William H. Rhea
LEBANON - William H. (Bill) Rhea, 72, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 17., 1929, the son of the late Charlie C. Rhea and Iva Williams Rhea, he was a retired employee of the Pittston Coal Group and a member of the U.M.W.A. Local 1256. He attended the Bascom United Methodist Church and was a licensed airplane pilot.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mabel Fields Rhea; a son, Billy J. Rhea, Lebanon; three uncles, Graham Williams, Bristol Virginia, George A. Williams Sr., Radford, Va., and Lloyd Williams, Bluff City; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, in the Bascom United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lester Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Harold Lambert, Tom Yates, Skip Conley, Hershel Taylor, Howard Taylor, George A. Williams Sr., Ronnie Williams, Lloyd Williams, Graham Williams, Walter Counts Williams, Alfred Ferguson and Billy Dean Fields. Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. John A. Green, Sen. Phillip Puckett, C. Michael Puckett, Steve Banner, Frank Nunez, George W. Fuller, Larry Massie, Trigg Fields, Scott Suttle, Terrell Bear and members of the U.M.W.A. Local 1256. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Rhea.
Maudie Wright Roberts
PETERSBURG, Va. - The funeral service for Mrs. Maudie Wright Roberts will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Charlie Harmon officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Memorial Park in Bluefield, Va. Grandsons will serve as casketbearers. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home or any time at the home of her grandson, Billy Rivers, 780 Colonial Road, Abingdon, Va.
Mrs. Roberts, 86, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at the Battlefield Convalescent Center in Petersburg.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Maudie Wright Roberts.
Nicholas Wade Rose
COEBURN - Nicholas Wade Rose, infant son of Wade and Kelly Rose, of Route 2, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gene Rose; paternal great-grandparents, Maston and Mary Rose; paternal great-grandfather, Bill Salyer; maternal great-grandparents, Talmadge and Leota Mullins and Cecil and June Fleming; and maternal great-uncles, Robert Mullins, Danny Mack Fleming and Cecil Junior Fleming.
He is survived by his parents, Wade and Kelly Rose of Route 2; his sister, Allison Rose of the home; uncle, Ben Mullins of Knoxville; paternal grandmother, Carolyn Rose of Route 2, Coeburn; maternal grandparents, Benny Pat and Diane Mullins of Coeburn; paternal great-grandmother, Agnes Salyer; paternal great-aunts, Ginger Senter and Christina Edwards; paternal great-uncles, Michael Rose and Greg Salyer of Coeburn; maternal great-aunts, Louzella Yates, Barbara Mullins, Clara Lovelace, Joetta Colley and Peggy Fleming; maternal great-uncles, Avery Mullins, Roger Lee Fleming, Gary Fleming, Michael Fleming and Ricky Fleming; and a host of friends.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, with clergyman Lester Mullins officiating at the Kennedy Family Cemetery, Route 2, Coeburn. Pallbearers: Ben Mullins, Greg Salyer and Dr. J.P. Senter. Honorary pallbearers: Smiddy Harrison, Brian Newberry, Travis Fleming, Gerald Gray, Greg Childress, Kevin Jordon, Kenneth Thomas, Jeff Kiser and friends at Red Onion.
Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Rose family.
John Mark Shipley
WEST KNOXVILLE - John Mark Shipley, 45, died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at home. He was a licensed home improvement painting contractor and the owner of John M. Shipley Painting. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John W. and Mary Mitchell; and his father, Stanley Lee Shipley. He is survived by his wife, Neranza Blount Shipley; mother, Barbara Shipley; mother-in-law and father-in-law, O.J. and Liliana Blount; aunts, uncles and cousins, Kristi Mitchell Crawford, John and Linda Crawford, Carolyn, Danny, Scott and Caroleigh Heaton, Eric Butcher and Johnny Crawford; and his only children, his Rotweillers, Panzer and Thor. Family and friends will meet Saturday at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol Tennessee for a 3:30 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Robert Bowman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, P.O. Box 9479, Knoxville, TN 37940. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
Kate Wargo Wyrick
SALTVILLE - Mrs. Kate Wargo, 96, died Aug. 1, 2002, in Wythe County Community Hospital. She was formerly of the North Holston area of Saltville. Mrs. Wyrick was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Rosa B. Fowler, her first husband, John Wargo; second husband, Arch Wyrick; and son, Jim Wargo. She was the last survivor of her generation. Mrs. Wyrick was a loving mother, stepmother, grandmother and mother-in-law.
Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Wargo and John Taylor, Saltville; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Shirley Wyrick and Harlow Gates, Rural Retreat, Va.; three stepsons and two stepdaughters-in-law, Bill Wyrick, Bristol Tennessee, Jack and Angela Wyrick, Bluff City and Ed and Sue Wyrick, Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Juanita Wargo, Bristol Tennessee; four grandchildren, Jim Taylor, Sara Taylor, Ann Wargo and Mrs. Chip (Pam) Norton; seven great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kyle French and Rev. John Roe officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at D.R. Henderson Funeral Home or at the home of Shirley and John Taylor any time. Pallbearers will be Jim Hicks, Jim Davidson, Ronnie Pennington, Elbert Leonard, Jerry Puckett and Preston Brickey. Special thanks to the Brown family, the Lowery family, the late Ruth McGuire's family and Georgia Gates. Special appreciation to the care givers in Unit A at Birdmont, the nursing staff at Wytheville Community Hospital and Dr. Rogney.
The D.R. Henderson Funeral Home is serving the Wyrick family.
John W. Allison Jr.
SALTVILLE - Mr. John W. Allison Jr., age 77, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is serving the family.
A graveside service for Mrs. Cletis Arnold will be conducted Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Bernard Helton and Pastor Kenny Fields officiating. Pallbearers will be Dave Nunley, Danny Chapman, Virgil Wise, Junior Wise, Larry Smith and Michael Wise. Honorary pallbearers will be C.J. and Matthew Bowman. Family and friends are to assemble at the funeral home by 1:40 p.m. Wednesday for a procession to the cemetery. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfun-eralservice.com
Mrs. Arnold, age 54, of Bristol Virginia, passed away Monday, July 8, 2002, at the Wellmont Hospice House.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Arnold.
Emma Jean Campbell
Emma Jean Campbell, age 69, passed away July 8, 2002, at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was a longtime resident of Lakeland, Fla. and was previously employed by Publix Corporate Offices in Lakeland. She was recently preceded in death by a son, Johnny Campbell of Bristol Tennessee.
She is survived by husband of 50 years, Billy Campbell; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Penny Campbell of Harrisburg, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Billy Jernigan of Lawrenceville, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Laynn Campbell of Bristol Tennessee; mother, Alice Thorner of Lakeland; brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Betty Woodie of Bluefield, Va.; seven grandchildren, Ben, Caleb, Calvin and Cassie Campbell, Kaylee Pendarvis and Christy and Tommy Jernigan; and great-grandson Will Jernigan. Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Victory Assembly of God, Lakeland. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Horse Creek Church of God, Greeneville, Tenn., with interment to follow at the church cemetery.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
Juanita G. Greer
Juanita Sue Goodman Greer, age 66, of 412 Madison St., Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born June 8, 1936, in Benhams, Va., a daughter of the late James and Etta Goodman. Mrs. Greer was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and the widow of William T. "Bill" Greer. She was a homemaker, and was well-known for her quilting and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, David Greer and wife Carol, Lawrence Greer and wife Rene and Robert "Rob" Bishop and wife Bobbie Jo; three sisters, Eugenia Booher, Bernice Cook and Linda Jacobs; one brother, James E. Goodman Jr.; nine grandchildren, David Greer, Kayren Greer, Tyler Greer, Travis Kudela, Hollie Kudela, Gage Bishop, Summer McCoy, Samantha McCoy and Cash McCoy; one great-granddaughter, Autumn; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Burnette officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Shipley, Jim Stout, Rick Carrier, Scott Carrier, Duane McCoy, Ken Garrett, Gary Bishop and Jeff Powers. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel.
James Harlin Hester
Graveside services for Mr. James Harlin Hester will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., with military funeral rites being conducted by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW 6975 Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends and family. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Hester, of 104 Stafford St., Apt. F-5, Bristol, Tenn., died July 8, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Hester.
Roscoe L. Horn
BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. - Mr. Roscoe L. Horn, age 70, of the Clifton Fork section, passed away Monday, July 8, 2002, at Buchanan General Hospital following a long illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Henry Washington Horn and Lydia Jane Steele Horn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John Randolph Horn and Buford Horn; and two sisters, Norma Shortridge and Vunia Blankenship.
Mr. Horn is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Fonnie Lester of Clifton Fork, Va., and Mrs. Lola (Carriet) Keen of Richlands; several neices and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, in the Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel at Keen Mountain, Va., with Rev. T.R. (Roland) Stump and Rev. Andrew Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Esaw Rife Cemetery at Keen Mountain. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends at the Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain is serving the Horn Family.
David Todd Kimball
MARION - David Todd Kimball, age 40, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at his residence in Marion. He was born in Pennsylvania to Reginald Kimball and Ruth Nase, and moved to Marion in 1994. A graduate of Bluefield College, with a bachelors in human resource management and organizational development, he was the proprietor of "Missy's Sun Salon" in Marion and the assistant manager of Sherwin Williams. He was a member of the Marion Masonic Lodge 31 AF&AM and was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include: wife, Missy Kimball; father and stepmother, Reginald and Janine Kimball, Maine; mother, Ruth Nase, Maine; brothers, Dr. Shane Kimball, Arkansas and Reggie Kimball, Georgia; sister, Dawn Davenport, Maine; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bob and Mary Perry, Vero Beach, Fla.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Beth and Parris Bacon and Mike and Becky Reed; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 8 p.m. from the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion with the Reverend James Bangle officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the Smyth County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 711, Marion, VA 24354. Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the Kimball family.
Lee W. Lyons
RICHLANDS - Mr. Lee W. Lyons, age 79, passed away Tuesday afternoon in a Bristol Tennessee hospital following an illness of several months.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands.
Mae Cline McCoy
May Cline McCoy, 94 years of age, of Bristol Virginia, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2002, following a brief illness. Born in McDowell County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late J.C. and Lucy Perry Cline. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and homemaker. Her family didn't end with her birth children but extended to their spouses and friends.
Mrs. McCoy lived the majority of her life in Buchanan County. She was a member of Buchanan First Presbyterian Church in Grundy where she was very active in the ladies circle. Earlier in her Christian life, she was an active member of Clark Memorial Presbyterian Church and Hurley Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. McCoy was a strong motivator in her children's academic and professional pursuits. She was active in PTA and other school activities spanning many, many years. She taught her family that they could accomplish anything they wanted and she encouraged them to set high standards for themselves and to find careers where they would be happy.
Mrs. McCoy was born June 20, 1908. One of nine children, she grew up working on the family farm. She also learned to quilt and became an avid quilter. At the age of 94, she was still quilting and completed 12 quilts every year which she gave to her family. She was a master at playing Scrabble with anyone who would play with her. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Scott McCoy on June 10, 1974.
She is survived by six daughters, Jeanne Cooper of Bristol Virginia, Mrs. James (Beverly) Looney of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Don (Judy) Little of Ashland, Va., Mrs. Jay (Penny) McCallum of Abingdon, Sharon Collins of Cedar Bluff and Mrs. Dean (Robin) Arrington of Grundy; two sons, Archie and wife Jobill McCoy of Bluefield, Va., and Scotty McCoy of Abingdon; and two sisters, Pauline Perdue of Iaeger, W.Va., and Hilda Dangerfield of Iaeger; She is also survived by 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis McCoy Coleman; one son, Larry McCoy; one grandson, Larry Scott McCoy; three sisters, Nora Cline, Opal Preece and Maude Blevins; and three brothers, Lawrence Edward, Howard and Frank Cline.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the Buchanan First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Brian Brock, Dr. David Speering and William G. Parish III officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park at Big Rock, Va.
Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel after 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. McCoy will be moved to the Buchanan First Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday to await the funeral hour at 1 p.m.
Active pallbearers, Francis C. "Smitty" Smith, Paul Hayes, Leroy Jones, Ron Cole, Craig Plymal, Charles Skeens, Eddie Skeens and Jerry Skeens.
Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Clint Sutherland, T.C. Mullins Jr., Earnest Browning and members of Buchanan First Presbyterian Church and Clark Memorial Presbyterian Church.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to Buchanan First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1339, Grundy, VA 24614, the American Cancer Society, c/o Peggy Yates, President, Route 2, Box 521, Vansant, VA 24656 or the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311 in Mrs. McCoy's memory.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of all arrangements.
Theron Mullins, age 59, 106 Oak Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House.
Arrangements will be announced by Weaver Funeral Home.
Sharilee Ann Myers
Sharilee Ann Myers, age 33, 450 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, July 8, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Hackensack, N.J., she is the daughter of Carl L. and Idalee C. Woeckener Bausewein, Huntingtown, Md. She was of the Catholic faith and a housewife. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl L. Bausewein Jr., 1979.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Michael S. Myers of the home; a daughter, Janie Lee Myers of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Bambilee F. and Chris Carnes, Lusby, Md., father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Betty Myers, Jonesborough, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.
The memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Brent A. Shelton officiating. Inurnment will follow the service in the Highland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address email@example.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423/542-2232.
Sandy Greenwell Nelms
Sandy Greenwell Nelms died Friday, July 5, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Edmond, Wash., and had lived most of her life in Bristol and Johnson City. He was the daughter of the late James A. Greenwell and Celia Young Greenwell, and was a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School.
She is survived by her brother, Michael Greenwell of Mountain City; a nephew, Josh Greenwell of Bristol Tennessee; three aunts, Phyllis Greenwell Woodson, Janet Greenwell Nunley and Arvella Greenwell; and a special friend, Debbie Lynch.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Thursday morning at the graveside in Dry Hill Cemetery in Butler, Tenn. Arrangements especially for Sandy have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Roy R. Raub
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. - Renowned orthopedic surgeon Roy R. Raub, M.D., age 79, died Friday, June 28, 2002, in Bulawayo Zimbabwe Africa.
Born Jan. 30, 1923, in Cushing, Okla. He was a son of the late Earl Wilson Raub and Adelle Beeson Raub. He grew up in Austin and Houston, Texas, and was a graduate of Rice University and the University of Oklahoma Medical School. His internship was served at Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston and his orthopedic residence at Buffalo General Hospital and Children's Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y. He served as a military doctor at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va.
A resident of Bluefield since 1952 and board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Raub has been associated with the Bluefield Sanitarium, Bluefield Community Hospital, Bluefield Regional Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital and Princeton Community Hospital and in private practice at the Medical Arts Clinic in Princeton until his retirement in 1992.
Dr. Raub was a member and past president of the Mercer County Medical Society.
He was appointed chief of surgery of Princeton Community Hospital in 1976 and served in many capacities at Bluefield Regional Medical Center including Operating Room Committee, Nominating Committee, Joint Conference Committee, Executive Committee, chairman of Credentials Committee and vice-chief of staff 1982 and 1983.
Since his retirement in 1992, he had become an avid botanist and conservationist. He and Mary lived in Zimbabwe where they owned a game farm and photographic safari camp.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robin "Butch" Raub; and a sister, Bonnie Raub Adams.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Jessee Raub; a son, Thomas Wilson Raub and his wife Joi Beth Linkous Raub of Roanoke; a brother, Robert Raub of Buchanan Dam, Texas; a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Marie Raub of Roanoke; a maternal aunt, Mrs. Dorothy Newcomer of Lake Charles, La.; two nephews; and one niece.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church with The Rev. Howard Finkel officiating. Burial will follow in the Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Green Valley. Serving the family as pallbearers are: Brad Jones, Chris Hobson, Tim Deskins, Jay Johnson, Patrick Paine, Scott Gatherum, Jason Linkous and James Hunter Holliday. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. A.J. Paine, Joseph Sanders, Jr., Dr. Danny Pruett, Jason "Jabo" Williams, Lyle Gage Jr., Dr. Charlie Thedieck, Thomas Linkous, Dr. A. Piracha, Dr. Gene Duremedes Sr., Eugene Palowski, Al Modena, Dr. Jay Rodgin, Michael Gibson, Ron Cambell, LeRoy Mabe, Coy Bivens, Dr. Edward Litz, Dr. Darrell Belcher, Dr. Phil Branson and members of the McDowell, Greenbrier, Tazewell, Bland and Buchanan County Medical Societies.
The family will receive friends and former patients Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield from 6-8 p.m.
It is requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Dr. Raub be sent to Bible in the Schools, P.O. Box 543, Bluefield, WV 24702 or The Bluefield Union Mission, 2203 Bluefield Ave., Bluefield, WV 24701.
Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is in charge of arrangements. E-mail of cards or condolences to the family may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anna Belle Sharrett
BLUFF CITY - Funeral services for Anna Belle Leonard Henley Sharrett will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Walter Statzer and Rev. Johnny Mink officiating. Burial will follow in the Campground Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Widener, Mike Booher, Chris Weaver, Ronald Derrick, Stefan Holts, Rick Sheets, Greg Leonard and Jerry Miles. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Tester, Charles Ramsey, Larry Fleenor and Johnny Alexander.
Mrs. Sharrett, age 66, died Monday in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jennis Annon Stiltner
BIG ROCK, Va. - Jennis Annon Stiltner, 91 years of age, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Sampson and Louisa Jane Fields Stiltner. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and a member of Big Rock Church of Christ. He was a retired coal miner and the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Mr. Stiltner was preceded in death by his first wife, Carrie Fields Stiltner.
He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Hazel Mullins Stiltner, Big Rock; one stepdaughter, Sue and husband, Charles Justice, Big Rock; one son, Steve Mullins, Pounding Mill, Va.; two stepsons, Robert Mullins, Columbus, Ohio, and Monroe Mullins, Big Rock; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; six step-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mabeline Clevinger; four sisters, Frances Potter, Pinkie Endicott, Jennie Huff and Chloie Skeens; and two brothers, Ellis and David Stiltner.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 12, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Big Rock Church of Christ, Big Rock, Va., with Evangelists Sam Casebolt, Michael Trent and Bob Smith officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock.
Friends may call at Big Rock Church of Christ Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. with services Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.
Active pallbearers will be: Travis Mullins, Chad Mullins, Bryan Justice, Ricky Mullins, James Craft, Paul Mullins, Kermit Stiltner, Burl Ratliff, Charlie Cochran and Jeff Daniels.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Tim Carmean, Gene Potter, Charles Justice, Greg Mullins, Clifford Hurley and men of Big Rock Church of Christ.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of all arrangements.
Brenda L. Ball
COUNCIL, Va. - Mrs. Brenda Louella Ball, 43, of the Big A Mountain section, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2002, in a Lebanon hospital. Born in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Keen and Grace Bostic Keen. She had spent most of her life in the Buchanan County area and was a member of the Faith In Christ Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, James W. Ball of the home; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Alice Ball of Orlando, Fla., Clyde and Burma Ball and Earl and Annie Ball, all of Council, Jack and Lorene Ball of Bee, Va., and Don and Joan Keen of Oakwood, Va.; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Goebel Stevens of Davenport, Va., Phyllis and Lee Proffitt of Tazewell, Va., Barbara and Harlan Lee (Bimbo) Davidson of Council, Joyce and Roy Sullivan of Castlewood and Mary Ann and Bob Meredith of Blacksburg, Va.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a host of friends and neighbors also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel in Honaker with the Rev. Roy Lee Wilson and Rev. Jeff Tiller officiating. Interment will follow in the Ball Family Cemetery at Council.
Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Monday evening where a service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Stella Bennett Campbell
Graveside services for Stella Bennett Campbell will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2002, in the Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. W.C. Amos and Rev. O.P. Stokes officiating.
Mrs. Campbell, 87, of 209 Seward Ave., Bristol, Va., passed away July 26, 2002, at the residence of her daughter.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Campbell.
Lucille Jackson Clark
Funeral services for Lucille Jackson Clark will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Howard, Rev. Greg Dingus and Rev. Larry C. Morelock officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harmon Watson, Johnny Tester, Marvin Jackson, Kenny Wilson, Kevin Leonard and Larry Cunningham. Honorary pallbearers: Jess Crosswhite, Glen Long, Dr. James H. Schrenker and Dr. Michael Fletcher.
Mrs. Clark, 96, went to be with her Lord on July 26, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.