Joseph B. Cornett
DAMASCUS - Mr. Joseph Barton Cornett, 70, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Medical College of Virginia Hospital. He was born in Washington County, was raised in Ashe County, N.C., and had lived 15 years in Madison County N.C., having moved to Damascus in 1998. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from Mars Hill College. He was a U.S. Marine, serving in the Korean War. He is survived by two sons, Billy Joe Cornett of Damascus and Bobby Joe Cornett of Cox's Creek, Ky.; one brother, Robert B. Cornett of West Jefferson, N.C.; one sister, Betty Wilma Cornett Jolly of Mars Hill, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted Monday, March 25, 2002, at 11 a.m. in National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., with Mr. Benjamin Jolly officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday night at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Cornett, Bobby Joe Cornett, Stewart Jolly, Robert Cornett, Sylvester Patrick and Benny Jolly. Honorary pallbearer will be Harley Jolly. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneral-service.com.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Cornett.
CHILHOWIE - Funeral services for Franklin Earl "Frank" Davenport, 56, of Chilhowie will be held this afternoon at 2 at Bradley-Finney Funeral Chapel, 307 Old Stage Road, with the Rev. Charles Blevins officiating.
Interment will follow at Grosses Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Davenport died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion.
Pallbearers will be Tom McCroski, Wade Blevins Jr., Mark Mervis, Don Justice, Lawrence Howard and William H.H. Blevins. Honorary pallbearers will be Thurl Cannon, Dr. Sam Vernon, George Rouse, Dave McGlocklin, Elbert Karnes and Bob Gunn.
In lieu of flowers, donations to assist with funeral and burial expenses may be sent to P.O. Box 674, Chilhowie, VA 24319.
James W. Ennis
COEBURN - James Wesslee Ennis, 19, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at HolstonValley Medical Center, Kingsport.
He was born in Norton. He was a graduate of Castlewood High School Class of 2001. He was preceded in death by an aunt, Virginia Woodruff; his great-great-grandparents, Inez and Wess Bailey, Retha and Charlie Ennis and Hansel and Mae Sanders.
He is survived by his wife, April Ennis; one son, Lawarence James Charles Dane Ennis of the home; mother and stepfather, Teresa and Dana Woods of Castlewood; father and stepmother, Rickie and Bonicha Ennis of Cleveland; one half-sister, Kayla Ennis of Cleveland; one brother, Christopher Ennis of Castlewood; one stepbrother, Scott McKinney of Cleveland; paternal grandparents, Cecil and Mary Ennis of Castlewood; maternal grandparents, David and Kitty Phillips of Dungannon; step-grandparents Dana and Kay Woods of Dryden,Va.; step-grandparents, David and Vickie Anderson Cleveland; step-great-grandparents, Hoyt and Helen Kiser of Cleveland; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2002, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2002, at Kiser Cemetery, South Clinchfield, Va.; The family will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery, leaving at 10:15 a.m. Monday. Pallbearers will be Dana Woods, Adam Anderson, T.C. Lucas, Adam Fleenor, Jason Halloway and Lee Halloway. Honorary pallbearers will be Rickie Ennis, David Bailey, J.D. Ward, C.J. Willis, Chris Hamilton, David Anderson and Eddie Fields.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. Condolences may be sent to the Ennis family via e-mail. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lucille E. Feathers
Lucille E. Feathers, 79, born Jan. 21, 1923, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Cambridge House. She was of the Baptist faith and she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. Feathers; a son, Tommy Gene Feathers; mother and father, Obie and Fannie Collins; two sisters, Martha Mullins and Donnie Collins; and two brothers, John B. Collins and James O. "Sam" Collins.
Survivors include her son and daughters-in-law, Ronnie Lee Feathers and Teresa G. Feathers and Mrs. Tom (Janet) Feathers; brother Robert Collins; sisters-in-law Margarita Collins, Annabelle Collins and Eula Collins; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2002, in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Alonzo Collins and Pastor Wallace Amos officiating. The committal will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lynn Feathers, Michael Feathers, Sean Feathers, Jon Feathers, Jeff Feathers and Eric Wilson. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to help with burial expense. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home.
Carl E. Foulk
The funeral service for Carl E. Foulk will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dave Whitesides officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 until 3:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the church. The committal service and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Pallbearers will be Steve Foulk, Ken Oster, Bill Shannon, Robin Foulk, Mark Hills and Eddie Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be the Session of Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church, Mr. Bill Scheuer Sr. and Dr. William M. Clark. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1100 Windsor Ave., Bristol, TN 37620.
Mr. Foulk, 78, of Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at home.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Foulk have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, Tenn.
James J. Gilley
MEADOWVIEW - Mr. James Junior Gilley, 85, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born in Washington County and had lived in Baltimore before returning to Washington County in 1962. While in Baltimore he was employed by Martin Marietta. He was of the Methodist faith and was a Bible scholar. He is survived by his wife, Goldie Duncan Gilley; two sisters, Esther N. Bailey of Manassas, Va., and Ocie V. Price of Abingdon; one brother, Ulysses D. Gilley of Abingdon; one niece, Betty Cain of Manassas; and one nephew, Billy Price of Abingdon.
A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, March 24, 2002, at 6 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Clifton Duncan officiating. A committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Knollkreg Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the service. Pallbearers will be Gary Reynolds, Ronnie Duncan, Johnny Duncan, Darrell Reynolds, Roger Hearl Jr., Wayne Wimmer, Wayne Helton and Tony Brewer. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Venable, Allen McNew and Jack Mason. Family and friends are to meet at the funeral home by 2:45 p.m. Monday for a procession to the cemetery.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Gilley.
CLINTWOOD - Thurman Hibbitts, 84, died at Dickenson County Medical Center, Clintwood, Friday, March 22, 2002.
A lifelong resident of Dickenson County, he was the son of Samuel P. and Stella Mullins Hibbitts. He was a retired coal miner from Clinchfield Coal Corp., a veteran of the U.S. Army World War II and a member of Clintwood Baptist Church. His parents; brothers Berlin, Kedric and Cecil; sisters Lora, Nora, Joyce and Mona; and daughter-in-law, Jewell Fields, preceded Mr. Hibbitts in death.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Naomi M. Hibbitts of Clintwood; sister, June Davis of Blountville and Tina Meade of Warren, Mich.; granddaughter, Karen Fields Helm of Plymouth, Mich; and son-in-law, Johnny Fields of Clintwood.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2002, from Clintwood Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Bonnell officiating. Entombment will follow at the Chapel of Love Mausoleum, Castlewood. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Sunday at Clintwood Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be John Reynolds, Mark Meade, Hesprus Meade, David Harris, Rick Beverly, George Harris and Dan Helm. Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Clintwood Baptist Church.
Clintwood Funeral Home is entrusted with the care of Thurman Hibbitts.
Gene D. Houser
Gene D. Houser, 58, of 301 Shady Brook Lane, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a son of the late Joseph and Mary Garland Houser. He was a Vietnam veteran in the U.S. Army. Gene retired from Sprint after 25 years of service and was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Houser.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Copas Houser; two daughters, Brandon Shea Houser and Lauren Jeigh Houser, both of the home; one granddaughter, Jaicee Lyana Weaver of the home; two sisters, Phyliss Sullins and Shirley Perry, both of Bristol, Tenn.; four brothers, Frank and Toby Houser, both of Bristol, Tenn., Glenn Housser of Richlands and twin brother, Jerry Houser of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Monday evening in the chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Pealer and Rev. Steve Playl officiating. The committal service and burial will be at noon Tuesday in National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with Rev. Gary Garland officiating. Miltiary graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post No. 6975. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 Monday evening at the funeral home prior to the service.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Houser have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Ellen P. Jessee
NORTH TAZEWELL - Funeral services for Ellen Pearle Jessee will be conducted Sunday, March 24, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel, Tazewell, with Rev. Max Linkous, Rev. Doug Johnson and Johnny Elmore officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill. Pallbearers will be Bernard Jessee, Buford Jessee, W.E. "Curly" Robinson, Don Lane, David Godbey and Buford Conn. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Eric Shrader, Dr. Jeff Williams, Alonzo Crouse, Jeff Crouse, Chuck Trent, Jack Davidson and Roger Kinder.
Mrs. Jessee, 93, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2002, following a brief illness.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home of Tazewell is in charge of arrangements.
George A. Jinkens
George Albert Jinkens, 83, of 1123 Heather Road, Bristol, Va., died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at James H. Quillen Medical Center.
He was born in Bearden, Tenn., a son of the late Henry Jinkens and Ethel Wheeler Jinkens. He was a restaurant owner in San Francisco before moving to Bristol in 1978. Mr. Jinkens was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Pyatte Jinkens; a daughter, Christene Evans of Bristol, Va.; a son, Fred Jinkens of San Francisco; two sisters, Charlene Casavan and Sharon Lazott, both of California; three brothers, David Jinkens, Walter Jinkens and Bob Jinkens, all of California; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Herbert Peak officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at Blevins Funeral Home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 900 E. Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915.
Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail to blevins@funeral-plans com. Arrangements especially for Mr. Jinkens have been made through Blevins Funeral Home. Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Berta M. Johnson
ABINGDON - Mrs. Berta M. Johnson, 87, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Grace Nursing Home, Abingdon. She was the daughter of the late George Thomas and Dollie Puckett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bolden W. Johnson; two brothers, Paul Puckett and Clarence Puckett; and one sister, Allie Baxter. Mrs. Johnson was a manager for Johnson's Ben Franklin Stores from 1948 until her retirement, serving stores in Pound, Clintwood, Big Stone Gap, Gate City, Appalachia, Abingdon and Lebanon. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for more than 60 years.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Schultz Pratt of Glade Spring and Dot and Ted Poff of Big Stone Gap; two brothers, Frank Puckett of Indiana, and Bolden Puckett of Florida; four sisters, Elizabeth Little and Becky Farley of Tazewell and Alta Christian and Violet Richardson of Indiana; five grandchildren, Mitchell Pratt of York, S.C., Kimberly and John Kiser of Charleston, S.C., Karen and Steven Kennedy of Abingdon, Terri Wise of Big Stone Gap and Paige and Michael Blevins of Big Stone Gap; eight great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Jessica Kiser, Ashley and Chelsey Wise, Kendra and Raven Blevins, Steven Lee and Lucas Kennedy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Tumbling Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Saltville with Elder Eddie Lyle officiating. Interment will be in Johnson Family Cemetery, Saltville.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home is Saltville is serving the family.
APPALACHIA - Kathleen Jones, 76, was tragically taken from her family Monday, March 18, 2002. She was born Dec,. 9, 1925, in Derby, Va., but had lived most of her life in Appalachia. She worked most of her life with children and was a volunteer foster grandparent for Arch's Headstart Appalachia Center. She is survived by one sister, Gladys J. Robinette of Appalachia; one brother, Edward R. Jones of Richmond; six nieces and nephews; and several great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Holding Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Garrett Lee and Rev. Ronnie Mutter. Burial will follow in Glencoe Cemetery, Big Stone Gap. Pallbearers will be Lloyd Robinette Jr., Esmond, David and Roger Jones, Charles Jones and Freddie Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Wallace, Roger Allen Fannon, Tim Bullock, George Radar, Gary Kennedy and Bob Grant.
Holding Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Susan E. Landrum
DAMASCUS - The funeral service for Ms. Susan Elizabeth Landrum will be conducted Monday, March 25, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel.
Those wishing to express sympathy may do so online by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be sent to Abuse Alternatives, P.O. Box 3388, Bristol, TN 37625.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 25, 2002, from 6-8
Ms. Landrum died Wednesday, March 20, 2002.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Landrum family.
Elsie C. May
MARION - Elsie Collins May, 85, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, in Leewood Nursing Home, in Annandale, Va. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
John H. McVey
GLADE SPRING - Mr. John Henry McVey, 95, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at the home of his daughter.
Mr. McVey was a lifelong resident and farmer of Washington County and was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha DeBusk McVey; his parents, Pruner Harrison and Jenny Campbell McVey; his stepmother, Blanche Barlow McVey; brothers William "Bill" McVey, Bradley McVey and Harry McVey; and sister, Mary Seymore.
Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Juanita Hackney of Glade Spring; brothers, Volney McVey of Meadowview, Meshac McVey of Hampton, Ga., Garland McVey of Waynesboro, Va., Joseph C. McVey of Glade Spring; sisters, Mattie Spudy of Thurmont, Md., Myrtle Allison of Blountville, Frances Parris of Lebanon, Audrey Seymore of Glade Spring and Louise DeBusk of Meadowview; granddaugthers Teresa Luber and husband, Larry, of Kingsport, Elizabeth Hackney of Abingdon; and special friend, David Brown.
The funeral service will be conducted Sunday, March 24, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Warren Wilson officiating. Entombment will follow the service.
Pallbearers will be Glenn DeBusk, Gerald DeBusk, Alan DeBusk, David Brown, Larry Luber and Joseph McVey. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott DeBusk, Kenneth McVey, Darrell McVey, Daily McVey and Chris Bare.
Flowers will be accepted or the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, 32094 Government Road, Damascus, VA 24236.
A special thanks to the following caregivers: Louise Debusk, Betty Jo Arnold, Joseph McVey and to Coleen Campbell, Teresa Phillips and other staff members at Smyth County Community Hospital Home Health Care Service.
Family and friends may assemble at the funeral home Sunday by 1:30 p.m. for the procession to the cemetery.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the McVey family.
William J. Millar III
PINEY FLATS - Mr. William J. (Joe) Millar III, 63, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center following a valiant battle with cancer. Joe was born in Washington, D.C., and resided in Maryland until moving to Piney Flats in 1994. Mr. Millar was a project engineer for M&M Welding and Fabricators of Gaithersburg, Md. From 1987 to 1991, he served on the Mechanical Contractors Association Board of Directors. In 1991, Mr. Millar was president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington He was also a member and co-chairman of Steamfitters Local 602 Apprenticeship Committee from 1969 to 1991. Mr. Millar was retired from the U.S. Army Reserve, where he served as lieutenant colonel. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge No. 116, Baltimore and American Legion Post 226, Mayo, Md.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ida Lillian Millar.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, G. Mary Millar of Piney Flats; his father, William J. Millar Jr. of Bowie, Md.; his sister, Katherine M. (Jack) Jordan of Davidsonville, Md.; his son, William (Melinda) Millar; his daugthers, Tina (Marc) Andrews and Charlotte (Max) Weinstein, all of Severna Park, Md.; and two grandchildren. He is also survived by two nieces, Elaine (Bob) Paddy of Giblert, Ariz., and Jill Jordan of Columbia, Md.; and one great-niece. Survivors also include stepchildren, Joseph (Laura) Haddox of Gerardstown, W.Va., Michael (Ann) Sallinger of Nine Mile Point. La., Linda (Ed) Fraiche of New Orleans, La., and Susan (Michael) Simmons of Bryan, Texas. There are seven step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Weaver Funeral Home, 7th at Locust Street, Bristol, Tenn., with funeral services from 8 -9 p.m. Rev. David Ensminger will officiate. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers include Joseph Haddox Jr.,Vincent Haddox, David Demetrios, Forrest Weiant, Russ Schwades and Virgil Krull. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Small Miracles, Grumley House, St. Judes or the American Cancer Society. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975 of Bristol.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Carliss E. Musick
CLEVELAND, Va. - Carliss E. Musick, 82, of the Weavers Creek community died Friday, March 22, 2002, in Wadsworth-Rittman Hosital in Wadsworth, Ohio.
Born Feb. 19, 1920, the son of the late Kaney Musick and Hettie Hale Musick, he was a retired miner and farmer. He was a member of Weaver Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Magelena Kiser Musick; a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Nick Foster of Rittman, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Tonie Musick of Ravena, Ohio; two grandchildren, Brian Foster and wife, Shannon, of Rittman and Kevin Musick of Ravena; two sisters, Leona Hart of Cleveland and Lola Mae Carter of Danville, Va.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Rick Smith, the Rev. Virgil Musick and the Rev. Duane Musick officiating. Entombment will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Family will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the family of Mr. Musick.
Joseph W. Owens
GLADE SPRING - Joseph W. Owens, 87, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was a former employee of Hammond Produce and was a retired employee of Glade Spring Vance Co. He was a member of Glade Spring Baptist Church and a former member of the Lions Club and Glade Spring Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Owens was an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Ownes; a son, Mick Owens; a grandson, Kevin Owens; and a great-granddaughter, Bethany Jo Senesi.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Charles H. and Faye V. Ownes of Bristol, Tenn., James D. "Jim" and Wanda Owens of Marion; two daughters and their husbands, Joann Owens and J.G. Lester of Glade Spring and Brenda Owens and Douglas Skeens of Glade Spring; one daughter-in-law, Janice Owens of Abingdon; one sister, Sarah O. White of Glade Spring; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mahlon Wyatt and the Rev. Wayne Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence, 220 Stadium St., Glade Spring, from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and at Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to be Glade Spring Life Saving Crew or the Glade Spring Volunteer Fire Department. A special thanks is extended to Dr. Baker and his nurse, Belinda, and to the Green Spring Rest Home.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Owens.
GATE CITY - Emma Catherine "Cat" Gose Perry, 80, departed this life early Saturday morning, March 23, 2002, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. She was a graduate of Shoemaker High School and was employed with Mountian Empire Senior Citizens. She attended Copper Creek Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Bill Perry; parents, Giles G. Gose and Lou Martin Gose; sisters Betty Quillen and Sue Johnson; and brother Charles I. Gose.
She is survived by sisters Virginia Gose Meade of Kingsport and Dana Gose Bailey of Kingsport; niece, Helen G. Sanders of Gate City; nephews, Martin Quillen of Idona, Turkey, Scottie Gose of Blountville and Jimmy Gose of Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Scott County Funeral Home and any time at the residence on Shoemaker Drive, Gate City. Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Clayton Williams. Music by Jim Baker. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Kilgore, M.J. Mann, Ford Quillen, Danny Meade and Jonathan Bailey. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery. Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Winiford W. Poston
BUFORD, Ga. - Winiford W. Poston, 84, a resident of Atria Assisted Living in Buford, departed this life Friday, March 22, 2002. Mr. Poston was a native of Saltville, Va. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a retired warehouse supervisor from U.S. Government Printing Office. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by wife of 61 years, Madeline Thompson Poston of Buford; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Robert Gibson of Winston-Salem, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Winiford Jr. and Mary Poston of Charleston, S.C.; grandchildren, Jennifer Foster, Julia Grant and Alan Poston; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Cody, Caleb, Joshua Grant and Wesley Poston; sisters Mrs. Edith Price of Rural Retreat, Mrs. Leola Price of Lebanon and Mrs. Jean Jackson of Rosedale, Va.; brothers John Poston of Lebanon, Charles Poston of Lebanon, Roscoe Poston of Abingdon and Walter Poston of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Scott County Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joey Gafford officiating. Interment will be in Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandson and nephews.
Scott County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Gary Dean Potter
The committal for Gary Dean Potter will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cox Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Rutherford, Gerald Vance, Oscar Steward, Eugene Rutherford, Danny Rutherford, Dan Rush and Arvel Woods.
Mr. Potter, 56, of 214 Potter Lane, Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, March 22, 2002, in Wellmont Hospice House.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Carolyn W. Randolph
ABINGDON - The funeral service for Mrs. Carolyn Leddie Ward Randolph will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2002, in Farris Funeral Chapel with Brother David Woodward, Brother T.R. Stump and Brother Jason Nunley officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Casketbearers will be the following grandsons: Mark Randolph, Scott Randolph, Jonathan "Johnson" Randolph, Terry Randolph, Adam Randolph, Mark Randolph and James Randolph. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons-in-law, Andy Hunt, Leroy Hubbard and Alan Rosenbaum.
Mrs. Randolph, 83, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Carolyn Leddie Ward Randolph.
Alvin Rhoten Jr.
BLOUNTVILLE - Alvin Glen Rhoten Jr., 31, went to be with Jesus, Thursday, March 21, 2002.
He graduated from North High School and Sanford Community College. He attended Way of Life Baptist Church and Celebration Church.
Alvin was loved by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Zachary Glen Rhoten; paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Myrtle Rhoten; and maternal grandparents, Waldo and Mae Hicks.
Surviving are his mother, Doris Rhoten of Blountville; father, Glen Rhoten and wife, Lisa, of Blountville; two sisters, Joyce Sutherland and husband, Todd, of Church Hill and Lora Jean Cruz of Kingsport; two brothers, Ronnie Hahn of Kingsport and Dustin Shores of Blountville; three nieces; one nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, or any time at the home of his father, 652 Big Hollow Road, Blountville, or the home of his sister, Joyce Sutherland, 212 Renee Place, Church Hill.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Johnny Gibson and Dr. Craig Fry officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hahn, Todd Sutherland, Wayne Jennings, Richard Easterling, Tommy Hicks, Lee Hicks, Johnny Hicks and Dustin Shores.
Belva Caudill Rutter
MENDOTA - Belva Caudill Leonard Rutter, 82, passed away Friday, March 22, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She attended Blue Springs (Beech Grove) Primitive Baptist Church near Hiltons, Va. She was born in Appalachia and lived in Mendota for the past 47 years. Mrs. Rutter was preceded in death by her parents, John Caudill and Sally McKinney Caudill. Also preceding Mrs. Rutter in death were her brothers, Ed Caudill, Chester Caudill and Edward Caudill. She was the widow of Reuben Leonard, her first husband; and her second husband, William C. Rutter.
Those surviving Mrs. Rutter include two sons, Donald Wayne Leonard and his wife, Shirley, and Frankie Zane Rutter; three daughters, Ruby Lee Leonard Hall and her husband, Tommy, Brenda Marie Leonard Bowlin and her husband, Johnny, and Caroline Rutter; a sister, Ethel Caudill Williams of Bristol, Va.; a brother, Ben Caudill of Newport, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening in Oakley-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Johnny H. Bowlin and Tommy Hall officiating. The Bowlin Family Quartet and Tommy Hall will sing. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6 until 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may call at the home of Brenda and Johnny Bowlin, 205 E. Central, Bristol, TN 37620. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning in Spurrier's Cemetery, located near Hiltons, just off of Highway 58. Pallbearers will be grandsons Greg Hall, Gary Hall, Brad Bowlin, Matthew Bowlin, Mike Leonard, Cody Leonard and Mark Leonard. Honoary pallbearers will be Jim Bowlin, Joe Horton, Jeff Dixon, Mark Winningham, Harold Fleenor and James Malcolm.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Rutter have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.