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October 23, 2001
 
Howard "Mutt" Hale
Howard W. "Mutt" Hale, 86, of Honaker, died Oct. 21 at a Lebanon hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in Honaker, he was a son of the late Fraizer and Minnie Hubbard Hale, both Russell County natives.
He was a lifelong resident of the Russell County area. He was a retired Maintenance of Way employee for Norfolk and Western Railroad and was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Local #0571 Pocahontas Division Bluefield, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cora E. Brown Hale, seven sisters and three brothers.
Survivors: sons, John Curtis "J.C." Hale of Richmond, Jerry A. and special daughter-in-law Janie D. Hale of Honaker; sister, Blanche Louise Breeding of Lebanon; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. J. C. Steele officiating.
Entombment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.
Friends may call at the funeral home Oct. 23 after 6 p.m.

Virginia M. Harris
Virginia M. Harris, 62, of Warrensville Heights, OH, formerly of Mudfork, died Oct. 19 at Merida South Point Hospital in Warrensville, OH.
Born at Thorpe, WV, she was a daughter of Margaret Harris Pannell of Lashmeet, WV, and the late Woodrow J. Harris.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Andrea Carrol, and one brother, Thomas E. Harris.
Additional survivors: daughters, Margaret Wilcoxson and husband, Derrick, and Janice Lewis and husband, James, all of Warrensville; grandchildren, Terrence, Keyira and Tashianna; brothers, James W. Harris and wife, Dorothy, of Dorchester, MA, Richard A. Harris and wife, Cindy, of Mudfork, Jesse C. Harris of Omaha, NE, Grant J. Harris and wife, Joyce, of Newport News, Daniel L. Harris and wife, Carla, of Pocahontas; sisters, Lucy Bampus of Wolfe, WV, Sandra Peery and husband, Lucian, of Tazewell, Mary Harris of Bluefield, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be conducted Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Tabernacle of Faith in Garfield Heights, OH, with the Rev. Timothy L. Eppinger officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Tabernacle of Faith after 9:30 a.m., one-half hour prior to the service.
The family may be reached at: 4263 Hickory Lane, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128 or phone (216) 658-2372.
Information submitted locally by Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell.

Wilma D. Harrison
Wilma Dee Harrison, 68, of Waco, TX, died Oct. 18 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC, of complications from pancreatitis.
Loving mother to Stephen and Janet Keeter of Lodi, CA, Clay and Miriam Keeter of Asheville, NC, and Patrick (Pete) Keeter of Tazewell. She will be missed by her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, numerous friends and coworkers.
She lived in Texas, Oklahoma, and California, but chose to call Tazewell home. She devoted her life to her family and to public service. She held many positions in the public sector, her last being with Clinch Valley Community Action.
The family invites all who knew her and loved her to share their thoughts and memories at an open remembrance service to be held at Chestnut Grove Christian Church, Rt. 61, Tazewell, on Oct. 27 at noon.
The family request donations be made to Christian Acres Children's Camp Fund, c/o Chestnut Grove Christian Church, Rt. 3 Box 761-A, Tazewell, VA 24651 or to Clinch Valley Community Action/Literacy Program, P.O. 188, N. Tazewell, VA 24630 in lieu of flowers.
Memorial Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Vella Dye Whitt
Vella Dye Whitt, 83, of Rt. 3, Cedar Bluff, died Oct. 22 in a Richlands hospital following a brief illness.
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is in charge of the arrangements. 
 
December 11, 2001

Stella D. Davis
Stella D. Davis, 77, of Tazewell, died Dec. 9 at the home of her daughter, Carolyn Riddle, in Christiansburg.
Born at Chattaroy, WV, she was a daughter of the late Michael B. and Caroline Wilk Dudek.
She was of the Catholic faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Baxter L. Davis; one sister, Mary Leach; two brothers, Edward Dudek and Ted Dudek.
Survivors: daughter, Carolyn D. Riddle and husband, W. G. Riddle, of Christiansburg; grandchildren, Lisa White and Bryan Riddle; great-grandchild, Megan White; and sisters, Monica S. Dudek and Josephine Cherry, both of Abbs Valley.
The funeral will be conducted Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with Father Dan Brady officiating.
Burial will follow in Grandview Memory Gardens at Bluefield, VA.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Osie S. Robinette
Osie Sheets Robinette, 71, of Tazewell, died Dec. 8 at Bluefield Regional Hospital.
Born in Thompson Valley, she was a daughter of the late James Martin and Florida Henry Akers Sheets.
She was a member of the Fincastle Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Robinette; seven brothers, Crockett Bowen Sheets, Sr., Harry Sheets, Sr., John Sheets, Joe Sheets, Robert L. Sheets, Tom Sheets and Fred Sheets; four sisters, Ella Mae VanDyke, Mary Bumgardner, Margaret Meredith and Hazel Puckett.
Survivors: daughter, Joy Looney and husband, Darren, of Tazewell; grandchildren, Joshua Looney and Olivia Looney; sisters, Louise Wimmer of Hyattsville, MD, Laura Boothe of Seabrook, MD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Jimmy Hagy officiating.
Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 11.

Elzie Stiltner
Elzie Stiltner, 79, of the Poplar Creek section of Rt. 2, Grundy, died Dec. 8 at Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness.
Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late George and Lizzie McClanahan Stiltner.
He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and a member of Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church of the Union Association. He was a retired coal miner.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Edith Stiltner Daugherty, Udell Stiltner, Nell Potter and Ivel Stiltner Childress; one brother, Estil Stiltner; and one grandson, Jason Scott Powitzky.
Survivors: wife of 51 years, Eula Irene Foster Stiltner; daughter, Peggy Dianna and husband, Roger Edwards, of Lenoir, NC; sons, Gary Lee and wife, Lisa Stiltner, of Bristol, WI, Greg Dean and wife, Teddie Stiltner of Beach Park, IL; sisters, Alice Fields of Rt. 2, Grundy, Laune Stiltner of Cedar Bluff, Loretta Williamson of Capac, MI, Christine Nichols of Warren, MI; brother, Charles (Chuck) Stiltner of Tazewell; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be conducted Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church of the Union Association on Poplar Creek, Rt. 2, Grundy, with Elders Freddie Ramey, Frelin Yates, Howard Daniels and Mark Justice officiating.
Burial will follow in the Stiltner Cemetery on Poplar Creek near the church.
Services were held at the church Dec. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of arrangements.

Charles W. Thompson
Charles Warren Thompson, 86, of Tip Top, died Dec. 7 at his home.
Born at Tip Top, he was a son of the late William Hampton Thompson and Anna McCoy Thompson.
He was a member of the Tip Top United Methodist Church. He was a retired mechanic with Bishop Coal Mines with 48 years service and was a member of the UMWA Local #6025. He and his wife were honored by the Tazewell County Department of Social Services in Tazewell with a certificate of appreciation for outstanding service and contributions for serving as foster parents from 1970 to 1994. They were foster parents to 76 children.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Revels Thompson; two brothers, Vernon Thompson and Blaine Thompson; and one sister, Alma E. Brown.
Survivors: daughters, Leona Collette Hendricks of Princeton, WV, Marsha L. Cleveland and husband, Feliliciano, of Oklahoma; sons, William H. Thompson Sr. and wife, Mary Ellen, and Russell E. Thompson, Sr. and wife, Helen, all of Cleveland, OH, Bobby L. Thompson and wife, Karen, of New Jersey, Charles "Mike" Thompson, of Staunton, Kevin W. Thompson and wife, Jody, of Florida, and David R. Thompson of North Tazewell; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Leon Yost officiating.
Burial will follow at the Thompson Family Cemetery in Tip Top.
 
February 4, 2002
 
John Crockett, Jr.
John D. Crockett, Jr., 68, of Honaker, went to be with the Lord Feb. 1 in a Lebanon hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in Raven, he was a son of the late John Donald and Gertrude Roisch Crockett, Sr., both Tazewell County natives.
He was a retired coal miner with Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. at Jewell Valley and was an electronic supervisor for Pittston Coal Company, having worked a total of 44 years in the mine industry. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local Union No. 7327 of Jewell Valley. He had made his home in the Honaker area the past 30 years and attended Calvary Lighthouse Church in Honaker. He was a member of the Painter Creek Lake Club being an avid boatsman and fisherman and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors: wife, Inez Byrd Crockett; daughters, Donna Barton and husband, Denver, of Davenport, Debbie Stevens and husband, Gary, and Shari Cole and husband, Brian, all of Honaker, Tammy Cook and husband, Jesse, of Pompano, FL; sons, Bobby Crockett and wife, Debbie, of Honaker, John Crockett, III and wife, Melinda, of Springfield, TN; mother-in-law, Minnie Byrd of Raven; brother, William Crockett and wife, Peggy, of Fredericksburg; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A committal service will be conducted Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum in Richlands with Rev. Mike Ryan and Rev. Denver Barton officiating.
Following the committal service, a memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Calvary Lighthouse Church on Main St. in Honaker with Rev. Mike Ryan officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Lighthouse Church, P.O. Box 649, Honaker, VA 24260.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of the arrangements.

Ollie K. Hunter
Ollie Kate Hunter, 100, of Lynchburg, died Feb. 2 at Drinkard Health Center, Westminister Canterbury.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Hunter, of Bluefield, WV, in 1966.
Born in Tazewell County, she was a daughter of the late Robert K. and Catherine O'Keeffe Gillespie.
She was a graduate of Goucher College with a degree in physics and continued there as an instructor for two years after graduation. She moved to Lynchburg in 1977 and entered Westminister Canterbury in 1986. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Lynchburg Committee.
Survivors: daughter, Catherine H. Williamson of Lubbock, TX; son, Dr. James G. Hunter, Jr. of Lynchburg; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell.
Graveside services will follow at Maplewood Cemetery at noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster Canterbury Fellowship Fund or to the charity of your choice.

Donald E. Lester
Donald Eugene Lester, 37, of Rt. 2, Cedar Bluff, died Feb. 1 at a Richlands hospital.
Born in Tazewell County, he was a son of Henson Eugene and Judy Asbury Lester of Cedar Bluff.
He had made his home in the Cedar Bluff area his entire life.
Additional survivors: daughters, Jessica Leann Lester of the home, Doniela Jean Lester and Stephanie Elizabeth Lester, both of Cedar Bluff; brothers, Billy Wayne Lester of Cedar Bluff, Daniel Owen Lester of Pounding Mill; paternal grandmother, Minnie Lester of Cedar Bluff; and maternal grandfather, David Asbury, Sr. of Tazewell.
The funeral will be conducted Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Roger Lester officiating.
Entombment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call after 12 noon Feb. 4 until the funeral hour.

Brenda S. Tate
Brenda Sue Tate, 36, of Austinville, died Feb. 1 at her residence.
Born in Wythe County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Howard and Minnie Lou Pauley Frazier.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Lou Frazier.
Survivors: husband, Dwight "Fargo" Alley; son, Clayton Lee Tate, Sr. and Angela Dawn Hill of Austinville; grandson, Clayton Lee Tate, Jr.; brothers, Joseph H. Frazier, Jr. of Speedwell, Robert Allen Frazier of Wytheville; sister, Ann Frazier of Rural Retreat; and father and mother-in-law, Roy and Carol Mae Alley of Richlands.
The funeral will be held Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Reese Funeral Chapel in Austinville with Louise Falwell officiating.
Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until service time Feb. 4.
 
Thursday, December 4, 2003

Ruth J. Allison
Ruth Jessie Allison, 89, of the Thompson Valley area of Tazewell, died June 2 at Heritage Hall Health Care in Tazewell.
Born at Hansonville, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Frazier Harrison and Nancy Ann Dye Harrison.
She was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Allison; five sisters, Anna Scott, Jennie Cumbow, Ollie Harrison, Louellen Kimberlin and Minnie Litton; and four brothers, Gilbert Harrison, Amos Harrison, Oakley Harrison and Hatler Harrison. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors: sons, Nathan Allison, Perry Allison, Gerald Allison and Gary Allison, all of Tazewell, Joseph Allison of Richmond, Ralph Allison of Springville; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted June 5 at 11 a.m. at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Robert E. Cook officiating.
Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA.

Fannie Lou Barnett
Fannie Lou Kennedy Barnett, 83, of Richlands, died June 4 at her home following a lengthy illness.
Born at Jewell Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Walton and Rachel Rimmer Kennedy.
She was employed with Clinch Valley Medical Center for 17 years. She was a member of Circle #3 at Richlands Presbyterian Church and Senior Friends at Clinch Valley Medical Center.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Marcelleus Barnett, in 1962; four brothers, Stuart Kennedy, George Kennedy, James Kennedy and John Kennedy; and three sisters, Flora Barnette, Euva Kennedy and Lexie Vandyke.
Survivors: daughter, Susie Hess and husband, Ken, of Richlands; sons, John Barnett and wife, Sara, of Christiansburg, Bill Barnett and wife, Sandy, of Chester; brother, William Kennedy of Sacramento, CA; sister, Mozelle Kennedy of Richlands; grandchildren, Euva Hess, James and wife, Carey Barnett, Greg and wife, Amy Barnett, and Andrew Barnett; step-grandson, Chris and wife, Desta Melitzer; step-granddaughter, Shelby Melitzer; and special caregivers, Viola Ball, Erma Horn, and Pearl Marshall.
A memorial service will be conducted June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Joe Horn and Rev. David Danford officiating.
Burial will be held June 7 at 11 a.m. at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home June 6 after 6 p.m.

Lena M. Boothe
Lena Mae Boothe, 81, of North Tazewell, died June 2 at a Tazewell hospital following a brief illness.
Born at Cedar Bluff, she was a daughter of the late Carter Robert Hankins and Arra Rebecca Sparks Hankins.
She had made her home in Tazewell Co. all her life. She was retired from General Instrument. She was a housewife and loving mother. She was a member of Linkous Chapel at Dry Fork.
She was the widow of Charles Junior Boothe. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Thomas Hankins and Robert Junior Hankins, and two sisters, Cora Lee Hankins and Margaret Hankins.
Survivors: son, Charles Joseph Boothe of North Tazewell; sister, Mary Sheets and husband, Eugene, of North Tazewell; brother, Victor Dayton Hankins of Canebrake, WV; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted June 6 at 2 p.m. at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Tazewell with Rev. Jimmy Dickens and Rev. Jess Crouse officiating.
Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. June 5.

Minnie Bostic
Minnie Bostic, 95, of the Abbs Valley area of Bluefield, VA, went to be with the Lord June 2 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
Born at John's Creek in Pike County, KY, she was a daughter of the late William and Lizza Cochran Bostic.
She was a member of the Spencer Curve Baptist Church in Anawalt, WV.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Davis A. Bostic; four stepsons, Dave Bostic, George Bostic, Charlie Bostic and John Bostic; four stepdaughters, Mary Billips, Nan Billips, Pearl Roberts and India Kennedy; one granddaughter, Patricia Bostic; son-in-law, Darel Shumate; three brothers; and five sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors: sons, Herman Bostic and wife, Wanda, of Baptist Valley, Willard Bostic and wife, Dorothy, of Alaska and Abbs Valley; daughters, Hazel Shumate of Abbs Valley, Gracie Pickett and husband, William Pickett, Jr., of Springfield, SC, Thelma Bostic of the home; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted June 5 at 2 p.m. at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with Walter Schwitzerlett and Henry Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA.

Gladys L. Hampton
Gladys Lucille Holloway Hampton, 78, of Roanoke, formerly of Richlands, died June 3 in a Roanoke hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in Princeton, WV, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mollie Sawyers Holloway. She was a former employee of General Instrument of Tazewell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Titus Hampton, and two brothers, Albert "Bud" Holloway and Henry "Clint" Holloway.
Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Harry (Anita) Bandy of Roanoke; sons, Glenn Hampton and wife, Susie, and Roger Hampton and wife, Teresa, all of Pounding Mill; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. June 5 at Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill with Rev. Stafford Compton officiating.
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff is in charge of arrangements.

Roy G. (Mac) McGrady
Roy G. (Mac) McGrady, 69, died June 2 following his battle with cancer.
Born in Bluefield, VA, on July 5, 1932, he was the son of the late Walter and Ethel McGrady.
He was an outstanding all sports athlete at Graham High School, a Korean War Veteran with the US Marine Corp. and was a retired Postal employee. He was a high school referee for 33 years serving the Appalachian Officials Association. He received the Regional Merit Award for Region IV and the Virginia High School League Distinguished Service Award and worked as an A.O.A. Supervisor. He was a member of the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Grinstead McGrady, and one sister, Norma Jean Herndon.
Survivors: daughters, Lisa McGrady Lewis and husband, Sam, of Richlands, Stephanie McGrady Roach and husband, Billy, of Bluefield, VA; granddaughters, Jillian Lewis and Mykenzie Roach; and dear friend, Vivian Bryant.
The funeral will be conducted June 5 at 2 p.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, VA, with the Rev. Larry Murphy officiating.
Burial will follow in the Grandview Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Va. Ave. United Methodist Church or to the Graham High School Educational Foundation.

