March 14, 2001

Imogene P. Hollifield

  Imogene Potter Hollifield, 69, 104 Steeple Circle Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Hollifield was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Ezekiel and Hassie Winters Potter. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Potter Peters.
  Mrs. Hollifield was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Johnson City, and a member of the Relief Society of the church.
  Survivors include her husband, Spurgeon Hollifield, of the home; a son, Kyle Hollifield, Delray Beach, Fla.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debbie Hollifield Hurt, Johnson City, and Diane Hollifield Cupp and Bob Cupp, Johnson City; four grandchildren, Nikki Norris, Marci Hollifield, Tessa Hurt and Dustin Cupp; a great-granddaughter, Emily Norris; four sisters, Lois Vargo, Alberta, Ala., Marbeth Michael, Mountain City, Vivian Griner, Elizabethton, and Faye Woodard, Mountain City; and three brothers, Parris Potter, Eugene, Ore., Ray Potter, Mountain City, and Ralph Potter, Roan Mountain. Several nieces, nephews, 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

  HOLLIFIELD -- Funeral services for Imogene Potter Hollifield, 69, 104 Steeple Circle Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, March 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Bishop Bob Hood, Speaker Charlie Potter, Speaker Terry Henderson and Speaker David Carver officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Harvey Family and the choir of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Potter Family Cemetery, Buck Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Mike Norris, Greg Woodard, Roger Hollifield, Vernon Carpenter, Ted Fields and Larry Potter. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Cupp, Lonnie Greer, the Relief Society and all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ron Huskins, Ronnie Leonard, Gary Birchfield, Ed Lovelace, Alan Hughes, Earl Mitchell, George Trent, Sid Davidson, Howard Matherly, William B. Green Jr., Paul Burleson, Elzie and Ruby Caraway, Montie Hill, Skip and Lois Scalf, Thurman and Lynn Adams, Dr. Tony Haley, Dr. David Fenner and brothers-in-law. Everyone will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 104 Steeple Circle Road, Johnson City, at any time, (423) 926-0936. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 211 Mayflower Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Betty J. Isaacs

  Betty Jo Isaacs, 2340 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at the residence of her sister and brother-in-law, Eunice and Carl Estep, 1012 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton.
  Miss Isaacs was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Fred and Roxie Reece Isaacs. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Isaacs.
  Miss Isaacs had lived in Carter County for a number of years. She was employed at East Tennessee Undergarment Factory for 43 years and had served as a Pink Lady at the former Carter County Memorial Hospital for a number of years. She was a member of Siam Baptist Church.
  Survivors, in addition to her sister, include a brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Jane Isaacs, Elizabethton; two nieces, Sue Tinker, Hampton, and Kathy Ensor, Elizabethton; and two nephews, Richard Isaacs, Elizabethton, and Dean Estep, Kingsport. Five great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  ISAACS -- Funeral services for Betty Jo Isaacs, 2340 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Billy Anderson will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, in the Nave Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday, will be Keith Tinker, Pete Ensor, Dean Estep, Richard Isaacs, Mark Estep, Billy Anderson, Andy Hood and J.D. Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Collins, Milt Fair, Ed Strickland and members of the Siam Baptist Church. A special "Thank You" to Kay Arnold and Staff of the Medical Center Home Care Services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her sister and brother-in-law, Eunice and Carl Estep, 1012 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Miss Isaacs to the American Cancer Society c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine Ogg

  Catherine Ogg, 43, 613 Regency Lane, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 14, 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

March 13, 2001

Stanley A. Bowers

   Stanley Allen Bowers, 58, 115 Pearl Bowers Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Bowers was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the son of the late Hicks and Pearl Wilson Bowers.
   Mr. Bowers was a member of Blue Springs Christian Church and was employed as a truck driver for Summers-Taylor Inc., for 35 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Vietnam where he was wounded, having received the Purple Heart.
   Survivors include his wife, Wanda Bowers, of the home; three sisters and three brothers-in-law, Maude and Bedford Netherton and Dorothy and Alvin Beard, all of Franklin, and Gaylene and Steve Woodby, Hampton; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Eugene and Betty Bowers, Johnson City, Fane Bowers, Ernest and Gwen Bowers and Sherill and Judy Bowers, all of Elizabethton; his mother-in-law, Maude Stansberry, Elizabethton; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Arthur and Evelyn Turbyfill, Elizabethton; several special nieces, nephews and cousins; and two special friends, Francis Taylor and Joel Crisp.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Stanley Allen Bowers, 58, 115 Pearl Bowers Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with the Lord Sunday afternoon, March 11, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Richard Thomason, Mr. Ernie Depew and Mr. Mack Bennett, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joel Crisp, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Bowers Cemetery with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Mack Collins, Stanley D. Bowers, Harley Carden, Wade Woods, Ford Julian, Clyde Ketterman, Joel Crisp and Bill Swift. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Julian, Arthur Turbyfill, men of Summers-Taylor Inc. Truck Lot and men of Blue Springs Christian Church. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 115 Pearl Bowers Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

John A. Byrd

   GREER, S.C. -- John Alfred Byrd, 77, 301 Bailey Road, Greer, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
   Mr. Byrd was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and a son of the late John Lewis and Celma Pauline Byrd. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Byrd.
   Mr. Byrd was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greer and was a retired employee of Bi-Lo. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.
   Survivors include his wife, Yong Ae Byrd, of the home; two daughters, Dorothy Hutto, Aiken, and Faye Honeycutt, Hampton, Tenn.; two brothers, Frank Byrd, Johnson City, Tenn., and George Byrd, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and a sister, Nora Bowers, Johnson City, Tenn. Four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services and interment were held Tuesday, March 13, in Greer.
   Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Upstate Counties Upstate Chapter, 310 B. Bennett Center Drive, Greer, S.C. 29651.
   The Wood Mortuary, Inc., 300 W. Poinsett Street, Greer, was in charge of arrangements.

