January 2000 Obituaries

Vallie Barlow
1/07/00

   Vallie Barlow, 75, 248 Big Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C.

   Mrs. Barlow was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Dave and Lillie Barnett Henson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grady Barlow, January 3, 2000, two brothers, Pierce Henson and Ford Henson, and a grandson, Anthony Dunn.

   Mrs. Barlow was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Dunn, Roan Mountain; four sons and four daughters-in-law, Roy and Susie Barlow, Deep Gap, N.C., Glen and Ann Barlow, Ben and Hester Barlow and Jack and Pat Barlow, all of Roan Mountain; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Edith Gouge and Mae and Denver Garland, all of Roan Mountain; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Bruce Henson and Herman and June Henson, all of Roan Mountain. Six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   BARLOW -- Funeral services for Vallie Barlow, 75, 248 Big Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Cove Creek Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dan Blevins and Rev. Mark Birchfield officiating. Joint graveside services for Vallie and Grady Barlow will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Barlow Family Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Clarence Barnett. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Saturday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cove Creek Presbyterian Church. Friends may call at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Paul H. Estepp
1/07/00

   Paul James Estepp, 80, of Limestone, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at Fort Sanders Hospital.

   Mr. Estepp was a son of the late Backus and Minnie Belle Shelton Estepp. He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Zetta Hensley, Bertha Chandley, Martha Marsh and Nellie Norton, and two brothers, Ben Estepp and Elzie Estepp.

   Mr. Estepp was a retired merchant and a member of the Horse Creek Church of God.

   Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Margarette Estepp; a son and daughter-in-law, James D. and Phyllis Hahn Estepp, Gray; two daughters, Brenda Estepp Middleton and Joan Estepp, both of Limestone; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Anna Middleton, Limestone; and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Chandley, Telford, Mamie and Clifford Hensley, Limestone, and Joyce Broyles, Tusculum. Several special nieces and nephews also survive.

   Jeffers Mortuary, 308 North College Street, Greeneville, (423) 639-2141, is in charge of arrangements.

   ESTEPP -- Funeral services for Paul James Estepp, 80, of Limestone, who died Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Horse Creek Church of God with Rev. Melvin Shelton Jr. and Rev. Jackie Miller officiating. Mr. Estepp will lie in state 30 minutes before the services. Interment will follow in the Horse Creek Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews and Dr. Wayne Offering and Mark Pickle. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Maynard Austin. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jeffers Mortuary. Jeffers Mortuary, 308 North College Street, Greeneville, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Patsy M. Greene
1/07/00

   Mrs. Patsy McKeehan Greene, 65, 121 Garland Bowman Road, Unicoi, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Greene was a native of Carter County and had lived in Unicoi for 20 years. She was a daughter of the late Jack and Cora Rhea McKeehan and was also preceded in death by a sister, Priscilla Hope Parks, in 1999.

   Mrs. Greene was a member of Pinecrest Christian Church.

   Survivors include two sons, Timothy W. Greene, Unicoi, and James S. Greene, Elizabethton; seven sisters, Peggy Taylor, Salisbury, N.C., Patricia Hawkins, Knoxville, Pauletta Harsh, Owosso, Mich., Pam Cardwell, Jonesborough, Pauline McKeehan, Phyllis Gentry and Patty Sims, all of Elizabethton; and four grandchildren, Heather Greene and Shanna Greene, both of Unicoi, Jessica Greene and Jennifer Greene, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

   GREENE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Patsy McKeehan Greene, 65, 121 Garland Bowman Road, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. John Smith, minister, officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Retha Sproles, organist. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be David Hawkins, Chris Hawkins, Harvey Cardwell, Gary King, James Greene and Timothy Greene. Honorary pallbearers will be Randall Johnson, Cody Cannon, John Harrison, Jordy Harrison, Mark Stout, Robert Davidson and all nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residences of her sons, Timothy W. Greene, 123 Garland Bowman Road, Unicoi, or James S. Greene, 133 Ezee Street, Elizabethton. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Myra D. Hodge
1/07/00

   Myra Dugger Hodge, 87, 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C., following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Hodge was a lifelong resident of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Jim and Eliza Greenwell Eggers. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Pierce Dugger, of 53 years, and Baxter Hodge, of four years.

   Mrs. Hodge was a retiree of Johnson County School Food Services. She was a member of the School Food Service Association, the Eastern Star Chapter #218 of Butler and the Senior Citizens Center of Johnson County. She was a Lifelong Member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.

   Survivors include six sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Carol Dugger, Elizabethton, Phillip and Beatrice Dugger, Moody, Ala., Richard and Carolyn Dugger, Mentor, Ohio, Ronnie and Phyllis Dugger, Eastlake, Ohio, Gary and Gloria Dugger, Concord, Ohio, and John and Linda Dugger, Butler; four daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Donald Ferris, Taylor, Mich., Roma and Roy Corey, Grand Blank, Mich., Carolyn and Harry Sadler, Leroy, Mich., and Ruth Evelyn and Ray Gedman, Allen Park, Mich.; and two sisters, Mary Ledwell Mills and Eula Howell. Twenty-four grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Percy-Hux

   HODGE -- Funeral services for Myra Dugger Hodge, 87, 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Pastors who have been actively involved over the years in ministering to the family, Rev. Frank Woods, Rev. Ray Green, Rev. H. Brooks Peters and Rev. Doug Ranshaw, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sugar Grove Quartet. Interment will be at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John L. Whitlock, Bill Brookshire, Mike Shupe, Billy Nye, Donald Ferris, the Men's Sunday School Class and Deacons of Sugar Grove Baptist Church, and other friends and neighbors too numerous to mention. The family will receive friends at Percy-Hux Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the residence of John and Linda Dugger, 2598 Dry Hill Road, Butler, any time. Mrs. Hodge will be taken to the church at 12 noon Saturday to lie in state until 2 p.m. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.


Josephine W. Hodges
1/07/00

   Josephine Williams Hodges, 98, formerly of 124 Mayflower Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Hodges was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Abraham B. and Loretta Frazier Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Conley L. Hodges, in 1977, a son, five brothers and three sisters.

   Mrs. Hodges had lived in Washington County for 70 years. She had been a homemaker and was a Charter Member of the Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two daughters, Euretha H. Anderson and Velma H. Rowe, both of Johnson City, and three sisters, Flossie Williams, Violet Branch and Georgia Lewis, all of Elizabethton. Seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

   HODGES -- Graveside services for Josephine Williams Hodges, 98, formerly of 124 Mayflower Road, Johnson City, who passed away Wednesday, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Monte Vista Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time to leave for the cemetery approximately 1:45 p.m. in the North Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home. The services will be conducted by Rev. Mark Turner and Rev. Lennie Smith. The family would like to extend their greatest appreciation for the staff and management of Hermitage Health Center. Pallbearers will be Tony Anderson, Steve Anderson, Philip Rowe, Larry Hodges, Dan Rutledge and Kenneth Williams. To those who wish, memorials may be made to: Hermitage Health Center, "Activities Fund," Hillview Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel A. Johnson
1/07/00

   Mabel Ann Johnson, 89, 1820 Buck Mountain Road, Elk Park, N.C., died Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C.

   Mrs. Johnson was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Clifford and Maude Pritchard Palmer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Steve Johnson, and two sons, Ralph Johnson and Wendell Johnson.

   Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three daughters, Willa Jean Davis, Elk Park, N.C., Christine Fields, Roan Mountain, and Lucile McKinney, Elizabethton; five sons, Jack Johnson, Griffith, Ind., Wayne Johnson, Leonard Johnson and Stevie Johnson, all of Elk Park, N.C., and Glenn Johnson, Altamont, N.C.; a brother, Acie Palmer, Knoxville; and a sister, Edith Morgan, Roan Mountain. Twenty-five grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild also survive.

   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is in charge of arrangements.

   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Mabel Ann Johnson, 89, 1820 Buck Mountain Road, Elk Park, N.C., who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond Turbyfill officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Palmer Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tim Davis, Brandon Sheldon, Jermi Shelton, Fred Fields, Gregory McKinney, Cecil Fields, Robert Fields, Scott Carpenter and Todd McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be Sherman Caraway, Jesse Lomeli, Jason Clawson and Roger Hicks. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service hour. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

 

Orden C. Lovelace
1/07/00

   Orden Carl Lovelace, 77, 146 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, died Friday, January 7, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Marylin K. Verran
1/07/00

   Marylin Kay Verran, 58, 1052 Smalling Road, Johnson City, died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Verran was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Kay and Mary Ryan White.

   Mrs. Verran was a member of Watauga Point United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Leon Verran, of the home; four daughters, Sharon South, Micki Whitlock and Stacy Townsend, all of Johnson City, and Voni Brown, Asheville, N.C.; ten grandchildren, Cody Whitlock, Landon South, Hunter Townsend, Brandi South, Chelsi Whitlock, Halee Townsend and Carsen Whitlock, all of Johnson City, Dillon Brown, Austin Brown and Garrett Brown, all of Asheville, N.C.; and a great-grandson, Noah South, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

   VERRAN -- Funeral services for Marylin Kay Verran, 58, 1052 Smalling Road, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Mack Turner officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Don Verran, Scotty Verran, Darby Bishop, Colby Bishop, Ansley Bishop, Kacey Hambrick, Kenneth Hambrick and Larry Kilby. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire, memorials may be made to Watauga Point United Methodist Church, 409 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

Mary J. Cable
1/06/00

   Mary Jane Cable, 76, 616 N. Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Cable was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Joseph Isaac and Myrtle Danford Stout Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Haskel G. Cable, and three half-brothers, Grant Cable, William Cable and John David Cable, and a foster sister, Gladys Arnold Nave.

   Mrs. Cable was a member of Baker's Gap Baptist Church in Johnson County and attended Siam Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

   Survivors include a daughter, Juanita Phillips, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Haskel E. and Patricia Cable, Elizabethton; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Janie and Kevin Nordby, Elizabethton; a great-grandson, Dylan Lee Nordby, Elizabethton; and a sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Rev. Burl Garland, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   CABLE -- Funeral services for Mary Jane Cable, 76, 616 N. Roan Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Jack Roddy and Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sugar Grove Quartet. Entombment and committal services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Mausoleum of Hope, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Harry Cable, Bobby Cable, Grant Cable Jr., Larry McKinney, Roy McKinney, Jack Cole and Edward "Pink" McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat "Red" Bowers, Lewis LeGrande Jr., Hollis Cable, Dennis Cable, Ron Cable, Silas Tester and Dave Tester. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Myra D. Hodge
1/06/00

   Myra Dugger Hodge, 87, 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C., following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Hodge was a lifelong resident of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Jim and Eliza Greenwell Eggers. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Pierce Dugger, of 53 years, and Baxter Hodge, of four years.

   Mrs. Hodge was a retiree of Johnson County School Food Services. She was a member of the School Food Service Association, the Eastern Star Chapter #218 of Butler and the Senior Citizens Center of Johnson County. She was a Lifelong Member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.

   Survivors include six sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Carol Dugger, Elizabethton, Phillip and Beatrice Dugger, Moody, Ala., Richard and Carolyn Dugger, Mentor, Ohio, Ronnie and Phyllis Dugger, Eastlake, Ohio, Gary and Gloria Dugger, Concord, Ohio, and John and Linda Dugger, Butler; four daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Donald Ferris, Taylor, Mich., Roma and Roy Corey, Grand Blank, Mich., Carolyn and Harry Sadler, Leroy, Mich., and Ruth Evelyn and Ray Gedman, Allen Park, Mich.; and two sisters, Mary Ledwell Mills and Eula Howell. Twenty-four grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Percy-Hux

   HODGE -- Funeral services for Myra Dugger Hodge, 87, 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Pastors who have been actively involved over the years in ministering to the family, Rev. Frank Woods, Rev. Ray Green, Rev. H. Brooks Peters and Rev. Doug Ranshaw, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sugar Grove Quartet. Interment will be at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John L. Whitlock, Bill Brookshire, Mike Shupe, Billy Nye, the Men's Sunday School Class and Deacons of Sugar Grove Baptist Church, and other friends and neighbors too numerous to mention. The family will receive friends at Percy-Hux Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the residence of John and Linda Dugger, 2598 Dry Hill Road, Butler, any time. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert J. Moore
1/05/00

   Robert J. Moore, 69, of Roan Mountain, died Monday, January 3, 2000, at Roan Mountain.

   Mr. Moore was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Herbert S. and Nancy Powell Moore.

   Mr. Moore was of the Baptist Faith and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and had also served in Germany.

   Survivors include two sisters, Marie Corcetta and Nellie Church, both of Johnson City, and three nieces, Sandy Wilson, Connie Tilson and Patsy Church, all of Johnson City.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   MOORE -- Funeral services for Robert J. Moore, 69, of Roan Mountain, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Tull Oaks officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson-Roan View Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Cecil Whitehead, Mike Boone, Lynn Ellis, Bernie Hill, Allen Haney, David Tilson, John Inello and Jared Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Moore Jr. and J.D. Baugard. Everyone will meet at the Rhododendron Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Marie Corcetta, 1909 Hillsboro Avenue, Johnson City, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Bernice Rice
1/05/00

   Mrs. Bernice Rice, 69, 610 S. Greene Street, Greeneville, died Sunday, January 2, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Rice was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Mrs. Beatrice Wright, Cleveland, Ohio, and the late Lum Wright. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Swift Wright.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jesse Rice; a son, Charles Rice, Greeneville; two daughters, JoAnn Fletcher and Janet Barnes, both of Greeneville; a brother, Len Wright, Elizabethton; and three sisters, Eliza Margaret McKinney, Iva Lee Sneed and Maxine Pamborsky, all of Cleveland, Ohio. Eight grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Peoples Tabernacle in Greeneville. Interment will be in the Rice Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Kiser Funeral Home in Greeneville.

   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

 

Brandon R. Stout
1/05/00

   Brandon Ray Stout, 19, 132 Buck VanHuss Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident on Highway S. 362.

   Brandon was a native of Carter County and a son of Bobby R. and Mary Evelyn Burton Stout, of the home.

   Brandon attended Elizabethton High School. He was a member of the Souls Life Center, Elizabethton, and was an employee of Smith Wholesale, Johnson City.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lowell Thomas and Stephanie Stout, Gray, and Bryon Christopher and Angie Stout, Unicoi; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lizzie Burton, Rogersville; and a nephew, Dalton Stout. Several aunts and uncles also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   STOUT -- Funeral services for Brandon Ray Stout, 19, 132 Buck VanHuss Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lester Crawford and Rev. Todd Fields officiating. Larry Holly will provide the music. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Adam Slagle, Steven Jones, David Lang, Pete DiDonoto, Eric Thomas, Scott Blevins, Michael Wilson, Joe Diaz and Travis Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. R.S. Martin, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Brian Kimbrel, Travis Brown, Friends from Elizabethton High School and Co-Workers at Smith Wholesale. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Virgie M. Taylor
1/05/00

   Virgie M. Taylor, 89, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 117 Jim Deal Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Edward and Easter Lowe Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence George Taylor, January 19, 1990, three brothers and a sister.

   Mrs. Taylor was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Etta M. and Robert D. Blevins and Viola and Charles February, all of Elizabethton, and a sister, Tankie Mae Davis, Johnson City. Four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   TAYLOR -- Graveside services for Virgie M. Taylor, 89, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 117 Jim Deal Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Ernest Garland officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Memorial contributions honoring Mrs. Taylor may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program-F, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Kathryn M. Williams
1/05/00

   MARION, Va. -- Kathryn Mottern Williams, 82, widow of Howard W. Williams, died Monday, December 27, 1999, in Atlanta, Ga.

   Mrs. Williams was born in Elizabethton in Carter County, Tenn. She attended East Tennessee Teachers College and taught first grade for several years in Elizabethton. She married Howard W. Williams in 1940 and moved with him to Marion, Va., in 1946. She was a homemaker and later served as a secretary in the Smyth County School System. She was a long time member of First United Methodist Church and the Wesleyan Fellowship Sunday School Class and participated in several other church and civic organizations. In 1994, she moved to the Atlanta, Ga., area to be near her family.

   Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Mottern Coleman, and a brother, Edward Mottern.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Page and Dan Walden, Atlanta, Ga.; a grandson, Zack Walden, Athens, Ga.; a granddaughter, Katy Tubesing and husband, Mark, Atlanta, Ga.; and a great-grandson, Jake Tubesing, Atlanta, Ga.

   Seaver-Brown Funeral Service, 237 E. Main Street, Marion, Va., (540) 783-7107, is serving the Williams Family.

   WILLIAMS -- A private burial for Kathryn Mottern Williams, 82, who died Monday, December 27, 1999, in Atlanta, Ga., was held on Wednesday, December 29, in Rose Lawn Cemetery. There will be a memorial service, followed by a reception, Sunday, January 16, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Buddy Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 115 South Church Street, Marion, Va., 24354 or to the charity of your choice. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is serving the Williams Family.

 

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