Adele Bowers Gregory
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Adele Bowers Gregory, formerly of Pawnee Drive, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Columbia, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Mitchell and Catherine Addie Lewis Brown. She was the widow of Jimmie Lee Bowers and Robert Love Gregory. She was retired from Spartanburg Herald Journal and the Spartanburg County Council on Aging. Mrs. Gregory was a longtime member of Second Presbyterian Church, where she was a former president of the Women of the Church and a member of Circle 1. She was a member of the R.V. Wood Chapter of Eastern Star and a former president of Woodland Heights Garden Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Anne Bowers of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Rita Bowers Roper of Emory, Va.; a son, Jerry Lee Bowers of Moore, S.C.; a sister, Thelma Wilson Siegler of Chapin, S.C.; two grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday in Spartanburg.
Memorials may be sent to Second Presbyterian Church, 438 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303 or to a charity of one's choice.
J.F. Floyd Mortuary, Greenlawn Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Samuel W. Harrison
HONAKER - Mr. Samuel W. Harrison, 80, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2002, in Lebanon. Born June 29, 1921, in Richmond, he was the son of the late Richard and Hattie Mitchell Harrison. He had lived in Honaker for a year, moving from Richmond. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired truck driver.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Georgia Ritchie Harrison; and one sister, Louise Harrison Condrey.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Harrison of the home; one brother, James B. Harrison of Richmond; one stepdaughter, Jacqueline Marie Williams of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one stepson, James Michael Harshbarger of Raven; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank and Joann Ritchie of Honaker; nine step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Peerman Lester officiating.
The friends may call at Honaker Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Maury Cemetery in Richmond. Friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery.
Vivian M. Hickman
Vivian Margaret Hickman, 78, of 301 Circle Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, in Woodstock, Ga. She was a native of Carter County, Tenn., and daughter of the late Fred and Harriet Stout Gibson. She was a seamstress and was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom G. Hickman; son, Marty Hickman; brothers Herb Gibson and Bob Gibson; and sister, Margarie Lahr.
Survivors include a son, Freddie Hickman of Bristol, Tenn.; daughter, Portia Jones of Woodstock, Va.; brothers Charles Gibson, Jim Gibson, Tom Gibson, Gene Gibson and Terry Gibson; sisters Ann Riley, Pat Cross and Sandy Chambliss; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her special friends at Tri-City Flea Market.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Bob Robinson officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Mech, Bill Pierce, Dustin Pierce, Ross Musselwhite, Jamie Sells and Gary Trinkle. E-mail condolences may be made at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home. Friends may call any time at 301 Circle Drive, Bristol, Tenn.
Shirley Brown Leonard
Ms. Shirley Brown Leonard of the Riverbend community unexpectedly passed away and went to be with the Lord on April 30, 2002. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Arrangements are incomplete. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Charles H. Louthen
MARION - Charles H. Louthen, 59, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at home. He was preceded in death by one brother, Calvin A. Louthen; one half-brother, Billy C. Louthen; three half-sisters, Virginia Wright, Alma Lanier and Jean Watkins. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Debbie Louthen of Dandridge, Tenn.; his mother, Ruth Corvin Hall of Marion; two sisters, Alice K. Berry and husband, Jack, of Chilhowie and Patricia L. Vanhoy and husband, Charles, of Marion; three brothers, Willis E. Louthen and wife, Dora, of West Virginia, Samuel L. Louthen and wife, Jackie, and Cecil "Donnie" Louthen and wife, Annie, all of Sugar Grove, Va.; one half-sister, Mary Ruth Johnson of Salem, Va.; one half-brother, Thomas W. Louthen Jr. of Salem; two granddaughters, Katie and Courtney Louthen; three step-grandchildren, Michael, Jason and Erin Nolan; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 3, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Rev. Mark Lundy officiating. Burial will follow in Asbury United Methodist Chruch Cemetery in Wythe County. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Louthen family.
