Chester C. Fleenor
Funeral services for Chester Cowan Fleenor will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Email condolences may be sent to www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Fleenor, of 206 Arch St., Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
NORTON - John Isaac "Johnny" Hensley, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, in Norton Community Hospital. He was a retired coal miner from Old Ben Coal Co. and was a member of the UMWA Dixiana Local 8017. He was a member of the Wilson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and was a former member of Suthers Lodge 259 AF & AM. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Mary Jenkins Hensley; two brothers, William Hensley and Harry Hensley; a sister, Lousie Hensley; and a nephew, Steve Hensley.
Surviving: wife, Madge Brummett Hensley, Norton; two daughters, Evelyn Crystal Hensley, Norton and Pearl Hensley Smith, Wise; son, Alan Christopher Hensley, Norton; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, H.W. "Buddy" Hensley, Norris, Tenn.; three nephews; and one niece.
The family will receive freinds from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Randy Miller officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted 11 a.m.Wednesday in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.
Susie Esther Hicks
EMORY - Mrs. Susie Esther Hicks, 83, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Grace Healthcare. She was born in Watauga County, N.C., and moved to Washington County in 1950. She was a member of the Little Rock Baptist Church. Susie was the daughter of the late William and Calie Rominger and preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Charles Hicks.
She is survived by five sons, Edward Hicks of Emory, Tommy Hicks of Salisbury, N.C., Earnest Hicks of Damascus and Johnny Hicks and Albert Hicks, both of Glade Spring; seven daughters, Barbara Testerman of Emory, Glenda Prater of Meadowview, Mary Taylor of Glade Spring, Betty Casey of Hayters Gap, Va., Brenda Baumgardner of Chilhowie, Debbie Keesee of Goldsboro, N.C., and Laura Rutherford of Meadowview; two brothers, Cecil Rominger of Vilas, N.C., and Ira Rominger of Cambridge, Ohio; 30 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mahlon Wyatt officiating. Burial will follow in the Holston Conference Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday night at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Hicks.
Kitty Lee Parks Jeffery
PALMETTO, Fla. - Kitty Lee Parks Jeffery, 69, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Bristol Virginia, and moved to Manatee County, Fla., in 1963. She was a filler operator at Tropicana and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Merle F. Jeffery; two sons, Gary L. Tompa, of Murphy, N.C., and Michael Z. Jeffery of Tallahassee, Fla.; five sisters, Stella, Susan, Dee Dee, Mary and Gladys; two brothers, Jack Parks of Bradenton and Calvin (Butch) Parks of Bristol Virginia; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was conducted Friday afternoon, Sept. 20, at Ellenton Funeral Home, Ellenton, Fla. Burial follow in Skyway Memorial Park in Palmetto.
Information provided by Blevins Funeral Home.
Beulah B. Jones
LEBANON - Beulah Brooks Jones, 66, went away to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital following a lifelong illness. She was born on Aug. 11, 1936, in Russell County, Va., the daughter of the late William and Virginia Cook Brooks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jones; and a sister, Dorothy Smith.
Survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Emma Brooks and Paul and Judy Brooks, all of Spring City, Va., and Hobert and Karen Brooks of Abingdon; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Danny Howell of Abingdon; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Owens & Farmer Funeral Service with Pastor Bobby McCormick officiating. Interment will follow at Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon.
Pallbearers will be Danny Howell, Tom Estes, David Young, Chris Brooks, Rocky Sproles, Jimmy Alley and Mitchell Brooks.
Friends and relatives can visit the home of Connie and Danny Howell.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday after 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Owens & Farmer Funeral Service, Lebanon, Va.
Ellis M. Lambert
STONEGA, Va. - Sgt. Major Ellis M. Lambert, 62, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, in Middlesburg, Fla. He iwas a native of Stonega and was the son of Daisy W. Lambert and the late Forrest Lambert Sr.
His wife, Mary; and two daughters, Kristina and Jessica survive Lambert.
Arrangements are incomplelte.
Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia, is in charge of arrangements.
Bill Jack Mullins
HAYSI - Jack Mullins, 51, of Route 2, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at University of Virginia Hospitality House in Charlottesville. A native of Dickenson County, he was a son of the late Victor and Bonnie Turner Mullins. He was a disabled owner/operator of Mullns Transport and of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Jim Mullins.
Survivors include a brother, Victor and Sue Mullins of Haysi; a sister, Brigette Smith of Abingdon; six nieces and nephews, Curtis Mullins, Danielle Mullins, Brad Mullins, Lura Leigh Smith, Anthony Smith and Dillon Smith; one great-niece, Katlyn Mullins; two uncles, Clyde and Bill Turner; and one aunt, Juanita Mullins; and a very special companion, Pamela Watkins.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m.Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Sluss officiating. Burial will follow in the Fred Stallard Cemetery, Route 2, Haysi. Pallbearers will be Johnny Goodwin, Mark Mullins, Andy Mullins, Karl Rasnick, Curtis Mullins and Brad Mullins. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Mullins, Teddy Bailey and Carroll Edwards. The family will receive friends Monday, Sept. 23, after 6 p.m. where a song service will be held at 7 p.m.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Jack Talmadge Musick
Jack Talmadge Musick, 75, of 2333 Shakesville Road, Bristol, Va., passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home are incomplete.
Virginia "Jenny" Mae Pickel, Bristol Tennessee, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at her home.
She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
Survivors include parents, Samuel and Evelyn Pickel Sr.; brother, Samuel H. Pickel Jr.; grandmother, Wyona Pickel; very special niece, Emily Morgan Pickel; special nephew, Austin Matthew Pickel; special close friend, Tracy Stai; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herbert Bailey officiating. The committal service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shipley Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Juanita I. Robinson
KINGSPORT - The family of Junaita Inez Robinson will meet for a graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Garden of the Good Shepherd of the East Lawn Memorial Park. Those desiring may send condolence to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Robinson, 74, joined Christ and loved ones gone before her, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Robinson family.
Jewell J. Rose
CLAREMONT, N.C. - Jewell J. Rose, 83, formerly of Darwin, Va., died at the Brian Center in Claremont on Monday, Sept. 23, 2002.
She was the widow of the late Fred C. Rose; and the daughter of the late James and Draxie Vanover Trivett.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Billie F. and Lee Charles Artrip, Clintwood, Frances K. and David Sweeney, Bristol Tennessee, and Sandra L. and Wilton Hughes, Claremont; one brother, John J. Trivett, San Antonio; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Clintwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Minister Terry W. Price officiating. Graveside services and entombment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Clintwood Funeral Home is entrusted to the care of Jewell J. Rose.
Lola N. Sizemore
DORAN, Va. - Mrs. Lola Fair Nelson Sizemore, 92, formerly of Bearwallow, Va., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at her home following a brief illness.
She was born in Tazewell County, Va., and was a daughter of the late James A. and Hannah Bandy Nelson, both Bearwallow natives. She was a life long resident of the Tazewell County area and was of the Protestant faith. She attended Lake Park Free Will Baptist Church and the Appalachian Agency of Senior Citizens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Noah Jason Sizemore; one daughter; one son-in-law; four sisters; and five brothers. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Loretta Whited and husband, Cecil of Brooklyn, Ohio, Mrs. Janet Fletcher and husband, Olis of Pounding Mill, Va., Mrs. Eula Gay Church of Steelesburg, Va., and Mrs. Carol Reed and husband, Glen of Brunswick, Ohio; four sons, Mr. Edwin Sizemore and wife, Bonnie of Cleveland, Va., Mr. Harvey Lee Sizemore of Jewell Ridge, Va., Mr. Bill Sizemore and wife, Glenda of Swords Creek, Va., and Mr. Larry Joe Sizemore and wife, Carol of Doran; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren, along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Lawrence Hayes, Rev. Stafford Compton and Rev. Rick Blevins officiating. Interment will follow in the Nelson Family Cemetery at Bearwallow. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
Herman E. Smith
PINEY FLATS - Herman Edward "Ed" Smith, 83, of 807 Muddy Creek Road, passed away on Monday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Anderson Health Care Center in Gray, Tenn. He was the son of William and Eula Mae Willen Smith and was a lifelong resident of the Piney Flats area. He was a farmer and a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren in Blountville. He was an avid fiddler and hunter.
Survivors include: sister, Evelyn Erwin, who resides at Sunbridge Hillside Manor in Kingsport; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dolly Smith of Boones Creek and Mrs. Phyllis Smith of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in daeth by brothers, Beverly A. Smith, James Allen "Jack" Smith and Gordon S. Smith; and sisters, Lucille Glover, Dorothy Garst and Frances Gammon.
Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include Danny Garst, Mike Garst, Jim Garst, Paul Garst, Phillip Smith, Ron Smith, Sam Gammon, Mark Gammon, David Erwin and Allen Erwin. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren, 343 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Blountville, TN 37617. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Ann Snapp
BOONVILLE, N.C. - Betty Ann Snapp, 59, of Boonville Share-a-Home, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 23, 2002. She was born July 25, 1943, in Abingdon to the late Alfred Marvin Snapp and StellaVenable Snapp.
She is survived by two brothers, Robert Snapp and wife Lillian of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Roger Snapp and wife Elaine Snapp of Mocksville, N.C.; and one nephew, Christopher Snapp of Mocksville.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at noon in the Holston Conference Cemetery in Emory with Rev. Marion Swann officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon is serving the family of Betty Snapp.
Wade Lee Steffey
BLUFF CITY - Graveside services for Wade Lee Steffey will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, in the Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Robbins, Adam Miller, Larry Brown, Randall Perry, Zane Vance, Loyd Horton, Richard Horton, Bruce Dukes and Jerry Campbell.
Anyone wishing may make memorials to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620.
Mr. Steffey, 34, of 601 Big Arm Road, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Wellmont Hospice House.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Steffey.
Anna Myers Trail
MARION - Anna Myers Trail, 89, widow of Garland W. Trail, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at her home in Marion. She attended Gethsemane Baptist Church. She was a full time homemaker, loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Trail is survived by six daugthers and sons-in-law, Twilene and William Gross of Sellersburg, Ind., bonnie and Walker Keen of Marion, Zelma and Roy Keithley of Feltcher, N.C., Rose and Joe Johnson of Marion, Janie and George Collins of Chilhowie and Deborah Trail of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Betty Jo Trail of Bristol Virginia; several nieces and nephews; and three special friends, David Meek, Shirley Widner and Mrs. Keith (Esther) Crabtree; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Gilbert and Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion.The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Hospice of Southwestern Virginia, 600 West Ridge Road, Wytheville, VA 24382. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Trail Family.
Ella Jones Bandy
DIX CREEK, Va. - Funeral services for Ella Jones Bandy will be conducted Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel, Tazewell, with Rev. Kenny Fields officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer is Lake (Jr.) Sizemore. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service Friday.
Mrs. Bandy, 96, a lifelong resident of Dix Creek, died Wednesday peacefully at home after a long illness.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home of Tazewell is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas C. Burns
CLEVELAND, Va. - The funeral service for Thomas Cowan Burns will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Austin Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon. Pallbearers will be Jason Jones, Daniel Barton, Larry Rasnake, Brian Kiser, Larry Miller and Dean Chafin.
Mr. Burns, 68, of the Spring City community, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at home.
Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the family of Mr. Burns.
Ralph W. Conner
JOHNSON CITY --Graveside services for Ralph Wilbur "Bud" Conner will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel, 893 Bluff City Highway, Bristol, Tenn., with Rev. Tim Ross and Rev. Jack Edwards officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. In lieu flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospital Guest House at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, P.O. Box 3973 CRS, Johnson City, TN 37602 - the guest house is used for out-of-town families for patients at the Veterans Center or at the Children's Hospital of Johnson City. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Mr. Conner, 79, of 1905 Knob Creek Road, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
JONESVILLE, Va. - Grace Davis, 99, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Arrangements will be announced later by Arney-Mullins Funeral Home, Jonesville.