Lottie M. Utsman
Died: Jul 1, 2019
Lottie M. Utsman, 98, of Oak Grove Community, passé peacefully to spend eternity with her Lord on Monday July1, 2019.

A native of Gray Mrs. Utsman resided in the Oak Grove Community. An expert seamstress and a wonderful cook Lottie was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband Cecil James Utsman – 2006, parents Joseph and Elsie Milhorn, sisters Grace Curd and Maxine Harrison, brother Robert Milhorn, daughter-in-law Claudia Jane Utsman, son-in-law Eddie LeSueur, grandsons Anthony Brett Utsman and Brian Scott Utsman, great grandson Evan Reese Utsman.

Surviving include her sons Norman Utsman of Oak Grove Community, Billy Utsman and wife Louise of Gray, Johnny Utsman and wife Gayle of Gray; daughter Emogene LeSueur of Gray; sister Sue McIntosh; brother J.C. Milhorn of Boones Creek; grandchildren Kelly Utsman, Forrest Utsman and wife Karen, Missy Milhorn and husband Jimmy, Jennifer Hall, Jason Utsman and wife Mindy, Brian Arwood and wife Leah, Mike Arwood , Eddie LeSueur II and wife Brenda, Tammy Burns and husband Ron; granddaughter-in-law Carol Utsman ; several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Minister David Clark officiating.

Graveside service will follow at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to St Judes 501 St Jude Pl Memphis, TN 38105.

Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Utsman Family.
Jerry L, Carver
Died: Jun 24, 2019
Jerry Lee Carver, 77, of Blountville passed away Monday June 24, 2019.

Born in Washington County, Mr.Carver retired from ITT as a Contract Administrator. A veteran of the US Air Force Jerry was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed drawing.

Preceded in death by his wife Linda Ruth Carver-sept. 2018, parents Arlan and Martha Carver, and a brother Thomas Carver.

Surviving include sons, Jeff Carver and his wife Kimberly of Blountville, Kevin Carver and his wife Mary of Bristol, TN.; sister-in-law Lois Carver of Kingsport; grandchildren, Benjamin Carver, Joshua Carver and Hillary Sybers.

Graveside services will be held in the Hughes Family Cemetery in Buladean, NC.

Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Carver Family.
Don Sifford
Died: Jun 15, 2019
Don Sifford, 79, of Gray went to be with the Lord on Thursday June 15, 2019.

A native and resident of Gray Mr. Sifford attended Boones Creek High Scholl and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a member of Highland Church of Christ and loved to meet and talked to people.

Preceded in death by his parents Albert and Zella Sifford; sisters, Erma Nelson and Velda Rodgers.

Surviving include his wife of 58 years Sue Sifford of the home; son Mark Sifford and wife Patricia of Gray; sister Alice Garland and husband Robert of Jonesborough; grandson Matthew Sifford and wife Hannah of Gray; several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Minister Byron Paddock officiating.

Military rites will conducted by Hawkins County Color Guard Post #9754 at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Highland Church of Christ Cemetery.

Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sifford Family.
Mary Lee Fitzgerald Barron
Died: Jun 11, 2019

Mary Lee Fitzgerald Barron (89) Gray. passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

She retired from Gray Elementary School as a Food Service Manager. She was a member of Hales Chapel and Crossroads Christian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for over 40 years. She displayed her dedication to her community by completing countless hours of service for various organizations.

Mary Lee was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Trina Von Barron; husband Billy Guy Barron; sister, Patsy Marie Sanders; and brother, William Guy (Toby) Fitzgerald.

She is survived by her two daughters Transy Carico and husband, Jeffery, Treda Anderson and husband, Todd; one son, Travis Barron and wife, Laura; the loves of her life, four granddaughters,Johnna Jones, Lauren Eslinger, Haley Anderson, Macey Anderson; one great-grandson,Jamen; and one great-granddaughter Lila.

The family will receive friends Friday 5:00 p.m. until 7:00pm at Crossroads Christian Church. A celebration of Life will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Senior Minister, Curtis Booher. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Gray Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Jones, Jimmy Eslinger, Logan Hitechew, Kurt Carty, Greg Head, Derrick Letterman, Johnny Harkleroad and Darrell Jackson. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Crossroads Christian Church in honor of Mary Lee.

To her Sunday School Class members, she loved each of you dearly. To Angie, her beloved sitter, we thank you.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Toby, Toni, Annie, Alana:
Your kind words, caring touch, your arms around her neck, brightened each and every day. Not only have you chosen a career that only a select few can do, but you excel in a way that is a blessing to so many.

The Lakebridge nursing staff on the 700 hall: Words can never express how much we appreciate each of you and the sweet memories you created for our family.

Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Barron Family.

Eric Wayne Moore
Died: Jun 5, 2019
Eric Wayne Moore, 58, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Wednesday June 5, 2019.

Born in North Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. Moore had lived most of his life in the Tri-Cities. The previous owner of Sharp Shooters Eric enjoyed playing pool, riding motorcycles, jet ski-ing and was an avid basketball fan.
Preceded in death by his father George O. Moore and a sister Elizabeth Mae Moore.

Surviving include his son, Eric Wayne Moore II; daughters, Katrina May Moore, Tenea Ariel Roberts, Gabrielle Michelle Moore-Long; mother, Freda Mae Moore; grandchildren, Lilly Grace Moore, Charlie Mae Delp, Hutson Chance Frost, Sofia Ann Willow Long, and one expected; best friend, Sherry Hutson Moore.

Family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Way Of Life Baptist Church (319 Salvation Rd. Kingsport) on Saturday. Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary with Evangelist Caleb Kitzmiller officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Wellmont Hospice House at 280 Steeles Rd. Bristol, TN. 37620.

A benefit drive and ride will be held and announced by the family at a later date.

Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Moore Family.
Bobby Jack Hurst
Died: Jun 3, 2019
Bobby Jack Hurst, 86 of Blountville, Tennessee passed away June 3rd surrounded in love by his family at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Bob was born in Knoxville TN. the oldest of eleven children to Samuel and Ruby Hurst. He spent his childhood in Knox and Claiborne counties. After a stint in the army, Bob married his sweetheart Donna in 1957 and moved to Bristol Tn where he helped to establish Albers Drug Company, he later became a Fireman for the City of Bristol Tennessee until retirement.

Retirement though for him did not mean slowing down. In 2012 at the age of 79 he biked the Virginia Creeper Trail. He was a second degree Mason, a member of the Jericho Shrine Temple and escorted hundreds of children for treatment to hospitals in South Carolina and Ohio for many years. As an active volunteer at the Carter Fold Music Center he could be found Saturday evenings greeting visitors at the museum. He loved gardening and leaves several fine tomato plants for his family to tend.

He was preceded in death by parents “Jim” and Ruby Hurst, sister Kay, brothers Ben, Bud, Johnny, Jerry and Sonny. Left to cherish his memory, wife of 62 years Donna, Daughter Angela and son in law Trone, son Jack “ my parrot” and daughter-in-law Lorrie, sister Sandy, brothers Bill, David, Rick and many many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Many thanks to Dr Marcus Williams, Michele Mead NP, the surgical team at BRMC and the nurses in ICU who cared for him.

Private services will be held at a later date, if you would like to make a memorial contribution in his name please consider the The Carter Family Memorial Music Center( AP Carter Hwy, PO Box 111, Hilton’s, Va 24258) or the Jackson Cemetery( 157 Lone Mountain Boat Dock Lane, Tazewell, Tn, 37879).

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Joe Eldon Durham
Died: May 30, 2019
Joe Eldon Durham , 80, of Boones Creek, went to be with the Lord on Thursday May 30, 2019.
A native and lifelong resident of Boones Creek Mr. Durham was brick mason and retired from Kiln Incorporated. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Preceded in death by his parents, George Evertt and Nellie Elizabeth Durham; Michelle Lane; three sisters, Elloree Phillips, Ima Jane Jameson, Mary Hawkins; brother, David Durham.
Surviving include a son, James E. Durham of Gray; daughter, Teresa Durham of Johnson City; grandchildren, Joseph Durham, Nicholas Poarch, Christopher Poarch; great grandchildren, Melanie Poarch and Natalie Poarch; several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Gray Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Charles Toonie Cash officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Durham Family.
Beverly Carol Parrish
Died: May 18, 2019
Beverly Carol Parrish, 57, of Jonesborough, TN. Went home to be with the Lord Saturday May 18, 2019.
Born on September 23, 1961, she was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her faithful husband of 35 years, Wayne Parrish; two loving sons, Chris and Josh Parrish; her sweet mother, Ruth Edwards; her step-dad and his wife, Allen and Gladys Arnold; a brother and his wife , Tim and Kerry Lawson; a sister and her husband Melissa and Greg McCrary; step-brother and his wife Allen and Joann Arnold; step-brother and his wife, Darrell and Lisa Arnold; step-sister, Carol Trench; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and gret nephews; two very special friends, Sandra and Tonya.
Preceded in death by her father, Carol Lawson and a brother Gary Lawson.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel with Brother Johnny Mink officiating.
Graveside service will follow at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Parrish, Josh Parrish, Greg McCrary, Dalton McCrary. Gary Lawson Jr. and Mark Wyatt. Honorary pallbearer will be Tim Lawson.
Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Parrish Family.
Died: Apr 23, 2019
William “Billy” Eugene Osborne, 40, of Gray, born on May 29, 1978, passed away suddenly on April 23, 2019.
Billy loved Chevrolet trucks, his family and his beloved dog, Roxy.
He is preceded in death by his father, Harrison Osborne; grandparents, Daisy Marie Lane; Ralph and Dorothy Osborne; infant sister Tammy Osborne.
Surviving include his sons whom he loved dearly; Dakota, Isaac and Ryan Osborne; step-children, Timmy and Shawna Thurman, Anthony Hammonds; grandchildren, Makenzee,Madyson, Haylie, Jayven and Izayah; mother, Sharon White; brothers; Brian Osborne, Lee White and Nathan White; estranged spouse, Melissa Osborne; grandfather, Harry Lane; and innumerable loved ones, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a longtime friend, Kathleen Shrader and her children and grandchildren, Cassandra Ryan, Jonathan Shrader, Jazmine and Jeremiah.
The family sincerely thanks every person who has provided support, prayer and encouragement and requests your prayers for future days.
Family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Gray Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Hopkins officiating.
Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Osborne Family
David Price III
Died: Apr 12, 2019
David Price III of Kingsport, TN., unexpectedly passed away April 11 ,2019.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted on April 16, 2019 at Bethany
Presbyterian Church, 5825 Ft. Henry Drive, with his very good friend, Rev. Charles
Echols presiding. Visitation with the family will begin at 4:00pm and service begins at
Dave was born on December 31, 1953 and lived most of his life in California. He and his
wife, Elizabeth Price, moved to Kingsport in August 2009 from Bakersfield to be near
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary C. (Geringer) Price and his father, David
Price, Jr. both of Fresno, California.
Dave is survived by his loving wife and best friend Liz of Kingsport; son Jason Price of
Kingsport; Step-daughter Tracy and husband Russell Cook of Jamesville, N.C.
Grandchildren, Michael Dylan Price, Elizabeth Kassandra Price and Noah David Price
of Kingsport, sister Marsha Mae Schlotthauer of Fresno, California; sister and husband,
Davina and George Roeder of Carmichael, California. Sister-in-law Jackie James and
husband Teddy Wilhelm of Pacifica, California. Step-Granddaughters, Monica and
husband Justin Foster and Nichole Giguiere.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CFRS Meals on Wheels, PO
Box 5752, Kingsport, TN 37663-0752 or Bethany Presbyterian Church, EPC, Building
fund, PO Box 6485, Kingsport TN 37663.
David developed a love for politics early in life. When in elementary school, he learned
that some people were "takers" and some were "producers". That awareness shaped
his life orientation. It was at this point in his life that Dave knew that to have a real
impact on people's lives, one would need to have God in their life.
He won the Junior High School Monitor Office as being a "Leader, not a Lover" when
the incumbent fell to the charges of his spending too much time with his girlfriend. Dave
was then in charge of all the hall monitors at Fresno's Hamilton Junior High School.
At Fresno High School Dave quickly got himself out of gym class, which he always
viewed as being a Fascist institution, by arranging various student government
meetings during that class period. He was chief justice of the student court and junior
class president, among other functionary positions. He proudly represented the stat of
Illinois and debated the issues of the day in the Fresno High School Senate, the oldest,
continuous high school club in the nation.
Dave was elected to the first Fresno City Youth Commission and was appointed by
then-Mayor, the late Ted C. Wills, to the Fresno Redevelopment Agency.
During his school years, he was not without flaws. His sense of adventure was
occasionally unencumbered by prudence or common sense.

The above was written by David in an act of love for his wife and he stopped at this
point. His proud and loving family want you to know that Dave served as a Session
Member and Chairman of Business, Financial and Stewardship Committee at Bethany
Presbyterian Church. He was the former Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer and Grants
Administrator at Meals on Wheels, Colonial Heights, Former Treasurer at Kingsport
Tomorrow, Inc. He retired from County of Kern as the Resource Management Agency
Director. He was the former Executive Vice President of the Building Industry Assn. of
Kern County, the Former Asst. Executive Officer at the Building Industry Assn. of the
San Joaquin Valley, Former Congressional Intern at the United states House of
Representatives. He studied Campaign finance, Policy Development at Sacramento
State, and Political Science, American History and Foreign Policy at California State
University, Fresno. He was also elected at the College's Student Body President. He
was a proud brother of the Fresno State Sigma Chi.
David loved God with his whole body, mind and soul. That love was demonstrated by
his giving the gift of life as an organ and tissue donor, just as Jesus Christ gave him
eternal life. Although we miss him greatly, we are comforted in knowing Dave is at
peace in his Savior's arms, and reunited with family and friends that have gone before
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