Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations

Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is here to help your family during the loss of your loved one. For over a century, we have been providing professional service to the area. Our tradition of care is rooted in our faith of the value of our community. We believe that the best reward is knowing we've helped a family make a difficult time a little easier. Our courteous staff can assist you in making all cemetery and funeral home arrangements, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who are thinking of planning their arrangements in advance, Oak Hill offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. OAK HILL FUNERAL HOME Oak Hill Funeral Home was established in 1979 to provide Kingsport families with the convenience of planning all funeral and cemetery arrangements in one location. The funeral home is magnificently located atop a hill within the cemetery and overlooks the city. Whether you want a small gathering or an elaborate celebration of life, we will help you create the right tribute to honor the memory of your loved one. Each family planning a service at Oak Hill will receive a complimentary DVD of the photographs brought in by loved ones. This 10,500-square-foot beautiful funeral home features pleasant d�cor, two arrangement rooms, two visitation rooms and a comfortable lounge where coffee is available for visitors. Our lovely chapel has seating for up to 250 guests. OAK HILL MEMORIAL PARK Covering 115 acres, Oak Hill Memorial Park was established in 1902 and has become known as one of Tennessee's most beautiful cemeteries. Oak Hill offers a variety of burial options such as private estate mausoleums, traditional ground burial, lawn crypts and cremation niches. Also, four impressive community mausoleums are available with both indoor and outdoor entombment options, as well as two sections for lawn crypts. We also have veterans spaces to honor those who have served our country.


Our Obituaries

Amy Sanders Davis

December 17, 1972 - September 24, 2014

Amy Sanders Davis, 41 of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at Johnson City Medical Center on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Born in Kingsport, Tennessee on December 17th, 1972, she was the daughter of Sammy David Sanders and Betty Jean Chapman Russell. Amy was a graduate of Sullivan North High School. She was very athletic and had a passion for sports. She was very energetic, loved the...
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E. Marie Stanley

September 17, 2014

E. Marie Stanley, beloved mother, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert N. Stanley; parents, Stanley and Janie Kendall Simpkins; two brothers, William and Randolph Simpkins. Left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Sandra J. La Guardia; twin grandchildren, Angelique and Anastasia La Guardia; one sister, Evangeline...
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Bertie Wells Thompson

April 6, 1923 - September 13, 2014

Bertie Wells Thompson, 91 of Columbia, SC; passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. Born in Clinchport, VA, she was a daughter of the late Polly Bishop Wells. She was the wife of the late Edgar Thompson. Mrs. Thompson retired from US Textile in Columbia, SC. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by three sisters...
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Mary E. "Polly" Byington

October 14, 1936 - September 10, 2014

Mary E. "Polly" Byington, 77 of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 following a lengthy illness. Polly was born October 14th, 1936 to the late Billie H. and Fannie Dickenson. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School, a Charter member of Ridgeview Baptist Church and Past Matron of Order of the Eastern Star-Fairview Chapter #80. Polly was a loving, caring...
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James Lee Woods

May 27, 1964 - September 7, 2014

James Lee Woods James Lee Woods, age 50 of Kingsport, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 after a lengthy illness. James was born on May 27th, 1964 in Kingsport, TN. He loved life, friends and family, church, helping people, yard sales and the farmers' market. He was always willing to help others with anything. James was preceded in death by his...
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Unave Derrick Estep

April 18, 1928 - September 4, 2014

Unave Derrick Estep I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Unave Derrick Estep, 86 of Kingsport, went to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Unave was born in Keokee, Virginia on April 18th, 1928 to the late John and Cora Lee Derrick. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and...
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Everett C. "Jim" LaForce

March 2, 1922 - September 3, 2014

Everett C. "Jim" LaForce, 92 of Kingsport, entered Heavens rest on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, after years of declining health. He was the oldest child of the late Dewey and Grace LaForce of Clinchfield, VA. Jim was a WWII Veteran serving in the South Pacific in the Navy Seabees. He was an avid shark fisherman while he and his family lived in Jacksonville, Florida for 30 years. After...
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Gilbert Ray Jonas, Jr.

May 11, 1942 - August 19, 2014

Gilbert Ray, Jonas, Jr. Gilbert Ray, Jonas, Jr. age 72 of Kingsport, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at Holston Manor in Kingsport. Gilbert was a life-long resident of Kingsport. He retired from Eastman after thirty years of service. Gilbert was an avid outdoorsman whose passion was hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nannie Jennings; father,...
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Arthur Thomas Jessee

May 11, 1917 - August 18, 2014

Arthur Thomas Jessee Arthur Jessee, age 97, passed to eternal life peacefully on Monday, August 18th, 2014 in Culpeper Virginia. For the past six years he had made his home with his daughter and son-in-law in Locust Grove, Virginia. Arthur was born in Scott County Virginia on May 11th, 1917 as the ninth son of the late Archie and Lydia Meade Jessee. He was a graduate of Nickelsville High...
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Howard B. Chapman

March 31, 1936 - August 18, 2014

Howard B. Chapman Howard B. Chapman, age 78 of Kingsport, formerly of West Virginia and Johnson City went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 18th, 2014 after a short illness. He passed away peacefully at Holston Manor with his loving family by his side as he took his last breath. Howard moved to Johnson City from West Virginia where he met the one whom he would marry and...
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Mary Louise McHaney

August 21, 1920 - August 10, 2014

Mary Louise McHaney Mary Louise McHaney, age 93 of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday, August 10th, 2014. Mrs. McHaney was born on August 21st, 1920 in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late Hubert David Webb and Mattie Hatcher Webb. Mrs. McHaney was very active in PTA both at the local and state level. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport. In addition...
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Michael Raymond Johnson

February 10, 1963 - August 9, 2014

Michael R. Johnson "… O come let us worship and bow down let us kneel before the Lord our maker…." Michael R. Johnson, age 51 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at his home with his loved ones by his side. Michael was born on February 10th, 1963 in Kingsport, Tennessee. He lived his life for the Lord and was ready to go Home. Michael loved his...
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Theia Smith Hulse

August 31, 1947 - August 7, 2014

Theia Smith Hulse Theia Smith Hulse, age 66 of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 7th, 2014. Theia was born in Kingsport, Tennessee on August 31st, 1947 to the late Archie and Constance Smith. She had a passion for hairstyling and was a beautician for over 50 years. She loved her customers and co-workers dearly. Theia was a devoted and loving wife; a perfect and...
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John Michael Winegar

June 13, 1949 - August 4, 2014

John Michael Winegar John Michael Winegar, age 65 of Rogersville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 4th, 2014. John was born on June 13th, 1949 in Kingsport, Tennessee. He was the son of the late John Clemmons Winegar and Mildred Crouch Anderson Winegar. He was a graduate of Lynn View High School and East Tennessee State University. He retired from the United States Department...
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Grace H. Ammons

June 9, 1918 - August 4, 2014

Grace H. Ammons Grace H. Ammons, age 96 of Boones Creek, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 4th, 2014 following a short illness. Grace was born on June 9th, 1918 in the Boones Creek community. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Sarah Elizabeth Harwood. Grace attended Boones Creek High School and was a graduate of Whitney School of Business. She went to work for Mason...
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Irmgard Uhl Altizer

May 7, 1930 - August 3, 2014

Irmgard Uhl Altizer Irmgard Uhl Altizer, age 84 of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. Mrs. Altizer was born on May 7th, 1930 in Friedberg, Germany. She was the daughter of the late Johann Uhl and Maria Uhl. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and bowling. But above all else, her family was her life. She was known by her family and friends as "a peace keeper." In...
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Ella J. Flanary

May 20, 1922 - August 3, 2014

Ella J. Flanary, age 92 of Kingsport, went to her Heavenly Home on Sunday, August 3, 2014. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Weber City and employed at Tennessee Eastman and Kingsport Press. Ella was a member of the American Legion of Kingsport, a lifetime member of Rebekah Lodge #17 of Kingsport and Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She taught water aerobics at various...
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Evelyn Russell

August 10, 1948 - July 28, 2014

Evelyn V. Russell, 65, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 28, 2014 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in Hawkins County on August 10th, 1948 to the late Jack and Sue Horton. Evelyn was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a passion in life for her family and friends. She loved gardening and taking care of her flowers. She...
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Christine Miller Quillen

May 5, 1947 - July 21, 2014

Christine Miller Quillen, 67, of Kingsport, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 following a brief illness. She was born on May 5, 1947 to Norma Miller and the late Grant Miller. Christine was a 1965 graduate of Lynn View High School. She was a worship director, choir director, and pianist/organist at Morrison City Christian Church. She retired in 2009 after 25 years of service with...
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Clyde Arthur Estepp

July 30, 1918 - July 15, 2014

Clyde Arthur Estepp "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." John 7: 37 Clyde Arthur Estepp, age 95 of Gate City, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. Clyde was born on July 30th, 1918 in Scott County, Virginia to the late Elbert Martin Estepp and Maggie Louise Lane Estepp. He was a resident of...
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Hope Ramey Schaftlein

May 15, 1965 - July 12, 2014

Hope Ramey Schaftlein Hope Ramey Schaftlein, age 49 of Gray, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 following a long courageous battle with cancer. Hope was born in Kingsport and graduated from North High School. After graduation she attended Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. She held a...
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David Shawn Reynolds

October 3, 1963 - July 9, 2014

David Shawn Reynolds David Shawn Reynolds, age 50 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord suddenly on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. A lifelong resident of Kingsport, Shawn was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. He was a faithful, active member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kingsport. Shawn enjoyed spending time with his friends, family, and his dog, Watson - who was his best friend...
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Albert L. Williams

April 8, 1941 - July 9, 2014

Albert Williams, 73, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was born on April 8, 1941 to the late Jack and Juanita Williams. Albert was an avid outdoorsman who loved to camp and fish. He retired from AFG after 35 years of service and was a member of Belmont Baptist Church. Albert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed...
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Ruby Dell Puckett

June 21, 1921 - June 22, 2014

Ruby Dell Puckett Ruby Dell Puckett, age 93 of Kingsport, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Mrs. Puckett was born on June 21st, 1921 to the late John B. and Arminnie Giles McCourt in Richwood, West Virginia. She was the last surviving child of the thirteen children born to her parents, John and Arminnie. Ruby loved to sing...
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Mark Stephen Davidson

June 18, 1956 - June 13, 2014

Mark Stephen Davidson, 57, of Kingsport passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home Friday evening, June 13, 2014. Mark was born in Louisville, KY to Manford "Dave" Davidson and the late Ann Otte Davidson. After his graduation from the University of Kentucky, he moved to Kingsport and was the jewelry manager at Service Merchandise and currently employed by World Pay. Mark was a...
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Terry D. Lawson

October 6, 1947 - June 6, 2014

Terry D. Lawson Terry D. Lawson, age 66 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 6th, 2014 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Terry was born on October 6th, 1947 in Kingsport, TN. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. Terry worked for Waste Management as a truck driver for over 20 years. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather;...
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Sam Livingston Pearson

September 23, 1924 - June 2, 2014

Sam Livingston Pearson Sam L. Pearson, age 89 of Kingsport, passed away on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Sam was born on September 23rd, 1924 in Eidson, TN to the late Jack and Alice Pearson. He was a devout Christian and a member of Sullivan Baptist Church. Sam was a veteran of World War II; serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Cabot in...
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Pauline Wininger Sawyer

August 15, 1925 - May 24, 2014

Pauline Wininger Sawyer Pauline Wininger Sawyer, age 88 of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 24th, 2014. Mrs. Sawyer was born in Scott County, Virginia on August 15th, 1925 and lived most of her life in Kingsport, TN. Pauline found great joy in being a mother, granny, and great-granny. Mrs. Sawyer was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Sawyer; son,...
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Brenda Joyce Duncan

November 12, 1945 - May 21, 2014

Brenda Joyce Duncan Brenda Joyce Duncan, age 68 of Gate City, Virginia went to rest on Wednesday morning, May 21st, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Brenda was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Edward Duncan and her mother, Nellie Jessee. Left to cherish her memory are her father, Arthur Thomas Jessee; sister Norma Jean and husband Larry Ervin; brother, Mike and...
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MB Knowles

January 4, 2014 - May 20, 2014

MB Knowles M. B. Knowles, age 93 of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014. Born on January 4th, 1921 in Newton, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Claudie M. and Elnora Weir Knowles. He had lived the majority of his life in Kingsport. Dr. Knowles received his Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Mississippi College and his Ph D in organic chemistry from the University of...
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Nell R. Hurd

April 1, 1929 - May 16, 2014

Mrs. Nell R. Hurd, 85, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May, 16th, 2014. Nell was born in Scott County, Virginia on April 1st, 1929, to the late Joseph Blevins and Blanche Flanary Blevins. She was a wonderful wife and loving mother that always put her children first. She was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Kemp E. Hurd; granddaughters, Misty Dawn Benton and...
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Janett Evelyn Hart

April 30, 1948 - May 15, 2014

Janett E. Hart Mrs. Janett E. Hart, 66, Hiltons, VA; passed away on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Kingsport, Tennessee on April 30th, 1948 to George T. Morrison and Gladys Sellers Morrison. A native of Church Hill, she had been a longtime resident of Hilton's Virginia. She was a graduate of Church Hill High School and attended Carson Newman...
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Mary H. Blair

June 2, 1924 - May 6, 2014

Mary H. Blair, 89, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014. She was born in Yuma, Virginia on June 2nd, 1924 to the late Elisha A. Herron and Minnie Bruner Herron. Mary's faith and love for Jesus was steadfast and profound; and she was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church. She loved being outdoors, sewing and loved spending time with children and her family. ...
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William Irvin Altizer

December 31, 1927 - April 27, 2014

William I. Altizer William I. Altizer, age 86 of Kingsport, departed this life on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at his home. William was born in Valle Creek, West Virginia on December 31st, 1927 to the late William Doke and Alma Lockhart Altizer. He had lived in Kingsport for most of his life. He retired from the United States Army after 21 years of service. He was a member of the All Army...
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Grady Alton Bellamy

October 3, 1923 - April 27, 2014

Grady A. Bellamy Grady A. Bellamy, age 90 of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday, April 27th, 2014. Born on October 3rd, 1923 in Scott County, Virginia, Grady was the son of the late Claude and Martha Kate Snapp Bellamy. He spent the majority of his life in Kingsport. Grady was an army veteran who served his country proudly during World War II. He was stationed in France, Belgium and...
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Clevean "Jack" S. Crawford

June 9, 1923 - April 26, 2014

Clevean "Jack" S. Crawford Clevean S. Crawford, age 90 of Surgoinsville, passed away on April 26th, 2014 at Church Hill Health Care and Rehab. Born on June 9th, 1923 in Kingsport, Jack was the son of the late Nathaniel and Callie Hammonds Crawford. His favorite hobby was talking to others on his CB radio. His handle was "Curly." In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death...
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Levonia Rebecca Presley

December 30, 1922 - April 24, 2014

Mrs. Levonia Rebecca Presley, 91, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Elmcroft Assisted Living. Levonia was born on December 30th, 1922 in Hawkins County, TN to the late Thomas Goad and Susan McClure Goad. She resided most of her life in Kingsport and was a member of PowerPoint Ministries. Levonia retired from Hillside Manor in the Dietary Department after...
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William Larry "Bill" Ward

December 3, 1947 - April 20, 2014

Mr. William "Bill" Ward, 66, of Kingsport, passed away following a long battle with cancer on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Bill was originally from Charleston, SC and moved to Kingsport in the past year. He was an Air Force veteran, avid golfer and sports fan. He was preceded in death by his parents Haskel and Retha Ward; and brother, Michael J. Ward. Left to cherish his memory are several...
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Janice Marie Weeks

December 5, 1956 - April 12, 2014

Janice Marie Weeks Janice Marie Weeks, age 57 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Appalachia, VA, Janice lived most of her life in Kingsport. She loved her family and friends. Janice worked for Brock Services for over 18 years. Janice was preceded in death by her father, Howard Freeman Johnson and her...
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Charlie "Jim" Frye

January 26, 1926 - April 11, 2014

Dr. Charlie "Jim" Frye Dr. Charlie "Jim" Frye, age 88 of Kingsport, passed away on Friday, April 11th, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Kingsport to the late Dr. Charles and Freda Frye, Jim was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and Illinois College of Optometry. After college he returned to Kingsport where he was an Optometrist for over 50 years. He proudly served his...
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Lisa Renee Tate Moore

December 19, 1967 - April 8, 2014

Mrs. Lisa Renee Tate Moore, 46, of Bristol, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at Bristol Regional Medical Center after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born on December 19th, 1967 in Kingsport, Tennessee to Darrell and Jackie Tate of Kingsport, TN. Lisa was an avid supporter of Relay for Life. She loved landscaping and was a wonderful artist. She had...
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James Edward Kimbler, Sr.

September 20, 1932 - April 3, 2014

James Edward Kimbler, Sr. Mr. James Edward Kimbler, Sr; 80, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Church Hill Health and Rehab Center in Church Hill, Tennessee after a six year battle with Alzheimer's. James was born on September 20th, 1932 in Sullivan County, Tennessee to the late Henry Lee Kimbler and Mary Sanders Kimbler. He served in the...
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Frances Louise "Tommie" Ferguson

May 16, 1929 - April 2, 2014

Frances "Tommie" Ferguson, age 84 of Kingsport, passed away on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at her daughter's residence after a 15 month struggle. Frances was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a "home maker" who made her family the top priority in her life. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Milborn and Nettie Mae Morris; four sisters,...
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Mark Steven Rogers

July 16, 1963 - April 1, 2014

Mark Steven Rogers Mr. Mark Steven "Steve" Rogers, 50, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on April, 1st, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born on July 16th, 1963 in Kingsport, Tennessee to the late Paul and Jo Ann Rogers. Mark was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Jake. Left to cherish...
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Irene Crawford

December 15, 1926 - March 31, 2014

Irene Crawford, age 87 of Surgoinsville, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Church Hill Healthcare & Rehab.. Irene was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. Preceding her in death are her parents, Onnie and Georgia Phillips; sister, Rosalee Kerns; brother, Fred Phillips; and...
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Ruby Williams

November 17, 1918 - March 30, 2014

Ruby Williams, age 95, of Kingsport went to her Heavenly home on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Born in Hancock County, TN to the late Willie and Bertha Lamb, Ruby moved to Kingsport where she worked at Eastman for a short while. She was a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Ruby was a member of Trent's Valley Baptist Church in Sneedville, TN. She is preceded in death by her...
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Kathryn Manasa Smith Underwood

August 17, 1920 - March 29, 2014

Kathryn Manasa Smith Underwood, 93, widow of Perry Carroll Underwood, died peacefully on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Born in Kernersville, NC, she was the daughter of Gilmer and Alta Smith. Kay is survived by two daughters Beth Spratt and Connie McDowell; a son Terry Underwood; and four grandchildren, Cassie Winebarger, Emily Spratt, Scott Spratt, and Andrew Underwood. A private memorial...
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Wilma Bernice Rosser

May 29, 1916 - March 26, 2014

Wilma Bernice Rosser Wilma Bernice Rosser, age 97 of Kingsport, passed away quietly on March 26th, 2014 at Asbury Place of Kingsport with her family at her side. Born Wilma B. Watts in New London, Missouri, she was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Lillie Watts; as well as her husband of 67 years, Earl Rosser; her daughter, Joyce Ann O'Connell; sister, Frances Sykes; and brother,...
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Trula Dean Stoots "Tootie" Winkler

September 29, 1929 - March 19, 2014

Trula Dean Stoots "Tootie" Winkler, 84, of Kingsport, departed this life on March 19, 2014 at Appalachian Christian Village. She was born on September 29th, 1929 in Lebanon, Virginia to the late Dee and Mae Stoots, Sr. Tootie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Tootie was preceded in death by sisters, Mildred Rasnake, Marie Honaker...
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Harvey B. Murph, Jr.

January 5, 1922 - March 19, 2014

Harvey B. Murph, Jr., 92, of Kingsport, passed away on March 19, 2014. Mr. Murph, Jr., was born in Concord, North Carolina on January 5, 1922 to the late H.B. Murph, Sr. and Laura Stough Murph. He moved to the Kingsport area when he was around 12 years old. He grew up in the Indian Springs area and graduated from Blountville High School. Mr. Murph, Jr. soon began his career of forty-four...
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Marie M. Flanary

May 10, 1937 - March 17, 2014

Marie M. Flanary, 76, of Kingsport, went to her Heavenly home on Monday, March 17, 2014. She was born on May 10th, 1937 to the late Carl and Nannie Mullins. A native of Lee County and a graduate of Dryden High School, she graduated from National Business College in Knoxville, Tenn. Mrs. Flanary was retired from Daughtery Brothers Chevrolet, Inc. in Gate City, where she worked as office...
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Dewey (Beetle) Bert Bailey

May 24, 1924 - March 17, 2014

Mr. Dewey Bert (Beetle) Bailey, 89, of Kingsport, TN, died peacefully on March 17th, 2014. He was born on May 25th, 1924 in Dante, VA to the late William Emmett Bailey and Mattie Castle Bailey. He was a graduate of Dante High School and joined the U.S. Army to serve in the South Pacific during World War II. He was employed by Holston Defense Corporation for 40 years. He was active in...
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Grace Adams Webb

April 30, 1927 - March 13, 2014

Mrs. Grace Adams Webb, 86, of Church Hill, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Nova Health and Rehabilitation of Weber City, VA. Grace was born on April 30, 1927 in a long cabin in Kentucky. She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee Adams and Magnolia Bently Adams. She was a homemaker and a Lady of the Moose. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Webb; the...
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Margaret Simpson Conkin

May 7, 1926 - March 11, 2014

Margaret Simpson Conkin, 87, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a life-long resident of Kingsport. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and special friend. She also loved and enjoyed her church family at Glenwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Cletus V. Conkin;...
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Nina Joan Byerley

January 23, 1938 - March 10, 2014

Nina Joan Byerley, 76, went home to be with our Jesus, on Monday, March 10, 2014 She was the daughter of Luther and Chloa Carpenter. Nina was a wonderful mother and friend to many. Her generous spirit touched many lives. She loved quilting and arts and crafts of all types. Her favorite past time was playing hymns on the piano. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Left...
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Hazel Maureen Bledsoe

November 4, 1925 - March 7, 2014

Hazel Maureen Bledsoe Hazel Maureen Bledsoe, age 88 of Blountville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 7th, 2014. Maureen was born on November 4th, 1925 in Scott County, VA to the late Burley and Pearl (Lawson) Roller. She was a member of Silvers Chapel Baptist Church. Her whole life was devoted primarily to the loving and compassionate care of her family and friends. She was so...
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Palmer Sylvester Bernard

March 27, 1924 - March 4, 2014

Palmer Sylvester Bernard, 89, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Palmer was born on March 27, 1924 in Greene County, TN to the late Harry and Oda Bernard. He was a loving husband, father, a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a man of his word. He served his country as a Seabee in the US Navy during WWII. After his military service, he began his...
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Anita Doris Hobbs Puckett

July 17, 1939 - March 1, 2014

Anita Doris Hobbs Puckett Anita Doris Hobbs Puckett went to her heavenly home on Saturday, March 1st, 2014. Doris was born on July 17th, 1937 in Scott County, Virginia to the late John B. Hobbs and Leota Hobbs. She lived most of her life in Kingsport. She retired after many years of service from Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital as a Supervisor in the Housekeeping Department. Doris was a...
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David C. Nichols

June 14, 1948 - February 27, 2014

David C. Nichols, 65, passed away Thursday, February 27th, 2014. David was born in Lebanon, VA on June 14, 1948 to the late Henry K. and Mildred Hickam Nichols. Always smiling and exuberantly joyful, David seemingly never met a stranger. His sacrificial love and kind spirit, a fruit of his relationship with Jesus, leaves a legacy in the lives of so many. He was preceded in death by his...
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Audrey May Ligon

May 9, 1929 - February 26, 2014

Audrey May Ligon, 84, went to be with the Lord on February 26th, 2014 at the Wexford House in Kingsport. She was born in Norton, Virginia on May 9th, 1929 to the late Bill and Martha Cowden. Audrey had been a resident of Kingsport for over 50 years. Audrey was preceded in death by her husbands, Junior Brummitte and Ernie Ligon; one brother, Terry Cowden; one sister and brother-in-law,...
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Dola Lynn Guernsey King

December 13, 1951 - February 22, 2014

Dola Lynn Guernsey King Dola Lynn Guernsey King, age 62 of Kingsport, passed away on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Dola was born on December 13th, 1951 in South Haven, Michigan to the late Guy and Thelma (Wallace) Guernsey. She worked with her husband building custom made percussion instruments. Dola was a very loving wife, mother and...
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Helen Mayo Liddle

July 7, 1931 - February 14, 2014

Helen Mayo Liddle Helen Liddle, age 82 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center with her family by her side. Helen was born in Kingsport on July 7th, 1931 to the late Eugene and Dellia Kersey Mayo. She was a wonderful cook who especially loved baking birthday cakes for her family and friends. Helen was a loving wife,...
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Dorothy Elvina Boyd Holtzclaw Powers

December 8, 1917 - February 8, 2014

Dorothy Elvina Boyd Holtzclaw Powers Dorothy Elvina Boyd Holtzclaw Powers, age 96 of Johnson City, left this world on February 8th, 2014. Dottie was born on December 8th, 1917 in Kingsport and lived most of her life here. She worked in the Accounting Department at Tennessee Eastman Company. Dottie retired from this position on February 1st, 1978 after over 39 years of service. She moved...
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Loady Palmer Holbrook

February 10, 1947 - January 25, 2014

Loady Palmer Holbrook Loady Palmer Holbrook, age 66 of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Loady was born on February 10th, 1947 in Russell County, Virginia to the late Mack and Edith Marshall Holbrook. He served his country proudly in the United States Army, serving in Vietnam War. He owned and operated Loady's...
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Banner Wayne Turner

June 2, 1939 - January 23, 2014

Mr. Banner Wayne Turner, 74, beloved husband, father and friend, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Wayne was born in Nickelsville, Virginia on June 2nd, 1939. He retired from Holston Defense Corporation in 1991. He was a member of Colonial Heights Christian Church. He always loved a good joke. He enjoyed watching Atlanta Braves games, fishing, bird watching from his...
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Barbara P. Hood

June 18, 1947 - January 21, 2014

Barbara P. Hood, age 66 of Church Hill "won" her battle with cancer and joined her husband in Heaven on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Barbara was retired from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Hospital after 45 years of service. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and trips to Dollywood with her grandson Seth. Barbara was a member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church but had been attending...
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Louise B. Overbay

October 6, 1944 - January 20, 2014

Mrs. Louise B. Overbay, 69 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Louise was born on October 6th, 1944 in Kingsport, Tennessee to the late Mr. Keith Boggs and Mrs. Georgia Hall Boggs. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She had a passion for cooking and loved to shop. Louise was known for the...
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Sylvia A. (Ann) Moss

March 1, 1937 - January 18, 2014

Sylvia A. (Ann) Moss Sylvia A. Moss, age 76 of Kingsport, passed away on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 at Wexford House following a lengthy illness. Sylvia was born in Atlanta, GA to the late D.C. and Lena Belle Staton. She had lived in Kingsport for the last 50 years. Sylvia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her...
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Ada Munsey Ford

April 23, 1921 - January 13, 2014

Ada Munsey Ford Ada Munsey Ford, age 92, died at The Wexford House on Monday, January 13th, 2014. She was born in Blackwater, Virginia to the late Adrian and Maudie Roberts Munsey. Ada retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 33 years of service. She loved to crochet, knit and do crafts. She was a member of Fordtown Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Ada is preceded in...
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Lois Emogene Linkous

February 18, 1921 - January 12, 2014

Lois Emogene Linkous, age 92 of Kingsport, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 12th, 2014 with her two granddaughters by her side. She was born on February 18th, 1921 to the late Robert and Nevada Jennings. Mrs. Linkous was a devout Christian and loved the Lord with all of her heart. In addition to her parents Lois was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Edith P. Ketron

November 10, 1918 - January 12, 2014

Mrs. Edith P. Ketron, 95 of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 12th, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born on November 10th, 1918 to the late Jesse and Ida Mae Proffitt. Edith was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. Other than her family, her passion was teaching. She loved teaching Sunday school and did so for...
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Hazel P. Glsdson

July 16, 1938 - January 5, 2014

Hazel P. Gladson, age 75 of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Hazel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of Charity Chapel Baptist Church. Preceding her in death are her parents, Russell and Myrtle Smith. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 56 years, Charles Gladson; three daughters, Debora Johnson and...
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Willa Bishop Jessee

August 19, 1930 - January 2, 2014

Mrs. Willa Bishop Jessee, 83 of Kingsport, departed this life on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014. She was born on August 19, 1930 in Shady Valley, Tennessee to the late M.F. Bishop and Goldie Bishop. Willa married Lowell "Don" Jessee in 1957 and lived for many years in Fairfax, VA. She was a nurse, a preschool teacher and member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church. Upon retirement, they moved to...
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Frances Frye Reed

March 31, 1934 - December 29, 2013

Frances Frye Reed of Mt. Juliet; formally of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 28th, 2013. Frances was born in Saltville, Virginia to the late George Montgomery Frye and Inez Henderson Frye. She graduated from E.T.S.U with a Masters Degree in English Literature. She taught English for over 30 years, beginning at Bluff City High School, followed by tenures at...
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George Henry Allen

January 20, 1938 - December 29, 2013

Mr. George Henry Allen, 75 of Church Hill, passed away on Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at Holston Valley Medical Center, with his family by his side. George was born on January 20th, 1938 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late George B. and Sylvia P. Allen. He lived there until moving to Kingsport in 1961 and retired from Holston Defense after 34 years service. He served in the United...
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Ronald "Ron" Edward Jones

March 16, 1941 - December 24, 2013

Ronald "Ron" Jones Ronald "Ron" Jones, age 72 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. Ron retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 35 years of service. He served as a volunteer fireman with the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department. He was a Kingsport Mets Booster from 1985 to 1990 and served as a host family to many of the players. Ron was a loving...
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Louise Keene

March 22, 1944 - December 19, 2013

Louise Keene, 69 of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 22, 1944 in Kingsport, Tennessee to the late Mr. Samuel J. and Mrs. Mary Pendleton Kyle. She was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church in Kingsport. Louise was preceded in death by daughter, Stephanie Smith. Surviving are daughters, Vanessa Keene and...
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Louis Popp, Jr.

January 30, 1924 - December 14, 2013

Louis Popp, Jr. Louis Popp, Jr., age 89 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 14th, 2013. Louis was born in Russell County, Virginia on January 30th, 1924 to the late Louis and Lilly Souche Popp. Louis retired from Pittston Mining Company. He served his country proudly during World War II (1943 – 1946) in the United States Army. He attended Tabernacle Baptist...
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Rachel Carleene Shelton

March 20, 1931 - December 14, 2013

Rachel Carleene Shelton, 82 of Kingsport, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Born in Lebanon, Virginia, she resided in Kingsport her entire adult life. She was a long-time member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church in Kingsport. In addition to her parents, Ballard and Ella Garrett, Carleene was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 53 years, Dan Shelton on January 31, 2011;...
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Carrie M. Mellon

October 4, 1924 - December 13, 2013

Carrie M. Mellon, age 89 of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 13th, 2013. Carrie was born on October 4th, 1924 to the late Patrick Monroe and Rosie Estep Begley. She was employed for many years by Shoney's. She later volunteered for the neighborhood service center. In addition to her parents, Carrie was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Lynn Barnett, Sr.;...
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Rebecca "Beckie" Herron Dade

November 1, 1947 - December 13, 2013

Rebecca "Beckie" Herron Dade Rebecca "Beckie" Herron Dade, 66 of Kingsport, passed away on Friday, December 13th, 2013. Beckie was born on November 1st, 1947 in Bristol, Virginia. She moved to Kingsport at the age of 6. She has been a member of First Christian Church of Kingsport since age 16. It was there that she met her future husband, Robert "Bob" Dade. They were married for 47...
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George A. McGuire

September 20, 1920 - December 11, 2013

Reverend George A. McGuire, 93, laid down his earthly body on December 11, 2013, and took on his incorruptible body at The Mennowood in Newport News, VA. George was a long time resident of Kingsport, Tennessee and Kathleen, Florida. During high school, George briefly worked for the Kingsport Foundry and upon graduation went to work for the Tennessee Eastman from which he retired with over...
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Nina Pauline McDavid Culbertson Bise

November 7, 1928 - December 11, 2013

Mrs. Nina Pauline McDavid Culbertson Bise, 85, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 after a brief illness. She was born on November 7, 1928 to the late Farley and Viola Trivett McDavid. Nina was a loving mother, mamaw and great-mamaw. She loved gardening and cooking for her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill. Nina was...
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Andrew "Andy" Sensabaugh

October 11, 1952 - December 9, 2013

Andrew "Andy" Sensabaugh, age 61 of Kingsport, died on Monday, December 9th, 2013. Andy was a kind, gentle person who loved to fish. He was an avid college football fan who followed his favorite college football team; The University of Tennessee Volunteers – "Go Vols!" He loved to study American History; especially the Civil War. He was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist...
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Carl Douglas "Doug" Hood

December 16, 1945 - December 8, 2013

Carl Douglas Hood, age 67 of Church Hill went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Doug was born in Scott County, Virginia to the late, Hollie and Ona Hood, and lived in Church Hill most of his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a 32nd degree Mason and an Army Veteran, serving from 1963-1965. He was a avid deer hunter and outdoorsman. ...
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Norma L. Martin

July 9, 1946 - December 5, 2013

Mrs. Norma L. Martin, 67, of Kingsport, TN; went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. She was born in Elkton, Maryland on July 9th, 1946 to the late Harry A. Boyer and Louise M. Boyer. Norma has been a resident of Kingsport for the last 50 years. She attended Horton's Chapel. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 49 years, Donald N. Martin; sons, Donald N....
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Nora Harris Lard

March 23, 1934 - December 1, 2013

Nora Harris Lard Nora Harris Lard, age 79 of Mt. Carmel, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, December 1st, at her home. Nora was born on March 23rd, 1934 in Culleoka, Tennessee to the late Joe Cletus Harris and Olive Stromeyer Harris. Nora was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
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Robert Dee Stinnett

