POUND, Va. - Belva Genola Baker, 80, went to be with Jesus, whom she followed since her teen age years, Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at her home.
She was the daughter of Brooklyn and Sara Jane Mullins Keith, who preceded her in death.
She attended Birchfield Old Regular Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Lester Baker, Pound, Va.; one daughter, Betty Lou Jessee, Ypsilanti, Mich.; one son, Danny Baker, Pound, Va.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Bill Jackson officiating.
Burial will follow in Baker Family Cemetery, Pound, Va.
GRAY - Hazel I. Carter, 74, 249 Gray Station Road, passed away early Wednesday morning (July 5, 2000) at Indian Path Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Bluefield, W.Va., and had spent most of her life in the Kingsport area.
Mrs. Carter was a Methodist Youth Foundation teacher with Pactolus United Methodist Church for several years and a nursery worker for Colonial Heights Methodist Church and Colonial Heights Baptist Church.
She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Gray.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph K. Carter; a son, Thomas Edward Carter; her parents; a sister, Pauline Ringstaff; and a brother, Paul Simpson.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda Gibson, Hallendale, Fla., Michelle L. Carter, of the home; a granddaughter, Tara Worley; a great-granddaughter, Amanda Brooke Warren; two sisters, Grace Henderson, Levittown, Pa., and Audrey Pruett, Houston, Texas; two brothers, Joe B. Austin, Bluefield, W.Va., and Sam Austin, Zellwood, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jackie Bradley, the Rev. Don McCann and the Rev. Norman Vaughn officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Those attending the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.
James H. Cody Jr.
Military graveside rites for James H. Cody Jr., 48, of 2869 Ashley Street, Kingsport, who departed this life Friday (June 30, 2000) will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 officiating.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Susan Kay Dykes
KINGSPORT - Susan Kay Dykes, 40, 828 Edison St., passed away Monday (July 3, 2000) at the home of her sister, Alice Browder, 271 Old Cooks Valley Road.
She was a lifelong resident of Hawkins and Sullivan Counties and was of the Baptist faith. She was an active volunteer and supporter of the Sullivan County Humane Society and numerous other charities.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, W.B. and Nora Dykes; maternal grandparents, B.H. and Almeda Chapman.
She was a loving daughter, sister and friend to many.
Surviving are her parents, Wayne and Mary Chapman Dykes, Church Hill; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Janet and Gordon Lenham, Church Hill, Alice Dykes and Marty Browder, Kingsport; an aunt, Patrica Chapman, Kingsport; and a very special friend, Phil Gaddis.
Friends may call anytime at the home of her parents, Wayne and Mary Dykes, 266 Silver Lake Road, Church Hill.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill.
GATE CITY, Va. - Callie Marie Falin, 73, Moccasin Avenue, departed this life early Tuesday morning (July 4, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was a native of Scott County, a homemaker and attended Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Falin; parents, Milligan Lee and Lizzie Culbertson Starnes; a sister, Maxie Dezarn; and a brother, Fred Starnes.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Lee and John C. Stanley, Gate City, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Roger and Sue Falin, Gate City, Va.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Flanary, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Mrs. Clala Alley, Gate City, Va.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donald Large and the Rev. Joe Hill officiating.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Midway Community Cemetery, Route 2, Gate City. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Terry Starnes, Robert Starnes, David Alley, Chuck Culbertson, Mike Culbertson, Gene Davidson and Jack Daugherty.
Glen "Red" Guy
Graveside services for Glen Howard "Red" Guy, 71, of 376 Minga Store Road, Kingsport, who entered into eternal rest at 2:04 p.m. Sunday (July 2, 2000) will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Shaffer, Dale Fleenor, Kenny Harville, Clarence Milhorn, Frank Rutledge and Ernest Fleenor.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of the arrangements.
BRISTOL, Va. - Samuel (Sam) Glen Hartsock, 72, died Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at his home.
He was a native of Scott County, Va., and the son of the late Samuel and Verdia Kilgore Hartsock. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired employee of Eastman Chemical Co.
