Julia B. Hendricks
Mrs. Julia Burton Hucks Hendricks went home to be with her Lord on June 2, 2003. She had been a lifelong resident of High Point, NC before moving to Meadowview, VA in 1993.
Julia, born February 13, 1923 in Guilford Co., NC was the third daughter of the late Gurney Willard and Lona Ward Burton. She was married November 27, 1942 to Benjamin Frank Hucks, Jr. who died February 24, 1962. In 1975, she married William O. Hendricks who died in 1993.
She was an active member of Fellowship Baptist Church and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class.
She was a 1940 graduate of High Point High School and was retired from Prudential Insurance Co, High Point, NC.
Her sister, Katherine Ayers of Graham, NC, preceded her in death.
She is survived by daughters Linda Hucks Pullum and husband Don of Thomasville, NC, Rebecca Hucks Sargent and husband Phillip of King, NC, JoEllen Hucks Davis and husband Stuart of Winston-Salem, NC; son Herman J. Hucks and wife Lydia of Meadowview, VA; grandchildren Martha Hucks Poland, Benjamin Hucks, Amanda Hucks, John Hucks, Krys Sargent, Shane Sargent, and Patricia Faux; great-grandchildren Carolina Sargent, and Kiya Faux. She is also survived by sisters Winifred Shufelt, Asheville, NC, Iris Austin, Thomasville, NC, Mary Neese, Winston-Salem, NC, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday June 3, 2003, 7:00 P. M. at Fellowship Baptist Church, Ravenwood Dr., Meadowview, VA Pastor Bill Pealer will officiate. Visitation will follow immediately after the service. Interment will be at Floral Garden Park Cemetery, High Point, NC on Wednesday at 1:00 P. M.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Hospice of Southwest Virginia, 600 W. Ridge Rd., Wytheville, VA, or to the Building Fund of Fellowship Baptist Church, P. O. Box 216, Meadowview, VA.
Robert P. Connett
Mr. Robert Paul Connett, age 85, died at his home on Tuesday, June 3, 2003. He was born on August 3, 1917 to the late Bessie Salisbury Connett and Myron Connett of Wymore, NE.
He is survived by his family members including his wife, Janice Brugh Connett; son, Dr. Richard James Connett of Rochester, NY and his daughters Denise Eleanor of San Francisco, CA and Elise Marie of Brooklyn, NY; son, Charles Robert Connett and wife, Sheila Imelda Ostrom and their daughters, Nicole Marie, Kimberly Catherine and Diana Gail all of Noblesville, IN; daughter, Catherine Ann Connett of St. Paul, MN; a sister, Esther Marie Woodward of San Jose, CA; a brother, Dean Morphet Connett and wife Vera Mae Belt of Lincoln, NE.
Mr. Connett graduated in 1946 from the Rolla School of Mines with a B.S. Degree in Mining Engineering. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of WW II having served with the Army Corps of Engineers in Africa, in the invasion of southern France and in the invasion of southern Germany. He retired from the U. S. Army in 1953 with the Rank of Major.
Mr. Connett worked for the U. S. Gypsum Company from 1949 until his retirement in 1983 but he continued to serve as a consultant on mining issues. He and his wife moved extensively with USG including stops in Tawas City, MI, in Windsor, Nova Scotia Canada, in Kingston, Jamaica of the British West Indies where he built a new quarry and plant, and in Plasterco, VA where he was plant manager for 23 years. During his tenure there he also opened a second mine. He and his wife retired to Abingdon in 1983.
He was very active in the United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Washington County Historical Society, Virginia Manufacturer’s Association and the Virginia Safety Association. He served Washington County in many ways including serving as Chairman of the Washington County Existing Industry Committee for the Virginia Community Certification Program, as a member of the Washington County Zoning Committee, as Chairman of the County Board of Zoning Appeals, as a member of the Abingdon Zoning Appeals Board and as a Board Member and Executive Committee Member at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
His retirement hobby was working on the computer and more importantly on family genealogies. He had helped many in the community as well as extended family and friends search their family ties. He and his wife traveled in many foreign countries taking photographs to share and gathering historical materials. They visited all 50 States and all of the provinces of Canada. He and his wife enjoyed 61+ years of marriage and felt blessed by God all along the way.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, June 29, 2003 in the Abingdon United Methodist Church. The family will greet friends following the service. In place of flowers, the family has asked that you honor Mr. Connett’s memory with a memorial donation to the Choir of the Abingdon United Methodist Church, 101 E. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 or to Hospice of Southwest Virginia, 325 Cummings Street, Abingdon, VA 24210.
Ford L. Holmes
Mr. Ford L. Holmes, age 73, went to be with the Lord Thursday June 5, 2003 at his residence. Ford was a lifelong resident of Washington County except when he served in the U. S. Air Force. He attended the Outreach for Christ Chapel and retired from Bristol Metals with 29 years of service.
Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Lois South Holmes, Abingdon, VA, a daughter, Kathy Holmes Rodgers, Tampa, Florida, two sisters, Audrey Black and Pauline Henley both of Abingdon, VA, two special nieces, one great niece.
A funeral service will be conducted Sunday June 8, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Thurman Chapman and Rev. Gene Reynolds officiating.
Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Craig South, Dwayne South, Jason Smith, J. T. Martin, Jimmy Calloway, Nick Coleman, Chip McCall, Trevor Gill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kerry Henley, Paul Campbell, Jim Calloway, Ron Fleenor, David Carbary, Dean Smith, Billy Carbary, Ed Johnson, Phillip Fleming, Robbie Baumgardner, Junior Henley.
A special thanks to the following: Dr. Conrad, Dr. Wallace, Dr. Spiegel, Dr. Tillinghast, Hospice staff and the 5th floor nurses at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Mr. Lester Aistrop, age 80, passed away Wednesday June 4, 2003.
Mr. Aistrop was a lifelong resident of Washington County and retired from U. S. Gypsum after 35 years of service. He had been a member of the Friendship Baptist Church for the past 19 years.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Belle Wynegar Aistrop, Glade Spring, VA, a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Monica Aistrop, Maryville, TN, two sisters, Elveta Henderson, Goshen, Indiana and Juanita Poston, Dickensonville, VA, two grandchildren, Matthew Aistrop and Kristen Aistrop, a great grandchild, Katlyn Aistrop.
A graveside service will be conducted Friday June 6, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in the Baptist Cemetery, Glade Spring, VA with Rev. Paul Jones and Mr. Bart Wynegar, Minister officiating.
Interment will follow the graveside service.
There will be no visitation in the funeral home.
Those attending the service are asked to assemble at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church or to the Glade Spring Volunteer Life Saving Crew.
Susie Jordan Warren
Mrs. Susie Jordan Warren, age 86, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Virginia where she was a member of the Barnes Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Warren and four sons, Herbert Warren, Howard Warren, Carl Warren and Clifford Warren. She is survived by:
Three sons, Fred Warren of Winston Salem, NC
Rodney Warren of Abingdon, Va.
James Warren, Sr. of Meadowview, Va.
Five daughters, Eileen Myers of Winston Salem, NC
Betty Corbett of Columbia, SC
Patricia Banner of Abingdon, Va.
Wanda Kestner of Glade Spring, Va.
Donna Quetsch of Abingdon, Va.
One brother, George Jordan, Jr. of Danville, Va.
21 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, June 7, 2003, at 2:00 PM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roger Hearl and Rev. Rev. Donald Denton officiating. Burial will follow in the Warren Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 – 9 PM Friday at the funeral home or anytime at the home of Rodney Warren, 18101 Kenwarn Lane (off of Wyndale Road in Abingdon).
Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons.
Frank D. Blackwell
Mr. Frank Daniel Blackwell, 66 of Abingdon, formerly of Tullahoma, TN died Friday June 6, 2003 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Mr. Blackwell was born June 12, 1936 in Washington Co, VA to Sarah Blackwell Rudder and the late William Blackwell. He was a graduate of Damascus High School and attended Rosedale Baptist Church. He worked for the Tullahoma News in Tullahoma, TN and Inove Graphics in Kingport.
Survivors include his mother: Sarah Blackwell Rudder of Abingdon; daugter: Jeri Blackwell Bohanan and son-in-law Steven of Tullahoma, Tn; sons: David Jeffrey Blackwell of Tullahoma; Donnie Lane Blackwell and daughter-in-law: Anie Blackwell of Estill Springs, TN; grandchildren: Bobby Blackwell, Joey Blackwell, and Cory Bohanan; special niece: Brigetta Blackwell of Abingdon, VA; special loved one: Sylvia Blackwell of Tullahoma, TN; brother: John H. Blackwell and wife Dot of Manchester, TN; Gary Wayne Blackwell of Abingdon; sister: Shirley Lowe and husband Marcus of Kingsport, TN.
Funeral services will be held Monday June 9, 2003 at 1:00 P. M. at Farris Funeral Chapel. Dr. Donald L. Paxton will officiate. Interment will follow in Mountainview United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Osborne, Jackie Osborne, Mike Lowe, Ernest Lowe, Junior Blackwell, Jerry Blackwell, and Earl Blackwell.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-9 P. M. at the funeral home.
Paul E. Frazier
Mr. Paul Eugene Frazier, age 79, went to be with the Lord Monday, June 09, 2003, at the James A. Quillen Medical Center. He was a native of Northfork, West Virginia and had made his home in Bristol the last 44 years. He was a retired salesman with Armour and Company having worked 42 years. He was a member of the Fellowship Chapel in Bristol. Mr. Frazier helped to establish the Southwest Virginia Chapter of Ex-POW’s. He served as commander of the Southwest Virginia Chapter and was the state commander of the Ex-POW’s He was a member of the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post #6975, the American Legion and the James Peters DAV Post #58. He is survived by
His devoted and loving wife of 55 years, Margaret Pickett Frazier.
A son, Ronnie Frazier and wife, Phyllis of Bristol, Va.
A daughter, Linda Mathes and husband, Ronnie of Bristol, Va.
Four grandchildren, Josh, Chris, Ronnie and Brande Doss
A brother Jimmy Frazier of Princeton, W. Va.
Special sisters-in-law, Ima Ingle and husband Jack, Mary Adams and husband Albert
Rachel Cook and husband, Ted and brother in law, Bill Pickett
A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 6:00 PM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A committal service will be held Thursday at Noon in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens with military rites by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post #6975. Family and Friends are to meet at the funeral home by 11:30 AM on Thursday.
Elizabeth J. Shelton
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Shelton, age 87, died Tuesday June 10, 2003 in the Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN.
She was a member of the East Bristol Church of Christ and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Berwind, West Virginia Chapter #141 and was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Shelton, a son Grover “Buddy” Shelton, an infant daughter, Janet Shelton, brothers, Ernest Horn and John Ira Horn and sisters, Flora Bell Stiltner and Patti Stiltner..
Survivors include two grandchildren, Carlotta Shelton, Cross City, Florida, Christopher Shelton, Balitmore, City, MD, two great grandchildren, Sierra Branch, Cross City, Florida, Savannah Alexis Shelton, Baltimore, MD, brothers, Squire Horn and Ed Horn both of Paint Lick, VA, Ervin Horn, Raven, VA, Harvey Horn and Andrew Horn both of Cedar Bluff, VA, Hayes Horn, Ohio, a sister, Virgie Matney, Doran, VA, special niece, Glenna Pauley, West Virginia, a special friend, Jack Odum.
A funeral service will be conducted Friday June 13, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Mr. Richard Gaminde officiating.
Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be J. D. Matney, Charlie Matney, Toy Horn, Ricky Horn, James Horn,
Dana Pauley, Nathaniel Mais, Dennis Pauley, Jerry Pauley.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society,
P. O. Box 246, Abingdon, VA 24212.
Miss Coralen Tidwell died Thursday, June 12, 2003 at the Grace Healthcare Center in Abingdon.
Born in Morgan County, TN, she was a daughter of the late James Riley Tidwell and Henrietta Ralston Tidwell. She had formerly lived in Martinsville, VA and moved to Abingdon in 1985. Miss Tidwell was member of the Palestine Baptist Church..
Miss Tidwell is survived by three sisters, Glen Dora Tidwell of Abingdon; Ruth King and Girnell West, both of Laport, IN; a half-brother, Junior Tidwell of Bandy, VA; two half-sisters, Sharon Bandy and Karen Bandy both of Bandy, VA and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 14, 2003 at the graveside in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Randy Johnsey officiating.
Family and friends will serve as casket bearers.
Those attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 A.M. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M., Friday at the funeral Home.
