Paul Alex Singleton
PAUL ALEX SINGLETON, 86, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2005 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1919 in Washington County, VA to the late Wiley Singleton and Alice Houser Singleton. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, a farmer, and a charter member of Faith Baptist Church. Mr. Singleton was a veteran of World War II , serving on the destroyer USS Daniel T. Griffin in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, J.C., and Garland Singleton; and two sisters, Ruth Byington and Louise Goodson.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Grace Humphrey Singleton; son Kenneth Singleton and wife Barbara of Bristol; daughter Linda Singleton Dean of Abingdon; three grandchildren, Amy Singleton Nottingham, Sherri Singleton Pettitt, and Adam Dean; seven great grandchildren, Walker Nottingham, Jessica Pettitt, Mason Nottingham, Rachel Nottingham, Grace Nottingham, Noah Pettitt, and Olivia Pettitt; one brother, Jack Singleton of Abingdon; two sisters, Pauline Nester of Abingdon, and Carolyn Sowell of Pensacola, Florida; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 11am at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA with Reverend Walter Statzer officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will include Gary Singleton, Tim Singleton, Thomas Singleton, Fred Karish, Sanford Humphrey, and Adam Dean.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8pm at the funeral home.
Pauline Betty Watson Wilson
Mrs. Pauline Betty Watson Wilson age 96 passed away Thursday, May 5, 2005 in the Abingdon Manor.
She was the daughter of the late Garfield and Rachel Widener Watson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lowry Raydale “Jack” Wilson, a son Len Wilson and wife Vicy, a brother, Bill Watson, three sisters, Winnie Lowe, Mary Griffin and Wadie Vestal.
Survivors include two daughters, Chrispin “Judy” Sims and husband Danny, Shady Valley, TN, Lola Badilla and husband Jessie, Buckeye, AZ, three sons, Harry “Rilon” Wilson, Roseboro, NC, Harley Wilson and wife, Ruby, Abingdon, VA, Lowery “Lonzo” Wilson, Buckeye, AZ, three sisters, Maude Garland, Abingdon, VA, Martha Lowe, Meadowview, VA, Cynthia Lowe, Abingdon, VA, a brother, Nathan Watson, Abingdon, VA, 19 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 26 great great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the Potter Cemetery in Harr, TN. with Rev. Paul Maye, Rev. Michael Norris and Rev. Mark Baumgardner officiating. Interment will follow. Larkin Garland and family will provide the music. Those attending the service are asked to meet at the cemetery.
Pallbearers will by Raydell Wilson, Michael Norris, Barry Cook, Len Cook, David Hilliard, Linwood Wilson.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home or anytime at the home of Nancy Early, 2523 Denton Valley Road or any time at the home of Maude Garland, 21562 Spoon Gap Road, Abingdon
Naomi June Freeman
NAOMI JUNE FREEMAN, 65, of Abingdon, formerly of Bristol, VA, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Johnston Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was retired from Food Lion and attended East End Christian Church. Mrs. Freeman was proud of her children, especially her sons, who are all law enforcement officers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George Monroe and Ida Mae Barnett Simerly; her brother, Michael Simerly; an infant daughter, Lori Faye Freeman; and a daughter-in-law Robin Joylyn Clarke Freeman.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Bobby L. Freeman; her daughter, Amanda Miller of Abingdon; her sons, Danny Freeman and wife Cathie of Abingdon, Mark Freeman of Bristol, VA, and Kevin Freeman and wife Patricia of Glade Spring; grandchildren, Bobbie Nichole Shanks, Kayla Freeman, Michael Freeman, Codi Jo Miller, Hunter Miller, and Kristen Freeman; sister-in-law Mildred Simerly; special nieces and nephews Billy and Gary Simerly, Misty Simerly and Kim Sims; special friends Billy and Linda Dillard; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA with Rev. Kenneth Littleford officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service and also at the home at any time. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to East End Christian Church, 1216 Texas Ave., Bristol, VA.
Katie Roberta Tuggle Cannon
Katie Roberta Tuggle Cannon, age 72, passed away Monday May 9, 2005 at her residence.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, a brother, Leroy Tuggle, five sisters, Pearl Church, Vangeline Louthian, Hattie Chapman, Olie Chapman and Stella Ray.
Survivors include her husband, James Cannon, two sons, Billy Cannon and his girlfriend, Mary Nipper, Allen Cannon and his wife, Tammy all of Glade Spring, VA, a sister, Bonnie Chapman, Bristol, VA, a granddaughter, Tanika Cannon, Glade Spring, VA, several nieces and nephews.
The graveside service will be conducted Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. in the Baptist Cemetery, Glade Spring, VA with Rev. Kenneth Poston and Rev. Curtis Duff officiating. Interment will follow. Those attending on Thursday are asked to assemble at the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Garland A. Caywood, Rick Tuggle, Wade Louthian, Jr., Darrell Louthian, Eric Louthian, Gary Terry and King Stuart Terry, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Myron Steffey and Shane Steffey.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Edna Sue Wright Bradley
EDNA SUE WRIGHT BRADLEY, age 89, passed away Monday, May 9, 2005 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Haysi, VA, the daughter of William James and Emma Colley Wright. Mrs. Bradley was a member of Green Spring Presbyterian Church and her dedicated faith in God sustained her and her family throughout her life. She was very active in church work until her later years, but continued to be a very active prayer warrior for all those she came in contact with. She was sacrificial in her love of church, family, and friends. She taught school for many years in Washington County, Virginia, Gastonia, North Carolina, and Bristol, Tennessee. She belonged to the Washington Co. Retired Teachers Association and the National Teachers Association. Teaching was an important part of her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Tinsley Bradley; sisters, Mae Cogar, Nora Damron, and Allene Onstott; and brothers, George Wright and Ray Wright.
Survivors include daughters Sujean Bradley of Abingdon and Mardia Long and husband Barry of Pulaski, VA; grandchildren Bradley Long, Drew Long, and Tinsley Long of Pulaski; sisters and brothers-in-law Jean and Stacy Matherly of Woodstock, Georgia and Mary and Ken Ratliff of Doraville, Georgia; brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Opal Wright of Aiken, South Carolina; sister-in-law Myra Bradley of Ft. Belvoir, VA; her very special and devoted caregiver, Sharon McCracken of Abingdon; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 11am at the Green Spring Presbyterian Church with Rev. Larry Chapin, Rev. Charles McChesney, and Rev. Bill Youmans officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Barry Long, Bradley Long, Drew Long, Don Farmer, Dr. Emory Robinette, and Charlie McCracken. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Green Spring Presbyterian Church and her nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9pm at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA.
Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Bradley’s honor to Green Spring Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 22007 Green Springs Church Rd., Abingdon, VA 24211, or to the charity of one’s choice.
E. Frances Fields
Mrs. E. Frances “Fran” Fields, age 80, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at the home of her daughter in Meadowview, Virginia. Born October 16, 1924 in Washington County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lundy and Annie Houser Singleton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Fields and a son, Kenneth W. “Kenny” Fields.
She had lived most of her life in Washington County where she was a member of the Carvosso United Methodist Church. She was a retired employee of the Greendale Home of the Aged.
Survivors include three sons, Henry Lee “Butch” Fields of Abingdon, Va.
Harold Fields and wife, Ruby of Abingdon, Va.
Mark Fields and wife, Becky of Meadowview, Va.
A daughter, Dorothy “Dotsy” Duncan of Meadowview, Va.
A daughter in law, Norma Fields of Chilhowie, Va.
A brother, Earl Singleton of Church Hill, Tenn.
Three sisters, Dorothy Slemp of Abingdon, Va.
Peggy Smith of Bristol, Va.
Shirley Kinsley of Gretna, Va.
Seven grandchildren Keith Fields, Tony Fields, Mark Fields, Jr., April Duncan, Melissa Duncan, Eric Duncan and Nicholas Duncan and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted Friday, May 13, 2005 at 2:00 PM in the Carvosso United Methodist Church with Rev. Leonard Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 – 9 PM Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
Phyllis Bell Campbell
Mrs. Phyllis Bell Campbell, age 83, died Thursday, May 12, 2005 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Ohio and had lived in Abingdon for the past ten years moving from Greenville, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Hazel Bell and preceded in death by her husband, William H. Campbell. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, listening to high school bands and chorus groups. Phyllis was very proud of her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.
She is survived by Ray Millsap and wife, Shari of Abingdon
Three daughters, Janet Campbell Ross and husband, Kevin of Knoxville, Tenn.
Nancy Jean Campbell of San Francisco, Calif.
Beth M. McCluskey and husband, Keith of Meadowview, Va.
Three grandchildren, Lourinda Sage, Philip Mark Ross and Bethany Rae Millsap
A memorial service will be held for close family members at the Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Holston Home for Children, 300 Moore Street Suite A, Bristol, VA 24201.
BILL MULKEY, age 71, of Meadowview, passed away Monday, May 16, 2005 at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy Sue Cox.
Survivors include his wife, Roxie Mulkey; 1 daughter, Roxann Blaylock and husband Ronnie of Bristol, VA; 3 sons, Leslie Mulkey and wife Brenda, Jessie Mulkey and wife Lee, all of Meadowview, and Pat Mulkey and wife Angie of Norton, VA; one brother, Johnny Mulkey of Speedwell, VA; 3 sisters, Margaret Morris and Hallie Mulkey of Bland, VA, and Shirley Delp of Speedwell, VA; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Hardy Sauls.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 2pm at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA with Rev. Michael Hunsucker officiating. Interment will be in Rush Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Steve Morris, J.R. Bourne, Russell Scott, J.C. Taylor, Lonnie Lewis, and Vernon Boggs.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8pm at the funeral home.
The family asks that you honor Mr. Mulkey’s request for no flowers, but contributions may be made to his family.
RUSSELL HEATH, age 86, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie, VA. He was a farmer, a former security guard for Columbus McKinnon and Kern’s Bakery, and also worked the flea market for several years. Mr. Heath had formerly attended Rush Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He loved his farm animals, music and playing his banjo, and his friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma; daughter, Christine; brother, Delmar; and sister, Margie. Survivors include his sons and their wives, Tom and Betty Heath of Hickory, NC, Sam and Betty Heath, and Wayne and Nancy Heath, all of Meadowview; daughters and their husbands, Mary Lewis and Lonnie of Damascus, Jean and Paul Taylor of Hickory, NC, Brenda Mulkey and Les of Meadowview, and Jane Debusk and Gene of Glade Spring; brother, Zach Heath, Jr. of Meadowview; sisters, Mae Powers of Chilhowie, and Liza Bebber of Glade Spring; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 11am at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA with Pastor Gary Ritchey and Pastor Tracy Puckett officiating. Interment will be in Rush Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Steven Heath, Leon Heath, Kenneth Owens, Tommy Heath, Jr., Russell Scott, Zack Taylor, Russell Lewis, Karen Debusk, Kim Debusk, Kathy Butterbaugh, Zena Hollister, and Anne Heath, and great grandson, Tyler Burleson.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9pm at the funeral home and anytime at the home of Sammy Heath.
Lola Virginia Bifield
Lola Virginia Bifield, age 92, died Thursday, May 19, 2005 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
She was born on February 7, 1913 in Russell County, Virginia and was a daughter of the late John Ross Sykes and Junnie Mae Jessie Sykes. Mrs. Bifield was a retired nurse and had been active in several professional associations before her retirement. She was a former resident of Richmond, VA having lived there for almost 30 years. Mrs. Bifield was a loyal member of Gospel Tabernacle Church which she attended faithfully until illness prevented her from doing so. She had made her arrangements and referred to her passing as her wedding day with the Lord.
She is survived by two sisters, Vada Johnson and Juanita Krapitis both of Virginia Beach, VA and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, May 22, 2005 at Knollkreg Memorial Park with Rev. Tim Norris and Rev. Carlie Fuller officiating.
Casket bearers will be selected from family and friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service.
Earnest Lee Cardwell
Earnest L. Cardwell age 83 passed away Sunday, May 22, 2005 at the Veterans Care Center in Salem, VA.
Ernie was a Veteran of World War II having served in the U. S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lilburn and Bettie Boothe Cardwell, two brothers, John Cardwell and Charles Cardwell, three sisters, Nellie Anderson, Georgia Hale and Thelma Poore.
Survivors include two sisters, Lottie Osborne, Bristol, VA and Helen Cahill, Chilhowie, VA, one brother, Henry Cardwell and wife, Mary, Saltville, VA, three nieces, Vicki Osborne, Roanoke, VA, Linda Cullop, Frederick, MD, and one special niece, Nancy Hagerman and husband, Willis, Salem, VA, two nephews, Bill Clapp and Tony Anderson both of Bristol, TN.
The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Reverend Jack Sprinkle officiating. Entombment will follow.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. in the mausoleum.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to the Hospice Agency of Salem, VA.