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Sullivan County, Tennessee
Obituaries

Jas. R. Anderson - Blountville, Tenn., July 25.—Jas. R. Anderson, one of the best known men of the county, and a prominent farmer, died at his home yesterday morning at eight-thirty o'clock. Mr. Anderson was in his fifty-second year and was the son of the late Robert R. Anderson and Mrs. Winnie Boy Anderson.
Funeral services were conducted from the Blountville Presbyterian Church this morning at eleven o'clock with Rev. W. T. Howison, his pastor in charge, assisted by Rev. Jas. Doggett, of Bristol.
Surviving Mr. Anderson are three sisters and two brothers, Miss May Anderson, Mrsr. Ellen, Glover, Mrs. Amanda Neal, Sam R. Anderson and Frank Anderson, of Rogersville.
The pall-bearers were C. B. Earhart, J. H. Earhart, W. H. Cox, John Miller and Will Miller.
Flower-bearers: Joe Anderson, Will St. John, Lee Anderson and G. W. Humphreys.
Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tenn.) Friday, 25 July 1919 - transcribed by Marla Zwakman



Joseph R. Anderson - Nashville, May 18 – Joseph R. Anderson, who was nominated for Governor by the Prohibitionists Wednesday last, died at his residence in Bristol, Sullivan county, this morning, of typhoid fever. He had been sick for three weeks.
Marion County Herald, Marion County, AL, May 24, 1888 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney



James E. Bailey- Funeral for James Edward Bailey, who died thursday at the age of 77, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Highland Park Methodist Church.
Rev. Freeman Wright and Rev. Roland Light will conduct the service. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Hamilton, J.S. Hamilton Jr., J.C. Hyler, Ray Pleasant and Robert Puckett.
The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.
Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Cora Davis Bailey; a daughter, Mrs. James L. Owens, Kingsport; two half-sisters, Mrs. John Hyler, Bristol, and Miss Flossie Bailey, Kannapolis, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Kingsport News, Sept. 15, 1962 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy


Mrs. Sarah Bowman- BLOUNTVILLE--Mrs Sarah Bowman, 76, of Blountville Rt. 4 died in Bristol Memorial Hospital at 10:45 a.m. Friday after a lingering illness.
A resident of Sullivan County for 25 years, she was a member of the Apostolic church of Jesus Christ in Kingsport.
Surviving are four daughters. Mrs. Jim Dillard of Bristol: Mrs. Luther Jones, Piney Flats: Mrs. Virginia Zigler, Kingsport, and Mrs. Roy Goins, Arlington, Va.; three sons, William J., Kingsport; James, Indian Springs, and Kelly Eugene Bowman, Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Annie Estep, Bristol; three brothers, Alvin Goodwin, Wytheville, Va.; George Goodwin, Bristol, and John Goodwin, Sterling Va.; 26 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Gunnings Bible Church, Rev. Granvill Peters will officiate, assisted by Rev. Dan Graham. Burial will be in Gunnings Cemetery.
The body will be taken to the residence at noon Saturday from Fox Mortuary in Bluff City. It will be removed to the church one hour before the funeral.
Kingsport News, Sept. 15, 1962 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy



Mrs. Mary Boyd - Beidleman, Tenn., June 2.—Mrs. Mary Boyd, who has been sick for several months, died at her home at this place Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Boyd was 62 years of age and had been a member of the River Bend Baptist Church for many years. She is survived by 6 children and 9 grandchildren.
The surviving children are George, James, Walter, Mollie and Mattie Boyd of this place, and Mrs. Clyde Greene of Hemlock, Tenn.
The funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday morning by the Rev. W. T. Boutin, after which the body was buried in the Shipley Cemetery.
The pallbearers were W. C. Carrier, Hugh Carrier, Jos. Hinkle, C. E. Bowers, Clarence Skuttle and James Shipley.
The flower bearers were Misses Beulah Carrier, Florence Booher, Thelma Booher, Martha Bowers, Tennie Bowers, Nora Belle Smithson, Martha Bouton and Mary Bouton.
Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tenn.) Friday, 6 June 1919 - transcribed by Marla Zwakman


VINA BRIGHT - Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. for Mrs. Vina Bright, 62, who died Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the home of her son, Worley Bright, Bloomingdale road, after a lingering illness. The Rev. Tom Carter will have charge of the services, which are to be held at the Smith cemetery, where interment will be made. Pallbearers and flower bearers will be selected from among friends. Survivors include her husband, Amos Bright, and eight children, Ernest Bright, Hiltons, Va., Mrs. Maggie Lauflin of Blountville, Worley, Simons and Bruce Bright of Kingsport. Thomas and Marsh Bright of Benham, Va. One brother, George Taylor of Virginia, and 24 grandchildren also survive.
Kingsport News - October 16, 1942