Harold J. Elswick
MR. HAROLD J. ELSWICK, age 69, died Thursday, June 12, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He had lived in Buchanan County, Virginia until 1996 when he moved to Meadowview. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran and a retired bulldozer operator for the United Coal Company having worked 26 years. After retirement, he became a dedicated farmer. He was a member of the Vansant Church of Christ and the American Legion Post #164. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jennings Taft and Flora (Bailey) Elswick and a brother, Elmer Elswick. He is survived by:
His wife, Nova Looney Elswick
Three sons, Samuel T. Elswick of Birchleaf, Va., James Adam Elswick of Meadowview, Va., Phillip Michael Elswick, Vansant, Va.
One daughter, Tammy Sue Belcher of Gray, Tenn.
Four sisters, Helen Yates of Abingdon, Va., Fern Duty of Grundy, Va., Carol Wilkie of Abingdon, Va., Connie Azure of Blountville, Tenn.
Five grandchildren, Joshua Elswick, Sarah Elswick, Rena O’Quinn, Teddy Joe Belcher, Jessie James Elswick
Two great grandchildren, Matthew Logan O’Quinn and EmaLee (correct) Renea Belcher
Special Friends, Bill Deel and Carl Anderson
A funeral service will be held Sunday, June 15, 2003, at 2:30 PM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Mr. Mike Rife officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell’s Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 PM Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Teddy Belcher, Matthew O’Quinn, Jennings Yates, Gary Elswick, Mike Caudill and Jim Caudill. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Deel, Carl Anderson, Bill Farris, Robin Yates, Jeffery Lester, David Lester, Dr. William Taylor, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Dr. J. P. Sutherland.
MRS. KARMIE FARMER, age 83, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Cleveland, Virginia and had lived in West Virginia before moving to Abingdon. She was a member of the Trigg Street church of God. Karmie was a special mother, grandmother and enjoyed sewing and working with flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Farmer. She is survived by:
One son James Dennie “Dennis” Farmer and wife, Delores Morrison of Meadowview, Va.
One Brother, Dewey Kiser of Abingdon, Va.
Eight Sisters, Ollie Wilson and husband, Dewey of Wattsworth, Ohio
Fonnie Duty of Akron, Ohio
Magelena Musick of Riddman, Ohio
Irene Musick of Abingdon, Va.
Bonnie Jean Breeding of Littlestown, Penn.
Ella Dean Keith and husband, Joe of Abingdon, Va.
Shirley Sykes of Abingdon, Va.
Novella Thompson and husband, Fred of Bristol, Va.
Two grandchildren, Rebecca Taylor and husband, Robert of Cynthiana, Ky.
Will Farmer of Meadowview, Va.
Several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Dorothy Utt
A funeral service will be conducted Monday, June 16, 2003, at 2:00 PM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wayne Chant officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 9 PM Sunday at the funeral home or anytime at Karmie’s home.
Pallbearers will be James Kiser, Clydis Kiser, Mike Sykes, David Sykes, Will Farmer, Robert Taylor, Freddie Thompson and Mark Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Smith, J. R. Carr, Charlie Street, Nick Foster, Jerry Musick, Albert Owens, Roger Owens, Ron Wilson, Jack Lyons, Dr. Andrew Rhinehart and Dr. Emory Robinette.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Trigg Street Church of God, 333 Trigg Street, Abingdon, VA 24210. The family would like to give a special thanks to Grace Healthcare Center, Home Nursing Service of Southwest Virginia and special caregivers, Linda Houser and Shelby Alexander for their kindness shown during Karmie’s illness.
James M. Faw
Mr. James Moscow Faw, 79, died Monday June 16, 2003 at his home.
A native of Bontown, WV, Mr. Faw was a U. S. Army Veteran and was retired from Hapco. He was a member of Greendale Chapel.
Survivors include his wife: Grace Faw; three sons: Bruce Faw of Meadowview; Alvin Faw of Marion and Mark Faw of Meadowview; one daughter: Linda Jablonski of Johnson City, TN; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday June 19, 2003 at 11 AM at The National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tennessee. Rev. Jerry Eggers will officiate.
Hazel Sullivan Hengerer
Mrs. Hazel Sullivan Hengerer, age 79, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at her residence.
She was born in Sturgills, NC and was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Howard Hengerer, JR and a sister, Blanche Ballard. Mrs. Hengerer was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church and was involved in many clubs and activities and was a well known flower judge. She was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She had taught school for many years and was retired from the Bristol Virginia School System.
