August 18, 2000

Callie W. Trivette

  Callie Ward Trivette, 89, formerly of 713 West D Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at Bristol Nursing Home following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Trivette was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the late Richard and Ollie Guy Ward and was also preceded in death by husband, B. Trivette, a brother, Everette Ward, and her stepfather, Tine Morgan.

  Mrs. Trivette was a member of East Side Christian Church where she attended regularly until failing health. She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 43 years of service.

  Survivors include three daughters, Anna Mae Trivette Fortner, Bristol, Va., Arbeulah Trivette Lambert, Butler, and Alberta Trivette Greene, Johnson City, and a son, Ernest "Junior" Trivette, Johnson City. Twelve grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  TRIVETTE -- Funeral services for Callie Ward Trivette, 89, formerly of 713 West D Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 18, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. John H. Smith officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Henson, Jimmy Hendley, David E. Fortner, John Greene, Tony Clark and T.J. Lambert. Honorary pallbearers will be members of East Side Christian Church and the Staff of Bristol Nursing Home. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to East Side Christian Church, 1400 Siam Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

August 17, 2000

No Obituaries


August 16, 2000

John W. Lovelace

  John Winfield Lovelace, 84, 312 Kendrick Avenue, Elizabethton, formerly of Treadway Street, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at Pine Ridge Care Center after a brief illness.

  Mr. Lovelace was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Thomas and Carrie Russell Lovelace. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Effie Timbs Lovelace, December 14, 1989, three brothers, Harold, Orden and Noah Lovelace, and a sister, Pearl Lovelace.

  Mr. Lovelace was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Doe River Baptist Church.

  Survivors include three daughters, Jean Bautista and Sonia Walker, both of Elizabethton, and Elizabeth Kulka, Chesterfield, Mich.; two sons, Johnny Ray Lovelace and Jacky Glenn Lovelace, both of Elizabethton; a sister, Pauline Lewis, Deltona, Fla.; and five brothers, Allen and Ed Lovelace, both of Elizabethton, Thomas Lovelace, Hampton, Glen Lovelace, Detroit, Mich., and Clinton Lovelace, Johnson City. Eleven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  LOVELACE -- Funeral services for John Winfield Lovelace, 84, 312 Kendrick Avenue, Elizabethton, formerly of Treadway Street, who died Tuesday, August 15, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fred Wade and Rev. Murray Jackson officiating. Mrs. Mary Roberts will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the Employees of Pine Ridge Care Center, Dr. Stephen May and Steve Hatley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Sonia Walker, 175 River Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  


August 15, 2000

No Obituaries

August 14, 2000

Chancie C. Hollaway

  Chancie C. Hollaway, 92, formerly of 588 Whaleytown Road, Butler, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

  Mr. Hollaway was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the son of the late Alvin and Crettie Whaley Hollaway. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Clawson Hollaway, in 1998, two sisters, Effie Bacon and Offie Whaley, and three brothers, Monroe Hollaway, Hunter Hollaway and Jesse Hollaway.

  Mr. Hollaway was a member of the Little Milligan Baptist Church and a retired farmer.

  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Richard Scott, Butler; two sisters, Goldia Gregg and Ada Bay, both of Johnson City; two grandchildren, Kim Sheets, Butler, and Scotty Puckett, Rogersville; four great-grandchildren, Darin Sheets and Abigayle Sheets, both of Butler, Tyler Puckett, Knoxville, and Genie Puckett, Rogersville; and a sister-in-law, Mary Chiles, Apopka, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  HOLLAWAY -- Funeral services for Chancie C. Hollaway, 92, formerly of 588 Whaleytown Road, Butler, who died Saturday, August 12, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, at Little Milligan Baptist Church with Rev. Nick Bradshaw and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Ronnie Campbell. Interment will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Roy Wagner, Fred Griffey, Dwight Whaley, Steve Campbell, J.R. Campbell and Ronda McQueen. Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Puckett, Doug Hatley, Bearl Campbell, Bart Smith, the Nursing Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, friends and neighbors and the men of Little Milligan Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 588 Whaleytown Road, Butler, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


John F. Miller

  John Frank Miller, 85, formerly of 326 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center following an extended illness.

  Mr. Miller was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Nathaniel and Sallie Bowling Miller. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Street Miller, in 1997, and three brothers.

  Mr. Miller was a member of the Burbank Free Will Baptist Church. He was retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was a retired employee of the State of Tennessee Roan Mountain State Park at the Miller Homestead. He was a member of the Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge #566 F&AM.

  Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Margaret Ann Greer, Johnson City, and Jackie and David Grindstaff, Roan Mountain; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph Nathaniel and Charlotte Miller, Roan Mountain, and John and Lois Miller, Mountain City; and two sisters, Carrie Jarrett, Roan Mountain, and Mary Pate, Erwin. Nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, six step-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

  MILLER -- Funeral services for John Frank Miller, 85, formerly of 326 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, August 13, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Dulaney Berry and Rev. Richard Blevins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Charlotte Smith. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, in the Miller Cemetery at the Miller Homestead with Masonic graveside services accorded by the Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge #566 F&AM. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family, friends and ministers will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the home of a son, Joseph Miller, 332 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, 1808 West End Avenue, Suite 514, Nashville, Tenn. 37203. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Beulah N. Taylor

  Mrs. Beulah N. "Jeep" Taylor, 74, 119 Rufus Taylor Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a sudden illness.

  Mrs. Taylor was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Samuel A. and Lottie Anna Oliver Berry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Carroll Taylor, in 1992, and by three brothers and a sister.

  Mrs. Taylor was a retired secretary in the Superintendent's Office of the Carter County School System. She was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church, where she was active in the WMU, and was also a member of the Hunter Home Demonstration Club and the Elizabethton Senior Citizens.

  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Rufus C. "Butch" and Linda Taylor, Boulder, Colo., and three daughters and two sons-in-law, Donna and Kenneth Oliver, Birmingham, Ala., Betty Leech, Birmingham, Ala., and Linda and John Dowdy, Union, W.Va. Ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  TAYLOR -- A memorial service for Mrs. Beulah N. "Jeep" Taylor, 74, 119 Rufus Taylor Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, August 12, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, at Hunter First Baptist Church with Pastor Dennis Deese officiating. Music will be by the church. A private service of entombment for the cremains will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Hunter First Baptist Church, 693 Highway 91, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center, 428 East "G" Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Friends may visit with the family in the church foyer following the service. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy


August 13, 2000

William A. Bare

  William A. "Dude" Bare, 68, 1176 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

  A native of Carter County, Mr. Bare was a son of the late Roby and Blanche Vandeventer Bare. He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia McCloud; and three brothers: George Bare, Burl Bare and Jack Bare.

  He was a retired employee of the Buick Motor Division of General Motors, Flint, Mich. He was a partner in Bare's BBQ, Bristol. He was inducted into the 278th Tennessee National Guard on Sept. 1, 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a Christian.

  Survivors include his wife, Anna J. Timbs Bare; a son and daughter-in-law, John Michael and Wendy Bare, Bluff City; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Mike Spencer, Bluff City; five sisters: Betty Thomas, Ruth Humphreys and Lois Dishner, all of Bluff City; Sue Harkleroad, Elizabethton; and Roxie Williams, Blountville; four brothers: Paul Bare, Lawrence Bare, and Bobby Bare, all of Bluff City; and Luther "Buster" Bare, Johnson City; a grandson, Eli Spencer; a granddaughter, Haley Bare; three aunts, a number of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews, along with a host of friends.

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

  BARE -- Funeral services for William A. "Dude" Bare, 68, 1176 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. David Wolfe and Mr. Ernie Depew, ministers, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 12 p.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. The mens chorus from Borderview Christian Church will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Layton Miller, Bobby Miller, Waymon Thomas, Larkin Trivett, Jack Perry, Marcus Conners, Joe Nichols, Jake Stepp, Cliff Peter, Howard Biggs, Nick Wright, employees of Bare's BBQ and his brothers-in-law; also a special thanks to Home & Hospital Health Care, Wilson Pharmacy and Pat and Jamie at Kroger Pharmacy at Bristol. V.F.W. Post 2166 will provide military graveside honors. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery.

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


Chancie Hollaway

  Chancie Hollaway, 92, formerly of Rt. 2, Butler, died on Saturday, Aug. 12, in the Lifecare Center of Elizabethton.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


Verdie L. Matherly

  Mrs. Verdie Lipford Matherly, 105, 182 Scott Street, Butler, Tenn., died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  A native of Johnson County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Abraham A. and Ellen Campbell Lipford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred M. Matherly; two sons: Park M. Matherly and Freddie S. Matherly; one daughter Mary Matherly Laws; and five brothers.

  She was a homemaker. She was a member of Butler Baptist Church, where she had served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Women's Missionary Society.

  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Carl S. and Isabel P. Matherly, Kingsport, Tenn.; two daughters and sons-inlaw: Doris and Ernest Snyder, Unicoi, Tenn.; and Florence and Ray Trivette, Johnson City, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandhildren, several great-great grandchildren and several niees and nephews.

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

  MATHERLY -- Funeral service for Mrs. Verdie Lipford Matherly, 105, 182 Scott Street, Butler, Tenn., who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, with the Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Lipford, Lester Lipford, Ronnie Snyder, Terry Snyder, Jimmy Matherly, Tim Matherly, and Carl Matherly, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Buck Bacon, Bobbie Utley, Gale Stout, Dennis Hayes, Jake Walsh, Jackie Pierce, Bud McCloud, Howard Courtner, Junior Davis, Ebb Matherly, Bill Crockett, Vaughn Potter, Charles Dugger, Jimmy Lipford, Daryl Ward, John Matheson, and Tim Underwood. Special thanks to the following care givers: Helen Gentry, Grace Pierce, and Dot Gouge. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, 2000. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday for the graveside service. Those who prefer memorial in lieu of flowers may make donations to Butler Baptist Church, P.O. Box 96, Butler, TN 37640. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

J. Stewart Potter

  Mr. J. Stewart Potter, 78, 405 Old Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, Tenn., died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  Mr. Potter was a native of Carter County (Shell Creek community) and was the son of the late Jake and Nancy Jones Potter. He was preceded in death by two brothers, six sisters, and one grandson, Mikie Thompson.

  He was a retired construction worker and farmer. He was of the Christian faith and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific.

  Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mrs. Frances Storie Potter of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law: Lisa and David Odom; and Linda Potter and Michael Thompson, all of Roan Mountain; one son and daughter-in-law, Brookie and Jean Potter, Elizabethton; three sisters: Okie Calhoun and Hildra Leonard, both of Hampton; and Florence McDonnell, Adrian, Mich.; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one special nephew, Jess Simerly, Hampton, and several other nephews and nieces.

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

  POTTER -- Funeral services for Mr. J. Stewart Potter, 78, 405 Old Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, Tenn., who died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Charlotte Smith, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, in the Potter Family Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with military honors accorded by the Lynn H. Folsom, V.F.W. Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be Jamie Perez, Jess Simerly, J.D. Calhoun, Michael Thompson, Kenny Jones, and Randy Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Potter, Crawford Potter, Fred Potter, Robert Vanhoy, George Shoemaker, A.J. Borders, Paul Harrison, Jr., Terry Harrison, Richard Harrison, Michael Harrison and Claude Jones. The family will receive friends Sunday evening, Aug. 13, 2000 from 6-8 p.m. in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, or you can call at the residence, 405 Old Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain at any time. The family friends, minister and pallbearers will meet Monday at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. for the graveside service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Pamela D. Rankin

  Mrs. Pamela Dawn Grindstaff Rankin, 43, 3320 Kellina Lane, Hudson, N.C., died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bobbie Peters, 109 Terrace Street, Elizabethton, Tenn., following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Rankin was a native of Baltimore, Md., and was the daughter of the late Lester and Dorothy Bowers Parlier, Sr.

  She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.

  Survivors include her fiance, Larry Grindstaff, Hudson, N.C.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Beth and Stewart Barbe, Bluff City; and Jessica Grindstaff, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Penny Grindstaff, Elizabethton; five sisters: Jean McInturff, Unicoi; Bobbie Peters, Ann Bradley and Sharon Storey, All of Elizabethton; and Joan Allen, Spokane, Wash.; one brother, Lester Parlier, Jr., Gaffney, S.C.; three grandchildren: Joseph Andrews and Willow Barbe, both of Bluff City; and Tyler Carroll, Elizabethton; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

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

  RANKIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pamela Dawn Grindstaff Rankin, 43, 3320 Kellina Lane, Hudson, N.C., who died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Mark Boggess and Mr. Travis Smithdeal officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, in the Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Michael Bradley, Ian Bradley, Mark Peters, Philip Peters, Nick Dulaney and Carl Anderson. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, or you may call at the home of a sister, Mrs. Bobbie Peters, 109 Terrace Street, Elizabethton, at any time. The family, friends, ministers, and pallbearers will meet Monday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home chapel to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorial in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Rankin to Housecall Hospice, 106 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

August 11, 2000

William A. Bare

  William A. "Dude" Bare, 68, 1176 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

  A native of Carter County, Mr. Bare was a son of the late Roby and Blanche Vandeventer Bare. He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia McCloud; and three brothers: George Bare, Burl Bare and Jack Bare.

  He was a retired employee of the Buick Motor Division of General Motors, Flint, Mich. He was a partner in Bare's BBQ, Bristol. He was inducted into the 278th Tennessee National Guard on Sept. 1, 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a Christian.

  Survivors include his wife, Anna J. Timbs Bare; a son and daughter-in-law, John Michael and Wendy Bare, Bluff City; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Mike Spencer, Bluff City; five sisters: Betty Thomas, Ruth Humphreys and Lois Dishner, all of Bluff City; Sue Harkleroad, Elizabethton; and Roxie Williams, Blountville; four brothers: Paul Bare, Lawrence Bare, and Bobby Bare, all of Bluff City; and Luther "Buster" Bare, Johnson City; a grandson, Eli Spencer; a granddaughter, Haley Bare; three aunts, a number of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews, along with a host of friends.

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

  BARE -- Funeral services for William A. "Dude" Bare, 68, 1176 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. David Wolfe and Mr. Ernie Depew, Ministers, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 12 p.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. The mens chorus from Borderview Christian Church will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Layton Miller, Bobby Miller, Waymon Thomas, Larkin Trivett, Jack Perry, Marcus Conners, Joe Nichols, Jake Stepp, Cliff Peter, Howard Biggs, Nick Wright, employees of Bare's BBQ and his brothers-in-law; also a special thanks to Home & Hospital Health Care, Wilson Pharmacy and Pat and Jamie at Kroger Pharmacy at Bristol. V.F.W. Post 2166 will provide military graveside honors. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery.

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



Amy L. Messimer

  Mrs. Amy Loy Messimer, 96, Life Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Courtyard Apts., died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

  A native of Watauga County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Kimber and Martisha Brown Johnson. She had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters.

  She worked for a number of years at the former Drokes Shoe Store. She was a member of the Lynn Valley Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Ken Long, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Linda Messimer, Salem, Va.; four grandchildren: Marti Graham, Blacksburg, Va.; Lee Messimer, Charlottesville, Va.; Jonathan Messimer, Salem, Va.; and Kristy Long, Elizabethton; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Dorothy Nave.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  MESSIMER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Amy Loy Messimer, 96, Life Care Center, formerly of Courtyard Apts., Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Dennis Wilson and James Archer officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. William J. Greene, soloist, and Mr. Scott Reynolds, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Lee Messimer, Jonathan Messimer, Tommy Elliott, Bill Greene, George Keller, Clayton Hawk, Lee Goodwin, and Nick Nave. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Goodwin, Eddie Buckles, Paul Estep, Dr. E.E. Perry, Dwight Norris, Cloyd Carter, Richard Campbell, Mack Fletcher, Steve Burrough, Steve Burrough, Jr., George O'Neal, her church family and friends and neighbors on Messimer Lane. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of the daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Ken Long, 117 Messimer Lane, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Messimer to The Memorial Fund, Lynn Valley Baptist Church, 1367 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. 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.


Neva M. Shelton

  Mrs. Neva Mathes Shelton, 87, 132 Skylark Street, Hickory, Ky., formerly of Rt. 1, Unicoi, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in the Mills Manor Nursing Home, Mayfield, Ky.

  Mrs. Shelton was born in Embreeville, but had lived most of her life in Unicoi County. She was a daughter of the late George and Maggie Tittle Mathes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Macon Shelton, in 1990; one son, Ara Addison; and one brother, Clyde Mathes.

  Mrs. Shelton was a homemaker.

  She was a member of the Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, Erwin.

  Survivors include four sons: Upton Shelton, Searcy, Ark.; Donald Shelton, Unicoi; Keaton Shelton, Erwin; and Sonny Shelton, Lexington, Ky.; one daughter, Inez Bennett, Hickory, Ky.; one step-daughter, Lucille Peterson, Bakersville, N.C.; two brothers: Fred Mathes, Culpepper, Va.; and Albert Mathes, Unicoi; two sisters: Pearl Wallace, and Bertha Blevins, both of Unicoi; two half-brothers: Rex Mathes and Harry Mathes, both of Erwin; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

  Unicoi Funeral Home, (743-1381 or 928-4595), 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

  SHELTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Neva Mathes Shelton, 87, 132 Skylark Street, Hickory, Ky., who died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Ministers Michael Rogers and Steve Norris and the Rev. Terry Richardson will officiate. Music will be provided by the Foster Brothers and Inez Chandler. Internment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin. Grandsons Alex Shelton, Clifford Shelton, Paul Shelton, Tony Bennett, Justin Rogers and Mitchell Rogers will serve as active pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Unicoi Funeral Home. Unicoi Funeral Home, (743-1381 or 928-4595), 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.


August 10, 2000

Larry D. Brummitt

  Mr. Larry Dean Brummitt, 48, 114 Clarence Tolley Lane, Unicoi, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.

  Mr. Brummitt was born in Johnson City, but had lived in Unicoi County most of his life. He was a son of Bessie Lee Jenkins Brummitt, Elizabethton, and the late Floyd Brummitt, Jr.

  Mr. Brummitt was self-employed as an industrial cleaning technician. He was an Air Force veteran and had served in the Army National Guard.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Deborah Tolley Brummitt; two sons: Eric Alan Brummitt and Justin Derek Brummitt, both of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Dexter E. Brummitt and Phyllis Brummitt, Elizabethton; one sister and brother-in-law, Julia Brummitt Osborne and Danny Osborne, Hampton; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

  Unicoi Funeral Home, (743-1381 or 928-4595), 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

  BRUMMITT -- Funeral services for Mr. Larry Dean Brummitt, 48, 114 Clarence Tolley Lane, Unicoi, who died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Dexter E. Brummitt and Danny Osborne will officiate. Music will be provided by the Stanley Hill Family Singers and Inez Chandler, organist. Graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Lyons Cemetery, Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton. Military grave rites will be rendered by the Kingsport V.F.W. Post 3382 with taps provided by Valerie Barcel, bugler, Active pallbearers will be Bob Boone, Pat Barnett, Mike Wilson, Jerry Bowman, Bill Smith and Charlie Gouge. Honorary pallbearers will be Hobart Roberts and Larry Wayne Brummitt. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Thursday and at the cemetery by 9:30 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Unicoi Funeral Home and other times at the residence of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Hobert (Ann) Roberts, 116 Clarence Tolley Lane, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, (743-1381 or 928-4595), 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Amy L. Messimer

  Mrs. Amy L. Messimer, 96, Life Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Courtyard Apts., died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James H. Rose

  James H. Rose, 70, 537 Jonesboro Road, Piney Flats, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  Mr. Rose was a native of Henry Clay, Kentucky, was raised in Dickenson County, Va.; and had been a resident of Piney Flats the past 15 years. He was a son of the late James W. and Alice Ratliff Rose. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ray C. Rose; an infant brother, Harold Dean Rose; one sister, Louise Haney; and an infant sister, Christine Rose.

  Mr. Rose was retired in 1985 from the State of Maryland as a security supervisor. He was a member and Sunday school superintendent of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain. Mr. Rose served in the Strategic Air Command with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and later served in the Army National Guard.

  Survivors include his wife, Peggy Scott Rose, of the home; one son, Gary Rose, Jessup, Md.; one daughter, Cathy Rose Garrett, Piney Flats; two brothers: Shirley Rose and Drannin "D.B." Rose, both of Baltimore, Md.; four sisters: Edna Lucille Rakes, Piney Flats; Sharon Rose, Elkhorn City, Ky.; Norma Faye Spicer, Ellicott City, Md.; Donna Heaton; Elizabethton; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  ROSE -- Funeral services for James H. Rose, 70, 537 Jonesboro Road, Piney Flats, who died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at 11 a.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronnie Peterson officiating. Interment will follow in Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Appalachian Funeral Home, (928-6111), 800 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.



August 9, 2000

Larry D. Brummitt

  Mr. Larry Dean Brummitt, 48, 114 Clarence Tolley Lane, Unicoi, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.

  Mr. Brummitt was born in Johnson City, but had lived in Unicoi County most of his life. He was a son of Bessie Lee Jenkins Brummitt, Elizabethton, and the late Floyd Brummitt, Jr.

  Mr. Brummitt was self-employed as an industrial cleaning technician. He was an Air Force veteran and had served in the Army National Guard.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Deborah Tolley Brummitt; two sons: Eric Alan Brummitt and Justin Derek Brummitt, both of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Dexter E. Brummitt and Phyllis Brummitt, Elizabethton; one sister and brother-in-law, Julia Brummitt Osborne and Danny Osborne, Hampton; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

  Unicoi Funeral Home, (743-1381 or 928-4595), 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

  BRUMMITT -- Funeral services for Mr. Larry Dean Brummitt, 48, 114 Clarence Tolley Lane, Unicoi, who died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Dexter E. Brummitt and Danny Osborne will officiate. Music will be provided by the Stanley Hill Family Singers and Inez Chandler, organist. Graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Lyons Cemetery, Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton. Military grave rites will be rendered by the Kingsport V.F.W. Post 3382 with taps provided by Valerie Barcel, bugler, Active pallbearers will be Bob Boone, Pat Barnett, Mike Wilson, Jerry Bowman, Bill Smith and Charlie Gouge. Honorary pallbearers will be Hobart Roberts and Larry Wayne Brummitt. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Thursday and at the cemetery by 9:30 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Unicoi Funeral Home and other times at the residence of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Hobert (Ann) Roberts, 116 Clarence Tolley Lane, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, (743-1381 or 928-4595), 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

James H. Rose

  James H. Rose, 70, 537 Jonesboro Road, Piney Flats, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  Mr. Rose was a native of Henry Clay, Kentucky, was raised in Dickenson County, Va.; and had been a resident of Piney Flats the past 15 years. He was a son of the late James W. and Alice Ratliff Rose. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ray C. Rose; an infant brother, Harold Dean Rose; one sister, Louise Haney; and an infant sister, Christine Rose.

  Mr. Rose was retired in 1985 from the State of Maryland as a security supervisor. He was a member and Sunday school superintendent of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain. Mr. Rose served in the Strategic Air Command with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and later served in the Army National Guard.

  Survivors include his wife, Peggy Scott Rose, of the home; one son, Gary Rose, Jessup, Md.; one daughter, Cathy Rose Garrett, Piney Flats; two brothers: Shirley Rose and Drannin "D.B." Rose, both of Baltimore, Md.; four sisters: Edna Lucille Rakes, Piney Flats; Sharon Rose, Elkhorn City, Ky.; Norma Faye Spicer, Ellicott City, Md.; Donna Heaton; Elizabethton; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  ROSE -- Funeral services for James H. Rose, 70, 537 Jonesboro Road, Piney Flats, who died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at 11 a.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronnie Peterson officiating. Interment will follow in Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Appalachian Funeral Home, (928-6111), 800 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.


Hobert O. Hardin

  Hobert O. Hardin, 88, 409 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.

  A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late John and Hettie Frazier Hardin.

  Mr. Hardin was a retired merchant and a member of the Hardin Brothers Quartet.

  Survivors include his wife, Juanita Cole Hardin of the home, one daughter, Dora Moneyhun, Oak Ridge; one son, Samuel "Buddy" Hardin, Morristown; one brother, Gilbert Hardin, Elizabethton; five granddaughters: Kay Moneyhun, Greeneville; Laura Moneyhun, Oak Ridge; Sandra Moneyhun, Powell; Tammy Hedge, Jupiter, Fla.; and Lori Armstrong, Erwin; four great-grandsons: Cody and Caleb Armstrong, Erwin; Thomas and Samuel Hines, Greeneville; and three great-granddaughters: Kaelie and Erin Ryan, Powell; and Shannon Hedge, Jupiter, Fla.

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

  HARDIN -- Funeral services for Hobert O. Hardin, 88, 409 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn., who died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ray Colbaugh and Bill Greer officiating. Music will be under the direction of the New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow at the Ritchie Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bill Hedge, William Hines, Mike Armstrong, Robert Ryan, Olan Hardin and Harold Lowe. The family will receive friends from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Hassie Hubbard

  Mrs. Hassie "Tina" Hubbard, 87, 210 Ninth Street, Watauga, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in the Life Care Center, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.

  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Nona Jane Blevins Phipps. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Bridgeford, three brothers: Bassal Phipps, Ben Phipps and Wallace Phipps; and four sisters: Ethel Farris, Hazel Cartwright, Emma Lou Isaacs, and Pernecy Persinger.

  Mrs. Hubbard was owner and operator of Tina's Drapery Service, Watauga, for a number of years. She was a member of First Assembly of God, Elizabethton.

  Survivors include her husband, Charles G. Hubbard; one step-son, Bobby Glen Hubbard, Chuckey; two sisters: Charlotte Sellers, Elizabethton; and Jessie Starnes, Johnson City; two brothers: Brown Phipps and Jim Phipps, both of Watauga; and several nieces and nephews.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  HUBBARD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hassie "Tina" Hubbard, 87, 210 Ninth Street, Watauga, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the First Assembly of God, with the Revs. Ron Forrester and Ricky Jones officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. The Rev. Ricky Jones will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, will be Bill Crouse, Richard Blevins, Chris Ford, Johnny Range, Melvin Ferrell, Vincent Phipps, Charles Kuess, and Carroll Lee Phipps. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the church at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie Oliver

  Mattie Oliver, 95, formerly of 2825 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center following an extended illness.

  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late James and Melissa Glover Campbell. She was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

  She was a member of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

  Survivors include one son, Darrell Oliver, of the home; one grandson, Keith Oliver, Charleston, S.C.; three great-grandchildren: Amber Oliver and Amanda Jo Oliver, and Ryan, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; a very special friend and niece, Myra Winters, Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  OLIVER -- Graveside services for Mattie Oliver, 95, formerly of 2825 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Clifford Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. Friends may call at Tetrick Funeral Home, after 2 p.m. Wednesday or at the residence of a niece, Myra Winters, 2821 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Alzheimer's Association-Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604, or Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

August 8, 2000

Lawrence C. Banner

  Lawrence C. Banner, 86, formerly of 131 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a brief illness.

  A native of Avery County, N.C., he had lived in Elizabethton most of his adult life. He was the son of the late James A. and Lucy Church Banner. He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

  Mr. Banner was a retired timber man and was of the Presbyterian faith.

  Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Bertie McKinney Banner of the home; a daughter, JoAnn Edens, Asheville, N.C.; two sons: Thomas Banner, New Castle, Ind.; James Banner, Anderson, Ind.; one brother, Jim Banner, Newland, N.C.; four grandchildren: Keith Banner, Ohio; Ben Edens, Elizabethton; Natalie Conner, Indiana; and Robin Banner, Indiana; two great-grandchildren: April and Jesse Edens, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  BANNER -- Funeral services for Lawrence C. Banner, 86, formerly of 131 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn., who died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, from Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Howard Messer officiating. Mr. Ralph Baird will be the soloist. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in the Riverside Chapel, Tetrick Funeral Home, or at the residence, 131 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to The American Cancer Society, C/O Helen Wilson, 209 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

John W. Bowling

  John W. Bowling, 90, 267 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, Tennessee, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at the residence following a brief illness.

  He was a native of Baltimore, Md., and had lived the past 5 1/2 years in Carter County. He was the son of the late John Alexander and Jenny E. Boone Bowling.

  Mr. Bowling was a retired mailer with the Baltimore Evening Sun Newspaper and was of the Presbyterian faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and also received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Maryland.

  Survivors include his wife, Marie Louisa Johnson Bowling of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Terry Smith, Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Lisa Bowling, Elizabethton; one grandson, Jeremy Smith, Baltimore, Md.; three great-grandchildren; a special niece, Mary Rose, Baltimore, Md.; a special friend, Arthur Blanchard, Pasadena, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  BOWLING -- Funeral services for John W. Bowling, 90, 267 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, will be conducted from the Tetrick Funeral Home, Autumn Chapel, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, with the Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Wilson Cemetery, Elizabethton, with military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom, V.F.W. Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be Terry Smith, Justin Bowling, Cody Bowling, Tony Arnold, Bill Anderson and Lloyd Smith. Special thanks to the following caregivers, Judy Rowland, Linda Estep, Gina Arnold, Charlotte Wamsley, Pam Norris, all the nurses from Housecall and a special thanks to Dr. David Regan. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Autumn Chapel or at the residence, 267 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., any time. Family, friends, minister, and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Lucille R. Farley

  Lucille Rider Farley, 87, Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of War, W.Va., died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in S.C.

  Born Dec. 9, 1912, in War., Mrs. Farley was the daughter of the late Vincent A. and Margaret Yost Payne.

  She retired as a financial officer with Woodward and Lothrop Dept. Store in Washington, D.C.

  Survivors include two sons: James Earl Rider, Jeffersonville, Ind.; and David Howard Rider, Elizabethton, Tenn.; four stepchildren: Cheryld Vickers, Chipley, Fla.; Louvenia Nickll, Montelaire, Va.; James Farley, Brevard, N.C.; and Linda L. Barker, Charleston, W.Va.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.

  FARLEY -- Funeral services for Lucille Rider Farley, Myrtle Beach, S.C., who died Sunday, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Memorials may be made to Forestbrook Baptist Church Building Fund, 2051 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.


Lee Roy Grindstaff

  Lee Roy Grindstaff, 71, 116 Phipps Road, Surgoinsville, Tenn., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Nursing Home, Mountain Home, Tenn., following a brief illness.

  He was a native of Johnson City, Tenn., and the son of the late Jess and Maude Matheson Grindstaff.

  Mr. Grindstaff was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corp. He was of the Baptist faith.

  Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lena Trivett Grindstaff of the home, one son and daughter-in-law, Larry W. and Peggy White, Unicoi, Tenn.; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Helen Deloach, Cambridge Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn.; Lilly Jones, Elizabethton; Mildred Earlene and Lynn Green, Jonesborough; three brothers and two sisters-in-law: Bobby Grindstaff, Andrew (Andy) and Geraldine Grindstaff, Fred and Brenda Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton; three granddaughters: Denisa Cooper, Anna "Libby" Lewis, both of Johnson City; and Mitzi Bowen, Erwin; two grandsons: Wes White, Kingsport; and Jeff White, Asheville, N.C.; three great-grandchildren: Heather Cooper, Johnson City; Brian Bowen, Erwin; and Java Collins, Johnson City; and several nieces.

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

  GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Lee Roy Grindstaff, 71, 116 Phipps Road, Surgoinsville, Tenn., who died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Riverside Chapel or at the home of a son, Larry White, 609 Sciota Road, Unicoi, Tenn., any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Hobert Hardin

  Hobert Hardin, 88, 409 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Arrangements are incomplete.

  Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


August 7, 2000

Earl Carver

  Earl Carver, 85, formerly of 234 West Doe Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Nat and Nola Cochran Carver. Mr. Carver was preceded in death by his wife, Nan Woodby, a son, Cecil Carver, and a brother, Burl Carver.

  He was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church and retired from North American Rayon Corporation.

  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Joyce and Ronnie Odom, Elizabethton; and June and Richard Pearce, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law: Les and Pat Carver, Johnson City; and Leonard and Ginger Carver, Bluff City; two sisters: Edith Byrd and Elsie Hyder, both of Elizabethton; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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

  CARVER -- Funeral services for Earl Carver, 85, formerly of 234 West Doe Avenue, who died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, from Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel with Mr. Hugh Hatfield and Mr. Ernie Depew, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gloria Holly, with the Sims Hill Christian Church Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons and granddaughters. Honorary pallbearer will be a special friend, Jack Honeycutt. Everyone will meet at the funeral home Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in the Riverside Chapel, Tetrick Funeral Home, or at the residence, 234 West Doe Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


R. Dale Jarrett

  The Rev. R. Dale Jarrett, 48, 171 Glass Road, Gray, Tenn., died Saturday Aug. 5, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

  He was a Carter County native and a son of Frank M. and Ina Howser Jarrett of Johnson City.

  Rev. Jarrett was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from East Tennessee State University. He was a former coach and teacher in the Washington County School System at Boones Creek Middle School and Daniel Boone High School.

  At the time of his death, he was serving as pastor of Fairview United Methodist Church in Jonesborough. He was a member of the United Emmaus Community and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sharon Abernathy Jarrett, of the home; one daughter, Jessica Leigh Jarrett, of the home; one son, Jacob Rhea Jarrett, of the home; one sister, Sheila Lundy, Johnson City; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

  Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 423-753-0514, Jonesborough, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

  JARRETT -- Funeral services for the Rev. R. Dale Jarrett, 48, 171 Glass Road, Gray, Tenn., who died Saturday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Daniel Boone High School gymnasium with the Revs. Hagan McClellan and John Hitechew officiating. The body will lie in state for friends to call from 1-7 p.m. Monday at the gymnasium with the family present to receive friends from 1-3 p.m. The family will also receive friends shortly following the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ken Greene, David Ford, Mike Bawgus, Larry Shropshire, Randall Nunley, Rufus Hurt, Rick Roller, and Doug Taylor. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation or to Fairview United Methodist Church, both C/O Ms. Linda Perkins, 533 Horseshoe Bend Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 423-753-0514, Jonesborough, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.


August 6, 2000

Matthew Isaac Adams

  Matthew Isaac Adams, 34, 225 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  Mr. Adams was a native of Carter County and the son of Zora McNeal Adams, Elizabethton, and the late Clarence Adams.

  Mr. Adams was of the Pentecostal Faith.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a twin brother, Mark Adams, Elizabethton; a brother, G.W. McNeal, Elizabethton; three sisters, Caroline Arnold, Darlene Babb and Jan Brandt, all of Elizabethton; two god-daughters, Emily and Michelle Brandt, both of Elizabethton; and two special nephews, Cody Bowers and Wesley McNeal, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  ADAMS -- Funeral services for Matthew Isaac Adams, 34, 225 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, August 3, 2000, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. John Vance officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 6, at Whitehead Cemetery in Butler. Active pallbearers will be Tim McClellan, Randal Babb, Steve McNeal, Charlie McNeal, Noble McNeal, Roman Hummer and Dean Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Sharon B. Street

  Sharon Byrd Street, 46, 404 Roger Lane, Johnson City, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Mrs. Street was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a daughter of Rev. D.C. Byrd and Mary Phipps Byrd. She was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Byrd Moore.

  Mrs. Street was a member of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Elizabethton where she also served as church organist. She co-owned and operated The Garden Basket along with her husband, Richard.

  Mrs. Street was a group leader for Weight Watchers, International. She was a 1971 graduate of Unaka High School and was an active member of the Gideons International Auxiliary.

  Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Richard "Ricky" Street; two daughters and a son-in-law, Kristi and Shannon Carrier, Elizabethton, and Kara Peters, Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, Darrell and Cinda Byrd, Johnson City; and a grandson, Tyler Carrier, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  STREET -- Funeral services for Sharon Byrd Street, 46, 404 Roger Lane, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 5, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Danny Simerly and Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Special music was under the direction of Dennis Laws. Other singers include the Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church Choir, the Union Hill Trio, Ron Barnett, Joy Abel and Teresa McKinney. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 6, at Monte Vista Burial Park with Rev. Tom Maines officiating. Those attending this service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Heaton, Gary Grindstaff, Ron Barnett, Richard Moody, Roger Street and Mike Hodge. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church, the men of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, the men of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, Dr. Eugene Galloway and the Elizabethton Camp of Gideons International. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 3695 CRS, Johnson City, TN 37602. The family received friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

 

August 4, 2000

Etta B. Lewis

  Mrs. Etta B. Lewis, 92, 131 Lynnwood Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home after an extended illness.

  A native of Avery County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Jonah and Della Sluder McCoury. She had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. E.L. Lewis; a son, William B. Lewis; one sister, Fanny Thomas; one brother, Will McCoury; and one granddaughter, Yevette Grindstaff.

  Mrs. Lewis was a member of Soul Life Center.

  Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law: Inez Grindstaff and Shirley Hardin, both of Elizabethton; and Ileene and John Atkins, Asheville, N.C.; two sisters: Bertha Calhoun, Newland, N.C.; and Viola Calhoun, Hudson, Fla.; two brothers: Elbert McCoury, Cranberry, N.C.; and Gurney McCoury, Roan Mountain; three granddaughters: Youlanda, Lois and Nicolette and a special granddaughter, Debra Elliott; five grandsons: Steve Lewis, Quirinus Grindstaff, George Grindstaff, III, Eddie Atkins and Tony Atkins; 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; and special friends, Ed Overbey and Joan Holly.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  LEWIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Lewis, 92, 131 Lynnwood Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Finley McCoury and Edward Davis officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday will be Jason Elliott, Steve Lewis, Todd Elliott, Bill Harris, Larry Holly, Tony Atkins, George Grindstaff, IV, and Chad Salyer. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sharon Byrd Street

  Sharon Byrd Street, 46, 404 Roger Lane, Johnson City, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at the Johnson City Medical Center.

  She was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a daughter of the Rev. D.C. Byrd and Mary Phipps Byrd. She was preceded in death by one sister, Bernice Byrd Moore

  Mrs. Street was a member of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton, where she served as church organist. She co-owned and operated The Garden Basket, along with her husband, Richard.

  Mrs. Street was a group leader for Weight Watchers, International. She was a 1971 graduate of Unaka High School. She was an active member of the Gideons International Auxiliary.

  Survivors, in addition to her parents include her husband, Richard "Ricky" Street; two daughters: Kristi Carrier and husband, Shannon, Elizabethton, and Kara Peters, Johnson City; one brother, Darrell and wife Cinda Byrd, Johnson City; one grandson, Tyler Carrier, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.

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

  STREET -- Funeral services for Sharon Byrd Street, 46, 404 Roger Lane, Johnson City, who died unexpectedly Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Revs. Danny Simerly and Randy Johnson will officiate. Special music will be under the direction of Dennis Laws. Other singers include the Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church Choir, the Union Hill Trio, Ron Barnett, Joy Abel, and Teresa McKinney. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Monte Vista Burial Park with the Rev. Tom Maines officiating. Those attending this service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Heaton, Gary Grindstaff, Ron Barnett, Richard Moody, Roger Street, and Mike Hodge. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church, the men of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, the men of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, Dr. Eugene Galloway and the Elizabethton Camp of Gideons International. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 3695-CRS, Johnson City, TN 37602. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara J. Townsend

  Barbara Jane Roop Townsend, 43, 322 White Hollow Road, Bluff City, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

  Mrs. Townsend was a native of West Chester, Pa., and a daughter of Ruby Sigman Nance, Bluff City, and the late Willie L. Townsend. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Gene Townsend.

  Mrs. Townsend was of the Baptist Faith.

  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Tonya Malone, Piney Flats, and Telenya Tibbs, Johnson City, and three sisters, Della Weaver, Debbie Johnson, and Mary White, all of Bluff City. Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  TOWNSEND -- Funeral services for Barbara Jane Roop Townsend, 43, 322 White Hollow Road, Bluff City, who died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 4, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Rev. David Montgomery officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 5, in the Sunrise Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.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 sister, Debbie Johnson, 722 Old Elizabethton Highway, Bluff City. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick-BluffCityChapel

 

August 3, 2000

Nell R. Bowers

  Mrs. Nell Bernice Robinson Bowers, 81, 162 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

  Mrs. Bowers was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Seth and Ethel Allen Robinson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Bowers, a brother, W.C. Robinson, and a sister, Grace Galloway.

  Mrs. Bowers had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was retired from the cafeteria of the Unaka Elementary School and was a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Bowers, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Bowers, Elizabethton; a sister, Charlotte Smith, Elizabethton; a brother, Bryce Robinson, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Trampas Bowers and Angie Maupin and her husband, Steven; a great-grandson, Gabriel Maupin; several nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Juanita, Ceola and Hildred Bowers; and two brothers-in-law, Luther and Grover Bowers.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  BOWERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nell Bernice Robinson Bowers, 81, 162 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 3, at Stoney Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Estep and Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 4, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Friday, will be Johnny Holder, Ronnie Taylor, Javy Taylor, Hugh Buckles, Richard Lewis, Dallas Williams, A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher, Raymond Lowe, Bob Hyder, David Rock and Steven Maupin. Honorary pallbearers will be her Church Family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stoney Creek Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Bowers, 1877 Highway 91, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Jeffery L. Elliott

  Jeffery Lynn Elliott, 53, 1116 Park Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

  Mr. Elliott was a native of Carter County and a son of F.D. and Beatrice McQueen Elliott, 305 Magnolia Street, Elizabethton.

  Mr. Elliott was a former employee of Great Lakes Research Corporation and the V.A. Medical Center. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church.

  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Elliott and Mr. and Mrs. Lee McQueen.

  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and David Turbyfill, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Michelle Elliott, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Logan Turbyfill, Sydney Elliott and Maci Elliott; and a very special friend, Wanda Carpenter. Several aunts and uncles also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  ELLIOTT -- Funeral services for Jeffery Lynn Elliott, 53, 1116 Park Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ray Colbaugh and Rev. Phil Poston officiating. The New Liberty Quartet will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 4, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday, will be Kyle McQueen, Albert "Pete" Taylor, Terry McQueen, David McQueen, Jimmy McQueen and John Colbaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Lady, Jack Lady, Gary Gentry, Wayne Shoun, Bobby McGee, Jimmy Bolen, Eddie Townsend, Glen McQueen, Ray Lyons, his uncles, aunts and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his parents, F.D. and Beatrice Elliott, 305 Magnolia Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Jack L. Martin

  Jack Lee Martin, 66, 608 Locust Street, Lot 28, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

  Mr. Martin was a native of West Virginia and a son of Mary Peters of Elizabethton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, former Sheriff Paul Peters Jr.

  Mr. Martin was an employee of Peters Concrete Construction Company.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Wilma Evans Martin, of the home; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Dell and George Kaucher, Spartanburg, S.C., Karen and William Miller, Jackie Hall and Jeanie and David Holsclaw, all of Elizabethton, and Sandy and Todd Troutman, Gainesville, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Jennifer Martin, Elizabethton; and two brothers, Jimmy Peters and Larry Peters, both of Elizabethton. Eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

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

  MARTIN -- Funeral services for Jack Lee Martin, 66, 608 Locust Street, Lot 28, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 3, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Rev. Randy Johnson, Rev. Howard Messer and Rev. Paul Broyles officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Jennifer Martin and Mike Presnell. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 4, in the Wilson Cemetery with Scott McCloud, bagpiper. Active pallbearers will be George Kaucher, William Miller, David Holsclaw, Todd Troutman, Randy Peters, Johnny Peters, Mike Deaton and Mike Ward. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Peters Jr., Lanny Peters, Shannon Peters and Jamie Peters. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 am. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence, 608 Locust Street, Lot 28, Elizabethton, at any time. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

August 2, 2000


Roy A. Carden

  Roy A. Carden, 81, 539 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

  Mr. Carden was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Chris and Cora Buckles Carden. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Carden, Delmer Carden and Condan Carden, and a sister, Jane Carden.

  Mr. Carden retired from the Mapes Piano String Company and was of the Free Will Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

  Survivors include his wife, Blannie Livingston Carden, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, and a sister, Mary Evelyn Arnold, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  CARDEN -- Funeral services for Roy A. Carden, 81, 539 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Sonny Thomas and Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Music will be under the direction of Marie Parlier. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 4, at Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Stanley Carden, Locket Carden, Arthur Carden, Jimmy Hayes, Gaither Humphreys, Wayne Nidiffer and Allen Parlier. Honorary pallbearers will be Elmer Carden, Dr. David Tabor, Rev. Dan Smith, Lamar Garrison, Nursing Staff Skilled 3300 and the 5300 Nursing Staff at Johnson City Medical Center. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 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, 539 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Loretta D. Hardin

  Mrs. Loretta D. (Granny) Hardin, age 87, 610 Race Street, Elizabethton, formerly of the Beck Mountain Community, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

  A native and lifelong resident of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Ida Glover Dugger.

  Mrs. Hardin was a homemaker and loved gardening. She was one of the oldest members of the Beck Mountain Baptist Church and the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class.

  Mrs. Hardin was preceded in death by her husband, J. Smith Hardin; a son, Raymond L. Hardin; a sister, Ruth D. Clark; and a son-in-law, Blaine Henegar Sr.

  Survivors include three sons and four daughters-in-law, Earl Sr. and Mary Hardin and Archie and Martha Hardin, all of Elizabethton, Ted and Sharon Hardin of Hampton, and Mrs. Rose Hardin of Elizabethton; six daughters and four sons-in-law, Mrs. Stella Henegar and Sally and Sammy Matherly of Elizabethton, Rozella Hardin of the home, Jane and Wayne Browder of Gray, Rebecca and Gary Shipley of Sanford, Fla., and Elaine and Wayne Larkins of Panama City Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Hill of Taylorsville, N.C., and Mrs. Sudie Kate Guinn of Hampton; one aunt, Mrs. Nell Dugger of Elizabethton; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  HARDIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Loretta D. (Granny) Hardin, age 87, 610 Race Street, Elizabethton, formerly of the Beck Mountain Community, who died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ronnie Campbell, Mr. Hugh Hatfield, minister, and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Ronnie Campbell, Gerald and Gloria Holly, and Mitzi Hobbs, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be cousins, friends and former neighbors at Beck Mountain, friends and neighbors on Race Street, friends at Sims Hill Christian Church, Dr. Robert Walter, Dr. Nicholas Burik, the Staff of Housecall Hospice, Jack Combs, Glen Hardin, Floyd Lyons, Winifred Hayes and Jean Shelton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 610 Race Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


August 1, 2000

Nancy P. Blackwell

  Nancy Pauline Blackwell, 78, 612 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Blackwell was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Dave and Mary Ashley Ledford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Coburn Jack Blackwell, August 30, 1985, and a sister, Nellie Elliott.

  Mrs. Blackwell was a member of High Point Missionary Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jericho Shriners. She was a former employee of Elizabethton Glass Company.

  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Billie and Ralph Troutman, Elizabethton; three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Wilma Blackwell, Elizabethton, Coburn Jack and Patsy Blackwell and Robert and Brenda Blackwell, all of Roan Mountain; five grandchildren, Danny Troutman, Elizabethton, Chris Troutman, Arlington, Va., Brent Blackwell, Elizabethton, Christie Johnson, Roan Mountain, Keith Blackwell, Roan Mountain, and Timothy Blackwell, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Ethel Phillips, Chattanooga, and Anna Belle Pickens of Florida; four great-grandchildren; two very special friends, Fred Potter and Harold Hicks, both of Elizabethton; and two special nephews, Carl Briggs, Plant City, Fla., and Bob Briggs, Freeport, Fla. Several other nephews and nieces also survive.

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

  BLACKWELL -- Graveside services for Nancy Pauline Blackwell, 78, 612 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, July 31, 2000, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Active pallbearers will be Fred Potter, Harold Hicks, Bill Miller, Charles McKinney, Neil Johnson and Ed Birchfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Brent Blackwell, Keith Blackwell, Danny Troutman, Scott Potter, Andy Potter, Rhudy Oaks, R.A. Burleson, Bob Burleson, Jug Church, Gene Mosley, Bill Campbell, Robert Williams, Ray Greer, Butch Johnson, Ance Johnson, J.L. Blackwell, C.J. Blackwell, Elmer Blackwell, Elzy Caraway, Ralph Potter, Fred Smith and Richard Hopson. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence, 612 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Loretta D. Hardin

  Mrs. Loretta D. (Granny) Hardin, age 87, 610 Race Street, Elizabethton, formerly of the Beck Mountain Community, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

  A native and lifelong resident of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Ida Glover Dugger.

  Mrs. Hardin was a homemaker and loved gardening. She was one of the oldest members of the Beck Mountain Baptist Church and the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class.

  Mrs. Hardin was preceded in death by her husband, J. Smith Hardin; a son, Raymond L. Hardin; a sister, Ruth D. Clark; and a son-in-law, Blaine Henegar Sr.

  Survivors include three sons and four daughters-in-law, Earl Sr. and Mary Hardin and Archie and Martha Hardin, all of Elizabethton, Ted and Sharon Hardin of Hampton and Mrs. Rose Hardin of Elizabethton; six daughters and four sons-in-laws, Mrs. Stella Henegar and Sally and Sammy Matherly of Elizabethton, Rozella Hardin of the home, Jane and Wayne Browder of Gray, Rebecca and Gary Shipley of Sanford, Fla., and Elaine and Wayne Larkins of Panama City Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Hill of Taylorsville, N.C., and Mrs. Sudie Kate Guinn of Hampton; one aunt, Mrs. Nell Dugger of Elizabethton; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  HARDIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Loretta D. (Granny) Hardin, age 87, 610 Race Street, Elizabethton, formerly of the Beck Mountain Community, who died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Ronnie Campbell, Mr. Hugh Hatfield, minister, and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Ronnie Campbell, Gerald and Gloria Holly, and Mitzi Hobbs, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be cousins, friends and former neighbors at Beck Mountain, friends and neighbors on Race Street, friends at Sims Hill Christian Church, Dr. Robert Walter, Dr. Nicholas Burik, the Staff of Housecall Hospice, Jack Combs, Glen Hardin, Floyd Lyons, Winifred Hayes and Jean Shelton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 610 Race Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Retha P. Stout

  Retha P. Stout, 86, 691 Cash Hollow Road, Johnson City, formerly of Stoney Creek, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Hermitage Health Center following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Stout was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John and Bessie Hurley Pritchard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Stout, two sons, Kenneth and Donley Stout, and a daughter, Ruby Jones.

  Mrs. Stout was a retired employee of Bemberg Industries.

  Survivors include two sisters, Myrtle Nickles, Johnson City, and Hazel Shelton, Bristol, and two brothers, Homer Pritchard and Herman Pritchard, both of Elizabethton. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  STOUT -- Funeral services for Retha P. Stout, 86, 691 Cash Hollow Road, Johnson City, formerly of Stoney Creek, who died Monday, July 31, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Orville Stokes officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 3, at Garland Cemetery in Stoney Creek. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her sister, Myrtle Nickles, 691 Cash Hollow Road, Johnson City, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

July 31, 2000

Nellie Blevins

  Mrs. Nellie Blevins, 89, formerly of 125 Oliver Hollow Road, Hampton, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Blevins was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Morris and Lucinda Winters Hicks and was also preceded in death by her husband, Brownlow Blevins, October 3, 1981, and by several brothers and sisters.

  Mrs. Blevins was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a homemaker.

  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marie Glover, Hampton; two sisters, Ethel Faulk, Marion, N.C., and Martha Leatherwood, Alcoa; three grandchildren, Gary Glover and his wife Sandra Glover, Elizabethton, Remega Hyder and Jamie Glover, both of Hampton; four great-grandchildren and their spouses, Dianne and Brian Arrowood, Sherry and Hal Nave, Shelia and Bobby James, all of Hampton, and Cindy and Todd Tipton, Elizabethton; five great-great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Louise Hathaway, Elizabethton; a step-granddaughter, Angela Hathaway, Elizabethton; and a special friend, Marie Kyte, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  BLEVINS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Blevins, 89, formerly of 125 Oliver Hollow Road, Hampton, who died Saturday, July 29, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church Trio. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, at Hicks Cemetery on Ripshin Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nursing Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home or you may call at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie Glover, 1158 Highway 321, Hampton, any time. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside services.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ruby N. Garland

  Ruby Nadine Grindstaff Garland, 72, 1271 Bluefield Avenue, Lynnwood Apt. A-1, Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Garland was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Earl and Zora Peters Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank B. Garland, October 16, 1986.

  Mrs. Garland was a member of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a son, Travis Keith Garland, of the home, and his fiance, Angela Barnett; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Sam Jones, Elizabethton; other special members of her family: Linda and Michael Honeycutt, Robin Gibson & Children, Gaylon Combs, Brandon Combs, Casey Garland, Christine Garland, Kevin Stover, Anna Morton, Beth Clemons and Burley Clemons.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  GARLAND -- Graveside services and interment for Ruby Nadine Grindstaff Garland, 72, 1271 Bluefield Avenue, Lynnwood Apt. A-1, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, July 29, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, in the Garland Cemetery with Pastor Melvin Ferrell officiating. Vicki Ferrell will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, will be Burley Clemons, Kevin Stover, Sam Jones, Travis Garland, Malcolm Johnson and Terry Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be Rondal Peters, J.M. Peters, Clifford Peters, Norman Peters, Buford Peters, Keith Garland, Casey Garland, Doug Gibson, Pete Bowling, Todd Bowling and Earl Scruggs. Friends may call at the funeral home or at the residence any time. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Norma M. Hale

  Norma Jean McNeil Hale, 36, Roanoke, Va., died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at the residence unexpectedly.

  A Carter County native, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Irene Townsend. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Sharon A. Hudson, and Johnnie Mae Knaack; and one brother, Rondall Hill.

  Survivors include one son, Jessee McNeil; one daughter, Heather McNeil, both of Elizabethton; six sisters and brothers-in-law: Mitch and Wilma Jean Stout, Chuckey, Tenn.; Paul and Judy Mays, Fritts and Barbara Kay Carroll and Debra Hill, all of Elizabethton; Raymond and Frances Stout, Johnson City; Christine Miller, Florida; three brothers and sisters-in-law: David and Linda Hill; Jimmy and Carey Hill, all of Elizabethton; and Freddie Hill, Johnson City; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services are incomplete.

  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, Tenn.

Tom F. Hodge

  Tom Frank Hodge, 85, 401 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Friday, July 28, 2000, in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center following an extended illness.

  A native of Carter County, Mr. Hodge was a son of the late Tom and Rhoda Hopson Hodge. He was preceded in death by a son and five brothers.

  He was a retired nursing assistant at the Veterans Hospital, Fort Howard, Md., where he had worked for 35 years. He had been an ordained minister since 1967. He was a member of the Prayer Tabernacle, where he had taught a Sunday school class for a number of years. He had served in the Army.
Survivors include his wife, Bertie Woodby Hodge, three daughters: Helen Marie Lufsey and Juanita Bailey, both of Hampton, Va.; and Rhoda Mae Hodge, North Carolina; three sons: Tom M. Hodge and Russell Wayne Hodge, both of Hampton, Va.; and Ralph Wayne Whitehead, Hampton, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  HODGE -- Funeral services for Tom Frank Hodge, 85, 401 Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Revs. A.G. Wagner and Gary Whitehead officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the C.L. Woodby Family Cemetery. Barbara Trent will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be the men of Prayer Tabernacle. Honorary pallbearers will be Sheriff John Henson, Vaughn Fritts, Bobby Hill, Kelly Banner, Benny Tolley, Arnold Byrd, Loyd Presnell, Harold Presnell, Bill Jenkins and Randy Sims. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. V.F.W. Post 2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joe E. Hurt

  Joe Edward Hurt, 43, 902 Afton Street, Johnson City, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at his residence.

  Mr. Hurt was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County. He was a son of Clyde Hurt, Jr., Johnson City, and the late Willie Frances Arnold Hurt, and was also preceded in death by two brothers.

  Mr. Hurt was a retired employee of Thorpe and Company. He was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church and attended South Johnson City Church of God.

  Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Debbie Hollifield Hurt; one daughter, Tessa Hurt, of the home; two brothers, Paul Hurt and Eugene Hurt, both of Johnson City; four sisters: Dorothy Woodby, Johnson City; Judy Philips, Unicoi; Linda Hurt, Watauga; and Elizabeth Cross, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  HURT -- Funeral services for Joe Edward Hurt, 43, 902 Afton Street, Johnson City, who died Saturday, July 29, 2000, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Dr. Barry Burns and the Rev. Aaron Morgan will officiate. Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m .Tuesday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:40 a.m. and proceed to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Lyons, Mike Kuziola, Bob Cupp, Kyle Hollifield, Mike Norris, and Tim Wootten. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law, Bill Stanley, Butch Cross, Paul Woodby, and Jimmy Phillips, and special friends, Leanna Morgan, Regina Dye, Eva Tipton, Dee Reed, Kim Honeycutt, Pat Randolph, Herb Edmonson and Pauline Edmonson. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence, 902 Afton Street, Johnson City. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, 69 Wilson Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37604. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, (282-1521), 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Edna A. Julian

  Edna A. Julian, 85, 501 Cloudland Drive, Roan Mountain, Tenn., died Friday, July 28, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  A native of Mitchell County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Dovie Barnett Arrowood. Mrs. Julian was preceded in death by her husband, William Julian, and a brother, Tilman Arrowood.

  Mrs. Julian was a retired school teacher from the Avoca Elementary School and received her B.S. degree from Teacher State College. She was a member of the Magill Memorial Presbyterian Church and was active in numerous civic groups and clubs.

  Survivors include one brother, Mack Arrowood, N.C.; two sisters, Margaret Greene and Mary Parker, Johnson City; an uncle, Bert Barnett, Roan Mountain; four sisters-in-law: Virgie Brinkley, Roan Mountain; Lucy Blackwell and Thelma Myers, both of Elizabethton; and Olean Arrowood, Buladean, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  JULIAN -- Funeral services for Edna A. Julian, 85, 501 Cloudland Avenue, Roan Mountain, Tenn., who died Friday, July 28, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Magill Memorial Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Goforth officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Knight Cemetery, Hampton Creek community. music will be under the direction of the Magill Memorial Presbyterian Church Choir. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Magill Memorial Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Magill Memorial Presbyterian Church. The family of Edna Julian, longtime member of Magill Memorial Presbyterian Church, has established a memorial fund in her name, for the benefit of children attending the Avoca Elementary School. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to students in need of books or classroom supplies that are necessary for their education. Donations can be made directly to the Edna Julian Fund, C/O Avoca Elementary School, 2440 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620. (423)-652-9445. Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, Tenn, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Geneva H. Motz

  Geneva Hinkle Motz, 78, 403 E. Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Mrs. Motz was a native of Carter County and had lived in Johnson City since 1927. She was a daughter of the late Herbert and Bessie Jane Honeycutt Barnett and was also preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Frank Hinkle, two brothers, Zeb Barnett and R.J. Barnett, and two sisters, Edith Holtsclaw and Mary Etta Brewer.

  Mrs. Motz was a homemaker and a Methodist.

  Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Motz; five daughters, Helen Sue Brown. Fishersville, Va., Bessie Lou Bageant and Jacquelyn Annette Hawkins, both of Johnson City, Dolores Ann Jackson, Monrovia, Md., and Mary Edith Cole, Hampton; and two sons, Paul Edward Hinkle, Hampton, and James Hubert Hinkle, Johnson City. Five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  MOTZ -- Funeral services for Geneva Hinkle Motz, 78, 403 E. Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, who died Sunday, July 30, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Bill Ponder officiating. Committal services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Those attending are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and other times at the residence. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Jim Sammons

  Mr. Jim Sammons, 49, 602 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, Tenn., died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

  Mr. Sammons was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and was a son of the late William James and Betty Ruth Toney Sammons. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and his grandparents, Walter and Kitty Sammons and Hazen and Ruth Toney.

  Mr. Sammons was a teacher in the Carter County School System, having taught for 15 years at Unaka High School and the last seven years at Hunter Elementary school. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Vanessa Stone Sammons of the home; one daughter, Jennifer Sammons, Gray, Tenn.; one brother and sister-in-law, Toney and Kathy Sammons, Elizabethton, Tenn. two sisters and a brother-in-law, Debbie and Rudy Garner, Elizabethton, Tenn; and Leah Sieg, Elizabethton, Tenn.; two aunts: Dorothy Fortune, Erwin, Tenn.; and Betty Ann Toney, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; one niece, Kitty Alexander Pickle, Armory, Miss.; and several cousins.

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

  SAMMONS -- Funeral services for Mr. Jim Sammons, 49, 602 Parkway Blvd. Elizabethton, Tenn., will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, in the Sunset Chapel of the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in the Crown Section of the Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6-8 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Bowers, John Ensor, David Blevins, John Fine, Hugh Buckles, Roger Arwood, Karen Elliott, Debbie Heaton, Kathy Curtis, Tracey Shoun and the faculty and staff of Unaka High School and Hunter Elementary School. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad or your favorite charity. Those desiring to attend the graveside service will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.

Nell Shell

  Nell Shell, 87, formerly of 905 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn., died Friday, July 28, 2000, in the Hillview Health Care Center, Elizabethton, Tenn.

  A native of Carter County, Tenn., Miss Shell was the daughter of the late John Lemeul and Polly Birchfield Shell. Miss Shell was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Miss Shell was a former LPN with Appalachian and Memorial hospitals. She was a member of the Unaka Avenue Church of Christ.

  Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Fatha) Crumley and Lydia Shell, both of Elizabethton, and the many friends of Hillview Health Care Center, and several nieces and nephews.

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

  SHELL -- Graveside services for Nell Shell, 87, formerly of 905 East Watauga, Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn., who died Friday, will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 30, 2000, in the Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City, Tenn., with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. The family received friends from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make a donation to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644 or to the charity of your choice. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick  


Merley J. Taylor

  Merley J. Taylor, 85, formerly of Rt. 9, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

  Mr. Taylor was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the son of the late Henry and Sarah Fine Campbell Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Phoebe Campbell Taylor, August 27, 1999.

  Mr. Taylor was a retired employee of East Tennessee Undergarment Company and a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lillian Morris, Elizabethton; three nieces, Mrs. Gale Aurelio, Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Faye Barnes, Greeneville, and Mrs. Dremma Garland, Elizabethton; and a nephew, Roger Taylor, Elizabethton.

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

  TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Merley J. Taylor, 85, formerly of Rt. 9, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, July 30, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Richard Estep and Mr. David Wolfe, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ray Don Markland. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, at Taylor Cemetery in Rome Hollow. Honorary pallbearers will be the Doctors and Nursing Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family, friends and ministers will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Joseph R. Treadway

  Joseph R. "Joe" Treadway, 69, 1712 Sylvan Hill Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Friday, July 28, 2000, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

  A native of Carter County, he was the son of A.L. "John" Treadway, Elizabethton, and the late Lillian Meredith Treadway.
Mr. Treadway was a varsity basketball letterman at the University of Tennessee. Upon graduation, he returned to Carter County to begin a very satisfying career as Vocational Agriculture teacher at Hampton High School for 21 years. He continued his education, receiving a master's degree from U.T. in 1970. He was superintendent of Carter County Schools from 1974 until 1979, when he joined the State Department of Education as Adult Basic Education Supervisor for East Tennessee. He was a member of the House of Representatives in the Tennessee Legislature for one session in 1985 and returned to the State Department of Education, where he worked until retiring in 1992. He was an active member and former board member of First Christian Church, Elizabethton.

  Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Patricia Taylor Treadway, of the home; two daughters and one son-in-law: Patti Anne Treadway and Meredith and Tracy Trott, all of Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Laura Meredith Trott, Elizabethton; one grandson, Joseph "Joey" Trott, Elizabethton; and one sister, Peggy Jane Treadway, Elizabethton.

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

  TREADWAY -- Funeral Services for Joseph R. "Joe" Treadway, 69, 1712 Sylvan Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, at First Christian Church, Elizabethton, with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene and Carolyn Estep. Graveside and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in the Patton-Simmons Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tony Meredith, Martin Meredith, Leo Meredith, Carmon Dugger, Jeff Treadway, Terry Treadway, Michael Riley, Joshua Riley, Jubal Riley and Mike West. Honorary pallbearers will be men of First Christian Church and his many friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, at First Christian Church, Elizabethton, or at the home at any time. Friends may also call at the residence of his father, John Treadway, 1118 Powder Branch Road, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Building Improvement Fund, First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the American Cancer Society, C/O Helen Wilson, 209 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick