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Loree Davidson (Lucas)
Loree Lucas

August 24, 2013

Loree Lucas, Colonial Heights, died Saturday evening, August 24, 2013, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She lived in the Kingsport area all her life. She was an active and loyal member of the Colonial Heights United Methodist Church since 1958. In addition to being a loving homemaker, Loree established Colonial Interiors, an enterprise which she operated successfully for over 45 years, an accomplishment which clearly demonstrated her courage and fortitude.

Loree was probably most lovingly remembered by parents and children as a kindergarten teacher at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church for many years.
For many years, she was a dedicated elections worker in the Colonial Heights precinct; a civic duty in which she took great pride.

Loree was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul Davidson; and a sister, Geneva Steadman.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Lucas, Colonial Heights; sons, Tommy Paul Lucas and wife, Gwen, Knoxville, and Jonathan Scott Lucas and wife, Paula, Nashville; two grandchildren, Jonathan Paul Lucas and Austin Scott Lucas; sister, Betty Harris, Memphis; brothers, Bob Davidson, Kingsport, and Harry Davidson, Charlotte, NC. Additionally, she is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Suzanne Harris Jackson, Jennifer Harris, Lisa Davidson Hencherick, and Angela Davidson Chastain.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church. The service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Burlingham officiating.

The graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Austin Lucas and Jonathan Lucas; nephews, Jeff Steadman, Mark Steadman, Joe Steadman; and her niece’s husband, Wesley Jackson. Honorary Pallbearers will be neighbors Gary Hubble and Jay Taylor; brother-in-law, Bob Steadman; church members, Owen Way, Gerald Gilbert, and Jim Hall; and family friends J. Craft Akard and Randall Chase.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN 37601, or online at www.cancer.org.

 
Donna Mellons
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2003

James Michael Moneyhun
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June 15, 2012


James Michael Moneyhun, 54, of Kingsport passed away on Friday afternoon, June 15, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport after a lengthy illness.

Michael graduated from Lynn View High School and earned a Bachelors Degree from East Tennessee State University. He was a member of Parkers Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ersell and Dorothy Moneyhun.

Survivors include his sister, Sharyn J. Edwards of Canton, GA; niece, Gina Linkous Torrence of Kennesaw, GA; two nephews, Stephen Edwards, Jr. of Nelson, GA and Steven Linkous of Marietta, GA; along with a host of cousins and other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11 – 12 noon on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon with Rev. Gary Calhoun, officiating. Music will be provided by the Moneyhun family.

Graveside services will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport. Pallbearers will be Dan Moneyhun and Tommy Moneyhun.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Moneyhun family.

Woody Green
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James Elwood “Woody” Greene

KINGSPORT — James Elwood “Woody” Greene, 72, of Kingsport, passed away April 23, 2012.

He was born Oct. 4, 1939 and attended Apostolic Lighthouse Church.

He was preceded in death by both his parents, Sam and Mabel Cookenour Greene; two sisters, Betty Jo Childers and Shirley Russell; one daughter, Rhonda Greene; one granddaughter, Rachel.

Surviving are one son, Todd Greene; two daughters, Felicia Smith; and Lisa Harless and husband, Mike; eight grandchildren, Alexis Greene, Matthew and Jonathan Wilson, Joey Austin, Erika Greene, Justin and Morgan Harless; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sam Greene Jr. of Illinois and Jimmy Greene and wife, Vicki; one sister, Janie Wright; several nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City.  

Kingsport Times-News
April 24, 2012

 

Wayne Ketron
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Douglas "Wayne" Ketron, Sr., 75, Jonesborough, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at his home. Wayne was retired from Holston Defense and a member and choir director at Logans Chapel United Methodist Church. He had a songfest every summer to benefit the choir at the church. Wayne had a great love for people and music.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Wallace Ketron, Sr., and Alberta Lee Ketron; sister and brother-in-law, Norma Peters and Wayne Peters.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie "Bonnie" Ketron of Jonesborough; two daughters, Sonya Smith of Oak Ridge, TN and Denise Lewis and husband, Rick of Jonesborough; six sons, David Lane and wife, Wilma of Jonesborough, Michael Lane and wife, Debbie of Unicoi, TN, Jeff Ketron and wife, Alvina of Gray, TN, Keith Hopson and wife, Valerie of Kingsport, Doug Ketron, Jr., of Gate City, VA, and Preston Ketron and wife, Terri of Gray TN; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Wallace Ketron and wife, Nina of Kingsport; and several special nieces, nephews, sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 20, from 5-7:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson, Fall Branch. Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Wesley Duncan and Rev. Ray Amos, Sr. officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 21st at 11:00 a.m. at Logans Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Fall Branch.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

James Winegar
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James Ross "Jim" Winegar, 78 of Kingsport went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at home with his family by his side.

