BRISTOL - Mary Emily Smith Bellamy, 58, Windsor Avenue, died early Friday morning (Oct. 20, 2000) at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Born in Hawkins County (Rogersville), she grew up in Sullivan County and attended Ketron High School. She was retired from the University of Virginia Medical Center, where she was employed as a nursing technician for over 28 years.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Price Smith.
Surviving are her husband, John W. Bellamy, of the home; her father, Claude E. Smith, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. James (Peggy Smith) Francisco, Kingsport; one brother, Robert A. Smith and wife, Carolyn, Kingsport; four nieces, four nephews and five great-nieces and great-nephews.
Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Friends may call anytime at the residence of her sister, Peggy Francisco.
Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Wayne Boswell officiating. Music will be provided by Kim Taylor.
Graveside services will be conducted at noon Monday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are to meet at 11:55 a.m. Monday at the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Francisco, Jack Francisco, John Francisco and Marc Smith.
Edward L. Bolling
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Edward L. Bolling, 79, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.
He lived most of his life in Wise County and served in the U.S. Army during World War II having served in the European Theater. He was employed at Pet Dairy Inc. as a production superintendent.
He was a member of Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church and a charter member of the Big Stone Gap Rescue Squad.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Stella C. Bolling.
Surviving are his wife, Clara Bolling, of the home; two sons, James E. Bolling, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Danny W. Bolling, Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Cheryl B. Bryington, Big Stone Gap, Va.; three grandchildren, Erin Shimfessel, Lexington, Ky., Jessica Bryington and Ben Bolling, both of Big Stone Gap, Va.; one great-grandchild, Daphne Shimfessel, Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, Sidney Bolling, Myrtle Point, Ore., and Cletus Bolling, Bluff City; two sisters, Alma Sturgill, Manassas, Va., and Vivian Baker, Duffield, Va.; five stepchildren, Sherry Conrad, Cincinnati, Ohio, Ronnie Carter, Ft. Knox, Ky., Gary Worley, Ontario, Calif., David Worley, Denham Springs, La., and Roger Worley, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gilliam Funeral Home (West Wing), Big Stone Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Allen Collier officiating.
Military graveside services will be accorded by VFW Post 4301 and DAV Chapter 56 of Norton, Va. at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Pallbearers will be Carl Gilliam, Bud Gilliam, Randy Blair, Danny Fox, Bud Cress, Eddie McKinney.
Allie H. Bowser
Services for Allie H. Bowser, 87, of the Beulah community, Kingsport, who died Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 18, 2000) will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Al South and the Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating.
The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.
Interment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class at Beulah Baptist Church.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is serving the Bowser family.
NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Carrie Salyer Burke departed this life on Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 23, 1920 and was a native and lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. Mrs. Burke was a member of Nickelsville First Baptist Church and Nickelsville Chapter No. 188, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Carter Burke (Nov. 12, 1994); her parents, Annie Jane and Benjamin Franklin Salyer Sr.; brother, E.H. Salyer; four half-brothers; and three half-sisters.
Surviving are a daughter, Anne Burke Dixon; son-in-law, Buddy Lee Dixon; son, Jessee Roger Burke; daughter-in-law, Linda Burke; granddaughter, Stephanie Topping; grandson, Wendell Burke; great-grandchildren, Carter and Cole Burke, and Molly Ann Topping; one sister, Kathleen Salyer; one brother, Ben Frank Salyer Jr.; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and caregiver, Sally Ann Smith.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Nickelsville Cemetery. The family will meet at the cemetery.
Deacons of Nickelsville First Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Fidelity Lodge No. 173, Nickelsville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Nickelsville First Baptist Church, Nickelsville Rescue Squad, or Nickelsville Fire Department.
Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. is in charge of arrangements.
CHURCH HILL - William Woodrow 'Bill' Bush , of 1069 Rice Lane, went to be with his Lord unexpectedly early Thursday morning (Oct. 19, 2000) in Scottsburg, Ind. while vacationing.
He was born in El Dorado Springs, Missouri.
Mr. Bush retired from Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company, De Moines, Iowa.
He was a member, for years, of Mercy Seat Ministries, where he was very active and served as an usher.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn (Pratt) Bush, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cinda Colgrove and husband Charles, Kingsport, Sandra Kincy and husband Doyle, De Moines, Iowa, Pamela Walker and husband Richard, Church Hill; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Ida Mae Schultz, Ark., and Rose Mary Lawson, Arizona; three brothers, Gene Bush and John Bush and Francis Bush, all of Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. today at Mercy Seat Ministries.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Leander Ray and the Rev. Robert Manning officiating.
Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Claude C. Carter
BLOUNTVILLE - Graveside services for Claude C. Carter, 75, of Muddy Creek Road, who died Tuesday morning (Oct. 17, 2000) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of arrangements.
KNOXVILLE - Mickey Rhea Hendricks Childress, 61, passed away at home Wednesday (Oct. 18, 2000) after a short illness.
She was a criminal investigator with the Knox County District Attorney General's Office.
A former player for the All America Red Heads women's basketball team, she was active politically, served the state government in several capacities, and was active in fund raising activities for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
She was an accomplished private pilot, gardener, and framer. Her strength, laughter, and spirit were an inspiration to the many people she touched.
She was preceded in death by her father, Homer Hendricks.
Surviving are her mother, Ruby Copenhaver and stepfather, Wallace Copenhaver, both of Yuma, Va.; her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Linda Sue Childress; daughter, Traci Childress; and grandson, Will Childress, all of Knoxville; cousins, Jack and Debby Taylor, Yuma, Va., Ty and Misty Taylor, Gate City, Va., and Brad and Rebecca Taylor and their son Darren, Monroe, N.C.
A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary in Knoxville.
The family will receive friends immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 5001 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, 301 East Hill Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. 37902.
Graveside services will be held Monday in Yuma, Va.
KINGSPORT - Mrs. John (Hattie) Christian, 97, went peacefully to be with the Lord Friday (Oct. 20, 2000) in the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.
Arrangements are incomplete. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Christian family.
Dr. D.P. Culp
JOHNSON CITY - Dr. D.P. Culp, 89, 903 Beech Drive, died Friday (Oct. 20, 2000) at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
Dr. Culp was a native of Chilton County, Ala., and had been a resident of Johnson City for the last 33 years. He was a son of the late Joseph Daniel and Lela Popwell Culp.
Dr. Culp was president-emeritus of East Tennessee State University where he served from 1968-1977.
Dr. Culp graduated from Isabella High School in 1931 as valedictorian of his class.
He attended Jacksonville State University for two years, earned bachelor's and master's degrees in science at Auburn University and a Doctor of Education degree at Columbia University (New York) in 1949.
Dr. Culp began his career in education as principal of a one-teacher school, moving up rapidly to principalship of a large city high school (Greenville, Ala.) from which position he was elected as Superintendent of Schools in Chilton County, Ala. from 1940-1946.
He then became a member of the professional staff, Alabama State Department of Education from 1946-1951 with leave for one year in which he earned his doctorate at Columbia University.
He left the State Department to serve as Professor of Education at Auburn University in 1951 and was named president of Livingston State College in 1954. After a nine-year tenure he was named as President of Alabama College (now the University of Montevallo).
In 1968, he was chosen president of East Tennessee State, assigned by Gov. Ellington to develop a College of Medicine.
With the help of many, this was accomplished. Final approval of the inclusion in the League Cranston funding and development was wired to him from Washington as he prepared to leave his office on the day he retired as president of ETSU.
Among many of his activities, he wrote (or co-authored) several college and university text books on school transportation administration and finance; served as Director of the Alabama Education Commission for the Alabama State Legislature from 1957-1959; and served the U.S. Department of State as a member on a six-month mission to the Philippines to help improve education there from 1959-1960.
Dr. Culp was president of the Alabama Association of College Administrators, 1960; president of the Alabama Education Association Department of Higher Education, 1961; chairman of the Alabama Education Association Policies Commission, 1960-1962; and chairman of the AEA Legislative Committee 1962, until he moved to Tennessee.
After a time as president of East Tennessee State University, he went to Montgomery, Ala., where the Legislature requested his aid. However, he declined their offer of appointment as State Superintendent of Education, the first after a bill was passed to choose the position by qualification rather than to elect politically.
He also declined to serve as president of Western Carolina University.
Dr. Culp was a member of the United Methodist Church, Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City and Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church in Chilton County, Ala.
He was a Sunday school teacher, steward, choir member, local and district Lay leader and Lay leader of the South Alabama-West Florida Conference and he served on the Board of the Methodist Children's Home at Selma, Ala. He was the author of numerous articles in religious publications and spoke in many churches.
Dr. Culp received many honors, among them a citation for top war bond sales after he failed to meet physical requirements in the U.S. Air Force, Outstanding Alumnus of Jacksonville State University in the mid-1950s and a citation with a medal from the Pentagon for having the best ROTC in the U.S. every year of his tenure as president of ETSU.
He was named to Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the Methodist Church, Contemporary Authors, Alabama Lives and Who's Who in the World.
Dr. Culp was a Mason, a member of the F & AM Lodge No. 70 Montevallo, Ala.
He belonged to many professional organizations: the Tennessee Education Association, School Administrators Association, National Education Association, ETSU Retirees, the Rotary Club of Johnson City and others.
Dr. Culp also belonged to Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Alpha and Kappa Chi Kappa honor fraternities.
Additionally, he served on the Tennessee State Historical Commission from 1987-1991.
Dr. Culp is survived by his wife, Martha Street Culp; one daughter, Dr. Jean C. Flanigan, Johnson City; two sons, James D. Culp, Johnson City and Dr. John S. Culp, Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Allee Culp Henley, Sylacauga, Ala.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Henderlight, the Rev. David Lovelace and the Rev. Jerry Everley officiating.
Following the funeral services Monday, Dr. Culp's body will be taken to Chilton County, Ala., where the family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church with funeral services following in the church sanctuary with the Rev. Jim Popwell officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 201 E. Market St., Johnson City, Tenn. 37601, the D.P. Culp Medical Scholarship Fund, c/o ETSU Foundation P.O. Box 70732, Johnson City, Tenn. 37614-0732 or Asbury Center, 400 N. Boone St., Johnson City, Tenn. 37604.
Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 and Martin Funeral Home, 1300 4th Ave., N. Clanton, Ala. 35045, are in charge of the arrangements.
Alger Cleo Fee
ROSE HILL, Va. - Alger Cleo Fee, 85, passed away Thursday morning (Oct. 19, 2000) at home.
Cleo was born and raised in Lee County, Va.
He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Wynn Lodge and Martin Station. He was a past Worshipful Master of both lodges.
He was retired from Powell Valley Electric Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Almeda and G.W. Fee; and two brothers, Carlow and Jack.
Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Marcum Fee, Rose Hill; two sisters, Judy Parke, Ewing, Va., and Freda Fletcher, Millersville, Md.; two brothers, Junior Fee, Jonesville, Va., and Don Fee, Rose Hill; and a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Arney-Mullins Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Va.
Masonic services will be conducted prior to the funeral services.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Myers officiating.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Fee Cemetery, Rose Hill, Va.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Gretchen N. Jenkins
WILTON, N.Y. - Services for Gretchen N. Jenkins, 21, of 21B Adirondack Circle, who died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000) will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.
Calling hours are from 12 noon to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Non E. Keller Jr.
APPALACHIA, Va. - Non E. Keller Jr., 80, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn.
A native of Appalachia, Va., he was the son of the late Non E. Keller Sr. and Lessie (Long) Keller. He was a former employee of the State of Virginia A.B.C. Board and retired from the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, having served in Burma and India. He was of the Baptist faith.
Preceding him in death were his first wife, Doris Lyons Keller and his second wife, Irene M. Keller.
Surviving are two sons, Lee Keller, Gate City, Va., and Thomas Keller and wife, Sharon, Gate City, Va.; three daughters, Debbie Burns and husband, Mike, Lake Jackson, Texas, Sue Davis and husband, Jim, Columbus, Ohio, Bonnie Scruggs and husband, Bill, Phenix City, Ala.; one stepson, Bob Doyle and wife, Cheryl, Charlottesville, Va.; one stepdaughter, Cathy D. Browning and husband, Buddy, Meadowview, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va., or anytime at the home of the son, Lee Keller.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Hugh Bowers officiating.
Burial will follow in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.
Keener W. Ketron
KINGSPORT - Keener W. Ketron, 84, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Oct. 18, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mr. Ketron was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Kingsport most of his life. He had served as choir director for Morrison City Mission for many years. He had been active as a singer for several local gospel quartets in the area.
Mr. Ketron retired from the yarn development department of Eastman Chemical after 44 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Georgia McClellan Ketron; and brothers, Claude and Ernie Ketron.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Alma Gobble Ketron; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Otis R. Dorton, Mount Carmel; grandchildren and spouses, Mark and Kristi Dorton, Kingsport, Marla and Buddy Morrison Jr., Church Hill, Lisa and David Castle, Kingsport, Kevin R. Dorton, Linwood, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Scott Dorton, Phillip Dorton, Gregory Dorton, Hagen Castle, and Grant Castle; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen and Lawrence Ramey, Lois and Roy McClain, all of Kingsport; half-sister and husband, Shirley and Haskel Barrett, Rock Island, Ill.; half-brothers and wives, Robert and Debbie Ketron, Oliver and Jan Ketron Jr., all of Rock Island, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Holston View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Gospel Church, 479 Gravely Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
KINGSPORT - Charles Horton Mays, 88, died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at Indian Path Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 13, 1912, to Ollie Bostic Mays and James Tivis Mays of Castlewood, Va., and had resided in Kingsport for the past 70 years.
He became a member of God's Kingdom in the Christian faith in the early years of his life, becoming a faithful charter member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church.
Mr. Mays retired from Eastman Kodak after 44 years of service.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his former wife, Sophia Ballis Mays; two sisters, Mahala Welch and Nell Fields; and three brothers, Tom, Giles, and Emmitt Mays.
Surviving are two daughters, Verna Ruth Meade and husband Bill, Kingsport, and Frances Chadwell and husband Glenn, Chattanooga, Tenn.; four sons, Wilson Thomas Mays and wife Mary, Bulls Gap, Sam Mays Sr. and wife Kay, Church Hill, Luther Mays and David Mays, both of Kingsport; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Galloway and Sara Biddison, both of Kingsport; two brothers, Boyd Mays and Joe Mays, both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Jerry and Shirley Bledsoe and children who were so faithful to Dad with love and care.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Lynn Garden Baptist Church.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Gale Hartley officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Mays Family Cemetery, Castlewood, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grassy Creek Church, Route 2, Castlewood, Va. 24224.
Thanks to all who have shown their love and care for our Dad during his illness and especially all the doctors and nurses in and out of the hospital; and a special thanks to Shirley Bledsoe. Also thank you to Darren Norris and his crew for helping Dad. God bless each of you.
Pallbearers will be Cuba Porter, Sam Mays Jr., Gene Spears, Nathan Mays, Mike Mays, Patrick Boggs and Silas Biddison.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Blythe, Claude Mays, Jack May, Otis Cantwell, David Gladson and Daniel Gladson.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home downtown is in charge of arrangements.
ABINGDON, Va. - Willie (Bill) Meade, 82, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va.
Mr. Meade was a retired miner and a member of the UMWA. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans having served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Laura Cantrell Meade; four brothers, Oliver Meade, Troy Meade, Letcher Meade and Edward Meade; and three sisters, Hettie Boggs, Ruby Chester and Eunice Meade.
Surviving are his wife for 50 years, Edna Sturgill Meade; daughter, Jane Dean, Big Stone Gap, Va.; son, Bill Franklin Meade, Pound, Va.; five grandchildren, Robert F. Meade, Andy Meade, Sarah Roop, Will Dean and Taylor Dean; great-grandchildren, Katlyne Meade; two sisters, Nell Cantrell, Wise, Va., and Della Stanley, Abingdon, Va.; brother, Vester Meade, Hansonville, Va.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va. with a 7 p.m. evening song service.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Greg Cyphers officiating.
Burial will be in the Meade Cemetery, Pound, Va. with the Pound VFW Post No. 9600 in charge of the military graveside services.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Jean Wolfe Myers
BLUFF CITY - Jean Wolfe Myers, 77, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at her home.
She was born in Tulsa, Okla., and was the daughter of the late Mabel Roberts Wolfe and Norville Wolfe. She had lived in Sullivan County for over 50 years.
She was the loving wife of Everett Lee Myers, who died in 1996 and was a member of Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church. Following 23 years as a nurse with the Sullivan County Health Department, she retired in 1988. She was a volunteer with the Bristol Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
She was a former member of McIver Memorial Presbyterian Church, a former treasurer of District 5 of the Tennessee Nurses' Association and a former member and officer of the Bristol, Virginia Chapter No. 28, Order of Eastern Star.
She was the loving mother of her daughter, Barbara Sesney, Kingsport; and her two sons, Jim Myers, Blountville and Duane Myers, Bluff City; the sister of three brothers, Robert Wolfe and Charles Wolfe, of Ohio and Don Wolfe, Oklahoma; grandmother of four, great-grandmother of two and aunt of several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 today at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn.
Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating.
The committal service and burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bob Everhart, Eddie Everhart, Gary Hunt, Rusty Hagy, Johnny Hodges and Ed Reed.
Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to email@example.com.
GATE CITY, Va. - Doris Elizabeth Davidson Potts, 75, departed this life Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.
A native of Scott County, Va., she was a homemaker and member of Gate City United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Nannie Mauk Davidson; stepmother, Josie Davidson; and a brother, Edward Davidson.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Ivan Moore, Gate City, Va.; a son, Clifford Potts, Gate City, Va.; grandsons, James and Anita Moore, Gate City, Va., and Eric Potts Frye, Kingsport; a granddaughter, Courtney Potts Frye, Kingsport; a great-granddaughter, Kristel Moore; step great-grandson, Alex Ray; sister-in-law, June Davidson, Gate City, Va.; very special niece, Susan Ficke, Pulaski, Va.; nephews, Gary, Phillip, Steve and special nephew, Michael Davidson; very special friends, Harrison and Marcella Rhoton, Gate City, Va., and lifelong beloved friend, Mrs. Rufus (Bill) Rhoton, Weber City, Va.
In abiding with her wishes Ms. Pott's body will be donated to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine to help someone avoid the pain and suffering, she has endured for the past 20 years. A very special thanks to Wellmont E.R., ICU and 4th Floor Nursing Staff, especially Dr. Hixson with understanding and compassion, Dr. White and Dr. Harrol.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Roc Collins officiating. Music will be by John Daniel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Kingsport Humane Society, P.O. Box 922, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 97, Gate City, Va.
CHURCH HILL - Herman Fayne Stroupe, 77, of 558 Wilson Street, passed away Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Stroupe was a lifelong resident of Church Hill and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill. He was a retired employee of Eastman Kodak with 35 years of service. He was a member of Clay Masonic Lodge No. 386 and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Stroupe; mother, Ola Marshall Stroupe Campbell; and one brother, Kyle Stroupe.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Bradshaw Stroupe, Church Hill; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Neeley Stroupe, Church Hill; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Larry Gaw, Alexander, Ind., Hilda and Charles King, Church Hill, Mary Stroupe Craddock, 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.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Brian Moore and the Rev. Ed Anderson officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Larry Bradshaw, Toby Bradshaw, John King, Robert Stroupe, Chuck King and Brian Creasy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Wagner, Charlie Hall, David Byrd, Carroll Marshall, Guy Taylor and Jackie Craddock.
ROGERSVILLE - L.G. Turner, 71, went to be with the Lord Oct. 19, 2000 at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
He was a resident of Hawkins County for the previous nine years where he resided with his companion, Edna McMakin.
He was the son of Paul and Susie Turner. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Surviving are a sister, Liza Roe; son, Carson Turner; two daughters, Angie English and Lana Blair; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson, all of Georgia.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gerald Helton and the Rev. Randy Blair officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Highland Cemetery.
ROGERSVILLE - Christine Armstrong, 88, 311 W. Main St., died Tuesday (Dec. 5, 2000) at her residence after an extended illness.
Miss Armstrong was a 1933 graduate of Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va. She was a member of Rogersville Presbyterian Church and was co-owner and clerk of Rod Armstrong and Company.
A dedicated daughter and sister, she was very generous to those in need, and had a compassionate heart for those in prison.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry C. and Anne Armstrong; and a sister, Kathryn Armstrong.
She is survived by loyal and loving caregivers, Nell Kirkpatrick, Betty Rush and Carrie Mae Rogers, of Rogersville; loyal cousins, Lois Armstrong, Florence Armstrong, Ruth Kirkpatrick and Nell Armstrong, all of Rogersville, Mack Armstrong and Simmons Armstrong, Washington, D.C., Dr. Joe Armstrong, Bristol, Tenn., John Armstrong, Tallahassee, Fla., Hampton Armstrong, Madison, Ala., Mary A. Anthony, Bartlett, Tenn., Madeline A. Blobe, Carrboro, N.C., and Mrs. Rhea (Madeline) Armstrong, Rogersville; as well as a number of other cousins.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Rogersville Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Dr. David L. Hale officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 669, Knoxville, Tenn. 37901.
Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville is in charge of arrangements.
Vivian Baker, the daughter of Jesse and Dora Bolling, died Monday (Dec. 4, 2000).
She was born Sept. 12, 1923 and lived most of her life in Pound. She graduated from Flat Gap High School and was a member of the basketball team, a fact of which she was always very proud. Vivian worked for many years at the Wise Hospital and Clinic. She was generous, compassioante, and loved by the patients and her co-workers alike. During the years before she became ill, she attended Mount Zion Old Regular Baptist Church and enjoyed it so much. Vivian was a very special person to her friends and family, and especially to her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Victor Hensley; second husband, Thurman Baker; brother, Edward Bolling; sisters, Velma Webb, Odeyne Webb and Marguerite Kincer.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Roderick Meade, Pound; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Janice Bolling, Pound, Larry and Jeannie Bolling, Defiance, Ohio and a son, David Baker; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers, Sidney Bolling, Myrtle Point, Oregon and Cletis Bolling, Bluff City; and a sister, Alma Sturgill, Manassas Park, Va.
Calling hours are at 6 p.m. today at Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Donnie West and Elder Kenneth Mullins officiating.
Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery.