May 15, 2000

Annis C. Headrick

  Mrs. Annis Cole Headrick, 54, 114 Vanover Road, Johnson City, Tenn., died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Headrick was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Lennie and Alma Ollis Cole. She was preceded in death by two nephews.

  Mrs. Headrick was of the Baptist faith and was an employee of Woodridge Hospital. She was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended East Tennessee State University.

  Survivors include her husband, Donald Headrick, of the home; two sons, Clarence Smith III, and Randy L. Smith, both of Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Scott Brown, Johnson City; a sister Linda Cole Hartley, Johnson City; a brother and spouse, Lennie and Zeola Cole, Elizabethton; a special granddaughter, Chelsea; five step-children: Mary A. Brookman and Vivian H. Manley, both of Buford, Illinois; David J. Headrick and Donald R. Headrick, Jr., both of Shelby, N.C.; April L. Headrick, Lincolnton, N.C.; 13 step-grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

HEADRICK -- Graveside services for Mrs. Annis Cole Headrick, 54, 114 Vanover Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, May 14, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2000, in the Belview Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Newland, N.C., with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Active pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2000, or at the residence any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, for the graveside service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Robert Rouse

  Robert Rouse, 74, Marion, Va., died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tenn.

  Mr. Rouse was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Carrie Rouse, and a brother, Ernest Rouse.

  He was of the Baptist faith.

  Survivors include his wife, Irene Rouse, Marion, Va.; Three daughters and two sons-in-law: Pamela Rouse Miller and husband, Jerry, Elizabethton, Tenn.; Carolyn Rouse Eller and husband, Cecil, and Barbara Rouse Miller, all of Marion, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis Rouse and wife, Anne, Galax, Va.; Bobby Rouse and wife, Joanne, and Larry and wife, Pearl, all of Marion, Va.; two sisters: Ora Lee Snavely, Wytheville, Va.; and Edith Wymer, Marion, Va.; four brothers: Elmer Rouse, Ellis Rouse and Freddy Rouse, all of Seven Mile Ford, Va.; and Leon Rouse, Atkins, Va.; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

  Seaver-Brown Funeral Service (540) 783-7107, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

ROUSE -- Funeral services for Robert Rouse, 74, Marion, Va., who died Saturday, will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel, with the Revs. Charles DeBord and Jerry Creasy officiating. Burial will follow in Middle Fork Cemetery, Chilhowie, Va. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service (540) 783-7107, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

May 14, 2000

Minnie E. Flynn

  Minnie Estep Flynn, 87, Feast Road, Melbourne, Fla., died Thursday, May 11, 2000.

  Mrs. Flynn was a native of Jefferson, N.C. She moved to Central Florida in 1961 from Tennessee.

  Mrs. Flynn was a homemaker and a Baptist.

  Survivors include a daughter, Lavon L. O'Steen, Kissimmee, Fla.; a son, Crawford "Stan" Flynn, Aurora, Colo.; and a sister, Bonnie Culbert, Kirkwood, Pa. Nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren also survive.

  Funeral services will be held in Marion, N.C., on Monday, May 15.

  Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home, Kissimmee, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

 

Lynn Goddard

  Lynn Goddard, 75, 422 West C Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, in Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

  A native of Maryville, Tenn., (Blount County), living in Carter County most of his life, he was the son of the late Homer Lee and Dorothy Welch Goddard. He was a retired coach and teacher, serving 45 years. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Charles E. and Harold Goddard.

  Mr. Goddard grew up in Elizabethton and played football and basketball for junior high in 1936 and 1937. A 1943 graduate of Elizabethton High School, he played football at the running back position for four years (1939-42). The football team was conference champions in 1941 and co-champions in 1942. He made the All-Conference team both years and also made honorable mention in All State in 1942. While in high school, he lettered in four sports, playing basketball, baseball and track, in addition to football. In 1941, the teams won the conference in all four sports.

  He graduated from Milligan College in 1949, where he played football three years, leading the nation in punting in 1947, and baseball two years. He then played one year semi-pro baseball for Coeburn, Va.

  In August 1949, he became head coach at Unaka High School. Immediately, he organized the Watauga Conference in the spring of 1949-50 and was elected as its first president. His 1949 team won the first game in the history of Unaka football. During the next 10 years, his football team won six championships and finished second four times with only one losing season. Years later, the school named the stadium in front of Unaka High School the "Goddard Field" in his honor. While at Unaka, he also coached boys basketball for seven years, coaching the girls basketball team one year. He coached the track team for three years and two of those three years the team was district runner-up. For four years, he coached the baseball team and won three Watauga championships.

  In 1952, Goddard received his master's degree from the University of Mississippi.

  After 12 years at Unaka High School, in 1961 Goddard came back to his alma mater, Elizabethton High School, and took the freshman football team. He was named head football coach and athletic director in 1965. The football program had been down for 10 years, with the exception of one winning season (7-3) in 1963. Immediately, the Cyclone team started uphill. It took three years, but in 1968 his team won victories over Johnson City, Kingsport, Oak Ridge and others. His total overall record, while at Elizabethton High, was 52-33-2. His 1969 team, with an 8-2 record, was co-champions of the conference with Morristown, who went on to win the state championship.

  Goddard coached tennis for 12 years at Elizabethton, starting the present tennis program, and had several players receive scholarships. He started and coached the Park and Recreation tennis program and had four players win state championships, defeating Oak Ridge, Chattanooga, Baylor, Nashville and other large cities. He was the director of Elizabethton City Park and Recreation from 1960-66.

  Through the years, Mr. Goddard received the following honors: organized and was the first president of the Watauga Conference; "Coach of the Year" four times in the Watauga Conference; while at Elizabethton High School, he was Conference Coach of the Year, 1968, Upper East Tennessee Coach of the Year, 1965; selected by a poll of state coaches as one of the "Top Ten Coaches" in the state of Tennessee in 1965 and honored at a special banquet in Nashville; vice president of the Big Seven Conference, 1970-71; and selected by the "Old Timers Group" at Milligan College as being the top athlete in the first 50 years of Milligan's athletics, along with Virginia native, Charles Dagata.

  Mr. Goddard spent 2 1/2 years in the Air Force during World War II on Tinian Island in the Pacific, serving as a B-29 radar operator and mechanic. He was a former president of the Carter County Hunting & Fishing Club and also the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys & Girls Club. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school and served as superintendent and a lay leader teacher.

  Survivors include his wife, Patricia "Patsy" Taylor Goddard, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law: Mrs. Terri and Richard Parker, Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Jennifer and Randall Birchfield, Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law: Robert Lynn "Bob" Goddard, II, Hernando, Fla.; Charles F. and Jan Goddard, Pensacola, Fla.; and Pat and Kathy Goddard, Elizabethton; two sisters: Madelyn Rasar, Elizabethton; and Mary Moore, Atlanta, Ga.; nine grandchildren: Patricia Parker Eagel, Atlanta; Carrie Gutierrez, Atlanta, Ga.; Ashley and Alexandra Birchfield, both of Elizabethton; Charles Goddard, II, Rachel Goddard and Joel T. Goddard; all of Pensacola, Fla.; Grayson T. Goddard and Hunter Goddard, both of Elizabethton; one great-granddaughter, Candace Linkenback, Atlanta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

  Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

GODDARD -- Funeral services for Lynn Goddard, 75, 422 West C Street, who died Thursday, May 11, 2000, in Ivy Hall Nursing Home, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2000, at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bill Carter and Dr. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. Music will be under the direction of Loretta Bowers, Justin Stanton, Lee Anna Rasar, and Rachel and Charlie Goddard, II. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ed Alexander, Dave Rider, Richard Barker, Willie Church, Johnny Mills, Doug Buckles, Bill Broome, Hal Cooke, Bill Stanton and David Deal. Honorary pallbearers will be John Treadway, Harry Fine, the coaching staff and former players at Elizabethton High School and Unaka High School, the Men's Wesley Bible Class of First United Methodist Church, Judy and Victor Deloach, Ron Carver, the staff and caregivers of Ivy Hall Nursing Home; the following team doctors: Dr. Charles J. Wells, Dr. Eugene Galloway, and Dr. Harold Mills; the Rev. Harold Maines; and friends and neighbors on C Street. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2000, in the parlor of First United Methodist Church or at the residence, 422 West C Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys & Boys Girls Club, 300 West Mill Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or First United Methodist Church, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Johanna E. Heimann

  Johanna Emunds Heimann, 92, Asbury Center, Johnson City, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at the center following a lengthy illness.

  She was a native of Aachen, Germany, and was a daughter of the late Jacob and Josephine Emunds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Otto Heimann, in 1960.

  Mrs. Heimann immigrated to the United States in 1935. She became an American citizen and lived in Elizabethton for 10 years and Saltville, Va., for 15 years before coming to Johnson City in 1960. Mrs. Heimann was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Johnson City.

  Survivors include one daughter, Mary Nelson, Johnson City; two sons: George Heimann, Elizabethton; and Joseph Heimann, Knoxville; one sister, Lori Vanneus, Germany; two grandsons: Christopher Heimann, Elizabethton; and Douglas Jerome Nelson, Boston, Mass.

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

HEIMANN -- Mass of Christian Burial for Johanna Emunds Heimann, 92, Asbury Center, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Johnson City, by Fr. Bill Gahagan. Burial will follow graveside services at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Wytheville, Va., with Fr. Rene Castillo officiating. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to the St. Mary's Building Fund, 2211 East Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends at St. Mary's Church, Johnson City, from 7-8 p.m. Sunday, with a rosary service following at 8 p.m. Morris-Baker Funeral Home (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.


May 10, 2000

John W. Bennett


  John W. "Jack" Bennett, 98, formerly of 500 West D. Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Bennett was a native of Damascus, Va., and the son of the late Henry Bascom and Louise Virginia Salmon Bennett. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Sammons, in July 1990, and a son, Steve Bennett, in March 1998.

   Mr. Bennett was an electrical engineer with the East Tennessee Light and Power Company and general manager of the Tennessee Line & Twine Company. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth K. Bennett, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, William D. and Margaret Ann Bennett, Greeneville, and Dr. John E. and Claudette H. Bennett, Clemson, S.C. Ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.

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

BENNETT -- Funeral services for John W. "Jack" Bennett, 98, formerly of 500 West D. Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active and honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and the Wesley Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Elizabethton Homebound Meal Program, c/o Elizabethton Senior Citizens, 428 East G. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643; Housecall Hospice of Elizabethton, 100 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643; or to the charity of your choice. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


George W. Cole

  Sr. George W. Cole Sr., 73, 103 Constitution Avenue, Apt. 1, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

   Mr. Cole was a native of Johnson City where he had lived most of his life. He was a son of the late Dove and Mary Cole and was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Louise Britt Cole, in 1997, and two brothers, Bill Cole and Bud Cole. Mr. Cole was a retired truck driver with General Shale Products Corporation. Survivors include four sons, Randy Cole, Jonesborough, Jessie Cole, Johnson City, Gary Cole and George Cole Jr., both of Elizabethton; four daughters, Emma Egolf, Johnson City, Judy Ward, Jonesborough, Kathy Loveless, Elizabethton, and Joan Ray, Erwin; and a sister, Annis Shubert, Loudon. Twenty-two grandchildren, six great-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.

COLE -- Funeral services for George W. Cole Sr., 73, 103 Constitution Avenue, Apt. 1, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 11, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Ed Davis and Rev. Clarence Stanfield officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Those attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.


Eula V. Felty

  Mrs. Eula VanHuss Felty, 89, 213 University Parkway, Pine Oaks Center, Johnson City, formerly of State Line Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Felty was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Frank and Laura Treadway VanHuss. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Haskell A. Felty, June 27, 1992; two sisters, Iva Lee Roland and Nina Myers; and seven brothers, Brown VanHuss, Bob VanHuss, Ray VanHuss, Crawford VanHuss, Bowman VanHuss, Walter "Buck" VanHuss and Cecil VanHuss.

   Mrs. Felty's working career began as an employee of North American Rayon Corporation where she worked for a number of years. She was then employed as a saleslady with Stanley Home Products. In 1964, she and her sister, Iva Lee Roland, opened the Felty-Roland Florist, which they operated until 1977. Mrs. Felty was a member of the Sycamore Chapter #163, Order of Eastern Star, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a member of East Side Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Robin Scamuffa, Southlake, Texas; a granddaughter, Lauren Scamuffa, Southlake, Texas; and four sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ann Black, Mrs. Ree VanHuss, Mrs. Bernice VanHuss and Mrs. Mary Lynn VanHuss. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

FELTY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eula VanHuss Felty, 89, 213 University Parkway, Pine Oaks Center, Johnson City, formerly of Stateline Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 8, 2000, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gale Hartley and Rev. Ann Myers officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Glen VanHuss, Max VanHuss, Pat VanHuss, K.S. "Dick" VanHuss, Richard VanHuss, Tom Glen VanHuss, Harold VanHuss, Bill VanHuss, Billy Frank Myers, Jon Keebler, Larry Keebler and Rick Marshall. Honorary pallbearers will be Sye Gambrel and the residents of Pine Oaks Center. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 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.


Sarah Mae Hale

HALE -- A graveside funeral service for Miss Sarah Mae Hale, of 704 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, in the Crown Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Ken LaDuke officiating. Music will be by Marla Edwards, Susan Pratt, Lula Ray Hawthorn and Dondra Warden of the Sweet Adelines. Honorary pallbearers will be the Officers, Directors and Employees of Carter County Bank. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Flower Garden Fund, 325 East "E" Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Everyone desiring to attend the graveside service is asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, (423) 543-5544, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

May 9, 2000

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