Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni

Kingsport, Tennessee (TN)

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In Memory Of
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Gayla Begley Hatch
Gayla Begley Hatch
Class of 1961
Passed Oct 31, 2021
(no additional information)
Glen Harper
Glen Harper
Class of 1981
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Greg Childress
Greg Childress
Class of 1985
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Jeff Gilbert
Jeff Gilbert
Class of 1981
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Jim Powers
Jim Powers
Class of 1978
Passed Jan 28, 1988
Jim married Mary Vest (also class of '78) and they had two children.
John Ferrell
John Ferrell
Class of 1981
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
John Leblanc
John LeBlanc
Class of 1985
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Johnny Ray Castle
Johnny Ray Castle
Class of 1978
Passed Sep 10, 2013
Johnny Ray Castle – Kingsport, TN

Johnny Ray Castle, 53, Kingsport, TN passed away, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 peacefully at his residence.

Johnny was born in Indiana on January 20, 1960 to Ray Castle and Nell Compton Castle.

Mr. Castle was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Woodrow and Hortense Castle; Maternal Grandparents, Garland C. Compton, Sr. and Zola Compton.

In addition to his parents, Johnny is survived by his, daughter, Tyquia Tranbarger, Kingsport, TN; sisters, Joy Fisher and her husband, Scott, Rock Springs, GA and Jenny Castle, Church Hill, TN; and his beloved dog Lacy; other survivors include, beloved extended family, Tonia, Dennis, Dewey, Anthony and many special cousins and friends.

Johnny had a wonderful spirit. He enjoyed the outdoors but most especially fishing and coon hunting. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Joseph W. Peavler
Joseph W. Peavler
Class of 1978
Passed Mar 03, 2007
Obituary for Joseph W. Peavler
November 26, 1960 - March 3, 2007

Joe W. Peavler, 46, of Kingsport passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Kingsport, he graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and attended East Tennessee State University.

Joe was a loving husband and a doting and devoted father.

His father, Dewey E. Peavler preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Ruth Peavler; daughter, Annabel Lee Peavler; son, Jacob Ryan Peavler; stepdaughter, Alyssa Marie Ison; mother, Virginia Nottingham Peavler; one sister, Cynthia Lou Pickett and husband, Ernie; three sisters-in-law, Karen Reid and husband, Danny, Melanie Pritchard and husband, Danny, Jerri Hilton and husband, John; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with The Rev. Jack P. Weikel and Pastor Mike Brown officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Shupe Cemetery in Duffield, VA. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Joe Peavler.
Kelley Davidson
Kelley Davidson
Class of 1985
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Kim Albright Christian
Kim Albright Christian
Class of 1981
Passed Oct 23, 2000
(no additional information)
Lisa Cody Cornelison
Lisa Cody Cornelison
Class of 1981
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Margaret Ann Grindstaff Brown Gregory
Margaret Ann Grindstaff Brown Gregory
Class of 1947
Passed May 23, 2014
(no additional information)
Marie Sensabaugh Pruitt
Marie Sensabaugh Pruitt
Class of 1981
Passed Mar 08, 2010
(no additional information)
Marsha Toomey
Marsha Toomey
Class of 1981
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Melinda Bright
Melinda Bright
Class of 1985
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Nanette Peguese Wilburn
Nanette Peguese Wilburn
Class of 1985
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Nathan Penley
Nathan Penley
Class of 1981
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Penny Harper Wills
Penny Harper Wills
Class of 1981
Passed Mar 31, 2011
(no additional information)
Randy Rose
Randy Rose
Class of 1981
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)

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School News

Call of 1964 50th year reunion

When: October 18th
Where: Meadowview Convention Center
Cost: $60.00 per person
Dinner and Dance
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