Charlie Parkis Hall
WISE - Charlie Parkis Hall, 79, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Norton Community Hospital, Norton.
He was a retired coal miner, former employee of Betty B. Coal Co., a peacetime veteran serving in the U.S. Army and attended the Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Etta Dingus Hall; five brothers; and two sisters.
Surviving are his wife, Katherine Whited Hall of Wise; two sons, David G. Hall and Danny L. Hall, both of Wise; three daughters, Kathy L. and husband, Dana Hurley, Barbara A. and husband Robert Bullion and Etta L. Hall, all of Wise; six brothers, Troy Hall of Ohio, Hershel Hall of El Paso, Texas, Stuart Hall of Roanoke and Homer Hall, Carl Hall and Kenneth Hall, all of Wise; eight sisters, Ruby Rossie, Irene Hibbitts, Vennice Hall and Evelyn Baker, all of Wise, Eula Lawson and Cory Dingus, both of Coeburn, Joyce Caruso of Fort Sumter, S.C., and Judy Mullins of Nashville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel, Wise, with Rev. Mike Jordan and Rev. Leroy Mullins officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hall Cemetery, Wise. The family will receive friends 5 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise.
Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, is in charge of arrangements.
Nannie S. Henderlite
DUBLIN, Va. - Nannie Emma Simmerman Henderlite, 90, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at the Highland Rehab Center, Dublin.
Born Dec. 21, 1911, in Smyth County, Va., she was the daughter of the late James Simmerman and Emma Simmerman. Her husband of 59 years, Harry Mitchell Henderlite; four brothers, Charlie, Joe, Oscar and Jimmy Simmerman; and three sisters, Anna Simmerman, Carrie Hutton and Mattie Putman also preceded her in death.
The church was the center of Nannie's life. She and Harry joined Dublin United Methodist Church on March 20, 1949.
She taught Sunday School for over 50 years and continued to teach the 4th and 5th graders until her health would not permit. She served with her husband, Harry, as UMY Counselors for more than 25 years. The youth undertook many improvement projects for the church with Nannie and Harry's guidance. She was the chair of the Altar Guild for over 30 years. Every Saturday, Nannie came to church to make sure the altar flowers were in place for Sunday worship. Many of the flowers used on the altar during the spring and summer were grown in her garden. She had a lifetime membership in the United Methodist Women. In the 50's and 60's she was a member of the Wesleyan Service Guild and served as president of this group. She was a member of the Seeker's Circle.
For over 50 years, she sang soprano in the Adult Choir. She was the founder of the Honeysuckle Garden Club, a club for the children and youth. This group met at the church. She was also president of the Federation of Garden Clubs for many years and was also a certified judge. She and her husband for many years were in charge of the New River Valley Fair Association's Flower Show.
Surviving: nephew and wife, Ernest (Junior) and Mary Lynn Hutton, Dublin; nieces, Lorraine (Penny) and Herbert (Turk) Johnson, Groseclose, Va., Nancy Catron, Baltimore, Agnes Bailey, Wellsboro, Pa., and Mary Stadler, Wellsboro; nephews, Harry Simmerman and Karen, Smith Mountain Lake, Va., Billy Simmerman, Greensboro, N.C., James Simmerman, Chesapeake, Va.,. and Trenton Simmerman, Salem, Va.; special great-niece, Lisa H. Barnette and Luther, Dublin; special great-nephew, Ernest (Tad) Hutton and Delta, Dublin; great-niece, Becky Kegley, Groseclose; great-great-niece, Emma Kegley, Groseclose; and special friends, Ola Mae Roudebush, Dublin, Ted and Bonnie Albert, Dublin, Hensel and Erma Underwood, Dublin and Gladys Weaver, Dublin.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dublin United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Travis and Rev. Bill Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Dublin United Methodist Church. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements. The family will be meeting at the home of Ernest and Mary Lynn Hutton, 5229 State Park Road, Dublin.
Dorothy Ann Humpf
JOHNSON CITY - Dr. Dorothy Ann Humpf, 42, 1502 Chickees St., died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Sellersville, Pa., she was the daughter of Greg J. and Ruth Ann Mitchell Humpf of Frackville, Pa. She was a graduate of Penn State University and received doctorates in anthropology and demography. Dr. Humpf received her B.A. in anthropology in May 1982, M.A. in anthropology in August 1984, and a dual degree Ph.D. in anthropology and demography in May, 1955. She was employed by the State Historic Preservation Office in Harrisburg, Pa., from 1990-1995; then was later employed as Ft. Campbell, Kentucky Cultural Resources Manager from 1995-1999. Dr. Humpf was a member of Society for American Archeologists, Eastern Archeological Conference, Tennessee Council of Professional Archeologists, Cumberland River Archeological Society, Tennessee River Archeological Society and Kentucky Organization of Professional Archeologists. Upon moving to Johnson City, she taught at East Tennessee State University as assistant professor of anthropology. She loved cats and reading.
In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Robert E. Dietz of the home; a sister, Carol A. Bruno of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two brothers, David A. Humpf of Sault St. Marie, Mich., and Patrick J. Humpf of Albuquerque; and several aunts and uncles also survive.
The memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Stout Hall, Lake Street on East Tennessee State University Campus, Johnson City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Dorothy Humpf Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o ETSU Foundation, P.O. Box 70732, Johnson City, TN 37614.
Words of sympathy may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, (423)610-7171.
NORTON - James David Hunsucker, 38, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at his home on Guest River Road. He was a 1982 graduate of J.J. Kelly High School in Wise and was a carpenter and painter by trade. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and various outdoor activities. He was preceded in death by his father, Bishop L. Hunsucker; and his grandparents, Banner and Sophie Jones and John and Mindie Hunsucker.
Surviving are mother and stepfather, Jo Ann and Gary Jessee, Wise; brother, John Hunsucker, Gainesville, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Yvette and Steve Spivey, Wesley Chapel, Fla.; stepsister and husband, Marcie and Richard Mullins, Fredericksburg, Va.; stepbrother and wife, Eric and Tina Jessee, Fredericksburg; niece, Kendra Spivey; and nephew, Cody Spivey.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Milgram officiating. Burial will follow in the Hunsucker Family Cemetery, Route 2, Wise. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are provided through Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton.
Elmer C. Jones Jr.
GATE CITY - Elmer C. (Skip) Jones Jr., 47, of Route 4, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
He was born in Kingsport on May 23, 1955. He was a graduate of Gate City High School and member of the 1970 Gate City High School State Championship football team. He was previously employed by Begley Coal and Construction as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Jones was of the Methodist faith.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Kathleen Jones.
Surviving are his father, Elmer C. Jones Sr. and mother, Christine Blackburn Jones, Gate City; son, Kyle Blake Jones, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Jennifer Jones, Gate City and Richard and Sherrie Jones, Bristol Virginia; one niece, Katie Jones, Gate City; two nephews, Aaron and Ryan Jones, Bristol Virginia; exceptional friend, Rick Begley, Gate City; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Calling hours are any time after 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Colonial Funeral Home and any time at the residence.
Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Porter, Rev. Gene Stallard and Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.
Burial will be at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mildred Lousie McKamey
Mildred Louise McKamey, 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City. She was born in Johnson City, a daughter of the late William and Bell Densmore Pickle and had lived most of her life in Piney Flats. She was the widow of Lyle McKamey, was a member of Piney Flats United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Utopia Lodge of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son, William H. "John" McKamey of Piney Flats; two sisters, Kathleen Martin of Bristol and Addie McInturff of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 Wednesday evening in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Laura Razor, Rev. Mack Houston and Rev. Virgel Booher officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5 until 7:15. The committal service and burial will be at 10:30 Thursday morning in Shell Cemetery in Piney Flats. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Martin, Gary Massengill, Wallace Scott and C.P. Young; and nephews, Bill Feathers, Larry McInturff, Steve McInturff, Gary McKamey and Ben Slate. Memorial contributions may be sent to Shell Cemetery, c/o Keith Price, 336 Kings Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686, or to Piney Flats United Methodist Church, Shell Cemetery Fund, 355 Piney Flats Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. . Arrangements especially for Mrs. McKamey have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
James Eurcle Owens
VANSANT, Va. - James Eurcle Owens, 66 years of age, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in the Clinch Valley Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, Va.
E. Faye Booher Pierce
E. Faye Booher Pierce, 55, of Bristol Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Born on Dec. 14, 1946, in Bristol Virginia, a daughter of Jack L. Booher of Bristol Tennessee, she has resided in this area her entire life.
Mrs. Pierce was a homemaker and a member of the Kingsway Baptist Church.
She received her associates of arts degree at Virginia Intermont College in 1983.
Mrs. Pierce will be remembered as a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister and for her love of people. She never met a stranger.
Survivors include her children, Fred Pierce of Knoxville, L.R. Pierce and wife Cori of Jacksonville, N.C., and Tiffany Tyson and husband Todd of Ephrata, Pa.; father of the children, Ralph O. Pierce of Bristol Virginia; grandchildren, Jacob Pierce, Alex Tyson and Megan Tyson; father, Jack L. Booher of Bristol Tennessee; sister, Pamela Schriber of San Rafeal, Calif.; brother, Ronnie Hyatt of Marshville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Kingsway Baptist Church, 1999 Long Crescent Drive, Bristol, Va. Pastor Donald L. Page will officiate. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor's choice.
The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church.
Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home.
Faye M. Stanley
HAYSI - Funeral service for Faye M. Stanley will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Darrell Milgrim officiating. Burial will follow in the Stanley-Mullins Cemetery, Route 1, Haysi. Pallbearers will be Butch Mullins, David Belcher, Lee Belcher, Joshua Belcher, Matthew Mullins and Royce Stanley. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Haysi Funeral Home where a service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Mrs. Stanley, 73, of Route 1, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Alden M. Turner
CLINTWOOD - Funeral services for Alden M. Turner will be conducted from graveside at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at the Rebecca-Willis Cemetery, Haysi. Military grave rights to be conducted by the V.F.W. Post 8979, American Legion Post 227 and D.A.V. Chapter 35. Pallbearers will be Michael Cantrell, Richard Sluss, Elmer Wood, Bill David Short, Joe Harvey Short, Kip Short and Tommy Short. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Lee Baker and Robert Baker.
Mr. Turner, 82, passed away at his home, Route 3, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002.
Clintwood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Louise Turner
Mary Louise Turner, 88, of 100 Grable Road, Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Wellmont Hospice House. She had made Bristol her home since 1965. Born to the late John and Autha Padgett, she was the widow of James Turner. She was preceded in death by one son, Norris Glenn Turner and one daughter, Wilma June Boyd. She was a member of the Parkway Pentecostal Church.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Deon and wife Minnie of Bristol Virginia, Gathel and wife Geneva of Kingsport and Timothy McCormick; and one daughter and son-in-law, Starla and husband Jay Curry of Mountain City, Tenn.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Parkway Pentecostal Church with Pastor Howard Ketron officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon. Pallbearers will be Paul Sturgill, Harry Lee Moore, Micah Carrier, Robbie Carrier, Todd Turner, Dwain Turner, Wayne Turner and Howard Turner.
The family will receive friends form 6 till 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, Nov. 13, 2002, in the Parkway Pentecostal Church.
Castle Funeral Home, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Turner family.
Marilyde G. Bailey
KNOXVILLE - Funeral services for Marilyde G. Bailey will be conducted on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service. E-mail condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralh ome.net
Mrs. Bailey, 97, of 634 East Inskip Road, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 4, 2002, at her residence.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary S. Blevins
CHILHOWIE - Mary Smith Blevins, 78, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at her home.
She is survived by her husband, Joe S. Blevins; two sisters, Shirley Noell, Tenn., and Betty Joe Prosser, Indianapolis; one grandson, Jason Blevins; and one daughter-in-law, Joyce Doane Blevins,
She was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Joe Blevins; and one grandson, Brian W. Blevins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cleghorn Baptist Church with Revs. Wesley G. Fuller, Charles E. Blevins and Bob Steele officiating. Burial will be in the Old Cleghorn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Cleghorn Baptist Church.
Williams Funeral Home, Chilhowie, is in charge of arrangements.
Lillie Rosetta Gentry
The funeral service for Lillie Rosetta Gentry will be conducted at 11 o'clock Friday morning in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Whitaker and Rev. Bruce DeVoe officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Marqjard, Jack Gross, Tom Woosley, Bob Lesueur, Ron Hall and Ray Matson. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church or Wellmont Hospice House. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family via email to email@example.com
Mrs. Gentry, 88, of Bristol, Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gentry have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Joyce Wallace Harley
FAIRHOPE, Ala. - Joyce Wallace Harley, 70, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002. She was born in Rutledge, Ga.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence Harley; one daughter, Suzanne Melton, Fairhope; and three grandchildren, Justin Melton, Jared Melton and Jessica Mote.
Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in Alabama.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society or Marlow United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 430, Summerdale, AL 36580.
Pine Rest Funeral Home of Foley, Ala., is in charge.
Henry S. Holmes
MEADOWVIEW - Henry S. Holmes, 74, passed away Wednsday, June 5, 2002, in the Avante Nursing Home in Roanoke after a brief illness. He was a retired farmer and loved hunting and fishing. He was the son of the late Leonard and Susie Goff Holmes. He was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Price; and five brothers, James, John, Kyle, Andy and Grant Holmes.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hazel Holmes of Meadowview; three sons, Wayne Holmes and wife, Shelia, Jerry Holmes and Larry Holmes, all of Meadowview; two daughters, Carol H. Henry and husband, Pete of Abingdon and Janie H. Mann and husband, Bob of Meadowview; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Eulevene Hurley of Richmond; and two brothes, Leonard C. Holmes of Waynesboro, Va., and Robert Holmes of Emory, Va.
A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, June 8, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Bishop-Rush Creek Cemetery with Rev. Howard Leonard officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Michael Hicks, Randall McCracken, Derek Holmes, Bob Mann, Pete Henry and Gary Wilson.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Holmes.
Rev. Robert C. Holmes
WYTHEVILLE - Funeral services for Rev. Robert C. Holmes will be conducted Saturday, June 8, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Richlands Tabernacle Church in Richlands with the Rev. Ralph Horton and Rev. Kenneth Fogus officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be David Horton, Don Horton, Phillip Horton, Richard Holmes, Otis Musick and Jim Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Max Smith, Mark Smith, Stanley Houchins, Ray Smith, grandsons and nephews. Members of Casey-Shortt VFW Post 9640 and Tazewell County Chapter 31 DAV will conduct military graveside rites.
Friends may call Friday evening at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands and one
Rev. Holmes, 80, formerly of the Richlands and Rosedale, Va., areas, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Hust-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara W. Kaufman
LEBANON - A memorial service for Barbara "Sandy" Watkins Kaufman will be conducted at noon Saturday, June 8, 2002, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Mike Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Russell Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 158, Lebanon, VA 24266.
Mrs. Kaufman died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 2, 2002, at her home in Greenwich, Conn.
Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the family of Mrs. Kaufman.