Pauline Price
Pauline Price, 84, of Doran, died June 2 at a Richlands hospital following a brief illness.
Born in Ramage, WV, she was a daughter of the late Emory Lester Kirk and Lilly Mae Foster Kirk, both Boone County, WV, natives.
She had made her home in the Doran area the past 54 years and was a retired employee of the Tazewell County School System. She was a charter member of the Doran Wesleyan Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher and pianist for a number of years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. E. C. Price April 25, 2002; one son, Paul D. Price; one granddaughter, Shelia Foster; and two grandsons, Preston M. Price, II and Benjamin Foster.
Survivors: daughters, Loretta Simmons and husband, Bernard, of Bristol, Lois Salyers and husband, Emory, of Raven, Lorraine Foster and husband, Dude, of Doran; sons, P.M. Price and wife, Doris, of Sugar Grove, Ernie Price of Doran; daughter-in-law, Deloris Price of Richlands; sister, Trudy Smith of New Smyrna Beach, FL; brother, Bruce Kirk of Ohio; 15 grandchildren 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted June 5 at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. Bud Fugate and Dr. Charles Massey officiating.
Entombment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill.

Wilma J. Shelton
Wilma Jean Eure Shelton, 73, of Richlands, died June 2 at her home following a lengthy illness.
The body was taken to Sturtevant Funeral Home in Portsmouth where funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands was in charge of arrangements.

Ruby K. Stanley
Ruby Keen Stanley, 73, of Martinsville, died June 1 at her residence.
Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late William Keen and Mary Cantrell Keen.
She was retired from American Furniture Co. and was a member of Martinsville Church of Truth.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Stanley, Sr.; one daughter, Ruth Stanley Hunt; one sister, Virginia Ball; and three grandchildren.
Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Victoria (Vickie) S. and Tommy Webb of Martinsville, Arleen S. and Fred Gilbert of Richlands; sons and daughters-in-law, William E. and Rachel Robertson Stanley of Martinsville, James H. and Lori Martin Stanley of Bassett; sisters, Mae K. Cook of Kingsport, TN, Georgia Keen of Powells Point, NC, Bonnie K. Absher of Richlands; brothers, Edward Keen of Bluefield, WV, Homer Keen of Stuart, Albert Keen of Shortts Gap; grandchildren, Tommy Webb, Jr., Steven Holt, Jamie Stanley, Sandra Conners, Kimberly Kidd, Lisa Gilbert, Kayla Stanley and Becky Gonzalez; and great-grandchildren, Dominic Gonzalez, Amber Kidd and Ryan Kidd.
The funeral was conducted June 4 at 2 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services Chapel in Martinsville with Pastor Bill Preskitt officiating.
Burial followed in Henry Memorial Park.

Ervin C. Street
Ervin Curtis Street, 83, of Rowe, died June 3 at his home following a long illness.
A native of Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Elbert and Millie Williamson Street.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA Local 1374 and was a member of the Robinson Fork Pentecostal Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Clarence Eugene Street; one brother, Dewey Street; one half-brother, Clyde Street; and one sister, Norma Nichols.
Survivors: wife of 65 years, Emma Gay Jackson Street; sons, Jimmy Street and wife, Mary, of Lebanon, Ronnie Street and wife, Sue, of Rowe, Marty Street and wife, Carol, of Council; daughters, Mrs. Monroe (Beulah) Fletcher and Shirley Matney, both of Rowe; sisters, Bea Fletcher of Alexandria, Mary Alexander of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Rita Breeding, Anita Fletcher, Donna Matney, Kayla Matney, Kim Perkins, Tony Matney, Randy Fletcher, Stevie Fletcher, Caleb Street, Michael Street and Richard Street; and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Perkins, Samantha Breeding, Jonathan Breeding, Mallorie Matney, Tiffeny Ratliff, Christopher Ratliff, Benjamin Street, Jessica Street and Ashley Fletcher.
The funeral will be conducted June 6 at 1 p.m. in the Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel at Keen Mountain with Rev. Giles Ball and Rev. Ancil Childress officiating.
Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery at Claypool Hill.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. June 5.

