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Miscellaneous Obituaries
Washington Co., Virginia

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Norma Jean Humphreys Yuhasz
Mrs. Norma Jean Humphreys Yuhasz, 56, passed away, Tuesday, October 07, 2003, at home after a brief illness with cancer. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late George H. Humphreys, Sr. and Annie Glass Humphreys. She was a graduate of Patrick Henry High School. Mrs. Yuhasz was a member of the Meadowview Pentecostal Holiness Church where she served as president of the women’s auxiliary, music director, teacher and youth leader. She was presently the clerk of the Washington County General District Court. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Gladys Faye, Betty Lee, Lila Virginia Humphreys; brothers Glenn, Delmar and Leonard Humphreys; sister-in-law, Mildred Humphreys; brothers-in-law, Bob Cullip and Rev. Wayne Parsons and a nephew, Kevin Wayne Parsons. She is survived by:
Her husband, Rev. Roger Lane Yuhasz
A son, George Louis Yuhasz of Raleigh, N.C.
A daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Yuhasz of Blacksburg, Va.
Three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernest and Margaret Humphreys, Paul and Lois Humphreys, George and Phyllis Humphreys, Jr. all of Abingdon, Va.
Three sisters and brother-in-law, Lavina Cullip of Abingdon, Va., Bertha Parsons of Meadowview, Va. and Phyllis and C.W. Price of Abingdon, Va.
Two sisters-in-law, Ruth Humphreys of Lynchburg, Va. and Mary Ann Humphreys of Abingdon, Va.
Several nieces and nephews
A funeral service will be conducted Friday, October 10, at 2:00 PM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Wilson and Rev. Ronald Olinger officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 9 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Nephews-Randy Humphreys, Mike Humphreys, Rick Humphreys, Rob Cullip, John Humphreys, Phillip Humphreys, Greg Humphreys, Mark Humphreys, Steve Parsons and great nephews, Jeremy Humphreys and Todd Humphreys. Honorary pallbearers will be Judge Thomas Hutton, Jr., Judge David D. Brown, Retired, Judge Joseph Tate, Judge Isaac Freeman, Connie Mack Steele, Dr. Emory Robinette, Michael Porcaro, Robert Whelen, David White, Rick Thomas, David Dalton, Keith Graham, Scott Belcher, and Tim Keller and the Adult Sunday School Class of the Meadowview Pentecostal Holiness Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Meadowview Pentecostal Holiness Church, P.O. Box 385, Meadowview, VA 24361. The family would like to acknowledge the special relationship Jean had with the clerks, Libby Giffen, Betsy Ratliff and Cindy Green.

Nancy Proffitt Spencer
Mrs. Nancy Proffitt Spencer, age 84, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003. Born on June 20, 1919, she was a daughter of the late James T. Proffitt and Mary Elizabeth Miller Proffitt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Junior Spencer; a half sister, Martha Hicks and two brothers, Joseph Proffitt and Charles Proffitt. Mrs. Spencer was a lifelong resident of Washington County. She is survived by a daughter, Betty Jane Spencer of Damascus, VA; several grandchildren, including Charlie Fields of Damascus, several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday, October 10, 2003 in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Griffin, JR officiating. Interment will follow in the Holston Conference Cemetery in Emory, Virginia. Casket bearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M., Thursday at the funeral home.

Lallah Faye Potter
Mrs. Lallah Faye Potter died Tuesday October 7, 2003 in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Faye was an optician for several years and was co-owner of Potter’s Abingdon Opticians. She was a fellow of the National Academy of Opticians and was of the Baptist faith. She was born January 8, 1943 in Maury, NC. She is survived by her husband, Sidney Potter, Bristol, TN, her daughters, Christine Potter Davidson and husband, Charles, Abingdon, VA, Kathleen Potter Mann and husband, Donnie, Charlotte, NC, Kelly Potter Puckett and husband Mark, Bristol, TN, Kerry Stacy and husband, Jon, Morristown, TN, her parents, David and Rachel Hagan, Bristol, TN, her sister, Anna Roberts, Rockville, MD, her brother, Michael Hagan, her grandchildren, Sarah Puckett, Lindsey Mann, Austin Mann, Jillian Davidson. The memorial service for Faye will be conducted Saturday October 11, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Mr. Jeff Noah and brother Phil Whitaker officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the memorial service. Instead of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Wellmont Bristol Regional Cancer Center, c/o Foundation Office, One Medical Park Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620, in memory of Faye.

Glen Worley
Mr. H. Glenn Worley, age 90, went to be with his Saviour on October 11, 2003 in Grace Health Care of Abingdon. Glenn was born October , 1913 in Washington County and lived his entire life in the Rich Valley Community. Farming was his joy for many years, then later, he was an employee of Abingdon Dodge and Wallace Oldsmobile. He was a member of the Abingdon Presbyterian Church, Lee Highway, and was preceded in death in 2001 by his wife, Mildred McCroskey Worley, and in earlier years, he was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Jo Anna Worley, and in the year 2003, the death of two brothers, Roscoe Worley and Pat Worley. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Dorthy Worley and a daughter and son-in-law, Dellene and Jim Eades, all of Abingdon, VA, six grandchildren, Teresa Howden, Pamela Sticken, Paul Wayne Worley, Beverly Tester, Cindy Woodward, Travis Worley, and six great grandchildren, one sister, Rhoda Pippen, Bristol, several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted Monday October 13, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Leuzinger officiating. The committal graveside service will be conducted Tuesday October 14, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Those attending the graveside service are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff of Grace Health Care and Hospice Care. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

Lorine Blevins Castle
Mrs. Lorine Blevins Castle, age 80, died Sunday October 12, 2003 at her home. Lorine was a lifelong resident of Abingdon and was a mother, grandmother and “Granny” to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Castle, her parents, William T. and Lucy Hess Blevins, a daughter, Doris Gilliam, a grandson, Gary D. Gilliam and a step-son, Junior Castle, sisters, Millie Hilt, Nannie Snead and a brother, Gilbert Blevins. Survivors include a son, James “Eyes” Castle and wife, Diane, two daughters, Ella Quesenberry and husband, Homer, JoAnne Reese and husband, Don, all of Abingdon, VA, step-daughter, Sandra Glover and husband, Bill, Richmond, VA, two brothers, Junior Blevins, Abingdon, VA and Richard Blevins, Bristol, VA, five sisters, Hazel Hodge and Katherine Thomas both of Abingdon, VA, Etta Millsap, Lothian, Maryland and Frances Turley and Jean Price both of Abingdon, VA, ten grandchildren, Sabrina Roark, Lisa Tyler, Michelle Gilliam, Chuck Reese, Donna Lowe, Travis Quesenberry, Tracey Linkous, Tommy Castle, Tammy Colangelo, Kristie Widener and ten great grandchildren and five step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday October 15, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Junior Gobble and David Gaminde officiating. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Chuck Reese, Travis Quesenberry, Tommy Castle, Keith Linkous, Blake Roark, Brandon Reese, Evan Gilliam. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Turley, Mike Price, Herman Snead, Wayne Thomas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Life Saving Crew, 237 Park Street, Abingdon, VA 24210. A special thanks to many family members and Ruth Lawson who cared for Lorine. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Clyde Ellis Sykes
Mr. Clyde Ellis Sykes, 68, of Abingdon died Sunday October 12, 2003 at his home. He was a native of Russell County and had lived in Abingdon for the past 30 years. He was a retired employee of the Washington County School System. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include his wife: Froncie Stiltner Sykes; three daughters, Teresa D. Tweed of Abingdon; Brenda J. Camacho of Orlando, FL; Angela K. Hobden of Bristol, TN; his father: William H. Sykes of Abingdon; one brother: Kenneth Sykes of Bristol, VA; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 15, 2003 at 10 AM at the branch chapel of Farris Funeral Service, located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, Virginia. Rev. Clyde Lambert will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 P. M. at the branch chapel of Farris Funeral Service, located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, Virginia.

Johnny Lee Bailey
Mr. Johnny Lee Bailey, SR, age 58, died Sunday, October 12, 2003 in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born on February 27, 1945 in Washington County, Virginia he was a son of the late Gordon and Mae Bailey. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Harris and Hazel Saltz. Mr. Bailey attended the Gospel Tabernacle Church and was a former employee of K. W. Transport Company. He is survived by his wife, Margie H. Bailey; a son, Johnny Lee Bailey, JR and wife Lisa of Abingdon; two daughters, Darlene Graham and husband Steve and Donna Roark and husband Tony all of Bristol, TN; two brothers, James Bailey of Bristol, TN and Charles Bailey and wife Betty of Bristol, VA; four sisters, Mildred Garrett of Abingdon; Peggy Harley and husband, Eddie of Bristol, VA, Annabelle Townsend of Bristol, TN and Shirley Knittel of Bristol, VA; five grandchildren, Dakota Leighan Bailey, Montana Dawn Bailey both of the home, Kayla Brooke Bailey, Megan Michelle Bailey and Justin Douglas Graham, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Thursday in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tim Norris and Rev. Dan Birchfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. View United Methodist Church Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Billy Garrett, Bob Pope, Eddie Smith, Van Roark, Michael Hall and Jim Bailey. Honorary casket bearers will be Justin Graham, Clinton Vestal, Jimmy Lee Hall, Danny Hall, Danny Roark, and Jamie Clark. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Betty Jean Smith Adkins
Betty Jean Smith Adkins departed this life after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, October 12th. She was born March 16, 1932 in McDowell County, W. Va. to Boice Ray and Vera Addison Smith, Russell County natives, who preceded her in death.Mrs. Adkins was a graduate of Tazewell High School, Tazewell, Va., and West Virginia Business College, Bluefield, W. Va.. She was secretary to Charles Lowry, Sr., of Lowry Real Estate for seventeen years. She was of the protestant faith and had accepted Jesus as her Savior. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Survivors include her husband, Bill Adkins, Bristol, Va., her son, David Boice Adkins, St. Charles, Missouri, her granddaughter, Amy Adkins, twin grandsons, Adam and Anthony Adkins, and their mother, Diane Adkins and sister, Bernice Smith Nash, Bristol, Tn., she is also survived by twenty first cousins including Lauretta Gray, a childhood companion, special friends, Don and Eloise Ellis, Charles and Daphne Lowry, Keith and Brenda Foster and many friends who knew her for her kindness and compassion. The visitation will be Tuesday, October 14, 2003 from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. at the Farris Funeral Home, 427 East Main Street with a celebration of her life beginning at 7:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. Tom Edwards and Rev. Larry Smith. The committal service will be conducted Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in Ketron Memorial Gardens, Lebanon, Va.. Those attending are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:00 a.m. Cousins will be pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be T.C.I. Group, Lowry and Foster Real Estate and Dr. Emory Robinette. The family wishes to thank her caregivers, Ernestine Helbert, Lisa Presley, Shirley Rymer and the Hospice Nurses for their devoted care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Cancer Association, 1255 West State Street, Bristol, Va., 24201.

Lola Frances Ennis Little
Mrs. Lola Frances Ennis Little, age 82, died Sunday, October 12, 2003 in the Salem Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem, VA. Mrs. Little was born on February 23, 1921 in Russell County, VA to the late Milton Ennis and Mattie Ellen Walden. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Woodrow Little; a daughter, Shirley Viola Bullen; sisters, Florence and Bessie; brothers, Willard and Charles and granddaughters, Mildred Sue Harless and Ina Marie Lumley. Mrs. Little was the last surviving member of her family and was a member of the Free Pentecostal Holiness Church. She is survived by five sons, Everette Little of Winston-Salem, NC, Sam Glen Little of Roanoke, VA, Bascom Clark Little of Eden, NC, and Romie Gene Little of Louisville, KY; nine daughters, Ina “Nona” Sullins and Pauline Harless both of Abingdon, Mary Mumpower of Stuart, VA, Hazel Simmons of Winston-Salem, NC, Dora Mae Harwood of Weaverville, NC, Vonda Newcomb of Roanoke, Bonnie Sue Milton of Winston-Salem, NC, Louise Bott of Salem, VA and Patricia Maxey of Elliston, VA; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 P.M., Wednesday in the Farris Funeral Chapel. Graveside Committal and interment services will be conducted at 11 AM, Thursday in the Knollkreg Memorial Park. Brother Paul Stanley, Brother, Ron Peal, Brother David Gibson and Brother Mike Spencer will officiate. Casketbearers will be the following family members; Jeffrey Harless, Ronald Lynn Little, J. R. Little, Charles Sullins, JR, Bryan Blankenship, Dallas Hughes, Jerry Harless, Wayne Harless and Walter Little. Honorary casket bearers will be Hugh Arnold, Frank Mumpower, Gilmer Harless, Kenneth Wolfe and Bobby Lloyd. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of the Salem Health and Rehabilitation Center. In place of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Salem Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1945 Roanoke, Boulevard, Salem, VA 24153. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 P.M., Wednesday before the funeral service.

Margaret Ann Bailey
Margaret Ann Bailey, long time resident of Abingdon Virginia, died as a result of a stroke at Johnston Memorial Hospital on October 18, 2003. She was born September 10, 1933 in Flatonia Texas and moved to Washington County with her former husband Archie Bailey in the 1950s. Her brother Daniel Johnson of Houston Texas and her sister Virginia Startz of Flatonia are still living as are her uncle Anton Pinn, her niece Kathleen and her nephew Derek. Her parents, Woodrow Johnson and Annie Pinn Johnson, and her stepmother Mary Johnson predeceased her. All three of her children are still living. Her youngest child, daughter Abigail Bailey Bell, married to David W. Bell, does computer drafting for the Texas Department of Highways and lives in Hemphill, Texas. Her middle child, daughter Shirley Ann Bailey and Ms.Bailey’s grandson Archie Lee Bailey are successful farmers and live in Clinchburg, Virginia. And her eldest child, son Ronald Bailey, married to Pamela Cole Friedman, works as a journalist and television producer and lives in Charlottesville, VA and Washington, DC. At the request of Ms. Bailey there will be no viewing nor visitation at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at the Forest Hills Memory Gardens on Monday, October 20 at 2:00 pm with Rev. John E. Massey , Jr. officiating. Ms. Bailey wanted to specifically mention her gratitude for the 34 years of friendship she shared with her doctors, colleagues and associates at Johnston Memorial Hospital while she worked in the Admissions Office, Business Office, Credit Office, E.R. Clerk’s office, and hospital switchboard. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart Association at P.O. Box 6215, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Morgan Daniel Davenport
Morgan Daniel (Danni) Davenport, infant daughter of Erik and Missy Davenport became one of God’s little angels on October 20, 2003. Survivors in addition to her parents are: maternal grandfather: L. J. Doss of Abingdon; maternal grandmother: Joyce Odum of Meadowview; paternal grandfather: Kenneth Davenport, Jr. of Hayters Gap, VA; paternal grandmother: Sandy Venable of Meadowview. A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday October 22, 2003 at 11:00 A. M. at Mountainview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Lula Mae Ray
Mrs. Lula Mae Ray, age 77, died Sunday, October 19, 2003 at the Shenandoah Nursing Home in Fishersville, Virginia. Born on September 27, 1926 in Russell County, VA, she was a daughter of the late Bailey Ball and Lina Whited Ball. She and was a former resident of Washington County. She is survived by her husband, John H. Ray, SR; a son John H. Ray, JR of Stuart’s Draft, VA; three daughters, Edith Lotts of Christiansburg, VA, Judy Foley of New Hope, VA and Linda King of Grottoes, VA; two brothers, Edward Ball of Atlanta, GA and Harry Douglas Ball of Bristol, TN; three sisters, Nora Ray of Meadowview, VA, Ellen Briscoe and Dorothy Hartley both of Bristol, TN; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, October 23, 2003 in the Glade Hills Church of God with Rev. J. L. DeBord officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Nephews will serve as casket bearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Blanche Bailey Eller
Mrs. Blanche Bailey Eller passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at the Bristol Wellmont Hospice House. She was born on December 15, 1934 in Panther West Virginia to the late Dick Bailey and Lona Reynolds Bailey She was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her husband, James M. Eller; her daughters, Sherry Abston and husband Jeff of Mroganton, NC; Teresa R. Hill of Greenville, TN; Rachel Larkey & husband Brian of Wilmington, NC; her sons, James R. Eller and wife Anne of Bristol, TN and Dexton Eller and wife Kendra of Murfreesboro, TN; a loving mother-in-law, Louella Eller; a very special niece, Sue Rector; special friends Linnie Odum and Bertha Rogers; a special friend and caregiver, Alta Hughes; eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter. A funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 P.M., Wednesday at the Forest Hills Memory Gardens Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon VA with Rev. Bill Brimer officiating. Private Entombment will be in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. Wednesday until the time of the service. The Forest Hills Memory Gardens Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon is serving the family of Mrs. Blanche Bailey Eller. In Lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to the Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Cannon Avenue, Bristol, TN 37620 or to the Bristol Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620.

Thurman Edward Lockhart
Mr. Thurman Edward Lockhart, age 57, died Monday October 20, 2003 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Thurman was a native of the Honaker area and was a graduate of Honaker High School. He had resided in Fairfax, Virginia for thirty-two years before moving to Abingdon three years ago. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his father, Earnest Lockhart. Thurman is survived by his wife, Carol Lockhart, Abingdon, VA, his mother, Ruth Honaker Lockhart, Rosedale, VA, his God son, Justin Jones, Bristol, TN, his sisters, Anna Jean Hutchinson and husband, Jim, Honaker, VA and Norma Griffith and husband, Bill, Rosedale, VA, His mother-in-law, Dorothy Lambert, Abingdon, VA, several nieces and nephews and many friends. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday October 23, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Temple Baptist Church with Pastor John W. Price, Pastor Richard Abbott and Mr. Cody Stinson officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill VA. Pallbearers will be Randy Fields, Alan Fields, Dave Scott, Mike Hutchinson, Ronnie Meade, Randy Stinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Spike Nickels, Art Robert’, Bobby Fields, Dr. Martin Monahan, Dr. Ernest Henry, James M. Hutchinson, III, Mark A. Hutchinson, Rodney Howard. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home.

Roger Wayne Reynolds
Roger Wayne (Winky) Reynolds, JR, age 25, died suddenly Monday October 20, 2003. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Roger Reynolds and Wanda Reynolds; his mother and step-father, Eva Johnson and Rick Johnson; a son, Dakota Lee Reynolds; a daughter, Destiny White; special friend Tammy Kirby; stepbrothers and step-sisters, Michelle Johnson, Michael Johnson, Teresa Booker, Aaron Compton, Jason Compton and Cassidy Harmon; his maternal grandparents, Ruth and John Kennedy and his paternal grandfather James Reynolds. The funeral will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Friday, October 23, 2003 in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul Price and Rev. Kimmy Bowman officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Casket bearers will be Greg Reynolds, Brian Rowe, Dual Rasnake, Stewart Harmon, Brandon McMillan and Mike Reynolds. Honorary casket bearers will be Bill Reynolds, Jerry Hicks, Josh Reynolds, Billy Reynolds, and Danny Rowe.

Willard Humprey Miller
Mr. Willard Humprey Miller of Abingdon died October 19, 2003. A reception of friends will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2003 from 4-6 PM at Farris Funeral Service 427 E. Main St. Abingdon, VA.

Floy Lee Johnson Bryant
Mrs. Floy Lee Johnson Bryant, age 85, passed away Saturday October 25, 2003 in the Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, VA. Mrs. Bryant was born in Ashe County, NC, October 3, 1918 and had lived most of her life in the Lodi Community of Washington County, VA. She was a member of the Damascus Senior Citizens and was a homemaker. Mrs. Bryant was a devoted mother and endured many hardships in her life. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Edward Johnson, her mother, Mary Melissa Oliver Johnson, her husband, James D. Bryant, Sr., a son, Thomas Guy Bryant, a grandson, Eric Young Bryant, four brothers, Carl, Arthur, Glenn, Delmer, five sisters, Clevie, Edith, Ethel, Vonnie and Mary. She is survived by three sons, Billy Ray Bryant, Sr., Manassas, VA, Wayne E. Bryant, Marion, VA, James D. Bryant, Jr., Mt. Juliet, TN, several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday October 28, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mahlon Wyatt and Rev. David Critcher officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Dale Bryant, Lee Bryant, Ralph Wilson, Jr., Bill Heath, Eugene Bebber, Lacey Dishon. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-9 p.m. in the funeral home.

Trula S. White
Mrs. Trula S. White, age 93, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, October 26, 2003, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a born in Butler, Tennessee a daughter of the late Cicero and Mary South. Trula was a member of the McCall’s Gap Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Howell and her second husband, Earl White. She is survived by: Two sons, David L. Howell and wife, Pat of Chilhowie, Va., Jerry Howell and wife, Emogene of Tulsa, Oklahoma Three daughters, Mary June Meade and husband, Kemp of Bristol, Va., Pat Miller of Abingdon, Va., Regina Surber and husband, Buster of Chilhowie, Va.; A special daughter-in-law, Joye Myers of Clovis, New Mexico; Two Sisters, Irene Prater of Chilhowie, Va., Beatrice Talbert of Claypool Hill, Va.; Special granddaughters, Linda Colquitt of Abingdon, Va., Sandra Holbrook and husband, Allen of Meadowview, Va., Denise Surber of _____ and grandchildren, Gilmer Meade and wife, Rhonda of Bristol, Va., Kemper Meade and wife, Rhonda of Mendota, Cathy Hart and husband, Alan of Bristol, Tenn., Jimmy Howell and Fredie (correct spelling) Howell of Tulsa , Okla., Special great grandson, Mack Colquitt, Jr. and fiancé, Heather Blitsch of Abingdon, Va., special great great granddaughter, Halea Colquitt and her mom, Rayetta of Bristol, Va. A special little friend, Katie Hunter of Chilhowie, Va.; Several Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:00 AM in the McCall’s Gap Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tom Sullivan and Rev. Eugene Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 – 9 PM Tuesday night at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Mack Colquitt, Jr., Allen Holbrook, Gilmer Meade, Kemper Meade, Luther Holbrook and Richard Tuggle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McCall’s Gap Presbyterian Church.

Bonnie Lee Dotson
Mrs. Bonnie Lee Dotson, age 68, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 22, 1935 in West Virginia and was a daughter of the late Worthy Runyon and Bertha Brady Runyon. Mrs. Dotson was also preceded in death by two sisters Pauline Golden and Linda Cunningham. She was a former resident of Alexandria Virginia and was retired from the American Virginia Water Works Company with 30 years of service. Mrs. Dotson was a member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Palmer C. Dotson; a daughter, Janice D. Osborne of Linden, VA; two brothers, Denzil Runyon of Lockney, WV and Darrell Runyon of Lost Creek, WV; four sisters, Maxine Kelly of Weston, WV; Geraldine Nicholson of Geneva, OH; Bernice Keesucker of Jane Lew, WV and Freda Swick of Jefferson, OH; two grandsons, Craig L. Osborne, JR and wife Tiffany and Caleb Osborne. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Elden Bergen officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Casket bearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M., Thursday at the funeral home. In place of flowers, the family has asked for memorial donations to the Pilgrim Baptist Church Awana Club Fund, P.O. Box 16438 Pilgrim Lane, Abingdon, VA 24211.

Norman Allen Stanley
Norman Allen “Bob” Stanley, 72, answered his Masters call early Monday morning October 27, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oakley and Myrtle Stanley, one son, Jeffrey Lynn Stanley, a brother, Bernie “Byrd” Stanley and his loving wife, Laquita Joy Kiser Stanley. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and then he was in sales for the remainder of his career. He was also a Mason, and an active member in the Lions Club. His other hobbies including farming, bluegrass music and travel. He contributed to a variety of different charities and was of the Baptist faith. He was the owner of Stanley Rentals. Survivors include one daughter: Kandi Stanley Berry; two sons: Mark Stanley and Todd Stanley; four grandchildren: Sonya Stanley Abel, Jeffrey Berry, Kaitlyn Bryans, and Cody Stanley; one great-granddaughter: Zailey Abel; five sisters: Sue Robinson, Brenda Eldridge, Elizabeth Williams, Jean Phillips, Jewell Leckliter; five brothers: Ned Stanley, Clyde Stanley, Don Stanley, Charlie Stanley and Connie Stanley; the “other brother” Jim Owens; very dear aunts, uncles, and huge extended family. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6-9 P. M. at Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon, VA. Funeral services will be held Thursday October 30, 2003 at 2:00 P. M. at Valley View Baptist Church on Rich Valley Road. Rev. Kenny Widner will officiate. Entombment will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens Chapel of Memories Mausoleum with Mason rites by York Lodge #12. Pallbearers will be Dallas Mullins, Leon Yates, Harvey Mays, Bill Venable, “Judge” Reynolds, Willis Manning, and Jim Yates. Honorary pallbearers will be Brady Williams, Paul Pyle, Butch Lunsford, Archie Monk, and Bill Ruble. This man influenced many lives, and he will be greatly missed.

Kason Robert Mulkey
Kason Robert Mulkey, newborn son of Kathleen Lee Bowman and Jessie Allen Mulkey went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He is survived by one brother, Brady Edward Mulkey of the home; his grandparents: Ronald and Peggy Bowman of Bristol, VA and Bill and Roxie Mulkey of Meadowview, VA his aunts and uncles: Robert and Jeannie Bowman of Bristol, VA; Eric and Angela Simerly of Johnson City, TN; Rebeca Bowman of Kingsport, TN; Les and Brenda Mulkey of Meadowview, VA; Pat and Angie Mulkey of Norton, VA; RoxAnne and Ronnie Blaylock of Bristol, VA; his cousins: Joey Brendel, A. J. and Kierstyn Simerly all of Johnson City, TN; Martha and Waylon Salyer of Kingsport, TN; Ashley, Kayla and Loren Mulkey of Norton, VA; Patti Holmes and Brook Smith of Bristol, VA; Thomas Gathercole and Abigail Bowmano of Bristol, VA. He is also survived by his great-grandfather: Curtis Bowman, his great-grandmother: Kathleen Greer and his great aunt: Robin Bowman. He was preceded in death by his special great-grandmother: Bertha Lee Worley Bowman who will be watching over him in Heaven. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 1, 2003 from 9-10:30 A.M. at Farris Funeral Service followed by a graveside service at 11 AM at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Rev. Paul Price will officiate.

William Howard Jackson
Bristol, VA Mr. William Howard Jackson, age 80 died Thursday, October 30, 2003 at the NHC Healthcare Center. He was born and lived in Washington County, Va. having been in Bristol for the past 54 years. He was a member of the St. Anne Catholic Church. Howard was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II and a retired employee of the Reynolds Metal Company. Survivors include His wife of 54 years, Mary Belle Roberts Jackson; Two brothers, Stoney Jackson and wife, Eula of Abingdon, Va., Paul Jackson and wife, Ann of Abingdon, Va.; One sister, Dixie Falls and husband, Phillip of Abingdon, Va.; One aunt, Pauline Surber of Saltville, Va.; Several nieces and nephews A funeral mass will be conducted Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 1:00 PM in the St. Anne Catholic Church with Rev. Timothy E. Keeney officiating. Entombment will follow in the Knollkreg Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM until 12:45 PM at the church. Pallbearers will be men of the Knights of Columbus at St. Anne Catholic Church. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the St. Anne Catholic Church, 350 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201.

Armilda Tiller
Mrs. Armilda E. Tiller, age 78, died Friday, October 31, 2003, at a local health care facility from a short illness. She was born July 28, 1925 in Wyoming County, West Virginia to the late Tice and Effie Lester. She attended the First Assembly of God Church in Abingdon. Mrs. Tiller was a homemaker and loving mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Tiller, Sr. in 1990. Also two sisters, Mary Lambert and Molly Lambert, a brother, Floyd Lester and a grandson, Randy Jarvis.
Those left to mourn include, Five daughters, Rosa Fields and husband, Oscar of Abingdon, Va.
Merle Jarvis and husband, Ray of Mansfield, Ohio
Mary McClanahan and husband, Stanley of Danese, West Virginia
Wanda Tiller, address unknown
Dora Cline and husband, Ervin of Justice, West Virginia
Four sons, Donnie Tiller of Highlands, California
Tommy Tiller and wife, Clara of Abingdon, Va.
James C. Tiller, Jr. and wife, Henrietta of Glen Rogers, West Virginia
John Tiller and wife, Marsha of Bristol, Tenn.
Four brothers, Ed Lester of Mansfield, Ohio
Herman Lester of Phoenix, Arizona
Alice Lester of Portland, Oregon
Posy Lester of Mansfield, Ohio
15 Grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren
A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at 2:00 PM in the branch facility of Farris Funeral Service located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon with Rev. Tim Norris and Rev. Leroy Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 – 9 PM Tuesday at the Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon. Pallbearers will be family and friends.


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