CLINTWOOD - Clyde Edwards, 88, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2002. He was a native of Dickenson County and was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Miles.
He is survived by his wife, Gusta Edwards; son Jim Edwards and wife Cindy Edwards of Highland, Mich.; daughter, Pam Starling and husband Ken Starling of Farmington, Mich.; brothers, Fred Edwards of Florida and Clayton Sutherland of Ypsilanti, Mich.; sisters, Georgia Street of Elizabethton and Dorothy Edwards of Elizabethton; granddaughter, Becki Seifert and husband Nick Seifert of Livonia, Mich.; grandchildren, Marie Starling, Jason Starling and David Starling; great-grandchildren, Heather Hyatt and Nicholas Hyatt; and one step-great-grandson, Nick Seifert.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Mullins Funeral Home Chapel with Clergyman Robbie Hay officiating. Burial will be in the Temple Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be Jim Edwards, Ken Starling, Jason Starling, Nicholas Hyatt, David Starling and Roger Vance. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Hay, Fred Edwards and Clayton Sutherland.
The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 6, from 4 till 9 p.m. in the Mullins Funeral Home Chapel.
Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Edwards family.
BLOUNTVILLE - Donna C. Shaw Gibbons, 59, of 340 Ridgeway Drive, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002.
She was a charter member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and was the first to be saved in the church.
She loved to travel with her long time companion, Harold K. Hubbard. She had a love for flowers and life and she lived hers to the fullest.
She had a great concern and compassion for others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer J. Shaw and Verna Lucille Fuller Shaw; one brother, Ron G. Shaw; and grandchildren, Christopher Dale Gibbons and Casside Nicole Warren.
Surviving are her daughter, Tonya L. Warren and husband Allen of Piney Flats; her sons, Kevin Dale Chase and wife Norma Jean of Kingsport and L. Dean Gibbons of Piney Flats; grandchildren, Joshua T. Hensley, Samuel A. Warren, William Noah Warren and Dylan Hart Hamilton; and brother, Ron G. Shaw and his wife Jeanette of Bluff City.
Calling hours are Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown Kingsport. Friends may also call any time at the residence, 340 Ridgeway Drive, Blountville.
Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Scott Watson officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery, Piney Flats.
Pallbearers are Donald Light, Brian Fuller, Mike Boardwine, Gary Wilkerson, Ryan Shaw and Steven Light.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Donna Shaw.
Robert L. Kestner
SALTVILLE - Robert Lee Kestner, 54, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Survivors and funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Bradley's Funeral Home of Marion.
John G. MacFarland
CHILHOWIE - John George MacFarland, 55, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Gale Compton MacFarland; one daughter, Christina Lynn Beck, Rock Hall, Md.; one son, Sgt. C.F. Schuyler, U.S. Marine Corps, Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Tyler Beck and Craig Beck. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cleghorn Baptist Church with Rev. Wesley G. Eller officiating. Burial will be in the Cleghorn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Williams Funeral Home, Chilhowie, is in charge of arrangements.
Lydia H. Osborne
CLIFFIELD, Va. - Mrs. Lydia Caroline Horn Osborne, 96, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, in a Tazewell hospital following a brief illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Smiley and Sarah Jane Horn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Osborne; six brothers, Evans, Letcher, Sherman, Roby, Otis and Linkous Horn; one sister, Pearlie Stilwell; and one grandson, Danny Ray Smith.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Lester (Delores) Meadows of Cliffield, Mrs. Virginia Doll Stilwell of Raven, Va., Mrs. Glen (Arlene) Boyd of Blountville, Mrs. Juanita Stilwell of Raven and Mrs. John Lee (Judy) Cantrell of Cliffield; two sons, Mr. Joe Osborne and wife Betty and Mr. Jay Osborne and wife Charlotte, both of Cliffield; two sisters, Mrs. Dealy Barton of Richlands and Mrs. Jennie Stilwell of Cedar Bluff; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and 11 step-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, in the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Ralph Horton, Rev. Carl Robinson and Rev. Rodney Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery at Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family will receive friends at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff from 6-9 p.m. Friday with services at 7 p.m.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Osborne Family.
Lucille P. Peters
EXETER, Va. - Lucille Pippin Peters, 87, joined her husband in eternal life and peace Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, in Norton Community Hospital. She was born in Roebuck, Va., the only daughter of Lula Boardwine Pippin and Drewy P. Pippin, who preceded her in death along with her husband of 66 years, Malcom E. Peters. Her earlier years were spent working in the Bristol and Kingsport silk mills. After moving to Exeter, she left her career to raise her family. She was a 54-year resident of Exeter and was a Christian of the Baptist faith. She loved to cook for friends and family.
Surviving are sons and daughter, Ron Peters, Exeter, Gerald Peters, Big Stone Gap, Jim Peters, Big Stone Gap and Reta Sargent, Appalachia; brothers, Winford G. Pippin, Greendale, Va., and Charlie M. Pippin, Greendale; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and neighbors who will miss her.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gilliam Funeral Home with funeral service at 2 p.m. with Bishop G.D. Peters officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will follow in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap.
Gilliam Funeral Home of Big Stone Gap is in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Grace Rector
MARION - Thelma Grace Rector, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at her home in Marion. She is survived by her husband, L.J. Rector of Marion; two daughters, Charis J. Rector of Marion and Mary R. Ward of Charlotte, N.C.; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe R. and Barbara D. Rector of Marion; two sisters, Helen Rymer Green of Long View, Texas, and Dorothy Roberson of Dandridge, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Christy Rector of San Francisco, John Rector of Dandridge, Pamela Ward of Charlotte, N.C., Tonia Norris of Front Royal, Va., and Monte Ward of Marion; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Marion. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Services is serving the Rector Family.
Margaret F. Tiberio
Margaret F. Tiberio, 83, of Bristol Virginia, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House.
She was a native of Washington, D.C., and lived most of her life in Rochester, N.Y., before moving to Bristol in 1996. She was retired from Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester. She attended Shakesville Church of Christ. Mrs. Tiberio was preceded in death by a daughter, Doreen Supernault.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Davis and her husband Larry of Phoenix, Ariz., and Cherie Stout and her dear friend, Jr. of Bristol Virginia; a sister, Eileen Waterbury of Puyallup, Wash.; a son-in-law, Ronald Supernault of Bristol Virginia; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock Saturday in the Chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Lambert officiating. The committal service and burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Music will be provided by Lori Owens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 til 8 Friday evening at Blevins Funeral Home. The family wishes to give special thanks to Wellmont Hospice House, Connie Creamer, Joyce Peak, Paige Baker and Pastor Lambert and his wife Carolyn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or Pastor Wayne Lambert, New Church Building Fund, 2662 King Mill Pike, Bristol, VA 24201. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Tiberio have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Eddie Ray Turner
CLINCHCO - Eddie Ray Turner, 29, passed away Sept., 2002, at his home, He was last employed by CSX as a transporter, a member of the Freewill Baptist church and a member of the McClure Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Turner.
Survivors include his mother, Alice Fay Mullins Turner, Clinchco; four uncles, Danny Mullins, Woodrow Turner, Evans Turner and Walter Turner; and two aunts, Dolly Potter and Brenda Stanley.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Haysi Funeral Home with Rev. Vester McKinney and Rev. Johnny Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the Barton-Sykes Cemetery, Route 1, Clinchco. Pallbearers will be Brian Moore, Mark McCowan, Larry Stanley, Brian Stanley, Chris Hall and Dennis Tipton. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the McClure Fire Department. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Friday where a song service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Tillie Irene Blevins
GLADE SPRING - Mrs. Tillie Irene Blevins, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, in Grace Health Care in Abingdon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Blevins; and one son, William Clyde Shew. She was a member of the McCalls Gap Presbyterian Church.
Survivors: three sons, Roger D. and Alyce Blevins, Glade Spring, Jeffrey Lee Blevins, Glade Spring and Ricky G. Blevins, Glade Spring; two daughters, Doris Morefield and husband Charles, Glade Spring and Melva Sue Blevins, Glade Spring; one sister, Sarah Murray, Rockford, Ill..; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at Glade Spring Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Eugene Baldwin officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is serving the family.
Jean P. Campbell
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Jean Plum Campbell, 72, passed away late Sunday night, Oct. 6, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Greeneville for many years and a member of the Women's Sunday School Class and Women Circle at the Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who spent her life doing for others rather than herself.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry Plum and Dawn Plum of Richmond, and Gary Plum of Greeneville, who was a very devoted son and her rock for many years; three daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Pat Holliday of Bristol Virginia, Debbie and Mike Gifford of Blountville and Dawn and Ralph Bible of Bristol Virginia; six grandchildren, Brent Holliday, Heather Shelton, Robert Gifford and Rebecca Gifford, Eric Bible, Taylor Plum, Elizabeth Plum and Brandon Plum; and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and John Ramirez.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry Plum, in 1992, and her most recent husband, David Campbell; as well as one sister, Mary Hyman; and a brother, Robert Tew.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at 11 a.m. in Doughty Stevens Chapel with Tim Stricklin officiating. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol Tennessee. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the service.
Active pallbearers will be Brent Holliday, Robert Gifford, Eric Bible, Taylor Plum and Brandon Plum.
Honorary pallbearers are the attending physicians of Mountain State Alliance Health, the medical staff of Johnson City Medical Center and NHC in Johnson City.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Doughty Stevens Funeral Home.
Doughty Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William J. Carson
The funeral services for Mrs. Rowena W. Clark will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9,. 2002, in El-Shaddai Baptist Church 20263 Haskell Station Road, Bristol, Va., with Pastor Ken Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in Carson Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carl Owens, Fred Barker, Jack Ford, Harry Kilby, Wayne McNeil, Darryl Richards and Johnny Shipman. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to El-Shaddai Baptist Church, 20263 Haskell Station Road, Bristol, VA 24202 or Morrison School, 139 Terrace Drive, Bristol, VA 24201. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family of Mr. Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Carson, 64, of 8409 Loretta Lane, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at his home.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Carson.
Rowena W. Clark
Funeral services for Mrs. Rowena W. Clark will be conducted from the Lee Street Baptist Church Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Dr. W.A. Johnson officiating.
Family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday prior to funeral services.
Burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Clark, 65, 226 Avondale Lane, Bristol, Va., departed this life Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at 5:10 a.m. at the Bristol Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Robinson Funeral Services, Kingsport, are serving the family of Mrs. Clark.
BLUFF CITY - James Franklin Cross, 64, went home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, Oct. 8, 2002, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Pittsburgh but had resided in the Bristol area since 1942. He was the son of the late Harold E. and Mae Cross of Bristol. He was a retired employee of Raytheon Company. Mr. Cross was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Johnson; brother, Harold "Sonny" Cross; a granddaughter, Katie Ann Parsons; and a son-in-law, Terry Wood.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Juanita Carrier Cross; three daughters, Brenda Parsons and husband, Mark, Bristol Tennessee, Gina Roberts and husband Jerry, Chilhowie and Vicki Colvard and husband Mike, Bristol Tennessee; sister, Jean Almaroad, Bristol Virginia; brother, Ronnie Cross, Bristol Tennessee; nine grandchildren, Travis, Daniel, Drew and Megan Parsons, Alex, Stephanie and Adam Roberts and Eric and Bradley Wood.; and step-grandson, Michael Colvard.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at the Vance Bible Church with Rev. Greg Kain officiating. The committal will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Glen wood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Perry, Dale Carrier, Terry Carrier, Jonathan Carrier, Jamie Carrier, Rich Thomas, Steve Chafin and David Sproles. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, men of Vance Bible Church and friends from Raytheon. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Vance Bible Church Building Fund, 425 Broyles Lane, Bristol, TN 37620 or to the American Cancer Society, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201. Email condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Vance Bible Church.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sarah Jane Deel
HAYSI - Funeral services for Sarah Jane Deel will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Elders Eddie Newsome and Andy Deel officiating. Burial will follow in the Blankenship Cemetery, Route 2, Haysi. Grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 9, where an evening service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday
Mrs. Deel, 76, of Route 2, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Fred E. Haga
Fred Edward Haga, born Nov. 2, 1932, in Bristol Tennessee, passed away on Sept. 27, 2002.
He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee as an electrical engineer.
He was a retired electrical engineer with Lucent Technologies.
He participated in the Korean War from June, 1951, until June, 1955. He was a staff sergeant.
He is survived by his daughter, Lisa H. Elliott, Charleston, S.C.; son, Jon Haga, Acworth, Ga.; three brothers, Wayne Haga, Allen Haga and Don Haga, all of Bristol Tennessee; and one granddaughter, Audrey Elliott.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at 2 p.m. at The Aldersgate Methodist Church in Bristol Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Cremation Society of the South in charge of arrangements. 770-941-5352.
Sharon Kay Hubbard
HONAKER - Sharon Kay Hubbard, 31, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, in a Lebanon hospital. Born April 14, 1971, in Lebanon, she was a daughter of Shirley Compton of Honaker and Bill Hubbard of Convoer, N.C. A lifelong resident of the Honaker area, she was a member of the Honaker Church of God. She was a former employee of Bristol Compressors.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ronnie Hubbard and Lizzie Hubbard Gilbert, and her maternal grandfather, Maven Compton.
In addition to her parents, survivors include one daughter, Kristen Lyndsay George of the home; three brothers, Christopher Compton of Honaker, Michael Hubbard of Lebanon and Matthew Compton of Honaker; one half-sister, Amanda Hubbard of Conover; two half-brothers, Jamie Hubbard and Chad Hubbard, both of Conover; her maternal grandmother, Zora Compton of Honaker.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Harless Hess officiating. Interment will follow in the Clark Cemetery in Honaker.
Cousins will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Wednesday.