Wednesday, May 27, 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.

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

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. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Charles S. Valentine, Sr.

KINGSPORT - Charles S. Valentine, Sr., 81, of Kingsport went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Mr. Valentine graduated from Francis Marion High School in Marion, Alabama and attended Knoxville College.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.  Charles was a former Chemical Tech with Tennessee Eastman Company, now Eastman Chemical Company.

Mr. Valentine was a former President of the Citizens Advisory Board, and was formerly on the Board of Directors of the Tri-Cities Barracuda Swim Team, and the Kingsport Housing Authority.  He was a member of New Begininngs Christian Fellowship, and former deacon at Shiloh Baptist and Central Baptist Churches.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joan M. Valentine, sons Charles Valentine, Jr. (Eva) and John Valentine (Velma);  daughter Kimberly Valentine;  sister Myrna McMillan;  brother Louis Valentine (Susan);  sisters-in-law Barbara Bell, Betty Fugate (Fred, Sr.);  grandchildren Arron, Gabrielle, Charles III (Jennifer), Robert, John, Jr. and Brianna; "adopted" children Donna Morrisette, Lori Stokley, Charlotte Farmer, and Kenneth Carothers;  "adopted" grandchildren Julius, Shalamar (Willie), Shantelle, Marcus, Cyndee, Sasha, Tre', Clint, and James;  8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews across the United States.

The family will receive friends Thursday from noon until 1 PM at the Central Baptist Church.

A celebration of life service will follow at 1 PM with the Reverend. Billy Pearson officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Valentine's grandsons and nephews.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park. Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Charles Samuel Valentine, Sr.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Constance Earnestine Carson

Sunrise 4/22/1960 -- Sunset 4/15/2015

Constance Earnestine Carson, 54, crossed the finish line to victory after a lengthy illness.

A native of Johnson City, TN, Connie lived a great part of her life in Kingsport, TN. After honoring & defending her country by serving in the United States Army, she later moved to Harrisburg, PA.

Connie accepted Christ as her Savior at a young age, she attended Friendship Baptist Church of Johnson City, TN. She attended Dobyns-Bennett High School and graduated from Science Hill High School (Class of ’78). She studied at East Tenn. State University and Northeast State Community College.

Connie enjoyed reading, planting flowers, trips to the Smokies and spending time with her granddaughter Kalyna, (the apple of her eye!). She also loved spending time with her nephews Ayden, Landyn, Antonio and Noah. Connie had a quiet and shy way about her but shared her quick wit and humor with those she knew and loved.

Preceded in death by her Father Earnest A. Carson and Step-Father, Joseph L. Gilmore, Connie leaves to mourn: Mother Jeraldine Fields Gilmore, Johnson City, TN. Two sons, Akeelan L. Young, Nashville, TN. and Alvin M. Young, aka Mikie, Johnson City TN. Brothers Earnest D. Carson (Ann), Abingdon, VA, and Mose White (Christina), Todd Page-Gilmore “TJ,” and Caleb Carson, all of Johnson City TN. Sisters Pamela C Rollins (Clinton) Johnson City, TN. Angela Gilmore of Kingsport TN. A beautiful granddaughter Kalyna Young. A host of uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Special friends include Richard Young and Wincey Copney.

A special thanks to the staff at Veteran Affairs and Nurse Cindy.

A celebration of Connie’s life will be held 4:00 p.m. on Monday 4/?20/?2015 at Friendship Baptist Church 522 W. Main St. Johnson City, TN. With Rev. C.H. Charlton officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 3-4 p.m. prior to the services at the church and other times at the home of mother Jeraldine Fields Gilmore, 514 E. Fairview Ave Johnson City, TN. Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday 4/21/2015 @ V.A. cemetery Mountain Home, TN.

