Charlie Clyde Viers
HAYSI - Funeral services Charlie Clyde Viers will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Elders Roger Rose and Garnell Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow in the R.D. Viers Family Cemetery, Route 2, Haysi. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Clyde Viers, 67, of Route 2, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2002, at HolstonValley Medical Center.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Burton Wayne White Sr.
LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Mr. Burton Wayne White Sr., 52, passed away Saturday, June 1, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Born in Jewell Valley, he was the son of Vernal White of Jewell Valley, and the late Beve White.
After having served in the U.S. Army, he made his home in North Carolina and retired from Custom Paving of Gastonia, N.C., in 1992.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Andew MartinWhite and one sister, Ruth White.
He is survived by his former wife, Violet "Gay" Bean of Denver, N.C.; two sons, Burton Wayne White II of Lincolnton and Charles "Wayne" White of Denver, N.C.; two daughters, Annette Michelle Hess and Angela "Angie" Gay Cauthen and fiance, Julio Saldana of Lincolnton; five brothers, Lloyd White and wife Judith of Sommersville, W.Va., Wallace White and wife Judy of White Springs, Fla., Erwin White and wife Susan of Dunnelton, Fla., Ronald Lee White and wife Wanda of Vale, N.C., and Carl David White of Damascus; four sisters, Lula Ellis and husband, Rev. Robert Ellis of Wauchula, Fla., Bonnie Blankenship and husband Vester of Jewell Valley, Betty Sommers and husband, Authur of Front Royal, and Mildred Rodgers and husband Walter of Citra, Fla.; mother-in-law, Etta Hicks of Baptist Valley, Va.; four grandsons, Burton Wayne White II and Damien White of Iron Station, N.C., Josh White of Catawba, N.C., and Jeremy Cauthen of Lincolnton; one granddaugther, Makayla Nicole Saldana of Lincolnton. Burton leaves behind many nieces and nephews; and brothers and sister-in-law. His life touched many and will be remembered by all who love him.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, in the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. James Wilbanks of Georgia, Rev.s Robert and Ruby Gittens of Stanley, N.C., and Rev. Billy Ray Hicks of Hinckley, Ohio, officiating. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery located on White Mountain, Va. Pallbearers will be Josh White, Burton Wayne White II, Curtis Cauthen, Raleigh Hicks, James Hicks and Billy Martin. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Casey-Shortt V.F.W. Post 9640 and Tazewell County Chapter 31 D.A.V.
The family will receive friends at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is serving the White Family.
RICHLANDS - Mr. Damon Whited, 75, passed away Tuesday, June 04, 2002, in a Kingsport hospital following a short illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, Va. Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is in charge of arrangements.
Victor Parkis Yates
CLINTWOOD - Victor Parkis Yates, 82, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife of 60 years by his side and entered into the loving arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 4, 2002. He was born in Aily, Va., on Sept. 12, 1919, to the late Fred Parkis and Stella Catherine Counts Yates, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Yates and Jack Yates.
He served in Patton's Third Army in World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman's Badge. He participated in the liberation of Bastonge, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge for which his unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. After the war, he entered the lumber business with W.M. Ritter Lumber Company. He continued in that business until his retirement, having served as a saw filer, mill wright, foreman and superintendent.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Ruby Keel Yates of Clintwood; sons, Victor P. Yates Jr. and wife Pamela Yates of Johnson City and Carl R. Yates and wife Lavada Yates of Gray, Tenn.; daughters, Rita C. Yates and husband Charles D. Yates of Gray and Norma J. Beare and husband Charles A. Beare of Kingsport; three brothers, Fred Yates Jr. of Staunton, Henry Yates of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and James Yates of High Point, N.C.; three sisters, Madge Sexton of Kingsport, Clara Mullins of Anderson, Ind., and Jo Case of Surgoinsville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Michelle Yates Hensley of Christiansburg, Va., Richard D. Yates of Gray, Richard S. Yates of Gray, Jessica Beare Edmunds of St. Marys, Ga., and Matthew A. Beare of Kingsport; four great-grandchildren, Ashely Yates, Caden Hensley, Scarlett Edmunds and Ronan Hensley.
The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the Mullins Funeral Home Chapel where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday with clergyman, Joe Glenn Sluss officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by Clintwood DAV Chapter 35, VFW Post 8979 and American Legion Post 227 in the Peuther Chapel Cemetery, Caney Ridge Section, Clintwood.
Pallbearers will be Richard D. Yates, Richard S. Yates, Dwayne Yates, Charles Beare, Matthew Beare, Shane Hensley and Sam Edmunds. Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Mullins, Cecil Hensley, Henry Yates, James Yates and Fred Yates Jr.
Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Yates family.
Robert E. Alvis
BRISTOL, Va. - Robert Emerson Alvis, of 938 Massachusetts Avenue, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 in the Wellmont Hospice House. He was the son of the late Alger and Ruth Grubb Alvis and lived in the Bristol area most of his life. He was a retired employee of FarmBest with 40 years of service, was a past deacon and member of Lynwood Bible Church and he was U. S. Army Veteran serving during World War II in Germany. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Alvis.
Survivors include: wife of 62 years, Pansy Wyatt Alvis; son, Bobby Alvis and wife, Carlene, Bristol Virginia; two grandchildren: Randy Alvis and wife, Cindy, Bristol Virginia and Robin Callahan and husband, Steve, Bristol Virginia; six great grandchildren: Aaron Alvis, Tyler Callahan, Jacob Alvis, Gypsy Alvis, Wesley Callahan and Lindsay Callahan.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny Bowman officiating. burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Warren Fleenor, Ronnie Bowman, Randy Alvis, Steve Callahan, Don McCracken, Eugene Powers, Ed Mitchell and Dennis Swiney. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Bible Class of the Lynwood Bible Church, Dr. Jane Toothman and Dr. Cathy Maines. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Weaver Funeral Home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lillie G. Blevins
ATKINS - Lillie Glass Blevins, age 97, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002 in Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Mathus Blevins. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Annie Virginia Kecken of Baltimore, MD; Marie B. and Rhea B. Lawrence, and Betty B. and Roscoe Porterfield all of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Tina Blevins of Atkins; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren one sister, Annie G. Aker of Marion; caregivers: Lois Kessee of Atkins, and Charlotte Parks of Troutdale.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Rev. Eddie Beck officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Blevins family.
Ray C. Calhoun
KINGSPORT - Ray C. Calhoun, 80, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2002 at Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Calhoun was born in Avery County, NC but resided most of his life in Kingsport. During the past year he was a resident of Duffield Nursing Facility.
He was a Christian and a loving father and husband. Mr. Calhoun was a Sergeant in the Army serving in the Pacific.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dora H. Calhoun; parents, Alfred and Hester Calhoun; five brothers and four sisters.
Surviving are daughter, Paula Calhoun McMillan and husband Dennis, Church Hill; son, Larry Calhoun and wife Debbie, Kingsport; three grandchildren: Brian McMillan and wife Heather, Johnson City; Heather Calhoun Slemp and husband Greg; Justin Calhoun, both of Kingsport; sister Carleen Webb and husband Paul, Church Hill; brothers: Albee David Calhoun and wife Mabel, Kingsport; Carlos Calhoun and wife Evelyn, Newland, NC; many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 8:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ralph Kidd officiating.
Military graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2002 conducted by American Legion Hammond Post # 3 at Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimers' Association Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37604.
Friends and family may visit anytime at the home of the daughter, 1128 Belle Place, Church Hill.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Calhoun family.
Margaret W. Caywood
GLADE SPRING - Mrs. Margaret Webb Caywood, 51, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at home. She was born in Smyth County and had lived in Washington County all of her life. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. Margaret was a loving wife, mother, sister and will be greatly missed by her family and friends who loved her greatly.
She is survived by her husband, Garland (Kink) Caywood; two sons, Charles Warden Puckett and Jason Andrew Caywood, both of Glade Spring; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Harold Lester and Martha and Jackie Ratcliffe, all of Meadowview; a very special grandson, Cody Warden Puckett of Meadowview; two half-brothers, Ken Hart of Front Royal, Va., and Harley Hart of Everett, Wash.; three special nieces, Trish Talbert, Amy Callahan and Candace Ratcliffe; two special nephews, Ian Talbert and Alex Callahan; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mary Caywood Crosen, Mrs. Delores Caywood Prater and Mrs. Sharon Caywood Shortridge; a brother-in-law, Glenn Caywood; and several special nieces and nephews, Rozette, Matthew, Kathy and Kimberly.
A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Dr. Darlene Litton officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday night at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jason Caywood, Lance Tolbert, Chris Bland, Steven Fisher, Bill Caudill and Glenn Caywood. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Duncan, Joe Findley, Harold Counts, Steve Lester, Robert Delp and Elvis Blevins.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Caywood.
The funeral service for George Benjamin "Ben" Cross, 61, formerly of Bristol Tennessee, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the graveside in Shelby Hills Cemetery with Rev. Nelson Woody officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements especially for Mr. Cross have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Ernesto D. dela Cruz
CLINTWOOD - Ernesto (Ernie) D. dela Cruz, 64, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 at his home.
He accepted the Lord on July 17, 2002 and was of the Baptist faith. He was born in Cavite City, Philippines, on March 17, 1938. Ernie served in the U. S. Navy for 6 years. He worked for Pepco in Washington, DC until he moved to Clintwood and was then employed as a printer for the University of Virginia's College at Wise until his retirement.
Mr. dela Cruz was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Janice Short dela Cruz; son, Christopher B. dela Cruz; and a daughter, Katherine D. dela Cruz; six brothers and sisters, several nieces and nephews also survive. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Richman Short and wife Glenda, and a sister-in-law, Louella Greear and husband Danny C. Greear.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday from the Clintwood Funeral Home chapel with ministers Lewis Mullins and Randy Carter officiating. Burial will follow at the JC Swindall-Burl Short Cemetery, Rt. #2, Clintwood. The family will receive friends at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with a song service to follow at 7:00 p.m. Active pallbearers will be Carl Greear, Wes Greear, Josh Evans, Lynn Johnson, and Garland Collins. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. N. C. Ratliffe, Dr. Thomas Brock, Dr. Michael Boggan, Dr. David Miller, Dr. Mathews and the staff at Wellmont Hospital 3rd floor, Richman Short, Danny C. Greear, Marshall Hughes, Sim Ewing, Ron Flanary, Steve Hubbard, Lewis Mullins, Linville Branham, David Lee, UVA's College at Wise Human Resources, and the staff and employees of Horizon Hospice of Big Stone Gap.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to Hospice and Pallative Care of Virginia, P. O. Box 349, Norton, VA 24273 or The Gideons International, P. O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 in memory of Ernie dela Cruz.
Clintwood Funeral Home in entrusted to the care of Ernest D. dela Cruz.
Margaret H. Fulenwider
ABINGDON - Mrs. Margaret Horne Fulenwider, age 96, 600 Waldron Road, Abingdon, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002 in Johnston Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Fulenwider was a native of Big Stone Gap, having lived most of her life in Erwin. She was a daughter of the late John W. and Emily Bishop Thompson. Mrs. Fulenwider was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Erwin. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert H. Horne in 1958, her second husband, Eddie Fulenwider in 1981, one son, Harold L. Horne in 1994, four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include two sons: John E. Horne, Lexington, NC; James F. Horne, Florida; two daughters: Luella H. Pearson, Bristol Tennessee, Herberta H. Carrier, Miami; ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren.
Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin. Reverend David Tydings will officiate. Family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Monday.
Erwin Memorial Funeral Home 1015 N. Main Avenue, Erwin (423) 743-1390 is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Kenneth D. Geiger
BRISTOL - Kenneth Donald Geiger, age 74, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002 in the Cambridge House. He lived most of his life in the Bristol area, son of the late Martin and Vena Lawson Geiger. He was a former employee with Hechts Bakery and was a U. S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. Survivors include: four brothers, Martin Geiger, Paul Geiger, and William Geiger; one sister Edna Campbell, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 at the graveside at the Mountain Home National Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elsie R. McGlothlin
RICHLANDS - Mrs. Elsie Ratliff McGlothlin, age 83, of Richlands formerly of Oakwood passed away Friday, Sep. 20, 2002 at Tazewell Community Hospital.
Born at Mt. Heron, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Mary K. Jackson Ratliff. She was a member of the Garden Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Magic Mart in Grundy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roy McGlothlin, five brothers: Eldon Ratliff, Junior Ratliff, Garcel Ratliff, Donald Ratliff and Ira Ratliff; two sisters: Marie Jackson and Ethel Russ.
Mrs. McGlothlin is survived by her daughters Mrs. Sue Bowlin of Morristown; two sons: James (Jim) McGlothlin and Ronald McGlothlin both of Richlands; three grandchildren: Jeffrey Shortridge of Bean Station, Christopher McGlothlin of Danville, and Tamara Wilson of Swords Creek; one great grandchild Raylee Wilson; two sisters: Mrs. Mildred Smith of Hurley, and Mrs. Pauline Brown of Oakwood; two brothers: Bill Ratliff and Eugene (Shorty) Ratliff both of Oakwood.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel at Keen Mountain, Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ancil Childress and Rev. Jim Fuller officiating.
Burial will follow at the Ratliff Family Cemetery at Mt. Heron.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Shortridge, Robert Wilson, Chris McGlothlin, Jason Cook, Terry Ratliff and Shannon Ratliff. Honorary pallbearers will be Woodrow McGlothlin, Jim Cook, Ken Fletcher, Dr. Roy C. Gomez, Wyatt Ratliff, Shelby Jewell and Scott Keene.
The family will receive friends at the Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain from 6-9 p.m. Sunday with services at 7:00 p.m.
Buchanan Funeral Service is serving the McGlothlin family.
Zelda A. F. Miller
BRISTOL - Zelda Ann Ford Miller, 47, 411 Bristol Caverns Highway, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bluefield, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clarence and Ulden Dishman Ford, and has lived in Bristol for the past ten years.
She is survived by two children Angela Peachee and her husband Brad of Seligman, Mo., and David Bradford and his wife Stephanie of Seligman; two sisters: Betty Elswick and her husband Dennis of Bluefield, and Patricia Thomas of Bluefield; one brother, Gerald Ford of Bluefield; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services were private. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Miller were made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory.
ST. PAUL - Sybil Mullins, 67, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital, Norton.
She was born in Wise County. The daughter of the late Walter and Ada Marshall Salyers. She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Mullins.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Mullins; eight daughters, Sandra Steffey of Hickory; Dorothy Johnson of Dante; Ada Bradley and Teresa Freeman of Coeburn; Denise Gaylor of Longview, NC; Pamela Owens, Patricia Watkins, and Lou Ann Browning all of Hickory; two sons, Dennis Ray Mullins of St. Paul; and Michael Mullins of Hickory; two sisters, Lessie Owens of Abingdon and Rethia Rose of Dungannon; thirty-one grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 at the Sandy Ridge Old Regular Baptist Church, St. Paul, with Rev. Mike Owens officiating. Interment will follow in the West Dante Cemetery, West Dante. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers
The body will be taken to the church Sunday afternoon, where the family will receive friends. Condolences may be sent to the Mullins family via e-mail. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John L. Poston Sr.
ELK GARDEN - Funeral services for John Leslie Poston Sr. will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Owens & Farmer Funeral Service Chapel with Mr. Everette Morefield officiating. Interment will follow at Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Poston, Winifred "Buggy" Poston, Steven Jackson, Greg Price, Charles Poston, Robert Helton, Claude Robert Johnson and Kyle Hubbard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Ball, Gene Hubbard, "Zan" Stuart and Robert Wampler.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Mr. Poston, 79, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002.
Owens & Farmer Funeral Service, Lebanon.
Luther C. Reece
PINEY FLATS - Luther Clinton Reece, age 87, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 in the Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, following an extended illness. He was a native of Trade and was a son of the late Ralph Floyd and Maggie Mains Reece. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired pipe insulator. He is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn J. Caudill Reece in 1981, five sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include two daughters: Connie Reece Lawson of Bristol Tennessee, and Faye Reece Price of Piney Flats; three sons: Ronald C. Reece of Daphene, Ala.; Donald C. Reece of Piney Flats and Jeffery Lynn Reece of Kingsport; one brother, James Reece of Hendersonville, N.C.; three sisters: Lucy Cohen of Winchester, Va.; Vada Wells of Sevierville and Mary Pearl Carlson of Abingdon; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002 in the Mountain View Church of Christ with Rev. Reed Mullins and Mr. Wayne Boswell, minister, officiating. Interment will follow in the Morrell Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends in the Bluff City Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence of Barry and Faye Price, 379 Summers Sound Road, Piney Flats at anytime. Condolences may be sent by e-mail to the Reece family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Katherine J. W. Self
ABINGDON - Mrs. Katherine Jane Warren Self, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 1001 at Grace Healthcare in Abingdon. A lifelong resident of Washington County, she was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Con Warren and Ada Jordan Warren, by her sister, Beatrice Johnson, and by her husband Ross Self.
Survivors include her step-daughters: Edna Malone and Yvonne (Judy) Harless; two brothers: Wilmer Warren of Maryland and C. M. Warren and wife Sharon of Abingdon; one sister, Flossie Warren of Abingdon; grandchildren: Katy Malone-Myer and husband Marcus, Joe Malone and wife Pam, and Wayne Harless; great grandchildren: Sue, Dawn and Randy; great-great-grandchildren: Brandon and Steven; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 at the Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Herbert Bailey and the Pastor Billy Denton officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. View Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Harless, Joe Malone, Wayne Harless, Gilmer Harless, Rodney Warren and Donald Denton. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Walker Mountain Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family would like to offer special thanks too Pam, Patsy, Sis, Nerine and Kim and the staffs of Grace Healthcare, Johnston Memorial Hospital and Hospice of Southwest Virginia for their care during Mr. Self's recent illness.
Those who wish to send messages of sympathy may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Self.
Leona O. Thomas
VANSANT - Funeral services for Leona Owens Thomas will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Edison Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Owens Cemetery, Route l. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Thomas, 71, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ronald C. Vance
KEEN MOUNTAIN, Va. - Funeral services for Mr. Ronald C. "Pete" Vance will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Kenneth Fields officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill. Pallbearers will be Tom Vance, Michael Dales, T.C. Blankenship, Jake Stiltner, Eric Breeding and Clarence Stiltner. Honorary pallbearers include members of Dismal River Rescue Squad and Alex Vance. Mr. Vance, 47, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at a Richlands hospital following a lengthy illness. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret W. Witt
ABINGDON - Mrs. Margaret Warren Witt, 82, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. She had lived most of her life in Washington County, Va. and was of the Baptist faith. She was the last surviving child out of thirteen children born to the late William Turner Warren II and Ida Mitchell Warren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Witt.
She is survived by her sons: Clyde Witt of Chilhowie and Ritzy Witt of Abingdon; step-daughters: Helen Beeler, Dorothy Dingus and Margaret Davenport all of Bristol; one special sister-in-law, Pauline Warren of Abingdon; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Counts Cemetery in Brumley Gap. Rev. John Stapleton will officiate. Pallbearers will be Paul Warren, Raymond, Warren, Raymond. J. Duncan, Gabriel Nelson, Jonathan McDaniel, and Brian Warren. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Monday morning to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those who wish to send messages of sympathy may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Witt.
Ola Mae Barton
CLINCHCO - Ola Mae Barton, 87, passed away Saturday, May 25. 2002, at Heritage Hall in Clintwood. She had lived most of her life in Dickenson County. Mrs. Barton was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Earl Barton; her parents, Clint and Nannie Bertha (Keel) Mullins; two daughters, Opal Fern Barton and Dixie Lee Barton; one sister, Inis Mullins; and one brother, Will Mullins.
Her survivors include two daughters, Nina Vesta Orr of Philadelphia and Gracie Gladys Mullins of Lorain, Ohio; one son, Johnny "Tex" Barton of Warner Robins, Ga.; four sisters, Albertia Willis and Lorraine Artrip, both of Clintwood, Wilma Demetris of Bay City, Mich., and Dorothy Lee Miller of Jonesborough, Tenn.; two brothers, Stanford Mullins of Florida and Alfred Mullins of Maryland; 11 grandchldren; 22 gret-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchdlren; four step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, in Mullins Funeral Home Chapel with Elders A.L. Yates, Willie Cantrell and Trinkle Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Viers Family Cemetery, Road Branch Section, Clinchco. Friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in Mullins Funeral Home Chapel where services will be conducted at 7 p.m. with minister Danny Edwards and Elder Leonard Barton officiating.
Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Barton family.
Wallace J. Caperton
VANSANT - Wallace J. Caperton, 78, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002, in Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Shrotridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy.
Jean F. Carrier
A memorial service for Jean F. Carrier will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Woodlawn Baptist Church, Bristol, Tenn., with Rev. Steve Playl officiating. Interment will follow at Shelby Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church, 1400 Southside Ave., Bristol, Tenn.
Mrs. Carrier, 85, of Edgemont Towers, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.