Jim was born on December 8, 1932, in Kingsport to the late Clint E. and Clarice Dykes Winegar. Jim lived the last 27 years in Church Hill. He was a graduate of Lynn View High School where he played basketball. He was an avid sportsman. He loved basketball, softball and in later years bowling, hunting and playing cards with his buddies. One of his greatest joys was watching his son and grandsons play sports. He and his wife Wanda, built and operated several businesses in the Kingsport and Church Hill area. Jim was of the Baptist faith. He was a strong loving devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather. The way he chose to live his life, touched everyone around him in a positive way. He was a giving man that helped any one that needed him. He was a strong role model and believed that family unity was most important. He was a dearly cherished and loved by his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Lee Winegar Dickens, Stella Marie Winegar Herron

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Wanda Overbay Winegar; daughter, Jimmie Winegar Dougherty and husband Tim L. Sr.; son, Darrell R. Winegar & wife, Lynn; five grandchildren, Jimmy Winegar and wife April, Bryan "Bo" Winegar and wife Leah, Sara Winegar Shelburne & husband William, Tim Dougherty II & wife Emily, Chris Dougherty; eleven great grandchildren, Ally, Justus, Lincoln, Zane, & J.D. Winegar, Bailey Berry, Wade Winegar, William Shelburne, Samuel Shelburne, Tripp Dougherty III, Harper Dougherty.

The family will receive friends from 12 - 2 pm Saturday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Funeral services be held at 2 pm with Rev. Will Shelburne, officiating.

Entombment services will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum, Kingsport. Pallbearers will include the members of his family.

Carter-Trent Funeral home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Winegar family.

Elma Lynn "Tootsie" Roller (Whittemore)

Elma Lynn "Tootsie" Whittemore, 77 of Kingsport, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Monday afternoon, June 6, 2011 after a long period of declining health.

Elma was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and a graduate of Lynn View High School. She had been employed at the Kingsport Press early in her life, but left in the 1960's to raise her children. She re-entered the workforce for a short period of time before her retirement working at several establishments. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kit Roller and Parolee Willis Begley; six brothers, Fred, L.D. "Don", Harold, Newford, Grady and Kemp Begley; and two sisters, Clara Lane and Edna Begley.

Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Struck & husband, Jim; two sons, Phil Whittemore & wife, Lisa, Jerry Whittemore and wife, Jackie, all of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Jason Pratt & wife, Kim, Timmy Pratt, Heath Whittemore, Heather Whittemore, Jesse Whittemore and Bethany Whittemore; great granddaughter, Shayleigh Pratt, special sister-in-law, Jean Begley, special niece, Delilah Barringer, and several nieces and nephews.

As per her wishes no visitation or funeral service will be held, but friends will be received at the homes of her children. A private inurnment will be held next to her mother in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the staff and fellow dialysis patients at Fresenius Medical Care at Allendale and Indian Path for their care and friendship over the past two years. You have helped to make the seemingly unbearable bearable.

Memorial contributions may be given to Bloomingdale Baptist Church, 3220 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, TN 37660; The National Hemophilia Foundation, 116 W. 32nd Street, 11th Floor, NY, NY 10001, the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, NY, NY 10016 or to a charity of your choice.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Whittemore family.

Mervin D. Testerman

MORRISTOWN — Mervin D. Testerman , 77, a native of Sullivan County and longtime business owner in Morristown, passed away Monday (March 21, 2011), at University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Herman Testerman  and Nadi Roberts Testerman; siblings, Henrietta Cleek, Howard Testerman, Freda Taylor, Cecil Testerman and James Testerman.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Morristown. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, was a member of Masonic Lodge 231, served on the Morristown Industrial Board, Senior Citizens Board, Hamblen County Substance Abuse Coalition and Morristown City School Board. He was manager of Sterchi’s Furniture and proprietor of TES Furniture in downtown Morristown until his retirement in 2010.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou Smith Testerman; children Trecia (Michael) Walters, Hobert Dale Testerman, Thomas (Mae) Testerman, Mary Louise (Mark) Grady and Freda Ann (Paul) Hyde; grandchildren, Timothy Walters, Rick and David Testerman , Capt. William “Bill” (Tausha) Grady, Elizabeth (Nate) Reim and Margaret Shelby Grady, Hannah Nichols and Madelyn Hyde; sisters, LouElla Barbor and Mable (Charlie) Price; several nieces and nephews; along with very special friends, Victor and Connie Trobaugh, Rick Hartman and Laura Higgins.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Morristown.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Military graveside service enterment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Cameron United Methodist Church in Gate City or the charity of your choice.

Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Collins
February 22, 2011

William "Bill" Robert Collins, Sr., 72, of Kingsport, passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning, February 22, 2011, at his residence.

He was recently retired from Kingsport Times News after 30 years service and was a former employee of Holston Defense. Bill was a graduate of Lynn View High School and is the former owner / operator of Tall Oaks Kennel in Kingsport. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Blevins Collins and his son, William (Bill) Collins, Jr.

Survivors include his daughter in law, Sandra Collins; three grandchildren, Aaron R. Collins, Eli Collins and Tyler Shanks, all of Kingsport; his brother, Gary Collins & wife, Patricia of Church Hill along with several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 3 - 5 pm on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.

Military graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN, conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3 and Gate City Post #265 with Pastor Jeff Smith, officiating. The American Legion Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Collins family.

 

Hershel Davidson

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March 26, 2010

Hershel Isaac Davidson, 76, of Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 26, 2010, after an extended illness at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

He was born in Scott County, Virginia and had lived most of his life in Kingsport. He attended Lynn View High School and joined the U.S. Army in 1954. Hershel served two tours of duty in Vietnam and retired from the U.S. Army after over 20 years of service.

During his time of service he earned the following medals, a Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), Vietnam Service Medal with 6 Bronze Stars, Valorous Unit Award, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, a Purple Heart, Air Medal (2d Award), Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Meritorious Service Medal, along with numerous qualification badges. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Post of Hawkins County, and loved people and baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves. Hershel was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dinah Herron Davidson; a sister, Shirley Davidson and a brother, Paul Davidson.

Survivors include his wife of over 54 years, Fay Oliver Davidson of the home; his beloved dogs, Angel, Foxy and Suzie; three sisters, Virgie Mayberry, Nellie Babb and Connie Clipse and Conrad, all of Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel at 5 pm with Rev. Eckel Herron and Rev. Mike Anglin, officiating.

Military graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, March 29, 2010 at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport, conducted by the VFW Post of Hawkins County, TN. Pallbearers will be the VFW Honor Guard. Honorary Pallbearers are Don Cannon, Chris Oliver, Donald Huff, James Oliver, Shane Oliver, Rusty Davis and Gerald Wagner. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross of N.E. Tennessee, 501 South Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660 or the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601

Gregg Egan

M. Gregg (Egor) Egan, 41, Kingsport, died Friday evening (Aug. 21, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness. A native and lifelong resident of Kingsport, he attended  Lynn View  High School. He served with the U.S. Army during Desert Storm as a staff sergeant and was an active member of the Tennessee National Guard Unit HHT 2/278th ACR. He was an avid CB'er. He was a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nell Starnes Egan, in 1994; his maternal grandparents, Bartley and Emma Taylor Starnes; and his paternal grandparents, Charles J. and Dovie Stone Egan Sr. Surviving are his father, Charles J. Egan Jr., Kingsport; four sisters, Mrs. Larry (Connie) Marsh, Mrs. John D. (Joy) Thomas, Mrs. Daniel (Tracy) Strickler, all of Kingsport, and Mrs. Roy (Dawn) Crowe, Gray; a brother, Gary L. Egan, Kingsport; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wrightly Salling and the Rev. Homer Roller officiating. 

Military graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 and the Tennessee National Guard Unit HHT 2/278th ARC.

Margaret Porter (Trout)

Margaret Porter Trout, 52, Kingsport, died Friday (Jan. 8, 1999) at her home. 

Born in Smythe County, Va., she had lived in Kingsport most of her life. She attended  Lynn View  High School and was general manager of Mr. Gatti's. She was of the Baptist faith. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles J. and Katherine Porter; and a brother, Robert Porter. Surviving are her loving husband of 34 years, Richard D. Trout; a daughter and son-in-law, Francis Grace and Scott Davis, Las Vegas, Nevada; a son and daughter-in-law, Otis G. and Karen Trout, Church Hill; two granddaughters and two grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Kay (Bill) West, Kingsport; three brothers, George Porter, Conyers, Ga., Albert Porter, Glade Springs, Va., and Clyde Porter, Wilmington, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. 

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Ratliff officiating.

Ronnie Lee Castle

Ronnie Lee Cassell, 44, E. Carters Valley Road, went to be with his Lord Thursday (June 17, 1999) at Holston Valley Medical Center. 

A lifelong resident of Kingsport, he attended  Lynn View  High School. He was employed by Rob Henderson Contractors. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Granny Mamie Lawson Cassell. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laurie (Renfro) Cassell, of the home; one daughter, Ms. Christy Leeann Cassell, of the home; one son, Justin Clint Cassell, of the home; his parents, Willie Hubert and Rita Mullins Cassell, Kingsport; one sister, Ms. Debbie Davis, Kingsport; two brothers, William Mark Cassell and Gregory Scott Cassell, both of Kingsport; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roy E. and Betty J. Renfro, Kingsport; one niece, Johnna Megan Cassell; three nephews, Jordan Marcus Cassell, Alec Scott Cassell and Brady Christopher Cassell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Olen Cassell and the Rev. Larry Morelock officiating. 

Burial will be in the Old Kingsport Cemetery. Pallbearers will be cousins. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Bond, Turkey Blankenbeckler and Rob Henderson.

James Overbay

PALM BEACH, Fla. - James Daniel Overbay Jr., 60, died Saturday (May 18, 2002) in Palm Beach, Fla.

He was born in Sullivan County (Kingsport) and had lived in Florida for the last 30 years.

He attended Lynn Garden Elementary School and  Lynn View  High School.

Mr. Overbay served in the U.S. Army. He did volunteer work at the Salvation Army and was also a dance instructor at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Daniel Overbay Sr. and Grace Painter Overbay; one brother, Robert Alan Overbay.

Surviving are his sister, Joann Overbay Smith and husband Allan, Kingsport; two brothers, Billy David Overbay and wife Sandra, Kingsport, and Junior Odis Overbay, Knoxville; one niece and two nephews.

Military graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the VA National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn., with Chaplain Joe W. Byrd and the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 Color Guard officiating.

Pallbearers will be the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 Color Guard.

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail to cartertrentfh@chartertn.net.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the family of Mr. Overbay.

 

Karen Faye Smith (Kilgore)

KINGSPORT - Karen Faye Smith Kilgore, 51, passed away Sunday (July 20, 2003) at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness and complications due to surgery.

She attended  Lynn View  High School and graduated from Ider High School, Ider, Ala. She also attended Lake Sumpter Community College, Leesburg, Fla., and graduated from Kingsport School of Practical Nursing. She was employed with The St. Paul Insurance Co. in Maitland, Fla., in the Case Management and Cost Containment Department.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Eason Smith; ex-husband, John Kilgore; and her maternal grandparents.

Surviving are her mother, Bettie Jones Dolan; her daughters, Amy Nelson, Kingsport, and Tammy Nelson Miguel, Katy, Texas; grandchildren, Brandon, Christopher and Aaron Morrison and Alexandra Miguel; brothers, J. Cole Dolan and wife Connie, Kingsport, David Dolan and wife Tina, Fallston, Md., and Jason Smith, Philadelphia, Pa.; sister, Melody Dimitrious and husband Steve, Woodstock, Ga.; aunts, Virginia Kilgore and husband Fred and Shirley Kilgore and husband Elliott, both of Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel of Kingsport with Pastor David Salley officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service and anytime at the residence, 1636 G St., and also at the aunt's residence, 205 Live Oak Drive, Kingsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, c/o Holston Valley Medical Center, 103 W. Ravine St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660; The Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Road Suite 200, Nashville, Tenn. 37215; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@chartertn.net.

 

Donald E. Flanary

JOHNSON CITY - Donald Edward "Don" Flanary, 70, entered eternal rest at 8:15 a.m. Friday (Oct. 3, 2003) at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.

Born in Wise County, Va. on Dec. 30, 1932, he had resided in this area since 1936.

Mr. Flanary attended Lynn View High School.

He was veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving most of the time in Seoul, Korea, while serving in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Flanary had been employed at Magnavox.

He was a volunteer at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center for 16 years.

Mr. Flanary was of the Baptist faith.

The family would like to thank the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center, staff and friends, Carol Belcher and staff of East Lawn Funeral Home and Harold G. Childress.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kyle Edward and Helen Augusta Stidham Flanary; his grandparents, William T. and Maude Flanary and Lafayette and Frances Stidham.

Survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Nell Rose Flanary of Church Hill, Tenn., and Bobby and Glenna Flanary of Kingsport; nieces and nephews, Theresa Barbour, Joy Livesay, Todd Flanary, a very special nephew who was very close and helpful with his uncle Don, Bobbie June Barnette; great nieces and nephews, Brian Barbour, Christopher Barbour, Jesse Gilreath, Jamie Gilreath, Kacie Flanary, Brooke Livesay and unborn nephew, Logan Barnette.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Funeral Home and at other hours at the residences of the two brothers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Rev. James A. Snapp and Pastor Gary Hall will officiate. Military graveside honors will be accorded by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 VFW.

Please visit us at www.mem.com to place a condolence to the Flanary family.

 

James (Dale) Rhoton

ROGERSVILLE - James (Dale) Rhoton, 52, of 308 Meadowview Road, passed away to meet the Lord Saturday evening (Feb. 19, 2005) at his residence following an extended illness.

He had spent the last 15 years in Hawkins County but was born in Kingsport where he had spent the majority of his life. He was a graduate of Lynn View High School.

Mr. Rhoton was a respiratory therapist working at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol. James (Dale) was an avid outdoorsman and a very proud pappaw.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Light Rhoton; his grandparents, James L. Rhoton and Myrtle Rhoton, and Nathan Light and Phoeba Light.

Survivors include his loving wife of 15 years, Wanda Rhoton; his daughter, Stephanie Hoard, Rogersville; a son, Doug Fletcher Jr. and his wife Tonya, Mount Carmel; two grandchildren, Tanner Hoard and Gunnar Fletcher; his father, Luther G. Rhoton, Kingsport; two sisters, Kathy Davis and her husband Rod, Church Hill, Jan Webb and her husband Rev. Jerry, Church Hill; a brother, Allen Rhoton and his wife Kay, Kingsport; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill or friends may also call anytime at the residence, 308 Meadowview Road, Rogersville.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Brother Mickey Rose officiating.

Music will be provided by the Living Waters Trio.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Church Cemetery in Surgoinsville.

Pallbearers will be Richard McFarland, Jason Rhoton, Chris Davis, Joshua Barton, Tracey Lee and Brian Hobson.

Condolences may be sent to the Rhoton family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Rhoton family.

 

William Ramey III

KINGSPORT - William Franklin "Buddy" Ramey III, 44, passed away Monday (Feb. 21, 2005) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and attended Lynn View High School. Buddy was employed at Colliers Printing Company and was an active member of the Greater Tri-Cities Darting Association. He was a friend to all who knew him. Buddy was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Franklin Ramey II and Ovalee Hensley Ramey; and grandmother, Mary Bishop.

Surviving are his sister, Anita Hensley and husband, Allen, Kingsport; brothers, Robert Eagan and wife, Christie, Kingsport, and Woody Davis, Church Hill; also several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.

Services will be conducted today in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Garland Tipton officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge.

 

Steven Joe Nickels

KINGSPORT - Steven Joe Nickels Sr., 45, of Gravely Road, went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning (July 17, 2005) at Indian Path Medical Center from injuries sustained in an accident over 25 years ago.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport), and attended Lynn View High School. He was previously employed at Nickels Floor Covering, having worked for his late father, Henry Gus Nickels, and late uncle, Joe P. Nickels.

He was a member of Gravely Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Gus Nickels; one sister, Shelby Sue Nickels; maternal grandparents, Henry C. and Earnestine Salyer; paternal grandparents, Henry Gus Nickels Sr. and Polly Nickels.

Survivors include his mother, Etta Sue Salyer Nickels, Kingsport; one son, Steven Joe Nickels Jr., of Virginia; one sister, Angela Faith Bryant and husband Stephen, of Church Hill; one brother, Lloyd Gus Nickels and wife Pat, of Morristown; a close and personal friend and caregiver, Mary Price of Rogersville; several cousins.

Friends may call anytime at the residence, 540 Gravely Road (247-2341).

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Nickels family.

 

Larry E. Little

DENVER, Colo. - Larry Edward Little, 59, formerly of Kingsport, passed away Sunday (Nov. 20, 2005) in Bristol, Tenn.

He attended Lynn View High School and was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church.

His parents, Annahlynn and Clarence L. Little preceded him in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Cana Jo Little, Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Norma Bevins, Kingsport, Barbara Pensiero, Denver, Colo., and Juanita Hickman, Kingsport; one brother, Gary Little, Chattanooga, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Military graveside rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Mountain Home National Cemetery by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Connie A. Sarber (Guy)

KINGSPORT - Connie A. Guy, 58, 313 Lynn Avenue, Kingsport, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday (May 11, 2004) at Indian Path Medical Center.

She was born in Kingsport, where she had lived her entire life, and attended Lynn View High School. She was a homemaker.

Connie was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church.

Her parents, Charles and Nola Mae Johnson Sarber preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Tommy Lee Guy, Kingsport; two sons, Terry Guy, Kingsport, and Barry Guy, Abingdon, Va.; five grandchildren, Dacoda and Brianna Guy, J.J. and Ciara Jordon, and Megan Renee Guy; and one sister, Phyllis Seymour.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown Kingsport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Pastor Billy Gillespie officiating.

Pallbearers will be Terry Guy, Barry Guy, Derek Seymour, Darius Seymour, Robbe Mullins, and Alex Fritz.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 985, Kingsport, TN 37662 or the American Diabetics Association, P.O. Box 3952, Kingsport, TN 37664.

Deborah Kay Price

GATE CITY, Va. - Deborah Kaye Price, 54, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (July 11, 2006) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1951 in Rogersville, but spent most of her life in Kingsport. She graduated from Lynn View High School. Debby attended Carson Newman College then she received her Bachelor's Degree from East Tennessee State University. She most recently was pursing her Master's Degree in public administration. Debby was a former employee of the Gate City Funeral Home. She was most recently employed at Kingsport Tomorrow as a bookkeeper.

She was of the Christian faith and attended West View Baptist Church and First Apostolic Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donal McKay Price; grandparents, George and Hallie Price and Henry Wise and Randa Wise Buchanan; step-grandfather, H.W. Buchanan; and very special cousin, Margaret Ferrell.

Surviving are her daughter, Sheramy Sunshine Calton; one very special granddaughter, Kayla Tristan Calton; mother, Nettie Wise Price, all of Kingsport; brothers, Dannie M. Price and wife, Darlene, Brandon, Wis., and Jeffery D. Price and wife, Connie, Kingsport; special great-aunt, Edna Flack, Southfield, Mich.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Karen Sprinkle, John and Linda Lounsbury, Terri Merryman, Romona Curtis and Peggy Ball.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gate City Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Tommy Benton and Pastor Mike Stout officiating.

Music will be provided by The Bradley Family and granddaughter, Kayla Calton.

Burial will follow the service at Kleppers Cemetery, Rogersville.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Shackleford, Scott Bradley and Allen Bradley.

The family would like to express special thanks and recognition to Mr. John P. Chiles, Mr. Carl W. Eilers, Dr. L. Nicole Moon, Dr. Goh, the staff of both Indian Path Medical Center and Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and Wellmont Hospice for their wonderful care of Ms. Debby Price.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Ms. Debby Price to 217 Edward St., Kingsport, TN 37665, to set up a college fund for her very special granddaughter, Kayla Calton.

Online condolences may be made in care of the Price family to gcfh@earthlink.net.

Betty Jean Hamilton (Skeen)

KINGSPORT - Betty Jean Hamilton Skeen, 59, Kingsport, left this world unexpectedly on Monday (Jan. 1, 2007) to join her Lord and Savior and her loving parents, Ernest and Juanita "Daisy" Hamilton, in Heaven.

She was born May 9, 1947 in Coeburn, Wise County, Va.

She was a loving and caring mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, niece, and a wonderful friend to all who knew her.

She attended Nickelsville High School in Nickelsville, Va., and Lynn View High School in Kingsport. She was employed at Kingsport Press from the mid 70's until 1987, after which she worked for S.P.S. Payment Systems in Gray, Heilieg Myers Furniture Kingsport, Grand Home Furnishings, Kingsport, and last working for Tennessee Title Loans, Kingsport. She was a member of Fraternal Order Eagles Auxiliary #3141, Kingsport Tenn.

