Feburary 2000 Obituaries

2/14/00
Gladys I. Anderson

  Gladys Irene Anderson, 56, 412 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Lonnie Pearl Bowers Williams. She was preceded in death by one sister, Emma Fulton, and two half-sisters: Bonnie Montgomery and Jennie Bowers; a grandson, Douglas Richardson Jr.; and a grandaughter, Briana Anderson.

  Mrs. Anderson was a member of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

  Survivors include her husband, Carl Anderson, of the home; two daughters: Angel Anderson, of the home; and Lenora Richardson, Elizabethton; four sons: Colt Anderson, of the home; Mike Anderson, Jeff Anderson and Troy Anderson, all of Elizabethton; one brother, Willard Williams, Elizabethton; two sisters: Nina Fulton and Joyce Crow, both of Elizabethton; one half-sister, Nannie Eversole, Cumberland, Ky.; six grandchildren: Davidson Richardson, Katina Bowers, Nicky Anderson, Bridget Anderson, Brandon Anderson, and Megan Anderson, all of Elizabethton; one great-granddaughter, Candace Bowers, Elizabethton; one special nephew and niece, Austin and Courtney Williams, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  ANDERSON -- Funeral services for Gladys Irene Anderson, 56, 412 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. D.C. Bryd and the Rev. Danny Simerly officiating. Music was under the direction of Dennis Laws. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mrs. Anderson's children by her own request. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and nephews. Everyone will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 7-8 p.m. Saturday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

2/14/00
Maynard F. Bowers

  Maynard F. Bowers, 82, formerly of 103 Hatfield Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.

  A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Andy and Elizabeth Deloach Bowers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Johnson Bowers, March 2, 1997, six brothers and three sisters.

  Mr. Bowers was a member of Valley Forge United Methodist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp.

  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry L. and Anne Bowers, Jonesborough; one daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Phil Carpenter; one sister, Pauline Comer, Redding, Penn.; five grandchildren: Tina Brown and Carol Harris, both of Jonesborough; Jerry Lee Bowers, Jr., Charlotte, N.C.; Phillip and Patrick Carpenter, both of Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

  BOWERS -- Funeral services for Maynard F. Bowers, 82, formerly of 103 Hatfield Drive, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Hugh Hatfield, minister, the Rev. Randy Johnson and the Rev. Lon Tobin officiating. Music will be under the direction of Trilla Little and Linda Baughman. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Lon Tobin officiating. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Crowe, Danny Tolley, Stacy Street, Keith Brown, John '"'Boot'"' Allen, Dennis Berry, Chad Carpenter, and Jeffery Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Fenner, John D. Snyder, Buddy Little, J.L. Winter, Tim Hinkle, Sam Harrison, George Greene, Jr., Conway Hopson, Carter Blevins, Raymond Hill, Steve Chambers, Buster Honeycutt, Grady Hill, Charles Culler, Mike McCoy, Billy Cole, Jim Troutman, Dennis Woodring, Joe Gregg, Sammy Harris, men of Valley Forge United Methodist Church, friends and neighbors. A special '"'thank you'"' from the family to Dr. David Fenner and staff, Judy Deloach and staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends at the home of the daughter, Melody Carpenter, 103 Hatfield Drive, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 209 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Erma M. Garland
2/14/00

  Erma Mae Garland, 78, 408 Orchard Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at the home of her son, Eddie Garland, 603 Regency Lane, Elizabethton, following a brief illness.

  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Mod and Vada Grindstaff Garland. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Charlie, Luther and Frank Garland; one sister, Hattie Estep; and four half-brothers.

  She was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp.

  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Debbie Garland, Elizaethton; three sisters: Mamie Celia, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton; Ida Taylor, Elizabethton; and Laura Watson, Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren: David Garland, Chicago, Ill.; Lori Smith and her husband, Everett, Elizabethton; and Mark Garland, Elizabethton; one great-granddaughter, Lindsey Smith, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  GARLAND -- Funeral services for Erma Mae Garland, 78, 408 Orchard Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, wil be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Ferguson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edwin Taylor, organist. Graveside service and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the home of her son, Eddie Garland, 603 Regency Lane, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaretha Gouge
2/14/00

  Mrs. Margaretha Gouge, 61, 178 Carden Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.

  A native of Strobnitz, Czechoslovakia, she was a daughter of the late Anton and Maria Sommer Schafranek. She had lived here since 1978.

  She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Mrs. Gouge was Director of Languages at Ashley Academy, Johnson City.

  Survivors include her husband, Lynn A. Gouge; a son, Thomas L. Gouge, of the home; a daughter, Martina Fuller, Chattanooga, Tenn.; a sister, Mitzi Freund, Wuerzburg, Germany; a granddaughter, Ashley Fuller, Chattanooga; two special friends: Herma Estepp, Elizabethton; and Wiley (Bill) Turner, Florida; also several brothers and sisters-in-law and cousins in Germany and Austria.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  GOUGE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Margaretha Gouge, 61, 178 Carden Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Carlton Fuller officiating. Graveside service and interment will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. The family extends a special '"'thank you'"' to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Price and the doctors and nurses at the V.A. Medical Center for their very special care and many prayers that have been extended during her illness. Also surviving are two special friends: Herma Estepp, Elizabethton, and Wiley (Bill) Turner, Florida; and several brothers and sisters-in-law and cousins in Germany and Austria. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jennifer L. Grindstaff
2/14/00

  Jennifer Lenoria Grindstaff, 29, 1809 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Elizabethton.

  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of Dennis Grindstaff, 1809 Southside Road, Elizabethton, and the late Helen Dugger Grindstaff.

  She was a member of Southside Christian Church.

  Survivors, in addition to her father, include a daughter, Jacqueline Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a son, Jonathan Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a brother, Kevin Grindstaff, Elizabethton; one sister, Melissa Cravens, Lancaster, Ky.; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Dugger, Elizabethton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Jennifer Lenoria Grindstaff, 29, 1809 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Michael Koruschak, minister, officiating. Interment will be in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Ian Bradley, Jerry Bradley, Jr., Randy Dugger, David Dugger, Derik Cornett, Kevin Grindstaff, Danny Simerly and Jerry Grindstaff. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her father, Dennis Grindstaff, 1809 Southside Road, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lewis G. Hicks
2/14/00

  Lewis G. Hicks, 75, 118 Ronnie Hicks Road, Elizabethton died Sunday, February 13, 2000 in the Johnson City Medical Center.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Edith E. McLaney
2/14/00

  Mrs. Edith Elizabeth McLaney, 76, 165 Fox Hollow Lane, Bluff City, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, in North Side Hospital.

  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Anderson and Rose Woodby Shepherd. Mrs. McLaney was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Shepherd; and a sister, Louise Casey.

  She was a retired employee of the Zone Aire Corp., Johnson City. She was a member and past Worthy Matron of the Utopia Chapter No. 27, Order of Eastern Star, Piney Flats. She was a member of the Mountain View Church of Christ.

  Survivors include her husband, Clarence McLaney; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Carolyn McLaney, Bluff City; two sisters: Ethel Coleman, Telford; and Dorothy Harrell, Elizabethton; two brothers: Robert Shepherd, Elizabethton; and John Shepherd, Watauga; one granddaughter, Jacqueline Feathers, Piney Flats; and several nieces and nephews.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  McLaney -- Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Elizabeth McLaney, 76, 165 Fox Hollow Lane, Bluff City, who died Friday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Mack Bennett and Mr. Wayne Boswell, ministers, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McLaney Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, will be Terry Proffitt, Roger Nidiffer, Luther Bare, Eric Hughes, John Feathers, Osler Feathers, Robert Hyatt and Richard Hyatt. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Proffitt, Kenny Proffitt, Benny Webb, Kyle Webb, her church family and her Eastern Star friends. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday. A special '"'thank you'"' to the staff of the 5200 wing of Johnson City Medical Center, Dr. David Tabor and his staff and Dr. Guy Robins and his staff. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James H. Storie
2/14/00

  James Harold Storie, 62, 267 Railroad Grade Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

  A native of Avery County, N.C., he was the son of the late Harold and Virgie Jones Storie, Sr. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Clarice Storie and Bernice Johnson; and one brother, Kenneth Wayne Storie.

  Mr. Storie was a member of First Baptist Church, Hammond Ind., and a roofing consultant.

  Survivors include his wife, Roletta Storie, Morgan County, Tenn.; three daughters and two sons-in-law: Gail and David Campbell, Elizabethton; Terri and Mark Bernabei, Crossville, Tenn.; and Ronni Storie, Cumming, Ga.; two sisters: Carolyn Boggs and Fredia McKinney, Roan Mountain; three brothers: Paul Storie and Floyd Storie; both of Elizabethton; and Jerry Storie, Unicoi; four granddaughters: Tabitha and Caitlin Campbell, Elizabethton; and Maggie and Maddie Bernabei, Crossville, Tenn.; and one special nephew, Keith Johnson, Roan Mountain. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  STORIE -- Funeral services for James Harold Storie, 62, 267 Railroad Grade Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhodendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Bob McCurry, the Rev. Bobby Stout, and the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Music was under the direction of the Carver family. Gravesdie service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cook Cemetery, Beech Mountain, N.C. Active pallbearers will be Kenny Storie, Jeff Storie, Scott Storie, Steve Storie, Arcas McKinney, Aaron Powell, Brandon Powell, Gerald Jones and Charles McGuire. Honorary pallbearers will be C.J. Blackwell, Gary Oldenburgh, J.L. Blackwell, Dave Blackwell, Jackie Blackwell, Bobby Blackwell, Terry Barns, George Heaton, Ance Johnson, Claude Gwynn, Jim Murray, Bill Harris, Jim Lewis, Bob Burleson, Julian Burleson, Bill Hyder, Carl Ray Nidiffer, Eddie Dean Palmer, Jim Harper, Freddie Roberts, Jim Street, Allen Goodwin, Glen White, David Mills, Keith Davis, Jerry Sharp, R.E. Campbell, Ernest Wilson, employees of Floyd Storie Roofing, the Rev. Jim Storie, the Rev. Bob McCurry, the Rev. Bobby Stout, the Rev. Ken Houser, Ralph Brown, Billy Brown, Mike Spears, Buster Honeycutt, Carl McChuchton, David Melton, Larry Rosenbaum, Tom Engram, Dud Engram, Danny Carrier, Charley Phillips, Lee Birchfield, Jackie Walker, Bud Garmany, and Harlen Gwynn. A special '"'thanks'"' to Kennetha and Gary Robinson, Gary and Sue Oldenburgh, George Markland and Allen Markland, Becky Augusta and Hospice Care, Miss Sherry, Dr. Colvet, Dr. Krishnan, radiation staff of Johnson City Medical Center, Ada and Lori. Thanks to special friends, the staff of O'delly's Restaurant. Everyone will meet at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, or at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Julia G. Tester
2/14/00

  Julia Grace Tester, 89, 209 Graybeal Road, Bluff City, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000.

  She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Samuel and Martha Carrier Lyons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul '"'Shorty'"' Tester, in 1991, and three brothers and four sisters.

  She was of the Pentecostal faith and a homemaker.

  Survivors include four daughters: Helen Jeanette Graybeal, Jewell D. Tester Barnett, Paulette Miller and Judy L. Botts, all of Bluff City; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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

  TESTER -- Funeral services for Julia Grace Tester, who died Saturday, will be conducted Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, with the Rev. Bill Reeves and the Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. Graveside and interment will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000 , at 11 a.m. from the Sunrise Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from the grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Fred Grear, the Rev. Billy Rosenbalm, Jeff Broyles, Wesley Berg, '"'June Bug'"' Lyons, and Dave Lyons. Ministers, pallbearers and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday or other times at the residence of her daughter, Jewell D. Tester Barnett, 1036 Dry Branch Road, Bluff City. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick-BluffCityChapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry R. Cochran
2/11/00

Jerry Ray Cochran, 41, 154 Pleasant Beach Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 9, 2000, in Greensboro, N.C.

Mr. Cochran was a native of Richmond, Va., and a son of the late Edward Lonnie and Julie Vergie Overbay Cochran. He was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin R. Cochran, and a brother, Walter Cochran.

Mr. Cochran had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. He was employed as a roofer and was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his wife, Tamarra Cochran; a son, Jerry Ray Cochran Jr., Elizabethton; four sisters, Elizabeth Broomfield, Orlando, Fla., Susie Ann Potter, Piney Flats, Vicki J. Alexander, Elizabethton, and Wilma Jean Warner, Princeton, W. Va.; and a brother, Edward L. Cochran Jr., Elizabethton. Several sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

COCHRAN -- Funeral services for Jerry Ray Cochran, 41, 154 Pleasant Beach Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, February 9, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 12, with Rev. Carl Gwen officiating. The Lighthouse Trio will provide the music. Interment will be in the St. Pauls United Methodist Church Cemetery, Piney Flats. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, will be Johnny Alexander, Rick Holsclaw, Michael Cochran, Ennis Rhymer, Jake Salmons, Ernest Brock, Michael Broomfield and Paul Broomfield. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Vance L. Crain
2/11/00

Vance L. Crain, 80, 518 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 9, 2000, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

Mr. Crain was a native of Unicoi County and the son of the late Bradley and Renthea Coates Crain. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Minta Crain, and a daughter, Marilyn Lorenzen.

Mr. Crain was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church and attended the Church of Jesus in Johnson City. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Crain, of the home; a son, Dennis Crain, Leavenworth, Kansas; a stepson, William Callahan Jr., Rockwood, Tenn.; a step-daughter, Sharon Honigmann, Jonesborough; four sisters, Massie Brogdon, Colene Shankle, Johnson City, Mary Cutshall, Bryson City, N.C., and Esther; and three brothers, Wallace Crain, Jonesborough, Lawrence Crain and Howard Crain, both of Johnson City. Four grandchildren, a great-grandchild, three step-grandchildren, a step-great-grandchild 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

CRAIN -- Funeral services for Vance L. Crain, 80, 518 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, February 9, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 11, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. George Hall officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Sherri T. Kinch
2/10/00

Sherri Thompson Kinch, 54, 1605 Hickory Court, Johnson City, died Wednesday, February 9, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

Mrs. Kinch was a native of Greeneville and had been a resident of Johnson City for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late John C. and Mary F. "Frankie" Bewley Thompson.

Mrs. Kinch was a graduate of Science Hill High School and received her B.S. and Master's Degrees from East Tennessee State University. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

Mrs. Kinch was a school teacher in the East Side Elementary School of Elizabethton for 32 years. She was twice named Teacher of the Year for Elizabethton City Schools and was a career ladder level three teacher. She coached several Odyssey of the Mind Teams and was a member of the NEA/TEA/EEA.

She was a member of Cherokee United Methodist Church where she was currently secretary of Cherokee United Methodist Women. She was a former member of the Junior Monday Club and Junior League of Johnson City. She was active in the Hilltoppers Sports Club and was a former secretary of the club. She was a team mother in the Johnson City Babe Ruth League and also for the Science Hill High School Baseball Team.

Survivors include her husband, C.B. Kinch Jr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori Kinch Rosenoff and Glenn Rosenoff, and grandson, Riley Rosenoff, Johnson City; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Ray Kinch, Brantley and Heidi Kinch, and Justin C. Kinch, all of Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, Chal and Debbie Thompson, and their three children, Mitzi Raper, Mary Nelle Thompson and Chalmers Thompson; an uncle and aunt, Joe and Boots Bewley; an aunt, Grace E. Thompson; and an uncle and aunt, Jack and Helen Thompson.

Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

KINCH -- Funeral services for Sherri Thompson Kinch, 54, 1605 Hickory Court, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, February 9, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 12, at Cherokee United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry DeVault officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church by 10:15 a.m. Saturday, will be Cecil Lester, Harry Gibson, Gayle Hood, Jack Dempsey, Ken Lyon, Dan Mahoney, Pete Paduch, Dr. Rick Mohon, P.C. Snapp, David Wetzel and Gary Scheuerman. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Scalf, Gregg Sharp, John Allen, Ron Ison, Mike Lacy, Craig France, present and former faculty and staff of East Side Elementary School of Elizabethton and past and present members of the Johnson City Parks and Recreation Board. For those who prefer, the family requests that memorials be made to the East Side Elementary School PTA, 800 Siam Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Appalachian Funeral Home. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Rinke
2/10/00

Frances Rinke, 85, of Altus, Ark., died Tuesday, February 8, 2000, in Ozark, Ark.

Mrs. Rinke was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Altus, Ark., and a member of St. Mary's Christian Mothers Society and Guild.

Survivors include nine daughters, Mary Lachowsky, Helen Flegel and Veronica Post, all of Altus, Ark., Bernardine Dalby, Madison, Wis., Irene Jones, Kansas City, Mo., Marcella Childers, Ozark, Ark., Loretta Adamski, Tualatin, Ore., Monica Lowrey, Sherwood, Ark., and Bertha Dison, Elizabethton; two sons, Mike Rinke, Van Buren, Ark., and Matt Rinke, Altus, Ark.; a sister, Agnes Thomas, Altus, Ark.; and three brothers, Bernard Joerger, Boise, Idaho, Andrew Joerger, Covina, Calif., and Edward Joeger, Dallas, Texas. Thirty-four grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services and interment will be Saturday, February 12, in Altus, Ark.

Shaffer Funeral Home, 2315 West Commercial, Altus, Ark., (501) 667-4147, is in charge of arrangements.

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