Feburary 2000 Obituaries

Christian J. Barker
2/18/00

  Christian James Barker, infant son of Brad and Michelle Trusler Barker, 204 N. Meridian Street, Brazil, Ind., died Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at Hendricks Community Hospital, Danville, Ind.

  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Bryce Barker, of the home; his maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Larry and Tracy Trusler, Wilmington, N.C.; his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Robin and Don Begley, New Market, Tenn.; his maternal great-grandmothers, M. Louise Trusler and Ruth Roberts, both of Elizabethton; his paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Karen and John Gobble, Blountville; his paternal grandfather, Roger Barker, Louisville, Ky.; and his paternal great-grandmothers, Wanda Barker and Pebble Fig, both of Appalachia, Va. Several aunts and uncles also survive.

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

  BARKER -- Funeral services for Christian James Barker, infant son of Brad and Michelle Trusler Barker, 204 N. Meridian Street, Brazil, Ind., who died Tuesday, February 15, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 18, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ken Bewley and Brad Barker officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Don Begley and Larry Trusler. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Max W. Bennett
2/18/00

  Max William Bennett, 67, 359 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

  Mr. Bennett was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Chester Mack and Della Mae Jones Bennett. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and Hobert Bennett, and a sister, Hazel Hamby.

  Mr. Bennett attended Little Elk Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.

  Survivors include his wife, Esther Lee Shell Bennett, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Katheryn and Calvin McKinney, Roan Mountain; a son, Danny William Bennett, Roan Mountain; a sister and brother-in-law, Finnett and Stanley Stevens, Hampton; four grandchildren, Laura Bartlett, Elizabethton, David and Andrew McKinney and Glenda Bennett, all of Roan Mountain; and a great-grandson, Jeremiah Bartlett. Several 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 -- Graveside services for Max William Bennett, 67, 359 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, February 17, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 18, at Perry Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends attending the service. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Friends may call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Larry L. Clarke
2/18/00

  Larry Lee Clarke, 35, of Kodiak, Tenn., died Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, following a sudden illness.
  Mr. Clarke was a former resident of the Northeast Tennessee area.
  Survivors include his mother, Ailene Clarke, Phoenix, Ariz.; his wife, Annette Clarke, and two step-sons, Josh and Lee Douglas, all of Kodiak, Tenn.; and his brothers and sisters, Laura Browning Clarke, Denton, N.C., John Clarke, Friday Harpor, Wash., Wayne Clarke, Denver, Colo., Gayle Wallin, Oak Harbor, Wash., and Sandra O'Hayer, Savannah, Ga.
  The family will receive friends at Atchley's Funeral Home in Pigeon Forge from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Smokey Mountain Memory Gardens in Pigeon Forge.

Rod Jenkins
2/18/00


  Rod "Big Lou" Jenkins, 69, 114 Brittany Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.

  Mr. Jenkins was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late Rod Jenkins Sr. and Molly Matherly Jenkins. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Tom Jenkins, and a sister, Ethel Hyder.

  Mr. Jenkins was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired employee of Inland Container Corporation with 30 years of service.

  Survivors include his wife, Gloria Barnett Jenkins, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary W. and Lisa Jenkins, Elizabethton; a daughter, Joyce "Joy" Holtsclaw, Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Frankie Odom, Elizabethton; and four grandchildren, Jessica Jenkins, Lance Jenkins and Logan Jenkins, all of Elizabethton, and Taylor Holtsclaw, Huntsville, Ala. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  JENKINS -- A graveside service for Rod "Big Lou" Jenkins, 69, 114 Brittany Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 17, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Active pallbearers will be David Jenkins, Tommy Jenkins, Finley Jenkins, Kevin Avery, Troy Whitehead, Patrick Hyder and Tim Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Little, George Greene Jr., George McNeil, Jimmy Greenwell and Employees of Inland Container. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the residence, 114 Brittany Drive, Elizabethton, or at the home of his son, Gary Jenkins, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Sarah E. Lewis
2/18/00

  Sarah Eleanor Lewis, 69, 117 J.C. Vines Road, Hampton, died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 16, 2000, at her residence.

  Mrs. Lewis was a native of Old Butler and the daughter of the late William Young and Rosa Bell Howell Sheets. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. Lewis, in 1985, three sons, Teddy Ray, John David and Texas Ray, and by three sisters and four brothers.

  Mrs. Lewis was a member of Elk River Baptist Church. She sang with the Harvey Family Gospel Group in the late 1940s.

