Maggie C. Helton
KINGSPORT - Maggie Cardwell Helton, 95, of 813 Liberty Church Road, went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, Dec. 22, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was born in Saltville and had been a resident of the Kingsport area most of her life. She was a member of Boones Creek Freewill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William McKinley Helton; parents, William Joseph and Mary Ann Allison Cardwell; one sister, Violet Owens; and two brothers, Gentry Cardwell and Benton Cardwell.
Survivors include three daughters, Jean V. Rowlett, Kingsport, Sue Lawson Blackwell, Blountville and Dorothy Sproles, Ringgold, Ga.; two sons, James Riley (Jim) Helton and Bill W. Helton, both of Kingsport; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, Michael David Lawson; one sister, Francis Smith Davidson, Saltville; one brother, Martin Cardwell, Pearisburg, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home and any time at the home, 813 Liberty Church Road, Kingsport.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with the Rev. Tim Lawson officiating.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Tony Helton, David Helton, Richard Lawson, Steve Spann, Frank Baker and Greg Rowan.
Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. David Schilling.
BLUFF CITY - Judith Gail Dixon Hoback, 52, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at her home. She was born in Wytheville, had lived in the Bristol area for 30 years, and was the widow of Roger Hoback. She was a graduate of George Wythe High School, attended Draughn's Junior College and was an employee of Universal Fibers.
She is survived by two sons, Chris Hoback and his wife, Michelle and Chad Hoback and his wife, Robin, all of Bristol; her parents, Sherman and Ola Dixon of Wytheville; a sister, Nancy Spraker of Max Meadows, Va.; two brothers, Charles Dixon of Grove City, Ohio, and Larry Dixon of Hilco, Nev.; two grandchildren, Laiken Hoback and Hunter Hoback, both of Bristol; a sister-in-law, Vickie Fisher and her husband, Richard of Bristol; a niece, Vanessa Burke; and two nephews, Rick Fisher and Tim Fisher, all of Bristol.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Monday evening in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 prior to the service. The committal service and burial in Glenwood Cemetery will be private. Pallbearers will be Donnie Rutter, Brian Stoots, Mike Vance, John Blevins, Keith Phillips and Richard May. Memorials contributions may be sent to the Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201. Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Hoback have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, Bristol Tennessee.
Ralph T. Holmes
ABINGDON - The funeral service for Mr. Ralph Taylor Holmes will be conducted Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at 3 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Bishop William Whitlock officiating. Burial will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
Mr. Holmes, 95, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in Abingdon Manor.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Ralph Taylor Holmes.
June Elaine Humphrey
ABINGDON - June Elaine Humphrey, 81, of 24872 Walden Road, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at her home.
She was born in Dickenson County, Va., daughter of the late Ruel H. and Pearl Phillips Martin. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Castlewood and was preceded in death by her husband, George Humphrey.
She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Price and husband, Wayne of Abingdon, Patty Humphrey of Kingsport and Vivian Rasnick and husband, Dennis of Dante, Va.; four sons, Tony Humphrey and wife, Clariece of Charlottesville, Va., Bobby Humphrey and wife, Judy of Abingdon, Robert Humphrey and wife, Jane of Bristol Tennessee and Wayne Humphrey and wife, Brenda of Abingdon; one sister, Beryl Rasnake of Detroit; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel in Castlewood, on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Leonard Ferguson and Rev. Jim Pratt officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be Anthony Price, Todd Humphrey, Pat Barker, Pat Messer, Kevin Ramey, Jonathan Palmer, Dennis Blevins and Stephen Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Route 1, Box 332, Castlewood, VA 24224.
The Humphrey family will receive friends at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, on Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, from 6 to 9 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the Humphrey family by e-mail to email@example.com. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tracy L. Johnson Sr.
BLUFF CITY - Funeral services for Tracy L. Johnson Sr. will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Hall and Rev. Johnny Dillard officiating. Eulogy will be given by grandson, John Allen Johnson. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Danny Gross, Doug Williams, Kevin Guinn, Billy Smith, David Johnson, John Allen Johnson and Jimmy Phillips. Honorary pallbearers: Paul Walsh, Aaron Johnson and James Phillips.
Mr. Johnson, 87, 499 Big Spring Road, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GRUNDY - Dorothy Ellen Ward Keen, 75 years of age, of the Slate Creek area, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late Irvin and Adnia Stacy Ward. She was a life-long resident of Buchanan County and a member of Harman Freewill Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and a homemaker.
Mrs. Keen was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ervin Keen.
She is survived by two daughters, Merinda Caroline Wooldridge, Richmond and Rebecca Eileene Ratliff of Route 3, Grundy; two daughters-in-law, Linda Keen, Wolford, Va., and Rebecca Keen, Bristol Tennessee; three sons, Larry Junior Keen of North Tazewell, Va., Clearney Lee Keen of Oakwood, Va., and Clifford Eugene Keen, Route 3, Grundy; two sisters, Margaret Katherine Keen, Route 3, Grundy and Lois Janitene Hill, Tennessee; six brothers, Earl Ward, Route 3, Grundy, Alden Ward, Route 3, Grundy, Waldo Ward, Route 3, Grundy, Cleon Ward, Cedar Bluff, Va., Avon Ward, Tazewell, Va.,. and Danny Ward, New Brunswick, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Tommy Edward Keen and William David Keen; and one brother, Victor Ward.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Webb and Rev. Ronnie Sliger officiating with burial to follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va.
Friends may call at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Monday afternoon at 5 p.m. with services at 7 p.m.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family wants a special thanks to Dr. M.J. Thakkar and staff of Buchanan General Hospital for their special care.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of all arrangements.
Uba Fletcher McDilda
ABINGDON - Uba Fletcher McDilda, 64, our sweet, gentle mother, went to be with God at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice in Bristol with all her children by her side.
She was born in Jewel Ridge, Va., to the late Clarence and Mary Elswick Fletcher. She was a member of Trigg Street Church of God. She was employed with Long John Silvers since 1979 where she worked as assistant manager.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charity McDilda; a brother, Ollis Fletcher; and sisters, Helen F. McGlothlin and Ceila F. Stinson.
Survivors include two sons, Robert C. McDilda Jr. of Corvallis, Ore., and Clarence (David) McDilda of Bristol Virginia; two daughters, Martha (Arlene) McDilda of Knoxville, and Mary M. Millsap of Abingdon; one brother, Waldon Fletcher of Plant City, Fla.; two sisters, Fern F. Hutson and Effie F. Davis, both of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Chris Besse McDilda, Alyssa Faye Charity McDilda and Corey Logan McDilda, all of Bend, Ore., and Traci Michelle Millsap of Abingdon.
Funeral services will be held Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at Farris Funeral Service. Rev. Chuck Trent will officiate.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill with Rev. Wayne F. Chant officiating.
Pallbearers will be Ike Thomas, Junior Blevins, Charlie Perkins, Brian Mercer, Fred McGlothin Jr., Winfred McGlothin, Frazier McGlothlin and Glen Coffman.
The family wishes to express their deepest and most heartfelt appreciation to the doctors and nurses at Johnston Memorial Hospital and the Wellmont Medical Center in Bristol Tennessee. Also, especially to the wonderful nurses and volunteers at the Wellmont Hospice. Thank you for caring for our mother.
Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon is serving the McDilda family.
Ronnie Lee Morton
Committal services for Ronnie Lee Morton will be held on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Shelby Hills Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include Derick Lee Morton, Byron Ellis, Brent Harley, Bill Felty, Robby Gilmer, Dale Gilmer and Todd Felty.
Mr. Morton, 48, of Carolina Avenue, Bristol Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Harvaline Hayter Parris
GLADE SPRING - Mrs. Elizabeth Harvaline Browning Hayter Parris died in an automobile accident on Friday, Dec. 20, 2002. She was born in Augusta, Kan., on Jan. 23, 1922, to the late James Harvey and Harriet Alice Jones Browning. Having resided most of her life in Russell and Washington Counties, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilmer Ward Hayter. She is survived by her husband, Floyd O. Parris; two children, Rebecca L. Hayter of Abingdon and William H. Hayter and wife Deborah of Bristol; two stepdaughters, Glenda P. Lee of Glade Spring and Shirley P. Atkins of Abingdon; one stepson, Allen R. Parris of Abingdon; three grandchildren, Rebecca Browning Hayter, William Aaron Hayter and Raleigh E. Hayter of Bristol; 13 step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pauline B. Floyd of Rock, Kan., and Nancy B. Settle of Richmond. She attended Abingdon Bible Church and Rosedale Baptist Church where she was very active in her Christian faith.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at 2 o'clock at Abingdon Bible Church. Pastor Paul Bufford and Rev. Don Paxton will officiate. Interment will follow in Holston Conference Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mountain Mission School, 1 Hurley St., Grundy, VA 24614. Pallbearers will be Aaron Hayter, Raleigh Hayter, Chris Lee, Bob Preston, Bill McCall, David Caskey, David Hayter and Bob Kifer. Farris Funeral Service is serving the Parris family.
Brenda B. Risner
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Brenda Boggs Risner, 54, a resident of Standifer Gap Road, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in Chattanooga.
She was born in Wise County, Va., and lived in Abingdon most of her life before moving to Chattanooga six years ago.
She was a graduate of Abingdon High School and attended the Rosedale Baptist Church in Abingdon.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Hash Boggs; and a sister, Loretta Boggs Morris.
Survivors include her husband, Joel Risner of Chattanooga; her father and stepmother, Cossie and Estelle Boggs of Bristol Virginia; two daughters, Angie Denny Jackson of Bristol Virginia, and Mary Alice Campbell Spivey of Kingsport; two sons, Keys Odum of Bristol Virginia, and Randy Odum of Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Margaret Elizabeth Williams of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; one stepson, Randy Joel Risner of Fresno, Calif.; one sister, Mary Joyce Boggs Mink of Abingdon; one brother, Wendell Boggs of Lincolnton, N.C.; five grandchildren, Amanda Jackson, Ashley Odum, Austin Odum, Carrie Burke and Adam Burke; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abingdon.
Mrs. Risner will be entombed following the services.
The family requests that friends please omit flowers and those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 246, Abingdon, VA 24212-0246.
The family will receive friends at the Campbell Funeral Home from 7 to 9 on Monday evening.
Campbell Funeral Home of Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
COUNCIL, Va. - Rev. Gilbert Dean Roten, 68, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in a Grundy hospital. Born Oct. 16, 1934, in Wilkes County, N.C., he was a son of Chessie Wingler Roten of Glendale Springs, N.C., and the late Harrison Roten. He had lived in the area for the past 42 years. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the UMWA Local 1568. He was the pastor of Helton's Chapel Church since 1993.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Miorkio.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 41 years, Earlene Roten of the home; one daughter, Deborah Wilson of Rosedale, Va.; one son, Steve Roten of the home; one special granddaughter, Chelsey Wilson of Rosedale; five sisters, Ruth Smith of Valdese, N.C., Thelma Roten of Taylorsville, N.C., and Mary Johnson, Lillian Jones and Betty Joe Roberts, all of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; five brothers, Danny Roten and Wade Roten, both of Glendale Springs, N.C., Ralph Roten of Robinsville, N.C., Ray Roten of North Wilkesboro and Jimmy Roten of Rogersville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Guy Harris, Rev. Clarence Yates and Rev. Roy Lee Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Helton Cemetery on Stinsons Ridge.
Pallbearers will be Harvey Thomas, Derrick James, Jerry James, David Owens, Burton Wilson, Bob Deel and James Bower.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Howard Reynolds, Rev. Jason Reynolds, Rev. Donald Harris, Rev. Billy Hess, Elmer Ball, Harold Harrison, Harold Lambert, Dallas James and Paul Harris.
Friends may call at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Monday where an evening service will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Rev. Don Sullivan and Rev. Denver Barton officiating.
KONNAROCK, Va. - Callie Clyde Trivett, 93, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at her residence. She was born in Ashe County, N.C., and had lived in Konnarock most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Jack and Elizabeth Miller and was the widow of Lillard Trivett. She was a member of the Azen Baptist Church and the Damascus Senior Citizens. Mrs. Trivett was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Linda K. Trivett and Patty Trivett; and a sister, Carrie Stringer. She was a very loving mother and a special loving grandmother.
She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Farmer and her husband, Henry of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Barbara Trivett of Konnarock; six sons, Gene Trivett and Ted Trivett, both of Konnarock, Bill Trivett and his wife, Judy, Gerald Trivett and his wife, Louise, and Darrell Grivett and his wife, Juanita, all of Damascus, and John Trivett and his wife, Diane, of Whitetop, Va.; one sister, Mary Prince Blevins of Konnarock; her special grandchildren, Karen Dull, Jeffrey Farmer, Susan Underwood, Sherry Smith, Kathy Burns, Rhonda Lowe, Tammy McBride, Remona Denton, Sharon Price, Rita Lewis, Julie Trivett, Sheila Richardson, Shawn Trivett, Stephanie Trivett, Darrenn Trivett, Jennie Patrick, Robert Raines, Kerry Raines and Debbie Sexton; 32 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at the Azen Baptist Church with Pastors Greg Arnold, Robert Griffin and Jim Lundy officiating. Burial will follow in the Azen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Junior Smith, Ronald Burns, Craig Trivett, Larry Church, Jeff Patrick and Robert Raines. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Blevins, Kerry Raines and Jeff Farmer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Azen Baptist Church in Konnarock. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Azen Baptist Church in Konnarock. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Mrs. Trivett.
Cecil S. Vermillion
ABINGDON - Mr. Cecil Stanley Vermillion, 86, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Cecil was born in Russell County and lived most of his life in Richlands and Abingdon. He had the Pontiac-GMC-Rambler dealership in Richlands for 26 years.
He was a member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was preceded in death by a son, Guy H. Vermillion.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Georgie Talbert Vermillion; daughters, Joanne Vermillion Francisco and husband, Larry, Johnson City and Beverly Weddle and husband, Johnny, Abingdon; grandchildren, Guy H. "Sonny" Vermillion, Cathy Montgomery and husband, Tommy, Kelly Walker and husband, Jimmy, Karen Lewis and husband, Jackie, Kim Lambert and husband, Todd; and great-grandchildren, Lauren Montgomery, Evan Vermillion, Erin Vermillion, Emily Lambert, Chase Lambert, Kari Walker and Gage Lewis.
The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Elden Bergen and Rev. Robert Buckles officiating. Pallbearers are Warren McCray, Joseph Johnson, John Dellis, Earl Canipe and Mike Bales. Honorary pallbearer is Jack Sykes.
Interment will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol Tennessee, with military honors to be conducted by the Honor Guard of Patton-Crosswhite V.F.W. Post 6975.
The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Vermillion family.
Virgie Rose Webb
RICHLANDS - Mrs. Virgie Rose Webb, 88, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Lebanon following a long illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Clarsey Caroline Ball Rose. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Webb; and five brothers, Garland Rose, John Rose, Jay Rose, Otis Rose and Daniel Rose; and one sister, Eddie Hylton.
She was a member of the Cedar Bluff Community Church at Claypool Hill, Va.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sue Keesee and husband, Kenneth of Blountville and Mrs. Gaynell Crouse and husband, Edward of Beckley, W.Va.; one son, R.J. Webb and wife, Mary Ann of Honaker; one brother, Glen Rose of Richlands; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill. Men of the Cedar Bluff Community Church will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Webb family.
Christopher D. Yates
BLUFF CITY - Christopher David Yates, age 2, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 21, 2002, after injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the son of Lynn Poe and Paula Yates. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, David and Jo Ann Yates, Fall Branch; paternal grandparents, Robert and Alisa Poe, Greeneville; maternal great-grandfather, Albert Wayne Grubbs, Limestone; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Ruby Poe, Bristol Virginia; maternal great-great-grandmother, Iva Lee Grubbs, Limestone; and many other family and friends who were very close to baby Christopher.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett Dobson Funeral Homes or any time at the home of David and Jo Ann Yates, 111 Taylor Lane, Fall Branch. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Fred Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery, Limestone.
Pallbearers will be Daniel David Yates, Brandon Micheal Yates, Jon Penley and Jimmy Poe.
Chloe Ella Addison
BLUFF CITY - Chloe Ella Addison, 48, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Kingsport, a daughter of Robert and Margurete Free Goad. She was a 1972 graduate of Sullivan Central High School and a 1977 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a degree in business. She retired last year after 13 years as a special education assistant with Holston Elementary School. She was a life long member of Blountville Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Phil Addison; a daughter, Brooke Addison of the home; a son, Chase Addison of the home; her parents, Robert and Margurete Goad of Blountville; a sister, Teresa Carter of Kingsport; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ballard and Shirley Addition of Bristol Virginia.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Dwight Shaffer, minister, officiating. Eulogies will be delivered by Leland Houser and Cheryl Cooley. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11 o'clock Thursday morning in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The pallbearers will be David Smith, Allen Blaylock, Darrell Patrick, Tim Carter, David Jones and Paul Gebhardt. Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Feathers, Danny Godsey and Bobby Goad. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Special Education Class of Mrs. Keup, Holston Elementary School, 2348 Highway 75, Blountville, TN 37617. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Addison are incomplete and will be announced by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Betty H. Blevins
CHILHOWIE - Betty Ruth Haga Blevins, 72, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie after an extended illness. Her family and friends knew her as both beautiful on the outside and inside as well. She was born in Helena, W.Va., on Aug. 6, 1930, to the late Felix Lundy and Anna Mae Denny Haga but was a life long resident of Smyth County. Mrs. Blevins was preceded in death by an infant brother, Harrison Cecil Haga.
Survivors include her husband, Luther Kenneth Blevins; sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Monica Blevins, Chilhowie and Ken and Gail Blevins, Wilkesboro, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Scott Johnson, Gillett, Pa.; grandchildren, William Luther, Gavin Nathaniel and Magan Alyce Blevins and Anna Lee and Melanie Sue Johnson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Fern Haga, Galva, Ill., J.B. and Dot Haga, Chilhowie, Clyde and Lorraine Haga, Springfield, Tenn., and Ambers and Renie Haga, Chilhowie, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louvenia and Richard Plummer, Galva, Mary Alice and Billy Williams, Bybee, Tenn., and Izetta and David Williams, Chilhowie; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Bradley-Finney Funeral Chapel in Chilhowie with Elder Eddie Lyle officiating. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Riverside Cemetery in Chilhowie. The family requests that those wishing to attend the graveside services meet at the cemetery. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral services. Special thanks is given to Dr. Robert Hale and his staff, Valley Health Care Center nurses and staff, especially the third wing and Betty's daughter-in-law, Monica, for her many years of loving care and support.
Bradley-Finney Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie is serving the Blevins family.
Katherine W. Booher
Funeral services for Katherine Whittaker Booher will be conducted at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Family and friends will be received Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604.
Mrs. Booher, formerly of 1711 Florida Ave., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gladys Cross, 71, of 418 Clinton Ave., Bristol, Va., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Sina Snow Cross and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. She was retired from housekeeping at Bristol Memorial Hospital and had attended New Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons, Roger Cross and Jeff Cross of Bristol Virginia; daughters, Penny Wilhite of Bristol Tennessee, and Robin Booher of Bristol Virginia; brothers, Cecil Cross of Bristol Tennessee, Earl Cross of Piney Flats, Tenn., Glen Cross of Bristol Tennessee, and Zeb Cross of Bristol Tennessee; sisters, Ellen Shelton of Bristol Virginia, and Nancy Jennings of Bristol Tennessee; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dub Cross; and a sister, Marie Perry.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Cemetery with Rev. Ike Gragg officiating. Pallbearers include Benny Fleenor, Mike Shelton, Jerry McCracken, Keith Ledford, Jessie Roark and Charlie Leonard. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CLINTWOOD - Funeral services for Everett Davis will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Sluss officiating. Burial will follow in the Everett and Elizabeth Davis Cemetery, Route 1, Clintwood. VFW Post 8979 of Clintwood will conduct military graveside rites. Friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Davis, 93, of Route 1, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.