Anna M. Arnold
Anna Michales Arnold, 91, of 1132 1/2 Virginia Ave., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Abingdon and a daughter of the late Henry H. and Emmline Wells Michales. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Arnold; a sister; a brother; and a grandchild.
Survivors include daughters, Margaret Louise Morgan of Bristol Virginia and Janet Marie Jones of Bristol Tennessee; and sisters, Lula Cecil and Pauline Berry, both of Bristol Tennessee, and Maude Yates of Abingdon; and brother, John Michales, Abingdon. Also surviving are six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Phil Kestner and Rev. Jackie Cox officiating. Friends and neighbors will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home.
Eva P. Grant
BLUFF CITY - Eva Whitaker Pilkin Grant, 72, of 1041 Mount Holston Road, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late James and Mollie Burton Whitaker and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. She had formerly worked in the health field and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include sons, Ernie Pilkin and wife ShelChuckey,ia of Bristol Tennessee, and Randy Allen Grant and wife Linda of Chucky, Tenn.; daughter, Phyllis Grant Lingerfelt and husband Stanley of Bluff City; sisters, Billie Callahan of Bristol Tennessee, and Dorothy Warren of Bristol Virginia; brother, Charles (Buck) Whitaker; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Paul Douglass Grant; and brother, James Buddy Whitaker.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Cosby and Rev. E.W. Ely officiating. Committal services 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. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Maxine P. Hamm
CHILHOWIE - Maxine P. Hamm, 76, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, in the Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. She was the daughter of the late Walter Dewey and Mayme Lee Gollehon Pierce. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Beatrice Groseclose.
Survivors include her husband, Lee Jacob Hamm; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tami and Steve Hall, Pearisburg, Va., Robin and Phil Webb, Chilhowie; five grandchildren, Jarad, Ashley, Stephanie Hall, Phillip and Joshua Webb; two sisters, Betty Virginia Adams, Sebring, Fla., Pat Corvin, Bristol Virginia; also several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at the Mountain View Cemetery with the Reverend Don Hazelwood officiating. The family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Williams Funeral Home.
Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lueverne P. Hayes
MEADOWVIEW - Mrs. Lueverne Patillo Hayes, 48, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol Tennessee.
Lueverne was born Nov. 5, 1953, in South Hill, Va., and had resided in Meadowview for the past 23 years. She received an associate degree from Wytheville Community College and was employed with the Social Security Administration, Bristol Virginia, with many years of service.
Lueverne attended the Meadowview congregation of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Joy Patillo.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Wayne Hayes, a son, Victor Justin Hayes, and a daughter, Hope Eleanor Hayes, all of the home; her brothers, Arnold Patillo, Los Angeles, Donald Patillo, South Hill, Va., John Webb Jr., Raleigh, N.C., Bernard Patillo, Richmond; her sister, Patricia Webb, South Hill; and grandchildren, Teona Hayes and Travis Fudge Jr.
The service 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.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Hayes family.
Nell M. Hillman
GATE CITY - Nell M. Hillman, 84, of Route 2, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002.
Mrs. Hillman was born in Scott County, Va.,. on Jan. 22, 1918. She was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, William A. and Bridget Brannan Harris; granddaughter, Rebecca Lee Cox; and sister, Margaret H. Tiller.
Surviving are husband of 65 years, Harry E. Hillman, Gate City; daughters and sons-in-law, Bea and Jim Cox, Ft. Blackmore, Judy and Jim Hayden, Cedar Bluff, Saundra Hillman, Kingsport and Debra and Bill Stallard, Gate City; granddaughter and husband, Susan C. and Scott Stouffer, Beavercreek, Ohio; great-grandson, Josiah James Stouffer, Beavercreek; sister, Katherine H. Brickey, Fairfield, Iowa; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Maness and Lester Hillman, Harold and Lena Johnson and Delmer and Rachel Hillman; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Don Large and Rev. David Bannock officiating. Honorary minister will be Rev. Claude Lane. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Sunday School Class from Midway Memorial United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City.
Memorials may be made to Midway Memorial United Methodist Church or Scott County Public Library.
Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Wilbur Horne
James Wilbur Horne of Bristol Tennessee died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Blevins Funeral Home.
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.
The family will receive friends Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, from 6 until 9 p.m. at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. 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.
Leonard C. Mullins
BIRCHLEAF, Va. - Leonard Crockett "Chief" Mullins, 77, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at his home on Rakes Ridge. Born in Clinchco, Va., he was the son of the late Dewey and Creecy Mullins. Mr. Mullins was retired from Pittston Coal where he was employed as a superintendent and mine foreman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Addington Mullins; two sons, Bobby and Lilburn Thomas "Tommy" Mullins; one granddaughter, Anissa Regina Hoffer (Anissa held a very special place in her grandfather's heart); one brother, Herschel Mullins; and one sister, Beatrice Thomas.
He is survived by five children, Franklin and wife Charlotte Mullins of Haysi, Crecia Lou Rose "Pat" and her husband Roger of Bristol Virginia, Kenneth Harold "Smiley" and wife Brenda Mullins of Bristol Virginia, Sheila and her husband Greg Salyers of Richmond and Darlene and her husband Joe Hoffer of Fedscreek, Ky.; two brothers, H.D. Mullins of Clintwood and Cecil Mullins of Alexandria, Va.; three sisters, Virginia Mae Anderson of Knoxville, Rita Jo Ayers of Louisville, Ky., and Linda Gay Turner of Wise; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services 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.
The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the Mullins Funeral Home Chapel where a song service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Mullins family.
Troy C. Mullins
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Troy Cassius Mullins, 73, formerly of Blacksburg, Va., passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born on April 21, 1929, in Shelby Gap, Ky., Troy was the son of James and Sarah Potter Mullins who preceded him in death. Also preceding Troy in death was a brother, Bill Conley, and a grandson, Stephen Mullins.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Phipps Mullins; and four sons, Jimmy L. Mullins and his wife, Patricia of Charlottesville, and David T. Mullins, Edward L. Mullins and his wife, Lois, and Randall L. Mullins and his wife, Karen, all of Blacksburg. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Erin Dennis and her husband James, Katie Mullins, James R. Mullins, Scott Mullins and Amanda Mullins. Also surviving are three brothers, Gene Conley and his wife Dollie of Clintwood, Mack Conley and his wife Wanda of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Benjamin Conley and his wife Carla of Texas; and a sister-in-law, Shelby Conly of Clifton, Va.
Troy retired in 1985 after 35 years with C&P Telephone Co. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was a member of the Blacksburg Christian Church and a former member of the Blacksburg Lions Club. He served in the Air Force after World War II. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Blacksburg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with the Rev. Johnny Loughridge officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blacksburg Christian Church, 240 Watson Ave., NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060 or a charity of your choice. Friends may call any time after noon Tuesday and the family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, Blacksburg.
James M. Noonkester
Committal service for James Madison Noonkester will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the VA Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. E-mail condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralhome.net
Mr. Noonkester, 82, of 213 Stafford St., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2002.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jennings B. Noonkester
Funeral services for Jennings Bryant "J.B." Noonkester will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Rosemont Presbyterian Church with R. Alan Chapman, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Pallbearers will be members of the Adult Men's Sunday School Class and his grandson. The family requested, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rosemont Presbyterian Church, 2400 Broad St., Bristol, TN 37620.
Mr. Noonkester, 77, of 2216 Windsor Ave., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2002.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Noonkester.
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. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Akard Funeral Home.
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.
Ruby J. Phibbs
DAMASCUS - Ruby J. Phibbs, 65, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol Tennessee. She was reunited with her husband, Ralph, in heaven where they will be waiting for their girls. She was a life long resident of Washington County, Va.
She is survived by one daughter, Marjorie "Midge" Wolfe and her husband David Widener of Damascus; two granddaughters, Paula Michelle Wolfe and Khala Audrey Wolfe, both of Damascus; two sisters, Evelyn Pauley of Saltville and Lorraine Burke of Roanoke; two brothers, Henry Fields and Joe Fields, both of Abingdon; a special friend, Jack Houston of Damascus; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Mrs. Phibbs.
The funeral service for Eugene "Jean" Phipps will be conducted at 3 o'clock Monday in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Dr. Ross Dampier officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Phipps grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends for an hour before the funeral service at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Activities Department at Cambridge House, 250 Bellebrook Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail at email@example.com
Mrs. Phipps, 99, of Bristol Tennessee died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Cambridge House.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Phipps have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Susie R. Pulliam
Susie J. Reid Pulliam, 98, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Lawrenceville, Va., Aug. 26, 1904, the daughter of the late Ernest Linwood and Eva Mae Miller Reid. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Dester Pulliam; three brothers; and three sisters.
She was a graduate of National Business College in Roanoke and became a homemaker after marrying and moving to Bristol. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bristol Virginia for over 60 years. She was active in the Sunday School and WMU, which she had served as president. She was a former treasurer of the Bristol Humane Society, of which she was a member until her death.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue P. and Bob Froseth of Bluff City and Carolyn P. and Alex Harris of Bristol Tennessee; one brother, Edwin C. Reid of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express special appreciation to a number of people who compassionately cared for and ministered to her during the last five months, including Dr. David Thompson, Dr. Fred Greear, Dr. Neal Jewell and Dr. Jack Butterworth, the staff of 4 West, 2 West and 4 East at Bristol Regional Medical Center and the personnel of NHC of Bristol.
A service in celebration of Mrs. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Pulliam have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Patricia "Pat" Tillison, 56, of Bristol Tennessee, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at her home. She was a life long resident of Bristol and a daughter of the late Millard E. and Elizabeth Morelock Tillison. She worked as a nursing assistant in this area for 16 years and at Exide for nine years. She loved dogs and other animals and was gifted in ceramics and musical instruments.
She is survived by her sister, Barbara "B.J." Hinkle of Bluff City; a brother, Kenneth Tillison and his wife Bell of Bristol Virginia; a special family member, Peggy Fleenor of Bristol Tennessee; a special friend, Judy Endress of Bristol Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Monday evening at Blevins Funeral Home with Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 7:45 p.m. before the service Monday and at other times at Pat's home or at the home of her brother at 13478 Cozy Lane, Bristol, Va. The committal service and interment 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. Arrangements especially for Pat Tillison have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Leopard J. Trivett
KONNAROCK - Leopard J. "Ned" Trivett, 69, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 29, 1932, at Konnarock to William Leopard and Ollie Lefler Trivett.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Stump Trivett; four daughters, Rita Lewis, Lansing, N.C., Joyce Stamper, Whitetop, and Lisa Greer and Crystal Trivett, both of Green Cove; eight sisters, Dorothy Vannoy, Damascus, Lala Blevins and Carrie Blevins, both of Konnarock, Deanna Farmer and Ortha Taylor, both of Lansing, Jean Elmore, Thorpe, W.Va., Charlotte Fountaine, Salem, and Vivian Hayes, Chilhowie; one brother, Brack Trivett, Konnarock; and seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Whitetop Baptist Church with interment in Byars Cemetery. The Revs. Jimmy Lundy and T.A. Pennington will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the church. The family will be at the home of Lala and Grayson Blevins, Konnarock, where friends may call at any time.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, in charge of arrangements.
Clarence O. Widener
The committal service and interment for Clarence O. Widener will be conducted at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon, Sept. 16, at the graveside in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Elizabeth Carrier, 1108 Rhode Island Ave., Bristol, VA 24201.
Mr. Widener, 78, of Bristol Virginia, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at Greystone Health Care Center.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Widener have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Phyllis R. Woods
Interment for Phyllis Rutherford Woods will be 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, in Potter Cemetery, Bristol Tennessee. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family. In lieu of flowers, family request memorials be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Condolences may be made to www.weaverfuneralhome.net
Mrs. Woods, 51, of 1884 Denton Valley Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.