June 5, 2000

Virgil Thomas, Sr.

  Virgil Thomas, Sr., 64, 231 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

  A native of Roan Mountain, Tenn., he was the son of the late Robert and Edith Avery Thomas. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Verl Thomas and William Thomas and one sister.

  He was a member of Brown's Chapel AME Zion Church. Mr. Thomas was retired from Holtsclaw Sawmill. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

  Survivors include his wife, Ethel Mae Jackson Thomas, of the home; three sons: Virgil Thomas, Jr., of the home; David Thomas and Robert Thomas, both of Elizabethton, Tenn.; four daughters and three sons-in-law: Georgia and George Coleman, Dorothy and Ronnie Hill, and Christine Thomas, all of Johnson City, Tenn.; and Shirley and Ora Salmons of Elizabethton, Tenn; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ophelia Forney and Bertha Thomas, both of Johnson City, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and three special friends: Noble McNeal, Jason McKinney and Coley.

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

THOMAS -- Funeral services for Virgil Thomas, Sr., 64, 231 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., who died Thursday, June 1, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with Pastor Sherry Kinchloe officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edward Waters, soloist. Interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at Willie Buck Cemetery, Roan Mountain, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be Noble McNeal, Paul Whitaker, Teddy Colbaugh, Bobby Susong, Randy Ellis and Tim McClellan. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, Tenn. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Thomas E. Smith

  Thomas Edward "Tom" Smith, 57, 346 Mountain View Drive, Hampton, died Friday, June 2, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Kay Hardin.

  A native of Carter County, he was a son of Mary Edna Sheets Smith, Butler, and the late Paco Smith.

  He was employed as a truck driver for Ozark Truck Lines. He was of the Baptist faith.

  Survivors, in addition to this mother, include his wife, Kaye Freeman Smith; two sons: James Edward Smith, Elizabethton; and Johnny Dale Smith, Pennsylvania; two daughters: Debbie Smith and Angela Kaye Taylor, both of Elizabethton; one step-daughter, Kathy Jean Polk, Elizabethton; one step-son, Travis Lee Moles, California; two sisters: Norma Jean Davenport and Carolyn Sue Stout, both of Butler; one brother, James Leonard Smith, Butler; four grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

SMITH -- Funeral services for Thomas Edward "Tom" Smith, 57, 346 Mountain View Drive, Hampton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Graveside service and interment will be a 1 p.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, will be Carl Lee Hazelwood, Donald Holloway, Tom Watson, Steve Campbell, Chris Hazelwood, Gary Blackwell, Jim Lewis and Bob Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Taylor, Stephen Polk and Wesley Benfield. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence or the residence of his mother, Mary Smith, 157 Smith Hollow Road, Butler. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth G. Lowe

  Mrs. Ruth Goodwin Lowe, 95, 207 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 2, 2000, in the Life Care Center.

  A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Nora Lloyd Goodwin. She had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. Mrs. Lowe was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Love.

  She was a graduate of East Tennessee State College. She had taught school for a number of years. Mrs. Lowe retired from Beaunit Fibers. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Elizabethton, where she was active in the nursery department for a number of years. She was a member and former Regent of the Julius Dugger Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of the Elizabethton Women's Club.

  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Iantha Nidiffer, of the home; and Earnestine and Dewey L. Fenner, Harrisonburg, Va.; one sister, Emma Ruby May, Dover, Del.; one granddaughter, Cheryl Fenner, Harrisonburg, Va.; two grandsons: Jessie Nidiffer, of the home; and Michael Fenner, Harrisonburg, Va.; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, JoAnn Bruce; also a special friend, Smith Nidiffer.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

LOWE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth G. Lowe, 95, 207 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Hope, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be John L. Bowers, Scott Heaton, John Wiggins, Robert Sams, Allen Sowards and Frank Baker. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence.

Dorothy Hughes

  Dorothy "Dot Troutman Hughes, 63, 208 Conway Street, Roan Mountain, Tenn., died Friday, June 2, at her residence.

  She was a native of Carter County, Tennessee, and a daughter of Roy L. Troutman, Roan Mountain, Tenn., and the late Ruth Hughes Troutman.

  Mrs. Hughes was a member of Roan Mountain First Baptist Church and was a bookkeeper.

  Survivors include two sons: Brady Hughes, of the home; Allen Hughes and wife Shelia, Newland, N.C.; three sisters: Billie Gray and husband Leroy, Greeneville, Tenn.; Patricia "Pat" Young and husband C.L., Newland, N.C.; Ruth Ann Tipton and husband Terry, Johnson City, Tenn.; one brother, Roy "Tim" Troutman, Roan Mountain; two very special grandchildren Tessaria "Tess" Hughes and Chazz Hughes, Gray, Tenn., and a very special friend, Stokes Hughes; and several nieces and nephews.

  Reins-Sturdivant of Newland, 828-733-2121, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plan.com/reins-sturdivant

HUGHES -- Funeral services for Dorothy "Dot" Troutman Hughes, 63, 208 Conway Street, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, Tenn., with the Revs. Richard Stout and Robert Beers officiating. Interment will follow in the Troutman Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be friends from high school. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roan Mountain First Baptist Church Building Fund. Reins-Sturdivant of Newland, 828-733-2121, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plan.com/reins-sturdivant

Donald R. Gobble

  Mr. Donald Ray Gobble, 51, 2670 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Friday, June 2, 2000, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  Mr. Gobble was a native of Carter County and was the son of George and Elsie Bradley Gobble, Elizabethton, Tenn. He was preceded in death by two brothers.

  He was an employee of American Water Heater.

  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one daughter, Trina Hildebrand, Elizabethton, Tenn.; one sister, Tina Rose, Elizabethton, Tenn., and one brother, Ricky Gobble, Elizabethton, Tenn.; three grandsons; one niece, Karen Rose, Blountville, Tenn.; and one nephew, Terry Rose, Elizabethton, Tenn.

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

GOBBLE -- Funeral services for Mr. Donald Ray Gobble, 51, 2670 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Revs. Lester Guinn and Charles Guinn officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, in the Bradley Cemetery, Elizabethton, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be Gene Wilkerson, Lee Wilkerson, Keith Tinker, Darrell Rose, Shannon Chapman and Terry Rose. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6:30-8 p.m. on Sunday or at the residence at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. on Monday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Iva Lee McKinney

  Mrs. Iva Lee Edney McKinney, 82, 403 3rd Street, Hampton, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

  Mrs. McKinney was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John and Birdie Lee Johnson Edney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marion C. McKinney, January 15, 1993, two brothers, five sisters, three granddaughters and a grandson.

  Mrs. McKinney was retired as a CNA from Hermitage Nursing Home and was also a former employee of Leon-Ferenbach, Inc. She was of the Baptist Faith.

  Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Otis Roberson and Barbara and D.C. Simerly, all of Hampton, and Virginia and Frank Campbell, Johnson City; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Roy and Francis McKinney and Boyd McKinney, all of Hampton, Roger and Brenda McKinney, Gray, and Ron McKinney, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a sister, Juanita Julian, Elizabethton. Twelve grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Iva Lee Edney McKinney, 82, 403 3rd Street, Hampton, who died Sunday, June 4, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dan Hyder and Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Charlotte Smith, pianist, will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, in the Johnson Cemetery (Crabtree). Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, will be the following grandsons: O.J. Roberson, Kris McKinney, Kory McKinney, Bradley McKinney, Clinton McKinney, Josh Cole and Skyler Cole. Honorary pallbearers will be Otis Roberson, Frank Campbell, D.C. Simerly, Trey Townsend, Leslie Head, Jackie Barnett, Sam Collins, Shannon Shepherd, H.L. Snyder, Dr. Theodore Cruz and a host of special friends. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to Home Health Care & Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. McKinney to the donor's favorite charity. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian C. Houstma

  Mrs. Vivian Charlene Harmon Houstma, 61, 516 Swadley Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Houstma was a native of Carter County and had lived in Johnson City for the past 12 years. She was a daughter of Carrie Pauline Pierce Lovelace, Elizabethton, and the late Harold Lovelace.

  Mrs. Houstma was a housewife and a member of the Beck Mountain Baptist Church.

  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three sons, Jeff Harmon, Unicoi, Jerome Harmon, Asheville, N.C., and Joey Harmon, Radcliff, Ky.; four brothers, Charles Lovelace, Kingsport, Gale Lovelace, Terry Lovelace and Randy Lovelace, all of Elizabethton; and three sisters, Wilma Colbaugh, Doris Colbaugh and Paula Berry, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  This service is entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

HOUSTMA -- Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian Charlene Harmon Houstma, 61, 516 Swadley Road, Johnson City, who died Saturday, June 3, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, in the Dogwood Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Sid Cox, Mark Colbaugh, Chuck Lovelace, Tony Hill, Jason Berry and Todd Berry. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Paula Berry, 371 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, any time. This service is entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Margaret E. Geisler

  Miss Margaret E. Geisler, 84, 307 West "H" Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

  Miss Geisler was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Hubert and Nell Laws Geisler. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Glen Geisler, and two sisters, Hazel Clark and Sylvia Estep.

  Miss Geisler was a retired clerk with the U.S. Government in the ASCS Office. She was a member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens and the First Christian Church.

  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

  This service is entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

GEISLER -- A service of entombment for Miss Margaret E. Geisler, 84, 307 West "H" Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, June 3, 2000, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, in the chapel of the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. Friends may call at the mausoleum chapel Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to the service hour. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jack Brumit Scholarship Fund, c/o First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. This service is entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

James R. Cox

  James R. "Jim" Cox, 50, 255 Dry Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at the James H. Quillen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.

  Mr. Cox was a native of Russell County, Va., and had lived in Carter County for the last seven years. He was the son of Mrs. Ruth Hubbard Robinson, of Virginia, and the late Albert James Cox.

  Mr. Cox was owner and operator of the Buladeen Grocery Store. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Bessie Gertrude Williams Cox, of the home; a daughter, Jenny Houser, Bristol, Va.; a son, Trevor Cox, Bristol, Va.; two step-daughters, Elaine Allen, of South Carolina, and Karen Clagg, of Delaware; a sister, Mona Williams, of Virginia; two brothers, David Cox and Steve Cox, both of Virginia; three grandchildren, J.J. Clagg, of Delaware, Justin and Elijah Houser, both of Virginia; and a special little friend, Harley Williams, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

COX -- Funeral services for James R. "Jim" Cox, 50, 255 Dry Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, June 4, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Danny Simerly and Rev. Mike Birchfield officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dale Williams, soloist, and Mrs. Sue Bowers, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Garland Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Vaughn Carrier, Joe Carrier, Chad Tipton, Rory Beierle, Bennie Carol, Chris Williams, Tommy Campbell and Paul Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Carrier, Dallas Carrier, Willard Garland, Glen Campbell, Dwight Nave, J.N. Taylor, Darrell Whaley and Troy Mann. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Beulah F. Buck

  Mrs. Beulah Feathers Buck, 90, 418 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

  Mrs. Buck was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Vest Feathers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Luther Kyle Buck, a grandson, Dr. James Buck, and by four brothers and four sisters.

  Mrs. Buck was a 1929 graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended East Tennessee State College. She taught school in the Carter County School System for a number of years. She was a member of Central Church of Christ but attended West Side Christian Church.

  Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Dolores B. Hart, Elizabethton, Janet B. and Joe Maroney, Loganville, Ga., and Becky and Sam Daniels, Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, James K. and Marie Buck, Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Vivian Feathers, Johnson City; and seven grandchildren, Bambi Holt, Renee McNeely, Deidre Crawford, Amy Mott, Devon Buck, Misty Buck and Eric Kelly. Fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

BUCK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Feathers Buck, 90, 418 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, June 4, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at the Central Church of Christ (Central Community), with Mr. James Curtis and Mr. Mark Smith, ministers, officiating. Will McNeely, great-grandson, soloist, and Scott Reynolds, organist, will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Greg Key officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday and also at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be Harry Buck, LaVerne Banner, Bill Hughes, Dick Hendrix, Homer Nave, Bob Clark, Bob Hendrix and Jerry Holt. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Church of Christ. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

June 2, 2000

Sarah E. Berry


  Sarah Eliza Berry, 79, formerly of 259 Berry Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Berry was a resident of Hermitage Care Center, Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Molly Bowers Buckles and was also preceded in death by her husband, Hunter C. Berry, who died July 7, 1978, and by three grandchildren, a sister and two brothers.
  Mrs. Berry was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence and Sherry Berry, Ernest and Marie Berry and Gary and Linda Berry, all of Elizabethton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cleadith and Buford Cole and Charlotte and Kermith Canter, all of Elizabethton, and Wanda and Roy Cole, Bakersville, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty Berry Richardson, Elizabethton; and a special friend, Sharon Bowers, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  BERRY -- Funeral services for Sarah Eliza Berry, 79, formerly of 259 Berry Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Clarence Stanfield and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Hunter Berry, violinist. Interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Walter, Dr. Robert Blacky, the Staff and Residents of Hermitage Care Center, Brice Robinson, Gurney Pierce, Jimmy Blevins, Dallas Pierce, Arthur Collins, Eugene Buckles and Ivan Morley. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Cleadith Cole, 133 Arrow Drive, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

William G. Bunten


  William Gilbert Bunten, 70, 610 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
  Mr. Bunten was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William Gaither and Eliza Smith Bunten. He was also preceded in death by five sisters, Irene, Evelyn, Frances, Ola Mae and Edith, and two brothers, Archie and Chris Edwin.
Mr. Bunten was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and was a retired postal worker. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a Life Member of Disabled American Veterans.
  Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Vance Bunten, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Geneva and Jack Hoss and Margie and Jeff Nelson, all of Elizabethton; a daughter, Becky Bunten, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gilbert and Rachel Bunten, Elizabethton, and Bill and Donna Bunten, Hill Air Force Base, Utah; and a son, Brad Bunten, of the home. Eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  BUNTEN -- Funeral services for William Gilbert Bunten, 70, 610 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Davenport and Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jason Thompson, Jacque Caldwell and the Reed Family. Interment will follow at Richardson Cemetery, Shell Creek, with Military Honors accorded by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Jason Thompson, Steve Buchanan, Steve Davenport, David Fox, Richard Pilk, Tim Pilk, Johnny Glass and John Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Ingram, Lloyd Estep, John Henson, David Crockett, Dr. Jay Mehta, Dr. Ahmed Khan, Dr. Blacky, Dr. Farrow, Johnson City Medical Center 2300 and 3300 Nursing Staff and Respiratory Staff, the men of Harmony Baptist Church, Vance Brothers and brothers-in-law. A special thank you to Jacque Caldwell for all the help, love and support, and a special thank you to Kay Arnold and Johnson City Medical Center Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Donald Gobble


  Donald Gobble, 51, Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Lucille B. Johnson


  Mrs. Lucille Baker Johnson, 91, 503 First Street, Hampton, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at her residence.
  Mrs. Johnson was a lifelong resident of Hampton and a daughter of the late Captain David E. and Ada Evelyn Glover Baker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray D. Johnson, in 1983, and a brother, Ralph K. Baker.
  Mrs. Johnson served as Chief Clerk of the Selective Service System of Carter County during World War II. She was appointed by President Harry Truman as Postmaster of the Hampton Post Office in July 1943, where she served until her retirement in December 1970.
  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hampton, having served as church clerk and also a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Hampton Chapter #470.
  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ruby Smith, Hampton; a niece, Margaret Smith Hewlett, Signal Mountain; and three nephews, Sam G. Smith, Elizabethton, Eddie Smith, Hampton, and David E. Baker, Portland, Maine.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  JOHNSON -- Graveside services for Mrs. Lucille Baker Johnson, 91, 503 First Street, Hampton, who died Thursday, June 1, 2000, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Bill Taylor officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from nephews and great-nephews. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Lothery


  Ruby Lothery, 88, Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Cambridge House, Bristol, following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Lothery was a native of Washington County and had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late John K. and Liddie C. Harrell McIntyre and was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Robert Lothery, and by three brothers and three sisters.
  Mrs. Lothery was a member and former Sunday School teacher of Sinking Creek Baptist Church. She was a retired hosiery mill worker.
  Survivors include a sister-in-law, Cricket Lothery, Johnson City, and four great-nieces, Debbie Pealer, Bristol, Kathy Thompson, Kingsport, Karen Pratt, Seymour, and Gail Marsh, Salisbury, N.C. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  LOTHERY -- Funeral services for Ruby Lothery, 88, Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Reece Harris officiating. Interment will follow at the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers will be selected from the Deacons of Sinking Creek Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be great-nephews. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a great-niece, Debbie Pealer, 108 Wimberly Way, Bristol, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Bradley Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 2220 Bradley Street, Bristol, Va., 24201. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ada R. Lowe


  Mrs. Ada Ruth Goodwin Lowe, 207 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Matthew R. Milliken


  Matthew Robert Milliken, infant son of Dale and Regina Mitchell Milliken, 613 N. East Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandparents, Robert and Cathryn Mitchell, Elizabethton; his paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Sylvia and Richard Glass, Chuckey; his paternal grandfather, George Milliken, Kittery, MA; his maternal great-grandmothers, Mary Bowers and Lucy Guinn, both of Elizabethton; and his godparents, Danny and Melissa Perry, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Jim Murray officiating. Interment will follow at Deloach Cemetery.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Virgil Thomas


  Virgil Thomas, 64, 231 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


June 1, 2000

Sarah Berry


  Mrs. Sarah Berry, 79, formerly of 259 Berry Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

William G. Bunten


  William Gilbert Bunten, 70, 610 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Ruby M. Lothery


  Ruby M. Lothery, 88, of Johnson City, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Cambridge House in Bristol.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Dr. Charles J. Wells


  Dr. Charles Jack Wells, 67, of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Dr. Wells was born in Grayson County, Va., then lived in South Charleston, W. Va. He was a son of the late C.B. and Ruth Parsons Wells.

  Dr. Wells graduated from Concord College in West Virginia, then from the College of Medicine in Richmond, Va. He served as a family practice physician in Elizabethton for 37 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force at Shaw Air Base, Sumter, S.C.
He was actively involved much of his life in the Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a youth and was awarded the Silver Beaver award as an adult leader. He was a local scoutmaster for many years.

  Dr. Wells was a charter board member of Christian Believers United, an organization dedicated to teaching and applying the Word of God.

  Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Pat Blankenship Wells; a son and daughter-in-law, Cole and LuAnne Wells, Greeneville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Ron McCall, Amy and J.D. Shelton and Emily and Dave Hargis, all of Elizabethton; and 10 grandchildren, Patrick and Martha Wells, Greeneville, Ashley, Candace and Alex Wheeler, Brown and Bobbi Shelton, Britney Hill, Katherine and Nathan Hargis, all of Elizabethton.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  WELLS -- The family of Dr. Charles Jack Wells, 67, of Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center, 428 East G Street. The funeral will be a private service with only immediate family members. The family is compiling a memory book in his honor. If anyone has a special memory that they would like to share with the family, please mail your written account to any of the children. This will be a keepsake that will remain in the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Bibles For The World, P.O. 62170, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80962-9932, or to your local church. It was Mr. Wells' request to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.