Georgia 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, 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 Taylor, Kate Luster and Nina Rhinehardt, all of Bluff City; three grandchildren, Doug Messimer of Salem, Ohio, Theresa Aubrey and Debbie Messimer, both of Elizabethton; and three great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Messimer will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, from the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel with ministers Bob Robinson and Richard Kirkland officiating. Music by Crossroads Christian Church, Gray, Tenn. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 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. 2, 2002, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City. 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.
Judy H. Nagata
BLUFF CITY - Mrs. Judy E. Holt Nagata, 55, of 651 Weaver Branch Road died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at her residence.
Mrs. Nagata was a native of Bluff City and had lived in Hawaii for 13 years before returning to Bluff City in 1991 to make her home. She was a daughter of Lena Myrtle Eads Holt of Bluff City and the late John Wesley Holt Sr. She was a cosmetologist and of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her father and a brother, John Wesley Holt Jr.
Survivors other than her mother include her husband of 19 years Paul S. Nagata of the home. Two daughters, Rebecca Thomas of Honolulu, Hawaii and Misty Hardin of Elizabethton; a stepson, Paul Nagata Jr of Honolulu; three sisters, Linda Black of Waldorf, Md., and Kathy Hensely and Janet Rasnick, both of Bluff City; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Kathy Holt of Bluff City; three half-brothers, Rodney Holt, James Holt and Michael Holt, all of Tennessee; and one half-sister, Angela H. Brinkley of Bluff City; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mrs. Nagata will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002 in Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel with Mr. Frank Black officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Sabra Smalling, soloist, and Linda Murray, pianist.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Children's Advocacy Center of Sullivan County, 266 Massengill Road, Blountville, TN 37617.
Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. Judy is at peace with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Those wishing to e-mail this family, please do so at email@example.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mae W. Nidiffer
Mae Wyatt Nidiffer, 96, of 29 Harmony Drive, Bristol, Va., died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born Oct. 21, 1906, in Jefferson City, N.C., and had made her home in the Bristol area most of her life. Mrs. Nidiffer was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather Ina and Frank Maines. She was a retired nurses aide at Bristol Memorial Hospital, and she was a member of Lynwood Bible Church. She was the widow of James Landon Nidiffer. Survivors include, daughter, Iona Roe of Bristol; son, Landy Nidiffer of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Phillip Roe and wife, Susan, Becky Salyer and husband, Danny, and Jamie Roe, all of Bristol, Karen Nidiffer of St. Simonds Islands, Ga., and Charles Nidiffer and wife, Tasha, of Jacksonville, Fla.; ex-daughter-in-law, Sherlaine; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Price and Rev. Danny Salyer officiating. The committal will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home.
Naomi G. Orr
TAYLORS VALLEY - Naomi Galliher Orr, 76, passed away Saturday, Nove. 30, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was a native of Washington County and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Ann Parsons Yates. In her early years, Naomi was employed as an elementary school teacher working in Damascus and Glade Spring. In 1948, she moved with her husband, Homer D. Galliher, to Mansfield, Pa., where together they worked on the family farm and raised two children. Always outgoing, Naomi was active in the Mansfield Business and Professional Women's Association, North Elk Run Grange, and several groups as part of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples.
During the 1970s, Naomi returned to the work force as a medical secretary for North Penn Health Center. In 1981, after the death of her first husband, she returned to her childhood home in Taylors Valley, where she was an active member of Taylors Valley Church of Christ. A Virginia girl at heart, she loved spending time on the Creeper Trail and arranging community events such as the annual Fourth of July parade. The 1990s were wonderful years for Naomi, as two granddaughters were born, and she was blessed with love for a second time when she met and married John S. Orr. Their brief time together was filled with travel and great adventures with their large extended family. Naomi touched many lives and will be greatly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, other relatives and a countless number of friends.
She is survived by her husband, John S. Orr; one daughter, Patti McKelvey and her husband, Larry, of Angel Fire, N.M.; one son, Mick Galliher and his wife, Linda, of Williamsport, Pa.; four stepsons, Glen E. Orr of Destin, Fla., Allen M. Orr of Abingdon, Dale E. Orr of Damascus and Thomas B. Orr of South Bend, Ind.; one brother, John Yates of Taylors Valley; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002 in Taylors Valley Church of Christ with Mr. Maurice Widener and Mr. Harley Farmer, ministers, officiating. Entombment will follow at Knollkreg Memorial Park Mausoleum in Abingdon. Pallbeareres will be Greg Yates, Timmy Yates, Bob Yates, James Yates, Max Stout and Johnny Yates. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Slagle, Eugene Moretz, Paul A. Yates and James Richardson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Taylors Valley Church of Christ, P. O. Box 143, Damascus, VA 24236. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 at Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus. 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. Orr.
Funeral services for J.L. Peltier 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.
Mr. Peltier, 75, of Bristol Virginia passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002.
Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home.
David N. Rhea
ROCKFORD, Tenn. - David Norman Rhea Sr., 51, of 3716 Tammy Circle died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at home. He was born Aug. 25, 1951, in Bristol and had made his home in Rockford since 1976. He was the son of the late George Rhea and Louise Hensley. He was employed with Diversified Technology, was a member of the Sky Ranch Flight Club and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Connie Riner Rhea; son, David Rhea Jr.; sister, Shannon Harkleroad and husband, Richard; loyal companion "Soophie"; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002 at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Wheeler officiating with military honors conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. Pallbeareres will be David Rhea Jr., Harvey Riner, Jame B. Casaday Jr., Loodie Booher, Bobby Wheeler and Claude Wingo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel.
Jimmie C. Stanley
ABINGDON - A funeral service for Jimmie C. Stanley 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. 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.
Mr. Stanley, 70, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at the home of relatives.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mr. Stanley.
Vernell Hughes Trent
The funeral service for Vernell Hughes Trent will be conducted at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Condolences may be sent via email to email@example.com.
Mr. Trent, 89, of Bristol Virginia, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Green Bay, Wis.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Trent have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Joyce B. Wallace
JOHNSON CITY - Joyce Barr Wallace, 62, of 318 Cretsinger Road, Shady Valley, Tenn., passed away, Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. She was a native of Taylors Valley, Va., but had made her home in Shady Valley for several years. She was a daughter of the late Fred and Verna Richardson Barr. Mrs. Barr was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include her husband, Howard Wallace, of the home; son Tony Wallace and fiance, Sharon McQueen, of Shady Valley, Tenn.; sister Jean Mabe and husband, Fred, of Taylors Valley; brothers Paul Barr, and wife, Geraldine, of Mountain City and Earl Barr and wife, Gloria, Opelika, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Joyce Barr Wallace will be held at 8 p.m., Sunday from Shady Valley Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tom Peake to officiate. Pallbearers will be Christopher Garland, Larry Wallace, Charles Wallace, Donald Fletcher, Tom Hubbard and Roger Morrison. Honorary pallbearers will be doctors and nurses of Johnson City Medical Center, Dr. Ross, Ed Ball, Eddie Widener, Stacey Greer, James Richardson and Pastor Reecy Widener. Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, from Blevins Cemetery, Shady Valley.
The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Friends may call at the residence, 318 Cretsinger Road, Shady Valley, anytime.
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Virgie K. Wilson
CHILHOWIE - Virgie Frances Keesee Wilson, 69, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion.
She had worked in the Head Start program of Mt. Capp for more than 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Luther Ernest Keesee; her mother, Lula Virginia Sessor Keesee; and one brother, Everett Eugene Keesee.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Marshall Wilson; three sons, Charles Marshall Wilson of Marion, Roger Allen Wilson and Harold David Wilson, both of Chilhowie; six daughters, Carol Jean Wilson and Alice Jane Ritchie, both of Abingdon, and Crickett McClure, Judy Diane Shores, Evelyn Sue Poston and Sandra Wilson Blevins, all of Marion; four brothers, Ernest Keesee of Arizona, Burton "Buddy" Keesee of Gate City, Tommy Keesee of Stauton, Va., and David Keesee of Chilhowie; three sisters, Patsy Brooks of Chilhowie, Norma Shuler of Saltville and Mary Curry of Marion; eighteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Hazelwood officiating. Burial will be in Moutain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Williams Funeral Home.
Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James M. Asbury
ABINGDON - James M. Asbury, U.S. Army retired, 65, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at his home.
