March 2000 Obituaries

Elsie S. Carr
3/9/00

   Mrs. Elsie Sheets Carr, 83, 302 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Carr was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Brownlow and Ethel Lyons Sheets and was also preceded in death by her husband, Jess Carr, in 1983, a son, Charles Carr, a half-brother, three sisters and three half-sisters.

   Mrs. Carr was a charter member of the Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include seven daughters and five sons-in-law, Mable and Sam Hamilton, Rose and Tyler Britt, Linda Pearl Bradley, Arzella and Jeff Rasnick, Louella and Larry Austin, Ruby and Jimmy Moore, all of Elizabethton, and Brenda Jensen, Johnson City; five sons and daughters-in-law, James and Paulette Carr, Joe Lee Sr. and Bonnie Carr, Howard and Norma Carr, William "Grub" and Nancy Carr, all of Elizabethton, and Gary and Patty Carr, Memphis; a brother, Earl Sheets, Elizabethton; two sisters, Lucy Taylor and Callie Combs, both of Elizabethton; three half-brothers, Clarence Sheets and Jack Lyons, both of Elizabethton, and J.D. Lyons, Bluff City; and two half-sisters, Martha Ward and Georgia Sheets, both of Elizabethton. Twenty-nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchilden and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   CARR -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Sheets Carr, 83, 302 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Street and Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Music will be by the Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow in the Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Jamie Carr, Randall Carr, Mike Odom, Ronnie Carr, Steven Carr and Jeff Odom. Honorary pallbearers will be Acyle Shepard, Eric Shepard, Joe Lee Carr Jr., Nathan Bradley, Adam VanDyke, Joshua Howard Carr, Travis Lynn Carr and Phillip Jensen. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. 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


Hazel Harrell
3/9/00

   Hazel Harrell, 69, 253 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Harrell was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Matney and Della Honeycutt Forbes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ford Harrell.

   Mrs. Harrell was a member of Cove Creek Presbyterian Church. She retired from nursing at North Side Hospital.

   Survivors include two sons, Tony Harrell and Terry Harrell, both of Roan Mountain; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Crystal and Gary Hughes, Roan Mountain; a great-granddaughter, Maria Hughes, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Joyce Crome, Tampa, Fla., and Lois Bryant, Johnson City; three brothers, Jack Forbes, Erwin, Roy Lee Forbes, Johnson City, and Herbert Forbes, Nashville; and one aunt, Beryl Harrell, Johnson City.

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

   HARRELL -- Graveside services and interment for Hazel Harrell, 69, 253 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Harrell Family Cemetery with Rev. Tull Oaks officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Friday for the service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Amy E. Heaton
3/9/00

   Amy E. Heaton, 63, 621 McArthur Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Heaton was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Brownlow and Lelia Morton Potter. She was also preceded in death by a brother, J.C. Potter, and a sister, Sylvia Harmon.

   Mrs. Heaton was a member of Stone Mountain Baptist Church. She had lived and worked in New York for the last 47 years and moved back to Carter County in 1998.

   Survivors include her husband, Ernest Clifford Heaton, of the home; a daughter, Penny Sue Aikin, Lockport, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest Gary and Brenda Heaton, Lockport, N.Y.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Stella Ward, Elizabethton, Rainey Trivette, Butler, and Selma and Roy Dugger, Butler; a brother and sister-in-law, Martin and Sylvia Smith, Butler; a sister-in-law, Maxine Simmons, Dobson, N.C.; and a grandson, C.J. Aikin, Lockport, N.Y. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   HEATON -- Funeral services for Amy E. Heaton, 63, 621 McArthur Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, at Stone Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Church officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Stone Mountain Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow at Stone Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ray Heaton, Roy Dugger, Leslie Church, Robert Church, Darrell Heaton, C.J. Aikin, Junior Guy and Jeff Guy. Honorary pallbearers will be Boone Potter, Larry Phillips, Larry Campbell, Paul Arnold, Kyle Stansbery and Jason Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made 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

Harold H. Kuerschner
3/9/00

   Harold Heinz Kuerschner, of Hampton, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at his home after a long illness.

   Born October 17, 1924 in Vienna, Austria, he came to the United States in 1938, escaping the Nazis with his father and mother, Bela Kuerschner and Hermine Klinger Kuerschner.