Imogene P. Hollifield

   Imogene Potter Hollifield, 69, 104 Steeple Circle Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Hollifield was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Ezekiel and Hassie Winters Potter. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Potter Peters.
   Mrs. Hollifield was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Johnson City, and a member of the Relief Society of the church.
   Survivors include her husband, Spurgeon Hollifield, of the home; a son, Kyle Hollifield, Delray Beach, Fla.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debbie Hollifield Hurt, Johnson City, and Diane Hollifield Cupp and Bob Cupp, Johnson City; four grandchildren, Nikki Norris, Marci Hollifield, Tessa Hurt and Dustin Cupp; a great-granddaughter, Emily Norris; four sisters, Lois Vargo, Alberta, Ala., Marbeth Michael, Mountain City, Vivian Griner, Elizabethton, and Faye Woodard, Mountain City; and three brothers, Parris Potter, Eugene, Ore., Ray Potter, Mountain City, and Ralph Potter, Roan Mountain. Several nieces, nephews, 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
  
   HOLLIFIELD -- Funeral services for Imogene Potter Hollifield, 69, 104 Steeple Circle Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, March 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Bishop Bob Hood, Speaker Charlie Potter, Speaker Terry Henderson and Speaker David Carver officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Harvey Family and the choir of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Potter Family Cemetery, Buck Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Mike Norris, Greg Woodard, Roger Hollifield, Vernon Carpenter, Ted Fields and Larry Potter. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Cupp, Lonnie Greer, the Relief Society and all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ron Huskins, Ronnie Leonard, Gary Birchfield, Ed Lovelace, Alan Hughes, Earl Mitchell, George Trent, Sid Davidson, Howard Matherly, William B. Green Jr., Paul Burleson, Elzie and Ruby Caraway, Montie Hill, Skip and Lois Scalf, Thurman and Lynn Adams, Dr. Tony Haley, Dr. David Fenner and brothers-in-law. Everyone will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 104 Steeple Circle Road, Johnson City, at any time, (423) 926-0936. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 211 Mayflower Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

March 12, 2001

Stanley Bowers

   Stanley Bowers, 58, 115 Pearl Bowers Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, March 11, 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

Jean Hollifield

   Mrs. Jean Hollifield, 104 Steep Creek Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, March 11, 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

March 11, 2001

James H. Blackburn

   James Howard Blackburn, 67, 237 Moreland Drive, Butler, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at his residence.
   A Johnson County native, he was a son of the late Brownlow Blackburn and Mary Greer Blackburn Collins.
   He was a retired farmer. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include six sisters, Crathie Proffitt, Chesapeake, Va.; Hazel Carty, Meadowview, Va.; Anna Lee Day and Christine Harmon, both of Elizabethton; Lexie Blackburn, Johnson City; and Georgia Greer, of the home; two brothers, Carl Blackburn and W.A. Blackburn, both of Butler; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BLACKBURN -- Funeral services for James Howard Blackburn, 67, 237 Moreland Drive, Butler, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Herbert Greer officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fletcher Cemetery, Butler. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and Friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eliza W. Estep

   Mrs. Eliza White Estep, 81, 146 Estep Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 9, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A Johnson County native, she was a daughter of the late Lowery and Ella Rains White. She had lived most of her life in Carter County. Mrs. Estep was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Roger Estep, Jan. 16, 1995, by a grandson, four brothers and three sisters.
   She was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte Jean and Richard Donnelly and Sue and Bobby Joe Fletcher, all of Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry Wayne and Judy Estep, Elizabethton; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Shoun, Elizabethton; five grandchildren: Eric Fletcher, James Donnelly, Vickie Donnelly, Beth Bare, and Hollie Estep; one great grandson, Richard Sean Donnelly; and several nieces and nephews.Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ESTEP -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza White Estep, 81, 146 Estep Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. J.D. Neely and Eric Heaton officiating. Graveside service and interment will be in the Garland Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Edwin Taylor, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Theron Johnson, Glen White, Eddie Speer, Dallas Williams, Tommy Grindstsaff, the Rev. Richard Estep, Henry Clay White, Kenneth Estep, Jr., Lance Estep and Shannon Estep. Honorary pallbearers will be her special friend, Dr. Robert Allen, Harley Carden, Hazen Street and Richard Lancaster. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James P. Murray Jr.

   James P. "Snuffy" Murray Jr., 43, 1410 Hope Court, Tavarris, Fla., died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Waterman Hospital, Eustis, Fla., following an illness of several months.
   Mr. Murray was a native of Carter County and the son of James P. Murray, Elizabethton, and the late Nola Townsend Murray.
   Mr. Murray was a member of Southside Christian Church and was a plumber.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his step-mother, June Murray, Elizabethton; a son, John C. Murray, Longwood, Fla.; a step-daughter, Jennifer Falcon, Longwood, Fla.; four sisters, Janie Cannon, Shelia Wilson, Lee Murray and Lisa Hyder, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Mack Murray and David Murray, both of Elizabethton; and a special Mom, Erma Dykes, Elizabethton.
   A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Southside Christian Church with Mr. Mike Koruschak and Mr. Willie Church officiating. Charles Dugger and Richard Thomason will be in charge of music. Interment will follow in the Murray Family Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence, 1635 Southside Road, Elizabethton, at any time.
   Courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Eunice T. Stout

   Mrs. Eunice Tester Stout, 78, 472 Dry Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 9, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A Johnson County native, she was a daughter of the late Maston and Arizona Payne Tester. She had lived a number of years in Carter County. Mrs. Stout was preceded in death by her husband, Dana R. Stout, April 11, 1992; by an infant daughter, Janice; a grandson, Travis Eggers; and a brother, James Tester.
   She was a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gary Eggers, Elizabethton; a special sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and R.H. Greenwell, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STOUT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Tester Stout, 78, 472 Dry Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. Richard Estep and H. Brooks Peters and Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grindstaff Cemetery. Amy Moore, Lori Adkins and Dennis Laws will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Monday, will be Glenn Hardin, Lawrence Pierce, Dean Pierce, Dallas Pierce, Chuck Greenwell, Dean Grindstaff, Danny Eggers, Jimmy Eggers, Jerry Eggers, Eddie Joe Eggers, Chris Eggers, Jackson Eggers and Jeff Eggers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Danny Simerly, Dr. John A. Ward, R.H. Greenwell, the adult ladies Sunday school class, Stoney Creek Baptist Church, Home & Hospital Home Health Care, the nurses and staff of 2400 and 3400 wings of Johnson City Medical Center, her nieces and nephews, her church family and friends and neighbors of Dry Hollow, and her special friends, Zola Mae, Edith, Edna, Shirley Verran, Hope Rambo, Stephanie Brown, Paulette Pierce, Loretta Pierce, Flo Grindstaff, Carolyn Crosswhite, Beulah Hardin and Edith Stout. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Stout to the Grindstaff Cemetery Fund, C/O Dean Grindstaff, 115 South Gate Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Capt. W.C. Welch

   Captain W.C. "Bill" Welch, 575 Gulf Stream Trail West, Orange Park, Fla., formerly of Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, in Orange Park following a brief illness.
   Captain Welch was a native of Elizabethton and the son of Sadie Welch, Fort Worth, Texas, and the late R.F. "Pete" Welch, who died in May 1970.
   Captain Welch graduated in 1959 from Elizabethton High School and received his B.S. degree from East Tennessee State University. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He completed his internship at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and obtained his surgical residency at the Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego, Calif.
   Captain Welch retired from the U.S. Navy in June 1997, having served 30 years. While in the Navy he served aboard the nuclear submarine Kamma, homeported in Hawaii, and became a certified submarine officer. He served two tours of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp LeJeune, N.C., and with the Navy Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill. The last nine years of his career was spent as Chief of Surgical Services at the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his former wife, Carolyn Leath Welch, Butler; two sons, William Pete Welch, Orange Park, Fla., and J.T. Welch, Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Sarah Louise Welch, Butler; two brothers, Dr. Bob Welch, Fort Worth, Texas, and Ed Welch, Cary, N.C.; and one aunt, Mrs. Billie Thomas, Johnson City. Two nieces and two nephews also survive.
   A memorial service was conducted at the Naval Hospital Chapel, NAS Jacksonville, on Sunday, March 4. Captain Welch's ashes will be scattered at sea from a U.S. Navy Vessel, according to his wishes.

March 9, 2001

Eliza Estep

   Mrs. Eliza Estep, 81, 146 Estep Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Earle Scruggs

   Earle Scruggs, 82, 1803 Field Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mr. Scruggs was a native of Madisonville, Tenn., and a son of the late Amos and Abbie Croft Scruggs. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Austin Scruggs, in July 1995.
   Mr. Scruggs had lived in Elizabethton since 1948. He was a graduate of Chattanooga College. He came to Elizabethton as a Mechanical Engineer with TVA, and worked at Watauga Dam and several other TVA projects. He was former owner and operator of Scruggs Automotive and Machine Shop and Scruggs Jewelers in Elizabethton.
   Mr. Scruggs had been a member of the Tellico Masonic Lodge #80, in Madisonville, for over 50 years. He had been a 32nd-Degree Scottish Rite Mason for over 50 years and was a York Rite Mason and a member of the Jericho Temple, Kingsport. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and was of the Christian faith.
   Survivors include a very special friend, Roma Jean Deloach; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Robert Denton, Charlotte, N.C., and Charlotte and Randolph Lee, Chattanooga; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas "Tommy" and Blanche Scruggs and Carlton and Billie Scruggs, all of Madisonville, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SCRUGGS -- Funeral services for Earle Scruggs, 82, 1803 Field Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, March 8, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Lindsay officiating. Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 will conduct Masonic Honors following the funeral service. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Florence B. Seward

   Mrs. Florence B. Seward, 82, 4014 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   Mrs. Seward was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Shep and Lelia McNabb McInturff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Seward, in 1958, two brothers, Gaither McInturff and Kenneth McInturff, and a sister, Gertha Street.
   Mrs. Seward retired from the cafeteria of Unicoi Elementary School. She was a lifelong member of Unicoi County Methodist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Randall D. and Gail Seward, Oviedo, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and George Ritchie, Unicoi; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Floyd and Helen McInturff, Unicoi, Chester and Pat McInturff, Seymour, and Naomi McInturff, Unicoi; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mabel Renfro, Virgie Ingram and Hazel and Richard Berry, all of Unicoi, Eva and Ray Davis, Johnson City, and Jessie White, Chuckey; four grandchildren, Mrs. Rob (Ronda R.) Simpson, Unicoi, Mrs. Donnie (Sharon R.) Slagle, Erwin, Josh B. Seward, Tallahassee, Fla., and Jodie A. Seward, Thomaston, Ga.; and two special great-grandchildren, Connor R. Simpson and Clayton J. Simpson, both of Unicoi. 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.
  
   SEWARD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Florence B. Seward, 82, 4014 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Goddard officiating. Music will be provided by Sam Leedy, Shelby Leedy, Jimmie Street and Naomi McInturff. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in the Swingle Cemetery, Unicoi. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at the cemetery by 1:30 p.m. Sunday, will be nephews: Ray McInturff, Jack Jones, Johnny Jones, Harold Street, Dewitt Ingram, Ed Lingerfelt, Wayne Lingerfelt, Terry Kent McInturff, Kevin McInturff, Rocky McInturff, Alan McInturff and Anthony McInturff. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. George (Nancy) Ritchie, 4016 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Swingle Cemetery, c/o Shelby Leedy, 411 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi, TN 37692. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

March 8, 2001

Doris M. Gilbert

   Mrs. Doris McQueen Gilbert, 90, 111 West "F" Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a short illness.
   Mrs. Gilbert was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Andrew Hamilton and Rosa Hopkins McQueen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John C. Gilbert Jr., in 1960, and two brothers, Howard Andrew McQueen and Jack McQueen.
   Mrs. Gilbert was a retired teacher of the Bristol, VA School System. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and George Young, of the home; two grandsons, Andy and Matthew Young, of the home; and two brothers, Rex McQueen, Elizabethton, and Harold McQueen, Knoxville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   GILBERT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Doris McQueen Gilbert, 90, 111 West "F" Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Calvary Baptist Church, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ms. Sally Harris, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Gayle Hood, Andy Young, Matthew Young, Pete Ward, Brandon Ward and Eric Bowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Lester B. Young, Dr. William Bailey, Bill Armstrong and Joe Emmert. The family will receive friends in the vestibule of Calvary Baptist Church following the service. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Missions Program of Calvary Baptist Church, 225 N. Holly Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

March 7, 2001

Curtis Morelock

  Curtis Morelock, 80, 697 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Nursing Home following an extended illness.
  Mr. Morelock was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Noah and Etta Rhoton Morelock. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, two sisters and a brother.
  Mr. Morelock attended Walkers Fork Baptist Church and was retired from AFG Glass Plant as a pipefitter. He was a 32deg. Mason of the Johnson Masonic Lodge #274 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Jericho Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Kingsport, and a life member of the VFW Post #3382, Kingsport. He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
  Survivors include his wife, Ruth Morelock, of the home; a daughter, Gail Morelock, Kingsport; a step-daughter, Shirley Ruth Riddle, Kingsport; a step-son, James Sanders, London, Ky.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Demp Morelock and Hobert Morelock, both of Kingsport; and a sister, Geneva Neal, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  MORELOCK -- Graveside services for Curtis Morelock, 80, 697 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 5, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Broyles officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166 following the service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

James P. Murray Jr.

  James P. "Snuffy" Murray Jr., 43, 1410 Hope Court, Tavarris, Fla., died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Waterman Hospital, Eustis, Fla., following an illness of several months.
  Mr. Murray was a native of Carter County and the son of James P. Murray, Elizabethton, and the late Nola Townsend Murray.
  Mr. Murray was a member of Southside Christian Church and was a plumber.
  Survivors, in addition to his father, include his step-mother, June Murray, Elizabethton; a son, John C. Murray, Longwood, Fla.; a step-daughter, Jennifer Falcon, Longwood, Fla.; four sisters, Janie Cannon, Shelia Wilson, Lee Murray and Lisa Hyder, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Mack Murray and David Murray, both of Elizabethton; and a special Mom, Erma Dykes, Elizabethton.
  A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Southside Christian Church with Mr. Mike Koruschak and Mr. Willie Church officiating. Charles Dugger and Richard Thomason will be in charge of music. Interment will follow in the Murray Family Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence of his father, James P. Murray, 1706 Southside Road, Elizabethton, at any time.
  Courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Omer Pritchard

  Omer Pritchard, 77, 134 Central Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
  Mr. Pritchard was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Happy John and Bessie Hurley Pritchard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Wilson Pritchard, May 5, 1998, a son, Danny Pritchard, February 10, 2001, and by four sisters and a brother.
  Mr. Pritchard attended King Springs Free Will Baptist Church and was a member of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He was retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 55 years of service in the Air Conditioning Department.
  He was a member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM, Scottish Rite 32deg., R.D. Keller Chapter #214, B.E. Wooten Council #119, Carter Commandery #37, Jericho Shrine Temple, North Rite York College, and the Order of the Eastern Star Sycamore Chapter #162.
  Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Charlotte and Robert Isenhour, Charlotte, N.C., Linda Scalf and Faye and Frank Stover, all of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Jean Pritchard, Gray, and Landon and Betty Pritchard, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Jo Ann Pritchard, Elizabethton; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Myrtle and Carl Nichols, Johnson City, and Hazel Shelton, Bristol. Several grandchildren, several 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

  PRITCHARD -- Funeral services for Omer Pritchard, 77, 134 Central Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, March 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Orville P. Stokes and the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Masonic services will be conducted by the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM following the service. Music will be under the direction of Patty Hodge, soloist, and Sue Bowers, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robert Isenhour, Jerry Strange, Jamie West, Jack Buckles, Keith Garland, J.C. Osborne and Wayne Pritchard. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238 F&AM, Dr. Frank Johnson, Charlie Brown, Ralph Fletcher, Ben Edwards, Barry Taylor and Charlie Gardner. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 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 son, Landon Pritchard, 457 Highway 91, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

March 7, 2001

Curtis Morelock

  Curtis Morelock, 80, 697 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Nursing Home following an extended illness.
  Mr. Morelock was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Noah and Etta Rhoton Morelock. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, two sisters and a brother.
  Mr. Morelock attended Walkers Fork Baptist Church and was retired from AFG Glass Plant as a pipefitter. He was a 32deg. Mason of the Johnson Masonic Lodge #274 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Jericho Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Kingsport, and a life member of the VFW Post #3382, Kingsport. He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
  Survivors include his wife, Ruth Morelock, of the home; a daughter, Gail Morelock, Kingsport; a step-daughter, Shirley Ruth Riddle, Kingsport; a step-son, James Sanders, London, Ky.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Demp Morelock and Hobert Morelock, both of Kingsport; and a sister, Geneva Neal, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  MORELOCK -- Graveside services for Curtis Morelock, 80, 697 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 5, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Broyles officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166 following the service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

James P. Murray Jr.

  James P. "Snuffy" Murray Jr., 43, 1410 Hope Court, Tavarris, Fla., died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Waterman Hospital, Eustis, Fla., following an illness of several months.
  Mr. Murray was a native of Carter County and the son of James P. Murray, Elizabethton, and the late Nola Townsend Murray.
  Mr. Murray was a member of Southside Christian Church and was a plumber.
  Survivors, in addition to his father, include his step-mother, June Murray, Elizabethton; a son, John C. Murray, Longwood, Fla.; a step-daughter, Jennifer Falcon, Longwood, Fla.; four sisters, Janie Cannon, Shelia Wilson, Lee Murray and Lisa Hyder, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Mack Murray and David Murray, both of Elizabethton; and a special Mom, Erma Dykes, Elizabethton.
  A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Southside Christian Church with Mr. Mike Koruschak and Mr. Willie Church officiating. Charles Dugger and Richard Thomason will be in charge of music. Interment will follow in the Murray Family Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence of his father, James P. Murray, 1706 Southside Road, Elizabethton, at any time.
  Courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Omer Pritchard

  Omer Pritchard, 77, 134 Central Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
  Mr. Pritchard was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Happy John and Bessie Hurley Pritchard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Wilson Pritchard, May 5, 1998, a son, Danny Pritchard, February 10, 2001, and by four sisters and a brother.
  Mr. Pritchard attended King Springs Free Will Baptist Church and was a member of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He was retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 55 years of service in the Air Conditioning Department.
  He was a member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM, Scottish Rite 32deg., R.D. Keller Chapter #214, B.E. Wooten Council #119, Carter Commandery #37, Jericho Shrine Temple, North Rite York College, and the Order of the Eastern Star Sycamore Chapter #162.
  Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Charlotte and Robert Isenhour, Charlotte, N.C., Linda Scalf and Faye and Frank Stover, all of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Jean Pritchard, Gray, and Landon and Betty Pritchard, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Jo Ann Pritchard, Elizabethton; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Myrtle and Carl Nichols, Johnson City, and Hazel Shelton, Bristol. Several grandchildren, several 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

  PRITCHARD -- Funeral services for Omer Pritchard, 77, 134 Central Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, March 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Orville P. Stokes and the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Masonic services will be conducted by the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM following the service. Music will be under the direction of Patty Hodge, soloist, and Sue Bowers, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robert Isenhour, Jerry Strange, Jamie West, Jack Buckles, Keith Garland, J.C. Osborne and Wayne Pritchard. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238 F&AM, Dr. Frank Johnson, Charlie Brown, Ralph Fletcher, Ben Edwards, Barry Taylor and Charlie Gardner. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 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 son, Landon Pritchard, 457 Highway 91, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

March 6, 2001

Lena M. Bowers

   Lena Mary Bowers, 92, Hidden Meadow Lane, Chuckey, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at the home after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Bowers was born on May 5, 1908, in Cassapolis, Mich., to Earl and Mable Charles. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William McKinley Bowers, who died in 1994, and a brother, Russell Charles.
   Mrs. Bowers was a member of the First Church of God, Greeneville.
   Survivors include two sons and two daughters, Charles McKinley Bowers, Limestone, Mary T. Ramirez, Chuckey, Norma Jean Ayers, Morristown, and William E. Bowers, Mocksville, N.C. Nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.
   Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Lena Mary Bowers, 92, Hidden Meadow Lane, Chuckey, who died Sunday, March 4, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at First Church of God in Greeneville with the Rev. Earrell Sovine officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Monte Vista Burial Park in Johnson City. Mrs. Bowers will lie in state on Tuesday at the First Church of God in Greeneville from 12 noon until 6:30 p.m., at which time the family will receive friends. The family wishes to express appreciation to their friends for their prayers, cards, food and visits during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice, Inc., 1128 Tusculum Blvd., Suite C, Greeneville, TN 37745. Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown, is in charge of arrangements.

