Clyde Boardwine, 73, Big Stone Gap, Va.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Clyde Wilson Boardwine, 73, died Thursday (Aug. 8, 2002) at the Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol.
Mr. Boardwine had lived in Big Stone Gap for the past 31 years and he owned and operated Boardwine Body Shop for several years there. He was also employed by Appalachia Convenience Center of Wise County.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a member of Ayers Chapel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Clara Boardwine; two sisters, Thelma Fritts and Nell Meadows.
Survivors include his wife, Patty Boardwine of the home; son, Scott Boardwine, Big Stone Gap; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Patrick Arnold, Big Stone Gap; one grandchild, Shelley Arnold; brother, Giles Boardwine, Troutville, Va.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Brother Paul Strong officiating.
Graveside services will be held Monday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap with the Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Norton VFW Post No. 4301 and Wise DAV Chapter No. 56.
Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Henry Currin, 77, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - A graveside service for Henry Randolph (Randy) Currin, 77, who died Wednesday (Aug. 7, 2002), will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Maplewood Cemetery, Annex B, in Durham, N.C., with Dr. Kenneth Dalton officiating.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tennessee Chapter, 446 Metroplex Drive, Suite A200, Nashville, Tenn. 37211.
Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy Daugherty, 71, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Dorothy J. "Dot" Daugherty, 71, 3701 Apple Grove Circle, who died Friday (Aug. 9, 2002), will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in the Garden of Apostle's of the East Lawn Memorial Park.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers will be family and friends of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.
Christine Francisco, 87, Church Hill.
CHURCH HILL - Services for Christine (Friddell) Francisco, 87, who went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Aug. 6, 2002), will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Anderson officiating.
Christine will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Lance Francisco, Cameron Francisco, C.P. Skeete, Randy Kelley, Norman Bowman and Wayne Bland.
Honorary pallbearer will be Gene Kelley.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church, 301 Virgil Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or the Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Francisco family.
Anna Greene, 98, Sneedville.
SNEEDVILLE - Anna (Owens) Greene, 98, departed this life on Friday (Aug. 9, 2002).
Mrs. Green was born in the Mulberry Gap community of Hancock County on May 8, 1904, and lived there until entering the Hancock Manor Nursing Home in Sneedville on March 20, 1998. She owned and operated a grocery store for many years.
She was a faithful servant of the Mulberry Gap Missionary Baptist Church, having been a member since the age of 13. She served as a Sunday School teacher for many years and served as a pianist most of her adult life. Her church, playing the piano and singing, family, and friends were the joys of her life. She will be missed by her family, and by those whose lives she had touched through the years.
Mrs. Greene was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Clinton and Delia Melissa Hopkins; brother, Charlie Hopkins; sisters, Rosa Hopkins and Lucy Crockett; children, Roy Lee Owens Jr. and Curtis Guy Owens; husband, Tillman Greene Sr.; and stepson, Vance Greene.
Survivors include a son, Billy Owens and wife Jane, Sneedville; a daughter, Christine Phillips and husband Jim, Weber City, Va.; a stepdaughter, Faye Greene, Sneedville; a stepson, Tillman Greene Jr. and wife Bessie Lee, Sneedville; a stepdaughter-in-law, Edna Greene, Knoxville; grandsons, Wesley Phillips, Weber City, Va., and Roger Phillips and wife Hilliary, Kingsport; foster grandson, Charles Hopkins, Sneedville; stepgrandson, Lance Greene and wife Nolen, Hillsborough, N.C.; stepgranddaughters, Brenda Bush and Diana Greene, Knoxville; great-granddaughters, Emilee Phillips and Savanna Phillips; foster great-grandsons, Isaac Hopkins and Billy Hopkins; stepgreat-grandson, Dylan Bush; stepgreat-granddaughters, Rachel Bush and Tess Greene; several nephews; and several great-great-great-nieces andgreat-great-great-nephews; and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Mulberry Gap Missionary Baptist Church.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Dean Smith, the Rev. Danny Sexton and the Rev. Charles Roberts officiating. Music will be provided by the Clinch River Quartet.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Hopkins Family Cemetery.
Family and friends will meet at the church at 10:30 Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eck Hopkins, Allen Phillips and grandsons.
McNeil Funeral Home of Sneedville is in charge of arrangements.
S.C. Hobbs, 95, Rose Hill, Va.
ROSE HILL, Va. - S.C. Hobbs, 95, passed away early Saturday morning (Aug. 10, 2002) at his residence.
A lifelong resident of Lee County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Emma Bayless Hobbs.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving for five years and attaining the rank of major.
He was a lifetime educator, having taught and served as a principal for over 40 years.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth F. Hobbs of Rose Hill, Va.; a special daughter, Susanne Mickulick, Chattanooga; one sister, Iris Looney, Grundy, Va.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 12 noon today at the Arney-Mullins Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Va.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening.
Committal graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Crockett-Ely Cemetery, Rose Hill, Va., with Dr. Virgil Carico officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Endowment Fund, c/o Rose Hill Christian Church or to the Thomas Walker Rescue Squad.
Barbara Hodges, 60, Bluff City.
BLUFF CITY - Barbara Hodges, 60, died Saturday (Aug. 10, 2002) at Wellmont Hospice House.
She was born in Bristol, Tenn., a daughter of the late Ira and Mamie Leonard Reece, and was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County.
She attended Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church and was retired from the Sullivan County Assessor's Office. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Gil Hodges of Bluff City; three daughters, Angela Olegario and her husband Vic of Bluff City, Terry Pluff and her husband Gary of Greensboro, N.C., and Sherry Vaughn of Bristol, Tenn.; three sons, Andy Hodges and his wife Heather of Piney Flats, Ernie Hodges of Piney Flats, and Ricky Hodges of Blountville; a sister, Linda Trent of Bristol, Va.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. today at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Hensley officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.
The committal service and entombment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Hodges, Tim Ziegler, Frank Reece, Byron Reece, Harvey Smith, Danny Morrell, Sandy Nash, James "Buddy" King, Richard Venable and members of the Sullivan County Emergency Medical Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, 1727 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, Tenn. 37618.
The family sincerely appreciates the services of the Wellmont Hospice staff and volunteers.
Condolences and memories may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Hodges have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.
Clay Holt, Colonial Heights.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Clay Douglas (Doug) Holt, passed from this life into eternal rest Friday (Aug. 9, 2002), after a courageous battle with cancer.
Doug was born May 21, 1931 in Claiborne County and was the son of the late Lewis and Stella Meyers Holt. He served in the Army Chemical Corps.
He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, retiring from ECPI in 1987 after 31 years of service as a chemist. He was a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, a 50-year Mason currently with Sinking Creek Lodge 575, Scottish Rites and the Shriners.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Patsy Wagner Holt; two sons, Michael (Nikki) of Church Hill and Stephen (Lori) of Kingsport; one grandson, Clay Douglas Holt II; three granddaughters, Jessi, Kelsie and Grace; one stepgrandson, Ryan Gurley.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Friends and family will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be Don Gabriel, John Isenberg, Bill Cox, Carl Babb, Norman Castle, Joe Zannucci, Jim Fleming and Barry Williams.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, 631 Lebanon Road, Colonial Heights, Tenn.
Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Mr. Holt.
Sarah Light, 84, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Sarah Myrtle Smith Light, 84, born June 3, 1918, went to be with the Lord Friday (Aug. 9, 2002) at her residence after a brief illness.
She was a member of Cedar Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.
Her husband, Chester R. Light; parents, Alvin and Ethel Smith; sister, Pauline Christian; brother, Delmus Smith; four infant brothers; and two infant grandchildren, Tony Hartsock and Debra Light, preceded her in death.
Surviving are her daughters, Lorene Hartsock and husband Hiram, Emmett, Idaho, Betsy Light and husband Bob, Rogersville, Emma Jean Head, Rogersville, Nella Phillips, Rogersville; sons, Chester Light Jr. and wife Louise, Rogersville, Clifford Light and wife Linda, Church Hill, James Light and wife Pam, Rogersville; brother, B.D. Smith, sister, Virinda (Rinda) Smith, Church Hill; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, or anytime at the home.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Orville Dolen officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bowser Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason Light, Bobby Light, Chris Light, Jamie Light, Dennis Light, Dustin Light, Clayton Light and Jeff Hill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Light, Jacob Light, Donovan Light, Jamie Parsons, Josh Lindsey, and David Lindsey.
Verniece Myers, 80, Hiltons, Va.
HILTONS, Va. - Graveside services for Verniece Myers, 80, Route 1, who went to be with the Lord Thursday (Aug. 8, 2002), will be at 3:30 p.m. today in Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home at 3 p.m. today to go to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chester Culbertson, Robert Hickam, Lee Culbertson, Larry Myers, Terry Myers and Stanley Hickam.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.
Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is serving the Myers family.
Evelyn Owens, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Evelyn Owens, 1602 LaSalle St., went to be with the Lord Saturday (Aug. 10, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.
Born in Van Hill, Tenn. (Hawkins County), she was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a member of Bible Baptist Church.
Mrs. Owens retired from Jacks Restaurant after more than four years of service, having previously worked at Center Street Restaurant.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Warden and Amanda Rhoten; first husband, Ernest Pendleton; second husband, Robert Earl Owens; one brother, Alac Rhoten; and one sister, Jean Marshall.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Terry (Wilma P.) Brummitt, Kingsport, and Mrs. Bobby (Gaye) Collins, Church Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Bob Pendleton and wife Judy, Mount Carmel; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Zela Harrison, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Mary Sons, Haines City, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don McCann officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
Janette Stamper, Gulfport, Miss.
GULFPORT, Miss. - Janette Ketron Stamper went to be with Jesus on Tuesday (July 16, 2002) at Hospice, St. John Hospital in Denver, Colo.
Janette was born on June 11, 1935 in Natural Tunnel, Va. She resided most of her life in Gulfport, Miss., moving to Denver, Colo., in 2000 to be near her sons. She was of the Baptist faith and a graduate of Rye Cove High School.
She married Herchel Stamper on March 30, 1956 in Gate City, Va., who preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruby Maness; her two brothers, Sonny Ketron and Otis Ketron; two nieces, Melissa McNew and Debbie Gilley; and a nephew, Edd McNew Jr.
She was the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Claudia Frazier Catron.
Surviving are two sons, Anthony Stamper of Denver, Colo., and Randall Stamper of Castle Rock, Colo.; a granddaughter, Amanda Stamper of Broomfield, Colo.; five sisters, Georgia Light of Natural Tunnel, Va., Nadine Haynes of Gate City, Va., Maude Ann McNew of Blountville, Helen Gilley and Kacellia Hensley, both of Kingsport; her aunt, Georgia Frazier Bush of Salem, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002 at the First Baptist Church, Gate City, Va., with Pastor Dr. Roc Collins presiding. Anthony Stamper will deliver a eulogy.
Music will be provided by Dennie Haynes and Buford Hensley.
Janette's remains will be buried in Conehatta Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002 in Conehatta, Miss., next to her husband.
Rundus Broomfield Funeral Home, Broomfield, Colo., was in charge of arrangements.