Feburary 2000 Obituaries

Bonnie D. Street
2/09/00

Mrs. Bonnie D. Street, 91, Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died there Monday, February 7, 2000, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Street was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Swinn and Kittie Atkins Howell. She was also preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters.
Mrs. Street was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include a sister, Lucy Cole, Morristown, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

STREET -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie D. Street, 91, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 7, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 10, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Jeff Jaynes, Joe Jaynes, Steve Lyle, Johnny Miller, Larry Howell and Mike Hensley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

John F. Taylor
2/09/00

John Frank Taylor, 58, of Wytheville, Va., died Monday, February 7, 2000, at Wythe County Community Hospital.
Mr. Taylor was a graduate of East Tennessee State University.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Lewis Taylor Sr., and a daughter, Cathy A. Taylor.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jeffrey Hudgins, Richmond, Va.; three grandchildren, Will, Mac and Jay Hudgins, all of Richmond, Va.; his mother, Clara Reeves Taylor, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Betsy and Tom Ely, Wytheville, Va.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Lew and Ruthann Taylor, Harrisburg, Pa.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton.
Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va., (540) 228-3121, is in charge of arrangements.

E. Jarvis Treadway
2/09/00

Elijah Jarvis Treadway, 93, Four Oaks Nursing Home, Jonesborough, formerly of 619 Old Embreeville Road, died Monday, February 7, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Treadway was a native of Carter County but had lived most of his life in Washington County. He was the son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Treadway and was also preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Mae Hoss Treadway, in 1987, and by five sisters and four brothers.
Mr. Treadway was a retired employee of the United States Post Office in Jonesborough, with 33 years of service, and was also a retired farmer. He was a member and former deacon of the Cherokee Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dwight Moore Treadway and Herman T. Treadway, both of Jonesborough, and nine grandchildren.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

TREADWAY -- Funeral services for Elijah Jarvis Treadway, 93, Four Oaks Nursing Home, Jonesborough, formerly of 619 Old Embreeville Road, who died Monday, February 7, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Cambron officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 10, in the Cherokee Baptist Cemetery, Jonesborough. Pallbearers will be Richard Hoss, Steve Treadway, George Campbell, Cecil Knowles, Harvey Oxendine and Doran Brookshire. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph W. Wenzel
2/09/00

   Joseph W. Wenzel, 80, of Grand Blanc, Mich., died Sunday, February 6, 2000, in Michigan.

   Mr. Wenzel was a native of Detroit, Mich., and a son of the late Joseph and Lillian Graven Wenzel. He was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

   Mr. Wenzel was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Davidson V.F.W. Post #4087 and a member of the Elks Lodge in Clawson-Troy, Mich.

   Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Pearl Wenzel; a son, Bill Barnard, Flint, Mich.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Powell Wilson and Glenna and Richard Hardin, all of Elizabethton, Patricia and Jack Brown, Gladwin, Mich., and Kate and Axel Shonfeld of California; and three brothers, John Wenzel, Grand Blanc, Mich., Robert Wenzel and Emery Wenzel, both of Flint, Mich. Five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 9, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc, Mich. Interment will follow in the White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Mich. Memorials for Tennessee friends may be made to the Building Fund of Hunter First Baptist Church, 693 Highway 91, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643.

   Arrangements by Hill Funeral Home, 111723 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, Mich. (1-810-694-4141).

   This notice is a courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home in Elizabethton.

David N. Garland
2/08/00

   KNOXVILLE -- David N. Garland, 79, of Halls, died Sunday, February 6, 2000, at U.T. Medical Center.

   Mr. Garland was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and Burlington Lodge #763 F.&A.M. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Elena A. Garland, Halls; four daughters and sons-in-law, Antonietta and Willard Fleetwood, Safety Harbor, Fla., Elaine and Charles Franklin, Strawberry Plains, Olga and Whitney Woods, Jefferson City, and Marian and Derek Carrier, Nashville; nine grandchildren with twins expected soon; six great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Olga M. Lessa, Boston, Mass.

   Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel, 5301 Fountain Road, Knoxville, (865) 689-4481, is in charge of arrangements.

   GARLAND -- Funeral services for David N. Garland, 79, of Halls, who died Sunday, February 6, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Tim Patton and Rev. Doug White officiating. Friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday for graveside services at 1 p.m. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law. The family will receive friends at Gentry-Griffey Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel, 5301 Fountain Road, Knoxville, is in charge of arrangements.

Emmert Gouge
2/08/00

   Emmert Gouge, 80, 102 Reece Hill Road, Hampton, died Monday, February 7, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Gouge was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ruby A. and Martha Addie Birchfield Gouge. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Vada Ledbetter, and three brothers, Verne, Sam and Garfield Gouge.

   Mr. Gouge was retired from the Carter County Road Department, the Carter County Sheriff's Department and was a former School Bus Driver. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Vance and Janice Tice, Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Roy Gouge, Buzzards Bay, Mass.; a grandson, Clifton Tice, Tampa, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Ethel McCurry, Unicoi.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   GOUGE -- Funeral services for Emmert Gouge, 80, 102 Reece Hill Road, Hampton, who died Monday, February 7, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. The Sunset Quartet will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 10, in the Simerly Collins Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Arnold Hughes, Bill and Susan Gorman, Toney and Ann Pierce, Ray Gillam, Dr. Todd A. Whitaker, Phyllis Deal and the Staff and Nurses at Roan Highlands Nursing Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


William H. Hyder
2/08/00

   William Haskel Hyder, 78, of Mt. Vernon, Ore., died Friday, February 4, 2000, at his home.

   Mr. Hyder was a native of Elizabethton and a son of the late Cecil R. Hyder and Amanda Nidiffer Hyder of Elizabethton.

   Mr. Hyder served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring after 20 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II. Following his retirement from the military, Mr. Hyder moved to Grant County, Ore., where he worked for the U.S. Forest Service and owned his own meat shop for several years. He was also a rancher.

   He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Hyder Nidiffer; and three brothers, Cecil Hyder Jr., Burnett Hyder and Clay Hyder.

   Survivors include his wife, Lee Hyder of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Marilin Hyder, Honolulu, Hawaii; a daughter and son-in-law, Bob and Connie Maddox, Powell Butte, Ore.; three brothers, Charles Hyder, Mt. Vernon, Ore., and Jack and Verle Hyder, both of Elizabethton; and three sisters; Lizetta Pierce, Evelyn Byrd and Ann Singleton, all of Elizabethton. Four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Funeral services and burial will be held Tuesday, February 8, in Mt. Vernon, Ore.

   Driskill Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, Ore., (541) 575-0529, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Roy E. Stanley
2/08/00

   Roy Edward Stanley, 59, 293 Old Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 6, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Stanley was a native of Tazewell County, Va., and a son of Lucy Willis Stanley, Johnson City, and the late Melvin Stanley, who died in 1960. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Stanley.

   Mr. Stanley had lived most of his life in Elizabethton. He was an employee of Hampton Transprints, Inc., Johnson City. He was a member of the Elizabethton Moose Lodge and a Lifetime Member of the Carter County Rescue Squad.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Marion Baumgardner Stanley; a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Michelle Stanley, Elizabethton; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Lloyd Presnell and Maxine and Ralph Smith, all of Elizabethton, Irene Persinger, Johnson City, and Jean and Earl Smith, Bristol; a brother and sister-in-law, Elby and Betty Stanley, Bluff City; a grandson, Jared Stanley; a godson, Eric Baumgardner, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Woody and Juanita Baumgardner.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   STANLEY -- Graveside services for Roy Edward Stanley, 59, 293 Old Watauga Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 6, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 9, in the Old Slagle Cemetery (Reynolds Road) with Rev. Dave Shorter officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be John Hughes, John Hughes Jr., Tom Treadway, Keith Treadway, Gary Slagle and Hobert Birchfield. Honorary pallbearers will be members and former members of the Carter County Rescue Squad; his special friends: Ralph Barnett, Calvin Hyder and Jim and Martha Cress; and his special little friend, Curtis Treadway. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ben H. Williams Jr.
2/08/00

   Ben H. Williams Jr., 78, 285 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, February 6, 2000, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.

   Mr. Williams was a native of Whitesburg, Tenn., and had lived in Johnson City since his retirement. He was a son of the late Ben H. Sr. and Rita Remine Williams and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Monroe Williams and Henry Williams.

   Mr. Williams was a retired Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army with 31 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include three nephews, Harold E., Monroe "Roe" Jr. and Henry S. Williams, all of Johnson City; and two nieces, June Jones, Johnson City, and Wanda Dancy, Atlanta, Texas. Several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Ben H. Williams Jr., 78, 285 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, February 6, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 9, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Interment will follow at Urbana Cemetery in Limestone. Active pallbearers will be selected. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Conley C. Ellis
2/07/00

   Conley C. Ellis, 64, 147 Old Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, February 4, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mr. Ellis was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Dave and Lillie Elliott Ellis.

   Mr. Ellis was a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of Harper-Love. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

   Survivors include a daughter, Connie A. Ellis, of the home; a son, David C. Ellis, Denton, Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Jim Stephens, Chattanooga; two grandchildren, Lilly Marie Ellis, of the home, and T.J. Morris, Elizabethton; a niece, Jean Grindstaff, Elizabethton; four nephews, Chad Ellis, Charles Ellis, Randy Ellis and Don R. Ellis, all of Elizabethton; a very special friend, Mae Younce, Elizabethton; and special friends, Mike Manion and Ron and Kathern Harper, all of Charlotte, N.C.

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

   ELLIS -- Funeral services for Conley C. Ellis, 64, 147 Old Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, February 4, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 7, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Mark Street officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Mark Street. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, at Ellis Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Don Kelly, Don Williams, Ray Estep, Jimmy Tribble, George Stevenson, Chad Ellis, Charles Ellis, Randy Ellis and Lynn Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Harper-Love and members of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 147 Old Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, 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

 

David N. Garland
2/07/00

   David Nathan Garland, of Knoxville, died Sunday, February 6, 2000, at UT Medical Center.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

   Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel, Knoxville, is in charge.

Jerry L. Hart
2/07/00

   Jerry Lynn Hart, 53, 4841 Serene Shores Drive, Gainesville, Ga., died Friday, February 4, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Hart was a native of Carter County but had lived in Hall County for many years. He was the son of the late Willard and Tisha Hart.

   Mr. Hart served in the United States Marines and was employed with Memorial Park Funeral Home as a Family Service Director. He was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Trish Wetzel Hart, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Todd Reed, Gainesville, Ga.; three sons, Jason Hart, Brad Hart and Danny Sandidge, all of Gainesville, Ga.; a sister, Carolyn Meloon, Wheaton, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Alyssa Reed and Trevor Reed, both of Gainesville, Ga.

   Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232.

   HART -- Funeral services for Jerry Lynn Hart, 53, 4841 Serene Shores Drive, Gainesville, Ga., who died Friday, February 4, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, February 7, at Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with Dr. Tom Smiley and Dr. Dusty McLemore officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville. Honorary pallbearers will be David Wetzel, Andrew Wetzel, Andrew Wetzel II, Ralph Meloon Sr., Robert Puckett, Keith Brown, Ron Reed, Verhn Frost, J.D. Kennedy and Leonard Peters. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Lakewood Baptist Church "Fulfilling The Vision", 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, Ga. 30501. Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.


Ruby O. Long
2/07/00

   Mrs. Ruby Olena Long, 66, 353 Nave Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 5, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Long was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Robert (Uncle Bob) and Lula Pierce Smith. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Sherril and Burna Bowers, and three brothers, Edward, Hugh and Hobart Smith.

   Mrs. Long was a member of the Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Jesse Lee Long; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Lee and Brenda Long, David and Lori Long and Chris Long, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Helen Smith, Elizabethton; a brother, Conley Smith, Elizabethton; three granddaughters and three grandsons-in-law, Karen and Andy Wilson, Teresa and Adam Taylor and Kelly and Bob Carr, all of Elizabethton; and three great-grandchildren, Kayla Wilson, Derrick Wilson and Austin Taylor. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   LONG -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Olena Long, 66, 353 Nave Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 5, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Willie Lunsford and Rev. James Hawk officiating. The Smith Sisters will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, in the Smith Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, will be Bobby Smith, Ryan Shoun, Paul May, Joe May, Lawrence H. Pierce, Dallas Pierce, Charlie Vines and Gurney Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be James Pierce, Buddy Bowers, Chester Brown, Leonard Buckles, Jerry Buckles, Lawrence T. Pierce, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Selma L. VonCannon
2/07/00

   Selma Luella VonCannon, 80, formerly of 2465 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, died Thursday, February 3, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

   Mrs. VonCannon was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late A.V. and Eliza Church McGuire. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe VonCannon, March 27, 1980, two brothers, Stewart and Ted McGuire, and a sister, Bina Hagie.

   Mrs. VonCannon was a member of Guranda Drive Baptist Church of Johnson City.

   Survivors include a son, Ted VonCannon, Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Gertrude Cook, Johnson City, and Joy Mitchell, North Wilkesboro, N.C.; four brothers, A.C. McGuire and Hoyle McGuire, both of Valdese, N.C., Cray McGuire, Belleville, Mich., and Pat McGuire, Kernersville, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Eric Reece VonCannon, Seattle, Wash., Scott Lanier VonCannon and Edward Joseph "Beau" VonCannon, both of Birmingham, Ala.

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

   VONCANNON -- Funeral services for Selma Luella VonCannon, 80, formerly of 2465 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, who died Thursday, February 3, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home,. Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bennie Hagie and Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, February 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Copyright © 2000 Elizabethton Newspapers