Lillian M. Campbell
MEADOWVIEW - The funeral service for Mrs. Lillian Campbell will be conducted Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at 1 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Katye Fox officiating.
Pallbearers will be Craig Kendrick, Milton Maiden, Danny Ray Gregory, Joe Carter, Clyde McCracken and Danny Ryan.
Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Mrs. Campbell, 87, passed away Friday, April 12, 2002, at home.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Campbell.
LOVELAND, Colo. - Joanne Carriera, 44, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Akard Funeral Home at a later date.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the Carriera family at email@example.com.
Robin S. Compton
LEBANON - Funeral services for Robin Nadine Salyers Compton will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tim Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Salyers Family Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Compton, 36, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, in Russell County Medical Center.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Compton.
NORTON - Burchel Cowden, 79, departed this life and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 13, 2002.
He was a charter member of the Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church for more than 40 years, where he served as a deacon, superintendent of Sunday School, Sunday School teacher and song leader. He had also previously served on the Executive Board of the Freewill Baptist Church Conference.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the 131st Artillery Division during World War II. He received four major battle stars, the Purple Heart and various other medals. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4301 and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 56.
Surviving: his loving wife of 56 years, Anna R. Cowden, Norton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Jeannie Cowden and Ronnie and Billie Jean Cowden, all of Norton; daughter, Shirley Stidham, Norton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Avery Hill, Burlington, N.C., and Lynne and Tim Pritchard, Coeburn; one granddaughter, Kayla Cowden; seven grandsons, Brad and Milford Stidham, Lee Martin Bowling, Aaron and Dusty Cowden and Alex and Jaden Pritchard; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Janie Ramey, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ralph McFarland officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by NortonVFW Post 4301 and Wise DAV Chapter 56. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton is serving the Cowden family.
N.G. Sparger Cross
Graveside services for Nellie "Billie" Sparger Cross will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at National Cemetery with Pastor James Norris officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her friends and the neighbors at Fort Shelby. E-mail condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralhome.net
Mrs. Cross, 81, of 400 Shelby St., Apartment 407, Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas B. Davis Sr.
ABINGDON - The committal service for Mr. Thomas B. Davis Sr. will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Forest Hills with military honors by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Those wishing to attend the service may gather at the church by 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the elders and deacons of First Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Abingdon Youth Ministry, 185 Old Jonesboro Road, Abingdon, VA 24210.
Mr. Davis, 81, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Davis.
Clarence E. Dishner Jr.
Funeral services for Clarence Eugene Dishner will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2002, in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Olson, Allen Skeens, Rex Cullop, Richard Arnold, David Beverly, Gene Morrell, Edgar Brown, Ervin Haynie and David Fuller. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 521, Johnson City, TN 37604, or the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, TN 37617. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Dishner, 80, of 705 Weise St., Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, April 11, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Dishner.
Stephen T. Edwards
Funeral services for Officer Stephen Troy Edwards will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Pealer officiating, assisted by Rev. Sam Haynes. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery conducted by Bristol Virginia Police Honor Guard. Pallbearers include Officer Steven Crawford, Officer David Slagle, Officer Chris Marshall, Sgt. Jason Wood, Sgt. John Austin, Lt. Daryl Milligan, Capt. Andy Kristofek and Lt. Maynard Ratcliff. Honorary pallbearers include members of Bristol Virginia Police Department, members of Bristol Tennessee Police Department, members of Bristol Virginia Sheriff's Department, members of Bristol Virginia Fire Department and staff of Sugrical Intensive Care Unit, Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Officer Edwards, 32, of 420 Wagner St., Bristol, Va., died Friday, April 12, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
HURLEY, Va. - Audrey Griffey, 74 years of age, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2002, in Clinch Valley Medical Center, Richlands. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy.
MOUNT CARMEL - Louise Jeanette Hale passed away Saturday night, April 13, 2002, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Sullivan County, where she had lived in Bristol for 55 years while living in Mount Carmel the past 11 years. She attended Bethel Apostolic Church in Kingsport.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jonah and Laura Sells Eller.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Roy B. Hale; a daughter, Sharon Hale of Bristol, Tenn.; a son, Donald Hale and his wife, Carolyn, of Bluff City; two grandchildren, Allison Hale and Jeremy Hale; four sisters, Elizabeth Dishner and her husband, Bill, of Mount Carmel, Sue Johnson of Baltimore, Carol Gillenwater and her hsuband, J.C., of Mount Carmel, Janice Simpson of White Top, Tenn., along with several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2002, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Garland Tipton and Rev. Fred Byington officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Forest Hills Cemetery in Abingdon by Rev. Garland Tipton and Rev. Fred Byington. Pallbearers will be Ted Osborne, Rick Collins, Rick Price, Rick Osborne, Ted Collins and Tommy Williams. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at email@example.com. Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the family of Louise Hale.
Mark Allen Harris
SALTVILLE - Mr. Mark Allen Harris, 44, died Friday, April 12, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was preceded in death by his father, J.R. Harris, and was employed at Emory & Henry College.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret Keene Harris of Saltville; sister, Shirley Walls of Saltville; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Bobby Louthian of West Carrolton, Ohio.; brother, Eugene Harris of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Barry Harris of Monroe, N.C.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Janet Harris of Cleveland, Tenn., and Larry and Laneta Harris of Monroe; aunt and uncle, Ruth and Lloyd Russell of Marion; aunt, Agnes Keene of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2002, at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Surber officiating. Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Monday prior to services.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is serving the family.
John Dane Kelley
CLINTWOOD - John Dane Kelley, 48, passed away at the home of his sister, Barbara Childress, Saturday, April 13, 2002.
A lifelong resident of Dickenson County, he was the son of the late Calvin and Myrtle Stanley Kelley. He was a 1973 graduate of Clintwood High School and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene and Sue Kelley, Clintwood, and Jimmy and Henrietta Kelley, Clintwood; and five sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Richard Childress, Clintwood, Dollie Webb, Clintwood, Betty Kelley, Big Stone Gap, Va., Juanita Seal, Newport News, Va., and Ruby and J.C. Phipps, Clintwood. Also surviving are a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Clintwood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lester Mullins officiating. Burial will follow at the Stanley Family Cemetery, Route 3, Clintwood. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Monday evening at the Clintwood Funeral Home, where a song service will be held at 7 p.m.
Clintwood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Phyllis S. Lester
CEDAR BLUFF - Mrs. Phyllis Ann Shelton Lester, 54, of the Baptist Valley section of Route 1, pased away Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Tazewell Heritage Hall Nursing Home following a brief illness.
Born on Dec. 2, 1947, in Tazewell County, Va., she was the daughter of the late George and Mable Proffitt Shelton.
In addition to her parents, two brothers, Otis Shelton and Walter Shelton; and one sister, Hazel Shelton Keen, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Lester attended the Open Door Community Church at Baptist Valley, Va.
Mrs. Lester is survived by her husband, Robert Lester; one daughter, Amy L. Lester of the home; one sister, Louise Hess VanDyke and husband Roscoe; three brothers, Cecil Shelton of Keen Mountain and friend, Ruth Blankenship of Garden Creek, Va., Herman Shelton and wife Valarie of Mansfield, Ohio, and William Shelton and wife Lela of Bellville, Ohio; four special nephews: Kenneth Wayne Hess of Granite Falls, N.C., Ricky Allen Hess of Went Worth, Ga., William Gregory Hess of Richlands and Victor Todd Hess of Granite Falls; two special nieces, Skeeter Hess Sizemore of Cleveland, Va., and Carol Hess Raypole of Bainbridge, Ohio; and one very special great-nephew, Steven Gregory Jackson also survives.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Charlie McGlothlin and Rev. Grady McGlothlin officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery at Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be Steven Jackson, Roscoe VanDyke, James Sizemore, Gene Mosley, Gary Nipper and Gary Mosley.
The family will receive friends at the SingletonFuneral Service in Cedar Bluff from 6-9 p.m. Monday. Singleton Funeral Service at Cedar Bluff is serving the Lester Family.
Laura B. Lewis
ABINGDON - Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Bellamy Lewis, 70, died Sunday morning at Valley Health Care in Chilhowie. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Thomas Lewis, and her husband, Samuel Paul Lewis. Mrs. Lewis was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by two daughters, Lena Mae of Abingdon and Ruth Anne Stroupe and her husband Stephen C. Stroupe of Wytheville; two sons, Jessie Wayne Lewis and his wife Daphne of Saltville and Paul Odell Lewis and his wife, Judy of Marion; one brother, Scott Bellamy of Abingdon; three sisters, Dorothy White, Collinsville, Va., Nancy Jones, Abingdon, and Bertha Henderson, Martinsville, Va.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, 2002, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Jeff Wallace officiating. Entombment will follow the service. The family will receive friends from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday at Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Lewis.
James Edward Long
JOLO, W.Va. - James Edward Long, 80 years of age, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2002, in Clinch Valley Medical Center, Richlands. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy.
Jack McPherson Sr.
The family of Jack Cowan McPherson Sr. will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday in Old Spring Presbyterian Church, where a memorial service will follow conducted by Dr. Errol Rohr and Dr. Andrew Spence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, Tenn., or the Building Fund of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 280 Cold Spring Church Road, Bristol, Tenn
Mr. McPherson, 78, of 307 Hoot Owl Hollow, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, April 13, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. J. Charlie Monk Jr.
JOHNSON CITY - Rev. J. Charlie Monk Jr., 84, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol. He was born in Erwin, Tenn., a son of the late James Charlie and Fannie Mae Toney Monk. In 1938, he graduated from Unicoi County High School. He received his bachelor of arts degree in Bible from Bob Jones College, Cleveland, Tenn., in 1942. Upon graduation he served as assistant pastor of First Baptist Church, Basset, Va., for four years. He then moved to Brinson, Ga., where he pastored for two years. Rev. Monk then moved to High Point, N.C., and served as pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church for 39 years. He retired from the church in North Carolina and came to Bristol in 1990. Soon after his arrival he became pastor of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, where he served until 1997. Once again he retired, but soon he accepted the position as interim pastor of Paperville Baptist Church, Bristol, Tenn., where he served until March 3, 2002. In 1944, he was married and celebrated 57 years of marriage on Thanksgiving, 2001. Rev. Monk is survived by his wife, Ilene Pennington Monk; two daughters, Charlene F. Monk of Pensacola, Fla., and Priscilla J. Moore of Johnson City; a grandson, Derek K. Moore of Johnson City; a brother, Paul C. Monk, and his wife Helen, of Erwin; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 Wednesday evening at Euclid Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Jones, pastor of the church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Ron Chapman of Brentwood Baptist Church, High Point, and Dr. Reggie Weems of Heritage Baptist Church in Johnson City. The family will receive friends from 5 o'clock until 7:15 Wednesday evening prior to the service at the church.
The committal service and interment will be at 11 o'clock Thursday morning in Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin with Rev. Kevin Watson of Raceway Ministries, Bristol, Tenn., officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews Clark Duncan, Mark Foster, Douglas Treadway, Louis Latham, Paul Latham, W. Don Pennington, W. Fred Pennington Jr. and Norm S. Pennington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Brentwood Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 815, High Point, NC 27261, or Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, 900 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201.
Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements especially for Rev. Monk have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Johnie Mae Moore
BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Johnie Mae Moore, 88, departed this life Friday, April 12, 2002, at 3:58 a.m. at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Facility in Duffield, Va.
She was born July 6, 1913, in Wetumpka, Ala., to the late John and Fannie Saxton. Johnie was married to the late John Moore. She became a Christian at an early age. She was united with First Baptist Church of Big Stone Gap, where she served as a member of the Missionary Society, Fellowship Club, kitchen committee, hospitality committee and choir. She was a charter member of Sweet Beulah Chapter No. 94, Order of Eastern Star, until her illness forced her to become inactive. Due to failing health, she became a resident of Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Facility, where she attracted new friends with her warm and loving personality. However, she never lost the love for her home and friends in Big Stone Gap.
She leaves to cherish her memories: two brothers, John W. Saxton Jr. and wife, Theresa, Burtonsville, Md., and Arthur L. Saxton and wife Genella, Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren, Cassandra, Portia, Lucinda, Todd, Kyle and Grady Selma, all of Inkster, Mich.; 16 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday in the Holding Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Sandra Jones and Rev. Charles Milbro officiating. Burial will follow in Oakview Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Holding Funeral Home is in charge.
Willie B. Nunn Sr.
Committal services for Willie B. Nunn Sr. will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends and family. E-mail condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralhome.net
Mr. Nunn, 64, of 216 Haddon St., Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, April 12, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Ray O'quinn
COEBURN - Joseph Ray O'quinn, 20, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A native of Dickenson County, he was a son of Elder Danny and Priscella Rife O'quinn. He was a 1999 graduate of Ervinton High School, was of the Baptist faith and employed with Mullican Hardwood Floor Plant.
In addition to his parents, survivors include a daughter, Sonya Lee Abigail O'quinn; a brother, Danny, and wife Leanna O'quinn of Abingdon; paternal grandparents, Ulan and Helen O'quinn of Haysi; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Evelyn Rife of Dismal, Va.; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Elders Buford Brooks, James Gannon, Barry Lucus and Curtis Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in the O'quinn Family Cemetery, Sandy Ridge, Va. Pallbearers will be Andrew Yates, Phillip Yates, Gabriel Yates, Chetric Rife, Rodney O'quinn, Nicholas O'quinn and Michael Salyers. Friends may call at Haysi Funeral Home on Monday, April 15, after 5 p.m., where an evening service will be held at 6 p.m.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.