Betty's first love was her family and friends, but to anyone who knew her, reading was a close second. She could always be found with a book in hand or close by. She passed this love of books on to her girls, who will always remember her for their love of reading.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest Jr. "Bug"; her paternal grandparents, Rufus and Rachael Hamilton; her maternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Wilbur Hall; and several aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her daughters, Robin Price and husband David, Becky Mitchell and husband David; grandchildren, Ryan Burke, David Mitchell, Lindy Jean Ferguson, Zachary Mitchell, Jordy Mitchell, Kenzie Thomas; great-grandson, Brennan Collie; one sister, Linda Kay Culbertson and husband Butch; nephew, Rusty Culbertson and wife, Melissa; great-nieces, Cortney and Chloe Culbertson; aunts, Florence Click, Mt. Carmel, Liz Beringer and husband Bernie, Gray, and Vonda Zieman, Lexington, Ky., Elizabeth Stidham, of Florida; uncle, Richard Hamilton, St. Paul, Va.; several cousins, and numerous friends.

Family and friends may call anytime at the home of her sister, Linda Culbertson, 2009 Harrison Ave., Kingsport.

A celebration of her life's journey will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Online condolences my be sent to the family at www.cartertrent.com.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Kingsport is serving the family.

 

Jerry Sutherland

CHURCH HILL - Jerry Sutherland, 63, Church Hill, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (June 14, 2007).

He was born in Scott County, Va., but had resided in Kingsport most of his life. Jerry attended Lynn View High School and was a former employee of AFG Industries.

Jerry was a beloved husband, father, son, and brother.

His parents, W.C. and Narrah Sutherland preceded him in death.

Surviving are the mother of his children, Peggy Sutherland, Kingsport; two sons, David Sutherland, Fall Branch and Michael Sutherland and wife Jennifer, Kingsport; one granddaughter, Michaela Sutherland; two sisters, Bertha Mae Cox, Morristown, Tenn. and Jo Gilliam, Kingsport; one brother, Larry Sutherland, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Jerry Sutherland.

 

Bobby Lynn Starnes

KNOXVILLE — Bobby Lynn Starnes, 53, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2007) at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

He was born in Sullivan County and attended Lynn View High School. He lived in Knoxville for the past five years and was self-employed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Callie Kerns Starnes; brother, Ed Starnes; sister, Nancy Davis.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Donna Kay Dingus Starnes, Kingsport; daughter, Natasha Goodwin and husband, Brad, Kingsport; son, Chris Starnes and wife, Amy, Martinsville, Va.; grandchildren, Carriella Starnes, Evan Starnes, Trey Jarrell, Landon Goodwin, Alex Goodwin; sisters, Judy Jones and Betty Tribble, both of Kingsport; brothers, Bill Starnes, Church Hill and Rick Starnes, Kingsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Friends and family may call anytime at Natasha Goodwin's residence (daughter of Bobby Starnes).

Funeral service will be conducted at 12 noon Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Owston officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Ramsey, Todd Freeman, Todd Davis, Jeff Jones, Bill Starnes Jr., and Ron Smith.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Starnes family.

 

Eugene Cole, Jr.

KINGSPORT — Eugene Cole, Jr., 44, Midfield area of Kingsport, passed away at 2:21 p.m. Monday (Oct. 15, 2007) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following complications from a heart attack on Monday (Oct. 8, 2007).

Junior was born in Kingsport and attended Lynn View High School. He was a mechanic working at Midfield Garage where he worked until his illness. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

Preceding him in death were his infant sister, Carrie Cole; paternal grandparents, Daisey Crawford and Gatha Cole; maternal grandparents, Rosa Lee Hamilton and Hatcher Gilbert.

Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Missy Head Cole, of the home; son, Jonathon Cole, of the home; parents, Gene and Barbara Cole, Kingsport; sister, Debbie Holt and husband, Dudley, Kingsport; nephew, Jacob Holt; nieces, Amanda and Emily Holt; aunt, Carrie Simpson; uncles, James and Wayne Cole of Church Hill; mother-in-law, Lois Head, Kingsport; and his special companion, Odie, his pug.

Eugene was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his friends and especially by Amanda and Brandy.

The family extends a special thanks to the CCU nurses, Dr. Vaughn and Dr. Kreal.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Brother John Boggs officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Martin Johnson, Jacob Holt, Justin Guy, Timmy White, Tyler Pendergrass, Bobby Eagan and Jr. Welch.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.

Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Kingsport is serving the Cole family.

 

Darlene Coats

KINGSPORT — Darlene Coates, 59, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Saturday (May 24, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center surrounded by family and friends.

Darlene was born Oct. 31, 1948 and had resided in Kingsport her entire life. She was a graduate of Lynn View High School. She was previously employed at Prime Sirloin Steakhouse. She retired due to poor health from Holston Valley Hospital’s Dietary Department.

Darlene was a member of State Line Baptist Church. She was an avid gospel music fan, animal lover, book collector, and an avid NASCAR fan. She especially loved to hear the singing of her pastor and his wife, Boyd and Sharon Holder, Gail Taylor, and the quartet from her church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Malcolm Coates; sister, Betty Surcey; brother, Tommy Coates; grandparents, Blaine and Dora Arnold Coates and Sam and Allie Palmer; sister-in-law, Marie Coates; and brother-in-law, Frank Surcey.

Surviving are mother, Irene Coates; companion of seventeen years, Kenny Starnes; sister, Carol Crawford and husband, Joe; brother, Bill Coates; special niece, Sandra Starnes and her husband, Joe; nieces, Tammy Phillips, Robin Conn, Teresa Patterson and Sonja Dingus; nephews, Tim Crawford and Steve Coates; many great nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jim and Jenny Fletcher and Kathy Butler.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at State Line Baptist Church, or anytime at the home of Darlene, or at the home of Carol Crawford.

Services will be at 7 p.m. with Pastor Boyd Holder and Jimmy Fletcher officiating.

Music will be provided by Pastor Boyd and Sharon Holder and Gail Taylor.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Joe Starnes, Tim Crawford, Joe Crawford, Joel Phillips, Andrew Conn, and Steven Coates.

Special thanks to Kenny Starnes and Sandra and Joe Starnes for all the years of support given to Darlene during her time of declining health.

Memorial contributions may be given to State Line Baptist Church, c/o Building Fund, 1905 Flanders Street, Kingsport, Tenn. 37665.

Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com for on-line condolences.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Darlene Coates.

 

Robin Rhea Edwards (Adams)

BRISTOL, Va. — Robin Rhea Adams, 53, died Monday (Dec. 22, 2008) at her residence in Bristol, Va.

She spent much of her childhood in Miami, Fla., and moved to Kingsport in her early teens. She graduated from Lynn View High School in Kingsport and after earning her license in practical nursing, worked in Knoxville, Tenn. After returning to live in Bristol, she attended Fellowship Chapel in Bristol, Va. She loved the mountains, caring for others, and especially children. Her sweet smile and caring manner will be missed by all.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Judy Dickenson, whom she loved and missed dearly; step-father, James Dickenson; father, Paul Edwards; and a granddaughter, Makayla Hancock; brother, Johnathan Edwards.

Survivors include her husband, James Adams of Bristol, Va.; son, Joshua Hancock and wife, Monica, Knoxville; stepsons Michael Adams of Nashville and James Ray Adams of Bristol, Va.; grandchildren, Aaron, Jace, Gracie, Shane, Tory and Aaiden; sister, Lisa Green and husband, David and sons, John and Jimmy of Kingsport; step-mother, Agnes Edwards, Ohio; brothers, Tim Edwards of Knox- ville, Michael Edwards of Venice, Fla., Randall Edwards and wife, Nancy and their children, Steve, James and Jenny of Columbia, S.C., and Gregory Edwards and wife, Dorothy and daughters, Megan and Julie of Jonesborough; sisters-in-law, Clara Leonard and husband, Greg and daughter Whitney of Bristol, Tenn., and Sharon Adams, and her sons, Trey and Alan Helbert of Asheville, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.

Service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Bobby Branch and the Rev. Andrew Sensabaugh officiating.

The committal service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City.

Honorary pallbearers will be El Hurley, Warren Crusenberry, Sam Bloomburg, John Shopia, Don Montieth, Marvin Helbert, Bill Dorton, Bill Miller, David Green, Richard Schellhase and Nate Montieth.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed by visiting www.oakley- cook.com.

Mrs. Adams and her family are in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.

 

Edna Kathleen "Kitty" Hughes Sproles

KINGSPORT — Edna Kathleen “Kitty” Sproles, 76, of Kingsport, went home to be with her Heavenly Father Saturday (Jan. 10, 2009) at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

Kitty passed peacefully after complications from aneurysm surgery. Almost all of Kitty’s immediate family, including her two sons and wives, her two sisters, her youngest brother and several grandchildren were at her side as God’s angels took her home. She took the last breath of her dress rehearsal here on earth, and slipped into her eternal home as her beloved pastor and friend, Wayne Baker, prayed over her with the family.

Kitty was born Dec. 28, 1932, in Freemont, Va., to the late Charles and Beulah Hughes, but lived most of her life in Kingsport. She was the second of five children.

Kitty was preceded in death by her loving parents and her husband, Bill Sproles . . . the love of her life. For many years, she enjoyed traveling with Bill and the Sproles Family Singers as they sung at churches all over the southeast. Her love for gospel music continued throughout her life as she enjoyed listening to the Sproles Family’s old albums, the Gaither Music series and singing with the Pleasant View Baptist Church choir.

Surviving Kitty are her two loving sons and their wives, Steve and Sheila Sproles of Kingsport, Tim and Cindy Sproles of Kingsport; two sisters, Reta Hill and husband, Carl of Kingsport, Patty Flanary and husband, Leon of Kingsport; two brothers, Don Hughes of Kingsport, Bud Hughes of Kingsport; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kitty was a faithful member at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Kingsport for more than 60 years. Besides God and her family, Kitty loved her church more than anything in this world. She taught Sunday School for more than 30 years, was a faithful member of the choir, and was an active member of the church circle. In her latter years, she started a ministry for widows called Widows Day Out. Kitty had a servant’s heart and used that in her lifelong ministry of serving God and helping those in need. She has numerous scrapbooks that reflect her life and ministry.

Kitty attended Sullivan High School and Lynn View High School after it was built. She spent more than 40 years working as a dental assistant and later a dental office manager. She worked for more than 10 years for Dr. Lavern Reedy, and then spent more than 25 years working for Dr. Rusty Barnes. Rusty, his family and staff, were mom’s second family during those years. She was known as “Miss Kitty” by Dr. Barnes’ staff and the many patients that she assisted over the years.

The family will receive friends at Pleasant View Baptist Church today from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service and celebration of mom’s ultimate healing will follow at 7 p.m. The service will be conducted by Kitty’s pastor and friend, Wayne Baker.

Graveside services will be conducted at East Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Trevor Sproles, Justin Sproles, Cameron Smothers, Chase Smothers, Chad King, Stephen Plemons, Spencer Davis, Krey Flanary and Kevin Flanary.

The family would like to issue a sincere thanks for all the prayers and support from Kitty’s church family at Pleasant View Baptist Church, her sons churches, Celebration Church and Belvue Christian Church and all other local churches who have prayed for Kitty and her family. Heartfelt and special thanks go out to all of her doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt University Hospital for all their efforts.

You may sign the guest register book by visiting www.eastlawnkingsport.com.

East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the family of Kitty Sproles.

 

Roger Gale Frye

CHURCH HILL — Roger Gale Frye Sr., 64, of Church Hill, passed away on Tuesday (June 23, 2009) at this home following a brief illness.

He was born and raised in Kingsport, attended Lynn View High School, and received a Bachelor’s Degree from East Tennessee State University. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam with the 3rd Marine Division and was a proud veteran. He worked construction for Fluor Daniels, later working as an engineer for Holston Defense.

Roger had a love for racing and was the best Ford engine builder in this area. He was crew chief for Harold Racing # 09. His motto was “Never Give Up.” He was a kind and caring person who touched the lives of all that knew him.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Kathleen Leedy Frye; wife, Phylis Wallen Frye; sisters, Phylis Taylor, Lois Jennings and Helen Little; and a brother, Darrell Frye, Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Frye of the home; a son, Roger Frye, Jr. and wife, Beth of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Tammy Butler and husband, Eddie, of Elizabethton; stepsons, Dempsey Harold Jr. and wife, Monikka of Church Hill and Thomas Harold, of the home; a stepdaughter, Anna Brown and husband, Aaron of Church Hill; grandchildren, Luke and Hailey Frye and Benji Butler; stepgrandchildren, Peyton Harold and Ryder and Sadie Brown; a brother, Harold Frye of Kingsport; sisters, Shirley Coffey and husband, Elvin of Kingsport, Betty Leonard and husband, Robbie of White Plains, Md.; brother-in-law, Don Little; several additional brothers and sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews and many special friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Edwards, officiating.

Military graveside services will follow at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., conducted by the Hawkins County Honor Guard and the Tennessee National Guard.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Diane Nunley, the staff of the Quillen VA Medical Center, and Smokey Mountain Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www. cartertrent.com

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Frye family.

 

Charles Dean Dalton

KINGSPORT — Charles Dean Dalton, 71, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (July 5, 2009) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He attended Bell Ridge Elementary and Lynn View High School and was of the Baptist faith. Charles was the retired owner/operator of the Trade Winds Motel in Weber City, Va. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Matthew and Ida Pearl Childress Dalton; an infant sister, Pauline; and a brother, Otis D. Dalton.

Survivors include his wife of over 49 years, Lorene Penley Dalton of the home; his son, Charles Kelly “Chuck” Dalton and wife, Carol of Blountville; his granddaughter, Caitlin Priscilla Dalton of Blountville; two brothers, Billy R. Dalton and wife, Thelma of Blountville and Lowell T. Dalton of Johnson City; along with four nieces and seven nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport, or anytime at the home of his son, Charles.

Military graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport, conducted by the VFW Post 3382 and the Tennessee National Guard with Dr. Ed Dillow, officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:55 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the family be visiting www.cartertrent.com.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Dalton family.

 

Hugh Mason Hayes

Mr. Hugh Mason Hayes, 74, died on November 5, 2009 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.  A native of Tom's Creek, VA, he was a son of the late T. R. & Velva Evans Hayes.

Mr. Hayes proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was a graduate of Lynn View High School in Kingsport.  Mr. Hayes was a District Manager with McKee Bakery for several years, retiring in 1990.  Prior to this, he worked for Galbreath Bread Company in Kingsport. His family fondly recalls enjoying the "benefits" of their dad's job.  He was of the Baptist faith.  An avid vegetable gardener who enjoyed sharing his produce with others, he often got his family's assistance in growing green beans, cucumbers, and tomatoes.  Mr. Hayes enjoyed walking, drinking coffee, and listening to Country music.  Having a big heart, his family remembers his generosity and compassion for people as well as his take-charge leadership qualities.

Survivors include a daughter, Tamera H. "Tammy" Bulla and a son, Timothy M. "Tim" Hayes, both of Johnson City; a sister, Jackie Wilson, The Villages, FL; two grandchildren, Desiree Bulla, Johnson City and Terry Bulla, Austin, TX; three great-grandchildren, Shannon Adriana Hale, Deja Nicole Hale, & Mason Wade Bulla. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Ann Smith Hayes; two brothers, Kenneth D. "Red" & Donald Hayes; and a brother-in-law, William Wilson.

A Celebration of Life service for Mason Hayes will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 8 at Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City with Rev. Michael Lester officiating. A Committal service with military honors will follow in Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from family & friends. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the service hour.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed online at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Hayes family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, 610-7171

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