Edward F. Castle
Edward F. Castle, 75, of 1716 Windsor Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Castle was an ordained minsiter and a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He was the owner and president of Castle Funeral Home. A 1945 graduate of Lebanon High School, he attended Piedmont Bible College in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was a 1972 graduate of the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, and served as chaplain of his class. He was the former pastor of Fellowship Chapel, Emmanual Baptist Church and Bible Baptist Church, all located inBristol, and of Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Lebanon,Va. He formerly owned Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol Tennessee, and Castle Funeral Home in Bluff City. He was a member of Gospel Baptist Church.
Born to the late Nathan F. and Cora Turner Castle, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Edward Castle; one daughter, Lynda Ruth Wood; one brother, Don Castle; one stepson, David Dinkins; and a step-grandson, Michael Hurt.
Survivors include his wife, Maude Castle; a son and daughter-in-law, Teddy M. and Teresa Castle of Bristol; two stepdaughters, Joan Rogers of Bluff City and Wendy Elton of Kingsport; two brothers, Nathan F. Castle Jr. of Lebanon and Leon Castle of Charlottesville, Va.; one sister, Olline Fletcher of Kingsport; two grandchildren, Michael Baines of Bluff City and Kelli Castle of Richlands; seven step-grandchildren, Angie Phillips, Jennifer, Andrew, Jon David and Alex Dinkins, and Larissa and Lauren Tolliver; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, in the Castle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tommy Tester officiating. Pallbearers will be John Tester, Earl Tignor, Jack Vanhook, Gene Goodson and the men of Gospel Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be ministers and funeral directors.
The family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Castle Funeral Home.
Castle Funeral Home of 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Castle family.
Ruth C. Davis
WOLFORD, Va. - Ruth Crockett Davis, 82 years of age, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late Frank H. and Ruth Bandy Crockett. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County, a member and served as an elder of Hurley Presbyterian Church. She received a Normal Professional degree from Radford College, B.S. degree from Pikeville College and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Aphi Si. She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught in the Buchanan County School System for 39 years. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Haze Davis, Dec. 22, 1975.
She is survived by three daughters, Miss Margaret Sue Davis, Wolford, Jacquelyn and husband Charles Yates, Lexington, Ky., and Rita and husband Thomas Hopkins, Tazewell, Va.; and three grandchildren, Meg Phillips, Union, Ky., Jocelyn Yates, Lexington, and Andy Yates, Lexington.
She was preceded in death by five sisters and nine brothers.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Thorton officiating with entombment to follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va.
Friends may call at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Friday evening at 6 p.m.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of all arrangements.
ABINGDON - Mrs. Allie E. Day-Gillespie, 64, a resident of 20307 Cleveland Road, died Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Tazewell, Va., and had lived in Washington County for the past 12 years. She was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include husband, Troy Gillespie of Abingdon; one daughter, Annette D. Johnson of Princeton, Ind.; one son, Windle A. Day of O'Fallon, Ill.; four sisters, Martha Belcher of Ohio, Janie Burgess of Boones Mill, Va., Betty Matney of Bristol Virginia, and Lois Ball of Ohio; two brothers, Bill Sword of Big Rock, Va., and Clarence (Snook) Sword of Randleman, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in the Castle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Chapin officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. Friday until the start of the memorial service.
Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Gillespie Family.
KINGSPORT - James Shaw Christopher "Chris" Eller, 20, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, in the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after a short illness. Born in Bristol Tennessee and a lifelong resident of the Bristol/Kingsport area, he was the son of the late Lois Ann Shaffer Tester. He was employed with Tri-Cities Extrusion Company, was a member of the Junior ROTC at SullivanEast and Sullivan North High School and was of the Christian faith. He was a big Dale Earnhardt fan and loved racing. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Eller.
Survivors include father, Bill Eller Sr., Bristol Virginia; brother, Billy Eller Jr., Kingsport; stepfather, Harry Tester, Kingsport; special uncle and aunt, Ralph and Debbie Tester, Kingsport; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vern Trivette officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cettie Lee Rupard Farris, 84, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born April 25, 1918, to the late Stone and Charity Rupard of Laurel Bloomery, Tenn., but had lived most of her life in Bristol Tennessee. Mrs. Farris was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and preceded in death by one sister, Carrie Gentry; two brothers, Ira and J.D. Rupard; and two half-brothers, Claude Shores and Elmer Shores.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Walter C. Farris; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and John Rogers and Gaye and Don McLain; son, Dennis Farris, all of Bristol Tennessee; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Nena Farris of Harrisburg, Va., and Larry and Karen Farris of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Arthur andBarbara Rupard and Luther and Gladys Rupard.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Worley officiating. Burial will follow in Weaver's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Michael Farris, Matt Farris, Marshall Farris and Adam Farris and friends, Fred Perry, Wayne Perry and J.W. Cox. Special thanks to Mrs. Farris' caregivers, Leona, Sharon, Fonda and the staff of "Loving In Home Care," also the staff of Wellmont Hospice House. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WeaverFuneral Home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Todd C. Fayler
The funeral mass for Todd C. Fayler will be celebrated at 7 o'clock Friday evening at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Timothy E. Keeney, the celebrant, and with Rev. Mr. Harry Hall assisting. The family will receive friends from 5 until 6:45 prior to the service Friday evening at the church. The committal service and burial will be at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Pallbearers will be Mike Robison, Ed Balaban, Jade Fleenor, Joe Spanovich, Eugene McClintic, Steve Burros and Jamie Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Todd Fayler Children's Fund, c/o Twin City Bank, P.O.Box 889, Bristol, TN 37621.
Mr. Fayler, 33, of Bristol Virginia, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.
Arrangements especially for Todd Fayler have been made through Blevins Funeral Home, 417 Lee St., Bristol, Va.
Arcie Puckett Frazier
DANVILLE, Va. - Arcie Puckett Frazier, 80, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in Danville. Born in Dickenson County, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Catherine Stanley Puckett. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Frazier.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Sheets and Janet Adkins and husband Allen, all of Danville; three sons, George Caroll Frazier and wife Dawn, Richard Frazier and Douglas Frazier, all of Danville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Tarpon Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Robinson and Rev. Jerry Vitatoe officiating. Burial will follow in the Puckett Cemetery, Route 1, Haysi. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at Haysi Funeral Home where a song service will be held at 7 p.m.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Rosa J. Gaddy
ABINGDON - Mrs. Rosa J. (Mitchell) Gaddy, 77, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at her home.
She was born in Belgium Oct. 14, 1925, and came to the States in 1946. She was retired from the ILGWU, and AFL-CIO affiliate. She worked as the Southwest Virginia area business agent and was very active in the Democratic Party. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Gaddy, in March 2002.
She is survived by two sons, Marion Mitchell and wife Janet of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Alan Mitchell and wife Jerri of Abingdon; one sister and brother-in-law, Marie Jeannie and Marcel Van Gestel Peeters of Belgium; four grandchildren, Greg, Melissa, Ginny and Beth Mitchell; one great-grandchild, Ashley Mitchell; and two-step-grandchildren, Carrie and Mandy Pusl.
A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Krenik officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Buck Jones, Charlie Jones, Charlie Warren, Chuck Lunsford, Junior Reynolds, Chad Roark and Bob Moore. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Virginia, 600 W. Ridge Road, Wytheville, VA 24382.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Gaddy.
Carl Robert Garrett
LEBANON - Carl Robert Garrett, 40, of Banner Street died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in the Russell County Medical Center.
Born Aug. 23, 1962, in Russell County, he was a disabled construction worker. He was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Garrett.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Peck Blankenship, Honaker; his father, Richard Lee Garrett, Lebanon; two sisters, Sherry Bostic and husband Ricky Bostic, Cedar Bluff, and Brenda McCoy and husband Danny McCoy, Lebanon; three brothers, Ricky Garrett and Christopher Garrett, both of Rosedale, and Terry Garrett, Honaker; his grandmother, Nomai Peck, Cedar Bluff; also five nieces; and one nephew.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tom Edwards and the Rev. Austin Fields officiating. Burial will follow in the Fields Family Cemetery in Corn Valley. Pallbearers will be Roger Howard, Carlton Frazier, Ronnie Tuggle, Jeff Sibbett, Earl Reynolds and Anthony Reynolds. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the Garrett family.
Virginia Kaylor Jones
WARREN, Mich. - Virginia Kaylor Jones, age 84, formerly of Bristol, passed away November 1, 2002, at St. John Hospital, Detroit.
Beloved wife of Robert F. Jones; darling mother of Deborah S. and Paul F. Jones. Born Dec. 23, 1917, in Appalachia, Virginia, to Abraham Barker ("A.B.") Kaylor and Bertha Mary Longmire ("Lonnie") Edwards.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Katherine Anderson of Seattle, WA; brother, A. B. "Buck," of Knoxville, TN; and brother Dungan Kaylor of Winter Haven, FL.
Virginia's life will be honored at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Glenwood Cemetery Chapel, 839 Bluff City Hwy., Bristol (423-989-4823) followed by burial in the Kaylor family plot.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Virginia Kaylor Jones Memorial Fund at Calvary Baptist Church in Bristol (423-968-5919). She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Leroy N. Peacock
MARION - Leroy N. Peacock, 74, died Thursday in the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion.
Kenneth E. Rasnake
LEBANON - Kenneth E. Rasnake, 64, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, in the Maple Grove Health Care Center.
Arrangements are incomplete. Combs Funeral Service is serving the Rasnake family.
JEWELL RIDGE, Va. - Margie Rife, 71, of HC 66, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, in a Richlands hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain, Va.
Mary J. Rose
Mary Golda Fleenor Jackson Rose, 86, of Timber Brook II, 27 Timber Ridge Road, Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 31, 1916, a daughter of the late Issac G. and Laura L. McGuire Fleenor, and was the widow of Fred K. Jackson and James Robert Rose.
Mrs. Rose was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a former employee of Big Jack Manfacturing Co. and a member of East Bristol Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include brothers-in-law, Clarence Brown and Haynes Haga; a special friend, Jewell Barr; niece, Vickie DeBusk and husband Alan; nephew, Larry Haga and wife Lisa; several other nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. John Roe officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends any time at the home on Timber Ridge Road.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William A. Rouse
GLADE SPRING - William Albert Rouse, 77, of the Widener Valley Community, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born in Washington County, Va., on Sept. 19, 1925, and was a lifelong resident of the Widener Valley Community. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Brunswick Corporation in Marion. He was a member of the V.F.W. Francis Marion Post No. 4667 and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Rouse was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lura Rouse; a daughter, Brenda Widener; a son, Kenneth Rouse; three brothers, Paul Rouse, Buster Rouse and Buford Rouse; and a sister, Ruth Trent.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Brown Rouse; four sons, Freddie Rouse and his wife Wanda of Bristol Virginia, Allen Rouse of Glade Spring, Dale Rouse of Damascus and Jeffrey Rouse and his wife Tammy of Glade Spring; five daughters, Pat Williams and her husband Kenneth of Glade Spring, Joyce Warren and her husband Wayne of Taylorsville, Ga., Judy Lowe and her husband Dale of Glade Spring, Alice Morley and her husband Kermit of Shady Valley, Tenn., and Tammy McConnell and her husband Julian of Abingdon; a daughter-in-law, Connie Rouse of Glade Spring; two brothers, Jack Rouse and Sam Rouse, both of Glade Spring; three sisters, Ruby Nipper of Glade Spring and Dorothy Blevins and Esther White, both of Damascus; three grandchildren that were raised by Mr. and Mrs. Rouse, Steven Widener, Gary Widener and Kimberly Wright; 24 other grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, in the Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mahlon Wyatt, Rev. Warren Wilson and Rev. Roger Boyer officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with military graveside rites conducted by the V.F.W. Francis Marion Post No. 4665. Pallbearers will be Eric Lowe, Daniel Morley, Derek Rouse, Dustin Rouse, Jason Rouse,Tony Warren, Gary Widener and Shannon Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Barr Jr., Zane Sexton, Chris Wilson and Michael Wright. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 458, Damascus,VA 24236. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Garrett Funeral Home. 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 Mr. Rouse.
Diane D. Senn
Memorial service for Diane Lynn DeVore Senn will be conducted Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expense
Mrs. Senn, 50, of 1650 Virginia Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center ER.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Darrell Wayne Smith
NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Committal service for Darrell Wayne Smith will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, with military rites by Lebanon V.F.W. Post 9864 at the Meade-Cooper Cemetery, Castlewood. The funeral procession will leave Castlewood Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Pallbearers will be Mark Bailey, George Jordan, Tom Burke, Martin Burke, Walter Burke and Justin Addington. Honorary pallbearers are brothers-in-law.
Mr. Smith, 37, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Roy R. Smith
RAVEN, Va. - Mr. Roy R. Smith, 58, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, at his home. Born in Tazewell County, Va., he was the son of the late Garland and Mary Thomas Smith.
Mr. Smith was a disabled coal miner for Island Creek Coal Company. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
Survivors are daughter, Kathy Hagy of Swords Creek, Va.; son, Brian Smith of Raven; granddaughter, Cassidy Hagy; special friend, Judy Honaker of Raven; sisters, Deborah, Kay, Fay, Sue and Geraldine; and brothers, Bob, Bill, Donnie and Glen.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Les Ritchie officiating. Burial will follow in the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery at Richlands. Pallbearers will be friends.
Friends may call at Singleton Funeral Service from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Smith Family.
Lucy W. Steffey
VIAN, Okla. - Viewing for Lucy Marie Widener Steffey will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at Farris Funeral Home in Abingdon. The funeral, officiated by Rev. James Woodward, will be held at the Farris Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, with burial in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Widener's Valley, Va.
Pallbearers will be Larry Burke, John Steffey, Chris Anderson, Joe John Widener, William Robert Widener, Leo Widener, Mickey Hutton and Steve Cunningham.
Honorary pallbearers are John Jacob, James Albert Dutton, James Blevins, Herman Widener, Don Miller, Larry Taylor, J.R. Garrett, Frank Cunningham and Bobby Dean Widener, and a host of nephews.
Mrs. Steffey, 89, the oldest of 13 children, born March 30, 1913, at Glade Spring, passed away on Nov. 3, 2002, in Vian. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Steffey family.
Mabel H. Willard
The committal for Mabel I. Haga Willard will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Clarke Family Cemetery, Highway 126, Bristol, Tenn. (next to Beacon Drive-In). Pallbearers will be family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, 112 Walnut Hill Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Email
Mr. Willard, 85, of Bristol Tennessee, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements .
Mrs. Jean C. Wilson
SWORDS CREEK, Va. - Mrs. Lois Jean Copley Wilson, 67, of Route 1, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at the home of her father at 100 Bobo St., in Roebuck, S.C. Born April 15, 1935, in Anawalt, W.Va., she was a daughter of Lawrence T. Copley of Roebuck and the late Jessie Mae Jones Copley. She had lived in Roebuck for the past five months, moving there from Swords Creek where she had resided for 45 years. She was a member of the Swords Creek Block Church.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. Wilson, on Aug. 5, 1999; stepmother, Mildred Varney Stewart Copley; one sister, Mabel Copley Hoskins; and one stepbrother, Leonard Stewart.
In addition to her father, survivors include two sons, Gregory P. Wilson and wife Robin Colley Wilson of Bristol Virginia and James E. Wilson of Swords Creek; five grandchildren, Shelbi ElizabethWilson , Shawn Andrew Wilson, Christopher Aaron Wilson, James Hunter Wilson and John Fisher Wilson; one sister, Anita Copley Emily of Roebuck; three stepsisters, Sue S. Ledford of Beckley, W.Va., June S. Ray of Williamson, W.Va., and Sylvia S. Currier of Glendora, Calif; one half-brother, Lawrence T. Copley Jr. of Abingdon; one stepbrother, Charlie Stewart of Canada, Ky.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Dwight Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va.
Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the Honaker Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Marilyde G. Bailey
KNOXVILLE - Marilyde Gose Bailey, 97, of 634 East Inskip Road, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 4, 2002, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Aurelia Gose and had spent most of her life in the Bristol area before moving to Knoxville in 1989. She was a homemaker and a member of Wallace United Methodist Church. She was the widow of John Alfred Bailey Sr.
Survivors include: sons, Rev. John A. Bailey Jr. and wife Marie and Hugh A. Bailey and wife Ellen; grandchildren, Benji Bailey, Amy Bailey, Bonnie Bowers and Tim Bailey; great-grandchildren, Hunter Bailey, Sean Bowers and Bailey Bowers; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 2 p.m. at the MountainView Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Fannie K. Barnett
RICHLANDS - Mrs. Fannie Lou Kennedy Barnett, 83, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at her home following a lengthy illness.
Born at Jewell Ridge, Va., she was the daughter of the late Isaac Walton and Rachel Rimmer Kennedy. She was employed with Clinch Valley Medical Center for 17 years. She was a member of Circle 3 at Richlands Presbyterian Church and Senior Friends at Clinch Valley Medical Center.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Marcelleus Barnett in 1962; four brothers, Stuart Kennedy, George Kennedy, James Kennedy and John Kennedy; and three sisters, Flora Barnette, Euva Kennedy and Lexie Vandyke.
Survivors include one daughter, Susie Hess and husband Ken of Richlands; two sons, John Barnett and wife Sara of Christiansburg, Va., and Bill Barnett and wife Sandy of Chester, Va.; one brother, William Kennedy of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Mozelle Kennedy of Richlands; four grandchildren, Euva Hess, James and wife Carey Barnett, Greg and wife Amy Barnett and Andrew Barnett; one step-grandson, Chris and wife Desta Melitzer; one step-granddaughter, Shelby Melitzer; and special care givers, Viola Ball, Erma Horn and Pearl Marshall.
A memorial service will be conducted Thurday, June 6, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Joe Horn and Rev. David Danford officiating. Burial will be Friday, June 7, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill. Pallbearers will be Sam Barnette, Kenneth Barnette, Henry Lawson, Robert Williams, Raymond Kimbel and Andrew Barnette.
The family will receive friends at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff Thursday after 6 p.m.
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is serving the Barnett Family.
Kenneth Dwayne Brown
ABINGDON - Kenneth Dwayne Brown, 48, passed away May 28, 2002, in Abingdon. He was known as "Bookie" by his friends and loving called "Matt" by his parents, Oscar and Mary Gillenwater Brown Jr., who preceded him in death. He was born in Abingdon and resided in Washington, D.C., and Abingdon.
He is survived by: his daughter, Carolyn L. Romero and husband, Mario of Chesterfield, Va.; four sisters, Nancy C. Brown and Beverly Jones of Washington, D.C., Deborah Manning of Las Vegas, Nev., and Carol D. Brown and husband, Fabian of Richmond; one niece, Shelby Mary Brown; several aunts and uncles, including a devoted aunt, Susie L. Harris; and several other close family members and friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Kenneth's life, Saturday, June 8, 2002, at noon at his home, 284 B St., Abingdon. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfun eralservice.com.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Brown.