James C. Adams, 81, Church Hill.
CHURCH HILL - James C. (J.C.) Adams, 81, of 1403 Old Union Road, passed away Saturday (Nov. 24, 2001) at Church Hill Health Care and Rehab Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Adams was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County, and was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Connor and Cora Overbey Adams.
Surviving are his wife, Delmar Kate Alley Adams, Church Hill; two daughters, Barbara Hagood and Joyce Adams, both of Church Hill; one son, James E. Adams. Church Hill; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one sister, Mae Cox, Surgoinsville.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, and anytime at the home of his son, James E. Adams, 322 Lyons Avenue, Church Hill.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Phillips and the Rev. Paul Manis officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Elm Springs Cemetery.
Dale Barnette, 34, Church Hill.
CHURCH HILL - Dale Ray Barnette, 34, 250 Christian Bend Road, died Friday (Nov. 23, 2001) unexpectedly at his residence.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, he moved to Duffield, Va. in 1972 and came to this area in 1975. Mr. Barnette was disabled.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kelly Barnette, and his stepfather, Carl Savage.
Surviving are his mother, Georgia Childress Savage, Church Hill; his daughter, Sylvia Barnette; his son, Oren Ray Barnette, both of Kingsport; sister, Shelby Giolitto and husband, Norman, Dayton Ohio; brothers, Gene Barnette, Surgoinsville, Harold Barnette and wife, Chris, Church Hill, and Wayne Barnette and special friend, Diane, Dayton, Ohio; a special nephew, Kelly Barnette; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill. Friends may also call anytime at the 250 Christian Bend Road residence.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Monroe and the Rev. Raymond Hammond officiating.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Flag Pond Church Cemetery in Blackwater, Va.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
W.D. Churchwell, 76, Rogersville.
Graveside services for William David Churchwell, 76, Rogersville, who went to be with the Lord Friday (Nov. 23, 2001), will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today at Liberty Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Victor Wallace officiating.
Pallbearers will be James Martin, Buddy Martin, Chris Lovin, David Bolton, Robbie Russell and Steve Pleasant.
Family and friends will meet at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill, at 10:30 a.m. today to assemble for the procession to the cemetery.
Betty A. Cooper, 78, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Betty A. Cooper, 78, died Sunday morning (Nov. 25, 2001) at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C., after a brief illness.
Born in Springfield, Mo., she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She was a 1940 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. Mrs. Cooper retired in 1990 from the Sullivan County General Sessions Court where she worked as a deputy clerk.
She was a member of Oakwood Forest Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Gladys Abbott.
Survivors include her husband, James M. Cooper, Kingsport; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jim Rochester, Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, John M. and Lynne Cooper, Cambridge, Mass.; a sister, Pat Wolford, Kingsport; niece, Donna Jones; and nephew, Dr. David Wolford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oakwood Forest Christian Church, 1713 E. Sevier Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.
Arrangements will be announced by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Kenneth Culbertson, 82, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - H. Kenneth "Cub" Culbertson, 82, died Saturday morning (Nov. 24, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Scott County, Va., he had resided in Kingsport since 1939. Mr. Culbertson retired from Tennessee Eastman Company where he worked in A.Y. and warehousing operations for 44 years.
He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.
His wife, Willie Taylor Culbertson; infant daughter, Judy Carole Culbertson; parents, Harvey and Effie Lay Culbertson; two brothers, J. Ernest Culbertson and John Jay Culbertson; and one sister, Ann Ramey, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Wayne Medlin, Kingsport; a grandson, Kenneth Dale McLean, Kingsport; two nieces, Martha Cox Woodall, Martha Ann Thompson; three nephews, Bill Osborne, Bill Culbertson, Tom Ramey, three special caregivers, Beth Keys, Susan Quillen, and Tina Jeffers.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Teague officiating.
Family will receive friends immediately following the service at the Cemetery, or anytime at 1576 Warpath Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.
The family will meet at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, at 1 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Medlin, Del McClean, Billy Osborne, Danny Lowery, Danny Medlin and Pat Moriarty.
Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Meade, Gib Tunnell, Clifford Brickey, Herschel Hammonds and Jimmy Dunn.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2600 E. Center Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664, or the Kingsport Animal Shelter 621 W. Industry Drive Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
L.V. Delph, 68, Big Stone Gap, Va.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - L.V. Delph, 68, died Sunday (Nov. 25, 2001) in Holston Valley Medical Center.
He had lived most of his life in Lee and Wise Counties, and was a retired construction worker.
He was of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include his son, Ernest Delph, Big Stone Gap; and daughters, Deborah Stidham, Stonega, Va., and Melissa Ward, Big Stone Gap; stepson, Jerry Lee Pearson, Big Stone Gap; sister, Susie Delph, Lee, Va.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Cecil Cemetery, Pennington Gap, Va., with the Rev. Frank McMahn officiating.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Friends and family are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Ross Egan, 74, Nickelsville, Va.
NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Ross Egan, 74, of Route 2, passed away Sunday morning (Nov. 25, 2001) at his residence.
Survivors and arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
Iona Lester, 80, Lebanon, Va.
LEBANON, Va. - Iona Ferguson Lester, 80, went home to be with the Lord Sunday (Nov. 25, 2001) in the Russell County Medical Center.
A lifelong resident of Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Vaught and Bessie Taylor Ferguson. She was a retired employee of the Russell Manufacturing Company with 26 years of service.
She was a member of the Bascom United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Vaught Peery Ferguson and Roosevelt Ferguson; and one sister, Laverne Morrison.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Dolphus Lester; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Jerry Taylor, Lebanon; four grandsons, Matthew, Joe, Jesse and Caleb Taylor, all of Lebanon; two great-grandchildren, Tara Faith Taylor and Asa Reid Taylor, both of Lebanon; two sisters, Frances Williams, Lebanon, and Audrey Taylor, Kingsport; also several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be after 6 p.m. today at Bascom United Methodist Church.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the church with the Rev. Richard Hale and the Rev. Richie Neese officiating.
Burial will follow in the Russell Memorial Cemetery.
Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Combs Funeral Service, Lebanon, is serving the Lester family.
William Lewis, 76, Taylors Valley, Va.
TAYLORS VALLEY, Va. - William Preston "Bill" Lewis, 76, died Saturday (Nov. 24, 2001) at his residence.
A lifelong resident of Washington County, Va., he was the son of the late Solomon E. and Lavinia Gentry Lewis. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Rumley Thompson American Legion Post No. 135. He was a retired employee from the U.S. Postal Service and also a retired farmer.
Mr. Lewis was a former member of the board of directors of the Damascus Senior Citizens. He was a member and past Master of the Liberty Hall Lodge No. 104 AF&AM in Damascus, Va., and also a member of the Royal Arch Chapter, E.H. Gill No. 50 in Bristol, Va.
He was a devoted member and deacon of the Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren in Taylors Valley. In addition to his faithful service to his local church, he also served in various positions on the district level.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Allen Blevins Lewis; four daughters, Patricia Anderson and her husband, Ed, of Lynchburg, Va., Susan Herndon and her husband, Fred, of Big Stone Gap, Va., Cindy Davidson and her husband, Matt, of Apex, N.C., and Beth Richardson and her husband, Mark, of Taylors Valley; three sisters, Ruth Warden, of Laurel Bloomery, Tenn., Effie Price, of Taylors Valley, and Florence Rowan, of Kingsport; two brothers, Jack Lewis, of Taylors Valley, and Rodger Lewis, of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Lori Anderson, William Anderson, Emily Davidson, Matthew Davidson, Erin Herndon and Briana Richardson; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren in Taylors Valley with Pastor Terry. R. Johnson and Mr. Chad McMurray, ministers officiating.
Burial will follow in the Jackson-Lewis cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Brown, John Forrester, Allenby Baber, Scott Lewis, David Warden, Carl McMurray and Pete Hoke.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to: the Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, c/o Linda McMurray, 23526 Taylors Valley Rd., Damascus, Va. 24236; the Mt. Rogers Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 47, Whitetop, Va. 24292; the Washington County Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 64, Abingdon, Va. 24212; the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 458, Damascus, Va. 24236; or to the favorite charity of one's choice.
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William E. Manis, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - William E. Manis, born March 14, 1959, passed away Saturday (Nov. 24, 2001).
He was a member of King James Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Angie, Leslie and Kimberly Manis, all of Rogersville; mother, Elizabeth Brewer, Salem, W.Va.; one sister, Velva Sharlene Taylor, Surgoinsville; four brothers, Gary E. Brewer, Bean Station, Eugene Manis, Rogersville, Billy Manis, Maryland, and George Manis, Maryville; several nieces and nephews, several great-nieces and nephews; special friends, Jerry and Brenda Davis, Debbie and Robert Collins, Steve and Marchell Shanks; special friend and nurse, Frankie Yankee, R.N.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Belvins officiating.
Interment will follow in the Sizemore Cemetery.
Hoyt McConnell, 96, Ft. Blackmore, Va.
FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Mr. Hoyt Kent "Cuz" McConnell, 96, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, (Nov. 24, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Mr. McConnell was born in Scott County, Va., on July 7, 1905, son of the late Robert Watson McConnell, M.D., and Annie Stallard McConnell.
He was a member of Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church.
He retired from the Tennessee Eastman Shops and Maintenance Department in 1970 after 34 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lakie Pierson McConnell; sisters, Lois Benton, Ruth Trent and Evelyn Smith; and brother, Sam McConnell.
He is survived by a sister, Clyde Irene Addington, Kingsport; and brother, Robert Rhea McConnell, Kingsport; four nieces, Christine Barker, Shirley Palmer, Helen House and Ruth Coley, all of Kingsport; six nephews, Walton McConnell, Kingsport, John Fred Trent, Cocoa, Fla., Dr. Joe Trent, Stamford, Conn., Dr. Bill McConnell, Greenville, N.C., Douglas Benton, Biloxi, Miss., and Bill Benton, Miami, Fla.; several great-nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Dean Tibbs officiating. Music will be provided by the Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church Choir.
Burial will follow the services at the McConnell Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
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Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Brandon Roberts, 23, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Brandon Lynn Roberts, 23, passed away Saturday (Nov. 24, 2001).
He was the son of Lynn and Janet Roberts, of Kingsport, and Kathy and Ken Zollman, of the Rock Springs community of Kingsport. He was a 1996 graduate of Sullivan South.
Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by a sister, Amanda Sue Roberts; his paternal grandparents, Elcer D. Roberts and Jessie Roberts; and maternal grandfather, James Metcalf.
Survivors, other than his parents, are a sister, Jina Roberts Cox and husband Jeff, of Harmony; two brothers, Nathan Zollman, Rock Springs community of Kingsport, and Cody (Spud) Roberts, of Kingsport; two nieces, Logan and Sydney Cox, of Kingsport; maternal grandmother, Louise Metcalf, of Johnson City; maternal stepgrandmother, Helen Zollman, of Kingsport; maternal stepgrandparents, Bill and Lucy Ellis, of Church Hill; paternal stepgrandmother, Sylvia Roberts, of Greeneville; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Gray Funeral Chapel, Gray.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gray Chapel with Brother Joe Shelton II and Brother Steve Pate officiating.
Special singing will be provided by Servants Heart and Jennifer Trent.
Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Nellie Roberts, 64, Kingsport.
Graveside services for Nellie Ruth Roberts, 64, 1174 Dorothy Street, Kingsport, who died Saturday morning (Nov. 24, 2001), will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. today at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Paul Amos, Tommy Amos, Jackie Amos, Kenneth Amos, Carl Amos, and Charles Amos.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of the arrangements.
Michael Rutherford, 42, Big Stone Gap, Va.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Michael David Rutherford, 42, passed away Sunday (Nov. 25, 2001).
Arrangements will be announced on Tuesday.
Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, is serving the family of Mr. Rutherford.
Loyed Smith, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Loyed Smith, of Church Hill, passed away Sunday evening (Nov. 25, 2001) in Indian Path Medical Center.
Survivors and arrangements will be announced later by East Lawn Funeral Home.
Grace Vance, 83, Coeburn, Va.
COEBURN, Va. - Grace Vance, 83, passed away Saturday (Nov. 24, 2001) at the Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Va.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Vance; one daughter, Jean Addington; two sons, Harold Vance and Silas Vance.
Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Meade of St Paul, Va., and Virginia Bowlin of Abingdon, Va.; seven sons, Thomas Vance of Norton, Va., Rex Vance of Gray, David Vance and Jerry Vance, both of Wise, Va., Sammy Vance, Mike Vance and Edward Vance, all of Coeburn; one brother, Rit Plummer of La Plata, Md.; two sisters, Shirley Buchanan of Batavia, Ohio, and Reva Scott of Norton, Va.; 27 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn.
Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Jordan officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. View Church Cemetery in Wise, Va.
Helen H. Wallen, 61, Mount Holly, N.C.
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. - Helen H. Wallen, 61, went home to be with the Lord at 10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 24, 2001) following a brief illness.
Helen was born in Kingsport where she resided until moving to Gastonia, N.C., in 1987. She was a member of Midview Baptist Church in Gastonia.
Helen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Allen and Lillian Dempsey Hyatt; and one sister.
Surviving are her husband, Wayne Wallen, of the home; a daughter, Desirae Simpson and husband, Marvin, Kingsport; sons, Junior Wallen, Gastonia, Michael Ralph Wallen and wife, Lori, Gastonia; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Anthony and Ashley; a sister, Juanita Hammonds, Gate City, Va.; and a brother, Jack Hyatt, Gate City, Va.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Bobb officiating.
Burial will follow at Poplar Grove Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice Program, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.