September 11, 2000

Shirley R. Acord

  Shirley R. Acord, 48, 508 B Academy Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at her residence.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.



Virginia L. Campbell

  Mrs. Virginia Lena Campbell, 76, 4011 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Campbell was a lifelong native of Unicoi County and the daughter of the late John and Lydia Ledford.

  Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker and a member of Unicoi Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a son, Steve Bailey, St. Paul, Minn.; a brother, Raymond Deadrick, of Minnesota; a grandchild; several great-grandchildren; and special friends, Lawrence and Shirley Williams, Flag Pond. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Lena Campbell, 76, 4011 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, who died Sunday, September 10, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Salley officiating. Music will be provided by the Unicoi Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, in the Peoples Cemetery, Marbleton Road, Unicoi County. Family and friends may meet at the cemetery by 10:20 a.m. Wednesday. Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Williams, George Ritchie, Raymond Deadrick and E.J. Blevins. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Louis K. Free

  1st Sgt. Louis "Lou" Kerry Free (Retired), 63, of Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 9, 2000, at the James H. Quillen Medical Center, Mountain Home.

  Lou gave 22 years of his life for the betterment of his country. During this time he pulled three tours in Vietnam. He retired out of Co C 101st AVN. DIV. (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. During his Army career, Lou was awarded the Bronze Medal, two Air Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Master Crewman Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Presidential Unit Citation, RVN Cross of Gallantry w/Palm Leaves and six Good Conduct Awards.

  Upon his retirement he owned-operated "Junction Shell" Service Station in Johnson City for a number of years. Later he became owner/operator of P&L Trucking, leasing on with Overnite Express (OX) out of St. Paul, Minn. During that time he was awarded the "Million Miler" safety plaque for driving a million miles accident-free. He remained a long haul truck driver until cancer forced him to retire.

  Lou was preceded in death by his parents, M.C. and Laura Free; his father-in-law, Nobel Light; four sisters, Jennalea Free, Bernice Baldwin, Alma Webster and Diana Bradshaw; and four brothers, Duel, Rev. Harold, Rev. Walmer and Stanley Free.

  Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Light Free, of the home; a daughter, Patsy Free, Gate City, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Glenda Free, Waxhaw, N.C.; a granddaughter, Megan Free, Waxhaw, N.C.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, D.J. and Martha Light, Weber City, Va.; his mother-in-law, Mollie Green, Weber City, Va.; five sisters, (twin) Mrs. William (Sharlie) Houseright, Clinchport, Naomi Stephens, Daytona, Fla., Mrs. Robert (Margurete) Goad, Blountville, Ms. Judith McCurry and Ms. Janet Cox, both of Kingsport; three sisters-in-law, Betty Free, Virginia Free and June Free; three brothers-in-law, Robert Baldwin, Burl Webster and Sam Light; a brother, Allan Free, Winterhaven, Fla.; 17 nieces and 24 nephews; and very special friends and neighbors, Kenneth and Jeanette Dugger and Erma Nidiffer.

  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 11, at the Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, with Full Military Honors conducted by the Ft. Lee, Va. Color Guard.

  Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Kenneth L. Jack

  Kenneth L. Jack, 86, 113 West "F" Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

  Mr. Jack was a native of Greeneville and had lived in Elizabethton since 1921. He was a son of the late Melvin and Anna Wilson Jack and was also preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Blevins Jack, in December 1983, and by a sister and four brothers.

  Mr. Jack was a Navy SeaBee Veteran serving in World War II and a retired flooring contractor. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM.

  Survivors include a sister, Katherine Jones, Elizabethton, and a brother, Leroy H. Jack, Canton, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  JACK -- Funeral services for Kenneth L. Jack, 86, 113 West "F" Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, September 10, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be by John Bunn, soloist and pianist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Those desiring to attend the graveside service will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy



Paul J. Largent

  Paul Junior Largent, 59, 526 Crest Court, Johnson City, died Friday, September 8, 2000, at his residence.

  Mr. Largent was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Tennessee and Blanche Blackwell Largent. He was also preceded in death by a step-son, Michael Presnell.

  Mr. Largent was a retired carpenter and was of the Christian Faith.

  Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Kay Dugger, Johnson City; two step-daughters, Barbara Presnell Maddox, St. Joseph, Mo., and Penny Presnell Miller, Roan Mountain; two step-sons, Rick Presnell, Roan Mountain, and Butch Presnell, St. Joseph, Mo.; three sisters, Ann Blackwell, Orlando, Fla., Iva Lee Arnett, Marquette, Mich., and Tennie Nichols, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Misty Dawn Miller; eight step-grandchildren; and one aunt, JoAnn Ingram, Roan Mountain.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  LARGENT -- Memorial services for Paul Junior Largent, 59, 526 Crest Court, Johnson City, who died Friday, September 8, 2000, will be conducted at 5 p.m. Monday, September 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Largent Cemetery, Roan Mountain. It was Mr. Largent's wish to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Jeanette F. Peters

  Jeanette F. Peters, 75, 1889 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Peters was a native of New Jersey but had been a resident of Carter County since 1990. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Edith Rhino Vay and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Elwood A. Braun, in 1992.

  Mrs. Peters was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She was a homemaker, Nanna, seamstress and a craft person.

  Survivors include her husband, Conley Peters, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Maryann and Capt. Olin Goodhue, U.S. Air Force, San Antonio, Texas, and Edith and John Withrow, Elizabethton; a step-daughter and her husband, Sandra and Buford Taylor, Elizabethton; two step-sons and their wives, Zayne and Vickie Peters, Harriman, and Wayne and Nora Peters, Elizabethton; two sisters, Emily Pollock, Toms River, N.J., and Georgiann Schultze, Marble, N.C.; and two brothers, James Definis, Daytona, Fla., and Lewis Vay, of New York. Seven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  PETERS -- Mass of Resurrection for Jeanette F. Peters, 75, 1889 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, September 10, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 14, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Archer, O.P. Final disposition will be at a later date. Friends may call at the residence, 1889 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Peters may be made to the Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, S.D., 57770. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick



Ray Potter

  Ray Potter, 62, formerly of Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, following an extended illness.

  Mr. Potter was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Solomon and Julia Owens Potter. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Velma Kent and Lillie Potter.

  Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Fair, Elizabethton, and four brothers, Van Potter, Roan Mountain, Stanley Potter, Boone, N.C., Charlie Potter, Avon Park, Fla., and Bill Potter, of Oregon. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  POTTER -- Funeral services for Ray Potter, 62, formerly of Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, September 10, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, in the Isaacs Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Paul Stafford, Charlie Stout, Rhudy Oaks, Tommy Oaks, Terry Oaks and Roger Oaks. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nursing Staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the National Kidney Foundation-East Tennessee, Inc., P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, Tenn. 37617. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Jack F. Shook

  Jack F. Shook, 80, 1834 Highway 321, Hampton, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.



Betty E. Stout

  Betty Evelyn Stout, 65, 1250 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

  Miss Stout was a native of Newland, N.C., and a daughter of the late Joe B. and Nola Smith Stout. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Stout and Virginia Shipley, and a brother, Sam Eugene Stout.

  Miss Stout moved to Elizabethton in 1946. She was a 1952 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a former employee of the Elizabethton Star. She retired from the Printing Department of the Washington Post in 1991.

  She lived in Washington for 21 years and was a member of the Columbian Typographical Union in Washington. She was a member of the Watauga First Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Duke, of the home, and several nieces and nephews.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  STOUT -- Funeral services for Betty Evelyn Stout, 65, 1250 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, September 10, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, September 11, with the Rev. Haskel Ingram and the Rev. Jerry Lyons officiating. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Clate Briggs and the Rev. Horace Bowers officiating. The Sons of the Master and Scott Reynolds, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be nephews: Benny Duke, Tommy Duke, Joe Stout, Jack Stout, Dexter Shipley, Doug Shipley and Casey Blevins. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Blevins, Orville Harvey, Richard Pilk, Tim Pilk, Harold Hicks, Jimmy Howard, Sam Crowder, Hollie Bowman Jr., Wayne Ritchie, Jack Lyons, Kenneth Moody, Lance McAnnich, Harry Stout, Marion Shipley, Dick Reynolds, D.C. Colbaugh, Dr. David Tabor, Dr. James S. Goss, fellow employees of the Washington Post and the staff and employees of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. 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.

 

September 10, 2000


Pearl V. Brown

  Pearl V. Brown, 86, 1585 Smith Brown Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

  Ms. Brown was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Thomas and Maggie McClellan Brown. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.

  Ms. Brown was a homemaker and a member of McGill Presbyterian Church, Roan Mountain.

  Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mary Nell Brown, Roan Mountain, several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Edna Hicks, Elk Park, N.C., Doug and Tina Blevins, Hampton, and Buddy and Judy Davis, Elk Park, N.C.

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

  BROWN -- Funeral services for Pearl V. Brown, 86, 1585 Smith Brown Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, September 7, 2000, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 9, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Rick Birchfield and the Rev. Bill S. Goforth officiating. Music was under the direction of Charlotte Smith. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 10, in the Brown Family Cemetery in Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Mottern and Carl Smith. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday for the graveside services. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1585 Smith Branch Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick



Norman E. Jackson

  Norman E. Jackson, 73, 106 Burrow Lane, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at his residence.

  A native of Honaker, Va., he was a son of the late James T. Jackson, Sr., and Effie Mullis Jackson. He had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. He was preceded in death by a brother, James T. Jackson, Jr., and one sister, Gaylene Stanbery.

  Mr. Jackson had served both in the U.S. Army and Navy. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 2166.

  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Shelia and Jay Brindenbaugh, Cortland, Ohio, two sons, Norman R. Jackson and Ronald L. Jackson, both of Warren, Ohio, two sisters, Gwina Ellis and Alsie Byrd, both of Elizabethton, three grandsons, two great granddaughters, his extended family and special friends, Billy and Katie Renfro, Elizabethton.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  JACKSON -- Graveside service for Norman E. Jackson, 73, 106 Burrow Lane, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Burial will follow the service. Pallbearers will be nephews. Military honors will be provided by V.F.W. Post 2166. Friends may call at the residence of Alsie Byrd, 1205 Huron Drive, Elizabethton, or at the residence of Billy and Katie Renfro, 280 Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Paul J. Largent

  Paul Junior Largent, 59, 526 Crest Court, Johnson City, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at his residence.

  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Timothy and Blanche Blackwell Largent. Mr. Largent was preceded in death by a step-son, Michael Presnell.

  He was a retired carpenter. He was of the Christian faith.

  Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Kay Dugger, Johnson City, two step-daughters, Barbara Presnell Maddox, St. Joseph, Mo., and Penny Presnell Miller, Roan Mountain, two step-sons, Rick Presnell, Roan Mountain, and Butch Presnell, St. Joseph, Mo., three sisters, Ann Blackwell, Orlando, Fla., Iva Lee Arnett, Marquette, Mich., and Tennie Nichols, Johnson City, one granddaughter, Misty Dawn Miller, eight step-grandchildren, and one aunt, JoAnn Ingram, Roan Mountain.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Nettie T. Norris

  Nettie Townsend Norris, 95, formerly of Village East Apartments, Elizabethton, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late J.B. and Sally Elizabeth Hampton Johnson.

  She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Harmony Baptist Church. Mrs. Norris was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Townsend, and her second husband, Rod Norris, two daughters, Jean Glover and Betty Cravens, four sisters and three brothers.

  Survivors include one daughter, Sue Norris, Elizabethton, Tenn., one son, Bill Townsend, Elizabethton, Tenn., one sister, Georgia Owens, Bristol, Va.; 12 grandchildren, Cathy Dunn and Sandra Rainy, both of Fall Branch, Tenn., Linda Waters, Greer, S.C., Eddie Cravens, Columbia, S.C., Lisa Banks, Telford, Tenn., Connie Glover, James Glover, Kevin Glover, Nadine Jackson, and Lee Norris, all of Elizabethton, William Townsend, Hampton, Tenn., and Johnny Norris, Johnson City, Tenn.; 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, seven step great-grandchildren, one special friend, Ann Townsend Stepp, Hampton, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.

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

  NORRIS -- Funeral services for Nettie Townsend Norris, 95, formerly of Village East Apartments, Elizabethton, who died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel with the Re. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ann Townsend Stepp. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m.. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Whitehead Cemetery, Hampton. Pallbearers will be Dave Hatley, Shad Burchett, grandsons and great-grandsons. Everyone will meet at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday evening, Sept. 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence of her daughter, Sue Norris, Highway 91, Hayes Trailer Park, Lot No. 2, Elizabethton, Tenn. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick 


September 8, 2000

Pastor Donnie Lee Davenport

  Pastor Donnie Lee Davenport, 53, 110 Howard Campbell Road, Butler, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.

  Mr. Davenport was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Smith and Pearl Carter Davenport. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, George, LeRoy and Farris Davenport.

  Mr. Davenport was Pastor of Harmony Baptist Church and was previous Pastor at Stone Mountain Baptist Church, Elk River Baptist Church and Fish Springs Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Peggy Davenport, of the home; two sons, Steven Glen and Carl Lee Davenport, both of the home; two brothers, Maynard Davenport, Butler, and Smith Davenport Jr., Hampton; and four sisters, Lorna Wilson, Liddie Lewis and Mary Boggs, all of Johnson City, and Cathy Deal, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  DAVENPORT -- Funeral services for Pastor Donnie Lee Davenport, 53, 110 Howard Campbell Road, Butler, who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 7, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 10, at Elk River Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Green, the Rev. Paul Lane and the Rev. Chuck Morefield officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Humphreys Family and the Sugar Grove Quartet. Interment will follow in the Whitehead Cemetery in Butler with the Rev. Haskel Ingram, the Rev. Jim Archer and the Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Active pallbearers will be Richard Pilk, Bob Hamm, Orville Harvey, Paul Campbell, Wayne Harmon, Raymond Guy and Dean Lunceford. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow pastors and his host of friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


September 7, 2000

Guy W. Emmons II

  Guy William Emmons II, 81, of Elizabethton, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol.

  Mr. Emmons was a native of Louisville, Ky. He was a retired supervisor for American Air Filter, where he worked for 43 years, and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Alda Emmons, Elizabethton; a son, Guy W. Emmons III, Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Patricia Chambers, Elizabethton; three sisters, Ethel Johnson, Lillian Alwes and Mary Drabek, all of Louisville, Ky.; and a brother, Lee Emmons, Tucson, Ariz. Nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive.

  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 30, at Arch L. Heady & Son, 8519 Preston Highway, with interment at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

  Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Carter County Rescue Squad.


Teresa F. South

  Mrs. Teresa Faye Ellis South, 40, 1154 Huffine Road, Johnson City, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at her residence.

  Mrs. South was a native of Washington County and had lived in Florida for several years, returning here to attend East Tennessee State University. She was the daughter of Lowell and Wilma Briggs Ellis, both of Jonesborough.

  Mrs. South was a member of The Union Church of Christ.

  Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Barton South, Johnson City; a daughter, Rachael Michelle South, Jonesborough; a sister, Lynda Larkin, Port St. John, Fla.; four half-sisters, Barbara Edmisten, Kingsport, Jeanne Bishop, Johnson City, Frances Story and Margaret Sepello, both of Jonesborough; and a half-brother, Bill Ellis, Johnson City.

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

  SOUTH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Teresa Faye Ellis South, 40, 1154 Huffine Road, Johnson City, who died Monday, September 4, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 7, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Lyons officiating. Interment services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 8, at The Union Church of Christ Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from friends and family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.


Curtis R. Whitehead

  Curtis Ross Whitehead, 47, Dan Berry Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at his residence.

  Mr. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Robert and Madge Wright Whitehead.

  Mr. Whitehead was a construction worker and was of the Baptist Faith.

  Survivors include a son, Shane Whitehead, Hickory, N.C.; a daughter, Dixie Whitehead, Hickory, N.C.; two sisters, Estella Hicks, Chattanooga, and Wanda Buckles, Elizabethton; and five brothers, Roy Whitehead, Robert Whitehead Jr., Carl Whitehead, Carmon Whitehead and Ben Whitehead, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

 

September 6, 2000

Guy W. Emmons II

  Guy William Emmons II, 81, of Elizabethton, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol.

  Mr. Emmons was a native of Louisville, Ky. He was a retired supervisor for American Air Filter, where he worked for 43 years, and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Alda Emmons, Elizabethton; a son, Guy W. Emmons III, Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Patricia Chambers, Elizabethton; three sisters, Ethel Johnson, Lillian Alwes and Mary Drabek, all of Louisville, Ky.; and a brother, Lee Emmons, Tucson, Ariz. Nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive.

  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 30, at Arch L. Heady & Son, 8519 Preston Highway, with interment at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

  Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Carter County Rescue Squad.


Teresa F. South

  Teresa Faye Ellis South, 40, 1154 Huffine Road, Johnson City, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at her residence.

  Mrs. South was a native of Washington County and had lived in Florida for several years, returning here to attend East Tennessee State University. She was the daughter of Lowell and Wilma Briggs Ellis, both of Jonesborough.

  Mrs. South was a member of The Union Church of Christ.

  Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Barton South, Johnson City; a daughter, Rachael Michelle South, Jonesborough; a sister, Lynda Larkin, Port St. John, Fla.; four half-sisters, Barbara Edmisten, Kingsport, Jeanne Bishop, Johnson City, Frances Story and Margaret Sepello, both of Jonesborough; and a half-brother, Bill Ellis, Johnson City.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, (423) 753-3821, is in charge.


Curtis R. Whitehead

  Curtis Ross Whitehead, 47, Dan Berry Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at his residence.

  Mr. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Robert and Madge Wright Whitehead.

  Mr. Whitehead was a construction worker and was of the Baptist Faith.

  Survivors include a son, Shane Whitehead, Hickory, N.C.; a daughter, Dixie Whitehead, Hickory, N.C.; two sisters, Estella Hicks, Chattanooga, and Wanda Buckles, Elizabethton; and five brothers, Roy Whitehead, Robert Whitehead Jr., Carl Whitehead, Carmon Whitehead and Ben Whitehead, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

September 5, 2000

Irene T. Fisher

  Irene Turner Fisher, 73, 601 East 3rd North Street, Morristown, died Sunday, September 3, 2000.

  Mrs. Fisher was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Morristown and was a faithful and active member of the Senior Citizens Center. She was elected Homecoming Queen of East Tennessee State University in 1947 and was a four-year starter on the Morristown High School Basketball Team.

  Mrs. Fisher was preceded in death by her father, Sherman Harrison Turner.

  Survivors include her mother, Clara Turner Stines; two daughters and a son-in-law, Amelia Kay Fisher and Teresa Irene and Stephen Ray Henegar; two grandsons, Stephen Ray Henegar II and Samuel Jackson Henegar; a granddaughter, Jennifer Brooke Miller; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Sherman Harvey and Mary Emma Turner; and one aunt, Eura McKinney. Many cousins also survive.

  Mayes Mortuary, 444 West Main Street, Morristown, (423) 586-3211, is in charge of arrangements.

  FISHER -- Funeral services for Irene Turner Fisher, 73, 601 East 3rd North Street, Morristown, who died Sunday, September 3, 2000, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Vaughn officiating. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 7, at Jarnagin Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the services. Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of Trinity United Methodist Church or to the Senior Citizens Center. Mayes Mortuary, 444 West Main Street, Morristown, (423) 586-3211, is in charge of arrangements.


Jack Hollifield

  Jack Hollifield, 80, 142 Earl Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

  Mr. Hollifield was a native of Carter County and a son of the late LeRoy A. and Sarah Anna Potter Hollifield. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edna N. Hollifield, in 1996, and a brother, Bill Hollifield.

  Mr. Hollifield was a member of Centerview Church of Christ and retired from North American Rayon Corporation.

  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Gwyn Hollifield, Johnson City; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Mir, Chicago, Ill., and Janis and Max Felty, Knoxville; four grandchildren, Major Tim Hollifield, U.S. Army, Pakistan, India, Chris Hollifield, Elizabethton, Perry Mir, Chicago, Ill., and Pamon Mir, Peoria, Ill.; three step-grandchildren, Jerry Felty, Knoxville, Preston Goforth and Lindsay Goforth, both of Cleveland, Ohio; two step-great-grandchildren, Kyle Felty and Katelyn Felty, both of Knoxville; four brothers, L.D. Hollifield, Canton, Ohio, Spurgeon Hollifield, Johnson City, Jimmy Hollifield, Dellroy, Ohio, and Bobby Hollifield, Elk Park, N.C.; and two sisters, Trina Greer, Elizabethton, and Madgie Carpenter, Crossnore, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  HOLLIFIELD -- Funeral services for Jack Hollifield, 80, 142 Earl Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, September 2, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Centerview Church of Christ Choir. Committal and entombment services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 7, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Perry Mir, Pamon Mir, Wayne Ward, Curtis Morton, Mike Sanson, Kayo Gentry, Jerry Whitehead and Jeff Heaton. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Churches of Christ of East Tennessee, special friends, Troy White, Ralph Troutman, Wayne Ward and J.B. Heaton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 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, 142 Earl Avenue, Elizabethton. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Lung Association, 1808 West End Avenue, Suite 514, Nashville, Tenn. 37203, or the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Mae Matheson

  Mrs. Mae Matheson, 81, formerly of 623 West E Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

  Mrs. Matheson was a native of Yancey County, N.C., and had lived in Carter County most all of her life. She was a daughter of the late Luther and Hannah Honeycutt Phillips and was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Matheson, July 9, 1993, and a brother, Troy Phillips.

  Mrs. Matheson was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

  Survivors include three sisters, Marjorie Bailey, Elizabethton, Carolyn Brace, Maryville, and Shirley Batchelder, Elizabethton, and two brothers, Clyde Phillips and Arvil Phillips, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  MATHESON -- Graveside services for Mrs. Mae Matheson, 81, formerly of 623 West E Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, September 4, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Rodney Bailey officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Dean Batchelder Jr., David Batchelder, James Batchelder, Douglas Bailey, Stephen Brace, Jonathan Brace, Dennis Phillips and the Rev. Rodney Bailey. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday for the graveside services. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Chester T. Little Jr.

  Chester T. "Buck" Little Jr., 61, 106-5 Town View Estates Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Mr. Little was a native of Carter County and a son of Winona Rader Little, Elizabethton, and the late Chester Tillman Little Sr.

  Mr. Little was a 1957 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a former employee of TPI, Johnson City, where he was a Supervisor in the Assembly and Shipping Departments. He was a retired Policeman after 25 years of service with the Elizabethton Police Department, having retired in 1993. He was appointed the Assistant Chief of Police in 1989 where he served until his retirement.

  Mr. Little served six years in the United States Army (including Reserves) in the Military Police. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166 and the Elizabethton Moose Lodge. He attended the Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Vickie Lyons Little; two daughters and a son-in-law, Karen Little Stennett and Stacey and Mike Fleenor, all of Elizabethton; a son, Kevin Little, Nashville; a sister, Christina McClain, Elizabethton; nine grandchildren, Kristin Little Singleton, Rhianon Little, Brandon Little, Autumn Little, Kristen Stennett, Robbie Stennett, Kristopher Stennett, Seth Fleenor and Abbie Fleenor; and a great-granddaughter, Brittany Singleton.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  LITTLE -- Funeral services for Chester T. "Buck" Little Jr., 61, 106-5 Town View Estates Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, September 2, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Street and Mr. Greg Key officiating. Mike Fleenor will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, in the Little Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Sonny Buckles, Tom Hurt, Randy Schuettler, Sid Davidson, Rick McKinney, Ed Alexander, Gene Fleenor and Kenny Hardin. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Humphreys, Ishmael Bishop, Howard Jewett, Bill Crumley, Marvin Watson, Sam Daniels, Douglas "Skip" Taylor, Mike Donnelly, Wayne Markland, Kathy Forbes, Danny Taylor, Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Brian Donovan, Dr. Ahmed A. Khan, Dr. A. Robert Blacky, Tom Bowers, Alfred Mann, Elliott Trivette, Mike Peters, members and former members of the Elizabethton Police Department, the Staff of Johnson City Medical Center and Sycamore Shoals Hospital ICU, and his church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 3, 2000

Mae J. Brewer

  Word has been received by Mame Ruth Elliott, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, of the death of her sister, Mae Jones Brewer, of Conowingo, Md., on Friday, August 18, 2000, who died at the residence of her daughter, Carol Halsey, P.O. Box #3, Conowingo Md., following a long illness.

  Mrs. Brewer was the daughter of the late David and Dema Hamm, of Ash County, N.C. She had lived in Carter County, Tenn., before moving to Maryland. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Garve Jones and Paul Brewer, and by four brothers and three sisters.

  Mrs. Brewer was of the Baptist Faith.

  Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dick Halsey, Conowingo, Md.; a grandson, Frankie Halsey, Boone, N.C.; three granddaughters, Dian, Lorie and Brenda Halsey, all of Conowingo, Md.; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mame Ruth Elliott, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews of North Carolina; a special nephew and his wife, Dr. Jackie and Althea Elliott, of Texas; a host of Elizabethton friends; and a very special friend, Gladys Combs, Elizabethton.

  Graveside services were conducted August 26 in the Brown Cemetery, Creston, N.C.

  Announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.


  Carolee K. Fink

  Carolee Kyker Fink, 70, 2309 Larkspur Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, August 31, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Mrs. Fink was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Carey and Hester Lloyd Kyker.

  Mrs. Fink was a member of University Baptist Church. She retired from Ear, Nose and Throat Associates in 1991.

  Survivors include her husband, Rev. Dr. Melvin Danzle Fink, Johnson City; a daughter, Kimberly Denise Goodwin, Flowery Branch, Ga.; and a sister, Louise Deakins, Gray. Several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive.

  Gray Funeral Home, Gray, (423) 477-3171, is in charge of arrangements.

  FINK -- Funeral services for Carolee Kyker Fink, 70, 2309 Larkspur Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, August 31, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 3, from the Gray Funeral Chapel with the Rev. E.W. Barnes and Dr. Michael Oaks officiating. Interment will follow in the Gray Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the services. Pallbearers will be Don Cox, Charles Cox, Roger Hartman, David Shanks, Bob Sluder and Folsom Givens. Gray Funeral Home, (423) 477-3171, is in charge of arrangements.


Raymond E. Jones

  Raymond Edgar Jones, 78, Brooks Shell Road, Elk Park, N.C., died Friday, September 1, 2000, in a Roan Mountain Nursing Center.

  Mr. Jones was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and a son of the late John W. and Minnie Trivette Jones. He was also preceded in death by a son, Gale Gene Jones, and a grandson, Gabriel Watson.

  Mr. Jones was retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation after 33 years of service, where he was a supervisor and truck driver. He was a member of the Fall Creek Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Eula Norris Jones, of the home; three daughters, Zillia Aldridge, Cherryville, N.C., Phyllis Mottern, Newland, N.C., and Trela Watson, Linville, N.C.; a son, R.L. Jones, Roan Mountain; a sister, Stella Carver, Dallas; a brother, Ronda G. Jones, Banner Elk, N.C.; six grandchildren, Gerald Jones, Melissa Odom, Devon Aldridge, Darin Aldridge, Heather Calvert and Monica Mottern; and one great-grandson, Brandon Odom.

  Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Jones family.

  JONES -- Funeral services for Raymond Edgar Jones, 78, Brooks Shell Road, Elk Park, N.C., who died Friday, September 1, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 3, from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with the Rev. Reed Callahan and the Rev. Junior Carver officiating. Music will be provided by the Ridgeway Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 4, in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mike Smith, Patrick Hayes, Darin Aldridge, Devon Aldridge, Gerald Jones and Nathan Mottern. Honorary pallbearer will be Brandon Odom. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be sent at "Obituaries" at www.funeral-plans.com/reins-sturdivant. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Jones family.

 

Katie McKinney

  Mrs. Katie McKinney, 99, formerly of Route 2, Johnson City, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at NHC Healthcare of Johnson City.

  Mrs. McKinney was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Gather and Maggie Hill Hubbard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George McKinney, in 1986; a son, Otis McKinney; a daughter, Negetha Townsend, in 1979; and by one grandchild, five brothers and four sisters.

  Survivors include two sons, William McKinney, Gray, and Basil McKinney, Bristol, and three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Watson, Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Geraldine Smith, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Shirley Cole, Johnson City. Four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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


Naomi B. Morgan

  Mrs. Naomi B. Morgan, 83, 500 Pine Lane, Johnson City, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Erwin Health Care Center, Erwin, following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Morgan was a native of Yancey County, N.C., and a resident of Johnson City for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Jane Miller Bryant and was also preceded in death by her husband, John H. Morgan, in 1973; two brothers, Kermit Bryant and Harvey Bryant; and four sisters, Dula Hensley, Zola Tipton, Trula Guthrie and Della Peterson.

  Mrs. Morgan was a seamstress with Art Craft Glove Company and was formerly employed with Industrial Garments in Erwin, Leon-Fehrenbach, and Bemberg Corporation in Elizabethton. She was a member of the University Parkway Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a step-daughter, Barbara Carrico, Elizabethton, and a brother, J.C. Bryant, Erwin. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  MORGAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi B. Morgan, 83, 500 Pine Lane, Johnson City, who died Saturday, September 2, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, from the Appalachian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Strother and the Rev. Truman Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.
 

Roy C. Morrell

  Roy Charles Morrell, 63, formerly of 160 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 1, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

  Mr. Morrell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Charlie and Elva Cole Morrell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lonnie Morrell and Clifton Morrell.

  Mr. Morrell was of the Free Will Baptist Faith and was an employee of TPI.

  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Jerry Richardson, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Amy and James Richardson, Elizabethton; and close friends, Wilma and James Braswell, Elizabethton.

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

  MORRELL -- Funeral services for Roy Charles Morrell, 63, formerly of 160 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, who died Friday, September 1, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Mark Street. Interment will be in the Colbaugh Cemetery, Elizabethton, following the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Richardson, Junior Richardson, Randy Morton, Roger Morton, Tim Paruer, Gene Dials, Marvin Dials and James Braswell. Honorary pallbearers will be the nurses and staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Mammie, Jean and Jeanette. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Wilma and James Braswell, 322-1/2 Race Street, Riverview Trailer Park, Lot #7, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Roger E. Radford

  Roger E. Radford, 78, 1386 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 31, 2000, at the home of his daughter, Evelyn Lipford, 621 West C. Street, Elizabethton, following a brief illness.

  Mr. Radford was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Austin and Clercy Waycaster Radford. He was also preceded in death by a son, Allen Radford, and by five brothers and three sisters.

  Mr. Radford was a member of the Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 43 years of service in the machine shop. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.

  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Culler Radford, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Bob Lipford, Elizabethton; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Jane Radford, Elizabethton, Roger Darrell and Gloria Radford, Charlotte, N.C., and Janet Radford, Vale, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Mildred Radford, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, Tonya Jeffers, Jeff Lipford, Shane Radford and Karen Radford, all of Elizabethton, Eugene Radford, Gray, Melissa Reynolds, Macon, Ga., and Tim Roberts, Piney Flats; and four great-grandchildren, Travis and Weston Jeffers, both of Elizabethton, Elizabeth Radford, Gray, and Brian Reynolds, Macon, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  RADFORD -- Funeral services for Roger E. Radford, 78, 1386 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, August 31, 2000, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 2, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Roy Whitson and the Rev. Allen Simerly officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Radford, Bruce Radford, Randy Radford, Larry Radford, Joe Hensley and Frank Culler. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 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, 1386 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Ralph Whitehead

  Ralph Whitehead, 71, 142 Tilson Avenue, Hampton, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at his residence.

  Mr. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Homer and Ruth Pearce Whitehead. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Whitehead Montgomery.

  Mr. Whitehead was employed for 40 years at North American Rayon Corporation in the Dying and Packing Department, and retired after ten years from Snap-on Tools. He was an active member of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Ruby Cates Whitehead; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Eddie Burrow, Elizabethton, and Sharon and Mike Collins, Hampton; three sisters, Pansy Bryan, Boone, N.C., Daisy Wike, Lenoir, N.C., and Clara Simerly, Hampton; a brother, Leonard Whitehead, Fairfax, Va.; and four grandchildren, Michael Collins, April Collins, Matthew Montgomery and Rachel Montgomery. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Ralph Whitehead, 71, 142 Tilson Avenue, Hampton, who died Saturday, September 2, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Peterson officiating. The Crabtree Church Choir will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, September 4, in the Hyder-Pierce Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from the men of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Monday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

     

 

September 1, 2000

Roy C. Morrell

  Roy C. Morrell, 63, formerly of 160 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 1, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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


Iva L. Potter

  Iva Lee Potter, 64, 785 Poga Road, Butler, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Potter was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Willard and Nora Brown Guy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Potter, a daughter, Jackie Potter, a son, Billy Joe Potter, two brothers, Levi Guy and Ed Guy, and a sister, Mae Hollyfield.

  Mrs. Potter was a homemaker and a member of Stout Hill Church of Christ.

  Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Ernie and Rose Potter, Butler, Gene and Georgia Potter, Boone, N.C., and Steve and Patty Potter, Butler; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Henry Harris, Paulette and R.L. Hartley, and Loretta and Jimmy Guy, all of Butler; two brothers, Avery Guy, Boone, N.C., and Claude Guy of Ohio; and five sisters, Betty Jo Heaton, Helen Vines, Rosie Joyner and Louella Smith, all of Hampton, and Orabelle Guy, Hudson, N.C. Eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren also survive.

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

  POTTER -- Funeral services for Iva Lee Potter, 64, 785 Poga Road, Butler, who died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 2, at Stout Hill Church of Christ with Mr. Donnie Cable officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Stout Hill Church of Christ Choir. Graveside services and interment will be held Saturday at Potter Cemetery in the Poga Community, following the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be Carl Cable, Eddie Clawson, Tommy Cable, Jeff Dugger, Bobby Guinn and Johnny Clawson. Mrs. Potter will be taken to the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and R.L. Hartley, 795 Poga Road, Butler, at 3 p.m. Friday where friends may call until 12 noon on Saturday, at which time she will be taken to the church to await the service hour. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Roger Radford

  Roger Radford, 78, 621 West C Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 31, 2000, at his residence.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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


Billie J. Rushing

  Billie June Rushing, 67, 109 W. Walnut Street, Johnson City, died Thursday, August 31, 2000, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain.

  Mrs. Rushing was a native of Johnson City, where she had lived most of her life. She was a daughter of Mabel Brinkley Babb, Johnson City, and the late Bill Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy E. Rushing Sr., in 1992.

  Mrs. Rushing was a retired supervisor with Wal-Mart, Elizabethton, and a member of the Tacoma Church of God.

  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Billy E. Rushing Jr., Johnson City, and a daughter, Sharon J. Miller, Cartersville, Ga. Four 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.

  RUSHING -- Funeral services for Billie June Rushing, 67, 109 W. Walnut Street, Johnson City, who died Thursday, August 31, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, September 4, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Absher officiating. Interment will follow graveside serices at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with the procession leaving Morris-Baker at 10:30 a.m. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. The men of Tacoma Church of God will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.