Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mr. James Edward Turner

KINGSPORT - Mr. James Edward Turner, Sr., 74, of Kingsport, TN transitioned from earth to glory on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

James was born December 5, 1941 in Hampton, Georgia to Pastor James C. and Pastor Emeritus Lillie R. Turner. He graduated from Park Central High School in Bluefield, WV. James was a former employee of Mason Dixon and AFG Glass Company. James was the owner and operator of Turner Paving and Sealing Inc. for over 40 years. In 2005, James was awarded the Tri-Cities Black Business Award by the New Vision for Youth Outreach. He also was a Minor League Baseball Player for the Bluefield Orioles.

James was a lifelong member of Mount Zion Tabernacle both in Chilhowie, VA and Kingsport, TN. He served as the President of the Men’s Ministry and a faithful singer of the Mount Zion Brotherhood.

He was preceded in death by his father: Pastor James c. Turner, his daughter: Nanette Carol Wilburn, his sister: Barbara Jo Turner, and his brother: Pastor Thomas R. Turner.

James is survived and celebrated by his lovely mother: Pastor Emeritus Lillie R Turner of Kingsport, TN. His wife of 46 years: Margaret Ann Goode-Turner; (2) sons: Elder James (NaRasha) Turner, Jr., Kingsport, TN; Thomas (Amy) Peguese of Murfreesboro, TN; (4) daughters: Sabrina Turner, Kingsport, TN; Regina Saunders, Riverdale, GA; Magdolyn (Dale) Hector, Northridge, CA; Kelly (Sulimon) Turner, Kingsport, TN; two brothers: Pastor Lester (Robyn) Turner, Marion, VA; Brady Turner, Columbus, OH; seven sisters: Mother Lelia (William) Latta, Columbus, OH; Ruby Gaylord, Morristown, NJ, Temple (Judge C. Al) McConnell of Toledo, OH; Dorothy Turner-Partridge, Columbus, OH; V. Susie Turner, Columbus, OH; Janet Parks, Kingsport, TN, and Lucy Turner, Martinsville, VA; five brother in laws: Clinton (Sylvia) Goode, Lizzel, GA; Bruce (Gladys) Goode, Clayton, NJ; Kenneth Goode, Charleston, SC; Howard (Cynthia) Goode, Jacksonville, FL; one sister in law: Shirley (George) Hawkins, Richmond, VA; (18) Grandchildren: Nikki, Joe, Michael, Marci, Shae, Derrick, Dale Jr., Justice, Ricky, Autumn, Imani, Lindsey, James III, Ayonna, Jaquan, Yahia, Michael, and Jamaal. (7) Great Grandchildren: My’yon, Jaya Amani, Ava, Amelia, Mateo, and Amariyah. A host of godchildren and dear friends: Terry and Jean Moore, Kingsport, TN; Nathan and Alma Blye, Kingsport, TN; and Orville & Beatrice Bond, Kingsport, TN; Special Friends: Lois Beatty, Kingsport, TN and Garfield Pierce, Kingsport, TN.

Brother James Turner often quoted, "Your arms are simply too short to box with God!"

The funeral service will be conducted from Central Baptist church, Monday June 27, 2016 at 1 pm. The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Mr. James E. Turner, Sr.

Mr. James E. Turner Sr., 400 Dunbar Street, departed this life Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at his residence.

The family is in the process of making final funeral arrangements.

Professional service and care of Mr. James E. Turner and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service Inc. (423) 245-4971.

Online condolences may be sent to raclarkfuneralservice @  

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mr. Lasper Ealy

Mr. Lasper Ealy, 58, 841 Dale St., departed this life Saturday June 18, 2016 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

A quiet gentle kind man who was easy to love and befriend, he is missed already by those who knew him.

A memorial service for Mr. Lasper Ealy will be conducted Thursday, June 23rd at Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service, 802-806 E. Sevier Avenue Kingsport, TN. The family will receive loved one and friends from 6pm, until the hour of service, 7pm. The service will be officiated by Rev. James Whiteside.

Professional service and care of Mr. Lasper Ealy and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service Inc. (423) 245-4971.

Online condolences may also be sent to

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Paul Brian Trammell, II

Paul Brian Trammell, II "PB", "Bubbie" , "Baby Boy", "Uncle Brian" was born on April 29, 1989 in Kingsport, TN and departed this earthly life on May 29, 2016, in Atlanta, GA.

He was employed by C.R. England Trucking Company, where he had been traveling all over the United States up until the time of his passing.

He moved to Spring Valley, California in 2013, and had recently relocated to Huntsville, Alabama where his mother and sisters reside.

He was full of laughter and had an infectious smile.  He never met a stranger and was loved by many. He loved family and was a loyal friend.  He had so affectionately been named by friends and family.  He was "Baby Boy" to his mom, "Bubbie" to his sisters, "Uncle Brian" to his nieces and nephews, and most notably known to his friends as "PB."

He grew up in Kingsport playing in little league in football and basketball.  He was the little kid that was fearless and all heart.  He competed with his two best friends and "brothers" Coty Sensabaugh and Blake Leeper.  They forged a lifelong friendship and brotherhood that has lasted more than 20 years.

He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2007 and went on to attend Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.  He was a member of Central Baptist Church and received the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized during a youth revival at Higher Ground Baptist Church.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving parents: mother Renee and father Paul (Martha) Trammell, five loving sisters: Briana (Kenny) Harris, Angel (Chris) Taylor, Jessica Trammell, Alleah (Justin) Rice, and Alexis Harris.  Stepsisters Leticia (Joel) Mendoza, Myra (Angel) Pulido, Paternal grandparents Phillip and Connie Trammell, maternal grandparents Jackie (Rollen) Ross,  Three nieces: Amiyah, Jaiden, and Zakiah. Two nephews: Tyler Josiah "TJ" and Micah. His Maternal grandparents: Jackie Ross (Rollen), Anthony (the late Gloria "Hessie) Daniels),  Joel (the late Amelia) Machen.  Three nieces, four nephews, four aunts: Lynette (James) Reese, Christal (Marvin) Machen, Beth Daniels, and Lisa Trammell.  Three uncles: Phillip "Tiger" Trammell, Sedrick Machen, and Eric Machen.

Special cousins: Dominique (Rachel) Coclough; Mercedes Trammell, Cheyenne (Spike) Guy, Tray Trammell, Nellie Briscoe, and a host of other cousins, relatives, and friends.

The funeral will be conducted at 4 PM Saturday at the Central Baptist Church in Kingsport.  The family will receive friends from 3 PM until the hour of service.  

Family will receive visitors at the homes of his father, Paul Trammell and his grandmother, Jackie Ross.

Professional service and care of Mr. Paul Brian Trammell and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service Inc. (423) 245-4971. Online condolences may be sent to  

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Michael Bristol

Michael Bristol
Sunrise 11/17/50 Sunset 05/19/16

Michael Bristol, born 11/17/1950 in Rutherford County, NC. departed on May 19,2016.

Surviving are his wife- Cheryl Bristol, Mother- Carolyn Brady, Children -Micheal Von Bristol, Michelle Pace (Neal), Myreon Martin (Katie), Markis Thompson, Micheal Bristol.  Sisters-Fredia Talley(Robert), Patricia Bristol, Aunya Latham (Marvin), Justine White. Brothers-George Bristol (Patricia), Steve Bristol, son & daughter in law - Rett & Tiffanie Walters.  Devoted friend Dee Johnson. A host of grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Michael Bristol of Johnson City will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Thankful Baptist Church, 1501 E. Watauga Ave., in Johnson City.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until 2:00pm prior to the services.

Johnnie Stephens

JOHNSON CITY — Johnnie “Big Cat” Stephens went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2016. 

He leaves to cherish his memories his children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, family and friends. 

His service was held in Virginia.

Monday, May 16, 2016

William H. "Chuck" Lyons

William H. "Chuck" Lyons, 65, passed away Friday, May 13 at Johnson City Medical Center.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dockery Funeral Home in Morristown, TN

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at the Dockery Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Dockery Funeral Home.