Document 47949

DEATHS/FUNERALS
Page 2A, Johnson City Press
■ Ginger G. Bennett
LOCKHART, Texas — Ginger G.
Bennett, 79, passed away peacefully at
her Lockhart home with her loving
family at her side.
Mrs. Bennett was born August 16,
1934 to Ms. Grace E. Sluder in Johnson
City, TN.
She worked as an IT Technician in the
industrial electronic service industry.
Mrs. Bennett was married to Burnett
K. Bennett on September 19, 1950,
whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughters:
Brenda S. Bennett & friend Tina Davis,
Penny L. Solomon and husband Bennett
L., all of Johnson City, TN, Linda J.
Bennett Hinkle, Lockhart, TX, Deborah
A. Hicks and husband Jay, Unicoi, TN,
Barbara J. Shelton and husband Carson,
Lockhart, TX, Virginia E. Alexander and
husband Kenneth A., Johnson City, TN;
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special extended family members: Providencia, Mayra and Ruben
Ortiz Calderon, Lockhart, TX;
The family would like to thank the
special caregivers, Yolanda Banda, Dr.
Laurence and staff for their compassion, friendship and loving care.
Funeral services will be held on
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 8:00 p.m., in
the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral
Home, with Pastor Richard Sheppard
officiating.
The family will receive friends
Thursday prior to the services from
6:00-8:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of the
funeral home.
Mrs. Bennett will be laid to rest
beside her husband on Friday, May 16,
2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Washington
County Memory Gardens, Johnson City,
TN.
Pallbearers: Kenneth A. Alexander,
Brad Gouge, David Gobble, Michael
Dearstone, Cody Barron, Jamie Cook.
Honorary Pallbearers: Wesley Hicks and
Keisha VanDyke.
Appalachian Funeral Home &
Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga
Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601, is serving
the Bennett family. (423-928-6111)
■ Nancy Hall Duty
Nancy Hall Duty, 74, Gray, died peacefully Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Duke
University Hospital following a lengthy
illness.
She was a native of Dante, Virginia
and a daughter of the late Orbia and
Loy Hillman Hall.
Nancy was a 1958 graduate of
Castlewood High School. She worked in
the Navy Department for 15 years
before becoming a fulltime homemaker.
Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her husband of 52
years, Ivan M. Duty, Gray; one daughter,
Kim Barnes and husband Mike, Gray;
one son John Duty, Kingsport; two sisters, Peggy Hall Rasnake and Elouise
Porter, both of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Megan Hicks, Hunter Duty,
Morgan Duty, Tripp Barnes and Cade
Barnes; several nieces and nephews.
The graveside funeral service will be
conducted Friday, May, 16, 2014, at
1PM in the Washington County Memory
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Garden Mausoleum Chapel with Dr.
James Royston, officiating. Those
wishing to attend are requested to meet
at the cemetery by 12:50 PM on Friday.
No formal visitation is scheduled.
Memories and condolences may be
sent to the family at www.APPFH.NET.
Appalachian Funeral Home and
Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga
Avenue, is serving the Duty family. 9286111
■ Luther A. Franklin
Luther A. Franklin, 74, Jonesborough,
went to be with the Lord and was
reunited with his granddaughter, Emily
Beth, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the
Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Franklin
was a native
and lifelong resident
of
Washington
County and a
son of the late
Milton Andrew
and
Elsie
B a w g u s
Franklin.
He
retired
Luther A. Franklin
from Eastman
Chemical Company, where he worked
as a maintenance mechanic.
Mr. Franklin was a former elder,
deacon and youth director of Harrison
Christian Church and current member
of Central Community Christian Church.
He served as a Bible Bowl sponsor at
both churches.
For over thirty years, Mr. Franklin
served as a volunteer and scoutmaster
in the Boy Scouts of America, where he
completed Wood Badge, the most
advanced training in the Boy Scouts,
and received the Silver Beaver Award,
the council-level distinguished service
award. He also served on district committees, organized district events
(Camporees, Camporas, Klondike
Derbies, and Scout Shows) and led
many Eagle Board of Reviews. He
enjoyed many years of hiking, camping,
and canoeing while in the scouts and
as long as his health allowed it. Through
his enthusiasm for these activities, he
passed on his love of the outdoors to
his children and grandchildren.
In recent years, he enjoyed his retirement by working at Walmart assembling bicycles and organized volunteer
litter clean-up events for several years
through Walmart. He enjoyed
researching his family genealogy —
tracing his heritage back to Benjamin
Franklin.
In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his sister Virginia
“Ginny” Depew and granddaughter
Emily Whitson.
Survivors include: his wife, Lorraine
M. Franklin, of the home; two sons,
Andy Franklin, Jonesborough, and Todd
Franklin, and his wife Patsy,
Jonesborough; three daughters, Kim
Whiston, Jonesborough, Cherie F. Jones,
Johnson City, and Lori Whitson, and her
husband Jeff, Gray; nine grandchildren,
Aaron Whiston, Blountville, Autumn
Lewis, Gray; Mark Jones, Piney Flats,
Tyler, Adam, Daniel, and Laura Beth
Franklin, Jonesborough, and Ashley and
Taylor Whitson, Gray; four great-grandchildren, Jordan Lewis, Gray, and Rowan
Mills, Dairbhre Jones, and Lucy Jones,
all of Piney Flats; brother, Steve Franklin,
and his wife Lisa, Johnson City; brotherin-law, Ray Depew, Michigan; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family of Luther Franklin will
receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00
PM at Central Community Christian
Church, 137 Hopson Road, Johnson
City. The memorial service will follow at
7:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Mr.
Todd Wolfe, Mr. Clint Andrews, and Mr.
Jeff Douds, Ministers will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can
be sent to Sequoyah Council, BSA, PO
Box 3010, Johnson City, TN 37602, your
local Boy Scout office, or Central
Community Christian Church Youth,
137 Hopson Rd., Johnson City, TN
37601.
Memories and condolences may be
shared with the family via www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and
Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland
Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the
Franklin family.
■ Robert E. Garland
BULADEAN, N.C. — Robert E. Garland,
of Buladean, passed away on Sunday,
May 11th, 2014 at the John F. Keever,
Jr. Solace Center.
A native of
Mitchell County,
he was a son of
the late Jim and
Marie Brinkley
Garland. He was
also preceded in
death by 3 sisters and 2
brothers.
He
was
faithful member
Robert E. Garland
of Roans Chapel
Freewill Baptist Church. Robert was a
dedicated husband and father.
Surviving are his loving wife of 36
years, Crystal Wilcox Garland; twins:
Dorothy Marie and Kenneth Wayne
Garland; 3 sisters: Dora Lou Wishon
and Lorene Francis (Roy) all of Johnson
City and Wanda Tracy (Webb) of Felton,
PA; 4 brothers: Roger Garland (Wanda),
Wayne Brinkley (Sue) and Clyde Garland
all of Buladean and Troy Garland (Betty)
of Johnson City. Several nieces and
nephews also survive.
Regional Deaths
■ Lois W. Anderson, 92,
Surgoinsville
■ Jim “Wildman” Burton, 62,
Nickelsville, Va.
■ Betty O. Campbell, 73,
Kingsport
■ Clayton Campbell, 84,
Copperas Cove, Texas
■ Robert “Bud” Clonce,
Kingsport
■ Nancy Skeen Collins, 85,
Kingsport
■ Nancy Hall Duty, 74, Gray
■ Luther A. Franklin, 74,
Jonesborough
■ Freddie Freeman, Fort
Blackmore, Va.
■ Steve Anthony Henry, 57,
Kingsport
■ Patricia Ann Hensley, 65,
Kingsport
■ Janie Dian Holman, 64,
Pennington Gap, Va.
■ Margaret Johnson Justis,
89, Kingsport
■ Mary Light, 55, Kingsport
■ Nancy Cherrill McKamey,
80, Kingsport
■ Farrell Ray Moore, 83,
Johnson City
■ Phillip Neal Mullins, 73,
Kingsport
■ Raymond G. “Buck” Napier,
74, Kingsport
■
Scott
Penley,
41,
Rogersville
■ Dennis Ralph Rasnick, 63,
Wise, Va.
■ Frederick Clayton “Fred”
Russell, 62, Kingsport
■ Parker “P.J.” Trent, 79,
Kingsport
■ William Roger Vance, 68,
Kingsport
These obituaries can be viewed in
today’s edition of the Kingsport TimesNews and online at www.timesnews.net.
Funeral services will be held at 3
p.m. on Thursday, May 15th in Roans
Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Rev.
Keith Tipton will officiate. Burial will
follow in the Garland-Parker Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 1 until 3
p.m. prior to the service at the church.
To send online condolences, please
visit our website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.
■ Patricia Hensley
KINGSPORT — Patricia Ann Hensley,
65, of Kingsport, went home to be with
Jesus on Sunday, May 11th, after a long
illness.
She was born April 8, 1949. Patricia
graduated from Sullivan High School in
1967 and worked at Eastman Chemical
Company for 39 years. She was a
member of Sullivan Baptist Church,
where she taught the 3 and 4 year old
Sunday School class.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, William Andrew and Betty
Gene Way, and a nephew, Michael
Anthony Way.
Survivors include her son, Jamie
Hensley; her grandchildren, Michael
and Abby Hensley; two brothers, Terry
Way and wife, Cathy, and Kenny Way
and wife, Doris; two sisters, Melissa
Russell, and Sara Hodges and husband, Roger; nephews, Bryan Way,
Jason Russell and wife, Heather; and
nieces, Erin and Emily Hodges.
The family will receive friends at
Sullivan Baptist Church on Wednesday,
May 14th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A funeral
service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev.
Jeff Strong officiating.
The graveside service will be
Thursday, May 15th, at 3:00 p.m. at
East Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
that memorial contributions be made to
the Sullivan Baptist Church Building
Fund, ℅ Sullivan Baptist Church/4152
Maplewood St./Kingsport, TN 37660.
The family would like to extend a
special thanks to the 4300 wing of
HVHMC and to Kingsport Hematology
and Oncology.
Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com
to leave an on-line condolence for the
family.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes,
Kingsport is serving the family of
Patricia Ann Hensley. Phone (423) 3783134
■ Mary Hornyak
ELIZABETHTON — Mary Roseanne
Hornyak, 68, 708 Pine Hill Road,
Elizabethton, went home to be with her
Lord on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at her
residence surrounded by her family.
She was a
native of Atlanta,
GA and was a
daughter of the
late Mary E.
Woodall. Mrs.
Hornyak was a
homemaker and
a member of
Happy
Valley
Church of Jesus
Christ.
Mary Hornyak
Survivors
include her husband, Thomas J. Hornyak
of the home; seven children: Lee
Hornyak; David Hornyak and wife,
Marisa; Lisa Vaughan; Anna Ward and
husband, Tony all of Elizabethton; Emily
Kolb and husband, Andrew of Beaufort,
SC; Sarah Kolb and husband, Aaron of
Gray; and Connie Badillo also of
Elizabethton; three sisters: Teresa
Rodriguez of AZ; Cathy Crowder and
husband, Tommy of Calhoun, GA; and
Cecelia Garrison of Flagstaff, AZ; twentytwo grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one on the way; many special
friends, including a close and dear
friend, Janet Payne of Johnson City; also
several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service for Mrs.
Hornyak will be conducted at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Happy
Valley Church of Jesus Christ, 2733
Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City,
with Pastor Donny Reagan officiating.
The family will receive friends at the
church from 5:00 PM until the service
hour.
Graveside services will be held 11:00
AM Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the
Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers
will be Aaron Vaughan, Isaiah Vaughan,
Anthony Ward, Joseph Hornyak, Tommy
Kolb, and Matthew Caraway. Those
attending the service are asked to meet
at the church by 10:30 AM to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family would like to offer special
thanks to the wonderful nurses, caregivers, and to her church family for all of
the prayers, love, and compassion that
have been shown. Condolences may be
made online at www.wadugger.com.
Woodall-Anderson and Dugger
Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue,
Johnson City, is serving the Hornyak
family. 423-928-2245
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
24327.
Email condolences may be sent to
the family at [email protected]
Akard Funeral Home, 1912 West
State St., Bristol, TN (423) 989-4800 is
serving the Moore family.
■ Marshall Poff
Mr. Dennis Keith McLemore, age 43,
Jonesborough, passed away Thursday,
May 8, 2014.
Mr. McLemore
was born in
Washington
County and son
of Norma Jean
D e n t o n
McLemore,
Johnson City
and the late Earl
McLemore.
Survivors
include his wife,
Dennis McLemore
Beth McLemore,
of the home; step-daughter, Ashley Neil,
of the home; brother, David McLemore
(Deborah), Mountain City; sister, Patsy
Hambrick (Garry), Jonesborough;
mother-in-law, Clara Spears, Limestone;
nieces, Lindsey Hambrick and Whitney
Johnson and several other nephews
and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted
2:00 PM Thursday, May 15, 2014 at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Art
Webb officiating. The family will receive
friends from 1:00-2:00 PM Thursday
prior to the service. Interment services
will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park.
Pallbearers will be Kim Denton,
Wayne Oncale, Ricky Oncale, Dustin
Spears, Chris Spears and Cory Spears.
Condolences may be sent to the
McLemore family online at www.dillowtaylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home &
Cremation Services, Jonesborough,
753-3821
ERWIN — Marshall Greg Poff, age 66,
of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, May
11, 2014 at his home.
Born
on
March 2, 1948
in Beckley, W.
VA, Greg was a
son of the late
Thomas J. Poff
and Myra James
Poff of Floyd, VA.
He
proudly
served in the
United States
Army. He forMarshall Poff
merly worked at
the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department
and he retired from Premier Refractories.
He attended Erwin Church of God.
In addition to his mother, Greg Poff
has left to cherish his memories: Son:
Jason and Lisa Poff, of Jonesborough;
Daughter: Penny and Herman Skipper,
of Ellenboro, NC; Step-Daughter: Linda
Nicole Downard, of Erwin; Step-Son:
Gabriel Downard, of Erwin; Sister: Robyn
Poff, of Fincastle, VA; Several half
brothers and half sisters; Grandsons:
Landon Trivette, J.J. Poff, Marcus Poff,
Jaxsen Broyles, Uncle: Marshall James
of Floyd, VA; Several nieces and
nephews including special nephew
John Broyles.
The family respectfully requests the
honor of your presence as we honor
and remember the life of Marshall Greg
Poff in a funeral service to be held at
1:00 P.M., Friday, May 16, 2014 in the
chapel of Valley Funeral Home with
Pastor Parker Street, Reverend Donnie
Roberts and Reverend Joey Murdock
officiating.
A visitation period to share memories
and offer support to the family will
begin at 11:00 AM and continue until
service time on Friday at Valley Funeral
Home. A graveside committal service
with military graveside honors will follow
at Mountain Home National Cemetery
on Friday. Pallbearers will be notified.
Condolences and memories may be
shared with the family through our website at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.
These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of
Marshall Greg Poff through Valley
Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave.,
Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.
■ Farrell Ray Moore
■ Virgil Eugene Price
Farrell Ray (“Karo”) Moore, age 83, of
Johnson City, TN, passed away Monday,
May 12, 2014 in James Quillen VA
Center.
Born June 8,
1930
in
Clinchco, Va.,
attended
Clintwood High
School
and
graduated from
Staunton
M i l i t a r y
Academy
in
Staunton, Va.,
where he was
Farrell Ray Moore
named Athlete
of the Year 1951. Served in the U.S. Air
Force during the Korean War. Graduated
in 1958 from Emory & Henry College,
where he was a member of the baseball team, co-captain of the basketball
team, vice president of the Senior Class
and president of Sigma Iota fraternity.
From 1958 through 1964, he was a
teacher and coached basketball, football and baseball at Rich Valley, Garden
Creek and Gate City high schools in
southwest Va. Before retiring in 1991,
he worked for The Rollins Corporation
for twenty years and was a long-time
member of The President’s Club, recognizing Rollins’ top salesmen in the U.S.
He was also a member of the
Homestead, Fla. Lodge of the
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
for over twenty years.
Preceded in death by his father and
mother, Willard and Muriel Moore;
brother, Billy Moore; two sisters, Doris
Sykes and Louise McMeans; two
brothers-in-law, Robert (“Bob”) Sykes
and Brackston Pilkenton; and a nephew,
Neal McMeans.
Survivors include one daughter and
son-in-law, Suzan Moore and Scott
Mullins of Nora, Va.; one sister, Linda
Taylor of Kingsport, Tenn.; and many
nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 1:00 P.M., in
Akard Funeral Home Chapel with
Chaplain Mary K. Briggs officiating. The
family will receive friends from 11:00
A.M.-12: 45 P.M. prior to the service.
Committal and interment will follow at
3:00 P.M., in Temple Hill Cemetery,
Castlewood, VA. Bristol VFW Honor
Guard will be conducting military rites.
Pallbearers will be: Jonathon and
Dean Taylor; Aaron and Tim Pilkenton;
and Gary, Mike and Wayne McMeans.
Honorary pallbearers are Jason Taylor;
Darren Pilkenton; David Sykes; Tyler
Taylor; Joey Pilkenton; Ken Bailey; Frank
“T-bone” Lewis; Harold Lambert;
Raymond Buchanan; Jimmy Stanley;
James “Trigg” Dotson and Bill
Brummitt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Emory & Henry
College, P.O. Box 950, Emory, VA
Mr. Virgil Eugene Price, 81, of Johnson
City, went home to be with the Lord
Monday, May 12, 2014 at The Center of
Aging and Health in Erwin, TN.
He was retired
from E.T.S.U.
after 29 years of
service.
Mr.
Price served in
the U.S. Army
during the Battle
of Okinawa and
Korean War.
Survivors
include his wife
of 58 years,
Virgil Eugene
Price
Agnes
Rice
Price;
one
daughter and son-in-law Pam and Mike
Higginbotham of Erwin, TN; three sons:
Randy Price and daughter-in-law Karen
Price of South Boston, VA; Michael Price
and fiancée Deborah Pittman of Denver,
NC; Dwayne Price and daughter-in-law
Sarah Price of Limestone, TN. Four
grandsons: Christopher Higginbotham
and wife Brandy, Arin Price, Jacob Price,
and Sawyer Price. Seven granddaughters; Amy Kuntz and husband Mike,
Brandy Miller and husband Jamie; April
Salts and husband David. Hilary Price
and fiancé Jacob, Melissa Price, Kayla
Price, and Kirsten Briggs. Five great
grandchildren; Jayden Salts, Alex Salts,
Gage Price, Jade Price and Malachi
Higginbotham. One Brother Arthur Price
of Gray, TN, one sister Josie Sherfey and
husband Bill of Johnson City, TN and
several nieces, nephew, family and
friends.
The family would like to give special
thanks to The Center of Aging and
Health of Erwin, TN; Amedisys Hospice
of Elizabethton, TN; Dr. Patrick
MacMillan; Jerry Watson, Gary Birchfield
and family and The Tennessee National
Guard. Mr. Price was a native of Sulphur
Springs, TN.
He was preceded in death by his
mother, Verna Price, Father Robert
Price, and Sister Pauline Ford.
The family will receive friends from
6-8 p.m. on Wednesday May 14, 2014,
at Morris-Baker Funeral Home with the
funeral service following at 8 p.m. Mr.
Gerald Byrd will officiate.
Interment will be at 1:00 P.M.
Thursday at Mountain Home National
Cemetery. Family and friend are asked
to meet at 12:30 Thursday at the
funeral home to go in procession to the
cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Dwayne
Price, Jacob Price, Michael Price, Arin
Price, Randy Price, and Christopher
Higginbotham.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike
Higginbotham and Bill Morrow.
Memories and condolences may be
shared with The Price family via www.
morrisbaker.com.
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beware: Your
air bag may
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Here’s an unsettling fact about
cars equipped with air bags: They
don’t always deploy when drivers
— or regulators — expect them to.
Thirteen people have died in
crashes involving older GM cars
with defective ignition switches.
In each of those crashes, and in
others in which occupants were
injured, the air bags failed to
deploy even after striking trees,
guard rails or other objects.
Puzzled by these failures, federal safety regulators told
Congress last month they believed
the cars’ air bags should have
worked for up to 60 seconds after
the engine stalled. But GM has
since told The Associated Press
that regulators were mistaken:
The cars only had enough reserve
power to sense a crash and deploy
the air bags for 150 milliseconds
after the switch malfunctioned
and cut off the car’s power.
General Motors is recalling 2.6
million small cars to fix the ignition
switches. The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration is
now scrambling to find out from
other automakers and air bag suppliers how their air bags would
function in similar situations.
Regulators, lawmakers and
ordinary drivers are learning
what auto engineers already
know: These billowing white bags
are actually very complex. After
a crash, a car’s computer determines, in 15 to 20 milliseconds,
where it was hit, what position
the occupants are in and whether
the 150-mile-per-hour speed of
the air bag would do more harm
than good. Then it deploys — or
doesn’t. Every automaker programs them differently.
“It’s very complicated, the logic
behind it. It makes it very, very
difficult for an automaker or supplier to explain why it did or didn’t
go off in a certain situation,” said
Joe Nolan, senior vice president
for vehicle research at the
Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety, a group funded by the
insurance industry that performs
crash tests and other research.
If an occupant is unbelted or
very small, or the car is traveling
very slowly, the air bag may not
deploy because it could cause
even more severe injuries.
Depending on the angle, the side
air bags may deploy but not the
front ones. If a car is parked and
turned off when it’s hit, the air
bags won’t work.
GM’s switches created an
unusual problem. Because of
insufficient resistance, they
moved from the “run” position
into the “accessory” or “off” position while the car was moving,
possibly due to a bump from the
driver’s knee or the weight of a
key chain. With the switch in that
position, the engine stalled and
the power steering and power
brakes stopped working, making
the car harder to control.
In a 2006 crash in Wisconsin, a
Chevrolet Cobalt traveling at 71
mph suddenly stalled. Two seconds later — outside GM’s 150-millisecond window — it hit a clump
of trees.
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