APPALACHIA, Va. - Winnie B. Lovern Aistrop, 88, passed away Monday (Jan. 24, 2000) at her home after a long illness.
She was a member of the First Apostolic Faith Church of God, Appalachia, Va. and a former member of the Rebecca Lodge.
She was a devoted homemaker.
she was preceded in death by her parents, Grant Lovern and Rebecca Addington Lovern; husband, Everett Aistrop; son, Darrel Aistrop; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Bige and Judy Aistrop, Big Stone Gap, Rodney and Phyllis Aistrop, Barry and Bobbie Aistrop, both of Appalachia, Va., William and Heather Aistrop, Big Stone Gap; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shelia and Ralph Kilbourne, Dana and Frank Ball, Geneva and Ralph Hamilton, all of Big Stone Gap, Va.; daughter-in-law, Betty Aistrop, Big Stone Gap, Va.; 19 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home in Appalachia, Va.
Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the First Apostolic Faith Church of God, Appalachia, Va. with the Rev. Johnny Flanary and the Rev. Roy Smith officiating.
The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.
Burial will follow in the American Legion Cemetery.
L. Margaret Bacon
JONESBOROUGH - Graveside services for Lydia Margaret Bacon, 77, of 188 Avondale Lane, who passed away Saturday (Jan. 22, 2000) will be at 11 a.m. today at Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Larry Hamilton, Carl Moore, Richard Harrison, Sam Carder, Tom Hill, Mark Green.
Family, friends and pallbearers are asked to meet at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Gray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hettie M. Begley
DUNGANNON, Va. - Services for Hettie Mildred Begley, 64, Route 1, who entered into rest Saturday (Jan. 22, 2000) will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Green's Chapel Church in the Stoney Creek area with the Rev. Stanley Tate officiating.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home.
Mrs. Begley will lie in state one hour prior to the services.
Music will be provided by James and Evelyn Brickey.
Interment will be in Laney Cemetery on High Knob Mountain.
Pallbearers will be Rickey Begley, Stanley Begley, James Hall, Timmy Begley, Matt Penley, and Keith Summey.
Clarence Bernard Jr.
KINGSPORT - Clarence Reece Bernard Jr., 60, 1201 Leeland Drive, went peacefully to be with the Lord Sunday (Jan. 23, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an long illness.
Mr. Bernard was born in Greene County, Tenn. and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Bernard Sr. and Eva M. Linebaugh Bernard.
Surviving are three sons and special daughters-in-law, Tommy Bernard, Mobile, Ala., Ricky and Faye Bernard, Barnesville, Ga., and Bobby and Lisa Bernard, Church Hill; one daughter, Angela Bernard, of the home; five wonderful grandchildren; a special nephew, Gerald Bernard, Kingsport, who has been there the whole time; 15 nieces and nephews; 18 great nieces and nephews; also surviving are a brother, T.J. Bernard, Kingsport; and three sisters, Dorothy Ryans, Louise Tittle, and Helen Roberson, all of Kingsport.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at West View Missionary Baptist Church and any time at the homes of Helen Roberson and Jim Agee.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Zion Cemetery, Baileyton, Tenn.
KINGSPORT - Services for Lena Juanita Bishop, 5029 Ellen St., who died at 3 p.m. Friday (Jan. 21, 2000) will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Tallent and Rev. Rye Fleenor officiating.
Music will be under the direction of Mary Barker and Suzy Cain, a granddaughter-in-law.
Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Friends and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emory United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund.
Richard B. Clark
KINGSPORT - Richard B. Clark, 79, passed away (Jan. 23, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was a member of First Church Christ, Scientist.
A native of West Virginia, he received a B.S. degree from West Virginia University, and after service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, attended Yale University, where he received a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1950.
Dr. Clark devoted his professional career to chemistry and to Tennessee Eastman Co., retiring in 1983 as Superintendent of the Organic Chemicals Control and Development Department. He was a longtime member of the American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi.
He was for many years active in the Eastman a Hiking Club as a trail maintainer and supported numerous environmental causes, especially the Appalachian Trail Conference and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. He enjoyed local and regional cultural events and until his death was an active member of the Appalachian Express Barbershop Chorus.
Following his retirement, he volunteered for Kingsport Tomorrow on Transportation and Greenbelt advisory committees and was a current volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Books to Your Door.
From its beginning, he enjoyed participation in the Institute for Continued Learning.
He is survived by his wife, Margy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Phil Orr, Nashville, and Martha and Phil Kalin, Golden, Colo.; three granddaughters, Kristin and Lauren Orr, and Sarah Kalin; two sisters, Roberta Clark Umstott, Washington, DC and Jo Anne Clark Warsinskey, Akron, Ohio; nieces, nephews and a brother-in-law.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Preston Hills Presbyterian Church with Dr. Ronald A. Wankel officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Appalachian Express Barbershop Chorus, P.O. Box 5923, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663, the Kingsport Symphony Orchestra, or the environmental organization of your choice.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown is serving the Clark family.
MOUNT CARMEL - Services for Cecil Elmer Sparkman Douglas, 74, who died Saturday at 9:15 a.m. (Jan. 22, 2000) will be conducted at noon today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill with the Rev. Kenneth Hill officiating.
Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home.
Military graveside services will follow in Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754 in charge.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Graveside services for Gertrude Ramey Egan, 83, Bloomingdale community, Kingsport, who was called home Saturday (Jan. 22, 2000) will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at Egan Cemetery, Mid Way, Va.
Pallbearers will be John Neeley, Dwain Neeley, Gene Neeley, Roger Neeley, Charles Boyer, Austin Adams, and Sam Griffith.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of the arrangements.
Willa Jean Hale
FALL BRANCH - Willa Jean Hale, 71, 1407 Hwy. 93, died Sunday (Jan. 23, 2000) at the home, after an extended illness.
She was a life long resident of Fall Branch. Mrs. Hale was a teacher for the Washington County School System for 32 years, before retiring.
She attended Fall Branch Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John K. and Amanda Hale; a nephew, Kenny Duncan; brother-in-law, Kenneth Duncan.
Surviving are one sister, Velma Duncan, Fall Branch; two nephews, Todd Duncan and Tim Duncan; two great nieces, Amanda and Courtney Duncan; one great-nephew, Colby Duncan, all of Fall Branch.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.
Services will be at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Strickler and the Rev. Avery Nichols officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Fall Branch.
Pallbearers will be Todd Duncan, Tim Duncan, Tommy Hale, John Starnes, Jimmy Hite, and Dr. W.C. Lady.
Memorials will be given to Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Beverly Phillips, P.O. Box 84, Fall Branch, Tenn. 37656.
GATE CITY - Freeman Harrington, 52, entered into rest on Monday (Jan. 24 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gate City Funeral Home.
Lawrence E. Larkey
KINGSPORT - Lawrence E. Larkey, 85, went to his eternal rest on (Jan. 23, 2000) after a lengthy illness with Parkinson disease at Brookhaven Health Care Center.
Born in Scott County, Va., he grew up in the Macey Springs area. He graduated from Hiltons High School and attended Bluefield College.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in North Borneo. Mr. Larkey was a lifetime member of both the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the VFW and was a charter member of the Kingsport Moose Lodge No. 972.
He was a former employee of Dominion National Bank of Bristol, Va. After moving to Kingsport, Mr. Larkey was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years.
Mr. Larkey loved books and has written many poems that have been published.
He was a former member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram and Ida Vermillion Larkey; three brothers, Clyde Larkey, David Larkey, and Charlie Larkey; two sisters, Hazel Barker and Gladys Starnes.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Dana Poston Larkey; one son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence Alan and Linda Greer Larkey, Orlando, Fla.; two granddaughters, Lynn Paige Larkey, Birmingham, Ala. and Leah Beth Nuzzi, Japan; one grandson, Landon Greer Larkey, Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Stella Wells, Columbia, S.C.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd officiating.
Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Pearl Sturgill Short Martin, 80, died Sunday (Jan. 23, 2000) at Heritage Hall Health Care at Big Stone Gap, Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Newt and Bell Sturgill; her husband, Smith Short; one infant daughter, Wellie Faye Short; two sisters, Almie Carter and Bellvie Dingus; five brothers, David Sturgill, Howard Sturgill, Jake Sturgill, Daniel Sturgill and Audie Sturgill.
Surviving are her husband, James Loyd Martin, Coeburn, Va.; two daughters, Inez Lynn Barker, Gate City, Va., and Eva Nell Herron, Big Stone Gap, Va.; four sisters, Oma Isom, Big Stone Gap, Va., Cora Reece, Duffield, Va., Maxie Begley, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Helen Burleson, Big Stone Gap, Va.; one brother, Columbus Sturgill, Eolia, Ky.; five grandchildren, Junior Herron, David Herron, Donny Herron, Sara Herron and Chrissy Phipps; and one great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Phipps.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Robbie Reece officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glencoe Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Va.
BRISTOL, Va. - Barbara Phyllis Grace McClellan, 65, died Monday (Jan. 24, 2000).
She was born in Kingsport, and was the daughter of the late Henry Grace Sr. and Cuba Hart Grace.
Mrs. McClellan graduated from Bluff City High School and served as an executive secretary for area businesses, and was a homemaker in her final years.
She was formerly active in Girl Scouts, coached recreational basketball, and was an avid golfer, bowler and bridge player.
She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Paul S. McClellan Sr.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Alan (Tamara) Ottinger, Blountville, Mrs. Steve (Melinda) Hobbs, Bluff City, and Mrs. Webster (Donna) Gilley Sr., Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Paul S. McClellan Jr., Conover, N.C.; one brother, Henry L. Grace Jr., Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Betty Grace Royston, Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Heather and Andrea Ottinger, Lauren and Steven Hobbs Jr., Bradley, Wesley, James, Jordan, and Nathanael McClellan, and Webster Gilley Jr.; daughter-in-law, Leslie H. McClellan.
Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Akard Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Fred Dearing officiating.
Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Loretta M. Offerman, 65, died Friday (Jan. 21, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital, after a long illness.
She attended the Haven of Praise Church, Appalachia, Va. and was the daughter of the late James Howard Perkins and Annie Jane Perkins.
Surviving are two sisters, Brenda Williams, Appalachia, Va. and Laura Glenna Salgado, Chicago, Ill.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lee Stidham officiating.
Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
ROGERSVILLE - Services for Janice Louise Rogers (Detcie), 45, of Davis Drive, who went to be with the Lord Friday morning (Jan. 21, 2000) will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Colboch-Price Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh Allen Hale officiating.
Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Brice Cemetery.
KINGSPORT - Belva Jewell Solomon, 76, Ketron Drive, went home to be with the Lord at Hospice House, Bristol, around 5 a.m. Monday (Jan. 24, 2000) after a lingering illness.
She was born in Hancock County, Tenn., but had lived in the Kingsport area since 1944. She had worked at Kingsport Press for almost 29 years, retiring in 1985.
Mrs. Solomon was a member of Bloomingdale Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Johnnie R. Smith; her second husband, Wilson C. Solomon; son, Dewayne G. Smith; parents, Pleasant and Minnie (Trent) Vaughn; four brothers, Clay, Chester, Earl and Carl Vaughn; and one sister, Ethel Greene.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Verla and William (Bill) C. Bray; daughter-in-law, Janice (Greene) Smith; three grandsons, Derrick and Joel Smith, Jason Bray; granddaughter, Wendy Smith; great granddaughter, Kelsey Smith; great grandson, Jonathan Smith; two sisters, Ella Surface, of the home and Mrs. Charlie (Pearl) Absher, Kingsport; 12 nephews and 17 nieces.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bloomingdale Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Joe W. Byrd and the Rev. Joe M. Baker officiating.
The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes before services.
Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Nephews and church members will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be given to Bloomingdale Missionary Baptist Church, 3220 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Earline Ray Templeton, 58, Kingsport, who died Saturday night (Jan. 22, 2000) will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, with Pastor Carl Darnell officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.
Monroe Thrower Sr.
NORTON, Va. - Monroe B. Thrower Sr., 81, died Monday (Jan. 24, 2000) at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va.
He was a native of Red Springs, N.C. and was an alumnus of the University of North Carolina.
Mr. Thrower came to Norton, Va. in the late 1940's, where he founded the accounting firm of Thrower, Livesay, and Blanton, CPA's, where he continued as Senior Partner.
He was a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He was a retired secretary/treasurer of the Kline Foundation as well as a director of the former Wise County National Bank. He was a 50 years and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Norton and was a member of the Norton Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and Deacon.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Wolfe Thrower, Norton, Va.; two sons, Bardin Thrower Jr., and wife, Eleanor, Norton, John Thrower and his wife, Kimberly, Austin, Texas; daughter, Susan Cale, and her husband, Dr. William Cale, Harrisonburg, Va.; eight grandchildren; brother, John J. Thrower, Red Springs, N.C.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hagy Funeral Home in Norton, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Norton Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Miller Liston officiating.
Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.
KINGSPORT - Leonard Ray Vanderpool Sr., 63, went to be with the Lord Monday (Jan. 24, 2000) at his residence.
Born in Scott County, Va. on Jan. 8, 1937, he was the son of John and Georgia Ramey Vanderpool.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Surviving are his wife, Beverly Vanderpool, Kingsport; two daughters, Lila Rhoton and Louella Perry, both of Kingsport; three sons, Leonard Vanderpool Jr., Yankensville, N.C., Raymond and Allan Vanderpool, both of Kingsport; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Lell, Lillie May Peters, Lorrene Johnson, Castlewood, Va.; one brother, John Vanderpool, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Wild officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Vanderpool Family Cemetery, Castlewood, Va.
The family will meet at 1 p.m. at the funeral home to go in procession.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that, donations may to the funeral home to help with burial expenses.
B. Shannon Vaughn
DALLAS, Ga. - B. Shannon Vaughn, 39, formerly of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Jan. 23, 2000) at his residence.
He was a native of Sullivan County, graduated from Lynn View High School in 1978, where he was a four year member of the football team. He was a 12 year veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was employed with Georgia Duct Convayor Belt Metiral.
He was a member of State Line Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ada and Chad Vaughn; maternal grandparents, Mary Belle and J.S. (Jay) Shelton.
Surviving are his wife, Maggie Dorton Vaughn, Dallas, Ga.; daughters, Christy Vaughn and Sheena Vaughn, both of Dallas, Ga.; parents, Don and Peggy Shelton Vaughn, Kingsport; sister, Kathy Bolton, Marietta, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Ted Absher, Marietta, Ga.; niece, April Absher; nephew, Josh Bolton.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Scott County Funeral Home, and anytime at Shannon's parents home, 380 E. Carter's Valley Rd, Kingsport, and at the home of Ronnie and Jean Dorton, Yuma Rd.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Tony Gonzalez and the Rev. Rick Willis officiating.
Music will be provided by the McGlothlin Family.
Burial will follow in Rogers Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the VFW Post No. 3 of Kingsport.
Pallbearers will be Josh Bolton, Ralph Roberts, Shawn Robinette, Dennis Shelton, Terry Calhoun, and Garland Burton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Aistrop and Mack Absher.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to State Line Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4063, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.
John C. Williams
KINGSPORT - John C. (Jay) Williams, 71, of 4845 Curtis Court, died Monday (Jan. 24, 2000) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn.
Arrangements are incomplete. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown is in charge.
John W. Wright Sr.
KINGSPORT - John W. Wright Sr., 66, 1220 Kingston Court, died Sunday (Jan. 23, 2000) in Holston Valley Medical Center ER, of an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Wright was born in Bristol, Va., and had been a resident of Kingsport since 1965. He as a graduate of Virginia High, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, N.C., and ETSU with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
He was an U.S. Army veteran serving proudly during the Korean War as Staff Sergeant for the 101st Airborne Division and served as advisor to Vietnam.
He was a member of Indian Springs Optimist Club, a TSSAA referee for 30 years and referee for the Park and Recreation City League and officiated football, softball, basketball and baseball.
Mr. Wright attended Colonial Heights Christian Church.
He as a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his son, John William Wright Jr.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wright; and sister, Marie Brooks.
Surviving are his wife, Norma L. Wright, Kingsport; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Eric Short, Kingsport; one grand-daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Short, Kingsport; one niece, Betty Jo Wissler, Waynesborough, Va.; and one nephew, David Wayne Brooks, Roanoke, Va.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Tom Lohr, Minister and Richard Carpenter, Minister officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.
Memorials may be made to Girls Inc., 1100 Girls Club Place, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.