Lois "Jodie" Bass, 69, Surgoinsville.
SURGOINSVILLE - Lois "Jodie" Shelton Sutherland Bass, 69, was born May 7, 1933 and died May 30, 2002.
She was a 1951 graduate of Sullivan High School. She lived at 105 Shelton Lane, Surgoinsville, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred "Sam" Bass, a professional wrestler in 1976; her father, Patterson Shelton in 1992; an infant brother in 1930; an infant sister in 1943; three brothers-in-law, Donald Darnell in 1979, Kenneth Hutton in 1993, Otis Arwood in 1995; and a sister-in-law, Loretta Shelton in 2002.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Sutherland and wife, Shelby of Chattanooga, Tenn., Patrick Sutherland and wife, Joyce of Johnson City, Tenn.; three grandchildren, David Sutherland of Nashville, Tenn., Daniel and Tosha Sutherland of Johnson City, Tenn.; two step-grandchildren, Kenneth Lane of Gray, Tenn., Sheridan Reynolds of Kingsport; one great-grandchild, Alexandria Naomi Sutherland of Nashville, Tenn.; her mother, Bethel Shelton of 105 Shelton Lane, Surgoinsville, Tenn.; four sisters, Maxine Darnell of Surgoinsville, Bobby Arwood of Duffield, Va., Shirley Wood of Surgoinsville, Norma Louana Hutton of Kingsport; one brother, Perman Shelton, Sr. of Surgoinsville; nephews, Perman R. Shelton, Jr., Jeff Darnell, Ray Toney, Paul Arwood, Sam Arwood, David Wood, Ricky Wood, Matthew Wood; nieces, Sandy Wood-Cradic, Becky Barrett, Linde Hutton, Mary Lee Harris, Brandy Lou Bova; special sister-in-law, Faye Sutherland Smith of Kingsport; a very special and longtime friends, Jeri Deal of Kingsport and Toni Kerr of Knoxville, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Pearl Gates of Mississippi; She leaves a host of friends and relatives.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today prior to the service at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville.
Services will be held 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh officiating.
Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Horsecreek Church of God Cemetery in Greene County.
Della Begley, 71, Eidson.
EIDSON - Services for Della Jane Begley, 71, who went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning (May 29, 2002) will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, with the Rev. Roger Lamb and the Rev. Larry Lamb officiating.
Interment will be in the Begley Cemetery.
You may send an on-line sympathy card at www.legacy.com.
Gernie Boothe, 86, Chicago, Ill.
CHICAGO, Ill. - Gernie A. Boothe, 86, passed away Wednesday (May 29, 2002) at St. Paul's House in Chicago, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Brown-Boothe.
He is survived by his daughter, Betty French of Skokie, Ill.; two sons, Robert of Des Plaines, Ill., and Ed of Stanwood, Wash.; five granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in Kingsport.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday (June 3, 2002) at Gunnings Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charities.
Joshua Burke, infant, Nickelsville, Va.
NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Services for Joshua Glen Burke, infant son of Jody and Chastity White Burke, who went to be with Jesus on Wednesday (May 29, 2002) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., with Pastor Jack Sturgill and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating.
Music will be provided by the Bible Way Quartet and Gethsemane Quartet.
Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home and anytime at the residence of Fred and Sue White (Taylor Town community).
Burial will be at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Va.
Pallbearers are Adam White, Reggie Green, Chris Collier, Brad Collier, Tracey Holbrook.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Little People of America (website: lpa.com).
Betty Jean Castle, 55, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Betty Jean Hammonds Castle, 55, of Clouds Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord Thursday (May 30, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was a member of the Weber City Church of God and was a faithful supporter of her church.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Jo "Poochie'' Castle; a daughter, Christa Castle; and her parents, William Hammonds and Maggie Way Hammonds.
Surviving are her son, Phillip Castle and his wife, Laurie of Gray; grandchildren, Kaley Castle, Brittany Baker, Alex Rogers and Brittany McConnell; sisters, Portia Akers and Margaret Smith, both of Kingsport and Donna Cummings of Huntsville, Ala.; and a brother, Raymond Hammonds of Kingsport.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport and also anytme at the family's residence at 1814 Clouds Ford Road, Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Raymond Hammonds and the Rev. Ralph Hammonds officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Weber City Church of God, 120 Yuma Road, Weber City, Va. 24290.
Pallbearers will be nephews and brothers-in-law.
Condolences may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ferrell Counts, 90, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Ferrell Counts, 90, Hillside Manor, died Thursday (May 30, 2002).
Surviving are one niece, Linda Rogers and nephew, Jerry Sanders, both of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Bernice Collins, Harriman, Tenn.
Those wishing to pay their respect, may visit at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Burial will be in the Church Hill Memory Gardens.
Charity Davis, 92, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Charity Davis, 92, died Friday (May 31, 2002) at the Wexford House.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is serving the family of Mrs. Davis.
Ollie Lee Draper, 82, Bristol, Va.
BRISTOL, Va. - Ollie Lee (Berry) Draper, 82, 2440 Randolph St., died Friday (May 31, 2002) in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Draper was a native and lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was preceded in death by her husband, Kirby Draper; and one son, Kenneth Draper.
Surviving are one daughter, Deborah Morrison, Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Virginia Whitlow, Bristol, Va.; one half sister, Judy Owens, Bristol, Tenn.; one daughter-in-law, Sandra Booher, Bristol, Va.; one special niece, Georgia Kiser, Abingdon, Va.; four grandchildren, Angela Osborne, Charleston, S.C., Lisa Sneed, Bristol, Va., Kenneth Andrew Draper, and Jennifer Phipps, both of Kingsport; and seven great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Akard Funeral Home, Bristol, or any other time at the residence, 2440 Randolph St., Bristol, Va.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mountain View Cemetery with Elder Jack Dye officiating.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
Sallie Fairbanks, 58, Jacksonville, Fla.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sallie Flo Fairbanks, 58, died peacefully May 25, 2002 at St. Luke's Hospital following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Oct. 26, 1943 in Nickelsville, Va., and moved to Jacksonville in 1962.
She was an insurance agent and a member of the Ocean Park Southern Baptist Church of Jacksonville Beach. Sallie volunteered with the Special Olympics and handicapped sporting events. She was a bowling coach and youth director at Jax Lanes Bowling Alley. She was also inducted into the Bowler's Hall of Fame.
Her mother, Tina Dean, predeceased her in 1989.
Family members include her husband, Charles; son, Chad F. Fairbanks of Jacksonville; brothers, William Curtis (Peggy) Dean of Kingsport, Charles Robert (Etta Mae) Dean of Weber City, Va., Ireland K. Dean of Jacksonville, Morris L. Dean of St. Augustine, E.P. (Fran) Dean, John H. Dean, Paul E. Dean, all of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday (May 28) in the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Services were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eddie Towers, of Ocean Park Baptist Church officiated.
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday (May 29, 2002) at the Greenlawn Cemetery.
Dr. George Finchum, 70, Kingsport.
Graveside services for Dr. George A. Finchum, 70, Kingsport, who passed away Monday (May 27, 2002), will be conducted at 2 p.m. today by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Ron Light, Bill Bishop, Glen Bass, Creig Needham, Jim Smallwood.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Holston Stamp Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664 or Kingsley United Methodist Church, 2828 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Finchum family.
Vasilios Hatzikazakis, 85, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Vasilios Hatzikazakis, 85, died late Thursday night (May 30, 2002) at Hillside Manor Health Care Center.
Survivors and funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Ronald Hommell, 62, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Services for Ronald Hommell, 62, who died Wednesday morning (May 29, 2002) will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, with the Rev. J.R. Pratt and the Rev. Roy Darnell officiating.
Calling hours are from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home or anytime at the daughters' homes.
Burial will be in the Walnut Chapel Cemetery.
Melvin Johnson, 72, Gray.
GRAY - John Melvin Johnson, 72, 254 Old Gray Station Road, passed away Thursday (May 30, 2002) in North Side Medical Center.
A Washington County, Va. native, he was a son of the late Eugene Clark and Mary Catherine Settle Johnson. He was in the Korean Conflict and a member of Hales Chapel Christian Church, Gray. He was a member of Sinking Creek Lodge No. 575 of Gray.
He was employed by Tennessee Eastman Co. in the Tenite Division for 34 years retiring in 1987.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Buckingham Johnson; parents, Eugene and Mary Catherine Johnson; and a brother, Denver Johnson.
Surviving are a daughter, Robin Johnson, of the home; two sons, Wesley and wife, Sandra Johnson of Sulphur Springs, and Randle and wife, Rebecca Johnson of Chatham, Va.; sister, Irene Stills, Lamar; three brothers, Charlie, George and Lee Johnson, all of Boones Creek; three granddaughters, Shannon Johnson, Lydia Johnson and Candice Johnson; two grandsons, James Johnson and Daniel Johnson; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hales Chapel Church.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with Clinton Andrews, minister, officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be the 1950 graduating class of Boones Creek.
Gray Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Virgie Mae Jones, 79, Mount Carmel.
MOUNT CARMEL - Virgie Mae Jones, 79, passed away early Friday morning (May 31, 2002) at Church Hill Health Care following an extended illness.
She was born in Hancock County but had spent the majority of her life in Hawkins County.
She was a member of Beech Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Punkin Valley (Hancock County) where she was baptized by her grandfather, Rev. Andrew Jackson Carter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Jones and Mandy Carter Jones; two sisters, Dinell Jones and Iona Honeycutt; and one brother, Zester Jones.
Surviving are her brother, Kenneth C. Jones and his wife, Margaret of Knoxville; special sister-in-law, Lula Bruner Jones of Kingsport; nieces, Deborah Jones, Brenda Ward, Barbara Jones and Phyllis Bell; nephews, Jimmy Jones, Larry Jones, Dallas Honeycutt, S.D. Honeycutt, Chris Honeycutt and Joel Jones; along with several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Strong officiating.
Music will be provided by Elizabeth Ward.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.
Those wishing to attend the graveside service are ask to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m.
Pallbearers will be the nephews.
Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert E. Kerns, 74, Kingsport.
Services for Robert Ernest Kerns, 74, Kingsport, who died at 11 p.m. Tuesday (May 28, 2002), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. Danny West, the Rev. Tim Bennett and the Rev. Bill Steele officiating.
Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Don Kilgore, Lowell Griffith, David Boone, Bob Mynhier, Clarence Callahan, Jim Doran, Bill Edwards and Eddie Dean.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School class of Litz Manor Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Litz Manor Baptist Church building fund, 1383 Dewey Ave., Kingsport, Tenn., or the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, c/o Holston Valley Medical Center, P.O. Box 239, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.
Jean Kiefer, 73, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Mrs. Jean Kiefer, 73, passed away Thursday (May 30, 2002) at her residence.
She was a native of Oceanside, N.Y., but had lived in the Kingsport area for the last 52 years. She was the daughter of the late William and Jeanette Syrett. She enjoyed sailing and was a member of Watauga Lake Sailing Club. She was also an avid reader.
She touched a lot of lives volunteering with the Girl Scouts, PTA and Band Boosters. She was a graduate of Tusculum College. She was also a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William Syrett Jr.
Surviving are her husband, John Kiefer; daughters, Judy Harris, Kingsport and Sandra Keebler, Jonesborough; a son, Ed Kiefer, High Point, N.C.; sister, Shirley Feuring, Huntington, N.Y.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Heights United Mehodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Colonial Heights Library, 149 Pactolus Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.
Serving the Jean Kiefer family is Snyder's Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Hwy., 477-7911/239-5671.
Mrs. Addie B. Lollis, 81, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Mrs. Addie Belle Lollis, 81, 1014 Dale St., joined hands with God on Thursday (May 30, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 15, 1920 in Lincolnton, N.C. to the late Herbert Ray and Hattie Rhea. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, served in the choir and on the missionary board. She was also an "Esquirette." She was a home health care provider to many in the community.
She was preceded in death by both parents, her siblings, one son, one daughter and previous spouses.
She will be greatly missed by her two sons, Lonnie Cox (Victoria Butts) and Wesley Archer; 20 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Calling hours are from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the church with Pastor Anthony Daniels officiating.
Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail email@example.com.
Robinson Funeral Services Inc., is serving the family of Mrs. Addie B. Lollis.
Bruce MacGregor, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Bruce H. MacGregor, passed away Thursday (May 30, 2002) after a short illness.
He was born in New York City, N.Y. and resided in Rogersville, Tenn. since 1987. He was a member of Rogersville United Methodist Church.
