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      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.

            Jane Arnold, 68, Gate City, Va.

            GATE 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. 

            Delores L. Bockman, 73, Kingsport.

            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. 

            Lola Mae Brown, Kingsport.

            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. 

            Burial will follow in the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church 
            Pallbearers will be family and friends. 

            Dorothy L. Butler, Kingsport.

            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 
            Funeral Home. 

            Desmon Carpenter, 81, Rogersville.

            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 Cavin, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - 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. 

            Mr. Cavin retired from Peoples in 1982 after 20 years as owner and 
            He was preceded in death by his parents, George Hubert and Ethel 
            (Allen) Cavin. 
            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. 

            Lewis White Davis, 72, Pulaski, Tenn.

            PULASKI, 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. 

            Stella 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 
            Sturgill officiating. 
            Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 12 noon today at the funeral home. 

            Burial will follow in Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
            Memorial contributions may be made to: Tabernacle Baptist Church, 
            1444 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660. 

            Dorothy Harkleroad, 83, Kingsport. 

            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 
            Richter officiating. 
            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. 

            Noah Holbrook, 78, Castlewood, Va.

            CASTLEWOOD, 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 
            Presbyterian Church. 
            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 

            Murl 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 

            Lucian Presley, 86, Surgoinsville.

            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. 

            Mary 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 Russell, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - Margaret C. Russell's stay on this earth began on May 5, 
            1912 and ended peacefully on Monday (Dec. 10, 2001) at Wellmont 
            Madison House. 
            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 
            Russell family. 

            Walter Swiney Sr., 72, Big Stone Gap.

            BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Walter Jacob Swiney Sr., 72, of the Wildcat 
            Valley, died Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2001) at Wellmont Holston Valley 
            Medical Center. 
            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. 

            Anna Lou Tate, 79, Mount Carmel.

            MOUNT 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. 

            Gene (G.T.) Taylor, 57, Kingsport.

            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, 
            Tenn. 37664. 
            Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of arrangements. 

            Eula Tomlinson, 92, Gray.

            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 
            Johnson City. 
            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