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24 February 1970
Oscar F Moore
Castlewood, Va.
Oscar F. Moore, 65, died of an apparent heart attack in his residence at Route 3, Castlewood, Va. Sunday afternoon.
Moore was a member of the Mountain View Methodist Church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Georgia Porter Moore; one brother, Mr. J.W. Moore of Bristol, Va.; and two sisters, Mrs. R.P. Meade of North Tazewell, Va., and Mrs. W.S. Burke of Kingsport.
The Lebanon Funeral Home of Lebanon Va. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

28 February 1970
U.S. Air Force Capt. Roy L. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Davis of 911 Riverside Ave. has arrived for duty at Hickam AFB, Hawaii.
Capt. Davis, an administrative officer, is assigned in the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron, a unit of the Military Airlift Command which provides global airlift for U.S. military forces. He previously was assigned at Forbes AFB, Kan. and has also served in the Republic of Korea.
A 1953 graduate of Lebanon (Va.) High School, the Capt and earned his B.S. degree at East Tennessee State University. He received his commission in 1963 upon completion of Officers Training School at Lackland AFB, Tex.
His wife, Ramona, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Granbaver, Prineville, Ore.

28 March 1970
Fannie Bethel
Weber City
Fannie Davis Bethel, 51, a former resident of Scott County, was dead on arrival at a Detroit hospital at 8:00 PM today after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Surviving are her husband, Ray Bethel of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Jennings of Weber City, Mrs. Willie Elam of Lebanon, Va.; one half sister, Mrs. Ida Lawson of Kingsport; and one brother, Garvey Davis of Gate City.
Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

9 April 1970
Keith, Dallas Oakley, Jr.
Funeral services for Dallas Oakley Keith, Jr., eight year old Lebanon, Va. youth who died after he was hit by a car near Lebanon, Va., will be 2:00 PM Friday at the Grassy Creek Union Church at Route 2, Castlewood. Officiating will be the Rev. Buddy Eugene Burke and the Rev. H.G. Music, Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cousins will serve as pallbearers. The body will be returned to the residence of the grandmother, Mrs. Irene Hartsock of Route 1, Nickelsville, Va. this afternoon from the Lebanon Funeral Home. Lebanon Funeral Home in Lebanon, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

7 May 1970
Mrs. Carrie Dodson
Rogersville
Mrs. Carrie Dodson, 73, of Rogersville Route 7 died at her brother's home in Surgionsville at 12:45 AM Wednesday.
The brother, Ace Adams, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Cross of Lebanon, Va. survive.
Colboch-Price Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

19 August 1970 Hattie Musick
Bristol
Miss Hattie Musick, 60, died at a Johnson City hospital at noon Tuesday following a lingering illness. She was a former resident of Lebanon, Va., and a member of the Apostolic Church.
Survivors include her father, Ed Musick, Bristol; brothers, Emory, Indianapolis; Dallas, Nickelsville; Dan, Clyde and Carol Musick, all of Bristol; sisters, Mrs. M.L. Horton, Mrs. Frank (Madge) Herndon Jr., Mrs. John E. (Carolyn) Salyer, all of Kingsport; Mrs. Eula Boling and Mrs. Hazel Beck, both of Bristol, and Mrs. Claude (Myrtle) Tate, Johnson City.
Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

21 August 1970
Mrs. Anna George
Castlewood
Mrs. Anna D. George, 80, died in a Lebanon, Va., hospital Thursday morning after a lingering illness.
She was a resident of Castlewood Route 2 and a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving are sons Herbert W. of Nickelsville; Deward W., St. Cloud, Fla., and Gordon E. George, Suffolk, Va.; daughters, Mrs. John Baker, Castlewood, and Mrs. Helen Shell, Kingsport; a brother, Arnold Thomas, Coeburn; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
The Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
George, Mrs. Anna
Funeral services for Mrs.Anna D. George of Route 2 Castlewood, Va, who died Thursday at the age of 80, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday in Grassy Creek Union Church. The Rev. Roy Redding, Rev. Banner Taylor, and Rev. George Collingsworth will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Lebanon Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 10 PM Friday. The Lebanon Funeral Home, Lebanon, Va. is in charge.

3 September 1970
Mrs. Myrtle Murph
Mrs. Myrtle King Murph, 72, 217 Warrior Drive, died at 4:00 AM Wednesday following a lengthy illness in Munal(?) Clinic.
A native of Russell County, Va., Mrs. Murph came to Kingsport in 1939 when she married H.B. Murph, Sr. who preceded her in death January 7, 1970. She was a member of the Colonial Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors are one step daughter, Mrs. H.C. Deifenderler of Leeds, Ala.; two step sons, Ford Murph and H.H. Murph, Jr. both of Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Earnest Dale, of Lebanon, Va.; one brother, Earl King of Abingdon, Va.; six step-grandchildren.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

22 September 1970
Fugate, Mrs. Mary A.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Fugate, 82, who died Sunday morning will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday in the Lebanon Funeral Home Chapel, Lebanon, Va. with the Rev. Roy Redding officiating. Burial will follow in the Fugate family cemetery. Pallbearers will be John C. Baker, Dan Mason, Jack Campbell, Robert Baker, Robert Porter, and Fred Meade. The body will remain at the funeral home. The Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

21 October 1970
Dee K. Stoots
Dee K. Stoots, 73, 2300 Millye St., passed away at 8:50 AM Tuesday following a short illness.
He was born in Lebanon, Va., and moved to Kingsport in 1947. He was a retired construction employee and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mae Bussey Stoots, daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Mildred) Rasnake, Lebanon, Mrs. Willard C. (Marle) Honaker, Kingsport, Mrs. David (Aneva) Rigsby, Knoxville, Mrs. Trula Winkler, Kingsport, Mrs. James C. (Dearlene) Robbins, Kingsport; son Dee K. Stoots, Jr., Kingsport; sisters, Mrs. Emma Whidden, Georgia, Mrs. Clabe Osborne, and Mrs. Fletcher Little, both of Pikeville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Stoots, Dee K., Sr.
Funeral services for Dee K. Stoots, Sr., 73, will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Lebanon, Va., with the Rev. Ralph Cook, the Rev. Ronald Sproles, and the Rev. Scott Campbell officiating. Burial will be in West Hills Cemetery in Lebanon, Va. The body will be taken to the home, 2300 Millye St. at 11:00 AM Wednesday. On Thursday the body will be taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Rasnake in Lebanon, Va. where it will remain until the hour of service. The family will receive friends at the home in Lebanon Thursday evening. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

31 October 1970
Sidney L. Whited
Honaker, Va
Sidney L. Whited,64, died Friday afternoon in a Lebanon, Va. hospital.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hazel Pearman Whited; son, James Sydney Whited of Radford, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Bill Lineback, Kingsport, and Mrs. Leon Salley, Lebanon; brothers, Don, Kingsport and F.K. Whited, Dunnellen, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
The Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

19 December 1970
Grover C. Candler
Grover C. Candler Sr., 85, died at his home on Akard St. (Church Hill Route 6) at 5:00 PM Friday after a lengthy illness.
A self employed tradesmen and farmer, he was born in Russell County, Va., and moved to Kingsport in 1940. He was a member of Long Island United Methodist Church and of Masonic Lodge No. 251 in Lebanon, Va.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Fortner Candler; daughters, Mrs. Charlie (Ruth) Adams of Hampton Ga.; Mrs. Elizabeth Porter, Bristol, Va., and Mrs. Louise O'Neil, Boston; sons, John W. and Bill G., Kingsport; Paul E., Simpsonville, S.C.; Hunter Bryce, Tucker, Ga., and Grover C. Candler, Jr., Dorchester, Mass.; sisters, Mrs. Maxie Lynd, Erwin; Mrs. Ruth Owen, Roanoke; Mrs. Eva Adams, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Lou Phillips, Hampton, Va., and Mrs. Gladys McAllister, Richmond, Va.; brothers, William J., Richmond and E.P. Candler, North Tazewell, Va.; 32 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

7 January 1971
A.L. Johnson
Lebanon, Va.
A.L. (Abe) Johnson, 86, died Wednesday morning at a hospital here after a long illness. He was a retired Russell County farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his widow Mrs. Mary Johnson; sons Clarence and Claude, both of Kingsport, and Howard Johnson, El Paso, Tex.; a foster son, Harold Sword, Lebanon; daughters, Mrs. Roosevelt Mudder, Lebanon; Mrs. Cletus Johnson, Dayton Ohio, and Mrs. Claude Jennings, New Carlise, Ohio; step daughters, Mrs. J.C. Garrett, Lebanon; Mrs. Palmer Mead, Kingsport and Mrs. Anthony Boardwine, Cedar Bluff, Va.; and 51 grandchildren.
Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Johnson, A.L. (Abe)
Funeral services for A.L. (Abe) Johnson, 86, Lebanon, Va., will be conducted Friday at 1:00 PM at Lebanon Funeral Home with the Rev. E.L. Penick and the Rev. Albert Harden officiating. Burial will follow in the Johnson family cemetery. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 10 pm Thursday at Lebanon Funeral Home. The Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

5 February 1971
Taylor, Billy Crafton
Funeral services for Billie Crafton Taylor, 30, Lebanon, Va. will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday at the Lebanon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Albert Harden and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. Burial will be in the Russell Memorial Cemetery at Lebanon. Pallbearers are Larry Bates, Ben Francisco, James Duty, Daniel Duty, Giles Gibson and Teddy Gibson. The body will remain at the funeral home. The Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

13 February 1971
Oscar P. Dale
Castlewood
Oscar Patton Dale, 89, died at 1:30 PM Friday in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Two brothers, the Rev. Ernest Dale of Lebanon, Va., and Sam Dale, Ashtabula, Ohio, survive.
Huff-Cook Funeral Home of St. Paul, Va. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

3 March 1971
Edgar H. Stapleton
Nickelsville
Edgar Hagan Stapleton, 75, died at his home in the Free Hill Community early Tuesday morning following an extended illness. He was a farmer and a member of the Free Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Laura Fleener Stapleton; son, Wayne Stapleton, Nickelsville; daughters, Mrs. Ira (Cleo) Ratliff, Ashland, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Curt Harlow, McVeigh, Ky., Mrs. Effie Harlow, Pine Fork, Ky.; brothers, Hal Stapleton, Lebanon, Va., Ernest and Charlie Stapleton, both of Nickelsville, and J.W. Stapleton, Lebanon, Va.; and four grandchildren.
Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, is in charge of arrangements.

4 March 1971
Cynthia G. Jessee
Lebanon
Miss Cynthia (Cindy) Gay Jessee, 12, died in a Lebanon, Va., hospital Wednesday morning following a three months illness. She was a 6th grade student at Lebanon Elementary School and attended the Lebanon Baptist Church.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy A. Jessee; brother, Allen Jessee, Lebanon; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. L.S. Anderson, Lebanon.
Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

7 May 1971
J.S. Carter
Lebanon, Va.
J.S. (Jack) Carter, 68, died in a Roanoke a hospital Wednesday evening after a brief illness.
An employee of the Appalachian Electric Power Company for 45 years, he recently retired as administrative assistant at the Carbo plant.
He was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church, a charter member and past president of the Lebanon Lions Club and a member and past worshipful master of Lebanon Masonic Lodge No. 251
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Delcie Carter; son, Jack, Jr., of West Palm Beach, Fla.; brother, Ralph Carter, Gate City; sisters, Mrs. Charlie Larry and Miss Lillian Carter, Florence, Ala.; and one granddaughter.
The Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

21 May 1971
C.C. Terry
C.C. Terry, 72, 821 Myrtle St. died early Thursday morning in Holston Valley Community Hospital. He has been in the hospital for the past four weeks.
Born in Russell County, Va., Terry came to Kingsport in 1915. He attended Business College in Johnson City in 1919 and owned and operated Terry Electric Company in Bristol from 1941 until 1958 when he sold his business and came back to Kingsport to live. He had been in the real estate business for the past 13 years and was presently associated with V.C. Myers, Inc. He was a member of the First Broad Street United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. C.C. (Grace Light) Terry of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Vance of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mrs. John (Helen) McQueen of Tulsa, Okla.; Four sisters, Mrs. E.M. (Louise) Maul of Kingsport, Mrs. Charles (Eva) Booth of Oakland, Calif., Mrs.F.F. (Katherine) Purdy of Republic of Panama, and Mrs. Jeff (Elizabeth) Taylor of Lebanon, Va.; two brothers, Carl H. Terry of Kingsport, and James P. Terry of Chicago, Ill.; Four grandsons; and one great granddaughter.
Hamlet-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

21 May 1971
Mrs. Amanda Dye
Swords Creek
Mrs. Amanda Eva Dye, 84, died Thursday in a Richlands, Va. hospital following a long illness.
Survivors include daughters, Mrs.H.K. Barrett, Kingsport, Mrs. Victor Osborne, Weber City, Mrs. Stuart Hale, Swords Creek, and Mrs. Pauline Saunders, Lynchburg, Va.;
sons, Claude, Swords Creek, Holbert, Muncie Ind., R.J., Newcastle, Ind., and James Dye, Vinton, Va.; Sisters Mrs. Grace Davis, Swords Creek; brothers, Russell, Swords Creek, and Bert Call, Akron Ohio; 32 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren.
Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

28 May 1971
Miss Smith To Marry
Miss Martha Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Tritt of Lebanon, Va., and Ernest M. Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Hill of 2217 Sherwood, will exchange their wedding vows Friday at 7:00 PM
Vows will be said in an open church ceremony at Sunset Methodist Church.

16 July 1971
Dr. G.D. Davidson
Johnson City
Funeral and burial are scheduled at Mountain Home Friday for Dr. G.D. Davidson, brother of Otis R. Davidson of Kingsport.
Dr. Davidson, 81, was born and Scott County and practiced dentistry in Lebanon, Va. He was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors also include three other brothers, L. Massey and C.S. Davidson, both of Gate City, and Luther E. Davidson, Roanoke, Va.; and sisters, Mrs. Lelian Haun, Bristol; Mrs. Clara Martin, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Estelle Howland, Washington, DC
Hartman Funeral Home of Johnson City is in charge of funeral arrangements.

24 July 1971
Rasnake, Sheldon H.
Funeral services for Sheldon H. Rasnake will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM at Lebanon Funeral Home Chapel in Lebanon, Va. Mr. Carson Powers will officiate. Burial will be in the Rasnake family cemetery on Sandy Ridge. The body will remain at the Lebanon Funeral Home. Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

13 August 1971
James B. Bostic Sr.
Castlewood, Va
James B. Bostic, Sr., 71, died Wednesday following in a lingering illness in a Lebanon, Va. hospital. He was a member of the Grassy Creek M.E. Church and a member of the Stewart Chapel Masonic Lodge for 49 years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Isaacs Bostic; two sons, Walter Bostic, Castlewood, Va.; Dr. James B. Bostic Jr., Virginia Beach, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Curtis Sue Mays, Dungannon, Va.; two brothers, Walter Sterling Bostic, Castlewood, Va., C.H. Bostic, Kingsport; and eight grandchildren.
Lebanon Funeral Home, Lebanon, Va. is in charge.

19 August 1971
Breeding, Mrs. Mima J.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mima J. Breeding will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday at the Oak Grove Baptist Church near Lebanon, Virginia with the Rev. Efford Adams, Rev. L.G. Herndon, and the Rev. Allen B. Walsh officiating. Burial will be in the Greene family cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The body will remain at the Lebanon Funeral Home until one hour before the service. Lebanon Funeral Home of Lebanon, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

8 September 1971
George Peery
George Edward Peery, 69, Route 8, Kingsport (Indian Springs Community) died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Monday afternoon after a brief illness. He was born in Tazewell County, Va. and a retired employee of Mason-Dixon. He was a member of Holston View Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Lee Peery, of the residence; one daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Margarette) Williams, Kingsport; two sons, Jack and James Peery, both of York, Penn.; one sister, Mrs. Harmon Jackson, Lebanon, Va.; one brother, Clarence Peery, Bluefield, W.Va.; six grandchildren.
Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

16 September 1971
Issaacs, Henry B.
Funeral services for Henry B. Issaacs will be held Friday at 7:00 PM at the Lebanon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Meade and the Rev. Austin Fields officiating. Burial will be in the Issaacs family cemetery, Route 3, Castlewood, Va. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Thursday evening. Lebanon Funeral Home, Lebanon, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

22 October 1971
Browning, Joe A.
Funeral services for Joe A. Browning will be held Friday at 1:00 PM from the Bethel Baptist Church near Lebanon, Va. with the Rev. Efford Adams and the Rev. E.G. Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Russell Memorial Cemetery of Lebanon. The body will remain at the Lebanon Funeral Home and be taken to the church one hour before services. Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

22 October 1971
Army Private First Class James H. Nickels III, whose parents live in Gate City, recently completed two weeks of basic training at the U.S. Army Training Center, Infantry, Ft. Polk, La.
The soldier, whose wife, Rita, also lives in Gate City, received his B.S. degree in 1969 from the University of Tennessee. Before entering the Army last July, he was a teacher at the Lebanon Elementary School, Lebanon, Va.

29 October 1971
Homer G. Clifton
Lebanon, Va.
Homer G. Clifton, 76, brother of Mrs. Margaret Wolfe of Kingsport, died in a Meadowview, Va. nursing home at noon Thursday.
A native of Russell County, Va., he had worked for 20 years before his retirement for the Summers Canning Company in New Freedom, Pa. He was a veteran of World War I.
In addition to Mrs. Wolfe, another sister, Mrs. W.T. Rose of Lebanon survives.
The body is at the Lebanon Funeral Home.

16 November 1971
Harvey Munsey
Castlewood, Va
Harvey D. Munsey, 71, died early Sunday morning in a Lebanon, Va. hospital following a brief illness. He was a retired farmer and miner and a member of the Munsey Chapel Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude B. Munsey; three sisters, Mrs. Eliza Davis and Mrs. Ann Gibson, both of Castlewood, and Mrs. Myrtle Taylor, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews.
Honaker Funeral Home, Honaker, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

6 January 1972
Mrs. Mary Casteel
Mrs. Mary Casteel, 77, of 2308 Westmoreland Ave. died at 9:30 PM Tuesday in Holston Valley Community Hospital.
Survivors include a brother, James Counts, Jr. of Lebanon, Va., and sister, Mrs. Della Hall, Castlewood, Va.
Huff-Cook Funeral Home of St. Paul, Va. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

4 February 1972
Sam Robinson
Sam A. Robinson, 76, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Thursday.
He was a retired farmer of the Cooper Creek section of Russell County and was a member of the Lake View Union Church.
Survivors include his widow, Margaret Castle Robinson, Kingsport; sons James, Kingsport, Sam Jr., Madisonville, and Franklin Robinson, Telford; daughters, Mrs. C.J. (Patricia) Davis Jr., Mrs. Garland (Nancy) Fields, Mrs. James (Jeanette) Addington, all of Kingsport; Mrs. Charles (Charlene) Surber, Newport News, Va.; brothers, A.T. and Oscar Robinson, both of Castlewood; sisters, Mrs.C.T. Eden, Bristol, and Mrs. Ed Austin, Bradenton, Fla.; 23 grandchildren, five great grandchildren.
Lebanon Funeral Home, Lebanon, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

8 February 1972
Homer Carter
Castlewood
Homer William Carter, 74, died Monday morning in a Bristol Hospital.
He was a retired miner, a member of the United Miners of America and of the Old Mount Zion Church.
Survivors include his widow, Ruby Carter, daughters, Mrs. Ila Powers, Lockport, Ill., Mrs. Nadine Long, Dante; sons, Earl, Jim, both of Castlewood, Lewis, St. Paul; John, Jollet, Ill., Harold Carter, Gary Ind.; sisters, Mrs. Della Osborne, Mrs. Liza Leanard, Mrs. Bessie Amburgy, all of Castlewood, Mrs. Priss Bartee, Dante, Mrs. Dacy Phillips, Radford, Va; brother, Claude Carter, Dante; 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Huff-Cook Funeral Home in St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.

8 February 1972
N.C. Fugate
Castlewood
N.C. Fugate, 63, died at his residence Sunday night following an apparent heart attack.
He was a farmer in the Proper Creek Section of Russell County.
Survivors include a son, Clarence Fugate, Castlewood; a daughter, Mrs. Mack Hall, Kingsport; brothers, Stuart, Castlewood, and James Fugate, Kingsport; and seven grandchildren.
Lebanon Funeral Home, Lebanon, Va. Is in charge of arrangements.

15 February 1972
Fuller, Mrs. Nora E.
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora E. Fuller, 87, Honaker, who died Sunday will be conducted at 2:30 PM Tuesday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. L.G. Herndon officiating.
Internment in Russell Memorial Cemetery at Lebanon, Va. Friends may call at the Honaker Funeral Home.

11 March 1972
John E. Carter, Former School Principal, Dies
Lebanon, Va.
John E. Carter, 68, former principal of high schools in Nickelsville and Castlewood and director of instruction in Scott County Schools died in a Kingsport hospital Friday afternoon.
He had moved here recently on his retirement after 25 years as principal at Castlewood. An honor graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, he served as a teacher, director of instruction, and Nickelsville principal in Scott County before taking the Castlewood position.
He was a member of the Virginia Education Association, delegate to the National Education Association, president of the Russell County Education Association, president of the Virginia High School League, and a director of Southwest Virginia Community College.
He was a member of the Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Castlewood Lions Club and president of the Lebanon Coin Club.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nannie Dougherty Carter; daughter, Mrs. Tom C. (Jane) Johnson of Charlottesville, Va.; his mother, Mrs. George E. Carter, Clinchport; brothers, Mack, Clinchport, and Clyde J. Carter, Oak Hill, W.Va.; and sister, Mrs. Hubert Kitts, South Charleston, W.Va.
The Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

17 March 1972
Mrs. Lena Ramey
Mrs. Lena Ramey died at her home at 914 Broad St. at 3:00 AM Thursday after a long illness. A native of Russell County, Va. she had spent most of her life in Kingsport. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Fidelis Class and served as past president of the Women's Missionary Union.
Active in club work, she was one of the organizers of the Dixie Study Club and served as the first president. She was the president of the U.D.C. and served as Worthy Matron of Liberty Chapter 198(?), Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, W.B. Ramey, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Russel Woodward, Kingsport; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bertie James, Coeburn, Va. and Mrs. Sam Jessee of Titusville, Fla.; one brother, Fred Fields, Lebanon, Va.
Hamlet-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

31 March 1972
Wesley G. Bausell
Wesley Gibson Bausell, 61, a former resident of Carbo, Va., and brother of Mrs. Joe B. Gilmer of Kingsport, died Wednesday in a Baltimore hospital.
In addition to Mrs. Gilmer, survivors include three other sisters, Mrs. Roy E. Hale of Arlington, Va., Mrs. Herbert Little, Smithville, Va., and Mrs. William Rogers, Annandale, Va.
The Lebanon (Va.) Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

22 April 1972
Edward J. Wise
Edward J. Wise, 58, 416 Monte Vista Dr., died at 11:30 PM Thursday following a brief illness in Holston Valley Community Hospital.
A native of Lebanon, Va., he had resided in Kingsport since 1931 and was employed at Mead Corp. for 25 years, retiring last October. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the First Apostolic Church of Morrison City and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Maude Amos Wise, of the home; four sisters, Mrs. Lottie McClellean, Kingsport, Mrs. Cleo Phipps, Lebanon, Va., Mrs. Kate Ray, Mrs. Pattie McConnell, both of Weber City; two brothers, Fred Wise and Nelson Wise, both of Kingsport; one half sister, Mrs. Callie White, Lebanon, Va.; one half brother, Conley Wise, Dante, Va.; a number of nieces and nephews.
Hamlet-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

7 June 1972
Mrs. Millie Ray
Lebanon
Mrs. Mollie Ray, 88, died Tuesday in a Bristol hospital.
Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Mary Pugh, Lebanon, Va., Mrs. Neva Francisco, Kingsport, Mrs. Virginia Hartman, Bristol, and Mrs. Audrey Daniels, Atlanta, Ga.; sons, Robert, Kingsport and Luther Ray, Fairmont, W.Va.; brothers Lee Hartsock, Pennington Gap, Va., Con Hartsock, Yards, Va.; and 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

20 June 1972
Mrs. Alta St.Martin
Gate City
Mrs. Alta Mae St. Martin, 80, of Cleveland Street, died at Kingsport's Holston Valley Community Hospital Monday afternoon after a brief illness.
She was a native of Russell County, Va., and spent most of her life in Scott County and was a member of the Gate City United Methodist Church.
Survivors include sons, James Nay and John of Gate City; Edward V. Jr., Concord, Tenn.; and Thomas St.Martin, Kingsport; sisters, Mrs. S.H. Rhodes, Ravena NY; Mrs. E.S. Fugate, Lebanon, Va.; eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

18 July 1972
Banner Gillenwater
Fort Blackmore, Va.
Banner Gillenwater, 66, of Fort Blackmore, Va., died at Holston Valley Community Hospital late Sunday afternoon after brief illness. A lifelong resident of Scott County, he attended the Baptist Church, was a retiree of the Tennessee Eastman Co., from the Maintenance Department, C.E. Division, and was a member of the Fincastle Masonic Lodge No. 33, Dungannon, Va.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Roller Gillenwater; sons, Johnny R., Fort Blackmore, Keith, Reno, Nev., George Bryce, Lebanon,Va., and Paul B. Gillenwater, Kingsport; brothers, Loran, Dungannon, and C.Z. Gillenwater, Kingsport; eight grandchildren.
Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.

4 August 1972
M. Luther Skeens
Dante, Va
Martin Luther Skeens, 84, died at 4:30 PM Thursday at Bristol Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are: his widow, Mrs. Cynthia Skeens; sons, Grady of Altavista, Va.; Dennie, Dante, and Gaines Skeens, Nora, Va.; daughters, Mrs. T.R. (Ida) Chaffin and Mrs. Woodrow (Nannie) Bevins, both of Lebanon, Va.; Mrs. Ben (Cora) Powers and Mrs. Garnet (Beulah) Worley, Dante; Mrs. Elmer (Edna) Adams, Mrs. Willie (Gertrude) Dean and Mrs. Oakley (Delphia) Dean, all of Castlewood, and Mrs. Wayne (Nevada) Robinson, Marion, Va.; brothers, Silas, Castlewood, and Jess Skeens, Dublin, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Temple King, Castlewood; 31 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Huff-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

9 September 1972
R.H. Dickenson
R. Hunter Dickenson died at his home in Morrison City at 1:50 PM Friday after a brief illness. He was 93.
He was a native of Russell County, Va., member of a pioneer family, and was a farmer there until we moved to Kingsport in 1940. He was active in real estate development for several years before retirement.
Surviving are sons Phil and James K. Dickenson, both of Kingsport; sisters, Mrs. Forte Bundy, Waynesboro, Va.; Mrs. Dixie D. Kidd, Bristol, Va.; Mrs. Zolle Patterson and Miss Louise Dickenson, both of Lebanon, Va.; and five step-grandchildren.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Dickenson R. Hunter
Funeral services for R. Hunter Dickenson of Morrison City will be conducted at 1:30 PM Sunday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James N. Walter officiating. Burial will be in Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon, Va. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7 to 9 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

28 October 1972
Mrs. Orpha Price
Cleveland, Va
Mrs. Orpha Price, 92, died Thursday evening in a Johnson City nursing home.
Widow of James M. Price, she was a member of the Cleveland Baptist Church.
Surviving are her sons: James O. Price of Cleveland and H.D. Musick, Kingsport; daughter, Mrs. Jewell Ketron, Atlanta; brother, the Rev. J.H. Musick, Elizabethton; sisters, Mrs. Maggie Fraley, Johnson City, and Mrs. Carl Cook, Dunbarton, W.Va.; and 11 grandchildren.
The Lebanon Funeral Home, Lebanon, Va. is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Price, Mrs. Orpha
Funeral services for Mrs. Orpha Price of Cleveland, Va., will be Saturday at 11:00 AM in Lebanon Funeral Home Chapel, Lebanon, Va., with the Rev. J.E. Rasnake officiating. Burial will be in Russell Memorial Cemetery at Lebanon. The body will remain at the Lebanon Funeral Home.

1 November 1972
Charley P. Cook
Grundy
Charley Parrott Cook, 83, Vansant Rt. 1, died in a Grundy hospital at 2:30 PM Monday.
He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Gladys Dickson and Mrs. Gay McQuinn, both of Kingsport, and Miss Bea Cook of the home; sons, Arnold and McKinley, both of Vansant, and Coy Cook, Belfast, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Jake Coleman, Drill, Va., and Mrs. Clarence Douve, Huntington, W.Va.; brothers, Emmett, Lebanon, Va., and Goffrey Cook, Cleveland, Va.; 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Virginia Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Cook, Charley P.
Funeral services for Charley Parrott Cook, 83, Rt. 1, Vansant, Va, who died Monday, will be Thursday at 11:00 AM at the residence with Rev. Milton Boyd and Rev. Ancil Childress officiating. Burial will be in the Lester Cemetery, Rt. 1, Vansant. Friends will serve as pallbearers. The body will be in the Virginia Funeral Home, Grundy, and we'll be taken to the residence Wednesday morning.

14 November 1972
Winnie Grizzle
Mrs. Winnie Taylor Grizzle, 65, Rt. 7, East Carter's Valley, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital Sunday afternoon after a brief illness.
She was a native of Russell County, Va., and a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, George Grizzle, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Eleanor Crawford, Gate City and Mrs. Idania Smith, Weber City; three sons, J.B. Grizzle, Rowe, Va., Roland Lee Grizzle, Charlie Elwood Grizzle, both of Kingsport; two brothers, George Taylor, Nickelsville, Va., Paris Taylor, Gate City and four grandchildren. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.
Grizzle, Winnie Taylor
Funeral services for Winnie Taylor Grizzle will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday from the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with the Rev. Jess McMurray and the Rev. Bill Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Taylor cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Monday and Tuesday nights. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

14 November 1972
Presley, Tom
Funeral services for Tom Presley, 80 (?), Honaker, who died Monday will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 PM from the Lebanon Funeral Home Chapel in Lebanon, Va., with the Rev. Walter Breeding and the Rev. Scott Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Rasnake family cemetery near Cleveland, Va. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from (?) PM Tuesday. The Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

29 November 1972
Sneed, W.M.
Funeral services for W.M. Sneed of Lebanon, Va., will be Thursday at 7:00 PM in the Lebanon Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Alan Moore officiating. Burial will be in Russell Memorial Cemetery at Lebanon. The body will remain at the Lebanon Funeral Home.

22 December 1972
Mary Welch
Castlewood, Va.
Mrs. Mary Mahala Welch died at 5:00 AM Thursday at Holston Valley Community Hospital after an illness of several months. She was the mother of Mrs. Robert E. (Virginia) Arnold of Kingsport.
She was born in Russell County Va., and had lived there most of her life. She was a member of Grassy Creek Methodist Church.
Survivors, other then the daughter, include her husband, John R. Welch, of the home; one son, John R. Welch, Jr., Kettering Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. W.J. (Nell) Fields, Mrs. Joe N. (Virginia) Galloway and Mrs. T.R. (Sara) Biddison, all of Kingsport; six brothers, Emmett Mays, Castlewood, Va., Thomas Boyd, Giles, Charles and Joe Mays, all of Kingsport; six grandchildren.
Lebanon Funeral Home, Lebanon, Va., is in charge of funeral arrangements.

6 February 1973
Mrs. Alta Mays
Lebanon, Va
Mrs. Alta Cross Mays, 67, died Sunday afternoon at a Lebanon Hospital.
She was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Edward B. Mays, Jr., San Antonio, Tex.; brother, Mancer Cross, Bristol; sisters, Mrs. Mary Burke, Castlewood, Miss Irene Cross, Mrs. Maxie Campbell, both of Lebanon, Mrs. Pearl Peel, Sterling, Va., and Mrs. Ruby Jane Ness, Hawthorne, Cal.; and three grandchildren.
The Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

8 February 1973
Mrs. Dema Jessee
Lebanon, va.
Mrs. Dema Cross Jessee died unexpectedly at her residence Wednesday afternoon following an apparent heart attack.
She was the auto license agent for the Division of Motor Vehicles in Russell County for over 15 years. She was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church.
Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Paul Kaiser, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Mrs. Norman McReynolds, St. Paul, and Mrs. Donald Lester, Lebanon; brothers the Rev. Giles Cross, Kingsport, and William Emory Cross, Lebanon; sisters, Mrs. W.W. Meade, Bristol; Mrs. Bulya Kaiser, Kingsport; Mrs. Paul Campbell, Lebanon, and Mrs. Felicia Cassell, Cleveland, Va.; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

10 April 1973
Brown, Ellis Clarence
Funeral services for Ellis Clarence Brown will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday in Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Edward Johnson and Rev. Tony Gonzalez officiating. Burial will be in Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon, Va. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 PM Monday. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.

12 April 1973
Booher, Mrs. Eva M.
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva M. Booher of Route 3, Lebanon, Va., will be held Friday at 3:00 PM in the Russell County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Austin Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery at Lebanon. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The body will remain at the Russell County Funeral Home, where friends may call.
Mrs. Eva Booher
Lebanon, Va.
Mrs. Eva M. Booher, 82, of Lebanon Route 3 died in a Lebanon Hospital early Wednesday morning after a long illness.
She was a lifelong resident of Russell County and attended Maple Grove Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Booher; son, Roscoe Booher of Atlanta; daughters, Mrs. Elmer Phelps, Bristol, Va., and Mrs. Vernon Walters, Richmond; 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The Russell County Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

13 April 1973
Willard Fields
Lebanon, Va
Willard W. (Wick) Fields, 68, died Wednesday afternoon in a Bristol, Pa. hospital following a short illness.
He was a lifelong resident of Russell County and a retired employee of the Virginia Department of Highways.
Surviving are his widow, Sara B. Fields, Lebanon; daughter, Mrs. Edith Joline, Delta, Pa.; sons, James E., Croydon, Pa., and Raymond E. Fields, Bel Air, Md.; brothers, Kemper, Lebanon, and Joe Fields, Abingdon; sisters, Mrs. James Hughes and Mrs. Harmon Boardwine, both of Honaker, Mrs. George Slate, Roanoke; 11 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.
Russell County Funeral Home is in charge.
Fields, Willard W.
Funeral services for Willard W. (Wick) Fields, 68, Lebanon, Va., who died Wednesday will be held Sunday at 3:00 PM in the Russell County Funeral Home chapel, Lebanon, with the Rev. Austin Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon. The body will remain at the funeral home we're friends may call after 10:00 AM Saturday. Russell County Funeral Home is in charge.





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