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Kingsport Times-News Wednesday, July 31, 1991 Deaths Enoch T. Churchwell Enoch T. Churchwell, 78, 157 Union Street, Kingsport, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday (July 28, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Kingsport, he was the son of the late William H.

and Nannie Viles Churchwell. He was employed by Penn-Dixie Cement Company for 33 years, retiring in 1974. He was a veteran of World War serving in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Hammond Post No. 3 of the American Legion.

Mr. was an active member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Lynn Churchwell in 1963 and Enoch Ray Churchwell and a daughter-in-law, Debra Churchwell in 1974. Surviving are his wife, Anna Lou Moore Churchwell; one son, David Ray Churchwell, Kingsport; four daughters, Shirley A. Churchwell, Mrs.

Clarence (Brenda Kay) Painter Martha J. Churchwell and Mrs. Timothy J. (Barbara) Lane, all of Kingsport; one grandson; one sister, Mrs. Clyde (Sallie) Davis, Kingsport; one brother, Glenn O.

Churchwell, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Robinson Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Williams, the Rev. Carl Strickler and the Rev.

Shannon Powers officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. Honorary pallbearers will be active and in-active deacons of Fort Robinson Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by Hammond Post No. 3 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions. may be made to the Fort Robinson Baptist Church, 2012 Fort Robinson Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660. Carter Funeral Home is in charge. Auburn Cox DRYDEN, Va.

Auburn P. (Orb) Cox, 101, died Tuesday (July 30, 1991) at his home. Mr. Cox was a World War Veteran, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Dryden Masonic Lodge No. 326.

He was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Maggie) Cox, Dryden, four sons, Charles A. Cox, and Ralph P. Cox, both of Dryden, James W. Cox, Morristown, and Danny D.

Cox, Kansas City, Kansas; 11 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Sturgill Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev.

Robert Countiss officiating. Masonic Services will immediately follow the 8 p.m. services. Committal services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, Va.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Dryden United Methodist Church or the Church of your choice. 'Bill' Dalton CHICKAMAUGA; Ga. Willie Matthew "Bill" Dalton, 87, 310 Pearl Street, Chickamauga, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday (July 29, 1991) at Hutchinson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorp, Ga. Born in Scott County, he lived all of his life in the Sullivan County area having moved 10 months ago to Georgia.

He retired from. Tennessee Eastman Company in 1969 in the maintenance division after 40 years of service. Mr. Dalton was a member of Island Road Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Dalton and a daughter, Pauline Dalton.

Surviving are four sons, O.D. Dalton and Lowell T. Dalton, both of Chickamauga, Billy Ray Dalton, Blountville and Charles D. Dalton, Weber City, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Goldie Whittemore, Kingsport; one brother, J.L. Dalton, Church Hill; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. B.D.

Proffitt officiating. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Earl Davidson Jr. GATE CITY, Va.

Earl EUgene Davidson 24, Route: 1, Gate City, died Sunday (July 28, 1991). 6 Born in Sullivan County, he was a drywaller with Elliott's Construction Company. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Cornelius and Ora Davidson and his maternal grandfather, Henry Clinton Greear. Surviving are his parents, Earl Eugene and Nancy Neil Geear Davidson Gate City, two sisters, Deborah Page, Kingsport and Jeannie Dean, Kingsport; one brother, Robert Earl Davidson, Gate City, maternal grandmother, Bonnie Lucille Beard, Fort Blackmore, one niece and one nephew.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kimbler Cemetery, Fort Blackmore, with the Rev.

Ed Nelms and the Rev. Eritt Darnell officiating. Crystal Dingus Crystal Ann Dingus, infant daughter of Sam and Michelle Dingus, died at 9:27 p.m. Monday (July 29, 1991) at Indian Path Medical Center. Surviving other than her parents are maternal grandparents, Beryl and JoAnn Bernard Kingsport; paternal grandparents, Billy Ray and Elisa G.

Dingus, Kingsport; maternal great-grandfather, Beryl W. Bernard Kingsport; paternal great-grandmothers, Amanda G. Duckworth and Carolina M. Garza, both of Mission, Texas; maternal great-great-grandmother, Alice Jennings, Hillsville, Va. Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m.

Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Danny Hensley officiating. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge. Carl Dykes Carl 0. Dykes, 85, 321 Carl Dykes Road, Kingsport, died Tuesday evening (July 30, 1991) at his home after and extended illness.

He was' a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He was a retired farmer and was also employed with the State Forestry Service. He was a member Solomon's Temple Baptist Church. Surviving are wife, Mrs. Della Hensley Dykes, of the home; three sons, Hansel Dykes, Chesel Dykes, both of Kingsport, Foster Dykes, Rogersville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs.

