Deborah (Debbie) Kay Bolden (Roark), age 54, passed away at the University of Tennessee Medical Center on March 9, 2013. Debbie was a lifelong resident of Claiborne County. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bernice and Sewell Roark, and an older sister Kathleen.
Debbie is survived by her daughter Amanda; two granddaughters, Rain and Jasmine; five sisters, Mary (John) Bickford, Edna (the late Theodore) Widner, Sue (Jimmy) Cheek, Kathy (Rudy) Love, Tammy (Greg) Carter and two brothers, Russell (Delores) Roark and Carson (Karen) Roark. Debbie had a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She is at peace with the Lord. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Roger Ray Brooks, 75, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.
He was of the Baptist Faith, a retired Principal/Teacher from Flatwoods Job Corp after 32 years of service and most recently a part time employee of H&R Block.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Fuller Brooks; a daughter, Karen Marie Brooks; and his parents, Ray Estel and Mollie Doris Bolton Brooks.
Surviving are his brother, Gerald Brooks and wife Mary of Cleveland, Tenn.; a nephew, Ryan Brooks and wife Miriam of Greeneville, S.C.; a great-nephew, Elliot; a great-niece, Talley; an uncle, Carl Bolton of Tazewell, Tenn.; two aunts, Jewell Barnard of Athens, Tenn., and Margaret Fuller of Norton, Va.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Roger Brooks were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel in Wise, Va., with Rev. Randy Moore and Rev. Ryan Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in the Wise Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be Carl Bolton, Robert Ellis and Harles Roberts. The family received friends from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Friday at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com to leave online condolences for the family.
Sturgill Funeral Home, 1621 Norton Road SW, Wise, VA 24293 is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Orville Lee Hensley, age 71 of Tazewell, Tenn., was born October 26, 1941, and passed away on February 13, 2013, at his home due to long-term illness. He retired from England Corsair as a Mechanical Engineer. He loved to fish for crappie and his “Mopar” cars. He also loved to hunt for arrow heads and other artifacts; part of his collection is on display at Smoky Mountain Knife Works. Orville also loved to deer hunt, but most of all he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, John and Mary “Eads” Hensley; sister, Geraldine Rowland and grandson, Aaron Chase Hensley,
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years: Evylene Hensley. Children: Orville Scott and wife Frances; Mary Lisa and husband John Whitaker all of Tazewell, Tenn. Grandchildren: Nick and Chris Chittum, Alex Hensley and Samantha Lester. Brothers: Bobby Joe Hensley and wife Sharon of New Tazewell, Tenn.; Roger Hensley and wife Linda of Tazewell, Tenn.; Greg Baker of Virginia. Sisters: Hazel Aline Woods of Monroe, Mich.; Wanda Faye and Dale Parker of Tazewell, Tenn.;
Mary Lynn Long of Rose Hill, Va.; Kathy Daniels of Monroe, Mich.; Loma Brooks and David of Ewing, Va.; Marcy Williams of Harrogate, Tenn. Several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral bill.
The family received friends from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Parks Cemetery.
Ministers: Rev. Mitchell Ferguson and Rev. Everett Edds
Singers: Marcy Williams, Mary Long and Loma Brooks
Pallbearers: David Ellison, Harold Gibbons, Dave Henderson, Ron Brantley, James Eldridge, Mike Hurst
Honorary Pallbearers: Nick Chittum, Chris Chittum, Alex Hensley, Samantha Lester, Lee Graves, Greg Starns.
Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
Amanda Beth Williams passed away on March 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with a long term chronic blood disorder. Born in New Tazewell, Tenn., on May 23, 1980, Amanda was a devout Christian and faithful member of The Upper Room Ministries Church.
Amanda is survived by her loving parents, Kathy Keck, and Trent & Eloise Williams; her brother and sister-in-law, Josh Conrad and Jennifer Williams; her niece and nephew Addison and Bryce Williams; her fiancé Ben Summers and his loving daughter, Avary; and her stepbrothers Scotty and Brad Brooks. There will be a “Celebration of Life” for Amanda on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at The Upper Room Ministries Church, located at 860 Highway 33 S., New Tazewell, Tenn. Reception of friends will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with services and burial to follow. Burial will be in the Irish Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request a donation in Amanda’s honor to the Aplastic Anemia Foundation (www.aamds.org). In honor of Amanda’s love for jewelry making, if you own a piece of jewelry that Amanda made, please wear it in memory of her. Always remember Amanda’s beautiful smile that she shared with everyone.
Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements