Raymond M. Massengill Jr.
Dr. Raymond McClellan Massengill Jr., 64, of Bristol Tennessee died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, in Johnson City. He was a son of the late Raymond McClellan Massengill and Mary Louise Myers Massengill of Blountville.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Harriette Hargreave Massengill; two sons, Raymond McClellan Massengill III and his wife Mary of Franklin, Tenn., and Andrew Myers Massengill and his wife Mary of Naperville, Ill.; two daughters, Kim Massengill Seibert and her husband Ken and Debbie Massengill Cornett and her husband Mark, all of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Mary Louise Massengill Jordan of Atlanta; and one brother, Myers Newton Massengill and his wife Jan of Bristol Tennessee.
He earned his bachelor of science (B.S.) degree from the University of Tennessee, the master of science (M.S.) degree from the University of Tennessee, and his doctorate of education (Ed.D) from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Massengill was the assistant dean and director of medical education for both Bristol Regional Medical Center and Holston Valley Medical Center for East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine and professor surgery-otolaryngology and member of the Department of Communicative Disorders. He was a charter member of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine. Prior to that, he served as associate professor of Medical Speech Pathology, Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, Duke University Medical School in Durham, N.C., from 1971 until 1977, and as director of Medical Speech Pathology, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., from 1964-1973.
Dr. Massengill's professional accomplishments include his serving on the Medical School Dean's Council, 1977-present, Education Development Committee, Bristol Regional Medical Center and East Tennessee State University College of Medicine, 1977-present, member, Institutional Committee on Graduate Medical Education, 1992-present, his Bristol Regional Medical Center involvements include the Medical Student and Resident Review (chairman), 1977-present, Continuing Medical Education Committee, 1977-present, and Medical Grand Rounds (chairman and coordinator) 1986-present. He was a member of the Association for American Medical Colleges, Association for Hospital Medical Education, Association for Surgical Education, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and American Cleft Palate Association.
A few of his honors include Fellow, American Speech and Hearing Association, 1969; Sixth Annual Duke Symposium on Orofacial Anomalies named in honor of Raymond Massengill Jr; twice appointed by the Governor of the State of Tennessee to the Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Council, Oct. 3, 1990 - June 30, 1997, and twice appointed by the Governor of the State of Tennessee to serve on the Board of Communication Disorders and Sciences, Tennessee Department of Health, February of 1998 to present. Dr. Massengill has published 71 articles in various medical journals and has presented 132 papers at medical conferences. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church and a member of the A.C. Adams Sunday School Class. He was past president of the Kiwanis Club of Bristol and served on the Board of Trustees of Rocky Mount Museum.
The funeral service is tentatively planned for 8 o'clock Tuesday evening at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 p.m. in the church parlor prior to the funeral. The committal service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN 37620. Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements for Dr. Massengill have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The schedule of services will be confirmed in Tuesday's newspapers.
Jesse R. Maye
BLOUNTVILLE - The committal service and burial for Jesse Ray "J.R." Maye will be at 2 o'clock Monday in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tenn. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the church, other special friends and neighbors and special family members, William Maye and Bob Forrester. Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail to email@example.com.
Mr. Maye, 79, of Buffalo Road died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at home.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Maye have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, Bristol Tennessee.
Freddie A. McGlothlin
Funeral services for Mrs. Freddie Addison McGlothlin will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Ancil Childress officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill. Pallbearers will be Donald Addison, Joe Addison, Perry Cook, Jim Cook, Jack Cook, Les Addison and Billy McGlothlin. Friends may call at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands at 11 a.m. Monday.
Mrs. McGlothlin, 91, of 1 Liberty Place, Bristol, Va., died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at a Bristol Tennessee hospital.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at //www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.
Margaret B. Mitchell
The committal service and burial for Margaret Barrett Mitchell will be at 11 o'clock Monday morning in Shipley Cemetery.
Mrs. Mitchell, 81, of Leisure Park Towers, Bristol Virginia, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at home.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Mitchell have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
George F. Patrick Jr.
The funeral service for George F. Patrick Jr. will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Central Presbyterian Church with Dr. David Wadsworth officiating. Private committal and burial will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon. Honorary pallbearers will be employees and associates of George F. Patrick and Co.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Monday evening at Blevins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Bristol Heart Association, c/o Mary Davis, P.O. Box 544, Bristol, VA 24203-0544.
Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Patrick, 73, of Lee Garden, Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at his residence. Arrangements especially for Mr. Patrick have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Robert W. Pope
Robert William "R.W." Pope, 79, of 2221 Broad St., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Nov. 30, 2002, after a battle with lung cancer. He was the son of the late Charles Elmer and Lilly Denton Pope and had been a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a retired sheet-metal worker with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was a member of Anderson Street United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of Woodmen of the World. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rhoda Pope; and daughter, June Carolyn Pope.
Survivors include brothers Kyle Pope, Charles Pope and Stewart Pope; sisters Virginia Emmert, Edith Wilson, Shirley Roller, Brenda Rosenbalm and Patsy Tomlinson; niece Mary Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Jerry Fleenor officiating. Military honors will be presented by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Online condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rosella H. Pruitt
MEADOWVIEW - Funeral services for Mrs. Rosella Hagerman Pruitt will be conducted Monday at 3 p.m. at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Grady McGlothlin and Rev. Charlie McGlothlin, special friends of the family. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill. Pallbearers will be Greg McGlothlin, Matthew Pruitt, Randy Pruitt, Steve Pruitt, Jeff Justice, Stoney Hale, Christopher Webb, Jonathan Webb, Aaron Bland, Mitch Warner and Marc Socey. Honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law and grandchildren-in-law. Memorial contributions may be made to Open Door Community Church, 285 Kirby Road, Raven, VA 24639 or Calvary Temple Church, 50 S. Farmer St., Richlands, VA 24641.
Mrs. Pruitt, 89, formerly of Raven, Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Charles (Joy) Rampley at Meadowview.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at //www.hurstscottfuneralhome.com.
Billy Joe Scarberry Jr.
RICHMOND - Billy Joe "Little Red" Scarberry Jr., 37, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond.
He was born in Russell County, Va. He was a graduate of Castlewood High School and also Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands. He earned his degree in engineering from the University of Tennessee. He was a member of Coeburn Masonic Lodge 97 A.F. & A.M. of Coeburn and was a member of the Royal Arch Chapter 79 of Coeburn.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Scarberry; one daughter, Morgan Alexis Scarberry of Castlewood; his father, Billy Joe Scarberry Sr. of St. Paul; his mother, Betty Sue Grizzle of Castlewood; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wilfred and Beatrice Magura of Toronto, Ontario Canada; two brothers-in-law, Keven Magura and wife Cindy and Darryl Magura and wife Jean; one niece, Kalli, all of Toronto, Ontario Canada; also several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel in Castlewood, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Page officiating. Committal services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. The family will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the Cemetery, leaving at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Masons will serve as pallbearers.
The Scarberry family will receive friends at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a Masonic service conducted by Coeburn Masonic Lodge 97 A.F. & A.M. in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, at 7:30 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the Scarberry family by e-mail to email@example.com. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William E. Simpson
POUNDING MILL, Va. - Mr. William E. (Bill) Simpson, 77, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8,. 2002, at his home following a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Simpson Family.
James F. Sinnett
Committal service for James Franklin "Jim" Sinnett will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn. Military honors will be presented by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Mr. Sinnett, 79, of Bristol Tennessee passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Richard H. Smith
MARION - Richard Hilton "Smitty" Smith, 89, of 104 Walton St., died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, in the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion after an extended illness.
Mr. Smith was born in Greensboro, N.C., and was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Terressa Linkous Ross. He worked at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas as a supervisor over the maintenance and engineering department. He had worked at Mojudd in Greensboro and at the Brunswick Corporation. Mr. Smith attended the Church of the Nazarene in Marion for many years.
Survivors include beloved wife, Thelma Keyes Linkous Smith; one stepdaughter, Connie Linkous, Marion; one stepson, Ronnie Linkous and wife Regina, Bedford, Texas; six step-grandchildren, Ralph Testerman, Richmond, Kevin Testerman, Marion, William David Ross, Meadowview, Melissa Ross Henderson, Bristol, Heather Linkous, San Francisco and Jennifer Linkous, Los Angeles; two step-great-grandchildren; and several other family members and many, many friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion with Pastor Judd Compton officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Smyth County Community Hospital for their care and prayers and also our faithful Pastor Judd Compton, Dr. Sam Vernon and many friends who helped us through Smitty's illness.
Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the Smith family.
David A. Snyder
David Allen Snyder, 18, of 205 Harkelroad Lane, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area.
Survivors include parents, Barbara Ann Hale and Parris Bailey; two brothers, Billy Snyder and Ray Kestner; maternal grandparents, Clarence and Eliza Langley; girlfriend, Shannon Booher; two nephews, Conner and Skyler; niece, Angelic; several cousins; and special friends, Chandra Johnson and Jonathan Shaw.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Epperson officiating. The committal will be private. Online condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home or other times at the home of grandparents, Clarence and Eliza Langley, 1912 Kentucky Ave., Bristol, Tenn.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Billy Darrell Stevens
CLEVELAND, Va. - Mr. Billy Darrell Stevens, 52, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, in a Lebanon hospital. Born April 17, 1950, in Buchanan County, Va., he was a son of Thelma Hurley Stevens of Cleveland and the late Clovis Stevens. A lifelong resident of the area, he was formerly a coal miner and carpenter. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Stevens; and one sister, Judith Stevens.
In addition to his mother, survivors include two sons, William Scott Stevens and Todd Stevens, both of North Carolina; one daughter, Melannis Ridenbaugh of Abingdon; two sisters, Shirley Keen of Tennessee and Patricia Stiltner of South Carolina; seven brothers, Brady Stevens of Cleveland, James Stevens of Lebanon, Darnell Stevens and Ralph Stevens, both of Ohio, Harold Stevens and Terry Stevens, both of Grundy and Mike Stevens of Tennessee; one granddaughter, Destinee Ridenbaugh; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Evangelist Mike Trent and Evangelist James Lane officiating. Interment will follow in the Johnson Cemetery on Combs Ridge.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Monday.
Anthony J. Trigiani
BIG STONE GAP - Anthony Joseph Trigiani, 69, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002. A resident of Big Stone Gap since 1966, he was an active businessman at the time of his death.
He was born March 17, 1933, in Roseto, Pa., the son of the late Michael A. and Yolanda Perin Trigiani. He also was preceded in death by Carlo and Lucia Spada Bonicelli, the parents of his wife, Ida Bonicelli Trigiani. In addition to Mrs. Trigiani, he is survived by seven children, Mary Yolanda, San Francisco; Lucia Anna, Alexandria; Adriana Marie and Timothy Stephenson, New York; Antonia Giovanna, New York, Michael Anthony and Lisa Marie (Tesoro), Nashville; Carlo Andrea and Tina Marie (Feeley), New York; and Francesca Joanna and Thomas Anthony Noone, Alexandria; five grandchildren, Anna Christina Noone, Matthew Calnan Noone, Luca Andrew Trigiani, Lucia Bonicelli Stephenson and Mary Alessandra Noone. Mr. Trigiani also is survived by a sister and two brothers, David M. Jackson, Mississippi, Josephine Ronca, Wind Gap, Pa., and Michael R. and Amelia (LeDonne), Roseto, Pa.; sisters and brother-in-law, Geraldine Bonicelli, Chisholm, Minn., and Irma C. and Michael F. Godfrey, St. Louis, Mo.; and a large extended family.
He also was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Orlando A. Bonicelli and Michael F. Ronca; nephew, Donald Bonicelli; and niece, Michalynn Trigiani.
Mr. Trigiani spent his childhood in Pennsylvania and attended Saint Francis Preparatory School in Spring Grove, where he was the valedictorian of his class. He went on to the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with degrees in business administration and philosophy. While at Notre Dame, he was a member of the Blue Circle, an academic society and the Glee Club, for which he served as business manager. He also met his wife there and they were married in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus in October 1956. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, which he served from 1956 to 1958 in Georgia and Hawaii. After arriving in southwest Virginia, he was active in charity work, community efforts and Republican politics. He served on the boards of Saint Mary's Hospital, Norton and in Big Stone Gap, Community Concerts and the Child Development Center, which he helped to found. He served as the chairman of the Wise County Republican Party. A Roman Catholic, he helped to found the local council of the Knights of Columbus and served on the building committee of Saint Anthony's Catholic Church, Norton.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, 956 Park Ave., Norton. A Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated by The Most Reverend Walter F. Sullivan, Bishop of Richmond, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. at Saint Anthony's Church, 1009 Virginia Ave., Norton. Burial will follow at a later date in the family mausoleum in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Roseto, Pa. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sister Anne Christina Trust, P.O. Box 583, Norton, VA 24273.
Ernest C. Viers
VANSANT - Ernest Coy Viers, 86, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy. Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late John and Nannie Belle Viers. He was a member of the Russell Prater Old Regular Baptist Church, a retired coal miner and member of UMWA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughters, Erma K. Oquinn and Neva Jo Viers; brothers, Raymond, Howard and Bob Viers; sisters, Alice Viers, Nora Looney, Edna Looney, Carrie Owens and Leah Murphy; and one great-grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Draxie Oquinn Viers; a daughter, Edna Sue Stiltner, Rosedale, Va.; a son, Coy Roger Viers, Vansant; four grandsons; three granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Elders Jimmy Dale Sanders, Terry Oquinn, Roger Coleman and David Oquinn. Burial will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be Shannon Oquinn, Travis Oquinn, Kendall Oquinn, Lucas Stiltner, Donald Keene and Robert Vandyke. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Oquinn, Jeff Stiltner, Roger Street, Dr. Clint Sutherland and Jerry Wilson. The family will receive friends at Haysi Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Monday where an evening service will be held at 7 p.m.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Joseph D. Williamson
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Mr. Joseph Daniel "Danny" Williamson, 59, formerly of Cedar Bluff, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at a Charlottesville hospital following a brief illness.
He was born in Cedar Bluff and was a son of Mr. Joseph C. Williamson of Cedar Bluff and the late Mrs. Nell Wilson Williamson.
He was a 1961 graduate of Richlands High School and was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. He had made his home in the Charlottesville area most of his life and was retired from the Department of the U.S. Army.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Henry Williamson.
Survivors, in addition to his father, are his wife, Mrs. Florence M. Williamson; four daughters, Mrs. Melanie Hoover of Charlottesville, Mrs. Katherine Lester and husband Daniel of Lovingston, Va., Miss Heather Williamson of Charlottesville and Miss Amy Williamson of the home; one son, Joshua Williamson of Charlottesville; one brother, James "David" Williamson and wife Letitia of Tazewell, Va.; and one grandson, Christopher Hoover.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Rick Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Casey-Shortt VFW Post 9640 of Richlands and the Disabled American Veterans Tazewell County Chapter 31 will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands after 6 p.m. Monday.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at //www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.
Alvin W. Willis
NORTON - Graveside committal services for Alvin Woodrow "Woody" Willis will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, where military graveside rites will be conducted by Norton VFW Post 4301. Rev. Shawn Easterling will officiate.
Mr. Willis, 74, went to be with the Lord, Dec. 6, 2002, from Churchill Nursing Home, Church Hill, Tenn.
Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
David R. Wright
CASTLEWOOD - Funeral services for David Rivers "Doc" Wright will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with Rev. Glen Hale and Rev. Steve Dingus officiating. Interment will follow in Wright Cemetery, Dickenson County. Pallbearers will be Frank Skeens, Junior Skeens, Gary Trent, Ronnie Trent, Ronnie Deel, Delmar Phillips, Chris Hale and Jerry Wayne Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Penland and George Williams.
Condolences may be sent to the Wright family via e-mail.
Mr. Wright, 57, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Fannie K. Barnett
RICHLANDS - Mrs. Fannie Lou Kennedy Barnett, 83, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at her home following a lengthy illness.
Born at Jewell Ridge, Va., she was the daughter of the late Isaac Walton and Rachel Rimmer Kennedy. She was employed with Clinch Valley Medical Center for 17 years. She was a member of Circle 3 at Richlands Presbyterian Church and Senior Friends at Clinch Valley Medical Center.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Marcelleus Barnett in 1962; four brothers, Stuart Kennedy, George Kennedy, James Kennedy and John Kennedy; and three sisters, Flora Barnette, Euva Kennedy and Lexie Vandyke.
Survivors include one daughter, Susie Hess and husband Ken of Richlands; three brothers, John and wife Sara Kennedy of Christiansburg, Bill and wife Sandy Kennedy of Chester, Va., and William Kennedy of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Mozelle Kennedy of Richlands; four grandchildren, Euva Hess, James and wife Carey Barnett, Greg and wife Amy Barnett and Andrew Barnett; one step-grandson, Chris and wife Desta Melitzer; one step-granddaughter, Shelby Melitzer; and special care givers, Viola Ball, Erma Horn and Pearl Marshall.
A memorial service will be conducted Thurday, June 6, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Joe Horn and Rev. David Danford officiating. Burial will be Friday, June 7, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill. Pallbearers will be Sam Barnette, Kenneth Barnette, Henry Lawson, Robert Williams, Raymond Kimbel and Andrew Barnette.
The family will receive friends at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff Thursday after 6 p.m.
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is serving the Barnett Family.
Elmer Kenneth Bryant
DANTE - Elmer Kenneth Bryant, 65, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Sevierville Hospital, Sevierville.
He was born in Dickenson County. Mr. Bryant was a maintenance worker at a campground. He was the son of the late Charlie Bryant.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Bryant; one daughter, Vickie Rengers and husband Marty, Sandston; one son, Kenneth Lee Bryant, Mechanicsville; mother, Ethel Bryant, Dante; five sisters, Loraine Link, Dante, Garnetta Horner and Loretta Steele, both of Castlewood, Tess Sexton, and Marilyn Faber, Abingdon; two brothers, Bob Bryant, St. Joseph, Mo., and Ted Bryant, Dante; one granddaughter, Taylor Rengers; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, on Thursday, June 6, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Pastor John McCarroll officiating. Interment will follow at Bozier Cemetery, Dickenson County. Pallbearers will be Mike Horner, Billy Steele, Gary Steele, Mike Mullins, Steve Paterick, J.D. King, Ronnie McGee and William Austin.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 5, 2002, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. Condolences may be sent to the Bryant family via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Lee Butt
ABINGDON - Robert Lee Butt, 88, of Cummings Heights, died June 3, 2002, at the Wellmont Hospice House following a fall at his home. He was a native of Washington County, Va., and was the son of the late Arthur S. and Elizabeth Cole Butt. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Roger, Henry, Frank and Hubert; and one sister, Lucille B. Fields.
Mr. Butt attended Emory & Henry College and was a World War II veteran. He retired in 1979 from the Virginia Employment Commission. He was a member of Carvosso United Methodist Church, where he was instrumental in helping build the existing church. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, the Campbell Encampment, the Abingdon Civitan Club and Civitan International. He was a loving husband, a wonderful father and grandfather, a steadfast friend and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucille Dunn Butt; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki Cox and her husband Walter, and Lois Jean Utt and her husband Luther; three grandchildren, John Carter, Elizabeth Utt and Marilee Utt, all of Chesapeake, Va.; one step-granddaughter, Lesley Cox of Virginia Beach; and one sister, Virginia B. Collier of Asheville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Carvosso United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leonard Smith officiating. Burial will follow inWarren Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joseph A. Butt, Joseph L. Butt, Dan H. Collier, Ronnie Kingsley, Noel E. McMillan and Terry Radnoczi. Honorary pallbearers will be Everett Hagy, Roger Crane, Kenneth Phipps and men of Carvosso United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carvosso United Methodist Church, 19429 Rustic Lane, Abingdon, VA 24210.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mr. Butt.