January 2000 Obituaries

Olive P. Allen
1/31/00

   Olive P. Allen, 95, 204 Wilbur Dam Road, Elizabethton, died Jan. 29, 2000, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late William Ben Allen and Nancy Jane Treadway Allen. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert, Frank and John Allen, and two sisters: Mary Nave and Maude Coley.

   Miss Allen graduated from Carson Newman College, did post-graduate work at the University of Hawaii and Columbia University of New York. She taught English at Elizabethton High School, Educational Director of the Citidel Baptist Church, Charleston, S.C. It was during this time the desire of her heart was realized in a call from the Foreign Mission board to Hawaii. After 10 years, she accepted a call to Thailand, where she served 10 years, which was followed by a period of service in Vietnam during the beginning of the Vietnam War, serving until retirement. When the refugees came to Arkansas, she was again called into service because of her knowledge of their customs.

   Miss Allen has spoken to many churches and civic organizations in Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. She was a member of Siam Baptist Church.

   Survivors include one sister, Bernice Allen Morrell, 1004 Walker Street, Elizabethton; one brother, William Jones (Bill) Allen, 165 Bill Allen Road, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ALLEN -- Funeral services for Miss Olive P. Allen, 95, 204 Wilbur Dam Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with her Lord Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Siam Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Gatton and the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Nave Cemetery. Music will be provided by Norine Allen, organist; Bill Anderson, pianist; and Brian Wilson, soloist. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Monday and also at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, will be Charles Allen, John Allen, Ben E. Allen, Mike Allen, Guy Allen, Scott Elliott, Jack Woodward and David Rotenberry. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her nieces, nephews and cousins, her church family, members of the International Baptist Missionary Board, all of her children she has taught through the years, also Ben A. Morrell, Ray Elliott, Frank Ward and Arnold Frazier. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Miss Allen to the World Hunger through the Siam Baptist Church, 2414 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the donor's favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Friends may also call at the residence of her brother, Bill Allen, 165 Bill Allen Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Roby G. Daniels, Sr.
1/31/00

   Roby G. Daniels, Sr., 82, formerly of 117 Williams Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Hugh and Luta Carter Daniels. He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Lambert McClain Daniels, July 16, 1986, two brothers: Harry and Sam Daniels; and one sister, Nell Daniels.

   He was a member of Westside Christian Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. Mr. Daniels was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include one son, Roby Glen Daniels, Jr., Raleigh, N.C.; one step-son, John W. McClain, Gray; two grandchildren: Kim McClain, Watauga; and Tara McClain, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.

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

   MCCLAIN -- Funeral services for Roby G. Daniels, Sr., 82, formerly of 117 Williams Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Jim Curtis, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors and members of Westside Christian Church. Military honors will be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsolm V.F.W. Post No. 2166. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel (423-542-2232), is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ronald L. Floyd
1/31/00

   Ronald Lee Floyd, 47, Greene Valley Developmental Center, Greeneville, Tenn., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Takoma Adventist Hospital in Greeneville.

   A native of Carter County, Mr. Floyd was the son of Bessie Rosalee Williams Floyd of Greeneville, N.C., and the late James Aaron Floyd.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Michael Dennis Floyd, Elizabethton; three aunts: Kathy Harrell and Desserree Markland, both of Washington, N.C.; Valerie Sprague, Fayetteville, N.C.; three uncles: Bill Floyd and Harry Floyd, both of Johnson City; and Jerry Eugene Cole, Roan Mountain; his maternal grandmother, Gladys Cole, Roan Mountain; and one nephew.

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

   FLOYD -- Funeral services for Ronald Lee Floyd, 47, Greene Valley Developmental Center, Greeneville, Tenn., who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, with Chaplain Dave Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. A special "thanks" is extended to Pat Conner and other care givers of the group home at Greene Valley Developmental Center and to Sandra McClellan, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday afternoon at Tetrick funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the home of a cousin, Sandra McClellan, 231 Bishop Hollow Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel (423-542-2232), is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

Rothie J. Fox
1/31/00

   Rothie John Fox, 84, 907 DeJarnett Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   A native of Yancey County, N.C., he was the son of the late John and Lizzie Laws Fox and had lived in Elizabethton most of his life. Mr. Fox was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

   He was a member of East Side Baptist Church and a retired maintenance employee of the City of Elizabethton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Stella Frances Montgomery Fox, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law: Sandy and Steve Cornett, Elizabethton; two brothers: Avery Fox and Vernon Fox, both of Micaville, N.C.; one sister, Jean Briggs, Green Mountain, N.C.; one granddaughter, Stephenie Heaton, Hampton; one grandson, Chris Cornett, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

   FOX -- Graveside services for Rothie John Fox, 84, 907 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, with Dr. Dwight Hobbs officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from nephews and East Side Baptist Adult Men's Sunday School Class. Everyone will meet at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at the cemetery for the service. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday evening at East Side Baptist Church or at the residence, 907 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to East Side Baptist Church, 1509 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel (423-542-2232), is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

 

Raymond Honeycutt
1/31/00

   Raymond Honeycutt, 75, 1357 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Sam and Bertha Hampton Honeycutt. He was preceded in death by two sons, two brothers and two sisters.

   He was retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He was also retired from the Flight Line of Patterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo. He was a member of the Christian Church in Colorado Springs. He served in the service during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Colorado Springs and was a member of the Retired Enlisted Association.

   Survivors include his wife, Catherine Berry Honeycutt; two daughters: Kay Stapleton, Illinois; and Donna Levi, Tempe, Ariz.; three step-daughters: Patricia Bowers, Wilma Huskins, and Kathy Taylor, all of Elizabethton; three brothers: J.C. Honeycutt, Watauga; Hoover Honeycutt, Lake City, Fla.; and Ed Honeycutt, Bristol; four grandsons, five step-grandchildren and nine step-great grandchildren.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HONEYCUTT -- Memorial services for Raymond Honeycutt, 75, 1357 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Duncan and the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating. Interment will be in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, at 10 a.m. Monday. Active pallbearers will be Buster Arnold, Carson Puckett, Rondal Honeycutt, Michael Huskins, Rick Montgomery, Alfred Campbell, Ray Basham, Scotty Montgomery and Joey Montgomery. Friends may call at the residence any time. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Grace L. Stout
1/31/00

   Mrs. Grace L. Stout, 79, 511 Doeville Road, Butler, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.

   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ed and Bertha Robinson Rainbolt. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert H. Hilton, and a brother, Park Rainbolt.

   She was a 1942 graduate of Johnson County High School and a graduate of the Appalachian School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse. She was employed at the Appalachian Hospital, the Veterans Hospital, Mountain Home. She worked for Dr. R.O. Glenn, Mountain City, until her retirement. Mrs. Stout was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Chester T. "Tilley" Stout; two daughters and one son-in-law: Mona and Sammy Stout, Elizabethton; and Hilda Stout, of the home; one son, Gary Hilton, Butler; two sisters: Mae Grindstaff, Mountain City; and Buena Hawks, Butler; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and one niece.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   STOUT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Grace L. Stout, 79, 511 Doeville Road, Butler, who died Friday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kreg Smith officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday, will be Jerry Stout, Lowell Stalcup, Elwood Arnold, Ray Stout, Clayton Brown and Carter Isaacs. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Fenner, the staff of First Medical Group, the staffs of the ICU units of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, the staff of the Johnson County Housecall Home Health and friends of Little Doe Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Stout to the Johnson County Rescue Squad. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Elbert F. Tucker
1/31/00

   Elbert Franklin Tucker, 87, of Bluff City, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at Bristol Regional Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Tucker was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Herbert S. and Matilda Burton Tucker. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Susan Farthing Tucker, July 23, 1994, a sister, Rhoda Shuey, and two brothers, Charles and Ellis Tucker.

   Mr. Tucker was a 1932 graduate of the Watauga Academy and a 1953 graduate of East Tennessee State College. He also had attended Appalachian State at Boone, N.C. He was a retired school teacher, having taught in Johnson County, and retired form the Sullivan County School System. He was active in the Watauga Alumni Association.

   He was a former member of the Little Doe Baptist Church, Butler, and was a present member of the First Baptist Church of Bluff City. He was a member of the Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge #444, Bluff City, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served in Scotland, England, France and Germany.

   Survivors include a daughter, Jenny Lynn Tucker Farthing, Alberta, Canada; two sisters, Louise Pleasant and Florence Tucker, both of Butler; two brothers, Troy Tucker, Bristol, and Warren Tucker, Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandsons, Michael and Tom Farthing. Two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Frank H. Brown
1/28/00

   Frank H. Brown, 91, 8155 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at Roan Highlands Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mr. Brown was a native of Carter County and a son of the late LaFayette and Callie Graybeal Brown. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Fern, Scott and Robert Brown, and a sister, Janice Stinson.

   Mr. Brown was a member of First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain where he served as a deacon and trustee. He was a retired mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Velma Tomlinson Brown, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, F.J. and Pam Brown, Martinsville, Va.; a brother, Gene L. Brown, Smithville, W.Va.; and two twin grandchildren, Andrew and Jason Brown, Martinsville, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BROWN -- Graveside services for Frank H. Brown, 91, 8155 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery 1:55 p.m. Saturday for the service. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 148, Roan Mountain, Tenn. 37687. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Jeroma M. Davis
1/28/00

   Mrs. Jeroma M. Davis, 89, 214 2nd Avenue, Hampton, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Davis was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Hugh and Mary Frances Tester Dunn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Jack" Davis, a brother, Wiley, and a sister, Myrtle.

   Mrs. Davis had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was a member and former Sunday School Teacher of Hampton First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son, Leon Davis, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jean and Charles Cook, Elizabethton, and Helen and John Hyatt, Hampton; and three sisters, Donnie Hicks, Jonesborough, Adalee Bailey, Johnson City, and Margaret Godsey, Kingston, Tenn. Nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a special nephew, Buddy Joe Norris, Elizabethton, also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   DAVIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Jeroma M. Davis, 89, 214 2nd Avenue, Hampton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Archer officiating. Nicki Lyons will provide the music. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home any time Friday. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and John Hyatt, 108 Lyons Road, Hampton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

M.B. Hampton
1/28/00

   M.B. Hampton, 130 Main Street, Milner, Ga., died Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

   Mr. Hampton was a native of Bristol and had lived in Roan Mountain for a number of years before going to Georgia.

   Survivors include his wife, Mahala Tolley Hampton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery and Sandra Hampton; three daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer and Skip, Joy and Jill; a sister; a brother; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

   Memorial services will be conducted Friday morning in Georgia.

   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.


Jesse H. Jarrett
1/28/00

   Jesse J. Jarrett, 85, 184 Jesse Jarrett Rod, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following a brief illness.

   Mr. Jarrett was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William and Myra Street Jarrett. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Sue Heaton, and four brothers.

   Mr. Jarrett was a devoted member of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and former Adult Sunday School Teacher. He was the owner of Jarrett's Apple Orchard and a previous member of the Apple Growers' Association. He served as a former member of the Board of Directors of the Carter County Farm Bureau.

   Survivors include his wife, Carrie Miller Jarrett, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Beth Ann Jarrett, Roan Mountain; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Hubert Hodge, Blountville, Betty and Jim Hughes, Elizabethton, and Grace and Tom Presnell, Bristol; a sister, Mary Garland, Roan Mountain; a brother, Earl Jarrett, Knoxville; five grandsons, Gregory Heaton, Roan Mountain, Jeff Hodge, Raleigh, N.C., Scott Hodge, Bristol, Jim Hughes and Michael Hughes, both of Elizabethton; three granddaughters, Becky Emmert, Johnson City, Regina Buck, Roan Mountain, and Denna Shelton, Unicoi; and four great-grandchildren, Autumn and Amanda Heaton, Emily Hodge and Brandon Hodge. Several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Zeb Honeycutt, also survive.

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

   JARRETT -- Funeral services for Jesse J. Jarrett, 85, 184 Jesse Jarrett Rod, Roan Mountain, who went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 26, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Burbank Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Blevins and speaker, Mr. Johnny Hill, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church Quartet and Mrs. Denise Hill. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jarrett Family Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the service. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Jeff Hodge, Scott Hodge, Gregory Heaton, Jimmy Hughes, Michael Hughes, Lincoln Shelton and Jon Buck. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, Zeb Honeycutt and special friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Burbank Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Burbank Free Will Baptist Church Youth Program. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Nellie J. Kirk
1/28/00

   Mrs. Nellie Jane Pate Kirk, 2602 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died at her residence Thursday, January 27, 2000.

   Mrs. Kirk was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Beryl and Ida Stephens Pate. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Beryl Pate Jr. and Bobby Pate.

   Mrs. Kirk had lived in Tazewell, Va., for ten years before returning to Elizabethton. She was a retired telephone operator with Sprint and was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Donald Kirk; a son, Jeffrey Reed, Johnson City; three stepsons, Randy Kirk, Gallatin, Jeffrey Kirk, Long Island, N.Y., and Jimmy Kirk of Germany; two stepdaughters, Kathy Wheeler, Houston, Texas, and Penny Eure, Newton, Ga.; three brothers, Bill Pate and Ted Pate, both of Johnson City, and Jack Pate, Elizabethton; a sister, Mrs. Doris Campbell, Titusville, Fla.; three aunts, Margaret Manning, Elizabethton, Ruth Stephens, Jonesborough, and Hazel VanHuss of Texas; and a sister-in-law and special friend, Mamie Pate, Elizabethton.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   KIRK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Jane Pate Kirk, 2602 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Grant Long and Mr. Hugh Hatfield officiating. Graveside services and interment will be Sunday at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Rev. Dave Shorter officiating. Active pallbearers will be Todd Pate, Jerome Pate, Danny Pate, Russell Kyte, Ellis Wortham, Randy Kirk, Keith Pate, Olen Pate and Wayne McKeehan. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Tester, Leon Stillner, Eddie Daughty, Montie Aldridge, David Carden, Jim Reed, Clifford Street, Bill Hughes, Michael Pate, Frank Reed, Ralph Hopson, Jim Cable and Joe Campbell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence of Mamie and Jerome Pate, 2602 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



G.W. Matheson
1/28/00

   G.W. Matheson, 73, 569 Whaleytown Road, Butler, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Matheson was a native of Johnson County and a son of Eliza O'Neal Matheson, Butler, and the late Andy Matheson.

   Mr. Matheson was a retired employee of Burlington Mills, Mountain City, and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Little Milligan Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Linda Smith Matheson; three sons, Allen Matheson, Butler, Dean Matheson, Baltimore, Md., and Keith Matheson, Stevens, Va.; a stepdaughter, Sherry Harmon, Boone, N.C.; a stepson, Daniel Phillips, of the home; two sisters, Marcella Stafregan, Dumfries, Va., and Shirley Sharp, Hampton; and two brothers, John Matheson and Jim Matheson, both of Elizabethton. Eleven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MATHESON -- Funeral services for G.W. Matheson, 73, 569 Whaleytown Road, Butler, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Butler. Graveside Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Allen Matheson Jr., Gregory Matheson, Billy Matheson, Jeff Sharp, Forrest Sharp and Terry Reece. A special "Thank You" to the Staff and Employees of Pine Ridge Care Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

William H. Montgomery
1/28/00

   William Howard Montgomery, 64, 2591 Highway 321, Butler, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

   Mr. Montgomery was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Robert and Rosa Hicks Montgomery. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel Montgomery Griffey, four brothers and three sisters.

   Mr. Montgomery was a member of Elk Mills Christian Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 40 years of service. He served for 15 years as a Carter County Commissioner, was a member of the Equalization Board for two years, and was a member of the Roan Creek Masonic Lodge #679, Butler.

   Survivors include his wife, Marjorie White Montgomery, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard Montgomery and Randy and Barbara Montgomery, all of Butler; six grandchildren, Tony Griffey, Ricky Montgomery, Melisa Montgomery, Stephanie Montgomery, Kimberly Montgomery and Pamela Montgomery, all of Butler; a great-grandson, Joshua Dunn, Butler; and a sister, Nell Caraway, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   MONTGOMERY -- Funeral services for William Howard Montgomery, 64, 2591 Highway 321, Butler, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ronald Lunsford and Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Whitehead Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Montgomery, Tony Griffey, Steven Markland, Otis Griffey Jr., Junior White and Jerry Maupin. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Elbert F. Tucker
1/28/00

   Elbert Franklin Tucker, 87, of Bluff City, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at Bristol Regional Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Tucker was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Herbert S. and Matilda Burton Tucker. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Susan Farthing Tucker, July 23, 1994, a sister, Rhoda Shuey, and two brothers, Charles and Ellis Tucker.

   Mr. Tucker was a 1932 graduate of the Watauga Academy and a 1953 graduate of East Tennessee State College. He also had attended Appalachian State at Boone, N.C. He was a retired school teacher, having taught in Johnson County, and retired form the Sullivan County School System. He was active in the Watauga Alumni Association.

   He was a former member of the Little Doe Baptist Church, Butler, and was a present member of the First Baptist Church of Bluff City. He was a member of the Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge #444, Bluff City, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served in Scotland, England, France and Germany.

   Survivors include a daughter, Jenny Lynn Tucker Farthing, Alberta, Canada; two sisters, Louise Pleasant and Florence Tucker, both of Butler; two brothers, Troy Tucker, Bristol, and Warren Tucker, Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandsons, Michael and Tom Farthing. Two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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