KINGSPORT - Anita Fersch Neff Berkley, 100, died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday (June 3, 2000) at Wexford House.
Born in Newark, N.J., she lived in Milan, Mich. for many years. She later lived in Mesa, Ari. for 20 years, coming to Kingsport in 1991.
Mrs. Berkley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred T. Neff; her second husband, Oscar Berkley; her son, Kenneth W. Neff; a sister, Edna Fersch; and her brother, William Fersch Jr.
Surviving are her daughter, Marcia Opp and her husband, Arthur, Mount Carmel; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Ethel Davis, Mesa, Ari.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Beth Yarborough officiating.
The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is serving the Berkley family.
Carolyn Sue Bohin
KINGSPORT - Carolyn Sue Bohin, died Monday (June 5, 2000) at her residence.
Mrs. Bohin was born in Bluefield, W.Va., and had resided in Kingsport for several years.
She was a former executive secretary at Eastman Chemical Company and was a member of Cassidy United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Bohin was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence B. Carter; parents, G.S. ''Doc'' and Bertie Helton; and a sister, Joyce Quinn.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Tamara and Bill Turner, Charlotte, N.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Robin Carter, Steve and Amanda Bohin, both of Kingsport; beloved friend, Michael Snodgrass, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Natalie Bohin, Isaiah Bohin and Eli Bohin; one sister, Janet R. Arnold, Bluefield, W.Va.; two nieces, Lisa Webster, Kim Arnold; and one nephew, Matt Arnold.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gregory L. DePriest officiating.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes Association of Kingsport, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.
John C. Bracy
KINGSPORT - John C. ''Jack'' Bracy Sr., 67, 804 Woodgreen Lane, died (June 5, 2000) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville after a brief illness.
He was born in Chicago Heights, Ill., on Nov. 7, 1932, graduated from the University of Georgia in 1954 and earned a law degree there in 1959.
Mr. Bracy began his career with the U.S. attorney's office in Macon, Ga., in 1959 and was an attorney for the Gulf Oil Corp. in Atlanta from 1964 to 1974. He was general counsel at Rollins Inc. of Atlanta from 1974 until 1978, when he joined Eastman Chemical Company. He retired Jan. 1, 1997, as vice president, secretary and general counsel for Eastman Chemical Company.
In addition to his career, Jack was a loving husband for 411/2 years, father to five children, and grandfather to five grandchildren. In his retirement years he was a board member for the Red Cross, on the board for AmSouth and chairman of the board for Heritage Federal, chairman of the board at Contact Concern, and an active member of First Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, golf, the computer and gardening.
Mr. Bracy was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Bracy; and a sister, Barbara Kempe.
Surviving are his wife, Carole Campbell Bracy, Kingsport; three daughters, Cathy Sawyer, Roswell, Ga., Kelly Bracy, San Francisco, Calif., Christy Janney, Kingsport; two sons, John Bracy, Charleston, S.C., Stephen Bracy, Atlanta, Ga.; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Ron Davis officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Contact Concern, P.O. Box 3336, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664, First Baptist Church, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or Holston Habitat for Humanity, 100 Greenwood Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is serving the Bracy family.
KINGSPORT - Shirley Cassell, 80, passed away Tuesday evening (June 6, 2000) at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown.
MOORESBURG - Services for Ruth Collins, 59, 615 Slate Hill Road, who died Monday morning (June 5, 2000) will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville, with Dr. David L. Hale and the Rev. Roger Dinsmore officiating.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in the Carpenter Cemetery, Mooresburg.
BLOUNTVILLE - Graveside services for Charles F. Davenport, 71, of 119 Ella Drive, who went to be with the Lord on Sunday (June 4, 2000) will be at 11 a.m. today at Gunnings Cemetery with full military honors conducted by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Davenport family.
Fletcher C. Elliott
FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Fletcher Clinton Elliott, 68, entered into rest Sunday (June 4, 2000) at his residence.
Mr. Elliott was born Sept. 7, 1931 in Scott County, Va. He was self-employed at Elliott Construction and a lifetime member of Scott County, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William McKinley and Julia Galvesta Craft Elliott.
Including his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie (Bea) LaForce Elliott, Jan. 30, 1999; brothers, Robert Earl and Richard Carmine Elliott; great-grandchild, Hannah.
Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Billy (Phyllis) Starnes, Harriman, Tenn., Mrs. Ronnie (Kathy) Lane, Fort Blackmore, Va., Mrs. Bob (Maeva) Begley, Kingsport, Debra Harris, Gate City and Jackie Elliott, Fort Blackmore, Va.; sisters, Emogene Marsh, Church Hill, Geraldine Gillenwater and Kathleen Lane, both of Fort Blackmore, Va.; brothers, James Elliott, Church Hill and Donnie Elliott, Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Julia, Kiely, Holli, Jacqueline, Alicia, Kris, Jerimiah, Josh, Nathan, Chase, Dareck, Phil, Shelley; great-grandchildren, Isaac, Austin, Anna, Keely, Abigail, Taylor, Paxton, Aspyn.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Craft Cemetery, Fort Blackmore, Va.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside service.
Ella Mae Good
CHURCH HILL - Ella Mae Good, 64, of the Church Hill Health Care Center, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 6, 2000) following an extended illness.
Ella Mae was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Nancy Crawford Good; and one sister, Shelby Jean Good.
Surviving are two sisters, Edith Bowlin, Greenville and Ruby Duty, Church Hill; four brothers, Bill Good Jr., and John Good, both of Mount Carmel, H.K. Good and Randall Good, both of Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill and anytime at the residence of her brother, Randall Good, 616 Carolina St., Church Hill.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Gerhardt and the Rev. Bud Beverly officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church Hill Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association and to the Speech and Hearing.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
DUFFIELD, Va. - Louis Phillip Hill, 54, passed away Tuesday (June 6, 2000) at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
Dewey M. Jones
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Dewey M. Jones, 73, died Monday (June 5, 2000) at his home.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War.
He was retired from Southwest Oil Company, Big Stone Gap, Va. in 1989.
He attended the Heritage Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Martha Jones; three brothers, Arthur, Elmer and Ellis Jones; and two sisters, Elsie Kelly and Kate Burton.
Surviving are his wife, Violet Boggs Jones; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Randall Light, Big Stone Gap, Va. and Pam and Fain Lawson, Wise, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Teresa Jones, Coeburn, Va. and Jeff and Cindi Jones, Big Stone Gap, Va.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Everett, Howard and Eugene Jones, all of Big Stone Gap, Va.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Hugh Bowers officiating.
Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Dwight R. Lemmons
KINGSPORT - Dwight Raymond Lemmons, passed away Friday (June 2, 2000) at his residence.
Dwight was born in Sullivan County, the son of Bill Ray Lemmons, Kingsport and Phyllis J. Greear, Florida.
Dwight was a Jeweler and had been employed by the Jewel Box and Four C's, before his retirement due to his health.
Dwight attended the Macedonia and Higher Ground Churches.
Dwight was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Dwight Lemmons and Maude Hartgrove; and maternal grandparents, A.B. Huff and Lucy Huff; a brother, Carson Lemmons.
Other than his parents, survivors include; daughters, Linda Ann Lemmons, Sullivan Gardens, Adriane Michelle Lemmons, Kingsport; sisters, Judith Ann Phillips, Kingsport and Linda Marie Baggett, Alabama; stepmother, Jean Lemmons, Kingsport; and stepfather, Wallace Greear, Florida; grandchildren, Dylan Smith and Zacahary Lemmons; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the East Lawn Funeral Home.
Services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Ratliff officiating.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Rye Fleenor officiating.
The family request in lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Assoc., 3253 Greenwood Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.
Ovie Keith Long
CASTLEWOOD, Va. - Ovie Keith Long, 91, died Monday (June 5, 2000) in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va.
She was born in Russell County, Va., the daughter of the late James and Mary Keith.
She was a member of Martin's Chapel, Dante, Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Long; and a son, Bill Long.
Surviving are two daughters, Mildred Hartsock, Castlewood, Va. and Shirley Salyer, Dante, Va.; three sons, Don Long, Abingdon, Va., Johnny Long, Castlewood, Va. and Terry Long, Tazewell, Va.; a special friend, Ethel Patrick; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Castlewood Funeral Home or anytime at the home of Mildred Hartsock in Castlewood.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Revs. Roy Kennedy, Darryl Baker and Avery Carty officiating.
