April 2000 Obituaries

Joseph A. Hammonds
4/11/00

   Joseph "Joe" Andrew Hammonds, 17, 1205 Hillside Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, in Inverness, Fla., as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident.

   A native of Sullivan County, he was the son of Joe Hammonds, Inverness, Fla., and Donna Lawson, Elizabethton. He was an auto mechanic.

   Survivors include his mother and step-father, Donna and Billy Lawson, Elizabethton; his father and his father's fiancée, Joe Hammonds and Terri Blocker, Inverness, Fla.; two sisters, Donia Hammonds and Brittany Necessary, both of the home; two step-sisters, Tiffany Bailey and Lisa LaVelle, both of Inverness, Fla.; his maternal grandparents, George Lawson, of Alabama, and Glenna Pauley, Kingsport; his paternal grandfather, Joe Hammonds, Kingsport; and his maternal great-grandmother, Celeste Lawson, of the home. Several aunts and uncles also survive.

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

   HAMMONDS -- Funeral services for Joseph "Joe" Andrew Hammonds, 17, 1205 Hillside Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 6, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Don Julian officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Brenda M. Maher
4/11/00

   Brenda McClellan Maher, 42, 534 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at the residence of her parents, Robert L. and Ann Arwood McClellan, after a brief illness.

   Ms. Maher was a native of Washington County and had lived in Forrest Park, Ga., for 21 years before coming to Elizabethton. She attended Happy Valley High School and was employed in the Food Industry.

   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Tommy Lee McClellan, Johnson City, and a sister, Patricia McClellan, Elizabethton. Two nieces and a nephew also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MAHER -- Funeral services for Brenda McClellan Maher, 42, 534 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 8, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Snyder's Memorial Gardens, Gray. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, will be Terry Carr, Ron Carr, Tommy McClellan, Brian Mosier, B.J. Ayers and Chris Tolley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence of her parents, Robert L. and Ann McClellan, 534 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Wyatt
4/11/00

   Mrs. Betty Wyatt, 68, 1013 Grindstaff Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Wyatt was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and the daughter of the late William N. and Elizabeth Norman Greene. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Greene.

   Mrs. Wyatt was a member of Doe River Baptist Church.

   Survivors include her husband, Earnest E. Wyatt, of the home; two sons, Earl Wyatt, Johnson City, and Dennis Wyatt, Cleveland, Tenn.; a grandson, Chris Wyatt, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; two brothers, Lee Greene, Bakersville, N.C., and John Greene, Newton, N.C.; and a sister, Marie Wilson, Bakersville, 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

   WYATT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Wyatt, 68, 1013 Grindstaff Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, April 10, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Fred Wade and Rev. Willie Lunsford officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends and members of Doe River Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Hicks, Danny Little, Terry Ward, friends and neighbors, the Nurses of Wing 5200 of Johnson City Medical Center, Dr. Karnad, Dr. Stanley Vermillion, Dr. Rau, Dr. Calvin Morgan, Dr. Krishnan, Dr. Agnes Hamati, Dr. Shoondyke, Dr. Kaplon, Dr. Cody, Richard Hope, RN. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday. To those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society, "Relay for Life," Attn: Guy Whittamore, Operating Room, James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Hospital, Mountain Home, TN 37684. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Horace C. Anders
4/10/00

   Horace Carson Anders, 73, 146 Kerns Street, Evergreen community, Erwin, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the Johnson City Medical Center.

   He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Hazen C. and Lenice Fletcher Anders.

   He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Arkansas. Here he received the Victory World War II Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Area Medal and two stars.

   He retired from the former Clinchfield Railroad following 26 years of service where he had worked in the accounting department in Erwin and later in Jacksonville, Fla. Following his retirement from Clinchfield Railroad, he was employed by Murray Guard at Nuclear Fuel Service, Inc., Erwin,retiring from there in 1989. He enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.

   He was a charter member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church (formerly First Free Will Baptist Church) where he had served on the board of deacons for a number of years. Here he had served in various capacities, including Sunday school teacher. He was currently serving as teacher of the Mens' Sunday School Class.

   Survivors include his wife, Louise Gouge Anders; one daughter and son-in-law, Jamie Anders and Gaylon Foster, Erwin; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Suzanne Anders, Johnson City; one sister, Virginia Anders, Erwin; two grandchildren: Brandon Drew Anders and Mallory Lauren Foster; and several nieces and nephews.

   Valley Funeral Home, (423) 743-9187, Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.

   ANDERS -- Funeral services for Horace Carson Anders, 73, 146 Kerns Street, Evergreen community, Erwin, who died Thursday were conducted at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church (formerly First Free Will Baptist Church). The Revs. Ronnie Adkins and Johnnie Floyd will officiate. Music will be provided by Josh and Christy Baer and by Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church Choir and will be under the direction of Josh Baer. The family received friends at Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church on Saturday from 6 p.m. until service time. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Evergreen Cemetery. Military graveside honors will be provided by Elizabethton V.F.W. Post #2166. Serving as pallbearers will be Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church deacons: Paul Whitson, Walter Harris, Warren Dunbar, Bob Grindstaff, Ricky Honeycutt, David Harris and Travis Lusk. Other pallbearers will be Jim Hensley and Jim Moore. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tom Beach, Scott Fowler and Gene Ramsey. Those attending the graveside services will meet at Valley Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday to go in procession to Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Program, C/O Gideon Memorial Bible Representative, P.O. Box 398, Erwin, TN 37650. Valley Funeral Home, 1085 North Main Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley

William W. Baumgardner
4/10/00

   William W. "Woody" Baumgardner, 76, 192 Rosewood Circle, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 7, 2000, in the James H Quillen V.A. Medical Center.

   A native of Stoneiga, Va., he was a son of the late Jacob and Margaret Hampton Baumgardner. He had lived a number of years in Carter County. Mr. Baumgardner was preceded in death by two sisters and by one brother.

   He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp. He was an air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Slagles United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Juanita Davis Baumgardner; three daughters and two sons-in-law: Margaret and Sherrill Honeycutt, Marion Stanley and Dorothy and Roger Stevens, all of Elizabethton; three grandsons: Doug Stanley and his wife, Michelle Stanley, Elizabethton; Eric Baumgardner and Cody Baumgardner, Elizabethton; one great-grandson, Jared Stanley, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


   BAUMGARDNER -- Graveside service for William W. "Woody" Baumgardner, 76, 192 Rosewood Circle, Elizabethton, who Died Friday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the Rev. Melvin Ferrell and the Rev. Benny Huguley officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday will be Tony Bowers, Tony Hughes, Tom Hilton, Jack Rocker, Danny Davis and Hobert Birchfield. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a grandson and his wife, Doug and Michelle Stanley, 306 East C Street, Elizabethton. Military graveside honors will be accorded by V.F.W. Post 2166, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Don Berry
4/10/00

   Don Berry, 50, 3015 Leasa Court, Marietta, Ga., died Friday, April 7, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was the son of Laura Montgomery Williams, Kingsport, and the late James Ray Berry. He had lived in Marietta, Ga., since 1984.

   Mr. Berry was a member of Rose Lane Baptist Church of Marietta and was service manager of Parkway Ford in Adairsville, Ga., for the last seven years.

   In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Vicki Garrison Berry, of the home; one son, Bryan Berry, Marietta, Ga.; one daughter, Stephany Berry, Marietta, Ga.; two brothers: Gary Berry and Ray Berry, both of Kingsport; one sister, Terri Garber, Kingsport; his stepfather, Bill Williams, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

   BERRY -- Funeral services for Don Berry, 50, 3015 Leasa Court, Marietta, Ga., who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Shaffer officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, at Morrell Cemetery, Bluff City. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening at Tetrick evening at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program-F, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Gertrude L. Cole
4/10/00

   Mrs. Gertrude L. Cole, 81, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Cole was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Charles Lee and Eva Sarah Mae Hodges Danner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ruby Cole, May 30, 1989, and by four sisters and three brothers.

   Mrs. Cole had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a Charter Member of the Unaka Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a brother, Worley Danner, Mt. Juliet, and a sister, Georgia Buckles, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   COLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude L. Cole, 81, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, who died Sunday, April 9, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Montgomery and Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Fornie Danner will provide the music. Interment will be in the Blevins Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Norman Dugger
4/10/00

   Norman Dugger, 82, 512 N. Dugger Road, Mountain City, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Mountain Home.

   Mr. Dugger was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late John Anderson Dugger and Mary Iva Lee Tester Dugger. He was also preceded in death by a son, Carroll Dugger, three brothers, Fred L. Dugger, L.R. "Doc" Dugger and Mark Dugger, and three sisters, Mollie Jane Stanton, Rita Wolfe and Bonnie Wilson.

   Mr. Dugger was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a retired school teacher, having taught 37 years in the Johnson County School System, and was a former principal of the Dry Run Elementary School. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State College and a member of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church.

   Mr. Dugger formerly served as a Director of the Johnson County U.S.D.A. Farm Services and the Farm Bureau of Johnson County.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Baker Dugger, of the home; a son, Gerald S. Dugger, Butler; two daughters, Linda Sweetman, Tustin, Calif., and Mary Carroll, Butler; and a sister, Tina Greene, Butler. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

   Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.

   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Norman Dugger, 82, 512 N. Dugger Road, Mountain City, who died Saturday, April 8, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Greene, Rev. Doug Ranshaw and Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sugar Grove Trio. Interment will be in the Sugar Grove Cemetery with the Johnson County Honor Guard in charge of the military graveside service. Active pallbearers will be Gerald S. Dugger, Robert L. Dugger, David L. Dugger, Earl W. Dugger, Danny Herman, James R. "Bob" Tester, Mark Tester and Dale Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Cullop, Wayne Stanton, James Lefler, Jim Birchfield, Silas Tester, Carroll Tester, Wade Snyder, Godfrey "Jim" Cable, Gervis Greenwell, Thomas L. Culver, Ira Harmon, Carl Trivette, Jeff Wagner, Clarence Howard, James D. Johnson, John L. Dugger and the deacons of both Sugar Grove Baptist Church and Bakers Gap Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph A. Hammonds
4/10/00

   Joseph Andrew Hammonds, 17, 1205 Hillside Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Inverness, Fla.

   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

Brenda M. Maher
4/10/00

   Brenda McClellan Maher, 42, 534 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at the residence of her parents, Robert L. and Ann Arwood McClellan, after a brief illness.

   Ms. Maher was a native of Washington County and had lived in Forrest Park, Ga., for 21 years before coming to Elizabethton. She attended Happy Valley High School and was employed in the Food Industry.

   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Tommy Lee McClellan, Johnson City, and a sister, Patricia McClellan, Elizabethton. Two nieces and a nephew also survive.

   Services are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday evening.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Oliver
4/10/00

   Bobby Oliver, 62, 437 Nave Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Luther Henry and Mamie Buckles Oliver. Mr. Oliver was preceded in death by a brother, William Oliver and a sister, Opal Oliver Lewis.

   Prior to his illness, he was a supervisor with the H.C. Lewis Construction Co. Mr. Oliver served in the U.S. Army.

   Survivors include his wife, Brenda Williams Oliver; two sons: Jeremy Oliver, Wilbur Dam Road, Elizabethton; and Jonathan Michael Oliver, of the home; four brothers: Tim Oliver, Clarence Oliver, Dewey Oliver, and Luther Oliver; all of Elizabethton; three sisters: Shirley Harris, Lithonia, Ga.; and Mary Phillips and Carolyn Treadway, both of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   OLIVER -- Funeral services for Bobby Oliver, 62, 437 Nave Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Willie Lunsford officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Buckles Cemetery. Charlie Williams will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, will be Gurney Pierce, Lawrence Pierce, Dallas Pierce, Lawrence T. Pierce, Andy Wilson, Randy Wilson and Chris Honeycutt. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, Willard Bowers, Arthur Bowers and Kirby Carpenter. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


James Shorter
4/10/00

   James Shorter, 70, 501 West D Street, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Friday, April 7, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

   A native of Embreeville, Tenn., he had lived most of his life in Johnson City. Mr. Shorter was a son of the late Charles Ernest and Georgia Kate Shorter.

   He was the owner of Shorter's Appliance Service, Johnson City, since 1968. Mr. Shorter was a member of Clifton View Baptist church, Johnson City.

   Survivors include his wife, Mildred Britt Shorter; three sons: the Rev. Dave Shorter, Elizabethton; the Rev. Larry Shorter, Johnson City; and Dr. Keith Shorter, Easley, S.C.; one brother, Clay Shorter, Roseville, Mich.; three sisters: Charlotte Mauk, Roseville; Rita Rogers, Anderson, S.C.; and Gladys Buchanan, Johnson City; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

   SHORTER -- Funeral services for James Shorter, 70, 501 West D Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Revs. Dave Shorter, the Rev. Larry Shorter, Dr. Keith Shorter, and the Rev. K.J. Shorter will officiate. Burial will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Monday in the Monte Vista Burial Park, with the Rev. Claude Babb and Dr. Allen Davis officiating. The family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. and proceed to the cemetery for committal services. Pallbearers will be K.J. Shorter, Curtis Hyder, Lee Britt, Doug Rasnick, Brian Britt, Ron Peters, Mike Hill, Nathan Hill, Chad Kyker and Brian Morton. Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd Hurley, Dr. Ahmed Khan, Wayne St. John and the Men's Sunday School Class of Clifton View Baptist Church. For those who wish, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Clifton View Baptist Church van fund, 1507 Orleans Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday and other hours at the home of a son, the Rev. Larry Shorter, 120 Cedar Street, Johnson City. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 282-1521, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

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