Arthur Blankenship, 89, Richmond, Va.
RICHMOND, Va. - Arthur Lee Blankenship, 89, died Thursday (June 6, 2002) at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Community in Richmond, where he and his wife had made their home for the past 18 months.
Prior to moving to Richmond, they were residents of Idlewilde in Covington for most of their adult lives.
Mr. Blankenship was born Dec. 11, 1912 in Boones Mill and was the son of the late Edward Lee and Mary Katherine Flora Blankenship.
He retired from the former Hercules Inc. Forester Plant in Covington after 45 years of combined service to Hercules and the former Industrial Rayon Corp. Mr. Blankenship was a former member of the Covington School Board and he served during the time that area schools were desegregated.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he had served as a deacon and an elder. He was a member of the Covington Kiwanis Club.
He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Mabel Smith Blankenship of Richmond, Va.; a son, David Blankenship and his wife, Gail of Kingsport; two daughters, Sue Anderson of Richmond, Va., and Alice Wooldridge and her husband, John of Wilmington Del.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (June 13, 2002) at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. William G. Caperton officiated.
Interment was at the Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kim Wooldridge-Montgomery, John Wooldridge, Susan Wooldridge, Laura Blankenship, David Lee Anderson, Sarah Anderson and Kathryn Corbett.
Arritt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Martha Carter, 89, Kingsport.
Graveside services for Martha Esther Carter, 89, Kingsport, who departed this life Monday morning (June 24, 2002), will be at 11 a.m. today in Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Alba Casteel, 84, Clinchport, Va.
Services for Alba Cox Casteel, 84, of Route 4, Clinchport, Va., who passed away Monday (June 24, 2002), will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. R.J. Osborne, Elder Clarence Huffman, Pastor Larry Spivey and Pastor Greg Huffman officiating.
Music will be provided by Shelby Greear and Justin Williams.
Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Garrett Gilliam, Jimmy Meade, Randall Spivey, Earl Babb, Roger Carter, Bobby Johnson and Malcolm Hill.
Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Jian-Han Chen, 54, Kingsport.
Services for Jian-Han Chen, 54, Kingsport, who passed away Sunday (June 23, 2002), will be conducted at 9 a.m. today in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with David Ensminger officiating.
Calling hours will be from 8 to 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park in the garden of Christus.
Lloyd Cinnamon Jr., 43, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Lloyd E. Cinnamon Jr., 43, of 227 Johns Street, died Tuesday (June 25, 2002) at his residence following a brief illness.
He was a member of McCloud Baptist Church.
He was honorably discharged on August 16, 1985 from the U.S. Army.
Mr. Cinnamon was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Eldridge Cinnamon Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Shelby Calton Cinnamon of the home; mother, Fern West Cinnamon; four sisters, Brenda Taylor and husband Jimmy, Charlotte Lipe, Donna Bailey and husband Garry, all of Rogersville, Melanie Ruiz and husband Manuel, Greeneville; one brother, Michael Cinnamon; two stepdaughters, Cathy Metcalf and husband Ken, Morristown, and Jeannie Bowman, Blountville; five stepgrandchildren, Cody and Brittney Metcalf, Johnathan Skeens, Haley LaDuke and Hannah Dugger; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Family will be at the home of Shelby C. Cinnamon, 227 John St., Rogersville, and Donna and Garry Bailey, 345 Heck Town Rd., Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Daniel Parrott and the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating.
Burial will follow in Dodson Creek Cemetery with military honors provided by Hawkins County Color Guard.
Jack Cole, 64, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Jack McGhee Cole, 64, Bloomingdale Pike, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (June 25, 2002) at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Hawkins County, Tenn., he served in the U.S. Navy and also the Navy Reserve. He was a member of Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382 and a member of Teamster Union Local 549.
He was an over the road truck driver. He loved to piddle on things.
He attended Bethel Holiness Church.
Mr. Cole was a loving husband and father and also a devoted grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Rice Cole and Louise Ellen Loyd Cole.
