Our Obituaries

Inus Jeanette Goins

September 14, 1928 - January 23, 2018

Inus Jeanette (Moore) Goins, 89, passed away during the early morning hours of Tuesday (January 23, 2018) at Holston Valley Medical Center. Inus was born on September 14, 1928 in Stickleyville, VA to the late Clint & Addie Elizabeth (Fannon) Moore. Inus retired from United Inter-Mountain Telephone Company in 1984 after many years of dedicated service. Inus was of the Christian Faith. She enjoyed...
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Linda Carol Rhoton

February 13, 1952 - January 21, 2018

Linda Carol Rhoton, age 65 of Blountville, entered into the gates of Heaven on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Linda was born on February 13, 1952 in Bristol, VA to the late Donald Wagner and the late Ann Wagner. On December 5, 1970, Linda married her most cherished friend and love of her life, Mr. Dennis Rhoton, and after 47 years of a beautiful life together, he survives.Left to cherish Linda's...
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Lynn Allen Hobbs

November 17, 1937 - January 21, 2018

Lynn Allen Hobbs, 80, passed away during the morning hours of Sunday (January 21, 2018) at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Lynn was born on November 17, 1937 in Bristol, VA to the late Luther & Evelyn (Goodwin) Hobbs. Lynn loved his church and the Lord with all of his heart. He was a devoted member of Higher Ground Baptist Church for over 20 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and...
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Beverly Ann Reid

April 5, 1935 - January 17, 2018


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Dora Irene Earhart

January 1, 1941 - January 16, 2018

Dora Irene "Tootsie" Earhart, 77, passed away during the evening hours of Tuesday (January 16, 2018) with her loving family by her side. Irene was born on January 1, 1941 in Johnson City, TN to the late Monroe & Dorothy (Berry) Campbell.Irene was a member of Y Freewill Baptist Church where she served as the pianist. She enjoyed watching sports, cooking, and spending time with her family and...
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Wayne E. Starnes

May 3, 1942 - January 13, 2018

Wayne E. Starnes, age 75 of Kingsport, entered into the gates of Heaven on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Wayne was born on May 3, 1942 in Kingsport, TN to the late Wrightly Ellis Starnes and the late Ada Jessie Starnes. On December 4, 1967 Wayne married his most cherished friend and love of his life, Phyllis Kidd, and after 50 years of a beautiful life together, she survives.After working 32...
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Donna Gwynne Barton

August 31, 1959 - January 8, 2018

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13Donna Gwynne Barton, 58, passed away at her home on Monday (January 8, 2018). Donna was born on August 31, 1959 to Daniel Claude & Mary Frank (Hendry) Coakley in Greeneville, TN.Donna was a 1977 graduate of Ketron High School. Donna was a dedicated...
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Betty Jane Williams

May 25, 1934 - January 7, 2018

Betty Jane Pendleton Williams, 83, passed away on Sunday (January 7, 2018) following an extended illness. Betty was born on May 25, 1934 in Kingsport, TN to the late Otis Lynn and Nataleen Inez (Clayman) Pendleton. Betty was a 1953 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, and later attended Carson Newman University. In 1990, Betty retired from Holston Defense Corporation after 30 years of...
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Alice Faye Childress

January 16, 1938 - January 7, 2018

Surrounded by her loving family, Alice Faye Childress, age 79, passed away at her home on Sunday (January 7, 2018) following an extended illness. Alice loved spending time with her family and friends, and cooking. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Alice was a faithful member of Gunnings Baptist Church. Alice was born on January 16, 1938 to...
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Norma Ward Johnson

June 1, 1933 - January 6, 2018

Norma "Granny Fred" Johnson entered her final resting place on January 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She is a native of Sullivan County, daughter of Cecil and Willie Ward. Mrs. Johnson worked for North Electric for many years, but later retired from EZ Paintr. Norma was a very devoted mother, grandmother, and sister. In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her...
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Janice Lee Odom

July 23, 1938 - January 3, 2018

Janice Lee Odom, 79, passed away on (Wednesday) January 3, 2018 following a brief illness. Janice was born on July 23, 1938 in Kingsport, TN to the late Roy & Kathleen (Cook) Myers. Janice enjoyed spending her time working jigsaw puzzles, playing video games, reading, watching movies, crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends. Janice always had a positive and uplifting word to say...
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Karen Jean Whitten

March 16, 1946 - January 2, 2018

Karen Jean Whitten, 71, passed away during the evening hours of Tuesday (January 2, 2018). Jean was born on March 16, 1946 in Kingsport, TN to the late James & Lola (Whitted) Fields. Jean enjoyed crafting, quilting, wood-working, and spending time with her family and friends. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend; she will be greatly missed. In...
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Margaret Barnette

December 14, 1933 - December 31, 2017

Margaret Barnette, age 84, met her Savior face to face on Sunday, December 31, 2017. She was born on December 14, 1933 in Scott County, Virginia to the late Woodrow and Estelle McConnell Robinette. On August 31, 1950 she was wed to the late Ervin Barnette and to this union three sons and two daughters were born. In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by her son...
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Jane Teague Lawson

June 5, 1932 - December 29, 2017

Jane Teague Lawson of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away at her home on Friday, December 29, 2017 being 85 years of age. She was born on June 5, 1932 in Butler, Tennessee to the late Jacob Lowe and the late Ruby Arnold Lowe. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her two sons: William Ellis Teague and Douglas Hobart Teague and one brother: JL Lowe. Jane believed in the Baptist...
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Norma Clawson

June 28, 1931 - December 29, 2017

Norma Clawson of Blountville, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. She was born in Harlan, Kentucky to the late Albert Lay, Sr. and the late Stella Rose Lay. She was also preceded in death by her late husband Charles Clawson, Jr., three sisters: Jessie McSpadden, Aretta Whitaker and Jannette McArthur; three brothers: Albert Lay, Jr., Harold Lay and Glenn Lay. Norma was a sales...
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Lorene B. Comer

May 28, 1929 - December 25, 2017

Lorene Brown Comer of Kingsport, Tennessee departed this life on Monday, December 25, 2017 being 88 years of age. She was born on May 28, 1928 in Marion, North Carolina to the late H. Clarence Brown and the late Mabel Weatherman Brown. On November 6, 1947 she married Jimmie Comer, who preceded her in death after many wonderful years of marriage, and to this union a son and two daughters were born...
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Jimmie Lee Vaughn

June 19, 1933 - December 25, 2017

Surrounded by his loving family, Jimmie Lee Vaughn, age 84, passed away at his home on Monday (December 25, 2017). Jimmie was born in Tennessee on June 19, 1933 to the late Clyde & Cosbie Jenkins Vaughn. Jimmie married the love of his life, Virginia (Potts) Vaughn on February 13, 1952, and after 64 years of a wonderful marriage, she survives. Jimmie unselfishly served our country in the United...
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Myrtle C. Kinsler

November 21, 1932 - December 24, 2017

Myrtle Kinsler, age 85, of Kingsport passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at her home. She was born on November 21, 1932 in Hancock County, Tennessee to the late Phillip Collins and the late Betsy Collins. She was also preceded in death by her husband Hubert Kinsler; infant daughter, Peggy Sue Kinsler, her best friend and sister-in-law Cleo Kinsler; five brothers: Floyd Collins, Howard...
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Leda Virginia Clonce

June 13, 1931 - December 23, 2017

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10Leda Virginia Mowdy Clonce, age 86, of Kingsport, departed this life to live with Jesus on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Leda was born on June 13, 1931, in Kingsport, Tennessee to the late Rev. Simon Mowdy and Anna Belle Sherffey Mowdy. She met her late husband Thomas Allen Clonce at a tent revival. They married on...
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Patricia Sue Hamm

July 17, 1946 - December 19, 2017

Patricia Sue Hamm, 71, passed away during the early morning hours of Tuesday (December 19, 2017) following an extended illness. Patty was born on July 17, 1946 to the late Eugene Lono & Ida Ben (Powers) Nickels in Coeburn, VA. Patty enjoyed being outdoors, camping, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends. Patty was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend; she will...
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Amanda Michelle LaJoie

July 28, 1988 - December 18, 2017

Amanda Michelle (Castle) LaJoie, 29, passed away on Monday (December 18, 2017). Mandy was born on July 28, 1988 to Donald Edward & Kimberly Maurice (Smith) Castle in Kingsport, TN. Mandy loved and adored children, her three and any one else's who was lucky enough to come into her life. No one was ever a stranger in her home. She was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, and friend; she is very...
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Imogene Ruth MORRISON

November 7, 1929 - December 18, 2017

Imogene Ruth Morrison, 88, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday (December 18, 2017). Imogene was born on November 7, 1929 in Kingsport, TN to the late Jesse Hensley & Lucy Hensley Feagins. Imogene married Calvin Arlandon Morrison on December 24, 1948; she later moved to Florida and worked at a local bank; she loved Calvin and thought and spoke of him any time you talked to her. Imogene...
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Peter Michael Byerley

September 7, 1953 - December 17, 2017

Peter Michael Byerley 64 passed away peacefully at his residence on December 17, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Born on September 7, 1953 in Montour Falls, New York, he was the second child of William and Eleanor "Jeanne" Byerley. He was preceded in death by his father William and his mother, Jeanne. He is survived by his wife, Sherry; his son, Kent; daughter, Lorna Hensley and spouse...
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Anna Ruth Falin

October 9, 1928 - December 14, 2017

GRAVESIDE SERVICEGarden of the Good ShepherdEast Lawn Memorial ParkKingsport, TennesseeSaturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 amFAMILYDaughter - Donna Vaughn and husband CharlesBrother - Ray IsaacsBrother - Waylon IsaacsSister - Nancy SmithGrandchildren - Valecia Vaughn, Travis VaughnGreat-Grandchildren - Whitney Robinson, Hannah Vaughn, Dylan VaughnGreat-Great-Grandchildren - Suttohn Reynolds,...
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Nannie Beatrice Parlier

