Miscellaneous Sullivan County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Kirk Boozer
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kirk A. Boozer, 38, departed this life unexpectedly Monday (Sept. 30, 2002) at his home, 2457 Raven Dale Court, Kissimmee, Fla.
Mr. Boozer was a former resident of Coeburn, Va. He attended Coeburn schools, graduating from Coeburn High in 1983. He was an avid football and basketball player. He was always sporting a smiling face, with great strength and pride.
After graduation, he went on to earn his certificate in Carpentry at the Flatwoods Job Corp.
Mr. Boozer was self-employed in the Washington D.C. and Maryland areas with Merchant/Boozer Enterprises for several years and then relocated to Florida in 1993 to open his own business, Boozer Enterprises. Mr. Boozer was loved and admired by many and will be especially missed by his uncle David Merchant.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Merchant Sr.; his half sister, Vanessa Merchant; maternal grandparents, Della and Johnny Boozer; paternal grandfather, Orbin Merchant.
He leaves to mourn his mother, Ms. Phyllis Boozer Daniels, Kitty Hawk, N.C.; his brothers, Oscar Boozer and William Boozer, both of Church Hill, Howard Boozer, Wilmington, N.C.; half brothers, Richard Merchant Jr., Orbin D. and wife Sharon Merchant, all of Amelia, Va., Charles E. Merchant, Church Hill, Gary L. Merchant, Cary, N.C.; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillie Merchant Williams; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles as well as a host of friends, employees and clients.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Grissom Funeral Home, Kissimmee, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be sent to Ms. Phyllis Boozer Daniels, 2457 Raven Dale Court, Kissimmee, Fla. 34758.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their concern during their time of bereavement.
Courtesy of Estes Funeral Home in Coeburn, Va.

Pud Camper 
KINGSPORT - Military graveside rites for Norman E. (Pud) Camper, 75, 1453 Warpath Drive, who passed away Thursday (Oct. 10, 2002) will be conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 Veterans of Foreign Wars at 2 p.m. today in Oak Hill Cemetery.
E-mail condolences may be sent to hamlettdobson@mounet.com.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Camper family.

Fretta Culbertson 
KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Fretta K. Culbertson, 91, Baysmont Asbury Center, who died Wednesday (Oct. 9, 2002) will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Oak Hill Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, c/o 100 E. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Culbertson family.

Nannielee Forbes 
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Nannielee Hammond Forbes, 91, died Friday (Oct. 11, 2002).
Mrs. Forbes was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Forbes; and daughters, Lois J. Forbes and Trecil Ellison.
Surviving are her sons, the Rev. J. Willis Forbes, Rising Sun, Md., David H. Forbes, Millsboro, Del., L. Andrew Forbes, Augusta, Ga., and Garland L. Forbes, Dunedin, Fla.; daughter, Mary E. Dalton, New Port Richey, Fla.; sisters, Nila Williams, Indianapolis, Ind., Marie Spears, Kingsport; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Spirit and Life Bible Church, 32 Hilltop Road, Elkton, Md., where visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Spirit and Life Bible Church Missionary Dept., P.O. Box 831, Elkton, Md. 21922-0831.
Hicks Home for Funerals, P.A., Elkton, Md., is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeffrey L. Harbin 
GREENEVILLE - Jeffrey L. Harbin, 54, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Oct. 10, 2002) while returning home from an annual hunting trip.
Born in Kingsport, he had resided most of his life in Greeneville. He was a graduate of Ketron High School. Mr. Harbin retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. after 32 years of service.
His greatest joys were his Savior, children, grandbabies, farming and hunting.
Mr. Harbin's home church was Union Temple Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Judy Harbin, Greeneville; one son, Mark Harbin and wife, Lisa, Afton, Tenn.; two daughters, Tammy Hayes and husband, David, Afton, Tenn., and Kimberly Baxter and husband, Ronnie, Chuckey, Tenn.; eight grandbabies, Ashley Hayes, Matthew Hayes, Lindsay Harbin, Garrett Harbin, Adrianna Baxter, Katelyn Baxter, Lauren Baxter and Isaiah Baxter. Survivors also include his parents, Clyde and Melba Harbin; two sisters, Sue Christian and husband, Wayne and Dironda Baker, all of Kingsport; one brother, Steve Harbin and wife, Sharon, Fall Branch, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Harold Jarrord and wife, Pat, Kaycee, Wyoming.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Temple Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Oscar McAmis officiating. Mr. Harbin's body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.
Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Charles Baxter, Aaron Baxter, Jason "Bo" Castle, Chris Castle, Mark Britton and Wayne Hlinican.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stanley Snapp, Jim Kimbrel, Wayne Christian and J.B. Kiker.
Memorials may be given to the Union Temple Freewill Baptist Church building fund, 9860 Kingsport Hwy., Chuckey, Tenn. 37641.

Dr. Marshall Hogan 
KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Dr. Marshall D. Hogan, 83, who died Saturday (Sept. 14, 2002) will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
An on-line guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com.
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Hogan family.

C.J. Jennings 
CHURCH HILL - C.J. Jennings, 16, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Oct. 9, 2002).
He was a lifelong resident of Church Hill and a Junior at Volunteer High School, where he was an offensive lineman for the football team.
C.J. was an avid weight lifter and was a member of Grange Hall United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Clyde and Ruth Jennings.
Surviving are his parents, Clyde and Jean Jennings; one sister, Beth Jennings; one brother, Matthew Jennings; maternal grandparents, George and Rose Stump, all of Church Hill; aunt and uncle, Kathy McCullough and George Stump, Jr.; several cousins; past and present brothers of the Volunteer High School football team; and many special friends.
Calling hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, or friends may call any time at the home.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grange Hall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Westley A. Duncan and the Rev. Calvin S. Tabor, Sr. officiating.
The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Sam Dillender, Will Alley, Wes Bowery, Daniel Byington, Josh Byrd, Josh Moore, Matt Jennings and Dustin Fugate.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Volunteer High School Football Team and Coaching Staff.
Memorials may be made to Grange Hall United Methodist Church, 5373 Carters Valley Road, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642 or to the C. J. Jennings' Scholarship Fund, c/o Volunteer High School, 1050 Volunteer Boulevard, Church Hill, Tenn. 37642.

Mary Johnson 
BLACKWATER, Va. - Mary Ethel Johnson, born June 4, 1917, departed this life Thursday (Oct. 10, 2002) at the age of 85 years, four months and six days.
She was the daughter of the late Mack and Virgia Lawson. She accepted the Lord as her Savior at an early age. She joined Flower Gap Church where she remained a faithful member until she departed this earth. She was the loving wife of Lloyd Johnson and to this union they were blessed with six children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lloyd and one daughter, Jerusha, two brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are LJ Johnson, Virgia Hill, Maybelle Osborne and Daniel Johnson, all of Blackwater, Va., and Ettia Ruth Creech of Kingsport; two brothers, Hobert Lawson of Indiana and Null Lawson of Rogersville; three sisters, Georgia Osborne of Blackwater, Va., Ruby Osborne of Ohio and Ettia Osborne of Jonesville, Va.
She had 19 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a multitude of family and friends.
Although we mourn her death we rejoice knowing she is at rest in the arms of the Lord. In her own words she always told us "To get right, live right, die right and come on over to heaven I will be there waiting for you."
Mary was a wonderful Christian wife, mother, sister, mamaw, and friend to all who knew her. She was always willing to help in any way she could. There were times when she got up out of a warm bed to pray with us when we were so down and out. The wonderful prayers she has left in our hearts and minds we can carry with us until we see her again. We thank you Lord for the life led before us, the time you gave her to share with family and friends.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home, Blackwater, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Hill, the Rev. Billy Johnson and Elder Coy Willis officiating.
Burial will follow in the Johnson Cemetery, Blackwater, Va.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Margaret Lucas 
Services for Margaret Ellen Lucas, 82, Dungannon, Va., who entered into rest Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. James Mann and Rev. Kelly Carter officiating.
Music will be provided by Toke Hensley and friends.
Burial will follow the service at the Gibson and Lucas Cemetery, Dungannon, Va.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Finch, John Gibson, Brett Gibson, Doug Lucas, Ryan Dooley, Matthew Sweeney, Matthew Folk and Chris Folk.

Ruth Long 
MORRISTOWN - Ruth G. Long, 90, Old Kentucky Road, passed away Friday morning (Oct. 11, 2002) at Takoma Adventist Hospital in Greeneville following an illness.
She was a former cook in the Sullivan County School System and a member of the Morristown Church of Christ.
Surviving are three daughters and one son-in-law, Mildred Melton of Morristown, Linda Barrett of Chesterfield, Va., and Margie and Samuel J. Melton of Morristown; seven grandchildren, James Barrett, Ray Melton, Ronald Melton, Roy Melton, Gail King, Jackie Cook and Anna Kesterson; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Clemmons of Morristown, Agnes Clemmons of Morristown and Elnora Clemmons of Midland, Mich.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
She was the oldest daughter of the late Issac and Florence Broyles Clemons and was preceded in death by her husband, William Bunn Long; two sons, Herman and Bill Long; six brothers and two sisters.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Bulls Gap Chapel of Kiser Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Morristown Church of Christ with Bob Prichard and Josh Allen officiating. The body will remain at the funeral home until time for services on Monday morning. The body will lie in state 30 minutes before the services.
The interment will follow at 3 p.m. Monday in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Kingsport.

Polly M. Murray 
KINGSPORT - Polly M. Riner Murray of 2199 Rock Springs Road, was called home to be with the Lord at 12:24 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 10, 2002) at her home.
Mrs. Murray was born in Kingsport and had lived in the Kingsport area her entire life.
Polly retired from Kingsport Press in 1993. She later worked at Food City until her illness two years ago.
Polly was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved by all.
She was a born again Christian and a Baptist.
Her parents, four brothers, Bill, Ray, Bob and DeWitt Weatherly preceded her in death.
She survived by her husband, William Eugene Murray of the home; four daughters, Doris Tate and husband, Bobby, Greeneville, Tenn., Anita Hughes and husband, George, Kingsport, Pam Fields and husband, Tony, Kingsport and Donna Riner, Kingsport; two sons, Wilburn W. Riner, Jr. and wife, Connie, Kingsport and Rev. Ted Riner and wife, Brenda, Rogersville; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several special nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport and anytime at the home.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Pat Hammond and Rev. Lelbert Thornburg officiating.
Interment will follow in the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Joe A. Newland 
KINGSPORT - Services for Joe Anderson Newland, 43, who died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002), will be conducted at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, with Pastor Bud Beverly officiating.
Burial will be in Church Hill Memory Gardens.

Mazie Newman 
DRYDEN, Va. - Mazie Gibson Newman, 82, went to be with her Lord on Thursday (Oct. 10, 2002) at Lee Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Sneedville, Tenn., the daughter of the late Mack and Rosa Lee Gibson.
She had lived most of her life in Lee County and was of the Church of God faith.
She was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Newman; a grandson, Dustin Newman; two sisters, Hazel Ruth Harber and Mildred Eckenrode; and one brother, Henry Eugene Gibson.
Surviving are her husband, James Ewill Newman, Dryden, Va.; one daughter, Jo Etta Seaver, Kingsport; one sister, Sally Pennington, Pennington Gap, Va.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bradley Yeary officiating.
Committal graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Chapel Cemetery in Jonesville, Va.
Those attending, who wish to go in procession with the family, are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

Elaine Patton 
Services for Elaine Nichols Patton, 58, 329 Citation Circle, Horse Creek Village, Kingsport, who went home to meet her heavenly father early Thursday morning (Oct. 10, 2002) will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill with the Rev. Arlin Shupe officiating.
Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family of Elaine Patton can receive condolences via e-mail at cartertrentfh@chartertn.net.

R.C. (Bill) Noe 
SURGOINSVILLE - Robert (Bill) Noe, 73, passed away Friday morning (Oct. 11, 2002) at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Friends may call anytime at the residence, 2500 Main St., Surgoinsville.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill.

Mary Robinson 
Mary Ruth Robinson, 66, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Oct. 11, 2002) at Indian Path Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.

Rabion Sutherland 
FLINT, Mich. - Rabion C. "Curtis (Curt)" Sutherland, 77, Flint, formerly of Kingsport, died Sunday (Oct. 5, 2002) at his residence.
Mr. Sutherland was born Aug. 27, 1925 in Clinchfield, Va., the son of Albert and Mary Sutherland. Rabion was united in marriage to Gertrude Meade on Jan. 18, 1949. He retired from Buick Motor and was a member of UAW Local No. 599.
Rabion served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the DAV. He enjoyed fishing, the casino, the race track his painting and most of all his grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his beloved sons-in-law, Pete Szappon and Doug Cobley; mother and father, Mary and Albert Sutherland; brother, Elihugh (Bow) Sutherland.
Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Gertrude; children, Judy Szappon, Davison, Jeff Sutherland, Flint, Eddie (Frank) and wife Tina of East Tawas, Mich., Kathy and husband Graham Billey of Flint, Donna Cobley of Davison; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Cornette Sutherland of Church Hill, Tenn.; sisters, Gladys Hutson and Marie Crawford of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Lucille and husband, Paul Hunt of Kingsport; many nieces and nephews; and good buddy, Jimmy Murray.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Averill Avenue Church of Christ. Minister Bill Thomas Jr. will officiate.
The family would like to invite everyone to a luncheon following the service. Cremation has taken place.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff at McLaren Cancer Center and McLaren Hospice.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Browns Funeral Home, Flint, Mich., is in charge of the arrangements.

Emmie Thomas 
BLACKWATER, Va. - Emmie Marie Thomas, 70, passed away early Friday (Oct. 11, 2002) in the Community Hospital in East Indianapolis, Ind.
She was born in Kingsport, the daughter of the late Luther and Rosie Lawson Johnson. She lived in Blackwater, Va. for over 20 years, but had lived in Indianapolis for the last 50 years.
She was a bookbinder for Miles Press, Inc. in Indianapolis for 32 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of the Graphics Art Union, and a member of the Eternal Life Full Gospel Tabernacle in Indianapolis, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tobie Thomas; a stepson, Chuck Baldwin; four brothers, Carson, Clyde, Elmer and Howard Johnson; and one sister, Maudie Lawson.
Surviving are one son, Glenn W. Thomas, Indianapolis, Ind.; two stepchildren, Vicki VanVlymen, Indianapolis, Ind., and Mike Baldwin, Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren, Charity Baldwin, Chad Baldwin and Corey Baldwin, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; one sister, Venus Bledsoe, Rogersville.
Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Robinette Funeral Home, Blackwater, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Mark Pingleton officiating.
Interment will follow in the Johnson Family Cemetery, Blackwater, Va.

Harlow Tunnell 
Harlow C. Tunnell, 84, Green County, went to be with the Lord Friday (Oct. 11, 2002).
He was a farmer and retired from Dodge of Rogersville in 1979. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
He was a Christian and a member of Greenvale Baptist Church and attended Magnolia Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Turffa and Robert C. Tunnell; five brothers, Gilbert, Cubert, Elmer, Alvia, George Haskel and William "Bill" Tunnell; grandson, Mark Randall Newman.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Dell Frazier Tunnell, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Charles and Kay Caldwell, Kermit and Edith Bentley, Mark and Velma Newman, all of Surgoinsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Harlow C. Jr. and Carolyn Tunnell of Rogersville; four grandchildren, David Caldwell and Robin Lee, Neil Tunnell and Kristy T. Fields; five great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; a stepgrandson, Greg Price; brother, Robert Tunnell of Van Hill; aunt, Sally Roberts, of Greenville; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville and anytime at the home of Charles and Kay Caldwell, 420 Watterson Gap Road, Surgoinsville.
Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Fain Arnold and the Rev. Bryon Thurman officiating.
Hawkins County Color Guard will conduct military graveside services at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens immediately following funeral services.

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