More than $52,000 raised for war memorial

   More than $52,000 in cash donations has been received by the Elizabethton/Carter County War Memorial through May 4, according to David Ornduff, treasurer.
   Among the largest contributions received to date are:
   * Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank, $10,000;
   * Charles Green, $10,000, in honor of his father, Sgt. Thomas Hadley Green, World War II combat casualty;
   * Carter County government, $5,000;
   * State of Tennessee, $5,000;
   * Elizabethton High School Class of 1961, $2,185, in honor of Tommy Treadway, Vietnam combat casualty;
   * Snap-on Tools, $1,500;
   * Elizabethton Moose Lodge, $1,000;
   * Kyle Chambers, $1,000;
   * Security Federal Bank, $1,000; and
   * American Legion Post No. 49, $1,000.
   Other contributions have been received from Chapter 824 of Vietnam Veterans of American, Desert Storm support group, 278 Regimental Combat Team - Co. E and F of the Tennessee National Guard, Letha Carr's fourth-grade class at Central Elementary School, Southern Wholesale, Snap-on Tools, ColorWorks, Sossner Sales Corp., Winston Jewelry, Cline-Holder Electric, Stanley Enterprises, the Pickett Fence, and Bowers Florist, Troutman Agency, Russ Swanay, Century 21-Whitehead Realty, Dempsey and Linda Shell, Goodwin Properties, Ritchie's, Inc., Free Service Tire Store, Roan Mountain Pharmacy, Burgie Drug, Hyder's Carpet, Elizabethton Herb and Metal, McClain's Pest Control, Dungan Chapel Baptist Church, Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, Elizabethton Woman's Club, Carter County Democratic Party, EHS Class of 1955, Jack Perkins, John Henson, Kenneth and Lennice Potter, Johnny Holder, Mayor Sam LaPorte, Haynes Elliott, Judge Lewis Merryman, Judge and Mrs. Arden Hill, State Sen. Rusty Crowe, Deacon and Carol Bowers, Roy D. Merryman, Sara and Mike Sellers, Vickie and Sam Shipley, Connie and Bob Robinson, Eugene Sams, Ken Wandell, Romel Tony Emiren, Charles and Wanda Sparks, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hart, Ron Jessee, Paulette Cumley Blevins, Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Williams, Terrence P. Means, Mary M. Ross, Amy Baird, Wright S. and Bernice Swanay, James W. Smith, H.P. Anderson, J. Louis Greene, Carolyn M. Meloon, Jerry L. Bowers, Benjamin A. Dugger, J. Harold Ray, Glenn McQueen, Judy Robinson, David H. Mills, John Smith, June Bartz, Mrs. Joe Treadway, Kent Williams, James D. Sweet, Carolyn L. Lynn, Roger Lumsden, Ivan Glenn McQueen, Hermann Banner, Suzanne M. Miller, Ronald L. McCloud, Jeb (Dump) Davis, Gale Chandler, Leslie C. Street, M.H. Lingerfelt, Jan Chapple, Charles M. Elliott, Jack C. McQueen, Jack L. Phillips, Thomas W. Carlock, Donald G. Salo, Sr., Thomas and Barbara Carlock, James and Ann Gouge, Sandra J. Crowe, Jean and Leonard Peters, Brenda Ryan, Karen Stokes, Larry and Beverly Bailey, Calvin Nicholson, Nancy Friar, Richard and Marian Taylor, William F. Marty, Jr., Richard and Frances Estep, Zella and Mack Dugger, Jack T. Lyons, Oscar L. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Patrick, Peggy Jane Treadway, Grayson Richardson, Howard Ensor, Ms. Lou Howell, George and Velma Sykes, Elizabeth F. Orser, Barbara Hollyfield, Julian Golik, Rada Perry, Betty J. Archer, John D. Richardson, Howard and Rowena Bowers, Mr. and Mrs. Paul May, Ruth Daly, Thelma Myers, Roy Carriger, Bill Renfro, William E. Mottern, William Bowman, Ruby Hampton, Tom Hughes, Joey and Joyce White, Paul Tolley, and in honor or Terry Caudill and Paul Crabtree.
   A total of $125,000 in donations and in-kind contributions is needed to build the memorial, which will be located at the corner of Pine Street and Elk Avenue in downtown Elizabethton. Names of Carter Countians killed in combat in all wars since World War I will be inscribed on granite stones in the memorial.
   Donations to the memorial are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to the City of Elizabethton Veterans War Memorial Fund and mailed or delivered to the Office of Finance Director, Elizabethton City Hall, 136 S. Sycamore St., Elizabethton, TN 37643.