Charles C. Cargill, aged sixty years, and formerly from Pennsylvania, committed suicide in Sullivan county.
Memphis Daily Avalanche (27 Jan. 1869) - transcribed by Marla Zwakman


Edward L. Carroll, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Carroll, of Fordtown, Tenn., who was killed in service in France October 14, 1918, was buried at the Rock Springs cemetery Sunday with military honors. Rev. Rufus Boyd, of Washington City conducted the ceremonies.
Private Caroll was in a machine gun battalion and went with the first unit to leave Kingsport. He was killed by a machine gun bullet in the fighting in the Argonne Forest. He was buried in the Argonne Forest, his body being removed to this country at the request of his parents. Mr. Carroll was 22 years old at the time of his death.
Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tenn.) Friday, 9 Sept. 1921 - transcribed by Marla Zwakman

PHILIP SPEARS CLAMONS - Funeral services were to be held Monday at 4 p.m. for Philip Spears Clamons, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clamons, Route 2, Kingsport. The child died Monday at 12:15 a.m. at the Holston Valley Community Hospital. The Rev. John R. Chiles was to officiate at the services to be conducted at the McKinney cemetery in Rogersville. In addition to his parents, the child is survived by one brother, Frank Clamons, Jr.
Kingsport News - October 5, 1942



Mrs. Martha Clawson - The body of Mrs. Martha Clawson, forty-two, the wife of Charles Clawson, who died Thursday at the family home in Pulp Village, was buried Friday in Pyle's Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted from the residence by the Rev. H. L. Patterson, pastor of the Christian Church.
Mrs. Clawson had been ill for eleven months. Her husband and four children survive her.
Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tenn.) Tuesday, 24 June 1919 - transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Charles V. Copas - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. for Charles Vernon Copas, 16, who died at his Lynn Garden home Tuesday at 2 a.m. following a year's illness. The services will be conducted at the Lynn Garden Methodist Church, by the Rev. C. C. Summers and the Rev. W. H. Lewis. Burial will be in Pyle Cemetery. Pallbearers and flowerbearers will be selected from among friends and classmates at Lynn Garden School. Surviving are the boy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Copas, Sr.; three sisters, Marie, Katherine and Betty Copas; two brothers, C. A. Copas, Jr. and George Copas, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mollie Light. All are of Kingsport.
Kingsport News - October 7, 1942


SADIE COURTNEY - Funeral will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. for Mrs. J. Courtney, 61, who died Friday morning at the Holston Valley Community hospital after an illnes of one week. The service will be conducted from the Sulphur Springs Baptist church, with interment in the Barker cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Marion H. Courtney of Kingsport; two sons, Alfred Courtney of Kingsport, Erwin Franklin Courtney of Rogersville; and one daughter, Mrs. Cora Adkins of Kingsport. She also leaves four brothers, Parley, Alfred, Charlie and Eddie Barker, all of Pressmen's Home and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Howe and Mrs. Nettie Trent both of Rogersville.
Kingsport News - October 3, 1942



Infant Daugherty - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Daugherty, Gravely Road died at 11 p.m. Thursday at Holston Valley Community Hospital.
Survivors other than the parents include one sister, sharron Daugherty, Kingsport, and one brother, Steve Daugherty, also of Kingsport.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Rev. Cecil Collins and Rev. George Cates will officiate.
The body will remain at the Scott County Funeral Home until time for services.
Kingsport News, Sept. 15, 1962 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy

WILLIAM JOSEPH DEAVER , 53, 107 Boxwood Circle, Kingsport, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Mr. Deaver was a native of Carter County. He was an industrial painter by trade and an Army Veteran. He was of the Protestant faith. Mr. Deaver was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dee and Ida Campbell, and a nephew. Survivors include his mother, Lillian Ilene Campbell Spaid, Gray; two sisters, Joyce Ann Evans and Alla Marie Ely, both of Johnson City; one aunt, Lotus Crow, of the home; two uncles, John H. Campbell, Elizabethton, and James H. Campbell, Watauga; one nephew, Bobby Joe Daniels Jr., Gray; and one niece, Tina Marie Hoilman, Kingsport. One great-niece, one great-nephew and several cousins also survive. Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

DEAVER -- Graveside services and interment for William Joseph "Bill" Deaver, 53, 107 Boxwood Circle, Kingsport, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Monte Vista Burial Park with Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The procession will leave the funeral home at 1:40 p.m. Saturday for the graveside service. Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 5, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear


A. E. DOVE - Mrs. J. H. Timmons of Dallas received word Wednesday that her uncle, A. E. Dove, a former Dallas resident died Tuesday in Bristol, Tenn., where he had lived several years since his retirement from railroading. He was a 32d degree Mason and a member of the Dallas Scottish Rite and Pentagon Lodge 1080. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mertie Dove of Bristol, Tenn.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, April 21, 1955 – transcribed by Amanda Jowers


DR. E. R. DULANEY - Also - at his residence near Blountville, Dr. E. R. Dulaney, in the 69th year of his age - after a painful and protracted illness, which he is said to have borne with becoming patience. Dr. Dulaney was known to the greater portion of the inhabitants of East Tennessee, either personally, or from character. We have known him from our childhood, and no better neighbor, or kinder hearted man ever resided any where.
The Whig, (Jonesborough, TN) Wednesday, July 22, 1840; Issue [11]; col E - transcribed by, Amanda Jowers


Mrs. Hugh Fleenor - Funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for Mrs. Hugh Fleenor, 61, who died Friday at the Holston Valley Community hospital. The services will be conducted from the Maple Street Methodist church, with the Revs. E. L. McConnell and Harold Davis officiating.
Burial will be in the Gunnings cemetery. Members of the Women's Society of Christian Service will serve as pall bearers. A member of the Maple Street Methodist church, Mrs. Fleenor is survived by her husband and three sons, Miles, Floyd and Welford Fleenor, all of Kingsport; four daughters, Mrs. Keith Hawk, Mrs. Ed Stewart both of Kingsport, Mrs. Hubert Williams, Hartford, Conn. and Mrs. Jess Osborne, Hartford. She also leaves three brothers, J. F. Thompson, Kingsport, H. P. Thompson, Washington, D.C. and D. C. Thompson, Long Beach, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Eva Fox, Richmond, Va. and eleven grandchildren.
Kingsport News - October 3, 1942


Ambrose Gaines - Departed this life, on the 12th inst, at his residence in Sullivan County Ambrose Gaines, in the 77th year of his age. The deceased was born in Culpepper county Virginia, but has resided in Tennessee for the last fifty years. He was a kind husband and neighbor, an affectionate Father, and an indulgent master; and since his death, his tomb has been consecrated by the tears of the sincerest affection. In short, he lived a life of respectability and peace, and died esteemed by all who are capable of appreciating the society of an honest man and gentleman.
For years, we have been personally acquainted with the disceased, and have conversed with him on various topics, and while we delighted in receiving his council, we admired his strong and vigorous powers of mind. He served his country as a Volunteer in the late War; and what adds more to his credit than all earthly considerations, he lived and died a true Whig a Whig of '76.
Tennessee Whig, (Jonesborough, TN) Thursday, January 30, 1840; Issue 37; col C - transcribed by, Amanda Jowers


Susan Gaines - Departed this life, at her residence in Kingsport, on Friday 10th inst., ? Susan Gaines, eldest sister of ? E. P. Gains - at an advanced aged. We have heard nothing of the particulars of her death, but we personally knew her, and knew her to be aimable in all the relations of life - highly esteemed by all that knew her.
The Whig, (Jonesborough, TN) Wednesday, July 22, 1840; Issue [11]; col E - transcribed by, Amanda Jowers


James M. Gardner - Died at the residence of his Father in Sullivan county, on Friday the 14th January, James M. Gardner, in his 18th year. The deceased was a young man of considerable promise, he had a short time since, attached himself to the Methodist Church, and died in full hope of a better world.
The Jonesborough Whig, (Jonesborough, TN) Wednesday, January 19, 1842; Issue 36; col E - transcribed by, Amanda Jowers


CREED GRAHAM
b. May 1842 Max Creek, Pulaski County, Virginia
d. February 2, 1920 Holston Valley, Tennessee
Creed Graham, a native and lifelong resident of Pulaski County, died Monday morning at the home of his son, D. F. Graham, in Holston Valley, Tenn., with whom he was spending the winter. The body, accompanied by the son, reached Pulaski Tuesday afternoon on No. 12, and remained over until this morning, when it was taken to Max Creek for internment in the Graham Graveyard. The deceased had reached near the four score mark, being in his eightieth year. He was one of the county remnants of the Confederate Army, the ranks of which are so rapidly thinning. He married Miss Mary Amanda Owen, who died about 19 years ago. To this union five children were born, one of whom is dead. The living are D. F. Graham of Tennessee, Mrs. Ida Turpin, of Floyd County, Mrs. Lucy Linkous of Hiwassie, and Rush Graham of Illinois. Mrs. J. W. Crowell, of Pulaski, is a half-sister. For some time he had been dividing his time among his children in this section, going down to spend the winter with his son in Tennessee. His death was due to paralysis. He was a man well known and esteemed by a large circle of friends.
The Southwest Times, Pulaski, Virginia, February 4, 1920 - contributed by, Sara Hemp


BRYON GREER - 'Unloaded' Gun Fatal To Man - Funeral services for Bryon Greet, 27, Tranbarger Hollow, who was killed Saturday when an "unloaded" shot gun was discharged by seven-year-old Jack Meyers, will be held Monday at 2 p.m., at the home of his brother, Henry Greer, 387 Roller Street, with the Rev. Dewey Linkous officiating. Burial will be in City Cemetery.
According to investigating officers, the shooting occurred at the home of the boy's father Otto P. Meyers, in Tranbarger Hollow. They said the boy was playing with the hammer of a shot gun, when it slipped, causing the gun to discharge.
The officers said the full charge of shot struck Greer in the heart, as he sat in a chair at the foot of the bed. Greer is survived by his wife, mother, two sisters and five brothers, all of Kingsport.
Kingsport News - October 12, 1942


DR. R. E. GREER - KING SPORT. Ten.-- Dr. R. E. Greer, pastor of the Broad Street Methodist Church here for the past five years, died Sunday. Dr. Greer was a member of the board of Emory and Henry College, of which he was a graduate.
[Atlanta Journal, 16 Apr 1945 - transcribed by K.T.]


MRS. EDGAR C. GULLEY - Mrs. Edgar C. Gulley, 55, died at her home here at 8:45p.m Sunday, following a long illness. Mrs. Gulley was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church at Bulls Gap Tenn. Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Hill Church in Bulls Gap. Arrangements are as yet incomplete. Survivors include the husband, three sons, K Ray Gulley, Kingsport, Eugene with the US Army, and Ralph of Detroit: one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Cobbie, Greenville; and four sisters, Mrs. Campbell Long, Mrs. James Salsbury, Mrs. Curt Henson, and Mrs. Grealey Buchanan, all of Bulls Gap.
Kingsport Times


Mrs. Mary Valerie Hall, 73, died at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hagh, 1612 E. street, after an illness of several years. The body will be taken to Rural Retreat for burial in the Covers cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Robert Lee Hall; three daughters, Mrs. R. M. Billings, Kingsport, Mrs. W. R. Harmon, Shelby, O., Mrs. Charles Hagh, Kingsport; three sons, Greek, Wytheville, Va., Harvey, Rural Retreat, Henry, Detroit, Mich.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. The body will be taken to Mrs. Hagh's home tonight and will be moved to Rural Retreat Thursday morning.
Kingsport News - October 22, 1942


Samuel D. Hall - Died at his residence in Sullivan county on Friday the 7th Jan. Samuel D. Hall, after a short illness. The deceased an examplary member of the Methodist Church, an affectionate husband and kind father, and in the fullest sense an honest man and worthy citizen.
The Jonesborough Whig, (Jonesborough, TN) Wednesday, January 19, 1842; Issue 36; col E - transcribed by, Amanda Jowers


Mr. Hicks - Died - In Sullivan county, last week, very suddenly, Mr. Hicks, an aged citizen, a worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Father of the Rev. Wm. Hicks of the Holston Conference.
The Jonesborough Whig, and Independent Journal, (Jonesborough, TN) Wednesday, November 01, 1843; Issue 25; col E - transcribed by, Amanda Jowers


Susan Barker Hobbs - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Susan Barker Hobbs, 73, who died Monday at the home of her son, Harrison Hobbs in Westview Park. The Rev. W. H. Dail will officiate at the services, to be held at Westview Methodist church. Burial will be in the city cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, A. B. Hobbs, and 10 children: Mrs. J. L. Bartlett, Mrs. J. W. Williams, Mrs. R. B. Compton, Mrs. Oscar Strong, Mrs. Kolle Newton, Mrs. Hubert Boy, John Hobbs, Harrison Hobbs, Willie Hobbs, Estel Hobbs; by two foster sons, by 45 grandchildren and by 17 great grandchildren. Six brothers and sisters, Joe Barker, Bob Barker, Bailey Barker, Mrs. Early Barker, Mrs. Marie Jessee and Mrs. Lucille Sproles, also survive.
Kingsport News - October 14, 1942