Mr. MacGregor was a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He worked for the National Foundation-March of Dimes as their National Director of Fund Raising. During this time he directed the first Walk-a-thon ever held in the United States. It was held in Columbus, Ohio in 1969. During the first year he organized 187 walks in 27 states raising more than $7,000,000. Leaving the March of Dimes in 1979, there was over 4100 walks held nationwide by over 87 different organizations.
From 1980 to 1985, he also created the Road-a-thon program for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society where he served as Associate National Director of Development.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Don (Armstrong) Doty; his parents, Donald and Peggy MacGregor of Tenafly, N.J.; and brother, Peter S. MacGregor of Mantoloking, N.J.
He is survived by his three sons, Steven Thomas MacGregor and wife, Janine of Lambertville, N.J., Donald Keith MacGregor and wife, Lynne of Rogersville, David Bruce MacGregor and wife Carol of Bryn Mawr, Penn.; seven grandchildren, Jessica Mary and Evan MacGregor of Lambertville, N.J., Donald Bruce and Michael James MacGregor of Rogersville, Molly, Christie and Scott MacGregor of Bryn Mawr, Penn.
Interment services will be held 11 a.m. on his birthday Monday (June 17, 2002) at McKinney Cemetery.
Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Marcum, 52, Big Stone Gap, Va.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Betty Lou Marcum, 52, passed away Friday (May 31, 2002) at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Helen McClellan, 81, Kingsport.
Graveside services for Helen McConnell McClellan, 81, Kingsport, who died Wednesday (May 29, 2002), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Oak Hill Cemetery.
An online guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the McClellan family.
Evan R. Napier, 64, Pennington Gap, Va.
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Evan R. Napier, 64, died Thursday (May 30, 2002) at his home.
Born in Keokee, Va., he was a resident of Lee County, Va. most of his life. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church in Wise, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Beatrice Stewart Napier; three brothers, George Milton, Carlo Bob and James Napier; one sister, Louvelle Napier; and son-in-law, Mike Mooneyham.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Napier, of the home; sons, Joseph Napier and wife, Diane of Elwood, In., David Napier and wife, Tracy of Elizabethton and Peter Napier and wife, Jennifer of Blackwater, Va.; daughters, Mildred Ely and husband, Anthony of Pennington Gap, Va., Evelyn Parks and husband, Darrell of Elwood, In., Mary Pierce of St. Charles, Va., Martha Elkins and husband, Roger of Jonesville, Va., and Becky Mooneyhan of Pennington Gap, Va.; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Bill Napier of Detroit, Mi., Berl Napier of East Bank, W.Va., J.C. Napier of Pierceton, In., and Poe Napier of Argos, In.; sisters, Joan Bush and Sharon Napier, both of Keokee, Va., Ann Bush of Holmes Mill, Ky., Janet Kelly of Culver, In., and Jean Collins of Martinsville, In.; and many special friends.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home sanctuary with Elders Jerry Estep, Barry Lucas, Robert Kelly, Jimmy D. Sanders and Steve Coleman.
Burial will be in the Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, Va.
Nancy Pendergraft, Moore, Okla.
MOORE, Okla. - Nancy Pendergraft went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on May 31, 2002.
She was a member of Riverside Church in Norman and was born April 21, 1942 in Ada, Okla.
She was office manager at Sattrn Project of OU. She loved to share her faith.
She was a loving wife, mother and Grammy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Zelma Dveney; and her sister, Betty Bush.
She leaves behind her husband Doug; son and daughter-in-law, Buzzy and Becky Mann; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Jeff Harper; stepson and daughter-in-law, Buck and Kim Pendegraft; seven grandchildren, Austin and Adam Mann, Christian, Hailey and April Harper, Brian and Garrett Pendegraft; three sisters and one brother, Leota McDaniel, Wanda Newlund, Linda Hurley and Richard Dveney.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, Okla.
Burial will be at the Memorial Gardens in Ada, Okla., at 12 noon.
Hazel Sandidge, 49, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Hazel Nealie Sandidge, 49, 1000 Stone Gate Road, Apt. R-5, passed away Wednesday (May 29, 2002) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Sandidge was a native of Baltimore, Md., but had spent most of her adult life in Sullivan and Hawkins Counties. She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tracy Lee Smith; her father, Glen Strong; sister, Alice Notel; paternal grandparents, Garvie and Nealie Strong; maternal grandmother, Mary Goodwin; and an aunt, Marion Slaski.
Surviving are one daughter, Melissa Laney, Kingsport; one son, Junior Smith, Bristol; her mother, Eula Bishop, Kingsport; one brother, George (Bobby) Strong, Mount Carmel; four sisters, Mary (Ruthie) Byrd, Glenda Overbay and Dorothy Kert, all of Kingsport, Susie True, Baltimore, Md.; several nieces, nephews and a great-nephew; special niece, Jerea Byington.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Goshen Valley Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the family in c/o Johnson Funeral Home, 320 Grandview St., Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Byrd, Robby Byrd, Scotty Fields, Hank Strong, Harold Byington and Josh Byington.
To leave an online message or sign guest registry for the Sandidge family, please visit us @ www.johnsonfuneralhome.org.
Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Steve Simpson, 47, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Floyd Steven Simpson, 47, passed away Thursday (May 30, 2002) at his home.
Steve was a painter and enjoyed riding motorcycles and show cars.
His father, Floyd W. Simpson; sister, Sandra Gail; maternal grandfather, Palmer Wade; paternal grandparents, Clyde and Ellen Simpson; and uncles, Fred Simpson and Walter Simpson preceded him in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Brandy McClain and husband, Wesley, Georgia; mother, Rachel Ann Simpson, Kingsport; sisters, Brenda Hughes and husband, Billy, Church Hill, Sharon Gaddy, Kingsport, Karen Roberts and husband, Ronnie, Baileyton, Tenn.; brothers, Danny Simpson, Fall Branch, Randy Simpson, Kingsport; grandmother, Annis Wade, Rogersville; nieces, Lisa Hughes, Georgia, Michelle Hughes, Church Hill, Sandra Gail Gaddy, Kingsport; a nephew, Ronnie Heath Roberts, Baileyton; and his special aunt, Ruth Simpson, whom he dearly loved.
Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, with the Rev. Willie K. Neeley and the Rev. Bob Simpson officiating.
Burial will follow at McPheeter's Bend Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joe Repass, Jerry Overby, Ronnie Roberts, Jerry Fields, Bill Hughes and Clayton Morelock.
Ruth Wheeler, Charlotte, N.C.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ruth Doty Wheeler departed this life on May 21, 2002.
She was born on Nov. 19, 1915 and was the daughter of Dr. Roy A. Doty and Anne Armstrong Doty. She attended Maryville College for two years and was a graduate of U.T. She taught school for several years in her hometown of Rogersville.
During the years that she resided in Kingsport, Mrs. Wheeler was active at First Presbyterian Church serving in many positions, including being the first woman deacon elected there. Living in Kingsport from 1954 through 1974, Mrs. Wheeler served on the Board of the Office of Economic Opportunity, the Housing Authority, the Girl Scout Council, the Board of the League of Women Voters, the Historical Society and was awarded a life membership in the TN P.T.A. She was instrumental in the development of the Netherland Inn.
Mrs. Wheeler was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, George M. Wheeler, who managed Allandale Farm during its years as a producer of prize winning Angus cattle.
During their retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler lived in Rogersville, where they were honored by being named Elders Emeriti by Rogersville Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Wheeler also served on the Boards of the Historical Society and the Geneological Society in Rogersville.
Surviving are her daughter, Margaret Wheeler Cathcart and her son-in-law, Steve Cathcart of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, Laura Hoffnagle and her husband Andy, Charlie Cathcart and wife Cheryl, all of Lexington, Va., and David Cathcart and wife, Shelly of Charlotte, N.C.; five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, John F. Doty of Winter Haven, Fla., and Dr. Robert D. Doty and wife Mary Agnes of Kingsport; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A service to give thanks for and celebrate the life of Ruth Doty Wheeler will be held on June 3, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the Rogersville Presbyterian Church, Rogersville with the Rev. David Hale officiating.
Evelyn Williams, Weber City, Va.
WEBER CITY, Va. - Graveside services for Evelyn Jennings Williams, who departed this life late Wednesday (May 29, 2002) will be at 10 a.m. today in Holston View Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery.
Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Williams family.