October 12, 1925 - December 13, 2017

Surrounded by her loving family, Nannie Beatrice Parlier, age 92, passed away after a period of declining health. Nannie was born on October 12, 1925 in Indian Springs, TN to the late Trigg and Lula (Hamilton) Nash. Nannie loved to cook, embroidering, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. Nannie was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend;...
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Paul David Bowers

October 16, 1961 - December 8, 2017

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Addolorata Misciagna

May 24, 1938 - December 7, 2017

Addolorata "Dora" Misciagna, 79, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at her home. Dora was born in Italy on May 24, 1938 to the late Raffaele Marinelli and the late Maria Panza Marinelli. She is also preceded in death by her husband Giuseppe Misciagna. Left to cherish her memories are her four sons: Mike and wife Enza, Raffaele and wife Fausta, Mario and fiancé Shelley Zinzer and Riccardo...
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Cecil W. Puckett

June 24, 1928 - December 5, 2017

Cecil Wood Puckett, age 89 of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Preston Place Suites in Kingsport. He was born in Kingsport, Tennessee on June 24, 1928 to the late Mr. & Mrs. George W. Puckett. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Carter Puckett, and his daughter, Kathy Puckett. Cecil was widely known throughout East Tennessee and was best...
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Kipton Von Cloninger

January 3, 1963 - December 5, 2017

Kipton "Kip" Von Cloninger, 54, died unexpectedly after a month long battle with pancreatitis onTuesday (December 5, 2017). Kip was born on January 3, 1963 in Chapel Hill, NC. to the late Gary Von Cloninger and Linda (Parnell) Cloninger.Kip graduated from Hunter Huss High School in 1981 and from Gardner Webb University in 1987. He later completed his Masters of Education in 2001 at...
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Nancy Kinnard

September 29, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Nancy Kate Kinnard, age 89 of Johnson City, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at her home. She was born on September 29, 1928 in Kingsport, Tennessee to the late Will Ketron and the late Josie Steffey Ketron. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James Kinnard, three brothers and four sisters. Nancy enjoyed spending her time shopping, working in her flowers and...
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Norma Ruth Sells

May 30, 1923 - December 4, 2017

Norma Ruth Sells, age 94 ½, of Rock Springs, Tennessee went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 4, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Norma Ruth was born on May 30, 1923 in Sullivan County, Tennessee to the late Thomas Carberry and the late Naomi Jones Carberry. In addition to her parents and baby brother, Norma Ruth is preceded in death by her husband William R....
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David Wayne Kennedy

July 25, 1959 - November 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport, TN.
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Donald Gibson

December 18, 1977 - November 26, 2017

Donald "Lil Nard" Gibson, age 39 of Kingsport, TN entered into eternal life on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Lil Nard was born on December 18, 1977 in Kingsport, TN to Mr. Wallace "Nard" Gibson and Ms. Lynn McMillan. "Lil Nard" married Ms. Crystal Sumner and together they had two precious children, son Preston and daughter Macy."Lil Nard" enjoyed working on cars and playing golf. Even though his...
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Fred Leonard Grogg

December 14, 1937 - November 23, 2017

Fred Leonard Grogg, 79, passed away on Thursday (November 23, 2017) at his home surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born on December 14, 1937 in Kingsport, TN to the late Andrew & Beaulah (Harless) Grogg. Fred retired from Eastman in the Engineering Department after 43 years of dedicated service. He was a very accomplished musician, he loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family and...
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Helen Irene Shanks

July 6, 1928 - November 22, 2017

Helen Shanks, age 89 of Surgoinsville, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Helen was born on July 6, 1928 in Hamlet, WV to the late Gus Massie and the late Mae Bowman Massie. Helen loved her family and she enjoyed playing dominoes and cards; and she found peace in reading her favorite novels. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, James Shanks;...
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Edward Wayne Reed

January 2, 1957 - November 21, 2017

Edward Wayne Reed, 60, passed away on Tuesday (November 21, 2017) following an extended illness. Ed was born on January 2, 1957 in Kingsport, TN to the late Ervin Winford & Mary Katherine (Fleenor) Reed. Ed was a great "handy-man" that enjoyed watching wrestling, Nascar, and spending time with family and friends. Ed was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend; he will be greatly missed. In...
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Frieda A. Dykes

April 8, 1942 - November 15, 2017

Frieda Ann Dykes of Kingsport, TN went to be with her savior Jesus early in the morning of Wednesday, November 15, 2017. She was born in Arno, Virginia to the late Curtis and Louise Trent Elliott. She was full of love, compassion, and life; making the world a better place than she found it.Frieda is survived by her husband Phillip Dykes; son, David Dykes and wife Angela; grandson, Grant Dykes;...
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Lena Kate Seaver LANE

October 14, 1922 - November 13, 2017

Lena S. Lane died Monday, November 13, 2017. She is now singing praises in the presence of her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Lena graduated from Coeburn High School in Wise County, Virginia. Lena was a homemaker for most of her life but spent several years working for the Eastman Kodak Corporation. She was a long-time, faithful member of Bridwell Heights Presbyterian Church, where she taught...
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Timothy Jefferson Winkle

