March 2000 Obituaries

Jack Barnett
3/17/00

   Jack Barnett, 66, 134 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at his residence.

   Mr. Barnett was a native of Poplar, N.C., and a son of the late Pearl and Mack Barnett. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Park Barnett.

   A veteran of the United States Air Force, he spent a number of years in Baltimore, Md., being employed at Glenn L. Martin Company and Eastern Stainless Steel Company. He retired from Kennametal in Johnson City. He attended Watauga Baptist Church and Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Jean (Lewis) Barnett, Watauga; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jackie and Betsy Barnett, Elizabethton, and Randall Barnett, U.S. Navy, Lemoore, Calif.; two grandchildren, Lessa and Annie Barnett, Frankfort, Ky.; two sisters, Madge Buchanan and Shirley Tipton, both of Erwin; two brothers, R.I. Barnett, Nancy, Ky., and Clint Barnett, Poplar, N.C.; and a special friend, Jackie Allen. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 North Main Street, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements. (WWW.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley)

   BARNETT -- Funeral services for Jack Barnett, 66, 134 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, who died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, from the chapel of Valley Funeral Home with Rev. Art Webb and Rev. Jackie Cole officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Lewis Family Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 9:10 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Ray Wilhelm, Michael Potter, Mitch Potter, J.W. Street Jr., Jerry Walls and Jerry Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be James McKinney, Randy Ellis, Charles Wilhelm, Don DeHaven, Fred Lewis, Dean Stevens, the men of Watauga Baptist Church and the men of Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church. To those who desire, donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, 1808 West End Avenue, Suite 514, Nashville, Tenn. 37203. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 134 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga. Valley Funeral Home, 1085 North Main Street, Erwin, is in charge of arrangements. (WWW.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley)

Ethel G. Robinson
3/17/00

   Mrs. Ethel G. Robinson, 85, 4406 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md., died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

   Mrs. Robinson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Barney and Etta Creed Ritchie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William C. Robinson, in 1971, and a son, William Van Robinson.

   Mrs. Robinson moved to Hyattsville, Md., in 1954 and was employed by the S & H Green Stamp store from the early 1960s until the '80s at which time she worked for the Prince George's County School System until her retirement in 1985. She moved to Ocean City in 1992. She was a member of the Ocean City/Berlin Church of God.

   Survivors include a daughter, Frances Stoneburner, Ocean City, Md.; a son and daughter-in-law, Vernon S. and Loretta Robinson, Germantown, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Margie Robinson Wilson; two sisters, Beulah Smith and Josephine Williams, both of Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, Greg Redman, Chrissy Downing, Wade Robinson, Shauna Robinson, Nicole Robinson, Matthew Robinson and Veronica Robinson; and a great-grandchild, Brittney Redman. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ROBINSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel G. Robinson, 85, 4406 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md., formerly of Hyattsville, Md., who went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 15, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Estep and Mr. Vernon Robinson officiating. Music will be provided by JoAnna Orr. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, will be Vernon Robinson, Wade Robinson, Greg Redman, Wayne Wilson, Donald Downing and Dean Robinson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Dottie A. Salyer
3/17/00

   Dottie A. Salyer, 84, 2416 Huffine Circle, Johnson City, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Salyer was a native of Carter County and had lived in Johnson City since 1963. She was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mattie Nave Arwood and was also preceded in death by her husband, John Kent Salyer, in 1965, a brother, Arden Arwood, a sister, Avalee Moss, a half-sister, Larna Hilton, and a grandson, David Kent Salyer.

   Mrs. Salyer was the retired co-owner of the Dutch Main Drive In Restaurants in Johnson City and Elizabethton. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Elizabethton and a member of the Nolichuckey-Grandview Chapter #194, Order of the Eastern Star.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Claudette Salyer, Johnson City, and several nieces and nephews.

   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

   SALYER -- Graveside services for Dottie A. Salyer, 84, 2416 Huffine Circle, Johnson City, who died Thursday, March 16, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton with Rev. R. Willard Warfield officiating. The family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the services. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, 1807 W. Market Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604, or Meals on Wheels, 1521 Persimmon Ridge Road, Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659. Friends may call at their convenience at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, John and Claudette Salyer, 1 Hastings Court, Johnson City. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ethel G. Robinson
3/16/00

   Mrs. Ethel G. Robinson, 85, 4406 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md., died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

   Mrs. Robinson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Barney and Etta Creed Ritchie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William C. Robinson, in 1971, and a son, William Van Robinson.

   Mrs. Robinson moved to Hyattsville, Md., in 1954 and was employed by the S & H Green Stamp store from the early 1960s until the '80s at which time she worked for the Prince George's County School System until her retirement in 1985. She moved to Ocean City in 1992. She was a member of the Ocean City/Berlin Church of God.

   Survivors include a daughter, Frances Stoneburner, Ocean City, Md.; a son and daughter-in-law, Vernon S. and Loretta Robinson, Germantown, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Margie Robinson Wilson; two sisters, Beulah Smith and Josephine Williams, both of Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, Greg Redman, Chrissy Downing, Wade Robinson, Shauna Robinson, Nicole Robinson, Matthew Robinson and Veronica Robinson; and a great-grandchild, Brittney Redman. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Mrs. Robinson will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and interment. Arrangements are incomplete.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.


