Nellie Grace White
Nellie Grace White, 90, of Bristol Tennessee, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House.
She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, a daughter of the late Elihugh and Rebecca Algerine Stout Skeens, and the widow of William Ernest White.
Mrs. White was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Patsy) Houser of Blountville, Mrs. Bud (Dot) Bolling and Joyce Dakin, both of Bristol Virginia; and one son, Ernest White Jr. and wife, Erma of Evans, Ga. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James E. Sproles and Dr. William E. Houck officiating. The committal service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the graveside in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. White.
Emma Marie Witman
Emma Marie Witman of Bristol Tennessee passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Yugoslavia, she was the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Margaret Stalzer, and she lived in the Bristol area since 1986. She was a homemaker and was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic Church.
Survivors include husband of 46 years, Richard Witman; daughters, Robin Russell, Nashua, N.H., and Patricia Toribio, Redwood Valley, Calif.; brothers, Walter Stalzer and Henry Stalzer, both of Cleveland, Ohio; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A Funeral Mass will be conducted at noon Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in the St. Anne's Catholic Church with Reverend Timothy Keeney, Pastor of St. Anne's Catholic Church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Harry L. Hall. Entombment will follow in the Glenwood Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be men of the St. Anne's Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus. Special thanks to the Adult Respite Care Center of Central Presbyterian Church and the Children of St. Anne's Catholic School. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the St. Anne's Catholic Church.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert E. Alvis
Funeral services for Robert Emerson Alvis will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Warren Fleenor, Ronnie Bowman, Randy Alvis, Steve Callahan, Don McCracken, Eugene Powers, Ed Mitchell and Dennis Swiney. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Bible Class of the Lynwood Bible Church, Dr. Jane Toothman and Dr. Cathy Maines.
Mr. Alvis, of 938 Massachusetts Ave., Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, in the Wellmont Hospice House.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Betty H. Blevins
CHILHOWIE - Betty Ruth Haga Blevins, 72, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. Survivors and funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Bradley-Finney Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie.
Katherine W. Booher
Katherine Whittaker Booher, of Bristol Tennessee, a resident of the Cambridge House, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
KINGSPORT - Betty Whited Carter, of 520 Preakness Court, went to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Tamscliff, W.Va., Mrs. Carter had lived in Dayton, Ohio, and moved to Kingsport in 1980. She was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church.
Mrs. Carter was a loving wife and mother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Lucy Whited; two brothers; and one sister.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Charles Ed Carter; three daughters, Pamela Kay Smith, Lithia Springs, Ga., Carol Esta Carter, Kingsport and Cindy Lou Humphrey, Wittman, Ariz.; two sons, Edward Garrett Carter, Kingsport and Patrick Allen Carter, Bristol Tennessee; two sisters, Mary Whited Billings, Kingsport and Cora Helen McCracken, Richlands; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Strong officiating.
Graveside services will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan Baptist Church Building Fund, 4152 Maplewood St., Kingsport, TN 37660.
Ernesto D. dela Cruz
CLINTWOOD - Funeral services for Ernesto D. (Ernie) dela Cruz will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday from the Clintwood Funeral Home chapel with ministers Lewis Mullins and Randy Carter officiating. Burial will follow at the JC Swindall-Burl Short Cemetery, Rt. #2, Clintwood. Active pallbearers will be Carl Greear, Wes Greear, Josh Evans, Lynn Johnson, and Garland Collins. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. N. C. Ratliffe, Dr. Thomas Brock, Dr. Michael Boggan, Dr. David Miller, Dr. Mathews and the staff at Wellmont Hospital 3rd floor, Richman Short, Danny C. Greear, Marshall Hughes, Sim Ewing, Ron Flanary, Steve Hubbard, Lewis Mullins, Linville Branham, David Lee, UVa's College at Wise Human Resources, and the staff and employees of Horizon Hospice of Big Stone Gap.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to Hospice and Pallative Care of Virginia, P. O. Box 349, Norton, VA 24273 or The Gideons International, P. O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 in memory of Ernie dela C
Mr. dela Cruz, 64, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at his home.
Clintwood Funeral Home in entrusted to the care of Ernest D. dela Cruz.
Chester C. Fleenor
Chester Cowan Fleenor, of 206 Arch St., Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was a self-employed truck driver. He attended Grace United Methodist Church. He was very active in the senior citizens group in Johnson City and in Elizabethton and was a member of Holiday Lane Bowling League. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Harrison Fleenor.
Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Foran, Bristol Virginia, and Shirley M. Worley, Bristol Tennessee; two sons, Michael L. Fleenor, Bristol Tennessee, and Phillip C. Fleenor, Bristol Virginia; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and special friend, Leona Jackson, Erwin, Tenn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Email condolences may be sent to www.weaverfuneralhome.net. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Weaver Funeral Home or friends may call any time at the home of Shirley Worley, 376 Carlton Road, Bristol, Tenn.
Kenneth D. Geiger
Funeral services for Kenneth Donald Geiger will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at the graveside at The National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. There will be no visitation.
Mr. Geiger, age 74, of Bristol Virginia, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, in the Cambridge House.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Anna L. Greer
ABINGDON - Anna Mae Litz Greer, 95, a resident of 410 Elm St., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002. She was the daughter of the late Eli Adam and Sarah Nancy Elrod Litz. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County. Mrs. Greer was a member of the Shady Grove United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Frances G. Millsap of Abingdon; two nieces; and one nephew.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Campbell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be J.W. Moretz, Harold Wright, John Michael, Bruce Millsap, Sherman Millsap and R.C. Long. Honorary pallbearers will be Louis Orfield, Mike Hagy, Gilbert Grubb and the men of Shady Grove United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the Campbell Funeral Home one hour prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Shady Grove United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 329 Whites Mill Road, Abingdon, VA 24210. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.campbell-funeralhome.com. Campbell Funeral Home, Abingdon, is in charge of the arrangements.
EMORY, Va. - Mrs. Susie Hicks, 83, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, in the Grace Healthcare Center. Arrangements will be announced later by Farris Funeral Service.
ST. PAUL - Funeral services for Sybil Mullins will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at the Sandy Ridge Old Regular Baptist Church, St. Paul, with Rev. Mike Owens officiating. Interment will follow in the West Dante Cemetery, West Dante. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers
Mrs. Mullins, 67, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Norton.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia "Jenny" Mae Pickel died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Juanita I. Robinson
KINGSPORT - Juanita Inez Robinson, 74, joined Christ and loved ones gone before her, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Juanita was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Russell County, Va., a daughter of the late Eugene and Mae Robinson Jesse. She was a member of the Bloomingdale Baptist Church, enjoyed participating in her Adult Women's Sunday School Class and was very actively involved in the church. Her love, loyalty and unyielding faith will be greatly missed by her friends, family and all those she touched. The world will be a lesser place without her.
Juanita is survived by her husband of 60 years, Billy Robinson; four children, Barbara Payne, Lana Robinson, Juanella Ryans and Dennis Robinson; eight grandchildren, Karina and Eric Ryans, Jack, Stephanie, Jill and Ryan Payne and Jason Robinson and Jennifer Robinson Davis; one great-grandson, Jonathan Jessee Ryans; sisters, Helen Moffett, Pauline Robinson; and a brother, Homer Jesse.
Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the East Lawn Funeral Home and any time at the residence. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Joe Byrd officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Bloomingdale Baptist Church. The family will meet for a graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Garden of the Good Shepherd of the East Lawn Memorial Park. Those desiring may send condolence to email@example.com. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Robinson family.
Katherine J. W. Self
ABINGDON-- Funeral services for Ms. Katherine Jane Warren Self will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at the Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Herbert Bailey and the Pastor Billy Denton officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. View Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Harless, Joe Malone, Wayne Harless, Gilmer Harless, Rodney Warren and Donald Denton. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Walker Mountain Baptist Church.
Mrs. Self, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 at Grace Healthcare in Abingdon.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Self.
Wade Lee Steffey
BLUFF CITY - Wade L. Steffey, 34, of 601 Big Arm Road, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Wellmont Hospice House.
Mr. Steffey was a life long resident of Sullivan County, Tenn., and had attended the Sullivan County School System. He was a member of the Mount Holston Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents, Hammon and Thelma Steffey; and one sister, Sheila Steffey of the home. Also surviving are several aunts and uncles; and a special friend, Karen Cable.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Dennis Fields, Minister, officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, in the Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Robbins, Adam Miller, Larry Brown, Randall Perry, Zane Vance, Loyd Horton, Richard Horton, Bruce Dukes and Jerry Campbell. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday prior to the service at the Akard Funeral Home Chapel.
Anyone wishing may make memorials to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Steffey.
Anna Myers Trail
MARION - Anna Myers Trail, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Larry C. Winebarger
MARION - Larry Clemons Winebarger, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, in the Smyth County Community Hospital.
Mr. Winebarger was born in Smyth County to the late Joseph Clemons and Ruby Davis Winebarger and was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Keith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was retired from Harwood Manufacturing. He was a member of the Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and was active with the young people and teenagers.
Survivors include wife, Doris A. Winebarger; two daughters and son-in-law, Lisa W. and Mack Bailey, Abingdon and Deborah Ann Winebarger, Charlottesville; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Judy Winebarger, Marion; one sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Ira Tolliver, Salem; two grandchildren, Jonathan Bailey and Austin Bailey; special friend, Stephen Baker; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion with Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in Resurrection Gardens with military honors being rendered by the Francis Marion V.F.W. Post 4667. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial donations can be made to the National Encephalitis Foundation. Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the Winebarger family.
Margaret W. Witt
ABINGDON-- A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Warren Witt will be held Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. at Counts Cemetery in Brumley Gap. Rev. John Stapleton will officiate. Pallbearers will be Paul Warren, Raymond, Warren, Raymond. J. Duncan, Gabriel Nelson, Donald Simpson and Brian Warren. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Monday morning to go in procession to the cemetery.
Mrs. Witt, 82, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Witt.
Ralph N. Adams
SALTVILLE - Mr. Ralph Nelson Adams, 83, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, in Holston Valley Medical Center, in Kingsport.
Ralph was born May 29, 1918, in Honaker and spent most of his life in Saltville. He became a born again Christian on March 12, 2002, when he dedicated his life to our Lord and Savior. He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a member of the First Marine Raider Battalion, Fifth Marines, he participated in many of the South Pacific battles such as Peleliu Islands, Guadalcanal, Okinawa. He was decorated with three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He was retired from the U.S. Gypsum Co. with 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosella Taylor Adams, and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Hogston Adams; one son, Ralph "Buddy" Adams and wife, Pam, of Bristol, Va.; one daughter, Marty Hogston amd her husband, Douglas, of Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; one sister, Doris Auck and her husband, Clarence, of Bucyrus, Ohio; one stepson, Larry Hogston and wife, Sandy, of Saltville; grandchildren, Adam Hogston and wife, Kim, of Mt. Carmel, Lisa McCroskey and husband, James, of Bristol, Va., and Jeremy Buddy Adams of Bristol, Va.; great-grandchildren, Zane and Wyatt McCroskey of Bristol, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and his precious dog and companion, Nikki.
At Ralph's request, a graveside service will be conducted at Forest Hills Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Abingdon 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2002, with Rev. Bob Surber officiating. The Marion VFW Post will be conducting military rites. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saltvile Rescue Squad. Friends may visit at the home any time.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is serving the family.
Paul E. Bainer
KINGSPORT - Paul E. Bainer, 85, passed away Monday, April 1, 2002.
Mr. Bainer lived in Kingsport most of his life. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co.
Mr. Bainer was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jessie Lee Bainer; one niece; and one nephew.
Graveside services will be Thursday, April 4, 2002, 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Dr. Don Jeans officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Appalachian Christian Village, Nursing Wing, 2012 Sherwood Drive, JohnsonCity, TN 37601.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Bainer family.