March 30, 2001

Joseph C. Eggers

   Joseph Clyde "Hud" Eggers, 70, 355 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died residence Thursday, March 29, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
Hubert Grindstaff


   Hubert Grindstaff, 77, 1692 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Dan and Jenny Razor Grindstaff. He was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
   Mr. Grindstaff was a member of Stoney Creek Church of Christ and a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry.
   Survivors include a son, Randy Grindstaff, Elizabethton; three grandsons, Daniel and Michael Grindstaff, both of Elizabethton, and Jonathan Barnett; a granddaughter, Lisa Marie Dugger, Bluff City; and a great-granddaughter, Kenzie Marie Dugger, Bluff City. Three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Hubert Grindstaff, 77, 1692 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 30, at Dungan Chapel Baptist Church with Mr. Eddy Craft, minister, and the Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Interment will follow the service on Saturday at Grindstaff Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Fred Grindstaff, Joe Dumic, Larry Stout, Keith Bowers, Jim Bates, Bobby Grindstaff and Tony Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Dugger, Hoover Carden, Dennis Roberts, Todd Wiggins, Roy Daniel Grindstaff and Gene Grindstaff. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Masonic Widows & Orphans Home of Tennessee Fund, P.O. Box 24216, 100 North 7th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37202, c/o Johnny L. Byrd, Secretary/Treasurer. A special thanks to Debra Grindstaff for her kindness and love shown to Mr. Grindstaff. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

James C. Guinn

   James Carl Guinn, 60, 108 Guinn Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Guinn was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late James Nathan and Venie Guy Guinn.
   Mr. Guinn had lived in Elizabethton for several years. He was a truck driver and a member of the Elizabethton Moose Lodge #360.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Gilbert Vines, Bluff City; a son, Mark Guinn, Elizabethton; two sisters, Blanche Berry, Butler, and Dorothy Sizemore, Houston, Texas; three brothers, Oscar Guinn, Bluff City, Danny Guinn and Odell Guinn, both of Mountain City; his fiancee, Ann Blevins; special nieces, Betty Crumley Sims and Linda Peterson; and a special friend, Jim Buckles. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GUINN -- Funeral services for James Carl Guinn, 60, 108 Guinn Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Peterson officiating. Interment will be in the Shipley Cemetery, Hickory, N.C. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be George Campbell and Joe Dumic. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Don Hust

   Don Hust, 55, of Bristol, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
   Mr. Hust was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Pamela McKinney Hust; a daughter, Mary Neel Hust, Knoxville; and two sons, Jim Hust and Donald Albert Hust Jr., both of Knoxville. Several nieces and nephews and special cousins also survive.
   Akard Funeral Home, 1912 W. State Street, Bristol, (423) 989-4800, is serving the family of Mr. Hust.
  
   HUST -- A funeral mass for Don Hust, 55, of Bristol, who died Thursday, March 29, 2001, will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Ianucci and the Rev. Mr. Harry Hall officiating. Interment will be in the Strawberry Plains Cemetery, Strawberry Plains, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the home, 1000 Georgia Avenue, Bristol. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. It is in the family's personal request that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anne's Catholic Church Building Fund, 350 Euclid Avenue, Bristol, Va., or to the charity of your choice. E-mail condolences for the family may be send to akardfh@3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home, Bristol, is serving the family of Mr. Hust.

Ruby F. Joines

   Ruby F. Joines, 77, 187 Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Joines was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John and Mae Cook Irick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Warnie Joines, July 26, 1962.
   Mrs. Joines was of the Baptist Faith and was retired from Sycamore Shoals Hospital as a Nursing Assistant.
   Survivors include two daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Sams, of the home, Clinton Sams, Decatur, Ala., and Ethelene and D.L. Clawson, Elizabethton, and a brother, Claude Irick, Elizabethton. Eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   JOINES -- Funeral services for Ruby F. Joines, 77, 187 Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, March 29, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Mark Street. Interment will follow the service on Sunday in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be Warnie Dean Jones, Herchel Ashcraft, Jim E. Clawson, David C. Clawson, Samuel L. Clawson and Steve Carr. Honorary pallbearers will be Clinton Sams and D.L. Clawson. 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, Ethelene Clawson, 183 Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Eula M. Osborne

   Eula Mae Osborne, 93, 320 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Osborne was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Lonzo and Hattie Morley Mullins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roby Columbus Osborne, in 1980, a son, Jerry Randall Osborne, a daughter, Shelby Jean Osborne, and by four brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Osborne was a member of Little Doe Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Henderson, Bristol, and Barbara Medley, Kingsport; a brother, Ortho Mullins, Mountain City; three sisters, Opal Shoun, Peachbottom, Pa., Ruby Clark, Westchester, Pa., and Pearl Potter, Kingsport; and two grandchildren, Randy Medley, Kingsport, and Lisa Pollard, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Percy Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   OSBORNE -- Funeral services for Eula Mae Osborne, 93, 320 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, who died Thursday, March 29, 2001, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, from the chapel of Percy-Hux Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Brown and the Rev. Kreg Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Osborne Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Glen Shupe, John Burrow, Roby Phillippi, Harold Phillippi, Bob Mullins, Lonnie Pleasant, Bud Arnold and Roy Dale Arnold. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Percy-Hux Chapel or at the residence any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via percyhux@preferred.com. Percy Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.

March 29, 2001

Mary Bley

GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Mary Bley, 88, of Milligan College, Tenn., died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Wesley Commons Health Care Center, Greenwood.
Mrs. Bley was a native of Rhea County, Tenn., and a daughter of the late William W. and Belle Fugate Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph S. Bley.
Mrs. Bley was a graduate of Milligan College, and had lived in the Milligan community for 64 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopwood Memorial Christian Church in Milligan College.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Roger Bley, Greenwood, and a daughter, Linda Allen, Virginia Beach, Va. Four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.
Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Buttram Cemetery in Dayton, Tenn., with the Dr. Orvel Crowder officiating. The family is at the home of Dr. Roger Bley, 121 Partridge Road, Greenwood. Memorials may be made to Self Memorial Hospital, 1325 Spring Street, Greenwood, S.C. 29646.
Harley Funeral Home, Greenwood, S.C., (864) 229-3300, is in charge of arrangements.

Riley B. Cobb

Riley Bill Cobb, 27, 628C Watauga Road, Watauga, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Cobb was a native of Alberta Canada and the son of Larry Cobb of California and Benita Coleman of Oregon.
Mr. Cobb was a member of Riverview Baptist Church where he served as Usher and Sunday School Teacher. He was a preschool teacher at Palmer Center in Kingsport. He served in the U.S. Marines, Fast Company, 2nd Platoon, from 1992-1996 during the occupation in Somalia where he was decorated with a Combat Action Ribbon and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Mr. Cobb also graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1999 with a degree in Early Childhood Development. He was an avid hunter and a member of the Unaka Rod and Gun Club.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Karie McGinnis Cobb, of the home; a son, Christopher Cobb, of the home; a sister, Corina Cobb, of Oregon; his stepfather, Joe Coleman, of Oregon; and his stepmother, Minda Cobb, of California. Two nieces and one nephew also survive.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

COBB -- Private memorial services for Riley Bill Cobb, 27, 628C Watauga Road, Watauga, who died Monday, March 26, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, at Riverview Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert English and the Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Private disposition will be held at a later date. Friends and family may visit the residence of Danny McGinnis, 807 East '"'A'"' Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Riverview Baptist Church Building Fund, 1419 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Inez B. Cox

   Mrs. Inez Beatrice Cox, 94, 468 Cedar Grove Rd., Johnson City, died Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2001, at her residence after a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Charles P. and Edna Holden Peters.
   Mrs. Cox was an active member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church for 65 years and was presently a member of the First Baptist Church, Elizabethton and he Philathea Sunday School Class. Her favorite pastime was reading her Bible.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clint Cox; two daughters, Mary Marcus and Betty Ruth Cox; one brother, Charles P. Peters, Jr., and three sisters, Celia Boone, Pearl Woodby, and Dove Hicks.
   Survivors include six daughters and four sons-in-law, Geneva Marcus, Norma Hayes and Delores and Powell Jones, all of Johnson City, Maxine and Bill Cooper, Erwin, and Janice and Tom Bowman of Laurel, Md., Pat Bolinger, Limestone, and Gilmer Marcus, Johnson City; one brother, Howard Peters, Johnson City; and three sisters, Ruby Blevins, Watauga, Edna Freisland, Dallastown, Pa., and Mary Peters, Johnson City; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COX - Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Beatrice Cox, 94, 468 Cedar Grove Rd., Johnson City, who went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Roselawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Edgar Pierce officiating. John Bunn, soloist, and Scott Reynolds, organist, will provide the music. Pallbearers will be grandson and great grandsons. Also surviving are her special friends, the Philathea Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church and Mrs. Rosa Stout. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Cox to the Medical Center Hospice, 1807 W. Market St., Johnson City, Tn. or to Baughman House Securities, c/o Dough and Ruth Baugman, Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 62820, Orlando, Fla., 32862-8200. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Hubert Grindstaff

   Hubert Grindstaff, 77, 1692 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2001, at the residence.
   Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete, are under the direction of the Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 542-2232, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

Violet M. Garrison

Mrs. Violet McLaughlin Garrison, 75, 1628 Central Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at her residence following a sudden illness.
A native of Unicoi County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Gene and Racheal Linville McLaughlin. She had resided in Carter County most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Garrison, in August, 1995, and by a great-great grandson, Shawn Sloan.
She had been a Certified Nursing Assistant at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was a member of East Side Christian Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Evelyn Richardson, Elizabethton, Tenn.; one brother, Roy McLaughlin, Johnson City, Tenn.; three sisters, Jewell Stewart, Johnson City, Tenn.; Charlene Church, Unicoi, Tenn.; and Opal Bennett, Jonesborough, Tenn.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

GARRISON -- Funeral service for Mrs. Violet McLaughlin Garrison, 75, 1628 Central Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn., will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, with Mr. Johnny Hilton, minister, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001, in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Lloyd Garland, Bobby Derr, Brandon Derr, Johnny Hilton, Billy Presley and Boe Presley. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday or at the residence of granddaughters, Betty Derr, 1532 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tenn.; or Becky Garland, 604 North Pine Street, Elizabethton, Tenn., at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Ruby Joines

   Ruby Joines, 77, 187 Lacey Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, died Thursday, Mar. 29, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
   Arrangements, which are incomplete, are under the direction of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 542-2231, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Janet D. Ornduff

Janet Dyer Ornduff, 53, 158 Dyer Road, Roan Mountain, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Avery County, N.C., she had lived all of her life in Carter County. She was the daughter of Alice Johnson, Roan Mountain. She was preceded in death by a sister, Carrie Buck.
She was a member of Cove Creek Presbyterian Church and a former employee of U.S. Textile, Newland, N.C.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Richard Ornduff, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Alicia and John Hicks, Elk Park, N.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Tammy Dyer, Elk Park, N.C.; and Johnny and Denise Dyer, Roan Mountain; one sister, Dottie Deloach, Hampton; one brother, Dean Johnson, Morganton, N.C.; and six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

ORNDUFF -- Funeral services for Janet Dyer Ornduff, 53, 158 Dyer Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, at Cove Creek Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Chuck Morefield, Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, and the Rev. Steve Cochran officiating. Music will be under the direction of Melvin and Carolyn Banner. Interment will follow the service at Johnson Cemetery, in the Crabtree community, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be John Hicks, Kenny Buck, Ray Deloach, Dennis Ornduff, Dallas Ornduff and Michael Brooks. Honorary pallbearers will be doctors and nursing staff of Johnson City Medical Center and hospice staff at Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick


Robert E. Townsend

Robert E. Townsend, 59, Oak Meadow Nursing Center, 1510 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, Va., and formerly of Woodbridge, Va., died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Mt. Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, Va., following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, Mr. Townsend lived the last 25 years in Alexandria, Va. He was the son of the late Parks L. and Ophia Matherly Townsend. He was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Townsend, and two brothers, Willis and Denver Townsend.
He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired construction worker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
Survivors include a daughter, Tina Crotts, Woodbridge, Va.,; three sisters, Joann Valko, Detroit, Mich.; Matoka Woody, Sevierville, Tenn.; and Maxine Blake, Punta Gorda, Fla.; three brothers, Eugene Townsend, Clarksburg, W.Va.; Auburn Townsend, Johnson City; and Argus Townsend, Asbury Park, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

TOWNSEND -- Robert E. Townsend, 59, Oak Meadow Nursing Center, 1510 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, Va., and formerly of Woodbridge, Va., who died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Oggie Townsend, Shane Townsend, Max Guinn, Keith Valko, Kevin Crotts, Charles Woody, Jr., and Brian Woody. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel or at the home of a brother, Auburn Townsend, 2336 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, Tenn. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

March 28, 2001

Vestal L. Bailey

   Vestal Lee Bailey, 73, 158 Roy Phillips Road, Jonesborough, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Bailey was a native of Washington County and the son of the late Arcemus and Mamie Edwards Bailey. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Fred Bailey, and two sisters, Anna Mae Hensley and Bethel Arrowood.
   Mr. Bailey was a retired carpenter and superintendent with Burleson Construction. He was a member of Limestone Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Mildred Bailey, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Marion Lee Bailey and Donnie and Jane Bailey, all of Limestone; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis Jean and Dexter Brummitt, Elizabethton; two brothers, Harvey Bailey, Johnson City, and Winfred Bailey, Limestone; and three sisters, Anza Hall, Chuckey, Mary Crane, Johnson City, and Arlene Mitchell, Limestone. Seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BAILEY -- Funeral services for Vestal Lee Bailey, 73, 158 Roy Phillips Road, Jonesborough, who died Monday, March 26, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dexter Brummitt, the Rev. Garry Edwards and the Rev. Alfred Cutshall officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, at Limestone Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eugene Miller, Daniel Bailey, Donald Shepard, Steve Hartley Jr., John Brummitt and Jared Brummitt. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wesley Plaza Suite 4, 2513 Wesley Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 or call 1/800-227-2345. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Riley B. Cobb

   Riley Bill Cobb, 27, 628C Watauga Road, Watauga, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Cobb was a native of Alberta Canada and the son of Larry Cobb of California and Benita Coleman of Oregon.
   Mr. Cobb was a member of Riverview Baptist Church where he served as Usher and Sunday School Teacher. He was a preschool teacher at Palmer Center in Kingsport. He served in the U.S. Marines, Fast Company, 2nd Platoon, from 1992-1996 during the occupation in Somalia where he was decorated with a Combat Action Ribbon and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
   Mr. Cobb also graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1999 with a degree in Early Childhood Development. He was an avid hunter and a member of the Unaka Rod and Gun Club.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Karen McGinnis Cobb, of the home; a son, Christopher Cobb, of the home; a sister, Corina Cobb, of Oregon; his stepfather, Joe Coleman, of Oregon; and his stepmother, Minda Cobb, of California. Two nieces and one nephew also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   COBB -- Private memorial services for Riley Bill Cobb, 27, 628C Watauga Road, Watauga, who died Monday, March 26, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, at Riverview Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert English and the Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Private disposition will be held at a later date. Friends and family may visit the residence of Danny McGinnis, 807 East "A" Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Riverview Baptist Church Building Fund, 1419 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

Inez P. Cox

   Mrs. Inez Peters Cox, 468 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the residence of a daughter, Norma Hayes.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Janet Ornduff

   Janet Ornduff, 53, 158 Dyer Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, March 27, 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

Robert E. Townsend

   Robert E. Townsend, 59, 1510 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, Va., died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Mt. Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, following an extended illness.
   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 27, 2001

Ruby N. Cardwell

   Mrs. Ruby Nave Cardwell, 91, 3080 Wood Thrush Drive, Memphis, formerly of 308 East I Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Shelby Pines Rehabilitation Center, Memphis.
   Mrs. Cardwell was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Porter B. and Leila Johnson Nave. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Fred C. Nave.
   Mrs. Cardwell moved to Memphis after the death of her husband, Earnest M. Cardwell, former Postmaster of Elizabethton, who died January 10, 1981.
   Mrs. Cardwell had been a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton since she was 12 years of age. She was active in the W.M.U. and in the Training Union, and served as counselor of the Young Woman's Auxiliary of the church for several years and was a member of the adult choir for 25 years. She was also active in the Mission Prayer Group and served as Flowers Chairman of the church for 10 years before moving to Memphis. While residing in Memphis, she attended the Raleigh Baptist Church. She was a past member of the Garden Study Club.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Joseph R. Joyce, Memphis; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Joyce Fisher, Knoxville; a grandson, Robert Martin Joyce, Memphis; and a great-grandson, Allen Joyce, Memphis.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARDWELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Nave Cardwell, 91, 3080 Wood Thrush Drive, Memphis, formerly of 308 East I Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, March 24, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at First Baptist Church of Elizabethton with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. John Bunn, soloist, and Mrs. Melody Sparks, organist, will provide the music. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be contacted. Honorary pallbearers will be James Kyle Buck, Alphas Anderson, Robert Meredith, Eston Treadway, John L. Bowers, Frank Baker, Walter Akers, Dr. Harold Lingerfelt, Claude Isaacs, Fred Bryan Nave and Paul Pless. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Friends may call at the funeral home any time Tuesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Grayson Hardin Jr.

   Grayson Hardin Jr., 54, 705 N. Pine Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Hardin was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Grayson Sr. and Ruth McGee Hardin. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, George Hardin and Eugene Hardin.
   Mr. Hardin was a graduate of Hampton High School and was retired due to disability from Medical Records, VA Center, Mountain Home. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was of the Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Joy Hardin; two sons, Thomas McNeil and Eddie McNeil, both of Elizabethton; a stepson, J.D. Byrd, Murfreesboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy "Don" and Avetine Hardin, Elizabethton; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucille and Lewis Persinger, Fredericksburg, Va., and Evelyn and Bill Elliott, King George, Va. Six grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HARDIN -- Funeral services for Grayson Hardin Jr., 54, 705 N. Pine Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 26, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Garry Edwards officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Hardin Cemetery (Beck Mountain) with Military Graveside Honors accorded by the VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Terry Lovelace, Eddie McGee, Bobby McGee, Terry Lewis, Bill Andes, Roy Lewis, Ed Gentry, George Jones and Horace Jones. 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 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah E. White

   NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Sarah Edith Stout White, 73, died Friday, March 23, 2001.
   Mrs. White was a native of Shell Creek, Tenn., and had been a peninsula resident since 1952. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church, Newport News, and the TEL Sunday School Class. She was a sales clerk for the Kress Department Store, the W.T. Grant Department Store and the GC Murphy Company, retiring in 1989.
   Mrs. White was preceded in death by her twin brother, Russell Stout, and a brother, Charlie Stout.
   Survivors include her husband, Johnnie B. White; a son, Keith White, Newport News; a sister, Hazel Harrison, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; a brother, George Stout, Elizabethton, Tenn.; three sisters-in-law, Arlene Stout and Wanda Stout, both of Roan Mountain, Tenn., and Bertha Baldwin, Chesapeake; and three brothers-in-law, J.R. White, Chesapeake, Henry White, Hobbsville, N.C., and William White, Whaleyville.
   Funeral services and interment were held Tuesday in Hampton, Va.
   The family requests memorials be made to Calvary Baptist Church Brotherhood, 4700 Huntington Ave., Newport News, Va., 23607 or the American Cancer Society, 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 3C, Newport News, Va., 23606.
   Parklawn Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, Va., (757) 827-4670, was in charge of arrangements.

Allen L. Williams

   Allen Lavern Williams, 53, 906 Tipton Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Williams was a native of Detroit, Mich., and a son of the late Leslie J. and Arizona Carver Williams. He was also preceded in death by two half-brothers, Bobby Hyder and Randall Hyder.
   Mr. Williams had lived in Elizabethton for a few years. He was a truck driver and was of the Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include two brothers, Leslie D. Williams, Port Huron, Mich., and Eldon "Mike" Williams, Elizabethton, and two sisters, Zelma White, Elizabethton, and Ivalea Presley, Pascagoula, Miss. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Park Street Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Marvin Slagle officiating. Interment will be later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

March 24-25, 2001

Ruby N. Cardwell

   Mrs. Ruby Nave Cardwell, 91, 3080 Wood Thrush Drive, Memphis, formerly of 308 East I Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Shelby Pines Rehabilitation Center, Memphis.
   Mrs. Cardwell was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Porter B. and Leila Johnson Nave. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Fred C. Nave.
   Mrs. Cardwell moved to Memphis after the death of her husband, Earnest M. Cardwell, former Postmaster of Elizabethton, who died January 10, 1981.
   Mrs. Cardwell had been a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton since she was 12 years of age. She was active in the W.M.U. and in the Training Union, and served as counselor of the Young Woman's Auxiliary of the church for several years and was a member of the adult choir for 25 years. She was also active in the Mission Prayer Group and served as Flowers Chairman of the church for 10 years before moving to Memphis. While residing in Memphis, she attended the Raleigh Baptist Church. She was a past member of the Garden Study Club.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Joseph R. Joyce, Memphis; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Joyce Fisher, Knoxville; a grandson, Robert Martin Joyce, Memphis; and a great-grandson, Allen Joyce, Memphis.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARDWELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Nave Cardwell, 91, 3080 Wood Thrush Drive, Memphis, formerly of 308 East I Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, March 24, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at First Baptist Church of Elizabethton with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. John Bunn, soloist, and Mrs. Melody Sparks, organist, will provide the music. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be contacted. Honorary pallbearers will be James Kyle Buck, Alphas Anderson, Robert Meredith, Eston Treadway, John L. Bowers, Frank Baker, Walter Akers, Dr. Harold Lingerfelt, Claude Isaacs, Fred Bryan Nave and Paul Pless. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the funeral home any time Tuesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles J. Deloach

   Charles Jack Deloach, Sr., 64, 138 Deloach Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly at Sycamore Shoals Hospital on Friday, March 23, 2001.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late James Alfred and Elizabeth Treadway Deloach.
   He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp.
   Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Lance Deloach; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Emily Gobble Deloach; three brothers, Carl Edward Deloach, Lloyd Grady Deloach and James C. Deloach, Elizabethton; six sisters, Ruby Grace Loveless, Shirley Smith, Carolyn Jenkins and Judy Blackburn, Elizabethton; Charlotte Walker, Ohio; and Joyce Arnett, Johnson City; three grandchildren, Joshua David Deloach, Nicholas Randal Jack Deloach and Christopher Matthew Deloach; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DELOACH -- Graveside services for Charles Jack Deloach, Sr., 138 Deloach Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Deloach Cemetery, with the Rev. Elmer Gobble officiating. Burial will follow the service. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 2:50 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Emily Deloach, 132 Deloach Road, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Totianna L. Baird

   Mrs. Totianna LaShea Baird, 40, 1302 E. Lynnwood Circle, Johnson City, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Baird was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Anvel Pate, Johnson City, and Waltraube "Trudy" Iglowski, Elizabethton. She was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Treadway.
   She was a member of Phillippi Baptist Church, Elizabethton, and the director of the Anointing Hands sign language ministry choir.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Dennis Baird of the home; three sons, Shawn M. Baird, Elizabethton, Michael S. Baird and Isaiah S. Baird, both of Johnson City; four daughters, Rachael A. Smith, Elizabethton, Elizabeth S. Baird and Kayomi M. Baird, both of Johnson City; and Jennifer N. Baird, Gray; three brothers, Michael Watterson, Johnson City, Rick Walsh, Elizabethton, and Terrance Traylor, Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Loretta Eubanks, Lakeland, Fla., and Monica Reed, Elizabethton; two step-sisters, Lois Shultz, Erwin, and Cathy Stapleton, Wise, Va.; one grandson, Austin Richardson, Gray; and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   BAIRD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Totianna LaShea Baird, 40, 1302 E. Lynnwood Circle, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2001 at Phillippi Baptist Church, with the Revs. Joseph Holifield, Timothy Watterson and Danny Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be by the Phillippi Mass Choir, Phillippi Men's Choir and Ms. April Burmeister, soloist. Active pallbearers will be Michael Watterson, Christopher Collie, Vico McKesson, Lowry Begay, Bob Szabo and Gerrmaine Wagner. For those who desire, memorials may be made to any children's organization, the local Humane Society, or Housecall of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends in Phillippi Baptist Church from 1-2 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Mollie A. Green

   WEBER CITY, Va. -- Mollie Ann Green, 91, of Weber City, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Indian Path Hospital following numerous years of declining health.
   Mrs. Green retired from The Modern Bakery in Kingsport in 1980. She was of the Baptist Faith and had attended the Log House Church in Weber City.
   Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her parents, Tom W. Dixon and Gennie Carberry Dixon; her first husband, Nobel Light; her second husband, Mack Green; three sisters, Louella Luster, Liz Byers and Eppie Light; a brother, Fred Dixon; and a son-in-law, Louis Free.
   Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Free, Elizabethton, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Cathy Light and D.J. and Martha Light, all of Weber City; a granddaughter, Patsy Free; six grandsons, Jerry Free, Dale Light, Richard Light, Jerry Light, Michael Light and Joshua Light; and a special friend, Ada Calhoun. Several great-grandchildren also survive.
   Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GREEN -- Funeral services for Mollie Ann Green, 91, of Weber City, Va., who entered into rest on Saturday, March 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Scott County Funeral Home with the Rev. George Lane officiating. Music will be by the Lee Smith Singers. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Holston View Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Scott County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Walter N. Henry

   BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Walter N. Henry, 18, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, as a result of an automobile accident.
   A native of Greeneville, Tenn., he was a son of Walter J. "Walt" Henry and Brenda L. Marshall Henry of Bethlehem.
   He was a carpenter for Exterior Erecting Systems, Inc. in Burlington, N.J., for the past year. He was a member of the Junior Class of Liberty High School, Bethlehem, and attended Northeast Middle School and Spring Garden Elementary School. He was a Liberty Hurricane Wrestler at 189 lbs., and a football player at Liberty High School, and was also active in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) at Liberty High School.
   He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Hunter R. and Bertie F. Marshall.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his paternal grandparents, Walter N. and June E. Henry, Greenville, Tenn.; two brothers, James Michael E. Henry, of the home, and U.S. Army Specialist Jerry Hunter Smith, Ft. Hood, Texas; 14 cousins and 16 aunts and uncles.
   Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 26, in the Holy Saviour Cemetery, 2575 Linden Street, Bethlehem. Calling hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, at Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 2200 Avenue A, Bethlehem, Pa. 18017.
   Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem, Pa., (610) 866-8059, is in charge of the arrangements.

Daunt Stevens

   Daunt Stevens, 82, 765 Brown's Branch Road, Hampton, died Friday, March 23, 2001, in the Pine Ridge Care Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John Kirk and Hattie Stevens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Clark Stevens, four brothers and four sisters.
   He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp. Mr. Stevens was a member and deacon of Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Jerome Street, Hampton; one son and daughter-in-law, Harvey and Karen Stevens, Roan Mountain; one brother, William Hensley Stevens, Roan Mountain; three grandchildren, Deidre Stevens and Adam Stevens, both of Roan Mountain; and Tonya Hill and her husband Dana Hill, Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STEVENS -- Funeral services for Daunt Stevens, 82, 765 Brown's Branch Road, Hampton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. Terry Jones and L.D. Berry officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. The Knight Family and The Carr Family will provide the music. Pallbearers will be men of Oak Hill Church, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Harvey and Karen Stevens, 8275 Highway 19-E, Roan Mountain, or at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Jerome Street, 471 Sally Cove Creek Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday. V.F.W. Post 2166 will provide military graveside honors. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

John Williams

   John Williams, 71, 171 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the Lakebridge Nursing Home, Johnson City, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Williams was a native of Yancey County, N.C., and the son of the late Monroe and Dealia Wilson Williams. He was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
   Mr. Williams was a retired P.A.C.E./O.C.A.W. International Representative and a member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church. He was a member of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge #681 and the Knoxville Masonic Rites. He was a U.S. Army veteran of two years and a U.S. Navy veteran of three years during the Korean Conflict.
   Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Wallace Williams, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sheila and Eric Harris, Jonesborough, and Kim Williams, Johnson City; a grandson, Brendan Harris, Jonesborough; three brothers, Dauris Williams and Eddie Williams, both of Marietta, S.C., and Bob Williams, Johnson City; and three sisters, Cendie Phillips, Travelers Rest, S.C., Etta Williams, Burnsville, N.C., and Genevieve Edwards, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for John Williams, 71, 171 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, were held at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Murr and the Rev. Herman Crumley officiating. A Masonic Service was conducted by the Unicoi Masonic Lodge #681 following the funeral service. Graveside services and interment were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers were Brendan Harris and members of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge #681. Honorary pallbearers were J.D. Grindstaff, James Johnson, Smith Davenport and all P.A.C.E./O.C.A.W. members. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Virginia M. Wilson

   Mrs. Virginia McKeehan Wilson, 69, 125 Tester Road, Elizabethton, formerly of 305 Dyer Street, Johnson City, died Friday, March 23, 2001, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Wilson was a native of Carter co unty and a daughter of Nell Ward Dugger, Elizabethton, and the late Jett Dugger. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe "Pete" McKeehan, in 1951 and her second husband, Willard Wilson, in 1981; by one brother, Clarence Dugger, a great-granddaughter, Sierra Dawn Waycaster; three nephews, Jimmy and Ralph Whitehead and Louie Pate.
   She attended First Free Will Baptist Church, Johnson City.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one daughter, Jo Ann Whitehead, Elizabethton; one brother, Jimmy Dugger, Elizabethton; five sisters, Sue Dugger, Artha Loveless, Anna Pate, Hanna Whitehead and Laura Taylor, all of Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Susan Whitehead and Amy Jones, both of Johnson City; one great-grandson, Hunter Jones, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   WILSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia McKeehan Wilson , 69, 125 Tester Road, Elizabethton, formerly of 305 Dyer Street, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, with the Revs. Carl Petering and Kenny Lethcoe officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hyder-Dugger Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tom Jones, Zane Loveless, Nicholas Loveless, Kenneth Holden, Steve Holden, George Fields, Billy Brown and Kenneth Garland. Honorary pallbearers will be Georgia Fields, Mary Ellen Howell, Phil and Shirley Ellis, Valerie and Sierra Brown and nieces and nephews. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Jo Ann Whitehead, 125 Tester Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

March 23, 2001

Aaron Cornett

  Aaron Cornett, 23, 1915 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a sudden illness.
  Mr. Cornett was a native of Johnson City and had been a resident of Carter County for most of his life. He was the son of Elaine Cornett, Elizabethton, and Larry Cornett, Asheville, N.C.
  Mr. Cornett was a 1995 graduate of Elizabethton High School and was a chef. He was a member of Central Church of Christ.
  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, J.I. and Aurine Cornett.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his stepmother, Maureen Cornett, Asheville, N.C.; five sisters, Shelley Cornett Huber, Elizabethton, Reagan Cornett, Johnson City, Hannah Cornett and Amity Ayres, both of Asheville, N.C., and Aubrey Ayres Cermak, Flint, Mich.; a brother, Andrew Cornett, Asheville, N.C.; a niece, Grace Huber, Elizabethton; and his maternal grandparents, Gordon and Jessie Humphreys, Johnson City. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  CORNETT -- Funeral services for Aaron Cornett, 23, 1915 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Sean Huber, Landon Humphreys, Chris Wooten, David Hughes, Shannon Faulkner, Daniel Bradley, Erik Miller, Seth Holt and David Cooper. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Charles Deloach

  Charles Deloach, 62, 138 Deloach Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Grover Hicks

  BOONE, N.C. -- Grover Hicks, 64, of Banner Elk, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Life Care Center in Banner Elk.
  Mr. Hicks was born March 18, 1937, in Watauga County to the late Leander and Ivalee Hicks. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Hicks, and a sister, Dolly Mae Hicks.
  Mr. Hicks served in the U.S. Army and was a retired finisher from Broyhill Furniture in Lenoir. He was a member of Faith Mission Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Nora Mae Presnell, Banner Elk, and two brothers, Joe Hicks, Banner Elk, and Ford Hicks, Mountain City, Tenn. A number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
  Hampton Funeral Service, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.

  HICKS -- Funeral services for Grover Hicks, 64, of Banner Elk, N.C., who died Thursday, March 22, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Faith Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Trivette officiating. Interment will follow in the Beech Valley Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Hampton Funeral Service in Boone. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, P.O. Box 2199, Banner Elk, N.C. 28604.

Betty Ann Simmons

  Betty Ann Simmons, 70, 231 Roark Park Lane, Hampton, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  A native of Winchester, Ky., she was a daughter of Mrs. Lucy Booth Brumitt, Elizabethton, and the late Manley Eugene Brumitt. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Stallard.
  Betty Ann retired from Ridgewood Restaurant as a cook after 17 years. She was a member of Hampton Christian Church.
  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three daughters, Beverly "Gina" Simmons, of the home, Karen Simmons, Johnson City, and Mary Jane Williams, Madison, Miss.; two sons, Manley E. Calhoun, Johnson City, and Auty J. Calhoun, Hampton; two sisters, Beverly Perry Hagy, Bluff City, and Billie Booth Rudisill, Mooresville, N.C.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Kathy Cain, Hampton.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  SIMMONS -- Funeral services for Betty Ann Simmons, 70, 231 Roark Park Lane, Hampton, who died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun officiating. David Arney, organist, will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Hall Cemetery, Hampton. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence or at the residence of a niece, Patrice Grindstaff, 192 Constitution Avenue (Colonial Acres), Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. "Bet" was loved by all who knew her. She was a big-hearted lady who never met a stranger. She was always giving to others. She was a wonderful cook and loved to cook for others. She would take plates of food to friends and neighbors on holidays. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Daunt Stevens

  Daunt Stevens, 82, 765 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements
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John Williams

  John Williams, 71, 171 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the Lakebridge Nursing Home, Johnson City, following an extended illness.
  Mr. Williams was a native of Yancey County, N.C., and the son of the late Monroe and Dealia Wilson Williams. He was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
  Mr. Williams was a retired P.A.C.E./O.C.A.W. International Representative and a member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church. He was a member of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge #681 and the Knoxville Masonic Rites. He was a U.S. Army veteran of two years and a U.S. Navy veteran of three years during the Korean Conflict.
  Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Wallace Williams, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sheila and Eric Harris, Jonesborough, and Kim Williams, Johnson City; a grandson, Brendan Harris, Jonesborough; three brothers, Dauris Williams and Eddie Williams, both of Marietta, S.C., and Bob Williams, Johnson City; and three sisters, Cendie Phillips, Travelers Rest, S.C., Etta Williams, Burnsville, N.C., and Genevieve Edwards, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for John Williams, 71, 171 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Murr and the Rev. Herman Crumley officiating. A Masonic Service will be conducted by the Unicoi Masonic Lodge #681 following the funeral service. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Brendan Harris and members of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge #681. Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Grindstaff, James Johnson, Smith Davenport and all P.A.C.E./O.C.A.W. members. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

March 22, 2001

Clyde S. Williams

   Clyde Stewart Williams, 93, 215 Pierce Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Mike and Alice Oliver Williams. He was also preceded in death by a son, Clyde "Andy" Williams Jr., and by three sisters and two brothers.
   Mr. Williams served as Carter County Road Superintendent from 1952 until 1958. He retired as Transportation Supervisor with the Carter County School System. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Flossie Williams; a daughter, Nona "Sue" Williams, Miami, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Katie Williams and Gary and Sylvia Williams, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Mrs. Maggie Bowers, Elizabethton. Eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Clyde Stewart Williams, 93, 215 Pierce Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Orville Stokes officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be Von Brockwell, Willard Bowers, Carroll Lewis, Joe Williams, Raymond Williams and Garfield Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Presnell and John Presnell. 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 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lucy B. Campbell

   Lucy Bennett Campbell, 68, 1393 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Campbell was a native of Unicoi County and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Gaither Bennett and Anna Woodby Bennett and was also preceded in death by five brothers, Rob, Lester, Johnny, Lloyd and Hugh Bennett, and three sisters, Mary Guinn, Bertha Grindstaff and Maude Bennett.
   Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker and a member of King Springs Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Lose Campbell; six sons, Alfred Campbell, Jerry Campbell, Roger Campbell and Wayne Campbell, all of Johnson City, Bill Campbell and Bobby Campbell, both of Elizabethton; a daughter, Betty Campbell, Johnson City; and six sisters, Renie Campbell, Polly Collins and Christine Miller, all of Johnson City, Rosa Dubakaoski, Elizabethton, Ruth Sanderson, Swanson, Ohio, and Jane Venable, Jonesborough. Ten grandchildren, five 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.
  
   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Lucy Bennett Campbell, 68, 1393 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Cornett and the Rev. Darrell Slagle officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Garland Cemetery, Erwin. The family and friends are asked to meet at Morris-Baker by 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be family members and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Aaron Cornett

   Aaron Cornett, 23, 1915 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

William G. Hinkle

   William Glenn Hinkle, 72, 319 Highland Avenue, Johnson City, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Hospital, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Hinkle was a native of Carter County and had resided in Johnson City since 1984. He was the son of the late Valentine "Speedy" and Margaret Ruth Simerly Hinkle and was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Hinkle.
   Mr. Hinkle was a carpenter and attended the VA Protestant Chapel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Watauga Post #48 of the American Legion. He was a volunteer at the Veteran's Administration Center at Mountain Home for 14 years.
   Survivors include his wife, Janice P. Hinkle, of the home; a son, Keith Hinkle, Knoxville; a daughter, Judi McAbee, Asheville, N.C.; a sister, Judy Ledford, Johnson City; two half-brothers, Pat Ramsey, Johnson City, and Larry Lee Ramsey of California; a half-sister, Linda Nussbacher, Huntington, N.Y.; two grandsons, Brandon Hinkle, Knoxville, and Mark Smith, Johnson City; two granddaughters, Amie Smith, Johnson City, and Ashley Hanu, Knoxville; a step-grandson, Dustin McAbee, Asheville, N.C.; and a step-granddaughter, Wendi McAbee, Asheville, N.C. One great-grandson and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HINKLE -- Funeral services for William Glenn Hinkle, 72, 319 Highland Avenue, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Greg Key officiating. Music will be by Larey Pippin, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Michael Woodby, Mark Smith, Dustin McAbee, Randy Lingerfelt, Jerry Campbell, Jeff White and Michael McAbee. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Trivett and Ruby Harmon. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 319 Highland Avenue, Johnson City, at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Claude Norris

   Claude Norris, 87, 202 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Hermitage Health Care.
   Mr. Norris was a native of Alpine, Tenn., and the son of the late Center and Foncie Brown Norris. He was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Norris received a B.S. in Agriculture from Tennessee Technological University and a M.A. in Agriculture from the University of Tennessee. Following service in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, he worked for the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service in Johnson and Carter counties. After his retirement in 1975, he worked as Agricultural and Public Relations Director for Citizens Bank until 1983. His long tenure as Agricultural Agent in Carter County was distinguished by the success of the community clubs he founded. Under his leadership, several of them received state and national recognition.
   Mr. Norris also served on the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging, the Board of Directors of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, the Board of Directors of the Watauga Mental Health Center, the Advisory Board of the Herman Robinson Vocational Technical School, and the Private Industry Council of the First Tennessee Development District. He also was a member and past chairman of the American Heart Association, member and past president of Watauga Chapter #1845 of N.A.R.F.E., and held membership in Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM and American Legion Watauga Post #49. He was an avid sportsman and bridge enthusiast.
   Survivors include his wife, Geneva Grindstaff Norris, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon N. and Dr. Neil Mooney, Bristol, and Beverly N. and Russell M. Miller, Snellville, Ga.; two sons and daughters-in-law, M. Lynn and Jatana Norris, Columbia, S.C., and Steve and Janie M. Norris, Knoxville; a sister, Marie N. Lewis, Livingston, Tenn.; a brother, Amon Norris, Old Hickory, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two sisters-in-law, Margery G. McPeake, Elizabethton, and Winona L. Grindstaff, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   NORRIS -- Memorial services for Claude Norris, 87, 202 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Bunn. Private disposition will be conducted at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to First Baptist Church, Vision 2000, 212 East F. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or to the charity of your choice. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Bonnie P. Ward

   Bonnie P. Ward, 93, of Elizabethton, formerly of Spruce Pine, N.C., died Tuesday, March 20, 2001.
   Mrs. Ward was the daughter of the late John and Bertie Burleson Pittman and the wife of A. Ward, who died in 1958.
   Mrs. Ward was a charter member of Berry Chapel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Rev. Erby McKinney, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Lane and Willa Ann Ward, Elizabethton and Spruce Pine, N.C.; four grandchildren, Carolyn Duszak, Pickens, S.C., Barbara Grindstaff and Debbie Radford, both of Elizabethton, and Kathy Aldridge, Crossnore, N.C.; and six great-grandchildren, Scotty and Michelle Radford, Chad and Crystal Grindstaff and Josh and Dillon Aldridge.
   Webb Funeral Home, Spruce Pine, N.C., (828) 765-4277, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WARD -- Funeral services for Bonnie P. Ward, 93, of Elizabethton, formerly of Spruce Pine, N.C., who went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 20, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home, Spruce Pine, N.C. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, in the Berry Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by selecting the "Obituaries" link at www.funeral-plans.com/Webb. Webb Funeral Home, Spruce Pine, N.C., (828) 765-4277, is in charge of arrangements.

John Williams

   John Williams, 71, 171 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Lakebridge Health Care Center in Johnson City.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

March 21, 2001

Blanche L. Ward Berry

   Blanche L. Ward Berry, 83, 1572 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Berry was a native of Vilas, N.C., and the daughter of the late Raleigh Gregg and Ollie Forrester Gregg Dickens. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer O. Ward, and her second husband, Clarence Berry.
   Mrs. Berry was a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired health care aide.
   Survivors include seven sons, Jack Ward and Dale Ward, both of Elizabethton, Bill Ward, New Brighton, Pa., Earl Ward, Beaver Falls, Pa., Rev. Burl Ward, Freedom, Pa., Harold Ward, Beaver Dam, Ky., and Ray Ward, Gray, and a sister, Ruth Danner, Butler. Thirteen grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BERRY -- Funeral services for Blanche L. Ward Berry, 83, 1572 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 19, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen Harris and the Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Autumn Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1572 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations 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. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Freedom, Pa., with the Gabauer Funeral Home, 273 Route 68, Rochester, Pa. 15074 (724/728-2456) in charge.
  

Lurlie E. Morgan

   Lurlie E. Morgan, 84, 2205 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Lakebridge Health Care Center after a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Morgan was a native of Carter County and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Carlie Campbell and Eva Miller Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gurney Morgan, in 1988, a sister, three brothers, two granddaughters and a great-great-grandson.
   Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include three daughters, Ann Wetherington, Helen Sneyd and Mary Payne, all of Johnson City; five sons, Leroy Morgan and Robert Morgan, both of Johnson City, Jack Morgan of Iowa, Teddy Morgan, Jonesborough, and Tony Morgan, Piney Flats; and two sisters, Bessie Craig and Willie May Barnett, both of Johnson City. Eleven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MORGAN -- Funeral services for Lurlie E. Morgan, 84, who resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Bob Wetherington, 2205 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with the Rev. John Hitechew officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, at Monte Vista Burial Park. The family and friends are asked to meet at Morris-Baker by 10:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Allen Barnett, Robin Barnett, Bobby Herrara, Jamie Montoya, Carlos Montoya and Sean Morgan. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and other hours at the residence. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Claude Norris

   Claude Norris, 87, 202 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Hermitage Health Care.
   Mr. Norris was a native of Alpine, Tenn., and the son of the late Center and Foncie Brown Norris. He was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Norris received a B.S. in Agriculture from Tennessee Technological University and a M.A. in Agriculture from the University of Tennessee. Following service in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, he worked for the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service in Johnson and Carter counties. After his retirement in 1975, he worked as Agricultural and Public Relations Director for Citizens Bank until 1983. His long tenure as Agricultural Agent in Carter County was distinguished by the success of the community clubs he founded. Under his leadership, several of them received state and national recognition.
   Mr. Norris also served on the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging, the Board of Directors of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, the Board of Directors of the Watauga Mental Health Center, the Advisory Board of the Herman Robinson Vocational Technical School, and the Private Industry Council of the First Tennessee Development District. He also was a member and past chairman of the American Heart Association, member and past president of Watauga Chapter #1845 of N.A.R.F.E., and held membership in Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM and American Legion Watauga Post #49. He was an avid sportsman and bridge enthusiast.
   Survivors include his wire, Geneva Grindstaff Norris, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon N. and Dr. Neil Mooney, Bristol, and Beverly N. and Russell M. Miller, Snellville, Ga.; two sons and daughters-in-law, M. Lynn and Jatana Norris, Columbia, S.C., and Steve and Janie M. Norris, Knoxville; a sister, Marie N. Lewis, Livingston, Tenn.; a brother, Amon Norris, Old Hickory, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two sisters-in-law, Margery G. McPeake, Elizabethton, and Winona L. Grindstaff, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   NORRIS -- Memorial services for Claude Norris, 87, 202 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Bunn. Private disposition will be conducted at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to First Baptist Church, Vision 2000, 212 East F. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or to the charity of your choice. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Bonnie P. Ward

   Bonnie P. Ward, 93, of Elizabethton, formerly of Spruce Pine, N.C., died Tuesday, March 20, 2001.
   Mrs. Ward was the daughter of the late John and Bertie Burleson Pittman and the wife of A. Ward, who died in 1958.
   Mrs. Ward was a charter member of Berry Chapel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Rev. Erby McKinney, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Lane and Willa Ann Ward, Elizabethton and Spruce Pine, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Carolyn Duszak, Pickens, S.C., Barbara Grindstaff and Debbie Radford, both of Elizabethton, and Kathy Aldridge, Crossnore, N.C. Six great-grandchildren also survive.
   Webb Funeral Home, Spruce Pine, N.C., (828) 765-4277, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WARD -- Funeral services for Bonnie P. Ward, 93, of Elizabethton, formerly of Spruce Pine, N.C., who went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 20, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home, Spruce Pine, N.C. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, in the Berry Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by selecting the "Obituaries" link at www.funeral-plans.com/Webb. Webb Funeral Home, Spruce Pine, N.C., (828) 765-4277, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Clyde Williams

   Clyde Williams, 93, 215 Pierce Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

March 20, 2001

Lena Berry

   Lena Berry, 83, 1572 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Jewel Chambers

   Jewel Chambers, 82, 232 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Monday, March 19, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Chambers was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Harry and Celia Smith Adams.
   Mrs. Chambers attended Doe River Baptist Church. She was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Earnest Chambers, of the home, and two sons and daughters-in-law, Van and Peggy Chambers and Fred and Kathy Chambers, all of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   CHAMBERS -- Funeral services for Jewel Chambers, 82, 232 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 19, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Fred Wade and the Rev. Mickey Beal officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Claude Norris

   Claude Norris, 87, formerly of 202 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Hermitage Health 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

Dr. Edwin R. Norris

   Dr. Edwin Ross Norris, 64, of Sevierville and Mountain City, lost his battle with cancer on Monday, March 19, 2001, at his residence in Sevierville.
   Dr. Norris was the son of Blanche Norris, Butler, and the late Haskell Norris.
   Dr. Norris graduated from Kansas City Osteopathic Medical School in 1967. After practicing over 20 years as a certified Family Medicine Practitioner, he became an accomplished hair transplant surgeon, a specialty he practiced in five states over the past 14 years. He authored several published articles in medical journals on the subject of hair transplantation surgery. He served as Johnson County Medical Examiner, Coroner, Flight Medical Examiner, and Chief of Staff of Johnson County Hospital.
   Dr. Norris was a Mason and a member of Roan Creek Lodge, Butler; Scottish Rite, Knoxville; Jericho Temple, Kingsport; and Royal Order of Jester #57, Knoxville. He was also a member of several civic and professional organizations including the American Osteopathic Association and American Medical Association. He served as a U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeon.
   Dr. Norris was a believer and a Christian. He was a member of Little Doe Baptist Church, Butler.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife and partner of 41 years, Wanda Wolfe Norris, Sevierville and Mountain City; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimery and C.L. Overman, Morristown; a brother and sister-in-law, James Glendell and Mary Alice Norris, Mountain City; and a grandson, Trevor Ross Overman, Morristown.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   NORRIS -- At. Dr. Edwin R. Norris' request, there will be no traditional funeral service. A Memorial Service in Celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, at First Baptist Church, Mountain City, with the Rev. Norman Reece and the Rev. Derl McCloud officiating. Friends are invited to speak at the service. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Norris requested that donations should be made to the Church Libraries of Little Doe Baptist Church, 323 Doe Creek Road, Butler, TN 37640, Roan Creek Baptist Church, 639 Lumpkin Branch Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 or First Baptist Church, 421 W. Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Friends may also call at his residence. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City. Dr. Norris' first cousin, Paul Estep of Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge.

March 17, 2001

William R. Adams

   William Roger Adams, 63, 216 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Adams was a native of Portsmouth, Ohio, and the son of the late William Robert and Margaret Batterson Adams.
   Mr. Adams had been fighting leukemia since 1997.
   Mr. Adams was a graduate of Minford High School and Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Following receipt of his Bachelor's Degree from OU, he moved to Tiffin, Ohio, in 1960. In 1964, he returned to Portsmouth, Ohio, where he worked for radio station WNXT until 1968. In 1969, Mr. Adams purchased the former Jordon Photographic Studio in downtown Portsmouth and operated the studio as Bill Adams Photography until 1976. In late 1976, he founded The Minford Pharmacy, which he managed for nearly four years.
   In 1980, he and his wife, Burness, founded the Minford Gateway Supermarket. In 1982, he left private business and joined the photographic staff of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While in Oxford he returned to university studies at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, for a year and a half.
   Mr. Adams accepted the position of Director of Creative Services at Braun Industries of Oakwood, Defiance, Ohio, in 1983 and he remained there until accepting the position of Coordinator of Corporate Advertising for Motor Mart Ltd in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1987. In late 1989, Mr. Adams and his wife returned to the United States where he became Director of Public Relations for Milligan College in Johnson City. In 1994, he left that position to become Director of Communications for Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. The Adams' returned to Johnson City in 1996 where they remained until Mr. Adams' death.
   Mr. Adams was an active member of the Christian Church/Church of Christ and had served the Sciotoville Christian Church as Sunday School teacher, financial secretary, deacon and Chairman of the Board of Elders and Deacons. In addition to the Sciotoville church, he and his wife had been members of the Stahlhaber Road Christian Church in Hamilton, Ohio, the Christian Church of Kenton, Ohio, First Church of Christ, Defiance, Ohio, First Christian Church and Central Church of Christ in Johnson City.
   Mr. Adams was a member of the Ohio Professional Photographers Association, the American Association of Professional Photographers, and the American Radio Relay League. He had been active in photography, both as an amateur and a professional, since age 14, and had been active in ham radio since 1974.
   Survivors include his wife, Burness Kay Cole Allard Adams, of the home; four children, William Ronald Adams, Richmond, Va., Erika Marie Cruz, Jonesborough, Tedd Adams, Tulsa, Okla., and Todd Adams, Nashville; five stepchildren, Cheryl McClintic, Mark Allard and Timothy Allard, all of South Webster, Ohio, Rebecca Jacobs, Waverly, Ohio, and Jennifer Scott, Plymouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia; 16 grandchildren; and his lifelong best friend, Lee Riddleberger, Rippenhoff Road, Wheelersburg, Ohio.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   ADAMS -- A celebration service for William Roger Adams, 63, 216 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, at the Central Church of Christ, Central Community, with Mr. Mark Smith and Dr. Wayne Emery officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dr. David Runner. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601, and also to the Central Church of Christ, 137 Hopson Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Mr. Adams will be taken to Sciotoville, Ohio, for a funeral service which will be conducted at the Sciotoville Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, with Mr. Art Marcium officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg, Ohio. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Georgia D. Booth

   Georgia Dawn Church Booth, 37, 1294 Poga Road, Butler, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Booth was a native of Banner Elk, N.C., and the daughter of Arvil and Alma Guy Church, Butler.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, James Booth; a daughter, Bonnie Clawson, Johnson City; a son, Calvin Clawson, Butler; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Brian and Terry Church, Butler, and Mike and Sheila Church, King George, Va.; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Kitty Glass, Butler, and Carol and Billy Roark, Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BOOTH -- Graveside services for Georgia Dawn Church Booth, 37, 1294 Poga Road, Butler, who died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Fritts Cemetery, Butler, with Mr. Dean Estep, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Glass, Josh Glass, A.J. Glass, Jason Church, Johnny Henson and David Roark. Honorary pallbearer will be Aaron Guinn. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Fireside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Jewel Chambers

   Mrs. Jewel Chambers, 82, 232 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, March 18, 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

Norma G. Dockery

   Norma "Jean" Gray Dockery, 63, 607 Woodhaven Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Dockery had lived most of her life in Johnson City and was a daughter of Bernie Gray Sr. and Juanita Merritt Gray, Johnson City.
   Mrs. Dockery was an accountant and owner of Dockery and Associates. She was a member of First Christian Church, a former Sunday School teacher and was a member of the Encourager's Sunday School Class. She was a former member and past president of National Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce, a former member and past president of Altrusa and a former member of the National Chamber of Commerce.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two daughters and their husbands, Mylinda K. Dockery and Bill Jones, Lexington, Ky., and Lisa A. Love and Rob Love, Johnson City; a son and his wife, Lattie G. Dockery and Carrol Dockery, Johnson City; a brother, Bernie Gray Jr., Johnson City; five grandchildren; five aunts, Margaret Sheridan, Louise Shell and Thelma Gentry, all of Johnson City, Bessie Arney, Gray, Hazel Booher and her husband, Blaney, Gray; two uncles, Max Merritt, Knoxville, and Leonard Gray and his wife, JoAnn, Johnson City.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DOCKERY -- Funeral services for Norma "Jean" Gray Dockery, 63, 607 Woodhaven Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at First Christian Church, Johnson City, with Dr. J. Michael Shannon officiating. Interment followed at Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers were selected from family and friends. The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church Benevolence Fund, 200 E. Montcastle Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles E. Hardin

   Charles Elwayne Hardin, 74, 103 Mayfield Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.
   Mr. Hardin was a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., and a son of the late Auda H. and Viola Peters Hardin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Rhea Hardin, August 18, 1998, and a brother, Dana Ray Hardin.
   Mr. Hardin had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was employed at the Register of Deeds Office for a number of years and retired from the Elizabethton Fire Department. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Michael Sommer, Rustin, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Charles and Denise Hardin, Kingsport; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Georgia and Luther Webb, Vera and Mack Smith and Alma Williams, all of Elizabethton; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Carol Hardin, David and Danette Hardin and Olan and Karen Hardin, all of Elizabethton. Four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HARDIN -- Funeral services for Charles Elwayne Hardin, 74, 103 Mayfield Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, March 17, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson and the Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. The New Liberty Quartet will provide the music. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Gilbert Hardin, Dallas Walker and employees of the Elizabethton Fire Department. A special "Thank You" to the staff and residents of the VA Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Hardin to the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Packy Fair, 114 Herbert Taylor Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mamie Whitehead

   Mamie Whitehead, 85, formerly of 814 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and had lived most of her adult life in Chattanooga. She was the daughter of the late Jahnce and Lena Bell Forney Gardner and was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Whitehead, and by five brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. Whitehead attended St. Paul United Methodist Church of Elizabethton and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Chattanooga.
   Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Whitehead and Betty Whitehead, both of Chattanooga; three sisters, Idella Young and Nannie Terry, both of Elizabethton, and Ethel Pound, Chattanooga; a granddaughter, Devanie Whitehead, Chattanooga; and a great-aunt, Tillie Avery, 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
  
   WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Mamie Whitehead, 85, formerly of 814 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, March 15, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Ernest Widby and the Rev. Dennis Milligan officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kerroll Thompson and the St. Paul United Methodist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, at Gardner Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Nannie Terry, 608 Summitt Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time, or at the residence of a niece, Johnnie Weaver, 914 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Byrl Lyons

   Byrl Lyons, 73, 517 Old Railroad Grade, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Mack and Tessie A. Lyons. He was also preceded in death by a great-grandchild.
   Mr. Lyons was a retired mechanic. He was of the Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Lyons; two daughters, Betty V. Heard, Leonardtown, Md., and Cheryl A. Morgan, Mechanicsville, Md.; three sisters, Lela Heaton, Roan Mountain, Pearl Owens, Morganton, N.C., and Linda Gouge, Erwin; three brothers, Elbert Lyons, Hampton, Earl Lyons, Roan Mountain, and Herman Lyons, Valdese, N.C.; and seven grandchildren, George E. Morgan, Crystal Morgan, Katherine Morgan, Dona Kay Spalding, Tommy Lynn Heard, Karen M. Heard and Jenny M. Heard. Four great-grandchildren, one aunt and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LYONS -- Funeral services for Byrl Lyons, 73, 517 Old Railroad Grade, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, March 17, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Coonce and the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating. Jim and Judy Church will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Lacy Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, will be Doug Heaton, Roy LaValley Jr., Killiam Offenbacker, Kenneth Owens, George Isenbery and Sammy Owens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Oscar Largent

   Oscar Largent, 88, 323 Bear Cage Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Largent was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Frank and Rhoda Smith Largent. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Louise Honeycutt, and by two brothers and three sisters.
   Mr. Largent was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Julian Largent, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharlene and Tommy Roberson, Roan Mountain; five sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Eva Julian, Eddie and Joyce Largent, all of Roan Mountain, Earnest and Vera Largent, Clarence and Janet Largent, all of Hampton, and Lawrence and Ann Largent, Johnson City; a son-in-law, Earl Honeycutt, Johnson City; three brothers, Robert Largent and Buddy Taylor, both of Johnson City, and Ronnie Taylor, Elizabethton; and six sisters, Maude Russell and Shirley Deloach, both of Elizabethton, Bertha Campbell, Morganton, N.C., Elsie Peters, of Florida, Georgia Culler and Grace McKinney, both of Hampton. Fifteen grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   LARGENT -- Funeral services for Oscar Largent, 88, 323 Bear Cage Road, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, March 16, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Music will be by Vivian Koster, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, in the Largent Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter, Sharlene Roberson, 327 Bear Cage Road, Roan Mountain, or at the homes of the other children at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Maggie N. Oliver

   Maggie Nidiffer Oliver, 90, 794 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Oliver was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Cart and Nancy Campbell Nidiffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Clate Oliver, March 31, 1984, and by four sisters and three brothers.
   Mrs. Oliver was a member of Blue Springs Christian Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include five daughters and five sons-in-law, Irene and C.E. Taylor, June and Mack Collins, Martine and Carrell Lewis, Shirley and Harold Morrell, all of Elizabethton, and Marilyn and Gene Bell, Columbus, Ga.; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Jerald and Sue Oliver, Larry and Nyoka Oliver, Lanny and Peggy Oliver, Odell Oliver and Steve Oliver, all of Elizabethton; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nine sisters-in-law, Mae Buckles, Minnie Williams, Hazel Oliver, Nadine Ward, Joann Ward, Wanda Bennett, Lois Vines, Madge Nidiffer and Charlotte Nidiffer, all of Elizabethton; a very special friend, Dorothy Oliver Gogan, Johnson City; and a special caregiver, Kathleen Thomas, 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
  
   OLIVER -- Funeral services for Maggie Nidiffer Oliver, 90, 794 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, March 16, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Richard Thomason, minister, officiating, with Eulogy provided by her grandson, Jerald Oliver Jr. Music was under the direction of Kay Collins and Joy Babb, soloists, and Jill Kemp, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons and great-grandsons: Jerald Oliver Jr., A.J. Oliver, Sean Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Steve Oliver, Evan Graham, Ryan Graham and Joseph Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Blue Springs Christian Church. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 794 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

March 16, 2001

Florence V. Bartlett

   Mrs. Florence Virginia White Bartlett, 90, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center, Black Mountain, N.C.
   Mrs. Bartlett was a native of Asaka, Va., and a daughter of the late Wilbur S. and Martha Estep White. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Bartlett, in 1969, and by five sisters and a brother.
   Mrs. Bartlett had previously lived in Elizabethton before going to Miami, Fla. She had lived in Florida for 40 years before returning to Elizabethton. She was retired from the U.S. Fiberglass Company, Miami, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Norman M. and Barbara Willie, Ridgecrest, N.C., and Richard M. and Terri Bartlett, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and two stepdaughters, Elynor Norris, Melbourne, Fla., and Lois Love, Granbury, Texas. Twelve grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BARTLETT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Virginia White Bartlett, 90, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday, March 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. Interment will be in the Old Horseshoe Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the deacons of Calvary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the service hour at noon on Saturday. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Bartlett to Calvary Baptist Church, 225 Holly Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Georgia D. Booth

   Georgia Dawn Church Booth, 37, 1294 Poga Road, Butler, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 14, 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

Norma G. Dockery

   Norma "Jean" Gray Dockery, 63, 607 Woodhaven Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Dockery had lived most of her life in Johnson City and was a daughter of Bernie Gray Sr. and Juanita Merritt Gray, Johnson City.
   Mrs. Dockery was an accountant and owner of Dockery and Associates. She was a member of First Christian Church, a former Sunday School teacher and was a member of the Encourager's Sunday School Class. She was a former member and past president of National Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce, a former member and past president of Altrusa and a former member of the National Chamber of Commerce.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two daughters, Mylinda K. Dockery, and her husband, Bill Jones, Lexington, Ky., and Lisa A. Love, and her husband, Rob Love, Johnson City; a son, Lattie G. Dockery, and his wife, Carrol Dockery, Johnson City; a brother, Bernie Gray Jr., Johnson City; five grandchildren; three aunts, Margaret Sheridan, Louise Shell and Thelma Gentry, all of Johnson City; and an uncle, Max Merritt, Knoxville.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DOCKERY -- Funeral services for Norma "Jean" Gray Dockery, 63, 607 Woodhaven Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at First Christian Church, Johnson City, with Dr. J. Michael Shannon officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Jason B. McCoury

   Jason B. "Johnny" McCoury, 61, 920 Old Railroad Grade Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. McCoury was a native of Banner Elk, N.C., and the son of the late Ira and Etta Vina Cole McCoury.
   Mr. McCoury was a former employee of the City of Elizabethton Public Works Department. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his sister, Rosie McCoury, Roan Mountain; two nieces and their husbands, Dottie and Elwood Clawson, Roan Mountain, and Esther and Roger Benge, Buladean, N.C.; three great-nieces, Danielle and Samantha Benge, both of Buladean, N.C., and Tessa Clawson, Roan Mountain; three great-nephews, Matthew Benge, Buladean, N.C., and Dillan and Dalton Clawson, both of Roan Mountain; an aunt, Minnie Heaton, Bristol; an uncle and his wife, Bynum and Mabel McCoury, Roan Mountain; and a very special friend, Lockie May Brown, Roan Mountain.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   McCOURY -- Funeral services for Jason B. "Johnny" McCoury, 61, 920 Old Railroad Grade Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Charlie McKinney officiating. Music will be under the direction of the church. Interment will follow the service in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Elwood Clawson, Roger Benge, Henry Clawson, Raymond Clawson, Stanley Clawson and Glen Clawson. Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Whitehead, Scottie Whitehead and Junior Whitehead. Mr. McCoury will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday where friends may visit until the service hour. Friends may call at the residence of a niece, Dottie Clawson, 930 Old Railroad Grade Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Maggie N. Oliver

   Maggie Nidiffer Oliver, 90, 794 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   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

Mamie Whitehead

   Mrs. Mamie Whitehead, 85, formerly of 814 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   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 15, 2001

Catherine A. Ogg

   Catherine Armstrong Ogg, 43, 613 Regency Lane, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Ogg was a native of Elizabethton and the daughter of William "Bill" and Catherine Wooten Armstrong of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Ogg was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, and was a Librarian at Central Elementary School. She was a 1976 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a 1980 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a major in Elementary Education.
   She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa - Teacher's Sorority, a member of the National Education Association, and a member of the Tennessee Education Association. She had been Elementary Teacher of the Year for the Carter County School System and was a published writer for Teacher's Mailbox Magazine and a recipient of a Summer Fellowship for Teacher's Mailbox Magazine. She served as a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Stan Ogg, of the home; a brother, Dr. Bill Armstrong, Elizabethton; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. B.E. Wooten, Elizabethton; a nephew, Curtis Armstrong, Elizabethton; three aunts and three uncles, Jane and Dennis Hoff, Bobbie and Harold McLaney and Dorothy and Joe Wood, all of Elizabethton; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dr. Bill and Luanne Ogg, Satellite Beach, Fla.; and a very special friend, her Siberian Husky, "Sundodger."
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   OGG -- Funeral services for Catherine Armstrong Ogg, 43, 613 Regency Lane, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, March 16, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Music will be under the direction of the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and Becky Hale, organist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Charles Byrne, Mike Curtis, David Shields, Mike Hulbert, Richard Wagner, Eddie Pless, Mark Dugger, John Brumit, Sequa Shields, Cathy Curtis, Elaine Ellis, Teresa Hulbert, Betsy Byrne, Vera Peters and Donna Wilkenson. Honorary pallbearers will be Sara Hollowell, Christie Webb, Dianne Boyer, Faculties of Central Elementary School, Happy Valley Elementary School and Happy Valley High School, Doctors, Nurses and Staff of East Tennessee Medical Associates and Dr. Clifford Wiegand. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of Mrs. Ogg, 613 Regency Lane, Elizabethton, or at the residence of her parents, Bill and Catherine Armstrong, 404 East H. Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 14450 Walker Blvd., Suite #2, Knoxville, TN 37917, or the Carter County Humane Society, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644, or to the Scholarship Fund or the Dishwasher Fund of First United Methodist Church, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick