Armetta G. Brown
KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Armetta Gammon Brown, 66, 240 Sam Gammon Road, who died peacefully Saturday morning (May 20, 2000) will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Wheeler United Methodist Church, 211 N. Sanders St., Blountville, Tenn. 37617.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Brown family.
K.C. Joe Buttry
ROGERSVILLE - K.C. ''Joe'' Buttry, 60, passed away Sunday (May 21, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, following a brief illness.
He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. He loved to work with wood and in his garden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hattie Buttry; son, David Buttry; and brothers, Clay Buttry and Guy Buttry.
He is survived by four children, Donna Bishop, Mount Carmel, Karen Buttry, San Antonio, Texas, Michael Buttry, Kingsport and Danny Buttry, Rogersville; three grandchildren, Noah Buttry, Megan Buttry and Elizabeth Bishop; seven brothers and sisters, Nervie Seals, Stanley Buttry, Herman Buttry, George Buttry, Randall Buttry, Hazel Lyons and Ruth Jessee, all of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Trent officiating.
Interment will follow in the Buttry Cemetery.
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Martha Cooney, 84, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at Lee County Community Hospital in Pennington Gap, Va.
A resident of Lee County most of her life, she was a retired nurse and a member of Ely's Memorial United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cooney; son-in-law, R.J. Hobbs.
Surviving are one son, Bob Tinker, Hopewell, Va.; daughter, Shelia Hobbs, Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Calling hours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Province Funeral Home of Pennington Gap, Va.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, Va. with the Rev. Richard McFarland officiating.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go to the cemetery.
Graveside services for R.C. Ewing, 64, 445 N. Holston Drive, Kingsport, who went to be with the Lord Saturday (May 20, 2000) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Family and friends who will be attending the graveside services should meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderbilt University Hospital and Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.
ROGERSVILLE - Edith Johnson, 85, passed away Monday morning (May 22, 2000) at the residence of her daughter, Frankie Johnson, in Morristown, following an extended illness.
She was a member of Houses Chapel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Bob Johnson; son, James Johnson; daughter, Virginia Martin; parents, James and Ollie Hickman.
She is survived by five daughters, Bobbie Parrott, Fairfax, Va., Ann West, Bitsy Heck, both of Rogersville, Norma Johnson, Virginia, Frankie Johnson, Morristown; four sons, Jack Johnson, Terry Johnson, Jerry Johnson, all of Rogersville and Ricky Johnson, Greeneville; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Georgie Hickman, Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville or anytime at the residence of Terry Johnson, 343 Hecktown Road, Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Henry Wheeler and the Rev. John Parrott Sr. officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery.
Graveside services for Robert L. Jones, 63, 567 Hawkins Lane, who passed away Friday (May 19, 2000) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Morning Star Cemetery with military honors conducted by Church Hill VFW Post No. 9754.
Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill is in charge of arrangements.
KINGSPORT - William David Kyle, 86, 144 Virginia St., went to be with the Lord at 3:45 p.m. Saturday (May 20, 2000).
Born in Sullivan County, he had lived his entire life here. He retired from Eastman Kodak after 42 years of service.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Hammond Post No. 3 of the American Legion 57 years.
He was a member of the Netherland Inn Society and the National Association of Retired Persons.
He was a member of the First Broad Street Untied Methodist Church for 77 years and was member of the Crusade Sunday School Class.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William David and Vilas Hart Kyle Sr.; a sister, Lillian Kyle Robbins; a brother, S.J. Kyle.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Irene Parker Kyle, Kingsport; brother, Robert E. Kyle, Kingsport; two god daughters, Monna Journey, Nashville, Tenn. and Ginger McCreery, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one god son, Kenneth Tunnell, Harmon Lick, Ky.; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the First Broad Street United Methodist Church.
Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the church with the Rev. Charles Neal and the Rev. Joel Campbell officiating.
Graveside services will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Hammond Post No. 3 of the American Legion.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Crusade Class of the First Broad Street United Methodist Church.
Active pallbearers will be nephews, Cecil Huckaby, Mark Dobbs, Bill Robbins, Sandy Robbins, C.K. Rogers, Billy McCracken, C.E. McCracken, Grant Parker, Eddie Dobbs.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, 100 E. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
BLUFF CITY - T.J. Malone, 31, 1840 Mt. Holston Road, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Bluff City, he was a son of the late Hubert Malone and Virginia Hyatt Malone.
He was a member of the Lighthouse Independent Freewill Baptist Church, Bluff City.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Tonya Malone, of the home; two daughters, Mercedes Jabloski, Johnson City and Ashley Fillers, Blountville; three stepsons, Clinton Kirkpatrick, Blountville, Chris Cunningham, Bristol, Tenn. and Stephen Malone, Johnson City; three brothers, Kenneth Malone, Bluff City, Auther Malone, Elizabethton and Robert Malone, Johnson City; one sister, Sophia Malone Salyers, Kingsport; previous wife, Paula Malone; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City or other times at the residence of an uncle, John Henry Malone, 344 Tennessee St., Bluff City.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Johnny Sloan officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sunrise Cemetery.
Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Herbert L. ''Mac'' McDonough Jr., 76, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at Wellmont-Holston Valley Medical Center.
He was born in Whitesburg, Ky., the son of the late Herbert L. and Jessie Smith McDonough Sr. He was a retired serviceman with M.D. Collier in Big Stone Gap, Va., with over 30 years of service.
He was a member and a deacon of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap, Va.
Surviving are his wife, Elsie McDonough; a daughter, Sherrie Callahan and husband, David, of Chattanooga; a son, Mark McDonough and wife, Ann, Christiansburg, Va.; stepdaughter, Brenda Metcalf and husband, Dale, Lewisville, N.C.; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap, Va. with the Rev. Alan Collier officiating.
The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.
Burial will follow in American Legion Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robbie Burton, Aaron Collier, Beau Spears, Steve Mitchell, Eddie McKinney and Bill Kennedy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Hobbs and Phillip Hobbs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box EE, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.
Phroncie B. Page
Graveside services for Phroncie Barrett Page, 76, 1085 Caney Valley Loop, Surgoinsville, who went to be with the Lord Saturday morning (May 20, 2000) will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Piney Grove Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eric Page, Justin Page, E.J. Walters III, Jackie Tymon, Ronnie Davis and Greg Fansler.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Alley, John Greene, Ronnie East and Butch Berry.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill is in charge.
KINGSPORT - Judy Lane Peters, 53, 1920 Bowater Drive, went to be with Jesus Friday (May 19, 2000) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Kingsport, she lived most of her life here. She graduated from Ketron High School. She was a beautician for several years and retired from Indian Path Hospital Housekeeping Department.
She was a member of the Christian Life Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry C. and Mildred Lane Peters Sr.
Surviving are her mother, Naomi Peters, Kingsport; one brother, Henry C. Peters Jr., Kingsport; one nephew, Clairon Peters, Kingsport; two nieces, Kartrina Fitzpatrick, Pensacola, Fla., and Mrs. Matthew (Rebekah) Tipton, Kingsport; and a great-niece and nephew, Victoria and Avery Peters; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. today at Holston View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be friends and relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Life Center Church, 2401 N. John B. Dennis Hwy., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or Christ Fellowship Church, 260 Victory Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Grover Jack Salyer
KINGSPORT - Grover Jackson (Jack) Salyer, 76, East Carters Valley, went to be with the Lord Sunday night (May 21, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center of respiratory failure.
He was born in Russell County, Va., and resided in Scott County, Va. before moving to Kingsport in 1952. He retired from Air Products in 1989 after 361/2 years service.
Jack was a former member, deacon and Sunday school superitendent at Browder's Chapel Baptist Church, Hiltons, Va., and currently was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace Salyer; stepfather, Lee Salyer; two infant sons; grandson, Robert Darrin Salyer; and a sister, Gladys Strong.
Surviving are his wife, Katherine Byrd Salyer, Kingsport; daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Dillard Olinger, Gate City, Va., and Sandra and Kenneth Olinger, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Sandra Salyer, Kingsport, Nuten and Judy Salyer, Nickelsville, Va., and Marvin and Linda Salyer, Kingsport; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; foster brother, Fred Salyer, Blountville.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence, 148 Flanary St.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Phil Hoskins and the Rev. Richard Ratliff officiating.
Music will be provided by the McGlothlin Family.
Burial will be in the Walnut Chapel Cemetery, East Carters Valley.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
ROGERSVILLE - Services for Raymond ''George'' Seals, 76, of 195 Petty Lane Road, Mooresburg, who passed away Saturday morning (May 20, 2000) will be held at 10 a.m. today in the Colboch-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Rogersville, with the Rev. Basil Jones officiating.
Hawkins County Color Guard will conduct military honors at Highland Cemetery.
Services for Edward Lee ''Whitey'' Snodgrass, 71, of Route 5, Duffield, Va., who passed away Sunday (May 21, 2000) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Ralph Crawford and Father John Garvey officiating.
Burial will follow at Minton Cemetery (Duffield), military graveside services will be presented by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3.
Pallbearers will be Lum Coleman, Lonnie Fields, Emmett Fields, Bryan Barker, Brad Goodwin and Wes Goodwin.
James M. Ward
RIVERBANK, Calif. - James Madison Ward, 67, passed away Friday (May 12, 2000) at Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, Calif.
J.M. was a native of Surgoinsville, Tenn. He was the oldest son of the late Steve and Rosa Ward.
He lived in Riverbank, Calif. and previously lived in Modesto for 22 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ada Ruth.
He is survived by his children, Janet Caton, Riverbank, Calif., James Michael Ward and Joyce Ward, both of Modesto, Calif.; stepchildren, Jerry Thompson, Oregon, Joe Ward, Alaska, Mary Gonzalez and Diane Brown of Modesto, Calif.; brothers, Frank Ward and George Ward, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Stella Crees and Mrs. Ann Swallow, both of Florida, Mrs. Edna Cupp, Mount Carmel, Tenn., Mrs. Joyce Carr and Mrs. Reda Yankee, both of Surgoinsville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held May 17, 2000, at 1 p.m., at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, in Modesto, Calif.
Burial was at Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Calif.