Bobby G. Willis
EMORY, Va. -- Bobby Gene Willis, 60, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Haysi, and had lived in Detroit, Mich., for 35 years.
He was retired as shop foreman for Landis Mfg. Company, Ferndale, Mich., before moving to Emory. He was a 1954 graduate of Haysi High School and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Dardi Willis; one son, Bobby Gene Willis Jr., Emory; three sisters, Lois Yates, Sandra Powers and Toni Fuller, Haysi; three brothers, Johnny Willis, Robert Willis and Terry Willis, Haysi; and three grandchildren.
Haysi Funeral Home is in charge.
Louise R. Bryngelson
INVERNESS, Fla. -- Louise Roberts Bryngelson, of 1030 Belair Drive South, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at her home.
She was a native and long-time resident of Bristol and moved to Florida in 1974.
She was the widow of her first husband, Jack Roberts and was retired from the Bristol Tennessee Water Department.
While living in Bristol, she was a member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church.
In Florida, she was a member of First United Methodist Church of Inverness and the Ladies of the Moose of Crystal River, Fla.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard E. Bryngelson; one step-son, Lynn Bryngelson, Bristol Tennessee; one sister, Pearl Cross, Bristol Tennessee; one brother, Fred Barr, Bristol Tennessee; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; nine nieces; four nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Oakley-Cook Funeral Home is in charge.
James W. Campbell
James W. Campbell, 60, of Edgemont Avenue, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, in Greystone Health Care Center.
He was a security guard and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of Central Holston Christian Church and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include one son, Steve Minnich, Bristol Tennessee; two brothers, Roy Campbell and Ragan Campbell; and one aunt, Mrs. Beulah Minnich, Bristol Tennessee.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
ST. PAUL, Va. -- Flechia Hale, 85, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon.
She was a native of Wise County and was of the Methodist faith.
She was the widow of Robert Hale Sr.
Survivors include five sons, Darrell Williams, Gate City, Clayton Williams, Griffith, Ga., Billy Joe Hale, St. Paul, Ronald Hale and Michael Neal Hale, both of Bristol Virginia; three sisters, Kate Gray, Castlewood, Dorothy Silcox, Atlanta, Ga. and Gladys Peal, Raleigh, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge.
Preston Hardin, 73, of 170 2nd Street, Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Bristol.
He was a veteran of World War II and was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include one brother, Carl Hardin, Los Angeles; two sisters, Ms. Bettie Hardin, Bristol Virginia and Mrs. Junita Hammer, Cleveland, Ohio; and one nephew, Larry Hardin, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Robinson Mortuary is in charge. Arrangements are incomplete.
Carrie D. Keen
RICHLANDS -- Mrs. Carrie Daniels Keen, 88, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, in a Richlands hospital.
She was a native of Logan, W.Va. and had lived in the Buchanan and Tazewell County areas her entire life.
She was a member of Garden Creek Church of Christ at Garden Creek, Va.
She was also a member of the Appalachian Agency of Senior Citizens.
She was the widow of Adam Keen.
Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Spicy Lester and Mrs. Icy Whitt, both of Cedar Bluff, Mrs. Arthur (Elsie) Stilwell and Mrs. Daniel (Joyce) Osborne, both of Raven, Mrs. Thurman (Helen) Elswick, Whitewood, Va. and Mrs. Sterling (Vivian) Osborne, Oakwood, Va.; four sons, James Keen, Glade Spring, Calvin Keen, Whitewood, Gary Lee Keen, Pilgrim Knob, Va. and Larry Joe Keen, Cedar Bluff; two sisters, Ms. Florida Keen, Richlands, and Mrs. Edna Kelly, Pilgrim Knob; 33 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home, Richlands, is in charge.
Laura E. Stallard
Mrs. Laura Ellen Dickenson Stallard, 97, of 614 East Valley Drive, Bristol, Va., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at her home.
She was a native of Washington County, Va., but had lived in Bristol for the past 28 years.
She was a member of Kingsway Baptist Church, a member of RSVP and a member of the Slater Senior Citizens.
She was the widow of Lawrence Edward Stallard.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Glen (Mary Ellen) Brown, Bristol Virginia; one son, Karl M. Stallard, Roanoke; four granddaughters, Karen Tester and Tracey Stanley, both of Bristol Virginia, Sheryl McCormack, Vinton, Va. and Tonda Fugate, Roanoke; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Campbell Funeral Home, Abingdon, is in charge.
Peggy J. Brewer
Peggy Jean Blaylock Brewer, 64, of 102 Rex Road, Bristol Tennessee, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area.
She was retired from the Bristol Memorial Hospital and was an employee of Inter-Mountain Telephone. She was also a former member of the Highlands Victory Singers and was a member of Westhighlands Church.
Survivors include her husband, John H. Brewer; one daughter, Patty Hyland, Bristol Tennessee; two sisters, Laura Tolbert, Bristol Virginia, and Kathy Barrett, Bristol Tennessee; and one grandson.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Viva I. Cummings
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Viva Irene Cummings, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, in Fredericksburg.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Joycelyn Koval, Ocala, Fla.; two sons, William F. Barr, Pompano Beach, Fla., and Sidney L. Barr, Waynesboro, Va.; five sisters, Catherine Russell, Spartanburg, S.C., Cora Tucker, Augusta, Ga., Margaret Hoth, Franklin Park, Ill., Ida Johnson, Chilhowie, and Dorothy Russell, Chilhowie; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Newberry Funeral Home, Chilhowie, is in charge.
Ronnie E. Defriece Jr.
Ronnie Eugene Defriece Jr., 20, of 828 Southside Avenue, Bristol, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He attended Tennessee High School.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Sheila and Jeffery Broyles, Bristol Virginia; his father and stepmother, Ronnie Eugene Defriece Sr. and Barbara Defriece, Bristol Tennessee; one brother, Eric W. Defriece, Bristol Tennessee; two stepsisters, Christy Henley and Ashley Broyles, both of Bristol Tennessee; one stepbrother, Bradley Broyles, Bristol Tennessee; maternal grandparents, Danie and Christine Smith, Bristol Tennessee; his maternal step-grandmother, Vicie Robins, Bristol Virginia; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
DAMASCUS -- Earl Edwards, 80, of Route 1, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Dickenson County and was preceded in death by his wife, Della Sutherland Edwards.
He was a retired U.S. Mail Carrier and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Theda Owens, Haysi, Glenda Edwards, Damascus and Sonia Colley, Clintwood; one son, Kimberly Edwards, Clintwood; one brother, Arvie Edwards, Birchleaf, Va.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Haysi Funeral Home, Haysi, is in charge.