Burton W. White, Sr.
Burton Wayne White, Sr., 52, of Lincolnton, NC, died June 1 at his home following a lengthy illness.
Born at Jewell Valley, he was the son of Vernal White of Jewell Valley and the late Beve White.
After having served in the United States Army he made his home in North Carolina and retired from Custom Paving of Gastonia, NC, in 1992. His life touched many and will be remembered by all who love him.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Andrew Martin White, and one sister, Ruth White.
Survivors: former wife, Violet "Gay" Bean of Denver, NC; sons, Burton Wayne White II of Lincolnton, Charles "Wayne" White of Denver; daughters, Annette Michelle Hess and Angela "Angie" Gay Cauthen and fiancé, Julio Saldana, all of Lincolnton; brothers, Lloyd White and wife, Judith, of Sommersville, WV, Wallace White and wife, Judy, of White Spring, FL, Erwin White and wife, Susan, of Dunnelton, FL, Ronald Lee White and wife, Wanda, of Vale, NC, Carl David White of Damascus; sisters, Lula Ellis and husband, Rev. Robert Ellis, of Wauchula, FL, Bonnie Blankenship and husband, Vester, of Jewell Valley, Betty Sommers and husband, Authur, of Front Royal, Mildred Rodgers and husband, Walter, of Citra, FL; mother-in-law, Etta Hicks of Baptist Valley; grandson, Burton Wayne White, II and Damien White, both of Iron Station, NC, Josh White of Catawba, NC, Jeremy Cauthen of Lincolnton; granddaughter, Makayla Nicole Saldana of Lincolnton; and many nieces and nephews, brothers and sister-in-law.
The funeral will be conducted June 6 at 2 p.m. in the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. James Wilbanks of Georgia, Rev. Robert and Ruby Gittens of Stanley, NC, and Rev. Billy Ray Hicks of Hinckley, OH, officiating.
Burial will follow in the White Cemetery located on White Mountain.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by Casey-Shortt V.F.W. Post #9640 and Tazewell County Chapter 31 D.A.V.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. June 5.

William P. Hawkins
William Preston Hawkins, 79, of Bluefield, VA, died at his home July 29.
Born in Galax, he was the son of Preston Kinley Hawkins and Mattie Jones Hawkins.
He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army where he served in the 5th Division "Son of the Red Diamond" European Campaign from 1939 to 1945. He was a former highway/bridge construction worker for the state of Ohio and an independent contractor in the Bluefield area for many years. He was a longtime member of the Bluefield Elks Lodge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Hawkins and Clifford Hawkins, and four sisters, Syble Matthews, Agnes Bobbitt, Esther Barger and Donna Campbell.
Survivors: devoted wife of 57 years, Polly Neal Hawkins; daughters, Ginger Elaine Hawkins of Bluefield, VA, Jackie Hawkins Johnson and husband, Command Sergeant's Major Randall H. Johnson, of Fayetteville, NC, Bobbie Hawkins Cox and husband, Paul A. Cox, of Bluefield, VA; son, John "Jeep" Preston Hawkins and wife, Angela M. Hawkins, of New Symrna Beach, FL; grandchildren, Gabriel Aaron Cox, Chase Randall Johnson and Savanah Ashley Hawkins; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his church family of First United Methodist Church in Bluefield, VA, and faithful pastor, Reverend and Mrs. Hugh Kilgore; his devoted nurse and caregiver, Melissa Hicks and Chris Peak; and his friend and longtime physician, Dr. Stephen DeGray.
The funeral will be conducted Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, VA, with the Rev. Hugh Kilgore officiating.
Burial will follow in the Grandview Memory Gardens.
An airborne unit from Ft. Bragg will facilitate with a military honor guard and pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family requests those wishing to show their respect to make contributions to Community Hospice of America, 520 Va. Ave., Bluefield, VA 24605.

