Friday, November 14, 2014

Ollie Mae Shepard

  APPALACHIA, Va. — Ms. Ollie Mae “Runt” Fletcher Shepard, 91, passed away Sunday (Nov. 9, 2014) at her daughter’s home in St. Louis, Mo.

She was a member and also treasurer of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Appalachia, Va. and the Women’s Mission Club. Ms. Ollie Mae transferred her membership from the Macedonia Baptist Church in Appalachia, Va. to Heaven. She joined the “great cloud of witnesses” and is resting in the arms of her Savior. Rest in peace Ms. Ollie Mae and thank you for the memories.

She was formerly a member of the Democratic Women’s Club and was employed at the Appalachia Elementary School before retirement. She loved to dance, draw, water paint, laugh, and dress. She found joy in taking care of her family and others.

Ollie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Frank Shepard, Sr.; daughter, Shirley Ann Shepard; brothers, Thomas Fletcher, Milton Fletcher, Sidney Fletcher and Neverlin Fletcher.

She leaves to mourn, her children, Delories F. Hollinger of Atlanta, Ga., Mildred Anderson of St. Louis Mo., Willie Frank Shepard, Jr. of Kingsport,Tenn., Juanita Shepard of Appalachia, Va., Carolyn Shepard of Appalachia, Va., Vicky L. McCoo and husband Brisco of Big Stone Gap, Va.; her brother, Willie Harris of Norton, Va., also survives her. She leaves behind 15 grandchildren; and a host of great and great-great-grandchildren. Ms. Shepard was also instrumental in raising Elder Carolyn Smith, Diane, Eddie, and Chris Ossea.

The family will receive friends, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave. W., Big Stone Gap, Va .

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Ronnie Collins officiating. 
Graveside services will follow the funeral ceremony at noon in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va. Family and friends will be pallbearers. Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va. is honored to serve the Shepard family. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign the guest book at www.gilliamfuneralhome.com

Monday, November 10, 2014

Edna Ruth Simpson

  FT. WAYNE, Ind. — Ms. Edna Ruth Simpson departed this world on Nov. 7, 2014 after living a blessed 89 years.

She was a native of Norton, Va. She lived her early adult life in Kingsport, then moved to Ft. Wayne, Ind. where she was an active member of Lighthouse Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Nettie B. Simpson; her son, Hershil L. Simpson; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Hundt Simpson; and son-in-law, Ralph.

She is survived by three loving daughters, Ms. Irene Simpson of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Pamela S. Kincaid (Don), and Mrs. Janet F. Hayden of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Rhonda Bass (Christopher), Steve Simpson (Rochelle), Christopher Simpson (Nicole), Robin Hogan (Phillip), Ron Kincaid (Marthe) and Aaron Kincaid (Michelle); and 14 precious great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Naomi Bailey of Ft. Wayne; and four nephews; and one niece.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Clark Funeral Chapel.

The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of service. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family a simp son@clarkfc.com

Professional Services and care of Ms. Edna Ruth Simpson and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service Inc. (423) 245-4971. \

Monday, November 3, 2014

Jack Pierce, Jr.

  KINGSPORT — Mr. Jack Pierce, Jr., 64, entered into eternal life Oct. 31, 2014 at the Christian Care Center after a battle with cancer.

He was born and reared in Kingsport, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was the oldest of seven children of Jack and Mrs. Betsy Pierce.  

He was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, and married the love of his life, Ms. Sandra Reed Pierce on Dec. 6, 2013.  She was his long time sweetheart for over 25 years.   He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Jack Pierce, Jr. leaves to mourn his death his lovely wife Sandra; his parents, Jack and Mrs. Betsy Peirce; two children, Spencer Dokes and Raphel Pierce; four step-children, Ms. Kimberly Crawford, Timmy Lovelace, Ms. Melinda Clayton, and Fredrick Lovelace; two brothers, James Garfield Pierce (Becky) and Alan Pierce (Wanda); four sisters, Ms. Veronica Camp (B.C.), Ms. Sandra Ewing, Ms. Lena Rogers (Mickey) and Ms. Veronica Martinez (Filo); and a host of nieces, nephews and several grandchildren.

He will be truly, truly missed.
 
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 PM from the Central Baptist Church with the Reverend Joseph Comage officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of service. Burial will follow at  the Historical Pierce Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Historical Pierce Cemetery, 326 Louis St., Kingsport, TN.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at jpierce@clarkfc.com

Professional services and care of Mr. Jack Pierce Jr. and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service Inc. (423) 245-4971.

Monday, October 27, 2014

William Bill Dennis


KINGSPORT — William Bill Dennis, one of God’s Generals went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Thursday (Oct. 23, 2014.


He is survived by wife Mrs. Jessie Dennis; son William Barry Dennis (Cassandra); daughter Ms. MichelleDennis; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Roy Dennis; two sisters, Ms. Betty Jean Fain and Ms. Nancy Clark; and a host of other family members & friends.

Services will be held on Wednesday at The Great Commission Church, 1249 Chestnut St., Kingsport, Tenn.

The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. and funeral services at 7:30 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at den nis@clarkfc.com

Professional services and care of William Bill Dennis and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service inc (423) 245-4971. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Robert Samuel Bogus Jr.


     Mr. Robert Samuel Bogus Jr. was born in Stonega, Va., on Aug. 23, 1951, to the late Ms. Dorothy Wilson Horton and Robert Samuel Bogus   I. He departed this life on Saturday (Oct. 18, 2014).


 Family and friends may call on the family at 3280 Ashley St., Kingsport, Tenn.

   Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from Central Baptist Church.

   The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of service.

   Online condolences may be sent to the family at  bogus@clarkfc.com  

   Professional services and care of Mr. Robert Samuel Bogus Jr and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service Inc. (423) 245-4971. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ms. Harriet J. Gorman

KINGSPORT — Ms. Harriet J. Gorman, departed this life Wednesday (Oct. 1, 2014) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

Survivors include four sons, John Dukes, Nylee Dukes, Jay Dennis and Otee Carpenter; two daughters, Ms. Skye Dukes, and Ms. Keyona grandchildren; Dukes; and 10 three brothers, Harold Carson, Lee Maxwell, and Larry Maxwell; two sisters, Ms. Janey Bowers and Ms. Janice Simmon

Arrangements are incomplete.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Gor  man@clarkfc.com 

Professional services and care of Ms. Harriet J. Gorman and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service Inc., (423) 245-4971.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fred Douglas Delaney

Fred D. Delaney passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Fred was a loving, caring and devoted husband, father, brother-in-law, mentor and friend, who was known as "Uncle Fred" to many throughout the years.

He was born on November 20, 1936 in Bristol, Virginia, to Loruma and Fred Delaney Sr.

After graduation from Knoxville College in 1958, he began four years of duty with the U.S. Army.

 During his service he was stationed at Fort Lee, Virginia and West Point Academy, Highland Falls, New York.

 In 1962, Fred moved on to launch a 30-year career with IBM that began in Denver, Colorado and included positions in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Georgia. While at IBM, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Pace University in New York. Fred was the tech company's Manager of Corporate Administration Education in Atlanta when he retired and returned to his roots in Bristol.

In retirement Fred was a committed citizen of his community. He served on the board of several organizations, including the John Wesley UMC Trustee Board; Celebrate Bristol; The Crisis Center; Kiwanis of Bristol; Boys and Girls Clubs; Board of Zoning Appeals of Bristol, Tenn.; Better Property Board of Bristol, Tenn.; and Retirement and Health Care Centers of Marysville, Tenn.

A 1954 graduate of Douglass High School in Bristol, Virginia, he also served on the Executive Committee of the school's alumni association. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Fred is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Dawn Gloria Henderson of Bristol, Tenn. He was the proud father of two sons, Roger Delaney of Atlanta and Trevor Delaney of Brooklyn, New York.

The family will receive friends at 12 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014, at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 311 Lee Street, Bristol, Virginia.

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Pastor Robert Kariuki officiating. Entombment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery Mausoleum Bristol, Va.

Professional Services and care of Fred Douglas Delaney and family are entrusted to R.A.Clark Funeral Service Inc.(423) 764-8584.