James M. Sergeant
POUND - James Morris Sergeant, 75, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.
He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Mt. Zion Old Regular Baptist Church and a member of the UMWA. Mr. Sergeant was preceded in death by two sons, James Monroe Sergeant and Jerry Wayne Sergeant; one sister, Ella Fugate; and his parents, James Irvin and Gusta Sergeant.
Surviving are spouse, Morlene Sergeant, Pound; daughters, Dorothy (Joe) Gentry, Pound, Betty (Clyde) Stidham, Pound, Brenda Sergeant, Pound, Mary Gentry, Pound and Wilma (Larry) Mullins, Pound; sister, Alta Bolling, Pound; brother, Victor Sergeant, Rootstown, Ohio; a host of friends and loved ones; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel of Baker Funeral Home, Pound with Elder Donnie West, Rev. Troy Belcher and Rev. Randy Carter officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pound. Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends. Calling hours 6-9 p.m. Monday in Baker Funeral Home, Pound.
Baker Funeral Home, Pound, is entrusted with the care of James Morris Sergeant.
Hattie Ruth Slemp
Hattie Ruth Slemp, age 88, of Bristol Tennessee, died Saturday, November 9, 2002 in the Cambridge House. She had been a resident of Bristol since 1950. She was a graduate of Madison College and had been a teacher in the school systems in Lee, Wise and Sullivan County, having retired in 1979. She was a former member of First Baptist Church of Bristol Virginia, for 28 years and was a member of Edgemont Presbyterian Church. She is survived by nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
Funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Stallard and Dr. Kyle Barr officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside service and burial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Glenwood Cemetery. E-mail condolences may be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Hattie Ruth Slemp.
Annie Riggs Stophel
BRISTOL - Funeral services for Annie Riggs Stophel will be conducted on Monday at 1 p.m. at Central Christian Church with Dr. Ross Dampier and Minister Jeff Noah officiating. Burial will follow at Glennwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Fred Oliver; Dallas Stophel, Jr.; Rhett Mixon; Kevin Mixon; John Owen; and Eddie Barker.
Mrs. Stophel, age 93, died Saturday, November 9, 2002 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.
Harvey A. Sykes
KINGSPORT - Harvey A. Sykes, 72, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at his home after a brief illness.
Born in Taylor, Ky., he resided in Kingsport most of his life. Mr. Sykes served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Carolina Eastman Company in 1987 after 30 years of service in polymer division. Mr. Sykes was a member of Cayce First Baptist Church in Cayce, S.C.
His wife, Wilma Minton Sykes; parents, Howard L. and Margaret Clarke Sykes; stepmother, Frances B. Sykes; and brother, Billy Howard Sykes preceded him in death.
Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Jim Mose, Columbia, S.C., and Trina and Steve Benenhaley, Columbia; grandchildren, Ashleigh Lane Morse, James Harriss Morse III, Christopher Tanner Clark, Stephanie Nicole Benehaley and Abigail Elaine Benenhaley; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Bob Mahan, Kingsport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Dot Sykes, Norman and Geraldine Sykes, Mickey and Penny Sykes and Jeffrey and Connie Sykes, all of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Nancy Sykes, Daytona, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Barbara Robinette, Kingsport.
Calling hours 6-8 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Lelbert Thornburg, Pastor David Foster and Bob Mahan, Minister, officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Carlos W. Wolfe
LEBANON - Carlos W. (Goshie) Wolfe, 53, of Cleveland Road, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at his home.
Born Sept. 22, 1949, a son of the late Woodrow Wolfe and Fannie Kate Richardson Wolfe, he was a lifelong resident of Lebanon. He was employed as dietary aide at the Russell County Medical Center. He attended the Spring City Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Carol Wolfe.
Survivors include four sisters, Katie Lee Clark, Richlands, Lettie Groce and husband Benny Groce and Linda Wolfe, all of Lebanon, and Sharon Tiller and husband Hurshell Tiller, Council; three brothers, Giles H. Wolfe and wife Wanda Wolfe, Lebanon, Danny and wife Naydean Wolfe, Castlewood and Micheal Wolfe, Lebanon; special friends, Rufus C. Lasley and Hattie Fields; several nieces, nephews; and one great-nephew.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in the Spring City Baptist Church with Brent Logan, Pastor, Scott Suttle, Assistant Pastor, and Rev. Danny Rhea officiating. Burial will follow in West Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randall Combs, Irvin Tiller, Billy Monk, Randy Duty, Woody Lambert and Frank Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Norman Rexrode, Harry Dye, John Robinson, Mitch Bailey, Rufus C. Lasley and employees of the Russell County Medical Center. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Monday,. Nov. 11, 2002, at the funeral home. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the Wolfe family.
Lamar E. Wright
JOHNSON CITY - The funeral service for Lamar E. Wright, 72, 905 Morningside Drive, who died Saturday, will be conducted 8 p.m. Tuesday from the sanctuary of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. Pastor Dennis Burnett and the Rev. Doug Grove-DeJarnett will officiate. Burial will follow the committal service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Friends are invited to meet the family at the funeral home by 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Howard Holmes, Ezra McConnell, Curtis Burnette, Jack Lawson, Mike Browder, Ronnie Price and Jim Brading. Honorary pallbearers will include Tom Dosser, Jim Anderson and Tom Sutherland. Mr. Wright was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lamar E. Wright. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Reeves Wright; and a granddaughter, Robin Brooks, both in 1999. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah R. Masters, Kingsport and J. Gretchen Wright, Bristol Tennessee; a son, David L. Wright and his wife, Wanda Wright, Bristol Tennessee; a granddaughter, Meghan E. Masters, a student at Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.; and a great-granddaughter, Summer Brooks, Bristol Tennessee. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bristol Morning Rotary Youth Charities, P.O. Box 5352, Bristol, VA 24202 or the Sunbeam Class of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market St., Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the Wright family via www.morrisbaker.com. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and other hours at the home of his son, David Wright, 1336 Valley Drive, Bristol, Tenn. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City.
Fred A. Brewer Sr.
BLOUNTVILLE - Funeral services for Rev. Fred Arvel Brewer will be conducted Friday, April 26, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Antioch Baptist Church, Mountain City, with Rev. M.D. Hyatt and Rev. Robert Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Rainbow Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rev. Paul Ragan, Rev. Bobby Miller, Rev. Ray Slemp, Rev. Jimmy Williams, Rev. Herby Powers, Rev. Teddy Lewis, Rev. Earl Woods and Rev. Lee Clark. Honorary pallbearers are Dewey Rash, Roger Mullins, Rick Norris, Terry Austin and all his preacher friends, whom he loved.
Rev. Brewer, 59, of 598 County Home Road, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 20, 2002.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Eula Denton Cooper
KINGSPORT - Eula Denton Cooper, 91, went home to the Lord Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Indian Path Hospital and Medical Center. Mrs. Cooper was born in Cocke County, Tenn.
She was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church, Lynn Garden Home Demonstation Club and the Order of Eastern Star, Liberty Chapter. She was a graduate of Cocke County High School and later attended the University of Tennessee. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards and was the 1992 Fun Fest Rook Tournament grand champion. She loved parades and only missed one Fourth of July parade in 60 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Charles Kermit Cooper; a son, Wayne D. Cooper; three brothers, John Denton, Hal Denton and Warren Denton; and one sister, Beulah Wilds.
She is survived by a son, Don Cooper and wife, Reta, of Blountville; a daughter, Kay Lyon and husband, David, of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Melissa Memoli, Amy Cooper, Travis Lyon, Martha Suronen and Shari Bessilieu; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Maggie Suttle; a special companion, Mamie Carberry; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 27, 6-8 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at Lynn Garden Baptist Church with Rev. Gale Hartley officiating. Graveside services will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lynn Garden Baptist Church, 301 May Ave., Kingsport, TN 37660.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Cooper family.
James E. Countiss
James "Jim" Emmett Countiss, 94, of 331 Old Stage Road, Bristol, Tenn., died April 25, 2002, at Cambridge House. He was the son of the late Robert E. and Maggie Cowan Countiss. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was a former fireman and had retired from Cortrim Lumber Co. He was a member of Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Hutton Countiss.
Survivors include his daughter, Christine Saddler of San Antonio, Texas; son, James H. Countiss of Bristol, Tenn.; sisters Fern Nelson of Bristol, Tenn., and Edna Arnold of Bluff City; brother William "Bill" Countiss of Woodlawn, N,C.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Jessie Saddler officiating. Committal services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Friday following the service at Weaver Funeral Home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Maggie B. Fletcher
CEDAR BLUFF - Mrs. Maggie B. Fletcher, 97, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002, at home following a lengthy illness. A native of Tazewell, she was the daughter of the late Brown and Lillian Heldreth Barnette. She was a charter member of Covenant Presbyterian Church at Claypool Hill.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Earl (Preach) Feltcher Sr.; three brothers, Bert Barnette, Lee Barnette and Bryant Barnette; and two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Kate) Harris and Mrs. Henry (Helen) Mutter. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family in her generation.
She is survived by one son, Leslie Earl (Skeezix) Fletcher Jr. and wife, Allie Grey, of Siler City, N.C.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Leslie Anne Bolte of Jupiter, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren, Christian Bolte and Matthew Bolte.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 27, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church at Claypool Hill with Rev. Carl Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Tazewell. Friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at Covenant Presbyterian Church at Claypool Hill from 10 a.m. Saturday until the funeral hour. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Singleton Funeral Service at Cedar Bluff is serving the Fletcher family.
Jerry Carson Friesland
ABINGDON - Mr. Jerry Carson Friesland, 60, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hosopital. He was a native of Washington County, and had lived several years in Jacksonville, Fla., before moving back to Abingdon 10 years ago. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, an avid golfer and of the Presbyterian faith. He was sales director with Superuior Unlimited Corp. in Bristol, Tenn.
He is survived by two daughters, Traci Friesland and Beth Newman and husband, Andrew, both of Jacksonville; his parents, Arthur and Gladys Friesland of Abingdon; and four grandchildren, Patrick, Alex, Michael and Katie Newman.
The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Tolar Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, with military honors conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 236 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Friesland family.
Eunice R. Goodman
SALTVILLE - Mrs. Eunice Rogers Goodman, 75, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Mrs. Goodman was a member of Madam Russell United Methodist Chruch, a retired registered nurse and a member of the Order of The Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, James S. Goodman; son and daughter-in-law, James I. "P-nut" Goodman and wife, Carol, of Saltville; son David L. Goodman of Bangkok, Thailand; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and John Sumpter of Alexandria; brother and sister-in-law, Earnest and Marie Rogers of Aurora, Colo.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Goodman, Keri Barrett and Christy Sweat; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2002, at Henderson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sharon Wiley, Rev. Andy Bresnock and Rev. Dale Strange officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home prior to the service. Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Rose Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Madam Russell United Methodist Church or Saltville Rescue Squad.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is serving the family.
Ruby Odum Harrington
BLUFF CITY - Ruby Odum Harrington, 79, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol. She was born in Washington County, Va., a daughter of the late Charles and Lillie Crigger Odum, and was a long-standing member of Rosemont Presbyterian Church, where she held many positions. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was an avid gardener.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Kenneth Harrington; a son, John Wesley Harrington and wife, Cindy Greene Harrington, of Kingsport; two granddaughters, Kelly Harrington Horton and her husband, Quentin, of Mt. Carmel and Katie Harrington Francisco and her husband, Gary, of Castle Hane, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Lilly Kathleen Horton, Richard Dylan Horton and Matthew Logan Francisco; a sister, Susie McDaniel of Bristol, Va.; a brother, Graham Odum of Bristol, Va.; an aunt, Pauline Gaost of Lebanon; an uncle, J.C. Crigger of Abingdon; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Odum and Ollie Mae Odum Thompson; and two brothers, Roy Odum and Herchel Odum.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 o'clock Friday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-6:45 prior to the service Friday evening at the funeral home. The committal service and burial will be at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at Weaver Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Edd Booher, Henry Taylor, Gary Conley, Bill Rowland, Thomas Roberts and members of the Men's Sunday School Class at Rosemont Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Harrington have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Garnett M. Large
CLINTWOOD - Garnett M. Large, 91, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Dickenson County Medical Center in Clintwood. She was preceded in death by her parents, Logan and Sarah Arrington Mullins; her husband, Hiram Large; and two daughters. She was a member of Lebanon Old Regular Baptist Church and was a lifelong resident of Dickenson County.
She is survived by three sons, Darrell Large of Honolulu, Hawaii, George Ray Large of Aberdeen, Md., and Roger Lee Large of Pound; one daughter, Sondra Large Waters of Fort Washington, Md.; one brother, Cecil Mullins of Danville, Va.; one sister, Jewell Johnson of Blacksburg, Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, in Mullins Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Bennie Stanley, Elder Robert Kelly and Elder Walter Rose officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons and family.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, in Mullins Funeral Home Chapel where a song service will be held at 7 p.m.
Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Large family.
Aaron Dean Lee
Aaron Dean Lee, 20, of Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, April 22, 2002. He was born in Chattanooga. He lived in Dalton, Ga., before moving to Bristol, where he has made his home for the past 10 years.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Ann and John Leatherwood; father and stepmother, Robert and Kandise Lee; brother Adam Lee; sister Sarah Lee; stepbrother Bryan Powell; paternal grandmother, Sharon Lee; maternal grandmother, Christine Noble; maternal great-grandmother, Jean Marciczkiewicz; girlfriend, Bettina Oliver; godson, Cody Justin Dalton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Private burial will be in Eastern Heights Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 3 p.m Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. E-mail condolences to the family www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James P. Leonard
MARION - James Payne Leonard Jr., 61, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mr. Leonard was born in Smyth County to the late James Payne Leonard and Opal Powell Leonard. His wife, Claret, who died six days ago, preceded Mr. Leonard in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Leonard of Marion; one son, Rickie Leonard of Marion; one sister, Shirley Dobbins of Augusta, Ga.; stepmother, Ellen Leonard of Augusta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Donnie and Mac Powell of Marion and Ronnie and Barbara Powell of Marion; sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene Idol of Marion, Robert and Clarice McGrady of Marion, Helen and Dennis Hassell of Standardsville and Tillmon Idol of Marion; special aunts and uncles, Sadie and C.R. Sturgill of Marion, Jean Bonham of Marion and Peggy Snapp of Glade Spring; and several other relatives and many friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Neitch and Rev. Herman Cress officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the Leonard family.
BLUFF CITY - Frances C. "Frankie" Malone, 77, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton.
She was born in Appalachia, Va., a daughter of the late R.E. and Minnie Wyatt Carter.
Mrs. Malone was a member of First Christian Church of Bluff City.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bassel "Doc" Malone of Bluff City; two daughters, Melinda Sawyer and her husband, Ellis, of Washington, N.C., and Melissa Neeley and her husband, Greg, of Bluff City; a son, Mark Malone and his wife, Kim, of Johnson City; four sisters, Edith Adams, Ruby Zimmerman and Betty Paul, all of Kingsport, and Mary Graham of Rossville, Ga.; a brother, Argus "Buster" Carter of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was conducted at 8 o'clock Thursday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Richard Kirkland, pastor, officiating. The family received friends from 6 until 7:45 p.m. prior to the service Thursday evening. The committal service and burial will be conducted at 11 o'clock Friday morning at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ray French, Homer Stout, Buddy Carrier, Edmond Carrier, Horace Crussell and Jerry Gregg.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Malone have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
James R. McLemore
Funeral services for James R. McLemore will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Everflowing Wells PAW Holiness Church with Pastor Rosetta Robinson officiating. Family visitation will be from noon until time of the service at the church. Friends may visit at any time at the residence of Zina Mitchell, 1100 Glenway Ave., Bristol, Va. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.
Mr. McLemore of Bristol, Va., died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Wellmont Systems Hospice House.
Robinson Mortuary is serving the family of James R. McLemore.