Saturday, June 6, 2015

Nathaniel (Nate) Smith

Nathaniel (Nate) Smith, 90, formerly of Kingsport, went to sleep peacefully on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 after a lengthy illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Elbert and Mrs Nellie Smith, wife Lena Lois, granddaughter Tyonna, and grandson Aye.

He was born and raised in Sullivan County, educated at Douglass High School, Kingsport where he played on the football team. and graduated from Morristown College.  He then served his country in the United States Navy as an SC2C from 1943 to 1946.

He was married to Lena Lois and from this union came three children Oliver (OT or Tim), Howard (Harry), and Natalie.  He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion.

Well known for his great culinary skills, he catered and hosted many events.  He retired from Tennessee Eastman in 1983 after many years of service and in 1991, he and his wife relocated to the Atlanta area.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2000 with all their children and grandchildren in attendance.  Well-loved and respected by his family and friends, he was known as Pops, Captain and Granddaddy to all who knew him.

Nate Smith leaves to cherish his memory a loving sister-in-law Mrs. Mamie Gillenwater;  sons Oliver (Wilburtine), and Howard (Elaine), daughter Mrs. Natalie (Greg) Maines;  grandsons Ryan (Cindy), Aki (Karmen),  Sentel (Ashley),  Gregory (Angela), and Justin (Chemelle);  granddaughters Ayonna (Aaron), Yaina (Ahmed), and Ms. Kawana;  16 great-grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a hold of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a special friend, Mrs. Virgelia Ellis.

Family will be receiving friends at 247 Dunbar Street.  Services will be held at the Central Baptist Church, with visitation Monday, June 8, 2015 from 6 PM to 7 PM.  Funeral service to follow with Minister Perry Stuckey officiating.

Interment services will be Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 2:30 PM at the VA National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN.  The cortege will depart from Central Baptist Church at 1:30 PM.

Professional services and care of Nathaniel (Nate) Smith and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service, Inc, (423) 245-4971.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Carl Edward Muncey Sr.

  GATE CITY, Va. — Carl Edward Muncey Sr., 80, Gate City, Va., passed away Friday (May 29, 2015) at his residence.

Mr. Muncey was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on Oct. 14, 1934, and was the son of the late John Muncey and Rena Mae Hattaway.

He retired from the Kingsport Press with 40-plus years of service and attended Hales United Methodist Church, Gate City,Va.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Petty Muncey, Gate City, Va.; daughter, Shannon Muncey, Gate City, Va.; son, Carl Muncey II, Gate City, Va.; granddaughters, Talia Muncey, Gate City, Va., and Candyce Hodges, Johnson City; great-grandson, TaShawn Muncey, Gate City, Va.; and sister, Elaine Floyd, Washington,

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Steve Templeton officiating.

The Powerhouse Singers and the Hale’s Chapel Choir will provide the music.

Burial will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Buster Stacy, Ricky Shoemaker, Stanley Rogers, Phillip Rogers, Robert Goff and David Wolfe will serve as pallbearers.

Richard Maxwell, Mickey Rogers, Bubba Goff, and Anthony Rogers will serve as honorary pallbearers.

An online guest register is available for the Muncey family at

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Carl Edward Muncey.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Roberta "Pat" McClintock

Mrs. Roberta ("Pat") McClintock, 77, departed this life to be with the Lord on Thursday (May 28, 2015), at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee after a brief illness.

Pat was born in Rogersville, Tennessee on March 1, 1938.  She graduated from Swift High School in 1955, the year the school closed for integration.  Pat attended Livingston College in Salisbury, North Carolina.  She worked in the Kingsport city school system as a substitute teacher, and also at Holston Defense and North Electric before retiring.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband Bravell McClintock, parents Annie and Giles Watterson,  and her daughter Bravone Lee.

She is survived by her beloved children Ilesia Anderson, Giles McClintock, Will (Twinkle) McClintock, her brother Ralph Watterson and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 PM to 2 PM at the Central Baptist Church, 301 Carver Street. Kingsport, Tennessee.  The funeral will follow with Reverend Billy Pearson officiating.  Graveside services will be held at Zion Cemetery following the funeral service.

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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is serving the family of Roberta "Pat" McClintock.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Pat McClintock

Pat McClintock, 77, of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday (May 28, 2015).

Arrangements will be announced by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Beverly Jean Turner

Beverly Jean Turner, 61, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at her home, following a courageous fight with many health issues.

She was born in Rutherford, North Carolina and resided in Kingsport for most of her life.  Beverly was an alumnus of Douglass School and had worked as a crossing guard and also as a fire watcher for Flour-Daniels Construction.  She was a member of Central Baptist Church and was the head of the Usher Board.  Beverly was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.  She enjoyed cooking and feeding her friends and family.

Beverly was preceded in death by her mother Rachael Callahan, father Bob Bradley, brother Raymond Bradley, and by her maternal grandmother.

Beverly is survived by two daughters, Tessa Parker and Jessica Swearingen and husband Jerry, three grandsons Casery Bradley, James Bradley and Gregory Bradley, two sisters Iris Bradley and Mia Goins, two brothers Gregory Bradley and Terry Bradley, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 AM to 12 PM at the Central Baptist Church.  The memorial service will follow at 12 PM with Minister Perry Stuckey, Minister Lester Turner and Minister Billy Pearson officiating.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Alysia Silas

Alysia Silas, 23, of Kingsport, went to her heavenly home Friday, May 23, 2015.

She was a loving mother, daughter, granddaughter and friend to many.

Alysia was preceded in death by her grandmother Evelyn Silas, Josephine Gudger and Ben Gudger.

She is survived by her daughter Mildrea Silas of Kingsport, father Charles R. Silas III and wife Becky of Church Hill, mother Kate Silas of Kingsport, sister Kawona Shaw of Kingsport, brother Rico Shaw of Bristol, step-brother Austin Sutherland, step-sister DeAnna Sutherland, grandfather C.R. Silas of Kingsport, several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, from 11 A.M. to 12 P.M, and any time at the father's home.  Funeral services will be at 12 P.M. with the Reverend Wayne Baker officiating.  The burial will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thomas Long

CHURCH HILL — Thomas Long, 89, of Church Hill, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday 
(May 13, 2015) at the Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Church Hill and was retired from the AFG Glass Plant after 25 years of service. He attended the Hope Center Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Long; son, William Thomas Long; daughter, Barbara Bly; and his parents, Thomas Long Sr. and Mandy Phillips Long.

Survivors include his daughters; Irene Richmond, Helen Long, Marlene Richmond and husband, Roy, Romelda Moore. Son; Danny Long and Alisa, grandchildren; Laynette Alley and husband, Reggie, Ivan Bly and wife, Edith, Randy Moore and wife, Tenille, Keith Richmond and wife, Kelly, Roy Richmond and Christina and Ryan Moore. Great-grandchildren; Prennis Alley, Karter, Karson and Kameron Richmond, Camila & Rylan Moore, Tay Shaun & Tamara Moore, Alex and Nickolas Bly and Shakira Long.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home and anytime at the residence. 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mensor and Rev. Pearson officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Hill Memory Gardens.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Pat Phillips, Pat Barton, Bob Meal, Bob Phillips, Kimp Brice, Joe Steele, and Owen Mallory.

The family would like to thank the staff on the 5th floor of Holston Valley. The family would also like to thank the Arthritis Association of Kingsport for the loving care for their father.

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Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home is honored to serve the Long family.