She is survived by her sister, Polly Zeller of Springfield, Missouri and several nieces and nephews
It was Mrs. Hengerer’s wishes to be cremated and her ashes to be scattered on Whitetop Mountain. A memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Farris Cremation and Funeral Center (located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens) 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, Virginia is serving the family of Mrs. Hazel Sullivan Hengerer.
Caven Alexander Calloway
Caven Alexander Calloway, infant son of Chris and Candice Cress Calloway, went to be with the angels, Friday June 20, 2003 in the Community Hospital of Roanoke.
Other survivors include paternal grandparents, J. R. and Ramona Calloway, Meadowview, VA, paternal great grandfather, Jim Calloway, Abingdon, VA, maternal grandparents, Joe and Margaret Cress, Meadowview, VA,
maternal great grandmother, Helen Cress, Fincastle, VA and Pauline Hagy, Norton, VA, aunts, Karen Hollick, Melbourne, Florida and Andrea Morton, Bristol.
The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday June 24, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the graveside in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Tommy Wilson officiating.
A special thanks to the sixth floor nursing staff at the Community Hospital of Roanoke, the Ronald McDonald House, Roanoke, VA and the Meadowview Volunteer Fire Department.
There will be no visitation in the funeral home.
Ruth I. McCormick
Miss Ruth I. McCormick, 72, of Abingdon died Sunday June 22, 2003 at Grace Healthcare Center.
Miss McCormick was a native of Pittsylvania County and had lived in Washington County most of her life. She was a member of Abingdon Church of Christ and was retired from Abingdon Harwood.
Survivors include two sisters: Dora Lee Hampton and husband Roy; Nancy Whittaker and husband Jack all of Abingdon; one sister-in-law: Geneva McCormick of Bristol; a special friend: Faye Roark; several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday June 24, 2003 at 11 AM at Knollkreg Memorial Park. Mr. Bill Haywood and Mr. Joe Scroggin will officiate.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8 PM at Farris Funeral Service.
Special thanks to Grace Healthcare and staff, Hospice of S.W. VA, Dr. Swank and Marie of Abingdon Ambulance and Washington County Life Saving Crew.
Contributions may be sent to Washington County Life Saving Crew or Hospice of Southwest Virginia.
Lawrence E. Kestner
Lawrence Edward Kestner, age 57, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was born on April 30, 1946 in Washington County and was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Kestner. He was a retired employee of the U. S. Gypsum Company in Saltville.
Mr. Kestner is survived by his wife, Delores Jo Kestner; his mother, Sadie Kestner of Meadowview; two daughters, Tracy Hicks and husband David, and Renee Woodward and husband Walt all of Meadowview; two sons, Chris Kestner and wife Mellissa and Jeff Kestner and wife Carita all of Meadowview, VA ; five brothers; Donnie Kestner, Larry Kestner, Randy Kestner, Wayne Kestner all of Glade Spring and Lyle Kestner of Jacksonville, FL; ten grandchildren, Alicia, Adrian, Brittany, Jeffrey, Joanna, Cammie, Kent, Adrianna, Justin and Courtney; two great-grandchildren, Bailey and McKenzie and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 P.M., Thursday, June 26, 2003 in the Mt. Rose Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. John E. Massey, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the cemetery. There will be no visitation or viewing at the funeral home. Those attending the service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 3:50 P.M. Thursday.
Jason P. Hooks
Mr. Jason P. Hooks age 20, of Abingdon died Tuesday, June 24, 2003.
A native of Pennsylvania, he had lived here since 1997 and was a graduate of John Battle High School. Jason was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his parents: John and Dori Bowden of Bristol; two brothers: John Douglas Bowden and Andrew Tyler Bowden both of Bristol.
A memorial service will be held Friday June 27, 2003 at 11:00 A. M. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Abingdon. The Reverend Craig R. Wylie will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jason’s memory to St. Thomas Episcopal Church 124 E. Main St. Abingdon, VA 24210.
Gladys W. Davis
Mrs. Gladys Wade Davis, 95, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Big Stone Gap and had lived in Meadowview and Abingdon since June 1970. Mrs. Davis was a graduate of the University of Virginia and was a retired teacher with 43 years of service in Wise County, Virginia. She was a member of the Meadowview United Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Circle, the Virginia Retired Teachers Association and the Meadowview Extension Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude S. Davis.
She is survived by: One niece, Mrs. Clancie Anne McCraw of Blacksburg, VA; Two stepsons, H. Russell Davis of Abingdon, Va.., W. B. Morley of Mount Sidney, Virginia ; Three step grandchildren, a step great grandson, Four great nieces and nephews and six great great nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, June 29, 2003, at 2:00 PM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Katye Fox officiating. Burial will follow in the Knollkreg Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Active pallbearers will be Fred Buckles, Arthur Neese, Bill Neese, Don May, Bob Cornett, Ned Hayter, Eddie Gray.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Wilkinson, James Nicely and Sam Vaughn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Meadowview United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 255, Meadowview, VA 24361.
Nakeesha Anne Colquitt
Nakeesha Anne Colquitt (Kiwi or Princess), age 17, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday June 24, 2003.
Nakessha was active for four years in cheerleading and track and was in the color guard for three years at Patrick Henry High School. She was a 2003 graduate of Patrick Henry High School and was Miss Patrick Henry her junior year.
She was a model for Brenda Wilson’s Modeling Agency and traveled to Atlanta, GA to pursue her modeling career. Nakeesha was featured in her first catalog which she was a model for cheerleading uniforms. She was planning to attend Concord College in Athens, West Virginia this August, where she planned on running track. These are only a few of her accomplishments.
A special note to Halea,
Nakeesha and Halea had a very special bond. When everyone in the world was around Halea, she wanted her “sissy,” Nakeesha, they were two of a kind. Half of the time, strangers thought Halea was Nakeesha’s daughter. They were inseparable and Nakeesha loved Halea more than life itself. Halea thought the world of Nakeesha, she was truly her best friend.
Survivors include her mother, Linda Colquitt, Abingdon, VA, formerly of Glade Spring, VA, her father, Mack Colquitt, Sr., Tacoma, Washington, also, one brother, Mack Colquitt, Jr., Abingdon, VA, her grandmother, Patricia Miller, Abingdon, VA, formerly of Glade Spring, VA, very special aunt, Regina Surber, Chilhowie, VA, an aunt, Sandra Holbrook, Meadowview, VA, great grandmother, Trula White, Abingdon, VA, her one and only niece, Halea Brook Colquitt, Bristol, VA, several other aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
The funeral service will be conducted Sunday June 29, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Darrell Martin and Reverend Melvin Johnson officiating.
Interment will follow in the Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mack Colquitt, Jr., Chris Barnes, Pee Wee Hicks, Matthew Carter, Brandon Offield, Justin Floyd, Joey Fry.
Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Faidley (USMC), Rodney Nichols, all of her many friends at Patrick Henry High School, Coach Selfe, Anthony Patton.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Roby Bruce Jones
Mr. Roby Bruce Jones, age 69, went home to rest with his savior Thursday, June 26, 2003 at the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, VA.
Born on April 23, 1934, he was a son of the late Lonzie Jones and Lula Price Jones. He was also preceded in death by his wife Eva Price Jones. He was a resident of Abingdon where he worked as a convenience station attendant for the Washington County Solid Waste Department before his retirement.
He is survived by a daughter, Wanda Moore and husband Steve of Saltville, VA; a granddaughter, Amber Moore of Saltville; a brother, Hassell Jones and wife Stella of Abingdon. He is also survived by several relatives and many good friends.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Monday, June 30, 2003 in the House of Prayer Church with Rev. Herbert Bailey and Rev. Charles Clifton officiating. Interment will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be family members and the following friends, Roy Norris, Pete Cuddy, Les Royston and Eddie Widener. Honorary casket bearers will be family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home or any time at the home of his daughter in Saltville.
Charles G. Vaughan
Springfield, Massachusetts – Charles G. Vaughan, 78, of the Hungry Hill section of Springfield was called safely home on Wednesday, June 25, 2003. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps prior to World War II at the Hungry Mother Park in Virginia. He then enlisted in the United States Army Air Force during World War II and attained the rank of Sergeant. Following World War II he re-enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country during the Korean Conflict. He later served during the Vietnam Conflict and received the Vietnam Service Medal. He retired from the Air Force after more than 20 years of service with the rank of Staff Sergeant following his military retirement he was employed as a custodian for the Springfield School Department and worked at the Tapley Street School and the Glenwood Elementary School and retired in 1981. He also worked part-time at the Connecticut Valley Biological Supply Company in Southampton. He was born in Alvarado, Virginia on November 23, 1924 a son of the late Leslie E. and Eula L. (Larmer) Vaughan and moved to Springfield in 1962. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Church in Springfield. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps Chapter 158 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home in Holyoke, a member and past senior vice commander of the Disabled American Veterans Post 68 in Springfield and a member of the Agawam and Fairview Sportsman’s Clubs. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 46 years, Odelia R. (Cote) Vaughan who was called home on November 29, 1997 and his beloved son, Lance Corporal Ronnie G. Vaughan who was killed in action in Vietnam on January 21, 1971. He leaves his loving children, Brenda A. DiLuzio and husband Alan of East Longmeadow, Mary L. McIntire and her husband Robert of Chesterfield, VA; Joseph L. Vaughan and his wife Cynthia of Springfield, Edward A. Vaughan and his wife Lucy of Springfield; Rose M. Papineau and her husband Michael of Palmer, John C. Vaughan and his wife Deborah of Westfield and Linda R. Whalen and her husband Michael of Palmer.
His 18 cherished grandchildren and his five cherished great-grandchildren. His dear brother, Jerry Vaughan of Damascus, VA. His four dear sisters, Dorothy Smith of Fairfield, Va; Virginia Williamson of Meadowview, VA; Ann Pierce of Abingdon, VA and Marilyn Pennington of Nixa, MO and his many dear nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his dear brother, Jack Vaughan who was called home on October 12, 2001.
His funeral will be held Monday morning, June 30, 2003 at 8:45 a.m. from the St Pierre Springfield Funeral Chapels, 7 Chapin Terrace at the corner of Chestnut Street in Springfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Church, Armory Street in Springfield. His burial with military honors will follow the Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Road in Springfield. His family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday June 29, 2003 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made in his memory to the Massachusetts Civilian Conservation Corps Chapter 158 in care of the Holyoke Soldiers Home, 110 Cherry Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. Information furnished by Farris Funeral Service, Inc., Abingdon, Virginia.
Dora Blanche Counts
Mrs. Dora Blanche Counts, age 92, died Sunday, June 29, 2003 at the Grace Health Care Center.
She was born on January 13, 1911 in Washington County, Virginia and was a daughter of the late Charles Akers and Mona Webb Akers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Gilmer Counts. She attended Temple Baptist Church.
She is survived by a brother Curtis Akers of Marion, OH; special sisters-in-law, Joyce Akers and Ruth Taylor both of Abingdon and special nieces, Angelia Akers of Abingdon, and Vickie Kendrick and Tammy Vicidomini both of Bristol, VA and several other nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at the graveside in Knollkreg Memorial Park with Rev. John W. Price officiating.. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M., Wednesday till 10:45 A.M. before the service.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be Dr. Robert W. Walker, Tom Kendrick, Danny Akers, Eddie Akers, Roger Childress, Ronnie Akers, Terry Akers and Steve Fetter.
In place of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Temple Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1182, Abingdon, VA 24212.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Grace Health Care Center and the Hospice of Southwest Virginia.
Jordyn Tray Lawhorn
Jordyn Tray Lawhorn, infant son of Tracy and Christy Bare Lawhorn passed away on June 15, 2003. He was preceded in death by maternal great grandfathers, O’Dell DeBusk and Russell Bare. Survivors other than his parents include
One Brother, Tristan of the home
Maternal grandparents, Chris and Lydia Bare of Salem, Va.
Paternal grandmother, Ruth Gibson of Delaware
Maternal great grandmothers, Louise DeBusk of Meadowview, Va and Corine Bare of Jefferson, NC
Paternal great grandparents, Leo and Carolina Lawhorn of Oak Hill, WV
Two uncles, T.C. Bare of Salem, Va and David Bibb of Oak Hill, WV
One aunt, Terri Lawhorn of Delaware
Several great aunts and uncles and cousins
A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 2:00 PM in the Sunset Memorial Park with Rev. Ken Neinke officiating. The family will receive visitors Saturday, July 5, 2003, at the home of Alan and Vickie DeBusk, 18060 Limestone Drive, Meadowview, VA.