Rosie J. Meade
RAVEN, Va. - Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Juanita Meade will be conducted Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. Clarence Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.
Mrs. Meade, 76, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in a Richlands hospital following a lengthy illness.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. - Mr. Wayne Mounts, 79, of the Pilgrims Knob section, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in a Grundy hospital following a long illness. Born in McDowell County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Floyd and Lilly Smith Mounts. He was a retired coal miner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Hattie Mounts; and a son, Junior Mounts.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Horn Mounts; three sons, Harold Mounts of Jewell Valley, David Mounts of Whitewood, Va., and Bobby Mounts of Jarret, Va.; four daughters, Pearly Mae Monahan and Hattie Marie Mounts of Roanoke, Lois Jane Mounts of Indiana, and Phyllis Davis of Grundy; one brother, Boyd Mounts of Gilbert, W.Va.; several grandchildren; and a special granddaughter, Kaitlin Sierra Hughes.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the Loggy Bottom Pentecostal Holiness Church at Whitewood with Rev. Jack Ward, Rev. Mike Altizer and Rev. Andy Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Mullins Cemetery on Compton Mountain. Pallbearers will be Gary Vanover, Bill Joe Kelly, Lawrence Deel, Franklin Miller, Herman Keen, Freddy Lester and Arthur Whitt.
The body will be taken to the church where friends may call from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday.
Buchanan Funeral Service, Keen Mountain, is serving the Mounts family.
Erston D. Pendergrass
RICHLANDS - Mr. Erston D. Pendergrass, 96, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in a Lebanon hospital following a long illness. Born at Tip Top, Va., he was the son of the late Joseph and Cora French Pendergrass. He was a retired engineer with Norfolk and Western Railroad.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Elizabeth Lowe Pendergrass; one son, Joe Pendergrass; a brother, Burl Pendergrass; and a sister, Bertha Pendergrass.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family in his generation.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Jean Ogan of Lebanon, Mrs. Shirley Dean Smith and husband Don of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Betty Smith and husband Earl of Charlottesville, Va., and Mrs. Patricia (Patsy) Richardson and husband Harry of Pounding Mill, Va.; two sons, Bobby D. Pendergrass and wife Barbara of Jackson, Ga., and Kyle H. Pendergrass and wife Juanita of Leo, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Burial will be Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Hankins Cemetery in Richlands. The family will receive friends at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday. Family and friends attending the burial are asked to meet by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home for the processional to the cemetery.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Pendergrass family.
Garnett R. Powell
KINGSPORT - Garnett R. Powell, 81, a resident of Kingsport for the past 44 years, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 23, 2002, at his home following an illness of one year. Mr. Powell had previously been a teacher at Tennessee High School in Bristol Tennessee.
At the request of Mr. Powell his body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at 3 p.m. at the Colonial Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Smith and Rev. Kathy Hale officiating.
Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 24, 2002, from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6027, Kingsport, TN 37663.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Powell.
Christine H. Powers
Committal services for Christine Hickman Powers will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Glenwood Cemetery.
The Rev. Stephen L. Playl will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Powers of Bristol Tennessee, died peacefully at home at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Gladys L. Powers
ABINGDON - A graveside service for Mrs. Gladys L. Powers will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Those attending the service are asked to assemble at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation-Virginia Chapter, P.O. Box 6772, Richmond, VA 23230.
Mrs. Powers, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, in Lake Harris Health Center in Leesburg, Fla.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mrs. Powers.
Byron E. Price
CEDAR BLUFF - Mr. Byron E. "Pete" Price, 84, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn., following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Tazewell County and was the son of the late Olga A. and Lou N. Clark Price, both Russell County natives.
He made his home in the Tazewell County area most of his life and was a retired painter. He was a U.S. Army Air Force World War II veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Kitts Price; one sister, Lena Amato; and one brother, Roger W. Price.
Survivors are: three stepsons, Mr. Dennis Kitts of Richlands, Mr. Doug Kitts of Richlands and Mr. Harold Kitts Jr. of Xenia, Ohio; one brother, James H. Price Sr. of Norton; nieces and nephews, James Price Jr., Richard Price, Jane Mayes and Amy Beacham; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Lori Price, Clay Price, Jason Price, Mark Price, Camero Price and Steven Mullins.
Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at 3 p.m. at the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum in Richlands. Members of Casey-Shortt VFW Post 9640 and Tazewell County Chapter 31 DAV will conduct military graveside services.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum in Richlands.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.
Edgel St Clair
GRUNDY - Edgel St Clair, 64 years of age of the Belchers Fork section of Route 2, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at this home following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Clyde and Lillie Mae McClanahan St Clair. He was a member of the Harman Memorial Baptist Church, owner of the St Clair Auto Sales at Keen Mountain, Va., member of the Grundy Lions Club, member of Sandy Valley Lodge 17 A.F. & A.M. , a member of the Scottish Rite of free masonry 32nd degree of Roanoke and a member of the Kazim Temple in Roanoke. He was a board member of the Willowbrook Country Club, was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association.
Mr. St Clair is survived by wife of 46 years, Jean Clevinger St Clair of Grundy; one son, Joe Franklin and wife Cathy St Clair of Keen Mountain, Va.; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth and husband Carey Addision of Rosedale, Va.; two sisters, Gearldine Stiltner of Harman, Va., and Phyllis Worley of Bristol Tennessee; one brother, Leon St Clair of Maxie, Va.; and three grandsons Carey Addison Jr., Nicholas John Addison and Jacob William St Clair.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willard Owens officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park at Big Rock, Va.
Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel after 5 p.m. Monday and there will be Masonic Rites conducted at 7 p.m. at the chapel followed immediately by regular services.
Active pallbearers will be Bucky Blankenship, Fred Whitt, Kermit Clevinger, Tommie Joe Clevinger, Earl Elswick, Teddy Newsome, Freddie Dickey and Randy Looney.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Mullins, Gary Rose, Chester Long, Tivis O'quinn, Ikie Ratliff, Carmel Justice, Otis Elswick, Russell Bentley, Thurl Silcox, Earl Hurt, Jackie Mullins and Dr. Jackie Briggs.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of all arrangements.
Richard M. Summers
ABINGDON --Funeral services for Richard M. Summers will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Tolar Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park with military honors by the Highland Fellowship Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Tony Gable, John S. Phillips, Dr. Thomas Phillips Jr., Stephen Smith, Preston Smith and Hank Grant.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 136 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210.
Mr. Summers, 79, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Campbell Funeral Home of Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
Roy C. Thomas
GLADE SPRING --The funeral service for Roy C. Thomas will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, in the Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Boyer and Rev. Tommy Tester officiating. A Masonic graveside service will be conducted by the Liberty Hall Lodge 104 A.F. & A.M. at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Monday prior to the funeral service at Garrett Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Thomas, 76, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at his residence.
Gary Lee Vandyke
WHITEWOOD, Va. - Mr. Gary Lee Vandyke, 23, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at his home following a sudden illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands.
David Brian Blackwell
WEBER CITY - David Brian Blackwell, 30, entered into rest Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, in Unicoi County, Tenn.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gate City Funeral Home.
Virginia J. Blair
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Funeral services for Virginia Jackson Blair will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.Walter Statzer and Rev. Charlie Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randall Brooks, Glen Long, John Smith, Ray Heath, Jackie Cox, Rick Salyers, Bill Brooks and Ike Mohler. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Brooks, Roger Brooks, Lynn Lunsford and Gene Eaton.
Mrs. Blair, 76, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, in Grace Health Care of Abingdon after a brief illness.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Graveside services for Maxie Bookhamer will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Rose Hill Cemetery, Big Ridge section, with Pastor Allen Bonnell officiating. Pallbearers will be Alan Bookhamer, Daniel Bookhamer, Addie Speer, Jim Speer, Pat Simpson, Don Bailey and Roger Stanley.
Mrs. Bookhamer, 99, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Life Care Center in Greeneville.
Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Bookhamer family.
Sandra S. Coleman
ABINGDON - Mrs. Sandra Dee Shortridge Coleman, 39, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, in the Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Sandra was a native of Buchanan County, Va., and had lived there before moving to Abingdon in 1990.
She was a member of the West Main Street Freewill Baptist Church and a 1982 graduate of Grundy High School, where she was selected by Who's Who. She was a hairdresser and owned and operated "If It's Hair."
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Coleman; a daughter, McKalia Janelle Coleman; her parents, Dee and Janice Compton Shortridge, all of Abingdon.
The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at 1 p.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel .
Interment will follow in the Mountain View Untied Methodist church Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Mark Cole, Bill Nunley, Bruce Roberson, Clayton Keen, Tom Watson, Joe Naffah, Paul Taylor and Byron Johnson.
Honorary casketbearers will be the congregation of the West Main Street Freewill Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Main Street Freewill Baptist Church, 1147 W. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210.
The family will receive friends Thursday and Friday after 6 p.m. in the funeral home with a service to be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. by Pastor Willis Osborne and a service to be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. by Elder Roger Coleman and Elder Frank O'Quinn.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Coleman family.
Gladys H. Cox
The funeral service for Gladys H. Cox will be conducted at 11 o'clock Thursday morning in Heritage Chapel of Memories in Glenwood Cemetery with Mr. Elmer Lester officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery.
Mrs. Cox, 91, of Bristol Virginia died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at her daughter's home.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Cox are being made through Blevins Funeral Home.
CLAYPOOL HILL, Va. - Mr. Olis Fletcher, 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at this home following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Buchanan County, Va., and was a son of the late Clarence and Mary Elswick Fletcher, both Buchanan County natives.
He was a retired miner with Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. at Jewell Valley, Va., and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local Union 7327. He had made his home in the Claypool area most of his life, was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and was a member of the Reynolds Ridge Community Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Janet Sizemore Fletcher; two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Donna Jean) Shortt of Abingdon and Mrs. Thomas (Nesta) Sparks of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Fern Hudson of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Effie Davis of Tampa and Mrs. Uva McDilda of Abingdon; one brother, Mr. Waldon Fletcher of Tampa; one grandchild, Clinton Olis Sparks; two step-grandchildren, Kevin Dean Shortt and Christopher Bradley Shortt; and two great-grandchildren, Tristen Wayne Sparks and Clara Breann Sparks.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Lawrence Hayes and Rev. Rick Pruitt officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be Winfred McGlothlin, Fred McGlothlin Jr., Jim Ball, Leroy Nelson, Frazier McGlothlin, Ernie Horton, Lonnie Perkins and Mark Sexton. Honorary pallbearers: Larry Kyle, Bernard Sparks, Stanley Sparks and Timmy Sparks. Members of Casey-Shortt VFW Post 9640 of Richlands and the Disabled American Veterans Tazewell County Chapter 31 will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands after 6 p.m. Thursday.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
William C. Fletcher
HONAKER - Funeral services for Mr. William Clyde Fletcher will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Elder Danny Smith, Elder Otis Fields, Elder Ked Stacy, Elder Joe Edwards and Elder George Ben Combs officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va.
Pallbearers will be Shannon Fletcher, Bernard Fletcher, Earl Fletcher, Ronnie Fletcher, Joe Kendrick, Tommy Deel, Doug Compton, Greg Fletcher and Aaron Fletcher.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the Washington District Primitive Baptist Association.
Mr. Fletcher, 88, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, in a Lebanon hospital.