Friday, August 29, 2014

Janie McCleskey McClintock

Janie McCleskey McClintock, 76, departed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, surrounded by her love ones.

Born in Amonate, Va., to Samuel and Frances Hairston, Janie moved with her family to Kingsport, Tenn. She later moved her family to Chattanooga. Janie was a member of Shepherd Church of Christ until her health prevented her from attending.
Janie worked for Red Food Store and later retired from Bi-Lo. She also worked for the Chattanooga Police Department as a crossing guard.

Janie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Levenus McClintock; three sons; two brothers; and one sister.

Survivors are her children, Maccine Stafford, Delois (Darrell) Ransom, Alvin Stafford, Pamela Davis and William McCleskey III; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Gwendolyn Winn; ex-husband, William McCleskey, Jr.; special cousin, Constance Clark and very special friend Marian Moon.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the Chapel with Minister Richard Ervin officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery. The body will lie in state after noon today and the family will receive friends from 78 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Joseph Lee Gilmore

Joseph Lee Gilmore, aka Bubba, 64, 514 E Fairview Ave, Johnson City TN, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 8, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer at the Johnson City VA Community Living Center.

Joseph was a native of Kingsport TN, born on September 11, 1949 to the late Edward and Grace Gilmore.  He was preceded in death by sister Lily Ruth Crum, and brothers James Edward and David Gilmore.

Joseph was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Kingsport, and also attended the Friendship Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN.

He was a graduate of Douglass High School, Kingsport, and later attended East Tennessee State University.

Joseph served in the United States Army, and retired from Sears after 20 years of service. Bubba was a member of Elks Lodge #492.   His favorite hobbies included stamp & coin collecting and gardening.

He leaves to mourn his devoted and faithful wife of nearly 40 years, Jeraldine F. Gilmore. Also, daughters Angela Gilmore, Constance (Richie) Carson Young, Pamela (Clinton) Rollins. Sons, Earnest (Ann) Carson, Mose (Christina) White, and Todd Page-Gilmore.

Brothers Nathan (Alma) Blye (Kingsport), Gregory (Ora) Gilmore (GA), Edward (Theresa) Gilmore (Bristol) and sister, Hazel Leverett (Knoxville).

He was a loving Grandfather to Sydney Edwards, Thomas Edwards (Kingsport), Ebony Alexander,(FL), Akeelan Young (Nashville) Michael Young, Alan B Alexander (FL) Jordan Carson, Duran Ferguson, Duran Carson, Brittany Carson, Jasmine Carson, Skylar, Allana, Ayden, & Landyn White, Alex Anderson, and AJ Anderson.

Great Grandfather to Zailes Alexander, Kalyna Young, Zarayah Alexander, Caislyn Love, Antonio Alexander, Host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends Special thanks to caregivers, niece, Diana Brice, Lois Hairston, and Emma Lou White.

A special thanks to the CLC staff at Veterans Affairs.

Funeral Services will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at the Friendship Baptist Church, 522 W. Main St Johnson City, TN, with Dr. C.H Charlton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 PM, prior to the funeral service at the church.

Full Military Honors and Graveside Services will be held at 10:45 AM on Thursday at the VA National Cemetery, Johnson City, TN.

Professional Services provided by Birchette Mortuary Inc., 219 E. Millard St. Johnson City, TN. 423-926-6013.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Marc Tierre Lee Woodbury

KINGSPORT — Marc Tierre Lee Woodbury, 23, departed this life at 10:30 p.m. on July 28, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.

Marc was born in White Plains, N.Y. on March 11, 1991 to Ms. Erika Woodbury of Kingsport, Tenn. and Nathaniel Terry of Bronx, N.Y. Marc has spent the last five years in the city of Kingsport. He was a graduate of Morristown West High School in Morristown, Tenn.

Marc was preceded in death by his son, Emery Tate Durkee; paternal grandfather, James A. Woodbury; and paternal great-grandmother, Ms. Annie B. Cohen.

