September 29, 2000

Edward F. Brosenne

   Edward F. Brosenne, 80, 1805 Watercrest Circle, Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of 1306 Oxford Place, Johnson City, died Thursday, September 28, 2000, at the Brittany House, Marietta, Ga., after a brief illness.
   Mr. Brosenne was a native of Catonsville, Md., and a son of the late Henry J. and Beulah Stromberg Brosenne. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Mayes Brosenne, October 21, 1984, a son, John Edward Brosenne, and a grandson.
   Mr. Brosenne had lived a number of years in Johnson City before going to Georgia in December 1999. He was employed as Production Manager at Mayes Brothers Tool Manufacturing Company, Johnson City, until his retirement in 1986. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II and the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Johnson City.
   Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Watson, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Diane Limberakis, Tampa, Fla.; a son, Michael Thomas Brosenne, Grafton, W.Va.; three sisters, Catherine Ann Fisher and Margaret Hamilton, both of Catonsville, Md., and Irene Sears, Tucker, Ga.; a brother, Thomas Brosenne, Las Vegas, Nev.; and three grandchildren, Michael Brosenne, Stefan Limberakis and Julie Brosenne.
   Mr. Brosenne will be returned to Johnson City for funeral services and interment. Arrangements will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Arthene Carden

   Arthene Carden, 69, 433 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 28, 2000, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Carden was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Jackson and Lizzie Williams Bowers.
   Mrs. Carden was an employee of Dino's Restaurant for a number of years. She was a member of Nidiffer's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Hoover Carden; a daughter, Penny Rosenboro, Bristol; a brother, Stanley Darrell Bowers, Elizabethton; and two grandchildren, Ashton Rosenboro and Jayden Rosenboro.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARDEN -- Funeral services for Arthene Carden, 69, 433 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, September 28, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Edd Davis and the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Interment will be in the Old Horseshoe Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, will be Fain Bowers, Allen Bowers, Doug Richardson, Millard Bowers, Sherrill Bowers, Ernest Bowers, Carl Anderson and Steve Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Pine Ridge Care Center and former employees of Dino's Restaurant. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the service hour at 11 a.m. Friends may also call at the residence of her sister-in-law, Eliza Bowers, 108 Tokibe Street, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Arlie Cole

   Arlie Cole, 87, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 28, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Grace B. Joseph

   Mrs. Grace B. Joseph, 71, Hathburn Drive, Rockwood, Tenn., died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at Roane Medical Center.
   Mrs. Joseph was an employee of Gateway Cleaners and a member of Asbury Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Kate Bowers, a brother, Carl Bowers, and a sister, Ruth Taylor.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Benny T. and Karen Joseph, Kingston; two daughters, Susan J. Bowen, Techachapi, Calif., and Terri J. Jackson, Harriman; grandchildren, Jason and Justin Joseph, Amanda and Rebecca Bowen, Edgar Hunt Jr. and Samantha Jackson; three brothers, Floyd Bowers, Filmore Bowers and Charles Bowers, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Effie Buckles, Elizabethton, and Wanda Bise, Hampton; and a special friend, Owen Gibson, Oak Ridge.
   Graveside services and interment will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, September 29, in the Bowers Cemetery in Elizabethton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, Kingston.
   Evans Mortuary of Rockwood (865) 354-2600, is serving the family of Mrs. Joseph.
  

Eula M. Wilson

   Eula M. Wilson, 93, of Florida Baptist Retirement Center, died there Friday, September 29, 2000.
   Ms. Wilson will be returned to Elizabethton for services which are incomplete.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

September 28, 2000

Bruce E. Carter Sr.

   Bruce E. Carter Sr., 80, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of the Lynn Valley Community, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Carter was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Frank and Lucy Estep Carter. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mona Mae McQueen Carter, April 21, 1962, two sisters, Charlotte Jackson and Zelma Crawford, and two brothers, Ray and Bronson Carter.
   Mr. Carter was a member of Siam Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the 3rd Army under General Patton. He was a life member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166.
   Survivors include a daughter, Linda Carter, Mt. Juliet; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Jr. and Susie Cable Carter, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Mona Carter, Casper, Wyo., Brian Chad Carter, with the U.S. Army, Kevin Myhand, Nashville, and Eric Carter, Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clarence "Bounce" Carter and George Carter, both of Elizabethton, and Bob Carter, Johnson City; and two sisters, Nell Gagliano, New Orleans, La., and Ruth Howell, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   CARTER -- Funeral services for Bruce E. Carter Sr., 80, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of the Lynn Valley Community, who died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Roddy and the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Patty Eggers, soloist. Interment will follow in the Vaughn Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class of Siam Baptist Church, Allen Goodwin and Austin Goodwin. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of his son, Bruce Carter Jr., 2380 Siam Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Edith N. Guy

   Edith N. Guy, East Rowland, Madison Heights, Mich., died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at St. Joseph West Mercy Hospital, Clinton Township, Mich.
   Ms. Guy was a native of Carter County and had been a resident of Michigan for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Roosevelt Guy, in 1992, and her mother and step-father, Lesta Ward and Amos Ward.
   Ms. Guy was a retired supervisor of Sanders Bakery in Michigan. She was a member of Piney Grove Christian Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Lynda Guy, Dearborn, Mich.; grandchildren, Karen Guy, Sterling, Colo., Ryan Frank Guy, Sarah Elizabeth Guy, Jeni Shore, and David Shore and his wife, Jesse, all of Dearborn, Mich.; a great-grandson, David M. Shore, Dearborn, Mich.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Reba Ellen and Paul Brown, Juanita Harmon and Carl Ratliff, and Alma and J.B. Mathes, all of Elizabethton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Darrell and Nancy Harmon, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   GUY -- Funeral services for Edith N. Guy, East Rowland, Madison Heights, Mich., who died Saturday, September 23, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September 29, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Paul Brown, J.B. Mathes, George Williamson, David Shore, Danny Brown and Darin Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be special friends and neighbors in Michigan, Randy Harmon, Callie Miller, Betty Matthews, Lora L. Weiss, R.N. O.C.N., Joe Morris and Carl Ratliff. 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 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of a sister, Alma Mathes, 1712 West G. Street, Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, 37040 Garfield, Clinton Township, Mich., 48036. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Rosa M. Norwood


   Rosa Marie (Buttercup) Norwood, 61, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 308 A Southview Circle, died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Norwood was a native of Piedmont, W.Va., living most of her life in Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Sam Willie and Viola Forney Hairston.
   Mrs. Norwood was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include five daughters, Vickie Henderson, Patricia Norwood and Vivian Norwood, all of Elizabethton, Bonnie Henderson, Hampton, Va., and Audrey Norwood, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sons, Joseph Allen Norwood and Jamie Jose Norwood, both of Elizabethton, and Gregory Love, Morristown; a sister, Margaret Stewart, Toledo, Ohio; four brothers, Leroy Parsons, Roanoke, Va., Freddie McKenzie, Charleston, W.Va., John Hairston and Joe McKenzie, both of Princeton, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her extended family, members of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Dr. Clarence Spannuth.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

September 27, 2000

Audrey M. Freeman

   Audrey Mae Freeman, 79, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Freeman was a native of Sharon, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Elvis Henry and Lilly Mae Erwin Morris. She was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Lee Freeman, a daughter, Brenda Faye Freeman, and by a sister and four brothers.
   Mrs. Freeman had lived in Elizabethton since 1996. She was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church of Sharon, Tenn.
   Survivors include her husband, Spurgell Burton Freeman, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton; a daughter, Kaye Smith, Hampton; a son, Roy Gene Freeman, Palatine, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren, including Kathy Polk, Elizabethton, and Travis Moles, with the U.S. Navy, stationed in California. Several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FREEMAN -- Funeral services for Audrey Mae Freeman, 79, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 30, at Gardner Funeral Home, Sharon, Tenn. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Gardner Funeral Home, Sharon, Tenn., (901) 456-2300, from 12 noon Friday until the service hour. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Edith N. Guy

   Edith N. Guy, East Rowland, Madison Heights, Mich., died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at St. Joseph West Mercy Hospital, Clinton Township, Mich.
   Ms. Guy was a native of Carter County and had been a resident of Michigan for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Roosevelt Guy, in 1992, and her mother and step-father, Lesta Ward and Amos Ward.
   Ms. Guy was a retired supervisor of Sanders Bakery in Michigan. She was a member of Piney Grove Christian Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Lynda Guy, Dearborn, Mich.; grandchildren, Karen Guy, Sterling, Colo., Ryan Frank Guy, Sarah Elizabeth Guy, Jeni Shore, and David Shore and his wife, Jesse, all of Dearborn, Mich.; a great-grandson, David M. Shore, Dearborn, Mich.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Reba Ellen and Paul Brown, Juanita Harmon and Carl Ratliff, and Alma and J.B. Mathes, all of Elizabethton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Darrell and Nancy Harmon, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   GUY -- Funeral services for Edith N. Guy, East Rowland, Madison Heights, Mich., who died Saturday, September 23, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September 29, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Paul Brown, J.B. Mathes, George Williamson, David Shore, Danny Brown and Darin Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be special friends and neighbors in Michigan, Randy Harmon, Callie Miller, Betty Matthews, Lora L. Weiss, R.N. O.C.N., Joe Morris and Carl Ratliff. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of a sister, Alma Mathes, 1712 West G. Street, Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, 37040 Garfield, Clinton Township, Mich., 48036. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Commodore B. Johnson Sr.

   Commodore Benjamin (C.B.) Johnson Sr., 88, 800 Jordan Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Johnson was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had made his home in Carter County since 1933. He was a son of the late Ivory Marvin and Nainie Cuthbertson Johnson and was also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
   Mr. Johnson was a member of Crossnore Baptist Church but had attended Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church for over 65 years. He was a retail merchant of C.B. Johnson's Friendly Home Furnishings in Elizabethton for over 38 years.
   He was Past President of the Carter County Chamber of Commerce, Past President of Carter County Community Chest, a 50-year member and Past Worshipful Master of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM, a 33deg. Mason, a York Rite and Scottish Rite Mason, a charter member of the Jericho Shrine Temple, and Past Dad Advisor for the Order of DeMolay.
   Mr. Johnson had conducted over 1100 Masonic funerals in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina for 26 different Masonic Lodges for a period of over 53 years.
   Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mittie Belle Franklin Johnson, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ben E. and Carolyn Johnson, Elizabethton, and C.B. Jr. and Penny Johnson, Cashiers, N.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Norm Flynn, Loveland, Ohio, and Linda and George Hogan, Asheville, N.C.; three granddaughters, Jeana Swanson, Phillippi, W.Va., Brittany Johnson, Atlanta, Ga., and Mamie Hogan, Asheville, N.C.; six grandsons, Jeff and Joe Mink, both of Bristol, Va., Rev. Randy Johnson and Rick Johnson, both of Elizabethton, Matthew Ward, Charlotte, N.C., and Christopher Johnson, Atlanta, Ga.; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie L. Johnson, Ruskin, Fla., and Cecil Johnson, Hudson, N.C.; and two sisters, Leoma Franklin, Elesmere, Del., and Marie Hathaway, Knoxville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Commodore Benjamin (C.B.) Johnson Sr., 88, 800 Jordan Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Johnson and Mr. Hugh Hatfield, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of his son, Ben E. Johnson, and his daughter, Bonnie Flynn. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 29, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating and Masonic Services conducted by Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Mink, Rev. Randy Johnson, Joe Mink, Rick Johnson, Matthew Ward, Christopher Johnson and Greg Swanson. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class, cooking buddies and all the men of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, Jim Riddle and Ray Franklin, R.V. Brown, Don Tetrick, Jim Presnell, members of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM and all members of all Masonic bodies, all former members of the Order of DeMolay, Rev. D.C. Byrd, Rev. Darrell Dugger, Rev. Wayne Carr, Rev. Charlie Trivette, Rev. Raymond Whitehead and area ministers, former patients of the Shriner's Children's Hospital, Dr. Daniel Paul, Nurses and Staff of House Call Home Healthcare and House Call Hospice, Junella Hardin, Gilbert Hardin, Rev. Lester MacKinnon, a special sister-in-law, Mildred Vaughn, and special friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church at 10:45 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence, 800 Jordan Road, Elizabethton, at any time. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Building Fund of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 8, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or the Shriner's Children's Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C., 29605. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Rosa M. Norwood

   Rosa Marie (Buttercup) Norwood, 61, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 308 A Southview Circle, died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Norwood was a native of Piedmont, W.Va., living most of her life in Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Sam Willie and Viola Forney Harrison.
   Mrs. Norwood was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include five daughters, Vickie Anderson, Patricia Norwood and Vivian Norwood, all of Elizabethton, Bonnie Henderson, Hampton, Va., and Audrey Norwood, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sons, Joseph Allen Norwood and Jamie Jose Norwood, both of Elizabethton, and Gregory Love, Morristown; a sister, Margaret Stewart, Toledo, Ohio; four brothers, Leroy Parsons, Roanoke, Va., Freddie McKenzie, Charleston, W.Va., John Harrison and Joe McKenzie, both of Princeton, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her extended family, members of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Dr. Clarence Spannuth.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   NORWOOD -- Funeral services for Rosa Marie (Buttercup) Norwood, 61, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 308 A Southview Circle, who died Sunday, September 24, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Milligan officiating. Music will be under the direction of the St. Paul United Methodist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 30, in the Gardner Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Billy Bowers, Buddy Watson, John Young, Earl Taylor, George Susong, Steve Wagner, David Hill and Teddy Avery. Honorary pallbearers will be Northeast Tennessee Transportation Services, Michelle Eldridge and Dr. Clarence Spannuth. Everyone will meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Friends may also call at the home of a daughter, Patricia Norwood, 110 Hobart Hyder Road, Lot No. 22, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, Md. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

"Rae" Delvin Oakes

   OAKES -- Funeral services for Mrs. "Rae" Delvin Oakes, 91, of Milligan College, have been changed to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Hopwood Christian Church. Interment will follow in the Milligan College Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 29. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

September 26, 2000

C.B. Johnson Sr.

  
C.B. Johnson Sr., 88, 800 Jordan Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 26, 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


Toby A. Moore

  
Toby Allen Moore, 20, 1142 Huffine Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident.
   Mr. Moore was a native of Washington County and the son of Jimmie Saylor, Jonesborough, and Tammy Sue Sauls, Johnson City.
   Mr. Moore was employed at Perma "R" Products as an equipment operator. He was a member of the Valley View Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his step-father, Jerry Wayne Edward Sauls, Johnson City; two step-brothers, Jerry Wayne Edward Sauls II and Anthony Brian Sauls, both of Telford; his maternal grandmother, Charlotte Mercer, Jonesborough; and his paternal step-grandmother, Brenda Booth, Johnson City. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MOORE -- Funeral services for Toby Allen Moore, 20, 1142 Huffine Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, September 24, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with the Rev. William Hicks Caskey officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 28, at Telford Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alfred Fitzgerald, Butch Berical, Phillip Brown, Troy Lambert, Randy Fox, Joey Tittle, Matthew Alexander and Daniel Alexander. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa M. Norwood

  
Rosa Marie (Buttercup) Norwood, 61, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 308 A Southview Circle, died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Norwood was a native of Piedmont, W.Va., having lived most of her life in Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Sam Willie and Viola Forney Harrison.
   Mrs. Norwood was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include five daughters, Vickie Anderson, Patricia Norwood and Vivian Norwood, all of Elizabethton, Bonnie Henderson, Hampton, Va., and Audrey Norwood, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sons, Joseph Allen Norwood and Jamie Jose Norwood, both of Elizabethton, and Gregory Love, Morristown; a sister, Margaret Stewart, Toledo, Ohio; four brothers, Leroy Parsons, Roanoke, Va., Freddie McKenzie, Charleston, W.Va., John Harrison and Joe McKenzie, both of Princeton, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her extended family, the members of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Dr. Clarence Spannuth.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  
  

September 25, 2000

Finley B. Caraway

   Finley Brooks Caraway, 75, formerly of 289 Walnut Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Roan Highland Nursing Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Avery County, N.C., and a resident of Carter County most of his life, he was the son of the late Joseph William and Cora Estelle Johnson Caraway.
   He was baptized in the Church of Christ. Mr. Caraway was a retired truck driver and employee of Underwood and Weld Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Destie Potter Caraway of the home; two daughters and one son-in-law, Gale and Gary King of Fall Branch and Brenda Joyce Akers of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randall B. and Donna Caraway and Michael D. and Pamela Caraway, all of Roan Mountain; six sisters, Frances Mitchell of Oregon, Winnie Kelisak, Ruby Gee, Betty Jo Chocalas and Ruthie Mae Carlisle, all of Illinois, and Lola Cox of Roan Mountain; three brothers, William Alfred Caraway of Roan Mountain, Elzy Caraway of Elizabethton, and Wayne Caraway of Oregon; nine grandchildren, including one special grandson, Paul L. Winebarger of Elizabethton; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick.
  
   CARAWAY -- Funeral services for Finley Brooks Caraway, 75, formerly of 289 Walnut Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, who did Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with Mr. Mark Cartier and Mr. Ed devaluate, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Jones Cemetery on Buck Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Oakes, Floyd Odom, Terry Oakes, Robert Cox, Christopher Oakes and Paul E. Winebarger. Honorary pallbearers will be Crawford Potter, Stover Potter, Conley Miller, Ralph Potter and Henry Jones, Jr. Everyone will meet at 10:55 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at the cemetery for the graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Sept. 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, or at the residence, at 289 Walnut Mountain Road, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick.


Roger W. Clark


   Roger William Clark, 66, 205 Lonesome Dove Lane, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at his residence following a short illness.
   Mr. Clark was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late Samuel Alfred and Juanita Odom Clark. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Clark, and two brothers, Rex and Ivan Clark.
   Mr. Clark was a retired truck driver with Underwood-Weld with 14 years of service and a former driver with Tri-State Container with 30 years of service. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Nancy Smith Clark, of the home; two sons, Roger Bradley Clark, Somerville, Ala., and S. Wayne Clark, Elizabethton; two daughters, Vickie K. Lewis, Bristol, and Robin L. Williams, Elizabethton; a brother, Dennis Clark, Hampton; and seven sisters, June Bise, Hampton, Jay Ellison and Audrey Jenkins, both of Elizabethton, Opal Shell, Roan Mountain, Eunice Garrett, Kingsport, Janice Leonard, Bristol, Va., and Kathryn Rimmer, Blountville. Eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   CLARK -- Funeral services for Roger William Clark, 66, 205 Lonesome Dove Lane, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, September 24, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Witt officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett and Brian Wilson, soloists, and David Arney, organist. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, in the Garden of the Last Supper at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Chuck Williams, Joshua Williams, Richard Lewis, Phillip Lewis, Dennis Clark, Roy Snyder, Robert Harkey and Roger Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Sue Prill, Dr. Michael Baron, Dr. Roger McSharry, Wendy Vogel and the employees of Underwood-Weld Trucking Company. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Immanuel Baptist Church, 205 Hunter Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Those desiring to attend the graveside service will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Nola E. Guy

   Mrs. Nola Edith Guy, 79, East Rowland, Madison Heights, Mich., died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at Saint Joseph West Hospital in Michigan.
   Mrs. Guy will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral services and interment which are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Mary J. Holdway

 
  Mrs. Mary Jane Holdway, 71, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of Rt. 2, Hampton, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, in the nursing home following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Holdway was a native of Carter County and a former resident of Bristol, Tenn., and Bristol, Va. She was a daughter of the late Cleve and Annie May Holley Whitehead. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Ingle, in 1960, by her second husband, Steven David Holdway, by one brother and one sister.
   She was of the Free Will Baptist faith.
   Survivors include one son, Clevie Ingle, Abingdon, Va., three daughters, Helen Kay Stewart, Abingdon, Va., Orpha Holdway, Hillsview, Va., and Leisa S. Davis, Raleigh, N.C., three brothers, Martin Whitehead, Whitesburg, Ga., Dave Whitehead, San Diego, Calif., and Joe Whitehead, Roan Mountain, Tenn., four sisters, Orpha Norris, Watauga, Hazel Oliver, Elizabethton, Ethel Childers, Hampton, and Geneva Smalling, Watauga, five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HOLDWAY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Holdway, 71, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, who died Saturday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Oliver and Mr. Robert D. Smalling officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Whitehead Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Nadine R. Nolen

   Mrs. Nadine Richardson Nolen, 76, 1011 Mountain View Road, Erwin, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   Mrs. Nolen was an Eidson, Tenn., native, but lived most of her life in Erwin. She was a daughter of the late Newt and jessie Johnson Richardson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nolen was preceded in death by her husband, C.C. "Carlisle" Nolen, Jr., in 1990, one infant daughter, Michael Nolen, two brothers, L.B. Richardson and Charles C. Richardson, and one sister, Norma Rutledge.
   Mrs. Nolen retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse after 30 years of service. She was a member of Erwin Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the Order of Eastern Star, Erwin.
   Survivors include four daughters, Sandra C. Levotch, Jonesborough,Tenn., Myra P. Lewis, Clarksville, Tenn., Leslie "Seppy" Light, Church Hill, Tenn., and Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Hillick, Atlanta, Ga., two brothers, James Richardson and Kyle Richardson, both of Rogersville, Tenn., one sister, Shirley Graham, Rogersville, Tenn., eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 743-1390, 1015 North Main Street, Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   NOLEN -- Funeral service for Mrs. Nadine Richardson Nolen, 76, Erwin, who died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Erwin Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Toombs H. Kay will officiate. Music will be provided by Nancy K. Bogart. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends and relatives. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Other survivors include sons-in-law Nestor Levotch, Dean Lewis, Ronald W. Light, Sr., and Tracy Hillick, sisters-in-law Jean Richardson and Joyce Richardson, and one brother-in-law, John Graham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribtuions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, 8925 Leesburg pike, Vienna, VA 22184, or to the General Memorial Fund, Erwin Presbyterian Church, P.O.Box 530, Erwin, Tn 37650. Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 743-1390, 1015 North Main Street, Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Rose M. Norwood

   Mrs. Rose Marie Norwood, 61, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 308A Southview Circle, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


"Rae" D. Oakes

   Mrs. "Rae" Delvin Oakes, 91, #5 Frank Oakes Drive, Milligan College, died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at Appalachian Christian Village following a short illness.
   Mrs. Oakes was a native of Benton, Wis., and had lived at Milligan College since 1931. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Emily Snow Delvin and was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Oakes, in 1992, a daughter, Barbara Oakes Baker, and by four brothers, five sisters and a great-grandson.
   Mrs. Oakes was retired from Jellico Wholesale Grocery. She was a very active member of the Hopwood Christian Church and was also a member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens.
   Survivors include a son, Rodney D. Oakes Sr., Milligan College; a daughter, Sara Oakes Moore, Johnson City; and two special daughters, Betty A. Burleson, Watauga, and Clarice Burleson Wilkinson, Prescott, Ariz. Eleven grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   OAKES -- Funeral services for Mrs. "Rae" Delvin Oakes, 91, #5 Frank Oakes Drive, Milligan College, who died Saturday, September 23, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Hopwood Christian Church with Mr. Tim Ross, minister, officiating. Music will be by Roy Hampton, soloist, and Mrs. Carolyn Walker, organist. Interment will follow in the Milligan College Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Richard Moore, Frank Moore, Peter Moore, David Moore, Del Oakes and Joey Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 29. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Oakes requested that memorials be made to the Hopwood Christian Church, Care Fund, Milligan College, Tenn. 37682. Mrs. Oakes will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 30, to lie in state. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

September 19, 2000

Maude B. Bowman

  Maude Burchfield Bowman, 92, 520 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at the residence of a daughter, Nanette Bowman VanDyke, after an extended illness.

  Mrs. Bowman was a native of Cleveland, Va., and a daughter of the late William Crockett and Sarah Ann Clark Burchfield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George W. Bowman, October 12, 1993, a sister, Delia Shipley Nave, and a brother, Nat Burchfield.

  Mrs. Bowman had lived in Elizabethton most of her life. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, attended Milligan College and East Tennessee State College, and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master's Degree in Education. She taught in the Elizabethton City School System for 42 years. She was Principal at Harold McCormick School for several years and taught in the Education Department at the University of Tennessee for seven years.

  She was a member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton and a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class and the Volunteer Circle of the church. She was a member of the Sycamore Chapter #163, Order of Eastern Star, the Elizabethton Women's Club, and the University of Tennessee Alumni Association.

  Mrs. Bowman was instrumental in starting the Kindergarten program in the Elizabethton City School System. She was also instrumental in the starting of the Elizabethton Teachers Credit Union.

  Survivors include two daughters, Nanette Bowman VanDyke, with whom she made her home, and Patsy Austin, Elizabethton; a niece, Mary Burchfield Blevins, Elizabethton; and two nephews, Randall Bruce Shipley, and his wife, Sarah, Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, and Nat "Buddy" Burchfield, and his wife, Ellen, Huntsville, Ala. Several grandchildren also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  BOWMAN -- Graveside services for Maude Burchfield Bowman, 92, 520 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, September 17, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, in the Highland Cemetery with Mr. Donald B. Marshall and Mr. John H. Smith, ministers, officiating. Interment will follow the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer and the Men's Sunday School Class of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Nanette Bowman VanDyke, 520 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Bowman to the Improvement Fund of First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Anna L. Collins

  Anna L. "Granny" Collins, 93, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, formerly of 151 Grindstaff Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.

  Mrs. Collins was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Rogan and Jane Lowe Pierce. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Collins, in 1997; three daughters, Helen Phillips, Pauline Odom and Louise Grindstaff; seven brothers, Henry, Nick, Bill, Dorsey, Robert, Paul and Worley Pierce; and two sisters, Lissie Hayes and Blonnie Elliott.

  Mrs. Collins was a former employee of the Bemberg Corporation and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a step-son and his wife, J.L. and Edna Collins, Elizabethton, and a step-daughter, Cora Glover, Cleveland, Ohio. Five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  COLLINS -- Graveside services for Anna L. "Granny" Collins, 93, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, formerly of 151 Grindstaff Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, September 17, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be Jason Estep, Adam Grindstaff, Robert Pierce, S.M. Estep, Clyde Peters, Nathan Whitburn, Terry Glover and Larry Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Pierce, Carroll Grindstaff, Howard Grindstaff, Sanford Peters, Dallas Peters and her friends and extended family of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 18, 2000

Maude B. Bowman

  Mrs. Maude Burchfield Bowman died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at the residence of her daughter, Nanette Bowman VanDyke, 520 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, after an extended illness.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Trina C. Brown

  Mrs. Trina Campbell Brown, 90, 454 Main Street, Butler, died Friday, September 15, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Brown was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Finley and Irma Hogarth Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ree R. Brown, July 9, 1986, and a brother, Elgin Campbell.

  Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Watauga Academy and attended East Tennessee State College. She was a retired school teacher, having taught for 33 years in Johnson and Carter counties. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a member of Butler Baptist Church.

  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, R.E. and Charlotte Brown, Butler, and two grandchildren, Scott Brown and Amanda Brown Howard. Two great-grandchildren also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  BROWN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Trina Campbell Brown, 90, 454 Main Street, Butler, who died Friday, September 15, 2000, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. The Pilgrims Journey will provide the music. Interment will be in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, will be Clayton Brown, Larry Tester, Ivan Brown, Jimmy Brown, James Dugger and Taylor Farthing. Honorary pallbearers will be J.L. Walsh, Glen "Bud" McCloud, Bob Cable, George Campbell and Darrell Campbell. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, R.E. and Charlotte Brown, 406 Main Street, Butler. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Robert K. Campbell

  Robert Kenneth Campbell, 68, 491 East Fourth Avenue, Watauga, died Friday, September 15, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and a son of Mrs. Nora Johnson Campbell, Elizabethton, and the late George J. Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elva Lee Saylor Campbell, December 21, 1998.

  Mr. Campbell retired as a Tech Sergeant from the United States Air Force. He served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post in Bluff City. He served as a Security Guard with Employers Security of Knoxville until his retirement in 1993 and was a member of the Watauga Christian Church.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter and son-in-law, Jana Lisa and Dennis Hicks, Watauga; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joey and Paula Campbell, Bluff City, and Jeffrey and Janiece Campbell, Johnson City; a sister, Phyllis Taylor, Johnson City; two brothers, Fred Campbell and Donald Campbell, both of Elizabethton; four granddaughters, Kristen Hicks, Kendra Hicks, Bethany Campbell and Ashley Kate Campbell; a step-granddaughter, Ashley May; and a step-grandson, Ryan May. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Robert Kenneth Campbell, 68, 491 East Fourth Avenue, Watauga, who died Friday, September 15, 2000, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, September 18, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Interment will be in the Thompson Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers and Military Graveside Honors will be accorded by the Burial Detail from Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, S.C. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Potter, Brownie Lee Phipps, Charles Brubaker, Larry Hammons, Dr. Clifford Wiegand, Dr. Clarence Spannuth, Dr. Leslie W. Panus, Dr. Herman Snyder, Ronald Lackas and the Nurses and Staff of the FMC Dialysis Center. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Jana Lisa and Dennis Hicks, 350 East Fifth Avenue, Watauga. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Anna P. Collins

  Mrs. Anna P. Collins, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of Grindstaff Hollow, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Roger D. Gilbert

  Roger Dean Gilbert, 52, 840 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, in Roan Mountain.

  Mr. Gilbert was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Wilford J. "Gib" and Dora Hopson Gilbert. He was also preceded in death by two twin brothers, Roy and Charles Gilbert.

  Mr. Gilbert was a carpenter and was of the Baptist Faith.

  Survivors include his wife, Tammy L. Gilbert, of the home; three daughters and a son-in-law, Crystal Gilbert, of the home, Sonya Gilbert, Montezuma, N.C., and Becky and Ray Burleson, Roaring Creek, N.C.; three sisters, Janet Anderson of Kentucky, Linda Gilbert of Indiana, and Dixie Holt of Florida; two brothers, Sydney Gilbert and Roby Hopson, both of Roan Mountain; two granddaughters, Maekayla Burleson and Kimberly Burleson, both of Roaring Creek, N.C.; a special aunt, "Granny Mart" Martha Campbell; special cousins of the Martha Campbell Family; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  GILBERT -- Funeral services for Roger Dean Gilbert, 52, 840 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jim Storie and the Rev. Gerald Holly officiating. Music was under the direction of Patty Honeycutt, organist, and Linda Campbell, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Isaacs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Norm Ashley, Carl Irick, Rick Arnett, Cecil Fields, Charlie Potter and Robert Fields. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Irick and Bart Irick. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside services. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence or at the home of Martha Campbell, 228 Martha Campbell Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Grace R. Pierce

  Grace R. Pierce, 71, 548 Piercetown Road, Butler, died Friday, September 15, 2000, at the home of a daughter, Kathy Potter, 423 Pine Street, Butler, following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Pierce was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Emerald and Winnie Wilson Robinson. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Glen, Ray, Delmer and J.D. Robinson.

  Mrs. Pierce was a member of Little Doe Baptist Church and a retired employee of Burlington Industries. She was a member of the Butler Chapter #218 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

  Survivors include a son, Terry Pierce, Butler; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Arbie Pierce, Mountain City, Ann and Melvin Huyard and Kathy and Vaughn Potter, all of Butler; a grandson, Kevin Pierce, Butler; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Christie and Walter Vines, Butler; two brothers, Elmer Robinson, Pulaski, Va., and Selmer Robinson, Butler; five sisters, Edna Kyte and Shirley Norris, both of Butler, Bonnie Rash, Bristol, Fern Stalcup, Johnson City, and Faye Fritts, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jackie Fritts, Butler.

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

  PIERCE -- Funeral services for Grace R. Pierce, 71, 548 Piercetown Road, Butler, who died Friday, September 15, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Doug Hinshaw officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Jan Hinshaw. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 18, at Rambo Cemetery in Butler. Active pallbearers will be Jim Campbell, Randy Pierce, Jackie Pierce, Melvin Huyard, Vaughn Potter and Walter Vines. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, Johnson City Medical Center - Hospice Organization, Dr. Floyd Barker and Dr. Ray Lamb. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. 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, Kathy Potter, 423 Pine Street, Butler, at any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Johnson County Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Trula Muse, 239 Sunset Drive, Mountain City, Tenn. 37683. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 
Ruric N. Sampson Jr.

  Ruric N. "Buddy" Sampson Jr., 81, 315 East "I" Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

  Mr. Sampson was a native of Bennettsville, S.C., and had lived in Elizabethton since 1930. He was a son of the late Ruric N. Sr. and Marion Orrell Sampson and was also preceded in death by three sisters, Maude Sampson, Doris Wheeler and Bette Monroe, and a brother, David Sampson.

  Mr. Sampson was a retired Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Department of Holston Valley Hospital with 40 years of service and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving as a medic. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Kingsport.

  Survivors include two sisters, Margaret S. Given, Elizabethton, and Louise Byron, Wheeling, W.Va.; a brother, John Sampson, Hampton, Va.; and a local nephew, Geddie Monroe, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews.

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

  SAMPSON -- A graveside funeral service for Ruric N. "Buddy" Sampson Jr., 81, 315 East "I" Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, September 16, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, in the Sermon on the Mount section of Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Music will be by Brooks Monroe on the keyboard. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday. Everyone desiring to attend the graveside service will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy


William C. Simpson

  William C. "Bill" Simpson, 82, 110 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 15, 2000, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

  Mr. Simpson was a native of Pennsylvania, having lived in Carter County for the last eight and one-half years. He was the son of the late John and Myrtle Willard Simpson and was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

  Mr. Simpson was a member of East Side Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee. He retired from the Department of the Army and was a member of the D.A.V., American Legion and V.F.W. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Germany Invasion, and received a Purple Heart.

  Survivors include his wife, Matilda Jean Lynch Simpson, of the home, and several nieces and nephews.

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

  SIMPSON -- Memorial services for William C. "Bill" Simpson, 82, 110 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, who died Friday, September 15, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, September 18, at East Side Baptist Church with Dr. Dwight Hobbs officiating. Music will be under the direction of Barbara Duncan. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, prior to the service hour. Friends may also call at the residence, 110 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. A special thanks to the members of East Side Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East Side Baptist Church, 1509 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Jennifer M. Thomas

  Jennifer Michelle "Jenny" Thomas, 24, 410 South Church Street, Mountain City, died Thursday, September 14, 2000, at her residence.

  Miss Thomas was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of June Holloway Thomas and James Thomas, both of Mountain City.

  Miss Thomas was an employee of Ryan's Family Steakhouse, Johnson City, and a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

  Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two brothers, Doug Thomas and Brad Thomas, both of the home, and a special friend, Doug Tallarico, Greer, S.C. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

  Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.

  THOMAS -- Funeral services for Jennifer Michelle "Jenny" Thomas, 24, 410 South Church Street, Mountain City, who went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2000, were held at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 16, from the chapel of Percy-Hux Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Brown and Mr. Eddie Eldreth officiating. Music was by Mr. Eddie Eldreth. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Sunset Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Doc Swift, Don Matheson, Jason Guy, John Hacker, Jimmy Phipps, Eric Clawson, Shane Matherly and Keith Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Don Tarr, Dr. Ben Furman, Dr. Yvonne Mack, Dr. Flint Gray, the staff of Seby Jones Cancer Center, employees and customers of Ryan's Family Steakhouse, Haynes Jenkins, Roy Dunn, the staff of House Call Hospice and all those who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 410 South Church Street, Mountain City, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at percyhux@preferred.com. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.

 

September 15, 2000

Garfield Barnett

  Garfield Barnett, 78, 1206 W. Main Street, Johnson City, died Thursday, September 14, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a short illness.

  Mr. Barnett was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late Monroe and Lucy Barnett. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nell Hill Barnett, in 1983, a son, Jimmy Barnett, a grandson, Phillip Barnett, two brothers, Frank and Bud, and a sister.

  Mr. Barnett was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. He was a retired auto mechanic and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

  Survivors include three sons, Bill Barnett, Richard Barnett and Jerry L. Barnett, all of Johnson City; a daughter, Judy Kelley, Johnson City; and two sisters, Sylvia Wilson and Elvia Mae "Sis" Simmons, both of Johnson City. Nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  BARNETT -- Funeral services for Garfield Barnett, 78, 1206 W. Main Street, Johnson City, who died Thursday, September 14, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 18, in the Barnett Cemetery, Sinking Creek Community, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be Bryan Barnett, Bradley Barnett, Richard Barnett, Charlie Alexander, Freddy Barnett and Andy Alexander. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Jerry L. Barnett, 129 Shadybrook Drive, Johnson City, at any time. Those desiring to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 
Celia A. Campbell

  Celia Ann Campbell, 34, 2439 Amber Street, Knoxville, died unexpectedly Thursday, September 14, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Knoxville.

  Ms. Campbell was a native of Carter County and the daughter of J.C. Campbell, Roan Mountain, and Mary Lewis Parrish, Babson Park, Fla. She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Ressie Lewis, and her paternal grandparents, Thomas and Esther Campbell.

  Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Glenn Campbell, Elizabethton; her step-mother, Jeanette Campbell, Roan Mountain; her step-father, Harold Parrish, Babson Park, Fla.; her grandfather, Kenneth Lewis; her fiance, Bill Justice; and special friends, Shelia Ward, Shirley Cates and Pam Phillips. Several aunts and uncles also survive.

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

  CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Celia Ann Campbell, 34, 2439 Amber Street, Knoxville, who died Thursday, September 14, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Terry Lyons and the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Linda Ramsey. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at Cordell Cemetery, Shell Creek Community. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Ellis II, Jim Lovelace, Benny Lovelace, Doug Vines, John Odom, Jeff Holtsclaw, Tim Andrews and Randy Payne. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Isakson, Ralph Pierce, Gene Lewis, Kyle Lewis, Dean Maxwell, Jerry Heaton, J.D. Sapp, Tommy Sapp, the Hampton High School Class of 1984 and Bill Austin. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, at 1:40 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of her father, J.C. Campbell, 489 Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, or at 2920 Siam Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Roger D. Gilbert

  Roger Dean Gilbert, 52, 840 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, in Roan Mountain.

  Mr. Gilbert was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Wilford J. "Gib" and Dora Hopson Gilbert. He was also preceded in death by two twin brothers, Roy and Charles Gilbert.

  Mr. Gilbert was a carpenter and was of the Baptist Faith.

  Survivors include his wife, Tammy L. Gilbert, of the home; three daughters and a son-in-law, Crystal Gilbert, of the home, Sonya Gilbert, Roaring Creek, N.C., and Becky and Ray Burleson, Montezuma, N.C.; three sisters, Janet Anderson of Kentucky, Linda Gilbert, Hammond, Ind., and Dixie Holt, De Land, Fla.; two brothers, Sydney Gilbert and Roby Hopson, both of Roan Mountain; two granddaughters, Maekayla Burleson and Kimberly Burleson, both of Roaring Creek, N.C.; a special aunt, "Granny Mart" Martha Campbell; special cousins of the Martha Campbell Family; and several nieces and nephews.

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

  GILBERT -- Funeral services for Roger Dean Gilbert, 52, 840 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jim Storie and Mr. Gerald Holly officiating. Music will be under the direction of Patty Honeycutt, organist, and Linda Campbell, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Isaacs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Norm Ashley, Carl Irick, Rudy Oaks, Ronald Burleson and Rick Arnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Irick, Bart Irick and Cecil Fields. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at his residence or at the home of Martha Campbell, 228 Martha Campbell Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 
William C. Simpson

  William "Bill" Clark Simpson, 82, 110 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 15, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center 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

 
Lucille Sizemore

  Mrs. Lucille Sizemore, 80, 105 Hunter Lane, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.

  Mrs. Sizemore was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charlie and Doshia McKinney Sims. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

  Mrs. Sizemore was a homemaker and a member of the Valley Forge Church of God.

  Survivors include her husband, L.S. Sizemore, of the home; a son, Randy Sizemore, Elizabethton; a daughter, Betty Roberts, Elizabethton; and a sister, Luna Blevins, Elizabethton. Six grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews, a special nephew, Homer Sims, and a special friend, Dr. Max Bayard, also survive.

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

  SIZEMORE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille Sizemore, 80, 105 Hunter Lane, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Kirby officiating. Music will be by special friends. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Glen Medears, Johnny Isaacs, Jimmy Sizemore, Jamie Roberts, Mark Roberts, Chad Saylor and Homer Sims. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Special thanks from the family to Dr. Max Bayard, Johnson City Medical Center Hospice and Johnson City Medical Center Home Healthcare. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 
Jerry Stout

  Jerry Stout, 48, 2057 Stout Branch Road, Mountain City, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at the residence of Lisa Stout, 109 Clawson Road, Hampton.

  Mr. Stout was a native of Johnson County and a son of Mrs. Jean Stout, Mountain City, and the late Edward Stout.

  Mr. Stout was a former truck driver for Greene Logging Company. He was a member of the Mountain City Bassmaster of East Tennessee, Mountain City Club, and a member of the Doe Creek BASS Club. He was a former basketball coach at Neva Elementary School and a former member of the Blue Grass Mountain Boys. He was of the Baptist Faith.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his companion, Lisa Stout, and her children, Clay Stout and Jodi Stout, all of Hampton; a sister, Kathy Reece, Mountain City; and two nephews, Chad Reece and Kayla Reece, both of Mountain City. Several cousins, aunts and uncles, and a host of friends also survive.

  Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.

  STOUT -- Graveside services and interment for Jerry Stout, 48, 2057 Stout Branch Road, Mountain City, who died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 16, in the Cave Hill Cemetery, Hampton, with the Rev. Ted Lewis officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the Mountain City and Doe Creek BASS Fishing Club and present and former basketball players of Neva Elementary School. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Percy-Hux Funeral Home. Friends my also call at the residence of Lisa Stout, 109 Clawson Road, Hampton, at any time. Condolences may be made to the family via e-mail at percyhux@preferred.com. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.

September 14, 2000

Bertie M. Banner

  Bertie McKinney Banner, 83, 131 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Banner was a native of Mitchell County (Bakersville), N.C., and had lived in Carter County for the last 64 years. She was the daughter of the late Jess and Martha Ledford McKinney and was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence C. Banner, August 6, 2000, and by two sisters and three brothers.

  Mrs. Banner was a member of the Roan Mountain Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a mother.

  Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn B. Edens, Asheville, N.C.; two sons, Thomas Banner, New Castle, Ind., and James Banner, Anderson, Ind.; four grandchildren, Keith Banner, Cincinnati, Ohio, Ben Edens, Elizabethton, Natalie Conner, Valparaiso, Ind., and Robin Banner, Indianapolis, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, April and Jesse Edens, both of Elizabethton; and four sisters, Carrie Pittman, Bakersville, N.C., Ruby Edwards, Spruce Pine, N.C., Margie Futrell, Harriman, Tenn., and Faye Slagle, Bakersville, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  BANNER -- Funeral services for Bertie McKinney Banner, 83, 131 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Howard Messer and Mr. Joel Stauffer, minister, officiating. Eulogy will be provided by Carla Banner. Music will be under the direction of Gerrye Vance. Graveside services and interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Joe Banner, Larry Futrell, Roger Futrell, Tim Pittman, Ben Edens, Keith Banner, Steve Slagle and Mike McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Pittman, Billy Pittman, Frank Vance Jr., Eddie Fine, Minister, Carl Nelson, Bob Reynolds, Richard Ford, Bob Ford, Conway Hopson and Pat Vance. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 131 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 or to the Medical Center Hospice, 1807 West Market Street, Johnson City, Tenn. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Roger D. Gilbert

  Roger Dean Gilbert, 52, 840 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, in Roan Mountain.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  The family will receive friends at the residence or at the home of Martha Campbell, 228 Campbell Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, any time.

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

 

Elden Grindstaff

  Elden Grindstaff, 76, 216 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

  Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Robert "Bo" and Tilda Alice Ensor Grindstaff. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lela Southerland and Bertie Ruth Milhorn.

  Mr. Grindstaff was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 42 years of service. He served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II.

  Survivors include three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Lloyd Grindstaff, of the home, Owen and Dee Grindstaff and Marvin and Phyllis Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Virginia Grindstaff, of the home, Alma Kehrli, Mary and John Lewis and Lois and Roger Carver, all of Elizabethton; two additional brothers-in-law, Lee Southerland and Billy J. Milhorn, both of Elizabethton; six nieces, one nephew; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special friend, Dot Curtis, Elizabethton.

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

  GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Elden Grindstaff, 76, 216 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 14, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Eric Heaton and the Rev. J.D. Neely officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dale Williams, soloist, and Joyce Sayler, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 15, at Ensor Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Active pallbearers will be A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher, C.W. Rambo, Glen Ensor, Aubrey Ensor, Kyle Nidiffer, Ken Nidiffer, Willis Murray and Richard Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Roby Williams, H.T. Grindstaff, Henry Grindstaff, Denny Bishop, Tom Hoss, Freeman Taylor, J.T. McPherson, Clyde Broyles and the Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church. 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, 216 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

Pauline H. Massey

  Pauline H. Massey, age 104, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at her residence at Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City.

  Mrs. Massey was born on September 3, 1896 in Whiteside, Tenn., and was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W.W. Hill. In 1901 the family moved to Roane County and then to Harriman where Mrs. Massey attended public school. She graduated from Harriman High School in 1913, then again in 1914 when the school added a 12th year to the curriculum.

  In 1922, Mrs. Massey married William R. Massey, longtime Harriman postmaster, who died in 1972. She was an active member of the First Christian Church where she served as Sunday School teacher and Choir Director for many years. She was also a strong supporter of the Harriman City School System and the Civic Music Association. She served as Visiting Teacher in the school system for many years and was an avid golfer at Emory Golf and Country Club until age 95.

  In 1990, at Harriman's centennial celebration, she was recognized as the oldest living graduate of Harriman High School, and on September 3, 1996, the City of Harriman celebrated an official Pauline Massey Day in honor of her 100th birthday. She lived in Harriman until 1993 when she moved to Johnson City.

  Survivors include a sister, Nancy Hill, and two children, Kay Mayfield, Elizabethton, and Charles Massey, Chattanooga. Five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive.

  Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman, (865) 882-1515, is in charge of arrangements.

  MASSEY -- Funeral services for Pauline H. Massey, 104, of Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 14, at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman with the Rev. John Wagnon officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Interment will follow the funeral at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made in lieu of flowers to First Christian Church, the Harriman Alumni Association or the Appalachian Christian Village. Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman, (865) 882-1515, is in charge of arrangements.


Lucille Sizemore

  Mrs. Lucille Sizemore, of 105 Hunter Lane, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at her residence.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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

September 13, 2000


Bertie M. Banner

  Mrs. Bertie McKinney Banner, 83, 131 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

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


Odis Ellison

  Odis Ellison, 78, 1437 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Mr. Ellison was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Nat and Mary Brummitt Ellison. He was also preceded in death by two sisters.

  Mr. Ellison was a retired mechanic at North American Rayon Corporation, having retired in 1975. He was a member of the Lyons Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a former member of the Upper Gap Creek Quartet.

  Survivors include his wife, Tempie Jay Clark Ellison; two daughters and a son-in-law, Doris and G.W. Puckett, Elizabethton, and Glenda Cox, Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Odis Ellison Jr. and Kerry Ellison, Winchester, Tenn.; two brothers, Ora Ellison (his twin brother), and Roy Ellison, both of Hampton; four granddaughters, Jesica Graybeal and her husband, Rocky, Shea Ellison, Anna Ellison and Kelly Ellison; four grandsons, Joshua Puckett and his wife, Mitzi, Jeremy Puckett, James Cox and Jason Cox; and a great-granddaughter, Kirsti Graybeal. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  ELLISON -- Funeral services for Odis Ellison, 78, 1437 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, September 11, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. C.A. Howell, the Rev. Allen Simerly and the Rev. Dexter Brumitt officiating. The Heavenly Echoes will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 14, in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Nathan Ellison, Bobby Ellison, Roger Ellison, Eugene Ellison, Gary Whitemore, Wayne Whitemore, Wayne Clark, Jed Clark and Jonathan Garrett. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Lyons Chapel and Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Churches. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Elden Grindstaff

  Elden Grindstaff, 76, 216 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 12, 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 

 

September 12, 2000

Shirley R. Acord

  Shirley R. Acord, 48, 581 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at her residence.

  Mrs. Acord was a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., and a daughter of Marin Stines Caudill Walker, Elizabethton, and the late Howard Caudill. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

  Mrs. Acord had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a retired employee of Mays Brothers Tool Company and a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.

  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Kimberly D. Moreland and Crystal J. Chambers, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Betty Bowers, Faye Harrell and Julia Huffman, all of Elizabethton; three brothers, Roger Caudell, Elizabethton, and Jamie Caudell and David Caudell, both of Indiana; and seven grandchildren, Chelsie Moreland, Barbara Moreland, Zoey Moreland, Myla Williams, Laura Williams, Thomas Williams and Bethany Broyles. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  ACORD -- Funeral services for Shirley R. Acord, 48, 581 Highway 91, who died Monday, September 11, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be Travis Moreland, Johnny Eggers, David Emmons, Tim Williams, John Williams and John Street. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Williams and James "Jim" Lewis. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


N.H. Benton

  N.H. "Hook" Benton, 86, 121 Thomas Lincoln Place, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.

  Mr. Benton was a native of Madison County, Tenn., and the son of the late Austin and Pearl Holland Benton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ross Benton.

  Mr. Benton was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. He played baseball for the Elizabethton Red Sox and was a retired restaurant owner.

  Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Benton Glass, Elizabethton; a step-daughter, June Donnelly, Elizabethton; a godson, Duane Blevins, Elizabethton; a sister, Ivene Buttram, Athens; a brother, Jack McCloud, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Vada Blevins, Earnest Gentry, Jim Preddis and Nancy Alsup, all of Elizabethton.

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

  BENTON -- Funeral services for N.H. "Hook" Benton, 86, 121 Thomas Lincoln Place, Elizabethton, who died Monday, September 11, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Josh and Christine Smith. Committal and entombment services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Carroll Morgan, Duane Blevins, J.R. Blevins, Earnest Gentry, Bobby Glass, Jim Jones and Mike Donnelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Bremer, Dr. Merrill, Lowell Garrison, Bob Shaff and customers at Hook's Restaurant. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.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, 121 Thomas Lincoln Place, Elizabethton, at 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. 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Odis Ellison

  Odis Ellison, 79, 1437 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.

  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Mildred M. Guess
Mildred Marie '"'Mickey'"' Honeycutt Williams Guess, 60, of Winchester, Tenn., died Friday, August 25, 2000, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Ms. Guess was a native of Montgomery County, Md., and a longtime resident of Grundy County, and more recently Franklin County, Tenn. She was the daughter of Nola Mae Hill Honeycutt Sullivan and Willard Honeycutt.
Ms. Guess attended Abundant Life Church in Winchester.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys and Virginia, and two brothers, Ronnie and Carl Honeycutt.
Survivors include her children, Vickey J. Slajchert and Renee E. Money, both of Winchester, Tenn., April D. Cordova, Monteagle, Tenn., Bonnie S. Rocha, Manchester, Tenn., and Dewey E. Williams Jr., Montgomery County, Md.; grandchildren, Richard, Jason and Jenna Slajchert, Ralph B. Hoar III, Crystal L. Beirer and Carrie N. Williams, Casey C. Cordova, Bryan C. Foutch, Derek Wiley, Thomas (Axl) Merriman, Danielle and Cheyenne Rocha; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Brittany Hoar and Whittley Slajchert.
A memorial service was held at Abundant Life Church in Manchester on August 27.

Juanita N. Hall

  Juanita Nidiffer Hall, 86, 1465 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

  Mrs. Hall was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Alfred and Suebird Nidiffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Spencer Hall, February 26, 1985; a daughter, Betty Joyce Tucker; a son, Ronnie Hall; a sister, Effie Silver; and a brother, Ray Snyde "Slick" Nidiffer.

  Mrs. Hall was a member of the Caldwell Springs Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

  Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Gloria Hall, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Caroline Nidiffer, Elizabethton; three special grandchildren, Amy Hall, Chris Hall and Bobby Blevins, and two other grandchildren, Patty Blevins and Pauletta Bowling, all of Elizabethton. Several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

  HALL -- Funeral services for Juanita Nidiffer Hall, 86, 1465 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Monday, September 11, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 14, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery in Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Lewis, Norman Peters, Robert Ritchie, John Nidiffer, Wendell Jeffery, Doug Buckles, Bobby Blevins and J.B. Woods. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Whaley, Darrell Whaley, Paul Combs, Jimmy Hyder, Fred Smith and A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1465 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Jack F. Shook

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

  Mr. Shook was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Hardy J. and Flora Shomaker Shook. He was also preceded in death by a sister.

  Mr. Shook was a retired building engineer. He was a building contractor in the Virgin Islands for a number of years and retired as a building engineer for the State of Tennessee in 1985.

  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a member of Union Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Louise Gwin Shook; a son, Charles Frederick Shook, of the home; a brother, Charles Edward Shook, Johnson City; and his extended family, Bob and Mary Atwood.

  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  SHOOK -- Funeral services for Jack Frederick Shook, 80, 1834 Highway 321, Hampton, who died Monday, September 11, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Mickey Beal, the Rev. Haskel Ingram and Mr. Martin Bennett officiating. Ann Stepp, soloist, and the church choir will provide the music. Interment will be in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery with military graveside honors accorded by the V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be John Rainbolt, Terry Brummit, Richard Tester, Paul Gwin, Martin Bennett and James Matherly. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.