Miscellaneous Sullivan County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Dewey C. Bishop
Military graveside services for Dewey Clint Bishop, 79, Route 2, Clinchport, Va., who entered into rest Saturday (June 17, 2000) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Bishop-Miller Cemetery in the old Clinchport community of Scott County, Va. by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the V.F.W. 
The family will be meeting at the cemetery for the graveside services. 
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 
Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mildred Bledsoe
KINGSPORT — Services for Mildred Rachel Payne Bledsoe, 71, who passed away Sunday (June 18, 2000) will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Elder John Henry Sybert officiating. 
Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to West View Primitive Baptist Church, 1040 Riverside Ave., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660. 

Thomas Harmon
KINGSPORT — Thomas H. Harmon Sr., 83, died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday (June 20, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center. 
Born in St. Paul, Va., he had lived in Kingsport more than 60 years and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. 
Mr. Harmon retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 43 years of service. He was a member of the Tri-City Beagle Club. 
Preceded him in death were his parents, Ruba and Robert Lee Harmon; a sister, Mary H. Willis; and two brothers, George Wilson Harmon and Ralph Harmon. 
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Osborne Harmon, Kingsport; three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Howard Jr. and Alma Harmon, Kingsport, Charles R. and Sandra Harmon, Kingsport, Jerry W. and Claire Harmon, Williston, Vermont; five grandchildren, Charles Harmon Jr., Christopher R. Harmon, Marce I. Harmon, Creed T. Harmon, Haydn R. Harmon; one brother, Robert L. Harmon Jr., Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown. 
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Randy Lester officiating. 
An entombment service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Mausoleum. 
Family members and friends are requested to meet at the mausoleum at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. 

Harold Jones
PINEY FLATS — Harold Jones, 76, died Monday (June 19, 2000) at Vanderbilt Cancer Center in Nashville. 
He was a retired farmer, a lifelong resident of Piney Flats, and a son of the late Denver R. and Mary Cross Jones. 
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Pauline Blevins Jones; a daughter, Bib Jones, Springfield, Ky.; a son, Robert Lee Jones, Washington, D.C.; a grandson, David Jones, Springfield; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Jones, Bakersville, Calif. 
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. 
The Rev. Harry Rehagan is conducting the funeral services at 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home. 
The committal service and burial will be in Poplar Ridge Cemetery in Piney Flats at 9 a.m. Friday. 
Pallbearers will be Brian Christian, Mike Barlar, Red Anderson, Jack Harkleroad, Jack Salyer, and Ron Kuhbander. 

Wanda Ann Jones
ETOWAH, Tenn. — Wanda Ann Jones, 65, died Monday (June 9, 2000) at her residence. 
A native of Hawkins County, she had been a resident of Etowah for 22 years. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Willie Ann Sandidge Barton. 
She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. 
Surviving are her husband, Clifford E. Jones, Etowah; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Stephen Warf, Etowah; one son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Cathy Jones, Surgoinsville; three grandchildren, Stephanie Warf, Stephen Warf Jr., and Clifford Jones III; two sisters and brother-in-law, Eleanor Henry, Surgoinsville and Mary and John Huff, Gray; one brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Frances Barton, Surgoinsville. 
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bordwine Funeral Home, Etowah, Tenn. 
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Harris and the Rev. Dolphus Cutshaw officiating. 
Family and friends will assemble at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greeneville, for graveside services. 

W. Corbin Lane
KINGSPORT — William Corbin Lane, 75, of 300 Deneen Lane, went to be with the Lord at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday (June 20, 2000) at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va. 
He was born in Scott County, Va. and has resided in Kingsport for the last 55 years. He was a son of the late Dewey and Edith Vermillion Lane. 
Mr. Lane attended Lincoln Memorial University. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Lane retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1977 after 33 years of service. 
Mr. Lane formerly attended Lynn Garden Baptist Church where he served as Deacon. He presently was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, serving as Deacon. 
He is preceded in death by his wife, VonEVA Pridemore Lane in 1989. 
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Howard K. Hobbs, Kingsport; one brother, Taskalee Lane, Weber City, Va.; two grandchildren, Mark Lane and wife, Mandy and Sarah Mullins and husband, Timothy; four nieces, Margaret Schumacher, Beth Crane, Kathy Gilliam and Karen Anderson. 
Calling hours are from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church. 
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the church with the Rev. John Coates and the Rev. Tommy Holtzclaw officiating. 
Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Military honors will be accorded by the Hammond Post No. 3 of the American Legion. 
Pallbearers will be Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church. 
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Audio Visual Fund, 1238 Pine Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37664. 
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown is in charge of arrangements. 

Betty Livesay
EIDSON, Tenn. — Betty Anderson Livesay, 80, passed away on Monday (June 19, 2000) at her residence, following a brief illness. 
She was a member of Kyles Ford Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School Treasurer for many years. 
She was a charter member of Sneedville Chapter No. 443 Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Livesay was also the owner and operator of Livesay’s General Store. 
Mrs. Livesay was preceded in death by her husband, Chris D. Livesay; parents, Thurman and Sophia Anderson; two brothers, Sterling and Howard Anderson; three sisters, Ova Wallen, Stella Castle and Mary Anderson. 
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Lance Weston, Kyles Ford; one grandson, Vernon Weston and wife, Shelia, Rogersville; one granddaughter, Melissa Weston, Kyles Ford; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Savannah Weston, Rogersville; two sisters, Martha Hilton, Rogersville and Hazel Davidson, Morristown; two sisters-in-law, Viola Livesay, Rogersville and Pearl Vaughn, Kingsport; one brother-in-law, Kermit Castle; seveal nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dennis Hilton and the Rev. Greg Ellison officiating. 
There will be no formal Eastern Star Service, however members of Sneedville Chapter No. 443 Order of the Eastern Star are requested to sit together in a section that will be reserved for them. 
Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery. 