   Harold joined the U.S. Army and fought in Europe during World War II. After the war he attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., graduating as an engineer in electronics. He worked in the early development of the space program, but his most gratifying work was as head of research and development in educational media at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

   Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Kent Hamilton, and two grandsons, Brice and Ian Hamilton, Simi Valley, Calif.; and a brother, Paul Kuerschner, Philadelphia, Pa. Three nieces and three nephews also survive.

   There will be a memorial service on Saturday, March 11, at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton.

   Harold asked that if friends wish to make a memorial, please donate to any organization that feeds the poor, such as Second Harvest, Food for the Multitude, or the Heifer Project International.

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

Joseph I. Mullins
3/9/00

   Joseph I. Mullins, 68, Cedar Grove Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at his residence.

   Mr. Mullins was a native of Clintwood, Va., and the son of the late Earl and Thelma Mullins. He was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Wade Mullins.

   Mr. Mullins was a retired employee of Summers Hardware, Johnson City.

   Survivors include his wife, Wilma Elkins Mullins, of the home; two sons, Darrell Mullins, Abingdon, Va., and Thurman Mullins, Medina, Texas; and two daughters, Cathy Barton, Bandera, Texas, and Connie Ratcliffe, Appalachia, Va. Nine grandchildren, two brothers, six sisters 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

   MULLINS -- Funeral services for Joseph I. Mullins, 68, Cedar Grove Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. George Winegar officiating. Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 11, with grandsons and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made 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


Ena C. Treadway
3/9/00

   Mrs. Ena C. Treadway, 90, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the residence of a niece, Mrs. Carmon (Charlotte) Dugger, 1709 Southside Road, Elizabethton, following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Treadway was a native of Abingdon, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton since 1948. She was a daughter of the late E.C. and Margaret R. Metcalf Carty and was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry "Doc" Treadway, in 1995, a brother, Guy Carty, and a sister, Margaret Mae Hines.

   Mrs. Treadway was a graduate of William King High School and Martha Washington College, both of Abingdon, Va. She taught school for six years in one-room schools in Washington County, Va. She was a retired secretary with the Tennessee Department of Vocational Rehabilitation in Johnson City with 26 years of service and was a member of Watauga Point United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Lois Walls, Elizabethton.

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

   TREADWAY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ena C. Treadway, 90, 1709 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Watauga Point United Methodist Church with Rev. Mack Turner officiating. Music will be by Charles F. Dugger, organist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, in the Crown Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Colin Walls, Mike Carty, James Carty, Dan Carty, William Stover, Curtis P. Dugger, Charles Phipps and Curtis J. Dugger. Honorary pallbearers will be Carmon Dugger, A.L. "John" Treadway, Joe Treadway, Charles Hendrix, Fred Carver, James Smalling, Dana Dykes, Charles Hart, Dave Buck, Truman Clark, Harold Carver, William "Bill" Carty, Harry Joe Carty, Jack Nickels, Dr. Matthew Carey and Staff, and the Staffs of Housecall and Housecall Hospice. The family will receive friends at Watauga Point United Methodist Church from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of a niece, Mrs. Carmon (Charlotte) Dugger, 1709 Southside Road, Elizabethton, any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Watauga Point United Methodist Church, 409 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Everyone wishing to attend the graveside service will assemble at the church at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy


LeRoy L. Jenkins
3/8/00

  LeRoy Leo Jenkins, 63, 101 Heath Lane, Johnson City, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Paramus, N.J.

  Mr. Jenkins was a native of Blue Earth, Minn., and the son of the late Paul and Helen Ginn Jenkins. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Frances and Dorothy Jenkins.

  Mr. Jenkins had been employed as a truck driver with Allied Van Lines for 35 years. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.

  Survivors include his wife, Doris Lane Jenkins, of the home; four sons, Tony Jenkins, Melrose, Wis., Scott Gouge, Piney Flats, Ryan Gouge, N. Hollywood, Calif., and Greg Gouge, Jonesborough; four daughters, Diana Olander, Cottage Grove, Minn., Michelle Jenkins, Marshfield, Wis., Kristen Flores, Riverside, Calif., and Rhonda Clemmer, Long Beach, Calif.; a brother, William Jenkins, Parker Dam, Calif.; and two sisters, Patricia Guenther, Mahnomen, Minn., and Margaret Todd, South St. Paul, Minn. Eleven grandchildren, a great-grandson 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

  JENKINS -- Funeral services for LeRoy Leo Jenkins, 63, 101 Heath Lane, Johnson City, who died Sunday, March 5, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Paul Lane, Father Steve Smith and Rev. Donnie Davenport officiating. Private inurnment services will be conducted at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made 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

Elmer R. Lyons
3/8/00

  Elmer Roy Lyons, 78, 1041 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

  Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Thomas and Bessie Grindstaff Lyons. He was also preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.

  Mr. Lyons was a retired auto mechanic and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist Faith.

  Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae Vines Lyons; two sons, Gary Lyons and Terry Lyons, both of Johnson City; and a brother, Paul Lyons, Elizabethton. Three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  LYONS -- Funeral services for Elmer Roy Lyons, 78, 1041 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 6, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Orville Stokes officiating. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memory Gardens at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday, will be Scott Lyons, Robbie Lyons, Roy Vines, Mike Brumitt, Scott Hixon and Keith Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be David Castell and Gordon Stepp. The family would like to express a "Special Thank You" to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of the SICU of James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Willie Ritchie
3/8/00

  Willie Ritchie, 90, 1558 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

  Mr. Ritchie was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Stanford and Sarah Grindstaff Ritchie. He was also preceded in death by a son, Shona Ritchie, September 17, 1988.

  Mr. Ritchie was a retired electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 934, Kingsport. He was a member of Unaka Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Florence Crowder Ritchie; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Geraldine Ritchie, Elizabethton; a daughter, Janet Staats, Pittsburgh, Pa.; three sisters, Bonnie Mae Ritchie, Lottie Taylor and Helen Smith, all of Elizabethton; six grandchildren, Michael Ritchie, Mark Ritchie, Patrick Ritchie, Lisa Berch, Cathy Hughes and Charles Ritchie; and seven great-grandchildren, Matthew Ritchie, Brittney Berch, Nathan Berch, Brock Berch, Dale Summerlin, Paul Summerlin and Shan Summerlin.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  RITCHIE -- Funeral services for Willie Ritchie, 90, 1558 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 6, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Max Bayard officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Ritchie Cemetery with Mr. Gary Arnold officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Ernest "Gebe" Ritchie, Melville Cole, Arlie Webb, Benny Webb, Wayne Peters, Jimmy Eggers, Terry Oliver, Glen Davis, Gary Arnold and Joe Williams. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. John E. Crawford
3/7/00

  Rev. John E. Crawford, 86, 2819 Browning Avenue, Knoxville, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Fort Sanders Parkway Hospital.

  Rev. Crawford was a native of Knox County and a son of the late John Morgan and Elizabeth Foster Crawford. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

  Rev. Crawford had served as a pastor for 25 years, having pastored Beech Springs Baptist Church in Kodak, Grandview Baptist Church in Maryville, and Siam Baptist Church from 1969 to 1979. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the West Haven Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Barbara "Bobbie" Amburn Crawford; a sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Charles Hatfield, Mascot, Tenn.; three nieces and their husbands, Sandra and Harold Clift, Dot Crawford and Doris and Bob Wise, all of Knoxville; and a sister-in-law, Edith Crawford.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, from the West Haven Baptist Church, 5651 Matlock Road, Knoxville, with Dr. James Pitts officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Clear Springs Cemetery, Mascot. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at West Haven Baptist Church.

  Weaver Funeral Home, 5815 Western Avenue, Knoxville, (423) 588-3868, is in charge of arrangements.

  Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton.

Roy Vines
3/7/00

  Roy Vines, 83, 1803 Pershing Street, High Point, N.C., died Monday, March 6, 2000, in North Carolina.

  Mr. Vines was the son of the late Alt and Sarah Ann Dugger Vines. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ira Henson, and a brother, Clayton Vines.

  Survivors include his wife, Anna Potter Vines, of the home; two daughters, Pauline Vines and Faye Sutton, both of High Point, N.C., and a sister, Vina Lunceford, Hampton.

  Funeral services will be held at Davis Funeral Home, Phillips Avenue, High Point, N.C.

  Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.




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