Mary Ballengee, 65, Big Stone Gap, Va.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Mary Ballengee, 65, died Saturday (Jan. 26, 2002) at Wellmont-Lonesome Pine Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Milford Brock, 79, Lynchburg, Va.
LYNCHBURG, Va. - Milford Brock, 79, of 1600 Weeping Willow Drive, died Friday (Jan. 25, 2002) at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Born in Kentucky on November 1, 1922, he was a son of the late John Brock and Nancy May Brock, and was the husband of Estelle L. Brock.
Mr. Brock was a retired regional director in retail sales.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Huckins.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sharon B. Blanton of Cumberland, Ky., and Sue B. Parks of Kingsport; one son, Milford (Butch) Brock Jr. of Kingsport; three stepchildren; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Duiguid Funeral Service, Lynchburg, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with James H. Alley, Pastor of Timberlake Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park.
Margaret Cobb, 87, Rogersville.
ROGERSVILLE - Services for Margaret Shanks Cobb, 87, who passed away Friday (Jan. 25, 2002), will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, with the Rev. Ken Woolridge officiating.
Calling hours are from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery.
Helen J. Cox, 77, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Services for Helen J. Cox, 77, 2532 Rock Springs Road, who went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday (Jan. 25, 2002), will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at Double Springs Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Joe Shelton II, Pastor David Powers and Evangelist Amos Lockhart officiating.
Mrs. Cox will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Those wishing may make contributions to the Double Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2763 Rock Springs Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of the arrangements.
Lillian Franklin, 84, Gate City, Va.
GATE CITY, Va. - Graveside services for Lillian Franklin, 84, who passed from this life Thursday (Jan. 24, 2002), will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Joe Barber and the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Darrell Bolling, B.J. Broadwater, Tucker Coleman, Bill Draper and Roy Wolfe will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will be meeting at the funeral home to go in procession to the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to the Gate City United Methodist Church organ fund, 103 E. Walnut St., Gate City, Va. 24251 or the Cancer Fund at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Department C.A.L. – End, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, Tenn. 38173-0704.
Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alan Barry Giles Sr., 67, Rose Hill, Va.
ROSE HILL, Va. - Alan Barry Giles Sr., 67, a native of Lee County and a lifelong resident of Rose Hill, passed away Friday (Jan. 25, 2002).
He was born on April 3, 1934 at home to Robert Fulton and Lydia Catherene Lee Giles, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Giles was a member of Rose Dale Baptist Church and was past master of Martin Station Masonic Lodge No. 188. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was also preceded in death by eight sisters, Imogene Durham, Irene Giles, Mary Seale, Ruth Giles, Evelyn Dotson and Ethel McDavid; and five brothers, Beryal Giles, Robert Fuston Giles, Pat Giles, Marshal Giles and James Giles.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Jean Miles Giles, of the home; two sons, Robert F. Giles and wife Angela of Ewing, Va., and Alan Barry Giles Jr. and wife Pam of Harrogate; two daughters, Kathy Edens and husband Karl of Tazewell, Tenn., and Edith C. Cope and husband Rodney of Rose Hill, Va.; five grandchildren, Amanda Brown Byington and husband Floyd, Robbie Giles, Sarah Giles, Zachary Alan Giles and Rylee Elizabeth Cope; two sisters, Bernice Robinette of Kingsport, Betty Hoskins of Wayne, Mich.; two brothers, Wilson Giles of Maryland, and Jessee Giles of Benton, Ky.; also brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Arney-Mullins Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Va.
Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today by the Martin Station Masonic Lodge No. 188.
Services will follow immediately in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tommy Thomas officiating.
Committal graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the McLin Cemetery, Rose Hill, Va.
Those attending the graveside services are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Dr. G.C. Honeycutt
GATE CITY, Va. - Dr. G.C. Honeycutt Jr., 82, entered into rest on Friday (Jan. 25, 2002) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 1, 1919 in Wise County, Va. He attended Emory and Henry College and the University of Tennessee. Dr. Honeycutt earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Richmond in 1945 after which he practiced in Gate City, Va. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served from 1952 to 1955 as a Flight Surgeon Captain. He returned to practice in Gate City until 1967 when he earned a Masters Degree in Public Health from John's Hopkins University and joined the Virginia Health Department as director of Lee, Scott and Wise Counties and the City of Norton.
Dr. Honeycutt was an active member of the Gate City United Methodist Church and loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by his parents, G.C. Honeycutt, DDS and Nancy Palmer Honeycutt; and his wife of 52 years, Helen Thomas Honeycutt.
Surviving are his son, Tom Honeycutt, Gate City, Va.; his daughter and son-in-law, Helen "Betsy" H. Palmer and Jerry W. Palmer, Gray; sister, Virginia H. Meador, Big Stone Gap, Va.; nephew, Harry Meador III, Big Stone Gap, Va.; niece, Nancy Collins, Banner Elk, N.C.; and five great-nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Wells and the Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating.
The organist will be Carolyn McPherson.
Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Monday at Glencoe Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Va. Wayne McConnell, Eddie Richmond, Olinthus Quillen, Wayne Hammonds, Jim McConnell and Dr. Dan Culbertson will serve as pallbearers.
Dr. Fred McConnell, B.J. Broadwater and members of the Gate City United Methodist Church Men's Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gate City United Methodist Church organ fund, 103 E. Walnut St., Gate City, Va. 24251.
Maude Riley King, 91, Pennington Gap, Va.
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Maude Riley King, 91, passed away Friday (Jan. 25, 2002) at Lee Regional Medical Center, Pennington Gap.
She was a life-long resident of Lee County, a former cook for the Lee County School System and was a former employee of Bledsoe's Laundry.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry Riley and Roy King; her parents, James and Rebecca Elizabeth Carter; one daughter, Margaret Daugherty; three brothers, Eugene Carter, Bill Carter and James Carter; two sisters, Edna Bishop and Ellen Tipton.
Surviving are one son, John H. Riley, Pennington Gap, Va.; two daughters, Wilma Scanlon, Wilmington, Ohio, and Audrey Stanley, Salem, Ind.; two sisters, Ruth Bishop and Lucille Bishop, both of Rye Cove, Va.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Station Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lester Franks officiating.
Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va.
Nguyen Nguyen, 82-years-old, South Vietnam.
SOUTH VIETNAM - Nguyen Nguyen, 82-years-old, died Sunday (Jan. 20, 2002) at her home in Di-Linh, South Vietnam.
A lifelong resident of South Vietnam, she was a member of the Catholic church. She loved music and was a member of the Ladies Community Club and was also a restaurant owner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tich Pham; three sons (all of whom died in the Vietnam War), Lam Pham, Cuong Pham and Trung Pham.
Surviving are five sons, Lan Pham, San Francisco, Calif., Son Pham, Thong Pham and Anh Pham, all of South Vietnam, and Salomon King, Kingsport; four daughters, Yen Pham, Lien Pham, Thuy Pham and Minh Pham, all of South Vietnam.
Courtesy of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Cecile Cox Quillen, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Cecile Cox Quillen died at 12:33 p.m. Friday (Jan. 25, 2002) at Indian Path Medical Center.
A native of Greene County, Tenn., she was the eldest daughter of the late Emory M. Cox Sr. and the late Linnie Lee Spears Cox.
During her early years, she was employed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and later by Eastman Chemical Co., where she worked when she met her future husband. They were married on Aug. 9, 1952.
Mrs. Quillen was stricken with the first of four major illnesses in March, 1981, suffering a cerebral aneurysm. A massive stroke occurred 10 days later.
Her strong character, deep faith and unfailing courage during the following recuperation of two months at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport and three months at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville were key ingredients in her recovery.
The miraculous comeback which she struggled to achieve served as an inspiring message to others in similar circumstances and prompted the Tennessee Association for Home Health to name its annual award The Cecile Cox Quillen Award in 1983. Lamar Alexander, then governor of Tennessee, was among those who watched Mrs. Quillen present the first in a series of annual awards to the home health worker of the year.
She credited her recovery to her devoted husband. During an interview for a newspaper feature in 1987, she commented: "Jimmy gave me the strength and encouragement, and the doctors talked to me and encouraged me, and that was it."
Her determination and inspiration to others resulted in the creation of the Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Excellence in Geriatrics and Gerontology at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City.
Contributors to the Chair were honored at a reception at East Tennessee State University on May 18, 1985, which was attended by then Vice President and Mrs. George Bush, longtime friends of Mrs. Quillen and her husband.
Although Mrs. Quillen had made exceptional progress following her stroke in 1981, she faced two additional life-threatening illnesses in 1987, which required major surgery. She had battled constantly to overcome the crises since that time.
She and the congressman were honored on Jan. 25, 1991, when the James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Center for Rehabilitative Medicine was dedicated. This facility is located at the Johnson City Medical Center where she was admitted following an additional stroke, which occurred in May, 1992.
In March of 1991, 10 years after suffering her first stroke, she was nominated for the America's Awards which had the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale as honorary chairman.
This award cites the unsung heroes who personify the American character and spirit.
It was Mrs. Quillen who did most to encourage her husband to seek public office, and the ensuing groundswell of support was instrumental in his seeking a seat in the Tennessee Legislature where he served for eight years.
From the moment when her husband's political career was launched and including his election to the U.S. Congress in 1962, she was his most loyal and enthusiastic supporter, giving 100 percent in every way that was needed in her role as wife, counselor, campaign worker, hostess, companion and best friend.
Congressman Quillen frequently said of her: "She was the best helpmate any man could ever hope for."
There have been eight presidents in the White House during her role as a congressman's wife and she was highly acclaimed as a charming and gracious hostess who was always at her husband's side.
Mrs. Quillen was affiliated with numerous organizations in Washington and in her hometown of Kingsport.
These include The Congressional Club, The Long Island Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, VFW Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star, Women of the Moose, The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, the Republican Congressional Wives Club and the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women.
Along with her husband, she was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers, Claude Cox, Cincinnati, Ohio, Fred Cox, Kingsport, and Emory Cox Jr., Kingsport; and one sister, Hazle Cox Evans, Kingsport.
She is survived by her husband, James H. Quillen; one sister, Mrs. Ona Cox Long; and one brother, Rex Cox, all of Kingsport.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Jack Edwards officiating.
Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to: James H. Quillen College of Medicine Foundation Office, ETSU, Box 70721, Johnson City, Tenn. 37614-0721; the James H. Quillen Regional Heart Center Foundation Department, West Ravine Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660; the James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Center for Rehabilitative Medicine, Sixth Level, JCMC, 400 State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604; the Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Excellence in Geriatrics and Gerontology, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Hwy. 11-E, Mountain Home, Tenn. 37684; or to the First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Quillen family.
William Skeen Sr., 82, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - William Slemp Skeen Sr., 82, passed away Saturday (Jan. 26, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
He had lived most of his life in Hawkins County and Sullivan County.
Mr. Skeen was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Elizabeth Skeen; five brothers, Charlie Skeen, James Skeen, Banner Skeen, Lloyd Skeen, John A. Skeen; two sisters, Gracie Wilkerson and Gladys Henard.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Skeen, Kingsport; four daughters, Zoeann Kennedy, Diana Rhoton, Donna Laugherty and Mary Skeen; five sons, Duane Yonts, James Cordell, Bill Webb, William Skeen Jr., and Vernon Skeen; one granddaughter, Mycalea Skeen; three sisters, Nanniebelle Wright, Agnes Dishner and Mary Smith; one brother, Edward Skeen; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ray Garland and the Rev. Roy Henard officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Skeen Family Cemetery, Gate City, Va.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
David E. Woods, 54, West Memphis, Ark.
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - David E. Woods, 54, died Friday (Jan. 25, 2002) in Shearerville, Ark., as a result of an auto accident.
He was the owner and operator of Woods Construction Co. He was a member of the Design and Review Board of West Memphis and was past director of the West Memphis Boys Club.
He was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dale Woods; daughter, Dawne Elizabeth Woods; and son, Denton Edward Woods, all of West Memphis, Ark.; two brothers, Darris Woods and Dennis Woods, both of Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church.
Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 209 Park Drive, West Memphis, Ark. 72301.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Memphis, Ark., is in charge of arrangements.