Our Obituaries

Janet Sturgill Stamper

April 1, 2021

Janet Sturgill Stamper, 71, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021. Janet was preceded in death by her mother and father, Helen and Fields S. Sturgill and by her brother, Randy Sturgill. Survivors include her loving husband, Roger Stamper; children, Trina Gross of Chilhowie, Julie Mitchell and husband Steven of Chilhowie; Heather Parker of Marion; Trampas Stamper and wife Paula of Marion; and Terra...
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Leary Dean Doss

March 18, 2021

Leary Dean Doss, 80, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 18, 2021 at his home in Chilhowie surrounded by friends and family. Dean served in the United States Army and retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections after 30 years. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 50 years, Dolores Ann Doss; sisters, Bernie Moore and Janie Young; brothers, Oscar Doss and Tom Jr. Doss. ...
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Levoda Elizabeth Goff Blevins

March 17, 2021

Levoda Elizabeth Goff Blevins, 75, went to be with the Lord and rejoin her beloved husband of 54 years, Douglas Marshall Blevins, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Mrs. Blevins was preceded in death by her mother and father, Ida V. O'Quinn Goff and William Dixon Goff; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ora Marshall and Bessie Blevins; brothers, William "Buck", Charlie "Roger", Virgil, and Jerry Goff;...
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Mary Katherine Fowler Compton

March 8, 2021

Mary Katherine Fowler Compton, age 88, passed away Monday March 8, 2021 at her home in Chilhowie. She was a member of Chilhowie United Methodist Church in Chilhowie. She was born in Morristown, TN to the late Howard W. and Mary Lea Harvey. Mrs. Compton was employed for 25 years by the Smyth County School System. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester...
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Patsy "Pat" Gilley

March 5, 2021

Patsy "Pat" Gilley, beloved sister and aunt, died on March 5, 2021 in Chilhowie, VA. She was born in 1952 to the late Paul Wilburn and Stella Faye Gilley of Whitetop, VA. Pat enjoyed life's simple pleasures--long car rides, hearty meals, and big hugs. Her laugh carried and she never missed an opportunity to show off her extensive jewelry collection. She had a special affection for her dolls Coco,...
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Thomas Mack Brown

May 23, 1941 - February 3, 2021

Thomas Mack Brown, 79, of Chilhowie, Va. passed away at his home on Feb. 3, 2021. Psalm 91:2 I will say to the Lord, "My Refuge and my Fortress, My God, in whom I trust". Psalm 91 became a prayer that Tom prayed in many years later as he did his daily devotional. He believed it and claimed its truth. We complete an education, work hard in our profession, and plan for retirement. We often think...
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Juanita Chapman Blevins

January 31, 2021

Juanita Chapman Blevins, 80, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at her home in Marion, Va. after an extended illness. Mrs. Blevins was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Faith Fellowship Church and also attended Wassum Valley Baptist Church and Fellowship Baptist Church. Juanita was a former employee of the Smyth County Community Hospital....
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Carole Sue Williams

January 30, 2021

Carole Sue Williams, 71, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents Edgar Miller King and Nita Pickle King; sister, Jeanette Pruitt. Survivors include her husband, Troy R. Williams, Jr.; children, Daniel Williams of Tazewell, Va., Shayla Hankins of Bland, Va., Scott Lambert of Ivanhoe, Va., and Gene Lambert of Radford, Va.; eight grandchildren;...
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Patricia Jean Testerman

December 26, 1946 - January 21, 2021

Patricia Jean Testerman, 74, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. Survivors include her sons, Oliver S. Tolbert Jr., Montgomery Tolbert, Eric E. Tolbert, Shannon Tolbert, and Jason Tolbert; grandchildren, Chad Tolbert, Chloe E. Tolbert, Drew Tolbert, and Alivia Tolbert; step-grandchildren, Miranda Nichole Montgomery and Darren M. Helton; four great...
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Mildred Seymour Hughes

November 18, 1934 - January 11, 2021

Mildred Seymour Hughes, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 11, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Mildred was born, raised, and lived all her life in Chilhowie, Va. and was a devoted member of Riverside Baptist Church. She had a passionate love for her church and served many roles including Sunday School teacher. She worked at Harwood of Marion and Buster Brown of...
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Toby Stephen Blevins

June 20, 1950 - January 7, 2021

Toby Stephen Blevins, 70, passed away Jan. 7, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles M. Blevins and Esther B. Blevins. Toby was a lifelong resident of Chilhowie and was a member of the Chilhowie Baptist Church and a member of the Chilhowie Masonic Lodge. He served his country as a member of the United States Army. Survivors include his son, Todd Blevins and wife Kendra; brother,...
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A.L. Dungan

September 9, 1929 - December 27, 2020

A.L. Dungan Jr., 91, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey Leon Dungan Sr., and Alma Virginia Woody Dungan; one sister, Dorothy Virginia Dungan and a brother, James W. Woody. He was an active member of Seven Mile Ford U.M.C, a member of the Chilhowie U.M.C. Men's Club as well as a member of Seven Mile Ford Ruritan Club for fifty-two and a half...
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Hunter Raymond Greer

December 17, 2020

Hunter Raymond Greer, 93, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. He was born April 10, 1927, the son of the late Spencer Greer and Lillian Greer Walters. He was also preceded in death by his wife Jean Greer; two brothers, James Greer and Wayne Blevins; two sisters, Geneva Greer Teaters and Jewel Greer Walters; special nephew, Roger Eller. Mr. Greer worked for Bonham Brothers for many years and...
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Kathryn Chapman Beattie

October 22, 1929 - December 13, 2020

.Mrs. Kathryn Chapman Beattie, age 91, of Chilhowie, Va., passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020.She was born on October 22, 1929, in Newport News, Va., the daughter of the late Marion R. and Helen Gray Chapman Sr. Kathryn grew up in Gloucester, Va., and settled in Chilhowie nearly fifty years ago, which be-came her adopted hometown.Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband...
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Carl Baker Troxel

December 12, 2020

Carl Baker Troxel, 79, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at his home after a bout with health issues. He was preceded in death by his father, Neil Troxel; his mother, Helen Troxel; and his son, Kenny Troxel. Survivors include his loving companion, Dorothy Phillips; his daughter, Pam Troxel; two sisters, Peggy Keith and Charlotte and Ed Mason; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; several...
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Donna Louise Love, Goff

December 18, 1938 - November 6, 2020

Donna Louise Goff Love, 81, of Spotsylvania, VA passed away November 06, 2020 at Spring Arbor in Fredericksburg VA. She was born December 18, 1938 in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Survivors include her husband Warren Love; daughters, Michelle (Galo) Chaves of Spotsylvania VA, and Tracy (Steve) Silver of Portland OR.; grandchildren, Brianna, Galo (IV), Martes Chaves and Nathan, Adam and India Silver....
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Edward E. Kuhn

September 25, 1930 - November 5, 2020

Edward E. Kuhn, 90, of Chilhowie passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Ed served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Adwolfe Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Irene Kuhn. Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Dye and husband Bobby of Meadowview, Va.; one son, Carl Wright of Sugar Grove, Va.; four grandchildren; ten great...
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Charmie Lois Haga Blevins

September 19, 1926 - November 2, 2020

Charmie Lois Haga Blevins, 94, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, November 2, 2020. She was born September 19, 1926 to Herman and Tina Mae Haga in Marion, VA. She leaves to cherish her memory; granddaughter, Tabatha Lingerfelt and great grandson, Draven Lingerfelt of York, SC; sister Jewel Blevins, Mechanicsville, VA; brother, Herman (Bud) Haga, Jacksonville NC; sister-in-law,...
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Linda K. Herrell

October 26, 2020

Linda Kay Clark Herrell, 71, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at her home, surrounded by family. She was born Oct. 13, 1949, the daughter of the late Johnny and Lois (Bowen) Clark. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles David Herrell; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Timothy Jenkins of South Point, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Crystal Herrell...
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Josefa Dona "Pepi" Stamper

October 21, 2020

Josefa Dona "Pepi" Stamper, 86, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. Survivors include her children, Anna Baldwin, John Stamper and wife Vicky, and Carl Stamper and wife LeeAnn; Grandchildren, Robert Baldwin, Isaiah Stamper, Caleb Stamper, Amber Green, and Madalyn Ranallo; six great grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted 11 AM Friday,...
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Phyllis Joan Shuler

October 9, 2020

Phyllis Joan Shuler, 76, passed away Friday, October 09, 2020 at her home in Chilhowie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Katherine Stuart. Survivors include her son, Mike Shuler and wife Peggy; grandchildren, Jacob, Amber and husband Michael, Rob and wife Jess, Robin and husband Don; special little buddy, Keagan Blevins; siblings, Patty and late husband Ted Wallace, Benny...
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Charles Lynn Vanhoozier

October 7, 2020

Charles Lynn Vanhoozier, 61, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Lynn had a passion for hunting, fishing, and sports. He was a devoted Chilhowie Warriors fan in which he hardly ever missed a game and was always wearing the Orange and Black. He also was a Pittsburg Steelers fan and Virginia Tech fan. Lynn always made friends around town and while working. He served the local community as a former...
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Sarah Beth Heffinger

March 4, 1948 - September 30, 2020

Sarah Beth Heffinger, 72, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Chilhowie, Va. She was the daughter of the late Doug and Polly Heffinger. Survivors include her two brothers, D. Gale Heffinger and wife Debby of Abingdon, Va. and Tommy Heffinger of Chilhowie, Va.; She is also survived by three nephews, Kyle Heffinger and wife Nan, Josh Heffinger, and T.J. Heffinger and wife Amanda; one...
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Ricky Leonard Hess

September 26, 2020

Ricky Leonard Hess. 61, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Ricky was the best husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother, cousin, and father-in-law that anyone could ever ask for as well as the most generous and helpful person. He was very special to all of us and he will be missed very much. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl L. Hess and Katie Warren Hess....
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Peggy Jean Tuell Joines

August 18, 1935 - September 22, 2020

Peggy Tuell Joines, 85, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Peggy was a lifelong member of the Grosses Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. William Tuell and Ruby Tuell; sisters, Judy Sturgill and Anna Lou Sheets and her husband Lloyd Sheets. Survivors include her loving husband of 68 years, James H. "Jimmy" Joines; son, Danny Joines and wife Jenell; grandchildren...
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Rose Ann "Rosie" Overbay

November 16, 1939 - September 17, 2020

Rose Ann "Rosie" Overbay, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents Woodrow and Emily Blevins. Survivors include her husband, John Robert "Bob" Overbay; son, Johnny Overbay (Teresa); daughter, Deborah Powers (Josh); granddaughter, Ashley Overbay Turley (Keith); grandson, Garrett Overbay; great-grandson, Easton Turley;...
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Joseph Lee "Jack" Lundy

September 11, 2020

Joseph Lee "Jack" Lundy, 87, passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Jack was a member of the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Blevins Lundy; his parents, Earnest W. Lundy and Nellie Catron Lundy and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include his son, Tim Lundy and wife Susan; granddaughters, Heather Lundy and Stephanie Vrettos and husband Nick; and...
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Paul Wayne St. John

August 29, 2020

Paul Wayne St. John passed away August 29, 2020 at the age of 80 at home in Chilhowie, VA after a long illness. Born and raised in Chilhowie, VA, at 23 he became a heavy equipment operator, moving his family to WV in 1965 to build their highway infrastructure, including the New River Gorge Bridge. From 1984-1988 he was a heavy equipment operator in the surface mining industry. From 1988-1995 he...
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David Kecil Sheets

July 21, 2020

David Kecil Sheets, 82, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 21,2020 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va. He was a loving husband and dad. He is preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Lavon Sheets and Neal Sheets; two brothers, Lloyd and Bradley Sheets; two sister-in-laws, Anna Lou and Cissy Sheets; two lifelong friends, Bill Martin and Donald Shupe, all of Chilhowie. ...
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Evelyn Marie Lomans Polk

July 20, 2020

Evelyn L. Polk, 88, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 20, 2020, at her home with her family by her side.Evelyn was born on December 31st, 1931, in Chilhowie, Va., to the late Beverly and Mary Alice Lomans. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Chilhowie, Va. She served as the Mother of the Church, and the Secretary of the Sunday School. Evelyn was...
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Dorsey "Dee" Cook

February 26, 1946 - July 17, 2020

Dorsey "Dee" Cook, 74, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020. He was born on February 26, 1946, in Buchanan, Va. He was the son of the late Dorse and Nora Cook. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Curtis and Willard Cook; one precious sister, Margie McGlothlin and daughter, Shirley Kay Cook. The strongest man we've ever known, loving husband, and dad. He was the...
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Alta Mae Boyd Price

December 13, 1926 - July 9, 2020

Alta Mae Boyd Price, 93, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020. She was born on December 13, 1926 to the late Homer Clark Boyd, Sr. and Lacy Dare Woodward Boyd. She was a member at Chilhowie Christian Church. Alta retired from Central Fidelity Bank. In addition to her parents, Alta was also preceded in death by her husband, Doug Price; seven siblings, Mamie Buck, Earnest "Tom" Boyd, Homer Clark Boyd...
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Roy Jackson Love

June 20, 2020

Roy Jackson Love, 88, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. Roy proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. Mr. Love was a retired ABC Special Agent. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores June Love; his parents, John Earnest Love and Georgia Gladys Ratliff Love; and a brother, J.D. Love. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Love and companion Jerry Sheffey; brother,...
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Anna James Heath Anderson

June 19, 2020

Anna James Heath Anderson, beloved matriarch of her family, passed away on June 19, 2020. Her 96 years of life were a gift to everyone who knew her. Growing up as the oldest daughter in a family of nine children, Anna James learned early how to get things done. She was a natural-born leader, and from a young age she helped to care for her younger siblings and others. As a girl she learned...
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Charles Robert Grace

August 20, 1943 - May 26, 2020

Charles Robert Grace, 76, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife Judy Mae Rose Grace; parents, Robert Lee Grace and Dorothy Dean Thomas Grace. Survivors include his children, Connie Grace of Chilhowie, and Christopher Grace of Chilhowie; grandchildren, Brandon Pierce, Shane Pierce, Madison Grace, and Casse Grace; special friends, Charlie Brown and Kenny Rose. ...
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Daisy Lucille Peery Martin

January 13, 1930 - May 16, 2020

Daisy Martin left this world and ran into her Savior's arms on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Valley Health and Rehab Center in Chilhowie. She was 90 years old. Daisy was born in Tazewell County to the late Harvey and Elma Abel Peery. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Martin, Sr.; brothers, Nelson Peery, Fred Peery, and Jim Edd Peery; sisters, Mary Hayes and Emma Webb; son...
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Floyd L. Sheets

May 12, 2020

Floyd L. Sheets, 99, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Commonwealth Senior Living in Abingdon, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Sheets; two brothers, Neal and Luther Sheets; and a sister, Pearl Hawkins. Floyd was born in Chilhowie on April 3, 1921 to the late Roe and Lottie Sheets. Floyd and his late wife Effie were longtime members of the Chilhowie Christian...
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Donald Edward Barr

March 22, 1939 - May 1, 2020

Donald Edward Barr, 81, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at his home in Chilhowie, Va. Don was born in Smyth County on March 22, 1939 to the late McKinley Roosevelt Barr and wife Lora Mae Hamm Barr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Charles Edward Barr, as well as several brothers and sister. Survivors include his wife Myrna Jean Lethcoe Barr; daughters, Debra...
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Louie Wade Ward

March 10, 1933 - April 30, 2020

Louie Wade Ward, 87, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Cress Ward; parents, Paul Lawrence Ward and Mary Kate Poston Ward; one sister, Helen E. Maiden; brothers, William P. Ward, Charles Harlen ward, Lloyd Alvin Ward, and Russell B. Ward. Survivors include one daughter, Deanna Lynn Ward Gravely and husband Chris; two sons, Brian Wade Ward and...
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Faye Heath Null

October 5, 1960 - April 18, 2020

Faye Heath Null, 59, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at her home in Marion. Survivors include her husband, Gordon Null; children, Justin Null and wife Samantha, Joshua Null, and Leighia Null Drake and husband C.J.; grandchildren, Poppy Null and Gordon Drake; brothers, Ray Heath and wife Virginia, and David Heath; sister, Lenora Farris and husband Gary; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and...
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James and Pamela Denny

April 11, 2020

James and Pamela Denny, 80 and 76, of Chilhowie, Va., passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020. They were married for 55 years. James retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections and was an avid farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emitt S. and Bonnie B. Denny; his sister, Olga Denny Heath and brother-in-law Cecil Heath. Pamela was a two-time survivor of breast cancer, avid...
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Joseph Cecil "Joe" Moore

March 30, 2020

Joseph Cecil "Joe" Moore of Glade Spring, aged 83, left his earthly home to go on to his heavenly home on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Roy P. and Leona Moore. Mr. Moore is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Gay Nell Moore of Glade Spring; his brother Myrl Moore of Louisville KY; his four children and their spouses:...
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Elizabeth Geraldine Crusenberry

March 24, 2020

Elizabeth Geraldine Crusenberry, 80, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at her home. She was a member of the Chilhowie Christian Church. Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Crusenberry; her parents, Gerald S. Wolfe and Beulah H. Wolfe; aunt, Belle Hawthorne; and daughter-in-law, Terry L. Smith. Survivors include her children, James Richard Crusenberry Sr., Elizabeth C....
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Betty Sue Hillman Cole

March 23, 2020

Betty Sue Hillman Cole, 90, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Weaver Cole; parents, W.C. Hillman and Ollie Ruth Hillman; brothers, W.C. Hillman Jr., Sid Hillman, Eugene Hillman, Dwight Hillman and a sister, Ruth Hillman. Betty was a member of the Mt. View United Methodist Church where she was the pianist for many years. She was a graduate of Emory...
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James Thomas "Tommy" Jackson

September 21, 1956 - March 22, 2020

James Thomas Jackson "Tommy", 63, born on September 21, 1956, drove his last mile and went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 22, 2020, surrounded by loving family and friends.Tommy was preceded in death by his mother, Billie Jean Havens; father, James Jackson; brother, Eugene Jackson; sister, Patty Thomas; and daughter, Amanda Fisher.Surviving to cherish his memory are the love of his...
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Eva McCormick Horne

March 5, 2020

Eva McCormick Horne, 99, of Chesapeake, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 5, 2020. Born in Chilhowie, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Charles Franklin McCormick and Anna Blessing McCormick. She was also predeceased by her husband, Richard Edwin Horne; siblings, Alice Louvania, Mary Ocie, Charles Franklin, Pearl Ester, John Christman, Anna Pauline, Katherine Virginia, Paul...
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Shelva P. Russell

December 25, 1936 - February 26, 2020

Shelva P. Russell, 83, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Shelva was preceded in death by her husband, Lee L. Russell. Survivors include her children, Nola Fisher of Clearwater, Fla., Carol Wilson of Glade Spring, Va., Katherine Jones of Longwood, Fla., Sharon Lineberry of Chattanooga, TN., Steven Russell of Marion, Va., and Janelle Sharp of Apex, N.C.; eight grandchildren; five great...
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Ellen Blevins Lundy

February 24, 2020

Ellen Blevins Lundy, 88, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Ellen was a lifelong member of the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church and loved to cook. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel Anderson Blevins and Jesse Blevins; brothers, Gordon Blevins, Joe Blevins, and Kenny Blevins; and sister, Lois Coe. Survivors include her loving husband of 65 years, Jack Lundy; son, Tim Lundy and wife...
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Arnold Reed Widener

February 14, 2020

Arnold Reed Widener, 72, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at his home in Marion. Reed was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert and Ethel Widener: brothers, Warren, Bernard, Edward, J.D., Gary, Herb, Ronnie, and Harlow "Red" Widener. Survivors include his loving wife, Marie Widener of the home; children, Regina Mathena and husband Ronnie of Marion and Tim Widener and wife Christy of...
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Kathleen Tuell Walton

September 22, 1931 - February 4, 2020

Kathleen Tuell Walton, 88, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie. Kathleen was a member of the First Church of God in Chilhowie and also attended Chilhowie Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Walton; two sons, Alvin Walton and Benny Walton; her parents, John and Annie Tuell; brother, John Tuell; sisters, Josephine Miller,...
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Helen Lucille Blevins

November 11, 1923 - February 3, 2020

Helen Lucille Blevins, 96, of Chilhowie, Virginia, went to be with the Lord peacefully and with family by her side on February 3, 2020. Helen was born on November 11, 1923, in Green Cove, Virginia, the daughter of Rev. Clifton Blevins and Ethel Blevins. She was married to James Chesil Blevins on November 1, 1943; they were married for 64 years. Helen was a homemaker and lifelong member...
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Carl Edward Werkheiser

February 1, 2020

Carl Edward Werkheiser, 89, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Carl was the youngest and last of the 13 children of Floyd Wilson Werkheiser and Leah Haas Werkheiser. He grew up near Easton, PA in the 1930's on his sister's farm after their parents passed away in 1932. In 1948 he joined the Navy and served until 1952. On a shore leave he came home with one of his friends where he met Sandra Ruth...
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Teresa Ann Sandefur

August 26, 1968 - January 25, 2020

Teresa Ann Sandefur, 51, went to be with our Lord, Saturday, January 25, 2020. She is preceded in death by her father Samuel M. Sandefur. Teresa is survived by her mom, Eula F. Sandefur; special Aunts, and Matthew Holbrook. Teresa was the most beautiful, kind, and loving human being. All who knew her loved her, she will be so very missed. Memorial services will be held...
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Carrie Lucille Gross

January 17, 2020

Carrie Lucille Gross, 90, went home to be with the Lord Friday, January 17, 2020. She was a member of Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church and will be greatly missed by those that knew her. Carrie was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey V. Taylor and Mamie Sheets Taylor, her loving husband, Elmer T. Gross and her son, Jimmy T. Gross. Survivors include her children, Linda Gross and Thomas...
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Reverend Lloyd Lee Sheets

January 13, 2020

Reverend Lloyd Lee Sheets, 83, former pastor of Grosses Creek Baptist Church in Chilhowie, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on January 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Anna Lou Tuell Sheets. He is the brother of Kecil (Janice) Sheets, Avery (Linda) Sheets, the Late Bradley (Alice) Sheets, Polly (Sydney) Barr, and Roger (late "Sis") Sheets. He is survived by...
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James William "Jimmy" Martin Sr.

January 10, 2020

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 James William "Jimmy" Martin Sr., 75, departed this Earth on Jan. 10, 2020 to be with "his Jesus". He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Guy and Margaret Martin; son, Jim-Jim Martin; granddaughter, Ashley Laxson; brother, John Martin; and...
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Edward Allen Booher

March 22, 1948 - December 19, 2019

Edward Allen Booher, 71, departed this life on December 19, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Brown Booher; his parents Roy Booher, Sr. and Evelyn; brothers, Phillip B. Booher and Donald Booher. Ed grew up in Bristol, he graduated from Virginia High School, where he excelled in basketball and football. He enlisted in the Marines, during...
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Barbara Lynn Bostic

December 5, 2019

Barbara Lynn Bostic, 61, passed away Dec. 5, 2019. She is survived by her husband Jackie W. Bostic; son, Jeff Bostic and wife Misty; granddaughters, Faith Dunford and husband Aaron, and Emily Bostic; great-grandson, Isaac Dunford; sister, Linda Lou Coughlin; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 12 PM Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at Williams Funeral Home with Larry...
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Charles Kelly Heninger

November 26, 1927 - December 2, 2019

Charles Kelly Heninger, 92, passed away Dec. 2, 2019. Charles was a lifetime member of the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church. He had a great love of woodworking. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Leola Blevins Heninger; mother and father, Garland L. Heninger and Mae Lampkin Heninger; son, Alan Kelly Heninger; two brothers, Garland L. Heninger Jr. and Harry Heninger; and sister,...
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Gwendolyn Felty Eddy

July 18, 1927 - November 7, 2019

Gwendolyn Felty Eddy, 92, passed away Nov. 7, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Ellis J. Felty and Annie Felty Tuell and husband Gordon Tuell. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Millard M. "Bud" Eddy; one sister, Catherine J. Tuell; two brothers, James David Tuell and J. Gordon "Buddy" Tuell Jr.. She retired from Harwood Manufacturing Co....
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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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