April 2000 Obituaries

Vestal Buck
4/17/00

   Vestal "Sim" Buck, 93, 1735 West G. Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a brief illness.

   Mr. Buck was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late Landon and Martha Jones Buck. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mae Luther Buck, in 1990, five brothers, Foy, Milton, Joe, Dayton and Pat Buck, and two sisters, Luna Drumm and Ada Pignatello.

   Mr. Buck was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 50 years of service. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

   Survivors include a son, Guy C. Buck, Johnson City; two sisters, Juanita Bridgeman, Elizabethton, and Ruth Spoone, Lenoir City; and three grandchildren, Debra Bacon, Elizabethton, Vickie Buck, Gray, and Kara Buck, Johnson City. 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

   BUCK -- Funeral services for Vestal "Sim" Buck, 93, 1735 West G. Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 15, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Joe Sorah and Dr. Ray Sorrells officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class of Calvary Baptist Church. To those who desire, memorials made be made to the Kitchen Fund, Calvary Baptist Church, 225 N. Holly Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1735 West G. Street, Elizabethton, any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

Haley M. Cordell
4/17/00

   Haley Marie Cordell, infant daughter of Violet Cordell and Terry Campbell, 167 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

   She was preceded in death by a sister, Desserree Cordell.

   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two brothers, Anthony and Timothy Cordell, both of the home; her maternal grandmother, Vivian Guy, Elizabethton; her maternal great-grandmother, Adlead Guy, Newland, N.C.; her paternal great-grandmother, Iva Lee Markland, Roan Mountain; three aunts, Velvet Mercer, Kingsport, Patricia Guy, Elizabethton, and Deborah Bennett, Roan Mountain; four uncles, Nick Campbell, Mike Cordell and Troy Bennett, all of Roan Mountain, and Tony Guy, Elizabethton; and four special friends, Roy and Shirley Campbell, Elizabethton, Betty Street, Hampton, and James Payne, Elizabethton.

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

   CORDELL -- Graveside services for Haley Marie Cordell, infant daughter of Violet Cordell and Terry Campbell, 167 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 13, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at McGuire Cemetery, Beech Mountain, N.C., with Rev. Erby McKinney and Mr. Will Andrews officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the service. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Claude A. Counts
4/17/00

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

   Mr. Counts was a native of Dickenson County, Va., and the son of the late Henry Grady and Dixie Hay Counts. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

   Mr. Counts had lived in Carter County since 1946. He was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and a retired employee of Raytheon Corporation. He was a member of the Elizabethton Lions Club and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

   Survivors include his wife, Rita Counts, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Paula Counts Gentry, Johnson City, and Cathy and Rex Parris, Johnson City; two brothers, James Counts, Elizabethton, and Perry Counts, Johnson City; five grandchildren, Allen Gentry, Joliet, Ill., Sara Alvey, Bristow, Va., Scott Gentry, Elizabethton, Rachel and Christie Parris, both of Chattanooga; and a great-granddaughter, Makenna Alvey, Bristow, Va.

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

   COUNTS -- Funeral services for Claude Allen Counts, 75, 1721 Sylvan Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, April 14, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Estep. Entombment and committal services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 17, in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Richard Counts, Larry Counts, Dr. Marc Counts, Dr. Scott Counts, Tracy Trott, Joe Mottern, Mick Marshall and Glen Cates. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class of First Christian Church, friends and neighbors, and co-workers of Raytheon Corporation. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Monday for the committal service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1721 Sylvan Hill Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Hazel W. Davenport
4/17/00

   Hazel Waycaster Davenport, 2140 West G. Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

   Ms. Davenport was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Mary Lucinda Shull Waycaster, Elizabethton, and the late David Waycaster.

