April 2000 Obituaries

Earl L. Borders
4/13/00

   Earl L. Borders, 68, 117 Bear Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.

   Mr. Borders was a native of Richmond, Ind., and the son of the late Earl and Mable Washam Borders. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Janie Lynn Borders.

   Mr. Borders was a member of Peoples' Church, St. Petersburg, Fla., and a retired security guard. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion.

   Survivors include his wife, Shirley Rankin Borders, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny Borders, of the home, and Michael and Gail Borders, Elizabethton; and a sister, Rose Ramey, Haggerstown, Ind.

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

   BORDERS -- Funeral services for Earl L. Borders, 68, 117 Bear Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park, St. Petersburg, Fla., at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

J.W. Geagley Sr.
4/13/00

   J.W. Geagley Sr., 93, 415 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Geagley was a native of Bristol, Va., and the son of the late John Everett and Julia Gray Geagley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee Brown Geagley, March 18, 1993, and several brothers and sisters.

   Mr. Geagley was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton where he was a member of the Wesley Bible Sunday School Class. He was a former cabinet maker and employee of Builders' Supply Company. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the 3rd Army under General Patton, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

   Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Jones, Boston, Mass.; a son and daughter-in-law, John W. Geagley Jr. and Peggy Geagley, Elizabethton; a sister, Fern Comer, Bristol; six grandchildren, Betsy Geagley, Matt Geagley, Kelly Geagley and Tommy Wetzel, all of Elizabethton, Jennifer Eckhoff, Rumston, N.J., and Jada Kavanagh, of Connecticut; five great-grandchildren, Josh, Neal and Elizabeth Wandell, all of Elizabethton, Jessica Eckhoff, Rumston, N.J., and Patrick Kavanagh, of Connecticut; and a great-great-granddaughter, Jayla Wandell, Elizabethton. A close and dear friend, Joanne Geagley, and several nieces and nephews in Bristol also survive.

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

   GEAGLEY -- Funeral services for J.W. Geagley Sr., 93, 415 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Kenneth LaDuke and Rev. William Carter officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be J.D. Grindstaff, Carroll Broome, Richard Grindstaff, Sid Smithdeal, Dale Smith, Harry Fine, Jim Jones and Jennings Wagner. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Bennett, members of the Wesley Bible Sunday School Class, Tim Holtsclaw, Ron Holtsclaw, Preston Hawthorne and Robert Hicks. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday 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 sent to the Student Scholarship Fund, First United Methodist Church, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Coy J. Nave
4/13/00

   Coy J. "Junior" Nave, 70, 525 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mr. Nave was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Coy E. and Mamie Hyder Nave.

   Mr. Nave was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation, and was a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a member, Deacon and Teacher of the Adult Mens Sunday School Class of Zion Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the United States Marine Corps.

   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Joey and Pam Nave, Elizabethton, and Sherrel and Cindy Nave, Johnson City; four sisters and two brothers-in-law Pansy and Frank Taylor, Blanche and Jack Dolan and Mary Nave, all of Elizabethton, and Vorita Hodge, of Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Farris Nave, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Jessica Honaker; two grandsons, Hunter Nave and Joshua Nave; several nieces and nephews; and his special friends, Lester, Elaine and Travis Brumit and Dean and Carol Blevins.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   NAVE -- Funeral services for Coy J. "Junior" Nave, 70, 525 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Sherrel Nave, Rev. Harold Campbell and Rev. C.W. Snodgrass officiating. Steve Vannoy, Audrey Taylor and the Men's Quartet of the church will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, in the McKinney Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Friday and also at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, will be Oscar Trivette, Stuart Dyer, Bill Dolan, Travis Brumit, Frank Greene, Claude Morton, Duane Forbes, Ray Loveless, Billy Joe Waycaster and Mike McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be Olen Pate, Clyde Hodge, Lester Brumit, Dean Blevins, the Deacons and Mens Sunday School Class of Zion Baptist Church and the Praying Mountain Men. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Zion Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Pam Nave, 142 Bear Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

David A. Russell
4/13/00

   David Allen Russell, 47, 203 Albemarle Avenue, SW, Roanoke, Va., died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Russell was a native of Johnson City and a son of the late Rufus and Daisy E. Garland Russell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Douglas Ray Russell and Bradley Garland.

   Mr. Russell was a disabled U.S. Army Veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include a son, David Russell Jr., Elizabethton; a daughter, Melinda Russell, Elizabethton; two sisters, Lorine Hopson, Johnson City, and Billie Jean Trimble, Dayton, Ohio; and five brothers, Tommy Russell and Bob Russell, both of Johnson City, Jack "Fred" Russell and Glen Russell, both of Dayton, Ohio, and J.C. Russell, Kingsport. A granddaughter also survives.

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

   RUSSELL -- Graveside committal services for David Allen Russell, 47, 203 Albemarle Avenue, SW, Roanoke, Va., who died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Delbert Storie officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Kingsport VFW Post #3382. Those planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the West Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Kenneth Lloyd Vanover
4/13/00

   Rev. Kenneth Lloyd Vanover, 65, 619 Spruce Street, Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

   Rev. Vanover was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late William J. and Pansy Ellen McFall Vanover. He was also preceded in death by a brother, a granddaughter and a grandson.

   Rev. Vanover was a member of East Watauga Avenue Baptist Church and was an ordained Baptist minister. He was a retired transit employee of the City of Johnson City.

   Survivors include his wife, Marie Morgan Vanover; two sons, Michael Vanover, Orlando, Fla., and David Vanover, of the home; five daughters, Mindy Carder, Lorie Bennett and Kimberly Bulla, all of Johnson City, Susan Al-Abed, Woodstock, Md., and Mary Jo McConnell, Hickory, N.C.; two brothers, James Vanover, Johnson City, and Wayne Vanover, Jonesborough; and five sisters, Mary Lee Holmes and Phyllis Nelson, both of Elizabethton, Viola Barnett and Judy Kay Taylor, both of Johnson City, and Betty Jo Robertson, Jonesborough. Thirteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   VANOVER -- Funeral services for Rev. Kenneth Lloyd Vanover, 65, 619 Spruce Street, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Mike Dickenson and Rev. Charles Guinn officiating. The Humphreys Family will provide special music. Interment will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Those attending the graveside services are asked to meet at Morris-Baker by 10:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Garry McConnell, Gordon Bulla, Darrell Bennett, Tommy Carder, Charles Guinn Jr. and Dusty Constable. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Simpson, Harry Richardson, Glen Hoilman and Robert Self. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Junior L. Brockwell
4/12/00

   Junior Lee Brockwell, 74, 824 Walker Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mr. Brockwell was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Robert F. and Bertha Ollis Brockwell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ronda Brockwell and Grady Brockwell.

   Mr. Brockwell had lived in Elizabethton for the past 38 years. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church. He had served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

   He was a member and Past Commander of American Legion Watauga Post No. 49; a member and Past Master of Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238; a member of the R.D. Keller Chapter No. 214; the B.E. Wooten Council No. 119 and Carter Commandery No. 37.

   Survivors include his wife, Annie Mae Lowe Brockwell; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert and Donna Brockwell and Darrell Brockwell, all of Asheville, N.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Charles Allen, Ocala, Fla.; and a brother and three sisters-in-law, Otis and Frances Brockwell, Shirley Brockwell and Marie Brockwell, all of Asheville, N.C. Five granddaughters, three grandsons and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   BROCKWELL -- Funeral services for Junior Lee Brockwell, 74, 824 Walker Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Phil Poston officiating. The First Free Will Quartet will provide the music. Dashiell Masonic Lodge will conduct a Memorial Service following the funeral service. Graveside services and interment will be at 12 noon Friday, April 14, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers will be selected from members of Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Elliott, Johnny Holder, George Trent, Kyle Chambers, Bill Hampton, Victor Deloach, Phil Carpenter, Clarence Thompson, William Mackley, John L. Bowers, Lawrence "Beardy" Holly and Ken Butler. A special "Thank You" to the staff and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and employees of the Carter County Rescue Squad. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Brockwell to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lon D. Campbell
4/12/00

   Lon David Campbell, 76, 653 Old Embreeville Road, Jonesborough, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

   Mr. Campbell was a native of Hampton and the son of the late Edward M. and Polly Honeycutt Campbell. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lawton Campbell, and three sisters, Hattie Nave, Clora Pierce and Georgia Ingram.

   Mr. Campbell was a member of the Cherokee Baptist Church and was the owner and operator of Campbell Upholstery, specializing in 18th Century Customized Furniture. He traveled extensively in the U.S. He was a veteran of the Navy/Air Force, serving as a 2nd Class Petty Officer in World War II.

   Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Hazel Wagner Campbell, of the home, and a brother, Frank Campbell, High Point, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Lon David Campbell, 76, 653 Old Embreeville Road, Jonesborough, who died Monday, April 10, 2000, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2000, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kelver Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, prior to the funeral service. Interment services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Cherokee Baptist Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Rick Yett, Vestal Treadway, Doran Brookshire, William Mitchell, Paul Masters, Gary Gamble, Gary Bennett and Bill Stoots. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Cherokee Baptist Church, John Dillow and Bob Rogers. The family requests any donations may be made to the Cherokee Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Cherokee Baptist Church, 143 Mayberry Road, Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.


Maggie R. Deloach
4/12/00

   Maggie R. Deloach, 80, 608 Locust Street, Lot 31, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Deloach was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late E.T. "Doc" and Arwilda Williams Deloach. She was also preceded in death by a son, Johnny Whitehead, in 1998, three sisters, four brothers and a great-grandson.

   Mrs. Deloach attended Friendship Free Will Baptist Church of Hampton. She was a former employee of Big B Restaurant.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Richard Sheek, Cleveland, N.C., and Wilma and Charles Lyons, Elizabethton, and a brother, Albert Deloach, Hampton. Twelve grandchildren, 27 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 Maggie R. Deloach, 80, 608 Locust Street, Lot 31, Elizabethton, who died Monday, April 10, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Fields officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 13, at Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery, Hampton, with special music to be provided by John Wyatt, bagpiper, step-great-grandson. Active pallbearers will be George Smith, D.C. Simerly, Lewis Honeycutt, Jerry Young, Howard Julian and Eddie Deloach. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Scalf, Laura Clark and Till Deloach Lyons. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 11:25 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the home of a granddaughter, Joy Harrell, 4th Street, Hampton, or at the home of her brother, Albert Deloach, 163 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent 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


David C. Gourley
4/12/00

   David C. Gourley, 77, 270 Max Jett Road, Johnson City, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mr. Gourley was a native of Tarpond, Va., and had lived in Carter County since 1940. He was a son of the late Samuel M. and Helen Wright Gourley and was also preceded in death by a brother, Sanford Gourley, and a sister, Trulah Phillips.

   Mr. Gourley was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a retired supervisor with North American Rayon Corporation with 32 years of service. He was a member of Green Pine Baptist Mission.

   Survivors include his wife, Mamie Shepherd Gourley, of the home; a son, Rickey L. Gourley, Gastonia, N.C.; a daughter, Sharon Leach, Johnson City; a brother, Sammy Gourley, of Maryland; three sisters, Iris Guy, of Arizona, Negetha Powers, of Virginia, and Mae Luntsford, Charleston, S.C.; and two grandchildren, Todd Leach and Kim Leach, both of Johnson City.

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

   GOURLEY -- Funeral services for David C. Gourley, 77, 270 Max Jett Road, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 10, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Jerry Stout and Rev. Willie Justice officiating. Music will be by the Milligan Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend this service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday. Active pallbearers will be Larry Leach, Brice Willocks, Darrell Willocks, Eddie Tipton, Calvin Tipton, Steve Hill, Jim Hill and Bruce Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Willocks, Clay Leach, Wally Shepherd, Randy Shepherd and Dick Shepherd. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter, Sharon Leach, 169 Leach Road, Johnson City, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

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