May 19, 2000

Glenda J. Avery

  Glenda Joyce Avery, 51, 922-C Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.

  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Pierce and Evelyn Gardner Avery.

  She was an active member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, having been a member of the choir, a Sunday school teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a 1968 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She had served in the United States Army for two years.

  Survivors include two daughters: Dawn Avery, Atlanta, Ga.; and Hope Avery, of the home; three sisters: Donna Wagner, Johnson City; Beverly Avery, Cleveland, Ohio; and Lena Wells, Elizabethton; three brothers: Eddie Joe Avery, West Va.; James Avery, Watauga; and Walter Avery, Saint Ardo, Calif.; one grandchild, Alexus Avery; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

AVERY -- Funeral services for Glenda Joyce Avery, 51, 922-C Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Gardner Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Other arrangements will be announced later. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles W. Garland

  Charles W. Garland, 75, 225 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, Tenn., died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, Johnson City, Tenn., following a brief illness.

  A native of Washington County, Tenn., he was the son of the late C.R. and Myrtle Phillips Garland.

  Mr. Garland was a retired landscaper and also worked with the Naval Ordinance in Florida. He served in the U.S. Army.

  Survivors include his wife, Vista F. Garland, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Shannon Forbes, Bakersville, N.C.; three sisters: Grace G. Johnston, Lynchburg, Va.; Matilee G. Andrews and Kate G. Cooper, both of Deltona, Fla.; one brother, Sanford G. Garland, Bakersville, N.C.; two grandsons; 11 nieces, 13 nephews, several great nieces and great nephews.

  Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

GARLAND -- Funeral services for Charles W. Garland, 75, 225 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, Tenn., who died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, Tenn., with the Rev. Rex Johnson and Mr. Eddy Craft, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. Interment will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be selected from nephews and friends. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, at 10:45 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, or at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Keith E. Mottern

  Keith E. "Skeeter" Mottern, 35, 911 Fairview Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, in Elizabethton.

  A native of Carter County, he was a son of Jeanette Crowe Mottern and the late Eugene Mottern who died Feb. 5, 1991. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Crowe and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mottern.

  He was a 1982 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was employed as a millright with the Fluor Daniel Construction Company, Kingsport. He was a member of the East Side Christian Church.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife: Ruthie Bailey Mottern; one daughter, Sarah Nicole Mottern, of the home; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, including a special cousin, Kevin Rogers; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Jack and Priscilla Madge Bailey, Elizabethton.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

MOTTERN -- Funeral services for Keith E. "Skeeter" Mottern, 35, 911 Fairview Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 12 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. John Smith and the Rev. Earl Berry officiating. Interment will be in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, will be Joey Hilbert, Danny Hilbert, Kevin Rogers, Stevie Grindstaff, David Bunn, Bobby Mottern, Brian Mosley, Mike Willen and Mark Keylon. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Fluor Daniel Construction Company and the many friends of Skeeter. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at noon. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Jeanette Mottern, 1002 Pearl Street, Elizabethton, or the residence of his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Jack and Priscilla Madge Bailey, 211 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 18, 2000

Charles Garland


  Charles Garland, 75, 225 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

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

John S. Harrell

  John Stewart Harrell, 88, 601 Laurels Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, in the Graystone Health Care, Blountville, after an extended illness.

  A native of Unicoi County, he was a son of the late Spencer E. and Martha Elizabeth Mosley Harrell. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Austin Harrell and two sisters: Earlene Mosley and Gladys Potter.

  He had lived in Carter County for a number of years. He was retired as a laboratory technician at North American Rayon Corporation after working there for 45 years. He and Mrs. Harrell were co-owners of Harrell's Grocery, which they opened in 1951 and operated for a number of years. Mr. Harrell served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Stella Fair Harrell; one son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Billy and Edna Harrell, Elizabethton; and two grandsons: Gerald Harrell and Billy Harrell, both of Johnson City.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

HARRELL -- Funeral services for John Stewart Harrell, 88, 601 Laurels Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Chad Rittenhouse and Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Roselawn Memory Gardens. Earnestine Baker, soloist, and Scott Reynolds, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, will be Norman O'Dell, Howard Eller, Claude Tester, Dayton Pate, Mack Sullivan, and Roy Tipton. Honorary pallbearers will be the Mens Fellowship Class and deacons of Pinecrest Baptist Church and Cecil Tipton. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Harrell to Pinecrest Baptist Church, 2129 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Dock Townsend

  Mr. Dock Townsend, 89, formerly of Rt. 2, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, Tenn., following an extended illness.

  Mr. Townsend was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Elisha and Cora Cornett Townsend. He was preceded in death by six brothers: Daniel, Jimmy, Granville, William, Jake and Grant Townsend; and two sisters: Birtha Benson and Mamie Anderson.

  He was a retired sawmill operator and farmer.

  Survivors include one sister, Mae Whitehead, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; two nieces: Irene Townsend and Nellie Markland, both of Roan Mountain, Tenn.; several great nieces and great nephews.

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

TOWNSEND -- Funeral services for Mr. Dock Townsend, 89, formerly of Rt. 2, Roan Mountain, Tenn., who died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000 in the Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, Tenn., with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2000, at Holly Hill Cemetery, Roan Mountain, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be Mearl Townsend, Tommy Roberson, Larry Whitehead, Roger Whitehead, Mike Whitehead, and Carl Townsend. Honorary pallbearers will be Freddy Largent, David Street, Bill Street, David Blackwell, Troy Bennett, Ralph Potter, Bun Potter, Lewis Townsend, Roger Anderson and Eddie Presnell. Everyone will meet at Holly Hill Cemetery, Roan Mountain, Tenn., at 10:55 a.m. a.m. Friday. Special thanks to the staff at Pine Ridge Care Center and his special friend, Sharon Davenport. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, or at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Mae Whitehead, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

May 17, 2000

Emily Hoffman

  Emily Hoffman, Hampton, died at her residence on May 15, 2000, after a lengthy illness.

  Born on April 18, 1911, to the late Martha and Thomas Wilson in Homestead, Pa., she moved to the Bristol area in 1959 in 1959 and to Hampton, Tenn., in 1980. She was preceded in death by her husband E. Earl Hoffman, two brothers and two sisters.

  She was a member of the First Church of the Brethren in Bristol, Tenn., and was a lifelong homemaker and served as a Head Start volunteer for many years.

  Survivors include two daughters: Lois H. Wallace, Blountville, Tenn., and Wilma H. Turner, Sanford, N.C.; one son and daughter-in-law, David E. and Wilma D. Hoffman, Hampton, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and one step great-grandchild, one niece and one nephew.

  Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HOFFMAN -- Funeral service for Emily Hoffman, Hampton, who went to be with the Lord Monday after a lengthy illness, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday from the Blountville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeff Johnson officiating. She devoted her life to her husband, children and caring for her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffrey Peters, Darrell Honeycutt, Anthony Peters, Charles Phil Hyder, Ricky Plank, Tim Coulthard, Robert B. Wallace and George Parris. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blountville, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the Blountville Funeral Home. Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

E. Bernice Stanley

  E. Bernice Stanley, 64, 206 Mosier Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at her residence.

  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Ross and Pernicey Phipps Persinger. Mrs. Stanley was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

  She attended the Church of God.

  Survivors include her husband, Hobert W. Stanley; two daughters: Tammy Norman, Watauga; and Elaine Johnson, Proctorville, Ohio; two sons: Hobie Stanley, Johnson City; and Percy Stanley, Watauga; two brothers: Lewis Persinger, Falmouth, Va.; and Lyle Morgan Persinger, of Florida; two sisters: Emma Jean Noble, of Florida; and Bobette Sams, Hickory, N.C.; six grandchildren: Sam Lyons, II, Charlie Norman, Joshua Norman, Brandon Stanley, Autumn Stanley, and Chelsea Stanley; one great-grandchild, Cody; and several nieces and nephews.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

STANLEY -- Funeral services for E. Bernice Stanley, 64, 206 Mosier Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Willie Malone officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Colbaugh Cemetery. Mr. Jerry Jones will provide the music. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday will be Brandon Stanley, Charlie Norman, Joshua Norman, Sam Lyons, Jeremy Hollowell, and Ronnie Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Trivette, Ray Little, Brown Phipps, and Ronnie Vannoy. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

 

May 16, 2000

Florence E. Pierce

  Florence Ellen Pierce, 79, Oak Ridge, Tenn., formerly of Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at NHC Health Care of Oak Ridge.

  Mrs. Pierce was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Pierce; two sisters: Hazel Williams and Edith Nidiffer; and four brothers: Charles, Willard, Steward and Glen Isaacs.

  She was the daughter of the late David and Maggie Isaacs.

  She was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired employee of A & P Tea Company.

  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Lucy and George Cagley, Oak Ridge; Carolyn and Ron Seagle, Knoxville; one sister, Mary Hart, Cottonwood, Ariz.; one brother, Walter Isaacs of Elizabethton; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services for Mrs. Pierce were conducted Monday evening at Mynatt's Chapel Funeral Home in Knoxville. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Oak Ridge.

  Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Ernest B. Campbell

  Ernest B. Campbell, 74, Rt. 2, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

  A native of Carter County, he was a son of Maudie Brewer Potter, Elizabethton, and the late Jerry Campbell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Mae Campbell, March 26, 1998.

  He was a retired construction worker. He was of the Protestant faith. Mr. Campbell was an Army veteran of World War II.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two daughters: Margaret Miller, Roan Mountain; and Patricia Arnett, Glen Alpine, N. C.; five sons: Richard M. Campbell and Randy Campbell, both of Roan Mountain; General Campbell, Parorobloa, Calif.; Wade Campbell, Johnson City; and Ricky Campbell, Asheboro, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Ernest B. Campbell, 74, Rt. 2, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Jones Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from friends. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.