   Ms. Davenport was a retired employee of East Tennessee Undergarment with 28 years of service and was a member of the Ladies of the Moose Auxiliary. She was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter, Angela Davenport Gouge, Johnson City; a son, Rocky Davenport, Elizabethton; three brothers, Steve Waycaster, Johnson City, Bill Waycaster and Ralph Waycaster, both of Elizabethton; a sister, Ruby McClain, Cocoa, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Lindsey Smith, Johnson City, and Robert Davenport, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   DAVENPORT -- Funeral services for Hazel Waycaster Davenport, 2140 West G. Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, April 14, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 16, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Emory Thornburg officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ms. Debbie Ratliff, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Shane Gouge, Randy Lewis, Larry Andes, Freddy Julian, Conley Waycaster and Ty Bowling. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Lipford, Keith Smith, Steve Chambers, Phillip Shull, J.L. Collins, Kevin Lipford, Mitchell Lipford, Matthew Lipford, Donley Davenport, Charlie Isakson, Michael Sansom, Bill Cornett, David Waycaster, Mitchell Waycaster, Tim Waycaster, Charles Hollowell, Dr. Scott Caudle, Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Eugene Galloway, Jim Cable and Rick Bird. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Estol T. Elliott
4/17/00

   Estol Thomas Elliott, 83, 171 Camelot Court, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 14, 2000, following an extended illness.

   Mr. Elliott was a native of Johnson County and the son of the late Matthew and Cassie Nave Elliott. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Gouge Elliott, February 5, 1991, two brothers and three sisters.

   Mr. Elliott had lived in Carter County most of his life. He attended Hunter First Baptist Church. He was an employee of Bemberg Industries for 25 years and retired from Valley Equipment Company of Jonesborough. He also worked at Unaka High School as a custodian. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and was decorated with the Purple Heart.

   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 and Bernice and Donald Reece, all of Elizabethton, and Geanette and Carl Hayes, of North Carolina; and a sister-in-law, Ruby Elliott, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

   ELLIOTT -- Funeral services for Estol Thomas Elliott, 83, 171 Camelot Court, Elizabethton, who died Friday, April 14, 2000, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Burl Garland and Rev. Dennis Deese officiating. Music was under the direction of Sue Bowers, organist, and Patti Hodge and Ashley Dugger, soloists. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Pallbearers will be selected from nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Hermitage Nursing Home, Dr. Robert Walter, the Staff of James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center, Dr. Barbara Overbay, John D. Elliott, the Staff of Unaka High School, Denton Lyons, Elbert Clemons, Sue Williams and Etta Hughes. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family received friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Janet Dugger, 217 George Bowers Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Ernest C. Heaton
4/17/00

   Ernest Clifford Heaton, 70, 621 McArthur Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, following an extended illness.

   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

 

Fred A. Heaton
4/17/00

   Fred Allen Heaton, 77, 800 North Pine Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mr. Heaton was a native of Carter County and had lived most of his life in Elizabethton. He was a son of the late Edgar and Mandy Hicks Heaton.

   Mr. Heaton was a U.S. Marine Veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post #49. He was a member of First Christian Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Hazel Cates Heaton, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and James M. Shell Jr. and June and Roger Shepard, all of Elizabethton, and Joyce and Tony Church, Johnson City; a sister, L. Fay Heaton, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Amber Shell, Elizabethton; and two grandsons, Tyler Church, Johnson City, and Derek Stanley, Elizabethton.

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

   HEATON -- Funeral services for Fred Allen Heaton, 77, 800 North Pine Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, April 14, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Donald Marshall and Mr. Dewayne Calhoun, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Gene Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Russell, John Campbell, Wayne Shell, Leonard Febuary, Randy Tadlock, Bill Carter, Lynn Montgomery and Ernest Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of First Christian Church and R.C. Bradshaw, Hansel Winters, Arlie Vaughn, Donald Williams, friends and neighbors. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 800 North Pine Street, Elizabethton, any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy


Camaleen C. Hughes
4/17/00

   Mrs. Camaleen C. Hughes, 65, 2534 Stateline Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Hughes was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Will and Nellie Tipton Cordell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, J.C. "Penny" Hughes in 1992, and by a brother and a sister.

   Mrs. Hughes was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Leslie Head, Hampton, and Connie and Lloyd Young, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Arlene Cordell, Johnson City; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Cordell, Roan Mountain, and Grace and Derald Whaley, Elizabethton; and a special neighbor, Bill Vaught. 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

   HUGHES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Camaleen C. Hughes, 65, 2534 Stateline Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 15, 2000, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Hugh Hall and Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Music will be by Rev. Hugh Hall, soloist, and Chad Lunceford, organist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Tom Cordell, Lanny Hughes, Gene Putman, Robert McCuistion, Michael Ward, R.L. Head, Derald Whaley and Keith Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Housecall, Dr. Ray Lamb, Patti Estes, FNP, and the Staff of the Oncology Clinic at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644, or the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the funeral service or at the residence, 2534 Stateline Road, Elizabethton, any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Allen Lee Jenkins
4/17/00

   Allen Lee Jenkins, 35, 708 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.

   A native of Carter County, he was a son of Christine Gass Jenkins, Elizabethton, and the late Richard Lee Jenkins, who died February 3, 1991.

   He was an employee of Superior Industries, Watauga. Allen loved to play golf and also loved music. He was a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three daughters, Danielle, Emily and Allison, and two sons, David and Anthony. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   JENKINS -- Funeral services for Allen Lee Jenkins, 35, 708 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 15, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Maines officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Jenkins Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Trivette officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Eric West, Kevin Cline, Mike Blevins, Jamie Peters, Tim Lyons and Scott Storie. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. R.S. Martin, Steve Storie, the Staff of the ICU of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and employees of Superior Industries. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William S. Marsh Jr.
4/17/00

   William Silas Marsh Jr., 51, 2377 Downing Street, Melvindale, Mich., was dead on arrival at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dearborn, Mich., as the results of an on-the-job accident Friday, April 14, 2000.

   Mr. Marsh was a native of Carter County and had lived in Michigan for a number of years. He was employed as a crane operator with the Bing Group, Detroit, Mich. He was of the Baptist faith.

   Mr. Marsh was preceded in death by his father, William Silas Marsh Sr.

   Survivors include his mother, Rona Mae Arnold Marsh, Elizabethton; a sister, Cathy Marsh, Elizabethton; three aunts, Mary Holder, Lois Lowe and Charlotte Townsend, all of Elizabethton; an uncle, Jerry Arnold, Elizabethton; and several cousins, including a special cousin, Bobby Marsh, Melvindale, Mich.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   MARSH -- Funeral services for William Silas Marsh Jr., 51, 2377 Downing Street, Melvindale, Mich., who died Friday, April 14, 2000, in Dearborn, Mich., will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mark Street officiating. Jason Thompson and Doyce Sheffield will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Dallas Campbell, Tim Townsend, Jerry Arnold, Randy Arnold, Roger Arnold, David Holder, Michael Holder, Jeremy Shane Taylor and Bobby Marsh. Honorary pallbearers will be Co-Workers of the Bing Group Steel, Detroit, Mich., friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Rona Arnold Marsh, 103 Mill Creek Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Lou Phillips
4/17/00

   Betty Lou Phillips, 51, 434 Bonnie Kate Boulevard, 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 a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a retired employee of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and a member of the Harbor Light Baptist Church.

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

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   PHILLIPS -- Funeral services for Betty Lou Phillips, 51, 434 Bonnie Kate Boulevard, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 13, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Harbor Light Baptist Church, Smalling Road, Johnson City, with Rev. Clarence Stanfield officiating. The church choir will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, in the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:55 p.m. Sunday, and also at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday, will be Jesse South Jr., Gary Deloach, Tim Graybeal, Tommy Tolley, Marty Elliott and Barry Elliott. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Harbor Light Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Helen M. Webster
4/17/00

   Helen Mariah Webster, 69, 2222 33rd Street, Bedford, Ind., died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford, after an illness of one month.

   Mrs. Webster was a native of Williamsville, Ill., and grew up in Philpot, Ky. She was a daughter of Ruth Dennison Moser, Bedford, Ind., and the late Melvin Moser. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rex O. Webster, September 25, 1992, three brothers and a sister.

   Mrs. Webster was a Registered Nurse at Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford, for 30 years, retiring in 1984, and was a member of Englewood Baptist Church of Bedford. She was a 1948 graduate of Davis County High School, Owensboro, Ky., and a 1951 graduate of Owensboro-Davis County School of Nursing in Kentucky.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three daughters, Treva Williams, Elizabethton, Sharon Hensley, Jonesborough, and Susan Webster, Bedford, Ind.; two sons, R. Douglas Webster, Bedford, Ind., and Mark Webster, Indianapolis, Ind.; and a brother, William Moser, Laurinburg, N.C. Seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, Ind., (812) 275-4433, is in charge of arrangements.

   WEBSTER -- Funeral services for Helen Mariah Webster, 69, 2222 33rd Street, Bedford, Ind., who died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Rev. David Ferry officiating. Interment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 12 noon Monday until the service hour. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, Ind., (812) 275-4433, is in charge of arrangements.

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