James E. Austin
DENTON, Tex. - James E. Austin, 89, formerly of Kingsport, died Friday (Sept. 29, 2000) at Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village in Denton, Tex. after a brief illness.
He was born in Toms Creek in Wise County, Va. He had lived in Kingsport for 10 years and had worked at Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Austin later moved to Detroit and St. Louis where he worked for Chrysler Corporation. Upon his retirement, he moved back to Kingsport and later moved to Denton, Tex.
He was a U.A.W. committee person while employed at Chrysler Corporation. He enjoyed his grandchildren very much.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Austin; parents, Homer and Lillie Lyons Austin; a sister, Mae Reasor; and a son, Jackie Austin.
Surviving are sons, 'Gib' Austin, Corinth, Tex., and Glen Austin, Leesburg, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Oak Hill Funeral Home.
MOUNT CARMEL - Dorothy Ruth Calhoun, 74, of 316 Holston Drive, went home to be with the Lord Sunday (Oct. 1, 2000) at Indian Path Hospital and Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Calhoun was born in Greene County but had lived in Hawkins County most of her life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was loved by all who knew her.
She was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman Company with 25 years of service.
She was a member of State Line Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Nanie McAmis; and one brother, Reece McAmis.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years, A.D. Calhoun, of the home, one son and daughter-in-law, Gary D. and Dewanna Calhoun, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Gary D. Calhoun Jr. and wife Amy Calhoun, and Deanna Akers; three great-grandchildren, Nikki Calhoun, Jessica Gray, and Hillary Gray; one sister and brother-in-law, Nella Mae and J.B. Hughes, Church Hill; two nephews, Terry Hughes and John Hughes Jr.; and one niece, Dewanna Baksh.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Tony Gonzalez and the Rev. Kyle Falin officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Gary D. Calhoun Jr., Terry Hughes, John B. Hughes Jr., Robbie Carter, Gary T. Calhoun, Hal Calhoun, Mike Calhoun, and David Hudson.
Honorary pallbearer will be Peter Kudereuiski.
Mack Haynes Carr
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Mack Haynes Carr, 73, died Sunday (Oct. 1, 2000) at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
A lifelong resident of Bristol, Mr. Carr was the owner/partner of Carr Brothers Construction Company and was a member of the Blountville Christian Church.
He served in the Armed Forces from Oct. 24, 1950 until Oct. 24, 1952.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Edward Carr and Ina Gay Wolfe Carr; sister, Anna Belle Houser; and brothers, Emory Carr, William (Bill) Carr, and the Rev. Aulden Carr.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice Stone Carr; two daughters, Debra Carr Mahoney, Phoenix, Az., and Mary Anne Lawson, Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sons, Mack Haynes Carr Jr. and Joe Willis, both of Bristol, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Mackie Arielle Carr; one sister, Margaret Hardin, Elizabethton, Tenn.; three brothers, C.C. (Dick) Carr, Wilson Carr, and Vestal Carr, all of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the Carr family.
Onnie S. Crawford
ROGERSVILLE - Onnie S. Crawford, 86, of 316 Webster Valley Rd., passed away Saturday (Sept. 30, 2000) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was retired from the Ford System of Kingsport and attended the Tunnell Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jarhard and Rebecca Smith Crawford; first wife, Grace Dykes Crawford; an infant son; daughter, Wilma Jennings; granddaughter, Tina Jones; and a grandson, Philip Smith.
Surviving are his wife, Carrie Crawford, of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Hunley, Laurel, Md., Marcelene Jones and husband Ernest; Rachel Gardner and husband, Phil, Alice Davis and husband Ricky, Rhonda Hunley and husband Ricky, Danita Caldwell and husband Dennis, all of Rogersville, Loretta Tobeck and husband August, New Port Ritchy, Fla., Regina Sechrist and husband Greg, Waxahachie, Tex.; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Crawford and wife Judy, Wayne Smith and wife Opal, both of Elk Ridge, Md., Lynn Crawford and wife Connie, Anthony Crawford and wife Patti, both of Rogersville; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tunnell Hill Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Warner, the Rev. George 'Fuzz' Bradley, and the Rev. Ray Mullins officiating.
Burial will follow in the Tunnell Hill Cemetery.
William Bailey Dye
LEBANON, Va. - William (Bill) Bailey Dye, 62, went to Heaven Saturday (Sept. 30, 2000) in the Northern Hospital of Surry County, Mount Airy, N.C.
He was a son of Kathleen Brooks Dye and the late Bailey Dye.
He was a retired asphalt plant operator for Robert M. Green and Hunter Paving with 27 years of service.
He served six years in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife of 41 years, Nancy Puckett Dye; one daughter, Debbie Rhea and husband Ronnie, Bristol, Va.; two sons, Ricky Allen Dye and wife Sharon, and Eddie Dye and wife Teressa, all of Lebanon; two sisters, Judy Raupp and husband Dennis, Gray, Tenn., and Kathy Green and husband Mike, Mount Carmel; three brothers, Bud Dye and wife Mary, Williamsburg, Va., Ronnie Dye and wife Louise, Lebanon, and Larry Dye and wife Lee Ann, Garden City, Mi.; six grandchildren, Matt Dye, Miranda Dye, Josh Dye, Daniel Dye, Jessica Rhea, and Stephanie Rhea; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. today at Combs Funeral Service.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Lebanon with the Rev. Carlyle Carter and the Rev. Austin Fields officiating.
Burial will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Matt Dye, Wayne Dye, Steve Dye, Bill Monk, Bob Puckett, Daniel Barton, and Carroll Clark.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Fields, James Robinson, and the men of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Virginia Louise Hall
KINGSTON, Tenn. - Virginia Louise Hall, 69, passed away Sunday (Oct. 1, 2000) at her home.
She was a member of Midway Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond O. Hall; a grandson, Aaron Raymond Rue; father, Walter Virgil Townsend; and mother, Dora Mae Townsend.
Surviving are one son, Alvin Hall and wife Peggy, Kingsport; two daughters, Donna Eagan, and Diane Johnson and husband Eddie, all of Kingston; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Shirley Narramore, Deanna Green, and Terra Littleton; four brothers, Theodore, Leon, Doug, and Wayne Townsend; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home, Kingston, Tenn.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William (Dude) Patterson and the Rev. Wayne Townsend officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with burial in Rose Cemetery, Laurel Bluff Road, Kingston.
LEBANON, Va. - Howard Kenneth Keys, 73, died Sunday (Oct. 1, 2000) at his home following an extended illness.
Born in Jonesborough, Tenn., a son of the late John W. and Maude Taylor Keys, he had lived in Russell County, Va. for the past 30 years.
Mr. Keys was a retired equipment operator for Pittston Coal and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betsy Hobbs Keys.
Surviving are his wife, Anita Tickle Keys; one daughter, Mary Ann Keys, of the home; one son, Kenny Keys and wife Kathy, Lebanon; one step-daughter, Deborah Robinson and husband Doug, Bristol, Va.; two sisters, Hazel Saylor and Nell Gardner, both of Jonesborough; one brother, Larry (Bud) Keys, Jonesborough; three grandsons, Mike Keys and wife Tina, Bobby Keys, and Cameron Price; and two step-granddaughters, Jessica Robinson and Jennifer Robinson.
The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. today at Combs Funeral Service.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Duane Musick and the Rev. Russell Baldwin officiating.
Burial will follow in the Ketron Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Paul W. Campbell, Bob Griffith, Bill Duty, Doug Robinson, Harry Horton, and Ken Martin.
Honorary pallbearers will be George Bryce Gillenwater, Stanley Robinson, and Rex Cornett.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cleveland Baptist Church, Cleveland, Va. 24225, or the Copper Ridge Baptist Church, Cleveland, Va. 24225.
Rev. Jake Kokoska
COEBURN, Va. - The Rev. Jake Kokoska, 80, passed away Saturday (Sept. 30, 2000) at his home.
He was a member of the Tacoma Holiness Church and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are two sons, Jake Ray Kokoska, Coeburn, and Floyd Kokoska, Ga.; four daughters, Nora Jean Morgan, Norton, Va., Elsie Maureen Reynolds, Freddericksburg, Va., Ellen Marie Branham, Coeburn, and Ella Mae Rasamussus, Fla.; two sisters, Mary K. Dearry and Georgia Sexton, both of Coeburn; 31 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. today at the Tacoma Holiness Church.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tacoma Holiness Church with the Rev. Joe Dearry officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bruce Siding Cemetery, Coeburn, Va.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Norton V.F.W. Post No. 4301 and Wise D.A.V. Chapter No. 56.
Sturgill Funeral Homes, Coeburn, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
BRISTOL, Va. - Peggy Hale Miller Malone, 65, of 6166 Reedy Creek Road, passed away Saturday (Sept. 30, 2000) at the National Health Care Center, Bristol, Va. She was called into the Lord's presence after suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson's disease for many years.
Mrs. Malone was a native of Knoxville, Tenn. but had lived in the Bristol area most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Juanita (Sanders) Hale.
She was a long time member of the Three Springs Baptist Church and had a long time relationship with Fellowship Chapel Church.
Surviving are five sons, Paul S. Miller, Kingsport, Robert E. Miller, Ithica, N.Y., John D. Miller, Hagerstown, Md., James S. Miller, Richmond, Va., and Joseph D. Miller, Bristol, Va.; five sisters, Nancy Necessary, Bristol, Va., Sandra Stewart, Roanoke, Va., Barbara Wilson, Abingdon, Va., Linda Hicks, Bristol, Tenn., and Teresa Ingle, Abingdon, Va.; three brothers, Fred Hale Jr. and Johnny Hale, both of Bristol, Tenn., and Doug Hale, Bristol, Va.; six grandsons; six granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Akard Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Scott Price, the Rev. Kyle Barr, and Jacob Hale officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Miller Family Cemetery.
Services for Chad Edward Robinson, 33, Route 1, Dunganon, Va., who died Thursday (Sept. 28, 2000) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Dungannon, Va., with the Rev. Kelly Carter and the Rev. Walter Taylor officiating.
Music will be provided by Walter and Libby Taylor and Betty Lane.
Burial will follow at Wolfe Family Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Keith and Bobby Dotson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family, c/o Darrell Mays, Route 1, Box 66, Dungannon, Va. 24245 or to the funeral home.
Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.
Fred T. Scarborough
KINGSPORT - Services for Fred T. Scarborough, 54, who went to be with the Lord early Saturday morning (Sept. 30, 2000) will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown, with the Rev. Garland Tipton and Pastor Ed McAmis officiating.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, and anytime at the home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
John 'Doc' Stout
Services for John 'Doc' Stout, 72, of 551 Jackson Lane, West Pine Grove community, Greeneville, who passed away Friday (Sept. 29, 2000) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Friends will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be given to Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ralph Crawford, 13330 Horton Hwy., Greeneville, Tenn. 37445.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of arrangements.