Our Obituaries

Estelle Thomas Louthian

October 1, 2019

Estelle Thomas Louthian, 91, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at her home in Chilhowie. She was born in 1928 in Smyth County where she lived all of her life. Estelle was a loving mother and will be missed very much. Mrs. Louthian was a member of the Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Josie Thomas; brothers, Raymond and Charlie Thomas; sister,...
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Vergie Powers Dungan

September 30, 2019

Vergie Powers Dungan, 97, of Chilhowie, Virginia passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe & Clyde Powers; sisters, Ruth Sullivan, Irene Rouse, and Katherine Williams; brother, J.B. Powers; daughter-in-law, Charlee Dungan and her husband Bill Dungan. Vergie was a lifelong member of Middlefork Baptist Church in Chilhowie. She is survived by her...
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Barbara Jean Terry

September 10, 2019

Barbara Jean Terry, 66, passed away at her home Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She was always one to offer a helping hand and never met a stranger. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Ricky Lee Ford; two brothers; Jessie Thomas and Bobby Thomas; sister, Grace Whitaker; and her niece, April Thomas. Survivors include her children,...
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George W. Blevins

September 7, 2019

George W. Blevins, 87, passed away peacefully at his home after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. He was born Aug. 3, 1932 in Porter Valley in Smyth County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles M. Blevins Sr. and Frankie Caroline Brooks Blevins; three brothers, Paul (Millie), Their, and Charles Jr.; three sisters, Thelma (Phillip) Eblem, Stella (Dick) Severt and...
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Carl Ray Hopkins

September 3, 2019

Carl Ray Hopkins, age 83, beloved father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean B Hopkins, father and mother, George and Agnes Hopkins, Brothers-Millard, Willard, Paul, Tommy and Clifford. He is survived by children, Scotty (Patty) Hopkins of Chilhowie, Cynthia (Jackie) Haynes of Scottsboro, AL., Barbara ...
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Lillian "Marie" Thomas Kilby

August 31, 2019

Lillian "Marie" Thomas Kilby, 82, passed away on Saturday August 31, 2019. Marie was born to the late Frank P. and Willie Doss Thomas on September 11, 1936. She married the late Darrell D. Kilby on August 27, 1961. They worked hard, loved to travel and faithfully served their church, Little Rock Baptist Church of which Marie was a lifelong member and children's Sunday School teacher for more...
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Lisa K. Reid

August 29, 2019

Lisa K. Reid, 49, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 in Crossville, T.N. Lisa was preceded in death by her grandparents, Homer and Judy Reid, and Doug and Lucille Powell. Survivors include her parents, Jim and Pat Reid of Chilhowie; one uncle, Bill Reid and wife Connie of Stuarts Draft, Va. Graveside services will be conducted 11 AM Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 in the Lebanon United Methodist Church...
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William Eugene Jackson

August 24, 2019

William Eugene Jackson, 51, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Eugene was a loving father, grandfather, and a man of God. He loved his family and his church family at Glade Spring Church of God. Eugene was dedicated to helping others and loved being a part of helping with St. Judes Children's hospital any way he could. He will be greatly loved and missed by many. He was preceded in death by...
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Retta Stull Greever

January 17, 1923 - July 23, 2019

Retta Stull Greever, age 96, of Fort Myers, Fl. formerly of Chilhowie, Va. Passed away July 23rd at Larsen Pavilion Shell Point Fort Myers, Fl. She was born January 17, 1923 to the late Wallie Edward Stull and Beatrice Dean Stull. In addition to her parents Retta was preceded in death by her husband, William "Dr. Bill" Greever; one brother, JD Stull; two sisters, Phyllis Stull Bonham...
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Betty Sue McGhee Bise

July 22, 2019

Betty Sue McGhee Bise of Chilhowie, VA, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 surrounded by her children. Betty was born on August 24th, 1937 to the late Estel and Susie Call McGhee as the youngest of 12 children. She married the late Billie Lee Bise on June 25th, 1955. Faith and family were the most important things in Betty's life, as evidenced by the way she raised her four children and...
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Neal Edwin Burchett

July 8, 2019

Neal Edwin Burchett, 72, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019. Neal graduated from Sugar Grove High School. After graduation he proudly served in the U.S. Army 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam. Upon returning home, Neal worked several years at the Southwestern State Hospital. He then worked for the Town of Marion until his retirement in 2008. From an early age, Neal became a self-taught...
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Walter Scott "Scotty" McCormick

July 8, 2019

Walter Scott "Scotty" McCormick, 72, passed away peacefully Monday morning, July 8, 2019, surrounded by his family at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Scotty was known for his contagious smile and sense of humor. He graduated from Chilhowie High School in 1965 and attended Washington County Technical School for two years. As owner and operator of Chilhowie Alignment, he had a well...
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Mary Ellen Cress Ward

July 7, 2019

Mary Ellen Cress Ward, 70, was taken home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Fred Wayne Cress and Alice Virginia Edmiston Cress. Mary Ellen is survived by her husband, Louie Wade Ward; one daughter, Deanna Lynn Ward Gravely and husband Chris; two sons, Brian Wade Ward and wife Cindy, Eric Matthew Ward and wife Jennifer; eight...
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Mary Donna Hamm

June 18, 2019

Mary Donna Hamm, known to many as "4-H Mom", left us unexpectedly and gained her Angel wings on Tuesday June 18, 2019. Donna was born June 5, 1951 in Bristol, TN to Roby Lee and Pearl Taylor Shaw. She attended Lebanon United Methodist Church in Chilhowie where shewas a true and faithful member. She retired from Virginia Cooperative Extension, where she worked as the 4-H Agent for Smyth County. ...
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John Phillip Osborne

June 18, 2019

John Phillip Osborne, 66, passed away June 18, 2019 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. John was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Osborne; father and mother, Page and Helen Osborne; and brother, Ben Osborne. Survivors include four sisters, Janet Marion and husband Stephen, Linda Owens, Mildred Vannoy, and Mary Socarras and husband Armondo; two brothers, Avery Osborne and Stuart "Shortty"...
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Leola Blevins Heninger

June 8, 2019

Leola Blevins Heninger, 87, passed away June 8, 2019 at the Smyth County Community Hospital. Leola was a lifetime member of the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, crafting, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Minnie Brooks Blevins and Fred Calvin Blevins; son, Alan Kelly Heninger; two brothers, Ray Blevins and Gilbert Blevins;...
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Mattie Lucille "Patsy" Aker

May 10, 2019

Patsy Aker, 101, went to be with her Lord and saw Him face to face on Friday, May 10, 2019 at home in Roanoke, Virginia. She was the perfect example of the woman in Proverbs 31, whose worth was far above rubies, always providing for her family and all those around her. She was a faithful prayer warrior and always wanted those around her to know Jesus. She taught Sunday School at Royal Oak...
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Charlee Beth Martin Dungan

May 29, 1951 - May 7, 2019

Charlee Beth Martin Dungan, 67, of Chilhowie, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Georgie Martin, and father-in-law, Bill Dungan. She was a teacher at Chilhowie Elementary School for over 43 years and a lifelong member of the Chilhowie United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Billy...
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Paul Edward "Ed" Stanberry

March 22, 2019

Paul Edward "Ed" Stanberry, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend too all who knew him. Ed was full of life with a joke for every situation, never taking life too seriously. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Frank and Lucy Pearl Stanberry; brother, Charlie Ray...
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Lois Evelyn Coe

February 17, 2019

Lois Evelyn Coe, 89, passed away Sunday Feb. 17, 2019. Lois was a lifetime member of the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Avery "Jack" Coe and her parents, Jessie and Ethel Blevins; and three brothers, Gordon, Joe, and Kenny Blevins. Survivors include her two daughters, Joy Hughes and husband Dennis of Saltville, Va., and Linda Marshall and husband David...
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Trooper Lucas B. Dowell

February 4, 2019

Trooper Lucas Dowell, 28, died in the line of duty on February 4, 2019, surrounded by teammates of the Division III Tactical Team. Lucas was a four-year veteran of the Virginia State Police assigned to the Appomattox Division serving City of Lynchburg, and Amherst and Campbell Counties. At work and at home, Lucas was a talented storyteller with a gift for humor. Lucas could captivate a room with...
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Chester C. Suits

February 4, 2019

Chester C. Suits, 78, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at his home in Chilhowie. He had worked many years at Columbus McKinnon and retired from General Dynamics. He was an avid Chilhowie Brick collector, enjoyed history, which led him to write a 50 year family journal, he enjoyed being in the outdoors and spending time at his old homeplace, and tending to his orchard. He was preceded in death by...
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Lester Carter Owens

January 27, 2019

Carter Owens, 70, peacefully passed away on January 27 after a courageous battle with cancer. Carter took his last breath with his family by his side in the home that he built for them. A home builder for 30 years before retiring in 2012, Carter was well respected for quality work and solid business ethic. Evidence of his good work stands throughout Smyth and Washington Counties. A Vietnam...
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Jeannette Patton Cuffie

January 15, 2019

Jeannette Cuffie, 76, passed away peacefully at her home in Chilhowie on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Jeannette was preceded in death by her father, James Grafton Patton; her mother, Ruth Patton; brothers, Gregory and Ossie Patton; and her sisters, Barbra Davis and Marie Williams. Survivors include her husband, Ernest Cuffie; Daughters, Sabrina Turner, Jessie Allen, and Cindy Patton; Son-in-law,...
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Harold Stuart DeBord Jr.

January 15, 2019

Harold Stuart DeBord Jr., 72, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church. Harold had worked at D.G. and H.S. Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold S. DeBord, Sr. and Beatrice Lewis DeBord. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Eller DeBord; Son, Lance DeBord and wife Sherry; Daughter, Misty Grace; Grandchildren, Jessica DeBord, Danielle...
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Peggy Jo Fullen

February 6, 1949 - January 13, 2019

Peggy Jo Fullen, 69, of Chilhowie, Va., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. She was born Feb. 6, 1949. Peggy was a retired RN from the Smyth County Health Dept. and a member of the Chilhowie Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Wayne Fullen; her son, Gregory Wayne Fullen; parents, Elroy and Vivian Delp; brothers, Elroy Marty Delp Jr. "Billy", Gerald Scott Delp, Larry...
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Harry Kenneth Miller

January 11, 2019

Harry Kenneth Miller, 80, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Mr. Miller had worked as a hardware sales rep. for over 40 years. After his retirement he worked for Smyth County at the trash convenience stations, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Kenny was a hardworking and very devoted man who enjoyed his time talking to his friends and strangers, who then became his friends. He was preceded in death by...
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Margaret E. Poe

March 21, 1931 - January 6, 2019

Margaret E. Poe, 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Mrs. Poe was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson "Wid" Poe; parents, Calvin and Maggie Brooks; brothers and sisters, Susie Parsons, Worth Brooks, James Brooks, Grace Stuart, Edna Brooks, Della Brooks and Viola Anderson. Survivors include her son, Thomas "Tom" Poe and wife Karen of Glade Spring, Va.; granddaughter, Amber Barker and...
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Thomas Albert McCallister Jr.

December 28, 2018

Thomas Albert McCallister Jr., 85, born in Smyth County, Jan. 26, 1933, passed away Dec. 28, 2018 at the Bristol Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Thomas Albert McCallister and Texie Love McCallister; one sister, Gladys McCallister Stokes; and one brother, John Sanders McCallister. Survivors include his loving wife of almost 60 years, Dot Sturgill McCallister;...
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Bertha Lou Heath

February 23, 1924 - December 21, 2018

Bertha Lou Heath, 94, passed away peacefully Friday, December 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clearance E. Heath; son, Bobby Heath; and grandson, Rick Heath. Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Smith and husband Chester of Saltville, Va.; son, Richard Heath and wife Anna of Chilhowie, Va.; grandson, Chris Smith of Bristol, Va.; granddaughter, Michelle Jenson and husband...
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Allen Wayne DeBusk

April 5, 1955 - November 28, 2018

Allen Wayne DeBusk, 63, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Wayne was preceded in death by his loving companion, Kate Blevins; parents, Hyden and Beulah DeBusk; and two brothers, Gene and Glenn DeBusk. Survivors include his two children, Clarissa Bise and husband Tim, and David DeBusk and wife Tabbie, all of Chilhowie, Va.; grandchildren, Mackenzie and Madison Bise, and Brooke and Justin Nunley...
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Kate Reid Blevins

February 24, 1949 - November 21, 2018

Kate Reid Blevins, 69, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Kate was an avid farmer and anyone who knew her knew she had a special place in her heart for horses. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Nada Reid. Survivors include her son, Todd Blevins; Loving companion, Wayne DeBusk of Chilhowie; step-children, David DeBusk and wife Tabbie and children, Brooke and Justin, and...
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Buddy E. Call

January 9, 1939 - October 22, 2018

Buddy E. Call, 79, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2018. Buddy was born Jan. 9, 1939 to the late Ed and Lillie Galliher Call. He was the last surviving child. Buddy was preceded in death by his siblings, Wanda Crouse, Lucille Wyrick, and Gene Call. Survivors include his loving wife, Ann Baumgardener Call; a son, whom he loved very much, Bryan E. Call; and his granddaughter, who was the love...
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Katie Riffey Blevins

October 17, 1939 - October 20, 2018

Katie Riffey Blevins, 79, passed away Oct. 20, 2018 at her home in Chilhowie. Katie was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Blevins Sr.; her daughter, Marie B. Eastridge; brother, Paul Riffey and sister, Loren Riffey. Survivors include her son, Thomas R. Blevins Jr.; three grandchildren, John Blevins and wife Yana, Davey and wife Mae, and Madison Eastridge; great grandchildren, Collin...
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Herbert Nelson Sexton, Sr.

April 23, 1938 - October 3, 2018

Herbert Nelson Sexton, Sr., 80, of 225 Meadowood Road in Eden, passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 3, 2018, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. Mr. Sexton was born April 23, 1938 in Chilhowie, VA to the late Walter Washington Sexton and Edna Blevins Sexton. He was a US Marine veteran and a retiree of Fieldcrest / Cannon. Mr. Sexton enjoyed spending time with his dog "Tag" and gardening. ...
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William Douglas Cress, Sr.

November 20, 1942 - September 24, 2018

William Douglas Cress Sr., 75, born Nov. 20, 1942, rejoices in Heaven with his late wife, Mary Etta Kilby Cress. Doug passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 24, 2018 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was an avid beef farmer and had retired from HS Williams in Marion. Doug leaves behind his two sons and two daughters, Douglas Cress Jr. and wife Andrea of Wesley Chapel, Florida,...
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Samuel Rae "Sammy" Hagy

March 20, 1950 - September 21, 2018

Samuel Rae "Sammy" Hagy, 68, passed away on September 20, 2018. He was born March 20, 1950 to Windsor and Mabel Hagy, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother, Doug Hagy of Abingdon and three nephews. He also left behind a special aunt and uncle, cousins and special friends. Sammy was an avid Chilhowie Warrior fan and attended several local churches. He also liked to attend...
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William Clinton "Will" Walker

September 20, 2018

William Clinton "Will" Walker, age 30, was called home to be with the Lord and his grandfather, William "Wild Bill" St. John on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Will was an Ag teacher in the Smyth County School System and was also one of the hardest working farmers you would ever meet. He was looked up to as a role model by many of the kids he had in class as well as others in the community. Will had a...
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Donald Gavin Martin

September 8, 2018

Donald Gavin Martin, a simple kind of man, never lusted for a rich man's gold, but was in the heart and soul of all the people that knew him. On September 8, 2018, Gavin Martin, passed away from a sudden illness at the age of 61 years old. Taken too early but never forgotten. Gavin will be remembered, and his love will live on through his wife, Pamela; his daughter, Brandi Andrews and husband...
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Marie Elizabeth Williams

August 18, 2018

Marie Elizabeth Williams, 80, passed away peacefully at her home in Chilhowie on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Marie was preceded in death by her father, James Grafton Patton; her mother, Ruth Patton; brothers, Gregory and Ossie Patton; and her sister, Barbra Davis. Survivors include her husband, Curtis Williams Sr.; Her children, Curtis Williams Jr., Edna Williams, Ruth Williams, and Rachel Joseph;...
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Ruby Helen Hamm Sparks

August 12, 1936 - August 15, 2018

Ruby Helen Hamm Sparks, 82, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Holley Alden Sparks; Sons, Marvin A. Sparks, John R. Sparks, Fred Sparks Sr.; Son-in-law, Michael Coughlin. Survivors include her daughters Barbara Bostic and husband Jack, Linda Coughlin; Grandchildren, Fred Sparks Jr., Norman Sparks, Mary Sparks, Samantha Coughlin, Mark Coughlin; 5...
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Alberta Pauline Thomas Mullins

July 13, 2018

Alberta Pauline Thomas Mullins, 50, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018. Survivors include her husband Roy David "Butch" Mullins; son, Martin Lee Thomas; grandson, Joshua Gabriel Thomas; brother, Kermit Willard Thomas Jr. and wife Patsy; sisters, Patsy Marie Thomas Green and husband Steve, Rachael Ann Thomas Birchfield and husband Freddie, and April Sue Thomas, and Angel Mae Thomas; nieces,...
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Jackson Carmack "JC" Martin

May 25, 1928 - July 10, 2018

Jackson Carmack "JC" Martin, 90, became "Lucky" July 10, 2018, as he left this earthly home to meet the Lord, and those who have previously made that journey. He was born May 25, 1928 to the late Courtney K. Martin and Zella Elswick Martin. JC lived his entire life in Smyth County, Va except for the time that he loyally served his country in the Korean War. In addition to his parents he was...
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Roy Lee Blevins

September 6, 1939 - July 6, 2018

Roy Lee Blevins, 78, passed away July 6, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Roy loved driving anything with a motor and spent most of his early years racing the backroads of Smyth County, then earning a living driving a truck. It was always important for him to earn a living to provide for his family. Roy had a love for antiques and other old things. He also enjoyed good food and...
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Douglas Anthony Caudill

October 8, 1958 - July 2, 2018

Douglas A. Caudill, 59, passed away Monday morning, July 2, 2018 at his sister's home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobbie Lee Caudill of Marion and Catherine Price Dunford of Groseclose; Grandparents, Earnest "Dutch" and Oakie Doyle Price, Colonel "CM" and Cora Aker Caudill. Douglas had a lifelong love of music. He learned to play both piano and organ as a child. He played...
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Andrew Carson Anderson

January 6, 1922 - June 6, 2018

Andrew Carson Anderson peacefully took his last earthly breath on June 6, 2018. A resident of Chilhowie for all of his 96 years, he is widely regarded by his family and his community as a man of integrity, character, strength, intelligence, humor, and love. Carson proudly served his country in the Army during World War II and always carried in his wallet a special reminder of what and who he...
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Mildred Lorain Matthews McGhee

September 13, 1928 - June 3, 2018

Mildred Lorain Matthews McGhee, 89, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Randall McKinley McGhee; Daughter Rita McGhee Blevins, Grandson Adam Blevins, Daughter-in-law, Ruth Ann McGhee. Survivors include her sons Tommy McGhee and wife Joyce and Alan McGhee. Daughter, Linda O'Quinn and husband Bobby; Grandchildren, Pam Somervell, Rebecca McGhee, Michelle...
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Molly Hawley Buchanan

May 2, 2018

Molly Hawley Buchanan, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Glade Spring, where she had lived for 59 years. She was born December 15, 1933 to Christine Annie Prillaman and William Cleveland Hawley in Front Royal, Va. She graduated from Warren County High School, attended Emory and Henry College and received her Registered Nursing Diploma from Johnston Memorial School of Nursing. It was while...
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Gregory L. Satterfield

April 23, 2018

Gregory L. Satterfield, 47, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday April 23, 2018 after a long battle with lung disease. Greg was a loving husband, father, and pepaw. Survivors include his loving wife, Christina Satterfield; two daughters, Lodema Satterfield and Aleisha Satterfield; two grandchildren, Jaelynn Satterfield and Cassadee Hyler; aunt, Delores Dolinger; and numerous special...
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Oliver S. Canady Jr.

April 18, 2018

Oliver S. Canady Jr., age 61, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Oliver was born on September 4th, 1956 in Los Angeles California. He was a Tradesman at Universal Fibers in Bristol, VA for 34 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and woodworking. He is survived by his daughter, Renae Phillips (Leon); granddaughter, Haley; one brother...
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Billy Burton Martin

April 16, 2018

Billy Burton Martin, 87, passed away on Monday April 16, 2018. He was born March 11, 1931 and was a lifelong member of Smyth County. Bill was a member of the Allison Gap First Church of God and former owner of Martins Garage and Used Cars, which was established by him and his father in 1959, which is currently owned and operated by his son, Jason Martin. Mr. Martin was proud of his military...
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Doris Smith Mayes Berry

April 9, 2018

Doris Smith Mayes Berry, 78, born November 27, 1939 entered into the presence of Our Heavenly Father April 9, 2018. Doris was preceded in death by her son, William Fount; her first husband, Claude E. Mayes; and her second husband, Ralph Berry. Survivors include her daughter, Angela Stephens and son-in-law "My Gary" of Tampa Florida; stepson, Ron Berry and wife Janet of Myrtle Beach SC;...
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Grace Elizabeth Martin

April 8, 2018

Grace Elizabeth Martin, at the age of 97, went to be with her Savior Sunday evening, April 8, 2018. Born December 29, 1920 in Clinchburg, Virginia to John Emory Anderson and Flora Vina Barker Anderson, Grace was raised in Atkins then moved to Chilhowie upon her marriage to Robert Washington Martin where they established a thriving Angus beef cattle farm and a tobacco farm. Grace and Robert were...
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Nancy Carroll McAllister

March 24, 2018

Nancy Carroll (Buchanan) McAllister, of Chilhowie, Virginia, born on June 9, 1934 in Virginia, to the late Glenn & Maggie Buchanan, passed away at age 83 on March 24, 2018 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Nancy was the loving wife of the late Garland Edward McAllister. She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory McAllister; and daughter, Susan McAllister. Nancy is survived by her sons, Steven "Pete"...
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Charles H. Harlow

March 21, 2018

Charles H. Harlow, 80, passed away Wednesday, March 21. Charles was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Kingsport. Mr. Harlow proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of Kenwood High School, Baltimore Institute, and the University of Baltimore. Mr. Harlow worked for the state of Maryland until he retired then received the Governors Citation for his...
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Catherine Price Dunford

March 21, 2018

Our mother went to her Heavenly home Thursday, March 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest "Dutch" Price and Oakie Doyle Price. Survivors include her sons, Michael (Becky) Caudill of Florida, Douglas Caudill and Carter Ratliff of Chilhowie; daughters, Janet (Carrie) Compton of Max Meadows and Dianna "Dee-Dee" Dunford of Atkins; one granddaughter; two grandsons; one great...
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Kenneth Wayne Troxel

March 20, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Troxel, age 50, left this earth on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Kenny was born on April 20, 1967 in Kingsport, TN. Survivors include his father, Carl Troxel of Chilhowie; mother and step-father, Sandra Shaw and Ronnie Hart of Cleveland, VA. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Neil and Helen Troxel and Roby Lee and Pearl Shaw. In addition to his parents, Kenny is survived...
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Lisa G. Black

March 8, 2018

Lisa G. Black, 58, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018. Lisa was a graduate of Chilhowie High School, Virginia Highlands Community College, and Virginia Intermont College with a BA Degree in Psychology/Sociology/Social Work. After finishing college she had worked at the Blue Ridge Job Corp., the Holston Home for Children, and she also worked with several in home counseling service agencies. Lisa...
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Nora Thomas McVey

February 6, 2018

Nora Thomas McVey, 79, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at her home in Glade Spring, Va. Nora was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William McVey Jr; one son, William "Shotgun" McVey; one sister, Lena McVey; and four brothers, Lee Thomas, Arthur Thomas, Clinton Thomas, and Jim Thomas. Survivors include three daughters, Brenda McVey of Damascus, Va., Kelly Thomas and husband...
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Mary Alice Faris

February 3, 2018

Mary Alice Faris, age 76, passed away February 3, 2018, at the Smyth County Community Hospital. Miss Faris was born March 7, 1941. She was the daughter of William G. Faris, Sr. and Mary Robinson Faris, both of which preceded her in death. Mary Alice worked as a legal secretary in Abingdon and Marion for many years. Survivors include her brother, William G. "Bill" Faris, Jr. and wife Judith W....
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Ambers Ray Haga

January 30, 2018

Ambers Ray Haga, 77, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at his home in Chilhowie. Ambers was born July 9, 1940, to the late Anna Mae Denny Haga and Felix Lundy Haga. He was a lifetime perfectionist and master carpenter, who was certainly well known for his work. Family and friends also knew him for his admirable sense of humor. He married the love of his life, Martha Lorena "Renie" Haga, on...
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Marvin Mitchell Moser

January 10, 2018

Marvin Mitchell Moser, 87, who was a resident at Francis Marion Manor, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Survivors include his daughter, Opal Burris of Marion; granddaughter, Karen Debord and husband David of Chilhowie; two grandsons, Chris Burris of Bristol T.N. and Robert Burris of Marion; great granddaughter, Ashley Perkins and husband Roy of Chilhowie; great great granddaughter,...
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Katherine Wyrick Kress

January 9, 2018

Katherine Wyrick Kress, 91, passed away Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at her home in Chilhowie. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Eugene Kress; brothers, June Wyrick, Charles Wyrick, and Bob Wyrick; and her sister, Gladys Catron. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Becky Kress and Donald Felty; her special angels, who gave her the care she needed and deserved, Hope...
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Peggy Ratliff Carwile

January 1, 2018

Peggy R. Carwile, 76, of Salem, Virginia died on Monday, January 1, 2018. She was born on November 16, 1941 in Chilhowie, Virginia, daughter of Jack and Elizabeth Ratliff. She graduated from Chilhowie High School in 1959, Learning the Three R's: Reading, Righten, and the Road to Roanoke. In 1962, she finished Nursing School at Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, and became a Nurse for Dr....
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Millard Zane Sauls

December 28, 2017

Millard Zane Sauls, 78, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at his home in Chilhowie. Survivors include his loving wife, Brenda Kilby Sauls of Chilhowie; Sons, Richard Sauls and wife Lori, Tim Sauls and wife Sonya, and Travis Sauls and wife Yvette, all of Chilhowie; Grandchildren, Jared Sauls and wife Lauren, Logan Sauls and Brandi Richardson, Megan Sauls, Austin Sauls and Kyra Sauls; Sisters...
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Gladys Simons Russell

December 27, 2017

Gladys Simons Russell, 87, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clayton Russell; daughter, Carol Russell Trail; and great granddaughter, Brittney Combs. Survivors include her Two Children, Linda Russell Hutton and husband Don of Marion, and Charlie Bill Russell and wife Shelia Russell of Marion; Four Grandchildren, Joseph Hutton Jr. of...
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Lou Ella "Lou Lou" Thomas Jones

December 20, 2017

Lou Ella "Lou Lou" Thomas Jones, 41, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her sister, Melinda Thomas. Survivors include her son, Cody Dean Mutter; grandson, Cody Dean "CJ" Mutter Jr.; her mother and step-father, Ella Ruth Rash and Harold Rash; one brother, Fred Thomas; two sisters, Rose Vanover and Nancy Thomas; special niece,...
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Douglas Eugene "Gene" Davidson

December 14, 2017

Douglas Eugene "Gene" Davidson, 82, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at his home in Adwolfe surrounded by his loving family. Gene was born on Sept. 4, 1935 in Washington County, Va. to the late Henry and Bessie Harper Davidson. He retired from Terry's Inc. of Bristol after 30 years of working as a route salesman. Gene was a kind and gentle person who had a great sense of humor and...
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Alfredo Chavez Sanchez

November 10, 2017

Alfredo Chavez Sanchez, 62, passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his special friend, Miles D. Duncan; two brothers-in-law, Freddie Lee Hunt and Harry W. Hunt; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Eleanor Hunt. Survivors include his wife Brenda Hunt Sanchez of Chilhowie, Va.; two daughters, Alisha Sanchez McCracken and husband Dennis of Chilhowie, Va. and...
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Curtis Marvin Blevins

November 6, 2017

Curtis Marvin Blevins, 82, made his final journey on Monday, November 06, 2017. Mr. Blevins was retired from the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute. Curt was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Blevins; his grandson, Marcus A. Martin; parents, Ambers and Myrtle Blevins; step-mother, Charlotte Blevins; brothers, Graham S. Blevins and Thomas R. Blevins; and sister, Jean W. Hopkins....
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Gladys Parsons VanHoozier

October 30, 2017

Gladys Parsons VanHoozier, 83, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Gladys was preceded in death by her son, David Poe and a daughter, Linda Poe. Survivors include her children, Donnie Poe and wife Debbie of Saltville, Va., Gary Poe and wife Teresa of Marion, and Brenda Miller and husband Raymond of Ellenboro, N.C..; 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild; sister,...
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Glenda Glasco Hale

October 26, 2017

Glenda Glasco Hale, 70, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at home. Glenda was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Glasco. Survivors include her mother, Blanche Glasco; son, Chris Hale and wife Kim of Seven Mile Ford, Va.; three grandchildren, Cory Hale and wife Lindsey of Petersburg, Va., Katlinn Fletcher and husband Cody of Marion, Va., and Ashley Turley and husband Keith of Tannersville,...
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David Warren Hall

October 19, 2017

David Warren Hall, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. David was born in Smyth County and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was retired from General Dynamics and loved greatly by his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Warren Hall; mother, Lois Sturgill Hall; and his sister, Pamela Hall Blevins. Survivors include his wife Libby; daughter,...
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Danny Ray Ashley

September 29, 2017

Danny Ray Ashley, 66, passed away Friday, Sept. 29 at his home in Glade Spring. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray G. Ashley and Betty Johnson Ashley; and his mother-in-law, Joyce Harless. Survivors include his wife, Vicky Harless Ashley of Glade Spring, Va.; children, Jayson Ashley, Johnson City, T.N., Jennifer Wehnert and husband Jim, Rock Hill, S.C., and Terry Lester of Louisiana;...
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Roger Clarke Sturgill

September 25, 2017

Roger Clarke Sturgill, 79, of Chilhowie passed away at the Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon on Monday, September 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Clarence Sturgill and his mother, Pauline Petty Sturgill. Roger served on the Smyth County Board of Supervisors, Tennessee Valley Authority Agricultural Board of Directors, worked as a Virginia Tech Extension Technician,...
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Sandra Blevins Sheffield

September 21, 2017

Sandra Blevins Sheffield, 76, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Sandra was preceded in death in by her husband, Murl Sheffield; son, Johnny Lee Sheffield; her parents, Thomas W. Blevins and Agnes Martin Blevins; step-father, Robert L. Parker; step-mother, Beulah "Lucy" Blevins, and a brother, Thomas Harrison Blevins. Survivors include her children, Wayne Sheffield and wife Judy, Leonard...
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James S. Terry

September 13, 2017

James S. Terry, age 73, passed away at his home in Chilhowie Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Mr. Terry was retired from the phone company after 41 years of service. James is survived by his children, Joseph S. Terry and wife Traci of Chilhowie, Cynthia Hope Davenport and Cecil Owens of Glade Spring and Travis Neal Terry and wife Traci of Christiansburg, Va.; eight grandchildren; two great...
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Bonnie Holloway Hutton Reames Duncan

September 10, 2017

Mrs. Bonnie Holloway Hutton Reames Duncan, daughter of the late James Edward Hutton and Helen Hillis Holloway Hutton, passed away suddenly at her home in the Greenfield Community, Meadowview Va. on Sept. 10, 2017. She was predeceased by her brother, William Edward Hutton and her sister, Rachel Hutton Meek. Mrs. Duncan was educated at Meadowview High School and Emory and Henry College. She taught...
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Robin R. Jones Tickle

September 3, 2017

Robin R. Jones Tickle, 49, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. Robin was a 1986 graduate of Marion Senior High School. After being employed by TRW for nearly 20 years, she went on to become a Registered Nurse and successful business owner. Robin lived her life to the fullest and was always ready for the next adventure. She was preceded in death by Bobby Hanks and her grandparents, Bill Jones and...
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Zelma Mae Heath Powers

August 31, 2017

Zelma Mae Heath Powers, 96, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Mrs. Powers was preceded in death by her parents, Zackariah R. and Hattie Mae Heath; brothers, Delmar L. Heath, Russell Heath, and Z.R. Heath; sisters, Margie Edwards and Eliza Ann Bebber; her husband, Jacob Elwood Powers; son, Woodie Malone Powers; daughter, Trula Mae Powers. Survivors include her sons,...
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Vicki Reedy Beattie

August 19, 2017

Vicki Reedy Beattie, 64, of Chilhowie passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017. Born June 20, 1953, Vicki was a lifelong resident of Chilhowie and an active member of the Chilhowie United Methodist Church. The daughter of the late Rev. Willard and Alene Reedy, she was preceded in death by her husband, F. Spencer Beattie. Survivors include her daughter, Gwen Beattie, of the home; daughter and son-in...
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Edith Mae Barlow

August 15, 2017

Edith Mae Barlow, 93, born Feb. 3rd, 1924, died on Aug. 15th, 2017. Her birthplace was Chilhowie, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roland Tolbert and James Barlow; her parents, John Preston and Sarah Blanche Porter Blevins and many brothers and sisters. Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Hamm of Finksburg, Maryland; granddaughter, Paula Peyton and husband, Chad; two...
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T.L. "Junior" Sturgill Jr.

August 11, 2017

T.L. "Junior" Sturgill Jr., age 78, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at his home on Friday, August 11, 2017. He was a faithful member of the Chilhowie Baptist Church, where he sang bass in the choir. He was a talented musician and sang in many gospel quartets. He was retired from the H.S. Williams Company. Junior was an avid Chilhowie Warriors fan and a 1956 graduate of Chilhowie High...
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Virginia Clyde Tuell Caudill Thompson

July 24, 2017

Chilhowie, Va. Virginia Clyde Tuell Caudill Thompson, 85, passed away Monday July 24, 2017 at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. Virginia was preceded in death by two husbands, Billie James Caudill and Lee Thompson; a daughter, Charlotte Ann Caudill Eastridge and a son, Claude Evans Caudill. Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Hall (David), Donna Poore (Herb) and Shirley...
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Franklin Lee Owens

July 23, 2017

Marion, Va. Franklin Lee Owens, 81, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at home. Mr. Owens was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Dolinger and his brother, Roy Owens. Survivors include his daughter, Tammy Montgomery and husband Mark of Chilhowie; son, Curtis Owens and wife Julie of Marion; grandchildren, Heather Shepherd, Brandi Crewey, Brandon Bonham, Tyler Owens, and Brittany Owens; eight...
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Linda S. Rethford

July 21, 2017

Linda S. Rethford, 68, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a faithful member of the Macedonia Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Thelma Pauley and her son, Roy Wayne Rethford. Survivors include her husband of 49 years Roy Wilburn...
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William Andrew "Bill" Rich

July 13, 2017

William Andrew "Bill" Rich, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 13, 2017. He was born in Smyth County on Sept. 17, 1940 to the late Dewey and Grace Rich. Bill retired from Pepsi Cola with 42 years of service. He loved farming and helping other people. Mr. Rich attended South Fork Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Craven and...
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William E. "Bill" Martin

July 9, 2017

William E. "Bill" Martin Chilhowie, Va. William E. "Bill" Martin, 81, went home to be with the Lord Sunday July 9, 2017. He was born in Smyth County on April 7, 1936 to the late John Henry and Rubye Martin. Bill worked at Natalie Knitting for 25 years and was retired from the Smyth County Community Hospital at age 75. Mr. Martin was an active member of the Chilhowie Christian Church. In...
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Barbara Lynn Thomas Cannon

June 11, 2017

Barbara Lynn Thomas Cannon, 42, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at her home in Chilhowie. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Heath. Survivors her daughter, Maggie Jane Cannon of the home; mothers, Barbara Heath and Juanita Kestner of Chilhowie; brothers, Larry Thomas and wife Jennifer of Chilhowie and Frankie Heath of Oklahoma City, OK.; sisters, Teresa Thomas and husband Johnny of...
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Larry Furches Blevins Sr

May 13, 2017

Tazewell, Va. Larry Furches Blevins Sr., 80, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Vick Blevins. Survivors include his loving companion for over 30 years, Altis Blankenship of Tazewell; daughter, Carri Lynn; sons, Larry Blevins Jr. of Winston Salem, N.C., and Greg Blevins of Kernersville, N.C.; grandchildren, Tori, Tanner, and Tara Blevins and their mother,...
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Timmy Roy Blevins

May 9, 2017

Marion, Va. Timmy Roy Blevins, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Timmy was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Everett Blevins and Thelma Elizabeth Holloway Blevins and a brother, Douglas Carroll Holloway. Survivors include his wife, Susan Brumfield Blevins of Wytheville; son, Charles "Chad" Parcell and wife Kristi of Wytheville, Va, grandchildren, Adrian, Jaden, and Isaiah Parcell;...
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Ronnie Lee Thomas Jr.

May 8, 2017

Chilhowie, Va. Ronnie Lee Thomas Jr., 31, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at his home in Chilhowie. Survivors include his mother, Delores Thomas of Chilhowie; father, Ronnie Thomas Sr. and fiancé Denise Minton of Marion; son, Ethan Blake of Baltimore, Maryland; grandmother, Mazie Foore of Chilhowie; grandmother, Ruby Thomas of Rural Retreat; four sisters, Erin Powers and husband Jody, Alisha...
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Margaret Sanders Blevins Widener

May 4, 2017

Chilhowie, Va. Margaret Sanders Blevins Widener, 91, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, James Darrell Widener. Survivors include her sister, Edith Barlow of Finksburg, MD.; brother, Clarence Blevins of Chilhowie, Va.; special niece and nephew, Mary Barrett and Jack Blevins; and several other nieces and...
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Betty Jean Davis

April 27, 2017

Chilhowie, Va. Betty Jean Davis, 58, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at her home in Chilhowie. Betty was preceded in death by her mother and father, Sarah M. Osborne and Gaines Osborne; son, Billy Joe Davis; three brothers, Curtis Osborne, Pete Osborne, and James Osborne; sisters, Suise Akins and Pat Osborne. Survivors include her husband Lloyd Davis; daughter, Sarah Jean Davis; son,...
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Noel Don Stallard

April 24, 2017

Noel Don Stallard, 72, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 formerly of Coeburn, Va. Noel was preceded in death by his parents, Artice and Thelma Richardson Stallard and one sister, Betty Stallard. Survivors include his wife, Vickie L. Buchanan of Abingdon, Va.; daughter, Missy Stallard Ashlin of Marion, Va.; step-son, Brandon Sloce and wife Erin of Maryland; step-grandchildren, Cameron and Teagan...
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Douglas Marshall Blevins

April 9, 2017

Douglas Marshall Blevins, age 74, ascended into heaven's gate on April 9, 2017. Douglas was the loving husband of 54 years to Levoda Goff Blevins. He was the proud father of two sons, Steven Douglas Blevins and Eric Marshall Blevins both of Chilhowie, VA. Doug lived to spend time with his three beloved grandsons, Parker Blevins , Matthew Blevins, and Tucker Blevins, all of Chilhowie, VA. ...
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Nancy B. Martin

April 2, 2017

Marion, Va. Nancy B. Martin, 84, passed away on April 2, 2017. She was born in Marion, Va. on April 23, 1932. Nancy attended Chilhowie High School. In 1958, she and her husband moved to Florida and became staples of the local community when they opened Maitland Tractor and Equipment in 1972. Nancy was a member of the Palm Springs Baptist Church located in Altamonte Springs, Fl. For 49 years....
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Betty Moore Walker

March 27, 2017

Seven Mile Ford, VA Betty Moore Walker, 86, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Francis Marion Manor in Marion. Betty along with her husband Richard, are lifelong members of the Seven Mile Ford Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Richard Walker of Seven Mile Ford, VA.; two sons, Jim Walker and wife Linda and Bob Walker all of Seven Mile Ford, VA.; six...
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Mildred Virginia Bonham Clark

March 20, 2017

Mildred Virginia Bonham Clark, 89, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. Mrs. Clark was a lifelong member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Chilhowie. She was retired from the Smyth County School System after teaching at Chilhowie Middle School and Chilhowie High School for 34 years. Mrs. Clark enjoyed singing in the Joyful Noise Choir. She was...
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Frances Dungan Frye

March 19, 2017

Chilhowie, Va. Frances Dungan Frye, 94, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade G. Frye; mother and father, Melissa Killpatrick Dungan and John M. Dungan; daughter, Lissa Frye Stanley; brothers, John Dungan and Larry Dungan; sisters, Nancy Fielden and Eloise Blankenbeckler. Survivors include her grandchildren, Jerry W. Roberts and wife Margaret of...
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