|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.
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.
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
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
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
Family members and friends are requested to meet at the mausoleum at
9:50 a.m. Thursday.
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,
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Oakley-Cook Funeral
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
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
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,
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
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
Military honors will be accorded by the Hammond Post No. 3 of the American
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.
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 Livesays
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
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral Home
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
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.
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. Austin Miles, 76, of Route 3, Long Hollow community,
died Monday (June 19, 2000) at Lee County Community Hospital in Pennington
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,
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.
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,
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.