May 19, 1960 - November 11, 2017

Timothy Jefferson Winkle, 57, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday (November 11, 2017) at his residence. Tim was born on May 19, 1960 to the late James and Ernestine (Francisco) Winkle in Kingsport, TN. Tim was a dedicated FedEx employee for the last 29 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, going to the beach, spending time in cabins at Pigeon Forge, music, and sports. Tim...
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Martha Elizabeth Fuzek

August 24, 1951 - November 8, 2017

Dr. Martha Elizabeth Fuzek, Rph, Dph, age 66, passed away at home in Johnson City, TN on Wednesday (November 8, 2017). Martha attended East TN State University, where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and also played Women's Basketball. She graduated from Samford University School of Pharmacy in Alabama, where she served as chapter President of Lambda Kappa Sigma women's professional...
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Kate Ann Chandler

October 5, 1926 - November 1, 2017

"The loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind."Kate Ann Pruitt Chandler, age 91, passed away on Wednesday (November 1, 2017) after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Mom, Grandma, Mammaw, Granny, Sister, and friend was born on October 5, 1926 in the Cracker's Neck section of Wise County, VA. Kate loved to bowl and play cards. She also began painting on one of her many...
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Audrey Irene Bussey Case

January 3, 1929 - October 30, 2017

Audrey Irene Bussey Case, age 88, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness. She is now in the arms of Jesus where there is no illness, pain, or suffering. Irene was of the Holiness faith; she was born in Lebanon, VA on January 3, 1929, but lived most of her life in Blountville. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and...
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Jo Ann HAMMOND

May 4, 1931 - October 28, 2017

Jo Ann Crawford Hammond, 86 of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 28, 2017 surrounded by her family. Jo Ann was born April 4, 1931 in Kingsport, Tennessee to the late Ervin Crawford and the late Leona Hood Crawford. She was a retired teacher's aide having worked at Long Island, Sullivan West and Cedar Grove schools. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William ...
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Dorothy LANE

December 28, 1925 - October 27, 2017

Dorothy Lane, age 91, of Kingsport, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Wexford House. She was born December 28, 1925 in Scott County, Virginia to the late Elbert Clyde Jayne and the late Phoebe McClain McConnell. She was also preceded in death by her husband Harlan Lane; four brothers: Emory Jayne, Gene Jayne, Wayne McConnell and Joe McConnell; sister: Ruth Pippin. Dorothy enjoyed...
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Rowena Y. Curry

July 23, 1943 - October 25, 2017

Rowena Curry, age 74, of Kingsport, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born July 23, 1943 in Hawaii to the late Rayfield Owens and the late Alice Lau Owens. Rowena was a loving wife and mother. She was a phenomenal dart player. Rowena was talented at knitting, crocheting, and other needle working. Rowena leaves behind to mourn her passing, her...
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Michael David Padgett

December 21, 1957 - October 24, 2017

Michael David Padgett, 59, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday (October 24, 2017) surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born on December 21, 1957 to Jim Padgett and the late Betty Jean (Light) Padgett in Kingsport, TN. Michael was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Church Hill, TN, where he served as a Deacon. Michael was a graduate of Dobyns Bennett High School and later...
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Gertrude Dillion Robinette

September 27, 1918 - October 24, 2017

Gertrude "Trudie" Robinette, age 99 of Kingsport, entered into the glories of Heaven on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Gertrude was born on September 27, 1918 in Scott County, VA to the late Benjamin Dillon and the late Lillie Chesser Dillon. In 1938 Gertrude married the love of her life, Mr. Clyde Robinette, and after making a lifetime of memories and raising a family together, he preceded her in...
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Ruby R. Myers

August 21, 1944 - October 23, 2017

Ruby "Mom" Myers, age 73 of Kingsport, entered into eternal life on Monday, October 23, 2017. Ruby was born on August 21, 1944 in Green Bay, WI to the late Jeremiah Rhoades and the late Charlotte Baldwin Rhoades. In February of 1960 Ruby married her most cherished friend and love of her life, Mr. Terrill Myers Sr., and after 51 years of a beautiful life together, he preceded her in death on May...
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Lois Emily Carter

February 22, 1927 - October 22, 2017

Lois Carter, 90, entered into eternal rest on October 22, 2017 after an extended illness. Lois was born on February 22, 1927. Lois enjoyed helping others throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her husband Walmer Carter; daughter: Joyce Gay Thorpe; son: Otis Allen Carter; parents: Henry and Pearl Southard; sisters: Joan Southard and Betty Roberts; brothers: Sam and Charles Southard.She...
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Carlos Edward Whitaker

August 8, 1935 - October 22, 2017

Carlos Edward Whitaker, 82, of Blountville, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Sunday (October 22, 2017). Carlos was born on August 8, 1935 to the late George W. & Sarah E. (Huffman) Whitaker in Blountville, TN. Carlos was a retired contractor, and retired from Sullivan County Schools Maintence Dept. He developed many life-long friendships with those he worked with. He loved...
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Thomas Leonard Webster

