Elizabeth Allen, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Elizabeth "Toots'' McCann Allen, of Gravely Road, died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday (May 12, 2002) at SunBridge at Brookhaven.
Mrs. Allen lived in Kingsport most of her life and was a Baptist.
Surviving are her husband, Kermit W. Allen of Kingsport; sisters, Mrs. Jim (Rose) Prillhart, Mrs. Harley (Willie) Ball and Mrs. Charlie (Helen) Ball, all of Kingsport; a special niece, Donna Seaver of Kingsport; and several other nieces and nephews.
The family of Mrs. Allen would like to thank the caregivers at SunBridge at Brookhaven.
Friends may call at their convenience until 12:30 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Don McCann officiating.
Condolences may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phoebe Baker, 82, Duffield, Va.
Committal services for Phoebe Estelle Baker, 82, of the Cliff Mountain community, Duffield, Va., who died Saturday (May 11, 2002), will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Baker Cemetery in the Cliff Mountain community.
Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:30 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
The Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village is in charge of arrangements.
Walter Balthis, 52, Appalachia, Va.
APPALACHIA, Va. - Walter Allen Balthis, 52, went to be with the Lord Sunday (May 12, 2002) at his residence in Appalachia.
Walter attended The Heaven of Praise Church in Appalachia, Va. He was a miner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Curtis Balthis and Leonia Vanover Balthis.
Surviving are his wife, Brenda Kay Balthis, Appalachia, Va.; four daughters, Vickie Balthis, Dawn Williams, Appalachia, Va., Tina Lawson, Sigma, Va., and Shawn Bishop, Duffield, Va.; three sons, Scottie Balthis, Lester Balthis and Donnie Balthis, both of Evarts, Ky.; five grandchildren; five sisters, Dorothy Farmer, Radcliff, Ky., Janice Sturgill, Gate City, Va., Sue Ledin, Poplar Grove, Ill., Gail Cantrell and Rhonda Stidham, both of Pound, Va.; two brothers, Palmer Balthis, Pound, Va., and Doug Balthis, Appalachia, Va.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Lee Stidham officiating.
Burial will be in the Vanover Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Wallace Carter, 83, Big Stone Gap, Va.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Wallace Ralph Carter, 83, went to be with the Lord Sunday (May 12, 2002) at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Big Stone Gap.
Mr. Carter was a lifelong resident of the area and a retired employee of Westmoreland Coal Co. with 45 years of service.
He was a member of the Stonega Veteran's Association and Trinity United Methodist Church of Big Stone Gap.
For the last several years, he was a familiar face at the Bullitt Park track in Big Stone Gap where he spent many mornings walking his beloved dog, Cindy.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy Stout Carter; parents, Bert and Clara Carter; and sister-in-law, Azlene Stout.
Survivors include his daughters, Sue Carter Horner and husband Jim of Gray, and Sharon Carter Marrs and husband Bob of Pittsburgh, Pa.; grandson, John Scott Fischer of Spring, Tex.; brothers, Conrad Carter and wife Thelma of Big Stone Gap, and Doug Carter of Chicago, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Ann Stout Gibson and husband Don of Big Stone Gap, Della James Stout Cress and husband Arthur of Kingsport, Paulene Carter, widow of his late brother Harold Carter, of Chicago, Ill.; nieces and nephews, Don Gibson and wife Peggy of Big Stone Gap, David Cress and wife Patsy of Winchester, Va., Elizabeth Carter Cooper and husband Ken of Kingsport, John Carter of Los Angeles, Calif., Conrad Carter Jr. and wife Linda of Albemarle, N.C., Tamara Carter, Steven Carter, Michael Carter, Carolyn Carter Charz and Larry Carter, all of Chicago, Ill.; special friend and neighbor, Wilma Brooks.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating.
Friends are invited to gather in the fellowship hall immediately following the funeral service.
Graveside services will follow at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, after the reception in the church fellowship hall.
Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Hearing Impaired Fund, c/o Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.
Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, is in charge of arrangements.
B. Mildred Christian, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Beulah Mildred Christian passed away Monday (May 13, 2002) at the Indian Path Medical Center Emergency Room.
Mildred was born in Rogersville, a daughter of the late Lum Denny and Bessie Lee Herron. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Mahlen and husband Claude; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Collins and wife Sue, John D. Christian and wife Carolyn; grandchildren, Lisa Swanson, Pam Eudaley, Chris Mahlen and Georgette Schroeder; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Hurst of Kingsport.
Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Apostles with the Rev. Larry DeVault officiating.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Christian family.
Pauline Clark, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Pauline Clark died Monday (May 13, 2002) at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is serving the family of Mrs. Clark.
John "Toots" Cox, 73, Clinchport, Va.
Graveside services for Mr. John Henry "Toots" Cox, 73, Clinchport, Va., who entered into rest on Saturday (May 11, 2002), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Johnson-Head Cemetery in Robinette Valley of Scott County, Va.
J.C. Neeley, Gerald Griffin, Tony Fansler, Jim Fansler, Andy Thornburg, Dan Whitten, Larry Winegar, Aaron Whitten and Michael Ramey will serve as pallbearers.
Thomas Page, Ike Hurd, Carter Page, Wayne Winegar, J.C. Johnson, Luke Horton, Simon West and Echol Fansler will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. today to go in procession to the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice House.
Online condolences may be made to the family at email@example.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Richard Early, 79, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Richard (Brad) Bradley Early, 79, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday (May 13, 2002) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Johnson City, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Lee County, Va., Brad resided in Kingsport for the past 60 years. He was employed by Eastman Kodak for 43 years, working in various departments.
He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Homer Edmon and Osceola Young Early; his sisters, Billie Crawford, Jessie Williams and Bethel Cox; his brothers, Fulton and Olen Early.
Survivors include his wife, Aileen Moody Early of the home; daughters and son-in-law, Joyce and John Branam of Kingsport, and Lois Anne of Goshen Valley; grandson, Josh McConnell and wife Shelley of Kingsport; granddaughters, Vickie Branam Hart and husband Steve of Corbin, Ky., Tina Branam Edwards and husband Randy of Williamsburg, Va.; great-grandsons, Tristan McConnell of Kingsport, Tyer and Travis Hart, both of Corbin, Ky.; brother and sister-in-law, Ellis and June Early of Lee County, Va.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Grant Miller and David Cordrey officiating.
The American Legion Hammond Post #3 will conduct a graveside service with full military honors at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gunnings Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Hobbs, Wayne Gibson, Frankie Hart, Norman Gray, Sam Light, Layton Roberts, Carl Stapleton, Charlie Arnold, Stanley Fish, Charles Gibson and Dr. Shane A. Hill.
"He Only Takes The Best"
"God saw he was getting tired And a cure was not to be. So He put his arms around him And whispered "Come with me."
With tear filled eyes, we watched Him suffer and fade away. Although we loved him deeply We could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating Hard working hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove To us, He only takes the BEST!"
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Morrison City Christian Church, 1940 Darnell Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665; or Shepherd Center of Kingsport, P.O. Box 382, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.
Josephine B. Gooden, 73, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Josephine Barnett Gooden, 73, went to be with her Lord on Mother's Day, Sunday (May 12, 2002), at 3:30 p.m. at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Josephine was born on September 25, 1928, a daughter of the late Luther Leonard and Etta Mae Fields Barnett. Josephine worked for the Eastman AY Department for a short period of time before becoming a full-time wife and mother.
She attended Victory Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, her sister, Ella Mae Drinnon, preceded her in death.
She was a loving wife, mom, granny and a special friend to many. She was kind, giving and never complained. She always put others before her. She was a caregiver for several years for various members of her family.
Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Paul E. Gooden of the home; her daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte Ann Carter and husband Jack, Delores Jean Phillips and husband Sam, Karen Lynn O'Neal and husband Paul, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Jessica DeBord, Jason Phillips, Kevin O'Neal, Kenny O'Neal and Melissa Carter; sisters, Pauline Hite of Jonesborough, Elizabeth Jones and husband Bill of Kingsport, and Betty Crafton of Kentucky; brother, Thomas (Bud) Barnett and wife Faye of Kingsport; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Lena Mae Newland and husband Vernon, and Edith Newland; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home, and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Brother David Newland and Pastor Larry Morelock officiating.
The family will meet for a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the East Lawn Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Carter, Sam Phillips, Paul O'Neal, Jason Phillips, Kevin O'Neal and Kenny O'Neal.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 1932 Fairview Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37665; or Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn.
Rev. Clyde Griffin, 83, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Rev. Clyde Griffin, 83, passed away Saturday (May 11, 2002) at Asbury Center at Baysmont after a brief battle with cancer.
He was a long time resident of Sullivan County and retired from Tennessee Eastman Co.
He spent most of his time as a lay pastor. Springdale Baptist Church began in his basement and he pastored Vernon Heights Baptist Church, Beech Creek Baptist Church, Mill Creek Baptist Church and Solomon's Temple Baptist Church.
His beloved wife, Cora, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his son, Dr. Dan Griffin and wife Fay, Memphis; granddaughters, Gina Griffin, Memphis, and Lisa Griffin, Arlington, Va.; special niece, Gerry Dishner; and many other 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 in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Pat Hammond and the Rev. John Crawford officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Opal P. Housley, 84, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Opal P. Housley, 84, 12750 Newland Hollow Rd., Weber City, Va., who went to be with the Lord Sunday (May 12, 2002), will be at 11 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends and family are to meet at the grave.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church retired ministers fund, in her name.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family of Opal Housley.
