Obituaries

James David Vanover -

James David Vanover, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Valley Health Care Center. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was born to the late Winston Ferry Vanover and Della Payne Vanover in Mountain City, TN. He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie Lewis and Elizabeth Vanover.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margaret Grace Humphrey Vanover; two sons, James R. Vanover of the home and David Joe Glen Vanover and wife Sharon of Atkins, VA; two daughters, Patricia Diane Goad and husband Edward of Bristol, VA and Sherrie Vanover of the home; three brothers, Ralph Vanover and wife Brenda of Shady Valley, TN, R.B. Vanover and wife Joan of Mountain City, TN, and Robert Vanover of Lenoir, NC; six sisters, Vedie Pope of NC, Lois Cox and husband Lloyd of NC, Ruth Borror of Mountain City, TN, Lorene Embert of DE, Ferry Roark and husband Spencer of Mountain City, TN, and Ruby Oliver of Mountain City, TN; brother-in-law, J.T. Lewis of DE; four grandchildren, Robin Smith and husband Billy of Abingdon, VA, Makayla Vanover, Isaiah Vanover, and Elijah Vanover all of Atkins, VA; three great grandchildren, Brittany Smith, Cody Smith, and Shawn Smith all of Abingdon, VA; several nieces and nephews; and friend, Steve Smith of Bristol, TN.

Visitation with the family was from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service.  A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2012 at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Harry Booher officiating.  

 In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family to help defer the cost of final expenses.

 Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook.

The family of James David Vanover is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-