December 30, 1947 - October 20, 2017

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth." (Psalms 121:1-2)Thomas Leonard Webster, 69, entered into eternal rest during the evening hours of Friday (October 20, 2017) at his home surrounded by his loving family. Thomas was born on December 30, 1947 to the late Robert R. Webster and Minnie Frances Bell in...
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Maude Elizabeth Smith

February 12, 1934 - October 18, 2017

Maude Elizabeth (Ellis) Smith entered into eternal rest during the early morning hours of Wednesday (October 18, 2017) surrounded by her loving family. Maude was born on February 12, 1934 to the late Edgar & Nina Lee (Hackler) Ellis in Hawkins County, TN. Maude attended Church Hill High School and Hiwassee College. She was a former member of Grange Hall United Methodist Church, where she was...
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Edna Faye Greene

April 16, 1946 - October 16, 2017

Edna Faye Greene, 71, entered into eternal rest during the early morning hours of Monday (October 16, 2017) surrounded by her loving family. Edna was born on April 16, 1946 to the late Eugene & Ruth Alice (Smith) Williams in Kingsport, TN. Edna enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family and friends. Edna was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend;...
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Melba Mills

July 31, 1924 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport, TN.
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David M. Brown

July 28, 1954 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN.
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Braylenn Grace Keesee

October 9, 2017 - October 9, 2017

Braylenn Grace Keesee was taken up into the arms of Jesus on October 9, 2017. Braylenn was born on October 9, 2017 in Bristol, TN to Mr. Cody Keesee and Ms. Taylor Burns. Even though Braylenn's time on earth was brief, the love that her parents have for her will last throughout their lifetime. Braylenn is survived by her parents, Cody Keesee and Taylor Burns; maternal grandparents, Richard...
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Betty Louise Rich

October 5, 1938 - October 8, 2017

Betty Louise Rich, 79, entered into eternal rest on Sunday (October 8, 2017) after an extended illness. Betty was born on October 5, 1938 to the late William Oris & Carrie (Ratliff) Huff in Winchester, KY.Betty enjoyed sewing, working puzzles, listening to her favorite singer, Elvis, and spending time with her family and friends. Betty has been a beloved member of Mt. Vernon Independent...
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Robert Morris Glasgow

April 15, 1933 - October 5, 2017

Robert "Bob" Morris Glasgow, 84, entered into eternal rest on Thursday (October 5, 2017). Bob was born on April 15, 1933 in Dresden, TN to the late Robert Aubrey & Mary Iva (Morris) Glasgow. Bob married Carolyn Yvonne Logan, a nursing student, while attending med school, and after 61 years of marriage, she survives. Bob unselfishly served our country in the US Air Force as a Flight Surgeon....
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Ella B. Dean

June 24, 1964 - October 1, 2017

Ella went to be with the Lord on October 1, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Nyla Blankenbecler; and her late husband Jackie Dean. She is survived by her siblings, Serita, Carol, and Ivan Blankenbecler; her sister-in-law Elida Blankenbecler; beloved boyfriend of the last 10 years, Danny Tate; special friends Jordan Thomas, Cristy Hagy, Kristie Alewine, Jeff Butcher, and...
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William Turner

June 25, 1940 - September 30, 2017

William O'Neil Turner, age 77 of Kingsport, TN, was taken up into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during the early morning hours of Saturday, September 30, 2017. William was born on June 25, 1940 in Asheville, NC to the late Andy Martin Turner and the late Lillie Taylor Turner. William married his best friend and love of his life, Brenda Joyce Kell, and after 53 years of sharing a...
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Beryl William Bernard, Jr.

August 7, 1945 - September 19, 2017

Beryl William "Bill" Bernard, Jr. age 72 of Kingsport, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Asbury Place. He was born on August 7, 1945 in Kingsport, Tennessee to the late Beryl William Bernard, Sr. and the late Clara Elizabeth Jennings Bernard. He was also preceded in death by his infant granddaughter Crystal Dingus.. On May 7, 1966 Bill married the love of his life JoAnn...
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Dean Allen Carter

March 10, 1945 - September 18, 2017

Dean Allen Carter passed away on September 18, 2017 after a brief illness at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Hospital. Dean was the son of Anna Mae Carter and Quinton H. Carter and was born on March 10, 1945 in Johnson City, TN. Growing up he shared a special relationship with maternal grandmother, Angeline Watson Allison. Dean was an avid athlete and held several Track and Field records at Ketron...
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Russell Victor GRIFFIN

December 5, 1929 - September 18, 2017

Russell Victor Griffin, age 87 of Johnson City, entered into eternal peace with his Heavenly Father during the morning hours of Monday, September 18, 2017. Russell was born on December 5, 1929 in Greenwich, OH to the late Claude Griffin and the late Mabel "Burkhart" Griffin. On August 11, 1956, Russell married his most cherished friend, Peggy Gay, and after 61 years of a beautiful life together...
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Nannie Fern Harmon

November 14, 1935 - September 17, 2017

Nannie "Tootsie" Fern Harmon, passed away on Sunday (September 17, 2017) at her residence surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness. Tootsie was born on November 14, 1935 to the late Herbert Lawrence & Ruby Mae (New) Carter in Greeneville, TN. Tootsie married the love of her life, Harold G. Harmon, in April of 1954, and after 48 years of marriage he preceded her in death....
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Mildred Ruth JETER

June 4, 1928 - September 15, 2017

Mildred Ruth Jeter, of Kingsport, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 15, 2017. Mildred was a kind and loving woman. She was preceded in death by her parents, H.D. and Elizabeth McGuire Jeter; husband, Coy Kilbourne; brothers, Willard, Carl, and Dee Jeter; sisters, Anna Lee Tipton and Helen Cox; one niece, and three nephews.Mildred is survived by several...
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Ruth Ruth Horne

February 24, 1927 - September 14, 2017

M. Ruth Horne, age 90 of Blountville, went home to the Lord the evening of Thursday September 14, 2017. Ruth was born February 24, 1927 in Rogersville, TN to the late Andrew Jackson (A.J.) Greene and the late Alice Clonce Greene, and grew up in the Sunnyside community. On October 5, 1946, Ruth married her knight in shining armor and love of her life Ernest "E.D." Horne; he preceded her in...
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Charlene Moore

October 17, 1935 - September 10, 2017

Charlene Moore, age 81 of Kingsport, Tennessee departed this life on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Brookdale Colonial Heights. She was born October 17, 1935 in Scott County, Virginia to the late Charlie Hall and the late Callie Hurst Hall. She was also preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband Frank Moore; her sisters, Pauline Price and husband Etheridge, and Bonnie Caldwell and...
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Bernice Louise Heritage

December 2, 1932 - September 4, 2017

Bernice Louise (Rothermel) Heritage passed peacefully on September 4, 2017. She was born on December 2, 1932 in Randolph, Ohio to Alvin Louis and Mildred Elizabeth (Miller) Rothermel. She began working for Dr. R.C. Neely in Ravenna shortly after high school, and continued as his office assistant for almost 50 years. Her kindness and helpfulness touched everyone who knew her. Also for nearly 30...
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Steven Roger VanEss

October 9, 1961 - September 3, 2017

Steven Roger VanEss, 55, of Kingsport, TN, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Steve was born on October 9, 1961 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Roger and the late Sue (Evanoff) VanEss. In addition to his mother, Steve was also preceded in death by his nephew, Jonah John VanEss; uncles and aunts: Alvina, Harvey, Gladys, Irvin, and Phil VanEss and Vincent and Barbara Baker. Steve was...
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Deborah Theresa Shaw

March 15, 1950 - September 1, 2017

Deborah Theresa Shaw, 67, passed away on Friday (September 1, 2017). Deb was born on March 15, 1950 to Paul Ernest King and the late Edith Kate (Waters) King in Kingsport, TN. Deb found solace in gardening, spending time with her family and friends, reading, and photography. Deb was a loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend; she will be greatly missed. Left to cherish her memories are her...
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William Charles Tillson

October 24, 1957 - September 1, 2017

William Charles Tillson, 59, passed away unexpectedly on Friday (September 1, 2017) in St. Louis, MO surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born on October 24, 1957 to the late June Rose Clarke in Kerrville, Texas. Bill was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, June Rose & Charles Crapps.Bill married the love of his life, Donnia Clark Tillson on February 25, 1989. Bill found...
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Janice Joann McKnight

October 12, 1943 - August 31, 2017

Janice Joann McKnight, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday (August 31, 2017). Joann was born on October 12, 1943 to the late Wilson Carmen & Mozella Ruth (Sluss) Brickey in Fort Blackmore, VA. Joann was a graduate of Dungannon High School, VA and was Ms. Scott County in 1962. She married her high school sweetheart, Bobby Ray McKnight, on September 15, 1962 and had two children. She...
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Hansel McKinley Wallace

May 19, 1938 - August 30, 2017

Hansel McKinley Wallace, 79, passed during the early morning hours of Wednesday (August 30, 2017) following an extended illness with his loving wife by his side. Hansel was born on May 19, 1938 to the late James Artie & Dora Elizabeth (Head) Wallace in Hawkins County, TN. Hansel married the love of his life, Charlotte (Johnson) Wallace on March 18, 1960 and after 57 years of a wonderful...
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Arthur Bernard Py

December 15, 1934 - August 24, 2017

Arthur B. Py, Jr., 82, passed away peacefully on August 24th in Kingsport, TN after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Peoria, IL in 1934, to Arthur B. Py Sr. and Farybelle Mayo. Arthur was raised in Pekin, IL until the family moved to Milwaukee, WI in 1942 and Wauwatosa, WI in 1943. The family had a vacation home "Py Island" on Eagle Springs Lake in Eagle, WI starting in...
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Lillian Marjorie Horton

July 8, 1933 - August 23, 2017

Lillian Marjorie Mowdy Horton, 84, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born in Scott County, VA. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Blountville, TN where she was the church pianist. Most recently she regularly attended Beulah Baptist Church in Kingsport. Lillian was preceded in death...
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Betty Joe Byrd

January 31, 1929 - August 23, 2017

Betty Joe O'Neill Byrd, 88, passed away during the early morning hours of Wednesday (August 23, 2017) at the Wexford House Nursing Home. Betty was born in Wise, VA and resided in East TN and Southwest VA most of her life. Betty was the daughter of the late Sam & Grace O'Neill. Betty was educated in local schools, later earning her nursing degree from The Greenville South Carolina School of...
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Eugene M. Osborne

January 17, 1939 - August 21, 2017

Eugene Mylum Osborne, age 78 of Kingsport, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center. Eugene was born in Kingsport, Tennessee on January 17, 1939 to Hazel L. Osborne and the late Clyde Z. Osborne. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company as a machinist after 30 years of service. Eugene is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years Patsy T. Osborne;...
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William Noe

February 7, 1955 - August 21, 2017

William "Bill" Noe, age 62, of Duffield, Virginia, departed this life on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Maryville, Tennessee on February 7, 1955 to Charles Allan Noe and the late Corena Rhoten Noe. On September 14, 1973 he was married to the love of his life, Wanda Owen Noe. In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by his grandson Holden Hunter...
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Margaret Elizabeth Harlan

August 8, 1929 - August 17, 2017

Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Harlan, age 88 of Orlando, FL, originally from Blountville, TN, entered the house of the Lord during the early morning hours of August 17, 2017 at the home of her son, Richard Harlan, in Orlando, Florida. Peggy was born on August 8, 1929 in Bristol, VA to the late Floyd Holt and the late Jean Massengill Holt. On August 28, 1948, Peggy married Fred Harlan and raised...
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Joe Candler Wampler

September 17, 1924 - August 16, 2017

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith ~ II Timothy 4:7 (KJV)Joe Candler Wampler, age 92, of Kingsport, TN, went to be with the Lord on August 16, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN. He was born in Nickelsville, VA on September 17, 1924. He went to school in Nickelsville and married his high school sweetheart, Maxie Roberts, on June 30,...
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Emma Faye Carr

February 11, 1933 - August 13, 2017

2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.Emma Faye Carr, age 84, of Blountville, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Bristol Memorial Hospital. She...
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Angelia Hope Byrd

August 28, 1955 - August 12, 2017

Angelia Hope Byrd, 61, passed away on Saturday (August 12, 2017) surrounded by her loving family. Hope was born on August 28, 1955 in Kingsport, TN to Arthur Reed & Agnes (Thurman) Minor. Hope married the love of her life Dale Byrd on June 16, 1973, and after 44 years of a wonderful marriage, he survives.Hope found solace in gardening, collecting antiques, and spending time with her family....
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David Ray Lee

November 18, 1937 - August 10, 2017

David Ray Lee, 79, peacefully passed away on Thursday (August 10, 2017) at Mountain Home VA Medical Center in Johnson City, TN surrounded by family and friends. Known to family and friends as David, Ray, Daddy, and Papaw, he was born November 18, 1937 in Smithfield, NC. Ray was a US Army veteran having been a paratrooper and member of the 82nd Airborne division and was stationed at Fort Bragg NC...
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Virginia Rebecca Bryant

February 19, 1926 - August 10, 2017

Virginia "Ginny" Rebecca Bryant, age 91, of Kingsport, departed this life on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born on April 19, 1926 in Morristown, Tennessee to the late Miller S. Price and the late Mamie Katherine Wilder Price. She is also preceded in death by her husband William Allen Bryant, Sr.; two brothers: Ralph Price and George Price; two sisters: Louise...
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Norman Kenneth Hughes

March 13, 1932 - August 9, 2017

Norman Kenneth "Ken" Hughes, 85, passed away on Wednesday (August 9, 2017) following an extended illness. Ken was born on March 13, 1932 in Roan Mtn. to the late Robie & Lillian (Miller) Hughes. Ken unselfishly and honorably served his country for 22 years as a Master Sargent in the United States Air Force. He was a decorated Korean War Veteran. After his retirement from the Air Force, Ken...
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Alice Price Jones

October 30, 1922 - August 8, 2017

Alice Price Jones, 94, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 8, 2017, at 5:00 pm. Alice was active in the Kingsport Senior Center and was an avid reader. Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Henry Lyons Jones; and her daughter, Lisa Gail Jones. She is survived by her sons, Michael L. Jones, and Richard H. "Dickie" Jones (Tana);...
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Laura Ann Miller

August 28, 1930 - August 8, 2017

Laura Ann Miller, 86, passed away on Tuesday (August 8, 2017) surrounded by her loving family. Laura was born on August 28, 1930 to the late Frank & Jane (Magnifico) Spinelli in Auburn, NY. Laura married the love of her life, Garland Douglas Miller, and after 62 years of a wonderful marriage, he survives. Laura was a dedicated member of the Moose Lodge #972 where she also held many offices...
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Jasper George Baker

February 1, 1936 - August 7, 2017

Jasper George "J.B." Baker went to be with Lord on Monday (August 7, 2017). J.B. was born on February 1, 1936 to the late Andy & Siller (Stacy) Baker in Caretta, WV (McDowell County). J.B. unselfishly served our country as a Master Sgt. in the United States Air Force from May 20, 1953 to April 30, 1977. He was a dedicated Sgt. Deputy Sheriff of Sullivan County from June 8, 1977 to May 13,...
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Wayne Lewis Hicks

February 18, 1929 - August 5, 2017

Wayne L. Hicks, 88, of Blountville passed away Saturday, August 05, 2017 in Bristol Memorial Hospital. A life-long resident of Sullivan County, he was the son of the late William "Bill" and Margaret "Mag" Tallman Hicks. He served 9 years in the United States Navy aboard the USS Baltimore and retired from Tri-Cities Regional Airport after 35 years. He was a hardworking man with a loving heart big...
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Gladys Jean Vaughn

November 6, 1924 - August 3, 2017

Gladys Jean Vaughn, age 92, of Kingsport, Tennessee departed this life on Thursday, August 3, 2017. She was born on November, 6, 1924 in Sullivan County, Tennessee to the late George Duckworth and the late Sudie Bland Duckworth. She is also preceded in death by her four sisters: Pauline Ketron, Irene Jayne, Janie Yates, and Ruby Williams; two brothers: Aubrey Duckworth and Howard Duckworth. On...
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Charles Thomas Lovelace

February 8, 1943 - August 2, 2017

Charles Thomas Lovelace, age 74 of Kingsport, TN, entered into the victorious realm of Heaven during the late evening hours on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Charles was born on February 8, 1943 in Elizabethton, TN to the late Harold Lovelace and the late Pauline Pierce Lovelace. Charles married Ms. Patricia "Pat" Howington and after 52 years of beautiful life together and raising a family, she...
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Randy Errol Green

July 5, 1966 - August 1, 2017

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me-the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8Randy Errol Green, age 51, of Kingsport, departed this life on Tuesday,...
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Nannie Genette Bright McMurray

January 18, 1920 - July 29, 2017

Nannie Genette Bright McMurray, 97, of Blountville, TN, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Bristol Memorial Hospital. She was born January 18, 1920 in Scott County, Virginia to the late James Bright and the late Bertie Bright. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Hurbert McMurray; her son Douglas McMurray; brothers: Forrest Bright, Jay Bright and...
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Mary Elizabeth Light

June 7, 1945 - July 28, 2017

Mary Light, a long-time resident of the Kingsport area, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday the 28th of July at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in 1945 in Kingsport, TN, the daughter of Edmond H. League Sr. and Juanita Burton League. She was a member of Crossroads Christian Church in Gray, TN. She loved spending time watching her children and grandchildren play...
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Peggy Fortner McConnell

March 19, 1935 - July 28, 2017

Surrounded by her loving family, Peggy McConnell, age 82, passed away at her home of 62 years after a year of declining health. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a faithful member of Orebank Missionary Baptist Church for 51 years. She retired from Kingsport City Schools food services after more than 30 years. Peggy was born on March 19,...
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Elmer Eugene Sager

September 27, 1929 - July 26, 2017

Elmer Eugene "Gene" Sager, 87, passed away during the morning hours of Wednesday (July 26, 2017) following an extended illness. Eugene was born on September 27, 1929 to the late Delbert Sager & Virginia Sager Russell in Woodstock, VA. Gene retired from Mason Dixon after 29 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. He was a member of...
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Daisy Gentry Barbrow

March 10, 1935 - July 25, 2017

Daisy Gentry Barbrow, 82, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday (July 25, 2017).Mrs. Barbrow was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and the Rev. Pearl Gentry; three sisters, Ina Luttrell, Guthrie Thompson, and Virginia Gentry. She retired from the Marion Virginia Employment Commission. She was a member of The Church of God of Prophecy in Glade Spring, VA. She was a loving wife,...
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Mary Jane Arrington

March 28, 1930 - July 22, 2017

Mary Jane Arrington, originally from Princeton, West Virginia, died on July 22, 2017 in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was a member of Mafair United Methodist Church and Grace Covenant Church. She was very interested in and supportive of the work of The Salvation Army and the American Heart Association. She also kept a lifetime interest in the music programs of Kingsport City Schools and Concord...
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Loda Arthur Ward

December 28, 1943 - July 22, 2017

Loda Arthur Ward, age 73 of Kingsport passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born on December 28, 1943 in Kingsport, Tennessee to the late Cecil D. Ward, Sr., and the late Willie "Granny" Pickering Ward. He was also preceded in death by his son Gene Ward; wife, Sheri Janeen Ward; brother, Charles Ward and sister, Margaret Elizabeth Ward; brothers-in-law:...
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Claude Lorrain Sturgill

November 30, 1922 - July 19, 2017

Claude Lorrain Sturgill, 94, passed away on Wednesday (July 19, 2017) following an extended illness. Claude was born on November 30, 1922 to the late William Preston & Grace (Gilliam) Sturgill in Jenkins, KY. Claude married the love of his life, Virginia Ruth Tilson (Sturgill) and after 73 years of marriage, she survives. Claude unselfishly served our country in the United States Army during...
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