Feburary 2000 Obituaries

Della Bennett
2/04/00

   Della Bennett, 95, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, formerly of Route 3, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, February 2, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Bennett was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John Bell and Rader Hamby Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester "Ches" Bennett, a daughter, Hazel Hamby, and two sons, John and Herbert Bennett.

   Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Church of Christ and dedicated to her family.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Finnett and Stanley Stevens, Hampton; a son and daughter-in-law, Max and Ester Bennett, Roan Mountain; and a special grandson and his wife, Chester and Julie Bennett, Hammond, Ind. Sixteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   BENNETT -- Funeral services for Della Bennett, 95, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, formerly of Route 3, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, February 2, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 4, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Vance Family. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 5, at Bennett Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Stevens, Thurston Webb, Greyland Webb, Travis Stout, Andy Stout, David McKinney, Wayne McKinney and Danny Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Vance Shaw and the Nursing Staffs of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Roan Highlands Nursing Center and Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Finnett Stevens, Browns Branch Road, Hampton, or her son, Max Bennett, Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Jimmie Mae Dicken
2/04/00

   Jimmie Mae Dicken, 86, Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, died there on Thursday, February 3, 2000, following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Dicken was a native of Colquitt, Ga., and the daughter of the late Gaston B. and Minnie Granger Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hansford "Hank" Dicken, September 12, 1957, two sisters and a brother.

   Mrs. Dicken moved to Johnson City in 1989. In 1996, due to failing health, she moved to Elizabethton as a resident of Hermitage Nursing Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton where she was a member of the Joyful Singers and the Philathea Sunday School Class. Jimmie served as Educational Director of Harrodsburg Baptist Church, Harrodsburg, Ky., Lighthouse Baptist Church and Riverside Baptist Church, Tampa, Fla.; as Educational Secretary at Riverside Baptist Church, Miami, Fla., and Northwood Baptist Church, West Palm, Beach, Fla.; and as Educational Secretary/Receptionist of Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, from 1977 until her retirement in 1981.

   She was also active in the Holston Baptist Association as well as doing volunteer work at the Johnson City Medical Center. While in West Palm Beach, Jimmie Mae became very active in the Order of Eastern Star of West Palm Beach, rising to the position of Worthy Matron.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gaston Sherwood "Buddy" and Rachel Dicken, Elizabethton; a daughter, Beverly Anne Dicken Johnson, Elizabethton; and six grandchildren, James Everett Johnson Jr., Robert David Johnson, Beverly Shirlene Spohnholtz, Tammy Carol Dicken, Robert Allen Dicken and Paula Michele Dicken. Three 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

   DICKEN -- A graduation celebration for Jimmie Mae Dicken, 86, Hermitage Health Center, who died Thursday, February 3, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bill Warfield and Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Hampton and Ambers Wilson Jr. Graveside services and interment will be conducted by Rev. Ron Owens at Happy Valley Memorial Park following the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Oliver, George Myers, John Wiggins, Jerry Harper, Raymond Shepard, Dr. Harold Lane, John L. Bowers Jr. and Bob Ross. A special "Thank You" is extended to the Staff of Hermitage Health Center for their professional and loving nursing care. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the home of her son, Buddy Dicken, 100 S. Watauga Avenue, #2, Elizabethton. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Hermitage Health Center Activity Center, 1633 Hillview Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Hazel Elliott
2/04/00

   Hazel Elliott, 88, formerly of Stoney Creek, died Thursday, February 3, 2000, at Hillview Health Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Elliott was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Benjamin Dudley and Emma Belle Tribble Shoun. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Brown Elliott, October 17, 1994, five brothers, Jesse, Andy, Earl, Leroy and Carl, and a sister, Vada.

   Mrs. Elliott was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Sycamore Chapter #163.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Evelyn and Joseph P. Dellinger, Arlington, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Mack and Ruth Elliott, Elizabethton; three granddaughters, Julia Swanner Shoun, LeAnn E. Eibl and Mickey Elliott, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Velva Nave, Elizabethton; and a brother, William H. Shoun, Elizabethton. Three 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

   ELLIOTT -- Funeral services for Hazel Elliott, 88, formerly of Stoney Creek, who died Thursday, February 3, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Buddy Arnold officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edwin Taylor, organist, and Chad Ellis, soloist. An Eastern Star Funeral Ceremony will follow the regular funeral service. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 6, at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bill Shoun Jr., Gebe Ritchie, Herb Roberts, Chad Ellis, Jimmy Buckles, Sonny Elliott and Roger Shoun. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the home of her son, Mack Elliott, 153 Clover Branch Road, Elizabethton, or a granddaughter, Julia Shoun, 3016 Highway 91, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Packy Fair, 114 Herbert Taylor Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or 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

 

Carl Hutchinson
2/03/00

   Carl "Tom" Hutchinson, 80, a former resident of Shady Valley, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at Erwin Health Care Center.

   Mr. Hutchinson was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late L.W. and Myrtle McNeill Hutchinson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Sluder Hutchinson, and two brothers, Doran Hutchinson and Herman Hutchinson.

   Mr. Hutchinson was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired from Burlington Industries.

   Survivors include a son, Mark Hutchinson, Athens; three daughters, Kay Clark, Mountain City, Sue Garland and Lois Hutchinson, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, Lowell Hutchinson, Shady Valley, and Bill Hutchinson, Maryville; and two sisters, Carol Curd, Shady Valley, and Gwendolyn Patrick, Maryville. Seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

   Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, (423) 727-7111, is in charge of arrangements.

   HUTCHINSON -- Funeral services for Carl "Tom" Hutchinson, 80, a former resident of Shady Valley, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 4, at Shady Valley Church of Christ with Mr. Jim Sherman and Mr. Wesley Simon officiating. Interment will follow in the Blevins Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Clark, Micah Clark, Steven Garland, Justin Garland, Brandon Garland and Brian Potter. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Henson Funeral Home or at the home of a daughter, Kay Clark, 535 Brown Place, Mountain City, any time. Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Raymond W. Morgan
2/03/00

   Raymond W. Morgan, 82, formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 2, 2000, at The Wexford House, Kingsport.

   Mr. Morgan was a native of Rutherford County, N.C., and a son of the late Addie Gordon and Myrtle Weeks Morgan.

   Mr. Morgan was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School in Rutherford County, N.C., and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in England, France and Germany. He retired as a bridge construction superintendent and was a former member and deacon at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton.

   Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Charles Morgan; a daughter, Susan Morgan Miller, Kingsport; a sister, Laura Koon, Marion, N.C.; four brothers, A.G. Morgan, Rutherford County, N.C., Charles Morgan, Bostic, N.C., George Morgan, Mobile, Ala., and Clyde Max Morgan, Swannanoa, N.C.; and a brother-in-law, Bill Charles, Bristol, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Blevins Funeral Home, 417 Lee Street, Bristol, Va., (540) 669-6141, is in charge of arrangements.

   MORGAN -- Funeral services for Raymond W. Morgan, 82, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday, February 4, at the graveside in Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Frank Crawford officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of one's choice. Friends may call any time at the home of his daughter, Susan Miller, 5149 Spring Hill Drive, Kingsport. Blevins Funeral Home, 417 Lee Street, Bristol, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

 

Bobby R. James Sr.
2/02/00

   Bobby Ray James Sr., 60, 112 Morton Road, Hampton, died Monday, January 31, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

   Mr. James was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Jess W. James Sr. and Ethel Montgomery James.

   Mr. James was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation, having worked there for 32 years, and was presently a construction worker. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and a Charter Member of Braemar Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Joyce Johnson James; two daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Doug Shipley and Leanna and Mike Brummitt, all of Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Ray James II and Shelia James, Hampton; six sisters and four brothers-in-law, Betty James, Brenda and Earl Stout, Barbara Matheson and Candy and Johnnie Fair, all of Elizabethton, Carol and Bob McClain, Hampton, and Pat and Bearl Campbell, Butler; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jesse James Jr. and Carolyn James, Hampton, and Bill and Maude James, Butler; six grandchildren, Amber Lambert, Jordan Lambert, Daniel Lambert, Michaela Brummitt, Kortnee Brummitt and Bobby James III; two great-grandchildren, Neelynn Chance Lambert and ShyAnne Ray Lambert; three aunts, Nell Caraway, Pauline Johnson and Eddie Yates; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Betty Jo Montgomery.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   JAMES -- Funeral services for Bobby Ray James Sr., 60, 112 Morton Road, Hampton, who went to be with his Lord Monday, January 31, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, at Braemar Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Cable and Rev. Charles Briggs officiating. David Montgomery, soloist, and LaVonda Briggs, pianist, will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be J.D. Smith, Kevin Potter, Jared McKinney, Fred Miller, Sam Ellison, Clint Robinson, Daryl Greer and David Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Lunsford, Fred McNeil, Frankie Coleman, Ross Potter, Keith Potter, Mark Clark, Virgil Lucas, Larry "Doc" Miller, J.P. Miller and his host of friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. James to the Building Fund of Braemar Baptist Church, P.O. Box 42, Hampton, Tenn. 37658. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Howard A. McLain
2/02/00

   Dr. Howard Albert McLain, 73, of West Knoxville, died suddenly Sunday, January 30, 2000, at his home.

   Dr. McLain received his Ph.D. from Pardue University. He had worked at Lockmead-Martin for over 44 years and was a member of a number of science and chemical organizations. He was a U.S. Army Veteran during World War II and was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Verna Bradley McLain, Knoxville; a son, David Leigh McLain, Washington, D.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and David Houts, Knoxville; a granddaughter, Elinore Leigh McLain; and a sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Charles Arnade, San Antonie, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Church Street United Methodist Church with Rev. William J. Fowler and Cable W. Trent officiating. Memorials may be made to the Church Street United Methodist Church Choir, 900 Henley Street, Knoxville, Tenn. 37902. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

   Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Knoxville.

   Courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

Lewis P. Smith
2/02/00

   Lewis P. "Smitty" Smith, 79, 314 Merry Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 31, 2000, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Hospital, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Smith was a native of Blountville and had lived in Elizabethton for four years. He was a son of the late Boy and Mattie Rogers Smith and was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Virginia Phipps Smith, in February 1998.

   Mr. Smith was a Marine Veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired terminal manager of Trailways Bus Lines. He was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sue Smith, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Josh Smith and Joe Smith, both of Elizabethton; and a sister, Kathleen Peters, Bristol. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SMITH -- A graveside funeral service for Lewis P. "Smitty" Smith, 79, 314 Merry Drive, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 3, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Military Honors will be accorded at the graveside by the Marine Corps Reserve of Johnson City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 East "F" Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

Luther F. South
2/02/00

   Luther F. South, 90, 424 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 31, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a short illness.

   Mr. South was a native of Damascus, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton for many years. He was a son of the late David and Rebecca Shores South and was also preceded in death by his wife, Polly Grindstaff South, in August 1999, a daughter, Verna Lea Greene, in 1994, and by several brothers and sisters.

   Mr. South was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with over 30 years of service.

   Survivors include a grandson, Tom Greene, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Carrie Rash, Damascus, Va., and Betty Bradley, Limestone; and two great-granddaughters, Amber and Katherine Greene, both of Colorado Springs, Colo. Several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

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

   SOUTH -- Funeral services for Luther F. South, 90, 424 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 4, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist, and David Arney, organist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

James P. Tipton Sr.
2/02/00

   James Phillips "Phil" Tipton Sr., 72, 1117 15th Street, Waynesboro, Va., died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at his home.

   Mr. Tipton was born October 12, 1927, in Elizabethton, Tenn. He was a son of the late Albert Carter Sr. and Nannette Thomas Phillips Tipton and was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Smith.

   Mr. Tipton was a graduate of Elizabethton Schools, East Tennessee State, and Virginia Tech, and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. After 40 years of service he retired from General Electric, Waynesboro and Charlottesville, where he had been an Electrical Design Engineer and Engineer Instructor.

   He served as a Deacon and Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro, having been asked to craft the wooden ross that hangs in the church's sanctuary. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America as an Institutional Representative for Troop 44 and former vice-chairman of the Stonewall Jackson Area Council. He was a volunteer at Augusta Medical Center, Augusta County, and Waynesboro libraries, and at Summit Square.

   Survivors include his wife, Joyce Miller Tipton, Waynesboro, Va.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nell and Wendell Smith, Lexington, Va., Lee and Tim Reed, Charlottesville, Va., and Beth and Scott McDevitt, Waynesboro, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, James P. "Zo" II and Jennifer Tipton, Waynesboro, Va.; a sister, Nannette T. Divine, Elizabethton; a brother, Albert C. Tipton Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla.; and 10 grandchildren, Kaitlin and Zev Smith, Katie, James and Leighton Reed, Emily, Grace, Michael and Scott McDevitt, and Veronica Tipton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   McDow Funeral Home, 1701 West Main Street, Waynesboro, Va., (540) 949-8133, is in charge of arrangements.

   TIPTON -- A memorial service for James Phillips "Phil" Tipton Sr., 72, 1117 15th Street, Waynesboro, Va., who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 3, at First Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro, with Revs. Lynn and Albert Connette and Rev. Jim Black officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McDow Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Education Fund at First Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro. McDow Funeral Home, 1701 West Main Street, Waynesboro, Va., (540) 949-8133, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Edward A. Largent
2/01/00

   Edward Arnold Largent, 56, 315 Roosevelt Street, Johnson City, died unexpectedly at his residence Sunday, January 30, 2000.

   Mr. Largent was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Dana and Bertha Birchfield Largent. He was also preceded in death by three brothers.

   Mr. Largent was a veteran of the Marine Corps, having served in the Vietnam War, and was a member of the American Legion Watauga Post #49. He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include two sisters, Alma Byrd, Hampton, and Norma Lee Alabed, 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

   LARGENT -- Funeral services for Edward Arnold Largent, 56, 315 Roosevelt Street, Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Roby Osborne officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Wanda Crowe, soloist. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Cemetery, Hampton. Military Honors will be accorded by the Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Rick Largent, Dale Largent, Jeffrey Largent, Wesley Largent, Roy Miller and Steve Maupin. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Largent and Sidney Grindstaff. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Those desiring to attend the graveside service will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

Flossie M. Shew
2/01/00

   Mrs. Flossie Mae Hardin Shew, 96, 234 Hamilton Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 30, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

   Mrs. Shew was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Dr. Joseph A. and Alice Bowers Hardin. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, John William Sellers Sr. and Joe Shew, and by three sisters and one brother.

   Mrs. Shew was the oldest member of Oak Street Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two sons, Paul Sellers, 234 Hamilton Road, Elizabethton, and John "Bill" Sellers, Elizabethton; two sisters, Veda Reeves, Kingsport, and Ruby Hodge, Elizabethton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and a special nephew, Jack Lyons; and a special daughter-in-law, Charlotte Sellers.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   SHEW -- Funeral services for Mrs. Flossie Mae Hardin Shew, 96, 234 Hamilton Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jack Lyons officiating. David Arney, organist, will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, will be Jason Taylor, Jeffrey Taylor, Austin Gilbay, Steve Sellers, Charles Sellers and Paul Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Grindstaff, Richard Collins, Bob Gentry, Mrs. Alma Cates and a special "Thank You" to the Staff and Employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Paul Sellers, 234 Hamilton Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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