Bobbie Johnson

Bobbie Mae Baldwin Johnson, 86, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at her home in Fort Blackmore, sur­rounded by her family after a period of declin­ing health. Born May 24, 1936, on Stoney Creek to Wil­liam Collie Baldwin and Myrtle Begley Baldwin, she was raised by her grandmother, Annis Baker Baldwin, and uncle, Ezra Clay Bald­win, as both Bobbie’s […]

JoAnn Marcus

JoAnn Marcus, 83, of St. Paul, passed away at Norton Community Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. She was born Nov. 21, 1939 in Coeburn to the late Hobart Free­man and Della Mae Porter Freeman. In addition to her parents, she was pre­ceded in death by her husband, Richard Marcus; son, Anthony (Tony) Marcus; one brother, Joel; and one sister, […]

Ama Lee Spivey

Ama Lee Spivey, 97, Gate City, was born on Oct. 9, 1925 in Scott County and passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband, S.W. Spivey; her par­ents, Ona Gilliam Lane and Robert Williams; three sisters, Annabelle Cox, Margaret Stewart and Mildred McAlister; two brothers, Walter and George. Her survivors in­clude her best friend, […]

Bill Penley

William (Bill) Eu­gene Penley, 73, King­sport, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Holston Val­ley Medical Center. Bill was born Aug. 11, 1949 in Kingsport, Tenn. to the late Gar­land T. Penley and Naomi Thelma (Carter) Penley. Bill worked as a pressman for the King­sport Times News. In addition to his parents, his nephew, Ronnie Kurt Penley, and brother, […]

Barbara ‘Faye’ Stacy

Barbara ‘Faye’ Stacy, Ardmore, Ala., passed away Friday, May 12, 2023 at the age of 81. She was born Sun­day, Jan. 18, 1942 in Clinchport to the late Hollie R. and Rose Ella (Hall) Ford. Faye achieved the honor of being named valedictorian for the 1961 graduating class of Rye Cove High School. Faye and her best friend, Wilma, spent […]

Reba Stokes

Reba Lee Hood Stokes, 82, of Weber City, passed away Fri­day, May 12, 2023, to spend eternity with her Heavenly Father and to join her husband, Gar­land, and so many other family members whom she had missed so very much. Reba was born Sat­urday, Jan. 25, 1941 in Scott County, Virginia to the late Orbin Mote ‘O.M’ Hood and Edna […]

Gladstone Buford Blankenbecler

Buford (GB) Blan­kenbecler, 95, of Hil­tons, passed away May 5, 2023 at NOVA in We­ber City. Buford was born June 20, 1927 in Scott County to the late George Washington and Mae (Richards) Blan­kenbeckler. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serv­ing from 1946 until he completed his commit­ment in 1947. Buford re­tired from the Kingsport Press […]

Morella Frances Duncan

Morella Frances Duncan, 90, Gate City, passed away Sunday May 7, 2023 at her resi­dence. Morella was born Oct. 9, 1932 in Scott County to the late Robert Lee Sloan and Bonnie Estel (Rhoton) Sloan. Along with her par­ents, her husband, Gar­nie Duncan; sisters, Patsy, and Shirley; and brothers, Ronald Sloan and Bobby Sloan pre­ceded her in death. Her survivors […]

Rick Falin

Edward ‘Rick’ Keith Falin, 65, Gate City, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Rick was born March 10, 1958 in Kingsport, Tenn. to the late Elmer Ray Falin and Jewell (Watts) Cowden. In addition to his parents, his mammie, who raised him, Alpha Falin; sister, Debra Kimberlin; and brother, Randy Falin preceded him in death. […]

Laura Harris

It is with heavy hearts that we an­nounce the passing of Laura Elizabeth Harris, of Greenbelt, Md., on May 1, 2023. She was 39 years old. Laura was born Aug. 10, 1983, in Harlan, Ky. to Deb and Paul Harris. She grew up in Har­lan and Duffield with her older sister, Sarah Harris. A passionate lifelong learner, Laura attended high […]

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