Fred R. Ingram, 67, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Fred R. Ingram, 67, 4158 Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord Sunday evening (May 12, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born in Lenoir, N.C., he came to Kingsport in 1956. He was employed with AFG for 24 years and with East Chemical Company for 20 years, retiring two years ago.
He was saved at an early age and was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
Fred was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Wright Ingram, Kingsport; son, Dwight Ingram, Gray; three daughters, Beth Ingram, Kingsport, Rhonda Ingram, Knoxville, and Jeannine Couvertiere and husband Ed, Knoxville; grandson, Bo Ingram; three sisters, Margie Cox, Kingsport, Mildred Crump, Lenoir, N.C., and Eva Coffey, Valdez, N.C.; two brothers, Jesse Ingram, Lenoir, N.C., and Hubert Ingram, Portland, Maine.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Baptist Church.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Pastor Jeff Strong and the Rev. Basil Jones officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan Baptist Church Building Fund, 4152 Maplewood Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is serving the Ingram family.
Madge Kilgore, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Madge Marie Baker Kilgore passed away peacefully on Sunday (May 12, 2002) while a resident of Outlook Pointe in Kingsport.
Madge was born near Kyles Ford, Hancock County, on June 29, 1914, but lived her entire adult life in Kingsport with her husband, Eugene P. Kilgore.
Madge was a faithful member of Mafair United Methodist Church, but also enjoyed attending Higher Ground Baptist Church on many special occasions. She was a devoted Dobyns-Bennett High School fan and had been recognized and awarded the Fan of the Year in 1991 and in 2001.
Madge had served many years as a Holston Valley Auxiliary Pink Lady and as a volunteer for many civic and charitable causes in the Kingsport area. She had retired from teaching in the Kingsport City school system where she had taught for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene P. Kilgore; her beloved granddaughter, Leanna Marie Rasnic; her father and mother, Dr. Joseph Kyle Baker and Minnie Robinette Baker; and four brothers, Gale Baker, Guy Baker, Howell Baker and Rufus Baker.
Survivors include her only daughter, Gailya Kilgore Rasnic and her husband Thomas L. Rasnic of Kingsport; two grandsons, James E. Rasnic and his wife Katherine of Bristol, and Dr. Timothy L. Rasnic and his wife Elizabeth of Stickleyville, Va.; four great-grandchildren, William Thomas Rasnic and Katelyn Elizabeth Rasnic of Bristol, and Chelsea Leann Rasnic and Thomas Logan Rasnic of Stickleyville, Va.; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Richard Justin Peters, Nathanael Jared Peters and Megan Elizabeth Peters of Bristol; one special niece, Barbara Stout of Kingsport; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.
Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery in Rogersville.
Dr. Timothy Rasnic, James E. Rasnic, William Rasnic, A.J. Stout, Bob Mullins and Paul Shelton will serve as pallbearers.
A very special thank you to ALL employees at Outlook Pointe. Their love, support and gentle spirits will always be remembered in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 East Center Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660, in memory of Mrs. Kilgore.
Charles Krtausch Sr., 65, Morristown.
MORRISTOWN - Charles R. Krtausch Sr., 65, of 155 North Liberty Hill Road, #118, passed away on Sunday (May 12, 2002) at Hamblen County Hospital.
He was a retired service technician with Thermogas of Florida and was a member of Morning Star Baptist in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was a U.S. Army veteran of eight years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Krtausch; and a son, Billy Krtausch.
Surviving are his wife, Edna Chapman Krtausch; sons, Bobby and wife Bambi Krtausch of Blountville, and Gary and wife Linda Krtausch of Church Hill; daughter, Robin and husband Leonard Sweeten of Morristown; mother, Betty Zack Krtausch of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; grandchildren, Grayson, Ethan and Rachel Krtausch, Samantha, Charli and Dakota Sweeten; brother, Frank Krtausch of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Johnny Mink officiating.
Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the National Cemetery in Johnson City. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post #6975.
E-mail condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Eric Thomas Lane, 18, Church Hill.
CHURCH HILL - Eric Thomas Lane, 18, 600 River Road, passed away Monday (May 13, 2002) of injuries received in an automobile accident.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill.
Hal K. Lunsford, Imporia, Kans.
IMPORIA, Kans. - Hal K. Lunsford, 505 Sherman, passed away Sunday (May 12, 2002).
He was born Jan. 6, 1934 in Kingsport.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Natalie Parris, Kansas; a brother, J.L. Miller, Bristol; and sisters, Susan Walker, Knoxville, and Jessie Adams, Texas.
Surviving are his wife, Rosa Lee Lunsford, Kansas; two sons, John Lunsford and Michael Lunsford, both of Kansas; a daughter, Kimberly Seel, Kansas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Rosie Perry, Kingsport, Joe Miller, Maryville, Tenn., and Charles Lunsford, Knoxville.
Newcomer Family Funeral Home, Topeka, Kans., is in charge of the arrangements.
James G. Owings, 77, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - James Gardner Owings, 77, 108 Hillandale St., died Monday (May 13, 2002) at home.
Born in Carrolltown, Ala., he attended the University of Alabama and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He retired from Reynolds Metals Company where he worked as a salesman.
He was a member of Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church and had been an active supporter and volunteer at the Medal of Honor Museum of Military History in Chattanooga. He was a member of the American Legion Post #159 in Chattanooga.
Mr. Owings was the son of the late Annie Earline McCafferty and Gardner Lafayette Owings. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Owings, also of Carrollton.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Owings; two daughters, Mary Jane Dishion of West Chester, Ohio, and Patricia Taylor, Collierville, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Mary Beth Stricler and Martha Lawson, both of Kingsport; a stepson, Charles Brooks, Rockford, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Marietta Owings, Carrollton, Ala., Mrs. Earline Caddis, Gainesville, Fla., and Mrs. Bess Causey, Salinas, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Hackney officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Hammond Post #3 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church, 100 Kendricks Creek Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663 or to the Medal of Honor Museum of Military History, 400 Georgia Ave., Chattanooga, Tenn. 37405.
Paul Pierson, 71, Weber City, Va.
Graveside services and burial for Paul Glen Pierson, 71, of Chapel Street, Weber City, Va., who departed this life Friday (May 10, 2002), will be at 11 a.m. today in Pierson Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va., with military honors by Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382 of Kingsport.
Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Poole, Wayne Pierson, Larry Beard, C.J. Blessing, Fred Beard, Sam Blessing, Jackie Beard, Joey Blessing, Jonathan Pierson and Josh Banks.
Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, is in charge of arrangements.
Sam Prillhart, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Sam Albert Prillhart, of Kiwanis Towers, died at 5:50 a.m. Saturday (May 11, 2002) at Hillside Manor Health Care.
Born in Washington County (Johnson City), he moved to Kingsport in 1931. He was employed at Tennessee Eastman Co. and retired from Kingsport Press as a security guard after years of service.
He attended Pleasant View Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Stevens Prillhart; son, Douglas Ray Prillhart; parents; three sisters, Virgie Hicks, Mary Prillhart and Georgia Maples; five brothers, Marshall, Joe, James, Ireland and Lee Prillhart.
Surviving are three daughters, Ms. Wanda Speier, Tucson, Ariz., Ms. Lynda Joyce Willey, Seaford, Del., and Ms. Wilma Jean Fleck, Tucson, Ariz.; one son, Bobby Allen Prillhart, Seaford, Del.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Manley, Charlottesville, Va., and Mrs. Dolan (Verna) Cantrell, Titusville, Fla.; two brothers, Earl "Jiggs" Prillhart and wife Elizabeth, Johnson City, and Emory Prillhart and wife Lola, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Baker and the Rev. Roger Prillhart officiating.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Lee Partin, Ken Bowyer, John King, Jim Andrews, Blain Gilliam and Harry Parrish.
Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wade Lee Tate, 93, East Stone Gap, Va.
EAST STONE GAP, Va. - Wade Lee Tate, 93, passed away Monday (May 13, 2002) at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap, Va.
He was a lifelong resident of East Stone Gap and was of the Methodist faith. He was an employee for many years of the former Gulf Oil Corp. of Big Stone Gap and also the former Southwest Oil Co. of Big Stone Gap.
He was the last surviving member of the East Stone Gap High School "Tigers" championship football team of 1926. He was also a lifelong avid fan of the University of Alabama football team.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Macy Giles Tate; and a son, Wade Edward Tate.
Surviving are his son, Roderick Tate and wife Janet, Big Stone Gap, Va.; daughter, Bobbie Jean Cooper and husband Kyle, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Roddy Tate and Christie McGuffin of Berea, Ky., Steven Cooper of Elizabethton, and Sharon Cooper of Kingsport; three great-grandchildren, Julia and Malachi Cooper, and Bailey McGuffin; brother, Bill Tate, Big Stone Gap, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are 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 the Rev. Hugh Bowers and the Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating.
Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Riverview Cemetery in East Stone Gap.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Wentz Tate Jr., Johnny Bill Tate, Michael Tate, Roddy Tate, Steven Cooper, Scott McGuffin and J. Fred Tate.
Family, friends and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery.
Juanita Ward, 73, Fall Branch.
Services for Opal Juanita (Neet) Ward, 73, 229 Fordtown Road, Fall Branch, who went to be with the Lord Saturday (May 11, 2002), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Davis officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Hamlett-Dobson Fall Branch Chapel is in charge of arrangements.