Winnieferd L. Oliver
DANTE - Winnieferd L. Oliver, 85, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton.
She was born in Kansas City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Oliver. Mrs. Oliver retired from the Social Security Board and the Kansas City Royals Stadium. She was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews; and one special nephew, Sidney Botkin.
Graveside services and burial will be conducted at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, on Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 11 a.m. with Father Paul Maier officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends.The family will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery, leaving at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. Condolences may be sent to the Oliver family via e-mail to email@example.com. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BLUFF CITY - Douglas Riley, 72, 153 Echo Lane, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
He was born in Abingdon and had lived in the Bristol area all his life. He was a gradaute of Lees-McRae College, was retired from Sperry and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Freda Watson Riley, two aunts, an uncle, and several cousins.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Monday evening in the Victorian Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Brother Bobby Wheeler officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The committal service will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning in Glenwood Cemetery with entombment to follow. Honorary pallbearers will be Toy Hicks, Tom Milhorn, John Lindamood, Ron Palin, Hal Stout, Sam Griffin, Jack Malone, George Williams, Robert Harmon, Dr. Mark Overbay, Mike Reed and Mike Watson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Building Fund of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Riley have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Cecil Carlos Short
CLINTWOOD - Military graveside service for Cecil Carlos Short will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382 of Kingsport. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Pallbearers will be Terry Bill Wallace, Mark Wallace, sons and grandson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Wallace, Greg Childress, Bob Adkins and Donnie Rife.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VA Hospital in Salem
Mr. Short, 81, of the South Dwale community passed away Friday, May 31, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in Salem.
Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Short family.
Elizabeth A. Whited
CEDAR BLUFF - Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Whited will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Jack Keen and Rev. Bill Keen officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill. Pallbearers will be Alex Meadows, Randy Brewster, Anthony Hess, Doug Deskins, Ray Cordle and Bobby Adkins.
Mrs. Whited, 39, of Route 2, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident in Tazewell.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
Moses J. Belcher Jr.
MIAMI - Moses James Belcher Jr., 74 years of age, formerly of Grundy, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in Coral Gables Hospital, Coral Gables, Fla., following an extended illness. Born in Welch, W.Va., he was a son of the late Moses J. Sr. and Amanda Pauline Marrs Belcher. He was a resident of Grundy several years, a member of the Church of Christ and a graduate of Mountain Mission School, Grundy, in the Class of 1946. Upon his graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of sergeant and receiving the World War II Victory Medal. His military career was with the 1272nd Air Transport Squadron as an air operations specialist attending the AAFTS Airplane and Engine Mechanic School. He was a member of the American Legion Post 333 of Key Largo, Fla. He was a retired foreman for Eastern Airlines and the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Mr. Belcher is survived by his wife, Opal Fields Belcher, Miami; two sons. Steven George and wife Jean Belcher, Ft. Myers, Fla., and Dorsey Craig Belcher, Key Largo; three grandchildren, Amanda Grace Belcher, Ft. Myers, Jill Denise Belcher, Ft. Myers and Staci Lynne Belcher, Ft. Myers; two sisters-in-law, Jeanette H. Belcher, Miami and Rose Marie Belcher and children, Key Largo; and niece, Janet B. Lueke, Flower Mound, Texas.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John H. Belcher, 1973; and James M. Belcher, 1991.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist David G. Yuhasz officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.
Friends may call at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m. with services at 7 p.m.
Active pallbearers will be Hank Blankenship, Larry Joe Cline, Rayburn Minton, Herb Fields, Robert Little, Curtis R. Mullins and Robert Barnett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Viers, Claude Ratliff, Billy Raines and James M. Swiney.
Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by members of John Ratliff Post 164 of the American Legion.
The family suggests that expression of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Mountain Mission School, 1 Hurley St., Grundy, VA 24614.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of all arrangements.
Nannie Belle Blevins
MENDOTA, Va. - Nannie Belle Doss Blevins, 71, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Sally Kate Doss, and was a lifelong resident of Mendota. She was a housewife and of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include daughters, Anna Barker of Mendota, Connie Ringley of Bristol Tennessee, Faye Roberts of Bristol Tennessee, Kathy McClellan of Bristol Tennessee, Nancy Watson of Bristol Tennessee, Pernie Ollis of Piney Flats, Teresa Blevins of Warren, Wis., and Glenna Blankenship of Bluff City; sons, Ray Blevins of Bristol Tennessee, Roger Blevins of Bristol Tennessee and Roger Blaylock Jr. of Bristol Tennessee; sister, Mary Lena Dillard of Bristol Virginia; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Blevins.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 8:30 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Porter and Jimmy Sproles officiating. Committal services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hendricks Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 7-8:15 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ida B. Clayman
Ida B. Clayman, 94, a resident of NHC of Bristol for the past three years, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Emory, Va., and resided in Bristol Tennessee most of her life. She was the last surviving of eight children of Frank and Jenny Ferguson and was the widow of Hagy L. Clayman, who died in 1995. Mrs. Clayman was a member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for 50 years, was active in the WMU and was church hostess for several years.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Marguerite Ferguson of West Alexandria, Ohio, and Opal Bray of Garden Grove, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews, including Nancy Hyde of Bristol who looked after and provided care for her.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Jones and Dr. David Stancil officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. The committal service and burial will be at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, 900 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201 or to First Baptist Church, 1 Virginia St., Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Clayman have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
John W. Cornett
RENO, Nev. - John Winton Cornett, 71, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, in the Veterans Hospital in Reno.
Born in Bridle Creek, Va., he was a son of the late Hurley and Virginia Vaught Cornett, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Surviving are two sisters, Louise Watkins, Belleview, Fla., and Stella Hamm, Clinton, Md.; two brothers, Archie Cornett, Sugar Grove and Billie Cornett, Marion; half-brother, Gayle Billings, Kingsville, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in Nevada.
Information courtesy of Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion.
Megan E. Donaldson
JOHNSON CITY - Megan Elizabeth Donaldson, 20, 1000 Ridgefield Circle, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
She was a native and life long resident of Johnson City and was the daughter of Donald Bruce Donaldson of the home and Bonnie Jean Lewis, Spruce Pine, N.C.
Miss Donaldson was a member of the University High School graduating class of 2000, a member of the University High Singers and member of their ladies' basketball, track, golf and cross country teams.
She was selected to represent her school at Volunteer Girls State.
Miss Donaldson attended the University of Tennessee. She was a member of the ETSU Chapter of Kappa Delta and was affiliated with the Chapter at UT.
She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Johnson City and had served as counselor at Camp Gailor-Maxon, Monteagle, Tenn.
Miss Donaldson was preceded in death by her grandfather, Harry M. Lewis Sr.
In addition to her father and mother, Miss Donaldson is survived by her stepmother, Suzanne Troth Donaldson of the home; brother, Michael Stamey, Johnson City; grandparents, D.K. and Betty Bruce Donaldson of Kingsport; grandmother, Mary Crowder Lewis, Erwin; special friend, Dr. James Thomas Potter, Johnson City; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be conducted 4 p.m. Wednesday from the St. John's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Frank M. Cooper and the Rev. Margaret K. Zeller will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. James Thomas Potter, Dr. Jeffrey McVey, Dr. Raj Solanki, Dr. Kavid Kalwinsky, Dr. Charles Lowe Jr. and Michael Stamey. For those who wish, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Morris-Baker. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the family.
Gary Wray Franklin
Gary Wray Franklin, 57, 109 Cox St., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Franklin was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a salesman for Georgia Pacific. He was a member of Marthina Chapel.
Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Faye Shaffer, Bristol Tennessee; two half brothers, Jerry Lynn Shaffer and Larry W. Shaffer, both of Bristol Tennessee; two half sisters, Tammy Lee Garner and Kelly Jo Fleenor, both of Bristol Tennessee; and one aunt, Lennie Brewer, Bristol Tennessee.
Mr. Franklin was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Wray Franklin.
Memorial service will be conducted Monday, at 7 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Wise officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at Weaver Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Marthina Memorial Chapel, 9th Street, Bristol, TN 37620.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Shaffer, Billy Crawford, Michael Brewer and Wallace Brewer.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
NORTON - Danny Lee Gardner, 55, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Maynard Gardner; twin sisters, Brenda and Linda Gardner; sister, Teresa Lynn Gardner; stepfather, Dallas Collier; and his grandfather, Charlie Mickles.
Surviving: wife, Janice Jenkins Gardner, Norton; daughter, Jennifer Gardner, Kingsport; mother, Beulah Gardner Collier, Norton; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Jonah Gardner, Norton; niece, Stephanie Gardner, Norton; and several aunts and uncles.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Dewey Memorial Cemetery, Pound, Va.
ABINGDON - The funeral service for Dr. Kenneth "Ernie" Hutton will be conducted Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church, Marion, with the Reverend Alan Gray officiating.
Interment will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the charity of the giver's choice.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church, Marion.
Dr. Hutton, 72, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at his residence.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Hutton family.
WHITEWOOD, Va. - Mrs. Juley Keen, 96, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at her home following a long illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Cordellia Vires Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Whitten Keen; five daughters, Carmie Keen, Elvie Underwood, Lou Emma Payne, Tessie Maria Dunford and Anna Bell Keen; five brothers, Newt Church, Amos Church, Jarvey Church, John Linkous Church and Wade Church; four grandsons, Donald Ray Compton, Darrell Keith Underwood, William Aurthor Underwood and William Andy Underwood; and one great-granddaughter, Christine Keen.
Mrs. Keen was of the Holiness faith.
She is survived by three sons, George C. Perry Keen of Troutville, Va., Jackson Junior Keen of Salem, Va., and Ralph Keen of Christiansburg, Va.; four daughters, Stella Compton of Compton Mountain, Va., Layoma Darr of Grove City, Pa., Yvonne Harrison of Whitewood, Va.,. and Ruth Vires of Pilgrim Knob, Va.; two sisters, Linnie Mullins of Yeager, W.Va., and Vicy Compton of Compton Mountain, Va.; 34 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 36 great-great-grandchildren; a special care giver, Rosa Thomas; and care givers, Joe Matney and Karen Newberry; and special friends, Estella Elswick and Carolyn Thornsbury also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, in the Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel at Keen Mountain, Va., with Rev. Jack Ward and Rev. Troy Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the Sonny Mullins Cemetery at Compton Mountain. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Vires, Nick Vires, Dr. Muhammad Javed, Dr. Rhuhall and Gene Compton.
The family will receive friends at the Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with services at 7 p.m.
Buchanan Funeral Service is serving the Keen Family.
Agnes M. Minton
ST. PAUL - Funeral services for Agnes M. Minton will be conducted at Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, on Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ronald Hager and Rev. Glenn Hammacker officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be men from St. Paul Assembly of God.
Flowers will be accepted but memorials may be sent to St. Paul Assembly of God, St. Paul, Va. Condolences may be sent to the Minton family via e-mail to the funeral home.
Mrs. Minton, 78, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol Tennessee.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred V. Mullins
CLINTWOOD family of-- Funeral services for Mildred V. Mullins will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 11, 2002 at the Clintwood Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Yates and Rev. Theo Yates officiating. Burial will follow at the Allen Mullins Family Cemetery, Rt. 2, Longs Fork. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Mrs. Mullins, age 86, passed away Friday, November 8, 2002 at the Heritage Hall Health Care facility, Clintwood.
Clintwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Myrtle H. Mullins
DANTE - The familyof Myrtle Hamilton Mullins will receive friends from 6-9 p.m., Monday at the Hagy and Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charlie Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Wells Cemetery, Esserville, Va.
Mrs. Mullins, 85, formerly of Dunbar, passed away at her home in Dante on Friday, November 8, 2002.