John W. Hopkins
CHILHOWIE -- John Warner Hopkins, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie, Va.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Routh Hopkins.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Hopkins, Kensington, Md., and Ralph Hopkins, Frederick, Md.; three daughters, Vetta Jones, Thomasville, N.C., Verna Quinn and Nola Willett, both of Seminole, Fla.; two sisters, Kathrine Reel, Marion, Va., and Josephine H. Frye, Chilhowie, Va.; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
The D. R. Henderson Funeral Home, Saltville, is in charge.
Micah P. Kennedy
COEBURN -- Micah Phillip Kennedy, 47, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Norton, Va.
He was a lifelong resident of Caney Ridge.
He was an employee of the State of Virginia serving as Director of Wise County Social Services for the past 13 years.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann Kennedy; his mother, Goldie Kennedy, Caney Ridge; one sister, Sally Bowman, Morristown, Tenn.; one brother, Jimmy Kennedy, Coeburn, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Estes Funeral Home is in charge.
Helen M. Kirkman
Helen Marie Dobbins Kirkman, 64, of 530 Lakeview Street, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at her home.
She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and a member of the True Faith Tabernacle.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy L. Kirkman; two daughters, Margaret Bellamy, Castlewood, and Rose Bolling, Bristol, Tennessee; two sons, Roy Kirkman, Bluff City, and Dennis Kirkman, Bristol, Tennessee; five brothers, Fred Dobbins, Zanesville, Ohio, Harvey Dobbins Jr., Carl Dobbins, Frank Dobbins and Donnie Dobbins, all of Bristol, Tennessee; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
William D. Kramer
William Daniel "Dan" Kramer, 70, of 9247 Baker Lane, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Ohio and had made his home in Grundy, Va., until moving to Bristol a year ago.
He was owner of Kramer Construction Company in Grundy and part-owner of Southeast Awning Company.
He was an ordained Baptist minister and a youth counselor in Grundy and was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church and a member of the choir.
He was a U. S. Army veteran serving in the 82nd Airborn Division.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Bartley Kramer; three daughters, Sonya Kramer-Phillips, Douglassville, Ga., Rebecca Lynn Addington, Kingsport, Tenn., and Sara Grace Yarbrough, Bristol, Tennessee; one son, Petty Officer 2nd Class William Robert Eli Kramer, Concord, Calif.; one step-daughter, Rita Mae Coleman, Bristol, Virginia; one step-son, Jessie Ray Clevinger, Grundy, Va.; two sisters, Martha Hochstetler, Cumberland Court House, Va., and Lavina Nichols, Pittsburgh, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Weaver Funeral Home is in charge.
Willie E. Meade
KINGSPORT -- Willie E. Meade, 69, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, in Indian Path Hospital, Kingsport, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Bernice Hamm Meade.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He retired from Sandusky Ford Motor Company and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 359 AF&AM, Huron, Ohio; a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Kingsport, Tenn.; and a member of IOF.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Meade, Huron, Ohio; two daughters, Pat Wegner and Donna Hill, both of Kingsport; three brothers, Arvil Meade and Earnest Meade, both of Coeburn, and Allen Meade, Abingdon, Va.; four sisters, Lazelle Richardson, Mary Bowlin and Jalie Bond, all of Coeburn, and Delphia Brummitt, Castalia, Ohio; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one step-great grandchild.
Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va., in is charge.
Martha D. Miller
HONAKER -- Martha Deskins Miller, 96, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, in the Russell County Medical Center at Lebanon.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paris Deskins, and her second husband, Kent Miller. She was the only surviving member of her immediate family.
She was a lifelong resident of Russell County.
She was a member of Hubbard's Chapel Church near Honaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Alice Deskins, Elkton, Md.; two sons, Larry "Bud" Deskins, Cleveland, Va., and Donald Deskins of Farmville, Va.; three step-daughters, Katie Lou Fuller, Eunice Hess and Treva Taylor, all of Honaker; one step-son, Morris Miller, Honaker; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Honaker Funeral Home is in charge.
APPALACHIA -- Viola Marcella Kilgore Baird, 65, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, in Lonesome Pine Hospital.
She was the widow of Joe Dale Baird I.
She was a native of Imboden, Va., and had lived in Appalachia since 1983.
She was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Imboden United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Anita Baird, Essex, Md., and Donna Baird, Flagstaff, Ariz.; five sons, Rodney Baird, Saffard, Ariz., Jerry Baird, Klamath Falls, Ore., Charles Baird, Russel Baird and Joe Baird II, all of Appalachia; three sisters, Carol Flanary, Imboden, Va., Lena Porcha, Dayton, Ohio, and Emogean Sturgill, Dryden, Va.; one brother, Charles Kilgore, Gray, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Holding Funeral Home is in charge.
Esteel E. Beavers
RUSSELL COUNTY -- Esteel Eugene "Dick" Beavers, 72, of the Belfast Community, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, in a Lebanon hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of Russell County and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was a retired employee of Beavers and Cecil Contractors, Tazewell.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella M. Barrett.
Survivors include three sons, Charlie F. Beavers, Bristol, Virginia, Darrell R. Beavers, Lebanon, and Richard E. Beavers, Belfast; one sister, Mrs. Dan (Lorraine) Henderson, Lebanon; three grandchildren; and one step-granddaughter.
Singleton Funeral Service, Cedar Bluff, is in charge.
Albert F. Blevins
MARION -- Albert Ford Blevins, 73, died Sunday in the Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion.
He was a native of Grayson County and a lifelong member of the Lincoln Baptist Church.
He was employed by The Dr. Pepper Bottling Plant and the Virginia House Furniture Factory.
Survivors include six sisters, Wilma Rotenberry, Mabel Vernon, Blanche Russell, Ruby Woods and Paris Shelton, all of Marion, and Marie King, Grosclose, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Barnett's Funeral Home, Marion, is in charge.
John T. Burchett
MARION -- John Thomas Burchett, 85, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, in Smyth County Community Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lilyar Tilson Burchett.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald A. Burchett, Marion, Neal E. Burchett, Chilhowie, and Johnny L. Burchett, Sugar Grove; two daughters, Mildred E. Williams, Randleman, N.C., B. Darlene Rogers, Friendsville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Null, Cleveland, Ohio.
Brown Funeral Service is in charge.