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2007

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Edith Dougherty Addington
Gate City, VA - Edith Dougherty Addington, 94, passed away Sunday (July 1, 2007) at the residence of her daughter in the Midway community of Scott County VA.
She accepted Christ as her Savior as a young girl and was a lifetime member of the former Farley’s Chapel Church and of the Midway Memorial Methodist Church.
Her homemaking skills were enhanced by being a member of the Home Demonstration Club since the 1940’s serving as it’s leader and other related activities until 2006. She was an accomplished seamstress and her quilts, pillows etc. were displayed from Big Stone Gap, to Abingdon, VA, for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Larlyn E. Addington; her parents, Cleve and Ava Wampler Dougherty; her brothers, Brodus, Lester, S.C., and Jimmy Dougherty; sister, Hazel Starnes; nephew, Alvin Starnes; niece, Becky Dougherty Bowman; son-in-law, Bruce O. Culbertson; and great-niece, Susan Johnson.
The survivors are her daughter; Beth Addington Culbertson; grandsons, Jeffery Culbertson and wife, Kim of Hamilton, Mont., Jamie and Joe Culberson of Gate City VA; great-grandchildren, Lindsey Nicole, Nathan Joe Bruce, Logan James, Jason Paul, and Mary Elizabeth Culbertson; her brother, Jack Dougherty and wife, Mary of Gate City VA; sister, June Dougherty Wood of Johnson City; nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. She is also survived by brother-in-law, Gladstone Addington and wife, Margaret, Bruce Addington and wife, Janelle; sisters-in-law, Leta Addington, Ruth Dougherty Marie Dougherty and Hazel Dougherty
Family line: Edith Wilson Dougherty Addington, Sylvester C. and Avonie E. Wampler Dougherty, Francis M. and Drucilla F. McConnell Wampler, Abraham Berry and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Luther A. Arrington -
Rogersville - Luther Patton Arrington, 63, of Rogersville, went to be with the Lord Friday morning (July 6,2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He gave his heart to Jesus at home and was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He was retired from International Playing Card and Label Company after 37 years of service and we currently workng at Rogersville Review.
Luther was an avid motorcyclist and loved to garden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Ellis and Bessie Goins Arrington; sisters, Lucille Manis, Jerline Cannack, and Edith Davidson; and brothers, Don Arrington, Clarence Arrington and Hugh Arrington.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Brenda Catron Arrington, of the home; two daughters, Alivia Renee Arrington and Juanita Ailene Arrington, both of Rogersville; two grandsons, Lucas Keith McGinnis and Joseph Ryan McGinnis; sister, Myrtle Albright of Rogersville; two brothers, Doug Arrington of Duck Town and Paul Arrington of Idaho; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held in the Cotboch-Price Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Freddie Wilder and the Rev. Doug Arrington officiating. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.
Family: Luther Patton Arrington, Lawerence E. and Bessie Goins, James Edward and Nancy Delilah Purcell Arrington, George and Phoebe B. McConnell Purcell, Thomas Price and Malinda Phillips McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Ellen Allen
Gate City, VA – Ellen Allen, 78, of the Alley Valley community went to be with the Lord early Monday morning (Feb. 12, 20(12) while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born March 2, 1928 and lived her entire life in Scott County; Va She was the daughter of the late Joseph Patton and Etta Mae Greear Alley. Ellen was a graduate of Shoemaker High School and attended Alley Valley Baptist Church. She spent her life as a devout Christian and caretakers for others. She received great joy in visiting with her many friends and family She was a very giving person and was always thinking of others. She was a loving daughter, devoted sister and very special aunt A caring person, she was blessed with many friends. God has Ellen in “His arms,” the only one we would want to trust herto. Now she is numbered among the angels.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Lettie Jo Alley; sisters, Sharon Roberts (July 4, 1973) and Jane Quillen (July 4, 2006).
She is survived by a sister, Betty Jo Peters of Kingsport, brother-in-law, E.S. Quillen of Gate City; Va.; nephews, Doug Quillen and Leon Quillen of Gate City, VA, Robert Roberts and wife, Linda of Dublin, VA, Joseph Roberts and wife, Jamie of Johnson City; nieces, Loretta Page and husband. Larry of Gate City; VA, Denise Dockery and husband, Jack of Kingsport, Diana Hylton and husband, Sam of Gate City, Va., Sherrie Cannon and husband, Tony of Jonesborough; great-nephews, Michael Page, Stephen Craft and Bryan Dockery, great-nieces, Kristin Dockery, Staci Craft, Samantha Hylton, D’Lanie Cannon, Abigail and Sarah Roberts; great-great-niece, Brooke Page; great-great-nephew, Brett Page.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Scott County Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral chapel with the Rev. Willie Neeley officiating. Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Spencer Cemetery, Alley Valley, Gate City, Va. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. for those services.
Ellen’s husband is a McConnell descendant: Joseph Patton and Etta Mae Greear Alley, Abijah and Elizabeth E. Addington Alley, George W. and Rosanna D. McConnell Addington, Henry Morris and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell.

Clala Geneva (Starnes) Alley
GATE City Va. — Clala Geneva (Starnes) Alley, 81, Gate City; Va., went to be with the Lord late Monday (Nov. 6, 2006) after an extended battle with cancer.
She was born Aug. 28, 1925 in Scott County; VA, and was the daughter of the late Milligan and Lizzie Anna Culbertson Starnes. Clala was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gate City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everette Lee (E.L) Alley; sisters, Callie (Reese) Falin and Maxie DeZan one brother, Fred Starnes.
Survivors include a son, David Alley and wife Brenda, Gate City; VA; grandsons, Donnie Alley and wife Alicia, and Ronnie Alley; great-grand son, Caleb Ethan Alley; sister, Lucy Flanary of Ft. Blackmore, VA; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Starnes, the Midway community, brother-in-law, Jackson (Jack) Alley and wife Doris, Burleson, TX; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held in the Scott County Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. George Conn and Rev. Don Large officiating. Music was provided by the Pine Grove Harmony. Burial was held Saturday in the Holston View Cemetery.
Family line: Milligan L. and Elizabeth Culbertson Starnes, Nathan R. and Lucy Elliott Culbertson, David R. and Nancy Jane McConnell Culbertson, William and Lydia D. Fugate McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell. Through Elliott line: Emory C. and Susannah S. McConnell Elliott, George Dingus and Martha Dougherty McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Jewell Scott Barker
Brookneal, VA – Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Jewel Barker left us to join our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on June 5, 2007.
Evan as her long illness of Alzheimer’s had stolen so much of God’s beautiful angel, we rejoice so much more in the wholeness that with her joyful reunion with our loving and so very missed father; grandfather and great-grandfather has brought.
As a lover of God’s word, she memorized the Bible and could always tell you where any specific verse is found. Her enthusiasm for teaching Sunday school classes, complete with flannel-graft stories and songs, gave so many a solid foundation in Christian faith and helped to develop an early relationship with the Lord. Our Mother was the embodiment of Corinthians 13 inspired us to all live by her example.
In addition, Vietnamese, Korean, Laotian and Cambodian refugees, and Native American children and adults were blessed by her dedication to teaching English. Our Mother took great pleasure in being a mother; teacher; grandmother, wife, sister, playmate or friend to everyone in her presence.
Our hearts long for her physical presence but we find solace and happiness in her spiritual presence.
She is survived by five children, Millie Elizabeth Allen, Judith Barker Scheel, Donna Barker Blain, Fred Scott Barker; and Kelly Robin Barker; 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Saturday at New Bethel Baptist Church, Big Moccasin Road, Nickelsville, VA. Interment was in the Barker Cemetery, located beside the church.
McConnell connection: husband Fred Lee Barker, Elbert Samuel and Hannah M McConnell Barker, John F. and Winifred F. Broadwater McConnell, W. and Lydia D. Fugate McConnell, George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Sherry Geraline Daugherty Baumgardner
In memory of Sherry Geraline Daugherty Baumgardner August 25, 1965 -April 2, 2007
Survivors include: her husband, Cecil Ernest Baumgardner; son: Cecil Justin Baumgardner; brothers: David Daugherty & wife Sandy, Sidney Daugherty & wife Tammy; sister: Rhonda Starnes & husband Joe; mother: Patsy Daugherty; special aunts: Pam, Phyllis, Paula; several uncles, loving cousins, loving in-laws, and several nieces & nephews
Services were held on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 -8:00 P.M. at the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Perry Hawkins, Pastor Bill Wells officiating. Interment followed on April 4, 2007 at the Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Weaver Funeral Home
McConnell connection is: Paul and Patsy Hawkins Daugherty, Barto and Maggie McConnell Dougherty, Walter W. and Myrtle Vicars McConnell, William and Malissa Elam McConnell, William G. McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Paul R. Blankenbeckler
Kingsport - — Paul B. “Mr. B” Blankenbeckler, 65, went to be with the Lord on July 27, 2007 a Holston Valley Medical Center
He was born Oct. 19, 1941 in Sullivan County. He was a member of West View Missionary Baptist Chinch where he taught Sunday School and Bible School. He graduated from Lynn View High School and ETSU. Mr B retired from Sullivan County Board of Education in 2004 having taught at Sullivan Elementary School. He was a veteran of the USMC and was an avid UT football fan, loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his Sons and grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ezra “Red” Blankenbeckler his mother, Cora Lee Blankenbeckler; and his brother, Billy “Turk” Blankenbeckler.
He is survived by his wife and caregiver, Louise Blankenheckler, of the home; two sons, Robin Blankenheckler and Wayne Blankenbeckler and wife, Sis; one daughter, Karen Mullins and husband, Beeler; two granddaughters, Heather Russell and husband, Jason and Beth Blankenbeckler; two grandsons, Dustin Blankenbeckler and Beeler Mullins; one sister, Linda Humphreys and husband, Eddie; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were held at West View Baptist Church with the Pastor Mike Stout officiating. Music was by Hugh Severs. Military graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 11 am. conducted by the American Legion Hammond post #3 and Gate City post #265, in Oak Hill Memorial Park; Garden of The Last Supper
Pallbearers will be James Penley, Richard Adams, Dwayne Austin, Jerry Murrell, Terry Begley, Delmar Gillenwater and Ronnie McPherson. Honorary pallbearers will be Linda Holloway and Martha Frizzell.
Lineage: Paul Blankenbeckler, Ezra and Cora Lee Blankenbeckler, Patton and Avie Gillespie Blankenbeckler, Wm P. and Catherine Hannah Meade Gillespie, Jacob and Susannah Snavely Stallard Meade, James M. and Elizabeth Fisher McConnell Stallard, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Georgia Faye Dezarn Brickey
Gate City, VA - Georgia Faye DeZarn, 54, of Bowen Drive, went to be with the Lord Thursday (June 7, 2007) while at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 27, 1952 and was the daughter of the late Gladstone and Maxie Starnes DeZarn. She was of the Baptist faith and attended the First Baptist Church of Gate City and the Midway Baptist Church.
She was a Loving homemaker and was a totally dedicated mother to her children.
Survivors include two daughters, Megan Brickey of Baltimore, MD, Kayla Brickey, of the home; one son, Ryan Brickey, of the home; one sister, Janice Gillenwater and husband, Richard, of Kingsport; one niece, Kristy Nichols and husband, Donald of Roswell, GA; many friends including a very special and devoted friend, Patricia Dockery of the Midway community of Gate City, VA.
The funeral was held on Saturday at Scott County Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jeff DeBoard and the Rev. Mark Estep officiating. Music was provided by Dennis Fritz and June Mott.
Burial was on Sunday at the Holston View Cemetery with Terry Starnes, Robert Starnes, Randall Starnes David Alley, Donnie Alley, Ronnie Alley, Donald Flanary, Gray Pierson, Jeremiah Riner, Shane McDavid, Austin Taylor and Tyler Herron serving as pallbearers. Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Family connection: Gladson and Maxie May Starnes Dezarn, Milligan and Elizabeth Culbertson Starnes, Nathan R. and Lucy Elliott Culbertson, David R. and Nancy Jane McConnell Culbertson, William G. McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell; through Lucy Elliott Culbertson, Emory C. and Susannah S. McConnell Elliott, George D. and Martha Dougherty McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Bobby S. Broadwater
Potomac, MD — Bobby S. Broadwater, of North Potomac, Md., died on Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2007. He was the beloved husband of Betty R Broadwater, loving father of Cheryl Violette and her husband, Dave; adoring grandfather of Justin and Holly.
He was the loving son of the late Joe T. and Arletta Broadwater
Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2007 at Pumphrey’s Colonial Funeral Home, 300W Montgomery Ave. (Rt. 28 - just off 1-270), Rockville; MD. Service will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church, 9008 Rosemont Dr., Gaithersburg, MD, on Monday, February 19,2007 at 1.30 pm. Interment will be in the All Souls Cemetery; Germantown, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to the American Cancer Society, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring MD. 20902
Family lineage: Joseph T. and Arletta Klyn Addington Broadwater, John W. and Launa McConnell Broadwater, Henry Morris and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell.

Rebecca F. "Becky" Dougherty Bowman
KINGSPORT -Rebecca F. Bowman, 41, of Kingsport, was carried home by the angels on Friday, (April 13, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was born in Kingsport and grew up in Gate City, VA. Rebecca was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church Bowman where she was a faithful member of the Puppet Ministry, the Nursery Team a Sunday School Teacher, and the Race Track Ministry. She was also a Children's Leader of Bible Study Fellowship for the past 12 years.
She was preceded in death by her father Jimmy Dougherty. Surviving is her loving husband of 12 years, Wayne Bowman, of the home; her mother, Hazel Grizzle Dougherty; her sister I, Sheila May and husband Les; her niece and nephew, Abbie and Nickolas May; and special friends, Renee Wooten and Vickie Lane; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family wishes to offer a special Thank You to Dr. Ken Smith, Dr. Rebekah Austin, Monte Vess and the nurses and staff of W3 Wilcox Hall for their loving and special care given to Rebecca.
Services were at Higher Ground Baptist Church, 1265 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport with Dr. Phil Hoskins and Rev. Allen Karnes officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Dougherty, Tracey Martin, Lowell Grizzle, Jamie Grizzle, Les May and Jack Dougherty.
Entombment committal services will be private. Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Rebecca R Bowman.
Rebecca’s family connection: Jimmy D. and Hazel Marie Grizzle Dougherty, Sylvester and Avonie E. Wampler Dougherty, Francis Marion and Drucilla F. McConnell Wampler, Abraham Berry and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, George and Mary Polly Compton McConnell, George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Clyde Carico
GATE CITY, Va. -Clyde Maynard Carico, 82, entered into rest Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born in Scott County, Va. Dececember 19, 1924 to the late Conley Carico and Rachael McConnell Carico.
Mr. Carico retired from Virginia Department of Transportation after 32 years of service, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Including his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Unay Owens, Grace France and Maxie McConnell; three brothers, Grady, Ed and Eugene Carico.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Carico, of the home; daughter, Janice Smith and husband, Jim, Gate City; son, Roger Carico and wife Diane, Gate City; grand-children, Rhonda Gillenwater and husband Tony, Amy Taylor, Shannon Carico and wife, Angie, Jamie Smith, Kayla Carico and Willie Meade, "Peewee" Jr.; great-grandkids, Adam and Aaron Gillenwater, Cody and Matthew Taylor, Sarah, Ashleigh and Grayson Carico, Courtney, Kara and Kylee Smith; brother, Lessie and wife, Edna Carico, Gate City; several nieces and nephews.
Services were at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home home with Rev. Scott Fields and Rev. Aaron Edens officiating. Music was provided by the Edens Family and Tammy Riner. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Friday at Craft Cemetery, Alley Valley community, Ft. Blackmore, VA.
The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Adam Gillenwater, Cody Taylor, Babe Bellamy, Dougie Wallen, Willie Meade, Johnny Carrico, Eddie Rowe and Allen Dean. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Taylor, Aaron Gillenwater and Grayson Carico.
Connection to the McConnell family: Conley and Rachel McConnell Carico, Alexander M. and Elizabeth Craft McConnell, George and Mary A. Smith McConnell, AB and Lucy Daugherty McConnell, George and Mary Polly Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Virginia Dare Dingus Casteel
Virginia Dare Dingus Casteel, age 80, of Augusta, GA, passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2007 unexpectedly follow- ing a heart attack at University Hospital in Augusta.
A native of Scott County, she was the daughter of the late Malcomb G. Dingus Sr. and Anna Mae Stallard Dingus. She married and divorced the late Logan G. Casteel Sr.
She was a retired teacher from Richmond County School System and an accomplished poet.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Carson J. Casteel; three brothers and two sisters.
Her survivors include two sons, Logan G. Casteel, Jr., Augusta,. GA, and James Alex Casteel, Canton, GA; grandchildren, Logan G. Casteel III, Alicia Casteel Mapp, Andrea Casteel Samples and Angela Casteel Hagen; four great-grandchildren, Jackson Mapp, Peyton Mapp, Dylan Mapp, and Jacob Samples; and several nieces and nephews.
A small family gathering was held Friday, March 2, 2007, at Platt's Funeral Home in Augusta, GA. Her remains were cremated.
Virginia’s family connection: Malcolm and Annie Mae Stallard Dingus, Azariah Henry and Sarah William Dingus, Abraham J. and Mary Martin McConnell, George and Mary Polly Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell. AND through the Stallard line: James H. and Sarah Elizabeth Stallard, Henry V. and Letitia Jane Fraley, James Monroe and Elizabeth Fisher McConnell Stallard, Sheriff George and Susannah McConnell

