Grover C. Nichols
KYLES FORD -- Grover Cleveland Nichols, age 67, Kyles Ford, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at the VA Medical Center, Johnson City.
He was a member of Kyles Ford Baptist Church, joining in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe.
He was preceded in death by his father, Logan; mother, Lela Nichols; special sister, Carolyn Rogers; and a brother, Glen Nichols.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Shannon and Kathy Nichols; three grandchildren, Benjamin Jacob, Alicia Danielle and Ethan Alexander, all of Temperance, MI; a sister-in-law, Brenda Nichols, Sneedville; nieces, Jennifer Yount and Glynda Nichols, both of Sneedville; a great-niece, Calla, and great-nephew, Trent Yount, both of Sneedville; three devoted friends, Shiryll Jones, Johnson City, Tom George, Knoxville, and Allen Milich, Johnson City.
The family will receive friends 7 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Livesay’s Chapel Baptist Church, Kyles Ford, with Rev. Doug Gibson officiating.
Hawkins County Color Guard will conduct military graveside services following the funeral service at the Nichols Cemetery, Kyles Ford.
Clayton E. Smith
ROGERSVILLE -- Clayton E. Smith, age 66, Rogersville, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, following an extended illness.
He was a member of Long’s Bend Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Bertha Smith; and two brothers, Johnie and Raymond Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Charcey Garber Smith of the home; a sister, Buena Rinehart, Rogersville; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Colboch-Price Chapel with Revs. Fain Arnold and J.B. Hughes officiating. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at the Kite Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday, prior to the services.
MOORESBURG -- Clarence Wolfe, age 67, Mooresburg, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, following an extended illness.
He was saved at Trent’s Valley Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Rosa Lee Wolfe, Sneedville; a sister, Ruby Reeves, Kingsport; and a brother, Earl Junior Wolfe, Sneedville.
He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Adams, Mooresburg; a sister, Annie Sue Wolfe, West Liberty, KY; brothers, Durward Wolfe of Maryland, Clyde Wolfe and Grover Wolfe, both of Columbus, GA, and Horace Wolfe, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by Joan, George and John Frost.
The family will receive friends 6 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the Colboch-Price Chapel with Rev. Joe Haase officiating. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at the Trent Cemetery, Sneedville.
John D. Fields
GREENEVILLE -- John David Fields, age 63, Greeneville, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Takoma Adventist Hospital, Greene-ville, following an extended illness.
He was a native of Hawkins County and had lived in Church Hill before moving to Greeneville in 1970. He was retired from the North American Phillips Company and was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Greeneville. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roscoe Fields.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jane Fields of the home; his mother, Mary Belle Cupp Fields; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Carolyn Fields, Greeneville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Terry Wykle and Angela and Steven Tarleton, all of Greeneville; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three brothers, Dana Fields, J.B. Fields and Wayne Fields, all of Rogersville; three sisters, Mary Fields, Carrie Fields and Gladys Williams, all of Rogersville; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at the Johnson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Brouwer officiating.
Military graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at the Harrison Cemetery, Rogersville. Military rites will be conducted by the Rogersville VFW Post #9543.
Pallbearers will be Gary Williams, Stevie Williams, Ronnie Williams, Timmy (Bucky) Williams, Terry Wykle, and Steven Tarleton.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Praying Pilgrims Ministry of Central Baptist Church, Ralph Edens and Kenneth Harrison.
George M. Wheeler
CHARLOTTE, NC -- George Martin Wheeler, age 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in Charlotte, NC.
He was born in Indianapolis, IN, Sept. 28, 1914. Following his mother’s death, he lived with his aunt, Beatrice Wheeler Peats and her husband Roy Peats; moving to Rogersville to live with his aunt, Margaret Wheeler Orr and her husband Joseph, when he was fourteen. It was on their farm he began his life-long profession as a purebred cattle breeder.
He attended Duke University following graduation from Rogersville High School, and served in the United States Navy during World War II. Active in the development of Angus cattle for many years, Mr. Wheeler kept his own farm, Hickory Cove, in Rogersville, while serving as manager of Allandale Farm, owned by Harvey C. Brooks, Kingsport. He later was manager of farms for E. Ward King, owner of Mason-Dixon Trucking.
He was a former president of both the East Tennessee and the Tennessee Angus Association. The UT Block and Bridle Club chose him as Man of the Year in Animal Husbandry in 1963 and awarded him with a national membership. He served as Vice President of the Sequoyah Boy Scout Council and was active in the Rotary Club in both Kingsport and Rogersville, where he was a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a former Sunday School teacher, deacon, elder and clerk of session in the Presbyterian Church. He was an Elder Emeritus of the Rogersville Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George O. Wheeler and Angeline Donahue Wheeler; and a sister, Margaret F. Wheeler.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruth Doty Wheeler; daughter, Margaret W. Cathcart and husband Rev. Charles S. Cathcart; grandchildren, Laura C. Hoofnagle, Charles S. Cathcart Jr. and David Wheeler Cathcart and their spouses; and three great-grandsons.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at McKinney Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Rogersville Presbyterian Church with Dr. David Hale officiating. Memorials may be made to Rogersville Presbyterian Church, 309 W. Kyle St., Rogersville, TN 37857.
Arrangements are under direction of Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE -- Curtis Robinson, age 87, Rogersville, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Hall Robinson of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Pauline) Sutton, Treadway, and Mrs. Raymond (Dale) Smith, Rogersville; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gale Robinson, Greeneville, and Junior Robinson, Rogersville; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jay Hawkins, Rogersville.
The family will receive friends 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Colboch-Price Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Colboch-Price Chapel with Rev. Ray Mullins officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Irene M. Horner
ROGERSVILLE -- Irene Mae Horner, age 94, Rogersville, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Rogersville, following an extended illness.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Rogersville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Blevins Horner; a grandson, Keith Bryson; parents, Tillman and Lurinda Deck Bartlett; and two brothers, Elmer Bartlett and Winston Bartlett.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia C. Ellison, Takoma, WA; two sons, Hugh Bryson and wife Peggy, Leesburg, FL, Jack Horner and wife Lois, Rogersville; a sister, Anna Mae Shifflett of Oregon; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
çalling hours will be 6 - 8 p.m. Tueday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eugene Hageman officiating. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Highland Cemetery.
Marie S. Lawson
ROGERSVILLE -- Marie Smith Lawson, Rogersville, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.
She was a centenarian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Straley Lawson; parents, Charles C. Smith and Mollie B. Waddell; two sons, J. Straley Lawson Jr. and Rex E. Lawson; three sisters, Mrs. F.M. Barton, Mrs. J.E. Leonard, and Mrs. L.E. Smith Sr.; a brother, Earl H. Smith; two half-brothers, J. Basil Smith and Ernest A. Smith; and a son-in-law, Oman Woods.
She is survived by a daughter, Iris L. Woods; a grandson, Andrew Straley Woods, and granddaughter-in-law, Kimberly B. Woods, Knoxville; two half-sisters, Ina Smith Ball (Ms. Jim), and Mary Frances Williams (Ms. Alzona); and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Colboch-Price Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Highland Cemetery with Revs. Thomas Lawson and Charles Hobbs.