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EDWARDS, Tiny d/o J. C. and Floria (Wright) Edwards, b: Jun 24 1890 d: Dec 12 1944; md: Henry MULLINS, Feb 29 1913 (d: Dec 12 1944); 4 children: Leslie, Darrel, Inez Melton, Floria Ruth Kiser, leaving 3 sisters; Fanny Owens, Elsie Owens, and Missouri Branham; 3 brothers and two sisters deceased: Cown Edwards, Charlie, Lacy, Victoria Powers and Maggie Belcher. Member of the Sand Lick Primitive Baptist Church, Feb 24 1945.

DEEL, Lillie D. the d/o Dick and Orphie Deel of Birchleaf, Va, b: Mar 27 1882 d: Nov 30 1977 in Marion, NC; 4 brothers, Noah, Charlie, David, and McKinley; 4 sisters: Elizabeth, Crissie, Polly Ann and Orlena all deceased except McKinley; md: Wates Avery STANLEY, 1902/1903 (d: Dec 20 1965); 13 children: Quency, Frances, Luther, Tilden, Maxie, Cora, Edna, Gladys, Parkis, and Tivis. Bessie, Orcie and Lonnie died as infants. Luther and Frances also deceased. She lived with her daughter Gladys and her husband L. C. Tipton until her death. Member of the Sand Lick Primitive Baptist church. Written by her daughter, Maxie H. Branham

BARTON, Ira Runnels, s/o Ira and Louise (Lambert) Barton; b: Oct 18 1902 d: Aug 10 1978 md: Rachel TILLER, Oct 22 1932; 5 children. He leaves is wife, Rachel, Bee, Va; 4 sons: Chan R., Abingdon, Va; Chad M., Haysi, Va; Gregory L., Bee, Va; and Grabern, Honaker, Va; one girl: Louise C. Compton, Abingdon, Va; one brother, Taze, Cleveland, Va; 2 sisters: Maggie Long, Castlewood, Va; and Martha Hart, Honaker, Va; 4 sisters and two brothers deceased.

FULLER, Ira Bryan b: May 22 1900 d: Dec 5 1978; he leaves his wife, Lima Fuller, Memphis, Mich; one daughter: Maise Fuller, Hazel Park, Mich; one son, Duane Fuller, Mt. Clements, Mich; 3 sisters: Mary Cain, Birchleaf, Va; Margarette Compton, Columbus, Ohio; Bertie Sutherland, Davenport, Va.

CONAWAY, Brother b: Nov 11 1916 d: Apr 22 1979; s/o Jahue and Martha Conaway, both deceased; leaving his wife, Della, 10 children; 8 boys and 2 girls: Harold, James, Willard, Billy, Vadie, Johnny, Wayne, and Danny; girls: Julie Fuller and Bertha Barton; 2 brothers: Robert and John of Birchleaf, Va; one sister: Peggy Deel of Greensville, SC; deceased brothers and sisters; Harrison, Luvinna, Emoline, Merby, and Pricy Jane.

McCOWAN, Thomas Jefferson, s/o Oscar and the late Sarah (Fuller) McCowan, b: Mar 24 1910 d: Oct 21 1978, md: Ethel POWERS, Apr 22 1932; 5 children: Billy Tom, and Deloris Jean deceased; leaving, one son, Roy of Raven, Va; 2 girls: Norma Davis and Fern Rohde, both of Cleveland, Ohio; his father, Oscar of Birchleaf, Va; 3 brothers: Wesley of Vansant, Va; Stafford and Dewy both of Birchleaf, Ca; 5 sisters: Virgie Butcher, Richlands, Va; Tilda O'Quinn of Vansant, Va; Ruby Kiser of Birchleaf, Va; Meda Fleming and Zora Fleming both of Clintwood, Va.

TILLER, Nancy Emmaline, b: Apr 22 1882, Dickenson Co., Va d: Feb 4 1979 md: Robert Lee SMITH; 10 children, deceased: her husband and one daughter, leaving: 4 sons and 5 girls: Mr. Hollie Smith, Bluntville, Tenn; Ada Ball, Honaker, Va; Lee Smith, Breeywood, Penn; Walter, Baltimore, Md; Vera Soak, Eldon, MO; Nancy Chase, Kingsport, Tenn; Donna Musick, Morristown, Tenn; Lola Lambert, Abington, Md; and Raymond Smith of Kingsport, Tenn; also, 2 brothers, Frank and Mel Tiller. Member of the Primitive Baptist Church for 65 years.

YATES, Claude Swanson of Kingsport, Tenn d: Mar 6 1979 at Holston Valley Communtiy Hospital native of Dickenson Co, Va lived in Kingsport for 44 years. He retired from Tennessee Eastman as a Foreman. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Ruth (Clifton) Yates; two daughters: Mrs. Max (Helen) Counts, Bristol, Tenn and Ms. C. Susan Yates-Wright of Morristown, Tenn, 4 grandchildren: David Counts and Steve Counts of Knoxville, Tenn; Tim Counts, Johnson City, Tenn and Jane Counts, Bristol, Tenn; 2 sisters: Mrs. James McCoy, Clintwood, Va; Mrs. Beldon Yates, Detroit, Mich; and one brother, Herbert Yates, Kingsport, Tenn. Joined the Lick Creek Church in 1974.

HAY, Clara Ellen b: Mar 12 1908 d: May 14 1978, d/o James Perry and Rosalie (Counts) Hay; md: Herbert YATES, Sep 18 1930; 5 children, the first born died at age 4 yrs and 7 mos, she leaves, her husband, Herbert of Kingsport, Tenn; 2 sons, Ronald Edward of Jamestown, NC and Mark Steven of Kingsport, Tenn; 2 girls: Patsy Ann Robinette of Big Stone Gap, Va; and Reba Kay of Kingsport, Tenn; 3 brothers: Ira Hay of Dante, Va; Oakley and Bill Hay of Abingdon, Va. Member of the Lick Creek Primitive Baptist Church since Sept 1974.

Rev. EDWARDS, s/o Andrew and Elizabeth (Deel) Edwards b: Apr 15 1918 in Virginia, he was a minister of the Pontiac Primitive Baptist Church in Farmington, Michigan; 7 brothers and 3 sisters: Webster, Vernon, Clarence, Burns, Ernest, Jonah and Archie; 3 sisters: Prince, Bertha and Ruby. Three deceased together with his parents; md: Esther DEEL, 1936, 5 children, 2 died in infancy; leaving 2 boys and one girl: Clifford of Richmond, Mich; Frank of Vansant, Va; and Ruth of Troy, Michigan

DEEL, Eda Mae, d/o the late David Owens and Rosina (Deel) Owens, b: Feb 7 1906 d: Feb 9 1979; md: Auty COMPTON of Vansant, Va; 4 girls: Maggie Owens and Iris Owens both of Vansant, Va; Elizabeth Owens and Reba Owens both of Honaker, Va; one brother, Bill of Haysi, Va. Joined the Sand Lick Primitive Baptist Church on May 25 1969.

COLLEY, Tivis Hines, b: Aug 16 1921 d: Nov 4 1978, heart attack; md: Marion BURESS; 3 girls: Lura Lester, Lantha Colley and Robin Colley all of Bristol, Va; also, leaves his parents: Fitzhugh and Zennia Colley of Haysi, Va; 2 brothers: Lamar of Haysi, Va; and Warren Gray of Harman, Va.

YATES, J. Garland age 83 of Belfast, Va died early Monday evening in a Bristol, Va hospital. He was the son of the late John and Emma Yates and a retired farmer and a former Dickenson County resident. He is survived by his wife, Alafair (Counts) Yates, Belfast, Va; one daughter: Dimple Yates of Falls Church, Va; 8 sons: Ola and Wilson of Atlanta, Ga; Garmon of Middleton, Va; John of Haysi, Va; Joe of Hodges, Alabama; Garner of Chambersburg, Penn; Bobby, Belfast, Va; Charles, Cleveland, Va; 2 sisters: Mrs. Itley McCoy, Clintwood, Va; Mrs. Texas Yates, Detroit, Mich; 2 brothers: Herbert and Claude Yates both of Kingsport, Tenn. Joined the Sand Lick Primitive Baptist Church in Sept 1967.

DEEL, Fred was b: Jul 20 1918 d: Jan 23 1979; the s/o the late William Riley Deel and Ferby Bessie Fuller of Pilgrim's Knob. His entire life was spend as a resident of Buchanan Co., Va; md: Alta Jane DEEL, Apr 20 1945 the d/o Joshua Deel, Haysi, Va and the late Beulah Deel; 11 children; 7 boys: Armis, Veneable, Leon, Fred Allen, Troy, Ritchie, and Jeffrey; 4 girls: Venice, Dinah, Evelyene, and Wanetta; also leaves 6 sisters: Ellen Cole, Lillie McClanahan, Ida Deel, Flora Rife, Gertrude Ward, and Thelma Horn; 3 brothers: Byrd, Arnold and Trinkle Deel; 2 sisters and one brother deceased. He was a disabled coal miner since 1966, at which time he suffered the first of his 3 heart attacks.

WOOD, Andy Floyd b: Jul 16 1895 d: Mar 13 1979; s/o the late Jackson "Dak" and Sarah Elizabeth Wood; md: Lula Ann STANLEY, Jul 17 1912; 5 boys 10 girls: Andrew Jackson, David Earl, Draxie Mae, Lula Ellen Wood all deceased; living his wife and children: Prencie Attrice Turner, Clara Ethel Carmack, Clurey Jane Barton, Troy Johnson Wood, Roby James Wood, all of Clichco, Va; Leonard Lee, Clintwood, Va; Gaynell Stanley, Clintwood, Va; Maxie Fay Barton, Dayton, Ohio; Nannie Magdalene Barton, Brentwood, MD; Julie Ann Weygandt, Ocean City, MD; Geneva Elizabeth Thoman, Los Angeles, CA; also one brother, Tolby Wood of Vansant, Va. Joined the Sand Lick Primitive Baptist Church in 1920 and baptized by Rev. William B. Sutherland.

BARTON, Caney Franklin was b: Oct 31 1922 d: at age 56 yrs, 9 mos; s/o the late Douglas Lee and Gracie (Sutherland) Barton; md: Emma C. Duty Arrington Barton, deceased; 3 sons: Delmar, Abingdon, Va; Farrell, Bee, Va; Donny Barton, Council, Va; also leaves 3 step children: Bobby Arrington, Bee, Va; Jackie Arrington, Bee, Va; Betty Smith, Palatla, Fl; 2 brothers: Lendon, Bee, Va; Bill, Poplar Bluff, MO; 5 sisters: Ibbie Boyd, Bee, Va; Katherine Bostic, Council, Va; Joan Hill, Haysi, Va; Mary Ellen Hill, Chicago, IL; Vernie Campbell, Madison Heights, Mich, 7 brothers deceased.

HESS, Tobe age 101 of Stephenson died Friday at home after a long illness. Born Feb 15 1877 in Russell Co, Va, he was the son of the late John Hess. A resident of Stephenson for 45 years, Mr. Hess was a member of the Baptist Church and was a retired coal miner. Surviors include 3 daughters: Flossie Gree and Beatrice Martin both o f Arkansas and Agnes Rooke of Kansas; 3 sons: Tencil Hess and Martin Hess both of Stephenson and Nathan Hess of Indian Gap, Va, 85 grandchildren, 53 ggrandchildren and 38 gggrandchildren. Graveside services will be held Tueday at 2:30, in the Fletcher Ridge Cemetery in Buckhannon, Virginia. Taken from local paper.

BARTON, John Henry b: Jul 4 1887 d: Feb 23 1979 1st md: Louisa Barton d: Nov 25 1962; 2 girls: Toy Barton and Rufus Barton both of Vansant, Va; 2 girls: Edna Hess, and Hettie Barton both of Birchleaf, Va; 2 brothers: Alice Johnson, Vansant, Va; 2 brothers: Charlie and Walker Barton. Joined the Fletchers Ridge Primitive Baptist Church abt 38 years ago.

O'QUINN, Barney b: Jul 30 1892 d: Apr 19 1979; md: Vicie DEEL, 1908; 3 sons: Franklin D., Dewey and Roy all of Bee, Va; 2 girls: Ida Deel, Bee, Va; Miss Edith O'Quinn at home. Joined the Duty View Primitive Baptist Church on Sept 1 1973.

PERRIGAN, William Lincos b: Sep 12 1903 d: Jul 8 1979, he leaves his wife Minnie Bell Perrigan; one son, Earnest Perrigan of Clinchco, Va; one daughter, Vernie Turner, Clinchco, Va; one brother: Emory Perrigan, Clinchco, Va; one sister, Minnie Yates, Clintwood, Va. Joined the Sand Lick Primitive Baptist Church, April 4 1973.

Rev. Dickens, Hillary Nathan s/o the late John Henry and Sarah Angeline Dickens, b: Jan 12 1888 in Carrol Co., Va; d: Jul 24 1979; md: Sarah Aldore SIMPKINS, Apr 1 1910; 11 children, his wife and sons: Therman, John and Guy deceased; leaving children: Nelva Woolvine, Sarah Angeledis, Robert and Daniel all of Baltimore; Hazel Dickens, Washington, D.C.; Beulah Cordwell, Rock, WVa; Dovie Bailey, Princeton, WVa; Arnold Dickens, Tazwell, Va. Joined the Reed Allen Primitive Baptist Church in 1913 and was baptized by Rev. John Sinclair.