He was born in Amonate, Va., son of the late George W. and Lucy M. Asbury. He served in the U.S. Army for 22 years and served in both Korea and Vietnam. He was a master sergeant in the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He was retired from Clinchfield Coal Company and a member and past president of Castlewood Lions Club. He was an avid outdoorsman who taught Hunter Safety Education classes. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Quesenberry and Frances Short; and four brothers, Walter Asbury, Darrell Dexter Asbury, George Asbury Jr. and Albert C. Asbury.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sue Asbury; two daughters, Joy Slemp and husband Dale of Abingdon and Pam Asbury of Richmond; three grandchildren, Jarrod Asbury Ficklin of Richmond, Amy Cheri and Natalie Marie Slemp of Abingdon; two sisters, Amanda Shell of Cleveland, Tenn., and Mary Jane Haltom of North Tazewell, Va.; five brothers, Jessee "Bill" Asbury of Cranberry, N.J., Clinton Asbury of Abingdon, John Vance, Michael Vance and Eddie Joe Asbury, all of Tazewell; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, with full military rites by the Honor Guard from Fort Lee, Va.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 East Church Ave., Roanoke, VA 24011, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., or the charity of the giver's choice. Condolences may be sent to the Asbury family via e-mail to the funeral home. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SWORDS CREEK, Va. - Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, 86, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, in a Richlands hospital. Born July 10, 1916, in Swords Creek, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Dora Miller Dye. A lifelong resident of the Swords Creek area, she was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Truel Brown; five brothers; and five sisters.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Ruby Brown of Honaker; one sister, Exie Hale of Castlewood; one granddaughter, Donna Combs and her husband, Ronnie of Finney, Va.; two great-granddaughters, Misty Compton and her husband, Steven of Gray, Tenn., and Tiffany Musick and her husband, Jacob of Abingdon; one great-great-grandson, Benjamin Isaac Compton of Gray; special caretakers, Joann Brown, Mary Brown, Ronnie and Sharon Dye and Danny and Ellen Dye; special nieces, Shirley Brown, Wilma Keen, Connie Richardson and Wanda Richardson; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Jim Richardson, Rev. Daniel Richardson and Rev. Kenny Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va.
Pallbearers will be Danny Brown, Roger Brown, Ronnie Dye, Danny Dye, Tivis Brown, Bill Brown and Cecil Dye.
Charles A. Carter
SALTVILLE - Mr. Charles A. Carter, 61, died at his home Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002. He was a former employee of American Furniture and Bristol Compressors. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Carter; a brother, Carl; and a sister, Betty.
Survivors: his wife, Joyce "Cookie" Carter, Saltville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Becky Carter, Marion and Ronnie and Mary Beth Carter, Saltville; one daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Shane Crisp, Saltville; mother, Bessie Carter, Saltville; five brothers, Billy, James, Tommy, Butch and Robert Carter, all of Saltville; three sisters, Linda McGhee, Mary McGhee and Carolyn South, all of Saltville; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Elizabeth Cemetery with Rev. Bob Surber officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home is serving the family.
Bertha P. Combs
HONAKER - Mrs. Bertha Presley Combs, 89, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in a Richlands hospital. Born March 26, 1913, in Buchanan County, Va.,. she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Lester Presley. She had lived all of her life in the Council area before moving to Honaker in 1998. She was a charter member of the Tiller Town Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Combs; one son, Clarence Presley; seven brothers; and five sisters. In her generation, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Darrol Harris of Bee, Va., and Phyllis and Jerry Harris of Route 2, Honaker, Va.; one son, Eugene Presley of Honaker; four grandsons, Douglas Harris, Wayne Harris, Ricky Harris and Christopher Harris; one granddaughter, Melissa Presley; four great-grandchildren; and special caretaker, Mildred Smith.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Tiller Town Free Will Baptist Church at Council, Va., with Rev. Kyle Ratliff and Rev. Roy Lee Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Frank Smith Cemetery on Big A Mountain, Va.
Pallbearers will be grandsons; sons-in-law, and Roger Presley.
Friends may call at the Tiller Town Free Will Baptist Church after 7 p.m. Wednesday and at any time Thursday.
Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Richard B. Dorton
POUND, Va. - Funeral services for Richard Brian "Richie" Dorton will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Randy Miller and the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Hensley Addington Cemetery.
Mr. Dorton, 34, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. .
The Dorton family is being served by Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton.
Ronald L. Dotson Sr.
BLOUNTVILLE - Ronald L. Dotson Sr., 70, of 523 Camp Placid Road, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at his residence. He was the son of the late Ray and Willie Mae Pittsenbarger Dotson and had spent most of his life in the Bristol area. He was a former machine operator at Virginia Woodworking Company and was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Camper Dotson; one brother; and five sisters.
Survivors include: children, Ronnie Dotson Jr. and wife Florence of Bristol Tennessee; Bo Dotson and wife Beverly of Chattanooga, Tenn., Beth Adkins and husband Mark of Piney Flats, Tenn., Susan Overcast and husband Rob of Hubert, N.C., Becky Nickels and husband Jim of Bristol Tennessee, and Amy Walker and husband David of Laurel, Miss.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Lowell Dotson and wife Nancy of Bluff City; sisters, Faye Johnson of Brandon, Fla., and Ida Mae Hampton of Mountain City, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Nancy Godsey and husband Joe, and Billie N. Camper; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Susong Cemetery with Rev. Dwight Shaffer officiating. A procession of family and friends will leave the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday. Pallbearers will be family. Honorary pallbearers include, Leroy Arwood, Willard Guillion, David Williams, Jackie Cotter, Perry Johnson, "Freeman", friends at Virginia Woodworking and Joseph Godsey Jr. Military honors will be presented by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Imogene T. Gillespie
MARION - Imogene Tilson Gillespie, 75, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was retired from Southwestern State Hospital and was preceded in death by her husbands, Lem Tilson, Elza Roop and Jake Gillespie. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Roscoe Bise and Susie and Wayne Burkett, all of Marion; five grandchildren, Michael Burkett and wife, Melinda, Charles Bise, Tina Morris and husband Danny, Becky Thomas and husband, Jeff and Kenny Burkett and wife Kathleen; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Allene Roop of Bristol Virginia, Nellie Smith and Goldie Carpenter, both of Marion. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Gillespie Family.
Melba Heiner Gold
KINGSPORT - Melba Heiner Gold, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 9, quietly in her sleep at her home.
Mrs. Gold was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family and friends lovingly knew her as Grandma Gold.
Born in Morgan, Utah, she had resided in Abingdon for 47 years before moving to Kingsport in 1999. Mrs. Gold graduated from Utah State Agricultural College with a degree in education. She taught elementary school in Weber County, Utah, and at Abingdon Elementary School, where she warmly touched the lives of many school age children. After retirement from public schools, she continued to teach as a volunteer in the Highlands Educational Literacy Program in Abingdon, served as a volunteer at Johnston Memorial Hospital and Barter Theater in Abingdon, and later as a volunteer at Holston Elementary School in Blountville until early this year.
She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she was actively involved in all aspects of church life. She served as a visiting teacher, Sunday School teacher, primary president, Relief Society president and Family History Center worker. She married Sherman F. Gold in the Logan, Utah Temple July 26, 1940.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, Sherman F. Gold; two brothers, Sydney H. Heiner and Clifton Wesley Heiner; and an infant sister, Betty Heiner of Morgan, Utah.
Surviving are two sisters, Louise Anderson, Ogden, Utah, and Marilyn Mecham, Salt Lake City, Utah; two sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Faye Gold, Kingsport and Dirk and Isabel Gold, Waynesboro, Va.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Alice Kay and Boyd Alder, Santa Clara, Calif., Rosemary and Ray Rawlins, Saratoga Springs, Utah; Janie and Phil Nelson, Walnut Creek, Calif., and Julie and Newell Wright, Bridgewater, Va.; 24 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13 Heritage Drive, Bristol, Va. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the church with Bishop William Whitlock and Bishop LeGrande Boyer officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Sherman and Melba Gold Memorial Scholarship Fund, Abingdon High School, 705 Thompson Drive, Abingdon, Va., or the Perpetual Education Fund, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 100 Canongate Road, Kingsport, TN.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Gold.
Katherine B. Graybeal
Funeral services for Katherine "Kathy" Bray Graybeal will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, in the Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. David Stancil officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family of Mrs. Graybeal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Graybeal, 60, of Bristol Tennessee, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at her home.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Graybeal.