August 31, 2000

Robert H. Haynes

  Robert Henry Haynes, 75, of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, died there Wednesday, August 30, 2000.

  Mr. Haynes was a native of Washington County and a son of the late A.D. and Mary Teresa Haynes.

  Mr. Haynes had been at the Nursing Center since September 1998.

  Survivors include a sister, Rose Mary Haynes, Johnson City, and his extended family at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  HAYNES -- Funeral services for Robert Henry Haynes, 75, of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 31, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lanny Berry officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September 1, in the National Cemetery at Mountain Home. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Mary R. Hopson

  Mary Ronia Stevens Hopson, 76, 102 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Hopson was a native of Carter County and retired as a cook from Hunter Elementary School after 29 years of service. She was also a former employee of Hunter First United Methodist Church and Circle Beauty Shop. She was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.

  Mrs. Hopson was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Dora Stevens, her husband, William "Bill" Hopson, and by two sisters and two brothers.

  Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Brenda and Ricky McClure, with whom she made her home, and Sue Tipton, Roan Mountain; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Grady Barefield, Greeneville, Taylor and Suzie Dulaney, Knoxville, and Carry Barefield, Sunrise, Fla.; two brothers, Bill Stevens and Clyde Stevens, both of Johnson City; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Grubbs, Bluff City; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four stepchildren; and special friends, Rebecca Buckles, Joyce Williams, Louise Puckett, Ladies of the Dorcus Sunday School Class and Fellow Cooks of Hunter Elementary School.

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

  HOPSON -- Funeral services for Mary Ronia Stevens Hopson, 76, 102 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, who went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 31, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Eric Eggers and the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bobby Miller, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September 1, in the Caldwell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Elizabethton with the Rev. Burl Garland and Dr. Dennis Deese officiating. Active pallbearers will be Roger Lewis, Jim Ferguson, Lawrence Hodge, Cecil Eggers, Terry Ward and Todd Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Dr. Vance Shaw, Dr. Robert Walter, Richard Taylor, Michael Blair, Jackie Ray, Jason Rhea, Mike Street, Michael Street, Eddie Kinser, the Rev. Jamie Ferguson, the Rev. Darrell Holly and members of Hunter First Baptist Church. Flowerbearers will be the ladies of Hunter First Baptist Church and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 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 of Brenda McClure, 102 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Iva L. Potter

  Mrs. Iva L. Potter, 64, 785 Poga Road, Butler, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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


Edna H. Williams

  Edna H. Williams, 84, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 1058 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Williams was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late George J. and Ida M. King Holly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hunter H. Williams, and a grandson, Bradley Deal.

  Mrs. Williams was a member of First United Methodist Church.

  Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Sue and James Carroll and Annette Berry, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Dorothy Large, Elizabethton; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and George Ann Holly, Anderson, S.C., and G.J. and Dorothy Holly, Osprey, Fla. Three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  WILLIAMS -- Committal and entombment services for Edna H. Williams, 84, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 1058 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 1, in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Oscar Henson Jr. and the Rev. Danny Simerly officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton and the staff and nurses of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence of her daughters, Sue Carroll or Annette Berry, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

August 30, 2000

Mary R. Hopson

  Mrs. Mary R. Hopson, 76, 102 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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


Sexton Hyder

  Sexton Hyder, 77, 1374 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at his residence.

  Mr. Hyder was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ora T. and Phoebe Dugger Hyder. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Long Hyder, a brother, Mack C. Hyder, and two sisters, Edith Hyder Young and Ota Hyder Collins.

  Mr. Hyder was a graduate of Milligan College. He was a former supervisor at Tri-State Container Corporation, a former teacher at Happy Valley High School and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Johnson City, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Sexton and Nina Hyder, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Janey and Earl Harmon, Elizabethton; a brother, Howard Hyder, Elizabethton; a grandson, Cody Hyder, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Stephanie Isaacs and Shelley Hyder, both of Elizabethton; and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Isaacs, Elizabethton.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  HYDER -- Funeral services for Sexton Hyder, 77, 1374 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, August 28, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Father Richard Archer officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 31, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Mickey Hyder, Charles Riley, Ora Hyder, David Hyder, Lee Hubbard, Sam Lyons and Eddie Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Hasford Estep, Horace Whitson, Albert Livingston, Mike Livingston, Shelby Williams, Greg Livingston, Alfred Livingston, Mike Townsend and Gary Townsend. An Honor Guard will be provided by the Knights of Columbus. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Nina Hyder, 127 Morey Hyder Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Alta Treadway

  Alta "Nana" Treadway, 67, 1411 St. Louis Street, Johnson City, formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Treadway was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John and Ina Nidiffer Treadway.

  Mrs. Treadway was a member of Clark Street Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lorrie and Gordon Hoyle, Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Mae Lacey, Johnson City; four sisters, Louise Arnold and Virginia Shipley, both of Johnson City, Faye Norris and Helen Thomas, both of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, April Grindstaff and Michael Trivette, both of Johnson City; and four step-grandchildren, Aaron Cline, Demia Smith and Shannon Hoyle, all of Johnson City, and Tammy Hoyle of Oklahoma. Two great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  TREADWAY -- Funeral services for Alta "Nana" Treadway, 67, 1411 St. Louis Street, Johnson City, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Monday, August 28, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Danny Willis officiating. Interment will follow at Treadway Cemetery in Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Rick Norris, Gordon Hoyle, Gene Norris, Ronnie Norris, Danny Norris and Ed Thomas. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday 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

   

August 29, 2000

William C. Carden

  William C. "Bill" Carden, 77, 407 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

  Mr. Carden was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the son of the late Dan S. and Naomi Moody Carden. He was also preceded in death by five brothers.

  Mr. Carden was a retired Supervisor with North American Rayon Corporation. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238.

  Survivors include his wife, Lela Baker Carden, of the home, and a sister, Jo Ann Carden Pearce, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

 

  CARDEN -- Graveside services for William C. "Bill" Carden, 77, 407 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, August 28, 2000, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 Robert H. Carr

  Robert Hays Carr, 74, 108 3rd Street, Watauga, died Saturday, August 26, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Mr. Carr was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late William and Lillie Humphreys Carr. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James A. Carr and Edward T. Carr.

  Mr. Carr was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a salesman for Bob's Home Heating and was a member of Watauga Christian Church. He was also a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 and a former volunteer for the EMS in Watauga.

  Mr. Carr had been Mayor of Watauga for many years.

  Survivors include his wife, Vivian Rumbley Carr; a daughter and son-in-law Connie Carr Miller and Gordon Miller, Piney Flats; two sisters, Gearleen Friesland, Watauga, and Claralee Bare, Piney Flats; two grandchildren, Karen Kent Williams, Elizabethton, and Tonya Kent Clark, Bristol, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Allison Williams, Elizabethton, Isiah Clark and Kalen Clark, both of Bristol, Va.; and a special friend, Mary Phipps, Watauga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  CARR -- Funeral services for Robert Hays Carr, 74, 108 3rd Street, Watauga, who died Saturday, August 26, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Mr. Tony Duncan officiating. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Those attending this service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:40 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Rick Shipley, Tom Slagle, James "Buster" Hodge, Leon Holly, David Kent, Dale McCracken, Michael Williams and Bob Lady. Honorary pallbearers will be John Carr, J.C. Byas, Dr. Phil Walters, Dr. William Wiley, John L. Bowers, Terry Miller, Brown Phipps, Ken Potter, Roy Scott, Herman Bare, Tommy Joe Andrews, Fred Farr and Richard Nave. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Alta Treadway

  Mrs. Alta Treadway, 67, 1411 St. Louis Street, Johnson City, formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Augie W. Waycaster

  AKRON, Ohio -- Augie W. Cooke Waycaster, 83, of Akron, died Sunday, August 27, 2000.

  Mrs. Waycaster was born May 14, 1917, in Watauga County, N.C. She was a longtime member of Falls Baptist Temple.

  Mrs. Waycaster was preceded in death by her parents, Dillard and Vertie Ward Cooke; a brwother, Earl Cooke; a sister, Lena Greer; a son, Paul J. Waycaster; and a son-in-law, William S. Carrier.

  Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Mildred Carrier, Hickory, N.C., and Mary Sue and Jerry Cundiff; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Barbara Waycaster and Jerry and Cindy Waycaster, and two daughters-in-law, Connie Lenora Waycaster and Connie Waycaster, all of Akron; a brother, J.D. Cooke, of Florida; and two sisters, Willa Blackwell, Akron, and Wilma Walton, Lakemore. Eighteen grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Road, Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday one hour prior to the service time. Interment will be at Northlawn Memorial Gardens.

  Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Road, Akron, Ohio, (330) 784-3334, is in charge of arrangements.

  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton.

August 28, 2000

Horace L. Babb Sr.

   Horace L. Babb Sr., 59, 125 Babb Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 27, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Babb was a native of Carter County and the son of Ella Pearl Chambers Babb, Elizabethton, and the late Marshall Landon Babb. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Babb and Marshall Babb Jr.

   Mr. Babb was a member of Miller's Grove Free Will Baptist Church. He was an employee of Crawford Dry Wall and a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation for 32 years.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Helen Mae Milan Babb, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Denessa and Steve Birchfield, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Freddy Babb, of the home, and Horace Jr. and Kim Babb, Elizabethton; eight sisters, Mrs. Della Hensley, Mrs. Joann Cannon, Mrs. Wanda Cline, Mrs. Kay Ford and Connie Livingston, all of Elizabethton, Faye Ford, Disputanta, Va., Mrs. Naomi Barnette, Johnson City, and Mrs. Marsha Kagle, Gloster, Va.; two brothers, Don Babb and Ron Babb, both of Elizabethton; and four grandchildren, Britton Babb, Austin Babb, MaLeah Hampton and Franklin Birchfield, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.

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

   BABB -- Funeral services for Horace L. Babb Sr., 59, 125 Babb Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, August 27, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Mark Street and Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, at Babb Family Cemetery in Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Rick Deloach, Richard Cannon, Roger Messer, Travis Nave, David Babb, Bo Nave Jr., Gary Ford and Steve Birchfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Todd Whitaker, Dr. Robert Walter, fellow employees of Crawford Dry Wall and North American Rayon Corporation, the 3rd Floor Nursing Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, friends and neighbors. Everyone will met at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 125 Babb Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Billy Bullock

   Billy Bullock, 68, Rambling Road, Bluff City, died Sunday, August 27, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Bullock was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Ruth Bullock. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Molly Bullock.

   Mr. Bullock was of the Christian Faith and was a carpenter.

   Survivors include several half-brothers and several half-sisters, and a special friend, Margaret Scalf, Bluff City.

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

   BULLOCK -- Funeral services for Billy Bullock, 68, Rambling Road, Bluff City, who died Sunday, August 27, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, at Bunker Hill Christian Church with Mr. Brad Perry, minister, officiating. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in the Bunker Hill Community Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Terry Carr, Gary Carr, Kenneth Carr, W.J. Carr, Kim Perry, Floyd Perry and Earl Perry. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Isaac A. Day

   Isaac Alexander Day, 81, 1220 Brown Mill Road, Unicoi, died Sunday, August 27, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home.

   Mr. Day was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Walter and Myrtle Hampton Day. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Woodard Day and Ernest Day.

   Mr. Day was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and retired as a carman with Clinchfield Railroad in 1984 after 37 years of service. He was a member of Unicoi United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Men's Bible Class and Unicoi Ruritan.

   Survivors include his wife, Mollie Townsend Day; a son and daughter-in-law, George I. and Pamela Day, Erwin; a daughter and son-in-law, Norma Day Linville and Gordon Linville, Unicoi; two brothers, Roy "Boots" Day, Port Chilhowie, Fla., and Earl Ray Day, Erwin; three sisters, Ruby Peterson and Lena Edwards, both of Erwin, and Harriet Glatfelter, York, Pa.; two granddaughters, Summer Day and Autumn Day, both of Erwin; and a grandson, David Linville, Unicoi. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

   Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 928-4595 or (423) 743-1380, is in charge of arrangements. 

   DAY -- Funeral services for Isaac Alexander Day, 81, 1220 Brown Mill Road, Unicoi, who died Sunday, August 27, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Goddard and Rev. Ray Mullins officiating. Music will be provided by Elsie Anderson. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, at Day Cemetery with Military Grave Rites rendered by the VFW Post #3382, Kingsport. Honorary pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be the Men's Sunday School Class and Volunteers Sunday School Class of Unicoi United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1220 Brown Mill Road, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 928-4595 or (423) 743-1380, is in charge of arrangements.


August 27, 2000


Marie L. Bowling

   Marie L. Bowling, 91, of 267 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at her residence.

   A native of Philadelphia, Pa., she is the daughter of the late Harry and Jenny Poultney Johnson. Mrs. Bowling was preceded in death by her husband John Walter Bowling, Aug. 7, 2000.

   She attended Watauga Valley Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Bowling was a homemaker.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joan "Byrd" and Terry Smith, Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Lisa Bowling, Elizabethton; one grandson Jeremy Smith of Baltimore, Md.; three great-grandchildren: Adala Shae, Justin and Cody Bowling, all of Elizabethton; two sisters: Elsie Arleth, New Orleans, La.; and Mildred Cavanaugh, Philadelphia, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

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

   BOWLING -- Funeral services for Marie L. Bowling, 91, 267 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, were conducted Saturday at 8 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Graveside and interment will be Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at 3 p.m. at the Wilson Cemetery, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Terry Smith, Justin Bowling, Cody Bowling, Jeff Smith, Ben Ensor and Matt Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Judy Roland, Lucy Davidson, Linda Estep, Charlotte Wamsley, Regina Arnold, Hospice nurses and Dr. Max Bayard, and a special friend, Arthur Blauchard, Pasadena, Md. Everyone will meet at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home chapel to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 7-8 p.m. on Saturday evening, Aug. 26, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, and at the residence, 267 Blevins Hollow Road, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick


Amelia Durham

   Mrs. Amelia "Millie" Durham, 74, Four Oaks Nursing Home, Jonesborough, formerly of the John Sevier Center, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, in the nursing home after an extended illness.

   A native of East St. Louis, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Emil and Clara Meno Wilson. She was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

   She had lived in Tennessee since 1980. Mrs. Durham was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Johnson City.

   Survivors include four children; two sisters: Ruth Marie Curtis, Elizabethton; and Melba Howell, Hot Springs, Ark.; three nieces: Judy Eckmann, Collinsville, Ill.; Patricia "Tish" Fuller, Apopka, Fla.; and Elizabeth Denise Curtis, Altamonte Springs, Fla.; one nephew, John Curtis, Jr., Elizabethton; and two great nephews.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   DURHAM -- Graveside service for Mrs. Amelia "Millie" Durham, 74, Four Oaks Nursing Home, Jonesborough, formerly of the John Sevier Center, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the VanHuss Cemetery (Siam community), with the Rev. Steven Harmon officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Lola C. Linville

   Mrs. Lola Campbell Linville, 94, 16 Neptune Park, Ormond Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at her residence.

   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late H.N. and Dellie Whitehead Campbell. Mrs. Linville was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin A. Linville.

   She had lived in Florida for a number of years. Mrs. Linville was a retired restaurant owner. She was a Christian.

   Survivors include a nephew and his wife, Richard Donnelly and Frances Campbell, Elizabethton; a great niece, Anne C. Davis, of Florida; a cousin, Harry Ledford, Elizabethton; and several other cousins.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   LINVILLE -- Graveside service for Mrs. Lola Campbell Linville, 94, 16 Neptune Park, Ormond Beach, Fla., who died Thursday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  
Albert R. Lyons

   Albert Ray Lyons, 60, 135 Coleman Road, Hampton, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

   Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County and the son of the late George and Maxie Barker Lyons. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

   Mr. Lyons was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

   Survivors include his wife, Sallie Roark Lyons, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon Austin, of the home, Steven and April Austin, Elizabethton, and Andy and Amy Roark, Johnson City; two daughters, Elizabeth and Kay Roark, both of Johnson City; four brothers, Anthony Lyons, Allen Lyons, Ralph Lyons and Jerry Lyons, all of Elizabethton; five sisters, Elizabeth Blair, Jonesborough, Betty Humphrey, Rose Marie Miller and Geraldine Ritchie, and Charles Burrow, all of Elizabethton. Seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

   LYONS -- Funeral services for Albert Ray Lyons, 60, 135 Coleman Road, Hampton, who died Friday, August 25, 2000, were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 27, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Roger Ball officiating. Music wais under the direction of Mr. Bobby McGee. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, August 28, at the Lyons Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Vernon Austin, Steven Austin, Andy Roark, Allen Lyons, Ralph Lyons and Anthony Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Hyatt and Lewis Blevins. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday 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


Freddy R. Robinson

   Freddy R. "Rick" Robinson, 51, 207 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at his residence.

   A native of Welch, W. Va., he was a son of Pinky Marie Blankenship Robinson, Richlands, Va; and the late Lawrence, Robinson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Sue Bothwell.

   He had lived in Elizabethton for the past 22 years. He was retired due to disability from North American Rayon Corp. Mr. Robinson attended Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Katie Parks Robinson; three daughters: Tammy Lynn Reeder, and Melissa Ann Birchfield, both of Elizabethton; and Linda Michelle Pardue, Roanoake, Va.; four sons: Charles Anthony Robinson, Hickory, N.C.; Samuel Scott McCoy, Ricky Dwayne Robinson, and Brian Keith Robinson, all of Elizabethton; one brother, David Robinson, of Maryland; three grandsons, three granddaughters, and a special niece, Teresa Bothwell.

   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   ROBINSON -- Funeral services for Freddy R. "Rick" Robinson, 51, 207 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The Valley Forge Church Choir will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from family members. 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 10:30 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

August 25, 2000

Marie L. Bowling

  Mrs. Marie L. Bowling, 91, 267 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at her residence.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Louise M. Gill

  Mrs. Louise M. Range Gill, of Athens, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.

  Mrs. Gill was a native of Knox County and a former resident of Washington and Carter counties for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Lacy H. and Mamie Hollifield Mustard and was also preceded in death by her former husband, John Gill, who died in October 1974, and her first husband, Howard T. Range, December 9, 1965, and two grandsons, Andrew Louis Stout and Christopher Stout.

  Mrs. Gill was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dottie R. and Jack W. Stout, Athens; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Chasidi Stout, Chattanooga; and two sisters, Medith Barnett, Limestone, and Edith Adkins, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, (423) 745-5361, is in charge of arrangements.

  GILL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Louise M. Range Gill, of Athens, who died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, August 25, from the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, with Dr. Carlos Peterson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton (State Highway 91S) where the family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the Mausoleum Chapel. Pallbearers will be Kyle Leake, Frank Mustard, Harold Range, Kenneth Stout and Fritz Jones. Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 4627 Mill Branch Lane, Knoxville, Tenn. 37938 or the Tennessee Baptist Childrens Home, P.O. Box 2206, Brentwood, Tenn. 37024. The family will receive friends at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the funeral service. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, (423) 745-5361, is in charge of arrangements.

