March 2000 Obituaries

Charles R. Hardin
3/22/00

   KENT, Wash. -- Charles Richard Hardin, 66, 21214 125th Avenue S.E., died Monday, March 20, 2000, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Wash.

   Mr. Hardin was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and had made his home in Washington state for many years. He was a Christian and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton. He was a 1950 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a graduate of East Tennessee State University.

   Mr. Hardin was a retired employee of Boeing Corporation in Seattle and a veteran of the Korean War.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Burchell J. Hardin and Lora Lee Buchanan Hardin.

   Survivors include his wife, Margaret K. Hardin, and a son, Matthew Jason Hardin, of the home; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jimmy and Phyllis Bishop and Jean Morgan, and two nieces, Teresa Deal and Lisa Bare, all of Elizabethton. Several other nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.

   In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Hardin's name may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

   Marlatt Funeral Home, Kent, Wash., is in charge.

 

Carrie E. Lewis
3/22/00

   Carrie E. Lewis, 89, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 214 Barker Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Ms. Lewis was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Isaac and Eva Taylor Peters. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lewis, August 11, 1971, four sisters, Bertie Elliott, Ellen Pierce, Maude Hyder Fair and Daisy Richardson, a step-sister, Gladys Carrier, and a niece, Agnes Carter.

   Ms. Lewis was a homemaker and a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, where she taught the Primary Sunday School Class and served as former president of the Ladies Auxiliary.

   Survivors include 16 nieces and nephews, Virna Peters, Opal Wilson, Margie Estep, Peggy Peters, Patty White, Wesley Richardson, Eddie Richardson, Richard Lewis and John B. Lewis, all of Elizabethton, Leona Taft, Butler, Charlie Hyder, Astor, Fla., James Livingston, Fredericksburg, Va., Charlotte Plumber of North Carolina, Helen White of Alabama, Keith Grindstaff and Betty Jane White, both of Kingsport; several great-nieces and great-nephews, several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, and one special great-great-niece and her namesake, Carrie Alderson, Elizabethton.

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

   LEWIS -- Funeral services for Carrie E. Lewis, 89, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 214 Barker Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Bill Greer and Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nursing Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, the men of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, Franklin Transitional Care of Johnson City Medical Center, Dr. Jerry Gastineau and Dr. Ralph Mills. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Charmia A. Whittington
3/22/00

   Mrs. Charmia A. Whittington, 90, 642 Boniview Lane, Altamonte Springs, Fla., died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at the Florida Living Nursing Center, Apopka, Fla.

   Mrs. Whittington was a native of Montezuma, N.C., and a daughter of the late Jake and Susan Hicks Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Whittington, in 1996.

   Mrs. Whittington had lived in Florida for the past four years. She was a graduate of Cranberry High School, Avery County, N.C., and was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include a daughter, Peggy LaValle, Altamonte Springs, Fla., and a son, Fred Whittington, Johnson City. Eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   WHITTINGTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Charmia A. Whittington, 90, 642 Boniview Lane, Altamonte Springs, Fla., formerly of Avery County, N.C., who died Saturday, March 18, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, from the Cranberry Baptist Church with Rev. Wade Pritchard, Rev. David Burnop and Mrs. Grace Calhoun officiating. The Brown Ollis Family will provide the music. Interment will be in the Bellview Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, will be Jerry Woody, Frank Woody, David Whittington, Todd Whittington, Michael McNutt and Chad LaValle. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Bessie P. Lewis
3/21/00

   Bessie Pearl Oliver Lewis, 82, 308 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Lewis was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Jim and Janice Estep Oliver. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Barney Lewis.

   Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two daughters, Betty Blevins and Marie Bradley, both of Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Debbie Lewis, Elizabethton; three sisters, Nora Wilkerson, Emma Richardson and Rose Benezue, all of Elizabethton; and four grandchildren, Chelsea and Jesse Lewis, Elizabethton, Tina Brown, Jonesborough, and Jerry Bowers, Highpoint, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   LEWIS -- Funeral services for Bessie Pearl Oliver Lewis, 82, 308 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, March 19, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Pastor Rick Shelton officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Bowman, Doug Bernardi, David Sellers, Bill Mosley, Steve Fine, Steve Cornett, Larry Scalf and Carroll Mick. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Pippin, Leroy Fleenor, Judy Deloach and Employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, 3rd Floor Nurses at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, members of First Church of the Nazarene of Elizabethton, Buford Neal, Sterlin Blevins, Charles Hicks, Dale Blevins, Woodrow Richardson, Roy Richardson, Floyd Richardson, Tommy Carrier, Danny Napier, members of Carter County Rescue Squad and the Rescue Squad personnel who transported Mrs. Lewis to and from Johnson City. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Carrie E. Lewis
3/21/00

   Carrie E. Lewis, 89, 214 Barker Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

 

Ruth H. Ollis
3/21/00

   Ruth Hampton Ollis, 76, 809 Austin Springs Road, Johnson City, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Ollis was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late J.D. and Ina Lou Baker Hampton and was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack O. Ollis, in 1983, two brothers, Raymond Hampton and Dwain Hampton, and a sister, Goldie Hodge.

