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Lowell Benton Addington

Lowell Benton Addington, 54, stepped into the light onn Monday June 26, 2006 at home in the arms of his wife as a result of a heart attack. He was a born-again Christian who loved the Lord. He loved Unicoi Chapel Church where he attended faithfully. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Will andOpal Addington and Will and Novella Farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Venetta Addington: one son, Barney Addington and his mtoher, Barbara Penley of Duffield; parents, Lowell and Frankie Addington; one sister, Linda Louise Addingotn; two nieces, four nephews and their husbands and wives, a host of great nephews and great nieces, several aunts and uncles. He also leaves his father and mother in law, Greg and Barbara Harr of Rogersville.

Services were held at Christian-Sells Funeral Home, Rogersville, TN with Rev. Fred Tankersley and Rev. Keith Manis Jackson officiating. Graveside services were held at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.

Lowell Benton family connection is: Lowell Benton and Frankie Ilene Farmer Addington, Willia and Opal M. Addington, Hugh Jackson and Margaret Kilgore Addington, DAvid Jessee and Mary Louemma McConnell Addingotn, Captain Henry Morris and Betty Kilgore McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Nina Gail Smith Addington

Nina Gail Smith Addington, 47, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2006 at Bristol Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle with the earthly illnesses to be in her heavenly home.

Nina was born on June 16, 1959, in Sullivan County. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. She was a 1977 graduate of Twin Springs High School and was a graduate of the Kingsport School of Practical Nursing as a LPN. She had been employed at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Sunbridge Nursing Home, Health South, Brian Center Wexford House, and Holston Valley Hospital as an LPN, providing loving care prior to periods of declining health.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Louise Smith; brother Darrell Wayne Smith; and maternal grandpar­ents, Stella Mae Dingus and Walson Lee Dingus.

She is survived by her husband, Danny Wade Addington of the home; three sons, Justin Matthew  Addington and   wife, Charity Weber City VA, Daniel Nathan Addington and Joseph Wesley Addington, both of the home; sister-in-law, Lisa Kay Smith, Nickelsville, VA; brother, Andy Smith and wife, Sandy, Hudson, NC; sisters, Rebecca Louise Bradley and husband, Grey, Connelly Springs, NC, Melanie Susan Deeland and hus­band, Rodney, Coeburn, VA, Hope Hall, Castlewood, VA; fa­ther and mother-in-law, Bruce and Janelle Addington, Nick­elsville, VA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

Services were conducted at the Moore’s Memorial Baptist Church (Nickelsville Hwy, 3½ miles out of Gate City) with Rev. Pat Johnson officiating. Music was provided by New Vision. Interment was in the Donel­son Keith Family Cemetery (State Road 801, Twin Springs Road) fol­lowing the funeral service.

Romola Joan Moeller Addington

Romola Joan Moeller Addington, 93, passed away July 19, 2005. She was born May 6, 1912, the daughter of the late Herman F. and Belle Guilford Moeller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Leondus Addington. and her brother Virgil Moeller. Survivors include her three sons; Ronald J. Addington and wife Betty. Norman P. Addington and wife LaVerne, and Gary W. Addington; four grandchildren, J. Shawn Addington, Rhonda K. Cason, Gregory P. Addington, and Brian W. Addington; ten great--grandchildren. Kayleigh Addington. Michael Addington, Timothy Addington. Matthew Addington, Brandon  Addington, Cody Addington, Skyler Addington, Lauren Addington, Daniel Cason, and Matthew Cason. two nephews and seven nieces. Graveside services and burial was in Monticello Memory Gardens in Charlottesville, VA.

Her husband, James Leondus Addington’s line is: John Doty and Susan Dougherty Addington, Sylvester P Dougherty, Nathan and Susannah R. McConnell Dougherty, Sheriff George and Susannah McConnell

Elmer Alley

CHURCH HILL - Elmer Otis Alley, 86, of 4514 Stanley Valley Rd., passed away Thursday morning (Oct. 27, 2005) at his residence following an extended illness. He was born in Scott County, Va., but had resided in Hawkins County the majority of his life. Mr. Alley served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the Company C 38th regiment infantry division. He worked at Joseph's Watch Sales and Repair in Kingsport before retiring from the Tennessee Eastman Company in 1979 with 37 years of service. Elmer's favorite hobby was woodworking. He belonged to Okolona United Methodist Church in Stanley Valley where he had served as Sunday School superintendent for many years.  Elmer Alley is preceded in death by his grandson, Joel Scott Alley; his parents, Robert and Annie McConnell Alley; along with an infant brother. Mr. Alley is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Roller Alley; two sons, Doyle Alley and his wife, Nancy of Yuma, Va., Jerry Alley and his wife, Brenda of Maryville, Tenn.; a daughter, Brenda Mason and her husband, Joe of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Sherri Pesterfield, Terri Best, Angie Alley, Bradley Alley, Jennifer Mason and Bethany Alley; three great-grandchildren, Ethan Pesterfield, Luke Mason and Olivia Mason; a sister, Marie Merrill of Kingsport; a brother, Edgar Alley and his wife, Elsie of Church Hill; along with several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or anytime at the residence, 4514 Stanley Valley Road. Services were conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charlie Eberhart officiating. Graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Elmer Alley’s line is: Anna McConnell Alley, James Elbert McConnell, Thomas Jefferson McConnell, Thomas James McConnell, Nancy McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell

Nancy Baldwin

Nancy A. Baldwin, 64, of Defiance OH, died at 11:35 am Wednesday, October 19, 2005 in her home. She was orn April , 1941 in Norfolk, VA, the daughter of Bueford and Juanita Adkins Stallard. In 1961, she married Claude Baldwin, who died in 1998. She was a homemaker and a member of the Second Baptist Church of Defiance, OH. Her parents and a sister preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters; Norice Bechtol and Mrs. Alan (Rebecca) Michael of Defiance; a son, Clinton Baldwin of VanWert, OH; and three sisters; three brothers; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were held by Lawson Roessner Funeral Home with burial in the Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance, OH.

Nancy’s line is: Juanita Adkins Stallard, Inex Addington Adkins, Henry Addington, Susan B. Dingus Addington, George Dingus, Nancy McConnell Dingus, Immigrant George McConnell.

Stella E. Bentley

BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Stella E. Bentley, 92, went to be with her Lord Sunday (March 19, 2006) at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Scott County, Va., and had lived in Big Stone Gap since 1922. She was an LPN with the former Appalachian Regional Hospital in Wise, Va., with over 15 years of service. She was a member of the New Hope Assembly of God in Big Stone Gap.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Bentley; a daughter, Betty Jean Bentley; her parents, Harim P. and Alice (Peters) McCracken; two brothers, Arthur McCracken and Joe McCracken; and a sister, Beatrice Dresher.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Giles and husband, Audnia of Duffield, Va., Belinda Rutherford and husband, Phillip of Duffield, Va., and Cherlene Reasor of Big Stone Gap; three sons, Eugene “Shang” Bentley and wife, Joan of Big Stone Gap, Arthur “Buck” Bentley of Big Stone Gap, and Paul “Whimpie” Bentley and wife, Bobbie of Madisonville, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom McCracken of Kingsport, and Hobert McCracken of Big Stone Gap; several nieces and nephews; and two special caregivers, Louise Barnette and Anna Barton. Familyreceived friends at the New Hope Assembly of God. Services will followed with the Rev. Rick Whitten officiating. Committal services were on Tuesday at Glencoe Cemetery in Big Stone Gap. Family and friends will meet at the New Hope Assembly of God at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, is in charge of arrangements.
Effie’s family line is: Samuel Benton Stallard, Sara Jane Casteel Stallard, Lucy Dingus Casteel, Nancy McConnell Dingus, Immigrant George McConnell

D. F. Blair

GATE CITY, Va. - C.F. “Clint” Blair, 88, passed away Saturday (March 11, 2006) at Indian Path Hospital after an extended illness. He was born in the Midway community of Scott County, Va. He worked at Tennessee Eastman for 39 years in the research department. He was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church. He loved his farming and gospel music. He was a member of the Midway Memorial Choir and the Scott County Choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton Frederick Sr. and Mozella Quillen Blair; two brothers, J. Leland and Earl S. Blair; one sister, Gradalee Blair Addington.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Greear Blair, of the home; daughter, Sara Helen Tallent and husband Barry, Tellico Plains, Tenn.; son, Roger T. Blair and wife Beth, Gate City; three grandchildren, Mary Beth Blair Vaughn and husband Dr. Jeff Vaughn, Jane Blair Laoo and husband George, Nicole Tallent Newby and husband Bill; great-grandchildren, Blair Vaughn, Madison Vaughn, Andrew Vaughn, Zion Laoo, Claire Newby and Nicolas Newby; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.  Rev. Allen Karnes officiated at the services. Midway Memorial United Methodist Church Choir and Don Large provided the music; pianist was Dr. Jeff Vaughn, and organist, Margaret Large. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holston View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Blair, Tommy Greear, Doug Varney, Larry Gillespie, Bob Tyus, and Bill Burris. Memorial contributions may be made to Midway Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Dougherty, 126 Cedar Ave., Gate City, VA 24251.

C. F.’s wife, Helen whose family line is: William Thomas Greear and Martha Vermillion Greear. Sarah M. Meade Greear, Susannah Snavely Stallard Meade, Elizabeth Fisher McConnell Stallard, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrat McConnell. Myrtle Vermillion’s line is Mary M. Dougherty Vermillion, Rebecca McConnell Dougherty, Joab Watson McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Ricky Lee Bolden

KINGSPORT - Ricky Lee Bolden, 44, formerly of Wise County, Va., went to be with the Lord at 9:10 a.m. Thursday following a long illness at Wellmont Bristol Hospice House. He would have celebrated his 45th birthday on Saturday having been born February 25, 1961. He had been a resident of Kingsport since 1994. He had attended Norton Church of God. He was an avid fan of professional wrestling and love the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He also had a great appreciation for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Creed and Edna Bolling Stallard and Earl and Margaret Pressley Bolden. He is survived by his parents, Earl and Doris Stallard Bolden of Gate City, Va. (the Yuma Community); one sister, Linda and Jeff Miller of Gate City, Va. (East Carters Valley Community); one niece, Emily Sunshine Miller of Bristol, Va.; one nephew, Luke Miller and wife, Jennifer of Mount Carmel; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Calling hours were Saturday, February 25, at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Services followed with the Rev. Ronnie Hammonds officiating. Music will be provided by the Weber City Church of God. Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memory Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va., with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Ethel Faye Lawson Bridwell

GATE CITY, Va. - Ethel Faye Lawson Bridwell, 84, died Thursday (March 9, 2006) at her residence. She was born in Scott County, Va. to the late Henry Fuller Lawson and Sophia Victoria Dougherty Lawson. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ralph Bridwell; and a brother, Fred H. Lawson. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Bridwell Middlemas and husband, Eric, Johnson City, Pat Bridwell Carroll and husband, Perry, Gate City, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Sherry Bridwell, Snowflake, Va., Charles “Chuck” and Freda Bridwell, Abingdon, Va.; grandchildren, Tara and Lee Teras, Cincinnati, Ohio, Sophia Bridwell, Snowflake, Va., Nathan Bridwell, Kingsport, Austin Bridwell, Abingdon, Va., Alex Bridwell, Abingdon, Va., Sylvia Middlemas, Erin Middlemas and Eleanor Middlemas, all of Johnson City; great-granddaughter, Emma Faye Teras, Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Otis and Becky Bridwell, Kingsport, June Lady, Kingsport, Frank Quinn, Austin, Tex.; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Sunday at Gate City Funeral Home and at the residence of her son, Jim Bridwell and daughter, Pat Carroll. Services were held in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Scott Fields officiating. Music was provided by Jim Belt Baker, accompanist by Carolyn McPherson and violinist, Erin Middlemas. Graveside services were held on Sunday at Lawson Confederate Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Va. Pallbearers were family and friends, Lee Teras, Joe Davidson, Perry Carroll, Eric Middlemas, Nathan Bridwell, Austin Bridwell and Alex Bridwell. Honorary pallbearers were Edwin Godsey, Paul Godsey, Lowell Williams, Jim Fuller, Pat Fuller, Dwight Kilgore, Bill Pendleton and Bill Fuller. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lawson Confederate Memorial Cemetery, P.O. Box 365, Gate City, Va. 24251.

Ethel Faye Lawson Bridwell’s line is: Sophia Dougherty Lawson; Nathan O. Dougherty, Rebecca McConnell Dougherty, Joab Watson McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.   So, there we are up to date on the Obit of cousins. 

Harry Carter Broadwater

Wilmington, NC December 25, 2005 Harry Carter Broadwater, 94, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2005 at home in Wilmington, NC. He was a former longtime resident of Kingsport, TN. He is survived by his children: Alan Fugate Broadwater of Wilmington, NC; Emily Carol Winslow, Denver, Co; Cynthia Graham, Brevard,NC. Burial services were held by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral home in Wilmington, NC 

Harry's line is: Robert Bascom Broadwater, Mary Larue Culbertson Broadwater, Sarah Jane Dingus Culbertson, William Dingus, Nancy McConnell Dingus, Immigrant George McConnell.

Evelyn Janette Carter

HILTONS, VA – Jeanette Carter, 82, went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning at Wellmont-Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born July 2, 1923, a daughter of the late A.P. and Sara Dougherty Carter of Scott County, Virginia. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, the founder of the Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Inc. and the Carter Family Museum, in which she took great pride. She had received numerous awards and recognition over the years, including the National Heritage Award, for her dedication in preserving old-time and traditional music. A son, Donald William Jett, her sister, Gladys Carter Millard, and her brother, Joe D. Carter preceded her in death. Her son passed away on July 20, 2005 in Orangeburg, SC. Her brother, Joe D. Carter died March 2004. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Bob Forrester of Hiltons, Virginia; her son and daughter-in-law, Dale Jett and wife, Teresa of Hiltons, Virginia; five grandchildren, Malissa Nowling, Justin Forrester, Tyler Forrester, Yancy Pyne and Tucker Jett.; four great grandchildren, William Nowling, Madison Pyne, Macey Pyne and Payton Pyne; the father of her children, James Livingston Jett of Bristol, Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and others survive along with many “adopted” loved ones. Her body lay in state on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at the Scott County Funeral Home, 280 Hwy 23N, Weber City, Virginia. Burial was private. A public memorial service took place at 2 pm on Sunday afternoon, January 29, 2006 at the Carter Family Fold at Hiltons, Virginia. Pallbearers are Tom Bledsoe, Blanard Collins, Bob Forrester, Raymond McLain, Dr. Joseph Smiddy, and John Wolfe

Tommy J. Cassell

“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am there you may be also.”

GATE CITY Va. — Tommy pa-tiently waited for God to prepare him a place to be with him, and on Wednesday afternoon at 5:20 Tommy J. Cassell, 71, of Bellamy Road, went to that place with his Lord and Savior after a coura-geous battle with cancer. He was born October 8, 1934 and was the son of the late William Morgan and Pattie Stapleton Cassell of Scott County, VA. He was a member and deacon of Salley’s Chapel Baptist Church, Weber City, VA. He retired from Quebecor World (Hawkins County) after 34 years of service. He was preceded in death by one brother, R. W. Cassell; five sisters, Pauline Stapleton, Dellarhea Stapleton, Faye Dixon, Lou Ward and Joy Horne.

Surviving are his loving wife of’ 51 years, Phyllis Hillman Cassell, of the home; two sons, Jeffrey Gene Cassell and wife Susan, Michael Lynn Cassell and wife Karen, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Alicia Paige Cassell and Leslie Anne Cassell, both of Kingsport and Jeremy Daniel Cassell of Knoxville; nieces, Shirley Hillman and husband Robbie, Peggy Dean and husband Curtis, all of Kingsport, Patsy Davidson and husband Sack of Nickelsville, VA.; nephew, Glenn Stapleton and wife Verdie of Nickelsville, VA.; a very special nephew, Joey Greear of Mt. Vernon, MD., who always called Tommy “Papaw” all his life. Services were conducted at Scott County Funeral Home on Saturday with burial at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.

Irene Donelson Castle

Saturday March 11, 2006 Kingsport Times News - Irene Donelson Castle, 89, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (March 9, 2006) after a period of declining health. Born in Nickelsville, VA. on Jan. 19, 1917 to the late William J. Donelson, Sr and Ollie E. Castle Donelson, Irene had lived in Kingsport since 1937. She had worked for Borden Mills, Tennessee Eastman Company and was manager of Discount Fabric House prior to her retirement. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, and faithfully attended as long as her health permitted. She truly loved the Lord and her church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde P. Castle in 1996; two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by two sisters, Janelle Addington and husband Bruce of Nickelsville, VA., and Viola Maude Donelson of Weber City, Va.; brother, Eugene Donelson and wife, Jean of Kingsport; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Donelson of Orlando, Fla., and Eva Donelson of Marion, VA; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Visitation with the family of Irene Castle was on Sunday at Pleasant View Baptist Church. Services followed at 2:30 PM at the church with the Pastor Wayne Baker officiating. Music was provided by the church choir. Burial followed at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Pleasant View Baptist Church. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the church family and others for their prayers, help, food, etc. during Irene’s sickness. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Drive Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Irene Donelson Castle age 89.  Her line is: Ollie Castle Donelson, Drusilla Culbertson Castle; Nancy McConnell Culbertson; William G. McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.  Irene was sister to Janell Addington, Bruce Addington’s wife.  Our sincere condolences go out to cousin Bruce and Janell. 

Jo Ann Stallard Childress

KINGSPORT - Jo Ann Stallard Childress, 62, Kingsport, died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 27, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.  She lived in the Kingsport area her entire life. Jo Ann was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Jo Ann was a member of Glen Alpine United Methodist Church. Her parents, Roy Stallard and Kathleen Stallard preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, Wayland Childress, Kingsport; three daughters, Tracey Cleek and husband, Scott, Sara Hope Gobble and husband, Smokey, Shannon Hurd and husband, Tim, all of Kingsport; three grandchildren, Lucy Cleek, Hannah Hurd, and Will Hurd; two sisters, Carolyn Dobson and husband, John, Memphis, and Judy Greene, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Dr. Kenneth W. LaDuke officiating. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Paul Bellamy, Dickie Zollman, Parker Trent, Charles Hunt, Eddie Williams, Carl Childress, Fred Childress, Henderson Hood, Dave Pierce, Wayne Pierce, Cotton Duke and Tim Witt. JO ANN STALLARD CHILDRESS  Kingsport Times News 28 Dec 2005. Jo Ann Stallard Childress's line: Roy Carl Stallard, Moscow Dewitt Stallard, Lucy Lawson Stallard, Henry D. Lawson, Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Irma Cobb

Kingsport Times News Duffield, VA – Irma Cobb, 82 passed away on Monday November 28, 2005 at Sunbridge Hillside Manor in Kingsport, TN. She was born in Wise County, VA and had resided in Scott County. She retired from Daniel Boone Trail Restaurant. She was also a member of Petersons Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli Jefferson and Mary Ann Pearcy Cobb; sisters, Gettie Alane and Frankie Upchurch. Surviving are her daughter, Joan Templeton and husband, paul, of Gate City, VA; son Douglas Cobb, Kingsport; grandson, Michael Paul Cobb, Knoxville; brothers, Cecil Ulice Cobb and wife Vivian, Duffield; Carroll Cobb, and wife Frances, Marion IN; Hagan Cobb and wife, Lois of Duffield; several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted in the Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, VA with Rev. Frank Mullins officiating. Music were provided by Billy Lawson. Graveside services were held on Friday at Holston View Cemetery.

Juanita Irene Salyers Combs

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Juanita Irene Salyers Combs, 78, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday (Oct. 05, 2005) at her home surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 18, 1926 the daughter of the late Rev. Jeff and Hettie Dingus Salyers. She was a member of the Sabrah's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and attended Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. She enjoyed going to church, gardening, embroidering, doll collecting, baking, bird watching, photography, Mt. Empire Senior Citizens, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Trucilla Moffitt and Shirley Burke. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jack Combs, of the home; four daughters, Frieda Sluss and husband Ben, Dungannon, Va., Frances Davidson and husband John, Dungannon, Va., Jackie Salyers and husband Mac, Nickelsville, Va., Myra Hammonds and husband Lowell, Nickelsville, Va.; foster son, Van Buren (Bo-Bo) Sexton, Richmond, Va.; 10 grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Edward Sluss and wife Rebecca, Sherry Robinson and husband Greg, Jason Sluss and wife Darcy, Wesley Davidson, Wendell Davidson, Kim Inbody and husband Dave, Jacqueline Johnson, Machetta Salyers, Stephanie Reed and husband Gerald, Alan Hammonds and wife Summer; 11 great-grandchildren, Tiffanie, Garrett, and Raven Sluss, Taneisha and Courtney Wallen, MacArthur, Phillip and Bethany Inbody, Mikyla Salyers, Devin Hoge and Justin Reed; four step-grandchildren, Sierra Ingraham, Conner and Cecila Godsey, and Kurt Taylor; three sisters, Charlene Burke and husband Claude, Castlewood, Va., Ann Blankenbeckler, Gate City, Va., Freddie Salyers, Hiltons, Va.; brother, Myron Salyers and wife Betty, Nickelsville, Va.; brother-in-law, Billy Burke, Castlewood, Va.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Phyllis Combs, Weber City, Va.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends and neighbors; special caregivers, Dena Addington and Delilah Cole; special physician, Dr. Demotts and staff; nurse Dixie Qualls and therapist, Barbara Lang. Services were held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Walter Taylor, Rev. Arville Dingus and Rev. Marty Puckett officiating. Music was provided by the Holder Family and Libby and Rev. Walter Taylor. Pallbearers will be Alan Hammonds, Jason Sluss, Edward Sluss, Wesley and Wendell Davidson, Mark McCarty, Mack Kilgore and Jarrett (Poss) Smith. Burial will be in the Nickelsville Cemetery.

Darwin Compton

Darwin Lee Compton, 64, passed away November 11, 2005. He was born Januarv 1, 1941, the son of the late Albert Emerson and Marie Addington Compton. Survivors include his wife, Carol Kay Teague Compton; his son, Darwin Lee Compton II; his daughter, Lisa Marie Compton; and a sister, Becky Belcher. Services were conducted at Hartsell Funeral Home and burial, was in Stanly Gardens of Memory in Albemarle. North Carolina.

Darwin’s family line is: Albert and Lovelie Addington Compton, Irving and Monica Agee Compton, William Albert and Elizabeth Broadwater Compton, Berry and Susan Dingus Compton, William Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George McConnell

Earnest Sevier Compton

KINGSPORT - Earnest Sevier Compton, 80, of Sullivan Gardens, passed away peacefully on Sunday (Nov. 13, 2005) with his family at his side after a brief battle with lung cancer. Born in Dungannon in Scott County, Va., Earnest had lived in the Sullivan Gardens area for over 48 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, having received the following medals: Good Conduct, Purple Heart, European, African, Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge and the World War II Victory Ribbon. Mr. Compton retired from AFG with over 20 years of service. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Loretta Lawson Compton; his parents, Garland Compton and Zola Crisp Compton; brothers, Cecil, Russell, David and John Henry Compton; sister, Shirley McClellan. Survivors include his daughters, Dorothy Rhoton, Daisy and George Carroll, Nellie and Rufus Lawson, Dollie and Ricky Spears, Shonta and Mark Turner, all of Kingsport, and Denise and Hughie Cassell, Hiltons, Va.; sons, David Russell and Tina Compton, Donnie and Merinda Compton, Paul and Aundria Compton, Dannie and Gina Compton, Bruce and Kathy Compton, and Arthur Compton, all of Kingsport; grandchildren, April Rhoton, Misty Townsend, Christy Carroll Highfill and Chad, Jodi, Shawn and Katie Carroll, Josh Neece, Windy and Nikkie Mowell, Sarah Beth and Kenny Spears, Ryan and Skylar Dillon, Anthony and Kevin McCrary, Erica Morelock, Paul, Justin and Lee Ann Compton, Ariana Carter, Brandy Queen, Daniel Compton, Mikayla Watkins, Heather Hall, John Matthew Compton, Lana and DeeAnn Cassell, Shantel and Shane Turner, Derik and Kassie Compton; great-grandchildren, Alissa Kindle, Haylee Townsend, Lilly Jane Highfill, Dylan and Elizabeth Morelock, Xander and Destiny Queen, Hannah and Jacob Cassell; sister and brother-in-law, Belle and Demp Morelock, Kingsport; sisters, Nell Castle, Kingsport, and Daisy Green, Washington, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Farris and Charles Compton, Kingsport, and Gene and Liz Compton, Bristol, Va.; half sister, Gladys Sexton, Blountville; also several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, and anytime at the residence. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. today with Rev. Ralph Crawford officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted at Compton Family Cemetery in Kingsport on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the American Legion Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 with Joe W. Byrd, Chaplain in charge. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12 noon. Mr. Compton's sons and grandsons served as pallbearers.

Ernest Compton’s line is: Garland Compton, Robert Berry Compton, Susan Dingus, William dingus, Nancy McConnell Dngus, Immigrant George McConnell. Through Garland Compton’s maternal line: Nancy McConnell Compton, Compton M. McConnell, Thomas James McConnell, Nancy McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell

Harvey Wilburn Cox

MOUNT CARMEL - Harvey Wilburn Cox, 86, passed away Wednesday (March 29, 2006) at Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Cox was a native of Dungannon, VA and lived for several years in Detroit, Mich. He bad made his home in Mount Camel for the past 26 years. He was a retired employee of General Motors. His parents, John Patrick and Elsie Grear Cox (SR) preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Nell Holbrook Cox, three sons, Thomas Cox, Brazil, Stephen Cox and Jimmy Cox, both of Detroit; one daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Keith Grainger, Detroit; and two stepsons, Terry Fleming and wife Cindy, Christ Fleming; several grandchildren; one brother John P. and Gloria Cox, Jr.; one sister, Otelia and Henry Winters, Gray TN. Services were held in the chapel of the Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. Charles E. Wallen officiating. Burial was in the Cox Cemetery, Dungannon, VA.

His wife, Nell’s family line is: Jerry and Mary Holbrook, Jr., Robert and Lillie McCarty Buchanan, Wilson and Melinda Bond McCarty, James and Mary Annalee Lawson Bond, Jeremiah and Catherine Mc. Lawson, Sheriff George McConnell.

Annie Laurie is connected to the family through her husband, D. M. Stallard: Dolphus Stallard, Moscow and Melinda Spears Stallard, Eyrus and Lucy Lawson, Henry and Susannah Bond Lawson, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Susannah McConnell.

Savannah Elizabeth Cox

KINGSPORT, TN--Savannah Elizabeth Cox, 20, died at her home Tuesday (July 5, 2005) after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Fort Hood, TX, she resided in Kingsport most of her life.  Savannah was a 2003 graduate of Sullivan North High School where she was in the top five of her class.  She had completed two years at East Tennessee State University and was accepted for admittance into their nursing program beginning this fall.  Savannah was a Methodist and attended First broad Strteet United Methodist Church and Vermont United Methodist Church.  She was a daughter any parent would be proud of, a sister all would love to have, and a friend to anyone who knew her.  Her love of life and zest for knowledge will never be extinguished, even though her life was ended much too soon. She will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched in her special, caring way.  Her mother, Michelle Leasure, paternal grandfather, Bill Cox; and maternal grandmother, Helen Cox preceded her in death.  Surviving are her parents, Walter Keith and Jennifer Cox; two sisters, Mackenzie Cox and Laura Helen Cox; brother, Ben Harrison, all of the home; love of her life, Joshua Anderson, Kingsport; maternal grandmother, Linda Pearce and husband Dwight, Raleigh, NC; paternal grandmother, Gladys Cox, Kingsport; aunts, Donna Cox, Teressa Dobbs and husband Mike, Denise Steele, Judy Overbay and husband Carl; Wayne, and Jane Williams; uncles, Joe Cox and Ollie Martin; and several cousins. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home was in charge of the cremation and the funeral services.

Savannah's line is: Michelle Ella Leasure, Lynda Jane McConnell Leasure; William Fleming McConnell, Jr., William Fleming McConnell, Sr., William George McConnell, Henry Snavely McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Sue C. Cox

NICKELSVILLE, Va. - Sue C. Cox, 66, of Silver Spring, MD, formerly of Nickelsville, passed away unexpectedly Friday at her residence. Among her survivors are her father and stepmother, John H. Cox and wife Edith of Weber City, VA. The body was returned to Scott County Funeral Home for services. She was born May 23, 1939 in Sullivan County and was of the Baptist faith. She was a graduate of Nickelsville High School and Montgomery College of Silver Spring, Md. She was retired from the U.S. Department of Commerce after 41 years of service. She was preceded in death by her mother, Flo Kilgore Cox; infant brother, Garland Hansford Cox; and a stepbrother, Michael H. Cox.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, John H. Cox and wife Edith of Weber City, Va.; two stepsisters, Sandra Cox Greenwell and husband, Terry of Gray, and Pattie Cox Kestner and husband, Danny of Kingsport; one stepbrothers, Jim Cox and wife, Glenda of Gate City, Va.; nieces, Lori Templeton, Anna Quillen, and Marina Cox; nephews, Steven Cox, Jonathan Cox, Nathan Cox, Michael H. Cox II, and Patrick John Cox; and special friend, Jim Matzel of Silver Spring, Md.

Visiting was on Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home, Gate City, VA. Funeral services followed in the evening with Rev. Jim Cox officiating. Lori Templeton, her niece, provided the music. Burial was held on Friday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. 

Memorials to Morning Light Community Church, c/o Jim Cox, 13614 East Carters Valley Rd., Gate City, Va. 24251, or the youth fund at Gate City United Methodist Church, 103 East Walnut St., Gate City, VA. 24251. Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Cox family.

Sue Cox’s family line is: John Henry Cox, John W. Cox, Amanda Lawson Cox, Catherine McConnell Cox, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell

Shirley Jean Davis

 Mrs. Shirley Jean (Kendrick) Davis, 52, Route 7, Gate City, Va., went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2006 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Davis was born in Bristol, Va. on Sept. 20, 1953 and was the daughter of the late Broadus Wayne and Emma Jean (Mullins) Kendrick.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ella Mae Kendricic one grandchild, Baby Angel Davis; and stepmother, Ruby (Teenie) Quillin Kendrick. 

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Davis, Gate City, VA; son, Chucky Davis and wife, Lisa,    Gate City, VA; special child, Marissa Kilbourne, Gate City, VA; brother, Dale Kendrick and wife, Rhonda, Gate City, Va.; sisters, Debbie Burton and husband, Marvin, Knoxville and Peggy Kendrick, both of Knoxville, Tenn., and Sandra Grills, Gate City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral home, Rev Mack Daugherty and  Rev Kenneth Kiser officiating. The Gateway Quartet provided music. Graveside services at the Kendrick Cemetery in the Midway community of Scott County were held on Thursday.

Shirley Jean’s family connection is through her father: Broadus and Emma Jean Mullins Kendrick, John Oscar and Etta Mae Stallard, Kendrick, John R. and Elizabeth Victoria Strong Stallard, John H. and Eliza Dougherty Stallard, Nathan R. and Susannah R. McConnell Dougherty, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Charlie L. Dingus

Charlie Leonard Dingus, 70, of Coeburn, died Tuesday (Sept. 20, 2005) at his residence in Coeburn. He was a retired employee of Pittston Coal Co. and was a veteran and served with Air Force. His parents, Alton Emory and Ruby Odella Dingus and a brother, Frank Dingus, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Betsy Jones Dingus; four daughters, Lisa Dingus, Kingsport, Tenn., Lynn Dingus, Michelle Altizer and husband, David all of Coeburn, Kim Belcher and husband, Sammy, Norton; sister, Sarah Odella Miller, Ashland, Oh.; brother, Roy Dingus, Loundonville, Oh.; six grandchildren, Amanda Mullins, Garrett Baker, Tanner Altizer, Ethan Altizer, Makenzie Altizer and Jarred Mullins; great grandchild, Evan Mullins; two step grandchildren, Sammy Belcher and Wade Belcher; one step great-grandchild, Aiden Belcher; several nieces, nephews and friends.  Funeral service were held on Friday, Sept. 23 at Estes Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. With Rev. Kermit Evans officiating. Burial was at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens in Coeburn, on Friday, Sept. 23, 2005. The family received friends after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral, Coeburn, VA

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Hillman) Dingus, a resident of Church Hill Nursing Home; daughters, Deena Kennann and husband Gerald of Amarillo, Tex., and Marion Thompson of Weber City, Va.; son, Darryl Dingus of Weber City, Va.; five grandchildren, Melody Jeffries, Jason Wheeler, Melissa Caddy, Justin Dingus and Stephanie Gamboa; five great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Dingus and wife Esther of Bristol, Va.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends also survive.

J. C. Dingus

Coalfield Progress 10 January, 2006 - J.C. Dingus, 70, of Pound, entered into rest Friday (Jan. 6, 2006) from his residence in Pound. He was surrounded by his loving family. J.C. was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, and a member of the Hubbard Chapel Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Robert and Verdia (Keith) Dingus; a sister, Lillian Vanover; and five brothers, Arlie Dingus, Agbert Dingus, Kedrick Dingus, Arnold Dingus and Junior Dingus. Survivors include his wife, Carol Sue Dingus of Pound; daughters, Ronda Linkous of Big Stone Gap, Irene Perkins of Pound; sons, Joe Dingus and Billy Dingus both of Pound, Bobby Dingus of Raleigh, N.C.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Nobie Vanover of Pound, Bernice Shell of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; brothers, Earl Dingus of Coeburn, Clyde Dingus, Lowell Dingus and Thelma Dingus all of Pound; a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing. Calling hours were Sunday, Jan. 8, at Baker Funeral Home, Pound. Services followed at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Revs. Roger Freeman and Billy Hibbitts officiating. Interment followed in the Dingus Family Cemetery, Pound. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. Danny Mullins officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Linkous, Wendell Dingus, Joe Dingus, Bobby Dingus, Billy Dingus, Jimmy Bowman, Larry Cantrell, Bart Bush. Honorary pallbearers were Odell Lane, Paul Gilley, Hurlie Collins, Dewey Salyers, Charles Baker and Wayne Browning.

Richard Braddie Dingus

POUND, VA - Mr. Richard Dingus, 71, entered into rest Wednesday (Nov. 30, 2005) from Holston Valley Medical Center. Richard was of the Baptist faith and was retired from the U.S. Army with 24 years of service, having served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Edwin Dingus and Maude Baker Dingus, and a nephew, Ricky Baker. Surviving are his sister, Kathleen Baker of Pound, Va.; nephew, Terry Baker of Rogersville; aunt, Nannie Vanover of Pound, VA; two great-nephews, Chris Baker and Brian Baker, both of Clintwood, A.; two great-great nephews, Jarrod and J.T., both of Clintwood, VA; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Baker Funeral Home in Pound, VA. Services will be held at 7 p.m. today in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Lester Robinson and Rev. Chris Strange officiating. Pound VFW Post 9600 will conduct military graveside services at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Baker Cemetery, Pound, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va., is entrusted with the care of Richard Braddie Dingus.

Richard B. Dingus’s family line is: Joseph Edwin Dingus, Emory Patrick and Alba Jane Powers Dingus, Henry W. and Nancy J. Culbertson Dingus, George and Margaret Addington Dingus, Philip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George and Regina McConnell

Ina Fay Donelson

KINGSPORT - Ina Fay Keith Donelson, 76, went to be with the Lord late Sunday evening (Oct. 2, 2005) at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation after a lengthy illness. Born July 19, 1929 in Scott County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Stewart Baker Keith and Lillian Dockery Keith. She was a retired music teacher with the Sullivan County School System after 34 years of service. She taught briefly for Scott County, Va., School System. She was a long-time member of Kendrick's Creek United Methodist Church, where she was involved with the music department. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Fred Donelson Sr. (1987); one son, Scotty Donelson; one sister, Peggy France; one grandson, Corey Donelson; and son-in-law, Michael Carr. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Pendleton and husband Mark, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kathy Carr, Arizona; two sons, Charles F. "Buddy" Donelson Jr. and wife Sandra, Thorn Hill, Tenn., and Ricky Donelson, Kingsport; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four sisters, Nancy Smythers, Hillsville, Va., Joan Dorton and husband Waldo, Castlewood, Va., Frieda Elam and husband Curtis, Vicksburg, Miss., and Anna Rhea Whetsel and husband Don, Arnold, Md.; two brothers, Gary Keith and wife Teresa, Piney Flats, and Larry V. Keith and wife Debra of Gate City, Va. The family will receive friends at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the brother's residence, Larry Keith, 192 Beech St., Gate City, Va. Services were conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. today with Rev. Johnny Hackney and Rev. Jackie Strickler officiating. Graveside services were held at Holston View Cemetery on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m

Ina Fay’s McConnell line is: Steward Baker Keith,, Dora Alice Stallard Keith,, James Hendersn Stallard, Henry V. Stallard, Elizabeth Fisher McConnell Stallard. Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Evelyn Dougherty

Kingsport Times News December 6, 2005 – Gate City, VA Evelyn Elizabeth Dougherty, 69, of Gate City, went to be with Jesus and her family that had gone on before, on Sunday December 4, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 29, 1936 to the late Nathan Dougherty Sr and Orpha Harris Dougherty. She was a member of Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church (Addington Frame Church), Nickelsville, vA. Preceding her in death are one sister, Ruby Broadwater, one brother, Nathan Dougherty, Jr.’ and two nephews, Michael Dougherty and Larry Gillenwater. Surviving are her two sisters, Joann Enix and husband, Randall, and Clarice Gillenwater and husband, C. W. all of Hiltons; her two brothers, Harold Dougherty and wife, Pat of Nickelsville and Lowell Dougherty of Kingsport, a sister-in-law, Alma Dougherty of Weber City; two special nieces, Carolyn Peters, (who was like a sister) and Sherry Dougherty; eight nephews, Darrell and Gary Broadwater, Jerry and David Broadwater, Barry, Winfred, Brian, and Kevin Dougherty; as well as several great-nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. Services were conducted on Wednesday at the Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church (Addington Frame Church) Nickelsville, VA with Pastor Eckel Head and Pastor David Gillenwater officiating. Music was by the church choir. Burial services followed in the Addington Frame Chruch Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA.

Evelyn Elizabeth Dougherty’s family line is: Nathan A. and Orpha E. Harris Dougherty, William S. and Nancy Elizabeth Kilgore Dougherty, Nathan T. and Sarah M. D. Lawson Dougherty, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell.

Harold Thomas Dougherty

KINGSPORT - Kingsport Times News 29 Dec 2005.   Harold Thomas Dougherty, 82, Kingsport, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 28, 2005) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness. A native of Scott County, Va., Harold was employed for many years by Kingsport Broadcasting Company. Later he was employed by Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation in Kingsport where, prior to his retirement in 1993, he served as senior vice president for Engineering and served on their board of directors until his death.  His first employment in the broadcasting industry was as a transmitter engineer for WKPT-AM in 1942. Following serving in the South Pacific in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II and brief employment in the defense industry in Norfolk, he returned to Kingsport, where he assisted in the construction of WKPT-FM and new studios for both radio stations. Harold also owned and operated Dougherty's Radio and TV Service from 1951 until 1969 while serving as chief engineer for WKPT-AM & FM. In 1969 he supervised the construction of the local ABC affiliate WKPT-TV. In the mid 1970's he supervised the construction of new Bays Mountain facilities for WKPT-FM, including what was then the area's tallest tower. In 1991 he supervised the construction of the local UPN affiliate WAPK TV, and in the mid 1990's he supervised the move of WTFM (formerly WKPT-FM) from Bays Mountain to Holston Mountain. His parents, Irene and Hobson Dougherty preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mildred Dougherty; two daughters, Kay Dorton Crump of Nashville, and Becky Laws and spouse, Gary of Johnson City; four grandchildren, Joseph Yates of Daytona Beach, Fla., Rhonda Brown of Denver, Colo., Leslea Colquitt of Thomasville, Ga., and Mary Miller of Kingsport; five great-grandchildren, Stephanie Yates, Joseph Yates Jr., Holden Yates, Savannah Colquitt, and Alexis Colquitt; sisters, Violet Schanbacher, Margaret Haynie, and Sally Wallace; and brother, Terry Dougherty Services were conducted at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Daniel S. Clark officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Joseph Yates, Stan Steffey, Bob Steffey, George DeVault, David Leach, and Bobby Flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Boulevard, Suite #2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1523.

Harold has 4 McConnell lines: thru father: Hobson Dougherty,  Hobson's father John Dougherty-John Dougherty's father William C. Dougherty, Susannah R. McConnell Dougherty, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.  John Dougherty's mother Nancy Dingus, John Dingus, Nancy McConnell Dingus, Immigrant George McConnell;  John Dougherty's wife Susannah McClellan, George L.B. McClellan, Susannah S. McConnell, Rev. George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

McConnell Family line is through Harold's mother: Irene Vermillion, Delia Margaret Dougherty Vermillion, Louisa McConnell Dougherty, John B. F.McConnell, Sr, Thomas James McConnell, Nancy McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

James Claude Dougherty, Jr

GLEN ALLEN, VA - James Claude Dougherty, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 21, 2006.  He grew up in Scott County, Va., and graduated from Shoemaker High School. He was a World War II veteran in the U.S. Navy and was retired from AT&T. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Marie; parents, James C. Dougherty and Mamie McClain Dougherty. He was the loving husband of 54 years to his wife, Pauline; a dedicated loving father to his daughter, Sharon (Ricky) Minor of North Carolina; sons, Allen (Nancy) Dougherty and Leroy Dougherty of Virginia; and a proud grandfather to Kelly (Richard), Wendy (Dana), Sandy (John), all of North Carolina, and Kevin and David of Virginia; great-grandfather of Blake, Luke and Hunter, all of North Carolina; sisters, Kate Warren and Beverly Fields, both of Gate City, VA, Clifton Dougherty of Blountville, and Carroll Dougherty of Palmdale, Calif.; a host of nieces and nephews whom he greatly loved. Services were conducted Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at Fairmount Memorial Baptist Church, Richmond, VA. Interment followed in Signal Hill Cemetery, Hanover, VA. Courtesy of Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, VA.

His line is: James Claude Dougherty, Sr. ; Nathan Dougherty, Sylvester Patton Dougherty, Susannah McConnell Dougherty,; Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell. 

 Gray – Mary Francs McConnell Eads, 73 went to be with the Lord at 3:25 am Sunday at Wellmont Holston Valley medical Center following a brief illness. Born May 6, 1932 in Scott County, VA, she was a devoted housewife and mother; was very active member of Rock heritage Baptist Church in Colonial Heights. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nylas McConnell Mann, her grandparents, George D. and Ruth V. McConnell.  Mrs. Eads is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joe Eads, daughter, Teresa Jan Eads, two sons, Michael Eads and wife Donna, Rick Eads and wife Angel, five grandchildren, Dustin Eads Ashley Eads, Joey Shipley, Kayla Middleton and Daniel Middleton, one great-granddaughter, Chloe Eads and several other family members and a host of friends.  Service was held in the Scott Co Funeral Home, Weber City, VA with interment at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Carter Trent-Scott County Funeral home was in charge.

Mrs. Eads family line is: her Mother Nilas McConnell, George D. McConnell, Charles Yarbour McConnell, George Dingus McConnell, Rev. George McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell

Denver Elliott

GATE CITY, Va. - Denver Elliott, 81, entered into rest Friday (March 17, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Born in Scott County, Va., on Feb. 4, 1925, he was a son of the late Dallas Harmey (D.H) Elliott and Bessie Mae Frazier Elliott. He retired from the former Meade Corporation. He attended the Good Shepherd Baptist Church. 

Mr. Elliott served in the Navy during World War II and in Korea. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Gillenwater Elliott in 2003.

Mr. Elliott is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dannie and Mary Elliott, Gate City, and Rev. Ronald and Carolyn Elliott, Gate City; grandchildren, Tammie Elliott Willis and husband Mickey, and Daniel Shannon Elliott; sisters, Shellie and Jim Stallard, Gate City, and Anna Rea Strong, Gate City; one brother, Bobby Elliott and wife Inez, Gate City; brothers and sisters-in- law, Clyde and Ruth Gillenwater, and Otis Gillenwater, both of Gate City, and Junior and Daphine Gillenwater, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral home with Rev. G.W. White and Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating. Greg and Becky White provided the music.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and #265 at 11 a.m. on Monday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. Donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, American Diabetes, and American Heart Association.

Denver’s family line is: Dallance Elliott, Charles Wilson Elliott, Lucinda McConnell Elliott, George Dingus McConnell, Rev. George McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Mary L. (Gillenwater) Easterling

BLOUNTVILLE - Mary L. (Gillenwater) Easterling, 82, went to be with the Lord early Thursday morning (Oct. 20, 2005) at Greystone Healthcare Center in Blountville after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Wiley Gillenwater and Carrie (Addington) Gillenwater Easterling. She was of the Baptist faith and, in her early days, attended Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church (Addington Frame). She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leamuel Easterling; brothers, Hubert Gillenwater and Loyd Gillenwater; and half-brother, Ray Easterling. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Lee and husband Newman of Blountville; sons, Raymond Easterling and wife Linda, Limestone James Easterling and wife Della, Kingsport (Arcadia community); five grandchildren, Leanne Jennings, Amy May, Jason Easterling, Kaycie Lee and Amanda Lee; three great-grandchildren, Sage Jennings, Taylor May and Haley Jennings; sister, Grace Lane and husband Kenny, Missouri; brother, Elwood Gillenwater, Wise, Va.; two half-sisters, Faye Hartsock and husband Jack, and Ina Hartsock and husband Sammy, all of Hiltons, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Friends may also call anytime at the home of a daughter, Donna Lee at 4859 Hwy. 126, Blountville. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Music will be provided by the Lee Smith Singers. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Addington Frame Church Cemetery in Nickelsville, Va. (Midway community). Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m.

Clarice McConnell Estes

Clarice McConnell Estes, 91 of Abingdon, passed away July 12, 2006 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon VA. Born in Russell County, she was the daughter of the late F. L and Janie Candler. She made her home in Coeburn VA in Abingdon, VA. She was a teacher in Wise County for many years at sev­eral different schools. She was active in the Coeburn United Methodist Church where she was the church organist and Brownie Girl Scout leader.  After moving to Abingdon, she was a member of Abingdon United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl McConnell, second husband Beverly Estes; infant son, Jimmy Lee McConnell; brothers, Paul and Grady Candler and sons-in-law, Joe Kiser and Frank Alfred.

Survivors include daugh­ters, Ruth Alfred, Nickelsville, Anne Hilton and husband, Gary, Abingdon, Mary Clabaugh and husband “Bucky”, Gate City, Marcia Estes, and husband, Steve Parkhurst, Dumfries; son, Charles McConnell, Coeburn/Abingdon; grandchildren, Paul Gregory Kiser, Gretchen Leigh Branch, Joseph K. Kiser, Kelly Alfred, Amy Dorsey, Beth Hubbard, Natalie McConnell, Charles McConnell, Hank Clabaugh and Matt Clabaugh: great-grandchildren, Courtney, Joshua, Rachel. Brandon, ­Alexandra Clarice, Anna, Will, Luke, Nathan and Can; sisters and brothers-in-law Madge Greer, Martha Gilliam Mary and Doug Whitesell, Lois and Kelly Hill and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Coeburn United Methodist Church with Rev. Walter Weikeland Pastor Pete Perdue officiating. Graveside committal and burial was held at Holston View Cemeter in Weber City, Va.

Clarice Estes’s family line is through her first husband, Carl McConnell; Charles L. and Laura V. Rhoton McConnell, Jeremiah L. and Mary Alwilda Greear McConnell, Joab Wason and Rebecca Renfro Kilgore McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Gertrude Dingus Fannon

KINGSPORT, TN --Gertrude Dingus Fannon, about 85, died October 2005.  She was preceded in death by her parents Alonzo C. and Goldie Dougherty McConnell Dingus.  She was married to Ray Fannon and they had one son Larry Fannon.  Her paternal line: Alonzo C. Dingus, George Anderson Dingus, George Dingus, Nancy McConnell Dingus, Immigrant George McConnell.  Her Maternal line: Goldie Dougherty, Nathan O. Dougherty, Rebecca Renfro McConnell Dougherty, Joab Watson McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.  Nathan O. Dougherty's wife Drusilla McConnell's line: Capt. Henry Morris McConnell, Rev. George McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell. *(If anyone has a copy of the obit from the paper, we would like to add the other information.)*Cousin Wayne

Ona Flanary

Ona Flanary, 101 died June 25, 2006 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Center, of Weber City VA.

She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a teacher in the public schools for 39 years, retiring in 1965. She taught at all levels during the tenure, but most of her work was as high school English teacher. She was a graduate of Norton High School, and Radford College (University) A dedicated teacher, she was always pleased by her students’ successes. She enjoyed reading and working in her yard.

She was a member of Slant United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherill Emerson Flanary in 1965; parents, Monroe Jackson and Barilla Salling Osborne; sisters, Maxie and Mollie Osborne, Myrtle Sivey, Edna Starnes, Verna Wolfe; and brothers, Walter, Roy, and Ray Osborne.

Surviving are nieces, Shirley O. Hillman, Irene S. Harville, Nina S. Ford, Anita Hash; nephews, Donald Osborne, Carl Spivey, Jack Spivey, William H. Starnes, Jr., Jim Wolfe, Bill Wolfe, and special great nephew, bill Flanary.

Services were conducted in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the Gate city funeral Home with Pastor Ed Bair officiating. Interment was at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.

Sherill Flanary’s family line is: Ira and Flora Smith Flanary, Thomas and Martha McConnell Smith, Abraham B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, Rev George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah McConnell

June Fultz

Sarasota, FL – December 20, 2004; June Fultz, 76, died on Monday, December 20, 2004. She was born in Meadville June 2, 1928, and was a daughter of Theadore R. Richardson and Florence Richardson Harvey. She married Thomas M. Fultz. A graduate of Randolph High School, she worked at Talon Inc. and Saegertown Components. She resided at Star Route, Meadville, before moving to the Sarasota area 43 years ago. She retired after 21 years of service at GTE. She attended St. John United Methodist Church, Sarasota. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, of Sarasota; four sons, Col Robert T. Fultz, of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, David N. Fultz of Winter Haven, FL; Richard D. Fultz of great Galls, VA; and mark L. Fultz of Sarasota; a sister, Laura Boyd of Townville; a half-sister, Alyce Culligan of Pensacola, Fl; two brothers, Fred Richardson of Bellingham, WA, and Lawrence Richardson of Cambridge Springs and nine grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday at the Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Gulf Gate Chapel, Sarasota.

June Fultz line is: Theodore R. and Florence Ditch Richardson, Arnold C. and Martha C. Holbrook Richardson, Robert A. and Malinda C. Stallard Holbrook, Rev. Hazelton and Susannah Lawson Stallard, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell.

Garnie Solon Gillenwater

Garnie Solon Gillenwater, 75, entered into rest Saturday (April 8, 2006) at his residence. Mr. Gillenwater was a son of the late Ezra Scott Gillenwater and Lola Quillen Gillenwater. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil M. Gillenwater, Eugene S. Gillenwater; infant brother, Ova Lee Gill enwater; one sister, Geneva Cousins. Mr. Gillenwater was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the United States Army. He worked in Law Enforce-ment for the Scott County Sheriffs Department, Gate City Police De-partment and Weber City Police Department. Mr. Gillenwater served as chief of Police of Gate City for four years, retiring after 16 years of service. He was the terminal Manager for Time/DC Freight. Surviving are his daughters. Lela Ann Gillenwater, of the home, and Carolyn Ann (Glen) Graham of Gate City, Va.; one sister, Gillenwater Gertrude  Dockeiy Ft. Blackmore, VA; grandchildren, Michael Mc-Divilt and Kayla Gillenwater Dockery; four great-grandchil-dren, Jon Mcflivitt, Scarlet MeDi-vii, Gabriel McDivitt and Thurstan Berry; several nieces and nephews; a special nephew and nife, Steve and Lisa Gillenwater, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; special friend and brothei; James Fink. Services will be conducted in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home with Rev. Wrightly Sailing, Rev. George Willis and Rev OW. White officiating. Graveside services followed with military graveside rites con-ducted by the VFW Post #3382 Charles Dewitt Bond Post, at the Strong Ceme-tery, Gate City, Va.

Garnie’s line is: Ezra and Lela Quillen Gillenwater, Elbert and Sallie Hartsock Quillen, Charles and Serepta McConnell, A.B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah McConnell.

Frankie Audrey Greear

Frankie Audrey Greear, 69 of Coeburn, died Monday July 10, 2006 at Indian Path Medical center in Kingsport TN. She was the daughter of the late James Howard Greear and the late Mossie Audrey Greear and was preceded in death by brothers, Roy Edward Greear and Troy Greear and nephew, Russell Greear.  Survivors include one sister Thelma Greear of Coeburn; four brothers William Russell and Paul Greear of Coeburn, and Tray Greear of Defiance OH; several nieces nephews and cousins.

Estes Funeral Home in Coeburn VA held the services with Rev. Curtis Powers officiating. Burial was in Greear Cemetery, Flatwoods Road of Coeburn, VA.

Frankie’s family line is: James H. and Mossie Harman Greear, Robert and Sallie M. Stallard Greear, Wm Oliver and Mary Davis Greear, Cyrus  H. and Lucy Lawson Stallard, Henry D. and Susannah Bond Lawson, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson; from Robert Thompson Greear to Wm Oliver and Mary Davis Greear, Francis B. and Priscilla Price Stallard Greear, James M. and Elizabeth Fisher McConnell Stallard.

Elvera Compton Hargis

KINGSPORT - Elvera Compton Hargis, 69, passed away suddenly Tuesday morning (Nov. 29, 2005) at her residence. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Mrs. Hargis retired from Eastman Chemicl with 29 years of service. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #3382 and a volunteer at Holston Valley Medical Center. Elvera was a loving wife, sister, aunt and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herman Leon Salyer; her parents, Klonie Compton and Sallie Skeen Compton; sister, Madge Lane. Surviving are her husband, Arvel Hargis, Kingsport; stepchildren, Deloris Gunthrie, Austin, Tex., Emma Snyder, Outer Banks, N.C., and Martha Ann Pzylbiskie, Baltimore, Md.; 10 step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild; sister, Mildred Compton Hartsock, Kingsport; also several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Pleasant View Baptist Church. Services will be conducted at the church at 7 p.m. today with Rev. Wayne Baker officiating. Music will be by Pleasant View Quartet. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Skeen Family Cemetery, Nickelsville, Va. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 11:30 a.m. Gill Lane, Chuck Hammonds, Tommy Davis, David Lane, Richard Walters and Will Lane will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Dr., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.

Harry R. Hillman

FALL BRANCH - Harry R. Hillman, 70, a devoted husband, dad, brother and friend went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Oct. 20, 2005). He was born March 13, 1935 in Nickelsville, Va., to the late Ezra E. Hillman and Lois Wampler Hillman. Mr. Hillman retired from the USAF National Guard after more than 30 years service. He worked for Tennessee Eastman Company, retiring in 1995 with more than 39 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Earnest Hillman; great-grandson, Ethan Robert Lay. He leaves to mourn him, his loving wife of 51 years, Dorothy Collins Hillman; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Glen Bledsoe, Greensboro, N.C., Jacqueline and Todd Carver, Partlow, Va., Michelle and Jeff Douglas, Fall Branch; seven grandchildren, Kevin and Kristen Bledsoe, Joshua, Matthew and Hunter Carver, Taylor and Raven Douglas; a brother and his wife, Max and Gladys Hillman, Richmond, Va.; sisters and their husbands, Phyllis and Tommy Cassell, Gate City, Va., Karen and Howard Dockery, Nickelsville, Va., Lyndell and Joe Greear, Weber City, Va.; four brothers-in-law and their wives, Clyde and Ruth Collins, Paul and Ruth Collins, all of Gate City, Va., Howard and Imogene Collins, Fred and Eva Collins, all of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Jack Dixon. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Family line: Ezra Hillman, William Bascom Hillman, Huldah Lovend Dingus Hillman, George Dingus, Nancy McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

James Harold Holbrook

James Harold Holbrook, 83, entered into eternal rest June 7, 2006 at his residence in Coeburn, VA. Mr. Holbrook was a US Army veteran of World War II, serving in Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded American Theater Service Medal, EAME Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Asiatic pacific Theater Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, good Conduct Medal and World War II Service Medal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hazelton and Sally Wright Holbrook; wife, Marlene Meade Holbrook; son, Kenneth Wayne Holbrook; sisters, Irene Graham, Letha Greear, and Beulah Graham; brother, Kelly Ray Holbrook.

Survivors include sons, Scott A. and Misty Holbrook, James ‘Jim’ Ann Holbrook; sister, Norma Lee Stallard; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted in Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joseph M. Roberts officiating. Burial wa at Temple Memorial Park in Castlewood, VA. Pound VFW Post 9600 performed military graveside rites.

James’ family line is: James Hazelton and Sally Ann Wright Holbrook, Robert A. and Malinda K. Stallard Holbrook, Hazelton and Susannah Lawson Stallard, Jeremiah and Catharine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Ella Marie Kilgore Jones

APPALACHIA, VA--Ella Marie Kilgore Jones, 89, born 9 Feb 1916, a native of Norton, VA., who has resided in Appalachia, VA, since 1935, passed away Thursday (June 30, 2005) at the Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, VA.  She was an active member of the Appalachia United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher for several years, an active member of the United Methodist Women and served as a leader of a Circle for 41 years. She has worked and served in many civic organizations in town.  She was a local news reporter for The Post newspaper for many years and at one time a reporter of local news for the Kingsport Times-News and Bristol Hearld-Courier.  She was an employee of Fullers for over 18 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert M. Jones; her parents, Esco and Plina Kilgore of Norton, VA; her sisters, Edythe Jones of Rossville, GA, and Nell Marshall of Copperas Cove, TX; and step-grandson, Adam Wild of Kingsport, TN. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jim Baker of Kingsport; son and daughter-in-law, Warren and Violet Jones of Wise, VA; four grandchildren, Steven Jones of Knoxville, TN; Tammy and Gary Wild of Kingsport, Gaye and Randall Gibson of Weber City, VA; and Kim and Mark Coomer of Wise, VA; also seven great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Chase and Christian Coomer of Wise, VA; Meghan and Priscilla Wild of Kingsport, and April and Cristi Gibson of Weber City, VA; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard Kilgore of Rim Rock, TX; and one sister, Gertrude Greene of Norton,VA. Roy A. Green Funeral Home provided the funeral services with burial in the American Legion Cemetery near Big Stone Gap, VA.

Marie's line is: Esco H. Kilgore, George M. Kilgore, Jane A. (B) Dingus Kilgore, George Dingus, Nancy McConnell Dingus, Immigrant George McConnell

Regina V. Jordan

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va, —Regina V. Jordan, 80, passed away April21, 2006. She was born in Scott County VA, on Aug. 11, 1925, to the late Kelly and Valice Vermillion.

Regina was active who loved to crochet and make Christmas ornaments. She was a nurse’s aid in the nursery at DePaul Hos-pital for many years. Regina was an active member of Westwood Hill Baptist Church in Virginia Beach.

Regina is preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Jordan, Jr.; former husband, Carlton D. Davis; daughter, Darinda Davis Burke; and brother, Buck Vennil. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Michael

Davis and his wife, Carla; stepson, Dean Jordan and his wife, Laura of Huston, Tex.; sister, Gametta Lane of Weber City, VA; grandchildren, Nathan, Ryan, Rachelle and James Dean; great-grandchildren, Ty Tosha, Jonathan and Nicholas; niece, Karen Estep; and nephews, Randy, Richard and Kurt Lane.

Funeral services were held April 24, 2006, at Westwood Hill Baptist Church, officiated by Pas-tor Doss Jackson. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The services were under the direction of Smith & Williams Fu-neral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.

Regina Vermillion Jordan is a McConnell descendant through Samuel Ritchie and Nancy Allen McConnell. Other family lines are: Gray, Dougherty, Wampler, Compton.

Belva Kilgore

ST. PAUL Belva L. Kilgore, 81, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Hummingbird Retirement Villa, Lebanon. She was born in St. Paul, daughter of the late John and Nancy Hayes Kilgore. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Nellie Kilgore, Alice Flanagan and Mae Hensley, and one brother, Elbert Kilgore. She is survived by two sisters, Emma Wiseman of St. Paul and Georgia Lawson and husband Hubert of St. Paul; one nephew, J.D. Cassell and wife, Janice of St. Paul; three nieces, Nancy McGlothlin of Cartersville, Ga., Christine Haynes and husband Danny of Kingsport and Shiela Taylor of Kingsport; one great-niece, Alana Broyles and husband Scott of St. Paul; two great-nephews, Chris McGlothlin of Cartersville and Ricky Taylor of Kingsport; and one great-great-nephew, Benjamin Broyles of St. Paul.Funeral services for Belva L. Kilgore will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with Rev. Lee Kidd and Rev. Harry Layell officiating. Pallbearers will be Carson Gilbert, Ron Hileman, Larry Austin, Paul Phillips, Frank Ward and Bob Kilgore. Honorary pallbearers will be Ezra Dye, Joe Slemp, Paul Skeens, Bill Hartsock, Kyle Fletcher and Tom Fletcher. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2005, in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Caroline Kilgore

GATE CITY, VA - Mary Caroline Kilgore, 90, of Route 2, Midway community, stepped into the arms of Jesus on Sunday (Nov. 20, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in Russell County, Va. on June 16, 1915 and was the daughter of the late Lindsey Taylor and Hannah Rasnake Taylor. She was retired from Indian Path Medical Center as a nurse and worked as a midwife in the community. Mrs. Kilgore was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan William Kilgore, Sr.; sons, Lindsey Kilgore, Larry Kilgore, Willie Kilgore, Freddie Kilgore; infant daughter, Tilda Kilgore; granddaughter, Machell Kilgore; sisters, Ada, Ebbie, Dora; brothers, Noah, Walt, Henry, Ike. Kilgore. Surviving are her daughters, June Robinson and husband Bill, of the home, Ann Easterling, Kingsport; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Judy Kilgore, Gate City, Va., Nathan, Jr. and Kandy Kilgore, Piney Flats, David Kilgore, Gate City, Va.; daughters-in-law, Nancy Kilgore, Kingsport, Lou Kilgore, Duffield, Va., Mary Ellen Hamilton, Prince George, Va.; sister, Sallie Fuller, Gate City, Va.; special niece, Vera Sue Kiser, Gate City, Va.; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Calling hours are from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., and anytime at the home. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Allen Karnes and Rev. John Hackney officiating. Music will be provided by Lee Smith Singers and Kenneth Davis. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Wilson C. Kilgore Cemetery in Nickelsville, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Special thanks to Dr. Wesley Eastridge and nurse Joy Hensley, her caregiver Brenda Shearer, and Amedysis Home Health Care. Memorial contributions may be made to Nickelsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Nickelsville, VA. 24271.

Mary Caroline Kilgore’s family line is: Wilson C. and Lavada Hammonds Kilgore, Nathan D. and Jane A. B. Dingus Kilgore, George and Margaret Addington Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George and Regina McConnell

Michael Allen Kilgore

Michael Allen Kilgore of Coeburn, died Friday (May 26, 2006) at Norton Community Hospital in Norton.

Survivors include his mother, Judy May Slemp and stepfather, Roy Slemp of St. Paul; father, Benny Lynn Kilgore of Coeburn; daughter, Katie Rayne Kilgore of Coeburn; maternal grandparents, Henry and Cora Hamm of Coeburn; paternal grandparents, Verl and Grace Kilgore of Coeburn.

Visitation was held at Estes Funeral Home chapel Saturday, May 27 followed by funeral service at 8 p.m. with Rev. Darrell Milgrirn officiat-ing. Burial was in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood Sunday, May 28. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn.

Michael’s family line is: Benny Lynn Kilgore and Judy Hamm Slemp, Verl Warren and Grace Farmer Kilgore, Emmett J. and Erna Kilgore, John M. and Eliza Jane McConnell Kilgore, Capt Henry Morris McConnell, Rev George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell

Kathleen Lane

Kathleen Lane, 80, passed away June 20, 2006 in Holston Valley Medical Center of Kingsport, TN. She was born in Scott County VA, a farmer and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ken and Julie Craft Elliott; brothers, Richard Carmine Elliott, Robert Earl Elliott, and Fletcher Clinton Elliott.

She is survived b her husband, Ken lane of Fort Blackmore VA; daughters and families – Peggy and Ralph Barry McCarley, Wanda Williams; grandchildren, Brandon Williams, Ashley and Japeth Bright; sisters, Emogene Marsh, Geraldine Gillenwater; brothers, James M. Elliott, Donnie Elliott; great aunt Mildred Elliott; special frind, Freda Craft and several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted in the chapel of he Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, VA with Pastor Clayton Williams officiating. Music provided by Pine Grove Harmony. Graveside services was held at Craft Cemetery of Alley Valley community.

Kathleen Lane was born Kathleen Elliott, the daughter of William McKinley and Julie G. Craft Elliott, Charles and Sara Drucilla Baker Elliott, Hampton and Lucinda McConnell Elliott, George Dingus and  Martha Daughtery McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Carl Wayne Lawson, Jr.

COEBURN, Va. - Carl Wayne Lawson Jr., 24, passed away Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) at the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a former truck driver for MXI Enterprises in Abingdon, VA. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Evelyn Hook; and paternal grandparents, Barney and Hazel Lawson. Surviving are his wife, Angie Woodruff Lawson; his son, Devon Wayne Lawson of Coeburn; his parents, Carl Wayne Lawson and fiancee, Nadine Finch, of Coeburn, and Evelyn Osborne and stepfather, Lemuel Osborne of Dungannon, Va.; two sisters, Amy Smith and husband Rocky of Coeburn, and Christy Lawson and special friend, Duke Osborne of Dungannon, Va. The family received friends after 6 p.m. Sunday at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Coeburn, Va. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel in Coeburn.

Carl Wayne’s family line is: Barney T. and Hazel Salyers Lawson, Robert T. and Mary Addington Lawson, William and Martha Stallard Lawson, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell.

Cecil D. Lawson

COEBURN, Va. - Cecil D. Lawson, 73, passed away Saturday (Oct. 22, 2005) at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a charter member and deacon of the Community Freewill Baptist Church, a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Army, a member of the Virginia Crossties Bluegrass Band, a 30-year member and past Master of the Coeburn Masonic Lodge #97, a member of the Coeburn Royal Arch Chapter #79, Cyrene Commandery #21 and Jericho Shrine. He was a retired Auto Mechanics instructor from the Wise County Vocational Technical School with 17 years of service, and was a former employee of Witt Motor Co. for 17 years.  Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, Jean Grey Belcher Lawson; a son, Rickey Lawson of Coeburn; a daughter, Penny Perry and husband Pastor Wayne of Coeburn; two grandchildren, Joni Beth Perry and Joseph Daniel Perry; a brother, Henry "Junior" Lawson of St. Paul, Va.; three sisters, Rose Hubbard of Pound, Va., Shirley Goff of St. Paul, Va., and Inez Holbrook of Coeburn; and five special friends, Millard Edwards, Josh Jessee, Mark Baker, Al Domingue and Robert Edwards of the Crossties Bluegrass Band. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home in Coeburn, with Masonic services being conducted at 7:30 p.m. by the Coeburn Masonic Lodge #97. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eddie Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens with military graveside rites being conducted by the Norton VFW Post #4301 of Norton, Va.

Family line: William Henry Lawson, Jeremiah L. Lawson, Henry D. Lawson Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell

Maxie Lawson

Maxie’s husband Kermit Nolan “Duck” Lawson  has three McConnell lines: Kermit was the son of Thomas G. Lawson and Melvina Priscilla Holbrook Lawson.  Thomas G. Lawson was son of George S.Lawson and Malinda Dean Lawson. George S. Lawson was the son of Henry D. Lawson, Henry D. was Catherine McConnell Lawson, daughter of Sheriff George McConnell, granddaughter of Immigrant George McConnell.

Melinda Dean was daughter of Hiram and Nancy Lawson Dean. Nancy Lawson Dean was the daughter of Catherine McConnell Lawson.

Melvina Priscilla Holbrook was the daughter of Malinda K. Stallard Holbrook. Malinda was the daughter of Hazelton & Susannah Lawson Stallard. Susannah Lawson Stallard was the daughter of Catherine McConnell Lawson who was dau of Sheriff George McConnell.

Dorothy D. Leonard

Dorothy D. Leonard, 83, died Friday (July 14, 2006), in Franklin, Tenn. She was a native of Scott Coun­ty, Va., and a former resident of Bristol, Va., where she worked in the school system as a teacher and school psychologist. She was a member of the International Porcelain Artist Association and The World Organization of China Painters, and she taught and ex­hibited her work for many years. She was a member of First Bap­tist Church of Cleveland.

Mrs. Leonard was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Leonard; and brother, A.L. Dingus Jr.

Survivors include one daugh­ter, Sandy McCulley and husband Neil, Franklin, TN; one son, Charles Ronald Leonard and wife Peggy, Cleveland, TN; five grandsons, Dean, Troy and Andy Leonard and Ryan and Christo­pher McCulley; two great-grand­daughters, Lauren and Emma Leonard: a sister-in-law, Louise Dingus; three half-sisters, Car­olyn Maggard, Shirley Meade and Linda Sexton; four half-brothers, William, Don, Delmar and James Dingus; cousin, Jane Morrison.

Funeral services were held in the Akard Funeral Home Chapel, with Mr. Ron Smallwood officiating. Committal services were held in Mountain View Cemetery.

Dorothy Leonard’s family line is: Abie Lester and Edith Slagle dingus, Azariah Henry and Sarah Williams Dingus, George Anderson and Nancy Culbertson Dingus, George and Margaret Addington Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George and Regina McConnell

Janet Stallard Matney

Janet Stallard Matney, 93, of Springfield, passed away May 14, 2006. She was born in Scott County, VA and was the daughter of the late Milburn and Susan McConnell Stallard. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Scott County and Grundy, Virginia 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, brothers, Thomas C., Denver, Kermit and Howard Stallard.

Survivors include one daughter Eugenia S. Matney; one son, Joseph and Chris Matney; one granddaughter along with one great-granddaughter; one brother, Spencer and Virginia Stallard; several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at the Grundy Methodist church on June 3, 2006 with Dr. J. N. Howard officiating.

Janette Stallard Matney’s family connection is: William Milburn and Susan Nevada McConnell Stallard, Sylvester P. and Lucy Stowers McClellan McConnell, George D. and Martha Dougherty McConnell, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Shirley McClellan

KINGSPORT - Shirley Compton McClellan, 85, passed away Friday (Oct. 28, 2005) at her residence following a short illness. Mrs. McClellan was born on June 17, 1920, in Ft. Blackmore, Va., to the late Garland C. and Zola A. Crisp Compton. She was a native of Virginia, but spent most of her life in Kingsport, with two years in Kentucky, and 12 years in California, where she traveled through the West and Alaska. Mrs. McClellan was of the Baptist faith, and was a retired waitress and restaurant owner. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward McClellan; one son, Stephen Compton McClellan; four brothers, Cecil, Russell, John Henry, and David Compton, all of Dungannon, Va. Surviving are one son, Tony McClellan, of Blackwater, Va.; one stepson, Charles Edward McClellan Sr., and wife Rose, of Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren, Melanie Rhea, of Johnson City, Melody Blevins, of Elizabethton, Tony Lynn McClellan, of Big Stone Gap, Va., Kristen and husband Justin Qualls, of Duffield, Va., Marcus, Emily, and Kenny McClellan, of Duffield, Va., Charles E. McClellan Jr., of Baltimore, Md.; one great-grandchild, Brandon Rhea; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Nell Castle, of Kingsport, Bell and husband Demp Morelock, of Fall Branch, Daisy Green, of Washington, Ga.; one half sister, Gladys Sexton, of Blountville; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert F. and wife Charles Compton, of Kingsport, Sevier Compton, of Sullivan Gardens, Lucky Gene Compton and wife Liz, of Bristol, Va.; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, or any other time at Mrs. McClellan's home. Services were held in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Tony Gonzalez officiating. Graveside service were held Monday at 1 p.m. in the East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family would like to say a special thanks to all of Mrs. McClellan's caregivers, and hospice staff.

Shirley’s family line: Garland Compton, Robert Berry Compton, Susan Dingus, William dingus, Nancy McConnell Dngus, Immigrant George McConnell. Through Garland Compton’s maternal line: Nancy McConnell Compton, Compton M. McConnell, Thomas James McConnell, Nancy McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell

Stephen McClellan

KINGSPORT - Stephen Compton (Swampy) McClellan, 53, died late Sunday evening (Jan. 2, 2005) at his residence with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Kingsport, he was a son of Shirley Compton McClellan and the late James Edward McClellan. He was an ASE certified auto mechanic and had worked at several local auto repair facilities. He was self-employed at the time of his death. Surviving are his mother, Shirley McClellan of Kingsport; children, Melanie McClellan Rhea of Elizabethton and Melissa McClellan of Johnson City; brothers, Tony McClellan of Blackwater, Va., Charles and wife, Rose McClellan of Baltimore, Md.; grandchildren, Brandon Rhea, Allison Pierce and Sierra Pierce; brother-at-heart, Benny Lowe; special cousin, Johnny Ray Castle; several nieces and nephews; many special friends. The family would like to say a special thank you to Delta Conklin and Eleanor Graham of Adventa Hospice for their wonderful care and support during Steve's illness. Visitation was atGlenwood Baptist Church, 2601 E. Center St., Kingsport, with an informal eulogy service at 8 p.m. In keeping with Steve's wishes, casual attire is requested. Committal was in private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd., Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.

Stephen McClellan’s line is: mother Shirley McClellan, grandfather - Garland Compton, Robert Berry Compton, Susan Dingus, William dingus, Nancy McConnell Dngus, Immigrant George McConnell. Through Garland Compton’s maternal line: Nancy McConnell Compton, Compton M. McConnell, Thomas James McConnell, Nancy McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell

Anna Sue McConnell

KINGSPORT - Anna Sue McConnell, 64, of Gate City, Va., departed this life at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 29, 2005) following a long battle with cancer. Sue was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and a friend to all who knew her. She was a member of the Holston View United Methodist Church. She was born in Kingsport on Sept. 9, 1941, a daughter of the late Paul A. Pope and Jennie Mae Pope. She was retired from the Scott County School System. She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Willie Paul Pope. Surviving are her husband and caregiver, Bill Ray McConnell of Gate City, Va.; one daughter, Rhonda McConnell Carter and husband Preston Carter of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Brent Ray McConnell and wife Debi of Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Nicholas Ray McConnell, Matthew Garrett McConnell and Aidan Kelly Carter; brother, Curtis Pope and wife Nancy of Chesterlawn, Md.; sister, Betty Jo Pope of Cumming, Ga.; nieces, Jo Cheryl Underwood and husband Jim, Jennifer Pearson and husband David, Conci Rosa and husband Matt, and Heidi Barry and husband Ryan; several great-nieces and nephews; aunt, Peggy Broadwater and husband Lowell of Nickelsville, Va.; uncle, Isaac Joe Kilgore and wife Agnes of Kingsport. The family would like to thank their neighbors and friends who brought food, said a prayer, or sent cards. A special thanks to neighbors, Brownie and Brenda Price, also the hospice nurses and aides who cared for Sue. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bob Copeland and Rev. Joe Marine. Music will be provided by Billy Kilgore and Ken and Phyllis Pierce. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Oak Hill Memorial Park. The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. McConnell.

Doyle McConnell

PACOLET, SC— Doyle Marse McConnell, 83, formerly of 391 Sunset Drive, died Saturday, September 10, 2005, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. Born August 8, 1922, in Hancock County, TN, he was a son of the late Charlie S. and Matilda Bellamy McConnell. He was the husband of the late Fannie Lee McConnell. Mr. McConnell was a U. S. Army World War II Veteran and retired from Cecils Construction. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include two brothers, Aaron McConnell of Inman, SC, and Jeff McConnell of Spartanburg, SC; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2:30-3:45 p.m., Monday, September 12, 2005, at Floyds Pacolet Chapel. Funeral services will follow in the Chapel at 4:00 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Michael McConnell and the Rev. Mike Bradley. Burial will be in Pacolet Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the home of his niece, Sara McConnell at 809 River Street, Clifton, SC.  Obituary copied from Spartanburg Herald Journal.

Doyle McConnell in South Carolina is son of Charlie & Matilda Bellamy McConnell. Charlie was son of William G. McConnell, who was son of Thomas Price McConnell, a son of Sheriff George McConnell.

Elsie L. McConnell

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Elsie L. McConnell, 81, of the Big Hill community, passed away Sunday evening (Oct. 16, 2005) at her residence. She was born in Exeter, Va., the daughter of the late Richard Kyle and Mary Eva West McConnell. She had lived on Big Hill for over 50 years. She retired from Green Hill Nursing Home in Dryden, Va., where she served as chief dietician. She was a member of the Willis Chapel Church on Big Hill. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde and Orville McConnell. Survivors include one sister, Irene McConnell of Pennington Gap, Va.; one brother, Clarence McConnell of Noblesville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Raymond Baird officiating. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va.

Aaron “Doc” James McConnell

INMAN, SC— Aaron ‘Doc’ James McConnell, 91, of 102 Blueberry Lane died at home Thursday, May 18, 2006. A resident of Spartanburg County since age 5, he was a son of the late Charlie and Matilda Bellamy McConnell and husband of the late Etrulia Bagwell McConnell. He at-tended Sunrise Baptist Church and was self-employed owner of Doe’s Boat Repair. He had previously worked 39 years for Clifton Mfg. #2.

He is survived by two daugh-ters, Sybil M. Shelton and Beverly M. Carroll both of Inman; a brother, Jeff McConnell of Spartanburg; eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and five great-great  grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry James and Carroll Aaron McConnell; two brothers, Doyle and Nick McConnell; two sisters, Genelle Toney and Ethel Mullinax; and one great grandson, Kenny Shelton.

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2006, prior to the funeral services which will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Boho Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may he made to Sunrise Baptist Church Building Fund, 101 Peach Valley Drive, Spartanburg, SC, 29303 or Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Boulevard, Suite 101, Spartanburg, SC, 29301.

Information came from J. C. McConnell from Spartanburg, SC.

Polly Gilliam McConnell

KINGSPORT - Polly Gilliam McConnell, of Lynn Garden, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (Nov. 17, 2005) after a brief illness. She was born to the late Marcus and Sally Pendleton Gilliam of Scott County, Va. Mrs. McConnell had resided in Lynn Garden since 1926. She was a member of Lawson Memorial Church of Gate City, Va. She worked many years as co-owner of McConnell Grocery. She was active in Senior Citizens Volunteer programs. "Maw" enjoyed quilting and volunteering at nursing homes. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt and will be sadly missed by all. In addition to her parents, Mrs. McConnell was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle McConnell; one son, Kay McConnell; four sisters; six brothers; and one great-great-grandson, Ethan K. McConnell. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Hazel McConnell of Kingsport; three grandsons, Gary McConnell and wife Becky of Kingsport, Phil McConnell and wife Desirea of Church Hill, and Bob McConnell and wife Teresa of Kingsport; six great-grandchildren, Josh and wife Shelley McConnell, Matthew, Tyler, Hunter, Logan, and Taylor McConnell; one great-great-grandson, Tristan McConnell; one sister, Mabel Lane of Lynn Garden; several nieces and nephews; a special niece, Patty Jo Stacy; and a dear friend, Jewell Riggs. The family will receive friends at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Pastor David Salley and Rev. Herman Quillen officiating. Entombment services will immediately follow the service in Oak Hill Mausoleum No. 1 in Oak Hill Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. McConnell's great-grandsons. The family would like to thank Dr. David Franzus and nurses in the SNF Unit and the Wilcox Oncology unit at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center for their exceptional care and concern given to "Maw." The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Polly Gilliam McConnell.

Polly Etta Gilliam’s family line is through her husband, William Kyle McConnell: Marcus and Sallie Pendleton Gilliam, William S. and Elizabeth McConnell Gilliam, Thomas James and Elizabeth Compton McConnell, Nancy McConnell

Rosa Allen McConnell

Rosa McConnell, 91, Manchester, KY and formerly of Jonesville, VA passed away June 24 2004 at Memorial Hospital. She is survived by one son, Bryan McConnell, Manchester, KY; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Service was held in the Chapel of the Arney-Mullins funeral Home, Jonesville, VA with Rev. Dee Owens officiating. Burial followed in the McConnell Cemetery of Jonesville, VA.

Rosa Allen McConnell was the daughter of John Franklin and Nora McConnell Allen, William G. and Mary M. Kilgore McConnell, Thomas Price and Malinda Phillips McConnell, Sheriff George and Susanna Schnaebeli McConnell

Ruby McConnell

Ruby McConnell, 89, of Appalachian Christian Village died June 1, 2006. She was employed with Cassell Brothers Construction Company for many years. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Her husbands, Lee Hamilton and Claude McConnell preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughter, Ginger Ison, a grandson, Ron Ison, Jr.; a granddaughter, Cindy and Phil Torbett; three great grandchildren, Alyson and Laura Torbett, and Trip Ison; one stepson, Bill McConnell and his family.

Graveside services were conducted at Fordtown Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Brian Schuler officiating.

Ruby’s McConnell connection is through her husband Claude S. McConnell, William J and Lucy Margaret Hillman McConnell, John Fugate and Winifred Broadwater McConnell, W. and Lydia D. Fugate McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Doris Quillen McCoy

Doris McCoy, 94, entered into rest June 15, 2006 at Appalachian Christian Village.  Doris Quillin McCoy was born on September 20, 1911 in gate city, Va. She was he daughter of Charles Malachi and Doris McConnell Quillen. Mrs. McCoy was a resident of Richmond for 38 years and had lived in Johnson City at the Appalachian Christian Village since 1960. She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont Junior College, and of Harrisonburg State Teachers College (now James Madison University). She taught for five years in southwest Virginia before going to Richmond where she worked for Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU) and as administrative assistant in a local company.

Mrs. McCoy was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Friendly Class; also a member of the Dora Quillin Circle, and Gate City United Methodist Church, and Gate City United Methodist Church. She was a prolific reader of classic and contemporary literature. Mrs. McCoy’s story is one of great fortitude in the face of life’s challenges, of a consistent and gentle strength. Her family and friends will remember her for her wise and unconditional counsel, for her incredible resilience, and for her exceptional capacity to model love and caring. Her legacy as a sister, aunt, and friend is one of grace and elegance, of faith and conviction, of inspiration and relationship. For to be in her presence was to experience unconditional acceptance, to be cherished as a special and unique individual, to know that you could not fail because she truly believed in you no matter what happened. We will miss Doris Quillin McCoy, but always treasure the memories of this remarkable woman and tell her story to generations to come.

Her husband, John Pleasant McCoy died in 1974.

She is survived by two sisters, Catherine Q. Russell and Verna Q. McClure; a multitude of nieces and nephews; and great and grandnieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at Munsey Memorial United Methodist church in Johnson City directed by Gate City Funeral Home, Inc.

Doris Quillen’s family connection is: Charles M. and Dora Frances McConnell Quillen, Robert Floyd and Margaret C. Quillen McConnell, Monroe J. and Rebecca V. Grazier McConnell, Rev George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Clara “Granny” M McReynolds

Clara “Granny M McReynolds, 82, of Coeburn, VA went home be with the Lord and Savior on July 3 2006.

Clara was an active member the Tacoma United Methodist Church.

Loved ones she will be joining in heaven are her parents, Fletcher and Miss Lilly “Nana” Gibson Sulfridge, adored sister Edna Sulfridge, beloved brothers, James and William Sulfridge, treasured son Kenneth Dale McReynolds, beautiful granddaughter Kerni Diann McReynolds and precious great-grandson “Little” Rick Kekelis.

Survivors include her husband of 65+ years, Ralph Alderson McReynolds; sons Frank Wayne and wife, Frances Meade McReynolds, Lacey Earl and wife Phyllis Jane Roberts McReynolds, all of Coeburn; daughter-in-law, Edith Hall McReynolds, Long and husband Richard of Kingsport, TN grandchildren, Regina McReynolds, Lisa McReynolds Lane and husband Orbit Lenord “Dog”, Bambi McReynolds Phillips and Husband David, Jane P. McReynolds, Angelia McReynolds, Ralph “Dale” and wife, Wendy Green McReynolds, Lacey Earl McReynolds Jr. and Sherry Long Messier and husband John; great-grandchil­dren, Amanda Nikeisha-Ann Bowling, Sarah Lee Ann Lane, Kristan Donnie Bowling, Ryan Andrew Wayne Kekelis, Kenneth (Kenny) Darrell Wayne McReynolds, Mekaila Dale McReynolds, Megan Suzanne McReynolds, and Kenneth “Blake” McReynolds; siblings, Hubert and Margaret McReynolds, George Sulfridge, Gerald and Bert Pippin Sulfridge, Ruth Sulfridge Finney and husband Bill,Sandra Sulfridge Miner of Prescott, Ariz. and Shirley Sulfridge, Medinas and hus­band Bill; special loved ones, Skyler and Thomas Salyers, Grant and Santana Yeary Destany Long, Brooke Messier, Rev. Martin and Donna Riley, Richard and Judy Hughes, Donnie and Faye Salyers, Bank Roberts, Doug Kerns family, Pastor David and Linda Gibson, gen­erations of nieces and nephews, a gallery of church family, countless number of friends and the staff of Mountain View Medical Center in Norton.

Funeral services were held at Bond Memorial Church with Rev. Sam Neely, Rev. Martin Riley, Rev. Orbin Lenord “Dog” Lane IL and Rev. David Gilbert officiating. Burial followed at Bond Memorial Cemetery in Coeburn. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn.

Clara Sulfridge McReynolds family connection is: William and Lillie Gibson Sulfridge, George M.T. and Eliza Jane Holbrook Gibson, Robert Albert and Malinda K. Stallard Holbrook, Hazelton and Susannah Lawson Stallard, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell

Ivyl Meade

NICKELSVILLE, VA--Ivyl Kenneth Meade, 92, of Route 1, Nickelsville, passed away Sunday (September 25, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.  Mr. Meade was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va.  He was a farmer and a member of Culbertson’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Castle Meade; his second wife, Martha Barnett Meade; parents, Jacob and Ethel Culbertson Meade; sisters, Faye Meade and Janette Addington; brother, Drexel Meade.  Surviving are his daughters, Mary Addington and husband Roger, Nickelsville; Margaret Rose, Weber City, VA; Buleah Fuller and husband S.R. Louisville, TN; Bernice Melton and husband Jim, Kingsport; Dorothy Stallard and husband Fred, Nickelsville; son, Earnest Meade and wife Carolyn, Kingsport; stepdaughters, Eola Rhoton and Bobbie Stone; stepsons, Bill Bloomer, Kenneth Barnette, Frank Barnette; grandchildren, Brad Addington, Scott Melton, Johnny Fuller, Craig Meade, Mitzi Sturgill, Patty Smith; great-grandchildren, Coty Sturgill, Jesse Fuller, Jelica Fuller, Emily Street, Jake Smith, T.J. Addington, Brittany Melton; sister, Zelma Easterling, Kingsport; brother, Guy Meade, Nickelsville, VA; several nieces and nephews.  Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of the services with burial at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. 

Ivyl's Paternal line is: Jacob Marion Meade, Elbert S. Meade, Susannah Snavely Stallard, Elizabeth Fisher McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.  Elbert S. Meade's wife was Lucy Dingus, John Dingus, Nancy McConnell Dingus, Immigrant George McConnell; Ivyl's maternal line: Ethel Culbertson, George Bush Culbertson, Sarah Jane Dingus Culbertson, William Dingus, Nancy McConnell Dingus, Immigrant George McConnell.  The old-timers will remember the split-rail fence that went completely around the Jacob Meade farm in Stringtown. 

Fay Dillow Milhorn

Westminster CA – Fay Dillow Milhorn 91, passed away on Friday July 28, 2006 in Westminster, VA. She had spent most of  her life in Kingsport before moving to California in 1958. she is survived by two sons, Fred and Tom Milhorn; one daughter, Phyllis Millett; a sister Leta Cunningham; three brothers, Kenneth, Bill and Raymond Dillow; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were handled by Westminster Memorial Park Mortuary.

Fay’s family line is: Samuel Bruce and Mae Susan Culbertson Dillow, George W. and Sarah C. McConnell Culbertson, W. and Lydia Fugate McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Colleen D. Miller

 Colleen U. Miller, age 76, of Kingsport, Tenn., passed away Friday morning, May 5, 2006, after a lengthy illness. She was born April 13, 1930, in Scott County, the daughter of the late Ed and Janie Gray Daugherty. She was a homemaker and a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Miller; a son, Danny Miller and a sister. Her survivors include a daughter, Linda M. Pendleton and husband, John, Kingsport, TN; grand-daughter, Tonya Mounger and husband Duane, Church Hill, TN; great-grandchildren, Kyle Mounger, Mikayleigh Mounger and Kinzee Mounger, all of Church Hill, TN; brothers, Ed Daugherty, Kingsport, Tenn., and Bill Daugherty, Madisonville, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Sue Fraley, Kingsport, TN; and several nieces, nephews and others. Funeral services were con-ducted Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Scott County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Aaron Pierce officiating. Graveside services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Ralston View Cemetery in Weber City. Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Colleen Dougherty Miller is a McConnell descendant through Joab Watson McConnell and Rebecca Renfro Kilgore McConnell.

Tommie Mullins

Tommie M. Mullins, 58, died February 21, 2006 at Henry County Hospital in Napoleon OH. Mrs. Mullins was employed by Northerest Nursing & Rehabilation. Her father, Thomas Dingus preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Leighton Mullins; three sons, Andy Mullins, Richmond, VA. Dave Mullins, Napoleon, OH, Leighton Mullins, Jr. Paulding, OH; one daughter, Pam Mullins, Dover, Oh; mother and daddy, Jeannette and Lloyd Powers of Coeburn, VA; one sister Sandy Salyers, Coeburn; one brother, Gary Powers, Wise.

Services were held at Estes Funeral Home in Coeburn with Rev David Gibson officiating. Burial followed at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton, VA.

E. Paul Osborne

E. Paul Osborne, 93, went peacefully to be with the Lord at his home February 24, 2006. Mr. Osborne was born in Scott Co Va of the late L. B. “Bart”, and Elly Culbertson Osborne. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, a member of the Masonic Fincastle Lodge #33 of Dungannon, VA and was postmaster of the Dungannon post office for over 30 years. Mr. Osborne was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Pauline Vanderpool Osborne on August 15, 2005. daughter, Charlotte Hughes; and brothers, Stewart and Fred Osborne.

Surviving are his daughter, Jeri Davenort, one son and daughter in law, Doug and Gloria Osborne, Fve grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, Juliana Casteel; sisters and spouses, Helen O. Smith, Evelyn and Russell Hawkins, Ruth and Edwin Watts; one brother William L. Osborne of Dungannon

J. C. ‘Jack’ Pendleton

J. C. “Jack’ Pendleton, 71, of Milford, DL, passed away May 28, 2006 with his family at his side. Mr. Pendeton was born august 1, 1934. He attended Fort Blackmore and Sullivan High School and was a Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Norma Kendrick Pendleton and his siser, Emma Sue Hunley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years. May Pendleton; four sons, Bobby, John, Bryan, and Keith Pendleton; several grandchildren; a brother, Earl S. Pendleton; sisters, Opal Hensley and Shirley Kendrick, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held in the Lofland Funeral Home Chapel in Milford, Delaware. 

The McConnell family connection is: Robert and Norma Kendrick Pendleton, William Jasper and Victoria McConnell Kendrick, Thomas J. and Emma H. Quillen McConnell, Thomas James and Elizabeth Elliott

Edna Mae Dingus Tacket Perry

Edna Mae Dingus Tacket Perry, 74, died Wednesday (May 3, 2006) at her residence in Coeburn. She was the daughter of the late Wesley W. and Tempy Louise Greear Dingus. Also preceded in death by son, Dale Eugene “Charlie” Tackett and three infant children.

Survivors include her hus-band, George Perry; three daughters, Brenda F. Lindsey, Coeburn, Louise Lawson, Bernet, CA and Carolyn Sue Baker, Archdale, NC.; two sons, Thomas Allen Perry, Colorado Springs, Cole. and Jerry Wayne Perry, Coeburn; one step-daughter, Jean Taylor, Idaho; three step-sons, Danny Perry, Kileen, Texas, Curtis Perry, Colorado Springs and Kent Perry, Anchorage, Alaska; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 6, at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lars Dorton officiating. Burial followed in the Dingus Cemetery in Coeburn. Visitation was held Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn.

Edna’s family connection is: Wesley and Tempy L. Greear Dingus, Peter and Mary L. Greear Dingus, William and Lucy Stallard Dingus, John and Nancy Compton Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George McConnell

 Gladys Kilgore Perry

KNOXVILLE — Gladys Kilgore Perry 101, of Brakebill Nursing Home, Knoxville, formerly of Nickelsvllle, Va., went to be with the Lord late Friday evening at the home. She was born June 17, 1904, a daughter of the late William Pat-ton and Lillie Harris Kilgore of Scott County. She was a retired seamstress and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Perry; and her sisters, Gertrude Kilgore, Dana Kincheloe, Verna Lane, Vi-ra King, Delphai Hammonds, Ona Hicks and Nora Compton; broth-ers, Carma Kilgore, Loy Kilgore, Ezra Kilgore, and an infant broth-er. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and a very special great-great niece, Kaylin Fleenor of Knoxville. Kaylin, who is only five years old, was a source of enjoyment for Gladys. She vis-ited with her and played with her in the bed and was not intimidat-ed in the least with her or the nursing home. Graveside services will be con-ducted Sunday at 3 pm, from the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with Rev. Johnny Kendrick officiating

Gladys’s family line is: Wm P. and Lillie D. Harris Kilgore, Nathan and Jane A. Dingus, George & Margaret Addington Dingus, Philip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George Dingus.

O. Frank Peters

JOHNSON CITY - On Saturday (Dec. 3, 2005), Frank Peters passed away after enjoying 58 years of life. On June 7, 1947, he was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peters, big brother to Liz, Joanne and Mark. He graduated from ETSU and, for 35 years, worked for Nuclear Fuel Services. He was happiest watching his son play ball, building furniture for his daughter, following ETSU basketball, playing golf with his friends, and being anywhere, doing anything with his wife. His mother, Mrs. Dorothy Peters; his siblings, Mr. Mark Peters, Mrs. Liz Webb and Ms. Joanne Peters; his daughter, Mrs. Jennifer Ratliff; and his wife, Mrs. Lynn Peters, survive him. Although the sadness of his loss will always remain, his family and friends will find daily opportunities to celebrate the blessing of his life. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City. Services will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. John A. Jones officiating. Special music will be provided by Sheila Vaught. The graveside committal service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Those planning to attend are to meet at the cemetery.  Active pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the funeral home by 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, will be Ellis Sampson, Donnie Foster, Keith Guinn, Pat Coppell, Bob Hyde, Drew Cradic, Gene Crowder and Jim Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Ekfeld, Jay Allen, Roy McCrary Sr., Roy McCrary Jr., Jerry Oler, Gordon Peterson, Ed McClure, Ben McNabb, Herbie Campbell, Tony Sparks and Ellis Lee Sampson II. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Johnson City, is serving the Peters family.

Frank Peters’ family line is through is spouse,  Lynn McConnell: Hubert H. McConnell, John Leonard and Phoebe M. McClain McConnell, William Walter and Malissa A. Elam McConnell, William G. and Lydia D. Fugate McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell

Betty G. Poff

GATE CITY, VA - Betty Gilliam Poff, 69, went peacefully to sleep in the arms of Jesus on Sunday (Oct. 16, 2005) at Wexford House. She was of the Baptist faith and was an avid Gate City Blue Devil fan. She loved all Gate City sports and also enjoyed substitute teaching. She was preceded in death by her father, Will Gilliam; and a sister, Kathy Williams. Mrs. Poff is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Herman "Jim" Poff, of the home; her two daughters, Lesa Castle and husband Tim of Gate City, and Janet Curtis and husband Wes, of Kingsport; a son, Michael Poff and wife Martha of Clinchport, Va.; five grandchildren, Nicholas Castle, Amber Castle, Kelsey Curtis, Kallie Jo Curtis and Abigail Poff; her mother, Margaret Gilliam Stewart; two brothers, Bobby Gilliam and wife Judy of Kingsport, and Bill Gilliam and wife Janet of Gate City; two sisters, Eula Price of Kingsport, and Charlotte Carter and friend Darrell Gardner of Hiltons, Va.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Eckel Herron officiating. Music by Hope Cooper Bright. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m.

Lloyd Cecil Porter

Lloyd Cecil porter, 80, son of the late Emmett and Golds Porter, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Cecil was a veteran of WW II, serving in the 15th Air Corp Division. He was a member and past president of  Kiwanis Club of Coeburn, Member of Coeburn Masonic Lodge #97 AF and AM for over 50 years. He attended First Baptist Church in Coeburn, VA. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Garnet, Glen, and Wendell Porter; 1 sister, Peggy Porter Jordan. He is survived by his wife, Alta Porter; 2 stepdaughters, Roberta Viernik, NY and Linda fuller, Coeburn; 5 brothers, Joe, Bill and Paul Porter, of Coeburn, Fred and Arthur Porter of Abingdon, VA and several nieces and nephews.

Cecil’s family line is: Emmett and Golds Lawson Porter, Robert and Eliza Lawson, Henry and Susan Bond Lawson, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Susannah McConnell

Charlene Carver Quillen

KINGSPORT, TN--Charlene "Granny" Quillen, 72, of the Rock Springs Community, passed away Thursday (July 7, 2005) at Wellmont Hospice House.  Mrs. Quillen was saved at Barton's Chapel and baptized in Reedy Creek when she was 13 years old.  She enjoyed her family, crocheting, flowers and Christmas lights.  Her parents, Briscoe and Allie Carver and brother, James "Bud" Carver preceded her in death.  Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Ray G. "Poppy" Quillen, Kingsport; daughter, Julie Strong and husband, Paul, Kingsport; two sons, David Quillen and fiance’, Janie Ramey, Kingsport; Sam Quillen and wife, Pam, Fall Branch; six grandchildren, Dwayne, Chris, Chasity, Kimberly, Josh and Caleb; six great-grandchildren, Hallie, Cory, Cody, Sierra, Stella Charlene and Mackenzie; two sisters, Edlis Bledsoe and Joanne Hull, both of Kingsport; one brother, Paul Carver, Kingsport; daughter-in-law, Kathy Quillen and fiance', Dayton Peterson; and several nieces and nephews.  Hamlett-Dobson funeral home was in charge of the funeral services with burial in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. 

Her husband Ray's line is: Ray George Quillen, Floyd Abraham Quillen, Serepta McConnell Quillen, Dr. Abraham Berry McConnell, Rev. George McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Elder James B. Quillin Sr

KINGSPORT — Elder James B. Quillin Sr., 71, entered into rest with the Lord Sunday (May 7, 2006) at home with his family at his bedside. Mr. Quillin was born and raised in Scott County Va. He was the son of Robert (Bob) and Cora Gillenwater Quillin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Eston and Joseph; sisters, Vesta, Dovie, Edna and Patricia.

Mr Quillin’s love in life was serving the Lord in his ministry and the love for his family. He accepted the Lord in April 1948 and announced his call into the min-istry on June 17, 1962. Mr. Quillin was ordained July 11, 1964. Mr. Quillin evangelized in Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee for 44 years and pastored in southwest Virginia. He was a true and faithful servant to God’s Holy word and loved to help and fellowship with people.

Mr. Quillin was a member of the Kingsport Masonic Ledge #688 F&AM and was a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason and was a charter member of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accept-ed Masons of the State of Israel. He belonged to the Jericho Shriners, Kingsport Shrine Club, and the Kingsport Amateur Radio Club. He retired from Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Irma Jean Quillin; sons, James Buford Quillin, Jr., and wife Judy and Timothy Allen Quillin and wife Johnice. His special love in life were his grandchildren Joshua, Adam, Jacob, and Kathryn. He is also sur-vived by sisters, Clyde Kerns, Leona Hill, Myrtle Brickey, Folly Gaiter, Ruth Collins and Julia Os-borne; brother, R.F. Quillin; and special brothers and sisters-in-law, Dairus and Barbara Hillman. Allen and Mary Hillman; and several nieces and nephews.

Masonic services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. with the funeral services to follow at 8p.m. Rev. Mack Sanders and Rev. Kevin Sanders will be officiating. Music was provided by the Quillin Family.

Graveside services will be at 11 am. Thursday at Holston View Cemetery.

A very special thanks to Eleanor Graham, Fran Cook Gina Spence, Linda Knight and Earlene Haynes.

Jane Alley Quillen

Jane Alley Quillen 72, of the Alley Valley community went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2006 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was born a daughter of the late Joseph and Etta Greear Alley on March 6, 1934 and was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va. Jane Quillen was preceded in death by her sisters, Sharon Roberts and Lettie Jo Alley, and her parents. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, E. S. Quillen Jr., two daughters, Loretta Page and husband Larry, Diana Hylton and husband Sam, two sons, Doug Quillen and Leon Quillen, both of Gate City, VA; four grand children, Michael Page, Stephen Craft, Staci Craft and Samantha Hylton; two great grandchildren, Brooke Page and Brett Page and two sisters Ellen Alley, Betty Peters; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Services were conducted on Friday at the Scott County Funeral Hoome chapel with Rev. Willie Neeley officiating. Burial was in he Alley Valley Cemetery.

Jane Quillen’s family line is: Joseph and Etta Mae Greear Alley, Abijah and Elizabeth Addingtn Alley, George W. and Rosanna D. McConnell Addington, Henry Morris and Elizabeth Kilgore McConnell, Rev George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell.

Roger Dale Quillen

BLOUNTVILLE - Roger Dale Quillen, 48, was called home to be with the Lord Tuesday (March 7, 2006) due to a heart attack. Roger has been the most loving and attentive husband for the past 25 years. He was a retired real estate broker, an avid musician and enjoyed playing tennis. Roger Dale was a Christian and a member of State Line Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Helen Regena and Alvin W. Quillen; and brother-in-law, Joey Wayne Little. Roger is survived by his adoring wife, Lisa Quillen; one sister, Susan Pressley and husband, Wayne, Kingsport; one brother, Lynn Quillen and wife, Millie of Gate City, Va. Roger Dale had a special love for his nieces and nephews, Amanda Quillen, Kristy Reece, Brandon Little, Matthew Little, Tyler Little, Cole Little and Ryan Little; and his great-nieces and great-nephew, Caitlyn, Kristen, and Seth Reece. Roger will always be remembered and loved by his in-laws, Don and Helen Little; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Greg and Patsy Little. The family received friends at the home of Wayne and Susan Pressley, 4193 Skyland Drive or at the home of Don and Helen Little, 125 Wood St., Blountville. Graveside services were conducted at Gardners Chapel Cemetery just off of Timbertree Branch Road. Pallbearers were Wayne Pressley, Brandon Little, Greg, Matthew, Tyler, Cole and Ryan Little. Honorary pallbearer were his trusted friend, Joseph Surgenor. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036-3604. Dwight Lynn Stallard, age 49.

His lines are: Alvin William Quillen who was son of Warner Pridemore and Alice Compton Quillen.  Warner Pridemore Quillen was son of Serepta McConnell Quillen, Serepta was daughter of Dr. Abraham Berry McConnell who was son of Rev. George McConnell who was Sheriff George McConnell’s son, and Immigrant George McConnell’s grandson.

Billie Jo White Rhoton

WEBER CITY, Va. - Billie Jo Rhoten, 80, of Greenwood Drive, went to be with the Lord early Monday (Jan. 2, 2006) at Indian Path Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born Oct. 5, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Kelly Parker and Dona Callie McConnell White of Clinchport, Va. She was a homemaker, former school teacher with the Scott County Board of Education, and a graduate of the East Tennessee State Teachers College. She was former postmaster of Weber City, former member of the Weber City Town Council, and a 1947 winner of the Miss Scott County contest. She was also a member of First Baptist Church of Gate City. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who cared deeply for her family, friends and community. She will be sadly missed and loved by many. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Rufus Rhoton, of the home; two daughters, Rikki Rhoton of Kingsport, and Kim Haskins of Tampa, Fla.; one son, Michael Rhoton of Weber City, Va.; one granddaughter, Callie Haskins of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Ruth Pippin of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Kelly Parker White of Kingsport; two aunts, Elizabeth Snodgrass of Nashville, and Mary Sue Mohr of Indianapolis, Ind.; special loving friend, Billie Minton of Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and others who also survive. Calling hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Scott County Funeral Home. Services will take place at 1 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff DeBoard officiating.  Burial will follow at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Pallbearers will be family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is serving the Rhoton family.

Her McConnell Family line is: Billie Jo White, Caladona McConnell White, Worley McConnell, Nathan Dougherty McConnell, Dr. Abraham Berry McConnell, Rev. George McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.  

Betty L. Robinette

Betty L. Miltenberger Robinette, 77 of Mount Carmel, went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2006 at her residence following a brief illness.

Born in Dark County, Ohio, Betty was a resident of Mount Carmel for most of her life. She was preceded in death b her husband, Woodrow Robinette; her parents; two sisters and three brothers. Surviving are her daughter, Susan Adams and husband, Frank of Jonesborough; four sons, Jerry Robinette of Mount Cannel, Grover Robinette and wife, Freda of Church Hill, Terry Robinette and wife Janice of Albuquerque, N.M. and Roy Robinette of Mount Carmel; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, two sisters, Doris Howard and Joan Plummer both of Freeport, TX; a brother, Bobby Miltenberger and wife Peggy of Freeport, TX; along with several nieces and nephews.

Carter-Trent Fu­neral Home, Kingsport served the family in their time of need. Graveside services were held at 11 am. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery Kingsport with Rev James Adams, officiating.

Betty Robinette’s family line is through her husband; Woodrow O. Robinette, Grover C. and Lacotha S. Stallard Robinette, Henry Cyrus and Nancy Ramey Stallard, Hazelton and Susannah Lawson Stallard, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Ada Sanders

Ada Kimbler Sanders 80 was born February 3, 1926 and passed away July 26, 2006 at Brookhaven Manor following an extended illness. Surviving are her son, Paul B. Sanders, Kingsport;her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Richard Har­ris; grandchil­dren, Angela D. Harris, Kingsport, and Jennifer D. Har­ris, Johnson City; two brothers, Emmett Kimbler, Kingsport. Arnold Kimbler, Ft. Blackmore; four sisters, Ruby Sanders, Kingsport, Opal Flanary and hus­band Dewey, Ft Blackmore, Janie and Lillian Kimbler, Ft. Blackmore; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were con­ducted on Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, with Pastor Jeff Davis officiating. Graveside services were con­ducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park Fami­ly and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Ada Kimbler Sanders’ family connection is: Rufus and Eliza Compton Kimbler, Wiley Emmett and Dora McCracken Baxter Compton, Berry and Susan Dingus Compton, William and Mary Ann Green Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George and Regina G. McConnell

William Vernon Short

COEBURN, VA - William Vernon Short, 87, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 30, 2005) in the Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Norton, VA. He was a retired employee of Clinchfield Coal Company and a member of the UMWA, Flatwoods Freewill Baptist Church, and the Coeburn Masonic Lodge #97 A.F.&A.M. He was preceded in death by a son, William Roger Short. Surviving are his wife, Stella Stallard Short; a son and his wife, Gene and Betty Short of Coeburn; two daughters, Kay Steele and her husband Wayne of Coeburn, and Wilma Short of Mineral, Va.; two sisters, Lena Lawson and Vina Sands, both of Coeburn; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. today at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, with Masonic services conducted at 7:30 p.m. by the Coeburn Masonic Lodge #97 A.F.&A.M. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Les Ritchie and Tim Hager officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, VA.

William Vernon Short’s family line is through his spouse, Stella Doris Stallard: Leonard G. and Gertrude M. Patton Stallard, William B. and Elizabeth J. Holbrook Stallard, Hazelton and Susannah Lawson Stallard, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George and Susannah S. McConnell

Larry T. Simonds

KINGSPORT - Larry T. Simonds, 64, Kingsport, died peacefully at his home late Tuesday (Dec. 27, 2005) following a brief illness. Larry was born in Kingsport and was a graduate of Sullivan High School Class of 59 where he lettered in basketball and football. He graduated from East Tennessee State University and began working for Mason Dixon Freight Lines. Larry served as a member of the Tennessee National Guard. He was a member of the Methodist church. Larry was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His father, Guy Simonds; stepmother, Veatrice Simonds; mother, Hattie Britt; and brother, Guy Ronald Simonds preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Penny Simonds, Kingsport; one daughter, Amy Simonds Gillenwater and husband, Rick, Kingsport; one son, Scott T. Simonds and wife, Kim, Blountville; three grandchildren, Tyler, Abby, and Connor; two brothers, Jerry Houston Simonds, New Jersey, and Sam Simonds and wife, Mary, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Dr. Frank Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his fellow classmates and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Class of 59 basketball and football members. Memorials may be given to the organization of donor's choice. 29 Dec 2005 Kingsport Times News. 

Larry's wife's line is Susanne Stevens, Wilma E.M. Elliott Stevens; James Monroe Elliott, Susannah S. McConnell Elliott, Joab Watson McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Carl William Smith

Carl William Smith, of Charlottesville, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2005, at Westminster Canterbury.Born to Dr. Carl W. Smith and Lila Vicars Smith, young Carl grew up in Wise, VA and attended Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV where he played football. His grandfather, knowing how much he loved sports, worried at the time that Carl had decided to "educate his feet" instead of his mind. This proved to be untrue as Carl graduated from high school and was recruited to play football for the University of Virginia where he earned a degree in Economics. At the University, he played offensive guard for Coach Art Guepe, learned an ethical basis for commerce through classes such as E.A. Kincaid's Money and Banking, and received his B.A. in 1951. He credited his education under the honor system at University of VA as a profoundly important influence in his personal and professional life. Carl served as a Second Lieutenant in the Army from 1951-1953 and spent one year in Korea. Mr. Smith started his career in the early 1950's as a stockbroker in Richmond, VA, then he and his wife returned to Charlottesville, a town they loved, to raise a family and begin his life as a businessman known for his principles and vision. He founded the AMVEST Corporation in 1960 and was CEO and Chairman of the Board until his retirement in early 2004. Mr. Smith remained as Director Emeritus until his death.

Mr. Smith was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, The Raven Society, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and the Imp Society. He, along with the Vicars family, established a chair in Business Ethics at the University of Virginia Law School in memory of his grandfather, Judge O. M. Vicars, of Wise, VA. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hunter J. Smith; three children, Carl Vicars Smith, Stuart Peyton Smith, and Hunter Smith Croson; and one grandson, Corey Carter Croson. He will also be remembered by cousins, Mary M. Walker of Sarasota, Fla., and Dr. L. B. Sheppard of Boca Grande, Fla. and their families. Family and friends recall his competitive spirit and great sense of humor. Associates and colleagues loved his hard-nosed, creative, and ethical approach to business dealings. A memorial service was held 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at the University of Virginia Chapel with the Rev. Miller Hunter presiding. A reception follows for remembrances at Alumni Hall. A private burial service was held at Monticello Memorial Gardens .

Published in the Daily Progress on 12/10/2005. UVA-Wise benefactor Carl W. Smith dies.

Carl W. Smith was the son of Dr. Carl William Smith and Lila Mae Vicars Smith, Lila Mae Vicars was the daughter of Oscar McConnell Vicars, Oscar McConnell Vicars was the son of Sara Kilgore McConnell Vicars, Sara Kilgore McConnell was the daughter of Joab Watson McConnell, son of Sheriff George McConnell.  Carl W. Smith was the one who gave University of Virginia $25,000,000 about 5 years ago, with about 5 million of it earmarked to build the football stadium at UVA Wise.  

Donald W. ‘Deeda’ Smith

HAMPTON - Donald W. "Deeda" Smith, 61, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 28, 2005) at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was a retired employee of Lucent Technology and a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Forrestal. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Buchanan Smith; five daughters, Sandy Smith of Elizabethton, Christy Smith of Hendersonville, Tenn., Tara Smith of Kingsport, Sherri Blankenship of Elizabethton, and Ashley Salyer of Hendersonville, Tenn; a sister, Patricia Babb of Madison, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, Mark, Holly, Chris, Justin, Ashley, Megan, Chase, Jesi, Ruby, Julien, John and Dylan; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va. Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Lawson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the WCCRS, 409 West Walnut St., Johnson City, Tenn., 37604

Donald's wife Nancy Gayle Buchannan Smith's line is: Woodrow W. Buchanan, Norma McCarty Buchannan, Melinda Katherine Bond McCarty, Mary Analee P. Lawson Bond, Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Howard Lee Smith

KINGSPORT - KPT T/News 27 Dec 2005: Howard Lee Smith, 84, of Kingsport, went home to be with his Lord Sunday (Dec. 25, 2005) at the Sunbridge – Hillside Health Care Center after a period of declining health. Howard was born Nov. 20, 1921 in Kingsport. He was a retired foreman with the TCE Company, a member of the VFW and Eagles of Kingsport. Howard was a veteran serving during World War II with the U.S. Navy. Howard was preceded in death by his mother, Winnie (McConnell) Smith; his eight siblings; his granddaughters, Robin and Windy Condry. Smith. He leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Kathleen (White) Smith of Kingsport; three daughters, Sandra Smith, Janis White and husband Ronnie, and Jennifer Smith, all of Kingsport; four granddaughters, Lisa Kiser, Ginger Horne, Tom Kiser and Angela Norton; several great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the East Lawn Funeral Home. Service will be conducted at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Doug Ranshaw officiating. Graveside service will follow with a presentation of the flag and the playing of taps. Honors will be conducted by the VFW. Pallbearers will be Frank Kiser, Tom Kiser, Jacob Kiser, Fred Clevenger, Kevin Fleenor and Brandon Richards. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Smith family. Kathleen Minton Smith, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Howard's line is: Father's line: Wilson Camel Smith, Mary Elizabeth Dougherty Smith, Susannah R. McConnell Dougherty, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.  Mother's line: Winnie E. McConnell, William Patton McConnell, Capt.Henry Morris McConnell, Rev. George McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Annie Laurie Stallard

KINGSPORT - Annie Laurie Lynn Stallard, 92, came to the day she had lived for at Brookhaven Manor Hospice, Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006. She was born Sept. 15, 1913 to Lawton and Caira Lynn in Collins, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband. D. Stallard; an infant daughter, Clar-alyn; and brother, Charlie Alexander, Shellman’s Bluff, Ga.;  L. J. Lynn, Bath, S.C.; and by an in-fant granddaughter, Donna Gay Stallard. Annie is sur-vived by her three Sons, Kenny and wife Rosalie, Jack and Sherry Stallard, Kingsport, 5 granddaughters, Lee Ann Lewis, Sabrina (and David) Martin, Anissa Kincer, all of Kingsport; Tracy Stallard and Dixie Lopez of Tampa Fla; along with 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Carter Trent Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Carl Strickler, Rev. Grady Lee and Rev. Michael Wrye officiating; burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery Kingsport.

Dolphus Stallard, Moscow and Melinda Spears Stallard, Cyrus and Lucy Lawson Stallard, Henry D. and Susannah Bond Lawson, Jeremiah and Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff  George and Susannah McConnell.

Bruce Ray Stallard

Weber City VA – Bruce Ray Stallard, 76, passed away late Monday evening September 12, 2005 at the Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, VA, after an illness. Born September 2, 1929 in Akron, OH, he had lived most of his life in Scott County, VA. He was the son of the late Marvin C. and Ada Hubbard Stallard and was of the Holiness faith. Survivors include his brother, Don Stallard, and wife, Peggy of Weber City, VA; three nephews, Mike Stallard, and Greg Stallard, both of Kingsport, and Tim Stallard, of Gray; and two step-nieces, Sara Phillips of Kingsport, and Lesa Worley of Weber City, VA.The family would like to give special thanks to the staff, management and all the girls of Heritage Hall Nursing Home and the Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital nursing staff for taking care of Bruce for 10 years. Scott County Funeral Home served the family. Services were in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Blessing and Rev. Bill Baker. Doris McConnell and Brinley Addington provided the music. Interment was on Thursday at the Stallard Family Cemetery.

Bruce’s lineage: Margin and Ada J. Hubbard Stallard, Elbert H. and Sophia Moore Stallard, Nathan and Margaret A. McConnell Stallard, John H. and Eliza Dougherty Stallard, Nathan  and Susanna McConnell Dougherty, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell

Delmar C. Stallard

The Meadville Tribune - Saegertown- Delmar C. Stallard, 71, of 344 Parkview Drive, Saegertown, died Friday, September 23, 1005 at the Crawford County Care Center following an extended illness. He wa born May 6, 1934 in Meadville, as son of Dwight and Helen Ditch Stallard. He married Marilyn L. Oakes in January 1955. He was a 1952 graduate of Randolph High School. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He served in the U. S. Army from 1954 to 1956. During his time in the service, he was a member of the Screaming Eagles and Hell on Wheels. He served his entire tour of duty in Manheim/Heidelber, Germany. From 1956 to 1972, he was employed at Avtex Fibers. From 1972 to 1990, he was employed at Weldon’s in Meadville, He owned and operated DelMar Clothing from 1990 to 1993. He was a charter member of the Thunderbirds Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a member of the Sunshine Kiwanis Club of Meadville. He was also a member of the Saegertown American Legion. A generous and loving husband, father, and grandpa, he enjoyed bowling in the Plaza Lanes senior league, watching all Cleveland Browns and Indians games and being with his family whenever possible. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 50 years, include one son, Jeff Stallard and his wife, Tricia, of Meadville; one daughter, Lymann Chang and her husband, Dudley, of Saegertown; three grandchildren, David Stallard, and Mark and Maile Chang; two brothers Dwight J. Stallard and wife, Lucille, of Conneaut Lake, and Richard L. Stallard and wife, Marilyn of Meadville; one sister Sandy Stevenson and husband, Ed of Meadville, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Stallard and three brothers, Ewing, Gordon, and Emory Stallard. Visitation was held at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville. Funeral services were held on Tuesday in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, 8901 Liberty Street, Meadville, with the Rev. Brian K. Kenson officiating. Burial with military honors was provided by Huidelkoper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Partners of Northwest PA, Inc., 3952 Pine Avenue, Erie, PA 16504 or to the First Presbyterian Church.

Delmar C. Stallard’s family line to the McConnells is: Dwight Ewing and Helen Alice Ditch Stallard, Logan. and Samanatha Malinda Stallard, William B. and Elizabeth J. Holbrook, Hazeleton and Susannah Lawson Stallard, Catherine McConnell and Jeremeiah Lawson, George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Dwight Lynn Stallard

COEBURN, Va. - Dwight Lynn Stallard, 49, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at Norton. He was the son of the late Marvin Leslie and the late Zula Mae Stallard. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lance Stallard. Survivors include his wife, Mary Barnette Stallard; one son, Marvin Lynn Stallard, Coeburn, Va.; three sisters, Regina Willis, Abingdon, Va., Glenda Woody, Wise, and Gail Porter, Coeburn; one brother, Leslie Stallard, Coeburn; two granddaughters, Hayley Stallard and Makia Phillips; one grandson, Jordan Stallard; and several nieces and nephews.  Visitation was held on Thursday at Estes Funeral Home with services on Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Marty Puckett officiating. Burial followed in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Va.

Dwight Stallard’s family connection is: Marvin L. Stallard, Milton Hazelton Stallard, Savannah Lawson Stallard, Susannah Lawson Stallard, Catherine McConnell Stallard, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Lisa M. Stallard

Erie – Meadville Tribune – January 6, 2005 – Lisa M. Stallard, 42, of 1541 Millfair Road, Erie, died Tuesday, January 4, 2005 in Erie. Born in Meadville, Februar5y 1, 1962, she was a daughter of Ronald and Sandra L. Whistler Stallard. She was a graduate of Seton Elementary School, then a graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School, where she played basketball for the school She was employed as an UPS driver in Erine. She enjoyed her beloved pets. She also enjoyed going to the ocean and the beaches. Survivors include her mother and father, Ronald and Sandra Stallard of Meadville; several close friends; two aunts, three uncles; and seeral cousins. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday at St. Hippolyte Roman Chatholic Church, 26012 N. Frenchtown Road, Buys Mills, with Father B. LaMounte Sayers of the church as celebrant. Burial was in the St. Hippolyte Cemetery, Frenchtown.

Lisa Marie’s family line is: Ronald P. and Sandra Lee Whistler Stallard, Darrell E. Stallard, William P. and Myrtle O. Stallard, William B. and Jane Q Holbrook Stallard, Rev. Hazelton and Susannah Lawson Stallard, Rev. George and Mary Compton McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Snavely McConnell

Oliver Steele Stallard “Buttercup”

COEBURN, Va. - Oliver S. “Buttercup” Stallard, 83, died Thursday (Feb. 9, 2006) at Sunbridge in Kingsport. He was a former employee of Hunsaker Electric in Coeburn. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 91st Division of the 5th Army in North Africa and Italy. He served in the battles of Rome, Arno, North Apennines and Po Valley.  He received the Purple Heart when wounded in Italy on the Gothic Line on Sept, 15, 1942. Also the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, WW II Victory Ribbon, American Theatre Service Ribbon and Combat Infantryman Badge-Expert Rifle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Avis Campbell Stallard; his parents, John Dayton (Dee) and Orpha Stallard; brothers, Buford, Shirley, Cline and Roger Stallard; sisters, Erma Dell Williams and Carma Clark. Survivors include one daughter, Hilda Jean Altman, Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Marlene Adkins, Copper Hill, Tenn., and Nancy Elizabeth Curtain, San Antonio, Tex.; two brothers, Emory Stallard, Richmond, Va., and Dayton Stallard, Clinton, Tenn.; one grandson, James Randy Hill, Coeburn; and several nieces and nephews. The body will remain at Estes Funeral Home where the family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Saturday. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. R.L. Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Va.

Arthur Dean Steffy

GATE CITY, VA--Arthur Dean "Pug" Steffy passed away at his home on Wednesday (September 21, 2005).  He was born in Scott County, VA, on April 10, 1941. "Pug" served eight years in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Eastman Chemical Co. in 1998.  He was a member of Midway Memorial United Methodist Church and until recently had been an active leader and worker in the Midway United Methodist Food Bank Program.  He will be remembered as always willing and able to help anyone in the community in any way that he was able.  He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Sybil Dean Steffey: and an infant brother Mackie.  Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Linda Elliott Steffy, of the home; sons, Doug Steffy and wife Tina, Tim Steffy and wife Sue, all of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Landon, Lindsey, Jared, and Callie Steffy, all of Kingsport; sisters, Shelby Castle and Bill Mullins of Kingsport; Lana Stallard and husband John, Gate City, VA; Barbara Gillenwater, Gate City; Becky Manasco and husband Bob, Columbia, SC; brothers, Tommy Steffy and wife Carolyn, Brunswick, GA; Jackie Steffy and wife Cheryl, Kingsport, TN.  Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral with graveside services by The American Legion Hammonds Post No.3, Kingsport. Burial was in the Midway Community Cemetery, Midway, VA.

Arthur's line is: Sybil Dean-Paternal line: Robert T. Dean, Jeremiah L. Dean, Nancy Lawson Dean, Catherine McConnell Lawson, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.  Jeremiah Dean's wife Martha E. McConnell, Thomas James McConnell, Nancy McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.  Sybil's maternal line: Dona J. McConnell, Henry S. McConnell, George D. McConnell, Rev. George McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.  Henry S. McConnell's wife was Drusilla R. McConnell, John B.F. McConnell, Sr., Thomas James McConnell, Nancy McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Margaret Gilliam Stewart

Kingsport Times-News – Wednesday March 22  - Funeral services for Margaret Gilliam Stewart, 89, Gate City, Va., who passed away Tuesday (March 21, 2006), were conducted on Friday at Taylor Cemetery (Manville community) with the Rev. William Berry officiating. Family and friends met at the funeral home. to go in procession to the cemetery. Visitation was held at Colonial Funeral Home in Weber City, Va., and anytime at the residence of Bobby Gilliam. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Margaret Gilliam Stewart.  Her line is: Her mother Ona Alley Gilliam Williams; Marcus Lafayette “Doc” Gilliam; Elizabeth McConnell Gilliam; Thomas James McConnell, Nancy McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.

Guy Taylor, Jr.

Guy Maxwell Taylor, Jr., 7 of Weber City VA went to be with the Lord on July 5, 2006 at Indian Path Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA and attended Cleveland High School.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. Guy was the founder of the Mountain Empire Restaurant in Weber city. He retired from Tennessee Eastman with over 42 years of service to the company. Guy was an expert carpenter and woodworker, whose work was displayed all over the southeast. He was a member of Holston View United Methodist Church and the Catlett Masonic Lodge of Gate City, VA.

His parents, Guy Maxwell Taylor, Sr and Flora Arnold Taylor preceded him in death, as did his son, Mike, Taylor; three sisters, Karia Hurd, Willie Kimbler and Elva Bluelick; and one brother, Lyle Taylor.

His wife of 60 years, Alma Ruth Wampler Taylor survives him; also two daughters, Sandra Bussell and husband Neal and Dawn McMurray and husband Regan; former daughter n law, Glenda Taylor Snead; six grandchildren, Craig Bussell, Nicole Bussell Jones, John Michael Taylor; Rebecca Taylor, Hunter Owens, and Holly Owens; a special great niece, Christina Drinnon; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Services were held a Holston View United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Pierce and Rev John Hood officiating; music was provided by Phyllis and Ken Pierce. Military services were held on Friday at Holston View Cemeter, Weber City VA conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 with Joe W. Byrd, chaplain.

Guy is connected to the McConnell family through his wife, Alma Ruth Wampler: Loy Logan and Allie Gilliam Wampler, Ulysses G. and Nancy L. McConnell Gilliam, William G. and Elizabeth Eva Perry McConnell, Henry Snavely and Sarah Jane Kilgore McConnell, Sheriff George and Susannah Schnaebeli McConnell.

Whitney Lynn Tilley

ABBEVILLE, SC-- Whitney Lynn Tilley, 21, resident of 185 Deer Run, died Saturday, July 25, 2005, at Baker Creek State Park. She was born with her twin, Courtney, in Kingsport, TN, to Gary and Katy McConnell Tilley. Whitney was working towards a Pharmaceutical Technology degree at Piedmont Technical College. She always loved being with her family and friends. She was a cheerleader, ran cross-country and played softball at Abbeville High School and was captain of the cross-country team at Spartanburg Methodist College. Whitney also helped protect the lives of those around her by teaching swimming lessons and working as a lifeguard. Whitney always had a smile for those around her and brought one to those who didn’t. By naturally having so much love to give, she always surrounded herself with family and friends, whether face-to-face, over the phone or by written word. Whitney would always be anxious to comfort others in such a time as this and her spirit will always remain a part of those who knew her. Survivors are her parents, Gary and Katy Tilley of the home; a twin sister, Courtney Tilley of the home; paternal grandfather, Bill Tilley of Kingsport, TN; maternal grandfather, Woodrow McConnell of Kingsport, TN; aunt and uncle, Mark and Trista Tilley of Simpsonville, SC; aunt, Pam Tilley of Kingsport, TN; aunt and uncle, Larry and Elizabeth Wright of Knoxville, TN; aunt and uncle, Bill and Judy McConnell of Kingsport, TN; uncle, Richard Onks of Kingsport, TN; and a number of cousins. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. from the Due West ARP Church in Due West, SC, with the Rev. Randy Taylor and Rev. Jerry Pickens officiating. Burial followed in Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, SC. The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home assisted the family in this trying time. The family received friends on Monday evening from 5-7:00 p.m. at Main St. United Methodist Church, Abbeville, SC. The family is at the home, 186 Deer Run, Abbeville, SC. Memorials may be made to Main St. United Methodist Church, 300 N. Main Street, Abbeville, SC 29620; or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Conway Shirley, P. O. Box 566, Due West, SC 29639

Whitney's line is: Carolyn Kay McConnell Tilley, Woodrow McConnell, James Monroe McConnell, Nathaniel D. McConnell, George Dingus McConnell, Rev. George McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell. Woodrow McConnell's mother Mattie C. McClelland was the daughter of Melissa McConnell McClellan.  Melissa McConnell was the daughter of William Patton McConnell & Rebecca Smith. William Patton McConnell was son of Capt. Henry Morris McConnell son of Rev. George McConnell who was son of Sheriff George McConnell son of Immigrant George McConnell.

Anna Lee Tipton

Anna Lee Johnson Tipton, 83, of Stuffle Street went to be with the Lord June 22, 2006 at her residence. She was born in Scott County VA and was the daughter of the late Carl and Hilda Dingus Johnson on February 7, 1923. She had made Kingsport her home for over 50 years.She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Glen Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who had a deep appreciation for her family.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Clinas Kilgore and Juanita Ervin; and brother, Taft Johnson.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Bill Joe Tipton; daughter, Sue and Harry Lipton, Rachel and Charles Hoovan, Jenny and Mel Osborne; one son, Rocky and Carol McReynolds; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; three sisters, Clara Hileman, Louise fields, Carol Jennings; several nieces and nephews, cousins and other family who survive.
Services were held in the chapel of the Scott County funeral Home; burial at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Anna Johnson Tipton’s family line is: Carl and Hilda Dingus Johnson, Robert and Minnie Sluss Dingus, John and Louemma Gibson Dingus, William and Lucy Stallard Dingus, John and Nancy Compton Dingus, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George and Regina McConnell

Leona Vermillion

Kingsport Times-News – Gate City, VA – Leona Mae Vermillion, 102, entered into rest Monday, 12 December 2005, at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Livingston Compton and Martha Gillenwater. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Delaney Vermillion; a sister, Eula McDonald, brothers. C. E. Compton, B. B. Compton and W. R. Compton. Ms. Vermillion was a lifetime member of the UM Women Organization and joined the church in 1921. She was the oldest member of Gate City United Methodist Church. She truly loved the Lord. She was also a lifelong Republican, having voted for the first time for President Herbert Hoover. She was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1970 by then Gov Lonie B. Nunn. Family always came first in her life. She was truly a remarkable lady and will be missed by all who knew her. She was an avid gardener, enjoying her flowers, sharing them with friends, and her church. She also enjoyed doing needlework. Surviving are her daughter, mary Watson, Kingsport; grandchildren, Delany and wife, Elaine Watson, Greeneville, and Charles Watson, Ft. Wright, Ky; great-granddaughter, Cassandre Watson; and special caregiver, Faye Fansler, Yuma, VA. The body remained at Gate City United Methodist Church from Wednesday through the serviced on Wednesday with Rev. John Duvall and Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating. Music was provided by Jim Belt Baker. A private graveside service followed at Holston View Cemetery.

Leona Compton family ties are: Arthur Livingston Mary A. Gillenwater Compton, Berry and Susan Dingus Compton, William and Mary Ann Green, Phillip and Nancy McConnell Dingus, Emigrant George and Regina McConnell

Marie Elliott White

Carson, IO --Marie Elliott White, the daughter of John and Estella (McConnell) Elliott, was born near Oakland, IO, on November 16, 1919, and passed away October 12, 2005, at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IO, at the age of 85 years, 10 months, and 26 days.  Marie attended Oakland schools, graduating from Oakland High School with the class of 1937.  On Nov 8, 1937, Marie was united in marriage to Ronald Wayne White. They lived in the Oakland and surrounding area until 1960, when they moved to California. They resided in California until 1970, when they moved back to the Oakland area.  Ronald was laid to rest in December of 1971.  Marie moved to Carson in 1972, where she resided until the time of her passing.  Marie was a member of the Carson Presbyterian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Carson Presbyterian Women.  She enjoyed children and loved to baby sit.  She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, and spending time with her family.  She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents John Cornelius and Estella McConnell Elliott; her brother Boyd Martin Elliott; her sons, Phillip Wayne White and Craig Charles White; and her great grandson, Logan White.  She is survived by her children: Gary White and his wife,  D. J. of Yuma, AZ, Jim White and his wife Janice of Griswold, IA, Joyce White Clark and her husband Russ of Oakland, IOWA, and Mick White and his wife Susan of Moreno Valley, CA; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; two great, great-grandchildren; and her brother Darwin Elliott and his wife Ruth of Forsyth, MO.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Rieken Vieth Funeral Home, Oakland, IO was in charge of the arrangements with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Oakland, IO.
Marie's Paternal line: John Cornelius Elliott, Jerusa Robison Stallard Elliott, Eliza D. Dougherty Stallard, Susannah R. McConnell Dougherty, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell.  Maternal line: Estella McConnell Elliott, Elisha Martin McConnell, John Benjamin Floyd McConnell, Sr., Thomas James McConnell, Nancy McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell. 
Elisha Martin McConnell's wife Emaline Kilgore's line: Agnes Elizabeth McConnell Kilgore, Thomas Price McConnell, Sheriff George McConnell, Immigrant George McConnell. *(hope our Iowa cousins will check in with some of Marie's descendants-which were lost to us until cousin Omer Addington gave us this obituary for cousin Marie Elliott White *cousin Wayne )

Robert “Bud” Williams

Wise, VA – Robert “Bud” Williams, 73, passed away on Tuesday November 1, 2005 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, VA. He was of the Protestant Faith, a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a self-employed building contractor and construction worker. Bud was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. Williams, and Lillian Williams. Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, JoAnn; three sons, Benny Williams, and wife Tammi, David Williams and wife Barbara, and Steve Williams and wife Robin, all of Wise, VA; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Lee and Donald; and a sister, Margaret. Calling hours was at Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, VA with services conducted on Thursday – Dr. Ray Jones Jr. officiating. Burial and graveside committal services were held on Friday in the Wise Cemetery.

 

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