BLUFF CITY - Roosevelt "Rose" Combs, 57, of 1256 Pleasant Grove Road, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 3, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Hazard, Ky., the son of the late Andrew and Minnie Young Combs. He had formerly been an employee of Bristol Jeans and most recently worked at Modern Forge for five years on the third shift where he had perfrect attendance and a perfect work record. He attended Cherokee Mountain Mission Baptist Church in Jonesborough, Tenn., and enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a Bill Elliott race fan.
Survivors include: wife, Joyce Ann "Daisy" Combs; daughters, Barbara Ann Combs and Deborah Ann Combs of Ohio, and Jessica Ann Harris and friend, Jay Holtsclaw; sons, Ronnie Lee Combs of Ohio, and Michael Howard Wigand and friend, Amber Crystal Murray; six grandchildren; brothers, Astor (Sue) Combs of Ohio, and Truman (Myra) Combs of Ohio; sisters, Jessie (Earl) Bowling of Ohio, Geraldine Baker of Georgia, Ruby (J.B.) Jones of Kentucky, Francis (Steve) Lidel of Kentucky, and Stella Sexton of Hendersonville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and Roosevelt's best friend, his dog, Toby Leaf Combs.
The family would like to say a special thanks to all of the following people who have helped them through this hardship and crisis:
The Styling Station, Norma Kaczka and daughter, Robin Bowman
Sav-A-Lot, Joyce Smith and Otis Bradbury
All employees of Modern Forge, including a very special friend, Jerry Dempsey, Wade Ferguson and Sandy Kline
Worker's Compensation, Donna Miller of Nashville and Sherry P. Howington of Mt. Carmel
Cecil's Market, Dwight, Kay and Melanie
Modern Forge Company doctors, Dr. Marilyn Bishop and Dr. Barnes of Orthopedic in Johnson City
The "Chief" of Dr. Hubert Shwartz at Vanderbilt
Dr. John Fincher and Dr. Dan Aguirre
Karen and Kathy Slagle
Dr. Ben Cowan
Home Hospice Care, Joyce Peak, Jenna McGregor, Lee Rasnake, Janet Atwell, Jackie Everette, Giny Hagy, Robin Brewer, Genera Shortt, Martha Friar and Debbie Aldridge
All employees of the Guest House Inn and their shuttle service in Nashville at Vanderbilt
Dr. Sheri Wingate and her assistants, Robin and Bob Weatherly
Our family physician, Dr. David Thompson
Ameidisys, Terry Pryor (Nurse)
All our family and friends
Delmar and a very special Aunt Martha Ward
Uncle Jack Lyons
Al and Lois Ann Holmes
David Lester Lyons
Rick and Margaret Bowers
Gary and Charlotte Rosenbalm
Renee and Kaitlyn Cross
J.H. and Jacqueline Carrier
Tim and Julie Maxfield
Garnie and Bonnie
Shirley Gross Lane
Harry and Linda Woods
Jobe and Kim Woods and Tip
Bill and Debbie Johnson
Bill and Hazel Berry
Aunt Ruby Nance
All of Tennessee State Bank family including, Glenda and Wayne Anderson
Dare, Tony, Martha and Barbara Slagle
Mack and Anna Lyons
Joe and Sue Vance
Larry and Gail Helbert
Roy and Judy Buchanan
Dennis and Sharon Patrick
Brother Eddie Smith, Youth Minister
Tom and Mary Greer
Full Gospel Tabernacle and Rev. Lawrence Stout
Special nephew, Joey Knox
Wayne and Sharon Houghton
Joyce wants to say a special thanks to all Rose's brothers and sisters for all your help - "I love you all" and most of all a special thanks to John "J.D." Lyons. If it were not for you I don't know what I would have done. Also, a special thanks to the Wellmont Hospice House for all the love and kindness that was shown. Thank you, Dad.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stephen Wilson and Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. Committal services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Morrell Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia B. Dean
LEBANON - Virginia B. Dean, 65, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Maple Grove Health Care, Lebanon.
She was born in Dickenson County, Va., daughter of the late Franklin and Mary Ennis Cooper. She was preceded in death by a son,Vincent Dean.
She is survived by three daugthers, Tabitha Couch, Castlewood, Patricia Nuckols, Lovingston, and Kitty Mullins, Cumberland, Va.; three sons, Russell Dean, Damascus, Jessie Dean, Lebanon and Robert Dean, Culpeper; two sisters, Patsy Fields, Bristol, Virginia, and Ethel Fields, Dante; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral servies will be conducted Thursday, June 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood with Rev. Roy Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be Anthony Nuckols, Steven Mullins, Russell Dean Jr., Wayne Collins, Rick McCoy and Roger Mullins.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 5, 2002, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Castlewood Funeral Home in Castlewood. A special thanks to Maple Grove Health Care. Condolences may be sent to the Dean family via e-mail at email@example.com. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Cleo Minnie Dishner
The funeral service for Cleo Minnie Dishner will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Mausoleum Chapel at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Clarence Dishman officiating. Interment will follow.
Mrs. Dishner, 99, of 6074 Dishner Valley Road, Bristol, Virginia died Monday, June 3, 2002, at the home of her son.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Dishner.
Rachel Merten Douglas
MARION - Rachel Merten Douglas, 89, widow of Charles A. Douglas, died Monday, June 3, 2002, in Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home, Marion. She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Douglas Armbrister of Marion; one son, Stewart M. Douglas of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Petersburg Chapel of the J.T. Morriss Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Rev. Jerry Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10 until 11 a.m. at the Petersburg Chapel of the J.T. Morriss Funeral Home. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and J.T. Morriss Funeral Home are serving the Douglas Family.
Glenn E. Greear
COEBURN - Glenn E. Greear, 66, passed away Monday, June 3, 2002, at the St. Mary's Hospital, Norton. He was a retired employee of Clinchfield Coal Company after 34 years, a member of the UMWA District 28 and a member of the Community Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Freida Greear; four sons, Kevin Greear and Keith Greear, both of Franklinton, N.C., Jeffrey Greear of Coeburn and Mark Greear of Bunn, N.C.; three daughters, Myra Lawson of Angier, N.C., Kim Dena Frazier of Franklinton, N.C. and Joy Ward of Coeburn; his mother, Pauline Greear of Coeburn; a brother, Hubert Cleo Greear of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sisters, Bernice Sutphin of Mt. Airy, N.C., and Agnes Stallard and Arnell Greear, both of Coeburn.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel, Coeburn, with Pastor Wayne Perry officiating. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at The Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. The family will receive friends 6 p.m. Wednesday until time of service at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn. Sturgill Funeral Homes, Coeburn, in charge of arrangements.
Helen Elizabeth Hall
BRAMWELL, W.Va. - Funeral services for Helen Elizabeth Hall will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with the Rev. Grady McGlothlin officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Mrs. Hall, 74, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield,W.Va.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ABINGDON - The funeral service for Gloria Loretta Hamby will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Lasley officiating. Entombment will follow in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Casketbearers will be Jason Matlock, Travis Gray, Terry Reed, Chester Begley, Steve Malandro and George Strong.
Mrs. Hamby, 60, of the Bethel Community, died Saturday, June 1, 2002.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Gloria Loretta Hamby.
Elva B. Henegar
ELIZABETHTON, - Elva B. Henegar, 88, of 1392 Bristol Highway, went to be with the Lord Monday, June 3, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She was born March 25, 1914, in Hawkins County, the daughter of the late William and Eva Robinette Byington, and was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker, the widow of Ray S. Henegar and was a life long resident of the Bristol area.
Ms. Henegar was preceded in death by two brothers, June and Ray Byington; two stepchildren, Oscar Henegar and Juanita Hutton.
Survivors include a daughter, Lois Smithey and husband James, of Elizabethton; two sons, Lewis Henegar and wife Patti and Dennis Henegar and wife Evelyn, all of Bristol, Tennessee.; six brothers, Worley, Earl, Elmer, Clarence, Robert and Hebert Byington; grandchildren, Sandra, Michael, Darlene, James, Joe ,Tammy, Pam "Lori", Doug and Matt; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; an honorary daughter, Debbie Ball and husband Jeff; two honorary grandchildren; and two stepchildren, Naomi Simcox and Helen Kindrick, both of Blountville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 6, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Salyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Morning Star Cemetery in Church Hill. Pallbearers will be friends and family. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elsie Vera Long
CLINCHCO, Va. - Elsie Vera Long, 80, passed away Monday, June 3, 2002, at Dickenson County Medical Center in Clintwood.
She was a lifelong resident of Dickenson County and a member of Martins Chapel Freewill Baptist Church for over 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tyler Long; her son, L.C. Long; and brothers and sisters.
She is survived by two sons and four daughters, Jack Long of Cartersville, N.C., Norma Holbrooks of Haysi, Dearl Long of Route 1, Nora, Carrie Mullins of Route 1, Clinchco, Diane Rose of Clintwood and Alma Lynn of Virginia Beach; seven grandsons, Jackie Bruce Long, Lowell Lee Hill, Jimmy Lee Hill, Jamie Lee Hill, Jason Mullins, Tyler Lynn and Devin Rose; seven granddaugthers, Laura Dingus, Crystal Long, Brittany Long, Shannon Baker, Valerie Taylor, Hollie Elsa Beth Rose and Samantha Lynn; three great-grandsons, James Dingus, Dempsey Lee Hill and Caleb Baker; and four great-granddaugthers, Chelsea Hill, Kayla Hill, Kimberly Hill and Haley Baker.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Martins Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with clergymen Finas Hill and Avery Carty officiating. Burial will be in the Long Family Cemetery, Route 1, Nora.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Lee Hill, Jamie Lee Hill, Lowell Lee Hill, Jackie Long and Joe Long.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Mullins, Gary Lynn, Joey Rose, Chuck Mullins, R.C. Holbrooks, Bill Knoski, a special friend Effie Knoskie, Gerald Martin, special nurses of In Home Care, Cindy Smith, Tammy Rose, Maxine Redling, Rhonda Hill, Joyce Smith, Darlene Smith, Dr. Charles Maine and his nurse, Janice.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. in the Mullins Funeral Home Chapel where a song service will be conducted at 7 p.m. with W.C. Rose officiating.
Mullins Funeral Home Chapel is serving the Long family.
Peggy Lou Lusby
On Thursday, May 30, 2002, our beloved wife, mother and sister, Peggy Lou Lusby of Lancaster, Va., formerly of New Carrollton, Md., peacefully departed this earth to enter into eternal rest. Born on Jan. 8, 1935, in Nellis, W.Va., to the late Jennings F. Worley and the late Cora E. Lawhorn, she was baptized at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
In 1954, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Robert E. Lusby Sr. of Washington, D.C. to this union two sons and three daughters were born: Deborah Jean, the late Robert Eugene Jr., James Arthur, Sandra Louise and Sharon Ann.
In her life, she was a devoted warm loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She was a member of The American Legion Post Reedville, The Ottoman Homemakers Club and Trinity Episcopal Church in Lancaster.
She loved to make beautiful things. She enriched peoples lives from her crafts she created. Afghans, the Barbie doll clothes, ceramics and crafts of all kinds were things she loved to give. The holidays were always especially fun for her. She loved to decorate inside the house as well as outside the house for her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed the beautiful yard. She planted her gardens and enjoyed their beauty all year. She loved to play games and travel. She loved the ocean, the sand, sunrises and the sunsets. Most of all, she loved her family. She was always doing something special for them. That's just who she was. If you needed someone to talk to, cry to or share your happy times or just needed her helping hand, she was there.
Peggy is survived by her husband, Bobby Lusby of Lancaster; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jim Goode of Lancaster; grandchildren, Kelly and Randy; great-granddaughter, Ashlyn; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Carolyn Lusby of Bowie, Md.; grandsons, Jimmy, Bobby, Jesse; great-grandson, Michael; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and David McCaleb, Social Circle, Ga.; grandsons, Dave Jr. and Kyle; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Don Klinger of Social Circle; grandchildren, Sarah, Michael and Colin; granddaughters, Lynda and Barbara of Lakeland, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Gordo and Darma; 12 brothers and sisters, Flo Cannon, Noah Worley, Tommy Worley, Charles Lawhorn, Billy Lawhorn, Larry Lawhorn, James Lawhorn, Roger Lawhorn, Richard Worley, Phyllis Worley, Jerry Worley and Geraldine Weaver; and 63 nieces and nephews.
In her eternal life, she will be re-united with her mother and father; her brothers, Mack and Glenn; her son, Bobby; and grandson, Rusty.
Services were held at St. Mary's White Chapel Episcopal Church with Reverend Scott West officiating on Tuesday, June 4, 2002. Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 8484 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503.
Charles Jeffrey Morton
Funeral services for Jeffrey Morton will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steven Gobble and Brother James Sayler officiating. Burial will follow in the Shelby Hill Cemetry. Pallbearers will be Larry Morton, Ronnie Morton, Lewis Burd, Michael Burd, Derick Morton, Robby Gillmer, Byron Ellis and Dale Gillmer.
Mr. Morton, 37, of 228 Eula Private Drive, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 1, 2002, in the HolstonValley Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DORAN, Va. - Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Price will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Bud Fugate and Dr. Charles Massey officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be: William Simmons, Bryan Simmons, Tim Salyers, Henry Foster III, David Price II and E.W. Griffith III. Honorary pallbearers: Jean Spencer, Dan Bales, Cecil Thompson, Martha Jackson, Dixie Wolfe, George Smith, Dr. Toya Piriz, Dr. James H. McVey, Susie Addison and men of the Doran Wesleyan Church.
Ms. Price, 84, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at a Richlands hospital following a brief illness.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
Stewart Lee Rayburn
WISE - Stewart Lee Rayburn, 97, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie.
He was a retired foreman for Clinchfield Coal Company, an active member of the Wise Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and Sunday School superintendent, and was a member of Hoge Masonic Lodge 8 A.F.& A.M. Wise.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Essie Salmon Rayburn.
Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Lee Gilliam and husband, George David Gilliam of Marion; one grandson, Stewart David Gilliam; and one granddaughter, Melissa Sue Roberson.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday at Wise Baptist Church, Wise, with Pastor Ray Jones Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow in the Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. at Wise Baptist Church. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wise Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 777, Wise, VA 24293.
Sturgill Funeral Home of Wise is in charge of arrangements.
Sylvia Roller, 68, of Deck Valley Road, Bristol, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Hospice House in Bristol after a period of declining health. Arrangements are incomplete. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Roller family.
Ervin Curtis Street
ROWE, Va. - Mr. Ervin Curtis Street, 83, passed away Monday, June 3, 2002, at his home following a long illness. A native of Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Elbert and Millie Williamson Street. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA Local 1374 and was a member of the Robinson Fork Pentecostal Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Clarence Eugene Street; a brother, Dewey Street; one half brother, Clyde Street; and a sister, Norma Nichols.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Emma Gay Jackson Street; three sons, Jimmy Street and wife Mary of Lebanon; Ronnie Street and wife Sue of Rowe and Marty Street and wife Carol of Council, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Monroe (Beulah) Fletcher of Rowe and Mrs. Shirley Matney of Rowe; two sisters, Mrs. Bea Fletcher of Alexandria, and Mrs. Mary Alexander of Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren, Rita Breeding, Anita Fletcher, Donna Matney, Kayla Matney, Kim Perkins, Tony Matney, Randy Fletcher, Stevie Fletcher, Caleb Street, Michael Street and Richard Street; nine great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Perkins, Samantha Breeding, Jonathan Breeding, Mallorie Matney, Tiffeny Ratliff, Christopher Ratliff, Benjamin Street, Jessica Street and Ashley Fletcher.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m.Thursday, June 6, 2002, in the Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel at Keen Mountain, Va., with Rev. Giles Ball and Rev. Ancil Childress officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery at Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be grandsons and men of the RobinsonFork Pentecostal Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kailas Modi, Dr. Vinod Modi, David Sexton, Donald Street and Clayton Johnson.
Friends may call at the Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain Wednesday from 6 until 9 p.m.
Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain is serving the Street family.
Joe Edgar Trail
ROARING GAP, N.C. - Mr. Joe Edgar "Ed" Trail, 73, of 499 Country Club Road, High Meadows Estates, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Trail was born in Marion, January 4, 1929, to Joseph and Cosby Cline Trail. He was in the construction business for many years. First as Massey and Trail, then as Trail Builders, Inc. He built many of the homes in the Roaring Gap area until he retired. He was an avid golfer and a friend to many and stranger to none.
He is survived by his wife, Bessie Anne Trail of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Kim Trail of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sandra Carol Trail, Diana and Thomas Elsaesser and Debora and Brad Byrd, all of Winston-Salem; a grandson, Joseph Neal Trail of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Noni Atwood of Marion, and Pauline Joy of Atlanta; a brother, Roy Trail of Marion; stepson, Billy Osborne of Sparta, N.C.; step-grandchildren, Andrea and Ashley Iacobucci; and a special nephew, Mike Joy of Atlanta.
A memorial service will be conducted Thursday morning, June 6, at 11 a.m. at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Sparta. A committal service will be held Friday morning at 11 a.m. at the Round Hill Cemetery in Marion. The family will gather at the funeral home in Sparta at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Hospice of Alleghany, P.O. Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675.