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    Sharon Lynn Sluss

    NICKELSVILLE, VA – Sharon Lynn Sluss 53 of Nickelsville, VA went to be with the Lord Friday, September 20, 2019 at her residence following a brief illness. Arrangements will be announced later by COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, Weber City, VA.

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    Patricia Marie (Patti) Ward

    ROGERSVILLE – Patricia Marie ( Patti ) Ward, age 49, of Rogersville, went to her heavenly home to be with her parents on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN following a brief illness. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm at Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville . The funeral ceremony will follow at 7:00 pm with, Rev Billy Ray Courtney, Rev. Sheldon Livesay and Rev. Carol Woody officiating. The graveside service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm at Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to offset…

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    Michael Keith Blye “Sky Blye”

    KINGSPORT – Michael Keith Blye “Sky Blye” age 62, of Kingsport, TN passed away September 14, 2019. He graduated from Dobyns Bennett High School, worked at Eastman and served in the United States Army. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Briscoe Blye. He is survived by his father, Nathan Blye; mother of his children, Angel Blye; sons, Keyo Swagerty, Azmar and wife Jennifer Blye, and Brandon Blye;grandchildren, Makiyah, Milania, Ava, Rashaun, Braxton, Avery, and Brycen; brothers, Cornell and Craig Blye and George and wife Carolyn Smith; along with several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 11:30am to 12:30pm on Monday, September 23, 2019 at…

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    Thomas Edward Tarwater

    KINGSPORT – Thomas Edward Tarwater, 98, of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday, September 19, at Steadman Hill in Kingsport, TN.  You may view a full obituary with service information and survivors by visiting www.cartertrent.com. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Tarwater family.

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    Shirley Williams

    BRISTOL – Shirley Williams, 75, of Bristol, went to be with the Lord September 19, 2019 at Bristol Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter-Trent Funeral Home.

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    Vickie J. Pearcy

    BIG STONE GAP, VA – Vickie J. Pearcy, 66, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  Vickie was employed by the Department of Motor Vehicles as a C.D.L. Examiner for many years.  She was of the Baptist Faith. Vickie was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Mildred Keesee Smith, and brother, Evan Smith.  She is survived by her loving husband, Fred Pearcy and son, Frederick Loyd Ryan Pearcy; sisters, Jane Cox and Diane Hollyfield (Danny); one niece and several nephews.  She is also survived by her Best Friend Forever, Trina and good friends, Donnie, Pattie, and Judy,  along with…

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    Raymond L. Scism

    BLOUNTVILLE – Raymond L. Scism, 74, of Blountville, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday morning, September 19, 2019, at Holston Valley Medical Center, with his family by his side. Born in Church Hill, he spent most of his life in Sullivan County. Raymond retired from TPI in Gray after 48 years of service. He attended Bethel United Methodist Church most of his life. Raymond was a farmer and loved to hunt and fish. He was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed watching western movies. Raymond was a simple man. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Scism. Raymond is survived by his daughter, April Carberry…

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    Mr. Robert “Robbie” L. Hardy

    KINGSPORT – Mr. Robert “Robbie” L. Hardy, 67 of Kingsport, went to sleep peacefully Monday, September 16, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Mildred Hardy; twin brother, Roy L. Hardy; and son, Courtney Webster.  He is survived by his son, A. Dion “Dinky” Russell (Monique), and brother, John L. Hardy (Betty).   The family is currently receiving friends at the home of his brother, John L. Hardy 244 Dunbar Street, Kingsport, TN. A memorial service for Robert Hardy will be conducted Saturday, September 21, 2019, from Central Baptist Church at 2 pm. The family will receive friends from 1 pm until the hour of service. Professional…

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    Lucille Tomlinson

    DUFFIELD, VA – Lucille Tomlinson, 95, entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Nova Health and Rehab, Weber City, VA. She was born in Wise County, VA on June 6, 1924 to the late, H.M. and Belle Kindle Williams. Lucille was a loving mother, mamaw and homemaker, always seeking pleasure in gardening and quilting. She loved spending time with her many family and friends. In her retirement years, Lucille enjoyed traveling with her loving husband. In addition to her parents, her best friend and loving husband, W.O. “Caney” Tomlinson; brothers, Bud Kerns, Brian Williams, and Rex Williams; sisters, Marie Frasier, Peggy Williams;…

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    Stevey Guy Fannon

    Stevey Guy Fannon, 62, of Kingsport, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019, at Holston Valley Medical Center. To leave condolences for the family please visit www.oakhillfh.com

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    Patricia Marie ( Patti ) Ward

    ROGERSVILLE – Patricia Marie ( Patti ) Ward, age 49, of Rogersville, went to her heavenly home to be with her parents on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN following a brief illness. Patti was saved in 2013 and she was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. Patti will be remembered as one of the most compassionate, big hearted, creative, understanding and loving person in Hawkins County. She was very proud to have been the first graduate of Hawkins County Drug Recovery Court. Patti did everything in her power and made many sacrifices to see that her girls had everything they needed growing…

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    Mary Lynn Crawford Gentry

    FALL BRANCH – Mary Lynn Crawford Gentry, 92, of Fall Branch was called home Tuesday, September 17, 2019. She resided most of her life in Fall Branch. She was the daughter of the late Wilburn and Nancy Crawford. She graduated from Fall Branch High School and went on to receive her LPN nursing license and retired from Indian Path Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Phillips; daughter Christine Hite; sisters Opal Crawford, Desi Crawford, Lorraine Blair and Katherine Harr; brothers Edward, JD, Eugene and Claude Crawford. She is survived by daughters Diane Nunley, Debbie (Chuck) Myers, Connie (David) McMurray, Becky…

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    Maude Ethel Smith Jones

    GATE CITY, VA – Maude Ethel Smith Jones, 92, Gate City/Duffield, VA, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Holston Manor Nursing Home, Kingsport, TN. She was born in Clinchport, VA on April 15, 1927 to the late Oliver and Maudella Tomlinson Smith. In addition to her parents; her husband, Leonard Jones, and her sister, Reba McConnell preceded her in death. She was married to Leonard Jones on September 10, 1945. She attended Purchase Ridge Church. She is survived by two sons, Larry E. Jones (Diana), Gate City, VA and Randall Jones (Ann), Kingsport, TN; 2 grandchildren, Brandy Nothnagel (David), Kingsport, TN, David Jones (Liz), Kingsport, TN; 4…

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    Kenneth Ray Farmer

    Kenneth Ray Farmer, 64, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 with his family by his side. Visitation will be held on Friday September 20th from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Trinity Memorial. Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) will be serving the family.

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    Judy Crawford

    Judy Crawford, 37, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) will be serving the family.

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    Toni Renee King

    Toni Renee King, 51, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Celebration of Life will be held on Friday September 20th from 5-7pm at Living Praise Assembly of God (New Beasonwell Road). Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) will be serving the family.

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    Judy Marie Fanning

    KINGSPORT – Judy Marie Fanning, 69, of Kingsport, departed this life and into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at her home. She was born October 16, 1949, in Pressman’s Home, TN to the late Carson and Buna Gordon. Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was the best mother any family could ask for. Judy was a committed Christian who witnessed faithfully and won many people to the Lord including her husband, Lonnie. She was a great cook and enjoyed listening to Gospel music and working crafts. In addition to her…

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    Alfred Hopkins

    Alfred Hopkins, 62, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) will be serving the family.

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    Robert Guy Williams

    MOUNT CARMEL – Robert Guy Williams, 98, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill.

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    Anthony Scott Higgins

    KINGSPORT – Anthony Scott Higgins 48, of Kingsport stepped into God’s Arms on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Survivors include his parents, Bob and Kathryn Higgins; the love of his life, Melinda Chase; fur baby, Bella; special cousin, Tamara Beard; dear friend, Jay Beard. A graveside service will be conducted at 10am on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Greene County. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:50 am.  To send a condolence to the family please visit our website at www.cartertrent.com. Carter Trent Funeral Home Downtown Kingsport is serving the Higgins family.

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    Wanda Jean Kinley Chandler

    SURGOINSVILLE – Wanda Jean Kinley Chandler, age 79, of Surgoinsville, passed from this life to her heavenly home on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Wanda worked at Hawkins County Hospital for 38 years. She loved when she was able to cook Sunday meals for her family. Wanda was a member of Surgoinsville United Methodist Church, but had services at home from Fishers Creek Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nina Kinley; husband, Pearl Chandler; son, Frankie Chandler; and special friend and co-worker, Rosie Frost. She is survived by one son, Jeff Gibson(Angi); three grandchildren, Hollie Hilton (Justin), Emilie Manning (Tim), Lacie Baker (Michael); two great-grandchildren, Leena…

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    Victoria Kerr Casas

    HIGH POINT, NC – Victoria Kerr Casas, 92, High Point, NC, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Victoria was born in Moron, Cuba, and was a resident of Johnson City for most of her life before moving to High Point twenty years ago. She was a daughter of the late Walter C. and Louisa Swanberg Kerr. In addition to her parents, Victoria was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Antonio Casas, in 1989, a son, Arturo Casas, and two sisters Ruth and Hazel. She is survived by one son, Tony Casas and wife Kathryn, Greensboro, NC; her daughter, Victoria Casas Bivens, High Point; one sister, Anna Martinez, Miami, FL;…

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    Patricia Ann Davidson Chase

    KINGSPORT – Patricia Ann Davidson Chase, Kingsport, TN, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Holston Valley Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements will be announced by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.hamlettdobson.com

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    Allen Wayne “Stubby” Blankenbeckler

    MT. CARMEL – Allen Wayne “Stubby” Blankenbeckler, 58, of Mt Carmel, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on Monday, September 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Allen was a loving Son, Husband, Dad, Papaw and friend. He was born October 28, 1960 in Kingsport, Tennessee and was a 1979 graduate of Lynn View High School where he played football. Allen received Christ as his Savior at an early age while attending State Line Baptist Church. He was a truck driver for many years, most recently with his own company, Glory Bound Express. Allen was an avid fisherman whose favorite pastime was to fish in the Springtime…

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    Fred Eugene Hembree Jr.

    Fred Eugene Hembree Jr., 56, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) is honored to serve the Hembree Jr. family.

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    Betty Million Collier

    KINGSPORT – Betty Million Collier, 86, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 17, 2019. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Dicy Clarice Ervin Million; husband; Ray Collier; two sons, Scotty Ray and Robby Joe Collier; and several sisters and brothers. Betty is survived by three daughters, Mona Collier, Judy Housewright and husband Bill Webb, and Penny Wright and husband Jim; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Sharon Blair and husband Scotty; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Hamlett-Dobson…

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    Harry Franklin Fisher Sr.

    KINGSPORT – Harry Franklin Fisher Sr., 79, of Kingsport, TN went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 16, 2019 after an extended illness. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (1735 Forest View Drive, Kingsport, TN). Visit tmcenters.com for the full obituary. Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) is honored to be serving the family.

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    Kyle Gardner

    WISE VA – Kyle Gardner passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at his residence with his family by his side. Mr. Gardner was a retired mechanic having worked at Super Service, Witt Motor Co., Legg Ford Sales, and Wise County Public Works Department.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Kyle was of the Christian Faith. He loved the Lord, his family, reading his Bible, hunting and fishing. A special thanks to Caris Health and especially Lynn and Andy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milford & Oma Bowman Gardner, sister, Shirley Bolling, and brother, Edison Gardner. Mr. Gardner is survived by his loving wife,…

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    Elizabeth Carter

    NORTON, VA – Elizabeth Ann Carter, 76, died Monday evening, September 17, 2019, at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Wise, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Lee Carter, Sr. and her parents, William Hall, Jr. and Ruth Trigg Hall. She was an LPN having worked in the local nursing homes. Surviving are her son, Danny Lee Carter, Jr. and his wife Judy of Carlsbad, NM; a grandson, Danny Lee “Trey” Carter, III (Valerie) of Coeburn, Va., a granddaughter, Dakota Elizabeth (Mark) Anderson of Radford, Va; four sisters, Nancy Linghardt and her husband Bill of Florida, Mary Linda Hall of Pulaski, Va., Regina Williams and her husband Jerry…

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    David Prince

    KINGSPORT – David Prince, 72, of Kingsport, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019. He was born September 14, 1947, in Beckley, WV to the late James David Prince, Sr. and Maxine Stanley Prince. David was a loving and faithful husband and father. He was a loyal friend and a kind man who loved to laugh. David was an avid U.T. sports fan and he enjoyed fishing and playing golf. Mr. Prince served as an Administrator at Holston Valley Medical Center for twenty-six years and then became a commercial real estate agent with the T.C.I. Real Estate Group. He also served on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries. David was…

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    Patricia Ann Hensley

    WISE, VA – Patricia Ann Hensley, 78, departed this life and into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee. She was the 9th of 10th children, born to Henry and Minnie Roberts. She loved her parents and her brothers and sisters dearly, and was the last surviving sibling of her large family. She loved her Lord and never failed to worship him and praise his holy name. She began working as a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in 1959 and continued there for over two decades as an obstetrics nurse where she helped bring…

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    Robert Allen Franklin

    APPALACHIA, VA – Robert Allen Franklin, 64, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Norton Community Hospital.  He was formerly of Big Stone Gap. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 am Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the American Legion Cemetery.  Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Roy A. Green Funeral Home is serving the Franklin family.

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    Randy Joe Fraser

    Randy Joe Fraser, 60, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019, at Holston Valley Medical Center. Randy was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the fourth child of Harlan and Ellen Fraser. He graduated from Lynn View High School in 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents. Randy is survived by his sisters, Debbie Fry and husband Bill of Burlington, KY, and Karen Fraser of Kingsport; brothers, Ronald (Red) Fraser and wife Marina of Kingsport, and Brad Fraser and wife Michelle of Knoxville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Cross Connection Church, 644 Granby Road, Kingsport,…

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    Judy Fanning

    KINGSPORT – Judy Fanning, 69, of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements will be announced by Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services.

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    Mr. Allen W. “Stubby” Blankenbeckler

    MT. CARMEL – Mr. Allen W. “Stubby” Blankenbeckler, 58, of Mt Carmel, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced at a later date. Carter Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, is serving the Blankenbeckler family.

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    Willa Dean Hood Johnson

    Willa Dean Hood Johnson, 85, of Brookdale Senior Living in Kingsport passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019. She was the daughter of the late William Beryl and Elsie Mae Johnson Hood. She was employed by Mason-Dixon Trucking Lines in the Accounts Receivables Department, and finished her career at East Tennessee Transportation. Visitation will be at 10 am Friday, September 20, 2019 at Colonial Heights Baptist Church followed by funeral services at 11 am. A private interment service will be held following the funeral for immediate family only. See website for full obituary at tmcenters.com Trinity Memorial Centers in Kingsport is serving the Johnson Family.

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    Jean Willis Cantrell

    JOHNSON CITY – Jean Willis Cantrell, 82, Johnson City, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center. Jean was born in Surgoinsville, TN to the late George Q. and Eliza E. Hurd Willis. Jean was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Most especially, over the holidays and other special days. She always knew each person’s favorites and made sure they felt special. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by: one daughter, Patricia Lynne Cantrell; and nine siblings. Survivors include: one daughter, Anne Dyer, of Knoxville; one son, Thomas Allan Cantrell,…

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    Travis William Adkins

    COEBURN, VA – Travis William Adkins, 44, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Mountain View Regional Medical Center Norton, VA. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Bernard & Gloria Adkins and Maternal Grandparents, Kermit & Oma Hamilton. He was a graduate of Coeburn High School and a former employee of Verizon as a Directory Assistant and of the Christian Faith. Surviving are his wife, Michelle Adkins; his children, Tyler William Adkins of St. Clair, MO., Michael Hall Adkins of Big Stone Gap, VA., Savannah Nichole Canter Adkins of St. Clair, MO., Sarah Elizabeth Hall Adkins of Big Stone Gap, VA., and Gloria Marie Adkins of…