November 30, 2000

Mary H. Arnett

  NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Mary Hope Smith Arnett, 75, of White Oak Manor, Newberry, died Tuesday, November 28, 2000.
  Mrs. Arnett was a native of Watauga, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Charles Faye and Lillie Mae Mottern Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Arnett, a sister, Trula Helton, and a brother, Mottern Charles Smith.
  Mrs. Arnett was a retired employee of Bemberg Industries and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Elizabethton, Tenn.
Survivors include a daughter, Edna Hope Nesbitt, Woodbridge, Va.; a son, L. Tommy Arnett, Newberry; three sisters, Dorothy Fureman, Johnson City, Tenn., Katherine Counts, Richmond, Va., and Betty Isaacs, Watauga, Tenn.; and a grandson, John Robert Nesbitt, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Interment services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, December 1, at Happy Valley Cemetery in Elizabethton, Tenn. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va., 23058-5216.
  Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, (803) 276-5000, is in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Poarch

  Clyde Poarch, 85, 411 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
  Mr. Poarch was a native of Bristol, Va., and the son of the late Charlie and Claudia Hawkins Poarch. He was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
  Mr. Poarch was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
Survivors include his wife, Hattie Bell Stevens Poarch, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Ella Orr Poarch and Jerry L. Poarch, all of Elizabethton; a daughter, Mrs. John (Charlotte Sue) Pierce, Elizabethton; a brother, John Poarch, of Virginia; and a sister, Pearl Poarch, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  POARCH -- Graveside services for Clyde Poarch, 85, 411 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, November 29, 2000, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Active pallbearers will be Bill Miller, Jack Miller, J.L. Collins, Ted Mynatt, Lawrence Dial, Leonard Febuary, Michael Boatright and Richard Livingston. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Smith, Charlie Cole, Bill Manning and Frank Williams. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence, 411 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

November 29, 2000

Terry L. Fair

   Terry Lee Fair, 44, 105 Journey's End Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 27, 2000, at his residence.
   Mr. Fair was a native of Carter County and the son of Dorothy Potter Fair, 105 Journey's End Road, Elizabethton, and the late Woodrow W. Fair.
   Mr. Fair was a former employee of Delta Irrigation.
   Survivors include his mother of the home, three brothers, two sisters and three children.
   Final disposition will be conducted at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

November 28, 2000

Hiram B. Markland Sr.

  Hiram Brooks Markland Sr., 68, 4751 Old Washington Road, Washington, N.C., died Monday, November 27, 2000, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
  Mr. Markland was born January 4, 1932, in Elizabethton, Tenn., to the late George Washington Markland and Ada Garland Markland. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.
  Survivors include his wife, Anna Williams Markland; two sons, Hiram Brooks Markland Jr. and Richard Allen Markland, both of Washington, N.C.; four daughters, Shirley Temple Tate, Okeechobee, Fla., Barbara Ann Woolard, Anna Ruth Crisp and Nina Ruth Markland, all of Washington, N.C.; two brothers, Mark Markland and Lide Markland, both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Susie Street and Nellie Bibber, both of Elizabethton; nine grandchildren, Guy Anthony Woolard, Joey Alan Woolard, Richard Dustin Crisp, Terry Nichol Crisp, Joshua Brooks Markland, Christopher Lee Markland, Allen Michael Markland, Roxanne Tate and Shyanne Amanda Markland; and two great-grandchildren, Jordan Guy Woolard and Tommy Ray Thompson.
  Paul Funeral Home of Washington, N.C., is serving the Markland family.
Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  MARKLAND -- Funeral services for Hiram Brooks Markland Sr., 68, 4751 Old Washington Road, Washington, N.C., who died Monday, November 27, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, N.C., with the Rev. Ron Gardner and the Rev. Jerry Barbee officiating. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.R. Markland, Joshua Brooks Markland, Guy Anthony Woolard, Joey Alan Woolard, Darren Woolard, Benjamin Woolard Jr. and Billy Davenport. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home and other times at the home. Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C., is serving the Markland family. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

November 27, 2000

John W. Buckles Sr.

   KINGSPORT -- John W. Buckles Sr., 80, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at Wexford House, after an extended illness.
   Mr. Buckles was a native of Carter County and came to Kingsport in 1950 with Pet Dairies, Inc., where he worked for over 20 years as assistant manager. He was self-employed from 1972-1990 as a food broker. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Chief Petty Officer.
   Mr. Buckles was a member of the Kingsport Optimist Club, United Commercial Travelers, Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688, Order of the Eastern Star, and a 32nd Degree Shriner with Jericho Temple. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Training Union Director for several years.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Freda Colbaugh Buckles, in 1994, his parents, Clyde Buckles Sr. and Ida Anderson Buckles, and by three brothers.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Harold Smith, Cleveland, Tenn.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John Jr. and Linda Buckles, Kingsport, and Jerry Buckles, Gray; a granddaughter, Jacqueline Buckles, Kingsport; and two brothers, Clyde Buckles Jr., Kingsport, and Charles Danner, Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BUCKLES -- Funeral services for John W. Buckles Sr., 80, of Kingsport, who died Saturday, November 25, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, November 27, at Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Russell officiating. Masonic services will be conducted by Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688 following the service. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, at Washington County Memorial Gardens (Boones Creek) with American Legion Hammond Post #3 in charge. Pallbearers will be Ed Ferguson, Roger Warner, Albert Lay, T.W. McDonald, John Colley, Archie Pierce, Earl Feathers, George Hawkins, Charles Hunley, Bobby Heck, Richard Rosenbaum, Raymond Gallion, Calvin "Bo" Colbaugh and Keller Hutton. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Temple Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of his son, John Buckles, 669 Suffolk Street (Preston Forest), at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Tennessee Alzheimer's Association, 207 North Boone Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie F. Pleasant

   Mrs. Mattie Florence Pleasant, 85, 709 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 26, 2000, at her residence after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Pleasant was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Oscar and Nannie Jordan Burrow. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Napolitano, and a brother, Bill Burrow.
   Mrs. Pleasant was employed as a cashier at the Bonanza Restaurant for a number of years. She was a Jehovah Witness and a member of the Elizabethton Congregation.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Bobby Joe Oliver, Elizabethton; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Robert R. and Linda Livingston, Fort Worth, Texas, Buddy Leon Pleasant, Key Largo, Fla., Jerry Richard Livingston, Donald Guy and Diane Pleasant and Thomas Wayne and Carolyn Pleasant, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Dinah Parker and Carolyn Sue Potter, both of Mountain City; and four brothers, Robert Burrow and I.S. "Shirley" Burrow, both of Elizabethton, John Burrow, Mountain City, and Harry Burrow, Morgantown, W.Va. Twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PLEASANT -- Graveside services for Mrs. Mattie Florence Pleasant, 85, 709 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, November 26, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Randy Williams, Mark Pleasant, Danny Pleasant, Keith Pleasant, David Livingston, Jason Oliver, Billy Ty Bowling and Eric Sewell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Pleasant to the Jehovah Witness, c/o Max Grimmett, 279 Bowers Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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.

Nancy E. Morgan

   Nancy Elizabeth Houser Morgan, 92, 105 Mossman Road, Sudbury, Mass., formerly of Rt. 9, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center for Concord, Mass., following an extended illness.
   Ms. Morgan was a native of Blountville and the daughter of the late George and Sarah Carr Houser. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas O. Morgan, February 20, 1980, and by eight brothers and a sister.
   Ms. Morgan was a graduate of Blountville High School and attended East Tennessee State University. She was a homemaker and a member of Hunter United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Dean T. and Ellen Morgan, Sudbury, Mass.; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis A. and James Holmes, Uniontown, Ohio; a sister, Lucille Malone, Blountville; two sisters-in-law, Lois Houser and Toby Houser, both of Blountville; five grandchildren, Stephen Morgan, Douglas Morgan, Cecily Field, Nicole Tolbert and Scott Holmes; and two great-grandchildren, Grace and Anne Field. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   MORGAN -- Funeral services for Nancy Elizabeth Houser Morgan, 92, 105 Mossman Road, Sudbury, Mass., formerly of Rt. 9, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Leland Houser officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Larry J. Strickland

   Larry Joe Strickland, 54, 818 Mulberry Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 26, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a sudden illness.
   Mr. Strickland was a native of Washington County and a son of Pearl Walters Strickland, Johnson City, and the late John Strickland. He was also preceded in death by a brother.
   Mr. Strickland was a supervisor with Leon-Ferenbach. He was a member of the First Church of God.
   Survivors include his wife, Linda Ketchem Strickland, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and James Edmison, Elizabethton; a brother, Ernest Strickland, Johnson City; and two sisters, Betty Denton, Johnson City, and Norma Lee Street, Erwin.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   STRICKLAND -- Funeral services for Larry Joe Strickland, 54, 818 Mulberry Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, November 26, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Pastor Jerry Carver officiating. Music will be by Randy and Mary Owens. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, in the Garden of Devotion, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Hamm Denton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence, 818 Mulberry Street, Elizabethton, at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Ruby L. Slater

   GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Ruby Lee Smith Slater, 202 Holmes Drive, died Sunday, November 26, 2000, after a period of declining health.
   Mrs. Slater was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and the daughter of the late Dr. Lee and Luzettie Van Hoy Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert I. Slater, and by two brothers and four sisters.
   Mrs. Slater was retired from the Greenville County School District where she taught at Parker High School for 35 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Milligan College in Tennessee and her master's degrees from Furman University and Converse College. She was a member of Northgate Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher.
   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas R. Slater and Jay T. and Beth Slater, all of Greenville; a sister, Mary Jane Peden, Greenville; and four grandchildren, Thomas R. Slater II, William L. Slater, Rob Slater and Bess Slater, all of Greenville.
   Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Greenville, S.C., (864) 232-6733, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SLATER -- Graveside services and interment for Ruby Lee Smith Slater, 202 Holmes Drive, Greenville, S.C., who died Sunday, November 26, 2000, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, at Woodlawn Memorial Park with Dr. Robert Whaley officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 27, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown, Greenville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northgate Baptist Church, 633 Summit Drive, Greenville, S.C. 29609. The family is at their respective homes. Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Greenville, S.C., (864) 232-6733, is in charge of arrangements.

November 26, 2000

Harold E. Broyles

   Harold E. Broyles, 57, 117 Shadowood Lane, Elizabethton, died Friday, November 24, 2000, at his residence.
   Mr. Broyles was a native of Washington County and had lived in Carter County since 1992. He was a son of the late Loda and Bessie Bowman Broyles.
   Mr. Broyles had worked for 25 years for Burlington Industries in Johnson City, Mountain City and Hurt, Va. He was a past member of the Elizabethton Rotary Club and the Mountain City Rotary Club and was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include his wife, Susan Triplett Broyles; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Mike Phillips, Johnson City; two brothers, Bill Broyles and David Broyles, both of Johnson City; a sister, Ruth Hughes, Johnson City; a grandson, Trey Worley, Johnson City; a step-grandson, Rio Phillips, Mountain City; and a step-granddaughter, Leea Phillips, Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BROYLES -- Funeral services for Harold E. Broyles, 57, 117 Shadowood Lane, Elizabethton, who died Friday, November 24, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 26, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 27, in the Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Chuckey. Those attending this service are invited to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Don Greene, Harry O'Quinn, Mike Broyles, Kenneth Broyles, Fred Ramsey and Keith Dawson. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Carver and Dr. Ray Lamb. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Colbaugh

   Harry Colbaugh, 85, 176 Rainbow Circle, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 23, 2000, at Bristol Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Mr. Colbaugh was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Fred and Mary Smith Colbaugh. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Shirley Colbaugh, two daughters, Mary Sue Nidiffer and Barbara Colbaugh, and a son, Glen Colbaugh.
   Mr. Colbaugh was a member of Borderview Christian Church and a former Sunday School Teacher, former Deacon and former Assistant Sunday School Director. He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
   Mr. Colbaugh retired from Bemberg Corporation after 36 years of service, and was also retired from North American Rayon Corporation after five years of service. He was a Carter County Commissioner for eight years.
   Survivors include a son, Billy Joe Colbaugh, Elizabethton; a stepdaughter, Geraldine Hampton, Elizabethton; a grandson, Billy Joe Colbaugh Jr., Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Holly Nicole Colbaugh, Elizabethton; a stepgranddaughter, Julie Vaughn; three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Fred Colbaugh, Herman Lee Colbaugh and Albert "Gene" Colbaugh, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Selma Marie Parlier, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   COLBAUGH -- Funeral services for Harry Colbaugh, 85, 176 Rainbow Circle, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, November 23, 2000, were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 25, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Music was under the direction of Scott Reynolds. Graveside services and interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Rick Colbaugh, Grant Colbaugh, Jim Colbaugh, Doug Colbaugh, Justin Colbaugh and Danny Carrier. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Bristol Nursing Home, Lawrence Holly, Lawrence Hodge, Billy Jack Renfro, Clyde King, Jerry Weaver and Ted Weaver. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Nancy E. Morgan

   Nancy Elizabeth Houser Morgan, 92, 105 Mossman Road, Sudbury, Mass., formerly of Rt. 9, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center for Concord, Mass., following an extended illness.
   Ms. Morgan was a native of Blountville and the daughter of the late George and Sarah Carr Houser. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas O. Morgan, February 20, 1980, and by eight brothers and a sister.
   Ms. Morgan was a graduate of Blountville High School and attended East Tennessee State University. She was a homemaker and a member of Hunter United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Dean T. and Ellen Morgan, Sudbury, Mass.; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis A. and James Holmes, Uniontown, Ohio; a sister, Lucille Malone, Blountville; two sisters-in-law, Lois Houser and Toby Houser, both of Blountville; five grandchildren, Stephen Morgan, Douglas Morgan, Cecily Field, Nicole Tolbert and Scott Holmes; and two great-grandchildren, Grace and Anne Field. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Lillian L. Marsh

   Mrs. Lillian Louise Leith Marsh, 76, of Maryville, died Thursday, November 23, 2000, at Life Care of Greeneville in Greeneville.
   Mrs. Marsh was preceded in death by her parents, Lon and Adah Howard Leith Thomas; her stepfather, Jerry M. Thomas; a sister, Julia Haetel; a sister-in-law, Hazel Clear; and a brother, Jim Clear.
   Survivors include her husband, William B. Marsh, Maryville; a daughter and son-in-law, Mandy and Mike Franklin, Greeneville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Norman and Ruth Ann Marsh, Farragut, and W. Brownlow Marsh, Maryville; grandchildren, William Leith Marsh, Elaine Peterson, Lucy Phillips, Hannah Franklin, Alex Franklin, Leith Marsh and Church Marsh; two brothers and sisters-in-law, J. Allen and Lori Thomas and Robert "Bud" and Nancy Jane Thomas, all of Elizabethton; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret "Peggy" and Lewis Merryman, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Miller Funeral Home, 915 W. Broadway, Maryville, (865) 982-6041, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LEITH -- Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Lillian Louise Leith Marsh, 76, of Maryville, who died Thursday, November 23, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton with the Rev. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern TN Chapter, 600 Henley Street, Suite 50, Knoxville, Tenn. 37902. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home. Miller Funeral Home, 915 W. Broadway, Maryville, (865) 982-6041, is in charge of arrangements.

Johnnie S. Oliver

   Johnnie S. Oliver, 74, 137 Daniel Lane, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 23, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Oliver was a native of Carter County and the son of the late George and Eva Teague Oliver. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, James Oliver, George Oliver Jr. and Robert Carl Oliver, and two sisters, Dellis White and Annie Proffitt.
   Mr. Oliver was a retired painter from Gardner Paint Service, Inc. He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force, and a member of Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166.
   Survivors include his wife, Manilla Oliver, of the home; a son, Larry "Butch" Oliver, Elizabethton; a grandson, Johnny Scott Oliver, Elizabethton; a great-grandson, Johnny Scott Oliver II, Elizabethton; a brother, William Paul "Bud" Oliver, Hampton; and four sisters, Retis Saults, Jackson, S.C., Gladys Ward, Elizabethton, Kathleen Kelley and Linda Sue Rogoshewski, both of Jacksonville, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   OLIVER -- Funeral services for Johnnie S. Oliver, 74, 137 Daniel Lane, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, November 23, 2000, were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 25, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 26, at Teague Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Oncology Department of James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital and Doctors and Nurses in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Nursing Center. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 137 Daniel Lane, Elizabethton, at any time. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mr. Oliver to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ruby R. Stoler

   Ruby Riddle Stoler, 79, 106 Troy Pierce Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, November 24, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Ms. Stoler was a native of Beehive, Mont., and the daughter of the late Edward George and Mattie Pearl Brinkley Riddle. She was also preceded in death by several brothers.
   Ms. Stoler was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Shelia Toni and David Stout, Elizabethton; two sisters, Hazel Frye, Drexel, N.C., and Lillian Davenport, Elizabethton; a brother, James T. Riddle, Elizabethton; a grandson, David Stout, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Tracy Fair, Elizabethton; and two great-grandchildren, Dalton and Andrew Fair, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   STOLER -- Funeral services for Ruby Riddle Stoler, 79, 106 Troy Pierce Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, November 24, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 26, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 27, at Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Charles Deal, Dale Johnson, Justin Hyder, Daniel Arnett, Chuck Nave and Stacy Fair. Honorary pallbearer will be Jim Honeycutt. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Shelia Stout, 106 Troy Pierce Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

November 24, 2000

Louise L. Marsh

   Mrs. Louise Leith Marsh, of Maryville, and a former resident of Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 23, 2000, at Life Care Center in Greeneville.
   Survivors include her husband, Bill Marsh, Maryville; a daughter, Mrs. Mike Franklin, Greeneville; two sons, Norman Marsh, Knoxville, and W. Brownlow Marsh, Maryville; and two brothers, Robert W. "Bud" Thomas and J. Allen Thomas, both of Elizabethton.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Stephen Meyerhoff officiating.
   Miller Funeral Home of Maryville is in charge of arrangements.
   This announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home.
  

Shawn M. Sloan-Potter

   Shawn Michael Sloan-Potter, two-month-old son of Heather Sloan, 1418 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, and Dustin Potter, 203 Old Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 20, 2000, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
   He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Ronald Sloan Sr.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother and father, include his maternal grandparents, Bobby and Betty Derr, Elizabethton, and Ronald Sloan Jr. of Georgia; his paternal grandmother, Melissa Markland, Elizabethton; his paternal great-grandparents, Marshall Combs and Susie Combs, Elizabethton; and his maternal great-grandparents, Evelyn Richardson, Hampton, William Presley, Hampton, and Louise Sloan, of Michigan.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SLOAN-POTTER -- Funeral services for Shawn Michael Sloan-Potter, two-month-old son of Heather Sloan, 1418 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, and Dustin Potter, 203 Old Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 20, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Garland officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, November 25, in the Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Derr, Gene Garland, Jeffery Constable and Brandon Combs. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Bobby and Betty Derr, 1418 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, or at the residence of Melissa Markland, 203 Old Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  

November 23, 2000

Stanley J. Blevins

   Stanley J. Blevins, 71, 260 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Blevins was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Josie Blevins. He was also preceded in death by a sister.
   Mr. Blevins was a construction worker.
   Survivors include one niece, Nancy Harper, Elizabethton; three nephews, Charles Grindstaff, James Grindstaff and Roger Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton; and a special friend, Margaret Garland, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BLEVINS -- Funeral services for Stanley J. Blevins, 71, 260 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 25, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Eric Wright officiating. Final disposition will be at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mr. Blevins to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Anna B. King

   Anna Belle King, 69, 143 Crabtree Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. King was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late J.B. and Lucy Hopson Lyons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Omar King, a brother, Sherman Lyons, and a sister, Maude Pope.
   Mrs. King was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three sisters and a brother-in-law, Anona and Charles Knaack, Roan Mountain, Laura Baker, Wytheville, Va., and Hattie Marie Harper, Wilmington, Del. Several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Margaret Merritt, Roan Mountain, also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   KING -- Funeral services for Anna Belle King, 69, 143 Crabtree Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, November 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jim Storie and the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Victory Singers. Graveside services and interment will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 25, in the Lacey Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the Doctors and Nursing Staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, the Staff of Charlotte Taylor Center, the Nursing Staff of ICU at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, members of Victory Baptist Church and members of Blevins Chapel. Everyone will meet at the Rhododendron Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of a sister, Anona Knaack, 144 Crabtree Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

November 22, 2000

Stanley Blevins

   Stanley Blevins, 71, 253 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Anna King

   Anna King, 59, of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Dale C. McGuire

   Dale C. McGuire, 61, 100 McGuire Lane, Elk Park, N.C., died Monday, November 20, 2000, at his residence.
   Mr. McGuire was a native of Whaley, N.C., and the son of the late Herman A. and Bernice Tester McGuire. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gary L. McGuire.
   Mr. McGuire was a retired manager of Michigan Belle Telephone Company.
   Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer L. McGuire, Austin, Texas; a son, David W. McGuire, Austin, Texas; and a brother, Robert A. McGuire, Dearborn, Mich.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   McGUIRE -- Funeral services for Dale C. McGuire, 61, 100 McGuire Lane, Elk Park, N.C., who died Monday, November 20, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, at Beech Mountain Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Church officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Nancy Morgan

   Nancy Morgan, 92,105 Mossman Road, Sudbury, Mass., formerly of Route 9, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at SunBridge Care Center, Concord, Mass.
   Ms. Morgan is being returned to Elizabethton for services and interment.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Pearl Pate

   Mrs. Pearl Pate, 91, 1495 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Pate was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Alfred and Evelyn Britt Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Pate, in 1983, a son, Carl Pate, and by four brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Pate was a member of Powder Branch Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and two daughters-in-law, Dayton Tony and Wanda Pate, Johnson City, and Carla Pate, Hickory, N.C.; a grandson, Tom Pate, Johnson City; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Karen and Robert Knight, Hickory, N.C.; and two great-granddaughters, Sarah and Iris Knight, both of Hickory, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PATE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Pate, 91, 1495 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Perkins officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 23, in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. 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.
  
Gene Poole

   Gene Poole, 67, 199 Rye Branch Road, Butler, died Monday, November 20, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Poole was a native of Carter County and the son of Ozie Black Poole, Butler, and the late Henry Poole. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James and Jack Poole.
   Mr. Poole was of the Baptist Faith and was a construction worker.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Charlet Jenkins Poole, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and David Goad, Butler, Betsy and Johnny Campbell, Elizabethton, and Lisa and Calvin Journey, of California; a son, Henry Clay Poole, of South Carolina; three sisters, Rachel Rainbolt and Idoma Garland, both of Butler, and Nola Hodge, Hampton; and a brother, Mack Poole, Butler. Ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   POOLE -- Funeral services for Gene Poole, 67, 199 Rye Branch Road, Butler, who died Monday, November 20, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. R.L. Poole officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 23, at Poole Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Chris Reed, David Goad, Darrell Stanton, Terry Stanton, Steve Poole and Billy Austin. Honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Bowman, friends and neighbors. 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 in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 199 Rye Branch Road, Butler, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Effie G. Taylor

   Effie Grindstaff Taylor, 85, 177 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Jesse J. and Annie Estes Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, John Nolan Grindstaff, and a brother, Floyd Grindstaff.
   Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church and a former Sunday School teacher.
   Survivors include her husband, Carnie Taylor, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosalee and Terry Oaks, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Edna Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a brother, Vester Grindstaff, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Eva Heatherly, Roan Mountain, and Zola Campbell, Elizabethton. Six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Effie Grindstaff Taylor, 85, 177 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Walker Roberson, the Rev. Richard Estep and the Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sherry Peters and Dennis Laws. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 23, at Vester Cemetery, Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be selected from nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church. 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, 177 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence of her children at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements. 

November 21, 2000

Frances J. Peters

   Frances JoAnn Peters, 67, 157 Pierce Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 19, 2000, at her residence following an illness of 3-1/2 years.
   Mrs. Peters was a native of Elizabethton and the daughter of the late Earl and Utah Nidiffer Bowers. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Neil Williams, and a sister, Shirley Pierce.
   Mrs. Peters was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Willard Peters, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Pauline Williams, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Worley Birchfield and Wendy and Tony Vines, all of Elizabethton; three granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, Cindy and Robert James, Bluff City, and Whitney and LaKisha Vines, both of Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Caytlin James, Bluff City; and one aunt, Nell Campbell, Rody, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PETERS -- Funeral services for Frances JoAnn Peters, 67, 157 Pierce Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, November 19, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Dennis Deese, the Rev. James Hawk, the Rev. Jamie Ferguson and Mr. Don Tetrick officiating. Music will be under the direction of Patty Hodge, soloist, and Sue Bowers, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Joe Williams, Cain Williams, Jerry Crosswhite, Norman Peters, Russell Peters, Roscoe Peters and Jack Fletcher. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Vines, Landon Grindstaff, Worley Birchfield, John Taylor, Rick Nidiffer, Robert James, Jerry Weaver, Employees of Summers-Taylor, Inc., the Staff of Johnson City Medical Hospice and Special Hospice Nurse Carolyn Phillips. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 157 Pierce Branch Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence of any of the children at any time. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory of Mrs. Peters to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Tina P. Simerly

   Tina Pierce Simerly, 91, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at Memorial Hospital in Adel, Ga., after a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Simerly was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Arthur and Mattie Pierce. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil P. Simerly, a son., Parks Virgil Simerly, and a brother, Harry Pierce.
   Mrs. Simerly had lived in Bluff City where she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three sons and four daughters-in-law, Jerry M. and Alice Marie Simerly, Blountville, Retired Lt. Col. USMC Calvin F. and Martha Jane Simerly, Pensacola, Fla., Gussie Leon and Valda A. Simerly, Knoxville, and Dorothy A. Kohler, Smyrna, Ga.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. James E. and Thelma Sellers, Adel, Ga., Roger and Martha Hoffman, Wilmington, N.C., and Jimmy and Juanita Meeks, Wellington, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law, Helen Pierce and Ruby Potter; and a brother-in-law, Robert Simerly. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The Akard Funeral Home, 1912 W. State Street, Bristol, (423) 989-4800, is serving the family of Mrs. Simerly.
  
   SIMERLY -- Funeral services for Tina Pierce Simerly, 91, who departed this life Saturday, November 18, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, in the chapel of Akard Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Watson officiating. Interment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Those desiring may make memorials to their favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@3wave.com. The Akard Funeral Home, 1912 W. State Street, Bristol, (423) 989-4800, is serving the family of Mrs. Simerly.

Effie G. Taylor

   Effie Grindstaff Taylor, 85, 177 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 21, 2000.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

November 20, 2000

Heyward Deas

   Heyward "Herman" Deas, 58, 182 Holston Drive, Bluff City, died Sunday, November 19, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Deas was a native of Sumter, S.C., and the son of Lillie Outlaw Deas, Sumter, S.C., and the late Heyward Deas. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Deas.
   Mr. Deas was of the Baptist Faith. He was an employee of Fluor Daniel Construction Company as a welder.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Jeri Souder Deas, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Lydia Yvette and David Poston, Loganville, Ga.; a son, Heyward Herman Deas Jr., Florence, S.C.; a stepson, Wesley Drake Blevins, of the home; three sisters, Ellen Helms and Grace Prescott, both of Sumter, S.C., and Elizabeth Elmore, Cayce, S.C.; six brothers, Laverne Deas, Sumter, S.C., George Deas, Lexington, S.C., Billy Deas, Florence, S.C., Jimmy Deas, Panama City, Fla., Ronald Deas, Atlanta, Ga., and Donald Deas, Erwin; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Karri-Lynn Poston, both of Loganville, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DEAS -- Funeral services for Heyward "Herman" Deas, 58, 182 Holston Drive, Bluff City, who died Sunday, November 19, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends and family. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Shingleton, Mike Rush, Tim Milhorne, Buddy Bradley, co-workers of Fluor Daniel Construction Company at Eastman, and the doctors and nursing staff of Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the home of a sister-in-law, Shirley Lyons, 164 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty J. Hicks

   Mrs. Betty Jean Hicks, 58, 1585 Little Dry Run Road, Butler, died Sunday, November 19, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Hicks was a native of Hickory, N.C., and a daughter of the late Dave and Mamie Snyder. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Fenner, in 1972, two sisters, Reba Mahala and Opal Grindstaff, and a grandchild, Dakota Fenner.
   Mrs. Hicks was a housewife and was of the Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include her husband, Mathis Goble Hicks, of the home; a daughter, Tammy Jean Hicks, of the home; two sons, Ray Gene Fenner, Johnson City, and Vernie Gene Fenner; and a sister, Lena Greer, Mountain City. Four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HICKS -- Memorial services for Mrs. Betty Jean Hicks, 58, 1585 Little Dry Run Road, Butler, who died Sunday, November 19, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, at Open Door Baptist Church with Dr. Tony Oliver and Bro. Clay Hooks officiating. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Geneva G. Street

   Mrs. Geneva G. Street, 74, 114 Sunset Drive, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Street was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Bernie and Maggie Gibbs Green. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bert Street, and two brothers, Zeb and Linville Green.
   Mrs. Street was retired from T.R.W. in Newland, N.C. She attended St. John's Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sisters, Thelma G. McGuire, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Geraldine Arwood, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   STREET -- Funeral services for Geneva G. Street, 74, 114 Sunset Drive, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, November 18, 2000, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 20, at Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Hugh Hatfield officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Charlotte Smith, soloist/organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Steven McGuire, Scott McGuire, Steve Green, Mike Powell, Dana Dean Young and Jamie Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Buxhanan, Wayne Holtsclaw, Howard "Red" Matherly, Billy Street, Duncan Street, Danny Street and the staff of 5200 of Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Mrs. Geraldine Arwood, 176 Ruby Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  

November 19, 2000

John R. Bowman

   Mr. John R. Bowman, 71, 707 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Joyce Irick

   Mrs. Joyce Irick, 49, 120 Locust Winds Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   An Ohio native, she was a former West Virginia resident and lived in Carter County the last 20 years.
   Mrs. Irick was of the Christian faith. She retired on disability as a secretary from Dillon Supply Co. in Johnson City and was a member of the Teamsters.
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James David and Marissa Byrd, Cross Lanes, W.Va.; her mother, Jeanie Workman Young, Nitro, W.Va.; her father, William E. Young, Sr., Nitro, W. Va.; two brothers, William E. Young, Jr., Nitro, W.Va.; and Keith Young of California; several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Mae B. Taylor

   Mae Ballard Taylor, 74, 1403 Rock Garden Road, Johnson City, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at her residence.
   Mrs. Taylor was a Marion, N.C., native who had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Andy and Ellen Lowery Ballard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Franklin Taylor, two brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Taylor retired after more than 20 years employment with Mother Goose Day Care, Johnson City. She was a Baptist.
   Survivors include one son, Jackie Taylor, Jonesborough; two brothers, Horace Ballard, Marion, N.C.; and Melvin Ballard, Charleston, S.C.; one sister, Faye Lowery, Marion, N.C.; five grandchildren, Justin Taylor, Joshua Estep, and Jesse Taylor, all of Jonesborough; Misty Canipe, Gray; and Christy Oliver, Elizabethton; two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 282-1521, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Graveside services for Mae Ballard Taylor, 74, 1403 Rock Garden Road, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. The Revs. Terry Hopson and Steve Hopson will officiate. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday and other hours at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Jackie and Vicky Taylor, 703 John Green Road, Jonesborough. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 282-1521, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of the arrangements.

William W. Taylor, Sr.

   Mr. William W. "Bill" Taylor, Sr., 81, 624 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Mr. Taylor was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late William Emmert and Flara Smith Taylor. He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Louise Taylor.
   He was a World War II Navy veteran. Mr. Taylor was a retired mechanical supervisor with Nor-Well Co. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
   Survivors include his wife, Vergie Willis Taylor, of the home; one son, William "Woody" Taylor, Columbia, S.C.; one daughter, Teresa Ann Hopson, Elizabethton; seven sisters, Mrs. Mary Baker, Versailles, Ohio; Mrs. Edna Archer and Mrs. Mildred Carriger, both of Johnson City; Miss Evelyn Taylor, Mrs. Pauline Edwards, and Mrs. Betty Roten, all of Elizabethton; and Mrs. Margaret Carver, Hampton; five grandchildren, Michael Taylor, Chelsea Quebec; Julie T. Eadie, Columbia, S.C.; Tom Hopson, Elizabethton; Janey Taylor, Columbia, S.C.; and Chrissy Hopson, Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for William W. "Bill" Taylor, Sr., 81, 624 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Shelton officiating. The eulogy will be delivered by Mrs. Blanche Nicholson. Music will be by Mr. David Arney, organist, and Mrs. Julie T. Eadie, soloist. Active pallbearers will be Bob Schaff, David Pinckard, Don McKeehan, Clarence Willis, Terry Proffitt and John Norris. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the First Church of the Nazarene. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Garden of Devotion at Happy Valley Memorial Park with military honors accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post 2166. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Lisa E. Wilkins

   WILKINS -- Memorial services for Lisa Kay Edwards Wilkins, 41, 113 Journeys End Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Wilkins and Harry Crowe, Jr. The family will receive friends form 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Danny Wilkins, 117 West E Street, Elizabethton. It was her wish to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

November 17, 2000

Charlotte C. Campbell

   Charlotte Carrie Campbell, 59, 258 Martin Road, Jonesborough, died Thursday, November 16, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Campbell was a native of Carter County and had lived in Watauga for 22 years, before moving to Jonesborough in 1986. She was the daughter of the late Samuel John and Lottie D. Hamby Ragsdale and was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker and a member of Greg's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Rev. Bob Campbell, of the home; two daughters, Lottie Gross and Jeannine Gross, both of Johnson City; six sons, Robert Campbell, Hampton, William Campbell, Kingsport, Steve Campbell, Jonesborough, John Campbell, of the home, Fred Campbell and Tim Campbell, both of Limestone; and three brothers, Charles Ragsdale, Hampton, George Wilson, Havre de Grace, Md., and Norman Lee Wilson, Sandusky, Ohio. Nineteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Charlotte Carrie Campbell, 59, 258 Martin Road, Jonesborough, who died Thursday, November 16, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 18, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Gene Riddle and the Rev. Stephen Scalf officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rob and Ethel Davis and Ted Hilton. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 19, at Scalf Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 258 Martin Road, Jonesborough, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  

John G. Petrey

   John Graham Petrey, 91, 512 Swadley Road, Johnson City, died Thursday, November 16, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Petrey was a native of Hazard, Ky., and the son of the late John Wilbur and Margaret Williams Petrey. After moving to Elizabethton, he attended Elizabethton High School and was employed by North American Rayon Corporation. Following his retirement, he moved to Edgewater, Fla., and was a member and deacon at Glencoe Baptist Church. While living in Elizabethton, he was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School and served as deacon.
   Mr. Petrey was preceded in death by his wife, Marjory Nichols Petrey; a son, John Graham Petrey II; three brothers, Albert, Robert and Arthur Lee; and three sisters, Beatrice, Myrtle and Dorothy.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Peggy and Harold Lingerfelt, Elizabethton, and Barbara Shields, Johnson City, and nine grandchildren, Michael Lingerfelt, Mark Lingerfelt, Marjory Cook, Maylee Washko, Deborah Ann Parsons, Matthew Shields, Mark Petrey Shields, Peggy Winans and John Graham Petrey III. Twenty-four great-grandchildren also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   PETREY -- Memorial and inurnment services for John Graham Petrey, 91, 512 Swadley Road, Johnson City, who died Thursday, November 16, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2000, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Steven Witt officiating. Music will be by Jacob Lee Cook. Honorary pallbearers will be Kristina Whitworth, Rebecca Parsons, Alycia Shields, Jason Mark Shields, Jessica Robin Shields, Brandon Barrett Shields, Robert Logan Shields, Ann Marie Shields, Steven Christensen, Jacob Christensen, Jessica Christensen, Nathan Christensen, Courtney Christensen, Jacob Lee Cook, Jonathan Mark Cook, Jay Michael Cook, Michelle Lee Tarr, Kenny Hinson, Mark Mitchell Lingerfelt, Angela Jean Lingerfelt, Nicholas Graham Lingerfelt, Megan Elizabeth Winans, Caitlin Winans, Stephanie Graves, Dr. Mark Chang, Dr. Alan Colyar, Don Edgar, Albert Harrison, Mack Nichols, Selba Campbell, Mack Shaffer, Will Shaffer, Theil McCracken, Linberg Estep, Harold Stout and Glen Olen Black. Friends may call at the residence of his daughter, Peggy Lingerfelt, 680 Fox Meadow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

George W. Roberts

   George W. Roberts, 82, 2413 Hwy. 107, Unicoi, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Roberts was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. He was a son of the late John and Dora Buchanan Roberts and was also preceded in death by three sisters.
   Mr. Roberts was a farmer and retired from the Veterans Administration, Mountain Home, in 1975. He was a World War II Army veteran, having received the Good Conduct Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Full Gospel Holiness Tabernacle.
   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Verlie Woodby Roberts; seven daughters and three sons-in-law, Gail and Albert Laws, Sandra Gouge, Linda and Donnie Edwards, Sheridan and Jeff Livingston and Debbie Roberts, all of Unicoi, Shirley Sparks, Erwin, and Helen Longcrier, Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Hazel Roberts, Unicoi; and six sisters and three brothers-in-law, Frances and Frank Horton, Inis and Harry Yarber, Joyce Osborne and Loris Reeser, all of Unicoi, Olean Roberts, Erwin, and Myrtle and Carl Laughren, Brummitts Creek, N.C. Eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ROBERTS -- Funeral services for George W. Roberts, 82, 2413 Hwy. 107, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, November 17, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Owens and Charles Lee Johnson officiating. Music will be provided by the Barner Family Trio. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 18, at Woodby Pate Cemetery, Upper Stone Mountain Road, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi. Grandsons, Albert Lee Laws, George Sparks, Anthony "Tony" Sparks and Jeffery Livingston, and nephews, Odell Roberts, Buddy Osborne, Kenneth Roberts and Dale Roberts will serve as active pallbearers. Other nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Friday and at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The family, friends and ministers may gather at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 2413 Hwy. 107, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Mary L. Shaffer

  SHAFFER -- The family of Mrs. Mary L. Shaffer, 86, 109 Roberts Lane, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, invites the community to join us in a service of congregational worship to the glory of God and to honor the memory of Mary's life among us. We will worship our Lord together at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2000, at Grandview Christian Church, 1600 Buffalo Street at University Parkway, Johnson City. Her pastors, Aaron J. Wymer and Frank Smith, will lead us. Between now and the memorial service friends may call on the family evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mary's home. Instead of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts be made to Grandview Christian Church or to Milligan College. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Mildred N. Wandell

   Mrs. Mildred Nave Wandell, 79, 425 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Wandell was a native of Carter County (Old Butler) and the daughter of the late Isaac and Cora White Nave. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Charles Richard Scruggs and Wesley Wandell, a son, Barry Anthony Scruggs, and by five brothers and one twin sister.
   Mrs. Wandell was a former employee of A.R. Brown of Erwin. She was a member of Rittertown Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny Patrick and Carol Cole Scruggs, Elizabethton; a sister, Mary Nave Presnell, Elizabethton; one aunt, Mae Hodge, Elizabethton; a special cousin, D.W. White, Johnson City; and a special friend, Bonnell Estep, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   WANDELL -- Memorial services for Mrs. Mildred Nave Wandell, 79, 425 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 18, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Tommy Haynes officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. It was Mrs. Wandell's wishes that her body be donated to the Anatomy Department, East Tennessee State University. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Humane Society, c/o Bob White, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644, or to Rittertown Baptist Church, 170 Greenbriar Drive, Hampton, TN 37658. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Lisa K. Wilkins

   Lisa Kay Edwards Wilkins, 41, 113 Journeys End Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 16, 2000, at her residence.
   Mrs. Wilkins was a native of Philadelphia, Pa., and a daughter of Tonia Kay Crowe Sparks, Elizabethton, and the late Sidney A. Edwards.
   Mrs. Wilkins was a 1976 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. She was employed as a Care Giver and attended the Catholic Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Rachael Elizabeth Wilkins and Lesley Dawn Blevins, both of Elizabethton; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Katheryn Crowe, Elizabethton; several aunts and uncles, including a special uncle, Harry Crowe Jr.; and two special friends, Danny Wilkins and Dorothy Fair.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

November 16, 2000

Helen H. Lyle

  Dorothy Helen Harshbarger Lyle, 74, formerly of the Austin Springs Community, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at NHC Healthcare.
   Mrs. Lyle was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a daughter of the late Frank Ray and Erma Lucille Barron Harshbarger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin H. Lyle, and a sister.
   Mrs. Lyle was a member of Austin Springs United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include three sons, Marvin Heberd "Mickie" Lyle, Jonesborough, Steve Lyle, Hampton, and Timothy T. Lyle, Johnson City, and two daughters, Pam Simpson, Piney Flats, and Jean Barnes, Johnson City. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
  LYLE -- Funeral services for Dorothy Helen Harshbarger Lyle, 74, formerly of the Austin Springs Community, who went to be with her Lord, November 14, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 16, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Henry Berry officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Friday, November 17, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Johnson City. Rev. Keith Moore will be in charge of graveside services. Active pallbearers will be Grady Hill, Danny Davis, Jerry Barron, Gomer Feathers, Jimmy Johnson and R.C. Nidiffer. Honorary pallbearers will be Marshal Harrison, Jim Lyle, Joe Lyle, Tom Lyle, Ralph Clifford and Bill Barnes. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Lyle was a devoted mother and friend to all who knew her. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Daisy B. King

  
Daisy Bristol King, 95, NHC Healthcare, formerly of Piney Flats, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at NHC.
   Mrs. King was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and had lived most of her life in Piney Flats. She was a daughter of the late William H. and Betty Brummit Bristol and was also preceded in death by her husband, Arden Larry King, in 1971, a daughter, Juliann King Ford, in 1973, and by three brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. King was a member of Edgefield United Methodist Church and a member of Princeton Presbyterian Church Circle One Program.
   Survivors include a daughter, Hilda King Winkle, Gray, and three sons, Ray Bristol King, Johnson City, Albert Arden King, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Larry Wayne King, Piney Flats. Eleven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
  KING -- Funeral services for Daisy Bristol King, 95, NHC Healthcare, formerly of Piney Flats, who died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 16, from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with the Rev. Virgel F. Booher and Mack Houston officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, November 17, at New Bethel Cemetery, Piney Flats. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For those who wish the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Edgefield United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 745 Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia L. Ritchie


  Mrs. Georgia Lynn Ritchie, 403 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Ritchie was a native of Sullivan County and a daughter of the late Jonas and Bertie Torbett Winebarger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Ritchie; a son, Joseph M. Ritchie; a sister, Audria Crosswhite; two brothers, Carlston and Eugene Winebarger; and a half-brother, Arvil Torbett.
   Mrs. Ritchie had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include four sisters, Hassie Merritt, Elizabethton, Verna Roberts, Baltimore, Md., Ola Greer, Cocoa, Fla., and Nellie Nave, National City, Calif., and a brother, Charles Winebarger, Lake Havasu, Ariz. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
  RITCHIE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Lynn Ritchie, 403 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, November 17, at First Christian Church with Mr. Donald B. Marshall and Mr. John H. Smith, ministers, officiating. Brenda Merritt, soloist, and Dr. David Runner, organist, will provide the music. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Friday, will be Steve Greer, Jack Greer, Randy Merritt, Dean Crosswhite, Lowell Roberts, George Ritchie, Jim Andrews, Gene Estep, Jerry Van der Vlugt and Tom Chesrown. Honorary pallbearers will be all her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and Forrest Neatherly, Roy Arney and David Arney. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Ritchie to the Music Department of First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William J. Sampson Sr.

  William Joseph Sampson Sr., 63, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, after a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Sampson was born in Kingsport and had resided most of his life in Johnson City and Elizabethton. He was a member of East Side Christian Church, Elizabethton, where he was a member of the Christian Men's Group and a worship leader. He was a Navy veteran and a lifetime member of Montgomery Lodge, Murphy, N.C., Chattanooga Scottish Rite 32 degree and a Shriner. He was a member of the Steamfitters and Pipefitters Union Local #538, Johnson City.
   He was also a volunteer for Good Samaritan Ministries and a nominee for the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award for 1999.
   Mr. Sampson was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ruth Sampson; a grandson, Brandon Garrison; a brother, James E. Sampson; two infant brothers, David L. and Thomas E. Sampson; a niece, Debbie Carr; and a nephew, Mike Carr.
   Survivors include his only son, William Sampson Jr., Hilton Head, S.C.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Catherine Ann and Patrick Cusack, Fletcher, N.C., and Judy Mahler, Johnson City; grandchildren, Stacey Ensor, Catherine Cusack, Cullen Cusack and Marcus Mahler; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Annette Sampson, Johnson City, and Robert and Brenda Sampson, Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sarah and Vernon Wells, Johnson City, Ruth and William Armstrong, Bonita Springs, Fla., and Naomi Sampson. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
  SAMPSON -- Funeral services for William Joseph Sampson Sr., 63, who died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, will be held at 12 o'clock noon in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Mr. John Smith, minister, Dr. J. Michael Shannon, minister, and Mr. Bo Deaton officiating. Special music will be provided by Mr. Bo Deaton. Graveside committal services will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park with Dr. Wayne Emory, minister, officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Kingsport VFW Post #3382. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 11:45 a.m. Friday, will be Donnie Harmon, Wes Holtsclaw, Junior Holtsclaw, Rick Norris, Junior Williams and Floyd Buckles. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Baird, David Crockett, Rev. John Ripley, Ben and James Armstrong, Dr. Frank Johnson, Dr. Robert Blacky and Dr. David Baker. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those who prefer to make memorial contributions may do so to the charity of their choice. Bill was a wonderful man of God who served his Lord through beauty and testimony. He was dearly loved by the children of East Side Christian Church. He was a great sportsman and especially loved golf and fishing. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Shaffer

  Mrs. Mary Lucille Rotter Shaffer, 86, 109 Roberts Lane, Johnson City, formerly of Lansing, Mich., died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, in Johnson City.
   Mrs. Shaffer was a native of Burt Lake, Cheboygan County, Mich., and a daughter of the late Frank and Clara Hemmes Rotter. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Vera H. Richards and Laura V. Rotter.
   Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker, having retired from secretarial positions with the Michigan State Senate and South Lansing Christian Church. She was a member of Grandview Christian Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Howard E. Shaffer; a son, Dr. Donald R. Shaffer, Milligan College; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie A. Hoag, Alto, Mich.; a brother, Emery H. Rotter, Winter Garden, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Norene F. Sleight, DeWitt, Mich.; and two grandchildren, Mrs. Julie C. Morse, Newaygo, Mich., and Scott R. Hoag, Glen Ellyn, Ill. Five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial service arrangements are incomplete at this time.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Grandview Christian Church, 1600 Buffalo Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604, or to Milligan College, P.O. Box 500, Milligan College, Tenn. 37682.
   This announcement courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

November 15, 2000

Michael E. Burrell

   Michael Eugean Burrell, 37, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Hampton, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at his residence after a brief illness.
   Mr. Burrell was a native of Johnson City and a son of Susie Pressley Carver, Johnson City, and the late Auther Burrell. He was also preceded in death by a brother.
   Mr. Burrell was an employee of Snap-on Tools, Elizabethton. He was a member of the Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge #679 and a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Helen Vance Burrell; a daughter, Michelle Burrell, of the home; a son, Justin Burrell, of the home; two brothers, Auther Burrell Jr., Erwin, and Stevie Allen Carver, Nashville; a sister, Anna Carver, Gray; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, including special aunts and uncles, George and Kathy Burrell and Gladys and Larry Dillard; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Mary Vance, Hampton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BURRELL -- Funeral services for Michael Eugean Burrell, 37, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Hampton, who died Monday, November 13, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J.C. Sheets and the Rev. John Stockton officiating. Music will be provided by Kim Berry, Loretta Newton, Tammy Murray and Richard Street. Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge #679 will conduct a service following the funeral service. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 16, in the Burrell Family Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Potter and the Rev. Steve Cochran officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, will be Eric Fletcher, Jerry Jenkins, Mike Gouge, Ed Chambers, Danny McKinney, Eddie Lee Byrd, Curtis Hyder, Terry Barker, David Murray and Bobby Hampton. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Vance, Bobby Joe Fletcher, Teresa Marshall, Mark Gambrell and Lester Carver. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  

Helen H. Lyle

   Dorothy Helen Harshbarger Lyle, 74, formerly of the Austin Springs Community, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at NHC Healthcare.
   Mrs. Lyle was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a daughter of the late Frank Ray and Erma Lucille Barron Harshbarger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin H. Lyle, and a sister.
   Mrs. Lyle was a member of Austin Springs United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include three sons, Marvin Heberd "Mickie" Lyle, Jonesborough, Steve Lyle, Hampton, and Timothy T. Lyle, Johnson City, and two daughters, Pam Simpson, Piney Flats, and Jean Barnes, Johnson City. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

William J. Sampson Sr.

   William Joseph Sampson Sr., 63, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, after a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Sampson was a native of Johnson City and a former resident of Elizabethton. He was a member of East Side Christian Church, Elizabehton, where he was a member of the Christian Men's Group and a worship leader. He was a Navy veteran and a lifetime member of Montgomery Lodge, Murphy, N.C., Chattanooga Scottish Rite 32 degree and a Shriner. He was a member of the Steamfitters and Pipefitters Union Local #538, Johnson City.
   He was also a volunteer for Good Samaritan Ministries and a nominee for the J.C. Penney Golen Rule Award for 1999.
   Mr. Sampson was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ruth Sampson; a grandson, Brandon Garrison; a brother, James E. Sampson; two infant brothers, David L. and Thomas E. Sampson; a niece, Debbie Carr; and a nephew, Mike Carr.
   Survivors include a son, William Sampson Jr., Spring Island, S.C.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Catherine Ann and Patrick Cusack, Fletcher, N.C., and Judy Mahler, Johnson City; grandchildren, Stacey Ensor, Catherine Cusack, Cullen Cusack and Marcus Mahler; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Annette Sampson, Johnson City, and Robert and Brenda Sampson, Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sarah and Vernon Wells, Johnson City, Ruth and William Armstrong, Bonita Springs, Fla., and Naomi Sampson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Services are pending and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Elmer B. Scalf

   Elmer B. Scalf, 73, 148 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Scalf was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Lloyd and Maude Shaw Scalf.
   Mr. Scalf was of the Baptist Faith. He was a former employee of Bemberg Corporation, North American Rayon Corporation, Tri-State Container, and American Water Heater. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166 and the National Rifle Association.
   Survivors include his wife, Martha K. Greenwell Scalf.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SCALF -- Funeral services for Elmer B. Scalf, 73, 148 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 13, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 16, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Stout and the Rev. Buddy Street officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, November 17, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Troy Mann, Marty Hill, Chad Tipton and Rev. Bud Street. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nursing staff of VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

November 14, 2000

Micheal E. Burrell

  Micheal Eugene Burrell, 37, 169 Stone Mountain Road (Piney Grove Community), Hampton, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Leif E. Clark

  Leif Ericsson "Eric" Clark, 62, 170 Peach Orchard Hill, Watauga, died Sunday, November 12, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Clark was a native of Sullivan County and a son of Rosemary Mills Clark, Johnson City, and the late Curtis E. Clark.
  Mr. Clark had lived in Carter County for the past 25 years. He was a graduate of Milligan College and was a retired Chemist from Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Kingsport. He had been retired for 10 years with complications due to Lupus.
  Mr. Clark was a member of Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church and attended the Brick Christian Church. He was a member of the Sinking Creek Masonic Lodge #575, Gray.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 39 years, Annas Thompson Clark; a daughter and son-in-law, Cydne and Norman Smith, Gray; a grandson, Levi Persinger; and a granddaughter, Jaclyn Rosemarie Smith.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  CLARK -- The family and friends of Leif Ericsson "Eric" Clark, 170 Peach Orchard Hill, Watauga, who left for his celebration with God on Sunday, November 12, 2000, invite you to the Memorial Service Thursday evening at Memorial Funeral Chapel. The Celebration will begin with visitation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the service at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Jeff Campbell will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Buck, Ben Colbaugh, Randy Colbaugh, Lon Davis, Johnny Eiklor, Dr. William P. Heath, Roger Herron, Zane Mills, Sonny "Bill" Mottern, Sonny Mottern, Gene Murphy, J. Mack Ray, Gary Sams and Bradley Thompson. Sinking Creek Masonic Lodge #575 will conduct a memorial service following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Youth Program, 23390 Road K., Cortez, Colorado 81321. The burial service will be done privately at a later date in Newfoundland. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James A. Lipford

  James A. "Jimmy" Lipford, 57, 470 Sportsmans Dock Road, Piney Flats, died Sunday, November 12, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.
  Mr. Lipford was a native of Carter County and the son of James H. and Audrey Lois Roberts Lipford of Elizabethton.
Mr. Lipford had lived several years in Atlanta, Ga. He worked for Greyhound and was retired due to disability. He was a member of the East Fairview Free Will Baptist Church and was a Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Patricia McKinney Lipford, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, James Keith and Tina Lipford, Piney Flats; five brothers, Phil Lipford, Mark Lipford, Kevin Lipford Matthew Lipford and Mitchell Lipford, all of Elizabethton; three sisters, Susan Ellison, Shelly Blevins and Angela Markland, all of Elizabethton; and four stepgrandchildren, Michelle and Mike Pinson and Dustin and Matt Wolfe, all of Piney Flats. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

  LIPFORD -- Funeral services for James A. "Jimmy" Lipford, 57, 470 Sportsmans Dock Road, Piney Flats, who died Sunday, November 12, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Bud Malone officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Heavenly Sonlighters. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Elma W. Lyons

  Elma Knight Lyons, 86, 1600 Dixon Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a short illness.
  Mrs. Lyons was a native of Lenoir, N.C., but had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the late Horton Bowers Knight and Grace Dean Hodge Laws. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. Lyons, in 1999, a sister, Pauline Snead, and two brothers, Frank and William Knight.
  Mrs. Lyons was a homemaker and had worked at both Bemberg Corporation and North American Rayon Corporation. She was an active member of West Side Christian Church for over 67 years and had taught Sunday School, served in the nursery, directed Vacation Bible School and was a past president of the Verna Circle.
  Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary "Bobbie" and Walter Brown and Vickie Little, all of Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Donna Lyons, Huber Heights, Ohio; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary "Bobbie" and Howard Simerly, Knoxville; and a brother, Charles Wayne Knight. Eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

  LYONS -- Funeral services for Elma Knight Lyons, 86, 1600 Dixon Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 13, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Greg Key and Mr. Jim Curtis, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mike Fleenor, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Spencer Davis, Kevin Little, Robert Smith, Robert Stennett, Rick Price and Randy Snead. Honorary pallbearers will be David Lyons, Jack Lyons, Howard Simerly, Jerry Simerly, Mike Snead, Murrell Wagner, Troy Wagner, Eston Shaffer, Ben Armstrong, Howard Jewett, Eugene Nave, Brandon Little, Robert Stennett Jr., her Church Family at West Side Christian Church and Employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Mary "Bobbie" Brown, 129 - 4 Townview Estates Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Lyons may be made to the West Side Christian Church Missionary Fund, c/o West Side Christian Church, 1307 West G. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Croy Nave

  Rev. Croy Nave, 92, 504 Bishop Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Rev. Nave was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Campbell and Katie Estep Nave. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Bowers Nave, September 19, 1972, and a son, Robert Nave.
  Rev. Nave was a member of and also served as pastor for several years at New Horseshoe Free Will Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a former employee of Paty Lumber Company.
  Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Frances Nave, June Nave and Carolyn and Archie Martin, all of Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Willie L. and Ruth Nave and Earl E. Nave, all of Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Chester Nave, Elizabethton; and a sister, Eola Nave, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

  NAVE -- Funeral services for Rev. Croy Nave, 92, 504 Bishop Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 13, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Garland and the Rev. Herman Crumley officiating. Music will be under the direction of Pam Wilson, organist, and Patricia Carden, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, in the Family Cemetery in Bishop Hollow, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Berlaskie Bowers, Tim Baumgardner, Curtis Hyder, Gary Nave, Glenn Nave, Charles Nave and Fayne Bowers. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 504 Bishop Hollow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Elmer Scalf

  Elmer Scalf, 73, 148 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

Lethia P. Ward

  Lethia P. Ward, 93, 160 Whaley Town Road, Butler, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Ward was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Wally and Martha Dixon Price. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Ward, a son, Lonzo Ward, a daughter, Mary Winfrey, and a great-grandson, Christopher Roark.
  Mrs. Ward was a member of Fish Springs Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include two daughters, Effie Henson and Jewell Whitener, both of Butler; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Dennis and Beulah Ward and Henry Ward, all of Butler, and John Ward, Chestnut Grove Nursing Home in Virginia; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lula Timbs, West Jefferson, N.C.; and two special friends, Charlie Vines and Joyce Dugger, both of Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.

  WARD -- Funeral services for Lethia P. Ward, 93, 160 Whaley Town Road, Butler, who died Monday, November 13, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, at Fish Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Cable and the Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Cooke Family. Interment will follow the service in the Hamby Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Hicks, T.J. Hicks, Paul Campbell and Steve Payne. The family will receive friends at the residence, 160 Whaley Town Road, Butler, any time after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick, is in charge of arrangements.