William R. Childers
COLUMBUS, Ohio - William Ralph Childers, 69, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, in the Russell County Medical Center.
He was a member of the Walnut Heights Baptist Church, Columbus. He was retired from Columbus Plumbing Company and a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Emma W. Childers, Columbus; three sons, William Joseph Childers and wife Joann, Marysville, Ohio, Benjamin Franklin Childers and wife, Stacie, Fort Meyers, Fla., and Robert Ted Childers, Columbus; one sister, Betty Johnson, Chilhowie; one brother, Edward Childers, Chilhowie; his mother, Ola Childers, Chilhowie; four grandchildren, Grant, Jessica, Ivy and Anna Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow in the White Family Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 9864 of Lebanon. Pallbearers will be Johnny Hubbard, Doug Rasnake, Danny White, Walter White, Michael White, Gary Johnson, Tim Widener, Spencer White Jr. and Todd Sanders. Honorary pallbearers will be remaining nephews. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Childers.
Anna C. Couch
LEBANON - Mrs. Anna Ruth Chafin Couch, 67, of the Spring City Community died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Couch.
Carolyn Ann Franklin
HICKORY, N.C. - Carolyn Ann Franklin, 42, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at her residence. She was born Sept. 17, 1959, to the late Charles Stout and Carolyn Penley Stout. She was employed as an insurance agent and attended Christ United Methodist Church, Mt. View.
Survivors: husband, Chuck Franklin of the home; son, Chase Franklin of the home; brother, Ricky Wayne Stout of Bristol Virginia; three sisters, Vickie Stout of Jackson, Fla., Cathy Stout Faisal of Woodstock, Ga., and Lisa Stout Clifton of Richlands; and mother-in-law, Edna Franklin. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the Christ United Methodist Church, 2416 Zion Church Road, Hickory, and other times at the home.
Services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Christ United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Kyker officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol Virginia. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be sent to Christ United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 10124, Hickory, NC 28603.
Catawba Funerals & Cremations, Hickory, is in charge.
Eva P. Grant
BLUFF CITY - Committal services for Eva Whitaker Pilkin Grant will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Crumley Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Ronnie Callahan, Steve Callahan, Mike Callahan, Scott Grant, Travis Grant and Jamie Clowers.
Mrs. Grant, 72, of 1041 Mount Holston Road, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at her residence.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lueverne P. Hayes
MEADOWVIEW --The service for Mrs. Lueverne Patillo Hayes will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Mr. Tony Salfi speaking. At the request of Lueverne, cremation will follow the service.
In memory of Lueverne, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 18129 North Fork River Road, Abingdon, VA 24210 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Family and friends may call any time after noon on Tuesday at the home of Tommy's mother, Margaret Coleman, 305 Holston Heights, Glade Spring, Va.
Mrs. Hayes, 48, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol Tennessee.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Hayes family.
James Wilbur Horne
James Wilbur Horne, WO-1, U.S. Army (Retired), 81, of Bristol Tennessee, passed away Sept. 15, 2002, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn.
He was born June 15, 1921, in Wake County, N.C., a son of the late Maggie Baker Horne and Leslie D. Horne, and had been a resident of Bristol since 1954. He was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict and was retired from the military after 25 years of service. He was wounded both in France during World War II and in Korea and received the following during his years of service: World War II Victory Medal, Normandy Campaign B/Star, German Campaign, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters, B/Star Northern France Campaign, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Korean Service Medal.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Anna F. Horne; two daughters, Nancy H. Murphy and husband Ernie of Newport News, Va., and Linda Paulette Steele and husband Tom of Chesapeake, Va.; two sons, James David Horne and wife, D'Ann of Summerville, S.C., and Daniel Lee Horne and wife Rebecca of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepson, Richard Wolfer of Bristol Tennessee; a brother, Robert Horne and wife Pearl of Durham, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Poliquin; and three brothers, Leslie Daniel Horne Jr., Williams Emory Horne and Jack Vinson Horne.
The Service of Death and Resurrection will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Dr. Tony Collins officiating. The committal service and entombment will follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of Ft. Campbell, Ky. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Carswell, Maynard Hall, Frank Day, Herschel Stevens, Charles Anderson and Dennis Crutchfield. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the staff and personnel of Bristol Nursing Home and Ward C1 of the Veterans Affairs hospital for their love and care during Mr. Horne's illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 327 Mary St., Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Wednesday evening at Blevins Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family via email at email@example.com. Arrangements especially for Mr. Horne have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Irene B. Johnson
JENKINS, Ky. - Irene Bentley Johnson, 74, passed from this life on Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 17, 1928, at Almira, Va. She was the daughter of the late Milt and Rebecca Bentley of Pound, Va. On April 5, 1950, she married Guy V. Johnson. He preceded her in death, Nov. 12, 2000.
Survivors include four children, Rhonda Rose and her husband Ronnie Rose of Shelby Gap, Ky., Michael W. Johnson and his wife Alice Johnson of Jenkins, Sheila Church and her husband Michael Church of King George, Va., and Rebecca Wright and her husband Rickey Wright of Jenkins; 10 grandchildren, David Rose and his wife Connie Rose, Tony, Jeremy and Amanda Johnson, Sheryl, Jason and Erin Church, Danielle Church Nickison and her husband Rob, and Kendra and Sarah Wright; two great-grandchildren, Payton and Summer Rose; two step-grandchildren, Jared Haley and his wife Sandy, and Beth Haley; two step-great-grandchildren, Brittany Haley and Grace Davidson; two brothers, Patton Bentley of San Antonio and Bathus Bentley of Pound.
Sister Irene accepted the Lord and was baptized on July 3, 1959. She was a faithful, dedicated member of the Dorton Freewill Baptist Church. She loved going to church. In the past months she hadn't been able to attend as much as she would like. Both Guy and Irene were always willing to volunteer to help in any matter concerning their church, neighborhood and their friends. Daily, she faithfully watched preaching and gospel singing on TV. Kendra said, "it was a requirement at Mamaw's house."
She always taped the 1st Sunday Radio Service and distributed them freely.
Irene was a 50-year member of the Jenkins Eastern Star.
Mom loved to work with her hands and make afghans, pillows and quilts. She took great pride in her work. Her joy was the delight and the expression of people's faces when they received her gifts of love. Probably many people in this room have been touched by one of her gifts.
Her time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was very previous to her. She kept them all in line, whether they liked it or not. Always correcting and advising with uttermost respect and honor. She bought great joy to her family and will be missed greatly by family and friends.
After Dad passed Mom's loneliness grew unbearable but she held on to God's promise, "I'll never leave you and I'll never forsake you." She longed to continue with Dad across the beautiful river she had already seen, stand hand in hand with Dad in the magnificent meadows she had caught a glimpse of. She now holds the hands of the one that brought her through.
Words can't begin to express the kind, loving compassionate mother and friend that God blessed us with.
We have truly cherished the years we had Mom but God had a reason to call her home. "Gone away with a Friend".
Kendra wrote: Mamaw was an angel sent from heaven to guide me through my life. I spent half my life with Mamaw and I loved every moment. I'd stay with her for weeks and Mom would make me go home. I loved being with my Mamaw. She was so fun to be around and full of life. She is like the wind, I can't see her but I feel her.
Polly & Craft Funeral Home, Jenkins, was in charge.
Thurman C. Lewis
YORK, Pa. - Thurman C. Lewis, 61, died Sept. 13, 2002, at home. Born in Abingdon, he was the son of the late Samuel and Lena Lewis. He was employed as a driver for ABF Freight Systems.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy Lewis; stepson, Stephen Mathis of York; brothers, Carl Lewis of Bristol Virginia and Glen Lewis of Abingdon; and sisters, Kate Reynolds, Lucille Burke and Arlene Rock, all of Abingdon.
Hefner Funeral Home of York was in charge of arrangements.
Information courtesy of Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon.
Edna L. McAllister
SALTVILLE - Mrs. Edna Louthian McAllister, 67, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at her home in Saltville. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lola Louthian; and her brother, John Franklin Louthian.
Survivors: one sister, Ethel R. McAllister, Saltville; and several cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Interment will follow at Elizabeth Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Curtis Burgess, David Catron, John Burgess, Earnest Catron, Bill Burgess and Doug McVey. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is serving the family.
Elmer McCoy Jr.
NORA, Va. - Funeral services for Elmer McCoy Jr. will be conducted at Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Roger McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in Mitchell Cemetery, Route 1, Nora. Pallbearers will be Adam McCoy, Ronnie Phillips, Kevin Horne, David Turner, Robert Hickman, Harold Hickman, Daniel Lee and Brett Pollard.
Condolences may be sent to the McCoy family via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. McCoy, 55, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at his residence in the West Dante community of Nora.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Douglas Kincaid Merritt
Douglas Kincaid Merritt, 29, of Bristol Virginia, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and had formerly attended State Street Church of Christ. He was a former member of the Boy Scouts and was a Pinewood Derby Champion. Doug was always the outdoorsman.
Survivors include: daughters, Sydney Merritt and Payton Merritt; mother, Sandra Moore and husband Fred of Bristol Virginia; father, Paul D. Merritt and wife Jo of Bristol Tennessee; sisters, Jessica and husband Harvy Stanley of Bristol Virginia, and Alisa Merritt of Bristol Tennessee; brother, Chad and wife Kerry Merritt of Sulphur Springs, Tenn.; special grandparents, Arizona and Bernard Scott of Bristol Virginia, and Ethel Merritt of Bristol Virginia; special uncle, Charles Scott of Bristol Tennessee; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Wayne Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include Jason Ford, Chris Roberts, Jason Roark, Nathan Harkleroad, Greg Merritt, Shaun Merritt, Travis Napier, Sean Jennings, Craig Scott and Mike Scott. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Leonard C. Mullins
BIRCHLEAF, Va. --Graveside services for Leonard Crockett "Chief" Mullins will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Edwards Cemetery, Rakes Ridge, Birchleaf, with Rev. William Compton and Pastor Joe Glenn Sluss officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by DAV Chapter 35, VFW Post 8979 and American Legion Post 227 of Clintwood. Pallbearers will be Shane Mullins, Roger Rose, Kenny Mullins, Richard Green, Kermit Green, Steven Mullins and Darrel Owens.
Mr. Mullins, 77, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at his home on Rakes Ridge.
Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Mullins family.
Doris Ann Peck
Funeral services for Doris Ann Peck will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, in State Street United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Jane Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Peck, 76, of 232 Robin Circle, Bristol, Va., passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Peck.
Susie R. Pulliam
A service in celebration of Mrs. Susie J. Reid Pulliam's life will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Stancil officiating, assisted by Rev. Brian Miller. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ernie Sprouse, R.W. Hilt, Tom Parker, Bob Taylor, Lindsey Cruey, Glenn Kitts and Claude Fisher.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, 1 Virginia St., Bristol, VA 24201 or to the Bristol Humane Society, P.O. Box 1586, Bristol, VA 24203-1586 or to a charity of choice. Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail at email@example.com.
Mrs. Pulliam, 98, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Pulliam have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Barbara A. Richey
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Barbara A. Richey died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002.
Surviving are her husband, Stephen O. Richey Jr.; children, Theresa Ogle, Diana Myrah, Michelle Rimel and Stephen Richey III; sisters, Jean Blevins, Mildred Norris and Edwina Keesee; and 10 grandchildren.
Service and interment will be in Saltville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Capital Kidney Foundation.
DeVol Funeral Home, Washington, D.C. is in charge.
The committal service and interment for Patricia "Pat" Tillison will be at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning in Susong Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Blevins, Daniel Dutton, Lee Roberts, Paul Herndon, Randy Fleenor, James Endress and Johnny Bunch. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Tillison, 56, of Bristol Tennessee, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at her home.
Arrangements especially for Pat Tillison have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Margaret F. Wagner
ABINGDON - Mrs. Margaret F. Wagner, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Margaret F. Wagner.
Terry James Whitaker
Terry James Whitaker, 51, of 922 Hill St., Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born June 5, 1951, he was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was a retired butcher.
Survivors include four daughters, Lisa Lowery of Bluff City, Theresa Whitaker and Rebecca Whitaker, both of Bristol Tennessee, and Kimberly; two brothers, Jerry Whitaker and Stanley and his wife Betty Sue Whitaker, all of Bristol Tennessee; one sister, Brenda Callahan of Abingdon; and three grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Castle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lewis Smith and Rev. James Gentry officiating. Pallbearers will be friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 till 7:45 Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Eastridge Cemetery in Piney Flats, Tenn. Those wishing to attend the graveside are asked to meet at the cemetery.
Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Whitaker family.