Louise F. Crigger
MARION - Louise Fortner Crigger, 71, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Thomas Crigger Sr. of Marion; four sons, Wayne Crigger of Atkins, Va., Donnie Crigger of Rural Retreat, Va., Roger Crigger and wife Trula of Abingdon and Tommy Crigger and wife Patty of Marion; two daughters, Brenda Lynch and husband Steve of Abingdon and Rita Stinson of Mebane, N.C; one sister, Jean Jones of Charleston, S.C.; one sister-in-law, Shirley Jackson of Marion; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Wassum Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Price and Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. At the request of Mrs. Crigger there will be no public viewing. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Crigger Family.
JoAnn Whitson Cuddy
A memorial mass for JoAnn Whitson Cuddy will be celebrated at noon Saturday at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. John J. Cuddy, the celebrant, and Rev. Timothy E. Keeney, the concelebrant. Inurnment will follow in St. Anne's Church Cemetery Wall of Remembrance. The JoAnn Whitson Cuddy Scholarship Fund has been established for St. Anne's School. In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the Fund, c/o St Anne's School, 300 Euclid Ave., Bristol VA 24201. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family at email@example.com
Mrs. Cuddy of Bristol was called to her eternal reward by the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Cuddy have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
NEW LONDON, N.C. - Charlie Dixon, 93, of 35637 Hubert Road, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at 6:10 p.m. in Stanly Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 28, 1909, in Abingdon, he was the son of the late Nora Counts Dixon and Floyd Dixon and was a tool maker for Westinghouse.
He was a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, Bristol, Tenn.
Survivors: wife, Mrs. Lillian Frances Edwards Dixon of New London; son, Mr. Arvin Dixon of Raleigh, N.C.; five daughters, Mrs. Lilliam Burson of Salem, Va., Mrs. Helen Roark of Abingdon, Mrs. Sandy Glover of Bailey, N.C., Mrs. Joyce Stiefel of Maryland, and Mrs. Amy Cranfield of New London; four brothers, Mr. Roger Dixon of Smyrna, Ga., Mr. Darius Dixon of Marietta, Ga., Mr. James Dixon of Abingdon and Mr. Bill Dixon of Baltimore; five sisters, Mrs. Irene Cowan of Mendota, Mrs. Jennie Gannaway of Kingsport, Mrs. Frances Farris of Kingsport, Mrs. Emma Ratliff of Abingdon and Mrs. Inez Carrico of Tallahassee, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, in Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abingdon.
Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at the Hartsell Funeral Home, Albemarle.
Memorials preferred to Mrs. Lillian Dixon, 35637 Hubert Road, New London, NC 28127.
C. Richard Fields
JOHNSON CITY - C. Richard Fields, 75, 604 Willowood Drive, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, in Appalachian Christian Village.
He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and was a son of the late Raymond Fields and Cecelia Garland Fields.
Mr. Fields was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He retired from Sperry-Univac Corp. and was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Fields was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Fields Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Jean S. Fields; one son, Richard E. Fields and his wife, Beckie Higgins Fields, Johnson City; one daughter, Lisa Fields, Johnson City; one brother, Raymond Fields, Johnson City; two sisters, Mildred Strickland, Johnson City, and Thelma Wilson, Hickory, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday in the Morris-Baker North Chapel. Rev. Sharon Amstutz and Rev. Don Muncie will officiate. Entombment will follow the committal service 10 a.m. Monday in the Monte Vista Mausoleum, where friends are invited to meet the family for this service. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to The American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the Fields family via www.morrisbaker.com. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City.
Robin C. Freeman
GLADE SPRING - The committal and interment service for Mrs. Robin Joylyn "Joy" Clarke Freeman will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Mount Rose Cemetery in Glade Spring. Those attending the graveside committal service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m. Saturday. Casketbearers will be Jeff Goff, Rob Romans, Bucky Farris, James Crabtree, Michael Hall and Mike Smith. In place of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720. Those wishing to send messages of sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
Mrs. Freeman, 34, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Robin Joylyn "Joy" Clarke Freeman.
George K. Fuller Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. George Kindred Fuller Jr., 79, of Canton Drive, entered into rest Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at National Health Care.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry T. Matthews and Rev. Adam Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens with full miltiary honors accorded at the graveside.
Pallbearers will be Leon LeBlanc, David Mode, John McGlothlin, Arlie Presnell, Bobby Roberts and Bill Powell.
Mr. Fuller was born on June 4, 1923, in Russell County, Va., to the late George Kindred Fuller Sr. and Jettie Ratcliff Fuller.
Mr. Fuller enlsited in the Navy in 1940. He was in the Pacific Fleet during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Fuller retired with the following decorations: Pre-Pearl American Defense, Asiatic Pacific, World War II Victory, Good Conduct, Korean Service Ribbon, National Defense Medal and Philippine Occupation Medal and China Service Award.
Mr. Fuller was a member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta. He was a lifetime member of the Dave Masonic Lodge 14 of Key West, Fla., the York Rite in Kodiak, Alaska, and the Omar Shriners Temple of Charleston, S.C. He was the owner of Flowertown Kennels.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Hassell (Gaynell) Boyd and Mrs. Kyle (Eura) Thompson.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Opal Liner Fuller, formerly of Charleston, Tenn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Jean Fuller Coleman and Archie W. Coleman of North Augusta; two sisters, Kazel Harmon of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Mrs. Judson (Eilene) Brehmer of Clinton, S.C.; three granddaughters, Mrs. David (Lisa) Heape of Lynn Haven, Fla., Mrs. Dan (Jill) Roberts and Mrs. Jeremy (Sally) Bone, both of North Augusta; four great-grandchildren, Jessica Roberts, Brian Heape, Ashley Roberts and Kristin Heape.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 602 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC 29841, Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 North Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809, American Heart Association, 1003 Hammond Road, Aiken, SC 29803, or to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904.
Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carson Graden Gilbert
VANSANT, Va. - Carson Graden Gilbert passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, in Buchanan General Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Haysi Funeral Home.
Cecile Virginia Harless
Cecile Virginia Harless, 85, of Bristol Virginia, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2002, at the Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late Samuel Davis Harless and Rosa Lee Collins Harless Mobley. She was a former employee of Tri-State Discount Store and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.
She is survived by a sister, Hazel Jones of Bristol; five nieces, Pam Wine, Carol Brewer and Mildred Poore, all of Bristol, Terri Dukes of College Park, Md., and Betsy Sutherland of Bluefield; and one nephew, Bob Poore of Bristol.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Heritage Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Ross Mangrum officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Saturday evening at Blevins Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements especially for Miss Harless have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Lucy Clemons Hensley
WISE - Lucy Clemons Hensley, 85, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at her home in Wise.
She was a member of the Wise Mountain Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hensley; and two daughters, Ruth Ann Hensley and Dorothy Bell.
Surviving are two sons, Earl Leroy Hensley of Dryden,Va., and Teddy Wayne Hensley of Wise; four daughters, Louellen Hensley and Wanda Mullins, both of Wise, Nancy Absher of Kingsport and Kathy Ireson of Big Stone Gap; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel, Wise, with Rev. Robbie Fultz officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery, Norton. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Saturday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise.
Sturgill Funeral Home,Wise, is in charge of arrangements.
William U. Martin
William "Bill" Ulysses Martin, 77, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at his home.
He was retired from Crete Carrier after 19 years, was a sergeant in the Army and a veteran in World War II. He was a member of Belle Meadows Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lena Ritchie Martin; and sister, Laura Sutters.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel Glen Elliott Martin of the home; two daughters, Connie (Charles) Jones of Damascus and Rita (Randy) Heath of Monroe, Mich.; two sisters, Virginia Shumate of Bristol Virginia and Geraldine Rosenbaum of Greenville, Va.; and one brother, Robert Phillips Jr. of Damascus. Also suriving are the grandchildren, Cheryl Jones, Caitlin Jones, Greg (Beth) Evans, all of Damascus, Chris (Kristie) Jones of Somersville, S.C., and Neil Evans of Bristol Virginia; three great-grandchildren, Tanner Jones, Tyler Evans and Abbey Evans; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus. Pallbearers will be Bill Keesee, Chris Jones, Randy Heath, Greg Evans, Neil Evans and Danny Shumte. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at Akard Funeral Home. Also, friends may call on the family at the home, 808 5th St., Bristol, Tenn., or at the daughter's home, 33671 Widener Valley Road, Damascus.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Martin.
NORTON - Donald Mefford, 64, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton. Born to the late Fred and Essie Hall Mefford, he was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Mefford was retired from Glamorgan Coal Company and his hobby was CB radio, where his CB handle was "Roe-Hoe." He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
Surviving are his wife, Mae Ramey Mefford; daughter, Angela Beth Mefford of the home; two sons, Marty Mefford, Florida, and Freddie Mefford, Big Stone Gap; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Mefford, Norton, and Claude Mefford, Florida; two sisters, Doris Powers, Bluff City, and Nola Ponder, Baltimore; and a special sister-in-law, Phyllis Kern,Wise.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Sargent officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are provided by Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, Norton.
Gerogia L. Messimer
BLUFF CITY - Georgia L. Messimer, 88, of 1138 Old Elizabethton Highway, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at NHC Healthcare, Johnson City, following a brief illness. A native of Sullivan County, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Blanche Woods Arrants. Mrs. Messimer was a member of First Christian Church of Bluff City and attended Avoca Christian Church. She was a quilter at Bluff City Senior Citizens. In addition to her parents and husband, John Ray Messimer, she was preceded in death by a son, John Ray Messimer Jr., who died in 1953; three brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include one son, Eugene P. Messimer of Salem, Ohio; one daughter, Nell Messimer of Bluff City; two brothers, Albert Arrants of Bristol Tennessee, and Earl O'Dell of Bluff City; four sisters, Lee Engeldorf, Trula Turner, Kate Luster and Nina Rhinehardt, all of Bluff City; three grandchildren, Doug Messimer of Salem, Ohio, and Theresa Aubrey and Debbie Messimer, both of Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2002, from the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel with Ministers Bob Robinson and Richard Kirkland officiating. Music by Crossroads Church of Christ, Gray, Tenn. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2002, at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bud Taylor, John A. Utsman, Jimmy Messimer, Jim Rhinehardt, Jerry Rhinehardt and Jared Rhinehardt. Those who wish to attend the graveside are requested to meet at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2002, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2002, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at email@example.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
WISE - Chlorine (Sis) Mullins, 70, died Nov. 28, 2002, in Norton Community Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Mullins; her mother, Gertie Mullins; her brother, Homer Mullins; and her sister, Gladys Dotson. Miss Mullins was of the Holiness faith. She enjoyed sewing, singing, working at the greenhouse and being with her family.
Surviving are sisters, Shirley Ann Collins, Pound, Mae Johnson, Jefferson City, Tenn., and Ethel Tompkins, Jenkins, Ky.; seven nieces; and nine nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leon Meade (Little Preacher Man) officiating. Interment will be in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, in the funeral home.
Baker Funeral Home, Pound, is entrusted with the care of Chlorine (Sis) Mullins.
POUND - Marie Mullins, 72, of 01506 Right Fork Road, died Nov. 29, 2002.
She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Privett; husband, Kyle Mullins; her brother, Gary Dowe Privett; and her sister, Leona Feldman. She was an active member in the Jenkins Christian Church.
Surviving are daughters, Janice Powers, Pound, and Lecia Gholson, Pound; sons, Gary Mullins, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Jeffery Mullins, Pound, Richard Mullins, Pound, and David Mullins, Pound; sisters, Nina Lagnes, Wise, and Margaret Meade, Pound; brother, Ronald Privett, Coeburn; mother, Edna Tompkins Privett, Wise; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services 11 a.m. Monday in Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel of Baker Funeral Home, Pound, with Rev. Randy Carter and Rev. Troy Belcher officiating. Interment will be in Kyle Mullins Family Cemetery, Pound. Pallbearers will be D.B. Mullins, Randy K. Powers, Randall Mullins, D.K. Mullins, Shane Jeffery Mullins, G.L. Mullins II, Cobly Gholson, Billy Ballard and Adam Mullins.
Family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Baker Funeral Home, Pound, with a song service at 7 p.m.
Baker Funeral Home, Pound, is entrusted with the care of Marie Mullins.
Mae W. Nidiffer
Mae Wyatt Nidiffer, 96, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
J.L. "Junior" Peltier, 75, of Bristol Virginia passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002.
Born on May 21, 1927, in Bristol Virginia, he had resided in this area his entire life.
Mr. Peltier was a tradesman and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Peltier was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Terry Lynn Peltier; two brothers, Karl Peltier and Paul Peltier; and one sister, Helen Arnold.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marie Trivett Peltier of the home; children, John Peltier and wife Cathy of Abingdon, Jane Marlow and husband Ed of Abingdon, and Mark Peltier and wife Teresa of Bristol Virginia; grandchildren, Matthew Peltier, Amy Peltier, Maria Marlow and Seth Peltier; brother, Edward Peltier of Bristol Virginia; sister, Ella Luchini Branson of Bristol Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, in the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home. Rev. Lester MacKinnon will officiate. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Peltier, Charles Peltier, Stevie Luchini, David E. Peltier, Junior Tolbert and Gale Jones Jr. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Dorothy L. Thomas Pennington will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Warren Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roger Thomas, Randy Thomas, Phil Shipplett, Steve Price, Tim Price, Charles Price, Vilas Sims and L.G. Widener. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom White, Tim Crusenberry, Mike Thomas and Lester Murray. Email condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Pennington, 76, of 200 Old Airport Road, Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jimmie C. Stanley
ABINGDON - Mr. Jimmie C. Stanley, 70, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at the home of relatives. He was raised in Clintwood and had lived most of his life in Manassas and moved to Abingdon in 1982. He was a member of the Abingdon Bible Church. Jimmie was a painting contractor and a loving husband, father, grandfather and a devoted Christian who loved the Lord. He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Pete Stanley. He will be deeply missed by all.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lorraine Sutherland Stanley; two sons, Rodney Stanley of Atlanta and Larry Stanley of Manassas; one daughter, Christina Vella of Johnson City; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul C. Bufford officiating. Burial will follow in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Robbie Stanley, Jason Stanley, Nathan Stanley, Christopher Dishman, Justin Stanley and Daniel Stanley. Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Stanley, Sarah Vella, Shannon Simpson and Angie Conway.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mr. Stanley.