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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER May 2002

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ADDAIR, JAMES LUNDY Rev. Reverend James Lundy Addair (Preacher Jim), 85, of 224 Ramey Road, Bristol, Tenn., formerly of Beartown, W.Va., went to meet his Savior Sunday, May 12, 2002, at his residence. Reverend Addair was born Jan. 28, 1917, to John H. and Nannie Smith Addair. He was a retired minister of the Church of the Living God and a retired coal miner. He had preached the precious word of God for more than 50 years and had pastored many churches in the area. He was known for his love and devotion to God and won many souls for the kingdom in his ministry. He attended Shelby Street Church of God. His daughter, Lori Cross-Hobson and husband Terry survive him, along with three sons and daughters-in-law, James Stanley and Gin Addair, North Tazewell, Va., John Stephen and Patsy Addair of Bradshaw, W.Va., and Carl Thomas and Judy Addair of Bristol, Tenn. Brother, Oliver (Dobb) Addair of Iaeger, W.Va., also survives. Thirteen grandchildren, Jay Addair, Shonna Addair Whittaker, Stephen Addair, Jeanna Addair Cook, Bobby Addair, Tommy Addair, Jamie Addair, Annie Addair Lester, Tina Cross Greer, Dustin Cross, Larry Duncan Jr., Chase Hobson and Carmen Hobson Roberts also survive. He also had 17 great-grandchildren surviving him. Preacher Jim was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Tom, Ed and Ernie Addair; four sisters, Audrey Addair Porter, Hattie Addair Lowe, Kathern Addair Varady and Janet Addair Riffe; and two grandsons, Tony Addair and Billy Joe Cross. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 Tuesday evening, May 14, 2002, at Castle Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held after visitation. The body will be taken to his home church in Garland, W.Va., on Wednesday, May 25, 2002, and the funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday there with burial to be in Viers Cemetery in Bradshaw. A special friend, Snowey Hobdson, also survives. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Fanning Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral and burial. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Addair family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 2002

BEIDLEMAN, MARION ELIZABETH BOOHER SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -- Marion Elizabeth Booher Beidleman, 90, a longtime resident of the Emmett Community, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was the daughter of the late Cornilius and Marion Warren Booher. She was a retired teacher with the Sullivan County School System with over 37 years of service, a graduate of Virginia Intermont College and E.T.S.U., a member of T.E.A. and N.E.A. and a member of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair Beidleman; a son, Joseph Beidleman; and a sister, Lucy Wood. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and James C. Stergios II, Bristol, Va., sons and daughter-in-law, James C. and Sharon Beidleman, Benton, Miss., and Wynn Beidleman, Bristol, Tenn.; nephew, John W. Wood Jr., Bristol, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Norma Beidleman, Blountville; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Andrew Spence officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Marty Livingston, Rich Dancaster, Chris Morrell, Jason Smith, Andy Wood, Andy Nicely, Joey Beidleman, James Stergios III and Benjamin Booher. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hickory Tree Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 13, 2002

BEIDLEMAN, MARION ELIZABETH BOOHER SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. – Funeral services for Marion Elizabeth Booher Beidleman will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Andrew Spence officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Marty Livingston, Rich Dancaster, Chris Morrell, Jason Smith, Andy Wood, Andy Nicely, Joey Beidleman, James Stergios III and Benjamin Booher. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hickory Tree Rescue Squad. Mrs. Beidleman, 90, a longtime resident of the Emmett Community, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 2002

BELLAMY, CARLOS Carlos Bellamy of Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Jane Reynolds Bellamy; three children; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2002, at First United Methodist Church after which the family will receive friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN 37620, the Bristol Cancer Association, 26 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201 or The American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program, National Call Center, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 47720. A complete obituary and funeral notice will be in the Friday, May 17, 2002, edition of the Bristol Herald Courier. Arrangements especially for Mr. Bellamy are being made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 2002

BELLAMY, CARLOS Carlos Bellamy of Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a native of Bristol and the son of the late William Claude and Beulah Bellamy. He graduated from Bristol Virginia High School and Emory & Henry College, where he was a member of Beta Lambda Zeta fraternity. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was retired from Raytheon Co. Carlos was a member of the Bristol Virginia Senior Show Choir, was on the board of the Bristol Cancer Association and was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of almost 45 years, Jane Reynolds Bellamy; three much-loved children, Steve Bellamy of Bristol, Tim Bellamy of San Francisco and Kristin Flint of Chattanooga; a special daughter-in-law, Anne Helmstadter; two wonderful grandchildren, Rachel and Spencer Ward, who gave him so much pleasure, and a third grandchild expected in June; one sister, Rosemary Leonard; and a special friend from childhood, Tom Tollie, both of Bristol. Another special friend, Rev. Henry Holt preceded him in death last month. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2002, at First United Methodist Church with Dr. David St. Clair officiating and Rev. Karen Albers assisting. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church following the service. The family would like to thank Dr. Terry Forrest, Dr. Doug Green and the staff of the Bristol Fresenius Out Patient Dialysis Center for their tender loving care. They also want to thank the Bristol Virginia Senior Show Choir and Danny Hill, director, for their love and concern and for letting him be a part of their group and play Barney Fife in one of the skits. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN 37620, Bristol Cancer Association, 26 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201 or Bristol Virginia Senior Show Choir, c/o D. Lauzon, 324 Bellemead Circle, Bristol, VA 24201 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements especially for Mr. Bellamy are being made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 17, 2002

BELLAMY, CARLOS A memorial service for Carlos Bellamy will be conducted at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2002, at First United Methodist Church with Dr. David St. Clair officiating and Rev. Karen Albers assisting. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN 37620, Bristol Cancer Association, 26 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201 or Bristol Virginia Senior Show Choir, c/o D. Lauzon, 324 Bellemead Circle, Bristol, VA 24201 or to a charity of your choice. Mr. Bellamy of Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements especially for Mr. Bellamy are being made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 2002

BOWERS, RUTH JOHNSON "Toots" Mrs. Ruth Johnson "Toots" Bowers, 66, of 1116 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, April 23, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Sullivan County, and a daughter of the late Hurst and Sarah Rogers Johnson. She was a retired employee of Smith-Kline Beecham and a member of The Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, Fred Bowers; and daughter and son-in-law Gail and Jerry Miller of Bristol, Tenn. Funeral services will be conducted 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlett and Rev. Howard Campbell officiating. The family wishes to honor Minister Mickey Rogers posthumously. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Rooty Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the funeral service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 2002

BOWERS, RUTH JOHNSON "Toots" Graveside services for Mrs. Ruth Johnson "Toots" Bowers will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Rooty Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the funeral service. Mrs. Bowers, 66, of 1116 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, April 23, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 2002

BOWMAN, ARLIE RAY PINEY FLATS -- Arlie Ray Bowman, 33, of 345 Spangler Road Lot 7 passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn. Born Oct. 2, 1969, in Sullivan County, a son of William R. Bowman of Blountville and the late Linda Williams Bowman, he has resided in this area all of his life. Mr. Bowman was a lighting technician working with K-VA-T Food Stores. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Bowman was a fireman serving with the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department. He will be remembered as a loving husband, son and brother who loved fishing, the Volunteer Fire Department and his work. Mr. Bowman is survived by his wife of four years, Sherry Gibson Bowman of the home; his father, William R. Bowman Sr. of Blountville; one sister, Teresa Whitaker of Bristol, Tenn.; two brothers, William R. Bowman Jr. and wife, Freda, of Blountville and Brian Keith Bowman of Blountville; three nieces; one nephew; and one great-nephew. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Larry Hall and the Rev. Gene Hammond will officiate. Burial will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2002, in Crumley Cemetery with full firefighter rites accorded by the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department. Pallbearers will be Chief Brad Tate, Assistant Chief Chad Brooks Sr., Capt. Wendell Clark, Capt. Eric Wilson Sr., Lt. Rusty Scott and Lt. Charlie Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be William R. Bowman Sr., William R. Bowman Jr. and Brian Keith Bowman. Family, friends and firefighters will assemble at the funeral home by 1 p.m. Sunday and then proceed to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 551, Blountville, TN 37617. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 2002

BOWMAN, ARLIE RAY PINEY FLATS -- Burial for Arlie Ray Bowman will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2002, in Crumley Cemetery with full firefighter rites accorded by Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department. Pallbearers will be Chief Brad Tate, Assistant Chief Chad Brooks Sr., Capt. Wendell Clark, Capt. Eric Wilson Sr., Lt. Rusty Scott and Lt. Charlie Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be William R. Bowman Sr., William R. Bowman Jr. and Brian Keith Bowman. Family, friends and firefighters will assemble at the funeral home by 1 p.m. Sunday and then proceed to the cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 551, Blountville, TN 37617. Mr. Bowman, 33, of 345 Spangler Road Lot 7, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 2002

BROWN, LILLIE "PENNY" Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie (Penny) Brown will be conducted Sunday, May 26, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. from New Hope Baptist Church. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. William J. Reid, Rev. Dr. Willis A. Johnson, Pastor Ann Johnson and Rev. William Austin officiating. Mrs. Brown was a native of Bristol, a very loyal member of New Hope Baptist Church, where she was the director of the women's choir, and an usher. She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College and a teacher in the Headstart program for more than 22 years. Her survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Kimberly Prabhakar of Concord, NC.; one son, Lowell Brown Jr. of Bristol, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Adauzea Swann Prabhakar; two brothers, Alford Smith of Detroit and John Smith of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Pamela Smith Pope of Bristol, Va., Mrs. Ada (Pat) Smith Black of Detroit and Mrs. Barbara Smith Beidleman of Bristol, Va.; one uncle, Eakwood Logan of Meadowview; four aunts, Mrs. Bernice (Tootie) Washington of Bristol, Va., Mrs. Ann Montgomery of Detroit, Mrs. Lonnie Logan of Meadowview and Mrs. Edith Smith of Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews; son-in-law, Shekhar Prabhakar; and daughter-in-law, Sonia Brown. The family will receive friends at her home, 708 Portsmouth Ave., Bristol, Va., Saturday, May 24. and the family will receive friends at New Hope Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 713 Randall Expressway, Bristol, VA 24201. Robinson Mortuary, Inc., is serving the family of Mrs. Lillie (Penny) Brown. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 22, 2002

BROWN, LILLIE "Penny" Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie (Penny) Brown will be conducted Sunday, May 26, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. from New Hope Baptist Church. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. William J. Reid, Rev. Dr. Willis A. Johnson, Pastor Ann Johnson and Rev. William Austin officiating. The family will receive friends at home, 708 Portsmouth Ave., Bristol, Va., Saturday, May 24, and the family will receive friends at New Hope Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 713 Randall Expressway, Bristol, VA 24201. Mrs. Brown, 56, of 708 Portsmouth Ave., Bristol, Va., died Monday, May 20, 2002, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Robinson Mortuary Inc. is serving the family of Mrs. Lillie (Penny) Brown. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 23, 2002

CARRIER, JEAN F. Jean F. Carrier, 85, of Edgemont Towers, Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn. She was born Oct. 27, 1916, in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Harry and Mary Fehrenberg. A housewife, she lived in Bristol most of her life. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Lee (Pete) Carrier Sr. Survivors include one son, E.L. (Buddy) Carrier Jr. of Abingdon; two daughters, Jean Blankenbecler and Delma Slagle, both of Bristol, Tenn.; and a sister, Harriet Wilson of Kingwood, Texas. Also surviving are six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one expected great-grandchild. A memorial service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Woodlawn Baptist Church, Bristol, Tenn., with Rev. Steve Playl officiating. Interment will follow at Shelby Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church, 1400 Southside Ave., Bristol, Tenn. Friends may call at the home of the son, Buddy Carrier, 16332 Southwood Drive., Abingdon, or daughter, Delma Slagle, 120 Cliffwood Rd., Bristol, Tenn., at any time. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 28, 2002

CARRIER, JEAN F. A memorial service for Jean F. Carrier will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Woodlawn Baptist Church, Bristol, Tenn., with Rev. Steve Playl officiating. Interment will follow at Shelby Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church, 1400 Southside Ave., Bristol, Tenn. Mrs. Carrier, 85, of Edgemont Towers, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 29, 2002

CHASE, WALTER BUCK Walter Buck Chase, 52, of 133 Spring Valley Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Walter S. and Virginia Buck Chase. He was employed by Raytheon as a senior planner. He was a member of Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge 444. Survivors include his wife, Susan Marilyn Law Chase; three sons, Shaun Michael Chase of New York, Justin Law Chase of Bluff City and Joshua Allen Chase of Bristol, Tenn.; one grandson, Logan McKenzie Chase; and sister, Joann Easton of Bangor, Maine. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted by Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge 444 Thursday, May 16, 2002, at 7 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 16, 2002

CHURCH, JERRY C. Jerry C. Church, 55, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was a son of the late J.C. and Annis Church of Bristol, Va., a member of Fleenor's Memorial Church and a veteran of the Vietnam conflict. Surviving are his wife, Helen; two sons, Jerry Lee Church of Cartersville, Ga., and Michael Allen Church of Downingtown, Pa.; three sisters, Carolina Hammond and Naomi Marcelle, both of Warrenton, Va., and Janice White of Coatesville, Pa.; three brothers, Boyce Church of Lititz, Pa., and Larry Church and David Church, both of Bristol, Va.; and four grandchildren. In respecting Mr. Church's request, no public service will be held. Mountain Empire Cremation of Elizabethton is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 17, 2002

CHURCH, JERRY C. Graveside services for Jerry C. Church will be held on Monday, May 20, at noon at the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tenn. VFW Post 6975 of Bristol, Tenn., will be providing the military honors. Mr. Church, 55, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 2002

CHURCH, JERRY C. Graveside services for Jerry C. Church will be held Monday, May 20, at noon at the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tenn. VFW Post 6975 of Bristol, Tenn., will be providing the military honors. Mr. Church, 55, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home. Mountain Empire Cremation, Elizabethton, Tenn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 19, 2002

CLARK, DAN H. Dan H. Clark, 70, of 172 Rock Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 2, 2002, at his residence. He was the son of the late Roda and Mary Leonard Clark and was retired from the Bristol Tennessee Electric System. He was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War and was a member of VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Jean (Large) Clark; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Colan Banks of Bristol, Tenn.; sister Frances King of Piney Flats, Tenn.; two nieces; and one nephew. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cass Farrior officiating. Committal services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Pallbearers include Gene Kimberlin, Gary Vance, Joe Musser, Arthur White, William Newton, John King and Nathan Stover. Honorary pallbearers include Edward Booher, Wayne Jones, Elmer Barker, Billy Phillips, Larry Banks, Jimmy Johnston, Gene Willis and the retired employees of the Bristol Tennessee Electric System. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Steven Hanor, Dr. Denny Gash and Dr. Robert Blanton and their staffs. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 30, 2002

CLARK, DAN H. Dan H. Clark, 70, of 172 Rock Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 29, 2002, at his residence. He was the son of the late Roda and Mary Leonard Clark and was retired from the Bristol Tennessee Electric System. He was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War and was a member of VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Jean (Large) Clark; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Colan Banks of Bristol, Tenn.; sister Frances King of Piney Flats; two nieces; and one nephew. Committal services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Pallbearers include Gene Kimberlin, Gary Vance, Joe Musser, Arthur White, William Newton, John King and Nathan Stover. Honorary pallbearers include Edward Booher, Wayne Jones, Elmer Barker, Billy Phillips, Larry Banks, Jimmy Johnston, Gene Willis and the retired employees of the Bristol Tennessee Electric System. The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Steven Hanor, Dr. Denny Gash and Dr. Robert Blanton and their staffs. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 31, 2002

COUNTS, FRANCES MAE Mrs. Frances Mae Counts, 68, died Friday in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Washington County. She was the widow of the late Lee Edward Counts and the daughter of the late Susie Kathleen Rosenbaum. She was a member of Northfolk Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Sue Marlow of Bristol, Va., and Patricia Ann Flagle of Bristol, Tenn.; six sons, Johnny Wayne Marlow of Wise, Micheal Lee Marlow of Bristol, Tenn., Robert Edward Marlow of Bristol, Va., Gregory Allen Marlow of Wise, Lee Edward Counts Jr. of Bristol, Va., and Jeffery Brian Counts of Wise; six half-brothers, Robert Rosenbaum, James Rosenbaum, John Rosenbaum, Gene Rosenbaum, Jerry Rosenbaum and Donnie Rosenbaum, all of Abingdon; four half-sisters, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mary Sullins and Janie Bowman, all of Abingdon, and Betty King of Bristol, Va.; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Counts. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 2002

CRABTREE, ARTHUR "ART" Arthur "Art" Crabtree, 82, of Avoca Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at home. Born in Tompkinsville, Ky., he had resided in the Tri-Cities area for a number of years. He had worked as an auditor at several motels, hotels and resort areas throughout the Southeast, including the Tri-Cities. Mr. Crabtree was a Protestant. His wife, Janette Danielson Crabtree; a brother, Grover Crabtree; and his parents, Fred and Oline Kidwell Crabtree, preceded him in death. Surviving are a special sister-in-law, Lucy Hincke of Kingsport; and several friends who loved him. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with The Rev. Suzanne Smitherman officiating. Those planning to attend should meet at the cemetery. Friends will be received at the cemetery immediately following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Crabtree family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 9, 2002

CRINER, PEGGY RUTH Peggy Ruth Criner, 81, a long-time resident of Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, May 27, following a long illness at Spring Meadows Health Care Center in Clarksville, Tenn. Peggy was the widow of Dallas A. Criner, also a long-time resident of Bristol, who worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Mrs. Criner was the daughter of the late George Lipps and Mary Dean of Wise. She is survived by a son, Larry Criner of Chester, NJ; a daughter, Pamela Jones of Franklin, Tenn.; two grandsons, Laird and Gregory Criner; a granddaughter, Katherine Jones; two great-grandchildren, Ilona and Laird Criner; three sisters, Jane Clayton of Sarasota, Fla., Virginia Hayes of Memphis and Jeanette Gamble of Knoxville. A private graveside service was held May 29, at Glenwood Cemetery. The family asks for condolences be mailed to 832 Abington Way, Franklin, TN 37060 and donations be made in memory of Peggy Criner to the National Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611. East Lawn Funeral Home served the Criner family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 30, 2002

CRUSENBERRY, CHRISTOPHER W. Christopher W. Crusenberry, 27, of Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, in Kingsport. He was a native and lifelong resident of the Bristol area. Survivors include his daughter, Kimberly Crusenberry; two sons, Skyler Crusenberry and Gabriel Crusenberry; mother and stepfather, Sharon and David Humphreys; father, Warren Crusenberry of Bristol, Va.; two brothers, Lee Crusenberry of Korea and Nathaniel Sanchez of Japan; three sisters, Tracie Sanchez, Terra Sanchez and Angela Crusenberry, all of Bristol; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and significant others, Selena and Christopher Carroll. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002, at the graveside in High Point Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. A note from his Mom: "My precious son, I will miss looking in your beautiful eyes, seeing your wonderful smile and basking in all the love that came from your great, big heart. I love you, Mom." Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 4, 2002

DAGGS, ANNA YVONNE NORFOLK -- Anna Yvonne Daggs, 58, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at home. Born in Bristol, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Mildred Cleo Daggs. She had lived in Norfolk since she was 18. She attended Slater High School and played basketball for the Slater Wolverines. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, where she served as church secretary. Surviving are son, Steven Daggs of Salisbury, Md.; daughters Michelle Riddick of Virginia Beach and Angela Daggs and Regina Daggs, both of Norfolk; brothers Eddie Daggs of Hampton, Va., and John Daggs of Bristol, Va.; sisters Kathy Daggs of Bristol, Va., and Vera Henderson of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Wednesday in Hampton. Information courtesy of Robinson Mortuary, Inc BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 2002

DUNCAN, GARNETT ODELL ABINGDON -- Mr. Garnett Odell Duncan, 84, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a member of McCabe Oddfellow Lodge for over 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Frances N. Duncan; one son, Ronald Odell Duncan of Atlanta; one brother, Woodrow Duncan of Meadowview; two grandchildren, David and Craig Duncan; two step-grandchildren, Phil and Tony Cowan; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Craig Duncan, David Duncan, Ernest Lynn Duncan, Shermie Lamie, Phil Cowan and Tim Wynegar. Bruce Stone will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Duncan. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 2002

ELLER, C. DONALD C. Donald Eller, 59, of 11607 Goose Creek Road, Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 9, 1942, in Shady Valley, Tenn., a son of the late Avery and Elizabeth Neely Eller, and had lived all of his life in the Bristol area. He was a member of Gateway Baptist Church, Shelby Masonic Lodge 162 and Jericho Shrine Temple. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Barbara Eller; his children Diana Mathesius and husband, Garry, Perry Slagle and very special family friend, Darline Booher, Regina Large and husband, Nathan, Donna Dingus and husband, Steve; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Ruby Main, Margie Parker, Gladys Rasnake, Pearl Henderson and Helen Wallace; brothers Herman Eller and Jim Eller; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 18, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. David Shimault and Rev. Dennis Burnette officiating. Entombment will follow. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 17, 2002

ELLER, C. DONALD Funeral service for C. Donald Eller will be conducted Saturday, May 18, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. David Shimault and Rev. Dennis Burnette officiating. Entombment will follow. Mr. Eller, 59, of 11607 Goose Creek Road, Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Thrusday, May 16, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 2002

ERWIN, NELL R. Nell R. Erwin, 81, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at home. She was the daughter of the late Bob and Della Barker Roberts. She was the owner and operator of Erwin's and Flowerland Florists for over 30 years. She was an accomplished floral designer winning awards for her designs over a period of 45 years. She was a highly respected and sought-after flower show judge and responsible for teaching the art to many in both Tennessee and Virginia. She was responsible for organization of the Bristol Council of Garden Clubs. She was a life member of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs and a life member of Bluff Ridge Garden Club. She was a life member of Anderson School PTA. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 145. She was a member of Anderson Street United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. (Bill) Erwin. She was also preceded in death by sisters Alpha, Kathleen and Sally; and brothers Jim, R.C., Homer and Glenn Roberts. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Phyllis and Carl Fultz and Marsha and Steve Woolley, all of Bristol, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law Mike and Betty Erwin of Bluff City and Richard and Sheila Erwin of Hermitage, Tenn.; grandchildren, Damon and Trisha Fultz of Brentwood, Tenn., David and Sien Fultz Moon, Blake and Bonnie Fultz and Brad Fultz, all of Knoxville, Michael Woolley of Bristol, Tenn., Jennifer and Andrew Erwin of Bluff City and Brittani and Grayson Erwin of Hermitage; great-grandchildren, Bonnie Claire Fultz, Wheeler and Bethany Moon and Chasity and Laken Woolley; brothers Fred Roberts and Ted Roberts, both of Bristol, Tenn., and Aaron Roberts of Kingsport; friend and devoted care taker, Ben Snodgrass; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Fleenor officiating. Burial will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery in Johnson City. Pallbearers will be grandsons Damon Fultz, Blake Fultz, Brad Fultz, David Moon, Michael Woolley and care giver Ben Snodgrass. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 23, 2002

ERWIN, NELL R. Funeral services for Nell R. Erwin will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Fleenor officiating. Burial will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery in Johnson City. Pallbearers will be grandsons Damon Fultz, Blake Fultz, Brad Fultz, David Moon, Michael Woolley and care giver Ben Snodgrass. Mrs. Erwin, 81, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 23, 2002

FLETCHER, INUS HICKAM Mrs. Inus Hickam Fletcher, 100, of 825 Meadowview Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, May 5, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fletcher was a native of Lee County, Va., having moved to Bristol in 1966. After moving to Bristol she worked as a dorm mother at Virginia Intermont College and was a sitter for many different children. She attended James Madison Teaching College in Harrisonburg, Va. She taught school for several years in Lee County, Va. Inus had been very active in the Bristol community, a devoted Christian and an active member of State Street United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was an avid reader and had read practically every book in the Bristol Public Library. She had been active in garden clubs and the Gibbon History Club in Bristol. She was preceded in death by her husband, David B. Fletcher; grandson, Mark David Fletcher; son-in-law, Rev. Donald Fauble; and her brothers and sister. Mrs. Fletcher is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Don (Emma) Fauble of Steven City, Va.; one son, Dr. W. David Fletcher of Bristol, Va.; grandchildren, Steve L. Fletcher, Jonathan David Fauble, Timothy Roger Fauble and Dr. Terry M. Fletcher; great-grandchildren, Mark David Fletcher, Robert William Fletcher, Wesley Steven Fletcher and Anna Kate Fletcher. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the State Street United Methodist Church Chapel with Pastor Fred Derring officiating. Burial will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. The family requests those desiring make memorials to the State Street United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Drive, Bristol, Va., or to the Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, Va. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Fletcher. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 5, 2002

FLETCHER, INUS HICKAM Burial for Mrs. Inus Hickam Fletcher will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va. The family requests those desiring make memorials to State Street United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Drive, Bristol, Va., or to the Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, Va. Mrs. Fletcher, 100, of 826 Meadowview Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, May 5, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Fletcher. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 8, 2002

FRAZIER, JERRY WAYNE LENOIR, NC -- Jerry Wayne Frazier Sr., 55, of Piedmont Drive died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. He was born April 1, 1947, in Sullivan County, to the late Edward Lee and Iva Lee Taylor Frazier. Mr. Frazier was retired from Broyhill Furniture Co. and a member of Celia Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Peggy Blevins Frazier of the home; two sons, Chris Edward Frazier and Jerry Wayne Frazier Jr., both of Lenoir; two daughters, Mrs. James (Pamela) Scott and Ms. Teresa Frazier, both of Lenoir; two brothers, Donald Gene Frazier of Bristol, Tenn., and Chris Harlon Frazier of Lenoir; two sisters, Ms. Julie Perkey of Lenoir and Mrs. Linda Hyatt of Piney Flats; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 12, 2002, at 8 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Richard Shew and Jack Cline. The family will receive friends Sunday evening at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be Monday, May 13, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Robbie Perkey, Robert Pearson, Jerry Freeman, Roger Holtsclaw, Stacy Johnson and Eddie McCloud. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 2002

FRITTS, MILDRED I. BOOHER. Mildred I. Booher Fritts, 79, of Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Friday, May 3, 2002, at Cambridge House. She was born May 17, 1922, the daughter of the late William and Carrie Wilson Booher. Mrs. Fritts was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Bristol, member of Central Christian Church, the Loyal Bereans Sunday School Class and Lucy Roberts Circle. Mrs. Fritts was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Lane Fritts; and a son-in-law, Jim Arnold. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Elmer E. Fritts; children, Margaret Arnold, Larry Fritts and wife, Kay, Garry Fritts and wife, Cynthia, and Linda Cole and husband, Bob; grandchildren, April and husband, Jessee Murrell, June Fritts and Kenny Nelson; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Logan; brother, Cody Booher and wife, Nancy; special friend, Martin Arnold; special nieces Wilma Booher and Teresa Boyd; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Central Christian Church with ministers Jeff Noah and Ross Damier officiating. Committal services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Freddie Boyd, Eugene Booher, Tom Blaylock, Martin Arnold, Jessee Murrell and Don Smith. Honorary pallbearers are elders and deacons of Central Christian Church. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church or the Loyal Bereans Sunday School Class, 424 Melrose St., Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Sunday at Central Christian Church. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 5, 2002

FULLER, CUBA CATHERINE RATCLIFFE KINGSPORT -- Cuba Catherine Ratcliffe Fuller, 103, of 1445 Bridwell St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 4, 2002, at 647 Dora St., Kingsport, the residence of her daughters, Edna Hankins and Dalmyra Boardwine, with whom she had resided for the last several years of her life. Ms. Fuller was born Nov. 21, 1898, in Honaker, a daughter of the late Cecil C. and Ritta Jessee Ratcliffe. She was married to Ellis Larkin Fuller in 1914, until his passing in 1970. She moved to Kingsport in 1937, with three sons and three daughters. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons and one daughter. They were Dallas, Elwood and Ellis Newlyn Fuller and Lucille Shaw. She was a charter member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, where she was the oldest and one of the first members. She is survived by her daughters, Edna Hankins an Dalmyra Boardwine of Kingsport. Ms. Fuller was the grandmother of 14 grandchildren. Surviving grandchildren are: Patsy Clowers, Ricky Fuller, Bobby Boardwine, Carolyn Booth, Michael Boardwine, Linda Horne, Jeanie Harless, John Fuller, Ron Shaw, Donna Gibbons, Wanona Zurn, Brian Fuller and Misty Clear. She was preceded in death by grandchild, Jackie Fuller. Known to all as "Ma-Maw", Ms. Fuller had 43 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and five great-great-great-grandchildren. Aiding in Ms. Fuller's care in the last three and half years was Miriam Duffy, who is now considered a member of the family. Calling hours will be 1-3 p.m. Monday at the East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Gary R. Bement officiating. Graveside service and burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be the grandsons: Ricky Fuller, Bobby Boardwine, Michael Boardwine, John Fuller, Ron Shaw and Brian Fuller. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Fuller family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 2002

FULTON, DOROTHY FRANCES SHEPHERD BLOUNTVILLE -- Dorothy Frances Shepherd Fulton, 66, of Misty Waters died Friday, May 3, 2002, at home after a lengthy illness. She was born in Inman, Va., a daughter of the late Walter and Verdie Brewer Shepherd. She lived in Tampa, Fla., from 1971 until 1993, when she moved to Blountville. She was a member of Boone's Creek United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Jesse Fulton of the home; two daughters, Yvonne Arnold Baldwin of Gray, Tenn., and Sandra Arnold Rutledge of Kingsport; a son, Tony Arnold of Kingsport; four sisters, Edna Rasnick, Mary Mahan, Nadine Suttle and Flo Johnson, all of Marion, NC; two brothers, Paul Shepherd and Roy Shepherd, both of Bristol, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Daniel W. Arnold, Christina Arnold, Diva Rutledge, Dena Rutledge, Devin Rutledge, Emily R. Baldwin and Molly V. Baldwin; four stepchildren, Carolyn Little of Lexington, SC, Julie Bryan of Challis, Idaho, Sharon Howgate of Jacksonville and Jimmy Fulton of Tampa; 11 step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 until 6:45 Sunday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Danny Hensley and Rev. James Garland officiating. The committal service and entombment will be at 11 o'clock Monday morning in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Medical Center Hospice, 1807 W. Market St., Johnson City, TN 37604 or the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley St., Suite 4, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family may be reached at the home of Yvonne and Ken Baldwin, 491 Rockingham Road, Gray, TN 37615, telephone (423) 477-4556. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Fulton have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 4, 2002

FULTON, DOROTHY FRANCES SHEPHERD BLOUNTVILLE -- The committal service and entombment for Dorothy Frances Shepherd Fulton will be at 11 o'clock Monday morning in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Danny Hensley and Rev. Garland James officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Medical Center Hospice, 1807 W. Market St., Johnson City, TN 37604 or the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley St., Suite 4, Johnson City, TN 37601. Mrs. Fulton, 66, of Misty Waters died Friday, May 3, 2002, at home after a lengthy illness. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Fulton have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 2002

GOBBLE, DARRELL DEAN Sr. Darrell Dean Gobble Sr., 44, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Monday, May 13, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born July 14, 1957, and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was of the Baptist faith and employed with Ross Prestress. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Mary (Micki) Booher Gobble; son D. Dean Gobble Jr.; stepdaughter, Amanda Wilson; mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Hulen Orfield; sisters Trula Cregger, Doris Mabe and Millie Lawrence; brothers James Gobble and Hulan Orfield Jr.; many special friends; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, May 26, 1002, at Forest Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Pallbearers will be Steven Booher, Doug Horner, Danny Leonard, Jason Bentley, Steve Hayden and Josh Hayden. Honorary pall bearers are Claude Salyers, Terry Salyers, Adam Campbell, Greg Collins, Dinky Collins, Mark Rock and Jack Snyder. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Special thanks to Dr. Blanton and the SICU staff. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 2002

GOBBLE, DARRELL DEAN Sr. Darrell Dean Gobble Sr., 44, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Monday, May 13, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born July 14, 1957, and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was of the Baptist faith and employed with Ross Prestress. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Mary (Micki) Booher Gobble; son D. Dean Gobble Jr.; stepdaughter, Amanda Wilson; mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Hulen Orfield; sisters Trula Cregger, Doris Mabe and Millie Lawrence; brothers James Gobble and Hulan Orfield Jr.; many special friends; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, May 16, 1002, at Forest Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Pallbearers will be Steven Booher, Doug Horner, Danny Leonard, Jason Bentley, Steve Hayden and Josh Hayden. Honorary pallberarers are Claude Salyers, Terry Salyers, Adam Campbell, Greg Collins, Dinky Collins, Mark Rock and Jack Snyder. Special thanks to Dr. Blanton and the SICU staff. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 16, 2002

GODSEY, DOROTHY SNYDER Dorothy Snyder Godsey, 82, of 1919 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, May 17, 2002, at home. She was a native of the Bristol area before moving to Pensacola, Fla., and then returning to the Bristol area in 1987. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Mrs. Godsey was preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Godsey Sr. Survivors include her son Mack A. Godsey II of Bristol; son and daughter-in-law, Jack D. and Sally Godsey of Bristol, Tenn.; and four sisters, Marie Herndon, Claudine Booher, Pauline Godsey and Nancy Petersen, all of Bristol, Tenn. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Mike Godsey of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Angela Izaguirre of Minot, ND; four great-grandchildren, Justin Godsey, Jordan Godsey, Simon Izaguirre and Joshua Izaguirre; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Lewis officiating. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Mumpower, Ed Booher, Mack A. Godsey and Benny Herndon. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the Akard Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 2002

GODSEY, DOROTHY SNYDER Graveside service for Dorothy Snyder Godsey will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Mumpower, Ed Booher, Mack A. Godsey and Benny Herndon. Mrs. Godsey, 82, of 1919 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, May 17, 2002, at home. Akard Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 19, 2002

GOINS, ANGELA JEANNE GENTRY KINGSPORT -- Angela Jeanne Gentry Goins, 30, of 417 Barnette Drive died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at her residence. She was a native of Sullivan County and a daughter of Sandra Denton Gentry and the late Kenneth E. Gentry. She was an employee of Fairfield Marketing of Johnson City and a member of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Alan L. Goins; daughter, Stephanie Laken Gentry of the home; mother, Sandra J. Denton Gentry of Bristol, Tenn.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Denton Sr. of Bristol, Tenn.; paternal grandfather, Mr. Tom Gentry of Bristol, Tenn.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Danny and Linda Goins of Church Hill, Tenn.; and special aunts, Donita Denton of Johnson City and Pam Denton of Bristol, Tenn. Also surviving are one nephew and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Errol Rohr and Dr. Cecil Sturgill officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Shipley Cemetery with Dr. Andrew Spence officiating. Honorary pallbearers, Marvin Goins, James E. Denton, H.M. Denton Jr., Marty Denton, Kevin Denton, doctors and staff ETSU Cancer Center, Dr. Ed Griffin and Johnson City Medical Center Hospice Staff. Those desiring may make memorials to Breast Cancer Research Fund, c/o American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley St., Suite 4, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family wishes to express thanks and appreciation for all the thoughts and prayers extended to them during this difficult time. The family will receive friends following the funeral service in Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 2, 2002

GOINS, ANGELA JEANNE GENTRY KINGSPORT -- Graveside services for Angela Jeanne Gentry Goins will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Shipley Cemetery with Dr. Andrew Spence officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Brett Denton, Marvin Goins, James E. Denton, H.M. Denton Jr., Marty Denton, Kevin Denton, doctors and staff ETSU Cancer Center, Dr. Ed Griffin and Johnson City Medical Center Hospice Staff. Those desiring may make memorials to Breast Cancer Research Fund, c/o American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley St., Suite 4, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family wishes to express thanks and appreciation for all the thoughts and prayers extended to them during this difficult time. Mrs. Goins, 30, of 417 Barnette Drive, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at her residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 2002

GRUBB, LONA DELL PRICE Lona Dell Price Grubb, 94, of Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Creston, NC, and daughter of the late Samuel Tammy and Paishie Abigal Stewart Price. She was a former resident of Delaware, where she was employed by the Masonic Home, was involved in Cheer Home Senior Service and a was a member of Community Church of Oak Orchard. While in Bristol, she was a member of Holston Valley Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lester Grubb; sons Jimmy Grubb and William Grubb; and daughters Lillie Wittner and Hattie Cox. Survivors include daughters, Juanita Hooker of Bristol, Tenn., Stella Rogers of Bristol, Va., Norma Trivett of Bristol, Tenn., and Shirley Myers Cumbow of Bristol, Tenn.; sons Weldon Henry Grubb of Millsboro, Del., and Robert Lee Grubb of Newark, Del.; and brother Charlie Price of Sherburne, NY Also surviving are 33 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Campbell and Rev. Bobby Tester officiating. Burial will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Webb, Kenny Webb, David Grubb, Richard Hooker, Billy Ringley and Chad Garrett. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. A special thanks to Hospice staff, staff of Cambridge House and nurse Sally and Irene Strouth. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 2002

GRUBB, LONA DELL PRICE Funeral services for Lona Dell Price Grubb will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Campbell and Rev. Bobby Tester officiating. Burial will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Webb, Kenny Webb, David Grubb, Richard Hooker, Billy Ringley and Chad Garrett. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. Mrs. Grubb, 94, of Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 13, 2002

GRUBB, LONA DELL PRICE Funeral services for Lona Dell Price Grubb will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Campbell and Rev. Bobby Tester officiating. Burial will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Webb, Kenny Webb, David Grubb, Richard Hooker, Billy Ringley and Chad Garrett. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele’s Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Grubb, 94, of Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 2002

HENDERSON, JAMES E. James E. "Poppa" Henderson, 74, of 2332 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, April 2, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Washington County, Va., and son of the late Ryburn and Edna Goff Henderson. He was retired from Raytheon and Electrolux, was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and attended Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Osborne Henderson; daughters Sandra and husband, Philip Kaleel of Wilmington, NC, Karen Leslie Henderson and special friend, Darlene Treadway of Wilmington, NC; four grandchildren that he loved dearly, Allan Bradley of Bristol, Tenn., Matthew Arrants of Atlanta, Leslie Arrants of Kure Beach, NC, and Jeff Gullion, USN, of Norfolk; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Hank (Barbara) Medley. Also surviving are three aunts and several cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Mays, Oakley Buckles, Randy Medley, Roger Pollard, Ronnie Vaught and David Vaught. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Bradley, Matt Arrants and Jeff Gullion. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 4, 2002

HENDERSON, JAMES E. Funeral services for James E. "Poppa" Henderson will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Mays, Oakley Buckles, Randy Medley, Roger Pollard, Ronnie Vaught and David Vaught. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Bradley, Matt Arrants and Jeff Gullion. Mr. Henderson, 74, of 2332 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, April 2, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 5, 2002

HICKMAN, VIVIAN MARGARET Vivian Margaret Hickman, 78, of 301 Circle Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, in Woodstock, Ga. She was a native of Carter County, Tenn., and daughter of the late Fred and Harriet Stout Gibson. She was a seamstress and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom G. Hickman; son, Marty Hickman; brothers Herb Gibson and Bob Gibson; and sister, Margarie Lahr. Survivors include a son, Freddie Hickman of Bristol, Tenn.; daughter, Portia Jones of Woodstock, Va.; brothers Charles Gibson, Jim Gibson, Tom Gibson, Gene Gibson and Terry Gibson; sisters Ann Riley, Pat Cross and Sandy Chambliss; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her special friends at Tri-City Flea Market. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Bob Robinson officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Mech, Bill Pierce, Dustin Pierce, Ross Musselwhite, Jamie Sells and Gary Trinkle. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. Friends may call any time at 301 Circle Drive, Bristol, Tenn. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 2, 2002

HICKMAN, VIVIAN MARGARET Graveside services for Vivian Margaret Hickman will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Mech, Bill Pierce, Dustin Pierce, Ross Musselwhite, Jamie Sells and Gary Trinkle. Mrs. Hickman, 78, of 301 Circle Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, in Woodstock, Ga. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 2002

HICKS, WILLIAM "P-Nut" BLUFF CITY – William "P-Nut" Glen Hicks, 63, of 1013 Old Elizabethton Highway went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of the late Paul S. and Beulah Mose Hicks and was a lifelong resident of Bluff City. He was a member of Redeemer Baptist Church in Bluff City. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Carolyn Sue Leonard Hicks; sons and daughters-in-law Terry G. and Gloria Hicks of Chatsworth, Ga., and Steven W. and Robin Hicks of Bluff City; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Wayne Warren of Bluff City; granddaughters McKinsey and McKayla Hicks; step-grandchildren Sarah and Wesley Warren; sisters and brothers-in-law Nina Sue and Virgil Wayne Bennett, Treola and Bob Cornett and Stella and Ronnie Burnette; sister Wanda Hicks; brother and sister-in-law Allen and Diana Hicks; brother-in-law, George Jones; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters Hazel Miller and Helen Jones; and a brother, Robert Hicks. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Dewey Williams, Brother Mike Sproles and Brother Sam Haynes officiating. Special music will be provided by Lori Burnette. Committal services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers include Doug Webb, Bud Taylor, Orville Hitt, Reed Wood, Dane Lane, Mac Lyons, Bobby White and Woody Ornduff. Honorary pallbearers include nephews, Dr. James Hansen and Internal Medicine Associates and Johnson City Medical Center nursing staff. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 31, 2002

HOOVER, JUNE WALDRUPE June Waldrupe Hoover, 79, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, in Select Specialty Hospital at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Danville, Ky., a daughter of the late Archie Graham Waldrupe and Eunice Stephens Waldrupe, and was the widow of Emmett M. Hoover. She was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, where she achieved the rank of seaman first class. Mrs. Hoover was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Guilford Chapter 301 in Greensboro, NC, and was a member of Anderson Street United Methodist Church. She was a retired clerk in the property assessor's office. She had lived in Bristol since 1946. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Waldrupe. Survivors include a daughter, Janice McGlocklin and her husband, David "Mac" McGlocklin, of Conover, NC; a granddaughter, Sarah Johnson and her husband, Clayton Johnson, of Bristol, Va.; two great-granddaughters, Alyssa and Mikaela; a sister, Ruth MacDonald of Greensboro; a nephew, Pat Jenkins and his wife, Trudi, of Bristol, Tenn.; and five other nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. William J. Reid officiating. The family will receive friends at any time at 205 Redwood Road, Bristol, Tenn., in Blue Ridge Subdivision. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Hoover's friends in Blue Ridge Subdivision. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1523. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Hoover have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 2002

HOOVER, JUNE WALDRUPE The funeral service for June Waldrupe Hoover will be conducted at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. William J. Reid officiating. The family will receive friends at any time at 205 Redwood Road, Bristol, Tenn., in Blue Ridge Subdivision. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Hoover's friends in Blue Ridge Subdivision. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604, or to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1523. Mrs. Hoover, 79, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, in Select Specialty Hospital at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Hoover have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 28, 2002

HUTCHENS, NANCY JEAN Nancy Jean Hutchens, 54, of Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was preceded in death by her only brother, Charles Head. Nancy was a private duty caregiver and a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia "Cindy" and Joe Woods and Wanda R. and Cameron Wyatt of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Jeremy Wayne Bailey of Roanoke; her mother, Virginia Owens of Bristol, Tenn.; five sisters, Pat Cross, Belinda Hatcher, Bobbie Littrell and Shirley F. Lane, all of Bristol, Tenn., and Marie P. Hartsock of Bristol, Va.; sister-in-law, Debbie Head; five grandchildren, Kayla Woods, Joshua Wyatt, Jessica Wyatt, Jordan Wyatt and Kiara Bailey; several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews; special friend and companion, Frank; and a special friend of the family, Eddie Hensley. The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday in Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Thacker, the Rev. Larry Hall and the Rev. Richie Carmody officiating. Entombment will follow. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Akard Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her sister, Belinda Hatcher, 106 Pemberton Court, Bristol, Tenn. (423) 844-0605. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hutchens. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 22, 2002

HUTCHENS, NANCY JEAN Nancy Jean Hutchens, 54, of Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was preceded in death by her only brother, Charles Head. Nancy was a private duty caregiver and a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia "Cindy" and Joe Woods and Wanda R. and Cameron Wyatt of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Jeremy Wayne Bailey of Roanoke; her mother, Virginia Owens of Bristol, Tenn.; five sisters, Pat Cross, Belinda Hatcher, Bobbie Littrell and Shirley F. Lane, all of Bristol, Tenn., and Marie P. Hartsock of Bristol, Va.; sister-in-law, Debbie Head; two brothers-in-law, Robert Lane and James Hartsock; five grandchildren, Kayla Woods, Joshua Wyatt, Jessica Wyatt, Jordan Wyatt and Kiara Bailey; several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews; special friend and companion, Frank; and a special friends of the family, Eddie Hensley and Kris Maxie. The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday in Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Thacker, the Rev. Larry Hall and the Rev. Jeff Taylor officiating. Entombment will follow. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Akard Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her sister, Belinda Hatcher, 106 Pemberton Court, Bristol, Tenn. (423) 844-0605. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hutchens. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 23, 2002

ICENHOUR, MARY KATHERINE Mary Katherine Musser Icenhour, 85, of 27 Duff Lane, Bristol, Va., died Saturday, May 25, 2002, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. She had retired from Westbury Fashions where she worked as a seamstress. She was a member of Belle Meadows Baptist Church. Survivors include: husband, David Icenhour; daughters, Lorena Chapman Widner of Bristol, Va., Nancy White of Denton, Md., and Mrs. Geneva Murray of Bristol, Va.; son, Eugene Musser of Bristol; three stepdaughters; one stepson; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Henry Musser; sons, John Allen Musser and John Robert Musser; daughter, Daisy Marie Ball; and grandsons, Jerry White and Jerry Wayne Chapman. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 8 p.m. at Belle Meadows Baptist Church with Rev. Dewey Williams and Rev. Sam Haynes officiating. Committal services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bailey Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Belle Meadows Baptist Church prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 27, 2002

JANNEY, MARY ELLEN Mary Ellen Janney, 70, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Bristol Nursing Home. She was a native of Mohegan, W.Va., having lived in California for many years before moving to Piney Flats in 1993. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Janney; her parents, James W. and Cynthia Hayden; and two brothers, James Otis Hayden and Philip Hayden. Survivors include one brother, Elmer Hayden of Salisbury, NC; five sisters, Margaret Warren, Bristol, Tenn., Myrtle Childress, Janesville, Calif., Ella Mae Fowler, Welch, W.Va., Anne Garthwaite, Bluff City, and Dorothy Steele, Piney Flats. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Evangelist Kenneth Hayden will officiate. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, PO Box 887, Bristol, TN 37621. Friends may visit with the family at the home of Dorothy Steele, 2160 Enterprise Road, Piney Flats, Tenn. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Janney. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 20, 2002

JANNEY, MARY ELLEN Graveside services for Mary Ellen Janney will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Evangelist Kenneth Hayden will officiate. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, PO Box 887, Bristol, TN 37621. Mrs. Janney, 70, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Bristol Nursing Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Janney. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 21, 2002

JOHNSON, JOHN MELVIN GRAY, Tenn. – John Melvin Johnson, 72, of 254 Old Gray Station Road passed away Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Northside Medical Center. A Washington County, Va., native and son of the late Eugene Clark and Mary Catherine Settle Johnson, he was in the Korean conflict and a member of Hales Chapel Christian Church, Gray. He was a member of Sinking Creek Lodge 575 of Gray. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mary Catherine Johnson, and a brother, Denver Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Robin Johnson of the home; two sons, Wesley Johnson and wife, Sandra, of Sulphur Springs and Randle Johnson and wife, Rebecca, of Chatham, Va.; sister Irene Stills of Lamar; three brothers, Charlie, George and Lee Johnson, all of Boones Creek; three granddaughters, Shannon Johnson, Lydia Johnson and Candice Johnson; and two grandsons, James Johnson and Daniel Johnson. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Hales Chapel Christian Church with Minister Clinton Andrews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Hales Chapel. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the 1950 graduating class of Boones Creek. Gray Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 31, 2002

JONES, WILFORD H. "Sonny" Wilford H. "Sonny" Jones, 63, of Cambridge House, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, following an extended illness. A native of Bluff City, he was the son of the late Carl Walter Jones and the late Norma Jean Stidham. Mr. Jones was an Army veteran and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a sister, Claris Chandler and a brother, Stanley Jones Chapman. Survivors include six sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Bill Bass of Bristol, Tenn., Lois and David Styche of Weston, Fla., Barbara and Clinton Whelchel of Rockford, Ill., Yvonne and Jim Davis of Rockford, Linda Wilson and Tim of Crestview, Fla., and Sylvia and Norman Halfacre of Sunrise, Fla.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Joyce Jones of Bristol, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, from the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City with Rev. Joe Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow in Jones Cemetery, Bluff City. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, prior to the funeral service. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 30, 2002

KAYWOOD, ANNA MAE PINEY FLATS – Anna Mae Kaywood, 71, of 623 Haw Ridge Road, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Lakebridge Health Care, Johnson City, following a lengthy illness. A native of Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Charles David and Mary Elizabeth Blalock Smith. She was a member of Pilgrims Baptist Church, Piney Flats. She was preceded in death by one sister; two brothers; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Survivors include three daughters, Janie Tarlton, Jonesborough, Trula Mae Matherly, Piney Flats, and Dessie Elizabeth Reece, Blountville; three sons, Bobby Jack Kaywood, Edward Wayne Smith and Jerry Kaywood, all of Piney Flats; twin brother, Paul Smith, Piney Flats; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Millsaps officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Kathy Cross. The graveside and interment service will be conducted Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at 2 p.m. from Sanders Cemetery, Piney Flats. Those who wish to attend the graveside are requested to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 14, 2002, from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel, or other times at the residence. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 2002

LEO NARD, DAMON S. Damon S. Leonard, 60, of Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Patsy Gibson Leonard; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jim McClain of Blountville; son and daughter-in-law, Damon Brian and Sandra Leonard of Bristol, Tenn.; son, Matthew Mark Leonard of Kingsport; mother, Louise Booher Leonard of Bristol, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jonathan Jordan McClain, Jamie Nicole McClain and Joely Dakota McClain; and three nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Velvin Brewer, Paul Jones, Gerry Bledsoe, Tim Kendrick, Wayne McClain and Darren Leonard. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 31, 2002

LEONARD, MARGARET KEGLEY Margaret Kegley Leonard, 79, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 19, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Leonard was a homemaker and a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Company. She was a member of Lime Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Leonard was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Marie Weaver. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Lewis Leonard; her children, Nancy Hemmings, Charlotte Smith and husband Glen and Betty Weaver; her grandson, Donnie McClellan, raised as a son; her grandchildren, Mike Weaver, Daryl Smith, Jeff McClellan, Joel Smith, Jessica Osborne, Linda Baird, Diana Love, Tammie Baird and Debbie Duncan. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a very special friend, Karen Brown; her sisters, Marie Adams, Rosa Smith and Polly Alexandra; and her brother, Clarence Kegley. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Reed and Rev. Ron Bradshaw officiating with special music presented by Anthony Mangrum. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Smith, Scott Smith, David Adams, Mike Kegley, Keith McCracken, Jeff Kegley, Joey Gobble and Jason Moody. Email condolences may be made to the Leonard Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 21, 2002

LEONARD, MARGARET KEGLEY Margaret Kegley Leonard, 79, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 19, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Leonard was a homemaker and a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing Co. She was a member of Lime Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Leonard was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Marie Weaver. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Lewis Leonard; her children, Nancy Hemmings, Charlotte Smith and husband, Glen, and Betty Weaver; her grandson, Donnie McClellan, raised as a son and his wife, Lori; her grandchildren, Mike Weaver, Daryl Smith, Jeff McClellan, Joel Smith, Jessica Osborne, Linda Baird, Diana Love, Tammie Baird and Debbie Duncan. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a very special friend, Karen Brown; her sisters Marie Adams, Rosa Smith and Polly Alexandra; and her brother Clarence Kegley. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Reed and Rev. Ron Bradshaw officiating with special music presented by Anthony Mangrum. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Smith, Scott Smith, David Adams, Mike Kegley, Keith McCracken, Jeff Kegley, Joey Gobble and Jason Moody. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 22, 2002

LEONARD, MARY MOORMAN Mary Moorman Leonard, 92, of 2216 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bristol, Va., a daughter of the late Julian P. and Minnie Lee Timmons Moorman, and was the widow of J.C. Leonard Jr. She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College and Duke University and was a member of State Street United Methodist Church. She was retired from the Bristol Tennessee School System and had volunteered as a Pink Lady at Bristol Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Blue Stocking Club, the D.A.R. and was an avid Duke University supporter. She was an active member and local sponsor of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Mrs. Leoanrd is survived by three sons, John Cleveland Leonard III and his wife, Shirley, of Florida, Fred Moorman Leonard and his wife, Brenda, of Bristol and David Julian Leonard and his wife, Barbara, of Dandridge, Tenn.; a sister, Frances M. Marney of Bristol, Va.; a brother, Julian P. Moorman Jr. of Raleigh, NC; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four nieces; two nephews; special friends, Azilee Ross and her family; and Mrs. Leonard's beloved neighbors. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at State Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Dearing and Rev. Jane Taylor officiating. The burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Nelson Woody assisting with the committal service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o'clock Friday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to State Street United Methodist Church, 300 W. Valley Drive, Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Leonard have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 9, 2002

LEONARD, MARY MOORMAN The funeral service for Mary Moorman Leonard will be conducted at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at State Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Dearing and Rev. Jane Taylor officiating. The burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Nelson Woody assisting with the committal service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to State Street United Methodist Church, 300 W. Valley Drive, Bristol, VA 24201. Mrs. Leonard, 92, of 2216 Edgemont Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Leonard have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 11, 2002

LEONARD, SHIRLEY BROWN Ms. Shirley Brown Leonard, 63, of the Riverbend community unexpectedly passed away and went to be with the Lord on April 30, 2002. She was a loving mother and friend to all who knew her. She was a very accomplished bowler for a number of years at Bellmont Lanes and Interstate Bowl, where she earned numerous awards and titles. She loved the outdoors, gardening and quilting. She is survived by her mother, Ms. Burcha Clark; children and spouses, Shirlene and David Miller, Donna and Scott Morrell, Janene and Eric Shepherd and Billy Ray and Cyndi Brown; 12 grandchildren, whom she adored, April, Matthew, Cory, Katie and Kellie Miller, Amber and Garrett Whitaker, Arica and Sara Shepherd and Natasha, Alayzia and Lauren Brown; and numerous special friends. Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Lacy Gross; her sister, Evelyn Milhorn; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ken Kehere officiating. The committal will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in The Shipley Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be close friends and family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. The family will receive friends following the funeral service at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 2002

LEONARD, SHIRLEY BROWN The committal for Ms. Shirley Brown Leonard will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in The Shipley Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be close friends and family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 4, 2002

LIVESAY, LARRY W. BLOUNTVILLE -- Larry W. Livesay, 60, of 318 Canterbury Drive passed away at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md., following an extended illness. Born in Whitmire, SC, Larry lived and worked in Athens, Ga., for eight years where he was vice-president of Electronic Wholesalers and Consolidated Cable Construction Co. For the past 16 years, Larry worked in the Washington, DC, area as president of Sycamore Shoals Communications, Inc. until his death. Larry was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Kingsport. He served as a Mason with the Sinking Creek Masonic Lodge. Preceding him in death were his parents, Lloyd and Fannie Livesay, and a sister, Brenda Livesay. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Ann Livesay of Blountville; one son, Travis Alan Livesay of Blountville; one grandson, Tyler; one sister, Vauneva Jennings of Johnson City; four brothers, Joseph M. Livesay of Blackwater, Va., Lloyd D. Livesay of Blountville, William R. Livesay of Johnson City and Ronald B. Livesay of Hendersonville, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2002, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating. Interment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 4, 2002

LOVE, ALICE PEARL DICKENSON Alice Pearl Dickenson Love, 56, of 896 Meadowview Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday in Holston Valley Medical Center. She was the daughter of James and Rosie Guinn Dickenson. Mrs. Love was a housewife and a member of Charity Pentecostal Church. Mrs. Love is survived by her husband, Jerry Ray Love: one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Charles and Jennifer Love; and one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Rose and Kelly Mercer. Mrs. Love is also survived by three granddaughters; one sister, Nancy Hoffman; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Epperson, Rev. Richard Gunn and Rev. Jackie Cox officiating. Pallbearers will be J.J. Cox, Danny Tittle, John Bryan, Rex Gragg, Tommy Reed and Rodney Slusher. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Worley and Christopher McMillan. Committal service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Shipley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 2002

LOVE, ALICE PEARL DICKENSON Committal service for Alice Pearl Dickenson Love will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Shipley Cemetery. Mrs. Love, 56, of 896 Meadowview Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday in Holston Valley Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 16, 2002

McCRACKEN, LUTHER K. Luther K. McCracken, 88, of 53 Cumberland St., Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Bristol Nursing Home. He was the son of the late Melvin and Lillie Lewis McCracken and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a retired welder with Bristol Steel with more than 40 years of service and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Rogers McCracken. Survivors include his sister, Grace McCracken Leonard of Bristol, Va.; brother, Stanley McCracken of Norton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Bobby Dillard. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the graveside in Susong Cemetery with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen McCracken, Jerry McCracken, Jennings McCracken, Ernest Leonard and Ricky McCracken. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 31, 2002

McFARLANE, MAUDE RAMEY Maude Ramey McFarlane, 87, 638 Garden Lane, Bristol, Va., died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Coeburn, Va., a daughter of the late James H. and Matilda Fuller Ramey, and had lived most of her life in Bristol. She attended Emory & Henry College and the University of Tennessee. Mrs. McFarlane was a member of Central Presbyterian Church and Circle No. 2 of the church, and was a member of the Soroptimist Club. She worked alongside her husband in the family printing business for many years and was a very devoted wife and mother. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Edgar D. McFarlane; two sons, David E. McFarlane of Bristol, Va., and Philip D. McFarlane and his wife Pam of Bristol, Tenn.; a brother, Ernest L. Ramey and his wife Jean of Metropolitan Atlanta; two grandchildren, Kelly McFarlane and Dray McFarlane; several nieces and nephews; and four special friends, Hazelle Hubbard, Elizabeth Ham, Kitty Fraley and Mary Robinson. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Mongle; and a brother, Joe Ramey. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Central Presbyterian Church or a favorite charity. Arrangements especially for Mrs. McFarlane have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 2002

McFARLANE, MAUDE RAMEY The family of Maude Ramey McFarlane will receive friends from 3 until 3:50 Friday afternoon at Central Presbyterian Church. The funeral service will be conducted at 4 o'clock Friday at the church with Dr. David Wadsworth officiating. A private committal service and burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Central Presbyterian Church or a favorite charity. Arrangements especially for Mrs. McFarlane have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 9, 2002

MEEK, ROBERT T. Sr. Robert T. Meek Sr., 86, former resident of Hemlock Road, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Sunday, May 5, 2002. He had been a resident of Bristol for 43 years. He was born in Kosciusko, Miss., in 1916, and attended Delta State College. He was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II. He served as an Army officer of the 31st Dixie Division and was the recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a 50-year member and past commander of the American Legion. He was a member of Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday School for many years. His professional career as a pharmaceutical representative spanned 47 years. He is survived by: wife, Mary Meek of the home; son, Bob Meek Jr., and a daughter-in-law, Donita Meek, Madison, Ala.; and granddaughter, Amanda C. Meek, Bluffton, SC Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Light officiating. The committal will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Eastern Heights Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association Research Department, Tennessee Affiliate, 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B-216, Nashville, TN 37215. The family will receive friends fro m 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 2002

MEEKS, ROBERT T. Sr. The committal for Robert T. Meek Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eastern Heights Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association Research Department, Tennessee Affiliate, 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B-216, Nashville, TN 37215. Mr. Meek, 86, former resident of Hemlock Road, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Sunday, May 5, 2002. Clintwood Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 8, 2002

MELVIN, MARY V. Mrs. Mary V. Melvin, 92, of 2022 Sherwood Drive died Thursday, May 23, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness. A native of Scott County, Mrs. Melvin was a daughter of the late Willie and Alice Stuart Vickers. Mrs. Melvin worked at Universal Moulding for 20 years and also had operated beauty shops in both Johnson City and Bristol. She was a member of Unaka Avenue Baptist Church. Her husband, Wyndon Martin Melvin, preceded her in death in 1999, along with two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include one son, Albert Melvin and his wife, Jewel, of Bristol, Va.; two sisters, Charmie Leonard and Dulcie Hill, both of Bristol; two grandchildren, Ronald Wayne Melvin of Bristol, Va., and Diane Slagle of Bristol; two great-grandchildren, Christopher Slagle and Justin Slagle, both of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, 2002, at 8 p.m. from East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Pealer officiating. Graveside committal services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, Va. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. For those wishing to attend graveside services, they are asked to meet at the cemetery by 2 p.m. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. from the East Parlor of the funeral home. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 23, 2002

MILLER, A. R. "GUS" A. R. "Gus" Miller, 78, passed away May 26, 2002, at Madison House Assisted Living Center. He was born in Scott County, Va., and served in the European Theater during World War II. He had lived on Adaline Street in the Bloomingdale Community for over 50 years. Gus was a retired carpenter and a life member of the Bloomingdale Ruritan Club, where he received several awards including "Man of the Year." He was a loving papaw and dad who enjoyed deer hunting and gardening. Preceding him in death were his wife of 51 years, Fannie Houser Miller; his father, John Maynard Miller; his mother, Evie Houser Miller; two sisters, Maudie Burt and Julia Miller; and three brothers, J.W., Buford and Kenneth Miller. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, David and LeAnn Miller; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Tracy Pearcy; daughter, Dot Miller and special friend, Carla Childress, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Carrie Carroll, Katie Miller, Andy Miller, Lance Pearcy and Brian Ketron; two great-granddaughters; his brother, Roy Miller, Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, or any time at the home of Dot and Carla, 3309 Misty Drive, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Guy Tilley officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Lee Roy Pope Jr., Kenneth Miller Jr., Ed Little, Eddie Miller, Butch Mendenhall, Tom Fugate, Charles Blair and Jimmy Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Dean, John Snyder, Johnnie Price and members of the Bloomingdale Ruritan Club. The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Wellmont Hospice Program, PO Box 238, Kingsport, TN 37662. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 28, 2002

MILLSAP, CARL RANDALL Carl Randall Millsap, 72, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away after a lengthy illness Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Millsap was a native of Abingdon and attended Bethel High School. He was the son of the late L.N.D. Millsap and Mamie Allen Lethco. He was a member of Steele Creek Missionary Baptist Church and also attended Aldersgate Methodist Church. Mr. Millsap lived most of his life in the Bristol area and was a former employee of Mason-Dixon. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Lucille Salyer Millsap of the home; two godsons, Ronald Phil Denton and Kelly Joe Denton of Bristol, Va.; a sister, Virginia Williams of Adkins, Va.; two brothers, Boyd Mills and Bruce Millsap, of Abingdon; several nieces and nephews; and several special friends. Funeral services will be Saturday evening, May 11, at 7 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Gary Addington officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 until 7 p.m. (prior to the funeral service). Committal services will be Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va. Pallbearers will be men of Steele Creek Missionary Baptist Church and Billy Hurd. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Green, Dr. Tom Green and Dr. Joseph Armstrong. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to The American Foundation for the Blind, 11 Penn Plaza Suite 3, New Hork, NY 10001. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 11, 2002

MILLSAP, CARL RANDALL Committal services for Carl Randall Millsap will be Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va. Pallbearers will be men of Steele Creek Missionary Baptist Church and Billy Hurd. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Green, Dr. Tom Green and Dr. Joseph Armstrong. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to The American Foundation for the Blind, 11 Penn Plaza Suite 3, New Hork, NY 10001. Mr. Millsap, 72, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away after a lengthy illness Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 2002

MITCHELL, ROBERT KYLE "Bobby" SALTVILLE – Mr. Robert Kyle "Bobby" Mitchell, 58, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion. Mr. Mitchell was retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving four tours in Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Preston Mitchell. Survivors include his mother, Pauline Minton of Saltville; one brother, Travis Mitchell of Saltville; three sisters, Penny Minton of Marion, Marlene Gill of Glade Spring and Rita Terry of Chilhowie; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Henderson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kyle French officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 7:30 p.m. prior to the service. Military rites and graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2002, at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn. D. R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is serving the family. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 31, 2002

MORETZ, THURMAN W. Thurman W. Moretz, 74, of 400 Shelby St., Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, May 5, 2002, in the Bristol Nursing Home, Bristol, Tenn. Mr. Moretz was a native and lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a former employee of Moretz Candy Co. for many years and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Marie Shaffer and her husband, Rev. James Shaffer of Bristol, Va.; one brother, Paul Moretz of Bristol, Tenn.; one uncle, Albert Moretz Sr.; a special friend, Evelyn Mallory; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2002, in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randall Shaffer and Rev. James Shaffer officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2002, in the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the following nephews: Terry Moretz, James Shaffer Jr., James Mobley, Bobby Wolverton, Jimmy Mobley, David Moretz, Ralph Moretz and Floyd Moretz. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Raymond Bishop, Blaine Rhymer, Harold Presley, residents of Fort Shelby Towers and all employees of Bristol Nursing Home, Tennessee Side. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the service at the Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Moretz. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 2002

MORETS, THURMAN W. Funeral services for Thurman W. Moretz will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2002, in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randall Shaffer and Rev. James Shaffer officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2002, in the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the following nephews: Terry Moretz, James Shaffer Jr., James Mobley, Bobby Wolverton, Jimmy Mobley, David Moretz, Ralph Moretz and Floyd Moretz. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Raymond Bishop, Blaine Rhymer, Harold Presley, residents of Fort Shelby Towers and all employees of Bristol Nursing Home, Tennessee Side. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the service at the Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Moretz, 74, of 400 Shelby St., Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, May 5, 2002, in the Bristol Nursing Home, Bristol, Tenn. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Moretz. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 2002

MORRELL, DONALD D. Donald D. Morrell, 61, of 408 Cheyenne Road, Bristol, Va., died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at home. He was the son of Marie Hicks Morrell and the late Charles True Morrell and was a graduate of Bristol Virginia High School and East Tennessee State University. He had lived in Richmond, Atlanta and Charlotte before returning to Bristol about 10 years ago. He was a retired insurance executive and was a member of McIver Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Metropolitan Mason Lodge 11 in Richmond and was a Shriner. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two daughters, Vicki Bekaert of Alpharetta, Ga., and Tabitha Myler of Cumming, Ga.; four grandchildren, Mitch Myler, Chloe Bekaert, Jameson Bekaert and Meghan Myler. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Charlton officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Kennedy, Bob Smith, Roy Andes, Fred Barr, Leon "Bud" Stedman, Douwi Bekaert, C. E. Jacobs and Allen Skeens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Friday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements especially for Mr. Morrell have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 2002

MORRELL, DONALD D. The funeral service for Donald D. Morrell will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Charlton officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Kennedy, Bob Smith, Roy Andes, Fred Barr, Leon "Bud" Stedman, Douwi Bekaert, C. E. Jacobs and Allen Skeens. Mr. Morrell, 61, of 408 Cheyenne Road, Bristol, Va., died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at home. Arrangements especially for Mr. Morrell have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 4, 2002

MORRELL, MYRTLE EMILY Myrtle Emily Morrell, 91, of 259 Robin Circle, Bristol, Va., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Alice Kilgore Ford. She had been a resident of Bristol for the past 25 years. She was the widow of Carl Morrell. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mona and Ken Washburn of Athens, Ga., Judy and Fred Osborne of Bristol, Va., and Sandra and John York of St. Helena, Calif.; six grandchildren, Brian Washburn, Cheryl Washburn, Kim Pruett, Pam Perrigan, Emily York and Andrea York; six great-grandchildren, Brandon Pruett, Lauren Pruett, Kaylee Perrigan, Kelsie Perrigan, Johnny Wheeler and Madeline Wheeler. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Carmack. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. in Central Presbyterian Church Chapel with Rev. David Wadsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Morning View Cemetery. Pallbearers include Brian Washburn, Todd Pruett, Kevin Perrigan, David Kinkead and Eric Moore. Honorary pallbearers include Ken Washburn, Fred Osborne, John York and Brandon Pruett. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the parlor at Central Presbyterian Church prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 2002

MORRELL, MYRTLE EMILY Funeral services for Myrtle Emily Morrell will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. in Central Presbyterian Church Chapel with Rev. David Wadsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Morning View Cemetery. Pallbearers include Brian Washburn, Todd Pruett, Kevin Perrigan, David Kinkead and Eric Moore. Honorary pallbearers include Ken Washburn, Fred Osborne, John York and Brandon Pruett. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the parlor at Central Presbyterian Church prior to the service. Mrs. Morrell, 91, of 259 Robin Circle, Bristol, Va., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 2002

MORRISON, BEATRICE LORAIN DAVIS Beatrice Lorain Davis Morrison, 97, of National Health Care Center of Johnson City died Friday, May 10, 2002, in NHC of Johnson City. Mrs. Morrison was formerly of Blountville, a member of First Baptist Church of Blountville and was preceded in death by her husband, J. Earnest Morrison; two daughters, Joyce Richards and Lois Wampler; her son Hoyett E. Morrison; and a grandson, Richard Richards. Mrs. Morrison is survived by one daughter, Beverly Steudler of Manchester, NJ; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shelton Lewis officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday prior to the service at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Morrison. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 2002

MORRISON, BEATRICE LORAIN DAVIS Funeral services for Beatrice Lorain Davis Morrison will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shelton Lewis officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday prior to the service at Akard Funeral Home. Mrs. Morrison, 97, of National Health Care Center of Johnson City died Friday, May 10, 2002, in NHC of Johnson City. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Morrison. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 13, 2002

MORRISON, BEATRICE LORAIN DAVIS Graveside services for Beatrice Lorain Davis Morrsion will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Mrs. Morrison, 97, of National Health Care Center of Johnson City died Friday, May 10, 2002, in NHC of Johnson City. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Morrison. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 2002

MOSER, HUBERT HOWARD Mr. Hubert Howard (H.H.) Moser of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, May 17, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Moser was owner of Virginia Wholesale Co. and J&M Wholesale Distributors since 1960. Some of Mr. Moser's accomplishments and awards are as follows: 1945 completion of Sperry Gyro-Scope Co., Inc., while in the U.S. Air Force; 1954 president of Worthmore Gold Stamp Co.; 1955 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Awards Citation for Outstanding Cooperation rendered the Youth Activities Program sponsored by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975; president Sav Mor Food Group; 1957 president Dale Carnegie Courses; 1962 president of the Young Executives Division of the U.S. Wholesale Grocery Association; president Jones Wholesale Co., Inc.; 1963 president of J&M Realty Co.; 1967 president of Tennessee State Wholesale Grocers Association; president of Five States Wholesale Grocers Association; and 1971 served as chairman of YMCA Membership Committee. He was elected to a three-year term on Washington County Board of Supervisors; 1989 Republican Presidential Task Force Life Member Registry validated by President Ronald Regan; 1991 Congressional Certificate for commitment to Armed Forces in Persian Gulf; 1993 appointed to the Advisory Board of Directors of American Tobacco Company, Inc.; and 1993 honored member of Who's Who Worldwide of Global Business Leaders. Mr. Moser was a native of Lynch Mine, Ky., and had lived most of his adult life in the Bristol area. He attended Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was the son of the late John B. Moser and Ella J. Moser. He was also preceded in death by one son, Phillip H. Moser; two sisters, Margaret M. Johnson and Patricia C. Peltier; and three brothers, Ernest Chapman, Claude C. Chapman and James Moser. Mr. Moser is survived by his wife, Edith P. Moser of the home; three daughters, Patricia M. Monday and husband, Bill, of Cookeville, Tenn., Susan M. Vega and husband, Jack, of Miami Lakes, Fla., and Tammi M. Wooward and husband, John, of Gibsonville, NC; two sons, Gary R. Moser of Cookville, Tenn., and James (Jim) Moser and wife, Pam S., of Abingdon; also surviving are his former wife, Dorothy E. Moser of Cookville; six granddaughters; 11 grandsons; seven great-granddaughters; five great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, sister-in-law, Zelda Bartee and husband, Dodie, Luther and Betty Stinnett and Bill Odum. The funeral service will be conducted Sunday evening at 8 p.m. at Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Military graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be the drivers of Virginia Wholesale and J&M Wholesale Distributors. Honorary pallbearers will be the rest of the employees of the Moser companies. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Sunday evening prior to the service. Deep appreciation is expressed to Dr. Swan, Dr. Townsend, Dr. Broglio, Dr. Brake, Dr. McSharry and Dr. Neal. Those desiring may make memorials to Living Faith Television Ministry, PO Box 151, Vansant, VA 24656. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Moser. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 19, 2002

MOSER, HUBERT HOWARD "HH" Military graveside services for Mr. Hubert Howard (H.H.) Moser will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be the drivers of Virginia Wholesale and J&M Wholesale Distributors. Honorary pallbearers will be the rest of the employees of the Moser companies. Those desiring may make memorials to Living Faith Television Ministry, PO Box 151, Vansant, VA 24656. Mr. Moser of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, May 17, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Moser. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 20, 2002

NELSON, EDNA DARLENE Edna Darlene Nelson of Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was the daughter of the late Vernon and Nina Offield Dodson. She was a retired registered nurse and was a member of Charity Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Amy J. Gauvreau; grandsons Michael and Donovan Gauvreau; sisters and brothers-in-law, Glena and Richard Schmidt of Sumter, SC, Gladys and Herschel Cook of Bristol, Tenn., Mary Ellen Dodson of Bristol, Tenn., and Verna Mae and Harold Ayres of Dayton, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon and Iris Dodson of Bristol, Tenn., and Lawrence and Rita Dodson of Morristown, Tenn.; foster mothers Sylvia Neal of Nashville and Linda Lewis of St. Charles, Mo.; foster brother Richard Neal of Knoxville; stepmother Georgia Dodson of Defiance, Ohio; special friends, Ellis Hopson of Coeburn and nursing staff and doctors of Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center where she was a retired surgical RN. Memorial services will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Private committal services will be held Tuesday at Rooty Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 2002

NORRIS, FRANKLIN E. "Gene" BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Franklin E. "Gene" Norris will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Richard Bawgus and the Rev. Kenneth McGuire will officiate. Burial will follow in New Bethel Cemetery, Piney Flats. Pallbearers will be Kevin McGuire, Jimmy Malone, Wade Hicks, Jerry Hicks, Dewey Stapleton and Todd Malone. Honorary pallbearers will be all employees of Modern Forge, all officers and members of Hickory Tree Volunteer Fire Department, members of all Sullivan County volunteer fire departments, Dr. Bennet Cowan, nurses of Wellmont Hospice, Jerrell Herron, Tim Berry and Kenny McGuire. Mr. Norris, 56, of 178 Hillcrest Road, went home to be with the Lord at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at his residence following a 6-month illness. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 11, 2002

ODUM, GRAHAM LEEMON Graham Leemon Odum, 77, of Bristol, Va., passed away Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Odum was born in Washington County. He was the son of the late Charles Wesley Odum and Lily (Crigger) Odum. He was retired from Bristol Virginia Sheriff's Department with 13 years of service. He was a member of the National Sheriff Association and the Virginia Sheriff Institute. He was a U.S. Army veteran, where he served in Europe during World War II in the 39th Infantry Division. He was a member of Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 and a member of the American Legion Washington County Post 12. Mr. Odum was a long-standing member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Rose (Cook) Odum; two daughters, Evelyn Odum of Ashland, Mo., and Teresa Odum Clark of Great Falls, Va.; one son-in-law, David Clark of Great Falls; also surviving are five grandchildren, John Herman of Casper, Wyo., Allison Murrow and George Downer, both of Denver, Colo.; and Meredith Clark and Madeleine Clark, both of Great Falls; and one sister, Susie McDaniel of Bristol, Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Slagle and Rev. W. David Lewis officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bristol Virginia Sheriff's Department and honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Club of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Military funeral rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 Honor Guard with Chaplain Harold France officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday prior to the service at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Odum. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 19, 2002

ODUM, GRAHAM LEEMON Funeral services for Graham Leemon Odum will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Slagle and Rev. W. David Lewis officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the Bristol Virginia Sheriff's Department and honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Club of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Military funeral rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 Honor Guard with Chaplain Harold France officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday prior to the service at Akard Funeral Home. Mr. Odum, 77, of Bristol, Va., passed away Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Odum. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 20, 2002

ODUM, GRAHAM LEEMON Graveside services for Graham Leemon Odum will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the Bristol Virginia Sheriff's Department and honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Club of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Military funeral rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 Honor Guard with Chaplain Harold France officiating. Mr. Odum, 77, of Bristol, Va., passed away Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Odum. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 21, 2002

OLIVER, ALLEN DAVID BLUFF CITY -- Allen David Oliver, 66, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home, Tenn. Mr. Oliver was born Jan. 23, 1936, to the late George and Anna Mae Oliver. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired security guard with Spartan Security Systems and attended Sunset Village Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Peggy Pendergrass Oliver; three sisters, Carrie Rutledge, Geneva Grubb and Ruby Calhoun; three brothers, Clarence Oliver, John Oliver and Raymond Oliver; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Friday 11 a.m. May 17, 2002, at National Cemetery in Mountain Home, with Chaplain Sperrey officiating. Military honors will be performed by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 16, 2002

OLIVER, ALLEN DAVID BLUFF CITY -- Graveside funeral services for Allen David Oliver will be conducted Friday 11 a.m. May 17, 2002, at National Cemetery in Mountain Home, with Chaplain Sperrey officiating. Military honors will be performed by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Mr. Oliver, 66, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 17, 2002

PAIRGIN, ELLA MAE HAGA Ella Mae Haga Pairgin, 85, of 402 Lakeview St., Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol, Va., and the daughter of the late Christopher and Mary Catherine Worley Haga. She was employed by Nickles Manufacturing Co. for 22 years and was a member of Wallace United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the United Methodist Women. She was the widow of Armin King Pairgin. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Claudine Pairgin of Meadowview; granddaughter, Wendy Wann and husband, Troy, of Bristol, Va.; grandsons Rickie Pairgin and wife, Lavonda, of Bristol, Tenn., and Scottie Pairgin of Meadowview; six great-grandchildren, Tyler and Aaron Wann, Jarrod and Jordan Pairgin and Kevin and Cody Pairgin; and one sister, Audrey Haga Worley. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 5 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Sarver officiating. Committal services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include Dale Bryant, Larry Litz, Delano Chilton, Allen Lowe, David Colson, Carl Whicker, Sam Rock and Dean Denton. Honorary pallbearers include Bob Anderson, Steve Louins, Andy Raines, Charles Brooks, Robert Cornett, Cecil Russ, Bill Shanks and Jim Kirk. The family will receive friends Saturday following the service at Weaver Funeral Home or any time at the residence 402 Lakeview St., Bristol, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wallace United Methodist Church, 16545 Wyndale Road, Abingdon, VA 24210. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 2002

PAIRGIN, ELLA MAE HAGA Committal services for Ella Mae Haga Pairgin will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include Dale Bryant, Larry Litz, Delano Chilton, Allen Lowe, David Colson, Carl Whicker, Sam Rock and Dean Denton. Honorary pallbearers include Bob Anderson, Steve Louins, Andy Raines, Charles Brooks, Robert Cornett, Cecil Russ, Bill Shanks and Jim Kirk. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wallace United Methodist Church, 16545 Wyndale Road, Abingdon, VA 24210. Mrs. Pairgin, 85, of 402 Lakeview St., Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 2002

PARKER, MARY KATHRYN AUSTIN, Colo. -- Mary Kathryn Parker, 77, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta, Colo. She was born March 30, 1925, in Anthon, Iowa, to the late Charles and Mary Bennett Fuller. She married Thomas McKenzie Parker on Oct. 15, 1945, in Oakland, Calif., and they raised six children together. In life Mary was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a member of Mount Gilead Bethel Church in Eckert, Colo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; a sister, Clarise Lyons; and a brother, Frederick Fuller. Survivors include six sons, Charles Thomas Parker and wife, Joann, of Keokee, Va., William Richard Parker and wife, Olagay, of Lebanon, Walter Frank Parker and wife, Barbara, of Lebanon, Kenneth Robert Parker and wife, Nancy, of San Lorenzo, Calif., Timothy Carl Parker and wife, Gloria, of Gray, Tenn., and Frederick Michael Parker of Grand Junction, Colo.; five brothers, Harold Fuller and wife, Thora, of Austin, Colo., Paul Fuller and wife, Catherine, of Austin, Glenn Fuller and wife, Violet, of Eckert, Arthur Fuller and wife, Sharon, of Austin and Ardo Fuller and wife, Doris, of Castro Valley, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Mesa View Mortuary Chapel in Delta. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Heights Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Rev. Bill Hughes officiating. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 19, 2002

PARKER, TINY RUTH WATTS BLUFF CITY -- Tiny Ruth Watts Parker, 74, went to be with the Lord May 23, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 29, 1928, a daughter of the late Paul and Nellie Deaton Rogers, in Fairview Community near Jonesborough. Mrs. Parker was a homemaker and had lived most of her life in the Bluff City area. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Parker was the widow of Charles I. Parker and was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Watts; a sister, Margie Stiger; and three brothers, Dewey, Billy and Roy "Jr." Watts. Survivors include three sons and spouses, Ernie and Robin Watts, Eddie and Elizabeth Watts and Charles and Carmen Parker; four daughters and spouses, JoAnn and Charles Owens, Barbara Richards, Patty Stipes, Charlotte and Jerry Hale and Alice and William Inman; a sister, Mary Dickson; a brother, Jessee Rogers; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 27, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Cross officiating. Special music will be by Doug Williams. Committal services and burial will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 26, 2002

POWERS, HUGH WINFIELD II Hugh Winfield Powers II of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Thursday, May 16, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was associated with Mitchell Powers Hardware for over 42 years, then he founded Powers Industrial Hardware in 1983. Mr. Powers was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol, Tenn. Mr. Powers was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving in World War II, and a member of First Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Edwin Reeder Powers and Gordon Rush Powers. He was preceded in death by one son, Edwin James Powers; one brother, Edwin Reeder Powers Jr.; and one sister, Ruth Addington Powers Davis. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Joelma Tush Powers; one daughter, Faith Sidney Powers of Bristol, Tenn.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Hugh Winfield Powers III and wife, Christine, Joel Scott Powers and wife, Catherine, and Mitchell Andrew Powers and wife, Cheryl, all of Bristol, Tenn., and David Phillip Powers and wife, Teresa, of Powell, Tenn.; one sister, Dorothy Powers Wright of Bristol, Va.; two brothers, David Alexander Powers of New York City and Benjamin Rush Powers of Bristol, Tenn. Also surviving are one sister-in-law, Louise Hayroth Powers of Richmond; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, at Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. David Stancil officiating. The interment will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery with military funeral rites conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 Honor Guard with Chaplin Harold France officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Akard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, One Virginia St., Bristol, VA 24201 or National Kidney Foundation, PO Box 1135, Blountville, TN 37617. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Powers. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 2002

POWERS, HUGH WINFIELD A private graveside service for Hugh Winfield Powers II will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, at Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. David Stancil officiating. The interment will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery with military funeral rites conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 Honor Guard with Chaplain Harold France officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, One Virginia St., Bristol, VA 24201, or National Kidney Foundation, PO Box 1135, Blountville, TN 37617. Mr. Powers, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Thursday, May 16, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Powers. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 20, 2002

RHYMER, ROBERT LEE Robert Lee Rhymer, 81, a lifelong resident of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a former truck driver for Robinson Freight Line of Kingsport. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rhymer. Survivors include daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Linda) Tranum of Bristol, Tenn.; sons Terry Rhymer of Bristol, Tenn., and Randy Rhymer of Columbia, SC; grandchildren Jennifer Rutter of Blountville, Melanie Rhymer of Bluff City, Jason Tranum of Valdosta, Ga., and Robert Rhymer of Columbia; and great-grandchildren, Brent and Ashley Baker. He was preceded in death by sisters Bertha Pickel and Maggie South; and brothers Clyde Rhymer, Charles Rhymer, Clinton Rhymer and Arthur Rhymer. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jess Neal officiating. Committal services will be held at Rooty Branch Cemetery Tuesday at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends following the service. The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff at the Bristol Nursing Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 2002

RHYMER, ROBERT LEE Funeral services for Robert Lee Rhymer will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jess Neal officiating. Committal services will be held at Rooty Branch Cemetery Tuesday at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends following the service. Mr. Rhymer, 81, a lifelong resident of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 13, 2002

RHYMER, ROBERT LEE Committal services for Robert Lee Rhymer will be held at Rooty Branch Cemetery Tuesday at 11 a.m. Mr. Rhymer, 81, a lifelong resident of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 2002

ROBERTS, WILLIAM "Bill" JAMES BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for William "Bill" James Roberts will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Military funeral rites will be conducted by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 Honor Guard at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., with Chaplain Harold France officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Jody Roberts, Michael Roberts, Harry Hurd Jr., Jamie Hurd and Calvin Cable. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the services in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Roberts, 47, of 564 Stanfield Road, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Roberts. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 28, 2002

ROSENBAUM, ELSIE MAGGIE HARLESS GASTONIA, NC -- Elsie Maggie Harless Rosenbaum, 90, of 1608 Fairfield Drive died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, in Gastona Memorial Hospital. She was born in Washington County, Va., and was the daughter of John Henry Harless and Rebecca Chapman Harless. She was the widow of Virgil Benjamin Rosenbaum. Surviving are sisters Betty Hughes and Helen Reynolds, both of Abingdon, and Francis Crane of Meadowview; one granddaughter, Vickie; and great-grandchildren Leigh Andra, Zachary, Kayla, Allie and Branson Short. Services will be held Friday, May 10, 2002, at Mountain View Cemetery. Greene Funeral Service of Gastonia is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 10, 2002

RUST, HERSCHEL MILTON Herschel Milton Rust, 79, of 40 Spring Road, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was retired from Bristol Compressors and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Mr. Rust was a 50-year Master Mason of Valley Lodge 93 and a member of Bell-Wash Chapter 65 OES, Benhams, Va. Mr. Rust is survived by his wife, Juanita Hobbs Rust of the home; two sons, Henry A. Rust of Bristol, Tenn., and Barry W. Rust of Bristol, Va. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, from the Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. David Lewis will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. View Cemetery. Pallbearers will include grandsons, Todd Rust, Bartley Rust, Adam Rust, Jason Rust, Nathan Rust, Brad Blaylock and Nick Sweet. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Monday at the Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Rust. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 20, 2002

RUST, HERSCHEL MILTON Funeral services for Herschel Milton Rust will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, from the Akard Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. David Lewis will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. View Cemetery. Pallbearers will include grandsons, Todd Rust, Bartley Rust, Adam Rust, Jason Rust, Nathan Rust, Brad Blaylock and Nick Sweet. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Mr. Rust, 79, of 40 Spring Road, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Rust. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 21, 2002

SALLING, RUBY J. Ruby J. Salling, 81, of Bristol, Va., died Saturday, May 18, 2002, in the Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville. Mrs. Salling was a resident of Bristol, Va., and the widow of Henry Salling. Survivors include one son, Ronald Salling of Bristol, Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Malcolm Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, at the Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Salling. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 20, 2002

SALLING, RUBY J. Funeral services for Ruby J. Salling will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Malcolm Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Salling, 81, of Bristol, Va., died Saturday, May 18, 2002, in the Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Salling. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 21, 2002

SAMS, ADA MAY BLUFF CITY -- Ada May Sams, 87, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Knoxville and moved to the Bristol area in 1948. She was a daughter of the late Henry Stephen and Mary Kathryn Edwards Ault. Mrs. Sams attended Tri-Cities Church of God and was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother of five generations. She is survived by her daughter, Vivian Robinson of Piney Flats; her son, Dennis A. Sams of Bristol, Va.; one sister, Kathryn Vance of Maryville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Dennis A. Sams Jr., Ricky A. Sams, Jerry Robinson and Denise Robinson; four great-grandchildren, Lorie Sams, Carrington Sams, Emily Holliday and Brandon Sams; one great-great-granddaughter, Shannon Elizabeth Holliday; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Roy Sams. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Sunday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Bawgus officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 p.m. prior to the service Sunday evening. The committal service and burial will be conducted at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon at Glenwood Cemetery. Those who wish may send contributions to Tri-Cities Church of God, 111 Mountain View Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Sams have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 19, 2002

SAMS, ADA MAY BLUFF CITY -- The committal service and burial for Ada May Sams will be conducted at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon at Glenwood Cemetery. Those who wish may send contributions to Tri-Cities Church of God, 111 Mountain View Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Mrs. Sams, 87, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Sams have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 20, 2002

SANDEL, MARY KATHERINE TILLERY Mary Katherine Tillery Sandel of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, May 9, 2002, in Bristol Nursing Home after a long illness. A native of Rosetta, Miss., she was a daughter of the late John Bunyan Tillery ad Dolly Ashley Tillery. A lifelong Christian, she was a member of South Avenue Baptist Church in Pasadena, Texas, and attended First Presbyterian Church in Bristol. A registered nurse, Mrs. Sandel joined the U.S. Army in World War II, serving in the military hospital during the bombing of London. She was a Red Cross nurse also during this time. She continued her career in the major medical centers of Houston. After her retirement, she went back to college to study horticulture and taught herself the art of creating bonsai miniature plants. She had made her home in Bristol for the past seven years. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Dottie and Robert Havlik of Bristol, Tenn., and Kathy and Scott Thompson of Pasadena; sons and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Janice Sandel of Round Rock, Texas, and B.G. Sandel of Pasadena; nine grandchildren and grandson-in-law, Katherine and Jason Rush, John Havlik and Patrick Havlik, all of Bristol, Adam Larson of Kansas, Lydia Thompson of Pasadena, Ashley Sandel and Samantha Sandel of Round Rock and Bryan Hartman and James Hartman of Utah; a sister, Frances (Mrs. Ray) Tolar of Lewisville, Miss.; and two great-grandchildren, Alex Rush and Alyssa Larson. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross Mountain Empire Chapter, 901 Commonwealth Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Friends may call at any time at the home of the daughter, Dottie Havlik. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Sandel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 11, 2002

SANDEL, MARY KATHERINE A memorial graveside service for Mary Katherine Tillery Sandel will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the home of the daughter, Dottie Havlik. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross Mountain Empire Chapter, 901 Commonwealth Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Mrs. Sandel of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, May 9, 2002, in Bristol Nursing Home after a long illness. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Sandel. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 2002

SHEPPARD, ESTELLE M. Estelle M. Sheppard died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville. She was born in Saltville, a daughter of the late Samuel and Birdie Ball Barrett. She was retired from Piggly-Wiggly and was a charter member of Volunteer Baptist Church. Estelle was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include her daughter, Elaine Sheppard Campbell; her grandson, Sam Campbell and his wife, Cindy, of Princeton, W.Va.; two great-grandsons, Aaron Campbell and Christopher Campbell; two sisters, Genevieve Barrett of Georgia, and Viola Walker of Ohio. She was preceded in daeth by her husband, George "Shorty" Sheppard; two brothers; and four sisters. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Donald Barrett, Donnie Rutherford, Darrell Barrett, Gerald Parks, Richard Aroney and Albert Aroney. The family will receive friends from 6-8 o'clock Saturday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to Alzheimer's Association, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Sheppard have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 2002

SHEPPARD, ESTELLE M. The funeral service for Estelle M. Sheppard will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Doug Barrett, Donnie Rutherford, Darrell Barrett, Gerald Parks, Richard Aroney and Albert Aroney. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to Alzheimer's Association, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604. Mrs. Sheppard died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Sheppard have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 19, 2002

STEELE, JOSEPH MAURICE BLOUNTVILLE -- Joseph Maurice Steele, infant son of Wesley and Crystal Steele, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Skylar Steele and a twin sister, Jada Steele, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Lisa Hurley of Blountville and David Gregg of Elizabethton; paternal grandparents, Manson and Angela Steele of Piney Flats; maternal great-grandparents, Isaac and Onedia Gregg of Bristol and Frances and Jack Hurley of Virginia; paternal great-grandparents, Bob Lowe and Oma Steele of Mooresburg, Tenn.; two uncles, David Gregg II and Louis Steele; and one aunt, Chrissy Rought. The graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2002, from Leonard Cemetery, Bristol, with the Rev. Isaac Gregg officiating. Active pallbearers will be chosen by the family. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 11, 2002

STEPHENSON, HUGH ANDREW Jr. Hugh Andrew Stephenson Jr., 81, passed away Monday, May 13, 2002. Known as a "Virginia Gentleman," Hugh "Steve" was born July 21, 1920, and reared in Glade Spring, Washington County, Va. He was a member of the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church from 1920-1957, a member and trustee of the First United Methodist Church, Bellevue, Ohio, from 1957-1994, and was currently a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bristol, Tenn. Steve was a graduate of Meadowview High School and Bristol Commercial College. Steve was a World War II veteran, having enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942. He had served in North Africa, England, Spanish Morocco and Italy. His decorations include the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with four Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. Steve retired as executive vice-president, Ohio Operations of Ralph Rogers Inc., Sandusky, Ohio, in 1986, after 36 years of dedicated service. He also served as a member and trustee for the Ohio Turnpike Association, a member of the Ohio Aggregate Association and the National Limestone Institute Inc. Steve was a 55-year member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Masons, Shelby Lodge 162 A. F. & A.M. of Bristol. He was a 32nd Degree Mason Scottish Rite, Zenobia Temple Valley of Toledo, Ohio, since 1979. Compatriot Hugh A. Stephenson Jr. was honored in the National Society of the Sons of American Revolution as an 8th generation descendant of Francis L. Kincannon Sr. of Ireland, who donated the land for the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church and the Old Cemetery. Steve was an avid golfer and a member of the Bristol Country Club since 1993. He was a member of the Holston Territory Genealogical Society, the Washington County Historical Society and the Overmountain Victory Trail Association. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ina Corder Stephenson, Bristol, Tenn.; a daughter, Ivy Stephenson Gunter and husband Donald Hugh Gunter; step-grandson, Dallas Gordon Gunter, of Atlanta; a son, Hugh Andrew Stephenson III and wife Iris Rae Mott Stephenson; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Ivy Stephenson; step-granddaughter, Mandi Lee Ellis Colvin of Marblehead, Ohio; his brothers and sisters, Mrs. Verna Elizabeth Stephenson Schmidt (Mrs. Babe Schmidt), Mary Kathleen Stephenson Orr (Mrs. Charles Eugene Orr Sr.), La Roy Emerson Stephenson (Wife-Oleta Belle Woolwine Smith Stephenson), Hallie Boro Stephenson (Mrs. Charles Alfred White Sr.), Evelyn Lucille Stephenson Hurley (Mrs. Charles Franklin Hurley), William Howard Stephenson (wife-Nancy Lucille McGill Stephenson); several nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Virginia and Tom Booker of Bristol, Tenn. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Klell Napps and Rev. Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Happy Valley Memorial Park, Highway 321, Elizabethton, Tenn. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Additional graveside honors will be provided by the Shelby Masonic Lodge 162 A. F. & A.M., Sons of American Revolution and the Over mountain Victory Association. Those attending the graveside service are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 9:45 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery in procession. Pallbearers will be Hugh Andrew Stephenson III, Donald Hugh Gunter, Maj. Phillip Craig Corder, U.S. Army (Ret.), Hugh Patrick Stephenson, William Howard Stephenson Sr., Charles Eugene Orr Jr., Charles Alfred White Jr., and Raymond Wallace Mott. Honorary pallbearers will be James Michael Stephenson/Lovell, Don Walter Orr, Terry Stephen Orr, William Howard Stephenson Jr., and Richard Todd Stephenson. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Hugh Andrew Stephenson Jr. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, PO Box 336, Glade Spring, VA 24340, Historical Society of Washington County, PO 484, Abingdon, VA 24212. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 2002

STIPES, TAMMIE JO Tammie Jo Stipes, 35, of 2408 Windsor Ave., Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was an employee of Boise Cascade. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Urika Belle Stipes. Survivors include her son, Samuel Aaron Stipes of Bristol, Tenn.; father Clyde Stipes Sr.; brothers Clyde Stipes Jr. of Bristol, Tenn., Donald Stipes of Bristol, Tenn., Chuck Stipes of Bluff City, Mark Stipes of Bluff City, William Stipes of Bluff City, and Bradley Stipes of Chattanooga; sisters Cathy Fleenor of Bluff City, Fay Bloomer of Blountville, Shirley Culbertson of Church Hill, Barbara Oliver of Bristol, Tenn., Beverly Dyble of Johnson City and Teresa Bennett of Bristol, Va.; half-brother, Jimmy Stipes of Nashville; special friend, John Richards; nine nephews; and eight nieces. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Pickle officiating. Committal services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include Roger Cox, Paul Rumsey, Ed Booher, Eddie Carter, Frank Houser and Charles Gross officiating. The family will receive friends following the funeral service. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 11, 2002

STIPES, TAMMIE JO. Committal services for Tammie Jo Stipes will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include Roger Cox, Paul Rumsey, Ed Booher, Eddie Carter, Frank Houser and Charles Gross officiating. Mrs. Stipes, 35, of 2408 Windsor Ave., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 2002

STROUTH, EDNA FRANCES ARLINGTON, Va. -- Edna Frances Strouth, formerly from Bristol Tennessee, passed away on Feb. 17, 2001, in Arlington, Va. She was the daughter of Rosa Jane and True Byron Morrell and the sister of Claude A. Morrell and the late Charles T. Morrell of Bristol. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Marlene Moore; one granddaughter, Andrea Noelle Elswick; one great-granddaughter, Kylee Marlene Elswick, all of Arlington, Va.; a brother, Claude A. Morrell; and a sister-in-law, Marie Morrell, wife of the late Charles T. Morrell. Her ashes will be buried at Mountain View Cemetery on Tuesday, May 7, at 3 p.m., following a memorial service by Dr. David Charlton conducted in the mausoleum. Family and friends are welcome. Condolences and memories may be sent to Janice Moore, 3526 S. 7th St., Arlington, VA 22204. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 7, 2002

THOMAS, NELL CROCKETT Nell Crockett Thomas, 82, of 1 Liberty Place, Bristol, Va., and formerly of Rutherford Lane, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Sullivan County, a daughter of the late Charles N. and Elma Bennett Crockett, and was the widow of William Wheeler Thomas Jr. She was a member of First Baptist Church, a charter member of the Blue Ridge Garden Club and was the owner of Robin Stamp Co. Survivors include her daughter, Frances Vance and her husband, Larry, of Bristol, Tenn.; her son, William Wheeler Thomas III and his wife, Cyndy, of Bluff City; her brothers Joe Crockett of Bristol, Tenn., Jimmy Crockett of Knoxville and Nick Crockett of Orange, Va.; two grandsons, Troy Ross Vance and Chad Thomas Vance; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr. David Stancil officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele’s Road, Bristol, TN 37620. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Thomas have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 31, 2002

VANCE, WORLEY BLUFF CITY – Worley Vance, 85, went home to be with the Lord at 4:31 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2002, at his residence. Born in Sullivan County on Nov. 6, 1916, a son of the late Charlie and Bessie Royston Vance, he has resided in this area his entire life. Mr. Vance was a farmer. He was a member of the Bunker Hill Christian Church. Survivors include his wife of 48½ years, Thelma Oliver Vance of the home; five daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Carl "Sonny" Woods, Debbie and Doug Maines, Betty and Terry Malone, Mary and Joe David "JD" Cross and Evelyn and Dale Whaley, all of Bluff City; grandchildren, Douglas and wife Dawn Maines, Dalton Maines, Heather and Jessie Cross, Kimberly Woods and DJ and Candace Whaley; great-grandchild, Conner Michael; sister, Eula Lacy of Bluff City; one niece, Pauline Calhoun; and nephew, Paul Lacy. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Minister Ernie Depew will officiate. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Carl "Sonny" Woods, Terry Malone, Joe David "J. D." Cross, Doug Maines and Dale Whaley, and a grandson, Douglas Maines. Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Collins, Dr. Joe May and the elders and deacons of Bunker Hill Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at the funeral home and at other hours at the residence. Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 14, 2002

VANCE, WORLEY BLUFF CITY -- Funeral services for Worley Vance will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Minister Ernie Depew will officiate. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Carl "Sonny" Woods, Terry Malone, Joe David "J. D." Cross, Doug Maines and Dale Whaley, and a grandson, Douglas Maines. Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Collins, Dr. Joe May and the elders and deacons of Bunker Hill Christian Church. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 15, 2002

VAN HUSS, LULA EMERSON MAY Lula Emmerson May Van Huss, 85, of 384 Old Stage Drive, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Elbert and Frances Sheets May and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. She was a former employee of Big Jack Manufacturing and was retired from Imperial Reading. She was of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of Guy Van Huss Sr. Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Van Huss of the residence; sons Charles Van Huss of Blountville and Guy Van Huss of Bristol, Tenn.; brother Jack May of Bluff City; sisters Delcie Cregger of Knoxville, Vernie Lowe of Detroit and Blanche Hoss of Detroit; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, James May of Indiana. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Richard Carmody officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Schrenker and Dr. Brockmyre and their staffs and to Lee Rasnake of Wellmont Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Wellmont Hospice House at 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 12, 2002

VAN HUSS, LULA EMMERSON MAY Graveside services for Lula Emmerson May Van Huss will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Richard Carmody officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Wellmont Hospice House at 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN. Mrs. Van Huss, 85, of 384 Old Stage Drive, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, at her residence. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 13, 2002

WALKER, MARY LOU The funeral service for Mary Lou Walker will be conducted at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Mr. Bob Robinson, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 Tuesday evening at the funeral home prior to the service. The committal service and burial will be at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Cleveland, Tenn., with Joe Milsaps officiating. Mrs. Walker, 76, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 28, 2002, from Bristol Regional Medical Center. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Walker have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 1, 2002

WALLACE, BLANCHE CRABTREE Mrs. Blanche Crabtree Wallace, 90, recently of Asbury Center at Steadman Hill, departed this life May 23, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Mrs. Wallace was born in Honaker. She and her husband, Russell Wallace, lived in Kingsport for 31 years. In 1961, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace moved to Bristol, Va., where he co-founded Wallace Oldsmobile Co. He preceded her in death in 1986. Survivors include two sons, Shelbourne Wallace and his wife, Nancy, of Bristol, Tenn., and Gary Wallace and his wife, Shanna, of Chapel Hill, NC; and one daughter, Janice (Sandy) Clevenger and her husband, Bill, of Kingsport. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and their spouses, Kim and Tim Baker, Becky and Van Avirett, Sharon and Robert Rinearson, David and Heidi Clevenger, Julie and Gary Johnson, Andy and Choon Clevenger and Britney Wallace; nine great-grandchildren, T.C., John Russell and Laura Baker, Claire and Mary Avirett, Robert Jr. and William Rinearson and Ashley and Hannah Johnson; one brother and sister-in-law, Ike and Doris Crabtree of Abingdon; and one sister, Beulah Quarles of Bristol, Va. One brother, Russell Crabtree, preceded her in death. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport. Rev. Gary Johnson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Wallace. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 23, 2002

WALLACE, BLANCHE CRABTREE Graveside services for Mrs. Blanche Crabtree Wallace will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport. Rev. Gary Johnson will officiate. Mrs. Wallace, 90, recently of Asbury Center at Steadman Hill, departed this life May 23, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Wallace. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 25, 2002

WATSON, RICHARD LEWIS A memorial service for Richard Lewis "Rick" Watson, 58, who died Sunday, May 5, 2002, will be conducted at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon, May 11, 2002, in Harrison-Jones Memorial Hall on the campus of Virginia Intermont College. Dr. Robert Rainwater will conduct the service. Rick was the loving husband of Rebecca M. "Becky" Watson of Bristol, Tenn. He was a son of Walcott Watson of Knoxville and the late Shirley Kiernan Watson. Rich is also survived by his sister, Patricia Watson Waring of Farragut, Tenn.; two brothers, Robert Watson of Tampa, Fla., and David Watson of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; his brother-in-law James Waring of Knoxville; his sisters-in-law Michele Watson of Tampa and Lorraine Watson of Oak Ridge; his nephew Mark Waring of Knoxville; his nieces Jennifer Jackson of Knoxville and Sarah Waring of Farragut; his cousin Mrs. M.R. Bennett of Oak Ridge; his grand-nieces and nephew Kori, Hailey and Will Jackson of Knoxville. Rick also leaves many close friends including Ed and Jean Stead of Unicoi, Tenn., and Dan and Jo Spangler of Leighton, Ala. Rick was born in Utah and grew up in Oak Ridge. He graduated from Oak Ridge High School, earned a bachelors degree in education from Radford University and a masters degree in education from East Tennessee State University and was a member of Phi Delta Kappa Professional Fraternity in Education. He taught for 10 years in Bristol, Va., and two years in Johnson City. During his teaching career, Rick helped shape the lives of many young people, instilling in them the importance of hard work and a love for the English language, reading and mathematics. Rick served with distinction in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 until 1968. He rose to the rank of sergeant E-5 and served two combat tours in the Republic of Vietnam. While in Vietnam, he served as a gunner on a gunboat in the Mekong River. He was seriously wounded in combat during his tour in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart. Despite his wound, he re-enlisted and volunteered to return to Vietnam for his second tour. Rick was an avid reader, storyteller and thespian. He performed in productions of Dracula, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Nutcracker and the Real Inspector Hound, and he could often be found telling tales in the swapping pit in the National Storytelling Festival. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 446 Metroplex Drive, Suite A-200, Nashville, TN 37211-3139 or to the Children's Reading Program at the Bristol Public Library, 701 Goode St., Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Mr. Watson have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 8, 2002

WATSON, RICHARD LEWIS "RICK" Richard Lewis "Rick" Watson, 58, of Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Utah, a son of Walcott Watson, now of Knoxville, and the late Shirley Kiernan Watson, and had lived in Bristol for the past 20 years. He was a graduate of Radford University and East Tennessee State University and was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He taught at Bristol Virginia High School for 10 years and then in the Johnson City School System for two years. Additional survivors include his wife, Rebecca M. "Becky" Watson; a sister, Patricia Waring of Knoxville; two brothers, David Watson of Oak Ridge and Robert Watson of Tampa, Fla.; three nieces; and one nephew. Complete arrangements for a memorial service will be announced later. Arrangements especially for Mr. Watson are being made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 6, 2002

WEBB, LESTER BURTON PINEY FLATS -- Lester Burton Webb Jr., 81, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at home. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and was a son of the late Lester Burton Webb and Myrtle Kate Cross. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and World War II and was a member of VFW Post 9629 of Bluff City and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 934. He was a retired electrician and member of Bluff City United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Virginia Clark Webb; a daughter, Leslie K. Wisecarver and her husband, Richard, of Knoxville; three sons, Michael Burton Webb and his wife, Mary, of Johnson City, Gregory Clark Webb and his wife, Teresa, of Bluff City and John Patrick Webb of Church Hill; a sister, Margaret N. Webb of Bluff City; seven grandchildren, Brad Webb, Julie Webb, Justin Webb, John Webb Jr., LeAnne Wiscarver, Jennifer Wisecarver and Alice Wisecarver. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William H. Webb and Edward J. Webb. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 Thursday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock with Rev. Dan Theiben officiating. The committal service and burial will be at 11 o'clock Friday morning in Glenwood Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be R. E. Milhorn, Richard Webb, John Wagner, Jennings Wagner, Verlin Dempsey, J.C. Akard and Ward Tipton. Arrangements especially for Mr. Webb have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 2, 2002

WEBB, LESTER BURTON PINEY FLATS -- The committal service and burial for Lester Burton Webb Jr. will be at 11 o'clock Friday morning in Glenwood Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be R. E. Milhorn, Richard Webb, John Wagner, Jennings Wagner, Verlin Dempsey, J.C. Akard and Ward Tipton. Mr. Webb Jr., 81, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at home. Arrangements especially for Mr. Webb have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 2002

WELLS, WILLIAM DAVID Sr. BLOUNTVILLE -- William David Wells Sr., 55, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born in Bristol, Va., April 15, 1947, and was the son of W.H. Wells and the late Gladys Willis Wells. He was a member and deacon of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church and was well-known and respected in the community. Mr. Wells was a platting supervisor for Snap-On Tools and enjoyed farming. Mr. Wells was a very loving husband, father and Papaw. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Lois Bell Wells; daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Kevin King; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Angie Wells; and grandson, Mason David King. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Joe Hudson officiating. The family will receive 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the church. The committal service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Cooper, Kyle Browder, O'Dell Owens, Roger Daughtery, Sammy Countiss, Mike Fleenor, Charlie Pearman, Jerry Feathers, and deacons and ushers of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, 104 Cypress St., Bristol, TN 37620. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 2, 2002

WELLS, WILLIAM DAVID Sr. BLOUNTVILLE -- The committal service for William David Wells Sr. will be 11 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Cooper, Kyle Browder, O'Dell Owens, Roger Daughtery, Sammy Countiss, Mike Fleenor, Charlie Pearman, Jerry Feathers, and deacons and ushers of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, 104 Cypress St., Bristol, TN 37620. Mr. Wells, 55, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 3, 2002

WHITE, CHARLES A. Sr. Mr. Charles A. White Sr., 82, of Bristol, Va., died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn. Born in Bristol, Va., he was a son of the late Vollie Lewis White and Ella Clay Wright White. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jessie A. White and a sister, Virginia White Smith. Mr. White was a longtime member of Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and trustee. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the former owner and operator of Charles White Construction Co. He is survived by his wife, Hallie S. White; a son, Charles A. White Jr. and wife, Sue, of Bristol, Va.; a daughter, Vickie Shelton and husband, Jim, of Bristol, Va.; four sisters, June White Shumaker and Gayle L. White, both of Bristol, Tenn., Louise White Clark of Kingsport and Nancy White Privett of Texarkana, Texas; two brothers, Vollie Lewis White Jr. of Bristol, Va., and Frank L. White of Bristol, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Chris White, Chuck White, Shannon Lane and Kaitlin Shelton; two great-grandchildren, Cree Daniel White and Collin Elizabeth White; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Markel and Rev. Charles Elyea officiating. Interment and committal services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, in Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home Thursday and leave in procession to the cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Casket bearers will be the following family members: Chris White, Chuck White, Jim Shelton, Bill Stephenson, Robert Clark and William Privett. Honorary casket bearers will be the elders and trustees of Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church, his golfing associates at Steele's Creek Golf Course and Charles Hurley. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday before the funeral service. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Charles A. White Sr. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 22, 2002

WOODS, MARY ELIZABETH ABINGDON -- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Woods, 71, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born April 10, 1931, in Russell County. She moved to Washington County with her husband in 1950. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shad Henry Woods and her son, Daniel Clayton Woods. She is survived by two sons, Henry Woods Jr. and John Elbert Woods, both of Abingdon; three daughters, Bernice and husband, George Hopkins, of Conetoe, NC, Glenda Woods of Abingdon and Julie Fuqua of Bristol, Va.; two sisters, Lillian Wheeler and Jackie Young, both of Abingdon; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tenn. The family will receive friends Monday before the service beginning at 10 a.m. Pallbearers will be Richard Stiggers, Anthony Hudson, James Fulton, George Hopkins, Walter Dicks and Tom Potter. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Pitts and Kenneth Toomey. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Woods. BRISTOL HERALD COURIER MAY 18, 2002


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