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Beulah Marie Worley
Mrs. Beulah Marie Worley, 62, of Saltville died Monday March 1, 2004 at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Smyth County, Mrs. Worley had lived in this area nearly all of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Wesley' s Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her parents: Vince and Helen Jones Boardwine and her brother: Dale Boardwine. Survivors include her husband: Tommy Worley of Saltville; one daughter: Darlene McKinnon and husband Paul of Johnson City, TN; Three sons: Jeff Worley and wife Ghislaine of Saltville; Mike Worley of Glade Spring, Va; Tim Worley and wife Tina of Saltville; one brother: Glenford Boardwine of WV; two sisters: Freda Trinkle of Bristol, TN; Verna Musser of Saltville; grandchildren: Paul, Stephanie and Tommy McKinnon, Brandon, Josh, Mary and T. J. Worley; great grandchildren: Cody, Joey, Hunter and Alora. Funeral services will be held Thursday March 4, 2004 at 1:00 P. M. at Farris Funeral Chapel. Rev. James Wood and Rev. Clifford Duncan will officiate. Interment will follow in the Worley Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-9 P. M. at Farris Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be: Noah Worley, Ed Cannon, Roger Lawhorn, Billy Lawhorn, James Lawhorn, Jerry Worley and Charlie Lawhorn. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Wesley' s Chapel Church.

Earl Lee Hayter
The Reverend Earl Lee Hayter, age 85, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2004 in the Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nora Bays Hayter, three children, Brenda Hopkins and husband, Jerry, Nashville, TN, Jerry Hayter and wife, Lisa, Melba Taylor and husband, Tony, all of Bristol, VA, three grandchildren. The graveside service will be conducted Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Bill Houck officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Aaron Fullen
Mr. Aaron Fullen, age 80, died Saturday, February 28, 2004, in St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Maggie Fullen; twelve brothers and sisters. Mr. Fullen was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Cleveland. Survivors include two daughters, Connie Peoples of Columbus, Ohio; Tonja Raphael of Cleveland, Ohio; sister Lydia Fullen of Abingdon, VA; brother, Jake Fullen, Sr., Meadowview, Va; six grandchildren and one great grandchild; special nephew Braxton Anderson and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Abingdon, Va., at a date to be announced.

Jeffrey Brandt Conrad
JEFFREY BRANDT CONRAD, died Wednesday March 3, 2004, following a car accident. He was born February 24, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland and preceded in death by his father, Gerald Conrad.
He is survived by
His mother, Rita Conrad of Abingdon, Va.
His grandparents, Verlin and Aileen Edwards of Abingdon, Va.
And fianc\'e9, Teresa Abel of Bristol, Va.
A service will be held Sunday, March 7, 2004, at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Jimmie Davidson officiating. There will be no visitation before the service but friends and family may visit at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Humane Society, P.O. Box 1583, Bristol, VA 24203.

Anna Blanche Call
Mrs. Anna Blanche Call, age 94, died Friday, March 5, 2004 at the home of her daughter in Chesapeake, VA. Born on May 27, 1909 in Saltville, VA, she was a daughter of the late Emmitt Call and Emma Burgess Call. She and her husband, the late Rev. James Henry Call, Sr. had lived throughout the area while he served as a Methodist minister for the Holston Conference. She had made her home with her daughter for the last sixteen months. Blanche was also preceded in death by a son, Curtis Call and a Daughter Anna Call Wright. She was member of the Washington Chapel United Methodist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Millie Mansfield and husband Joe; Acquilla ' Kit' Eldredth all of Chesapeake, VA and Dorothy Haynes and husband Ralph of Cleveland, TN; four sons, James H. Call, Jr. of Yorktown, VA; Albert Roy Call and wife Lillie of Newport News, VA; Arthur B. ' Whitey' Call and wife Barbara of Yorktown, VA and Robert Paul Call of Abingdon; two brothers, Sanders Call of Seven Mile Ford, VA and Dewey Call of Glade Spring, VA; three sisters, Virginia Frye of Chilhowie, VA; Mildred Fullen of Saltville, VA and Mary Harris of Providence, KY; 23 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 8, 2004 in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Marvin Howard officiating. Casket bearers will be Tommy Hagy, Jeff Hagy, Ottie Thomas, Bill DeBord, Phil McCall and Jeremy Remine. Honorary Casket bearers will be Wayne Price and her grandsons. Interment will follow in Mount Rose Cemetery in Glade Spring, VA. Casket bearers will be selected from friends. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.

JoAnn Aven Minnick
JoAnn Aven Minnick, age 61, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at her home. She was born on March 23, 1942 to the late Howard M. Aven and Nell Litton Aven. She was also preceded in death by her husband James. E. ' Jimmy' Minnick. JoAnn was a member of the Green Spring Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a brother, John W. Aven and wife Sandy of the Green Spring Community; a step-brother, Howard Dwayne Aven of Cassopolis, MI; two sisters, Martha Aven Burnette of Bristol, TN and Eva Aven Spear and husband George of Longwood, FL; one aunt, Mozelle Colley of Jonesboro, TN; one uncle, Epperson E. Terry of Cedar Springs, VA; three nieces, Whitney Nicole Aven, Suzanne Roberts Arias and Kerri Aven; three nephews, Norman G. Roberts II, Kenny Aven and Kevin Aven; several great nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 13, 2004 in the Green Spring Presbyterian Church with Rev. Lawrence Chapin officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Casket bearers will be Dwayne Aven, Roger Litton, Eddie McConnell, Tommy McConnell, Wallace E. Smith and David Terry. Honorary Casket bearers will be Tom Colley, Tim Terry, Tommy Aven, Epperson E. Terry, Ricardo Arias and Norman G. Roberts II. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations to honor JoAnn can be made to the the Green Spring Presbyterian Church, 22007 Green Spring Church Road, Abingdon, VA 24211 or to the Green Spring Volunteer Fire Department, 22632 Green Spring Church Road, Abingdon, VA 24211. The family will receive friends from 6 \endash 9 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Ruby Price Crabtree
Mrs. Ruby Price Crabtree, 75, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Born in Plasterco, she lived her entire life in the Saltville and Meadowview areas. She was the daughter of the late Leonard G. and Bessie H. Price. She was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Price of San Francisco, California; and two sisters, Clara Mae Smith of Bristol, Tennessee and Katherine Kaiser ofRogersville, Tennessee. She was a member of Madam Russell United Methodist Church in Saltville. She is survived by her husband of almost 56 years, Thomas F. Crabtree; two sons, Jamie L. Crabtree (wife, Elizabeth) of Chester, Virginia and Thomas W. Crabtree (wife, Pamela, and children, Winona Little and Shawn Little) of Greenville, Tennessee; one daughter, Dr. Jo Ann Chenell (husband, Paul) of Channahon, Illinois; two grandsons, Jamison Travis Crabtree of Richmond, Virginia and Eric A. Bower II (wife, Jennifer) of Knoxville, Tennessee; one brother, Carroll W. Price of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and three sisters, Rachel Petit of Spartan burg, South Carolina, Lou Venia Taylor of Roanoke, Virginia, and Eva Jane Stafford of Bedford, Virginia. She is also survived by William Roger Clark II, who was more like a brother or a son than a nephew. Among her survivors are 19 nieces and nephews, and almost two dozen great nieces and nephews. She will be especially missed by dear friends, Elaine Moore, Suzie Prator Small, Doreen Necessary, Annie Waddell, Elizabeth Allison, and Arlene Tuggle. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, March 13, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. at the Farris Funeral Chapel in Abingdon, Virginia. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service. The gravesite service and interment at Knollkregg Cemetery will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Jamison Travis Crabtree, Eric A. Bower II, Jennifer Bower, Paul Chenell, William Roger Clark II, , Fred Crabtree, Bob Crabtree, James Crabtree, Johnny Crabtree, James Tate, Sammy Tate, Jeffrey Crabtree, Robbie Harris, and G.R. Campbell.

Edna Lucille Young
Edna Lucille Young, age 67, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2004. She was born in Gurnsey County, Ohio but had lived the last several years in Glade Spring. Survivors include her son, Ronald Young, of the home; 4 brothers: Harold L. McKinley, Abingdon, VA; William McKinley and wife, Mary, of Glade Spring, VA; Thomas McKinley and wife, Cathy; and Clyde McKinley and wife, Sharon, of Ashland, Va. At family' s request there will be no services.

James Anthony Snapp
Mr. James Anthony ' Tony' Snapp, age 42, passed away Friday, March 12, 2004. Tony had lived most of his life in Washington County and was preceded in death by his mother, Freda Miller Snapp and his grandmother, Annie Scyphers Miller. Most of his life, Tony was a gold and silver trader. Survivor include his father, James Alan Snapp and step-mother, Karen Joyce Snapp, both of Glade Spring, VA, sisters, Sheila Widener and Sherrye S. Williams, both of Abingdon, VA, step-sister, Lisa Counts, Abingdon, VA, a niece, Stacie Williams, Chilhowie, VA, a nephew, Kevin Widener, Abingdon, VA, a step-nephew, Gaelen Counts, an aunt, Regina Miller Baker, Kentucky. Services will be private. The family will receive family and friends at the family home at 538 Norfolk Street, Abingdon, VA throughout this weekend.

Myrtle Dinsmore Sizemore
Mrs. Myrtle Dinsmore Sizemore, 83, of Abingdon died Friday March 12, 2004 at Grace Health Care. A native and life long resident of Washington County, Mrs. Sizemore was the daughter of the late Wiley and Cassie Shelton Price. She was a retired cashier and was of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her first husband: George William Dinsmore; her second husband: George Sizemore; two daughters: Debbie Dinsmore and Catherine Lampkins; one son: Fred Densmore. Survivors include two daughters: Linda Carr of Abingdon; Tramel York of Bristol; daughter-in-law: Sally Densmore Rhudy of Meadowview; three sisters: Thelma Clark of Abingdon; Betty Smith of Martinsville; Mae Furchess of Johnson City, TN; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 P. M. Sunday March 14, 2004 at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home of Linda Carr, 614 Norfolk Street Abingdon, VA. Pallbearers will be: Jessie Lampkins, Allen Bott, Curt Scott, Bud Rhudy, Mike Lampkins, TimEvans and Keith Carr.

Ellen Louise Singleton Goodson
Mrs. E. Louise Singleton Goodson, 87, of Abingdon died Sunday March 14, 2004 at her home. Mrs. Goodson was born November 24, 1916 in Washington County to the late Wiley Singleton and Alice Houser Singleton. She was a retired nursing assistant at Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a charter member and former Sunday School teacher of Faith Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Roscoe Goodson and one brother, Garland Singleton. Survivors include two sons: Gene Goodson of Blountville, TN; James Goodson of Bristol, VA; five grandchildren: Kelly Crusenberry, David Goodson, Jamie Goodson, Regina Blevins and Donna Deaver; great-grandchildren: Heather Crusenberry, Israel Crusenberry, Hope Crusenberry, Madison Goodson, Summer Goodson, Caitlin Deaver, Laura Deaver and Allison Blevins; two brothers: Paul Singleton and Jack Singleton both of Abingdon; two sisters: Carolyn Sowell of Pensacola, FL; Pauline Nester of Abingdon; very special friends: Mary and Jack Brewer. The family wishes to say a special thanks to Mrs. Goodson' s caregivers: Amanda Worley and Phyllis Woodby and to Total Homecare Hospice, especially, Estelle Elswick. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 11:00 A. M. at Faith Baptist Church. Reverend Jerry Eggers and Reverend Carl Young will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be: David Goodson, Jamie Goodson, Jack Brewer, Tommy Singleton, Jimmy Singleton and Lloyd Blevins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Annette Singleton 16631 Rust Hollow Road Abingdon, Virginia 24210.

Edna Scyphers Price
Mrs. Edna Scyphers Price, age 60, died Monday, March 15, 2004. Born on September 30, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Jessee Scyphers and Ethel Kennedy Scyphers. She was also preceded in death by her husband James Wayne Price. She is survived by three sons Gary Price and wife Donna of Abingdon; Larry Price and wife Ruth of Sugar Grove, VA and Zane Price of Abingdon; two brothers, Ernest Scyphers, Jr. of Georgia and Joe Scyphers of Abingdon; two sisters, Irene Henegar of Abingdon and Mary McCracken of Blountville, TN; five grandchildren, Travis Price, Kirby Price, Tye Price, Avery Price and Mariah Rhyne; and a special friend, Patty Taylor. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 18, 2004 at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Clifton Duncan officiating. Casket bearers will be Gerald McCracken, Donald Henegar, Jr., Michael Henegar, Samuel Scyphers, Andy Taylor and Robbie Gobble. Honorary casket bearers will be members of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Department. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to Abingdon Volunteer Fire Department, 316 Park Street, Abingdon, VA 24210. Those attending the funeral service are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:40 A.M. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Andrew Joseph Bunnell
Andrew Joseph Bunnell, infant son of Leon and Tina Graham Bunnell, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004 in the Fort Sanders Hospital, Knoxville, TN. Other survivors include a brother, Ryan Thomas Bunnell of the home, maternal grandparents, Joe and Brenda Graham, Glade Spring, VA, paternal grandmother, Joanne E. Bunnell, McArthur, Ohio, paternal grandfather, John D. Bunnell, Superior, Wisconsin. A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2004 in the Mount Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring, VA with Rev. Dennis Blazier officiating. There will be no visitation in the funeral home.

Phyllis Fidanza Tetu
Mrs. Phyllis Fidanza Tetu, 91, of Kingsport, TN, formerly of Abingdon, VA died Thursday March 18, 2004 at Netherland Healthcare in Kingsport. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Mrs. Tetu was a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Thomas Episcopal Church where she served on the Altar Guild. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Tetu who died in January 2002. Survivors include one son: John Tetu and wife Randeane of Haddam, CT; one daughter: Therese and husband Dennis Golob of Kingsport, TN; one brother: Camille Fidanza and one sister: Marie Molitano both of Winsted, CT; three grandchildren: Kathryn Golob, Michael Golob and Emrys Tetu. A private prayer service will be held at a later date at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Columbarium. The Reverend Craig R. Wylie will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church 124 East Main Street Abingdon, VA 24210 or to the local animal shelter of the donor' s choice.

Frances Marie Wise
Mrs. Frances Marie Wise, age 67, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2004 in the Johnston Memorial Hospital. She attended the Barnes Chapel Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard Carlos Wise, her parents, Sandoe and Maxie Mitchell Kennedy, Sr., one brother, Walter Kennedy. Survivors include three sons and their wives, Jerry and Eun Jung Wise, Panama City, FL, Larry and Wanda Wise, Mendota, VA, David and Linda Wise, Bristol, VA, two daughters, Judy and David Love, Bristol, VA and Carolyn Wise, Abingdon, VA, three brothers, Sandoe Kennedy, Jr., Bristol and Joe Kennedy and Roger Kennedy, both of Abingdon, VA, four sisters, Lucille Duncan, Bristol, VA, Edna Hobbs, Blountville, TN, Peggy Thomas and Leona Lebo both of Abingdon, VA, eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted Friday, March 19, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roger Hearl and Brother Randy Robbins officiating. Committal graveside service will be conducted Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Knollkreg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jamie Wise, Michael Clawson, Rick White, Larry Clawson, Stephen Wise, Justin Reynolds, Brian Wise, Brad Salyer. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Fields, Chad Stacy, Jeff Wise, Austin Atwell and the men of Barnes Chapel Church and friends from the Nutrition Center. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Garnet Shavis Rosenbalm
Mrs. Garnett Shavis Rosenbalm, a retired school teacher, formerly of Damascus, passed away Tuesday March 16, 2004 in Charlottesville. Mrs. Rosenbalm was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Rosenbalm of Damascus, VA; a sister: Mrs. Lawson Stapleton of Demorest, GA; and a brother: Charles Lee Shavis of Orange County, VA. She is survived by one brother: John Shavis of Albermarle County, VA; three nephews and two nieces. A graveside service was held Friday March 19, 2004 at 2:00 P. M. at Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Lutheran Church P. O. Box 657 Abingdon, Virginia 24212 or your local rescue squad.

Nila Grey Routh
MRS. NILA GREY (JONES) ROUTH, age 71, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Saltville and had lived most of her life in Lick Skillet until moving to Abingdon in 1978. She was a member of the Wyndale United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Routh, Jr. and an infant daughter, Priscilla Ann. She is survived by:
A daughter, Fanni Sue Routh-Marsh of Abingdon, Va.
A grandson, Charles Ray Marsh of Abingdon, Va.
A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at 2:00 PM in the Wyndale United Methodist Church with Rev. John Sarver officiating. The family will greet friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wyndale United Methodist Church, %Rev. John Sarver, 16545 Wyndale Road, Abingdon, VA 24210. Floral arrangements may be delivered to the church after noon on Wednesday.

Evelyn Higginbotham Dale
Mrs. Evelyn Higginbotham Dale, age 85, passed away, Sunday, March 21, 2004, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Newport News, Virginia and had lived in Hampton, Virginia before moving to Abingdon in 2000. She was of the Methodist faith and preceded in death by her husband, Linwood Dale. She is survived by:
A daughter, Judy Young and husband, George of Abingdon, Va.
Two Grandchildren, Marion and Blair Young of Abingdon, Va.
A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at 10:00 AM in the Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, Va. with Rev. Robert F. Pittman officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to EFFORTS, Claycomo Plaza, 411 NE U S Highway 69, Claycomo, MO 64119 or the Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 18416 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210.

Thomas F. Crabtree
MEADOWVIEW, VA - Thomas Frederick Crabtree, 75, died Monday, March 22,2004, at his home in Meadowview, Virginia. Born in Saltville, he lived his entire life in the Saltville and Meadowview areas. He was the son of the late Joseph and Victoria Farris Crabtree. His beloved wife of 56 years, Ruby Price Crabtree, preceded him in death by 11 days. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Sylvester Crabtree, of Meadowview, Virginia; and one sister, Mabel Clear (husband, Guy), of Saltville, Virginia. He is survived by two sons, Jamie L. Crabtree (wife, Elizabeth) of Chester, Virginia and Thomas W. Crabtree (wife, Pamela, and children, Winona Little and Shawn Little) of Greenville, Tennessee; one daughter, Dr. Jo Ann Chenell (husband, Paul) of Channahon, Illinois; two grandsons, Eric A. Bower II (wife, Jennifer) of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Jamison Travis Crabtree of Richmond, Virginia. He is also survived by one brother, Dr. J. F. Crabtree of Memphis, Tennessee (wife, Jean), and sister-in-law, Fayetta Snodgrass, of Meadowview, Virginia. Among his survivors are 19 nieces and nephews, and almost two dozen great nieces and nephews. He will be especially missed by his much-loved best friend, Sam Spence, and members of his morning coffee club in Saltville; and his pets, Rosie and Muffin. He retired from Appalachian Power Company after 41 years of service. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday evening, March 24,2004, at 6:30 p.m. at the Farris Funeral Chapel in Abingdon, Virginia. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service. The gravesite service and interment at Knollkreg Memorial Park will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Eric Anthony Bower II, Jamison Travis Crabtree, Jennifer Bower, William Roger Clark, II, Fred Crabtree, Bob Crabtree, Floyd Mutter, Mike Stevens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Glade Spring Volunteer Rescue Squad or Hospice and Palliative Care, Norton, Virginia.

Minerva Berry Thompson
MINERVA BERRY THOMPSON, 101, OF THE CLEVELAND COMMUNITY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA., PASSED INTO ETERNITY WITH HER LORD ON MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2004 AT THE HOME OF HER SON, GEORGE R. THOMPSON, JR. SHE WAS BORN NOVEMBER 11, 1902. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE JOHN BENJAMIN AND NANCY LOWRY BERRY AND LIVED IN THE CLEVELAND COMMUNITY HER ENTIRE LIFE. SHE WAS A LONGTIME MEMBER OF THE CLEVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHERE SHE TAUGHT SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SANG IN THE CHOIR AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE W.O.C. SHE WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE CLEVELAND SCHOOL PTA HOME DEMONSTRATION CLUB AND OTHER COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. AT THE TIME OF HER DEATH SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE GREEN SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. SHE GRADUATED FROM CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL AND ATTENDED STONEWALL JACKSON COLLEGE IN ABINGDON, VA. MRS. THOMPSON WAS A HOMEMAKER, A POET, A LOVING WIFE, SISTER, MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER. SHE HAD A SPECIAL LOVE FOR HER FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FLOWERS. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, HER HUSBAND, GEORGE RUSSELL THOMPSON, SR., HALF-BROTHER, REV. ROBERT BERRY, HALF-SISTER, ALICE BERRY THOMAS, BROTHERS, JOHN S. BERRY AND WILLIAM G. BERRY AND SISTER ELIZABETH BERRY KELLER. SHE IS SURVIVED BY ONE SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, GEORGE R. AND VIRGINIA LEGG THOMPSON, ABINGDON, VA.; A BROTHER, DAVID A. BERRY, ABINGDON, VA THREE GRANDSONS AND THEIR WIVES, KEITH AND JUNE THOMPSON, ABINGDON, VA; GALE AND PAIGE THOMPSON, DANVILLE, VA; AND BILL AND JOAN THOMPSON, ABINGDON, VA; SEVEN GREAT GRAND CHILDREN: ADAM, CLAYTON, DEREK, BETHANY, RYAN, JULIANNA, AND EMILY, SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS AND SPECIAL FAMILY FRIEND, BETTY TRIVETTE. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2004 AT 3 P.M. IN THE GREEN SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WITH DR. LAWRENCE CHAPIN OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL FOLLOW IN THE CLEVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS AT THE CHURCH FROM 1:30 PM UNTIL THE TIME OF SERVICE. PALLBEARERS WILL BE GRANDSONS AND GREAT GRANDSONS. HONORARY PALLBEARERS WILL BE HER NEPHEWS. THE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO THANK HOSPICE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND DR. DAVID THOMPSON FOR THEIR KINDNESS AND CARE FOR MRS. THOMPSON. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS CAN BE MADE TO THE HOSPICE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, GREEN SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OR TO THE CLEVELAND CEMETERY FUND.

William Edgar Scott
Mr. William Edgar Scott, age 68, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Born on June 20, 1935 in Washington County, Virginia, he was a son of the late Looney Scott and Carrie Miller Scott. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joe Scott. Mr. Scott was a retired self employed building contractor. He is survived by his wife, Betty Crusenberry Scott; a son, William David Scott of Abingdon; three daughters, Karen (Jenny) Branson and husband John; Amy Hagy and husband Jeff and Beth Pope and husband Kevin all of Abingdon; a brother, Roy Scott of Abingdon; a sister, Dot Cline of California; six grandchildren, Todd Scott, John Branson, Aaron Hagy, Nathan Hagy, Kenny Pope and Meghan Pope; and one great grandson, David Tayler Scott. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 26, 2004 in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Jerry Eggers officiating. Interment will follow. Those attending the service are asked to assemble at the cemetery by 1:50 P.M., Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Washington County Lifesaving Crew, P.O. Box 65, Abingdon, VA 24212. The family will receive friends from 7 - 9 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Monica L. Kennedy
MONICA LEA MUMPOWER ARMSTRONG KENNEDY, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 25, 2004 and to see her daddy, Roy B. Mumpower, her loving mamaw, Minnie Mullins, her sister Cindy Mumpower and nephew, Roy Michael ' Punkin' Mumpower, Jr. who preceded her in death. ' I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.' She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. She is survived by,
Her husband, Jeff Kennedy
A daughter, Kelly Michelle Armstrong of Abingdon, Va.
A son, James Brandon Armstrong of Saltville, Va.
Her wonderful and precious grandson, Tanner Armstrong
Her first husband, James Dennis Armstrong of Saltville, Va.
Her mother and stepfather, Revonda and Russell Cassell of Bristol, Va.
Four sisters, Lisa Barker of Bristol, Va, Vickie Arnold of Bristol, Tenn., Tammy Stanley of Clintwood, Va., Joy Henderson of Kingsport, Tenn.
Two brothers, Mike ' Sput' Mumpower of Bristol, Va. and Rickey ' Whistle' Mumpower of Meadowview, Va.
Her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Peggy and Hulen Thomas of Abingdon, Va.
Step Brother, Rusty Cassell of Glade Spring, VA.
Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces
A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, March 28, 2004 at 2:00 PM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Blevins and Herman Widener. Burial will follow in the Wideners Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 \endash 9 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Rick Edmiston, Wesley Barker, Chris Barker, R. J. Mumpower, Eric Keen and Joshua Mumpower.

Patsy Sue Hill
Mrs. Patsy Sue Owens (Pat) Hill, daughter of the late Nola Silcox and the late Tyrus Arnie Owens was born June 14, 1942 and passed away Thursday March 25, 2004, making her stay on earth 61 years, 9 months and 25 days. She was married to James E. Hill on October 26, 1968 and to this union no children were born. She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Dennis Ray Owens, making her the last survivor of her immediate family. Pat united with the First Presbyterian Church of Dickenson County, Haysi, Virginia on May 11, 1958. She also had roots deep in the Primitive Baptist Church. She was a kind loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. To Pat each was special. She was Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star #182 and was the retired office manager for Drs. Glover and Moore, PC for sixteen years. She is survived by her loving husband, Jim Hill; four cats which were her children: Mona, Freckles, Rebel and Pester; niece: Trish Michelle Owens Whisenant and her husband Billy of Warrenton; three grand nieces: Olivia, Emma and Grace; grand nephew: Owen, all with beautiful smiles and blue eyes. One aunt: Trulah Taylor of Haysi, VA; two uncles: Francis Owens of Birchleaf, VA; Buford Owens of Wayne, Michigan; a cousin, more like a brother, Darrell G. Silcox.; special family and friends: Roger A. Glover of Abingdon; Clint and Linda Williams; 22 cousins and untold numbers of friends. Funeral services will be held Friday March 26, 2004 at 6:30 P. M. at Farris Funeral Service. Rev. Jerry Eggers and Mr. Glen Douglas will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. Entombment services will be Saturday March 27, 2004 at 2:00 P. M. at Knollkreg Memorial Park Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be: Bernard Neese, Roger Linkous, Randy Felts, Leonard Vaughn Willis, Don Hinchey, Marty Jessee, Johnny Cole and Joel Blevins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital of Greenville, SC c/o Desert Sands Shrine Club P. O. Box 1632 Abingdon, Virginia 24212.

Lonnie Lincoln Childress
Mr. Lonnie Lincoln (Lank) Childress, 69, of Abingdon died Friday March 26, 2004 at his home. Mr. Childress was a native and life long resident of Washington County. He was retired from Cherokee Construction. Survivors include one half-sister: Thelma Baldwin Snodgrass and husband Garnett of Abingdon; three half-brothers: Ernest Lee Baldwin of Douglasville, GA; Homer Baldwin, Jr. of Abingdon; Clarence Elmer Baldwin and wife Sue of Meadowview; several nieces and nephews; two special friends: Fred Sutherland and Linda Belisle. The family wishes to thank Dr. Simon Pennings and Dr. Paul Armstrong and their staff for the care rendered to Mr. Childress. A graveside funeral service will be held Sunday March 28, 2004 at 2:00 P. M. at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Rev. Paul Stanley will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:30-8:30 P. M. at Farris Funeral Service.

Lucille Scyphers Scott
Mrs. Lucille Scyphers Scott, age 85, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at her home. She was born in Washington County where she was a lifelong resident until moving to Chilhowie in 1993. She was a member of the Meadowview United Methodist Church and the Wesley Women' s Circle. Lucille had retired from the Parks Belk in Abingdon having worked twenty years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton H. Scott. She is survived by:
A daughter, Charlotte S. Sutherland and husband, R. Rhett of Chilhowie, Va.
A son, Donald H. Scott and wife, Barbara J. of Glen Cove, New York
A brother in law, Dick Gardner of Abingdon, Va.
Three grandchildren, Dr. Kevin S. Sutherland and wife, Christine G. of Richmond, Va.
Kim S. Sturgill and husband, Richard K. of Abingdon, Va.
Donald R. Scott of Glen Cove, New York
Five great grandchildren, Noah G. Sutherland and Emma M. Sutherland both of Richmond, Va.
Roby K. Sturgill, Jacob H. Sturgill and Charles Scott Sturgill all of Abingdon, Va.
A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at 11:00 AM in the Knollkreg Memorial Park with Rev. Jerry Eggers officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 \endash 8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Bill Duty, Jerry McClure, Clay Ewald, Don Coulthard, Mike Sturgill, Bill Mink, Mark Sutherland, and Wayne Trivett. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Vaughn Gardner, Dr. Richard Gardner, Dr. James Gardner, Kenneth Reynolds, Roy Scott, Kyle Grubb, Kenneth Scott, David Scyphers, Cecil Scyphers, Evans Scyphers and Calvin Jones. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Tammy Lundy, Margaret Neal, Workers in the Field, Wellmont Hospice, Dr. Jim Schrenker, Home Nursing Company and special granddaughter, Kim S. Sturgill for all the care given Lucille during his illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Outreach Foundation, Inc. serving local cancer patients and their extended family, 206 Abingdon Place, Abingdon, VA 24211. Family and friends are to meet at the funeral home Wednesday for a procession to the cemetery at 10:50 AM.

Frances Marie Wilcox
Mrs. Frances Marie Wilcox, born January 10, 1925 in Meadowview, Virginia, died March 29, 2004 at her home following an extended illness. She was the widow of Arthur S. (Junior) Wilcox, Jr. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Christian Church. She is survived by one granddaughter, Cari Craighead, Alberta, VA, daughter and son-in-law, Murleen and William (Bill) Craighead, Meadowview, VA, brother and his wife, Ray and Ann Jones, Abingdon, VA, four sisters, Dorothy Jones and Irma Jones, Meadowview, VA, Pat Spradlin and husband Robert and their son, David Scruggs, Peggy Meador and husband Tony, all of Moneta, VA, sisters-in-law, Bly Gobble and Minnie McCracken, Meadowview, VA; brothers-in-law, Isaac Wilcox, Bristol, Kenneth Wilcox, Sidney, OH; Paul Wilcox and Lee Wilcox of Meadowview, VA, Coy Parsons, Lenior, NC and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are special friends Fred and Linda Catron, caregivers Sheila Blevins and Beverly Bobo and members of the Mt. Carmel Christian Church. Mrs. Wilcox was preceded in death by husband, Arthur S. (Junior) Wilcox, Jr., infant son, Johnny Rosenbaum; brother-in-law Charlie Wilcox of Richlands and sister-in-law Margaret Parsons of Lenior, NC. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 6:45 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jerry Eggers officiating. The committal service will be conducted Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Glade Spring Volunteer Life Saving Crew, P. O. Box 59, Glade Spring, VA 24340 or to the Meadowview Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 84, Meadowview, VA 24361 or to the Mt. Carmel Christian Church. The family will receive friends Tuesday immediately following the funeral service.

Jean M. Johnson
Mrs. Jean M. Johnson, age 73, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at her home. She was born in Smyth County but had lived most of her life in Abingdon. She was the daughter of the late Hurley and Vennie Martin. Jean was a 1948 graduate of Chilhowie High School and had worked over 29 years at the Johnston Memorial Clinic in the pediatrics department. She was a very active member of the Shady Grove United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women' s Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bruce Johnson, Sr. and a brother, Ray Arthur Martin. She is survived by
A son, Bruce Johnson of Abingdon
Two daughters, Lelia Rash and husband, Joe
Susan J. Kidd and husband, David A., all of Abingdon
Two brothers, Fred A. Martin of Chilhowie, Va.
Donald Dean Martin of Fries, Va.
Five grandchildren, Michael Rash, Kayla Fulwider, Shannon Johnson, Daniel Kidd and Wesley Kidd
Two great grandchildren, Chase Johnson and Brianna Hopkins
Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews
A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, April 3, 2004, at 10:00 AM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Watkins and Rev. Bill Graybeal officiating. Entombment will follow in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 \endash 8 PM Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Bo Boyd, Jim Fern, Mike Hagy, J.B. Kinder, Luther Bussey, Ed Ashley, Randy Singleton and Butch Snodgrass. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Adam Steinberg, Dr. Herman Pinkerton, B. F. DeBusk, Roy Grubb, Dewey Roe and Albert Blevins. The family would like to acknowledge a special caregiver, Sheila Taylor, a very special caregiver who became a part of her family, Sonya Eller, Southwest Virginia Home Health nurses and aides and Total Care & Hospice for all the care and kindness shown Jean during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 335 Gillespie Street, Abingdon, VA 24210.


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