   Mrs. Ollis was a homemaker and a member of Austin Springs United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was a former member of the Austin Springs Home Demonstration Club.

   Survivors include two sons, Jack O. Hollis Jr., and his wife, Betsy, Jonesborough, and Hiram R. Ollis and his wife, Robin, Johnson City; a daughter, Bess "Bessie" Ollis Ricker, and her husband, T.J., Johnson City; three granddaughters, Rebecca Arnett, Nashville, Rachel Ollis, Cleveland, Ohio, and Lisa Bodenheimer, Pfafftown, N.C.; and nine great-grandchildren, T.J. Arnett, Leslie Arnett, Kayla Bodenheimer, Jimmy Harrell, Stephanie Harrell, Tim Thacker, Rick Ricker, Tammy Ricker and Rhonda Ricker. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   OLLIS -- Funeral services for Ruth Hampton Ollis, 76, 809 Austin Springs Road, Johnson City, who went to be with the Lord Monday, March 20, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Graveside committal services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Those planning to attend the committal service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m. Thursday to proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from nephews and friends. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Austin Springs United Methodist Church, 726 Austin Springs Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 or to the National Kidney Foundation, Northeast Chapter, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2, Knoxville, Tenn. 37917. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter, Bessie Ricker, 134 Candleknob Road, Johnson City. Mrs. Ollis was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and friend to all. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.


Marcie C. Parlier
3/21/00

   Marcie Click Parlier, 46, 512 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly at her residence Friday, March 17, 2000.

   Mrs. Parlier was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Cole Click.

   Mrs. Parlier was a 1971 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was a homemaker and had worked for 15 years as a private duty CNA.

   Survivors include her husband, Richard F. Parlier Jr., of the home; a daughter, Stacy Renee Hatley, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Joseph Hatley and Dylan Harmon; two brothers, Daryl Click, Elizabethton, and Billy Mowery, Athens; and four sisters, Beulah Evans and Barbara Mitchell, both of Athens, Shelia Haws, Jonesborough, and Rosie Mowery, Tavernier, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   PARLIER -- Graveside services for Marcie Click Parlier, 46, 512 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, March 17, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Mark Hatley and Rev. Ric Johnson officiating. Active pallbearers will be Tim Parlier, Billy Parlier, Greg Parlier, Ron Townsend, Mike Townsend, Clifford "Bo" Hatley and Roy Hatley. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Doris Whitson
3/21/00

   Ms. Doris Whitson, 210 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Ms. Whitson was a native of Eolia, Ky., and the daughter of the late William Henry and Edna Whitson. She was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

   Ms. Whitson had lived in Elizabethton most of her life. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three sisters, Maude E. Whitson, of the home, Mae Hurd, Clewiston, Fla., and Barbara Pless, Elizabethton, and two aunts, Flo Bartlett, Elizabethton, and Laura Whitson, Benham, Ky. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   WHITSON -- Funeral services for Ms. Doris Whitson, 210 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 20, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Mark Collins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Melodye Sparks, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1300 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, Minn. 55403. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Mary C. Wilson
3/21/00

   Mary C. "Sue Crabtree" Wilson, 66, 186 Carver Crabtree Road, Hampton, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

   Mrs. Wilson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Clayborne and Mary McGhee Crabtree. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest C. Wilson, a daughter, Rita Russell, a brother, James Crabtree, and three grandchildren.

   Mrs. Wilson was a member of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and David Cutler, Pensacola, Fla., Linda and Jackie Shackelford and Kathy and Eldon White, all of Hampton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Rita Culler, Hampton; and three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Crabtree, Elizabethton, Robert and Sylvia Crabtree, of Indiana, Raymond and RoseAnn Crabtree and Ruby Crabtree, all of Hampton. Twelve grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   WILSON -- Funeral services for Mary C. "Sue Crabtree" Wilson, 66, 186 Carver Crabtree Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, March 19, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Stevens and Rev. Bob Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, will be Scott Dugger, Bobby Dugger, Andy Dugger, David Spates, Jeremey Culler, Jacob Culler, Jimmy Crabtree and Junior Crabtree. Honorary pallbearers will be Christine Shiver, Deborah Reynolds, Rebecca Taylor, Stephanie Worthington and Julie Combs. 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 cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Edith G. Dugger
3/20/00

   Mrs. Edith G. Dugger, 87, 208 East F. Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Dugger was a native of Meadowview, Va., and a daughter of the late Benjamin Floyd and Mary Barbara Ryan Godbey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Dugger Jr., in 1962, two brothers and two sisters.

   Mrs. Dugger was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and James Taylor and Brenda and Bob Carver, all of Kingsport; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Benjamin Dugger, Falls Church, Va., and Brent and Suzanne Dugger, Elizabethton; a sister, Jewell McDonald, Whittier, N.C.; a brother, Ben F. Godbey, Summer Field, Fla.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three special friends, Mary Whaley, Dorothy Merritt and Ethel Barnett, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Edith G. Dugger, 87, 208 East F. Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, March 17, 2000, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Jim Lindsay and Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Benjamin Dugger, Brandon Taylor, Bob Edwards, Jim Taylor, Bob Carver, Jim Milhorn, Greg Peters and Jim Lane. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Komaromy, Curt Emmert, Greg Morrell, Carroll Boone, Richard Barker, Dr. Eugene Galloway and Dr. Robert Walter. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Brent Dugger, 605 Maryetta Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Annis Heck
3/20/00

   Annis "Ann" Heck, 86, formerly of 619 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at Hermitage Health Center following a lengthy illness.

   Ms. Heck was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John and Josie Campbell McNeal. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Traver N. Heck, in 1981, a daughter, Frances Racey, four brothers and two sisters.

   Ms. Heck was a homemaker and attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son, Billy J. Stout, Roan Mountain; two daughters, Betty Jean Adcock and Bonnie Marie Heck, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Ray McNeal, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Virginia Peters, Elizabethton, and Nellie Campbell, Adrian, Mich. Seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive.

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

   HECK -- Graveside services for Annis "Ann" Heck, 86, formerly of 619 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, March 17, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2000, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Bessie Lewis
3/20/00

   Mrs. Bessie Lewis, 83, 308 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

   Funeral arrangements are pending.

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

 

J.B. Johnson
3/20/00

   J.B. Johnson, 79, formerly of 711 West I. Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Johnson was a native of Erwin and a son of the late J.L. and Annie Higgins Johnson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Carriger Johnson, August 2, 1999, a son-in-law, Joe E. Bunn Sr., and a brother.

   Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II. He was a member of the Connecticut Plumbers and Pipe Fitters #77 and a 50-year member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 of Elizabethton. He was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Johnson Bunn, Jonesborough; four sisters, Frances Bryant, Baytown, Texas, Betty Jo Hinkle, Flint, Mich., Ada Caldwell and Edna Arnett, both of Elizabethton; a grandson, Joe Bunn Jr., Johnson City; a great-granddaughter, Traci Sheffey, Salem, Va.; a great-great-grandson, Tyler Bunn, Salem, Va.; and a sister-in-law, Alpha Johnson, Port Arthur, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for J.B. Johnson, 79, formerly of 711 West I. Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, March 18, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2000, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Mark Collins officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Fund c/o Calvary Baptist Church, 225 N. Holly Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy



Marcie Parlier
3/20/00

   Marcie Parlier, 46, 512 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Friday, March 17, 2000, at her residence.

   Survivors include her husband, Richard F. Parlier Jr., of the home; a daughter, Stacy Hatley, Elizabethton; two sisters, Sheila Haws, Jonesborough, and Rosie Mowery, Tavernier, Fla.; a brother, Billy Mowery; and two grandchildren, Joseph and Dillon Hatley, both of Elizabethton.

   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Lydia H. Simerly
3/20/00

   Lydia Hall Simerly, 74, 424 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Simerly was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the son of the late John Landon and Susie Chambers Simerly. He was also preceded in death by six brothers, Lawrence, Rob, Jake, Dave, Dayton and Jim, and a sister, Delia Guinn.

   Mr. Simerly was a retired timber and sawmill worker and was of the Freewill Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include his wife, Oma Jean Hill Simerly, of the home; three sons, Rev. Lester Simerly, Roan Mountain, Rev. Ricky Simerly and Daney Simerly, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Steve Carver, Jonesborough; and two sisters, Mary Tolley, Kingsport, and Katie Jay Marzano, Roan Mountain. Three grandsons, two step-granddaughters, one step-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   SIMERLY -- Funeral services for Lydia Hall Simerly, 74, 424 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, March 16, 2000, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. John Vance and Rev. Bob Davis officiating. Music was under the direction of Margaret Smith and Edna Woodby, soloists, and Mary Collins, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in the Hall Cemetery, Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Joe Orr, Bill Highsmith, Earl Chambers, Gary Clark, Ken Woodby, Paul D. Smith, Bobby Hill and Jamie Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family received friends Saturday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also visit or call the residence any time. A special thanks to the Carter County Rescue Squad and Housecall Nurses of Hampton. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Charmia A. Whittington
3/20/00

   Mrs. Charmia A. Whittington, 90, 642 Boniview Lane, Altamonte Springs, Fla., died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at the Florida Living Nursing Center, Apopka, Fla.

   Mrs. Whittington was a native of Montezuma, N.C., and a daughter of the late Jake and Susan Hicks Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Whittington, in 1996.

   Mrs. Whittington had lived in Florida for the past four years. She was a graduate of Cranberry High School, Avery County, N.C., and was of the Baptist Faith.

   Survivors include a daughter, Peggy LaValle, Altamonte Springs, Fla., and a son, Fred Whittington, Johnson City. Eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.

   Mrs. Whittington will be returned to Avery County for funeral and interment. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge.


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