Jerry Wayne Selfe
ABINGDON - Committal graveside services for Mr. Jerry Wayne Selfe will be conducted Monday, July 22, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Those attending the service Monday may assemble at the cemetery.
Mr. Selfe, 60, of 337 Morningside Lane died Friday, July 19, 2002, at home after a long illness.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Selfe family.
APPALACHIA - Graveside funeral services for Ruth Shuler will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, with Rev. William Wagner II officiating.
Mrs. Shuler, 75, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at home.
Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton is in charge of arrangements.
Ally Lynn Testerman
Ally Lynn Testerman, age 3, passed away July 20, 2002, in the arms of her parents at Brenner Childrens Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was the daughter of Alan and Robin Bringman Testerman, and had attended Wallace United Methodist Church. Ally was an active fundraiser for CHARGE Syndrome and for the March of Dimes. She served as the 2002 Bristol Ambassador Child for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica.
Surviving besides her parents are: brother, Carson Testerman; paternal grandparents, Delmus L. "Jay" and Betty Sue Testerman of Bristol Virginia; maternal grandparents, Robert and Linda Bringman of Salisbury, N.C.; maternal great-grandparents, Rev. Robert Sr. and Anne Bringman of Orangeburg, S.C.; aunts and uncles, Leon and Carol Rasnake of Bristol Virginia, Randy and Joyce Jones of Erwin, Tenn., Gary and Nancy Barrett of Bristol Virginia, Greg and Debbie Bringman of Bluff City and Juanita Wild of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; and special cousins, Travis Rasnake, Bryan Rasnake, Brenna Jones, Nicole Barrett, Zack Bringman and Morgan Bringman.
She was preceded in death by great-grandmothers Lilie Belle Cullop and Ruth Peele.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 23, 2002, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Sarver officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Travis and Bryan Rasnake, Randy Jones and Greg Bringman. Honorary pallbearers include: Ken Fletcher, Dr. Gerry Boccarossa, Billy Mason, Jamie Rock, Willie Felty, Tim Fisher and Dean Denton. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the following: Dr. Gerry Boccarossa and staff at Sapling Grove Pediatrics, Dr. Alan Gorrell, Dr. Michael Schecter, Dr. Bruce Rubin, Dr. Ceasar Santos, Teresa Brothererton, RN, Crystal Robins, LPN, Dona Heiman, Patty Thomas, Jan Edwards, Natalie Huffard, Kathi Roark, Ann Vaught, Ken Fletcher, Leg-Up Riding Center, Cindy Timp, nurses at Brenner Childrens Hospital, Central Coal and the Nicewonder Group, Carol Rasnake, Beth Keene, Rita Henderson, Kim Lanahm, Medex Lab at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Kelley Rock and all others who touched life in some way. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alice L. Vermillion
MEADOWVIEW - The funeral service for Mrs. Alice Louellen Vermillion will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bill Rowe officiating.
Burial will follow in Mountain View Baptist Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m.
Friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Vermillion, 80, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Cambridge House in Bristol.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the family of Mrs. Vermillion.
Jesse E. Walker
Jesse E. Walker, 79, of Bristol Virginia, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gary, W.Va., a son of the late Jesse and Maude M. Walker, and had lived in Bristol since 1948. He was a graduate of Gary High School and the National Business College of Roanoke. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and World War II and was the recipient of the American Theater Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal and a World War II Victory Medal.
He was associated with Monroe Calculating Machine Company from 1948 until 1968, and retired as a corporate executive with Huff-Cook/Settlers Life Insurance Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the B.P.O. Elks. He established the Jesse Walker Foundation for the support of local charities and was an honoree of the Harmon-Walker Scholarship established by Settlers Life at Emory & Henry College.
He is survived by a son, Robert E. Walker and his wife Mary Clayton of Abingdon; one sister, Louise Underwood of Tavares, Fla.; one brother, Jerrel Walker of Radford, Va.; two grandchildren, Clay Walker and Jessica Walker; several nieces and nephews; and his longtime companion, Judy Simcox.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Booth of Bristol; and three brothers, Donald Walker of Bristol, Claude Walker of Waynesville, N.C., and James Walker of Morristown.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening in the chapel of Blevins Funeral Home with Dr. David Stancil officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to a favorite charity of the donor. Arrangements especially for Mr. Walker have been made throughBlevins Funeral Home.
Private services for Charlie West were held Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Glenwood Mausoleum Chapel.
Survivors include: Crystal Fleenor West, his wife of 64 years; eight children; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Special thank you to Dr. Michael Baron, Dr. Doug Green, Dr. John Kellog, Dr. Scott Brown and Dr. Kelley Houck, Wellmont Medical Center; Dr. Thomas Daniel, Dr. Paul Read at the University of Virginia Medical Center; and his friends for many years. In lieu of flowers, he requested donations be sent to: Lime Hill Baptist Church c/o Polly Alexander, Treasurer, 405 Shelby Lane, Bristol, TN 37620.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert William Willis
Robert William Willis, 74, of Bristol Tennessee, passed away at Greystone Health Care Center on Sunday, July 21, 2002.
Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home are incomplete.
Samuel Alex Boyd
Mr. Samuel Alex Boyd, 53, died Friday, July 26, 2002, in Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol Tennessee.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge.
HONAKER - Mr. Delmer Breedlove, 82, passed away Friday, July 26, 2002, in a Richlands hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Honaker Funeral Home, Honaker.
DANTE - Funeral services for Ethel Bryant will be conducted in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, Saturday, July 27, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Rev. John McCarroll officiating. Interment will be in Bozier Cemetery, Dickenson County. Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Condolences may be sent to the Bryant family via e-mail.
Mrs. Bryant, 85, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at home.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Lou Buttry
DANTE - Mary Lou Mallonee Buttry, 89, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 26, 2002, at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield, Va.
She was born in De Leon, Texas, a daughter of the late James Benton and Sarah Christian Mallonee. She was a member of First Assemby of God in Dante.
She is survived by her husband, Jerald F. Buttry; two daughters, Paula Jean Halloway and husband, Freddie, and Sheila K. Burkett, all of Dante; four grandchildren, Jeff Halloway, Andrea Halloway, Angie Addington and Jill Burkett; one great-grandchild, Danielle "Dani" Burkett; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2002, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with the Rev. Mickey Sexton and Evangelist Ernie Addington officiating. Entombment will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be Jeff Halloway, Jerry Estep, Doug Fleenor, Adam Culbertson, Jerry Coleman, Wayne Amburgey, Chad Amburgey and Lloyd Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Penland, James T. Cline, Charlie Hileman and Warren Dishman.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Saturday, July 27, 2002. Condolences may be sent to the Buttry family via e-mail. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nora G. Gillespie
KINGSPORT - Nora Guy Gillespie of 2417 Idle Hour Road was released from suffering July 26, 2002, at her home after a lingering illness.
She was born Jan. 4, 1919, in Scott County to W.T. and Eva Cordelia Guy.
Before moving to Kingsport at the age of 15, she completed Riverview School in Scott County. As an adult, she received her G.E.D.
She had been a member of Vermont United Methodist Church since the age of 17 till her death. She was a former Sunday school teacher of children and adults. She was a life service member of the United Methodist Women, former choir member and former member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Gillespie was employed by several downtown Kingsport stores as a sales clerk during the time of her children completing elementary and high school. She also took in ironing and cleaned houses for other people; then for 13 years, she took care of her mother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bovard Gillespie in 1969; her son, Danny Gillespie in 1945; one sister, Pearl Guy McNutt; five brothers, Elmer, Jesse, Bill, Bordie and Howard Guy; four sisters-in-law, Florence Guy, Ann Guy, Ruby Guy and Hazel Grace; and four brothers-in-law, Thurman McNutt, R.J. Clark, Goodell Gillespie and Harvey Grace.
She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Gillespie of the home; sons and daughter-in-law, Billy Gillespie of Kingsport and Gordon and Jill Gillespie of McComb, Ohio; granddaughter Megan Gillespie of McComb; grandson Eric Gillespie of McComb; her sister, Lakie Guy Clark of York, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Adaline Guy of Athens, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Alice Guy of Johnson City and Margaret Gillespie of Rogersville, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Vermont United Methodist Church.
Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the church with Rev. Mack Turner and Rev. Homer Roller officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eric McClellan, Denver King, Phil Elam, Bill Salyer, Wendell Smith, Chris Jones, Ken Breeding Jr., David Salyer, Carl Bacon, Jimdixon and Lowell Harris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Mays, J.D. Bacon, Claude Mason, Gilbert McNutt, Jim Byrd, Earl Andis, Harrison Ketron and Bill Botts.
Memorials may be made to Vermont United Methodist Church Upkeep Fund, 1817 Bloomingdale Road, Kin gsport, TN 37660 or to a chruch or charity of one's choice.
RURAL RETREAT - James "Frank" Grandstaff, 66, died Friday, July 26, 2002, at home. He is survived by his wife, Donna Totten Grandstaff of Rural Retreat; five daughters, Missy Sullins, Sharon Grandstaff, Julie Grandstaff and Ashton Grandstaff, all of Rural Retreat, and Dawn Miller of Chilhowie; one son, Matt Grandstaff of Rural Retreat; his mother, Annie M. Grandstaff of Edinburg, Va.; two sisters, Barbara Bowman of Edinburg and Frances Walker of Stanardsville, Va.; three brothers, Robert Grandstaff of Basye, Va., William Grandstaff and Kenneth Grandstaff, both of Edinburg; seven grandchildren, Anita Sullins, Amanda Sullins, Savannah Miller, Gracie Billings, Jordan Huffman, Devin Huffman and Channing Miller; his mother-in-law, Virginia W. Totten of Atkins; two brothers-in-law, Pete Totten of Manassas and Rev. Mark Totten of Marion; and two sisters-in-law, Annette Adkins of Wise and Saundra Landes of Manassas. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 28, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Sage and Rev. Mark Totten officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Gardens in Atkins, where military rites will be conducted by Marion VFW Post 4667. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Grandstaff family.
Goldie Y. Gray
HARMAN, Va. - Goldie Yates Gray, 74, of the Deel Fork section passed away Friday, July 26, 2002, in Pikeville Methodist Hospital in Pikeville, Ky. Born in Buchanan County, Jan. 12, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Auty Carl Yates and Carrie Fuller Yates. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and a member of New Zion Big Rock Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lee I. Looney; and her second husband, George Gray.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy J. Potter of Harman and Connie Hurley and husband, Tony, of Grundy; one son, Jeffery Lee Looney of Grundy; one brother, Ralph Yates of Grundy; one granddaughter, Mrs. Buddy (Donna) Ratliff; four grandsons, Jerry Potter, Shane Potter, Derek Hurley and Justin Hurley; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor Leigh Ratliff and Mariah Renee Potter.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 28, 2002, at 4 p.m. at Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel, Grundy, with Rev. Danny Hess, Evangelist Michael Trent and Rev. Donnie Prater. Burial will follow in MountainValley Memorial Park at Big Rock.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
The body will be left at the funeral home where friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday evening with services at 7 p.m.
The family of Goldie Yates Gray is being served by Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy.
Stewart B. Holbrook
WISE - Stewart Banner "Tony" Holbrook, 68, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, Ind.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion of Martinsville and Mooresville, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Edith Carpenter Holbrook; and a brother, Gary Holbrook.
Surviving are one daughter, April Holbrook of Martinsville, Ind.; one grandson, Tyler Michael Holbrook of Martinsville, Ind.; a spcial friend, Shriley Painter of Martinsville; two sisters, Loretta Monroe of Jenkins, Ky., and Pauletta Dowden of Tampa; and two brothers, Bobby Darrell Holbrook of Mooresville and Wayne Holbrook of Wise.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel, Wise, with Rev. Ralph McFarland officiating. Burial will follow in Wise Cemetery, Wise, with graveside military rites being conducted by Pound VFW Post 9600 and Jenkins American Legion 66. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise.
Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, is in charge of arrangements.
Terry Lee Horn
BLUFF CITY - Terry Lee Horn, 52, of 1809 Pleasant Grove Road died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
He was a native of Paige, Va., and had lived in Bluff City for the past 10 years.
He was a son of Virginia Hebert of Bluff City and the late Lee Hubbard Horn.
Mr. Horn was the fixed operations director for Chaparral Pontiac, Buick, GMC, Johnson City.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and of the Assembly of God faith.
Survivors, in addition to his mother include his wife, Vivia G. Horn; three daughters, Jessica N. Horn, 24, of Greenville, S.C., Veronica G. Jones, 19, of Bluff City and Renee L. Bond, 30, of Tazewell; one sister, Neda Jane Charles of Bluff City; his stepfather, Leo Hebert of Bluff City; three grandchildren, Victoria Bond, 8, Hunter Bond, 5, and Gaibriel Thomas, 3, all of Tazewell; and several nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from Morris-Baker South Chapel. Chaplain Ed Jefferies will officiate. Burial will follow in Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Serving as active pallbearers will be Jack Bowman, Larry Charles, Bill Berkley, Freddy Gonzalez, Mike Blevins and Michael Deskins. Fellow employees of Chaparral Pontiac, GMC, Buick will serve as honorary pallbearers. For those who prefer, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Mountain States Health Foundation, c/o Cancer Treatment Center, in memory of Terry Horn, 1021 W. Oakland Ave., Suite 103, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the Horn family via www.morrisbakercom. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City.
Eldridge B. Hutton
ABINGDON - Graveside services for Eldridge B. Hutton will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2002, in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Con W. Henley officiating. Active pallbearers will be Tony Helton, Fred Helton, Mike Hale and Harry Parris. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.campbellfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Hutton, 68, a resident of 16226 Vicerroy Drive, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Campbell Funeral Home, Abingdon, is in charge of arrangements.
The funeral service for Petty Officer 1st Class Tim Hutton will be conducted at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the Heritage Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery with military funeral rites. Pallbearers will be Jeff Buchanan, Michael Greer, Tim Grizzle, Tommy Sutherland, Ian Sutherland and Eric Combs. Honorary pallbearers will include Richard Gordon, Paul Fleenor Jr., John Turner, John Meyer, Terry Gillenwater, Mike Smith, Tom Murray, Tommy Willard and Joe Kerr.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 o'clock Saturday evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. E-mail condolences and memories may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
Petty Officer 1st Class Hutton, 41, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Hutton have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.
Jane S. Jones
HONAKER - Mrs. Jane Ann Smith Jones, 74, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2002, in Lebanon. Born March 9, 1928, in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Arvel Lufus Smith Sr. and Nettie Gilmer Smith. She was a member of Honaker Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of the Russell County area.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Jones; and two brothers, Earl Smith and Arvel Smith Jr.
Survivors include two sons, Henry McDonald "Mac" Jones Jr. of Johnson City and Larry Gilmer Jones of Raven.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at West Hill Cemetery at Lebnaon with Rev. Mike Ward officiating. Interment will follow at West Hill Cemetery.
Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.
There will be a procession leaving from Honaker Funeral Home at 1:20 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 E. Church Ave., Roanoke, VA 24011 or 1 (800) 227-2345.
Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James L. Martin
ELK GARDEN, Va. - Private graveside services for Mr. James Larry "Slimp" Martin will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clark Cemetery on Big A Mountain near Honaker with Rev. Chris Musick. Interment will follow in the Clark Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Palmer "Pete" Martin, Andrew Martin, Jason Sandzimier, Churck Hughes, Jeff Gumpbert and Gary Statzer.
Mr. Martin, 56, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2002, in a Lebanon hospital.
Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.