Quentin Samuel Castle
CHURCH HILL — Quentin Samuel Castle, Sr., 87, Church Hill, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006) with his wife, Nyrell Edwards Castle at his side. Born in Nickelsville, VA, Mr. Castle lived in Coeburn, VA for many years and was a resident of Church Hill since August, 1962. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill. He was an electrician at American Saint Gobain, retiring in 1985 after 23 years of service. He previously worked with automatic phonographs and household appliance repair. He was known to us family and friends as a man who could fix anything
He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Houston and Sallie Frances Dean Castle; brothers, Walter Castle, Ernest Castle and M.H. Castle; and sister, Rosa Mae Robinson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Nyrell Edwards Castle, his Coeburn High School sweetheart; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bill Kiser, Fayetteville, N.C.; Anne and Jim Stokes, Sr., Hendersonville, N.C.; one son, Quentin (Skip) Castle, Jr., Lexington, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Connie Burke Castle, Lexington. Ky.; six grandchildren. Kim Abelson and husband Mark, Greeneville, TN; Jim Stokes, Jr. and wife Laura, Columbus, Ohio; Kelly Kiser and Scott Stokes, both of San Francisco, Calif., Leigh Anne Cumbee and husband Mike, Hoover, AL, Brooke Russell and husband Darrell, Gray TN; eight great-grandchildren sister-in-law, Velma Castle, Kingsport; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be conducted Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Church Hill, with the Rev. Gary Gerhardt officiating. Graveside services were conducted Friday at 11a.m. at Green Wood Cemetery in Coeburn, Va.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men’s #1 Sunday School class of the First Baptist Church.
The McConnell connection is through Quentin Castle’s spouse – Nyrell Edwards Castle, Corbett Walker and Myrtle Rice Edwards, James Wade and Mazilpha Hillman Edwards, Henderson K and Mary G. Frayley Hillman, John Wesley and Margaret P. McConnell Hillman, Samuel Ritchie and Nancy Allen McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Linda Venable Chase
Kingsport, TN — Linda Jane Venable Chase, of 2817 Hiwassee Street, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 20, 2007) after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Kingsport, Linda grew up in Scott County; Va. and graduated from Gate City High School in 1966. She resided in various parts of the country before returning to Kingsport, where she bad lived for the past 16 years.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; she enjoyed working in her flower garden and yard. She retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center due to her health. Her father, Ralph Venable and infant sister, Carolyn Venable, preceded her in death.
Surviving are her husband, Jerry L Chase; two daughters, Christi Vaughn and husband, Eric and Whitney L. Chase; Chase stepson, Kevin Chase, all of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Hannah Vaughn, Caleb Vaughn, and Delaney Chase; her mother, Marie Quillen Venable, Gate City, VA; three brothers, Richard Venable and wife, Phyllis, Kingsport, Jerry B. Venable and wife, Lana, Weber City, VA, and Ron H. Venable and wife Glenda, Kingsport; sister-in-law, Dawn Larkin and husband, Terry and several nieces, nephews, and special aunts.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Services will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor David Salley officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 am. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 10:45 am. Pallbearers will be Kevin Chase, Gary Hensley, Terry Larkin, Jun Venable, Wes Venable and Andrew Cash. Linda Venable family lineage: Ralph and Marie Quillen Venable, James Hopkins and Emily Poston Quillen, Charles C. and Serepta McConnell Quillen, A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Clarice Elliott Clark
GATE CITY, Va. -Clarice E. Clark, age 88, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 29, 2007. She lived her last 3 years at the Kingsport Senior House that she enjoyed and loved very much. She was born on October 3, 1918 in Sullivan County. She was a member of Nottingham United Methodist Church. She retired after 38 years as head tester in the yarn lab at Eastman Chemical Company.
She was preceded in death by the late A. M. "Good Buddy" Clark, Gate City Police Chief who died on February 11, 1979, after 33 years of marriage; her parents, Steve and Lucy Gilkey Elliott; sisters, Nina Quillen and Lillian Elliott; brothers, Howard Elliott; Fred Elliott; and Charles Elliott. She is survived by her son Alvin M. Clark, Jr. and wife Linda of Gate City; sisters, Lucille Carrico and husband Clyde of Gate City and Eileen McConnell of Gate City; brother, Don Elliott and wife Norma of Long Wood, Fla.; a very special great-niece, Sara Grace Quillen; several nieces and nephews; very special friends Bobby and Darlene Berry.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the Colonial Funeral Home with the Reverend Jeff DeBoard. Music will be provided by the Voices of Salvation Singers. Graveside services were held at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Berry, Jeff Quillen, Bob Givens, James White, Virgil Sampson, and Jim Henderson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Chapman, Leo Hackler, and Clarence Catron.
McConnell lineage: Stephen A. and Lucy Lee Gilkey Elliott, Charles Wilson and Sara Drucilla Baker Elliott, Hampton and Lucinda D. McConnell Elliott, George Dingus and Martha Daugherty McConnell, George and Mary Polly Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Lucille “Lucy” Davenport
Kingsport, TN – Lucy Davenport, 86, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Friday April 27, 2007 at Sunbridge Hillside Nursing Home.
She was born in Dungannon, VA and was a faithful member of the Lynn Garden Baptist Church for more than 50 years where she served in many different capacities within the church. Lucy was a graduate of ETSU earning her teaching certificate and having taught 4th grade for over 30 years in the Sullivan County School System.

Eugene D. Daugherty
Nickelsville, VA - Eugene (Wild Bill) Daugherty went to heaven on Thursday (June 7, 2007) to he with Jesus and join his wife, Edith Daugherty, grandson, Jason Turner; granddaughter, Suzzette Counts; sisters, Bertha Hillman and Drucilla Minton; brother, Charlie Mack Daugherty; mother, Pearl Francisco Hurd; and father, William Wampler Daugherty.
He was born March 3, 1911 in Scott County, VA, where he resided for all his 96 years. He was a born again Christian and attended the House of Prayer Church and all the other local churches in the immediate area. He was a farmer who loved raising a garden and who was always happy to provide tomatoes, corn, and beans to anyone who needed them.
He raised tobacco, baled hay, plowed fields, and was well-known for the many barns he built throughout the county. But he was most famous for the molasses he made with an old horse-drawn cane mill he automated to be run by his tractor. He could take a piece of scrap and make an engine run, mowers mow, and anything that didn’t work he could fix without ever buying a new part for repairs.
He was a great husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather who dearly loved his children and grandchildren. He loved to tell stories to anyone that was around him and was always making them laugh.
He is survived by his daughters, Shelva Elliott, Yuma community, Patsy Robinson and husband, Henry Lee of Nickelsville, VA, Hilda Redwine of Dungannon, VA, Karen Turner and husband, Ronald of Gate City VA, Rhonda Snodgrass of Morrison City, Va.; and son, Gary Daugherty of Big Stone Gap, VA; sisters, Olene Gillenwater, Harriman TN, and Una Hartsock, Nickelsville, VA; sister-in-law Olene Daugherty Nickelsville, VA; 11 grandchildren, Lee, Coy, Carol, Tammy, Kathy, Kimberly, Glenda, Lisa, Greg, Shane and Cody; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Services were held at the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Weber City VA, with the Rev. Steve Collins and Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Music was provided by a nephew, Danny Whited and the musical group Shoreline. Burial was in the Francisco Cemetery in the “Big Moccasin” community.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Lee and Coy Robinson, Shane Kilgore, Cody Snodgrass, Greg Turner; great-grandsons, Shannon Greear and Kevin Robinson; and great-great grandson Seth Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers will by Cecil Curtis, John Fuller, Pat Fuller, Joe Benton Taylor, Mitch Taylor, Jim Francisco, Henry Lee Robinson and Ronald Turner.
The family would like to give a “special thanks” to the staff of The Oaks in Kingsport, the staff of the Brian Center of Weber City Va., and Dr Gregory Demotts and his stuff of Nickelsville, VA for the love and care they gave to this unique and kind man. The love and compassion they provided will always be remembered.
Family connection: father, William W. and Pearl Francisco Daugherty, Nathan O and Drusilla McConnell Dougherty, Henry M. and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Burlin Dingus
Mosheim — Burlin Dingus, age 92, of Weems Chapel Community, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Friday (July 6, 2007).
He was a retired coal miner and a member of Weems Chapel United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Alberta Dingus; his parents, John and Madell Dingus; two sons, Kenneth and Mike Dingus; one daughter, Ruth Sears; two brothers, Ralph and John Dingus; one sister, Nora Burgess,
Mr Dingus is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Marcia Dingus, of Kingsport David and Sharon Dingus, of Eninburg, VA, Burlin L. and Marcell Dingus, of Fulks Run, VA, Jerry and Carolyn Dingus, of Mosheim, TN, Jeffery and Christin Dingus of Greeneville, TN; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nora Dotson, of Ashburn, VA, Deborah and David Mahaffey, of Raleigh, NC., Donna and Rick Nesnow, of Bulls Gap, TN; one sister, Mary Shelby of Jenkins, KY; 28 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren and special friends, Bud Reed and Paul Long
The funeral service was held Monday at the Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home Mosheim Chapel with Rev. Charles Weatherly and Rev Danny Gregg officiating. Interment followed at Weems Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. His grandsons served as pallbearers.
A very special thanks to Lina, Denise, Tina, Shelby and Don of Adventa Hospice.
Family line: Burlin Benjamin Dingus, John Wise and Madelee Perigan Dingus, Emory Patrick and Alba Jane Powers Dingus, Henry W. and Nancy J. Culbertson Dingus, George and Margaret Addington Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George McConnell

Charles Philip Dingus
Charles Philip Dingus, age 91, of Martin, husband of Sue Ratliff Dingus, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin.
He was born May 6, 1915, in Martin, a son of the late William and Flora Mae Reynolds Dingus. He was a longtime educator in Floyd County, serving as both teacher and principal. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a former president of EKEA.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Philip Arthur Dingus of Martin; two daughters: Vivian L. McGarey and Phyllis Grace Scott, both of Martin; a stepdaughter, Lynn Woo of Charleston, South Carolina; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and nine step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Campbell Dingus; five brothers: Furman, Perk, Lewis, Reynolds, and Arthur Dingus; and three sisters: Blanche Dingus, Girdell Breeding, and Rhoda Crawford.
Funeral services for Charles Philip Dingus will be conducted, Wednesday, April 18, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Elders of the church officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dingus Family Cemetery, in Martin, with Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.
DINGUS/MCCONNELL CONNECTION: Phillip s/o Willliam and Flora Mae (Reynolds) Dingus, William s/o Charles Wesley and Nancy Jane (Flannery) Dingus, Charles s/o William and Mary (Green) Dingus, William s/o Philip and Nancy McConnell Dinges/us.

James Elmo Dingus
James Elmo Dingus April 16, 1927 - February 19, 2007 James Dingus passed away February 19, 2007 at Palisade Living Center after an illness, he was 79. Jim was born April 16, 2007 in El Centro, California from the union of Clayton and Sue King Dingus. He spent his childhood in Bakersfield, California. He was a Marine Corps and National Guard veteran and served honorably in World War II and the Korean War. On September 2, 1970, Jim married Margery J. Gardner in Las Vegas, NV, she survives. Jim and Margery moved to the Grand Junction area twenty three years ago coming from Las Vegas, NV where he served with the Las Vegas Police Department. He enjoyed square dancing, fishing and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife Margery of Palisade, CO and a sister; Yvonne Lancaster of Bakersfield, CA. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Orville Keith Dingus. Military honors will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, February 23, 2007 at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Memorial Contributions and cards of sympathy may be sent to Margery Dingus % Larry Schulz. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Martin Mortuary, son of James Clayton and Nellie Mae (King) Dingus, James s/o Henry Martin and Ellen Rosalie (Moore) Dingus, Henry s/o William and Mary Ann (Green) Dingus, William s/o Philip and Nancy (McConnell) Dinges/us

Jack Grable Dingus
Oklahoma City, was born on Dec. 18, 1958 to Jack Grable and Patricia Ann (Reed) Dingus of McDowell, KY. His life on this earth ended Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. A special thank you to Tariq Mahmood, M.D., Maria, Claudia, City Hospice, and Providence Home Health, and Midwest City Hospital nursing staff for their compassionate care. Jack & Karla moved to Oklahoma in July of 1982, and were married in Sept, 1982. They made their home in the Mid-Del area. Jack was employed by the Joseph C. Williams Co. for 17 years. In 2000 he joined the Wal-Mart Corporation until he became ill. Jack was active at Sooner Rose Elementary where he served as PTA president for 2 years and was 'Patron of the Year' for 2 years. Jack loved his church, Crest Baptist where he cooked breakfast every Sunday morning. He also taught class for the children on Wednesday nights. His passion was watching his son play football for the Carl Albert Titans.
Jack is preceded in death by his father, Jack G. Dingus, Sr., step-mother, Janice Griffith Dingus and step- father, Charles Frye, and uncle James Dingus. Jack was a devoted loving husband to Karla and a loving father to Jack, III (Munchie).
Other survivors include his mother, Patricia Ann Frye, of Alabaster, AL, 3 sisters, Cheri Ousley, Lexington, KY, Pam Howarah, Dayton, OH, Kim Fredrick, Alabaster, AL, 2 brothers: Kent Dingus, Prestonburg, KY, and Keith Dingus, Maytown, KY, 1 uncle: LeMayne Dingus, 1 aunt, Lisa Dingus all of Martin, KY, 2 step-grandmothers: Ann Griffith, and Rose Dingus, and numerous nieces & nephews.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at the Barnes & Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sunny Lane Cemetery. Published in The Oklahoman on 2/14/2007.
Jack Grable Dingus’ lineage: Jack Grable and Patricia Ann (Reed) Dingus, Reynolds James and Adie (Hall) Dingus, William M "Bill" and Flora May (Reynolds) Dingus, Charles Wesley and Nancy Jane (Flanery) Dingus, William and Mary Ann (Green) Dingus, Philip and Nancy (McConnell) Dinges/us

Chattie Martin Dingus
DINGUS, Chattie Martin, age 91, of Printer, died Sunday, October 1, 2006, at the Riverview Healthcare Center in Prestonsburg. Born July 5, 1915, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Amy Halbert Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Martin First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Dingus. Other survivors include a daughter, Merlene Dingus of Printer; a granddaughter, Amy Martin Shepherd of Printer; and a brother, Frank Martin of Printer. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Martin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 4, at 1 p.m. at the Drift Pentecostal Church, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Halbert Cemetery at Printer, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to local churches. (FCT’S 10-04-2006)
McConnell/Dingus connection - Chaddie wife of Edward Dingus, Elmon, James Henderson, William, Philip and Nancy McConnell Dinges/us

Elsie Dailey Buckler-Dingus
MANSFIELD — Elsie Dailey Buckler-Dingus, 68, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at home after a long illness. Her illness was with congestive heart failure.
She was born in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia at her favorite aunt’s house on a frosty morning on May 12, 1938 to John and Myrtle Beatrice (Adkins) Dailey. She was named after the mid-wife. Elsie moved to Carter County, Ky. at age 9. She married and came to Mansfield in 1955 and this had been her home since that time. She had worked at Five Cousins, Montgomery Ward and was a long-time employee at Sandy Hill. Elsie attended the Taylortown Community Church. She enjoyed cross-stitching, quilt making and reading. She also loved being outdoors.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Dennis McNary of Mansfield; one son, James Buckler Jr. of Marion; five stepchildren, Jimmy, Teresa, Mitchell, Danny and Bruce Dingus, and their spouses and families; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Allison), Jonathan (Ashley), Nathaniel, Bethany and Brittany McNary, and Danielle and Elizabeth Buckler; three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Spencer and Zoe; sister and brother-in-law, Nadine and Richard Stallard of Olive Hill, Ky.; sister-in-law, Bonnie Dailey of Mansfield; many nieces and nephews who will mourn her passing; former husband, James Buckler and loving cat, Taz. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Dingus and brother, Ronald Dailey.
McConnell/Dingus connection - James is son of Lacy and Pauline Shepherd Dingus, Lacy, Phillip Marion, Charles Westley, William, Philip and Nancy McConnell Dinges/us

James E. Preach Dingus
CASTLEWOOD, VIRGINIA - James E. “Preach” Dingus, 78, died Sunday, January 28, 2007 at his home. He was born in Dante, Virginia; son of the late Robert A. and Nannie Garrett Dingus. He was a retired miner, a member of U.M.W.A., and a member and past master of the Clinchfield Masonic Lodge #256 A.F. & A.M. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenzora “Glen” Dingus; and a grandson, Ernest Hensley.
He is survived by four daughters, Katherine Barnes and husband, Johnnie of Lebanon, Virginia, Debra Barton of Salem, Virginia, Sue Brown and husband, Danny of North Tazewell, Virginia, and Jeanette Moore and husband, Jimmy of Carlisle, Kentucky; one son, Jim Dingus and wife, Mary of Lacey’s Spring, Alabama; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for James E. “Preach” Dingus will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2007 in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, Virginia with Brother Fred Dingus, Rev. Jimmy Moore, and Rev. Jim Pratt officiating. Committal Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2007 in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Virginia. Family and Friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Dean Fletcher, Bill Stewart, Bill Fleenor, Don Chaffin, Ron Kiser, Larry Richerdson, and Bobby Holmes. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnnie Barnes, Jr. Thomas D. Hensley, Christopher Barton, Wesley Barton, James Dingus, Jr., Harold Markham, Jerry Tiller, and Larry Moore. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2007 in the Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Virginia with Masonic Services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday conducted by Clinchfield Masonic Lodge #256 A.F. & A.M.

Ralph A. Dingus
CLINCHPORT, Va. —Ralph A Dingus, 94, Clinchport, VA, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday (August 29,2006) at Ridgecrest Nursing Home, surrounded by his family and friends.
He was a born-again Christian and of the Baptist faith. He was a retired coal miner, carpenter and farmer until age 88, he was an avid ‘coon and fox Hunter and also enjoyed ginseng hunting and bee keeping.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne and Kenneth Dingus; his parents, Wise and Maydell Dingus; a brother, John Dingus and a sister, Nora Burgess.
Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Anna Laura Dingus, of the home; his children, Carol (Guy) Arwood, Duffield, Willard “Buck’ (Betty) Dingus, Lebanon, Paul James “Jimmy” (Jo) Dingus, Clinchport, Ronnie (Brenda) Dingus, Sr., Gate City Raymond (Jeanette) Dingus, Kingsport, Tenn., Judy (Richard “Dick’) Hoesly, Scottsboro, Alabama Falin, Cllnchport a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Dingus Williams, Clinchport; 16 grandchildren, Robert Hass, Mike Hass, Dennis Hass, Paula Ervin, Shelby Tomlinson, Sandy Jenks, Christy Lovem, Darren Dingus. Ronnie Dingus, Jr., Rhene Saez. Wendell Dingus, Wade Dingus. Jimmy Hoess Mark Dingus, Brian Dingus, Heather Hind; 22 great-grandchildren, eight great great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Shelby, Jenkins, Ky.; a brother, Burlin Dingus, Mosheim, Tenn.; special caregivers, Lizzie Johnson and Daisy McDavid; and special friends, Claude Carter, Mack Horton, Rev. Lubert and Folly Hammond and Vernon Bostic.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at 8p.m Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, VA with Rev. Daryle Hind and Rev. Ecke Herron officiating. Music was by the Kaylor’s Chapel Choir. Graveside services were conducted at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.
Ralph Dingus’ family line is: Ralph Dingus, John Wise and Madalee Perigan Dingus, Emory Patrick and Alba Jane Powers Dingus, Henry W. and Nancy J. Culbertson Dingus, George and Margaret Addington Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George McConnell

Roy Lee Dingus
Roy Lee Dingus, age 76, of Alley Valley Road, went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2007 after a long illness while at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
He was a life long native of Scott County (Ft. Blackmore) having been born March 16, 1931 a son of the late James Michel and Ellen Victory Babb Dingus. He was a longtime painter having been retired for many years. He also had previously been employed at City Market for approximately 16 years. He was a member of the Alley Valley Baptist Church and attended Log Cabin Church in Weber City, VA. He is preceded in death by his son: Eddie Dingus, a brother: George Dingus and 4 sisters: Mary Hensley, Lula Darnell, Phoebe Darnell and Myrtle Lanney.
Roy is survived by his wife, Cecile Quillen Dingus of the home; four daughters, Dorothy Crump and husband Chris of Jonesborough, TN, Shirley Derrick of Kingsport, TN, Kathy Hammonds and husband Dennis of Kingsport, TN, Norma Hurbert and husband Beverly of Bristol, TN; one son, Billy Dingus and wife Annette of Gate City, VA; two sisters, Hazel Carter and husband Roy of Rye Cove, VA, Gracie Frazier and husband Lawton of Clinchport, VA; one brother, Willie Dingus of Clinchport, VA; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other family members along with many friends also survive.
The funeral was held in the Scott County Funeral Home with Rev. Walker Darnell and Rev. Roy Lane officiating. Music was provided by the Lee Smith Singers. The committal service was on Friday morning, April 13, 2007 in the Harris Family Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA.
Pallbearers were Christopher Crump, Beverly Hurbert, Dennis Hammonds, Otie Rasnake, Pat Rasnake and Justin Dingus.

Charles C. Dougherty
Blountville – Charles Clifton Dougherty, 78, of Blountville passed away April 20, 2007 at his home after an extended illness. Charles was born April 5, 1929 Kingsport to the late James Claude and Mamie McClain Dougherty has resided in Sullivan County for mos of his life life . He was a United States Navy Veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Mason Dixon Company where he was a truck driver for 3O years. He was a Methodist and a member of the Catlett Masonic Lodge 35 F & AM.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Dougherty.
Surviving Charles are his wife, Eula Clark Dougherty of the home; daughter, Sherry Emmert and husband, Lawrence, of Blountville; sons, Charles
Dougherty and wife Linda, Blountville and Gray Dougherty and wife, Sherry of Kingsport; grandchildren, Nathan Emmert and wife Christian, NY, Evan Emmert, Blountville, Maggie Emmert, Blountville and Lea Dougherty, Kingsport; brother, Carrol Dougherty, California; sisters, Kate Warren, Weber City, VA and Beverly Fields, California; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted at 8 p.m. in the East Lawn Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Millard Johnson officiating. Military graveside services were conducted in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Blountville, by Charles DeWitt
Honorary Pallbearers will be David Warren, Freddie Warren, Edward Clendemn, Glen Feagins, Everette Cox, Freddie Thompson and Monty Lark
The family would like to thank Dr. Mack Matthews III, the nurses and staff with Kingsport Hematology-Oncology and Wellmont Hospice.
Charles Dougherty’s family line is: James C. and Mamie Dot McClain Dougherty, Nathan and Norma Fletcher Dougherty, Sylvester P. and Nancy Kilgore Dougherty, Nathan R. and Susannah R. McConnell Dougherty, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell

Maxie Dougherty
KINGSPORT Maxie “Emmie” Dougherty; 80, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Monday (April 9, 2007). She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Roy "Monk" Dougherty; Jr.; her parents: Nathan and Ollie Alley McConnell; sisters, Onie Cochran, Verda Harris, Lola McConnell, Edith Kiser, Carrie Carter, Ruth Collins, and Josie Blevins; brothers, Stuart McConnell, Ceburn H. McConnell, and Albert McConnell; and special friend, Irvin Anderson.
Surviving are one daughter, Tammy Burke and husband, Ron, Mount Cannel; two sons, Larry Dougherty and wife, Hester, Kingsport, Randy Dougherty and wife, Peggy, Kingsport; three grandchildren, April Dougherty, Joe Bates and Jason Dougherty, three great-grandchildren, Makayla Kirwan, Joe Bates and Gabriel Bates; special friend, Betty Dougherty, and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Thursday from 6 to 8p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport and at the home. Services were conducted on Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Grover Starnes and Pastor Marvin Lane officiating. Graveside services were conducted on Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Nephews served as honorary pallbearers.
Emmie’s family line is: Nathan and Ollie McConnell, Wm Patton and Rebecca Henry McConnell, George William and Mary Smith McConnell, Dr. A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Mildred Dougherty
KINGSPORT — Mildred Dougherty passed away Saturday (Feb. 24, 2007) after an extended illness with her family by her side. Born in Dante, VA, Mildred lived the majority of her life in Kingsport. In her earlier years, she worked with her late husband at Dougherty’s Radio and TV, and then later was a homemaker. She was a member of Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harold T. Dougherty, her parents, G.L and Mary Steffey, her infant son, Robert H. Dougherty, sister, Shirley Lane; and brother, Stanton Steffey.
She is survived by her two daughters, Becky Laws and husband, Gary of Johnson City, and Kay Crump of Nashville; her grandchildren, Joe Yates, Rhonda Brown, Leslea Colquitt, and Mary Wilhelm; great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Joe, and Holden Yates, Savannah and Alexis Colquitt. She is also survived by two sisters, Hattie Leach and husband, Joe, Jean Bright and husband, Alvie; two brothers, Bob Steffey and wife, Virginia, Vernon “Rat” Steffey and wife, Winonna “Winnie”; sister-in-law Jenni Steffey, and several nieces and nephews.
A special thank you is extended to niece, Pam Gentry; special friend, Paula McMillan; and care-givers of Wellmont Hospice who provided loving care and support during Mildred’s illness. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Daniel S. Clark officiating Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 1:45p.m. Pallbearers will be Joe Yates, Stan Steffey, David Leach, Mike Leach, John Gentry and Matthew Gentry.
Mildred Steffey Dougherty family connection: Hobson and Irene Vermillion Dougherty, James and Delia M. Dougherty Vermillion, Henry W. and Louisa McConnell Dougherty, John B. F. and Margaret Anne Elliott McConnell (Sr.)

Norma Lea Dougherty
“I have fought a good fight. I have finished the course; I have kept the faith.” 11 Timothy, Chapter 4 verse 7
Nickeslville, VA – Norma Lea Daugherty, 67 went to be with the Lord, with her family by her side, on Thursday January 25, 2007 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Dec. 31, 1939 a daughter of the late William Walter (Jackson Johnson and Emily Geneva Brickey Johnson. She attended Dunganon High School and graduated salutatorian of her class in 1957, was a member of the Dunganon High School Alumni, and attended East Carolina University in North Carolina. In May, 1957, she was united in marriage to Barto Glenn Daugherty, Jr. of Nickelsville, VA.
Norma was a charter member of the Nickelsville Eastern Star, Chapter 188 in which she held many offices in that chapter, being organist at the time of her death. She was instrumental in starting the “Angel Tree” for special children. She received her 25 year pin in August 2006, and held the office of electa, secretary, and worthy matron several times.
She received her EMT license in 1992 and joined the Nickelsville Rescue Squad at that time. Norma was employed by the Scott County School System for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nickelsville and attended Moore’s Memorial Church.
Norma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. A family member wrote, “Her wisdom love and caring heart will always live in our hearts.”
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Emilee Rayann Hazlett; brother, James Fred Johnson; uncle, George Graham Brickey, Jr.
Surviving are her husband, Barto Glenn Daugherty; Jr.; daughter, Patricia Harris and husband, Mark; sons, Roger Daugherty and wife, Melinda, Larry Frazier and wife, Karen; grandchildren, Jacqueline Meade and husband, Sam; Daniel Elliott, Andy Harris, Chandler Daughery, Dustin Daugherty, Brandon Daugherty, great-grandchildren, Tyler Hazlett, Haylee Hazlett, Brianna Elliott, Rylee Elliott; brother, Patrick Johnson and wife, Dana, niece, Wendy Johnson; nephews, Rev. William Patrick Johnson and Jonathan Johnson; aunt, Bonnie Hillman and husband, Johnny; uncle, Charles Johnson and wife, Ruth; step-aunt, Sona Bingham; step-uncle, Donnie Brickey; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Patrick Johnson and Rev. Steve Colins officiating. Eastern Star services will be held prior to the funeral. Music will be provided by William Patirck, Amanda Johnson and Joy Tubbs. Graveside services will be held on Sunday at Holston View Cemetery.
Her husband’s family connection is: Barto and Maggie McConnell Dougherty, Walter W. and Myrtle Vicars McConnell, Walter and Malissa A. Elam McConnell, William and Lydia Fugate McConnell,

Caitlyn Duncan
Caitlyn Elliott Duncan, 17, passed away on Monday August 28, 2006 at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Clive C. Elliott; and paternal grandfather, Bill Duncan. Surviving are her parents, Darrell R. and Sharon Elliott Duncan of Kingsport, maternal grandmother, Helen Elliott, paternal grandmother, Emily Duncan; aunts and uncles, Walter and Sandra Porter, James and Carolyn Flanary, Jim and Louise King; cousins, Terry Porter, Mark Flanary, Angela Harley and Kyler Harley. She leaves many special friends from Dobyns-Bennett Band, dance and school.
Caitlyn had an angelic smile. She loved her family, she was smart, funny and often gave hugs just for the joy of hugging. She enjoyed life and was extremely talented as a member of the Dobyns-Bennett Band and as a dancer at the Center for performing arts, The InterCity Ballet Theatre with the Nutcracker and Kingsport’s Show time.
Her legacy will be the thousands of lives she touched with her inspirational attitude, sense of humor, friendliness and caring personality. Although Caitlyn’s life on earth was brief, she accomplished her goals. She danced on wings of angels. Several scholarships will be established in Caitlyn’s honor.
Services were held at the Higher Ground Baptist Church of Kingsport with the Rev. Jack Edwards, Rev. John Brewster and Dr. Bob D. Lynch. The Kingsport Showtime Choir and Dobyns-Bennett Band provided music. Graveside services were conducted at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City VA.
Caitlyn’s McConnell connection is as follows: Darrell and Sharon Elliott Duncan, Clive and Helen Reed Elliott, Revecca Alice Elliott, Boyd and Jerusha Robison Stallard Elliott, John Hutchinson and Eliza D. Dougherty Stallard, Nathan R. and Susannah R. McConnell Dougherty, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell

Linda Lou Duncan
Thomasville, GA - Linda Lou Duncan, Thomasville, Ga. passed away at her residence on Friday, October 20, 2006.
Mrs. Duncan was born June 9, 1939 in Weber City, VA. She was a customer service manager for Hollister, Inc. She was the daughter of the late Hobert and Cora Vermilion Quillen.
On May 29, 1956 she married Robert R. Duncan, who survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters and son-in-laws, Robin and Bill Kelly of Palatine, IL., and Beth Ann and Jerry Jaskowiak, Spring Grove, IL, Ada Jane Thompson, Gurnee, IL, Cristie Williams, Kingsport, TN, Lisa Lepri, Clifton, NJ., and Linda McCormick, Cocoa Beach, FL; sisters, Katherine Williams, Clinton, TN, Betty Jo Wilhelm, Kingsport, TN, Ellen Jane Bowen, Gate City, VA; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family held a private memorial service at Jekyll Island, GA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Thomasville Humane Society, 180 Big Star Dr., Thomasville, GA, 31792.
Linda’s family line is: Hobart M. and Cora M. Vermillion Quillen, John Christopher and Martha J. McConnell, George Wm and Mary S. Smith McConnell, A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, Sheriff George

James H. Elliott
NICKELSVILLE, VA. — James H. Elliott, 80, Nickelsville, Virginia, entered into rest at his residence on (Feb. 10, 2007). He was born in Scott County, Virginia, on March 17, 1926 to the late Emory and Virgie Bond Elliott. Mr. Elliott was a World War II veteran in the US. Navy; serving in the South Pacific. Mr Elliott was a member of the Nickelsville Lodge # 173, a member of the VFW Post #3332, of Kingsport American Legion Hammond Post of GateCity Post #265.
In addition to his parents, his brothers, Charles Robert, E.R, Howard and Glen Elliott preceded him in death.
Surviving is his wife; Pauline Gilmer Elliott, of the home; two daughters, Joyce Oakes of Richmond, Virginia, Jane Green and husband, Chris of Fork Union, Virginia, one son, Michael Elliott and wife, Karla, of Fredericksburg Virginia, sisters, Lois Hardy, Bristol, Virginia, Marion Bundy and husband, Steve of Lebanon, Virginia, Frances Gilmer and husband, Charlie of Nickelsville, Virginia and Katherine Salyers and husband Wayne, also of Nickelsville, Virginia; one brother, Bruce Elliott and wife, Brenda, of Rogersville, Tennessee; five grandsons, three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter, along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. G.W. White and Rev. Wayne Meade officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Nickelsville Cemetery; Nickelsville, Virginia. Nickelsville Fidelity Lodge #173 will conduct Masonic gravesides services.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Gilmer, Billy Wayne Gilmer, David Gilmer, Anthony Austin, Lowell Williams, Charles Wayne Elliott, Pat Elliott, Bobby Neal Elliott and Gary Price.
Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Dougherty, Harold Frasier, Tim Quillen, Jack Meade, Gale Grigsby, Gary Addington, Bill Byington, mark Blanton, Roger Mustard, and Lowell Broadwater.
Family connection: parents – Emory Patton and Virgie May Bond Elliott, Robert Lee and Nora Alice McConnell Elliott, William P and Eliza J. Culbertson McConnell, Henry Morris and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell.

Mildred Irene Elliott
Gate City, VA - Irene Elliott, 93, went to be with the Lord at 2:30 am. Saturday (Feb. 3, 2007) while at her residence after a long illness. She was born June 13, 1916 and was the daughter of the late Frank and Monnie Salling Quillen. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Gate City, Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Earl Carmine (E. C.) Elliott; sisters, Mrs. Hansford (Myrtle Bell) McConnell and Mrs. Roy (Frankie Lee) Jane.
She is survived by her son, Jerry M. Elliott and wife, Freda Carol of Gate City, VA; two grandchildren, Marty Elliott and wife, Kellieann and Shannon Elliott, And fiancé, Shirley Beck; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home and other tune at the home of her son, Route 2, Gate City, VA. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral chapel with Rev. Ed Clevenger officiating. The committal service will be Tuesday at 11 am. in the Holston View Cemetery. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. for those services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, do Wanda Grills, 1217 Radcliff Avenue, Kingsport, TN, 37660.
The family wishes to say thank you to special caregivers, Kathy Sturgill and Brenda Salling and also to Wellmont Hospice for all the care and concern, but most of all love shown to Mom.
Family connection is through her husband, Carmine: son of Charles Wilson and Sarah Drucilla Baker Elliott, Hampton and Lucinda D. McConnell Elliott, George D. and Martha Dougherty McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell

Alvin (Bud) Evans
Coeburn, VA —William (Bud) Evans, 90, passed away Sunday, (June 24, 2007) in the Norton Community Hospital Norton, VA.
He was a retired coal miner employed by the Clinchfield Coal Company, a member of the UMWA and attended the Old Regular Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Jackson and Nannie Evans; his first wife, Gaynell H. Evans; and a son, William Vernon (Bill) Evans.
Surviving are his wife, Euva Marshall Evans; two sons, Robert L Evans and his wife, Arzata, of Carson, VA and Curtis H. Evans and his wife, Sharon, of Coeburn, VA; three daughters, Alva Jean Marshall and her husband, Bobby, of Utica, Mich., Brenda Austin, of Coeburn, VA and Deborah L. Smith and her husband, Eugene, of Nicklesville, VA; a brother, Vernon (Bush) Evans and his wife, Jewel, of Coeburn, VA; 12 grandchildren, Mike Marshall, Tim Marshall, Todd Marshall, Roger Marshall, Robert Evans, Roderick Evans, Terry Evans, Katherine Evans, Kimberly Kiser, Curtis Evans, Jessica Smith and Evan Austin; 25 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; step-children, Janice, Don and Susan; several step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to First Choice Home Health and caregivers: Rachel, Mary, Elizabeth and Edith.
Family lineage: Alvin Evans, William J. and Nancy “Nannie” Lawson Evans, George and Malinda Dean Lawson, Henry D. and Susannah Bond Lawson Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Cathy Smith Feagins
CHURCH HILL — Cathy Feagins,61, Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in Kingsport and had been a teacher for 39 years, and was Librarian at Volunteer High School in Hawkins County. Cathy attended Mt. Zion Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Emmitt Smith, Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Hurbert Feagins, Church Hill; daughters, Sarah Bellamy and husband Trevor, Laura Feagins, and Nora Barton and husband Jason; mother, Sue (Bond) Smith; grandchildren, Luke Bellamy Tucker Bellamy, Raenah Barton and Veda Barton, all of Church Hill.
Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Church Hill. Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Funeral home chapel, with Rev. Wayne Baker, Brother Steve Collins, and Louis Forrester officiating. Music was provided by the Gospel Travelers. Burial was on Tuesday at Church Hill Memory Gardens, Church Hill, TN. Pallbearers will be Trevor Bellamy, Jason Barton, Steve Newland, Jeff Peters, Larry Justis and Dale Carter.
Cathy Feagins’ family connection is: Emmett M. and Velma Sue Bond Smith, Jr., George W. and Bonnie E. Hillman Bond, William W. and Nancy E. McConnell, Henry Morris and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Brenda Fields
GATE CITY Va. — Brenda Katy Fields, 48, of the Yuma community went home to be with the Lord, on Monday (Aug. 21, 2006) at her residence. She was born in Sullivan County on December 23,1967 and was of the Baptist faith and a member of Durham’s Chapel Church, Mabe, VA.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert “Joe” Reed Alley; and nephew, Steven Dockery.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Fields, Jr., Gate City, VA; son, Scotty Anderson, Gate City, VA; mother, Laura E. Alley, Gate City, VA; sisters, Rev. Donald (Ruby) McDavid, Duffield, VA, Rev. Darryl (Rita Sue) Dockery, Gate City, VA and Freddie (Jewell Mae) Dockery, Dungannon, VA; brother, Gilbert R. (Joey) Alley, Jr., Gate City, VA; nephews, Tony Dockery, Jason Dockery and Brian McDavid; nieces, Jorita Ingle, Joana Hoover, JoKayla Dockery and Christina Pressnell.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Terry Rhoton and Rev Darryl Dockery officiating. Music will be provided by the Durhams Chapel Quartet and Durhams Chapel Choir

James R. Fink
Martinsville, VA – James Fink 76, Martinsville, VA, died Sunday, December 25, 2O06 at his home.
He was born May 5, 1930 to the late John Will Fink and the late Mary Stallard Fink in Scott County, Va. He served in the United States Air Force m the Korean Conflict. He was the former mayor of Gate City VA, and a funeral director with Gate City Funeral Home in Gate City, VA, and Tomlinson Funeral Home in Ridgeway VA. He worked for the Piedmont Aids Taskforce and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Artie Prillaman.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley B Fink, of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Cheryl Prillaman, High Point, N.C,, Kenneth and Missy Prillaman, Martinsville, N.C., Dwight Barbour, Fieldale, N.C., Tony and Karla Fink, Kingsport, TN; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen Fink, Gate City VA and Joan and Lannie Allen, San Antonio, Texas; brother and sister Paul and Bertie Mills; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at Roselawn Burial Park.
Family connection is: John Will and Mary E. Stallard, John R. and Elizabeth Strong Stallard, John H. and Eliza Dougherty Stallard, Nathan R. and Susannah R. McConnell Dougherty, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Easter Ann Lovell Fisher
Duffield, VA – Easter Fisher, age 95, of Duffield, VA formerly of Blackwater, VA passed away on Sunday September 10, 2006 at Ridgecrest Manor in Duffield, vA. She was born in Scott County, VA. She was a homemaker and a member of Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Fairview VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Worley Fisher, parents, James Monroe Lovell and Laura Jane Gilliam Lovell; sister, Ethel Lovell Dockery; brothers, Worley Lovell and Abraham Lovell; nieces, Matilda Lane and Mary Ann Leonard; nephews, Walter Lovell and J. M. Lovell.
Nephew Matthew and wife, Kathy Lane survived Ms. Fisher; and nieces Belle Lane, Gladys Rutherford, Eva Joan Callahan, Kathleen Bullock, Marie Collier; nephews, Glen Lovell, Ed Dockery, and Mack Dockery; and sister-in-law Ruth Booher and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City conducted the funeral services in their chapel. Music was provided by Glen Lovell. Graveside services were conducted at Holston View Cemetery.

Wade Fisher
GATE CITY, VA -Wade Fisher, 33, of the Midway community, passed away Saturday (April 4, 2007). He was born in Kingsport on Feb. 17, 1974. He was employed as a roofer and attended Midway Memorial United Methodist Church. He enjoyed doing mechanic work, reading, hunting and spending time with his dogs Adoff, Junior, Sassy and Jewell. Wade had several talents, including art, carpentry and cooking.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Fisher; sister, Connie Anderson; paternal and maternal grandparents.
Surviving are his mother, Rowena Vermillion Fisher; sisters, Barbara Stromberg, Kingsport, Anna Edwards and husband, Michael, Gate City, Va., Janet Sapp and husband, Michael Davidson, Gate City, Va., Mary Elizabeth Sapp, Greeneville; brother, James Sapp, Gate City, VA; several nieces, nephews and special friends.
A celebration of life was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Midway Memorial United Methodist Church. Bro. Clyde Dean gave the eulogy at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Colonial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 68, Gate City, Va. 24251.
Wade’s family connection: Carl Wade and Rowena Vermillion Anderson, Archie and Alpha Blanche Stallard Vermillion, William R. and Nancy Elbanida Akers Stallard, John Hutchinson and Eliza D. Dougherty Stallard, Susannah McConnell Dougherty, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell. And through Archie B. Vermillion: Elbert R. and Elizabeth V. McConnell Vermillion, William H. and Manerva L. Smith McConnell, Thomas James McConnell, Nancy McConnell, Emigrant George McConnell

Shirley Dougherty Foster
Weber City, VA – Shirley Dougherty Foster, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 22, 2006 at her residence. She fought a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
She was born July 6, 1934, a daughter of Elsie and the late Jack Dougherty of Nickelsville, VA. She was an active member of Holston View United Methodist Church, serving as choir director for several years and helping keep the nursery.
She is a 1951 graduate of Nickelsville High School and a 1955 graduate of Milligan College. She moved to Sebring FL to start a career as a school teacher. There she met her late husband, Lewis Herley Foster. After marriage, they moved to Weber City, VA and she taught school at Gate City High School and Middle School for 27 years. She coached the Lady Blue Devils in volley ball and basketball for several years. She was well loved by all her students and players.
She is survived by her son, Dwayne Foster and wife. Janet, Kingsport, TN; daughters, Donna Idom and husband, Paul, Nashville, Darlene Renfroe and husband Eric, Proctorville, Ohio; six grandchildren, Matthew Idom, Brian Idom, Andy Foster, Tucker Foster, Rachel Renfroe and Alex Renfroe; mother, Elsie Dougherty, Nickelsville, VA; two brothers, Ronald Dougherty and wife Bertie, Ashville, NC, Winfred (Bill) Dougherty and wife Billie, Phoenix, AZ; one sister, Ramona Rodriguez and husband Bill, Wichita Falls, Texas; several nieces and nephews; along with many friends.
Funeral services will follow at Holston View United Methodist Church, Weber City, VA with Rev. Ken Pierce and Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Music was provided by her church family. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Holston View Cemetery. Her grandchildren served as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Building Fund at Holston View United Methodist Church, P0. Box 2278, Weber City Va 24290.
Family line: Jack and Elsie Juanita Frazier Dougherty, James R. and Drusilla Pearl McConnell frazier, W. and Malissa A. Elam McConnell, William and Lydia D. Fugate McConnell

Shirley Mellons Frazier
Shirley Mellons Frazier, 71, of Kingsport passed away on Saturday September 9, 2006 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a graduate of Lynn View High School. Shirley was previously employed with Kingsport Press and Tennessee Eastman. She was a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Nora Carroll Mellons; sister Fay M. Light; two brothers, Gen Mellons and Jack Mellons.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, James M. Frazier and daughter, Jamie Richardson and husband, Anthony; grandchildren, Lauren and Tyler Richardson; sisters, Dana Pratt and Joanne Gray and husband, Norman; two brothers, Arthur Mellons and wife, Betty, Glenn Mellons and wife, Jane; sisters-in-law, Janice Mellons, Francis Mellons, Elise Dougherty, Evelyn Frazier; brother-in-law, Wallace Light and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Carter-Trent Funeral Home with graveside services held at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Shirley Frazier’s connection to the McConnell family is through her husband, James McConnell Frazier, James R, and Drusilla Pearl McConnell Frazier, W. and Malissa A. Elam McConnell, W. and Lydia D. Fugate McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Anna Mae Gillenwater
Anne Mae McConnell Gillenwater, 95, slipped away on September 6, 2006 at Asbury Place in Baysmont, Kingsport. She was born December 4, 1910 in Scott County VA, the daughter of William Leonard and Bertha Alice Smith McConnell.
We, her children, always enjoyed hearing stories of her childhood and the games the children played. She was the type of mother who could make any chore a joy as she taught her family the pleasure that comes in working together.
Even though Mother didn’t attend college, she never lost her love for learning and was an avid reader for all her life. She read to us daily and made us love learning also. She loved the Scriptures and in the evening after everyone was in bed, she would take out her Bible and read.
Mother and daddy had a long happy life together. They were best friends as well as husband and wife. They enjoyed each other’s company and did many things together, from golfing to camping to fishing.
Mother loved her home and family. Even though it was a humble home, she made it feel like a palace. There was no better cook, no better seamstress, and truly no better mother anywhere. She took an active part in the community and church. She was a member of the Gate City Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for several years. She was also a Cub Scout den leader and a Girl Scout troop leader. She served faithfully for eight years in the Gate City Band Boosters Club. If there was ever a need for service in the community, Mother was one of the first to help. She helped prepare many meals for the Methodist Men’s Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 55 years, Robert Cossie Gillenwater in 1986; and two infant sons, Bobby Leon Gillenwater, and Leo Gillenwater; six sisters, Norman Eugenia Fogleman, Lelia Ruth Gillenwater, Alma Lileth Henry, Rita Claire Wilson, Evangeline Carroll and Bertha Alice McConnell; four brothers, Ralph Emerson McConnell, Samuel Patton Mcconnell, Miles Wilburn McConnell, and William Leonard McConnell, Jr.
She is survived by two daughters; Myralin Anne Trayer and David and Patricia June and Dennis Mott; one son, Richard Curtis and Janice Gillenwater; six granddaughters, Carol Trayer Orwin, Catherine Trayer Shafer; Dianne Trayer Norris, Melissa Mott Quattlebaum, Lora Mott Lee, and Kristy Gillenwater Nichols; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family is grateful to the staff at Ashbury Place for their tender, loving care of mother for the last five years.
A celebration of her life was held at the Gate City United Methodist Church on September 8, 2006 with interment on Saturday at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.
Anna Mae’s family line is: William L. and Bertha Alice Smith McConnell, Sylvester P and Lucy Stowers McClellan McConnell, George D. and Martha Dougherty McConnell, Rev George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Elwood Buster Gillenwater
Wise, VA – Elwood Buster Gillenwater, 71, formerly of Scott County, Va went to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, February 7, 2007 while at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Clintwood VA after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 31, 1935 in Scott County, Va and was the son of the late Wiley Everett Gillenwater and Carrie L. Addington Gillenwater Easterling. He was a retired factory worker.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Hubert and Loyd Gillenwater; sister, Mary Eastering, and a half-brother, Ray Easterling.
Surviving are his two sons, Clinton Gillenwater and Wiley Gillenwater of Cloumbus GA. He also has several grandchildren; one sister, Grace Lane and husband, Kenny of St. Joseph, MO; two half-sisters, Faye Hartsock and husband, Jack and Ina Hartsock and husband Sammy, of Hiltons, VA; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held in the East Chapel of the Scott county funeral Home with Pastor Layton Bentley officiating. Music was provided by the Lee Smith Singers. Burial was in the Gillenwater Cemetery, Fort Blackmore, VA.
Family connection: Wiley E. and Carrie Lee Addington Gillenwater, Lewis P. M. and Mary F. Meade Addington, George W. and Rosanna D. McConnell Addington, Henry Morris and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Marie Gillenwater
FORT BLACKMORE, Va. - Marie Strong Gillenwater, 67, Fort Blackmore, VA, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Oct 26, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen T. Strong and Thelma Stewart Strong husband Johnny B. Gillenwater in 2000 and her grandson, Josh Currier, in 2004 Marie was a very special lady, loving and beloved wife, mother “granny”, friend, and member of Ft. Blackmore United Methodist Church. She will be dearly missed.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Jim Curner, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Carolyn and Gary Bowen, Duffield, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry Glen and Hensley Gillenwater, Dungannon, Va.; grandchildren, Israel Currier, Justyn Gillenwater, Ashley Young and husband, Chuck; and Marko Jovanovic; great-grandson, Avery Young; brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith and Leona Gillenwater, Reno, NV, Bryce and Faye Gillenwater, Lebanon, VA, and Paul and Linda Gillenwater, Kingsport, TN; and by many special friends and family members.
Services were conducted in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral home, with Rev. Ed Blair and Rev. Jeff De Board officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Stallard Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dungannon High School Alunmi Scholarship Fund or to a charity of your choice.
Marie Strong Gillenwater’s family line is: Glenn Thompson and Thelma Stewart Strong, A. Pridemore and Myrtle N. Stallard Strong, Carson E. and Louisa M. Frazier, John Hutchinson and Eliza D. Dougherty Stallard, Nathan R. and Susannah R. McConnell Dougherty, Sheriff George and Susanna Schnaebeli McConnell.

Charles H. Gray, Sr.
ROGERSVILLE — Charles H. Gray, Sr., of Rogersville, passed away on Friday morning, February 16, 2007, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Charles was born in Dayton, Ohio where he lived all of his life before moving to Rogersville for the past 15 years. He retired from General Motors.
His son, Charles H. Gray, Jr., preceded him death.
Charles H. Gray, Sr. is survived by his wife, Nellis Gray; his grandsons, Charles H. Gray, III, and C. Alexander Gray; a great-grandson, Dominic Gray; his daughter-in-law, Ann Gray; a sister and two brothers; along with his best friend, John Giles.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA.
Family connection is through Charles H. Gray’s wife, Nellis: James W. and Nora Ella Smith Quillen, Abraham Berry and Rosa L. Dougherty Smith, Thomas M. and Martha McConnell Smith, A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell.

Kristie Michelle Dingus Gross
COEBURN, VA Kristie Michelle Dingus Gross, 28, passed away Saturday, (May 05, 2007, at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, VA.
She was born in Wise County VA on Sept. 4, 1978. Kristie was a graduate of’ Rye Cove High School Class of 1996 where she excelled in basketball, volleyball, and softball, and was a member of the high school band. She attended Clinch Valley College and was a graduate of Mountain Empire Community College. She was a member of the National Guard Army Reserve. Kristie attended Thomas Village Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ray “Monk” Dingus and brother, Michael Bostic.
Surviving are her husband, Harold David Gross, Coeburn; daughter, Hayley Gross, Huxley, Iowa; son, Devin Gross, Huxley, Iowa; mother, Mary Joyner Dingus, Huxley, Iowa; sister, Kim McLelland and husband Curt, Huxley, Iowa; stepson, Brian Gross, Wise.
Services were held at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City VA with Evangelist Garry Hood and Bro. Kenneth Neeley officiating. Music was provided by the Garry Hood Family Singers.
Military graveside services were held at Holston View Cemetery Weber City VA with honors by American Legion Hammond Post ##3 Gate City Post #265 and Virginia National Guard. Serving as pallbearers were Kenny Dingus, Gary Gross, Rocky Adkins, Tommy Gross, Barry Brown, and Don Gross.
Kristie Michelle Gross family connection is: Ray Edward Dingus spouse, Mary Ruth Joyner, Benton and Rissie Casteel Dingus, George W. and Margaret Thompson Dingus, Thomas J. and Mariah J. Babb Dingus, Catherine Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George McConnell

Joseph Vernon Hicks, Sr.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joseph Vernon Hicks, Sr., 85 of 1529 Edgemont Avenue, Bristol, Tenn., passed away Saturday, (April 28, 2007) at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. Born August 11, 1921, in Scott County VA, he was the oldest of nine children of the late Lee Roy Hicks and the late Ona Kilgore Hicks.
In the late thirties, Mr Hicks was employed in the last Conservation Core, a government program created under President Roosevelt during the depression years. In his earlier years, he was a caregiver and devoted much time and help in his mother’s work - who owned Hicks Nursing Home in Bristol. He was a disabled decorated veteran of World War II, which he fought in three baffles. Mt Hicks served in the 176th Signal Company under General Douglas McArthur. He was also awarded with the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, World War U Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with One Bronze Service Star Honorable Service Lapel Button World War II and Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Edith Christine Cole Hicks, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and caregiver, one sister, Mile Hutchinson and her husband Garnett one brother, Lee Roy Hicks, Jr.
He is survived by one son, Joseph Vernon Hicks, Jr., Bristol; one granddaughter, Lisa Jo Hicks and fiance’, Ernie Cox, Bluff City; former daughter-in-law, Patricia Campbell Nickels, Bluff City; three brothers, Emory Hicks and wife, Geneva, Panama City Beach, Fla., Rex (Tommy) Hicks and former wife, Helen Flores, Bristol, Ezra Hicks and wife, Margie, Bristol; three sisters, Faye Addmgdon and late husband, Darrell, Nell Whitzel and late husband, Ralph- Kingsport, Louise McDevitt and husband, Jim (Bud), Bristol, Va.; also several nieces and nephews; two special friends of the family, Wesley F. Taylor and Ms. Alma Elmore also from Bristol.
A funeral mass was held Tuesday at St Anne Catholic Church with Rev. Timothy E. Keeney officiating. Graveside services followed at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, Va., with full military honors conducted by the Bristol VFW Honorguard.
Pallbearers will be Bob Addingdon, Gary Addingdon, Steven Addingdon, Anthony Hicks, David McDevitt, Shane Smith, Rev. Garry Cole, Lonnie Cole, Bob Statzer, Johnny Statzer, Ray Umbarger, Ronnie Umbarger, Johnny Ruthledge, Johnny White, Bill Sullins and Terry Cornett.
Joseph Hicks’ family connection: Lee and Ona Kilgore Hicks, William Patton and Lillie D. Harris Kilgore, Nathan and Jane A. Dingus Kilgore, George and Margaret Addington Dingus, Philip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George McConnell.

Ray J. Hillman
DEFIANCE, Ohio -Ray J. Hillman, 82, of Defiance, Ohio, died Saturday (April 21, 2007) at the Defiance Area In-patient Hospice Center.
He was born Oct. 18, 1924 in Scott Co., Va., and was the son of Walson and Bertha Isaac Hillman. In 1944, he married Lilly Irene Henry, who survives.
Mr. Hillman was preceded in death by three brothers, Emerson, Willie and James Hillman; and two sisters in infancy.
Other survivors include two daughters, Donna Rohdy and Lisa - David - Mansell, both of Defiance Ohio; two brothers, Johnny Hillman of Nickelsville VA, and Buford Hillman of Rockford IL; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were conducted at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home in Defiance, Ohio. 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Ray’s family connection: Alfred Walson and Bertha Isaacs Hillman, John Wesley and Sabra Dingus Hillman, John H. and Louemma Gibson Dingus, William and Lucy Stallard Dingus, John and Nancy Compton Dingus, Philip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George Dingus

Mary Kate Holbrook
COEBURN, Va. — Mary Kate Culbertson Holbrook; 93, died Thursday (Nov. 2, 2006) at Wellmont Hospice in Bristol, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late W.M. and Maude Culbertson, Sr., and was also preceded in death by her husband, Garland Holbrook; four brothers and one sister.
Survivors include three daughters, Yvonne Powers and husband, Gearl of Coeburn; Phyllis Curtis; and husband, Cecil, Nickelsville, Kaye Hooper, and husband, Leonard, Easley, SC; three sons, Rudy G. Holbrook; and wife, Judy, Coeburn, R. Gerald Holbrook and special friend, Judy, Collinsville, VA, and Larry L Holbrook; Bulls Gap, and Nancy, South Hill, VA; sister-in-law, Ruth Powers Culbertson, Richlands, VA; special friends, Shirley Shell, Don and Frances Collins; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and eight step great-grand children; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, VA, with funeral service 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Les Ritchie officiating. Burial was at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton, VA on Monday. The family will meet at the funeral home at 11 am and will leave in procession. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mary’s Chapel, P.O. Box 989, Coeburn, Va. 24230.
Mary Kate’s family connection: William and Maude Kilgore Culbertson,

David Huff
David H. Huff, 72, Defiance, died Friday evening, October 27, 2006, in Defiance Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 9, 1934, in Elk Creek, Va., the son of Charles and Leatha (Evans) Huff. In 1957, he married Betty Scott, who died in 2001. He retired from GM Powertra after 42 years and was a member of Second BaptIst Church., where he was an usher.
Surviving are two sons, David (Gina) of Oakwood and John (Monica), Holgate; three daughters, Gwen (Scott) Roth and Lesa Foster of Ayersville and Teresa Kukasky, Phoenix, AZ; a brother, Don (Marie), Fort Jennings; two sisters, Hazel Hudson of Kingsport, TN, and Louise Maples, Coeburn, VA; and 12 grand children and eight great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Otis; and three sisters, Bess Canada, Shirley Kiser and Mabel Hernandez. Services were on Tuesday in Second Baptist Church with Rev. Max Begley officiating; burial was in Ayersville Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the church or Ayersville Athletic Boosters. Submitted by Peggy Roop
Family line is: Charlie and Leatha Evans Huff, William Jackson and Nancy Lawson Evans, George S. and Malinda Dean Lawson, Henry D. and Susannah Bond Lawson, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Suanna Schnaebeli McConnell.

Shirley Ann Hunt
FT. BLACKMORE, VA — Mrs. Shirley Ann Hunt, 69, Route 1, Ft. Blackruore, Va., entered into rest Friday (Aug. 18, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Mrs. Hunt was born in Wood, VA on Feb. 21, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Hester Odgen and Lillian Mae Blevins Trent.
Her parents and a sister, Beaulah Jean Blevins preceded Mrs. Hunt in death.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene Hunt, Ft. Blackmore, VA; three daughters, Sherry, Indianapolis, MD, Elizabeth Ann Hunt, Ft. Blackmore, Va. and Honda Jean Hunt, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; three sons, Ronald Wayne Hunt, Dungannon, VA, Jeffrey Bud Hunt and wife, Melissa, Dungannon, VA, and Richard Joel Hunt and wife, Miranda, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren, Melissa, Marybeth, Melinda, Brandon, Shawn, David, Hunter, Truman and RJ; great-grandchildren, Chaille, Chandler and expectant grandson, Brian Leon; brother, James Blevins, Newnan, Ga.; one niece, Jody and nephews, Brett and Brian.
Services were conducted at the First Baptist Church of Dungannon with the Rev Larry Beavers officiating. Ronda Hunt provided the music. Graveside services were conducted on Sunday at the Flanary Cemetery, FL Blackmore, VA. Shawn Hunt David Hunt Dawson Hicks, Brian Blevins, Buford Reed and Michael Howington will serve as pallbearers. Buford SaIling and Bill Sailing will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Hannah Ruth Gilliam James
COEBURN, Va. — Hannah Ruth Gilliam James, 81, died Monday, October 23, 2006 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Wise, VA.
She was the daughter of the late Lee Roy and Lecta Gilliam and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert James.
Survivors include two daughters, Geneva Hunnicutt, Norton and Mrs. Hobart (Nola) Jones, Church Hill; three sons, Roy Allen James and wife, Debbie, Huntington, WV, Leon James, and wife, Mary Ann, Ubert, KY, and Morris James and wife, Glenda, Coeburn, VA; one sister, Leona Owens, Lehigh, FL; and one brother, Roy Gilliam, Richmond, VA; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted in the Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. McCracken officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Coeburn, VA.
Husband, Robert James’ family line is: Robert and Mary Della McConnell James, George William and Mary A. Smith McConnell, A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Dorothy Ilene Johnson
WEBER CITY, Va. — Dorothy Ilene) Johnson, 72, passed away Thursday (Sept 21, 200ff) at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Ilene was born Feb. 15, 1934 and was a graduate of Shoemaker High School in 1951. She worked for the Scott County School System at Weber City Elementary School in the cafeteria. She participated with Mountain Empire Older Citizens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Elma Williams; son, Tommy Lynn Johnson, infant sister, Judith Ann Williams; and one brother, Hansel Williams.
Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Russell K ‘Tommy’ Johnson; three daughters, Sue Fletcher and husband Tim, Nickelsville, Va., Christy Johnson, Weber City VA, and Mitzi Owens and husband Phil, Hiltons, VA; three grandchildren, Tyler Fletcher, Samuel and Emily Owens; two sisters, Frances “Frank” Sluss and husband David, Church Hill, and twin sister, Jean Kaylor, Church Hill; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Rasnick, Snowflake, and Erma Bray, Kingsport; brother and sister-in-law, Rudolph and Bertie Johnson, Surgoinsville; special aunt and uncle, Ewell and June Hammonds, Kingsport special friend and caregiver, Robin Sexton, several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Services were held at the at Colonial Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Darrell Fletcher and Rev. John Sheppard officiating. Music will be provided by the Holder Family. Graveside services were conducted at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tyler Fletcher, Samuel Owens, Lee Kaylor, Eugene Gray, David Gray and Mack Edwards.
Dorothy Williams Johnson’s family line is: Monroe and Elma Hammonds Williams, Kenneth and Katherine McConnell Hammonds, Nathan D. and Amanda C. Alley McConnell, A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, Preacher George and Mary McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Alba Akron Kilgore Jones
BAILEYTON — Alba Akron Kilgore Jones, 88, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, January 10, 2000 at Holston Valley Medical Center.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Alden Jones of Baileyton. Alba and Alden met on Valentine’s Day 1948 and were married on Aug. 24 of the same year. Alba is also survived by two daughters, Louise Jones of Maggie Valley, N.C., and Imogene Jones Cloar of Baileyton; son-in-law, Campbell Cloar, one honorary daughter, Amy Leonhart of Maggie Valley, N.C.; two granddaughters, Alice Cloar of Knoxville and Erin Cloar of Mililani, HI; one grandson, Nick Cloar of Baileyton; and two brothers, Emory Kilgore and wife, Edith of Kingsport and Barnie Kilgore and wife, Dorothy of Nickelsville, Va.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Baileyton with the Rev. David Tydings, the Rev. Jerry Hall, the Rev. Richard Cassidy and the Rev. Robert Lutz officiating. Alba will lie in state for 30 minutes before the service. Interment will be in the Zion Cemetery of Baileyton. Memorial donations may be made to Gideon’s International.
Family connection is: Henry David and Maude Lillie Wampler Kilgore, Nathan D. and Nancy M. Meade Kilgore, Jacob and Susannah S. Stallard Meade, James Monroe and Elizabeth Fisher McConnell Stallard, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell.

Grace Kilgore
COEBURN, Va. — Grace Audrey Farmer Kilgore, 84, passed away Sunday (May 20,2007) at her home.
She was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Order of Eastern Star Coeburn Lodge #153.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Hobart and Rosie Farmer; two brothers, Bob Fanner and Bill Farmer; a sister, Mario McCoy; and a grandson,
Michael Kilgore.
Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Verl W. Kilgore Sr.; six sons, Verl Warren Kilgore, Jr. of the home, James (Jim) Kilgore and his wife, Sue, Ronnie Joe Kilgore and his wife, Sherry, Larry Kilgore and his wife, Sue, Denny Kilgore and his wife, Diana and Benny Kilgore all of Coeburn, VA; six grandchildren, Jeff Kilgore and his wife, Tammy of Coeburn, VA, Krystal Bruce and her husband, Pat of Bristol, V, Rebecca Austin and her husband, John of Castlewood, Va., Chad Kilgore and his wife, Angela of Abingdon, Va., April Kilgore of Coeburn, Va., and Brandi Stanley and her husband, Jamie of Coeburn, Va.; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held at the Sturgill Funeral Home Coeburn, with the Rev Marty Puckett, Brother Les Ritchie and Pastor Gary Pete Perdue officiating.
Graveside Services was conducted 11 am. Wednesday at the Laurel Grove Cemetery Norton, VA.
Grace Farmer Kilgore’s family connection is through her husband, Verl: Verl W. and Grace Farmer Kilgore, Emmett J. and Erna Kilgore, John M. and Eliza Jane McConnell Kilgore, Henry Morris and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell

Verl Warren Kilgore, Jr.
Coeburn, VA - Verl Warren Kilgore Jr. 64, passed away Tuesday (May 29, 2007) at his home. He was preceded in death by his mother - Grace Audrey Farmer Kilgore and a nephew, Michael Kilgore.
Surviving are his father, Verl W. Kilgore, Sr.; five brothers, James (Jim) Kilgore and his wife, Sue, Ronnie Joe Kilgore and his wife, Sherry Larry Kilgore and his wife, Sue, Denny Kilgore and his wife, Diana and Benny Kilgore, all of Coeburn, VA; nephews and nieces , Jeff Kilgore and his wife, Tammy of Coeburn, VA, Krystal Bruce and her husband, Pat of Bristol, VA, Rebecca Austin and her husband, John of Castlewood, VA, Chad Kilgore and his wife, Angela of Abingdon, Va., April Kilgore of Coeburn, VA and Brandi Stanley and her husband, Jamie of Coeburn, VA; and seven great-nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted in the chapel of the Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, VA with the Rev. Marty Puckett, Brother Les Ritchie and Pastor Gary Pete Perdue officiating
Graveside Services were held at the Laurel Grove Cemetery Norton, VA.
Lineage: Verl W. and Grace Farmer Kilgore, Emmett J. and Erna Kilgore, John M. and Eliza Jane McConnell Kilgore, Henry Morris and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell

Jason Kilgore
GATE CITY, Va. —Jason Glen Kilgore, 29, of Gate City, Va., passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (July 18, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born in Kingsport, but had lived all his life in Scoff County, VA. A graduate of Gate City High School, he played football as an all-state center. Jason attended Virginia Tech and was a member of The Delta Chi Fraternity. He coached little league football for five years and was the offensive line coach at Twin Springs High School for the past three years.
Jason worked at Eastman in materials handling of the Acid Division.
Football was his passion, but he also enjoyed golf, fishing, and four-wheeling. As much as he loved football, nothing could compare to his love for his family.
His maternal grandfather, G. B. “Barney” Sallee, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Kimberly Davis Kilgore; one daughter, Lyndsey Hagood; one son, Logan Hagood Kilgore,; his father and mother, Ray and Patricia Kilgore of the Yuma community; a brother and sister-in-law, Nathan and Bobbie Kilgore, Yuma, VA; one nephew, Ethan Cash Kilgore; maternal grandmother, Dorethea Sallee, Kingsport paternal grandparents, Giles and Gladys Kilgore, Kingsport; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Barbara and Wayne Davis, Mount Carmel; his best friend, Jim Fitzpatrick; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends.
Services were held on Saturday at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes with Pastor Will Shewey officiating.
Family line: Jason Glen Kilgore, Ray Glen and Patricia Sallee Kilgore, Giles Nathan and Gladys Compton Kilgore, James M. and Lizzie Price Kilgore, Nathan D. and Jane Dingus Kilgore, George and Margaret Addington Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George McConnell

Donald Curtis Kiser
Donald C. Kiser, 47, passed away Saturday May 26, 2007, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center Bristol, TN.
He was an Ordained Pentecostal Minister and before his disability he was an electronic technician.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby A. Kiser.
Surviving are his loving wife of twenty-five years, Murleen Bates Kiser; his mother, Ilah Vanover Kiser of Wise; a sister, Carol Culbertson of Coeburn; a niece, Lola Flanary and her husband, Shon of Church Hill; a great niece, Savannah Raine Flanary of Church Hill; two special friends, Mike and Teresa Flanary; a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were conducted on Wednesday in the chapel of the Sturgill Funeral Home with Rev. R.L. Crawford and Pastor Glenn Hammacker officiating. Burial followed in the Wise Cemetery Wise, VA. Sturgill Funeral Homes 1621 Norton Road S.W. Wise, VA was charge of arrangements.
Family Connection: Donald Curtis Kiser, Bobby Argales and Ilah J. Vanover Kiser, Noah and Edith F. McConnell Kiser, Nathan C. and Ollie Willis McConnell, Wm Patton and Rebecca Henry McConnell, George and Mary Smith McConnell, Dr A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

ERNEST C. ‘ERNIE’ LAWSON
Ernest C. “Em” Lawson 93, of St. Paul, died Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2006) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Carson and Eliza Jane Lawson; his wife, Eula Mays Lawson, and four daughter, Betty Lawson Meade, Georgia Lawson Meade, Glynis Lawson Robinson and Mary Lawson Gatewood.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Eastwood, Chesterfield, VA, Eunice Peatross, Richmond, VA, Kay Seay, Glen Allen, VA; five sons, Carson Lawson, Harold Lawson, Ray Lawson, Jeffery Lawson and Jerry Lawson, all of St. Paul; 17 grandchildren; one special granddaughter, Debra Meade; 22 grandchildren; and a host of friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with funeral services at 8 pm, with the Rev. Les Ritchie and the Rev. Shelton Meade officiating. Burial will be at Lawson Cemetery on Sandy Ridge in St. Paul on Thursday, Aug. 24.
Ernest C. Lawson’s family line is: Robert Carson and Eliza Jane Bise Lawson, Henry D. and Susannah Bond Lawson, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Susanna Schnaebeli McConnell

Hubert Lawson
ST. PAUL, Va. -Hubert Lawson, 75, died 'Tuesday (March 27 2007) at Hummingbird Retirement Home, Lebanon, Va.
He was born in Wise County VA, and was the son of the late Lowell and Dora Sutherland Lawson.
He is survived by his wife Georgia Kilgore Lawson; two brothers, Rev. Leon Lawson of Coeburn, VA, and Ralph Lawson of Kingsport; special nephew, J.D. Cassell of St Paul, VA; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday at Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, VA. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va., with the Rev. Lee Kidd, Rev. Leon Lawson and Rev. Gary Sutherland officiating.
Family connection: Lowell and Dora Sutherland Lawson, Samuel P. and Elizabeth Carico Lawson, Henry D. and Susannah Bond Lawson, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli Lawson.

Janet Stallard Matney
WEBER CITY VA - Janet Stallard Matney, 93, of Springfield, Va., passed away Sunday, (May 14,2006) after an illness.
She was born in Scoff County, VA, the daughter of the late Muilburn and Susan McConnell Stallard. She was a retired school teacher having taught in the Scoff County and Grundy, Va., school districts for 33 years. She was of the Methodist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Matney; one granddaughter, Rebecca Matney; and brothers, Thomas C., Denver, Kermit and Howard.
Survivors include one daughter, Eugenia S. Matney of Arlington, Va.; one son, Joseph Matney and wife, Chris of Reston, VA; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Spencer Stallard and wife, Virginia of Weber City, VA; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Janet Stallard Matney’s family line is: Jannette Stallard Matney, William M. and Susan Nevada McConnell Stallard, Sylvester P. and Lucy Stowers McClellan McConnell, George D. and Martha Dougherty McConnell, George III and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Bobbie Lee McConnell
SUNMAN, MD. — Bobbie Lee McConnell, 75, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2006) at his residence. Born Aug.18, 1930 in Rose Hill, VA, he was a retired brick mason working in Cincinnati, He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1950 to 1953.
He attended the Napoleon Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess Henry McConnell and Susie Bell Cooper McConnell; daughter, Margaret Susan McConnell; son, Roger Mien McConnell, son-in-law, David Jones; sister, Rose Hopkins; and brothers, James, Hugh and Jess McConnell.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Clara Jo Mise McConnell; daughters, Barbra Jones and Sandy Craft, both of Sunman and Debby Shook of Milbausen; sons, Dennis McConnell and Robert McConnell, both of Sunman; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Garrett, Rose Hill, Va.; brothers, Harry McConnell and Jerry McConnell, both of Rose Hill, VA.
Services were conducted in the chapel of Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, MD with Pastor LaJo Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in the Little Memory Cemetery, Sunman, MD.
Bobbie Lee McConnell’s family line is: Jess Henry and Susie Bell Cooper McConnell, Robert Alexander McConnell, Big William G. McConnell, Thomas Price McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Bryan Lowery McConnell - U.S. Army veteran
Coeburn, June 20, 2006: Bryan Lowery McConnell, 63, of Coeburn, died Thursday (June 15, 2006) at Greystone Health Care Center in Blountville, TN. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Martin McConnell.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Barton McConnell; mother, Lillie Mae Taylor and step-father, Woodrow Taylor of Coeburn; one son, Bryan Martin McConnell of Collinsville; two brothers, Donald Wayne McConnell and wife, Kay, Cincinnati, Ohio and Charlie McConnell and wife, Betsy of Coeburn; two step-sons, Chris Lanier of Hawaii and Shannon Lanier of Seaford; four step-daughters, Stacy Lanier of Seaford, Karen Rasnake and Jennifer Morgan, Coeburn and Tammy Sullivan of Big Stone Gap; one granddaughter, five step grandsons, two step granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Monday, June 19, at Estes Funeral Home Chapel. Contributions may be made, to: Alzheimer’s Association, #20 Koger Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home Inc., Coeburn.
Bryan McConnell’s family connection is: Ray Martin and Lillie Mae Lowery McConnell, Rev. Lilburn Jackson and Roxie May McConnell, George William and Mary A. Smith McConnell, Abraham B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Eva McConnell.

Charles Edward McConnell
Kingsport - Charles Edward McConnell, 82, of Kingsport became "present with the Lord" on Monday, February 13, 2006.
He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, (Kingsport) and had served in World War II. He had worked for Baylor-Nelms, Deel's Floorcovering and Gene's House of Carpet as well as several area churches.
Mr. McConnell was a member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and through the years had sung in the church choir. He loved his Sunday School Class and his teacher, Mr. Homer Hensley. His pastor, Rev. Jeff Wallen, was his dear friend whom he loved.
He was preceded in death by his wife and the love of his life, Lee Etta McConnell; his father, L.J. McConnell and his mother, Flora Virginia Steffy McConnell, and half-brothers and half-sisters.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews, a dear friend, Ms. Bernice Oaks,; his brother-in-law, Mr. Joe Huggins and his caregivers, Mrs. Eunice Trent, a friend from his church; and Ms. Charlotte Tiller, his long-time friend; and a host of friends from the church.
Services were conducted in the Fort Robinson Baptist Church, under the direction of Pastor Jeff Wallen with Rev. Gene Hughes. Music was provided by the Fort Robinson Baptist Church.
Graveside services followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport. Pallbearers were the Deacons of Fort Robinson Baptist Church.
Family connection: Lilburn Jackson and (2) McConnell and his second wife Flora Steffey, William George and Elizabeth Eva Perry McConnell, Henry Snavely and Sarah Kilgore McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Dennis Wade McConnell
Dennis Wade McConnell, 47, of Morristown, formerly from Kingsport, went to be with the Lord, September 21, 2006.
He was a member of Valley View Freewell Baptist Church of Whitesburg and a lifetime member of Bloomingdale, TN Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Beatrice McConnell.
He is survived by his special companion and caregiver, Charlotte Moore; daughter, Deidre McConnell; sons, Donovan McConnell, Drake McConnell and Dustin McConnell; sisters, Judy Foster, Wilma Slattery, and Jewell Powers; brother, Jerry Lawson of Gray TN; several cousins, nieces and nephews; two faithful pets, Allie and Anna, and special friends, George and Louise Welch and Christina Calfee.
Services were conducted on Saturday with the Rev. Mitch Elkins officiating. Interment was at the Oak Hill Memorial Park in Kingsport on Sunday.
Dennis Wade McConnell’s family connection is: James L. and Delma Beatrice Thomas McConnell, Patton S. and Mollie Elisabeth Bellamy McConnell, William G. and Martha Wampler McConnell, Thomas Price and Malinda Phillips McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Grace McConnell
GATE City, Va. After a long and wonderful life, Grace Maurene McConnell, just 5 days short of her 94th birthday, entered into rest Thursday (Feb. 22, 2007) Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Scott County Va. on Feb.27, 1913 to the late Wilson Leander Hilton and Ella Genoa Coley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert H. McConnell; son, Donald Wilson Benton and wife, Dorothy, grandsons, David Benton and Edward Howard Peters; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Burnett McConnell; son-in-law, Frank Peters; and sister, Sybil Lane Sybil Lane
Survivors include two daughters, Lynn Peters, Tega Cay, SC, Jayne and husband, Linn Hager, Mount Carmel; son, John L McConnell, II, Kingsport; grandchildren, Jayna and husband, Jeff McConnell, Jennifer and husband, Shane Ratliff, James and wife, Pam Benton, Joel and wife, Diane Benton, Linda Benton, Laurie and husband, Kyle Stuart; several nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Juanita S. Falin Memorial Chapel of the Funeral home with Pastor Johnny Jones officiating. Graveside services will be at 11a.m. Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Grace McConnell’s family connection: Grace Hilton McConnell was married to John L. McConnell who was the son of William W. and Malissa A. Elam McConnell, William and Lydia D. Fugate, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Leslie Lyle Gilliam McConnell
Leslie Lyle Gilliam McConnell, born 29 November 1919 in Wise County, Virginia; died in Sullivan county, TN on January 9, 2007.
Survivors are children: Carol McConnell, Gail and Kathy McConnell, Charles and Margaret McConnell, Helen and Ernie Addington, Mike and Debra McConnell; grandchildren – April and Robert Trivett, Jody Keever, Jonathan and Kristie McConnell, Gabriel Addington, David McConnell, Jason and Elizabeth McConnell; great-grandchildren – Christopher, Cory and Cody Keever, Ethan McConnell,; sister Mary Lane and husband, Ralph; aunt Bethel Horner, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held in the Scott County Funeral Home on January 12, 2007 with the Rev. Coy Butler and ernie Addington officiating. Music was provided by Been 4 Given. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Community Cemetery of Gate City, Virginia.

