June 12, 2000

Eliza D. Grindstaff

  Mrs. Eliza Davis Grindstaff, 67, 250 Hart Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Mrs. Grindstaff was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Dave and Etta Street Davis. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Geneva Grindstaff, and her husband, Delmar S. Grindstaff.

  Mrs. Grindstaff had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. She was retired due to disability from Care and Share and was a member of the Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.

  Survivors include three daughters, Donna Roberts, Unicoi, Dorothy Marie Oliver, Roan Mountain, and Elitha Kay Spock, Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, Marshall Grindstaff and Richard Dale Grindstaff, both of Elizabethton, and David Grindstaff, of the home; a sister, Naomi Ledford, Bluefield, W. Va.; and a brother, Clarence Davis, Conover, N.C. Nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

GRINDSTAFF -- Memorial services for Mrs. Eliza Davis Grindstaff, 67, 250 Hart Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, June 9, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. Friends may call at the residence or at the residence of a daughter, Donna Roberts, 364 Davis Lane, Unicoi. It was Mrs. Grindstaff's wish to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Wiley T. Hatley

  Wiley T. Hatley, 91, 155 Rye Branch Road, Butler, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

  Mr. Hatley was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William Skyles and Fannie Davenport Hatley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eliza Faye Isaacs Hatley, in 1993, two sons, Tom Hatley and J.D. Hatley, and by five brothers and five sisters.

  Mr. Hatley was a retired employee of American Bemberg Corporation and a member of Elk River Baptist Church.

  Survivors include three daughters, Geraldine Hatley, of the home, Thelma Stanton and Earlene Garland, both of Butler; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and May Bell Hatley, Dewey and Helen Hatley and Jessie Bud and Sharon Hatley, all of Butler; and a brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Venoria Hatley, Barberton, Ohio. Twenty-three grandchildren, several great and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

HATLEY -- Funeral services for Wiley T. Hatley, 91, 155 Rye Branch Road, Butler, who died Friday, June 9, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Ray Green and Rev. Charles Cable officiating. Music will be by the Sugar Grove Church Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 12, in the Hatley Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons; Kevin Hatley, David Hatley, Carl Hatley, Dewey Hatley Jr., Wesley Garland, Dennis Stanton, Mike Stanton, Daryl Stanton, Terry Stanton and Vernon Stanton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Thelma Stanton, 143 Rye Branch Road, Butler, or at the residence of a son, Dave Hatley, 145 Rye Branch Road, Butler, any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Monday for the graveside service. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy


Sarah A. Hyder

  Sarah A. Hyder, 89, 357 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Floyd Snyder, 359 Big Springs Road, following a lengthy illness.

  Mrs. Hyder was a native of Johnson County, having lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Dyer Barry and was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Hyder, five brothers, Walter, Elmer, Carl, Bill and Earl, and two sisters, Ina Valeronis and Edith Trivett.

  Mrs. Hyder was a homemaker and a member of Sims Hill Christian Church.

  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James H. and Linda Hyder, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Floyd Snyder, Elizabethton, and Jewel and Howard Ensor, Watauga; four grandchildren, Jimmy Hyder, Elizabethton, Janet Nelson, Erwin, Eddie Rutter and Teddy Rutter, both of Hawaii; and three great-grandchildren, Chase Nelson, Erwin, James Rutter and Joey Rutter, both of Hawaii. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

HYDER -- Funeral services for Sarah A. Hyder, 89, 357 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Ernie Depew, Mr. Hugh Hatfield and Mr. Gerald Holly, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be by the Jerico Pipers. Active pallbearers will be great-nephews: Wayne Wolfe, Vonnie Wolfe, Allen Wolfe, Scotty Wolfe, Mike Wagner, Jonathan Feathers, Travis Smithdeal and Chris Elliott. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Sims Hill Christian Church, friends and neighbors. 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 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of the families at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations 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


Kimberly C. Kimberlin

  Kimberly Church Kimberlin, 27, 526 Poga Road, Butler, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Vanderbilt Medical Center Hospital, Nashville.

  Mrs. Kimberlin was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Leslie and Nona Ward Church, Poga.

  Mrs. Kimberlin was a certified nursing assistant and a member of the Mormon Church.

  Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Billy Kimberlin; a son, David Malone, Poga; a daughter, Summer Carroll, Butler; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert Church, Poga, and Jason and Tepancha Church, Elizabethton; and her maternal grandmother, Stella Ward, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.

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

KIMBERLIN -- A memorial service for Kimberly Church Kimberlin, 27, 526 Poga Road, Butler, who died Friday, June 9, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with President Allen Henson officiating. Music will be under the direction of the church family. A private inurnment service will be conducted at Beech Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her grandmother, Stella Ward, 1021 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the charity of your choice. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Emma E. Street

  Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Johnson Street, 77, 106 Julian Lane, Gray, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Street was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Herbert J. and Manarka Brewer Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carter Street, and three sisters, Ruby Arnett, Blanche Smith and Reba Cordell.

  Mrs. Street was a homemaker. She attended Marvin's Chapel Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a son, Robert "Bob" Julian, Gray; four sisters, Hazel Parlier and Mae Shell, both of Roan Mountain, Gladys Winters, of Texas, and Ruth Shoemaker, Wilkesboro, N.C.; and a dear friend, Gladys Hodge, Jonesborough. Three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

STREET -- Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Johnson Street, 77, 106 Julian Lane, Gray, who died Saturday, June 10, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Interment will follow in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Roy Hartley, Rick Nutter, Bobby Julian, Ron Julian, Johnny Shell and Glen Shell. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 106 Julian Lane, Gray, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Mary L. Vaughn

  Mrs. Mary L. Vaughn, 80, 146 Chambers Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

  Mrs. Vaughn was a native of Hamblen County and had been a resident of Carter County since 1954. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Vaughn, in 1972.

  Survivors include a son, Andy Vaughn Jr., of the home.

  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

VAUGHN -- Graveside services for Mrs. Mary L. Vaughn, 80, 146 Chambers Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, June 9, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, in the Vaughn Cemetery, Minton Hollow Road, Elizabethton, with Rev. Mark Street officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Eloise H. Wiseman

  Mrs. Eloise Hall Wiseman, 74, 140 Wiseman Lane, Johnson City, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Wiseman was a native of Maben, W. Va., and a daughter of the late Frank Henry and Anna Brown Hall.

  Mrs. Wiseman was co-founder of Wiseman's Clothing Store where she retired following many years of service. She was a member of Taylor Memorial Church.

    Survivors include her husband, Arnold Wiseman, of the home; two sons, Joe Wiseman and Jeff Wiseman, both of Johnson City; a daughter, Ann Everly, Johnson City; a sister, Margaret MacKenzie, Greenville, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Blake Wiseman, Charlie Wiseman and Jade Wiseman. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

WISEMAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eloise Hall Wiseman, 74, 140 Wiseman Lane, Johnson City, who died Friday, June 9, 2000, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11, from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Mack Turner and Dr. Keith Ellis officiating. Entombment services will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens. The family has requested for those desiring that memorials be made to Taylor Memorial Church, 476 Anderson Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the East Family Room of Appalachian Funeral Home. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

June 9, 2000

Samuel O. Pickering

  Samuel O. Pickering, 78, 1905 Knob Creek Road #20, Johnson City, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

  Mr. Pickering was a native of Washington County and had lived most of his life in Johnson City and Elizabethton. He was the son of the late Samuel H. and Lucy Sheets Pickering and was also preceded in death by two sisters.

  Mr. Pickering was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served with the 28th Calvary Reconnaissance, and was retired from employment as a sheet metal mechanic with North American Rayon Corporation. He was of the Baptist faith.

  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Smith Pickering, of the home; a son, Samuel O. Pickering Jr., Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, Marcella and Lewis Daughtery, Jonesboro, Ga.; four grandchildren and one grandson-in-law, Brian Daughtery, Stockbridge, Ga., Dalon and Hera Pickering, both of Kingsport, and Cindy and Tim Dixon, Riverdale, Ga.; three step-grandsons, Rickey Daughtery, San Diego, Calif., Joey Daughtery, Atlanta, Ga., and Danny Daughtery, Pensacola, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Darlene Smith, Elizabethton; a niece, Barbara Adams, Johnson City; and a nephew, Sam Hodge, Englewood, Calif.

  Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

PICKERING -- Funeral services for Samuel O. Pickering, 78, 1905 Knob Creek Road #20, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Following the funeral service, family and friends will proceed to Roselawn Memory Gardens for graveside services. Military Honors will be provided by the Hammond Post #3, American Legion Color Guard. Pallbearers will be Brian Daughtery, Tim Dixon, Dalon Pickering, Travis Hill, Ronnie Hill and Joey Daughtery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.


June 8, 2000

Nancy A. Collins

  Nancy Ann Hamilton Collins, 64, 174 Hamilton Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

  Mrs. Collins was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Charles Dale and Inez Heaton Hamilton, Elizabethton.

  Mrs. Collins was a 1954 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a member of the Siam Baptist Church.

  Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Luther L. Collins; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Inez and Edward T. Hampton, Brunswick, Maine; a son and his friend, Teddy Luther Collins and Patricia Dunn, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy and Evelyn Hamilton and Ted and Janice Hamilton, all of Elizabethton; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Elizabeth Anne and Christopher Davis; and a grandson, Jonathan Edward Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

COLLINS -- Funeral services for Nancy Ann Hamilton Collins, 64, 174 Hamilton Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jack Roddy and Mr. Greg Key, minister, officiating. Billy Anderson will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, in the Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Jeff Hamilton, Jimmy Hamilton, Steve Heaton, Bob Collins, Bobby Elliott, Joseph Oliver, Bobby Collins and David H. Hampton. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Stephen May, Dr. A. Robert Blacky, Dayton Jones, Employees of Mapes Piano String Company and the Nursing Staff, 3rd Floor, of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A special thanks to her caregiver, Blanche Bagby. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Evelyn Hamilton, 134 S.J. Oliver Loop, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Collins to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 566, Knoxville, Tenn. 37901. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Fronie D. Wright

  DANTE, Va. -- Fronie D. Wright, 94, of the Hazel Mountain Community near Dante, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Dickenson County Medical Center in Clintwood.

  Mrs. Wright was a native of Virginia and the daughter of the late Oliver and Tabitha Jane Kiser O'Quinn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Wright, and a brother, Beecher O'Quinn.

  Survivors include a son, Eugene O'Quinn, Dante, Va., and five grandchildren, Mary O'Quinn, Nancy Wright, Robert O'Quinn, Jeff O'Quinn and Mark O'Quinn. Twelve great-grandchildren also survive.

  Funeral services and interment will be conducted Thursday in the Hazel Mountain Community.

  Huff-Cook Funeral Home, Highway 58-A, Castlewood, Va., (540) 762-0732, is serving the family of Mrs. Wright.


June 7, 2000

Donna Kay Pierce

  Donna Kay Pierce, 45, 975 Morefield Lane, Butler, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at her residence.

  Mrs. Pierce was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of Sam Proffitt and the late Ruby Harmon Proffitt. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Harley Estep.

  Mrs. Pierce was employed by Northeast Correctional Center as a guard. She was a member of the Sink Valley Baptist Church.

  Survivors, in addition to her father, include a son, Kevin T. Pierce, Butler; five sisters, Paulette Nichols, Mountain City, Sandra Grindstaff, Butler, Frances Maynard, Cookeville, Pansy Saylor, Nashville, and Jean Day, Erwin; and seven brothers, Mack Proffitt, Mountain City, Ralph Proffitt, Johnson City, Jim Proffitt, Portsmouth, Va., Paul Proffitt, Avondale, Pa., Sanford Proffitt, Marcellus, Va., Barney Estep, Butler, and Estel Estep, Clinton, Mich. Several nieces and nephews, and Dennis Potter, also survive.

  Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, (423) 727-7111, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans/henson.com

PIERCE -- Funeral services for Donna Kay Pierce, 45, 975 Morefield Lane, Butler, who died Saturday, June 3, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, from the chapel of Henson Funeral Home with Rev. Harvey White and Rev. Carl Swift officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 8, at Harmon Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Jim Campbell, Jeff Pass, Shannon Grindstaff, Kenny Grindstaff, Wesley Stout and Charles Estep. Honorary pallbearer will be John David Pierce. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, (423) 727-7111, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans/henson.com

June 6, 2000

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