Mr. James Everette (J.E.) Bledsoe, Dry Creek Road, Blackwater, Va. went unexpectedly to be with the Lord, Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. The burial will follow the service at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va.