Faye V. Hensley
3/15/00

   Mrs. Faye V. Hensley, 57, 1550 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mrs. Hensley was a native of Unicoi County, having lived there 16 years before making her home in Johnson City. She was a daughter of Augustus Shook Sr., Erwin, and the late Edith Harrell Shook.

   Mrs. Hensley was employed by the Odd Shoppe Boutique, Johnson City. She was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Dock Hensley Jr., of the home; four sons, Kenney Lee Hensley, Jacksonville, Fla., Allen Wayne Hensley and David Lynn Hensley, both of Jonesborough, and T. John Hensley, Mount Carmel; a daughter, Christina Hensley Cable, Gray; and two brothers, J.D. Shook and Augustus "Gus" Shook Jr., both of Erwin. Ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-1380 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

   HENSLEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Faye V. Hensley, 57, 1550 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, who died Monday, March 13, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday from the Ledford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Dunn officiating. Music will be provided by Nancy K. Bogart. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Family members, Kenney Lee Hensley, Allen Wayne Hensley, David Lynn Hensley, T. John Hensley, Tim Cable and Joey Hensley, will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Shook, Sherrill Hodge, Donald Wood, Clark Wood, Kent Wood and David Wood. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and by 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1550 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, any time. Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Molly M. Whaley
3/15/00

   Molly M. Whaley, 57, McKinley Clawson Lane, Butler (Elk Mills Community), died Monday, March 13, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident in Butler.

   Mrs. Whaley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Maude Delinger Clawson, Butler, and the late McKinley Clawson. She was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Bonnie Clawson.

   Mrs. Whaley was an active member of Elk Mills Christian Church and an employee of Shadow Line in Boone, N.C.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Luther Whaley, of the home; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Ann Gentry, Wanda J. Clawson and Betty and Terry Dugger, all of Butler; six brothers and four sisters-in-law, Homer Clawson, Butler, Delbert Clawson, Mountain City, Beryl and Geneva Clawson, Bobby and Sandra Clawson, Paul and Sue Clawson, all of Butler, and Bill and Montean Clawson of South Carolina; one uncle, Amos Delinger, Butler; and three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara and James Smith, Linda and Don Campbell and Bob and Jane Whaley, all of Butler. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

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

   WHALEY -- Funeral services for Molly M. Whaley, 57, McKinley Clawson Lane, Butler (Elk Mills Community), who died Monday, March 13, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2000, at Elk Mills Christian Church with Mr. Terry Dugger and Mr. Andy Lunceford officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Elk Mills Christian Church Choir. Interment will follow at Clawson Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kenny Clawson, Johnny Clawson, Jerry Clawson, Calvin Clawson, Jody Clawson, Richard Clawson, Chris Gentry, Darrell Stanton and Bobby Whaley. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of her mother, Maude Clawson, McKinley Clawson Lane, Butler, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Earl G. Willis Sr.
3/15/00

   SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Earl George Willis Sr., 83, of Savannah, died Sunday, March 12, 2000.

   Mr. Willis was a native of Hampton, Tenn., and a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1935. He served overseas tours of duty in Hawaii, Guam and Vietnam. Half of his career was spent at Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, in aircraft maintenance. He worked on planes including the B-4, B-10, B-17, B-18, B-24 and B-29 bombers, the T-28, T-33, T-37 and T-38 trainers. He was presented the Air Force Commendation Medal.

   The first for Moody AFB and probably the whole Air Force was his re-enlistment, beginning his 21st year of service. He retired August 31, 1968 after 31.5 years of service.

   Mr. Willis was a member of the Moody Golf Council since its origination. He was a Mason and an avid fisherman.

   Survivors include his wife, Alice M. Willis, Savannah; two sons, Earl G. Willis Jr. and Dr. Robert David Willis, both of Costa Rica; a sister, Leona Morrell, Hampton, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Eric David Willis, Kimberly Renee Spence, Heather Lynn Willis and Lisa Marie Willis; and a great-grandchild, Zoe Willis.

   Funeral services and interment will be held Wednesday in Savannah.

   Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, Savannah, Ga., (912) 352-7200, is in charge of arrangements.


Charles J. Brown
3/14/00

   Charles James Brown, 56, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in Redding, Calif.

   Mr. Brown was a native of Elizabethton.

   Survivors include two sons, John Brown and Glenn Brown; three sisters, Dorothy Brewer, Joyce Brown and Betty Morton; and a brother, Roger Brown.

   A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at North Sacramento Funeral Home, 725 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, Calif. Private cremation.

   North Sacramento Funeral Home, 725 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, Calif., (916) 922-9668, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Dr. Stanley E. Nave
3/14/00

   Dr. Stanley E. Nave, 49, Low Meadow Drive, Evans, Ga., died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

   Dr. Nave was a native of Elizabethton and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, having earned his PhD in Physics.

   Dr. Nave was a Fellow Scientist, working in the area of Sensor Development at the Savannah River Technology Center as a Physicist.

   Survivors include his wife, Kathy Nave; a son, Cody Patrick Nave, Cambridge, Mass.; one aunt, Hildred Lewis, Elizabethton; one uncle, Jay White, Elizabethton; and a niece, Amber Nave, Elizabethton.

   Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Platt's Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Brooks officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service. The family would prefer memorials to be made to the Nave Science Scholarship Memorial Fund at the Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Augusta, GA 30907.

   Platt's Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Road, Evans, Ga., (706) 860-6166, is in charge of arrangements.


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