Christine B. Bacon, 64, Johnson City.
JOHNSON CITY - Christine Barnes Bacon, 64, 3209 Bristol Hwy., died Tuesday (Sept. 3 , 2002) at Johnson City Medical Center from complications of diabetes.
She was a native of Washington County and was the daughter of the late Hugh and Helen Bell Barnes. She was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and attended East Tennessee State University.
Mrs. Bacon was employed by the Johnson City School System as a teacher's assistant and was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Kate Barnes; and a brother, Robert Lee Barnes.
Surviving are three daughters, Tracy Hensley and her husband Lynn of Eminence, Ky., Sheri Susong and her husband Steve of Gray, and Sandy James and her husband Don of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandsons, Peyton Sexton, Colorado Springs, and Mack Susong, Gray; one granddaughter, Brittany Sexton, Colorado Springs; her sister, Anna Dickison, Kingsport; her aunt, Jean Dixon, Greenville, N.C.; three nieces, Dianne McKinney, Johnson City, Donna Bennett, Jonesborough, and Debbie Diemer, Oak Ridge; two nephews, Robbie Barnes, Jonesborough, and Dennis Dickison, Roanoke, Va.; four great-nieces and three great-nephews.
Calling hours are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, and then go in procession to the cemetery.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Dr. Ronald F. Murray will officiate.
Pallbearers will be family members and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com.
Marjorie Bailey, 75, Elizabethton.
ELIZABETHTON - Marjorie Phillips Bailey, 75, 311 W. Doe Avenue, died Thursday (Sept. 5, 2002) in Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
A native of Unicoi County, she had lived in Elizabethton most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Luther and Hannah Honeycutt Phillips. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Bailey was a charter member of First Free Will Baptist Church, where she taught the Primary Boys and Girls Sunday School class for 41 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rome C. Bailey, November 7, 1997; one brother, Detroy Phillips; and one sister, Mae Matheson.
Survivors include one daughter, Loretta Pritchard, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Judy Bailey, Elizabethton, and the Rev. Rodney and Bobbie Bailey, Greeneville; four grandsons and spouses, Terry James and McLean Pritchard, California, John Mark Pritchard, Texas, Todd and Monica Bailey, Jonesborough, Jonathan and Holly Bailey, Greeneville; one great-granddaughter, Madison Rose Bailey, Greeneville; two sisters, Carolyn Brace, Maryville, Shirley Batchelder, Elizabethton; two brothers, Clyde Phillips, Johnson City, Arville Phillips, Watauga; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Stacy Krantz, Texas.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or at the residence anytime.
Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Rodney Bailey, the Rev. Elmer Carter, Seniors Pastor, and the Rev. Tommy Maines officiating.
Music will be under the direction of Carol Bowers, organist, JoAnn Campbell, pianist, the Rev. Phil Poston, soloist, and Monica Bailey, pianist.
Graveside services and intermenty will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Phil Poston and the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating.
Active pallbearers will be F.D. Elliott, John R. Campbell, Dr. Bruce White, Lewis Stroud, Tony Williams, Gregory Moreland, Dalton Tolley and Sam Bradshaw.
Honorary pallbearers will be primary Boys' she taught, Darrell White's Sunday School class, Victor Deloach, Dr. Art Webb, Dean Batchelder Jr., David Batchelder, Jamie Batchelder, Gary Campbell, Aubrey Brown, Stephen Brace, Jonathan Brace, Matthew Brace, Dr. Robert Hines, Gene Higgins, Steve Higgins, Randy Campbell, Ian Campbell, Jerry Riddle and Dennis Woodby.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 or to First Free Will Baptist Church, 706 First Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 to create a memorial children's prayer room.
Ruby Brickey, 90, Kingsport.
Graveside services for Mrs. Ruby Gillenwater Brickey, 90, Kingsport, who died Tuesday (Sept. 3, 2002), will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Gillenwater Cemetery in Scott County, Va. The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the service.
Steve Dalley, Tommy Dalley, Danny Sumner, Parker Jones, Jason Bowen and Tony Wolfe will serve as pallbearers.
Special thanks to a special son-in-law, R.C. Bowen, and special grandchildren, Paula Slaughter, Pam Wolfe, Sanja Dalley, Jason Bowen and David Bowen.
Online condolences may be made to the Ruby Brickey family at email@example.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Perry Allen Burks, 24 months, Church Hill.
CHURCH HILL - Perry Allen Burks, 24 months, of 229 Tranbarger Road, went to live with Jesus on Friday (Sept. 6, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Perry Allen was a lifelong resident of Church Hill and attended the Ridgeview Baptist Church with his family.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Alpha Messick Harless.
Survivors include his foster parents, Ronald and Penny Harless, Church Hill; three brothers and sister-in-law, Andy and Rachel Harless, Surgoinsville, Adam Harless and Corey Harless, both of Church Hill; two sisters, Missy Harless and Peyton Harless, both of Church Hill; maternal grandfather, J.D. Gilreath, Church Hill; paternal grandfather and wife, Charles and Margaret Harless, Claypool, Va.; maternal grandmother, Jean Wallace, Church Hill; maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Daugherty, Church Hill; several aunts and uncles.
Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Ridgeview Baptist Church and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. Daryl Crouch officiating.
Burial will follow in Mount Mitchell Cemetery.
To leave an online message or sign the guest registry for the Burks family, please visit www.johnsonfuneralhome.org.
Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, is serving the Burks family.
Faye Carter, 69, Clinchport, Va.
CLINCHPORT, Va. - Beulah Faye Kern Carter, 69, Route 4, passed away Thursday (Sept. 5, 2002) at her residence.
Born in Scott County on August 14, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Mamie McNew Kern. She was a housewife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Mrs. Carter attended Durham's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church of Stanleytown.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Isreal Kelly; brothers, Ray, Rex, Roy and Buddy Kern.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Clyde Eugene Carter; daughters, Connie Caldwell, Mount Carmel, Joyce Tipton and husband D.W., Clinchport, Karen Gilliam and husband Dwayne, Chuckey, Christy Osborne, Prattville, Ala.; son, Ricky Carter and wife Roxanne, Destin, Fla.; grandchildren, Kevin Carter, Nikki Gardner, Travis Kelly, April White, Lucas Carter, Joseph Gilliam, Patrick Carter, Katie Gilliam; great-grandchildren, Austin Kelly, Megan Gardner, Sammy Ervin, Alexis Short, Paige Gardner, Emily Short; sister, Vonda Carter and husband Willis, Sorrento, Fla.; brothers, Kenneth Kern Jr. and wife Pat, Sanford, Fla., Tony Kern and wife Freda, Leesburg, Fla., Terry Kern and wife Allison, Deltona, Fla.; special sister-in-law, Agnes Kern; several nieces and nephews; one uncle, L.C. Kern and wife Claudia; and a host of friends.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Teb Carter, the Rev. Terry Rhoton, the Rev. Tim Rhoton and the Rev. Lonnie Townsend officiating.
Music will be provided by Durham's Chapel Quartet and Proclamation.
Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Kevin Carter, Travis Kelly, Lucas Carter, Patrick Carter, Dwayne Gilliam, Joseph Gilliam and D.W. Tipton.
Dr. Joe A. Chambers, 86, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Dr. Joe A. Chambers, 86, died Friday morning (Sept. 6, 2002) at the residence of his son, Ben, after an extended illness.
Dr. Chambers was born in Hornbeak, Tenn., and graduated from Memphis State University in 1938 and from Southern College of Optometry in 1943. He was a member of the Rogersville Presbyterian Church, where he served his church as elder and other church offices.
Dr. Chambers was a charter member of the Rogersville Housing Authority, served on the Rogersville School Board, Zoning Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Recruitment Board and Scout Master for the Boy Scout's of America.
Dr. Chambers was a Past Master of Overton Lodge #5 F&AM and a member of Jericho Shrine Temple. Dr. Chambers was a 32nd degree member of the Knoxville Scottish Rite Bodies where he served as a member of the cast for the fourth degree for a number of years. He was invested with the rank of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor in 1991.
He served Rogersville as an optometrist for over 50 years, was a member of the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Optometric Association and officer of the NETOA, which twice honored him with Optometrist of the Year Awards.
Dr. Chambers was most proud of his Visual Perception Program that he researched and developed for the Rogersville School System.
Preceding Dr. Chambers in death were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Lee Chambers; infant triplet daughters; and four brothers.
Surviving are his wife, Emily Smith Chambers, of the home; two daughters, Ellen C. Sims of Kingsport and Rebecca C. Schwartz of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three sons, Joe A. Chambers of Erwin, John L. Chambers and Ben D. Chambers of Rogersville; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Rogersville Presbyterian Church.
Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Miller Liston officiating.
Interment will be in the McKinney Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Rogersville Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund.
An online sympathy card may be sent at www.legacy.com.
Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, is in charge of arrangements.
Donna Gibbons, 59, Blountville.
BLOUNTVILLE - Services for Donna C. Shaw Gibbons, 59, 340 Ridgeway Drive, who went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Sept. 5, 2002), will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, with Pastor Scott Watson officiating.
Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 340 Ridgeway Drive, Blountville.
Burial will follow in the St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery (Piney Flats).
Pallbearers are Donald Light, Brian Fuller, Mike Boardwine, Gary Wilkerson, Ryan Shaw and Steven Light.
Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wayne Gibson, 35, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Adam Wayne Gibson, 35, Alabama Street, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Sept. 5, 2002) in Durham, N.C.
He was an avid race car driver at the Kingsport Speedway. He was a loving father to his children.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Gibson; grandmother, Elsie Mae Gibson; and grandfather, Alfred Gibson.
Surviving are his daughter, Jahalia Gibson, Kingsport; his son, Stacy Wayne Gibson, Church Hill; his girlfriend, Amy Benton, Kingsport; his sisters, Norma Jean Belcher and husband Chris, Church Hill, Bobbie Hayes and husband Jim, Rogersville, Lisa McClelland and husband Scott, Kentucky, Teresa Summer and husband Danny, Kingsport, Karen Knapp, Kingsport; his brothers, Rob Clemons and wife Annette, Church Hill, and Mark White, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Owens officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at email@example.com.
Diane T. Hammitt, 43, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Diane Teague Hammitt, 43, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 6, 2002) at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Hammitt family.
Houston I. Harrison, 47, Kingsport.
Services for Houston Ivan Harrison, 47, Kingsport, who passed away peacefully at home Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2002), will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Pastor David Powers, Pastor Tim Price and Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church or anytime at the home.
Burial will follow in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Jonesborough.
Pallbearers will be Danny Harrison, Cody Harrison, Lloyd Hensley, Dwayne Harrison, Joey Harrison, Tommy Harrison, Jack Harrison and Carl Harrison.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Fields, Bill Pyle, Harris Dockery, Charlie Sands, Doyle Groggs and Alley Simpson.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2118 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Harrison family.
Mabel Harr Hayes, 85, Blountville.
BLOUNTVILLE - Mabel Harr Hayes, 85, died Thursday (Sept. 5, 2002) at Greystone Health Care in Blountville.
She was the daughter of the late Ernest Harr and Grace Leonard Harr and was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hayes; a daughter, Shelby Moiser; and a sister and brother-in-law, Cecile and Samuel Ford.
Mrs. Hayes retired as an LPN with many years of service at Holston Valley Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Billy Shipley, Mount Carmel; son-in-law, Guy Moiser, Atlanta, Ga.; half sister, Doris Smith; half brother, Curtis Harr; niece, Peggy Salley; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; 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. Jess Neal officiating.
Committal service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Cemetery.
Pallbearers are grandsons, Todd Shipley, Scott Shipley, Johnny Moiser, Jeff Moiser; and great-nephews, Sammy Ford and Tommy Salley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Ford , Don Ford, Fred Ford, Ricky Ford, Ed Salley and Guy Moiser.
Condolences may be sent via e-mail to www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Shirley Lane, 65, Duffield, Va.
DUFFIELD, Va. - Shirley Lane, 65, died Friday morning (Sept. 6, 2002) at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.
David Lockhart, 57, Johnson City.
JOHNSON CITY - David Kenneth Lockhart, 57, of 155 E. Grand Ave., departed this life Friday (Sept. 6, 2002) at the VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn., after an extended illness.
Mr. Lockhart was a retired electrician and a lover of the outdoors.
He served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.
His parents, Thomas Lockhart Sr. and Cynthia Lockhart; a brother, Robert Lockhart; a sister, Sue Cole; and seven half brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
Surviving are two daughters; six sisters, Thelma Honaker, War, W.Va., Cleo (Betty) Shoemaker, Kingsport, Madeline (Peggy) Ubernosky, College Station, Tex., Joyce Grills, Kingsport, Wanda Johnson, Kingsport, and Brenda Phillips, Jonesborough; three brothers, Thomas Lockhart Jr., Kingsport, Allen Baker, Mount Carmel, and Frank Lockhart, Canton, Mich.; several nieces and nephews; several special friends and neighbors.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the downtown chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes and any time at the home of Brenda Phillips, 352 AA Deakins Rd., Jonesborough.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.
Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery with military rites by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382 of the VFW.
Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Washington County Humane Society Inc., 525 Sells Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or The Salvation Army, 423 West Walnut St., Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.
E-mail condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Todd Mosley, 32, Kingsport.
Services for Jeffrey Todd Mosley, 32, 1522 W. Sullivan St., Kingsport, who died Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2002), will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.
Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery.
To leave an online message or sign guest registry for the Mosley amily, please visit www.johnsonfuneralhome.org.
Sandra Mullins, 39, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Graveside services for Sandra Kay Cinnamon Mullins, 39, who went to be with the Lord Thursday morning (Sept. 5, 2002), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Dodson Creek Cemetery.
Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Ray E. Perkins, 77, Kingsport.
Graveside services for Ray Edward Perkins, 77, Rock Springs Rd., Kingsport, who entered into rest Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2002), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport.
Pallbearers will be Damon Depew, Randy Hartsock, Ed Robinson, Don Depew, David Dooley, Byron Garland, Greg Jones and Terry Hurley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Berl Jennings, Kyle Jennings, and all members of Homeland Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hematology and Oncology Departments at Holston Valley Medical Center, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662-0288, in memory of Ray Perkins.
Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.
Lucille Peters, 87, Exeter, Va.
EXETER, Va. - Lucille Pippin Peters, 87, joined her husband in eternal life and peace Thursday (Sept. 5, 2002) at Norton Community Hospital.
Born in Roebuck, Va., she was a 54-year resident of Exeter. She was the only daughter of Lula Boardwine Pippin and Drewy P. Pippin, who preceded her in death along with her husband of 66 years, Malcom E. Peters.
Her earlier years were spent working in the Bristol and Kingsport Silk Mills. After moving to Exeter she left her career to raise her family. She loved to cook for friends and family.
She was a Christian and a member of Walnut Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Ron Peters, Exeter, Va., Gerald Peters and Jim Peters, both of Big Stone Gap, Va.; one daughter, Reta Sargent, Appalachia, Va.; two brothers, Winford G. Pippin and Charlie M. Pippin, both of Greendale, Va.; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and neighbors who will miss her.
Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Bishop G.D. Peters officiating.
Burial will be in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mamie Squires, 92, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Mrs. Mamie Whitley Squires, 92, of Kingsport, formerly of Greensboro, N.C., died Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2002).
She was born to the late Martin C. and Mary Loudella Whitley. She married the late Sheldon G. Squires in 1929.
A member of Calvary Wesleyan Church in Greensboro, N.C., she taught Sunday School classes for 50 years.
She was preceded in death by eight brothers, James, William, Paul, Marshall, Joseph R., Oliver V., David and Millard Whitley; and four sisters, Grace Boone, Louise Anderson, Anne Fields and Esther Whitley.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Martin and husband Glen of Marion, Ind., and Rebecca Bridwell and husband Otis of Kingsport; two sons, John C. Squires and wife Lois of Morrisville, N.C., and Richard D. Squires and wife Janice of Greensboro, N.C.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; as well as one sister, Geraldine White of Climax, N.C.
Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Forbis & Dick Funeral Service, Guilford College Chapel, in Greensboro, N.C.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Guilford Chapel of the funeral home.
Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park, Greensboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662 or Calvary Wesleyan Church, 105 Ball Street, Greensboro, N.C. 27405.
Mary K. Vines, 79, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Mary Katherine Vines, 79, of 1737 Highlands St., who went peacefully to be with her Lord at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 3, 2002), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at East Lawn Memorial Park in the garden of Prayer.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Vines family.
Blonda Whatley, 91, Pound, Va.
POUND, Va. - Blonda Whatley, 91, died Friday (Sept. 6, 2002) at St. Mary's Hospital, Norton, Va., after an extended illness.
She was a former employee of the Federated Department Store and a homemaker.
Mrs. Whatley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pound.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands.
Surviving are her daughters, Pauline (Hurst) Dorton, Norton, Va., and Norris (Hurst) Ebbets, Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Hyler Craft, Jacksonville, Fla.; and a host of friends and loved ones.
Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor George Aichel officiating.
Burial will be in the Hillman Cemetery, Pound, Va.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Gray B. Williams, 92, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Services for Gray Bristow Williams, 92, who passed away Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2002), will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport with the Rev. Gary L.R. Bullard officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660, in memory of Mrs. Williams.
An online guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Williams family.