Garnett Odell Duncan
ABINGDON - Mr. Garnett Odell Duncan, 84, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a member of McCabe Oddfellow Lodge for over 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Frances N. Duncan; one son, Ronald Odell Duncan of Atlanta; one brother, Woodrow Duncan of Meadowview; two grandchildren, David and Craig Duncan; two step-grandchildren, Phil and Tony Cowan; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Craig Duncan, David Duncan, Ernest Lynn Duncan, Shermie Lamie, Phil Cowan and Tim Wynegar. Bruce Stone will serve as honorary pallbearer.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Duncan.
Darrell D. Gobble Sr.
Darrell Dean Gobble Sr., 44, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Monday, May 13, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born July 14, 1957, and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was of the Baptist faith and employed with Ross Prestress.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Mary (Micki) Booher Gobble; son D. Dean Gobble Jr.; stepdaughter, Amanda Wilson; mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Hulen Orfield; sisters Trula Cregger, Doris Mabe and Millie Lawrence; brothers James Gobble and Hulan Orfield Jr.; many special friends; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, May 26, 1002, at Froest Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Pallbearers will be Steven Booher, Doug Horner, Danny Leonard, Jason Bentley, Steve Hayden and Josh Hayden. Honorary pallberarers are Claude Salyers, Terry Salyers, Adam Campbell, Greg Collins, Dinky Collins, Mark Rock and Jack Snyder.
The family will receive friends Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home.
Special thanks to Dr. Blanton and the SICU staff.
Stuart P. Gregory
ABINGDON - Mr. Stuart Preston (Press) Gregory, 77, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born in Meadowview and had lived in Petersburg before moving to Abingdon in July 2000. He attended North Fork Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran in World War II. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nannie Ellen Gregory Wheeler; a brother, Ernest (Bootie) Gregory; and a grandson.
He is survived by two daughters, Emma Hand of Jamestown, N.C., and Mollie Ellen Kirkland of Belmont, N.C.; two sons, Frankie Gregory and Tommy Gregory, both of Ohio; one brother, Horace Gregory of Bluefield, Va.; two sisters, Laura Gregory Casey and Christine Gregory Farmer, both of Abingdon; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted Friday, May 17, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Clifford Roark Jr. and Rev. John Massey officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Lonnie Farmer, Steven Gregory, Terry Gregory, Gary Gregory, Mickey Gregory and George Wyatt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Southwest Virginia, 600 W. Ridge Road, Wytheville, VA 24382.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Gregory.
Elsalee B. Grindstaff
DAMASCUS - The funeral service for Elsalee B. Grindstaff will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in Damascus United Methodist Church with Rev. Helen Phillips and Dr. Wayne Cummings officiating. The entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Damacus United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 358, Damascus, VA 24236, or to the Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 02-5163, Miami, FL 33102-5163. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church prior to the funeral service.
Mrs. Grindstaff died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Bristol Nursing Home, Bristol, Va.
Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Mrs. Grindstaff.
Charles R. Krtausch Sr.
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. - Committal services for Charles R. Krtausch Sr. will be conducted Wednesday at National Cemetery in Johnson City at 11 a.m. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975.
Mr. Krtausch, 65, of 155 North Liberty Hill Road, No. 118, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Hamblen County Hospital.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alice Pearl Love
Alice Pearl Dickenson Love, 56, of 896 Meadowview Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday in Holston Valley Medical Center. She was the daughter of James and Rosie Guinn Dickenson. Mrs. Love was a housewife and a member of Charity Pentecostal Church.
Mrs. Love is survived by her husband, Jerry Ray Love: one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Charles and Jennifer Love; and one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Rose and Kelly Mercer. Mrs. Love is also survived by three granddaughters; one sister, Nancy Hoffman; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Epperson, Rev. Richard Gunn and Rev. Jackie Cox officiating. Pallbearers will be J.J. Cox, Danny Tittle, John Bryan, Rex Gragg, Tommy Reed and Rodney Slusher. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Worley and Christopher McMillan. Committal service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Shipley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Weaver Funeral Home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Blanche T. Mason
CHILHOWIE - Blanche Vileenia Testerman Mason, 65, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in Smyth County Community Hospital. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Mason Sheets and Patricia Mason, both of Chilhowie; one son and daughter-in-law, Clifford "Bill" and Susan Mason of Chilhowie; three sisters, Lois Guyton of Severn, Md., Lula Beck and Rosa Mae Dornon, both of Chilhowie; three grandsons, Ethan Ray Mason, Austin Nathaniel Mason and Billy Dean Sheets; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 16, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Blevins officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Mason family.
Allen David Oliver
BLUFF CITY - Allen David Oliver, 66, of 291 Pleasant Grove Road went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home, Tenn.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Weaver Funeral Home.
James D. Powers
CEDAR BLUFF - Mr. James Darrell Powers, 32, passed away Monday, May 13, 2002, at a Bristol, Tenn., hospital following injuries received in a motorcycle accident on May 8, 2002.
Born in Tazewell, he was the son of Mrs. Daisy Ann Adams Powers of Claypool Hill and the late Ralph C. Powers Sr. He was a self-employed brick mason.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Catherine Renee Powers and one sister, Catherine Powers.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Ann Dotson Powers; mother, Daisy Ann Adams Powers of Claypool Hill; son James Darrell Powers Jr. of the home; two brothers, Randy C. Powers of Paintlick, Va., and Ralph C. Powers Jr. of Pounding Mill, Va.; one sister, Patty Sue Little of Jonesborough, Tenn.; five nephews; and one niece.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2002, in Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Barry Absher officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery at Claypool Hill. Pallbearers will be Clifford Helton, Aaron Helton, Gary Watson, Tony Deskins, Allen Gross and J.R. Absher.
The family will receive friends at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is serving the Powers family.
Mary E. Robinette
TAZEWELL - Mary Elizabeth Robinette, 71, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Tazewell Community Hospital. Born April 1, 1931, in Tazewell County, she was a daughter of the late Roy Jackson Fields and Virginia Bell Witt Fields. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Roy J. Fields Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas A. Robinette; one daughter, Debra Lawson and husband, Gary, of Meadowview; two sisters, Lucille Fields of Abingdon and Tillie France and husband, Fearl, of Claypool Hill; step-grandson, Eric Lawson of Blacksburg; special caregivers, Kathy Farris, Michelle Farris and Milded Heldreth; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. John Canning and Mrs. Revonda DeBord officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill. Pallbearers will be J.L. Lambert Jr., Mike Lambert, Jeff Shelton, Mike Thompson, Jeff France and Rick Farris. Honorary pallbearers will be Rhudy Keith and David Hayes.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002.
Mary T. Sandel
A memorial graveside service for Mary Katherine Tillery Sandel will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the home of the daughter, Dottie Havlik. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross Mountain Empire Chapter, 901 Commonwealth Ave., Bristol, VA 24201.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family of Mrs. Sandel at email@example.com.
Mrs. Sandel of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, May 9, 2002, in Bristol Nursing Home after a long illness.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Sandel.
Ola M. Shelton
RICHLANDS - Mrs. Ola M. Shelton, 93, of 122 Royal St. died Monday, May 13, 2002, at a Claypool Hill Retirement Home.
She was born in Ashe County, N.C., and was a daughter of the late Will and Sarah Jane Anderson Blevins, both North Carolina natives.
She had made her home in the Richlands area her entire life and was a former baker at Piggly Wiggly. She was a member of Richlands Presbyterian Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of Casey-Shortt VFW Post 9640 of Richlands, Richlands Rebekah Lodge 62, Richlands Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 104, LAPM and White Shrine.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. A.C. Shelton; one son, Estel Blevins; two sisters, Carlie Ann Blevins and Ola Faye Allison; also one brother, Gwinn Blevins. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Naomi Clark and husband, Jim, of Mt. Orab, Ohio, and Ms. Betty Jean Blevins of Indianapolis; one granddaughter, Betty Elswick of Bristol, Va.; and special friend, Mrs. Bee Powers of Richlands.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Pastor David Danford officiating. Interment will follow in Hankins Cemetery in Richlands. Friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Members of Richlands Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 104 will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.
Hugh A. Stephenson Jr.
Hugh Andrew Stephenson Jr., 81, passed away Monday, May 13, 2002.
Known as a "Virginia Gentleman," Hugh "Steve" was born July 21, 1920, and reared in Glade Spring, Washington County. He was a son of Hugh Andrew Stephenson and Lyda Boro Stephenson. He was a member of Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church from 1920-1957, a member and trustee of First United Methodist Church, Bellevue, Ohio, from 1957-1994, and was currently a member of First Presbyterian Church, Bristol, Tenn.
Steve was a graduate of Meadowview High School and Bristol Commercial College. Steve was a World War II veteran, having enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942. He had served in North Africa, England, Spanish Morocco and Italy. His decorations include the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with four Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal.
Steve retired as executive vice-president, Ohio Operations of Ralph Rogers Inc., Sandusky, Ohio, in 1986, after 36 years of dedicated service. He also served as a member and trustee for the Ohio Turnpike Association, a member of the Ohio Aggregate Association and the National Limestone Institute Inc.
Steve was a 55-year member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Masons, Shelby Lodge 162 A.F. & A.M. of Bristol. He was a 32nd-Degree Mason Scottish Rite, Zenobia Temple Valley of Toledo, Ohio, since 1979.
Compatriot Hugh A. Stephenson Jr. was honored in the National Society of the Sons of American Revolution as an 8th generation descendant of Francis L. Kincannon Sr. of Ireland, who donated the land for Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church and Old Cemetery.
Steve was an avid golfer and a member of the Bristol Country Club since 1993. He was a member of the Holston Territory Genealogical Soceity, the Washington County Historical Society and the Overmountain Victory Trail Association.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ina Corder Stephenson of Bristol, Tenn.; a daughter, Ivy Stephenson Gunter and husband, Donald Hugh Gunter; step-grandson, Dallas Gordon Gunter of Atlanta; a son, Hugh Andrew Stephenson III and wife, Iris Rae Mott Stephenson; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Ivy Stephenson; step-granddaughter, Mandi Lee Ellis Colvin of Marblehead, Ohio; his brothers and sisters, Mrs. Verna Elizabeth Stephenson Schmidt (Mrs. Babe Schmidt), Mary Kathleen Stephenson Orr (Mrs. Charles Eugene Orr Sr.), La Roy Emerson Stephenson (wife - Oleta Belle Woolwine Smith Stephenson), Hallie Boro Stephenson (Mrs. Charles Alfred White Sr.), Evelyn Lucille Stephenson Hurley (Mrs. Charles Franklin Hurley), William Howard Stephenson (wife - Nancy Luceille McGill Stephenson); several nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Virginia and Tom Booker of Bristol, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Wilbur Roger Stephenson and James Franklin Stephenson; and a sister, Pauline Louise Stephenson Stamis.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Klell Napps and Rev. Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Happy Valley Memorial Park, Highway 321, Elizabethton, Tenn. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Additional graveside honors will be provided by Shelby Masonic Lodge 162 A.F. & A.M., Sons of American Revolution and the Overmountain Victory Association. Those attending the graveside service are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 9:45 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery in procession. Pallbearers will be Hugh Andrew Stephenson III, Donald Hugh Gunter, Maj. Phillip Craig Corder, U.S. Army (Ret.), Hugh Patrick Stephenson, William Howard Stephenson Sr., Charles Eugene Orr Jr., Charles Alfred White Jr. and Raymond Wallace Mott. Honorary pallbearers will be James Michael Stephenson/Lovell, Don Walter Orr, Terry Stephen Orr, William Howard Stephenson Jr., and Richard Todd Stephenson. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Hugh Andrew Stephenson Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to Old Galde Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, P.O. Box 336, Glade Spring, VA 24340, Historical Society of Washington County, P.O. 484, Abingdon, VA 24212.
BLUFF CITY - Funeral services for Worley Vance will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel.
Minister Ernie Depew will officiate.
Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Carl "Sonny" Woods, Terry Malone, Joe David "J.D." Cross, Doug Maines and Dale Whaley, and a grandson, Douglas Maines.
Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Collins, Dr. Joe May and the elders and deacons of Bunker Hill Christian Church.
Mr. Vance, 85, went home to be with the Lord at 4:31 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2002, at his residence.
Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home.
Ruth H. Webster
MARION - Ruth H. Webster, 85, widow of James E. Webster, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in Bristol, Va. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
ATLANTA - Lawrence Wilson, 80, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, in Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Ga.
He was a native of Johnson City, grew up here and settled in Atlanta after his retirement from the Army.
Mr.Wilson served 20 years in the U.S. Army, including service in World War II.
He later worked in the mailroom of Rich's Department Store in Georgia.
Mr. Wilson was a member of the Assembly of God Tabernacle, Decatur, Ga.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Wilson; mother, Mary Wilson of Blountville; a sister, Pearl Templeton of Blountville; and a brother, Wiley Wilson of Blountville.
The funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday in First Assembly of God, Johnson City. Rev. Everett Sexton will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Monte Vista Burial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com.
Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue.
John P. Baumgardner
WYTHEVILLE - Dr. John P. "Jack" Baumgardner, 78, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002. He was born Sept. 30, 1924, in Roanoke, son of the late Walter H. and Lillian McGrady Baumgardner. He was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy, Fort Defiance, Va., and Northern Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Baumgardner served in the U.S. Army (1943-1946) attaining the rank of second lieutenant in the infantry. He opened his optometry office in Wytheville March 1950 and retired from the practice in 1991. A member of the Virginia Optometric Association for 42 years, he served as president, member and secretary of the Virginia Board of Optometry and was selected as Virginia Optometrist of the Year in 1992. He was a member of several civic organizations: chairman of the Joint Industrial Development Authority of Wythe County, Wytheville and Rural Retreat, from it's formation in 1989, past master and honorary member of Wytheville Fraternal Lodge 82, honorary member of Ivanhoe Lodge 235, Mt. Airy Lodge 226, New River Shine Club, Scottish Rite Bodies, Roanoke, Character Unit of Kazim Temple and served as a member of Grand Lodge Committee on Work. He was a member of Wythe Royal Arch Chapter, Lynn Commandry, Marion, Kazim Temple, Roanoke, trustee of Oak Hill Academy and former member of the Wytheville Lions Club. As a member of Wytheville Baptist Church, he served as deacon and secretary of Sunday School. He was past town councilman and vice mayor of the Town of Wytheville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Dencer King.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Hicks Baumgardner; two sons, Keith A. Baumgardner, Greensboro, N.C., and Jerry L. Baumgardner and wife, Jane Crawford Baumgardner, Lancaster, Pa.; and four grandchildren, Kathryn, Sarah, William and John.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Wytheville Baptist Church with the Rev. Wade D. Tucker Sr., Pastor, and Rev. W. Wesley Huff, Director of Eagle Eyrie Conference Center, Lynchburg, Va., officiating.
Interment will follow in the West End Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Thursday by the Wytheville Fraternal Lodge 82 A.F. & A.M.
Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, is in charge of the arrangements.