Surviving are his wife, Nadine Nanlee Webb Cole, of the home; daughters, Tina Nutter Osborn Clifton, Kingsport, Terri Lynn Cavossa and husband Carl, Vero Beach, Fla.; sons, Jack David Cole and wife Tambra, Johnson City, Ricky Dean Cole and wife Patty, Kingsport; grandchildren, Jimmy Jack Clifton, Greg Jeffrey Nutter, Shawn Steven Osborn, Travis Richard Cole, David Houston Cole, Jamie Brook Cole and Anthony Dane Cavossa; great-granddaughter, Logan Nutter; brother, Otis E. Cole and wife Peggy, Mount Carmel; also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown chapel, with the Rev. Hagan Webb and the Rev. Clarence Webb officiating.
Military graveside services will follow in Webb Cemetery (Kingsport) with Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 in charge of the services.
Pallbearers will be members of the VFW.
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Dave (Sarge) Davis, 53, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Henry A. (Dave/Sarge) Davis, 53, went to be with his Lord Monday (June 24, 2002) at the VA Medical Center after a period of declining health.
Born Sept. 8, 1948 in Carthage, Tenn., Dave was the son of the late Leonard Davis. He was a member of the Living Praise Assembly of God Church, was a senior commander of the Royal Ranger and Tri City Training Coordinator for the Outpost #137 and a former sectional representative for the Frontier Camping Fellowship.
He was a retired veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. After his completion with the military, he worked for the Alexander Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc.
He was a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382.
Dave was an avid hunter and fisherman.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Davis.
Surviving are his wife, Joy Davenport Davis, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Chad and Rebecca Hatfield Ramey of Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Kari Davis of Lewisville, Tx., and Thomas and Karen Davis of Denver, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; his mother, Delsa Moody Davis of Lebanon, Tenn.; five sisters, Ann and Maye of Nashville, Marsha and Debbie of Lebanon, Tenn., and Dorcas of Bailey, N.C.; two brothers, Charles Davis of Watertown, Tenn., and Steve Davis of Nashville, Tenn.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Living Praise Assembly of God Church on New Beason Well Road with Brother Bob Yates officiating.
Dave will be taken to the church one hour before services.
Burial will follow with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 in the East Lawn Memorial Park Garden of Gethsemane.
Pallbearers will be friends.
Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Royal Rangers Outpost #137 of the Living Praise Assembly of God Church, 207 New Beason Well Road, Kingsport, Tenn.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Davis family.
Mary Ann Davis, 43, Big Stone Gap, Va.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Mary Ann Davis, 43, died Tuesday (June 25, 2002) at her home.
She was a lifelong resident of Big Stone Gap and a member of the Robinette Chapel Church in Big Stone Gap. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Clercie (Flanary) Breeding.
Surviving are her husband, Dennis Davis; two sons, Joel Davis, of the home, and Pfc. Cory Davis, 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg, N.C.; one daughter, Lindsay Davis, of the home; four brothers, Doug Breeding and Ronald Breeding, both of Bristol, Va., Wayne Breeding, Church Hill, and Danny Breeding, Mount Carmel; one sister, Arlene Blanken, East Stone Gap, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Don Childress and Pastor Garry Arnett officiating.
Luther (L.E.) Hicks Jr., 80, Kingsport.
Services for Luther (L.E.) Hicks Jr., 80, who went to his heavenly home on Tuesday (June 25, 2002), will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Mafair United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elmo Owens, Parish Nurse Joy Eastridge and the Rev. Kelly Dykes officiating.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel downtown.
Military graveside rites and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Byrd, Jim Byrd, Dave Sherfey, Gary Childress, Ronnie Hicks and Chance Byrd.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Hicks and Daniel Hicks.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 Inc., P.O. Box 66, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662, American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664, or the church of your choice.
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Kelsie Jones, 70, Gate City, Va.
GATE CITY, Va. - Kelsie Ray Jones, 70, of Route 3, departed this life early Wednesday morning (June 26, 2002) at SunBridge Hillside Manor.
Survivors and arrangements will be announced later by Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
Margaret Jones, 54, Gate City, Va.
Graveside services for Margaret Ann Jones, 54, Gate City, Va., who passed away Sunday afternoon (June 23, 2002), will be at 11 a.m. today at Holston View Cemetery.
The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jim Blalock, Stewart "Bo" Williams, Bryce Nickels, Skip Jones, Shane Miller, Buddy Babb and Oscar Harris.
Harold Jones and John Snodgrass will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Lennie Mae Lawson, 90, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Lennie Mae Bowlin Lawson, 90, passed away Tuesday (June 25, 2002) at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.
She was a member of Cobbs Chapel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Lawson; parents, Rev. A.R. and Lizzie Bowlin; infant brother, Kenneth Bowlin; brothers, Donald Bowlin of New Market and Grant Bowlin of Morristown; sister, Mrs. Fred (Ollie) Mills of Bean Station.
Survivors include three sons, Marlyn Lawson and wife Betty, Wayne Lawson and wife Linda, all of Morristown, and Cline Lawson and wife Margaret, Rogersville; brother, Herbert Bowlin, Gray; five grandchildren, Connie Cross, Sevierville, Randy Lawson, Knoxville, Christy Mowl, Michael Lawson and Jonathan Lawson, all of Rogersville; five great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at Heritage Manor Nursing Home for the excellent care given their mother.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville. The family will also receive friends anytime at the residence of Cline and Margaret Lawson, 379 Caney Creek Road, Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Basil Jones and the Rev. Rex Russell officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery.
An on-line sympathy card may be sent at www.legacy.com.
Agnes Louise Norton, 76, Greeneville.
GREENEVILLE - Agnes Louise Norton, 76, died Wednesday (June 26, 2002) at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
She was a housewife and attended the Greeneville First Church of The Nazarene as long as health permitted. Mrs. Norton was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her church activities as long as health permitted.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edd and Sessie Hux; twin children, Alma K. and Allen Ray Norton; two brothers, J.D. Hux and Ralph Hux; sister, Geneva McGee.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Clifford (Bud) Norton; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Brenda Cox, Kathy and Bryce Lamb, Tina and Mark Reynolds of Greeneville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, David Cox, Mike and Beth Norton, both of Greeneville, Wayne and Melinda Norton of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren, Perry Cox, Teresa Wills, Angela Corvin, Jamie Greene, Tonya Lisenby, John Norton, Greg Norton, Lisa Greene, Brandi Roach, Ryan Norton, Jordan Norton and Heather Reynolds; five great-grandchildren, Sarah Foreman, Dakota Foreman, Stephen Greene, William Dixon and O'Bryan Cox; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Joyce Wilson.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jeffers Mortuary, Greeneville.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. George Davis, the Rev. Stephen Rutherford and the Rev. Steve Hux officiating.
Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Hux, Randy Hux, Steve Hux, Bubby McGee, Avery Ayers and Roy Norton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. A.K. Sen, Dr. Joseph Austin, nurses on 4 East at Laughlin Memorial Hospital, and Laughlin Home Health nurses.
Thelma J. Overbay, Baltimore, Md.
BALTIMORE, Md. - Services for Thelma J. Overbay, who died Saturday (June 22, 2002), will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, with the Rev. Jack Edwards officiating.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Malcom Esten Peters, 86, Exeter, Va.
EXETER, Va. - Mr. Malcom Esten Peters, 86, died Monday (June 24, 2002) at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Va., after declining health problems of the last two years.
Born and raised in Scott County, he and his wife had resided for over 50 years in Exeter where he worked for Stonega Coal Company, later to become Westmoreland Coal Company, until his retirement in 1977. He was a member of UMWA Local 1607 District 20.
Before his illness he and his wife enjoyed camping and visiting the local and neighboring states at the flea markets and campgrounds, making many friends where they visited.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Patton and Hattie Hammonds Peters; only sister, Velma Forbes; and eldest brother, Roy Peters.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Lucille Pippin Peters; sons, Ron Peters, Exeter, Va., Gerald Peters and Jim Peters, both of Big Stone Gap, Va.; daughter, Rita Sargent, Appalachia, Va.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Herman Peters, Rev. G.D. Peters, Virgil Peters and Harold Peters, all of Kingsport, and Rayford Peters, Bristol; several cousins; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends who will miss him.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m to go in procession.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Jackie Rimer, 53, Russellville.
RUSSELLVILLE - Jackie Hilliard Rimer, 53, passed away Wednesday morning (June 26, 2002) at his residence.
He attended Surgoinsville High School and has been employed for the past 30 years at United Cities Gas of Morristown.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Hilliard Rimer; grandparents, Floyd and Beulah Caldwell and Jim and Lura "Mom'' Rimer.
He is survived by his former wife, Doris Fugate Rimer of Mount Carmel; children, Robin Christine Brown and husband Stephen of Mosheim, Jackie Renee Shook and husband Chris of Kingsport, Rebecca Lynn Rimer of Mount Carmel, and Brigett Cecile Johnson and Leah Faith Johnson, both of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Joshua Stephen Brown, Justin Lynn Brown, Lydia Renee Shook and Catherine Anne Shook; mother, Janie Rimer; three sisters, Linda Jones and husband Dennis, and Shirley Mowl and husband Ken, and Tracy Rimer, all of Rogersville; one brother, Terry Rimer and wife Melissa of Surgoinsville; several nieces and nephews; his college girls, Misty Trent, Natasha Carroll, Amanda Sheddan, Ginger Morgan, Beth Seymour and Tia Thames; and a host of friends.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, and anytime at the residence of his brother, Terry Rimer, 128 Lauren Drive, Stewart Landing Subdivision, Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leland Salyer and the Rev. Dennis Price officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tri City Memorial Gardens in Blountville.
Nellie Sexton, 90, Wise, Va.
WISE, Va. - Nellie Mabel Sexton, 90, passed away Tuesday (June 25, 2002) at Livingston Regional Hospital, Livingston, Tenn.
She was a retired private duty nurse and a member of Glamorgan Old Regular Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Sexton; her parents, Jerome and Arminta Hollyfield Potter; sisters, Judith Helen Potter, Theo Smith and Edell Morgan; and brothers, Victor, Ernest, Ralph and Claude Potter.
Surviving are one sister, Thelma Gilliam of Livingston, Tenn.; one brother, Clyde Potter of Boonedock, Kansas; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Calling hours are after 6 p.m. Friday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va., with services at 7 p.m.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Stacy Potter and Elder Gerald Hopkins officiating.
Burial will be in the Riley Mullins Cemetery, Pound, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Mullins Cemetery, c/o Vindetta Fleming, 9909 Short Hollow Road, Pound, Va. 24279.
Helen Strong, 68, Gate City, Va.
Services for Helen Bernice Strong, 68, who went to be with Jesus (Monday, June 25, 2002), will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Lane officiating.
Music will be provided by Roger Bowen, David and Debbie Easterling.
Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Oaks, J.C. Oaks, Charlie Oaks, Guy Spencer, Joe Quillen, James York and Bill Baines.
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Sylvia Workman, 68, Johnson City.
JOHNSON CITY - Sylvia Jean Workman, 68, 1101 Welbourne St., departed this life Tuesday (June 25, 2002), to forever be with her eternal father and savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
She was a Johnson City native and a daughter of the late Jessie Walter Jestes and Clostie Gragg Jestes Reed.
Mrs. Workman was employed by the Peerless Steakhouse for 41 years.
She was a member of Central Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Workman was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. Workman Sr.; three brothers, Edward "Sonny" Jestes, Dallas Jestes and Bruce M. Jestes; and two sisters, Joyce Jestes Simpson and Edith Beard.
A devoted mother, she is survived by five sons, David K. Workman, Thomas P. Workman, Gregory C. Workman, Bruce M. Workman, all of Johnson City, and Daniel M. Workman, San Antonio, Tex.; two daughters, Sylvia J. Osborne, Gray, and Rebecca R. Workman, Athens, Ga.; two sisters, Carolyn Jestes George, Limestone, and Agnes Perkins, Shell Creek, Tenn.; two nieces special to her, Martha Fitzgerald and Carolyn F. Garland; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the East Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. C.H. Charlton officiating.
Special music will be provided by Phedelma Turner.
Graveside services will follow in Monte Vista Burial Park.
Pallbearers will be her sons, David K. Workman, Thomas P. Workman, Daniel M. Workman, Gregory C. Workman, Bruce M. Workman, and special friend Richard L. Gregg.
The family requests that memorials be made to The American Cancer Society, Wesley Plaza Suite 2, 2513 Wesley St., Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.
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