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Firestone
Daniel Lee Calvin Firestone, age 56, of Marion, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996. 
Mr. Firestone was a native of West Virginia and had lived a number of years in the Marion area. He was also employed as a glass installer for the Princeton Mercer Glass Company. 
Survivors include his mother, Ethel Firestone, Vinton; four brothers, Clarence Firestone, Mobile, Ala., Mitchell Firestone, Falls Church, Ralph Firestone and David Firestone, both of Herndon, W.Va.; two sisters, Linda L. Firestone and Mary DeVault, both of Vinton. 
Graveside services will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Attoway Cemetery with Pastor Tim Boyette officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from noon until time of service at the funeral home. 
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Jones
Joseph Clyde Jones, age 49, of Chilhowie, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996 at his home. He was president of J.C. Jones Trucking Inc., and attended the Glade Spring Community Church of God. He was preceded in death by his father, J. Dale Jones. 
He is survived by his mother, Margaret M. Jones, Chilhowie; one sister and brother-in-law, Walter R. and Linda Jones Pupa, Raleigh, N.C.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. E.C. Little and the Rev. Bobby Dunn officiating. Interment was in the Knoll Kreg Cemetery in Abingdon. Francis Marion VFW Post 4667 conducted graveside military honors. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements. 

Stoots
Margie Ann Stoots, age 45, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996 at her home in Marion. 
She was a native of Washington County. She was employed at the Marion Intermediate School for six years and with Buster Brown Company for 10 years. 
Survivors include her husband, Buford H. Stoots; one daughter, Rebecca Stoots, Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Mary Ann Stoots, Marion; her mother, Flora Morrison, Meadowview; one sister, Dorothy Musser, Dade City, Fla.; two brothers, Ray Morrison, Glade Spring, and Melvin Morrison, Meadowview; two grandchildren: Timothy Stoots and Savannah Stoots. 
Funeral services will be conducted today, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Guy Testerman officiating. Interment will be in the Walkers Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. 
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Anderson
Jean Allen Anderson, age 72, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996 in the Lynchburg General Hospital. 
She was born on Jan. 28, 1924 in Rural Retreat, the daughter of the late William and Stella Grubb Allen. She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church in Lynchburg and the American Legion Auxiliary. 
She was the widow of the late Frank M. Anderson Jr. 
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Brinda Anderson of Lynchburg; two daughters and son-in-law, Jan and Tony Johnson, and Sherri L. Anderson, all of Lynchburg; two grandsons, Jarod and Jason Johnson; one stepgrandson, David Phelps; one step-great-granddaughter, Taylor Phelps; two brothers, Robert Con Allen of Brooklyn, Wisc., and Fred Allen of Joppa, Md.; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Mucha officiating. Interment followed in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat. The family requests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Rural Retreat United Methodist Church. 
Lindsey Funeral Home in Rural Retreat was in charge of arrangements. 

Bingham
Genette R. Rotenberry Bingham, age 59, of Saltville, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. 
Survivors include her husband, W.F. "William" Bingham, Salem; one brother, Thomas A. Rotenberry, Roanoke; one sister, Bertha Surber, Broadford; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Oliver, Rev. Luther Watson and Rev. Clarence Frye officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery. 
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements. 

Blevins
Earl W. Blevins, age 80, of Abingdon, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996 at his home. 
He was a native of Smyth County and had lived in Abingdon for 34 years. He was the founder and owner of Empire Motor Lodge and Restaurant. 
Mr. Blevins was a former automobile dealer in Smyth County, having worked for 15 years. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and a lifetime member of the Grosses Creek Baptist Church. 
He was a former member of the board of directors of NationsBank, formerly Sovran Bank, and was a supporter of many civic and service organizations. 
Survivors include his wife, Cora Teaters Blevins; five sons: Joe Allen "Bud" Blevins, Joel V. Blevins, Lowell W. Blevins, Rocky L. Blevins, all of Abingdon, and Willis P. Blevins, Marion; one daughter, Mrs. Joe L. (Pauline B. ) Anderson, Abingdon; five daughters-in-law, Violet Blevins, Debbie Blevins, Rosemary Blevins, Brook Blevins, all of Abingdon, and Wanda Blevins, Marion; one son-in-law, Joe L. Anderson, Abingdon; one brother, Gilbert L. Blevins, Marion; two sisters, Colene Combs, Chilhowie, and Marie Billings, Seven Mile Ford; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted today, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. in Grosses Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Sheets, the Rev. Fred Harcum and the Rev. Sheldon Jones officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church two hours before services. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Grosses Creek Baptist Church building fund, c/o Jackie Blevins, HC61, Chilhowie, VA 24319. 
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements. 

Caviness
Gary Edward Caviness, age 48, of Dublin, formerly of Wytheville, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996 at his residence. He was the owner/operator of the Lawn Magic Super Vac Service and was a member of the Christiansburg Moose Lodge #1470. He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Edward Caviness, and his father-in-law, Warren Morris. 
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Morris Caviness, of the home; one daughter, Jessica Valene Caviness of Johnson City, Tenn.; two stepsons, Warren Mills of Marion, and Jay Mills of Austin, Texas; two stepgrandchildren, Lauren Mills and Michael Warren Mills; his mother, Anna Spencer Caviness, Max Meadows; one brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Vickie Caviness of Max Meadows; his mother-in-law, Margaret Morris of Wytheville; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret Anne and Dwight Grubb of Wytheville; special friends, James and Peggy Haynes of Dublin; one niece and three nephews: Randa Lynn Caviness, Gary Allen Caviness, Danny Grubb and Darrell Grubb. 
Funeral services will be held today, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. at Barnett's Funeral Chapel in Wytheville with the Rev. Donald Drake officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 297, Wytheville, VA 24382. 
Barnett's Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of arrangements. 

Davidson
William Martin "Bud" Davidson, age 90, of Saltville, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Charles Maiden. 
He was a lifelong farmer in the Beaver Creek area. He was a retired employee of Sprague & Henwood and a member of Mountain View Church of God, New Quarry. 
Survivors include his wife, Lucy W. Davidson, Saltville; two sons, Graham S. "Bear" Davidson, Chilhowie, and Charles Thomas Davidson, Saltville; one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Edith) Maiden, Bristol, Tenn.; one half-sister, Mary E. Green, Detroit, Mich.; seven grandchildren: Kennith Maiden, David Maiden, Graham S. Davidson Jr., Susan D. Roark, Donna Davidson, Dawn "Beth" Davidson and Stephanie McCready; three great-grandchildren: Stephanie Maiden, C. Chase Taylor and Stephanie Taylor; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 8, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Neace officiating. Burial was in the Elizabeth Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Saltville Rescue Squad. 
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements. 

Fox
Lucille Delp Fox, age 87, widow of Harold D. Fox, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996 in Smyth County Community Hospital. 
She was an active member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church and was a nurse at Richardson's Clinic for 39 years. 
She is survived by one daughter, Marivene Bryant Slemp of Marion; two sisters, Edith Cassell of Galax, and Virginia Perrino of Elk Creek; one brother, Perk Delp of Independence; two grandchildren, Susan Bryant Massey of Inman, S.C., and Nancy Bryant Parker of Roanoke; four great-grandchildren, Brooke Massey, Michael Massey, Katherine Massey, and Ryan Parker; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carol Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. 

Hart
Christopher Wayne Hart, age 27, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996 in Sugar Grove. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Hart. 
He is survived by his wife, Jamie Clement Hart of Marion; his biological mother, Mary Sue Siler and stepfather, Carl Siler of Detroit, Mich.; his "mothers," Catherine Copenhaver of Marion, and Virginia Haga of Chilhowie; two sisters, Anita Gardner of Chilhowie, and Angela Martin of Sugar Grove; two brothers, Gregory Hart of Sugar Grove, and Shawn Siler of Detroit, Mich.; several aunts, uncles, and many friends. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Azen Baptist Church in Konnarock with Brother Don Stanley and Brother Allen Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in the Azen Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

Kestner
Robert L. "Maneater" Kestner, age 60, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996 at his home in Saltville. 
He was a member of the Quarry United Methodist Church and a member of Holston River Coon Club. 
Survivors include his wife, Sue Mitchell Kestner; two sons, Michael Kestner, Chilhowie, and David Kestner, Tannersville; two daughters, Sharon Montgomery and Carol Prater, both of Saltville; two sisters, Helen Doane, Glen Burnie, Md., and Irene States, Littleton, Colo.; four grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 11, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harry Tindell and the Rev. Shirley Carter officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery. 
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements. 

Painter
Rex F. Painter, age 76, of Cripple Creek, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996 at the Wythe County Community Hospital. 
Mr. Painter was an active member of Crockett Chapel United Methodist Church in Cripple Creek. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge for 54 years, was a former member of Wythe County Electoral Board, former member of the Wythe Lions Club and the ASCS Board. He retired from the Virginia ABC Board after 22 years of service and was a prominent Wythe County farmer. 
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Whitman Painter of Cripple Creek; one daughter and son-in-law, Beth Painter and Dick Willard of Cripple Creek; one brother and sister-in-law, Blair S. and Jean Painter of Cripple Creek; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Crockett Chapel United Methodist Church in Cripple Creek with the Rev. Joe Carrico officiating. Burial followed in Fleming Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Fleming Cemetery, c/o Miss Helen R. Umberger, Rt. 3 Box 208, Wytheville, VA 24382. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. 

Poston
Shirley McVey Poston, age 56, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996 at her home in Chilhowie. She was of the Baptist faith. 
She is survived by one son, Howard Kenneth Poston, Chilhowie; two daughters, Deborah Cox, Galax, and Jeanna Poston, Bristol, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jason and Heidi Ring and Kelly Poston. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage and the Rev. Frank Branson officiating. Interment followed in the Middlefork Cemetery. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements. 

Stamper
Leabelle D. Stamper, age 79, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996 at her home in Konnarock. She was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and had lived in Konnarock most of her life. 
Mrs. Stamper was a member of the Konnarock Seventh Day Adventist Church and a member of the Damascus Senior Citizens. 
She was the widow of Worth Thomas Stamper. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lillie Rupard Perry; two daughters, Virginia Ruth Shepard and Ethel Lea Jones. 
Survivors include six daughters: Louellen Fleming, Lilburn, Ga., Edna Johnson, Lansing, N.C., Lillie Rose Holeman, Charlotte, N.C., Mary Frances Barr and Anita K. Severt, both of Konnarock, and Alicia Richardson, Sugar Grove; three sons, Dennis Albert Stamper and Danny Thomas Stamper, both of Konnarock, and Donnie Everett Stamper, Whitetop; one sister, Ethel Wiles, Lake Worth, Fla.; one brother, Ralph Perry, Aberdeen, Md.; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Konnarock Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Ron Ihrig officiating. Interment was in the Azen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, c/o Anita Severt, 40025 Horsepen Road, Damascus, VA 24236. 
Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements. 

Thomas
Roger Dale Thomas, age 40, of Marion, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996 in Marion. 
Mr. Thomas was a native of Smyth County and had lived most of his life in Marion. He was employed at Marley Mouldings for the past six years and was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Thomas. 
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Thomas, Marion; two daughters, LaDona Dawn Thomas and Brittney Danielle Thomas, both of the home; his father, Sammy Roger Thomas, Marion; one sister, Dana Lynn Fletcher, Marion; his grandmother, Bessie Faye Blevins, Chilhowie; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Chapman and the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 
Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Brooks
Gladys Anderson Brooks, age 86, widow of Glen Brooks, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Comers Creek Baptist Church. 
She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Virginia McClanahan, Marion, and Pearl B. and J.C. Lane of Flatridge; seven sons and four daughters-in-law: Earl Brooks of Marion, Pete Brooks of Freesburg, Ill., Blaine and Carolyn Brooks, and Rex and Kay Brooks, all of Sugar Grove, Glen Jackson and Joyce Brooks of Konnarock, Garland Brooks of Flatridge, and David and Ruby Brooks of Powhatan; five sisters: Hassie Grinstead and Hattie Testerman, both of Marion, Mary Tolliver and Dolly Cullop, both of Troutdale, Selvia Cannella of Joppa, Md.; one brother, Bane Anderson of Troutdale; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage and Rev. Phillip Duvall officiating. Burial followed in Comers Creek Cemetery. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. 

Heldreth
Patsy A. Heldreth, age 61, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996 at her home in Masaryktown, Fla. 
She was a native of Groseclose and had moved to Masaryktown 30 years ago. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. 
Survivors include three sons, Mike Evans, Sugar Grove, Steve Evans, Chilhowie, and Travis Heldreth, Richmond; two daughters, Jill Bailey, Abingdon, and Rebecka Heldreth, Masaryktown, Fla.; one sister, Virginia Shepherd, Spring Hill, Fla.; seven grandchildren. 
Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville, Fla., was in charge of arrangements. 

McCready
Christine Haynes McCready, age 75, of Saltville, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996 in Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Kingsport, Tenn. 
She was a member of McCready United Methodist Church and was the widow of Carl McCready. 
Survivors include two sons, Charlie McCready, Bristol, and Jeff McCready, Saltville; three daughters, Mrs. Ken (Mary) Schott, San Antonio, Texas., Mrs. David (Joan) Bansemer, Bristol, and Mrs. Mac (Pat) Buchanan, Saltville; one sister, Olivene McCready, Niceville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in McCready United Methodist Church with the Rev. Howard Hawk officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Cemetery. Memorials may be made to McCready United Methodist Church, Saltville. 
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements. 

Trent
Earl Trent, age 68, of the Widener's Valley Community, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. 
Survivors include his wife, Elruth Trent; four sons, Eddie Dean Trent, Meadowview, Harold Junior Trent, Glade Spring, Tommy Trent, Chilhowie, and Ricky Trent, Damascus; two brothers, Billy Trent and Jack Trent, both of Glade Spring; two sisters, Helen Caroll and Carolyn Caldwell, both of North Carolina; three half-sisters, Martha Owens, Abingdon, Nellie McCracken, Damascus, and Mary Milhorne, Johnson City, Tenn.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Critcher, the Rev. Mahlon Wyatt and the Rev. Mike Haga officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park. 
Johnson Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements. 

Blevins
Mamie Lee Blevins, age 89, of Marion, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 in Francis Marion Manor. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Camie Blevins, and a son, James Camie Blevins Jr. 
She is survived by one daughter, Lois Blevins, Chilhowie; one son, H.L. Blevins, Glade Spring; 13 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Blevins officiating. Burial followed in the Cleghorn Cemetery. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements. 

Gollehon
Frances Victoria Gollehon, age 91, of Chilhowie, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996 in Francis Marion Manor. She was a member of the Seven Mile Ford Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Gollehon. 
She is survived by five daughters: Juanita Crouse and Frances Shorey, both of Chilhowie, Okie Gaetzke, Renton, Nettie Kidd, Lynchburg, and Ruby Gilbert, Marion; three sons, Joe T. Gollehon, Gene Gollehon, and Watson Gollehon, all of Chilhowie; three daughters-in-law, Ann Gollehon, Josephine Gollehon, and Debbie Gollehon; five sons-in-law, Bud Crouse, Lee Gaetzke, Fred Shorey, A.G. Kidd and Bill Gilbert; three sisters, Ocie Farmer, Mecie Rupard, and Effie Wingler, all of Whitetop; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Newberry Funeral Home. A committal service was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Gollehon Cemetery. 
Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements. 

Holdaway
Howard Rex Holdaway, age 63, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996 at his home in Marion. 
He is survived by one sister, Mattie Pritchett and husband William, of Roanoke; several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Graveside services will be held today, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. at Central Cemetery, Flatridge. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

Jackson
Herbert Wilbur Jackson, age 72, of Saltville, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. 
Survivors include three brothers, Glenn Jackson and Ervin Jackson, both of Saltville, and Dale Jackson, Tannersville; three sisters, Roxie Davenport, Tannersville, Stella Jackson and Sylvie Woodward, both of Saltville; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Chapman and the Rev. Clarence Frye officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Cemetery. 
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville was in charge of arrangements. 

Jackson
Shirley Jane Mitchell Jackson, age 50, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. 
Survivors include her husband, Ira Mike Jackson; three sons, Mick Jackson and Michael Jackson, both of Saltville, and Wade Jackson, Marion; one daughter, Teresa Johnson, Glade Spring; her mother, Littie Mitchell, Glade Spring; one brother, Dennis Mitchell, Bristol; seven grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers. 
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is in charge of arrangements. 

Miller
Henry Earl Miller, age 73, of Bristol, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. 
He was a native of Meadowview and a retired night watchman from Burlington Industries. He was a member of High Point Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Geneva F. Miller; four daughters: Betty Johnson, Janet Arnold and Tammie Gates, all of Bristol, Tenn., and Jan Pentecost, Bristol; one son, Gary Miller, Johnson City, Tenn.; three sisters, Margaret Branch and Rebecca Stapleton, both of Bristol, and Pearl Widener, Chilhowie; three brothers, Paul Miller, Damascus, Lynn Miller, Marion, and Julian Miller, Bluff City, Tenn.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and five step-grandchildren. 
Graveside services were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Gary Garland officiating. 
Akard Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of arrangements. 

Reedy
Stella Murray Reedy, age 89, of Troutdale, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996 at the Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home. She was the widow of John Daly Reedy. She was born March 18, 1907 in Troutdale, the daughter of Cebert and Sarah Elizabeth Spencer Murray. 
Surviving are one daughter, Esther Reedy, Richmond; three grandchildren, Ron Umbel, Miami, Fla., Donna Umbel, Charlotte, N.C., and Rick Umbel, Pawleys Island, S.C.; one sister, Viola Phipps, Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Wiley Murray, Troutdale. 
Funeral services will be conducted today, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. in the Sugar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Price officiating. Interment will be in Troutdale Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church for 30 minutes preceding services. 
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence is in charge of arrangements. 

Ryan
Stella Tucker Ryan, age 70, of Meadowview, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996 in Bristol Regional Medical Center. 
She was a native of Smyth County and had lived in Meadowview most of her life. She was a graduate of Chilhowie High School and was a member of the Meadowview United Methodist Church. 
She was the widow of J.D. "Dan" Ryan. She and her husband had operated Ryan's Service Station in Meadowview until his death. 
Survivors include one son, James David Ryan, Meadowview; two sisters, Alice T. Hutton, Marion, and Emma Goodman, Chilhowie; one brother, James A. Tucker, Marion; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 18, in Campbell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry A. Eggers officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted and those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Meadowview Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 84, Meadowview, VA 24361. 
Campbell Funeral Home in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements. 

Smith
Mattie Shortt Smith, age 74, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996 at her home in Saltville. She was the widow of Eugene M. Smith. She was preceded in death by one son, Charles R. Teague. 
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda J. Holmes and Minnie J. "Dolly" Smith, both of Saltville; two sons, Robert H. "Dave" Smith, Saltville, and John H. Teague, Powhatan; six grandchildren: Curtis and Charlotte Teague, Sacramento, Calif., John and Joy Teague, Richmond, Robert Eastridge and Jody Smith, both of Saltville; one great-grandchild, Curtis Teague Jr., Sacramento, Calif. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 18, in D.R. Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Shirley Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery. 
D.R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville is in charge of arrangements. 

Spencer
Minnie Irene Spencer died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 in Valley Health Care Center. She was a native of Glade Spring and a lifelong resident of Washington County. 
Survivors include two half-nephews, Glenn Caywood and Garland Caywood, both of Glade Spring; three half-nieces, Mary Croson and Delores Prater, both of Glade Spring, and Sharon Shortridge, Thomas Bridge. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Farris Funeral Service in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements. 

Taylor
Sally Olivia Shupe Taylor, age 67, of Marion, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 in the Radford hospital. 
Mrs. Taylor was a native of Smyth County and a graduate of the Marion College. She retired from the Southampton/Deerfield Correctional Farm in Capron. She worked at the Presbyterian Board of Christian Education in Richmond for three years and at the Southwestern State Hospital in Marion for many years as a secretary. She was employed by the state of Virginia for a total of 27 years. 
Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sydney S. Taylor; her father, J.D. Shupe Sr., and her sister, Betty Harris. 
Survivors include one son, Michael S. Taylor, Baltimore, Md.; one daughter, Katrinia Brown, Eufaula, Ala.; her mother, Ella Kate Shupe, Marion; two brothers, J.D. Shupe Jr., and John and Janet Shupe, Marion; eight sisters: Mrs. Larry (Mary Lee) Morella, Rockville, Md.; Mrs. Arlen (Lula Kate) Eller, New Market; Mrs. Blackie (Maria) Smith, and Mrs. Bobby (Joan) Snider, both of Glade Spring, Mrs. Peyton (Nette) Campbell, Mrs. Wiley (Jane) Colley, Mrs. Ford (Edith) Sage, and Mrs. Wayne (Helen) Heffinger, all of Marion; four grandchildren: Michelle Harmon, Erin Taylor, Stephanie Brown and Jessica Brown; 22 nieces and nephews, 28 great-nieces and great-nephews. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. in Barnett's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Jividen and the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Interment followed in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. 
Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wymer
William Otis Wymer, age 71, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 at his mother's home in Marion. 
He is survived by his mother, Carrie Lee Wymer of Marion; one nephew and wife, Johnny and Mary Carolyn Wymer of Atkins; one niece, Bonnie Jane Smith of Marion; three great-nephews and wife, Johnny A. and Lisa E. Wymer of Atkins, Mike Smith and Chuck Smith; one great-niece, Nina Michelle Wymer, Rockville, Md. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Minister Basil Hutton officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Cemetery. 
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.


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