Wanda Lou Davis
BIG STONE GAP - Wanda Lou Davis, 64, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital.
She was born in Nicholasville, Ky., on May 2, 1938, the daughter of the late James and Reva Estes Hall. She lived most of her life in Big Stone Gap and was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Iona Faye Hall and Juanita Hall; twin brother, Martin Howard Hall; and brothers Levi Hall and Bobby Layton Hall.
Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Roy W. Davis; two sons, Roy W. Davis Jr. and wife, Judy, of Weber City and W. Allen Davis and wife, Betty, of Big Stone Gap; daughter, Jennifer Ruth Davis of the home; brothers J.W. Hall and Edward Hall, both of Albany, Ga.; sisters Lorraine Hunter of Albany, Betty Sturgill of Tazewell, Tenn., Ruth Davis of Crestwood, Ky., and Virginia Botts of Bristol, Va.; grandchildren, Brian, Matthew, Dustin, Elizabeth and Catherine Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Holding Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hagan Davis and the Rev. T.J. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Barkers Cemetery, Crackers Neck community. Pallbearers will be close family members. Holding Funeral Home is in charge.
Cynthia L. Edmiston
ABINGDON - Miss Cynthia Lee Edmiston, 47, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002, in Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport.
She was born in Smyth County but had lived all of her life in Washington County. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dolores J. Edmiston.
She is survived by her parents, Walter P. and Nellie Widener Edmiston Sr. of Abingdon; a brother, Walter P. Edmiston Jr. and wife, Cheryl, of Abingdon; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
The funeral service will be conducted Friday, May 31, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick Mabe officiating.
Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2788 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Edmiston family.
Iva S. Greear
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - Iva Georgia Shoop Greear, 90, formerly of Norton, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Riverwalk Village, Noblesville.
She was former employee of Blue Ribbon Dairy, Riverwalk Village and Bolden's Cleaners before retiring in 1970. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith and former member of Esserville Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Greear and her parents, James Nelson and Arvilla Victoria Wheatley Shoop.
Surviving are one daughter, Betty Dean of Noblesville; one son, Freddie Lee Greear of Fredericksburg, Va.; three brothers, Herman Shoop and Vadis Shoop, both of Wise, and Ross Shoop of Bristow, Va.; five grandchildren, Neal Dean, Dwight Greear, Patrick Greear, Donna Taylor and Vicki Van Zandt; and two great-grandchildren, Julie Greear and Zachary Taylor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel, Wise, with Pastor Jimmy Smith officiating. Graveside committal services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap. The family will receive friends 4 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. Friday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Awareness Assoc. Central IN., 4755 Kinsway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205.
Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, is in charge of arrangements.
KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Nora Louise Chafin Hall will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Carter Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, Va.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Mrs. Hall, 66, entered into rest Monday, May 27, 2002, at Indian Path Hospital.
Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.
BLUFF CITY - William "P-Nut" Glen Hicks, 63, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Edith L. Hughes
LEBANON - Funeral services for Edith Lasley Hughes will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Chris Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Family Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Hughes, 75, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Hughes.
Wilford H. Jones
Wilford H. "Sonny" Jones, 63, of Cambridge House, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, following an extended illness. A native of Bluff City, he was the son of the late Carl Walter Jones and the late Norma Jean Stidham. Mr. Jones was an Army veteran and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a sister, Claris Chandler and a brother, Stanley Jones Chapman. Survivors include six sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Bill Bass of Bristol, Tenn., Lois and David Styche of Weston, Fla., Barbara and Clinton Whelchel of Rockford, Ill., Yvonne and Jim Davis of Rockford, Linda Wilson and Tim of Crestview, Fla., and Sylvia and Norman Halfacre of Sunrise, Fla.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Joyce Jones of Bristol, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, from the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City with Rev. Joe Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow in Jones Cemetery, Bluff City. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, prior to the funeral service. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Matthew W. Mersdorf
The funeral service for Mr. Matthew Wilson Mersdorf will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the graveside in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon. Rev. Betty Reiff will officiate. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Highlands Honor Color Guard. Those attending the funeral service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:45 Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Alzheimer's Associaton, Suite 1050, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37604.
Mr. Mersdorf, 89, of Bristol, Va., died Monday, May 27, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Matthew Wilson Mersdorf.
Mary Lois Nuckels
WEBER CITY - Mary Lois Johnson Nuckels, a resident of the Brian Center, departed this life early Wednesday morning, May 29, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a native of Russell County. She lived in Nickelsville, before moving to the Brian Center in Weber City. She was a homemaker and attended Sabra's Chapel Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Nuckels Jr.; son Jimmy Neal Nuckels; parents Walter Johnson and Della Horne Johnson; and brother Denver Johnson.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, W.H. and Lois Nuckels of Nickelsville; grandson Dale Nuckels of Nickelsville; sister and brother-in-law, Amma Gibson and Bryce Gibson of Kingsport; two special sisters-in-law, Mrs. Clara Johnson of Castlewood and Mrs. Bill Tate of Bristol, Va.; special brother-in-law, Bryce Gibson of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home and any time at the home of the son. Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bernard Lewis officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Temple Hill Cemetery, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be Fred Meade, Eddie Horne, Roger Dickerson, Joe Dean, Warren Baker and Emmitt Salyer. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Stapleton, Kelly Stapleton and Paul Stapleton. Arrangements by Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City.
Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery.
Loyd D. Saylor
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - Mr. Loyd Dulaney Saylor, 87, of 530 Summitt Drive died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Nursing Facility at Mountain Home. He was a Washington County native and a son of the the late John M. and Amy Dulaney Saylor. Mr. Saylor was a farmer. He was a charter member of Greenwood Ruritan and subsequently served in various offices. Mr. Saylor was a staff sergeant in Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army during World War II and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a member of Eden United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Alma Lee Weaver Saylor of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Victor Leonard of Jonesborough; a son and daughter-in-law, Lawton E. and Jane Saylor of Jonesborough; a brother, Banks Saylor of Johnson City; a sister, Ona Hoyer of Rockmart, Ga.; four grandchildren, Windy McCurry, Shelley Brown, Travis Leonard and Leah Leonard; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Ensor and Joshua Ensor; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Timothy McCobin officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2002, at Eden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jim Brumit, Bill Wilson, Wayne Dulaney, Walter Huffine, Steve McCurry and David Brown Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be neighbors and the Fellowship Class at Eden United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, prior to the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Eden United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1520 Mill Springs Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolence may be sent to email@example.com.
TORNADO, W.Va. - Funeral services for Ruby Stanley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from Rugsby Freewill Baptist Church on Caney Ridge with minister Lynn Vanvover officiating. Burial will follow in Rugsby Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
Mrs. Ruby Stanley, 72, passed away at the home of her son Monday, May 27, 2002.
Clintwood Funeral Home is entrusted with the care of Ruby Stanley.
Mildred R. Tate
LEBANON - Mildred Ruth Tate, 90, passed away at home Tuesday, May 28, 2002. She was the daugther of the late John and Ada Jessee Tate. A member of Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church, the Ladies Bible Class and the United Methodist Women. She was a graduate of Madison College, Harrisonburg, and she taught school for 41 years in the following Virginia schools: Dante High School, Honaker High School, Fairfax High School and Lebanon High School. She was loved and admired by her family, her many friends and her students.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leland B. and Thomas E. Tate; two sisters, Kathleen Ulicny and Margaret Dickenson (her twin).
Survivors include three nephews, Alfred Dickenson Jr. of Lebanon, Tom Ulicny of Chatham, N.H., and Steve Ulicny of Fairfield, Iowa; three nieces, Marilyn Witte of Gulf Shores, Ala., Elise Daniels of Blacksburg and Francine Minton of Raitan, N.J.
Pallbearers will be Joe Jessee, Billy Dean Fields, David Cook, John Brinner, Dr. Bob L. Brown, Bert Fugate and Charles Dickenson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 31, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Carter officiating. Interment will follow at West Hill Cemetery, Lebanon.
The family will receive friends Friday one hour before the service at Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Owens & Farmer Funeral Service, Lebanon.
Alma R. Wyatt
RAVEN - Mrs. Alma Ruth Wyatt, 71, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at home following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Dickenson County and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Beulah Rowe Null, both Dickenson County natives.
She had made her home in the Raven area for the past 30 years and was a member of Swords Creek Block Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph B.Wyatt.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Linda Thacker and husband, Tom, of Belfast, Va., Mrs. Debbie Meadows and husband, Jack, of Huntington, W.Va., and Mrs. Teresa Keene and husband, Rick, of Lexington, Ky.; one son, Mr. Ralph Bernard Wyatt Jr. and wife, Sue, of Yorktown, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Hubbard of Kingsport and Mrs. Sue Moore of Sanford, N.C.; one brother, Mike Null of Radford; eight grandchildren, Rodd Keene, Brad Keene, Derrick Keene, David Wyatt, Kelly Wyatt, Jennifer Wyatt Doty, Michelle Meadows and Joshua Meadows; and seven great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Wyatt, Zachary Wyatt, Dakota Wyatt, Delaney Wyatt, Montana Wyatt, Aaliyah Meadows and Hailee Meadows also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 31, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. Carl Robinson and Rev. Kelly Wyatt officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill. Pallbearers will be Bryan Ball, Ray Ball, Randy Ball, Randy Byrd, Larry Horton and Jerry Street. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. H.C. Scott, Angela Harrison, Terry Brown, Richard Slate, employees and doctors of Duke University Hospital, Bonnie Stanley, Angel Gerber and Jean Altizer.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday evening at Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
Joe Allen Arnold
Private burial for Joe Allen Arnold will be held in Sunrise Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Honorary pallbearers will be Gregg Arnold, Steven Boyd, Chuck Arnold, Mickey Forester, Clayton Arnold, Ronnie Hale, Lewis Hale and Al Groseclose. Email condolences may be sent to the family at www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Arnold is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Linda Arnold and Dot Arnold; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Arnold, 62, of 352 Riverview Road, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at his residence.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Edwin Art Blevins
Edwin Art Blevins, 75, of Bristol Virginia, died Sept. 19, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was a lifelong resident of Bristol Virginia, the son of the late Edwin and Esther Lovelace Blevins, and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of King College and was retired from USF&G. He was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post 145, VFW Post 6975 and the 40 and 8. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sampson Blevins.
He is survived by two daughters, Louanne Steffey, of Bristol Tennessee, and Millicent "Millie" McCroskey, of Bristol Virginia; a sister, Ann Cunningham, Bristol Virginia; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Ellis, of Neptune Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Mindy McCroskey and Phillip McCroskey Jr.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery with Dr. Tony Collins officiating. Military graveside rites will be presented by the Honor Guard of VFW Post 6975. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to King College Alumni Association, Advancement Office, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or to the Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening at Blevins Funeral Home. The family wishes to express thanks to Dr. John Green, Betty and Preston Hawthorne, pharmacists Pat and Jamie, and Danny and Matt Arnold. Arrangements especially for Mr. Blevins have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Lynda Y. Boggs
LEBANON - A private funeral service for Lynda Sue Yates Boggs will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, in the Lebanon Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Musick and the Rev. Tom Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations are being made to Lighthouse Ministries, Route 1, Box 377 J5, Castlewood,VA 24224. Contributions will go toward a mission medical clinic in her name.
Mrs. Boggs, 59, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at the Russell County Medical Center.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the Boggs family.
GLADE SPRING - Mrs. Margaret Caywood died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon.