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      Monday, Dec. 31 
            Virginia J. Adams, 66, Big Stone Gap, Va.
            Eula Browning, Pound, Va.
            George Carter, 80, Kingsport.
            Johnny Caudill, 35, Pound, Va.
            Cornie Cornett, 81, Kingsport.
            Dan H. Fleenor, 79, Kingsport.
            Frank Lee Green, Wise, Va.
            Carrie Holdway, 76, Church Hill.
            Rebecca Johnson, 97, Castlewood, Va.
            Frances L. Luster, 78, Rogersville.
            Ada McMurray, 77, Hiltons, Va.
            Helen V. Morelock, 53, Greeneville.
            David Kevin Perry, 38, Kingsport.
            Beulah Randolph, 66, Kingsport.
            Donna L. Rickelman, 63, Winter Park, Fla.
            Bannie A. Statzer, 82, Bristol, Tenn.
            Walter Earl Trent, 85, Rogersville.
 

            Virginia J. Adams, 66, Big Stone Gap, Va.

            BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Virginia J. Adams, 66, died Saturday (Dec. 29, 
            2001) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital. 
            Born in Pardee, Va., she was of the Holiness faith and formerly 
            attended Green Pasture Fellowship Church. 
            She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and 
            sister, as well as a devoted friend to all she knew. 
            She was preceded in death by her parents, Flem Jackson, Dave and 
            Ethel Minor; two brothers, Fred Jackson and Artemous "Buddy" 
            Jackson; and also one granddaughter, Chrissy Holmes. 
            Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Kermit Adams; five sons and 
            daughters-in-law, Ronald (Ann) Adams, Jackie (Kim) Adams, Freddie 
            (Vera) Adams, all of Big Stone Gap, Gale Adams and Christopher 
            Adams, of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Deretha (John) 
            Baker, Sheila (Jimmy) Qualls, Melinda (Gerald) Litton and Cindy 
            (Steve) Holmes, all of Big Stone Gap; one brother, Gerald Jackson, 
            Strawberry Plains, Tenn.; one sister, Lola Head, Big Stone Gap; 10 
            grandchildren, Dana Snodgrass, Sherry Baker, April Baker, Kimmie 
            Rose, Jessica Adams, Landon Litton, Brandon Qualls, Justin Qualls, 
            Ashley Adams and Billy Adams, all of Big Stone Gap; four 
            great-grandchildren, Brandi and Tori Smith, David Snodgrass and 
            Alyssa Rose, all of Big Stone Gap; several nieces, nephews and a 
            host of friends. 
            Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Holding Funeral Home in 
            Big Stone Gap. 
            Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home 
            chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Qualls officiating. 
            Burial will follow in the Roundtop Cemetery, Wise, Va. 
            Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law. 

            Eula Browning, Pound, Va.

            POUND, Va. - Eula Hubbard Browning passed away Sunday (Dec. 30, 
            2001) at St. Mary's Hospital, Norton, Va. 
            She was of the Freewill Baptist faith, and was a special homemaker. 
            She was preceded in death by her husband, Estil J. Browning; son, 
            Cecil Browning; and grandson, Michael Browning. 
            Surviving are a son, Wayne Browning, Pound; daughter-in-law, Anna 
            Browning, Big Stone Gap, Va.; three grandchildren, Sherry Browning, 
            Lena Nowlin and husband Larry, and Jeffrey Browning and wife Pam; 
            two great-grandchildren, Michael Jason Browning and Madison 
            Browning; three sisters, Arthella Kilgore, Kingsport, Mabel Bolling, 
            Pound, and Ruble Powers, Wise, Va.; several nieces and nephews. 
            Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral 
            Home, Wise, Va., with a song service at 7 p.m. 
            Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home 
            chapel with the Rev. Fletcher Strouth officiating. 
            Burial will follow in the Wise Cemetery. 

            George Carter, 80, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - After a lengthy illness, George Cowan "Casey" Carter 
            Sr., 80, entered into rest Sunday (Dec. 30, 2001) at Wellmont 
            Holston Valley Medical Center. 
            Mr. Carter was born December 21, 1921 in Scott County, Va., to the 
            late Judge Ezra Thomas Carter and Helen Ford Carter. 
            Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth 
            Broadwater Carter; three sisters, Helen Carter, Louise Carter 
            Quillen and Elizabeth J. Carter; two brothers, Ford and Ezra T. 
            Carter Jr. 
            Mr. Carter was a veteran after serving in World War II in the U.S. 
            Army 101st Airborne Division. 
            He also was a long time employee with First Tennessee Bank, retiring 
            in 1986. 
            He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Church Circle, 
            Kingsport, and an avid fan of Gate City High School football. 
               
            Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, George Jr. and Terri 
            Carter, Thomas W. and Robin K. Carter, all of Kingsport; five 
            grandchildren, Jennifer E. Carter, George C. "Casey" Carter III, 
            Edward J. Carter, Brandon T. Carter and Tyler J. Carter; several 
            nieces, nephews and many loving friends. 
            Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City 
            Funeral Home. 
            Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin 
            Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Ron Davis officiating. 
            Music will be provided by Jim Belt Baker and Louise Ammons. 
            Military graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holston 
            View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., conducted by Charles DeWitt Byrd 
            Post No. 3382 of the VFW. 
            Pallbearers will be George Gibson, Mike Evans, Eddie Richmond, David 
            Lee, Ford Quillen, Cecil Quillen, Skip Cone and Vernon Ford. 
            Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Fry, Dr. James Thornton, Jay 
            Vermillion, James Addington, Pat Loggans, Lynn Loggans, Darrell 
            Dougherty and George Ford. 
            The family will be meeting at 1:15 p.m. at the funeral home to go in 
            procession to the cemetery. 
            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Big Blue Booster 
            Athletic Fund, c/o Gate City High School, 127 Beech Street, Gate 
            City, Va. 24251. 
            Online condolences may be made to gcfh@mounet.com 

            Johnny Caudill, 35, Pound, Va.

            POUND, Va. - Johnny Castle Caudill, 35, passed away Sunday (Dec. 30, 
            2001) at Heritage Hall Health Care in Big Stone Gap, Va. 
            He was of the Freewill Baptist faith and was a former employee of 
            Food Lion Stores. 
            He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Belle Caudill. 
            Surviving are a daughter, Anna Marie Caudill, Pound; two stepsons, 
            Kenneth W. Greene, Wise, Va., and Mathew T. Greene, Bradenton, Fla.; 
            three sisters, Betty Landrum, Daytona Beach, Fla., Karen Quillen, 
            Zephyrhills Fla., and Edwina Huston, Ohio; special friends, Kenneth 
            and Tina Sluss and Carol Arnold. 
            Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sturgill 
            Funeral Home in Wise, Va. 
            Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home 
            chapel with the Rev. Clifford Bowman officiating. 
            Burial will follow in Smith-Gilliam Cemetery. 

            Cornie Cornett, 81, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - Graveside services for Cornie Chapman Cornett, 81, who 
            entered into rest Saturday (Dec. 29, 2001), will be at 10 a.m. today 
            at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. 
            The family will be meeting at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home to go in 
            procession to the cemetery. 
            Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 
            Honorary pallbearers will be Hubert McClellan and Ray Chapman. 
            Online condolences may be made to gcfh@mounet.com 
            Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

            Dan H. Fleenor, 79, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - Dan H. Fleenor, 79, of Island Road, Kingsport, died 
            unexpectedly in the emergency room of Holston Valley Medical Center 
            late Sunday afternoon (Dec. 30, 2001). 
            Survivors and arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by 
            Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. 

            Frank Lee Green, Wise, Va.

            WISE, Va. - Frank Lee Green, born March 4, 1906, went home to be 
            with the Lord Sunday (Dec. 30, 2001). 
            He was a retired coal miner from Clinchfield Coal Co. He served as a 
            deacon and Sunday School teacher at Glamorgan Chapel Freewill 
            Baptist Church and Esserville Freewill Baptist Church for many 
            years. 
            He was preceded in death by his first wife, Atlas Green; and his 
            second wife, Carrie Sturgill Green. 
            Surviving are three daughters, Faye Sams of Wise, Ann Heaberlin and 
            spouse, Bill, of Wise, and Ruby Wampler and spouse, Don, of 
            Knoxville; three grandchildren, Jeff Sams and spouse, Cathy, Amanda 
            Kilgore and spouse, James, and Randy Wampler and spouse, Jeannie; 
            four great-grandchildren, Jennifer Kiser and spouse, Scott, Jamie 
            Kilgore, Cindy Wampler and Josh Wampler; stepson, Danny Sturgill and 
            spouse, Wilma, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and stepdaughter, Lareva 
            Mullins and spouse, Hoyt, of Gallipolis, Ohio; and several 
            stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel 
            Fleming of Clintwood, Va., Goldie Latham of Chesapeake, Va., and 
            Sarah Perrin of Michigan; two sisters-in-law, Elsie Green and Helen 
            Smith; the church family; and a host of relatives. 
            Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Sturgill Funeral Home, 
            Wise. 
            Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home 
            chapel with the Rev. Gregory Sergent and grandson, Jeff Sams, 
            officiating. 
            Burial will follow in the Wise Cemetery. 
            Memorials may be made to Glamorgan Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 
            P.O. Box 1667, Wise, Va. 

            Carrie Holdway, 76, Church Hill.
               
            CHURCH HILL - Graveside services for Carrie Holdway, 76, who entered 
            into rest Friday (Dec. 28, 2001), will be conducted at 2 p.m. today 
            at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. 
            Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 
            The family will be meeting at the cemetery for graveside services. 
            Online condolences may be made to gcfh@mounet.com 
            Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

            Rebecca Johnson, 97, Castlewood, Va.

            CASTLEWOOD, Va. - Rebecca Boyd Johnson, 97, died Saturday (Dec. 29, 
            2001) in Heritage Hall in Big Stone Gap, Va. 
            Born April 7, 1904 in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late 
            Joseph and Ida Johnson Boyd. She was a member of the Adams Chapel 
            Church and was a former substitute school teacher at High Point and 
            Adams Chapel schools. Prior to her illness, she was a Pink Lady at 
            the Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon for many years. She was 
            the widow of Luther Jerry Johnson. 
            In additon to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 
            one daughter, Katherine Johnson Carter; one grandson, Billy Johnson; 
            and one great-grandson, Clifton Carter, also two brothers and five 
            sisters. 
            Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn Johnson Isaac, Richmond, Va., 
            Frances Johnson Vicars, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Mildred Johnson 
            Couture, Wilmington, N.C.; one son, Jerry J. Johnson, Castlewood; 
            two granddaughters who were devoted caregivers and who saw to her 
            daily care, Cathy Vicars Phelps and Ann Vicars Cubine, both of Big 
            Stone Gap, Va.; also 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 14 
            great-great-grandchildren. 
            Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Combs Funeral 
            Service in Lebanon. 
            Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home 
            chapel with the Rev. Kyle French and the Rev. Bill Reynolds 
            officiating. 
            Burial will follow in the Adams Chapel Cemetery. 
            Grandsons and Richard Johnson will serve as pallbearers. 
            Sid Johnson and Clyde Johnson will serve as honorary pallbearers. 
            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Adams Chapel 
            Church, c/o Susan Moore, Route 1, Castlewood, Va. 24224. 

            Frances L. Luster, 78, Rogersville.

            ROGERSVILLE - Graveside services for Frances L. Luster, 78, who went 
            to be with the Lord late Friday (Dec. 28, 2001), will be held at 11 
            a.m. today at Highland Cemetery. 
            Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is in charge of the 
            arrangements. 

            Ada McMurray, 77, Hiltons, Va.

            HILTONS, Va. - Ada Genelle McMurray, 77, was born Sept. 12, 1924 and 
            went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Dec. 29, 2001) at Indian Path 
            Medical Center. 
            She was of the Baptist faith and was a loving mother, grandmother 
            and friend to all who knew her. 
            She was preceded in death by her parents, Con and Elsie Hobbs; 
            husband, W. D. McMurray; two brothers, Eugene Hobbs and Oakley 
            Hobbs; one son, William David McMurray; and one granddaughter, Faith 
            McMurray. 
               
            Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Renetta and Ray 
            Robinette of Hiltons; three sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey and 
            Loretta McMurray and Rex and Lisa McMurray, both of Hiltons, and 
            Regan McMurray, Yuma, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Angela McMurray of 
            Gate City, Va.; five grandchildren, Amanda McMurray, Roger McMurray, 
            Marshall McMurray, Austin Robinette and Amber Robinette; four 
            sisters-in-law, Faye Hobbs, Janis Hobbs, Ann Sanders and Delphia 
            Baker; several nieces and nephews. 
            Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Scott County Funeral 
            Home, Weber City, Va., or anytime at the residence. 
            Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home 
            chapel with Elder Clarence Huffman, Pastor Greg Huffman, Pastor 
            Freddie Robinette and Pastor Wayne Baker officiating. 
            Music will be provided by the True Faith Quartet. 
            Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. 
            Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. 

            Helen V. Morelock, 53, Greeneville.

            GREENEVILLE - Graveside services for Helen V. Morelock, 53, who went 
            to be with the Lord at midnight Saturday (Dec. 29, 2001), will be 
            conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Providence Cemetery at Robinette 
            Chapel, Rogersville. 
            Friends will serve as pallbearers. 
            The Fall Branch Chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is in charge 
            of the arrangements. 

            David Kevin Perry, 38, Kingsport.
               
            KINGSPORT - Services for David Kevin Perry, 38, who died 
            unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001), 
            will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mercy Seat Ministries with 
            pastor Leander Ray officiating. 
            Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Mercy Seat Ministries. 
            Friends may call anytime at the residence of his uncle and aunt, 
            Amon and Donna Shuecraft, 3243 Brownlow Road. 
            Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
            Pallbearers will be Bill Bentley Grady White, Chris Bard, George 
            Theobald, Tony Pittsworth and Michael Buczskowske. 
            The family request donations be made to Mercy Seat Ministries, 376 
            Bob Jobe Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663. 
            Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown, is in charge of the 
            arrangements. 

            Beulah Randolph, 66, Kingsport.

            KINGSPORT - Beulah Magdalene Randolph, 66, went to be with the Lord 
            at 7 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 29, 2001) in the Johnson City Medical 
            Center after a period of declining health. 
            Beulah was born January 2, 1935 in Tookland, Va., a daughter of the 
            late Bubby Jackson and Arminty Jane (Dales) Mooney. 
            Beulah worked as manager/cashier of Tri Cities Builders, and was a 
            former employee for Tri-Cities Memory Garden, and a hairdresser. 
            She was a member of the Church of Christ of Fall Branch. Beulah was 
            a strong worker for her family and for the Lord. She was a loving 
            mother, grandmother, sister and friend. 
            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, 
            Aretha June Randolph; brothers, Arville, Henry, Louis and James 
            Mooney; sisters, Mary, Pearly Mae, Florence and Naomi. 
               
            Beulah is survived by her loving family; Harvey L. Randolph and his 
            wife Alice of Kingsport; her grandson, Alex Randolph; brother, Dewey 
            E. Mooney of Blountville; sisters, Elsie Mooney of Bristol and 
            Cassie Nienast of Johnson City; also several nieces and nephews. 
            Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Blountville 
            Funeral Home. 
            Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home 
            chapel with Pastors Wayne Boswell and Keith Matney officiating. 
            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Tri-Cities 
            Memory Gardens. 
            Pallbearers will be Scottie Sexton, Mark Bacon, Pete Atchley, Frank 
            Meadows, Mike Meadows and Ralph Mooney Jr. 

            Donna L. Rickelman, 63, Winter Park, Fla.

            WINTER PARK, Fla. - Donna L. Rickelman, 63, died Friday (Dec. 28, 
            2001) after a long fight with cancer. 
            Born on Dec. 15, 1938 in Harlan, Ky., she attended Northfield School 
            for Girls high school, Denison University, Ohio, for two years, and 
            graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 
            June, 1961. 
            She married Naval officer, John Rickelman, in Sept., 1961 and lived 
            in Charleston, S.C., Norfolk, Va., Monterey, Calif., San Diego, 
            Calif., Virginia Beach, Va., and Newport, R.I. 
            After moving to Orlando, Fla., in 1980, Mrs. Rickelman was involved 
            in community service both professionally and privately. Her love of 
            children and advocacy for children and family issues is well known. 
            She contributed to the development of the Citizens Commission for 
            Children and was a board member for both the CCC and the NCCJ, plus 
            serving on many other boards, committees, and panels addressing 
            community needs. 
            She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church, Winter Park. A woman 
            of strong faith and optimism, she has passed on a spirit of caring 
            for the community, love of family, and belief in the good in 
            everyone. She will be greatly missed. 
            Besides her husband of 40 years, John, she leaves three children: 
            Catherine, Atlanta, Ga., Mary Cameron, Winter Park, Drs. John Jr. 
            and daughter-in-law, Theresa, Kirksville, Mo. 
            Services will be conducted at St. Margaret Mary Church in Winter 
            Park at 11 a.m. on Thursday. 
            Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. 
            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MD Anderson 
            Children's Art Project, The Boggy Creek Gang or other local 
            children's organizations. 
            Arrangements are under the direction of the Baldwin-Fairchild 
            Funeral Home Chapel, Winter Park. 

            Bannie A. Statzer, 82, Bristol, Tenn.

            BRISTOL, Tenn. - Bannie A. Statzer, 82, of 833 E. Mary Street, died 
            Sunday (Dec. 30, 2001) in the Mountain View Retirement Home in 
            Lebanon, Va. 
            Born March 12, 1919 in Russell County, she was a daughter of the 
            late George and Rosa Tignor Statzer. She had lived in Bristol for 
            the past 43 years. 
            She attended Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church in Bristol. 
            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three 
            sisters, Virginia Arnold, Bessie Stout and Stella Puckett; three 
            brothers, George E. Statzer, Beecher Statzer and Henry Statzer. 
            Surviving are five sisters, Blanch Wallace, Castlewood, Va., Virgie 
            and husband, George Olinger, Bristol, Va., Lola Green, Bristol, 
            Tenn., Elsie White, Lebanon, Rosa and husband, Dewey Helton, 
            Lebanon; a special niece, Jean Salyer, Abingdon, Va.; several nieces 
            and nephews. 
            Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Combs Funeral 
            Service in Lebanon. 
            Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home 
            chapel with the Rev. Walter Statzer and Ronnie Helton officiating. 
            Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Tignor-White Cemetery. 
            Those wishing to go to the cemetery in procession are requested to 
            meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. 
            Pallbearers will be Johnny Long, Randy Helton, Eddie Wallace, Tommy 
            Puckett, Harry Dunn, Steve Helton, Phillip White, Ted White, Howard 
            Fleenor. 
            Honorary pallbearers will be members of Shiloh Freewill Baptist 
            Church, Don Brewer, Lonnie Hopson. 

            Walter Earl Trent, 85, Rogersville.

            ROGERSVILLE - Walter Earl Trent, 85, passed away Sunday (Dec. 30, 
            2001) at his home on North Charles Street. 
            He was retired from IPC Dennison and had served in the U.S. Army 
            during World War II. 
            He was a member of West View Baptist Church. 
            He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Trent; parents, Walter 
            and Flossie Trent; and brother, Clifford Trent. 
            Surviving are his children: two sons, Walter Trent of Rogersville, 
            and Dennis Trent of Morristown; four daughters, Marlene Trent, Betty 
            Trent, Earlene Harris and Shirley Davis, all of Rogersville; one 
            brother, Guy Trent of Rogersville; one sister, Nina Byrd of 
            Morristown; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several 
            nieces and nephews. 
            Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colboch-Price 
            Funeral Home, Rogersville. 
            Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today with the Rev. Ray Mullins 
            and the Rev. Dee Hicks officiating. 
            Music will be provided by West View Quartet. 
            Hawkins County Color Guard will conduct military graveside services 
            at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery. 

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      Published December 30, 2001