Myrtle E. Morrell
Myrtle Emily Morrell, 91, of 259 Robin Circle, Bristol, Va., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Alice Kilgore Ford. She had been a resident of Bristol for the past 25 years. She was the widow of Carl Morrell.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mona and Ken Washburn of Athens, Ga., Judy and Fred Osborne of Bristol, Va., and Sandra and John York of St. Helena, Calif.; six grandchildren, Brian Washburn, Cheryl Washburn, Kim Pruett, Pam Perrigan, Emily York and Andrea York; six great-grandchildren, Brandon Pruett, Lauren Pruett, Kaylee Perrigan, Kelsie Perrigan, Johnny Wheeler and Madeline Wheeler.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Carmack.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. in Central Presbyterian Church Chapel with Rev. David Wadsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Morning View Cemetery. Pallbearers include Brian Washburn, Todd Pruett, Kevin Perrigan, David Kinkead and Eric Moore. Honorary pallbearers include Ken Washburn, Fred Osborne, John York and Brandon Pruett. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the parlor at Central Presbyterian Church prior to the service.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ella Haga Pairgin
Ella Mae Haga Pairgin, 85, of 402 Lakeview St., Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was a lifelong resdient of Bristol, Va., and the daughter of the late Christoper and Mary Catherine Worley Haga. She was employed by Nickles Manufacturing Co. for 22 years and was a member of Wallace United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the United Methodist Women. She was the widow of Armin King Pairgin.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Claudine Pairgin of Meadowview; granddaugther, Wendy Wann and husband, Troy, of Bristol, Va.; grandsons Rickie Pairgin and wife, Lavonda, of Bristol, Tenn., and Scottie Pairgin of Meadowview; six great-grandchildren, Tyler and Aaron Wann, Jarrod and Jordan Pairgin and Kevin and Cody Pairgin; and one sister, Audrey Haga Worley.
Funeral services will be conducted Satuday at 5 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Sarver officiating. Committal services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include Dale Bryant, Larry Litz, Delano Chilton, Allen Lowe, David Colson, Carl Whicker, Sam Rock and Dean Denton. Honorary pallbearers include Bob Anderson, Steve Louins, Andy Raines, Charles Brooks, Robert Cornett, Cecil Russ, Bill Shanks and Jim Kirk. The family will receive friends Saturday following the service at Weaver Funeral Home or any time at the residence 402 Lakeview St., Bristol, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wallace United Methodist Church, 16545 Wyndale Road, Abingdon, VA 24210.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
George W. Ritchie
MEADOWVIEW - Interment and committal services for George Washington Ritchie will be conducted at 11 a.m. Satuday, May 25, 2002, in Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus. Those attending the interment and committal service are asked to meet at the cemetery. Casketbearers will be the following grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Mike Ritchie, Tony Ritchie, Darrell Ritchie, Jacob Ritchie, Jason Werth, Chris Ritchie, Travis Ritchie, David Werth and John Critcher Jr. Honorary casketbearers will be Bob Manuel, Donald Branscome, Cecil McVey and Dr. Martin Monahan. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservcie.com.
Mr. Ritchie, of 17463 Limestone Drive, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abigndon.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. George Washington Ritchie.
MARION - Samuel A. Robinson, 68, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Eileen Robinson; two sons and daugthers-in-law, Sam and Shelia Robinson of Marion and Greg and Dawn Robinson of Marion; one sister, Katie Whitt Hutton of Marion; one brother, Albert B. Robinson of Marion; grandchildren Jake Robinson, Nikki Robinson and Holly Robinson; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wassum Valley Cemetery with Rev. Guy Testerman and Rev. Mike Sage officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the Robinson family.
Evelyn M. Shelley
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - Evelyn Mae Shelley, 81, of Inlet Oaks Village died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Shelley was born in Bristol, Tenn., a daughter of the late Marion and Myrtle Beck Spicer. She was a member of Belin United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Howard C. Shelley of Macon, Ga.; two daughters, Ravonda Cullifer of Greensboro, N.C., and Carol Ragon of Irmo, S.C.; one brother, Donald Spicer of Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Alva Reid of Bristol, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be private.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Blanche C. Wallace
Graveside services for Mrs. Blanche Crabtree Wallace will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport. Rev. Gary Johnson will officiate. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Wallace, 90, recently of Asbury Center at Steadman Hill, departed this life May 23, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Wallace.
James C. Bartley
HAYSI - Funeral service for James Carroll "Smokey" Bartley will be conducted at 10 a.m. Dec. 25, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Sluss officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartley-Wallace Cemetery, Haysi. Deacons of the Splashdam Freewill Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Splashdam Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund.
Mr. Bartley, 76, of Route 1, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Leona L. Blaylock
The funeral service for Leona Virginia Lunsford Blaylock will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from noon until 1:45 p.m. Thursday and at other times at the home of Arlene and Randall Brooks. The committal service and burial will follow in MountainView Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phil Brooks, Bill Brooks, Mark Brooks,Wayne Brooks, Roger Brooks, Earl Inman, Howard Widener, Roger Jackson and Mike Eades. .
Mrs. Blaylock, 80, of 704 Goodson St., Bristol, Va., died Monday, Dec.23, 2002, at the home of her daughter.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Blaylock have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Charles G. Campbell
A graveside service for Mr. Charles G. Campbell will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Bob Neace Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be James W. Clark, Rowland Roe, Edward Campbell, Wayne Campbell, J.R. Gilmer and Calvin "Cowboy" Odum. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Clifton, Johnnie Payne, Ted Callahan, Gary Kennedy and Michael Pippin. The family requests that friends omit flowers and those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Those wishing to experss sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
Mr. Campbell, 77, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at the Wellmont Hospice House.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Campbell.
Robert F. Clarke
ABINGDON - Robert F. Clarke, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at HolstonValley Medical Center, Kingsport.
Mr. Clarke was the former owner of Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood. Entombment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. Further obituary notices will be announced later. Condolences may be sent to the Clarke family via e-mail to the funeral home. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William J. Craft
William J. "Bill" Craft, 89, of 456 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 2, 1913, in Dante, Va., a son of the late Thomas and Hannah Tate Craft, and has made his home in the Bristol area most of his life. Bill, as he was affectionately known by his friends and church family, was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, retired salesman for Rice Wholesale with 58 years of service and for several years was a caretaker of Rooty Branch Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Ruby Taylor Craft and Lloyd Rhymer Craft.
Survivors include special friends and care givers, Glenna and Ray Rouse; two daughters, Marjorie Meadows and Katherine Craft; one brother, Arthur Craft; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by a daughter, Marie; and two sons, Paul and Charles.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in the Rooty Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Howard Campbell, Rev. Roger Carter and Rev. David Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Rooty Branch Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975.
Pallbearers will be Paul Dover, Landon Townsend, Mike Grindstaff, Tim Rouse, Jerry Gragg and Bo Musselwhite.
Honorary pallbearers are Ray Rouse, Nelson Waddell, Dennis Beddix, Atch Alexander and friends at Rooty Branch Church.
Special thanks to Dr. Tom Townsend, Dr. Serena Smith, Dr. Daniel Brake and the staff of ETSU Family Practice.
In lieu of flowers, Bill requested that memorials be made to Rooty Branch Cemetery Fund, c/o Howard Campbell, 1097 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN 37620.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Funeral Home and other times at the home of Glenna and Ray Rouse, 1089 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, Tenn.
William L. Dorton
CASTLEWOOD - The funeral service for William L. (Billy) Dorton will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Ernest Jessee officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the Lebanon VFW Post 9864 will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, in the Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Those attending are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery in procession. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
William L. (Billy) Dorton, 78, of Route 2, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at his home.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the Dorton family.
Michael Allen Grant
BLUFF CITY - Graveside services for Michael Allen Grant will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Crumley Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include Justin Grant, Dave Poe, Wade Necessary, Lee Grant and Johnny Necessary. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Mr. Grant, 34, passed away on Oct. 15, 2002.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dennis Wayne Hess
RICHLANDS - Mr. Dennis Wayne Hess, 51, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, in Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands after a lengthy illness. Mr. Hess was born in Richlands and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of Community Heights Baptist Church. He graduated from Richlands High School and was a disabled coal miner. He was a lifetime member of the Tazewell County Sportsman's Club.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Lee Hess; a sister, Natalie Dell Hess; and his father, Garman Lee Hess.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kaye Hess of Richlands; one daughter, Rachel Denise Hess; one stepson, Christopher Thomas Taylor; mother, Lorene Dell Hess; three sisters, Carol Ryall of Abingdon, Sheila Plaster and husband Bill of Richlands, and Rhonda Blevins and husband Rick of Richlands; two brothers, Gerald Hess and wife Susie of Lebanon and Leland Hess and wife Ruth of Richlands; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jim (Dooger) McFarland and Dr. Mario Stefanini.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Rick Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery at Claypool Hill, Va.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Brown, Earl Hess Jr., Louie Hess, Darrell Lawson, Eddie Piedmont, George Roberts, Rodney Roberts, Gary Shrader, Jimmy Lockhart, Max Smith, Brad Hess, Jacob Hess, Donnie Hess and Jerry White.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jim (Dooger) McFarland and Dr. Mario Stefanini.
Special thanks to Dr. Mario Stefanini and the nursing staff at Clinch Valley Medical Hospital and Tammy Vencil for all of their care and support.
The family will receive friends at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff from 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Hess Family.
Uba Fletcher McDilda
ABINGDON - Funeral services for Uba Fletcher McDilda will be held Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at Farris Funeral Service. Rev. Chuck Trent will officiate.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill with Rev. Wayne F. Chant officiating.
Pallbearers will be Ike Thomas, Junior Blevins, Charlie Perkins, Brian Mercer, Fred McGlothin Jr., Winfred McGlothin, Frazier McGlothin and Glen Coffman.
The family wishes to express their deepest and most heartfelt appreciation to the doctors and nurses at Johnston Memorial Hospital and the Wellmont Medical Center in Bristol Tennessee. Also, especially to the wonderful nurses and volunteers at the Wellmont Hospice. Thank you for caring for our mother.
Those wishing to express their condolences online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
Mrs. McDilda, 64, our sweet, gentle mother, went to be with God at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice in Bristol with all her children by her side.
She was born in Jewel Ridge, Va., to the late Clarence and Mary Elswick Fletcher. She was a member of Trigg Street Church of God. She was employed with Long John Silvers since 1979 where she worked as assistant manager.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charity McDilda; a brother, Ollis Fletcher; and sisters, Helen F. McGlothin and Ceila F. Stinson.
Survivors include two sons, Robert C. McDilda Jr. of Corvallis, Ore., and Clarence (David) McDilda of Bristol Virginia; two daughters, Martha (Arlene) McDilda of Knoxville and Mary M. Millsap of Abingdon; one brother,Waldon Fletcher of Plant City, Fla.; two sisters, Fern F. Hutson and Effie F. Davis, both of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Chris Besse McDilda, Alyssa Faye Charity McDilda and Corey Logan McDilda, all of Bend, Ore., and Traci Michelle Millsap of Abingdon.
Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon is serving the McDilda family.
Charles Albert Owens
KEEN MOUNTAIN, Va. - Mr. Charles Albert Owens, 65, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, in Buchanan General Hosptial following a brief illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of Mrs. Alberta J. Lambert Owens of Oakwood,Va., and the late Charles M. Owens. He retired in 1986 as an employee of Grundy Hospital.
Mr. Owens, in addition to his mother, is survived by one sister, Mrs. Susie Layne of Keen Mountain; one nephew, Tony Layne of Keen Mountain; and two nieces, Paige Keene of Richlands and Leigh Brown of Johnson City.
Graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at the Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery at Claypool Hill, Va., with Pastor Jack Keene officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery after noon Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Mountain Mission School, Route 1, Hurley Street, Grundy, VA 24614.
Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain is serving the Owens Family.
Kenneth Harold Pippin
Mr. Kenneth Harold Pippin, 19151 Benhams Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Castle Funeral Home of 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va., is serving the Pippin family.