Curtis Morelock

   Curtis Morelock, 80, 697 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Nursing Home, Mountain Home.
   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

Omer Pritchard

   Omer Pritchard, 77, 134 Central Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, March 5, 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

March 5, 2001

No Obituaries

March 4, 2001

Anna M. Crowder

   Mrs. Anna May McConnell Crowder, 84, 193 Old Milligan Highway, Bishop Farm, Johnson City, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Crowder was a native of Tulsa, Okla., and had lived in Johnson City since 1957. She was a daughter of the late Rev. James Edgar and Hattie May McCulley McConnell and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Rebecca McConnell and Mary Louise Newcomer, and a brother, James Edgar McConnell Jr.
   Mrs. Crowder earned a B.A. degree from Oklahoma College for Women, and a master's degree from East Tennessee State University. She was a classical musician with a soprano voice and had performed in numerous classical music circles in the area. She was a former soprano with the Atlanta Opera Company.
   Mrs. Crowder was a member of the Wednesday Morning Music Club and a member of the American Red Cross during World War II. She was a retired professor of Humanities at Milligan College. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Spruce Pine, N.C., and attended Downtown Christian Church in Johnson City.
   Survivors include her husband, Dr. Orvel Calhoun Crowder, of the home; a sister, Martha Vinita Ockerman, LaFeria, Texas; and special friends, Anne E. Bishop, of the home, Helene Hardegan Swain, Oklahoma City, Okla., Elsie Marie Hoover, Chickasaw, Okla., Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ralph Botkin and Family, Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. William H. Hendrix and Family of Johnson City.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   CROWDER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Anna May McConnell Crowder, 84, 193 Old Milligan Highway, Bishop Farm, Johnson City, who died Saturday, March 3, 2001, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at the Downtown Christian Church with Dr. Robert R. Botkin and Dr. Jess W. Johnson, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Dr. David C. Runner, organist. Interment will follow in the Milligan College Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be James Allen Bishop, Stephen Howard Lowe, Anthony Mario Farrace, Carl Lee Papa Jr., Byron Smith Bolejack and Hall Wendall Crowder Jr. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. William Speas Boice. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Organ Fund of Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Lucyle M. Hyder

   Mrs. Lucyle McLaughlin Hyder, 86, 150 Escape Mountain Road, Hampton, (Piney Grove Community), died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Hyder was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late William "Bill" and Pearl Hyder McLaughlin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Daunt Hyder, in November 1983, and by three sons and a daughter.
   Mrs. Hyder had lived in Michigan for a number of years before returning to Carter County. She was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Irene Morrell, Concord, Va., and Jean Caroll, North Augusta, S.C.; seven sons, Kyle Hyder, Hampton, Bill Hyder, Elizabethton, Dan Hyder, Johnson City, Mack Hyder, Perry Hyder and Keith Hyder, all of Flint, Mich., and Allen Hyder; a brother, Donald McLaughlin, Flint, Mich.; three sisters, Fern Funkhouse, Mary Nell McLaughlin and June McLaughlin, all of Baltimore, Md.; 50 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Joe Willis, Hampton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HYDER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lucyle McLaughlin Hyder, 86, 150 Escape Mountain Road, Hampton, (Piney Grove Community), who died Thursday, March 1, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. W.C. Amos officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, in the Hyder Cemetery (Piney Grove Community). Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Kyle Hyder, 150 Escape Mountain Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Roy Lance

   Roy Lance, 75, 3336 Highway 107, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Mr. Lance was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Rube and Lula Cody Lance. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
   Mr. Lance retired from the United States Forestry Service after 28 years of service. He was a World War II Army Veteran and a former Prisoner of War. He was a member of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge #681 F&AM and was of the Southern Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James Daniel and Karen Lance and Randy and Linda Lance, all of Unicoi; a daughter and son-in-law, Scottie and Robert Hoffman, Unicoi; a brother, Elmer Lance, Erwin; and two sisters, Thelma Wilcox and Helen Griffith, both of Erwin. Three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LANCE -- Funeral services for Roy Lance, 75, 3336 Highway 107, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, were held at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with Ted Masters, minister, and the Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. Music was provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Full military graveside rites will be rendered by the Kingsport VFW Post #3382, with Kayla Harris, bugler. Mr. Lance's former co-workers from the United States Forestry Service will serve as honorary pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Monday. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Kenneth P. Lewis Sr.

   Kenneth Pearl Lewis Sr., 84, 111 Hazelwood Hollow Road, Hampton, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Lewis was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Pearl and Annie Carden Lewis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ressie Hazelwood Lewis; two sons, Kenneth Pearl Lewis Jr. and Robert Wayne Lewis; a granddaughter, Celia Ann Campbell; and an infant daughter, Gaynell Lewis.
   Mr. Lewis was a member of the Union Baptist Church and a retired employee of Raytheon Corporation. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #750 F&AM and a World War II Decorated Veteran, having serve in the U.S. Navy.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Renee Lewis, Hampton, and Kyle and Diane Lewis, Elizabethton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Ralph Pierce and Sandra and Charlie Isakson, all of Hampton, and Mary and Harold Parrish, Babson Park, Fla.; ten granddaughters; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Lewis and Melvin Lewis, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Beulah Lewis, Hampton, Georgia Shoun, Elizabethton, and Lena Lawson, of Indiana; a lifelong friend, Bill Campbell, Hampton; and two sisters-in-law, Vivien Lewis, Elizabethton, and Margie Lewis, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   LEWIS -- Funeral services for Kenneth Pearl Lewis Sr., 84, 111 Hazelwood Hollow Road, Hampton, who died Friday, March 2, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell and the Rev. Mickey Beal officiating. Music will be under the direction of Linda Ramsey, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Union Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Glenn Campbell, Jeffrey Holtsclaw, Bob Lewis Jr., Charlie Isakson, Jerry Heaton, Randy Payne, Bill Austin, Terry Montgomery and Dean Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Staff of the VA Extended Care Facility and Nurses and Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 111 Hazelwood Hollow Road, Hampton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Jack D. Marley

   Jack Dean Marley, 63, 118 Stevens Circle, Hampton, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Marley was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Ada Goodwin Marley. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne Goodwin and Edward Marley.
   Mr. Marley had lived in Carter County for a number of years. He was a carpenter and was a Jehovah Witness.
   Survivors include his wife, Sue Stout Marley; two daughters, Vickie Winter and Karen Marley, both of Elizabethton; two sons, William Marley and Michael Marley, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Ruby Matherly and Virginia Marley, both of Elizabethton, and Hazel Matherly, Butler; five grandchildren, Brandon, Cody, Amanda, Zachary and Adam; and four special friends, Leroy Miller, Robert Stout, Dean Stevens and Robert Cable.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MARLEY -- Funeral services for Jack Dean Marley, 63, 118 Stevens Circle, Hampton, who died Friday, March 2, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Brother John Rist officiating. Interment will be in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Bobby Winters, Eddie Mobley Jr., Ernie Campbell, Gary Coontz, Dean Stevens and Kenny Miller. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Lillian F. Mays

   CONOVER, N.C. -- Lillian Faye Bunton Mays, 65, 920 2nd Avenue S.E., Conover, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at her residence.
   Born June 24, 1935 in Avery County, she was the daughter of Hester Calhoun Bunton, Granite Falls, and the late Robert F. Bunton.
   Mrs. Mays was a member of Deliverance Hall Church of Jesus Christ and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Russell Joe Mays, of the home; her mother, Hester Calhoun Bunton, Granite Falls; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Bobby Pritchard, Conover; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie F. and Linda Mays, Elizabethton, Tenn., Jeffrey L. and Kim Mays and R. Wayne and Joy Mays, all of Conover; four sisters, Dorothy Frye, Jean Frye and Linda Wartko, all of Granite Falls, and Gladys Kibort, Cleveland, Ohio; and a brother, Ronald F. Bunton, Conover. Nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
   The Mays Family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Conover, (828) 464-3031.
  
   MAYS -- Funeral services for Lillian Faye Bunton Mays, 65, 920 2nd Avenue S.E., Conover, N.C., who died Friday, March 2, 2001, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the Drum Funeral Home Chapel in Conover with Bishop Wade Danner officiating. Interment will be at Conover City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Bunton Jr., Robbie McCall, John Hughes, Dwayne Frye, Stanley Shell, Kenny Wartko and David Reynolds. The family received friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658. The Mays Family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Conover.
  

Ivadean E. Rutter

   Mrs. Ivadean Estep Rutter, 81, 2626 Highway 91, Shady Valley, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Rutter was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Sam and Eliza Richardson Estep. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ciscero Lee Rutter, February 13, 1994, a son, Lester Rutter, and by three brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Rutter had lived in Shady Valley for a number of years. She was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include four sons, Herbert Rutter, Mountain City, Sam Rutter and David Rutter, both of Shady Valley, and Larry Rutter, of the home; six daughters, Margaret Manuel, Lois Roark and Phyllis Shepherd, all of Mountain City, Shelby Hodge and Glenda Shepherd, both of Shady Valley, and Betty Henson, Gray; two sisters, Onnie Mae Richardson, Elizabethton, and Leone Grindstaff, Lenoir City; and a brother, Carson Estep, Johnson City. Twenty-four grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RUTTER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ivadean Estep Rutter, 81, 2626 Highway 91, Shady Valley, who died Friday, March 2, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Brokeing and the Rev. Sonny Thomas officiating. Music will be provided by The Narrow Road. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Richardson Cemetery (Stoney Creek). Pallbearers will be grandsons. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Patty R. Smith

   Patty R. Smith, 49, of Morristown, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at her home.
   She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Smith Jr., her stepfather, Elmer Conklin, and an uncle, Ken Donaldson.
   Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Nichols; her mother, Mary Conklin; sisters, Kathy Ross and Laurie Spurling, Linda and Sam Moffitt, Paula Driver and Dwight Winstead, Susan Baylor, Carol Hernandez and Mary McConchie; brothers, Rex McConchie, Eddie McConchie, Mike McConchie and Kim Lawless and John McConchie; and two grandchildren, Beau and Krista Aubrey. One niece and five nephews also survive.
   Mayes Mortuary, 444 West Main Street, Morristown, (423) 586-3211, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SMITH -- A memorial service for Patty R. Smith, 49, of Morristown, who died Friday, March 2, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the chapel of Mayes Mortuary with the Rev. Paul Lamb officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m., prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the American Pancreatic Cancer Society. Mayes Mortuary, 444 West Main Street, Morristown, (423) 586-3211, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Georgia H. Ward

   Georgia H. Ward, 88, 2208 Crackers Neck Road, Mountain City, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Ward was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Marion Frances and Nealie Ella Mae Mains Hawkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wilson Ward.
   Mrs. Ward was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jackie and Nina Ward, Mountain City; a brother, Wiley Franklin Hawkins, Mountain City; two grandsons, Desi Ward, Mountain City, and Mark Ward, Johnson City; and a granddaughter, Angela Little, Elizabethton. Four great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew also survive.
   Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Percy-Hux
  
   WARD -- Funeral services for Georgia H. Ward, 88, 2208 Crackers Neck Road, Mountain City, who died Friday, March 2, 2001, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, from the Percy-Hux Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Norman officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mike Austin, Jody Hawkins, Pat Conville and the deacons of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Wilson, Joe Hawkins, Barton Hawkins and Dr. Donald Walters. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, Tenn. 37683. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 2208 Crackers Neck Road, Mountain City, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at percyhux@preferred. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Percy-Hux

March 2, 2001

Joyce Hendrix

  Miss Joyce Hendrix, 63, 2255 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
  Miss Hendrix was a native of Greenville, S.C., but had resided in Carter County for most of her life. She was the daughter of Aleta Smalling Hendrix, of the home, and the late Leon W. Hendrix. She was also preceded in death by two nephews, Todd McKeehan and an Infant Orr.
  Miss Hendrix was the retired Officer Manager of Campbell, Inc. Auto Dealership in Bristol. She was a member of Central Church of Christ.
  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry L. and Eileen Hendrix, Johnson City, and Wayne and Lisa Hendrix, Richmond, Va.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis H. and John Orr, Roan Mountain, Judy and Bobby Clark and Jane and Tony McKeehan, all of Johnson City; and a special aunt, Martha Stout, Johnson City. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy


  HENDRIX -- Funeral services for Miss Joyce Hendrix, 63, 2255 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, who died Thursday, March 1, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Mark Smith and Mr. Wycliffe Busch, ministers, officiating. Music will be by the Men's Singing Group of Central Church of Christ, Stephanie McKeehan, soloist, and Louise Smith, organist. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Chad Hendrix, Phillip Hendrix, Daniel Hendrix, Don Clark, Steven Clark, Wade McKeehan, Brad McKeehan, Michael Orr, Rob Orr, David McKinney, Tim Winters, Eric Efird and Jeff Snipes. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Central Church of Christ and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 2255 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Central Church of Christ, 137 Hopson Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Lucyle B. Hyder

  Mrs. Lucyle B. Hyder, 86, 150 Escape Mountain Road, Hampton, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Pearl K. Lewis

  Mr. Pearl Kenneth Lewis, 84, 111 Hazelwood Hollow Road, Hampton, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.
  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

Blanche S. Stanbery

  Mrs. Blanche Sluder Stanbery, 82, 196 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mrs. Stanbery was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Lola Lee Day Osborne. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Paul Sluder; her second husband, Carl McKinley Stanbery; a son, A.R. Sluder; a step-son, Boyd Stanbery; and by a brother and a sister.
  Mrs. Stanbery had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was a member of North Side Baptist Church.
  Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Jack Cable, Jeffersonville, Ind., Margaret and Gordon Welch, Dare and Claud Jones, Alice and Dallas Barker and Gladys and Carl Lynn Burrough, all of Elizabethton; three sons and four daughters-in-law, Richard and Dorothy Sluder, Robert and Donna Sluder, Charlie and Cookie Sluder and Nancy Sluder, all of Elizabethton; two step-sons and three step-daughters-in-law, Howard and Emmalee Stanbery, Shady Valley, Hubert and Shirley Stanbery, Clemons, N.C., and Ina Mae Stanbery, Elizabethton. Nineteen grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  STANBERY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Sluder Stanbery, 82, 196 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Stockton and the Rev. Mark Grubb officiating. Louise Cable, daughter, Michelle Sluder, granddaughter, the Rev. Ray Stockton, and Scott McLeod, piper, will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be the children. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Dare and Claud Jones, 196 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel B. Treadway

  Mrs. Ethel Bennett Treadway, 78, 3503 Bondwood Circle, Johnson City, formerly of Dave Buck Road, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at NHC Healthcare.
  Mrs. Treadway was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late John and Victoria Woodward Bennett.
  Mrs. Treadway had lived in Carter County for a number of years. She was a retired employee of Parks-Belk of Elizabethton and was a member of   Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
  Survivors include her husband, Stanley A. Treadway; a daughter and son-in-law, RoseMary and Scott Greer, Johnson City; a sister, Mrs. Pearl West, Johnson City; and two grandchildren, Alyssa Rose Greer and Clayton John Greer, both of Johnson City. Two nieces also survive.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  TREADWAY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Bennett Treadway, 78, 3503 Bondwood Circle, Johnson City, formerly of Dave Buck Road, who died Thursday, March 1, 2001, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be the deacons of Grace Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Treadway to the Providence Academy Building Fund, 4005 Bristol Highway, Suite 2, Johnson City, TN 37601. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

March 1, 2001

Blanche S. Stanbery

  Mrs. Blanche Sluder Stanbery, 82, 196 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mrs. Stanbery was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Lola Lee Day Osborne. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Paul Sluder; her second husband, Carl McKinley Stanbery; a son, A.R. Sluder; a step-son, Boyd Stanbery; and by a brother and a sister.
  Mrs. Stanbery had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was a member of North Side Baptist Church.
  Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Jack Cable, Jeffersonville, Ind., Margaret and Gordon Welch, Dare and Claud Jones, Alice and Dallas Barker and Gladys and Carl Lynn Burrough, all of Elizabethton; three sons and four daughters-in-law, Richard and Dorothy Sluder, Robert and Donna Sluder, Charlie and Cookie Sluder and Nancy Sluder, all of Elizabethton; two step-sons and three step-daughters-in-law, Howard and Emmalee Stanbery, Shady Valley, Hubert and Shirley Stanbery, Clemons, N.C., and Ina Mae Stanbery, Elizabethton. Nineteen grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.