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Tennessee - Sullivan County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 20

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Date: Tuesday, 8 April 2008, at 9:53 p.m.

Carl W. Adams, 65, Big Stone Gap, Va.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Carl W. Adams, 65, passed away Sunday (Aug. 4, 2002) at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home in Duffield, Va.
A native of Wise County, Va., he lived in Lake County, Ohio, for many years and had resided in Big Stone Gap, Va., since 1991. He was a retired custodial supervisor with the Mentor (Ohio) Public School System. He was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard of Virginia.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie E. Adams; and a brother, Echol E. Adams.
Surviving are his two daughters, Vicki Bennett and husband Randy, Thompson, Ohio, and Kim Adams-Thomas and husband James, Wickliffe, Ohio; five grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild; mother, Clara E. Adams, Big Stone Gap, Va.; three brothers, Frank Adams, Indianapolis, Ind., James Adams, Big Stone Gap, Va., David Adams, Johnson City; five sisters, June Wade, Indianapolis, Ind., Louise Sedam, Johnson City, Pat Bentley, Linda Scott and Darlene Blair, all of Big Stone Gap, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 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 the Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating.
Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Orville Glen Cox, 78, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Orville Glen Cox, 78, of 2212 Princeton Road, passed away Sunday (Aug. 4, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Cox was born in Kingsport and was a lifelong resident.
He was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church.
Mr. Cox was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Shipley.
Surviving are his wife, Juanita Curtis Cox, Kingsport; son-in-law, Larry Shipley, Kingsport; and grandson, Brandon Shipley, Kingsport; sisters, Madeline Johnston, Rome, Ga., and Cathleen Evans, Aberdeen, Md.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Shipley, Birdsie Shipley, Stan Curtis, Bill Calhoun, Roy Bartley, Horace Sprinkle and Harry Cannoy.

Timothy Didas Jr., 13, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Services for Timothy Michael Didas Jr., 13, 728 Princes Grove Drive, who went to be with the Lord Saturday (Aug. 3, 2002), will be conducted at 5 p.m. today in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Father Charles Burton officiating.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be C.J. Ferguson, Doug Pitts, Chris Cox and Paul Plax.

Sally Griffith, 89, Kingsport.
Services for Sally Griffith, 89, Kingsport, who died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 3, 2002), will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.

Roy "R.B." Hudson, 78, Piney Flats.
PINEY FLATS - Roy B. "R.B." Hudson, 78, 265 Haw Ridge Road, died Sunday (Aug. 4, 2002) at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Roy and Jennie Nichols Hudson. Mr. Hudson was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Piney Flats, where he sang in the church choir and coached the St. Paul's softball team. He retired as supervisor from Tennessee Eastman after working for 41 years.
Mr. Hudson was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Malone Hudson, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jerry Cross, Piney Flats; one granddaughter, Nicole Cross, Piney Flats; two grandsons, Tyler Braxton Cross and Jordan Cross, both of Piney Flats; special godson, Josh King, Piney Flats; one sister, Virginia Flannagan, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, or other times at the residence of the daughter, Kathy Cross, 289 Haw Ridge Road, Piney Flats.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dan Theiben officiating.
Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Kim Adams.
Graveside service and intermenty will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Cemetery, Piney Flats. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday.
Active pallbearers will be Raymond Browder, Robert King, Bobby Jack Sanders, Howard Spurgeon, Barry Hensley, Ron Kuhbander, Glen Malone, Larry Hudson, Kyle Malone and Randy Shipley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Hudson, St. Paul Methodist Church softball team and the men of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Ted McKeehan, 102 Rose Drive, Gray, Tenn. 37615.
Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at BluffCity@funeral-plans.com.

Preston E. Kensler Sr., 93, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Preston E. Kensler Sr., 93, of Abingdon, Va., died Sunday afternoon (Aug. 4, 2002) at the Johnston Memorial Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his father George Kensler, and mother Lucy Kensler Kent; one son, Preston E. Kensler Jr.; three sisters, Bonnie Fields, Hattie Mae Ramey and Emily Perry.
Surviving are his daughter, Peggy Kensler Boyd and her husband George of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Orville "Butch" Rhoton Jr. of Merced, Calif., Preston "Skip" Rhoton of Bermuda Dunes, Calif., Vincent J. Kensler of Lake Monticello, Va., Karen Timmons of Florence, S.C., Howard Hamilton of Kingsport, and Laura Hamilton of Reading, Pa.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Danny Sykes officiating.
An online guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Kensler family.

Mabel R. Miles, 86, Blountville.
BLOUNTVILLE - Mabel R. Smith Miles, 86, of 3878 Highway 126, died Monday (Aug. 5, 2002) at the Wellmont Hospice House.
Born April 17, 1916, the daughter of the late Erby and Mollie Smith, she was a lifelong resident of Bristol. She was a housewife and the widow of Hearl Miles.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her son, Larry Smith, Blountville; daughter-in-law, Becky Smith; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; special friends, Salem and Judy Smith, Eyvonne Taylor; very special grandson, Derrick Bowman; very special great-great-granddaughter, Destiny Renea Faith Faulk; very special nephew, David Carter; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 7:45 p.m. today at Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Sproles officiating.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Campground Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Faulk, David Wilson, Rusty Frazier, Scotty Smith, Rocky Smith and Dean Blaylock.
Condolences may be sent via e-mail at weaverfuneralhome.net.

Katherine H. Miller, 79, Limestone.
LIMESTONE - Katherine Holdway Miller, 79, 230 Paul Henly Road, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Aug. 3, 2002) at her home following a brief illness.
Mrs. Miller was born in Kingsport and had resided for several years in Detroit, Mich., before returning to Kingsport in 1990.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Holdway; second husband, James Miller.
Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Wade, and son-in-law, Rick Bradley, Bluff City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald (Don) Holdway and Stacey, Limestone, and Danny Holdway and Barbara, Eustis, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Sally Ketron, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, with Brother Jack McCraken officiating.
Interment will follow in Walnut Chapel Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Wade Jr., Rick Bradley, Joey Malone, Robert Ketron, Bearl Ketron and David Ketron.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Wade Sr., David McCraken, Mark McCraken and Doug Smith.

Foster L. Park, 82, Kingsport.
Graveside services for Foster L. Park, 82, Kingsport, who died Friday afternoon (Aug. 2, 2002), will be at 10 a.m. today in the Oak Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark Fleenor officiating. Masonic rites will be given by Kingsport Masonic Lodge No. 688.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Kingsport Center of Opportunity, c/o Frontier Health, P.O. Box 2226, Johnson City, Tenn. 37605.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Park.

Herbert D. Reasor, 75, Big Stone Gap, Va.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Herbert D. Reasor, 75, passed away Sunday (Aug. 4, 2002) at Wellmont-Lonesome Pine Hospital.
He was a native of Lee County and Wise County, Va. He lived in Mount Carmel for 26 years before moving to Big Stone Gap. He was a retired middle school teacher with the Hawkins County, Tenn., School System, with 26 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Mount Carmel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Gibson Reason; and parents, Alexander Cass Reasor and Melissa B. Reasor.
Surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Cavin and husband Pat, Piney Flats; one son, Harold R. Reasor and wife Donna, Big Stone Gap; three grandsons, Matt Cavin, Piney Flats, Colby Reasor, Big Stone Gap, and Lucas Cavin, Piney Flats.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Lester Baker officiating.
Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Glencoe Cemetery Mausoleum in Big Stone Gap, Va.
Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2101 Executive Drive Tower, Box 21, Hampton, Va. 23666.

Debbie Short, 96, Big Stone Gap, Va.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Debbie Short, 96, entered into rest Monday (Aug. 5, 2002) at the Duffield Nursing Facility after an illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.

Gerald Thomas, 54, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Gerald "Jake" Thomas, 54, of Grigsby School Rd., died suddenly Saturday (Aug. 3, 2002) at his residence.
He was a retired welder with Caterpillar Corp., Joliet, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rance Thomas; and sister, Florence Coleman.
He was survived and deeply loved by his wife, Beverly Young Thomas of the home; two daughters, Lisa Thomas, Rogersville, and Amy Boyle and son-in-law Ray, Chicago, Ill.; granddaughter, Kayla Thomas, Rogersville; mother, Mary Schelich Creed, Ottawa, Ill.; mother-in-law, Ruth Young-Bunnell, Bartow, Fla.; and other family members.
Graveside services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas Family Cemetery on Grigsby School Rd.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville, is in charge of arrangements.

Travis Zimmerman, 27, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Travis Lee Zimmerman, 27, of Maryville, went to be with the Lord Monday (Aug. 5, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born in Kingsport, he was a 1993 graduate of Sullivan Central High School. He resided Knoxville after graduation and later in Maryville. He was employed by Xpedx as a driver.
He was a member of Christus Victory Lutheran Church of Knoxville.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Brian Zimmerman; maternal grandparents, Gus and Tootsie White Jr.; paternal grandparents, Roy and Mary Jane Zimmerman.
Surviving are his wife, Geri Lee Zimmerman, Maryville; mother, Joan Dyson, Kingsport; father, R.L. Zimmerman and wife Joannie, Moorehead, N.C.; mother and father-in-law, Gerald and Carol Doyle, Knoxville; two brothers-in-law, Joe Doyle and Patrick Doyle and his fiancée Brandi Carnes; several aunts, uncles and cousins; special pets, Zeela and Hewey.
Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday at Christus Victory Lutheran Church, Knoxville.
Services will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday at the church.
Additional calling hours will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will Joseph Doyle, Patrick Doyle, Brent Holtzclaw, Bryan Cross, Jason Ward, David Bellamy, Daniel Horne and Jason Brickey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Keller, Travis Norton, Ashley Taylor, Jeremy Wilson, Jon Powers, Barry Bishop and Dan Manis.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christus Victory Lutheran Church building fund, 4110 Central Avenue Pike, P.O. Box 12132, Knoxville, Tenn. 37912.

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