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VIRGINIA - Tazewell County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 14

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Monday, 11 August 2008, at 3:47 p.m.

Kellie Jo Allen Miller
Kellie Jo Allen Miller, 47, of Kill Devil Hills, NC and formerly of Bluefield, VA, died Dec. 15, 2005 in Nags Head, NC following an automobile accident.
Born in Bluefield, she was the daughter of Annette Sword Allen Caldwell of Bluefield, VA and the late Rodney Delano Allen.
She was a graduate of Graham High School, College of Albemarle and the University of Missouri. She was working as a bookkeeper in North Carolina.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Carl K. Caldwell; stepbrother, Carl K. Caldwell, Jr.; grandparents, Clarence and Della Sword and Glen and Ina Allen; and one uncle, Danny Sword.
Additional survivors: husband, Edward Lee Miller; sister, Kimberly Allen of Los Gatos, CA; stepsister, Darlene Brown of Beckley, WV; aunts, Betty Snell and husband, Frankie, of Bluefield, VA, Linda Ellison and husband, Don, of Springville, and Elsie Sword of North Carolina; great uncle, Mearl Lester and wife, Lillian; and cousins, May Edmonds, Sidney Tillie and Monica Carlyle.
The funeral was conducted Dec. 22, 2005 at the Grandview Mausoleum Chapel.
Dudley Memorial Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Clifford R. Necessary
Clifford Russell Necessary, 75, of Tazewell, died Dec. 28, 2005 at Tazewell Community Hospital in Tazewell.
Born April 10, 1930 at Tannersville, he was the son of the late Paul Raymond Necessary and Verlie Cloteel Necessary.
He attended Tannersville Elementary School and graduated from Rich Valley High School, in Rich Valley, in 1948. Clifford (Jerry to his friends), joined the Air Force in Sept. of 1948 and served for four years during the Korean Conflict as an airplane mechanic. After his discharge, he began working construction jobs, which included building bridges on the West Virginia Turnpike.
He attended Emory and Henry College in Emory for three years and then transferred to Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he graduated in 1963 with a BS in Building Construction. After graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, he and his wife, June, moved to Richmond and began working for Virginia Electric Power Company. He and his family moved to Tazewell in 1967, when he accepted the position as the Town Manager of Tazewell, a position he held until 1976. He then worked for Island Creek Coal Company as Supervisor of Maintenance and Construction, until he retired in 1991. He also worked a couple of years, part time, for the same company.
He began shooting bow and arrow as a child when his grandfather made him a bow and he began shooting more seriously while attending Emory and Henry College. He was VA State Champion of the bare bow in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1965; Virginia State Freestyle Champion 1967; Mid Atlantic Champion 1964 and 1965; National Bare Bow Archery Champion 1964, 1965 and 1966. The 1964 National Field Archery Association, Men's National Championship, which he won, produced a 513-487 Field, 517-512 Hunter and 508 Animal for an aggregate score of 2,537. This broke all existing NFAA Championship Tournament records held by instinctive archers.
He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Tazewell Lions Club, Rich Valley Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Retreads Motorcycle Club, and the NRA.
Survivors: wife of 43 years, June Neal Necessary; son, Russell Ray Necessary and wife, Anne Brewster Necessary, and their children Mollie and Kameron Necessary, and Trevor Taylor of Tazewell; son, Andrew Neal Necessary, and wife, Kelly Combs Necessary, and their children, Spenser, Carter, Conner, and Parker Necessary of Tazewell; son, Terence Kirk Necessary and wife, Joyce Sparks Necessary, of Tannersville, and Kirk's step children, Karen Cole McCall, and husband, Joe McCall, and their children Brittany Allen and Joey McCall of Richlands, and Shannon Cole Johnson, and husband, Larry Johnson, and their children,Kayla and Lindsey Johnson;and sister, Pauline Faye Necessary of Tannersville.
The funeral was conducted Dec. 31, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Larry Ramey officiating.
Burial followed at the Necessary Cemetery in Tannersville, where military graveside rites were conducted by members of the Barns-Beavers VFW Post #7136 of Tazewell.

