February 14, 2001

Jack Berry


   Jack Berry, 70, 110 Hopson Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  

Lula B. Holder

   Lula Belle Holder, 63, 212 Dry Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 12, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Holder was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Emma Oliver Richardson, Elizabethton, and the late Stacey Richardson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Holder, and a son, Terry Holder.
   Mrs. Holder was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Jerry Holder, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Clabe Allen Jr., Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Mitchell Allen, Melissa Carden, Victoria Allen and Jordan Allen, all of Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren, Logan Carrier, Dylan Carrier and Patrick Carden, all of Elizabethton; a brother, James Richardson, Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Kathy Richardson, Elizabethton; two half-brothers, Robert Richardson and Eugene Richardson, both of West Virginia; a nephew, Bryan Richardson, Elizabethton; and a special cousin, Toddy (Mary) Holder, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  
   HOLDER -- Funeral services for Lula Belle Holder, 63, 212 Dry Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 12, 2001, were conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Wright officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, at Richardson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday for the graveside services. The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 212 Dry Branch Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence of her daughter, Sherry Allen, 2646 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  

Rosy B. McElyea

   Rosy Belle Proffitt McElyea, 78, 2004 West G. Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 13, 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

February 13, 2001


Gurney E. Estep

   Gurney E. Estep, 84, of Allen Park, Mich., died Friday, February 9, 2001.
   Survivors include his wife, Bertha Estep; four children, Estel Estep, Frances Maynard, Sandra Grindstaff and Barney Estep; a brother, Raymond Estep; and two sisters, Patricia Patterson and Betty Jo Ketchum. Several grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, in the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Avenue. Masonic Services were conducted by the Dearborn Lodge #172.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Lula B. Holder

   Lula Belle Holder, 63, 212 Dry Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 12, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Holder was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Emma Oliver Richardson, Elizabethton, and the late Stacey Richardson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Holder, and a son, Terry Holder.
   Mrs. Holder was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Jerry Holder, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Clabe Allen Jr., Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Mitchell Allen, Melissa Carden, Victoria Allen and Jordan Allen, all of Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren, Logan Carriger, Dylan Carriger and Patrick Carden, all of Elizabethton; a brother, James Richardson, Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Kathy Richardson, Elizabethton; two half-brothers, Robert Richardson and Eugene Richardson, both of West Virginia; a nephew, Bryan Richardson, Elizabethton; and a special cousin, Toddy (Mary) Holder, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  
   HOLDER -- Funeral services for Lula Belle Holder, 63, 212 Dry Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 12, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Wright officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, at Richardson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 212 Dry Branch Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence of her daughter, Sherry Allen, 2646 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

Billy Wiseman

   Billy Wiseman, 54, 242 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 11, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Wiseman was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Harry M. and Edith Ford Wiseman.
   Mr. Wiseman had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a 1964 graduate of Hampton High School and was retired from Mor-Flo Industries, Johnson City. He was a member of the Elizabethton Moose Lodge #360 and the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622.
   Survivors include his wife, Lois Watson Wiseman; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Kelvin Cannon, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Paula Wiseman, Elizabethton, and Willie and Brenda Wiseman; a nephew, Keith Wiseman; special friends, Terry McKinney, Elisa Moore, Chuck and Polly Anderson, Jim and Debra Fredrickson and Christy and Lee Cole; and his uncle, Jim Ford.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WISEMAN -- Funeral services for Billy Wiseman, 54, 242 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Lunsford officiating. The Sounds of Victory will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be Carl Scott III, Terry Montgomery, Bob Rainbolt, Travis Winters, Arvel McKinney, Larry McKinney, Bobby Ford and Jeff Greene. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Frederic Seifer, Dr. Kyle Colvett, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Vernon Vines, Frank Greene, Dr. Ray Lamb and Staff, and Doctors and Staff of Pulmonary Associates of East Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 12, 2001


Harlan Banner

  Harlan Banner, 60, 225 Eauclair Street, Kingsport, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Tulsa, Okla., following an extended illness.
  A Carter County native, he was the son of the late Claude and Ollie Hamby Banner. He was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Banner, and two sisters, Helen Vance and Georgie Gregg.
  He was a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church. He was a retired machine operator from Amerace.
  Survivors include five daughters and two sons-in-law, Ramona James, Hampton, Tenn.; Jeanne and Chris Holder, Elizabethton; Susan and Dexter Wheeler, Hampton; Patsy Banner, Hampton; Becky Thompson, Kingsport; eight grandchildren; one brother, Hubert Banner, Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com.Tetrick

  BANNER -- Funeral services for Harlan Banner, 60, 225 Eauclair Street, Kingsport, who died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Revs. Randy Lester, Howard Messer, and Mark Simmons officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Mary Lester and Mrs. Alecia Holder, soloists. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Walnut Mountain Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Chris Holder, Terry Banner, Jason Baker, Michael Vance, Dexter Wheeler, and Randy Ellis. Honorary pallbearers and special friends are Johnny Holder, James Miller, Otis Vines, staff of the Cancer Treatment Center of America, and friends from Amerace. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside chapel, or at the residence of a daughter, Jeanne and Chris Holder, 1014 Circle Drive, Elizabethton, or at the residence of a daughter, Becky Thompson, 225 Eauclair Street, Kingsport, Tenn. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to The American Cancer Society, 209 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com.Tetrick

