BIG STONE GAP - Frances Wells, 74, went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Wellmont-Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.
She was born in Harlan County, Ky., the daughter of the late Ewell and Ida (Woods) Hall. She lived most of her life in Big Stone Gap. She was a retired LPN with Wellmont-Lonesome Pine Hospital, having served over 20 years in the emergency department. She attended East Stone Gap (Va.) United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, E.H. Hall Jr. and Elmer Hill; and one sister, Virginia Chandler.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Wheatley and husband, David, and Rita Chandler and husband, Gene, all of Big Stone Gap; one grandson, Robby Chandler of Big Stone Gap; four granddaughters, Sheri Collins of Athens, Tenn., and Lisa Harris, Tracie Lovelace and Stefanie DePriest, all of Big Stone Gap; four great-grandchildren, Preston, Kaylee, Karlee and Meghan; three brothers, Jimmie Hall and Kermit Hall, all of Big Stone Gap, and Sam Hall of Fall Branch, Tenn.; two sisters, Helen Moreno of Church Hill and Betty Kilgore of Okeechobee, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Spell and the Rev. David Knight officiating. Committal services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Holding Funeral Home is in charge.
Lawrence F. Wilson
ATLANTA - Lawrence F. Wilson, 80, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, in Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Ga.
He was a native of Johnson City, grew up here and settled in Atlanta after his retirement from the Army.
He was a son of the late Nick and Maggie Arnold Wilson.
Mr. Wilson served 20 years in the U.S. Army, including service in World War II.
He later worked in the mailroom of Rich's Department Store in Georgia.
Mr. Wilson was a member of the Assembly of God Tabernacle, Decatur, Ga.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Wilson; stepmother, Mary Wilson of Blountville; a half-sister, Pearl Templeton of Blountville; a half-brother, Wiley Wilson of Blountville; a niece, Barbara Wilson of Erwin; and a nephew, Michael Wilson of Johnson City.
Arrangements were by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave.
MARION - Max Barker, 66, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion.
Mr. Barker was born in Smyth County to the late Paul Barker and Hazel Quillen Barker Hopkins. He was preceded in death by one sister, Jessie Lee Edwards; and a brother, Sonny Barker. He was retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem and was also retired from Marion Transit as a dispatcher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Church Barker; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and David Rose of Roanoke and Angela and Scott Prater of Marion; two sons, Douglas Barker and fiancee, Beverly Able, of Shawsville and Max Eugene Barker of Chilhowie; three sisters, Betty Widener of Marion, Jean Kell of Marion and Linda Sheets of Marion; one brother, Johnny Barker of Chilhowie; four half-sisters, Pauline Richardson of Marion, Sue Atwell of Marion, Glenna Turley of Marion and Kathy Hagy of Marion; three half-brothers, Michael Hopkins of Marion, Dennis Barker of Marion and Jackie Barker of Bristol; five grandchildren, Michele Barker, Alisha Barker, Jessica Rose, Jonathan Rose and Jordon Hall.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday from Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in Thomas Cemetery with military honors rendered by Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the Barker family.
Edwin Art Blevins
Edwin Art Blevins, 75, of Bristol Virginia died Sept. 19, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was a lifelong resident of Bristol Virginia, the son of the late Edwin and Esther Lovelace Blevins, and he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of King College and was retired from USF&G. He was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 145, VFW Post 6975 and the 40 and 8. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sampson Blevins.
He is survived by two daughters, Louanne Steffey of Bristol Tennessee and Millicent "Millie" McCroskey of Bristol Virginia; a sister, Ann Cunningham of Bristol Virginia; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Ellis of Neptune Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Mindy McCroskey and Phillip McCroskey Jr.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery with Dr. Tony Collins officiating. Military graveside rites will be presented by the Honor Guard of VFW Post 6975. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to King College Alumni Association, Advancement Office, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or to the Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. The family wishes to express thanks to Dr. John Green, Betty and Preston Hawthorne, pharmacists Pat and Jamie, and Danny and Matt Arnold. Arrangements especially for Mr. Blevins have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Lillie G. Blevins
ATKINS - Lillie G. Blevins, 97, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Margaret W. Caywood
GLADE SPRING - Mrs. Margaret Webb Caywood, 52, 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 famly 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. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Arrangements especially for Mr. Cross have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
HAYSI - Perry Fuller, 69, of Route 2 passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Born in Dickenson County, he was a son of the late Ebb and Eura Blankenship Fuller. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. Mr. Fuller was a retired miner, a member of UMWA and a lifetime member of the VFW. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by six brothers: Herby, Clyde, Claude, Donald, Foster and Dewey (Buck) Fuller.
Survivors include a son, Perry (PJ) Fuller Jr. of Coeburn, two daughters Sherry Vandyke of Harmon and Sheila Jill Fuller of Kentucky; grandchildren Lyndsey Brianna Fuller, Perry Jaxon Fuller and Amy Vandyke and three additional grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry Fuller of Haysi and Thomas Monroe Fuller of Tazewell; and four sisters, Sarah Deel and Betty Deel, both of Haysi, Susie Fuller of Hollister, Fla., and Roxie Hobbs of Logansport, Ind.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Elders Roger Coleman, Freddie Ramey, and Danny Yates officiating. Burial will follow in Blankenship Cemetery, Route 2, Haysi. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, where an evening service will be held at 7 p.m.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mildred P. Gillenwater
KINGSPORT - The funeral service for Mildred Pierce Gillenwater will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tony Collins of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in East Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Jones, R.E. Milhorn, Trenton Leonard, Don Gilbert, Jeff Davidson and John Hodges. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Arnold, Lloyd Butler, Preston Hawthorne, Terry Wilson and members of the A.D. Reynolds Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church, 327 E. Mary St., Bristol, VA 24201. Memories and
Mrs. Gillenwater, 88, 3804 Alderwood Drive, and formerly of 181 Elm Lane, Maplehurst, Bluff City, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, following a brief illness.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gillenwater have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
William A. Grizzle
LEBANON-- The funeral service for William A. (Bill) Grizzle will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 in Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Paul Price officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charlie Musick, Billy Musick, Kenneth Musick, Willis Musick, Teddy Harrison and Tom Sutherland. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Fuller, John Stamper, Kenneth Bolling, Bailey Tate Jackson and the management and staff of Bostic Ford Sales.
Mr. Grizzle, 73, died Wednesday, Sept. l8, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Grizzle.
Ruby Ellen Harris
KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Ruby Ellen Harris will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at 11 a.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.
Mrs. Harris, 81, went be with her Lord, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at home after a brief illness.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Harris family.
Ann S. Harrison
Ann Strickland Harrison, 93, of 1 Liberty Place, Bristol, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002. She was born in DeKalb County, Ala., a daugher of the late Wiley R. and Elizabeth Finley Harrison, and was a graduate of Montevallo College and Johns Hopkins University. She was a public school teacher in Alabama, a registered nurse with Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, and a teacher and adminsitrator with George Mason Center in Arlington, Va. She was the widow of Joseph "Joe" Harrison and was a member of First bPresbyterian Church.
She is survived by a son, Joseph F. Harrison and his wife, Lana M. Harrison, of Bristol Tennessee; a brother, Silas Strickland of Chattanooga, Tenn; three grandchildren, Andrew Harrison, Tyler Harrison and Hunter Harrison; two neices; and one nephew.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends immediately followign teh service at the church. The committal servcie and burial in Mountain View Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent Healing Hands Health Center, 210 Memorial Drive, Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Harrison are being made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Rodger D. Hash
TAYLORS VALLEY - The funeral service for Rodger D. Hash will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, in Taylors Valley Church of Christ with Mr. Maurice Widener officiating. Military graveside rites, conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975, will follow the funeral service at Jackson-Lewis Cemetery in Taylors Valley. Pallbearers will be Warren Roop, Ethin Roop, Paul Cummings, Tim Yates, Jeff Greer, and David Beam. Honorary pallbearers will be Abram Joseph Hash, Thomas Hash, Richard Hash, and Nicholas Hash. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Garrett Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Hash, 37, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002.
Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Mr. Hash.
Ruth W. O'Dell
COEBURN - Ruth Wright O'Dell, 88, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at her daughter's home in Villa Rica, Ga. She was the daughter of the late William F. and Ethel Kerley Wright. She was a retired postal worker for more than 25 years in Coeburn and was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard G. O'Dell; three brothers, Kelly Wright, Buford Wright and Buddy Wright; and a sister, Viola Martin. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy and Dick Hallden of Villa Rica, and Patricia Powers of Huntsville, Ala., three brothers, James Wright of Green Cove Springs, Fla., William Wright of Norfolk, Va., and Sanford Wright of Virginia Beach; five sisters, Helen Walker, Barbara Albricht and Myrtle Hall, all of Dayton, Ohio, Ann Scott Hylton of Lambric, Ky., and Bernice Hobbs of Richlands; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Leon Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. The family will receive friends Sunday evening 6 to 9 p.m. at Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn. Sturgill Funeral Homes, Coeburn, is in charge of arrangements.
Hannah R. Orfield
ABINGDON - Mrs. Hannah Ruth Orfield, 88, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, in Grace Health Care Center. She was a daughter of the late George Atkins and Elizabeth Hughes Atkins. Mrs. Orfield was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Orfield. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a member of Woodland Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Mildred Ferguson and Stella Blackwell, both of Abingdon; three sons, Woodrow Lewis Orfield and Steve Alexander Orfield, both of Abingdon, and Edwin B. Orfield of Bristol Virginia; a brother, John Atkins of Smyth County; a sister, Pearl Shortt of Abingdon; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at Forest Hills Memeory Gardens with Rev. John Wesley Price officiating. Interment will follow. Casketbearers will be Virgil Ferguson, Sonny Orfield, Cecil Garrett, Harry Wright, Ronnie Wolfe, Jonathan Dickey and Darrell Simcox. The famly will receive friends from 2:45-3:45 p.m. before the funeral service Saturday.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Hannah Ruth Orfield.
John L. Poston Sr.
ELK GARDEN - John Leslie Poston Sr., 79, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002. He was a lifelong resident of Russell County, born on Feb. 9, 1923, the son of the late George and Maude Terry Poston. John was a member of the Church of Christ in Lebanon. He was a former employee of Stuart Land & Cattle Co. and Virginia Division of Mine Land Reclamation. His wife, Dorothy Snead Poston; brothers Winifred Poston and Claude Poston, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and John Easterly of Honaker; son, Johnny Poston of the Loop; sisters Edith Price of Rural Retreat, Leola Price of Lebanon and Jean Jackson of Belfast, Va.; brothers Roscoe Poston of Abingdon, Charles Poston of Honaker and Walter Poston of Florida; grandchildren, Jessica Bradley of Abingdon, Colby Jordon and Blake Jordon, both of Honaker; and great-grandchild, Austin Wade Bradley of Abingdon.
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.
Funeral services 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.
The family will receive friends Saturday after 6 p.m. at tbe funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Americna Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Owens & Farmer Funeral Service, Lebanon.
Roy E. Rutherford
BIG STONE GAP - Roy Eugene Rutherford, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, in Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap.
He was a lifelong resident of the area, a former coal miner and a member of Beech Grove Freewill Baptist Church.
Mr. Rutherford was a World War II veteran, having served in the European Theater with the 99th Infantry Division under the command of Lt. Col. Sam Lombardo during the Battle of the Bulge and other campaigns. He was a life member of Disabled Americna Veterans Chapter 56, Wise, and UMWA Local 1408.
He was a long-time gospel singer along with his wife, family members as well as special church members.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys Lovell Rutherford of Big Stone Gap; sons Roger Rutherford of Wise, Eddie Rutherford of Jonesville, Larry Rutherford of Keokee, Jimmy Rutherford of Keokee, Doug Rutherford of Big Stone Gap, John Rutherford of Jonesville and Ricky Rutherford of Keokee; daughters-in-law, Doris, Nancy, Penny, Rita, Hilda, Marilyn, Theresa and Georgia; daughters Glenda Rowe of Stickleyville, Nancy Garrett of Big Stone Gap, Sandra Johnson of Jonesville and Cathy Garrett of Fowlerville, Mich.; sons-in-law Roger Rowe, Oakie Garrett, Joe Johnson and Tim Garrett; special friends Sarah Fraizer, Wanda Collier and Gary Wells; mother-in-law, Ruth Booher of Kingsport; 30 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Isom and Rebecca Rutherford; brothers Harvey, Rosco, Ed and Charlie Rutherford; sisters Emmie, Sally, Bert, Lizzie and Cindy; and one precious son, Michael D. Rutherford, who died Nov. 25, 2001.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Gilliam Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m., Sept. 21, 2002, in the funeral home with Rev. Larry Coeburn officiating, assisted by Rev. Larry Rutherford and Rev. Roger Rowe. Miltiary graveside services will be accorded by Pound VFW 9600 Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. Family and friends are asked to assemble at Gilliam Funeral Home at 1:20 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Shawn Hampton, Freddie Dorton, Julius Herron, Sam Blanine Jessee, Jimmy Collier, Tom Astrip, Robert Daugherty and Robert Hartsock.
Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Penny A. Smith
KINGSPORT - Penny A. Smith died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
A native of Radford, Va., she had been a resident of Kingsport for the past 50 years. Mrs. Smith attended Radford State Teachers College in Radford. She was employed by the Kingsport City School System for 18 years.
She was a member of First Christian Church of Kingsport, where she taught young children in Sunday school.
Mrs. Smith was a loyal Tennessee Volunteer and Virginia Tech Hokie fan.
Her husband of 54 years, Randel C. Smith; parents; four sisters; and one brother preceded her in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Carla Smith Jenkins of Church Hill, Tenn.; two sons, John R. Smith and wife, Penny, of Memphis and Gary A. Smith and wife, Anne Ferrell, of Richmond; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Jenkins Turley, Julie Jenkins Stone, John Austin Smith, Branagan Smith, Clay Smith, Austin Smith and Andrew Smith; two great-grandchildren, Alexandra Turley and Kaitlin Turley; a devoted brother, David Austin and wife, Zulla, of Bristol Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with David R. Cordrey, minsiter, officiating.
Interment will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol Tennessee.
Grandsons and family members will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 106 E. Charlemont Ave., Kingsport, TN 37660.
Della Meade Stanley
ABINGDON - A funeral service for Mrs. Della Meade Stanley will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bill S. Goforth. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund, P. O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Pallbearers will be Mike Nelson, Henry Phillips and nephews.
Mrs. Stanley, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Stanley.
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. A visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Haysi Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m.
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. - Mr. Ronald C. "Pete" Vance, 47, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at a Richlands hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Richlands and was a son of the late Tom Haney and Letha Geneva Rasnick Vance, both Russell County natives.
He had made his home in the Buchanan County area the past 18 years and was a former employee of Buchanan Ambulance Service in Grundy. He was a U.S. Army veteran and attended Grundy Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Rhonda Faye Vance; one brother, Tommy Joe Vance; and one sister, Lillian Brooks.
Survivors are: his former wife, Mrs. Edith Arms Vance; one son, Mr. Matthew Shawn Vance of Keen Mountain; and one brother, Mr. Roy Darnell Vance of Baptist Valley, Va.
Funeral services 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. Friends may call at Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands after 6 p.m. Saturday. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley G. Austin
SALTVILLE - Shirley G. Austin, 67, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, in UVa Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va.
Arrangements incomplete at this time. The D.R. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge.
Hazel M. Billings
MARION - Hazel M. Billings, 86, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at her residence. Survivors and funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion.
SALTVILLE - Funeral services for Helen Callihan will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Cathy Hutton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Tuesday evening prior to the service or at the home of Tony and Gloria Surber, 445 Maple St., Glade Spring, Va. Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Rose Cemetery with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Members of the Eastern Star will participate in the graveside service. Pallbearers will be Tom Crawford, Harry McElraft, Mark Hartzog, Billy Rutledge, Randy Vaughn, Ricky Sessor, Ruby Henderson, Danny Henderson and Bradley Harper. Honorary pallbearers will be Luther Watson, Norman "Jiggs" Harris, Andrew Frye, Astor Blevins and Bill Lowery. Memorial contributions may be made to Riverview Presbyterian Church, 2353 Saltville Highway, Saltville, VA 24370.
Miss Callihan, 85, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home is serving the Callihan family.