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Subject: [CRR] Obits from the Middlesboro Daily news
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 10:45:28 EDT

>From the Middlesboro Daily News

PINEVILLE - Dorothy Heath Golden, 83, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at
her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1918, in Pineville, a daughter of the late
George D. and Abby Heath Tinley. A homemaker, she was a member of the First
(Moore Memorial) Presbyterian Church of Pineville, and had ran a jail
minister for women at the Bell County Jail for many years. She was the widow
of Julian Hays Golden.
Survivors include her children, Julian Hays Golden II, Ashland, Or., Lila
Heath and Michael Cooper, Lexington, Ky., Mary Heath and Larry Lefevers,
Knoxville, Tenn., and Juli Golden, Santa Fe. N.M.; grandchildren, Rebecca
Crawford, Elizabeth Ridenour, Luke Janger, and Jesse Golden; great-grandson,
Andrew Michael Crawford; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Tinley, Washington, D.C.,
and Ida Jean Burton, Paris, Tenn.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Pineville Memorial
Cemetery with Dr. Ray Gibson and Scott Crawford officiating. Music will be
provided by Ginny Fraley. Donations are suggested to Interaith of Bell
County. Arnett & Steele Funeral Home, Pineville, is in charge of arrangements.

PAGE CUTOFF - Margaret Ann Partin, 44, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at
her home. She was born Jan. 8, 1958, in Pineville, a daughter of the late
Curtis Minton and Lois Davis Minton who survives. She believed in the Baptist
Faith. She was also a member of the Bell County Deputies, and had been an
employee of Wal-Mart for 14 years.
In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Helen
Davis. Survivors Include her husband, Lutellus "Pejib" Partin, Page Cutoff;
mother, Lois Davis Minton; daughters, Rhonda (Russell) Asher, Arjay, Crystal
(Herman) Lefevers, Page Cutoff, Tammy (Michael) Jackson, Arjay; stepdaughter,
Luann Partin, North Carolina; grandchildren, Joshua Asher, Ashley Asher,
Sophia Lefevers, Michael Jackson Jr., Sierra Lefevers, Randy Buell, Shawn
Buell, Brandon Hatfield, Amanda Hatfield, April, Anderson, Jonathon Anderson
Lindsey and Jonathon Jackson; sister, Linda Buell, Pineville; brothers,
Donnie Minton, Tazewell, Tenn., Ronnie Minton, Middlesboro, Jerry Minton,
Pineville; special friends, Dora Lawson, Stacy and Linda Smith, employees and
staff of Wal-Mart, Alvie and Carol Buell, staff of Bell County Courthouse.;
and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Creech Funeral Home
Chapel with the, Rev. Donnie Buell officiating. Music will be provided by
Donnie and Ruby Buell. Interment was in the Partin Cemetery. Pallbearers were
family and friends. Visitation was from 6-9 P.M. Saturday at the Creech
Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

STONEY FORK - Elizabeth Caldwell, 87, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002,
at Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born Aug. 5, 1915, a
daughter of the late Sol Forrest and Francis Caldwell Forrest. She was a
member of Kale Saylor Pentecostal Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe
Caldwell; two sons, Henry and Ernest Caldwell; a son-in-law, John L. Cox; and
a daughter-in-law, Marie Cox Caldwell. Survivors include six sons, Elihue
(Virginia) Caldwell, Mill Creek, Sol (Bertha) Caldwell, Stoney Fork, James
(Chaney) Caldwell, Arjay, Joe (Loretta) Caldwell Jr., Kettle Island, Wiley
Caldwell of Stoney Fork and Faye Burton of Gray, Ky., and Gervaus (Bridgett)
Caldwell, Stoney Fork; three daughters, Mrs. John L. (Stella) Cox, Stoney
Fork, Mrs. Hobert (Martha) Cox, Arjay, and Mrs. Bertchel (Loretta) Sullivan,
Kettle Island; one sister, Ida Brock, Stoney Fork; one step-sister, Ada Mae
Lawson, Stoney Fork; one step-brother, Hugh Helton of Tennessee; 35
grandchildren (the smallest of which is Andrea Elizabeth Caldwell); two
step-granddaughters, Haley Saylor and Stephanie Brock; 41 great-grandchildren
and three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Kale Saylor Pentecostal
Church with Ronnie Hoskins, Kenneth Saylor, Bobby Miracle and George Neal
presiding. Music was provided by church singers. Burial was in Stoney Fork
Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Visitation was Thursday at Kale
Saylor Pentecostal Church. Creech-Durham Funeral Home is in charge of all

STONEY FORK - Liza Belcher, 76, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at
Pineville Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Harlan, Ky., a
daughter of the late James Whitehead and Mattie Saylor Whitehead. She was of
the Pentecostal faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Johnny and
J.D. Belcher; and a grandson, Chris Matterson. Survivors include her husband,
Vernon Belcher, Stoney Fork; children, Shirley Helton, Lois Helton, both of
Stoney Fork, Ruth Wilson, Morristown, Tenn., Daniel Belcher, Straight Creek;
Geneva Griffey, Barbara Matterson, Kenneth Belcher, and Bonnie North, Stoney
Fork; grandchildren, Dolly and Eb, Marcus, Rolanda, Lisa, Gary, Randy, Jenny,
Tammy, Sonda, Eric, Stephine, Chris, Amanda, Ann, and Johnathan;
great-grandchildren, Tiffney, Crystal, Brandon, Travis, Darrin, Arnold Ray,
Alex, Brittany, Maddie, Courtney, Brianna; great-great-grandchildren, Morgan
and Sidney.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Branch
Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Hershel Belcher, George Neal, Thea O.
Carter, and Ted Brock presiding. Burial will be in the Belcher Family
Cemetery at Stoney Fork. Pallbearers will be Delbert Helton, Arnold Griffey,
Everett Helton, Mark Matterson, Harrison Gray, and Randy Hoskins. Visitation
was Friday at Laurel Branch Pentecostal Church. Creech-Durham Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.

DORTON BRANCH - Rachael Danielle Reynolds, 6, passed away Friday, Sept. 13,
2002, at her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1995, in Pineville, a daughter of
Johnny Reynolds II and Tracie Wilder. She was a second grade student at Lone
Jack Elementary School.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, George Seabolt. Survivors
include her father, Johnny Allen Reynolds II, Dorton Branch; mother, Tracie
Wilder, Dorton Branch; brother, Billy Wilder, Dorton Branch; sister, Emily,
Dorton Branch; grandparents, Johnny Reynolds, Dorton Branch, Donna Reynolds,
Lavonia, Mich., Louise "Cookie" Rose, Dorton Branch, Butch Rose, Dorton
Branch; great-grandparents, Iva Lee Seabolt, Page, Marie Wilder, Dorton
Branch; special aunts, Jamie Reynolds, Dorton Branch, and Charity Rose,
Dorton Branch.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Creech Funeral Home,
Middlesboro, with the Rev. Tim H. Mills officiating. Music will be provided
by Thomasa Risner. Burial will be in Overton Cemetery at Dorton Branch.
Pallbearers will be officers from the Bell County Sheriff's Department, Bell
County Volunteer Fire Department, Bell County EMS, and the Pineville Police
Department. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Reynolds, Bill Rose, Butch
Rose, and Jerry Wilder. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Creech
Funeral Home, Middlesboro. Creech-Durham Funeral Home, Pineville, is in
charge of all arrangements.

MIDDLESBORO - Rev. Hobart Dail Sowders, 62, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10,
2002, at the University of Tennessee Hospital. Born April 12, 1940, in
Middlesboro, he was the son of the late Robert Scott Sowders and Artie Maples
Sowders. He was pastor of Gospel Outreach Baptist Church in Middlesboro, and
served as chaplain for the Middlesboro Police Department and the Bell County
Sheriff's Department.
Survivors include his wife, Vickie Sowders, Middlesboro; brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law, Larry and Lois Parks, Nancy, Ky., Gary and Carolyn Parks,
Tazewell, Tenn., Pat Parks, Knoxville, Tenn., Jennifer and James Davis,
Clairfield, Tenn., Melody Parks, Greenwood, S.C., Tim Parks, Clairfield,
Tenn., Mary and Mike Lambdin, Wake Forest, N.C., Brian Parks, Wake Forest,
N.C., Bruce Parks, Clairfield, Tenn., and Terry and Melanie Parks, Ware
Shoals, N.C.; mother-in-law, June Parks, Greenwood, S.C.; father-in-law, Don
Parks, Jellico, Tenn.; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Binghamtown Baptist
Church with the Rev. Bruce Walzer presiding. Music will be provided by Alva
Cunningham. Burial will be in Old Yellow Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
Robin Venable, Jimmy England, Mike Hensley, Wade Barnett, Robbie Parks,
Donnie Burnett, Harold Womack, and Tony Francisco. Honorary pallbearers will
be members of the Middlesboro Police Department, Bell County Sheriff's
Department, and his brothers-in-law. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Thursday at
Binghamtown Baptist Church. Creech Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON CITY TENN. - Lucian Clay Hodges, Jr., 50, passed away Monday, Sept.
9, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Pineville, he had lived
most of his life in Johnson City. He was a son of Lucian Clay Hodges Sr.,
Johnson City, and the late Rita Murray Hodges. He received a bachelor of
science degree in business management and earned a teaching degree in
secondary and elementary education from East Tennessee State University. He
was currently working towards a master's degree in history at ETSU. He was a
member of Grandview Christian Church, Johnson City, and Phi Alpha Theta, the
International Honor Society for History.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Debra Hefflen Hodges;
a son and daughter-in-law, Lucian Clay Hodges, III and Jannifer McArdle
Hodges, Johnson City; sister, Joyce Evans, Pineville; granddaughter, Hayley
Elise Hodges, Johnson City; four nephews, Jon Evans and Jason Evans, both of
Pineville, Jamie Pierson and Ronald Pierson Jr., both of Johnson City; two
nieces, Jessica Pierson and Amanda Pierson, both of Johnson City; one
great-nephew, Jon-Mikel Evans, Pineville; three great nieces, Alisa Pierson,
Cynthia Lasiter and Kimmie-Jo Pierson, all of Johnson City.
Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Thursday at Morris-Baker South
Chapel with Aaron Wymer officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday
at Pineville Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
Thursday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, Tenn., which is in
charge of arrangements.
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