Margaret Brumitt

  Margaret Brumitt, 78, formerly of 2140 West G Street, Lot 31, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 11, 2001, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Brumitt was a native of Bessemer, Ala., but had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late George and Mamie Carlton McGlashen and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Brumitt Jr., in 1978.
  Mrs. Brumitt was a homemaker and a member of the Tacoma Church of God, Johnson City.
  Survivors include a daughter, Betty DeLoach, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Betty Brumitt, Johnson City; four grandchildren, Debbie Silva, Columbia, Tenn., Jeffrey Brumitt, Charlotte, N.C., Donna DeLoach, Elizabethton, and Bryan DeLoach, Gray. Four great-grandchildren also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  BRUMITT -- Funeral services for Margaret Brumitt, 78, formerly of 2140 West G Street, Lot 31, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 11, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Absher and the Rev. John Shriver officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jeff Norris, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 14, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jerry Gastineau, the Nursing Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, members of the Tacoma Church of God, friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of her daughter, Betty DeLoach, 2140 West G Street, Lot 26, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Juanita Bowers

  Miss Juanita Bowers, 73, 921 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
  Miss Bowers was a daughter of the late John Arthur and Sally C. Williams Bowers. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
  Miss Bowers retired from Sycamore Shoals Hospital in the Housekeeping Department. She was a member of Blue Springs Christian Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Hildred Bowers, Elizabethton, and Ceola Bowers, of the home, and two brothers, Grover Bowers, of the home, and Luther Bowers, Abingdon, Va.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  BOWERS -- Funeral services for Miss Juanita Bowers, 73, 921 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 8, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Richard Thomason and Mr. Mack Bennett, ministers, officiating. Music was under the direction of Mrs. Kathy Thomason. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 11, at Bowers Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Trampas Bowers, Steve Maupin, Steve Franklin, Gary Kemp, Clyde Ketterman and Fred Cole. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside services. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Pete Buck

  Pete Buck, 68, 181 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Hardin Jones Road.
  A Carter County native, he was the son of the late Wheeler and Bonnie McKinney Buck. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Johnson Buck, a son, Pete Michael Buck, and a daughter, Judy K. Buck.
  He was a member and Sunday school teacher of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired school bus driver for the Carter County School System.
  Survivors include one son, Kenny Wayne Buck, Elk Park, N.C.; three sisters, Mozella Wallenfelsz, Front Royal, Va.; Francis McCurry, Newland, N.C.; and Frankie Hodge, Kansas City, Kan.; five brothers, Edward Buck, Vinton, Va.; Harvey Buck, Roan Mountain; Doot buck, Roan Mountain; Clark Buck, Newland, NC.; and Gene Buck, Roan Mountain; three grandsons, Adam Buck, Charlottesville, Va.; Jordan Buck, Elk Park, N.C.; and Logan Buck, Elk Park, N.C.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

  BUCK -- Funeral services for Pete Buck, 68, 181 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Revs. Ronnie Edwards and Richard Stevens officiating. He was a member and a faithful Sunday school teacher of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will follow the service at W.H. Buck Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bruce Buck, John Buck, Brad Buck, Sam Garrison, Mike Garrison, and Danny Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Hicks, Harold Pritchard, Leonard Garrison, Carl Garrison, John Richardson, and Doug Richardson. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Tetrick funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, or at the residence, 181 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

Richard C. Buck

  Richard Carroll Buck, 60, 184 Dan Cole Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
  Mr. Buck was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Erby and Lucille Cordell Buck. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jewell Buck Vance.
  Mr. Buck was of the Baptist Faith.
  Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Vines Buck, of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Ronnie Rickie, Greenwood, S.C.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Cleve Buck, of North Carolina, and Tony and Kim Buck, Bristol; one ant, Margie Clevinger, Roan Mountain; one uncle, Dester Cordell, Elizabethton; special nieces, Linda Lyons and Phillis Burrow, both of Elizabethton, and several other nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  BUCK -- Funeral services for Richard Carroll Buck, 60, 184 Dan Cole Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, February 9, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 11, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Music will be under the direction of Larey Pippin. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, February 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Tony Campbell, James Hardin, Clay Hardin, Ricky Hardin, Scott Houston and Mike Houston. Honorary pallbearers will be Tic Bill Bowling, Ralph Lyons and Clyde Cole, with special thanks to the Staff of the 3rd Floor of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 184 Dan Cole Road, Elizabethton, at any time. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Glen Godsey

  Glen Godsey, 65, 157 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.
  A Sullivan County native, he was the son of the late Charlie and Lucy Frye Godsey. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Charles Lee, John and Junior Godsey, and a sister, Virgie O'Quinn.
  Mr. Godsey attended East Side Free Will Baptist Church and was retired as a roofing contractor.
  Survivors include his wife, Mary Scalf Godsey, of the home, two sons, Mike Godsey, Johnson City; and Tony Godsey, Watauga; two daughters, Barbara Hurt Cook, Elizabethton; Rebecca Mann, Watauga; eight grandchildren, Michael, Coty, Derek, and Taylor Mann, all of Watauga; Regina Godsey, Hampton; Chris Hurt, Danielle Hurt and Brandon Woodby, all of Elizabethton; three brothers, Clyde Godsey and Van Godsey, Watauga; and George Godsey, Johnson City; one sister, Grace Lowe, Watauga; and special friends, Randall Lowe, Watauga; Ted Hilton, Johnson city; and Gene Miller, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

  GODSEY -- Funeral services for Glen Godsey, 65, 157 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, who died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Revs. Ted Hilton and Howard Messer officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Scalf Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Darrin Godsey, Ricky Godsey, Chris Godsey, Junior Godsey, Timmy Lowe, Kenny Blevins, David Hurt, Brian Slagle, and Calvin Carr. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Lowe, Dean Godsey, Jeff Godsey, Greg Godsey and Butch Blevins. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, for the graveside services. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence, 157 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, any time. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37604. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

Mildred E. Pierce

  Mrs. Mildred E. "Millie" Pierce, 74, 1180 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 11, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Pierce was a native of Fork Ridge, Tenn., and had also lived in Middlesboro, Ky., and West Palm Beach, Fla., prior to moving to Elizabethton in 1985. She was the daughter of the late Sam M. and Grace Mullins and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Paris and Paul Mullins.
  Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Johnson City.
  Survivors include her husband, James Carson Pierce, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rick Christiansen, Johnson City; three grandsons, Alan T. Christiansen, Clinton, Wash., Ryan M. Christiansen and Randy S. Christiansen, both of Johnson City; two great-grandsons, Lucas and Larsen Christiansen; three sisters, Winifred Krall, Clinton, Tenn., Madeline Everest, Dallas, Texas, and Effie Poore, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; and a brother, C.E. "Moon" Mullins, Half Moon Bay, Calif. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  PIERCE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred E. "Millie" Pierce, 74, 1180 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 11, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Bishop Robert W. Hood presiding and Mr. B. Terry Henderson conducting. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone wishing to attend the graveside service will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Warren G. Simerly

  Warren Gabriel Simerly, 408 Old Highway 143, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, February 11, 2001, at his residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Shirley B. Stanley

  Mrs. Shirley Beverly Stanley, 66, 116 Margo Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at her residence after a brief illness.
  A Wise County, Va., native, Mrs. Stanley was a daughter of Vivian Hommell Beverly, Fredricksburg, Va., and the late Thurston B. Beverly. She had lived in Carter county since 1990. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Stanley, March 5, 1999.
  She was retired from the cafeteria at East Tennessee State University. Mrs. Stanley was a member of the Milligan Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one daughter, Reba Eng, Atlanta, Ga.; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Douglas and Angie Stanley, Kingsville, Texas; Kevin and Darby Stanley, Shillington, Pa.; Keith and Gina Stanley, Atlanta, Ga.; and Jeff Stanley, Elizabethton; one sister, Phyllis Robinson, Fredricksburg, Va.; two brothers, James Beverly, Archdale, N.C.; and Garcia Beverly, Elizabethton; and two grandchildren, Peter Stanley and Amanda Stanley.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  STANLEY -- Funeral services for Shirley Beverly Stanley, 66, 116 Margo Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Willie Justice officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. The Milligan Free Will Baptist Church Choir will provide the music. Pallbearers will be contacted. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Polly A. Ward

  Polly A. Ward, 72, 413 Field Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  A native of West Jefferson, N.C., and having lived most of her life in Carter County, she attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. She was a retired restaurant employee.
  Survivors include four daughters and one son-in-law, Barbara Gardner, Johnson City; Sandra Ward Summers, of the home; Cindy and Lee Foley and Pam Ward, all of Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Pam Ward, Morgan Hill, Calif.; five grandchildren, Danny Robinson and his wife, Angie, Kingsport; Jamie Heaton, Mishawaka, Ind.; Michael Ward, Erwin; and Jason Foley and Keisha Foley, both of Elizabethton; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla Robinson and D.J. Robinson, both of Kingsport.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

  WARD -- Funeral services for Polly A. Ward, 72, 413 Field Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Fireside Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dean Palmer. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jeremy Sochalski, Jon Muraski, Jason Foley, Danny Robinson, Jamie Heaton, Lee Foley and Michael Ward. Honorary pallbearers will be doctors and nursing staff at Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday evening, Feb. 11, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Fireside Chapel, and at the residence, 413 Field Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, to go in procession to the cemetery. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

Billy Wiseman

  Billy Wiseman, 54, 242 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 11, 2001, at his residence.
  Mr. Wiseman was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Harry M. and Edith Ford Wiseman.
  Mr. Wiseman had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a 1964 graduate of Hampton High School and was retired from Mor Flo Industries, Johnson City. He was a member of the Elizabethton Moose Lodge #360 and the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622.
  Survivors include his wife, Lois Watson Wiseman; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Kelvin Cannon, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Paula Wiseman, Elizabethton, and Willie and Brenda Wiseman; and a nephew, Keith Wiseman.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 9, 2001

Juanita Bowers

  Miss Juanita Bowers, 73, 921 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
  Miss Bowers was a daughter of the late John Arthur and Sally C. Williams Bowers. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Miss Bowers retired from Sycamore Shoals Hospital in the Housekeeping Department. She was a member of Blue Springs Christian Church.
  Survivors include two sisters, Hildred Bowers, Elizabethton, and Ceola Bowers, of the home, and two brothers, Grover Bowers, of the home, and Luther Bowers, Abingdon, Va.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  BOWERS -- Funeral services for Miss Juanita Bowers, 73, 921 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 8, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Richard Thomason and Mr. Mack Bennett, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Kathy Thomason. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 11, at Bowers Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Trampas Bowers, Steve Maupin, Steve Franklin, Gary Kemp and Fred Cole. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Pete Buck

  Pete Buck, 68, 181 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, in Roan Mountain.
  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

Richard Buck

  Richard Buck, 60, 184 Dan Cole Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, February 9, 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

Belle M. Campbell

  Miss Belle Margaret Campbell, 94, Hillview Health Care Center, formerly of Route 5, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at Hillview Health Care Center following an extended illness.
  Miss Campbell was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Jack and Sarah South Campbell. She was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
  Miss Campbell was of the Free Will Baptist Faith and was a homemaker.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Leta Potter, Elizabethton; a special nephew and his wife, Rodney and Pam Campbell, Elizabethton; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; a special friend, Edwin Taylor, Elizabethton; and a brother, Landon Campbell, Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Miss Belle Margaret Campbell, 94, Hillview Health Care Center, formerly of Route 5, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 8, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 9, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edwin Taylor. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 10, at Campbell Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a nephew, Rodney and Pam Campbell, 146 South Gate Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Glen Godsey

  Glen Godsey, 65, 157 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

William H. Morton

  William Henry Morton, 73, 2403 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mr. Morton was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William H. and Emma Ledford Morton. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Meredith, Vester and Pete Morton; a sister, Nellie Sherfey; two daughters, Patsy and Karen; and a granddaughter, Jeannie Morton.
Mr. Morton was a member of Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as choir leader and deacon for 53 years, and was also the leader for the Upper Gap Creek Quartet. He was retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 43 years of service as a Supervisor in Vinyl Coating.
  Survivors include his wife, Ruth Culler Morton, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Lucelia Morton, Hampton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Claude Hart, Elizabethton, and Debbie and Tim Miller, Wise, Va.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Blanche McKeehan, Elizabethton, and Dean and Johnny Reed, Jonesville, N.C.; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Chris and Melissa Hart and David Hart; three granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, Kristie and Matt Cormany, Julie Hart and Bethany Miller; and three great-grandsons, Samuel, Joshua and Noah Cormany.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  MORTON -- Funeral services for William Henry Morton, 73, 2403 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 9, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Allen Simerly and the Rev. Roy Whitson officiating, and the Rev. Danny Simerly, honorary minister. Music will be under the direction of Bobby McGee. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 10, at Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Richard Lewis, Darrell Guinn, Joe Copas, Keith Lyons, Teddy Simerly, Glenn Henegar and Dexter Perkins. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church and men he worked with at North American Rayon Corporation. 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, 2403 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ruth Ruston

  Mrs. Ruth Ruston, 72, 302 S. Center Street, Johnson City, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Ruston was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Roy and Edna Street Whitehead. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Cable.
  Mrs. Ruston was a housewife and a member of Westerly Heights Baptist Church where she served as pianist for 52 years. She was also Adult Ladies Sunday School Teacher.
  Survivors include her husband, Mack Ruston, of the home; two daughters, Sandra Luecke, Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Elaine Miller, Johnson City; two sons, Tony Ruston, Johnson City, and Greg Ruston, Elizabethton; three sisters, Doris Hencke, Elizabethton, Joyce Pettit, Hamilton, Ohio, and Alma Taylor, Harpersfield, Ohio; and two brothers, Dennis Whitehead, Ahoski, N.C., and Danny Whitehead, Cleveland, Ohio. Nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

  RUSTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Ruston, 72, 302 S. Center Street, Johnson City, who died Thursday, February 8, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 11, at Westerly Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Ball, the Rev. Bobby Stout and the Rev. Steve Hopson officiating. Interment will follow at McCarty Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Todd Ruston, Jamie Ruston, Michael Luecke, B.J. Miller, Buck Legg, Steven Banner, Bobby Hash and Wil Miller. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the AWANA Club, Westerly Heights Baptist Church, 628 N. Center Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley B. Stanley

  Mrs. Shirley Beverly Stanley, 66, 116 Margo Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at her residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

February 8, 2001

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February 7, 2001

Blanche T. Cochran

  Mrs. Blanche Taylor Cochran, 87, 906 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, formerly of the Fairview Community, Hampton, died Monday, February 5, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
  Mrs. Cochran was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Samie Taylor and Lillie Belle Taylor Grindstaff. She was the stepdaughter of the late David H. Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Cochran, in 1991, a daughter, Selma Wilcox, a granddaughter, Kimberly Cochran, three sisters, and a son-in-law, Hoover McKinney.
  Mrs. Cochran was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation. She attended the Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Marlene McKinney, Elizabethton; a son, Jerry Cochran, Elizabethton; two sisters, Blonnie Hicks, Elizabethton, and Frances Cunningham, Nashville; a son-in-law, Bruce Wilcox, Unicoi; four grandsons, Timothy McKinney, Thomas McKinney, Scottie Wilcox and Mark Cochran; two granddaughters, Selena Wilcox Bartley and Beth Cochran Whitehead; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Aillene Clark, and a special nephew, Gerald Clark.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  COCHRAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Taylor Cochran, 87, 906 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, formerly of the Fairview Community, Hampton, who died Monday, February 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Trivette and the Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Joel Street will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 8, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, will be Tim McKinney, Tom McKinney, Mark Cochran, Mark Bartley, Jeff Whitehead, Gavin McKinney and Jim Carver. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. William Kincaid, Bruce Wilcox, the Staff of Pine Ridge Care Center, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Marlene McKinney, 906 Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, or at the residence of her son, Jerry Cochran, 147 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 6, 2001

Cecil H. Carpenter


   Cecil Herbert Carpenter, 67, 1137 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital of an apparent heart attack.
   Mr. Carpenter was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Earl Lee and Alice Missouria Haga Carpenter. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Earl Carpenter.
   Mr. Carpenter had lived in Carter County for a number of years. He was a graduate of Avery County High School. He had formerly been employed at Folsom Printing Company for 26 years, and at present was operating Carpenter's Fresh Meat Market in the Hunter Community.
   Mr. Carpenter was a Lifetime Member of the Carter County Rescue Squad. He was a member of the Valley Forge House of Prayer, where he had served as Sunday School Superintendent.
   Survivors include his wife, Betty Ward Carpenter; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Roy Burchette, Elizabethton; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Ronnie Gene and Paulette Carpenter, Leslie "Chub" Carpenter, Roy and Vanessa Canter and James "Pee Wee" and Shannon Carpenter, all of Elizabethton; and three sisters, Louise Banner and Barbara Daniels, both of Newland, N.C., and Mary Banner, Hickory, N.C. Nine grandchildren and a great-granddaughter also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARPENTER -- Funeral services for Cecil Herbert Carpenter, 67, 1137 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 4, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Emert and the Rev. Charles Russell officiating. The Williams Sisters will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Cecil Freeman, Steve Whittington, Richard Montgomery, Stanley Whittington, Charles Whittington, Sid Davidson and Tom Kellen. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Baumgardner, Harold Estep, Lloyd Laws, Verlin Hardin, Jerry Lewis, Dick Peters, Bill Thompson, Dr. Vance Shaw, Freeman Taylor, Jackie Garrison, Lynn Estep and members and former members of the Carter 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. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche Cochran

   Mrs. Blanche Cochran, 87, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Hampton, died Monday, February 5, 2001, at the Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
  

Jerry J. Ingram

   Jerry Joseph James Ingram, newborn son of Jerry Lynn Ingram Jr. and Shelly Bickerstaff, 1706 Orlando Drive, Johnson City, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandmother, Sylvia Barham, Greeneville; his maternal grandfather, James Bickerstaff, of Kansas; his paternal grandmother, Carolyn Bowers, Johnson City; his paternal grandfather, Jerry Ingram Sr., Roan Mountain; two sisters, Renee Ingram and Kitana Ingram, both of the home; his great-grandparents, Jim and Olive Bickerstaff, of Kansas; and his great-grandmother, Louise McKinney, Johnson City. Three aunts and two uncles also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   INGRAM -- Graveside services for Jerry Joseph James Ingram, newborn son of Jerry Lynn Ingram Jr. and Shelly Bickerstaff, 1706 Orlando Drive, Johnson City, who died Sunday, February 4, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, in the Center View Cemetery, Elizabethton, with Mr. David Irick officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 until 3:15 p.m. Wednesday before going to the cemetery. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

  

February 5, 2001

Selma N. Curtis

   Mrs. Selma Nave Curtis, 71, 1118 Happy Valley Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Curtis was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Shelby and Hazel Holly Nave. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert "Bo" Nave.
   Mrs. Curtis was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was retired from the Shipping Department of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include her husband, Bill Curtis, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and John Elrod, Elizabethton; a grandson, William Curtis Armstrong, Elizabethton; and a sister, Betty Oliver, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   CURTIS -- Graveside services for Mrs. Selma Nave Curtis, 71, 1118 Happy Valley Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 3, 2001, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Darrell Holly and Mr. S. Joe Taylor officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. William Armstrong, Roy McKinney and Paul Myers. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 1118 Happy Valley Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

John D. Ellis

   GRAY -- John Daniel Ellis, 84, 739 Free Hill Road, Gray, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Ellis was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late James Cloyd and Charlsie Arlone Harper Ellis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Mae Oaks Ellis, June 17, 1995; a brother, James P. Ellis; a sister, Mabel A. Nolen; and a son-in-law, Robert Ledford Sr.
   Mr. Ellis retired from the C.E. Division of Eastman Kodak Company, Kingsport, in 1981 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Harrison Christian Church, Johnson City, where he was an Elder and former Sunday School Teacher. He was an Ordained Minister of the Christian Church.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Monroe and Judy Cash Ellis, Gray, and David and Elaine Lacy Ellis, Johnson City; two daughters and one son-in-law, Betty E. Ledford, Erwin, and Clydene E. and Chuck Rostofer, Piney Flats; six grandsons and two granddaughters-in-law, Anthony and Susie Rhyan McInturff, Johnson City, Kevin Ellis, Gray, John and Angela Helbert McInturff, Chuckey, Robert Ledford, Erwin, Lance Ellis, Johnson City, and Brett Ellis, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four granddaughters and two grandsons-in-law, Robin and Rodney Bohin, Kingsport, Bobbie Ledford, Erwin, Martha Ledford and Kristie and Will Edwards, all of Kingsport; two great-grandsons, Andrew Back, Erwin, and Benjamin McInturff, Chuckey; seven great-granddaughters, Chelsea McInturff and Heather McInturff, both of Johnson City, Victoria Ledford, Erwin, Natalie Bohin, Olivia Ledford and Jessica Edwards, all of Kingsport, and Madeline McInturff, Chuckey; and two sisters-in-law, Willie Shell, Roan Mountain, and Helen Ellis, St. Petersburg, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ELLIS -- Funeral services for John Daniel Ellis, 84, 739 Free Hill Road, Gray, who died Sunday, February 4, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, February 5, at Harrison Christian Church, 2517 Browns Mill Road, Johnson City, with Mr. Lamar Garrison and Mr. Don Merryman, ministers, officiating. Music will be provided by Roy Hampton, Phoebe-Jo Garrison and Judy Ellis. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Blountville. Honorary pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church by 7:30 p.m. Monday, will be the Elders of Harrison Christian Church. The family, friends, ministers and honorary pallbearers may gather at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. Mr. Ellis will be placed in the church by 4 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church and other times at the residence of a son, Monroe Ellis, 1225 Old Gray Station Road, Gray. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison Christian Church, 2517 Browns Mill Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

February 4, 2001

Judy E. Britt

   Judy Edens Britt, 58, 2246 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at her residence.
   Ms. Britt was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John H. and Flora Elmer Edens.
   Ms. Britt was a member of the Fountain of Life Bible Church and was a production specialist at Siemen's.
   Survivors include a son, Daniel Britt, Johnson City; two daughters, Julie Britt Roberts and Amie Britt Kyte, both of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Taylor Kyte and Grace Roberts, both of Elizabethton; a sister, Norma Edens Rowlette, Nokesville, Va.; and two brothers, Richard Edens, Johnson City, and Roy Edens, Greeneville. Several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BRITT -- Funeral services for Judy Edens Britt, 58, 2246 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 3, 2001, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Victor C. Young officiating and Eulogy by Jamey Roberts. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Sherry Hutchins. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jamey Roberts, David Kyte, Rusty Edens, Paul Harris, Gary Crisp, Farrell Hutchins, Harold McEwen, Jim Rowlette and Steve McEwen. Honorary pallbearers will be Velmer Rock, Bobby Bowling, Scott Edens, Michael Edens, Chris Rowlette, Philip Rowlette, Jimmy Towle, Brian Towle, Craig Towle, Chris Morrison, Vanner Moore and Bill Hampton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Julie Britt Roberts, 402 S. Main Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Fountain of Life Bible Church "Building Fund," 118 Julie Lane, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Helen E. Kelly

   Helen Ellis Kelly, 80, 1603 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Kelly was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Fred and Hattie Carroll Ellis. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, James Howard Sheffield, in 1973, her second husband, Melville Kelly, in 1988, a sister, Margaret Ragan, and a brother, Ed Ellis.
   Mrs. Kelly retired from Carter County Memorial Hospital as a nurse following 20 years of service. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include a daughter, Anna Sheffield Deal, Elizabethton; two sons, Timothy James Sheffield, Richmond, Va., and Thomas Howard Sheffield, West Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Hildred Hardin, Cleveland; and three grandchildren, Allyson Honeycutt Miller, Brett Alastair Honeycutt and Scott Kerns Sheffield.
   The family attended private memorial services on Friday, February 2.
   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, was in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley

Maggie P. Peters

   Mrs. Maggie Pearl "Bets" Peters, 92, 349 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Peters was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Mike and Lucy Buckles Peters. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Buster Peters, January 31, 1985, a son, Jack Peters, and by 10 brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Peters had hosted the Peters Hollow Egg Fight at Easter for many years. She was a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lucy and Kenneth Shankle, Elizabethton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Clifford and Dessie Peters, Norman and Patsy Peters and Buford and Sherry Peters, all of Elizabethton; a daughter-in-law, Marsha Peters, LeClaire, Iowa; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Bernalda Peters, Ruth Jones, Ida Peters and Ruth McKenzie; and several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Lucille "Bo" Taylor.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PETERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Pearl "Bets" Peters, 92, 349 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, February 2, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Danny Simerly and the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Dennis Laws and Drew Shankle provided the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 4, in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, will be Randy Kirks, Mike Sturgill, Chris Schuettler, Todd Lowe, Gale Colbaugh and Lloyd Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Bremer and the Staff of the 3rd Floor of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Housecall Hospice and all her friends and neighbors. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Peters to the Blevins Cemetery Association, c/o Sofia Wilson, 237 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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.

Jane A. Silver

   Jane A. "Granny" Silver, 90, 135 Carrville Avenue, Johnson City, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Silver was a native of Carter County where she had lived most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Elijah and Sarah Cole Arnett and was also preceded in death by her husband, Harley Silver, in 1978, three daughters, Edna Silver, Bernice Silver and Marie Silver, a son, Earl Silver, and by four brothers and six sisters.
   Mrs. Silver was a homemaker. She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and attended Boone Trail Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three sons, Glenn Silver, Johnson City, Allen Silver, Morristown, and Harley Silver II, Knoxville, and four daughters, Hattie Ferrell, Robertsdale, Ala., Jean Colbaugh, of the home, Dean Ramsey and Helen McQueen, both of Johnson City. Thirteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SILVER -- Funeral services for Jane A. "Granny" Silver, 90, 135 Carrville Avenue, Johnson City, who died Saturday, February 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 5, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Ira Cunningham and Dr. Allen Davis officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Friends attending this service are invited to meet the family at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Dr. Jason Hatjioannou will be honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Zella Taylor

   Zella Taylor, 85, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of Village East Apartments, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Miss Taylor was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William and Amanda Moreland Taylor. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Tyler, Dewey, Lee and Everett Taylor, and two sisters, Goldie Taylor and Slina Lipps.
   Miss Taylor was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. She was a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Zella Taylor, 85, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of Village East Apartments, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 4, at the Stoney Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Estep, Dr. Kenneth Jordan and the Rev. Bill Taylor officiating. Gene Church, soloist, The Hardin Brothers Quartet and Mrs. Norene Allen, organist, will be in charge of music. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stoney Creek Baptist Church. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 2, 2001

Robert A. Paris

  ROSWELL, Ga. -- Robert A. Paris, 95, of Roswell, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001.
  Mr. Paris graduated from the University of Tennessee, and was a licensed electrical engineer. He was employed at the Bemberg Plant (Elizabethton, Tenn.) for over 30 years and then by Robert & Co. Associates (Atlanta, Ga.) until his retirement.
  Mr. Paris was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, and by four brothers and a sister.
  Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Ann and LeRoy Fuss, Roswell, and Jane Paris, Raleigh, N.C., and a son and daughter-in-law, James and Barbara Paris, Raleigh, N.C. Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
  Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, Ga., (770) 993-4811, is in charge of arrangements.

  PARIS -- A funeral mass for Robert A. Paris, 95, of Roswell, Ga., who died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2001, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Alpharetta, Ga. Interment will follow in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Food For The Poor, Inc., 550 SW 12th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33442 (954-427-2222). The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, Ga., (770) 993-4811, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy A. Radford

  Mrs. Dorothy A. Radford, 78, 1386 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Radford was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Floyd and Pearl Holtsclaw Culler. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roger E. Radford, August 31, 2000, a son, Allen Radford, and by four sisters and three brothers.
  Mrs. Radford was retired from Mary's Salads in Johnson City. She was a member of Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church and also the Women's Aid.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Bob Lipford, Elizabethton; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Jane Radford, Elizabethton, Roger Darrell and Gloria Radford, Charlotte, N.C., and Janet Radford, Vale, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Tonya Jeffers, Jeff Lipford, Shane Radford and Karen Radford, all of Elizabethton, Eugene Radford, Gray, Melissa Reynolds, Macon, Ga., and Tim Roberts, Bristol; four great-grandchildren, Travis Jeffers, and Weston Jeffers, both of Elizabethton, Elizabeth Radford, Gray, and Brian Reynolds, Macon, Ga.; two sisters, Ruth Morton and Annalee White, both of Elizabethton; and three brothers, Bill Culler, Hampton, Ray Culler, Elizabethton, and Floyd Culler Jr., Pensacola, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  RADFORD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy A. Radford, 78, 1386 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 2, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Roy Whitson and the Rev. Allen Simerly officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Carr Family. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons and nephews. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, February 3, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1386 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Zella Taylor

  Zella Taylor, 85, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of Village East Apartments, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Dewey L. Whaley

  Dewey L. Whaley, 80, 103 Starlight Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at his residence.
  Mr. Whaley was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Henry and Clydia Timbs Whaley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Couch Whaley, September 19, 1999, and four brothers, Ellie, Leonard, Glen and Ed Whaley.
  Mr. Whaley was a retired pipe fitter with Bristol Metals. He had taught Sunday School for the past 50 years, having perfect attendance for the past 35 years, and was presently teaching the Bethany Class of Hunter First Baptist Church where he was also an ordained deacon. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Union Local 538 and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.
  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, D.L. and Martha Whaley and Delmar and Carol Whaley, all of Elizabethton; one half-sister, Bertie Whaley of North Carolina; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Burnette Hathaway, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  WHALEY -- Funeral services for Dewey L. Whaley, 80, 103 Starlight Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 1, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, February 2, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Burl Garland and the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Patty Hodge and Kenneth Miller, soloists, and Mrs. Sue Bowes, organist. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. James R. Couch and the Rev. H.C. Couch officiating. Active pallbearers will be Scott Whaley, Melvin Cole, Jack Wilson, Lawrence "Beardy" Holly, Lawrence Hodge, David Whaley, Dewey Whaley III, Luther Oliver, Cecil Eggers and John Garland. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Earl Berry, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, men of Hunter First Baptist Church and members of the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Union Local 538. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the Believer's Family Church, 190 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or to the Building Fund of Hunter First Baptist Church, 693 Highway 91, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

February 1, 2001

Charles L. Fletcher


   Charles Landon Fletcher, 84, 705 N. Pine Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   Mr. Fletcher was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James G. and Sarah Lowe Fletcher. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Fletcher, November 15, 1996.
   Mr. Fletcher had lived in Carter County for a number of years. He was a retired farmer and was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include a daughter, Joy L. Hardin, of the home; a son, Charles R. Fletcher, Limestone; two stepdaughters, Rose Horton, Elizabethton, and Roxie Witt, Cedar Bluff, Va.; and a brother, Don Fletcher, Shady Valley. Eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FLETCHER -- Funeral services for Charles Landon Fletcher, 84, 705 N. Pine Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 1, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Danny Simerly and the Rev. Terry Abel officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 2, in the Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday, will be George Jones, Ed Gentry, Horace Jones, Eddie Richardson, Roy Laws and Donnie Fletcher. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Carrick T. Johnson

   Carrick T. Johnson, 87, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, formerly of 409 Hwy. 143, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Johnson was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James and Susan Smith Johnson.
   Mr. Johnson was of the Church of God Faith and was a retired dozer operator for the Carter County Road Department.
   Survivors include his wife, Nyoka Bowers Johnson, of the home; three daughters, Ruby Whitehead, Judy Lacey and Jody Smith, all of Roan Mountain; a son, Rhudy Johnson, Elizabethton; two sisters, Alice Johnson, Roan Mountain, and Bonnie Hill, Johnson City; and three stepsons, Tracey Reed and Robert Reed, both of Roan Mountain, and Casey Reed, Elizabethton. Thirteen grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, four stepgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Carrick T. Johnson, 87, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, formerly of 409 Hwy. 143, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Delaney Berry and the Rev. Jerry McCoury officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in the Crabtree Community. Active pallbearers will be Delaney Scalf, Scottie Scalf, Darrell Lacey, Darren Lacey, Roger Whitehead and Clifford Whitehead. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow employees of the Carter County Road Department and the nursing staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 409 Hwy. 143, Roan Mountain, or at the residence of a daughter, Jody Smith, 353 Ingram Branch Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Dorothy Radford

   Dorothy Radford, 78, 1386 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Wanda K. Street

   Wanda K. Street, 72, 705 Nathaniel Court, Johnson City, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Street was a native of Roane County and had lived in Washington County most of her life. She was a daughter of the late William H. and Anna McKinney Crabtree and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Street, in 1986.
   Mrs. Street had worked as a floral designer. She was a member of New Victory Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Delores Clanton, Johnson City, and Jimmie Cardwell, Elizabethton; a son, Danny William Keplinger, Erwin; and four sisters, Mildred Mosley and Billie Woodruff, both of Elizabethton, Ann Clark, Pottsboro, Texas, and Kitty Pope, Talbott. Eight grandchildren, six 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.
  
   STREET -- Graveside services for Wanda K. Street, 72, 705 Nathaniel Court, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, February 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Basil Jones officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from friends and family. For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Street, Suite 2, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, Tenn. 37215. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday before going in procession to the cemetery. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Richard Townsend

   Richard "Rick" Townsend, 43, 1122 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, in Piney Flats.
   Mr. Townsend was a native of Carter County and a son of Ella Mae Townsend, Hampton, and the late Warren G. Townsend.
   Mr. Townsend was employed as a truck driver for Pittman Trucking Company, Newland, N.C. He was a member of Rittertown Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, B.J. Townsend, Kingsport; a brother, Johnny Nave, Elizabethton; five sisters, Brenda Townsend, Hampton, Sherry Carriger, Elizabethton, Rose Mary Williams, Kingsport, Nancy Bridgeman, Johnson City, and Georgia Patterson, Houston, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Randy Wilson.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TOWNSEND -- Memorial services for Richard "Rick" Townsend, 43, 1122 Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, February 2, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bud Malone officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Brenda and Ella Mae Townsend, 1122 Rittertown Road, Hampton. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Townsend to the Carter County Humane Society, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Robert K. Wilson

   Robert K. Wilson, 79, 254 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Mr. Wilson was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Sol and Sarah Hayes Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Vernon McCoy Wilson.
   Mr. Wilson was a retired employee of Beaunit Fibers after 38 years of service. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, having served in the Military Police. He was of the Christian Faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Lora Evelyn Hardin Wilson; a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Judy Wilson, Elizabethton; eight brothers and seven sisters-in-law, Mike and Ruby Wilson, Lonnie and Pearl Wilson, Ernest and Hazel Wilson, Ralph and Lee Wilson, Grady and Sofia Wilson, Conway and Ruth Wilson, Edward and Lillian Wilson and Arlie "Skip" Wilson, all of Elizabethton; three sisters, Ina Wilson Ward and Lizzie Wilson Mercer, both of Texas, and Carolyn Wilson Milam, Johnson City; a sister-in-law, Marie Carden Wilson; and two special grandchildren, George and Nathan Shoun. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILSON -- Graveside services for Robert K. Wilson, 79, 254 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 2, in the Blevins Cemetery with his nephews, The Rev. Dennis Wilson and the Rev. Roy Wilson, officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be his family, friends and neighbors. A special "Thank You" to the staff and residents of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Wilson to the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Packy Fair, 114 Herbert Taylor Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644 or the Blevins Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Sofia Wilson, 237 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Friends may call at the funeral home or at the residence at any time. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.