Steve Lee Reavis
GADSDEN, Ala. - Steve Lee Reavis, 40, died Nov. 16,. 2002.
Surviving are his wife, Melissa Boardwine Reavis, formerly of Bristol Virginia; children, Jeffery Alan Reavis and Brandi Nicole Reavis.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Gadsden.
Collier Butler Funeral Home in Gadsden is in charge.
Tina Garrett Rush
Tina Garrett Rush, 34, of Bristol Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002.
Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home are incomplete.
Patsy A. Smith
Patsy A. Smith, 51, of Bristol Tennessee, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was a native and lived most of her life in the Bristol area. She was a Virginia High School graduate and was a homemaker. Patsy's strong faith and trust in the Lord touched many lives and she was a faithful member of Bethel View Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Smith, in 1997; and her father, John W. Tolbert Sr.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Missy Smith, Bristol Tennessee, and Rhonda and Shane Leach, Bristol Tennessee; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Karen Smith, Encinitas, Calif.; mother, Nellie E. Tolbert, Bristol Virginia; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Bill Hutchinson, Jonesborough, Tenn., and Brenda and Norville Price, Concord, Va.; two brothers and sister-in-law, Henry Campbell, Bristol Virginia, and John Jr. and Judy Tolbert, Bristol Tennessee; and six grandchildren, Brandon and Mandy Ward, Alex and Andrew Smith and Hailey and Hannah Leach. She is also survived by very special in-laws; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and special friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Rayburn officiating. The committal will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Glenwood Cemetery. The family will leave in procession at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Tolbert Jr., Henry Campbell, Bill Hutchinson, Norville Price, Shane Leach and Donnie Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll and Stan Roberson. Email condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Fletcher, Dr. Fincher, the nurses and staff of the Bristol Cancer Center and 2 West and 4 West of Bristol Regional Medical Center for all of their love and care. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Monday at the Weaver Funeral Home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Benny C. Boone
BLUFF CITY - Benny C. Boone, 67, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bluff City, son of the late William Jennings Boone and Etta Richardson Boone. He was of the Baptist faith and, prior to his retirement, was the owner and operator of Business Equipment Company of Bristol. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Boone; four brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Boone; two sons, Randy Boone and his wife Eleonara of Kure Beach, N.C., and Pat Boone and his wife Elaine of Limestone, Tenn.; one stepson, Dr. Rick Guthrie and his wife Cindy of Bluff City; three stepdaughters, Elisa Gastineau and her husband Michael of Knoxville, Barbara Duncan and her husband Jim of Bristol Virginia, and Brenda Inman and her husband Gary of Bristol Virginia; four sisters, Katie Woods and her husband Claude of Bluff City, Irene Simpson and her husband Larry of Anderson, Ind., Carolyn Peckinpaugh and her husband Mike of Anderson, Ind., and Mae Allen of Barnardsville, N.C.; and several grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 Friday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:15 p.m. prior to the service. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 10 o'clock Saturday morning in Sunrise Cemetery in Bluff City. .
Arrangements especially for Mr. Boone have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Colby L. Carrier
Colby Lee Carrier, infant son of Tracy and Melissa Carrier of 361 Cold Spring Church Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in Johnson City Neonatal Center.
Surviving, other than the parents, a brother, Cooper Tee Carrier of the home; paternal grandparents, Gene and Nancy Carrier, Bristol Tennessee; and maternal grandparents, Hugh and Janice Stover, Bristol Tennessee. Also surviving are several aunts and uncles.
Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday in Eastern Heights Cemetery with Rev. Rick Light officiating.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
POUND - Troy Conley, 79, died Nov. 19, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Conley was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Marie Conley; brothers, Andy Conley, Milton Conley, Estel Conley and Roy Conley; sisters, Ora Agnes and Sarah; his parents, Marion Conley and Emily Fleming Conley.
