April 13, 2001

J.B. Keys


   J.B. Keys, 58, 1301 Old Boones Creek Road, Jonesborough, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Keys was a native of Washington County and a son of the late George and Leona Garst Keys.
   Mr. Keys was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesborough.
   Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Blankenship Keys; three sons, Richard "Ricky" Keys, Charleston, S.C., Lee Keys, Johnson City, and Lynn Keys, Elizabethton; a daughter, Karen Keys, Johnson City; four brothers, George R. Keys and John L. Keys, both of Michigan, Paul Keys, Gray, and W. David Keys, Jonesborough; and a sister, Jennie Ruth Briggs, Jonesborough. Six 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.
  
   KEYS -- Funeral services for J.B. Keys, 58, 1301 Old Boones Creek Road, Jonesborough, who died Thursday, April 12, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil Hoskins and the Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Interment will follow at Deakins Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Ronald Kuelper

   Ronald Kuelper, 72, 312 S. Main Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Kuelper was a native of Erie Township, Ill., and had lived in Elizabethton for the past 20 years. He was the son of the late Leonard and Helen Kuelper and was also preceded in death by a son, Neal Kuelper, and a brother, Leonard Kuelper Jr.
   Mr. Kuelper was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired mechanic and former employee of Jack McPeake's Texaco and was former manager of Beck Oil Company, Galesburg, Ill., from 1969-1980. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #17 and the American Legion Post #49.
   Survivors include his wife, Glenda Taylor Kuelper, of the home; two sons, Kevin Kuelper, Kentwood, Mich., and Ronnie Wayne Kuelper Jr., Colona, Ill.; four brothers, James Kuelper, Prophetstown, Ill., Jack Kuelper, Robert Kuelper and Lyle Kuelper, all of Tampico, Ill.; and a sister, Betty Hotchkis, Las Vegas, Nev. Several grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   KUELPER -- Graveside services for Ronald Kuelper, 72, 312 S. Main Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Wheeler officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Steve Wheeler, Jim Kuelper, Kevin Kuelper and Harry Page. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ziad Blaik and Dr. Jason Hatjioannou. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence, 312 S. Main Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Avenue, Suite 200l, Nashville, TN 37215. Condolences may be sent to the family via E-mail Address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Arthur G. Mullins

   Arthur G. Mullins, 59, of Hernando, Fla., died Monday, April 9, 2001, in Macon, Ga. He was a previous resident of Butler.
   Mr. Mullins was the son of the late Gertrude DeBoard Mullins. He was also the son of Ted Mullins and wife Ann Mullins, Johnson City.
   Mr. Mullins served honorable in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1972. He retired from the local union #111.
   In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Elzie Mullins.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include four daughters, Lisa Crowe, Butler, Trudy Fay Parmenter, Melbourne, Fla., Ruth Ann Mullins, of Wisconsin, and Debbie Plale, Hampton; two sisters, Cynthia Mullins, Lexington, Ky., and Carol Jean Hughes, Ashland, Ky.; and a brother, Edward L. Mullins, Plum Tree, N.C. Ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   A graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mountain Home National Cemetery.
   Snyder's Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, (423) 477-7911, is in charge of arrangements.
  

James A. Shoun

   James A. Shoun, 252 Rome Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 12, 2001 at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Mary J. Street

   Mary Jane Street, 76, 122 Duck Branch Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Street was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John and Julia Hughes Stockton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Street, a daughter, Glenda Gail Street, and by three brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Street was a member of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church and was retired from Cannon Memorial Hospital.
   Survivors include two sons, J.R. Street, Charlotte, N.C., and J.D. Street, Roan Mountain; two daughters, Jeanette Wells Heaton, Johnson City, and Kathy Roark Hughes, Roan Mountain; two brothers, Paul Stockton and Spence Stockton; four sisters, Nola Roberson, Dorothy Robertson, Lois Browning and Edna Vance; five grandsons, Randy Street, Tim Street, Todd Street, Bradley Roark and Scottie Roark; three granddaughters, Shannon Hartley Aldridge, Angie Street and Starr Wells; six great-grandsons, Shane Roark, Jordon Hartley, Logan Roark, Seth Street, Nathaniel Roark and Jacob Roark; and four great-grandchildren, Jacqui Hartley, Jessica Hartley, Chelsea Roark and Taylor Aldridge.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   STREET -- Funeral services for Mary Jane Street, 76, 122 Duck Branch Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Richard Blevins, the Rev. John L. Stockton and the Rev. Roger Stockton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Brenda Williams, soloist, and the Burbank Free Will Baptist Youth Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Stockton Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Barry Stockton, Gary Stockton, Eddie Stockton, Leslie Robertson, Arland Henson and Johnny Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Stockton, Albert Stockton and Leroy Stockton. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Condolences may be sent to the family via E-mail address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Troy D. Tucker

   Troy D. Tucker, 90, of Bristol, Va., died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House.
   Mr. Tucker was a native of Old Butler, Tenn., and the son of the late Herbert and Matilda Tucker. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Sally Vest Tucker.
   Mr. Tucker had spent most of his life in the Bristol-Bluff City area and was also a former resident of Roanoke, Va. He was a retired driver with Greyhound Bus Company and was also a former letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the North Bristol Baptist Church and the CPA Sunday School Class and had been a member of the Zollicoffer Lodge #444 for 56 years. He was a member of the Sullivan County Scottish Rite and the Jericho Temple.
   Survivors include his wife, Ellen G. Barnett Tucker; a step-son, Sonny Barnett; two sisters, Louise Pleasant and Florence Tucker; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Tucker and Genevieve Tucker; a brother, Warren Tucker; and two step-grandchildren, Lori Grizzel and Sonya Jones. Four step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TUCKER -- Masonic services for Troy D. Tucker, 90, of Bristol, Va., who died Thursday, April 12, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel by the Zollicoffer Lodge #444. Funeral services will follow the Masonic service and will be conducted by the Rev. Alan Moor and the Rev. Sam Haynes. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ike Anderson, Harry Mann, Darrell Messer, Wilber Hill, Calvin Bentley, James Goodman and Kenneth Keith. Honorary pallbearers include Earl Livingston, Calvin Parks, Luther Morgan, Herbert Hensley, Deacons of North Bristol Baptist Church and members of the CPA Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, Tenn., or to the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Greenville, S.C. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  

April 12, 2001

Sina L. Brummitt

  
   Mrs. Sina Lu "Creet" Shell Fields Brummitt, 81, formerly of 1110 N. Elm Street, Erwin, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Erwin Health Care Center.
   Mrs. Brummitt was a native of Carter County and had lived in Unicoi County most of her life. She was a daughter of the late John and Ann McClain Shell and was also preceded in death by her husbands, Doyle Fields and H.C. "Coot" Brummitt, and by four brothers and two infant sisters.
   Mrs. Brummitt was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints, Johnson City.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John Doyle and Deborah Lynn Fields, Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Janet Katherine Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah; a brother and sister-in-law, John Frank and Lillian Shell, Roan Mountain; and six grandchildren, David E. Fields, Angela R. Fields, Christopher J. Fields, Mitchell W. McKinney, Margaret Ann McKinney and Doyle Curtis McKinney. Fifteen great-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-390, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BRUMMITT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sina Lu "Creet" Shell Fields Brummitt, 81, formerly of 1110 N. Elm Street, Erwin, who died Monday, April 9, 2001, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, from the Erwin Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Robert Hood, Elder David Carver and Elder Terry Henderson officiating. Music will be provided by the Latter-day Saints Church Choir and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, in the Perry Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 6:30 p.m. Thursday and at the cemetery by 9:30 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-390, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Bobbie J. Gibson

   Bobbie J. Gibson, 69, 771 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Gibson was a native of Washington County and had resided in Carter County for most of his life. He was the son of the late John P. and Sally Carr Gibson and was also preceded in death by a stepson, Darrell Lynn Byrd, a grandson, Timothy Wayne Byrd, and three brothers, Henry Gibson, William Blaine Gibson and Paul Gibson.
   Mr. Gibson was self-employed as a brick mason and in lawn care. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Gladys Weeks Gibson, of the home; a daughter, Sue Ann Byrd, Johnson City; two stepsons, Johnny Ray Byrd, Hickory, N.C., and Terry Byrd, Bristol; a stepdaughter, Teresa Ann Hedden, Statesville, N.C.; two brothers, Howard Gibson, Elizabethton, and Billy Joe Gibson, Johnson City; and a sister, Mary Iva Jean Canova, Johnson City. Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   GIBSON -- Graveside funeral services for Bobbie J. Gibson, 69, 771 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Carr Cemetery, Watauga, with Mr. Todd Fields, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Clarence Frye, Allen Norwood, Jack Shelton and Jeff Worley. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence, 771 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.


Rosa L. Guess

   Rosa L. Guess, 76, 130 Alpine Drive, Aiken, S.C., died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga., following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Guess was a native of Carter County and had been a resident of South Carolina for the past 32 years. She was the daughter of the late Dock and Lou Deloach Lyons and was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas Guess Jr., October 23, 1997, and a granddaughter, Melissa Guess.
   Mrs. Guess was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Owens-Corning Fiberglass in Aiken, S.C.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Harley Campbell, Elizabethton; two sons, Freddie W. Church, Aiken, S.C., and Gregory Guess, Nashville; two sisters, Shirlene Sams and Blanche Bishop, both of Kingsport; a brother, Alfred Lyons, Elizabethton; and a grandson, Shawn Guess, Aiken, S.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   GUESS -- Graveside services for Rosa L. Guess, 76, 130 Alpine Drive, Aiken, S.C., who died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Roy Canter officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 2:10 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via E-mail Address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Ronald W. Kuelper

   Ronald W. Kuelper, 72, 312 South Main Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Mary J. Street

   Mary Jane Street, 76, 122 Duck Branch Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

April 10, 2001

Retha L. Dugger


   Retha Lue Dugger, 70, 109 Joe Dugger Road, Butler, died suddenly Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Dugger was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Dave and Winnie Dugger Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Dugger, a son, Ronnie Dean Dugger, and by four brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Dugger was a member of Elk Mills Christian Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Lisa Routh and Joyce and Roger Miller, all of Butler; a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Nicole Dugger, Butler; five grandchildren, James Miller, Jon Miller and his wife Kim, Aretha Routh, Ronie Johnson and Emily Routh, all of Butler; and special nephews, Frank Miller and Bill Miller, both of Butler. Several other nephews and nieces also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Retha Lue Dugger, 70, 109 Joe Dugger Road, Butler, who died Sunday, April 8, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Elk Mills Christian Church with Mr. Terry Dugger and Mr. Andy Lunceford, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Elk Mills Christian Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Whitehead Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jon Miller, James Miller, David Miller, Andy Miller, Johnny Alexander, Larry Campbell and Cheryl Miller. Everyone will meet at Elk Mills Christian Church at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Elk Mills Christian Church. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Roger Miller, 120 John Miller Road, Butler. Condolences may be sent to the family via E-mail Address <tfhome@preferred.com> Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Joseph R. Durrett

   Joseph Richardson Durrett, 79, of Blountville, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Bristol Hospice House.
   Mr. Durrett was a native of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and a son of the late Robert and Annie Richardson Durrett.
   Mr. Durrett was a 32 Degree Mason and was retired from Bristol Metals Corporation.
   Survivors include his wife, Doris Durrett, of the home; two daughters, Patti Tate and Robyn Carson, both of Blountville; a sister, Bobbie Vanderploeg, Lynden, Wash.; a granddaughter, Jamie Rhodes; and a great-grandson, Christopher Blake Rhodes. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   East Lawn Funeral Home, (423) 288-2081, is serving the Durrett Family.
  
   DURRETT -- A Masonic Service for Joseph Richardson Durrett, 79, of Blountville, who died Monday, April 9, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel by the Roan Mountain Lodge #556. Funeral services will follow with Pastor David Ensminger officiating. Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol. Friends may call any time at the home of Mr. Durrett. East Lawn Funeral Home, (423) 288-2081, is serving the Durrett Family.

Virginia J. King

   Mrs. Virginia J. King, 82, Asbury Retirement Center, Wytheville, Va., formerly of 900 Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Wythe County Community Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. King was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Grant Hardin Sr. and Lucy Bowling Hardin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. King, December 11, 1970, and by three sisters and three brothers.
   Mrs. King had lived in Wytheville for the past four years. She was a 1934 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a retired Sprint Telephone Operator. She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include a son, Wayne King, Wytheville, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Peggy King, Wytheville, Va.; a grandson, Matt; a sister-in-law, Zola Eller, Elizabethton; four nieces, Patsy Benton Glass, June Donnelly and Betty Chambers, all of Elizabethton, and Carol Johnson, Baltimore, Md.; and three special friends, Lisa Wiedl and Loretta Marshall, both of Wytheville, Va., and Gladys Sheets, Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   KING -- Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia J. King, 82, Asbury Retirement Center, Wytheville, Va., formerly of 900 Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, April 9, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Joel Hodge, Ray McNeal, Mike Donnelly, Bobby Glass, Terry Chambers and Tom Oxendine. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
  
Virginia L. Palmer

   Mrs. Virginia Lee Palmer, 78, 175 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   Mrs. Palmer was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late George and Rosie McCurry Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Bruce Palmer, July 14, 2000, a son, Harold Palmer, and two grandsons, Jamie and Todd Palmer.
   Mrs. Palmer was a member of the Prayer Tabernacle.
   Survivors include two daughters, Clairece Powell, Roan Mountain, and Gladys Buchanan, Pineola, N.C.; four sons, Roger Palmer, Roan Mountain, Johnny Palmer and Eddie Dean Palmer, both of Elizabethton, and Charles Palmer, Johnson City; a brother, Junior Wilson, Hampton; three sisters, Loretta Archer and Alberta Lilly, both of Hampton, and Mary Lou Winters, Roan Mountain; 16 grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Jean Payne; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PALMER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Lee Palmer, 78, 175 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, April 8, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. A.G. Wagner, the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt and the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. The Victory Singers and Greg and Tammy Ruston will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Johnson-Roan View Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, will be Jonathan Palmer, Jerome Powell, Jerald Powell, Jeffery Powell, Rodney Payne, Timmy Palmer, Jerry Tipton and Kelly Honeycutt. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Housecall Hospice, Judy and Victor Deloach and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, and members of Prayer Tabernacle. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Johnny Palmer, 173 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence of Eddie Dean Palmer, 106 Mount Vernon Place, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Darryl W. Russell

   Darryl Wayne Russell, 49, 207 B. South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Russell was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a son of the late Donald Alfred and Lili Mae Gouge Russell.
   Mr. Russell was a retired chef and had served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Sherry Elaine Elliott Russell; two daughters, Kimberly Dawn Cable and Leona Sharay Russell; two sons, Christopher Eugene Cable and Donald Wayne Russell, both of Elizabethton; a sister, Donna Mae Morales; and four grandchildren, Daryl Ryan Cable, Nicholas Drake Cable, Justin Auerie Cable and Kendra Nicole Cable.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RUSSELL -- Funeral services for Darryl Wayne Russell, 49, 207 B. South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, April 8, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Campbell, the Rev. Allen Simerly and the Rev. C.W. Snodgrass officiating. Sonny Gouge will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Hyder Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday and also at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, will be Kenneth Deloach, Jeremy Elliott, Chris Cable, Sam Morales, Sam Lowe, Jackie Elliott, Dave Presnell, Ray Deloach and Sean Elliott. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Elliott, Jerry Cochran, Danny Elliott and Dr. Anand Karnad and the ETSU Cancer Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 8- 9, 2001

Mary Lee Buckles

  Mrs. Mary Lee Buckles, 213 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a long illness.
  Mrs. Buckles was a native of Sullivan County and had lived in Elizabethton since 1947. She was a daughter of the late James and Mary Scalf Lyons and was also preceded in death by her husband, Jewel Buckles, in 1993.
  Mrs. Buckles was a member of Southside Christian Church.
  Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Buckles, of the home; five sisters, Ruby Carver and Burlen Morris, both of Elizabethton, Anna Malone, Bluff City, Susie Winebarger, Bristol, Tenn., and Ella Stout, Bristol, Va.; and a grandson, Thad Buckles, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  BUCKLES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lee Buckles, 213 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 7, 2001, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Sams, Tony Stout, Bob Blackwell, Dallas Sams, Mark Reeter, Jeff Allen, David Allen, Michael Blackwell and Anthony Stout. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday to proceed to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may also visit at the residence of a sister, Mrs. Ruby Carver, 1204 Thomas Blvd., Elizabethton, at any time. A message of sympathy may be sent to hpercy@preferred.com. These services have been entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Marvin G. Davidson

  Marvin G. Davidson, 56, 1759 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, died Friday, April 6, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.
  A Carter County native, he was a son of Mrs. June Heaton Davidson, Elizabethton, and the late Ernest Davidson.
  Mr. Davidson formerly was employed at North American Rayon Corp. and served as manager of Trailways at the Johnson City Bus Station. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Fellowship Community Church, where he operated the P.A. system for several years.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Ethel Ingram Davidson; one son, Ernest Lynn Davidson, Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen Jane and Anthony Pfeiffer, Johnson City; one brother, Marion Lynn Davidson, Elizabethton; three sisters, Brenda Foster and Joan Kiser, both of Elizabethton; and Barbara Dugger, Powell, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Karina LaShay Pfeiffer and Jerrad Nathaniel Pfeiffer.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  DAVIDSON -- Funeral services for Marvin G. Davidson, 56, 1759 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Fellowship Community Church, Watauga, with the Revs. Kenneth Hauser and Jerry Stout officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. The church choir will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Monday and also at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, will be Eddie Humphrey, Steve Vannoy, Larry Dean Kiser, Don Hughes, Dave Hughes and Doyle Puckett. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Gouge, Steve Minton and men of the Fellowship Community Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Fellowship Community Church. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Anthony Pfeiffer, 1761 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Davidson to the youth program of Fellowship Community Church, P.O. Box 293, Watauga, TN 37694. Military graveside honors will be conducted by VFW Post 2166. 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.

