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Bertha Lee Henry Kinsolving Talley
We celebrate the home going of Bertha Lee Henry Kinsolving Talley, age 90 of Abingdon, Virginia who went to be with the Lord and her heavenly family on July 2, 2004. Mrs. Talley was born on February 1, 1914 in Washington County to the late William and Elizabeth Henry. After her parent' s death, she became the foster daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Leighton Kinsolving of Abingdon, Virginia. Mrs. Talley lived in the Green Springs Community most of her life with the exception of the 26 years she lived in Tallahassee, Florida after she and her husband Tom Talley retired from the Dairy business. Mrs. Talley was a homemaker and a member of Green Spring Presbyterian Church where she was pianist/organist for 34 years. In Tallahassee, she was a member of Thomasville Road Baptist Church and played piano for the Senior Choir and was an encourager to their Sunday school class. Her husband Tom Talley died in June of 1977 and she returned to Abingdon in 1995 where she was a member of Abingdon Baptist Church. Her last few years were spent at Abingdon Manor giving joy to others still playing piano by memory even as recent as one week prior to being hospitalized. She was known for her music, her constant smile and sweet nature. Mrs. Talley is survived by three daughters, Donna Talley Garrett, Ann Talley Berry and Carol Talley Clifton and husband Mac R. Clifton. She is also survived by one son, Tom Talley and wife, Julianne. She was the grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren and counting. As Proverbs 31:28 says, ' Her children arise and call her blessed;' The viewing will be at Abingdon Baptist Church Sunday July 4th, 2004 from 2:00 till 4:15 pm followed immediately by the funeral services at 4:30 pm. with Dr. Steven Pollard and Rev. John Holmes officiating. Graveside services will follow at Greens Spring Presbyterian Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Frank Garrett, Allen Garrett, Will Berry, Tom Berry, Joe Berry, Tommy Garrett and Frankie Garrett. Honorary pallbearers will be Spence Garrett, Josh Stewart, Roger Clifton and Brandon Garrett. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Green Spring Presbyterian Church organ fund, 22007 Green Spring Church Road, Abingdon, VA 24211, Abingdon Baptist Church music ministry, 361 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, or Crossroads Church music ministry, P.O. Box 992, Cairo, Georgia 39828.

Kathleen Miller Strunk
Kathleen Miller Strunk, age 86, passed away on July 7, 2004 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Strunk was a native of Kentucky and a long time resident of Southwest Virginia. She was married to Thurston H. Strunk, who predeceased her in 1981. They had no children. She is survived by her brother, William (Bill) Miller, Tonawanda, New York, 14 nieces and nephews; and many beloved ' special adopted' children and friends. Mrs. Strunk touched the lives of every person she met; and was a generous supporter of many philanthropies, including her and her husband' s alma mater, the University of Kentucky; Emory & Henry College, and the University of Virginia' s College at Wise. A memorial service will be held at the Farris Funeral Chapel at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that contributions be made to the University of Virginia' s College at Wise, the University of Kentucky, or Emory & Henry College, or a charity of your choice.

Joseph James Widner
Mr. Joseph James (Joe Bill) Widner, age 77, of 290 Denton Valley Road in the Offset Community, went home to be with the Lord on July 7, 2004 following a long illness. He was born in Washington County, VA to the late William Widner and Ellen Howington Widner. Mr. Widner was also preceded in death by son, James T. Widner, a daughter, Rhonda Widner Roberts, four brothers and three sisters. He had lived most of his life in the Offset Community in Sullivan County and was a member and deacon of the South Chapel Baptist Church in Bristol, TN. Mr. Widner was a retired bus driver for Holston Bus Company. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Goldie R. Widner; three daughters, Margaret Hawkins and husband Marvin, Rita Johnson and husband Dennis all of Bristol, TN and Sharon Blevins and husband Billy of Abingdon, VA; a daughter-in-law, Myrtle B. Widner of Damascus, VA; sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday in the Farris Funeral Chapel, 427 E. Main Street, with Brother Paul Maye and Brother Billy Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in the Alvarado Community. Grandsons will serve as casket bearers. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M. Friday at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon or any time at the home of Mr. Widner. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Amdeisys Home Health, expecially his personal aid, Helen and the staff of E.T.S.U. Family Practice.

Virginia Widner Ratcliffe
Mrs. Virginia Widner Ratcliffe, 87, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at Valley Healthcare in Chilhowie, Virginia. She was born in Chilhowie and lived most of her life in Washington County, Virginia. Mrs. Ratcliffe was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hutton Ratcliffe; her father, Roby Monroe Widner; her mother, Minnie Tilson Widner; her step-mother, Louise Widner; three brothers, three sisters, and two step-brothers. She is survived by her son, Phillip Rodney Ratcliffe of Falls Church, VA; her son Nicklos Dale Ratcliffe and wife, Regina of Glouchester Point, VA; her daughter, Kathy Evans and husband Jim of Glade Spring, VA; two grandsons, Jason Andrew Harris of Bristol, TN and Jeremy Adam Harris of Glade Spring, VA; two sisters, Evelyn Sturgill of Chilhowie, VA and Joyce Boyd of Johnson City, TN; and one brother, Hayward Widner of Richmond, VA. Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Widner Ratcliffe will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Kelly, Jr., French Sturgill, Bill Boyd, Jr. James Harris, Jason Harris, Jeremy Harris. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. \endash 9:00 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home.

Keith Allen Lilly
Keith Allen Lilly, age 31, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2004. Keith was a graduate of John S. Battle High School where he was a member of the band. He was a member of the Greendale Chapel and attended Highlands Fellowship. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Stuart and Edna Lilly, his maternal grandfather, Garland Worley and maternal uncle, Roy Worley. He is survived by his parents, John and Vivian Lilly, his maternal grandmother, Ellen Worley, his aunt, Lynda McCracken, cousins, Carrie Woodlief and husband, Billy, Ben McCracken and fianc\'e9,' Teresa Fields, Jake McCracken and wife, Krystal, and other cousins. Aunts and uncles, Carolyn Leonard and husband, Battie, Janice Scott and husband, Ivan, Kermit and Evelyn Lilly, Gene and Nancy Lilly, nephew, Colin Woodlief and niece, Taylor McCracken. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. in the Greendale Chapel with Rev. Jerry Eggers officiating. Interment will follow in the Greendale Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jake McCracken, Billy Rhoton, Billy Woodlief, Brad Watson, Ben McCracken, Robbie McCormick, Hunter Harrington, Derek Branson. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the NAMI Bristol Affiliate, c/o 24124 Crimson Drive, Bristol, VA. 24202. The family will receive friends Saturday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at Greendale Chapel.

Sue Hill Jennings
Sue Hill Jennings, 89, died Wednesday, July 7, at her home. A native of Scott County, Virginia, she had spent most of her life in Gate City and Kingsport, moving to Abingdon in 1990 to be near her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She enjoyed gardening and crafts and was the family genealogist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Jennings; a son, Kenneth E. Jennings, Jr.; a brother, Clyde Wilson Hill; and her parents, Carrie and E.L. Hill. Survivors include a son, Ben Jennings, and wife Merry of Abingdon; a grandson, Will, and wife Autumn of Knoxville; a sister-in-law, Vena Bernard, of Kingsport; and a nephew, Sam Bernard, of Chattanooga. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City with Dr. Klell Napps officiating. The family wishes to thank her special caregivers, Dorothy Blevins and Marie Buttry, for their years of love and care. Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to the Cultural Heritage Project of William King Regional Arts Center, P.O. Box 2256, Abingdon, VA 24212-2256.

Naomi Breeding Martin
Mrs. Naomi Breeding Martin passed away Wednesday evening July 7, 2004 in Roanoke, VA. She was ninety years of age and taught school for more than forty years. She was the daughter of Davis D. and Hattie Stinson Breeding of Russell County, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Martin, and by two brothers, Paul A. Breeding, Wytheville and Clarence Herbert Breeding, Speedwell, TN. She was a member of the Midway Baptist Church in Bristol. She graduated from Virgina Intermont College and Radford College. She taught school in Buchanan County, Russell County, Prince William County in Virginia and retired from teaching fourth grade in Bensalem, PA. Surviving are three sisters, Edith Van Deventer, Roanoke, VA, Dorothy Monk, Lebanon, Mildred Nolen, Cooper City, Florida, and a brother, John H. Breeding, Bristol. Five nieces; Brenda Monk Freeman, Hampton, TN, Karen Breeding Peters, Roanoke, Ellen Christine Breeding McDaniel, Wytheville, Elizabeth Breeding McCreary, Fairfield, Ohio, Ellen Nolen Saul, Cooper City, Florida, six nephews; John Breeding, Jr, Roanoke, David Breeding, Bryan, TX, Wade Breeding, Speedwell, TN, Paul Lee Breeding, Duff, TN, Robert Monk, Crestwood, KY, William Monk, Lebanon, twenty great nieces and great nephews. The funeral service will be conducted Sunday July 11, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Luke Martin officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be John Breeding, Jr., Christopher Breeding, William Monk, Rob Monk, David Breeding, Wade Breeding, Paul Breeding, Roger McCreary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Midway Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday from noon until 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

M. Irene Steagall Harless
Mrs. M. Irene Steagall Harless, age 76, passed away, Thursday, July 8, 2007, at her home. She was born in Washington County, Virginia where she had lived most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Frank Preston and Charlotte Elizabeth Steagall. Irene was a member of the Temple Baptist Church where she was in the Ladies Auxiliary, the Shiloh Baptist Church and had attended the Palestine Baptist Church. She was a member of the Abingdon Chapter #182 Order of the Eastern Star and the Bell-Walsh Chapter #65 Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by a son, James Gilbert Harless; sisters and brothers, Georgia Wilson, Frances Phillips Freshour, Joan Carter, Harold Hinchey and a stepbrother, Claude Hinchey. Irene was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed. She is survived by: Her husband of 59 \'bd years, James Harless; One son, Henry Frank Harless of Abingdon, Va.; Two daughters, Peggy Harless Bowman and husband, James Ronald, Jr.; Jacqueline Harless McCormick and husband, Bobby Dwight All of Abingdon, Va.; A former daughter in law, Carla Harless Marshall of Waynesboro, N.C.; Two sisters, Marie Stigall Crusenberry and husband, Roy; Sharon Hinchey Fields and husband, Robert Lee; Two step sisters, Leona Williams and Katherin Williams, All of Abingdon, Va.; Six grandsons, James Gilbert Harless, II, Jeffrey Lynn Allen, Robert James Barrett, Joel Brian Barrett, Anthony Ryan McCormick, Henry Frank Harless, II; Four great grandchildren A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, July 11, 2004, at 4:00 PM in the Temple Baptist Church with Rev. John Wesley Price and Rev. Jack Sprinkle officiating. An Eastern Star service will conducted at 4:00 PM followed by the funeral service. Burial will follow in the Knollkreg Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 6:00 PM Saturday at the Temple Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be the Grandsons. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Ladies Missionary group, %Temple Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1182, Abingdon, VA 24212 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 246, Abingdon, VA 24212. The family would like to express their gratitude to caregivers, Estelle Elswick, Dawn Hock, Candy Fields and the staff of Total Home Care for all the love and kindness shown to Irene during her illness.

Douglas Dwight Faris
Douglas Dwight Faris, age 58, passed away July 9, 2004, at his home in Fayetteville, Arkansas, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 5, 1945 in Marion, Virginia to Gale L. and Lois Faris of Glade Spring, Virginia. Although he was a native of Washington County, Virginia, he lived in South Carolina, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Maryland, and recently moved to Arkansas. Doug graduated form Emory and Henry College in 1968 with a B. A. in History and Psychology. He was a member of the Blue Key Honor Society, a student government officer, and captain of his football team. Doug received a M. A. in Geography with emphasis on Resource Planning and Urban and Regional Studies and Economic Geography at the University of South Carolina in 1972. In 1973 he took a position as an environmental planner for the city of Denver, Colorado. He also taught courses in land planning at Denver Metropolitan State College. In 1974 he began his permanent career with the National Park Service after being a seasonal employee at Yellowstone in the late 1960' s. From 1974-78 he was a planning team captain at the Denver Service Center and worked on plans for many parks including the Fire Island National Seashore and Assateague Island National Seashore. He was a major player in developmental studies such as the Department of Interior' s Open Space and Recreation study for the greater New York City region. From 1978-80 Doug was project planner for the Lowell National Historic Park that was the first National Park dedicated to the industrial revolution in the country. In 1981, he was a park planner for the Southwest Regional Office of the National Park Service in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was later promoted to Associate Regional Director for the Southwest Region. He had management oversight for legislative coordination; park planning, land protection planning and design; American Indian Affairs; Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance; and Long Distance Trail Programs. For the last nine years he served as Park Superintendent for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park, which runs 185 miles from the Georgetown area of Washington, DC into Cumberland, Maryland. He had a long distinguished career with the National Park Service and retired after 30 years in January 2004. Throughout his career, Doug received numerous awards including: United States Department of the Interior Meritorious Service Award (2001); 2003 Superintendent of the Year for the National Capital Region; The Justice William O. Douglas Award for Leadership and Outstanding Achievement from the C & O Canal Association (2003); Conservation Achievement Award from the Southwest Regional Office of the National Park Service (1994); the 2003 Shoulder to Shoulder Partnership Award; and a Senate Tribute in the Congressional Record (Vol. 149, No. 121). In Fayetteville, Arkansas, Doug was a member of Sequoyah United Methodist Church. He was a consultant for the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, and was the family geneaologist. Doug is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jean Spears Faris, Fayetteville, Arkansas; one daughter Shelly Bohach and her husband LT. Joshua J. G. Bohach, Jacksonville, Florida; one son, Shane Faris, Springfield, Missouri; his parents, Gale L. and Lois Bethel Faris, Glade Spring, Virginia; his brother Ron and his wife Charlotte Faris, Marion, Virginia; his brother Gale L., Jr. and his wife Sandra Faris, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made in his honor to the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, Po Box 687, Springdale, AK 72765; the C & O Canal Association, PO Box 366, Glen Echo, MD 20812-0366; or a charity of your choice. The service will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at Emory United Methodist Church, Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia. Burial will follow at the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Arnie Cantrell
Mr. Arnie Cantrell, age 90, of Abingdon and formerly of Vansant, VA died Thursday, July 8, 2004 at the Welmont Bristol Regional medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Lick Creek, KY on April 23, 1914, he was a son of the late Abe and Edie Cantrell. He was also preceded in death by a sister and several brothers. Arnie was the last surviving member of his siblings. He had been a resident of Buchanan County for most of his life. Mr. Cantrell retired from Harmon Coal Company after 33 years. He was a member of the UMWA. He leaves behind his wife of 68 wonderful years, Jessie Cantrell; one loving and devoted daughter, Sharon Bartley and husband Eddie of Abingdon; two grand daughters that he was proud of, Catrina Ratliff and husband Cullen of Lebanon; Brittany Bartley and fianc\'e9 Robby Barrett of Abingdon and a very special great grandson, Dalton Ratliff. The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Monday, July 12, 2004 in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Paul Ketron officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens in Clay Pool Hill, VA. Casket bearers will be Joe Stephens, Joseph Stephens, Mitchell Atkinson, Rick Bartley, Jerry Bartley, Robert ' Bob' Little, James Shortridge, and David Dingus. Honorary casket bearers will be Avery Bartley,, Larry Ashby, Rob Ratliff, Johnny Fletcher, Earnest Large, and Howard Hess. The family will receive friends after 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.

James McBride Bailey
James McBride Bailey, Sr., age 68, died July 9, 2004 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mountain Home TN. Mr. Bailey was born in Abingdon and was of the Baptist faith. He served his country in the US Air Force as Airman 2nd Class. He received a Good Conduct Medal in July 1958, and an honorable discharge from active military service in August 1958. He was preceded in death by his father Leander McBride Bailey, and his daughter, Eva Lou Bailey. Survivors include his mother, Eva Mae Bailey, one sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Johnny Singleton, one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Lillian Bailey, two sons, James McBride ' Mack' Bailey, Jr. and wife, Lisa and Carson Lane Bailey all of Abingdon. He was ' Pappaw Biggun' to his grandsons, Jonathan and Austin Bailey. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. His family would like to thank his special friend, Pat Campbell, for her loving devotion and care to ' Biggun' . Family and friends will be received at the home of Mack and Lisa Bailey, 24907 Denton' s Valley Road, Abingdon, VA on Sunday, July 11,2004, from 2pm-4pm.

Betty Florence Davis
MRS. BETTY FLORENCE DAVIS, died in Saltville, Virginia on July 10, 2004 after a long illness of heart disease and diabetes. She was the wife of the late, Lester Davis. She is survived by her children,
David Davis of Hope, Kansas
Debra Ordway of Conowingo, Md.
Diane Anderson of Manchester, Penn.
Cheryl Doran of Edgewood, Md.
Robert Davis of Conowingo, Md.
Eric Davis, Sr. of Saltville, Va.
She also leaves behind twenty grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery in Colora, Maryland. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Clinch Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, 7350 Fire Department Road, Abingdon, VA 24210 or the Valley Rescue Squad, 7712 Hayters Gap Road, Saltville, VA 24370. Mrs. Davis will be taken to the R T Foards Funeral Home in Rising Sun, Maryland.

Mabel Rasnake
MRS. MABEL RASNAKE, AGE 88, was carried away by Angels to touch the hand of Jesus on Sunday, July 11, 2004. She was born in Buchanan County, Virginia and had lived there until moving to Washington County, Virginia in 1963 where she lived in the Greendale Community until moving to Campbell Street. She was a member of the Trigg Street Church of God. Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Tandy Lacey, Sr.; her parents, Benjamin and Tiny Barton Rasnake; two sons, Ronnie Rasnake and Ray Ford Rasnake; two grandchildren Sheila Rasnake Tautz and Jarrod Rasnake; one great grandchild, Ashley Brooke Sutherland; eight brothers, Pierce, Walter, Elbert, Oakley, Hubert, Ervin, Graham, Benjamin, Jr. and two sisters, Sarah and Lucille. Mabel is survived by:
Sons, Cliff Rasnake and wife Louise of Hazel Park, Michigan
Ira Rasnake and wife, Catherine of Abingdon, Va.
Mack Rasnake and wife, Carroll of Abingdon, Va.
Kemper Rasnake and wife, Linda of Abingdon, Va.
Bencie Rasnake of Hopkinsville, Ky.
Tandy Rasnake, Jr. and wife, Lee of Abingdon, Va.
Daughters, Janie Gilbert and husband, Danny of Bee, Va.
Lanie Sutherland and husband, Norman of Bristol, Va.
Pat Gobble and husband, George of Abingdon, Va.
Four brothers, Lawrence (Shorty) Rasnake and wife, Mary of Bristol, Va.
Curvin Rasnake and wife, Molly of Big Rock, Va.,
Arnold Rasnake and wife, Barbara of Baltimore Md.
Robert Rasnake and wife Lorraine of Bee, Va.
A sister in law, Gertrude Rasnake of Prater, Va.
25 Grandchildren, 36 Great Grandchildren, one Great Great Grandson,
A host of family and many friends.
A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at 11:00 AM in the branch facility of Farris Funeral Service located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, Virginia at 11:00 AM with Rev. Wayne Chant, Rev. James Beaver, Rev. Roger Williams, Rev. Dale Frazier and Rev. Bencie Rasnake officiating. Burial will follow in the Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon, Va. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends after 6:00 PM Monday at the branch facility or anytime at her home. In memory of Mabel, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Trigg Street Church of God Building Fund, 335 Trigg Street, Abingdon, VA 24210.

Irene D. Smith Viers
MRS. IRENE D. VIERS, age 80, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kentucky and had lived most her life in Grundy until moving to Abingdon in 1974. Irene was the daughter of the late Amos & Lucy Smith of Grundy. She was a former member of the Vansant Baptist Church. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Viers; a son, Ellis S. ' Bud' Viers; brothers and sisters, Hassell Smith, Wilda Smith and Ruth Baldwin. She was the last surviving member of her family. She is survived by:
Three daughters, Betty O' Brien and husband, John of Grundy, Va.
Connie Stiltner and husband, Bill of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Pat Shanklin and husband, Ted of Abingdon, Va.
Eight grandsons, two granddaughters, Eighteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren
A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, July 15, 2004, at 11:00 AM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Allen Moor, Rev. Paul Bufford and Rev. Bill Stiltner officiating. Entombment will follow in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum of Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 \endash 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Greg Viers, John O' Brien II, Jeff Stiltner, Robert Stiltner, Tim O' Brien, David Stiltner, Patrick O' Brien, Eric Ratliff, Tonya Counts and Heather Mueller. Due to sensitive allergies, the family requests that those attending the service refrain from the use of perfumes, colognes or after shave. The family would like to extend special appreciation to Dr. Emory Robinette and staff for their many years of special care given to Mrs. Viers.

Fletcher Stiltner
Mr. Fletcher Stiltner, age 79, formerly of Buchanan County, VA, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2004 at his home following an extended illness. He was a son of the late Roy Stiltner and Lydia Stacy Stiltner. He was preceded in death by a son, William Fletcher Stiltner, a sister, Maxie Farmer and five brothers, Kermit, Clayton, Troy, Clarence and Sidney. He was a member of Meadowview Pentecostal Church and Lifeline Ministries. Mr. Stiltner was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Moby Mae Stiltner; two brothers, Lundy Harold Stiltner of Abingdon and Eugene Berton Stiltner of Grundy; an aunt, Bertie Stiltner of Big Rock, VA and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Brother Tommy Wilson and Brother Darrell Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Casket bearers will be Douglas Baldwin, Artemus Ratliff, Clyde Gamble, Curtis Hopson, Greg Stiltner and Michael Yarber. Honorary casket bearers will be Tony Hopson, Ricky Hopson, Dewey Hopson, David Hopson, Mickey Yarber, Douglas Baldwin, Jr., Gary Stiltner and Jimmy Stiltner. The family would like to give special thanks to his church families at Meadowview Pentecostal Holiness Church and Lifeline Ministries, Hospice and Pallative Care of VA, Linda Yarber and Clyde and Beulah Gamble. God bless all of you. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to his family.

Carolyn Ann Davis
Carolyn Ann Davis, age 56, died Saturday, July 10, 2004 at her home. She was born on November 17, 1947 and was a daughter of the late Clarence Roscoe Barrett and Annie Gertrude Harless Barrett. Ms. Davis was also preceded in death by two sisters, Fannie Stevens and Carleen Barrett and two brothers, John Frank Barrett and Carl Barrett. At the time of her illness, she had been employed at the Greendale Home for the Aged for 24 four years. Survivors include two sons, Shane Davis of Nashville and Robert Davis of Abingdon; one daughter, Rebecca Widener of Abingdon; five brothers, Mike Barrett and Larry Barrett both of Abingdon, Gerald Barrett of Saltville, James Roger Barrett, Nokelsville, VA and Clarence David Barrett of Salisbury, MD; six sisters, Julie Roark, Barbara Armstrong, Linda Roark and Patsy Powers all of Abingdon; Mary Quinn of Biloxi, MS and Ellen Parker of Saltville; also surviving are five grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 P.M. Wednesday in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon (located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens) with Rev. John Wesley Price and Rev. Roger Hearl officiating. Interment will follow in the cemetery. Casket bearers will be the following members of Abingdon Ambulance Service: Mike Baughman, Kenny Long, Joe Arnold, Bruce Hendricks, Allen Parris and Kevin Austin. Honorary casket bearers will be Johnny Roark, Louie Armstrong, Rick Neece, Nelson Hayter and Mac Clifton. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M. Tuesday at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway.

William Kenneth Woodward
WWII Veteran and educator William Kenneth Woodward departed this life on Saturday, July 10, 2004. He was born in Saltville, VA on October 19, 1921 and was one of 11 children. He married Clara Rector of Clinchburg, VA and immediately set sail for four long years serving his country on the USS LST 315 and the USS LST 1110 during World War II. He received both the Asiatic Pacific and the European Africa Middle Eastern campaign medals from the US Navy. After the war, he moved to Oregon, where he received his BA and Master' s degrees from Oregon State University. He settled in Northern Virginia, where he worked as a high school educator for Fairfax County Schools until his retirement in 1978. He taught at George Mason High School, Madison High School, Edison High School and Lake Braddock High School. He was an expert architect and craftsman and a long-standing member of the Freemasons. His proudest accomplishments remain his family of five children, Billie Woodward Cummings of Woodstock, VA; Mary Woodward Clark of Williamsburg, VA; Susan Woodward of Woodstock, VA; Kathryn Woodward Smerdzinski of Vienna, VA; and William Kenneth Woodward, Jr., of Maurertown, VA; as well as his ten grandchildren and great-granddaughter. His survivors also include Clara Rector Woodward of New Market, VA and two brothers, Jack Woodward of South Boston, VA and David Woodward of Marion, VA. He will be remembered for his indelible sense of humor during many hardships and challenges and for the unconditional support he gave to his family, his students and those who knew him. A private memorial service will be held in his honor with the immediate family. Contributions may be made in his name to the WWII US Navy Memorial Fund.

Christine Miller Robinson
Christine Miller Robinson, 60, went to be with the Lord in heaven July 12, 2004. She passed away at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville after a brief illness. Christine was born on August 24, 1943 and grew up in Richlands, VA. She was the daughter of Rosalie Wallace Miller and the late Ralph E. Miller of Richlands.Mrs. Robinson was a graduate of Radford University and a longtime member of Gladeville Presbyterian Church in Wise, VA. She was the loving wife of 40 years of Joseph A. ' Sandy' Robinson, Jr., formerly of Wise, VA; also left behind are a son Barry Robinson and wife Gina; daughter Angie Yates and husband Dean. She was the dear grandmother of Heather and Dylan Robinson and Hunter and Harley Yates. ' Grammy' cared so much about her precious grandchildren. She was also an avid flower and bird lover. She dearly loved her cat Jim ' Bear' who passed away several years ago on an Easter Sunday. The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Friday, July 16, 2004 in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway (located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens) with Rev. Will Gipe and Rev. Robert E. Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the cemetery. Active Casket bearers will be Bob Burns, Dr. Jim Fletcher, Ronnie Clark, Jim Manicure, Joe B. McGlothlin, Tom Yates, Fred Dotson, and Sam Robinson. Honorary Casketbearers will be Dr. Ernest Coburn, MalcolmVandyke, Dr. Andrew Rhinehart, Dr. Tim McGarry, Dr. Forest Swan, Dr. Dennis Notsinger, Bud Osborne, Fleet Underwood, Jim Nesbit, Joe Lyle, Ron Ely, Joe Roberts, Henry Savedge, Len Smith, Greg Jordan, Robert Boyd and Jim Brown The family will receive friends from 6-9 P.M. Thursday at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Gladeville Presbyterian Church in Wise, VA, Cancer Outreach Foundation, 206 Abingdon Place, Abingdon, VA 24211 or Euclid Avenue Baptist Church in Bristol.

Mary Ellen Phillips
Mary Ellen Phillips, age 85, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2004 in Johnston Memorial Hospital. Mary has no surviving family. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens.

Paul Clifton Loyd
Mr. Paul Clifton Loyd, age 67, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at his home. Paul was a farmer all of his life and was preceded in death by his parents, Taylor and Eliza Mullins Lloyd, brothers; Lebron, Elbert, Mack, Elihue and sisters; Pearl Hollett, Pansie Baumgardner, Eva Harris and Mae Whitaker. Survivors include a brother, Emmett Lloyd, Abingdon, VA, a sister, Leona Hutton, Bristol, VA; his children, Paul Clifton, Ann Woods and Don Woods several grandchildren, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday July 17, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in the Greenwood Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ernie Powers and Rev. Bob Jones officiating. Interment in the Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home or anytime at the home of Emmett Lloyd.

Myrtle Romans Copley
Mrs. Myrtle Romans Copley, age 89, died Thursday, July 15, 2004 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was born on June 12, 1915 in Mango County, WV and was a daughter of the late William and Ida Romans. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Averal Bias, Jr. Mrs. Copley was a member of the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Chauncey, WVA and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Abingdon. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Elmer Copley; four sons, Carl Copley and wife Patsie of West Chester, OH, Bob Copley and wife Phyllis of Johnson City, TN, Alfred Copley and wife Angie of Abingdon and Danny Copley and wife Marty of Ft. Myers, FL; four daughters, Beulah Bias of Cleveland, OH; Helen Riffe and husband Jim of Rockville, IN, Lois Kroll and husband John of Greenwood, IN, Elfreda Leckie and husband Norman of Dandridge, TN; a sister, Lois Lucas of Huntington, WV; thirty one grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 P.M., Sunday, July 18, 2004 in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, (located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens) 19451 Lee Highway, Abingdon with Rev. Mark Copley and Rev. Paul Bufford. Casket bearers will be the following grandsons; Mike Copley, Jeff Riffe, John Kroll III, Brandon LaCrone, David Riffe, Scott Copley, John Riffe, Greg Copley and Mitchell Spalding.Honorary casket bearers will be all other grandsons, and great grandsons. In place of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations in honor of Mrs. Copley be made to the Nazarene Church of Abingdon, 396 Old Eleven Court, Abingdon, VA 24211. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M., Saturday at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon.

David Ray Evans
Mr. David Ray Evans, age 55, of Abingdon, Virginia, formerly of Belfry, KY passed away July 16, 2004 at 12:45 p.m. in Johnston Memorial Hospital following a short illness. David was born on April 19, 1949 in Grundy, VA to the late Minister Eugene Evans and Nora Matney Evans. He attended Sharondale Grade School and was a graduate of Belfry High School. He was a disabled coal miner with a mining career of over 30 years which included Eastern Coal Company of Stone, KY, Clinchfield Coal Company, Lebanon, VA, Sidney Coal Company, Sidney, KY, before becoming disabled. Survivors include:
David was a loving husband for 36 years to his wife, Patsy Ann (Pecco) Evans. A father to three wonderful children; Candy Renee' Jones, Paul David Evans and Heather Cecile Evans all of Abingdon, VA, a loving grandfather to three wonderful grandkids; Kara Evans, Castlewood, VA, Scott Thomas and Aundrea Jones both of Abingdon, VA, brothers; Donald (Helen) Evans, Abingdon, VA, Clinton (Debbie) Evans, Grundy, VA, Reba Rasnake, Claypool Hill, VA, Eleanor (Zed) Ball, Rosedale, VA, Elizabeth (Lynn) Blevins, Bristol, VA. He is the son-in-law of Jonah and Mabel Varney of Belfry, KY, a loving brother-in-law, J. T. Varney, Belfry, KY, sisters-in-law; Tolena (Steve) Trout, Kodak, TN, Tammy Varney, Belfry, KY, Pam Varney, Kodak, TN, several nieces and nephews whom he loved and they loved him. Visitation services will be conducted Sunday, July 18, 2004 from 5-9 p.m. at the Painter Creek Church of Christ on Route 75 near the Virginia/Tennessee State Line, Abingdon, VA with church services from 6-7p.m. with Minister Richard Gaminde. Funeral services will be conducted Monday July 19, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the Painter
Creek Church of Christ on Route 75. Burial will follow in the Mountain View United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at their residence at 23056 Leaward Lane, Abingdon, VA at anytime.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Evans, Jeremy Evans, Bruce Olivo, Donald Evans, Jr., John Brown, Lynn Blevins, Scott Crum, Gary Fields, Ryan Stiltner. Honorary Pallbearers will be Harold Mitchell, J. T. Varney, Steve Trout, Tom Pecco, Jr., Brian Slone, Jim Lewis, Donald Evans, Clinton Evans, Ben Goad. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Painter Creek Church of Christ in memory of David Evans.

Col. (Ret) Jeffery Hugh White
Col. (Ret) Jeffery Hugh White, Age 62 went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 16, 2004, Following injuries received in a farming accident. He was born June 17, 1942 in Buchanan County, Virginia to the late Early E. and Mazie (Frazier) White. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tom White. Jeff is survived by his wife, Laura , children, Joshua, Lauren, and Kim Bush. Grand children Mitchel and Shelby, and nephew, Bandon White. A graduate of Auburn University, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, Jeff' s medals and honors included Two Legion of Merit Medals, Two Bronze Stars with Valor, Three Purple Hearts, Three Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medal, Five Army Commendation Medals, Three Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal \endash 31 Years Service, Army Service Ribbon, Ranger Qualified, National Defense Ribbon, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal- Saudi Arabia, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infintry Badge, Master Parachutist. Jeff was a graduate of the Army War College, Command General Staff College, and numerous other military Schools. Jeff' s military career began as an enlisted member of the U.S. Army. Following Jeff' s first year in the U.S. Army, he entered Officer Candidate School, graduating a 2nd Lieutenant. Colonel White served two tours in Vietnam with 1st Cav, 82nd Airborne, Three tours of duty in Korea, and served During Desert Storm as the Officer in Charge, Tactical Command Post under the Command of Lt. General Gary Luck. Jeff White was very active in the Abingdon community. He shared his love of scouting with the community as the Cub Master for Pack 20, Den Leader, Pack 20, and Assistant Scout Master- Troop 222. Jeff was a soccer coach in the Highlands Soccer Association. Jeff was an avid horse enthusiast, who loved their kind and gentle nature. The Whites are members of Providence Community Church, Jeff taught Sunday School for the 3rd-5th Grades. A memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. \endash Monday, July 19, 2004 at the Farris Funeral Chapel, 427 East Main Street with Rev. John Thrasher officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to St. Jude' s Childrens Hospital in memory of Jeff White and in honor of Cassadie Jackson.

William R. Davis
Mr. William R. Davis, age 37, passed away Friday July 16, 2004 at home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Ishpeming, MI and was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Davis. He is survived by a daughter, Kaitlyn Davis, his wife, Virginia Davis, his mother, Mary Davis, Republic, MI, three brothers, Duane and Stacy both of Chicago, IL, Jerry (Debbie) Davis, Abingdon, VA, two sisters, Karen Davis (Shane Perry) Republic, MI, Sharon (Steve) Seymour, Marion, VA, He had numerous nieces and nephews to include Hilary, Jennifer, Dana, Danielle, Charlie, Tabitha, Benjamin, April, Michael, Marissa, Zachary, Chloe. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel Mr. Paul Viers, Minister officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Michigan. Family and friends may visit at the conclusion of the memorial service.

Bonnie Miller Spriggs
Mrs. Bonnie Miller Spriggs, age 89, passed away Sunday July 18, 2004 in Grace Health Care of Abingdon. Bonnie was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church, was active in the nursing home bible study and was a member of the Greenfield Women' s Missionary Union. She was employed with Big Jack in Bristol for 40 years. After the plant closed, she retired from Buster Brown in Chilhowie with over 50 years in the sewing industry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fullen Spriggs, her mother, Hattie Lee Jones Miller, two brothers, Fred and J. C. Survivors include two brothers, Calvin C. Miller, Bluff City, TN, Raymond Miller, Kingston, NC, a sister, Opal B. Miller, Bristol, VA, several nieces and nephews, special extended family, Bill ' Butch' and Becky Musick and Bill and Judy Osborne. The funeral service will be conducted Monday July 19, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, with Dr. Carl Young officiating. Committal graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Bill ' Butch' Musick, Gary Lynn Barker, Mark Osborne, Jason Osborne, Robbie Osborne, Eugene Osborne, Wayne Miller, Allen Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Rosedale Baptist Church. A special thanks to an excellent caretaker, Nancy Harless. Those wishing to express sympathy on line may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com. The family will receive friends Monday immediately following the service. The Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA is serving the Spriggs family.

Leona Hughes Edwards
Mrs. Leona Hughes Edwards, age 78, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2004 in the Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN. Mrs. Edwards had been a resident of the Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, VA and was a protestant. He was preceded in death by her husbands, Russell Hughes of Lebanon and Howard Edwards of Dryden, her parents, Dewey and Artie Kegley Weeks, a sister, Margie Roark. Survivors include a son and his wife, Tommy and Pat Hughes, Bristol, VA, a daughter and her husband, Betty and Larry Gibson, Big Stone Gap, VA, step-son and his wife, James and Dora Edwards, Dryden, VA, step-daughters-in-law, Murriel Edwards, Dryden, VA, Linda Edwards, St. Charles, VA, brothers, Guy and Raymond Weeks, Christiansburg, VA, Bascom Weeks, Blacksburg, VA, sisters, Mary Musick, Abingdon, VA and Frances Morrison, Castlewood, VA, grandchildren, Lisa Miller, Tammy Dishoungh, Autum Espinosa, Heather Carter, Larry Carter, Jr., great grandchildren, Courtney Carter, Pheonix Miller, Brea Dishoungh and several step-grtandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. A committal graveside will be conducted Wednesday July 21, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Those attending the service on Wednesday are asked to assemble at the cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Darrell Lee Cullop
Mr. Darrell Lee Cullop, age 37, passed away in Tennessee. Darrell lived in Abingdon and Meadowview most of his life and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Emerson and Ollie Culbertson Gilliam and Stuart (Bus) and Betty Boyd Cullop. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Lainy Bernice and Robert Yoder, Johnson City, TN, his father and step-mother, Larry and Lori Cullop, Inman, SC, sons, Codie Cullop Cannon, Chilhowie, VA, Dustin Lee Cullop, Abingdon, VA, Zachary Darrell Cullop, Unicoi, TN, a daughter, Brittany Nicole Cullop Cannon, Chilhowie, VA, a brother, Robert Allen Cullop, Marshall Islands, aunts, Dottie Widner and Betty Morrison both of Abingdon, Nina Kay Thomas, Cuba C. Thomas, Debra Rasnake, uncles, Kyle Cullop and Kitzie Cullop all of Meadowview, VA. A service will be held Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel. He will be laid to rest beside his grandparents, Emerson and Ollie Gilliam and an uncle, Jimmy Dale Gilliam. Burial will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1-2 p.m. in the funeral home or at the home of Gene and Dottie Widner, 21354 Crosswinds Drive, Abingdon, VA.

Darlene Price Huffman
Darlene Price Huffman, age 74, died Monday, July 19, 2004 at the Greendale Home for the Aged. She was born on March 12, 1930 in Tazewell County, VA to the late Sandy Price and Lola Ball Price and had lived in Washington County since 1971. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Vance Jefferson McCloud in 1967, her second husband, Booker F. Huffman in 1990, a grandson, Christopher Adam Nunley, two brothers, Clyde (Gabby) Price and Paul Price. She was the proud widow of a UMWA miner from district 20, sub-district 28 of Castlewood, VA. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Don (Kay) Nunley and Mrs. Eugene (Jennette) Hurd both of Abingdon; a grand daughter Kristy Maxwell of New Jersey, a grandson, Tyler Nunley; a sister, Helen G. Price of Richlands, VA; two brothers, Carl Price and Bobby Price both of Richlands, VA and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Friday, July 23, 2004 in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service (located on the grounds of Forest Hills Memory Gardens) 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon with Rev. Roger Hearl and Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the cemetery. Casket bearers will be Gene Hurd, Billy Joe Price, Junior McCloud, Don Nunley, Tyler Nunley and Rusty Maxwell. Honorary casket bearers will be Ricky Neece, Ricky Kennedy and Wayne Vaught. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Forest Hills Chapel. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Darlene' s friends and care givers at Greendale Home for the Aged where she has resided since December of 2001. Your care and kindness will never be forgotten. The family has asked that all gifts of flowers and food be taken to the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service after 2 P.M. Thursday.

Nell Arnold Grimes
Mrs.Nell Arnold Grimes age 85 a resident of the Plum Creek Community went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at home with her family around her. She was a native of Washington County but had resided in Chesapeake, Virginia for 57 years before returning to Glade Spring 4 years ago. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Alice Belle Tuell Arnold. She was a founding member of the Believers Baptist Church in Chesapeake and currently a member of the Washington Springs United Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a beloved daughter in law, Delores Batkins Grimes. Mrs. Grimes is survived by her husband of 61 years, Thomas J. Grimes, Sr.; one son, Thomas J. Grimes, Jr., Glade Spring; two daughters and sons in law, Janice and Tom Whitehurst of Manteo, NC and Judith and Michael Hoback of Meadowview, Virginia; three grandchildren, Nathan Whitehurst ofManteo, NC, Stephanie Grimes and Erich Baldwin and companion, Tracy Young, all of Glade Spring; one great_grandson, Dayne Young of Glade Spring; three dear sisters, Pauline Grimes and Edith Barker of Glade Spring and Alice Conner of Marion and a special niece, Nancy Sheets of Glade Spring. The Grimes family would like to express their sincere appreciation to their special friend and care giver, Nan Beach and to Virginia's Home Health and Hospice. The funeral service will be conducted Friday, July 23, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Larry Lusk, Rev. Scott Spence and Mr. Gerald Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow in the Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Hammond, Lloyd Sheets, Freddie Conner, Charles Conner, Scottie Arnold, Lloyd White. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Arnold, Charles Mercer, Cecil Sturgill, Jacob Sheets, Abram Sheets, Craig Hammond and the men of Washington Springs United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Building Fund of Washington Springs United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home.

James R. Mercer
James R. ' Rudy' Mercer, age 82, went to walk with Jesus Tuesday, July 20, 2004. He was a former resident of Roanoke, VA and had lived in Abingdon for the past 39 years. He retired from Jones Motor Company with 25 years of service. Mr. Mercer served with the Army Corps of Engineers during World War 2; he was a member of Abingdon United Methodist Church; was a fan of all sports and especially loved playing golf. He was preceded in death by a daughter: Joan Mercer Saunders and a granddaughter: Christy M. Remines. Survivors include: his wife of 62 years: Rebecca Peake Mercer. A daughter: Linda Mercer Remines of Abingdon. 2 grandchildren: Joan Remines Hall and husband Darrel of Abingdon; Eva Jane Greenough and husband Jeff and 3 great grandchildren: Julie Anne Greenough, Aaron James Greenough and Ethan Jeffrey Greenough all of Christiansburg, VA. Funeral services for James R. ' Rudy' Mercer will be held at 6 PM Thursday, July 22, 2004 in the Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Rowland, the Rev. Carl Young and Mr. Everette Morefield officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Committal and burial will be Friday at 2 PM at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke. The family would like to thank Dr. Bruce Higinbothom and Dr. Bill Moody for their kindness and caring.

Uclea Price Simmers
Uclea Price Simmers, age 67, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a native of Washington County, a former resident of Delaware and had lived in Abingdon for 20 years. For the last few years she had lived at Ridgefield Retirement Home in Seven Mile Ford. She was preceded in death by her parents: Clark and Gracie B. Price and her husband: Melvin R. Simmers. Survivors include a niece: Brenda Childers and husband Glenn of Abingdon; a great nephew: Kelly Childers, Abingdon; a great niece: Gracie Collins of Aiken, SC and her daughter: Patricia Ann Fogg of Newark, Delaware Additional survivors are: 3 brothers: Clayton Price, Abingdon; Danny Price and Eugene Price both of Pennsylvania; 5 sisters: Dora Price, Abingdon; Christine Garrett, Bristol, TN; Nancy Stark, Bristol, VA; Cecilia Abel, Baltimore, MD and Ethel Gebhart of Hockessin, Delaware; and other nieces and nephews. Crypt side services for Uclea Price Simmers will be held at 11 AM Friday, July 23, 2004 in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with the Rev. Tim Stevens officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11AM Friday at Chapel of Memories Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Wash. County Life Saving Crew, P. O. Box 65, Abingdon, VA 24212.

Johnny Daniel Wynegar
Johnny Daniel Wynegar, age 61, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents: James C. and Lena Mae Wynegar and a sister: Joyce O' Quinn. Mr. Wynegar served 4 years in the U. S. Marine Corps and had been employed with AEP for 37 years. He is survived by his wife of 41 years: Darla Kaye Wynegar. 1 son: Steven Craig Wynegar of Meadowview and 1 daughter: Karen Danette Hayden of Bristol, VA; 4 beloved grandchildren: Sommer, Joshua, Hunter and Tawney; 4 sisters: Belle Aistrop and Millie Kestner both of Meadowview, VA, Margaret Harkleroad, Bristol, VA and Betty Latham, Bristol, TN; 4 brothers: Buddy Wynegar, Myrtle Beach, SC, Eddie Wynegar, Elijay, GA, Bart Wynegar, Abingdon and Don Wynegar of Lafeyette, Colorado. A crypt side funeral service for Johnny Daniel Wynegar will be held Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 11 AM in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Marty Mulligan, Speaker, of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses will officiate.

Jessica Lorraine Wampler
Jessica Lorraine Wampler, 17, of Abingdon, went home to be with her Lord, July 21, 2004. She was a recent graduate of Antioch Christian Academy. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Eugene P. Wampler and E.H. ' Pat' Worley. Survivors include her parents, Randy and Brenda Wampler; sisters, Erica and Maranda Wampler, and Lisa Minton; fianc\'e9, Brandon Damron; her maternal grandmother, Carlette Worley, and paternal grandmother, Erma Wampler; nieces, Alyssa and Kendall Minton; several cousins, aunts, and uncles; and a very special friend, Laura Tenny. Jessica was truly a special person, with a big heart, full of love and joy. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services for Jessica will be held at 2pm Sunday, July 25, 2004, in the Farris Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Teddy Rasnake and Nathaniel Maggard officiating. Interment will follow at Temple Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-9pm in the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Adam Wampler, Adam Randolph, Scott Thompson, Matthew Wampler, Josh Wampler, Everett Minton, Dwayne Helbert, and Josh Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers will be ' Uncle' Dewey Helbert, Curt Osborne, Roma Jessee, Tommy Bradley ' Hammer' , Robert Cross, and Junior Blankenship.

Jean Wilson Compton
JEAN WILSON COMPTON \endash Born in Flat Rock, VA November 16, 1931 to Irene Reedy Wilson of Pataskla, Ohio and the late Jesse B. Wilson. Also preceded in death by one brother, Sydney Robert ' Buster' . Daughter-in-law of the late Luther and Ruth Compton. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, June 19, 2004, Joseph Marion Compton ;one daughter, Jo Karen Compton of Abingdon, VA and Charleston, WV; brother Harless and wife Phyllis of Brandon, FL; sisters Juanita and husband John Midkiff of Pataskla, OH, Evelyn Wilson of Hilliard, OH, Mildred Moeckel of Miami, FL and brother Jesse B. Wilson and wife Jo of Hilliand, OH; brother and sisters-in-law Margaret Lawson of Charlotte, NC, Delano and Margaret Compton of Honaker, VA, Phyllis and Dan Dye of Bristol, TN, Joyce Compton of Bristol, TN and Charles and Yvon Jackson of Richmond, VA. Jean graduated from Honaker High School and worked at Wilson' s Cleaners until she and Marion were married. They moved to Kentucky, then West Virginia and worked for Luther Compton and Sons until they moved to Charleston in 1969. They were in the lumber business and owned rental property in Charleston, WV. They retired from the lumber business in 1991. Jean was always active in church activities and as a Sunday School teacher for handicapped children. She and Marion also had a church bus route. She was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA and attended North Star Baptist Church in Bristol, VA. Special thanks to Dr. Andrew Brockmyre, Dr. ' Meanie' Schrenker, Dr. Forrest Swan for their genuine compassion and excellent care. To J. R. Garrett for babysitting and the weekly ' low cal' deserts. To Mabel Widener for becoming a special member of our family. To David Hudson for his love and support in Abingdon and Charleston, WV. To Virginia Smith for love and weekly homemade bread supper. To North Star Baptist Church in Bristol, VA and Dr. William Houck, T. H. Gilson Sunday school class, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Barker, Mr. and Mrs. David Barker. To Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Elkview, WV and Paston Lee Swor. To Rumble Community Baptist Church, Rumble, WV and Pastor Richard Harold. And for all calls and prayers. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday July 24, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Hwy, Abingdon, VA. Entombment will follow. The family will receive friends Saturday from 3-4 p.m. in the Forest Hills Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Liberty University, 1971 University Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Kenneth Wayne Abel
Mr. Kenneth Wayne Abel, age 67, died Friday, July 23, 2004 at his residence. He was born on December 17, 1936 in Washington County, Virginia to the late Joseph Lester Abel and Julia Ida Lewis Abel. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Wallace ' Wad' Abel, Joseph ' June' Lester Abel, Jr. and his sisters, Lillian Jones and Virginia Hunter. Mr. Abel enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was an influence on many lives in his church and community. He was a member of Green Spring Presbyterian Church where he had served the church as and elder, deacon, a member of the choir, youth leader for the youth ministry and the founder of the Children' s Church. Wayne was a faithful fan of Washington County sports and served as coach for junior varsity baseball at John Battle and was the scores keeper for Abingdon High School varsity baseball team. He was a U. S. Army Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ann Abel; a daughter, Rebekah Abel Lamar and husband Ashley of Decatur, GA; two sons, Todd Abel of Norton, VA and Adam Abel of Abingdon, VA; two brothers, Jack Abel of Abingdon, VA and Bill Abel of Bristol, VA; six sisters, Martha Ketron and Grace Odum of Bristol, VA, Louise Schwartz of Jonesboro, TN, Katherine Saul of Bristol, TN, Sue Gibson of Knoxville, TN and Phyllis Abel of Abingdon. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 P.M., Sunday, July 25, 2004 in the Green Spring Presbyterian Church with Rev. Lawrence Chapin and Rev. Frank Preston officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 PM Saturday at the funeral home. In place of flowers, the family has asked that those wishing to honor Wayne' s memory do so by making memorial donations to the music fund at Green Spring Presbyterian Church, 22007 Green Spring Church Road, Abingdon, VA 24211.

Brenda Owens Rogers
Brenda Owens Rogers, age 54, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 23, 2004 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. She was born on March 6, 1950 in Washington County, VA. and was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Elizabeth Wooten Owens. Brenda had been a resident of Radford for the last thirty five years where she was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church and attended the Fairlawn Baptist Church. She was a longtime employee of the Poly Scientific/Moog Company . She is survived by her husband, Larry Rogers; a daughter Tammy Bowen and husband Dannie of Florida; a son Larry Rogers, Jr. of Radford; a granddaughter, Gwendolyn Bowen; a grandson, Jefrey Davis; her father and step-mother, N. H. Owens, Jr. and Shirley Owens of Abingdon; three brothers, Carl Owens and wife Debbie of Bristol, TN; Kelsey Owens and wife Peggy and Ronnie Owens and wife Rose Ann all of Bristol, VA; two sisters, Shirley Trent and husband Eddie of Meadowview, VA and Kathy Ealey and husband Lawrence of Bristol, VA. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P .M. Monday, July 26, 2004 in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Critcher officiating. Interment will follow in the Valley View Baptist Church Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Dannie Bowen, Jefrey Davis, Anthony Rogers, Gary Williams, Dennis Brummitt and Jerry Hawkins. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.

Louise DeBusk Gunter
Louise DeBusk Gunter, age 92, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2004, in Johnston Memorial Hospital , Abingdon, Virginia. Born September 17, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Bishop DeBusk and the late John Gross DeBusk, Sr., builder and owner of DeBusk Mill in Washington County, Virginia. She grew up as a member of Old Glade Presbyterian Church, attended Queens College and the College of William and Mary, and was a nurse in Glade Spring during the late 1930' s and 1940' s. More recently, she has been a member of Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph George Gunter and their two year old son William Ralph Gunter, as well as her sister Laura DeBusk Arington and brother John Gross DeBusk, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Mary Elizabeth Gunter Haviland and son-in-law David Pairman Haviland of Abingdon, two grandchildren, Simon Windsor Haviland of Bend Oregon, and Hannah Louise Haviland of London, England. Surviving also are one sister Agnes DeBusk Ingram of Mt. Gilead, North Carolina, brother-in-law Charles Reid Gunter of Ridgeway, Virginia and sister-in-law Flora Copenhaver DeBusk Scott of Chilhowie, Virginia, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to Ecumenical Faith in Action (EFIA), a multi-denominational food service pantry for the needy, at P. O. Box 2419, Abingdon, Virginia 24212, or to the Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 136 East Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia 24210. Flowers are also welcome. Pallbearers are David Cline, Dan Smith, Fred Parker, Walter I. ' Jim' White, Jr., David White, and Richard White. Honrary pallbearers are Walter I. White, Sr., Mrs. Betty Ferrier, and Dr. Catherine Smith. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P. M. Thursday, July 29, 2004 at the Farris Cremation and Funeral Center at Forest Hills, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, Virginia. The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 30, 2004 at 3:00 P. M. at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, followed by interment at Knollkreg Memorial Park . The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to all of the staff of Johnston Memorial Hospital for their very kind professional care of Mrs. Gunter.

Eloise Virginia Naff McCall
Mrs. Eloise Virginia Naff McCall, age 60, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Elmo B. and Gladys Wilson Naff. Eloise was a member of the Laurel Community Church and had retired from the Washington County School Board. She is survived by:
One son, Ben McCall and wife, Beth of Blacksburg, S.C.
One daughter, Kim Wallace and husband, Andy of Chilhowie, Va.
Four brothers, Millard Naff of Indianapolis, Indiana
Bill Naff of Oakton, Va.
Edwin Naff of Chilhowie, Va.
Don Lusk of Port Huron, Michigan
One sister, Kathleen McAbee of Gaffney, S. C.
Seven grandchildren, Ava Wallace, Abbie Wallace, Lucas Wallace, Levi Wallace, Eli Wallace, Will McCall, Matt McCall
Several nieces and nephews
A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, July 29, 2004, at 6:30 PM in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor August Lageman and Rev. Eddie Noe officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A committal service will be conducted Friday at 11:00 AM in the Sunset Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy McAbee, Bobby McAbee, Phillip Naff, Paul Naff, Josh McAbee, Brad McAbee and Seth Worley. Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery on Friday. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Virginia, Southwest Virginia Regional Office, 100 North Main Street, Suite, 106, Blacksburg, VA 24060 or a charity of your choice.

Ida Belle Talbert Cacy
Mrs. Ida Belle Talbert Cacy, age 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday July 30, 2004 at the home of Mary and David Chute. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and attended the Gospel Tabernacle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ernest Cacy and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by a sister, Etta Wilcox and husband, Lee, Meadowview, VA, several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Nadine Poston Chapman, Saltville, VA. The funeral service will be conducted Monday August 2, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the graveside in the Knollkreg Memorial Park with Rev. Darrell Henley officiating Pallbearers will be David Chute, Carlie Fuller, Bryan Osborne, Curt Vannoy and Darrell Henley. Please assemble at the funeral home on Monday at 10:30 a.m. for the procession to the cemetery. A special thanks and much appreciation to Dr. Jay Lavigne and the staff of Abingdon OB/GYN and the Southwest VA Home Health Services for their support and help during this time. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-9 p.m. in the funeral home.

Peggy Hilt Satterfield
Mrs. Peggy Hilt Satterfield, age 50, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Peggy faithfully rendered 23 years in the Transportation Department of the Gloucester County School System. She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her mother, Millie G. Hilt. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Gary Satterfield, a daughter, Jan S. Marshall and husband, Kevin, a son, Scott Satterfield, her father, Harold M. Hilt, a sister, Sue Riddle and husband, Wayne, granddaughter, Amanda Marshall. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Timothy B. Kirby, Sr., and Rev. Donald Ambrose on Friday July 30, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Providence Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Box 9, Bena, VA, 23018. The information is supplied by Farris Funeral Service, Main Street Chapel, Abingdon, VA.


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