Edith H. Norris

  Edith H. Norris, 94, 2016 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at Appalachian Christian Village following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Norris was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Jacob and Della Hass Irick. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Hass and Doris Stout.

  Mrs. Norris was a member of the Christian faith. She was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation and was a homemaker.

  Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Chauncey W. Norris, of Appalachian Christian Village; a brother, Boyd Hass, Butler; and two nieces, Sharon Hass, Elizabethton, and Glenda Morgan, Johnson City.

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

  NORRIS -- Funeral services for Edith H. Norris, 94, 2016 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Howard Hayes officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Mildred Wood, pianist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Larry Eller, Kyle Evans, R. "Butch" Evans, Ray Evans, J.L. Norris, Jay Norris and Wiley Morgan. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


August 24, 2000

Willa G. Collins

  Mrs. Willa Dean Gibson Collins, 71, 307 Parsley Street, Unicoi, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

  Mrs. Collins was a native of Coeburn, Va., and had lived in Unicoi since 1985. She was a daughter of the late Jessie and Mattie Sexton Gibson and was also preceded in death by her husband, James Curtis Collins, in 1988, a son, Stevie Lee Collins, and a grandson, James Ray Whitson.

  Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and was of the Church of God faith.

  Survivors include a son, Lester Collins, Unicoi; two daughters, Jeanell Whitson White, Unicoi, and Marsela Knowles, Church Hill; a brother, Don Gibson, Kingsport; two sisters, Emmil Bolden, Mobile, Ala., and Betty York, Apple Valley, Calif.; two granddaughters, Angela White and Crystal Knowles; a step-grandson, Scottie Whitson; and two step-great-grandchildren, Janette Whitson and Bobby Ray Whitson.

  Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

  COLLINS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Willa Dean Gibson Collins, 71, 307 Parsley Street, Unicoi, who died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, August 25, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donald Whitson and Rev. Roy Whitson officiating. Music will be provided by the family and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, in the McInturff Cemetery, Unicoi. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 307 Parsley Street, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

Edith H. Norris

  Mrs. Edith H. Norris, 94, 2016 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Pearl L. Roberts

  Pearl L. Roberts, 75, 705 Hemlock Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Roberts was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John Wesley and Bina Pitts Mays. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Tipton Roberts, December 4, 1986, and three brothers, Henry Mays, Herman Mays and Dale Mays.

  Mrs. Roberts was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Leon-Ferenbach Inc., and a former employee of 7-Hour Laundry and Dry Cleaners.

  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Johanna and Sal Palumbo, Oakton, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Wesley Eugene and Janice Bailey, Orange Park, Fla.; a sister, Rada Brown, Asheboro, N.C.; a brother, Earl Mays, Elizabethton; three granddaughters, Kimberly Vaccaro, Reston, Va., Alexis Palumbo, Oakton, Va., and Sherry Jewell, Ft. Myers, Fla.; a grandson, Jason Payne, Atlanta, Ga.; two great-granddaughters, Josephine Arabela Vaccaro, Reston, Va., and Carly Nicole Jewell, Ft. Myers, Fla.; and a special friend, Effie Holder, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  ROBERTS -- Graveside services for Pearl L. Roberts, 75, 705 Hemlock Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 25, at Treadway Cemetery, Elizabethton, with Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Scott Caudle, Dr. John L. Freeman, Dr. Robert Walter, Dr. Arnold Hopland, David Hilton and Dr. Amy Thomas. Special thanks to Johnson City Hospice and Homecare. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.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, 705 Hemlock Street, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Tennessee Christian Home, 517 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Etter C. Wright

  Mrs. Etter Campbell Wright, 96, 157 Sleepy Hollow Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at the residence of a daughter, Betty Wilson, 215 Sleepy Hollow Road, Johnson City.

  Mrs. Wright was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Washington County. She was a daughter of the late John and Betty Hughes Campbell and was also preceded in death by her husband, Will Wright, in 1969, three brothers, Hobert Campbell, McKinley Campbell and Vick Campbell, and three sisters, Vista Butler, Hattie Bennett and Laura Bennett.

  Mrs. Wright was a homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Holiness Church, Johnson City.

  Survivors include two sons, Howard Wright and Lawrence Wright, both of Johnson City; two daughters, Betty Wilson and Louise Barnett, both of Johnson City; a sister, Daisy Street, Peoria, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Wright; and two sons-in-law, Cecil Wilson and Lawrence Barnett. Ten grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1380 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

  WRIGHT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Etter Campbell Wright, 96, 157 Sleepy Hollow Road, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 26, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Wilson, Rev. Tom Cooper and Rev. Jessie Hartley officiating. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, August 27, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Richard Kilby, Gregory Cross, Michael Wilson, Jeremy Wilson, Travis Wilson, Brent Cooper, Lonnie Stockton and Stephen Barnett will serve as honorary pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the cemetery by 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and other times at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Betty) Wilson, 215 Sleepy Hollow Road, Johnson City. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1380 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

August 21, 2000

Louella Dugger

  Mrs. Louella Dugger, 64, of Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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


Charlotte C. Hobbs

  Charlotte Crumley Hobbs, 70, of Bristol, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

  Mrs. Hobbs was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Della Mae Crumley and had spent most of her life in the Bristol area. She was a former LPN at Bristol Regional Medical Center, where she spent most of her life in the Emergency Department, and was a member of North Bristol Baptist Church.

  Mrs. Hobbs was preceded in death by her husband, Marion B. Hobbs, a daughter, Kathy Susan Williams, and a sister, Phyllis Crumley Evans.

  Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Williams Huffman, Wadsworth, Ohio, and Laura O'Dell, Bristol; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Robyn Williams, Bluff City, and Greg O'Dell, Bristol; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Coleen Crumley, Laguna Hills, Calif., Bobby and Jane Crumley, Pinnacle, N.C., and Charles and Pat Miller, Akron, Ohio; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sue Trinkle, Elizabethton, Joan and Martin Fiebke and Betty and Charles Riley, all of Powhattan, Va.; her stepmother, Martha Crumley, Akron, Ohio; and eight grandchildren, Shawn Huffman, Aron Williams, Heather Marcum, Paul Williams, Daniel O'Dell, Karla Williams, Holly Williams and Corey O'Dell. Four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.

    HOBBS -- Funeral services for Charlotte Crumley Hobbs, 70, of Bristol, who died Saturday, August 19, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, August 21, at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric Godfrey officiating. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Paul Conley, Mike Arnold, Shawn Huffman, Aron Williams, Brad Trinkle, Brad Fuller and Bill Crumley. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. John Culp. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Lupas Foundation of America, 10409 Lovell Center Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37922. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.


Thomas C. Keeton

  Thomas C. Keeton, 90, 823 Cambridge Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

  Mr. Keeton was a native of Bristol, Va., and a son of the late Mack and Annie Rice Keeton. He was also preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.

  Survivors include his wife, Betty Guess Keeton, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Jennifer Keeton, Johnson City; and two daughters and a son-in-law, Alice and Kenneth Carr, Elizabethton, and Nora Keeton, Johnson City. Seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  KEETON -- Graveside services for Thomas C. Keeton, 90, 823 Cambridge Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, August 19, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, in the Highland Cemetery with Rev. A.G. Wagner officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the residence any time. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy


Ida B. Minton

  Mrs. Ida Burleson Minton, 102, of 150 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 20, 2000, at Hermitage Health Center.

  Mrs. Minton was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Jonathan and Lucy Huskins Ollis. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Robert Burleson, in 1926, and Carllas A. Minton, in 1975; a daughter, Cora Burleson; two sons, James L. Burleson and Johnny Burleson; and four brothers.

  Mrs. Minton had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a Charter Member of the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a daughter and her fiance, Eva Phipps and Gazie Ragep, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Mary Burleson and Guy and Anna Lou Burleson, all of Elizabethton; and three sisters, Ada Miller, Elizabethton, Nellie Hall and Essie Beam, both of Spruce Pine, N.C. Nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  MINTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Burleson Minton, 102, of 150 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, August 20, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her Church Family and the Staff and Employees of Hermitage Health Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Gazie Ragep, 806 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, or at the residence of Eva Phipps, 157 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


August 20, 2000

Edward W. Donaldson Jr.

  Edward William Donaldson Jr., 65, of Ortona, Fla., died Friday, August 18, 2000, at his residence.

  Mr. Donaldson was born April 12, 1935 to Edward William Donaldson and Mildred Keough in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a former resident of Tennessee and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

  Mr. Donaldson had resided in Ortona for the past 14 years and was employed at Sheltra's Gulf Station in LaBelle, Fla., until his retirement.

  Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Donaldson, Ortona, Fla.; two sons, William Edward Donaldson, Ortona, Fla., and Michael Allen Donaldson, Ft. Denaud; a daughter, Kimberly Smith, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; a sister, Rita Roman of North Carolina; and two grandchildren, Melody Donaldson and Charlene Smith.

  A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 20, at 1 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle, Fla., with Rev. Bob Moore officiating. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home.


Lula M. Harrell

  Lula Mae Harrell, 61, of Rincon, Ga., died Friday, August 18, 2000, at Candler Hospital.

  Mrs. Harrell was a native of Hampton, Tenn. She was a member of the Rincon Missionary Alliance Church.

  Survivors include her husband, Edd Harrell, Rincon, Ga.; a daughter, Susie Oliver, Rincon, Ga.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Verita and Cleo Shelton, Hampton, and Maxine Guy, Butler; two brothers, George Williams, Hampton, and Charles Williams, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Amanda Coleman, Rincon, Ga.; a grandson, Jeremy Coleman, Rincon, Ga.; and a special friend, Joe Richardson, Butler.

  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 20, at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel, Rincon, with interment to follow at Westside Memorial Gardens in Bloomingdale, Ga. Remembrances may be given to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, Ga., 31416.

  Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel, Rincon, Ga., (912) 754-6421, is in charge of arrangements.


Thomas C. Keeton

  Thomas C. Keeton, 90, 823 Cambridge Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

  Mr. Keeton was a native of Bristol, Va., and a son of the late Mack and Annie Rice Keeton. He was also preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.

  Survivors include his wife, Betty Guess Keeton, of the home; a son, Tom Keeton, Johnson City; and two daughters, Alice Carr, Elizabethton, and Nora Keeton, Johnson City. Seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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


Mary E. Peters

  Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bibbs Peters, 83, 133 Danner Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Peters was a native of Minden, W. Va., and a daughter of the late P.M. and Bessie Mouser Bibbs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Peters Sr., July 31, 1974, two sons, former Sheriff Paul Peters Jr. and Jack Martin, and several brothers and sisters.

  Mrs. Peters had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a retired employee of Raytheon Corporation, Bristol, and was a member of the East Side Free Will Baptist Church.

  Survivors include two sons and three daughters-in-law, Larry and Brenda Carol Peters, Jimmy and Barbara Sue Peters and Wilma Martin, all of Elizabethton, and a former daughter-in-law, Joan Peters Ramey; and a sister, Pearl Lilly, Beckley, W.Va. Seventeen grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  PETERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bibbs Peters, 83, 133 Danner Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, August 19, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, August 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Howard Messer and Rev. Tom Maines officiating. Jamie Peters and Jennifer Martin will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 22, in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Clifford Street, R.L. Sargent, Dr. Phillip Hinton, Dr. Stanley Vermillion and her Church Family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Barbara Sue Peters, 128 Paul Peters Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Gilda Sheets

  Mrs. Gilda Sheets, 72, 165 Sheets Road, Hampton, died Friday, August 18, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Sheets was a native of Naples, Italy, and had lived most of her life in Hampton. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Howard Sheets, in 1984.

  Mrs. Sheets attended Pearce Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

  Survivors include four sons, Ed Sheets and Bobby Sheets, both of Elizabethton, Bill Sheets and Roger Sheets, both of Hampton; three daughters, Marie Elliott, Elizabethton, Rose Ann Crabtree and Gracie Tester, both of Hampton; and two sisters and a brother, all of whom reside in Naples, Italy. Seventeen grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  SHEETS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Gilda Sheets, 72, 165 Sheets Road, Hampton, who died Friday, August 18, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 21, in the Vines Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday, will be Joe Hill, Brian Hill, Troy Emore, Tim Mink, Mike Hicks and Steven Tipton. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Elliott, Jim Lewis and Josh Lewis. The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Dr. Robert Walter, Hospice and the Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Gracie Tester, 159 Sheets Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

August 23, 2000

Nola Bare

  Mrs. Nola Bare, 93, 1563 Old Elizabethton Highway South, Bluff City, died Monday, August 21, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

  Mrs. Bare was a native of Pike County, Ky., and had lived in Bluff City for many years. She was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Katherine Varney Brunty and was also preceded in death by her husband, H.H. Bare, in 1973, a granddaughter, Betty Jean Bare, a grandson, Jerry Eugene Bare, and by four brothers and a sister.

  Mrs. Bare was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Orville and Betty Bare, Bluff City; a daughter, Atheline Massengill, Watauga; three brothers, Sherwood Brunty, Lexington, Ky., Millard Brunty, Tampa, Fla., and William Brunty, Ashtabula, Ohio; and three sisters, Lola Kozee, Williamson, W.Va., Mary Maloywaski, Danville, Va., and Evalou Hall, Wilmington, Del. Six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-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

  BARE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nola Bare, 93, 1563 Old Elizabethton Highway South, Bluff City, who died Monday, August 21, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, with Rev. Rodney Fields and Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Music will be by Troy Frazier, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 25, at Morrell Cemetery. Active pallbearers will Ken Woods, Kenny Woods, Vonnie Wolfe, Scottie Wolfe, Robie Jean Cross, Jim Jones and Jim Bare. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends at the Bluff City Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may also visit at the residence of her son, Orville Bare, 1571 Old Elizabethton Highway, Bluff City, or at the residence of her daughter, Atheline Massengill, 1966 Bristol Highway, Watauga, at any time. Everyone desiring to attend the graveside service will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Friday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick-Bluff City

Georgia A. Brown

  Georgia Ann Brown, 49, 226 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Brown was a native of Wise County, Va., and the daughter of the late Harold and Gertrude Hampton Hicks. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ann Brown.

  Mrs. Brown attended the Sugar Hollow Free Will Baptist Church and was a former employee of U.S. Textiles.

  Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Kim Brown and Lisa and Ron Holden, all of Roan Mountain; eight sisters, Sue Birchfield, Donna McKinney, Peggy Arnett, Sheila Hicks and Vicky Thompson, all of Roan Mountain, Judy Davis, Patsy Ferguson and Bobbie Walsh, all of North Carolina; three brothers, Johnny Hicks, Roan Mountain, Rick Hicks and David Hicks, both of North Carolina; four grandchildren; and a special nephew, John Hicks, of the home. Several other nephews and nieces also survive.

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

  BROWN -- Funeral services for Georgia Ann Brown, 49, 226 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Rick Birchfield and Rev. Randy English officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Gail English. Interment will follow in the Hicks Cemetery, Avery County, N.C. Active pallbearers will be Ray Ledford, Steve Walsh, Jimmy Jarrett, James Cardwell, Grayland Webb and Thurston Webb. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhododendron Chapel or at the residence of a sister, Sheila Hicks, 226 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928 is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Johnnie B. Gregg

  Johnnie Bennick Gregg, 79, formerly of 200 Gregg Lane, Unicoi, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at Erwin Health Care Center.

  Mr. Gregg was a native of Unicoi County and the son of the late John M. and Hannah Cochran Gregg. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Gilbert Gregg, April 27, 1987.

  Mr. Gregg was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and retired from North American Rayon Corporation in Elizabethton in 1983. He was a member of the Limestone Cove Free Will Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a daughter, Carol Ward, Washington, D.C., and a sister, Bernice Gregg, Unicoi.

  Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-1380 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

  GREGG -- Funeral services for Johnnie Bennick Gregg, 79, formerly of 200 Gregg Lane, Unicoi, who died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 24, from the Ledford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 25, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-1380 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl Roberts

  Pearl Roberts, 74, 705 Hemlock Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at her residence.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

Jeff P. Street

  Jeff P. Street, 65, of Unicoi, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

  Mr. Street was a native of North Carolina and had resided in Carter County most of his life. He was a son of Gertrude Whitson Street, Unicoi, and the late Dowd Street.

  Mr. Street was a retired Tennessee Eastman employee after 30 years of service and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a mason. He was a member of Unicoi Baptist Church.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Ann Street; a daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Jeff Phillips, Johnson City; a step-daughter, Flechia Perry, Johnson City; a sister, Shirley Wilson, Unicoi; two granddaughters, Madison and Morgan Phillips; a step-granddaughter, Mandy Ward, Johnson City; a niece, Gina Clark, Unicoi; and a nephew, Ron Wilson, Unicoi.

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

  STREET -- Funeral services for Jeff P. Street, 65, of Unicoi, who died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 25, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. John Bardsley, Father Frank Cooper and Father Chris Epperson officiating. Mrs. Debbie Odom will provide special music. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Wilson, Greg Clark, Jeff Phillips, Jim Wilcox, Richard Brosmore, Tim Erwin, Kenneth King, Jim Laurilla and C.L. Morrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Ford Wilson, Ramond Peterson, Dean McKinney, Sherwood Tipton, Earnest Snider, Eddie McKinney, Tommy Broyles and Bill Phillips. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 Fountain Place, Johnson City, TN 37604. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel S. Walker

  Ethel Smith Walker, 72, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at JFK Hospital after a brief illness.
Mrs. Walker was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Palm Beach, Fla., where she was an active member of the choir and Singing Christmas Tree.

  Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Worley Walker; three sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Penny, Richard and Brenda and Terry and Kay, all of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Ken, Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren; and five sisters and brothers-in-law, Opal and Clayton Douglas, Kingsport, Louise and Bill Hilton, Blountville, Kathleen and Bill Davidson, Nashville, Trilla and Buddy Little, Elizabethton, and Sue and Malcolm Howard, Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  The family received friends on Thursday, August 17, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Thursday by Rev. Bill Keith and Rev. Jim Miedema of First Baptist Church of Palm Beach. Interment followed at Lake Worth Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

  E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home, Lake Worth, was in charge of arrangements.

  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.

August 22, 2000

Louella Dugger

  Louella "Ader" Dugger, 64, 174 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Dugger was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Dana and Polly Sheets Johnson. She was also preceded in death by an infant son and an infant daughter.

  Mrs. Dugger was of the Holiness faith and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Dugger, of the home; two sons, Jerry Payne and Billy Payne, both of Grundy, Va.; a daughter, Barbara Payne of West Virginia; a brother, David Sheets, Elizabethton; and five sisters, Lucille Stines, Vernall Tolley, Betty Markland, Sarah Dugger and Helen Ellison, all of Elizabethton. Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  DUGGER -- Funeral services for Louella "Ader" Dugger, 64, 174 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, August 19, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Pastor Bud Malone officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kevin Markland, Rick Greenwell, Jeff Hilton, Chris Carter and Raymond Mann. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Betty Markland, Watauga Valley Trailer Park, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick