Miscellaneous Johnson County, Tennessee Obituaries

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WILLIE EDWARD MILLER
Willie Edward Miller I, 82, 2375 Pleasant Valley Road, Mountain City, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2000 at his residence. He was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Andrew J. and Bertie Ellen Campbell Miller. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph M. Miller, and a sister, Stella M. Woods. He was a member of the Liberty Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Pauline Richardson Miller, Mountain City, Tennessee; one son, Willie Edward Miller II, Elizabethton, Tennessee; three daughters, Janice Manila Miller Ringwald, Mountain City, Tennessee; Reta Nioma Miller Harmon, Banner Elk, North Carolina; Tammy Julydean Miller Johnson, Lenoir, North Carolina; five brothers, Frank Miller, Elizabethton, Tennessee; L.D. Miller, J.P. Miller, Bill Miller and Darrell Miller, all of Butler, Tennessee; one sister, Shirley Miller, Johnson City, Tennessee; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 22, 2000 at 8 p.m. from the Liberty Christian Church with Jim Hutchinson officiating. Pallbearers were Deacons and Elders of the Liberty Christian Church. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Richardson Cemetery, Buck Mountain, North Carolina. Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

RUTH W. REEDY
Ruth W. Reedy, 49, Damascus, Virginia, died Monday, May 15, 2000 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Edward Brancen and Maggie Elizabeth Blevins Wyatt. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post 9830 and the First Baptist Church in Damascus, Virginia.  Survivors include her husband, Harley L. Reedy, Damascus, Virginia; two sons, Edward Lee Reedy and Thomas Abraham Reedy, both of Damascus, Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. Norman (Dolores) Gentry, Shady Valley, Tennessee; Linda Sue Rouse, Vinton, Virginia; one brother, Zane Barr, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Griffin, Jr. officiating. Committal services and interment were conducted Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 10 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus, Virginia. Memorials may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 458, Damascus, Virginia 24236. Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus, Virginia was in charge of arrangements. 

LEWIS F. GENTRY
Lewis F. Gentry, 101, Spotsylvania County died Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was born in Shady Valley, Tennessee and was a self-employed farmer. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Ellsworth Carr Gentry; three daughters, Velma Silver, Stafford County; Eileen Luck and Sadie Dye, both of Spotsylvania; five sons, Horace Gentry, Lewis Gentry, Jr., Walter Gentry, Charles Gentry and Albert Gentry, all of Spotsylvania; two brothers, Miles Gentry, Spotsylvania and S.T. Gentry, Shady Valley; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Spotsylvania Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Sylvia and Rev. Luther Nessbaum officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens. This obituary is a courtesy of the Henson Funeral Home.

ISABELLA A. CHANDLER PROFFITT
Isabella A. Chandler Proffitt, 77, Wilmington, Delaware, died at her residence on Sunday, April 23, 2000. She was the wife of Alvin F. Proffitt, with whom she shared 35 years of marriage. She was a lifelong resident of the Hockessin, Delaware area, a daughter of the late Thomas Chandler and Isabella Derrickson Chandler. She was a machine Operator, evaporator operator, and dolly operator at the NVF Company in Hockessin, Delaware, retiring in 1984 after 40 years of service. She was a member of Hockessin United Methodist Church, Hockessin Fire Company-Ladies Auxiliary, Ladies of the VFW in Hockessin, Delaware, The Eastern Star and Rebecca of the Odd Fellows.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Kuzo & Gofus Funeral Home, Ltd., State and Meredith Sts., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery, North Union Street, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140.

SCOTT HENSLEY
Scott Hensley, 85, 1730 Garrett Hill Road, Greeneville, Tennessee, died Saturday, May 20, 2000 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Church of God and a member of Johnson County Senior Citizen Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Pauline Hensley, one son and daughter-in-law, Donald Hensley and Linda Hensley Maupin, a grandson, Russell Hensley and a half-brother, Donald Shelton. He was a Christian man who was a loving husband and father. He was affectionately known to his family as Granddaddy “Scott.” He was a sportsman who liked to hunt and fish. His life was enriched by his special friend and neighbor, Joe Collier.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Kiser Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Collins and Rev. Larrie Pike officiating. Interment followed in the Greenlawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers were nephews and friends. Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. This obituary is a courtesy of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home.

CLEO M. CALLAHAN
Cleo M. Callahan, 80, 1550 Hwy 133, Shady Valley, passed away at her residence Sunday, May 14, 2000 She was a native of Johnson County, a daughter of the late Willis and Hattie Blevins McQueen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. “Pat” Callahan, who died in 1969, also by a sister, Walsa Eller. She was a former employee of Blue Ridge Shoe Company, president of the Shady Valley Home Demonstration Club and a member of the Shady Valley Church of Christ. Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Callahan Honaker, Shady Valley, Tennessee; two brothers, Raleigh McQueen, Atlanta, Georgia; Reford McQueen, Shady Valley, Tennessee; two sisters, Lois Walker, Shady Valley, Tennessee; Okie Greer, Johnson City, Tennessee; two grandsons, Aaron Honaker and Joshua Honaker, both of the home; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. from the Shady Valley Church of Christ with James A. Sherman and Dr. Tom Peek officiating. Graveside services were conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. from the McQueen Cemetery, Shady Valley. Pallbearers were Tony Barry, David Walker, Randy McQueen, Richard Blevins, Randy Hutchinson, Doug Roark, Jack Blevins, Olan Bentley and Doug Walker. Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

SAMUEL SLEMP
Samuel (Tine) Slemp, 93, 412 Arnold road, Jonesborough, Tennessee, died Sunday, May 21, 2000 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Johnson County, Tennessee but had lived in Washington County since 1948. He was a farmer and well known by many in the community. He worked for over 50 years in the local tobacco markets, many of those at the Big Burley Warehouse. He was a Deacon and Sunday School teacher at Cherry Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Ann Cable Slemp and one sister, Ivy Triplett. Survivors include five sons, Joe Slemp, Warner Robbins, Georgia; Ed Slemp, Bossier City, Louisiana; Ray Slemp, San Antonio, Texas; Ben Slemp, Jonesborough, Tennessee and J.L. Slemp, Fredrick, Maryland; one daughter, Bess Prichard, Warner Robbins, Georgia; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Dr. Sam Neeley officiating. Interment will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Keplinger Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

RUBY WILSON YORK
Ruby Wilson York, 88, 919 Medical Park Drive, formerly of Route 1, Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away Monday, May 22, 2000 in the Mountain City care Center. She was a native of Washington County, Virginia but had made her home in Johnson County most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul York, a daughter of the late Emitt and Annie Gentry Wilson. She was a homemaker and attended the Pleasant Home Baptist Church. Survivors include a nephew, James Wilson, Redondo Beach, California; two great-nephews and several cousins. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Henson Funeral Home with Rev. Derl McCloud officiating. Interment followed in the Stateline Cemetery, Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee. Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad. Henson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

CAROLE ANN THOMPSON GWINN
Carole Ann Thompson Gwinn, 57, 109 Pine Street, Mountain City, passed away Saturday, May 27 at the Johnson County Health Care Center. She was a native of Wilmington, Delaware, a daughter of the late Earl and Virginia Thompson. She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and was a Special Education teacher for 14 years for the Johnson County School System and was a former employee of I.B., Inc., Boone, North Carolina. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Gwinn, Mountain City; three sons, Ronnie Gwinn, Manassas, Virginia; Charles and Robert Gwinn, both of Mountain City; one foster son, Charlie Furchess, Mountain City; one sister, Linda Harvey, Wilmington, Delaware; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 30 at 8 p.m. from the Chapel of Henson Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Brown officiating. Pallbearers were Russell Barlow, Jimmy Anderson, Cress Snyder, Terry Baird, Dave Gwinn and Michael Kyte. Honorary pallbearers were Mike White, Steve Arnold and Larry Knipe. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Reece Memorial Cemetery. Henson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

SOPHIA SIAKALA FOSTER
Sophia Siakala Foster, 87, Pawtucket, Rhode Island and Hollywood, Florida, died Monday, May 29, 2000 at Glenstone health Care in Boone, North Carolina. She was born January 3, 1913, in Providence County, Rhode Island. She was a former sales clerk for a drug store in Pawtucket and was of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest A. Foster and a son, Ernest Foster, Jr. and her father and mother. Survivors include one daughter, Adrienne Brumley and husband Rex, Mountain City; one brother, John Siakala, Central Falls, Rhode Island; one grandson, Timothy Fullam; one great-grandson, Garrett Fullam; one great-granddaughter, Adrianna Fullam, all of Lenoir, North Carolina. Funeral Mass was conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel in Boone, North Carolina with Father Conrad Hoover officiating. Burial was conducted in Hollywood Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, Florida. Hampton Funeral Service in Boone was in charge of the arrangements.

JUNE COOPER
June Cooper, 61, 196 Millard Cooper Lane, Mountain City, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2000 in the Watauga Medical Center, Boone, North Carolina, following an extended illness. She was a native of Johnson County, a daughter of the late Coots and Florence Miller Price, and was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Price. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church, an employee of the Reynolds Fence and Guardrail Company, Charlotte, North Carolina. Survivors include her husband, Millard Cooper, Mountain City; five sons, Gary Cooper, of the home; Richard Cooper, Michael Cooper and Terry Cooper, all of Mountain City; Bobby Cooper, Morganton, North Carolina; one daughter, Kathy Blevins, Mountain City; one brother, Jake Price, Mountain City; one sister, Kathleen Wallace, Trade, Tennessee; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Price Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Simcox officiating. Pallbearers were Tracy Arnold, Scott Roark, Dallas Arnold, Charles Arnold, Johnny Miller and Walter Adams. Percy-Hux Funeral Home.

HOWARD E. A. PEARSON
Howard E.A. Pearson, 82, 615 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, Tennessee, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was a native of Trade, Tennessee, raised in Carter County, Tennessee most of his life. He was the son of the late Clyde and Annie Eggers Pearson. He was a retired mechanic with the North American Rayon Corporation with 44 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and was a charter member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.w. Post #2166. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Dale Pearson, Doug Pearson, Ernest Pearson and Ed Pearson. Survivors include his wife, Helen Smith Pearson, of the home; one son, Rondal Pearson, Plano, Texas; one daughter, Nellie P. Vachon, Butler, Tennessee; one brother, James Pearson, Elizabethton, Tennessee; one sister, Geraldine Stanton, Butler, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Emily Fletcher, Randy Schuettler, Henry Schuettler, Chris Schuettler, Travis Pearson and Jessica Pearson; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 26, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Simerly officiating. Interment followed in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military honors were accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom Post #2166 V.F.W. Active pallbearers were Steve Pearson, Phil Pearson, Jim Pearson, Les Pearson, Larry Stanton and Keith Dugger. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Campbell, Keith Campbell, Danny Fletcher, Powell Ellis, Gary Hicks, Dean Perry, Ralph Watson, O.K. Shell and members of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Memorials may be made to the World War II Memorial, 2300 Charndon Blvd., Courthouse Plaza #2, Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22201. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

THOMAS J. SNYDER
Thomas J. Snyder, 57, West Grove, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, May 28, 2000 in the Southern Chester County Medical Center, West Grove, Pennsylvania. He was the husband of Kathryn S. Snyder, with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. He was a lifelong resident of the Landenberg, Pennsylvania area, the son of Russell J. Snyder, Landenberg, Pennsylvania and the late Hattie E. Greer Snyder, who died in 1996. He was a teacher for the New Castle County Vocational/Technical School District, retiring in 1993, after 29 years of service. He was a lifelong member of the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, where he served as Church Treasurer and Board member for 22 years. He also taught Sunday School for many years. He was Vice-Chairman of the N.C.C.S.E.F.C.U. in New Castle County, Delaware. He played and coached baseball and soccer since elementary school. He enjoyed sports and collecting sports memorabilia. In addition to his wife and father survivors include one son, Tommy J. Snyder, Jr., of the home; one daughter, Laura Snyder, of the home; one brother, Christopher Snyder, Landenberg, Pennsylvania; one sister, Peggy S. Stella, Baker City, Oregon. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 2, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, 240 E. State road, West Grove, Pennsylvania. Interment will follow inthe Union Hill Cemetery, N. Union NStreet, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Memorial may be made to the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, 240 E. State Road, West Grove, PA 19390. Cleveland & Gofus Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This obituary is a courtesy of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home.

MADELINE ROSALIE FOSTER LONG
Madeline Rosalie Foster Long, 76, 140 Brookview Drive, Shelbyville, Kentucky, died Thursday, August 31, 2000 at her residence. She was born in Stone, Kentucky, a daughter of the late George Joseph and Mary Rudd Foster. She was a member of the Shelbyville Christian Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle J. Long. Survivors include one daughter, Dr. Nancy Bowers, Shelbyville, Kentucky; two sons, Jeff Long, Plantation, Florida and Joe Long, Westmont, Illinois; six grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Valerie Long and Diane long; one son-in-law, Denny Bowers. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 3,2000 at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Committal services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in the Blevins Cemetery in Shady Valley, Tennessee. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

ETHEL WALKER
Ethel Walker, 72, Boynton Beach, Florida, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2000 at JFK Hospital after a brief illness. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Palm Beach, Florida where she was an active member of the choir and singing Christmas tree. Survivors include her husband, Worley, of 52 years; three sons, Steven and wife Penny, Richard and wife Brenda, Terry and wife Kay, all of Boynton Beach, Florida; one daughter, Carolyn and husband Ken, Baltimore, Maryland; nine grandchildren; five sisters, Opal (Clayton) Douglas, Kingsport; Louise (Bill) Hilton, Blountville; Kathleen (Bill) Davidson, Nashville; Trilla (Buddy) Little, Elizabethton; Sue (Malcolm) Howard, Mountain City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 17 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bill Keith and Rev. Jim Miedema officiating. Interment followed in the Lake Worth Memorial Gardens Cemetery. E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home, Lake Worth, was in charge of the arrangements. This obituary is a courtesy of Percy-Hux Funeral Home.

ROBERT GRANT GARR, SR.
Robert Grant Garr, Sr., 67, 1129 Ray Avenue in Newton, North Carolina, died Monday, September 11, 2000 at Catawba Memorial Hospital. He was born June 25, 1933 in Mountain City, Tennessee, the son of the late Clayton and Mary Morefield Garr. He was a retired employee of Shuford Mills and a member of Wayside Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Mae Garr and a grandson, Robert Scott Garr. Survivors include two sons, Robert Garr, Jr., of the home; Dennis Garr, Lincolnton; two daughters, Janet Mace, Conover; Cathey Anderson, Newton; four brothers, Ray Garr, Cambridge, Ohio; Burt Garr and Glenn Garr, both of Mountain City, Tennessee; Hansel Garr, Avondale, Pennsylvania; one sister, Hazel McCoy, Kingsport, Tennessee; seven grandchildren including Carrie Garr and Brittany Garr, of the home; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Rector Henson and Rev. Ted Mace officiating. Entombment followed at Catawba Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658. Drum Funeral Home in Conover was in charge of the arrangements.

HELEN HAROLD LEFTWICH
Helen Harold Leftwich, 72, a recent resident of Virginia Beach and Mountain City, Tennessee, died September 3, 2000 in Bay Memorial Hospital, Panama City, Florida. She was born in Lincoln, Kansas and lived in many states, Iceland, and Australia during her husband’s Naval career. Her primary occupation was as a homemaker and artist, having studied oils and watercolors under well-known artists. Dear to her heart were two brothers-in-law and their wives, Claude and Anita Leftwich of Virginia Beach, and Samuel and Shirley Leftwich of Flat Rock, North Carolina. Survivors include her husband, Robert W. Leftwich, Lynn Haven, Florida; three daughters, Cheryl Alderson, Excelsior Springs, Missouri;Gwynne Leftwich, Greenwood, Arkansas; Sheila Alderson, Independence, Missouri; one son, Steven Leftwich, Hickory, North Carolina; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Harold, Marshville Hills, Massachusetts; Keith Harold, Independence, Missouri. Interment will be held at a later date.

GEORGE MILLARD
George Millard, 79, Konnarock, Virginia, died Thursday, September 7, 2000 in the Highlands Retirement Village in Abingdon, Virginia. He was born in Blountville, Tennessee, and was the son of the late George A. and Mary Magadaline Morris Millard. He had lived in Konnarock, Virginia since 1996 and retired from Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tennessee in 1971. He was a member of the Damascus Senior Citizens and the Konnarock Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Killen Millard; two daughters, Sandra Klebanoff, Media, Pennsylvania and Cathy Catenzaro, Indianapolis, Indiana; three sons, George E. Millard and Scott Millard, both of Blountville, Tennessee and Allan Millard, Kingsport, Tennessee; two sisters, Margaret Millard, Bristol, Virginia and Helen Covey, West Palm Beach, Florida; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 9, 2000 at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Garland Day and Ron Ihrig officiating. Committal services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel of Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Tennessee. Honorary pallbearers were the men of the Konnarock Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the staff at Highlands Retirement Village, the staff of Welmont Hospice and Dr. Bennett Y. Cowan Jr. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

WILEY SHELTON PARDUE
Wiley Shelton Pardue, 74, Bristol, Virginia, formerly of West Chester, Pennsylvania, died Monday, September 11, 2000 at the home of his daughter in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Her was the husband of Jeanine Klein Pardue, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. He was born in Mountain City, Tennessee, a son of the late Robert F. and Ollie Tester Pardue. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He attained the rank of Sergeant. He met his wife while serving in France. He farmed for 50 years, primarily at the Blue Rock Farm and Georgia Farm on Creek Road in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Marshallton Fire Company for many years and was known throughout the local community for his friendly smile. Survivors in addition to his wife include one daughter, Shirley Shields, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; one son, Gary S. Pardue, Marshallton, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Ulysses Pardue, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; Bruce Pardue, Mountain City, Tennessee; two sisters, Maudlee Arnold and Irene Pardue, both of Mountain City, Tennessee; five grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 2k p.m. at the Bradford Cemetery, Marshallton, Pennsylvania. Kuzo & Gofus Funeral Home, Ltd. of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is in charge of the arrangements. This obituary is a courtesy of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home.

ETHEL HAMBY HOUSTON 
Ethel Hamby Houston, 92, Oxford, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born in Damascus, Virginia, and was the daughter of the late Columbus G. and Rebecca Hamby. She as resided in Oxford for the past year, prior to that she lived in Damascus, Virginia. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Houston, who passed away April 18, 1995. They had shared 72 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by four sons, Willie Fred Houston, Bobby Gene Houston, Paul A. F. Houston and Aaron Houston; and one daughter, Ada Houston. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Damascus, Virginia. 
Survivors include four sons, Joe Edwin Houston, Oxford, Pennsylvania; Jimmy Dale Houston, Pearisburg, Virginia; Jackie Ballard Houston, Damascus, Virginia and Cletus Dean Houston, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania; seven daughters, Mary Alice Stefancic, Princeton, West Virginia; Nellie K. Halsey, Damascus, Virginia; Shirley Ann Hamwrick, Albemarle, North Carolina; Connie Lea Sparks, Gap, Pennsylvania; Charlotte Rae Mitchem, Oxford, Pennsylvania; Linda Mae Hutton, Amigo, West Virginia and Frankie Louise Clay, Gap, Pennsylvania; 60 grandchildren, 130 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 12, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Damascus, Virginia with Rev. Garnet Rogers officiating. 
Interment followed in the Sunset Memorial Park. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Safe Harbor Baptist Church, 478 Daleville Road, Cochranville, Pennsylvania 19330 or the Atglen Baptist Church, Main & Dallas Sts., Atglen, Pennsylvania 19310. 
Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

VIOLET JEAN HUFFMAN 
Violet Jean Huffman, 66, 406 Fritz Street, Damascus, Virginia, died Saturday, February 10, 2001 at her residence. She was born in Glen Morrison, West Virginia and was the daughter of the late John Edgar and Bessie Mae Trivett Childress. She had lived in Alexandria, Virginia for 35 years before moving to Damascus, Virginia in 1988. She was a member of the Azen Baptist Church in Konnarock, Virginia. 
Survivors include her husband, Ernest L. Huffman; one daughter, Sandra K. Murphy, Woodbridge, Virginia; two sons, Larry Dean Huffman and Randell Scott Huffman, both of Falls Church, Virginia; four sisters, Pansy Finley, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Maxine Ritchie, Fairfax, Virginia; Patsy Ritchie, Glade Spring, Virginia; Phyllis Wilson, Orange County, Virginia; three brothers, Bob Childress, Clinton, Maryland; Joe Childress, Bristol, Virginia and Johnny Childress, Hay Market, Virginia; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 10 a.m. in the Azen Baptist Church, Konnarock, Virginia with Rev. Tim Blevins officiating. 
Interment followed in the Azen Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were selected from family and friends. 
Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

RALPH E. CULLOP 
Ralph E. Cullop, 71, 1226 S. Shady Avenue, Damascus, Virginia, died Saturday, February 10, 2001 at Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Virginia. He was born in West Virginia and had lived in Washington County, Virginia most of his life. He was the son of the late Frank and Margaret Parker Cullop. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, a member of the Damascus Senior Citizens, and was of the Protestant Faith. 
Survivors include his wife, Cleata Lewis Cullop; one sister, Dorothy Fritz, Damascus, Virginia; one brother, Herman Cullop, Waycross, Georgia and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Jackson-Lewis Cemetery in Taylors Valley, Virginia with Rev. Bill Worley officiating. 
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 207 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. 
Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

WILLIAM JOSEPH CONNELLY 
William Joseph Connelly, 84, formally of Clearwater, Florida, died Monday, February 12, 2001 at the home of his daughter in Green Cove, Virginia. He was born in Summit, New Jersey and had lived in Livingston, New Jersey and College Park, Maryland before moving to Clearwater, Florida in 1978. He had just recently came to live with his daughter and son-in-law in Green Cove, Virginia. He was retired from Safeway Food Stores and the Washington Post. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Connelly in September of 1992 and was of the Catholic faith. 
Survivors include two daughters, Anne Blevins and her husband Kyle, Green Cove, Virginia and Nancy Hussey and husband James, Colonial Beach, Virginia; two brothers, Charles Connelly and Joseph Connelly, both of Summit, New Jersey; a long time friend and companion, Virginia McGrath, Shelby, North Carolina; five grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Damascus, Virginia with Rev. Charles E. “Jody” Blevins officiating. 
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Rogers Rescue Squad, PO Box 47, Whitetop, VA 24292 or to the Hospice Choice, Inc., PO Box 349, Norton, VA 24273. 
Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

MATTIE M. STACY 
Mattie M. Stacy, 85, Damascus, Virginia, died Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie, Virginia. She was a life long resident of Washington County, Virginia and was the widow of Leonard Stacy. 
Survivors include two sisters, Rachael Wyatt, Trinity, North Carolina; Eula Curd, Glade Spring, Virginia; one brother, Herb Rosenbalm, Staunton, Virginia and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Damascus, Virginia with Rev. Johnny Ray Finley officiating. 
Pallbearers were selected from family and friends. 
Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

WILLIAM D. DOTSON 
William D. Dotson, Captain USNR Retired, 87, 532 Navy Lane, Mountain City, Tennessee, died February 17, 2001 at his residence. He was a Johnson County native, son of the late Oscar Dean and Elizabeth Grayson Dotson. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Jane Divine Dotson and a sister, Mary Dotson Gryder. He enlisted in the Navy after “Pearl Harbor.” He was commissioned Ensign while serving at sea, South Pacific Theater. He retired from active duty November 1, 1965, a veteran of three wars. 
Survivors include his wife, Thelma L. Dotson; one daughter, Imogene Dotson Bunn, Mountain City; one brother, Albert R. Dotson, Mountain City; two step-daughters, Vera Mink Hircock, Charlotte Mink Johnson, both of Hoquiam, Washington; one step-son Charles Mink, Aberdeen, Washington; two nephews, Albert D. Gryder, Mountain City; Donald C. Divine, Garfield, Washington. 
Henson Funeral was in charge of the arrangements. 

EARL JACKSON BOLING 
Earl Jackson Boling, 65, 165 Windy Hill Road, Bristol, Tennessee, died Saturday, February 17, 2001 at his residence following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee, a son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Woodby Boling. He resided in the Bristol area for the last 14 years moving from Johnson County, Tennessee. He was a veteran of the US Army. He was a member of the West Hills Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, David Andrew Boling. 
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Linda Snyder Boling, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Blake (Dyan) Grindstaff, Mountain City and Mrs. Rudy (Shelly) Haynes, Johnson City; twin grandsons, Travis and Dakota Grindstaff, Mountain City; five brothers and two sisters; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the West Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Larry N. Hall and Rev. Allen K. Brummett officiating. 
Burial followed in the Memorial Gardens-Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley, Tennessee. 
Pallbearers were David Bishop, Billy Bishop, Brad Boling, Dean Millwood, Loodie Booher, Bob Taylor, Sam Abelseth and Paul Crowe. 
Honorary pallbearers were Mike Garland, Charlie Campbell, Joe Campbell, Dennis Hixson and Lester Malone. 
Weaver Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

TOM WRIGHT 
Tom Wright, 77, 539 Wallace Road, Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away Monday, February 19, 2001 in the Bristol Nursing Home, Bristol, Tennessee. He was a native of Shady Valley, Tennessee and was a son of the late Lillie Wright and was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Reedy Wright, who died in 1999. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and attended the Shady Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, J.C. Wright, Flemming, Georgia; Dale Wright and Craig Wright, both of Shady Valley, Tennessee; two daughters, Shirley Cross and Brenda Vanover, both of Shady Valley, Tennessee; one sister, Vera Martin, Shady Valley, Tennessee; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. from the Chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Porter officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be the Men of the Shady Valley Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor Scott, Stanley Snyder, Lillard Blevins and Avery Miller. Percy-Hux Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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