He was a member of Nickelsville Baptist Church and attended Euclid Avenue Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Estelle Burke; and a brother, James Hartsock.
Surviving are his wife, Nell Cassell Hartsock; four sisters, Ruth Perry, Norfolk, Va., Victoria Patrick, Weber City, Va., Ann Stokes, Gate City, Va., and Ruby Sturgill, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; one brother, Jack Hartsock, Nickelsville, Va. Besides his immediate family he is loved and survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, and friends. He is also survived by his special little buddy, Jim Stergios III.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Akard Funeral Home, Bristol.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Collins officiating.
Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Stergios, Larry Marsh, Eddie Daugherty, Floyd Johnson, Jeff Cox, Michael Dingus, Jeff McAmis, and Richard Vickers Jr.
KINGSPORT - William Harold Hoard, passed away Monday (July 3, 2000) at the James H. Quillen Veteran Administration Medical Center, Johnson City.
He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 33 years of service and was the first black postman in the Kingsport, Tenn. area. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Hoard was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, the Rev. William Hoard and Mrs. Nellie Brice Hoard.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Christine Ford Hoard, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, William Howard (Pam) Hoard, Church Hill; three daughters, Ms. Patrica Ann Hoard, Pennington Gap, Va., Ms. Diane Hoard Hogans, Jacksonville, N.C. and Ms. Sandra Marie Hoard, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Malinda C. and Bryan L.A. Hogans, Jacksonville, N.C., Drew and Justin Hoard, Church Hill; one stepgrandson, Marcus Leeper; two sisters, Mrs. Carrol (Dorethea) Charles, Johnson City, and Dr. Grace Setzer, Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Andrew Roger (Rod) Hoard, Lynchburg, Va., and Phillip S. Hoard (Linda), Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Viewing hours will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Central Baptist Church, with services to follow at 8 p.m.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Veterans Administration National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., were military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382.
The cortege will depart the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery.
Robinson Funeral Services is serving the family of Mr. William Hoard.
LOUISVILLE, Tenn. - Stella G. Marcum, 85, formerly of Lee County, Va., passed away Monday (July 3, 2000) at Colonial Hills Nursing Home.
She was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church. She taught school for 29 years with the Blount County schools.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Marcum.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Mary Marcum, Maryville, Tenn.; one daughter, Peggy Myers, Maryville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Kathy Giron and husband, Billy Giron, Kristi and Karen Marcum, Curt Myers and wife, Lani Myers, and Jill and Mitch Myers; four great-grandchildren, Austin and Jodi Canfield, Aubry and Amelia Myers; two sisters, Bernice Spencer, Virginia and Cleo Hedrick, Rogersville; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Jonesville, Va., with her nephew, the Rev. Monroe Hedrick officiating.
Arney-Mullins Funeral Home, Jonesville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.
KINGSPORT - Christopher Patrick Mendez, 24, died Saturday (July 1, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he had been a resident of Kingsport for the last 20 years. He attended Sullivan South and Sullivan Central High Schools.
He was employed with Appalachian Iron Works as a welder. Mr. Mendez was a member of Summerville Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ruben Jones, of Rose Hill, Va.; and aunt, Katherine Lynn Jones.
Surviving are his wife, Rachel Mendez, Kingsport; four month old daughter, Alexandria Mendez; father, Juan Pablo Mendez, Chili, South America; mother and stepfather, Loretta Mendez Fair and Sherman Fair, Kingsport; special adopted parents, Rev. Paul and Carolyn Taylor; one sister, Michelle James, Kingsport; one brother, Ronald James, Kingsport; maternal grandmother, Willa Earley Shular, Kingsport; special aunt, Tammy Jones Cavin, Kingsport; cousins, Aaron Jones, Amber and Billy Cavin; special friend, Jonathan Wynn.
Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Steven Hooper of the Resurrection Church, and Mike Miller officiating.
Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery, Rogersville.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie James, Josh Darnell, Derek Dingus, Wes Weigel, Aaron Jones and Jonathan Wynn.
Bob R. Mooneyham
KINGSPORT - Bob R. Mooneyham, 65, passed away on Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 10, 1935 in Pickens, S.C. to Tom and Maebel Mooneyham. His parents, his sister Jo and only daughter, Debbie preceded him in death.
He was a 1954 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and attended ETSU. He retired from Eastman Chemical Co. in 1997 after 47 years of service.
Bob was a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge 688, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and York Rite Mason and a Shriner. He was also a member of Moose Lodge 972, Kingsport Rod and Gun Club and the Outdoorsman Club.
Bob was a former Scoutmaster of Mason-Dixon Boy Scout Troop 254. While volunteering with the Scouts he was a member of the Order of the Arrow and a Woodbadge counselor. He also acted as an adult leader on trips to Philmont, Maine High Adventure Base and the 1977 National Jamboree. Mr. Mooneyham was awarded the "Silver Beaver" and the "Pioneer" awards for his dedicated service to the Boy Scouts of America in the Sequoyah Council.
He had a great sense of humor, never met a stranger and was a great Dad. He will be greatly missed.
Surviving are one son, Mike Mooneyham, Kingsport; a brother, Tom Jr., Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Paulette Clayman, Houston, Texas; a niece, Tammy Mooneyham Duke, Indian Rock Beach, Fla.; a niece, Julie Mooneyham Carmichael, Spencer, Ind.; nephew, Craig Morgan, Ft. Worth, Texas; nephew, Jason Abair, Ft. Worth, Texas; niece, Patti Bergeron, Laguna Niguel, Calif.; niece, Jamie Clayman, Houston, Texas; and his former wife and friend, Ms. John (Greta) Mahoney.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Hugh Thompson, minister, and Ed Clevinger, minister, officiating. A masonic service will be conducted prior to the funeral service by Kingsport Lodge 688.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport.
Clay V. Shipley
Graveside services for Clay Vincent Shipley, 81, Sullivan Gardens community, Kingsport, who died Monday afternoon (July 3, 2000) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Light Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Littleton, Kenneth Martin Jr., Mike Martin, Mike Shipley, Dwain Shipley, Larry Shipley and Johnny Travis.
Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
ROGERSVILLE - Debbie Kate Slater, who was born Oct. 15, 1910, passed away Wednesday (July 5, 2000) at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Slater; a son, Joe Slater; a daughter, Lola Slater; and grandson, Gary Trent.
Surviving are three sons, Kenneth Slater, Rogersville, Hickman Slater, Spartanburg, S.C., and Dennis Slater, Rogersville; four daughters, Mary (Slater) Trent, Nellie (Slater) Williams, Charlotte (Slater) Stubblefield, all of Rogersville and Scottie (Slater) Burchette, Baileyton; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Parrott Sr. officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Dodson Creek Cemetery.
Ruby Lee Smith
PINEY FLATS - Graveside services for Ruby Lee Smith, 85, 349 Fairview School Road, who passed into eternal rest Sunday morning (July 2, 2000) will be conducted at 8 p.m. today will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown.
KINGSPORT - A memorial service for Tim Morgan Sprouse, 57, who went to be with the Lord Sunday afternoon (July 2, 2000) will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Clint Hensley officiating.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
ABINGDON, Va. - Wanda Lee Keith Sutherland, 62, died Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va.
She was born in Wise County, Va., and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dante, Va.
Surviving are three sons, Ernie Keith, Castlewood, Va., (owner of Ernie's Drug in St. Paul), Ricky Keith, Wise, Va., and Justin Keith, Abingdon, Va.; two granddaughters, Whitney Keith and Leann Salyer; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Salyer; and two daughters-in-law, Kathy Keith and Karen Keith.
Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Va.
A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roger Williams and the Rev. Larry Rye officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Holston Home for Children, P.O. Box 188, Greeneville, Tenn. 37744 or Harvest Freewill Baptist Childcare Ministries, P.O. Box 259, Duffield, Va. 24244.