Wanda Hyder, 95, of Johnson City, Tenn., formerly of Bartlett, homemaker, died Sunday, August 31, 2003 at Johnson City Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City with burial in Masengill Cemetery in Piney Flats, Tenn.
Mrs. Hyder, the widow of Charles F. Hyder, leaves a son, Frank B. Hyder of Bartlett; a sister, Zelma Rahal of Savannah, Ga.; three brothers, E. B. Hale of Johnson City, Ray Hale of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Harold Hale of Roan Mountain, Tenn., six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Unknown Source, Sep 2003 - submitted by Kristy Fox

Gerald Maxwell Kidd , 76, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at his residence following an extended illness. Gerald was born in the Indian springs Community on April 9, 1929, he was a son of the late William Reece and Bera (Hunt) Kidd. He was a farmer and Barber. In addition to this parents Gerald was preceded in death by a sister; June Laughlin, and his brother A.D. Kidd. Gerald is survived by his loving wife; Nelsie (Laughlin) Kidd, his daughter; Donna Hartsock and husband Rick, two sons; Ronald Kidd, Garry Kidd and wife Julie. A step grandchild; Aaron Hartsock and wife Amy, a step great grandchild; Zoe Hartsock. Several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 5-8 p. m., Saturday at the East Lawn Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral service will be 8 p. m., Saturday at the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Malcum Shelton and Larry Bales officiating. Family and friends will meet for a graveside service at 2 p. m., Sunday in the garden of Everlasting I Pallbearers will be Mark Reagan, Bob Morse, Gene Bell, Ray Beverly, Tom Bishop, David Ketron and Charlie Whitaker. Memorial contributions maybe made to Deck Valley Independent Baptist Church or to the Kidney Foundation. East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Kidd family.



George A. La Fever - Word has been received here of the unexpected death of George A. La Fever, 58, insomerville, N.J.
La Fever lived most of his early life in the Kingsport area, and was manager of the Rotherwood Dairy for several years before World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rhena La Fever, and one son at Route 4, Somerville.
Kingsport News, Sept. 15, 1962 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy

ELIZABETH LOGAN - Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. for Mrs. Elizabeth Logan, 81, who died Sunday at the Walnut Street home of her daughter, Mrs. Annie Hickman, following a lengthy illness. The Rev. C. Dorsey, assisted by the Rev. Thompson Hendricks and the Rev. C. H. Kennedy, will officiate at the services, to be held at Shiloh Baptist church. Burial will be in the city cemetery. Mrs. Logan is survived by four sons, Hal Logan and W. V. Logan of Charleston, W. Va., Avery Logan and Overton Logan of Kingsport; by two daughters, Mrs. Annie R. Hickman and Mrs. Othello Greenlee, the latter of Old Fort, N. C.; by one brother, J. F. Whiteside of Columbus, Ohio; by two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Mayberry of Spartanburg, S. C. and Mrs. Maggie Mathews of Old Fort, N. C.; and by 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers: Howard Marshall, Ed Riddle, W. H. Smith, J. L. Davis, E. J. Watson, Lee Walton, Lee Wilson and John Henry Lyons.
Kingsport News - October 20, 1942


Catherine Lynn - Died recently, at the residence of Samuel Rhea, in Blountville, Miss CATHARINE LYNN, in the 24th year of her age.
The Jonesborough Whig, and Independent Journal, (Jonesborough, TN) Wednesday, October 12, 1842; Issue 22; col D - transcribed by, Amanda Jowers



Mrs. Maggie Martin- Funeral for Mrs. Maggie Elizabeth Martin of Church Hill Rte 3, who died Thursday at the age of 84, will be held at 3 p.m Saturday in Carter-Clamon Chapel.
Rev. Ernest L. Stoffel and Rev. W.R. Dillon will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Willis Cemetery in Hawkins County.
Pallbearers will be J.C. Fletcher Jr., Wallace Fletcher, Robert Anderson, James Marin, Fred Pierson and Clarence Kendrick.
The body will remain at the funeral home before the funeral.
Kingsport News, Sept. 15, 1962 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Mary E. Millhorn - Bluff City - Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. for Mrs. Mary E. Millhorn, 83, who died Sunday at 11:15 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. King, near here. The Rev. Whitt Jones, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Dean of Bluff City, officiated at the services, which were held at Elizabeth Chapel near Thomas' Bridge. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Millhorn is survived by one son, Noah Millhorn of Thomas' Bridge, by eight grandchildren and by 16 great-grandchildren.
Kingsport News - October 28, 1942


Mrs. W. E. Mitchell - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. for Mrs. W. E. Mitchell, 37, who died Monday at 5:10 p.m. at her home at 342 Lynn street. She had been ill for only a short time. The Rev. W. H. Lewis and the Rev. Nathaniel King will officiate at the services, to be conducted at the family residence. Burial will follow in the city cemetery. Mrs. Mitchell, a member of the Methodist church of Dunbar, Va., is survived by her husband; two sons, Stanley and Stanford, one year old, and by an infant daughter. Two sisters, Mrs. W. S. Fields of Nichelsville, Va., and Cornelia Salyer of Hansonville, Va., and four brothers, Arnold, Luther, Robert, and Ira Salyer, also survive. Pallbearers and flower bearers will be selected from among friends.
Kingsport News - October 7, 1942



Mrs. Mary Mullins- Funeral for Mrs. Mary Belle Mullins of 260 Gravely Road, who died Thursday at the age of 55, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lynn Garden Baptist Church.
Rev. J.L. Trent will conduct the service, assisted by Rev. A. Tom Crawford. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Members of the church will be pallbearers.
The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral. It was taken to the home Friday night.
Kingsport News, Sept. 15, 1962 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy

CECIL S. "DOC" NELSON , 84, 400 Silver Grove Road, Bluff City, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Nelson was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Robert and Leiza Self Nelson. Mr. Nelson attended the Bluff City Baptist Church. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9629, a member of the American Legion and was an Army veteran, having served in World War II. Survivors include a step-son, Clarence Grindstaff, Bluff City, and two sisters, Ada Morrell, Elizabethton, and Nancy Perry, Bluff City. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, (423) 538-7131, is in charge of arrangements.

NELSON -- Funeral services for Cecil S. "Doc" Nelson, 84, 400 Silver Grove Road, Bluff City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, with Rev. Charlie Malone and Rev. Woodrow Morrell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Morning View Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside services are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank a special friend, Teresa Salvage. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, March 22, 1999 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear



Mrs. Sallie Parker died yesterday evening at 5 o'clock at the home of Frank Parker, after an illness of 15 months.
Mrs Parker had been a member of the local Methodist church. Funeral services will be conducted at the grave tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made at the Cloud burying ground.
Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tenn.) Tuesday, 4 Oct. 1921 - transcribed by Marla Zwakman


Mrs. Runa Patrick - Mrs. Runa M. Patrick, 66, of Blountville Rt. 4, died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 9:30 a.m. after an extended illness.
A native of Nickelsville, Va., she had lived in Sullivan County 27 years.
Surviving are: her husband, William H. Patrick; three sons, Willard, Jack and George Patrick, all of Kingsport; five daughters, Mrs. Lou vista Jones, Clinton S.C.; Mrs. Lettie Boyer, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Amy Brookshire, Blountville; Mrs. Jennie McKinley, Kingsport, and Mrs. Virie Jesse, Nickelsville; two step-sons, Joe, Atkins, Va., and James Patrick, Kingsport: four brothers, W.M., Mark, Charlie and Hugh Cassell all of Nickelsville; a sister, Mrs. Winnie Davis, Harriman Tenn.; 78 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Bethel Methodist Church. rev. N.P. King, Rev. William Slagle and Rev. T.T. Burger will conduct the service. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be: Tom doran, Hatcher doran, Lester Doran, Allan Good, Lonnie Archer, Chester Wilson, J.D. Wagner and R.C. Wagner.
The body will be taken to the home at 11 a.m. Saturday from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.
Kingsport News, Sept. 15, 1962 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy


Mrs. Mary Payne - Indian Springs, Dec. 13. — Mrs. Mary Payne, aged 70 died at her home in Bristol Wednesday morning and was buried in the Gunning cemetery Thursday at 12 o'clock. She leaves a husband, one son and one daughter—J. D. Payne and Miss Ada Payne, of Bristol. Mrs. Payne, before her marriage, was Miss Mary Erwin, and was raised at Indian Springs. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church and a good Christian woman.
Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tenn.) Tuesday, 14 Dec. 1920 - transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Virgie Mae (Dykes) Pratt - Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Virgie Mae Dykes Pratt, who died at her home on 34 Hill Street, Monday afternoon, at the Elm Springs Methodist Church near New Canton in Hawkins County. The Rev. Hughie Morelock will be in charge of the services.
Mrs. Pratt came to Kingsport from Hawkins County, where she was born and reared, two years ago. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dykes, Surgoinsville. She is survived by her husband, Edward Pratt; two sisters, Grace and Mary Louise Dykes, Kingsport; six brothers, J. E. Paul, Dewolf and Raymond, Surgoinsville and Robert and Riley Dykes, Kingsport.
Kingsport News - October 13, 1942


BONNIE RASH , 80, 2382 Carolina Avenue, Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Friday, October 31, 2003 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Rash was born in Butler, but moved to the Bristol area in December of 1948. She was the daughter of the late Emerald G. and Winnie Wilson Robinson. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jack and Johnny Rash; a grandson, Brian Ketron; two sisters, Grace Pierce and Fern Stalcup; and five brothers, Salmer Robinson, Bud Robinson, John Robinson, Glen Robinson and Ray Robinson. Mrs. Rash was a charter member of Valley Pike Presbyterian Church. She was a retired employee of Barkers Super Market. Survivors include her husband, Joseph E. "Joe" Rash; two daughters, Margaret Wallace, Limestone, and Nancy Ketron, Bristol; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Elmer Robinson, Pulaski, Va.; three sisters, Shirley Norris and Edna Kyte, both of Butler, and Faye Fritts, Elizabethton; and special friends, Micky and Donna Smith and Debbie Haynes. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 2, in the Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Booher officiating. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Weaver Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton, TN, November 2, 2003 - contributed by, Tina Oneyear



Thomas J. Rodgers - Indian Springs, July 7.—Thomas J. Rodgers, age 67 years, died Friday, July 4, at 5:30 o'clock, after a lingering illness. The body was buried at Gunnings Saturday at 10 o'clock. He is survived by his wife, three brothers and three sisters, namely, Messrs. Joseph Rodgers, of Blountville; William, of Indian Springs, and George, of Illinois, Mrs. Will Neil and Mrs. David Bowrey, Blountville, and Miss Louisa Rodgers, at home.
Mr. Rodgers had been a member of the Methodist Church since a young man. The funeral services were conducted by the Revs. S. L. Browning and Samuel Garst.
Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tenn.) Tuesday, 8 July 1919 - transcribed by Marla Zwakman

W. S. Skelton - Funeral services for W. S. Skelton, 51, Kingsport, who died in a hospital early Sunday morning following an illness of several weeks, will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Elm Spring Church at Church Hill. The services will be conducted by the Rev. J. L. Trent, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. W. S. Skelton; and nine daughters, Mrs. Eugene Christian, Church Hill; Mrs. Archie Quillen, Mrs. Kyle Sluss, Mrs. Ray Harless, Mrs. Clifford Broome, Beulah, Helen, Eula and Billy Ruth Skelton, all of Kingsport. Also survived by his father, Alex Skelton, a brother, M. O. Skelton, both of Church Hill, and seven grandchildren. Mr. Skelton was born and reared in Hawkins County and he moved to Kingsport 15 years ago. He was employed by the city.
Kingsport News - October 26, 1942


George C. Smith, 68, auto mechanic and for 20 years a resident of Kingsport, died Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Holston Valley Community Hospital, after a short illness. Funeral services will be held in Lynchburg, Va., his home, but arrangements have not been announced. A native of Virginia, Smith came to Kingsport from Bristol 20 years ago and was employed here by various auto concerns. He is survived by two sons, Clifton and Jack Smith of Church Hill, and by two sisters, Miss Minnie Smith and Mrs. Tom Johnson of Lynchburg.
Kingsport News - October 22, 1942



Mrs. Lafayette Smith, age 70, died early Tuesday morning and was buried at the Gunning cemetery at noon Wednesday. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and a good Christian woman. She is survived by her husband, two sons, and one daughter, George and James Smith, of this place, and Mrs. Maxie Hawk, of Holston.
Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tenn.) Tuesday, 4 Oct. 1921 - transcribed by Marla Zwakman

George Starnes - Funeral services will be held for George Starnes, Kingsport, who died Tuesday, at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon at the Huff-Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Pyle Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, two brothers, Willie and Sam; a sister, Lessie Hammond, all of Kingsport.
Kingsport News - October 14, 1942



Freel A. Testerman - Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the St. Lawrence, SD Community Church for Freel A. Testerman, who died February 18. He was born May 24, 1899 at Comers Rock, Grayson County, Va., the son of John and Arkansas Testerman. In 1919 he came to Bates Twp. in South Dakota. He married Orena Hale December 16, 1921, at Bristol, Tenn. and they returned to South Dakota. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife and seven children. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald F., and an infant daughter, Wilma Jeane. Burial was at Rosehill Cemetery, Hand County, SD.
(Source: The Miller Press, Miller, SD; March 1, 1962 Submitted by: Dennis Hargens)

Miss Dollie Trammell - A Miss Dollie Trammell was killed by lightning at Bristol, Tenn., on Tuesday of last week, while placing a bucket under the gutter of the house.
(Source: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, September 4, 1873 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)



Mrs. Minnie Vaughn- Mrs. Minnie Myrtle Vaughn, 64, of 1166 Dorothy St., died in Holston Valley Community Hospital at 2:30 p.m. Friday after a lengthy illness.
Born in Hancock County, she had lived in Kingsport 36 years. She was a member of the Frost Baptist Church in Hancock County.
Surviving are four sons, Willard, Junior, Frank and John Vaughn, all of Kingsport; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Jones, Mrs. Juanita Faulk, Mrs. Georgia Lawson andMrs. May Perry, all of Kingsport; four brothers, George Johnson, Sneedville; Bailey and Amos Johnson, Rogersville, and William Johnson, Buffalo, S.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Cody, Orleans, Ind., and Mrs. Daisy Buttry, Rogersville; a half-sister, Mrs. Mattie Collins, Sneedville; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in McKinneys Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Francis Canty will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The body will be returned to the residence at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.
Kingsport News, Sept. 15, 1962 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Sarah Vincent - Departed this life at her residence in Sullivan county, on Monday the 21st inst., after a protracted illness of 18 months, Mrs. Sarah Vincent, consort of Thos. Vincent, in the 32nd year of her age.
The deceased professed religion in early life, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she remained not only an acceptable member, but really an ornament, till the afternoon of her death. She was beloved by all who knew her while she lived, and much lamented when she died. In her disposition, she was amiable; in her deportment, humble and unassuming, and ranked among the most useful members of the Church of God, in her vicinity; but the fell Destroyer has cut her off in the prime of life, and left a widowed husband, several interesting children, and affectionate brothers and sisters, with many warm personal friends to mourn their irreparable loss.
Mrs. Vincent's sufferings were long, excruciating, and we may say, indescribable; yet, she bore them with a fortitude and resignation which nothing but Divine grace could have inspired. As it respects her last moments, they were all her Christian friends could have desired. In her death was witnessed the most brilliant triumph of Grace over Death, that it has fallen to the lot of any one in that neighborhood to behold. She died in the unshaken faith and blissful triumphs of the Gospel. She has left a living testimony to her numerous friends, that she is gone to the rest prepared for the faithful. And though her friends mourn her loss, they sorrow not as those who have no hope. Their loss is her eternal gain.
The Jonesborough Whig, and Independent Journal, (Jonesborough, TN) Wednesday, August 30, 1843; Issue 16; col D - transcribed by, Amanda Jowers


Mrs. Thomas B. Wallace - Funeral for Mrs. Thomas B. Wallace, 41, who died unexpectedly Sunday night at her home in Lynn Garden, will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. The services will be conducted by Dr. R. E. Greer from the Hamlett-Dobson Chapel. A member of the Fairfield Methodist Church, she had lived in this section for three years. Survivors include her husband, Kingsport; one son, Albert Dewey Wallace, U. S. Navy; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Baird, Sr., of Nashville; five brothers, Frank, Ernest, Jerry and Earl, all of Nashville and Bill Baird, U. S. Army. She also leaves three sisters, all of Nashville. The body will remain at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until time for the service. Burial will be in the Mota-Vista Cemetery in Johnson City.
Kingsport News - October 20, 1942



Mrs. Martha Williams- Mrs. Martha Ellen Williams, 74 of 1774 Warrick Drive died at 12:30 p.m. Friday after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Scott County, Va., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Landon Adams, and had lived in Kingsport 12 years. She was a member of the Big Cut Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, George P. Williams, and two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Williams and Mrs. Callie Williams, al of Kingsport.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Big Cut Primitive Baptist Church. Rev. Willie Dykes, Rev. Hubert Overbay and Rev. Josh Sanders will officiate. Burial will be in the Williams family cemetery.
The body will be taken to the home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from Carter-Clarion Funeral Home.
Kingsport News, Sept. 15, 1962 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy