January 2000 Obituaries

Barbara E. Coleman
1/27/00

   Mrs. Barbara Ellon Coleman, 62, 621 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mrs. Coleman was a native of Randolph County, Ind., and a daughter of the late Earnest G. and Emiley Atkinson Hunt. She was also preceded in death by a brother.

   Mrs. Coleman moved to Elizabethton from Hammond, Ind., in 1991. She attended Prayer Tabernacle. She was a musician and a lover of pets.

   Survivors include her husband, Moses Coleman; one aunt, Mary Korstange, Schoolcraft, Mich.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; one brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Abel and Cleo Coleman, Elizabethton, Annabelle Zappone of Florida, Betty Hall of Kentucky and Dora Guinn of Arkansas.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   COLEMAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Ellon Coleman, 62, 621 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Prayer Tabernacle with Rev. A.G. Wagner and Rev. Timothy Watterson officiating. Bill and Barbara Trent will provide the music. Interment will be in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from the men of Prayer Tabernacle and Paul Mayes. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at her residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Jessie H. Jarrett
1/27/00

   Jessie H. Jarrett, 85, 184 Jess Jarrett Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following a brief illness.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.

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

Ellen C. Vaughn
1/27/00

   Mrs. Ellen Campbell Vaughn, 710 East Second Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Vaughn was a native of Boise, Idaho, and a daughter of the late James Samuel and Lula M. Whitehead Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roger T. Vaughn Sr., in 1975, two sisters and one brother.

   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry E. and Marzeta Vaughn and Roger T. "Tom" and Lynda Kay Vaughn, all of Elizabethton, and Richard M. "Mike" and Bonnie K. Vaughn, Morristown; one sister, Mrs. Emma Lee Pruitt, Elizabethton; one brother, Bobby Campbell, Vacaville, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Lisa M. Vaughn, Larry Ed Vaughn, Jeffrey Michael Vaughn, Tommy Vaughn and Kevin Vaughn.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   VAUGHN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Campbell Vaughn, 710 East Second Street, Elizabethton, who went to be with her Lord Tuesday, January 25, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Lynda Kay Vaughn and Rev. Phil Poston will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be Bill Elliott, Kevin Vaughn, Tommy Vaughn, Larry Vaughn Jr., Jeffrey Vaughn and William Pearce. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Birchfield, Tommy Pleasant, J.B. Berry, Dalton Tolley, Don Pearce, Richard Pearce and John Oxendine. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Lynda Kay Vaughn, 1016 Broad Street Extension, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Vaughn to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

King Elliott
1/26/00

   MIDLAND, Ga. -- Graveside services with military honors for King Elliott, who died Monday, December 27, 1999, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, in the Main Post Cemetery at Ft. Benning, Ga.

   Mr. Elliott, 73, was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn. He was retired from the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion.

   Survivors include his wife, Junko Elliott, Columbus, Ga.; two daughters, Dr. Linda R. Elliott, San Antonio, Texas, and Mimi Fountain, Columbus Ga.; a sister, Thelma Gentry, Starkville; and one grandson.

 

Paris Perkins
1/26/00

   Paris "Jake" Perkins, 82, Roan Highlands Nursing Home, formerly of Route 3, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Perkins was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Joseph and Dora Richardson Perkins. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Shell Perkins, December 19, 1999, two grandchildren, five brothers and four sisters.

   Mr. Perkins was a member and deacon of Morgan Branch Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was caretaker of the Richardson Cemetery for 40 years.

   Survivors include four sons, Rev. Gary Perkins, Rodney Perkins and J.C. "Joe" Perkins, all of Hampton, and Dexter Perkins, Roan Mountain, and three daughters, Wanda Frye, Roan Mountain, Deloris Shelton, Jonesborough, and Faye Philyaw, Granite Falls, N.C. Twenty-four grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.

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

   PERKINS -- Funeral services for Paris "Jake" Perkins, 82, Roan Highlands Nursing Home, formerly of Route 3, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Jim Storie and Rev. Keith Gwyn officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Pilgrim Singers. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Perkins Family Cemetery in Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Steve Blair, Chris Hicks, Keith Perkins, Michael Perkins, Kenneth Bowers, Timothy Perkins and Bradley Perkins. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Wanda Frye, 552 Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, or a son, Rev. Gary Perkins, 215 Church Street, Hampton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

China M. Scalf
1/26/00

   China Marie Scalf, 76, of Germantown, Ohio, formerly of Hampton, died Monday, January 24, 2000, at Sycamore Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

   Mrs. Scalf was a native of Elk Park, N.C., and the daughter of the late Henry Dewey and Novella Hicks Holtsclaw. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Edgar Scalf, and a brother, Homer P. Holtsclaw.

   Survivors include two sons, Dayton P. Scalf, Johnson City, and Larry E. Scalf, Hampton, and a daughter, Marty Gillespie, Germantown, Ohio. Six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.

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

   SCALF -- Funeral services for China Marie Scalf, 76, of Germantown, Ohio, formerly of Hampton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 27, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Burl Sluder officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Pilgrims. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Gillespie, Shawn Gillespie, John Hill, Todd Velt, Lynn Scalf and Bill Weeks. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Carl Shoun
1/26/00

   Carl "Mutt" Shoun, 56, Highway 67, Hampton, died Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mr. Shoun was a native of Butler and the son of the late Thelmer and Pauline Shoun. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Shoun and Donnie Shoun.

   Mr. Shoun was self-employed as an electrician.

   Survivors include two brothers, Sheryl Shoun, Butler, and Tommy Shoun, of Nevada; a sister, Joann Pierce, of Indiana; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kim and Chris Proffitt, Elizabethton, Brandy and Keith Perkins, Roan Mountain, and April Shoun, Butler; two granddaughters, Morgan Perkins, Roan Mountain, and Lacey Greenwell, Butler; and four special friends, Andy Calhoun and Teresa Holder, Hampton, Judy Rogers and Jeannie Marlow, Elizabethton.

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

   SHOUN -- Funeral services for Carl "Mutt" Shoun, 56, Highway 67, Hampton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 27, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bill Younce officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ty Bowling, Andy Hoilman, Boyd McKinney, Bill Shoun, Andy Calhoun and David Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Lipford, PT Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Scott Caudle, Larry Shoun, Joel Greenwell, Dayton Harold and Allen Grindstaff. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at Lon & Teresa's Grill, Hampton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Ernie H. Nave
1/25/00

   Ernie Haskel Nave, 66, died Friday, January 21, 2000, in Flint, Mich.

   Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Gail Anderson, Burton, Mich., and a sister-in-law, Roxie Nave, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw, Grand Blanc, Mich., with interment to follow in the Crestwood Cemetery, Grand Blanc, Mich.

   Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home


Larry G. Blevins
1/24/00

   Larry Glen Blevins, 56, 469 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died suddenly Saturday, January 22, 2000, at his residence.

   Mr. Blevins was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Kail and Lillie Roberts Blevins. He was also preceded in death by his grandfather and grandmother, Tennessee and Cora Blevins.

   Mr. Blevins was of the Free Will Baptist faith. He was a machinist at PSG and a farmer.

   Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Sue Blevins, of the home; two daughters, Deanna Kay Blevins Hensley and her husband, David Lynn Hensley, Jonesborough, and Glenda Denise Blevins and her fiance, Kevin Conner, Johnson City; one grandson, David Lee Hensley, Jonesborough; one brother, Gary Wayne Blevins, of the home; one aunt, Bernice Shoun, Hampton; one uncle, William Roberts, Hampton; one special niece and one special nephew, Kristie and David Blevins, of the home; two sisters, Patricia Dishman, Knoxville, and Linda Jarrett, Bluff City; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herman and Ellen Stout, Hampton. Three cousins and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BLEVINS -- Funeral services for Larry Glen Blevins, 56, 469 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Allen Davis officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Tennessee Blevins Cemetery with Rev. Perry Markland officiating. Active pallbearers will be Ricky Guinn, James Lyons, Danny Adkins, Roger Stout, Andy Stout, John Shoun, Timmy Roberts and Jack Whitehead. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Conner, David Hensley, Louie Hopkins, Worley Birchfield, Danny Goodwin, Patrick Guinn, Joey Guinn, Timmy Guinn, Earl Chambers, Rob Chambers, Tyrone Powell, Bud Chambers, Ed Chambers, Luther Blevins, Jack Elliott, Louis Honeycutt, Jackie Paul Smith, Bertram Allen, Doc Hensley, Ronald Conner, Clinton Bennett, Richard Lovelace, John Frasier, Bill Tetrick, Robert Gouge and the owner and employees of PSG. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Louise E. Collins
1/24/00

   Mrs. Louise Emmert Collins, 66, 705 E. Market Street, Johnson City, died Friday, January 21, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Collins was a native of Carter County and had lived in Washington County for 30 years. She was a daughter of the late Frank C. and Juanita Mottern Emmert and was also preceded in death by a brother, James Emmert, and a sister, Florence Woods.

   Mrs. Collins was a retired employee of Sprint Telephone with 40 years of service. She was a member of Big Spring Church of Christ.

   Survivors include her husband, Bill W. Collins, of the home, and two brothers, Ralph "Doc" Emmert and Curtis Emmert, 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

   COLLINS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Emmert Collins, 66, 705 E. Market Street, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Terry Lyons and Mr. Clay Bailey, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Sprint Telephone. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Big Spring Church of Christ, 1106 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Everyone will meet the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the residences of her brothers, 206 Williams Avenue, Elizabethton, or 301 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

Edmund S. Daly
1/24/00

   Edmund S. Daly, 213 S. Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at his residence.

   Mr. Daly was a native of Schenectady, N.Y., and had lived in Carter County since 1941.

   Mr. Daly was a retired engineer with T.V.A. with 36 years of service. He was a member and former Elder and Sunday School Teacher at East River Park Christian Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Ruth Daly, of the home; a daughter, Patricia Ann Wilson, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Cynthia Jo Wilson, Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Gertrude Griffiths and June Hensley, both of New York; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, John Rominger, Elizabethton.

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

   DALY -- A graveside funeral service for Edmund S. Daly, 213 S. Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. John Smith, minister, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, was in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

Joffree Templeton
1/24/00

   Joffree Templeton, 82, Durham-Hensley Nursing Home, Chuckey, died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home.

   Mr. Templeton was retired from the V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home. He was a Veteran of World War II.

   Mr. Templeton was preceded in death by his wife, Mona Templeton; his parents, Aaron Templeton and Mollie Robinson Templeton; three brothers, Roy Templeton, Ray Templeton and Curtis Vice Templeton; and two sisters, Helen Templeton and Valice Templeton.

   Survivors include an adopted son, Charles Templeton; a special niece by marriage, Jerline Campbell, Limestone, with whom he made his home before entering the nursing home; two brothers, Herbert Templeton and Alvin Templeton, both of Rogersville; and three sisters, Maude Askew and Nancy Forgety, both of Rogersville, and Norma Jean Green, Charlotte, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Kiser Funeral Chapel with entombment at Roselawn Mausoleum, Johnson City.

   Kiser Funeral Home, 401 West Main Street, Greeneville, (423) 638-3121, is in charge of arrangements.

Carol J. Thomen
1/24/00

   Mrs. Carol Joanne Thomen, 72, 604 Swadley Road, Johnson City, died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at Asbury Center.

   Mrs. Thomen was a native of Gary, Ind., and a daughter of Evelyn Graves Keller, Indianapolis, Ind., and the late John Keller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Thomen, and a son, John J. Thomen.

   Mrs. Thomen moved from Las Cruces, N.M., to Johnson City in 1991. She was a retired employee of K-Mart and a member of Watauga Point United Methodist Church. She was a member of the DAR.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter, Patricia A. Dobes, 1122 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton; two sons, Richard H. Thomen, Las Cruces, N.M., and Fredrick R. Thomen, Clinton, N.C.; a sister, Lois Pinckley, Indianapolis, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Joanne Dobes, James Dobes and Lindsey Thomen.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   THOMEN -- Memorial services for Mrs. Carol Joanne Thomen, 72, 604 Swadley Road, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Watauga Point United Methodist Church with Rev. C. Mack Turner and Father Steve Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery, Las Cruces, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Thomen to the Shepherds Inn, P.O. Box 2214, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644-2214 or ARM, Inc., 519 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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