Bertie Price Sauls
SAN BERNADINO, Calif. - Bertie Price Sauls, 79, went to be with God April 27, 2002, at home. She made her home in California for the past 43 years after moving there with her brother John to make a home to raise his three children. She was a mother to them, Peggy, Jerry Wayne and Donny Price. She was the daughter of the late Helen and Alley Price and was also preceded in death by five brothers, John, Dan, Jerry, Preston and Sgt. Kemper G. Price; three sisters, Pearl Campbell, Margie Price and Mary Kate Price. While in Bristol, Bertie was a member of First Freewell Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Tim Sauls of San Bernadino; sisters Bonnie Turner of Bristol, Tenn., and Bessie Javis of San Bernadino; grandchildren,Timmie Sauls of Medford, Ore., and Colleen Cain of Hanford, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Heather, Jay and Samantha Cain of Hanford and Kelsee Sauls of Medford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Pickle officiating and music by Linda Goodman. Committal services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Knollkreg Cemetry. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service. E-mail condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuenralhome.net.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Maude Ellen Vance
HONAKER - Maude Ellen Vance, 83, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2002, in a Lebanon hospital. Born May 6, 1918, in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Minnie Rose Vance. A lifelong resident of the Russell County area, she was a member of Swords Creek Senior Citizens.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight sisters, Gertrude Vance Hess, Mattie Vance Hughes, Blanch Vance Manning, Mollie Vance, Lealer Vance Boyd, Virginia Breedlove, Lona Vance Sexton and Mary Fern Vance Honaker; two half-brothers, Jack Vance and Carl Vance; and one half-sister, Rhodia Vance.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Claypool Hill, with Rev. Sammy Barnett officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens.
Those attending the service are asked to assemble at the cemetery.
Friends will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at Honaker Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Pauline P. Warden
ABINGDON - Mrs. Pauline Poole Warden was born Nov. 5, 1925, to Robert Ray and Allie Stringer Poole. She died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at the home of her son.
She is predeceased by her husband, Charles Warden Jr.; brothers James, Hubert and Ray Jr.; sisters Catherine, Helen and Edith; and two grandsons, Chuckie Howell and Joey Warden.
Survivors include her children and their spouses Alan and Betsy Warden of Abingdon, John and Vickie Warden of Bristol, Va., and Linda and Steve Carroll of Winston-Salem, N.C.; her grandchildren Jason Warden, Angela Bratten, Stephanie Duncan and Tracie Smith; her great-grandchildren Eric Bratten and Hannah Duncan; sister, Marie Kestner; sister-in-law, Lake Poole; and a special friend, Peggy Williams.
The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, May 2, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Watkins officiating.
Committal gravesdide servcies will be conducted Friday, May 3, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Those attending the service Friday are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. for the procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Atkins, Doug Hale, Guy Odum, Butch McCall, Steve Carroll and Mike McCall.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to Virginia Home Health and Hospice Care, P.O. Box 257, Rural Retreat, VA 24368.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. A special thanks to Virginia Hospice Care, Naomi Barrett and Paige Debord.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Warden family.
Lester B. Webb Jr.
PINEY FLATS - Lester Burton Webb Jr., 81, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at home. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and was a son of the late Lester Burton Webb and Myrtle Kate Cross. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and World War II and was a member of VFW Post 9629 of Bluff City and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 934. He was a retired electrician and member of Bluff City United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Virginia Clark Webb; a daughter, Leslie K. Wisecarver and her husband, Richard, of Knoxville; three sons, Michael Burton Webb and his wife, Mary, of Johnson City, Gregory Clark Webb and his wife, Teresa, of Bluff City and John Patrick Webb of Church Hill; a sister, Margaret N. Webb of Bluff City; seven grandchildren, Brad Webb, Julie Webb, Justin Webb, John Webb Jr., LeAnne Wiscarver, Jennifer Wisecarver and Alice Wisecarver. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William H. Webb and Edward J. Webb.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 Thursday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock with Rev. Dan Theiben officiating. The committal service and burial will be at 11 o'clock Friday morning inGlenwood Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be R.E. Milhorn, Richard Webb, John Wagner, Jennings Wagner, Verlin Dempsey, J.C. Akard and Ward Tipton. Arrangements especially for Mr. Webb have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
David Wells Sr.
BLOUNTVILLE - William David Wells Sr., 55, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born in Bristol, Va., April 15, 1947, and was the son of W.H. Wells and the late Gladys Willis Wells. He was a member and deacon of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church and was well-known and respected in the community. Mr. Wells was a platting supervisor for Snap-On Tools and enjoyed farming.
Mr. Wells was a very loving husband, father and Papaw.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Lois Bell Wells; daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Kevin King; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Angie Wells; and grandson, Mason David King.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Joe Hudson officiating. The family will receive 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the church. The committal service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Cooper, Kyle Browder, O'Dell Owens, Roger Daughtery, Sammy Countiss, Mike Fleenor, Charlie Pearman, Jerry Feathers, and deacons and ushers of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, 104 Cypress St., Bristol, TN 37620.
James D. Baumgardner
IVANHOE, Va. - James David Baumgardner, 44, died Friday, May 10, 2002, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack B. Baumgardner.
He is survived by his wife, Edith G. Baumgardner of the home; son, John T. "Buster" Baumgardner of the home; two daughters, Kelly Baumgardner and Kim Baumgardner, both of Chilhowie; stepdaughter, Jennifer Wills of Baltimore; mother, Josephine Shuler Baumgardner of Wytheville; sister, Nancy Owens of Wytheville; two brothers, Ronald and Shirley Baumgardner of Kannapolis, N.C.; and Jack Baugardner of Chilhowie; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Barnett Funeral Chapel in Wytheville with the Rev. Bob Steele officiating.
Interment will follow in Umberger Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Barnett Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday or at the residence at any time.
Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements.
Carlos Bellamy of Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Reynolds Bellamy; three children; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2002, at First United Methodist Church after which the family will receive friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN 37620, the Bristol Cancer Association, 26 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201 or The American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program, National Call Center, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 47720. A complete obituary and funeral notice will be in the Friday, May 17, 2002, edition of the Bristol Herald Courier. Arrangements especially for Mr. Bellamy are being made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Park E. Church
BIRCHLEAF, Va. - Park E. Church, 63, passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, at his residence.
Born in Dickenson County, he was a son of Lula Deel Church and the late Trigg Church. Mr. Church was a miner and farmer and member of Russell Prater Old Regular Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Jack Church; and two sisters, Vivian Owens and Jean Deel.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Dora Church; a son, Benny and Linda Church of Birchleaf; three daughters, Vickie and Rick Whitner of Ft. Collins, Colo., and April and Ken Looney and Connie and Dennis Owens, all of Birchleaf; one sister, Pauline Chapman of Pulaski, Tenn.; eight gandchildren, Bryan, Jarrod, Richard, Mandy, Hannah, Jon, Candace and Chris; several nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Hayes O'quinn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Elders Andy Deel, Mark Justice and Earl Dean Yates officiating. Burial will follow in Church Family Cemetery, Birchleaf. Active pallbearers will be Jones O'quinn, Garnie Deel, Eugene Hackney, Cledith Hackney, Dennis Owens, Brian Owens, Themis Hackney, Mark Deel and Kenny Looney. Honorary pallbearers will be Hayes O'quinn, Milton O'quinn, Rodney Owens, Ken Turner, Edsel Thacker, Jackie O'quinn, Buford Deel and Charlie Looney. Friends may call at Haysi Funeral Home after 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, where an evening service will be held at 7 p.m.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Frances M. Counts
Mrs. Frances Mae Counts, 68, died Friday in Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Washington County. She was the widow of the late Lee Edward Counts and the daughter of the late Susie Kathleen Rosenbaum. She was a member of Northfolk Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.
Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Sue Marlow of Bristol, Va., and Patricia Ann Flagle of Bristol, Tenn.; six sons, Johnny Wayne Marlow of Wise, Micheal Lee Marlow of Bristol, Tenn., Robert Edward Marlow of Bristol, Va., Gregory Allen Marlow of Wise, Lee Edward Counts Jr. of Bristol, Va., and Jeffery Brian Counts of Wise; six half-brothers, Robert Rosenbaum, James Rosenbaum, John Rosenbaum, Gene Rosenbaum, Jerry Rosenbaum and Donnie Rosenbaum, all of Abingdon; four half-sisters, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mary Sullins and Janie Bowman, all of Abingdon, and Betty King of Bristol, Va.; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Counts.
CLINCHPORT, Va. - Mr. John Henry "Toots" Cox, 73, entered into rest Satuday, May 11, 2002, at the resience of his son in Blountville.
Mr. Cox was born in Scott County on Aug. 14, 1928, son of the late Joseph Henry and Lula Peters Cox.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Beatrice Cox; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Hill; and his brother, Lonzo Cox, preceded in in death.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Deana and Lee Kaylor of Weber City, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Carson Duane and Rosemary Cox of Blountville; grandchildren, Mrs. Nickie (Sherry) Griffin of Mrs. Jennifer Ramey, Tony Fansler and Andy Thornburg; great-grandchildren, Chandra Griffin, Isaiah Ramey and Dalton Hammond; one sister, Effie Neeley of Powell, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, at Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. in Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Lonas "Hawk" Salling and the Rev. Kenneth Neeley officiating. Salley's Chapel Quartet will provide the music.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Johnson-Head Cemetery in Robinette Valley of Scott County. J.C. Neeley, Gerald Griffin, Tony Fansler, Jim Fansler, Andy Thornburg, Dan Whitten, Larry Winegar, Aaron Whitten and Michael Ramey will serve as pallbearers. Thomas Page, Ike Hurd, Carter Page, Wayne Winegar, J.C. Johnson, Luke Horton, Simon West and Echol Fansler will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will be meeting at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wellmont Hospice House.
Garland E. Duncan
CASTLEWOOD - Garland E. Duncan, 75, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at home.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Arrangements are incomplete.
Jerry W. Frazier Sr.
LENOIR, N.C. - Jerry Wayne Frazier Sr., 55, of Piedmont Drive died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. He was born April 1, 1947, in Sullivan County, to the late Edward Lee and Iva Lee Taylor Frazier.
Mr. Frazier was retired from Broyhill Furniture Co. and a member of Celia Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Peggy Blevins Frazier of the home; two sons, Chris Edward Frazier and Jerry Wayne Frazier Jr., both of Lenoir; two daughters, Mrs. James (Pamela) Scott and Ms. Teresa Frazier, both of Lenoir; two brothers, Donald Gene Frazier of Bristol, Tenn., and Chris Harlon Frazier of Lenoir; two sisters, Ms. Julie Perkey of Lenoir and Mrs. Linda Hyatt of Piney Flats; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 12, 2002, at 8 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Richard Shew and Jack Cline. The family will receive friends Sunday evening at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be Monday, May 13, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Robbie Perkey, Robert Pearson, Jerry Freeman, Roger Holtsclaw, Stacy Johnson and Eddie McCloud.
Greer-McElveen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lona D. Grubb
Lona Dell Price Grubb, 94, of Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. She was a native of Creston, N.C., and daughter of the late Samuel Tammy and Paishie Abigal Stewart Price. She was a former resident of Delaware, where she was employed by the Masonic Home, was involved in Cheer Home Senior Service and a was a member of Community Church of Oak Orchard. While in Bristol, she was a member of Holston Valley Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lester Grubb; sons Jimmy Grubb and William Grubb; and daughters Lillie Wittner and Hattie Cox.
Survivors include daughters, Juanita Hooker of Bristol, Tenn., Stella Rogers of Bristol, Va., Norma Trivett of Bristol, Tenn., and Shirley Myers Cumbow of Bristol, Tenn.; sons Weldon Henry Grubb of Millsboro, Del., and Robert Lee Grubb of Newark, Del.; and brother Charlie Price of Sherburne, N.Y. Also surviving are 33 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Campbell and Rev. Bobby Tester officiating. Burial will follow in Rooty Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Webb, Kenny Webb, David Grubb, Richard Hooker, Billy Ringley and Chad Garrett. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road,Bristol, TN 37620. A special thanks to Hospice staff, staff of Cambridge House and nurse Sally and Irene Strouth. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Weaver Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be made at www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Beulah F. Hoops
CEDAR BLUFF - Beulah Frances Hoops, 82, of Route 1 died Friday, May 10, 2002, at a Tazewell hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born at Tazewell and was a daughter of the late John M. and Nannie L. Cochran Hash, both Tazewell County natives.
She was a lifelong resident of Tazewell County and was a housewife and loving mother. She had worked for General Instrument and was a cook for senior citizens with Green Thumb. She was a member of the Church of God at Maxwell.
She was the widow of William Leonard Hoops. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter; one son; and three brothers.
Survivors include daughters Mrs. Gary (Nancy) Rhodes of New Castle, Del., Mrs. Mary L. Brogan of Trinity, N.C., and Mrs. James (Barbara) Chapman of Trinity; sons Mr. John Charles Hoops and wife, Margaret, of Tulsa, Okla., Mr. James Edward "Cracker" Hoops and wife, Babs, of Cedar Bluff and Mr. Timothy Scott Hoops of Randleman, N.C.; sisters, Mrs. Louise Worley of Annapolis, Md., and Mrs. Gaye Waters of Oskaloosa, Iowa; brother, Mr. Alfred Hash of Bland; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel of Tazewell with Rev. Monte Elswick and Rev. Max Linkous officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home of Tazewell is in charge of arrangements.
PATTERSON, Va. - Mr. Dewey (Ellis) Keen, 67, passed away Satuday, May 11, 2002, in Buchanan General Hospital at Grundy following a long illness. A lifelong resident of Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Charlie H. and Sarah Keen. He was a retired coal miner with Pittston Coal Co. and a member of the UMWA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Joshua Lee Brian Meadows; one granddaughter, Heather Nicole Keen; one great-grandson, Brian Keith Barrett; two brothers, William Keen and Luther Keen; and two sisters, Myrtle Vandyke and Pearl Vandyke.
Mr. Keen is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mrs. Ines Catherine Keen; four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Elaine Meadows of Burkeville, Va., Mrs. Randale (Lecia Jane) Meadows of Burkeville, Mrs. John (Pamela Jean) Stanley of Shorts Gap, Va., and Mrs. Johnny (Virginia Lynn) Peck of Patterson, Va.; two sons, Douglas Keen and wife, Melissa, of Keen Mountain and Carlos Ellis Keen and wife, Teresa, of Oakwood, Va.; two sisters, Ruby Meadows of Oakwood and Ethel Matney of Grundy; six grandsons, Jospha Brady Meadows, Jacob Randale Meadows, Shaun Jason Keen, Shane Jordan Keith Keen, Adam Carlos Robert Keen and Jeramiah John Ellis Peck; two granddaughters, Misty Michelle Ramey and Regina Amanda Osborne; two foster granddaughters, Sarah and Roxanne; three great-grandsons, Dakota Michael Ramey, Trinity Earl Allen Ramey and Colby Dale Osborne.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in Antioch Church at Keen Mountain with Rev. Troy Lester and Rev. Kenneth Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery at Keen Mountain. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family will receive friends at Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and after 5 p.m. Monday at Antioch Church at Keen Mountain.
Special thanks to Dr. Vinod Modi, Dr. Kalis Modi, Shirley Horne, Betty Horne, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whitt and other members of Dismal River Rescue Squad.
Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain is serving the Keen family.
Ann D. Lewis
GLADE SPRING - Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Duff Lewis, 88, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Lamar, Ark. She was a member of Glade Spring Baptist Church and the Glade Spring Senior Citizens.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Rick Polhke of Dispuntanta, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Oscar and Catherine Lewis Jr. of Glade Spring; a stepson, Donald Lewis of Rye, Texas; two brothers, Cecil Duff of Little Rock, Ark., and David Duff of Moreno, Calif.; grandchildren, Cindy and Mark Tomlin of Hopewell, Va.; Robbi Farris of Hopewell, James "Marty" Lewis of Glade Spring and Ronnie and Lois Whittaker of Damascus; great-grandchildren, Melissa and Amanda Tomlin and Angelica and Ronnie Whittaker III; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Glade Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen A. Turner officiating.
In memory of Mrs. Lewis, memorial contributions may be made to Glade Spring Baptist Church Life Center or to Glade Spring Rescue Squad.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mrs. Lewis.
Carl R. Millsap
Committal services for Carl Randall Millsap will be Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at Mountain Veiw Cemetery, Bristol, Va.
Pallbearers will be men of Steele Creek Missionary Baptist Church and Billy Hurd. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Green, Dr. Tom Green and Dr. Joseph Armstrong.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to The American Foundation for the Blind, 11 Penn Plaza Suite 3, New Hork, NY 10001.
Mr. Millsap, 72, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away after a lengthy illness Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements are by Weaver Funeral Home.