March 2000 Obituaries

Stella M. Clipse
3/13/00

   Stella Mae Morgan Clipse, 77, 3515 Clipse Road, Kingsport, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Indian Path Medical Center Emergency Room after an extended illness.

   Mrs. Clipse was a native of Roan Mountain and had lived in Kingsport for the past 55 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Trent Rose and Devia Morgan; a sister, Betty Clipse; and four brothers, Dallas Morgan, Ed Morgan, Tom Morgan and Clifford Morgan.

   Mrs. Clipse was a homemaker and a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Clyde Clipse, of the home; a son, Ronald Clipse, Kingsport; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Tipton, Erwin; and two brothers, Nelson Morgan and Albert Morgan, both of Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

   CLIPSE -- Funeral services for Stella Mae Clipse, 77, 3515 Clipse Road, Kingsport, who went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 9, 2000, were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 11, from the Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny Pugh and Rev. Junior Perry officiating. Music was provided by The Bishop Family. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 12, at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Andrew Williams, Billy Williams, Roy Cowden, Michael Dunn, Mitch Roberts, Tim Dunn, David Kincheloe and David Renfro. The family received friends at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence, 3515 Clipse Road, Kingsport, any time. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Vada J. Devoti
3/13/00

   Vada Jo Devoti, 55, Idletime Drive, Greeneville, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at her home, after an extended illness.

   Mrs. Devoti was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Taylor; and by her sister, Emma Lee Hornick.

   She was a member of the First Church of God. She was a member of the Cancer Support Group and the Bosom Buddies Group of Takoma Adventist Hospital.

   Survivors include her husband, Doug Devoti; two daughters and sons-in-law: Renee and Chris Pickering; and Ingrid and Jimmy Kirk, of Greene County; two grandsons: Dustin Kirk and Derek Kirk; two step-grandchildren: Jordan Kirk and Kaci Kirk; four brothers and one sister-in-law: Richard and Suzanne Taylor; and Buddy Taylor, Greene County; Dennis Wayne Laws, Elizabethton; and Billy Gene Taylor, Longview, Texas; brothersin-law and sisters-in-law: Tommy and Carolyn Devoti, Donna and Bobby Orrick, Paul and Joan Devoti and Jessica Novinger, all of Greene County; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

   Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

   DEVOTI -- Funeral services for Vada Jo Devoti, 55, Idletime Drive, Greeneville, who died at her home Thursday, March, 9, 2000, after an extended, courageous battle with cancer, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday , March 11, in the Doughty-Stevens Chapel. Interment followed in Greene Lawn Memory Gardens with Pastor Charles Heater and Pastor Dean Brewster officiating. Active pallbearers were Neal Devoti, David Devoti, Shane Devoti, Josh Devoti, Ruble Cutshaw, Billy Miser, Johnny Boykin, Jason Taylor, and Kevin Gray. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Montgomery, Dr. A.K. Sen, Dr. John Boys, the Cancer Support Group, The Bosom Buddies Group, members of First Church of God, and her friends and neighbors. The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. Friday afternoon and from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Mrs. Devoti was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was loved by all who knew her. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mildred Hilton
3/13/00

   Mrs. Mildred Hoilman Hilton, 75, formerly of City View Apts., 810 Briarcliff Road, Johnson City, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in the Lakebridge Health Care Center.

   Mrs. Hilton was a native of Newland, N.C., and had lived in Johnson City most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Dodger and Jane Johnson Hoilman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar Lawrence Hilton; a daughter, Janet Hilton Whitaker; and three brothers: Carl Hoilman, Ray Hoilman and Bill Hoilman.

   Mrs. Hilton was retired from Beaunit Fibers, Elizabethton. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church, Johnson City.

   Survivors include four daughters: Sue Killion, Jonesborough; and Della Mae Hensley, Dianna Reece and Stella Maupin, all of Johnson City; a sister, Martha Hoilman Smith, Newland; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

   Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

   HILTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Hoilman Hilton, 75, Lakebridge Health Care Center, formerly of City View Apartments, 810 Briarcliff Road, who died Friday, will be conductd at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Dr. Edward Futrell and the Rev. David Castle will officiate. Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Monday in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough. The family and friends are asked to meet at Morris-Baker by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Daniel Hopson, Brian Maupin, Eddie Whitaker, Jack Killion, Jamie Killion, Brad Killion, and Joe Vonglis. Honorary pallbearers will be Webb Henley and Delmar Byrd. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Hattie J. Miller
3/13/00

   Mrs. Hattie Jane Miller, 76, 562 Heaton Branch Road, Butler, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Watauga County Medical Center, Boone, N.C., following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Miller was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William and Nora McCloud Baird. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, a sister and two brothers.

   Mrs. Miller was a member of the Church of Christ and was a homemaker.

   Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Hobert Miller, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wayne Miller, of the home, and Larry and Cynthia Miller, Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Doug Blevins, Mountain City; two brothers, Darnel Baird, Elizabethton, and Clyde Baird, High Point, N.C.; two sisters, Cordelia Cable and Rose Potter, both of Elizabethton; and four grandchildren, Kenneth, Michael and Christopher Blevins, all of Mountain City, and Clinton Torbett, Gray. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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


Nannie T. Miller
3/13/00

   Nannie Teague Miller, 93, 1326 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Jackson Lee and Rhoda Jane Waters Teague. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Miller, Oct. 3, 1960, seven brothers, two sisters and one grandson, Sgt. Foster W. Miller.

   She was of the Baptist faith and the former owner and operator of A.J. "Coon" Miller Store in Hampton.

