January 2000 Obituaries

Lilly H. Blevins
1/12/00

   Lilly Helen Blevins, 83, 119 S. 8th Street, Watauga, died Monday, January 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Blevins was a native of Mascot, Tenn., and had lived most of her life in Watauga. She was a daughter of the late George W. and Louise Bumgardner Hayes and was also preceded in death by her husband, Denver M. Blevins, in April 1999, and a brother, Daniel Hayes.

   Mrs. Blevins was the oldest lady member of Watauga Christian Church where she was active in Ladies Aid and the Dorcas Circle.

   Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Blevins, of the home, and Penny McCracken, Watauga; a son-in-law, Dale McCracken, Watauga; a sister, Suzanna Holloway, Johnson City; three grandchildren and their spouses, Janella and Kevin Laughren, Boones Creek, Eric and Rachel McCracken, Piney Flats, and Celena and Robert Rasnake, Gray; two great-grandchildren, Miraia Rasnake, Gray, and Alex McCracken, Piney Flats; special cousins, Brown and Mildred Phipps; and special friends, Charles Henry and Emily Berry. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BLEVINS -- Funeral services for Lilly Helen Blevins, 83, 119 S. 8th Street, Watauga, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Mr. Tony Duncan officiating. Special music will be provided by Mrs. Peggy Street and Tommy Joe Andrews. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the men of Watauga Christian Church. Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Marion E. Butts
1/12/00

   Marion Elliott Butts, 85, of Childersburg, Ala., died Monday, January 10, 2000, in Childersburg.

   Mr. Butts was a native of Talladega, Ala., and the son of the late Edwin and Molly Butts.

   Mr. Butts was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and also served in the Alabama National Guard. He was an Eagle Scout, Cub Scout Leader, and a Shriner and Mason for over 53 years. He was a pioneer in the growth of Childersburg for 36 years from 1948 to 1984 and drove the expansion of water, gas, and sewer lines there.

   Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruth Butts, of the home; a daughter, Fran Harry; and four sons, Don, Tony, Joe and Marc Butts, and their spouses. Twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Curtis & Sons Funeral Home, Childersburg, Ala., with interment to follow in the Childersburg Cemetery.

   Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.


George Hodge Jr.
1/12/00

   George Hodge Jr., 69, of Elizabethton, died Friday, December 24, 1999, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, Fla.

   Mr. Hodge was a native of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Hodge, Elizabethton; a son, William Daniel Hodge, Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Linda K. Zitelli, Gainesville, Fla., and Jackie D. Vaughan, Smyrna, Ga.; and a brother, Floyd Hodge, Elizabethton. Two grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.

   A memorial service for Mr. Hodge will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at Keenburg Church in Elizabethton.

   Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, Fla., (561) 461-5211, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred B. Hyder
1/12/00

   Mrs. Mildred B. Hyder, 90, a resident of Williamsburg Villa Assisted Living Center, Knoxville, died Monday, January 10, 2000, at NHC Farrigut, Knoxville, following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Hyder was a native of Lincoln, Neb., and moved to Elizabethton in 1938 with her husband, who owned and operated the Western Auto Store in downtown Elizabethton for 46 years. She was a daughter of the late Tom and Susie Mills Hutchison and was also preceded in death by her husband, W. Beryl Hyder, January 8, 1998, a brother and a sister.

   While living in Elizabethton, Mrs. Hyder was an active member of the First Baptist Church, playing the piano for various Sunday School Classes. She was a member of the Elizabethton Women's Golf Club, several bridge clubs, and the Elizabethton Flower Club.

   Survivors include a son, Wayne Hyder, Knoxville; a daughter, Sharon Starnes, San Antonio, Texas; and a brother, Lowell Hutchison, Heber Springs, Ark. Four grandchildren and a great-grandchild also survive.

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

   HYDER -- A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Mildred B. Hyder, 90, a resident of Williamsburg Assisted Living Center, Knoxville, who died Monday, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Christus Garden of Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christian Academy of Knoxville, Building Fund, 529 Academy Way, Knoxville, Tenn. 37923. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

Martha A. Julian
1/12/00

   Martha Ann Julian, 73, 123 Cates Corner, Hampton, died Monday, January 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Julian was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late James S. and Hester Honeycutt Roberson.

   Mrs. Julian was a charter member of Sunset Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and Bemberg Industries.

   Survivors include her husband, Vearl S. Julian, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Eston Honeycutt, Wayne, Mich., and Patsy L. and Harry Crow, Hampton; a daughter-in-friendship, Shawana Brewer, Knoxville; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny Ray and Mary Jo Julian, Hampton; a sister, Maggie Miller, Elizabethton; three brothers, Orville Roberson and Carl Roberson, both of Elizabethton, and Richard Roberson, Johnson City; four grandchildren and their spouses, Kristi and Jeffery Smith, Hampton, Renay and Duane Estep, Fenton, Mich., Gregory and Christine Honeycutt, Westland, Mich., and Robin and Lynn Honeycutt, Elizabethton; and a granddaughter-in-love, Brittany Range, Elizabethton. Four 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

   JULIAN -- Funeral services for Martha Ann Julian, 73, 123 Cates Corner, Hampton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Jaynes, Rev. Gary Whitehead and Rev. Sam Ferguson officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sunset Youth Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Stevens, Jeffery Smith, Dudley Ingram, Jeff Odom, Jared McKinney and J.W. Baird. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Sunset Free Will Baptist Church, Staffs of Holston Valley Hospital, Quillen Rehab Center, Johnson City Medical Center, Life Care Center of Elizabethton and Carter County Rescue Squad, Rev. Charles Briggs, Johnny Ramsey, Henry Shuttle and Tony Pierce. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 9:45 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of her son, Johnny Ray Julian, 630 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent 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

 

Phyllis A. White
1/12/00

   Phyllis Ann White, 45, 104 Dan Berry Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at the residence of a sister, Linda Winters, Hampton, following an extended illness.

   Ms. White was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Billy F. and Beulah Berry White.

   Ms. White was a former employee of Hillview Nursing Home and was a veteran truck driver. She was a member of the Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Stacy A. Tolley, Elizabethton; a son, Glenn D. Tolley, Elizabethton; a brother, Billy F. White Jr., Connelly Springs, N.C.; three other sisters, Betty Miller and Vickie Sparks, both of Jonesborough, and Janet White, Hampton; and two grandchildren, William J. Sherrill and Amber R. Tolley. Three step-grandchildren and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   WHITE -- Funeral services for Phyllis Ann White, 45, 104 Dan Berry Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Burnie Jones officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Clarktown Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, will be Charles Winters, Troy Berry, Larry White, Anthony White, John Dunn and Paul Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be McArthur Berry, Bob Berry, Harold Berry and Conley Miller. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Linda Winters, 164 Lyons Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Charles E. Buckles
1/11/00

   Charles E. Buckles, 60, 2140 West G Street, Lot No. 13, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Buckles was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Porter and Lela Buckles. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Freida Moretz Buckles, December 3, 1998, and two sisters, Grace Williams and Irene Bowers.

   Mr. Buckles was an employee of Mapes Piano String Company of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include five sons, Charles Eric Buckles, Elizabethton, Curtiss Heaton, Whittier, Calif., Greg Heaton, Elizabethton, Michael Heaton, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Gerald Tolley, Elizabethton; three sisters, Eva Oliver, Elizabethton, Carol Start, Blountville, and Marcella Douthit, Mooresville, N.C.; and a brother, Clyde Buckles, Elizabethton. Fifteen 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

   BUCKLES -- Funeral services for Charles E. Buckles, 60, 2140 West G Street, Lot No. 13, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Willie Lunsford and Mr. Joel Stauffer, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Angela Bowman, Melissa Woods and Laura Buckles. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ken Start, David Slayton, Lawrence Pierce, and selected from friends. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow employees of Mapes Piano String Company. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 2140 West G Street, Lot No. 13, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Martha A. Julian
1/11/00

   Mrs. Martha Ann Julian, 73, 123 Cates Corner, Hampton, died Monday, January 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Elizabeth A. Messer
1/11/00

   Elizabeth A. Messer, 83, 434 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, died unexpectedly Monday, January 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mrs. Messer was a native of Bell County, Ky., and the daughter of the late Jesse and Myrtle Love Gatliff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Perry D. Messer, October 2, 1977, a daughter, Eunice Jeanette Randall, a brother and four sisters.

   Mrs. Messer was a member of Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Tonia and John Barklow, Austin, Texas, Joann and Jim Bishop, Snyder, Texas, and Jeannie and Travis Funk, Hampton; five sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Shirley Messer, Bluff City, Maurice Lee and Phyllis Messer, Mountain City, Carlis Richard and Kay Messer, San Antonio, Texas, Phillip and Martha Messer and George and June Messer, all of Hampton; two sisters, Gladys Colett, Covington, Ky., and Nora Helton, Harlan, Ky.; and a brother, Jesse Gatliff, Cincinnati, Ohio. Twenty-five grandchildren, 31 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

   MESSER -- Funeral services for Elizabeth A. Messer, 83, 434 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Grindstaff and Mr. Paul Knapp, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be Rick Carrier, Ronnie Godsey, Scott Fleenor, Steve Shelton, Tracey Bellamy and Hensley Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be people who attend Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church and Limestone Christian Church and Bob Carter. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 434 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Charles Buckles
1/10/00

   Charles Buckles, 60, 2140 West G Street, Lot No. 13, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Dorothy L. Glass
1/10/00

   Dorothy Lee Glass, 75, formerly of 500 Sabine Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 8, 2000, at Pine Ridge Care Center following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Glass was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Homer and Alta Vanover Perkins. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Harley Perkins.

   Mrs. Glass was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include her husband, Billy Jack Glass, of the home; a son, Tony Glass, Elizabethton; and a brother, Jerry Perkins, Hendersonville, N.C. Three grandchildren and a great-grandchild also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   GLASS -- Funeral services for Dorothy Lee Glass, 75, formerly of 500 Sabine Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. H. Clay Bailey, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Pink E. McKinney, Arvel McKinney, Roy McKinney, Larry McKinney, Steve McKinney, Billy Bob Garrison and Farrell Hutchins. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Dottie M. Griffith
1/10/00

   Mrs. Dottie Moore Griffith, 53, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 2, 2000, in Atlanta.

   Ms. Griffith was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and was employed as a Bridal Consultant with Macy's.

   Survivors include her husband, William C. Griffith Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Kristen G. Metzger, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; a son, Bryan Griffith, Atlanta, Ga.; her mother, Mary G. Moore, Roswell, Ga.; and a sister, Louise M. Brooks, Cornelius, N.C.

   Funeral services for Ms. Griffith were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Interment followed at Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations in honor of Ms. Griffith may be made to the American Cancer Society.

   Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.


Orden C. Lovelace
1/10/00

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

   Mr. Lovelace was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Thomas and Carrie Russell Lovelace. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Lovelace, November 23, 1998, two sisters, Juanita Lovelace and Pearl Hardin, and two brothers, Harold Lovelace and Noah Lovelace.

   Mr. Lovelace was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.

   Survivors include a daughter, Pat Colbaugh, Elizabethton; a sister, Pauline Lewis, Deltona, Fla.; six brothers, John Lovelace, Allen Lovelace and Ed Lovelace, all of Elizabethton, Clinton Lovelace, Johnson City, Glen Lovelace, Detroit, Mich., and Thomas Lovelace, Hampton; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Karla and Larry Bowers, Sevierville; a grandson, Robert Colbaugh, Elizabethton; and a great-grandson, Matthew Bowers, Sevierville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   LOVELACE -- Funeral services for Orden Carl Lovelace, 77, 146 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Interment will be in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. Sunday until the service hour. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter, Pat Colbaugh, 148 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth A. Messer
1/10/00

   Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Messer, 83, 434 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, died Monday, January 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Nannie B. Murray
1/10/00

   Nannie B. Murray, 98, 230 Price Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 8, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Murray was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Isaac and Sally Carriger Bowers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Eugene Murray, two brothers, Joe Bowers and Pat Bowers, and three sisters, Flora Chambers, Bessie Bowers and Mary Berry.

   Mrs. Murray was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church.

   Survivors include a son, James P. Murray, Elizabethton, and a daughter, Edna Grace, of the home. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   MURRAY -- Graveside services for Nannie B. Murray, 98, 230 Price Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


George E. Moody
1/10/00

   George Ellis Moody, 84, of Newland, N.C., died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at a Linville hospital.

   Mr. Moody was a native and lifelong resident of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Elijah and Rosa Moody Puckett. He was also preceded in death by a son, George E. Moody Jr., and his wives, Della Cable Moody and Lilly Smith Moody.

   Mr. Moody was a farmer and attended the Johnson Chapel.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Fred Shoun, Elizabethton, and Connie and Fred Hoilman, Newland, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Rose Moody, Newland, N.C.; and two sisters, Geneva Shell, Heaton, N.C., and Maxine Puckett, Elizabethton. Six grandchildren and four great-granddaughters also survive.

   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Moody Family. www.Funeral-plans.com/reins-sturdivant/

   MOODY -- Funeral services for George Ellis Moody, 84, of Newland, N.C., who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Sorah and Rev. Wayne Buchanan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 p.m. until the service hour. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Heaton Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Ann Byrd, Gene Shoun, Crystal Hoilman, Ronnie Moody II, Jessie Moody, Thomas Moody, Whitney Byrd, Jessica Byrd, Manada Shoun and Katie Shoun. Memorials may be made to the Johnson Chapel, Newland, N.C., or to the Calvary Baptist Church, Elizabethton, Tenn. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Moody Family. www.Funeral-plans.com/reins-sturdivant/.

Eliza M. Parkinson
1/10/00

   Eliza Macil Parkinson, 68, 1258 Bluefield Avenue, Lynnwood Apartments, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Parkinson was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Emmitt and Flossie Jane Potter Harmon. She was also preceded n death by a daughter, Evelyn Belinda "Judy" Stout McQueen.

   Mrs. Parkinson was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose and the Ladies Auxiliary Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166.

   Survivors include a brother, Lowell Harmon, Douglas, Ala.; a sister, Melba Martin, Douglas, Ala.; a special friend, Arnold Simerly, Elizabethton; a special cousin, Betty Barker, Hampton; and two aunts, Para Oliver, Hampton, and Bonnie Stout, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   PARKINSON -- Graveside services and interment for Eliza Macil Parkinson, 68, 1258 Bluefield Avenue, Lynnwood Apartments, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Butler Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Active pallbearers will be Kevin Ward, Kale Ward, Bill Oliver, Jerry Oliver, L.D. Gilbert and Mike Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Xylina Gregg, Dr. Robert Rosser, Dr. Todd Whittaker and the staff of Holston Valley Hospital, Carter County Rescue Squad and Hospice Care of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a cousin, Betty Barker, 214 Dennis Cove Road, Hampton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Arthur S. Smith
1/10/00

   Arthur Sneller Smith, of Kingsport, Champion of the Environment, died Monday, December 20, 1999, at Holston Valley Hospital after complications of surgery.

   Mr. Smith was a native of White Springs, Fla., and graduated from the University of Florida. He served as Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, then worked as a chemical engineer at Tennessee Eastman Company from 1945 until his retirement in 1976.

   Mr. Smith was an ardent environmentalist and dedicated the last 23 years of his life to furthering environmental progress.

   Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Smith; two sisters, Marjorie Smith Fiske and Sally Mae Smith Sirmans; and three nephews, Barry Fiske, Darrell Fiske and Gregory Fiske.

   The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Cherokee Forest Voices Arthur Smith Memorial Fund, c/o Dean Whitworth, Treasurer, 698 Carfie Bunton Lane, Butler, Tenn. 37640.

   A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Kingsport.

   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, Kingsport, is serving the Smith Family.


Varce M. Stevens
1/10/00

   Varce M. "Steve" Stevens, 63, 169 Dan Cole Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 8, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Stevens was a native of Mountain City and the son of the late Thomas Alvin and Carrie Lizzie Tyree Stevens. He was also preceded in death by a son, Varce M. Stevens Jr., and several brothers and sisters.

   Mr. Stevens was a retired U.S. Navy Veteran with 27 years of service. He served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. His Navy participation included: 1st Class Radar & Chief Petty Officer, Nobal Air Technical Training Command (1958), awarded Good Conduct Award for Fidelity, Zeal & Obedience (1970 & 1978), Operation Specialist First Class (May 2, 1978), Active Duty to Fleet Reserve, after 23 years, Retired USS Navy on October 1, 1984, Stationed on USS Lake Champion, USS Cone, USS Valdez, USS Daniels, USS Voge, USS Sampson, USS Ellison, USS Correy, USS Butte, USS Rich, USS Boxer, USS Wasp, USS Willis, USS Forrestal, USS Shenandoan, USS Yosemite and USS Turner. He was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166.

   Survivors include his wife, Linda Stevens, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Athena Stevens, Norfolk, Va., and Dimitra "Debbie" Stevens and Randy Beckman, Marquette, Neb.; a son, James Stevens, Norfolk, Va.; four stepsons and spouse, Jody and Stacy Hardin, James Hardin, Clay Hardin and Ricky Hardin, all of Elizabethton; nine grandchildren, Courtney, Tiffany, Corey, Allen, Eric, Ashley, Adam, Brooke and Savannah; two brothers, Tommy Stevens, Macon, Ga., and Bill Stevens, Johnson City; a sister and brother-in-law, Iva Lee Stevens and Leonard Long, Johnson City; two sisters-in-law and spouses, Larey and Chris Pippin and Jean and Jerry Crumley, all of Elizabethton; and special friends, Clyde Cole, Ralph Lyons and Carroll Buck, all of Elizabethton. Several cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   STEVENS -- Funeral services for Varce M. "Steve" Stevens, 63, 169 Dan Cole Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Gordon Welch officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be provided by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Jody Hardin, James Hardin, Clay Hardin, Ricky Hardin, Joe Hardin and Randy Beckman. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Campbell, Clyde Cole, Richard Buck, Jerry Vines, Wayne Vines and Jack Vines. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Jack Charles Woodby
1/10/00

   Jack Charles Woodby, 44, 162 White Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.

   Mr. Woodby was a native of Carter County and the son of Charlie H. Woodby, Erwin, and Zelma Hyder White, of the home.

   Mr. Woodby was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was a 1973 graduate of Elizabethton High School.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother and father, include a daughter, Katie Woodby, Elizabethton; a son, Justin Woodby, Elizabethton; his step-father, Tom Markland, Elizabethton; his step-mother, Lois Woodby, Erwin; two brothers, John Woodby, Elizabethton, and Joseph Woodby, Unicoi; and a sister, Linda McConnell, Bluff City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   WOODBY -- Funeral services for Jack Charles Woodby, 44, 162 White Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mary Grindstaff and Rick Melton. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Pate Cemetery, Limestone Cove, Unicoi. Active pallbearers will be John Woodby, Joseph Woodby, Tom Markland, Scott McConnell, Eric Cross and Robert Birchfield. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Zelma White, 162 White Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

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