Brandon A. Barnett, 14, Columbus, Ohio.
Memorial services for Brandon A. Barnett, 14, of Columbus, Ohio, and formerly of 509 Granada Court, Kingsport, who departed this life Monday (Sept. 17, 2001), will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at Mt. Zion Holiness Church.
Robinson Funeral Services, Kingsport, is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shirley J. Barton, 45, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Shirley J. Barton, 45, died unexpectedly Saturday morning (Sept. 22, 2001) at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her son, Pfc. Andrew Barton; daughter, Amanda Michelle Barton; and parents, Andy and Aileen Heck.
Surviving are four sons, Brandon Barton, Johnny Barton, Curtis Barton and Daniel Barton, all of Rogersville; daughter, Jenny Riggs, Bulls Gap; four grandchildren, Halie Riggs, Courtney Riggs, David Riggs and Charlie Barton; sister, Arlene Donahoo, Mosheim; ex-husband, George "Tommy" Barton, Rogersville.
Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Jeff Rogers officiating.
Her ashes will be scattered over her son Andrew's grave.
Warren C. Bevins, 93, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Services for Warren C. Bevins, 93, of 113 Ragsdale St., who entered the presence of the Lord on Sunday (Sept. 23, 2001), will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Kendall, the Rev. Leon Barrett and the Rev. Richard Harris officiating.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church, and anytime at the residence.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Dale Roberts, Ron McNutt, David Allen, Jimmy McMillan, Darvis Reed, David McCray and Rick Hartgrove.
Honorary pallbearers will be M.D. Thurman, Curtis Conant, Jay Dotson, Willie Morelock and Larry Cross.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the building fund of Oak Grove Baptist Church, 311 Cypress Street, Mount Carmel, Tenn. 37645.
Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Bevins family.
Corbin Bishop, 75, Gaithersburg, Md.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Corbin Bishop, 75, 305 Cedar Avenue, died Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001) at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md., after a lingering illness.
Born in Jasper, Va., he had been a resident of Gaithersburg, Md., for the past 42 years. Mr. Bishop attended the First Assembly of God Church in Gaithersburg, and retired from the Montgomery County Board of Education in Gaithersburg.
His parents, Lloyd and Rose Mae Bishop; brother, Claude Bishop; and sister, Eula Cornelson, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Velma L. Bishop, of the home; one son, Gary E. Bishop, Gaithersburg; several nieces and nephews; a special great-niece, Brandi Wissinger, Germantown, Md.; and one brother, Clarence Bishop, Point of Rocks, Md.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Stanley Sims and the Rev. Marvin Winkle officiating.
Burial will follow in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
James R. Collier, 82, Middletown, Ohio.
MIDDLESTOWN, Ohio - James Robert Collier, 82, died Monday (Sept. 10,2001) at Middletown Regional Hospital emergency room.
He was born July 9, 1919 in Big Stone Gap and was the son of James Collier and Mollie (Kaylor) Collier. He served in the Army Air Corps and was employed for years as a coal miner in Big Stone Gap. Mr. Collier also worked as a steam engineer at Lemon-Monroe High School and retired from Middletown Regional Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elmer and Fred Collier; grandson, Shane Collier; and sister, Reba Smith.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Laura Janes (Nichols) Collier; daughters, Becki Fedders, Massillon, Ohio, and Tency Barrett, Middletown; sons, Mark C. Collier and Chris Collier of Middletown; sisters, Sarah Jessie, Lewisville, N.C., Adalaide Allman, Dorothy Kleineick, Tency Collier Buckles, of Big Stone Gap, and Opal Hopkins of Kingsport; grandchildren, Michelle Taylor, Jamie Collier of Middletown, Brandon Fedders of Dayton, Nathan Fedders, Toledo, Ohio, and Hunter Barrett, Middletown; and a great-granddaughter, Morgan Taylor of Middletown.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Thompson officiated.
Burial was at Butler County Memorial Park.
Randall Davidson, 49, Akron, Ohio.
AKRON, Ohio - Randall R. Davidson, 49, died Aug. 28, 2001.
Born in Barberton, Ohio, he lived in Akron, Ohio, area all his life. He was a graduate of computer school two years at the University of Akron. He was a supervisor at Babcock and Wilcox Co. Nuclear Division in data operation in Barberton with 30 years service.
Randy was a member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and the Cleveland, Ohio, Blind Center, also the B&W Handicap Golf Club.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael L. Davidson.
Surviving are his wife, Dora M. Davidson; a son, Jeffery Buttermore II (fiancee) Beth; daughter, Alicia Buttermore; foster sister, Mrs. Alfreda Shipp, Columbus, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and parents, Gene and Ellen Davidson, Route 2, Gate City, Va.
Calling hours were from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 31, 2001) at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, State Route 619, Akron.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 1, 2001) at the funeral home. Pastor J. Michael Mancari officiated.
Interment was at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Akron.
Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Schermesser Green Chapel, or Cancer Society.
Courtesy of Scott County Funeral Home.
Rowena Dunn, 95, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Rowena Kelley Dunn, 95, went to be with the Lord early Monday (Sept. 24, 2001) after an extended illness.
She was born in Greene County, Tenn., but lived in Tucson, Ariz., for 40 years. She had lived in Kingsport the last seven years.
She was a member of Tucson Primitive Baptist Church in Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dunn; an infant daughter; her parents, James Luther Dunn and Serilda Ball Dunn; one brother, Ernest Kelley; two sisters, NoraLee Brown and Annie Jones.
Surviving are two sons, Albert Carl Dunn and his wife Pearl, Kingsport, Dwain Dunn and his wife Margie, Harriman, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Wilkerson, Kingsport; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; along with several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday at New Lebanon Church, Baileyton, with the Rev. J.R. Pratt officiating.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow in the New Lebanon Cemetery, Baileyton.
Lora Eslinger, 90, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Lora B. Eslinger, 90, 132 Dogwood Lane, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 23, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born in Hawkins County, she lived in Sullivan County most of her life. She was a Baptist.
Her husband, Clyde Eslinger and a brother, Lee Simpson, preceded her in death.
Surviving are her son, Jim Eslinger and his wife Pam, Gray; five grandchildren, Jim Eslinger and wife Gina, Matthew Eslinger, Mikah Eslinger, Meghan Eslinger, Amanda Cooper and husband Chuck; five great-grandchildren, Jimmy, Christopher, Kelsie, Katie, and Daniel; sister-in-law, Mary Eslinger Duncan, Kingsport; two special nieces, Ileen Lewis and Ellen Christian.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Morrison officiating.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown chapel, is serving the Eslinger family.
Virginia Fontaine, 89, Johnson City.
JOHNSON CITY - Mrs. Virginia Caldwell Fontaine, 89, 2020 Sherwood Drive, Apt. 334, Appalachian Christian Village, died Monday (Sept. 24, 2001) in Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Fontaine was a native of Old Butler, Tenn., and had been a resident of Johnson City for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Archabald and Neva E. Francum Caldwell.
Mrs. Fontaine was a partner with her late husband in the accounting firm of R.L. Fontaine & Associates.
She was past president of the Pilot Club of Johnson City. She was a former member of the board of directors of the Tennessee Lung Association.
Mrs. Fontaine was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R.L. Fontaine in 1977; and four brothers.
Survivors include two sons, Harry E. Fontaine, Kingsport, and Paul M. Fontaine, Arden, N.C.; six grandchildren, Harry E. "Buddy" Fontaine Jr., Jonesborough, Felicia Ann Fontaine, Huntsville, Ala., Debra Rogers, Spartanburg, S.C., Karen Culp, Arden, N.C., Charles Fontaine, Wise, Va., and Virginia Owens, Kingsport; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City.
Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Monte Vista Burial Park with the Rev. R. Willard Warfield officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Appalachian Christian Village, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37682.
Condolences may be sent via e-mail to the family at email@example.com
Lucille V. Garris, 83, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Graveside services and burial for Lucille V. Hendrick Garris, 83, who went to be with the Lord Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001), will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Evergreen Burial Park in Roanoke, Va., with the Rev. David P. Templeton officiating.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.
James David Gibson, California, Md.
CALIFORNIA, Md. - James (Jamie) David Gibson died Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001) at Center Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Survivors and arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
Ruth H. Gilley, 75, Kingsport.
Services for Ruth H. Gilley, 75, of 1520 Watauga St., Kingsport, who died Sunday (Sept. 23, 2001), will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Baker officiating.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Entombment will follow in the Oak Hill Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.
An on-line guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com
John Hamilton Jr., 82, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - John Pleas Hamilton Jr., 82, died Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001) at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center of Fort Pierce, Fla., after a brief illness.
Born July 20, 1919 in East Stone Gap, Va., he had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for the past 15 years, coming from Big Stone Gap, Va.
Prior to his retirement he had been a miner with Westmoreland Coal Co. in Appalachia, Va., for 36 years and was a member of the UMWA District No. 28, Local No. 1607. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Exeter (Va.) United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Emma Jean Hamilton; his first wife, Opal Clay Hamilton; two brothers, Winston and Howard Hamilton; and a sister, Katherine White.
Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Lois Hamilton, Port St. Lucie; two daughters, Joyce Johnson, Exeter, Va., and Brenda Coleman, Bradenton, Fla.; a stepdaughter and spouse, Linda Rogers (John Plum) Warren, Mich.; two stepsons and wives, Tom (Lynda) Laster, Mussel Shoals, Ala., and Tim (Deanie) Laster, Port St. Lucie; two sisters, Shirleen Wood, Vallejo, Calif., and Evelyn Scalf, Exeter, Va.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be 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 chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Claude Ray officiating.
Committal services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.
Larry E. Hinkle, 53, Blountville.
BLOUNTVILLE - Larry Eugene Hinkle, 53, passed away unexpectedly on the job Thursday (Sept. 20, 2001).
Larry was born in Pontiac, Mich., and moved to Tennessee at the young age of 20 months old for the remainder of his life. He graduated from Holston High School and attended East Tennessee State University.
He was employed by the RC Cola for the past 13 years.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Bell and Hubert (Pop) Christian, Blountville; a son, Mark Hinkle, of Germany; a daughter, Melanie Graham, Bristol, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; father, Elmer Ed Hinkle, Johnson City; sister, Donna Burnell, Woodbridge, Va.; four brothers, Teddy Christian and Don Christian, both of Blountville, Billy Christian, Kingsport, and Ron Hinkle, Pontiac, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. today at the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be RC Cola co-workers, Rick Stone, Rick Stone Jr., John Clark, Mike Grandstaff, Thomas Mink and Michael Wise.
Honorary pallbearers will be Teddy Christian, Christopher Christian, Junior Doss, Eric Clark, Chris Cox, Rick Stone, Daniel Campbell, Rick Stone Jr., and Donald Christian.
Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sonny Laws, 50, Mount Carmel.
MOUNT CARMEL - Services for Sonny Laws, 50, who entered into rest on Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001), will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, and other times at the residence.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.
The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
John McKinney, 60, Columbus, Ohio.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Memorial services for John "Kenny" McKinney, 60, who departed this life on Monday (Sept. 17, 2001), will be held at 5:30 today at Mt. Zion Holiness Church.
Robinson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
William Mowl, 91, Rogersville.
Graveside services for William "Bill" Mowl, 91, of the Persia community, Rogersville, who passed away Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001), will be at 10 a.m. today at Highland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Gilliam, Tim Shipley, Sonny Fletcher, Mack Lawson, Kyle Mathis, Bobby Mowl and Jeff Weems.
Honorary pallbearers will be Alfred Richards and Warner Leak.
Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert Lee Norris, 68, Kingsport.
Services for Robert Lee Norris, 68, of Kingsport, who went to be with the Lord Sunday (Sept. 23, 2001), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home with Robert Mahan officiating.
Burial will follow at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.
Lewis Royston, 84, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Lewis "Tootie" Royston, 84, 221 Holston View Drive, passed away Monday (Sept. 24, 2001) at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
He was a retired school bus driver with Hawkins County School System and also was a farmer.
Mr. Royston was a member of East Rogersville Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lee Royston and wife, Dottie West Royston and James Royston; and parents, William and Polly Perry Royston.
Surviving are his wife, Emma Brewer Royston, of the home; two daughters, Drama Wynn and husband, Bobby, Douglasville, Ga., and Emma Kay Tilson and husband, Roy Dale, Rogersville; five sons, Alfred Royston and wife, Jo Ann, J.D. Royston, Roger Royston and wife, Patsy, and Lewis Ray Royston, all of Rogersville; one daughter-in-law, Peggy Royston, Church Hill; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Basil Jones and the Rev. John R. Parrott Jr. officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery.
Marie O. Shannon, 77, Appalachia, Va.
APPALACHIA, Va. - Marie O. Shannon, 77, passed away Sunday (Sept. 23, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was a member of the AARP, Hands Across the Mountain, volunteer for MEOC, and a graduate of Roanoke National Business College.
She was an active member of the Appalachia Senior Citizens Club, a volunteer with R.E.S.P.I.T.E, and was a volunteer with the Salvation Army.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Big Stone Gap, Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, attorney R.C. Shannon.
Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, James W. and Margaret Ossea, Norton, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia Ann and Bobby Mullins, Dryden, Va.; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Big Stone Gap, Va., by Father Tim Drake.
Burial will follow in the American Legion Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.
Virgil Hale Smith, 84, Church Hill.
CHURCH HILL - Virgil Hale Smith, 84, of 121 Seaver Avenue, went home to be with the Lord Monday (Sept. 24, 2001) at Brookhaven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill. He was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman Company.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Smith; his parents, Wallace and Alice Myers Smith; sisters, Kate Arnold, Mae Smith, Nellie Jones, Louella Cavin and Viola Harvey; brothers, Wallace Smith, Daniel Smith, Fred Smith and Arthur Smith.
Survivors include a special nephew and caretaker, Dayton and Bernice Christian, Kingsport; special great-nephews, Scott Christian and Joey Christian; two sisters and brother-in-law, Edna and C.P. Williams, Midway, Ky., Carrie Crawford, Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Gerhardt and the Rev. Bruce Hullette officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Carter Parker, Charles Muse, James Allen, G.B. Seal, Wallace Owens and Henry Greene.
Honorary bearers will be Bob Mauck, Homer Hensley, H.H. Bowlin, Winton Seaver and James Seaver.
Denzil Taylor, 87, Fall Branch.
FALL BRANCH - Graveside services for Denzil Taylor, 87, who passed away at his home in Fall Branch Sunday morning (Sept. 23, 2001), will be at 10 a.m. today in Lovelace Baptist Church Cemetery in Fall Branch.
Pallbearers will be Charles Morelock, David Taylor, Ron Smith, Murrell Parker, Jerry Deakens, Donald Painter, David Long and Dwight Carr.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School class of Lovelace Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Betty Dawson, Treasurer, P.O. Box 84, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656.
The Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.
Mollie Thacker, 85, Gate City, Va.
GATE CITY, Va. - Mollie J. Dockery Thacker, 85, died Sunday (Sept. 23, 2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born in Scott County, Va., on Nov. 16, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay Dockery and Laurie Lane Dockery. She retired from the environmental service department of Holston Valley Medical Center.
Mrs. Thacker was of the Baptist faith.
She was a loving mother and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Thacker (April 24, 1985); sisters, Ona Kendricks, Maude Hartgrove; brothers, Warren Dockery, Jim Dockery, Meeks Dockery and Brownie Dockery.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Jerri (Jeralena) Johnson and Larry, Indianapolis, Ind.; son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Charles Ricky Thacker and Shelby, Kingsport; grandchildren, C. Wayne McGee, Barry S. McGee, Ann Willoughby, Mark E. Roemer and Crystal Thacker; six great-grandchildren; sister, Edith Gilliam, Duffield, Va.; brother, Lucion Dockery, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leonard Dixon officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cox Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore, Va.
Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Thacker, Bill Gillenwater, Jim Cox, Worley Sexton, Barry Scott McGee and C. Wayne McGee.
The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.