William Bell Jr., 76, Florence, S.C.
FLORENCE, S.C. - William McKinley Bell Jr., 76, died Saturday (Sept. 1, 2001) in a Florence hospital after an illness.
Mr. Bell, husband of Florene Walker Bell, was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., on October 28 1924, the son of the late William McKinley Bell Sr., and Delsie Alexander Bell.
He Moved to Florence in 1959 and worked for CSX Railroad until his retirement in 1985.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1st Marine Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
He was a member of Unity Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, of the home; five sons, Dr. William M. Bell III and wife, Roxanne, Kingsport, Marion Wayne Bell and wife, Janice, Florence, Michael S. Bell and wife, Connie, Florence, Donald F. Bell and wife, Donna, Columbia, S.C., and Jeffrey L. Bell, Hartsville, S.C.; six grandchildren, Tracy Horton, Wayne Bell Jr., Andrew Bell, Amy Bustos, Jim Bell and William Bell; and two great-grandsons, Gage and Spencer Horton.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waters-Powell Funeral Home, Florence, S.C.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home.
Entombment will be in Florence Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Clara L. Bullock, 72, Bristol, Tenn.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Graveside services for Clara Louise Bullock, 72, who went to be with the Lord Friday (Aug. 31, 2001), will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in East Lawn Memorial Park in the garden of the Good Shepherd.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Deck Valley Baptist Church, 215 Deck Valley Lane, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the Hospice House in Bristol for the love and care you showed our mother and the family.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Bullock family.
Daylan Harold, three-months-old, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Services for Daylan Elizha Terrelle Harold, three-months-old, who departed this life early Thursday morning (Aug. 30, 2001), will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Full Gospel Mission Church, 740 E. Sevier Ave., Kingsport, with the Rev. Mrs. Geraldine Swagerty officiating.
The family will receive friends anytime at 237 Louis St., Kingsport.
Condolences may be sent via e-mail to email@example.com
Robinson Funeral Services is serving the family of Daylan E.T. Harold.
Robert "Bob'' Haze, 77, Bristol, Tenn.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Robert C. "Bob'' Haze, 77, died Tuesday (Aug. 28, 2001) at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
He was a native of Oklahoma and moved to Bristol from California in 1991. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, a former car dealer, a NASCAR race driver, a pilot, an insurance executive and an operator of a dude ranch for children in California.
Mr. Haze was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on the finance committee and as an usher.
He was the brother-in-law of the late R.E. Smith Jr.
Surviving are his wife, Dottie Smith Haze; two daughters, Patricia Ann Endsley, Oregon, and Carolyn "DeDe'' Clark, Missouri; one son, Robert Haze Jr., Oregon; two sisters, Margie Melone and Pat Rothschiller, both of California; two brothers, William Haze and Gene Haze, both of California; one stepdaughter, Kathy Cullum and husband Ken, Dallas; one stepson, Charles "Butch'' Trivette, New Orleans; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Bristol, Tenn., with Dr. David St. Clair officiating.
Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, Tenn. 37620.
Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blevins Funeral Home, Bristol, is in charge of the arrangements.
Marie Irvin, 72, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Services for Goldie Marie Irvin, 72, 402 Rock Springs Drive, who went home to be with the Lord Thursday (Aug. 30, 2001), will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, with Elder Eckel Head and Elder John Henry Sybert officiating.
Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Croda Johnson, Lebanon, Va.
LEBANON, Va. - Croda Meade Johnson, of 143 Duff Street, died Friday (Aug. 31, 2001) in the Russell County Medical Center.
A lifelong resident of Russell County, she was a daughter of the late James R. and Etta Addison Meade. She was the widow of Ollie Burns Johnson.
She was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include four daughters, Henrietta Keene, Rheba Starnes and Margaret Duty, all of Lebanon, and Anne Busic, Wytheville, Va.; one son, Thomas E. Johnson, Christiansburg, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Luda Jessee, Bluefield, Va., Annabell Martin, Bassett, Va., and Mary Haynes, Martinsville, Va.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. James Alsup of Bassett, Va., officiating.
Burial will follow in the Russell Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Starnes, Michael Duty, Greg Johnson, Barry Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Todd Busic, Tom Busic, David Belcher, John Belcher, Curtis Burkett and Gary Blackwell.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Sam Ketron, Dr. Ernest Henry, Bob Hillman, Bill McFarlane, James Tignor and Jack Martin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Olive Christian Church, Route 1, Lebanon, Va. 24266.
Dewey Killen, 56, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Dewey Paul Killen, 56, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning (Aug. 31, 2001) at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, he was employed by The Body Shop. He was also a crew member of the Charlie Hunt Racing Team.
He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Pilgrims Chapel Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Guy Killen; and one niece, Yvette Killen.
Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Joyce Horne Killen, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Tonya Killen Castle and husband, Hal; one son, Dewey Killen; his mother, Bernice Hopson Jackson; four brothers, James Killen, Bobby Killen, Teddy Killen and Jim Killen, all of Kingsport; special friends, Charlie Hunt, Dr. Jeff Fenvyes and Bill Fleenor, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown, with the Rev. Joel H. Smith and Willie Proffit officiating.
Music will provided by Carolyn Bledsoe and Jack Begley.
Burial will be in the Gunnings Cemetery, Blountville.
Pallbearers will be Bill Fleenor, Darby Killen, James Killen, Jim Killen, Tyran Killen, Jeremy Killen, Tony Castle and Mike Lawson.
George Kinkead Sr., 81, Mansfield, Ohio.
MANSFIELD, Ohio - George W. Kinkead Sr., 81, died early Friday morning (Aug. 31, 2001) at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born December 8, 1919, in Church Hill to John P. and Elsie (Akard) Kinkead. He had been an area resident since 1956 and was formerly employed with All Prints Photo Finishing for 30 years.
Mr. Kinkead was a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 9754 in Church Hill. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. While in the service he earned a Purple Heart, AP Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, American Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, GO 23 HQ USAFFE 45 Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Ribbon.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, home repair and mechanics.
His parents, John and Elsie Kinkead; and four brothers, Bill, Tom, Joe and Paul Kinkead all preceded him in death.
In addition to his loving wife, Juanita (Vineyard) Kinkead, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, George W. and Diann Kinkead Jr., Bellville, Ohio; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Michael Bair and Pam and Dane Donohue, all of Mansfield; four grandsons, Christopher, Andrew, and Anthony Bair, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Dylan Donohue, Mansfield; three granddaughters, Falon Donohue, Mansfield, Misty and Nick Gutman, Indianapolis, Ind., and Jodi and Bobby Harvey, Lexington, Ohio; two sisters, Helen Barham and Fretta Culbertson, both of Kingsport; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, Ohio.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Wray C. Smith officiating.
Military graveside services will follow at Mansfield Cemetery.
Online guest registry at www.wappner.com
Michael McMinn Sr., 50, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Michael Grady McMinn Sr., 50, of 325 Rockwood Street, died Saturday (Sept. 1, 2001) at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Michael McMinn Sr. family.
Charlie Ryans, 63, Rogersville.
CHURCH HILL - Charlie Ryans, 63, 408 Carters Valley Road, Rogersville, went to be with the Lord Friday evening (Aug. 31, 2001).
He was born on April 15, 1938 in Greene County, and was retired from AFG Industries, Greenland Plant. He was a member of IBEW Local No. 934. He was an avid fox hunter and was the present manager/owner of Greystone Fox Lot in Greeneville. He was the former owner and operator of Cherokee Dragway and Davy Crockett Speedway in Rogersville.
He was a born-again Christian.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry Ryans and Bessie Mae Brewer Ryans; four brothers, Coy Ryans, Pvt. Roy L. Ryans, Eddie Ryans, Hoover Ryans; granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Morrison; son-in-law, David Morrison; nephews, Larry Ryans and Gary Ryans.
Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Lockhart Ryans; children, Glenn Ryans and wife, Cheryl, Brentwood, Tenn., Julie and Ralph Morrison, Kingsport, Tony Ryans, Kingsport, Mrs. Roger (Tammy) Manis, Rogersville; grandchildren, Doug Ryans Jr., Kathryn Ryans, Christopher Ryans, Steven Hayes and wife, Tammy, Stephanie Reed and husband, Jerry Reed Jr., Charley Ryans, Martina Manis; sisters, Mrs. C.E. (Georgia) Tilson, Rogersville, Mrs. Jerry (Helen) Case and Mrs. Gale (Nancy) McCullough, both of Surgoinsville; five brothers, Sturgle Ryans and wife, Nancy, Kingsport, Troy L. Ryans and wife, Mary, Willard Ryans and wife, Mary Ellen, Sinetker Ryans and wife, Joyce, all of Church Hill, special brother and sister, Jessie Cunio and wife, Ellen, Grantsboro, N.C.; sister-in-laws, Nell Ryans, Church Hill, Huleen Ryans Miller, Kingsport, Rachel Ryans, Mount Carmel; several nieces, nephews, and special friend, Ray Hopson. Mr. Ryans was expecting his first great-granddaughter in December, 2001.
Calling hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill.
Friends may also call anytime at the residence, 408 Carters Valley Road.
Services will be conducted at 5 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Baker, Elder Eckel Head and the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Cemetery in Baileyton.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Tommy Ryans, Jackie Ryans, Otis Webb, Steve McCullough, Shirl McCullough and Josh Rector.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Ashworth, Marvin Bowman and Charlie Short.
Bessie Shadrick, 68, Clinchport, Va.
CLINCHPORT, Va. - Bessie Nola Shadrick, 68, died Friday (Aug. 31, 2001) at her residence after an illness.
Born in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late G. Dewey Jessee and Ola Ramey Jessee, and was the widow of the late Lloyd C. Shadrick.
She was a member of the Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ in Elizabethton, and was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Shadrick was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Lloyd Shadrick; a sister, Mabel Bowen; brothers, Arthur Eugene Jessee and Ray Jessee.
Surviving are a son, Lester Shadrick, Clinchport; a grandson, Andrew Ryan Shadrick, Clinchport; a brother, Leonard Ransom Jessee, Big Stone Gap, Va.; sisters, Blanche Townsend, Lenoir, N.C., Nancy McNew, Wise, Va., and Helen Lane, Kingsport.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Duffield Funeral Home at Thomas Village.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with Brother Donnie Reagan officiating.
Burial will be in the Wallen Cemetery in the Mabe community.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Ethan Starnes, infant, Gate City, Va.
GATE CITY, Va. - Gary Ethan William Starnes, infant son of Anna Nicole Starnes, born August 28, 2001 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, went to be with his Lord on Friday (Aug. 31, 2001) due to multiple complications.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, James Lunsford, and paternal great-grandmother, Lois Starnes.
Surviving, other than his mother, Anna Nicole Starnes, are his maternal grandparents, Gary and Reba Starnes, Rye Cove, Va.; maternal great-grandparents, Elbert and Anna Fair, Kingsport; paternal great-grandparents, Ray and Nancy Starnes, Rye Cove, Va.; godmother, Victoria Nelms; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the 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. Larry Winkle officiating.
Larry and Jane Winkle will provide music.
Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Monday at the Starnes Family Cemetery, Duffield, Va.
Elbert Fair, Jeff Fair, Ronald Starnes and Dewey Starnes will serve as pallbearers.
Donald Starnes will serve as honorary pallbearer.
The family and friends will meet at Gate City Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the graveside service.
Cyrus Vineyard, 87, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Cyrus "Yank" Vineyard, 87, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Aug. 30, 2001) at his residence after a lengthy illness.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served overseas in New Guinea. Mr. Vineyard was a member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW, the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Kingsport Aerie No. 3141.
He retired from Holliston Mills after 35 years service.
He was of the Methodist faith.
His parents, John and Helen Vineyard; and one brother, J.L. Vineyard, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Sue Williams Vineyard, Kingsport; two sisters, Edith Smallwood, Mount Carmel, and Ruby Hurd, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Holston View Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.
Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliffe Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of the arrangements.