Tyler Bryan Kincer
Tyler Bryan Kincer, infant son of Teddy Ray Kincer and Amanda Rachel Keen of Vale, NC, died July 27 in Catawaba Memorial Hospital, Hickory, NC, following a short illness.
Additional survivors: twin brother, Taylor Ryan Kincer of Vale; half-brother, Alex Kincer of Newton, NC; maternal grandmother, Judy Coleman Keen of Oakwood; maternal great-grandmother, Melda Coleman of Honaker; paternal grandparents, Teddy Ray and Castella Kincer of Pasadena, MD; paternal great-grandfather, Keith Kincer of Lynch, KY; seven aunts; eight uncles; and 16 cousins.
The funeral was conducted July 31 at 1 p.m. at Little Martha Old Regular Baptist Church in Leemaster with Elders Mark Justice, Howard Daniels, Roger Coleman, Eddie Newsome, Jerry Newsome, David OQuinn, Freddy Ramey, Freelin Yates, Frank OQuinn and Aven Viers officiating.
Burial followed in the Esau Rife Cemetery on Keen Mountain near Oakwood.
Services where held at the church July 30 at 7 p.m.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy was in charge of arrangements.

William (Bill) Lowe, Sr.
William Stuart (Bill) Lowe, Sr., 59, of Cedar Bluff, died July 29 in a Kingsport, TN, hospital.
Born July 18, 1943 in Virginia, he was a son of the late Aaron Columbus and Effie Lou Davis Lowe.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Matthew Lowe.
Survivors: wife, Maggie Rose Hess Reynolds Lowe; sons, James William Lowe of Richlands, William Stuart Lowe, Jr. and wife, Crystal, of Cedar Bluff, Tommy Wayne Lowe of Bland; daughters, Mrs. Willie (Janet) Lester, Mrs. Christopher (Tina) Shortt and Mrs. Charles (Crystal) Neal, all of Cedar Bluff; stepsons, Jacob Kelly Reynolds of the home, Curtis Eugene Lowe of North Carolina, Harvey Lynn Reynolds and wife, Connie, and Matthew Douglas Reynolds, all of Cedar Bluff, Samuel Wayne Reynolds and wife, Donna, of Brumley Gap; stepdaughters, Mrs. Greg (Lisa) Hess of Richlands, Mrs. James (Mavis) Foster of Cedar Bluff; brother and sister-in-law, Roger Dale Lowe, Sr. and Ruthie Mae Pruitt Lowe of Richlands; sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Phyllis) Goss and Mrs. Billy (Maxine) Lowe, both of Richlands, Mrs. Eugene (Helen) Jeter of Cedar Bluff, Mrs. Ronnie (Teresa) Hill of Swords Creek; and 27 grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Audie Allen, Bro. Bill Fletcher and Rev. Darrell Reynolds officiating.
Interment will follow in the Reynolds Cemetery on Kents Ridge near Swords Creek.

Sammy Massey
Sammy Massey, 88, of Tazewell, died July 29 at Heritage Hall Health Care in Tazewell.
He was born July 1, 1914 and had been a resident of Heritage Hall for many years.
Graveside services will be conducted Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell with the Rev. Kenny Fields officiating.
Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home of Tazewell is in charge of arrangements.

James W. Mitchell
James William Mitchell, 49, of North Tazewell, died July 30, at his home.
Born in Richlands, he was a son of James Edward and Ira Mae Walk Mitchell of North Tazewell.
He made his home in the North Tazewell area most of his life and was an employee of the Town of Tazewell for the past eight years. He was of the Apostolic Faith.
Additional survivors: son, James Daniel Mitchell of Ohio; sister, Brenda Ann Hankins of Newark, DE; brothers, Bobby Lee Mitchell of Tazewell, Ronnie Eugene Mitchell of Rosedale; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. in the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Tazewell with Rev. Kenneth Fields officiating.
Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell.

Everett L. Rose
Everett L. Rose, 70, of the Lakeview Addition of Bluefield, VA, died July 29 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Ronald McCullen.
Born at Big Sandy, WV, he was a son of the late Wilburn and Mary O'Neal Rose.
He was a member of the Stoney Ridge Assembly of God Church and was a retired coal miner of Bishop Coal Company.
He was preceded in death by his wife, of 45 years, Maxine Belcher Rose on July 29, 2000; five brothers, Alfred Rose, Joe Rose, Lincoln Rose, Elmer Rose and Ray Rose; and one sister, Juanita Rose.
Survivors: daughter, Ginger McCullen and husband, Ronald, of Bluefield, VA; sons, Steve Rose and wife, Pam, of Lindenhurst, IL, Cecil Rose and wife, Becky, of Bluefield, VA, Alvin Rose and wife, Connie, of Tip Top, Abraham Wells of Bluefield, VA; sister, Evelyn Farley of Pineville, WV; brother, Roy Rose of Big Sandy; grandchildren, Don and Bekie Rose of Lindenhurst, Leeann Rose and Sam McCullen, both of Bluefield, VA; great-grandchildren, Sean Everett Rose and Viviette "Breezy" Rose of Lindenhurst; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with Whitley Pruett and Arey Bandy officiating.
Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. July 31.

Dorothy D. Tanner
Dorothy Draper Tanner, 95, of Kingsport, TN, formerly of Richlands, died July 29 in a Kingsport, TN, health care center.
Born in Tip Top, she was a daughter of the late Talbert A. and Woodward Zink Draper.
She was a graduate of Richlands High School in Richlands and Randolph-Macon Women's College in Lynchburg. She had resided in Kingsport since 1948 moving to Asbury Center at Baysmont 18 years ago and in 1955 was employed as a fourth grade teacher at Johnson Elementary School in Kingsport until her retirement in 1971. She was a member of Waverly Road Presbyterian Church in Kingsport.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, of 58 years, John Alexander "Jack" Tanner, and three sisters, Evelyn Grainger, Helen Ireson, and Nona Ruth Spencer. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family in her generation.
Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Alexandra T. Fabick and Harold "Fab" Fabick of Church Hill, TN, Melinda Mullins and C. W. Mullins of Mexico Beach, FL; grandchildren, Fred Marshall Turner, II and wife, Terri Kennon Turner, Kathleen Mullins Busch and John David Mullins; and great-grandchildren, Carolyn Alexandria Turner (Allie), Fred Marshall Turner, III (Trey), Katelyn Busch and Patrick Tanner Busch.
A memorial service was conducted July 31 at 10 a.m. at Asbury Center at Baysmont in Kingsport with Cathy Clasen, Associate Pastor and Youth Minister at Waverly Road Presbyterian Church officiating.
A graveside service will be held July 31 at 3 p.m. at the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum in Richlands with Rev. Norman Wilhoit officiating.
Interment will follow in Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Waverly Road Presbyterian Church, 1415 Waverly Road, Kingsport, TN 37664-2520.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn C. Walsh
Carolyn Compton Colbert Walsh, 55, went to be with the Lord July 29 after waging a courageous battle against cancer for the past three years.
Born in Bluefield, VA, she was a daughter of Margie Compton of Bluefield, VA, and the late Claude Compton.
She had a passion for decorating and a love for gardening. She was a member of the First Christian Church in King.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Ashton Colbert Stone, and one son-in-law, Bryan Newsome.
Additional survivors: devoted and loving husband, Dwayne (Doug) Walsh; daughters, Claudia Colbert (Derek) Vaden, and Stephanie Colbert Newsome, of King, NC; granddaughters, Chancey Stone and Bailee Newsome; step-granddaughters, Sonya and Kristin Vaden; brothers, Jimmy (Pat) Compton and Randy (Robin) Compton, all of Bluefield, VA; and many special friends, neighbors, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Memorial services will be held at the First Christian Church in King Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. with Gene Thompson, minister officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Slate Funeral Home in King is in charge of arrangements.
Information provided by Dudley Memorial Mortuary.

Garland "Buddy Lum" Whitman
Garland Wayne "Buddy Lum" Whitman, 55, of Bluefield, VA, died July 28.
He was born in Bluefield, WV. He was a former truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW Post 9696.
He was preceded in death by his father, Garland E. Whitman, and one grandson, Joshua Micheal Bailey.
Survivors: mother, Alma Virginia Whitman of Bluefield, VA; daughters, Carmen Bailey and husband, Mike, and Kimberly Duesing and fiancé, Gary Shrader, all of Bluefield, VA; sister, Ann Riffe and husband, Roy, of Falls Mills Road; grandchildren, Tiffany and Alise Bailey, and Timmy and Justin Duesing, all of Bluefield, VA; and nephews, Lee Riffe and wife, Kim, and children of Bluefield, VA, and Tim Riffe and wife, Kimberly, of Great Falls.
The funeral was conducted July 31 at 2 p.m. at Dudley Memorial Chapel with the Rev. R. C. Turner officiating.
Burial followed at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield-Tazewell Road.


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