Marc is survived by his parents; two sons, Z'Ryan Hughes and Ledger Kede Parsons Woodbury; one sister, Ashleigh Woodbury Kingsport; six brothers, Raquon Woodbury, Darius Woodbury, and Jarek Bridges, all of Kingsport, DiJon Woodbury, White Plains, N.Y. Mykel Davis, Portchester, N.Y., Jaylen Bridges, New Rochelle, N.Y.; maternal grandparents, Ms. Patricia Winton and Douglass Williams, Kingsport; aunt, Ms. Tykia Shaw, Johnson City, Tenn.; uncle Kai Winton, Kingsport, Tenn.

Marc was a rising MMA kickboxer. On June 5, he won the title belt of his weight class. Marc loved and respected everyone he knew and was loved in return.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

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Professional services and care of Marc Tierre Lee Woodbury and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service Inc., (423) 245-4971.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Beulah Lee Anderson

Beulah Lee Anderson, 90, of Greeneville, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Takoma Regional Hospital.

She was a member of Pruitt Hill United Methodist Church, the Choir and the United Methodist Women's Group.

Mrs. Anderson retired from MECO and was a housewife.

Survivors include one daughter: Mamie Anderson of Greeneville; two sons and one daughter-in-law: Danny and Francisina Anderson and Maurice Anderson, both of Greeneville; two extra special grandsons: Derrick Anderson and Eddie Jordan, as well as nine additional grandchildren: William Anderson, Jeffrey Anderson and Tammy Vaughn, Tonya Wheeler, Tammy Hamilton, Noel Price, Tony Anderson, Brandy Anderson and Cherisa Gillespie; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brothers-in-law: Sidney and John Barner, Willie Kate Barner and Mary Jane Story, all of Greeneville.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Artis "Bozo" Anderson; and two sons: James Edward Anderson and William Anderson.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jeffers Funeral & Cremation Service, downtown, with the funeral following at 2 p.m. in the funeral home downtown chapel. The Rev. Rochelle Maxwell, the Rev. Cecil Mills and Elder William Pace will officiate.

Interment will follow in Pruitt Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Timothy Pierce

KINGSPORT — Mr. Timothy Pierce, 60, of 650 East Sevier Ave., Apt. 119, Kingsport, departed this life Wednesday (June 25, 2014) at Johnson City Medical Center, after a brief illness.

He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; three sisters.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters; three brothers; one sister; two stepchildren; five grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Timothy Pierce will be conducted at the Shiloh Baptist Church Saturday, June 28th at noon with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Calvert officiating.

Family will receive friends and family from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.

Burial will follow at Historical Pierce Cemetery.

Professional services by R.A. Clark Funeral Services and Cremations, 245-4971.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bryan Scott

KINGSPORT — Bryan Scott, 24, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday (June 13, 2014) from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and had graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School. Bryan loved to cook, ride his motorcycle, spend time with his family, and was especially proud of his brother and sister. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his parents, Tony and Cathy Scott; brother, Andrew Scott; sister, Amanda Scott; paternal grandmothers, Mamie Gillenwater and Carolyn Scott; maternal grandparents, William C. Jr. and Camille Daffron; and an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Bryan Scott.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Paul Preston Sensabaugh

MURFREESBORO — Paul Preston Sensabaugh, 41, born Nov. 4, 1971 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Monday (June 2, 2014).

He was a 1991 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, excelling athletically as well as academically.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. Charles and Mrs. Dorothy Smith; paternal grandparents, Mr. Richard and Mrs.Margaret Sensabaugh; and an uncle, Paul (Pete) Crockett.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Shonna Sensabaugh; two sons, Paul (11) and Xavier (9); his father and mother, Mr. Richard and Mrs. Pauletta Sensabaugh; brothers, Brandon and Cory; and a host of loving relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held Friday, June 13, 2014, at the New Vision Church, 1750 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 37219.

Arrangements provided by New Generation Funeral Home, 2930 Murfreesboro Pike, Antioch Tenn. 37013, (615) 365-7105.

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Obituary courtesy of Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service Inc., (423) 245-4971.