Lois Bartlett McConnell
Gate City, VA - Lois Bartlett McConnell, 64, Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Nov. 11,2006) at her residence. She was born in Sullivan County, Tenn. on March 15, 1942; the daughter of the late Charlie Glen Bartlett, Sr. and Nettle Marie Estepp Bartlett. She was employed as a team leader with BAE Systems at Holston Army Ammunition Plant. Mrs. Mc Connell was a member of the First Baptist Church, Weber City Va., and also attended Darthula First Baptist Church, Hiltons Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joe Kevin McConnell; and step-mother, Linda Vanzant Bartlett.
Surviving are her husband, Joe D. Mc- Connell, of the home; daughters, Alesia (Lisa) McConnell Fish and special son-in-law Mark, Church Bill, TN and DeAnne McConnell, Weber City VA; son, Jon McConnell, Gate City, VA; sister, Teresa Calhoun and husband Ricky, Gate City, VA; brothers, Charlie Bartlett, Jr. and sister-in-law Wanda, Gate City, VA, and Larry Bartlett and sister-in-law Sherry Gate City, VA grandchildren Levi Herron and Caleb Herron, who brought her so much joy sisters by love, Betty, JoAnne, Charlotte, and Pam; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and co-workers.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, Weber City, Va., with Bro. Johnny Kendrick and Rev. Layton Bentley officiating. Music was provided by Bruce Nichols, Dale Jett, and Oscar Harris. Graveside services followed at Oak Hill Memorial Park Kingsport, Tenn. Pallbearers will be David Jones, Tony Quil1en Anthony Lawson, Jimmy Don Smith Marty Hill and Dale Byrd.
Honorary pallbearers will be fellow workers and friends of t BAE and HDC.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Youth Groups at First Baptist Church of Weber City, P0 Box 2155, Weber City VA, 24290, and Darthula Baptist Church, Rt.. 1 Box 173-M, Hiltons, Va. 24258, so that her love can continue to grow. Thank you for all the prayers and acts of kindness that so many I have shown to our family
Lois McConnell’s husband follows this family line: John L. and Phoebe M. McClain McConnell, W. And Malissa A. Elam McConnell, W. and Lydia D. Fugate McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah McConnell.

Mildred B. Fleenor McConnell
Kingsport - Mildred B. (Fleenor) McConnell, 95, Kingsport, Tenn., died Sunday (June 17, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. Mrs. McConnell was born in Scott County, Va. on Jan. 13, 1912. She was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church and a former member of First Baptist Church, Nickelsville, VA. (She was a charter member of the McConnell and Related Family Clans.)
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tate McConnell; her parents, Elgar Neal and Nataline Fletcher Fleenor; her sister, Virginia Elliott; an infant sister, Mary Fleenor; brothers, Kyle Fleenor, Joe Fleenor, John Fleenor, Fred Fleenor, and G.N. Fleenor, Jr.; and two nephews.
She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Mann and husband Don, Kingsport; granddaughter, Beverly Cox and husband Wayne; great-grandchildren, Joseph and Erika Cox; step-granddaughter, Donna Byington; step-grandson, Anthony Mann; one step-great-granddaughter; three step-great-grandsons; one step-great-great-granddaughter; two step-great-great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday in the chapel of the Scott County Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Collins and Rev. Michael Wrye officiating. Music was provided by Carroll Hurd. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (June 20, 2007) at Nickelsville Baptist Church Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.
Lineage of husband, Maxwell Tate McConnell: Robert L. and Sarah Effie Culbertson McConnell, James M. and Mary L. Quillen McConnell, Samuel R. and Nancy Allen McConnell, George and Susannah S. McConnell. Sarah Effie Culbertson is descended from Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George McConnell.

Mildred McConnell
Kingsport - Mildred Bernice McConnell, Kingsport, passed away Thursday (Sept 21, 2006) in Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mrs. McConnell was born in Scott County, Va., and was a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She was an employee of Eastman Chemical for 18 years and was a member of Gravely Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School.
Mrs. McConnell is preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Boatwright; and two brothers, Gerold McConnell and L. J. Brickey.
She is survived by her husband. M.O. McConnell, Kingsport, one daughter, Sharon Marshall, Kingsport, one son, A.W. “Tony” McConnell, Cedar Hill, Texas; three grandchildren, Kristi McPherson, Kingsport, Brian McConnell, and Sean McConnell, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted at East Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. David Salley officiating. Terry Bennett will provide the music. Pallbearers were Allen Hensley, Terry Bennett, Kenny Adams, Chris Vicars, Darin Vicars, Alan Rhoton and Lanny Mullins.
Graveside services were conducted on Monday in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Mildred McConnell’s family connection is: Malcolm and Ella Brickey, Alexander M. and Elizabeth Craft McConnell, George W. and Mary A. Smith McConnell, Dr. A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, Preacher George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Robert Rhea McConnell
Robert Rhea McConnell was born January 7, 1913 at Fort Blackmore, Virginia; died February 8, 2007 in Kingsport TN. He lived for several years in Scott County Virginia whre he farmed and raised cattle on a family farm before moving to Kingsport.
After graduating from Dungannon High School, he attended Milligan College and was employed by Eastman Kodak Company as a foreman in the Acid Division. He retired in 1976 after 35 years of service. He was of the Methodist faith. Despite his poor eyesight, he was an avid reader and after becoming blind, used audio tapes provided by the Association for the Blind. He always had a keen interest in world news and events.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years; Matilda Robinette McConnell; his parents, Dr. Robert Watson McConnell and Annie Stallard McConnell; his sisters, Lois Benton, Ruth Trent, Evelyn Smith and his twin sister, Clyde Irene Addington; brothers, Sam McConnell and Hoyt McConnell.
Survivors include: daughters - Shirley M. Palmer and husband Tom, Christine M. Barker and husband, Wayne; son, Walton McConnell and wife, Ada; granddaughters: Pattie Palmer Jacobs, Cathie Barker Burgin, Jeanne Palmer Clarke, Dr. Cynthia Barker Cox, Deborah McConnell Tipton, and Adriene McConnell Corley; step granddaughter, Jacqueline Shipley Miller; several great grandchildren; nieces Ruth Colley and Helen House; nephews: John Fred Trent, Dr. Joe Trent, Dr. Bill McConnell, Jimmy Smith, Douglas Benton, and Bill Benton.
Lineage: Robert W. and Anna M. Stallard, Hiram K. and Gincy Elizabeth Brickey McConnell, Joab Watson and Rebecca Renfro Kilgore McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell

Shirley McConnell
Gate City, VA — Shirley Hensley McConnell, 70, entered into rest Sunday (May 20, 2007) at her residence.
She was born Dec. 31, 1936 to the late Reeve S. and Anna Lee Jackson Hensley.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Courtney Hilton; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her daughters, Sandy Davenport and Jill Gilliam; grandchildren, Chanda Lawson, Whitney Vicars, Margo Vicars, Cody Vicars and Taylor Gilliam; great-grandchildren, Kayela Lawson, Chelsea Lawson, Tamra Rhoton and Christopher Rhoton; brother, Otis and Gail Hensley, Kingsport; sisters, Shelby Bible, Greeneville, Doris Hensley Smith and Leonard Smith, Alabama.
Memorial services were conducted on Thursday at Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Horton Highway with the Rev. J.B. Hughes officiating. Gate City Funeral Home served the McConnell family.
Shirley’s husband is connected to the McConnell Family through his father and his mother: Erit Conrad and Bessie R. Broadwater McConnell, James M. and Sarah Roberta Davidson McConnell, George D. and Martha Dougherty McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell; Bessie: Hugh J. and America V. McConnell Broadwater, Henry M. and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Woodrow N. McConnell
KINGSPORT -Woodrow N. McConnell, 92, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2007 at Church Hill Life Care Center. He was born in Scott County, VA, and resided most of his life in I Kingsport. Mr. McConnell was a charter member of Higher Ground Baptist Church. Woodrow retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1979 following 44 years of service.
He loved watching all sports and was an avid hunter. He was an outstanding photographer., having won many awards from Tennessee Eastman Camera Club and Eastman Kodak international.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonelene McConnell; parents, James N. and Mattie McConnell; one son, Ron W. Mc Connell; two brothers, Marvin McConnell and Cortis McConnell; and a granddaughter, Whitney Tilley.
Surviving are his two daughters, Libby Wright and husband, Larry of Knoxville and Katy Tilley and husband Gary of Abbeville, SC; one son Bill K. McConnell and wife, Judy of Piney Flats; two brothers Cascal McConnell and paul J. McConnell, both of Kingsport; grandchildren, Rhonda Humphrey, Robbie McConnell, Bary McConnell and Ronnie Burke, all of Raleigh NC, Michael Myers of Kingsport, Sabrina Mowen Flowery Branch, GA, Lea McConnell of Knoxville and Courtney Smith of Anderson, SC; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins.
Services were conducted in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of the Oak Hill Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oak Hill Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Carl Meade, Robbie McConnell, Gary McConnell, Ronnie Burke, Michael Myers, Jim McConnell, Roger McConnell, Gerald Free and Alvin Shoemaker.
Woodrow’s family connection is: James M. and Mattie C. McClellan McConnell, Nathaniel D. and E. Hammond McConnell, George D. and Martha Dougherty McConnell, George and Mary Polly Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell, And through his mother Mattie C. McClellan: William L. and Melissa McConnell, William P. and Rebecca Smith McConnell, Henry Morris and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell

Joyce Wolfe McMurray
Weber City, VA – Joyce Wolfe McMurray, 58, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday (April 5, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical; Center. She was born in Scott County, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church.
She was preceded m death by daughters, her husband, Alvie McMurray; parents Earl and Beatrice Wolfe; and a sister, Betty Wolfe Head.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in- law, Tim and Jean Estep, Kingsport and Jason and Jessica McMurray, Nickelsville, VA; grand-daughter, Katie Estep, Kingsport; sisters and brother-in-law, Arlene Yagerlener, Ft. Pierce, FL and Shirley and Dick Arnzen, Kooskia, Idaho; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Sandy Wolfe, Topeka, KS; mother in law, Lucille McMurray, Hiltons, VA; special friend, Myron Frazier, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews and cousins.
Services were held in the chapel of the Colonial Funeral Home with Minister Clarence Huffman and Rev. Steve Collins officiating. The Singing Crawfords provided the music. Graveside services were conducted at Holston View Cemetery.
Joyce’s family connection is: Lilon Earl and Ida Beatrice S. Wolfe, Isaac B. and Laura M. Stallard Wolfe, Henry V. and Letitia Jane Farley Stallard, James Monroe and Elizabeth Fisher McConnell Stallard, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell

Alba Bruce Miller
WEBER CITY, Va. — Alice Bruce Miller, 97, of Weber City, Va., passed away Tuesday (January 97 2007 at SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation Hillside. Born May 6, 1909 in Scott County, VA. Mrs. Miller retired from Woolworths after 28 years service. She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church in Yuma, VA.
Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Elizabeth Quillen Smith; her first husband, Beldon Bruce; second husband, Echol Miller, three sisters; four brothers; and one grandson, Jerry Paul Jeter.
Surviving are her daughter, Anna B. Jeter and husband Paul, of Kingsport, two granddaughters, Jane Hobbs and husband Randall; Joy Henshaw and husband Bob; three great-granddaughters, Amanda Hobbs, Rachel Henshaw, and Jessica Henshaw; and one great-grandson, John R. Hobbs.
The family expresses appreciation to the nurses at SunBridge Hillside and Adventa Hospice for their special care during such a difficult time.
The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Don Large and Rev. Dr. Ralph Kidd. Interment will follow at Holston View Cemetery. Family members and Mends will serve as pallbearers.
Family lineage: John M. and Eliza J. Quillen, Robert Allen and Elizabeth C. McConnell Smith, Dr. A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Duane David Mounger
CHURCH HILL — Duane David Mounger, 30, of Clicktown Road, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly late Wednesday evening (Jan. 31,20(17) at Wellmont
Hoiston Valley Medical Center. He was born Aug 12, 1976 in Sullivan County and was a 1994 graduate of Sullivan North High School. He was employed with Dave Mounger Siding Company He enjoyed many things, but playing softball in the Eastman League in Kingsport was always an adventure. He was a loving husband, son and brother but most of all, he was a wonderful father to his three “babies”.
He will be missed by both family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Erma Lee Mounger, whom he shared a close bond with and they shared the same birthday; and his maternal grandfather, Lee Roy Arnold.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Tonya Pendleton Mounger; daughters, Mikayleigh Mounger and Kinzee Mounger, son, David “Kyle” Mounger, all of the home; father, David Mounger of Mt. Cannel; mother, Sharleen Mounger Hess and husband, Wesley of Bristol, Tenn.; brother, Jeremy “Justin” Mounger of Kiugsport; maternal grandmother, Willie Virginia Arnold, Mount Cannel; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Linda Pendleton of Kingsport; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends also survive.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City; VA. The funeral will follow in the funeral home chapel with Rev, John Pendleton officiating. Burial will be Sunday at 2 p.m at Holston View Cemetery; It is requested that family and friends meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery; pallbearers will be family and friends.
Duane Mounger’s wife Tonya Pendleton Mounger is a McConnell connection: Johnny and Linda Miller Pendleton, Donald Herbert and Coleen Dougherty Miller, Edwin L. and Janie Gray Dougherty, Charles Wesley and Malissa Victoria McConnell Gray, Jeremiah L. and Mary Alwilda Greear McConnell, Joab Watson McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell

Leighton Mullins
NAPOLEON, Ohio — Leighton Mullins, 62, died Friday (Jan. 26, 2007) at Henry County Hospital in Napoleon, Ohio. He was employed by Campbell Soup Co, and Silgan Can Co. He was a member of the International Hot Rod Association, Milan Point and drag-raced at Milan Dragway for many years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Corbet Mullins; and his wife, Tommie Dingus Mullins, who he married on Jan. 3, 1962.
Survivors include his mother, Mavis Mullins, Coeburn, Va.; one daughter, Pam (Brent) Cavanaugh, Dover, Ohio; three sons, Andy (Jane) Mullins, Richmond, Va., Dave (Heidi) Mullins and Leighton (Bobbi) Mullins Jr., Napoleon, Ohio; one sister, Brenda Robinson, Coeburn, Va; 11 grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Visitation was on January 28, 2007 at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon, Ohio and then on Tuesday January 30, 2007 at Estes Funeral Home in Coeburn, VA. Funeral services were conducted at Estes Funeral Home Chapel at 11 am on Wednesday, January 31, 2007, with Rev. Curtis Bond officiating. Burial will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton, VA.
Family connection from Leighton’s husband, Tommie Dingus: Thomas A. and Jeanette Meade Dingus, Wesley and Temply Louise Dingus, Peter and Mary L. Dingus, William and Lucy Stallard Dingus, John and Nancy Compton Dingus, Philip and Nancy McConnell Dingus.

W. R. “Spec” Mumpower
Big Stone Gap VA – William Robert Spec Mumpower passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at Heritage Hall Healthcare Center in Big Stone Gap. He was born in Imboden, VA and was a 1933 graduate of Big Stone Gap High School. While in high school, he played football, basketball, baseball, track and field.
He began work at the former Kelly Chevrolet in 1934 and moved to Kelly Motor in 1935. He sold his first car in 1938, going on to win National Competitions in retail sales. He served as town Manager of Big Stone Gap for a while and served on the planning commission of the town. He served in the Fire Department, was a member of Big Stone Gap Kiwaniis Club served as President; was a member of the Big Stone Gap Masonic Lodge #208 A. F. & A. M.; was a member of the Stevenson Royal Arch Chapter 19; member of the Kazin Temple, member of the Powell Valley Shrine Club. He was chosen as Gap Corporation “Citizen of the Year” in 1987 and served as Grand Marshall of the Christmas Parade in 1983, and received numerous awards and recognition.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Laura Hill Mumpower; his parents, Robert D. and Stella Kilgore Mumpower, a brother, Earl N. Mumpower; and a sister, Stella Sizemore Clark.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Hill Mumpower Young of Madison VA; two granddaughters Janet Cheryl Young and Susan Carol Young Srioua; a great-granddaughter, Clara Barbara Neeley; and a great-grandson, Angelo Armand Griffin; two brothers, Edward Sizemore of Okeechobee, Fl, and Barda Sizemore of Chesapeake, VA. Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap with Rev. Rich Sizemore and Dr. Garrett Sheldon officiating. Interment followed in Glencoe Cemetery.
William Mumpopwer’s family connection is: R. D. and Stella Kilgore Mumpower, William A. and Rebecca R. Willis Kilgore, James M. and Susannah S. McConnell Kilgore, Thomas Price and Malinda Phillips McConnell, Nancy McConnell

Hazel Newton
Gate City, VA - Hazel Newton, 76, passed away Wednesday morning (June 20, 2007) after an illness while at Sunbridge Healthcare Center
She was born February 10, 1931 in Scott County, VA, and was the daughter of the late Arnold and Maxie Blair McClellan. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 51 years, Hurbert Newton; and a brother, Lloyd McClellan.
She is survived by a daughter, Janet McLain of Gate City, VA; a son, Jim Newton and wife, Teresa of Kingsport four grand-children, Kevin McLain, Stacy Newton, Scott Newton and Katie Newton; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The services were held at Carter-Trent Scott County Funeral Home in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ed McLain officiating. Words of encouragement were provided by Doug Humphreys. Music was provided by David and Rhonda Hood. Burial was held in the Holston View Cemetery.
Pallbearers were family and friends and honorary pallbearers were Luke and Will Humphreys and Isaiah and Sake Spivey.
Family lineage: Hazel McClellan Newton, Arnold and Maxie Blair McClellan, Cleveland and Ms Brooks McClellan, Samuel M. and Mary Polly McConnell McClellan, Dr. A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, George and Susannah Schanebeli McConnell.

Dale Paul Phillips
FALL BRANCH -Dale Dale Phillips, 79, of Fall Branch, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Monday, March 19,2007 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after diagnosis of a sudden illness. Born in Burlington, Iowa, and raised in the Alleghany community of Fall Branch, he, was the son of the late Paul E. and Chloe Brown Phillips. Dale attended Fall Branch School. He met and married the late Effie McConnell Phillips and retired from Kingsport Press/Arcata Graphics/Quebecor Printing after 46 years of employment in the Bindery Department. Since retirement he had worked part time at East Tennessee Auto Auction.
Dale was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather (also known as granddaddy to his grandchildren). He was always happy, never met a stranger, and always left an impression. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and driving cars.
Saved as a young boy, he first attended Bethesda Cumberland Church and First Baptist Church of Fall Branch since moving to Fall Branch. He served in various roles on the Board of Directors of Fall Branch Volunteer Fire De- partment for many years, was a lifetime member of Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department, and was still active in Fall Branch Ruritan Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of almost 60 years, Effie McConnell Phillips on Nov. 22; a son, Ronald (Beagle) Phillips; and parents-in-law, David E. and Belle Blair McConnell.
He is survived by three sons, Roger and wife Connie, Richard and wife Beverly, and Randall "Smiley" Phillips all of Fall Branch; one daughter, Betty Jean "BJ" and husband Jimmy Dawson of Fall Branch; eight grand-children, Chad Phillips of Fall Branch, Rebecca and husband Darrick Blankenship, of Maryville, Heather Phillips of Fall Branch, Tara Phillips of Boones Creek, Jared Dawson, Cory Phillips, Sunday Phillips of Fall Branch, and Hanna! Phillips of Gray; a sister, Frances Jones of Fall Branch; sisters-in-law, Kathleen and husband Gerald Leak, of Lakewood Colo., Mary Ann McConnell of Omaha, Nebr.; brother-in-law Jackie P. Mullins of Fall Branch several nieces; nephews; and cousins; and a whole host OJ friends and neighbors.
Services were conducted at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch on Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Carl Strickler and Rev. Victor Wallace officiating. Graveside services were held on Friday, at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Kingsport. Pallbearers will be Chad Phillips, Jared Dawson, Cory Phillips, Darrick Blankenship, Ray Hayes, Dennis Hayes, Bud Cox, and David Carr.

William (Willie) Thomas Pierson
Gate City Va. — William (Willie) Thomas Pierson, 82, Gate City Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Aug. 26,2006).
He was born in Scoff County VA. Willie was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a Christian and attended Catron’s Chapel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Issac Richard and Liza Arnold Pierson; brother, J.B. Pierson; sisters, Mary Belle Pierson Calhoun, Lexie Pierson Walters and husband Ben.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Leona Hensley Pierson; three daughters, Sandra Pierson Kerney, Nickelsville, VA, Penny Pierson, Gate City, VA, and Tracey Pierson, Gate City VA; three grandchildren, Drew Kerney, Knoxville, Tenn., Adi Kerney, Gate City Va., and Amber Kerney, Nickelsville, VA; special son, Jack McNutt and family; brother-in-law, James Calhoun; sister-in-law, Barbara Pierson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8p.m. Sunday in the Funeral home chapel, with Brother Larry Tolley officiating.

C. J. Phillips, Jr.
Kingsport, TN – Charles Jackson “C.J.” Phillips, Jr, 91 Kingsport, died Monday, February 12, 2007 at his home.
He was born in Blountville, but had dlived in Kingsport most of his life. CJ retired from Tennessee Eastmena Company in 1978 after 43 years of service. He was a general shift foreman in the acid concentration department. He loved fishing and enjoyed mowing for himself and others.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles Jackson Phillips, Sr, and Anna Pearl Smalling Phillips; a sister, Selma Elizabeth Cartwright, a brother,Arthur Paul Phillips.
Surviving are his wife, Edna McConnell Phillips of 58 years; one son, Mark Lee Phillips; a brother-in-law, Ubert McConnell; sisters-in-law, Lotus Good and Eliza Hartsock and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.
Services will be conducted at 2 pm Wednesday at the funeral home with Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers will be nephews: William Good, Scott Good, Daris Hartsock, Lyyle Hartsoclç, Richard Hartsock, Wayne Robinson, James Francisco and Phil Phillips.
Family connection is through wife, Edna Alice McConnell Phillips: William S. and Martha Frances Smith McConnell, William P and Eliza J. Culbertson McConnell, Henry Morris and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell.

Effie McConnell Phillips
Fall Branch – Effie McConnell Phillips, 81 went to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 22, 2006 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.
Born and raised in the Midway community of Scott County, VA, she was the oldest daughter of David Earl and Belle Blair McConnell. She graduated from Page City High School in Page City, Kansas. Upon her return to East Tennessee/southwestern Virginia, she met and married Dale Phillips of Fall Branch.
Effie was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She never complained, always looked for the good in others and had a kind word for all. She thoroughly enjoyed cooking, baking, frying apple pies and quilting. She was a member of Bethesda Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She served in various roles of Fall Branch PTA, served on the Board of Directors of Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department for many years, and was still active in Fall Branch Ruritan Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald (Beagle) Phillips; sister, Betty Ann McConnell Mullins; brother, Frank E. McConnell and parents-in-law, Paul E. and Chloe Brown Phillips.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dale Paul Phillips, Fall Branch (they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 23, 2006; three sons, (whom she always referred to as The Boys), Roger and wife Connie, Richard and wife Beverly; and Randall (Smiley) Phillips, all of Fall Branch, one daughter, Betty Jean (RI) and husband Jimmy Dawson, Fall Branch; eight grandchildren, Chad Phillips, Fall Branch, Rebecca and husband Darrick Blankenship, Maryville, Term., Heather Phillips, Fall Branch, Tara Phillips, Boones Creek, Jared Dawson, Gory Phillips and Sunday Phillips, Fall Branch, and Hannah Phillips, Gray-, sister, Kathleen and husband Gerald Leak, Lakewood, Cob.; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann McConnell, Omaha, Nebr., Frances Jones, Fall Branch, brother-in-law, Jackie P. Mullins, Fall Branch; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a whole host of friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday in the Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Carl Strickler and Rev. Victor Wallace officiating. Graveside services for Effie McConnell Phillips was held at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Chad Phillips, Jared Dawson, Cory Phillips, Darrick Blankenship, Bud Cox, Ray Hayes, Dennis Hayes, and David Carr.
Family line: David and Belle Blair McConnell, Stephen L and Minnie Lona Maddox, William G and Mary M. Kilgore McConnell, Thomas Price and Malinda Phillips McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Jimmy Poff
GATE CITY, Va. — Herman K. “Jimmy” Poff, 79, Gate City, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (April 22, 2007) at Wexford House.
Mr. Poff was a son of the late Simon and Thila (Lemmons) Poff, and a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA (Gate City). He loved his grandchildren. He was an avid coon hunter and loved his mules.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Wexford House, especially Pam Poff, for her extra care and love.
He was retired from United Inter-Mountain Telephone Co. and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Be Gilliam Poff on October 16, 2005; two sisters, Katherine Peters and Etta Mae Poff; and four brothers, Wallace “Doc” Poff, Mack Poff, William D. Poff, and Carl B. Poff.
He is survived by his two daughters, Janet Curtis and husband Wesley of Kingsport, and Lesa Castle and husband Tim, Gate City, VA; one son, Michael Poff and wife Martha, Clinchport, VA; five grandchildren, Nicholas Castle, Amber Castle, Kelsey Curtis, Kallie Curtis, Abigail Poff; two sisters-in-law, Eula Price, Kingsport, Charlotte Carter and friend, Darrell Gardner, Hiltons, VA; two brothers-in-law, Bobby Gilliam and wife Judy; Kingsport, Bill Gilliam and wife Janet, Gate City, VA; special friend, Everett McConnell, Hiltons, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, VA. Funeral services were conducted pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Eckel Herron officiating.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery; Weber City, VA by American Legion Post #65 and VA National Guard.
Herman Poff connects to the McConnell family through his wife, Betty Jean Gilliam: James W. and Margaret P. William Gilliam, Robert and Ona Alley Gilliam Williams, Marchs L. and Sallie Pendleton Gilliam, William S. and Elizabeth McConnell Gilliam, Thomas James McConnell, Nancy McConnell, Emigrant George McConnell.

Sarah Porter
LEBANON, VA — Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie) Porter, 100, went to be with her Lord Monday, (May 7, 2007) at her daughter’s borne in Lebanon, Va. She was a native of Russell County, VA, most of her life. She was born June 21, 1906 in Scott County, VA after her marriage, she lived in Castlewood, VA until November 1999 at which time she moved to her daughter JoAnn Harrison’s home.
Sallie and her husband operated Porter’s Texaco Service Station and Grocery Castlewood, Va. until their retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar D. and Susanna V. Marshall; and two brothers; and two sisters; her husband, John S. Porter; her song, John S. Porter, Jr. and Roy Lee Porter; and a daughter Lois Ellen Johnson; and a son-in-law, Roy Salyers.
She is survived by three daughters, JoAnn Harrison and husband Roy of Lebanon; Dorothy Fugate and husband Clarence, Castlewood.; Lucille Salyers, Kingsport; and one son, Rev. Orbie Porter and wife Anna, Castlewood; and a son-in-law, Farrell Johnson; two daughters-in-law, Clara Porter and Elosie Porter; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to caregivers Loraine Davis, Ann Taylor, Tina Peake, Delores Estep as well as Dr. David Thompson, Mercy Ambulance, and Home Nursing Inc.
Service were conducted in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jonathan Harrison, the Rev. Tom Edwards, and the Rev. Jason Nunley officiating.
Entombment was held on Wednesday in the Temple Hill Memorial Mausoleum, Castlewood, VA. Pallbearers will be Gregory Harrison, Charles Fugate, Gary Fugate, Paul Porter, Harold Porter and Marc Bassett. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Burke, Ernie Keene and nieces and nephews.
Sarah Elizabeth Marshall Porter’s family connection: Oscar D. and Susan J. L. Vicars Marshall, Joel and Sarah K. McConnell Vicars, Joab Watson and Rebecca Renfro Kilgore McConnell, George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell

Howard Lee Quillen
Gate City, VA - Howard Lee Quillen, 71, of Anderson Circle (East Carters Valley), went to the with the Lord Monday afternoon (June 18, 2007) at Indian Path Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 24, 1936 and was the son of Cloteen Moore Quillen and the late Albert Lee Quillen of Scott County, VA. He was retired from AFC Kingsport after approximately 40 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith and a loving son, husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jo Ann Dunaway Quillen, of the home; two daughters, Regina Owens and husband, Rev. Ralph, Melissa McCullough and husband, Theron, of Gate City VA; four grandchildren, Rachel Owens, Jonathan McCullough, Amanda Owens and Jake McCullough; his mother, Cloteen Quillen of Nickelsville, VA; two sisters, Annette Horne and husband, Garland, of Gate City, VA, Anita Quillen, of Nickelsville, VA; several nieces and nephews and others are left to mourn his passing.
Services were held in the chapel of the Carter/Trent - Scott County Funeral Home.with Rev. Robert Fletcher and Rev. Ralph Owens officiating. Music was provided by Theron McCullough and Theresa Lane. Burial was in the Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Dunaway, Mark Dunaway, Jonathan McCullough, Mike Evans, Trey Price, Scoff Stringer, Kevin Home and Todd Stringer. Honorary pallbearers will be Garland Home, Bryan Home, Bryan Evans, Gary Price, Lincoln Thomas, Chris Cox, Christopher Evans and Cory Evans.
Family lineage: Howard Lee Quillen, Albert Lee and Cloteen Moore Quillen, William A. and Theresa Wampler Moore, Nathan B. and Nancy Elizabeth Hillman Wampler, John Wesley and Margaret P. McConnell Hillman, Samuel Ritchie McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Jackie Quillen
Kingport - Jackie Charles Quillen, 52, Kingsport, passed away at his residence Friday, (June 22, 2007) after a brief illness.
Jackie was born in Kingsport, TN on Dec. 25, 1954, the son of Elaine Culbertson and the late James Edward Quillen.
He was employed with the Eastman Chemical Company for over thirty years.
In addition to his father, twin sisters, Sharon and Karen Quillen; paternal grandparents, Nannie and Clarence Bradley maternal grandparents, S. V. and Mallie L. Vermillion; a nephew, Jerrod Boatright; and cousins Ivan Vermilion and Jeff Wood preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Jan Quillen, Kingsport; mother, Elaine Culbertson and husband, Kelly, Gate City, VA; sister, Wanda Dixon and husband, Charles, Bristol, Ga. and Nancy Boatright and husband, Jerry Surrency, mother-in-law, Mildred Quillen, Weber City, VA; and several aunts and uncles; one niece, Lisa Chancey; two nephews, Jamie Boatright and Josh Boatright; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were conducted in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Collins and the Rev. Jim Holtsclaw officiating. Lisa Chancey provided the music. Graveside services were conducted at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.
Tim Sprouse, Jeff Holt, Rick Pearce, Kris Moody, Mark Wampler and Mike Lane served as pallbearers. Gene Harr; Steve Jones, Rod McQue, Todd Brown, Chuck Herron, Roger Stratton, Randall Bishop, Grover Robinette, Mike Wininger and Marcus Miller will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Sullivan County Animal Shelter, 2141 Idle Hour Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 and to the Jeff Wood Memorial Fund, c/o Linda Hillman at BB&T Bank, Nickelsville, VA.
McConnell family connection: James Edward and Elaine Vermillion Quillen, Nannie Quillen, Elbert S. and Sallie Hartsock Quillen, Charles C. and Serepta McConnell Quillen, Sr. A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Parker Robert Redman
Parker Robert Redman born in Austin Texas on February 3, 1987; departed on March 31, 2007 and resided in Austin Texas.
Dingus McConnell connection: Patrick and Anne Dingus Redman, George William and Patricia Robbins Dingus, George Washington and Nancy Anne Gressett Dingus, Henry Martin and Ellen Rosalie Moore Dingus, William and Mary Green Dingus, Philip and Nancy McConnell Dinges/us.
Parker Redman died Saturday morning. He was a native of Austin, a junior at Rice University, and an all-around fine human being.
The world had Parker for only twenty years, but he left his mark. He had personality and style, traits that became apparent when he was very small. At age three, he was playing with his brother, Philip and a five year old friend. The friend cried, “I’m He-Man, and I fight with Battle Cat!” Philip chimed in, “I’m Flash Gordon and I kill ice robots!” and Parker said, “And I’m… I’ll be the lawyer.” Once when he was four years old and playing in the front yard, his parents went to check on him and found him happily taping arts to the sidewalk.
Parker attended Austin public schools: Highland Park Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Kealing Junior High, and McCallum High School, where his favorite memories were his American history class and a spring-break trip to Italy with his fellow Latin students. He loved animals, his thirteen-year-old Honda Accord, anything involving hazelnuts or chocolate, and all kinds of music and movies. (Once, watching an old sci-fi flick with him, a friend commented, “This isn’t even a B-movie-it’s a C-movie.” To which Parker replied, “I think they were making it Pass/Fail.”) He despised, among other things, snobs, bullies, and the year of band he suffered through playing an instrument he dubbed the “assoon.” He was a self-taught computer whiz, having earned pocket money from age thirteen on as a neighborhood Mr. Cyber-Fix-it. In high school he and a friend built a trebuchet that worked alarmingly well.
Two years ago he cut off his ponytail-all eleven inches of it-and donated it to Locks of Love. He was proud to be a fifth-generation Texan who was one-quarter Hispanic as well as one of nine family members who attended Rice University. His future plans had included a post-graduation ramble around Europe and Asia, teaching science and math to elementary-school students, and the adoption of infant girls from China.
Parker is survived by his mother, Anne Dingus; his father, Patrick Redman; and his brother and best friend, Phil Redman. Other grieving family members include his grandparents, Isela Romero Redman of El Paso and Mr. & Mrs. G. W. Dingus of Pampa; many aunts and uncles, including Kati and David Timmons of Austin (his second parents); Jane Dingus and John Hildebrandt of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; Nancy Crites of Hannover, Germany; Joe Crites of Hannover, Germany; Bill and Mary Anne Dingus of Midland; and Bobbo Redman of Durango, Colorado. He loved his wealth of cousins: Joseph Timmons of Austin; Katherine Hildebrandt of Houston; Dayton Crites of San Francisco; Caroline Crites of Houston; Margaret Crites of Waco; Lizby, Paul, and Mariah Dingus of Midland; Sam Redman of Durango; and Sean, Joy, Elizabeth, and Julia Hildebrandt of Portland, Oregon. Honorary family includes Tristan Letscher of Austin and the Hudson-Zirl family of Alberton, Montana. Parker also had many long-time loving and caring friends. He was predeceased by his uncle Michael Redman and his grandfather Robert E. Redman.
Visitation was on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at Weed-Corley-Fish funeral home, 3125 N. Lamar. As Parker would have wished, this will be a strictly secular, casual, drop-in-and-out event. Everyone is welcome. Private family-only interment followed at Austin Memorial Park.
To everyone kind enough to think of sending flowers, please consider instead donations for the Parker Redman Memorial Fund, c/o Baker College Masters, Baker College, Rice University, 6320 Main St., Houston, TX, 77005.
Parker, it hasn’t yet sunk in that you are gone. We love you, good boy.
May you have the finest laptop in heaven, plus a celestial supply of music and games. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Elizabeth Dingus Robinson
Wise, VA — Elizabeth Dingus Robinson, passed away Friday, (June 8, 2007), at the Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center in Kingsport.
Elizabeth was a co-founder of the Joy Insurance Agency and later worked at the Wise Inn, Carriage Hill Motel and in the nursery at the Trinity United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey B. Robinson; her parents, Walter and Maggie Dingus; and two brothers, Luther Dingus and Clarence Dingus.
Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Carter of Wise, Va. and Janice Lay, a son-in-law, Dr Wood N. Lay of Spartanburg, S.C.; grandchildren, Dr Julie Bray, Wood W Lay LLD and Dr Katherine Belter; great-grandchildren, Woody Lay, Claire Lay, Elizabeth Bray, Emory Bray, Katherine Bray, Carter Bray, Sawyer Breiter and Cohn Breiter; two brothers, Lawrence Dingus and Arland Dingus; three sisters, Cecile Dingus, Edna Wyatt and Anna Adams.
Services for Elizabeth Dingus Robinson were held graveside services and burial following in the Dingus Family Cemetery, White Oak Road, Wise, Va. with Rev Robert Layell officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Trinity United Methodist Church P0. Box 857 Wise, VA 24293.
Emma Elizabeth Dingus Robinson is descended from Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus: Walter Hobert and Mary Magdalene Hall Dingus, Everett and Elizabeth Counts Dingus, Lucy Dingus, John and Jael Stallard Powers Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George McConnell.