Roy McMurray Jr.
HILTONS, Va. — Roy Walter (Buster) McMurray, Jr., 44, Route 1, died Monday (June 19, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport after a serious injury. 
He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, but had spent most of his life in Hiltons. He was a construction worker and enjoyed auto racing. He will always be loved and remembered as a one of a kind man. 
Mr. McMurray was of the Baptist faith. 
He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Charles McMurray; his paternal grandfather, Homer F. McMurray; maternal grandparents, Herbert and Zella Lemire; and one brother-in-law, Tony McMurray. 
Surviving are his girlfriend of 17 years, Linda Salyer; two daughters, Amy D. McMurray, North Carolina and Pamela D. McMurray, Kingsport; mother, Laura D. McMurray, Hiltons; father and stepmother, Roy Walter (R.W.) and Jean McMurray, Hiltons; grandmother, Hazel McMurray, Hiltons; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene McMurray, Diane McMurray Coomer and Chuck Coomer, all of Kingsport, Rhonda McMurray Shupe and Roger Shupe, Duffield, Va.; nephews, Mikie Rock, Matthew Gilreath, Anthony McMurray; step nieces, Amber N. Coomer and Billie Christa Shupe; great step niece, Tiahna Conkin (Coomer); several aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. 
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence of the mother or father. 
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gorman McMurray officiating. 
Music will be provided by Larry McMurray, Don McMurray and Mack and Diane Salyers. 
Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Hiltons, Va. 
Pallbearers will be David McMurray, Jeffrey McMurray, Don McMurray, Wayne Goode, Johnny Bright and Wayne Ragsdale. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Clark, Willie Carter, Billy Hobbs, Mack Salyer, Henry Godsey, Chuck Coomer, and Roger Shupe. 

Austin Miles
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. — Austin Miles, 76, of Route 3, Long Hollow community, died Monday (June 19, 2000) at Lee County Community Hospital in Pennington Gap, Va. 
Born in Stonega, Va., he was a resident of Lee County most of his life. 
He was a farmer and a veteran the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Miles was a member of the Low View Primitive Baptist Church in Long Hollow. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Lela Hill Miles; one brother and one sister. 
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Miles, of the home; sons, Bruce Miles and wife, Connie, Jonesville, Va., Jackie Miles, of the home; daughter, Cathy Miles, of the home; four grandchildren, Andrew, Stephen, Samuel and Timothy Miles; brothers, Jay Miles, Jonesville, Va., Junior (Jack) Miles, Dayton, Ohio. 
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va. 
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Sanctuary of the funeral home with the Rev. Don Woodward officiating. 
Graveside services will be on Thursday. 
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. 

Jerry Ritchie Sr.
STICKLEYVILLE, Va. — Jerry Wayne Ritchie Sr., 50, died Sunday (June 18, 2000) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. 
Mr. Ritchie was a disabled coal miner and former employee of Grace Coal Co. in St. Charles, Va. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edward (Junior) and Gilda Gray Goad Ritchie; three brothers, Jona Harold Ritchie, Joe Randall Ritchie and Tony Ritchie. 
Surviving are his wife, Ellen M. Ritchie; two daughters, Tina Renee Stallard, Kingsport and Angela Denise Gailey, Pennington Gap; two sons, Jerry Wayne Ritchie Jr. and Jerry Wayne Redford, both of Stickleyville; one brother, Keith Ritchie, Dryden; two sisters, Marsha Ritchie, Stickleyville and Melissa Tackett, Virgie, Ky.; maternal grandmother, Cecil Goad, Coeburn; two grandsons, Jonathan Stallard and Dustin Redford; six granddaughters, Jessica Stallard, Whitney Gailey, Christen Redford, Heather Boatwright, Miranda Head and Tori Head; several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. 
Cremation was performed June 20, 2000. The family will receive friends at the residence on Friday after 5 p.m. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 
Estes Funeral Home in Coeburn in charge of arrangements. 

Mary Rodefer
BLOUNTVILLE — Mary Ethel Rodefer, 88, 228 Reedy Creek Lane, died Monday afternoon (June 19, 2000) at the Cambridge House in Bristol, Tenn. 
She was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a daughter of the late Samuel Benjamin and Ella Barger Whiteman. 
She was the owner and operator of the former Rodefer Grocery Store. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Rodefer. 
Surviving are two sisters, Ida Mae Dunn, Blountville, Grace Gobble, Bristol; several nieces and nephews; several great neices and nephews. 
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lawn Funeral Home. 
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery with Dr. Kyle Barr officiating. 

Ben J. Ryans
Services for Ben J. Ryans, 86, of Stardust Road, Kingsport, who went to be with the Lord Monday (June 19, 2000) will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Gospel Mission Church with the Rev. Orville Dolen, the Rev. Lewis Meade and the Rev. Donnie Sizemore officiating. 
The body will lie in state one hour prior to services. 
Burial will be in Mullins Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Benton Rasnick, Doug Baskette, Jackie Crawford, Richard Wallen, Bill Wallen and Robert Martin. 
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown is in charge of arrangements.

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