Atta Morrison, Fall Branch; and one brother, Glade Dykes, Kingsport. Carter's Chapel Funeral Home Locally and Family Owned. (615) 245-4101. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Carter Funeral Home. William Gilliam PENNINGTON GAP, Va.

William Holly Gilliam, 82, died Monday (July 29, 1991) at Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA. Surviving are his wife, Effie Gilliam, of the home; two sons, Bobby Wayne Gilliam, Big Stone Gap, and James Marion Gilliam, Pennington Gap, three daughters, Jo Ann Bailey, Pennington Gap, Charlene Faustino, Charleston, S.C., and Lisa Bailey, Jonesville, one sister, Ruth Mumford, Evarts, ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Davis officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Gardens. Nell Gray Nell Pylant Gray, 500 A Manor Drive, Kingsport, died Monday (July 29, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born in Ashville, N.C., and had been a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She was a former employee of Kingsport Power Company, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and the Kingsport Lioness Club. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ray M. Pylant, 1979, and Jacob W. Gray, 1982; her parents, Mr.

and. Mrs. Garfield Haynie; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Poole; and a brother, Paul Haynie. Surviving are one sister, Mrs.

Lillian H. Hilton, Mt. Clemens, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Bryant officiating. Entombment will follow in the Oak Hill Mausoleum. Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Kingsport.

Ralph Harper BLOUNTVILLE Ralph (Don) Harper, 60, 404 Knob Hill Drive, Blountville, died Tuesday (July 30, 1991) in Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Harper was a native of Scott County, but lived most of his life in Sullivan County. He was a supervisor for Fluor Daniels Construction Company. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Past Master of King Masonic Lodge No.

461, past president of Bristol Shrine Club, member of Jericho Shrine Temple, member of Border City Eastern Star No. 162, member of Knoxville Scottish Rite and York Rite Bodies of Bristol and a 32 degree He was also a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post No. 6975. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Johnson Harper; one son, Larry (Ron) Harper, Blountville; one daughter, Joyce Hickman, Blountville; three brothers, Ezra Harper, and Sam Harper both of Understanding People? HEARING CENTER Herman Cupit "Since 1955" 247-1616 1-800-777-8936 1936 Brookside Dr Open.

Kingsport, TN -Friday Bristol, and Henry Harper, Bluff City; three sisters, Mrs. Loadith Hughes, Blountville, Mrs. Elda Whittaker, Bristol, and Mrs. Cleo Taylor, Bristol, one grandson, Noah Martin, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. A.

Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel by King Masonic Lodge No. 461. The family will receive friends after the masonic memorial service until 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Weavor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Martha Youmans officiating assisted by Mr. Charlie Castle. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Glenwood Cemetery. Hart services TAYLOR, Mich. Services for Ben F. Hart 58, 6890 Marvin Street, Taylor, who died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday (July 27, 1991) will be conducted at 2 p.m.

Wednesday in the Warren Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Combs officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the VFW Post No. 4933 of Kingsport. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery.

Hughes services GATE CITY, Va. Services for Nancy Victoria Juanita Hughes, 63, Chestnut Street, Gate City, who died Saturday (July 27, 1991) will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home with Brother Nathaniel Johnson officiating, assisted by the Rev. Paul Argoe. Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in the VA Mountain Home National Cemetery. Gate City Funeral Home is in charge. Ethel James Mrs. Ethel Walker James, 100, 3340 Ridgeview Street, Kingsport, died Saturday afternoon (July 27, 1991) at Greystone Health Care Center. A native of Liverpool, England, Mrs.

James immigrated to the United States prior to World War I. She had been a resident of Kingsport since 1976 was. a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was the widow of John James.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George (Jacquelyn) Patterson, Kingsport; three grandsons and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Swarthout, Royal Oak, and Mrs. Pauline McKeon, El Caion, Calif. Memorial services will be conducted at 9 a.m.

Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. H.P. "Pete" Minton officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Kent Room of the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul's Episco-. pal Church, 161 E. Ravine Road, Kingsport, Tenn. Carter Funeral Home is in charge.

Pearl Marshell NICKELSVILLE, Va. Pearl Mary Marshell, 86, Route 1, Nickelsville, died at 11:20 a.m. Monday (July 29, 1991) at Holston Valley Hosptial and Medical Center. She was born in Scott County, and was a member of Mead's Chapel. She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Marshell; her parents, William M. and Melinda K. Mead Skeen; one sister; and eight brothers. Surviving are one son, Kennith Marshell, Nickelsville; one daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Nancy) Byington, Nickelsville; two grandsons; and one great-grandson; and one sister, Mrs.

Myrtle N. Scalf, Nickelsville. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Warren Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Wayne Mead and the Rev.

James Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in the Skeens Cemetery. Otis Mullins Otis Mullins COEBURN, Va. Otis Mullins, 65, died Tuesday (July 30, 1991) at Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Va. He was a lifelong resident of Dickenson County and a active member of UMWA Local No.

9839. He attended the Longs Fork of Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nola Mullins, Coeburn, two sons, Zachary Mullins, and Jason Kendall Mullins, both of Clintwood, four daughters, Mary Wampler, Norton, Scherollia Harris, Kingsport, Angelane Jackson, Belfast, and Tammy Mullins, Norton, seven grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; one brother, Rufus Mullins, Coeburn, three sisters, Bessie Mullins, Pound, Christine Mullins, Wise, and Estelle Edwards, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Mullins Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be. conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Elders Trinkle Mullins and Willie Cantrell officiating. Pallbearers will be members of the UMWA Local No. 8939.

Burial will follow at the Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Local UMWA 8939. Amos Price MORRISTOWN- Amos Anderson Price, 87, died early Tuesday morning (July 30, 1991) at Heritage Center. A former resident of Kingsport, he attended Little Country Church. Surviving are his wife, Georgia Reed Price; three daughters, Mrs.

Fred (Odetta) Jones and Mrs. Stanley (Fioretta) Price, both of Morristown and Phyllis Knight, Chicago, five grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren; one sister, Vangie Brummitt, Rogersville. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown, Tenn. Services will be conducted 8 p.m.

Wednesday in the Westside Chapel with the Rev. J.B. Gulley and the Rev. Ronnie Hayes officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday at Jarnagin Cemetery. Bob Slaughter HILLS, Calif. Bob L. Slaughter, 57, 8835 Cedar Springs Lane, Knoxville, died 9 p.m. (p.s.t.) Sunday (July 28, 1991) in Laguna Hills, Calif.

Born in Wise County, he was a former resident of Kingsport, and of Aurora, he had lived in Knoxville for the past four years. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1952 where he was a drum major. He was vice president of Anchor Advanced Products of Morristown, where he had worked for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, and a member of the National Guard Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Masons. He was also a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by. Caring Professionals Helping Our Friends Make All Arrangements and Handling All Details With Heartfelt Don Kiser has been a Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1980 in Tennessee Kiser and Virginia. Don Funeral Director Kingsport (615) 245-4101 Embalmer Carter's Chapel Funeral Home his wife, Mrs. Faye Parks Slaughter, 1987. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs.

John (Robin) Bross, Ormond Beach, one son, Bobby Slaughter Los Angeles, one grandson; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy (Geneva) Slaughter, Kingsport; one sister, Mrs. Lowell (Betty) Haynes. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Floyd Smith Floyd Smith, 84, died at 1:36 a.m. Tuesday (July 30, 1991) at Holston Valley Hospital. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church since 1946 and was a veteran of World War'll. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Alice Smith; three brothers, Govan Smith, Dan Smith, and C.D. Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Davis Smith, of the home; five sons; Waymon Smith, Madison, Wayne Smith, Surgoinsville, Charles Smith, and Joe Smith, both of Church Hill, and Jesse Smith, one daughter, Deane Smith, Church Hill; one grandson; three step-granddaughters, Madison, three sisters, Bobbie Helton, Eve Helton, and Mary Smith, all of Rogersville. Calling hours are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at ColbochPrice Funeral Home, Rogersville. Services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev.

Jimmy Trent officiating. Military Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery. Werner Wendland Werner Wendland, 78, Moenchengladbach, Germany, died Sunday (July 28, 1991). He was a lifelong member of the Evangelische Kirche and was a veteran World War I1 and retired early due to being wounded in the war.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma Wendland; three sons, the Rev. Wolfgang K. Wendland, Kingsport, Carl-Werner Wendland and Wilfried Wendland, both of Moenchengladbach, Germany; two grandchildren; one sister, Lolfe Wendland, Rostock, Germany; one brother, Rudi Wendland, Bremen, Germany. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Kingsport. Memorial contributions may be.

made to Agape Life Christian Fellowship, 1416 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Wright services MOUNTAIN HOME Services for Grover Ray Wright, 67, Route 4, Box 306, Church Hill, who died Sunday (July 28, 1991) will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Oak Hill Funeral Home Chapelt with the Elder Jessie Biers officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW Charles De Witt Byrd Post No.

3382 in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, James Page, 409 Cannongate Kingsport, Tenn. 37660. Oak Hill FUNERAL HOME CEMETERY Everything at One Location. Easier on Families.

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