September 16, 2019

Mr. Robert “Robbie” L. Hardy, 67 of Kingsport, went to sleep peacefully on Monday, September 16, 2019.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Mildred Hardy; twin brother, Roy L. Hardy; and son, Courtney Webster. 

He is survived by his son, A. Dion “Dinky” Russell (Monique), and brother, John L. Hardy (Betty).  

The family is currently receiving friends at the home of his brother, John L. Hardy of 244 Dunbar Street, Kingsport, TN.

A memorial service for Robert Hardy will be conducted Saturday, September 21, 2019, from Central Baptist Church at 2 pm. The family will receive friends from 1 pm until the hour of service.

August 28, 2019

Gwendolyn Huckstep departed this life Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Abingdon Health and Rehab Center. The family is in the process of making arrangements at this time. 

August 16, 2019

George E. Dawson, age 97, of Bristol, was called to be with the Lord on August 15, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee and was the thirteenth of fourteen children born to the union of Walter Ed and Minnie Dawson. 

He was a faithful member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, Bristol, VA., and taught 36 years in the Bristol Virginia Public Schools at Douglass High School and Virginia Middle School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eleven brothers and one sister.

To cherish his memory he leaves his loving, caring and devoted wife of 66 years, Ireta Dawson; two daughters, Carroll (LeeVon) Allen and Georgia (Ron) Carmichael; two grandchildren, George (Nakeshia) Allen and Katie Allen; one sister, Ida Austin (106); nieces, nephews, relatives and friends including very special friends, John and Drucilla Hogans, Millie Saunders, Brazil Dukes, Marvin and Sue Biedleman, and Dewey and Kelli Spiva.

The homegoing celebration for Mr. Dawson will be conducted fr...

July 23, 2019

Katie-Lynn Doris Miller, age 17, passed away on July 23, 2019, at her home in Mt. Carmel, TN surrounded by her family and friends.

On June 28, 2002, a force of nature was born into this world, and our lives are forever changed by our beloved Katie-Lynn.  She inspired many along her life’s journey and brought immense joy to our world.  We will hold her light in our lives and her love in our hearts as we travel along this life without her.

Knowing that with a terminal illness, her life was to be lived to the fullest,  Katie’s family decided to travel across the United States in a bus that was converted into an RV by her father, experiencing many wonderful adventures together.  Some highlights of her life include a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World, trips to Universal Studios and SeaWorld, zip-lining at Bay’s Mountain, completing a 2-mile hike at Gila Cliff Dwellings, sledding down the dunes at White Sands National Park, enjoying an airboat ride across the Florida everglades, and learni...

July 21, 2019

Phillip D. Price departed this life July 21, 2019, at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center. 

Funeral services for Mr. Price will be conducted Saturday, July 27, 2019, from Mt. Zion Tabernacle Church at 12 noon. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until the hour of service. Burial will follow at New Canton Cemetery. 

June 5, 2019

Mr. Timothy Waldrop departed this life on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. He was born May 14, 1969, in Biloxi, Mississippi. He called Tennessee home for the past 5 years.

Timothy is survived by his fiancé, Jeannie Price; 3 sons, Chris Waldrop, John Waldrop, and Josh Waldrop; 3 grandchildren; father, Bob Waldrop; mother, Deborah Ketzal; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; and many other family members and friends that will love and miss him. 

May 27, 2019

Amos "Dune" Phillips, Jr., 52, departed this life Sunday, May 26, 2019, at his home. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Mary Carpenter and his father, Amos Phillips, Sr.

Amos "Dune" Phillips, Jr. graduated from Dobyns-Bennet High School in 1985. He lived his life for his family and friends, always offering to help someone out. He was a jack of all trades. Dune managed an apartment complex in Florida for several years. Dune knew how to fix anything he got his hands on.  He worked on heat pumps, small and large motors, and probably fixed half the cars in the downtown Kingsport area. Dune was known for “running” Kingsport in the 1990s and running his mouth in the 2000s. If you knew Dune you knew he had a story to tell. A great brother, friend, grandfather, and uncle he was loved by many, and respected by all who knew him. Dunes passing is a great loss to us all. 

To mourn his passing he leaves behind his children; Kaquana Bell, Mekos Bell, Amos Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Christophe...

May 22, 2019

Eugene A. Beatty, 53, went to be with Jesus on May 22, 2019.

Services for Mr. Beatty will be conducted Saturday May 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm from Clark Funeral Chapel, Kingsport, TN. The family will receive friends from 12 pm until the hour of service.

May 6, 2019

Mr. Robert Lewis Bunche, 83, departed this life on May 6, 2019, and went home to be with the Lord following a brief illness. Mr. Bunche, was born in North Carolina, on May 12, 1935.

He attended Douglas and Slater High Schools in the Bristol area. 

Robert Bunche served in the U.S. Air Force, from July 14, 1954, until May 11,  1962. He served as a radar technician, in the mechanic division. He received the National Service Medal, good conduct medal, and many other recommendations. 

Following his departure from the Air Force, he went to work for the United Telephone Systems, where he retired from after 30 years. 

Robert was a member of Disabled Veterans of America, Honor Guard, Chapter 40 Bristol, Tennessee.

Robert Bunche was a faithful member of Lee Street Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon and Treasurer for 35 years. He enjoyed singing with the Sanctuary Choir of Lee Street and the Tri-Cities Mass Choir. 

Robert Bunche was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Marie Bunche; father,...

May 3, 2019

Georgette Leona Hale was born in Kingsport, TN November 3, 1969, to Sharon Hale Comage and Don Juan Simonton. She lived in Castlewood, VA for a brief time, but her formative educational years were spent in Kingsport, graduating from Dobyns-Bennett High School. She lived in various states in her lifetime but returned to Kingsport, where she spent most of her life.

Georgette accepted the Lord as her personal Savior and talked about His goodness.  Although, her health was challenged due to her battle with diabetes, the love she had for Christ never faded. Through it all, she still continued to praise His Name. 

As her journey on this earth began to wind down, Georgette continued to fight the good fight.  Unfortunately, her work on this earth was done, so God let her rest from her labors the morning of Wednesday, May 1, 2019. 

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Violet Davis and James Hale; paternal grandparents, James and Millie Simonton;  aunt, Conchita Simonton...

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