EDWARDS, Oscar b: Oct 4 1907 d: Nov 24 1978 at the Richlands Hospital; the s/o the late Lewis and Sarah Edwards; md: Bertha FARMER, Apr 1936, 3 children, one son: Paul Dean Edwards, Clincho, Va; 2 girls: Rita Joan Deel of Bee, Va and Betty Carol Lyall of Clinchco, Va, also a granddaughter, Sherry Edwards, who they raised as their own daughter; 3 brothers and 4 sisters: Ken Edwards and Sindusty James preceded him in death, leaving 2 brothers: Garland Edwards, Dayton, Ohio; Tolby Edwards of Mansfield, Ohio; 3 sisters: Frances Perrigan, Clinchco, Va; Carrie Stout of Abington, Va; and Alta Deel of Clintwood, Va.

DEEL, Melvin b: 1881 d: at age 96; md: Nickeytie DEEL; 10 children, 6 sons: Radford, Chris, Jessie, Charlie, Ike and John Henry; 4 girls: Della, Clema, Jane and Ida; 3 children deceased. Also leaves 2 brothers: Henry and Charlie Deel; 3 sisters: Pricey Jane O'Quinn, Hettie Owens, Rosa Bell Deel, who he made his home with for 48 years.

COOK, Martin Rean, b: Mar 5 1955 d: Oct 17 1978; leaving his wife, Wanda (Stephens) Cook and one daughter, Melissa Cheryl of College Park, Md; also his mother, Ollie Mae Cook and brother, Rev. Billy Cook both of Damascus, Va; 4 sisters: Carolyn Davis, Seattle, Washington; Charlotte Wood of Troutville, Va; Tommie Randolph of Woodland, Calif; and Hazel Keith of Bristol, Va. His father, Rev. Mayford Cook and one brother, Lyle Cook both deceased.

THOMPSON, Ervin b: Dec 3 1903, Buchanan Co., Va; d: May 27 1978 s/o the late Arch Thompson and Mary (Compton) Thompson; md: Margie CHILDRESS, May 1 1924; 4 children, 2 deceased, leaving his wife and one daughter: Nell Fern Brooks, Richlands, Va; one son, Grady Thompson, Dayton, Ohio; 2 sisters: Mary Smith, Faye Musick both of Dayton, Ohio; one brother: Ira Thompson, Tazwell, Virginia

OWENS, Arthur b: Feb 12 1900, Dickenson Co., Va; d: Jan 4 1982 and resided most of his life in Buchanan Co., Va; md: Elsie EDWARDS, 1920 (d: Sept 1 1978); 7 children: only two survive: Opal Ratliff of St. Louis, MO and Virnade Owens, Big Rock, Va; deceased: Arthur, Jr., Ralph, Dan, Paul, and Nadine; they rasied 2 of Nadine's children after her death: Douglas O'Quinn and Donna O'Quinn Bartley; also leaves, one isster: Goldie Mullins; he was a fire watchman fof the Forestry Service during the depression and as the jailer for the Buchanan Co. Sheriff's Department for 15 years. Joined the Sand Lick Primitive Baptist Church, 1977.

BARTON, Martha Alice b: Oct 14 1892 d: Feb 19 1982, the d/o the late Jake and Mary (Hess) Barton; md: Perry JOHNSON, d: Jul 3 1962; 9 children, 5 girls: Ellen Bostic, Council, Va; Nannie Harris, Honaker, Va; Carmie Lowe, Angie boyd, and Mary Belle Wood all of Vansant, Va; 4 sons: Stewart, Cecil, Leonard, Raymond all of Vansant, Va; 2 foster children: Everett Johnson and Mrs. Vergie Stevens both of Council, Va; 2 children deceased; 2 brothers: Charlie, Honaker, Va and Walker of Lebanon, Va.

COLLEY, Fitzhugh Lee, the s/o Tivis and Elvina Colley, b: Feb 7 1895, Tivis, Va; d: Apr 8 1982; md: Zennia McCowan 64 yrs ago, Jun 21 1918; 6 children, 3 girls: Lantha, Lura and Mary Ann and one boy Hines is deceased; surviving children: Lamar and Warren Grey; 2 sisters: Chloie Ratliff of Bristol, Tenn; and Estel Willis of Mt. Sterling, Ky; and one sister deceased, Iowa Edwards; and one half brother: Tivis Counts of McClure, Va. He served 2 terms as Supervisor of the Willis District, a veteran agriculture teacher for 13 years, postmaster of Tivis, Va for a number of years, a chariman of Dickenson Co ASC Committee for several years.

MULLINS, Jr. Leslie, the 2nd son of Goldie and Leslie Mullins, b: Mar 7 1948; d: Aug 13 1982, he served 2 yrs in the US Army and stationed in Germany; md: Jill STANLEY, Sept 3 1977, d/o Faye and Harold Stanley; 2 sons: Leslie Harold, 22 mos old and Gregory Todd, 6 mos old; leaving one brother: Clancy, Grundy, Va, being 9 years older than Leslie.

ARRINGTON, James P., the eldest son of the late John and Cansada (Owens) Arrington; b: May 24 1892 d: Jan 27 1981; md: Maggie Owens, May 7 1913 (b: Apr 10, 1896 d: Dec 18 1981), d/o the late Lundy and Pherbie Owens; 7 children: deceased: Rosa, Zella and Grady, surviving: 2 sons, Carl, Haysi, Va; and Paul, Xenia, Ohio; 2 girls: Mrs. Bertha Owens and Edith Childress both of Haysi, Va; 2 brothers: Raymond, Farmington, Mich and Clinton, Vansant, Va; 4 sisters: Rosabell Viers and Myrtle Yates both of Birchleaf, Va, 3 brothers deceased: Harmon, Floyd and Emitt Arrington.

THOMAS, Erily Jane b: Dec 31 1895 d: Nov 2 1981 md: Albert Thomas, no children, she leaves 3 step daughters: Faye Fletcher, and Gaye Church bot of Clintwood, Va; Nannie Yates, Clinchco, Va; 2 foster sons: John Anderson, Mich; Jack Anderson, Va; Joined the Nealy Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, Nov. 1944.

LESTER, Blanche Marie, d/o the late Harmon and Cythia Lester b: July 18 1917 d: May 17 1982; she leaves, her husband, Worley THOMAS of Davenport, Va; 3 girls: Phillistene Rasnake, Bee, Va; Ruth O'Quinn, Woodbridge, Va; Nadine Boyd, Mansfield, OH; 3 sons: Gerald Thomas, Davenport, Va; Willard Thomas, Vansant, Va and Wallace Thomas, Davenport, Va; 2 infant sons deceased; also leaves, One brother, 3 sisters, and 4 half-sisters.

JACKSON, Fred b: Oct 20 1897 d: Mar 11 1982, the s/o Almerine H. and Blanche (Mutter) Jackson, he was the last one of his family, 5 sisters and 2 brothers deceased, he leaves, his wife, Virgile (Yates) Jackson; 3 girls: Alma Wilson, Judy Breeding of Lebanan; Marilyn Griffith, Centersburg, Ohio; 3 sons, Orbrien, Jerome, Almerine all of Lebanon, Va; one girl: Lillian Settle deceased. He was a retired farmer and school teacher. Joined the Primitive Baptist Church in June 1968.

DUTY, Levi Joel, the s/o the late H. M. and Nancy (Johnson) Duty; b: Feb 4 1904 d: Oct 4 1981; md: Ethel SHORTRIDGE, Mar 1940; 5 boys: Ivan, Kingsport, Tenn; Edwin, Haysi, Va; Herman, Abingdon, Va; Maynard, Tazwell, Va; Harold, died 4 years prior; 2 girls: Fern Watson, Slainesville, WVa; Teresa Lynn Duty at home; 3 sisters: Bethel O'Quinn, Emma Barton, Martha Tiller all of Bee, Va. Buried at the Russell Memorial, Lebanon, Virginia.

CHILDRESS, Eddie Dean, Breaks, Va., the s/o Billy and Elsie (Hay) Childress b: Jul 17 1953 d: Aug 25 1982; he leaves is parents, Breaks, Va; one brother, Curt Childress, Breaks, Va; paternal grandmother, Maxie (Colley) Childress, Breaks, Va; His paternal grandfather was the late Sam Childress of the Breaks and his maternal grandparents were the late Kent and Tennessee Hay of Bartlick. He was employed by the Clinch Field Coal Company at the Splashdam Shaft.

DUTY, Emma Colley, the d/o H. M. and Nancy (Johnson) Duty; b: Feb 26 1911 in Dickenson Co., Va; d: Feb 7 1982; 1st md: Smith ARRINGTON who died 1938 in a mining explosion; 4 children: 2 deceased, leaving 2 sons, Rev. Bobby Arrington and Jack Arrington both of Bee, Va; 2nd md: Caney BARTON, 1941 deceased; 3 sons: Delmer Barton, Abington, Va; Farrell Barton, Bee, Va; Danny Barton, Council, Va; 2 sisters" Bethel O'Quinn and Martha Tiller both of Bee, Va. Joined the Duty View Primitive Baptist Church.

BOYD, Bobby Lee b: Dec 1 1942 d: May 22 1981; leaving his wife, Hazel Boyd, 2 sons: Christopher and Gregory; his mother, Maudie Boyd; 2 sisters: Nell Coleman, Vansant, Va; Onie Stiltner, Oliver Springs, Tenn and 2 brothers: Clarence Boyd, Jr., Vansant, Va; and Paul Boyd, Newport, NC.

COUNTS, Clema b: Dec 9 1915 Dickenson Co., Va; d: Jan 3 1982; d/o the late Ambrose W. and Phoebe (Edwards) Counts; 1st md: Virgil Hay; 4 children, 2 sons: Jackie Leon Hay and Daniel Edward Hay; 2 girls: Jean Brown and Virginia Williamson; her 1st husband, Virgil, and son, Jackie Leon both deceased; 2nd md: Clifford GRIZZLE; 2 sons: Michael Von Grizzle and anthory Wayne Grizzle; her surviving husband and 4 of her children still reside in Florida; her son, Daniel Edward Hay lives in Summersville, SC; also leaves, 4 sisters: Eva Edward, Abingdon, Va; Kizzie Deel, Dante, Va; Sallie Compton, Reddick, Fla; Betty Deel, Ocala, Fla.

SYKES, Thurman William, of Prater, Virginia d: Jun 30 1982 at age 56 b: at Council, Va s/o the late John M. Sykes and Bessie (Lester) Sykes; he a former cal miner and a former employee of the Virginia Dept. of Highways, surviors include his wife, Thelma Sykes, 2 daughters: Margie Edwards, Birchleaf, Va and Miss Tammy Sykes at home; 8 sons: Delano of Brichleaf, Va; Carl, Prater, Va; Jurl, Salem, Va; Carter, Lewisburg, WVa; Steve Sykes, Prater, Va; Burl, Van and Phelix Sykes all at home; 4 step daughters: Wanda Lester, Hurley, Va; Faye Barton, Davenport, Va; Mary Compton, Honaker, Va; and Judy Hickson, Knoxville, Tenn; 3 step sons: Jimmy Stapelton at home, Jerry Stapelton, coeburn, Va and Sammy Stapelton, Norton, Va; 2 brothers: Bernard Sykes, Council, Va; and Monroe, Haysi, Va.

TILLER, Ellis s/o Frank and Maxine (Stevens) Tiller surviving; b: Sept 20 1913 d: Feb 25 1952; md: Martha DUTY; 5 sons: Woodie Nelson, Larry, Ronnie and Richard all at home; 3 girls: Gerogia, Nancy and Jewell also at home; 5 brothers: Tivis, Cleveland, Va; Leslie, Dayton, Ohio; Warner, Cleveland, Va; Paul in the Armed Forces; Arnville, Cleveland, Va; 5 sisters: Hazel Farmer, Florida; Mertie Rasnake, Cleveland, Va; Edith Sneed and Susie both of Richlands, Va; Erie Mae Curry, Florida.

TILLER, Harry Richard b: Nov 5 1951 d: Aug 2 1980 a native of Bee, Va; s/o Martha and the late Ellis Tiller, his father died when he was a baby; he leaves, his mother, 4 brothers: Woodie Tiller, Woodbridge, Va; Nelson, Columbus, Ohio; Larry and Ronnie Tiller of Roanake, Va; 3 sisters: Berogie Godfrey, Marbarle, Md; Nancy Marllard, Seabrook, Md; Jewell Stevens, Rosedale, Va; his paternal grandparents: Mr & Mrs. Frank Tiller, Cleveland, Va. Buried in the Duty Cemetery.

GILBERT, Kevin Ray b: Jan 6 1964 d: Mar 8 1981 automobile accident; he leaves: his parents, Dexter and Dixie Gilbert, Bee, Va; 2 sisters: Rebecca, Selina; 2 brothers: Randall, Christopher; his paternal grandmother: Edna Gilbert, Bee, Va.

COLLEY, Jimmie Carrol, s/o the late Carl Colley and Mulster (Preseley) Colley; b: Jul 30 1938 d: Jan 16 1982 in the Bristol Memorial Hospital; he leaves his wife, Lawanda Colley, Haysi, Va; one son: James K. Colley at home; 3 daughters: Tammy Lujan, Reno, NV; Annette Colley and Renee Colley at home; one sister: Selma Owens, Haysi, Va; 2 brothers: Elster Lee, Narrows, Va; and Johnny, Grundy, Va.

TURNER, Jimmy Carroll b: Apr 1 1947 d: Jun 11 1982; he leaves is wife, Pat Turner, Cleveland, Ohio; 3 sons: Jeffrey Carroll Turner and Ricky Dale Turner both of Lorain, Ohio; and David Cale Turner of Cleveland, Ohio; his parents: Evans Turner and Vernie (Perrigan) Turner of Clinchco, Va; one brother: Larry Dean Turner of Lorain, Ohio; 2 sisters: Brenda Gail Fletcher of Haysi, Va; and Barbara Lynn Fletcher of Birchleaf, Va; also his maternal grandmother, Minnie Bell Perrigan, Chichco, Va.

BARTON, SR. Clarence, b: Jun 11 1906, Buchanan Co., Va; d: Feb 2 1981 at the Bristol Memorial Hospital; md: Almeda LESTER, Sept 24 1924; one girl: Virgil Childress, Vansant, Va; 4 boys: Clarence Barton, Jr and Lenza Barton both of Vansant, Va; Dewey, Davenport, Va; Wallace, Mt. Vernon Ohio; 1 half sister: Bessie Thomas, Gilbert, WVa; 4 brothers: Tivis, Vansant, Va; Harlow, Tazwell, Va; Robert, Severn, MD; Walter Howard, Jessup, Md; He was a retired coal miner of H. E. Harmon Coal Co. Joined the Primitive Baptist Church, Nov 1966.

TILLER, Callie, the daughter of the late James and Melvina (Deel) Tiller b: Oct 8 1901 d: Aug 21 1982; md: Abraham COOK, 1926; 8 children, her husband and one son, A. C. deceased; leaving: 2 sons: Granville, Richlands, Va; and Walter Cook, Honaker, Va; 5 girls: Iris Lynn, deceased; Nancy Edwards, Haysi, Va; Nora Ellen Hughes, Oakwood, Va; Stella Barton, Ruby Martin, Owenton, Ky. Member of the Duty View Primitive Baptist Church.

HESS, Earl Edward b: Oct 27 1928, Rowe, Virginia d: Sept 4 1982, the s/o the late Perry Hess and Lillie (Whitt) Hess; he leaves is wife, Carol, to whom he was married for 30 yrs; 2 brothers: Claude, Woodbridge and Needham of Rowe, Va; one sister: Thelma Null of Lebanon, VA. He lived the first years of his live in Buchanan Co., Va, then he moved to northern Virginia and lived in Falls Church, Va for the past 22 years.

EDWARDS, Clarence, the s/o the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Deel) Edwards; b: Aug 17 1903 d: May 5 1982; md: Bertha Viers, Apr 1934; 7 children, 2 died as infants; he leaves his wife, Bertha of Birchleaf, Va; 4 sons, Bobby, Carl and Ralph all of Birchleaf, Va; and Ray, Clintwood, Va; one daughter: June Edwards, Clintwood; 2 brothers: Vernon, Abingdon and Ernest of Birchleaf, Va; 3 sisters: Ruby Robinson, Clinchco, Va; Prince Deel and Bertha Owens both of Birchleaf, Va. Joined the Sand Lick Primitive Baptist Churchm Sept 1968

FULLER, Isabell d/o Noah and Unicy Fuller of Rocklick; b: Aug 28 1901 d: May 8 1982; md: Quincy DEEL, Apr 6 1922; 4 children, 3 surviving: R. J., ruby and Granville of Haysi, Va; and one deceased, Leonard, who died in infancy; one sister: Ellen Cartright, Alexandria, Va; 5 brothers: Arnold and Richard Fuller, Hanover, WVa; Garnie, Gallion, Ohio; Arvil, Eddison, Ohio and Parkus of Delaware.

LONG, Tyler b: May 14 1908 d: at age 74 yrs one month and 2 days; s/o a Primitive Baptist minister, Henry F. Long and Lydia Jane (Smith) Long; 7 children, 4 girls and 3 boys: Norma Gene Hill, Alma Jane Long both of Stratton, Va; Carrie Mullins, Clintwood, Va; Diana Taylor, Dante, Va; Milvin J. Long, and Garnet D. Long both of Stratton, Va; L. C. died Jun 3 1953. Joined the Primitive Baptist Church, Jun 5 1982.

OWENS, Flora b: Aug 6 1899 d: at age 82 yrs, 2 mons and one day; d/o Rean and Elmina (Hay) Owens; md: Grover ANDERSON, Nov 24 1915; 10 children; leaving her husband, children: 4 girls: Doris Counts and Nancy Boyd, Haysi, Va; Agnes Phillips, Johnson City, Tenn; Arbutus Catherine Edwards, Edison, Ohio; 2 sons: Garnie, Garner, NC; and Barnum, Johnson City, Tenn; 2 sisters: Pricy Edwards, Clintwood, Va; Bertha Owens, Johnson City, Tenn; Deceased: 2 boys: John Henry and George Dewey; 2 girls: Versa and Sally; also 7 sisters: Fannie, Zerelda, Pearl, Crissie, Margaret, Virgie and Mary; 2 brothers: Peauler and Dow. Joined the Sand Lick Primitive Baptist Church, Jan 19 1919.

LESTER, Gertha. the daughter of the late, Cynthia Lester b: Jan 20 1901 d: Jul 10 1982 at the Heritage Hall Health Care, Tazwell, Virginia; md: Ezra DEEL, deceased; one girl: Dolly O'Quinn, Birchleaf, Va; one boy: Rollie Deel, Oakwood, Va; 4 step children: Jonah Deel, Ed, Mae Branham Wright, and Thelma Deel; 2 brothers: Charlie Presley, Davenport, Va; Matt Johnson, Vansant, Va; one sister: Dulsey Hessler, Council, Va. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

OWENS, Pearl O., d/o the late Ream and Elmina (Hay) Owens, b: Nov 2 1895 d: Aug 6 1981; md: Auty Jackson WOOD, May 1920; 4 boys one girl, 3 deceased: Inis Meril and Attle Lee died in 1924 and Marvin died in 1977; leaving 2 sons: Buford L., Mita, Ky; Gaylor Wood, Betsy Lane, Ky; 2 sisters: Princy Edwards and Bertha Owens; 7 sisters deceased: Fannie Robinson, Zerelda Fuller, Crissie Owens, Margaret Owens, Flora Anderson, Virgie Edwards, and May Wood; 2 brothers: Peauler and Dow Owens. Joined the Old Pond Primitive Baptist Church in early 1950's.

OWENS, John S. of Haysi, Va; d: at age 71; lifelong resident of Dickenson Co., Va; the s/o the late Morgan and Alifair Owens; survived by his wife, Bertha Owens, 2 girls: Wilma Duty and Mrs. Helen Owens both of Haysi, Va; 5 boys: Don, Jerry, and Eddie all of Haysi, Va; Ralphy, Pearisburg, Va; and Gary, Freemont, Ohio; 5 sisters: Pearl Viers, Effie Compton and Easter Compton, all of Prater; Virtie Deel and Nancy Deel of Baltimore, MD; one brother: Arville Owens, Haysi, Va. Buied at the Arrington Cemetery in Haysi, Va.

BARTLEY, Jim s/o the late Jack and Martha Bartley, b: Oct 16 1903 d: Jul 7 1982; md: Ollie Francis YATES, Dec 31 1923 (deceased); 6 children; 2nd md: Rosie Barton; no children (deceased); 3rd md: Emma Collins, Raccoon, Ky, Apr 15 1968; he is survived by his wife, Emma; 2 girls: Alene Fassanella, Germantown, Md; and Ada Wallace, Haysi, Va; 4 sons: Carrall and A. J. of Haysi, Va; Denver and Wade of Chicago, IL; one step daughter: Virginia Thomas, Bristol, Tenn; 2 sisters: Susie Marshall and Mary Jane Taylor, Honaker, Va.

BOYD, Frenchman b: Apr 25 1919 d: Jun 26 1981; leaving 3 girls: Carolyn Hall and Sandra Kay Bailey, Bartlick; Althea Lou Boyd, and Randy Lane,Laurel Branch; Dewey Wayne at home; Anthony Tim at home; Joey allen, Breaks, Va; Gorden Wade at home; 3 sisters: Cora, Hurricane Creek; Lily Ratliff, Little Fox; Rosella Horn, White Wood; one brother: Curtis of Prater; preceded him in death his parents: Carolyn and Morgan Boyd; one brother: Ellis; one daughter: Gloria Jean Boyd. Member of the Primitive Baptist Church.

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