March 21, 1992 - November 27, 2013

Robert Dee Stinnett Mr. Robert Dee Stinnett, 21, of Johnson City, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday November 27, 2013. Robert was born in Johnson City on March 21, 1992 to Annie and David Stinnett. He was the eldest of four children. He was a student of Science Hill High School. Robert's greatest joy in life was being surrounded by his classmates and his loving family. He was...
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Harlan Joe Fraser

July 11, 1929 - November 22, 2013

Mr. Harlan Joe Fraser, 84, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2013 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Harlan was born on July 11, 1929 in Dallas County, Iowa to the late Joseph Alexander Fraser and Mildred Mary Spear Fraser. His hometown was Algona, Iowa. He served in the Navy from 1946-1950 and graduated from Iowa State University in 1954. He was employed at Eastman...
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Tim Marsh

October 22, 1957 - November 20, 2013

Tim Marsh, 56, a resident of Greeneville for the last six years, departed this life on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was an Army Veteran and worked as a cook and owned his own restaurant "Casa Chiquita" in Palm City, FL. Tim was an avid horseman and animal lover. Surviving are his parents, John and Joan Marsh of Greeneville; sister, Beth...
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Alfred Paul Stapleton

March 1, 1932 - November 18, 2013

Alfred Paul Stapleton Mr. Alfred Paul Stapleton, 81, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on November 18, 2013. Paul was born in Mooresburg, Tennessee on March 1, 1932 to the late William C. Stapleton and Amanda Francis Lawson Stapleton. He was a brick mason in the construction industry and served in the U.S. Army, 38th Infantry Regiment, CO 3D Battalion. He is preceded in death...
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Marsha Owens Smith

September 24, 1950 - November 17, 2013

Mrs. Marsha Owens Smith, 63, of Church Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at her residence. Marsha was born on September 24, 1950 to Raymond Leon Owens and Drucella Gaynell Owens. She graduated from Ketron High School, worked at Holston Valley Medical Center and owned Marsha's Styling Studio in Church Hill. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great...
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Opal Ashburn

April 26, 1926 - November 10, 2013

Opal Rainwater Ashburn Opal Rainwater Ashburn, age 87 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at Holston Manor. Born in Ethel, West Virginia, Opal was the daughter of the late David and Pearl (Lawson) Rainwater. She lived the majority of her life in Kingsport. Opal worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant. She was of the Baptist faith. Opal was a loving wife,...
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Mildred Ruth Weigel Blair

March 28, 1924 - November 8, 2013

Mildred Ruth Weigel Blair, 89 formerly of Kingsport, TN, was called home to heaven on Friday November 8, 2013. She was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church where she was very active in the senior program until moving to Georgia in 2006. Mildred was the daughter of the late Jesse and Trula Weigel of the Ramsey community in Knox County, TN. She was preceded in death by her loving...
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James Lowell Baker

April 22, 1921 - November 8, 2013

James Lowell Baker, age 92 of Kingsport, went to glory on November 8th, 2013. Born in Wise County, Virginia, James was the son of the late J.W. and Flora Baker. James was a veteran of World War II. He served as a staff sergeant in the Signal Corps attached to the 101st Airborne Division. He served in campaigns in Normandy, Northern France and Germany. James was a 34 year employee of the...
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Amelia Alyce Hurst

May 26, 1937 - November 7, 2013

Amelia Alyce Hurst, 76, of Kingsport, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Amelia was born on May 26, 1937 in Louisville, Mississippi to the late Joseph and Tommie Sue Porter. She was recruited from Mississippi State College for Women by Tennessee Eastman. Amelia was a member of Colonial Heights Christian Church, an elementary school teacher and enjoyed...
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Margaret Lucille "Lucy" Glymp

December 31, 1924 - October 27, 2013

Margaret Lucille "Lucy" Glymp Margaret Lucille "Lucy" Glymp, 88, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on October 27, 2013 at her home. She was born on December 31, 1924 in Roda, Virginia to the late John Russell and Julie Frazier Russell. Margaret was of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith. She loved working with her flowers and was a very loving mother and companion. Margaret is preceded...
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Mabel June Parks Johnson

June 29, 1933 - October 27, 2013

Mrs. Mabel June Parks Johnson Mabel June Parks Johnson, 80, of Kingsport, went home to be with our Lord and savior on Sunday, October 27, 2013 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. June was born to Samuel and Anna Lou Parks on June 29, 1933 in Nickelsville, VA. June married Calvin Johnson in August 1950 and was a loving wife and mother to their three children. She worked at ITT...
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Audley "Coy" Bishop

November 8, 1923 - October 26, 2013

Audley "Coy" Bishop Audley "Coy" Bishop, age 89 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Bishop was born on November 8th, 1923 in Duffield, Virginia. He was the son of the late Conley and Elizabeth Mosley Bishop. Coy lived the majority of his life in Kingsport. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II...
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Betty Carolyn Crumley

December 21, 1964 - October 23, 2013

Betty Carolyn Crumley Mrs. Betty Carolyn Crumley, 48, of Kingsport, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. Betty was a loving wife and mother that enjoyed baking and decorating cakes. She was a devout Christian and member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a woman that always thought more about family than she did herself. She...
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