Ruth Brandon, 91, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Ruth Brandon, 91, died Thursday (April 18, 2002) in Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Washington County, Tennessee, Mrs. Brandon was a resident of Fall Branch except for the past 18 years.
She was a member of East Rogersville Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Oma Mullenix, her husband, Harry Brandon and two brothers, Clifford Mullenix and Millard Mullenix.
Survivors include one daughter, Theda Burchfield, Rogersville; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Linda Brandon, Kingsport, Bill and Velma Brandon, Rogersville; seven grandchildren, Tony Burchfield, Anita Cupp, Lisa Davis, Kara Ratliff, Kris Barnhill, Judd Moore and Larry Moore; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Reba Jackson, Fall Branch; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Fall Branch Chapel with Dr. Steve Holt and Rev. Bill Gardner officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Roger Jackson, George Moody, W. J. Gardner, C. B. Pearson, Jr., Dennis Cupp and Wayne Bushong.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery Fund,
c/o Mrs. Carmen Lady, 405 Bank Drive, Fall Branch, TN 37656.
Mattie Carter, 106, Knoxville.
KNOXVILLE - Mattie Qualls Carter, 106, passed away Wednesday evening (April 17, 2002) at Hillcrest South Nursing Home.
Mattie was born in Big Stone Gap, Va., on Oct. 8, 1895. She married Aden Gaines Carter of Hummel, Ky. on Aug. 16, 1912. They had three children: Virgil Carter, who passed away at 14 years of age; Myrtle Carter Adams of Knoxville; and Aden Gaines Carter Jr. of Big Stone Gap, Va. Mattie had made her home with her daughter, Myrtle Adams since 1985 in Knoxville.
Mattie and her husband owned and operated Carter's Shoe Shop on Main Street in Appalachia, Va. for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elisha and Alwildie Qualls; brother, Lee Qualls; and sister, Della Wilson.
Surviving are a son, Aden and daughter, Myrtle; grandsons, Aden Adams and wife, Ann, Jacksonville, Fla., David and Carrie Carter, Piney Flats, Tenn.; granddaughters, Glenda Hughes, Strawberry Plains, Tenn., Gay and husband, Bill Hawes, Eustes, Fla.; grandson, Gary Carter and wife of Memphis, Tenn.; and six great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, Knoxville.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Countiss officiating.
Interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverview Cemetery, East Stone Gap, Va., with the Rev. Hugh Bowers officiating.
Charlie Daniel, 79, Ewing, Va.
EWING, Va. - Charlie Daniel, 79, passed away Wednesday (April 17, 2002) at his home.
Born June 25, 1922, he was a veteran of World War II and a member of Red Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Pearl Smith; parents, Phillip Daniel and Ida Daniel; sister, Laura Callahan and baby sister, Rachael Daniel.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jossie Brooks Daniel, Ewing, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Helen Daniel, Ewing, Va., and Gerald and Tammy Daniel, Ft. Smith, Ark., Tracy Daniel, Ewing, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Beatrice Faye and Charlie Comer, Dandridge, Tenn.; grandchildren, David Daniel, Heather and Chelsea Daniel, Matt and Andy Comer, Adam Smith; brothers, Louis Daniel, Harrogate, Tenn., Carlie Daniel, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Floyd Daniel, Lakeland, Fla., Fred Daniel, Bean Station, Tenn.; sisters, Florence Daniel, Jefferson City, Tenn., Beatrice Fleenor, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Ruth Long, Rose Hill, Va.; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, Tenn.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Henry Owens officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before the service.
Burial will be in the Red Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Daniel, Matt Comer, Andy Comer, Vincent Ward, Charlie Comer, Lehman Callahan, and Adam Smith.
Richard S. Gilliam, 35, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Richard (Rich) S. Gilliam, 35, died unexpectedly Tuesday (April 16, 2002) due to an automobile accident while out of state on business.
He grew up in Greene County, where he had graduated from North Greene High School. He had lived in Kingsport most of his adult life. He had served in the U.S. Army.
He was formerly employed at Tennessee Eastman Company where he served as an electrician until 1998, when he left the company to become the owner/operator of Nationwide Hail Repair. His life belonged to his children.
Surviving are his daughter, Erica Gilliam of Church Hill; his son, Zachary Gilliam of Kingsport; his fiancée, Serena Gilliam of Kingsport; his father, Willie Ray Gilliam Jr. of Chuckey; his mother, Peggy Hood Matney of Gate City, Va.; his grandmother, Mrs. Rufus (Hazel) Hood of Duffield, Va.; two brothers, Dwayne Gilliam and wife Karen of Chuckey, and Jon D. Gilliam and wife Adrianne of Kingsport; one niece, Katie Gilliam, and one nephew, Joe Gilliam.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may call anytime at the father's residence, 15825 Kingsport Hwy., Chuckey, Tenn., or anytime at the aunt's residence (Sandy Williams), Route 1, Box 222, Duffield, Va.
Services will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bishop G.D. Peters and Evangelist Garry Hood officiating.
Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3.
Pallbearers will be Dwayne Gilliam, Jon D. Gilliam, Joe Gilliam, Rufus Hood, David Hood, Garry Roberts, Stanley Williams and Derwin Gibson.
Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
Edith Ely Houser, 81, Blountville.
BLOUNTVILLE - Edith Marie (Sissy) Ely Houser, 81, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (April 17, 2002) at the Hillside, Sunbridge Health Care Center after a period of declining health.
Edith was born Nov. 28, 1920 in Coeburn, Va., a daughter of the late Ben H. Adkins and Dora Orpha (Hale) Adkins. She retired from North Electric.
She was a member of Gunnings Baptist Church, Blountville and the Eastern Star Lodge No. 419.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Fred Ely and Cam Houser.
Surviving are two daughters, Jackie McNamara, Blountville and Barbara Hoskins, South Carolina; son, Freddy S. Ely, Bluff City; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Dorton.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins and the Rev. Regie Weems officiating.
Burial will follow in the Tri-Cities Memory Garden.
Pallbearers will be Timmy Rachel, Steve Hoskins, Ronnie Nunley, Bobby Dotson, Mark Sherwood and Sidney Stanley.
Honorary pallbearer will be Donnie Nunly.
Annette Huffman, 81, St. Paul, Va.
ST. PAUL, Va. - Annette Mullins Huffman, 81, passed away Wednesday (April 17, 2002) at Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Va.
She attended Meade's Chapel Church and was a member of the Women's Auxiliary.
She was the daughter of the late Crockett and Mary Cosby Mullins.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Benny and Ronald Huffman.
Surviving are her husband, Johnie Huffman; two sons, Harold Huffman of St. Paul, Va., and Jack Huffman of Sandusky, Ohio; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Woodrow Mullins of Nora, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Meade and the Rev. Les Ritchie officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Coeburn, Va.
Clyde Johnson, 54, Clinchport, Va.
CLINCHPORT, Va. - Clyde Johnson, 54, Route 3, died Thursday morning (April 18, 2002) at his home after a brief illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.
Erma Johnson, 85, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Erma Williams Johnson, 85, went to be with the Lord Monday (April 15, 2002) in Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.
Erma was born August 18, 1916 in Scott County, Va., a daughter of the late Will and Bertha Fritz Williams. She was married to the late Dock E. Johnson, who passed away August 2, 1986.
She was a loving mother.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy and Howard Johnson; sister, Gladys Harper; brothers, John Williams and Eugene Williams.
Survivors include her daughters, Peggy McCory and Linda Owens, both of South Carolina; sons, Charles, Richard, Jerry and Joseph Allen Johnson, all of Kingsport, and Fred Johnson of South Carolina; brothers, Homer, Williams of Florida, R.C. Williams of Pennsylvania, Clarence and Don Williams, both of Kingsport; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Garden of Christus of the East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Michael Anthony Johnson, Charles Wayne Johnson Jr., Shawn L. Johnson, Richard Joseph Johnson Jr., La Rue A. Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Mark Johnson, Warren Johnson and Michael D. Owens.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Swayze and Lance Stallard.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Johnson family.
Beulah Keisling, 81, Kingsport.
Services for Beulah S. Keisling, 81, of Kingsport, who passed away Wednesday (April 17, 2002), will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. F.M. Brown officiating.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Garden of Love in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Gertrude Kimbler, 88, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Gertrude Dallas Kimbler, 88, died Thursday (April 18, 2002) at Wexford House.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gate City Funeral Home.
Minnie Monk, 77, Lebanon, Va.
LEBANON, Va. - Minnie Stoots Monk, 77, 273 Richardson St., died Thursday (April 18, 2002) in the Russell County Medical Center.
Born Jan. 27, 1925, a daughter of the late Albert and America Robins Stoots, she was a lifelong resident of Lebanon. She was a longtime active member of the Lebanon Baptist Church and was a former member of the Russell County Rescue Squad Crewettes. She was a member of the Lonesome Pine Squares and was a loyal supporter of high school sports.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Clifford (Jack) Monk; two daughters and sons-in-law, Estella and Dr. Robert D. Gilmer, Abingdon, Va., and Kitty and John Parris, Lebanon, Va.; granddaughters, Tracey and husband, Todd Jones, Terri and husband, Duane Garrett, Toni Jill Parris and fiancee Chad Cox, Karen Gilmer, Beth Gilmer and MaryAnna Gilmer; great-grandchildren, Jake Jones and Julianna Jones; sister, Reba Soloman, Lebanon; brothers, Albert Stoots Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C., and Thomas Stoots, Bristol, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today in Lebanon Baptist Church, Main Street, Lebanon, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Tom Edwards officiating.
Entombment will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to: Lebanon Baptist Church, P.O. Box 55, Lebanon, Va. 24266 or Lebanon Community Fellowship, Men on a Mission, P.O. Box 99, Lebanon, Va. 24266.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Monk.
William Puckett, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - William Leroy Puckett died Thursday (April 18, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will announced later by Oak Hill Funeral Home.
Rose Reeves, 93, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Rose Reeves, 93, passed away Thursday (April 18, 2002) at Heritage Manor in Rogersville.
She was a member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a member of Hasson Chapter No. 179 Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, former Hawkins County Sheriff, Howard Reeves; son, Donald Howard Reeves; parents, Arch and Ida Price Sensabaugh; brother, Oscar Sensabaugh; two sisters, Mae Miller and Ruth Overhalt.
Surviving are her son, Carl Reeves and wife, Mary of Rogersville; daughter, Dorothy Howe and husband Herb of Rogersville; four grandchildren, Donna Clark of Charlotte, N.C., Gerald Howe of Wingate, N.C., Herb Howe, Jr. and wife Cheryl of Stillwater, Minn. and Terry Reeves of Greeneville, S.C.
Calling hours are from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon Barrett officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shady Grove Church Cemetery.
Martha Richards, 85, Church Hill.
CHURCH HILL - Martha Vaughn Richards, 85, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly Thursday morning (April 18, 2002) at Church Hill Health Care & Rehab.
She was born in Blackwater, Va., but had lived in Hawkins County almost all of her life. She had developed many close friends while residing at the nursing home in Church Hill.
She was of the Baptist faith who loved the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charlie Richards; her daughter, Jessie Lee Trent; infant son, J.C. Richards along with several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are a son, Wayne Richards and his wife, Sharon, (Mount Carmel); three grandchildren, Tonya Raebel and her husband, Donald, (Newport), Angela Richards, (West Virginia), Michael Chad Minor, (Mount Carmel); four special great-grandchildren, Robert Wayne Raebel, Alexis Grace Raebel, Brent Minor and Brendell Minor; along with several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or friends may also call anytime at the son's residence, 129 Della St., (Mount Carmel).
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Andy Sensabaugh officiating.
Burial will be in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Mount Carmel.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
You may e-mail condolences to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ada S. Roberts, 90, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Ada S. Roberts, 90, formerly of Kingsport, passed away peacefully Wednesday (April 17, 2002) at the St. Mary's Hospital in Indiana.
Ada was born in Keokee, Va., and later moved to Hawkins County. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Tunnell. She was married June 9, 1934 to Sherman Roberts from Kingsport, where they lived and raised a beautiful family together. She enjoyed a career as a nurse for Holston Ordinance Corp.
Ada and her late husband Sherman operated the concession stand at the American Legion Pool for more than 20 years until 1958. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church and the American Legion of Kingsport.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Sherman Junior Roberts.
She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Harry (Peggy Joyce) Kimberling, Mount Gilead, Ohio and Shelby Jean Anderson, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Lindsay officiating.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family asks those desiring may make memorials to the Glenwood Baptist Church, 2601 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn.
Eloise Robison, 86, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Eloise Carroll Robison, 86, Kiwanis Tower, East Center Street, went to be with the Lord Thursday (April 18, 2002) after a period of declining health.
She was born in Sullivan County and had lived in Rogersville for a number of years before returning to Kingsport. She was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church and was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
She retired from Pratt's (downtown) were she worked as a sales clerk in the gift department for a number of years. She was a member and past matron of the Order of Eastern Star Liberty #198 and was a member of the Sara Jo Bardsley Circle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Omar Robison; her parents, Steve Carroll and Mary Alice Hickman Carroll; two brothers, Arthur Carroll and Paul Carroll; and sister-in-law, Edna Carroll.
Surviving are her daughters, Ann Robison Fox of Greeneville, Jackie Tranbarger and husband Tommy of Kingsport, Sarah Bogan and husband Richard of Kingsport and Jeanie Robison of Kodak, Tenn.; sister-in-law, OlaDell Hooker of Kingsport; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Nation officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Hart, Toby Helton, Johnny Castle, Ervin Fischer, Travis Nickels and Terry Ford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mafair United Methodist Church, Endowment Fund, 1400 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, Ky. 40502.
Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at email@example.com.
Claude B. Williams, 88, Gate City, Va.
Graveside services for Claude B. Williams, 88, Route 1, Gate City, Va., who passed away at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday (April 16, 2002), will be at 11 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery.
The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers with Michael Williams of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jud Knoy of New York as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.
Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of arrangements.