April 4, 2020

Hazel Gibbs, 94, of Bristol, VA peacefully passed in her home surrounded by the love and support of her family on Saturday, April 4, 2020.  She was born in Clinchco, Va to Fuller and Vera Ray. 

Hazel was a woman of strong will, honesty, and deep devotion to Jehovah God and her family. She was a lifetime associate member of the United Mine Workers of America.

She is survived by her brother, Marcel Ray; three daughters, Frances Chery, Catherine McKnight, and Victoria McKnight; two sons, James Gibbs and Tony Gibb; as well as a plethora of grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.

We would like to thank the 4th-floor medical staff at Ballad Health for all their compassion while our mother was in your care. We also thank the medical staff at Caris Health Care for their compassion and kindness to our mother and our family during the last days of her life.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that you donate to The UMWA Miners Aid Fund. 

The UMWA Miners Aid Fund

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April 3, 2020

Dallas Eugene Rasnick departed this life Friday, April 3, 2020. He was born on  February 6, 1951.

Dallas was a native of Elizabethton, TN.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Daisy (Dan) Ornduff; brothers, Tony Rasnick, Keith Rasnick, Coeburn Rasnick, Dennis Rasnick, and Hal Rasnick; and brother-in-law, Stephen Phillips. 

He is survived by his special sister, Zella Rasnick Phillips; sister-in-law, Kathy Rasnick; nieces, Rena Hyatt, Linsey Hyatt, and Kelsey Thorpe; and nephews, Jimmy "J.J." Hyatt Jr. and Aden C. Hyatt.   

Following CDC recommendations a private graveside will be conducted Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Morrell Cemetery Bluff City TN.  

March 20, 2020

David C. Bradley was born on April 26, 1950, in Saltville, Virginia. He departed this life Friday, March 20, 2020, at Ballad Bristol Regional Medical Center.

David had a love for life and family. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He had a passion for riding motorcycles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kyle Bradley Sr. and mother, Annie Bradley; two brothers, Kyle Bradley Jr. and James “Jimmy” Bradley; and sister-in-law, Jean Bradley.
To cherish his memory David leaves behind his wife, Sue Bradley; son, David (Charlene) Bradley Jr.; daughter, Ms. Ragan (Roger) Saplan; four grandchildren, Dru Bradley, Cy Saplan, AJ Saplan, and Brayden Saplan; two brothers, William H. “Billy” (Brenda) Bradley and Charles (Anna) Bradley; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Bradley and Patricia “Pat” Goins; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

March 18, 2020

Mrs. Katie Mae Jackson departed this life March 18, 2020 in Dayton Beach,FL at Coastal Health Care.

She is survived by her son, Jimmie Bizzell and two sisters, Donna Mae Lumpkin and Francis Dillard.  

Services will be conducted on Saturday March 21, 2020 in Jacksonville, Fl.  Chase Funeral Home in Jacksonville FL is is charge of local arrangements.

March 18, 2020

January 17, 1992- March 11, 2020 

From the day she was born she could never sit still. It followed her through the years, as she loved to travel, be outside and was always trying new and exciting things. 

She is survived by her mother, Susan (Darin) Fockler; sister, Danielle (Quincella) Santana; brothers, Troy and Kyle Chalker; daughter, Kouri Everling; son, Kadon Stinson; nieces and nephews, Ryanne, Georgia, and Damon; her Nana, Betty Caverson; auntie, Tracie Caverson-Hamilton; many aunts and uncles; friends, Haley Gressett, Jennifer (Jay) Godsey, Steve Scalf; and fiancé Thomas Dotson. 

She was greatly loved and will be missed.

March 11, 2020

Ms. Sandra Underwood Wilmer, 75, departed this life Wednesday, March 11, 2020. 

Sandra was a native of Kingsport making her home in Church Hill, TN. She was a graduate of Douglas High School and went to Morgan State College in Baltimore, MD. She worked at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Springs, MD. She retired at Holston Defense Corporation as a laboratory analyst. 

She was a strong, wonderful, dedicated mother and grandmother and our best friend always putting others before herself. She loved the Lord and was very active in the church. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church. She belonged to the Bethel Choir, she was the president of the Trustee Board, and was the Sunday School treasurer. She was the treasurer of Douglas High Sons & Daughters Alumni Association. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen Underwood Fain and Loffiete Underwood; stepfather, Charles Fain; sisters, Lillian Leeper and Bonney Jean Abbott; brothers, Barney Underwood and Reggie Underwood. 

To cheris...

March 7, 2020

Alan Curtis  Stafford, 37, departed this life on March 7, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his father, Rex Stafford. 

Alan was a loving son, brother, and father.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Linda Carver; two sons, Curtis Alan Stafford and Matthew Alan Stafford; three sisters,  Ms. Tina Stafford, Ms. Christina Frazier, and Ms. Teresa Stafford; two brothers, Victor Stafford and Eugene Stafford;  one niece, Ms. Keira Curry; and four nephews, Nathan Jordan, John Jordan, Brandon Frazier, and Dante Frazier. 

A celebration of life service will be conducted Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 2:00 pm from Riverview Baptist Church, 681 Buffalo Road Bluff City, TN.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until the hour of service. Pastor Johnny Mink officiating.  

February 29, 2020

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Hill Johnson was born September 1, 1937, to Robert and Carrie Hill. She departed this life on Friday, February 28, 2020, at Ballad Johnston Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Mary was one of 11 children and the twin of Nancy. She graduated from Douglass High School in 1956 and married the love of her life Billy Mack Johnson August 31, 1957. Mary worked hard to provide for her family and was known for opening her home to style hair.

Mary was a faithful member of Mt. Calvary Community Church in Glade Spring Virginia. Over the years she served as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent, usher, the missionary secretary, the choir president, and worked to maintain the cleanliness of the church. She was still active as the Pastor’s Aid president, a piano player, and a member of the praise team.

Mary had a great love for cooking and taking care of people. She could often be found in the kitchen before and after special events preparing meals. There was no such thing as...

February 23, 2020

Carolyn Leeper departed this life Sunday, February 23, 2020. The family is in the process of making arrangements at this time.

February 13, 2020

Ms. Glenda Martinez (Deadrick) Tucker was born to the late Walter and Willie Mae Deadrick on November 4, 1950 in Thornhill, Tennessee.  She departed this life on February 13, 2020.

Glenda was a Christian and serving God through Jesus Christ was extremely important to her.

Glenda was educated in the public schools of Kingsport, Tennessee and graduated from Dobyns Bennett High School.  She later attended Steed College.  Glenda married Glenn Tucker and they had two children.  Glenda was an extremely intelligent woman.  She was a civil servant, a Director of the Shaw Air Force Base Child Development Center and worked 17 years as Scale Office Manager for Recycle America.

Glenda was a member of Central Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, spending time with the elderly, learning God’s Word and helping others.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Eddie Deadrick, and sister, Kimberly Deadrick.  Glenda also leaves a host of other relatives and friends to cheris...

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