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Nita Jo Poe, 74 
KINGSPORT - Nita Jo Poe, 74, of 536 E. Fleetwood Court, passed away Thursday (August 1, 2002) at the Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Poe was a native of East Stone Gap, Virginia and was a member of the East Stone Gap First Baptist Church. She resided in Newport News, Virginia for 26 years and has lived in this area for the past three years. She attended the First United methodist Church of Church Hill and was a retired sales person for Montgomery Ward.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry K. and Gertrude Irene Hensley Baker, brother, Paul H. Baker, sisters, Mary Baker Powers and Cora Baker Mullins.
She is survived by her husband, Paul "Gabby" Poe, Kingsport; one brother, Edward S. Baker, Newport News, Virginia; two sisters, Madge Baker Nickey, Hanover, Pennsylvania; Julie Baker "Dody" Sinclair, Edgewater, Maryland; several nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Church Hill.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Victor Wallace officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Mullins, Jack Mullins, Don Francisco, Mike Poe, Bill Britton and Mark Arnold.

 A. C. "Carl" Minor, 79 
CHURCH HILL - A. C. "Carl" Minor, 79, of 1256 Burlington Street, passed away Thursday (August 1, 2002) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Minor was a native of Hancock County but had spent most of his adult life in Hawkins County. He was a member of West Ridge Presbyterian Church and was a retired electrician with Tennessee Eastman Company with 25 years service. He owned and operated Minor's Mobile Home Park. Mr. Minor was a member of Clay Masonic Lodge # 386, the Knoxville Consistory of Scottish Rite Masons and Kerbella Shrine Temple. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Charlotte Minor, his father, Hagan Minor, his mother and step father, Ezra and Betty Hurd Minor Willis, brothers, Glen Minor and Eugene Willis, sisters, Evelyn Lawson and Geneva Hurd, daughter-in-law, Judy Minor.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Athalea Mauk Minor, Church Hill; two sons and daughter-in-law, Wayne Minor, Gray; Gary and Donna Minor, Church Hill; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Gene Gray, Rogersville; Anita and Gordon Horne, Surgoinsville; grandchildren, Brian Gray, Angela Couch, Shena and Lance Stapleton, Kelley and Sarah Minor, Robin Bragg, Lisa Bear and Joel Brassfield; great grandchildren, Austin, Miranda, Matthew, Alaxandria, Emiley and Tanner; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Nancy Willis, Rogersville; one sister, Virginia Winstead, Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted Sunday at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Sims officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Church Hill Memory Gardens.

Shirley Roberts Armstrong, 67 
CHURCH HILL - Shirley Roberts Armstrong, 67, of 115 Armstrong Circle, passed away Friday (August 2, 2002) at Indian Path Hospital and Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Armstrong was a native of Kingsport and had spent her life in Kingsport and Church Hill. She was a member of Calvery Baptist Church and was a retired nurse with the Church Hill Health Department. Shirley worked for several years as a beautician with Lloyds Beauty Center in Kingsport.
She was preceded in death by her parents, T. M. and Verna Ramsey Roberts.
She is survived by her husband, Mack R. Armstrong, Sr., Church Hill; one son, Mack R. Armstrong, Jr., Church Hill.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. W. Frank Crawford, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Springs Cemetery.
Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Armstrong family. 

Clarice D. Larkin, 83 
CHURCH HILL - Clarice D. Larkin, 83, passed away Friday (September 27, 2002) at the Church Hill Health Care Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Larkin was a native of Scott County, Virginia but had spent most of her adult life in Church Hill. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Church Hill and was a 50 year member and past Worthy Matron of Fairview Chapter # 80 Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Rebecca Lodge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Worley Larkin, she was the last surviving child of her parents, Robert and Ida Bell Moore Davis, four sisters, Ethel Ford, Bessie Haynes, Mary Alice Bellamy and Elsie Jaynes, son-in-law, John A. Larkin.
She is survived by one son and Daughter-in-law, Eddie and Carolyn Larkin, Church Hill; one daughter, Peggy Larkin, Church Hill; three grandchildren, Melissa Larkin, Greg Larkin and wife Samantha, and Amy Crain, one great grand daughter, Jessica Larkin. A special thanks to the staff of Church Hill Health Care Center and third floor staff at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of her son, Eddie Larkin, 114 Hawkins Street, Church Hill.
Services will be conducted Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bud Beverly and the Rev. James Byford officiating. An Eastern Star Memorial Service conducted by Fairview Chapter # 80 will follow the funeral service.
Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to Mount Plesant Baptist Church, First Free Will Baptist Church of Church Hill or the Church Hill Rescue Squad.
Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Larkin family.

Eldridge M. Ladd, 89 
Mr. Eldridge M. Ladd, age 89 of 415 West Main st., Church Hill passed away Thursday, April 3, 2003 at the Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Ladd was a life long resident of Hawkins County ( Church Hill ) and retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company in 1976 with 32 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was of the Christian faith.
He is peceded in death by his parents, James & Lula Mann Ladd. 6 sisters, Elizabeth Ladd, Molly Gibbons, Elsie Grimm, Virgie Christian, Josephene Christian, Cleta Poe. 9 brothers, Dan Ladd, Clint Ladd, Gale Ladd,Ben Ladd, Carson Ladd , Wylie Ladd, S.P. Ladd, John Ladd,one infant brother.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Edith Frazier Ladd of the home, Three sons, Marvin Ladd and wife Doris of Kingsport, Russell Ladd and wife Geneva of Jonesboro and Alan Ladd of the home. 4 Grandsons, Randy Ladd of Nashville, Mitchell Ladd of Knoxville, James Ladd of Kingsport, Andrew Ladd of Kingsport. 2 step-granddaughters, Tammy Clark of Elizabethton and Sherry Hinkle of Jonesboro. 4 step-great grandsons, Josh & Michael Clark of Elizabethton, and Dusty & Stevie Hinkle of Jonesboro. 5 Nieces, Ruby Collier, Mogalene Frazier, Jeraldene Davis, Reba Mottern and Linda Bowlin. 3 nephews. Lack Ladd, Charles Ladd and David Ladd.
Calling hours are from 5:00 to 7:30 pm Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the rersidence.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:30 pm Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Gerhardt and Rev. Edd Anderson Officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted 1:30 pm Sunday at the Church Hill Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be, Randy Ladd, James Ladd, Mitchell Ladd, Andrew Ladd, Jack Ladd and Charles Ladd.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dillard Flannary, Coy Kilbourne, George Seavers, Steven Frazier and Si Frazier.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be sent to the First Baptist Church of Church Hill Building Fund.
Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Ladd family. 

Donald Otis Henry, 67 
CHURCH HILL - Donald Otis Henry, 67, of 140 Lyons Road, passed away Thursday (April 3, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Henry was a life long resident of Hawkins County and was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired employee of Holston Builders where he was shipping supervisor. He was a veteran of the US Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaither A. and Neomi Christian Henry, sister, Shirley Anderson and brother Jimmy Henry, nieces, Bobbi Smith and Kimberly Williams.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Donald Lee and Pat Henry, Church Hill; two brothers, Gaither A. Henry, Jr., Kingsport; Randall Keith Henry, Surgoinsville; three sisters, Madeline Morelock, Kingsport; Barbara Williams, Rogersville, and Sharron "Tudy" Henry, Surgoinsville; special little buddy, Jamie Parsons; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted Friday at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bob Milton and Rev. Jessee Hartgrove officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Valley View Cemetery.
Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Henry family.

Michael Keith Long, 55 
CHURCH HILL - Michael Keith Long, 55, of 156 Simpson Road, passed away Tuesday (April 1, 2003) at Wexford House after a short battle with cancer.
Mr. Long was a life long resident of Church Hill and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill. He was employed by American Plant Maintience as a millwright supervisor. He was a veteran of the US Navy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hobert Long, maternal grandparents, Fayett & Nellie Fletcher and paternal grandparents, Ransy and Elizabeth Long.
He is survived by one daughter, Pamela Susan Long, Kingsport; one son, Michael Keith Long, Jr., Johnson City; his mother, Vivian Long, Church Hill; mother of his children, Donna Long, Kingsport; special friend, Beverly Strickland, Stanton, TN.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the home of his mother, Vivian Long, 202 Jefferson Avenue, Church Hill.
Services will be conducted Thursday at 8 P. M. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Andy Sensabaugh and Dr. Rocky Churchwell officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Long family.

Onnie S. Nunley, 79 
CHURCH HILL - Onnie S. Nunley, 79, of 414 S. Central Avenune, passed away Saturday, (March 29, 2003) at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Nunley was a native of Greene County but had spent most of his adult life in Church Hill. He was a faithful member of McPheeters Bend Baptist Church for over 50 years. He served as deacon, chairman of the deacons, teacher and represented his church on the Executive Board of the Holston Valley Baptist Association. He was a member and Past Master of Clay Masonic Lodge # 386 F & AM, he was Past High Priest of Church Hill Chapter # 238, Royal Arch Masons, a member of the Knoxville Consistory of Scottish Rite Masons, and Past Worthy Patron of Fairview Chapter # 80, Order Of Eastern Star. He was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman with 42 years service and was a veteran of the US Army serving in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. W. T. & Effie Salyer Nunley, two brothers, Howard Nunley and Bill Nunley, one sister, Leona Parkerson.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Johnston Nunley, Church Hill; three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Jane and Darryl Castle, Church Hill; Anna Ruth and Benny Francisco, Church Hill; Amy R. and Rev. Patrick Hood, Smyrna, TN; one son and daughter-in-law, LaVern & Patsy Nunley, Church Hill; eight grandchildren, Ashely Zehr, Stacy Nunley, Michael Housewright, Amanda Norris, Seth Hood, Zachary Hood, Justin Castle and Rebecca Rebbert; two great grandchildren, Elijah Zehr and Macklin Zehr; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert L. & Juanita Nunley, Columbus, Ohio; Willis P. & Midge Nunley, Kingsport; Samuel R. and Brenda Nunley, Church Hill; one sister, Margaret Reece, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Nola Carmack and husband, Walt; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted Monday at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Patrick Hood, Dr. Larry Parrott and the Rev. Mark Roberts officiating.
Graveside services with Masonic Rites conducted by Clay Masonic Lodge # 386 will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to McPheeters Bend Baptist Church.
Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Nunley family.

Ralph Hicks, 86 
CHURCH HILL, TN.
RALPH EMERSON HICKS, AGE 86, OF CARTERS VALLEY RD., CHURCH HILL PASSED AWAY FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2003 AT HIS HOME FOLLWOING AN EXTENDED ILLNESS.
MR. HICKS WAS A LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF HAWKINS COUNTY, AND WAS A FARMER AND A RETIRED CARPENTER.MR. HICKS WAS A VETERAN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY HAVING SERVED IN EUROPE DURING WORLD WAR II.
HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, ROBERT HOFFMAN & ORTELIA SMITH HICKS, BROTHERS, RUSSELL HICKS, JAMES HICKS. SISTER, ELLA MAE HICKS.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE ONE SISTER, MARY HICKS OF THE HOME. TWO NIECES, BARBARA MAHONEY AND HUSBAND RUSSELL MAHONEY, CATHY HICKS, ONE NEPHEW, THOMAS HICKS, ONE GREAT NEPHEW, DAVID PARKER AND ONE GREAT NIECE, TERI HAMMONDS ALL OF CHURCH HILL.
CALLING HOURS ARE FROM 5:00 TO 7:00 PM SATURDAY AT THE JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME AND ANYTIME AT THE RESIDENCE.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED 7:00 PM SATURDAY AT THE JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL WITH REV. CALVIN TABOR OFFICIATING.
GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED 2:00 PM SUNDAY AT THE COOPER CEMETERY.
PALLBEARERS WILL BE, JOHNNY ADAMS, DAVID STACY, PAUL FRANCISCO, DAVID PARKER, THOMAS HICKS AND RUSSELL MAHONEY.
JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME OF CHURCH HILL IS SERVING THE HICKS FAMILY.

Glen M. Day, 67 
CHURCH HILL - Glen Milford Day, 67, of 830 Goshen Valley Road, passed away Thursday (March 14, 2003) at Lee Regional Hospital in Pennington Gap, Virginia follow an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Day was a native of Lee County, Virginia but had spent most of his adult life in Hawkins County. He was a member of Indian Ridge Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Steadman Construction.
He is preceded in death by one son, James Day, granddaughter, Mandy Noel Bailey, his parents, Melvin and Goldie McFarland Day, brother, James Walter Day and sister, Dorothy Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Christian Day, Church Hill, two sons and daughter-in-law, Glen Gerald Day, and Jerry and Bridgett Day, all of Surgoinsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Opal Amanda & Roger Carpenter, Church Hill; three grandchildren, Jessica Day, Dustin Day and Miranda Carpenter; one brother, Jack Garnie Day, Maryland; three sisters, Alpha Omega Larkins, Maryland; Shirley Ann Bentley, White Pine; and Jo Alice Richards, Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted Sunday at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Grimes officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Goshen Valley Cemetery.
Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Day Family 

Ray W. Hutson, 76 
CHURCH HILL - Ray W. Hutson, 76, of Broyles Avenue, passed away Tuesday (March 11, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Hutson was a native of Scott County, Virginia but had spent most of his adult life in Church Hill. He was a member of Phipps Bend Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Quebecor World.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Nannie Arnold Hutson.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Manis Hutson, Church Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Marty Scism, Church Hill; one grandson, Ethan Scism, Church Hill; one brother, Clinton Hutson, Surgoinsville; three sisters, Mary Arnold, Bertie Arnold and Sally McDowell, all of Church Hill; special friend, Johnny Taylor.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.
Services will be conducted Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Adams and the Rev. George Winegar officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Rick Arnold, Carl Arnold, Jr., Gerald Charles, Roger Howard, Carl McPeek and Jon Summey.
Honorary bearers will be Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Phipps Bend Free Will Baptist Church.
The family request those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Building Fund of Phipps Bend Free Will Baptist Church, C/O Carl McPeek, 158 Regency Drive, Rogersville, TN 37857.
Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Hutson Family. 

Margaret Ringley Brown, 62 
CHURCH HILL, TN.
MARGARET RINGLEY BROWN, AGE 62, OF 1020 OLD UNION RD., CHURCH HILL PASSED AWAY SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2003 AT THE WELLMONT HOLSTON VALLEY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER FOLLOWING A BRIEF ILLNESS.
MARGARET WAS A NATIVE OF HAWKINS COUNTY AND WAS A RETIRED EMPLOYEE OF THE QUEBECOR COMPANY WITH 32 YEARS OF SERVICE. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES, WOMEN OF THE KINGSPORT MOOSE LODGE AND LADIES AUXILLARY OF THE KINGSPORT V.F.W.
SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER MOTHER, EDITH RINGLEY.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE TWO SONS AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAWS, RICKY ALLAN & JUDY EIDSON OF CHURCH HILL, AND TROY EUGENE & SHERRY EIDSON OF CHURCH HILL. DAUGHTER, DONNA JO EIDSON ANDERSON OF KINGSPORT, AND DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW, ALISHA ( NIKI) & PAUL ROBINSON OF CHURCH HILL. GRANDCHILDREN, RICKY EIDSON, JR., COREY EIDSON, KELLY EIDSON, DESTINY ANDERSON AND EVAN ROBINSON. BROTHER, DONNIE RINGLEY OF KINGSPORT, SISTERS, BEATRICE WILLIS OF KINGSPORT, BOBBIE McNUTT AND HUSBAND RICHARD McNUTT OF CHURCH HILL, DEBBIE CASE OF SURGOINSVILLE, RHONDA RINGLEY OF ROGERSVILLE AND JOETTA GONCE AND HUSBAND, EDDIE GONCE OF CHURCH HILL. SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS AND SPECIAL FRIEND, JIMMY DON SWATSELL.
CALLING HOURS ARE FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM TUESDAY AT THE JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME AND ANYTIME AT THE RESIDENCE.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED 8:00 PM TUESDAY AT THE JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL WITH REV. JIM ADCOX AND REV. GREG COLLINS OFFICIATING.
GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED 11:00 AM WEDNESDAY AT THE CHURCH HILL MEMORY GARDENS.
PALLBEARERS WILL BE, JOHNNY BLIZZARD, CLARK CHRISTIAN, NICKOLAS, WINKLE, DAVID STARNES, SHAWN ARNOLD AND STEVE CRAWFORD.
JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME OF CHURCH HILL IS SERVING THE BROWN FAMILY.

Vestie Leona Cradic, 83
SURGOINSVILLE - Vestie Leona Cradic, 83, of 2025 Longs Bend Road, passed away Thursday (June 5, 2003) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Cradic was a life long resident of Hawkins County and was a member of the Mount Carmel Fellowship Chapel Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Floyd Cradic, one son, Albert Cradic, her parents, Samuel & Jane McDavid Cradic, several bothers and two sisters.
She is survived by eight sons, Carl William Cradic, Church Hill; James Floyd Cradic, Bill Andrew Cradic, Donnie Cradic, Ernest Lee Cradic, Willie Lester Cradic and Larry Gene Cradic, all of Surgoinsville; Lloyd Cradic, Kingsport; one daughter, Bobbie Jane Calton, Surgoinsville; ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The body will be taken to the residence, Saturday where the family will receive friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p. m. at Elm Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. Pat Hammond, Rev. Ted Riner and Rev. Harold Hawkins officiating, burial will follow in Elm Springs Cemetery.
Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Cradic family.


 

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