Professional Services provided by Birchette Mortuary Inc., 219 E. Millard St. Johnson City, TN

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Juanita June McGue

KINGSPORT — Mrs. Juanita June McGue , 81, daughter of the late Mr. Lois Beaty and Mrs. Losa Mae Beaty Goosby was born on April 2, 1933 in Pennington Gap, Va. Juanita received her wings on Sunday (March 22, 2015) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

She worked as a Certified Respiratory Therapist in the Lung Center at Holston Valley Medical Center for over 38 years, where she met and worked with wonderful people who took care of her until the end of her life.

Juanita loved the Lord and was a long time member of Central Baptist Church, where she served in the choir and other ministries. She was an active member until her health wouldn’t allow.

Juanita loved and cherished all of her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 42 years Mr. Clarence McGue Jr.; one sister, Ms. Sara Jane Hines; one brother, Alfred Beaty; and a special friend Mr. Frank Long.

She leaves to cherish her memory three children, C. Roderick McGue, Ms. Sheila McGue and Ms. Sandra McGue; four grandchildren who she loved unconditionally, Jamia McGue, Tremell McGue, Marlon McGue, and Malik McGue. Her great-granddaughter Inaya McGue always brightened up her day. Juanita also leaves loving sisters, Ms. Priscilla Beaty, Ms. Virginia Williams and Ms. Tanya McDougle; and one brother, Danny Beaty ,who all reside in Dayton, Ohio. She has a very special Aunt Ms. Maureen Woods in Big Stone Gap, Va. She was also survived by sisters-in-law, Ms. Margaret Wiley, Ms. Peggy Griffin; and brother- in- law, Charles Griffin. Juanita was adored by many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

She never met a stranger and was blessed with many friends. Special friends include, Ms. Margaret Turner, Ms. Cookie Harris, Ms. Alma Blye, Ms. Linda Ramey, Ms. Mary Welsh, Ms. Sheila Sheriber, and Jerry Arnold.

Special thank you to her family, friends, Central Baptist Church, and all of her caregivers, nurses, respiratory therapists, and staff who took great care of her while she was in the hospital.

Family and friends can visit the family home, 404 Dunbar St, Kingsport, Tenn. at anytime.

Receiving of friends and funeral service will be held at Central Baptist Church, 301 Carver St., Kingsport, Tenn. on March 28, 2015 beginning at 11 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m.

Burial will immediately follow service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways of happy times, laughing times, and bright sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when this life is done.” 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Professional services and care of Mrs. Juanita June McGue and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service Inc. (423)245-4971. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Martella Brice

ROGERSVILLE -- Martella Brice, 79, of Rogersville, passed away March 12, 2015 at her residence.

She was a member of the Hasson Street Christian Church,  She was employed by Collier's Cleaners for 12 years and by Dodge Reliance for 25 years.  Martella was a member of  the American Legion Auxillary #231, Swift Club, Cheerful Givers, and Meals on Wheels for 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her mother Minnie Lou Brice Kyle, grandparents Ambros and Julie Ann Brice.

She is survived by her children, Florenee Elizabeth Campbell (Pee Wee), David Shawn Brice and wife Kathy, Larry Edward Brice, brother Issac Kyle, Jr., grandchildren Fatima Anita Dennis and husband Derrick, Tarrance Omar Brice and wife Shauna, Daria Salone Brice and husband Rasheed, Dahlia Monet Brice, Martia Shanise Brice; great-grandchildren Gregory Morenell Dennis, Devante Marquest Dennis, Ashante, Neekeshia Dennis, Maliyah Avani Brice, Laylani Anita-Elaine Brice, Surrai Sharlene-Leana Moore and Ethan Noah Nelson.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Daniel Carroll, the staff of Wellmont Hospital, and the many friends and family that sent well wishes, gifts and prayers.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Christian-Sells Funeral Home, Rogersville.

Funeral services will follow at 3 PM with Pastor Roy Charles and Pastor Pamela Hoard officiating. Graveside servives will be held immediately after at the Mitchell Crest Cemetery.

Christian-Sells Funeral Home is serving the family.  Online condolences can be made at