Samuel N. Ryan
GATE CITY, VA. Samuel N. Ryan, 87, went to be with the Lord on Monday (July 9, 2007) at his home.
He was born in Scott County VA, on April 20,1920 and was the son of the late, George Harrison Ryan and Ella Mae Dingus Ryan. He retired from Power Equipment Company. Mr. Ryan attended Victory Baptist Church in Gate City and was a member of Meade’s Chapel Church in Nickelsville.
He was an ideal husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle. He was much loved by everyone who met him and left a living legacy. He loved his church family, friends, his garden, and spending time with his family
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Lena Beth Smith Ryan; second wife, Catherine Stansberry Ryan; sisters, Odessa Farrington, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ryan, Lola Belle Meade, Sarah “Emmy” Creekmore; brothers, Charlie A. Ryan, Henry R. Ryan, John D. Ryan; granddaughter, Barbara “Denise” Ryan; and a grandson, Daniel Parker Ryan.
Surviving are two daughters, Jenella Jean Fields, Mount Cannel and Joan Eleise Johnson and husband, Mike, Mount Cannel; special “daughters,” Linda
Ryan and husband, Dewey, Mount Camel and Ruth Raleigh and husband, Wendell, Newport, Tenn.; sons, Darrell Joe Ryan and wife, Nancy, Weber City, Va., Larry Eugene Ryan and wife, Priscella, Mount Camel; grandchildren, Terry Lee Fields, Mount Camel, Lesley Ward Ryan, Kingsport, Jason Keith Ryan, Mountain City, Tenn., Gregory Wayne Johnson (step-grandson) West Monroe, La., Sherie Lynn White and husband, Norman, Gray, Elizabeth Ann Fields, Mount Camel; great-grandchildren, Ryan “Scott Patrick” Sparks and wife, Marie, Gray, Leyna Karin Sparks, Gray, Kayla E. Quillen, Church Hill, Amanda LeAnn Quillen, Church Hill, Kaitlyn Leigh Quillen, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews; many friends. All nieces and nephews were very special to him.
Services were in the chapel of the Victory Baptist Church, Gate City, VA with Rev. Henry Wayne Meade, Rev. Wrightly Sailing, Rev. Guy Elam, Rev. Travis Stapleton and Rev. Scott Fields officiating. Music was provided by Meade Chapel Singers, Robin Stapleton and Dale Smith. Interment followed at Grassy Creek Cemetery in Russell County, VA. Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Fields, Lesley Ryan, Dewey Ryan, Cline Ryan, Jerry Ryan, Ryan Sparks. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren and all nieces and nephews.
The family of Samuel N. Ryan: George and Etta Mae Dingus Ryan, Samuel Duncan and Sarah Catherine Dean Dingus, William and Lucy Stallard Dingus, John and Nancy Compton Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George McConnell

Gladys Compton Sexton
Kingsport, TN - Gladys Compton Sexton, 96, passed away Monday evening (April 2-1, 2007) at Greystone Health Care Center.
Born in Russell County, VA, she lived most of her adult life in the Gunnings community near Blountville. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening - both flowers and vegetables. She also loved preparing delicious meals for her family and friends.
She was a charter member of Gunnings Bible (now Baptist) Church where she taught Junior High Sunday School and Bible School for many years. .
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman K Sexton; her son, Curtis W. Sexton; her fa ther and step-mother, Garland and Zola Compton; her mother and step-father, Pearl and Will Sexton; and several half-brothers and half-sisters.
Survivors include her daughters, Helen Maines, Kingsport and Geraldine Riner, Blountville; a daughter-in-law, Bernice Sexton of Blountville; grandchildren, Jim Deck, Patsy and Ron Carroll, Gary and Connie Sexton, Rick and Barbara Sexton, Tammy and Roger Campbell; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Campbell, Sommer Campbell, Brandon Carroll and Ashley; a great-great-grandchild, Landon Carroll; half-sisters, Edna Manis, Nell Castle, Bell Morelock and Daisy Green; half-brothers, Farris Compton and Gene Compton; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, TN. Services were conducted at the funeral home with Pastor J .W. Depew and Pastor Bob Ferguson officiating. Graveside services were conducted on Friday at Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeremy Campbell, Brandon Carroll, Ron Carroll, Roger Campbell, and nephews -Danny Owens, and Venus Gray. Honorary pallbearers were Fain and Maxie Bell, Fred and Becky Walters and Phil and Lena Hensley.
The family expressed sincere appreciation and gratitude to staff of Greystone Health Care Center for the love and care provided to Gladys.
Geraldine Compton Sexton’s family connection is: Norman and Gladys Compton, Garland and Pearl Compton, Robert and Nancy McConnell Compton, Compton M. and Nancy Murphy McConnell, Thomas J. and Elizabeth Compton McConnell, Nancy McConnell, George McConnell

Virginia Edith Stallard
Kingsport - Virginia Edith Stallard, 87, of Pettyjohn Road, Kingsport, died Sunday January 28, 2007 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Cecil County, Md., she resided in Kingsport since 195 Mrs. Stallard was employed as a elementary school teacher for 27 years by Saint Dominic Catholic School, where she influenced the lives of hundreds of children with her passion for education. After retiring from teaching, she became known for her folk art painting and operated her business, The Painting Place, from her home. She was an active member of Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and working with the children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Stallard, her parents, Phillip and Edith McInturil; grandson, James E. Lowe; sisters, Jestine Crookshank and Lillian Kibbler.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Stallard Lowe, Kingsport, and Lisa Renee Smith, Winston-Salem, N.C.; sons, Harry Edward Stallard, Jr. and Malcolm Sevier Stallard, both of Kingsport, nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 29,2007 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel, with Elder Everett Lett and Elder Fred Redman offi ciating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ho!lston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.
Virginia Stallard’s family connection: Husband, Harry Edward Stallard, Elbert Sevier and Sallie Ethel Culbertson Stallard, William L. and Lavinia Jane Culbertson Stallard, James Monroe and Elizabeth F. McConnell Stallard, Sheriff George and Susanna Schnaebeli McConnell.

Steven Anthony Stewart
DUNGANNON, Va. Steven Anthony Stewart, 56, Dungannon, VA, passed away Friday after noon (Dec. 8, 2006) in Dungannon from in sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A life-long resident of Dungannon, VA, he was born December 14, 1949 in Sullivan County, TN, a son of the late James M. and Beulah Kate Hillman Stewart. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dungannon, VA.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie Ellen Stewart, Dungannon, VA; son, James Osborne, Wright, Wyo.; three grandchildren, Dillon and Devin Stewart and Jesse Osborne; one sister, Diane Mitchell and husband, Ernest, Dungannon, VA; former wife and mother of his children, Linda Osborne, Dungannon, VA; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in the at Scott County Funeral Home chapel, with Father Roland Hautz and Rev. Ernest Mitchell officiating. Military graveside services were provided by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3 Gate City VA and took place in the Cox Cemetery of Dungannon, VA
Steven Stewart’s family connection is: James Monroe and Beulah Kate Hillman Stewart, William J. and Kate T. Osborne Hillman, Charles Hagan and Martha P. Elam Osborne, William L. and Elizabeth Fisher Stallard Elam, Wm and Elizabeth Fisher McConnell Elam, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Marie Taylor
NICKELSVILLE, Va. — Marie M. Taylor, 69, entered into rest Thursday (March 15, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in Scott County, Va. on Oct 26, 1937.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sally M. Dean.
Survivors include her husband, Rev. Charles “Bill” Taylor, Nickelsville, VA; daughters and son-in-law, Ann and Charles Baker, Kingsport and Mary Taylor, Piney Flats; granddaughter, Summer Cleek, Knoxville.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City; VA with Rev. G.W. White officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720 in Mrs. Taylor’s memory.
Marie Taylor’s husband – Charles Lilburn Taylor is the son of Noah and Thelma D. McConnell Taylor, Lilburn J. and Alice Almyra McConnell, William G. and Elizabeth Eva Perry, Henry Snavely and Elizabeth Jane Kilgore McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Jason Ronald Turner
Nickelsville, VA — Jason Ronald Torner, 32, of Route 2, Nickelsville, VA, went home to be with Jesus at his residence on Sunday, (Feb. 11,2007). He was born in Sullivan County, on Aug 30, 1974. He graduated from Twin Springs High School in 1992, where he excelled in football and track. He attended and graduated from North East State Technical College with an Associate of Science Degrdee. Jason was employed by Eastment Chemical Company and worked in the Chemicals Maintenance Department. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nickelsville.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Edith Daugherty; and paternal grandfather, Edgar Turner.
Surviving are his loving wife, Tara Elizabeth Turner of the home; beautiful baby daughter, Reese Elizabeth Turner of the home; father and mother, Ronald and Karen Turner, Gate City, VA; brother Greg Turner and wife Crystal, Gate City , VA; paternal grandmother, Faye Turner, Nickelsville, VA; maternal grandfather, Eugene ‘Wild Bill” Daugherty; Nickelsville, VA; uncle Dewane Turner and wife Cathy; Gate City; VA; mother-in-law, Martha Durham, Church Hill; brother-in-law, Travis Durham, Church Hill; God parents, Bobby and Pat Fuller, and their children, Connie and Jay, Little Pat and Julie; special cousins, Michael, Justin, and Allison Turner, Kevin, Sarah, and Seth; Shannon, Luke, Tanner, Janet and Tonya Logan; Erin, Jason, and Bethany Kelly; several aunts, cousins, great aunts, great uncles, and a host of friends.
Calling hours are 5 to 8 pm Wednesday; at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and other times at his mother in law, 624W Main Blvd., Church Hill and at the parents, Hwy 71, Gate City, VA. Funeral services will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Steve Collins officiating. Graveside services were at Holston View Cemetery.
Jason Ronald Turner’s lineage: Ronald Ivan and Karen E. Daugherty Turner, Ivan Edgar and Mazella Faye Wampler Turner, Walker W. and Ackland Broadwater Wampler, Francis Marion and Drucilla F. McConnell Wampler, Abraham B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell.

Maude L Vermillion
KINGSPORT — Maude L Fraysier Vermilion, “Mamaw”, 95, passed away at her residence in Gate City VA on Thursday December 21, 2006. She was born on January 30, 1911 in Scott County, VA. She attended Orebank Central Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, who was first in her life, and her family dearly.
She was a homemaker and loved and enjoyed quiltmaking, crocheting, gardening, canning and working in her flowers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Florence Gillenwater Fraysier, her husband, Errett Vermilion; four sisters, Mary Fraysier, Bess Elliott, Georgia Benton and Lina Hargis; five brothers, Brian, Oral, Re Roe and Fletcher Fraysier.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Patton and Mary Vermillion of Gate City VA; grandchildren, Pa trice Dockery and husband, Rick; Steve Vermillion and wife, Sharon of Gate City, VA; great-grandchildren, Emily Dockery, Tyler Dockery and Josh Vermillion, all of Gate City, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm, today at, or anytime at the residence of Patton and Mary Vermilion, Gate City, VA.
Services were conducted today in the Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA chapel with the Rev. Lelbert Thornburg officiating. Music will be provided by the Rejoicing Voices. Graveside services were conducted on Sunday at Mt. Pleasant Community Center Gate City, VA. Pallbearers will be Kevin Horne, Dewey Risner, Tim Risner, Mark (Bo) Taylor, Rick Davis, and Roger Poore.
McConnell connection is through her husband, Errit Vermillion: Elbert R. and Elizabeth V. McConnell Vermillion, William H. and Manerva L. Smith McConnell, Thomas J. and Elizabeth Elliott McConnell, Nancy McConnell and Emigrant George McConnell and Regina.

JoAnn Vicars
NICKELSVJLLE, Va. —JoAnn Vicars, 80, passed away peacefully Thursday (July 19, 2007) at Holston Valley Medical Center with her family by her side.
Mrs. Vicars was born Sept. 26 1926 in Scott County. She was member at the Gillenwater Chapel Church. The picture you seen is on her 75th birthday, seeing the ocean for the first time. She was preceded in death by her husband H. Q. “Hub” Vicars her father, Hobert Frazier, and her mother Vivian Castle Frazier grandmother, Flora Belle Castle.
Survivors are Robin McConnell and her husband, Darrell, of Nickelsville; aon Billy H. Vicars and wife, Teresa of Nickelsville VA; brothers Billy Jack Frazier and wife Norma Lee, Weber City, VA, Harold Frazier, Weber City VA; grandsons, Mark Vicars and wife, Wendy, Nickelsville, VA, Josh McConnell, Nickelsvllle, VA; granddaughters, Tracy Vicars Hart and husband, Anthony, Nickelsville, VA, Jodie Ann McConnell, Nickelsville, VA great granddaughters, Savannah Paige Vicars, Nickelsville, VA and Ivey Jo Hart Honaker, VA; several nieces and nephews; also special caregivers and friends Barbara Bass, Wanda Burton, Elizabeth Finch, Freida Sluss, Courtney Wallen.
Special Thanks to Dr. Demous and staff, also the 3rd floor nurses at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, TN.
Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at and other times at the residence of Robin McConnell or Hilly Vicars.
Services were conducted on Saturday in the Colonial Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Joey Vicars and Rev. Patrick Johnson officiating. Eulogy by Mark Vicars and Thomas Hillman. Music was provided by the Johnson Family Singers, Mike
Mellons, Janis Herron, Teresa Mellons, pianist. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillman - Vicars Cemetery in Nickelsville, VA. Pallbearers will be Mark Vicars, Josh McConnell, Anthony Hart, Gary Frazier, Jimmy Erazier, Jarvis Vicars, Jimmy Vicars, and Larry Frazier. Honorary Pallbearers will be Glen Daugherty Pat Home, Roger Finch, and Darrell Daugherty.
Family line is: Hulbert Quary Vicars, Ingle A. and Hattie Hillman Vicars, Henry P. and Hannah Welch Dale Hillman, William M. and Huldah L. Dingus Hillman, George and Margaret Addington Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell, Emigrant George McConnell

Mauriece Quillen Vicars
ABINGDON, Va. -Mauriece Quillen Vicars, 89, entered into rest at Abingdon Manor on March 22, 2007. She had been a resident of Abingdon Manor for a number of years following a long illness.
She was born on Oct. 11, 1917 in Gate City, Va. to the late Maunie Compton Quillen and Frank Ewing Quillen. She was a graduate of Shoemaker High School and was a Christian since childhood.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Vicars in 1967; and her son, John William Vicars, in April 2003. Her paternal grandparents were John B. and Adelade Quillen and her maternal grandparents were William Albert and Eliza Compton. Her sister, Leora Hilton and brother, Ferris Quillen, also preceded her in death.
Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Judith Vicars, of Gate City, VA; and her grandchildren, Rebecca Lawson, of Ft. Blackmore, VA, Gayle Ervin, of Weber City and John Daniel Vicars, of Gate City, VA. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Eva Quillen of Kingsport; and several nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. today at Nicklesville Cemetery, Clarksville, VA with Dr. Rob Jon officiating.
Her family connection: Ewing and Monnie Compton Quillen, Wiliam Albert and Elizabeth Broadwater Compton, Berry and Susan Dingus Compton, William and Polly Green Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus

Bess Betty Wampler
Wichita Falls, TX. — Bess “Betty” Maddox Wampler, wife of the late, Denver W. Wampler, passed away on Sunday (June 17, 2007) at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, TX.
Mrs. Wampler was born on July 31, 1924 in Scott County, VA, outside Gate City and was the daughter of Allen and Nannie Broadwater Maddoc. Following military service during World War II, during which she served in the Women’s Army Corp at the Pentagon, Mrs. Wampler made her home in Bristol, TN for over 50 years.
She is survived by two sons, Robert A. Wampler; of Baltimore, MD, and _____ Wampler of Wichita Falls, TX; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathleen Edwards, of Henderson, Nevada and Virginia Lane, of Gate City, VA.
Services were held at the Glenwood Cemetery Chapel in Bristol, TN.
Lineage: Bess Maddux Wampler, Allen R. and Nannie Broadwater Maddux, Hugh J. and America V. McConnell Broadwater, Henry M. and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Virginia Wampler
Kingsport, TN – Virginia Moore Wampler, 84, died Tuesday April 17, 2007 at Wexford House after a lengthy illness. Born in Scott County, VA on June 13, 1922, she had lived in the Kingsport since 1925. She retired from the tenite division of Eastman Kodak Company in 1979 after 36 years of service.
She was a member of the Fort Robinson Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garnie M. Wampler, her parents, Charlie E. and Mary Fletcher Moore; one brother, C. Hubert Moore; two sisters, Marie Moore Dougherty and Martha Moore.
She is survived by three sisters, Irene Moore White, Anna Lou Moore Churchwell and Loela Moore Larkin, all of Kingsport; two brothers, Oscar W. Moore and James W. Moore, both of Kingsport; one sister-in-law, Faye Wampler Turner, Nickelsville, VA; two brothers-in-law, Lowell D. Wampler and Lowell Dougherty both of Kingsport, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Services were held in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Wallen and Rev. Gene Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Family line is through her husband, Garnie Murrel Wampler; Walker W. and Ackland Broadwater Wampler, John W. and Launa McConnell Broadwater, Henry M and Betty Kilgore McConnell, Preacher George and mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell. Line is also through the parents of Walker W. Wampler; Francis Marion and Drucilla F. McConnell Wampler, A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, then picks up with Preacher George and Mary Compton McConnell.

Evelyn Lucy Ward
Kingsport – Evelyn Lucy Ward, 89, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at her residence.
She was born in Scott County VA and resided in the West View Community most of her life. She attended West View Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Patton and Ava Blankenbeckler; husband, Chester Pete Ward; one daughter Charlotte Joan Ward; three brothers, Red , Quinton and L. J. Blankenbeckler; and four sisters, Hazel Castle, Tiny Blankenbeckler, Lena Eatherton, and Cotton Larkins.
Surviving are her son and wife, Johnnie and Linda Ward of Kingsport; one sister, Ruth Shelton of Kingsport; grandchildren, April Dawn Ward of Knoxville, Christopher and wife Angie Ward of Glenn Allen, VA,; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Sara Biorck; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held in the Wayne Hamilton Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with interment in the Oak Hill Memorial Park.
Evelyn’s family connection: Patton and Avie Gillespie Blankenbeckler, William P and Catharine Hannah Meade Gillespie, Jacob and Susannah S. Stallard Meade, James Monroe and Elziabeth Fisher McConnell Stallard, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.



Myrtle Lillian Whited
Gare City, Va. — Myrtle Lillian Whited, a resident of Sunbridge Hillside Healthcare Center, Kingsport, formerly of Scott County VA, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning (August 25, 2006) while at the center
She was born December 11, 1912 and was the daughter of the late George W and Eva Smith McDavid of Scott County, Va. She was a homemaker and a member of Nottingham United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred O. Whited; grandson, Michael Quate Foster; one sister, Ethel Jayne and Robert McDavid.
Survivors include one daughter, Jody Hamilton of Kingsport; granddaughter, Cathy Bolling and husband Randy of Richlands, VA; grandson, Rick Hamilton of South Daytona, Flu.; four great-grand children and four great-great-grandchildren; one granddaughter-in-law, Vickie Foster of Woodstock VA one sister-in-law, Juanita McDavid of Weber City, VA; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and other also survive including special friend, Diane Lane of Kingsport and her second family, the staff of Sunbridge Hillside Healthcare Center. They looked after mom with much care and concern and for that we thank you.
Graveside services were at Holston View Cemetery. Rev Paul Blessing will officiate
McConnell connection is: Myrtle Whited, George & Eva Victoria Smith McDavid, Eva Victoria Smith McDavid, John & Eliza Quillen Smith, Robert Allen & Elizabeth G. McConnell Smith, Dr. Abraham Berry and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, Preacher George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Vesta Irene Quillen Wilson
Vesta Quillen Wilson passed away unexpectedly Friday (Dec. 1, 2006) at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. She was born to the late John A. and Hannah Chapman Quillen. Mrs. Wilson was retired from Broyhill Furniture Industries and was a member of New Life Missionary Baptist Church. Vesta attended Jackson Elementary School, Junior High School and Dobyns-Bennett High School until her marriage, at which time she moved to Lenoir, N.C. She loved her church and all people. She had numerous friends in Lenoir and Hickory
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny J. Wilson, Johnny Mack Wilson; a daughter, Jeanie L Coffey, six brothers; two sisters; a grandson, Monty Adkins; and a great-granddaughter, Emily Wilson.
Surviving are a son, Fred L Wilson, Hickory N.C.; three daughters, Ms. Marie (Ree) Whisnant, Morganton, N.C., Ms. Bunny Brown, Taylorsville, N.C., and Mrs. Pat Adkins and her husband, Bill (whom she thought of as her son), Lenoir, N.C.; a sister and very loving best friend, Faye Quillen, Kingsport, 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at New Life Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Steven Mathews. Interment followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers were Mrs. Wilson’s grandsons, Jeff Adkins, Jason Brown, Jody Auton, Lance Wilson, Jamie Coffey, David Wilson, Nate Wilson, Danny Wilson, Petey Brookshire, Kyle Walker and Joel Walker.
McConnell connection: John A. and Hannah Chapman Quillen, Charles and Serepta McConnell Quillen, A. B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell III, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

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