  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Tina Lewis, Connelly Springs, N.C., and Rick and Vicki Lewis, Hampton; a daughter, Deb Lewis, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Joshua David Lewis, of the home, Kristian Leann Bowman, Elizabethton, and James Brandon Lewis, High Point, N.C., and two sisters, Mary Edna Smith, Butler, and Grace Ann Vanhoy, Connelly Springs, N.C. A number of extended family members, loved ones, and special friends also survive.

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

  LEWIS -- Funeral services for Sarah Eleanor Lewis, 69, 117 J.C. Vines Road, Hampton, who died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 18, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Roland Reece officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 19, at Vines Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be Terry Street, Burl Vines, Chris Lambert, Jerry Jones, Raymond Stevens, Jack Fair, Eddie Lipford and Roscoe Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be John D. Blevins, Marvin Bunting, Bobby Roberts, Terry Fair, Rick Oliver and Steve McNeil. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 117 J.C. Vines Road, Hampton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Ruth M. Miller
2/18/00


  Mrs. Ruth M. Miller, 87, 1112 Lyndale Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

  Mrs. Miller was a native of White Top, Va., and had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a daughter of the late H.B. and Mary Ann Coldiron Farmer and was also preceded in death by her husband, George W. Miller, in 1976, two daughters, Betty Jo Miller and Charlotte Miller, a sister, Reba Pierce, and two brothers, Bill Farmer and Worth Farmer.

  Mrs. Miller was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church.

  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Ray and Maggie Miller and Bobby Jack and Mary Lou Miller, all of Elizabethton; a foster daughter and her husband, Earlene and Dick Wheeler, Bristol; two brothers, Ray Farmer, Nashville, and Clifford Farmer, of Oregon; and two sisters, Juanita Campbell, of Louisiana, and Mae Holly, Elizabethton. Six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  MILLER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth M. Miller, 87, 1112 Lyndale Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, February 18, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Pat Presnell, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Miller, Aaron Brooks, Cameron Brooks, Traye Harrison, Chuck Wheeler and Dayton Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow members of Grace Baptist Church. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of a son, Jack Miller, 120 Rocky Branch Road, Elizabethton, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Margaret R. McGee
2/18/00

  Mrs. Margaret Roe McGee, 76, 2207 N. Greenwood Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a short illness.

  Mrs. McGee was a native of Akron, Ohio, had lived her childhood in Carter County, and had lived in Johnson City for 27 years. She was a daughter of the late Wiley B. and Edith Mable Zellerfrow Roe and was also preceded in death by a brother, Andrew Roe, and a sister, Celia Bowman.

  Mrs. McGee was a homemaker and a member of University Parkway Baptist Church.

  Survivors include her husband, Ned J. McGee, of the home; a son, Michael R. McGee, Woodbridge, Va.; three daughters, Elizabeth M. Churchwell, Johnson City, Margie A. Tucker, Wise, Va., and Kathy R. Carver, Sevierville; and two sisters, Carrie Lee Gordon, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Wylene Vandeventer, Elizabethton. Thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  McGEE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Roe McGee, 76, 2207 N. Greenwood Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 19, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Mike Oaks officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist, and David Arney, organist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jonathan Tucker, Chris McGee, Travis McGee, Eric Churchwell, Greg Carver and Mike Churchwell. Honorary pallbearers will be William B. Bowman, Joseph Gordon Jr. and Jerry Bowman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy


Clara S. Smith
2/18/00

  Clara Sue Smith, 74, of Elk Park, N.C., (Heaton Community), died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, at a Blowing Rock hospital.

  Ms. Smith was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Charles A. and Rose Turbyfill Smith. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Carrie Baliff and Flora Shomaker.

  Ms. Smith was a member of Heaton Christian Church and had worked as a secretary.

  Survivors include four sisters, Madge Peake and Ruby Julian, both of Elk Park, N.C., Ila Potter and Edna Young, both of Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is in charge of arrangements.

  SMITH -- Funeral services for Clara Sue Smith, 74, of Elk Park, N.C, (Heaton Community), who died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 19, from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 20, in the Heaton Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 7 p.m. until the service hour. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is in charge of arrangements.



Polly Blevins
2/17/00

  Mrs. Polly Blevins, 91, 231 Blevins Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, at her residence following a short illness.

  Mrs. Blevins was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Jake and Mary Birchfield Chambers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dave Blevins, in 1988; a granddaughter, Betty Perkins; three brothers, John Chambers, Bill Chambers and Nath Chambers; and two sisters, Mary Blevins and Mayme Hilman.

  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mandy and Dexter Perkins, of the home; two step-sons, Dillard Blevins, Hampton, and Clarence Blevins, Elizabethton; a sister, Edith Tolley, Piney Flats; two grandchildren, Keith Perkins, Roan Mountain, and Rachael White, Hampton; three step-grandchildren, Carter Blevins, Elizabethton, Christine Cordell and Clarence Blevins Jr., both of Hampton; two great-grandchildren, Julie White, Hampton, and Morgan Perkins, Roan Mountain; and two step-great-grandchildren, Sarah Blevins and Abigail Blevins, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  These arrangements entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

  BLEVINS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Polly Blevins, 91, 231 Blevins Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. John Vance and Rev. Tommy Haynes officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 18, in the Hall Cemetery on Tiger Creek. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Townsend, Jim "Curt" Chambers, E.J. Blevins, Robert Blevins, Allen Beaver, Dean Tolley and Lloyd Kinley. Honorary pallbearers will be Al Gordon, D.L. Chambers, Richard Highsmith, Bill Highsmith and Donnie Laws. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. These arrangements entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Gertie M. Guinn
2/17/00

  Mrs. Gertie Mae Guinn, 95, Asbury Center, Johnson City, formerly of Rt. 2, Johnson City (Whispering Pines Road), died Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at the Center following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Guinn was a native of Stuart, Va., and a daughter of the late John T. and Laura Florence McCormick Rakes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grady Guinn, in 1962, a son, D.L. Guinn, and three grandsons, Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McKeehan, Gordon McKeehan and Tim McKeehan.

  Mrs. Guinn had lived in the area for the past 55 years. She was a Baptist.

  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. J.T. (Jean) Saylor, Shirley Cloyd, Dolores Taylor and Carol Burroughs, all of Rt. 2, Johnson City. Thirteen grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

  GUINN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Gertie Mae Guinn, 95, Asbury Center, Johnson City, formerly of Rt. 2, Johnson City (Whispering Pines Road), who died Tuesday, February 15, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating. The Marbleton Free Will Baptist Church Choir will provide the music. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Danny Cloyd, Randy Tunnell, Jeff Tunnell, Donald Ledford, Johnny Miller, Larry Miller and J.T. Saylor. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Marbleton Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12 noon until the service hour. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Isaac Laughrun
2/17/00

  Isaac Laughrun, 81, 161 Debbie Circle, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.

  Mr. Laughrun was a native of Relief, N.C., having lived in Erwin before moving to Washington County 35 years ago. He was the son of the late Marion and Martha Honeycutt Laughrun and was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Laughrun.

  Mr. Laughrun retired from the VA Hospital as a nursing assistant after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Princeton Presbyterian Church of Johnson City and a past member of the Rock Creek Presbyterian Church of Erwin.

  He was an Army Air Corps World War II Veteran, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, and was an Ex-POW in Japan. He was the recipient of the American Defense Ribbon, World War II Victory Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Distinguished Unit Badge.

  He was a member of the Washington County Sheriff's Association, a member of the Erwin Masonic Centennial Lodge #491 F&AM, and a past member of the Erwin Rescue Squad.

  Survivors include his wife, Mabel Byrd Laughrun, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Russell Tipton, Augusta, Ga.; a sister, Ann Peterson, Erwin; and a grandson, Andrew Tipton, Ben Lomond, Calif. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi, (423) 928-4595 or (423) 743-1380, is in charge of arrangements.

  LAUGHRUN -- Funeral services for Isaac Laughrun, 81, 161 Debbie Circle, Jonesborough, who died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walker Roberson officiating. Music will be provided by Ron Fender and Nancy Bogart. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 18, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with full military grave rites rendered by the VFW Post #3382, Kingsport. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi, (423) 928-4595 or (423) 743-1380, is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah E. Lewis
2/17/00

  Sarah Eleanor Lewis, 69, 117 J.C. Vines Road, Hampton, died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, at her residence.

  Funeral arrangements are pending.

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

Virgie H. Presnell
2/16/00

ΚΚ  Mrs. Virgie Hurley Presnell, 75, 611 N. East Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at her residence after an extended illness.

ΚΚ  Mrs. Presnell was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late James and Bessie Taylor Hurley. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

ΚΚ  Mrs. Presnell was employed at the Bemberg Corporation for 27 years. She attended the Free Will Baptist Church.

ΚΚ  Survivors include her husband, Larry Presnell; two sisters, Addie Blevins and Rosa Glover, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Rudy Hurley, Daly City, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Windell and Betty Williams and Margaret Deloach.

ΚΚ  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

ΚΚ  PRESNELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Hurley Presnell, 75, 611 N. East Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, February 15, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Marvin Slagle and Rev. Sonny Thomas officiating. Barbara Long will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17, in the Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, will be Ronnie Hurley, Greg Hurley, Buddy Glover, Bruce Woods, Bud Perry and Terry Chambers. Honorary pallbearers will be Grant Hall, Ed Burrow, Robert Folsom, Walter Williams, Jim Cox, Carl Gibson, Hansel Winters, Dean Presnell, Rex Presnell, Buddy Helman Dollar, Carl Long and Larry Street. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Lewis G. Hicks
2/15/00

ΚΚ  Lewis Gray Hicks, 75, 118 Ronnie Hicks Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

ΚΚ  Mr. Hicks was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Isaac and Hattie Perry Hicks. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Theodore Hicks.

ΚΚ  Mr. Hicks was Project Manager with Mapes Piano String Company, where he had been employed for 43 years. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was of the Methodist Faith.

ΚΚ  Survivors include his wife, Chrystal Grindstaff Hicks; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Sherry C. Hicks, Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mattie and Bill Williams and Dora Marie and Joel Hodge, all of Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred Hicks and Wayne and Ruby Hicks, all of Elizabethton, and Mary Evelyn Hicks, Johnson City; and two grandchildren, Joshua Lewis Hicks and Abigail LeAnna Hicks.

ΚΚ  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

ΚΚ  HICKS -- Funeral services for Lewis Gray Hicks, 75, 118 Ronnie Hicks Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 13, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Clay Bailey and Mr. Dan Rutherford, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Bill Schaff, Bob Schaff, Mark Schaff, Frankie Schaff, Eddie Harris and Charlie Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be James Glover, Harry Hutchins, Glen Grindstaff, Dean Grindstaff, Jim Kyte, Jack Hampton, Bill Williams, Joel Hodge, Art Grindstaff, Howard Grindstaff, Victor Chirica, Jim Renfro, Norman Peters and employees of Mapes Piano String Company. Also his special friends: Jane Schaff, Regina Harris, Lois Schaff, Brenda Sams, Marietta Elliott and Secretaries of Mapes Piano String Company. 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.

Georgia R. Petitt
2/15/00

  Mrs. Georgia Roberta Petitt, 92, 400 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Asbury Center following a lengthy illness.

ΚΚ  Mrs. Petitt was a native of Carter County and had lived in Philadelphia, Pa., for 39 years. She returned to East Tennessee in 1970 to make her home. She was a daughter of the late George W. Sr. and Lucy Victoria Humphreys Fair and was also preceded in death by her husband, J. Coleman Petitt, in 1983, five brothers, Ora, Robert T., Chase, Estell and George W. Fair Jr., and a sister, Grace Hopson February.

ΚΚ  Mrs. Petitt was a retired insurance clerk at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., with 27 years of service, and a member of Watauga Point United Methodist Church.

ΚΚ  Survivors include two sisters, Beatrice Hagy, Twentynine Palms, Calif., and Mayro Conner, Yakima, Wash. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

ΚΚ  These arrangements entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

PETITT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Roberta Petitt, 92, 400 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, who died Sunday, February 13, 2000, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, in the Chapel Mausoleum at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City, with Rev. Mack Turner officiating. Music will be by Jerry L. Barnett, soloist. Entombment will follow in the chapel mausoleum. The family will receive friends in the chapel mausoleum from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. These arrangements entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Virgie Presnell
2/15/00

  Mrs. Virgie Presnell, 611 North East Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

ΚΚ  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Karissa R. Setzer
2/15/00

  Karissa Rachelle Setzer, 4-month-old daughter of Earnest and Misty Hill Setzer, 1293 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 12, 2000, at Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport.

  Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her paternal grandparents, Earnest Sr. and Rachel Griffin Setzer, and her maternal grandparents, Jason C. Jr. and Diania Bowers Hill, all of Elizabethton. Several uncles, aunts and cousins also survive.

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

ΚΚ  SETZER -- Graveside services for Karissa Rachelle Setzer, 4-month-old daughter of Earnest and Misty Hill Setzer, 1293 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 12, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at Ritchie Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. The family will receive friends at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

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