Willard R. Layne
GRUNDY -- Willard R. Layne, 79, of the Poplar Creek section, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Buchanan County and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific area from November 1944 thru October 1945. He was in action on Iwo Jima from February through March 1945.
He was a member of the Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church, a disabled coal miner and was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Duty Layne.
Survivors include two daughters, Inis McNeil and Blanche Brewster, both of Grundy; six sons, Paul Layne, Bill Layne, Larry Layne and Jim Deel, all of Grundy, Ronnie Layne and Keith Layne, both of Vansant; three sisters, Mary Kirkpatrick and Margie Bish, both of Grundy, and Ethel Wilson, Speedwell, Tenn.; a brother, Burnis Layne, Grundy; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge.
POUND -- The Rev. Emmitt Mullins, 63, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in Norton Community Hospital.
Baker Funeral Home is in charge.
Della M. Osborne
COEBURN -- Della Maudie Osborne, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in St. Mary's Hospital, Norton.
She was a lifelong resident of Coeburn and the widow of Terry Osborne.
Survivors include two sons, Emmitt S. Osborne, Mansfield, Ohio, and Ivel L. Osborne, Coeburn; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Estes Funeral Home is in charge.
John E. Passmore
NORTON -- John Edwin "Jack" Passmore, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at his home.
He was the owner and pharmacist of Passmore's Pharmacy, Norton, for many years and was a graduate of the Louisville College of Pharmacy.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving in North Africa for three years. He was a member of the VFW Post 4301, Norton, Suthers Lodge No. 259 AF&AM, and the Craig Royal Arch Chapter 30.
Mr. Passmore was a member of the Norton Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon, and was a member of the Lonesome Pine Country Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Glenn Jenkins Passmore; a son, Jack G. Passmore, Overland Park, Kan.; a daughter, Mrs. William (Carol Francis) Collier, Salem, Va.; three grandchildren, Brett Collier, Emily Carol Collier and Jeffrey Collier; and a great-grandson.
Hagy Funeral Home, Norton, is in charge.
Grace B. Rasnake
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- Grace B. Rasnake, 82, of 701 Lynnewood Drive, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in a Mt. Airy hospital.
She was a native of Tannersville, Va., had made her home in Richlands most of her life before moving to North Carolina one year ago, and was of the Holiness faith.
She was the widow of Howard T. Rasnake.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Enloe, High Point, N.C., Mrs. Nancy Belton, Richlands, Mrs. Lloyd (Frances) Baker, Mt. Airy, and Mrs. Victor (Ruth) Williams, Fayettville, Ga.; four sisters, Mrs. Daisy Wheeler and Mrs. Patsy Russell, both of Richlands, Mrs. Cora Wilson, Burkes Garden, Va., and Mrs. Ruth Stonestreet, Harve de Grace, Md.; one brother, Everett Barrett, Paintlick, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 21 Great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home, Richlands, is in charge.
S. Ervin Ratcliff
BELFAST, Va. -- S. Ervin Ratcliff, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in Clinch Valley Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of Russell, a farmer and an iron worker, and was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Henderson Ratcliff.
He was a member of the Pruner Masonic Lodge No. 254 AF&AM, and a member of the Counts Chapter No. 180 OES. He was a member of the Rosedale Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Carolyn) Boothe, Belfast; four grandchildren, Sam Boothe, Dr. Robert Boothe II, Christy Blevins and Jane Ringstaff; and four great-grandchildren.
Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge.
Andy R. Richardson
Andy Robert Richardson, 49, of 624 Anderson St., Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Washington County, Tenn., and had lived in Bristol most of his life.
Mr. Richardson was self-employed, working with the Haven of Rest Mission, Bristol Tennessee. He was a member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Bristol Tennessee.
Survivors include five brothers, Johnny Richardson, Bob Richardson and Joe Richardson, all of Johnson City, Bill Richardson, Detroit, and Jackie Richardson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Shirley Stewart, Johnson City, and Brenda Richardson, Bristol Tennessee; five nieces; and eight nephews.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge.
Rondy G. Roark
Rondy Glen Roark, 83, of 817 Clinton Ave., Mosbey Apartments, Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Cassell Roark.
He was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and had lived in Bristol Virginia for the past 75 years.
He was a member of Belle Meadows Baptist Church.
He was retired as an upholsterer for H.P. King Company, and from the Bristol Virginia Housing Authority. He also worked in maintenance at Stant Hall and Jones Manor Apartments.
Survivors include two daughters, Lois Ann "Delores" Roark Still, Bluff City, and Elizabeth Glover, Bristol Virginia; three sons, Arthur W. Roark and David L. Roark, both of Bristol Tennessee, and Ralph E. Roark, Blountville; a sister, Ruth Doyle, Bristol Tennessee; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Akard Funeral Home is in charge.
KINGSPORT -- Jeane Bivins, 64, of 1552 Highpoint Ave., died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, in Holston Valley Hospital.
She was a native of Russell County and had been a resident of Kingsport most of her life. She retired from the Kingsport Board of Education in 1998 after 25 years of service.
She was a member of the Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Howard Bivins; a daughter, Mrs. David (Lyn) Moore of Church Hill; three sons, Dr. Don Bivins of Lewisville, N.C., Jerry Bivins of Knoxville, and Jeff Bivins of Franklin, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Wilburn (Peggy) Dean of Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Oak Hill Funeral Home of Kingsport is in charge.
Clinton H. Childress
RICHLANDS -- The Rev. Clinton Hadrick Childress, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1999, in Tazewell Community Hospital.
He was a native of Buchanan County, had been a resident of Tazewell County for several years, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cedar Bluff. He was a retired minister having served several churches for 45 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ival Stiltner Childress; two sisters, Virginia Stiltner of New Hope, Ala., and Evelyn Stiltner of Ohio; three brothers, Roy Childress of Castro Valley, Calif., Jess Childress of Lockhart, Ala., and Beacher Barton of Clinchco, Va.; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge.
ST. PAUL -- Dolly Rasnick Conley, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, in Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center in Kingsport.
She was a native of Dickenson County, of the Pentecostal faith, and the widow of Wilson Leon Conley.
Survivors include four daughters, Judy Skeens and Sandra Toot, both of Kansas City, Mo., Wanda Breeding of Castlewood, and Mige Davey of Santa Barbara, Calif.; four sons, Jack Conley of Bear Creek, N.C., Jerry Conley of Gate City, Roger Conley of Sanford, N.C., and Ronald Conley of Clayton, N.C.; four sisters, Edith Pino of Orange, Calif., Mae Buccitti and Ruby Deel, both of Memphis, and Billie Jennings of Dewey, Ariz.; three brothers, Ray Rasnick of Fullerton, Calif., David Rasnick of Anaheim, Calif., and Frank Rasnick of Nora, Va.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge.