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Charlie E. Robins
MR. CHARLIE EDWARD ROBINS, age 74, died Monday, February 2, 2004, at his home. He was born October 20, 1929 in Russell County, Virginia to the late James Evans and Martha Cooper Robins. He had lived most of his life in Washington County, Virginia. Charlie was a retired employee of Washington County School System transportation department having worked 22 years. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah' s Witnesses in Meadowview. He is survived by: His wife, Patsy Tilson Robins
His children, Charles Edward Robins, Jr. and fianc\'e9e, Pat Matney and her daughters, Tonya and Nikki
Carol Elaine Robins, Linda Carroll and husband, Denny and Landon Robins
His brother, Clarence Robins and wife, Frances
Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A special aunt, Mary Fields
His special buddy, Ginger
A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at 2:00 PM in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah' s Witnesses in Meadowview with David Balazs, minister of the congregation at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah' s Witnesses. The family will receive friends anytime at their home, 29075 Smyth Chapel Road, Meadowview, VA.

Lonnie Smith Logan
On Monday afternoon, February 2, 2004, The Lord called home one of His angels, Lonnie Smith Logan. She was a native of Meadowview, VA and born on November 14, 1921 to the late John and Birdie Willoughby Smith. She attended and graduated from King' s Mountain Training School, Abingdon, VA in May 1941. Mrs. Logan was a loving wife to Erkward Logan, Sr. for more than 57 years and a devoted mother who instilled Godly character in all children. Mrs. Logan specialized in blessing each child with a unique love, patience and guidance that would ensure they were walking according to the will of God. Mrs. Logan was a faithful member who loved Zion Hill A.M.E. Zion Church, Meadowview, VA. She was always willing to serve with a servant' s heart in uplifting the name of Jesus; compassionate; and a great encourager of all she came in contact with. She was preceded in death by her son Erkward Logan, Jr. Mrs. Logan leaves to cherish her life: her husband: Erkward Logan, Sr. of Meadowview, VA; five children: John Logan of Charlotte, NC; David Logan of Atlanta, GA; Geri Mitchell of Chesapeake, VA; Sylvia Logan of Nashville, TN; Phyllis Paige of Chicago, IL; two daughters-in-law: Mildred Logan and Louise Logan; two sons-in-law: Allison Mitchell and Nathan Paige; two grandchildren: Jonathan Mitchell and Logan Paige; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Logan will be held Saturday February 7, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. at Farris Funeral Chapel. Rev. James A. Smith, Rev. William A. Austin, Rev. John Shelton and Rev. James C. Scott will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be: David Bradley, James Bradley, Billy Fullen, James Fullen, Jr., Warren Lindsey and John Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be: George Fullen, James Fullen, Sr., Lewis McVey and Tyler Pruitt. Flower bearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 P. M. at Farris Funeral Service.

Fred Holmes Wilson
Mr. Fred ' Do' Holmes Wilson, age 81, died on Wednesday, February 4, 2004. He was born in Smyth County on December 7, 1922. He lived most of his life in Tazewell and Russell County, Virginia, before moving to Abingdon in 1980. Mr. Wilson participated in five major battles in the European Theater during World War II under the command of General George S. Patton. He was also in three major battles in Korea, where he served with the famous 2nd Infantry Division and received the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He was retired from Clinchfield Coal Company in 1985 with 26 years of service. He served as secretary-treasurer, District 28 \endash UMWA in the early 1970' s. He was a member of the Local Union 1256, where he was an officer in most of the local union positions. He was a charter member of the Abingdon Memorial Post 1994 of the VFW. He served as quartermaster and later senior vice commander before resigning for health reasons. His special interests included fishing, baseball, and supporting Lebanon High School athletic events. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Hallie P. Wilson, one sister, Mrs. Jettie W. Patton, and one brother, Hassel R. Wilson. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was an active member of the Hansonville Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee and church clerk. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Norma Jean Wilson of the home, two sons, Freddie L. Wilson and his wife, Polly, Bristol, VA, Henry E. Farmer and his wife, Gay, Abingdon, VA, one daughter, Tammy Renee Shortridge Click, Richmond, VA, two granddaughters, Makenzie Click, Richmond, VA, Summer Jean Wilson, Bristol, VA, special friends, Doug and Amy Gardner, Rick and Anita Fore and their two sons, John and Jackson Fore and Hazel Caywood. The funeral service will be conducted Sunday, February 8, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jack Lyons and Rev. Michael Belcher officiating. Pallbearers will be members of the Abingdon V. F. W. Post 1994. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Hansonville Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens with military honors to be conducted by Highlands Fellowship Veterans Honor Color Guard. Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia, P. O. Box 349, Norton, VA 24273. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Helen Tweed Hearl
Helen Tweed Hearl passed peacefully to be with her Lord on Friday, November 6, 2004 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia following a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Brumley Gap near Abingdon on October 26, 1934 and married for 47 years to Eugene S. Hearl, Helen was loved by her family, grandchildren and many friends, and was an inspiration to many other victims of cancer. Helen was a member of Richlands' First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben H. Tweed and Josie Payne Tweed, and one brother, Carl Tweed. In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by two children, Gary E. Hearl of Richlands, and Phillip G. Hearl and his wife, Marsha Hearl, of Abingdon. Five adoring grandchildren, Christian Alexander Hearl, Eli Chapin Hearl, Morgan McKinley Blackburn Hearl, Hannah Michelle Hearl and Skylar Montana Blackburn Hearl, all of Richlands, Virginia as well as her step grandson, Alexander Matthew Nicewander of Abingdon, brought inspiration to their grandma. Helen was also survived by two brothers, Arley Tweed and James Tweed, and two sisters, Nellie Mitchell and Bertha Kitchens, all of Abingdon. Pallbearers will be nephews, Arley Tweed, Jr., Fred Tweed, Jack Mitchell, Reece Fields, Allen Hearl, Kirby Hearl, Roger Kestner, and Ronnie Hearl. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. William J. Baker, and Dr. Ben Cowan and staff, and the staff of Preferred Home Health of Richlands. The family would also like to acknowledge some special friends that Helen loved, including, Virginia Hearl, Vicki Hearl, Joan and Bill Scheuer, Eula and Kirby Smith, Lynda Bevins, Billie Ann and Ken Trent, Darlene and Ray Bowling, Prema and Dr. G. V. Reddy, Betty and R. A. Cook, her Classmates of Greendale High School Class of 1954, Shelley and Paul Lallande, Gerri Alston, Kathryn and Jim Edwards, Margaret Ruth and Delano Compton, Carol Davis and the women of Richlands' First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry or Tri County Health Clinic of Richlands. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. David Brannock and the Rev. Clarence Dishman on Sunday, February 8, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. at the Abingdon United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon. The family will receive friends at Farris Funeral Home in Abingdon on Saturday from 6 to 9 PM.

Gordon H. Bingham
MR. GORDON H. BINGHAM, age 77, died Thursday, February 5, 2004 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leola Price Bingham and a son-in-law, David Griffith. He is survived by: Four daughters, Brenda Bingham, Joan Allen and husband, Ken, Ginger Griffith and Tammy Simms and husband, Dale.
A granddaughter, Stevie Griffith
Brothers and Sisters, Ruby Walters, Mary Ann Eldreth, Jack Bingham, Sarah Henderson, Richard Bingham, Dorothy Hagy, Jane Moser and Julia Davis. A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, February 8, 2004, at 1:00 PM in the Mountain View Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 \endash 8 PM Saturday, February 7, 2004, at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Bingham and Wayne Henderson. Friends are ask to meet at the cemetery before the service on Sunday. Military rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post #6975

Theresa Ann Hartwell
Theresa Ann Hartwell, age 39, passed away, Sunday, February 8, 2004 at the Grace Healthcare Center. She is survived by: Her Children, Joshua Hartwell and Travis Hartwell of Charleston, W. Va. and Eric Monk of Sissonville, W. Va.
Her Parents, Junior and Liz Blankenship of Abingdon, Va.
Sisters, Sherry Campbell of Charleston, W. Va.,
Donna Stiltner of Abingdon, Va.
Theresa Smith of Arizona
Angie Canter of Bristol, Va.
Christine Fleenor of Bristol, Va.
Brother, David Blankenship of Abingdon, Va.
A grandson, Nicholas Martin of Charleston, W. Va.
Very special friends of whom the family would like to say thanks, Don and Sue Fields of Abingdon, Va. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, February 12, 2004, at 12:30 PM in the Farris Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30 PM until the time of service.

George H. Roland
MR. GEORGE H. ROLAND, age 85, died Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Smyth County, Virginia having lived most of his life in Smyth County and Washington County, Virginia. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy, a member of the McCabe Lodge #56 I.O.O.F., and a retired self-employed building contractor. He was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church. George was preceded in death by brothers, Carl Roland, Nathan Roland, Estell Roland, Jim Roland and sisters, Virgie Hayden and Grace Crowder. He is survived by: His wife, Lucille B. Roland
His Children, Margaret Walton of Bristol, Tenn.
Sonny Roland of Bristol, Va.
Steve Roland of Bristol, Tenn.
Donna Hopkins of Helen, Ga.
A brother, Lester Roland of Marion, Va.
Sisters, Freda Privett of Manassas, Va.
Rose Stamper of Chilhowie, Va.
Shirley Howell of Elkton, Md.
Betty McClure of Gray, Tenn.
8 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren and one Great Great Grandson
A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 14, 2004, at 2:00 PM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. Mark Ross and ________ officiating. Entombment will follow in the Glenwood Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 \endash 8 PM Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be the following grandsons, Joey Walton, Dwight Walton, Doug Walton, Mark Roland, Travis Roland, Artie Hopkins, Clay Hopkins.

John Dewey Wilson
John Dewey Wilson, 94, passed away 2/9/04. Born in Buchanan County, Virginia and formerly of Honaker, Virginia. He lived in Wadsworth, Ohio and attended The Reimer Road Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents Jake and Ora Wilson; brothers Lee, Leonard, Grover, George and Willard; sisters Beauty, Myrtle, and Gladys. Survived by wife of 75 years Ollie (nee Kiser); sons James (Catherine) Wilson, Walter (Emma) Wilson, and Ronald (Shirley) Wilson; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren; brothers Homer Wilson and Earl (Virginia) Wilson; sisters Bessie Tiller, Marie Tiller, and Edith (Bobby) Conner. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 14, 2004, at 11:00 am, at Farris Funeral Service, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Virginia with Rev. Giles Wilson and Rev. Roy Lee Wilson officiating. Burial at Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon, Virginia. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 PM at Farris Funeral Service.

Nicholas Fachilla
FACHILLA, Nicholas \endash Age 86, died February 9, 2004. Survivors include his wife, Louise Agee Fachilla, Nashville; daughter, Jill L. Fachilla, Nashville; son, Frank (Shirley) Fachilla, Brentwood, granddaughter, Frankie Fachilla, Brentwood; sisters, Ann Fachilla, Utica, MI, and Emma Jean Laing, Romeo, MI; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Fachilla was a 1948 graduate of Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA, and was a long time resident of the Emory community. For many years he was an amateur radio operator, and his call sign, W4VBB, was heard around the world. He served as Field Director for the American National Red Cross at many locations in the United States and internationally. In 1999 he moved to Nashville. Two memorial services will be held this weekend to celebrate his life:
(1) Saturday, Feb 14 at 2 PM EST at Emory United Methodist Church in Emory, VA 24327, with Beverly Robinette, minister (Phone: 276.944.6842) and
(2) Sunday, Feb 15 at 2 PM CST at McKendree Village Chapel, 4347 Lebanon Pike in Hermitage, TN 37076, with Jim Robinson, minister (Phone: 615.871.8200).
Visitation with the family will take place following the service at each location. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial donation in the name of Nicholas Fachilla to: Emory & Henry College, IHEY Athletic Fund, PO Box 950, Emory, VA 24327. If flowers are sent, please send them directly to the church at either location, Emory, VA, or Hermitage, TN. Burial will be at Holston Conference Cemetery in Emory.

Alice Cassell Hite
Mrs. Alice Cassell Hite, age 93, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2004 at the home of her caregivers, Dwight and Reba Wagoner, her great niece. Mrs. Hite was retired from Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Virginia and was formerly of the Brumley Gap Community. She is survived by her daughter, Doris Coates, Portsmouth, VA, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, great great great nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. in the Brumley Gap Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Linkous officiating. Interment will follow in the Counts Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 3:00 until 3:30 p.m. in the church.

Mary Jane Helton Henderson
Mrs. Mary Jane Helton Henderson, 83, of Bristol died Friday February 13, 2004 at her home. A native and life long resident of Washington County, Virginia, Mrs. Henderson was the daughter of the late Richard and Carrie Miller Helton. She was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church. She was retired from Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton E. Henderson and her parents. Survivors include two daughters: Linda (Penny) Jenkins of Bristol; Betty Joe Trivette and husband Ralph of Glade Spring; three grandchildren: Alice Stout and husband Greg of Sevierville, TN; Kerry Wayne Jenkins and wife Stephanie of Britol; Mark Trivette and wife Shelly of Glade Spring; a special grandson: Jason Boehmer and wife Elisabeth-Ann of Glade Spring; six great-grandchildren. The family wishes to say a special thank you to Wellmont Hospice. A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:00 P. M. at Knollkreg Memorial Park on Sunday February 15, 2004. Rev. Dennis Banks will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6-8 P. M. at Farris Funeral Service.

Orien Kenneth Phipps
Mr. Orien Kenneth Phipps, 81, of Abingdon, died Friday, February 13, 2004 in the VA Medical Center, Washington, DC. Mr. Phipps was born July 12, 1922 in Clintwood, Virginia to the late Teamous and Grace Kelly Phipps. He was a member of the Abingdon Baptist Church, which he loved dearly and has been a great part of his life. Mr. Phipps served as a Staff Sergeant for the 5th Army, 85th Infantry Division, 337th Infantry Regiment, Company L in the United States Army in North Africa and Italy during WWII. He was awarded the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters and many other badges and medals of honor. Mr. Phipps was a member of the Abingdon Masonic Lodge #48 A.F. & A.M. and the Desert Sands Shrine Club and Kazim Shrine Temple of Roanoke, Virginia, as well as the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Phipps was a coal miner working as a repairman and fireboss for thirty-four years. He retired from Clinchfield Coal Company in 1977. His parents, as well as a brother, Ayers Phipps and sisters, Clara Phipps, Mary Phipps Ryan, and Dean Phipps Hughey preceded Mr. Phipps in death. Survivors include his wife of over 56 years: Connie Owens Phipps; one daughter: Sandra Phipps Hicks and husband Ed of Alexandria,Virginia; one grandson: Chris Morgan and wife Tracy of Dumfries, Virginia; two step grandchildren: Ashley and Eddie Hicks of Alexandria,Virginia; one brother: Avon Phipps of Vansant, VA; four sisters: Eunice Phipps Fleming of Bel Air, Maryland; Madge Phipps High of Reistertown, Maryland; Eva Phipps Allen of Concord, North Carolina, and Jean Phipps Taylor of Glencoe, Alabama; his stepmother; Lora Bryant Phipps of Clintwood, Virginia; two half brothers: Denver L. Phipps of Northlake, Illinois; Randy Phipps of Sevierville, Tennessee; one half-sister: Kathy Phipps Stanley of Clintwood, Virginia; six very special sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Betty Owens McClanahan and husband Gerald of Tazewell, Virginia; Karin Owens of Washington; Russell Owens and wife Joanna of Meadowview, Virginia and Tivis Owens of Abingdon, Virginia. Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and neighbors also survive Mr. Phipps. The family will receive friends at the Forest Hills Branch of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2004. Masonic rites will be presented by Abingdon Masonic Lodge #48 A.F. & A.M. at 8:00 p. m. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Abingdon Baptist Church with Dr. Steven W. Pollard officiating. A committal service will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, Virginia with military honors to be conducted by the Highlands Veterans Honor Color Guard. There will be a reception for family and friends in the Fellowship Hall of Abingdon Baptist Church following the committal service. Active casketbearers will be Charles Fleming, James Fleming, Gary High, Dennis Owens, Brad McClanahan, Bob Leonard. Honorary casketbearers will be Robert Fleming, Larry Turner, Michael High, Rick High, Rodney Allen, Daryl Allen, Martin Ryan, Gary Owens, Rick Owens, George Donaldson, James Owens, Sam Vandyke, Don Farmer, Don Roe, Bill Webster, Terry Radnoczi, Joe Andis, H. C. Kiser, Ray Duncan, John F. Mink, Jon Marc Leonard, Nathan Leonard, Richard Turley and Rick Stanley. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to the Abingdon Baptist Church, 361 W. Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia 24210, or to the American Cancer Society, Region IX Office, 230 Charwood Drive, Abingdon, Virginia 24210.

Ernest "Toby" Reynolds
Mr. Ernest Toby Reynolds, age 72, died Sunday, February 15, 2004 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 28, 1931 in Washington County, Virginia and was a son of the late James Reynolds and Mozelle Nunley Reynolds. Toby was preceded in death by his wife Lyda Sue Reynolds and a daughter, Amanda Reynolds Fields. He attended Duncansville Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran of Korea where he saw combat and was wounded. He is survived by three sons, Teddy Reynolds of Great Lakes, IL; Bobby Reynolds of Indianapolis, IN and Harry Reynolds of Abingdon, VA; six daughters, Margie Burris of Madison, WI; Ernestine Cooper of Abingdon; Polly Reynolds of Fayetteville, NC; Shirley Jones of Evansville, IN; Vickie Kyper of Booneville, IN and Terrie Evans of Abingdon, VA; a brother, Carl Reynolds of Abingdon, VA; a sister, Monnie Poole of Abingdon, VA; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. . The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 18, 2004 in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Clark Powers and Rev. Darvin Woodruff officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the Highlands Fellowship Honor Color Guard. Casket bearers will be selected from family and friends. Active Casket bearers will be Chris Reynolds, David Reynolds, Kenny Taylor, Gary Triplett, David Pendergrass, Britt Summitt, Charles Miller and Roscoe Reynolds, Jr. Honorary Casket Bearers will be Michael Reynolds, Michael Evans, James Belisle, Chuck Fields, Wayne Pierce and Randy Jones. The family will receive friends from 6 \endash 8 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home

Gene Frank Bishop
Mr. Gene Frank Bishop, 63, died Saturday, February 14, 2004 in Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Anna Macher Bishop and the former Frank Eugene Bishop of Norristown, PA, and the husband of Winifred (Peg) Cooper Bishop, to whom he was married for 40 years. He served as Captain in the U. S. Army, serving in Neu Ulm and Crailsheim, Germany. Gene was active in the community, serving as financial secretary of St. John Lutheran Church, member of the Ecumenical Faith in Action Board and a participant in Abingdon area sports; he had been an official in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia high school interscholastic associations; a former member of Toastmasters International and the Kiwanis Club, and a retired accountant with the Browning, Lamie and Gifford Law Firm. He is survived by his wife and mother; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Lee and Louis Ventura; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Gene and Deborah Bishop and Christopher Meade and Jennifer Bishop; a sister, Judith of Wayne, PA; two brothers, Frank of Norristown, PA and Steve of Berwick, PA; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, Abingdon, Virginia at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 21, 2004. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 657, Abingdon, VA 24212 or to the American Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5511 Staples Mill Road, Suite 105, Richmond, VA 23228. For those who choose to send floral tributes, they are asked to be sent directly to St. John Lutheran Church.

TERESA MAY STREET
Teresa May Street, 18, of Glade Spring, VA went to be with the Lord on Feb. 18, 2004. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Walter B. and Loretta A. Hughes, Stacy Street and a sister, Randi C. Sullivan; a nephew and a niece. Miss Street was a graduate of Holston High School Class of 2003. She was a member of Glade Spring Life Saving Crew. Survivors include her daughter: Melissa Danielle Street of the home; mother: Alice F. Street of Glade Spring; father: Jerry R. Street of Tazewell; sisters: Tracy L. Street of Glade Spring, VA; Lisa Neace and husband Bob of Glade Spring; brother: Russell D. Street and wife Melissa of Abingdon; brother-in-law: Jim Sullivan of Jacksonville, FL; grandfather: Link M. Street and wife Maude of Abingdon; three nephews: Paul, Caleb and Branson; special friends: Donna Casey, Allen Stanley, Glennis Stinson and Aunt Judy Garner. A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 A. M. at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Rev. John Sarver and Rev. Bob Neace, Jr. will officiate. Pallbearers will be: Allen Stanley, Jarrod, Stanley, Horace Thompson, Michael Thompson, J.J. Alexander, Chris Pearson and Tommy Elam. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7-9 P. M. at the Forest Hills Branch of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway Abingdon, VA. Memorials may be made to the Glade Spring Life Saving Crew 412 East Glade St. Glade Spring, VA 24340. The family wishes to thank UVA Medical Center, Mountain Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Associates, P.C.

Dale Edward Singleton
Dale Edward Singleton age 66, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Va. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rilda Singleton. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Shirley Marie Helton Singleton; a brother, Kermit Singleton of Bristol Virginia; a sister, Lula Mae Clark of Lebanon, and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at 2 p.m. in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens, with Rev. Paul Stanley officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:40 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Juanita Rife Henson
Mrs. Juanita Rife Henson, 75, of Abingdon died Wednesday February 18, 2004 at her home. Mrs. Henson was a native of Stacy, Virginia. The daughter of the late Albert and Lydia Matney Rife. She was owner and operator of Henson' s T. V. Cable with her late husband, Kermit Alma Henson. She served as bookkeeper for their business. She was a member of Little Martha Old Regular Baptist Church in Vansant, VA and Highlands Fellowship in Abingdon. She is survived by her loving daughter: Sharon Henson-Looney and her special son: Gordon Steve (Corky) Looney of Abingdon and the twinkle of her eye, her only granddaughter: Amy Paige Looney of Knoxville, TN; her three very special foster grandchildren who were very dear to her heart: Nicholas, Kim and Matthew; special friends who were like her children: Peggy and Richard Ball; her oldest and dearest friend: Ruby Matney-Rife; her guardian angel and loyal cat, Peppy; her sisters-in-law: Jimmie Lee Rife of Cedar Bluff, VA; Ruby Blankenship of Hurley, VA; Geneva Patterson of Jamestown NC; Alpha Cordell of Green Cove Spring, FL. She was the last surviving of her siblings. She is also survived by her precious nieces and nephews: the children of her sister Garnett: Bufford and Billie Jean Keen of Grundy, VA; her sister Gertrude: Bobby and Diana More of Hudgins, VA; David More of Norfolk, VA; her brother Barnes: Gerri and Ron Henderson of Cincinatti, OH; Jerome Rife and Toni of Matlacha, FL; Jo Anna and Lance Lawrence of Knoxville, TN; Jon and Rita Rife of Grundy; her brother Ralph: Sandra and Bill Horne of Cedar Bluff, VA; Don Rita Rife of Cedar Bluff; Kimberly and Dennis Holdren of Roanoke; Curtis and Gail Rife of Roanoke; and her many loving cousins, extended family and church family. Funeral services for Mrs. Henson will be held Saturday February 21, 2004 at 11:00 A. M. at Farris Funeral Chapel. Pastor Jimmie Davidson, Evangelist Michael Trent and Rev. John Stapleton will officiate. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 P. M. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be: Mike Keen, Sam Ratliff, Tim Herring, Danny Comfort, Brian J. Rife, Kris Williams, Rob Williams, Matthew Horn and Gene Rife. Honorary pallbearers will be: Bob More, Lance Lawrence, Curtis Rife, Earnest Matney, Jon Rife, Ron Henderson, Cornelius Rife, Rick Wright, Jerome Rife, Bill Horn, Storia Rife, Bufford Keen, Kiether Rife and Lonzo Rife. A special thanks to: Dr. Anne Charlotte Squires and staff; Hospice and Pallative Care of Virginia Staff of the Abingdon, Virginia office; Johnston Memorial Hospital Home Health and Physical Therapy and Members of Highlands Fellowship. For those who wish to make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, the family suggests: Highlands Fellowship Church P. O. Box 553 Abingdon, VA 24212 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia 211 West Main Street Abingdon, Virginia 24210.

