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Saturday 04/25/2015
Badger, Eric Otis

Eric Otis Badger Eric Otis Badger, age 18, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Akard ...

Booher, Phillip

Phillip David Booher Sr. Phillip David Booher, Sr., age 63, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Weaver Funera...

Cole, Dorothy

Dorothy Helton Grace Cole MEADOWVIEW, Va. Dorothy Helton Grace Cole, 90, Meadowview, Va., died in Abingdon, Va., Thursday, April 23, 2015. A lifelong resident of Washington County, she was a member...

Copenhaver, Larry

Larry Odell Copenhaver Larry Odell Copenhaver, age 65, of Wytheville, Va., passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. He was born January 17, 1950 in Wythe County, and was preceded in death by his mother,...

Goodman, Lena

Lena Frances Goodman Lena Frances Goodman passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Cambridge House in Bristol, Tennessee. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Ap...

Jessee, Mary Ella

Mary Ella Jessee ROANOKE, Va. Mary Ella Jessee, age 94, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Pheasant Ridge Nursing and Rehab in Roanoke, Va. Mary was born February 4, 1921, in Russell County; ...

Joines, Vernie

Vernie L. Joines CHILHOWIE, Va. Vernie Lee Joines, 71, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at his home in Chilhowie. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Gros...

Kelsey, Carl

Carl J. Kelsey Jr. Carl J. Kelsey, Jr., of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. He accepted the Lord as his Savior early in his ...

Leonard, Shirley

Shirley Malone Leonard Shirley Malone Leonard, age 79, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Greystone Health Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by Weaver Funeral ...

Manning, Wayne

Wayne "Fuzz" Manning Wayne "Fuzz" Manning, age 72, of Bluff City, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born April 22, 1943 ...

Meadows, James

James V. Meadows James Virgil Meadows, age 43, of Blountville, Tenn., died of a heart attack at his residence on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday,...

Miller, Enoch

Enoch Lilburn Miller "E.L." Enoch Lilburn Miller "E.L.", 91, of Kingsport, Tenn., passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015. Mr. Miller was born in Natural Tunnel, Va., to the late S...

Murray, Shirley

Shirley Jean Snapp Murray Shirley Jean Snapp Murray, age 77, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Cambridge House after a long illness. Funeral services will be held ...

Neal, Meagan

Meagan Nicole Neal Meagan Nicole Neal, age 27, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born July 15, 1987. She was prec...

Roberts, Ethel

Ethel Ellen Roberts Ethel Ellen Roberts, age 89, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with The Lord on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in the Wellmont Hospice House with her family by her side. She was born May...

Simmons, Lora

Lora Florek Simmons KINGSPORT Lora Florek Simmons, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Wexford House following an extended illness. Mrs. Simmons was born in Delaware, Maryland and grew ...

Stophel, Minnie

Minnie Belle Stophel ABINGDON, Va. Minnie Belle Stophel, age 88, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at her home. The funeral service for Minnie Belle Stophel will be held Saturday, April 25, 20...

Tester, Shirley Ann

Shirley Ann Eldridge Tester Shirley Ann Eldridge Tester, age 58, of Kingsport, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at her residence. The committal service and interment will...

Walls, Stanley

Stanley Walls Stanley Walls, age 63, of Konnarock, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. He was a life long resident of Konnarock, ...

Friday 04/24/2015
Badger, Eric Otis

Eric Otis Badger Eric Otis Badger, age 18, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He attended Central High School and would have graduated in May. He was a member of G...

Bassar, Nancy Virginia

Nancy Virginia Clark Bassar RICH VALLEY, Va. Nancy Virginia Clark Bassar, 95, left to be with Our Lord on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Just as her wit and wisdom were celebrated in life, so shall her lo...

Blankenship, Charlotte

Charlotte Rita Widener Blankenship Charlotte Rita Widener Blankenship, age 68, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Wellmont Hospice House. A funeral servi...

Debusk, Jimmy

Jimmy H. DeBusk Jimmy H. DeBusk, age 79, of Blountville, Tenn., went peacefully home on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at Shelby Hil...

FRIAR, MARTHA

Martha Friar Martha Friar, age 65, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Wellmont Hospice House, where she worked as a registered nurse for the last 15 years. She was born Sept. 24,...

Fiddle, Shelby

Shelby Jean Fiddle Shelby Jean Fiddle, age 78, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Tazewell, Virginia. She was born in Swords Creek, Virginia, and was the daughter o...

Gilreath, Jerrell

Jerrell Gilreath God took his son, Jerrell Wayne Gilreath, 69, into His arms Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Though he will be greatly missed in this life, we are sure to be with him in heaven. The funera...

Goodman, Lena

Lena Frances Goodman Lena Frances Goodman passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Cambridge House in Bristol, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Toby Lewis Goodman; and a sis...

Gregory, James

James "Jim" Gregory LEBANON, Va. To some people, his seems a full but ordinary life: attended Honaker High School, served overseas in the Air Force, father to one daughter, long time Loco...

Haynes, James

James "Jim" C. Haynes James "Jim" Haynes, 93, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Wellmont Hospice in Bristol, Tennessee. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 24...

Joines, Vernie

Vernie L. Joines CHILHOWIE, Va. Vernie Lee Joines, 71, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at his home in Chilhowie. Vernie was a member of the Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include h...

Lilley, Lloyd

Lloyd Lilley Lloyd Lilley, 82, of Bristol, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at his home in Bristol. A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015, ...

Mason, Mildred

Mildred Virginia DeBord Mason Mildred Virginia DeBord Mason, age 95, of Bristol, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 20, 2015 at Wellmont Hospice. Graveside services will be held on...

Murray, Shirley

Shirley Jean Snapp Murray Shirley Jean Snapp Murray, age 77, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Cambridge House after a long illness. She was born in Blountville to...

Smith, Gary

Gary Randel Smith Gary Randel Smith, age 59, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 24...

Stophel, Minnie

Minnie Belle Stophel ABINGDON, Va. Minnie Belle Stophel, age 88, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at her home. Minnie attended Wyndale United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with he...

Taylor, Joy L.

Joy L. Taylor Joy L. Taylor 82, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Walter and Georgia Clybur...

Tester, Shirley

Shirley Ann Eldridge Tester Shirley Ann Eldridge Tester, age 58, of Kingsport, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at her residence. The funeral service for Mrs. Tester will...

Thursday 04/23/2015
Bassar, Nancy Virginia

Nancy Virginia Clark Bassar RICH VALLEY, Va. Nancy Virginia Clark Bassar, 95, left to be with Our Lord on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Virginia, also known affectionately as 'Bets' by her immediate fami...

Blankenship, Charlotte

Charlotte Rita Widener Blankenship Charlotte Rita Widener Blankenship, age 68, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Wellmont Hospice House. She was born Oc...

Carter, William

William Ralph Carter Jr. ATKINS, Va. William Ralph Carter, Jr. age 56, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. He was born in Smyth County, Va., to ...

Connell, Jackie

Jackie W. Connell Jackie W. Connell, age 66, of Bristol, Va., passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a loving father and grandfather. He was a ve...

DeBusk, Jimmy

Jimmy H. DeBusk Jimmy H. DeBusk, age 79, of Blountville, Tenn., went peacefully home on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. DeBusk was born October 29, 1935, and live...

Dillow, Charles

Charles Dane Dillow GLADE SPRING, Va. Charles Dane Dillow, age 58 passed away on Tuesday April 21, 2015, at his home in Glade Spring, Va. He was born in Marion, Va. and was preceded in death by his...

Garland, Shirley

Shirley Burton Garland Shirley Burton Garland, age 72, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Lakebridge Healthcare. She was a native of Castlewood, Va., and a daughter of the late ...

Gilreath, Jerrell

Jerrell Gilreath God took his son, Jerrell Wayne Gilreath, 69, into His arms Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Though he will be greatly missed in this life, we are sure to be with him in heaven. He is surv...

Gregory, James

James "Jim" Gregory LEBANON, Va. James "Jim" Gregory, age 81, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the fami...

Haynes, James

James "Jim" C. Haynes James "Jim" Haynes, 93, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Wellmont Hospice in Bristol, Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his parents, Caleb and E...

Hess, Allie

Allie Rowe Hess Mrs. Allie Rowe Hess, age 88, of Rowe, Virginia, was called to her heavenly home on Monday, April 20, 2015, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Allie Rowe Hess was born in Skeggs, Vir...

Lilley, Lloyd

Lloyd Lilley Lloyd Lilley, 82, of Bristol, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at his home in Bristol. He was born in Bristol, Va. on May 19, 1932, a son of the late Pauline Wright Li...

Marshall, Armeldia

Armeldia Elizabeth Jane Marshall Armeldia Elizabeth Jane Marshall, age 71, of Mount Rainier, Md., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2015 at her home. Born February 1, 1944 in Russell Coun...

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