EWING, Va. - Fannie Ayers, 87, passed away Thursday (March 9, 2000) at Claiborne County Hospital in Tazewell, Tenn.
A lifelong resident of Lee County, Va., she was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church of Ewing, Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ayers; two sisters; and six brothers.
Surviving are three children, Joann Ayers, Ken Ayers, both of Ewing, Va. and Peggy Vaughan, Cary, N.C.; two step-children, J.B. Ayers, Ewing, Va. and Jane Bledsoe, Cincinnati, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Gene Eldridge, Ewing, Va.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Arney-Mullins Funeral Home in Rose Hill, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Charles Long officiating.
Burial will follow in the Eldridge Cemetery in Ewing, Va.
Harold J. Barnett
EMMETT, Idaho - Harold J. Barnett, died of natural causes on Tuesday (March 7, 2000). He died at home in the arms of Lola, his beloved wife of 50 years.
He was 76 at the time of his death and had been ill for quite some time. He was born on June 5, 1923 to William Bradly Barnett and Ebbie Victoria Barnett in Duffield, Va. He was the fifth child of seven and grew up roaming the hills surrounding his parents' home. Harold went to Fairview School in Fairview, Va. until he was needed at home to work on the family farm. Harold helped his dad ''peddle'' vegetables to the mining camps and raised tobacco to sell.
While still a teenager, he bought his own 40 acres on which to farm, build a home and raise a family. In 1947, he moved to Emmett where he worked as a ranch hand for both Little and Stringer ranches. During this time, he met and fell in love with his soul mate, Lola. They married Aug. 4, 1949 and later moved to the Oregon Slope near Ontario where Harold was foreman of Hironaka Farms for over 20 years.
Harold's favorite pastime was eating Lola's cooking, and she was happy to oblige him. He always planted a huge garden and shared the produce with everyone he knew. He also loved going to auctions to find an occasional treasure. After Harold retired, he and Lola moved to Emmett where they enjoyed camping and fishing. Their greatest pride was the mountain cabin they built on land they cleared themselves which became their own piece of heaven.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Nelson and W.B. Barnett Jr.; sisters, Ruby Ann Arnold and Gertrude Gerrard; grandson, Randy Ayres; stepdaughters, Maggie Dunlap and Phyllis Nielson.
Harold is survived by a large and loving family. From his previous marriage, Harold had two daughters and a son - (with their spouses) Betty Jo and John Hyatt, Wanda and Carl Neely, Roger and Dixie Barnett. With Lola, he was blessed with four more daughters, Judy and Dennis Garner, Carol and Gary Needs, Sandy and Bill Reynolds, Kathy and Mike Hanby along with a special daughter-in-law, Jeanette Waddell; from his seven children came one granddaughter, Jennell Needs; 11 grandsons, Dennis and Teresa Garner Jr., Andrew and Kari Garner, Jared Needs, Judd Reynolds, Jake Reynolds, Joey Hanby, Adam Hanby, Mike Ayers, Mark Neely, Rick Waddell, Chris and Val Waddell as well as his two great-grandsons, Alex and DJ. Garner; two sisters, Kathleen Morley and Wilma Blessing, Gate City, Va.; stepchildren, H.P. Jones, Joan Kimball and Bette Prough along with their children and grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Potter's Funeral Home, Emmett, Idaho.
Interment will be at Emmett Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Life's Door Hospice for the care of Emmett patients at: Life's Door Hospice, 1111 S. Orchard, Suite 400, Boise, Idaho 83705.
Courtesy of Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
WISE, Va. - James (Jim) Edwin Belcher, 72, passed away Tuesday (March 7, 2000) at his home, Wise, Va.
He was a retired electronic technician with Litton Electronics, College Park, Md. and associate of Dari-Barn of Wise, Va.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Guest River Pentecostal Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette Belcher.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard and Mary Lou Belcher, Ocean City, Md., Craig and Beth Belcher, Piney Flats, and David Belcher, Deal, Md.; one daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda Jean and Michael Gregory, Ocean City, Md.; one stepdaughter, Glennette Belcher Orender, Wise, Va., and ; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; one special niece, Catherine Lynn Nixon; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, Va.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Guest River Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Darrell Bolling officiating.
Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery, Norton, Va. with military graveside rites being conducted by Norton V.F.W. Post No. 4301 and the Wise D.A.V. Chapter No. 56.
Karen L. Bennett
Services for Karen Leigh Bennett, 39, of 589 Shiloh Drive, Blountville, who passed away Tuesday (March 7, 2000) will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Mutter and the Rev. Allen Collier officiating.
Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be James Powers, Randy Lawson, James Dixon and John Givens.
The family request in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society of Greater Kingsport, P.O. Box 922, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.
Ralph C. Boggs Jr.
POUND, Va. - Ralph C. Boggs Jr., 56, died Thursday (March 9, 2000) at his residence.
Mr. Boggs was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Boggs Sr. and Helen Eileen Powers Boggs.
Surviving are his sisters, Hope Skeen, Pound, Va. and Priscilla Stidham, Bristol, Va.; brothers, Michael Boggs, Pound, Va. and Steve Boggs, Clintwood, Va.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Shannon Powers officiating.
Burial will be in Boggs Family Cemetery, Pound, Va.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Garnie J. Christian
CHURCH HILL - Garnie J. Christian, 80, of 332 Edgewood Street, passed away peacefully on Thursday (March 9, 2000) at Church Hill Life Care and Rehab Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Christian was a life long resident of Hawkins County and was of the Baptist faith.
He was a retired electrician with Mead Paper Company, he began working for Mead in 1945 and retired in 1979. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving six years from 1939 to 1945 with time spent in the light cruiser, Philadelphia and the Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina.
He was a member of Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754. Garnie was honored to have served his country and was most happy when he had an audience to which to tell his Navy stories. At present time, his diary kept aboard the U.S.S. North Carolina is being written in a book. Mr. Christian was an avid gardener with a green thumb, he could grew anything and enjoyed giving the results to anyone he could.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Enoch and Mary Ethel Caldwell Christian; brothers, Jewel Christian, Donald Christian and Lewis Christian Jr., who died with the crew of the U.S.S. Indianapolis in July 1945; son-in-law, Ronnie McLain.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Mary Elizabeth Huckaby Christian, Church Hill; three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Sue McLain, Church Hill, Judy Faye and Jim Stewart, Winston Salem, N.C., Dorothy and Bill Hastings, Beaumont, Texas; one son, Terry Christian, Church Hill; nine grandchildren, Jeff Christian, Amy Michelle Smith, Chad McLain, Eric Stewart, Lori Smith, Jennifer Stewart, Rachel Christian, Jacob Christian and Rebeka Christian; five great-grandchildren, Calab Christian, Abby Celeste Christian, Abigail Williamson, Aaron Smith and Benjamin Christian; four step-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Jones, Bristol, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Clarence Huckaby and wife, Blanche, Tommy Huckaby and wife, Betty Jo.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alvin Skelton officiating.
Graveside services with military honors conducted by Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754 will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
Stella Mae Clipse
KINGSPORT - Stella Mae Morgan Clipse, 77, of 3515 Clipse Road, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning (March 9, 2000) at Indian Path Medical Center Emergency Room after an extended illness.
She was born in Roan Mountain and had lived in Kingsport for the past 55 years. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Clipse was a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Trent Rose and Devin Morgan; a sister, Betty Clipse; and four brothers, Dallas Morgan, Ed Morgan, Tom Morgan and Clifford Morgan.
Surviving are her husband of 55, Clyde Clipse, of the home; one son, Ronald Clipse, Kingsport; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Tipton, Erwin; two brothers, Nelson Morgan and Albert Morgan, both of Roan Mountain; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call anytime at the residence, 3515 Clipse Road.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Flossie Dean, 97, died Wednesday (March 8, 2000) at Lee County Community Hospital, Pennington Gap, Va.
She was born and lived in Lee County, Va. all her life. She was of the Baptist belief.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Julie Ann Kirk; husband, Marion Dean; two sons, Jay and Dave Dean; one daughter, Jackie Cook; two grandchildren, Harold Dowell and Meltilda Jane Dean; one great-grandchild, Brian Morris; four brothers and one sister.
Surviving are daughters, Hazel Dowell and Berneice Napier, both of Pennington Gap, Va., Charlene Shaffer, Noblesvlle, Ind., and Irene Thompson, Cranks, Ky.; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 36 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.
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 funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Davis Jr. officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dean Family Cemetery in Wolfbranch.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday for the service.
HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio - Orie Head Dean, 80, died Tuesday (March 7, 2000) at Hospice of Dryden.
Born in Lee County, Va. she was a homemaker and a member of Lankmark Baptist Church in Riverside, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike Head Jr. and Mattie A. Carter Head.
Surviving are her husband, Frank C. Dean, of the home; son, Larry and wife, Pat Matthews, Melbourne, Fla.; daughters, Diane and husband, James T. Hatcher, Dayton, Ohio, Billile Jean and husband, Earnest Craig, Ocala, Fla.; step-daughters, Lila and husband, Jim Meeks, Eaton, Ohio and Evelyn Taylor, Hobe Sound, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Harrell Head, Kingsport; sister, Shirley Mellons, Kingsport.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Marker and Heller Funeral Home in Huber Heights, Ohio.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Landmark Baptist Church in Riverside, Ohio with Pastor Jack H. Little officiating.
Burial will follow in the Forest Hill Memorial Gardens.
Courtesy of Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va.
Services for Dortha (Dot) Evans, 64, Kingsport, who died Monday (March 6, 2000) will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mafair United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mahan Archer and the Rev. Dan Bullion officiating.
Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Entombment services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Mausoleum.
Those planning to attend the entombment services may meet at the mausoleum at 2 p.m.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown is in charge of arrangements.
Rufus Franklin Sr.
KINGSPORT - Rufus Tilden ''R.T.'' Franklin Sr., 97, of 1121 E. Center Street, died Thursday (March 9, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center Emergency Room after a long illness.
He was born in Russell County (Castlewood), Va. on Feb. 3, 1903. He moved to Kingsport area in 1919 where he was plant manager of Cherokee Creamery. He married Adeline Melinda Miller of Bristol on July 8, 1930.
Mr. Franklin owned and operated, with his wife, Franklin Motel for 60 years. He was employed with Holston Defense during the 1940's and later was a driver for City Transportation Company where he was recording secretary for the Union. He retired from Aristocrat Dairy in Baltimore, Md. in 1963.
Mr. Franklin was a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport and was also a member of Odd Fellow Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline Miller Franklin in 1997; his parents, Shadrich P. and Nancy Franklin; two sisters, Eva Bentley and Della Barger; and three brothers, William Franklin, Landon Franklin and Martin Franklin.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. J.C. (Arlene) Shanks, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Rufus T. and Alice Franklin Jr., Knoxville; three grandsons, Kenneth Shanks, Church Hill, James Shanks, Kingsport and Richard (Randy) Shanks, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosa Artrip, Lebanon, Va.; one brother, Woodrow Franklin, Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Ron Davis officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
Lucy May Horton
DUFFIELD, Va. - Lucy May Horton, 98, entered into rest Thursday (March 9, 2000) in Duffield, Va.
Born in Scott County, Va. on July 18, 1901 to the late Daniel T. and Nancy Donaldson Horton. Miss Horton was a life long resident of Scott County and a retired teacher.
Miss Horton taught school from 1924 to the age of 65 and taught at Mountain School until closing, finishing her teaching career at Duffield Elementary.
She was the last surviving Trustee of Horton Summitt Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Bertha Coulson; and two brothers, Ray Horton and Carroll Horton.
Miss Horton is survived by one sister, Margaret Grubbs, Duffield, Va.; and special caretaker and friend, Thelma Leitch, Duffield, Va.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Duffield Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Horton-Jennings Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Shupe Jr. and the Rev. Kevin Sanders officiating.
The family will be meeting at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Thelma Lee Hughes
KINGSPORT - Thelma Lee Nickels Hughes, 84, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (March 8, 2000) at the Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was born in Dante, Va. and was a homemaker. Mrs. Hughes was a member of Orebank Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Estle D. Hughes; and by her parents, Wiley and Myrtle Osborne Nickels.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Charles R. Calkin, Kingsport; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert ''Joe'' and Linda B. Hughes, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Nancy Hale Burbridge, Dena Salyer, Andrea Dufour and Shanna Hughes; four great-grandchildren, Brandon Hale, Blake Burbridge, Brooke Salyer and Nathan Salyer; and one sister, Kathleen Cothran, Boones Creek.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.W. Depew officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m.
CHURCH HILL - David Elbert Hutson, 75, of 4808 Carters Valley Road, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (march 7, 2000) at Indian Path Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Hutson was a life long resident of Sullivan and Hawkins Counties and was a member and deacon of Freedom Baptist Church.
He was a retired employee of Holston Defense for 38 years where he served as captain of the fire department. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George David and Nannie Tennessee Eaton Hutson; two sisters, Viola Vaughn and Mary Minnich; three brothers, Fred Hutson, Paul Hutson and Gaines Hutson.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Marie Mellons Hutson, Church Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Don Christian, Church Hill; two sons and daughter-in-law, Dickie and Sherie Hutson, Gray, David Hutson, Church Hill; seven grandchildren, Donnie and Darren Christian, Richard and Kaylin Hutson, Shonna Burchell, Crystal Johnson and Jenny Hutson; great-great-grandchildren, Summer, Autumn, Dara and Adria Christian, Skyla Burchell, Lance Johnson and Luke Hutson; one brother, Carl Hutson Sr., Kingsport; one sister, Ruth Watts, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services with military honors will be conducted today at 11 a.m. at Church Hill Memory Gardens by the American Legion Post No. 3.
Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy J. Lane
KINGSPORT - Dorothy Lane, 51, 1116 Leeland Drive, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (March 8, 2000) in the Indian Path Medical Center.
Dorothy was born April 13, 1948, to the late Thomas Edward Jones and Rosie Esther Hutchins Jones of Kingsport.
She was a member of Andrew Memorial Church and the widow of Lester D. Lane Jr.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Tammy A. and Wayne Trent, Mount Carmel; her mother, Rosie E. Jones; half brother, Thomas Wayne Jones, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Nikki and Justin Trent.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clint Hensley officiating.
Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park.
William R. Lane Jr.
NICKELSVILLE, Va. - William R. Lane Jr., 76, Route 1, passed Wednesday (March 8, 2000) at Brookhaven Health Care Center in Kingsport.
Born in Scott County on April 30, 1923, he was the son of the late William R. Lane Sr. and Ollie Williams Lane.
He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and was retired from the Maintenance Repair Div. of Tennessee Eastman Company. He was a member of Nickelsville Ruritan.
Mr. Lane was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Earl Lane.
Surviving are wife, Madge Compton Lane; daughter and son-in-law, Candy and Richard Walters, Church Hill; son and daughters-in-law, Gil and Jill Lane, Kingsport; sister, Gladys Bray, Edgewood, Ky.; grandchildren, Marty and Sha Walters Moore, Emily Lane, and Will Lane; several nieces and nephews; a special sister-in-law and her husband, Elvera and Arvel Hargis.
Private graveside services will be held in the Skeens Family Cemetery with the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh officiating.
Military rites will be conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post No. 3382.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meade's Chapel Church, c/o Mildred Vicars, Route 1, Box 383, Nickelsville, Va. 24271 or Nickelsville Frist Baptist Church, P.O. Box 192, Nickelsville, Va. 24271 or charity of one's choice.
Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Henry B. Leeper
ROGERSVILLE - Services for Henry B. Leeper, born Feb. 4, 1925, who departed this life Monday (March 6, 2000) will be held at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville, with Elder Robert Kyer officiating and the Rev. Arlester Cartwright assisting.
Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Following the funeral services Hawkins County Color Guard will conduct military honors at the Lyons Chapel Family Cemetery.
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Lola Pennington, 87, Woodway community, died Tuesday (March 7, 2000) at Lee County Community Hospital, Pennington Gap, Va.
She was born and lived in Lee County, Va. her entire life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Woodway First Missionary Baptist Church in Woodway, Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glay Pennington; one daughter, Betty Jo Pennington; parents, Joe and Mollie Tomlinson Wallen; and one sister, Minnie Stapleton.
Surviving are one son, Rex Pennington, Kingsport; daughters, Barbara Turner, Smyrna, Tenn., and Leila Robbins, Woodway, Va.; four grandchildren, Myrna Bledsoe, Woodway, Va., Faye Smith, Knoxville, Eric ''Bo'' Turner and Travis Turner, both of Smyrna, Tenn.; and seven great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Davis Jr. and the Rev. Rex Tomlinson officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lee Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m.
KINGSPORT - Scotty Ray Pennington, took his life, choosing to be held in the arms of his Lord Jesus and to be with his beloved grandma.
Friend and husband of Michelle Maria and dear son of Helen and Ben Pennington, dear son-in-law of Sandy Lane; sisters, Fay Frazier, Tammy Pendergrass, Donna Stone, Cathy Rossi, Charlenia Crawford, much loved by his family, friends and greatly respected by all.
Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. and after the service.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Sheppard giving the eulogy.
ROGERSVILLE - Sammy Starnes, 37, of 130 Butchers Valley Road, died Wednesday (March 8, 2000) as a result of a tractor accident.
He was a farmer and logger.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Mack Seals and paternal grandparents, Sam and Maude Starnes.
Surviving are his parents, John and Joyce Starnes, Rogersville; one brother, John Starnes Jr., Rogersville; three sisters, Carolyn Bernard, Holly Starnes and Julie Starnes, all of Rogersville; one niece, April Bradley, Rogersville; one nephew, Dustin Bradley, Rogersville; maternal grandmother, Nervie Seals, Rogersville; several aunts, uncles and friends.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Browns Mountain Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Ward officiating.
Graveside services for Bobby Floyd Statzer, 35, Clinchport, who entered into rest Sunday (March 5, 2000) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.
The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be cousins and friends.
Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DRYDEN, Va. - Woodrow Sturgill, 84, of Route 1, passed away Wednesday (March 8, 2000) at Morristown-Hamlen Hospital in Morristown, Tenn.
He was born in Eolia, Ky., but had lived most of his life in Lee County. He was retired from the Virginia Department of Highways with over 35 years of service in Lee County.
He was a member of the Deep Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Sturgill in June 1991; and by several brothers and sisters; one half brother; and one half sister.
Surviving are two sons, Day Sturgill, Dryden, Va. and Steve Sturgill, Dandridge, Tenn.; one daughter, Ellen Mullins, Dandridge, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Albert Sturgill, Farmersville, Ohio, Lloyd Sturgill, Dandridge, Tenn., Henry Sturgill and Chester Sturgill, both of Dryden, Va.; two sisters, Laura Maggard, Xenia, Ohio and Nora Bartley, Clayton, Ind.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Zion officiating.
Interment will follow in the Powell Valley Cemetery, Dryden, Va.
CLINCHPORT, Va. - Burial for James Dewey Watts, 67, of Route 2, who departed this life early Wednesday morning (March 8, 2000) will be at 11 a.m. today at Watts Family Cemetery, Wolfe's Chapel Community.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Mae Jael Wooltorton, 89, formerly of Kingsport, who died at 11 a.m. Monday (March 6, 2000) will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jesse E. Wolf officiating.
Friends may call at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home downtown at their convenience.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 Broad St., Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.
COEBURN, Va. - Evelyn Metcalf Wright, 88, died Wednesday (March 8, 2000) at Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Va.
She was a former employee of the Toms Creek Commissary, a member and Past Noble Grand of the Coeburn Rebekah Lodge No. 24 and was of the Methodist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anderson and Cora Metcalf; husband, Kelly William Wright Sr.; stepfather, James Hardwick Franks; two brothers, Carl Metcalf and Edward Metcalf; and a sister, Myrtle Metcalf Arthur.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Kelly W. Wright Jr. and Betsy Wright, Coeburn, Va.; a brother, Clell W. Metcalf, Loyall, Ky.; two grandchildren, Kelly William Wright III, Tampa, Fla., and Lisa Faye Wright, Port Charlotte, Fla.; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John McCarroll officiating.
Entombment will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Richlands, Va.