Edward Neil Meade
PORTAGE, Ind. -- Funeral services for Edward Neil Meade will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Lebanon Funeral Home. Burial will be in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood.
Mr. Meade, 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, in Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso, Ind.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday in Lebanon Funeral Home.
Raymond W. Morgan
Funeral services for Raymond W. Morgan will be conducted Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery by Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol Virginia. The Rev. Frank Crawford will officiate.
Mr. Morgan, 82, formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, in The Wexford House in Kingsport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of choice.
Blevins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia M. Ratliff
ABINGDON -- Funeral services for Virginia M. Ratliff will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in
Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Damascus. The Rev. Warren M. Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Mrs. Ratliff, 61, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
Pallbearers will be Bob Seward, Wayne Chernutan, Jeff Kauff, Brian Sullivan, Donald Johnson, Jeffrey Hickman and Carl Griffith.
Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Violet E. Rosenbaum
Funeral services for Violet Estelle Rosenbaum will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Joel Turner will officiate.
Mrs. Rosenbaum, 66, of 1209 Norfolk Ave., Bristol, Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at her home.
She was born in Norton and had lived in the Bristol area since 1980. She retired from Bristol Regional Medical Center and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Surviving are her husband, Claude Andrew Rosenbaum; two daughters, Deborah Davidson and Teresa Wood, both of Bristol Virginia; five sons, Karlee "Red" Shaffer, Lynn Chaffer, Marc Shaffer and Jeff Shaffer, all of Bristol Tennessee, and Kelly Shaffer of Abingdon; two sisters, Anna Collins of Spotsylvania, Va., and Ruby Steinbrook of Indiana; two brothers, Roy Blevins and Kyle Blevins, both of Ohio; 23 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Rosenbaum was preceded in death by a son, Tim Shaffer.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. before the chapel service in Weaver Funeral Home.
Eva M. Smith
NEW CASTLE, Va. -- Funeral services for Eva Meadows
Smith will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff. The Revs. Ancil Childress and Roland Stump will officiate. Burial will be in Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery in Richlands.
Mrs. Smith, 92, formerly of the Marvin section of Buchanan County, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in a Blacksburg hospital.
Pallbearers will be Richard Boyd, Jackie Meadows, Bobby Coleman, Ronnie Coleman, Eddie Meadows II, Jimmy Meadows,
Carter Lee Strouth, Donnie Strouth, Paul Meadows, Paul McGuigan, Danny Meadows, Kenny Meadows, Ricky Meadows and Grant Meadows.
Singleton Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Smith Sr., 72, of Bristol Virginia died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Mendota, Va., a son of Nannie Vicars
Smith of Mendota and the late Roy E. Smith. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II post war era, serving on the USS Missouri battleship. He was a retired bookkeeper for Southern States Fertilizer Plant in Bristol Virginia, with more than 30 years of service. He was a member of Mendota United Methodist Church, American Legion Hacklerwood Post 145 and Mendota Masonic Lodge 174. He served as secretary-treasurer of Goodson-Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department, with more than 25 years of service, and secretary-treasurer of Mendota Cemetery Association for many years.
Surviving, besides his mother, are two sons, Edward Lee
Smith Jr. of Raleigh, N.C., and Daniel Roy
Johnson City; two sisters, Betty E.
Smith and Virginia R. Smith, both of Mendota; and a grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in Akard Funeral Chapel. Dr. Stan Anderson and the Rev. Jim Cumbo will officiate. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery in Weber City with military rites by VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975.
Smith was also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph W. Smith.
Among survivors are grandson Matthew Bowman Smith; daughter-in-law Betsy C. Smith; niece Pat
Smith Elledge of Jonesborough, Tenn.; uncle Worley Vicars; aunt Jewel Hutchins; and several cousins.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends, neighbors, members of the Goodson-Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department, Dr. Fred Greear, Jason York, David Eaton, Noah Key, Johnny Barker and J.R. Garrett.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Akard Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Goodson-Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department, 19864 Benhams Road, Bristol, VA 24202.
Tora Mae Smith
CASTLEWOOD -- Funeral services for Tora Mae
Smith will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. John A. Kiser will officiate. Burial will be in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood.
Mrs. Smith, 63, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be sons-in-law, grandsons and Sammy Taylor.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ernestine St. John
MEADOWVIEW -- Funeral services for Hettie Ernestine "Bug" St. John will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. in Farris Funeral Chapel in Abingdon. Pastor Mark Lundy will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Forest Hllls Memory Gardens. Those attending the graveside servic e should meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery.
Mrs. St. John, 71, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Va., a daughter of the late John I. and Bonnie Singleton. She was the widow of Preston D. St. John.
Surviving are three daughters, Linda Mann and Wilma Gobble Willis, both of Abingdon, and Carolyn Walker of Shady Valley, Tenn.; two sisters, Ann Pennington of Abingdon and Joyce Thomas of Greeneville, Tenn.; two brothers, William "Bill" Singleton of Abingdon and Charlie "Tap" Singleton of Catlette; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. St. John was also preceded in death by a son, Danny St. John; and a brother, James Singleton.
She was a faithful contributor to the people's Opinion Column at the Bristol Herald Courier.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Gobble, Mark Venable, Wayne Rector, Scott Rector, Matthew Rector, Sammy Owens Jr., Eddie Bailey and Wayne Davenport Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Owens, Donnie Holmes, Garnett Mann, Johnny Delp, Jack Snavely, Dan McVey and members of the Meadowview Volunteer Fire Department.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Farris Funeral Service.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Meadowview Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 84, Meadowview, VA 24361.
WISE -- Robert Bates, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Arlington Hospital in Arlington.
He was a son of the late Landis and Mary Lou Hayes Bates, a retired employee of the U.S. government as chief of the Engineering and Specifications Division of FAA and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Norma Heaberlin Bates of Arlington; two daughters, Nedra Bates of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Renee Bollich of Fairfax; three sons, Barry Bates and Richard Bates, both of Arlington, and Mike Bates of Atlanta; four brothers, Donald Bates of Norton, Martin Bates of Abingdon, Russell Bates of Norfolk and James "Tom" Bates of Wise; six sisters, Carrie Kilgore of Wise, Mary Elizabeth Holcomb of Norton, Jean Hillman of Kingsport, Jackie Hubbard of Church Hill, Tenn., Dixie Cox of Coal City, W.Va., and Ruth Puckett of Channelville, Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at noon in Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Ray
Jones Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in
Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap.
Mr. Bates was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Bates; and three brothers, Franklin Bates, Dewey Bates and John Bates.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon Saturday in Sturgill Funeral Home.
James A. Blackwell
WYTHEVILLE -- James Arthur Blackwell, 75, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Wythe County Community Hospital.
He was born in Rogersville, Tenn., a son of the late Arthur and Florence Thomas Blackwell. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Marion.
Surviving are two sisters, Carrie Lineberry of Wytheville and Helen Gillespie of Chilhowie; five nephews; and three nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Barnett Funeral Chapel in Wytheville. The Rev. Ron Hutzel will officiate. Burial will be in Sulfur Springs Cemetery in Chilhowie.
Mr. Blackwell was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Spence Blackwell; a brother, Bobby L. Blackwell; a nephew, Richard D. Gillespie; and a brother-in-law, Jack Gillespie.
Among survivors are brother-in-law, Bob Lineberry of Wytheville; nephews, Jack Gillespie, Michael Gillespie, Roger Gillespie, Arthur Gillespie and David Preston Gillespie; and nieces, Nona Widner, Kitty Worth and Clare Edith Gillespie.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Barnett Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, c//oImogene Orfield, Treasurer, P.O. Box 297, Wytheville, VA 24382, or the Sulfur Springs Cemetery, P.O. Box 352, Chilhowie, VA 24319.