January 14, 2001

Mary M. Fitzsimmons

   Mrs. Mary Mae Fitzsimmons, 82, 150 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Mrs. Fitzsimmons was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Jack and Cora Elizabeth Burchett Bristol. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Fitzsimmons Sr., a son, John Paul Isaacs, and by a brother and five sisters.
   Mrs. Fitzsimmons was a member of the North Side Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Nora Lee and Allen D. Renfro, Dothan, Ala., and Debra Jane and Mark Stapel, Knoxville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Marilyn Isaacs and Frank L. Fitzsimmons Jr. and Jodie Fitzsimmons, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Doll Goodman, Longview, Wash.; a brother, William Bristol, Sun City, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Allen Paul Renfro, Jill Renfro, Courtney Stapel, Katie Jo Fitzsimmons, Cory Wade Fitzsimmons, John Robert Isaacs and Kellie P. Gwaltney and her husband, Bodie Gwaltney; and a great-granddaughter, Anastasia Sue Gwaltney. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FITZSIMMONS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Mae Fitzsimmons, 82, 150 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, January 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. The Rev. Ed Wheeler will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be John Robert Isaacs, Allen Paul Renfro, Larry Bristol, Jim Gouge, Earl Slagle, Keith Holtsclaw, Lewis Miller, Mike White and Joel Honeycutt. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 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.
  

Georgia M. Moore

   Mrs. Georgia Morrell Moore, 80, 5400 Skeens Ridge Road, Big Stone Gap, Va., formerly of 209 Forrest Circle, Jonesborough, died Sunday, January 14, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Norton, Va.
   Mrs. Moore was a native of Carter County but had lived in Washington County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Roy M. and Eleanor Forrester Morrell and was also preceded in death by her husband, Gregg Moore, in 1989, and by two brothers.
   Mrs. Moore was a retired cosmetologist and a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church and was active in many church functions.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Patty Moore, Indianapolis, Ind.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Sue and Gregg Cantrell, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Nancy and David Martin, Thompson Station, Tenn.; a brother, Nat D. Morrell, Knoxville; and two sisters, Barbara Roe and Ina Williams, both of Elizabethton. Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-2101, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MOORE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Morrell Moore, 80, 5400 Skeens Ridge Road, Big Stone Gap, Va., formerly of 209 Forrest Circle, Jonesborough, who died Sunday, January 14, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, at Jonesborough United Methodist Church with Dr. Kenneth LaDuke and the Rev. Will Kipe officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maplelawn Cemetery for the graveside service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Moore will be taken to the church Tuesday afternoon where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in memory of Mrs. Moore to the Red Bird Mission, c/o Jonesborough United Methodist Church. Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-2101, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Leslie B. Peters

   Leslie Burl "B" Peters, 72, 113 Stewart, DeLand, Fla., died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at the Florida Hospital of DeLand, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Peters was a native of Carter County and a former resident of Elizabethton and Knoxville. He was the son of the late Henry C. and Eliza Echols Peters.
   Mr. Peters was a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church. He was the former owner and operator of Peters Grill on Stoney Creek and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166 and the Elizabethton Elks Lodge #1847.
   Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Richard Hardin, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Jan Peters, Elizabethton; four nieces, Pam Wilson, Judy Church, Mariana Robinson and Fredia Massengill, all of Elizabethton; four nephews, Jonathan Hardin, Timothy Peters, Scott Sams and Eddie Rogers, all of Elizabethton; two stepsons, T.J. Mayes and L.G. Mayes, both of Morristown; two uncles and their wives, Fornia and Peggy Peters and Clyde and Lydia Peters, all of Elizabethton; one godchild, Dillon Mackey, Knoxville; and special friends, Ed and Betty Peoples, Knoxville.
   Mr. Peters will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral services and interment. 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
  

January 13, 2001

David G. White

   David Gordon White, 45, 228 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a sudden illness.
   Mr. White was a native of Johnson City and had lived in Elizabethton for the last nine years. He was a son of the late Dewey Rogers and Lena Mildred Barker White and was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl White.
   Mr. White was Manager of White's Fresh Foods in Erwin. He was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Violet J. Watson White, Elizabethton; a son, Jason Matthew White, Kingsport; a daughter, Summer Nicole White, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Lucyle Staton, Johnson City, and Linda White, Greeneville; two stepsons, Billy Hambrick, Boones Creek, and Shane Watson, Elizabethton; a stepdaughter, Kim Hoefling, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Allison White, Kingsport; a stepgrandson, Corey Shane Watson, Elizabethton; and a stepgranddaughter, A.J. Hoefling, Johnson City. Four nieces and one nephew also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITE -- Funeral services for David Gordon White, 45, 228 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, were held at 8 p.m. Friday, January 12, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel under the direction of the Rev. Ray Colbaugh and the Rev. Mike Carter. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until the time of service. A committal service was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers were Randy Smith, Tony Shipley, Dick Brumitt, Bobby Brumitt, Joey Cradic, James Staton, Shane Watson and Billy Hambrick. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Jenkins, Roy Canter, Rodney Price, Roger Vanhoy, Jim Brogden, Richard Tester, Chris Noe, Tom Cowan, Terry Bowling, Teddy Greenwell, Lester Crawford, Freddy Rasnick, Billy Joe Adams, Jim Barker, Mike White, Norman Roberts, Eddie Pence, Leroy Medlin, Mike Baugess, Gary Phillips, Todd Gammon and the employees of White's Fresh Foods. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  

January 12, 2001

Mary F. Coleman


   Mary Fern Hartley Coleman, 55, 236 North Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Coleman was a native of Eckmen, W.Va., and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was the daughter of the late France and Sadie Mitchum Hartley and was also preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Coleman, in March 2000, a sister, Betty Presnell, and a brother, Jerry Hartley.
   Mrs. Coleman was a homemaker and a member of Full Gospel Holiness Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Shelia Hall, Johnson City; two stepdaughters, Lola Pike and Racheal Ingram, both of Johnson City; two sons, Roger D. Coleman, of the home, and John Presley, Elizabethton; three brothers, James E. Hartley Sr. and Roy E. Hartley Sr., both of Elizabethton, and Roger Hartley, Greeneville; a sister, Faye Russell, Elizabethton; three granddaughters; two grandsons; and a special caregiver, Roy E. Hartley Jr. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   COLEMAN -- Funeral services for Mary Fern Hartley Coleman, 55, 236 North Road, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Jessie Hartley officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Singing Hartley's. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 14, at Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be James Hartley Jr., Jeffrey Hartley, Kevin Lacey, Roy Hartley Jr., Chris Hartley, Roy Dean Hartley and John Presley. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence, 236 North Road, Johnson City, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Beulah F. Miller

   Beulah Fields Miller, of Wilmington, N.C., died Thursday, January 11, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Miller was born August 28, 1934, in Elk Park, N.C. She was a daughter of the late William Wornie and Pearly Ward Fields.
   Survivors include her husband, Harold Miller, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine Carol and Ricky Massey, Wilmington, N.C.; a son, Steven K. Miller, Wilmington, N.C.; two granddaughters, Danae Massey and Vanessa Massey; a brother and two sisters.
   Memorial services will be held in Tennessee at a later date.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3131 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, N.C. 28403.
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel, Wilmington, N.C., is in charge of arrangements,
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton.

David G. White

   David Gordon White, 45, 228 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a sudden illness.
   Mr. White was a native of Johnson City and had lived in Elizabethton for the last nine years. He was a son of the late Dewey Rogers and Lena Mildred Barker White and was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl White.
   Mr. White was Manager of White's Fresh Foods in Elizabethton. He was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Violet J. Watson White, Elizabethton; a son, Jason Matthew White, Kingsport; a daughter, Summer Nicole White, Kingsport; two sisters, Mrs. Lucyle Staton, Johnson City, and Linda White, Greeneville; two stepsons, Billy Hambrick, Boones Creek, and Shane Watson, Elizabethton; a stepdaughter, Kim Hoefling, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Allison White, Kingsport; a stepgrandson, Corey Shane Watson, Elizabethton; and a stepgranddaughter, A.J. Hoefling, Johnson City. Four nieces and one nephew also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITE -- Funeral services for David Gordon White, 45, 228 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, January 12, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel under the direction of the Rev. Ray Colbaugh and the Rev. Mike Carter. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service. A committal service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday for a procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Randy Smith, Tony Shipley, Dick Brumitt, Bobby Brumitt, Joey Cradic, James Staton, Shane Watson and Billy Hambrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Jenkins, Roy Canter, Rodney Price, Roger Vanhoy, Jim Brogden, Richard Tester, Chris Noe, Tom Cowan, Terry Bowling, Teddy Greenwell, Lester Crawford, Freddy Rasnick, Billy Joe Adams, Jim Barker, Mike White, Norman Roberts, Eddie Pence, Leroy Medlin, Mike Baugess, Gary Phillips, Todd Gammon and the employees of White's Fresh Foods. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

June J. Wilson

   June J. Wilson, 74, 2723 S. Roan Street, Mayflower Apartments, Johnson City, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Wilson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Carrick and Laura Ethel Wilson Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Ed Wilson, in 1990, a son, Gary Edward Wilson, and a sister, Lucy Whitehead.
   Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and was of the Freewill Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Wes Tester, Roanoke, Va., and Rita and Benny Stoots, Jonesborough; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Shelia Wilson, Greeneville; a brother, Warren Johnson, Waldron, Ind.; three sisters, Edith Smith and Nell Alexander, both of Napoleon, Ind., and Irene Shell, Roan Mountain; and a daughter-in-law, Sue Wilson, Greeneville. Nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WILSON -- Funeral services for June J. Wilson, 74, 2723 S. Roan Street, Mayflower Apartments, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Willie Lunsford and the Rev. Phil Gass officiating. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews: Denny Johnson, Terry Johnson, Bob Alexander, Rick Smith, Mike Smith, Johnny Bennett, Tony Bennett, Freddie Montgomery, Ricky Montgomery and Randy Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Hill, Carroll Hill and Don Hill. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Rita Stoots, 2666 Hwy. 81 South, Jonesborough, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 11, 2001

Mary F. Coleman


   Mary Fern Coleman, 55, 199 North Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at her residence.
   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
  

Naydene Reynolds

   Naydene Reynolds, 88, 1908 Hilltop Drive, Garland, Texas, died Thursday, January 11, 2001, in Garland, following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Reynolds was a native of Joplin, Mo., and a daughter of the late Charles and Ollie Rafferty Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Reynolds, and a son, Scott Reynolds.
   Mrs. Reynolds was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Garland, Texas.
   Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Don Tetrick, 224 West F. Street, Elizabethton, and two brothers, Whitney Smith, Odessa, Texas, and Kenneth Smith, Roswell, N.M. Five nephews and two nieces also survive.
   Funeral services and interment will be conducted in Garland, Texas.
   Williams Funeral Home, 716 West Main Ave., Garland, Texas, (972) 272-2552, is in charge of arrangements.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton.
  

Bessie S. Roe

   Bessie Smith Roe, 76, 1912 State Line Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Roe was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Thomas and Fannie Brotherton Smith. She was also preceded in death by a son, Charles E. Roe Jr., and by five brothers and seven sisters.
   Mrs. Roe had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a 1942 graduate of Cranberry High School and retired from the Bemberg Corporation and North American Rayon Corporation. She attended First Free Will Baptist Church and the Volunteer Sunday School Class.
   Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Roe; two daughters and sons-in-law Brenda and Ted Hoilman, Newland, N.C., and Sandra and Otis Guinn, Elizabethton; a brother, Paul J. Smith, Newland, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Hope Guinn, Elizabethton, Teddy Hoilman, Jackie Hoilman and Tammy Johnson, all of Newland, N.C., and Kristie Greene, DeLand, Fla. Four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ROE -- Funeral services for Bessie Smith Roe, 76, 1912 State Line Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 12, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lon Tobin and the Rev. Larry Stallard officiating. Bonita Taylor and Phil Poston will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Walter Paul VanHuss, Daryl Smith, Aubrey Brown, Dalton Tolley, Clonard Palmer and Boyd Johnson Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny VanHuss and Gerald Smith. The family will receive friends from 6:30 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 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

