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Kenneth N. Alexander

LEBANON, VA- Kenneth N. Alexander, age 74, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Kenneth was born May 8, 1940 in Russell County a son of the late Vince Alexander and the late Dora Belle Fields Alexander. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the U.M.W.A.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years: Lavona Faye Alexander; two daughters: Lavona Arcel Alexander, Knoxville, TN; and Lisa Ann Bellamy and husband Robert, Franklin, TN; two brothers: Cecil Eugene, Montana; and James Rodney and wife Sherry, Elizabethton, TN; Also several nephews survive.

The funeral service will be conducted 2 pm Saturday, August 30, 2014 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Larry Dotson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery in Lebanon. The family will receive friends 1pm until 2 pm Saturday, August 30, 2014 prior to the service at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com.

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Alexander family.

 

Ernestine C. Hicks

Ernestine C. Hicks of Alexandria, VA went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Inova Hospital with family and friends by her side. She was 71.

Born and raised in Lebanon, VA., She was the beloved daughter of the late Earnest and Malissa (Alexander) Hicks.  Ernestine graduated from Arty Lee High School, Dante, VA and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA.  She was employed for more than 30 years with Pepco Holding, Inc., an electric company that served customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Ernestine was an active member of Lomax AME Zion Church located in Arlington, VA.  She was a member of the Senior Ministry, Lay Council and Missionary Society.

Preceded in death by her parents, Ernestine is survived by two (2) sisters, Hazel S. Hicks, Lebanon, VA and Brenda Smith (Henry) of Pemberton, NJ; two brothers, Alexander L. Hicks and Donald W. Hicks (Gwen) of Raleigh, NC.  A very special niece Keely Wilson and Husband, Daniel, Alexandria, VA and special nephew, Leland E. Hicks, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A very, very special grandnephew, Rutherford E. Wilson, aunts, uncles and many cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Combs Funeral Service from 6:00PM – 9:00PM.  Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1:00PM Lebanon Chapel AME Zion Church, North Church Street, Lebanon, VA.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com.

Combs Funeral Service 291 Fincastle Road Lebanon VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Hicks family.

Kyle Sword

BELFAST, VA- Kyle Sword, age 72, went to his heavenly home Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Johnston Memorial Hospital.

Kyle was born May 24, 1942 in Russell County, a son of the late Beecher and Stella Sword.

Employed by the town of Richlands as an electrician, retiring in 2011 with 46 years of service.

Kyle loved to hunt, fish, watch baseball, and talk with his friends. He never met a stranger. A cherished husband, father, and grandfather, nothing meant more to him than his family. He will truly be missed and never forgotten by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Kyle was preceded in death by his brothers: Garnet, Bill, Clinton, Newlan, and Ronnie Sword; one sister: Zola Elizabeth Sword; one nephew: Keith Sword.

Survived by his wife of 35 years: Sandy Boyd Sword; precious daughter: Amanda Blevins and husband Brandon; two sons: Michael Huffman and wife Linda; Chuck Huffman and wife Tammy; three granddaughters: Lauren Compton, Hannah Heaton, and his special joy Maddie Huffman; brother: Robert Sword and wife Doris; three sisters-in-law: Betty Sword, Belfast, VA; Louise Sword and Betty Sword of Richlands, VA; numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Darrell Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in the Ketron Memorial Gardens. Serving as Pallbearers will be Mike Huffman, Chuck Huffman, Mickey Cox, Dickie Cox, Eddie Osborne, Danny Martin, Oris Martin, and Josh Cordle. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Sword, C.L. Boyd, Ronnie Kestner, Billy Bumgarner, Brandon Blevins, Carroll Blevins, Dave Cox, Larry Hagy, Mark Combs, Mike Sizemore, Jack Richardson, also friends and employees of the Town of Richlands. The family will receive friends after 6 pm Tuesday August 12, 2014 at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com. Combs Funeral Service 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444is serving the Sword Family.

Tommy Lewis Hamilton

SAINT PAUL, VA- Tommy Lewis Hamilton, age 72, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Tommy was born December 17, 1941 in Dunbar, Virginia a son of the late Patrick and Myrtle Hamilton. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired employee of the Wise County Public Schools.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife: Dixie Cook-Hamilton; sister: Goldie Buckles; brother: Donald Hamilton; step-great-grandson: Christian Shane Phillips.

Survivors include; sister: Brenda Jesse and husband Barney Stanley, NC; Patsy Lyons Wooster, OH; step-daughters: Wanda Phillips and husband Bob, Lebanon, VA; Lois Adkins and husband Larry, Meadowview, VA; step-son Louis Cook and wife Lisa, Lebanon, VA; step-grandchildren: Brooke Barton and husband Kenneth; Bobby Phillips and wife Misty; and Abigail Cook; step-great-grandchildren: JulieAnna Cross, Levi Barton, and Nathan Phillips; special friend: Ricky Breeding; Also several nieces and nephews survive.

The graveside will be conducted at 11 am Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in the Ketron Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Phillip Cook officiating.

Expression of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com.

Combs Funeral Service. 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Hamilton family.

Paul Williams

COEBURN, VA- Paul Memphis Williams, age 73 passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at his home.

Paul was born April 20, 1941 in Russell County, a son of the late Memphis Williams and the late Trula Robinette Williams. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was of the Holiness Faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death his 1st wife: Stella Williams; 2cd wife Chasteena Williams; and two brothers: John Arthur Williams and James Albert Williams.

Survivors include two sisters: Naomi Harrison and husband Donnie, Lebanon; and Mary Bell Moore and husband Randy, Kingsport, TN; three brothers: David Williams and wife Patsy, St. Paul, VA; Samuel Williams, Kingsport, TN; and Daniel Williams and wife Gwen; several step-children, several step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; Also several nieces and nephews survive.

The funeral service will be conducted 2 pm Thursday, August 14, 2014 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Bill Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Family Cemetery in Lebanon. Family will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends after 6 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the funeral home.

Expression of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com.

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Williams family.

Harold Hamilton

SAINT PAUL, VA- Harold Hamilton, age 71, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 2, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Harold was born April 20, 1943 in Wise County a son of the late Rollie Hamilton and the late Verta Wright Hamilton. He was of the Assembly of God faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister: Alice Easterly; four brothers: Garse Hamilton, Pete Hamilton, Tom Hamilton and Earl Hamilton; a special baby his dog: Princess who passed away August 1, 2014.

Survivors include Companion of 31 years: Linda Gail Reedy; one daughter: Pinky Kennedy, St. Paul; one son Don Reedy, St. Paul; one sister Betty Easterly and husband Jake, Lebanon; one granddaughter: Brittany Reedy, Castlewood; two grandsons: Andrew Reedy, Castlewood; and Austin Reedy, Castlewood; two great-grandsons: Hayden Ray, St.Paul; and Malichi Taylor, St.Paul; Also several nieces and nephews survive.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the Dickenson County Home and Hospice.

The funeral service will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Hamilton family

Phyllis Gibson Vencill

LEBANON, VA- Phyllis Gibson Vencill, age 73, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, TN.

Phyllis was born in Lebanon November, 11, 1940 the daughter of the late William A. Gibson and the late Georgia Munsey Gibson. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School and an employee of the Lebanon News for over 30 years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother: Jimmy Gibson.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years: Ernest W. Vencill; brothers-in-law: Billy and Dorothy Vencill; Delmer and Jean Vencill; and Paul Vencill, all of Lebanon; two special nephews: Bobby Vencill and wife Brenda, Castlewood, VA; and Delmer L. Vencill and wife Kathy, Lebanon; two special nieces: Patty and husband Mike Carter, Bristol, TN; and Sherry Jean Everett, Cleveland, TN; several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews and cousins; special feline companion: Sushi; aunt: Patsy Seth and husband Arthur, Annapolis, MD; special friends: Dema Crabtree, Maxine Harmon, Wanda King, Ancil Murphy and Jean Murphy.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of the John Hopkins University, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Vanderbilt Medical Center, and Wellmont Hospice House.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3 pm Saturday, July 26, 2014 in the Lebanon Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating. Entombment will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon. Serving as pallbearers will be Rick Gibson, George Munsey, Delmer Lynn Vencill, Bobby Vencill, Dwayne Proffitt, Bryan Vencill, Tommy Griffith, Bobby Munsey and Mike Carter. The family will receive friends 6 pm until 9 pm Friday July 25, 2014 at the church. In lieu of Flowers memorial donations may be made to Wellmont Foundation, P.O. Box 1069 Kingsport, TN 37662-9968.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com.

Combs Funeral Service. 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Vencill family.

 

Written on May 31st, 2012

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    Dana commented

    To the family of Sarah Beth,

    Words can not express the pain you are feeling in this season. I am praying for you all and will continue to lift you up to Jesus. I pray for His comfort, His peace for each of you. I pray that you are able to feel the Lord’s arms holding you close in this rough time. Love and Blessings….The Williams Family

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    July 11, 2012 at 11:00 am
    SUE JOHNER commented

    I HAD ONLY KNOW SARA FOR A SHORT TIME BUT SHE WAS A SWEET,BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY WHO WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THIS TERRIBLE TIME OF LOSS. SUE JOHNER,ATWORK PERSONNEL SERVICE, MARION,VA.

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    July 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Gary, Tammy, Lori Burke commented

    To the family of Guy Tignor

    I pray the Lord will wrap his loving arms around you. I hope you find comfort in knowing Guy is with Jimmy now in heaven. We love you all and wish we could be there. If I can help in any way please let my know.
    Love & Prayers,
    Gary, Tammy, Lori

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    July 12, 2012 at 6:58 am
    Dorothy Taylor Bailey commented

    To the family of Betty Jean Lark Blinne,

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Betty Jean. I had just talked to Betty Jean When Mary Ellen passed away on June 15th. We pray that God will give you peace and comfort in your loss.

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    July 13, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Della Bush Salinas commented

    I am so sorry for your loss. As a mother I know exactly the hurt and pain you are feeling for I loss my son back in 2001. And if it wasn’t for the Lord’s help I would have never made it through this terrible ordeal. I pray that you lean on Jesus in this time of sorrow and let him help you through this. God is our refuge in our time of need. I pray God gives you all the strength that you need.Lord I ask you to help this family in their time of sorrow in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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    July 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm
    wayne heath commented

    TO MICHAEL SKEEN. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR GRANMOTHER.OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU . YOUR IN OUR PRAYERS ALLWAYS. WAYNE AND NANCY HEATH

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    July 16, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    Joyce Snead commented

    to the family of Elane Smith
    Corkey so sorry to read about the passing of your wife. May God watch over and comfort you and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Joyce Snead

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    August 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    To Elane’s Family:
    I want to express my sadness at hearing of Elane’s passing.
    I am proud to say that Elane and I were sisters-in-law for many years. I always appreciated her for the way she would “tell it like it is”. You always knew where you stood with Elane, that was so refreshing. Althought it has been several years since I had seen Elane, I still thought the world of her and remember the good times that we shared back then. She was an intelligent, beautiful woman and an extremely proud mother. I am honored to have been her sister-in-law. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, Bret and Jacyln, she will be missed.

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    August 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    Phyllis Blankenship commented

    Karen Robinson was my BFF for the last 14 yrs, she was such a great friend to everyone that she came into contact with. I miss her so much, she was more than a friend, she was my sister in heart. Love you Karen, but I know that we will see each other again in Heaven. Give my nephew, Dominic Hugh, a hug and kiss and tell him I love him from his Aunt.

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    August 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm

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