Surviving: daughters, Wilma Bush, Thomasville, N.C., Sylvia Hightower, Warrenton, Va., and Barbara Sanderson, Coeburn; sons, Henry Conley, Severn, Md., and Kenneth Conley, Manassas, Va.; brothers, Ed Conley, Pound and Dallas Conley, Pound; a host of friends and loved ones; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel of Baker Funeral Home, Pound. Calling hours are 5-9 p.m. Thursday in Baker Funeral Home, Pound with Brother Eslay Ratliff officiating. Interment will be in Troy Conley Family Cemetery, Pound. Pallbearers will be family.
Baker Funeral Home, Pound, is entrusted with the care of Troy Conley.
Nell L. Fields
CASTLEWOOD - Nell L. Fields, of Route 2, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.
Born July 15, 1920, in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Odie Hartsock Rose. She was of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jack Hurd.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Kenneth A. Fields; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and husband Eddie Hurd, Faye Hurd and Frances and husband Danny Jones, all of Lebanon; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and wife Susie Fields, Lebanon, Joe and wife Sandra Fields, and Jerry Fields, all of Castlewood; nine grandchildren; one step-grandchild; nine great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Oma Hartsock, Nickelsville, Irene Helbert, Kingsport and Frances Hensley and Maxie Bradley, both of Castlewood; two brothers, Junior Rose, Coeburn and Earl Rose, Nickelsville; also several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Lester Sexton officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at the funeral home.
Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the family of Mrs. Fields.
CEDAR BLUFF - Mr. Winston (Curley) Fouch, 59, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport following a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff.
Delbert C. Goetzinger
SUGAR GROVE, Va. - Delbert Clifford Goetzinger, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Richardson Goetzinger. He was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Dedham, Iowa, to the late Anton and Martha Mauer Goetzinger. Mr. Goetzinger was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army as a master sergeant during the Korean Conflict. He was a dairy farmer in Smyth County for over 50 years. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, H.C. and Olyvia Goetzinger and Bill and Charlotte Goetzinger, all of Sugar Grove; one stepdaughter and husband, Doris and Jeff Ratliff of Speedwell, Va.; four grandchildren, Matilda Brewer of Morganton, N.C., and Michael, Kayla and Charlie Goetzinger, all of Sugar Grove; three sisters, Jeanette Hagedorn of Omaha, Neb., Darlene Hatchett of Pleasant Hills, Iowa, and Betty Klocke of Carroll, Iowa; one brother, Bill Goetzinger of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Price officiating. Burial will follow at Hutton-Cox Cemetery, Sugar Grove, where military rights will be conducted by the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Flowers will be appreciated or contributions may be made to Hutton-Cox Cemetery, c/o R.G. Shupe, 5873 Sugar Grove Highway, Sugar Grove, VA 24374 or to Sugar Grove Life Saving Crew, c/o Carol Choate, 788 Teas Road, Sugar Grove, VA 24375. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving he Goetzinger Family.
Delmar H. Helms
BLOUNTVILLE - Delmar H. Helms, 72, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Bristol Wellmont Hospice House following an extended illness. Born in Marshall County, Ala., he was the son of the late Elbert and Annie Helms. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blountville. He was employed as a truck driver, working many years at Mason Dixon and retired from ABF Freight Lines. He was a dedicated teamster member. Mr. Helms was a proud veteran of the Korean war and a loving husband and father who will be missed.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Molene of Blountville; three sons, Terry and wife Patricia of Blountville, Phillip and wife Polly of Union, Ky., and Todd and wife Rebecca of Madison, Wis.; one brother, Nathaniel and wife Charlotte of Altoona, Ala.; one sister, Ruth Yance of Nixon Chapel, Ala.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Blountville with Dr. Clay Austin and Rev. Leland Houser officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. A military graveside service conducted by American Legion Post 3/265 will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandson, Joshua Helms, and friends of the family. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Wellmont Hospice House of Bristol, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or to First Baptist Church of Blountville, 3358 Highway 126, Blountville, TN. Condolences may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Helms family.
Vida B. Jenkins
ABINGDON - Mrs. Vida Blackburn Jenkins, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Jenkins was former resident of Huntsville, Ala., and had lived her entire life there before moving to Abingdon in May of this year. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip N. Jenkins; and sisters, Lola B. Sadler and Christine B. Page.
She is survived by her daughter, Loretta Johnson Evans and husband Tom of Abingdon; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Cobb of Huntsville, Ala.; two grandsons, Steve Johnson of Bristol Virginia, and Frank Johnson of Pana, Ill.; four great-grandchildren, Paulena, Lexie, Zachory and Mollie; a niece, Norma Crowder of Montgomery, Ala.; and a nephew, Dr. Michael Sadler of Huntsville.
The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Valhalla Funeral Home and Memory Gardens in Huntsville with Dr. Michael Sadler officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family asks that all flowers be sent to Valhalla Funeral Home and Memory Gardens. 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. Vida Blackburn Jenkins.
Keta S. Kiser
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Keta Still Kiser, 83, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville. She was a native of Wise County, Va., where she and her husband resided in Wise. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Norton and then Wise Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Russell Kiser.
Surviving are her two daughters and one son-in-law, Jennifer L. and David Khaliel of Louisville and Billie K. Picklesimer of Greenville, S.C.; two grandchildren, Robert Andrew Picklesimer of Louisville and Jennifer R. Ordonez and husband Giovanni P. Ordonez of Greenville; two great-grandchildren, Erick Ordonez and Bryant Ordonez; one niece, Phyllis Still; two great-nieces, Kim Still and Martha Still Taylor; one cousin, Ida Adams; one second cousin, Susan Beattie; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A private family service will be held with burial at Wise Cemetery, Wise.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association of Virginia, P. O. Box 1249, Abingdon, VA 24212.
Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary T. Lady
BLUFF CITY - Mary Elizabeth Thompson Lady, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at her home. She was a life long resident of Bluff City, a daughter of the late Henry and Mae Carroll Thompson, and was the widow of John W. "Jack" Lady.
She is survived by three daughters, Peggy Fleenor of Bluff City, Faye Barger-Slogar of Mt. Carmel and JoAnn Hall of Sperryville, Va.; a son, Don Lady of Bluff City; a sister, Celia Lee of San Mateo, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. John Cowell officiating. Burial will follow in Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Friday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Lady are being made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Meredith P. Laney
NORTON, Va. - Meredith Pauline Laney, 78, passed away Monday evening Nov. 18, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Norton. She was a born in Norton and was a lifelong resident of Norton. Mrs. Laney was a mother and a homemaker and was a member of the Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church, Norton.
She was a daughter of the late Fred Thomas Mefford and Essie Hall Mifford and was also preceded in death by five brothers, James Mefford, Thomas Eugene Mefford, Fred Junior Mefford, Joseph Mefford and Jerry C. Mefford.
She is survived by her husband, Cecil Laney, Norton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Joyce Ann Laney, Norton, and Donald R. Laney, Baltimore; three grandchildren, Jennifer Laney, Heather Laney Robinson and Roger Laney; one great-granddaughter, Rachael Alexandra Clayton; two sisters, Nola Ponder, Baltimore and Doris Powers and husband David of Bluff City; three brothers, Claude Mefford and wife Bea, Baltimore, Don Mefford and wife Mae and Bill Mefford, all of Norton; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ralph McFarland officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Norton. Pallbearers will be family members and friends.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the funeral.
Sherrie B. Leonard
BLUFF CITY - Sherrie Bullock Leonard, 35, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in California, a daughter of Winifred Higgins Bullock and the late Bob Joe Bullock, and was a graduate of East High School. She was an employee of Fresenius Medical Care in Kingsport.
Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Leonard; two daughters, Karissa and Rayven Leonard; her mother, Winnie Bullock of Bluff City; her sister, Sharon Schneider McKinney of Bristol; her brother, Bobby Bullock of Bluff City; and a nephew, Jason Schneider and his wife, Lucy.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 o'clock Thursday evening in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Mr. Richard Kirkland, Minister, and Rev. Billy Denton officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. The committal service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery. . Arrangements especially for Mrs. Leonard have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
VIRGINIA CITY, Va. - Harvey Marshall, 57, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Norton.
He was born in Virginia City, a son of the late William Arnold and Mary Iona McReynolds Marshall.
He is survived by two brothers, Calvin Marshall and wife Hazel of Virginia City and Jackie Marshall and wife Kathy of Virginia City; two nieces, Katrina Marshall Mabe of High Point, N.C., and Sherri Marshall Smith of Castlewood; three nephews, Michael Marshall and Tommy Marshall of Castlewood and William Travis Marshall of Virginia City.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in Chapel of Love Mausoleum, Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, with the Rev. Bert Palmer officiating. The body will be taken to the mausoleum one hour before the services. Entombment will follow in the Valley View Mausoleum, Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Marshall, Tommy Marshall, Bobby McReynolds and Roger Wright.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. Condolences may be sent to the Marshall family via e-mail to email@example.com. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Beecher C. Mays
CASTLEWOOD - Beecher C. Mays, 65, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at his home.
Funeral arrangements for Beecher C. Mays are incomplete. Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, is in charge of arrangements.
Jerry W. McCall
CLAYPOOL HILL, Va. - Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Wayne "Sambo" McCall will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at noon at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. David Horton officiating. Interment will follow at the Rosa Cole Family Cemetery in Jewell Valley, Va. Pallbearers will be Frank Goss, Wayne Cantrell, Jeff Sparks, David Hackworth, Wendell Mitchell, Lonnie Mitchell, Bobby Mitchell and Pat McCoy. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Dwight Bailey, Wilkie Mitchell, Buford Mitchell, Layman Mitchell, Ed Mitchell and Roger Jackson.
Mr. McCall, 47, passed away Nov. 18, 2002, in a Cary, North Carolina hospital following a strong battle with a lengthy illness.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.
Willie B. Moore
Willie B. "Beardie" Moore, 81, of 2151 Fifth St., Bristol, Tenn., went to be with his Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Meridia Willis and Elizabeth Rhea Moore. He was retired from Raytheon and, along with his brother, was co-owner in various area businesses. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was highly decorated for his service to our country during World War II. Mr. Moore fought on the beaches of Normandy and received two Purple Hearts and numerous other medals. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, DAV and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Lee Moore.
Survivors include: daughters, Evelyn Bray of Bristol Tennessee, Joy Whitaker of Atlanta, Susie McNally of Bristol Tennessee, Debbie Smith of Bristol Tennessee, Mickey Hogan of Bluff City and Sheri Layher of Johnson City; grandchildren, April Grubbs, Lee Ann Whitaker Gunnell, Jared Whitaker, John Hogan Jr., Matt Hogan, Brad Smith and Brian Layher Jr.; great-grandchildren, Rusty Grubbs, Kindra Grubbs and Kora Edin Gunnell; sister, Ruby McCrickard of Bel Air, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
Celebration of life services will be held on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Haynes officiating. Committal services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with military honors presented by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers include Jared Whitaker, John Hogan Jr., Matt Hogan and Brad Smith. The family will receive friends on Friday following the service and other times at the home of Evelyn Bray, 421 Wimberly Circle, Bristol, Tenn. The family would like to say a special thanks to the nursing staff on 4 West at Bristol Regional Medical Center and at Wellmont Hospice House.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pearl L. Neal
OFFSET COMMUNITY - Mrs. Pearl Lee "Granny" Neal, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of and lifelong resident of Washington County and the Offset Community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Neal; a daughter, Ann Neal; and two sons, Luther Neal and Cecil Neal.
Mrs. Neal was a member of the Greenwood Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Damascus Senior Citizens Center.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dewey and Wilma Neal; a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Noah Wright, all of the OffseNov. 22,t Community; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov.22, 2002, in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Abel officiating. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Casketbearers will be Charles Dollar, Mark Baumgardner, Gene Sweet, Graham Sweet, Bud Wright, Marshall Wright and Steve Baumgardner. Honorary casketbearer will be Frank Wright. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home or any time at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Dewey and Wilma Neal. 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. Pearl Lee Neal.