Lacy Watson, age 61, of Damascus, died Wednesday, June 17, 1997 in Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel B. Watson; one son, Phillip Watson, Damascus; three daughters, Terry Funn, Shady Valley, Tenn., Mary Watson, Damascus, and Janie Watson, Trade, Tenn.; two sisters, Leona Friberg, Chilhowie, and Rosalee Riffey, Damascus; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, June 21, in Azen Baptist Church with burial in Azen Cemetery.
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.
Burnace Gerald "Abb" Bates, 57, of Glade Spring, died Saturday, June 21, 1997 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
He had lived most of his life in Glade Spring. He was employed as a manager at Tennessee Investment Casting Company in Bristol, Tenn., and was a former employee of Monroe Calculating Machine Company in Bristol. Mr. Bates was a charter member of Grace Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder, trustee and Sunday School teacher. He was a former deacon and youth group director at the church. He was a former member of the Glade Spring Planning Commission, a former active member of the Patrick Henry High School Band Boosters, had coached youth basketball and was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Bates; three daughters, Pam Williams, Meadowview, Cindy Davenport, Glade Spring, and Abby Quillen, Lebanon; four brothers, Don Bates, Indianapolis, Ind., Ronnie Bates, Abingdon, Colin Bates, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Richard Bates, Marion; one sister, Carol Murray, Marion; four grandchildren, Andy Williams, Adam Williams, Chris Davenport and Kim Davenport; three sons-in-law, Tom Williams, Mark Davenport, and Richard Quillen.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Glade Spring with the Rev. Wiley Mayo and Mr. Joe Clark officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, c/o Ann LeMieux, 111 N. Monte Vista Dr., Glade Spring, VA 24340.
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdonwas in charge of arrangements.
William Clay Baumgardner, 69, of Seven Mile Ford, died Saturday, June 21, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital. He was a native of Smyth County and the son of the late Joseph Clay and Elta Ratliff Baumgardner. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Clapp Baumgardner; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and John Hankla Sr., Seven Mile Ford, and Ann and Buddy Call, Saltville; one brother, Walter Baumgardner, Chilhowie; four grandsons, John Hankla Jr., Marion, Clay Hankla, Mark Hankla, both of Seven Mile Ford, and Bryan Call, Saltville; three stepgrandchildren: Stacy Berry, Shawn Berry and Junior Berry; one great-granddaughter, Diana K. Hankla, Chilhowie; one great-grandson, Robert Hunter Hankla, Seven Mile Ford.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Neitch and the Rev. Paul Doane officiating. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery in Adwolfe.
Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Daniel Lester Brown, 95, died Saturday, June 21, 1997 in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie.
He was the former owner and operator of the Dip Dog Stand in Marion. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Marie Elswick Brown.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Larry D. and Jackie Brown, Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Mae Martin, Essex, Md.; one grandson, Logan Brown, Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Harcum and the Rev. Billy Joe Dixon officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Chilhowie.
Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.
Goldie Copenhaver Tilson, age 86, died Friday, June 20, 1997 at the Wellmont House in Bristol, Tenn. She was a native of Washington County who had lived in Smyth County for the past 23 years. She was a member of Rock Springs Presbyterian Church.
She was the widow of Steward B. Copenhaver Sr., and James R. Tilson. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Neese Sr., and three brothers, Everett Neese, Noel Neese and Carl Neese.
Survivors include two sons, Steward B. Copenhaver Jr., and Ernest E. Copenhaver Sr., both of Meadowview; two daughters, Eula C. Roe, Meadowview and Louise "Tiny" C. Gray, Marion; one daughter-in-law, Alberta M. Copenhaver; one son-in-law, John M. Gray Sr.; three brothers, Oscar Neese and Bernard Neese, both of Abingdon, and Arthur B. Neese Jr., Meadowview; four sisters, Marie Copenhaver and Vivian Mock, both of Meadowview, Ruby Graybeal, Emory, and Dorothy Cannon, Glade Spring; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two special friends, Nancy Wyatt and Virginia Abel.
Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Thornton officiating. Burial followed in Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abingdon.
Farris Funeral Service in Abindon was in charge of arrangements.
Harvey James Abel, age 59, died Thursday, June 26, 1997 in Smyth County Community Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Sue Abel, Marion; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Carrie Abel, and William Harvey and Bobbie Jean Abel, all of Marion; one daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and James Hagee, Chilhowie; one brother, Reece Abel, Chilhowie; one special nephew, Wayne Abel; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted today, June 28, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Adam Love officiating. Burial will follow in the Osborne & Hatfield Cemetery in Tannersville.
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mattie Maude Hamm, age 75, formerly of Ashe County, N.C., died Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home.
Ms. Hamm was born in Ashe County on Sept. 24, 1921 to Leonard Smith Hamm and Mamie Cordilia Black Hamm. She was a sewing machine operator in a textile factory.
She is survived by a son, Ray Phipps of Aberdeen, Md.; three brothers, Junior Hamm of Port Deposit, Md., Lawrence Hamm of Crumpler, N.C., and Elmer Hamm of Grassy Creek, N.C.; four sisters, Faye Blackburn of Darlington, Md., Irene Pennington of Aberdeen, Md., Viola Church of Grassy Creek, N.C., and Jean Teaster of Crumpler, N.C.; one grandchild and one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today, June 28, at 11 a.m. at Boone Family Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Reeves Jones and the Rev. Rex Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens, Jefferson, N.C.
Boone Family Funeral Service Inc., of West Jefferson, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
This is a courtesy announcement provided by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service.
Hilda Clear Kent, Glade Spring, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She was a native of Saltville but had lived in Glade Spring for a number of years. She was a beautician before her retirement and was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Preston M. Kent.
Survivors include one son, Robert J. Kent, Newport News; two daughters, Ruth Moss, Danville, and Doris Frazier, Woodberry, Tenn.; one sister, Margaret Frye, Saltville; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, in Farris Funeral Chapel with burial in Mount Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is handling arrangements.
Lucy F. Thomas, age 85, of Glade Spring, died Sunday, June 22, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
She had lived most of her life in Washington County and was of the Church of God faith.
She was the widow of Samuel S. Thomas and was also preceded in death by a grandson, Teddy Thomas.
Survivors include five sons: Freddie Thomas, Earl Thomas and Larry Thomas, all of Glade Spring, Steward Thomas, Marion, and Jerry Thomas, Abingdon; four daughters, Ernestine Thomas and Frances Thompson, both of Glade Spring, and Annie Mae Cardwell and Wanda Harris, both of Saltville; one sister, Lottie Holly, Glade Spring; 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Poston officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring.
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon handled arrangements.