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From: "William G. Mullins, Sr. " <>
Subject: [VALEE] Obits, News, Etc. - Kingsport Times-News Sunday, 2 Jan 2011
Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2011 10:37:31 -0500
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Ewing Clyde Bledsoe

KINGSPORT — Ewing Clyde Bledsoe, 87, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, (Dec. 31, 2010) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, surrounded by f a m i l y.

Ewing was born on May 13, 1923, to the late Ballard and Julie (Robinette) Bledsoe in Blackwater, Va. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfat h e r.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, Robert, and James Bledsoe; and two sisters, Laura Kate Duncan, and Geneva Duncan.

Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Suella (Rhoton) Bledsoe of the home; son, Noah Bledsoe and wife, Rachel of Kingsport; grandchil -

dren, Jamie (Bledsoe)

Holtsclaw and husband, Dustin of Roan Mountain, Stephen George and wife, (Brianna of Portsmouth, Va., and Ashley George of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Summer and Levi Holtsclaw, Papaw’s pride and joy; one sister, Allie Bledsoe; two brothers, Kyle Bledsoe and wife, Edna and Ralph and wife, Dapheleene, all of Blackwater, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday in the J. Wayne Hamilton Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Stanley Sims officiating.

Music will be provided by the Andrews and Mr. Alvin Goins.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Dustin Holtsclaw, Michael Taylor, Marion Dennison, Johnny Dennison, David Dennison, and Jason Robinette.

Honorary pallbearers are Jack Rhoton, David Rhoton, Jay Rhoton, James. W. Rhoton, Richard Pittman, Roland Gilliam, Jimmy Bledsoe, and Jerry Bledsoe.

The staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Ewing Clyde Bledsoe.

Florance Marie Rhoten

DRYDEN, Va. — Florance Marie Rhoten of Dryden, Va., was born in Stickleyville, Va., on Saturday, May 9, 1942, and went to be with the Lord with her family close by her side on Thursday, (Dec. 30, 2010) at the Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap, Va., at the age of 68.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Rhoten; a son, Henry Ivan Rhoten; one granddaughter, April Freeman; her parents, Willie and Margaret Fannon Phillips; six sisters; three brothers.

She is survived by six sons, Kenneth Rhoten, Johnny Rhoten, both of Dryden, Va., Jamie Rhoten and wife, Lisa of Woodway, Va., and Randy Rhoten and wife, Terry of Chatsworth, Ga.; as well as Daniel Vanover and Damion Vanover and wife Linda, both of Dryden, Va.; two daughters, Joy N. Rhoten and Mildred Delph and husband, Samuel, both of Dryden, Va. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elmo Hall of Dryden, Va.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary of the Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va. with Rev. Wayne Lawson officiating.

Burial will be in the Mountain. View Cemetery in Stickleyville, Va .

Condolences can be sent to the family via e-mail to provincefuner    .

Province Funeral Home of 42098 E. Morgan Ave. Pennington Gap, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

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