Donald Ray Adkins
RICHMOND - Donald Ray Adkins, 58, went to be with his Lord on Friday, Dec. 20, 2002. Donald was a partner in Adkins, Newcomb and Stinson, Inc., a devoted husband, father and "Papaw". He has left behind many friends. Dad you may be gone, but we will carry your memories with us always. We love you more than you will ever know. He was preceded in death by a loving sister, June Lane. Surviving are his wife and soul mate of 38 years, Charlotte Odle Adkins; a daughter, Revina Payette and husband, Walter, and grandson, Mitchell Payette; son, Donald Ray Adkins II and wife, Linda, and granddaughters, Alyssa, Somer and Sadie Adkins; son, Douglas Wythe Adkins and wife, Cindi, and grandchildren, Nathan, Justin, Will and Dawn Adkins; three brothers, Earl Adkins, Ohio, Roger Adkins, Kentucky, and Sam "Buddy" Adkins, Florida; three sisters, Marie Huff, Fla., Kitten Brooks, Ky., and Rebecca (Flossie) Blondin, Colo.; and a host of dedicated nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel, Coeburn. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. till time of service at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in Adkins Family Cemetery, Coeburn. Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, in charge of arrangements.
Dennis Jack Barnett
Dennis Jack Barnett, 57, of 508 Hill Drive, Bristol, Va., departed this life Friday, Dec. 20, 202, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn. He had lived in the Bristol area for the past 39 years. He was of the Protestant faith. He was self-employed as a long-distance truck driver. He was born in Jackhorn, Ky., and attended Bluff City School. He was preceded in death by parents, Zeb and Eula Hale Barnett; and brother, David Barnett.
Survivors: spouse, Mrs. Patricia Barnett of the home; sons, Wayne D. Barnett, Bristol Tennessee, and Kenneth L. Barnett, Daytona, Fla.; daughters, Mrs. Wendy D. Motley, Bristol Virginia, and April D. Worley, Bristol Virginia; six grandchildren; and two special friends, Wayne Hale and Wallace Owens.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at the National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn.
Robinson Mortuary is serving the family of Mr. Dennis J. Barnett.
Walter R. Childress
Walter Ricky Childress, 52, of Bristol Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was the son of the late Walter and Daisy Childress, and was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority Police. His favorite thing to do was spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren. He was of the Church of God faith and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving in the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila A. Vance Childress; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie D. and Patsy Presnell Childress; granddaughter, Chelsea Childress; grandson, Nathaniel Childress; brother, Randy Childress; nephew, Michael Childress; nieces, Amber and Kayla Childress; father-in-law, Bill Vance; brothers-in-law, Ken Vance and Mark Vance; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tracy and Jason Feathers; nephew, Miles Vance; nieces, Laura Vance and Madilyn Feathers; special uncle and aunt, Bob and Ina Tudors; and numerous relatives from Ladds Switch, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with his son, Eddie D. Childress and James Norris officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Pallbearers include: TVA Honor Guard, Lt. Fred Lockett, Sgt. Jeff Reynolds, Officers Steve, Kelly, Steve Wade, Jeff Johnson, Tom Cornett, James Vaughn and Tim Gilley. His police cruiser will be driven in the funeral procession by TVA Officers Shannon Cash and Sara Gibino. Honorary pallbearers include: Charles Smith, Ralph Majors, Ken Long, Merrell Graham, Tony Hardin, Johnny Morrow, Carmen Morrow, Sara Gibino, Shannon Cash, Bill Whitaker and all other employees of TVA, employees of Sullivan County EMS and Holston Valley Medical Center ER, Floyd "Doc" Callahan and Bob Markwalter. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Shelvia J. Garrett
A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Shelvia Jean Johnson Garrett will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Rev. Steve Talbert will officiate. Pallbearers will be Freddie Garrett Jr., Bill Garrett, Steve Robinson, Dave Dierks, Steve Foster and Billy Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be the congregation of Spring Creek Presbyterian Church. The procession will assemble at 2 p.m. at Farris Funeral Service. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Those wishing to express their condolences online may do so at www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
Mrs. Garrett, 65, of Bristol, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, after a brief illness.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the Garrett family.
Sallie Edwards Grizzel
The family of Sallie Edwards Grizzel will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol and on Monday from 1:30-2:45 p.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church in the Yuma Community. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the church with Rev. Don Large officiating. Burial will follow in Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.
Memorials may be made to the Wellmont Foundation for Hospice , P.O. Box 1069, Kingsport, TN 37662-9968.
Mrs. Grizzel, 84, of the Yuma Community, died Friday morning, Dec. 20, 2002, at her home after an extended illness.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DAVENPORT, Va. - Betty (Jo) Harman, 45, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Honaker Funeral Home in Honaker, Va.
Anne M. Haugen
ABINGDON - Mrs. Anne M. Haugen, 86, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at her home.
Anne was a supervisor at the Minnesota Highway Department for 21 years. When she retired in 1978, she resided in Abingdon with her daughter and son-in-law. She will be loved and missed by family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger O. Hauen, who passed away in 1979.
She was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include her son, Alexander Clark McKean Jr. and wife, Elizabeth of Dunnellon, Fla.; her daughter, Kay Ann Beltz and husband, Richard of Abingdon; sister, Ella Robbins of Hurst, Texas; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.
Those wishing to express their condolences online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Haugen.
Judith Gail Dixon Hoback died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Ralph T. Holmes
ABINGDON - Mr. Ralph Taylor Holmes, 95, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in Abingdon Manor. Mr. Holmes was born in Russell County, Va., and moved to the Abingdon area in 1946. He was of the Methodist faith and was a former member of Baker's Chapel and a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church. He retired in 1968 from the Virginia Department of Transportation as area supervisor at Greendale, Va. After retirement he dealt in produce, restaurants and flea markets.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Boone Holmes and Carrie Hancock Fields Holmes; his wife, Sallie Jessee Holmes; two daughters, Vivian Lee and Rebecca Ann Holmes; four sisters, Mary Alice Garrett, Hattie Helton, Verna Snead and Gladys Taylor; and one brother, Coy Holmes.
He is survived by one son, Roy Kenneth Holmes and wife, Shirley of Hampton, Va.; two daughters, Helen Holmes Reedy and Mary H. Akers of Abingdon; one brother, Walter Holmes of Lebanon; one sister, Eula Lee Ringley of Bristol Tennessee; six grandchildren, Randy Holmes of Hampton, Kim Slusar of Abingdon, Md., Deborah Reedy of Fredericksburg, Va., Cathy Lee of Aiken, S.C., Joe Reedy of Bristol Tennessee, and Lisa Akers of Abingdon; four great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Melanie, Ken and Derick; a special family, Kelly, Barbara, Sydney and Jake Donegan; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at 3 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Bishop William Whitlock officiating. Burial will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at the funeral home.
The family would like to give special thanks to the caregivers of Abingdon Manor.
Those wishing to send messages of sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Ralph Taylor Holmes.
Tracy L. Johnson Sr.
BLUFF CITY - Tracy L. Johnson Sr., 87, 499 Big Spring Road, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. He was a native of Bristol and son of the late Floyd Martin Johnson and Liza Gross Johnson. He was a retired employee of Huff-Cook Insurance Co. and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Flora I. Johnson, Bluff City; daughter, Lillian Phillips and husband, James Phillips of Bluff City; son, Tracy L. Johnson Jr. and wife Itha Johnson, Bluff City; sisters, Ida Luttrell, Vancouver, Wash., and Floy Shrilder, Haywood, Calif.; brothers, Jess Johnson and Bill Johnson, both of Vancouver; granddaughters, Pamela Smith and Rhonda Guinn, both of Bluff City; grandsons, Jimmy Phillips, Blountville, John Allen Johnson, Bristol Tennessee, and David Johnson, Piney Flats; great-granddaughter, Katie Smith, Bluff City; great-grandsons, Jacob Phillips, Blountville and Mason Keith Johnson, Bristol Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, S. Keith Johnson.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Hall and Rev. Johnny Dillard officiating. Eulogy will be given by grandson, John Allen Johnson. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Danny Gross, Doug Williams, Kevin Guinn, Billy Smith, David Johnson, John Allen Johnson and Jimmy Phillips. Honorary pallbearers: Paul Walsh, Aaron Johnson and James Phillips. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Weaver Funeral Home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mattie Ellen Lester
GLADE SPRING - The funeral service for Mrs. Mattie Ellen Lester will be conducted Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at 1 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Reverend Mahlon Wyatt officiating.
Interment will follow in the Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery, Glade Spring.
Mrs. Lester, 97, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, in the Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Lester family.
Roxie P. Lewis
DAMASCUS - Mrs. Roxie Allene Pierce Lewis, 61, died Friday at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. A native of Smyth County, Mrs. Lewis spent most of her life in Washington County. She was a member of Macedonia Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Durwood and Ruby Pierce and her brother, Ernest Pierce. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy E. Lewis of Damascus; one son, Jackie L. Lewis and wife Karen of Abingdon; one daughter, Kathy Henderson and husband, Darian Henderson of Abingdon; one brother, Wayne Pierce of Abingdon; sisters, Jean Reed of Abingdon, Shirley Sailor of Abingdon, Martha Kestner of Chilhowie, May Crouch of Alabama, and Nevie Miller of Damascus; one grandchild, Michael Gage Lewis. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Farris Funeral Chapel. Rev. R.J. Cullop will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Funeral Chapel. Rev. R.J. Cullop will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Robert Cornett, Wayne Henderson, Shawn Henderson, Mark Bordwine, Rusty Lewis and Larry Brown. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Those wishing to express their condolences online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon is serving the Lewis family.
GALLATIN, Tenn. - Arreta June McReynolds, 66, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.
Mrs. McReynolds was a former resident of Coeburn, Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Condy and Pamela Stallard McCoy; and two sisters, Joanne Meade and Darlene McReynolds.
Survivors include her husband, James "Jim" McReynolds; a daughter, Janeen McReynolds Allred of Gallatin; a brother, Quentin McCoy, Coeburn; two sisters, Joyce Branch, Bristol Tennessee, and Coleen Bennett, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be held Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Robinette Cemetery in Carfax with Rev. Bill Crawford officiating. Visitation will be held Monday at Estes Funeral Home prior to the graveside service.
Ronnie Lee Morton
Ronnie Lee Morton, 48, of Carolina Avenue, Bristol Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was of the Baptist faith, attending various churches in the area.
Survivors include mother, Evelyn Lorraine Morton of the home; daughter, Regina Leigh Smiley; granddaughter, Kaylee Smiley; brother, Larry A. Morton of Bristol Tennessee; sister, Lisa Marlene Gilmer of Bristol Tennessee; ex-wife, Linda Jane Morton; and several uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elmo Lee Morton; brother, Charles Jeffrey Morton; and infant daughter, Angela Dawn Morton.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlette and Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Committal services will be held on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Shelby Hills Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include Derick Lee Morton, Byron Ellis, Brent Harley, Bill Felty, Robby Gilmer, Dale Gilmer and Todd Felty. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-3:45 prior to the service.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GLADE SPRING - Mrs. Elizabeth Harvaline Browning Hayter Parris died in an automobile accident on Friday, Dec. 20, 2002. She was born in Augusta, Kan., on Jan. 23, 1922, to the late James Harvey and Harriet Alice Jones Browning. Having resided most of her life in Russell and Washington Counties, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilmer Ward Hayter. She is survived by her husband, Floyd O. Paris; two children, Rebecca L. Hayter of Abingdon and William H. Hayter and wife Deborah of Bristol; two stepdaughters, Glenda P. Lee of Glade Spring and Shirley P. Atkins of Abingdon; one stepson, Allen R. Parris of Abingdon; three grandchildren, Rebecca Browning Hayter, William Aaron Hayter and Raleigh E. Hayter of Bristol; 13 step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pauline B. Floyd of Rock, Kan., and Nancy B. Settle of Richmond. She attended Abingdon Bible Church and Rosedale Baptist Church where she was very active in her Christian faith. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at 2 o'clock at Abingdon Bible Church. Pastor Paul Bufford and Rev. Don Paxton will officiate. Interment will follow in Holston Conference Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening beginning at 5 p.m. at Farris Funeral Service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mountain Mission School in Grundy. Pallbearers will be Aaron Hayter, Raleigh Hayter, Chris Lee, Bob Preston, Bill McCall, David Caskey, David Hayter and Bob Kifer. Those wishing to express their condolences online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Farris Funeral Service is serving the Parris family.
Kimberly T. Popp
ABINGDON - A memorial service for Kimberly Susan Townes Popp will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. John E. Massey Jr. officiating. Those wishing to send messages of sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com
Ms. Popp died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Kimberly Susan Townes Popp.
Brenda B. Risner
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Brenda Boggs Risner, 54, a resident of Standifer Gap Road, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in Chattanooga.
She was born in Wise County, Va., and lived in Abingdon most of her life before moving to Chattanooga six years ago.
She was a graduate of Abingdon High School and attended the Rosedale Baptist Church in Abingdon.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Hash Boggs; and a sister, Loretta Boggs Morris.
Survivors include her husband, Joel Risner of Chattanooga; her father and stepmother, Cossie and Estelle Boggs of Bristol Virginia; two daughters, Angie Denny Jackson of Bristol Virginia, and Mary Alice Campbell Spivey of Kingsport; two sons, Keys Odum of Bristol Virginia, and Randy Odum of Kingsport; one stepdaughter, Margaret Elizabeth Williams of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; one stepson, Randy Joel Risner of Fresno, Calif.; one sister, Mary Joyce Boggs Mink of Abingdon; one brother, Wendell Boggs of Lincolnton, N.C.; five grandchildren, Amanda Jackson, Ashley Odum, Austin Odum, Carrie Burke and Adam Burke; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abingdon.
Mrs. Riner will be entombed following the services.
The family requests that friends please omit flowers and those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 246, Abingdon, VA 24212-0246.
The family will receive friends at the Campbell Funeral Home from 7 to 9 on Monday evening.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.campbell-funeralhome.com.
Campbell Funeral Home of Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Mr. Harold "Hal" Rossoff will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Akard Funeral Home. Burial will follow at B'nai Shalom Congregation Cemetery in Bristol Virginia.
Memorials may be made to the B'nai Shalom Congregation or your favorite charity.
Mr. Rossoff, of Bristol Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Hal Rossoff.
COUNCIL, Va. - Gilbert Roten, 68, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in Buchanan County General Hospital in Grundy.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Honaker Funeral Home.