Wiley W. Thompson
Wiley William Thompson, 87, of Bristol Virginia, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Thompson was born in Lebanon on Nov. 5, 1915, to Wiley Smith and Alice Leonard Thompson. He grew up on a farm near Glade Spring, Va. He spent his career with the U.S. Postal Service, working for many years on trains traveling between Bristol and Washington, D. C. In January, he moved from his home in Bristol Tennessee to The Grand Court in Bristol Virginia.
He was married to Corinne Hayter who died in 1982. Subsequently, he was married to Margaret Ward, who also predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his parents; and by a brother, James Thompson of Glade Spring, Va. He was a devoted member of the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church where he volunteered in the food pantry and enjoyed the activities of the men's group.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, W. William and Suzanne Thompson of Powell, Tenn., and Ronald A. and Janet Thompson of Lebanon, N.H.; one daughter and son-in-law, C. Edward and Carol Thompson Cate of Maryville, Tenn.; and a stepson and his wife, Richard and Connie Ward of Amherst, Va. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Matthew Cate and wife Mary, Jonathan Cate, Laura Thompson, Christopher Thompson, Maj. Jeffrey R. Ward and wife Cindy, Kimberly Dawson and husband Hank, Tamara Downey and husband James and Aaron Ward.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2002, in the Virginia Avenue Methodist Church with the Reverend Connie Huffine. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon. Pallbearers will be Christopher Allen Thompson, Matthew Allen Cate, Jonathan Edward Cate, Bill Rutherford, Jim Rutherford, Andy Rutherford, Don Harris and Fred Kroupa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 1127 Virginia Ave., Bristol, TN 37620.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Thompson.
Calling hours for Ms. Bernice Innetta Washington 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.
Ms. 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.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Bernice Innetta M. Washington have been made through Robinson Mortuary Inc.
Thomas Workman Sr.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Thomas Workman Sr., 71, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 23, 2002. He was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Chattaroy, W.Va. He was the son of the late Nimrod and Millie Workman. He lived in Virginia for many years, where he had many life long friends. He was retired from Lone Star Industries of Roanoke, Va., with 31 years of service, then he went on to pastor The Praise Tabernacle Church in Beaufort, S.C., where he lived for 18 years. He was a member of Gospel Life Christian Ministries in Beaufort. He was preceded in death by his wife of 26 years, Louise Eden Workman; and one brother, Billy Gene Workman. He was loved my many and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include: one daughter, Brenda Workman Delp of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Jr. and Gail Workman of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandsons, Rodney Delp Jr. of Roanoke and Travis L. Delp of Blue Ridge, Va.; and two great-grandchildren, Autumn Delp and Kaitlyn Delp. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Dorothy Hamilton of New Market, Tenn., Charles Workman of Strawberry Plains, Tenn., Lillie Mae Moore of Chesapeake, Va.,. Gladys Pearl McNeely of Williamson, W.Va., James Edward Workman of Lowell, Fla., Harvey Jay Workman of Carpet, Ga., Doris Ann Rivers of Belle View, Fla., Phyllis Sue Liptac of Bradenton, Fla., and Tronnie Scott Workman of Bell View, Fla.; and a very special friend, Fern McCaston of Beaufort.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Campbell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pook Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the Campbell Funeral Home from 7-9 Friday evening.
Campbell Funeral Home, Abingdon, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Lee Carr
JOHNSON CITY - Margaret Lee Carr, 78, 367 Riverview Drive, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Carr lived most of her life in Washington County. She was the daughter of the late William and Lucy Hyatt Cole.
She retired from the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the food service department.
Mrs. Carr was a member of the Austin Springs United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Carr was preceded in death by her husband, George Solomon Carr; daughter, Sallie Ann Carr; two brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include two sons, James Carr, Gray, and Jack "J.M." Carr, Abingdon; four daughters, Hester Rush, Fall Branch, Linda Bishop, Gray, Betty Hodges and Virginia Carter, both of Johnson City; three sisters, Alice Cross, Bluff City, Irene Cole, Greenville, Clara Denton, Watauga; two brothers, Vernon Cole, Watauga, and Charles Cole, Mars Hill, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 8 p.m. in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Hagan McClellan will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be the grandsons of Mrs. Carr. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the New Bethel Cemetery. Those attending graveside services need to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City.
Lucy M. Christian
JEWELL RIDGE, Va. - Mrs. Lucy Mae Christian, 85, of the Smith Ridge section, passed away Monday, March 25, 2002, at home following a lengthy illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands.
Paul A.A. Delospedale
Mr. Paul A.A. Delospedale, 83, of 12471 King Mill Pike, Bristol, Va., died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Delospedale was a native of Baltimore and had made his home in Bristol since 2001. He was the son of the late Salvatore and Mary Pecora Delospendale. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European and Asian Theatre. His last assignment was at the Pentagon. He retired with the rank of captain. Following his military career, he was employed by Dean Van Lines, moving military-connected families around the world. He was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include his wife, Ina Hawkins Delospedale, Bristol, Va.; three sisters, Eda Mahan, Amelia Deifaulis and Marie Stoecker, all of Baltimore; also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002, in Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Va. Chaplain Edward Leis will officiate. Those desiring may come to Akard Funeral Home to sign the register book and e-mail condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Delospedale.
Thomas L. Eury
Thomas L. "Uncle Bubba" Eury, 79, of 160 Springdale Road, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with his Lord Saturday, March 23, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Salisbury, N.C., he was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was the son of the late Leonard F. Eury and Lillian M. Eury. He was a retired employee with Economy Beauty Supply Company with 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Eury; and a sister, Laura L. Laws. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include: five daughters, Lorraine Delapp, Bristol, Va., Virginia Valdespino, Mountain View, Calif., Deborah E. Eury, Franklin Park, N.J., and Anna M. Eury and Juanita L. Watkins, both of the home; three sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas A. and Camilla Eury, Winchester, Va., Jonathan T. Eury, Avon Park, Fla., and Jeffrey B. Eury, Louisville, Ky.; sister, Bernice Cole, Pasadena, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, including grandson, Sherman M. Eury of Bristol, Tenn., and granddaughter, Angela R. Watkins; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. W.A. Johnson and Rev. Donald J. Daniels officiating. The committal and entombment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Mountain View Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Weaver Funeral Home or any time at the home, 160 Springdale Road, Bristol, Tenn.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lacy Wayne Fritts
Graveside services for Lacy Wayne Fritts will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, in the Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Fritts officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be J.T. Smith, Earl Smith, Jimmy Hobbs and grandsons.
Mr. Fritts, 84, of 1252 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at his residence.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - Mrs. Grace Elizabeth Theresa Gaudette, 87, resident of Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, March 24, 2002. She was born in Worcester, Mass., the daughter of the late Antonio Salvatore and Anne Grace Salvatore. She was the widow of Clement Albert Gaudette.
Surviving are three daughters, Elaine Smith of Hillsborough, Harolyn Gaudette of Bristol, Tenn., and Vivienne Gaudette of Kinnelon, N.J.; four grandchildren, Kimberly Booher of Hillsborough, Chris Svatos and Karen Svatos of Kinnelon and Tracy Smith IV of Hillsborough; and four great-grandchildren, Alicia, Brandon, Grace and Sarah.
Graveside funeral service will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, Calif.
Clements Funeral Service of Durham, N.C., is in charge.
ST. PAUL - Graveside service and interment for Mabel Glovier will be conducted at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood on Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Peggy Porter officiating. Pallbearers will be Gene Kerrigan, Don Chaffin, Herman Cook, Richard Nelson, Bill Post, George Robinson and Chad Stanley.
Condolences may be sent to the Glovier family via e-mail to email@example.com.
Mrs. Glovier, 82, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Jessee Harper
NORTON - Funeral services for Robert Jessee Harper will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Adams and Rev. Charles Ledger officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Harper, 80, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at his residence.
Josephine M. Haulsee
MARION - Josephine Marchant Haulsee, 87, widow of Kermit Haulsee, died Monday, March 25, 2002, in Francis Marion Manor. Mrs. Haulsee retired from Harwood with many years of service. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Herbert and Emma Haulsee of Marion; one sister, Ester Parker of Marion; two grandchildren, Linda Totten of Marion and Rhonda Williams of Swoope, Va.; four great-grandchildren, Craig and Katie Williams and Beverly and Nathan Totten; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Rev. Pat Gilbert and Rev. Mark Totten officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat, Va. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Haulsee family.
George A. Jinkens
The funeral service for George Albert Jinkens will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Herbert Peak officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 900 E. Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915.
Mr. Jinkens, 83, of 1123 Heather Road, Bristol, Va., died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at James H. Quillen Medical Center.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Jinkens have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
Earl L. Justice
The funeral service for Earl Lawson Justice will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, March 27th, in the Blevins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor W.H. Watson and Dr. Austin Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be John Boardwine, Charlie Canter, Bob Carmack, Todd Crusenberry, Scott Horne and Charlie Robinson. The family will receive friends from 7-9 Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Justice, 82, of Bristol, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 24, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Justice have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.
William J. Millar III
PINEY FLATS - The family of Mr. William J. Millar III will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Weaver Funeral Home, 7th at Locust Street, Bristol, Tenn., with funeral services from 8 -9 p.m. Rev. David Ensminger will officiate. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers include Joseph Haddox Jr.,Vincent Haddox, David Demetrios, Forrest Weiant, Russ Schwades and Virgil Krull. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Small Miracles, Crumley House, St. Judes or the American Cancer Society. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol. E-mail condolences may be sent to www.weaverfuneralhome.net
Mr. Millar, 63, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center following a valiant battle with cancer.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
CASTLEWOOD - Funeral services for Curtis (Pete) Morrison will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Ray Garland officiating. Burial will follow in the Morrison Family Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Paul Gibson and L.C. Browning will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Morrison, 79, died Friday, March 23, 2002, in the Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the family of Mr. Morrison.
Fred L. Odum Sr.
MEADOWVIEW - Mr. Fred L. Odum, Sr., 82, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at the Wellmont Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Farris Funeral Service.
Gladys J. Odum
CLIMAX, N.C. - Gladys Josephine Blevins Odum, 81, of 4141 Hackett Lane, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Randolph Hospital.
She was a native of Washington County, Va., a homemaker and a member of Southside Baptist Church in Greensboro.
Surviving are a son, Tony Odum, Climax; a sister, Adelee Howell, Chilhowie; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held Wednesday in Climax.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204, or Red Cross Baptist Church, 2961 Monda Road, Climax, NC 27233.
Pugh Funeral Home of Randleman, N.C., is in charge.
Joseph W. Owens
GLADE SPRING - Funeral services for Joseph W. Owens will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mahlon Wyatt and the Rev. Wayne Parsons officiating. Active pallbearers will be Gerald Norris, Prince Coleman, Tony Surber, Kenny Thomas, George Owens and David Coleman. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Shreves, Gaither Testerman, Pam Terry, Riley Reddix and Johnny Fore. Burial will follow in Mt. Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to be Glade Spring Life Saving Crew or the Glade Spring Volunteer Fire Department.
Messages of sympathy can be sent online to www.farrisfuneralservice.com
Mr. Owens, 87, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Owens.
Belva Caudill Rutter
MENDOTA - The funeral service for Belva Caudill Rutter will be conducted at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Johnny H. Bowlin and Tommy Hall officiating. The Bowlin Family Quartet and Tommy Hall will sing. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6 until 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may call at the home of Brenda and Johnny Bowlin, 205 E. Central, Bristol, TN 37620. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning in Spurrier's Cemetery, located near Hiltons, just off of Highway 58. Pallbearers will be grandsons Greg Hall, Gary Hall, Brad Bowlin, Matthew Bowlin, Mike Leonard, Cody Leonard and Mark Leonard. Honoary pallbearers will be Jim Bowlin, Joe Horton, Jeff Dixon, Mark Winningham, Harold Fleenor and James Malcolm.
Mrs. Rutter, 82, passed away Friday, March 22, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Rutter have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
William A. Shook
CHILHOWIE - Mr. William Allen Shook, 73, passed away Monday, March 25, 2002, in the Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion.
Mr. Shook is survived by his wife, Sandra Shook, Chilhowie; a son, William Allen Shook II of California; daughters, Linda Lewis and Brenda Shook, both of California; stepson, Gary Gillenwater, and stepdaughter, Lisa Shadbolt, both of California; and three grandsons.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in California.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Shook family.