Retha Dugger

  Retha Dugger, 70, Joe Dugger Lane, Butler, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Juanita Estep

  Juanita Estep, 60, 142 Flora Dugger Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
  A Carter County native, she was the daughter of the late Roby Brown and Grace Lewis Collins. Mrs. Estep was preceded in death by two brothers, Grady and Warren Collins, and by one sister, Merle Davis.
  She was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist church. She was a homemaker.
  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Larry Hyder, Elizabethton; one son, Dennis Estep, Elizabethton; two sisters, Willie Frazier, Elizabethton; and Eunice Wooten, Hickory, N.C.; one granddaughter, Whitney Hyder, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  ESTEP -- Graveside services for Juanita Estep, 60, 142 Flora Dugger Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 7, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery, with Wayne Davis, her nephew, officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be John Dugger, Ray Bowers, Verl Hyder, and friends and neighbors of Dry Hollow community. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Larry Hyder, 424 Dry Hollow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations in memory of Mrs. Estep to Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 114 Herbert Taylor Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643; Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644; or Juvenile Diabetes Association, 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Virginia King


  Virginia King, of Wytheville, Va., formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Wythe County Community Hospital.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Virginia L. Palmer

  Mrs. Virginia L. Palmer, 78, 175 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Darryl W. Russell

  Darryl Wayne Russell, 49, 207 B. South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Wanda K. Williamson

  Wanda Kate "Penny" Williamson, 56, 1405 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Thursday, April 5, 2001.
  A Carter County native, she was a 1963 Elizabethton High School graduate and attended Steed College. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Burl Garland, Jr.
  She was an accountant at North American Corp. She was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.
  Survivors include her parents, the Rev. Burl and Gladys Grindstaff Garland, Elizabethton; one aunt, Alice Shupe, Butler; and several cousins.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  WILLIAMSON -- Funeral services for Wanda Kate "Penny" Williamson, 56, 1405 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Hunter First Baptist church, with the Rev. H. Brooks Peters, Dr. Dennis Deese and the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Kenneth Miller, Patti Hodge, and Sue Bowers will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be deacons of Hunter First Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Cable, Butch Edmondson, Fred Taylor, Gerald Peters, Buddy Norris, Kevin Nordby, Rick Cable, Harry Cable, Bobby Cable, John Cable, Jerry Hardin, Dale Gregg, Richard Hardin, Mitchell Shupe, Glenn Shupe, Frankie Shupe, Benny Shupe, Howard Stout and management and employees of the North American Corp. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday in Hunter First Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Burl Garland, 1405 Broad Street, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 6, 2001

Robert E. Folsom


   Robert E. Folsom, 77, 606 N. East Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Folsom was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Malcolm N. and Lillie Henry Folsom. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Wright Folsom; and by five sisters, four half-sisters, two half-brothers and a brother.
   Mr. Folsom was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Dennis Folsom, Pulaski, Va., and Eddie Folsom, Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Mary Ann Russell and Vicki Lamb, both of Canton, Ohio; and a half-brother, Jack Folsom, Corpus Christi, Texas. Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FOLSOM -- Funeral services for Robert E. Folsom, 77, 606 N. East Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at First Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Alecia Holder and Jurelle Smith will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 8, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with military graveside honors conducted by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Saturday and also at the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, will be John Henry, Don Crowe, Dean Burrow, Mitchell Smith, Jack Michael Russell, Amanda Folsom, Emily Folsom and Meg Folsom. His Special Friends: Jurelle Smith, Deacon Bowers, Virgie Cardwell, Margaret Honeycutt, Earl Stafford, Clarence Perry, Addie Blevins, Margie Berry, Thelma Colbaugh and Richard Bowling. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at First Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of Linda Burrow, 1028 Broad Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
Pansy C. Maples

   Pansy C. Maples, 88, 1170 Sulphur Springs/Gray Station Road, Jonesborough, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Maples was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late Sam and Matilda Rogers Rupe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence R. Maples, a sister, Lena Hunt, and a brother, Jim Rupe.
   Mrs. Maples was owner and operator of Maples Auto Parts. She was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church and The Order of the Eastern Star, Gray.
   Survivors include a son, Donald "Tad" Maples, Jonesborough; a daughter, Carolyn Derry, Coinjock, N.C.; two sisters, Dorothy Johnson, Johnson City, and Bethel Shell, Jonesborough; a brother, Sam Rupe Jr., Jonesborough; two grandchildren, Christy M. Keys, Jonesborough, and Donna R. Maples, Greeneville; and three great-grandchildren, Robert Rose, Alyssa Brackins and Keith Keys. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MAPLES -- Funeral services for Pansy C. Maples, 88, 1170 Sulphur Springs/Gray Station Road, Jonesborough, who died Thursday, April 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jerry Lee Ward officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Scott and Gene Keys, Tom Barnes, Gayle Rhudy, Hurshell Shelton and Bill Crouse. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Viola Penix

   Viola Penix, 80, 219 Highway 19E, Bluff City, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Penix was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Mrs. Ollie Shipley Massengill, Watauga, and the late William Massengill. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ervin Miller; her second husband, Sam Penix; a brother, Raymond Massengill; and three sisters, Dollie Hardin, Marie Ward and Cora Hurst.
   Mrs. Penix was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include two sons, David Miller, Bluff City, and Billy D. Massengill, Bristol; a daughter, Patsy Adams, Madinah, Ill.; a sister, Edith Coefer, Watauga; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Lawrence Rasnick, Elizabethton.
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   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PENIX -- Funeral services for Viola Penix, 80, 219 Highway 19E, Bluff City, who died Thursday, April 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Clay and Shirley Nelson. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Morrell Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Leonard Adams, David Adams, Robert Miller, Alan Sparks, Jimmy Coefer and Sonny Hedges. Honorary pallbearers will be W.I. Perry Jr., extended family at Bunker Hill Christian Church, Ferren Hicks and Mike Smith. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 219 Highway 19E, Bluff City, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via E-mail Address <tfhome@preferred.com> Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Perry

   Jack Perry, 72, 561 Big Arm Road, Bluff City, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center 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

Bernard Trivette

   Bernard "Bernie" Trivette, 55, of Merrillville, Ind., died Tuesday, April 3, 2001.
   Mr. Trivette was retired from Roadway Express. He was a member of the Hobart Elks Lodge #1152.
   He was preceded in death by his father, Arlie Ray Trivette, and a brother, Horton Ray Trivette.
   Survivors include his wife, Linda Trivette; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Keith Trivette and Jeff and Hannah Trivette; a grandson, Jared Trivette; his mother, Maxine Trivette; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Jessie Lea and George Lambert, Genevieve Greenwell, Eula and Owen Barger and Donna Campbell; and five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Bob Trivette, Ferrell and Susan Trivette, William and Marilyn Trivette, Dennis and Sharon Trivette and Linzy and Carolyn Trivette.
   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home in Merrillville, Ind., with interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Garden, Schererville, Ind.

Wanda K. Williamson

   Wanda Kate "Penny" Williamson, 56, 1405 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Ms. Williamson was a native of Carter County. She was a 1963 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended Steed College. She was an accountant at North American Rayon Corporation and a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.
   Ms. Williamson was preceded in death by a brother, William Burl Garland Jr.
   Survivors include her parents, Rev. Burl and Gladys Grindstaff Garland, Elizabethton, and one aunt, Alice Shupe, Butler. Several cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILLIAMSON -- Funeral services for Wanda Kate "Penny" Williamson, 56, 1405 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 5, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Hunter First Baptist Church with the Rev. H. Brooks Peters, Dr. Dennis Deese and the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Kenneth Miller, Patti Hodge and Sue Bowers will provide the music. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the Deacons of Hunter First Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Cable, Butch Edmondson, Fred Taylor, Gerald Peters, Buddy Norris, Kevin Nordby, Rick Cable, Harry Cable, Bobby Cable, John Cable, Jerry Hardin, Dale Gregg, Richard Hardin, Mitchell Shupe, Glenn Shupe, Frankie Shupe, Benny Shupe, Howard Stout and the Management and Employees of North American Rayon Corporation. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Hunter First Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Burl Garland, 1405 Broad Street, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 5, 2001

Bessie Garland

   Bessie Garland, formerly of 264 North Road, Johnson City, having lived most of her life in Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Garland was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John and Myrtle Fadley Leonard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie "Red" Garland; a son, Roger Garland'; five sisters, Mamie Holly, Janie Turner, Clara Freeman, Dorothy Leonard and Annie McKinney; and three brothers, George, Hubert and Barley Leonard.
   Mrs. Garland was a member of the Eastern Star, Roan Mountain, and a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a sister, Pansy Barlow, Johnson City; a grandson, Stewart Ingram, Hampton; and a great-grandson, Logan Ingram, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GARLAND -- Funeral services for Bessie Garland, formerly of 264 North Road, Johnson City, having lived most of her life in Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Little Mountain Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Steve Coonse officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Little Mountain Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow in the Holly Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gary Couch, Tony Cox, Dwight Proffitt, Wayne Blevins, Tony Cates, Chris Roberts, Wilburn Holly and A.B. Holly. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Cox, Mark Moffitt, Dennis Holly, Bobby Jay, Bill Couch, Carlos McNabb, Eddie Grindstaff and Curtis Carter. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Pansy Barlow, 131 Spring Drive, Johnson City, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via E-mail Address <tfhome@preferred.com> Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Larry B. Hodge

   Larry B. Hodge, 57, 118 Greendale Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Hodge was a native of Carter County and a son of Hassie Holder Hodge Hall, Elizabethton, and the late Earl Hodge.
   Mr. Hodge was retired from the CSX Railroad. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mary Alice Feathers Hodge; a son, David Lynn Hodge, Johnson City; five sisters, Imogene Hodge, Linda Crabtree and Louise Phillips, all of Elizabethton, Mary Ruth Hembree, Johnson City, and Earlene Ellis, Jonesborough; two brothers, Gary Hodge, Johnson City, and Terry Hodge, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Tyler Hodge and Ciara Hodge, both of Johnson City; and a special aunt, Louise Hulse, Johnson City. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HODGE -- Funeral services for Larry B. Hodge, 57, 118 Greendale Road, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. C.A. Howell, the Rev. Dexter Brummitt and the Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. The Green Mountain Free Will Baptist Church Quartet will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, will be Eddie Roberts, Arvil McKinney, Brian Hodge, Earl Hodge, Donnie Hambree and Mark Hambree. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Hassie Hodge Hall, 181 Sciota Road, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Hodge to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Kate Nidiffer

   Miss Kate Nidiffer, 99, 167 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the residence of a niece and her husband, Kathryn and Earl Collins, after a brief illness.
   Miss Nidiffer was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late J.N. and Amelia Crowe Nidiffer. She was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
   Miss Nidiffer formerly worked at the Bemberg Cooperation and the Elizabethton Steam Laundry. She a a member of the Old Hunter Baptist Church.
   Survivors include other nieces and nephews including JoAnn "Peanut" and her husband, Jack Perkins, Link Nidiffer and his wife, Carolyn Nidiffer, Jay Nidiffer and his wife, Katie Nidiffer, all of Elizabethton; several other nieces and nephews; and a special great-niece and nephew, Katrina and Toby Nidiffer.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   NIDIFFER -- Funeral services for Miss Kate Nidiffer, 99, 167 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Hunter United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Manis officiating. Bobby Miller, Katrina Nidiffer and Carolyn Nidiffer will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Thursday and also at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be Lawrence Ritchie, Hugh Buckles, John Kemp, Dan Holder, Bill Cline, Smith Nidiffer, Hunter Estep and Troy Blevins. Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Crowe, Deacon Bowers, Darold Bowers, Andy Edwards and Dr. Daniel Paul. A Special "Thank You" to the Housecall Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hunter United Methodist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of her niece, Kathryn and Earl Collins, 167 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton. 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.
  

Raymond C. Peeks

   Raymond C. Peeks, 58, 906 Fairlane Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Peeks was a native of Bluff City and a son of the late Raymond and Rachel Vesta Carty Peaks.
   Mr. Peeks was of the Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Bridgett Peeks, of the home; four daughters, Rita O'Dell, Bluff City, Rhonda Gentry, Jonesborough, Catherine Peeks, Johnson City, and Brittnay Allen, Elizabethton; three sons, Richard Peeks, Bluff City, Nathaniel Peeks, Johnson City, and Trinity Allen, Elizabethton; a sister, Carole Argo, Kissimmee, Fla.; and a brother, Jimmy Peaks, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/TetrickBluffCityChapel
  
   PEEKS -- Funeral services for Raymond C. Peeks, 58, 906 Fairlane Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with the Rev. Bill Burrows officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7. Active pallbearers will be Bill Maye, John Stout, Victor Delevaga, Bart Gardner, Jack Amonette, Rocky Hodge, Lonny Lowe and Jay Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be immediate family and close friends, Staff of the 2200 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center, Staff of the Third Floor of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Dr. Farrow, Dr. Dunn, Dr. Becka, Dr. Tabor, Dr. Fry and Business Associates of Texas Refinery Corporation and Customers. Those who wish to attend the graveside service should meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at BFCity@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/TetrickBluffCityChapel
  

April 4, 2001

Bessie Garland
   Bessie Garland, formerly of 264 North Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

William A. Hilt Jr.
   William A. "Billy" Hilt Jr., 67, Asbury Center, Johnson City, formerly of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Hilt was a native of Carter County and a son of Mrs. Ruth Galloway Hilt, Asbury Center, Johnson City, and the late William Andrew Hilt Sr. He was also preceded in death by a niece, Karen Waligroski.
   Mr. Hilt was a 1951 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a graduate of East Tennessee State University. He was a Lab Technician for 28 years at the Bristol Regional Medical Center and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his twin sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Ed Waligroski, Beech Mountain, N.C.; two uncles, Harry Galloway, of California, and Eugene Galloway, Elizabethton; and two nephews, James Waligroski and Gregg Waligroski. Several cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HILT -- Funeral services for William A. "Billy" Hilt Jr., 67, Asbury Center, Johnson City, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 6, in the Mausoleum of Hope, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Lagrand, James Waligroski, Gregg Waligroski, Harry Galloway, Eugene Galloway, the Staff of Asbury Center of Johnson City and the Staff of The Continuum Courtyard of Johnson City. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry B. Lyons
   Jerry B. Lyons, 67, formerly of Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Grandview Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
   Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Edward W. and Elma Knight Lyons. He had lived in Florida and Nevada before retiring to Huber Heights, Ohio.
   Jerry was a 1952 graduate of Elizabethton High School, where he was a member of the Cyclone Basketball Team. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was a life member of the VFW. He was of the Protestant faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Donna K. Lyons, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jeri Anne Blanco, Las Vegas, Nev., and Teri Jan and Troy Peckenpaw, Cocoa, Fla.; a son, David Lyons, Cocoa, Fla.; a step-daughter, Toni Carr, Las Vegas, Nev.; a step-son and his wife, Fred and Sue Carr, of Texas; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary "Bobbie" and Walter Brown and Vickie Little, all of Elizabethton. One granddaughter, two step-granddaughters and a step-grandson also survive.
   At Jerry's request, there will not be a memorial service. Anyone wishing to may make donations to the Mission Fund, West Side Christian Church, 1307 West G. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or cards of condolence may be sent c/o Mary "Bobbie" Brown, 129-4 Townview Estates Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.
  
Kate Nidiffer
   Miss Kate Nidiffer, 99, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the residence of a niece, Mrs. Earl (Kathryn) Collins, 167 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, after a brief illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
  
Clyde T. Roberts Jr.
   Clyde Thomas Roberts Jr., 43, 5164 St. Claire Place, Powder Springs, Ga., died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Roberts was a Honolulu native and had lived in Washington County most of his life. He was a son of Clyde Thomas Sr. and Shirley Ann Kuuleialoha Mahnken Roberts.
   Mr. Roberts was a member of Druid Hills Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He was employed by the federal government as a manager for the Social Security Administration for 22 years.
   He was a 1975 graduate of David Crockett High School, Jonesborough, and a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Ann Ellis Roberts; a brother, Anthony "Tony" Roberts, Northfield, Minn.; a sister, Reece Mahoney Barringer, Jonesborough; a stepsister, Amy Kelly, Johnson City; his stepfather, Howard Hambrick, Johnson City; his stepmother, Martha Roberts, Johnson City; and his maternal grandmother, Louise Mahnken, Honolulu. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ROBERTS -- Funeral services for Clyde Thomas Roberts Jr., 43, 5164 St. Claire Place, Powder Springs, Ga., who died Saturday, March 31, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jon Spencer, Pastor Aaron Rayburn and Pastor Eric Godfrey officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Stan Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Joe McPherson, Tom McPherson, Bill McPherson, Jack Bolus, Eric Dillenbeck and Allen Burleson. Honorary pallbearers will be James Baskin, Mark Julian, Pierce Nelson, Johnathan Sangster, Gary McNay, Raul Machado, Mike Berlin, Tommy Morris and Tom Leahy. The family received friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. A trust is currently being set for Infant Roberts and will be announced at a later date. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
Maude Stevens
   Mrs. Maude Stevens, 90, Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of Route 1, Hampton, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at the Center.
   Mrs. Stevens was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John and Ora Whitehead Simerly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dana Stevens.
   Mrs. Stevens was a retired employee of the Bemberg Corporation and a member of Rittertown Baptist Church.
   Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Marie Whitehead, Roan Mountain.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STEVENS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Stevens, 90, Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of Route 1, Hampton, who died Monday, April 2, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Coonse officiating. Kathy Whitehead will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Largent Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Jamie Matheson, Greg Winters, Rick Cates, Lonnie Cates, Tony Whitehead, R.C. Hughes and Jerry Cole. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Odom, Ford Townsend, Bill Street, Bill Cates, the Rev. Roy Cates and Harold Matheson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 3, 2001

Clyde Hurt Jr.

   Clyde Hurt Jr., 89, 1211 Meadowview Avenue, Johnson City, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Hurt was a native of Marion, N.C., and the son of the late Daniel Hurt and Mattie Mathes Hurt. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Willie Arnold Hurt, in 1994; three sons, Jimmy Lee, Kenneth D. and Joe E. Hurt; a great-granddaughter, Jackie M. Fields; six sisters, Anna Hurt Dilliger, Mary Hurt Edward, Mattie Hurt Ledford, Nan Hurt Gardner, Esther Hurt Shuffler and Alice Hurt Shuffler; and three brothers, Jimmy Lee, Charlie and Hiram Hurt.
   Mr. Hurt had lived in Johnson City since 1928. He was a former employee of Klopman Mills and the Artcraft Glove Company and a retired employee of the Leon Ferenbach Company in the Quality Control division. He was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Woodby and Elizabeth Cross, both of Johnson City, Judy Phillips, Unicoi, and Linda Stanley, Watauga; two sons, Eugene Hurt, Johnson City, and Paul Hurt, of the home; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren, Matthew and Johnathan Harless, both of Piney Flats. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HURT -- Funeral services for Clyde Hurt Jr., 89, 1211 Meadowview Avenue, Johnson City, who died Sunday, April 1, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the South Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Paul Crowe and the Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service at 8 p.m. Tuesday. A committal service is to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Friends and family are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the deacons of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Paul Woodby, Jimmy Phillips, Bill Stanley and Butch Cross. Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Woodby and Elizabeth Cross, both of Johnson City, Judy Phillips, Unicoi, and Linda Stanley, Watauga; two sons, Eugene Hurt, Johnson City, and Paul Hurt, of the home; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, Matthew and Johnathan Harless, both of Piney Flats; two daughters-in-law, Beverly Hurt and Debbie Hurt, both of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews; and special friends dear to Mr. Hurt: Elmer and Ruth Fox, Bill and Sylvia Shankle, Mr. Sherman McInturff and Pastor Aaron and Leanna Morgan. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby R. Oliver

   Bobby Ray Oliver, 55, 125 Green Acres Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Oliver was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Fornie and Pauline Myers Oliver.
   Mr. Oliver was retired due to disability from Mapes Piano String Company after 17 years of service. He was a member of Fellowship Community Church and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
   Survivors include his wife, Patricia LaPierre Oliver; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Trisha Bobbie Lee, of the home, Kristie Bishop and Princess and Billy Collins, all of Elizabethton, and Julie and Daryl Keller, Sandstone, Minn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Edward "Pookie" Ensor, Elizabethton; a brother, Jerry "Phil" Oliver, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Savannah Mays and Katie Bishop; and four grandsons, Jacob, Jerrie, Travis and Trever Keller, all of Sandstone, Minn. One niece also survives.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   OLIVER -- Funeral services for Bobby Ray Oliver, 55, 125 Green Acres Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, April 1, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Fellowship Community Church, Watauga, with the Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Teresa Range and Rick Sweeney will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday and also at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, will be Steve Vannoy, Bobby Mottern, Tracy Humphrey, Richard Ellis, Raymond Perkinson and Gregg Visser. Honorary pallbearers will be Employees of the Department of Human Services and Foster Care, the Staff of Mountain Empire Radiation Group, the Staff of McLeod Cancer and Blood Center of East Tennessee, Management and Employees of Mapes Piano, Employees of Wilson Pharmacy, the Staff of Heathspan Home Care, Employees of CVS Pharmacy, his special friend Susan Holly, his special nurse Lacey, and his church family. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fellowship Community Church. Friends may also call at his 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.

Maude Stevens

   Mrs. Maude Stevens, 90, 146 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

April 1-2, 2001

Howard D. Brown

   Howard Dudley "Deter" Brown, 56, 209 Okolona Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Brown was a native of Bristol, Va., and a son of the late Aldophus Monroe Brown Sr. and Edith Wilson Manuel Brown. He was also preceded in death by a son, David Wayne Brown.
   Mr. Brown had lived most of his life in Carter County. He attended Happy Valley High School. He was a carpenter and construction worker and attended the Cove Creek Presbyterian Church, Roan Mountain.
   Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Brown Estep, Elizabethton, and Tessa Bennett, Johnson City; three brothers, Sonny Brown, Lubbock, Texas, Alex Brown and Trea Brown, both of Johnson City; and two grandchildren, Christopher Estep and Casey Estep; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Norma Bennett.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BROWN -- Graveside services for Howard Dudley "Deter" Brown, 56, 209 Okolona Road, Johnson City, who died Saturday, March 31, 2001, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Daniel Blevins and Mr. Rusty Wishon officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday, will be James Estep, Billy Mottern, Claude Barnett, Charlie Lawson, Tony Lawson and Oscar Osborne. Honorary pallbearers will be Stanley Whittington, Raymond Osborne, Ronnie Mottern, Randy Harrison and Tony Humphrey. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph C. Eggers

   Joseph Clyde "Hud" Eggers, 70, 355 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 29, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Eggers was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Charles Preston and Minnie Maines Eggers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eula Lee Eggers, January 1, 1998, a brother, Charles Butch Eggers, and a sister, Bonnie Ruth Dickie.
   Mr. Eggers attended Westerly Heights Baptist Church and was a retired employee of American Water Heater Company.
   Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Smitley, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, Calif., and Debbie Jean Maney, Elizabethton; two sons, Joe Eggers and Ronnie Blevins, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Carnie Eggers, Butler; a sister, Frances "Cloe" Riffle, of Ohio; four grandchildren, Benjamin Smitley and Jack Blevins, both of Elizabethton, Anna Smitley and Matthew Smitley, both of Lompoc, Calif.; and a special friend, Wanda Jean Adams.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   EGGERS -- Funeral services for Joseph Clyde "Hud" Eggers, 70, 355 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, March 29, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Birchfield and the Rev. Roger Ball officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Watauga River Boys. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 2, in the Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kelly Bowers, Glen Morrell, Gary Morrell, Jack Blevins, Benjamin Smitley and Matthew Smitley. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne "Bud" Shirley, Lawrence "Hubert" Toney, Dwight Hartley, The Watauga River Boys and all his Bluegrass 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. Friends may also call at the residence, 355 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Bonita C. Henderson

   Mrs. Bonita Collins Henderson, 84, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at the residence of her niece, Charlsie Lyle, 1404 Ridgecrest Road, Johnson City.
   Mrs. Henderson was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late George V. and Fannie Webb Collins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Walter Henderson, June 24, 1987, and by three brothers.
   Mrs. Henderson was employed for a number of years at the Singer Company, Oak Ridge. She was a former member and Past Worthy Matron of the Sweetwater Chapter #381, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Roland J. Henderson, St. Augustine, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, G.V. "Cap" and Patsy Collins, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Roland J. Henderson, Kimberly Kathleen Cox and her husband, James Cox, Michelle Hopkins and her husband, Tom Hopkins, and Becky Henderson; two great-grandchildren, Zachery Cox and Kaley Cox; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Mildred Schroeder, Sweetwater, Tenn.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HENDERSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bonita Collins Henderson, 84, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, who died Friday, March 30, 2001, at the residence of her niece, Charlsie Lyle, 1404 Ridgecrest Road, Johnson City, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, Tenn., with the Rev. Anderson McCulley officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Westview Cemetery, Sweetwater. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Elizabethton, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home in Sweetwater. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Morris

   Clyde Morris, 80, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at his home in Johnson City after a lengthy illness.
   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Virginia Cole Morris; a daughter, JoAnne Morris, Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Terry Lane, Watauga, Margaret and Scott Chatham, Conover, N.C., and Carrie and Alan Koontz, Winston-Salem, N.C. Nine grandchildren also survive.
   A private memorial service is planned. Memorials may be made to the Patient Assistance Fund, c/o Dr. A.K. Sen, 1406 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, Tenn. 37745.
   Snyder's Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, (423) 477-7911, (423) 239-5671, is in charge of all arrangements.

Brian J. Sifferd

   Brian James Sifferd, 18, 241 Opekiska Street, Erwin, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at his residence.
   Brian was a native of Johnson City, having lived his life in Erwin. He was the son of Andy Sifferd, Erwin, and Shirley Gendro Nelson, Elizabethton. He was a member of the Senior Class of Unicoi County High School and a member of the Golf Club.
   He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Joseph A. Sifferd Jr.; his paternal grandfather, Jack Sifferd Sr.; two uncles, Chip Sifferd and Ray Gendro; and a cousin, Jason Sifferd.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Teah Sifferd, Erwin; his paternal grandmother, Shirley Britton Sifferd, Erwin; his maternal grandmother, Judy Gendro, Elizabethton; his maternal grandfather, Bill McClain, Bakersville, Calif.; three uncles, Chuck Sifferd, Erwin, Brian Gendro, Temusula, Calif., and David Gendro, Lebanon, Ore.; two aunts, Terry Hanson and her husband, Ron, Maryville, and Libby Williams and her husband, Keith, Erwin; and several cousins including Kim Moore, Kingsport, Niki Hanson, Maryville, and Joseph Sifferd, Nashville.
   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SIFFERD -- Funeral services for Brian James Sifferd, 18, 241 Opekiska Street, Erwin, who died Thursday, March 29, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home with the Rev. John Kuhne and the Rev. Tim Bennett officiating. Vocal selections will be provided by Mark Lafever. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Rice, Lewis Kirk, Michael Morrow, Marcus White, Matthew Shelton and Andy McInturff. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at vfhome@preferred.com. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Brian James Sifferd through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley

Delcie V. Butler

   Mrs. Delcie V. Butler, 91, 916 Nave Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Hillview Health Center.
   Mrs. Butler was a native of Clintwood, Va., and a daughter of the late Ulysses G. and Lucy Ellen Newberry Vanover. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Butler, December 2, 1985, two daughters, Jacquline Ivester and Mildred Perry, and a son, George Butler Jr.
   Mrs. Butler had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Ann Depew, Elizabethton, and two sisters, Alta Hay, Elizabethton, and Madge Taylor, Lebanon, Va. Eighteen grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BUTLER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Delcie V. Butler, 91, 916 Nave Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, April 1, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Howard Messer and the Rev. Bob Polk officiating. Mrs. Alecia Holder will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Johnny Holder, Wayne Ivester, Matthew Kuiatkowski, Brad Headrick, Mike Hardin and Grady Holder. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Hillview Health Center, Dr. Robert Walter and her special friend, Joyce Julian. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Ann Depew, 213 Cedar Avenue, Apt. #11, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth S. Cottrell

   Mrs. Ruth Shoun Cottrell, 90, of Asbury Center, Johnson City, formerly of 406 West "F" Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Asbury Center.
   Mrs. Cottrell was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Clyde R. and Matilda Buckles Shoun.
   Mrs. Cottrell received a Bachelor of Science and Master's degrees in Education from East Tennessee State University. She was a retired teacher and principal with the Carter County and Elizabethton City schools for 41 years.
   She was a former member and officer of the Elizabethton Business and Professional Women's Club and the Elizabethton Woman's Club and a member of the Carter County Retired Teachers Association and the Tennessee Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton and taught the Young Peoples Class for 20 years.
   Survivors include a cousin, Haynes Elliott, Elizabethton, and special friends, Paul and Margie Cover, Elizabethton, and James and Ellen Goff, Orlando, Fla.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   COTTRELL -- A graveside service for Mrs. Ruth Shoun Cottrell, 90, of Asbury Center, Johnson City, formerly of 406 West "F" Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, March 31, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Monday. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Bobby Oliver

   Bobby Oliver, 55, 125 Green Acres Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Mae B. Willis

   Mae B. Willis, 92, County Road 7060, Flippin, Ark., died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Baxter County Memorial Hospital, Mountain Home, Ark., following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Willis was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charlie and Minnie Cox Barnett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Willis, and by several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Willis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include two sons, Bob Willis and Harold Dean Willis, both of Flippin, Ark.; a daughter, Alma Jean Snell, Mt. Dora, Fla.; a brother, Charles Barnett, Johnson City; and two sisters, Grace Stocton and Crystal Jarrett, both of Roan Mountain. Twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WILLIS -- Funeral services for Mae B. Willis, 92, County Road 7060, Flippin, Ark., who died Friday, March 30, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Roger Stocton officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Tipton Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the Rhododendron Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address <tfhome@preferred.com>. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

John W. Young

   John W. Young, 71, 339 Austin Springs Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Young was a native of Rogersville and had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was a son of the late Leon T. Herrington and Edith Lee Manis Young.
   Mr. Young retired after a career in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Wayside Baptist Church and the East Tennessee Walking Horse Association and the Walking Horse Owners Association.
   Survivors include his wife, Shirley Young; two daughters, Tisa A. Scott, Watauga, and Loretta L. Henegar, Marion, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Crystal A. Scott, Jessica T. Henegar and Dakota Z. Scott.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   YOUNG -- Funeral services for John W. Young, 71, 339 Austin Springs Road, Johnson City, who died Saturday, March 31, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, from the Morris-Baker Funeral Home North Chapel with the Rev. Steve Hillman officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Howard Coleman, Burton Kesee, M.C. Rogers, Ben Treadway, Sanders Ledford, Larry Scott and Freddie Smalling. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Baptist Church, 2516 Watauga Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.