Una Carver Andies, 71, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Services for Una Carver Andies, 71, who passed away Thursday (July 12, 2001), will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, with the Rev. George Maynor officiating.
Interment will follow in Choptack Cemetery.
Linda Sims Botts, 52, Blountville.
BLOUNTVILLE - Linda Sims Botts, 52, died Sunday (July 15, 2001) at her residence.
She was born in Bristol, Va., and had been a resident of Sullivan County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Cecil H. Sims and Helen Sims Burns.
She had worked in various nursing homes as a licensed practical nurse. She was a former office manager for Nu Care Home Nursing Service.
She was a member of Blountville Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Bunky Botts; two daughters, Mrs. Brad (Jenny) Arnold, Bluff City, and Julie Botts, Bristol, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Lindsey Kate Arnold; one sister and brother-in-law, Janie and Wayne Feathers, Blountville; one brother and sister-in-law, Herby and Brenda Helbert, Bristol, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Akard Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn., or any time at the home of her daughter, Jenny Arnold, 238 Duty Drive, Bluff City, or her sister, Janie Feathers, 1094 Highway 394, Blountville.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Leland Houser, Minister, and Dwight Shaffer, Minister, officiating.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mountain View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Clayton Arnold, Ricky Johns, Tray Helbert, Allen Helbert, Danny Wright, Larry Wright, Jerry Hicks and Randy Hicks.
Those desiring may make memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 6906 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919, or Blountville Christian Church, 1680 Blountville Blvd., Blountville, Tenn. 37617.
The family would like to express special thanks to everyone who donated blood in Linda's name.
E-mail condolences for the family may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gale S. Dean, 77, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Gale Steve Dean, 77, passed away Friday (July 13, 2001) at Wexford House after a lingering illness.
A native of Scott County, Va., he lived in Kingsport and the Sullivan Gardens area most of his life. He was a graduate of Kingsport High School and served in the U.S. Army in occupied Japan at the close of World War II where he received several commendations and a Purple Heart.
Mr. Dean retired from AFG Industries.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Francis Blevins; and a sister, Dana Meade.
Survivors include his children, Mrs. Debbie (Mike) Taylor, St. Simons Island, Ga., Mrs. Dinah (Eugene) McNew, Kingsport, Mrs. Patty (Don) Dronfield, Lawrenceville, Ga.; two grandsons, Jon Light, Blue Ridge, Va., and Chad Taylor, Waycross, Ga.; four granddaughters, Lisa McNew, Kingsport, Libby McNew, Knoxville, Jennifer Dronfield, Baton Rouge, La., and Sarah Taylor, St. Simons Island, Ga.; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Nellie (Patton) Meade, Nickelsville, Va.; a special niece, Mrs. Peggy (L.C.) Christian, Mount Carmel; and several other nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon today at East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. LeRoy Pierson officiating.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is serving the Dean family.
D. Edsel Ford, 66, Kingsport.
Services for D. Edsel Ford, 66, of Kingsport, who passed away Friday morning (July 13, 2001), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker, the Rev. Al South and the Rev. Bill Gourley officiating.
Masonic memorial service will be conducted by Holston Masonic Lodge No. 559 and will immediately follow the funeral service.
Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Blountville, Tenn.
Mary Frazier, 76, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Mary Lois Woods Frazier, 76, who died Thursday (July 12, 2001), will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the V.A. Cemetery, Mountain Home.
The family will meet at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., at 11:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the funeral home to help with the funeral expenses.
Ruth Hensley, 78, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Ruth Hensley, 78, 105 Havanette Court, passed away Sunday (July 15, 2001) at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Hazel Little, 81, Ocoee, Fla.
OCOEE, Fla. - Hazel Mayo Little, 81, 717 Suzette Drive, passed away Friday (July 13, 2001) at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla., following an extended illness.
Mrs. Little was a native of Wise, Va., but had spent most of her adult life in Church Hill and Florida. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Florida, and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Ray Bailey, and her mother, Bessie Gibson Taylor; one brother, William "Dink" Bailey; one sister, Nellie Bailey; and one grandson, Kirk Gillenwater.
Survivors include one son, Raymond Mayo, Bulls Gap; one daughter, Nora Gillenwater, Rogersville; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna Fields, Church Hill; three brothers, Carl Bailey, Midland, Ga., Garnie Bailey, Clayton, Ala., and Dave Bombailey, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hamblen County Memorial Gardens in Morristown.
Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday.
Terry Pearson, 43, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Terry Pearson, 43, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (July 14, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born in Kingsport, he lived in Mount Carmel, moving back to Kingsport 21 years ago.
He was employed with Tri-City Aviation, and a former employee of Tennessee Eastman Company.
He was very much loved and will be missed.
Mr. Pearson was preceded in death by his father, Emory Pearson.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Pearson, of the home; mother, Hallie Pearson, Mount Carmel; two sisters, Connie Patterson, Rogersville, and Audrey Smith, Mount Carmel; one brother, Billy Pearson, Mount Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Small Miracles Riding Stable, P.O. Box 1205J, North Eastman Road, Suite 253, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Pearson family.
An on-line guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com
Edward A. Smith, 58, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Graveside services for Edward A. Smith, 58, who died Friday morning (July 13, 2001), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Highland Cemetery.
Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Billy D. Thompson, 77, Moore, S.C.
MOORE, S.C. - Billy D. Thompson, 77, formerly of Norton, Va., passed away Sunday (July 15, 2001) at Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, S.C.
He retired from Pittston Coal Group in 1989 with over 30 years of service.
He was a former member of Central Freewill Baptist Church in Norton, Va., where he had served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and choir director.
Upon moving to the Spartanburg area in 1998, he joined Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church in Moore.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rose Dickenson Thompson; and a brother, Marvin Thompson.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Christine Collier Thompson; one son, Jonathan Thompson, Lynchburg, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Michael Goode, Moore, S.C.; two granddaughters, Kristin Goode and Holly Goode; and one brother, Charles Thompson, Eugene, Oreg.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Keith A. Bradsher, Dr. Tim Sturgill and Dr. Patrick Sturgill officiating.
Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Memorials may be made to the building fund of the Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church, 4371 Anderson Mill Road, Moore, S.C. 29369.
George Cecil Williams, 86, Gate City, Va.
GATE CITY, Va. - George Cecil Williams, 86, entered into rest Saturday (July 14, 2001) at his residence.
He was born in Scott County, Va., on November 24, 1914, to the late George W. Williams and Pearl Adams Williams. He retired from the C.E. Division of Tennessee Eastman after 41 years, and was an avid grouse and ginseng hunter.
Mr. Williams leaves behind many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Pauline Bledsoe Williams; a daughter, Phyllis Williams; one son, Tommy Kyle Williams; and a sister, Lena Howard.
Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Bob Scott Williams, M. Wayne and Marcilla Williams, all of Gate City; granddaughter, Beth Lawson, Kingsport; two grandsons, William McDavid, Conway, Ark., and Mark A. Williams, Kingsport; five great-grandchildren, Kayla Weatherly, Amber Weatherly, Allison Lawson, Hunter Lawson and Alyssa Williams, all of Kingsport; special friends, Mildred Hommel and Beulah Wilson.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Jack Pyle officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers are Pat Gilliam, Maurice Adams, Milford Adams, Dan Adams, J.N. Adams and Ray Baldwin.
The family will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery for graveside services.
Ernest Yoakley Sr., 86, Gate City, Va.
GATE CITY, Va. - Ernest Veron Yoakley Sr., 86, Route 7, departed this life late Saturday (July 14, 2001) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was a lifelong resident of Scott County and was retired from Tennessee Eastman Corp. in C.E. Maintenance with 42 years of service.
Mr. Yoakley was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie Frances Enix.
Survivors include his wife, Annis Gillenwater Yoakley, Gate City; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Tony Smith, Gate City; son and daughter-in-law, Ernest Yoakley Jr. and Sheila Yoakley, Gate City; granddaughters, Crystal Yoakley, Hiltons, Va., and Jessica Yoakley, Gate City; grandson, Adam Yoakley, Gate City; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Bellamy, Kingsport, Cora Gilbert, Church Hill, Juanita Biorck and Linda Williams, both of Kingsport, and Richard Williams, Gate City; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gillenwater, Kingsport, Don Gillenwater, Church Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gillenwater, Roanoke, Va.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Bob Lane officiating.
Music will be by The Tipton Family Singers.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW.
Pallbearers will be Tim Williams, Eric Biorck, Ron Gillenwater, Don Gillenwater, David Starnes, Tony Catron and Mike Frazier.
Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery.