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    Ernest “Ernie” Eugene Millsap

    Ernest “Ernie” Eugene Millsap 70, went to be with his Lord Friday, June 14, 2019 at Holston Valley Medical Center with his loving wife by his side. Ernie was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in Vietnam. He attended Wheeler United Methodist Church. He retired with over thirty years of service from Eastman Chemical Co. Ernie was preceded in death by his father; Silas Millsap. He is survived by Terri Millsap his loving wife of 17 years, three sons; Chad (Erin) Millsap, Derek Millsap and Brad Millsap all of Jonesborough, TN.  three  step-children;  Bryon (Wendy) Biggs of Mt. Vernon, OH., Michelle (Wes) Cassell  of Mt.Carmel, TN. and Melissa (Karl) Good…

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    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas King

    GREER, SC – Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Monroe King passed away on June 5 and June 10, 2019, respectfully. They had been married for sixty two years. Tom was a graduate of East Tennessee State University where he majored in Physical Education. He was a member of the ETSU football team where he excelled as an offensive guard and defensive tackle. He had been a member of Army ROTC even in high school. He enlisted in the United States Army after college and he received the rank of Major. Over the years he taught and coached as well as worked in sales and as a Terminal Manager for Mason and…

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    Leo Armstrong

    KINGSPORT – Leo Armstrong, 77, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Visitation will be Monday, June 17, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home with funeral services following at 7:00 pm. Burial will be Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:00 am at East Lawn Memorial Park. Please visit www.eastlawnkingsport.com  for complete obituary. Online condolences may be made to the Armstrong family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com . East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Armstrong family.

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    Mrs. Patsy Hilton Craft

    GATE CITY, VA – Mrs. Patsy Hilton Craft, 87, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019. Mrs. Craft was born on January 22, 1932 in Nickelsville, VA to the late Ernest Hilton and the late Juanita (Bond) Hilton. She graduated from Nickelsville High School and attended Whitney School of Business. She worked for a law firm in Kingsport for several years. She is also preceded in death by her husband Ryland G. Craft, Jr. and her brother-in-law, Paul McNew. Mrs. Craft will be best remembered for her engaging interaction with whom she encountered. She loved and kept abreast of current events and especially loved the arts. She loved to shop…

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    Robert Gerald Snodgrass

    GATE CITY, VA – Robert Gerald Snodgrass, 84, Gate City, VA passed away, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gate City Funeral Home,www.gatecityfunerals.com.

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    Bobby Rhoton

    DUFFIELD, VA – Bobby Rhoton, Duffield, VA passed away, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gate City Funeral Home,www.gatecityfunerals.com.

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    Jessica Nicole Hollyfield

    COEBURN, VA – Jessica Nicole Hollyfield, 22, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Duke University Hospital Durham, NC. She was preceded in death by her Paternal Grandfather Glen Huff and Maternal Grandfather, Frank Morgan Sr. She was a 2013 graduate of Eastside High School, a 2017 graduate of the University of Virginia College at Wise, employee of the Russell County Social Services and a member of the Hope For New Life Family Ministries. Surviving are her husband, John David Hollyfield; a son, John Ezra Hollyfield; her parents, Teddy & April Morgan Huff; two brothers, Jeremy Huff and Noah Huff; her Paternal Grandmother, Lena Huff; Maternal Grandmother, Marie Morgan…

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    Donald “Don” Kennedy

    NORTON, VA – Donald “Don” Kennedy, 83, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, after an extended illness. He was a graduate of J.J. Kelly High School in Wise, VA where he lettered in football. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force for 4 years and stationed in Paris, France for the duration of his service. He was of the Baptist Faith and one of his all-time great friends and pastor was the Rev. Samuel E. Strong. He retired from Paramont Mining where he worked as a Lab Technician. He enjoyed fishing, hunting with…

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    Vernon Lee Brown

    KINGSPORT – Vernon Lee Brown, age 75, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2019. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force having served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a 52 year Mason and member of the Yocum Lodge No. 897, F. & A.M. in Evarts, KY. Most of all, he loved being with his family, grandchildren and especially his grandson, Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Mellie Brown; brother, Boyd Brown; sisters, Janice White, June Mills and Evelyn Rogowski. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Susan Brown;…

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    John P. Hensley

    John P. Hensley, 88, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019, at NHC HealthCare surrounded by family.  Friends and family may visit at 1:00 pm on Monday, June 17, at Sullivan Baptist Church, 4152 Maplewood Street, in Kingsport.  The funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm followed by the procession and entombment at Oak Hill Cemetery, 800 Truxton Drive, in Kingsport.   J.P. was born June 1, 1931, in Scott County, Virginia, and was the son of the late William Thomas and Clara (Calhoun) Hensley.  His faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was the central focus of his life, and he shared his passion for God with everyone with whom…

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    Troy Glenn Kilgore

    WISE, VA – Troy Glenn Kilgore, 85, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. He began working for Armstrong Construction at the age of 17 years old and was proud to be a part of building J.J. Kelly High School. He loved the game of baseball and loved coaching Little League Baseball, where one of his former players will be taking part of his service. He was of the Freewill Baptist Faith and retired farm hand having worked for Doc Shelley Farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Ethel Mefford Kilgore; sister, Maybelle Gibson; brother, Delmar Kilgore; and…

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    Wilma Jean Shanks “Maw”

    SURGOINSVILLE – Wilma Jean Shanks “Maw”, age 92, of Surgoinsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 13, 2019, from Signature Health Care of Rogersville, TN. She was a member of Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She was born on April 27, 1927, to the late Charlie and Bonnie Trent Buttry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Shanks; brother, Homer Buttry. She enjoyed cooking, farming, and gardening, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her loving daughters, Joan Smith and husband Wayne, and Judy Starnes and husband Joe; grandchildren, Larry…

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    Milton Clark

    GATE CITY, VA – Milton Clark, Gate City, VA passed away, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Gate City Funeral Home, www.gatecityfunerals.com. 

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    Betty Quillen Bailey

    KINGSPORT – Betty Quillen Bailey, 84 of Kingsport, passed away on Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019 in the presence of her four beloved children while at home. She lived a full life after being born on April 11, 1935 at a mere 1.3 pounds; a fact she was very proud of. Betty was raised in southwest Virginia and graduated from the former Shoemaker High School in 1953. She married George Bailey in 1957 and they raised their four kids in Kingsport. She had a long career at the former Kingsport Press where she retired as a supervisor in the Data Processing Department. After retirement, Betty and George spent their time…

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    Robin Dale Lovell

    NORTON, VA – Robin Dale Lovell, AKA: Penny, Fat “Albert” and most favorite Poppie, Pop Rocks, Poppadoodle joined his heavenly family, mother and father, Woodrow and Ruby Cross Lovell, son, Ruben Lovell grandson, Hayden Lovell, sisters Marie Miller, Dorothy Logan, Shirley Wells, Barbara Craiger and Angela Lovell, brother-in-law Hillman “Buck” Wells, along with several nieces and nephews on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from complications, after having double bypass surgery. He was born October 25, 1949 in Roda, Virginia and lived all but a few years, when he lived in California, right here in the Appalachian Mountains he loved. He was a Blaster for Paramont Coal Company and VA Drilling for 38…

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    Edward Garland Hutson

    CHURCH HILL – Edward Garland Hutson, 75, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at his residence. Edward was born September 15, 1943 in Kingsport, TN. He retired from Cantley-Ellis in 2000 due to declining health. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam J. and Margaret Benton Hutson; brothers, Marcel Hutson, Cecil Hutson, and Henry Hutson; sister, Carolyn Duncan; sister-in-laws, Jane and Elizabeth Hutson. Survivors include his wife of 52 ½ years, Mazell Hutson; daughters, Teresa Williams and Louise Osborne; sons, Donald Hutson, Lynn Hutson (Nancy), and Dennis Hutson (Susan); 11 grandchildren, Christopher Smith (Megan), Christina Cox, Michael Cox and fiance Brandy, Britta Gibson and fiance Josh, Kayla…