James S. Wilkinson

   PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- James S. "Jim" Wilkinson, 87, of Prescott, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at the Margaret T. Morris Center.
   Mr. Wilkinson was a native of Bethany, Ill., and a longtime resident of Yavapai County.
   Mr. Wilkinson was a rancher and owner of the original Rifle Ranch. He had also worked on the family's Granite Dells Ranch and at his family's lumber yards in Illinois. He later owned his own ranch in Granite Dells. He attended the University of Illinois, Champaign.
   Survivors include his wife, Clarice Burleson Wilkinson, Prescott, formerly of Milligan College, Tenn.; a son, Bill Wilkinson; five stepchildren; and a sister-in-law, Betty Burleson, Watauga, Tenn.
   Memory Chapel Mortuary, 131 Grove Avenue, Prescott, Ariz., (520) 445-1881, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILKINSON -- Funeral services for James S. "Jim" Wilkinson, 87, of Prescott, Ariz., who died Saturday, January 6, 2001, will be held at 12 noon Friday, January 12, at the Humboldt Bible Church, Humboldt, Ariz. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, January 11, at Memory Chapel, 131 Grove Avenue, Prescott. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 Grove Avenue, Prescott, Ariz., 86301, or to the Humboldt Arizona Bible Church for either their Awana Fund or Mission Fund, 2500 Old Blackcanyon Highway, Humboldt, Ariz., 86329. Memory Chapel Mortuary, 131 Grove Avenue, Prescott, Ariz., (520) 445-1881, is in charge of arrangements.
  

June Wilson

   June Wilson, 74, 2723 S. Roan Street, Mayflower Apartments, Johnson City, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Rita Stoots, 2666 Hwy. 81 S, Jonesborough.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 10, 2000

Jean B. Curtis

 
  Mrs. Jean Bowers Curtis, 728 Fairway Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Curtis was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Dr. Joseph C. and Victoria Ellis Bowers. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dr. June Bowers Luker and Mrs. Ruth Bowers Alexander.
   Mrs. Curtis was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens. She was a former member of the Elizabethton Woman's Civic Club and the Franklin Flower Club, and she devoted much time and effort as a board member of the Carter County Community Residence, Inc.
   Survivors include her husband, Retired Lt. Col. A.R. Curtis Jr.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Vicki Curtis MacLean and Scott MacLean and Susan Curtis Spurling, all of Elizabethton; a son, A.R. Curtis III, Elizabethton; a sister, Geraldine Bowers Baker and her husband, W. Frank Baker, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Elizabeth O'Dowd and her husband, Robert O'Dowd, Johnson City, and Melanie Ratliff, Elizabethton; five grandsons, A.R. Curtis IV, Florence, S.C., Timothy Tipton, Morgan Ratliff, Michael Ratliff and Miles Ratliff, all of Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Ashleigh O'Dowd, Johnson City; a sister-in-law, Frances Curtis Young and her husband, Dr. Richard Young, Knoxville; a brother-in-law, Edwin C. Alexander Sr., Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Nancy Fleming and Rita Counts.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CURTIS -- Graveside services for Mrs. Jean Bowers Curtis, 728 Fairway Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 11, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Frank M. Cooper IV and the Rev. Curtis Epperson officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, will be Robert O'Dowd, Scott MacLean, Edwin Alexander, Crawford Alexander, Joseph Alexander and Chris Luker. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Curtis to the donor's favorite charity. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  

Lorene S. Carver

   Mrs. Lorene Simerly Carver, 80, 188 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 7, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Carver was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Kirk and Bunnie Tolley Simerly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Carver, November 2, 1995, a sister, Christine Whitehead, and two brothers, Fred Simerly and Ernie Simerly.
   Mrs. Carver was a member of the Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church. She was a member of the Hampton Chapter #470, Order of Eastern Star.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Lois Carver, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Byrd Deadrick, Hampton; two granddaughters, Lorie Ann Burleson, Elizabethton, and Mary Sue Seay, Johnson City; and a great-granddaughter, Sabrina Daun Burleson, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARVER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene Simerly Carver, 80, 188 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, January 7, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Shane Waters and the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating. The Victory Singers provided the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, in the Simerly Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, will be Wade Tolley, David Tolley, Stevie Collins, Jeff Simerly, Freddie Simerly, Greg Mathes and Charlie Seay. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Collins, Gilbert Honeycutt, Brian Mathes, John Paul Mathes, Robert Simerly and Chris Tolley. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles L. Johnson

   Charles Lynn Johnson, 61, 503 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after an illness.
   Mr. Johnson was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late James Chris and Blanche Phipps Johnson.
   Mr. Johnson was a retired self-employed carpenter. He attended the Keystone Presbyterian Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Charles L. Johnson and Thomas D. Johnson, both of Johnson City; two daughters, Robin L. Lovelace, Elizabethton, and Donna K. Moore, Johnson City; six sisters, Wilma Glass and Carolyn Green, both of Johnson City, Mary Ann Hagy and Elaine Hopson, both of Baltimore, Md., Christine Murr, of Georgia, and Dorothy K. Stout, Johnson City; four brothers, Blaine Johnson, Atlanta, Ga., Howard Johnson, Johnson City, Robert Johnson, Melbourne, Fla., and Thomas Johnson, Duluth, Ga.; two grandsons, Noah Lovelace, Elizabethton, and Bobby Moore, Johnson City; three granddaughters, Jennifer Johnson, Greenville, S.C., Candice Moore, Johnson City, and Rusty Dugger, Johnson City; and a great-granddaughter, Casey Elizabeth Mosley, Johnson City.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Charles Lynn Johnson, 61, 503 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, January 8, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel under the direction of Dr. Ira Howard. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service. A committal service will be held at Monte Vista Burial Park at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 10. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph A. Sheets

   Joseph A. Sheets, 83, formerly of 208 Spring Street, Hampton, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Sheets was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and had been a resident of Carter County most of his life. He was the son of the late David and Lizzie Bear Sheets and was also preceded in death by his wife, Lorena Clawson Sheets, in 1984, and a daughter, Carolyn Stevens, December 22, 2000.
   Mr. Sheets was a member of Elk Mills Christian Church and was retired from North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Henry and Doris Sheets, Elizabethton, and Billy Joe Sheets, Hampton; a sister, Lillie Sheets, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Missie Burchette Williams, Hampton; and a great-grandson, Brandon Williams, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   SHEETS -- Funeral services for Joseph A. Sheets, 83, formerly of 208 Spring Street, Hampton, who died Monday, January 8, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 11, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Steven May, Dr. Alfred Earwood and the Staff of Pine Ridge Care Center. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 9, 2000

Lorene S. Carver


   Mrs. Lorene Simerly Carver, 80, 188 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 7, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Carver was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Kirk and Bunnie Tolley Simerly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Carver, November 2, 1995, a sister, Christine Whitehead, and two brothers, Fred Simerly and Ernie Simerly.
   Mrs. Carver was a member of the Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church. She was a member of the Hampton Chapter #470, Order of Eastern Star.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Lois Carver, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Byrd Deadrick, Hampton; two granddaughters, Lorie Ann Burleson, Elizabethton, and Mary Sue Seay, Johnson City; and a great-granddaughter, Sabrina Daun Burleson, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SIMERLY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene Simerly Carver, 80, 188 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, January 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Shane Waters and the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating. The Victory Singers will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, in the Simerly Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, will be Wade Tolley, David Tolley, Stevie Collins, Jeff Simerly, Freddie Simerly, Greg Mathes and Charlie Seay. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Collins, Gilbert Honeycutt, Brian Mathes, John Paul Mathes, Robert Simerly and Chris Tolley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Charles L. Johnson

   Charles Lynn Johnson, 61, 503 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after an illness.
   Mr. Johnson was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late James Chris and Blanche Phipps Johnson.
   Mr. Johnson was a retired self-employed carpenter. He attended the Keystone Presbyterian Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Charles L. Johnson and Thomas D. Johnson, both of Johnson City; two daughters, Robin L. Lovelace, Elizabethton, and Donna K. Moore, Johnson City; six sisters, Wilma Glass and Carolyn Green, both of Johnson City, Mary Ann Hagy and Elaine Hopson, both of Baltimore, Md., Christine Murr, of Georgia, and Dorothy K. Stout, Johnson City; four brothers, Blaine Johnson, Atlanta, Ga., Howard Johnson, Johnson City, Robert Johnson, Melbourne, Fla., and Thomas Johnson, Duluth, Ga.; three grandsons, Rusty Dugger and Noah Lovelace, both of Elizabethton, and Bobby Moore, Johnson City; and two granddaughters, Jennifer Johnson, Greenville, S.C., and Candice Moore, Johnson City.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Charles Lynn Johnson, 61, 503 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, January 8, 2001, are scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, at 8 p.m. in the Morris-Baker South Chapel under the direction of Dr. Ira Howard. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service. A committal service will be held at Monte Vista Burial Park at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 10. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Joe Sheets

   Joe Sheets, 83, formerly of 208 Spring Street, Hampton, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at Pine Ridge Health Care Center.
   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
  

Ruth J. Shomaker

   WILKESBORO, N.C. -- Mrs. Ruth Johnson Shomaker, 67, died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
   Mrs. Shomaker was a native of Roan Mountain, Tenn., and the daughter of the late Herb and Monarka Johnson. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby Arnett, Blanche Smith, Reva Cordell and Emma Street.
   Mrs. Shomaker was a member of Roan Mountain Presbyterian Church and attended Wilkesboro Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Earl Shomaker, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Alisa Shomaker, Wilkesboro; a granddaughter, Jayme Shomaker, Winston-Salem; and three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Winters, San Angelo, Texas, Mrs. Mae Shell and Mrs. Hazel Parlier, both of Roan Mountain, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Armory Road, North Wilkesboro, N.C., (336) 838-3178, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHOMAKER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Johnson Shomaker, 67, of Wilkesboro, N.C., who died Sunday, January 7, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, at Wilkesboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred E. Andrews Jr. and the Rev. Steve Snipes officiating. A committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 11, at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Banner Elk conducted by the Rev. Odell Smith and Mr. Roy Krege. Mrs. Shomaker will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, prior to the committal service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials for the purchase of Bibles may be made to the Gideons International, Wilkes North Camp, P.O. Box 1791, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Armory Road, N. Wilkesboro, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

January 8, 2001

Cecil W. Coleman

   Cecil Walter Coleman, 76, 153 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 7, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Coleman was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late William and Lizzie Brummitt Coleman. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
   Mr. Coleman was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He attended Fork Mountain Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Josie Tipton Coleman, of the home; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Kathy Sue Campbell, Greeneville, Sandra and Dennis Hoilman, Elizabethton, Jo Ann Coleman, Johnson City, and Karen and James Moncier, Greeneville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Buddy Lee and Linda Coleman, David and Kristian Coleman and Grant and Christine Coleman, all of Greeneville; a step-son and his wife, Earnest and Daisy Spoone, Roan Mountain; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jenny and Ralph Lloyd, Yorktown, Va., and Hattie and H.E. Clark, Elizabethton. Twelve grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   COLEMAN -- Funeral services for Cecil Walter Coleman, 76, 153 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, January 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. L.D. Berry and the Rev. Doug Blevins officiating. Music will be by the Rev. Doug Blevins Group and Jessica Coleman. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Coleman, Joe Coleman, Gregg Kelley, Jeff Hoilman, James Moncier and Micah Moncier. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Fork Mountain Baptist Church. 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 at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Louise G. Jessee

   Louise Gilmer Jessee, 59, Tallahassee Developmental Center, Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of 302 East H. Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at The Mariner Nursing Home, Tallahassee.
   Miss Jessee was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Vince and Cornelia Carmack Jessee. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Winfield Scott and Bertha Gilmer Jessee, and James Cornelius and Mayme Stone Carmack.
   Miss Jessee was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton. In 1990, she was presented an award for 25 years of service from the Tennessee Vocational Training Center. In 1991, she moved to Tallahassee, Fla., and participated in the Easter Seal Program for five years. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she lived at home for two years before becoming a resident of Tallahassee Developmental Center.
   Survivors include a sister, Julia Jessee, Gainesville, Ga.; three nieces, Caroline Bradford, Red Cliff, Colo., Beverlee Macey and Janis Hodge, both of Duluth, Ga.; a nephew, Walter Jessee Brumit, Greeneville; three great-nieces, Emily Brumit, Jessee and Lyle Hodge; and a great-nephew, Lucas Brumit Macey.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   JESSEE -- Funeral services for Louise Gilmer Jessee, 59, Tallahassee Developmental Center, Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of 302 East H. Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, January 6, 2001, will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday, January 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Miss Jessee's family will give eulogies. Graveside services and interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Adrian R. Tolley, Bob Oaks, Don Tetrick, Ralph Cole, Bill Brumit, Dr. Julian Caudill, W. Scott Jessee, Franklin Gilmer, Billy Jessee, Dr. James Bowden and Dr. French Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Miss Jessee's cousins from the Carmack, Stone, Jessee and Gilmer families, Richard G. Hammett and Benji Earnest. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Tennessee Vocational Training Center, 510 Cherokee Park Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Thomas C. Oaks

   Thomas Clyde Oaks, 77, 125 Treadway Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Oaks was a native of Elk Park, N.C., living most of his life in Elizabethton. He was the son of the late Marion and Flossie Whitting Oaks and was also preceded in death by a brother, Casey Oaks, and two sisters, Cora Hicks and Sally Schaffer.
   Mr. Oaks was a member and elder of the Valley Forge Christian Church and was former co-owner of Tom and Fred's Garage. He was a member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having received a Purple Heart.
   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn B. Oaks, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Patricia Oaks, Knoxville; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy Lee and Roy Huskins, Winston-Salem, N.C.; five sisters, Burnette Hathaway, Betty Harrell, Nancy Cash and Johnnie Pinkard, all of Elizabethton, and Mary Ellen Parks, Johnson City; three grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Jason and Misty Oaks, Knoxville, John Thomas Oaks, New York City, N.Y., and Alan Huskins, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Angie and Patrick Phipps, Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Rachel Phipps, Elizabethton; a great-grandson, Caleb Oaks, Knoxville; and three sisters-in-law, Opal Street, Wilma and T.C. Colbaugh, all of Elizabethton, and Margaret and Fred Williams, Orlando, Fla.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   OAKS -- Funeral services for Thomas Clyde Oaks, 77, 125 Treadway Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, January 6, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 8, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Tommy Oaks, Mr. Clay Bailey and Mr. Dan Rutherford, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joel Crisp, Mrs. Gail Campbell and John Thomas Oaks. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from the Elders and Deacons of Valley Forge Christian Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Akers, Fred Broyles, Darrell Eller, Roy Simerly, Maynard Campbell and Conway Hopson. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 125 Treadway Street, Elizabethton, at any time. For those who prefer, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Building Fund of Valley Forge Christian Church, Route 8, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Mary V. Quisenberry

   Mary Virginia Quisenberry, 95, died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at the residence of a niece, Kay VanDyke, 816 Hickory Street, Elizabethton, with whom she had made her home for the past six years.
   Miss Quisenberry was a native of Mineral, Va., and a daughter of the late Malcolm B. and Ruth Sims Quisenberry. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Q. McMillen and Mildred Q. Lumsden.
   Miss Quisenberry was a licensed dietitian and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her niece, include a sister, Virginia M. Goodwin, of Hillview Health Care, Elizabethton; two nephews, Edwin Lumsden, Wadsworth, Ohio, and Ralph Lumsden, Haines City, Fla.; two great-nieces, Sequa Shields, Elizabethton, and Senna Weitlich, Overland Park, Kan.; and a great-nephew, David VanDyke, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   QUISENBERRY -- Funeral services for Mary Virginia Quisenberry, 95, 816 Hickory Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 8, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Joseph Sorah and the Rev. Mark Collins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Estep. Private interment will be in the Highland Cemetery at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be David Shields and the men of Calvary Baptist Church. A special thank you to Bettie J. Dolan, Julian Andersen and Catherine Culver. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. To those who desire, donations may be made to the Youth Department or the Building Fund of Calvary Baptist Church, 225 North Holly Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn., 37643. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  

January 7, 2001

Lester L. Isaacs

   Lester Lee Isaacs, 60, 128 J.D. Guinn Lane, Butler, died Friday, January 5, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Isaacs was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Calloway and Hessie Black Isaacs. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Doshie J. Guinn, and a brother, Zeno Black.
   Mr. Isaacs was a member of Stone Mountain Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a sister, Martha Guinn, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   ISAACS -- Funeral services for Lester Lee Isaacs, 60, 128 J.D. Guinn Lane, Butler, who died Friday, January 5, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 8, at Stone Mountain Baptist Church, Butler, with the Rev. Danny Cooke and the Rev. Howard Estep officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Cooke Family. Interment will follow in the Whitehead Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Guinn, Dale Guinn, Travis Harris, Chris Gentry, Daryl Stanton and Bob Poole. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Garrison, David Canter, Doug Creasey, and a special "Thank You" to the doctors, nurses, and family advocates of second floor I.C.U. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of Michael Dellinger, 124 J.D. Guinn Lane, Butler, or at the residence of Martha Guinn, Village East Apartments #204. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Mary R. Leggett

   Mary Ruby Matherly Willis Leggett, 84, of Bradenton, Fla., died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at Casa More Care Nursing Home, Bradenton, after a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Leggett was a native of Butler and was the last surviving member of the family of the late John and Lillie Wagner Matherly of Butler. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Mike Willis and Jake Leggett, seven sisters, six brothers, three half-sisters, three half-brothers, and a son, Bob Willis.
   Mrs. Leggett attended Watauga Academy. She was a member of the Cobbs Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Sue and Ben E. Johnson, Elizabethton, and Phyllis Jane and Bud Marshall, Jonesborough, and two sons, Jim Willis, Bradenton, Fla., and Randy Hathaway, of Georgia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   It was Mrs. Leggett's wish to be cremated. Interment will be in the Matherly Cemetery, Butler, at a later date.
   Bradenton Funeral Home, Bradenton, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Thomas C. Oaks

   Thomas Clyde Oaks, 77, 125 Treadway Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Oaks was a native of Elk Park, N.C., living most of his life in Elizabethton. He was the son of the late Marion and Flossie Whitting Oaks and was also preceded in death by a brother, Casey Oaks, and two sisters, Cora Hicks and Sally Schaffer.
   Mr. Oaks was a member and elder of the Valley Forge Christian Church and was former co-owner of Tom and Fred's Garage. He was a member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having received a Purple Heart.
   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn B. Oaks, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Patricia Oaks, Knoxville; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy Lee and Roy Huskins, Winston-Salem, N.C.; five sisters, Burnette Hathaway, Betty Harrell, Nancy Cash and Johnnie Pinkard, all of Elizabethton, and Mary Ellen Parks, Johnson City; three grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Jason and Misty Oaks, Knoxville, John Thomas Oaks, New York City, N.Y., and Alan Huskins, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Angie and Patrick Phipps, Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Rachel Phipps, Elizabethton; a great-grandson, Caleb Oaks, Knoxville; and three sisters-in-law, Opal Street, Wilma and T.C. Colbaugh, all of Elizabethton, and Margaret and Fred Williams, Orlando, Fla.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   OAKS -- Funeral services for Thomas Clyde Oaks, 77, 125 Treadway Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, January 6, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 8, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Tommy Oaks, Mr. Clay Bailey and Mr. Dan Rutherford, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joel Crisp, Mrs. Gail Campbell and John Thomas Oaks. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Akers, Fred Broyles, Darrell Eller, Roy Simerly, Maynard Campbell and Conway Hopson. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 125 Treadway Street, Elizabethton, at any time. For those who prefer, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Building Fund of Valley Forge Christian Church, Route 8, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Stanley J. Whitehead

   Stanley Jack Whitehead, 73, of Mishawaka, Ind., died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at his residence after an extended illness.
   Mr. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ernest and Hettie Largent Whitehead. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Whitehead.
   Mr. Whitehead had lived in Indiana for a number of years.
   Survivors include a daughter, Betty, of Mishawaka, Ind.; a sister, JoRita Bough, of California; and several cousins and friends of Carter County and Pensacola, Fla.
   Burial was Saturday in Mishawaka.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

January 5, 2001

Mabel L. Elliott


   Mabel Louise Elliott, 80, 1302 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
   A native of Avery County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Dgar Garfield and Margaret (Maggie) Vance Aldridge. She worked a number of years at North American Rayon Corporation and retired from Texas Instruments.
   Mrs. Elliott was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Elliott on July 23, 1998, and by five sisters and five brothers.
   Mrs. Elliott was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Debbie Elliott, Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Charlotte Buchanan, Bakersville, N.C.; two brothers, Hansel Aldridge, Charlotte, N.C., and Bob Aldridge, Elk Park, N.C. a brother-in-law, Paul Elliott, Elizabethton; two sisters-in-law, Ivan Elliott, Elizabethton, and Betty Elliott, Bristol. Several nieces and nephews, and her special friends, Diane, Ken and Christy Long.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ELLIOTT - Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Louise Elliott, 80, 1302 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. William J. Greene, soloist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be Ken Long, Allen Goodwin, Lee Goodwin, Eddie Buckles, Frank Goodwin, and Jim Hawk. Honorary pallbearers will be Cloyd Carter, Jack Carter, Paul Estep, Joe Ledford, Harry Messimer, Carson Puckett, Clayton Hawk, and Bob Reed. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary W. Leggett

   Mary Ruby Matherly Willis Leggett, 84, Bradenton, Fla., died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, in the Casa More Care Nursing Home, Bradenton, after a lengthy illness.
   A native of Butler, she was the last surviving member of the late John and Lillie Wagner Matherly of Butler. She attended Watauga Academy.
   Mrs. Leggett was a member of the Cobbs Creek Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by two husbands, Mike Willis and Jake Leggett; and seven sisters, six brothers, three half-sisters, three half-brothers, and a son, Bob Willis of Bradenton, Fla.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-laws, Carolyn Sue and Ben E. Johnson, Elizabethton, and Phyllis Jane and Bud Marshall, Jonesborough; two sons, Jim Willis, Bradenton, Fla., and Randy Hathaway of Georgia; several nieces and nephews.
   It was Mrs. Leggett's wish to be cremated. Interment will be in the Matherly Cemetery, Butler, at a later date.
   Bradenton Funeral Home, Bradenton, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

Mary C. Thomas

   Mary C. (Bobbie) Thomas, 85, NHC Nursing Home, Johnson City, formerly of Rt. 5, Johnson City, died Thursday, January 4, 2001, in the nursing home.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late W.H. and Jennie Linn Houston Cooper.
   She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. June Smith of Bristol.
   Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Ann Porter, Odessa, Tx.; one son, LTC William S. Thomas III, Johnson City; one sister, Mildred Hegler, Johnson City; one brother, Grover (Bud) Cooper, Johnson City; two grandchildren, Tommy Porter, Key West, Fla., and Tammie Porter, Glendale, Calif.; two great grandsons, Steven and Mike Porter, Dallas, Tx.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   THOMAS - Memorial services for Mary C. (Bobbie) Thomas, 85, NHC Nursing Home, Johnson City, who died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Mausolem of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Inurnment will be in the Mausoleum of Peace. Dr. John F. Martin, Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton, will conduct the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Friends may call at the residence of her son, LTC William S. Thomas III, 3300 Victoria Court, Johnson City. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge.

Detlas Wilson

   Detlas Wilson, 76, 403A South Lane Court, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 4, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Stella Pierce Wilson. She was a member of Horseshoe Freewill Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Wilson in 1971, two sons, one daughter, three sisters and two brothers.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Cordia Nave of the home and Lucille and Carmon Simerly of Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Kimberly Fillers and Joyce Frontz, both of Elizabethton; one grandson, Richard Wilson of Elizabethton; two great granddaughters, Joe-Anna Frontz and Brookie Wilson, both of Elizabethton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Ina Williams and Roxie and Horace Buckles, all of Elizabethton; and one brother and and sister-in-law, Hoover and Dorothy Wilson of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917 is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WILSON - Funeral services for Detlas Wilson, 76, 403A South Lane Court, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 4, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Mack Bennett and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ray Don Markland. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Bowers Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jesse Miller, Joey Frontz, Fane Bowers, James Buckles, Dewey Fillerss and Dana Cardin. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Cardin, Carmon Simerly, and Horace Buckles. Everyone will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, and at the residence 403A South Lane Court, Elizabethton, anytime. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423)543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 4, 2001

Elba W. Bowen

   GREENEVILLE -- Col. Elba W. Bowen, 86, Upland Avenue, died Monday, January 1, 2001, at his home.
   Col. Bowen was retired from the U.S. Army. He was vice-president of Metals Engineering Corporation (Meco) and manager of Greeneville Beverage Charity Stores.
   He was a lifetime member of the Retired Officers Association and a member of the Army-Navy Country Club in Washington, D.C. He was a Mason and a member of the Shriners of California. He was past president of the Heritage Trust, chairman of the Bi-Centennial for Greeneville and a past member of the Rotary Club.
   Col. Bowen was a member of United Methodist Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Matilda Rasar Bowen, Greeneville; a daughter, Matilda Bowen Green, Greeneville; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Margery Green and Frank Bowen Green, both of Greeneville; and a sister, Ethel Reitzel, Albuquerque, N.M. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, 1125 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, (423) 638-4141, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOWEN -- Funeral services for Col. Elba W. Bowen, 86, Upland Avenue, Greeneville, who died Monday, January 1, 2001, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 4, from the Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. David Green officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 3 p.m. Thursday, prior to the funeral service. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, 1125 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, (423) 638-4141, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances M. Potter

   Mrs. Frances M. Potter, 65, 186 Sugar Hollow Road, Butler, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at her residence following a sudden illness.
   Mrs. Potter was a native of Watauga and the daughter of the late Lee and Lottie Elliott Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clay E. Potter, in 1994, and a brother, Banner Smith.
   Mrs. Potter was a retired custodian at Little Milligan Elementary School and a member of Meadowview Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Sandi Potter, Elizabethton, and Michael and Christy Potter, Butler; two daughters and sons-in-law, Freida and Scott Peterson, Bluff City, and Sabrina and Jason Harris, Asheville, N.C.; three brothers, Fred Smith, Jonesborough, Jack Smith, Watauga, and Roy Smith, Lenoir, N.C.; a sister, Mary Holder, Johnson City; a special brother-in-law, Russell Potter, Elizabethton; and eight grandchildren, Samantha Adcox, Butler, Matthew Peterson, Bluff City, Clay Potter, Butler, Jason Conway, Bluff City, Nathan Harris and Kelsi Harris, both of Asheville, N.C., Courtnie Potter and Katlyn Potter, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   POTTER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Frances M. Potter, 65, 186 Sugar Hollow Road, Butler, who died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 6, at Meadowview Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Meadowview Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow in the Bunton Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be J.R. Bunton, Lowell Trivette, Junior Trivette, George Bunton, Randy Dugger and Kyle Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Campbell, Bob Ward, Aaron Potter, Dale Potter and members of Meadowview Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 186 Sugar Hollow Road, Butler, at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

James C. Smith

   Cecil Smith, 79, 120 Cemetery Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 31, 2000, at his residence.
   Mr. Smith was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James Alec and Jennie Perry Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Maude Smith, and two sons, James C. Smith Jr. and Thomas Edward Smith.
   Mr. Smith was a member of Southside Christian Church. He was former owner of Smith's Paint and Body Shop and also former Deputy Sheriff and former Chief of Police of Watauga. He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
   Survivors include two sons, Danny Smith, Elizabethton, and Lonny Smith, Orlando, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Wayne Lyons, Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren, David Smith of Alabama, Luke and Adam Smith, both of Indiana, Michael and Travis Smith, both of South Carolina, Gabralle Smith, Orlando, Fla., Brittney Davis, Watauga, Chelsea Lyons, Emily Lyons and Wayne Lyons II, all of Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Stella Mae Bowers, Mountain 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
  
   SMITH -- Funeral services for Cecil Smith, 79, 120 Cemetery Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, December 31, 2000, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Paul Knapp, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dicky Clark, Butch Smith, Wayne Lyons, Gary Smith, Gene Smith and Mike Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Smith, Eulas Sargent, Ray Clark, John Clark, the Carter County Sheriff's Department, the Carter County Rescue Squad and Ernest Bowers. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Saturday for the graveside services. 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

Norma Jean Tipton

TIPTON -- A memorial service for Norma Jean Tipton, 72, 301 W. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, December 22, 2000, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2001, from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with the Rev. R. Willard Warfield officiating. Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

January 3, 2001

Elizabeth B. Ervin


   Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey Ervin, 70, 1205 Brown Road, Erwin, died Monday, January 1, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Ervin was a native of Washington County but had lived in the Erwin area most of her adult life. She was a daughter of the late Joel M. and Mary Alice May Bailey.
   Mrs. Ervin was previously employed by McKee Wilson Eye Hospital as a registered nurse and was also a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Erwin.
   Survivors include her husband, Eugene V. Ervin, of the home; four sons, Clark Ervin, Jonesborough, Lynn Ervin, Gray, Lee Ervin, Greeneville, and Stacy Ervin, Erwin; two daughters, Jeanne Harrill, Gastonia, N.C., and Traci Hampton, Erwin; a brother, Edward Bailey, Elizabethton; a sister, Alma Hicks, Elizabethton; two daughters-in-law, Rita Ervin and Tammy Ervin; a son-in-law, Bill Harrill; a sister-in-law, Charlene Bailey; and a brother-in-law, Harold Hicks. Seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main Street, Erwin, (423) 743-1390, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ERVIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey Ervin, 70, 1205 Brown Road, Erwin, who died Monday, January 1, 2001, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, from the Erwin Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Ambler officiating. Music will be provided by Allan Foster, Nanette Hall and Nancy K. Bogart. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 4, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be Kenny Ervin, Tommy Ervin, Robert Clark, Michael Hampton, Lynn Lewis and Cameron Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Ervin, Jimmy Ervin, Charles David Ervin and Joel Bailey. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7 p.m. Wednesday. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet by 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home to form a procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main Street, Erwin, (423) 743-1390, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Florence K. Garland

   Florence Keller Garland, 81, 704 Parkway Boulevard, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 1, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Garland was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late L.A. and Minnie Laws Keller. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Paul Keller, Hall Keller and Herbert "Bud" Keller.
   Mrs. Garland was a member of Southside Christian Church. She had worked for 18 years at North American Rayon Corporation and for 16 years for Auda Hardin in the Register of Deeds office.
   Survivors include her husband, Robert H. Garland, of the home, and a sister, Mrs. Veola Gass, Elizabethton. Nine nieces and four nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   GARLAND -- Funeral services for Florence Keller Garland, 81, 704 Parkway Boulevard, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 1, 2001, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 4, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Keith Whitehead and Mr. Mike Koruschak, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of No Name But His and Angie Bowman, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 5, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Bradley, Bobby Fair, Dan Simerly, Gordon White, Pat Hicks and Glen Bowling. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 704 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Lillian B. Love

   Lillian B. Love, 89, 146 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Love was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Zeke and Nancy Melton Barnett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ike Love, January 31, 1986, two sisters, Mary Bowers and Pearl Foxx, and three brothers, George Barnett, Waites Barnett and Will Barnett.
   Mrs. Love was a member of Borderview Christian Church. She was a past employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Robert Elliott and Nancy and Kenneth Calloway, all of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Mike Elliott and Dennis Elliott, both of Elizabethton, and Robin Sutherland, Haysi, Va.; four great-grandchildren, Michael Elliott II, Tampa, Fla., Melissa Elliott, Woonsocket, R.I., Aaron and Michelle Sutherland, both of Haysi, Va.; a great-great-grandson, Ethan Elliott, Woonsocket, R.I.; a brother, Ernest Barnett, Bluff City; and a sister, Estalena Keene, Johnson City.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   LOVE -- Committal and entombment services for Lillian B. Love, 89, 146 Holston Mountain Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2001, in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. David Wolfe, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by Clate Briggs. Active pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Friday, will be Howard Love, Jack Love, Harold Ellis, Tony Barnette, Gene Foxx, Enzy Foxx, Bob Keene and Ernest "Gebe" Ritchie. Honorary pallbearers will be Hensel Johnson, Phil Ellis, Johnny Parlier, Richard Love, Russell Love, Mrs. Love's friends and neighbors, a special friend, Judy Campbell, and the Staff of Pine Ridge Health Care Center. Those attending the services are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of Mrs. Love's daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marie) Elliott, 114 Muddy Branch Road, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Kenneth (Nancy) Calloway, 614 Fuller Street, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Effie E. Peterson

   Mrs. Effie Edwards Peterson, 63, 409 Black Snake Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 1, 2001, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Peterson was a native of Dickenson County, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton since 1948. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Artie Rose Edwards and was also preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Hopson, and a brother, William G. Edwards.
   Mrs. Peterson was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.
   Survivors include her husband, O.B. Peterson, of the home; a son, Benny R. Peterson, Johnson City; a daughter, Debra Lynn McKinney, Elizabethton; a grandson, Eric D. Presnell, Johnson City; four brothers, her twin, Jesse "Bud" Edwards, Andy Paul Edwards, Norman Edwards and Jerry Edwards, all of Elizabethton; and four sisters, Fern Atkins and Sue Clarke, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Louise Nangle, Johnson City, and Ellen Edwards, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   PETERSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Edwards Peterson, 63, 409 Black Snake Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 1, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Younce and the Rev. Lester Crawford officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Younce Brothers and Jackie Phillips, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 4, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be nephews 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 at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

John E. Shull

   John E. Shull, 81, 351 Vesta Circle, Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 30, 2000, at West Melbourne Health Care, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Shull was a native of Elizabethton and the son of the late Edgar and Rosalie Matilda Lackey Shull. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beryl Shull, in 1989, and a sister, Martha Shull.
   Mr. Shull was of the Methodist Faith. He was a retired mechanical engineer with Aerospace and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II with service as a Flying Sergeant and duty with the Flying Tigers in China. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
   He was a 50-year member of the Johnson City Masonic Lodge #486 F&AM and a member of AZAN Shrine Temple, Melbourne, Fla.
   Survivors include a son, John Shull, Elizabethton; a daughter, Lisa Bowling, Indianapolis, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Judy Winn, Navarre, Fla.; two sisters, Gwendolyn Pitts, Elizabethton, and Nan Donehew, Eustis, Fla.; and a brother, David Shull, Palm Desert, Calif. Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   SHULL -- Funeral services for John E. Shull, 81, 351 Vesta Circle, Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Elizabethton, who died Saturday, December 30, 2000, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Buford Hankins and Mr. Mike Bowling, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park with a Masonic Service conducted by the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM. Active pallbearers will be Ed C. Alexander, Harry Hutchins, Mark Gray, Ed Leach, Joe Alexander, Ellison Justice and Harold Ellis. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

James C. Smith

   Cecil Smith, 79, 120 Cemetery Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 31, 2000, at his residence.
   Mr. Smith was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James Alec and Jennie Perry Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Maude Smith, and two sons, James C. Smith Jr. and Thomas Edward Smith.
   Mr. Smith was a member of Southside Christian Church. He was former owner of Smith's Paint and Body Shop and also former Deputy Sheriff and former Chief of Police of Watauga.
   Survivors include two sons, Danny Smith, Elizabethton, and Lonny Smith, Orlando, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Wayne Lyons, Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren, David Smith of Alabama, Luke and Adam Smith, both of Indiana, Michael and Travis Smith, both of South Carolina, Gabralle Smith, Orlando, Fla., Brittney Davis, Watauga, Chelsea Lyons, Emily Lyons and Wayne Lyons II, all of Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Stella Mae Bowers, Mountain City. 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

January 1-2, 2000

Lillian M. Estep
Lillian M. Whitehead Estep, 54, 2310 Stafford Lane, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 1, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
Mrs. Estep was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Earl and Susie Hopson Whitehead. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Whitehead, and a sister, Dorothy Whitehead.
Mrs. Estep was of the Free Will Baptist faith and a former employee of the Undergarment Factory.
Survivors include a very special friend, Tom Stafford, Elizabethton; four sisters, Betty Davis, Mary McNeil, Anna Belle Walker and Eleanor Clark, all of Elizabethton; and five brothers, Paul Blevins, Roan Mountain, Earl Whitehead Jr., Peoria, Ill., Ralph Whitehead, Jonesborough, Floyd Whitehead, Hampton, and Clyde Whitehead, 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

ESTEP -- Funeral services for Lillian M. Whitehead Estep, 54, 2310 Stafford Lane, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 1, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Gary Whitehead and the Rev. Richard Blevins officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Fairview Free Will Baptist Church Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 4, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Vaughn Montgomery, Charles McNeil, Danny Blevins, Doug Blevins, Keith Peters and Paul Clark Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Holtsclaw, Allen Whitehead, Clifford Goble, Ron Good and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of any of the family. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Florence K. Garland
Mrs. Florence K. Garland, 81, 704 Parkway Boulevard, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 1, 2001, 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

James C. Smith
James Cecil Smith, 79, 120 Cemetery Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 31, 2000, at his residence.
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