   Survivors include one daughter, Rhoda Miller McKinney, Hampton; one granddaughter, Nannie Rosalee McKinney, Hampton; two grandsons: Johnny Ray McKinney and Ford J. Townsend, Hampton; six great-grandchildren: Foster W. Miller, Wendy Reece, Michelle Miller, and Cody Townsend, all of Elizabethton; Gary Townsend, Hampton; and Sandy Rawley, Susanville, Calif.; four great-great grandchildren; an extra special friend, Wanda Townsend; a special friend, Brenda Bowling Miller, both of Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

   MILLER -- Funeral services for Nannie Teague Miller, beloved mother and grandmother, 93, 1326 Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, at Captain Nelson Cemetery on Ripshin Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Verlin Stevens, Leslie Stevens, Michael Ensor, Gary Townsend, Zane Teague and Michael Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Walter, Gene Smith, Eddie Teague, Johnny Teague, David Teague, Richard Kyker, Glen Teague, and Delaney Teague. Everyone will meet at 10:55 a.m. Monday at the cemetery for the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the home of a grandson, Ford J. Townsend, 1297 Rittertown Road, Hampton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ella M. Richardson
3/13/00

   Ella Mae Richardson, 69, 2316 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at her residence.

   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Ben F. and Mary Bishop Ensor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Crawford Richardson, June 6, 1996, and by a brother, Ralph Ensor.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Buford and Mary Richardson, Elizabethton; three daughters and two sons-inlaw: Deanna and Allen LaBonte, Westland, Mich; Diana and Joe Szarek, Belleville, Mich; and Rene Tolley, of the home; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Georgia and Harley Quick, Madison Heights, Mich.; Grace and Bill Pierce, Elizabethton; and Reta and Tommy Cutshaw, Greeneville; four brothers and five sisters-in-law: Bill and Pauline Ensor, Wayne, Mich.; Charles "Cobbie" and Patty Ensor, Edward "Pookie" and Judy Ensor, Henry and Cynthia Ensor; and Mrs. Ralph (Claudia) Ensor, all of Elizabethton; five grandchildren: Rachel Richardson, Shana French, Andrea French, Jennifer Szarek and Joey Szarek; two great-grandchildren: Dylan Richardson and David Banks; and several nieces and nephews.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Ella Mae Richardson, 69, 2316 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Patrick Barr officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Garland Cemetery. Mr. David Estep, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, will be Mike Ensor, Chris Roth, David Ensor, Happy Ensor, Jeff Ensor, Allen Ensor, Donnie Hall and Mike Estep. A special "Thank You" to Pamela, Billy, Jessica and Louisa Espinoza. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Carrie M. Deloach
3/10/00

   Carrie M. Deloach, formerly of 1307 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Deloach was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Ellis and Blanche Bowers Morrell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Deloach, two brothers and a sister.

   Mrs. Deloach was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include two daughters, Frances McNeil, Boone, N.C., and Barbara Singleton, Cleveland, Tenn. Five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   DELOACH -- Funeral services for Carrie M. Deloach, formerly of 1307 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joann Campbell, organist, and Bo Campbell, soloist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bill Carter, Dennis Deloach, Denny Deloach, Timmy Deloach, Tim Miller and Jack Morrell. The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023-7505. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Alma G. Johnson
3/10/00

   Alma Grace "Tincey" Johnson, 236 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.

   Mrs. Johnson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John Russell and Louie Ellis Love. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Hattie Ritchie, Mildred Love and Zelma "Cricket" Love, and three brothers, Ike Love, Clyde Love and Ellis Love.

   Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Borderview Christian Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Hensel Johnson, and a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Mary Love, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Alma Grace "Tincey" Johnson, 236 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, March 9, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Bud Gentry and Mr. David Wolfe, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, will be Bill Ritchie, George Ritchie, Ernest "Gebe" Ritchie, Gene Ritchie, Jack Love, Bob Elliott, Ken Calloway and Wayne Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Reynolds, Bill Williams, Nat Proffitt, Dale Turbyfill, Harry Woods, Tip Woods, Clay Buckles, George Williams, Dick Reynolds, Lawrence Ritchie, Don Rutter, Ralph Simerly, Walter Norris, Marion Shipley, Jack Cole and Steve Hash. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hattie J. Miller
3/10/00

   Mrs. Hattie Jane Miller, 76, 562 Heaton Branch Road, Butler, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Watauga County Medical Center, Boone, N.C., following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Miller was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William and Nora McCloud Baird. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, a sister and two brothers.

   Mrs. Miller was a member of the Church of Christ and was a homemaker.

   Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Hobert Miller, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wayne Miller, of the home, and Larry and Cynthia Miller, Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Doug Blevins, Mountain City; two brothers, Darnel Baird, Elizabethton, and Clyde Baird, High Point, N.C.; two sisters, Cordelia Cable and Rose Potter, both of Elizabethton; and four grandchildren, Kenneth, Michael and Christopher Blevins, all of Elizabethton, and Clinton Torbett, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   MILLER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Jane Miller, 76, 562 Heaton Branch Road, Butler, who died Thursday, March 9, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Centerview Church of Christ Singers. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Walnut Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John L. Whitlock, Dr. Peter Haibach, Dr. Robert Griffith, the Nursing Staff of Watauga County Medical Center Hospital and Co-Workers at Watauga Internal Medicine. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The following is a tribute to our Mom: God took the strength of a mountain; The majesty of a tree, the warmth of a summer sun, the calm of a quiet sea; The generous soul of nature, the comforting arm of night; The wisdom of the ages, the power of the eagle's flight; Then God combined these qualities, there was nothing more to add; His masterpiece was now complete, He loving called it "Mom." Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Joseph I. Mullins
3/10/00

   Joseph I. Mullins, 68, Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, 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, Johnson City, 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

 


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