Harry Shepherd Jr.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Harry Shepherd Jr., 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, in Cleveland.
He was a native and former resident of Coeburn and had lived in Cleveland most of his life.
He was a retired employee of Norfolk & Southern Railroad and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Shepherd.
Survivors include one sister, Joyce Cooley, Woodstock, Va.; his surrogate father and friend of the Tabor family, Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, is in charge.
William T. Stevens
BLUFF CITY -- William T. "Bill" Stevens, 71, of 301 Sky Wa Mo Road, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at his home.
She was a native of Elizabethton, a member of John Sevier VFW Post 2108, and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Mozella Stevens; two daughters, Sherry Kaylor, Bluff City, and Kim Feller, Johnson City; four sons, Stan Stevens, Roanoke, Danny Stevens, Bluff City, Wayne and Dudley Stevens, Johnson City; four sisters, Sue Smith, Loretta Hardtke, Grace Hamilton and Audrey Whithead, all of Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, Thurman Allen Stevens, Pensacola; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, is in charge.
RICHLANDS -- Alice Stiltner, 83, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in Buchanan General Hospital.
She was a native of Harman, Va., and had lived in Richlands for the past 16 years, prior to moving to Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Grundy, January 1, 1996.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two brothers, Jonah Stiltner and Coy Stiltner, both of Harman; two sisters, Elsie Compton, Grundy, and Ivel Fletcher, Vansant; and several nieces and nephews.
Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home, Grundy, is in charge.
HAYSI -- Monroe Sykes, 70, of Route 2, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at his home.
He was a native of Buchanan County, was employed with Clinchfield Lumber Company and was a member of Russell Fork Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vergie Sykes; four stepdaughters, Mrs. James (Loraine) Thomas, Pilgrim Knob, Mrs. Pierce (Gay) Powers, Baltimore, Mrs. Delano (Pauline) Sykes, Birchleaf, and Mrs. Wayne (Kathy) Breeding, Davenport, Va.; one stepson, Ellis Wayne (Sherry) Deel, Birchleaf; one brother, Bernard Sykes, Council; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge.
Ruth W. Sykes
Ruth Wallace Sykes, 63, of Bristol, Virginia, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She was a former resident of Lebanon and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. Sykes; three daughters, Mrs. John (Patricia) Horton, Las Vegas, Mrs. William (Deborah) Churchill, Roanoke, and Sandra Sykes, Lebanon; two sons, Berry Sykes and Thomas W. Sykes Jr., both of Bristol, Virginia; one sister, Cora Virag, Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge.
William E. Tackett
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. -- William E. "Bill" Tackett, 71, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at his home.
He had lived in Clintwood ten years prior to moving back to Paintsville.
He was employed with Clinchfield Coal Corporation and Alcieberry Mullins Mining.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Kilgore Tackett; two sons, Darrell Kilgore, Paintsville, and Clyde Tackett, Buckhannon, W.Va; three daughters, Ruth Ann Perry, Paintsville, Ky., Linda Clark, Fairborn, Ohio, and Marsha Conley, Warsaw, Ind.; two brothers, Thomas Ray Tackett, Atlanta, and Clyde Jr. Tackett, Vaughnsville, Ohio; two sisters, Allene Pack, Vaughnsville, and Elcine Hall, Ottawa, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday in Paintsville.
Information courtesy of Clintwood-Colley Funeral Home, Clintwood.
James L. Widener Sr.
MILLERS CREEK, N.C. -- James Lee Widener Sr., 57, of North Minton Road, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at his home.
He was a native of Washington County, Va.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Blizzard Widener; two daughters, Rebecca Louise Widener and Jeannette Lynn Widener, both of Millers Creek; four sons, Jimmy Wayne Widener, Galax, James Lee Widener Jr., and Cecil Eugene Widener, both of Millers Creek, and Steven Wayne Widener, McGrady, N.C.; one sister, Virginia Jane Roten, Abingdon; one brother, Johnny Ray Widener, Damascus; and nine grandchildren.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, North Wilkesboro, N.C., is in charge.
Emma D. Carrier
BLUFF CITY -- Emma Dyche Carrier, 85, of 207 Main Street, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at her home.
She was a lifelong resident of Bluff City and for many years co-owned and operated Carrier's Fresh Meats. She was a member of Bluff City Baptist Church and the Bluff City Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, William "Cecil" Carrier; one daughter, Mary Elaine Van Huss, Bluff City; one granddaughter, Cynthia McBroom, Bluff City; three grandsons, David A. Carrier, Michael D. Carrier and Mark A. Carrier, all of Bluff City; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge.
Mary E. Coley
GATE CITY -- Mary Elizabeth Wolfe Coley, 84, of 500 Fir Street, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at her home.
She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and the widow of Broadus Coley.
She was a principal, teacher and librarian in Scott County School System, retiring in 1980 after 43 years at Prospect Elementary and Shoemaker Elementary Schools.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Johnson and Mrs. Richard (Rochelle) Maxwell, both of Gate City; two sons, Phillip Rogers, Dayton, Ohio, and Allen Dobbins Sr., Washington, D.C.; one sister, Geraldine Dobbins, Gate City; 12 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gate City Funeral Home is in charge.
Joan I. Dowding
NORTON -- Joan Irene Dowding, 82, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1997, in Norton Community Hospital, Norton.
She was attended the Episcopal Church in Norton.
Survivors include one son, Theo Dowding, London, England; one daughter, Carolanne Radawi, Norton; one brother, Bill Whitehead, Cornwall, England; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, is in charge.
Virginia P. Johnson
ABINGDON -- Mrs. Virginia P. Johnson, 80, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Sullivan County and had lived in Abingdon for the past 34 years.
She was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was involved in several other church activities.
Survivors include her husband, Hobert Johnson; two daughters, Ricky Johnson, Abingdon, and Teresa Johnson, Austin, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Mae M. Richards, New Orleans, La.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge.