April 2000 Obituaries

Edward Davis
4/5/00

   Edward Davis, 57, 1608 E. Millard Street, Johnson City, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Davis was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late Charlie and Lois Murr Davis.

   Mr. Davis was an employee of Superior Industries and a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Juanita Davis; a son, Mark Davis, Elizabethton; two brothers, Rev. Jerry Davis and Rev. Bobby Davis, both of Johnson City; a sister, Shirley Rogers, Johnson City; a grandson, Anthony Davis, Elizabethton; and a step-granddaughter, Jamie Holtsclaw, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   DAVIS -- Funeral services for Edward Davis, 57, 1608 E. Millard Street, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 3, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Paul Crowe officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Cherokee Mountain Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazeline Estep
4/5/00

   Mrs. Hazeline Estep, 89, of Bland, Va., died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City, following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Estep was a native of Greeneville and a daughter of the late Francis and Fannie McAfee Leonard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter P. Estep, a sister and three brothers.

   Mrs. Estep had been a former resident of Johnson City and Stoney Creek before going to Virginia. She was a member of the Poplar Grove Baptist Church, Elizabethton.

   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Dennis Snell, 1205 Oakdale Court, Johnson City, Rosemary and Ernest Strickland, 3143 Cherokee Road, Johnson City, and Clayetta and Bill Burcham, Bland, Va.; and two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Bo Trivett, Fayetteville, Tenn., and Kenneth and Margie Estep, Elizabethton. Eleven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ESTEP -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hazeline Estep, 89, of Bland, Va., who died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating. Steve Patterson and Tammy Wilson will provide the music. Interment will follow in the Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ray Strickland, Ricky Burcham, Brian Hodge, Frankie Estep, Robbie Strickland and Billy Jack Campbell. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a grandson, Ray Strickland, 2901 Russum Avenue, Johnson City. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Stacy L. Johnson
4/4/00

   Stacy Lee Buchanan Johnson, 22, 214 Second Avenue, Hampton, died unexpectedly at her residence Saturday, April 1, 2000.

   Mrs. Johnson was a native of Winter Park, Fla., and the daughter of Herbert Buchanan, Elizabethton, and Elaine White Welch, Elizabethton.

   Mrs. Johnson was a member of Northside Baptist Church and was employed by Mills Greenhouse.

   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Charles Johnson, of the home; a son, Austin Johnson, of the home; a brother, Steven Buchanan, Elizabethton; and two step-sisters, Wendy Sams and Stacy Ingram, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.

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

   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Stacy Lee Buchanan Johnson, 22, 214 Second Avenue, Hampton, who died Saturday, April 1, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Gordon Welch officiating. Music will be under the direction of Diane Phillips, soloist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at 1503 Garden Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Kathleen M. Ranshaw
4/4/00

   Mrs. Kathleen M. Ranshaw, 78, 350 Morton Road, Hampton, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Unicoi County Hospital, Erwin, following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Ranshaw was a native of Unicoi County and had lived in Hampton for the last 30 years. She was the daughter of the late William Dee and Mary Lee Scalf McInturff and was also preceded in death by her husband, J.C. "Jackson" Ranshaw, September 14, 1997.

   Mrs. Ranshaw was a member of Union Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hampton Chapter #470.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Doug and Glenda Ranshaw, Hampton; a grandson and his wife, Travis and Donna Ranshaw, Hampton; a granddaughter, Tiffany Ranshaw, Hampton; and a brother, David McInturff, Blountville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   RANSHAW -- Funeral services for Mrs. Kathleen M. Ranshaw, 78, 350 Morton Road, Hampton, who died Monday, April 3, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Mickey Beal officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Ann Stepp. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Richard Tester, Glen Tester, Errol Campbell, Jimmy Matherly, James Norris, Gary Shingleton and Johnny Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be men of the Union Baptist Church, men of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church and E.C. Vines. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the home of her son, Rev. Doug Ranshaw, 323 Morton Road, Hampton, any time. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Camilla R. Arnold
4/3/00

   Camilla Rhea Arnold, 74, Hodge Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Arnold was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Joseph L. and Martha Smith Stout. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton "Tince" Arnold, January 25, 1990, four sisters and a brother.

   Mrs. Arnold had lived a number of years in Carter County. She attended Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Ray Glover, Elizabethton, and Betty and Kenneth Parlier, Greeneville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Cathy Arnold and Bryan and Shelia Arnold, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Wanda Arnold, Butler; three sisters-in-law, Dottie Arnold, Ercil Campbell and Nila Taylor, all of Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren, Mathew Arnold, Stephen Arnold, Christopher Arnold, Ashley Arnold and Renee Erwin, all of Elizabethton, Todd Arnold of Texas, Kimberly Moreland, Miamiville, Ohio, Boyd "Chip" Glover, Nashville, Tracy Parlier, Greeneville, and Kena Hyers, Knoxville; and three great-grandchildren, April Erwin, Joseph Parlier and Hunter Moreland. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ARNOLD -- Funeral services for Camilla Rhea Arnold, 74, Hodge Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 1, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Richardson and Rev. Buddy Arnold officiating. Barbara Long will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Smith, J. Reed, Ross Arnold, Earl Stout, Paul Deloach, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, C.W. Long, Junior Taylor and J.N. Taylor. Also her special friends, Janice, Linda, Mayme, Bessie, Claude and the Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Cathy Arnold, 228 Estep Loop, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles J. Simpson Sr.
4/3/00

   HICKORY, N.C. -- Charles J. Simpson Sr., 45, of Vale, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at his residence.

   Mr. Simpson was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and the son of Alzina Wyatt, Hickory, and the late Dee Allen Simpson. He was an employee of Carolina Steel.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Linda Long Simpson, of the home; a daughter, Tracie Michelle Simpson, Hickory; three sons, Charles J. Simpson Sr., Granite Falls, Travis Lee Simpson and Joshua Scott Simpson, both of the home; four sisters, Loretta Hefner, Newton, Joyce Oliver, Hickory, Patsy Watson, Marion, and Betty Carlisle, Lenoir; three brothers, Terry Lee Simpson, Conelly Springs, Grady Simpson, Hickory, and Bobby Ray Simpson, Sparta; a brother-in-law, Michael Ray Long, Hickory; and a granddaughter, Marissa Baker, Hickory.

   Graveside services and interment were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Stines officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 1607 Highland Avenue N.E., Hickory, N.C. 28601.

   Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Charlie C. Wright.
4/3/00

   Charlie C. Wright, 72, of Dumfries, Va., formerly of Hazel Mountain, Dante, Va., died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Potonac Hospital, Woodbridge, Va.

   Mr. Wright was a native of Virginia and a son of the late Cleveland and Lina Mullins Wright. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Marie Amburgey Wright, and several brothers and sisters.

   Mr. Wright was retired and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

   Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Charles Wright, Dumfries, Va., Jonathan Wetzel Wright, Hampton, and Matthew Lewis Wright, Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Alisha Aldridge, of Maine, and Regina Davis (Barry), Pocahontas, Va.; two brothers, Allen Wright, Ashland, Ohio, and Walter Wright, Chattanooga; and three sisters, Inis Ratliff, Savannah, Ga., Nora Minniger, Ashland, Ohio, and June Polar, Portsmouth, Va. Eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild also survive.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Huff-Cook Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, Va. Interment will follow in the Wright Family Cemetery, Counts Ridge near Dante, Va.

   Courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

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