Mildred Asbury, 74, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Services for Mildred Ruby Lewis Asbury, 74, of Shipp Springs Road, who passed away Monday (April 22, 2002), will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Calling hours are from 12 noon to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
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Cara Mynhier Ball, 31, Kingsport.
Graveside services for Cara Elizabeth Mynhier Ball, 31, Kingsport, who went home to be with the Lord Sunday (April 21, 2002), will be at 11 a.m. today in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Litz Manor Baptist Church, 1383 Dewey Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family of Cara Mynhier Ball.
Rev. Fred Brewer Sr., 59, Blountville.
BLOUNTVILLE - The Rev. Fred Arvel Brewer Sr., 59, of 598 County Home Road, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (April 20, 2002).
He was a native of Johnson County, but had lived in Sullivan County for 22 years. He was the son of the late Tom and Bertha Brewer.
He was a Freewill Baptist Minister for 31 years. He had pastored several churches in Johnson City, Washington County and Sullivan County. He sang with his family in churches all over North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Brewer and Rev. Bill Brewer.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hilliard Brewer; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rev. Steve Davis, Limestone; three sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Arvel Brewer Jr. and Lisa, Blountville, Rev. James (Jason) Brewer and Shelby, Greeneville, and Robbie Brewer and Michelle, Johnson City; three brothers, James Brewer, Tommy Brewer and Bobby Brewer, all of Mountain City; two sisters, Mary Dugger, Mountain City, and Bonnie Jones, Jonesborough; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Antioch Baptist Church, Mountain City, with the Rev. M.D. Hyatt and the Rev. Robert Davis officiating.
Burial will follow in Rainbow Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Rev. Paul Ragan, Rev. Bobby Miller, Rev. Ray Slemp, Rev. Jimmy Williams, Rev. Herby Powers, Rev. Teddy Lewis, Rev. Earl Woods and Rev. Lee Clark.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Rash, Roger Mullins, Rick Norris, Terry Austin and all his preacher friends whom he loved.
Condolences may be sent via e-mail to www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Clyde Brown, 83, Norton, Va.
NORTON, Va. - Clyde Brown, 83, died Monday (April 22, 2002) in Norton Community Hospital.
He was a member of the Norton Presbyterian Church. He was a retired employee of Pittston Coal Company.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Brown; and stepson, Jerry Gossett.
Surviving are his stepsons, Bob Gossett, Killeen, Tex., Max Gossett, San Bernardino, Calif., and Paul Gossett, Glen Dale, Md.; stepdaughter, Joan Clay, Glen Dale, Md.; brother, Claude Brown, Cleveland, Ohio; four stepgrandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton, Va.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.
Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.
Charles C. Bullis, 72, Sioux Falls, S.D.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Charles C. "Bud" Bullis, 72, Crow Lake, S.D., died Sunday (April 14, 2002) in Sioux Falls, S.D.
He was a Kingsport, Tenn. native and a son of the late Claude D. and Pauline Stout Bullis. He had lived in Crow Lake since 1993, moving there from Jonesborough, Tenn.
He was a 1948 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport.
Mr. Bullis was a Korean War veteran. He received an honorable discharge in 1952.
Mr. Bullis was employed as an electrician by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Kingsport. He also worked on several government contracts, including projects with missile silos in the Midwest, at Cape Kennedy, Fla., and with the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Mr. Bullis retired in 1992 from the Noland Co. and was a former business owner in Jonesborough.
He was a football official in Tennessee and the Ohio Valley Conference.
Mr. Bullis was a member of the Church of God. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Bullis served as past post commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Marie Church Bullis; one son, Jeffery Bullis; and one sister, Helen Fasold.
Surviving are two sons, Roddy C. Bullis, Helena, Mont., and Richard L. Bullis, St. Charles, Mo.; one daughter, Wesslee B. Estep, Easley, S.C.; one brother, Richard Bullis, Gastonia, N.C.; one sister, Mary Miller, Kingsport; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Kingsport Community Church.
Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, S.D., was in charge of the arrangements.
Joyce A. Craft, 72, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Joyce Alline Craft, 72, passed away Monday (April 22, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Joyce was born in Holston, Va., on June 22, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Bascom and Susan Tester Duncan. She had made her home in Kingsport since 1940, and was a graduate of Sullivan High School in 1948 and Whitney's School of Business.
A Christian for 60 years, she was a member of the Oakwood Forest Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband, Cecil Craft, of the home; daughters and son-in-law, Teresa Hamilton and husband Jerry and Karen Craft, all of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Mark, Matthew and Sarah Hamilton; sisters, Wanda Arnold of Weirsdale, Fla., Gerri Davis of Kingsport, and Betty Harrell of Rogersville; and a brother, Paul Duncan of Rogersville.
Calling hours are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Minister Larry Munsey and Associate Minister Winston Oxendine officiating.
Music will be under the direction of Joe Johnson, music director of the Oakwood Forest Christian Church.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Garden of Love of the East Lawn Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of the Oakwood Forest Christian Church.
The family requests those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Oakwood Forest Christian Church building fund, 1713 E. Sevier Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Joanne Faust, 67, Hiltons, Va.
Graveside services for Joanne Love Faust, 67, Hiltons, Va., who entered into rest Sunday (April 21, 2002), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Maces Springs, Va.
Pallbearers will be Neil Faust, Lyon Derting, Jerry Faust, Bruce Nichols, Rob Gardener, Dale Jett, Rudy Keller, David Nichols and Hal Gardener.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Faust, Bobby Burgess and Billy Burgess.
The family will be meeting at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
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Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.
Herman Fincher, 90, Surgoinsville.
Services for Mr. Herman Fincher, 90, of 126 Oak St., Surgoinsville, who passed away at 11 p.m. Sunday (April 21, 2002), will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, with the Rev. Fain Arnold officiating.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, and anytime at the residence of his stepgrandson, Troy Dykes, 126 Oak St., Surgoinsville.
Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard.
Serving as pallbearers will be Scotty Patterson, Johnny Patterson, Kim McDavid, Troy Dykes, Tim Bailey, Gary Dykes and Tony Carter.
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Elmer Gibson, Baltimore, Md.
BALTIMORE, Md. - Elmer Eugene Gibson died Wednesday (April 10, 2002) in Baltimore, Md.
Born and raised in Kingsport, Tenn., he was a Vietnam veteran who received the Purple Heart, Combat Medical Badge, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Campaign Medal.
He was a devoted husband to Mary Linda Fay; loving father to Gary and wife, Kay Helm and Odette Sealover; dear brother to Dan (Junior), Elsie Bensley, Harold and Denver Gibson and Barbara Barineau; grandchildren, Cortney and Kenny Myers, Ricky and Stephanie Sealover, Ariel Helm; nieces and nephews, Sabrina, Jason, Trina, Debbie, Chris, Margaret and David.
Mr. Gibson was cremated.
Berry Funeral Home, Knoxville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Rutherford Gilbert, 91, Pennington Gap, Va.
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Rutherford "Bris'' Gilbert, 91, died Tuesday (April 23, 2002) at Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Va.
Born in Laurel County, Ky., on July 31, 1910, he had been a resident of Lee County most of his life. He was a retired farmer and a member of Robbins Chapel United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie Gilbert; parents, Dace and Mazie Baker Gilbert; two sisters, Maudie Poteet and Bessie Phillips; and two brothers, Harvey and Wm. Avery Gilbert.
Surviving are a son, Herbert Glen Gilbert, Moorehaven, Fla.; four daughters, Peggy Ewing and husband Ben of Pennington Gap, Va., Shirlley Morefield and husband Vernon, Betty Young and husband Essie, and Wilma Daniels and husband Donald, all of Woodway, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren; sisters, Evada Coffey of Unionville, Va., Viva Startt of Elkton, Md., Thelma Harrell of Edgewood, N.M., Alive Moore of Jonesville, Va., and Dovie Goins of Pennington Gap, Va.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of the funeral home with Deacon Larry Franklin Pennington III officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Huff Family Cemetery, Old Woodway Road, Woodway, Va.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery.
Grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.
Rhoda Gordon, 83, Verona, Va.
VERONA, Va. - Rhoda Lane Gordon, 83, passed away Monday (April 22, 2002) at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville, Va.
She was born in Scott County on July 28, 1918 and was the daughter of the late Joshua Lane and Dona Lyon Lane. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Monnie Smith and Sallie Bishop; and four brothers, Earl, Jamie, Pat and Nelson Lane.
Surviving are her husband, Irvine S. Gordon, of the home; sisters, Margaret Green and Annie Gilliam of Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Burch officiating.
Burial will at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Lynn Hamilton, 66, St. Paul, Va.
ST. PAUL, Va. - Services for Lynn Hamilton, 66, who died Sunday (April 21, 2002) will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va., with the Rev. Roy Kennedy officiating.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Interment will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Va.
Pallbearers will be James Summers, Robert Summers, Frank Summers, Leonard Summers, Jeff Summers and Chris James.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dee Ramsey, Larry Trent, Eddie James and brothers-in-law.
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Herbert J. Harris, 70, Gray.
GRAY - Herbert J. Harris, 70, 148 Gray Station Road, died Sunday (April 21, 2002) at Johnson City Medical Center.
He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Roy and Dollie Tinker Harris. He retired from White's Discount Foods in 1991, where he worked as a meat cutter. He had previously worked for Erwin's former Smith's Market and for Food City.
He was a member of Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church and attended Indian Springs Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Mark Harris in 1971; and one brother, Eugene Harris.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo McKinney Harris; one daughter, Angela Bradshaw and husband, Alan, Johnson City; one sister, Jeanette Young, Florida; one brother, Lawrence Harris, Collinsville, Va.; mother-in-law, Evelyn Honeycutt, Erwin; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be notified.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to St. Jude's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
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Valley Funeral Home, Erwin, is in charge of the arrangements.
Maedell Hilton, 89, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Maedell Dixon Hilton, 89, Gatewood Drive, passed away Sunday (April 21, 2002).
She was born in Hawkins County and had made her home in Sullivan County most of her life.
She was a member of Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Hilton; an infant daughter; one son, Quincy Hilton; two brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are her daughter, Ella Mae Archer and husband Lonnie H. of Kingsport; two very special grandchildren, Donna Ferguson and Charles Archer, both of Kingsport; four additional grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one sister, Nellie Goins of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Liberty Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Thompson, David Goins, Gary Ketron, Clyde Duckworth, Joe LaBarbera and Ron Leonard.
Memorials may be made to Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church, 1000 Kendrick Creek Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.
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Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of the arrangements.
Goldie Kegley, 88, Lebanon, Va.
LEBANON, Va. - Goldie Kegley, 88, died Tuesday (April 23, 2002) in Maple Grove Health Care Center.
Born December 9, 1913, the daughter of the late Will Hughes and Wilda Combs Hughes, she was the widow of Guy Turner Kegley. She was a member of the Green Valley Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six children: Charlotte Robinson, Goldie Adams, Bill Kegley, John Kegley, Guy Kegley and Arthur Kegley; four brothers: George Hughes, William Hughes, James Henry (Whitey) Hughes and Vince Hughes.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Bill Owen, Canton, Ohio, Sue and Carter Chafin, Lebanon, and Judy and Paul Brooks, Cleveland; four sons and daughters-in-law, Hubert and Margaret Ann Kegley, Pekin, Ill., Hassel and Betty Kegley, Lebanon, Ed and Connie Kegley, Castlewood, Va., and Don (Redman) and Pat Kegley, Covington, Va.; 46 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Edith Hughes, Lebanon, and Blanche Hughes, High Point, N.C.; also several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be after 6 p.m. today at Combs Funeral Service, Lebanon, and at the home of Sue and Carter Chafin at anytime.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Darrell Fletcher and the Rev. Austin Fields officiating.
Burial will follow in the Russell Memorial Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Jean Lane, 77, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Norma Jean Lane, 77, went home to be with the Lord Monday (April 22, 2002) at her residence after a brief illness.
She was a native of Kingsport and had lived here all her life. She was active in the Watauga Valley Art League in Johnson City and was very active with the Kingsport Art Guild at the Renaissance Center.
She taught for 23 years with the Kingsport City School System.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, B.G. Woody and Faye Pendleton Woody; and two aunts, Sue Hendricks and Janie Earles.
Surviving are her husband, James A. "Jim" Lane of the home; one daughter, Laura Lane Richards of Springhill, Fla.; one son, Stanley A. Lane and wife Denise of Gettysburg, Pa.; special granddaughter, Christy Bowman of Dayton, Ohio; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and special friends, Gary and Sherry Meade.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with Wayne Ladd officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Oak Hill Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Kingsport Art Guild at the Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
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Jeanelle Moore, 80, Gate City, Va.
GATE CITY, Va. - Edith Jeanelle Moore, 80, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday (April 23, 2002) at her residence.
The family will receive friends at the home of her granddaughter, Sherry Elliott, 209 W. Jackson St., Gate City.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gate City Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Morgan, 87, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Elizabeth Charles Morgan, 87, died Monday (April 22, 2002) at Wexford House.
She was born in Bristol, Va., and was the daughter of the late R. Paul and Emma Clyde Charles. She was the widow of Raymond W. Morgan, her husband of 52 years.
She was a graduate of Bristol Virginia High School, attended Virginia Intermont College and was a graduate of Radford University. She taught Home Economics in Lee County, Va., and served as a WAC in World War II. She lived in Elizabethton for 42 years prior to moving to Kingsport.
She was of the Presbyterian faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan Morgan Owenby and her husband Walter of Kingsport; a brother, William Charles and his wife Frances of Bristol, Va.; two stepgrandchildren, Mary and Stephen Owenby.
The funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in the Chapel of Memories in Mountain View Cemetery with Dr. Frank Crawford officiating.
The family will greet friends immediately following the service at Mountain View and at the home of Susan Morgan Owenby, 5149 Spring Hill Drive in Kingsport after 7 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carter County Emergency Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644 or to the Elizabethton Public Library, 201 N. Sycamore St., Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643.
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Arrangements especially for Mrs. Morgan have been made through Blevins Funeral Home, Bristol, Va.
John Smith Jr., 73, Kingsport.
Services for Pastor John M. Smith, Jr., 73, Kingsport, who entered into eternal rest on Sunday (April 21, 2002), will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Owens officiating.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Entombment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the entombment service.
Online condolences may be made to the family at gcfh @mounet.com.
Thelma Smith, 75, Church Hill.
CHURCH HILL - Thelma Marie Parker Smith, 75, 299 California Avenue, died Tuesday (April 23, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Kingsport but had spent most of her adult life in Church Hill. She was a member of McPheeters Bend Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Smith Jr.; son, Earl Wade Smith; parents, John and Mary Shipley Parker; sisters, Ruby Steele and Annie Prince; brothers, R.T. Parker and Lloyd Parker.
Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and George Emmett, Rogersville, Kathie and Wayne Epps, Margie and Donnie Hutson and Shirley and Glynn Christian, all of Church Hill; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Margaret Smith and Burl and Sherry Smith, both of Church Hill; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at McPheeters Bend Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Roberts officiating.
Burial will be in the McPheeters Bend Cemetery.
The family requests those desiring may make memorial contributions to the missionary fund at McPheeters Bend Baptist Church or the cemetery fund at McPheetters Bend Cemetery.
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Rev. James Stidham, Mount Carmel.
MOUNT CARMEL - The Rev. James E. Stidham Sr., formerly of Big Stone Gap, Va., passed away Tuesday (April 23, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va., is serving the Stidham family.