Donald Louis Roe
Donald ' Don' Louis Roe, age 64, went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2004, at his home. He was a native of Abingdon, VA and had lived in Meadowview for the past 12 years. He was the son of the late James E and Annie Kingsley Roe. Don was a member of the Abingdon Baptist Church and the Denton Men' s Fellowship Sunday School Class, a member of the Abingdon Masonic Lodge #48, and was retired from Marion Mold & Tool Inc., after 31 years. Don is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Margaret Henry Roe; one daughter, Shannon Miniuk and husband Brian of King George, VA; two sons, Daniel Roe and fianc\'e9 Debby Nickell of Bristol, VA and Jacob Roe and wife, Dianne of Ripplemead, VA; two precious grandchildren, Mackenzie Miniuk, and Ethan Roe; four sisters, Jean Campbell and husband Martin of Abingdon VA, and Dot Campbell and husband Harry of King NC; Lillie Lindley and husband Ross of Jonesboro, TN; Sue Baumgardner and husband Don of Abingdon, VA; four brothers, John Roe, and wife Irene of Damascus, VA; Dewey Roe of Abingdon, VA; Earl Roe and wife Martha of Tobaccoville, NC; and Ray Roe and wife Glenna of Bristol, VA. A celebration of Life Service will be held in the Abingdon Baptist Church, Saturday February 21, 2004 at 3:00 pm with Dr Steven W. Pollard officiating. Active pallbearers will be Gale Blevins, Harold Dunaway, W.B. ' Bo' Henderson Jr., Jim Jones, Roy Kirk, and Eugene Neely. Honorary pallbearers will be the Denton Men' s Fellowship Sunday School Class and the Employees of Marion Mold and Tool, Inc. Flowers will be welcomed or memorial contributions may be made to the Abingdon Baptist Church memorial fund or C.H.R.I.S.T. Fund, Abingdon Baptist Church 361 W. Main St., Abingdon, VA, 24210. The family would like to express special thanks to Lee Rasnake, Wellmont Hospice Nurse, for her tender loving care of our loved one and for being such a dear friend. Also, thanks to Dr. Bennett Cowan and staff of Blue Ridge Medical for their care and kindness during Don' s long illness. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 1:30 until 3:00 pm, in the church prior to the funeral.

Harold W. Hunter
Harold W. Hunter, 88, beloved husband and father, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 18, 2004. In addition to his wife of 63 years, Kathlyn, he is survived by three children: Patricia Hunter, Abingdon, VA, Karen Bale and Debbie Hunter, both of Vernon, CT. His only grandchild and her husband, Kristy and Dan Miller of Harrogate, England, and his first great-grandchild, Katelyn Morgan Miller, also mourn his loss. In addition, he leaves a sister, Violet Spence of Port Richey Florida, and nephews and a niece: Jimmy, Daryl and Teri Shanley. He recently relocated to Bristol, VA, to be closer to his daughters. Services will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, Abingdon, VA on Sunday, February 22, at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mr. Hunter' s favorite charity, Salvation Army, PO Box 887, Bristol, TN 37621.

Kathleen Mullins
Mrs. Kathleen Mullins, age 82, passed away, Saturday, February 21, 2004, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Haysi, Virginia April 11, 1921 to the late Charles and Alta Jackson. She was a former merchant in Grundy for many years and had lived in Abingdon and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the last several years. She was a charter member of the Vansant Baptist Church. Kathleen was preceded in death by one sister, Gaynell (Dee) Hall and two brothers, Ray Jackson and Jack Jackson. She is survived by:
Her husband, Palmer Mullins
Two sons, Richard Mullins of Abingdon
Frank Mullins of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Four granddaughters, one grandson and eight great grandchildren
A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, February 22, 2004, at 7:00 PM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stan Parris officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A committal service will be conducted at 10:30 AM Monday at the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Friends are to meet at the cemetery before the service on Monday.

Walter Kennedy
MR. WALTER WILLIAM KENNEDY, SR., age 59, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2004 at his home. He had lived all of his life in Washington County, Virginia and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sandoe and Maxie Kennedy. He is survived by
His wife, Hazel Shortt Kennedy
A son, Walter William Kennedy, Jr. of Fort Mill S.C.
Three brothers, Joe Kennedy of Abingdon
Sandoe Kennedy, Jr. and Roger Kennedy both of Bristol
Five sisters, Lucille Duncan of Bristol
Edna Hobbs of Blountville
Frances Wise, Leona Lebo and Peggy Thomas all of Abingdon
A special friend, Pam Fields of Abingdon
A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 6:00 PM in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon. Rev. Brandon Canter will officiate the service. The family will receive friends following the service. A committal service will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens with military rites by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post #6975. Honorary pallbearers will be Clinton Bailey, Mike Lewis, Gary Fields, Ronnie Grubb, Sam Graybeal and Larry Crane. The family requests that memorial contributions in memory of Walter be made to the Washington County Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 15222 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA 24202.

Juanita Poston
Mrs. Juanita Poston, age 74, passed away Friday, February 20, 2004 in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Saltville, VA and was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard Poston. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Billy Murray, Abingdon, Virginia, and sister in Indiana. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2004 in Forest Hills Memory Gardens Mausoleum with Rev. John E. Massey, Jr. officiating. There will no visitation in the funeral home. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m.

Iris Bly Scyphers
MRS. IRIS BLY SCYPHERS, age 73, died Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at her home. She was born in Clinchburg, Va. and had lived all of her life in Washington County, Va. Bly was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed working with her flowers, taking care of songbirds and playing bingo. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the ILGW. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Cora McGlocklin and six brothers, Robert McCGlocklin, Preston McGlcoklin, Elgin McGlocklin, Gordon McGlocklin, William McGlocklin and Jack McGlocklin. Survivors include
Her son, Gary W. Scyphers and wife, Karen of Abingdon
Her grandson, David W. Scyphers of Abingdon
Several nieces and nephews
Her dear friends, Debbie Woods and the neighbors of Washington Court.
A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, February 26, 2004, at 2:00 PM in the Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery with Rev. Carl Young officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 \endash 9 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Danny McGlocklin, Bobby Griffin, Steve McGlocklin, Glen McGlocklin and Billy McGlocklin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wellmont Hospice, 1 Medical Park Blvd. Bristol, TN 37620.

Lynn Elizabeth Rush Minnick
Mrs. Lynn Elizabeth Rush Minnick, 91, a life long resident of Abingdon, VA passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at Johnston Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Minnick was born April 21, 1912 to parents, Victor A. and Mary Susie Rush. She was a charter member of Abingdon Bible Church, having attended church with her children in more recent years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude F. Minnick and a son, Tommy R. Minnick; two sisters, Janie Briscoe and Lillian Lester (her twin); two brothers: Jack and Bill Rush. Family members surviving Mrs. Minnick are a daughter: Susie and husband Eddie McConnell; son: Don F. Minnick and wife Geraldine; daughter-in-law: Angie Barger; two grandchildren: Don, Jr. and wife Pam Minnick; Beth Minnick and friend Dan Pettingill; two step-grandchildren: Julie and George Barger; two great-grandchildren: Laken Minnick and Kelsee Haworth. Also surviving is a sister: Monnie Briscoe and sister-in-law: Goldie Rush; several nieces and nephews (her favorite, John T. Briscoe) and a special loyal friend: Pauline B. McConnell. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 11:00 A. M. at Farris Funeral Chapel. Pastor Paul Bufford and Rev. Jerry Eggers will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be: Harold Puckett, Don Minnick, Jr., Dan Pettingill, Bill McCall, Eugene Price and Charles Carmack. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Eggers, Warren White, Don Emmert, Wick Lotts, Jim Keesee, Brett Price and Jack Taylor. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-9 P.M. at the funeral home.

Novella W. Davison
Mrs. Novella Wise Davison, age 79, died Thursday, February 25, 2004 at the Cambridge House Health Care Center in Bristol, TN. She was born on November 10, 1924 and was a daughter of the late George Wise and Roxie Anderson Wise. She was also preceded in death by her husband Cyrus Oda Davison and a brother, Glover Wise. Mrs. Davison was a member of the State Street Church of Christ and was a longtime resident of the Wyndale Community. She is survived by two sons, Wayne E. Davison and Oda L. Davison and wife Sandra all of Abingdon; two daughters, Brenda Davison and Carolyn Osborne and husband Dexter all of Abingdon; a brother, Golden Wise and wife Mary Nell Wise of Bluff City, TN; a sister-in-law, Bertha Wise of Abingdon; grandchildren, Tina, Cickie, Danielle and Brian Carter; a great grand daughter, Sarah; and special friends, Inez Slagle and Edna Childress. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 28, 2004 in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dan Bailey, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Casket Bearers will be Jim Burke, Jerry Lunsford, Bill Lewis, Charlie Nave, Curtis Sword and Jerry Wise. Honorary Casket Bearers will be James Winters, Malcolm Green, Wade Brooks and the Men of State Street Church of Christ. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Sate Street Church of Christ, 1713 W. State Street, Bristol, VA 24201

