Josie Ethelyn Fleenor
Mrs. J. Ethelyn M. Fleenor, age 76 passed away Friday, September 22, 2006 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fleenor was born January 1, 1930 in Washington County, Virginia to the late Harry Britton McCracken and Pearl Haga McCracken. Mrs. Fleenor was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Mrs. Fleenor is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Raymond McCracken, two sisters, Mary Magdalene Cullop and Lora Mae Groseclose, and one grandchild, Traci LeDia Martin.
Mrs. Fleenor is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Paul E. Fleenor, three sons, Bruce Martin and wife Vicki of Piney Flats, Tennessee, and Paul Fleenor, Jr. and wife Vicki of Bristol, Virginia, one daughter, Dottie Nash and husband Garland of Bristol, Virginia. Grandchildren, Brittany Barnett and husband, Jonathan of Knoxville, Tennessee, David Ringley, Jr. of Bristol, Virginia, Katherine Alsbrook and husband, Eric of Bristol, Tennessee. Heather Waraksa and husband, David of Brooklyn, New York, Shelley Typrin and husband, Jason of Los Angeles, California, Justin Fleenor of Bristol, Virginia and Rachel Fleenor of Bristol, Virginia, and Shawn Fleenor of Newport News, Virginia. Three great-grandchildren, Ella Typrin of Los Angeles, Califonia, and Shawn Fleenor, Jr. of Newport News, Virginia, and Kayla Fleenor of Newport News, Virginia. One brother, Ernie McCracken and wife Nell of Welch, West Virginia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Fleenor will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2006 in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service with Rev. Jim Goddard officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Paul Fleenor, Jr., Garland Nash, Jonathan Barnett, Dan Edwards, Charles Robinson, and Doug Harman. The family will receive friends after 6:00 P.M. Sunday, September 24, 2006 in the funeral home.
Charles Lee Barr, Sr.
Charles Lee “Skip” Barr, Sr. departed this life on Friday, September 22, 2006 at his residence. He was a native of Alex, VA and had lived in the Bristol, VA area for 15 years. In addition to his mother, Virginia Lee Patton, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Williams.
He is survived and will be remembered by his wife of 26 years, Brenda Ann Barr; two daughters; Brandi Stanley and husband, Kerry and Melissa Tuell and husband, Michael, two sons; Charles Lee Barr, Jr. and Sgt. Timothy Barr and wife, Glenda, stationed in Germany; one sister, Kathleen “Kitty” Petitt and his mother-in-law, Linda Allen; nine grandchildren.
A memorial graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2006 in the Campground United Methodist Church Cemetery in the Benhams Community, Bristol, VA with Rev. Howard Leonard officiating.
The family will receive friends Tuesday following the graveside service at the residence.
Frances Elizabeth Wohlford
On Sunday September 24, 2006, Frances Elizabeth Brown Wohlford passed peacefully from this world. A lover of life, family, and laughter; her journey now continues in the Heavens. Known to many as “Frisky”, Frances was born July 19, 1923 in Meadowview, VA. She was the daughter of the late Hayter and Gladys Ritchie Brown. She attended Meadowview High School, Marion College, and Emory and Henry College. Ms. Wohlford was employed 21 years with the Washington County School System as a library aide.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, David Randolph Wohlford, daughter Becky Wohlford and sister Mary Baker.
Ms. Wohlford is survived by one daughter, Eva Louise Parker and husband Ken, and one son, David R. Wohlford, Jr., and wife Pat; grandchildren Eddie Wohlford, Ritchie Wohlford and wife Lisa, Nicole Spurgeon and husband Scott, Randi Johnson and husband Mike, and Martha Foster and husband Joseph; great-granddaughters Alexandra Wohlford, Sara Spurgeon, Rowan Wohlford and Isabel Johnson; brothers David Daniel Brown and Hayter C. Brown; brother-in-law, Jimmy Wohlford and Sam Wohlford and wife Mary, sister-in-law Betty Dishman and husband Clarence; special cousins Joe Painter and David Painter; and special friends Dr. and Mrs. Emory Robinette and Judy Combs, also several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in the Holston Conference Cemetery, Emory, Virginia with Rev. Clarence Dishman officiating. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ritchie Wolford, Mike Johnson, Joseph Foster, Joe Painter, Milton Maiden, G. C. Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Wohlford, Scott Spurgeon, David Painter, Charlie Brown, Bud Brown.
The family would like to extend gratitude to the caring staff of Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Donations may be made to the American Lung Association, P. O. Box 1249, Abingdon, VA, 24212 or to the Meadowview United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 255, Meadowview, VA 24361.
Friends and family will be received anytime Monday or Tuesday at the home of Ken and Eva Parker, 13183 Lindell Road, Meadowview, VA, to celebrate the life and good times of Ms. Wohlford.
Thelma "Nancy" Henderson Duff
Thelma “Nancy” Henderson Duff, age 78, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 25, 2006, at her home surrounded by her loving family following complications from a stroke. Nancy was born on August 31, 1928, in Washington County, Virginia, to the late Grover and Cora Davis Henderson. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and attended Solid Rock Baptist Church, where her son-in-law pastors. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and sister-in-law. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Cora Henderson; brothers, K.B., Woodrow, Claude, Clarence and Thomas Henderson; and sister, Chloe and brother-in-law, Arlie (Curley) Holmes. She is survived by
Her loving husband of 57 years, Ernest Leroy (Shorty) Duff of Abingdon
Three daughters, Bonnie Ballinger and husband, Larry of Glade Spring
Rhonda Hawkins and husband William Dean (Billy) of Abingdon
Lora Rasnake and husband, Scott of Abingdon
Three brothers, Grover Henderson and wife, Ossie of Salem
Carlos Henderson and wife, Elizabeth of Glade Spring
Arthur Henderson and wife, Ruby of Bristol
One sister, Nadine Holmes of Duncan, S.C.
Three sisters-in-law, Ann Henderson of Princeton, W.Va.
Addie Henderson of Glade Spring
Darlene Henderson of Lebanon
Eight grandchildren, LeAnna Wills and husband, Don, Kirk Ballinger and wife, Hollie, Amanda Rouse and husband, Shawn, Derek Hawkins and wife, Whitley, Cora Beth and Nicholas Hawkins, Kaylee and Reed Rasnake
One great granddaughter, Montana Hawkins and many nieces and nephews
The family will receive friends from 7 – 9 PM Tuesday at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway (located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens). The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 2:00 PM in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service with Pastor Billy Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Larry Ballinger and Scott Rasnake and grandsons, Kirk Ballinger, Derek Hawkins, Don Wills and Shawn Rouse. Special thanks to Fresenius Dialysis Center of Johnson City, Penny, Barb and all of the physicians and also to the nurses of Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia.
Alva Monroe Stiltner
Mr. Alva Monroe Stiltner, age 87, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2006 in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Stiltner was born July 13, 1919 in Buchanan County, Virginia. He was retired from Norfolk & Western Railroad with 42 years of service. Mr. Stiltner moved to Abingdon from Grundy in 1981. Mr. Stiltner was a member of Woodland Hills Church of Christ.
Mr. Stiltner is preceded in death by his first wife, Belle Horn Stiltner, five brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Stiltner is survived by his second wife, Clemmie H. Sturgill Stiltner, two sons, Roger Lee Stiltner of Johnson City, Tennessee and Ray Stiltner of Daytona Beach, Florida, two step-sons; Bill Sturgill, and Bob Sturgill; two step-daughters, Elaine S. Crewey and Cathy S. Richards.
The funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 30, 2006 in The Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service with Mr. Paul Viers, Mr. Tim Blevins, and Mr. Charlie Vanover officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, Virginia. Pallbearers will be Bill Sturgill, Bob Sturgill, Charlie Vanover, Rodney Woodward, Frank Sturgill, and Larry Williams. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Friday, September 29, 2006 from 6:00 P.M. -9:00 P.M.
Myra Jane Fletcher
Myra Jane Fletcher, age 42, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2006 at her home. She was born and raised in Buchanan County until moving to Abingdon in 1977. She was preceded in death by her mother Junilee Potter Fletcher. She is survived by
Her son, David Pippin of Abingdon
Her father, Earl Fletcher of Abingdon
Four brothers, James C. Ratliff, Jr. of Bristol, Va.
Roger Fletcher of Vansant
Teddy Fletcher of Bristol, Va.
Michael Fletcher of Abingdon
Two sisters, Earla Kay Stacy of Abingdon
Linda Farmer of Rowe, Va.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 5:00 PM in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service with Rev. Tom Holder officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until the time of service.
Jean Powers Haack
Mrs. Jean Powers Haack, age 79, died Tuesday, September 26, 2006.
Jean was born in Dickenson County, Virginia on May 9, 1927 and was a daughter of the late Monroe Powers and Ollie Robinson Powers. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dewel W. Powers. Jean had lived her adult life in Allen Park Michigan where she was an active member of the Mount Hope Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband Wilbur Haack; three children, Cheryl Toms and husband Kim of Belleville, MI, Gail Lafave of Dearborn Heights, MI and Mellani Zajac and husband Mike of Spring Lake, MI; eleven brothers and sisters, Bobbie W. Powers and wife Tong of Fairbanks, AK, Myrl E. Powers Viers Clevinger of Abingdon, VA, Joy L. Cochran and husband Bill of Live Oaks, FL, George R. Powers and wife Judy of Charleston, WV, Von P. Powers and wife Betty of Tallahassee, FL, Sam Powers of Bee, VA, Ann Ray and husband Guy of Davenport, VA, Deana Powers McClanahan of Abingdon, VA, Richard L. Powers of Warwick, RI, Pat Powers Bronner of Abingdon, VA and Haley T. (Pam) Chese of Saratoga, WY; four grandchildren, Stefanie, Gabrielle and husband Ryan, Brian and Brittany; two great grandchildren, Colin and Ava and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Mrs. Jean Powers Haack will be conducted at 3:00 P. M. Sunday in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service (located on the grounds of Forest Hills Cemetery at 19415 Lee Highway) with Rev. Bill Edmonds officiating. Interment will follow in the cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members.
Emma Laura Johnson Overcash
Emma Laura Johnson Overcash, age 87, died September 13, 2006.
Emma was deeply loved and was devoted to her family and friends. She graduated from East High School in Nashville, TN in 1936 and from Emory and Henry College in 1940.
Survivors include her daughters Linda Fort Overcash Stigall and her husband Gerald of Minneapolis, MN, Emma Jan Overcash Bell and her husband John of Birmingham, AL; her son, Kim Johnson Overcash and his wife Kathleen of Englewood, CO; her sisters, Mary Ann Johnson Metzger and her husband Harold of Scottsdale, AZ, Ruth Jeanette Johnson Fox of West Palm Beach, FL, Lorena Yates Johnson Bass and her husband George of Nashville, TN; and nine grandchildren.
Memorial services were held on September 16, 2006 at St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta. An interment and memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 P. M. Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the Holston Conference Cemetery at Emory & Henry College. She will be laid to rest next to her mother, Emma Jeanette Fort Johnson, wife of the Rev. O. B. Johnson.
In place of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions honoring Emma be made to the Salvation Army, Georgia Division Headquarters, 1000 Center Place, Norcross, GA 30093 or to the St. James United Methodist Church, 4400 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30342.