Georgia Begley, Sneedville.
SNEEDVILLE - Georgia Begley entered into rest Sunday (Oct. 28, 2001) at her residence.
Born Oct. 20, 1920 in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of Worley and Mary Head Williams.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Begley was preceded in death by her husband, Ballard Begley; a daughter Lula Edens; two sisters, Stella and Eddie Cloud; and one brother, Roy Elmer Williams.
Surviving are two sisters, Virginia Cloud, Indiana, and Mattie Begley, Edison; two grandchildren, Anita D. Stewart Perry, Sneedville, and Paula R. Edens, Edison; two great-grandchildren, Stephanie N. Ramey, Edison, and Jason D. Perry, Sneedville; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.
Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.
The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside services.
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Adeline Caudell, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Adeline Caudell, of Kingsport, died Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2001) at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Leslie B. Everroad, 82, Johnson City.
JOHNSON CITY - Services for Leslie B. Everroad, 82, of Christian Lane, Tower Apartments, who went to be with the Lord Sunday (Oct. 28, 2001), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Smith and Steve Everroad officiating.
Graveside services will follow in the Garden of Everlasting Life III of the East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Clay Robinette, Gerald Necessary, Heath Everroad, Chris Sanders, Chris Worley and Bambi Everroad.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jack West, Larry Shannon, Walter E. Price, Lonnie Sharp, Frank Chapo and Dennis Helsabek.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center for Research, c/o Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.
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Howell Fulwiler, 80, Glen Mary, Tenn.
GLEN MARY, Tenn. - Howell (Bill) James Fulwiler, 80, Glen Mary, formerly of Kingston, passed away at his home Monday (Oct. 29, 2001).
He was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Kingston and was a World War II veteran.
Mr. Fulwiler was a retired electrician from Local No. 270 of Kingston.
He was a member of the Masonic Temple, the Kingston Chapter OES 405 and Union Lodge No. 38. He was also a member of the Shriner's Kerbela Temple.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edward and Nora Speaks Fulwiler; infant brother; brother, Harold Fulwiler, Chuckey.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Kathleen Lewallen Fulwiler; one son, James G. Fulwiler, Glen Mary; two daughters, Mary Jo Sheridan and Freda Demeritt, both of Arizona; brothers, Serl Fulwiler and Paul Fulwiler, both of Fall Branch, and Dorsie Fulwiler, Kingsport; several nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Brother Kyle Beverly officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Lewallen Family Cemetery on Coal Hill Road, Scott County.
Courtesy of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.
Betsy Hellams, 75, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Betsy Pyle Hellams, 75, died Sunday (Oct. 28, 2001) at Wellmont Hospice House Bristol following an extended illness.
Mrs. Hellams was a native of Kingsport and a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, Class of 1943. She worked for a number of years as secretary for Bartlett Tree Experts.
She was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church and was a member of Women of the Moose.
Mrs. Hellams was preceded in death by her parents, Harold O. Pyle and Lorena N. Taylor Pyle, and an infant daughter Shelia Page.
Surviving are her husband, Jack Hellams, of the home; daughter, Linda Cole and son-in-law, Lowell, Knoxville; granddaughter, Maria Galyon and husband Tim, Louisville, Ky.; grandson, the Rev. Kevin Cole and wife Nancy, Wilmore, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Casey Galyon, Grace Galyon, and Sarah Beth Cole; sister, Sarah Bowers, Glade Spring, Va.; brother, Bill Pyle, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; and several nieces.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, with the Rev. Jack Edwards and the Rev. Kevin Cole officiating.
Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Wellmont Hospice House Bristol, 280 Steeles Rd., Bristol, TN 37620.
Gary Ledbetter, 57, Moultrie, Ga.
MOULTRIE, Ga. - Services for Gary Benjamin Ledbetter, 57, who passed away Sunday (Oct. 28, 2001), will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, with the Rev. Jeff Strong officiating.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sullivan Baptist Church building fund, 4152 Maplewood St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660, or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.
John William Martin, 65, Abingdon, Va.
ABINGDON, Va. - John (Jay) William Martin, 65, of Kingsport, passed away early Sunday morning (Oct. 28, 2001) at Grace Health Care in Abingdon following an extended illness.
He was born in Hawkins County, but had spent most of his life in Kingsport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Andrew and Ruby Mae Martin; a sister, Stella Barrett; and a brother, James Martin.
Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Catron of Kingsport, Tammy McDaniel of Russellville, Ala., and Donna Martin of Athens, Tenn.; four sons, Johnny Martin of Kingsport, Ronny Martin of Fall Branch, Danny Martin of Kingsport, and Kenny Martin of Tiptonville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, and one great granddaughter; two sisters, Mae Mauk and Nellie Davidson, both of Surgoinsville; two brothers, Tom Martin of Greeneville, and Ed Martin of Rogersville; along with several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Martin Family Cemetery in Surgoinsville.
Pallbearers will be Scottie Catron, Joshua Catron, Jeremy Catron, Frank Dishner, Dave Dishner, and James Bennett.
Joe Matthews, 59, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Graveside services for Joe Ransom Matthews, 59, of 471 Early Branch Road, who passed away Sunday (Oct. 28, 2001), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Grassey Creek Cemetery.
Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.
William Morton, 67, Church Hill.
CHURCH HILL - William Robert (Bill) Morton, 67, of 413 Old Union Road, passed away Monday (Oct. 29, 2001) at Church Hill Health Care and Rehab Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Morton was a native of Akron, Ohio, but had lived in Church Hill since 1946. He was a member of Old Union United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of AFG Industries.
Mr. Morton raced the NASCAR circuit from 1958 to 1965. In 1986 he was inducted into the East Tennessee Racing Hall of Fame, his career spanning over 30 years and winning both the 1961 and 1962 track championships at Bristol speedway.
He was a charter member of the Church Hill Rescue Squad.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kelly and Mary Bernard Morton; and one brother, Donald Morton.
Survivors include his wife, Janis Yankee Morton, Church Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Lisa Morton, Church Hill; two grandchildren, Brody Morton, Amber and husband, Michael Gilbert; one great-grandson, Caleb Gilbert; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Roger Bailey, Church Hill; one brother and sister-in-law, David K. and Veronica Morton, Church Hill; sister-in-law, Ann Morton, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Truman officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
The family requests those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Church Hill Rescue Squad.
Robert L. Peters Jr., 82, Charlottesville, Va.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Robert L. Peters Jr., 82, an early practitioner in the executive search industry, died early Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2001) in Charlottesville, Va.
Mr. Peters was born in Ebenezer, Tenn., and was the son of the late Robert L. Peters and Mary Thornton Belk. He lived in Kingsport, New York City, Nantucket, Mass., and Charlottesville, Va.
Accorded All-Southern honors in football while in high school, he prepared at the Hun School, eventually serving on the school's Board of Trustees. Mr. Peters was a graduate of the Princeton University Class of 1942. He was captain of the football team and received all American honors in football. Lettering in four sports, he was awarded the John P. Poe sportsmanship award. His class was the first in Princeton history to be able to boast that, as undergraduates, they never lost a football game to Yale. He was named to the all century Princeton Football Team and selected to the Sports Illustrated All-American Silver Anniversary team.
Mr. Peters was the Regimental Commander of Princeton's ROTC unit and, upon graduation, he served with the 13th Armored Division in Germany. Promoted to captain, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Battle Stars.
Balancing a successful business career in Tennessee and three terms in the Tennessee State Senate, Mr. Peters co-managed Richard M. Nixon's presidential campaign in Tennessee and Howard Baker's first senatorial campaign. He moved to New York City in 1967 and entered the executive search business, ultimately joining the firm of Devine, Baldwin and Peters.
He was a member of the Nantucket Yacht Club, Pacific Club and Farmington Country Club and was a past board member of the Sankaty Golf Club and Princeton Club of New York.
Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Pinkney White of Charlottesville, Va.; his children, Robert L. Peters and his wife Jean of West Palm Beach, Fla., Lynn P. Morris and her husband John of Charlottesville, Va., and Jonathan W. Peters and his wife Peggy of Rye, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Eliza and Peter Morris, Townley, Jill, Molly, Bobby, Jonathan and Timmy Peters; and a brother, George B. Peters of Kingsport.
A private family service is planned.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Martha Jefferson Hospital building fund, 459 Locust Ave., Charlottesville, Va. 22902.
Hill & Wood Funeral Service, Charlottesville, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Irene Reed, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Mary Irene Reed, born Aug. 14, 1938, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Oct. 28, 2001) after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Hawkins County, she lived most of her life in Sullivan County.
She was preceded in death by her father, Hatcher William Doran; one brother, Jack Preston Doran; her first husband, Homer Larry Gilbert; and second husband, Donald Reed.
Surviving are her mother, Irene Doran; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Becky Gilbert; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Janie Gilbert; daughter, Kathy Gilbert; grandchildren, Rachel, Barton, William and Will; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, located off Hwy. 75 in Gray.
A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church by Pastor Robert Fultz and various friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cedar Creek Baptist AWANA and/or Johnson City Medical Center Hospice.
Emma Taylor, 86, Kingsport.
Graveside services for Emma Bishop Taylor, 86, formerly of 2321 Idle Hour Court, Kingsport, who died at 9:40 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 28, 2001), will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Holston View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 300 West First Ave., Lenoir City, Tenn. 37771.
Hamlett-Dobson Chapel, downtown, is in charge of the arrangements.