Clinton C. Dean, age 95, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 in Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mr. Dean was born in Smyth County to the late Cloyed and Julie Overbay Dean. He worked at Brunswick for several years and farmed after his retirement. He was a very devoted Christian.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Dean; and two daughters, Elizabeth and Charlotte Dean.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Russell (Wilma) Farrington, Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Ruby Dean, Marion; one sister, Virginia Crowder, Madison, N.C.; two brothers, Claude Dean and Rev. William Dean, both of Marion; three grandchildren, Larry Dean, Garry Dean, and Michael Farrington; five great-grandchildren, Lisa Crockett, Dana Dean, Travis Dean, Cheyenne Dean, and Joshua Dean; two great-great-grandchildren, Brian Crockett and Tyler Crockett.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 23, in Bradley’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Entombment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Bradley’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles William Ergenbright, age 82, of Staunton, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000 in the Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville.
Mr. Ergenbright was born on June 1, 1917, in Augusta County, the son of the late George Pittman and Iva Mae (Greiner) Ergenbright.
He was a U.S. Army veteran. Prior to retiring, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years, serving much of the time as a window clerk at Woodrum Station.
Mr. Ergenbright was a member of Marquis Memorial United Methodist Church, the Benny Webb Bible Class, and an active member of the United Methodist Men’s Club. He was a member of Marquis Memorial United Methodist Church Administrative Board. He was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard G. Ergenbright, John Edward Ergenright, and Robert Franklin Ergenbright; a sister, Edna Mae Ergenbright; and a granddaughter, Donna Lynn Ergenbright.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Jane (Clatterbaugh) Ergenbright, to whom he was married on Nov. 23, 1940; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Wayne and Patty Ergenbright of Verona, Gene Raymond and Carol Ergenbright of Staunton, and Joe David and Faye Ergenbright of Raphine; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lindy Lou and Marion Gough of Swoope, Bonnie Gail and Buddy Thomas of Fishersville, and Sharon Sue and Mac Buchanan of Saltville; one brother, Harold Benton Ergenbright of Staunton; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Marquis Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen A. Proctor officiating. Burial will follow in Thornrose Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Marquis Memorial United Methodist Church, 1614 W. Beverley St., Staunton, VA 24401 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Shenandoah Valley Chapter, c/o Mrs. Mary Eakle, 418 Rainbow Drive, Staunton, VA 24401.
Henry Funeral Home in Staunton is in charge of arrangements.
James Cecil "J.C." Mabe, age 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000 in Saint Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y.
Mr. Mabe was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion in Albany, N.Y. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Albany for many years.
Surviving are three sisters, Dorothy Martin, Roanoke, Bertha Reeves, Marion, and Helen Coley, Wytheville; three brothers, Charles M. Mabe Sr., Oxford, Penn., William R. "Bill" Mabe, Wytheville, and Hurley "June" Mabe, Marion; a very special friend, Ethel Karras of Albany, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Father Robert Krenik officiating. Burial will follow in Attoway Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by Francis Marion VFW Post 4667.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mirl Thomas, age 61, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000 at his home in Speedwell.
Mr. Thomas was born in Washington County, the son of the late James Mack and Lola Jane Brown Thomas and was preceded in death by one son, one sister and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Moore Thomas, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Mike Linkous of Speedwell; one son and daughter-in-law, Franklin and Denise Thomas of Atkins; four grandchildren, Brittany Cregger, Devon Linkous, Jay Linkous and Blake Thomas; his mother-in-law, Mary Moore of Marion; two sisters, Lois Barlow and Ester Thomas, both of Glade Spring; two brothers, Kermit Thomas and Earl Thomas, both of Glade Spring; special friends, Lisa Quillen, Tina Shinault and Judy Monahan.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. at Barnett’s Funeral Chapel in Wytheville with the Rev. Ray Haskett officiating. Interment followed in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat.
Barnett’s Funeral Home in Wytheville was in charge of arrangements.
Robert "Bobby" Snider Sr., age 65, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 at his home in Glade Spring.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Ruth Snider and a brother, Ralph "R.C." Snider Jr.
Mr. Snider was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and retired from East Tennessee Natural Gas Company after 35 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Shupe Snider of Glade Spring; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert "Robbie" and Robin Snider of Meadowview; one daughter and son-in-law, Rea and Richard Jenkins of Abingdon; six grandchildren: Brandon Browning, Derrick and Daniel Snider, and Haley, William and Elizabeth Jenkins; three sisters, Mrs. George "Catherine" Walker, Mrs. Thomas "Louise" Cullop and Mrs. Dempsey "Dorothy" Odham, all of Marion; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Mike sage and the Rev. Dan Jividen officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, c/o Catherine Deese, 580 Fowler St., Marion, VA 24354. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Pauline Cornett Brown, age 86, of Jonesborough, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cornett of Marion. As a child she attended a one room schoolhouse in Laurel Springs. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from William & Mary College in Williamsburg. She taught Home Economics at Marion High School.
Mrs. Brown married the Rev. Paul E. Brown and accepted her husband’s calling to the ministry as her own calling. With her husband, she served in Methodist churches in Massachusetts, Indiana, New Jersey, Virginia and Tennessee, both in the gracious services of a minister’s wife and as a talented teacher working with all age levels from kindergarten to adult. She served as children’s director for the Oak Ridge District of Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Brown and her husband, Dr. Paul E. Brown Sr., served as the pastor’s family at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City, Tenn., 1973-79. Upon retirement in 1989 from Holston Conference, they were made the Past Emeritus family of Munsey. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School class. She and her husband were delegates to three World Methodist Conferences in London and Oxford, England and Denver, Colo. She was a member of the Bible Study Fellowship in Kingsport, Tenn., and a member of the Gold Club of William & Mary College.
A major emphasis of her life was the organization, empowerment and strengthening of women in the local church. She served as an officer in the United Methodist Women locally and as a conference officer. She was awarded a life membership twice in the Holston Conference for United Women for the service. She served as Dean of Holston Conference School of Missions.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by three sisters, one brother and a great-granddaughter.
She is survived by her husband, Paul E. Brown Sr.; four children and spouses, Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Brown Jr., Johnson City, Tenn., Dr. and Mrs. Don Hodge, Melbourne, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bauserman, M.B.A., Manassas, and Dr. and Mrs. Sam Brown, Portsmouth; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Worley, Blacksburg, Ruby Garnett, Crozett, and Louise Warren, Marion; one sister-in-law, Thelma Aker, Chilhowie; a host of nieces and nephews.
Interment was held Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m. at Monte Vista Burial Park. A reception of friends and family was held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary and again following the Service of Celebration which was held from 7 to 8 p.m. at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. Pastors John Ripley and Wayne Cummings officiated the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all memorial contributions be made to the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 201 E. Market St., Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.
Appalachian Funeral Home in Johnson City, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.
Albert L. "Jack" Collins, age 78, of Saltville, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000 in Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie.
Mr. Collins was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Thompson Collins; two sons, Bobby Collins and Kenneth Collins, both of Saltville; three daughters, Debbie Poe of Chilhowie, and Janice Robbins and Bertha Sykes, both of Saltville; four brothers, Otis Collins of Saltville, Carl Collins and George Collins, both of Roanoke, and Harold Collins of Chilhowie; nine sisters, Bessie Collins, Ruth Duncan, Iowa Terry and Lola Repass, all of Saltville, Minnie Barbour, Pearl Dickerson, Ella Vaughn and Vernia Vaughn, all of Kingsport, and Nina Breedlove of Glade Spring; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Dunn officiating. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. in Elizabeth Cemetery.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements.
Vada P. Eggers, age 85, of Damascus, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Mrs. Eggers was born in Rock Creek, N.C., a daughter of the late James and Janie Roark Potter, and lived in Damascus most of her life.
She was the widow of the Rev. I. Blaine Eggers and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Glade Spring. She was also preceded in death by three brothers.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Lavone) Widener and Mrs. Bert (Brenda) Snodgrass, both of Damascus; two sisters, Ella Price of West Jefferson, N.C., and Mary Buchanan of Mountain City, Tenn.; three grandsons, Scottie Widener, Travis Dyson and Brent Dyson; one great-grandson, Tyler Widener; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Widener; granddaughter-in-law, Robin Widener; several nieces and nephews; sons-in-law, Dennis Widener and Bert Snodgrass.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. in Pleasant View Baptist Church with Herman Widener, the Rev. Carl Wilson, the Rev. Tim Stevens and the Rev. Roger Boyer officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus.
Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.
Dale Arnold Gross, age 53, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 in Smyth County Community Hospital.
He is survived by his stepmother, Lois Gross of Atkins; one brother, Darrell Gross of Atkins; five sisters, Goldie Wolfe, Charlene Hall and Penny Gross, all of Marion, Barbara White of Rural Retreat, and Rose Turner of Martinsville; two stepbrothers, Alfred Honaker of Atkins, and Arthur Honaker of Bland; three stepsisters, Connie Moore of Marion, Attie Perkins of Atkins, and Nancy Jefferson of Ivanhoe; a special niece, Tonya Perkins; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. in Barnett’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marion Boggs officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Barnett’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Melanie Diane Hughes, age 28, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 at her home in Abingdon.
Mrs. Hughes had lived most of her life in Smyth County before moving to Abingdon 3 1/2 years ago. She was a 1989 graduate of Marion Senior High School.
She is survived by her husband, Timothy Hughes; two daughters, Laken Nichole Moore, Chilhowie, and Stephanie Lynn Hamm, Sugar Grove; her mother, Nancy Snyder, Mountain City, Tenn.; her father, Carl "Gene" Billings, Marion; her stepfather, Wayne Snyder, Mountain City, Tenn.; her stepmother, Kay Billings, Marion; one brother, Donald W. Snyder, Mountain City, Tenn.; one sister, Missy K. Billings, Marion; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Howard (Lucy) Richardson, Sugar Grove; her maternal grandfather, James Grover Cox, Marion.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Calvary Baptist Church in Marion with the Rev. Marion Boggs officiating. Burial followed in the Slemp Cemetery.
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Herbert Wayne "Hub" Ingo, age 83, of Ivanhoe, and a recent resident of Wytheville Manor, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 in the Wythe County Community Hospital.
Mr. Ingo was born in Wythe County, the son of the late Christopher Columbus Ingo and Florence Miller Ingo and was preceded in death by a sister, Della Alley, five brothers, Harold, Pat, Thomas, Ray and Jay Ingo.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he participated in Operation Overlord, D-Day 1945 and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of IVA Lodge #173, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Rebekah Lodge, Encampment, Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge #235, A.F. & A.M., the Roanoke Scottish Rite and Kazim Temple.
Surviving are one sister, Rivers Ingo of Wytheville Manor; two brothers, Glen Ingo of Ivanhoe, and Clyde Ingo of Marion; a special nephew, Barry Ingo of England; numerous other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Reese Funeral Chapel with Mr. Jack King officiating. Interment followed in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Ivanhoe. American Legion Post #9 conducted graveside military honors.
IVA Lodge #173, I.O.O.F. and the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge #235 A.F. & A. M., conducted memorial services Sunday night, Jan. 23.
Reese Funeral Home in Austinville was in charge of arrangements.