Roy L. Adkins
KINGSPORT - Roy L. Adkins, 71, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center after an apparent heart attack.
Surviving are a daughter, Georgia Clemens, Baltimore, Md.; son, Monty Adkins, Florida.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Ralph H. Carter
ROGERSVILLE - Ralph H. Carter, 78, of 128 Myers Subdivision, passed away Tuesday evening (June 13, 2000) at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was a member of Spires Chapel Baptist Church.
He was retired from the Caterpillar Company in Peoria, Ill. and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie L. Carter; parents, Steve and Nannie Carter; sister, Lillie Mae Taylor; and brother, Ezra Carter.
He is survived by his sister, Rosa Barker, Clinchport, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Spires Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. John North officiating.
Hawkins County Color Guard will conduct military honors at Highland Cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
KINGSPORT - Elizabeth Grace Dean, 85, formerly of Miller Street, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.
She was a life long resident of Sullivan County. Mrs. Dean retired from Palmer Memorial Center in 1977 after 16 years of service.
She was a member of Kingsport Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Paul Dean; parents, Bordie and Alice Ketron; one sister; and three brothers.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandra King and husband, Ralph, Kingsport, Jayme Johnson and fiance', James Camp, Gate City; three grandsons, Chris King, Greg Edwards and Keith Edwards; and three great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown or any time at the grandson's home, 586 Lovedale Drive.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Palmer Memorial Center, 1609 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.
Christina Lynn Elbe
GRAY - Christina Lynn Elbe, 14, 139 Judson Drive, went to be with the Lord Monday (June 12, 2000).
She was the daughter of Andrew and Robin Elbe. She was a native of Dayton, Ohio, but had lived in this area for the past seven years.
She was an active member of Boones Creek United Methodist Church. She was active in the youth group and volunteered with the children's program.
She recently graduated from Boones Creek Middle School, there she was a member of the Storytelling Club and Track Team. She loved Jesus, life and her animals.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Helen Elbe.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her older brother, Justin Wallace Elbe, of the home; maternal grandparents, Robert and Virginia Winterbotham, Beaver Creek, Ohio; paternal grandfather, Wallace Elbe and wife, Charlotte, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; aunts and uncles, Veda and Steve McInerney, David Elbe, Glen and Jeanie Hall, Jimmy and Barbee Winterbotham; several cousins and many friends and loved ones.
Calling hours are tonight at Boones Creek United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev.'s Michael Carter, John Hitechew and Garland James officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boones Creek United Methodist Church, in memory of Christina, 110 Mary Street, Gray, Tenn. 37615.
Snyder's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Florence Patrick Fields, 77, 3637 Hemlock Park Drive, who died Monday (June 12, 2000) will be conducted at 10 a.m. today in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to: The Organ Fund of Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is serving the Fields family.
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Lena Edith Garwood, 87, Dry Branch community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at her home on Dry Branch in Lee County, Va.
Born in Wise County, Va. June 17, 1912, she had been a resident of the Stevens community for many years before moving to Lee County, where she resided about 26 years. She graduated from Appalachia High School.
She was a lifelong Christian, faithful wife and loving mother.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William F. (Bill) Garwood; parents, Samuel and Etta Shipley; and her brother, Victor.
Surviving are two sons, William F. Garwood and his wife, Wilhemina, Hutchinson, Kan., and Victor Carlos Garwood and fiance', Sheila Hensley, Pennington Gap, Va.; three daughters, Barbara Lee Wampler and husband, William, Blackstone, Va., Marjorie Mae Horton and husband, William, Chattanooga and Sue Ann Robbins, Jonesville, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Samuel Augustus Shipley and wife, Wilma, Kingsport, and Charles Shipley and wife, Anne, Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Virginia Dotson, Wise, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the sanctuary of the funeral home with the Rev. Clyde Hester officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Effie E. Harrison
Services for Effie Elizabeth Cooter Harrison, Kingsport, who passed away peacefully at 9 a.m. Tuesday (June 13, 2000) will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, dowtown, with the Rev. Joe W. Byrd officiating.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Friends may also call anytime at the home of the son, Charles, 335 Whitehaven Drive (Bloomingdale).
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Estelle Hartsock, entered into rest unexpectedly at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at her residence.
Born in Buchanan County, Va., she had resided in this area since 1950. She was a daughter of the late Morgan and Nannie Street Cooke.
Mrs. Hartsock was formerly a manager at the Conley E. Morris Shop and had been involved in retail sales for Millers, J. Fred Johnson's and Nettie Lee Shops.
She was a member of the Colonial Heights Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hartsock is preceded in death by three brothers, John Cooke, Omar Cooke and Gaines Cook; and by two sisters, Stella Achaj and Myrtle Jones.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William 'Bill' Hartsock, of the home; one son, Jerry Whorley, Kingsport; two sisters, Maudie Stevens, Honaker, Va. and Elzie Goff, Lynchburg, Va.; two brothers, D.M. Cooke, Johnson City and Irving Cooke, Meadowview, Va.; one grandson, Jeff Whorley, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Ronald D. Hicks officiating.
Entombment will follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
Thomas W. Harvey
ABINGDON, Va. - Thomas W. Harvey, 78, formerly of Marion, Va., went to be with the Lord on (June 14, 2000) after a brief illness.
He was of the Christian faith and was a graduate of Virginia Tech. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot.
He was active in the Boy Scouts and received the distinguished honor of the Silver Beaver Award.
He was employed with Brunswick Corporation for many years and was best known for his leadership abilities, both professional and civic. He headed many fund raising projects, including the building of Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Va.
After retirement from Brunswick, he became president of Burruss Company in Lynchburg, Va. for eight years.
Surviving are his wife, Gloria Green Harvey, Abingdon, Va.; daughter, Teri H. Carter, Greensboro, N.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Lynne Harvey, Kingsport and Kim and Cheryl Harvey, Bristol, Tenn.; sister, Byrdie Parton, Danville, Va.; brother, Charles B. Harvey, Tucson, Ariz.; three adored grandchildren, Tyler, Dylon and Heather Harvey.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church of Abingdon.
Services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in the church with Mr. Howard Taylor, Minister officiating.
Committal services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Morning View Cemetery, Bluff City with full military honors to be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite V.F.W. Post No. 6975, Bristol, Tenn.
Family and friends can assemble at the cemetery for the Saturday service.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to the First Christian Church, 185 Joneboro Road, Abingdon, Va. 24210.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, Va. is serving the Harvey family.
NORTON, Va. - Henry Owen Kilgore, 92, passed away Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Va.
He was a lifelong resident of Wise County, was formerly employed by Dixiana and Old Ben Coal Co. for 27 years and retired as General Mine Foreman.
He was a member of the Esserville Freewill Baptist Church, member of Hoge Masonic Lodge No 8 A.F. & A.M., Wise, Va. and a member of Suthers Lodge No. 259, Norton, Va.
Under his masonic accomplishments, he served two terms as Worshipful Master of Hoge Loge No. 8, Wise, Va. and one term as Worshipful Master of Suthers Lodge No. 259, Norton, Va.
He served one term as District Deputy Grand Master and two terms as District Educational Officer for the 48th Masonic District. He has Gold Card signed by the Grand Master and the Grand Lecturer of the Grand Lodge of Virginia. This Gold Card states that he knew all the rituals of the Blue Lodge.
He served four terms as High Priest of Craig Royal Arch Chapter No 30, Norton, Va., and one term as District Deputy Grand High Priest. He was a representative of Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Virginia and to the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Oregon. He is an honorary member of Thrice Illustrious Master in the Grand Council at Richmond, Va. He is an honorary member of Grand Council of Annointed High Priest in Virginia.
He served as Commander of Cyrene Commandery No. 21, Knights Templar, Norton, Va., and as District Deputy Grand Commander.
He served as Worthy Patron for the Lonesome Pine Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star No. 134, Norton, Va. He put to memory approximately 100,000 words.
He is a member of Kazim Temple, Roanoke, Va.; Consistory as a 32nd Degree Mason; 48th Masonic District Master Masons Association; Allied Masonic Degree Council No. 88, Norton, Va.; honorary member of National Association Legion of Honor, Kazim Temple; Wise County Shrine Club, Wise, Va.
He was awarded a Certificate of Proficiency, for his proficiency in the Ritual of all the degrees in Royal Arch Masonry, by the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia.
John W. Laningham appointed him as his representative in our area for the Kazim Temple.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Robert (Bobby) E. and Betty Kilgore, Norton, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Ronald (Buddy) Laney, Coeburn, Va.; one sister, Ada Fortner, Bristol, Va.; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Shady Kilgore, Norton, Dewey Kilgore and Thurman and Ruby Kilgore, all of Wise, Va.; one granddaughter, Dianne Baker, Pound, Va.; three grandsons, Todd Kilgore, Norton, Richard Laney and Anthony Laney, both of Coeburn; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Jo Baker; one great-grandson, Robert Todd Baker, both of Pound.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va., where masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. by Hoge Masonic Lodge No. 8 A.F. & A.M., Wise and Suthers Lodge No. 259, Norton, Va.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Esserville Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Smith and the Rev. David Nidiffer officiating.
Family will receive friends after 5 p.m. Friday until the time of services at the church.
Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va. with the Rev. Bobby Stanley officiating.
BULLS GAP - Services for Onzie Lee Laster, 68, 100 Goan Drive, who died Monday (June 12, 2000) will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Broome Funeral Home Chapel, Rogersville, with the Rev. Waylon Richards officiating.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Hamblen Memory Gardens, Morristown.
ROGERSVILLE - Mae Manis, 76, 1012 Locust St., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (June 13, 2000) following a brief illness.
She attended Magnolia Freewill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Manis was preceded in death by her parents, Mitchell and Betty Elizabeth Ward Watkins; two sons, Larry Eugene Manis and infant son; two brothers, Orville and Marvin Watkins; and two sisters, Laura Ferrell and Martha Watkins.
Surviving are her husband, Eugene Manis, of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Bill Goins, Linda and Clinton Davis, all of Rogersville, Kathy and Gary Gott, Kingsport, Lisa and Brian Shuffler, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Dee Manis, Church Hill, David and Penny Manis, Rogersville; 13 grandchildren, Billy Goins, Bobby Manis, Michael Goins, Melissa Tankersly, Salena Cox, Kevin Lindsey, Brian Davis, Jonathan Harrell, Amber Harrell, Emily Manis, Chad and Charlie Hutson, and Brandon Shuffler; seven great-grandchildren, Landon Manis, Halie and Alaina Tankersly, Lauren and Allyson Lindsey, Mara Cox and Madison Davis; one sister, Sarah Moorelock, Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ted Riner, the Rev. Reed Mitchell and the Rev. Carl Jones officiating.
Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Emma M. McDavid
KINGSPORT - Emma M. McDavid, 66, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday (June 12, 2000) at Brookhaven Health Care Center. She has suffered for many years from diabetes and the Lord has finally taken away her pain and took her home.
Born on April 7, 1934, she was a homemaker and wife for 35 years. She was of the Pentecostal faith and formerly of the Rock Springs community.
She was preceded in death by her former husband, Earnest H. McDavid; and infant son and her mother, Pearl Babb.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and David Adams, Kingsport, Sandra and Wade Bingham, Fall Branch, Ava and Carl Shepherd, Jonesborough; four sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Nancy McDavid, Kingsport, Gary and Shelby McDavid, Gray, Eugene and Marsha McDavid, Fall Branch, Barry and Joan McDavid, Kingsport; one brother and sister-in-law, Darrell and Connie Babb, Church Hill; two sisters, Brenda Pippin, Gate City and Beulah Johnson, Denver, Colo.; three granddaughters; eight grandsons; three great-granddaughters, Whitney, Lindsey and Taylor; two step great-grandchildren, Sierra and Shane; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.
Family and friends will be meeting at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. today for the graveside services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6906 Kingston Pike, Suite 201, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of the arrangements.
BLOUNTVILLE - James Alfred Penley, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of the late Robert and Cora Penley. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1984 after 42 years in research. At the time of his retirement, he was a senior lab technician.
He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, serving during World War II.
Mr. Penley was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Blountville, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School officer, sound operator, and as a member of the Senior Adult Choir. He also served as a volunteer at the Rocky Mount State Historical Site.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ed and Vernon Penley; and two sisters, Bobbie Sams and Virginia Bittle.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Wilene Penley; one son, Keith Penley, Denver, Colo., and Karen Terral, Lubbock, Texas; two sisters, Jean Carrier, Bluff City and Edythe Antonelli, New Jersey; and two brothers, Earl Penley, Johnson City and David Penley, Athens, Ga.; three grandchildren, Brandy Casper, Belleville, Ill., Erica Penley, Denver, Colo. and Brian Abercromble, Lubbock, Texas; one great-grandchild, Haley Casper; and one step granddaughter, Marka Terral; also surviving is special daughter-in-law, Ginger Penley; special son-in-law, Mark Terral; sister-in-law, Jeanette Watson; and his several special friends, Louise Pack, Mother Wallace and Linda Wallace.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Frist Baptist Church of Blountville.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the church with Dr. Clay Austin officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers to be seated in special pews at church for funeral are Glenn Seabolt, Doyle Trent, Claude Mellons, David Watson, Vernon Flick, David Chambers, Larry Winegar, Tony Devault, Pete Perry, Ronnie Buchanan, Linville Sams, Larry Penley, J.C. McClain, Eugene Morrel, Donne Watson, Sherrill Flick, John Odham Jr., Bobby Penley and J.C. Akard.
In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to van, piano, or building fund of First Baptist Church of Blountville.
Akard Funeral Home is in charge.
POUND, Va. - Jerry Sergeant, 45, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at Dickenson County Medical Center after a long illness.
He was of the Old Regular Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Irvin and Gusta Sergeant and Clarence and Bessie Robinett; and a brother, James Monroe Sergeant.
Surviving are five sisters, Dorothy Gentry, Betty Stidham, Brenda Sergeant, Mary Gentry and Wilma Mullins, all of Pound, Va.; parents, James and Morlene Sergeant, of the home, Pound, Va.; four nieces and six nephews.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel of Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va., with Elder Donnie West, Elder Kenneth Mullins and the Rev. Troy Belcher officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be nephews and brothers-in-law.
Joyce G. Smith
BELVIDERE, Ill. - Joyce G. Smith, 70, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, Ill. after a lengthy illness.
Born in East Stone Gap, Tenn. on April 9, a daughter of Lester Elliott and Anna Mae Graham Elliott.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, the outdoors and taking care of her family.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Smith; daughters and sons, Diane Gwen (Neil) Weber, New Berlin, Wis., Robin Smith, Belvidere, Ill., Larry (Judy) Smith, Belvidere, Ill., Kim (Tim) Hyson, Rockford, Ill.; grandchildren, Tricia, Brain Weber, Ryan Smith, Shera Smith, Robbie, Rachel Hyson; sisters and brothers, Ronald (Helen) Elliott, Blountville, Becky (Herman) Clifton, Church Hill; numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home in Belvidere, Ill.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Nelson, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Lung Association in her memory.
KINGSPORT - Easter Louise Spangler, 51, of Sevierville, went peacefully to be with the Lord Tuesday (June 13, 2000) while visiting her son.
Easter was born in Kingsport, April 17, 1949 to the late Luther and Rosie (Looney) Hickman.
She was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett, a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and was a former employee of Holston Defense.
Easter is survived by her daughter, Lynda Davidson, Kingsport; her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Audrey C. Spangler, Blountville; two grandchildren, Travis and Taylor Davidson; her twin sister, Glenna Ford, Kingsport; and her half sister, Geraldine Brewer, Kingsport.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home.
Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leonard Gibson officiating.
ROCKHILL, S.C. - Lelia Yvonne Trivette, 59, of 3115 Denwood, died Sunday (June 11, 2000) at home.
Born in the Grange Hall Community of Tennessee, Miss Trivette was the daughter of Chester Draper and Edith Cox Trivette.
She was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where she studied piano.
She moved to Phoenix, Ariz. 23 years ago and was an office administrator for the Arizona Dept. of Public Health.
Miss Trivette was a member of Capstone Cathedral Church in Phoenix, where she taught Sunday School for over 20 years.
Surviving are her sister, Sue T. Summers, Rock Hill, S.C.; four nieces; two nephews; three great-nephews; two great-nieces; and many cousins.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 3211 Reidville Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301 or First Broad Street United Methodist Church, 100 E. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.