April 2000 Obituaries

David P. Birkner Jr.
4/14/00

   David P. Birkner Jr., 26, 253 Smalling Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Birkner was a native of Washington County and the son of David P. Birkner Sr. and Carol Hicks Birkner, of the residence.

   Mr. Birkner had lived in Carter County all of his life. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and attended Northeast State Technical Community College and East Tennessee State University. He was a 1992 graduate of Elizabethton High School.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister and brother-in-law, Jill and Yousseff Mekouar, Orlando, Fla.; his maternal grandmother, Ruby Hicks, Elizabethton; and his paternal grandmother, Wilma Birkner, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

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

   BIRKNER -- Funeral services for David P. Birkner Jr., 26, 253 Smalling Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bill Greer, Cathy Ashburn and Pat Presnell. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Randy Cook, Mark Hamilton, Dr. John Hamilton, Danny Birkner Jr., Dan Mills and Wayne Peeks. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Grace Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 253 Smalling Road, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to America's Keswick-Colony of Mercy, 601 Route 530, Whiting, N.J. 08759. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Claude Counts
4/14/00

   Claude Counts, 75, 1721 Sylvan Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at his residence.

   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

 

Estol T. Elliott
4/14/00

   Estol Thomas Elliott, 83, 171 Camelot Court, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 14, 2000.

   Mr. Elliott was a native of Johnson County (Doeville Community) and a son of the late Matthew and Cassie Nave Elliott. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Gouge Elliott, two brothers and three sisters.

   Mr. Elliott had lived in Carter County most of his life. He was an employee of Bemberg Corporation for 25 years and retired from Valley Equipment Company in Jonesborough. He also worked as a custodian at Unaka High School. He attended Hunter First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Stephen Dugger, Elizabethton; two special grandchildren, Ashley and Blake Dugger, both of Elizabethton; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Blanch Norris, Butler, Beulah Turbyfill, Elizabethton, Bernice and Donald Reece, Elizabethton, and Geanette and Carl Hayes, of North Carolina; and a sister-in-law, Ruby Elliott, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   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

Cleo C. Lowe
4/14/00

   Cleo Cannon Lowe, 81, Oak Grove Avenue, Greeneville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at her home after a lengthy illness.

   Cleo was the daughter of the late James Blaine and Lucy Johnson Cannon. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mayme Cannon Shull.

   She was retired from Nancy Lynn Fashions, Greeneville, and was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include her husband of 61 years, S.D. "Shelby" Lowe; a sister, Mrs. Walter "Buck" Van Huss, Kingsport; two nieces and their husbands, Cindy (Van Huss) and Phil Lockhart, DeSoto, Texas, and Lisa (Shull) and Mike Bowling, Indianapolis, Ind.; a nephew and his wife, John and Karen Shull, Elizabethton; five sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Rose and R.L. Bowling, Stella and Edward Parton, Iva Walker, Bonnie Woody and Mary Rader, all of Greeneville. Other nieces and nephews include: Charles Rader, Maxie Woody, Bill Woody, Mary Shelton, Jack Walker Jr., Robert Walker, Linda Smith, Shelby Walker and Neal Colt. Several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews and cousins also survive.

   Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, 1125 Tusculum Boulevard, Greeneville, (423) 638-4141, is in charge of arrangements.

   LOWE -- Funeral services for Cleo Cannon Lowe, 81, Oak Grove Avenue, Greeneville, who died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Brackens and Rev. David Vaughn officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Greene Lawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be John C. Johnson, Charlie Kimery and Hartsell Jaynes. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Cole, 202 Rankin Drive, Greeneville, Tenn. 37745, or to Smoky Mountain Hospice of Greeneville. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, 1125 Tusculum Boulevard, Greeneville, (423) 638-4141, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Betty L. Phillips
4/14/00

   Betty Lou Phillips, 51, 434 Bonnie Kate Blvd., Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   Mrs. Phillips was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of Lona Stout Cunningham, Butler, and the late Fred Elliott.

   Mrs. Phillips had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. She was retired due to disability from Ivy Hall Nursing Home and was a member of the Harbor Light Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Darrell P. Phillips; two daughters, Lori Ann Deloach and Gloria Lynn Stout, both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Mary Lee Shepherd, Elizabethton, and Verda Graybeal, Butler; and a brother, Earnest Elliott, Elizabethton. Four grandchildren also survive.

   Services are tentatively scheduled for Sunday evening at Harbor Light Baptist Church. Arrangements will be announced later.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.


Emma E. Timbs
4/14/00

   Emma Elizabeth Brewer Timbs, 94, 236 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at the home of her son, Harold Timbs.

   Mrs. Timbs was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Wesley and Bell Lothrey Brewer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Timbs, September 8, 1991, two sons, Brady and Roy Haskel Timbs, and a daughter, Marie Timbs Thompson.

   Mrs. Timbs was a member of Borderview Christian Church since 1945. She was a homemaker and mother of 15 children.

   Survivors include nine daughters and seven sons-in-law, Wanda Pickering, Mt. Dora, Fla., Dawn and Richard Grubbs, Hillsdale, Mich., Jean and Joe Garrett, Abingdon, Va., Anna and William Bare and Sue and David Shmidt, all of Bluff City, Retha and George Williams, Hampton, Evelyn Helton, Thelma and Vaughn Taylor and Janice and Larry Stanbery, all of Elizabethton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Houston and Betty Timbs, Claude Harold and Eva Timbs and Robert and Peggy Timbs, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Maudie Potter, Elizabethton; and a daughter-in-law, Nola Timbs, Elizabethton. Thirty-five grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, all special friends at Borderview Christian Church, and other special friends also survive.

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

   TIMBS -- Funeral services for Emma Elizabeth Brewer Timbs, 94, 236 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 13, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Borderview Christian Church with Mr. David Wolfe, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Scott Reynolds and Lisa McGinnis. Interment will follow at Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from the Elders and Deacons of Borderview Christian Church. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Borderview Christian Church, special friends, Wesley and Mary Thornton, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 236 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence of her son, Claude Harold Timbs, 223 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Special Projects Fund, Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643-5246. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

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