Gladys L. Clark
Gladys Louise Clark, 81, of 311 Reservoir St., Bristol, Va., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Bristol Nursing Home. She was a daughter of the late George O. and Catherine Crusenberry Moore and was a lifelong resident of Bristol. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie; and a son, Ronnie.
Survivors include her husband, Emory J. Clark; a son, Larry Clark of the home; four sisters, Helen Tallman of Bristol Tennessee, who was Gladys' best friend, Hazel Rhymer of Bristol Tennessee, Ruth Clark of Mosheim,Tenn., and Kathleen Hashbarger of Bristol Tennessee; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Paul Brown officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7 Friday evening. Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Clark have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
VANSANT - Carl Coleman, 82, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, in Buchanan General Hosptial. Born in Buchanan County on June 8, 1920, he was the son of the late Robert Coleman and Sylvia Owens Coleman, a U.S.Air Force World War II veteran, a member of American Legion Post 164, retired coal miner, member of UMWA, was the former owner and operator of Coleman's Discount Store, Vansant, and attended Big Prater Primitive Baptist Church.
Mr. Coleman was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Baldridge; four sisters; and four brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Edith Nell Boyd Coleman of Vansant; four daughters, Ruth Ann Fuller of Vansant, Mary Sue Crigger of Yukon, W.Va., Deborah Lynn Stiltner of Maxie, Va., and Tammy D. Tiller of Vansant; and one sister, Leenell Burks of Swords Creek, Va. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral servcies will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Ezra Davis Jr. and Elder Landon Colley officiating. Burial will follow in Coleman Cemetery on Leemaster, Vansant.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by John Ratliff Post 164 of the American Legion.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday. Evening service will be held Friday at 7 p.m.
The family of Carl Coleman is being served by Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy.
Nell L. Fields
CASTLEWOOD - The funeral service for Nell L. Fields will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Lester Sexton officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Fields, of Route 2, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.
Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the family of Mrs. Fields.
CEDAR BLUFF - Mr. Winston (Curly) Fouch, 59, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, in a Kingsport hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in Tazewell County, he was the son of the late Woodard and Oma Akemon Fouch. He was a retired welder with C & L Battery. He was a member of the Tazewell County Sportsman Club and was of the Methodist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Stevens and Shirley Jewell; and four brothers, Beckner, Carson and Curt Fouch and Renos Hollins.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jamie Lynn Shinall Fouch; one son, James Winston Fouch of the home; four daughters, Angela Marie Mitchem of Dayton, Ohio, Tara Ja'Mil Lawson of Raleigh, N.C., Te'Anna Lynn Laney of Bristol Tennessee, and He'Lana Leigh Fouch of the home; three brothers, Arwood Hollins of Orlando, Fla., Walter Hollins of Felicity, Ohio and Arnold Fouch of Cedar Bluff; and two sisters, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Cornett of Lebanon and Lorene Bostic of Rosedale, Va.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va., with Rev. Aldie Allen officiating. Pallbearers will be James Bass, Dean Casey, Gregory Casey, Roger Casey, Nathan Witt, Clayton Wayne Casey and David Bales.
The family will receive friends at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff from 6-9 p.m. Friday.
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is serving the Fouch family.
Delbert C. Goetzinger
SUGAR GROVE, Va. - Delbert Clifford Goetzinger, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Richardson Goetzinger. He was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Dedham, Iowa, to the late Anton and Martha Mauer Goetzinger. Mr. Goetzinger was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army as a master sergeant during the Korean conflict. He was a dairy farmer in Smyth County for more than 50 years. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, H.C. and Olyvia Goetzinger and Bill and Charlotte Goetzinger, all of Sugar Grove; one stepdaughter and husband, Doris and Jeff Ratliff of Speedwell, Va.; four grandchildren, Matilda Brewer of Morganton, N.C., and Michael, Kayla and Charlie Goetzinger, all of Sugar Grove; three sisters, Jeanette Hagedorn of Omaha, Neb., Darlene Hatchett of Pleasant Hills, Iowa, and Betty Klocke of Carroll, Iowa; one brother, Bill Goetzinger of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Price officiating. Burial will follow at Hutton-Cox Cemetery, Sugar Grove, where military rights will be conducted by Francis MarionVFW Post 4667. The family received friends Thursday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Flowers will be appreciated or contributions may be made to Hutton-Cox Cemetery, c/o R.G. Shupe, 5873 Sugar Grove Highway, Sugar Grove, VA 24374 or to Sugar Grove Life Saving Crew, c/o Carol Choate, 788 Teas Road, Sugar Grove, VA 24375. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Goetzinger family.
Delmar H. Helms
BLOUNTVILLE - A military graveside service for Delmar H. Helms will be conducted by American Legion Post 3/265 on Friday at 11 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandson, Joshua Helms, and friends of the family. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Wellmont Hospice House of Bristol, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or to First Baptist Church of Blountville, 3358 Highway 126, Blountville, TN. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to email@example.com.
Mr. Helms, 72, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Bristol Wellmont Hospice House following an extended illness. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Helms family.
Harry G. Hively
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Harry Gene Hively, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Los Robles Medical Center.
A native of Memphis and a retired U.S. Air Force officer, he was the son of the late Alexander and Lee Hively. A brother, Charles Hively preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Gordon Stuart Hively, formerly of Bristol; a son, Steven, his wife, Marsha, and their children, Alec, John and Mackenzie, all of Camarillo, Calif.; a daughter, Sheryl, her husband, Doug, and their children, Deanne and Darien of Sebastian,Fla.; sisters Frances Wimsett of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Alice Christopher of Germantown, Tenn.; and a brother-in-law, Keith Christopher of Germantown.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, in Shelby Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Paul Hamilton Fuller IV officiating, with military honors conducted by Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or The Green Cancer Center of Scripps Clinic, 1066 N. Torrey Pines Road, LaJolla, CA 92037. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family of Mr. Hively at firstname.lastname@example.org. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Hively.
Vida B. Jenkins
ABINGDON - The funeral service for Mrs. Vida Blackburn Jenkins will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Valhalla Funeral Home and Memory Gardens in Huntsville with Dr. Michael Sadler officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family asks that all flowers be sent to Valhalla Funeral Home and Memory Gardens. Those wishing to send messages of sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
Mrs. Jenkins, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Vida Blackburn Jenkins.
Mary T. Lady
BLUFF CITY - The funeral service for Mary Elizabeth Thompson Lady will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. John Cowell officiating. Burial will follow in Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Friday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
Mrs. Lady, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at home.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Lady are being made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Sherrie B. Leonard
BLUFF CITY - The committal service and burial for Sherrie Bullock Leonard will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery. .
Mrs. Leoanrd, 35, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Leonard have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
VIRGINIA CITY, Va. - Funeral services for Harvey Marshall will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in Chapel of Love Mausoleum, Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, with the Rev. Bert Palmer officiating. The body will be taken to the mausoleum one hour before the services. Entombment will follow in Valley View Mausoleum, Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Marshall, Tommy Marshall, Bobby McReynolds and Roger Wright.
Mr. Marshall, 57, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Beecher C. Mays
CASTLEWOOD - Beecher C. Mays, 65, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at home.
He was born inVirginia City, Va., son of the late Hobart and Edna Murphy Mays. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Wells Chapel Church.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Mays; two daughters, Brenda Hammons and husband, Ray, of Lebanon and Connie Jessee of St. Paul; four sisters, Rachel McMillan and husband, Berton, of Dante, Belvia Stevens and husband, Sam, of St. Paul, Pat Hileman of St. Paul and Pearl Davis of North Carolina; three brothers, Hobart Mays Jr. and wife, Judy, of St. Paul, Bobby Mays of Castlewood and George (Daisy) Mays of Stuart, Va.; five grandchildren, Kayla, Tiffany, Brandon and Whitney Hammons and Alyssa Jessee; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Wells Chapel Church, VirginiaCity, with Rev. Teddy Phillips and Rev. John Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie Gullett, Junior Mullins, Kyle Hillman, Junior Austin, Paul Hale, Johnny Meade and Bill White.
The body will be taken to Wells Chapel Church Friday morning where the family will receive friends. Condolences may be sent to the Mays family via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John E. Moore
GRUNDY - John E. Moore, 90, of the Cow Town section passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, in Buchanan General Hospital. Born in Louisiana on March 11, 1913, he was the son of the late John Edward Moore and Fannie E. Matthews Moore. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, member of Grundy United Methodist Church, active member of Grundy Rotary Club, Willowbrook Country Club and active fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. He was an avid Virginia Tech Hokie fan and supporter of the athletic program. He was a former employee of Buchanan County Coal Corp. and had retired from United Coal Companies.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Francis Miller.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Audre Virginia Hatfield Moore of Grundy; one sister, Alice Moore of Columbia, S.C.; and one brother, Charles H. Moore of Columbia.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Grundy United Methodist Church with Reverend Paul McNalley officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park at Big Rock.
Active pallbearers will be Henry Farmer, Lee Church, Stuart Harris, Bob Dennis, Pet Williams, Willard Owens, Tom Holland and Oliver Upchurch.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Sutherland, Dr. Clint Sutherland, Jay McCallum, Edd Shortridge, Russell Belcher, Earl Dellinger, Gene Sutherland, Dennis A. Ramey, Robert (Bob) Gibson, Carl Puckett, Thomas Pruitt, Harold Trivett, Steve Hagy, George Owens, Dennis Wimmer, F.D. Robertson, Roger Powers, Alex Gibson, H.A. Street, Nick Street, Woodrow McGlothlin, James W. McGlothlin, former employees of United Coal Corp. and members of Grundy Rotary Club.
The body will be taken to Grundy United Methodist Chruch Friday evening, where friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m.
The family of John E. Moore is being served by Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy.
Willie B. Moore
Celebration of life services for Willie B. "Beardie" Moore will be held Friday at 6 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Haynes officiating. Committal services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with military honors presented by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers include Jared Whitaker, John Hogan Jr., Matt Hogan and Brad Smith. The family will receive friends Friday following the service and other times at the home of Evelyn Bray, 421 Wimberly Circle, Bristol, Tenn.
Mr. Moore, 81, of 2151 Fifth St., Bristol, Tenn., went to be with his Savior Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, after a long battle with cancer.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pearl L. Neal
OFFSET COMMUNITY - Mrs. Pearl Lee "Granny" Neal, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of and lifelong resident of Washington County and the Offset Community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Neal; a daughter, Ann Neal; and two sons, Luther Neal and Cecil Neal.
Mrs. Neal was a member of Greenwood Freewill Baptist Church and a member of Damascus Senior Citizens Center.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dewey and Wilma Neal; a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Noah Wright, all of the Offset Community; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov.22, 2002, in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Abel officiating. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Casketbearers will be Charles Dollar, Mark Baumgardner, Gene Sweet, Graham Sweet, Bud Wright, Marshall Wright and Steve Baumgardner. Honorary casketbearer will be Frank Wright. Those wishing to send messages of sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Pearl Lee Neal.
Tina G. Rush
Funeral services for Tina Garrett Rush will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Committal services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Eastern Heights Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rush, 34, of Bristol Tennessee, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ida M. Rutledge
Funeral services for Ida Mae Rutledge will be conducted at noon Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in Rooty Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Phil Kestner and Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Burial will be in Rooty Branch Cemetery.
Mrs. Rutledge, 81, of Bristol Tennessee, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Nov.20, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John H. Sargent
COEBURN - John Henry Sargent, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Norton Community Hospital in Norton.
Mr. Sargent was a retired coal miner and a native of Nora, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Evie Smith Sargent.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Edna Hall Sargent; sons Odell Sargent of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Everett Sargent of Riverview, Fla.; stepsons, William Heath of Coatsville, Pa., Eddie Mutter of White, Ga.; stepdaughters, Fances Marie Staton of Ellijay, Ga., and Deborah Carol Wells of Monticello, Ga.; sister, Edna Holbrook of Abingdon and Francis Palmer of Hampton, Va.; a grandson, Jimmy Sargent of Grove City, Ohio; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Coeburn. Visitation will be held at Estes Funeral Home on Friday after 6 p.m.
Alberta H. Smalling
The funeral service and interment for Alberta Hill Smalling will be conducted at 11 o'clock Friday morning in Glenwood Cemetery with Mr. Roy Hampton, minister, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to South Fayette Presbyterian Church or Southland Nursing Home in Peachtree City, Ga.
Mrs. Smalling, 96, formerly of Bristol Tennessee, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, in Fayetteville, Ga.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Smalling have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Dorsey L. Sproles
PINEY FLATS - Dorsey Lee Sproles, 82, went peacefully to be with his Lord at his residence Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, after an extended illness.
Dorsey is survived by his wife of 58 years, Winnie Garst Sproles of the home; daughter, Freda Lee Sproles Logsdon; grandchildren Stephen Logsdon, Patricia Clague and Ashley Logsdon; sister Juanita Walton of Kingsport; and one niece, Peggy Thomas of Elizabethton.
Calling hours will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethern. Funeral will follow at 3 p.m. at the church with Rev. Randy Ryssemus, Rev. Carlton Fuller, Dr. Richard Logsdon and Rev. Dan Case officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A flag presentation will be presented by American Legion Post 265 of Kingsport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Way of the Cross Church, 715 Sunset Drive, Johnson City. Condolence may be e-mailed to email@example.com. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Sproles family.