Robert H. Necessary
Robert H. Necessary, 90 of Tazewell, died Dec. 26, 2005 at Tazewell Community Hospital.
Born March 17, 1915 at Yukon, WV, he was a son of the late Thomas Miller Necessary and Stella Loumattie Neal Necessary.
He was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church in Tazewell. He was a member of the first graduating class (1932) of Big Creek High School. He also was a member of the Tazewell Masonic Lodge #62 A.F. & A.M. and the U.M.W.A. Construction Workers Union.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Howard Necessary, Harry Necessary, Joe Necessary, and Alvin Necessary, and four sisters, Lula Ratliff, Thelma Penland, Verlie Necessary, and Leola Necessary.
Survivors: wife of 69 years, Lena Spence Necessary; son, Don A. Necessary, Sr. and wife, Beulah, of Bristol, VA; grandson, Don A. Necessary, Jr. and wife, Teresa, of Bristol, VA; granddaughters, Julia Necessary Bell and husband, Benny, of Abingdon, Patricia Necessary Turner and husband, Vince, of Bristol, TN; great granddaughters, Tiffany Necessary of Bristol, VA, Sydney Bell of Abingdon, Lauren Turner of Bristol, TN; brother, Kenneth W. Necessary, Sr. of Tannersville; and sister, Addie Necessary Freeman of Tazewell.
The funeral was conducted Dec. 30, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church in Tazewell with the Rev. Larry Ramey and Dr. Tom Conley officiating.
Burial followed at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA where Masonic Graveside Rites were given by members of the Tazewell Masonic Lodge.
Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell was in charge of arrangements.

Mac A. Phipps
Mac A. Phipps, 81, died Dec. 31, 2005, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol.
He was born in Bristol to the late Joseph Mac and Margaret Isabella Phipps.
He was retired from the U.S. Navy and served in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and the Bay of Pigs. He served aboard aircraft carriers including, the USS Boxer, USS Independence and the USS Hornet, and as a navel flight navigator. Interrupting his 20-year naval career, he graduated from Emory and Henry College where he was a member of the basketball team. He taught and coached basketball at Appalachia High School. He was a 23-year employee of the Commonwealth of Virginia retiring as manager of the Virginia Employment Commissions in Richlands.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Malcum Phipps; three brothers, Howard "Bud" Phipps of Bristol, TN, Joseph Conley Phipps of Medford, OR, Worley E. "Steve" Phipps of Columbia, SC; and one sister, Helen Phipps Smith of Elizabethton, TN.
Survivors: nephews, Mike Phipps of Bristol, TN, Dick Smith of Elizabethton; niece Toni Phipps Pittman of Cordova, TN; and a number of special friends.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, 106 Veterans Drive, Richlands, VA 24641.
Oakley-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory of Bristol, TN is in charge of arrangements.

Lodina Beavers Powers
Lodina Beavers Powers, 79, of the Baptist Valley Community of North Tazewell, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 25, 2005.
Born May 26, 1926 in McDowell County, WV, she was a daughter of the late John William and Nannie Asbury Beavers.
She was a member of the Calvary Assembly Church at Baptist Valley. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Louis Powers, Sr.; three sons, Eddie Dean Powers, Robert Fitzgerald Powers, and Freddie Wayne Powers; four sisters, Elsie Beavers, Sally Sizemore, Mary Wolfe, and Annie Williams; and three brothers, Bundy Beavers, Alma Beavers and John Beavers.
Survivors: daughters, Judy Faye Clark and husband, Frank, of Tazewell, Virginia Dare Hutton and husband, Claude, of Marion, Rosemary Powers of Lebanon, Linda Marie Childress and husband, Tim, of Bristol, VA; sons, Charlie Powers, Jr. and Jerry Lynn Powers, both of Tazewell, Delmar Hank Powers of Dry Fork, Michael Powers of Hillsville, David Gross of Richlands; brother, Graves Beavers of North Tazewell; grandchildren, Major Claude "Odge" Hutton, Jr., Melissa Bandy Patterson, Elizabeth Clark Birchfield, Melinda Hutton Vest, Tammy Powers, Matthew Childress and Daniel Childress; ten great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Dec. 29, 2005 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Kenny Gillespie, the Rev. Eugene Harold, and the Rev. Carl Blankenship officiating.
Burial followed in the Whitt Cemetery, Lick Branch Road in Tazewell County.