Phylis Elaine Baer
Mrs. Phylis Elaine Baer, 54, of Abingdon died Thursday February 26, 2004 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Baer was a native of Frederick, MD. She was a 1968 graduate of Frederick High School. While living in Abingdon, she worked in the deli at Food Country and took care of the elderly. She was preceded in death by her parents: C. Upton and Betty Rice Brandenburg; and one brother: Charles Franklin Brandenburg. She is survived by one son: Mark and wife Sue Brandenburg of Knoxville, MD; one brother: Ernie Brandenburg and wife Shelia of Adamstown, MD; grandchildren: Travis Johnson and Ciji Johnson; four nephews: E. Lee, Ryan, Christopher and Joshua. The family will receive friends Saturday February 28, 2004 from 5-9 P.M. at Farris Funeral Service. Mrs. Baer' s remains will be transferred to Keeny and Basford Funeral Home in Frederick, Maryland where the family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-9 P. M. Funeral services will be held Tuesday March 2, 2004 at 10 A. M. at Keeny and Basford Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Stephen W. Humphrey will officiate. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Charles Wiley Helton
Mr. Charles Wiley Helton, Sr., age 58, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2004 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and was employed with Emory and Henry College for several years. He attended the Glade Community First Church of God and the Maxwell First Church of God and was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Martha South Helton, Sr. and a brother, Roy Glenn Helton. Survivors include his wife, Linda S. Helton, Glade Spring, VA, a son, Charles Wiley ' Chuck' Helton, Jr., and wife, Carman, Glade Spring, VA, a daughter, Tina Tolbert and husband, Shannon, Chilhowie, VA, brothers, John Helton and James Helton both of Glade Spring, VA, sisters, Irene Tuggle and Carrie Lamie both of Glade Spring, VA, Margaret Harris, Emory, VA and Sarah Helton, Glade Spring, VA, grandsons, Wesley Griffis and Darren Helton. The funeral service will be conducted Sunday February 29, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Glade Community First Church of God with Pastor E. C. Little and Rev. Linda Helton officiating. Pallbearers will be Robert McGlocklin, Jerry Ferguson, Darrell Ferguson, Shannon Tolbert, Dayton Owens, Tony Rector. Interment will follow in the Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

R. Donald Smith, Jr.
Mr. R. Donald (Donnie) Smith, Jr., died February 28, 2004, at his home. He was born April 21, 1954 in Washington D.C. He was a retired mechanic and had resided in Bristol for the past 12 years. He was a member of St. Anne' s Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus. Donnie was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Dawn Smith. Survivors include:
His father, R. Donald Smith, Sr. of Winchester, Va.
His mother, H. Patricia Harron Smith of Lawrenceburg, Ky.
Two daughters, Patricia Dawn Smith of Winston Salem, N.C.
Jennifer Marie of Raleigh, N.C.
Three Sisters, Marlene (Smith) Caspelich and husband, Sam of Bristol, Va.
Eileen (Smith) Recktenwald and husband, Roger of Lawrenceburg, Ky.
Katie (Smith) Isaac of Versailles, Ky.
Four Brothers, Sean Smith and wife, Candace of Booneville, N.C.
Hugh Patrick Smith of Winchester, Va.
Shannon Smith of Gaithersburg, Md.
Keevin Smith of Silver Spring, Md.
Three grandchildren and 15 nieces and nephews
A memorial service will be held in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky with loving family and friends.

Margaret Howard Palmer
Mrs. Margaret Howard Palmer, age 87, passed away on Sunday, February 29, 2004 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a teacher in Washington, Campbell and Pittsylvania counties for thirty-four years. She was a member of the Abingdon United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Worthington Palmer, her sister, Frances St. John and her brother, Bill Howard. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Fred H. St. John, Abingdon, VA, her sister-in-law, Penny Howard, Abingdon, VA, one niece, Jean Hall, Raleigh, NC, and three nephews, W. Fred St. John, Princeton, WVA, Bob Howard, Abingdon, VA and Ed Howard, Waukesh, WI. Other local family members include cousins Rosamond Rosenbaum and William T. ' Sonny\'b4 Reames of Glade Spring, VA. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Rowland and Rev. Betty Reiff officiating. Interment will follow at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Green Hill Cemetery, Altavista, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Abingdon United Methodist Church, 101 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210. The family will receive friends Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

Hannah Grace Hall
Hannah Grace Hall, infant daughter of Jammie Hall and Kimberly Catron Hall, died Sunday, February 29, 2004 at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Linda Copeland Catron and her paternal great grandfather, Howard Hall. In addition to her mother and father Hannah is survived by a brother, Zachary Lindan Hall; her maternal grandfather, Charles Mike Catron; paternal grandparents, Jackie hall and Angela Hall; maternal great grandparents, William Copeland and Bobbie Copeland; paternal great grandparents, Hobert and Shirley Arnold; her paternal great grandmother, Nettie Hall; two aunts, Sara Catron and Danielle Hall and several great uncles and aunts. A private funeral service will be held at the graveside in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Doug Findley officiating.


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