Obituaries

Diane Loise Lee

Sep 15, 2022

 

Diane Louise Lee was born in Youngstown, Ohio on July 21, 1945, and joined the angels in Heaven on September 15, 2022, in Abingdon, VA. She was an executive secretary for GMAC in Washington DC and Western Savings in Arizona. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where Diane met Doris Riggs,...

Katherine Blanche Cunningham Thayer

Oct 4, 2022

 

Abingdon, VA – Katherine Blanche Cunningham Thayer, age 87, passed on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her home. Mrs. Thayer was a nurse for many years and a member of Washington Chapel United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Garland F. Cunningham and Josie Price Cunningham; husband, James Thayer, Jr.; and brother, Gene Cunningham, Sr.

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Tommy R. Colley

Oct 1, 2022

 

Tommy R. Colley, age 68, passed away on October 1, 2022, at The Waters of Bristol. He was born on October 27, 1953, in Detroit Michigan to the late Franklin Colley and Mamie Stout Colley.

 

Tommy received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and he is listed in Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities. He served 23...

Sigrid Phillips

Oct 1, 2022

 

Sigrid Hagen Phillips, a long-time resident of Abingdon, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Valley Healthcare in Chilhowie.  

 

Sigrid was known for her love of hiking and all animals, wild and domestic. As a founding member of the Animal Defense League of Washington County, VA, Sigrid volunteered thousands of hours, year after year, roaming about...

Graham William Herndon, Jr.

Oct 1, 2022

 

Graham William Herndon, Jr., age 79, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was born on January 6, 1943, to the late Graham William Herndon, Sr. and Bertha Marie Cox Herndon in Belfast, VA.

Graham and his wife, Darlene moved from Norton, VA to Abingdon in 1977,...

Richard H. Eldreth Sr.

Sep 27, 2022

Saltville, VA - Richard H. Eldreth Sr., age 83, passed away peacefully at home on September 27th, 2022, with his family by his side. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s Department after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Abingdon Civitan’s Club and was a member of...

Patricia Ann Sherfey

Sep 27, 2022

 

Patricia Ann Sherfey, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Ballad Hospice House. She was born in Bristol, TN, on August 23, 1956, to the late Charles Nunn and Violet Ruth Mitchell Nunn. Patricia graduated from Virginia High and attended Beaverview Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, listening to music and watching game shows, particularly “Let’s Make...

Dorothy Lorraine "Dotsy" Fields Duncan

Sep 23, 2022

 

Meadowview, VA – Dorothy Lorraine “Dotsy” Fields Duncan, age 63, passed on Friday, September 23, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Frances Singleton Fields and Henry “HenJon” Fields; son, Eric Duncan; brother, Kenneth Fields; and son-in-law, Chris Dupin.

She is survived by her children, April Dupin, Melissa Duncan and husband Frank Day, and Nicholas Duncan; brothers,...

CW5 Larry W. Mann

Sep 21, 2022

Chief Warrant Officer 5 (Ret.) Larry W. Mann, 82, passed away on September 21, 2022.  CW5 Mann was a true hero.  He served his country, family and friends with integrity, honor, deep love and devotion. 

CW 5 Larry W. Mann was born on May 28, 1940 in Scott County, Va.  He graduated from Gate City High School in 1958, furthered...

Virginia JoAnn Lester

Sep 21, 2022

 

Virginia JoAnn Lester, age 84, passed away on September 21, 2022 at home, surrounded by family, after a lengthy illness. She was born on December 4, 1937 to Joe and Georgia Owens. She was a devoted “farmer’s wife”, working side by side in the tobacco fields and on the family dairy farm.  She will be remembered as an excellent...

Edith Meryl Curd

Sep 20, 2022

 

Meadowview, VA - Edith “Meryl” Woodward Curd, age 72, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday September 20,2022.  Meryl was a member of the River Bend Church of God and an avid online member of New Horizon Church.  Meryl was preceded in death by her husband Godfrey Morris Curd, her parents Edward and Hettie Woodward, and her brother...

Delmar Franklin Barton

Sep 19, 2022

Delmar Franklin Barton passed away on September 19, 2022, at Johnston Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.

He was a graduate of Haysi High School, attended UVA-Wise College and Southwest Virginia Community College. He attended Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, where he served on the Maintenance Committee and was a member of the Thursday morning Bible study. Delmar spent...

William Frederick Corbett

Sep 18, 2022

Abingdon, VA – William Frederick Corbett, age 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Commonwealth Senior Living. Mr. Corbett was born on January 13, 1926 in Selma, NC and spent nearly 80 years of his life in Newport News, VA. He was a graduate of Newport News High School and retired from Newport News Shipyard & Drydock...

James Irvin "Pete" Riley

Sep 18, 2022

Bristol, TN – James Irven “Pete” Riley, age 58, passed on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Baltimore, MD on October 16, 1963, a son of the late Carl Luther Riley, Sr. and Zelma Sue Matney Riley. Pete was employed by Tri-City Extrusion and was a carpenter by trade. Pete loved to...

Bonnie Mabel Click

Sep 17, 2022

Bristol, TN

Bonnie Mabel Click, age 97, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Johnson City Medical Center. She spent most of her life living in West Virginia before moving with her husband to the South Holston Lake area in 1979. Bonnie had a large family and she worked everyday making a home for them. She was a woman of...

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