Mrs. NancyLee S. Bailey, of Bristol, Va., was born on December 19, 1921, in Roanoke, Va. and died on August 5, 2017. She was a resident of Abingdon for many years before moving to Bristol. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Thomas E Bailey. She is survived by her two sons, and many loving family members. A ?Happy Celebration of NancyLee?s Life? will be held at St.
CLAREMONT Billy Ray Gibbs, 78, of Claremont, passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Billy was born Dec. 15, 1938, to the late Jasper Stamps and the late Nana Gibbs Holloway. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ray Milton Gibbs; two brothers, Robert and Charlie Gibbs; two sisters, Bernice Gibbs and Edna Kennedy; and two grandsons, Alvin Gibbs
LINCOLNTON Vernon Austin Knuckles Jr., 64, of Lincolnton, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Vernon was born Dec. 10, 1952, in Lincoln County, to Jean Barlow King and the late Vernon Austin Knuckles Sr. He was a graduate of Lincolnton High School and Gardner Webb University. Vernon spent the majority of his working career in the home building supply industry. He
Zola Collins Hall, age 85, of Cedar Bluff, Va. passed away on August 20, 2017, at Commonwealth Assisted Living in Cedar Bluff, Va. following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hall was born in Russell County, Va. on March 25, 1932, to the late George and Fonnie Musick Johnson. Zola was a retired licensed practical nurse who worked at the old Mattie Williams Hospital. In addition to her parents, she was preceded
James ?Jim H.? Helbert Ward James ?Jim H.? Helbert Ward, age 83, of Kingsport, Tenn. formally of Bristol, Va. went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 21, 2017, at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born October 20, 1933, in Lee County, Va., but lived the past 35 years in the Bristol area. Mr. Ward was a U.S. Army Veteran, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Betty Frances Gregg Thomas, age 86, of Bristol, Tenn. passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, in the Wellmont Hospice House. She was born on July 29, 1931, in Watauga, Tenn. a daughter of the late Harry and Georgia Malone Gregg. She lived all of her life in the Bristol area. She was retired from Beecham. She was of the Christian faith and attended Fellowship Chapel. Mrs. Thomas was an avid bowler.
MONMOUTH — Wilma J. Sheese, 90, of Monmouth, passed away at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Monmouth Nursing Home.
Wilma was born July 18, 1927, in Astoria, the daughter of Harry and Hilda Brinton Miller. She was raised in Monmouth where she attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School in the class of 1945. Wilma married Gerald L. Sheese on June 26, 1949, in Monmouth,
MONMOUTH — Rilla C. Stivers, 83, of Monmouth, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at the Monmouth Nursing Home.
She was born March 4, 1934, in Stronghurst, the daughter of Ross C. and Ellen V. (Williams) Lefler. Rilla was educated in Jackson Corner School and the Kirkwood School District. On Feb. 13, 1954, she married John R. ?Jack? Stivers and he preceded her in
BIGGSVILLE — John K. “Kenneth” Hurka, 81, of Biggsville, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at the Aledo Health Care Center.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. Family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Oquawka Cemetery.
MONMOUTH — Jack L. Stevens, 91, of Monmouth, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at the Richard Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth. Interment with military honors will be in Warren County Memorial Park, Monmouth. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from
MORGANTON Mr. James ?Pete? Pierce, 69, of Morganton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, unexpectedly as result of an automobile accident. Mr. Pierce was born April 5, 1948, in Hampton, Va., to the late Harry A. Pierce and Dorothy Pierce Djakocich. He was a Col. Samuel McDowell Tate #838, national historian of the Sons of Confederate Veteran; a member of the Morganton Museum, Genealogical
NEWTON Ronald Eugene Sylvester, 63, of Newton, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at home in Catawba County. He was born July 18, 1954, in Andrews, Cherokee County, and was the son of the late Franklin Eugene Sylvester and Sharon Yvonne Henderson Wright. In addition to his father and birth mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Randall Sylvester and a grandson, Andrew Clint Heavner.