stevens officiating. Mrs. Arrowood, 62, of 1317 Huffine Road, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 23, 2002

BAILEY, LINDA STOUT FOREST PARK, Ohio -- Linda Bailey (nee Stout), beloved wife of Dennis D. Bailey, beloved mother of Katrina L. Patton (L.L. "Luke" Biggs) of Summerville, SC, and David Casey Patton (Laurel) of Fuquary-Varina, NC; loving grandmother of Trevor, Corey and Meredith Patton; loving sister of Sue S. Seats (Russell), died Monday, March 7, 2002. She was a resident of Forest Park, Ohio. The family will receive visitors Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Springdale Church of the Nazarene, 11177 Springfield Pike, Springdale, Ohio, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Glenwood Cemetery, 839 Bluff City Highway, Bristol, Tenn. Following the graveside service, the family will receive visitors beginning at 3 p.m. at the home of Shirley and Paul King, 1158 Holston Ave., Bristol, Tenn. If desired, sympathy may be expressed in the form of a memorial contribution to the Springdale Church of the Nazarene, the Maple Knoll Future Care Fund, 11100 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246, or Breast Cancer Angels Inc., PO Box 6065, Cincinnati, OH 45206-0065. Vorhis Funeral Homes Inc., Springdale, is serving the family in Cincinnati and Akard Funeral Home is serving the family in Bristol, Tenn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 6, 2002

BAILEY, ROYDELL C. Roydell C. Bailey, 71, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Paris, Tenn., grew up in Marianna, Ark., and had lived in Bristol for 50 years. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Winnie Bounds Caldwell, and the widow of James R. Bailey. She was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. She is survived by a son, Cliff Bailey, and his wife, Lisa, of Bristol, Tenn.; two daughters, Ruth Browning and her husband, Louis, and Jane Maddox and her husband, Danny, all of Knoxville; and three grandchildren, Laura, Hannah and Neil. The funeral service will be conducted at noon Monday at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Paul Hamilton Fuller IV officiating. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends at Mrs. Bailey's home beginning at 6 o'clock Saturday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 700 Cumberland St., Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Bailey have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 30, 2002

BAILEY, ROYDELL C. The funeral service for Roydell C. Bailey will be conducted at noon Monday at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Paul Hamilton Fuller IV officiating. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 700 Cumberland St., Bristol, VA 24201. Mrs. Bailey, 71, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Bailey have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 31, 2002

BALL, RAY JUNIOR Ray Junior Ball, 80, of Bristol, Va., went home to be with his Lord, Friday, March 15, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a native of Abingdon and son of the late William Morgan Ball and Sarah Cordilia Nash. He owned and operated Ray’s Trading Post, was a member of Belle Meadows Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Gospel Gordonaires and was instrumental in the organization of Goodson-Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department in 1967. He is survived by his wife, Connie Bennett Ball; sons and daughters-in-law, Emmitt R. and Rosemary Ball, Richard H. and Pat Ball, Ronnie and Jackie Ball and Larry and Renauta Ball, all of Bristol, Va.; uncle, the Rev. Ritchie Ball of Georgia; sister-in-law, Osby Ball of Narrows, Va.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several cousins; and special friends, David Hensley and Wiley Webb. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Belle Meadows Baptist Church with Brother Dewey Williams, Brother Sam Haynes and Brother Howard Robinson officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Pallbearers will be Emmitt Ball, Richard Ball, Ronnie Ball, Larry Ball, David Hensley and Don Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Dillard, Fred Bennett, Larry Shipplett, Wiley Webb, Dr. R. Alan Davis, Dr. James Netterville and members of Goodson Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department. The family offers a special thanks to Wellmont Hospice House. Those desiring may make memorials to Goodson Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department or Mountain Empire Baptist School. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Belle Meadows Baptist Church, 619 Wagner Road, Bristol, Va. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 16, 2002

BALL, RAY JUNIOR Graveside services for Ray Junior Ball will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Pallbearers will be Emmitt Ball, Richard Ball, Ronnie Ball, Larry Ball, David Hensley and Don Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Dillard, Fred Bennett, Larry Shipplett, Wiley Webb, Dr. R. Alan Davis, Dr. James Netterville and members of Goodson Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Ball, 80, of Bristol, Va., went home to be with his Lord, Friday, March 15, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2002

BARKER, LOLA ODESSA Committal services for Lola Odessa Barker will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Barker Cemetery. Pallbearers include: W. D. McCracken, Wayne Barker, G.T. Leonard, William D. McCracken Jr., Rocky Necessary, Massey Thomas, Kevin Dean Thomas and Freddy Lewis. Honorary pallbearers include Roger Barker, Alan Roark, Dr. Fred Greear and William Eaton. Mrs. Barker, 84, of 18196 Phillips Road, Bristol, Va., passed away Friday, March 15, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 18, 2002

BLANTON, MICHAEL THOMAS Michael Thomas Blanton, 43, of Meadowview Road, Lot 13, Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He had lived his life in the Bristol area and was the son of the late Ardie H. and Phyllis Blanton. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Angela Blanton; children Judy Blanton and Missy Blanton; stepchildren Earl and Danielle; granddaughter Kayla; sisters Diane Hilliard, Teressa Johnson and Karen Keller; brothers Ardie H. Blanton, Howard Scott McCary; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted in National Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 28, 2002

BLEDSOE, JIMMY Jimmy Bledsoe, 45, of 2111 Highway 126, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Friday, March 29, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Mr. Bledsoe was born in Lee County, Va., Aug. 25, 1956, moved to Bristol with his family in 1961 and resided in Bristol throughout his life. Mr. Bledsoe graduated from Central High School in 1974, and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in music education. Mr. Bledsoe was a substitute teacher in Sullivan County and taught private music lessons. He was an employee of Bell South. He was an avid musician and his favorite hobby was tennis, where he excelled. Survivors include his parents, James and Reba Bledsoe of Bristol, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Tracy Bledsoe of Blountville; nephew, Aaron Bledsoe of Blountville; maternal grandmother, Mildred Mize of Bluff City; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 7 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Todd Crusenberry officiating and the eulogy will be presented by friend Lyndon Leonard. Committal services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include Phil Caywood, Buddy Caywood, Todd Smith, Brad Pippin, Jim Flannagan, Dr. Tom Kitts and Dr. Joey Suh. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-7 p.m. prior to the service and other times at the home of his parents at 699 Old Stage Trail Road, Bristol, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 31, 2002

BLEVINS, FLOSSIE GENEVA COMBS CHILHOWIE -- Flossie Geneva Combs Blevins, 74, died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion. Mrs. Blevins was born May 30, 1927, in Smyth County to the late Emery Austin and Virginia Loretta Richardson Combs and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: her husband, Charles H. Blevins; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Charles E. "Chuck" and Betty Blevins of Meadowview, Allen and Mary Blevins of Chilhowie and Jerry and Shelby Blevins of Elizabethton, Tenn.; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Sonny Royston of Chilhowie, Barbara and Samuel Filson of Harrodsburg, Ky., and Shelia and David Kimball of Andover, Mass.; grandchildren, Pamela Wyatt, Rebecca Kell, David Blevins, Sherri Hall, Jill Blevins, Jamey Filson, Michael Filson, Anthony Royston, Chris Royston, Jessica Blevins, Jeremy Barrett, Matthew Kimball and Jackie Kimball; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Bradley-Finney Funeral Chapel in Chilhowie. Interment will follow in McClure Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at the funeral chapel. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Blevins' grandsons: David Blevins, Michael Hall, Michael Filson, James Filson, Chris Royston and Jeremy Barrett. Honorary pallbearer: Anthony Royston, Army (active service), Fort Campbell, Ky. Bradley-Finney Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie is serving the Blevins family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

BLEVINS, MARK STEPHEN ABINGDON -- Mr. Mark Stephen Blevins, 40, died on Friday morning, March 15, 2002. Mark began getting his aviation career off the ground at age 16 and his lifelong passion has always been to fly. Mark was a commercial pilot who had flown for several aviation firms in Northeast Ohio. He is survived by his mother, Betty Yates Blevins, Bristol, Tenn.; his loving fiancee, Heather Smoke, Cleveland; his brother, James Green Blevins and wife Brietta, and daughters, Emily and Rebecca, of Slidell, La.; and his sister, Jacqueline B. Johnson, and husband Brett J. and daughter, Audrey, of Lake Bluff, Ill. Mark was preceded in death by his father, James Green Blevins Sr., and an infant sister, Donna Lynn Blevins. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at 1 p.m. in the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Abingdon, with Rev. Gene Smitherman officiating. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be friends of the family and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 124 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Blevins family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 18, 2002

BLEVINS, MARK STEPHEN ABINGDON -- The funeral service for Mr. Mark Stephen Blevins will be conducted Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at 1 p.m. in the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Abingdon, with Rev. Gene Smitherman officiating. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be friends of the family and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 124 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210. Mr. Blevins, 40, died on Friday morning, March 15, 2002. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Blevins family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 19, 2002

BOLLING, ELMER G. WISE -- Elmer G. Bolling, 86, passed away Friday, March 22, 2002, at Norton Community Hospital, Norton. He was a retired coal miner, former partner of Double B Coal Co., a Kentucky Colonel and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Creed and Pearlie Bolling; three sons, Rudy Bolling, Gary Bolling and Gregory Bolling; and one daughter, Patricia Bolling. Surviving are his wife, Genevieve Bolling of Wise; six sons, Norris Bolling, Glen Bolling, Joe Bolling and Randy Bolling, all of Wise, Larry Bolling of Raymond, Wash., and Jeff Bolling of Whitesburg, Ky.; one daughter, Kathy Powers of Wise; two brothers, Lawrence Bolling and Roy Bolling, both of Wise; two sisters, Artie Bailey and Norma Addington, both of Wise; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel, Wise, with Rev. Eddie Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow in Addington-Hensley Cemetery, Wise. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise. Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 23, 2002

BOOHER, MILLIE ANN PIERCE Millie Ann Pierce Booher, 93, of Edgemont Towers, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 3, 2002, after a lengthy illness at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 11, 1909, the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Nellie Smithson Pierce. She was formerly a nursing companion for elderly people previous to her retirement. She committed her life to serving others and her community. She was a member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church for over 60 years where she served in the Women’s Group. She also served in the Bristol Tennessee Senior Citizen Group for 25 years. She will be remembered most as a loving mother, wife and loyal friend. Survivors include: sons and spouses, Jack and Bernice Booher of Bristol, Tenn., Joseph and Josephine Booher of Sherman, Texas, Vaughn and Patricia Booher of Bristol, Tenn., and Donald H. and Betty Booher of Bristol, Tenn.; daughters and spouses, Carolyn M. Booher Sandidge of Bristol, Tenn., and Teresa A. Booher Otey and Levi of Abingdon; special sisters-in-law, Tennie Mae Booher Ferrell and Della Pierce; grandchildren, Faye Pierce, Pam Shriver, Beverly Fanning, Bryan Booher, Deborah Polk, Glen Booher, Mike Booher, Rhonda Jay, Kathy Morales, Becky Ragland, Vicki Forrester, Jacqueline Hathaway, Jack Sandidge Jr., Dion Wiles and Matthew Wiles; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Suzanne Blalock. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Weaver Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church, Bristol, Tenn., with Rev. Laura Rasor. Interment will follow at Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Glen Booher, Jack Sandidge Jr., Mike Booher, Bryan Booher, Dion Wiles, Matthew Wiles and Brandon Reed. The family would like to say a special thanks to the doctors and nurses on 2 West and 4 East at Bristol Regional Medical Center and her Home Health nurses and special friends. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2002

BOOHER, MILLIE ANN PIERCE Funeral services for Millie Ann Pierce Booher will be conducted Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church, Bristol, Tenn., with Rev. Laura Rasor. Interment will follow at Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers include Glen Booher, Jack Sandidge Jr., Mike Booher, Bryan Booher, Dion Wiles, Matthew Wiles and Brandon Reed. Mrs. Booher, 93, of Edgemont Towers, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 3, 2002, after a lengthy illness at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 6, 2002

BOY, PAUL ALLEN VINTON, Va. – Paul Allen Boy, formerly of Bristol, Tenn., and Big Stone Gap, Va., slipped away Saturday, March 2, 2002. He was the chairman of Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America and retired from Southern Railroad. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Fuller Boy. He is survived by two daughters, Sandra Smith and husband Randy of Winter Haven, Fla., and Brenda Dorton and husband Bill of Vinton; four grandchildren, Bill "Billy" Dorton Jr., Chris Smith and wife Kesha, Rachel Dorton Falls and husband Kevin, and Amy Smith McKenzie and husband Erin; and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at the Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel, Vinton, Va. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2002

BOYD, ANTHONY KEITH "TONY" DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Anthony Keith "Tony" Boyd, 45, died unexpectedly at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2002, as a result of injuries sustained in a automobile accident. Born in Bristol, Tenn., on April 30, 1957, a son of Lee R. and Velma P. Leonard Boyd, he had resided in this area most of his life. Mr. Boyd moved to Florida two years ago, after living in Atlanta for 10 years. He was a contract computer analyst for Georgia-Pacific. Mr. Boyd was of the Baptist faith. He was a graduate of Sullivan Central High School and East Tennessee State University. Mr. Boyd will be remembered as a loving son, brother and uncle and for his love of boating. Survivors include his parents, Lee R. and Velma P. Leonard Boyd of Bristol, Tenn.; two brothers, Gary Lee Boyd and wife, Oudia, of Blountville and Danny Wayne Boyd and wife, Barbara, of Bristol, Tenn.; four nieces, Angela Boyd Frazier, Carrie M. Boyd, April J. Boyd and Christine L. Boyd; one nephew, Michael Travis Boyd; one great-nephew, Corey Joe Boyd; four uncles, Vaughn Ralph Boyd of Morganton, NC, Jack Leonard of Winchester, Tenn., Wayne Leonard of Bristol, Tenn., and Roscoe Bowman of Bristol, Tenn.; two aunts, Elizabeth L. O'Dell of Vieques, Puerto Rico, and Kay Seabolt of Kingsport; and several cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2002, in the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. David M. Burton will officiate. Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Tony's close friends and associates. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Tony's memory to Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, 104 Cypress St., Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2002, and at other hours at the residence of his parents, Lee R. and Velma P. Boyd, 219 Maple Drive, Bristol, Tenn. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 3, 2002

BOYD, ANTHONY KEITH "TONY" DUNEDIN, Fla. – Committal services for Anthony Keith "Tony" Boyd will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Tony’s close friends and associates. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Tony’s memory to Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, 104 Cypress St., Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Boyd, 44, died unexpectedly at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 5, 2002

BROWN, VOLA MAE Vola Mae Brown, 91, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol, Tenn., and was a daughter of the late Roy Brown and Mary Ellen Perry Brown. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Emmett D. Brown. She worked for American Thread Co. and retired from Terry's Snack Foods. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Edith B. Campbell and Mary L. Brown, both of Bristol, Tenn.; a nephew, Jerry A. Brown of Abingdon; and very special friends, Doris Smith, Karen Felty and Sharon Quales. The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday in Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Stephen L. Playl officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be sent to Woodlawn Baptist Church, 1400 Southside Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Miss Brown. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 30, 2002

BROWNING, HELEN ETHEL Helen Ethel Browning, 88, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Bristol Nursing Home. She was born May 8, 1913, the daughter of the late Milton and Nora Booher Hayden. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was formerly employed by Westbury Fashions. She was a homemaker, a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church and a member of various senior citizen groups at the Slater Center. Survivors include: daughters, Stella Johnson of Bristol, Tenn., Marilyn Barr and husband, Bob, of Bristol, Va., and Marie Sanders and husband, Burdette, of Bristol, Tenn.; son, Randall Browning of Bristol, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Browning of Chehlis, Wash.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Ray Browning; a daughter, Edith Raylene Methvin; a son, Eugene Browning; and three grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Barr officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home or other times at the home of Marilyn Barr, 4234 Reedy Creek Road, Bristol, Va., or at the home of Stella Johnson, 236 Paramount Drive, Bristol, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 3, 2002

BROWNING HELEN ETHEL Funeral services for Helen Ethel Browning will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Barr officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Howard Watson, Dallas Hayden, Steven Singer, Roy Haworth, Dean Haworth and Gary Howell. Mrs. Browning, 88, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Bristol Nursing Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 5, 2002

CHATFIELD, GEORGE W. BLOUNTVILLE -- George W. Chatfield, 88, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, as a result of an automobile accident on Highway 394 and Wood Circle. George was a lifetime member of the Chapter and a member of Royal Arch Masons for 66 years. He was a past member of Sullivan County Rescue Squad. He was a member of Blountville Presbyterian Church. His wife, Ruth Chatfield, preceded George in death. He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Moore; a granddaughter, Patricia Chavous; two grandsons, Timothy and Thomas Moore; nine great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Blountville Funeral Home with a funeral service at 4 p.m. in Blountville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend John Everett officiating. This will also be a memorial service for his wife, Ruth Chatfield. Burial will be in Hoosick Falls, NY Blountville Funeral Home is serving the Chatfield family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 9, 2002

COLLINS, J. C. MARION, NC -- Mr. J.C. Collins, 94, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Mission St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville, NC He was born Feb. 22, 1908, in Blountville, a son of the late Fuller Hale Collins and Catherine Texona Malone Collins. He was preceded in death by spouses, Mae McCurry Collins and Ola Mae Robinson Collins; and a son, Bobby Dean Collins. Mr. Collins was a member of Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church and an employee of American Thread Co., retiring after 43 years of service. Survivors: brother, W.T. Collins, Blountville; sister, Novella Miller, Blountville; three granddaughters, Cindy Collins Smathers, Arden, NC, Phyllis Williams, Icard, NC, and Teresa Ward, Icard; four great-grandchildren; six stepchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; 16 step-great-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-great-grandson. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, at Westmoreland Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2002, at Westmoreland Chapel with Reverend Milton Hollifield officiating. Burial will be in the McDowell Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church c/o Margaret Fox, PO Box 926, Marion, NC 28752. Westmoreland Funeral Home of Marion is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 12, 2002

COWDEN, OLEAN Miss Olean Cowden, 81, of 219 Island Road, Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord, March 2, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Miss Cowden was a native of Rye Cove, Va., but had lived in the Bristol area for the past 68 years. She was the daughter of the late Ray H. Cowden and Agnes (Franklin) Dishner. She was a delight to all of her family and friends and was lovingly cared for by her sister, Lucille Necessary, and niece, Jerry Ivey. She was known as Auntie to all of her family. She was a member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church and had attended Three Springs Union Church. Survivors include one sister, Lucille Cowden Necessary of Bristol, Va.; one brother, James Ray Cowden of Alexandria, Va.; one special niece and family, Jerry and William Ivey of Bristol, Va.; a special care giver, Carolyn Grubb; and all of her Home Bound Church friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2002, in Chapel of Memories at Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum with Rev. Clarence Dishman and Mr. Don Van Dyke. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Miss Cowden. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 3, 2002

COWDEN, OLEAN, Funeral service for Miss Olean Cowden will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2002, in Chapel of Memories at Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum with Rev. Clarence Dishman and Mr. Don Van Dyke. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Miss Cowden, 81, of 219 Island Road, Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord March 2, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Miss Cowden. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2002

COX, EZRA B. Jr. Ezra B. Cox Jr., 86, of 105 Pinecrest Lane, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, March 10, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1915, at Alley Valley, Scott County, Va., the son of the late Maude Alley and Ezra B. Cox Sr. He had lived in Bristol since 1930. E.B., as he was generally known, was educated at Virginia High School and Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and received a bachelor of science degree in business from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He was a Bristol businessman and the founder, owner and operator of the Cox Company Wholesale Grocers and of Serv-all Institutional Foods. He was co-owner of Cox-Rich Wholesale Company in Johnson City, Tenn. Mr. Cox was also an officer of the Virginia Wholesale Grocery Exchange for over 30 years. He was a director of Dominion National Bank for several years. He was an active member of Central Presbyterian Church where he served for many years as deacon and elder. He was a former member of the Civitan Club. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Ann (Wheeler) Cox; a daughter, Candace Ann Cox Ellis and her husband Michael D. Ellis; and three grandsons, John Michael, Mark Gregory and Todd Austin Ellis. Other survivors include three sisters, Mary Cox Pippin and Ruth Cox Keller of Bristol and Willie Cox Rich of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Central Presbyterian Church with his nephew Dr. John F. Keller and Dr. David Wadsworth officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2002, the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be deacons and elders of Central Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 301 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 2420l, or to a charity of your choice. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Cox. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

COX, EZRA B. Graveside services for Ezra B. Cox Jr. will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be deacons and elders of Central Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 301 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 2420l, or to a charity of your choice. Mr. Cox, 86, of 105 Pinecrest Lane, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, March 10, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Cox. Mr. Cox, 86, of 105 Pinecrest Lane, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, March 10, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Cox. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

CROSS, E. M. Jr. PINEY FLATS -- E.M. Cross Jr., 84, of 880 Summer Sound Road died Friday, March 29, 2002, at Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville. He was born in Kingsport, a son of the late Eugene M. and Mamie Modern Cross, and was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee Cross. He was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was a retired building contractor. He served as Sullivan County highway commissioner from 1958 until 1962. A lifelong veteran of the Sullivan County area, he was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a Mason for more than 50 years and a member of Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge 444. He was also a member and former Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star in Bluff City and was active in the Jericho Shrine Temple. He was a member of the Buffalo Ruritan and Enterprise Untied Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Fleta French and her husband, Ray, of Piney Flats; a son, Chris Cross and his wife, Linda, of Forest City, NC; a brother, Robert M. Cross of Kingsport; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Monday, April 1, 2002, at the graveside in Shelby Hills Cemetery with Rev. Dan Theiben officiating. A Masonic Memorial service will be conducted at the graveside by Zollicoffer Lodge. The family will receive friends any time at Mr. Cross's home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Enterprise United Methodist Church, c/o May and Max Coats, 1419 Enterprise Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Arrangements especially for Mr. Cross have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 30, 2002

CROSS, E. M. Jr. PINEY FLATS -- The funeral service for E.M. Cross Jr. will be conducted at 11 o'clock Monday, April 1, 2002, at the graveside in Shelby Hills Cemetery with Rev. Dan Theiben officiating. A Masonic Memorial service will be conducted at the graveside by Zollicoffer Lodge. The family will receive friends any time at Mr. Cross's home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Enterprise United Methodist Church, c/o May and Max Coats, 1419 Enterprise Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Mr. Cross , 84, of 880 Summer Sound Road died Friday, March 29, 2002, at Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville. Arrangements especially for Mr. Cross have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 31, 2002

DAVIS, WALTON LINLEY Walton Linley Davis, 85, of 1096 Vance Tank Road, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 10, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Coeburn, he had lived in the Bristol area since 1952. He was the son of the late Peter and Ida Beverly Davis. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II and a member of the Vance Bible Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah Manilla Davis; and a brother, Ralph Davis. Survivors include: wife, Bernice Davis; three sons, Linley D. Davis, Roanoke, Michael N. Davis, Bristol, Tenn., and David A. Davis, Bristol, Tenn.; daughter, Elaine D. Wright, Bristol, Tenn.; stepson, James C. Adkins, Fredricksburg, Va.; stepdaughter, Nancy Hale, Wise; brother, Chester L. Davis, Blountville; six grandchildren, Brandon M. Davis, Bristol, Tenn., Benjamin D. Davis, Bristol, Tenn., Jessica D. Settles, High Point, NC, Shelley E. Davis, Bristol, Tenn., Holly S. Davis, Bristol, Tenn., and Heather M. Davis, Roanoke; two great-grandchildren, Dustin Davis and Daniel Davis, both of Bristol, Tenn.; four step-grandchildren, Pamela Hale, New Jersey, Kenneth Hale, Wise, Gracy Erdmin, Fredricksburg, Va., and Amy Kile, Fredricksburg; three step-great-grandchildren, Jennifer Adkins, Fredricksburg, Brandon Hale and Leanna Hale, both of Wise; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Wanda Hoover, Bristol, Tenn.; and friends from Bristol Nursing Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Bradley Terry Davis officiating. The committal will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brandon Davis, Ben Davis, Greg Davis, Brian Davis, Ben Settles and Jeff Witcher. A special thanks to the medical staff of 4 West of Bristol Regional Medical Center for their care. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 12, 2002

DENTON, GEORGIA MARIE BERRY BLOUNTVILLE -- Funeral services for Georgia Marie Berry Denton will be at 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 MAR. 1, 2002

DONALD, HOPE FINNEY Hope Finney Donald, 79, of 1904 Lawrence Ave., Bristol, Va., died Sunday, March 17, 2002, in the Wellmont Hospice House. Born to James Roy and Willie Ann Finney, she moved to Bristol in November of 2001. She was of the Catholic faith. Ms. Donald had lived in Hong Kong, where she worked in the mission field. She was captured by the Chinese Communist Party and held captive for 10 months before her release. Ms. Donald was preceded in death by her father, James Roy Finney; and her husband, Peter Donald. Her mother, Willie Ann Felty Finney; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Betty Finney of Chattanooga, Tenn., Chuck and Judy Finney of Charlotte, NC, Jerry and Ellen Finney of Richmond and Roy and Lynn Finney of Bristol, Va., survive her. Her sister, Patty Wilson of Bristol, Va., also survives, along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to The American Cancer Society, 18129 Northfork River Road, Abingdon, VA 24210, or to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Donald family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 18, 2002

EANES, MARY B. BLOUNTVILLE -- Mary B. Eanes, 85, went peacefully to be with the Lord Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Indian Path Medical Center after a period of declining health. Mary was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County, born June 6, 1916, a daughter of the late Jacob T. and Mary Martha (Jones) Barger. She was retired from the Sullivan County Food Services as supervisor of the Blountville Middle School Cafeteria after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Blountville United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, her husband, Sam Eanes, who passed away Sept. 17, 1965, preceded her in death. Mary is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Park Grant of Blountville, Susanne and Buddy Williams of Kingsport and Martha and Larry Elam of Blountville; a son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Margaret Eanes of Blountville; grandchildren, Melissa Grant Wilmoth and husband Steve of Kingsport, Alicia Grant of Blountville, Kimberly Eanes Bellamy and her husband Dave of Blountville, Spc. 4 Brandon Eanes with the U.S. Army, Honolulu, Hawaii, Michael Elam of Knoxville and Mary Beth Elam of Johnson City; great-grandchildren, Morgan Wilmoth and Grant Wilmoth and an unborn great-grandson; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert Eanes and wife Kittie, Ruth Warrick and Viola Barger; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the East Lawn Funeral Home and any time at the home of the children. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. following the visitation in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with John Banks and Reverend John Anderson officiating. Family and friends will meet for a graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Immanuel Cemetery, Central Heights Road, Blountville. Pallbearers will be John Eanes, John Ross, Bob Jones, Doctor Allen Jones, Jimmy Stidham, Ron Baker, Lawrence Garland and Tony Blackburn. Honorary pallbearers will be John Banks, Phil White, JC Akard, Obie Carrier, Fred Harr, David Kinkead, E.B. Henry, Clarence Blackburn and Gary Wininger. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Blountville United Methodist Church for the Building Fund, PO Box 686, Blountville, Tenn., or the Immanuel Lutheran Church for the Cemetery Fund, 191 Central Height Road, Blountville, Tenn. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Eanes family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 18, 2002

EANES, MARY BARGER BLOUNTVILLE --Family and friends of Mary Barger Eanes will meet for a graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Immanuel Cemetery, Central Heights Road, Blountville. Pallbearers will be John Eanes, John Ross, Bob Jones, Doctor Allen Jones, Jimmy Stidham, Ron Baker, Lawrence Garland and Tony Blackburn. Honorary pallbearers will be John Banks, Phil White, JC Akard, Obie Carrier, Fred Harr, David Kinkead, E.B. Henry, Clarence Blackburn and Gary Wininger. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Blountville United Methodist Church for the Building Fund, PO Box 686, Blountville, Tenn., or the Immanuel Lutheran Church for the Cemetery Fund, 191 Central Height Road, Blountville, Tenn. Mrs. Eanes, 85, went peacefully to be with the Lord Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Indian Path Medical Center after a period of declining health. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Eanes family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 19, 2002

EASLEY, ROBERT FRANKLIN TUCSON, Ariz. -- Robert Franklin Easley died March 4, 2002. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Virginia V. Easley; sons, James L. Easley and Daniel E. Easley, both of Tucson; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one nephew. Born in Bristol, Tenn., Robert worked for the railroad and owned his own business. In 1955, Robert and family moved to Tucson and he owned his own business and later worked for Hughes Aircraft Co. Funeral services will be held Thursday in Tucson. South Lawn Mortuary of Tucson is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 6, 2002

EURY, THOMAS L. Thomas L. "Uncle Bubba" Eury, 79, of 160 Springdale Road, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with his Lord Saturday, March 23, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Salisbury, NC, he was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was the son of the late Leonard F. Eury and Lillian M. Eury. He was a retired employee with Economy Beauty Supply Company with 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Eury; and a sister, Laura L. Laws. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: five daughters, Lorraine Delapp, Bristol, Va., Virginia Valdespino, Mountain View, Calif., Deborah E. Eury, Franklin Park, NJ, and Anna M. Eury and Juanita L. Watkins, both of the home; three sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas A. and Camilla Eury, Winchester, Va., Jonathan T. Eury, Avon Park, Fla., and Jeffrey B. Eury, Louisville, Ky.; sister, Bernice Cole, Pasadena, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, including grandson, Sherman M. Eury of Bristol, Tenn., and granddaughter, Angela R. Watkins; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. W. A. Johnson and Rev. Donald J. Daniels officiating. The committal and entombment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Mountain View Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Weaver Funeral Home or any time at the home, 160 Springdale Road, Bristol, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 26, 2002

FEATHERS, IDA VIRGINIA Ida Virginia Feathers, 75, born Dec. 5, 1926, went peacefully to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 9, 2002, at the home of her sister, Annabelle Collins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Nellie Feathers; a sister, Marie Feathers; brothers, Carl, Charles, James and Clarence Feathers. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Helen) Pendergrass, Mrs. John (Annabelle) Collins, Mrs. Robert (Margarita) Collins and Mrs. Fred (Christine) Pope; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. Wayne Feathers and wife, Carol; Mr. Allen Feathers and wife, Linda; Illo Feathers and Lucille Feathers. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home with Pastors Wallace Amos and Randall Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in High Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Collins, Tim Feathers, Ralph Ford, Paul Collins, Frank Rutherford and Doyle Rutherford. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 10, 2002

FEATHERS, IDA VIRGINIA Funeral services for Ida Virginia Feathers will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home with Pastors Wallace Amos and Randall Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in High Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Collins, Tim Feathers, Ralph Ford, Paul Collins, Frank Rutherford and Doyle Rutherford. Miss Feathers, 75, born Dec. 5, 1926, went peacefully to be with the Lord Saturday, March 9, 2002, at the home of her sister, Annabelle Collins. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 12, 2002

FEATHERS, LUCILLE E. Lucille E. Feathers, 79, born Jan. 21, 1923, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Cambridge House. She was of the Baptist faith and she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. Feathers; a son, Tommy Gene Feathers; mother and father, Obie and Fannie Collins; two sisters, Martha Mullins and Donnie Collins; and two brothers, John B. Collins and James O. "Sam" Collins. Survivors include her son and daughters-in-law, Ronnie Lee Feathers and Teresa G. Feathers and Mrs. Tom (Janet) Feathers; brother Robert Collins; sisters-in-law Margarita Collins, Annabelle Collins and Eula Collins; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Alonzo Collins and Pastor Wallace Amos officiating. The committal will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lynn Feathers, Michael Feathers, Sean Feathers, Jon Feathers, Jeff Feathers and Eric Wilson. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to help with burial expense. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 24, 2002

FEATHERS, LUCILLE E. The committal for Lucille E. Feathers will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to help with burial expense. Mrs. Feathers, 79, born Jan. 21, 1923, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Cambridge House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 25, 2002

FELTNER, ROBIN DWAYNE Jr. Robin Dwayne Feltner Jr., infant son of Charlotte Hodge and Robin Feltner, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Johnny and Virginia Morris, Jackson and Siller Feltner and George Hodge. Other survivors include maternal grandparents, Betty and Dallas Hodge; paternal grandmother, Loretta Boone; maternal great-grandmother, Myra Hodge; one aunt; and two uncles. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2002, in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Benny Bowman officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 29, 2002

FOULK, CARL E. Carl E. Foulk, 78, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at home. He was born in Bristol, Va., a son of the late Hicks Foulk and Mary Hicks Foulk. Mr. Foulk was a member of Kazim Masonic Temple, the American Legion and DAV Hacklewood Post. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in Anzio Beach, Italy, Sicily and Northern Africa. He was a member of Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he was serving as elder and had served as a superintendent of Sunday school and a deacon. He was the owner and proprietor of Bristol Auto Sales for more than 50 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred W. Foulk; and a son-in-law, William E. "Bill" Scheuer III. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Colleen Frazier Foulk of Bristol, Tenn.; three daughters, Gloria Oster and her husband, Ken, Janet Shannon and her husband, Bill, and Leigh Scheuer of Bristol, Tenn.; a brother, Don R. Foulk of Cincinnati; three sisters, Katherine Sheffey of Kingsport, Dorothy Hills of Richmond and Linda Sparks of Bluff City; two grandchildren, Stephanie Leigh Scheuer and William Edward Scheuer IV, both of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Foulk is also survived by a special friend, Dr. Michael Rowell. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dave Whitesides officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 until 3:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the church. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Pallbearers will be Steve Foulk, Ken Oster, Bill Shannon, Robin Foulk, Mark Hills and Eddie Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be the Session of Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church, Mr. Bill Scheuer Sr. and Dr. William M. Clark. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1100 Windsor Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Mr. Foulk have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, Tenn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 22, 2002

FOULK, CARL E. The funeral service for Carl E. Foulk will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dave Whitesides officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 until 3:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the church. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Pallbearers will be Steve Foulk, Ken Oster, Bill Shannon, Robin Foulk, Mark Hills and Eddie Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be the Session of Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church, Mr. Bill Scheuer Sr. and Dr. William M. Clark. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1100 Windsor Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Foulk, 78, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at home. Arrangements especially for Mr. Foulk have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, Tenn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 24, 2002

FRANCIS, ROBERT E. LEE BLUFF CITY -- Robert E. Lee Francis, 81, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Ft. Sanders Medical Center in Knoxville. A son of the late Quincy Francis and Mary Ann Powers Francis, he was born in Green Cove, Va. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired member of Teamsters Local 549. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bluff City. Mr. Francis was a former employee of Roy B. Moore Trucking Co. He was preceded in death by brothers Thomas Everett Francis and Frank Allen Francis; and also a sister, Ella Clark. Survivors include his wife, Etta Francis of Bluff City; a daughter, Annette Francis Harkleroad and her husband, Allen K. Harkleroad, of Bluff City; a son, Donnie Lee Francis and his wife, Carol Francis, of Morristown, Tenn.; three sisters, Edna Bowers of Bluff City, Edith Frye of New Market, Va., and Gladys Snow of Blountville; two brothers, Howard Francis of Bluff City and Paul Francis of Bristol, Tenn.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind a special friend, Pat Nelson. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Thursday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Alan Moor and Rev. Scott Watson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home or at any time at the home of the daughter, Annette F. Harkleroad. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11 o'clock Friday morning at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Aldridge, Charles Peltier, Michael Bowers, David Lynn Francis, Nate Monteith and Eddie Canter. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Fleenor, Laks Venkataraman, Raj Venkataraman, Jerry Kinkead, Howard Cross, Kenny Miller and Harry Aldridge. Arrangements especially for Mr. Francis have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 28, 2002

FRANCIS, ROBERT E. LEE BLUFF CITY -- The committal service and interment for Robert E. Lee Francis will be conducted at 11 o'clock Friday morning at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Aldridge, Charles Peltier, Michael Bowers, David Lynn Francis, Nate Monteith and Eddie Canter. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Fleenor, Laks Venkataraman, Raj Venkataraman, Jerry Kinkead, Howard Cross, Kenny Miller and Harry Aldridge. Mr. Francis, 81, died Wednesay, March 27, 2002, at Ft. Sanders Medical Center in Knoxville. Arrangements especially for Mr. Francis have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 29, 2002

FRITTS, LACY WAYNE Lacy Wayne Fritts, 84, of 1252 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at his residence. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, he was the son of the late William and Flossie Fritts. He was a retired employee from Raytheon Corporation and of the Presbyterian faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Susan Christian Fritts, and a daughter, Sandra Booher. Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Billy W. and Pauline Fritts, Bristol, Tenn., Jim and Faye Fritts, Bluff City, and Jerry and Theresa Fritts, Bristol, Va.; sister, Helen Morris, Bristol, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, in the Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Fritts officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be J.T. Smith, Earl Smith, Jimmy Hobbs and grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Weaver Funeral Home or friends may call any time at the residence, 1252 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, Tenn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 25, 2002

FRITTS, LACY WAYNE Graveside services for Lacy Wayne Fritts will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, in the Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Fritts officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be J.T. Smith, Earl Smith, Jimmy Hobbs and grandsons. Mr. Fritts, 84, of 1252 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at his residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 26, 2002

GERHARDT, RUTH ANN KINGSPORT -- On Saturday, March 2, 2002, after a lengthy period of failing health, while recuperating at Church Hill Health Care and Rehab Center, God called Ruth Ann Gerhardt home to join her loved ones who had gone on before her. Born Dec. 2, 1916, in the Indian Springs Community of Sullivan County, Mrs. Gerhardt lived on Park Street in Highland Park during her youth. Mrs. Gerhardt graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, the U.S. Army WAC Medical Corps, Medical Nursing Training and attended Arizona State University and Wayne State University. She married her first husband, Perry Bailey (deceased in 1934) and had one son, Dick Bailey. Mrs. Gerhardt worked at Tennessee Eastman Co. for nine years. She served in the U.S. Army Medical Nurses for two years, serving in the Pacific Theater where she received decorations of the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Mrs. Gerhardt spent a short time in Tempe and Phoenix, Ariz., furthering her education at Arizona State University before moving to Detroit, where she met and married her second husband , Chuck Gerhardt, now deceased. She worked in drug research at Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals for 10 years, furthering her education at Wayne State University and later worked in medical research at Henry Ford Hospital for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1980. Mrs. Gerhardt was active in the Sullivan County Democratic Party and was past historian and secretary of the local chapter in Blountville. She continued to work with voter registration and assisted with health services for the American Red Cross until her recent illness. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Perry Scott Bailey; her second husband, Charles (Chuck) Henry Gerhardt Jr.; her parents, Thomas and Sallie Culbertson Dillow; her brother, Ernest Bailey Dillow; her sister, Katherine (Kay) Amerine Mayes; and a niece, Margie Kilday Guido. Mrs. Gerhardt is survived by her son, Richard D. (Dick) Bailey and wife, Edna Corder Bailey. Other survivors include three grandchildren, Sharon Renee Petrew of Johnson City, Richard Alan Bailey of Atlanta and Terri Ruth Bailey of Kingsport; five great-grandchildren, Brandon Lee Milhorn of Falls Church, Courtney Nicole Hutton of Bristol, Tenn., Stephen Miles Bailey and Justin Todd Bailey of Sykesville, Md., and Daniel Jeremiah Bailey of Kingsport; two great-great-grandchildren, Bailey Hutton of Bristol, Tenn., and Andrew Connor Milhorn of Falls Church; and two nephews, Jim Kilday of Lakeland, Fla., and Tommy Dillow of Kingsport. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Hamilton (Ham) Fuller IV, rector, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bristol, Va., officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in East Lawn Memorial Park with military rites conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3. The American Legion Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers. Grandchildren and friends will serve as honorary pallbearers. For those who wish, donations may be made in lieu of flowers, in Mrs. Gerhardt's honor to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 700 Cumberland St., Bristol, VA 24201 or the American Red Cross, 505 S. Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 3, 2002

GIBSON, LOUISE HELMS BLUFF CITY -- Louise Helms Gibson, 102, of 236 Maplehurst Lane died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at home. She was born in Pulaski, Va., a daughter of the late G. Frank and Corinne Pendleton Helms, and moved to Bluff City in 1971. She was a graduate of Sullins College, the widow of Claude L. Gibson and a member of Central Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Gibson was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Survivors include her daughter, Daphne G. McCord and her husband, Dr. James L. McCord Jr., of Bluff City; a granddaughter, Corinne McKinney of Seattle; two grandsons, James Mark McCord of Bluff City and Benjamin Thomas McCord of Bristol, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Kristen Gray, Savannah McCord and Collin McCord ; a great-great-granddaughter, Jordan; a sister, Dorothy Helms Stone of Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard B. Helms of Sarasota, Fla. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Central Presbyterian Church with Dr. David Wadsworth officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:15 Saturday at the church. A private committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Adult Respite Care at Central Presbyterian Church, 301 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements for Mrs. Gibson have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 9, 2002

GLOVER, HASKEL LEE BLUFF CITY -- Haskel Lee Glover, 86, of 1649 Ryder Church Road died March 30, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born April 27, 1915, the son of the late Landon and Lula Carrier Glover. He had spent most of his life in the Bristol area and was a retired truck driver for Time-DC. He was a member of Mount Holston Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Johnnie C. Glover; sons Haskel Wayne Glover of Bluff City, Bobby Glover of Bristol, Tenn., and Haskel William Glover of Bristol, Tenn.; daughters Barbara Johnson of Trinity, Texas, Edna Ruth Schurtz of Franklin, Tenn., and Penny Greer of Franklin; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Libby Glover. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia Jean Glover; and a son, Larry Allen Glover. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. D. Neely officiating. Committal services will be held Monday at noon at Crumley Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the funeral service Sunday. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 31, 2002

GODSEY, THELMA TURNER KINGSPORT -- Thelma Turner Godsey died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Bristol Hospice House in Bristol following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Dante, Va., and was a daughter of the late Samuel J. and Lola Culbertson Turner. Her church membership was at Cedar View Independent Methodist Church. She was retired from Montgomery Ward and was a very active volunteer with the Red Cross and Holston Valley Hospital for many years. Mrs. Thelma Godsey was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed by her family and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James W. (Bill) Godsey; and a sister, who died during her childhood, Edith Turner. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Godsey and Carol McConnell and husband, James, all of Kingsport; two sons, Samuel Domby and wife, Sally, of Wilson, NC, and Lynn Domby and wife, Glenda, of Kingsport; nine grandchildren, Diana Domby Howell, Sam Domby Jr., Michael Domby, Tiffany Guy Markham, Chad Domby, Christopher Domby, Lynn Domby Jr., Kevin Domby and Justin McConnell; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marjorie Turner Breeden and husband, James, of Florence SC. At the request of Mrs. Thelma Godsey, there will be graveside services only conducted at Oak Hill Cemetery Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ron Cassidy officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37621. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Godsey family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 6, 2002

GREEN, JAMES DAVID PINEY FLATS -- James David Green, 53, of 2501 DeVault Bridge Road passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, in Okeechobee, Fla. Dave was born in Kingsport, June 2, 1948, retired in 2000 from the Tennessee Eastman Company, a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Army. He attended church services at the Fejian Park in Okeechobee. His father preceded him in death. Dave is survived by his wife, Greta Sams Green of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Sabra Green Sexton and husband, Kenny, of Piney Flats; and father-in-law, Paul Sams and wife, Peggy, of Bristol. Additional survivors include his mother; brother; sister; and several nephews. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Hendricks of Richmond, Ky./Okeechobee, officiating. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Garden of Love in East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jerry Ward, Don Robinette, Roger Beverly, Jerry Lively, Kenneth Sexton and Louis Meade. Honorary pallbearers will be all of the residence of Fejian Park in Okeechobee. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Green family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 1, 2002

GREEN, JAMES DAVID PINEY FLATS -- Graveside service for James David "Dave" Green will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Garden of Love in East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jerry Ward, Don Robinette, Roger Beverly, Jerry Lively, Kenneth Sexton and Louis Meade. Honorary pallbearers will be all of the residents of Fejian Park in Okeechobee, Fla. Mr. Green, 53, of 2501 DeVault Bridge Road passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, in Okeechobee. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Green family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 2, 2002

GREER, ROY HERMAN Roy Herman Greer, 84, of 313 Emmett Way, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, March 19, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, born April 22, 1917, a son of the late John L. and Ethel Taylor Greer. Mr. Greer was a retired crane operator for Cortrim Hardwood Parts Co., an avid gardener and a member of First Church of God. Mr. Greer was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Watson Greer. He is survived by his children, Phyllis Snead and husband, Roy P. Snead, Barbara Greer, Robert Earl Greer and Johnny Dallas Greer and his wife, Diane Price Greer; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 21, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Elmer Lester officiating. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 21, 2002

GREER, ROY HERMAN Burial for Roy Herman Greer will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Greer, 84, of 313 Emmett Way, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, March 19, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 22, 2002

GRIFFIN, MARTHA A. KNOXVILLE -- Martha A. Griffin, 93, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home in Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Rev. Arthur B. Griffin; also preceded in death by parents, James A. and Minnie Stone Riley. She was a member of West Lonsdale Baptist Church and the Caring Sunday School Class. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Dot Griffin; sister, Kathleen Lipford; brother, Paul P. Riley; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Bruce Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Akard Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn., preceding graveside service at noon at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to West Lonsdale Baptist Church, 2720 Dayton St., Knoxville, TN 37921. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, 1421 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 7, 2002

GRIFFIN, MARTHA A. KNOXVILLE -- Martha A. Griffin, 93, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home in Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Rev. Arthur B. Griffin; her parents, James A. and Minnie Stone Riley. She was a member of West Lonsdale Baptist Church and the Caring Sunday School Class. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Dot Griffin; sister, Kathleen Lipford; brother, Paul P. Riley; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Bruce Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Akard Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn., preceding graveside service at noon at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to West Lonsdale Baptist Church, 2720 Dayton St., Knoxville, TN 37921. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel, 1421 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 8, 2002

GROGAN, JAMES B. Funeral services for James B. Grogan will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Forest Hills Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Walter Statzer and Rev. Dennis Dickson officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Bolick, Dr. Bennett Cowan and Dr. Sue Prill. Mr. Grogan, 71, of 113 Spurgeon Lane, Bristol, Va., died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 16, 2002

HAMILTON, THOMAS "WAYNE" PINEY FLATS – Thomas "Wayne" Hamilton, 72, of 131 Henson Ave. died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Hamilton was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He was a son of the late James and Margaret (Ramsey) Hamilton. He had been retired from the Post Office since 1973, and was a life member of MM Martin Masonic Lodge 547. Mr. Hamilton was a member of Poplar Ridge Christian Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hamilton was preceded in death by his only brother, James Leonard Hamilton. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Persinger Hamilton; three children, Patricia Cross, Jim Hamilton and Linda Senter, all of Piney Flats; and eight grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday from Morris Baker North Chapel. Mr. Roland Whittemore will officiate. Family and friends will meet at Monte Vista Burial Park at 1 p.m. Sunday for committal services. Neighbors and the men of Poplar Ridge Christian Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home between 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Arrangements by Morris-Baker, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 16, 2002

HARMON, MARION HENRY Marion Henry Harmon, 82, of 422 Barker Lane, Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 2, 2002, in Cambridge House, Bristol, Tenn. He was born in Washington County, Va., a son of the late Jasper and Maggie Cadle Harmon. He had lived in Filbert, W.Va., for many years working as a coal miner until he moved back to Bristol in 1963. He was also a former employee of Old Dominion Plywood in Bristol, Va., and a was member of the UMWA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, World War II, a member of McDowell Masonic Lodge No. 112 of Welch, W.Va., and was a member of Kettle Foot Rod and Gun Club of Bristol, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Marie Tester Harmon. Mr. Harmon was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He is survived by one sister, Betty Harmon Phillips of Bristol, Va.; two brothers, Jasper E. Harmon and Frank D. Harmon, both of Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amy S. Yeary officiating. Burial will follow in High Point Cemetery. Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 will conduct military graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at Blevins Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Joey Harmon, Steven Cox, David Harless, Mark Smithson, Kevin Tester, John Scott Tester, Scott Clark and Michael Daugherty. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Kettle Foot Rod and Gun Club, Carmon Powers, Charlie Powers, Ricky Powers, Bob Phillips, Jack Phillips, Harvey Hash, Lynn Harmon and Thomas Dawson. Arrangements especially for Mr. Harmon have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 3, 2002

HARMON, MARION HENRY The funeral service for Marion Henry Harmon will be conducted at 2 o’clock p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amy S. Yeary officiating. Burial will follow in High Point Cemetery. Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 will conduct military graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at Blevins Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Joey Harmon, Steven Cox, David Harless, Mark Smithson, Kevin Tester, John Scott Tester, Scott Clark and Michael Daugherty. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Kettle Foot Rod and Gun Club, Carmon Powers, Charlie Powers, Ricky Powers, Bob Phillips, Jack Phillips, Harvey Hash, Lynn Harmon and Thomas Dawson. Mr. Harmon, 82, of 422 Barker Lane, Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 2, 2002, in Cambridge House, Bristol, Tenn. Arrangements especially for Mr. Harmon have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2002

HASSINGER, WILLIAM E. William E. Hassinger, 96, OF 1732 Holston Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 14, 1905, in Forest County, Pa., a son of the late Luther and Letitsha Houghton Hassinger. His family moved to Konnarock, Va., where he grew up and loved to work in the woods with his father. The family moved to Bristol in 1929. Mr. Hassinger was a graduate of Emory & Henry College and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was an owner and president of the Hassinger Organization, which included Bristol Builders Supply Co. and Central Warehouse. He was a member of Edgemont Presbyterian Church, where he was chairman of the Board of Deacons for many years. He was a member of Bristol Host Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Murray Hassinger. Mr. Hassinger is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane Hassinger of Bristol, Tenn.; a son, William E. Hassinger Jr. of Greensboro, NC; a brother, Martin Hassinger of Bristol, Va.; two nieces, Carolina Hassinger Lindsey of Chapel Hill, NC, and Ann Hassinger Smith of Raleigh; six great-nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Martha Murray Burson Stephenson of Jonesborough, Tenn.; a dear friend, Jerry Stone of Bristol, Tenn.; and many caring and concerned caregivers. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at Edgemont Presbyterian Church with Rev. Larry Stallard officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends for an hour before the funeral service Saturday in the fellowship hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Edgemont Presbyterian Church, 1013 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN 37620 or to Wellmont Foundation, PO Box 1069, Kingsport, TN 37660. Arrangements especially for Mr. Hassinger have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

HASSINGER, WILLIAM E. The funeral service for William E. Hassinger will be conducted at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at Edgemont Presbyterian Church with Rev. Larry Stallard officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends for an hour before the funeral service Saturday in the fellowship hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Edgemont Presbyterian Church, 1013 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN 37620 or to Wellmont Foundation, PO Box 1069, Kingsport, TN 37660. Mr. Hassinger, 96, of 1732 Holston Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mr. Hassinger have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 14, 2002

HENDRICKSON, MARK DOUGLAS Mark Douglas Hendrickson, 56, of Edgemont Towers, passed away Monday, March 4, 2002, after a period of declining health. Doug was born Sept. 15, 1945, in Bristol, Tenn., a son of the late John A. and Georgia Goodwin Hendrickson. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving with the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the VFW in Bristol, He attended the Methodist church and was an avid reader, golfer and fisherman. He was a kind and loving brother. Doug is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Toni and Lonnie Smith of Kingsport; a brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Laurleen Hendrickson of Kingsport; two nieces, Jill Cunningham and Pamela Broadwell of Raleigh, NC; and a nephew, Kelly E. Smith of Raleigh. Graveside service with full military honors conducted by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 will be 2 p.m. Friday at Glenwood Cemetery with the VFW chaplain officiating. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Salvation Army in Johnson City or Bristol. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the Hendrickson family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 7, 2002

HENDRICKSON, MARK DOUGLAS Graveside services for Mark Douglas Hendrickson with full military honors conducted by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Glenwood Cemetery with the VFW chaplain officiating. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Salvation Army in Johnson City or Bristol. Mr. Hendrickson, 56, of Edgemont Towers, passed away Monday, March 4, 2002, after a period of declining health. Blountville Funeral Home is serving the Hendrickson family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 8, 2002

HICKS, CHARMIE Charmie Hicks, 90, of 25 13th St., Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, March 8, 2002, in National Health Care Center, Bristol, Va. Mrs. Hicks was a native and lifelong resident of the Bristol area. She was a dear and loving mother and was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Hicks, and a daughter, Nancy McNew. She was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. Survivors include five daughters, Clara Sharrett, Joyce Harmon, Willie Hicks, Carolyn Hicks and Mina Sanderson, all of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Howard Hicks of Bristol, Va.; and three sisters, Hazel Harr and Allie Lark, both of Blountville, and Chris Powers of Bristol, Tenn. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2002, from Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Price officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Blountville. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home or any other time at the home of her son, Howard Hicks, 5131 Wilson Circle, Bristol, Va. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hicks. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 10, 2002

HICKS, CHARMIE Graveside services for Charmie Hicks will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Blountville. Mrs. Hicks, 90, of 25 13th St., Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, March 8, 2002, in National Health Care Center, Bristol, Va. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Charmie Hicks. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 12, 2002

HINTON, BEN Ben Hinton, 55, of 624 Rose St., Bristol, Tenn., died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hinton was a former programmer for Chase Manhattan Bank in Houston with 15 years of service. He was an employee of Boise Cascade and the proprietor of Rose Hill Bed and Breakfast. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include two brothers, Ed Hinton of Virginia Beach and Jeff Hinton, M. D., of Johnson City; two nieces; three nephews; and three great-nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Information courtesy of Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

HINTON, BEN. The funeral service for Ben Hinton will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Johnson's Funeral Home, Georgetown, Ky. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2002, at the Johnson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Holly Help Memorial Fund, c/o Ferguson Animal Hospital 730 Southside Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. A register book will be available at Akard Funeral Home for those who wish to sign the memorial book. Information courtesy of Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 14, 2002

HOBBS, MINNIE JEAN RICHARDSON MUSICK Minnie Jean Richardson Musick Hobbs, 72, of 1206 Preston St., Bristol, Va., died March 16, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Pierce and Sally Hughes Richardson and was a native of Russell County. She had lived in Wetumpka, Ala., for 25 years before returning to Bristol. She was a textile worker and a nursing assistant and a member of The Way of Life Chapel. She was the widow of Grady Musick and William Albert Hobbs. Survivors include daughter Sally Musick Davidson of Bristol, Va., sons, Grady Musick of Melbourne, Fla., William Hobbs of Bristol, Va., Robert (Andy) Hobbs of Blountville and Joseph Hobbs of Bristol, Va.; sister Bertie Elkins of Lawton, Okla.; special cousin, Oak Puckett of Richmond; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Reba Alberta Hobbs. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Miller officiating, assisted by Pastor Johnny Mink of Riverview Baptist Church, Blountville. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers include: Jerry Almany and Grady Wade Musick II. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to The Way of Life Chapel, c/o Donnie Miller, 1240 McChesney Drive, Bristol, VA 24201. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2002

HOBBS, MINNIE JEAN RICHARDSON MUSICK Funeral services for Minnie Jean Richardson Musick Hobbs will be conducted on Monday at 11 a.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Miller officiating, assisted by Pastor Johnny Mink of Riverview Baptist Church, Blountville. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers include: Jerry Almany and Grady Wade Musick II. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to The Way of Life Chapel, c/o Donnie Miller, 1240 McChesney Drive, Bristol, VA 24201. Mrs. Hobbs, 72, of 1206 Preston St., Bristol, Va., died March 16, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 18, 2002

HOBBS, VIVIAN M. Vivian M. Hobbs of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Virginia and a daughter of the late Malcolm and Rosa Yeatts McClellan. She was a graduate of King College, a school teacher in the Bristol area for more than 30 years and a member of Central Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Hobbs was the widow of James V. Hobbs and was also preceded in death by a brother, Octor H. McClellan. Survivors include a son, Jim Hobbs of Bristol, Tenn.; two sisters, Mae Smith and Ruth Dale, both of Roanoke; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, March 28, at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery with Dr. David Wadsworth officiating. Friends may greet the family following the service. Memorial contributions may be sent to Central Presbyterian Church, 301 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Hobbs have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 27, 2002

HOPKINS, MEGAN VICTORIA Megan Victoria Hopkins, infant daughter of Wess and Denise Hopkins of 1012 Virginia Ave., Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Friday, March 1, 2002, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Other survivors include one sister, Susan Glover; two brothers, Robbie Hopkins and Anthony Hopkins; maternal grandmother, Neva Sturgill; one niece; four nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 4, 2002, in the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Entombment will follow. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2002

HOSEY, HERMAN JACKSON Herman Jackson Hosey, 52, of 12483 Smith Creek Road, Bristol, Va., died March 28, 2002, at the VA Hospital. He was the son of the late Jack and Cynthia Blaylock Hosey, and had returned to Bristol from North Carolina approximately two years ago. He was retired from Century Furniture in Hickory, NC He was a disabled Vietnam veteran earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Beulah Louise Stout Hosey; a son, Herman Jackson Hosey Jr. of Bristol, Va.; daughters, Kimberly Louise Hosey Reitzel of Bristol, Tenn., Mary Elizabeth Hosey Hall of New Grenada, Pa.; four grandsons; two granddaughters; brothers James Hosey of Radcliffe, Ky., Roy Hosey of Bristol, Tenn., and Teddy Hosey of Bristol, Tenn.; sisters Ruby Walsh of Bristol, Tenn., Denise Blevins of Gate City, Regina Carty of Bristol, Tenn., and Patty Henegar of Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Bailey Cemetery with W. P. Godsey officiating. Pallbearers include Herman Jackson Hosey Jr., Mark A. Stout, Travis W. Bentley, Larry W. Bentley, Larry D. Bentley and David Cole. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Weaver Funeral Home to offset funeral expenses. Military honors will be conducted by DAV Chapter 40 of Bristol, Va. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 30, 2002

HOSEY, HERMAN JACKSON Herman Jackson Hosey, 52, of 12483 Smith Creek Road, Bristol, Va., died March 28, 2002, at the VA Hospital. He was the son of the late Jack and Cynthia Blaylock Hosey, and had returned to Bristol from North Carolina approximately two years ago. He was retired from Century Furniture in Hickory, NC He was a disabled Vietnam veteran earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Beulah Louise Stout Hosey; a son, Herman Jackson Hosey Jr. of Bristol, Va.; daughters, Kimberly Louise Hosey Reitzel of Bristol, Tenn., Mary Elizabeth Hosey Hall of New Grenada, Pa.; four grandsons; two granddaughters; brothers James Hosey of Radcliffe, Ky., Roy Hosey of Bristol, Tenn., and Teddy Hosey of Bristol, Tenn.; sisters Ruby Walsh of Bristol, Tenn., Denise Blevins of Gate City, Regina Carty of Bristol, Tenn., and Patty Henegar of Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with W. P. Godsey officiating. After funeral services Mr. Hosey will be cremated. Military honors will be conducted by DAV Chapter 40 of Bristol, Va. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 31, 2002

HOUSER, GENE D. Gene D. Houser, 58, of 301 Shady Brook Lane, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a son of the late Joseph and Mary Garland Houser. Gene retired from Sprint after 25 years of service and was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Houser. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Copas Houser; two daughters, Brandon Shea Houser and Lauren Jeigh Houser, both of the home; one granddaughter, Jaicee Lyana Weaver of the home; two sisters, Phyllis Sullins and Shirley Perry, both of Bristol, Tenn.; four brothers, Frank and Toby Houser, both of Bristol, Tenn., Glenn Houser of Richlands and twin brother, Jerry Houser of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Monday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Pealer and Rev. Steve Playl officiating. The committal service and burial will be at noon Tuesday in National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post No. 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 Monday evening at the funeral home prior to the service. Arrangements especially for Mr. Houser have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 22, 2002

HOUSER, GENE D. The funeral service for Gene D. Houser will be conducted at 8 o'clock Monday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Pealer and Rev. Steve Playl officiating. The committal service and burial will be at noon Tuesday in National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post No. 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 Monday evening at the funeral home prior to the service. Mr. Houser, 58, of 301 Shady Brook Lane, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mr. Houser have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 25, 2002

JANNEY, CHARLES ROLLIN Charles Rollin Janney, 74, of Bristol Nursing Home died Sunday, March 17, 2002, in Bristol Nursing Home. Mr. Janney was a native of Davy, W.Va., having lived in California for many years before moving to this area in 1993. He was the son of the late George and Elizabeth Porter Janney. Mr. Janney was retired from DuPont after 30 years of service and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was of the Protestant faith. Survivors include four sisters, Mabel Freitag, Gladys Souza, Stella Camp and Helen White; and one brother, Paul Janney. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Envoy Clinton Steele officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Salvation Army, 137 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Janney. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 18, 2002

JANNEY, CHARLES ROLLIN Graveside services for Charles Rollin Janney will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Envoy Clinton Steele officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made the Salvation Army, 137 Edgemont Ave., Bristol TN 37620. Mr. Janney, 74, of Bristol Nursing Home died Sunday, March 17, 2002, in Bristol Nursing Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Janney BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 19, 2002

JETT, CHARLES STUART Charles Stuart Jett, 85, of 303 Morris St., Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at home. He was born Sept. 24, 1916, in Hiltons, Va., a son of the late James W. and Acie Vermillion Jett, and had made his home in the Bristol area most of his life. Mr. Jett was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Edith Glover Jett. He was a former employee of Monroe Calculating Co., a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion Hacklerwood Post 145, VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 and the Masonic Lodge in Mendota, Va. He was also an amateur ham radio operator with call sign WJ4N and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a brother, James L. Jett; special friends and caretakers, Frank and Betty Arnold; special "little nurse" Payton Shepherd; two special children that looked on him as a great-grandfather, Wesley and Emily Arnold of New Iberia, La.; nieces and nephews, Barbara Quillen, Faye Fleenor, Freddie Mae Daniels, Rita Forrester, Billy, Don and Dale Jett, Lynn and Randy Glover, Diane Carr, Mavis Hay, Barry, Clarence and Pete Hemmingway, Connie Meadows, Brenda Green and Gary and Ricky Glover. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 29, 2002, at 7 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Howard Robinson officiating. Committal service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home of Frank and Betty Arnold, 201 Johnson St., Bristol, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 29, 2002

JETT, CHARLES STUART Committal service for Charles Stuart Jett will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home of Frank and Betty Arnold, 201 Johnson St., Bristol, Tenn. Mr. Jett, 85, of 303 Morris St., Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 30, 2002

JINKENS, GEORGE ALBERT George Albert Jinkens, 83, of 1123 Heather Road, Bristol, Va., died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at James H. Quillen Medical Center. He was born in Bearden, Tenn., a son of the late Henry Jinkens and Ethel Wheeler Jinkens. He was a restaurant owner in San Francisco before moving to Bristol in 1978. Mr. Jinkens was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Anna Pyatte Jinkens; a daughter, Christine Evans of Bristol, Va.; a son, Fred Jinkens of San Francisco; two sisters, Charlene Casavan and Sharon Lazott, both of California; three brothers, David Jinkens, Walter Jinkens and Bob Jinkens, all of California; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Herbert Peak officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at Blevins Funeral Home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 900 E. Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915. Arrangements especially for Mr. Jinkens have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 24, 2002

JINKENS, GEORGE ALBERT The funeral service for George Albert Jinkens will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Herbert Peak officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 900 E. Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915. Mr. Jinkens, 83, of 1123 Heather Road, Bristol, Va., died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at James H. Quillen Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mr. Jinkens have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 26, 2002

JOHNSON, JUANITA J. Juanita J. Johnson, 81, of Bristol, Va., died Friday, March 1, 2002, in Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and the daughter of the late James A. and Nannie F. Johnson Stigall. She was the widow of Leon R. Johnson. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene Stigall, Henry Stigall and Roy Stigall. Mrs. Johnson was a graduate of Bristol Virginia High School, a former employee of Monroe Calculating and retired from Gordon Garment Corp. She was a member of First Christian Church. Survivors include two brothers, Jack Stigall of Bristol, Va., and Ray Stigall of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. John Roe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive. Johnson City, TN 37601.; The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30-2 p.m. Sunday in the Mausoleum Chapel. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Johnson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 2, 2002

JOHNSON, JUANITA J. The funeral service for Juanita J. Johnson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. John Roe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30-2 p.m. Sunday in the Mausoleum Chapel. Mrs. Johnson, 81, of Bristol, Va., died Friday, March 1, 2002, in Holston Valley Medical Center. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 3, 2002

JUSTICE, RAYMOND KENTON Raymond Kenton Justice, 77, of Bristol, Tenn., died at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home, Tenn., following an extended illness. Born in Pikeville, Ky., March 28, 1925, a son of the late John E. and Josie Mutter Justice, he resided in Grundy for 40 years before moving to this area in 1986. Mr. Justice retired from Jewell Coal & Coke Co. in 1977, after 17 years of service. Prior to his employment at Jewell, he was the maintenance supervisor at Grundy Hospital. He was a Baptist and attended Hickory Tree Union Church. Mr. Justice was a life member of the DAV in Kentucky. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. Four of Mr. Justice's brothers also served in the U.S. Military. A special thank you to Robert Wilson, a member of Volunteer Services at the VA and to the caring doctors and nurses at the VA Medical Center. He was preceded in death by six brothers. Mr. Justice is survived by is wife of 50 years, Nina Woodard Justice of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Randy Webb of Bluff City; two granddaughters, Andee Jo Webb of Bluff City and Christie Dinger and husband, Brad, of Maryville, Tenn.; one great-granddaughter, Chelsea Dinger of Maryville; two brothers, Clovis Justice of Wooster, Ohio, and Franklin Perry of North Royalton, Ohio; and many friends and relatives. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2002, in Mausoleum Chapel at Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Danny Salyer will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 VFW. Pallbearers will be Brad Dinger, Roman Folkner, Brian Lautzenhiser, Ken Wright, Mike Justice, Rusty Deel, Chris Cable, Stan Keim, Paul Allen Justice and Rocky Keim. Entombment will follow in Glenwood Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers will be Nita Keim, Maebelle Calhoun, Pat Anderson, Sharon White, Betty Deel, Adeline Woods, Janice Jones, Diane Cable, Russel Deel, Ken Mathes, Jim Webb, Arthur Darnell, Ed Woodard, C.H. "Bud" Keim and Arthur Woods. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2002, and at other hours at the residence. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 29, 2002

JUSTICE, RAYMOND KENTON Funeral services for Raymond Kenton Justice will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2002, in Mausoleum Chapel at Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Danny Salyer will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 VFW. Pallbearers will be Brad Dinger, Roman Folkner, Brian Lautzenhiser, Ken Wright, Mike Justice, Rusty Deel, Chris Cable, Stan Keim, Paul Allen Justice and Rocky Keim. Entombment will follow in Glenwood Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers will be Nita Keim, Maebelle Calhoun, Pat Anderson, Sharon White, Betty Deel, Adeline Woods, Janice Jones, Diane Cable, Russell Deel, Ken Mathes, Jim Webb, Arthur Darnell, Ed Woodard, C.H. "Bud" Keim and Arthur Woods. Mr. Justice, 77, of Bristol, Tenn., died at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home, Tenn., following an extended illness. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 30, 2002

KING, TOY ALLEN "SHORTY" PINEY FLATS, Tenn. – Toy Allen (Shorty) King, 80, of 753 Sugar Hollow Road, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 3, 2002, at the Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville. Mr. King was a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a dairy farmer for over 70 years. He was the son of the late Toy N. and Madge (Bailey) King. He was a member of the Blountville Presbyterian Church and preceded in death by one brother, Bill C. King; and one sister, Laurice King Doane. Survivors include his wife, Frances (Clark) King; two daughters, Mary King of Kingsport and Madge King Calloway of Piney Flats; one son, John King of Blountville; and two sisters, Nancy King Anderson of Paducah, Ky., and Ruth King Cross of Piney Flats. Also surviving are four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in the Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. John Everett officiating. Entombment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at the Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. King. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2002

KING, TOY ALLEN "SHORTY" PINEY FLATS, Tenn. – Funeral services for Toy Allan (Shorty) King will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in the Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. John Everett officiating. Entombment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum. Mr. King, 80, of 753 Sugar Hollow Road, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 3, 2002, at the Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. King. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 5, 2002

KNOX, JESSIE B. WARREN Jessie B. Warren Knox, 71, of 616 Vernon St., Bristol, Va., passed away Thursday, March 22, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Mrs. Knox was born Oct. 19, 1930, in Washington County, Va., to Lottie Pauline Mitchell Warren and the late William Turner Warren Jr. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol and Washington County area. She was a seamstress and a housewife, having retired from Gordon Garment Co. and was a member of the Ladies Garment Workers Union and the Douglas Senior Center. She attended Central Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlando (Buck) Knox. Other survivors include two sons, Billy Perry of Bristol, Va., and Jimmy Perry of Texas; one stepson, Paul Knox of South Carolina; five daughters, Linda Perry of Bristol, Tenn., Carol Susman of St. Louis and Susie Clatterbuck, Ruby Coalson and Sandy Woodward, all of Abingdon; two brothers, Paul Warren of Abingdon and Raymond Warren of Cleveland, Va.; six sisters, Jo Warren, Joyce Morris, Ida Widener, all of Abingdon, Vernie Price of Wadestown, W.Va., Ellie Traverse of Oakwood, Va., and Winnie Warren of Bristol, Va.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two special brothers-in-law, James Knox and Robert Knox of Kodiac, Tenn.; and special sister-in-law, Merle Nichols of Montgomery, Ala. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith Williams and Rev. Jerry Eggers officiating. Burial will follow in National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Visitation will be Sunday evening at Weaver Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Ray Warren, Darrell Warren, Brian Warren, Donnie Ward, Jamie Widener, Kevin Cristy, Faran Stuart and Bob Helton. A special thanks to the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center and Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 30, 2002

KNOX, JESSIE B. WARREN Funeral services for Jessie B. Warren Knox will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith Williams and Rev. Jerry Eggers officiating. Burial will follow in National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Visitation will be Sunday evening at Weaver Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Ray Warren, Darrell Warren, Brian Warren, Donnie Ward, Jamie Widener, Kevin Cristy, Faran Stuart and Bob Helton. Mrs. Knox, 71, of 616 Vernon St., Bristol, Va., passed away Thursday, March 22, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 31, 2002

LEONARD, BILLY FRANKLIN Billy Franklin Leonard, 61, of Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with his wife unexpectedly Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at his residence. Born on Dec. 12, 1940, in Sullivan County, (Leonard Town), Tenn., a son of Nelia Black Leonard of Bristol, Tenn., and the late Bruce C. Leonard. He has resided in this area all of his life. Mr. Leonard retired from Raytheon Corp. in 1991, after 25 years of service. He was a former owner/operator of Leonards Sinclair and former owner of West State Street Barber Shop. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Mr. Leonard was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Betty K. Wyatt Leonard in 1992; and by two brothers, J. D. Leonard and Fred Leonard. Survivors include his mother, Nelia Black Leonard of Bristol, Tenn.; two sons, David F. Leonard and wife, Melissa Leonard, of Bristol, Tenn., and Dennis S. Leonard and wife, Patsy Hickman Leonard, of Blountville; two grandsons, Nicholas Andrew Leonard and Cody Austin Leonard; three sisters, Carol Mullins of Damascus, Juanita Ingle of Bristol, Va., and Betty Hayden of Bluff City; several nieces and nephews; and several special co-workers. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2002, in Glenwood Cemetery. Niles E. Kitzmiller will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2002, at the funeral home and at other hours at the residence of a son, Dennis S. Leonard, 233 Hickman Drive, Blountville, TN 37617. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 15, 2002

LEONARD, BILLY FRANKLIN Graveside services for Billy Franklin Leonard will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2002, in Glenwood Cemetery. Niles E. Kitzmiller will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family. Mr. Leonard, 61, of Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with his wife unexpectedly Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at his residence. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 16, 2002

LOGGANS, LILA GLADYS FRAZIER Lila Gladys Frazier Loggans, 93, began her journey home to be with the Lord on March 10, 2002, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Gary Clark, after a lengthy illness. She was one of five children born to Isaac Bee and Nora Jane Law Frazier on July 14, 1908, in Giles County, Bluff City, Va. She was the widow of Lonas W. Loggans Sr. She lived her early years in Narrows, Va., but resided in Bristol, Tenn., all her adult life. She is survived by granddaughter, Tammy Clark and husband Gary Clark; granddaughter, Teresa Mullins; and grandsons, Joshua Clark, Justin Clark and Elijah Blomquist. Also surviving are her children: daughters, Lee Mullins, Lake Wylie, SC, and Joann Pelarski, Marshall, Va.; son, Lonas Loggans Jr. of Morristown, Tenn., as well as an older sister, Carrie Lester of Princeton, W.Va.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a dear nephew, Cedrick Frazier of Pearisburg, Va. She was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Lila June Fine; her parents and her husband. She attended the Virginia School for the Deaf in Staunton, Va. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002, in the Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel followed by the funeral service at noon. Service will be officiated by Rev. Laura Rasor and interpretation for the deaf will be provided by Catherine Metcalf. Special thanks to her closest friend, Ruth Ann Shook. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 12, 2002

LOGGANS, LILA GLADYS FRAZIER Visitation for Lila Gladys Frazier Loggans will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002, in the Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel followed by the funeral service at noon. Service will be officiated by Rev. Laura Rasor and interpretation for the deaf will be provided by Catherine Metcalf. Mrs. Loggans, 93, began her journey home to be with the Lord on March 10, 2002, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Gary Clark, after a lengthy illness. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

LONG, CONRAD N. Conrad N. Long, 76 of Bristol, Va., passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at home. He was born in Shady Valley, Tenn., where he resided until moving to Bristol in 1967. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and was involved in the Pacific Theater of Operations, including landings at Okinawa, Siapan, Layte and others. He was a 40-year employee of Raytheon, 50-year member of the Mountain City Masonic Lodge, 15-year member of the Ohio Valley Military Society, a Registered Kentucky Colonel since 1995, a long-time member of Harmon Chapel Christian Church located in Shady Valley and was currently a member and elder of Shakesville Church of Christ in Bristol, Va. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Long; two sons, Chris Long and Jody Long; one daughter, Beverly Martin; one stepson, Robbie Hatfield; four grandsons, Bart Long, Adam Martin, Nathan Hatfield, and Tyler Hatfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife, Jeanne Cornett Long; his parents, Bessie and Jefferson Long, his brothers, Tom, Ike, Fred, Ira, Don, Hiley, Walter, Eugene, Doyle and Chase; and sisters, Elsie, Ester and Willa Mae. Conrad was the youngest of 14 siblings. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2002, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clay Bailey and Rev. Wayne Lambert officiating. Pallbearers include nephews, Kelly, Huey, Tony, Lonnie, Kevin, Carroll Ray and J.R. Long. Entombment service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002, in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Military funeral rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shakesville Church of Christ, 2662 King Mill Pike, Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Long. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 7, 2002

LONG, CONRAD N. Entombment service for Conrad N. Long will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002, in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Military funeral rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 Honor Guard. Pallbearers include nephews, Kelly, Huey, Tony, Lonnie, Kevin, Carroll Ray and J.R. Long. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shakesville Church of Christ, 2662 King Mill Pike, Bristol, VA 24201. Mr. Long, 76 of Bristol, Va., passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Long. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 9, 2002

LOWE, NEAL VESTAL Neal Vestal Lowe, 96, of 618 Norfolk Ave., Bristol, Va., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Johnson County, Tenn., and a son of the late Will and Manerva Lowe. He was a farmer and retired employee of Bristol Door and Lumber Co. He was a former member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dessie Ceciel Lowe; stepchildren, Martha Francis of Bluff City, Ruby Haworth of Orange Park, Fla., and Oscar Vanover of Bristol, Va.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Albert Meade, Sam Thomas and Coleen Almany. Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Howard Robinson officiating. Pallbearers: Jeff Widener, Greg Haworth, Luke Bailey, Kenneth Bailey, Lillard Vanover Jr. and Sam Thomas. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home. A procession will leave the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 2, 2002

LOWE, NEAL VESTAL Graveside services for Neal Vestal Lowe will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Howard Robinson officiating. Pallbearers: Jeff Widener, Greg Haworth, Luke Bailey, Kenneth Bailey, Lillard Vanover Jr. and Sam Thomas. A procession will leave the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Mr. Lowe, 96, of 618 Norfolk Ave., Bristol, Va., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 3, 2002

LUNSFORD, CORA KATHERINE Cora Katherine Lunsford, (Aug. 27, 1909 -- March 1, 2002), passed away Friday, March 1, 2002, in the arms of Jesus. She was a housewife and avid gardener of flowers. Now she is in heaven where the roses never fade. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lige Lunsford; children, Virgie Leonard and Margaret Minton; grandchildren, Ivan Vermillion, Peggy Minton and Johnny Wright; her mother and father, Hattie and Wiley Lakey; sisters, Mae Branson and Ellen Harper; and brothers, Bob and John Lakey. Surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Hazel and J.V. Carr of Westmoreland, Tenn., Mary and Jr. Vermillion of Hiltons, Va., Betty and Cecil Wright of Kingsport, Shirley and Wade Clark of Bluff City and Pearl and Glen Hartsock of Hiltons; four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Linda Lunsford of Eatonton, Ga., Albert and Diane Lunsford of Bluff City, Fred and Janie Lunsford of Blountville and Larry Lunsford of Bluff City; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, or any time at the home of her daughter, Betty Wright, 12 Wolfe St., Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Cecil Kern, Rev. Billy Wayne Elkins and Rev. Edward R. Shepherd officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 2, 2002

LYONS, BOBBY JACK BLUFF CITY -- Bobby Jack Lyons, 44, 1461 Elizabethton Highway, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Carter County. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Edward Lyons and Danny Ray Lyons. Survivors include his father, Jack Lyons, of the home; his mother, Christine Sigmon Butterfield, Seattle; a sister, Connie Lee Lyons, Seattle; a brother, Johnny Ray Lyons, Jonesborough; a half-brother, Billy Jack Lyons, Elizabethton; a half-sister, Julie Taylor, Johnson City; and four aunts, Helen Richards, Nancy Lingerfelt, Ruby Nance and Martha Ward. Graveside services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Chinquapin Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. Burial will follow the service. The Travel Pilgrims will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his father's residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 19, 2002

MABRY, HATLEY THEODORE "H. T." JOHNSON CITY – Hatley Theodore "H.T." Mabry of 2022 Sherwood Drive, Apartment 401, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Tupelo, Miss., he was the son of the late Roger Cossitt and Marietta Armour Mabry. He attended Johnson Bible College in Knoxville. Mr. Mabry was a minister for more than 60 years, serving Christian churches in Illinois, Indiana, Western Tennessee and Northeastern Tennessee. He was a member of Harmon’s Chapel Christian Church in Shady Valley and attended church at Appalachian Christian Village. He served as the secretary-treasurer for Appalachian Evangelizing Association for several years. Instrumental in the development of the Appalachian Christian Village and he was on the steering committee that oversaw this project. Mr. Mabry served as a member of the Board of Directors at Appalachian Christian Village for many years. He enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Jackson Mabry in 1998; a daughter, Mary M. Modlin; a son, Hatley A. Mabry; and a brother, Roger M. Mabry. Survivors include his two daughters and a son-in-law, Peggy M. and Scott Leslie of Piney Flats and Martha M. Davis of Pantego, NC; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service for Hatley Theodore "H.T." Mabry, 2022 Sherwood Drive, Apartment 401, Johnson City, who died on Saturday, March 16, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2002, at Poplar Ridge Christian Church in Piney Flats with Ministers Ronnie Manuel, Dennis Roger David, Hugh Hatfield and Grant Miller officiating. Music will be under the direction of Fred Ramsey. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn., with Mr. Jim Hutchinson officiating. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Active pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be the preachers and the men and women with whom Mr. Mabry labored with for the Lord, both near and far. Memorials may be given to Johnson Bible College Scholarship Fund, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998. The family will receive friends from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2002, at Poplar Ridge Christian Church. Survivors include his two daughters and a son-in-law, Peggy M. and Scott Leslie of Piney Flats and Martha M. Davis of Pantego, NC; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2002

MALONE, G. IVAN PINEY FLATS -- G. Ivan Malone, 90, 273 Main St., died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Piney Flats on Sept. 21, 1911, a son of the late Arthur W. and Lydia Blalock Malone, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Azelle Virginia Hamilton Malone. He attended East Tennessee State University, taught school in Sullivan County and retired as postmaster of Piney Flats in 1976. He was a member of Piney Flats United Methodist Church, the Sullivan County Retired Teachers Association and was a charter member of the Piney Flats Ruritan Club. He is survived by two daughters, Judy Malone Price of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Ann Malone Tipton of Piney Flats; a son, Glenn Thomas Malone of Knoxville; two sisters, Willie Malone Johnson and Hazel Malone Hudson, both of Piney Flats; four grandchildren, Kent J. Price, Mark L. Price, Kimberly Tipton and Ashley Tipton; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Carol Wilson and Rev. Mack Houston officiating. The committal service and burial will be at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sam O'Dell, Keith Price, Wayne Snodgrass, Paul Frye, Lewis Cross and Dell Gates. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Piney Flats United Methodist Church, 225 Methodist Church Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Arrangements especially for Mr. Malone nave been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

MALONE, G. IVAN PINEY FLATS -- The committal service and burial for G. Ivan Malone will be at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sam O'Dell, Keith Price, Wayne Snodgrass, Paul Frye, Lewis Cross and Dell Gates. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Piney Flats United Methodist Church, 225 Methodist Church Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Mr. Malone, 90, of 273 Main St., died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mr. Malone have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

MALONE, GENE Gene Malone, 79, of 116 Mulberry Lane, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Friday, March 8, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was born May 6, 1922, in Bristol, Tenn., the son the late George W. and Lena Cross Malone. Mr. Malone was a member of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon. He was a retired employee of Davis Pipe and Metal Fabricators and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Kesner Malone; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lisa Malone; granddaughter, Paige Malone; sister, Evelyn Smith; brothers, Paul and wife, Clara Malone, and Joe Malone; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 9, 2002, at 8 p.m. with Rev. Sam Haynes officiating. Committal services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Cold Spring Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite 6975. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 280 Cold Spring Church Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Rd., Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 9, 2002

MALONE, GENE Committal services for Gene Malone will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Cold Spring Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite 6975. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 280 Cold Spring Church Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Malone, 79, of 116 Mulberry Lane, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Friday, March 8, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 10, 2002

MARSHALL, MARY ELIZABETH FAIDLEY Mary Elizabeth Faidley Marshall, 93, went to be with the Lord, Monday, March 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bristol, Va., a daughter of the late Archibald and Laura Bott Faidley, and was the widow of Robert (Bob) "Old Timer" Marshall. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Jewell) Lambert Sr.; four sisters; and three brothers. Mrs. Marshall was a long-time member of First Christian Church and was a member of Bristol's Downtown Planning Committee in placing trees on State Street. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Don (Helen) Talley and Mrs. Charles J. (Daphne) Lowry, Sr., both of Bristol, Tenn.; a sister, Elva Faidley Poore of Bristol, Va.; seven grandchildren, Linda Talley Thacker, Ben David Talley, Angie Talley Vieira, Harold Scott Lambert Jr., Alisa Lambert Goodson, John Robert Vance and Amy K. Vance Branson; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 Friday afternoon, March 15, 2002, at First Christian Church with Mr. Marvin Cummins and Pastor Herb Peak officiating. Eulogies will be delivered by Harold Scott Lambert Jr., John Robert Vance and Ben David Talley. A special poem, written by granddaughter, Linda Talley Thacker, will be read by great-grandson, David Talley, age 11. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Lambert, John Vance, Ben Talley, Freddy Goodson, Kenny Thacker, Wayne Thacker, Jonathan Thacker, David Branson and John Ryan Vance. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 Thursday evening at Blevins Funeral Home and at other times at the home of a daughter, Helen Talley, 405 Blue Bonnet Drive, Bristol, Tenn. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Christian Church, 311 Spencer St., Bristol, VA 24201. The family wishes to express special appreciation to two special friends and care givers, Gladys Booher and Ruth Maness and heartfelt gratitude to the third-floor staff of NHC Healthcare of Bristol and the third-floor staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Marshall have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 14, 2002

MARSHALL, MARY ELIZABETH FAIDLEY The funeral service for Mary Elizabeth Faidley Marshall will be conducted at 2:30 Friday afternoon, March 15, 2002, at First Christian Church with Mr. Marvin Cummins and Pastor Herb Peak officiating. Eulogies will be delivered by Harold Scott Lambert Jr., John Robert Vance and Ben David Talley. A special poem, written by granddaughter, Linda Talley Thacker, will be read by great-grandson, David Talley, age 11. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Lambert, John Vance, Ben Talley, Freddy Goodson, Kenny Thacker, Wayne Thacker, Jonathan Thacker, David Branson and John Ryan Vance. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Christian Church, 311 Spencer St., Bristol, VA 24201. Mrs. Marshall, 93, went to be with the Lord, Monday, March 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Marshall have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 15, 2002

MARTIN, FANNIE BELLE WILLIAMS Fannie Belle Williams Martin, 82, of 308 Morris St., Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at the home of her daughter, Charlene Shaffer of 423 Midway Drive, Bristol, Tenn. She was born March 19, 1919, in Lebanon, the daughter of the late Sam E. and Mattie Cowan Thomas Williams. Mrs. Martin moved to the Bristol area 1942, she was a homemaker, the widow of Bert W. Martin Sr. and was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by two sisters, Flossie Ferguson and Iva Rhea; and five brothers, Kyle, Walter, James, Swain and Bernard Williams. Mrs. Martin is survived by her children and spouses, Charlene and Rev. Randall Shaffer, Faye and Dallas Stophel, all of Bristol, Marie and Allen Ashburn of Brentwood, Tenn., Bert W. Jr. and Phyllis Martin of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Phillip D. "Too Tall" and Georgia Martin of Bluff City; brothers, Graham "Pete" Williams of Bristol, Va., George A. Williams of Radford, Va., and Lloyd W. Williams of Bluff City; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 9, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Zimmerman and Rev. Lester Lee Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jack Ray, Albert Pickle, Allen Stigall, Joe Craig, George Williams, Don Layell, Richie Clark and David Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Rev. Howard Robinson, Rev. Bob Steele, Rev. Banny Bowman, Rev. Lynn Smith, Rev. Larry Lilly, Rev. Allen Doane, Rev. Gene Lasley, Lloyd Martin, J.W. "Bill" Smith and men of Faith Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, 3815 Island Road, Blountville, TN 37617. The family would like to extend a very special THANK YOU to Dr. Rachel Monderer for her loving care through the years to our mother. Special thanks to Dr. Monderer's nurses and staff and Hospice care givers, Kathy, Tina, Toni and Crissie. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 8, 2002

MARTIN, FANNIE BELLE WILLIAMS Funeral services for Fannie Belle Williams Martin will be conducted Saturday, March 9, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Zimmerman and Rev. Lester Lee Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jack Ray, Albert Pickle, Allen Stigall, Joe Craig, George Williams, Don Layell, Richie Clark and David Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Rev. Howard Robinson, Rev. Bob Steele, Rev. Banny Bowman, Rev. Lynn Smith, Rev. Larry Lilly, Rev. Allen Doane, Rev. Gene Lasley, Lloyd Martin, J.W. "Bill" Smith and men of Faith Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, 3815 Island Road, Blountville, TN 37617. Mrs. Martin, 82, of 308 Morris St., Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at the home of her daughter, Charlene Shaffer of 423 Midway Drive, Bristol, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 9, 2002

MARTIN, ROBERT LEE Robert Lee Martin, 93, of 1017 Oakland Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died March 14, 2002, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a former employee of Economy Beauty Supply. He was a Jehovah’s Witness. Survivors include niece Peggy Gwynn of Bristol, Tenn.; and several great-nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc., at 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2483. According to his wishes, Mr. Martin will be cremated. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 16, 2002

MILLAR, WILLIAM J. "JOE" III PINEY FLATS -- Mr. William J. (Joe) Millar III, 63, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center following a valiant battle with cancer. Joe was born in Washington, DC, and resided in Maryland until moving to Piney Flats in 1994. Mr. Millar was a project engineer for M&M Welding and Fabricators of Gaithersburg, Md. From 1987 to 1991, he served on the Mechanical Contractors Association Board of Directors. In 1991, Mr. Millar was president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington He was also a member and co-chairman of Steamfitters Local 602 Apprenticeship Committee from 1969 to 1991. Mr. Millar was retired from the U.S. Army Reserve, where he served as lieutenant colonel. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge No. 116, Baltimore and American Legion Post 226, Mayo, Md. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ida Lillian Millar. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, G. Mary Millar of Piney Flats; his father, William J. Millar Jr. of Bowie, Md.; his sister, Katherine M. (Jack) Jordan of Davidsonville, Md.; his son, William (Melinda) Millar; his daughters, Tina (Marc) Andrews and Charlotte (Max) Weinstein, all of Severna Park, Md.; and two grandchildren. He is also survived by two nieces, Elaine (Bob) Paddy of Gilbert, Ariz., and Jill Jordan of Columbia, Md.; and one great-niece. Survivors also include stepchildren, Joseph (Laura) Haddox of Gerardstown, W.Va., Michael (Ann) Sallinger of Nine Mile Point. La., Linda (Ed) Fraiche of New Orleans, La., and Susan (Michael) Simmons of Bryan, Texas. There are seven step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Weaver Funeral Home, 7th at Locust Street, Bristol, Tenn., with funeral services from 8 -9 p.m. Rev. David Ensminger will officiate. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers include Joseph Haddox Jr., Vincent Haddox, David Demetrios, Forrest Weiant, Russ Schwades and Virgil Krull. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Small Miracles, Grumley House, St. Judes or the American Cancer Society. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 24, 2002

MILLAR, WILLIAM J. III PINEY FLATS -- The family of Mr. William J. Millar III will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Weaver Funeral Home, 7th at Locust Street, Bristol, Tenn., with funeral services from 8 -9 p.m. Rev. David Ensminger will officiate. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers include Joseph Haddox Jr., Vincent Haddox, David Demetrios, Forrest Weiant, Russ Schwades and Virgil Krull. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Small Miracles, Crumley House, St. Judes or the American Cancer Society. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. Mr. Millar, 63, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center following a valiant battle with cancer. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 26, 2002

MOOREFIELD, HOWARD CORNELIUS Howard Cornelius Moorefield, 89, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn. He was born in Greene County, Tenn., but had lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired carpenter from Eastman. He was a World War II Navy veteran and the son of the late Roy and Laura Moorefield. He is survived by his wife, Annette Moorefield of Bristol, Tenn.; nephew, Frank Deal Jr. of High Point, NC; and several nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews. Services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Scott officiating. The burial will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in National Cemetery with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the service Wednesday. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 6, 2002

MOOREFIELD, HOWARD CORNELIUS The burial for Howard Cornelius Moorefield will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in National Cemetery with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Moorefield, 89, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 7, 2002

MORETZ, BESSIE L. 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 Thompson, Robin Henson, 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 MAR. 1, 2002

MORETZ, BESSIE L. JENKINS Committal services for Bessie L. Jenkins Moretz 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. Mrs. Moretz, 78, of 326 Randolph St., Bristol, Va., died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 2, 2002

MORETZ, DAVID WAYNE David Wayne Moretz, 41, of 718 Moore St., Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Bristol, a machine operator for Cortrim Hardwood Parts Co. and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a daughter, Tina Brickhouse of Richmond; son, David Keith Hopkins of Bluff City; mother, Eva Burchett of Bristol, Tenn.; sisters Wanda Byrd, Melissa Bowers, Lisa Blackson, Theresa Johnson and Clara Moore; brothers Ronnie Allen Stringer, Rodney Lee Stringer, Jacob David Stringer and Jeffery Burchett. A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Dillard officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made by sending living plants. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 22, 2002

MORRELL, RUFUS W. "RW" Rufus W. "R.W." Morrell, 85, of 117 13th St., Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, March 18, 2002, at home. He was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Piney Flats to the late Albert and Letha Morrell. He was former resident of the Enterprise Community of Sullivan County and was a carpenter and farmer. Mr. Morrell was a member of Enterprise United Methodist Church, Lindamood Sunday School Class and Buffalo Senior Citizens Group. Mr. Morrell was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Nelson Morrell, and a brother, Joe Morrell. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Cowan Morrell; daughters Mary Katherine Morrell and Charlotte Roe, both of Piney Flats, Donna Turner of Concord, NC, Jane Ramsey of Jacksonville, Fla., Ann Randall of Roanoke, Bobbie Abel of Cookeville, Tenn., and Virginia Hackler of Raleigh, NC; son, Gene Morrell of Willis, Va.; brother, Harmon Morrell of Fincastle, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; special friends, Max and Mae Coates; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at Enterprise United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan Theiben officiating, and Jack Necessary will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in White Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Roe, Jack Necessary, David Davenport, Homer Stout, Harold Phillips, Ed Smith, Jim Smith, Max Coates and John Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers are Bill McMinn, Douglas Morrell, Dr. Daniel Paul, members of Lindamood Sunday School Class and the men of the church. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 20, 2002

MORRELL, RUFUS "RW" Funeral services for Rufus W. "R.W." Morrell will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Enterprise United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan Theiben officiating, and Jack Necessary will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in White Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Roe, Jack Necessary, David Davenport, Homer Stout, Harold Phillips, Ed Smith, Jim Smith, Max Coates and John Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers are Bill McMinn, Douglas Morrell, Dr. Daniel Paul, members of Lindamood Sunday School Class and the men of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Enterprise United Methodist Church, 2000 Enterprise Road, Piney Flats, TN 37617. Mr. Morrell, 85, of 117 13th St., Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, March 18, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 21, 2002

NELSON, HAZEL DORIS CUNNINGHAM Hazel Doris Cunningham Nelson, 78, of Bristol, Va., passed away Monday, March 11, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Bristol, Va., the only daughter of the late W.L. and Winnie Lee Rankin Cunningham. She was married to Jack D. Nelson in Alhambra, Calif., in 1947. He preceded her in death in April of 1986. Mrs. Nelson and her husband enjoyed traveling and had lived in various cities in California, Chicago, Ill., and Knoxville, Tenn. While living in Chicago, she was employed by E.K. Moore Company. She was a graduate of Wallace High School and attended Bristol Business College. She was a longtime employee of the former Huntsman Brothers with whom she was loved as their daughter by Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard (Lassie Pauline Ketron) Miller. During World War II she was a volunteer with the U.S.O. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and Nana to her parents, husband, son and grandson. She reached out to others in a quiet way with visits, food, cards and phone calls. She never was too busy to help others. Mrs. Nelson was a member of Central Christian Church and attended St. Anne's Catholic Church. From early girlhood she was very active in all church activities for many, many years. Survivors include her only son, Eric Kevin Nelson of Bristol, Va.; her grandson, Eric Kevin Nelson II of Bristol, Va.; two brothers, Billy Cunningham and Larry Cunningham, both of Bristol, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Harry Hall and Dr. Ross Dampier officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William McDaniel, William Stewart, Joe Hagy, Cecil Mumpower, Roy Faidley and Don Stacy. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Nelson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

NELSON, HAZEL DORIS CUNNINGHAM The funeral service for Hazel Doris Cunningham Nelson will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harry Hall and Dr. Ross Dampier officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William McDaniel, William Stewart, Joe Hagy, Cecil Mumpower, Roy Faidley and Don Stacy. Mrs. Nelson, 78, of Bristol, Va., passed away Monday, March 11, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Nelson. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

ODUM, GLENNA MAY SMITH Mrs. Glenna May Smith Odum, 93, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, the daughter of the late William Lawson and Harriet Tester Smith. Mrs. Odum was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Odum; a son, Wayne Odum; and sisters, Orlena Smith and Mary Stark. She was a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Co. and she was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by three daughters, Arcella and husband, Paul Talbert, of Bristol, Va., Mildred and husband, Al Kendrick, of Virginia Beach and Loraine and husband, Everette Grindle, of Cleveland, Ohio; son, James Odum of Virginia Beach; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including special niece, Ruby and husband, John Harrington. Surviving also special friends, Ann Dickson and family, Jane Green, Ilene Davis, Nancy Johnson, Jack and Audrey Depriest and Mary Helen Price. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002, in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Tony Trunnell officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 6, 2002

ODUM, GLENNA MAY SMITH Funeral services for Mrs. Glenna May Smith Odum will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002, in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Tony Trunnell officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Odum, 93, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 7, 2002

OFFIELD, CONNIE SUE CROOK CLINCHBURG, Va. -- Ms. Connie Sue Crook Offield, 42, left her loved ones on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, to be with the Lord. Connie was born in Roanoke and had resided in Charlotte, NC, before moving to the Clinchburg area. She was employed as a finisher at American Furniture in Chilhowie for 12 years. She as preceded in death by her mother, Frances Barber; her father, Arnold L. Crook; and her sister, Renee Crook, all of Roanoke. She leaves behind her husband, Ralph Wayne Offield; her children, Brandon David Offield, Phillip Lee Offield and Randy James Offield, all of Clinchburg; brothers, William Wheeling and Carlton Ashby; sisters, Regina Sabatinos and Mildred Ferguson, and brother-in-law, Bobby Ferguson, all of Roanoke; and her mother-in-law, Bonnie Offield of Clinchburg. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Gospel Tabernacle Church, off of I-81 Exit 22 on Enterprise Road in Abingdon with Pastor Tim Norris officiating. There will be no services or visitation at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the Offield family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 1, 2002

OFFIELD, CONNIE SUE CLINCHBURG, Va. -- A memorial service for Mrs. Connie Sue Crook Offield will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Gospel Tabernacle Church, off of Interstate 81's Exit 22 on Enterprise Road in Abingdon with Pastor Tim Norris officiating. There will be no services or visitation at the funeral home. Mrs. Offield, 42, left her loved ones on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, to be with the Lord. Farris Funeral Service is serving the Offield family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 2, 2002

OSBORNE, ELAINE TORBETT PINEY FLATS --The funeral service for Elaine Torbett Osborne will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Edgefield United Methodist Church. Pastor Jack Stevens and Rev. Virgel Booher will officiate. Burial will follow in Edgefield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phil Torbett, Richard Torbett, Tom Torbett, Denny Stickney, Jimmy D. Hicks, Gary Monath, Alan Monath, Dave Brzowsky and Frank Osborne. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorials to Edgefield United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 745 Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Mrs. Osborne, 72, of 960 Pickens Bridge Road died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at her residence. Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 21, 2002

OVERBAY, ZELLA G. WRIGHT Zella G. Wright Overbay, 80, a resident of the Cambridge House, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Woodson,Va., the daughter of the late Tivis M. and Ila G. Smith Wright. She grew up in Clinchburg, Va., and had lived in the Tri-Cities area for the past several years. She was a retired employee of Greyhound Bus Lines. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Ed Nave; granddaughter and husband, Leeza and Bill Pettit; brothers, James Wright and Tivis Wright Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Overbay was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Osborne; and a brother, Roy Wright. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Wright officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Osborne, Larry Estep, Troy Mumpower, Ron Snodgrass, Bill Bebord and Dan Matthews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 14, 2002

OVERBAY, ZELLA G. WRIGHT Burial for Zella G. Wright Overbay will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Osborne, Larry Estep, Troy Mumpower, Ron Snodgrass, Bill Bebord and Dan Mathews. Mrs. Overbay, 80, a resident of the Cambridge House, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 15, 2002

PARDUE, WALLACE DAVIDSON Retired Army Col. Wallace Davidson Pardue, husband and best friend of B. Lois Pardue for 58 years, has died of natural causes at Bristol Regional Medical Center on March 1, 2002, after a brief illness. He was 82. "Wally" to his friends, Pardue graduated from Dobbins Bennett High School in 1937, and spent three years working at Tennessee Eastman. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Nov. 4, 1941. He went on to attend Officers' Candidate School and graduated a second lieutenant. A career artillery officer, Pardue served his country honorably and with distinction for more than 30 years at stations and posts all over the United States, in Europe, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. An encapsulated account of his military-assignment travels outlines more than 20 moves within this country and throughout the rest of the world. A graduate of the Command and General Staff College (CGSC), the Army's senior tactical institution in Fort Leavenworth, KS, and the Industrial College for Logistics, he subsequently served two tours of duty at Fort MacNair in Washington, DC, as a member of the Pentagon General Staff. He was recognized as an outstanding contributor to his country when he was awarded the venerated Distinguished Service Medal in 1968, in Vietnam. Pardue continued his lifetime commitment to service when he retired from the military and returned to the Tri-Cities area in 1972. Recognized by the Kingsport Times as its 1981 "Man of the Year" for his contributions to local volunteer fire departments and emergency medical services, Pardue was a 50-year member of Whiteside Lodge Number 13 of the Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee. Until his recent illness, he was a three-year volunteer at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center, where he acted as a patient escort. An active, 30-year member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bristol, Va., Pardue served as its treasurer for many years. He and members of his family spent most Christmas Days at the church, which annually serves Christmas holiday meals to as many as 600 visitors, where he manned telephones and walkie-talkies for its guest transportation group. He was also a member of the Mountain Empire Chapter of the Retired Officers Association. He was known for his hardworking personal commitment to self improvement, which he enhanced by attending colleges and universities, seminars and adjunct training courses at every opportunity. He received a masters degree in military science from George Washington University in Washington, DC Wally's goals as husband and father were always to provide the very best he could manage for his family, and he never turned away from any possibility of working to accomplish those goals by bettering his leadership skills, management capabilities and commitment to service. For many years a perfectionist gardener and maintainer of lovely yards, Wally finally gave up the lawn mower when he and Lois moving from Blountville to their condominium in Bristol, where he continued until last summer to plant and cultivate a large flower bed on a hill beside their home. Wally was for many years an avid golfer, and was thrilled to have attained at "hole in one," the score card for which was framed and hung with full attribution in his loft-den at home. As a member of the Bristol County Club, Wally loved nothing more than 18 holes with friends, his son or nephews, on the club's course or any other golf course where his travels took him. Those who knew Wally will also remember his wry sense of humor, which he injected into as many situations as possible. A dog lover without prejudice, Wally could for many seasons be seen sitting on his tractor mower with his English bulldog Priscilla running beside him as he went back and forth across the yard. Family members still remember the times Priscilla accompanied Wally to the Pentagon on many of the weekends he spent in his office there. The youngest of four sons, Wally was born Sept. 3, 1919, to Abby Catherine (Davidson) and Leonard Garfield Pardue in Lynch, Ky. Preceded in death by his brothers, Harold, Gerald and Willard Pardue, Wally is survived not only by is wife, Lois; but also by his children, Ellen Kohls, David (Suzanne) and Deborah (Durwood) Usry; grandchildren, Dianne (Trevor) Blanning, Michael (Susan) Frangiskakis, Joel, Blake and Logan Pardue and Abigail Logan; and great-granddaughter, Hannah Grace Blanning. He is further survived by sisters-in-law, Shirley Cawood and Louise Pardue; and many friends, nieces and nephews. The Rite of Christian Burial will be conducted at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, March 4, 2002, at 3 o'clock at Emanuel Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends from 2 until 2:45 p.m. in the church hall prior to the service. The committal service and interment follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, 2630 Highway 75, Blountville, with military graveside rites conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Emanuel Episcopal Church, 700 Cumberland St., Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Mr. Pardue have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 3, 2002

PARDUE, WALLACE DAVIDSON The Rite of Christian Burial for Wallace Davidson Pardue will be conducted at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, March 4, 2002, at 3 o’clock at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends from 2 until 2:45 p.m. in the church hall prior to the service. The committal service and interment follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, 2630 Highway 75, Blountville, with military graveside rites conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Chruch, 700 Cumberland St., Bristol, VA 24201. Retired Army Col. Wallace Davidson Pardue died of natural causes at Bristol Regional Medical Center on March 1, 2002, after a brief illness. He was 82. Arrangements especially for Mr. Pardue have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2002

PARKER, CHARLES IRVING BLUFF CITY – Charles Irving Parker, 78, passed away Friday, March 15, 2002, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. He was born the son of the late Raymond and Alice Tayman Parker in Upper Marlboro, Md. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iwo Jima, earning a Bronze Star with an oak leaf and a Silver Star. He had been a resident of Bristol for around 20 years. Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth Parker; son and spouse, Charles C. and Carmen Parker of Lewisville, NC; daughters and spouses, Alice G. and William Inman of Indianapolis and Charlotte and Jerry Hale of Lebanon; stepdaughters and spouses, JoAnn and Charles Owens of Blountville, Barbara Richards of Cookeville, Tenn., and Patty Stipes of Bluff City; stepsons and spouses, Ernie and Robin Watts of Bluff City and Eddie and Elizabeth Watts of Bluff City; brother, Walter Parker of Accokeek, Md.; sister, Shirley Oliver of Ocean City, Md.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ola Mae Parker; one granddaughter; two sisters; one brother; and one daughter. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ritchie Neece officiating. Committal service will be held at National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 17, 2002

PARKER, CHARLES IRVING BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Charles Irving Parker will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ritchie Neece officiating. Committal service will be held at National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Parker, 78, passed away Friday, March 15, 2002, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 19, 2002

PEAKE, MAGDALENE TUELL CHILHOWIE -- Mary Magdalene Tuell Peake, 73, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, in Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC Survivors include husband, William Lewis Peake; two sons, Billy Peake of Greenville and Bobby Peake of Greenville; one brother, W.H. "Buck" Tuell of Chilhowie; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from Chilhowie First Church of God with Pastor Bobby Dunn and Pastor James Kelly officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Bradley-Finney Funeral Chapel, Chilhowie, is serving the Peake family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 2, 2002

PHIPPS, OLA MYRTLE HONAKER Ola Myrtle Honaker Phipps, 92, of 1200 Carolina Ave., Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 18, 1909, the daughter of the late Henry Russell and Edie Ball Honaker. She was a member of First Methodist Church and attended Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. She was the widow of Cecil Phipps and was preceded in death by her daughter, Doris Jackson; sister, Faris Honaker; and brothers, Carl Honaker, Clyde Honaker and Claude Honaker. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Buddy Gilbert of Bristol, Tenn.; son-in-law, Carl Jackson of Bristol, Tenn.; brothers, Wallace Honaker of Bristol, Tenn., and Joe Honaker of Bristol, Va.; granddaughter, Karen Jackson; grandson and spouse, Kevin and Amy Gilbert; two great-grandchildren, Gwendolyn and Daniel Gilbert; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Mausoleum with Rev. Frank Lethcoe officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. The family would like to express appreciation to Louise Honaker and Phyllis Hughes for their love and faithfulness, to Dr. Jeffrey Ginther for the excellent care and to the nurses and staff of 3rd floor west at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 18, 2002

PHIPPS, OLA MYRTLE HONAKER Graveside services for Ola Myrtle Honaker Phipps will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Mausoleum with Rev. Frank Lethcoe officiating. Mrs. Phipps, 92, of 1200 Carolina Ave., Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 19, 2002

POTTER, EDITH FRESSIA Edith Fressia Potter, 72, of 238 Wallace Lane, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 10, 2002, at home. She was born Aug. 9, 1929, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Thelma Dollar Hilliard. She was a homemaker and had lived most of her life in Denton's Valley. Mrs. Potter was a member of South Chapel Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a brother, Vonley Hilliard. Survivors include her husband, Roby David "RD" Potter Jr.; three children and spouses, Carolyn and Joe Canter, Larry and Diana Widener and Joyce Ann and Wiley Gobble; grandchildren, Karen Bell, Chris Widener, Curtis Blankenship, Travis Fulton and Larry Sieck; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Haseltine Stuart and Margie Pickle; special friend and sister-in-law, Bell Arnold; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at 2 p.m. at South Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Maye and Rev. Floyd Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Potters Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 12, 2002

POTTER, EDITH FRESSIA Funeral services for Edith Fressia Potter will be conducted Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at 2 p.m. at South Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Maye and Rev. Floyd Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Potters Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends of the family. Mrs. Potter, 72, of 238 Wallace Lane, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 10, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

POTTER, GARY DEAN Gary Dean Potter, 56, of 214 Potter Lane, Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, March 22, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. A lifelong resident of the Bristol area, he was born Nov. 19, 1945, a son of the late Onnie and Elsie Potter. He was an employee with Cortrim Harwood Parts Co., and he was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Esther Holt. Survivors include his wife, Sue Potter; two children, Jacqueline Yeager and Michael Yeager; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Thurman Potter, Raymond and Margaret Potter and James and Sandra Potter, all of Bristol; four nieces; and one nephew. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Noah Stout officiating. The committal will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cox Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Rutherford, Gerald Vance, Oscar Steward, Eugene Rutherford, Danny Rutherford, Dan Rush and Arvel Woods. The family will receive friends Saturday following the chapel service at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 23, 2002

POTTER, PEARL FORD Pearl Ford Potter, 77, of 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died March 13, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late William and M. Elizabeth Gentry Ford. Mrs. Potter was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Co. and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, O'Dell J. Potter; sister, Thelma Widner; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 15, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Junior Holcomb, Thurman Gross, Frank Harr, Eric Rhymer, Gene Rogers, Eddie Collins and Michael Rhymer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 14, 2002

POTTER, PEARL FORD Funeral services for Pearl Ford Potter will be conducted Friday, March 15, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Junior Holcomb, Thurman Gross, Frank Harr, Eric Rhymer, Gene Rogers, Eddie Collins and Michael Rhymer. Mrs. Potter, 77, of 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died March 13, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 15, 2002

RITCHER, FRANCES MOORE Frances Moore Richter, 79, a resident of Cambridge House, died Monday, March 18, 2002. She was the daughter of the late W. Stuart and Nellie Hoover Moore. She was a former employee of Raytheon, Janie Hammit Home and Bristol Newspapers. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jo and Bill Russell of Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Dawn Richter of Bluff City; grandchildren, Katona, Jeremy and Brandon; and special nieces, Mary Jane, Lila and Patsy. She was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Lester MacKinnon and Brad Hale officiating. Those desiring may make memorials to Janie Hammit Home, 1225 Janie Hammit Drive, Bristol, Va. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Wednesday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 20, 2002

ROBERTS, PANSY ELLON Pansy Ellon Roberts, 87, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born on April 17, 1924, in Sullivan County, Tenn., a daughter of the late Eli Sells and Rosa Henry Sells Rose, she had resided in this area all of her life. Mrs. Roberts was a seamstress, retiring from Gordon Garment Company. She also had been employed at Big Jack Manufacturing and Carolyn’s Manufacturing. Mrs. Roberts had attended Bible Methodist Church since the early 1930s. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Survivors include one sister, Georgia Hardin of Bristol, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in the Chapel of Weaver Funeral Home. The Rev. David Wright will officiate. Burial services are private. The family will receive friends following services at the funeral home Tuesday. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 5, 2002

ROUSH, EMMA LOUISE Emma Louise Roush, 82, of Outlook Pointe, Bristol, Tenn., and formerly of Cleveland, Va., died Monday, March 4, 2002, in Cambridge House. She was a native of Hagerstown, Md., and had lived in this area for many years. She was a daughter of the late Albert and Ethel Butts Long and was the widow of Herbert Freeman Roush. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Beasley; and two brothers, Paul Long and Albert Long. Mrs. Roush was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Abingdon. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Brandes of Columbia, SC, and Barbara Jean Horner of Ijamsville, Md.; one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Debbie Dodson of Kingsport; three stepsons, Bill Roush, Jack Roush and Nathan Roush; one sister, Fern Martin of Waynesboro, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the graveside in Graham Cemetery, New Haven, W.Va., with the Rev. Jimmy Long officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Roush. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 7, 2002

ROUSH, EMMA LOUISE The funeral service for Emma Louise Roush will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the graveside in Graham Cemetery, New Haven, W.Va., with the Rev. Jimmy Long officiating. Mrs. Roush 82, of Outlook Pointe, Bristol, Tenn., and formerly of Cleveland, Va., died Monday, March 4, 2002, in Cambridge House. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Roush. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 8, 2002

SAMS, I. H. "IKE" BLUFF CITY -- I.H. "Ike" Sams Jr., 80, of 225 Walnut Grove Road died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at his residence. He was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Isam Harrison Sr. and Charmie Ethel Carmody Sams. He retired from Tennessee Eastman after 42 years of employment. He was a member of Bluff City United Methodist Church. Mr. Sams was the chaplain of Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge 444, a member of Mason Lodge Chapter 117 in Kingsport and the Lynn Bachman 195 Chapter Commandry 33. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Claude Sams; and one sister, Ruby Sams. Survivors include his wife, Maxie Eads Sams; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bill Fisher of Nashville; one son, Thomas Harrison Sams of Kingsport; one sister, Mary Carrier of Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2002, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City with the Rev. Karen Albers officiating. Graveside and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, from Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn. Masonic graveside service will be conducted by Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge 444. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mickey Forrester, Steve Skaggs, Mike Miller, Lenny Leonard, Glenn Courter, Freddie Leonard, Alan Durham and Brian Durham. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Hicks and members of Zollicoffer Lodge 444. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. from the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bluff City United Methodist Church, PO Box 190, Bluff City, TN 37618 or Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Jericho Temple, PO Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 15, 2002

SIMCOX, BARBARA JEAN BLUF CITY -- Barbara Jean Simcox, 60, of 433 Hayes Road Extension, Hickory Tree community, went to be with the Lord, Monday, March 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Sugar Grove, Va., and had lived all of her life in the Bristol area and was a graduate of Holston Valley High School. Mrs. Simcox was the widow of Stacy James Simcox. She was a retired employee of Gordon Garment, a member of Corner Stone Free Will Baptist Church, where she had taught primary Sunday School for several years and was a member of the church choir. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Rick Smith; grandsons, Tyler and Ryan; sisters, Mildred "Tootsie" Allison, Mabel Morrell and Lucille Smith; brother, Alfred Rex Bullins; several nieces and nephews; and special lifelong friend, Patricia Hewlett. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Corner Stone Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Rowlette and Rev. Jimmy Gross officiating. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Lockner, Jim Gross, Jack Wood, Allen Jackson, Sam Cox and Nolan Bryant. Special thanks to Dr. Fred Greear and Dr. Michael Baron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Corner Stone Free Will Baptist Church, 300 Henson Lane, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

SIMCOX, BARBARA JEAN BLUF CITY -- Barbara Jean Simcox, 60, of 433 Hayes Road Extension, Hickory Tree community, went to be with the Lord, Monday, March 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Sugar Grove, Va., and had lived all of her life in the Bristol area and was a graduate of Holston Valley High School. Mrs. Simcox was the widow of Stacy James Simcox and was preceded in death by her mother, Sara Frances Hayes. She was a retired employee of Gordon Garment, a member of Corner Stone Free Will Baptist Church, where she had taught primary Sunday school for several years and was a member of the church choir. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Rick Smith; grandsons, Tyler and Ryan; sisters, Mildred "Tootsie" Allison, Mabel Morrell and Lucille Smith; brother, Alfred Rex Bullins; several nieces and nephews; and special lifelong friend, Patricia Hewlett. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Corner Stone Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Rowlette and Rev. Jimmy Gross officiating. Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Lockner, Jim Gross, Jack Wood, Allen Jackson, Sam Cox and Nolan Bryant. Special thanks to Dr. Fred Greear and Dr. Michael Baron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Corner Stone Free Will Baptist Church, 300 Henson Lane, Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 14, 2002

SMALLING, CHARLES RONALD Sr. BLUFF CITY -- Charles Ronald Smalling Sr., 62, of 260 Beaver Road died Monday, March 18, 2002. Mr. Smalling was born Jan. 27, 1940, a son of the late Sam Sr. and Ennis Wanda Goggle Smalling and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a 1957 graduate of Tennessee High and attended ETSU. He was a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church and had been a U.S. Army reservist. At the time of his death he was the manager of Grand Home Furnishings. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Marlene Blevins Smalling; three children, Dr. Charles Ronald Smalling Jr. and his wife, Colleen, Aaron Matthew Smalling and Terra Smalling; a brother, Sam Smalling Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Burton officiating. Entombment service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home and other times at the home of a daughter Terra, River Bend Subdivision, 348 River Road, Bluff City. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 20, 2002

SMALLING, CHARLES RONALD BLUFF CITY -- Entombment service for Charles Ronald Smalling Sr. will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel. Mr. Smalling, 62, of 260 Beaver Road, died Monday, March 18, 2002. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 21, 2002

SMITH, CALVIN DOUGLAS Calvin Douglas Smith Sr., 72, of 27 24th St. died Monday, March 11, 2002, in Bristol Nursing Home. Born in North Carolina to Fred and Bertha Mare Moore Smith, he had lived in Bristol for the past 42 years. He was a retired salesman from Ronco Foods. His wife, Lee Smith and two sons, C. Douglas Smith of Bristol, Tenn., and Bruce Smith of Erwin, Tenn., survive him. Four daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Fred Nidiffer of Sevierville, Tenn., Missy and George Wilson of Crandall, Texas, Leigh Anne and David King of Lakeland, Fla., and Pamela and Mark Hyman of Roanoke, Texas; two sisters, Pansy Bechtell of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Barbara Stowe of Clover, SC The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 till 8 p.m. at Castle Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Thursday evening in Castle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tony Trunnell and Bryan Reed officiating. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Shell Cemetery in Piney Flats. Pallbearers will be Bob Long, Jim Tate, Lonnie Barrett, Robert McReynolds, Jim Smith and Ron Paxton. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Combs, Ted Ellis and Logan Kaylor. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Smith family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

SMITH, CALVIN DOUGLAS Graveside service for Calvin Douglas Smith Sr. will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Shell Cemetery in Piney Flats. Pallbearers will be Bob Long, Jim Tate, Lonnie Barrett, Robert McReynolds, Jim Smith and Ron Paxton. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Combs, Ted Ellis and Logan Kaylor. Mr. Smith, 72, of 27 24th St. died Monday, March 11, 2002, in Bristol Nursing Home. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Smith family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 15, 2002

SPICER, RUBY PIPPIN LITTLEFORD Ruby Pippin Littleford Spicer, 86, of 1216 Norway, Bristol, Va., passed away, March 18, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Sanford Pippin and Mae Worley Pippin. She was a native of Bristol, Va. Ruby owned and operated a very successful hair styling business, Ruby's United Hair Designers, for more than 50 years, servicing many customers and clients throughout the Tri-Cities area. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bristol, Va. Ruby was preceded in death by her first husband, C.W. Littleford, in 1986; also by six brothers, Orville, Teddy, Ed, Harmie, Carl and William Pippin; and two sisters, Lucille Pippin Lytz and Margaret Pippin Novak. She is survived by her husband, Donald B. Spicer of the home; her son, Stanley P. Littleford; her daughter-in-law, Kathleen D. Littleford of Bristol, Va.; two grandsons, Anthony Charles Littleford and Christopher Jason Littleford; and her great-granddaughter, Kailey Paige Littleford. She is also survived by three stepchildren, Eric Spicer, Michael Spicer and Sharon Raulerson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Stancil officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eric Spicer, Mike Smith, Johnny Johnson, Randy Johnson, Tim Smith, Gordon Littleford, Mickey Pippin and Jeff Hashbarger. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present associates of Ruby's. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Spicer. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 20, 2002

SPICER, RUBY PIPPIN LITTLEFORD Funeral services for Ruby Pippin Littleford Spicer will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Stancil officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eric Spicer, Mike Smith, Johnny Johnson, Randy Johnson, Tim Smith, Gordon Littleford, Mickey Pippin and Jeff Hashbarger. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present associates of Ruby's. Mrs. Spicer, 86, of 1216 Norway, Bristol, Va., passed away, March 18, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Spicer. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 21, 2002

STURGILL, CLEMMIE The committal service for Clemmie Sturgill will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Susong Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons Phillip Sturgill, Mark Sturgill, Patrick Sturgill, Steve McNally, John George, Steve George, Richard George and Brian George. Honorary pallbearer will be Jabe Monroe. Mrs. Sturgill, 101, of Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Valley Health Care Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 15, 2002

TANNER, SHARON LYNN Sharon Lynn Tanner, 41, of 177A Second St., Bristol, Va., passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at home after a long battle with cancer. She was born May 25, 1961, in Bristol, Tenn., to Charlie Miller and Willie Mae Ferguson Miller. Surviving are her husband, Jerry Tanner of Bristol, Va.; son, Kalem Tanner of the home; daughter, Sarah Hudson James of Blountville; mother, Willie Mae Miller of Bristol, Tenn.; sisters, Wanda Meredith of Piney Flats, Donna Sage, Kathy Crowe, Sindy Richards and Vickie McElhaney, all of Bristol, Tenn.; brothers, Bobby Miller of Bluff City, William Curtis Miller of Bristol, Tenn., Mike Miller of Bristol, Va., Roger Allen Miller of Bristol, Tenn., and Danny Miller of Mountain City; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Tanner was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Miller; and brother, Ricky Miller. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Brad Perry officiating, assisted by Roland Whittemore. Honorary pallbearers, Lee Hudson, Ray Sage, Wayne Meredith, Butch Brown, John James and Gary Bernard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 15, 2002

TANNER, SHARON L. Funeral services for Sharon L. Tanner will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Brad Perry officiating, assisted by Roland Whittemore. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Hudson, Ray Sage, Wayne Meredith, Butch Brown, John James and Gary Bernard. Mrs. Tanner, 41, of 177A Second St., Bristol, Va., passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at home after a long battle with cancer. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 16, 2002

TATE, RUSSELL ELIZABETHTON -- Russell Tate, 81, formerly of Cedar Avenue, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, following an extended illness. A native of Scott County and former resident of Mendota, he had resided in Elizabethton since 1972. He was the son of the late Henry and Minnie Booker Tate. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Vermillion; an infant sister, Ruth; and a special friend, Lillie Williams. Survivors include two brothers, Ernest L. Tate of Piqua, Ohio, and Roscoe Tate of Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews also survive. The graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn., with Rev. Rick Meade and Rev. James Meade officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, for the graveside service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 24, 2002

TAUSCHER, MARY ELIZABETH Mary Elizabeth Tauscher, 81, of Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. A daughter of the late Leo Bottom and Leona Collins Bottom, she was raised in Danville, Ky., before moving to Bristol in 1941. She attended Virginia Intermont College and was a former member of Blue Ridge Garden Club. A member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, she had most recently attended Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, David M. Tauscher Sr. Survivors include two sons, Randy C. Tauscher and his wife Theda of Bristol, Tenn., and David M. Tauscher Jr. and his wife Patsy of Blountville; three grandsons, Adam C. Tauscher, David C. Tauscher and Matthew Spriggs; one granddaughter, Nicole Frazier; two great-grandchildren, Hunter Frazier and Radley Frazier; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Tauscher also leaves behind several special friends at Bristol Regional Medical Center who became family to her. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Oakley-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Blackburn officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6 until 7:45 p.m. Tuesday evening. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Breeding, Dr. Greg Keith, Carl Sproles, David Dosey, William Foulkner and Allen Haga. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Harkleroad, Dr. Tagert, Dr. Byers, Dr. McSharry and Dr. Baron. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Tauscher have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, Tenn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 19, 2002

TAUSCHER, MARY ELIZABETH The committal service and interment for Mary Elizabeth Tauscher will be conducted at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Breeding, Dr. Greg Keith, Carl Sproles, David Dosey, William Foulkner and Allen Haga. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Harkleroad, Dr. Tagert, Dr. Byers, Dr. McSharry and Dr. Baron. Mrs. Tauscher, 81, of Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Tauscher have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, Tenn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 20, 2002

TORBETT, VIRGINIA CARR Virginia Carr Torbett, 89, of Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, March 29, 2002, at home. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late J. Herbert and Mabel H. Carr. She was the widow of Conley C. Torbett Jr. and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her daughter, Connie T. Pendergrass of Bluff City; a grandson, J. Scott Pendergrass and his wife, Brandy; and great-grandson, Christopher of Bristol; a sister, Margaret Stout; two sisters-in-law, Helen T. Cooper and Mary Ann Knox; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and two special friends, Linda Garris and Debbie Eaton. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Monday morning in Chapel of Memories in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery. Burial will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimers Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37601, Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or to a charity of choice. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Torbett have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 30, 2002

TORBETT, VIRGINIA CARR The funeral service for Virginia Carr Torbett will be conducted at 11 o'clock Monday morning in Chapel of Memories in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery. Burial will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimers Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37601, Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or to a charity of choice. Mrs. Torbett, 89, of Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, March 29, 2002, at home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Torbett have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 31, 2002

TOWNSEND, HERBERT WINTON Herbert Winton Townsend, 71, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, in the Johnston Memorial Hospital. Born to Edward Charles and Amanda Belle Uwing Townsend, he was a lifelong resident of Bristol, Va., and a self-employed painter. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Blackwell Townsend, in 1981. His brothers, George and Floyd, also preceded him. Surviving are his daughters, Thelma Lawson, Damascus, Donna Townsend, North Carolina, Janice Snead, Abingdon, Sandra Trivett, Bristol, Va., Joy Vaughn, Kingsport, Vickie McMahon, Greeneville, Tenn., and Susan Canter, Bristol, Va.; along with his brothers, John Townsend of Abingdon, Jess Townsend and Richard Townsend, both of Bristol, Va.; his sisters, Audrey Goodman and Rachel Moore, both of Danville, Va., also survive; along with 15 grandchildren. Graveside service will be Tuesday, March 5, at 2 p.m. in the Valley View Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Banks officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Townsend family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 4, 2002

TRAVELSTEAD, JENNY LEE Jenny Lee Travelstead, 35, of 325 Edmond St., Bristol, Va., died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at her residence. Jenny had lived most of her life in Bristol. She was a daughter of Jim and Jo Travelstead of New Braunfels, Texas. Jenny attended The Wood's School, Langhorne, PA, for five years and graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School. She worked at Bristol Sheltered Workshop and Piccadilly Cafeteria. In addition to her parents, survivors include two sisters, Jodie Travelstead and her husband, Eddie Conley, of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Julia Travelstead Hunt and her husband, Chad, of New Braunfels; her maternal grandmother, Lois A. Wayland of Crescent, Iowa; a nephew, Sean Nave; and a special friend and companion, Bobby Jones of Bristol, Va. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, March 14, in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be sent to the Morrison School, Scholarship Fund, 139 Terrace Drive, Bristol, VA 24202. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements especially for Jenny have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 13, 2002

TRAVELSTEAD, JENNY LEE The funeral service for Jenny Lee Travelstead will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, March 14, in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be sent to the Morrison School, Scholarship Fund, 139 Terrace Drive, Bristol, VA 24202. Miss Travelstead, 35, of 325 Edmond St., Bristol, Va., died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at her residence. Arrangements especially for Jenny have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 14, 2002

TRIVETT, WILLIE R. Willie R. Trivett, 98, of 116 Elizabeth St., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002, at National Health Care, Bristol, Va. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, born Dec. 13, 1903, a daughter of the late James and Mary Elizabeth Sharrett. Mrs. Trivett was the widow of John W. Trivett and for many years were the owners and operators of Trivett Grocery on East State Street. Survivors include one son, William E. "Bill" Trivett; two daughters, Dorothy T. Smith and Norma J. Cox.; special granddaughter, Patty Feathers; one grandson, William Trivett Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Rebecca Feathers. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 23, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Scott Price officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 22, 2002

TRIVETT, WILLIE R. Funeral services for Willie R. Trivett will be conducted Saturday, March 23, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Scott Price officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Trivett, 98, of 116 Elizabeth St., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002, at National Health Care, Bristol, Va. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 23, 2002

VARTAN, ALMAS D. Interment of Almas D. Vartan will be Friday, March 1, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Mrs. Vartan, 96, of Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Cambridge House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 1, 2002

WALL, ELIZABETH ANN Elizabeth Ann Wall, of 101 Dairy Circle Drive, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Feb. 28, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Hobert W. Richards and Eva Carter Richards and was preceded in death by her brother, Delaney Carter Richards. Mrs. Wall was a graduate of Virginia Intermont and ETSU, and was a retired Sullivan County teacher, having taught at Miller Perry Elementary School in Colonial Heights. She was a member of Lovelace Baptist Church in Fall Branch, Tenn.; Fort Chiswell Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution; Wilderness Trail Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century; and the Blue Ridge Pottery Club. Survivors include her husband, Reverend W. Joe Wall Jr.; her daughter and son-in-law, Robin W. Bagnall and Gary Bagnall of Bristol, Va.; a granddaughter, Carter Grace Bagnall of Bristol, Va.; a nephew, Doug Richards of Johnson City; an aunt, Mrs. Elsie Miller of Hiltons, Va.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Richards of Bristol, Tenn. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 o'clock Sunday evening, March 3, at State Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Jane Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 6:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service. The burial will be private. Friends may also call at the home of Gary and Robin Bagnall, 522 Lee St., Bristol, Va. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Wall have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 2, 2002

WALL, ELIZABETH ANN The funeral service for Elizabeth Ann Wall will be conducted at 7 o'clock Sunday evening, March 3, at State Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Jane Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 6:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service. The burial will be private. Mrs. Wall, of 101 Dairy Circle Drive, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Feb. 28, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Wall have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 3, 2002

WALLACE, RAY JAMES "RJ" Ray James "R.J." Wallace, 78, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at his residence. He was born Aug. 28, 1923, the son of the late Ray and Pearl Mullins Wallace. He was a retired store operator and attended Sinking Springs United Methodist Church. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Donna Wallace of Bristol, Tenn.; sisters, Wilma Bebber and Ada Reed of Bristol, Tenn.; one niece; and several nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Goforth officiating. Committal services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holston Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include: Danny Peters, Larry Peters, Jack Brookshire, Gordon Brookshire, Roger Hinkle, Bob Rogers and Fred Herndon. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 15, 2002

WALLACE, RAY JAMES "RJ" Committal services for Ray James "R.J." Wallace will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holston Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include Danny Peters, Larry Peters, Jack Brookshire, Gordon Brookshire, Roger Hinkle, Bob Rogers and Fred Herndon. Mr. Wallace, 78, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at his residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 16, 2002

WHITE, RICKY JAMES Ricky James White Sr., 45, of 245 Magnolia Drive, Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 23, 2002, at home. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, a graduate of Virginia High School, former employee of Bristol Brass and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. White was preceded in death by his father, Earnest James White. Survivors include his mother, Doris White; two sons, Ricky James White Jr. and Jeffery Allen White; granddaughter, Desiree Star White; sister and brother-in-law, Linda Carol and Ray Allen Peters; two brothers, Gary Lynn White and Timothy Lee White; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 26, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 25, 2002

WHITE, RICKY JAMES Funeral services for Ricky James White Sr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Mr. White, 45, of 245 Magnolia Drive, Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 23, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR 26, 2002

WYATT, VIRGINIA E. Virginia E. Wyatt, 80, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was born Sept. 18, 1921, the daughter of the late Edward L. and Mittie Moore Blevins. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was formerly employed by Westbury Fashions. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the widow of Cecil D. Wyatt and was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Misty Dawn Wilson. Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Allen Booher of Bluff City and Sue and Terry Wilson of Bluff City; grandson, Jeffrey Wilson of Bluff City; brother, Roland D. Blevins of Alexandria, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Tony Trunnell officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and other times at the home of either of the daughters. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 7, 2002

WYATT, VIRGINIA E. Graveside services for Virginia E. Wyatt will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Tony Trunnell officiating. Mrs. Wyatt, 80, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAR. 8, 2002


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