April 2000 Obituaries

Katherine A. Carter
4/19/00

   Katherine Ann "Till" Carter, 69, 1301 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Carter was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Garfield and Margaret Vance Aldridge. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Carter, in 1989, and by five brothers and three sisters.

   Mrs. Carter had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a member of the Lynn Valley Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two sisters, Mabel Elliott, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, and Charlotte Buchanan, Bakersville, N.C., and two brothers, Hansel Aldridge, Charlotte, N.C., and Bobby Aldridge, Elk Park, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   CARTER -- Funeral services for Katherine Ann "Till" Carter, 69, 1301 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, April 17, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kermit Harpold officiating. Rev. Kermit Harpold and Mitzi Moody will provide the music. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mamie D. Gourley
4/19/00

   Mrs. Mamie D. Gourley, 77, 270 Max Jett Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Gourley was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Walter and Maude Lyons Shepherd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David C. Gourley, April 10, 2000, and by a brother and two sisters.

   Mrs. Gourley was a retired cook at Milligan College. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church of God.

   Survivors include a son, Rickey L. Gourley, Gastonia, N.C.; a daughter, Sharon Leach, Johnson City; a brother, Dick Shepherd, Greenville, S.C.; two sisters, Pauline Hill and Dorothy Tipton, both of Johnson City; and two grandchildren, Kim and Todd Leach, both of 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

   GOURLEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie D. Gourley, 77, 270 Max Jett Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 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 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Calvin Tipton, Eddie Tipton, Jim Hill, Steve Hill, Bruce Hill and Larry Leach. Honorary pallbearers will be Clay Leach and Ralph Willocks. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Sharon Leach, 169 Leach Road, Johnson City, any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday 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

George B. Montgomery
4/19/00

   George B. Montgomery, 78, 112 Parham Street, Hampton, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.

   Mr. Montgomery was a native of Butler and the son of the late Roosevelt Montgomery and DelRay Cook Montgomery. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Montgomery.

   Mr. Montgomery was of the Baptist faith and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He served in the U.S. Army 5th Army 338th Engineers Regiment in the North African and European campaign during World War II.

   Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Earleen R. Wilson Montgomery, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Kathy Montgomery and Rick and Tina Montgomery, all of Elizabethton, and Randy and Melody Montgomery, Hampton; eight grandchildren, Daniel Phillips and Nicholas Montgomery, both of Hampton, Scotty Montgomery, Joey Montgomery, Amy Byrd, Kelly Swiderski, Brandon Grindstaff and Amber Morris, all of Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Emily Byrd, Elizabethton; two brothers, Thomas Montgomery, Elizabethton, and John Montgomery, Roan Mountain; three sisters, Annabelle Greene, Nettie Harris and Sarah Jane Reed, all of Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and special friends at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Kitty Tolley and Parks Bowling.

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

   MONTGOMERY -- Funeral services for George B. Montgomery, 78, 112 Parham Street, Hampton, who died Monday, April 17, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. John Montgomery and Rev. Bill Jaynes officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Burbank Quartet. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2000, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be David Tolley, Mark Blevins, Chris Hodges, Greg Holtsclaw, Tony Bennett and Danny Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Phillips, Rob Benfield, Scotty Montgomery, Joey Montgomery, Gary Wilson, Roger Wilson and the Physicians and Staff at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:15 a.m. Friday for the graveside services. He will be remembered by those who loved and knew him for his master carpentry skills and has departed this earth to the join the Master Carpenter. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 112 Parham Street, Hampton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Joseph Rice Jr.
4/19/00

   Joseph "J.R." Rice Jr., 20, 305 Norton Hollow Road, Rock Creek Community, Erwin, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.

   Mr. Rice was a native of Johnson City, having lived his life in Unicoi County. He was the son of Joseph Rice Sr., Erwin, and Teresa Ayers Masters, Erwin.

   Mr. Rice was a 1998 graduate of Unicoi County High School and a member of Pathway Free Will Baptist Church, Erwin.

   He was preceded in death by a sister, Laurie Rice, in September 1995, his paternal grandfather, Anderson Rice, an aunt, June Lewis, and an uncle, Jackie Rice.

   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his step-father, Larry Masters, Erwin; his maternal grandparents, B. Bobby and Carol Ayers, Johnson City; his paternal grandmother, Ada Rice, Erwin; his step-grandmother, Flonia Masters, Erwin; a step-aunt, Janice Riddle, Erwin; two step-sisters, Tracy Lingerfelt and Robin McAllister; eight uncles, Kertis Ayers, Perry Ayers, Steven Ayers and Mickey Ayers, all of New Jersey, Tony Ayers, Johnson City, Howard Rice, Unicoi, Wayne Rice and Johnny Rice, both of Erwin; and five aunts, Shelia Woodruff, Johnson City, Vonnie Tello, of New Jersey, Bobbie Jean Wheeler, Johnson City, Faye Barnett, Erwin, and Patsy Seltzer, Elizbethton. Several cousins also survive.

   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley

   RICE -- Funeral services for Joseph "J.R." Rice Jr., 20, 305 Norton Hollow Road, Rock Creek Community, Erwin, who died Monday, April 17, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home with Rev. David Salley and Rev. Larry Brown officiating. Vocal selections will be provided by Renee Garland and Ronnie Edwards. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. Thursday until the service time. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, at Evergreen Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jason Collins, David Beals, W.L. "Dub" Renfro, Billy Rice, Adam Keys, Johnny Paul Rice, Jody Peterson and Buddy Franklin. Honorary pallbearers will be Teddy Rice, Joey Rice, Andrew Inman, Jackie Rice, Chris Duncan and Anthony Edwards. Those attending the graveside services will meet the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley

Marie S. Williams
4/19/00

   Mrs. Marie Slagle Williams, 79, 868 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Williams was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Sabin E. and Nettie Honeycutt Slagle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Houston A. Williams, a brother, John Slagle, and two sisters, Mae Slagle Potter and Margaret Slagle.

   Mrs. Williams taught in the Carter County School System and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 46 years of service. She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and the Republican Women's Club. She was a volunteer at Carter County and Sycamore Shoals Hospitals, the Veterans Affairs and the Carter County Chamber of Commerce.

   She was a member of the Elizabethton Business and Professional Women's Club and held several offices. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School teacher, pianist, Youth Department Director and Church Clerk.

   Survivors include three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mamie and R. Ray Grindstaff, Mrs. Rostand (Mary) Smith and Myrtle and Jack Shell, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, a great-great-niece and a great-great-nephew also survive.

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

   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Slagle Williams, 79, 868 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Brent Seals and Rev. Mark Street officiating. Music will be by John Bunn, soloist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Sabin Shell, Rostand Smith, Bobby Ward, Bill Mosely, Phillip Ramsey, Tim Walker, Clifford Miller and Gregory Bowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Green, Bill Gentry, Victor DeLoach, Dr. Robert E. Grindstaff, Dr. Robert Walter, Dr. David Jones, John L. Bowers Jr., Eugene Waters, Charles LaPorte, Gene Honeycutt, Richard Myers, R. Ray Grindstaff, Charlie Smith, Jolly Tipton, Jon Cardwell, Joe LaPorte III, Tom Price, Rick Malone, David Crockett, Robert Cupp, Harry Givens, Allen Snodgrass, Barney Fondren, John D. Snyder, Rev. Clate Briggs, Billy Lohr, Ralph Hyder and Ralph Bowers. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

Ernest C. Heaton
4/18/00

   Ernest Clifford Heaton, 69, 621 McArthur Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Heaton was a native of West Virginia and had lived and worked in New York for 47 years prior to moving here in October 1998. He was the son of the late Gaston and Ida Cable Heaton and was also preceded in death by his wife, Amy E. Heaton, March 7, 2000, and four brothers, Paul, Clint, Rex and Frank Heaton.

   Mr. Heaton was baptized at Elk River Baptist Church. He was retired from Gerber Baby Food Corporation and was a member of the Lions Club as well as an avid golfer and fisherman. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

   Survivors include a daughter, Penny Sue Aikin, Lockport, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest Gary and Brenda Heaton, Lockport, N.Y.; a sister, Maxine Simmons, Dobson, N.C.; a grandson, C.J. Aikin, Lockport, N.Y.; and a nephew and his wife, Ray and Joyce Heaton, 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

   HEATON -- Funeral services for Ernest Clifford Heaton, 69, 621 McArthur Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, April 16, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Stone Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Church officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Stone Mountain Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow in the Stone Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ray Heaton, Roy Dugger, Leslie Church, Robert Church, Darrell Heaton, C.J. Aikin, Larry Phillips and Larry Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Boone Potter, Paul Arnold, Kyle Stansbery, Jason Church, Junior Guy and Jeff Guy. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Housecall Hospice, 100 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Nancy H. Lyle
4/18/00

   Nancy Helen Stone Lyle, 85, of Johnson City, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, in San Antonio, Texas, following a lengthy illness.

   Mrs. Lyle was a native of Sullivan County and a daughter of the late George Ell and Molly E. Gray Stone. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Henry Lyle, a son, Alan Stone Lyle, and five sisters, Pauline Stone Calhoun, Katherine Stone Hull, Georgia Stone Bowles, Margaret Stone Nivison and Virginia Louise Stone.

   Mrs. Lyle had been a resident of Johnson City for over 60 years. She was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, and was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include a daughter, Blair Lyle Wolf, Lytle, Texas; a son, Malcolm H. Lyle Jr., Raleigh, N.C.; a granddaughter, Collin Lyle, Zebulon, N.C.; two grandsons, Malcolm H. Lyle III, Lynchburg, Va., and Kent H. Lyle, New Haven, Conn.; three great-grandchildren, Julia Aby Lyle, Matthew Alan Lyle and Elizabeth Ann Lyle, all of Jonesborough; and two brothers, William E. Stone and Robert K. Stone, both of Kingsport.

   Memorial services will be scheduled in May. Should anyone wish to make a donation in memory of Nancy, the family requests they be made to VNA & Hospice of South Texas, Inpatient Center (please designate this on the check), 9303 Connamon Hill, Building C, San Antonio, Texas 78240.

   Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-2101, is in charge of arrangements.

Eula S. Ward
4/18/00

   ELK PARK, N.C. -- Mrs. Eula Stines Ward, 85, of Flat Springs, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville.

   Mrs. Ward was born January 12, 1915, in Beech Mountain, Avery County, N.C., to the late Charlie and Ida Brown Stines. She was preceded in death by a son, Grady Ward.

   Mrs. Ward was a homemaker and a member of Flat Springs Baptist Church in Elk Park.

   Survivors include her husband, Mike Ward, of the home; four sons, Ray Ward, Dennis Ward, Elbert Ward and J.D. Ward, all of Flat Springs; three daughters, Mrs. Velma Gragg, Flat Springs, and Mrs. Reba Church and Mrs. Shirley Miller, both of Butler, Tenn.; two brothers, Clyde Stines, Flat Springs, and Coy Stines, Beech Mountain; and four sisters, Mrs. Addie Estep and Mrs. Ruth Estep, both of Flat Springs, Mrs. Viola Phillips, Vilas, and Mrs. Vertie Vines, Elizabethton, Tenn. Nineteen grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

   Hampton Funeral Home, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.

   WARD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Stines Ward, 85, of Flat Springs, N.C., who died Monday, April 17, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel, Boone, N.C., with Brother Owen Church officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Ward Cemetery in Flat Springs, Avery County, N.C. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Hampton Funeral Home, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.


Helen H. Wilson
4/18/00

   Mrs. Helen H. Wilson, 80, 323 Marshall Court, Johnson City, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Wilson was a native and had lived most of her life in Carter County, and was a former resident of Pensacola, Fla. She was a daughter of the late Robert Decker and Mattie Brumit Hyder.

   Mrs. Wilson was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Debbie Buckles, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Roberta and Bob Hughes, Elizabethton, and Lisa and Don Bailes, Johnson City; a step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Corrine and J.D. Phillips, Elizabethton; her ex-husband, John B. Wilson, Pensacola, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Shane Buckles, Donna McKinney, Kim Eggers, Bobbie Jo Hardin, Wendy Riddle and Nichole LeConte. Five great-grandchildren and a nephew also survive.

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

   WILSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Helen H. Wilson, 80, 323 Marshall Court, Johnson City, who died Sunday, April 16, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Dwight Kilboure, Rev. W.D. Garman and Rev. Anthony Mills officiating. Music will be by David Estep, organist, Carol Shrum, cellist, and Kim Lundin, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Shane Buckles, Lanny Eggers, Steve "Pink" McKinney, Darrell Hardin, Tim Riddle and Nicholas Cearley. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Webb, J.D. Phillips, Charles Hyder, Phil Hyder, James Wilcox, Harry Wilcox, Bill Smithy, Roy Renfro, Bob Renfro, Allen Renfro, members of the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and the Bykota Sunday School Class. To those who desire, memorials may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 3205 CRS, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residences of her daughters any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday 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

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