Charles R. Krtausch Sr.
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – Charles R. Krtausch Sr., 65, of 155 North Liberty Hill Road, No. 118, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Hamblen County Hospital. He was a retired service technician with Thermogas of Florida and was a member of Morning Star Baptist in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was a U.S. Army veteran of eight years. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Krtausch; and a son, Billy Krtausch.
Survivors include: wife, Edna Chapman Krtausch; sons, Bobby and wife Bambi Krtausch of Blountville and Gary and wife Linda Krtausch of Church Hill, Tenn.; daughter, Robin and husband Leonard Sweeten of Morristown, Tenn.; mother, Betty Zach Krtausch of Port St. Lucie; brother, Frank Krtausch of Port St. Lucie; grandchildren, Grayson, Ethan and Rachel Krtausch and Samantha, Charli and Dakota Sweeten; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Mink officiating. Committal services will be conducted on Wednesday at the National Cemetery in Johnson City at 11 a.m. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. The family will receive friends onTuesday from 5-7 p.m. prior to the service.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alice Pearl Love
Alice Pearl Love, 56, of 896 Meadowview Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday in HolstonValley Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Weaver Funeral Home.
Beatrice D. Morrison
Graveside services for Beatrice Lorain Davis Morrsion will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. E-mail condolences may be sent to the Morrison family at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Morrison, 97, of National Health Care Center of Johnson City died Friday, May 10, 2002, in NHC of Johnson City.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Morrison.
Robert Lee Rhymer
Committal services for Robert Lee Rhymer will be held at Rooty Branch Cemetery Tuesday at 11 a.m. E-mail condolences may be made to www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Rhymer, 81, a lifelong resident of Bristol, Tenn., passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary T. Sandel
Mary Katherine Tillery Sandel of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, May 9, 2002, in Bristol Nursing Home after a long illness.
A native of Rosetta, Miss., she was a daughter of the late John Bunyan Tillery ad Dolly Ashley Tillery. A lifelong Christian, she was a member of South Avenue Baptist Church in Pasadena, Texas, and attended First Presbyterian Church in Bristol.
A registered nurse, Mrs. Sandel joined the U.S. Army in World War II, serving in the military hospital during the bombing of London. She was a Red Cross nurse also during this time. She continued her career in the major medical centers of Houston. After her retirement, she went back to college to study horticulture and taught herself the art of creating bonsai miniature plants. She had made her home in Bristol for the past seven years.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Dottie and Robert Havlik of Bristol, Tenn., and Kathy and Scott Thompson of Pasadena; sons and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Janice Sandel of Round Rock, Texas, and B.G. Sandel of Pasadena; nine grandchildren and grandson-in-law, Katherine and Jason Rush, John Havlik and Patrick Havlik, all of Bristol, Adam Larson of Kansas, Lydia Thompson of Pasadena, Ashley Sandel and Samantha Sandel of Round Rock and Bryan Hartman and James Hartman of Utah; a sister, Frances (Mrs. Ray) Tolar of Lewisville, Miss.; and two great-grandchildren, Alex Rush and Alyssa Larson.
A memorial graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the 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. Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Sandel.
Ola M. Shelton
RICHLANDS – Mrs. Ola M. Shelton, 93, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at a Claypool Hill retirement home following a lengthy illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands.
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, Va. He was a member of the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church from 1920-1957, a member and trustee of the First United Methodist Church, Bellevue, Ohio, from 1957-1994, and was currently a member of the 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 the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church and the 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, 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.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Klell Napps and Rev. Dr. GordonTurnbull officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Happy Valley Memorial Park, Highway 321, Elizabethton, Tenn. Graveside miltiary rites will be conducted by the Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Additional graveside honors will be provided by the 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.
Wade Lee Tate
EAST STONE GAP, Va. – Wade Lee Tate, 93, passed away Monday, May 13, 2002, at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap.
He was a lifelong resident of East Stone Gap and was of the Methodist faith. He was an employee for many years of the former Gulf Oil Corp. of Big Stone Gap and also the former Southwest Oil Co. of Big Stone Gap. He was the last surviving member of the East Stone Gap High School “Tigers” championship football team of 1926. He was also a lifelong avid fan of the University of Alabama football team.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Macy Giles Tate, and a son, Wade Edward Tate. Surviving are his son, Roderick Tate and wife Janet, Big Stone Gap; daughter, Bobbie Jean Cooper and husband Kyle, Kingsport; four grandchildren, Roddy Tate and Christie McGuffin of Berea, Ky., Steven Cooper of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Sharon Cooper of Kingsport; three great-grandchildren, Julia and Malachi Cooper and Bailey McGuffin; brother, Bill Tate, Big Stone Gap; and several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap. Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Holding Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hugh Bowers and the Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating. Committal services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at Riverview Cemetery in East Stone Gap. Pallbearers will be Kyle Wentz Tate Jr., Johnny Bill Tate, Michael Tate, Roddey Tate, Steven Cooper, Scott McGuffin and J. Fred Tate. Family, friends and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery. Holding Funeral Home is in charge.
DANTE – Funeral services for Phyllis Taylor will be conducted Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with Rev. Leonard Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be members of the Freebirds Motorcycle Family. Honorary pallbearers will be Jock Fields, Roger Taylor and Tim Taylor.
Mrs. Taylor, 63, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at home.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
BLUFF CITY – Worley Vance, 85, went home to be with the Lord at 4:31 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2002, at his residence.
Born in Sullivan County on Nov. 6, 1916, a son of the late Charlie and Bessie Royston Vance, he has resided in this area his entire life.
Mr. Vance was a farmer.
He was a member of the Bunker Hill Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife of 48˝ years, Thelma Oliver Vance of the home; five daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Carl “Sonny” Woods, Debbie and Doug Maines, Betty and Terry Malone, Mary and Joe David “J.D.” Cross and Evelyn and Dale Whaley, all of Bluff City; grandchildren, Douglas and wife Dawn Maines, Dalton Maines, Heather and Jessie Cross, Kimberly Woods and D.J. and Candace Whaley; great-grandchild, Conner Michael; sister, Eula Lacy of Bluff City; one niece, Pauline Calhoun; and nephew, Paul Lacy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel.
Minister Ernie Depew will officiate.
Burial will follow inWeaver 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.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at the funeral home and at other hours at the residence.
Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home.
KEEN MOUNTAIN, Va. - Mr. Kara Allen, 87, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy following a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain, Va.
Jackie Lee Austin
CASTLEWOOD - Jackie Lee Austin, 33, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va.
He was a resident of Russell County, Va., a graduate of Castlewood High School Class of 1987 and a former employee of Bristol Compressors. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Alden Ervin; and paternal grandparents, John Henry and Myrtle Austin.
He is survived by his wife, Beth Austin; one daughter, Faith Austin; parents, Larry and Ellen Austin of Castlewood; maternal grandmother, Juanita Ervin of Castlewood; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Deena Osborne of Castlewood; one brother-in-law, John Osborne of Castlewood; one sister-in-law, Heidi Wilson of Honaker; one nephew, Jett Wilson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with the Rev. Con Edwards officiating. Entombment will follow in Chapel of Love Mausoleum, Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be John Sargent, Steve Justice, Matthew Justice, William Fields, Brad Patton, Dwayne Miller, Bob Justice and Cliff Hare. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Ervin, Cody Ervin and John Osborne.
The Austin family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood. Condolences may be sent to the Austin family via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel C. Blevins Sr.
CHILHOWIE - Elder Daniel C. Blevins Sr., 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at the home of a son, Roger Lee Blevins, Rural Retreat, Va.
He was a faithful member of St. Clair Bottom Primitive Baptist Church for 40 years and pastor for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Louise Dowell Blevins.
Survivors include three daughters, Maureen Blevins Elswick, Chilhowie, Mary Kay and husband John Sawyer, Chilhowie and Teenie and husband Tim Key, Abingdon; three sons, Daniel C. and wife Theresa Greer Blevins Jr., Jonesborough, Tenn., Virgil Wayne and wife Cynthia Horton Blevins, Hillsville, Va., and Roger Lee and wife Rhonda Garland Blevins, Rural Retreat, Va.; eight grandchildren, Heather Elswick and husband Howard Smith Jr., Cheri Elswick Davis, Hannah Blevins and husband Rusty Davidson, Lucas Blevins, Gabriel Blevins, Chelsea Blevins, Sarah Sawyer and Kelli Sawyer; two great-grandchildren, Jessie Smith and Ashley Davis; four brothers, Roy Everett Blevins, Rural Retreat, Hugh M. Blevins, Lakeland, Fla., Sammy L. Blevins and Ben H. Blevins, both of Marion; and two sisters, Beulah Nunn, Marion, and Mabel Jordon, Bristol Tennessee.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the St. Clair Bottom Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Elder Daniel C. Blevins Jr. and Elder Everett Blevins officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Clair Bottom Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Randy Blevins, 5632 W. Lee Highway, Wytheville, VA 24382.
The body will be at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.
There will not be any viewing or visitation at the funeral home.
Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eva Arnold Brattin
ORLANDO, Fla. - Eva Arnold Brattin, 90, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, in Orlando. Mrs. Brattin was a native of Bristol Virginia and had spent 38 years in the Bristol area before spending the rest of her life in Orlando.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Charles R. and Jimmie Brattin, Orlando; grandchildren, Donna Allison, Eva Rohn, Deborah Curry, all of Orlando, and Candy Martin of Jupiter, Fla.; great-grandchildren, April, Tabatha, Jason, Angel, Joshua, Jennifer, Bobby and Kaleigh; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, in the Darthula Baptist Church Cemetery, Hiltons, Va., with Rev. David Lewis officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in the Akard Funeral Home.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Brattin.
Michael A. Carinelli III
NORCROSS, Ga. - Mr. Michael August Carinelli III, 57, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Warwick County, Va., and was a son of Mrs. Georgia Matney Carinelli of Norcross. He had made his home in the Charlotte, N.C. and Georgia areas most of his life and was an industrial metals salesman.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Gail Carinelli of Conyers, Ga.; one son, Michael August Carinelli IV of Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter, Tonya Lynn Carinelli of Charlotte; sister, Mrs. Donna Beck and husband Jim of Loganville, Ga.; niece, Donna Michelle Beck of Loganville; and several other nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Ancil Childress and Rev. Roger Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery in Richlands. Pallbearers will be Jack Middleton, Don Matney, Lyndell Horne, Chester Wright, Don Wellington and Ken Horne. Friends may call at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands from 6 till 9 p.m. Friday.
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Isabella B. Carrier
Isabella Blanche Gentry Carrier, 91, of 2145 Carolina Ave., Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Cambridge House. She was the daughter of the late William H. and Amanda C. Harless Gentry. She was a homemaker and a native of Sullivan County. Mrs. Carrier was a member of Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church and was a former member of Valley Pike Presbyterian Church, where she worked as a teacher in Bible School and in church circles. She was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Gentry; and sisters, Nell Thomas, Lou Rosenbalm and Sue Price.
Survivors include husband of 70 years, Raymond A. Carrier; sons and daughters-in-law, Douglass and Shirley Carrier of Bristol Tennessee and Richard W. and Judith Carrier of Bristol Tennessee; sisters, Sylvia Booher and Daisy Vance, both of Bristol Tennessee; grandchildren, Linda McKee, Joyce Tilson, Richard D. Carrier, Melissa Carrier and Joseph Carrier; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 2 p.m. at Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church with Rick Light and Todd Overbay officiating. Interment will follow at Eastern Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Richard D. Carrier, Joseph Carrier, Nathan Tilson, David McKee, Gavin McKee, P.J. McKee, Sam Vance and Jerry Gross. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Those desiring may make memorials to the Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 100 Cannon Ave., Bristol, TN.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ABINGDON - A committal service for Mr. Charles "Charlie" Castle will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Knollkreg Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Pallbearers will be Travis Quesenbery, Tommy Castle, Chuck Reese, Rick Roark, Blake Roark and Keith Linkous. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Tyler, Thomas Colangelo, Bill Holden, Jimmy Lowe, Kevin Turley, Jerry Millsap, Chip Gilliam, Tony Authenreath, Wayne Hayter and special friends, including the Anderson, DeBose and Dick families. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Washington County Life Saving Crew, 237 Park St., Abingdon, VA 24210.
Mr. Castle, 88, passed peacefully, Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, with his family at his side. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Castle.
VANSANT - Mrs. Lora Childress, 87, of the Hurricane Creek section, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, in a Richlands hospital. Born Aug. 1, 1915, in Logan, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Joe and Melissa Fletcher Turner. She had spent most of her life in the area and was a member of the Hurricane Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronkeith Childress; one daughter, Peggy Compton; and two brothers, Arnold Turner and Virgil Turner.
Survivors include five daughters, Gay Presley of Manassas, Va., Sue Ray of Stafford, Va.,. Linda Childress of the home and Jeanie Tiller and Patsy Sutherland, both of Bee, Va.; three sons, Hurshel Childress and Harvey Childress, both of Vansant, and Bob Childress of Council, Va.; one brother, Roy Turner of Dayton, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many friends and relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Ancil Childress and Rev. Jeff Tiller officiating. Interment will follow in the Fletcher Ridge Cemetery on Feltcher Ridge, Va.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may all at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Thursday.
WISE - Nora Ellen Bennett Collins, 83, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at Norton Community Hospital, Norton.
She was a member of the Bethel Chapel Church, Wise, charter member of Gladeville Chapter 171 Order of the Eastern Star, Wise, and was a retired employee of the Wise County School System.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Collins; parents, John and Nellie Kilgore Bennett; brothers, Roy, Cossie, Burnice and Arthur Bennett; and sisters, Anna Belle Greene and Irene Patterson.
Surviving are one son, Joe Ed Collins and wife, Mary of Vienna, Va.; one daughter, Nancy Collins Dotson and husband, Bobby Joe of Wise; two granddaughters, Lisa Dotson Coleman and husband, Jeff of Roanoke and Elizabeth Dotson-Shupe and husband, Mack of Big Stone Gap, Va.; three grandsons, Tim Collins and wife Ann, Kevin Collins and wife Sue, and Patrick Collins; one sister, Betty Roberson of Wise; sisters-in-law, Wilma Jean Bennett of West Liberty, Ky., and LaRue Collins Davidson of Monroe, Ohio; brothers-in-law, Claude Collins and Coy Collins, both of Wise, Hubert Collins of Pound and Carlos Collins of Bluefield, W.Va.; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Eastern Star services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday by the Wise Gladeville Chapter 171 Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel, Wise, with Rev. Gene Jennings officiating. The family will receive friends after 5 p.m. until time of services at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise. Graveside committal services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wise Cemetery, Wise.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Chapel Church, P.O. Box 3633, Wise, VA 24293.
Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, is in charge of arrangements.
Michael O. Cornett
McCLURE, Va. - Michael Otho Cornett, 17, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003. He was a lifelong resident of Dickenson County. Michael was a junior at Ervinton High School, a member of the football team, the Drama Club and the Technology Club.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ira Cornett; great-grandmother, Edith Cornett; great-grandfather and great-grandmother, Russell and Ottie Lothery.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Marilda and Danny French of McClure; his godfather, Bill Marshall of McClure, who raised him; his father and stepmother, Danny and Angela Kay Cornett of St. Paul; three brothers, Jeff and Terry Marshall, both of McClure, and Cameron Cornett of Castlewood; one sister, Shamberly French of McClure; one stepbrother, Christopher Bryan Gross of St. Paul; grandparents, Terry and Catherine Moss of McClure, and Mary L. Cornett of St. Paul; great-grandparents, James and Wava Cornett of Dante; uncles and aunts, Brian and Becky Moss of Dante, Robert and Judy Lothery of McClure and Garland Jenny Cornett of St. Paul; and a host of great-uncles, aunts and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Dyers Chapel Freewill Baptist Church at Stratton with Rev. Darrell Milgrim officiating. Burial will be in the Pressley Place Cemetery, Sutherland Ridge Section, Stratton. Pallbearers will be Corey Turner, Cody McFall, Wayne Neece, Luther Leftwich, Derrick Kiser and Mitchell Plaster. Honorary pallbearers: Travis Hale, Brandon Lee, Dewayne Lothery, Brian Moss, Chris Neece and Robert Lothery.
The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. where a service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Mullins Funeral Home is serving the Cornett family.
Frances S. Cross
Frances "Sis" Smith Cross, 79, of 809 Park St., Bristol, Va., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at Sundbridge Health Care Center in Kingsport. She had lived most of her life in the Bristol area and was retired from the Sullivan County School System where she worked in the Food Services Department. She attended Bradley Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons, James Cross of Kingsport, Gary Cross of Blountville and Phillip Cross of Bristol Tennessee; daughters, Joanne Casteel of Blountville, Janice Horne of Blountville and Barbara Murray of Piney Flats; mother, Vona Crowe Smith of Kingsport; sister, Helen "Tiny" Austin of Kingsport; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Toy D. Smith; and brothers, Joseph Smith, Arlie Smith and Clyde Smith.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Garland and Rev. Johnny Mink officiating. Committal services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at East Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Phelps, Jamie Cross, Chad Cross and Johnathan Cross. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donald W. Crouse
CEDAR BLUFF - Mr. Donald Wandon Crouse, 67, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, in a Richlands hospital following a short illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff.