Saturday, April 23, 2016

Ozine Ivan Bly, Sr.

CHURCH HILL - Ozine Ivan Bly, Sr. was called home on April 21, 2016 after a brief illness. 

He was a pillar of both the Kingsport and New Canton Community of Church Hill. During his 76 years he dedicated his life to helping others and doing what he could do to advance the situation of those who needed him the most. 

He served the Kingsport Community as a former member of the Kingsport Housing Authority Board, the South Central Community Board, the Riverview Community Action Board, the Sons and Daughters of Douglass Alumni Board of Directors, and a charter member of the Great Golden Gathering of North East TN Board, member of the Kingsport Tomorrow Community Organization. He was a founding member of the New Canton Utility District Board, Honorary member of the Lyons Chapel Church, Hope Community Church and the New Canton Community Club, and a former member of the Church Hill Election Commission. Ozine was lovingly referred to as the "Mayor of New Canton."

   He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Bly, mother, Gladys Bly, father, Prentis Ivan "Crip" Taylor, sister, Priscilla Bly, brothers, Buster, Charles "Pap" and James Bly.

Survivors include his daughter; Laynette (Reggie) Alley, sons; Ozine Ivan (Edith) Bly, Jr., Nathan (Myra) Leeper. Grandsons; Prennis Alley and Nicholas Wolfe, granddaughter; Alexandria Wolfe. Great grandchildren; Ayden Shelton and Tessa Wolfe. Sisters; Dallas Waterson, Edith Jackson, Janie Goodwin, Delores Bly, Judy Phillips. Honorary son; Marlon Lyons and special friends William "Billy" Lyons, Jack Pierce and Angel Smith.  

Going home services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, April 24th at the Hope Community Church, 4540 West Stone Drive, Kingsport, TN. Pastor Doug Mouser will be officiating, and burial will follow in the Church Hill Memorial Gardens. 

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm Sunday at the Church, and anytime at his residence.

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Johnson - Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill is honored to serve the Bly family. 

Constance "Connie" Bradley

Constance D. Bradley “Connie” 57, passed away on Monday April 18, 2016.  

She was born November 28. 1959 in Johnson City, TN., and was a graduate of Science Hill High School. 

Connie was preceded in death by her father Robert L. Bradley, Sr.

She is survived by her mother Joan Bradley; daughter, Malekka S. Bradley(Robert Edmonds), son Nicholas B. Bradley(Michelle Collins). Grandchildren Abriana Edmonds, Elissia Edmonds, Cee’Laylaah Garner, and Ava Bradley. Siblings, Valdred Hartsaw (Jerry), Eileen Hodge, Kathy Bradley, Joe Bradley(Angelitti), Walter Bradley, and Sondra Bradley. Goddaughter Shaneah Hunter. Several Nieces and nephews and a host of cousins, along with best friend Peppi Simmons.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday April 23, 2016 at Friendship Baptist Church in Johnson City. 

The family will receive friends from 12:00pm to 1:00pm prior to the services. 

Burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Johnson City, TN.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Andrew Jackson Dover

KINGSPORT - Andrew Jackson Dover, 64, 1037 Bloomingdale Pike Kingsport, TN, departed this life on Monday, April 18, 2016 at his home.

He was born in Cliffside, NC. He was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. He retired from Specialty Hospital in Johnson City, TN. 

He was preceded in death by his father, A.B. Dover; his sister, Ms. Lestine Dover Morrison; maternal grandmother, Hattie Estell Bristol; paternal grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Robert Dover; and special friend, Constance (Connie) Bradley.

Surviving are his daughters, Ms. Angela Nicole Dover and Ms. Kezia Dover; mother, Evelyn Logans; granddaughter, Kekia Dover; brother, Robert Bristol of Baltimore, MD; sister, Colleen Smith of Kingsport, TN; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Andrew Dover will be conducted at Central Baptist Church on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

The family will receive friends beginning at 4pm until the hour of service. Interment will be Monday, April 25, 2016 at 11:00 am at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, Inc. is proud to serve the family of Mr. Andrew Dover.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Geneva Poole

Big Stone Gap, VA Geneva Poole, 77, passed away Sunday (April 17, 2016) at her home in Big Stone Gap, VA. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

Geneva was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore R. Poole; a son, Jerry Poole; a grandson, Jamé M. Fleming; baby Alexa; baby Luke and seven deceased sibings.

Geneva is survived by her children, Delores Neeley of Smyrna, GA, John W. Neeley of Big Stone Gap, Debbie Ann Upchurch of Big Stone Gap, Bobbie Davis of Christiansburg, VA, Priscilla Rainwater of Smyrna, GA, Loretta Hall of Norton, VA and Ricky Poole of Big Stone Gap, VA. She also survived by her brother, Ray Charles Turner of Bland, VA; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Thursday (April 21, 2016) at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave W, Big Stone Gap, VA, before traveling in procession to Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.
Graveside funeral services will be at 11:00 am in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Chapel with Rev. Sandra Jones officiating.

Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Geneva Poole.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Wayne Lee Ford

KINGSPORT - Wayne Lee Ford, 59, of Kingsport, went to meet Jesus early Tuesday morning (March 22, 2016).

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. Wayne was a provider to his family for many years and was truly devoted to his profession. He loved to spend time with his family, friends, coworkers, and especially his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Virginia Ford; paternal grandfather, Ernest Ford, Sr.; his maternal grandmother, Zenia Logan; maternal grandfather, Avery Logan.

Wayne Lee Ford is survived by his mother, Annie Ford; siblings, Ernest A. Ford and wife, Marilyn, Charlotte Ford Chopin and husband, Cello, James M. Ford, Robert S. Ford, and Pamela K. Ford; nephews, Mark A. Ford and Logan Ford Young; his loving soulmate, Susan A. Robinson-Ford; his daughters, Deneatrice M. Kincaid and husband, Aaron, Sherree A. Robinson, Kristy Robinson-Anderson and husband, David along with four grandchildren.

A special thank-you goes out to his co-workers and a best friend, Dwight Goode.

A gathering of friends will be held on Saturday (March 26, 2016) from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport or friends may also call anytime at the residence.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Saturday (March 26, 2016) at 12:30 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joseph Comage, officiating. A eulogy will be provided by Beverly Williams Leeper.

A graveside service will follow the funeral service on Saturday (March 26, 2016) at Ford Family Cemetery.

You can send an online condolence to the family by visiting  . Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Ford family.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Claudine Alberta Watterson Young

Claudine Alberta Watterson Young, daughter of Nancy Davis Hoard and Herman "Bus" Watterson, born June 2,1933 in Kingsport TN, departed this life on March 17,2016.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step parents, Virginia Watterson and Eldridge "Bus" Hoard; her husband Clyde Lamont "Monty" Young and one son Dana Durell Young.

She was a graduate of Douglass High School in Kingsport,TN.

Claudine was also a licensed beautician and attended Tennessee A & I State University (Tennessee State) in Nashville. She was employed at North Electric for many years and retired from the Veterans Administration in Johnson City.

She had also been a member of the Thankful Baptist Church for many years.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories one daughter Terry Monette Young Bradley (Michael), two sons Byron Anthony Young and Curtis Edmond Young all of Johnson City,TN. one uncle Richard Watterson (Barbara) also of Johnson City: grandchildren, Trey Bradley, Corey Young, Chabrelle Young, Candice Young, Brett Young and Logan Young and other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday March 22, 2016 at Thankful Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN.

The family will receive friends from 12:00pm to 1:00pm prior to the Services.

Johnnie L. Weaver

ELIZABETHTON - Johnnie L. Weaver, age 70, 812 West H. Street, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from Hillview Healthcare Center, following an extended illness.

Johnnie was a native of Carter County and was the daughter of the late John F. Young and Idella Gardner Young.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Young, Robert Young and Leon Young.

Johnnie retired after 26 years of service as an LPN and had worked at both Carter County Memorial Hospital and Sycamore Shoals Hospital as an ICU Nurse. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and loved going to church. She enjoyed crocheting, being with family and taking care of her family and she was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

Those left to cherish her memory include three children, Kenneth Young, John Young and Angela Blair and husband Kerry, all of Elizabethton; one brother, Sylvester Young, of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Ashley N. Young, Melanie P. Young, and Jordan T. Young, all of Elizabethton; three step grandchildren, Ashley Shaffer and husband Jeremy, Kristina Smidt and Shannon Smidt, all of Bristol; two great grandchildren, Tavian M. Norwood and Ka'Leah M. Young; and six step great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive, along with her special sisters, Alfrieda Forney, of Harriman, TN and Delores Richmond, of Saginaw, Michigan.

A service to honor the life of Mrs. Johnnie L. Weaver will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 20, 2016, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Rev. Ernest Widby, Rev. Estel Williams, and Rev. Mike Berry, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Alfrieda Forney and Odessa Johnson.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Sunday, or at the residence at any time.

The graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Gardner's Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 AM on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Hillview Healthcare Center and Avalon Hospice for the love and care shown to Johnnie during her illness.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website,

Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Weaver family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 423-543-4917.