January 31, 2001

Horace Batchelor

   Horace "Big Lynn" Batchelor, 44, 509 Orleans Street, Johnson City, died Monday, January 29, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Batchelor was a native of Duplin County, N.C., and the son of Horace Batchelor of North Carolina and Sudie Henderson Batchelor of Johnson City.
   Mr. Batchelor was a graduate of Ainsworth High School, Flint, Mich., and was a press operator at American Water Heater for eight years.
   He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Neomi Orton.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Brenda Orton Batchelor, of the home; a son, William Batchelor, and a daughter, Tara Renee Batchelor, both of the home; his stepmother, Margaret R. Batchelor of North Carolina; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Sudie Diane Batchelor of North Carolina, Sondra Jean and Rev. Ronnie Dugger, Jonesborough, and Shauna Gail Demming, Johnson City; three stepsisters, Tina Marie Roberts of Michigan, Penny June Marchlewicz and Brenda Lee Whaley, both of North Carolina; two stepbrothers, Almon A. "Buzz" Comstock and Ralph A. "Micky" Comstock, both of Florida; a brother-in-law and his wife, Ken and Sharon Orton, Johnson City; and a sister-in-law and her husband, Mary and Ronnie Nidiffer, Elizabethton. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BATCHELOR -- Funeral services for Horace "Big Lynn" Batchelor, 44, 509 Orleans Street, Johnson City, who died Monday, January 29, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 1, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Ronnie Dugger and Elder Terry Henderson officiating. Music will be under the direction of the True Light Gospel Singers. Graveside services and interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be Toby Orton Jr., Tommy Orton, Mick Ford, Sammy Ford, Randy Ford, Rick Orton, Jim Orton, Tim Orton, Paul Scalf, Mike Orton and Jay Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Ronnie Dugger, Kenneth Orton and Larry Ward. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 509 Orleans Street, Johnson City, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Carrick T. Johnson

   Carrick T. Johnson, 86, 409 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

January 30, 2001

Charlotte J. DeVault

   Mrs. Charlotte Jo "Jody" DeVault, 74, 2116 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. DeVault was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Hyder H. and Clara Peregoy Banner. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Herrmann Banner.
   Mrs. DeVault was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and was a member of the Winsome Sunday School Class and served as church organist for many years. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Ralph C. DeVault, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Carolyn DeVault, Elizabethton, and Sam and Susan DeVault, Jonesborough; a brother, Richard Banner, Elizabethton; a sister, Pauleene Campbell, Columbus, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Kim DeVault and Ben DeVault, both of Jonesborough, and Chris DeVault, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   DeVAULT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Jo "Jody" DeVault, 74, 2116 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, January 28, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Don Marshall and Mr. Eddie Craft, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jerry Barnett, soloist, and Gene Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Jim Kent, Millard Fitzsimmons, James Montgomery, Jim Kyte, Kenneth Calloway, Gary White, Delbert Loudermilk and Bill Gentry. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 2116 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or the Building Fund, Elizabethton Church of Christ, 137 East "C" Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Lockey F. Hurley

   Lockey Frances Hurley, 75, 157 Taylor Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Ms. Hurley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John Adams and Annie Mae Greer Hurley. She was also preceded in death by a brother.
   Ms. Hurley was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a brother, Don Hurley, Greeneville, and a sister, Laura Shelton, Baltimore, Md. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HURLEY -- Funeral services for Lockey Frances Hurley, 75, 157 Taylor Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 28, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Interment will follow at Richardson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Willie Setzer, Mark Setzer, David Setzer, David Lingerfelt, Michael Nelson and Ben Sheets. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Howard R. Smith

   Howard Ray Smith, 75, 112 Mathis Private Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 28, 2001.
   Mr. Smith was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Loss and Bessie Smith. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Wallace Williams and Charles Ernest, and by two brothers and a sister.
   Mr. Smith was of the Full Gospel Faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Merrele Jean Johnson Smith, of the home; two daughters, Rose Church, Taylorsville, N.C., and Rebecka Stockton, Johnson City; three sons, Calvin Smith, Elizabethton, Leonard Smith, Hickory, N.C., and David Smith, Derby, Conn.; a stepdaughter, Robin Lambert, Hickory, N.C.; and two stepsons, Johnny Johnson, Wilmington, N.C., and Timothy Hopson, Elizabethton. Thirteen grandchildren, two great-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
  
   SMITH -- Funeral services for Howard Ray Smith, 75, 112 Mathis Private Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 28, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Pastor Bobby Lee Taylor and Evangelist Danny Church officiating. Interment will follow the services at Johnson Crabtree Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Preston Bennett, Tim McClellan, James Thomas, Eugene Johnson, Leonard Johnson, J.L. Johnson, B.J. Johnson and Danny Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Blair, Noble McNeal, Jacob Johnson and Billy D. Lambert. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 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 29, 2001

Lockey Hurley


   Lockey Hurley, 75, 157 Taylor Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 28, 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
  

Joseph L. Jenkins

   Joseph Lawrence Jenkins, 68, 1203 Carolina Street, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., died Friday, January 26, 2001, at Rush Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Miss.
   Mr. Jenkins was a son of the late Daniel T. and Jessie Oglesby Jenkins. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John M. Jenkins.
   Mr. Jenkins was employed with Transcontinental Gas Corporation until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member, deacon and elder of the East 10th Street Church of Christ, Roanoke Rapids.
   Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Bonnie Allen Jenkins; four daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and David Forte, Paula and Joseph Sarette, Melonie and Timothy Byers and Bonnie and Ricky Barnes; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Sadie J. Vaughn, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, at Hockaday Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Interment will follow in the Crestview Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Ruth Perry

   Ruth Perry, 73, Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of 312 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Perry was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late Amos and Lovie Shell Watson. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Watson, and three sisters, Frances Decker, Ella Mae Ewing and Mary Grace Tedder.
   Mrs. Perry was a member of MaGill Presbyterian Church. She was retired from the Carter County Board of Education as a vocational aide.
   Survivors include her husband, Dale Perry, of the home; two daughters, Linda Buchanan and Judy Fine, both of Johnson City; a granddaughter, Celesta Buchanan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and a grandson, Garth Fine, Annapolis, Md. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PERRY -- Funeral services for Ruth Perry, 73, Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of 312 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, January 27, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 29, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Dr. Bill Goforth and the Rev. Bill Hyers officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sandy Smith, soloist. Committal and entombment services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 30, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Decker, Edwin Decker, Bill Watson, Garth Fine, Durward Julian and F.D. Singleton. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Burleson, Bob Burleson, Johnny Forbes, Jimmy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, Ronald Rucker, Ray Buchanan, Ron Anderson and the Administration and Nursing Staff of Pine Ridge Care Center. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at the residence, 312 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Bernard H. Potter

   Bernard H. Potter, 73, 317 Green Pond Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.
   Mr. Potter was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William Millard and Pearl Bunton Potter. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
   Mr. Potter was retired from a furniture factory in North Carolina and was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Meadow View Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sisters, Danford Bowman and Donnis Hicks, both of Johnson City; a brother, the Rev. Russell Potter, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Frank and Louise Potter, Johnson City.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   POTTER -- Funeral services for Bernard H. Potter, 73, 317 Green Pond Road, Johnson City, who died Saturday, January 27, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. The Pilgrims Journey will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, in the Bunton Cemetery, Butler. Military Graveside Honors will be provided by the V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday will be Aaron Potter, Mike Potter, Ed Peters, Dale Potter, David Sneyd, Scott Sams and George Bunton. Honorary pallbearers will be Elbert Cable, Bill Bowman, Ronnie Bowman, Mark Potter and Raymond Campbell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a niece, Janet Peters, 312 East H. Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
  
Howard Smith

   Howard Smith, 263 Rocky Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, 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

January 28, 2001

Raymond M. Beers


   Mr. Raymond M. Beers, 86, Telford, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   A Freeport, Penn., native, Mr. Beers resided in Chicago, Ill., for several years prior to relocating to Johnson City., Tenn., in 1960.
   He was a member of Hale's Chapel Christian Church, Gray, Tenn. He retired from Great Lakes Research & Development Corp. of Elizabethton, Tenn., in 1985. He had also served in the United States Army. He was a member of Sinking Creek Order of the Masonic Lodge #575.
   He was preceded in death by his son, Edward R. Beers and his grandson, Tommy Ray Beers.
   Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Mrs. Alberta Beers, Telford, Tenn.; three sons, Vernon J. Beers, Knoxville, Tenn.; Robert A. Beers, Limestone, Tenn.; and Thomas T. Beers, Pearl, Miss.; two daughters, JoAnn Ketelsen, Nashville, Tenn.; and Pamela R. Treadway, Jonesborough, Tenn.; a brother, Paul Beers, Telford, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 282-1521, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BEERS -- Funeral services for Raymond M. Beers, 86, Telford, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2:15 p.m. Monday in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Mr. Clinton Andrews will officiate. Burial will follow in the Monte Vista Burial Park. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Survivors include his devoted wife of 71 years, Mrs. Alberta Beers, Telford, Tenn.; three sons, Vernon J. Beers, Knoxville, Tenn.; Robert A. Beers, Limestone, Tenn., and Thomas T. Beers, Pearl, Miss.; two daughters, JoAnn Ketelsen, Nashville, Tenn.; and Pamela R. Treadway, Jonesborough, Tenn.; a brother, Paul Beers, Telford, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Monday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 282-1521, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Margie Clawson

   Margie Clawson, 71, 119 Loveless Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Sycamore Hospital following an extended illness.
   A Carter County native, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Delia Birchfield Clawson. She was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Clawson.
   She was a member of Centerview Church of Christ. Mrs. Clawson was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two daughters, Edith Guy and Connie Henson, both of the home; one aunt, Gladys Birchfield, Elizabethton; two uncles, Ray Birchfield and Luther Birchfield, both of Elizabethton; one sister-in-law, Cleo Clawson Henson, Butler; two nephews, Mark Clawson and Danny Clawson, both of Butler; three nieces, Lisha Hartley, Beverly Trivette, and a special niece, Mary Clawson, all of Butler; and three special cousins, Nellie Kent, Frankie Flannery, and Pauline Irick, all of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 423-542-2232, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  
   CLAWSON -- Funeral services for Margie Clawson, 71, 119 Loveless Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Frankie Flannery, The Golden Memories and the singers of the Centerview Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Walnut Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Ward, James Clawson, Marvin Clawson, Jr., Mark Clawson, Ronnie Kent, Charlie Phillips, Bobby Whaley, Jr. and Timothy Hartley. Honorary pallbearers will be doctors and nursing staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence, 119 Loveless Road, Elizabethton, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, 423-542-2232, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  

Mina L. Crosswhite

   Mina Lou Crosswhite, 77, 412 Owl Hollow Road, Shady Valley, Tenn., died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
   She was a Johnson County native and was a daughter of the late Elmer and Flossie Owens Breeding. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer W. Crosswhite, who died march 26, 1995, also by two sisters, Stella Snyder and Ann Isaacs.
   She was a housewife and a member of the Shady Valley Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three sons, Wade Crosswhite, Elizabethton, Tenn.; Elmer Forrest "Bill" Crosswhite, Bristol, Tenn.; and Thomas Phil Crosswhite, Bluff City, Tenn.; three daughters, Ethel Carolyn Hardin, Elizabethton, Tenn.; Linda Joyce Rodefer, Bristol, Tenn.; and Betty Lou Payne, Mountain City; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 423-727-9221, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   CROSSWHITE -- Funeral services for Mina Lou Crosswhite, 77, 412 Owl Hollow Road, Shady Valley, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday from the chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Owens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chet Crosswhite, Johnnie Crosswhite, Eddie Crosswhite, Greg Baines, Ricky Baines, Scott Matherly, and Jamie Hardin. Dr. Donald Quinn will be an honorary pallbearer. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be made to the family via e-mail at percyhux@preferred.com. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 423-727-9221, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.


William W. Ellis

   William W. Ellis, 93, 151 Blackberry Cove Circle, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   A Camden, N.J., native, he had lived in Carter County the past year. He was the son of the late Joseph M. and Beatrice Senseman Ellis.
   Mr. Ellis was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a retired x-ray technician and a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Margaret Jean Weaver Ellis, of the home; one daughter, Joyce Carper, Cedar Pines, Calif.; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Willes, San Francisco, Calif.; and Helena Willes, New Zealand.
   Final disposition will be conducted at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 423-542-2232, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

Tipton C. Estep

   Tipton C. Estep, 85, formerly of Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 25, 2001, in Cocoa, Fla.
   Mr. Estep was a son of the late Crit and Eliza Estep. He graduated from UT-Knoxville, and served as a teacher, guidance counselor, principal, superintendent of schools of Carter County, and a college professor. He retired with 42 years of service in Tennessee and Florida.
   Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Louise, Cocoa, Fla.; a son, Glen, Knoxville; a daughter, Becky, Huntsville; two grandchildren, Brian and Todd; and two great-grandchildren, Brian Keith Jr. and Brianna.
   Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., followed by services at Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge, Tenn. Interment will be in the Sunrise Cemetery on Sunday at 1 p.m.
   Smith Funeral Home, Rutledge, Tenn., (865) 828-8260, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Mildred K. Miller

   Mrs. Mildred K. Miller, 74, Arnaudville, La., died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Lafayette, La.
   Survivors include her husband, Willard Miller; two sons, Ben Miller, Memphis, Tenn.; and Ted Miller, Arnauldville; six daughters, Janelle Carter and her husband Robert "Bob" Carter, Hart Road, Elizabethton, Tenn.; Catherine Fruge, League City, Texas; Wilda Young, Prairie, Minn.; Florence Ziegler, Lafayette, La.; Stella Oliver, Houston, Texas; and Ellen Savoie, Grapevine, Texas; five brothers; four sisters; and 16 grandchildren, including Rob and Kate Carter, Elizabethton.
   Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in the St. Francis Regis Catholic Church with burial in the St. Francis Regis Cemetery, Arnaudville, La.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.
  

Ruth Perry

   Ruth Perry, 73, Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of 312 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Johnson City medical Center following an extended illness.
   A Washington County, Tenn., native, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Lovie Shell Watson. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Watson, and three sisters, Frances Decker, Ella May Ewing and Mary Grace Tedder.
   Mrs. Perry was a member of MaGill Presbyterian Church. She was retired from the Carter County Board of Education as a vocational aide.
   Survivors include her husband, Dale Perry, of the home; two daughters, Linda Buchanan, Johnson City; and Judy Fine, Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Celesta Buchanan, Ann Arbor, Mich.,; and one grandson, Garth Fine, Annapolis, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral arrangements are income and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 423-772-3928, Rhododendron Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick.
  

Eva May Stephens

   Eva May Stephens, 210 Willow Street, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   A Carter County native, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Frances Wayson Arrowood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Anderson Stephens, a son, George Daniel Stephens, four brothers, and two sisters.
   She was a homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain.
   Survivors include four sons, Michael Anderson Stephens, of the home, John Stevens, Richard Stevens, and Ronald Stevens, all of Roan Mountain; three daughters, Beulah Tripp, Clearlake, Calif; Alice Harvey, Johnson City; and Juanita Buckley, Glendale, Ariz.; 28 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 423-543-4917, Rhododendron Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  
   STEPHENS -- Funeral services for Eva May Stephens, 210 Willow Street, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Revs. Bob Campbell and Richard Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of the youth choir of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and Blue Ridge Singers. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Capt. Nelson Cemetery, Ripshin. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at the funeral home chapel to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the charity of their choice. Tetrick Funeral Home, 423-543-4917, Rhododendron Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  

Ree M. VanHuss

   Mrs. Ree M. VanHuss, 88, 111 Cecil VanHuss Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A Carter County native, she was a daughter of the late John B. and Callie Collins McKernan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil G. VanHuss, Aug. 25, 1994, and by a sister, Veda Morrell.
   She was a 1931 Elizabethton High School graduate. Mrs. VanHuss was a member of Siam Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Hunter Estep, Elizabethton; and Nancy and Albert Woodard, Donalds, S.C.; three grandsons, Barton Woodard, John Woodard and Tom Glen Grindstaff; and four great-grandchildren.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   VANHUSS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ree M. VanHuss, 88, 111 Cecil VanHuss road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Siam Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Interment will be in the Nave Cemetery. Cathy Wilson and Billy Anderson will provide the music. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the church at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday will be Barton Woodard, John Woodard, Tom Glen Grindstaff, Steve Grindstaff, George Luttrell, Glen VanHuss, Max VanHuss and Bill Myers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Hunter Estep, 111 Cecil VanHuss Road, Elizabethton. The body will be moved to the church one hour before services. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  

January 26, 2001

Charles Cook

   Charles "Ed" Cook, 81, 142 Carver Crabtree Road, Hampton, died Thursday, January 25, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Cook was a native of Avery County, N.C., but had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was the son of the late Millard Cook and Ida McGuire Cook Ramsey.
   Mr. Cook was a member of Rittertown Baptist Church. He retired from Empire Furniture Company in Johnson City in 1985.
   Survivors include his wife, Christine Carver Cook, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Brookie Potter, Elizabethton; a son, William E. Cook, Johnson City; and a sister, Dosi Stanberry, Chapel Hill, N.C. Six grandchildren, six great-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
  
   COOK -- Funeral services for Charles "Ed" Cook, 81, 142 Carver Crabtree Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, January 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 26, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Tommy Haynes officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Brenda Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 27, at Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery in Hampton. Active pallbearers will be the Starlin Odom Sunday School Class. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Carver, George Spain, Garfield Ramsey, Raymond Ramsey and friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 142 Carver Crabtree Road, Hampton, any time. For those who prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Housecall Hospice, 106 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or to the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 822 Rittertown Road, Hampton, Tenn. 37658. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Clarence L. Hammitt

   Clarence L. Hammitt, 90, 126 Old State Line Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 25, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center after a brief illness.
   Mr. Hammitt was a native of Carter County and a son of the late J.C. and Nannie Douglas Hammitt.
   Mr. Hammitt was a retired Supervisor with Bemberg Corporation. He was a member and deacon of Doe River Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Louise Blevins Hammitt; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Luther Odom, Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Misty Hammitt, Elizabethton; a sister, Edith Little, Conyers, Ga.; four grandchildren, Angela Corder, Michael Odom, Eric Odom and Madison Hammitt; and a great-granddaughter, Christen Odom.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HAMMITT -- Funeral services for Clarence L. Hammitt, 90, 126 Old State Line Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 27, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Fred Wade officiating. Mrs. Trilla Little, organist, will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, will be Otis McNeal, Delaney Crain, Kent Hyder, Bob White, Mike Hyder and Marvin Carden. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie Kinman

   Mrs. Bessie Kinman, 83, of McKendree Village Retirement Community, 4343 Lebanon Road, Hermitage, Tenn., died Thursday, January 25, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Kinman was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Claude and Eliza Pierce Arnold.
   Mrs. Kinman was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Jacob Kinman, of the home; a daughter, Ernestine Gibb, Sarasota, Fla.; a son, Claude Dishman, Haymarket, Va.; a sister, Callie Warren, of Ohio; and six grandchildren, Jake Gibbs and Gabrielle Allums, both of Nashville, Lisa Draper, Knoxville, Richard Goodman, Eufala, Ala., Beverly Farrance and David Dishman, both of Haymarket, Va. Five great-grandchildren also survive.
   Local services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   KINMAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Kinman, 83, of McKendree Village Retirement Community, 4343 Lebanon Road, Hermitage, Tenn., who died Thursday, January 25, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27, at the Hermitage Funeral Home, Hermitage, (615) 889-0361, with the Rev. Arden Schlesinger officiating. Local funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 28, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will follow the funeral service at Ensor Cemetery. Local services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

January 25, 2001

Ethel F. Campbell


   Mrs. Ethel F. Smith Campbell, 77, 131 Mockingbird Lane, Hampton, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Campbell was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Raud and Nellie Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Worley Campbell, in 1991, and a sister, Wilma Peters.
   Mrs. Campbell was a member of Fish Springs Baptist Church and attended Little Milligan Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve Campbell, of the home, and Keith and Phyllis Campbell, Butler; a daughter and son-in-law, Nelda and Douglas Hatley, Butler; a daughter, Patricia Campbell, Hampton, and her fiancé, Maurice Widener, Damascus, Va.; four sisters, Dove Maddox, Nashville, Helen Pearson, Elizabethton, Sadie Smith, Hampton, and June McEwen, Butler; three brothers-in-law, Charles "Dick" Peters, Elizabethton, Ralph McEwen, Butler, and Adorn Campbell, Hampton; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Goodwin, Hampton; two special grandsons, Charles K. Campbell and Mason K. Campbell, both of Butler; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Kay Blevins, Amanda Christman, Helen Smith, Thelma Vines, Barbara Matheson, Beulah Rainbolt, Shirley Sharpe, Ruby Hatley and Destamona Campbell.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel F. Smith Campbell, 77, 131 Mockingbird Lane, Hampton, who went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 26, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Nick Bradshaw and the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 27, in the Lakeview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Howard Campbell, Paul Campbell, Dennis Campbell, Jason Davenport, Roland Reece, Terry Reece, Johnny Campbell, Steve McNeil, J.R. Campbell and Dean Lunceford. Honorary pallbearers will be Maynard Davenport, Herb Moody, David Jones, Pablo Terreros, Michelle Leduc, Brownie Preslor, Frank Presnell, Tom White, Homer Anderson, Joe Valentine, Grant Sharpe, Brown Hatley, Lee Vines, Harold Hatley, Lewis Ward and Danny Duffield. A special thanks to the Carter County Rescue Squad and House Call Health Care, staff and patients of Johnson County Dialysis Center, Dr. Angela May, Dr. Leslie Panus, Dr. Allison Jordan and Dr. Charles Cole. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 131 Mockingbird Lane, Hampton, at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Dovie F. Carter

   Mrs. Dovie Faye Carter, 80, 111 West "E" Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport, following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Carter was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Harrison and Nellie Hughes Street. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Shelby "Slim" Carter, in December 1998, and by three brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Carter was a retired cafeteria worker at North American Rayon Corporation. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include two sisters, Marie Thomas and Etta Hughes, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   CARTER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Dovie Faye Carter, 80, 111 West "E" Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 25, in the Christian Life Center of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton with the Rev. Phil Poston and the Rev. Eddie Young officiating. Music will be by the Rev. Phil Poston, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 3 p.m. Friday, January 26, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Everyone will meet at the cemetery on Friday. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Paul D. McDonald

   Paul Desdus "Red" McDonald, 63, 226 Joe Wilson Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 22, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. McDonald was a native of Bald Knob, Ark., and the son of the late Eugene and Bonnie Mason McDonald. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Pauline McDonald, and two brothers, John D. McDonald and Lester McDonald.
   Mr. McDonald was a vinyl siding installer.
   Survivors include his wife, Debra Johnson McDonald, of the home; two daughters, Aletta Jones, Newland, N.C., and Carmella Bell, Whitetown, Ind.; four sons, Paul McDonald Jr., Whitetown, Ind., Carl McDonald, Boston, Mass., Kevin McDonald, Roscoe, Ill., and David McDonald, Rockford, Ill.; two brothers, a twin, Carl McDonald, and Harold McDonald, both of Bald Knob, Ark.; four sisters, Maxine Thompson, Swazee, Ind., Arkie Valena, Kokoma, Ind., Bertie Ruth Treat, Searcy, Pa., and Rachel Phillips, Franklin, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Amber Johnson, Kayla Jones, Paul McDonald III, Bryan McDonald, James Montgomery, Wesley Bell and Charlie Bell II; his mother-in-law, Alice Martinez, of the home; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-new, nieces and nephews; and several friends and brothers (Hell's Henchmen) of which he was President until 13 years ago. He was also President of the Drifters.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   McDONALD -- A memorial service for Paul Desdus "Red" McDonald, 63, 226 Joe Wilson Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 22, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Chuck Wilson officiating. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 24, 2001

Mary L. Baker

   Mary Lou Church Baker, 80, of Memphis, died Monday, January 22, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East, Memphis.
   Mrs. Baker was a former resident of Roan Mountain. She was a retired rate clerk with Thurston Motor Lines.
   Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her husband, Omar Baker.
   Survivors include five nieces and two nephews.
   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 25, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Interment will be private at Memphis Memory Gardens.
   Roller Family Funeral Home, Memphis Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel F. Campbell

   Mrs. Ethel F. Smith Campbell, 77, 131 Mockingbird Lane, Hampton, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Elmer E. Laws

   Elmer Eugene "Gene" Laws, 70, 222 Dogwood Acres Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Laws was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Henry and Maggie Keller Laws. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
   Mr. Laws was a graduate of Cloudland High School and was retired as a warehouseman from Lever Brothers, Whiting, Ind. He had lived in Indiana for a number of years before returning to Carter County seven years ago. He was a member and elder of Hampton Christian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Smith Laws; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven Eugene and Karen Laws, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Michael Edgar and Sue Laws, Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia LouAnn and Donald McCune, Hammond, Ind.; two brothers, Millard Laws, Roan Mountain, and Delmar Laws, Elk Park, N.C.; and two sisters, Alberta Winters, Elk Park, N.C., and Vergie Smith, Roan Mountain. Seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, four brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LAWS -- Funeral services for Elmer Eugene "Gene" Laws, 70, 222 Dogwood Acres Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 25, at Hampton Christian Church with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, Mr. Emery Cordell and Mr. Dennis Pierce officiating. The Laws Family will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, January 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Thursday and also at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be Benny Pierce, Jamie Batchelder, Jeff Teague, Robert Siepha, Brad Laws and Eric Laws. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Dills, Jeff Petrich, Delmer Laws, Frank Smith and the men of Hampton Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hampton Christian Church. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to Hampton Christian Church, Building Fund, 810 Deerfield Lane, Hampton, Tenn. 37658. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Larry B. McKeehan

   Larry B. McKeehan, 57, 111 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. McKeehan was a native of Elizabethton and the son of Mrs. Hazel Pierce McKeehan, Elizabethton, and the late Basil R. McKeehan.
   Mr. McKeehan was a maintenance technician at the Dana Corporation in Bristol and was a Virginia firefighter. He was a member of the "C" Street Church of Christ and a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Pauline Buck McKeehan, of the home; a daughter, Angi Perry, Elizabethton; and a sister, Ann Little, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   McKEEHAN -- Funeral services for Larry B. McKeehan, 57, 111 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 25, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. David Irick, minister, and Mr. John Holt officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, January 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be John Holt, Bengt Olsen, Tony Buck, Sonny Pierce, Billy Pierce and Joel Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be co-workers at the Dana Corporation, friends at the Elizabethton Snap-On Tools, Dr. Scott Watson, Dr. Robert Schubert, Dr. David Tabor, Dr. John Ward, Dr. Maria Becka, Frank Hicks, Chuck Perry, Delaney Crain, Dennis Boone, Dennis Isaacs, Mike and Emma Rose Snodgrass, Dub LaPorte, Bill Schaff, Harold Carter, Lee Maupin, a special kind and helpful brother-in-law, Lewis Burdell Little, friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 111 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence of his mother, Hazel P. McKeehan, 147 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

January 23, 2001

Georgia C. Bouton


   Georgia "Naomi" Colleen Bouton, 81, of Bristol, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
   Mrs. Bouton was the daughter of the late George and Susie Booher Riddle and was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Irvan Bouton, three sons, George Bouton, Irshmael Bouton and Richard Bouton, and three daughters, Launa and Lena Mae Bouton and Phyllis Ellen Bouton.
   Mrs. Bouton was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. She was a housewife and a member of the Hickory Tree Union Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Sue Chapman, Bristol; five sons, Charles D. Bouton, Bristol, Henry West Bouton, of South Carolina, Ernest E. Bouton, Manchester, Tenn., John O. Bouton, Gap Creek, and Michael Bouton, Elizabethton; and a sister, Charlotte I. Wasilevich, Toledo, Ohio. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOUTON -- Funeral services for Georgia "Naomi" Colleen Bouton, 81, of Bristol, who died Sunday, January 21, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Hall officiating. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 24, at Shipley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers include Dr. Kellogg, Dr. Powell and Drs. John, Tom and Doug Green. There will be a procession leaving from Weaver Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Ray D. Nave

   Ray D. Nave, 82, 327 S. Lynn Avenue, Apt. #6, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 22, 2001, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Nave was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William David and Laura Bowers Nave. He was also preceded in death by two wives, Ruth Nave and Eva Nave.
   Mr. Nave was a siding salesman and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a Free Will Baptist.
   Survivors include a son, Larry Nave, Elizabethton; a sister, Mossie Bowers, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Chastity Miller, Hampton; and four grandsons, Dustin Nave and Joey Nave, both of Elizabethton, Gary Nave, Cross City, Fla., and Johnny Nave, Chattanooga. One great-granddaughter and two great-grandsons also survive.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   NAVE -- Graveside services for Ray D. Nave, 82, 327 S. Lynn Avenue, Apt. #6, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 22, 2001, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, at Monte Vista Burial Park with the Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Amie M. Proffitt

   Amie Mae Proffitt, 79, 220 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, formerly of 307 Oak Street, Mountain City, died Monday, January 22, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Proffitt was a native of Watauga County, N.C., but had made her home in Johnson County for several years. She was a daughter of the late Joe and Florence Fletcher Eller and was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Proffitt, who died in 1984.
   Mrs. Proffitt was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Mountain City.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and LaDonnia Proffitt, Elizabethton, and Jim and Barbara Proffitt, Yadkinville, N.C., and a sister, Hazel Hartley, Boone, N.C. Four grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PROFFITT -- Funeral services for Amie Mae Proffitt, 79, 220 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, formerly of 307 Oak Street, Mountain City, who died Monday, January 22, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, from the chapel of Percy-Hux Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Wilson and the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Music will be under the direction of Janice Estep. Graveside services and interment will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum of Love. Active pallbearers will be Todd Proffitt, Brad Proffitt, Jeremy Proffitt, Robert "Bud" Wills, Michael Eggers, Jason Buckles, David Dugger and Larry Snyder. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Johnson and Carter County Rescue Squads, Officers of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Wade Snyder. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 307 Oak Street, Mountain City, at any time. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family via e-mail at percyhux@preferred.com.
  

Rev. Theodore R. Ray

   The Rev. Theodore R. Ray, 88, 363 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Monday, January 22, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   The Rev. Ray was a native of Kentucky and a son of the late Robert Lee and Mary Wilson Ray.
   The Rev. Ray had lived in Carter County for a number of years. He was retired from the Air Conditioning Department of North American Rayon Corporation and was a former pastor of the Simerly Creek True Holiness Church, where he had pastored for a number of years.
   Survivors include his wife, Frances O'Quinn Ray; a daughter, Bobby Jean Watrous, Johnson City; two sons, Billy Jack Ray, of California, and Dennis Ray, Elizabethton; two stepsons, Darrell Garland, Hampton, and Jerry Runley, Watauga; three stepdaughters, Judy Lipford, Charlotte, N.C., Sue Carrol, Rock Hill, S.C., and Wanda Winters, Elizabethton; and a sister, Irene Halock, Houston, Texas. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RAY -- Funeral services for the Rev. Theodore R. Ray, 88, 363 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, who died Monday, January 22, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. McKinney and the Rev. Randy Gobble officiating. The Heavenly Echoes will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 25, in the McKinney Cemetery (Browns Branch Road). Pallbearers will be selected from neighbors and the men of Simerly Creek True Holiness Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Irene J. Shell

   Irene J. Shell, 91, 162 Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Shell was a native of Carter County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Shell, April 1, 1983, and two sisters, June Wilson and Lucy Whitehead.
   Survivors include a brother, Warren Johnson, Waldron, Ind.; two sisters, Edith Smith and Nell Alexander, both of Napoleon, Ind.; and a half-sister, Ruth Mosley, Roan Mountain. 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
  
   SHELL -- Funeral services for Irene J. Shell, 91, 162 Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, January 20, 2001, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 22, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Music was under the direction of Mrs. Charlotte Smith. Interment followed the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers were selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers were Denny Johnson, Terry Johnson, Roger Wilson, Rick Smith, Mike Smith and Bob Alexander. The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 22, 2001

Laura J. Curtis

   Mrs. Laura Jane Curtis died Friday, January 19, 2001, in Beckley, W. Va., after a lengthy illness.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Helen Curtis, Elizabethton, and a daughter, Betty Lou Jones, Beckley, W. Va. One brother, one sister, several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 21, in the Oak Grove Community Church, Beckley, with interment in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church.
   Melton Mortuary, 1200 Harper, Beckley, W.Va., (304) 253-8100, was in charge of arrangements.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Maggie E. Howard

   Maggie Estep Howard, 96, formerly of 116 Dawn Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Howard was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Crit T. and Eliza Ellis Estep. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Clarence Howard, February 25, 1984; five sisters, Dorothy Estep Morley, Gladys Estep Morrell, Nell Estep Greenlee, Kathleen Estep Roberts and Tulva Estep; two brothers, Leslie Estep and Glenn Jobe Estep; and a grandson, Bill Kammer.
   Mrs. Howard was a member of Borderview Christian Church, but had attended Hunter First Baptist Church all of her married life. She was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation for 22 years.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Jean Howard Jones, Elizabethton, and Marie Howard and Franklin Daniel Kammer, Williamsburg, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Tipton and Louise Estep, Cocoa, Fla.; and three grandsons and two granddaughters-in-law, Ron "Ronnie" Jones, Elizabethton, Franklin Daniel II and Kathy Kammer, Williamsburg, Va., and Michael Gordon and Rose Marie Kammer.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HOWARD -- Funeral services for Maggie Estep Howard, 96, formerly of 116 Dawn Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, January 20, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 22, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Howard and the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Sue Bowers, Kenneth Miller and Dale Williams. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Dennis Deese and the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Active pallbearers will be Dr. Keith Morley, Ron Jones, Franklin Daniel Kammer II, Michael Kammer, Landon Pritchard and Buddy Norris. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Eggers, Jim Cook, Jack Morrell and Glenn Estep. A special thank you to the Pine Ridge Health Care Center Nurses and Staff. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Hunter First Baptist Church Building Fund, 693 Highway 91, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Charles B. Hux III

   Charles B. Hux III, 62, 607 Graybeal Avenue, Mountain City, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla., of an apparent heart attack.
   Mr. Hux was a native of Greene County and the son of Elizabeth Kelly Hux and the late Charles B. Hux Jr.
   Mr. Hux was a 1957 graduate of Elizabethton High School. Following high school, he was graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he was a member of Pi Sigma Eta National Honor Fraternity. He had served in the U.S. Army National Guard in Elizabethton.
   Mr. Hux was a member of Mountain City First Baptist Church where he served on the Finance Committee. He was a director of the Farmers State Bank in Mountain City, a member and past president of the Mountain City Lions Club and the Mountain City Rotary Club. He had been honored as a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International and was presently serving as a Director of the Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and served on the Advisory Board of the Northeast Tennessee Correctional Center. He was a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F.&A.M. He had served as a member of the Advisory Board of Franklin American Insurance Company.
   Mr. Hux was the former owner of Percy Hux Funeral Home and served as manager of the funeral home for Heritage Family Funeral Services, Inc., of Elizabethton since 1993. He was a member and past president of the Upper East Tennessee Funeral Directors Association, a member and past president of the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association and had served on the P.A.C. and the Policy Board of the National Funeral Directors Association.
   Survivors include his wife, Iris Greer Hux, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Edna Lee and Dan Lipford, 1189 North Church Street, Mountain City; a son, Joe Hux, 513 Cedar Street, Mountain City; his mother, Elizabeth Kelly Hux, 605 West D. Street, Elizabethton; a sister, Patsy Hux, 605 West D. Street, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Mathew and Julia Lipford, 1189 North Church Street, Mountain City, and Christopher Hux, Mountain City; and two nieces, Lisa Hayes and Lee Lyons, both of Elizabethton.
   Percy Hux Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HUX -- Funeral services for Charles B. Hux III, 62, 607 Graybeal Avenue, Mountain City, who died Saturday, January 20, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, at Mountain City First Baptist Church with the Rev. Norman Reece officiating. Music will be under the direction of Brenda Arnold, pianist, Betty Cook, organist, Charlotte Lefler and Ted Gentry, soloists. Entombment will follow in the Sunset Mausoleum of Love at Sunset Memorial Park with Masonic Services accorded by Taylorsville Lodge #243 F.&A.M. Active pallbearers will be Randy Bowers, Sam Fox, Bob Batson, Charlie Manes, Jerry Griffey, Jerry Poindexter, Jim Rush, Richard Jeffers, Jim Andrews, Wayne Coffey and Greg Rush. Honorary pallbearers will be J.H. "Jack" Muse, Dorothy Shupe and the Staff and Directors of Farmers State Bank of Mountain City, Associates of Heritage Family Funeral Services, Inc., members of the Mountain City Rotary Club and Mountain City Lyons Club, the Upper East Tennessee Funeral Directors Association, members of the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association, employees of Elizabethton Federal Bank, Don Tetrick, Howard Carlton, Bill Brookshire and Dick Stanton. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain City First Baptist Church. Those who desire to omit flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Hux to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, or to their favorite charity. Percy Hux Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.

John C. Knox

   John C. "Johnny" Knox, 79, 506D West "F" Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, January 19, 2001, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Knox was a native of Chicago, Ill., and a son of the late Chester E. and Mary Hasterock Knox. He was also preceded in death by a son, John C. Knox II, and by three brothers.
   Mr. Knox was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served as a Master Sergeant during World War II. He was a 1949 graduate of E.T.S.C., and played baseball with the Elizabethton Farm Club of the Chicago Cubs as a shortstop. He had taught in the high school grades at Jonesborough, Tenn., and Melbourne, Fla.
   Mr. Knox worked with the Boeing Company at Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Seattle, Wash. He retired in 1990 as the Director of the Memorial Center at East Tennessee State University with 15 years of service. He was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Janey Hathaway Knox, of the home; a daughter, Harriet Lowe, Cocoa, Fla.; three grandchildren, Angela Mack, Christmas, Fla., and Jerald and Casey Lowe, both of Cocoa, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Makayla Mack, Christmas, Fla.; and four sisters-in-law, Bo, Dottie, Betty Lou and Joyce. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   KNOX -- Funeral services for John C. "Johnny" Knox, 79, 506D West "F" Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, January 19, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Scott Lusk, nephew, and Father Richard Archer officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 12 noon until 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may visit with the family at the residence of Dottie Broome, 503D West "G" Street, Elizabethton, from 2 until 5 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1500, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601, or the Parkinson's Disease Center, 600 Henley Street, Suite 60, Knoxville, Tenn. 37902. Everyone wishing to attend the service will meet at the Mausoleum Chapel at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

James G.L. Nelson

   James Gregory Lee Nelson, 29, 117 Norris Road, Telford, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Nelson was a native of Bristol, Va., and had lived in Telford for the past 3-1/2 years. He was a son of the late James Lee Nelson and Alice Jane Cash Nelson. He was also preceded in death by a niece.
   Mr. Nelson was previously employed by Southeastern Apparel. He was a member of Telford Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Debbie Nickles Nelson; a son, Gregory Anderson Lee Nelson, of the home; two daughters, Jessica Marie Danielle Nelson and Dallas Paula Jane Nelson, both of the home; two sisters, Alissa Nelson, Gray, and Melissa Nickles, of the home; and his stepmother, Vickie Snyder, Gray. One nephew and several aunts and uncles also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   NELSON -- Funeral services for James Gregory Lee Nelson, 29, 117 Norris Road, Telford, who died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 21, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Richard Blankenship and the Rev. Lenny Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be Sloan Rogers, Jackie Hicks, Matthew Stewart, Timothy Nickles and Chris Dugger. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Telford Baptist Church, 1598 Old State Route 34, Telford, Tenn. 37690. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Irene J. Shell

   Irene J. Shell, 81, 162 Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Shell was a native of Carter County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Shell, April 1, 1983, and two sisters, June Wilson and Lucy Whitehead.
   Survivors include a brother, Warren Johnson, Waldron, Ind.; two sisters, Edith Smith and Nell Alexander, both of Napoleon, Ind.; and a half-sister, Ruth Mosley, Roan Mountain. 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
  
   SHELL -- Funeral services for Irene J. Shell, 81, 162 Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, January 20, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 22, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Charlotte Smith. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Denny Johnson, Terry Johnson, Roger Wilson, Rick Smith, Mike Smith and Bob Alexander. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

W.D. Snyder

   W.D. "Doc" Snyder, 88, 706 North Church Street, Mountain City, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C.
   Mr. Snyder was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late R.M. and Mary Alice Grindstaff Snyder. He was also preceded in death by a son, Scotty, and a brother, Dudley Snyder.
   Mr. Snyder was a retired farmer and operated a car dealership from 1948 to 1967. He was a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F.&A.M.
   Survivors include his wife, Zola Snyder, Mountain City; two sons, Lynn Snyder and Joel Patrick Snyder, both of Mountain City; two grandsons, Daniel Snyder, Mountain City, and Shane Snyder, Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Shianti Snyder, Abingdon, Va.; five brothers, Jason Worley Snyder, Johnson City, Maywood Snyder, Richmond, Va., Ben Snyder, Mountain City, Floyd Snyder and John D. Snyder, both of Elizabethton; and three sisters, Hazel Bashor and Myrtle Taylor, both of Johnson City, and Wanda Elliott, Salem, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, (423) 727-7111, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans/Henson.com
  
   SNYDER -- Funeral services for W.D. "Doc" Snyder, 88, 706 North Church Street, Mountain City, who died Saturday, January 20, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 24, from the chapel of Henson Funeral Home with the Rev. Norman Reece officiating. Pallbearers will be Masons. Masonic services will be at the close of the funeral service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the family residence, 706 N. Church Street, Mountain City, at any time. Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, (423) 727-7111, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans/Henson.com

Mary A. Taylor

   Mrs. Mary Ann Taylor, 91, 138 Hubbard Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John and Annie Walker Fair. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Thomas Taylor, in 1979, and by four brothers and one sister.
   Mrs. Taylor was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four daughters, Dean Hill and Janice Sartain, both of Johnson City, Maxine Taylor, Elizabethton, and Patricia Hughes, Schererville, Ind.; a son, Lloyd Taylor, Schererville, Ind.; and three sisters, Kathleen Hart and Effie Joines, both of Elizabethton, and Ruth Herikle of Georgia. Nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Taylor, 91, 138 Hubbard Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 21, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 22, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and Charlie Draper. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Big Springs Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Janice Sartain, 108 Page Avenue, Johnson City. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.

January 21, 2001

Mary L. Deloach

   Mary Lee Singleton Deloach, 92, 121 Tilson Avenue, Hampton, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Deloach was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Daniel and Missouri Clark Shell. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Spencer Singleton, her second husband, Rev. Virgil Deloach, and by nine brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. Deloach was a member of Morgan Branch Free Will Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Anna Singleton, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Tommy Gould, Alexander City, Ala.; a sister, Dorothy Guinn, Roan Mountain; and three grandsons, Randy Singleton, Elizabethton, Tim Gould, Valdosta, Ga., and Tommy Gould, Anderson, S.C. Six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   DELOACH -- Funeral services for Mary Lee Singleton Deloach, 92, 121 Tilson Avenue, Hampton, who died Thursday, January 18, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 20, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jack Roddy and the Rev. Dana Coleman officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 21, at Richardson Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her son, Frank Singleton, 1052 Highway 91, Stoney Creek, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Glenn H. Huffine

   Glenn Harold Huffine, 85, 503 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, died Friday, January 19, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after an illness.
   Mr. Huffine was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Charles Emory and Vesta Viola Andes Huffine. He was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
   Mr. Huffine had lived in Johnson City all of his life. He was a retired storeowner/operator and real estate entrepreneur and a Veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Harold D. Huffine, Elizabethton, and Jerry Lynn Huffine, Statesville, N.C.; a daughter, Betty Ann Martin, Mooresville, N.C.; two brothers, Charles Huffine Jr., Jonesborough, and Paul Huffine, Johnson City; and a sister, Pearl Leonard, Johnson City. Five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HUFFINE -- Graveside services for Glenn Harold Huffine, 85, 503 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, who died Friday, January 19, 2001, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, January 22, at Monte Vista Burial Park under the direction of the Rev. E.W. Barnes. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of procession to the cemetery at approximately 1:45 p.m. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605-4277. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Della Shipley

   Della Shipley, 91, formerly of Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Hermitage Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Shipley was a native of Sullivan County and the daughter of the late Andrew and Emma Trussler Richards. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Shipley.
   Mrs. Shipley was a homemaker and a member of the Borderview Christian Church where she attended the Ladies Sunday School Class.
   Survivors include three sons, Jack Shipley and Marion Shipley, both of Elizabethton, and Curtis Shipley, St. Charles, Mo., and two daughters, Letha Ritchie, Elizabethton, and Kathleen Augspurger, Lebanon, Ohio. Ten grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-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
  
   SHIPLEY -- Funeral services for Della Shipley, 91, formerly of Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, January 20, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 22, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Ron Marvel, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Scott Reynolds. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. 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 in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Letha Ritchie, 123 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the East Tennessee Children's Christian Home, Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 19, 2001

Mary S. Deloach

   Mary Singleton Deloach, 92, 121 Tilson Avenue, Hampton, died Thursday, January 18, 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

Mildred B. Gouge

  Mrs. Mildred Bernice Gouge, 88, 825 Cambridge Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Gouge was a native of Packard, S.C., and a daughter of the late Alonzo and Myrtle Watts Fleenor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Gouge, in 1972, a daughter, Betty McConnell, a son, Dewey Gouge, and three sisters, Opal Fleenor, Nina Ruth Fleenor and Dorothy Fleenor.
   Mrs. Gouge had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. She worked in the Laundry Department at Broadway Courts for a number of years. She was a member of Keystone Free Will Baptist Church but attended Faith Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include seven grandchildren, Tex Gouge and JoAnn Draper, both of Johnson City, Ronnie Stout, Atlanta, Ga., Samantha McConnell and Rome Stout, both of Elizabethton, Melissa Gouge and B.J. Gouge; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Edith Honeycutt, Johnson City, and Mrs. Novella Bowman, Elizabethton; and three brothers, the Rev. Theodore Fleenor, Johnson City, Hershiel Fleenor and Albert Fleenor, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GOUGE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Bernice Gouge, 88, 825 Cambridge Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Theodore Fleenor and the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 
Margaret B. Lawrence


   Margaret B. "Peggy" Lawrence, 79, 219 Aviation Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Lawrence was a native of Jersey City, N.J. She was raised in Summitt, N.J., and lived 44 years in Brevard County, Fla., before retiring to Elizabethton in June 2000. She was the daughter of the late Conrad C. and Beatrice H. Bowly Price and was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Bernard Lawrence.
   Mrs. Lawrence was retired from Indian River Center in West Melbourne, Fla.
   Survivors include four daughters, Louise L. Plale, Elizabethton, Barbara A. Temmesfeld, Kettering, Ohio, Elizabeth J. Lomeli, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Cindy L. Evans, Homosassa Springs, Fla.; and a son, Daniel B. Lawrence. Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
   Private disposition will be held at a later date.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to HouseCall Hospice, 106 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Herman A. Malone

   Herman Aaron Malone, 59, 119 Hillcrest Road, Bluff City, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Malone was the son of the late Fred and Cornelia Carr Malone. He was the former owner and operator of Tri-City Printing and a charter member of Hillcrest Independent Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Mary Hughes High School where he was active in athletics.
   Survivors include his wife, Kathie Plank Malone; a son, Todd Malone, Bluff City; a sister, Hallie McInturff, Elizabethton; and three brothers, Harold Malone, Elizabethton, T.F. Malone, Limestone, and Eugene Malone, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MALONE -- Funeral services for Herman Aaron Malone, 59, 119 Hillcrest Road, Bluff City, who died Thursday, January 18, 2001, will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, January 19, from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Crusenberry and the Rev. Steven Scalf officiating. Committal services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 20, at Sunrise Cemetery. Pallbearers include Todd Malone, Tex Scalf, Harvey Crusenberry, Frank Hunt, John McKamey, Chad Miller and Parthena Miller. Honorary pallbearers include Stephen Hunt, Derrick Plank and Ralph Hicks. The family will receive friends on Friday following the service until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.   

Herman J. Moffitt

   Herman J. Moffitt, 83, 1402 State Line Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Mr. Moffitt was a native of Buladeen, N.C., and a son of the late John and Fannie Teague Moffitt.
   Mr. Moffitt had lived in Elizabethton since 1986. He was a General Mercantile Operator in Silver Run, Md., and was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon for eight years.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Doris Mann, Dingenhen, Pa., and Sandra and Lee Maus, Wilmington, Del.; a brother, Sam Moffitt, Johnson City; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Bailey, Woodville, Texas; two grandsons, Scott Maus and Jeffery Maus; several nieces and nephews; a special little friend, Hannah Hughes; and a special caretaker, Joyce Sneed.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MOFFITT -- Funeral services for Herman J. Moffitt, 83, 1402 State Line Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 18, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 21, at New Testament Baptist Church with Brother Billy Allison and Brother Bobby Dingus officiating. Brother Larry Stout and Brother Billy Hensley will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Jeffery Maus, Scott Maus, Arnold Hughes, Leslie Stevens, Roger Crumley, Byrl Whitehead and Danny Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be T.J. Little Jr., Mark Dingus, Roger Dingus, Joel Dingus, Chris Hughes, Terry Moffitt, Jay Moffitt, Ben Shackley, Steven Shackley, Eddie Burleson, Verlin Stevens, Tommy Burleson and the men of New Testament Baptist Church. A special thanks to the Staff of Pine Ridge Care Center. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the residence of Joyce Sneed, 1402-1/2 State Line Road, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Orpha M. Norris

   Mrs. Orpha Mae Whitehead Norris, 118 Rasnick Hollow Road, Watauga, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at Asbury Center following a lengthy battle with rheumatoid arthritis. She was 88, having been born November 26, 1912, in Dennis Cove, Tenn. She was a daughter of the late Cleve and Annie Holly Whitehead. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Dale M. Norris, two sisters, Martine Whitehead and Mary Holdway, and a brother, Charlie Whitehead.
   Mrs. Norris was a housewife and had worked at North American Rayon Corporation. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga.
   Survivors include her daughter, Hazel Bryant, Trenton, Fla.; two sons, Larry Dale Norris, Watauga, and Steve Norris, Lawtey, Fla.; three sisters, Hazel Oliver, Elizabethton, Geneva Smalling, Watauga, and Ethel Childers, Hampton; three brothers, Dave Whitehead, of California, Joe Whitehead, Roan Mountain, and Martin Whitehead, of Georgia; three grandchildren, Dale Anderson, Trenton, Fla., Kay Ann Whitson, London, Ky., and Thomas Zane Norris, Watauga.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   NORRIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Orpha Mae Whitehead Norris, 88, 118 Rasnick Hollow Road, Watauga, who passed away Thursday, January 18, 2001, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Graveside services and interment will be private in the George Mottern Cemetery on Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

January 18, 2001

Mildred B. Gouge

   Mrs. Mildred Bernice Gouge, 88, 825 Cambridge Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Margaret B. Lawrence

   Margaret B. "Peggy" Lawrence, 79, 219 Aviation Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Lawrence was a native of Jersey City, N.J. She was raised in Summitt, N.J., and lived 44 years in Brevard County, Fla., before retiring to Elizabethton in June 2000. She was the daughter of the late Conrad C. and Beatrice H. Bowly Price and was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Bernard Lawrence.
   Mrs. Lawrence was retired from Indian River Center in West Melbourne, Fla.
   Survivors include four daughters, Louise L. Plale, Elizabethton, Barbara A. Temmesfeld, Kettering, Ohio, Elizabeth J. Lomeli, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Cindy L. Evans, Homosassa Springs, Fla.; and a son, Daniel B. Lawrence. Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
   Private disposition will be held at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Bulah F. Miller

   Mrs. Bulah Fields Miller, 66, of Wilmington, N.C., died Thursday, January 11, 2001, at her residence after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Miller was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Wornie and Pearly Fields. She had lived in North Carolina for a number of years.
   Survivors include her husband, Harold Miller; a son, Steve Miller, Wilmington, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Rick Massey, Wilmington, N.C.; a brother, William "Bill" Fields, Watauga; and five sisters, Peggy Jones, Watauga, Mae Bradley, Tipton, Mich., Roma Taylor, Elizabethton, LaVola Taylor, Newland, N.C., and Marie Cordell, Roan Mountain.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.
  
   MILLER -- Memorial services for Mrs. Bulah Fields Miller, 66, of Wilmington, N.C., who died Thursday, January 11, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 20, at Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga, with the Rev. Rick Massey officiating. Music will be by Bobby Miller. The Miller Family will be staying at the Comfort Inn, Elizabethton, and will be in the conference room Friday night. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Catherine E. Morton

   Mrs. Catherine Elsie Morton, 60, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of Jack Bradley Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Morton was a native of Adrian, Mich., and a daughter of the late Andrew and Mildred Warner Bussing. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vester Morton, July 7, 1984.
   Mrs. Morton had lived in Carter County for a number of years. She was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Larry Whitehead, Roan Mountain, Judy and Wayne Whitehead, Lesa Townsend and Darren Lacy, all of Hampton, Patty Hill and Ray Combs and Kathy Morton and Jeff Hardin, all of Elizabethton; five sons and daughters-in-law, Robert "Bob" and Pat Morton, Watauga, Roger and Donna Morton, Bucky and Deidre Morton, Randy and Melina Morton, all of Elizabethton, and Tim Morton and Krista Michael, Hampton; three sisters, Mary Lou Jett, Peachy Frank and Maxine Smith, all of Adrian, Mich.; four brothers, Howard Bussing, Gordon Bussing and Raymond Bussing, all of Adrian, Mich., and Edward Bussing, Iron Mountain, Mich.; 28 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Maxine Lewis.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MORTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Elsie Morton, 60, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of Jack Bradley Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 18, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Stout, the Rev. Mark Street and the Rev. Dave Morgan officiating. Graveside services and interment will be Friday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers will be Bob Morton, Randy Morton, Bucky Morton, Tim Morton, Darren Lacy, Ray Combs, Wayne Whitehead and Larry Whitehead. Honorary pallbearers will be Delores Isaacs, Joe Hill, Travis Willens, Grandchildren, Friends and Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, The 5th Floor Nursing Staff and Nurse (Wayne) of the 2400 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center, Naomi Lafleur, Mary Morton, Thelma Milhorn, Kim Parlier, Debbie Morton and Jill Morton. A special thanks to the Carter County Rescue Squad and to Tenn. Care Transportation. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Judy Morton Whitehead, 105 Stevens Road, Hampton. Memorial Funeral Chapel 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, Ed 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.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PETERS -- Funeral services for Leslie Burl "B" Peters, 72, 113 Stewart, DeLand, Fla., who died Saturday, January 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 19, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh and the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Stephen Harris. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 20, at Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Doug Echols, Shonna Lowe, Mike Peters, Lynn Peters, Gebe Ritchie, Scott Sams, Jonathan Hardin and Leonard Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Ritchie, Sonny Fletcher, O.K. Shell, David Birchfield, Dallas Lowe, Clifford Peters, Gerald Peters, Raymond Lowe, Arvel Smith, Joe Carrier, Eddie Rogers and Daryl Wilson. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 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 home of his brother, Ed Peters, 312 East H. Street, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Wayne W. Smith

   Wayne W. Smith, 74, 131 Pinnacle Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at the James J. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Smith was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Frank and Mollie Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sue L. Smith, in 1976, and by four brothers and two sisters.
   Mr. Smith was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 38 years of service. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton where he served as a trustee, choir member, usher, and member of the Men's Bible Class. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Tony Williams, Elizabethton, and Becki and Jay Dugger, Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Sidney Smith, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Bryan Williams, Hampton, and Susan and Megan Dugger, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Ruth Hopkins, Hampton.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SMITH -- Funeral services for Wayne W. Smith, 74, 131 Pinnacle Drive, Elizabethton, who went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 16, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 18, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Phil Poston and the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney, organist, and the Rev. Phil Poston, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Paul Bishop, Jeff Irwin, F.D. Elliott, Aubrey Brown, John R. Campbell and Norman Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Vaught, Gilbert Ornduff and members of the Men's Bible Class of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund, First Free Will Baptist Church, 701 First Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Linda Williams, 166 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

William Timbs

   William "Bill" Timbs, 56, of Pennington Gap, Va., died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Timbs was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Robert and Anna Lee Brewer Timbs. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Timbs.
   Mr. Timbs was retired from the United States Navy and was employed as an X-Ray Technician by Lee County Community Hospital. He attended the Plain View Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Timbs, Pennington Gap, Va.; a daughter, Heather Anne Buckles, Elizabethton; a son, William Scott Timbs, Elizabethton; a stepson, David Williams, Jonesville, Va.; two granddaughters, Celeste Buckles and Hannah Williams; five sisters, Patsy Campbell, Louise Timbs, Joy Lena White, Linda Jones and Glenda Buckles, all of Elizabethton; and two brothers, James Timbs and Gary Timbs, both of Elizabethton.
   Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va., (540) 546-1121, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TIMBS -- Funeral services for William "Bill" Timbs, 56, of Pennington Gap, Va., who died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 19, in the chapel of Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va., with the Rev. Carlos Wolfe and the Rev. Matthew Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, Va., with military rites conducted by the Charles Dewitt Byrd VFW Post #3382 Color Guard from Kingsport. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the East Side Free Will Baptist Church in Elizabethton, and also from 12 o'clock noon until 2 p.m. Friday at Sturgill Funeral Home. Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va., (540) 546-1121, is in charge of arrangements.

January 17, 2001

Ethan C. Burrow

   Ethan Chad Burrow, infant son of Chad Boster and Renee Burrow, died Monday, January 15, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Brandon Boster, and a sister, Brooklyn Boster, both of Elizabethton, and his maternal grandmothers, Helen Burrow and Louise and J.T. Austin, all of Elizabethton.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, at Highland Cemetery.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Lillian H. Holweg

   Lillian H. Holweg, 89, 802 Forest Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, January 15, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Holweg was a native of Mannington, W. Va. She moved to Johnson City in 1972 after living in Albany, N.Y., for 40 years. She was a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Mildred Olmstead Hines and was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur W. Holweg, in 1995, and a brother, Thomas F. Hines.
   Mrs. Holweg was educated in Tiffin, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. She attended St. John's Episcopal Church in Johnson City. She had been a member of the Women's Division of the Chamber of Commerce and the Garden Lovers' Club until they were dissolved. She was a charter member of the Ann Roberts Chapter of the DAR and a member of the Johnson City Monday Club in which she held several offices.
   Survivors include two nieces, Martha Hines Costello, Ithaca, N.Y., and Cathy Hines Grant, Johnson City. Several grandnieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HOLWEG -- Graveside services for Lillian H. Holweg, 89, 802 Forest Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, January 15, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 19, at Monte Vista Burial Park with the Rev. Chris Epperson officiating. Friends are invited to meet the family at the cemetery for this service. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, NE Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604, or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 918, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Wayne W. Smith

   Wayne W. Smith, 74, 131 Pinnacle Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Anna L. Stanley

   Mrs. Anna Lee Stanley, 79, 430 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Stanley was a native of Morristown and a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Lillie Mae Boles Wood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Stanley, May 16, 1975, and a sister, Mrs. Marie Davis.
   Mrs. Stanley had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She operated Stanley's Fashion Center for 17 years and was a member of Watauga Point United Methodist Church. She served as a Pink Lady at the former Carter County Memorial Hospital for a number of years.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and JoAnn Stanley, Blountville; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, LeAnn and Jason Holly, Birmingham, Ala.; a niece, Diane Sluder, Kingsport; a nephew, James Davis, Morristown; and a brother-in-law, C.T. Davis, Morristown.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STANLEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Lee Stanley, 79, 430 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 19, at the Mausoleum of Hope, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Hope. The Rev. Dennis Milligan and the Rev. Brent Seals will be officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be Dr. Jack Holly, Travis Holly, Jerry Sluder, John Malone, Ray Lewis Jr., Scott Sluder and Wayne Hayes. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Stanley to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the residence, 430 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Ida P. Stout

   Ida P. Stout, 92, Hillview Health Care, formerly of 806 Mulberry Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Stout was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Cart and Nancy Campbell Nidiffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hence Stout.
   Mrs. Stout was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include four grandchildren, Patty Davis, Elizabethton, Lisa Gibson, Gastonia, N.C., Linda Morgan, Granite Falls, Wash., and Ricky Nidiffer, Fort McCoy, Fla., and a sister, Maggie Oliver, Elizabethton. Twelve great-grandchildren, five great-great-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
  
   STOUT -- Funeral services for Ida P. Stout, 92, Hillview Health Care, formerly of 806 Mulberry Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Calvary Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Gerald Oliver, Larry Paul Oliver, Odell Oliver, Steve Oliver, Lanny Joe Oliver and Roby Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Royal Workers Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a granddaughter, Patty Davis, 806 Mulberry Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Grady G. Williams

   Grady G. Williams, 75, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, formerly of Stoney Creek, died Monday, January 15, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William and Mattie Lyons Williams. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Arnold and Goldie Williams.
   Mr. Williams was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a sister, Rosa Stout, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roby and June Williams and Jasper and Marvella Williams, all of Elizabethton; and a special niece, Judy Veeneman, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Grady G. Williams, 75, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, formerly of Stoney Creek, who died Monday, January 15, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Grubb and the Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dale Williams and Mrs. Sue Bowers. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dallas Williams, Dale Williams, Kent Williams, Douglas Williams, Ron Stout, Rodney Arnold, Gary Arnold and Harold Lynn Arnold. Special thanks to the caretakers of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Roan Highlands Nursing Center. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Jasper Williams, 143 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 15-16, 2000

Wanda M. Markland


   Mrs. Wanda Mae Clark Markland, 76, 105 Meredith Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 15, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Markland was a native of Bluefield, W. Va., and a daughter of the late Robert R. and Myrtle Carden Clark. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Shull.
   Mrs. Markland had lived in Carter County for 68 years. She was a graduate of Hampton High School and the Elizabethton Business College. She was a member of East Side Christian Church and a member of the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the National Organization of the Ex-Prisoners of War.
   Survivors include her husband, George Edward "Ed" Markland; a daughter, Vicki Lynn Markland, Johnson City; three sons, Randy Markland, Ricky Markland and Mark Markland, all of Elizabethton; four sisters, Blondeen Parr, Johnson City, Betty Lou Chambers and Anna Sue Clark, both of Elizabethton, and Ailene Bailey, Hampton; and a granddaughter, Mallory Markland. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MARKLAND -- Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Mae Clark Markland, 76, 105 Meredith Drive, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 15, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Hugh Hatfield, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, in the Highland Cemetery. 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. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ida N. Stout

   Ida Nidiffer Stout, 92, of Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton, formerly of 806 Mulberry Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 16, 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

Grady G. Williams

   Grady G. Williams, of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, died Monday, January 15, 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