Frances M. Cartwright
BLOWING ROCK, N.C. - Mrs. Frances Moss Cartwright of Green Hill Road died Sunday, May 26, 2002. Born in Meridian, Miss., she was a daughter of Benjamin and Annie Nelson Moss. Mrs. Cartwright received a degree in early childhood education from Stephens College in Columbia, Miss. She was an active member of Boone United Methodist Church in Boone and State Street United Methodist Church in Bristol, Va.
Mrs. Cartwright is survived by two sons, Perry Cartwright of Chicago and Jack Cartwright of Macon, Ga.; one daughter, Peggy Brandetsas of Charlotte; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Perry Cooper Cartwright Sr.
Services of Celebration will be conducted Thursday in Boone.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Boone United Methodist Church, 471 New Market Blvd., Boone, NC 28607.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
William L. Combs
ABINGDON - William Leonard Combs, 82, of 19319 E. Wood Drive died Monday, May 27, 2002, at his residence. He was born in Washington County to William and Eleanor Martin Combs.
He was a retired farmer and attended Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church in Abingdon. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Combs; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Combs Warner and Ronald of Columbus, Ga.; and two stepsons, James Wooten and wife, Paula, of Lebanon and Randy Wooten and wife, Marie, of Abingdon. Also surviving are his brother, Lewis Combs and wife, Mildred, of Bristol, Tenn.; two sisters, Ina Lee King and her husband, Brice, of Kingsport and Aline Greer and husband, Conley, of Abingdon; four grandchildren, Mary Margaret Warner, Caroline Warner, Randy Wooten Jr. and Ronnie Wooten; and three great-grandchildren, Dustin, Megan and Katelyn Wooten. Mr. Combs also leaves behind a special nephew, Charles Combs; and a special great-niece, Donna Lawson.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 till 7:15 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Funeral service will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in Castle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Reynolds and Rev. Carter Wells officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Mike Fitzgerald, David Fitzgerald, Clyde Keith, Dwight Blankenship, D.J. Blankenship, Bobby Vencill, Rick Thompson, Bernard Andes, Mike Hand, Bob Reynolds and Albert Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Vencill, Robert Jessee, Lester Sexton, Henry McFadden, Bill Litton and Eddie Blaylock. E-mail condolences may be sent to www.castlefuneralhome.com. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Combs family.
Betty H. Gilblair
KONNAROCK - The funeral service for Betty Hayes Gilblair will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in Konnarock Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Azen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jackie Trivett, Jimmy Trivett, Doug Hayes, Kelly Price, Herman Hoosier, Jimmy Hoosier and James Huffman. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Gilblair, 59, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at her residence.
Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Ms. Gilblair.
KINGSPORT - Nora Louise Chafin Hall, 66, enetered into rest Monday, May 27, 2002, at Indian Path Hospital.
She was born June 22, 1935, inRussell County, to the late William and Thelma Austin Chafin.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Garfield Lucas; and a brother, Freddie Chafin.
She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include her husband, James A. Hall of Kingsport; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharron and William Dalton of Sullivan Gardens, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Tina Ferrell of Clemson, S.C., Lisa Walters of Kingsport and Danielle Dalton of Sullivan Gardens; two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Morgan Ferrell of Clemson.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Gate City Funeral Home. Services will be held at 7 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Elder John Boggs, Rev. Walker Darnell and Rev. Danny Darnell. Music will be provided by Junior Smith and the Family Tradition.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Carter Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Edith L. Hughes
LEBANON - Edith Lasley Hughes, 75, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 16, 1927, a daughter of the late Robert O. Lasley and Martha Myrtle Lucas Lasley, she was a mother and hommaker. She was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church and was the widow of James H. (Whitey) Hughes.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Rufus Lasley and Claude Lasley.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and Bill Hubbard of Clairmont, N.C., JoAnn and Steve Collins and Rita and Sammy Duty, all of Lebanon; one son, William O. Hughes and his special friend, Rena Powers, both of Abingdon; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Robinson of Lebanon and Mary Hess of Spartanburg, S.C.; three brothers, Robert O. Lasley Jr. and George Lasley, both of Lebanon, and Earl Lasley of Wheeling, W.Va.; also a special friend, Elsie White of Lebanon.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Wallace Amos officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Family Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at the funeral home.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Hughes.
Funeral services for Charmie L. Hartsock McCracken will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Genesis Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jennings Dotson and Rev. Roger Ball officiating. Interment will follow at Gum Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Special music will be provided by Gary Davidson, Ben Harlow, Kimberly Davidson and the Genesis Church Trio.
Mrs. McCracken, 84, of 924 Lewis St., Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Monday, May 27, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Matthew W. Mersdorf
Mr. Matthew Wilson Mersdorf, 89, of Bristol, Va., died Monday, May 27, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital. Born in Chicago, he was a son of the late Mathias and Helene Varga Mersdorf.
Mr. Mersdorf was a former resident of illinois and Arizona before moving to the Abingdon area. He was a retired employee of the Walgreen Drug Co. with 42 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a technical sergeant with the 785th Tank Battalion in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, receiving campaign medals.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Mersdorf; a daughter, Mrs. Curtis (Marilyn) Jackson of Abingdon; a grandson, Brad Lower and wife, Lorie, of Ft. Mill, S.C.; a granddaughter, Rebecca Lower of Denver, Colo.; and two great-granddaughters, Lousie and Dorothy Lower of Ft. Mill.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the graveside in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon. Rev. Betty Reiff will officiate. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Highlands Honor Color Guard. Those attending the funeral service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:45 Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Memorial donations be made to the American Alzheimer's Associaton, Suite 1050, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37604. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Matthew Wilson Mersdorf.
Jack D. Murphy
CLINTWOOD - Funeral services for Jack D. Murphy will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, from Clintwood Funeral Home Chapel with ministers Lynn Vanover and Joe Glenn Sluss officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery, Route 1, Clintwood. Pallbearers will be Roger Murphy, Jimmy Murphy, Larry Murphy, Micha Murphy, Paul Mullins, Bobby Hammons and Jennice Powers. Honorary pallbearers are J.L. Rose, Clyde Hill, Delbert Boggs, Jack Anderson, Willis Ring, Ralph "Cue Boy" Ring, Sam Ring, Buddy Wallen and Dean Deel. VFW Post 8979, DAV Chapter 35 and American Legion Post 227 will conduct military graveside honors.
Mr. Murphy, 69, died at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center on Monday, May 27, 2002.
Jimmy D. Parnell
Jimmy D. Parnell, 66, died Satuday, May 25, 2002. He was born in Scott County to Henry and Ollie Parnell. He is survived by his wife, Loraine Parnell. His sister, Ann Booker; and half-sister, Linda Parnell of Bluff City also survive. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Parnell family.
H. Wayne Parsons
MEADOWVIEW - The committal service for Rev. H. Wayne Parsons will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Forest Hills. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble at the church Wednesday by 10:15 a.m. for the procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Fellowship Baptist Church, Herman Hucks, Paul Price, Ray Smith, Bill Anderson, Guy Dishman Jr., Jim Watson and Roger Hagy. Honorary pallbearers will be C.W. Price, Roger Yuhasz, Paul Humphreys, George Humphreys Jr., Ernest Humphreys, D.C. Shuler and pastors of Lebanon Baptist Association.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, Building Fund, c/o Herman Hucks, P.O. Box 216, Meadowview, VA 24361.
Those wishing to express sympthy online may visit www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
Rev. Parsons, 58, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 26, 2002.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Rev. Parsons.
TORNADO, W.Va. - Ruby Stanley, 72, passed away at the home of her son Monday, May 27, 2002.
Formerly of Dickenson County, she was the daughter of the late Worley and Winnie Dotson Powers. She was the widow of Joseph Aaron Stanley and was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
Surviving are her son, Lonnie Stanley of Tornado; daughter, Teri Puthoff of Mansfield, Ohio; sisters Martha Jane Fletcher of Clintwood and Pearl Fogleman of Coeburn; two grandchildren, Jason Stanley and Shane Granger; three great-grandchildren, Austin Shane Stanley, Michael Chase Granger and Sarah Ashley Granger.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from Rugsby Freewill Baptist Church on Caney Ridge with minister Lynn Vanvover officiating. Burial will follow in Rugsby Cemetery. The family will recive friends at the home of Lacy and Martha Jane Fletcher, Power House Hollow in Clintwood on Wednesday after 6 p.m., a song service will follow at 7 p.m. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
Clintwood Funeral Home is entrusted with the care of Ruby Stanley.
Harry Leslie Trail
MARION - Harry Leslie Trail, 83, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Ridgefield Retirement Home in Chilhowie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Cosby Trail; his wife, Bertha Trail; his brother, Mack Trail; and his sisters Laire Thomas, Agnes Havens and Ovella Ferguson.
Survivors include two brothers, Roy Trail of Marion and Edgar Trail of Roaring Gap, N.C.; two sisters, Naomi Atwood of Marion and Polly Joy of Atlanta; a special nephew and niece, Arnold and Debbie Trail, of Marion; and many other neices and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the Trail family.
Roy L. Anderson
LEBANON - Funeral services for Rev. Roy Lee Anderson will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Owens & Farmer Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Shelton Norris, Rev. Jim Lyttle and Mike Dixon officiating. Interment will follow at Anderson Family Cemetery.
Rev. Anderson, 79, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002.
Owens & Farmer Funeral Service, Lebanon.
Clarence "Bud" Henderson Bryan, 83, of 225 Oak St., Bristol, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Bryan was a native of Bristol. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater, where he received a Purple Heart. Mr. Bryan worked for 19 years at Enterprise Black Diamond and for many years at Home Furniture Co. He was a member of Fellowship Chapel.
Mr. Bryan is survived by his wife, Hazel Bryan; two daughters, Syble Bryan of Bristol Virginia, and Kathy D. Wilson of Bristol Tennessee; three sons, Rex D. Bryan of Dunlap, Tenn., Paul D. Bryan of Eacom, Mich., and Jeffrey D. Bryan of Greeneville, Tenn.; and one sister, Martha Foran of Indiana. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Military graveside services will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Akard Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family of Mr. Bryan at email@example.com. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Bryan.
Pearl C. Cassell
CERES, Va. - Pearl Lucille Cox Cassell, 105, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Edgemont Center in Wytheville.
Survivors and funeral arragements are incomplete and will be announced later by Bradley's Funeral Home of Marion.
Frank J. Chambers
GRUNDY - Frank James "Jim" Chambers, 67, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy, following a short illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Earnest (Wag) and Bea Wyatt Chambers. He was a graduate of Grundy High School Class of 1954 and a member of Little Prater Church of Christ and Mountain View Church of Christ. Mr. Chambers served in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany, and was a retired employee of Grundy Tire Service.
Mr. Chambers is survived by his wife, Imel Slone Chambers of Grundy; one daughter, Lisa Fleming of Mouth Card, Ky.; one son, Mark Chambers of Lexington, Ky.; and three brothers, Ronnie Chambers of Harman, Va., Charles Chambers of Vansant, Va., and Harold Chambers of Roanoke. Also, he is survived by two grandchildren, Luke Fleming and Michelle Fleming.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Michael Trent and Evangelist Frank Crumb officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.
Friends may call at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Satuday afternoon at 5 p.m. with services at 7 p.m.
Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Chambers, Dwayne Chambers, Shane Chambers, Luke Chambers, Matthew Chambers, Roy Chambers, Buddy Ratliff, Frankie Bevins and Jason Plymal.
Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Farmer, Sparrell Ratliff Jr., Herbert Fields, Jessie Ramey, Lyle Mutter, Ralph Steele, Jack Buchanan, Bob Plymal, Bill Kilgore, Sid Ratliff, Demple Estep, Edd Fletcher, Leon Looney, Steve Gilliam and Tommy Chambers.
Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by members of John Ratliff Post 164 of the American Legion.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON - Wilson (Jess) Clark, 92, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in Russell County Medical Center.
Born May 29, 1910, in Russell County, he was a son of the late Silas and Peggy Ramey Clark. He was the husband of the late Nora Vivian Clark,
He was of the Holiness faith. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two stepsons, Charlie Honaker and Cecil Honaker.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. John (Helen) Clark of Lebanon; three sons, Emmett (JB) Clark of Cleveland, Va., Talbert Clark of Hickory, N.C., and Richard Clark of Louisiana; one stepson, Homer Honaker of Lincolnton, N.C.; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, in Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Grady McGlothlin and Rev. Lester Sexton officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Clark, Jason Clark, Andy Clark, Ronnie Clark, David Clark and Ricky Honaker. Bill Reynolds, Dr. Michael Ulrich and John Clark will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Clark.
Delton Lee Ferguson
Delton Lee Ferguson, 71, of 124 Reservoir St., Bristol, Va., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Culpeper, Va., and was the son of the late Charlie and Lillie Mae Minton Ferguson. His occupation was a trimmer and he was an avid CB radio operator known as "The Tree Trimmer." He was a member of Norfolk Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Helen Virginia Vance Ferguson of Bristol Virginia; son and daughter-in-law, Jackie and Ava Ferguson of Bristol Virginia; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Ricky White of Bristol Tennessee and Vicky and Jeff Hamilton of Bristol Tennessee; brothers Ray Ferguson of Meadowview and Douglas Ferguson of Bristol Tennessee; three grandchildren, Scotty Ferguson and wife, Debbie, Christopher White and Holly Hamilton; two great-granddaughters, Allison Ferguson and Kimberly Ferguson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Sue Ferguson; three brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va. Pallbearers will be Gerry White, Jeff Hamilton, Ricky White, Sammy Jackson, Ricky Ferguson and Nicholas Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Perry Chapman. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, Tenn., or Norfolk Avenue Baptist Church, Bristol Virginia. The family will receive friends Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William E. Fortner
William E. (Bill) Fortner, 75, of Bristol Virginia died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at his residence.
He was a native of Inman, Va., and a lifelong resident of Bristol. He was a son of the late Walter and Virginia Connley Fortner. William was the proprietor of his own construction company before retirement.
Survivors include two daughters, Tanya Baumgardner of Bristol Virginia, and Brenda West of High Point, N.C.; two sisters, Peggy Widner of Bristol Virginia, and Shirley Dixon of Bristol Tennessee; one brother, Wesley (W.D.) Fortner of Bristol Tennessee; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nepehws.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Fortner; grandson, Travis Baumgardner; three sisters, JoAnn Craighead, Betty Miller and Mary Barr; and three brothers, Eural Fortner, George Fortner and Elmo Fortner.
The funeral service will be private.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Fortner have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
John H. Hall
KINGSPORT - John H. Hall, 64, of 1236 Eastbrook Drive died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in Livingston, Mont.
Mr. Hall was a native of Washington County, Tenn., and had lived most of his life in Sullivan County.
He was a son of the late Thomas Foy Hall and Flora Hall Hopkins.
Mr. Hall was also preceded in death by one sister, Edna May Williams; and one brother, Ray Hall.
He was a retired employee of the Tennessee Department of Revenue Sales Tax Collection Division after 30 years service.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Fleenor Hall; two brothers, Charles Hall of Piney Flats and Roy Hall and his wife, Helen, of Kingsport; one sister, Joann Sparks and her husband, T.J., of Johnson City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Scott and Joann Fleenor of Bristol; sister-in-law Helen Fleenor of Hampton; nine nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and great-nephews; and many cousins.
A funeral service will wbe conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Morris-Baker Funeral Home North Chapel. Reverend Ronald Hicks will officiate. Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abingdon. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Richard Thompson, Jason Wheeler, Clifford Hall, Mark Hall, Tony Sizemore, Mark Hale and Pat Hall. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Matt Whitlock, Kyle Hite, A.J. Stout, Ralph Penix, Sherman Smith, Nathan Tino, Roy Foglesong, David Fogelsong, Paul Steele, Rudy Martin and employees of the Tennessee Department of Revenue. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Arrangements by Morris-Baker, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City.
Porter C. Marsh
Funeral services for Porter Cline Marsh will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester MacKinnon and Pastor Bill Nelson officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Tim Marsh. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Akard Funeral Home.
Mr. Marsh, 83, of 411 Henson Road, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Marsh.
Doris Ann Peck
Doris Ann Peck, 76, of 232 Robin Circle, Bristol, Va., passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Peck was a native of Bristol Tennessee then moved to Princeton, W.Va., where she had lived for 12 years. She was a graduate of Princeton High School in 1944. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Marshall and Sarah Maude (Proter) Lewis. Doris was a devoted wife and mother and a beloved friend to many.
Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Peck; and one son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Pam Peck Jr. of Missoula, Mont. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, in State Street United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Jane Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends home.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Peck.
Franklin B. Petty
The committal service and entombment for Franklin Benjamin "Jack" Petty will be at 11 o'clock Saturday morning in the mausoleum chapel at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Steve Lovins, Paul Loudy, Bill Robinson, John Gibson, Tom Finks, Wayne Rush and Ted Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Morgan and L.W. Smith, both of Greensboro, N.C., Bill Morgan of Dallas and Dr. Thomas Johnson, staff of the Cancer Outreach Clinic, Abingdon, and Lewis Cutright of Winston-Salem, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to State Street United Methodist Church, 300 West Valley Drive, Bristol, VA 24201 or to the Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201.
Mr. Petty, 79, of Wilderness Road, Lowry Hills, Bristol, Va., passed away Sept. 11, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Petty have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.