Alice Mae Presley
Alice Mae Presley, 96, of Bluefield, VA, went to be with her Lord Dec. 7, 2005 at Eastview Adult Care in Bluefield, VA, after a short illness.
Born July 13, 1909 in Switchback, she was a daughter of the late John Cameron Baldwin and Lena Gertrude Warf Baldwin.
She was retired after being a teacher for 35 years at Graham High School. The Graham High Class reunions she attended over the many years since retiring were a great delight to her. She was a member of the Graham Christian Church and a past member of the Eastern Star.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Charles Presley, Jr., two sisters and one brother.
Survivors: sons, William Cameron (Bill) Presley and wife, Fran, of Bristol, TN, Gordon Conrad (Bud) Presley and wife, Chlor, of Centennial, CO, Charles Edward (Ed) Presley and wife, Bani, of Bluefield VA; daughter, Alice Ann Dalton and husband, Clyde, of Danville; ten grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted Dec. 11, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, VA with Rev. Bob Johnson officiating.
Burial followed in the Grandview Memory Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to the Graham Christian Church Joash Fund, 1101 Va. Ave., Bluefield, VA 24605.

Emma (Poochie) Rigney
Emma Jean (Poochie) Rigney, 59, of Bluefield, VA, died Dec. 16, 2005 at her home.
Born in Abbs Valley, she was the daughter of Willie Mae Harmon Dillon of Bluefield, VA and the late Lawrence Dillon. She was of the Protestant faith.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ronald Rigney.
Additional survivors: fiancé, Paul Money of Bluefield, VA; daughters, Ronda Rigney Saunders and husband, Ronnie, of Christiansburg, Sandy Proctor and husband, Jerry, of Winston Salem, NC; and grandson, Ryan Saunders of Christiansburg.
The funeral was conducted Dec. 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, VA with Rev. Kathy Cregger officiating.
Burial followed at the Grandview Memory Gardens.

Ballard Preston Sexton
Ballard Preston Sexton, 79, of Tazewell, formerly of Pulaski, died Dec. 29, 2005 at Tazewell Community Hospital in Tazewell.
Born Jan. 15, 1926 at Narrows, he was a son of Sidney and Rose Ward Sexton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Gary Sexton, who died Nov. 26, 2004; one brother, Andy T. Sexton; one sister, Thelma Robertson; and one great grandson.
Survivors: son, Jackie Sexton of Pulaski; daughters, Judy King and husband, Jonathan, of Waynesboro, Carolyn Carner and husband, Barry, of Austinville; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
A memorial service held was Jan. 2, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Newbern Church of God in Newbern with Pastor Jonathan King officiating.
Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell was in charge of arrangements.

Hattie Harrison Sykes
Hattie Harrison Sykes, 89, of Tazewell, died Dec. 29, 2005 at her home.
Born Sept. 20, 1916 in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late George and Martha Cook Harrison.
She was a member of the Adria Advent Christian Church. She was a loving homemaker and loved to cook.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Miles E. Sykes; one son, Roger L. Sykes; one daughter, Carol Noakes; one grandson John (Jay) E. Sykes; one brother, George Harrison; and one sister, Mattie Belcher.
Survivors: daughter, Christine S. Lockhart of Tazewell; grandchildren, Lynn McCoy, Mary Beth McReynolds, Roger (Rocky) L. Sykes, Randy Noakes and Diane Handy; and great grandchildren, Carrie Davis Foringer, Taylor Desiree' Davis, J. P. Kelly Sykes, Victoria Noakes, Charlie Noakes, Ashley Hengle, and Brandon McReynolds.
The funeral was conducted Dec. 31, 2005 at 8 p.m. at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell with the Rev. Jonah Sparks officiating.
Interment and committal services were conducted at 2 p.m. Jan. 1, 2006 at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Parkinson Foundation, 650 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032.

Mavis Fern Thomas
Mavis Fern Ratliff Thomas, 61, of Big Rock, died Dec. 29, 2005 in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Born in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late Hassell and Gracie Lester Ratliff.
She was a life-long resident of Buchanan County. She was a member of Harman Freewill Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by one son, Terry Lee Ratliff, Feb. 22, 2004, and one sister, Frances Ann Stiltner.
Survivors: husband, Clifford Thomas; brothers, Russell Ratliff and Bobby and wife, Nancy Ratliff, all of Grundy, Randy and wife, Connie Ratliff, of Conaway, Paul and wife, Rita Ratliff, of Big Rock, Roy David and wife, Tammy Ratliff, of Wardell; and several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.
The funeral was conducted Jan. 2, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Harman Freewill Baptist Church in Maxie with Rev. Ronnie Sliger, Rev. Eddie Wilson and Rev. Bobby Ratliff officiating.
Burial followed in Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Big Rock.
Services were held at the church Dec. 31, 2005 and Jan. 1, 2006 at 7 p.m.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy was in charge of arrangements.

Sarah E. Thompson
Sarah Elizabeth Thompson, 84, of Heritage Hall, Tazewell, and formerly of Bluefield, VA, died Dec. 22, 2005 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.
Born in Cliffield, she was the daughter of the late Georgia Witt Yost.
She was a lifelong resident of Bluefield, VA. She formerly attended church at the Children’s Temple Mission in Bluefield, VA.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her father; one sister, Maggie Riley; and one brother, Jack Farris.
Survivors: daughter, Elizabeth Ann Skeens and husband, Walter, of Bluefield, VA; sons, Kenneth Thompson and wife, Lena, of Bluefield, VA, Danny Thompson and wife, Deana, of North Tazewell, Stanley Thompson of Dallas, NC; six granddaughters; seven grandsons; and ten great grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted Dec. 24, 2005 at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, VA with Tim Gibson officiating.

Bernice Irene Thurston
Bernice Irene Thurston, 64, of Adger, AL, and formerly from Bluefield, VA, died Dec. 1, 2005 in Alabama.
Born May 1, 1941 in Matoaka, she was a daughter of the late Stuart Ray Dunavant and Gertrude Bernice Walker Dunavant.
She was of the Baptist faith and had worked in her earlier years as a nurse’s aid at St. Albans Hospital in Dublin. She was a former resident of Bluefield, VA, and moved in 1994 to Adger. She was a very caring person and very devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Michael Thurston.
Survivors: loving husband of 45 years, William Jackson Thurston; daughter, Teresa Shrader of Jasper, AL; sons, Billy Thurston and wife, Emily, of Tazewell, Bobby Thurston of Adger; grandchildren, Christopher, Bryan and Alexis Thurston of Tazewell, Jason and Ashley Shrader of Jasper, Kristin and Kandice Thurston of Texas, Jasmine and Shawn Thurston of North Carolina; sisters, Willadean Yost and husband, Fred, of Bluefield, VA, Shelby Moore of Bluefield; and brother, Stuart Ray Dunavant and wife, Loretta Jean, of Dublin.
The funeral was conducted Dec. 5, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, VA, with the Rev. Jimmy Hagy officiating.
Burial followed in the Grandview Memory Gardens.

Mildred W. Warden
Mildred W. Warden, 89, of Westwood Health Care Center and formerly from Bluefield, VA, died Dec. 10, 2005 at Westwood Health Care.
She was the daughter of the late J. Bryan Whitehead and Mary Groseclose Whitehead.
She was an active member of the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church in Bluefield, VA.
She was a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Warden; one son, Dr. James S. Warden; one brother, J. B. Whitehead; and two sisters, Josephine French and Bernice Daniel.
Survivors: sons, Rev. David Warden and wife, Patty, of Manchester, KY, Bryan Warden and wife, Sandra, of Tazewell; daughter, Nita Saunders of Amelia; sister, Joan Mysakowec of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Greg Warden of Birmingham, AL, Couri Fleet and Robert Saunders, both of Amelia; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted Dec. 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, VA with Rev. Don Nation and Rev. Terry Goodman officiating.
Burial followed in the Maple Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Va. Ave. United Methodist Church, 1901 Va. Ave., Bluefield, VA or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

James "Pete" White
James "Pete" White, 62, of Cedar Bluff, died Dec. 29, 2005 at a Bristol, TN hospital following a brief illness.
Born in Tazewell County, he was a son of the late Mose B. and Mary Rose Allison White, both Tazewell County natives.
He made his home in the Cedar Bluff area most of his life, was a retired electrician and was a member of Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Richlands.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Kay White, and two brothers, Ralph White and Harold White.
Survivors: wife, Phyllis Smith White; sons, Jerry Wayne White and wife, Leeann, of North Carolina, Michael Dean White of Charleston, WV, James David White and fiancée, Vanessa Gilbert, of Richlands; and grandchildren, Mary Rose White, Pasqule Michael White, Kristopher Draven White, and Kierra Alazea White.
The funeral was conducted Jan. 2, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Mr. Bobby Ball officiating.
Interment followed in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.

Sharon Diane Wicks
Sharon Diane Wicks, 56, of Doran, died Dec. 30, 2005 at her home following a lengthy illness.
Born in Dye, she was a daughter of the late Stanley "Bud" and Cora Ellen Plaster Saunders.
She made her home in the Russell County area several years before moving to Doran ten years ago. She was a member of the Ivy Springs Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and served in the Honaker High School Cafeteria.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Saunders and one sister, Alice Faye Shelton.
Survivors: husband, Alfred "Smiley" Wicks; son, Alfred Jr. Wicks and wife, Tanya, of Claypool Hill; daughter, Patricia Diane Harman of Swords Creek; sisters, Gwen Price of Honaker, Debbie Horn of Garden Creek, Sandy Osborne of the Horton Ridge section of Raven; brothers, Frazier Saunders of North Carolina, Steve Saunders of Richlands, David Saunders of Doran, Ricky Saunders of Swords Creek; grandchildren, Shane and Kiera Wicks of Claypool Hill, Cora, Casey, and Evan Harman of Swords Creek; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend of the family, Brian White of Maple Gap.
The funeral was conducted Jan. 1, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Buddy Herald and Rev. Grady McGlothlin officiating.
Interment followed in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.

Gary Adkins
Gary Adkins, 59, of Pounding Mill, died Jan. 6 in a Richlands hospital following a long illness.
Born in Pikeville, KY, he was the son of the late Raymond and Mignon Potter Adkins of Morristown, TN.
He was a member of the Poplar Creek Church of Christ. He was a 1968 graduate of Pikeville College and received his masters from VPI. He was a retired school teacher for Buchanan County School System with 30 years of service and a Past Master in the Cedar Bluff Masonic Lodge #260 AF&AM.
Additional survivors: wife of 34 years, Bonnie Deel Adkins; sisters, Nina Phillips of Indianapolis, IN, Diana Taylor of Grundy; brother, Jeff Adkins of Lexington, KY; and a very special mother-in-law, Dorothy Deel of Richlands.
The funeral was conducted Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with The Evangelist Mike Trent and Rev. Gerald Stacy officiating.
Burial followed in the Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.
A Masonic service was conducted by Masonic Lodge #260 AF & AM Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the funeral home

Carol S. Ball
Carol Sharon Stinson Ball, 58, of Lebanon, died Jan. 5 in a Lebanon nursing facility.
Born Dec. 27, 1947 in Lebanon, she was a daughter of the late Walker and Mamie Ray Stinson.
She was a lifelong resident of the Russell County area.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Stinson, and one sister, Edith Lell.
Survivors: husband, Lowell Ball of Big A Mountain; daughter, Kimberly Joyce and husband, Curtis, of Honaker; brothers, Bill Stinson of Bristol, TN, Jerry Stinson and wife, Linda, of Lebanon; sisters-in-law, JoAnn Stinson and Mary Lou Stinson, both of Lebanon; grandchildren, Alexander Joyce and Erin Joyce, both of Honaker; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel in Honaker with Rev. Chris Musick officiating.
Interment followed in the Ball Family Cemetery on Big A Mountain.

Billy "Junie" Boothe, Jr.
Billy "Junie" Boothe, Jr., 61, of North Tazewell, fell asleep in Jesus Jan. 6 in the comforts of his home surrounded by his family.
Born Aug. 29, 1944 in Tazewell, he was a son of the late William Boothe, Sr. and Hettie Brewster Boothe.
He was a member of the Adria Advent Christian Church, where he lovingly and honorably served as an usher and deacon. He loved his Lord and faithfully served him. He loved to sing and play his harmonica in church. He was a wonderful example and a blessing to all that knew him.
He was employed by L & G Auction of North Tazewell and proudly served as an auctioneer. He previously worked at Lambert Packing Co. of Squire, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Stella Lambert and husband, Jules, with whom he made his home; brothers, James Boothe, Roy Boothe, Frank Boothe, Harold Boothe and George Boothe; and sister, Mary Hall.
He was a loving uncle to David Lambert, his caregiver, J. L. (Punky) Lambert and wife, Beckie, Mike Lambert and wife, Ramona, Mary Gilbert and husband, Marcus, Wanda Thomas and husband, John, and special family friend, Jeff Shelton, all of North Tazewell; brother to Euva Walbeck and Mallie White of Brooksville, FL; great uncle to Aaron, Amanda, and Michael Lambert, Nathan Thomas and Callie Gilbert. He leaves behind a host of friends that will greatly miss him. His love for everyone was evident in the beautiful life he lived and the example he gave.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Jan. 9 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Don Elswick officiating.
Burial followed at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA.

Anna James "Jimmie" Smith Bowen
Anna James "Jimmie" Smith Bowen, 88, of the Cove area in Tazewell, died Jan. 5 at Tazewell Community Hospital.
She was the widow of the late Rees Tate (June) Bowen VI and had lived in the Cove for the last 57 years.
She was born Dec. 30, 1917, in Russell County and was the daughter of the late James Thomas Smith and Anna Lee Gilkeson Smith.
She attended Mary Baldwin College and graduated from Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William & Mary (now Virginia Commonwealth) in Richmond. Upon graduation, she worked at a Settlement House (Friendship House) in Washington, D. C. During World War II, she served in the Red Cross and was stationed at a psychiatric hospital in Kentucky. She taught first and second grade for 18 years at the Cove Elementary School (Tazewell County). She was a member of the Cove Church and the Elk Garden United Methodist Church.
Survivors: sons, Rees T. Bowen VII and wife, Sallie, and George Bowen and wife, Donna, all of Maiden Springs, Tom Bowen and wife, Liz, of Weber City; grandchildren, Rees T. Bowen VIII, James T. Bowen II, and Hanna W. Hagy; great grandchild, Landon D. Fleisher; sister-in-law, Irene Cecil Bowen Wendell of Rosedale; nephew, J.H.A. Smith of Rosedale; and nieces, Ann Wade Godwin of Fishersville and Nancy Aker Cross of Lebanon.
The funeral was conducted Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Cove Church located at Maiden Springs Road, U. S. Hwy 91, with the Rev. Larry Ramey and Dr. Thomas Conley officiating.
Private graveside services were conducted at the Bowen Family Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Cove Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Clinton Bell, Treasurer, Rt. 1, Box 350, Tazewell, VA 24651, or to your local chapter of the American Red Cross.
Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell was in charge of arrangements.

Marie M. Cassady
Marie Marelday Cassady, 82, of Lebanon, went to be with the Lord Jan. 8 at the home of her daughter in Swords Creek.
Born Oct. 1, 1923 in Iaeger, WV, she was a daughter of the late Lewis Roberts and Susie Bailey Dales.
Formerly of Iaeger, she had resided in Lebanon for the past 13 years. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Cassady, and two brothers, Dale Bailey and Homer Bailey.
Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Jack (Darlene) Osborne of Athens, WV, Mrs. Jackie (Norma) Dillon of Swords Creek, Mrs. Larry (Phyllis) Brooks of Honaker, Mrs. Darrell (Judith) Hale of Lebanon, Mrs. Chris (Iva Gay) Rarick of Princeton, WV; brother, Herman Bailey of Gilbert, WV; a special friend and caregiver, Mildred Smith; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Pastor Larry Brooks officiating.
Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.

