Lula L. Wysor
RICHLANDS - Mrs. Lula Lester Wysor, 80, of 321 Fairfax Ave., passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, in a Bristol Tennessee hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Belfast, Va., and was the daughter of the late Arland and Etta Blankenship Lester, both Russell County natives.
She had made her home in the Richlands area all of her life and attended the Bradshaw Methodist Church at Belfast. She was also a graduate of Lebanon High School.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Virgie Sheets and Vicie Mutter; and one brother, Edgar Lester.
Survivors are her husband, Mr. Billy R. Wysor; one son, Mr. Billy Wysor and wife, Merle of Kernersville, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Spears of Richlands and Mrs. Glenna Rhea of Belfast; and one brother, Mr. Clyde Lester of Axton, Va.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Rhea, Randy Rhea, Larry Breedlove, Steve Breedlove, Leon Sword, Joe Lester, Ken Wysor and George Wysor. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. E.E. Moore and Dr. In Y. Park.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.
Lula L. Wysor
RICHLANDS - Funeral services for Ms. Lula Lester Wysor will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Rhea, Randy Rhea, Larry Breedlove, Steve Breedlove, Leon Sword, Joe Lester, Ken Wysor and George Wysor. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. E.E. Moore and Dr. In Y. Park.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.
Mrs. Wysor, 80, of 321 Fairfax Ave., passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, in a Bristol Tennessee hospital following a lengthy illness.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
Drucilla E. Arnold
SALTVILLE - Mrs. Drucilla Everhart Arnold, 80, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at her home. She was a loving mother who will be missed by those left behind. She was a member of the Christian church. Drucilla was preceded in death by her husband, Popeye; and oldest son, Joe. She joins her parents, Luther and Sarah Oakley Everhart; three brothers, James, Clifford and Clarence; and two sisters, Edna and Juanita as she enters Heaven.
Drucilla was a loving mother to five surviving children and their spouses, Mike and Wilma Arnold, Church Hill, Tenn., Linda and Roger Hogston, Boiling Springs, N.C., Pat and Patsy Arnold, Saltville, Stanley and Janie Arnold, Saltville and Eddie and Janet Arnold, Glade Spring; and a daughter-in-law, Estelle Arnold of Bristol Tennessee. She is also survived by two brothers, Henry Everhart, Saltville and Robert Everhart, Saltville; and one sister, Oakie Keene, Whitewood, Va. She was blessed with 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration service will be held 2 p.m. in the Mount Rose Mausoleum on Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, with the Rev. Dale Strange officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Joe Arnold, Stephen Arnold, Jeff Hogston, Mike Hogston, Chris Hogston, Gerald Arnold, Bubba Arnold and Jed Arnold. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Virginia, 600 West Ridge Road, Wytheville, VA 24382. The Arnold family would like to express their gratitude to Christine Puckett and Peggy Debord for their loving care and friendship given to Miss Drucilla during her illness. A special thank you to the nurses and support personnel of Hospice of S.W. Virginia. The D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is serving the Arnold family.
CASTLEWOOD - James Barger died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon.
Estes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Claude H. Boyd
GRUNDY - Claude H. Boyd, 84 years of age, of the Slate Creek area, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Buchanan General Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Starlin and Maude Lester Boyd. He was a life-long resident of the Grundy area and was a life-long member of Grundy Baptist Church. He was a member of IOOF Lodge No. 17 of Grundy, Moose Lodge and a former member of the Grundy Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Boyd was one of the original pioneers of the Heat Pump Designs and a member of the Refrigeration Society. He served on the Board of Directors of Buchanan County Library and was a former advisor for Buchanan County Vocational School. He was past president of Buchanan County Horseman Society, receiving various state titles and national recognition and was a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Federation. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and life member of the Harley Davidson Owners Group. He was former owner and operator of Boyd Refrigeration and owner of Boyd Mobile Home Park.
Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by his first wife, Vergie Lee Matney Boyd, Nov. 20, 1995.
He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Doris Lester Clark Boyd, Grundy; two sisters, Pauline and husband, James Ball, Kingsport and Dorothy Hess, Grundy; three brothers, Thurman and wife Stella Boyd, Grundy, Virgil and wife Blanche Boyd, Pocahontas, Va., and Edd and wife Jean Boyd, Vansant; and his faithful dog, "Butch".
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Claudia Lee Boyd; one sister, Edna Boyd; and two brothers, Curtis and Louey Boyd.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Grundy Baptist Church, Grundy, with Rev. Howell Scott officiating with entombment to follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Claypool Hill, Va.
Friends may call at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. The body of Mr. Boyd will be moved to Grundy Baptist Church Monday morning at 11 a.m. to await the funeral hour at 1 p.m.
Active pallbearers will be Gary Boyd, Larry Boyd, Arlie Boyd, Mack Keen, Junior Boyd, Allen Boyd, Clinton Boyd, David Matney, Doug Matney and Randall Matney.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of all arrangements.
Mattie B. Buckles
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - The funeral service for Mattie B. Buckles will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday at the graveside in Shipley Cemetery with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at email@example.com.
Mrs. Buckles died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Buckles have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Clarence H. Cartwright
BLOUNTVILLE - Clarence Houts Cartwright, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Cartwright was a native and life long resident of the Sullivan County area. He was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman with 38 years of service. Mr. Cartwright was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Selma Elizabeth Cartwright; his parents, Charles and Katherine Cartwright; and one son, Clarence Cartwright Jr. He was a member of the Blountville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy C. Watson of Blountville; daughter and son-in-law, Judy C. and David Watson, Blountville; three granddaughters and their husbands, Deborah and Alan Alvis, Jennifer and Anthony Branch and Melissa and Robert Miller, all of Blountville; four great-grandchildren, Zachary Miller, Haley Branch, Tyler Branch and Matthew Alvis; and one sister, Thelma Winfield of Kingsport.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, in the Gunnings Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class of the Blountville United Methodist Church, J.C. Akard, Lawrence Garland, Dr. Edwin Quinn, John I. Cox, Edley Hicks, Jim Dishner and Bill Akard. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Blountville United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3390 Highway 126, Blountville, TN 37617.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Cartwright.
Donald H. Cloyd
Memorial services for Donald Hugh Cloyd will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Mountain View Mausoleum with Rev. David Stancil officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975.
Mr. Cloyd, 68, of 100 Ash St., Apartment 5H, Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Dec. 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clark S. Colley
ABINGDON - Clark S. Colley, 88, a resident of 224 Pecan St., died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County. Mr. Colley retired from the Washington Motor Co. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret L. Colley.
Survivors include five daughters, Martha Buskill of Saltville, Opal Nelson of Abingdon, Lisa Cook of Abingdon, Mary Parris of Bristol Virginia, and Patsy Bauder of Hampton, Va.; six sons, Bill Colley of Glade Spring, George Colley of Abingdon, Wayne Colley of Jacksonville, Fla., Ralph Colley of Abingdon, Barry Jennings of Meadowview and Hugh Holmes of Abingdon; one sister, Temperance Colley Culley of Abingdon; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Campbell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry A. Eggers officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Lee Colley, Bill Colley, Clark Colley, Sean Colley, Wayne Colley Jr., Tommy Buskill, Eddie Buskill and Jason White. Honorary pallbearers: Jack Yates and Don Yates. Family and friends may call at any time at the home of Opal Nelson, 340 Park St., Abingdon, Va. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.campbell-funeralhome.com.
Campbell Funeral Home, Abingdon, is in charge of arrangements.
Bernice S. Cornett
DAMASCUS - Bernice S. Cornett, 76, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie.
She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Va.,. and a daughter of the late Hayes and Lester Smith. She was a member of the Laurel Community United Methodist Church and was the widow of Herbert Cornett. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Velva Smith; and a brother, Jim Smith.
She is survived by one daughter, Nancy C. Ratcliff and her husband, Don of Damascus; one son, Jerry W. Cornett and his wife, Marie of Damascus; one sister, Patricia Rosky and her husband, Clarence of Ravenna, Ohio; four brothers, Conley Smith Jr. of Waynesville, N.C., Lawrence Shoemaker and his wife, Betty of Kingsport, Frank Shoemaker and his wife, Margaret of Fayetteville, N.C., and John Shoemaker and his wife, Jackie of Boone, N.C.; three grandchildren, David Ratcliff Sr., Greg Cornett and his wife, Kim and Amy Cornett; four great-grandchildren, D. Brad Ratcliff Jr., Curtis Hutton, Alex Cornett and Sarah Grace Cornett; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, in the Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R.J. Cullop and Rev. Leonard Smith officiating. The committal service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus. Pallbearers will be Larry Brown, Bill Thomas, Terry Reid, Tom Holliday, Ronnie Cullop and Randy Cornett. The family, ministers, pallbearers and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1:40 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Sunday prior to the funeral service at Garrett Funeral Home or at any time at the residence of her son, Jerry W. Cornett.
Special memories and 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. Cornett.
Clara B. Daggs
Mrs. Clara B. Daggs of Bristol Tennessee died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at The Cambridge House.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Daggs have been made through Robinson Mortuary. Arrangements are incomplete.
Roberta T. Eastridge
MEADOWVIEW - Roberta Terry Eastridge passed away at her residence on Saturday morning, Dec. 14, 2002, after an extended illness. She was a caring wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Heaven just received another angel.
She was a life-long resident of Washington County, Va. She was the daughter of the late King Terry and Mattie Terry Curd Poston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy James Eastridge; a brother, Charlie Terry; and a sister, Doris Smith.
She is survived by five daughters, Dorothy Davenport of Abingdon, Mrs. Daniel (Peggy) Bishop of Richmond, Mrs. Michael (Mary Rachel) Collum of Houlton, Maine, Mrs. Ernest (Laura) Davenport of Abingdon and Mrs. Shawn (Jeanie) Morgan of Glade Spring; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Linda Eastridge and James Elmer and Debbie Eastridge, all of Charlotte, N.C.; and five brothers, Stuart Terry of Bristol Virginia, John Terry of Meadowview, Epperson Terry of Rural Retreat, J.D. Terry of Castlerock, Wash., and Morris Curd of Meadowview. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Joey Davenport, Timmy Eastridge, David Casey, Josh Morgan, Gary Thomas and David Pollard. Honorary pallbearers: Michael Davenport, Adam Eastridge, Allen Eastridge, Lee Eastridge, Justin Morgan, Walter Pollard and Kevin Campbell.
A very special thanks goes to Hospice of Southwest Virginia, most especially to Tom Peery, Louise Slone, Sandy Rife, Stephanie Hall and Deborah Watkins.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Eastridge family.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Imogene Facey, 67, died Dec. 12, 2002, at Desert Lake Care Center in Las Vegas. Born in Bristol Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Minnick Carver.
Surviving are her husband, Chuck Facey; sister, Betty Crusenberry of Bristol Virginia; brothers, Bob Carver of Meadowview, L.D. Carver of South Bend, Ind., Jack Carver of Mooreville, Ind., Sam Carver of Granger, Ind., and James Carver of Phoenix, Ariz.
Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home.
CLINTWOOD - Funeral services for Woodrow Farmer will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Pound River Church of the Brethren with Rev. Darrell Milgrim officiating. Burial will follow in the Rakes Cemetery, Route 3, Clintwood. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The body will be taken to the church at noon Sunday
Mr. Farmer, 83, died at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002.
Clintwood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
ABINGDON - The funeral service for Paige Fletcher will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, in the Abingdon United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Rowland, Rev. Betty Reiff and Rev. Mike Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Casketbearers will be Kelly Farris, David Farris II, Jason C. Harris IV, Kevin Fletcher, Bob Luke and Jimmy Gentry. Honorary casketbearers will be Hubert Fletcher, Michael Fletcher, Tim Morgan, Tim Cox, Patty Canonico, Erica Dye, Virginia Fullen and Sheila Hill. Flowers are welcome and memorial gifts may be made to Faith in Action, P.O. Box 2419, Abingdon, VA 24212.
Those wishing to send messages of sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
Miss Fletcher, 39, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Paige Fletcher.
Hiram P. Frye
WYTHEVILLE - Hiram Peyton Frye, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, in the Wythe County Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Hiram D. and Mollie Houseman Frye. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Evergreen United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Grubb Frye.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Foye and Peggy Frye of Marion; sister, Clara Catron of Wytheville; grandson, Billy Frye of Herndon; special nephew, Chalmer Frye of Wytheville; and several nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law also survive.
Funeral service will be Monday 1 p.m. in the Evergreen United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Bob Carbary and Shermon Dixon with the interment in the Evergreen Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church one hour before service time. The family will receive friends at the Grubb Funeral Home Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Evergreen Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 144, Wytheville, VA 24382. The American Legion Post 9 will conduct military graveside rites. The family will receive friends after the service at the Evergreen Church Community Center. The Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
BLUFF CITY --Funeral services for Gus Gentry will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Mike Sproles and Rev. Melvin Ferrell. Military honors will be conducted by D.A.V. Chapter 40. E-mail condolences may be made to the family at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Mr. Gentry, 85, 212 White Top Road, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James W. Gibson
CASTLEWOOD - Committal services for James Walton Gibson will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, in Ketron Memorial Gardens, Lebanon. The family will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Pallbearers will be Mike Johnson, Ronnie Gilbert II, David Johnson, Jackie Gibson, Max Hawkins and W.J. Dorton. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Wampler, Bob Browning, Ronnie Milton, Finus Dishman, Ted Campbell, Winston Kiser, Matthew Couch and Thomas Boyd.
Condolences may be sent to the Gibson family via e-mail to email@example.com.
Mr. Gibson, 58, died on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at his home in Lexington, Ky., after a long battle with cancer.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.