Col. Wesley Baker, 84, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Col. Wesley H. Baker, USAF, MSC, retired, 84, 100 Netherland Lane, died Saturday (Aug. 11, 2001) after an extended illness.
Col. Baker was drafted in January, 1941, at the beginning of World War II. He saw service during the war in the North African campaign with the Medical Service Corps and participated in the invasion of Italy at Naples. It was at this time, in September of 1943, that he received a direct commission in the U.S. Army. He then participated in the invasion of Anzio and remained in the Italian campaign until the end of hostilities in Europe. He was then separated from military service in October, 1945. In November of 1948, he was recalled to active duty during the buildup of the Korean Conflict. In 1949, he transferred to the newly formed U.S. Air Force in which he served continuously until his retirement in 1977 with 36 years of active military service. During his career he participated in three invasions and five major campaigns and was the recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Legion of Merit. After his retirement from the Air Force, Col. Baker lived for 24 years in San Antonio, Texas, until a recent move to Kingsport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry D. and Ella A. Baker of Pittsfield, Mass.
Surviving are his wife, Thelma L. Baker, Kingsport; a son, Col. David J. Baker, USAF, MSC, retired, and wife, Diane E. Baker, Prospect, Ky.; daughter, Susan B. Tarpley and husband, Dr. A. Ray Tarpley Jr., Kingsport; grandchildren, Laura M. Rymes, Treva L. Tarpley, Elizabeth B. Tarpley and Anderson R. Tarpley III; and great-grandchildren, Sydney M. Rymes and Abigail L. Cox.
Services were conducted in San Antonio, Texas. A memorial service conducted by the Rev. E.L Scrantom will be held today at 4 p.m. at Baysmont in the Great Room.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, William Black Medical Building, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 710 West 168th St., New York, N.Y. 10032-9982.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of local arrangements.
Vergil C. Clark, 53, Friendsville, Tenn.
FRIENDSVILLE, Tenn. - Vergil C. Clark, 53, died Thursday (Aug. 16, 2001) at his home.
He was a Vietnam veteran, retired from the U.S. Post Office and was owner of Security Alarms Ltd.
He was an avid fisherman, Nascar fan and enjoyed watching his nieces and nephews participate in sports.
Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his mother, Harriet Horne Clark.
Surviving are his wife, Vickie Starrett Clark; father, James J. Clark; sister, Janie Clark; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Sharon Clark, all of Kingsport; daughter, Christie Clark; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Doug and Tammy Murphy, Friendsville, Larry and Candy Robinson, Maryville and Tony and Debbie Robinson, Friendsville; brothers-in-law, Daniel Robinson, Maryville, James Robinson, Friendsville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Betty Robinson, Friendsville; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Loree Bechtold, Elias Askins, Ricky Wells, Phil and Beverley Woodruff.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn.
Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville for a graveside service with the Rev. Mike Stout officiating.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1818, Memphis, Tenn. 38101.
Dora Davidson, 76, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Dora Mae Silva Davidson, 76, Spring Lane, departed this life Friday afternoon (Aug. 17, 2001) at Sun Bridge Hillside Manor in Kingsport.
A native of Harriman, Tenn., she was retired from Sears as a sales representative and also worked in hardware.
She was a member of Glen Alpine Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Silva and Ida Viola Davidson Silva; a sister, Zola Hopwood; and brothers, Kenneth Silva and Eugene Silva.
Surviving are her husband, Kyle H. Davidson, Kingsport; a daughter, Robin K. Davidson, Kingsport; a son, Phillip Davidson, Grand Prairie, Texas; step daughters, Patsy Collins, Batesville, Ark., Martha Alfaro, Castro Valley, Calif.; step son, Morris Davidson, Fremont, Calif.; sisters, Yvonne Marshell, Midtown, Tenn., Edna Sampson, Rockwood, Tenn., Dorothy Brown, Oliver Springs, Tenn.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.
There will be a memorial service at 12 noon today at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. John Toney officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dora Davidson Scholarship Fund, 305 Spring Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Ernest Eagle, 87, Jonesville, Va.
JONESVILLE, Va. - Ernest Eagle was born Jan. 25, 1914 at Jonesville, Va. He departed this life Aug. 17, 2001 at the age of 87 years.
He was a farmer and a retired coal miner and a member of UMWA Local Union 8761.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Robbins Eagle; his parents, Emmett and Alice Eagle; five sisters; and five brothers.
Surviving are one son, Roy L. Eagle, Jonesville, Va.; two daughters, Delma Bruner, Pennington Gap, Va., and Pauline McFarland, Woodbridge, Va.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Arney-Mullins Funeral Home, Jonesville, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Jones officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Millers Chapel Cemetery, Jonesville, Va.
Pauline Harkleroad, 71, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Frieda Pauline Harkleroad, 71, 3324 Lightwood St., went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church before moving her membership to Oak Grove Baptist Church, Mount Carmel.
Mrs. Harkleroad was employed by the First National Bank for 16 years and Kingsport Power Company for 26 years, where she retired.
Pauline was loved by all that knew her.
Her father, Charley C. Bray and mother, Ethel Bray Faulk preceded her in death.
Surviving are her husband, Granville Harkleroad, Kingsport; one brother, William "Bill" Bray and wife, Verla, Kingsport; nephew, Jason Bray and wife, Lynette, Kingsport; and two aunts, Beulah M. Dougherty and Lillian M. Fleenor, both of Kingsport.
Calling hours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown or anytime at the home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe W. Byrd and Andy Andresen officiating.
Entombment services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Oak Hill Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Darvis Reed, Dannie Dingus, Gary Musselman, Paul Godsey, Jason Bray, Larry Fleenor, Bill McMurray and Bobby Clark.
Memorials may be given to the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center Hospice Program, P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.
Vallie D. Kilby, 89, Blountville.
BLOUNTVILLE - Entombment for Vallie Dancy Kilby, 89, of 189 North Sanders St., who passed away Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2001), will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Kilby family.
Arthur F. Magin Jr., 56, Lebanon, Va.
LEBANON, Va. - Arthur F. Magin Jr., 56, died Thursday (Aug. 16, 2001) at his home.
Born in Orange, N.J., he was the son of Florence Conlin Magin and the late Arthur Francis Magin Jr.
He had lived in Lebanon for the past four years and was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Edmonds Magin; one son, Donald Arthur Magin, of the home; one sister, Barbara Lucania, Parkridge, N.J.; one brother, Thomas J. Magin, Ocean Grove, N.J.; and two nieces and two nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lebanon Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church following the service.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the Magin family.
Callie S. Pratt, 93, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Services for Callie S. Pratt, 93, who passed away at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2001) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Oak Hill Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Cloud officiating.
Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
An on-line guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com.
Theresa A. Stacy, Greenwood, Ind.
GREENWOOD, Ind. - Services for Theresa A. Bowen Stacy, who died at Community Hospital-East, Indianapolis, Ind., Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2001), will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch Chapel, with Mike Street officiating.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Fall Branch Chapel.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Logan's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 6906 Kingston Pike, Suite 201, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919.
James H. Testerman, 70, Newport News, Va.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - James H. Testerman, 70, died Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2001).
A native of Kingsport, he had been a Peninsula resident for 37 years.
He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and was active in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 327 in Charleston, S.C.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Archie Mae Testerman; two sons, James H. Testerman Jr., Gloucester, and Keith Testerman, Newport News; his grandson, James Hunter Testerman, Gloucester; three sisters, Freda Taylor, Knoxville, Luella Barber, Kingsport and Mabel Price, Richmond; one brother, Mervin Testerman, Morristown; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Friday in Peninsula Memorial Park by Pastor Neil Ross.
Memorial donations may be made to the Community Bible Church Building Fund, 633 Harpersville Road, Newport News, Va. 23601.
Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News, Va. was in charge of the arrangements.
Jeanette Yeary, 77, Coeburn, Va.
COEBURN, Va. - Jeanette Carico Yeary, 77, passed away Thursday (Aug. 16, 2001) at her home.
She was the wife and homemaker of her husband, Woodrow W. Yeary for 63 years. She was of the Baptist faith.
Other survivors are a daughter and a son-in-law, Eva Yeary and Jim Graham, Wise, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Phyllis Yeary, Greensboro, N.C., and Richard S. and Ginger Yeary, Coeburn, Va.; six grandchildren, Mark Graham, Kelly Graham, Phillip Yeary, Aaron Yeary, Stephanie Yeary and Patrick Yeary; a brother, Don Carico, Coeburn, Va.; special care givers, Lois McKenzie and Debbie Blevins; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sturgill Funeral Home in Coeburn, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Hayes officiating.
Graveside services and entombment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Choice Inc., P.O. Box 349, Norton, Va. 24273.