Josie Sturgill Whited
ABINGDON - Mrs. Josie Sturgill Whited, 84, died Fiday, May 3, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. Born in Wise County, she was a daughter of the late Mack and Maggie Mullins. She was preceded in death by her husbands James Willard Sturgill and Roy Whited; two sisters, Elizabeth Gilbson and Lillie Phillips; and six brothers, Harrison Mullins, Jim Mullins, Will Mullins, Cossie Mullins, P.J. Mullins and Frank Mullins.
Mrs. Whited was a former resident of Coeburn and Wise before moving to the Abingdon area in 1988. She was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Maggie Ann Campbell and husband, Roy, of Abingdon and Betty Sue Poore and husband, Chester, of Emory; two stepdaughters, Nellie Elkins and husband, Orville, of Coeburn and Dot Graham and husband, John, of Wise; a granddaughter, Teresa Ann Campbell of Lake Helen, Fla.; two grandsons, Scott Lee Poore of Glade Spring and James Roy Campbell of Abingdon; four step-grandchildren, Tim Graham of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tammie Graham of Abingdon and Pam Nixon and Sherry Kilgore, both of Coeburn; two great-grandchildren, Josephine Elaine Poore and Adam Scott Poore, both of Glade Spring; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002, in Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Don Paxton officiating. Interment and graveside committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Those attending the graveside committal service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Monday. Casketbearers will be Cecil Yarber, Scott Poore, James Campbell, Roy Campbell, Chester Poore and John Graham. Flowers will be accepted or those who wish may make memorial donations to Washington County Lifesaving Crew, 237 Park St., Abingdon, VA 24210. The family will receive friends from 4-5:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those wishing to express their sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com. Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Josie Sturgill Whited.
LAUREL BLOOMERY, Tenn. - Mr. Roy Widener, 87, of 164 Roy Widener Road passed away Saturday, May 4, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. He was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Silas and Ella Mae Greer Widener. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence, Claude, Willis and Paul Widener; and by a sister, Janice Widener. He was a farmer and a member of State Line Baptist Church.
Survivors are one sister, Imogene Brooks of Greeneville, Tenn.; two brothers, Wayne and Blaine Widener, both of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2002, from the chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Derl McCloud officiating. Pallbearers will be friends. Interment will follow in Stateline Cemetery. Floral offerings will be accepted or memorials may be made to your favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at email@example.com.
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge.
Johnny B. Worrell
Johnny B. Worrell, 67, died on May 3, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice. He was the son of the late F.M. Worrell and Beulah Denton Worrell. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Worrell Clark; and a brother, Ned Denton Worrell.
He was a native of Bristol,Va., and a retired school teacher from the Greensboro City Schools in Greensboro, N.C.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Walden Worrell; three children, Laura, John and Brett; and a grandson, Brandon.
A memorial service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery Monday, May 6, at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1-2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37620 or to Bristol Cancer Society, 126 Johnson St., Bristol, VA 24201.
Arrangements by Mountain Empire Cremation, Elizabethton.
JOHNSON CITY - Mr. Marion Harold Blankenbeckler, 79, of 2903 Antioch Road, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2002, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Marion H. and Chloe May Blankenbeckler. He was a native of Mountain City, Tenn. He was a retired tool and die maker, having worked throughout the Tri-Cities area. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Sherwood Blankenbeckler and Boyd Blankenbeckler; and one sister, Marie Blankenbeckler Elliott.
Survivors are wife, Frances Gentry Blankenbeckler of the home; daughter, Linda B. Russo of Marion, N.C.; son, Richard H. Blankenbeckler, of Jonesborough, Tenn.; sisters, Ida Wilma "Sue" Henley of Johnson City, Lois Gene Wilson, Bluff City and Frances Collins, Kingman, Ariz.; brother, Loyd Blankenbeckler, Mountain City; granddaughter, Sara Lynne Blankenbeckler of Jonesborough; grandson, Stuart Kaleb Blankenbeckler of Jonesborough; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will be any time in the home of Frances Blankenbeckler, 2903 Antioch Road, Johnson City. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, in Roselawn Cemetery, Johnson City, with Pastor John Hitchew officiating.
Serving the Marion Harold Blankenbeckler family is Snyder's Funeral Home.
Florence W. Cawood
BLUFF CITY - Florence Wilkins Cawood, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday morning, July 1, 2002, at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Cawood; three sons, Donald, Phillip and David Cawood; her parents, Margaret and William Wilkins; three brothers, Bill, Earnest and Joe Wilkins; and a sister, Helen Smithson.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Cleo and Jim Adams, Margaret and Terry Shuemaker, all of Bristol Tennessee, Wanda and Robert Webb of Bluff City, and Pam and Harold Haun of Piney Flats, Tenn.; two sisters, Mildred Duncan of Greeneville, Tenn., and Mary Wood of Bristol Tennessee; one brother, Jack Wilkins of Bristol Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a special niece, Debbie Lindamood of Piney Flats; and a special friend, Arizona Cox of Bluff City.
Mrs. Cawood was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Tuesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Weaver Funeral Home with Reverend J.D. Neeley and Reverend Scott Watson officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednsday at Crumley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Home Hospice nurses from Bristol Regional Medical Center and Dr. Sue Prill and staff.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Paula Elizabeth Crabtree
LEBANON - The funeral service for Paula Elizabeth Crabtree will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with Brother William K. Clay officiating. Burial will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Crabtree, 39, died June 29, 2002, in the Russell County Medical Center.
Combs Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Crabtree.
Robert W. Farmer
SALTVILLE - Mr. Robert Wayne "Bobby" Farmer, 46, died Monday, July 1, 2002, at his home in Saltville. Mr. Farmer was a member of the Heavenly Hope Freewill Baptist Church and had worked for the U.S. Gypsum Co. for 18 years. He was preceded in death by his father, James Robert Farmer.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Deborah Griffey Farmer. Other survivors include: his mother, Frances O. Farmer, Saltville; three brothers, Jim Farmer and wife, Cathy, Graham, N.C., Ricky Farmer and wife, Suzanne, Meadowview and Jacky Farmer and wife Mona, Saltville; six brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gary and Sharon Griffey, Saltville, Carl and Missi Griffey, Saltville, Archie and Sherry Griffey, Saltville, Robin and Bobby Lloyd, Saltville, Julie and Eric Prater, Saltville and Carol Griffey; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Nancy and Archie E. Griffey, Saltville; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2002, in the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Collins and Rev. Charlie Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 till 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home and at the Farmer residence, 104 Pagetown Road, Saltville. Pallbearers will be: Eric Prater, Greg Prater, Ronnie Olinger, Jeff Olinger, Jay Olinger Justin Chapman. Honorary pallbearers will be: Shane Tuell, Cody Griffey and Archie Griffey.
The D.R. Henderson Funeral Home is serving the Farmer family.
James Ellis Fields Sr.
INOLA, Okla. - A memorial service for James Ellis Fields Sr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Austin Fields officiating. Burial with military rites by the Lebanon V.F.W. Post 9864 will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Fields, 67, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, in a Roanoke hospital.
Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the family of Mr. Fields.
Myrtle Virginia Fields
Myrtle Virginia Fields, age 82, of 104 13th St., Bristol, Tenn., passed away June 29, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Fields was a native and lifelong resident of the Bristol area and was the widow of Joe Fields. She was a retired employee of the Bristol Memorial Hospital and was of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include one daughter, Winona Hopson of Bristol, Tenn.; three grandchildren, George Edward Hopson, Lesa Hopson and Noah Hopson III; and four great-grandchildren, Caitlin Greer, Joshua Geer, Tyler Greer and Chris Hopson.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002, in the Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Lee Burnette officiating. There will be no formal visitation held at the funeral home. The family requested in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Fields.
Norman Joseph Goff
Norman Joseph "Joe" Goff, 82, of Bristol Tennessee, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was born in Greenlee, Rockridge County, Va., a son of the late Levi Houston Goff and Naomi Leighton Goff and grew up in Covington, Va. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and retired from the U.S. Air Force as a major in 1964. He then worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 15 years. He had lived in Bristol for the past 30 years and was a member of Westhighlands Church and the V.F.W.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Goff; three sons, Joseph Lee Goff and his wife Barbara of Shreveport, La., Donald Gary Goff and his wife Heidi of Tampa, Fla., and Mark David Goff, also of Tampa; two sisters, Gladys Gaylor of Newport News, Va., and Mildred Rose of Roanoke, Va.; a brother, Houston Goff of Covington; four grandchildren, Angie Parker, Joey Goff, Amy Butler and Jason Goff; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Pastor J. Samuel Rasnake officiating. The committal service and entombment will be at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Heritage Chapel of Memories in Glenwood Cemetery with military rites conducted by the V.F.W. Post 6975 Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Blair, Dennis Lawhun, Wilbur Alsup, Eddie Mann, Wayne Felty and Allen King. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:15 Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements especially for Mr. Goff have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Grant C. Hawkins
Graveside services for Grant C. Hawkins will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Hawkins, age 87, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 30, 2002, in the Select Specialty Hospital.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mattie Pearl Leonard
At the request of Mattie Pearl Leonard, graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002, in the Johnsons Cemetery with Rev. Zane Sutherland officiating.
Mrs. Leonard, age 74, of 143 Link Road, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Leonard.
Maxie Gobble McIntrye
ABINGDON - Maxie Gobble McIntrye, age 101, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at the Grace Healthcare Center.
She was a lifelong resident of Washington County. She was the oldest member of Woodland Baptist Church where she attended for over 60 years. She was the last surviving child of 12 children of the late George W. and Kate Gobble. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irby W. McIntyre; and one grandson, James "Lee" Wertz.
She is survived by two daughters, Maxine M. Singleton of Abingdon and Edith K. Wertz of Bristol Virginia; four grandchildren, Gail Singleton, Glen Edward "Eddie" Rosenbaum, Gary Singleton Sr. and Timothy J. Singleton, all of Abingdon; five great-grandchildren, Gary Allen Singleton Jr., Valerie Singleton, Hillary Singleton, Nathan Singleton and Justin Singleton; and two great-great-grandchildren, Christina and Tyler Singleton.
The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob McCormick officiating.
Burial will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abingdon.
The family will receive friends Tuesday prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Woodland Baptist Church.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mrs. McIntyre.
DAMASCUS - The funeral service for Marie Severt will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002, in the Damascus Church of Christ with Mr. Bill Reece, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Ken Necessary, Matt Trent, Will VanHuss, Jay VanHuss, Chris Sturgill and James McGlamery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 458, Damascus, VA 24236. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Severt, age 81, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie.
Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus is serving the family of Ms. Severt.
John C. Tolbert
Services for John C. Tolbert will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Price officiating. The burial will follow in the Susong Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Tolbert, age 83, of 2006 Windsor Ave., Bristol, Tenn., passed away Sunday, June 30, 2002, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Shirley G. Austin
SALTVILLE - Shirley G. Austin, 67, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, in UVa Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. She was formerly of Bristol, Va., and was the daughter of the late Carl and Anna Walker Gasham. Ms. Austin was a graduate of Virginia High School, Bristol, Va., and Johnston Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. A registered nurse, she practiced nursing in Virginia, Tennessee and Indiana. She was a retired house supervisor at Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Marion. She was a member of Chilhowie United Methodist Church.
Survivors are two sons, Harry W. "Bill" Austin Jr. of Saltville amd Stephen F. Austin of Hickory, N.C.; one sister, Ruth G. Turner of Mankton, Md.; two brothers, C.E. Grasham of Street, Md., and Harry W. Grasham of Hagerstown, Md.; several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren, Leslie A. Austin of Chilhowie, William Todd Austin of Chilhowie and Stacey L. Austin of Saltville; two great-grandchildren, Mariena and Tyler; one daughter-in-law, Lora H. Austin of Saltville; and special friend, Jeffrey Mingus of Hickory, N.C.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Henderson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Neville Mozingo and Rev. Bill Adams officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Rose Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Sheppard, Bob Whisman, Doug Ogle, Johnny Joanna, Edward Asbury and John Hankle. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening prior to the funeral service or at the home any time. D.R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is serving the family.
Ida Mae Ball
RICHLANDS - Mrs. Ida Mae Ball, 92, passed away Monday, May 6, 2002, in a Tazewell hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late James (Jim) and Josie Davis Webb. She attended New Hope Assembly Church at Claypool Hill.
In addition of her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh Ball; one son, Charles James Ball; two daughters, June Horn and Ilene Bostic; two brothers, Charlie Webb and Major Webb; four sisters, Elsie Richardson, Beulah Richardson, Edgar Short and Hettie Wade; one grandson, Randy VanDyke; and one granddaughter, Shelia VanDyke.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ola Gay VanDyke of Doran, Va., and Mrs. Betty Hinkle of Cedar Bluff; three sons, Herby Ball and wife, Joan, of Stokesdale, N.C., Hermas Ball and wife, Anita, of Colfax, N.C., and Raleigh Ball Jr. and wife, Lynn, of Pinehurst, N.C.; three sisters, Margie Ball of Richlands, Ethel Deskins of Cedar Bluff and Jettie Rose of Raven; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002, in Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Claudie Throgmartin, Rev. Max Linkous and Rev. Rick Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Ball Cemetery at Road Ridge, Raven. Pallbearers will be Gary Horn, Michael Horn, Gerald Horn, Scott White, Greg Bostic, Derek Ball, Dewayne Ball and Brian Wright.
The family will receive friends at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is serving the Ball family.
Walter Blaine Bowman
MARION - Walter Blaine Bowman, 67, went to be with the Lord, May 6, 2002, in Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield, W.Va., after a brief illness. Mr. Bowman was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Mudfork, Va. He was employed by Palace Vending of Kingsport at the time of his death. Previously he was employed by VDOT and VACAA of Richmond. Mr. Bowman had served with the Third Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Germany from 1957 to 1963. He was a member of Mudfork Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Frances Nora Boothe Bowman of Marion; two daughters and one son-in-law, Charles and Lynda Barker of Marion, and Brenda McFarlane of Parkersburg, W.Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Carol Bowman of Danville, Va.; two grandchildren, Charlie Blaine Barker of Christiansburg and Codi Bowman of Roanoke; his mother, Geneva Bowman of Mudfork; one sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Nancy James of Canton, Ohio; one brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Dora Bowman of Bluefield, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and numerous friends and co-workers. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 9, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Johnny Elmor and Pastor Tim Carlson officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Bowman family.
Theresa O. Collins
WISE - Theresa O. Collins, 45, passed away Monday, May 6, 2002, in Norton Community Hospital, Norton. She was a member of Midway Church, Coeburn. Surviving are her husband, Rick Collins; two daughters, Cari Leigh Collins Powers of Coeburn and Leslie Erin Collins of Wise; her parents, James and Trula Owens of Coeburn; her paternal grandmother Lorene Owens of Coeburn; three brothers, Jon Owens, Jamie Owens, both of Coeburn, and Mike Owens of Boston; a sister, Pat Baer of Reedsville, N.C.; two grandchildren, Dylan Powers of Coeburn and Jacquelynn Powers of Pound; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kermit Evans officiating. Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. till the time of service. Sturgill Funeral Homes, Coeburn, in charge of arrangements.
Trulah S. Elkins
CLINTWOOD - Funeral services for Trulah S. Elkins will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2002, from Clintwood Funeral Home Chapel with ministers Lynn Vanover and Joe Glenn Sluss officiating. Burial will follow in Phipps Memorial Cemetery, Clintwood. Family and friends will be active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Lurton Lyle and Dr. Navid Monajjem.
Mrs. Elkins, 72, passed away at home Monday, May 6, 2002, after a lengthy illness.
Clintwood Funeral Home is entrusted with the care of Trulah S. Elkins.
Inus Hickam Fletcher
Burial for Mrs. Inus Hickam Fletcher will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va. The family requests those desiring make memorials to State Street United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Drive, Bristol, Va., or to the Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, Va. Condolences may also be sent to the family at email@example.com.
Mrs. Fletcher, 100, of 826 Meadowview Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, May 5, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Akard Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Fletcher.
Albert M. Gilbert
ATKINS - Albert M. Gilbert died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at his residence.
Survivors and funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion.
John Nathan Gregory
HONAKER - Mr. John Nathan Gregory, 104, formerly of Honaker, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home, Duffield, Va.
Arrangements are incomplete. Combs Funeral Service is serving the Gregory family.
Bertha Ann Jackson
Bertha Ann Jackson passed away Monday, May 6, 2002, at National Healthcare Center, Bristol, Va. She was born Nov. 27, 1904, in Russell County, where she resided all her life.
Ms. Jackson was a retired teacher and principal with 45 years of service in Russell County Schools. She served as principal of Elk Garden Elementary for 26 years. She was a past president of Russell County Teachers and a lifetime member of the PTA. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international honorary society of women educators. She was also a member of Russell County Historical Society. She was a longtime member of Dennison United Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday school teacher and pianist for many years.
She was the daughter of William Nathan and Armelda Frances Puckett Jackson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert, Harmon, Ted, Dover and Paul Jackson; one half-brother, Everett Jackson; and one half-sister, Allie Jackson Crosswhite. She is survived by a foster sister, Mabel Jackson Hale of Pearisburg, Va; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 10, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Owens & Farmer Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Robert C. Jackson and Rev. Paul Hite officiating. Interment will follow at Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Dennison United Methodist Church, HC 64, Box 34, Rosedale, Va.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 9, after 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Owens & Farmer Funeral Service, Lebanon.
Maude R. McFarlane
Maude Ramey McFarlane, 87, of 638 Garden Lane, Bristol, Va., died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born in Coeburn, Va., a daughter of the late James H. and Matilda Fuller Ramey, and had lived most of her life in Bristol. She attended Emory & Henry College and the University of Tennessee. Mrs. McFarlane was a member of Central Presbyterian Church and Circle No. 2 of the church, and was a member of the Soroptimist Club. She worked alongside her husband in the family printing business for many years and was a very devoted wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Edgar D. McFarlane; two sons, David E. McFarlane of Bristol, Va., and Philip D. McFarlane and his wife, Pam, of Bristol, Tenn.; a brother, Ernest L. Ramey and his wife, Jean, of Metropolitan Atlanta; two grandchildren, Kelly McFarlane and Dray McFarlane; several nieces and nephews; and four special friends, Hazelle Hubbard, Elizabeth Ham, Kitty Fraley and Mary Robinson.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Mongle; a brother, Joe Ramey; and a daughter-in-law, Phyllis L. McFarlane.
The family will receive friends from 3 until 3:50 Friday afternoon at Central Presbyterian Church. The funeral service will be conducted at 4 o'clock Friday at the church. A private committal service and burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tom Green and the staff of NHC of Bristol and Wellington Place of Colonial Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Central Presbyterian Church or a favorite charity. Arrangements especially for Mrs. McFarlane have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Robert T. Meek Sr.
The committal for Robert T. Meek Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eastern Heights Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975. E-mail condolences may be made to www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association Research Department, Tennessee Affiliate, 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B-216, Nashville, TN 37215.
Mr. Meek, 86, former resident of Hemlock Road, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Sunday, May 5, 2002.
Clintwood Funeral Home is in charge.