Harold Stone, 82, Blacksburg, Va.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Harold Johnston Stone, 82, formerly of Bainbridge, Va., and Marion, Va., died Thursday (April 18, 2002).
He was born in Wytheville, Va., on Sept. 28, 1919. He was a dairy farmer in Marion, Va., from 1945 to 1968 and was retired from Stone's Inc., of Bainbridge, Ga. He graduated from Wythe County High School and attended Milligan College.
He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Jean McNeil Stone of Blacksburg; one son, Dr. James H. Stone and daughter-in-law, Maria Carter Stone of Blacksburg; two grandsons, Dr. James J. Stone of Richmond, Va., and Andrew H. Stone of Denver, Colo.; his brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. James William Stone of Bainbridge, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Margaret Rose McNeil of Destin, Fla., and Margaret M. Ross of Kingsport. He was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Charles M. McNeil and C.A. Ross Jr.; cousins, Sara Stone Adams of Kingsport, Julia Stone Diddle of Aiken, S.C., Sherry McNeil McCarty of Atlanta, Ga., Carolyn McNeil Moore of Kingwood, Texas, Charles M. McNeil Jr. of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
A private memorial service will be held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Methodist Church, Marion, Va., or to First United Methodist Church in Bainbridge, Ga. 31717.
McCoy Funeral Home Inc., Blacksburg, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Dean Tibbs, 63, Dungannon, Va.
DUNGANNON, Va. - The Rev. Dean Mason Tibbs, 63, entered into eternal rest on Sunday (April 21, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Rev. Tibbs was born in Bland County, Va., on May 1, 1938, son of the late John Herman and Loma Atwell Tibbs. He was the Methodist minister for Dungannon, Ft. Blackmore and Slant for the past 11 years.
In addition to his parents, two brothers, Kenneth Layman Tibbs and Adrian Tibbs preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Frieda Hess Tibbs, Dungannon; son, John Trevor Kleindl, Manassas, Va.; sister, Erma Smith, Charlotte, N.C.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Troy Wayne and Peggy Tibbs, Bluefield, W.Va., Warren Nelson and Diane Tibbs, Bland, Va., Nicholas and Velata Tibbs, Topeka, Kans., and Betty Tibbs, Hardeeville, S.C.; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Dungannon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roy F. LaDuke and the Rev. June Miller officiating. The Dungannon United Methodist Church singers will provide music.
Burial will follow the service at 3 p.m. at the Red Oak Cemetery in Ceres, Va.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dungannon United Methodist Church.
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Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jessie Wood, 84, Campbellsville, Ky.
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Jessie Williams Hash Wood, 84, Hathaway Drive, died Monday (April 22, 2002) in Campbellsville.
She was born Jan. 10, 1918 in Taylor County, Ky. She was former office deputy for the Taylor County Sheriff Department, tax collector for the Campbellsville Independent School System and Taylor County Bookmobile Librarian.
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
She united in marriage to P.T. Williams in 1942, who preceded her in death. She united in marriage to James J. Hash, June 9, 1951. He preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1969. She united in marriage to John Merlin Wood Jr., June 28, 1973. He preceded her in death, Dec. 2, 1975.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Young, Dearen Young and Ed Young.
She was the daughter of the late Lee Young and Clyde Jones Young.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter and their spouses, Rev. Thomas and Nancy Williams of Kingsport, Sam and Christie Hash and Rita and Kenneth Moyers of Campbellsville; one stepson, John Merlin Wood III of Seoul, South Korea; five grandchildren, David Williams of Rogersville, Dena Porter of Kingsport, Megan Moyers, Joey Moyers and Dylan Hash of Campbellsville; three great-grandchildren, Aaron Bowen of Williamstown, Ky., Austin Williams and Maggie Williams of Rogersville; one sister, Ruby Carter of Campbellsville; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, Ky. The Rev. J.D. Shipp will officiate.
Burial will be in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.