Margaret Powell Stergios
Margaret Powell Stergios, 86, a former resident of Bristol Virginia, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Greystone Health Care Center. She was the daughter of the late John Richard and Ora Henninger Powell and was a retired bookkeeper with Burke, Powers and Harty. She was a member of Central Christian Church.
Survivors include: son, James C. Stergios Jr. and wife Betty of Bristol Virginia; and grandson, James C. Stergios III of Bristol Virginia.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Virginia Mussellwhite and Bessie Louise Powell; and a brother, John Powell Jr.
Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday at 3 p.m. at East Hill Cemetery with Minister Jeff Noah officiating.The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Christian Church, 424 Melrose St., Bristol, TN.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Frank Thacker Jr.
HAYSI - Graveside services for Frank Thacker Jr. will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov.16, at the Thacker Cemetery, Route 1, Haysi, with Rev. Bobby Joe Phipps and Rev. Darrell Thacker officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Thacker, 45, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at his residence.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Karen Diane Tolley
Graveside services for Karen Diane Tolley will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Dan Thieben officiating. E-mail condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralhome.net
Ms. Tolley, 42, of 1705 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kathern I. Troxel
Funeral services for Kathern Isabella "Iszy" Troxel will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home.
The Rev. Lester MacKinnon will officiate.
Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tony Thomas, Mike Hicks, Mike Dean, Dave Davenport, Charles Davidson, Steven Wright and Robert Thomas. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Brockmyre.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Tennessee Chapter, Alzheimer's Association, 207 North Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604, or the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 40, Inc., P.O. Box 775, Bristol, VA 24203.
Mrs. Troxel, 74, of Bristol Tennessee, crossed over to be with family and friends at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at her residence.
Graveside services for Fred Wilkinson will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Rosedale Cemetery, Abingdon, with the Rev. Dennis Burnett officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Wilkinson, Brian Scardo, Matt Minnick, George Hopson, Bob Hobbs, Bob Blackwell, Mark Wilkinson and Mike Wilkinson. Military honors will be conducted by the Highlands Fellowship Honor Guard. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.campbellfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Wilkinson, 77, a resident of Leisure Towers, Bristol, Va., died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at his residence.
Campbell Funeral Home, Abingdon, is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald G. Arnold
JOHNSON CITY - A memorial gathering for Ronald G.Arnold will be held Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Full Gospel Fellowship Church on Ridgcrest Road, in Bristol, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be accepted.
Mr. Arnold, 43, of 141 E. Market St. died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lola C. Baker
Graveside service for Lola Castle Baker will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Baker Family Cemetery. E-mail condolences may be made at www.weaverfuneralhome.net
Mrs. Baker, 83, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Senah G. Buchanan
Services for Senah Goodpasture Buchanan will be at State Street United Methodist Church Chapel Monday, June 3, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Fred Dearing officiating, followed by burial at Glenwood Cemetery.
Those desiring may make memorials either to the State Street United Methodist Church, the Wellmont Hospice House or Bristol Heart Association.
Mrs. Buchanan of Middlebrook, Bristol, Tenn., died May 31, 2002, at Wellmont Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Buchanan.
Richard "Pete" Allen Deel
VANSANT, Va. - Richard "Pete" Allen Deel, 35, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, Va. Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Charlie W. and Beulah Mullins Deel. Mr. Deel was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his birth mother,Vonda Doweline O'quinn; five brothers, Roger, Dean, Toby and Bill Deel, all of Vansant, and Jerry Deel of Spartanburg, S.C.; one sister, Sandra Charles of Vansant; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Mike Rife officiating. Burial will follow in the Charles-Deel Cemetery, Route 1, Vansant. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at Haysi Funeral Home on Monday, June 3, after 6 p.m., where an evening service will be held at 7 p.m.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Billy Eugene Doss
The committal service for Billy Eugene Doss will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the graveside in Susong Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 with Chaplain Harold France officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Lilly, Harvey Rector, Dave Burnette, Butch Shelton, Bart Cadle and Brian Cadle. E-mail condolences to the family may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Doss, 63, of 121 Robin Circle, Bristol, Va., died Friday, May 31, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Doss.
Myrtle W. Everhart
The funeral service for Myrtle White Everhart will be conducted at 8 o'clock Monday evening in Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Brown officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 7:45 at the funeral home. The committal service will be at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning in Heritage Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery. Entombment will follow. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Mullins, Jim Daniel Jr., Kenny Ellis, Dale Everhart, Ronnie Everhart, Gary Hunt, Bill Horn and Don Cooper. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Building Fund of Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church. Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail to email@example.com
Mrs. Everhart, 78, of Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Everhart are being made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Nettie C. Grogan
ABINGDON - Nettie Rose Cullop Grogan, 72, went home to be with the Lord on June 2, 2002, following a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Abingdon Baptist Church where she was active in the Friendship Sunday School Class, the Brenda Hallock Circle and the senior activities of her church until her illness forced her to become homebound.
After graduation from Bethel High School, she earned an R.N. degree from George Ben Johnson Memorial Hospital in Abingdon where she was employed until the birth of her daughters. She was always actively involved with her daughter's education serving in local PTA leadership for 17 years and becoming a lifetime charter member of the Virginia PTSA. She spent 13 years in active leadership in the Sequoyah Girl Scout Council.
Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Charles Grogan; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Frank Stephon of Abingdon and Lisa and Jesse Owens of Abingdon; three grandchildren, Joe Stephon, Lauren Owens and Cody Owens; and a special father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clyde and Bonnie McCracken.
A funeral service will be conducted Monday, June 3, 2002, at 7 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. Steven Pollard and Rev. Stan Green officiating. A committal service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Knollkreg Memorial Park. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Pallbearers will be Jim Jones, John W. Crigger Sr., Boyd Millsap, Jake Lowe, Buddy Carrier and Herbert Johnson. Honorary pallbeaers will be the men of the Harry Denton Sunday School Class and the women of the Friendship Sunday School Class. Nettie's family wishes to express their gratitude to Stacy Brinkley and all the staff of Grace Healthcare for their loving and caring ways during the past few months. Friends are to assemble at the cemetery before the service. Memorial cotnributions may be made to the Abingdon Baptist Church, 316 West Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Grogan.
ABINGDON - Gloria Loretta Hamby, 61, of the Bethel Community, died Saturday, June 1, 2002. She was a native of McDowell County, W.Va., and was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Hicks. Mrs. Hamby was employed by the Bristol Virginia School Board as a school teacher at Bristol Virginia Middle School and had taught for 35 years.
She is survived by her husband, Ben Hamby; three sons, Ben (Chip) Hamby Jr. of Grundy, Jason Hamby of Hartford, Conn., and Justin Hamby of Baltimore; two daughters, April Hamby of Okinawa, Japan, and Kristie Hamby-Lewis and husband Charles of Marietta, Ga.; her mother and stepfather, Maggie Lindsay and Wiliam Lindsay of Statesville, N.C.; a brother, Jerry Hicks and wife Sue of Christiansburg, Va.; a grandson, Josh Hamby-Bohannon of Marietta and her mother-in-law, Nellie Hamby of Rich Creek, Va.
The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in the Farris Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those wishing to express sympathy on line may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Gloria Loretta Hamby.
KINGSPORT - Calling hours for Vasiloios Hatzikazakis will be immediately after the service Monday. in Holy Trinity Greek Orothodox Church, Corner of 11-E Highway and Egypt Road. The service will be Monday at 11 a.m. with Father Loui Skoulas, officiative. Burial will follow at Gunnings Cemetery in Blountville. Pallbearers will be two sons and friends. Condolences may be sent to the family at e-mail cartertrentfh@net.
Mr. Hatzikazakis of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Hillside Manor Health Care.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home of downtown Kingsport is serving the Hatzikazakis family.
CLEVELAND, Va. - Reginald Head, 76, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2002.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Owens & Farmer Funeral Service, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.
DICKENSON COUNTY - Ray "Lee" Hill, 74, departed this life Saturday, June 1, 2002, at his home Route 2. Ray was a life long resident of Dickenson County and was the son of the late Lee and Gusta Hill. He was preceded in death by two sons, Randle and Jeffery Hill; two brothers, Herman and Ralph Hill; and one sister, Maggie Hill. After serving in the U.S. Army, he retired as a coal miner after several years. He was a member of the Untied Baptist Church serving as deacon and clerk.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Ratliff Hill, Route 2, Coeburn; one son and daughter-in-law, Lance (L.C.) and Debbie Hill, Springfield, Va.; one granddaughter, Sara Hill, Springfield; three brothers, Harold Hill , McClure, Va., Darrell Hill and Carol Hill, both of Clintwood; three sisters, Pauline Jackson, Gainsville, Va., Lillian Fleming and Merrell Sue French, both of Clintwood; one aunt, Hattie Rose, Mansifeld, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews along with a host of other reltives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Clintwood Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Sid Mullins and Marvin Setzer officiating. Burial will follow in the Ratliff Cemetery, Route 2, Coeburn. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces, Elder Virgil Howard, Ella Nora Carmony, Bennie Stanley, Bobby Jean Stanley, Kenneth Stanley, Kyle Carty and Larry Kelley. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Monday evening at Clintwood Funeral Home where a song servcie will be held at 7 p.m.
Clintwood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Grady L. Hutton
MARION - Grady Lilburn Hutton, 63, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, in Florida.
Mr. Hutton was born in Baltimore to the late Burl and Artie Mae Hutton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include: wife of 43 years, Virginia Gross Hutton; one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jerry Stone, Mascotte, Fla.; five sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary and Carla Hubbard, Baltimore, Timothy Hutton, Mascotte, Dennis Hutton, Clermont, Fla., Randy Hutton, Mascotte and David Hutton, Marion; 11 grandchildren; and one nephew, Mark Gross.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion with Rev. Mike Sage and Rev. Jody Blevins officiating. Interment will follow in the Attoway Cemetery with military honors being rendered by the Francis MarionV.F.W. Post 4667. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the Hutton family.
Thomas J. Messer
BLUFF CITY - Thomas J. "T.J." Messer, 75, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at home. He was born in Heidrick, Ky., a son of the late William and Matilda Hubbard Messer, and moved here from Oak Ridge in 1968. Mr. Messer served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Picker Corporation in 1982 and started Volunteer Trading Post on Volunteer Parkway in Bristol, Tennessee, and was active there until his illness prevented his further involvement. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mabel Duff Messer; two sons,Thomas Michael Messer and his wife Brenda of Gallatin, Tenn., and Terry Wayne Messer and his wife Debbie of Bluff City; a sister, Magdalene Bowman, Jacksonville, Fla.; two granddaughters, Marcie Messer of Gallatin and Alexie Messer of Bluff City; four grandsons, Barry Messer and Brent Messer, both of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Matt Messer and Jeremy Messer, both of Bluff City.
He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Ray Messer.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1 o'clock Tuesday at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Alan Moor officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Chapter 40 of the Disabled American Veterans. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o'clock Monday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Bristol Cancer Association, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201.
Arrangements especially for Mr Messer have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Georgia B. Michael
GLADE SPRING - Georgia Blizzard Michael, 83, died Sunday, June 1, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Willard Michael and three sisters, Sarah Ocia Keesee, Lucy Mae Blizzard and Dixie Faye Ferrel.
She was a potter, sculptor and painter.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Michael and Sheila J. Hamm, both of Glade Spring; also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harry W. Howe officiating. Burial will be in Sulphur Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Williams Funeral Home, Chilhowie.
David Lynn Morgan
TROUTVILLE - David Lynn Morgan, 60, went to be with Jesus Saturday, June 1, 2002, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a retired supervisor with Emery Woldwide after 25 years of service. David was a member of Harvest Ministries Church of God of Prophecy, where he sang in the choir and was on the cleaning team. Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Vicki L. Morgan; two daughters, Leslie Morgan of Charlottesville, Amy M. Foster and her husband Chuck of Greenville, S.C.; his parents, Luther and Helen Morgan of Bristol, Va.; lifetime friend, Jean Thomas of Kingsport; and numerous relatives and friends.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the third floor rehab staff and Dr. Gerald Schertz for their kindness and support. Those wishing to make memorals, please consider the Harvest Ministries Building Fund, 4120 Challenger Ave., Roanoke, VA 24019. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Harvest Ministries Church of God of Prophency with the Rev. Tim Coalter officiating. Interment with military rites to follow in Old DominionMemorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Oakey's East Chapel.
Charles Jeffrey Morton
Charles Jeffrey Morton, 37, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, in the HolstonValley Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Weaver Funeral Home.