Roy Coker
Roy Coker, 86, of Tazewell, died Jan. 8 at a Tazewell hospital.
Born April 26, 1919 in Logan, WV, he was the son of the late James Coker, Sr. and Gracie Watts Coker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard Coker, Hassel Coker and James Edward Coker, Jr., and six sisters, Shirley Chambers, Pauline Barker, Neare Coker, Ruby Coker, Minnie Coker and Alma Jean Coker.
Survivors: wife of 35 years, Monnie Coker; son, James (Jim) Coker of Tazewell; daughter, Annette (Ann) Coker and fiancé, Jodie Little, of Lenoir, NC; grandchildren, April Little and Dillion Little; his favorite companion, Bubba; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at Osborne Mountain Free Pentecostal Holiness Church at Osborne Mountain with Rev. Bobbie Sparks officiating.
Burial will follow in the Osborne Cemetery at Osborne Mountain.
The family will receive friends after 12 noon Jan. 10 and 11 at the church.
Singleton Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Clay Shaw Cole
Clay Shaw Cole, 53, of Richlands, died Jan. 4 at a Richlands hospital following a brief illness.
Born in Whitewood, he was a son of Ava D. Cole of Richlands and the late Claude S. Cole.
He was a former security guard for Mattie Williams Hospital and a former volunteer with the Whitewood Rescue Squad. He had lived most of his life in Whitewood and was of the Baptist Faith.
He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, neighbor and friend.
Additional survivors: wife, Constance W. Cole; daughter, Elizabeth Denise Proffitt of Richlands; four step-children; sisters, Lorene Huffman and husband, Bobby, of Denver, NC, Pauline Casey of Jewell Ridge, Kathleen Green and husband, Larry, of Charlotte, NC, Janice Quick and husband, Clyde, of Okeechobee, FL, Pat Quick and husband, Russ, of Abingdon, Wanda Lowe and Danny of Richlands; brother, Claude Cole and wife, Rita, of Richlands; nine grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.
The funeral was conducted Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. Barry Absher, Rev. Jerry Stone, Rev. R.B. Lambert and Mrs. Phyllis Simmons.
Interment followed in the Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.

Geraldine F. Davis
Geraldine Florence Reedy Davis, 66, of Richlands, died Jan. 2 at her home.
Born June 4, 1939 in Richlands, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Mildred Jones Reedy.
She was a member of the Church of Living God in Jesus Name.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Morrow and Janice (Jink) Johnson, and two brothers, James Reedy and Claude Reedy, Jr.
Survivors: husband of 41 years, Carl Davis; daughter, Karen Davis of the home; brothers, Fred Reedy and wife, Wanda, of Swords Creek, Jack Reedy of Cedar Bluff; and sister, Shelvia Dye and husband, Jack, of Piedmont, AL.
The funeral was conducted Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Kenneth Pruitt officiating.
Burial followed in the Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.

Norma Jane Dye
Norma Jane Dye "Jane" died Jan. 6 at Wacamaw Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 9, 1935 in Richlands, she was a daughter of the late Flem and Nora Vance Hicks.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and soon to be great grandmother.
She enjoyed being with her family, it is what put that sparkle in her eyes.
She and her husband, Frank, have lived in Myrtle Beach since 1998.
She was preceded in death by one son, Leslie Ray Dye; one sister, Caroline Shelton; one brother, Ralph Donald Hicks; and stepfather, Tom Hackney.
Survivors: husband, Frank, of 54 years; brothers, Frank Hicks and Melvin Hicks of Florida, Joe Hicks of Michigan; sister, Freda Moore of Maryland; daughters, Mary Alice Hill and husband, Greg, of Myrtle Beach, Patsy Reed and husband, Wayne, and Pamela Nicholson and husband, Kevin, all of Maryland, Jeanette Stanley and husband, Marvin, of Garden City; and grandchildren, Samuel Luke Dye, Michael Allen Dye, Kevin Lee Nicholson, Kenneth Troy Nicholson, Tiffany Ann Reed and Wayne Edward Reed "Bud" all of Maryland.
Memorial services will be held at Grand Strand Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach, SC, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. as well as a memorial held in Maryland Jan. 21 at the College Park Moose Lodge #453 from 1 p.m. 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send you contributions to the family payable to: Sam Dye, 5300 W. Mapleshade Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.

Gladys Graham Edmonds
Gladys Graham Edmonds, 91, of North Tazewell, died Jan. 2 at her home.
Born Jan. 5, 1914 in Cliffield, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Sarah Matilda Earls Graham.
She was a member of the Tazewell Family Worship Center. She worked in the Meat Department of Deskins Supermarket in Tazewell and retired after 21 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Audrey H. Edmonds; one sister, Molly Peery; six brothers, Clarence Graham, George Graham, William Graham, Frank Graham, Shields Graham, and John B. Graham, II; a special grandson, David Peery; three nieces, Phyllis Peery Fox, Shirley Graham Hart and Carol Graham; and one nephew, Dale Graham.
Survivors: daughters, Alma Peery, and husband, Marshall, of North Tazewell, Betty Farmer and husband, John, of Roanoke; sons, Dwight Edmonds and wife, Nancy, of Live Oak, FL, Daniel Edmonds and wife, Barbara, of Manly, IA; eight grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Jan. 6 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Lawrence Hayes and the Rev. Don Waddell officiating.
Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell.
The family requests memorial contributions be directed to the Tazewell Family Worship Center C/O Debbie Barrett, Treasurer, 112 Faith St., North Tazewell, VA 24630.

Peggy Lou Fields
Peggy Lou Kegley Fields, 76, of Delaware, OH, formerly of Russell County, died Jan. 2 at Sarah Moore Home in Delaware, OH.
Born Nov. 17, 1929 in Finney, she was a daughter of the late Bowen and Destie Kegley.
She had lived in Ohio for over 25 years, moving there from Lebanon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Fields, Jr.; three sisters, Jewell Smith, Betty Dye, and Violet Artrip; and one brother, Miles Kegley.
Survivors: son, John W. Fields and wife, Kathy, of Rutledge, TN; daughters, Judy Gayle Ray of Delaware, OH, Mona Lynn Rayburn and husband, Toby, of Ashley, OH; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Jan. 5 in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel in Honaker with Rev. Esteel Williams officiating.
Interment followed in Russell Memorial Cemetery at Lebanon.

Mary "Johnny" Jackson
Mary Virginia "Johnny" Jackson 87, of Richlands, died Jan. 3 in a Richlands hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in Pocahontas, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd H. and Nina Long Litton, both Tazewell County natives.
She lived most of her life in the Tazewell County area and was a retired teacher for the Tazewell County School System, having taught 14 years in the Cove. She was a member of Raven Assembly of God Church in Raven.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "Red" Jackson; one brother, Raymond Litton; and one brother-in-law, Bliss Blankenship.
Survivors: sisters, Florence Blankenship and Mrs. Clarence (Phyllis) Vance, both of Richlands, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. Max Linkous, Rev. Barry Absher and Rev. Vonley Pruitt officiating.
Interment followed in the Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.

Maggie Mae Jones
Maggie Mae Brewster Jones, 97, of North Tazewell, died Jan. 9 at Tazewell Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 8, 1909 in Tazewell County, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Thomas Brewster and Mary Ellen Barrett Brewster.
She was a member of the Tazewell Christian Church where she served as deaconess and an active member of the CWF for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Parl P. Monk; her second husband, David A. Jones; one son, Dallas S. Monk and wife, Emma Sue Monk; one daughter, Judith Faye Jones; one brother; and three sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors: sons, Garner S. Monk and wife, Charlene, of Tazewell; C. Curtis (Pickle) Jones and wife, Nancy, of Hampton; daughter, Linda Jones Porter and husband, William W. Porter, of Dumfries; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Tazewell Christian Church with the Rev. Michael Stump officiating.
Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell.
Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Tazewell Christian Church, 302 E. Pine St., Tazewell, VA 24651.

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