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
6:00pm.
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
family.
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
him.
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Lucille Ann Hickman
Died: Apr 8, 2019
Lucille Ann Hickman, 81, of Gray, passed away Monday April the 8thafter a lengthy illness.
Born in Hawkins County, Mrs. Hickman had lived most of her life in Gray. Lucille was the co-owner and operator of The Shannon Company. She enjoyed going to yard sales, gardening, flowers and walking.
Preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Nellie Adams; six sisters and four brothers.
Surviving include her husband of 62 years Grover Hickman Sr. of the home; a daughter Linda Stamper and husband Gary76 of Boones Creek; a son Grover Hickman Jr., and wife Debbie of Gray; one sister Helen Shipley of Gray; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7:00p.m. with Pastor Gary Hodges officiating.
Graveside service will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Pastor Gary Hodges officiating.
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Regina Joyce Fennell
Died: Apr 5, 2019

Regina “Reggie” Joyce Fennell, 84 of Kingsport TN. entered into paradise, heaven, a place of resplendent glory April 5th. She was a longtime resident of Kingsport and a compassionate caregiver before encountering her own health issues.
She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Allen Fennell Sr. and a daughter Sheri Lyn Amyx.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories, a son Earl Allen Fennell, Jr. and wife Bonnie; daughter, Misti Kilgore and husband Richard; grandchildren Savannah Fennell, Terri Davis and husband Jerry, Emily Thompson and husband Ethan, Matt Kilgore; great-grandchildren Owen Thompson, Skylar Peters and husband Chris, Chelsey Fleenor and husband Dan, Morgan Doss. Special friends, Lora Flock, Leona Strouth and Kathie Nail.
Family members may be reached for condolences at their residence at any time.
A special thank you to all of the people who helped in her everyday life, Amedisys Health of Kingsport, Colonial Heights RX and Scott Steffey and his staff.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Girls Inc. of Kingsport, P.O. Box 981 Kingsport TN. 37662.
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Verna Jackson
Died: Apr 5, 2019
Mrs. Verna Jackson, 96, of Gray passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at her home following an extended illness.
A native and resident of Gray Mrs. Jackson was a graduate of Boones Creek High School and a member of Greenvale Baptist Church.
Verna was the daughter of the late James E. and Lena Barnes Reedy. In addition to her parents Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Jim Jackson and a sister, Wanda Gilliam.
Surviving include four sons, Larry Dove, Conley “Connie” Dove, Mickey Jackson and wife Vicki and Curtis "Skip" Jackson; grandchildren, Beth J. Misemar and husband Garik, Shannon Jackson; great grandchildren, Landry and Easton Misemar; sister, Barbara Deck; several nieces.
Family will receive friends 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 Pastor Travis Shaffer officiating.
Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Washington County Memory Gardens with Pastor Travis Shaffer officiating.
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William Carl Ford
Died: Mar 23, 2019
William Carl Ford 81, of Gray, went to be with the Lord Saturday March 23, 2019.
A native and resident of Gray, Mr. Ford retired from Whites Food. A member of Gray United Methodist Church and a mason of Sinking Creek Lodge #575, Mr. Ford sang with the Elderly Boys and enjoyed playing his guitar, golfing and farming.
Preceded in death by his wife Sandra Light Ford; parents, Hyman and Erma Ford; sisters, Dorothy Fox, Claudine France and Brenda Briggs.
Surviving include his daughters; Beth Hoilman of Clarksville, Karla Wood and husband David of Eastern Star community, Leslie Calloway of Johnson City, Joey Morris of Springfield, Illinois, Sarina Faircloth and husband Brock of Spanish Fort Alabama; son, Chris Ford of Johnson City; step-sons, Rodney Good and wife Jamie of Nashville, Dana Good and wife Jody of Hendersonville; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Gray United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary with Rev. Mike Hubble and Dr. Dennis Flaugher officiating.
Graveside service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gray United Methodist Church Choir 2108 Oak Street Gray TN. 37615.
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Leola E. Cote
Died: Mar 11, 2019
Leola Eldean Cote, 78, went to sleep in Jesus on March 11, 2019, at the home of her daughter.
Born in August 29, 1940 in Saratoga, California Leola was raised there until moving to Massachusetts in her 20’s where she taught nursing in college. She met her husband, Joe, in 1966, and they were married on September 17, 1967.
After moving to this area in 2003, she worked as a nurse at Gray Family Clinic with her daughter and son for 12 years and loved her patients. She also enjoyed gardening, quilting, music and outdoor activities. Most of all, she loved spending time with people.
Leola had an unshakeable faith in God, the Bible and her family.
Preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Edith Gerrans; two sisters, Cecelia Sewell and Willadel Nelson.
Surviving include her husband of 51 years, Joe Cote; her daughter, Rebekah Cote; her son and daughter-in-law Bill and Karen Cote; two grandchildren, Andrew and Amy Cote; two sisiters, Alice Gerrans and Verna Dimick; one brother, Wesley Gerrans.
Family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Kingsport Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3025 Fort Henry Drive. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor David Ryder officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to: Artic Mission Adventures 7th Day Adventist Church 6100 O’Malley Rd. Anchorage, Alaska 99507.
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William D. Cole, Jr.
Died: Feb 28, 2019
William D. Cole, Jr.

William Darrel Cole, Jr. 67, of Jonesborough, TN. died on Thursday February 28th, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center.

He was son of the late William Darrel Cole, Sr. and Barbara Cole. Darrel was an avid fan of baseball from the time he was a child. He loved the New York Yankees.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Cole and one sister, Cindy Cole.

Surviving include one brother, Kenny Cole; one son, Joshua Cole; one stepdaughter, Ginger Cutshaw; one grandchild, Cati Luttrell and one great-grandchild, Jace Trent.

The family would like to express a warm thanks to the staff and hospice at Johnson City Medical Center.

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Louise N. Bacon
Died: Feb 20, 2019
Louise N. Bacon, of Jonesborough, went into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the age of 86, after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Clear Branch of Erwin TN., on December 22, 1932, to the late Baxter and Birdie Martin.
Louise was a housewife, a member of Cherokee Baptist Church, and love working in her yard.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Paris Bacon in 1994 and one sister Willie Theo Ward.
Surviving include her daughter Brenda LeSueur and husband Eddie of Gray, her son Larry Bacon and wife Diane of Jonesborough, her twin sister Lois A. Bacon of Jonesborough, grandson Michael Bacon and wife Bridgett, grandson Malakieh Bacon, several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 7:30p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Garland officiating.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Jonesborough.
Pallbearers will be Eddie LeSueur, Larry Bacon, Dale Bacon, Keith Rice, Chris Deadrick, and Roger Ellis.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Haley and Pauline at Life Care Center of Gray and to Daniel, Jessica, Keristan and Desiray of Avalon Hospice.
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Jack Willard Mosier
Died: Jan 29, 2019
Jack Willard Mosier, 87, of Gray, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
A native of Washington County, Mr. Mosier was a chemical engineer and retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 34 years of service. Jack was a member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church since 1966 where he served as a Sunday School teacher, Bus Captain and a Deacon. HIs lifelong goal was to allow others to see Christ through him and that his four generations would meet him in Heaven someday. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Eunice Hill Mosier; grandchildren, Jack Gordon Moye (2013), Shane Beaty Keith Moye (2010); sisters, Betty Ruth Mosier Byrd (2014), Mary Ellen Mosier Baskett (2014).
Surviving include his wife, Virginia Mae Russell Mosier of the home; sons, Emory Mosier and wife Cathy, Russell Mosier and wife Tricia; daughters, Eleta Moye and husband Mercer, Kathie Webb and husband Gary; brother Joe Mosier and wife Janice; fourteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Jody Jenkins and Dr. Gene Lasley officiating.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #245 at 1:45 p.m. on Friday at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
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Karen Christina Underwood
Died: Jan 12, 2019
Karen Underwood, 50, of Duffield, VA passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 12th. Karen was born to John and Margaret Wood on September 7, 1968 in Greenville, TN.

Karen graduated from the School of Natural Healing as a Master Herbalist with a certification in Iridology. She was a mail carrier in Bluff City for 10 years. She worked for Trading Post Classifieds for 20 years. She was a long-term resident of both Gray and Colonial Heights before moving to Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her beloved father John. Survivors include her husband, Tim Underwood, her only and favorite child, Amber Salling, her only and favorite son-in-law Daniel, (Duffield), her mother Margaret Wood, (Gray), her sister Cindy Rasnick and husband James, and two nieces, Rebecca and Abigail (Johnson City).

Karen was a loving, fun person who would do anything for anyone. She loved animals, especially her Schnauzer Klarissa. She loved gardening and flowers. She had an infectious laugh. She loved to scare people. Her passing has left a hole in the hearts of many and the world is darker without her.

The family will receive friends from 6pm until 7pm on Friday, January 18th, at Gray Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7pm. Family and friends will be sharing stories in remembrance.

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