Wednesday, Dec. 12
Jane Arnold, 68, Gate City, Va.
Delores L. Bockman, 73, Kingsport.
Lola Mae Brown, Kingsport.
Dorothy L. Butler, Kingsport.
Desmon Carpenter, 81, Rogersville.
Lloyd Cavin, Kingsport.
Lewis White Davis, 72, Pulaski, Tenn.
Stella Graham, 35, Kingsport.
Dorothy Harkleroad, 83, Kingsport.
Noah Holbrook, 78, Castlewood, Va.
Murl E. Horne, 82, Church Hill.
Lucian Presley, 86, Surgoinsville.
Mary Quillen, 82, Ft. Blackmore, Va.
Margaret Russell, Kingsport.
Walter Swiney Sr., 72, Big Stone Gap.
Anna Lou Tate, 79, Mount Carmel.
Gene (G.T.) Taylor, 57, Kingsport.
Eula Tomlinson, 92, Gray.
Arnold, 68, Gate City, Va.
CITY, Va. - Emily Jane Arnold, 68, died Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2001)
at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Survivors and arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by
Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va.
L. Bockman, 73, Kingsport.
- Delores L. (Dee) Bockman, 73, of 3809 Telstar Drive,
passed away Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 11, 2001) at Hospice House in
She was born in St. Louis, Mo., and moved to Kingsport in 1951.
Arrangements are incomplete.
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the family of Delores Bockman.
Mae Brown, Kingsport.
- Services for Lola Mae Brown, formerly of 900 Teasel
Drive, who went to be with the Lord Saturday (Dec. 8, 2001), will be
conducted at 12 noon today in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral
Home, downtown, with the Rev. Charles Kilbourne officiating.
Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 12 noon today at the funeral home.
will follow in the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
L. Butler, Kingsport.
- Dorothy L. Butler passed away Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2001) in
the emergency room of Indian Path Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Oak Hill
Carpenter, 81, Rogersville.
- Desmon Carpenter, 81, went to a better place Monday
afternoon (Dec. 10, 2001) at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital
following an extended illness.
He was a member of Old Spruce Pine Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Carpenter; and
parents, Thomas and Maggie Carpenter.
Surviving are his wife, Gracie Lovin Carpenter, of the home;
daughter, Vickie Papo, of Whitesburg; five grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Jinks, of Morristown.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Colboch-Price Funeral
Home in Rogersville.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Spruce Pine
Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Johnson officiating.
Interment will follow in the Carpenter Cemetery.
- Lloyd Raymond Cavin died Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2001) at
Indian Path Medical Center.
Born in Hawkins County, he spent his entire life in Sullivan County.
Cavin retired from Peoples in 1982 after 20 years as owner and
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Hubert and Ethel
Surviving are his wife, Connie Cavin; four sons, Lloyd Wade Cavin,
Shannon Cavin, Reggie Cavin, all of Hawkins County, and Claude R.
Cavin, Kingsport; three daughters, Diane Gilliam, Kingsport, Mrs.
Roy (Charles) Morelock and Mrs. David (Anzil) Rhoten, Kingsport;
three sisters, Lillian Cox, Stella Bear and Edna Hutson, Kingsport;
three brothers, Sevier Cavin, Ray Cavin, both of Kingsport, and
Robert (Bob) Cavin, Indiana; three grandsons, Tony Cavin, Daniel
Cavin and Grayson Cavin, all of Kingsport; six granddaughters,
Rhonda Minnich, Teena Horton, Amiee Morelock, Hanna Morelock,
Kingsport, Emily Cavin and Kayla Cavin, Hawkins County; three
great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fall Branch
Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Fall Branch
Chapel with the Rev. L.E. Wolfe and the Rev. Orville Dolen
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bowser
Cemetery in Rogersville.
Pallbearers will be David Rhoton, Roy Morelock, Terry Hutson, Ricky
Bear, David Cavin, Randall Cavin and Freddy Bussell.
White Davis, 72, Pulaski, Tenn.
Tenn. - Lewis White Davis, 72, passed away and went to be
with the Lord Saturday morning (Dec. 8, 2001) at St. Thomas Hospital
in Nashville after a brief illness.
Mr. Davis had lived in Surgoinsville for over 35 years, up until six
years ago when he moved back home to Pulaski.
Lewis had been a member of Minor Hill Baptist Church of Pulaski for
three years where he gave his life to the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Blanche Davis of
Surviving are his wife of five and one-half years, Mildred Davis,
Pulaski; his brother, W.C. Davis, Minor Hill, Tenn.; and sisters,
Mamie Durham and Almeda Hughes, both of Pulaski, and Ann Schultz,
Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; nine children, Julia of Pulaski, Jerry of
California, Dorothy of Arkansas, Reba of Indiana, Rita of Florida,
Robert Lewis of Arkansas, Lisa, Steve and Kathy, all of
Surgoinsville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home in Pulaski on
Monday (Dec. 10, 2001).
Lewis is buried at Minor Hill Cemetery along with his parents.
Graham, 35, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Services for Stella Yonts Graham, 35, who died Tuesday
evening (Dec. 4, 2001), will be conducted at 12 noon today in the
chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, with the Rev. Cecil
Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 12 noon today at the funeral home.
will follow in Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Tabernacle Baptist Church,
1444 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
Harkleroad, 83, Kingsport.
- Dorothy Baskette Harkleroad, 83, died Monday (Dec. 10,
2001) at Summitt Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn.
Mrs. Harkleroad was born in Greene County and had lived in Kingsport
since 1939. She had worked in sales for J.C. Penney and Parks Belk.
She was a graduate of Chuckey High School, and was a member of St.
Luke United Methodist Church and the Women's Society of Christian
Service. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and her friends.
Mrs. Harkleroad was preceded in death by a son, Gene Harkleroad.
Surviving are her husband, Henry Clay Harkleroad Sr.; son, H. Clay
Harkleroad Jr. and wife Mary; daughter-in-law, Nancy Harkleroad;
grandchildren, Kim Davison and husband Joe, Randy Harkleroad and
wife Angela, Jennifer Platford and husband Tom, Christina Czerniak
and husband Anthony, Tracie Harkleroad, Patrick Harkleroad and wife
Nicole; great-grandchildren, Matt and Alex Davison, Nicholas
Platford, Haley Harkleroad, Jacob Harkleroad and Morgan Czerniak.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson
Funeral Home, downtown.
The funeral celebration of Mrs. Harkleroad's life will be at 11 a.m.
Thursday at St. Luke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard
Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Friends and grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2600 East
Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37664.
Holbrook, 78, Castlewood, Va.
Va. - Noah Richard Holbrook, 78, died Tuesday (Dec. 11,
2001) at Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, Va.
Born in Carfax, Va., he was the son of the late Phil and Maude
Holbrook. He was a retired miner and attended Mary Martins
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna McConnell Holbrook; and
one son, Nedlan Holbrook.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Robinson and husband Roger,
Castlewood, and Eva Ring and husband Doug, Coeburn, Va.; two
sisters, Samantha Holbrook, Coeburn, Va., and Opal Masterson,
Knoxville; two brothers, Edgar Holbrook, Johnson City, and Wilburn
Holbrook, Coeburn, Va.; two grandchildren, Jody Robinson and Chelesa
Holbrook; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank all the doctors and staff from Russell
County Medical Center and Colonial Hill Retirement Home.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Castlewood Funeral
Home Chapel in Castlewood.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Temple
Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood with the Rev. Glenn Hammacker
Interment will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Park. The funeral
procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. Friday for the cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to the Holbrook family via e-mail at
E. Horne, 82, Church Hill.
CHURCH HILL - Graveside services for Murl Etheridge Horne, 82, of
Okolona Road, who died Sunday (Dec. 9, 2001), will be conducted at 2
p.m. today at the Horne Cemetery.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St.
Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, Tenn.
Colboch-Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, is in charge of the
Presley, 86, Surgoinsville.
- Lucian M. "Pap'' Presley, 86, 2855 Main St., went to
be with the Lord and his loving wife at 3:20 p.m. Monday (Dec. 10,
2001) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was a member of Independence Baptist Church. He was a decorated
veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, receiving
the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He retired after 18 years of
service at Abernathy's Contractors.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying his mules, horses, camping and
wagons. All who knew him knew the joy and love he had for everyone.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Paralee Robinson Presley;
parents, Will and Jane Presley; brothers, Martin Presley and an
infant brother; sisters, Laura Henry, Elsie Presley and one infant
sister; and a great-grandson, Cody Greene.
Surviving are two sons, Bill and June Robinson of Church Hill, and
Edd and Deb Presley, of the home; four daughters, L.B. and Ruth
Drinnon, Sturm and Lois Lawson, Donnie and Carol Salyer, all of
Church Hill, and Linda Cooper of Surgoinsville; 13 grandchildren; 28
great-grandchildren "with two more expected in 2002''; three
stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Sam
and California Presley of Eidson, and George Presley of Kyles Ford;
several nieces and nephews; special friend, Howard Crawford; and a
host of other friends.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Colboch-Price Funeral
Home, Rogersville, and anytime at the residences of Bill Robinson,
Edd Presley or Carol Salyer.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home
chapel with the Rev. Ed McLain, the Rev. Andy Sensabaugh and the
Rev. Wayne Ferrell officiating.
Hawkins County Color Guard will conduct full military honors at 4
p.m. Thursday at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
He will be taken the last mile of the way by his mules.
Quillen, 82, Ft. Blackmore, Va.
FT. BLACKMORE, Va. - Graveside services for Mary Emily Quillen, 82,
of Route 1, who passed away Sunday morning (Dec. 9, 2001), will be
at 1 p.m. today at Carter Cemetery in Ft. Blackmore.
Serving as pallbearers are Steve Carter, Louie Castle, Matt Quillen,
Chris Quillen, Keith Quillen, Mack Quillen and Darren McDowall.
Nephews and friends will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will meet at the funeral home at 12 noon today to go in
procession to the cemetery.
Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va., is in charge of the
- Margaret C. Russell's stay on this earth began on May 5,
1912 and ended peacefully on Monday (Dec. 10, 2001) at Wellmont
Mrs. Russell grew up and spent most of her life in Catlettsburg,
Ky., moving from there to Nitro, W.Va., Naples, Fla., and then to
Kingsport in 1984. She was an active member in the Presbyterian
church wherever she lived and served as a deacon in West Virginia.
She was a retired schoolteacher and small business owner.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, one brother;
and her husband, Harry B. Russell.
Surviving are two daughters, Jo Ann Cox and husband, Kenneth,
Kingsport, Mary Detamore, Proctorville, Ohio; grandchildren, Ann
Sherman and husband, David, Susan Glynn, Wendi Detamore, Christopher
Detamore and wife, Stacy, Terri Lockard and husband, Tom;
stepgrandchildren, Kay Arbogast and husband, Dennis, Jay Cox and
wife, Sharon, and Paul Cox; and eight great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Heights
Presbyterian Church in Kingsport.
A celebration of Margaret's life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at
the church with the Rev. Tully Hunter officiating.
Entombment will take place at Cunningham Memorial Park in St.
Albans, W.Va., at 1 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colonial Heights
Presbyterian Church, Organ Fund, 213 Colonial Heights Road,
Kingsport, Tenn. 37663 or Hope Haven Ministries, P.O. Box 5882,
Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the
Swiney Sr., 72, Big Stone Gap.
STONE GAP, Va. - Walter Jacob Swiney Sr., 72, of the Wildcat
Valley, died Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley
He was born April 22, 1929 in Johnson County, Tenn. He was retired
from Westmoreland Coal Co. after 31 years as a coal miner. He served
in the U.S. Army.
He was of the Holiness faith.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Delilah Swiney;
father, Hobart Swiney; mother, Mary (Walker) Swiney; brother,
Colonel Swiney; sisters, Cora Dickens and Shirley Cooper.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Anna (Teglas) Swiney; eight
children, Brenda Tranbarger and husband Bobby, Church Hill, Walter
Swiney Jr. and wife Kathy, Big Stone Gap, Marlene Chinnery and
husband Stu, Leesburg, Va., Donald Swiney and wife Kathy, Big Stone
Gap, Jeffrey Swiney and wife Anita, Knoxville, Jacqueline Howard and
husband Michael, Jonesville, Va., Stephen Swiney and wife Rhonda,
Clayton, N.C., and Rodney Swiney and wife Pamela, Acworth, Ga.; 17
grandchildren, Melissa Tranbarger, Tammy Villiard, Greg Swiney,
Candace Gibson, Andrea Lane, Heather Swiney, Sarah Swiney, D.J.
Swiney, Josh Swiney, Laura Swiney, Olivia Swiney, Travis Howard,
Jake Howard, Hillary Howard, Michael Swiney, Caleb Swiney and Micah
Swiney; four great-grandchildren, Hunter Swiney, Ethan Villiard,
Madison Swiney, Sheridan Swiney and unborn great-granddaughter Lane;
three brothers, Emerald Swiney, Big Stone Gap, Jesse Swiney,
Andover, Va., and Johnny Swiney, Biloxi, Miss.; sister, Betty
Willis, Roda, Va.; aunt, Lela Foraker, Elizabethton; numerous nieces
and nephews; and his best canine friend, Taco Fred.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Holding Funeral
Home in Big Stone Gap.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home
chapel with the Rev. Pete Rowe and Pastor Garry Arnett officiating.
Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Powell
Valley Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30
a.m. Friday to go in procession.
Pallbearers will be Greg Swiney, Michael Swiney, Josh Swiney, D.J.
Swiney, Travis Howard, Jake Howard, Kevin Lane and Andre Villiard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb Swiney, Micah Swiney, Hunter
Swiney and Ethan Villiard.
Lou Tate, 79, Mount Carmel.
CARMEL - Graveside services for Anna Lou Sandidge Tate, 79, of
403 Old Hickory Circle, who passed away Saturday (Dec. 8, 2001),
will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Honorary bearers will be grandsons and grandson-in-law.
The family requests those desiring may make memorial contributions
to the building fund of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Johnson Funeral Home, Church Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.
(G.T.) Taylor, 57, Kingsport.
- Gene (G.T.) Taylor, 57, went to be with his Lord Sunday
(Dec. 9, 2001) at Johnson City Medical Center after a courageous
battle with cancer.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1944 in Kingsport.
Gene was employed at Jones OK Tire Center in Johnson City, and was a
founding member of New Vision Gospel Group. He was also a charter
member of Mt. Calvary Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harrison "Red" Taylor in
1995; his mother, Virginia Taylor in July of 2001; his
mother-in-law, Patty Dykes; and a brother-in-law, J.C. Dykes.
Gene touched many lives with his music ministry and his love for
He was dearly loved and will be missed by his wife of 37 years,
Linda Taylor; his daughter, Kathy Taylor; two sisters and
brothers-in-law, Delores and Jim Vicars, Jo-rita and Mike Gragg, all
of Kingsport; three sisters-in-law and seven brothers-in-law;
several nieces, nephews and cousins; two very special
"grandchildren," Josh and Larissa Lawson; three aunts and three
uncles; special little loves, Josh, Jeremy, Jacob, Ryan, Zachery and
Holli; and his closest friend, Kenneth Casey.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Oak Hill
Memorial contributions may be made to New Vision, c/o Kenneth Casey,
194 Rock House Road, Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659, or Mt. Calvary
Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1369 Warpath Drive, Kingsport,
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of arrangements.
Tomlinson, 92, Gray.
- Eula Barnes Tomlinson, 92, of 248 Old Gray Station Road,
passed away Monday (Dec. 10, 2001) at N.H.C. Health Care Center in
A native of Hancock County, she was the daughter of the late John
and Johnnie Fowler Ellison. She was a member of Gray United
Methodist Church, and a member of the Naomi Sunday School Class of
Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church.
She retired from Tennessee Eastman Company's Fiber Division after
more than 30 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George E. (Ed)
Barnes; and second husband, J.P. Tomlinson; daughter, Frances Bray;
sisters, Ethel Reed, Ruby Reese, Ada Tate; brothers, Paul Ellison
and Joe Ellison; granddaughter, Susan Marie Bray.
Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Gray and husband Robert of
Gray; sons, John U. Barnes and wife Velma of Lincolnton, N.C., Billy
B. Barnes and wife Doris of Gray; six granddaughters, Donna
McGeehan, Jacksonville, Fla., Karen Welch, Johnson City, Susan
Arney, Kingsport, Debbie Watkins, Stockbridge, Ga., Mary Bray, Gray,
and Donna Saylor, Jonesborough; five grandsons, Pat Gray, Sparta,
N.C., Eddie Gray, Alpharetta, Ga., Scottie Barnes, Johnson City,
Mike Bray, Yorktown, Va., and Tony Barnes, Gray;
great-grandchildren, John Mark Johnson, Eric Gray, Jennifer Johnson,
Kovit Detruska, Emily Gray, Elliott Cox, Bradley Barnes, Robbie
Gray, Brittany Barnes, Byron Barnes, Joseph Bray, Maria Barnes;
several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Buffalo
Ridge Baptist Church.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the church with Dr.
Gene Lasley and the Rev. Ralph Kidd officiating.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Gray Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Pat and Eddie
Gray, Tony and Scottie Barnes, Mike Bray and Terry Welch.
Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons and
Gray Funeral Home in Gray is serving the Tomlinson family.
Published December 11, 2001