Blanche M. Campbell
ST. PAUL - Committal services for Blanche Meade Campbell will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Pallbearers will be Bill Straugn, Robert Bolling, Henry Phillips, Jason Phillips, Kelly Chaffin, Douglas Campbell, Justin Campbell and Travis Bell. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m.
Condolences may be sent to the Meade family via e-mail to the funeral home.
Mrs. Campbell, 89, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carl W. Dingus
WEBER CITY, Va. - The Lord called Carl W. "Buch" Dingus, 66, home on Monday, April 1, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center.
He was a native of Kingsport, living most of his life in Scott County, Va. He retired from Mead Corp., where he was manager of procurement. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-58, was a member of the 1953 graduating class of Shoemaker High School and was a member of the football team.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Weber City and a member of the adult choir.
He was preceded in death by his parents, O.L. and Nannie Scott Dingus; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Geneva and W.R. Porter; and brother-in-law, Gary Porter.
Surviving are his wife, JoAnn Porter Dingus of Weber City; sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Jim Click of Mount Carmel, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law Hubert and Judy Dingus of Dothan, Ala., Hartwell and Dorothy Dingus of Weber City and Harold and Esther Dingus of Bristol, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2002, at First Baptist Church of Weber City and any time at the residence on Jennings Street.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2002, at the church with Pastor Dean Smith officiating.
Music will be provided by the adult choir of First Baptist Church of Weber City.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2002, at HolstonView Cemetery in Weber City.
The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lee Tomlinson, Farrell Johnson, Donald Carter, Ronald Carter, Paul Henry and Jerry Hall.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Associaton, P.O. Box 1249, Abingdon, VA 24212.
Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cecil Allen Fleenor
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - The funeral service for Cecil Allen Fleenor will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Buddy Jones and the Rev. Dan Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ira Grant, Mike Ramsey, John Davis, Jerry Bacon, Buddy Barfield, Wayne Presley, Paul Fleenor Jr., Allen Woodworth and David Neely. Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Lane, Paul Leonard, Clyde White and Mickey Carberry. E-mail condolences to the family may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Fleenor, 65, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Fleenor.
NORTON - Funeral services for Marjorie (Margie) Frye will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Freewill Baptist Church, P.O.Box 621, Norton, VA 24273.
Miss Frye, 83, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, in Norton Community Hospital.
Louise L. Hampton
Louise L. Hampton, 79, of Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, inWellmont Hospice House.
She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late James Luther and Alice Spangler Lowe. She was the widow of Samuel J. Hampton.
Mrs. Hampton was a retired employee of Westbury Fashions and a charter member of First Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include two sisters, Natilean Anderson and Nancy Barnes, both of Bristol, Tenn.; one brother, Ralph Lowe of Bluff City; a special nephew, Ronnie Roberts; and several other nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at First Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Joe Rinehart officiating. The commital service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the graveside in Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hampton.
Lucile Gibson Horne
Funeral services for Lucile Gibson Horne will be conducted in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel in Castlewood Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at 7 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Parson officiating. Committal service and interment will follow on Thursday, April 4, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Castlewood Funeral Home Wednesday, April 3, 2002, from 5 to 7 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the Horne family via e-mail to the funeral home.
Mrs. Horne, 83, of 98 Milburn Drive, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at National Health Care in Bristol, Va.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Leona P. King
Leona Brown Peters King, 83, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord April 1, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born April 16, 1918, in Trigg, Va., a daughter of the late Harry B. and Annie P. Stafford Peters. Mrs. King was 7 years old when her family moved to Bristol from Bluefield. She joined Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church in 1926, and was an active member until her health failed her. She was also a 1936 graduate of Tennessee High.
Mrs. King was a homemaker and the widow of Carl McHarris King.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Linda S. and Jerry D. Kaylor and Harry L. and Carolyn S. King; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Collins officiating. Committal services and burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in MountainView Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel.
W.D. McCracken Sr.
Funeral services for W.D. "Bill" McCracken Sr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shayne Cradic and Rev. Alvin Green officiating. Burial will follow in Gum Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rocky Necessary, Chris Worley, Howard Barker, Josh Cox, Billy Hatcher and Verlin Necessary. Honorary pallbearers will be Melton Staubus, Alvin Green, Troy Frazier, Robert Worley, Logan Kaylor, Wilkie Welch, Jack Lewis, Mack Belcher and his many "pickin' " buddies and their families. Military honors will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975.
Mr. McCracken, 74, of 4113 Little Wolfe Run Road, Bristol, Va., died Friday, March 29, 2002, on his farm.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
William P. McCray
William E. Patrick McCray, 72, died March 29, 2002. He was born in Saltville, a son of the late Arthur and Anne Barnett McCray. He joined the Army in 1945, and later played baseball for the Appalachian League. After a knee injury ended his baseball career, He joined the Air Force in 1949, where he worked as an instructor in telecommunications repair. He retired from the Air Force in 1971. William served in the Korean War and Vietnam War. Williams was a decorated airman, with his highest award being the Air Force Commendation Medal, awarded while in Vietnam. He was a member of VFW Post 7352 in Springfield, Mass., until he moved to Bristol, Va., where he became a member of VFW Post 6975. William was a Shriner and belonged to the Scottish Rites.
Surviving are sons Michael McCray of Holyoke, Mass., and Lindsey McCray of Springfield; daughters Leta Bouse of Holyoke, Patti Caterson of Montrose, Pa., Vicki Cotton of Chicopee, Mass., Tammie Vancini of Springfield and Tracey Facchini of Springfield; siblings Nell Litton of Tazewell. Evelyn Hutton of Atlanta, Lois Peake of Dallas, Dorris Peak of Bristol, Va., Frederick McCray of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Jane Oberson of Bensonville, Ill.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, send a donation to your local hospice or Shriners organizations.
Mountain Empire Cremation, Elizabethton, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.
Alace C. Noblitt
Visitation for Alace C. Noblitt, 103, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Colonial Heights Christian Church, Kingsport. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. at the same location, followed by a graveside service in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Colonial Heights Christian Church, 105 Meadow Lane, Kingsport, or First Christian Church, 520 Greenville Blvd., Greenville, N.C.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family of Mrs. Noblitt.
Mrs. Noblitt's earthly days ended March 31, 2002, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Vesta N. and Ken Fraley of Kingsport.
Akard Funeral Home of Bristol is serving the family of Mrs. Noblitt.
ABINGDON - Mr. Herman Norris, 73, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Farris Funeral Service.
Ira Wilson Street
GRUNDY - Ira Wilson Street, 98, of the Royal City area passed away Monday, April 1, 2002, in Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy, following a short illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Wilson Maxwell and Rosa Ellen Ball Street. He had been a resident of Grundy most of his life and a member of Grundy Baptist Church. He was a retired merchant, having owned and operated Street Supply at Mouth Card, Ky. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Mr. Street was preceded in death by his wife, Clara May Smith Street, April 24, 1993.
He is survived by one son, Gary D. Street of Grundy; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) Street of Grundy; three grandchildren, Dianne Bryan of Swanton, Ohio, Donald Hoffman of California, and Susan Michelle Stiltner of Grundy; and three great-grandchildren, Kelly Bryan of Swanton, Sara Bryan of Swanton and Anthony Scott Stiltner of Grundy.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Audrey Jean Hoffmann in 1987; one great-grandson; five sisters, Eunice McClanahan, Eire Fuller, Donna Hale, Eva Shipp and Cholea Street; five brothers, W.A. Street, Clarence Street, Claude Street, Memphis Street and Carlos Taft Street.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 4, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howell Scott and Rev. Ancil Childress officiating, with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.
Friends may call at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m.
Active pallbearers will be Charles M. (Mel) Keen, Dr. J.G. Patel, Woodrow McGlothlin, Edd Shortridge, Lee Keen, James Street, Charlie Woods and Robert Jennings.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of arrangements.
Freddie Lee Thomas (see note beneath obituary)
GLADE SPRING - Mr. Freddie Lee Thomas Jr., 32, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Freddie Lee Thomas Jr.
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Thelmer Wallace Sr.
LEBANON - Thelmer (Peg) Wallace Sr., 92, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Born July 12, 1909, in Pike County, Ky., he was a son of the late Washington Wallace and Ellen Potter Wallace. He moved to Dante, Va., in 1935, and had lived in Lebanon since 1974. He was a retired employee of Clinchfield Coal Co. and was a 61-year-member of the UMWA. He was currently a member of Local 7950 and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Audie Wallace, William P. Wallace, Johnny Wallace and Dallas Wallace; and two sisters, Nova Whicker and Roma Reynolds.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Rachel Holbrook Wallace; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Raymond Harrison of Lebanon; five sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny Lee and Phyllis Wallace of Dante, Freddie and Jean Wallace, Thelmer Jr. and Sharon Wallace and Steve and Peggy Wallace, all of Lebanon, and Donald Gene and Dolly Wallace of Castlewood; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Italy Castle and Faye Bentley, both of Castlewood; one half-sister, Paralee Murphy; five half-brothers, Primmel Wallace, Frankie Wallace, Jethro Wallace, J.T. Wallace and Fred Wallace.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2002, in Green Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Fletcher and the Rev. Leonard Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood with graveside rites conducted by the UMWA. Pallbearers will be Eddie Harrison, John Moore, Jesse Harrison, Jackie Stump, Lee Potter, Mark Willis, Marc Krank and Randall Harrison. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Thursday where friends may call.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Wallace.
Rachel E. Yates
HAYSI - Rachel E. Yates, 95, of Route 2 passed away Monday, April 1, 2002, at Heritage Hall in Clintwood. Born in Dickenson County, she was a daughter of the late Nathan and Judy Barton Edwards and the widow of William Dolphus Yates. She was a member of Sandlick Primitive Baptist Church since 1929. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Martha; a son-in-law, Elder Clayton Edwards; two brothers, Russell and Whetsel Edwards; nine sisters, Delphia Yates, Hettie Owens, Bessie Griffith, Laura Edwards, Valley Counts, Virgie Sykes, Mary Yates, Martha Yates and Sarah Yates; and two grandsons, Bobby Edwards and Tommy Joe Yates.
Survivors include a daughter, Trula Edwards of Abingdon; two sons, Hansel Yates and wife, Fay, of Haysi and Lester Yates and wife, Susie, of Haysi; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2002, at Sandlick Primitive Baptist Church with Elders Franklin Viers, Roger Fuller, Leonard Barton and Garnell Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow in Yates Cemetery, Route 2, Haysi. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at Haysi Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 3, 2002, after 6 p.m, where an evening service will be held at 7 p.m. with Elders Darrell Davis, Price Viers, Bruce Edwards and Franklin Viers.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nannie Belle Young
RAVEN - Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie Belle Young will be conducted Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. Jerry Welch and the Rev. Robert Allen Buckles officiating. Interment will follow at Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery in Richlands. Friends and neighbors will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. E.E. Moore and A.W. Horton Jr.
Mrs. Young, 83, of 216 Young Road, passed away Monday, April 1, 2002, in a Richlands hospital, following a lengthy illness.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
Henry W. Bowery
Funeral services for Henry Whiteman Bowery will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cass Farrior officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by Patton-Crosswhite V.F.W. Post 6975 will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. Those desiring may make memorials to Virginia Avenue Baptist Church or Shriners Crippled Children Fund. E-mail condolences to the family at www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Bowery, 81, of 1244 Maryland Ave., Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Emma Lou Caruso
NORTON --Mass of the Resurrection for Emma Lou Caruso will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Norton. Entombment will be in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sister Anne Christina Education Fund, c/o St. Mary's Hospital, Third St., NE, Norton, VA 24273.
Mrs. Caruso, 74, died peacefully at her home Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002.
Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lelia R. Cox
MARION - Lelia Rowland Cox, 94, widow of Robert Neil Cox, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was a long time resident of Marion. She was a member of Marion Rebekah Lodge 42. Mrs. Cox spent her last years in Winston-Salem. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Ann Cox Trail and Geraldine Cox. She is survived by four grandchildren, Terry and Kim Trail, Sandra Carol Trail, Diana and Thomas Elsaesser and Debora and Brad Byrd, all of Winston-Salem; one great-grandson, Joseph Neal Trail of Winston-Salem; two step-grandchildren, Andrew and Ashley Iacobucci; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Marion. The family will receive friends Thursday morning from 10 until 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Cox Family.