Doris Rash, 66, of 312 Esther St., Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Dec. 23, 2002, at Greystone Health Care Center. She was a native of Abingdon and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by Slick Henderson.
Survivors include: mother, Frances Henderson; children, Angela Smith and husband Terry, Judy Columbia, Kathy Groseclose, Johnny Rash and Sidney Saltz; brothers, Jake Ewing and wife Shirley and Doug Ewing; six grandchldren; one great-grandson; and one nephew.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends onThursday from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Mae Stallard
COEBURN - Anna Mae Stallard, 83, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, in the Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol Tennessee. Mrs. Stallard was a member of the Coeburn Church of God of Proplhecy and lived most of her life in the Coeburn area until most recently she resided at The Humming Bird Retirement Villa, Lebanon, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Stallard, and a son,Ralph Stallard. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles L. and Judy Stallard and William R. (Billy) and Toni Stallard, all of Ivor, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Fay S. and Larry Buchanan, both of Castlewood; three brothers, Ronald Adkins of Castlewood and Guy Adkins and Harry Lee Adkins, both of Ohio; six sisters, Lucinda Teasley and Ginger Eggiman, both of Ohio, Vickie Adkins, Daisy Ward and Tammy Shenault, all of Coeburn, and Oma Jean Bruce of Texas; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, in the Coeburn Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Samuel Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Coeburn. The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, 11 a.m. till time of service at the Coeburn Church of God of Prophecy. Sturgill Funeral Homes, Coeburn, is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Bernice Innetta Washington, lovingly called Tootie, 73, departed this life and went to live with her Heavenly Father Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at Wellmont Systems-Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Welch, W.Va., and had made her home in Bristol since an early age. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful worker in her church, community and civic organizations. She was a graduate of Douglass School, completed training in cosmotology at Virginia Academy of Hairstyling and served as an instructor there for several years. She was united in holy matrimony to Melvin McClanahan and from this union were two children. She was later united in marriage to Albert "Snook" Washington, who preceded her in death. She was one of the oldest members of New Hope Baptist Church where she worked faithfully and untiringly for over 60 years. She served as vice-chairman of the Trustee Board, director of the Senior Choir, member of the Women's Choir, past director of the usher board, Women's Missionary Society, served on the Mother's Board, coordinator of Pastor's Aide and the Ada B. Circle of the Mission Department. She was a former member of the Twin City Chapter 58 Order of Eastern Star, the Daughters of Isis, past president of the NAACP and an instructor of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ministers and Deacons Union of Southwest Virginia. She was owner/operator of Innetta's Beauty Shop, Bristol, and a member of the Paramount Study and SocialClub.
She was preceded in death by husband, Albert Washington; parents, Rev. Mack M. and Ethel Swan Montgomery; brother, Posie A. Montgomery; and sisters, Mrs. Ada B. Smith and Ms. Inez Walker.
Survivors: sons, Richard Kentwood McClanahan, Newport News, Va., and Gerald Steven McClanahan, Bristol Virginia; grandson, Robert Kentwood McClanahan; two nephews; three nieces; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Calling hours will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at New Hope Baptist Church with funeral services at noon. Rev. William J. Reid will officiate. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Bernice Innetta M. Washington have been made through Robinson Mortuary Inc.
COEBURN - Hardaway Bennett, 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at Norton Community Hospital in Norton.
Mr. Bennett was a retired coal miner and a life-time resident of Wise County.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bobby J. Bennett; and a grandson, Bobby J. Bennett Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian James Bennett; daughters, Catherine Hamm and Dorothy Roberts, both of Coeburn, and Della Roberts, Wise; daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and John Markham and Linda and James Jones, both of Coeburn; a son, Edward Bennett, Whittier, Calif.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nephews; and several nieces.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sammy Hall and Rev. Leon Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Coeburn.
Visitation will be held at Estes Funeral Home on Friday after 6 p.m.
Ruth E. Holt Carmody
Ruth Evelyn Holt Carmody, 60, of 24141 Crimson Drive, Bristol, Va., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Carmody was a native of Bluff City and had spent all of her life in the Bristol area. She was a retired nurse at the Old King Mountain Nursing Home and the Bristol Memorial Hospital. Ruth was a wonderful wife and mother. She was a member of the Community Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher in the children's department.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Wyndell Carmody; one daughter, Wyndee Carmody Meade of Bristol Virginia; two sons, Rev. Richard Carmody of Bristol Tennessee, Rev. Mike Carmody of Bristol Virginia; her parents, Arthur and Virginia Holt of Bluff City; and two sisters, Carolyn Profitt of Sulpher Springs, Tenn., Patsy Stophel of Bluff City. Also surviving are nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lynn Smith and Rev. Todd Crusenberry officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be George Vance, Carl Owens, Shawn Profitt, Scottie Worley, Adam Stophel and Alex Stophel. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Patrick, Jimmy Meade, Brandon Carmody and Johnny Jones.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Carmody.
Lewis Scott Carter
TAZEWELL, Va. - Lewis Scott Carter, 32, of the Thompson Valley area, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at the home of his father, Don Carter. Scott was born July 9, 1970, in Bluefield, W.Va.,. to parents, Carol and Don Carter. He was a graduate of Tazewell High School Class of 1988. During high school, he was a member of the wrestling team. He was an active member of the Iron Workers Local 301 of Charleston, W.Va.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Carol and Ed Morand of Tannersville, Va.; father and stepmother, Don and Pat Carter of Thompson Valley, Va.; two sisters, Leasa Sorrell of Thompson Valley and Pam Roberts and husband, Wilbur of Gratton Va.; one brother, Jeff Carter of Thompson Valley; and nieces and nephews, Chase Robins, Brooke Davis and husband Michael, Travis Roberts and wife Rebekah, Jeremy Roberts, Dustin Roberts, Dewayne Carter, Anthony Carter and Courtney Carter.
The family will receive friends and relatives at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Steve Branch of the Voice of Praise and Worship Center officiating. Burial will follow at the Necessary Cemetery in Tannersville. Pallbearers will be Jeff Lockhart, Gary Dixon, Brad Penland, Travis Roberts, Anthony Carter and Chase Robins.
Robert F. Clarke
ABINGDON - Robert F. Clarke, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.
He was born in Richmond, son of the late William and Rebecca Duke Clarke. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jesse Clarke. Mr. Clarke purchased Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, in December 1976 and Old Dominion Memorial Gardens in Roanoke in the early 80's. He was involved in the cemetery industry for over 40 years. He was a past president of the Virginia Cemetery Association, an active member of the Southern Cemetery Association and the International Cemetery and Funeral Association.
He is survived by one daughter, Kathy Clarke of Candler, N.C.; three sisters, Arlyene Brame of Victoria, Va., Katherine Slayton of Richmond and Julia Stone of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two nieces; and six nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with the Rev. Lee Kidd officiating. Entombment will follow in Valley View Mausoleum, Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be James Ray, Ernest Ray, Roger Jessee, Dewey Smith, David Ray and Gerald Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Virginia Cemetery Association.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. Condolences may be sent to the Clarke family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HONAKER - Andrew Cox, 67, of Route 1, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 16, 1935, in Russell County a son of the late Walter Cox and Myrtle Alice Hess Cox, he had lived most of his life in Russell County. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Stuarts Chapel Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Noah and Dakota Defriece; two infant sisters; and an infant brother.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Lois Cox; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Norman Bryant, Honaker; four granddaughters, Karen Defriece, Lebanon, Katie Combs and Kathy Barton, both of Honaker, and Andrew Barton, Cleveland; one grandson, Norman Andrew Jackson (A.J.) Bryant, Honaker; four great-grandchildren, Candra Jones, Tyler Combs, Whitney Barton and Hunter Combs; five sisters, Virginia Bell Sykes, Ellicott City, Md., Elizabeth Lampkins, Peggy Helbert and Donna Purcell, all of Lebanon, and Georgia Boardwine, Saltville; four brothers, Jackie Lee Cox, Garland Cox, Roger Cox and Larry Cox, all of Baltimore; also several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Revs. Bill Gobble, Jeff Stevens and Carl Young officiating. Burial will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be David Lampkins, Darrell Lampkins, Dwayne Helbert, Jonathan Purcell, Edward Purcell and Tom Hubbard. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Gobble, Paul Spencer, Gerald Albert, Paul Helbert and George Boardwine. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at email@example.com.
Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the family of Mr. Cox.
William J. Craft
Funeral services for William J. "Bill" Craft 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.
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.
Mr. Craft, 89, of 456 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
America Ann Davidson
MARION - Mrs. America Ann Davidson, 96, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, in Francis Marion Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The D.R. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge.
William L. Dorton
CASTLEWOOD - The funeral service for William L. (Billy) Dorton, 74, 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, 74, of Route 2, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at his home.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the Dorton family.
Dennis Wayne Hess
RICHLANDS - Funeral services for Mr. Dennis Wayne Hess 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.
Mr. Hess, 51, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, in Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands after a lengthy illness.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Hess Family.
Irene M. Hess
HONAKER - Funeral services for Mrs. Irene McGlothlin Hess will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Clyde Lambert and Rev. Claude Rose officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va.
Pallbearers will be Tim Peck, Joey Peck, Jeff Hart, Michael Baldwin, Mark Baldwin, Freddie Richardson, Rodney Musick and Mark Wade.
Dr. James McVey will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Mrs. Hess, 70, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, in a Richlands hospital.
Thomas Johnson Jr.
MARION - Thomas Raymond Johnson Jr., 42, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002.
Survivors include: one son, Mark Anthony Johnson, Havre De Grace, Md.; one daughter, Beth Ann Sellers, Hyndman, Pa.; father and mother, Wayne and Joyce Lamie, Marion; one brother, Steven Johnson, Marion; and two sisters, Malinda Porter, Port Deposit, Md., and Rebecca Blevins, Marion.
Private funeral services will be held Saturday with interment to follow in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Bradley's Funeral Home or any time at the residence of Johnny and Rebecca Blevins, 923 Duke St., Marion. The family would like to make a public profession of gratitude to the Lord for a blessed time of fellowship on the evening preceding Thomas' death. A heavenly reunion is eagerly anticipated. Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the family of Mr. Johnson.
James P. Mannix
James P. Mannix died on Christmas Eve 2002. Dearly loved husband of the late Mary R. Deeply mourned by children, Mary Ellen Ragazzo (NYS Court Officer), Patrick, Delia (NYPD), James, Dennis, Paul (FDNY); 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; sons and daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in U.S. and Ireland. A shining example of the Greatest Generation, he served his country aboard the USS Ranger during World War II. Retired sergeant/NYPD, Lector at Holy Trinity R.C. Church, member of Holy Name Society, Msgr. Dillon K. of C, and VFW Post 4787. Predeceased by parents, Patrick and Delia; and brothers, Thomas and John. Reposing at Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home LLC, 10-25 150th Street, Whitestone, N.Y. Mass of Christian burial will be Monday at 9:45 a.m. at Holy Trinity. Interment Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting Saturday and Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.
Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home, LLC is in charge of arrangements.
James C. McClure
GRAY, Tenn. - James Carol McClure, 68, 661 Free Hill Road, went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, Dec. 26, 2002.
Mr. McClure was a truck driver and retired in 1996.
Survivors are his loving wife, Betty (Roland) McClure; one daughter, Deborah Jones, Kingsport; three sons, David McClure and Douglas McClure, both of Gray, and Mike McClure, Crumpler, N.C.; two grandchildren, Dalton Jones and Mary Elizabeth McClure; one brother, Doss McClure, Damascus, Va.; two sisters, Edith Bryant, Darlington, Md., and Fannie Mabe, Bel Air, Md.; also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Williams Funeral Home Chapel, Chilhowie, with Rev. Joe Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Baptist Cemetery, Glade Spring, Va.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Williams Funeral Home, Chilhowie, Va.
Uba Fletcher McDilda
ABINGDON - A graveside service for Uba Fletcher McDilda 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.
Those wishing to express their condolences online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
Mrs. McDilda, 64, 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.
Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon is serving the McDilda family.
Minnie G. Mitchell
ABINGDON - Mrs. Minnie Gay Mitchell, 93, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at the NHC Healthcare Center in Bristol.
She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and was a daughter of the late James Larimer and Margaret Ellen Hyler Larimer. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Abingdon Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husbands, Mount Vernon Bowman and Clint Mitchell; and a son, Robert Bowman.
She is survived by three daughters, Doris Umberger of Abingdon, Betty Carol Hurd of Knoxville and Ruth Annette Collier of Kingsport; three sons, Pete Bowman of Jonesborough, Tenn., Mack Bowman of Johnson City and George Bowman of Bristol Virginia; grandchildren, Nancy B. Jackson, Rachel Bowman, Harold Hurd Jr., Michael Collier, Matthew Bowman, Cindy Perkins, Alice Albro, Kenneth Bowman, Kara Sundermeyer, Monty Collier and Candace Mitchell; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Dr. Steven Pollard officiating. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Casketbearers will be the following grandsons, Alex Perkins, Matthew Bowman, Kenneth Bowman, Michael Collier, Monty Collier and Harold Hurd Jr. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:45 p.m. Sunday before the funeral service. Those wishing to send messages of sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Minnie Gay Mitchell.
Albert E. Moretz Sr.
Albert E. Moretz Sr., 90, of 326 Randolph St., Bristol, Va., passed away on Dec. 25, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was the son of the late K.S. and Nancy Nelson Moretz. He was a retired machine operator at Cortrim Hardwood Parts. He was a faithful member of Belle Meadows Baptist Church and had spent most of his life in the Bristol area. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie L. Moretz; sisters, Ella White and Lona Denton; and brothers, Byron Moretz, Henry Moretz and Floyd Moretz.
Survivors include: sons, Albert E. Moretz Jr. of Bristol Tennessee, and Larry R. Moretz of Montgomery, Ala.; daughter, Lona Houser of Bristol Virginia; grandchildren, Linda Hardin, Donna English, David Houser, Tony Houser, Bethany Thompson, Robin Henson, Mia Richards and Melissa Speal; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Haynes officiating. Committal services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers include Tony Henson, James Thompson, David Richards, Tony Houser, Dave Houser, Bobby Shupe, Charles Shupe, Junior Kirby and R.C. Houser. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-6:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.