Lockie C. Russell
MARION - Lockie C. Russell, 88, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, in the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion.
Mrs. Russell was born in Smyth County to the late Jake and Delia Mae Callahan and was a member of the Russell's Chapel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Webster Russell; and a son, Leslie Russell.
Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Alice and Tom Coley, Marion, and Sadie and Ron Burchett, Marion; nine sons and daughters-in-law, Sam Russell, Marion, Ray Russell, Marion, Joe and Martha Russell, Marion, Buster and Sherri Russell, Marion,Robert and Barbara Russell, Marion, Roy and Carolyn Russell, Marion, John and Janet Russell, Marion, Paul and Ann Russell, Roanoke, and Fred and Nancy Russell, Salem; one sister, Annie Overbay, Troutville; two brothers, Arnie "Zeke" Callahan, Roanoke, and John Callahan, Richmond; one special grandson, Isaac "Jr." Smith; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion with Rev. David Neitch and Rev. Herman Cress officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home or any time at the residence of Sadie Burchett. Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the Russell Family.
CEDAR BLUFF - Mr. Graham Sanders, 68, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, in a Lebanon hospital. Born Jan. 20, 1934, in Buchanan County, Va., he was a son of the late George and Ora Belle Lewis Sanders. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a disabled coal miner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Junior Sanders; and one sister, Gladys Meadows.
Survivors include five daughters, Sandy Henderson of Rocky Gap, Va., Melissa Nicole Sanders of Honaker, Deborah Matney of Richmond, Jenny Sykes of Clinchco, Va., and Tammy Steele of Richlands; six sons, Eddie Darrell Hess Sanders of Rowe, Va., Bradley Sanders of Honaker, Joe Sanders of Rowe, Jerry Sanders of Christiansburg, Va., and Terry Sanders and Donnie Sanders, both of Richlands; four sisters, Nancy Hodge of Vansant, Va., Geraldine Tiller of Davenport, Va., Agnes Boyd of Rowe and Judy Street of Richlands; four brothers, Fred Sanders, Carl Sanders and Mack Sanders, all of Rowe, and Jimmy Sanders of Manassas, Va.; special companion, Barbara Harris of Honaker; and 14 grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Ancil Childress officiating. Interment will follow in the Whitt Cemetery at Drill, Va.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Saturday.
James Franklin Sinnett
James Franklin "Jim" Sinnett, 79, of Bristol Tennessee passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was the son of Collie "Skip" and Vada Lynch Sinnett of Charleston, W.Va., and had been in the Bristol area for around 40 years. He was retired from Sears and was a member of Addilyn Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a former scoutmaster for Troop 11 during the mid-1960s. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II and a U.S. Navy veteran serving on the USS Wisconsin during the Korean War.
Survivors include: wife, Barbara "Bedell" Sinnett; son, James Edward Sinnett and wife Debby Perkins Sinnett of Bristol Tennessee; daughter, Nancy Sinnett Vernon of Bluff City; sisters, Betty Jane Basham of Charleston,W.Va., and Freida Haller of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Stacey E. Sinnett of Newton, N.C., Matt Sinnett of Bristol Tennessee, and Lesley and Hunter Vernon of Bluff City; and faithful dog, Sally.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Brown officiating. Committal service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn. Military honors will be presented by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family would like to say a special thanks to Rebecca King. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimers Foundation. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 3:45 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
WeaverFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ABINGDON - The committal service and interment for Frank Slagle will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Quesenberry, Frankie Quesenberry, Vic Kegley, Myrl Dunham and Bud Parks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 458, Damascus,VA 24236. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Slagle, 93, of the Alvarado community passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Mr. Slagle.
KINGSPORT - J.D. Stanley, 88, of 1312 Pineola Ave. passed away Thursday Dec. 5, 2002, at Cambridge House in Bristol.
Mr. Stanley retired from Holliston Mills and served in the United States Army. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Kingsport.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenore Clemmer Stanley, and a brother, Hugh Stanley.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, David and Joni Stanley of Bristol; grandchildren Bryan David Stanley and April Elizabeth Stanley; sisters, Beatrice Cox and her husband, Chapman, of Galax, Va., and Agnes S. Goodman of Charlottesville; brother, Glenn O. Stanley of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown chapel, with Pastor Gary Soop officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service.
Burial will follow in Mosheim Central Cemetery.
Belle T. Watts
A memorial service for Belle T. Watts will be conducted in the chapel of Central Presbyterian Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Dr. David Wadsworth officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. A private interment will be conducted at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Second Harvest Bristol Food Bank, 127 Dillon Court, Gray, TN 37615; Meals on Wheels, c/o United Way, P.O. Box 1852, Bristol, VA 24203; or Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709.
Mrs. Watts, 87, passed away at Bristol Regional Medical Center Monday, Dec. 2, 2002.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Watts have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
David R. Wright
CASTLEWOOD - David Rivers "Doc" Wright, 57, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon.
He was born in Dickenson County, Va., son of the late Henry and Della Wright. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Andrew Wright; and one sister, Lillie Belle Trent.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Peggy Wright; two daughters, Sherry Deel and husband Ronnie of Bristol Virginia and Michelle Wilbur of Castlewood; three sons, David Ray Wright and wife Christine of Castlewood, William Wright and wife Tammy of St. Paul and Michael Wright of Abingdon; one sister, Linda Skeens and husband Frank of Castlewood; two brothers, Jerry Wright and wife JoAnn of Castlewood and Sammy Wright and wife Roxanne of Chandler, Ind.; six grandchildren, Andrew Deel, Abagail Deel, Sarah Wright, Hannah Woods, Savannah Colby and Alan Wilbur; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with Rev. Glen Hale and Rev. Steve Dingus officiating. Interment will follow in Wright Cemetery, Dickenson County,Va. Pallbearers will be Frank Skeens, Junior Skeens, Gary Trent, Ronnie Trent, Ronnie Deel, Delmar Phillips, Chris Hale and Jerry Wayne Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Penland and George Williams.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. Condolences may be sent to the Wright family via e-mail to the funeral home. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Jessie Allison
TAZEWELL, Va. - Ruth Jessie Allison, 89, of the Thompson Valley area, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Heritage Hall Health Care in Tazewell. Born March 4, 1913, at Hansonville, Va., she was a daughter of the late Andrew Frazier Harrison and Nancy Ann Dye Harrison. She was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Allison; five sisters, Anna Scott, Jennie Cumbow, Ollie Harrison, Louellen Kimberlin and Minnie Litton; four brothers, Gilbert Harrison, Amos Harrison, Oakley Harrison and Hatler Harrison. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors include six sons, Nathan Allison, Perry Allison, Gerald Allison and Gary Allison, all of Tazewell, Joseph Allison of Richmond and Ralph Allison of Springville,Va.; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Robert E. Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002.
BLUFF CITY - Roosevelt "Rose" Combs, 57, of 1256 Pleasant Grove Road, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 3, 2002, at the Wellmont Hospice House.
Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home are incomplete.
Cleo Minnie Dishner
Cleo Minnie Dishner, 99, of 6074 Dishner Valley Road, Bristol, Virginia., died Monday, June 3, 2002, at the home of her son.
She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a daughter of the late James and Susan Roberts. Mrs. Dishner was the widow of David Jessie Dishner.
She was a member of Three Springs United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son: Hubert A. Dishner and wife, Iva, of Bristol, Virgina.: one granddaughter, Patricia K. Brooks and husband, Bruce, of Bristol, Virginia.; three great-grandchildren, Sarah E.. Samples and husband, David, Christopher A. Brooks and Rebecca K. Brooks, all of Bristol, Virginia.; and a special friend and care giver, Carolyn Grubb.
The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Mausoleum Chapel at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Clarence Dishman officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Akard Funeral Home. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Dishner.
Myrtle W. Everhart
The committal service will be at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning in Heritage Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery. Entombment will follow. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Mullins, Jim Daniel Jr., Kenny Ellis, Dale Everhart, Ronnie Everhart, Gary Hunt, Bill Horn and Don Cooper. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Building Fund of Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church. Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail to email@example.com
Mrs. Everhart, 78, of Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Everhart are being made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Helen Elizabeth Hall
BRAMWELL, W.Va. - Helen Elizabeth Hall, 74, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield, W.Va..
She was born in Russell County, Va. the daughter of the late Hobert and Hazel Hale Phillips. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Buford Hall.
She is survived by four sons, Donald Hall and David Hall, both of Bramwell, Scott Hall of Tazewell and Mike Hall of Bluefield, Va.; one sister, Thelma Crown of Bluefield, W.Va.; two brothers, Ira Buddy Phillips of Rockford, Ill., and Clifford Phillips of Hinton, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with the Rev. Grady McGlothlin officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 4, 2002, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. Condolences may be sent to the Hall family via e-mail to the funeral home. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ABINGDON - Gloria Loretta Hamby, 60, of the Bethel Community, died Saturday, June 1, 2002. She was a native of McDowell County, W.Va., and was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Hicks. Mrs. Hamby was employed by the Bristol Virginia School Board as a school teacher at Bristol Virginia Middle School and had taught for 35 years.
She is survived by her husband, Ben Hamby; three sons, Ben (Chip) Hamby Jr. of Grundy, Jason Hamby of Hartford, Conn., and Justin Hamby of Baltimore; two daughters, April Hamby of Okinawa, Japan, and Kristie Hamby-Lewis and husband Charles of Marietta, Ga.; her mother and stepfather, Maggie Lindsay and William Lindsay of Statesville, N.C.; a brother, Jerry Hicks and wife Sue of Christiansburg, Va.; a grandson, Josh Hamby-Bohannon of Marietta and her mother-in-law, Nellie Hamby of Rich Creek, Va.
The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Lasley officiating. Entombment will follow in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Casketbearers will be Jason Matlock, Travis Gray, Terry Reed, Chester Begley, Steve Malandro and George Strong.. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Gloria Loretta Hamby.
Gladys H. Hampton
ROANOKE - Mrs. Gladys Lucille Holloway Hampton, 78, formerly of Richlands, passed away Monday, June 3, 2002, in a Roanoke hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in Princeton,W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mollie Sawyers Holloway. She was a former employee of General Instrument of Tazewell, Va.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Titus Hampton; and two brothers, Albert "Bud" Holloway and Henry "Clint" Holloway.
She is survived by: one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Anita) Bandy of Roanoke; two sons, Glenn Hampton and wife Susie and Roger Hampton and wife Teresa, all of Pounding Mill, Va.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill, Va., with Rev. Stafford Compton officiating.
The family will receive friends at SingletonFuneral Service inCeder Bluff Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is serving the Hampton Family.
CLEVELAND, Va. - Reginald Head, 76, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2002.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Owens & Farmer Funeral Service, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.
DICKENSON COUNTY - Funeral services for Ray "Lee" Hill will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Clintwood Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Sid Mullins and Marvin Setzer officiating. Burial will follow in the Ratliff Cemetery, Route 2, Coeburn. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces, Elder Virgil Howard, Ella Nora Carmony, Bennie Stanley, Bobby Jean Stanley, Kenneth Stanley, Kyle Carty and Larry Kelley.
Mr. Hill, 74, departed this life Saturday, June 1, 2002, at his home on Route 2.
Clintwood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
GREENWICH, Conn. - Barbara "Sandy" Watkins Kaufman died June 2, 2002, at home. She was born in Lebanon, Va., a daughter of Virginia Watkins and the late John Watkins.
She attended Russell County public schools and Longwood College. She received a B.S. in pharmacy from the Medical College of Virginia and in December, 2001, a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas. She was a clinical pharmacist at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weil Cornell Medical Center inWhite Plains, N.Y.
Surviving are her husband, James Kaufman; mother, Virginia Watkins of Lebanon; sister, Linda West of Austin, Texas; and one niece.
A memorial serivce will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in Purchase, N.Y.
A memorial service will be scheduled shortly in Lebanon.
Information courtesy of Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon.
Roy G. (Mac) McGrady
Roy G. (Mac) McGrady, 69, passed away June 2, 2002, following his battle with cancer.
He was born in Bluefield, Va., July 5, 1932, and was the son of the late Walter and Ethel McGrady.
He was an outstanding all sports athlete at Graham High School, a Korean War veteran with the U.S. Marine Corps and was a retired Postal employee. Mac was a high school referee for 33 years, serving the Appalachian Officials Association. He received the Regional Merit Award for Region IV and the Virginia High School League Distinguished Service Award and worked as an A.O.A. supervisor. He was a member of the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Grinstead McGrady; and his sister, Norma Jean Herndon.
Survivors include: daughters, Lisa McGrady Lewis and husband, Sam, Richlands and Stephanie McGrady Roach and husband, Billy, Bluefield, Va.; two granddaughters, Jillian Lewis and Mykenzie Roach; and dear friend, Vivian Bryant.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, Va., with the Rev. Larry Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in the Grandview Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Frankie Snell, Don Copley, Rusty Gaither, Wesley Yost, Kevin Meadows, Todd Baker, Bob Walk and Marvin Brooks. Honorary pallbearers will be A.O.A. Officials and high school coaches and assistants.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church or to the Graham High School Educational Foundation.