December 31, 2000

Charlotte B. Blythe

Mrs. Charlotte Beatrice Blythe, 89, 400 North Boone Street, Johnson City, died Thursday Dec. 28, 2000, in the Asbury Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Blythe formerly lived in the Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton. A native of Greene County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Charles and Lillie Smith Wood. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1929. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lynn Blythe in 1956, by a great-grandson, Joseph Rollins, three sisters and one brother.
Mrs. Blythe was a retired secretary with the Carter County Farm Bureau. She was a charter member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Richmond, Johnson City; one brother, Kenneth Wood, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Donna Collins, and Robert Godsey; two great-grandchildren, Damien Collins and Devon Collins; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

BLYTHE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Beatrice Blythe, 89, 400 North Boone Street, Johnson City, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Revs. James Lindsay and Steve Witt officiating. Interment will be in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. Gary Rice will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William S. Estep

William S. Estep, 61, 714 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, he was the son of Beatrice Hopson Estep of Elizabethton and the late Jack Estep.
Mr. Estep was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam conflict, serving three tours of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Estep was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 17 and Past State Commander of Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238 F&AM and The Jericho Shrine Temple.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Joylene Reece Estep, of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Billy Jack and Glenda Estep, Johnson City; Scott and Michelle Estep, Sumter, S.C.; and Andrew Estep, Sumter, S.C.; two stepdaughters and one stepson-in-law, Carol and Jeff Miller, Johnson City; and Sylvia Reece, of the home; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Jimmy and Julie Reece, Elizabethton; nine grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sue and Gerald Oliver, Elizabethton; Ann and Jerry Carr, Watauga; Maudie Williamson, Sumter, S.C.; and Sandie Alexander, Shirley, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

ESTEP -- Funeral services for William S. Estep, 61, 714 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Marvin Slagle officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Pate and Nancy Bennett. Following the funeral service, Masonic services will be conducted by Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238 F&AM. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd V.F.W. Post No. 3382, Kingsport, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be Dink Sluder, Roby Miller, Jeff Miller, Jerry Carr, Albert Nave and Gerald Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be Members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 17 and all Masonic bodies. Everyone will meet at 9 a.m. at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday evening, Jan. 1, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

Ford H. Odom

Word has been received that Ford Henry Odom, 87, died Dec. 21, 2000, in the Kena Hospital, Tucson, Ariz.
Born in Carter County in 1913, he was a son of the late Thomas Brownlo and Laura Ellen Barnett Odom. He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Heaton Odom, April 1998; by a brother, Clyde E. Odom in 1983; and by a sister, Florence Odom Stevens in April 1996.
Mr. Odom served in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper, later stationed in occupied Japan.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Lee Castillo, Amarillo, Texas; two sons, Tom Odom, Virginia Beach, Va.; and Brian Odom, of Florida; one sister and brother-in-law, June Odom Whitehead and Byrl Whitehead, Roan Mountain; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
At a later date, the ashes will be scattered. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

December 29, 2000

Jewell L. Arnold


   Jewell Lyons Arnold, 75, 188 Danner Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday, December 28, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Arnold was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charlie and Sallie Roberts Lyons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul F. Arnold, September 17, 1981, three brothers, Carl, Glen and Cecil Lyons, and a sister, Omalee Shoun.
   Mrs. Arnold was a member of Unaka Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, J.D. and Debra Arnold, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Jerry Grindstaff, Elizabethton; an only grandchild, Rachel Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a step-grandson, Kenny Stout, Elizabethton; eight sisters-in-law, Belle Lyons, Violet Lyons, Nina Lyons, Fronia Davis, Eliza Moore, Aratta Norris and spouse, Elige, Selda Wilson and Tulva Arnold, all of Elizabethton; and a brother-in-law and spouse, Herman and Edith Arnold, 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
  
   ARNOLD -- Funeral services for Jewell Lyons Arnold, 75, 188 Danner Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, December 28, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 29, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Walker Roberson and the Rev. Bill Ferguson officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney, pianist, special piano solo, Rachel Grindstaff, granddaughter, Shelia Nidiffer, soloist, and John Blair, soloist. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 30, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Taylor, Gary Arnold, Joe Williams, Larry Nidiffer, Bennie Duke, Les Grindstaff, Tom McCloud and Paul Beal. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Weingart and Dr. Clifford Weigand. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 188 Danner Road, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the National Kidney Foundation, East Tennessee, Inc., P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, Tenn. 37617. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Charlotte B. Blythe

   Mrs. Charlotte Beatrice Blythe, 89, of Asbury Center, Johnson City, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, died at the Center Thursday, December 28, 2000, after an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
  

Shirley A. Cox

   Shirley Ann Cox, 65, of NHC HealthCare, Johnson City, died Thursday, December 28, 2000, at NHC after a lengthy illness.
   Ms. Cox was a native of Carter County and a former resident of Greensboro, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd Owen Martin and Bonnie Hazel Elliott Martin and was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Bradley.
   Ms. Cox had lived in Johnson City for the past 33 years. She was a retired ACC secretary from the Johnson City Medical Center and a member of Skyline Heights Baptist Church. She was involved with the original setup of the Headstart Program here in Johnson City.
   Survivors include three daughters, Debra Rae Collins, Susan Lynette James and Lori Cox Ratliff, all of Johnson City; two sons, Donald Lynn Cox and Mark Alan Cox, both of Asheboro, N.C.; two sisters, Mildred Walker, Norfolk, Va., and Barbara Lois Smith, Johnson City; and a brother, Gene Martin, Johnson City; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Joseph Stettner, Johnson City.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COX -- Funeral services for Shirley Ann Cox, 65, of NHC HealthCare, Johnson City, who died Thursday, December 28, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 30, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 30, at Monte Vista Burial Park. The family and friends are asked to meet at Morris-Baker by 1:45 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Allie M. Livingston

   Mrs. Allie Mae Stout Livingston, 83, 810 Dogwood Acres, Hampton, died Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Livingston was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John Abe and Linnie Perdue Stout. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Luther Livingston, a daughter, Dorthy Williams, and two brothers, Glenn and Floyd Stout.
   Mrs. Livingston was a homemaker and a Charter Member of the Valley Forge Church of God, having attended the church for over 60 years. She had numerous half-sisters and brothers.
   Survivors include four sons, Roy Livingston, Carrol Livingston and Jerry Livingston, all of Elizabethton, and Richard Livingston, Hampton; three brothers, Harry Stout and Gilbert Stout, both of Elizabethton, and Robert Stout, Indianapolis, Ind.; a grandson, Roger Livingston; a granddaughter, Traci Livingston; a great-granddaughter, Whitney Livingston; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Ray Rash.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Mae Stout Livingston, 83, 810 Dogwood Acres, Hampton, who died Wednesday, December 27, 2000, and is now in heaven rejoicing with the Angels, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 30, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ken Bewley and the Rev. Mike Kirby officiating. Jurrelle Smith will provide the music. Interment will be in the Jenkins Cemetery. Mrs. Livingston was a devout Christian, a devoted mother and dedicated member of the church. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, will be Ray Livingston, Gary Stout, Tommy Stout, Larry Stout, Arvil Livingston, Homer Sims, Powell Melton and J.D. Livingston. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the service hour at 2 p.m. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Jerry Livingston, 511 Race Street, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 28, 2000

Jack P. Holland

  GREENEVILLE -- Jack Perry Holland, 65, Newmansville Community, Afton, died Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Holland was a son of the late Perry and Mary Holland. He was a member of Central Church of Christ of Carter County.
  Mr. Holland was employed by Central Paper and Supply Company, Johnson City, for 33 years and was a farmer.
  Survivors include his wife, Cindy S. Holland; five sons, Donald P. Holland, Newmansville Community, Jack C. Holland, Elizabethton, William D. "Poe" Holland, Johnson City, James L. Holland, Milligan Community, and Joshua T. Holland, of the home; two daughters, Jody Fitzsimmons, Elizabethton, and Meggan K. Holland, of the home; a stepdaughter, Tina Harbin, Elizabethton; two brothers, Thomas Holland and Lynn Gordon, both of Johnson City; and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Penix, Johnson City. Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Jeffers Mortuary, 208 North College Street, Greeneville, (423) 639-2141, is in charge of arrangements.

  HOLLAND -- Graveside services for Jack Perry Holland, 65, Newmansville Community, Afton, who died Wednesday, December 27, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 29, at Dotys Chapel Church Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Malone officiating. Active pallbearers will be friends and family. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Central Church of Christ of Carter County. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jeffers Mortuary. Jeffers Mortuary, 208 North College Street, Greeneville, (423) 639-2141, is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Mathes

  Roy Mathes, 76, 120 Page Avenue, Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 26, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mr. Mathes was a native of Greene County and a son of the late Willard Earl and Anna Maude Drain Mathes. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, David Mathes.
  Mr. Mathes had lived in Carter County for a number of years. He was a retired construction worker and was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.
  Survivors include his wife, Bettye White Mathes; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bert "B.J." and Helen Mathes and Garry Lee Mathes, all of Johnson City; three brothers and sisters-in-law, J.B. and Alma Mathes and Bill and Jean Mathes, all of Elizabethton, and Bob and Margaret Mathes, Greeneville; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Wanda and Clarence King, Akron, Ohio, Joy and Billy Buckles and Faye Walsh, all of Elizabethton. Two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  MATHES -- Funeral services for Roy Mathes, 76, 120 Page Avenue, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, December 26, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Eddie Dean Palmer will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 30, in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Greene County. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 27, 2000

Mary E. Deese

   Mrs. Mary E. Deese, 99, of Live Oak, Fla., died Sunday, December 24, 2000, at her residence.
   Mrs. Deese was a native of Gadsden, Ala., and had resided in Live Oak for 56 years after moving from Stockton, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Deese, a daughter, Rebecca Smith, and a son, B.W. Deese.
   Mrs. Deese was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.
   Survivors include three sons, Jimmie Deese, Palatka, Fla., Bill Deese, Jefferson, N.C., and Rev. Dennis Deese, Elizabethton, and three daughters, Carrie Belle Kahl and Caroline Williamson, both of Crescent City, Fla., and Ann Underwood, Little River, Texas. Twenty-two grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 28, at Daniels Memorial Chapel, 516 East Howard Street, Live Oak, Fla., with Rev. Dennis Deese and Rev. Cody Deese officiating. Interment will follow at Live Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Daniels Funeral Home, Live Oak, Fla., (904) 362-6333, is in charge of arrangements.
   This announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Claudia S. Lyons

   Claudia Simpson Lyons, 40, 251 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 24, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Lyons was a native of Carter County, a former resident of Arizona and had lived in the Tri-Cities area for the past several years. She was a daughter of the late William E. and Hazel Elizabeth Baird Simpson and was also preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Blevins.
   Mrs. Lyons was a member of First Watauga Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, David Lyons; three daughters, Patricia Moffitt, Cheryl Harrison and Misty Dawn Crowder, all of Elizabethton; four sisters, Verda Mae Painter and Arzella Ruth Constable, both of Johnson City, Edna Delores Tester, Elizabethton, and Norma Cox, Piney Flats; and three brothers, Ronald Simpson, Jonesborough, Glen Simpson and Larry Simpson, both of Watauga. Six 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.
  
   LYONS -- Funeral services for Claudia Simpson Lyons, 40, 251 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, December 24, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 30, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Roy Simpson officiating. Interment will follow in the Scott Cemetery, Watauga. Pallbearers will be Joey Crowder, Perry Cox, Larry Simpson II, Eddie Simpson and Kevin Hicks. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

December 26, 2000

Lucy C. Harrington

  Lucy Curtis Harrington, 81, former Range Community and Carter County resident, died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bay View, Baltimore, Md.
  Mrs. Harrington is survived by her husband of 54 years, Conrad Harrington; a stepdaughter, Ardis Kisenwether, Aberdeen, N.J.; a daughter, April Cilk, Mission Viejo, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Woolford Memorial Baptist Church, Dundalk, Md., at a time to be announced later.
  Connelly Funeral Home, (410) 285-2900, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy E. Jones

  Nancy E. Jones, 89, a former resident of Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 23, 2000, at Bristol Nursing Home.
  Mrs. Jones was the daughter of Marion and Mary Boling. She was the widow of Dana Greenwell and Jack Jones.
Mrs. Jones was a retired employee of Gray's Hosiery Mill. She was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include a son, Glenn Greenwell, Bristol, and a daughter, Mary Alice Rowell, Clearmont, Fla. Five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton with the Rev. Jess Neal officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Weaver Funeral Home.
  Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.

Charlotte Likens

  Charlotte Likens, 66, 829 Ninth Street, Erwin, died Saturday, December 23, 2000.
  Mrs. Likens was born in Unicoi County on July 15, 1934, a daughter of the late Garland and Ada Brown Hood. She was also preceded in death by a niece, Melinda Oakes.
  Mrs. Likens had lived most of her life in Erwin. She was a public school music teacher for 30 years before retiring in 1994. She was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church, where she was currently serving as teacher of the Ruth Sunday School Class and had formerly served as Music Minister.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Likens; a son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Brenda Likens, Kingsport; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Keith Lavin, Bristol; a brother and sister-in-law, Garland and Judy Hood, Johnson City; a niece, Cheryl Hood, Johnson City; grandchildren., Lori Likens, Chris Likens, Cody Likens, Lydia Scheller and David Scheller; her father-in-law, P.O. Likens, and his wife, Thelma; and special friends, Dorothy Edwards, Bernice Brown and June Padgett.
  Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley

  LIKENS -- Funeral services for Charlotte Likens, 66, 829 Ninth Street, Erwin, who passed away into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 23, 2000, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 27, at Ninth Street Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Ward and Dr. Gilbert Adams officiating. Music will be provided by the Ninth Street Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be David Hale, Howard Brown, Larry Stout, Steve Kegley, Tony Harris, Grant Bridges, Lewis Sims, Jack Leonard, John Matthews and the deacons of Ninth Street Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Ruth Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Valley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Music Fund of Ninth Street Baptist Church, 310 Ninth Street, Erwin, Tenn. 37650. Charlotte was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved her Lord, her family and her many friends. Her passion for music and its beauty was shared with hundreds of children over the years. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at vfhome@preferred.com. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Charlotte Hood Likens through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley

Carolyn A. Stevens

  Carolyn Ann Sheets Stevens, 49, 1330 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Friday, December 22, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Stevens was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Joe Sheets, Hampton, and the late Agnes Lorena Clawson Sheets.
Mrs. Stevens was a C.N.A.
  Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Verlin Stevens, of the home; a daughter, Melissa Williams, Hampton; a grandson, Brandon Williams, Hampton; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Billy Sheets, Hampton, and Buddy and Doris Sheets, Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  STEVENS -- Graveside services for Carolyn Ann Sheets Stevens, 49, 1330 Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Friday, December 22, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 24, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Les Stevens, Jeff Odom, Arnold Hughes, Mark Hicks, Eddie Williams and Kenneth Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Honeycutt and Oscar Trivette. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside services. The family received friends from 5 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

Norma J. Tipton

  Norma Jean Tipton, 72, 301 W. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, December 22, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
Mrs. Tipton was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County. She was a daughter of the late Ralph Shelton and Cora Brown.
Mrs. Tipton was a Baptist.
  Survivors include her husband, Conley Robert Tipton; three sons, Conley Robert Tipton Jr., of Florida, Angela "Andy" Robert Tipton, Cummings, Ga., and Michael Anthony Tipton, of Georgia. Seven grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

December 22, 2000

Mary E. Blevins


   Mary E. Blevins, 75, 127 Massey Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 21, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Blevins was a native of Banner Elk, N.C., and the daughter of the late Ralph and Sadie Dean Dula. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge Blevins.
   Mrs. Blevins was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter, Linda Guinn, Elizabethton; five sons, Roger Hardin, Scotty Hardin, Tommy Hardin and David Dula, all of Elizabethton, and Larry Hardin, Mountain City; and a sister, Georgia Hoss, Jonesborough. Ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BLEVINS -- Graveside services for Mary E. Blevins, 75, 127 Massey Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, December 21, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 23, in the Captain Nelson Cemetery on Ripshin with the Rev. Allen Simerly officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, David Dula, 2313 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Benic P. Hampton Sr.

   Benic Preston Hampton Sr., 76, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center.
   Mr. Hampton was born April 24, 1924, in Johnson City, to James and Daisy Mae Headrick Hampton.
   Mr. Hampton retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems/Y-12, where he was in Physical Testing. He was a Veteran and POW of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member, elder and Sunday School Teacher at West Village Christian Church and a member of Faith Masonic Lodge #756.
   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty Greene Hampton; a son and daughter-in-law, Benic Jr. and Deborah Hampton, Morehead, Ky.; two brothers, Roy L. Hampton, Ocala, Fla., and William C. Hampton, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Mozella and Ted Orr, Elizabethton; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Christopher James and Kristen Hampton, Greensboro, N.C.; a granddaughter, Heather Megan Hampton, Morehead, Ky.; and a sister-in-law, Mary Frances Tolliver and her husband Berdell, Oak Ridge. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Weatherford Mortuary, 158 S. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, (865) 482-2464, is in charge of arrangements.
   This announcement courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HAMPTON -- Funeral services for Benic Preston Hampton Sr., 76, of Oak Ridge, who died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, December 22, at West Village Christian Church with the Rev. Noel Kirk officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Full Military Honors will be provided by the Volunteer State Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Clint Sulfridge, Fred Griffith, Nathan Jones, Michael Bundy, Eddie Bailiff and Gregory Tolliver. Memorials may be made to West Village Christian Church Building Fund, 636 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830. The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at West Village Christian Church. Weatherford Mortuary, 158 S. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, (865) 482-2464, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Randy C. McKinney

   Randy Carroll McKinney, 49, 198 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Thursday, December 21, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. McKinney was a native of Carter County and a son of Rollo and Lois Hathaway McKinney, Hampton.
   Mr. McKinney was employed by Bosch Braking Systems, Johnson City. He was a member of Unicoi Memorial Union Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, June Stevens McKinney; a son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Marti McKinney, Johnson City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jan and Fred "Bobby" Simerly, Hampton, and Joan and Danny Jones, Elizabethton; a grandson, Daniel McKinney, Unicoi; and a niece, Lindsey Jones. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Randy Carroll McKinney, 49, 198 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, December 21, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Fender and the Rev. Scotty Wilson officiating. The Rev. Ron Fender will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, will be Sonny Jones, Guy Mushier, Dwight Street, Cliff Jones, Rick Ingram, Rick Cheek, Harvey Stevens and Gary Flannary. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Unicoi Memorial Union Church and fellow workers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence or at the residence of his parents. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Pearl Moss

   Mrs. Pearl Moss, 84, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of 100 West H. Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Moss was a native of Toms Creek, Va., having lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late William and Bessie Nave Long and was also preceded in death by two sisters.
   Mrs. Moss was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton, where she sang with the "Joyful Singers." She was a former employee of Inter-Mountain Telephone Company, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, and the Elizabethton Credit Bureau.
   Survivors include her husband, L.C. Moss, Asbury Center, Johnson City; three daughters, Amelia Travis, Atlanta, Ga., Roma Anderson, Saint Clair, Mich., and Melody McMillan, Louisville, Ky.; a son, Lexie Moss, Lake Mary, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Eleanor Hampton, Elizabethton, and Patricia Mossman of California.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   MOSS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Moss, 84, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of 100 West H. Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, at First Baptist Church of Elizabethton with the Rev. Brent Seals and the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Michael McMillan, Jacob McMillan, Lexie Moss IV, Richmond McCloud and Tyler Travis and also Bill Broome. Honorary pallbearers will be Randall Birchfield, John Bunn, Peter Hampton, Carroll Broome, Horace Broome, Ed C. Alexander, Dean Perry and Floyd Bowers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of Martha Harvey, 116 West F. Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to First Baptist Church, Vision 2000, 212 East F. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Ronald W. Oakes

   Ronald William Oakes, 80, 120 Bare Hollow Road, Watauga, died Thursday, December 21, 2000, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Mr. Oakes was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Floyd and Mae M. Franklin Oakes. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Oakes, Stuart Oakes, Jimmy Oakes and Clyde Oakes, and a sister, Edith Oakes.
   Mr. Oakes was a retired grinder and machinist and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
   Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Hendricks, LaBelle, Fla., Jennie K. Bain, Gainesville, Fla., and Lila Ramos, of Costa Rica; two sisters, Ethel Oakes, Sophia, N.C., and Freda Baxter, Sea Grove, N.C.; and three brothers, Eugene Oakes, Watauga, Donald Oakes, Sophia, N.C., and Billy Oakes, Sea Grove, N.C. Twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   OAKES -- Graveside services for Ronald William Oakes, 80, 120 Bare Hollow Road, Watauga, who died Thursday, December 21, 2000, will be conducted at 12 noon Friday, December 22, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the VA Chaplain officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 11:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Justin Vanover

   Justin Vanover, 23, 1360 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at his residence.
   Mr. Vanover was a native of Johnson City and the son of Susan Stansberry, Elizabethton.
   Mr. Vanover was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Viola Stansberry, and a son, Elija Cane Vanover.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three aunts and uncles, Vanessa and Benny Oliver, Mike and Debbie Stansberry and Robin and Larry Perry, all of Elizabethton, and five cousins, Reggie Anderson, Tenielle Arnett, Michael Stansberry, Heather Stansberry and Travis Burgess, all of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   VANOVER -- Funeral services for Justin Vanover, 23, 1360 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, December 22, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Lonnie Turner officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 23, in the Brown Cemetery, Johnson County. Active pallbearers will be Roger Tolley, Howard Puckett, David Carter, Troy Scalf, Tony Dugger and Bobby Scalf. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Trivette and Ralph Patterson. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  

December 21, 2000

Frank E. Cutlip
  Frank Edward Cutlip, 88, 506 Highway 321, Hampton, died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at his residence.
  Mr. Cutlip was a native of West Virginia and a son of the late J.J. and Emma Coager Cutlip. He was also preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.
  Mr. Cutlip had lived in Akron, Ohio for a number of years where he was employed by Firestone. He had lived in Carter County for 55 years. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation where he had worked for 38 years.
  He was a member of the Hampton Masonic Lodge #750 and was a former County Commissioner. He was a member and Deacon of Rittertown Baptist Church.
  Survivors include his wife, Lillian Smith Cutlip; two daughters, Shonette Cutlip Tolley, Hampton, and E. Ranell Orfield, Greeneville; and a son, Charles Tolley, Mountain City. Five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  CUTLIP -- Funeral services for Frank Edward Cutlip, 88, 506 Highway 321, Hampton, who died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Haynes and the Rev. Deryl McCloud officiating. Interment will be in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be Guy Troutman, Frank Greene, Eston Treadway and the Deacons of Rittertown Baptist Church. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Tennessee Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 2206, Brentwood, Tenn. 37024. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Blanie P. Lockner
  Mrs. Blanie Payne Lockner, 92, 180 George Henry Day Road, Butler, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C.
  Mrs. Lockner was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late George W. and Nancy Anderson Payne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Martin Lockner, in 1944; a daughter, Geraldine Lockner; four brothers, Dayton, Dewey, Delaney and Danford Payne; and a sister, Beatrice Honeycutt.
  Mrs. Lockner was a member of the Meadow View Baptist Church.
  Survivors include five daughters and three sons-in-law, Thelma Irene and Ted Bunton, Sugar Grove, N.C., Nancy Louise and Jess Ward, Butler, Sarah Katherine Lockner, Evelyn L. and Larry Greer and Vernelle Lockner, all of Boone, N.C.; a sister, Blanche Dickens, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Ward and Charlotte Ryan, both of Johnson City, Michael Ward, Charlotte, N.C., and Tonya Carroll Greer, Wilkesboro, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Adrian Ward and Antone Ward. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  LOCKNER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Blanie Payne Lockner, 92, 180 George Henry Day Road, Butler, who died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 21, at Meadow View Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Music will be by the Pilgrims Journey. Interment will be in the Buntontown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family receiveds friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Katherine Lockner, 105 By Pass, Boone, N.C. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy V. Miller
  Timothy V. Miller, 39, 408 M. Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, in Elizabethton.
  Mr. Miller was a native of Carter County and the son of Fred Miller, Elizabethton, and Barbara Livingston, Cleveland, Tenn.
  Mr. Miller was the owner and operator of T & L Barber Shop. He was a member of North Side Baptist Church.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Kelly Norris Miller, Elizabethton; a son, Cammeron Timothy Von Miller, of the home; a sister, Kimerly Anne Miller, Daytona Beach, Fla.; and a brother, Dirk Singleton, Cleveland, Tenn. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  MILLER -- Funeral services for Timothy V. Miller, 39, 408 M. Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 22, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Miller, Lisa Odom, Dick Oatman, Jimmy Buchanan, John B. Smith, Lawrence Hodge and Gabe Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be Dirk Singleton, Chris Blevins, Dallas Richardson, Bob Hughes, John P. Miller, Claude "Yo" Malone and Pam Oatman. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 408 M. Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Pearl Moss
  Pearl Moss, 84, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of 100 West H. Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Lester W. Staten
  Lester William Staten, 75, 604 Hiwassee Hill Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mr. Staten was a native of Cranberry, N.C., and had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was a son of the late Ed and Tina Mann Staten and was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Staten.
  Mr. Staten was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, and had worked for ET & WNC Trucking Company as a driver. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and a member of the Johnson City Masonic Lodge #486.
  Survivors include his wife, Jackie Ruth Shirley Staten; a son, Alan Staten, Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Jane Ann Poarch, Johnson City; five brothers, Charles Staten, Jackson, Miss., David Staten and Jesse Staten, both of Johnson City, Joe Staten, Laurel, Md., and Ted Staten, Lenoir, N.C.; a sister, Kathy Hopson, Jonesborough; and four grandchildren, Trevor Staten and Belinda Staten, both of Charlotte, N.C., Jonathan Poarch and Christopher Poarch, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

  STATEN -- Funeral services for Lester William Staten, 75, 604 Hiwassee Hill Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 21, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Dr. Ronald Murray and the Rev. Richard Ratliff officiating. Special music will be under the direction of Tony Martin. Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 22, in the U.S. National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Pallbearers will be selected from friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Central Baptist Church "Completing the Dream" Fund, 300 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Justin Vanover
  Justin Vanover, 23, 1360 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at his residence.
  Mr. Vanover was a native of Johnson City and the son of Susan Stansberry, Elizabethton.
  Mr. Vanover was a member of East Side Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Viola Stansberry, and a son, Elija Cane Vanover.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three aunts and uncles, Vanessa and Benny Oliver, Mike and Debbie Stansberry and Robin and Larry Perry, all of Elizabethton, and five cousins, Reggie Anderson, Tenielle Arnett, Michael Stansberry, Heather Stansberry and Travis Burgess, all of Elizabethton.
  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

December 20, 2000

Tony M. Cole

   Tony Mack Cole, 57, 1058 Dry Creek Road, Erwin, died Monday, December 18, 2000, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   Mr. Cole was a native of Elizabethton and a son of the late Harry Edward and Nancy Margaret Counts Cole.
   Mr. Cole served in the U.S. Army Infantry from 1963 until 1966. He formerly worked at Southeastern Apparel and was currently employed as a machine operator at May's Mfg., Johnson City. He attended Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church, Erwin.
   Survivors include his wife, Aloma McInturff Cole, and two brothers, Gary Edward Cole and Ronnie Cole, both of California.
   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley
  
   COLE -- Funeral services for Tony Mack Cole, 57, 1058 Dry Creek Road, Erwin, who died Monday, December 18, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 21, at Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. James E. Dunn and the Rev. David Lyle officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Interment will follow at McInturff Cemetery, Dry Creek Community, Erwin. Military graveside honors will be provided by the VFW Post #2166, Elizabethton. Pallbearers will be Terry McInturff, Josh McInturff, Carl Jones, Ron Meredith, Dan Phillips, Steve William, Halvie Griffith and Gordon Brummitt. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Tony Mack Cole through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley


Len R. Estep
   Len Rex Estep, 69, 1775 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Estep was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late John Mal and Zora Church Estep. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Estep, and a daughter, Sue Solomon.
   Mr. Estep was a former employee of Tri-State Container. He had lived in Detroit, Mich., for a number of years and retired from West-Vaco Container in Detroit. He returned to Elizabethton four months ago. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Anna Estep, Elizabethton; two daughters, Sandra Bates and Peggy Comacho, both of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Raymond Estep, Elizabethton, and Gurney Estep, Tipton, Mich.; and two sisters, Pat Patterson and Betty Jo Ketchem, both of Elizabethton. Ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ESTEP -- Funeral services for Len Rex Estep, 69, 1775 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, December 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Chapman officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 22, in the Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday, will be Mike Johnson, Bill Tester, Basil Blackburn, Allen Blevins, William McHone and Chad Blackburn. A special thanks to the 3rd Floor Nurses and Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Anna Estep, 1775 Highway 91, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Blaine P. Lockner
   Mrs. Blaine Payne Lockner, 92, 180 George Henry Day Road, Butler, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C.
   Mrs. Lockner was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late George W. and Nancy Anderson Payne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Martin Lockner, in 1944; a daughter, Geraldine Lockner; four brothers, Dayton, Dewey, Delaney and Danford Payne; and a sister, Beatrice Honeycutt.
   Mrs. Lockner was a member of the Meadow View Baptist Church.
   Survivors include five daughters and three sons-in-law, Thelma Irene and Ted Bunton, Sugar Grove, N.C., Nancy Louise and Jess Ward, Butler, Sarah Katherine Lockner, Evelyn L. and Larry Greer and Vernelle Lockner, all of Boone, N.C.; a sister, Blanche Dickens, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Ward and Charlotte Ryan, both of Johnson City, Michael Ward, Charlotte, N.C., and Tonya Carroll Greer, Wilkesboro, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Adrian Ward and Antone Ward. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LOCKNER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Blaine Payne Lockner, 92, 180 George Henry Day Road, Butler, who died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 21, at Meadow View Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Music will be by the Pilgrims Journey. Interment will be in the Buntontown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Katherine Lockner, 105 By Pass, Boone, N.C. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy V. Miller
   Timothy V. Miller, 39, 406 Elm Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, in Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Howard J. Hardin
   Howard J. "Red" Hardin, 83, of Fairfax, Va., died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, in Fairfax, Va., following a short illness.
   Mr. Hardin was born May 11, 1917, on Stoney Creek. He had resided in northern Virginia for the past 33 years. He was the son of the late William D. and Kathryn Hardin.
   Mr. Hardin was a veteran of World War II, having served in Japan.
   Survivors include a brother, Joe Hardin, Hunter community; two sisters, Nan Scott, Hunter community, and Pearl Hardin, Elizabethton; four sons, Larry Hoss and Tony Hardin, both of Fairfax, Va., Ricky Hardin and Scotty Hardin, both of Bluff City; and a daughter, Pamela Sells, Bluff City. Nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
   Graveside services and interment will be held at the VA Cemetery, Mountain Home, on Friday, December 22, at 2:30 p.m.
  
Ada B. Shields
   Miss Ada Bess Shields, 86, died Sunday, December 17, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   Miss Shields, of 311 Bill Jones Road, Jonesborough, made her home with her niece, Maxie June Fox English; two great-nieces, Krista June and Johannah Leigh English; and three great-great-nephews, Michael Devon and Jacob Corbin Shelton and Mylik McKenzie English-Williams.
   Miss Shields, known to all as Aunt Bess, was the daughter of the late Sam and Bessie Thelma Jones Shields. She was the granddaughter of Dr. J.H. and Dora Bell Hartsell Jones and was a descendant of several local early pioneer families.
   She was preceded in death by four brothers, John Russell Shields, Sam Shields Jr., David "Nick" Shields and Walter Max Shields; two sisters, Hazel Ikenberry and Burnette Fox; a nephew, Sam W. Shields; a niece, Cynthia H. Mikulencak; and a great-nephew, James Edward Mikulencak.
   Miss Shields retired from Beaunit Fibers after 39 years. She had also owned Valette Beauty Shop in Elizabethton. She spent the last several years affiliated with Blue Ridge Pottery and Antiques in Erwin.
   She was active in several organizations including the Elizabethton Girls Club, East Tennessee Christian Home, the Grey Ladies and the Washington County Republican Party.
   Survivors include four nephews, Robert Hardin Shields, Denver, Colo., David Author Shields, Elizabethton, Roy Dewayne Ikenberry, Nashville, and James L. Sain (Lamar Caswell Shields), Lovingston, Va., and seven nieces, Patsy Lipford, Elizabethton, Geraldine Hampton, Elizabethton, Jane Baxter of Georgia, Maxie June Fox English, Jonesborough, Pamela Boone, Elizabethton, Jessie Strickland, Elizabethton, and Sonja Alexander, Elizabethton. Twenty-three great-nieces and great-nephews and 34 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHIELDS -- A memorial service for Miss Ada Bess Shields, 86, who died Sunday, December 17, 2000, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, December 22, at Union Church of Christ, Jonesborough. The family will receive friends after the service both at the church and also at the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East Tennessee Christian Home. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Earl W. Simerly
   Earl Wayne Simerly, 70, 3437 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, died Monday, December 18, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Simerly was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Grace Simerly Gonzalez. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Simerly, in 1991.
   Mr. Simerly had lived in Tampa, Fla., for 44 years before returning to Carter County in 1988. He was a retired employee of Palm Harbor Mobile Homes and a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended the Eternal Life Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Clara Whitehead Simerly; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Charles Butler, Dublin, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Kristin Simerly, Omaha, Neb.; two grandsons, Daniel Butler and Austin Simerly; and two granddaughters, Kyle Butler and Hannah Simerly. Several cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SIMERLY -- Funeral services for Earl Wayne Simerly, 70, 3437 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, who died Monday, December 18, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Donald Yates and the Rev. Raymond Whitehead officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 22, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Friday, will be Keith Russell, Arnold Hughes, Carl Harrison, Bill Pearce, Clarence Lyons and Jack Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Russell, Earl Aldridge, Harold Hampton and D.H. Hampton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 19, 2000

Johnny W. Fortenberry

  Johnny W. Fortenberry, 27, of Tylertown, Miss., died unexpectedly Sunday, December 17, 2000, in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Mr. Fortenberry was a native of Johnson City, living the last 20 years in Tylertown. He was the son of Yvonne Monteith Fortenberry and the late Bill Fortenberry.
  Johnny was of the Baptist faith and was employed for a number of years by Baker Valvo, Baker, La. He was the grandson of the late Harold and Jackie Monteith and Willis and Doris Fortenberry.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Tiffany Fortenberry, and a daughter, Victoria Fortenberry, both of Tylertown, Miss.; three aunts, Dottie Stout, Carmella Price and Susan Fortenberry Mitchell; and two uncles, Wallace H. Cable Jr. and Harold B. Monteith Jr. Several cousins also survive.
  Funeral services will be held in Tylertown, Miss., with interment in the Fortenberry Family Cemetery.
  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.

Edna C. Holderfield

  Edna Crawford Holderfield, 58, 5853 Diamond Pointe Circle, El Paso, Texas, died Saturday, December 16, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Holderfield was a native of Watauga and the daughter of Grace Crawford Morrison, Watauga, and the late Frank Crawford. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmy Holderfield.
  Mrs. Holderfield was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Thomas "Glen" Easter, of the home; two sons, Ronald E. Holderfield, Culpeper, Va., and Sean M. Holderfield, Sherman, Texas; a daughter, Donna Holderfield Loebs, Culpeper, Va.; and a sister, Barbara Widner, Kingsport. Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  HOLDERFIELD -- Funeral services for Edna Crawford Holderfield, 58, 5853 Diamond Pointe Circle, El Paso, Texas, who died Saturday, December 16, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, at Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow the service in the Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Eugene Holderfield, Sean Holderfield, Stephen Loebs, Dwayne Blevins, Leo Humphreys and Jimmy Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Morgan, Carroll Shepherd and Howard Morrison. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her mother, Grace Crawford Morrison, 1953 Bristol Highway, Watauga, at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Allilion R. Lewis

  Allilion Rose Lewis, 74, 400 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, formerly of Butler, died Monday, December 18, 2000, at Asbury Center.
  Miss Lewis was a native of Butler and a daughter of the late Clarence Theodore and Mae Reece Lewis.
  Miss Lewis was a 1944 graduate of The Watauga Academy, a graduate of East Tennessee State College and received her master's degree from Peabody College in Nashville. She was a retired school teacher with the Department of Defense's Education Department, serving in Germany, Japan, and other overseas assignments. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #218, Butler, and a member of Butler Baptist Church.
  Survivors include one aunt, Kate Reagan, Johnson City, and several cousins.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  LEWIS -- Funeral services for Allilion Rose Lewis, 74, 400 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, who died Monday, December 18, 2000, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Cunningham and Mr. Jimmy Brown officiating. Interment will be in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, will be Clayton Brown, Jack Stout, Larry Smith, Ted Smith, Bryan Smith, David Reagan, Everett Brown and Toby Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Clarence Spannuth and the Staff of Asbury Center. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Elonzo T. Nave

  Elonzo Tyler "Lon" Nave, 90, 506 Range Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 16, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.
  Mr. Nave was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Joseph and Sally White Nave. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, India Price Nave, and by four brothers and two sisters.
  Mr. Nave was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and a retired Sales Manager for Beaunit Fibers, having worked out of the New York Office for a number of years. He was a member of First Christian Church.
He was a member of the Elizabethton Elks Lodge #1847, the Elizabethton Golf Club and a member of the River Queen Club. He was a Country Music Singer.
  Survivors include his wife, Nellie Greer Nave; several nieces and nephews; two special sisters-in-law, Grace Williams and Ellen Holly; a special friend, Cliff Rhodes; and a special cousin, Dorothy Jacobs.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  NAVE -- Funeral services for Elonzo Tyler "Lon" Nave, 90, 506 Range Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, December 16, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Donald B. Marshall and Mr. Richard Williams, ministers, officiating. Interment will be at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, will be Jack Ramsey, John Henery, Jerry Holly, Jeff O'Conner, Jim Lewis, Woody Hensley, Jeff Guinn and Bob Benson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Burleson, Julian Burleson, Tommy Biddle, Jim Banner, James Denny, Herman Roland, Jack Sheehan, LeRoy Perkins, Alonzo Perkins, Sid Davidson, Howard Nave, David Melton and Huey Carden. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sherry Y. Payne

  Sherry Yeargin Payne, 56, 229 Old Doeville Road, Butler, died at her residence Saturday, December 16, 2000.
  Mrs. Payne was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Norman Edward and Maxie Faye Cornett Stout. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Payne, June 27, 1999, and a brother, John Allen Stout, October 7, 2000.
  Mrs. Payne had lived in Butler for a number of years. She was a 1963 graduate of Hampton High School and was retired due to disability. She served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. She was a member of The Lighthouse of Truth Church, Hampton.
Survivors include two sons, Bryan Yeargin, Simpsonville, S.C., and Daniel R. Yeargin, Rock Hill, S.C.; three sisters, Linda Dale Malone, Bossier City, La., Norma Kyte, Elizabethton, and Kathy Hill, Hampton; a brother, Jerry Stout, Elizabethton; and four grandchildren, Jessica, Nathaniel, Callie and Sarah Yeargin.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  PAYNE -- Funeral services for Sherry Yeargin Payne, 56, 229 Old Doeville Road, Butler, who died at Saturday, December 16, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kim Casey and the Rev. Mickey Beal officiating. The Lighthouse of Truth Singers will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 21, in the Dyson Grove Cemetery, Butler. Military Honors at the graveside will be conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. 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 sister, Kathy Hill, 119 Williams Street, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Presnell

  Mrs. Mary Louise Nave Presnell, 82, 917 Elliott Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 18, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
  Mrs. Presnell was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Ike and Cora White Nave. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas V. Presnell, in 1960; a daughter, Carolyn Puckett; a sister, Mildred Wandell; and five brothers, Doran Nave, Howard Nave, Spencer Nave, Charlie "Chick" Nave and Joe Nave.
  Mrs. Presnell had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a Charter Member of Immanuel Baptist Church, but prior to her illness she attended First Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas "Buzz" and Grace Presnell, Kannapolis, N.C., Larry and Regina Presnell and Rick and Peggy Presnell, all of Elizabethton. Thirteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  PRESNELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Louise Nave Presnell, 82, 917 Elliott Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, December 18, 2000, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Friends may call any time at her residence, 917 Elliott Street, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Earl Simerly

  Earl Simerly, 70, 3437 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, died Monday, December 18, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Teresa E. Tipton

  Teresa Ellen Tipton, 46, Lee Apartments #1, Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Friday, December 15, 2000, at her residence.
  Mrs. Tipton was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Martha Hopson Campbell, Roan Mountain.
  Mrs. Tipton was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church, Roan Mountain. She was preceded in death by her father, Maynard Campbell Sr.
  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jerry Tipton, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Shellie Tipton, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Robert Perkins, Roan Mountain; four granddaughters, Alexis and Leah Perkins, both of Roan Mountain, and Hannah and Sarah Tipton, both of Elizabethton; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosie and Robert Thomas, Kingsport, Penny and Clayton Guess, Elizabethton, Dimple and Lloyd Whiteley, Banner Elk, N.C., Althea and Keith Tipton, Chesnee, S.C., Gloria and Blaine McAmis, Piney Flats, and Karen and Chris Hitechew, Roan Mountain; and five brothers and one sister-in-law, Maynard Jr. and MC Campbell, Elizabethton, Bruce Campbell, Holland, Mich., Steve Campbell, Louisville, Ky., Rudy Campbell, Roan Mountain, and Lucky Campbell, Shepardsville, Ky. Thirty-one nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  TIPTON -- Funeral services for Teresa Ellen Tipton, 46, Lee Apartments #1, Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Friday, December 15, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt and the Rev. Jerry McCoury officiating. Music will be under the direction of Linda Campbell, soloist, and Patty Honeycutt, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, at Johnson-Roanview Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Chad Tipton, Chris Hitechew, Robert Perkins, Lloyd Whiteley, Blaine McAmis and Robert Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be all her brothers. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

December 18, 2000

Mary M. Johnson


   Mrs. Mary Mildred Johnson, 70, 301 Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, December 17, 2000, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Johnson was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived in Carter County for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Sid and Emma Fields Ramsey and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie Johnson, three infant sons, a sister and a brother.
   Mrs. Johnson was a member of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Jacob Johnson, of the home; three daughters, Wanda Dison, of the home, Emma Bertha Johnson and Teresa Carnes, both of Roan Mountain; four sons, Leonard Johnson and Danny Johnson, both of Roan Mountain, Michael Johnson, Hampton, and Buster Johnson, Banner Elk, N.C.; four sisters, Ruby Townsend and Marie Townsend, both of Lenoir, N.C., Thelma Hicks, Mountain City, and Edith Buchanan, Marion, N.C.; and six brothers, Ted Ramsey, of Virginia, Andrew Ramsey, Wayne Ramsey, Fred Ramsey and Mack Ramsey, all of North Carolina, and Sam Ramsey, of Ohio. Sixteen grandchildren, including one she raised, Joey Johnson, of the home. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Mildred Johnson, 70, 301 Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, December 17, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Billy Morgan and the Rev. Perry Markland officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Melody Trio. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 21, at Johnson Cemetery in the Crabtree Community of Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Eugene Johnson, J.L. Johnson, B.J. Johnson, Kenny Carnes, Mack Greene and James Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Lee Johnson, Jimmy Dison, Barney Brown and Jim Dison. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Michael Johnson, 109 Williams Street, Hampton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Faye S. Jones

   Mrs. Faye Stair Jones, 80, 502 Field Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 16, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Jones was a native of Dungannon, Va., and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Edgar Rollins and Hettie English Stair and was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
   Mrs. Jones was a retired food service worker at Westside School in Elizabethton. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband of 60 years, John L. Jones, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Carolyn Jones, Knoxville, and Johnnie and Dianne Jones, Fruitland Park, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ferriel McClain, Elizabethton; a sister, Rose Bingham, Montgomery, Ala.; and six grandchildren, Tony Jones Jr. and Chris Jones, both of Knoxville, Matthew Jones, Orlando, Fla., Renee Burleson and Robin Burleson, both of Elizabethton, and Michael Burleson, with the USMC in Beaufort, S.C. Six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   JONES -- A memorial service for Mrs. Faye Stair Jones, 80, 502 Field Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, December 16, 2000, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Willie Church and Pastor Steve Witt officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Building Fund, Immanuel Baptist Church, 205 Hunter Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends at the residence any time prior to the service. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Elonzo T. Nave

   Elonzo Tyler "Lon" Nave, 90, 506 Range Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 16, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.
   Mr. Nave was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Joseph and Sally White Nave. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, India Price Nave, and by four brothers and two sisters.
   Mr. Nave was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and a retired Sales Manager for Beaunit Fibers, having worked out of the New York Office for a number of years. He was a member of First Christian Church.
   He was a member of the Elizabethton Elks Lodge #1847, the Elizabethton Golf Club and a member of the River Queen Club. He was a Country Music Singer.
   Survivors include his wife, Nellie Greer Nave; several nieces and nephews; two special sisters-in-law, Grace Williams and Ellen Holly; and a special friend, Cliff Rhodes.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements."

December 17, 2000

Bill Buckles

   Bill Buckles, 64, 608 Locust Street, Lot No. 2, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Luther and Pearl Buckles. He was preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Randolph.
   He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Mr. Buckles was retired from Carter Finance Company and was a member and past president of Elizabethton Civitan Club and was a former president of Watauga Lake Boat Owner's Association.
   Survivors include one son, Don Buckles, Johnson City; one daughter, Teresa Kramer, Elizabethton; one brother, Clint Buckles, Elizabethton; two sisters, Knova Vandeventer, Johnson City; and Wilma Pope, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Rachel Buckles and Jessica Buckles, Erwin; Daniel Wilson, Knoxville; and Joey Wilson and Olivia Wilson, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  
   BUCKLES -- Funeral services for Bill Buckles, 64, 608 Locust Street, Lot No. 2, Elizabethton, who died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Lindsay officiating. Committal and entombment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum of Peace. Active pallbearers will be Don Buckles, C.J. Blackwell, Howard Lyons, Randy Smith, Eddie Randolph, A.V. Smith, Jr., Kelly Yates, Bill Miller, J.L. Blackwell, and Dave Blackwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Martin, Jack Randolph, Billy Smith and Ralph Gardner. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Christmas Party Fund, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 1641 Highway 19-E Bypass, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  

Linda S. Harrison

   Linda Sue Clark Harrison, 57, 135 Liberty Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Cears and Bonnie Mae Garland Clark, Sr. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Clark, Jr. and Johnny Clark, and one sister, Emmadean Nave.
   She attended New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. She was a LPN.
   Survivors include her husband, Farrell T. Harrison, of the home; two daughters and one son-in-law, Hope and John White, Elizabethton; and Joy Sue Harrison, of the home; one granddaughter, Amber Nichole Caldwell, Elizabethton; one brother, Eddie Clark, Elizabethton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Darlene and Kenneth Greene, Elizabethton; Frenda King, Elizabethton; a special sister-in-law, Maxine Ellis, Elizabethton; a very special cousin, Violet "Coose" Barnett, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  
   HARRISON -- Funeral services for Linda Sue Clark Harrison, 57, who died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside, with the Revs. Bill Greer and Lon Tobin officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Greene, Stanley Barnett, Ronnie Harrison and Sammy Harrison. Private inurnment will be conducted in the Blevins Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence of a daughter, Hope White, 106 Garrett Estep Road, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644, or Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., C/O Packy Fair, 114 Herbert Taylor Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643 in memory of Mrs. Harrison. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  

Haven Pierce

   PIERCE -- Due to the weather, the funeral services for Mrs. Haven "Jackie" Pierce, 88, of Hillview Nursing Home, formerly of 1106 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, December 14, 2000, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 17, in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Dwight Hobbs and the Rev. Phil Gass officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday, will be Justin Gass, Travis Gass, Bill Schaff, Mark Schaff, Jack Scott, John R. Campbell, Fred Wetzel, Tom Wetzel, Doyle Smith and Bobby Gass. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Scott, Nathan Goodwin, Horace Broome, Rob Carter, Bill Broome, Mary Lou Wetzel, Vicky and Ricky Paul Whisenhunt, Sue Peters, Don Peters, Mable and Sam Rogers, Everette Lee Gass, Barbara and Claude Duncan, Billie Jean Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stitt, Mr. and Mrs. Roy McKinney, Lucille Coleman, Cindy Range, Dwight and Donna Hobbs, Dr. Eugene Galloway, Goldia Scott, Sylvia Lewis, Vicky Chambers, members of the Annie Hyder Sunday School Class, the Brownlow Scalf Sunday School Class and all members of East Side Baptist Church and employees, staff and residents of Hillview Nursing Home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Shea and Michael Gass, 173 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Cordie Williams

   Cordie Williams, 99, Hermitage Nursing Home, formerly of 122 Creekside Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lucy Bowers Williams. She was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
   She was a member of Nidiffer's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, and she was a homemaker.
   Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Cordie Williams, 99, Hermitage Nursing Home, formerly of 122 Creekside Drive, Elizabethton, who died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Revs. Estel Williams and Ernest Garland officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joel Street. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Bowers Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. only on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick