July 28, 2000

Lou L. Deaton

  Mrs. Lou L. Deaton, 61, 431 Heather View Drive, The Ridges, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

  Mrs. Deaton was a native of Robbins, N.C. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Emmaus Community and was a retired employee of Watauga Orthopedics.

  Mrs. Deaton was preceded in death by her father, Reid Lyndon.

  Survivors include her husband, Bo Deaton, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and John Hyatt, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Rives Deaton, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Morgan Hyatt, and a grandson, Logan Hyatt, both of Elizabethton; her mother, Ruth Lyndon, Robbins, N.C.; a brother, Larry Lyndon, Robbins, N.C.; and two sisters, Diane Yow, Seagrove, N.C., and Wyanne Caviness, Bennett, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  DEATON -- A Praise Service in memory of Mrs. Lou L. Deaton, 61, 431 Heather View Drive, The Ridges, Jonesborough, who died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, will be conducted at the First Christian Church at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 30, with Dr. Mike Shannon and Dr. Don Jeanes, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mike Imboden and Gloria Dudney. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Eric Deaton, 903 Forest Avenue, Johnson City. The graveside and committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, in the chapel of the mausoleum at Monte Vista Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Mrs. Deaton be made to the Dawn of Hope, 1500 E. Millard Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601, or Milligan College, P.O. Box 750, Milligan College, Tenn. 37682. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Jason A. Putman

  Jason Alfonza Putman, 89, 510 Hughes Gap Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

  Mr. Putman was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and had resided in Tennessee since 1939. He was the son of the late Sid and Roxanna Bowman Putman and was also preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Georgia Forbes Putman, in 1985; a son, Arnold Putman; a daughter, Annie Barnett; two sisters, Viola Hughes and Elsie Putman; and three brothers, Jim Putman, Willard Putman and Elmer Putman.

  Mr. Putman was a retired farmer and a member of Cove Creek Presbyterian Church.

  Survivors include a son, C.M. Putman, Roan Mountain, and a brother, Washington Putman, Roan Mountain, Eleven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  PUTMAN -- Funeral services for Jason Alfonza Putman, 89, 510 Hughes Gap Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, July 27, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Rhododendron Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Tull Oaks officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Hughes Cemetery, Cove Creek Community. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Third Floor Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Roan Highlands Nursing Home Skilled Unit Nursing Staff and the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital 3200 Wing SNF Unit. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy


William C. Roberts

  William Charles Roberts, 24, 113 Waycaster Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Mr. Roberts was a native of Carter County and the son of Clyde Roberts, Hampton, and the late Geneva Frances Geisler

  Roberts. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Arizona Stevens Geisler.

  Mr. Roberts was a masonry worker and was of the Baptist faith.

  Survivors, in addition to his father, include a brother, Bobby Eugene Roberts, Hampton; a sister, Pamela Michelle Roberts, Hampton; his paternal grandparents, Mildred and Billy Joe Roberts, Hampton; three uncles, Butch Roberts, Weber City, Va., Charles Geisler, Hampton, and Phillip Stevens, Elizabethton; and one aunt, Cheryl Barnett, Hampton.

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

  ROBERTS -- Funeral services for William Charles Roberts, 24, 113 Waycaster Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Steve Waycaster officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Roberts Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Charlie Geisler, Charles Geisler, Jimmy Barnett, Josh Lewis, Jason Vines, Bobby Roberts, Bobby Shanks, Ray Kempton and Billy Waycaster. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his grandparents, Mildred and Billy Joe Roberts, 2901 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

July 27, 2000

Willie Barlow

  Willie Barlow, 72, 964 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Mrs. Barlow was a native of Dante, Va., and the daughter of the late James and Lura Lowe Ferguson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Barlow.

  Mrs. Barlow was of the Methodist Faith.

  Survivors include a daugher, Hazel Morgan; three sisters, June Benge, Beuladean, N.C., Venia Ferguson, Covington, Va., and Maggie Townsend, Morganton, N.C.; and four brothers, Homer L. Ferguson, Warm Springs, Va., Walter N. Ferguson, White Sulpher, W.Va., Ted Ferguson of Tennessee, and Harold Ferguson, Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  BARLOW -- Graveside services and interment for Willie Barlow, 72, 964 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, July 24, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Beans Creek Cemetery, Beuladean, N.C., with Rev. Ronnie Whitson officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Pauline A. Brumit

  Pauline Ann Brumit, 96, 2316 Eagle Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

  Miss Brumit was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Dan and Rebecca Smith Brumit. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Ruby Mooney, Laura Brumit and Hattie Moore Butler, and two brothers, Lawrence Brumit and Luke Brumit.

  Miss Brumit was the oldest attending member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, and a Master's Degree from Columbia University, New York. She did Post Graduate Work at Peabody College, University of Minnesota.
Miss Brumit was a lifelong educator with a career of 45 years. She was a teacher in the Elizabethton City and Carter County School Systems and served as elementary schools supervisor for the Tennessee State Department of Education. She retired from East Tennessee State University in 1967.

  Pauline had served in many leadership roles including: Field Secretary of the State Parent Teacher Association, Chairman of the Elizabethton City School Board, Past President of the Democrat Women's Club, Past President of the Business and Professional Women's Club, and Past Regent of the Julius Dugger Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of the Johnson City and Elizabethton Book Clubs.

  Miss Brumit was inducted into the Tennessee Teachers Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Elizabethton City Schools Educators Hall of Fame in 1996.

  Survivors include two sisters, Mary Brumit, of the home, and Katherine Hendrix, Johnson City, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  BRUMIT -- A memorial service for Pauline Ann Brumit, 96, 2316 Eagle Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, July 28, at First Baptist Church of Elizabethton with Rev. Brent Seals and Mr. Tim Ross officiating. John Bunn will provide the music. Interment services will be private in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Patrick Sweeney, Pat Sweeney, Jim Magill, Dan Hendrix, Skip Hendrix, Dustin Hendrix and Dan Conner. Honorary pallbearers will be John Tucker, Todd Tucker, Marvin Lackey, Jack Foster, Kyle Chambers, Roy Hampton, John Hathaway, Bruce Shipley, Dr. T.P. Cruz, Dr. Paul Thur de Koos, Dr. Nicholas Burik and a longtime friend, Donna Netherland. Friends may call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Pauline Brumit Scholarship Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, 212 East F Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Louise Deaton

  Louise "Lou" Deaton, 61, 431 Heather View Drive, The Ridges, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Kyle Hardin

  Kyle "Bosco" Hardin, 76, 171 Cedar Point Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, after a lengthy illness.

  Mr. Hardin was a native of Carter County and a lifelong resident of this area. He was a son of the late John William and Anna Millicent Nave Hardin and was also preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

  Mr. Hardin was retired from the U.S. Navy, after 20 years of service including World War II. He had owned the former Green Valley Diner in Johnson City. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three sisters, Gladys Merryman, Elizabethton, Marie Paine, Strongsville, Ohio, and Charlotte Schoefield, Greenville, S.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  HARDIN -- Funeral services for Kyle "Bosco" Hardin, 76, 171 Cedar Point Road, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with Mr. Don Merryman, minister, officiating. Interment will follow services at Happy Valley Memorial Park with military honors provided by the American Legion Hammond Post #3. Pallbearers will be selected. 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.

Rowena F. Hartsook

  Rowena F. Hartsook, 98, 107 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Greystone Health Center following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Hartsook was a native of Sullivan County and the daughter of the late Oscar and Maude Blevins Hyatt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Clarence

  Hartsook, and by four daughters and two sons.
Mrs. Hartsook was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.

  Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Ollie and Billy King, Kingsport, and Estell Barnett, Bluff City, and two sons, William Clarence and Frank Hartsook, both of Elizabethton. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  HARTSOOK -- Graveside services and interment for Rowena F. Hartsook, 98, 107 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 28, at Shell Cemetery, Piney Flats, with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family members. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Edith B. Luster

  Edith Booher Luster, 74, 131 Valentine Circle, Telford, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her residence.

  Mrs. Luster was a native of the Bunker Hill community and had lived in Washington County most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Noah and Ethel Bullocks Booher and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Pealer, and two sisters, Margaret Taylor and Ruby Simpson.

  Mrs. Luster was a member of the Bunker Hill Christian Church and was a homemaker.

  Survivors include her husband, Roy K. Luster; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Paul Mills, Elizabethton, and Barbara and Barry Hopson, Johnson City; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Tony and Wanda Taylor of Indiana, Chet and Debbie Laws and Roy A. and Layla Luster, all of Chuckey, and Merle Laws, Johnson City; a son-in-law, Robert Pealer, Johnson City; two sisters, Georgia Scalf and Marie Minton, both of Bunker Hill; and a brother, Grady Carr, Johnson City. Seventeen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Kathy Hankal, also survive.

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

  LUSTER -- Funeral services for Edith Booher Luster, 74, 131 Valentine Circle, Telford, who died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 28, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Mr. Rocky Maines, minister, officiating. Interment will follow services at Monte Vista Burial Park. Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Myrsonne V. McCloud

  Mrs. Myrsonne Virginia McCloud, 79, of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.

  Mrs. McCloud was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Martin and Callie Berry Buckles. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Nolan H. McCloud, December 12, 1993, and a grandson, Jeremiah David McCloud, January 2, 1993.

  Mrs. McCloud was a retired waitress from Dino's Restaurant. She and her late husband formerly operated the Shamrock and Sunset Inn Restaurants for a number of years. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene.

  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William Stevenson and Carolyn Loyd McCloud, Dandridge; a daughter and son-in-law, Kassandra McCloud and Michael Stitt, Chattanooga; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Depew, Pensacola, Fla.; six grandchildren, William Stevenson McCloud II, Kristi Noelle McCloud Adams, Timothy Nolan McCloud, Brian Wesley Stitt, Nicole Denise Stitt Burgess and Jaime Lee Stitt Holden.; two great-grandsons, Thomas E. Adams III and Nicholas Austin Holden; a niece and her husband, Jean and Ralph Champion; a nephew and his wife, Robert and Vickie Depew; and a special cousin and her husband, Mary and Calvin Caldwell.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  McCLOUD -- Graveside services for Mrs. Myrsonne Virginia McCloud, 79, of Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Rick Shelton officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers will be Steve McCloud, Tim McCloud, Calvin Caldwell, John William McCloud, Ronnie McCloud, William McCloud, Brian Stitt, Jason Burgess, Jon Holden and Tom Adams. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jason Putman

  Jason Putman, 89, 510 Hughes Gap Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

July 26, 2000

Edith B. Luster

  Edith Booher Luster, 74, 131 Valentine Circle, Telford, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her residence.

  Mrs. Luster was a native of the Bunker Hill community and had lived in Washington County most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Noah and Ethel Bullocks Booher and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Pealer, and two sisters, Margaret Taylor and Ruby Simpson.

  Mrs. Luster was a member of the Bunker Hill Christian Church and was a homemaker.

  Survivors include her husband, Roy K. Luster; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Paul Mills, Elizabethton, and Barbara and Barry Hopson, Johnson City; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Tony and Wanda Taylor of Indiana, Chet and Debbie Laws and Roy A. and Layla Luster, all of Chuckey, and Merle Laws, Johnson City; a son-in-law, Robert Pealer, Johnson City; two sisters, Georgia Scalf and Marie Minton, both of Bunker Hill; and a brother, Grady Carr, Johnson City. Seventeen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Kathy Hankal, also survive.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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

Shirley E. McNeal

  Shirley Edith McNeal, 55, 103 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

  Mrs. McNeal was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Walter B. and Marie Miller Wilson.

  Mrs. McNeal was a member of Lyons Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

  Survivors include her husband, Cecil McNeal, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Keith Hamby, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Terri McNeal and Steve and Renee McNeal, all of Elizabethton; four grandsons, Travis and Nick McNeal and Brian and Alan Hamby, all of Elizabethton; six sisters, Brenda Carr, Elsie Wilson and Betty Ward, all of Elizabethton, Ruth Hilbert, Johnson City, Helen Markland, Roan Mountain, and Georgie Cole, Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Jack Wilson, Elizabethton; and a special sister-in-law, Dorothy Adams, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  McNEAL -- Funeral services for Shirley Edith McNeal, 55, 103 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Arnold Hensley and Rev. Rick Birchfield officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 28, at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Greg Miller, Dave Oliver, Rick Oliver, Junior Guess, Chris Guess and Jeff Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis McNeal, Nick McNeal, Brian Hamby, Alan Hamby and the men of Lyons Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 103 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

July 25, 2000

Annie L. Presnell


  Mrs. Annie Lee Presnell, 78, 660 Lutie Johnson Road, Unicoi, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

  Mrs. Presnell was a native of Banner Elk, N.C., and a daughter of the late Calvin and Nancy McGuire Ward. She was also preceded in death by two sons, two brothers and three sisters.

  Mrs. Presnell was a member of Beachcliff Free Will Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

  Survivors include her husband, George Presnell, of the home; two daughters, Evelyn Welch, Johnson City, and Georgia Henegar, Elizabethton; six sons, Mack Presnell, Chester Presnell, Jerry Presnell, Dexter Presnell and Dolan Presnell, all of Johnson City, and Bobby Presnell, of the home; a sister, Vertie Watson, Watauga County, N.C.; and a brother, Edward Ward, Lenoir, N.C. Nineteen grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  PRESNELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lee Presnell, 78, 660 Lutie Johnson Road, Unicoi, who died Saturday, July 22, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Harvey Presnell officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, will be Teddy Welch, Dennis Henegar, Ricky Henegar, Johnny Henegar, Tommy Henegar, Chris Presnell, Dwight Presnell, David Presnell, Jimmy Presnell and Daniel Presnell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary S. Smith


  Mrs. Mary Slagle Smith, 76, 505 West "F" Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Smith was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Sabin and Nettie Honeycutt Slagle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rostand E. Smith Jr., in 1983, a brother, John Slagle, and three sisters, Margaret Slagle, Mae Potter and Marie Williams.

  Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. She was a volunteer at Carter County Memorial Hospital with over 6,000 volunteer hours, a former Cub Scout Leader and was presently volunteering for Meals on Wheels.
 

  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Bill Mosley Jr., Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Rostand III and Gail Smith, Asheville, N.C.; two sisters, Myrtle Shell and Mamie Grindstaff, both of Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Amber Leigh Smith, Asheville, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  SMITH -- Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Slagle Smith, 76, 505 West "F" Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, July 24, 2000, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Bunn and Dan Pratt. Active pallbearers will be John L. Bowers, John Wiggins, Greg Bowers, Jay Harold Ray, Dean Batchelder Sr., Scott Heaton and Eric Bowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Hill Carlton and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence, 505 West "F" Street, Elizabethton, any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

July 24, 2000


Baxter Hollifield

  Baxter "BK" Hollifield, 67, of Parma, Ohio, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Parma Medical Center, Parma, Ohio, following an extended illness.

  Mr. Hollifield was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Walter and Bessie Morgan Hollyfield. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James and Crusie Hollifield.

  Mr. Hollifield was a member of Poga Church of Christ and a retired Waverly Radio Station employee.

  Survivors include his wife, Georgia Posy Hollifield, Parma, Ohio; five sons and three daughters, Danny BK Brown, Elizabethton, Penny Hollifield Hughes, Mogadore, Ohio, Steven Hollifield, San Antonio, Texas, Nancy Guy, Butler, Brian Hollifield, Carthage, N.C., Kammie Allison, Akron, Ohio, BK Hollifield, Columbus, Ohio, and Glen Hollifield, Waverly, Ohio; a sister, Crystal Guy, Canton, Ga.; and a brother, J.D. Hollifield, Alganac, Mich. Eighteen grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a very special nephew and friend, Jerry Guy. Three stepchildren also survive.

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

  HOLLIFIELD -- A memorial service for Baxter "BK" Hollifield, 67, of Parma, Ohio, who died Friday, July 7, 2000, will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Poga Church of Christ with Mr. Dean Estep, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Poga Church of Christ Choir and Jerry and Kathy Guy, duet. Graveside services and interment were conducted Tuesday, July 11, in the Parma Veterans Cemetery, Parma, Ohio. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Annie L. Presnell

  Mrs. Annie Lee Presnell, 78, 660 Lutie Johnson Road, Unicoi, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

  Mrs. Presnell was a native of Banner Elk, N.C., and a daughter of the late Calvin and Nancy McGuire Ward. She was also preceded in death by two sons, two brothers and three sisters.

  Mrs. Presnell was a member of Beachcliff Free Will Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

  Survivors include her husband, George Presnell, of the home; two daughters, Evelyn Welch, Johnson City, and Georgia Henegar, Elizabethton; six sons, Mack Presnell, Chester Presnell, Jerry Presnell, Dexter Presnell and Dolan Presnell, all of Johnson City, and Bobby Presnell, of the home; a sister, Vertie Watson, Watauga County, N.C.; and a brother, Edward Ward, Lenoir, N.C. Nineteen grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  PRESNELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lee Presnell, 78, 660 Lutie Johnson Road, Unicoi, who died Saturday, July 22, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, from the East Chapel of Appalachian-Hartman Funeral Home with Rev. Harvey Presnell officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to proceed to the cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, will be Teddy Welch, Dennis Henegar, Ricky Henegar, Johnny Henegar, Tommy Henegar, Chris Presnell, Dwight Presnell, David Presnell, Jimmy Presnell and Daniel Presnell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Smith

  Mary Smith, 76, 505 West F. Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

July 23, 2000

Kathryn L. Baines

  Mrs. Kathryn Louise Baines, 56, 110 Earl Light Circle, Jonesborough, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

  Mrs. Baines was a native of Washington County and a daughter of Mary Irwin Kyker, Jonesborough, and the late James B. Kyker.

  Mrs. Baines was a housewife and was also part owner and operator of 11-E Fabrics in Jonesborough for eight years. She was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church.

  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, J.L. Baines, of the home; a daughter, Tammy Barnett, Johnson City; a son, David Baines, Elizabethton; a brother, James "Bobby" Kyker, Jonesborough; and two grandchildren, Ryne Andrew Baines and Allison Elizabeth Turbyfield, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

  BAINES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn Louise Baines, 56, 110 Earl Light Circle, Jonesborough, who died Saturday, July 22, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 23, from the chapel of Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Jonas officiating. Interment services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, at Maple Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Anthony Church, Jack Adams, Kyle Fellers, Sam Drain, Donnie Nelson, Leland Hall and John Jennings. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.


Mayzie A. Hagie

  Mayzie A. Hagie, 86, Hatter Road, Newfane, N.Y., where she lived since 1978, previously living in Lockport, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Newfane Inter Community Memorial Hospital.

  Mrs. Hagie was a native of Beech Mountain, N.C., and the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah McGuire Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Hagie, in 1947, a nephew, Phillip Glover, and by two sisters and three brothers.

  Mrs. Hagie retired in 1978 from Ferree Plastics where she worked as a machine operator for 18 years. She was a member of Grace Bible Church for 45 years, where she helped in the nursery for many years. She was a breast cancer survivor since 1956.

  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Bert Phillips, Rural Hall, N.C., and Reba Jean and Timothy Sherwood, Lockport, N.Y.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Betty Hagie, Newfane, N.Y., and Kenneth Stanley and Deltah Hagie; two sisters, Fairy Church and Ada Jones, both of Beech Mountain, N.C.; a brother, Kenneth Jones, Elizabethton; a niece, Judy Kay Thomas Scott, Acworth, Ga.; two nephews, David Glover and his wife Donna, Meadville, Pa., and Billie Jack Glover, Johnson City; 18 grandchildren, Stephen Phillips and Madeline Sue Fenn, both of Greensboro, N.C., Randy Glen Phillips, Winston-Salem, N.C., Timothy Phillips, Chicago, Ill., Regina Toellher, Tonawanda, N.Y., Rick Hagie and Randy Hagie, both of Gasport, N.Y., Bill Hagie, Beth Ann Hagie and Beverly Hagie, all of Newfane, N.Y., Ken Hagie Jr. of Georgia, Madeline Sherwood, Lockport, N.Y., Aaron Sherwood, Buffalo, N.Y., Christina Neal and Stephanie Neal, both of Georgia, Jeffery Glover and Darrell Glover, both of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Silver Marie Glover of Pennsylvania.

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

  HAGIE -- Funeral services for Mayzie A. Hagie, 86, Hatter Road, Newfane, N.Y., who died Friday, July 21, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Fall Creek Baptist Church, Beech Mountain, N.C., with Rev. Chuck Morefield officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Fall Creek Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow in the Norris Cemetery, Beech Mountain, N.C. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Friends may visit anytime after 12 noon, Tuesday, July 25, at Fall Creek Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fall Creek Baptist Church, Beech Mountain, N.C., 28604; The Parkinson's Disease Center, 600 Henley Street, Suite 60, Knoxville, Tenn., 37902; or to the charity of your choice. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Ronnie D. Harrison

  Ronnie D. Harrison, 61, 125 Peaceful Valley Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

  Mr. Harrison was a native of Carter County and the son of Lurabell Jones Harrison, Roan Mountain, and the late Lloyd Harrison. He was also preceded in death by a brother.

  Mr. Harrison worked as a carpenter and was of the Baptist Faith.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mary Harrison, of the home; two stepsons and a stepdaughter-in-law, Rocky and Terri Hughes and Randall Hughes, all of Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Steve Smith, Newland, N.C.; a brother, Brownlow Harrison, Roan Mountain; three sisters, Louella Holtsclaw, Roan Mountain, Thelma Puckett, Newland, N.C., and Irene Shipley, Johnson City; a special granddaughter, Deseray Smith; three special grandsons, Josh, Corey and Cody Hughes, all of Elizabethton; and a special friend, Lester Odom, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  HARRISON -- Funeral services for Ronnie D. Harrison, 61, 125 Peaceful Valley Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, July 22, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Jim Story and Chaplain Ric Johnson officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Holsclaw and the Unicoi Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, in the V.A. Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Lloyd Harrison, Chuck Blair, Ronnie Street, Dean Gibbs, Paul Gibbs and Mike Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be the Housecall Nurses in Hampton and the 500 Hall Nursing Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at the residence, 125 Peaceful Valley Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Congressman Bill Jenkins' mother dies in Rogersville

  ROGERSVILLE -- Maude Wilson Jenkins Hurd, 88, of Rogersville, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at the Church Hill Care and Rehab Center following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Hurd was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rogersville. She served as County Court Clerk of Hawkins County, Tennessee, and retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She was a member of Hawkins County Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Women.

  Mrs. Hurd was preceded in death by her first husband, Lewis C. Jenkins; her second husband, Wayman Hurd; her parents, Newt and Alice Johnston Wilson; and nine brothers and sisters, Virginia Wilson, William Wilson, Mabel Wilson Hester, Frances Wilson Bledsoe, Ruth Wilson Burdine, Lucy Wilson Carmack, Albert Wilson, Isaac Wilson and Mae Wilson Price.

  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jenkins Gunderson and Jimmy Gunderson, Phoenix, Ariz.; a son and daughter-in-law, William Lewis and Kathryn Jenkins, Rogersville; seven grandchildren, Greg Gunderson, Scott Gunderson, Julie Gunderson Stack, Rebecca Jenkins, Georgeanne Jenkins Price, Lewis Jenkins and Douglas Jenkins. Fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Colboch-Price Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  HURD -- Funeral services for Maude Wilson Jenkins Hurd, 88, of Rogersville, who died Saturday, July 22, 2000, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 24, from the chapel of Colboch-Price Funeral Home with Rev. Aubrey Floyd and Rev. Ronell Owensby officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association/Stroke Research, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604, or to the First Baptist Church of Rogersville, 119 W. Washington Street, Rogersville, Tenn. 37857. Colboch-Price Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Imogene O. Johnson

  MOBILE, Ala. -- Imogene O. Johnson, a native of Hampton, Tenn., a past resident of Mobile, and a resident of Crestview, died at the family residence Thursday, July 20, 2000.

  Mrs. Johnson was a member of Grace Bible Church.

  Survivors include three children, Timothy K. (Lil) Johnson, Crestview, Angela J. Sabol, Slidell, La., and Gregory W. (Susan) Johnson, Duluth, Ga. Seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

  Funeral services and interment were held Saturday, July 22, in Mobile. Memorials be made to the Grace Baptist Church, 4500 Bit 'N Spur Road, Mobile, Ala., 36608.

  Rainey Funeral Home, Mobile, Ala., (334) 479-4547, was in charge of arrangements.


William F. Presnell

  William Frank "Shorty" Presnell, 87, 194 Old Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following a sudden illness.

  Mr. Presnell was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Abraham Lincoln and Dorothy Harrison Presnell. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

  Mr. Presnell was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Banner Elk, N.C.

  Survivors include his wife, Emma Hamby Presnell, of the home; three sons, Lloyd Presnell, Elizabethton, Dale Presnell, Newland, N.C., and Harry Presnell, Roan Mountain; and seven daughters, Frankie Bushey, Phyllis Howell and Luster Meints, all of Greenwood, S.C., Taffey Jo Hoopes, Elk Grove, Calif., Brenda Robinson, Raleigh, N.C., Angela Voigt, Banner Elk, N.C., and Jean Johnson, Forest City, N.C. Nineteen grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, three great-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

  PRESNELL -- Funeral services for William Frank "Shorty" Presnell, 87, 194 Old Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, July 21, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Branch President Allen Henson and Elder Kenneth Wilson officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Folks and George Shomaker. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at the residence, 194 Old Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Nora G. Taylor

  Nora Gertrude Taylor, 89, formerly of 607D Sugar Bottom Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

  Ms. Taylor was a native of Washington County, having lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Mary Ervin and was also preceded in death by a son, John Mack Taylor.

  Ms. Taylor was a member of Brown's Chapel AME Zion Church, where she served in the Missionary Program.

  Survivors include two cousins, Virginia Jones, Columbus, Ohio, and Ruth Taylor, Elizabethton; a special friend, Elvena Bowers; godchildren, Ellen Taylor and sisters, Elizabethton.

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

  TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Nora Gertrude Taylor, 89, formerly of 607D Sugar Bottom Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, July 20, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Jeanette Clark officiating. Music will be under the direction of Karroll Thompson. Interment will follow at Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robie Bowers, Bill Bowers, Neal Thomas, Al Dumas, Mack Trammell and Red Harton. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

July 21, 2000


Nora G. Taylor

  Mrs. Nora Gertrude "Trudy" Taylor, 89, formerly of 607D Sugar Bottom Road, Elizabethton, died early Thursday morning, July 20, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
  

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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


Euvada S. Widener

  BOONE, N.C. -- Mrs. Euvada Simerly Widener, 71, 229 Circle Drive, Vilas, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center.

  Mrs. Widener was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Matney and Maud Kate Blevins Simerly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett M. Widener.

  Mrs. Widener was retired as Deputy Clerk of Superior Court for Watauga County, and was a former administrative employee of the Blowing Rock Hospital and Clinic. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Boone and a member of the Hope Chapter of the Eastern Star.
  

  Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Mrs. Carolyn "Bunny" Widener Balla and Greg Balla, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Sarah "Sally" Widener Barnes, Valdese; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Mary Simerly, Elizabethton, Tenn.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and Oscar Brown, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Dorothy and Dale Chapman, Johnson City, Tenn.; two grandsons, Jarrett Barnes and Devin Barnes, both of Valdese, and a stepgrandson, Dallas Balla, San Francisco, Calif.

  Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-8888, is in charge of arrangements.

  WIDENER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Euvada Simerly Widener, 71, 229 Circle Drive, Vilas, N.C., who died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at First Presbyterian Church, Boone, with Dr. Ron Bowie officiating. Interment will follow at MountLawn Memorial Park & Gardens. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 663 Howard Street, Boone, N.C., 28607, or to the Grandfather Home for Children, P.O. Box 98, Banner Elk, N.C., 28604. The family will receive friends at the First Presbyterian Church from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the services. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-8888, is in charge of arrangements.


July 20, 2000

Brenda G. Collins

  Brenda Gayle Collins, 57, 1732 West G Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at the residence of a friend, Tammy Pierce, 224 Mayfield Drive, Elizabethton, after an extended illness.

  Mrs. Collins was a native of Washington County and had lived her life in Carter County. She was preceded in death by her father, Landon Shipley, and her husband, Terry Lynn Collins, August 21, 1992.

  Mrs. Collins was retired due to disability as a secretary with the AAA Copper Transportation Company, Gray. She was a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church.

  Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Elizabeth and Arco Perry, Bluff City; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Shipley, Bluff City; a niece, Michelle Pearson, Bluff City; three aunts and uncles, Mary and Velmer Rock and Parker and Dean Davis, all of Elizabethton, and Billy and Doris Davis, Hampton; and a very very special friend and her family, Tammy and Steve Pierce, Daniel and Stephanie.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  COLLINS -- Graveside services and interment for Brenda Gayle Collins, 57, 1732 West G Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Bob Polk and Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ray Lamb, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Dr. David Fenner, Steve Pierce, Floyd Estep, Charlie Levergood, Daniel Burchett and employees of AAA Copper Transportation Company. Friends may call at the residence any time. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Collins to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or the Church of the Living Saviour, P.O. Box 3129, Johnson City, Tenn. 37602. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.