Billie Bennett, 68, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Billie Bowlin Bennett, 68, 497 Gravely Road, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Thursday (Aug. 22, 2002) at Greystone Health Care, Blountville, after a brief illness.
She was a charter member of Gravely Baptist Church, where she played piano for many years, taught Sunday school and ministered to others in the community. She was very involved in many aspects of the church.
Mrs. Bennett was a housewife.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dana and Grace Beuris Bowlin; husband, William Bennett; and a son, Mike Bennett.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Randall Bennett and wife, Kathy, Murfreesboro, Greg Bennett and wife, Beverly, Kingsport, Terry Bennett and wife, Sarah, Kingsport and Ron Bennett and wife, Julie, Kingsport; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Gravely Baptist Church.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church with Pastor David Sally and the Rev. Ralph Crawford officiating.
Music will be by Carolyn Sakowicz.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends wishing to go in the procession are to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be the congregation of Gravely Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Gravely Baptist Church, Kingsport.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Billie Bennett family.
Jackie (J.D.) Carter, 70, Hiltons, Va.
Memorial services for Jackie (J.D.) Carter, 70, Hiltons, Va., who entered into rest Tuesday (Aug. 20, 2002), will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jack's mountain retreat (first driveway on the left past the Carter Fold in Hiltons, Va.) with a eulogy given by Joey Salyer and the Rev. Sam Neeley. Dale, Bruce, Oscar, Jerry and Bugs will provide music.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests live plants. They will be planted in the memorial garden located at his mountain retreat.
Online condolences may be made to the family at email@example.com.
Gate City Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the family of Jackie (J.D.) Carter.
Julia Sue Chess, 29, Church Hill.
Services for Julia Sue Chess, 29, 249 Payne Ridge Road, Church Hill, who died Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2002), will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, with the Rev. Lyle Housewright officiating.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and anytime at the residence of her parents, Steve and Alice Ann Ketron, 249 Payne Ridge Road.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McPeek Cemetery.
To leave an online message or sign the guest registry for the Chess family, please visit www.johnsonfuneralhome.org.
Emma Cloud, 88, Rose Hill, Va.
ROSE HILL, Va. - Emma Watkins Cloud, 88, died Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2002) at Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital in Middlesboro, Ky.
She was a member of the Chadwell Station Baptist Church in Ewing, Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lester Cloud; parents, James Monroe and Elizabeth Kersey Watkins; one infant son, Robert; four sisters and five brothers.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Estle and Sara Cloud, Clinton, Tenn., Tom and Sue Cloud of Schaumburg, Ill., Milford and Stevia Cloud, Watsontown, Pa., Michael and Judy Cloud, Collinsville, Va., and Harold Cloud, Houston, Tex.; daughters, Lucille Thomason, Lexington, S.C., and Betty and husband Bernard Dworkin, Boynton Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Margaret James, Mark Cloud, David Cloud, John Cloud, Kevin Cloud and Brandon Cloud; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Arney-Mullins Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Blevins officiating.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lee Family Cemetery in Rose Hill, Va.
Jesse Cross, 90, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Jesse Lynn Cross, 90, died Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2002) at NHC Healthcare Center in Johnson City.
He was born in Sullivan County.
Mr. Cross was a member of Glen Alpine United Methodist Church and was retired from Eastman Chemical Co. following over 40 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive Ellen Cross; one daughter, Martha Jane Cross Todd; three brothers, Campbell Cross, Robert W. Cross and Harry Leland Cross.
Surviving are his son-in-law, Joe Todd, Kingsport; two grandsons, Johnny Todd, Nashville, Tenn., and Joey Todd, Kingsport; special niece and nephew, Theresa Jelley and Wayne Cross; and many other nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend John Poney officiating.
Burial will follow the services in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Cross, Charles Cross, Ron Jelley, Brandon Jelley, Chris Edens and Tim Edens.
An on-line guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com.
Shirley Earley, 66, Blountville.
Graveside services for Shirley Earley, 66, Blountville, who passed away Tuesday (Aug. 20, 2002), will be at 11 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Hamlett-Dobson Chapel, downtown, is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Easler, 58, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Thomas Michael Easler, 58, 1345 Chestnut St., went home to be with the Lord Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2002) at Wellmont Hospice House.
Born in Sullivan County on May 24, 1944, he was a son of Grover Easler and Eunice Bloomer Easler. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, member of the King Soloman Lodge No. 704 AF&AM, member of the Shriners and Last Mans Club, Bessemer City.
In addition to his parents, surviving are his wife of 39 years, Mary Lovens Easler, of the home; sons and wives, Michael and Donna Easler, Gastonia, N.C., Richard and Cindy Easler, Kings Mountain, N.C.; brother and sister, the Rev. Oscar L. Easler and Joann Peterson, both of Bessemer City; and four grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, Gastonia, N.C.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Riley Pucket officiating.
Burial will be at Trinity Assembly of God Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Creek Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620 or the charity of the donor's choice.
Pallbearers will be Larry Christian, Mark Christian, Randell Cox, John Davis, Graham Huggins and Tommy Robinson.
Edward "Ed" Frye, 73, Blountville.
BLOUNTVILLE - Edward C. "Ed" Frye, 73, passed away Thursday (Aug. 22, 2002) after a long illness at the Hospice House in Bristol.
Ed was born May 18, 1929 in Saltville, Va., a son of the late Willie and Carrie (Atwood) Frye.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, a former Tennessee State Trooper and worked for the L.M. Berry Co. for 10 years.
He attended Blountville United Methodist Church.
Ed is survived by his wife, Barbara Maupin Frye, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, J. Paul and Gena Frye, Piney Flats; grandson, Preston Frye, Piney Flats; granddaughter, Jordan Frye, Piney Flats; a sister, Melba Sword of Baltimore, Md.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles B. and Brenda Frye, Curtis L. Frye, all of Saltville, Va.; special nephews, Jeffrey Frye, Saltville, Va., and Willie Frye, Kingsport; also other nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Blountville United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. John Anderson officiating. Visitation will immediately follow the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Piney Flats United Methodist Church Building Fund, 355 Piney Flats Road, Piney Flats, Tenn. 37686 or the Blountville United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 686, Blountville, Tenn. 37617.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Frye family.
George C. Jones, 87, Church Hill.
CHURCH HILL - George C Jones, 87, died Thursday (Aug. 22, 2002) at Brookhaven Nursing Home in Kingsport.
He was a retired school teacher of Hawkins County.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Mae Seal Jones; sisters, Maggie Drinnon, Nola Blanken, Eva and Macy Jones; and brothers, Asa and Bedford Jones.
Surviving are his children, Randolph Jones and Dr. Stephen Jones, both of Church Hill, Margaret and Tom Kemp of Minooka, Ill., Bruce and Imelda Jones of Indianapolis, Ind., and Bervin Jones of Church Hill; grandchildren, Bart, Kathy, Becky and Colin Kemp, Michelle Jones, Pamela Bray, Cheryl Lochart, Miriah Jones, Donovan Jones and Nina Mae Jones; three great-grandchildren; brother, Hugh Jones of Sneedville; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville.
Services will be ocnducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Danny Lamb officiating.
Interment will be in the Seal Cemetery, Sneedville.
Freddie Lady, 76, Fall Branch.
FALL BRANCH - Services for Freddie Ruth Hall Lady, 76, who went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2002), will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes with the Rev. Carl Strickler, the Rev. Ron Saffles and the Rev. E.W. Barnes officiating.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel and anytime at the home of Zane and Nancy Lady.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery Fund, c/o Russell Chatman, 197 Lady Lane, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37658.
Kenneth "KD" Lee, 86, Rock Hill, S.C.
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Services for Kenneth "KD" Lee, 86, formerly of Kingsport, who passed away Saturday (Aug. 17, 2002), will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, with The Rev. Tully Hunter officiating.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grandfather Home for Children, P.O. Box 98, Banner Elk, N.C. 28604.
Theodore B. Light, 80, Kettering, Ohio.
KETTERING, Ohio - Theodore B. Light, 80, died Monday (Aug. 19, 2002) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.
He was born in Baileyton, Tenn., but had resided in Ohio for more than 60 years. He served in Europe as a member of the 11th Armored Division during World War II.
He was employed at Master Electric and later spent a number of years in real estate. He was a member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Light; sons, Theodore B. Light Jr., Cincinnati and Ronald A. Light of Dayton; grandsons, Theodore B. Light III and W. Tyler of Cincinnati; one sister, Kathleen Heck (Mrs. Raymond) of Kingsport; one brother, Charles Everhart Jr., Bulls Gap; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. Don McCann officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown is in charge of local arrangements.
Paul J. Moore, Gate City, Va.
GATE CITY, Va. - Paul James Moore, infant son of Robert and Melanie Emmons Moore, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2002) at Johnson City Medical Center.
In addition to his parents, surviving are a sister, Elizabeth Moore; maternal grandparents, Paul and Janet Emmons, Nickelsville, Va.; paternal grandparents, Larry and Sue Moore, Nickelsville, Va.
A prayer service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Bob Carbary and Pastor Joe Barber officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Addington Frame Church Cemetery in the Valley Creek section of Nickelsville, Va.
Nora Peters, 88, Ft. Blackmore, Va.
FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Nora Peters, 88, entered into rest Thursday (Aug. 22, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Gate City Funeral Home, Inc.
Clara H. Stanley, 57, Christiansburg, Va.
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Clara H. Stanley, 57, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2002) at her residence after a lingering illness.
She was born in Scott County, Va. on March 14, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Samuel Rayford Henry and Dana Blankenbeckler Henry. She was employed at Virginia Tech as an assistant librarian.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Kim Stanley, Trevor and Renee Stanley; one grandson, Jeffrey Stanley, all of Christiansburg, Va.; sisters, Aileen Lovelace and Barbara Hatfield, both of Nickelsville, Va.; brothers, William Morris Henry of Church Hill, and Kenneth Henry of Nickelsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Vest officiating. Music will be provided by Lisa Quillen.
Interment will follow in Holston View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, that contributions be made to the Clara Stanley V.L.A.P.F. Scholarship Fund, c/o Linda Hahne, P.O. Box 8277, Norfolk, Va. 23503.
Margaret E. Wooten, 94, Palatka, Fla.
PALATKA, FLA. - Graveside services for Margaret E. Wooten, 94, who died Sunday (Aug. 18, 2002), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church bus fund, 3005 S. Palm Ave., Palatka, Fla. 32177.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Margaret E. Wooten.