Jessie P. Wade
JONESVILLE, Va. -- Jessie Millard Paul "Bud" Wade, 50, of Route 3, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at his home.
He was a coal scoop operator for Electric Fuel Corporation (formerly Powell Mountain), St. Charles, and also a farmer.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Lee County, and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie Flanary Wade; his mother, Lula Wade, Jonesville; one daughter, Amy Wade, Jonesville; two step-daughters, Michelle Dillman and Amy West, both of Woodway, Va.; four grandchildren; six brothers, Ted Wade, Sandston, Va., Ronnie Wade, Rose Hill, Va., Robert Wade, Gaffney, S.C., Kermit Wade, Herman Wade and John Dan "Peanut" Wade, all of Jonesville; five sisters, Shirley Willison and Betty Williams, both of Jonesville, Emily Dale Parsons, Decatur, Ala., Margaret Fannon and his twin sister, Pauline "Tiny" Gillenwater, both of Duffield, Va.
Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, is in charge.
George K. Yates
CLINTWOOD -- George Kipling Yates, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at his home on Caney Ridge.
He was a retired coal miner, a deacon of Yates Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 66.
He was a native of Dickenson County, but had lived in Roanoke for over 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Louzella M. Yates; three daughters, Reba Gale Gibson, Marlington, W.Va., Trena Y. Hicks, Vinton, Va., and Rosemary Custer, Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Roger K. Yates, Vinton; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Mullins Funeral Home is in charge.
Sasha S. Balthis
RODA, Va. -- Sasha Santanna Balthis, 8, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, in Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City.
She attended Appalachia Elementary School where she was a member of Mrs. Orr's second grade class.
Survivors include her parents, Douglas and Yevette Balthis; three brothers, Shawn Balthis, Jamie Balthis and Jordan Arnette, all of Roda; one sister, Melanie Balthis, Exeter, Va.; her grandparents, Joyce and Charlie Durham, Keokee, and Rod and Anne Arnette, Richmond; her great-grandmother, Loyla Maggard, Keokee; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia, is in charge.
Everett M. Bragg
Everett McCoy "Coy" Bragg, 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at his home.
He was a native of Waynesboro and had lived in the Bristol area since 1970.
He was an employee of Bristol Compressors with 25 years of service, a U.S. Navy veteran and an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Forbus Bragg; five sons, Ronnie and Ricky Bragg, both of Stuarts Draft, Va., Bland Farrar and Don Simmons, Waynesboro, Va., and Mike Farrar, Bristol, Virginia; one daughter, Barbara Zimmerman, Waynesboro; his mother, Lucille Slagle, Waynesboro; one sister, Polly Wilt, Waynesboro; three brothers, Harold Bragg and Melvin Bragg, both of Waynesboro, and James Bragg, Norfolk; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews;
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Shirley S. Brown
BLUFF CITY -- Shirley Sutton Brown, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived in Johnson County prior to moving to Bluff City in 1948.
He was retired from ET&WNC Transportation Company, was a farmer and was preceded in death by his wife, Una Slemp Brown.
He was a former member and deacon of Holston Baptist Church and, most recently, was a member and former deacon at Euclid Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Brown, Kingsport, and Mrs. Bernard (Barbara) Bull, Talbott, Tenn.; one sister, Eva Tester, Butler, Tenn.; one brother, R.V. Brown, Elizabethton; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge.
Flossie E. Burgan
Flossie Emmette Burgan, 94, of Bristol, Tennessee, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Tazewell, Tenn., and had made her home in Bristol for the past 27 years.
She was the widow of Lilburn Burgan, was a homemaker, a member of Ocoonita Missionary Baptist Church and attended Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Chesnutt, Bristol, Tennessee; one son, Kenneth Burgan, Jonesville, Va.; two sisters, Inis Ingle, Jonesville, and Aileen Alsup, Big Stone Gap; one brother, Edward Emmette, Jonesville; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Charles A. Clayburne
OAKWOOD, Va. -- Charles Adam Clayburne, 87, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, in a Richlands hospital.
He was a native of Buchanan County.
He was a retired coal operator and minister. He was a member of Little Garden Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Lois Reeves Clayburne; six daughters, Mrs. Bob (Matrel) Davies, Pickens, S.C., Mrs. Peggy Condit, Bluefield, W.Va., Mrs. Brownie (Hattie) Hayes, Viewtown, Va., Mrs. Jerry (Joyce) Jude, Bluefield, Va., Mrs. Mike (Dorothy) Ennis, McComb, Miss., Mrs. Coy (Charlotte) Richardson, Cedar Bluff; four sons, Charles "Bud" Clayburne, Deerfield, Va., Larry Clayburne, Millboro Springs, Va., Johnny Clayburne and Donald Clayburne, all of Oakwood, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Hamback, Manassas, Va.; three brothers, Ezra Clayburne, Manassas, Paul Clayburne, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Buford Clayburne, Bristow, Va.; 36 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Buchanan Funeral Service, Keen Mountain, Va., is in charge.
Nannie A. Cormany
MARION -- Nannie Aker Cormany, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, in Smyth County Community Hospital.
She was a beloved wife, mother and a very proud grandmother and attended Stone Memorial Presbyterian Church, Matson Drive Chapel.
Survivors include her husband, George "Bus" Cormany, Marion; one daughter, Lynn May, Marion; one sister, Lillian Helton, Marion; one granddaughter, Michelle May, Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service, Marion, is in charge.
James B. Davis
WEST JEFFERSON, N.C. -- James Bradley Davis, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, in Ashe Memorial Hospital, Jefferson, N.C.
He was a native of Ashe County, an Army veteran of World War II and a 30-year member of American Legion Post 275.
Survivors include his wife, Mozelle McClure Davis; two daughters, Evelyn K. Jones, Reidsville, N.C., and Joan E. Baldwin, Whitetop, Va.; one stepdaughter, Geneva P. Johnson, Lansing, N.C.; one stepson, Carl E. Powers, Lansing, N.C.; one brother, Tam F. Davis, Whitetop; one sister, Lucille Greer, Marion; four grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services and burial will be held Saturday in Jefferson, N.C.
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel, Jefferson, N.C. is in charge.