Burial will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Carl Keith, Mody Keith, Wayne Justice, Junior Chandler, Jonathan Cunningham, Wayne Long, Howard Keith, and Darrin Hunnicutt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gilmer Martin, John Kodak, Dr. Adam Steinberg, and Hoover Martin.
KINGSPORT - Clarence I. (C.I.) Montgomery, 83, 2536 Lafayette Circle, died Saturday (June 3, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born in Fries, Va., Mr. Montgomery had lived in Kingsport since 1925. He worked at the Kingsport Variety Store in his early years and then at Tennessee Eastman Company where he worked in Power and Services, retiring as a general foreman in 1979 after more than 40 years service.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
His wife, Janie S. Montgomery preceded him in death June 10, 1999; his parents, John Martin and Cordelia Nichols Montgomery.
Surviving are four sons, Clarence I. Montgomery, John M. Montgomery, both of Salt Lake City, Utah, James S. Montgomery, Kingsport and Rex L. Montgomery, Bluff City; one sister, Regina Parks, Salt Lake City, Utah; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with President David Golden and Tommy Dixon officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Montgomery Family Cemetery in Mitchell Crossroads, Va.
CHURCH HILL - Graveside services for James ''Jay'' Harrison Mulkey, 53, of 308 Frisco Ave., West Carter's Valley, who departed this life to begin his journey on Sunday (June 4, 2000) will be at 11 a.m. today at the East Lawn Memorial Park.
Nephews and brothers-in-law will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be students of the Lighthouse Christian School .
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Christian School PTA, c/o of Valarie Rhea, 145 Shipp Springs Road, Kingsport, Tenn.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Mulkey family.
FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Alice Fay Ball Sanders, 48, Route 1, entered into rest on Monday (June 5, 2000) at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gate City Funeral Home.
K.M. Smith Jr.
KINGSPORT - Kyle Morrison Smith Jr., 76, 435 Ridgefield Road, passed away peacefully Saturday evening (June 3, 2000).
Mr. Smith was a native of Appalachia, Va., having moved to Kingsport in his early years.
Mr. Smith retired from Eastman Kodak Company, where he had worked in the Acid Division. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Smith was wounded in combat and was also a member of the D.A.V.
He was a member of St. Dominic's Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Catherine Ryan Smith; his father, Kyle M. Smith Sr.; brother, Rondal Smith.
Surviving are two daughters, Ms. Sandra S. White, Kingsport and Linda Smith Barrett and husband, Wes, Kingsport; three grandchildren, John White, Kingsport, Jason White, Hawaii and Melinda Johnson, Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Haley White and Allison White, both of Kingsport; mother, Anna Strong Smith, Kingsport; two brothers, Fred H. Smith, Morristown and the Rev. Beldon Smith, Jacksonville, Fla.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Burton officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oak Hill Cemetery.
ROGERSVILLE - Matthew Daniel Tipton, beloved son of Danny E. and Kathy K. Tipton, went to be with the Lord Thursday (June 1, 2000).
A memorial service will be held in his honor at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the Christ Fellowship Church in Kingsport off I-81.
All friends and family are invited to come celebrate Matthew's life and graduation.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Matthew Daniel Tipton Memorial Foundation, c/o First Community Bank, 809 West Main St., Rogersville, Tenn. 37857.
For more information you may contact the family by calling 423-349-2777 in Kingsport.
Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Main Street, Rogersville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Kitty Welch (Please read Comments on this obituary for correction.)
KETTERING, Ohio - Kitty R. Welch, 69, a native of Kingsport, passed away Friday afternoon (June 2, 2000) at her residence.
Kitty was a member of Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church in Kettering, where she was active in the Rebecca Circle.
She was preceded in death by her son, John Richard Welch in 1997.
She is survived by her loving husband, Tyler, Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Dolores Stonecypher and husband, Tyler, Dayton, Ohio, Belinda DiLeo, San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Irene Odum and husband, Frank, Daphna Alvis, all of Kingsport; one brother, Herschel Nave and wife, Nancy, Sequim, Wash.; four grandchildren, Dustin and Sam Stonecypher, Jahnny Earle and Ericka Welch; numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Oak Hill Cemetery.
If desired, contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Women of Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church or to the charity of one's choice in Kitty's memory.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge.