Obituaries

Brad Frazier

Brad Jeffery Frazier, 53, of Kingsport, Tenn., passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022. He was born Sept. 24, 1968 in Kingsport, Tenn. Brad worked in the roofing and mechan­ic industries for the ma­jority of his working career. He enjoyed his time on the CB, where he was known as Lit­tle Cotton. Brad was loved by all his family and friends […]

Barbara McDavid

Barbara Jewel Mc­David, 78, of Kingsport, Tenn., passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022 after an extended pe­riod of declining health. She was born Oct. 26, 1943 in the Copper Creek community to the late Lucian and Rachel Amyex Davis. In addition to her parents, Barbara is also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest McDavid; sisters, Mil­dred Owens, Judy Carol […]

Gary Lynn McDavid

Gary Lynn McDavid, 68, of Jonesborough, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born June 3, 1954 in Duffield to the late Mr. Ernest and Emma Babb McDavid. In addition to his par­ents, Mr. McDavid was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby McDavid; sister, Peggy Adams; and niece, Melissa Cox. His survivors […]

Mary Tom Bateman

Mary ‘Tom’ Bateman, 85, Gate City, passed away unexpectedly Sat­urday, June 11, 2022. Mary Tom was born Dec. 21, 1936 to Thom­as A. Johnson and Mary Elrod Johnson Comp­ton in Abingdon. She had been a resident of Gate City since she was one-year-old. Mary Tom was a graduate of Shoemaker High School in Gate City where she was a member […]

Paula Bishop

Paula Gail Hass Bishop, 62, of Fort Blackmore, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at her residence. She was born in King­sport and had lived all of her life in Scott Coun­Joe ty. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Sam Er­vin; her parents, R.C. ‘Banner’ Hass and Carol Arwood; daughter, Tra­cy Weeks; and brother, Mike […]

Vickie McConnell Lane

Velvia Victoria ‘Vick­ie’ McConnell Lane, 87, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at NHC Place Farragut, after a battle with cancer and respiratory disease. She was born in Scott Coun­ty and graduated from Shoemaker High School in 1952. She began work­ing in dental offices in high school, and, after graduating, attended dental assistant classes through East Tennes­see […]

Joe A. Lawson

Joe A. Lawson, 86, of Gate City, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022 in the comfort of his own home. He was the son of the late William H. and Mary Margaret Tip­ton Lawson. Joe was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired carpenter for Chapman Construction. He was active in spe­cial construction proj­ects in his community and Lawson Memorial […]

Sammy McMurray

Sammy William Mc­Murray, 78, of Gate City, passed away Tues­day, June 7, 2022 at Holston Valley Medical Center. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Sam­my worked at the King­sport Press for 38 years until his retirement. He was an avid farmer as well as an outdoors­man. Sammy was a de­voted member of Gard­ners Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. Sammy […]

Virginia Robbins

Virginia Marcella Robbins, 94 of King­sport, Tenn., passed away Friday, June 3, 2022 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born on July 15, 1927 in Big Stone Gap to the late Edward Amos and Nora Dulaney Robbins Sr. She was re­tired from the United States Government. Virginia loved read­ing, traveling, spending time with her family and playing scrabble. She […]

Fred Wayne Parks

Fred Wayne Parks, 68, of Nickelsville, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022 at his resi­dence. His survivors include his sister, Sue Adding­ton; brothers, Eddie H. Parks, Mark Parks and wife Angie, Larry Parks, Gary Parks, Bill Parks and wife Glenda; for­mer sister-in-law, Tracy Parks, who was special to him and helped care for him; special nieces and nephews of whom […]


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