Bristol Herald-Courier, Bristol, VA-TN
Bristol Herald-Courier, Bristol, VA-TN
Contributed by SongofJoy57

Description: Obituaries for 1957
A through H

Date: Various 1957

Newspaper published in: Bristol, VA-TN

Source: Bristol Herald-Courier - microfiche

ADAMS, Reba R.
Abingdon - Former Abingdon resident Mrs. Reba Roark Adams, 23, died 28 October 1957 at a Lynchburg, VA, hospital. Survivors: husband, Thomas C. Adams of Lynchburg; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Akers Roark of Abingdon; 5 sisters, Mrs. J. E. Singleton and Vivian Roark, Barbara Roark, and Geraldine Roark of Abingdon, and Mrs. J. C. Adams of Wilmington, DE; 2 brothers, James D. Roark and Eugene Roark of Abingdon; her grandmother, Mrs. Amanda Neal of Bristol, TN. Services at Campbell Funeral Home with burial in Bethel Cemetery.

ADDISON, Charles A.
Meadowview - Charles Allen Addison, 87, died 3 February 1957 at a local hospital. Survivors: 4 sons, C. E. Addison of Meadowview, G. C. Addison and W. S. Addison of Bristol, TN, and Dave Addison of Grundy; daughter, Mrs. Cecil Thompson of Abingdon; brother, Ed Addison of Meadowview; 9 grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Wolfe Cemetery.

ALLISON, Jennie
Glade Spring - Miss Jennie Allison, 84, died 7 March 1957 at a Meadowview nursing home. Survivor: brother, Dr. Fred Allison of Auburn, AL. Graveside services at Glade Spring Cemetery.

ANDERSON, Belle
Abingdon - Mrs. Belle C. Anderson, 77, died 6 October 1957 at her home. Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs. Aurelia Baker and Mrs. Adelle Anderson of Abingdon, and Mrs. Willie Brown of Birmingham, MI; 2 sons, Elbert T. Anderson and Arthur D. Anderson of Abingdon; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Campbell Funeral Home of Abingdon.

ANDERSON, James H.
Abingdon - James Henry Anderson, 49, died 6 May 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Lorraine Anderson; 2 sons, William D. Anderson of Florida and Cecil Spears Anderson of Abingdon; 3 sisters, Mrs. Elwood Hawkins and Mrs. Mae Kennedy of Abingdon, and Mrs. Lillian Holt of Pasadena, CA; 2 brothers, Clarence Anderson of Abingdon and Garland Anderson of Columbus, OH. Arrangements by Gillespie and Robinson Funeral Home of Bristol.

ANDERSON, Mary
Abingdon - Mrs. Mary Watson Anderson died 25 May 1957 at the home of a son. Survivors: 2 sons, James Anderson and John Anderson Sr. of Abingdon; daughter, Mrs. Delia C. Banks of Cleveland, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Anderson and Mrs. Maggie Hardy of Cleveland, and Mrs. Lillian Duncan of Kansas City, MO; 2 brothers, Robert Watson and Charles C. Watson of Cleveland; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

ANDERSON, Sallie G.
Damascus - Mrs. Sallie Grubb Anderson, 97, died 2 July 1957 at her home. Survivors: son, Emmett Anderson of Damascus; daughter, Miss Donna Anderson of Damascus; 23 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren. Services at Wright Funeral Home in Damascus with burial in Zion Cemetery.

ANDREWS, Matilda
Abingdon - Mrs. Matilda Scott Andrews, 86, died 28 November 1957 at her home on Walden Road. Survivors: husband, R. L. Andrews; 2 sons, James M. Pack of Galax, VA, and Christopher Pack of Pulaski; 4 daughters, Mrs. John Fortner and Mrs. Allen Bratten of Pulaski, Mrs. C. C. White of Kingsport, TN, and Mrs. Basil Southern of Winston-Salem, NC; step-son, Bill Andrews of Abingdon; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. T. E. McCall and Mrs. Robert Garrett of Abingdon; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bessie Trammell and Mrs. Willie Trammel of Forman, AR; brother, Absalam Scott of Forman; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

ATKINS, Addie
Mendota - Mrs. Addie Atkins, 77, died 24 July 1957 in Mendota. Survivors: husband, W. D. Atkins of Mendota; 3 brothers, Holly Sproles, Clint Sproles and Erbie Sproles of Mendota; 4 sisters, Mrs. Cora Moore of Blountville, TN, and Mrs. Rebecca Canada, Mrs. Mattie F. Smith and Mrs. Ruby Smith of Mendota; step-mother, Mrs. Hurley Sproles. Services at the residence of Clint Sproles with burial in Hendricks Cemetery.

AUSTIN, Mary E.
Abingdon - Miss Mary E. Austin, 66, died 29 November 1957 at her home. Survivors: 2 sisters, Miss Amy Austin of Abingdon and Mrs. Bessie Dyle of Wytheville. Services at Abingdon Zion Church with burial in Taylor's Hill Cemetery.

BALL, Delta
Damascus - Mrs. Delta Ball, 64, died 18 August 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: 3 sons, Kenneth Ball and Edgar Ball of Taylor's Valley, and Russell Ball with the US Air Force in Korea; 5 daughters, Mrs. James Galliher and Miss Betty Ball of Taylor's Valley, Mrs. Edward Blevins, Miss Estelle Ball and Miss Fay Ball of Richmond; 8 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Raymond Thompson, Howard Thompson and Everett Thompson of Taylor's Valley, and Roby Thompson of Shadaroy, WV. Services at Taylor's Valley Church of the Brethren with burial in Lewis Cemetery.

BARKER, Vernon Crumley
Mendota - Vernon Crumley Barker died 2 January 1957. Services at Mendota Baptist Church with burial in the family cemetery at Mendota.

BARR, Henry Glen
Damascus - Henry Glen Barr, age 4 months, died 23 January 1957 at his home. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgie Barr; brother, Darryl Barr of Damascus; sister, Miss Candace Barr of Damascus; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barr and Rev. and Mrs. H. H. Phibbs of Glade Spring. Services at Pleasant Valley Church in Widener's Valley.

BARR, Luther
Damascus - Luther Barr, 69, died 1 August 1957 at his home in Green Cove. Survivors: wife, Emoline Barr; 3 sons, Ray Barr of Arlington, VA, Fred Barr of Taylor's Valley, and Jess Barr of Manassas; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lena Profitt and Mrs. Eula Profitt of Midway, WV, and Mrs. Ruby Blevins of Green Cove; brother, Millard Barr of Green Cove; 2 sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Phillips of Green Cove and Mrs. Celia Hart of White Top. Services at Green Cove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

BARRETT, Bertie
Meadowview - Mrs. Bertie Ball Barrett, 70, died 19 November 1957 at a Saltville hospital. Survivors: husband, Sam C. Barrett; 2 sons, Elbert Barrett of Quarry and Claude Barrett of Charleston, WV; 7 daughters, Mrs. Francis Harless and Miss Genevieve Barrett of Abingdon, Mrs. George Sheppard of Bristol, Mrs. Pauline Walker of Charleston, WV, Mrs. Emma Lee Ruthord of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Olivene Treadgill of Richmond and Mrs. Viola Arthur of Oak Hill, WV; sister, Mrs. Pearl Cooper of Beckley, WV; half-sister, Mrs. Eliza Blevins of Logan, WV; 3 brothers, Lester Ball of Cleveland, OH, Jake Ball of Huntington, WV, and Virgie Ball of Fairmount, WV. Arrangements by Henderson Funeral Home of Abingdon.

BARRETT, Kathleen [SHORTT]
Meadowview - Mrs. Kathleen Shortt Barrett, 43, died 24 February 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, Joseph D. Barrett; her mother, Mrs. Margaret Shortt of Abingdon; 4 daughters, Mrs. Edward Ball of Abingdon, and the Misses Ida Barrett, Christine Barrett and Regina Barrett of Meadowview; 4 sons, Joe D. Barrett Jr. of Abingdon, Franklin Barrett, Garland Barrett and Roy Barrett of Meadowview; 3 brothers, Garland Shortt of Greendale, John Shortt of Abingdon, and Shelby Shortt of Bristol, VA; 4 sisters, Mrs. Maynard Davis and Mrs. Emory Powers of Abingdon, Mrs. Richard Jones of Bristol, VA, and Mrs. Oman Mutter of McCarr, KY; half-brother, George Shortt of Meadowview; 1 grandson. Services at Campbell Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

BLEVINS, Green B.
Meadowview - Green B. Blevins, 81, died 20 September 1957 at his home. Survivors: 5 sons, Garfield Blevins, Jake Blevins and Tom Blevins of Meadowview, Cicero Blevins of Pennsylvania, and Walter Blevins of Bristol; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Warden of Abingdon and Miss Bessie Blevins of Meadowview; brother, Eugene Blevins; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren. Services at First Baptist Church in Damascus.

BLEVINS, M. H.
Damascus - Former Damascus resident M. H. Blevins, 57, died 18 July 1957 at his home in Bonsack, VA. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Lannie Blevins of Bonsack; 3 sons, Everett Blevins of Winterpot, VA, Harvie Blevins of Glade Spring, and Cecil Blevins of Bonsack; 6 daughters, Mrs. Agnes Callahan, Mrs. Helen Coe and Mrs. Betty Burnett of Richmond, VA, Mrs. Irene Porter of Winterpot, and Barbara Blevins and Phyllis Blevins of Bonsack; 3 brothers, M. A. Blevins of Abingdon, Luther Blevins of Cockesville, MD, and Jacob H. Blevins of Dublin, VA; 4 sisters, Mrs. Etta Trivett of Fairfax, VA, Mrs. E. C. Rogers of Richmond, VA, Mrs. Mary Montgomery of Alvarado, VA, and Mrs. Linnie Hayes of Damascus; 13 grandchildren. Services at Azon Church in Konnarock with burial in the church cemetery.

BLEVINS, Hannah E.
Damascus - Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Blevins, 81, died 5 March 1957 at her home in the Rock Springs Community. Survivors: husband, Green B. Blevins; 5 sons, Garfield Blevins, Thomas Blevins and Jake Blevins of Meadowview, Cicero Blevins of Corry, PA, and Walter Blevins of Bristol, VA; 2 daughters, Miss Bessie Blevins of Meadowview and Mrs. Charlie Warden of Abingdon; brother, Luther Testerman of Glade Spring; 2 half-brothers, Lee Testerman and Walter Testerman of West Jefferson, NC; half-sister, Miss Maggie Testerman of West Jefferson; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren. Services at Wright Funeral Home in Damascus with burial in Sunset Memorial Park.

BOWER, Dewey L.
Gettysburg, PA - Former Abingdon resident Dewey L. Bower, 59, died 9 November 1957 in Gettysburg. Survivors: wife, Clara Stevens Bower of Gettysburg; daughter, Mrs. Arthur Williams of Wilkes Barre, PA; 6 sons, Donald Bower of Gettysburg, James E. Bower of Chambersburg, PA, Marvin Bower of Baltimore, MD, D. L. Bower Jr. of Hampton, VA, Harold Rhea Bower of Bristol and J. Thomas Bower of Bigierville, PA; 3 brothers, Mack Bower and Tillman Bower of Abingdon, and Claude Bower of Johnson City, TN. Services at Bender Funeral Home in Gettysburg with burial in Adams Co., PA.

BOWERS, Wiley E.
Glade Spring - Wiley E. Bowers, 77, died 9 February 1957 at his home. Survivors: 5 sons, James Bowers, Paul Bowers and Thomas Bowers of Glade Spring, Bill Bowers of New Orleans, LA, and Spencer Bowers of Meadowview; 4 daughters, Miss Clemmie Bowers of Glade Spring, Mrs. F. G. Cullip of Abingdon, Mrs. W. M. Brown of Plant City, FL, and Mrs. Lester Johnson of Bristol, TN; brother, George Bowers of West Jefferson, NC. Services at the Old Glade Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.

BRANCH, Mattie
Glade Spring - Mrs. Mattie Branch, 74, died 4 October 1957 at her home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Logan of New York City, NY, and Mrs. Nevada Johnson of Petersburg, VA; 2 sons, W. J. Branch of Glade Spring and Willie James Branch of Buffalo, NY; 7 grandchildren. Services at Fairview Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

BRANSON, James F.
Abingdon - James Floyd Branson, 78, died 28 April 1957 at a local hospital. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Marineal Moore Branson; 5 daughters, Mrs. R. E. Francisco of Abingdon, Mrs. Harry Hunnycutt of Oak Ridge, TN, Mrs. Winfield Saddler of Castlewood, Mrs. Gene Roberts of Crewe, and Mrs. Howard Loving of Bristol; son, Kyle Branson with the US Navy at Annaheim, CA; brother, Walter Branson of White Plains, NY; 16 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

BRANSON, Rosa L.
Abingdon - Mrs. Rosa L. Branson, 69, died 21 December 1957. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Cassie Crusenberry of Bristol, VA, Mrs. Lee Branson of Abingdon, Mrs. Edmond Hayes of Holston and Mrs. George Razos of Pontiac, MI; 2 sons, Charlie Branson of Pontiac and Jake A. Branson of Abingdon; brother, Charles McGuire of Bristol; sister, Mrs. Pruda Lambert of Bristol; 23 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Services at Poor Valley Church near Holston with burial in the Branson family cemetery.
[widow of William E. Branson who d. 1953]

BREWER, Infant
Abingdon - Baby Boy Brewer, age 1 day, died 5 November 1957 at a local hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy L. Brewer of Smith Creek; brother, Stephen Daniel Brewer; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Brewer of Glade Spring and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Whaley of Bristol, VA. Graveside services at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

BREWER, Robert E. L.
Meadowview - Robert E. Lee Brewer, 63, died 18 March 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: half-sister, Mrs. Coy Denny of Widener's Valley; half-brother, Joe Brewer of Sugar Grove. Services at River Bend Church with burial in Snodgrass Cemetery.

BRITTENHAM, Frank
Abingdon - Frank Brittenham, 61, died 24 November 1957. Survivors: 2 sons, Jack Brittenham of Abingdon and Ronald Brittenham with the US Army in Germany; 3 daughters, Miss Peggy Brittenham and Mrs. Henry Urbani of Abingdon and Mrs. Thomas W. Tollie of Bristol; 3 sisters, Miss Minnie Brittenham of Abingdon, Mrs. Mary Lowe of Johnson City, TN, and Mrs. Virgie Bailey of Pomona, NC; brother, Claude Brittenham of Pomona, NC; 8 grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home of Abingdon with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

BROADY, Floyd
Damascus - Floyd Broady, 72, died 11 May 1957 at his home. Survivor: brother, Charley Broady of Damascus. Services at the Damascus Colored Baptist Church with burial in Mock Cemetery.

BROWN, Laury
Abingdon - Laury Brown, 71, died 7 July 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Martha Walker Brown; 6 daughters, Mrs. Hythen Lawson of Jamaica, NY, Mrs. Hortense Rich of Fort Royal, VA, Mrs. Mary Allen Duff of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Dorothy Smith of Hampton, VA, Mrs. Annie C. Love ow Williamston, DE, and Mrs. Henley Hampton of Bristol; son, Robert Brown of Williamston; 2 brothers, Oscar Brown of Abingdon and Steve Brown of Bristol; sister, Mrs. Virgie Rutherford of Asheville, NC; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Arrangements by Campbell Funeral Home of Abingdon.

BUCHANAN, Minnie
Damascus - Mrs. Minnie Gertrude Buchanan, 78, died 17 June 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: 3 sons, Clyde H. Buchanan, John F. Buchanan and Charles F. Buchanan of Abingdon; 4 daughters, Mrs. W. H. Hutton of Abingdon, Mrs. R. Lee Barker of Damascus, Mrs. Ellen Powell of Norfolk, and Mrs. Henry Campbell of Tulow, IL; sister, Mrs. Bettie Able of Damascus; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Services at Monk's Chapel Lutheran Church in Damascus with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

BUCHANAN, Robert J.
Glade Spring - Robert John Buchanan, 52, died 2 June 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Martha Hunt Buchanan; 2 daughters, Florence Buchanan and Nancy Buchanan of Glade Spring; 5 sons, Robert Buchanan Jr., Frank Buchanan, Russ Buchanan and Carson Buchanan of Glade Spring, and James Buchanan of Sidney, OH; 4 brothers; 5 sisters; 1 grandchild. Services at Glade Spring Church of God with burial in Baptist Cemetery.

BUCKLES, Maggie S.
Meadowview - Mrs. Maggie Stinson Buckles, 70, died 13 May 1957 in a Beckley, WV, hospital. Survivors: 6 sons, Curtis C. Buckles, William R. Buckles and George W. Buckles of Meadowview, Claude L. Buckles of Beckley, Howard S. Buckles of Dayton, OH, and Guy F. Buckles of Albuquerque, NM; 14 grandchildren. Services at Greenfield Baptist Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

BUSSEY, Lilburn
Abingdon - Lilburn Bussey, 71, died 26 February 1957 at the home of his son in Jonesboro, TN. Survivors: wife, Mary Ellen Cox Bussey; 4 sons, James Bussey of Jonesboro, TN, Charles Bussey and Henry Bussey of Abingdon, and Howard Bussey of Fordtown, TN; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles T. Fleenor and Mrs. Virgil R. Fleenor of Wyndale, VA; his step-mother, Mrs. R. C. Bussey of Lebanon, VA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mike Addison of Castlewood and Mrs. Harry Astrop of Indiana; 4 half-brothers, Frank Bussey of Kingsport, TN, Dewey Bussey of Lebanon, Charlie Bussey of Cleveland, OH, and Montague Bussey of South Carolina; 7 half-sisters, Mrs. Gentry Sneed of Corn Valley, VA, Mrs. Corney Sneed of Bristol, VA, Mrs. Everett Garrett, Mrs. Will Lasley and Miss Pauline Bussey of Lebanon, Mrs. Nell Plymale of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Dee Stoots of Kingsport; 15 grandchildren. Services at Glenwood Union Church near Jonesboro with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon.

CAMPBELL, Sanders
Glade Spring - Sanders "Double Deck" Campbell, 46, died 27 January 1957 at a Lake Charles, LA, hospital. Survivors: wife, Eula Campbell of Glade Spring; 2 daughters, Mrs. Billie Lester of Glade Spring and Mrs. Peggy McMillan of Richlands; his mother, Mrs. Alice Campbell of Glade Spring; 2 sisters, Mrs. Van Caywood of Plasterco and Mrs. C. B. Forrester of Glade Spring; 4 brothers, Lewis Campbell of Glade Spring, Scott Campbell of Bainbridge, NY, Alex Campbell of Camp Kilmer, NJ, and Jim Campbell of Lake Charles, LA; 6 grandchildren.

CAMPER, Debra
Glade Spring - Debra Darlene Camper, infant, died 17 January 1957 at her home. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Camper of Glade Spring; brother, William Camper of Glade Spring; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Page Osborne of Chilhowie and Mrs. Mamie Camper of Abingdon; great-grandmother, Mrs. E. W. Norris of Glade Spring. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Old Glade Cemetery.

CHAPMAN, Graham (Rev.)
Chilhowie - Rev. Graham Edward Chapman, 47, died 22 January 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Sarah Harris Chapman; son, Billy L. Bise of Saltville; daughter, Mrs. Thomas L. Smith of Chilhowie; his mother, Mrs. Conley Chapman of Rock Falls, IL; 2 brothers, Harry Chapman and Vint Chapman of Rock Falls; 4 sisters, Mrs. Herman Olinger and Mrs. Bill Carter of Saltville, Mrs. Wesley Frye of Portsmouth, VA, and Mrs. Leon Fisher of Rock Falls; 1 granddaughter. Services at First Church of God in Chilhowie with burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

CHAPPELL, Paul Ed
Abingdon - Paul Ed Chappell, 57, died 25 September 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Mary Johnson Chappell; 3 sons, Paul B. Chappell with the US Army in Germany, Sam Chappell of University Park, PA, and Daniel Chappell of Abingdon; 2 daughters, Mrs. Frances Campbell of Chilhowie and Mrs. Sarah Pookrum of Abingdon. Services at the residence with burial in Taylor's Hill Cemetrey.

CLARK, Rutha Jane
Abingdon - Mrs. Rutha Jane Clark, 71, died 5 November 1957 at the home of a daughter. Survivors: 5 daughters, Mrs. Glen Townsend of Smith Creek, Mrs. C. F. Reece of Rutherfordton, NC, Miss Ethel Clark and Mrs. Jammie Dill of Greenville, SC, and Mrs. L. B. Webb Jr. of Bluff City, TN; 3 sons, V. R. Clark of Hanea Path, SC, Clarence C. Clark of Spindale, NC, and Warren H. Clark of Johnson City, TN; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Valley View Baptist Church with burial in Valley View Cemetery.
[widow of John Griff Clark]

CLARK, Riley (Mrs.)
Abingdon - Mrs. Riley Clark, 47, died 13 February 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, Rev. Riley T. Clark of Abingdon; son, Riley G. Clark with the US Air Force at Ocean City, NJ; 4 daughters, Mrs. Barbara Poe, Mrs. Thresia Warner and Miss Isabelle Clark of Abingdon, and Mrs. Ella Gillespie of Marion; 4 brothers, Paul Gillespie, Tom Gillespie, Joe Gillespie and Rex Gillespie of Marion; 2 sisters, Mrs. Katherine Blevins of Abingdon an Mrs. Josephine Wolf of Marion; 1 grandchild. Services at Friendly Chapel Church of God with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park Cemetery.

CLARK, Russell
Abingdon - Russell Clark, 69, died 13 September 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Hubert McDaniel of Westminster, MD; 2 brothers, J. W. Clark of Abingdon and Bob Clark of Bristol, TN; 4 grandchildren. Arrangements by Henderson Funeral Home of Abingdon.

CLARK, Scott W.
Damascus - Scott W. Clark, 80, died 23 September 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Dulcie Clark; son, Whitmore Clark of Damascus; 3 daughters, Mrs. Dennie Doss of Strongsville, OH, and Mrs. Wayne Burchett and Miss Pearl Clark of Damascus; 4 grandchildren. Services at Damascus Church of Christ with burial in Mock Cemetery.

CLIFTON, Robert
Abingdon - Robert Clifton, 32, died 30 March 1957 at a Charlottesville hospital. Survivors: wife, Gar Warren Clifton; 2 daughters, Doris Clifton and Peggy Clifton of Abingdon; his mother, Mrs. Pearl Clifton of Abingdon; 4 brothers, Coy Clifton of Kingsport TN, Wiley Clifton of Bristol, VA, Maynard Clifton of Lebanon, VA, and Cecil Clifton of Meadowview; 2 sisters, Mrs. Paul Wilcox of Meadowview and Miss Josie Clifton of Abingdon. Arrangements by Campbell Funeral Home of Abingdon.

COE, Joe Junior
Glade Spring - Joe Junior Coe, 34, died 31 December 1956 at a Roanoke Veterans' Hospital. Survivors: wife, Viola Woods Coe of Salem, VA; 2 daughters, Anne Coe and Geraldine Coe of Salem; 2 sons, Johnnie Coe and Joe Franklin Coe of Salem; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Coe of Glade Spring; 4 sisters, Mrs. James Anderson of Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Mary Preston [sic: Poston] of Marion, Mrs. Walter Ellis and Mrs. Martha Lloyd of Alexandria; 2 brothers, William A. Coe of Glade Spring and Albert Coe of Alexandria. Services at McCalls Gap Presbyterian Church with burial in Elizabeth Cemetery in Saltville.

COLLEY, Alcy J.
Meadowview - Miss Alcy Jane Colley, 85, died 20 January 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: 2 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Rainey of Washington, DC, and Mrs. Florence Harkelroad of Bristol, TN. Services at Blackwell's Chapel Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
[d/o John Calvin Colley & Agatha "Alcy" Johnson]

COOK, Joseph H.
Glade Spring - Joseph Harrison Cook, 43, died 25 October 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Ellen Norris Cook; 2 sons, Joseph H. Cook Jr. and Robert Cook of Glade Spring; 3 daughters, the Misses Irene Cook, Susan Cook and Betty Jane Cook of Glade Spring; his step-mother, Mrs. Kate Dickenson of Damascus; 4 brothers, Bert Cook of Baltimore, MD, Doug Cook of Tannersville, Tom Cook of Illinois and Howard Cook of San Diego, CA; sister, Miss Nina Findley of Elbert, WV. Arrangements by Henderson Funeral Home of Abingdon.

CORNETT, Walter M.
Damascus - Walter McKinley Cornett, 60, died 25 February 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Margaret Cornett; 5 sons, Harold Cornett, Jimmy Cornett and Roy Cornett of Damascus, Albert Cornett and Clyde Cornett of Bristol, VA; 5 daughters, the Misses Ella Mae Cornett, Betty Lou Cornett and Lillian Cornett of Damascus, Mrs. Conrad Long of Shady Valley, TN, and Mrs. James Long of Abingdon; brother, Sam Cornett of Damascus; 4 sisters, Mrs. G. C. McConnell, Mrs. Otha Minton and Mrs. Charlie Garrett of Damascus, and Mrs. H. M. Elliot of Abingdon; 5 grandchildren.

COUNTS, Margaret [ST. JOHN]
Abingdon - Former Washington County resident Mrs. Margaret St. John Counts died 29 January 1957 in Washington, DC. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Thelma Gulli and Mrs. Evelyn Pate of Washington, DC; brother, P. W. St. John of Meadowview; half-brother, W. T. Bailey of Meadowview; sister, Mrs. Claude Clifton of Greendale, VA. Services at Campbell Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
[widow of William E. Counts (d. 1952)]

COX, Arthur F.
Abingdon - Arthur Franklin Cox Jr., 14, died 30 April 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cox of Abingdon. Services at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

COX, James G.
Mendota - James G. Cox, 37, died 28 July 1957 at the Veterans' Hospital in Mountain Home, TN. Survivors: wife, Anna Cox of Mendota; son, Herman Cox of Mendota; 4 brothers, Marion Cox of Bristol, Walter Cox and Calvin Cox of Mendota, and Robert Cox of Erie, TN. Services at Mendota Methodist Church with burial in Banner Cemetery at Mendota.

COX, John
Mendota - John Cox, 74, died 11 May 1957 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: step-mother, Mrs. Laura Cox of Big Stone Gap; 5 sons, Walter E. Cox and Calvin L .Cox of Mendota, Marion F. Cox of Bristol, James G. Cox of Mountain Home, TN, and Robert L. Cox of Erie, TN; 4 half-brothers, Robert Cox, Jack Cox, Joe Cox, and Bill Cox of Appalachia; 5 half-sisters, Mrs. R. E. Lovill of Big Stone Gap, Mrs. William Wilson of Benhams, Mrs. Pearl McGilliam and Mrs. Isaac Fultz of Appalachia, and Mrs. Della Rasnick of St. Charles. Services at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial in Tate Cemetery.

CRABTREE, Nancy
Glade Spring - Mrs. Nancy Barrett Crabtree, 83, died 12 January 1957 at the home of a niece, Mrs. J. G. Nutter. Additional survivor: brother, P. F. Barrett of English, WV. Services at Ridgedale Church with burial in the church cemetery.

CRAIG, Robert T. (Mrs.)
Glade Spring - Mrs. Robert T. Craig Sr. died 31 October 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles B. Snodgrass of Glade Spring and Mrs. Frank Porterfield of Grundy; 2 sons, Noel Craig and R. T. Craig Jr. of Glade Spring; brother, William J. Legard of Bristol, VA; 4 grandchildren. Services at Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church with burial in church cemetery.

CRIGGER, Infant
Abingdon - The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Crigger died 1 May 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Additional survivors: grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Clayborn Crigger of Abingdon and Mr. and Mrs. John P. Seymore of Bristol, VA; great-grandparents, Mrs. John G. Crigger and Mrs. Sarah Carswell of Abingdon, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. McVey and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Seymore of Meadowview. Graveside services at Knollkreg Memorial Park.

CROUCH, E. R. (Mrs.)
Abingdon - Mrs. E. R. Crouch, 85, died 8 January 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: 2 sisters-in-law, Mrs. L. G. Jones and Mrs. A. C. Jones of Gastonia, NC; brother-in-law, C. P. Mathews of Spartanburg, SC; several nieces and nephews. Services at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.

CULLOP, Georgia [CREGAR]
Glade Spring - Mrs. Georgia Cregar Cullop, 49, died 2 September 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, W. L. (Bones) Cullop of Glade Spring; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ben T. Counts, Miss Sylvia LaVerne Cullop of Glade Spring, Mrs. W. O. Lee and Mrs. W. O. Helton of Saltville; 2 sons, W. L. Cullop Jr. and Roger Dwayne Cullop of Glade Spring; her mother, Mrs. Lula M. Cregar of Glade Spring. Services at Old Glade Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.

CUMBOW, George S.
Abingdon - George Sherman Cumbow, 51, died 6 February 1957. Survivors: wife, Laura Lampkins Cumbow of Abingdon; 6 sons, Ford Cumbow and Selden Cumbow of Abingdon, Beecher Cumbow and Maynard Cumbow of Bristol, VA, Earl C. Cumbow of Bristol, TN, and Gifford Cumbow of Meadowview; 4 brothers, Jessie Cumbow of Danville, IL, and Joe Cumbow, Walter Cumbow and James Cumbow of Hansonville, VA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lucy Statzer and Mrs. Cora Kimberlin of Hansonville; 11 grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

DAVENPORT, P. J. (Mrs.)
Abingdon - Mrs. Peter Johnson Davenport died 9 April 1957 at her home. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Arthur Kleinpell of Flushing, MI, and Mrs. Roy Brown of Abingdon; 2 sons, Leslie B. Davenport of Charleston, SC, and W. Forrest Davenport of Stratford, CT. Services at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
[Mary Elizabeth Bryan, widow of Peter Johnson Davenport]

DAVIS, Albert (Mrs.)
Meadowview - Mrs. Albert Davis, 73, died 8 January 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, Albert J. Davis; 3 daughters, Mrs. Henry Thompson of Abingdon, Mrs. Windom Nunley of Meadowview, and Mrs. John S. Henderson of Covington, VA; 3 sisters, Mrs. J. T. Litton of Abingdon, Mrs. Sam Hollingsworth of Philadelphia, PA, and Mrs. Heaton Akers of Amelia, VA; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.
[Hassie Cummings Gobble (23 Aug 1883-8 Jan 1957); m. 24 Sep 1905, WCV, Albert Johnston Davis (26 Aug 1886-5 Sep 1968)]

DENNISON, Martha
Abingdon - Mrs. Martha McCracken Dennison died 6 December 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, George H. Dennison; 2 sons, George T. Dennison of Meadowview and Rudolphus Dennison of Abingdon; 2 daughters, Mrs. Alice Walden of Abingdon and Mrs. Kathleen Alexander of Bristol, VA; 2 brothers, Alec Whitehead of Jewell Valley, VA, and Albert Whitehead of Barnet, VA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Tishie Ray of Glade Spring and Mrs. Linie Ball of Abingdon; 20 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services at Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Meadowview with burial in Mt. View Baptist Cemetery.

DENNISON, William A.
Damascus - William Andrew Dennison, 87, died 2 February 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Maggie Dennison of Damascus; 2 sons, Roland Dennison of Welch, WV, and Mack Dennison of Gary, WV; sister, Mrs. Georgia Dennison of Damascus; 4 grandchildren. Services at Wright Funeral Home in Damascus.

DILLARD, James L.
Abingdon - James L. Dillard, 60, died 15 March 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Rosa Dillard of Abingdon; 5 sons, Charlie Dillard of Abingdon, Lon Dillard and Sam Dillard of Bristol, Bert Dillard of Cincinnati, OH, and Howard Dillard of Fairfax, VA; 3 daughters, Mrs. Harry Lee Smith of Bristol, Mrs. Mabel Powers and Mrs. Dorothy Wright of Cincinnati; 27 grandchildren; 8 stepchildren; brother, Wiley Dillard of Miller Creek, NC; sister, Mrs. Bessie Jordan of Todd, NC. Services at the residence with burial in Knollkreg Cemetery.

DINSMORE, Deborah
Meadowview - Deborah Dianna Dinsmore, age 21 months, died 19 March 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Dinsmore; 3 sisters, Kathryn Dinsmore, Treima Dinsmore and Linda Dinsmore of Meadowview; brother, Frederick Dinsmore of Meadowview; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Price of Holston and Mr. and Mrs. Ebb Dinsmore of Abingdon. Services at Campbell Funeral Home with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

DIXON, Jane S.
Abingdon - Mrs. Jane Shupe Dixon, 30, died 16 December 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, James Dixon; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd C. Shupe of Abingdon; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Shupe of Abingdon. Services at Campbell Funeral Home with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

DIXON, W. A.
Mendota - W. A. Dixon died 23 March 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Purnia Dixon; 2 daughters, Mrs. Elnor Thompson of Bristol, TN, and Mrs. Laura Osborne of Mendota; 3 sons, E. H. Dixon of Mendota, C. H. Dixon of Henderson, TX, and Fred Dixon of Norris, TN; 5 stepchildren; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services at Mendota Methodist Church with burial in Mendota Cemetery.

DODD, Mamie
Abingdon - Mrs. Mamie Gary Perrow Dodd, 72, died 25 July 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: 2 daughters, Mrs. Martin J. Henegar of Knoxville, TN, and Mrs. James M. Lawrence of Abingdon; 2 grandchildren. Services at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
[d/o Bascom Perrow & Mamie Gary]

DOYLE, John H.
Glade Spring - Former Saltville resident John H. Doyle, 78, died 10 June 1957 at his home in Glade Spring. Survivors: wife, Della Eastridge Doyle; 3 sons, Sam Doyle and Gene Doyle of Glade Spring, and Frank Doyle of Saltville; 4 grandchildren. Services at the residence with burial in Glade Spring Baptist Church cemetery.

DETTOR, Ethel J.
Bristol, VA - Washington County, VA native Miss Ethel J. Dettor, 83, died 24 July 1957 at her home in Bristol. Survivors: sister, Miss Mable Dettor of Bristol; 3 brothers, Tom Dettor and Jim Dettor of Bristol, and D. C. Dettor of Guilford College NC.
DETTOR, Warren H.
Bluff City, TN - Washington Co., VA native Warren H. Dettor, 79, died 25 January 1957 at a Bristol hospital. Survivors: 3 brothers, James H. Dettor and T. K. Dettor of Wallace, and David C. Dettor of Guilford College, NC; 2 sisters, the Misses Ethel Dettor and Mae Dettor of Wallace. Services at Akard Funeral Home with burial in Glenwood Cemetery.
[widower of Martha C. Boy (d. 1953)]



DUDLEY, Joella [HAYTER]
Christiansburg, VA - Former Holston resident Mrs. Joella Dudley, 80, died 7 August 1957 at a Christiansburg, VA, hospital. Survivors: husband, C. Allen Dudley; 2 brothers, Thomas C. Hayter of Minco, OK, and Milton A. Hayter of Holston, VA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha E. Fleenor of Holston and Mrs. Lulu Woods of Dewitt, AR.

DUNCAN, Floyd W. (Rev.)
Meadowview - Rev. Floyd W. Duncan, 71, died 11 April 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Nellie Moore Duncan; sister, Mrs. J. F. McCray of Meadowview; brother, J. D. Duncan of Roanoke; 2 step-sons, Miles Moore of Bristol, TN and Alfred Moore of Anchorage, AK; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Dewey Puckett of Meadowview and Mrs. Lucille Wallace of Lebanon, VA. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in the Holston Conference Cemetery at Emory.

DUNMAN, William S.
Chicago, IL - Washington County native William S. Dunman, 50, died 5 December 1957 in a Chicago Veterans' Hospital. Survivors: wife; 3 sisters, Mrs. J. L. Odum of Meadowview, Mrs. Howard Nichols of Glen Allen, WV, and Mrs. W. R. Robinson of Coalwood, WV; 3 brothers, T. E. Dunman of Bluefield, WV, A. C. Dunman of Holston, and Paul Dunman of Dayton, OH. Graveside services at Dunman Cemetery in Holston, VA.

DUNN, John Forest
John Forest Dunn, 82, died 1 January 1957. Services at Campbell Funeral Home with burial in Cuddy Cemetery.

EARLE, Mattie Kelly
Emory - Mrs. Mattie Kelly Earle, 88, died 28 June 1957 at her home. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. R. A. Grogan of Sebring, FL, Mrs. C. V. Jackson of Pulaski, Mrs. Stella Davis of Akron, OH, and Miss Cleo Earle of Canton, OH; 2 sons, Claude Earle of Emory and Hanson Earle of Meadowview; sister, Mrs. Sally Nelson of Spokane, WA; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

EASON, Elizabeth
Abingdon - Mrs. Elizabeth Bickley Eason, 54, died 23 June 1957 at a local hospital. Survivor: sister, Mrs. Wallace O. Hurt of Abingdon. Services at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church with burial in Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, TN.

EPPERSON, Bertha R.
Gastonia, NC - Abingdon resident Mrs. Bertha Rowe Epperson died in Gastonia, NC Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Glen Via of Abingdon, Mrs. Wayne Cochrane of Basking Ridge, NJ, Mrs. Russell Webb of Kingston, NC, and Mrs. Ernest Gaskins of Hopewell, VA; 4 sons, Aubrey Epperson of Gastonia, NC, Glover Epperson of Denham Springs, LA, Fletcher Epperson of Roanoke and Egbert Epperson of Houston, TX; brother, Richard Rowe of Crockett. Arrangements by Henderson Funeral Home of Abingdon.

ESTEP, Mary D.
Meadowview - Mrs. Mary Dotson Estep, 90, died 15 November 1957 at her home. Survivors: 3 daughters, Miss Cora Estep of Meadowview, Mrs. Bradley Millsap and Mrs. Thomas H. Jones of Abingdon; 4 sons, S. S. Estep of Istachatta, FL, Roy Estep of Peebles, OH, Dewey M. Estep of Hampton, VA, and Howard Estep of Meadowview; 25 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren. Services at Campbell Funeral Home with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
[widow of Elijah Estep]

FARIS, Thomas
Abingdon - Thomas Ray Faris, 71, died 20 April 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Ethel Long Faris; 6 daughters, Mrs. J. W. Stallard of Abingdon, Mrs. F. F. Brinkley of Chattanooga, TN, Mrs. F. F. Ruffner of Corry, PA, and Mrs. B. B. Piland, Mrs. C. A. Higginbotham, and Mrs. E. E. Ross of Portsmouth, VA; 4 sons, Howard Faris of Abingdon, Edward Faris of Bluff City, TN, Fred Faris of Bristol, TN, and Ray Faris of Corry, PA; sister, Mrs. Annie Earlenwein of Eubanks, KY. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

FARRIS, Rachel H.
Meadowview - Mrs. Rachel H. Farris, 79, died 24 July 1957 at her home. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Lee F. Cuddy of Glade Spring; 2 sons, Ernest Farris and Fred Farris of Meadowview; 3 sisters, Mrs. Wyndham Roberts and Miss Sally Helton of Saltville, and Mrs. John Addison of Meadowview; 2 brothers, Dan Helton of Saltville and Sam Helton of Meadowview; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Services at Blackwell Chapel Church with burial in the church cemetery.

FENNER, J. Arthur (Mrs.)
Damascus - Mrs. J. Arthur Fenner, 73, died 21 February 1957 at her home in Laurel Bloomery. Survivors: husband; 2 sons, J. D. Fenner and E. R. Fenner of Newport News, VA; 3 daughters, Mrs. J. E. Jones and Mrs. M. W. Lamb of Newport News, and Mrs. Vester Stamper of Damascus; 2 brothers, E. W. Sutton of Damascus and Thomas Sutton of Roanoke; sister, Mrs. Lizzie Buchanan of Brigham, ID; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services at Wright Funeral Home in Damascus with burial in Bethel Cemetery.

FERGUSON, Stevie
Abingdon - Stevie Lane Ferguson, infant, died 23 May 1957 in an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Ferguson of Greendale; sister, Dolores Carole Ferguson of Greendale; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Dewey Ferguson of Abingdon, and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Hite of Greendale. Graveside services at Knollkreg Memorial Park.

FIELDS, Mabel M.
Glade Spring - Mrs. Mabel M. Fields, 71, died 27 February 1957 at the home of a daughter near Glade Spring. Survivors: husband, Walter Fields; 4 daughters, Mrs. Kyle Lethcoe of Glade Spring, Mrs. E. P. Jones of Chilhowie, Mrs. Jack Hall of Marion and Mrs. C. L. Burke of Boones Mill; 3 sons, Walter Fields Jr. and Henry Fields of Glade Spring, and Joe Fields of Abingdon; foster daughter, Mrs. Ralph Phibbs of San Antonio, TX; sister, Mrs. R. C. Burke of Moccasin Gap; 2 brothers, Luther McFadden of Lebanon and Kemper McFadden of Hansonville; 21 grandchildren. Services at the Corner House Church in Holston, VA with burial in Dunman Cemetery.

FRALEY, Nora
Abingdon - Mrs. Nora Long Fraley, 72, died 19 January 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, W. H. Fraley; 2 daughters, Miss Nina Fraley of Abingdon and Mrs. Blanche Anderson of Alexandria, VA; son, W. H. Fraley Jr. of Abingdon; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Farris of Abingdon, Mrs. Callie Morefield of Durham, NC, Mrs. Cynthia Cole of Lynchburg, and Mrs. Viola Singleton of Bristol, VA; 6 brothers, Clifford Long and Douglas Long of Abingdon, Edgar Long of Holston, VA, J. D. Long of Bluefield, VA, Jessie Long of Danville, and McKinley Long of Bristol; 4 grandchildren. Services at Henderson Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

GAMBILL, Leonard
Glade Spring - Leonard H. Gambill, 70, died 30 June 1957 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 6 sons, James Gambill, Worth Gambill and Charles Gambill of Rising Sun, MD, Dale Gambill of Marion, Chester Gambill of Acme, WV, and Dean Gambill of Savannah, GA; 3 daughters, Mrs. Nona Gambill of Northeast, MD, Mrs. Dale Gant of Klemath Falls, OR, and Mrs. Wiley Hurley of Glade Spring; brother, Lee Gambill of Seven Mile Ford; sister, Mrs. Bert Barker of West Jefferson, NC; 40 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Services at Old Glade Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.

GARRETT, John L.
Abingdon - John Leonard Garrett, 44, died 2 November 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Eula Mae Garrett; 3 sons, William Garrett, Bobby Leon Garrett and Jack E. Garrett of Abingdon; 5 daughters, the Misses Betty Jo Garrett, Shirley Garrett, Emma Lee Garrett and Phyllis Ann Garrett of Abingdon, and Mrs. Peggy Barker of Holston, VA; his mother, Mrs. Amanda Williams Garrett of Abingdon; 2 brothers, Harry Garrett of Abingdon and Hobert Garrett of Greensboro, NC; 4 sisters, Mrs. Lucy Davenport, Mrs. Henry Bussey and Mrs. Burl Broyles of Abingdon, and Mrs. Luther Storns of Ciderburg, OH. Services at Henderson Funeral Home with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

GARRETT, Lee
Abingdon - Lee Garrett, 86, died 11 September 1957 at his home near Greendale. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Rhoda Taylor Garrett; 2 sons, Cleason Garrett and Howard Garrett of Abingdon; daughter, Mrs. C. H. Hoss of Bristol, VA; 3 brothers, Ed Garrett of Abingdon, George Garrett of Bluff City, TN, and Henry Garrett of Lynchburg, VA; 2 sisters, Mrs. J. W. Marley and Mrs. T. L. Stewart of Bristol, VA; 9 grandchildren. Services at Valley View Church with burial in Valley View Cemetery.

GENTRY, Emma R.
Wyndale - Mrs. Emma Rush Gentry, 74, died 19 August 1957 at he home. Survivors: husband, Charles B. Gentry; 4 daughters, Mrs. J. T. Ragle of Church Hill, TN, Mrs. D. L. Stokeley of Power Spring, GA, Mrs. H. E. McReynolds of Wallace, VA, and Mrs. Walter R. Smith of Saltville; sister, Mrs. R. G. Campbell of Bristol, TN; brother, William Rush of Bel Air, MD. Services at Wyndale Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

GILBERT, Tiny
Damascus - Mrs. Tiny Emma Gilbert, 75, died 27 November 1957 at her home. Survivors: husband, G. C. Gilbert; 2 sons, Newton Gilbert and John Gilbert of Damascus; 4 daughters, Russie Gilbert, Virgie Gilbert, Bertha Gilbert and Mrs. Ruby Williams of Damascus; 3 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Della Dunn of Laurel Bloomery, TN, and Mrs. F. B. Hill of Coopers, WV. Services at State Line Baptist Church in Laurel Bloomery, TN.

GILPIN, Lawrence M.
Damascus - Lawrence Melvin Gilpin, 59, died 28 July 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Georgia Isabelle Gilpin; 2 sons, John L. Gilpin and Lawrence M. Gilpin Jr. of Damascus; 2 sisters, Mrs. Austin Elrod of Greeneville, TN, and Mrs. Ruth Goodman of Washington, DC. Services at Wright Funeral Home with burial in Sinking Springs Cemetery.

GLASS, Vastine T.
Abingdon - Vastine T. Glass died 8 September 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: wife, Lita Darnell Glass; sister, Mrs. Bessie Gilliam of Big Stone Gap, VA. Services at Campbell Funeral Home in Abingdon with burial in Glencoe Cemetery at Big Stone Gap.

GOSE, Hazel
Abingdon - Mrs. Hazel Lena Gose, 44, died 7 June 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, Robert H. Gose; daughter, Mrs. Barbara Ann Owens; son, Aubrey Gose of Abingdon; 3 brothers, Lawrence Pairgin of Blountville, TN, Elgin Pairgin of Bristol, TN, and Alvin Pairgin of Kingsport, TN; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Rutter of Bristol, TN and Mrs. Edith Phillips of Vinton, OH. Services at Henderson Funeral Home of Abingdon with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.
[d/o Walter Pairgin & Ada Pippin]

GRACE, Arthur
Clarksburg, MD - Washington County VA native Arthur H. Grace, 55, died 8 February 1957 in Clarksburg, MD. Survivors: wife; daughter, Mrs. H. E. Smith of Bristol, VA; son, Wallace H. Grace of Detroit, MI; his mother, Mrs. Dora J. Grace of Bristol, TN; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nora Wise and Mrs. Newton Wise of Bristol, TN; 4 grandchildren.

GRACE, Mary H.
Meadowview - Mrs. Mary Helton Grace, 81, died 1 May 1957 at the home of a daughter. Survivors: son, Frank Grace of Clinchburg; daughter, Mrs. Ethel Farris of Meadowview; 2 brothers, Dan Helton of Saltville and Sam Helton of Meadowview; 4 sisters, Mrs John Addison and Mrs. John Farris of Meadowview, Miss Sally Helton and Mrs. Wyndham Roberts of Saltville; 4 grandsons. Services at Mahanaim Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

GRAHAM, Oliver O.
Abingdon - Oliver O. Graham, 77, died 10 September 1957 at his home in the Green Springs Community. Survivors: wife, Virginia Lowry Graham; son, John Robert Graham of Clifton Forge, VA; 6 daughters, Mrs. Woodfin Davis of Dadeville, AL, Mrs. Bruce Clark and Mrs. Hunter Humphrey of Abingdon, Mrs. Robert Hockett of Salem, VA, and Mrs. Albert King and Mrs. Clyde King of Holston Valley, TN; brother, Rev. Dan Graham of Blountville, TN; sister, Mrs. V. J. Keys of Broughton, IL; 21 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Cleveland Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.

GRANT, Edna
Abingdon - Mrs. Edna Fitzhugh Grant, 86, died 30 November 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. George Summerson of Abingdon; 3 sisters, Mrs. Harvey Barton of Abingdon, Mrs. Edward Ferneyhough of Alexandria, VA, and Mrs. Strother Barton of Dublin, VA. Graveside services at Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, VA.

GREER, Banie
Damascus - Mrs. Banie Greer, 64, died 27 December 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: husband, Frank Greer; 2 sons, Ray Greer of Ypsilanti, MI, and Alexander Greer of Wayne, MI; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ira Price of Pocahontas, VA, and Mrs. Fred Bowman of Yards, VA; 17 grandchildren. Arrangements by Wright Funeral Home of Damascus.

GREER, John L.
Damascus - John L. Greer, 72, died 6 August 1957 at his home. Survivors: 2 sons, Garland Greer and Jessee Greer of Damascus; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Claude Greer and Emory Greer of Pennington Gap, VA, and Baxter Greer of Knoxville, TN. Arrangements by Wright Funeral Home of Damascus.

GREER, Rosie
Damascus - Mrs. Rosie Ellen Greer, 81, died 13 April 1957 at an Abingdon hospital. Survivors: 4 sons, Letcher Greer of Laurel Bloomery, TN, Stacy Greer of Taylor's Valley, VA, Walter Greer of Glen Burnie, MD, and Rufus Greer of Grayson, NC; 2 daughters, Mrs. Cordy Greer of Chuckey, TN, and Mrs. J. D. Church of Arlington, TX; 29 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Maude Sturgill of Elizabethton, TN and Mrs. Lelia Bowers of Johnson City, TN. Services at State Line Baptist Church in Laurel Bloomery, TN.

GROSECLOSE, Darell
Abingdon - Darrell Owen Groseclose, age 11 months, died 10 December 1957 at a local hospital. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darell Groseclose of Abingdon; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Groseclose and Mrs. John T. Clark Sr. of Abingdon. Services at Campbell Funeral Home with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

HAGY, Mamie M.
Meadowview - Mrs. Mamie Maiden Hagy, 69, died 7 October 1957 at her home. Survivors: husband, Thad L. Hagy; daughter, Mrs. Edith Crenshaw of Meadowview; 2 brothers, Will Maiden of Bristol and Bert Maiden of Abingdon; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Dutton of Monmouth, IL, and Mrs. Day C. Maiden of Knoxville, TN; 1 granddaughter; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Yellow Spring Methodist Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

HAGY, D. V. (Vick)
Abingdon - D. V. (Vick) Hagy, 84, died 14 November 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Ellie Hayter Hagy; 3 sons, Wallace Hagy of Meadowview, David Hagy of Abingdon and Don Hagy of Bristol; 3 sisters, Mrs. Wallace Clark of Baldwin, MD, Mrs. Josie Garnett of Joliet, MT, and Mrs. Harrison Minnick of Abingdon; 2 brothers, Will Hagy of Abingdon and Jake Hagy of Kingsville, MD; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Services at Washington Chapel Methodist Church with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

HAHNER, Rudolph
Washington County - Rudolph Hahner, 76, died 21 November 1957 at his home in the Mary's Chapel area. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Bert Jett Hahner; sister, Mrs. J. G. Barbe of Tuscaloosa, AL; brother, Mike Hahner of Wichita, KS. Arrangements by Blevins Funeral Home.

HALL, Stephen T.
Abingdon - Stephen Thomas Hall, 86, died 18 July 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Annie Hall; 3 daughters, Mrs. Gay Winebarger, Mrs. Mary Johnson and Miss Cedella Hall of Abingdon; 2 sons, Roy B. Hall and W. H. Hall of Richmond; 25 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Services at Mountain View Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

HAYTER, Trula L.
Meadowview - Mrs. Trula Litton Hayter died 16 August 1957 at her home. Survivors: husband, Guy Hayter of Meadowview; sister, Mrs. Claude DeBusk of Saltville; 2 brothers, Leslie Litton of Holston, VA, and James Litton of Bluefield, WV; step-daughter, Mrs. Ernestine Groseclose of Meadowview. Arrangements by Henderson Funeral Home of Abingdon.

HAYTER, Wilmer W.
Abingdon - Wilmer W. Hayter, 42, died 25 September 1957 at the home of his mother in Abingdon. Survivors: wife, Harveline Browning Hayter; son, William Harvey Thompson Hayter; daughter, Miss Rebecca Lynn Hayter; his mother, Mrs. J. M. Hayter; 2 sisters, Miss Lucille Hayter of Abingdon and Mrs. W. M. [Margaret Cletus] Thompson of Lynch, KY; 3 brothers, Clifford Hayter, J[ohn] C[alvin] Hayter and Howard Hayter of Abingdon. Services at the residence of Mrs. J. M. Hayter with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

HELBERT, Robert W. (Mrs.)
Abingdon - Mrs. Robert W. Helbert, 76, died 3 November 1957 at her home. Survivors: son, Charles Helbert of Holston; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lucille Cunningham of Holston and Miss Ruth Helbert of Alexandria, VA; 5 brothers, James Price of Bluefield, WV, Sam Price of Holston, Joe Price of Johnson City, TN, John B. Price of Abingdon, and W. T. Price of Holston; sister, Mrs. Nannie V. Scyphers of Bristol, VA; 1 granddaughter. Services at Campbell Funeral Home with burial in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

HELTON, Lena Ellen
Meadowview - Mrs. Lena Ellen Helton, 76, died 5 December 1957 at a Marion hospital. Survivors: 4 sons, William L. Helton with the US Air Force in South Dakota, Joe Helton of Meadowview, Garnett Helton of Bristol, VA, and James W. Helton of Glade Spring; 5 daughters, Mrs. D. C. Bozell of Bristol, TN, Mrs. William Patrick of Meadowview, Mrs. Bill Atwell of New Castle, DE, Mrs. Thomas Nunn of Kennett Square, PA, and Mrs. Enoch Furgeson of Glade Spring; sister, Mrs. Isaac Sweat of Saltville; 2 brothers, Dave Cook of Glade Spring and Clinton Cook of Buchanan, VA. Services at Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville with burial in Old Glade Cemetery.

HELTON, Riley James
Glade Spring - Riley James Helton, 86, died 11 September 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Maggie R. Helton; 11 sons, H. G. Rector of Glade Spring, Grant Helton of Saltville, George Helton of Kingsport, TN, McKinley Helton of Jonesboro, TN, Garfield Helton of Indiana, Arch Helton of Cleveland, OH, James and Roy Helton of Columbus, OH, Abram Helton of South Boston, MA, Burt Helton of Lexington, VA, and Arthur Helton of West Virginia; daughter, Mrs. Sallie Carrier of South Bend, IN; 60 grandchildren. Services at McCall's Gap Presbyterian Church with burial in Old Glade Cemetery.

HENDERSON, Rachel
Glade Spring - Mrs. Rachel Henderson, 44, died 13 May 1957 in Roanoke. Survivors: step-daughter, Mrs. Sherman Brown of Roanoke; 2 step-sons, Roger Henderson and Edward Henderson of Roanoke; 7 sisters, Mrs. John Gray of Hampton, NY, Mrs. Oscar Moore of Fireco, WV, Ms. Monroe Bowers and Mrs. Trig Preston of Glade Spring, Mrs. David Watson of Greensboro, NC, and Mrs. Paul Johnson and Mrs. Charles Lowery of Rochester, NY; 2 brothers, Ezekiel Johnson and Sylvester Johnson of Glade Spring. Services at Glade Spring Holiness Church of God with burial in Fairview Cemetery.

HERALD, George W.
Glade Spring - George Washington Herald, 79, died 31 August 1957 at his home. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Lucy Sargent Herald; 2 sons, Clint Herald of Glade Spring and Harvey Herald of Akron, OH; 6 daughters, Mrs. Ben Thomas and Mrs. Ray Lester of Glade Spring, Mrs. Robert Delp of Abingdon, Mrs. Fred Wallace and Mrs. John B. Patrick of Clinchburg, and Mrs. Otha Ratcliffe of Chilhowie; 3 brothers, Bob Herald, Bill Herald and Felix Herald of Tazewell; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joe Brown of Tazewell and Mrs. Donnie Hall of Bluefield, WV; 34 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Services at Byers-Cobb Methodist Church with burial in Old Glade Cemetery.
HOBBS, Nellie
Mendota - Mrs. Nellie Frances Hobbs, 74, died 15 October 1957. Survivors: son, Elmer Leonard of Mendota; 2 daughters, Mrs. W. T. Malcom of Knoxville, TN, and Mrs. A. E. Baird of Flint, MI; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol.
















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