Naomi E. McClanahan
GRUNDY -- Naomi Elswick McClanahan, 85, of the Poplar Creek Section, Route 2, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at her home.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church for 35 years. She was also a homemaker.
She was the widow of Troy William McClanahan.
Survivors include four daughters, Ella Mae Clevinger, Grundy, Ruth Burk, Fort Pierce, Fla., Peggy Daugherty and Bertha Lee, both of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; five sons, Donald McClanahan and Freddie McClanahan, both of Bristol, Tennessee, Junior McClanahan, Richlands, Elder Paul McClanahan and Clifford McClanahan, both of Grundy; 42 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge.
Nellie T. Roberts
Mrs. Nellie Talley Roberts, 83, of 1402 East State St., Bristol, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Pocahontas, Va., and was the widow of Charlie Orville Roberts.
Survivors include five sons, James Roberts, Missouri, Roy Lee Roberts, Decatur, Ala., Larry Wayne Roberts, Bristol, Tennessee, Roger Lynn Roberts, Bristol, Virginia and Harry Thomas "Tommy" Roberts, Bristol, Tennessee; five daughters, Esther Jeanette Leonard, West Dundee, Ill., Charlotte Louise Carrier, Bluff City, Mary Francis Whipperfurth, Merrimac, Wis., Shirley Ann Hamm, Elizabethton, and Joyce Marie Stout, Johnson City; one step-daughter, Evelyn Elizabeth Hanshew, Rockledge, Fla., and one sister, Marion Buchanan, Bristol, Tennessee; 29 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge.
Mary S. Seale
GRAY -- Mary Spears Seale, 67, of 348 Oak Grove Road, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Northside Hospital, Johnson City.
She was a native of Kingsport where she had lived for a number of years and for the past 35 years, she had lived on Oak Grove Road.
She recently retired from K-VA-T Food Stores Inc. after 16 years of service.
She was a member of First Apostolic Christian Church and also attended East Bristol Church of God.
She was the widow of Peco Spears.
Surviving include her husband, Paris Seale Jr.; one daughter, Mrs. Bill (Irma) Bishop, Windermere, Fla.; three sons, John W. Spears, Bristol, Virginia, Daniel Spears, Elizabethton and David Spears, Kingsport; one step-daughter, Mrs. Greg (Dawn) Mack, Cleveland, Ohio; one step-son, Michael Seale, Cleveland; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Delia Day, Church Hill.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.
Darla A. Sprinkle
Darla Ann Sprinkle, 34, of 2432 Windsor Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Clewiston, Fla., and had lived in Bristol for the past four years.
Survivors include her parents, Charles D. and Lena Sprinkle Sr., Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, Charles D. Sprinkle Jr., Newberry, Fla.; three sisters, Donna Marie Raber, Mayo, Fla., Debra Lynn Hughes, Newberry, and Kimberly Dawn Fowler, Pensacola; her maternal grandmother, Fannie Hadley, Cantonment, Fla.; her paternal grandmother, Esther Sprinkle, Bayou La Batre, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral and burial will be in Pensacola, Fla.
Faith Funeral Home, Pensacola, is in charge of all arrangements.
Information courtesy of Weaver Funeral Home.
Mary L. Addison
MEADOWVIEW -- Mrs. Mary Lee Addison, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of Washington County.
Survivors include her husband, C.E. "Edd" Addison; one daughter, Linda Addison, High Point, N.C.; two brothers, Charles Tilson, Rose Hill, Va., and Kyle Tilson, Abingdon; one sister, Ruth Boothe, Edinburg, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is in charge.
William H. Artrip
CLINTWOOD -- William H. "Bill" Artrip, 69, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Kingsport.
He was a lifelong resident of Dickenson County and was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
He was a retired packer//truck driver with the Town of Clintwood Sanitation Department.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Artrip; one brother, Kelly Artrip, Clintwood; one sister, Joyce Nell Mullins, Clintwood; two nieces; one nephew; one great-niece and one great-nephew.
Clintwood Funeral Home is in charge.
Kerry E. Boggs
NORTON -- Kerry Edwin Boggs, 45, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Norton Community Hospital.
He was a mechanic for A&G Coal Company, a graduate of J.J. Kelly High School and a member of Southwest Virginia Wildlife Association.
He was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Robinette Boggs: one son, Bobby Boggs, Norton; his parents, Kearney and Virginia Collins Boggs, Wise; five sisters, Rita Baker and Glenda Johnson, both of Coeburn, Brenda Mullins, Veta Stapleton and Carol Hubbard, all of Wise; one half-sister, Betty Reiter, Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Richard "Ricky" Boggs, Wise; one half-brother, Leslie Underwood, Wise.
Sturgill Funeral Home is in charge.
CASTLEWOOD -- A.W. "Bill" Chafin, 64, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Russell County and a retired employee from R.H. Bouligny Electrical Contractor after 35 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Chafin.
Survivors include two daughters, Joy Chafin and Crystal Salyer, both of Castlewood; two sons, Mike Chafin and Bob Chafin, both of Castlewood; six sisters, Mamie Chafin, Lillian Chafin, Arbutus Chaffin, Nancy Talbert and Florence Delph, all of Castlewood, and Maxine Meade, Richmond; one brother, Kelly Chafin, Castlewood; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge.
Marie B. Fields
ABINGDON -- Mrs. Marie Bland Fields, 69, of 617 Hurt Street, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Johnston Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Emmett, Tenn., and had lived in Portsmouth, Va., for 30 years before moving to Abingdon in 1985.
She was a member of Denton Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James H. Fields; two daughters, Sandra K. Andrew, Belhaven, N.C., and Kathy VanDyck, Abingdon; one son, Robert Edward Fields, Portsmouth; three sisters, Margaret Smith and Frances Shortt, both of Abingdon, and Nancy Hawk, Gray, Tenn.; one brother, Jake Bland, Glade Spring; five granddaughters; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Campbell Funeral Home, is in charge.
Dorothy H. Gillenwater
SALTVILLE -- Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Henderson Gillenwater, 79, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie.
She was a member of the Saltville Baptist Church, a member of the Saltville Chapter No. 151 Order of the Eastern Star.
She was a funeral director as well as one of the owners and operators at the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home, and was also a past secretary of the Southwest Funeral Directors Association for many years and held a membership with the National Funeral Directors Association and the National Selected Morticians.
She was the widow of Roby P. Gillenwater.
Survivors include one daughter, Whitley Gillenwater Cardwell, Saltville; two granddaughters, Rachel and Sarah Cardwell; one sister, Mrs. Mark (Sally Irene) Farris, Abingdon; and several nieces and nephews.
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge.