April 30, 2001

Evelyn Donnelly

  Mrs. Evelyn Donnelly, 84, 256 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, died suddenly Sunday, April 29, 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. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Violet N. Hall

  Violet Nave Hall, 401 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Hall was a native of Carter County and the daugher of the late Vern and Nellie Frazier Nave. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Hall, June 28, 1979, a son, Michael Allen Hall, June 10, 1986, and two brothers, Denver Nave and Dale Nave.
  Mrs. Hall was of the Christian faith and was a former employee of Wright's Bakery.
  Survivors include a sister, Juanita Warren, of the home; a brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Frances Nave, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Allen Brooks Hall, Jonesborough, and Michael Raymond Hall, Elizabethton; and special friends, Mrs. Lynn Bowers, Elizabethton, and Jackie and James McElyea, Jonesborough. 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

  HALL -- Graveside services for Violet Nave Hall, 401 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 28, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Mr. Richard Moorehouse, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Allen Hall, Michael Hall, Ron Nave and James McElyea. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence, 401 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast TN Chapter, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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.

Mary Hutchins

  Miss Mary Hutchins, 84, 100 Stalling Lane, Erwin, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
  Miss Hutchins was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Jess and Celie Wilcox Hutchins. She was also preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.
  Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Mary Hutchins, Charlotte, N.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Floyd Tapp, Unicoi; and a special friend, Edith Hawkins, Unicoi,
  Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

  HUTCHINS -- Funeral services for Miss Mary Hutchins, 84, 100 Stalling Lane, Erwin, who died Saturday, April 28, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Jones Cemetery, Unicoi. The family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. 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 sister, Mrs. Nancy Tapp, 448 Sciota Road, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

Naomi Matherly

  Naomi Matherly, 76, 701 Sink Valley Road, Butler, died Monday morning, April 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Genevieve E. Price

  MADISON, W.Va. -- Genevieve Eastep Price, 81, a lifelong resident of Madison, died Friday, April 27, 2001, following a short illness.
  Mrs. Price was born February 14, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Jess and Clayte Eastep and was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray C. Price, three grandchildren, Ashley and Aaron Price and Nicole Styers, a sister, Irene Bender, and a brother, Jess Eastep Jr.
  Mrs. Price was a member of the Madison United Methodist Church where she formerly taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Madison Junior Women's Club, Wildwood Garden Club, and Flowermore Garden Club. She was a homemaker.
  Survivors include three daughters, Sandra P. Casteel, Elizabethton, Tenn., Linda L. Price, Dunbar, and Mrs. David (Wilma) Styers, Camp Creek and Princeton; two sons, Lloyd D. Price, St. Albans, and the Rev. Gary R. Price, Akron, Ohio; five sisters, Patsy McCollum, E. Alton, Ill., Peggy McCormick, Ripley, Hazel McCollum and Dessie Kinder, both of Ridgeview, and Pauline Miller, St. Albans; two brothers, Harry Eastep, Boynton Beach, Fla., and Phillip E. Eastep, Ridgeview; 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a special lifelong friend, Margaret Midkiff Buchko, Marmet; and a special nephew, Austin Price, Madison.
  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Handley Funeral Home in Danville. A celebration of Mrs. Price's life will be shared by family and friends at 7 p.m. There will be a private graveside service at Boone Memorial Park in Madison on Monday, April 30.
  Handley Funeral Home, Box 175, Danville, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Gary W. Shankle

  BAKER CITY, Ore. -- Gary Wayne Shankle, 58, of Baker City, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
  Mr. Shankle was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and a longtime resident of Baker City. He was the owner of Carter's Natural Foods for many years and was also an employee of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation.
  Mr. Shankle was preceded in death by his father, Frank Chad Shankle; his grandparents, Elbert and Ethel Raines Shankle and Robert and Maggie Lipps Peters; a niece, Katrina Kay Blair; and a nephew, Rodney Lynn Shankle.
  Survivors include his wife, Niki Shankle, Baker City; his mother, Martha Whitt and stepfather, Ivan "Jim" Whitt, Benton City, Wash.; a son, Wesley Shankle, Frankfort, Ky.; three daughters and a son-in-law, Desi Bloom, Tonya and Paul Stlefvater and Michelle Shankle, all of Baker City; two stepsons, Peter Papadopoulos, of California, and George Papadopoulos, Vancouver, Canada; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry D. and Ila Shankle, Fruitland, Idaho, Phillip R. and Marilyn Shankle, Lacey, Wash., and Norman E. and Mary Shankle, Weiser, Idaho; four sisters, Brenda C. Rohner and Theresa S. Shankle, both of Prosser, Wash., Doris "Faye" Shankle, Hermiston, and Kathy D. Baker, West Richland, Wash.; five grandchildren, Sasha Bloom, Andrea Tucker, Dakota Birch and Ethan Miller, all of Baker City, and Jordan Shankle, Frankfort, Ky.; and his former wives and mothers of his children, Carolyn Logsdon and Charlotte Thomason, both of Baker City. Many aunts and uncles in Tennessee, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
Funeral services and interment were held Saturday, April 28, in Baker City, Ore.
  Grays's West & Co., Pioneer Chapel, Baker City, Ore., (541) 523-3677, was in charge of arrangements.

Maude Sharp

  Miss Maude Sharp, 90, 121 Christian Church Road, Gray, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Miss Sharp was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late James K. Sharp Jr. and Lena Morrell Sharp. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Leota Sharp Hammett and Mabel Langridge, and a brother, Charles W. Sharp.
  Miss Sharp had lived a number of years in Washington County. She was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church.
  Survivors include three brothers and two sisters-in-law, George B. Sharp and Jim and Becky Sharp, all of Elizabethton, and Karl and Sue Sharp, Johnson City; a brother-in-law, Howard Langridge, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Betty Lacy, Elizabethton.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

  SHARP -- Graveside services and interment for Miss Maude Sharp, 90, 121 Christian Church Road, Gray, who died Friday, April 27, 2001, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Boones Creek Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Active pallbearers were Randy Lacy, David Lacy, Thornton Lacy, Lewis Markham, Jerry Hyder and Kelly Sharp. Honorary pallbearers were Nile Bowman, John A. Hawkins, Fred Harwood, Paul Onks, Judy and Victor Deloach and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Lambert V. Sorrell

  Lambert V. Sorrell, 89, 509 S. Second Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness.
  Mr. Sorrell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Manley Eugene and Myrtle Lambert Sorrell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Fox Sorrell, and by a brother and a sister.
  Mr. Sorrell was a retired mechanical engineer of the Raytheon Corporation with 30 years of service and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
  Survivors include a son, David L. Sorrell, of the home; three daughters, Carol Ellington, Bristol, Brenda Clarke, Johnson City, and Shannon Sorrell, Stanford, Fla.; three brothers, Lon Sorrell, Winston-Salem, N.C., Luther Sorrell and Lewis Sorrell, both of Ocala, Fla.; and two sisters, Lorraine Baker, Elizabethton, and Luella Leonard, Hampton. Ten grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  SORRELL -- Funeral services for Lambert V. Sorrell, 89, 509 S. Second Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 26, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Peterson, Harold Matherly and Jimmy Bowling. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Margaret P. Sword

  ABINGDON, Va. -- Mrs. Margaret Perkins Sword, 63, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
  Mrs. Sword was a native of Bristol, Tenn., and had lived most of her life in the Piney Flats, Tenn., area. She had been a member of several of the area Churches of Christ and was presently a member of the Abingdon Church of Christ. She had been employed as an admissions clerk at Johnson City Specialty Hospital.
  Mrs. Sword was preceded in death by her first husband, Odis Perkins.
Survivors include her husband, Curtis M. Sword, Abingdon; a son, Anthony Perkins, Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Tina P. and Jack Rogers, Germantown, Tenn.; two stepsons, Daryl Sword, Bristol, Tenn., and Brian Sword, Abingdon; two brothers, Luther Reece, Piney Flats, Tenn., and James Reece, Hendersonville, N.C.; three sisters, Vada Wells, Sevierville, Tenn., Mary Pearl Phillips, Abingdon, and Velma Cohen, Middleburg, Va.; four grandchildren, Lauren Rogers, Benjamin Rogers, Anna Rogers and Matthew Rogers; and three stepgrandchildren, Jennifer Hale, Brad Hale and Caroline Sword.
  Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, Va., (540) 623-2700, is serving the family of Mrs. Margaret Perkins Sword.

  SWORD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Perkins Sword, 63, of Abingdon, Va., who died Friday, April 27, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Abingdon Church of Christ with Mr. Wayne Miller and Mr. Bill Haywood, ministers, officiating. Interment will follow in the Edgefield Cemetery, Piney Flats. The family received friends Sunday at Farris Funeral Home. The casket will remain open at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, Va., (540) 623-2700, is serving the family of Mrs. Margaret Perkins Sword.

Lois S. Whittington

  JOHNSON CITY -- Lois Shipley Whittington, 90, formerly of Boones Creek, died Monday morning, April 30, 2001, at Appalachian Christian Village Nursing Home.
  Survivors include a daughter, Betty Timbs, 800 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, and Glen Whittington, Johnson City.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

Viola S. Woodson

  Viola Sydney Woodson, 58, 1677 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Woodson was a native of Manassas, Va., and the daughter of Laurel Vance Sutton, Manassas, Va., and the late Mary Kinechloe Sutton.
  Mrs. Woodson was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors, in addition to her father, include three sons, Leonard Walker, DeSota, Mo., Paul Walker, Smyrna, Tenn., and Walt Walker, Athens, Ga.; three sisters, Ida Gold, Elizabethton, Mary Pettis, Steven City, Va., and Nancy Lynch, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Vance E. Sutton, Front Royal, Va.; two half-sisters, Lorraine Selecman and Annabelle Groover, both of Woodbridge, Va.; a half-brother, Henry Holmes, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two grandsons; a granddaughter; a nephew, Robert Rose, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and two nieces, Amy Kingsbury, San Antonio, Texas, and Gina Sutton, Front Royal, Va.
  Private disposition will be held at a later date.
  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. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

April 27, 2001

Shannon M. Bowers

  Miss Shannon M. Bowers, 45, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, and formerly of 392 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  Miss Bowers was a native of Carter County and a member of the Hunter First Baptist Church.
  Survivors include her parents, Murrell and Mary Bowers Nidiffer, Elizabethton; a sister, Teresa Vermillion, Naples, Fla.; a brother, Odell Bowers, Elizabethton; and a niece, Heather Vermillion, Naples, Fla.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  BOWERS -- Funeral services for Miss Sharon M. Bowers, 45, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, and formerly of 392 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 26, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Burl Garland and the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bob Woods, Bob Rouse, Willard Bowers, Wes Grindstaff, Steve Markland, Bob Campbell and Cecil Huff. Honorary pallbearers will be the Doctors and Nursing Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, may make donations in memory of Miss Bowers to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of the parents, Murrell and Mary Bowers Nidiffer, 392 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, 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.

Maude Sharp

  Mrs. Maude Sharp, 650 Fox Meadow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Lambert V. Sorrell

  Lambert V. Sorrell, 90, 509 Second Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Hospital at Mountain Home.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Christeen L. Stamper

  Mrs. Christeen L. Stamper, 75, 1226 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Stamper was a native of Elliott, Ky., and had resided in Carter County since 1980. She was the daughter of the late Ruben and Amanda Cox McDaniel and was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Mrs. Stamper was a homemaker and attended Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ.
  Survivors include her husband, James D. Stamper, of the home; a daughter, Phyllis Phillips, Elizabethton; and five grandchildren, Charles M. Phillips, Brandon Phillips and Shannon Phillips, all of Elizabethton, Michelle Lloyd, Telford, and Shawn Hodge, Johnson City. Eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  STAMPER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Christeen L. Stamper, 75, 1226 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ with Mr. Donny Reagan, minister, officiating. Music will be by Harry Reagan and Lynual Younce, soloists. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Brandon Phillips, Shannon Phillips, Charles Phillips, Tim Lloyd, Jeff Hodge and Kyle Bowling. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ and the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Phyllis Phillips, 2773 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

April 26, 2001

Gregory J. Gabinet


   Gregory J. Gabinet, 72, 616 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a sudden illness.
   Mr. Gabinet was a native of Baltimore, Md., and had resided in Carter County since 1966. He was the son of the late John and Anna Summers Gabinet.
   Mr. Gabinet was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 30 years of service. He attended First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include his wife, Marjorie McMahan Gabinet, of the home; a son, Paul G. Gabinet, of the home; a stepson, Renaine Julian, Leesburg, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Geanine Julian Brown, Baltimore, Md.; a brother, James Gabinet, Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Mary G. Holt, Baltimore, Md.; and six grandchildren, Ricky Brown, Randy Brown, Kimberly Brown Daye, Renaine Julian Jr., Wade David Julian and Denise Julian. Thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   GABINET -- Private services of entombment for Gregory J. Gabinet, 72, 616 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, will be conducted Thursday, April 26, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Rodney Wireline, minister, officiating. Classical music will be selected by the family. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence, 616 West "G" Street, Elizabethton, at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shepherd's Inn (A Community Shelter for the Homeless and Victims of Domestic Violence), P.O. Box 2214, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.

Jack R. Hathaway

   Jack R. Hathaway, 78, 919 S. Second Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an unexpected illness.
   Mr. Hathaway was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Hobart and Elizabeth Holly Hathaway. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Hathaway and Jimmy Hathaway.
   Mr. Hathaway was a retired employee of the Tennessee State Department of Employment Security and was of the Christian faith. He was a United States Air Force Veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Juanita Deloach Hathaway, of the home; three daughters, Ann Shurgin and Sue Zebrowski, both of Houston, Texas, and Melinda Hathaway, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Margaret Manley, Elizabethton; four brothers, Terry Hathaway and Earl Hathaway, both of Florida, Tony Hathaway, Elizabethton, and Burl Hathaway, of Indiana; and four grandchildren, Miriam Zebrowski, Rachael Zebrowski and Joshua Shurgin, all of Houston, Texas, and Sarah Shurgin, Austin, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HATHAWAY -- Funeral services for Jack R. Hathaway, 78, 919 S. Second Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Dennis Carrico, minister, officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, in the Chambers Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Hathaway, Richard Gunther, Richard John Gunther Jr., Alan Shurgin, Michael Zebrowski, Robert Johnson, Harold Deloach and Todd Welch. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 919 S. Second Street, Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Tri-City Airport, Room 121, Blountville, Tenn. 37617. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
Goldia B. Hyder

   Mrs. Goldia Bernice Gouge Hyder, 83, 4010 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at the residence of a daughter, Gladys Hathaway, after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Hyder was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Lige and Cordia McKinney Gouge. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Martin Hyder, two sons, Jack Hyder and J.H. Hyder, and two daughters, Nita Bennett and Helen Hyder.
   Mrs. Hyder was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Limestone Cove.
   Survivors include eight daughters and six sons-in-law, Gladys Hathaway and Dale Roberts and Hattie and Eugene Bell, all of Unicoi, Mary and Paul Vance, Hampton, Armeta and Norman Ringman, Addison, Mich., Mae Berry, Unicoi, Madgie Gilbert, Johnson City, Jewel and Raymond Odom, Bakersville, N.C., and Virgie and Leslie Dutton, Millville, N.J.; a special daughter-in-law, Helen Hyder, Erwin; three sisters, Sally Kyker and Georgia Francis, both of Jonesborough, and Lena Mae Plank, Bluff City; and two brothers, Roy Gouge and Fred Gouge, both of Jonesborough. Twenty-nine grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HYDER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Goldia Bernice Gouge Hyder, 83, 4010 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, who died Monday, April 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Stockton, the Rev. Dallas Gregg, the Rev. James Hamm and the Rev. Estel Williams officiating. Music will be provided by the Limestone Cove Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, in the Hyder Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday, will be Eric Davis, Estel Waycaster, Kyle Vance, Steve Bell, Jimmy Bell, David Bell, Helen Burrell and Sandra Woodby. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Beals, Jimmy Davis, Clyde Fredericks, Theodore Morrow, Ronald Hyder, Ricky Hyder, Randy Hyder, Ronnie Hyder, the staff of Unicoi County Home Health, employees of Quality Care Rescue Squad and members of the Limestone Cove Volunteer Fire Department. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Gladys Hathaway, 4010 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Hyder to the Limestone Cove Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Jimmy Bell, 520 Odom Road, Unicoi, Tenn. 37692. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James M. McKeehan

   James M. McKeehan, 77, 2113 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. McKeehan was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Luther Clyde and Bertha Dugger McKeehan, and a stepson of the late Laura Sims McKeehan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Cozette Loveless McKeehan, in 1979, and a brother, Basil McKeehan.
   Mr. McKeehan was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Larry Lane, Johnson City; five sisters, Ruth Gouge, Johnson City, Joyce Pickering, Gray, Charlotte McKeehan and Geraldine McKeehan, both of Elizabethton, and Lois Willette, Fairhope, Ala.; three brothers, Edwin McKeehan, Roswell, Ga., Luther McKeehan and Donald McKeehan, both of Elizabethton; and a grandson and his wife, Chad and Nancy Lane, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   McKEEHAN -- Funeral services for James M. McKeehan, 77, 2113 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. C.W. Snodgrass and the Rev. Harold Campbell officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir, Steve Vannoy and Audrey Taylor. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. 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 Clyde Hodge, Chet Bageant, Richard Loveless, Darrell Bowers, Audrey Taylor, Stewart Blackburn, Steve Vannoy and Ray Loveless. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Hyder, Bill Davis, The Praying Mountain Men, the Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Zion Baptist Church, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Zion Baptist Church. 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.

April 25, 2001

M.L. Buchanan

  M.L. Buchanan, 64, 104 Burrow Lane, Renfro Trailer Park, Biltmore Community, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Monday, April 23, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mr. Buchanan was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Earl and Blanche Holloway Buchanan.
  Mr. Buchanan was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.
  Survivors include four sisters, Charlotte Nidiffer Ray, Elizabethton, Lily Jackie Perry, Bluff City, Jerri Buchanan, of South Carolina, and Katheryn Smith, Taylorsville, N.C.; and a brother, James W. Buchanan, Lenoir, N.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

  BUCHANAN -- Graveside services for M.L. Buchanan, 64, 104 Burrow Lane, Renfro Trailer Park, Biltmore Community, Elizabethton, who died Monday, April 23, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. 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.

Betty N. Deel

  Betty Naomi Deel, 58, 217 Toll Branch Spur, Johnson City, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Deel was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Roscoe G. and Beulah Franklin Barnes and was also preceded in death by her husband, John H. Deel, in 1986.
  Mrs. Deel was a member of the North Street Church of Jesus Christ and was a seamstress for Dockerys.
  Survivors include a son, Roscoe J. Deel, stationed on the U.S.S. Kittyhawk out of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters, Brenda L. Deel and Sandra Ann Deel, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a sister, Lorena Douglas, Johnson City. Six 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.

  DEEL -- Funeral services for Betty Naomi Deel, 58, 217 Toll Branch Spur, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 23, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Pastor Helen Tolly officiating. Interment will follow at Washington County Memorial Gardens. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack R. Hathaway

  Jack R. Hathaway, 76, 919 S. Second Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an unexpected illness.
  Mr. Hathaway was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Hobart and Elizabeth Holly Hathaway. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Hathaway and Jimmy Hathaway.
  Mr. Hathaway was a retired employee of the Tennessee State Department of Employment Security and was of the Christian faith. He was a United States Air Force Veteran of World War II.
  Survivors include his wife, Juanita Deloach Hathaway, of the home; three daughters, Ann Shurgin and Sue Zebrowski, both of Houston, Texas, and Melinda Hathaway, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Margaret Manley, Elizabethton; four brothers, Terry Hathaway and Earl Hathaway, both of Florida, Tony Hathaway, Elizabethton, and Burl Hathaway, of Indiana; and four grandchildren, Miriam Zebrowski, Rachael Zebrowski and Joshua Shurgin, all of Houston, Texas, and Sarah Shurgin, Austin, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  HATHAWAY -- Funeral services for Jack R. Hathaway, 76, 919 S. Second Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Hathawa-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Dennis Carrico, minister, officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, in the Chambers Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Hathaway, Richard Gunther, Richard John Gunther Jr., Alan Shurgin, Michael Zebrowski, Robert Johnson, Harold Deloach and Todd Welch. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 919 S. Second Street, Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Tri-City Airport, Room 121, Blountville, Tenn. 37617. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Goldia B. Hyder

  Mrs. Goldia Bernice Gouge Hyder, 83, 4010 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at the residence of a daughter, Gladys Hathaway, after an extended illness.
  Mrs. Hyder was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Lige and Cordia McKinney Gouge. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Martin Hyder, two sons, Jack Hyder and J.H. Hyder, and two daughters, Nita Bennett and Helen Hyder.
Mrs. Hyder was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Limestone Cove.
  Survivors include eight daughters and six sons-in-law, Gladys Hathaway and Dale Roberts and Hattie and Eugene Bell, all of Unicoi, Mary and Paul Vance, Hampton, Armeta and Norman Ringman, Addison, Mich., Mae Berry, Unicoi, Madgie Gilbert, Johnson City, Jewel and Raymond Odom, Bakersville, N.C., and Virgie and Leslie Dutton, Millville, N.J.; and a special daughter-in-law, Helen Hyder, Erwin. Twenty-nine grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  HYDER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Goldia Bernice Gouge Hyder, 83, 4010 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, who died Monday, April 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Stockton, the Rev. Dallas Gregg, the Rev. James Hamm and the Rev. Estel Williams officiating. Music will be provided by the Limestone Cove Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, in the Hyder Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday, will be Eric Davis, Estel Waycaster, Kyle Vance, Steve Bell, Jimmy Bell, David Bell, Helen Burrell and Sandra Woodby. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Beals, Jimmy Davis, Clyde Fredericks, Theodore Morrow, Ronald Hyder, Ricky Hyder, Randy Hyder, the staff of Unicoi County Home Health, employees of Quality Care Rescue Squad and members of the Limestone Cove Volunteer Fire Department. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Gladys Hathaway, 4010 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Hyder to the Limestone Cove Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Jimmy Bell, 520 Odom Road, Unicoi, Tenn. 37692. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James M. McKeehan

  James M. McKeehan, 77, 2113 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mr. McKeehan was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Luther Clyde and Bertha Dugger McKeehan, and a stepson of the late Laura Sims McKeehan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Cozette Sanders McKeehan, in 1979, and a brother, Basil McKeehan.
  Mr. McKeehan was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Larry Lane, Johnson City; five sisters, Ruth Gouge, Johnson City, Joyce Pickering, Gray, Charlotte McKeehan and Geraldine McKeehan, both of Elizabethton, and Lois Willette, Fairhope, Ala.; three brothers, Edwin McKeehan, Roswell, Ga., Luther McKeehan and Donald McKeehan, both of Elizabethton; and a grandson and his wife, Chad and Nancy Lane, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  McKEEHAN -- Funeral services for James M. McKeehan, 77, 2113 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. C.W. Snodgrass and the Rev. Harold Campbell officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir, Steve Vannoy and Audrey Taylor. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. 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 Clyde Hodge, Chet Bageant, Richard Loveless, Darrell Bowers, Audrey Taylor, Stewart Blackburn, Steve Vannoy and Ray Loveless. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Hyder, Bill Davis, The Praying Mountain Men, the Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Zion Baptist Church, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Zion Baptist Church. 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.

Joshua Tolley

  Joshua Tolley, 77, Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of 738 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mr. Tolley was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Dempsey and Lodema Tolley. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Vistia Woodby, and two brothers, Caleb Tolley and Cleophias Tolley.
  Mr. Tolley was a retired farmer. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith and attended the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two sisters, Bertha Woodby and Mae Woodby, both of Hampton; a special sister-in-law, Kate Tolley, Hampton; two special nieces, Dorothy Williams and Karen Smith, both of Hampton, and several other nieces and nephews.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  TOLLEY -- Funeral services for Joshua Tolley, 77, Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of 738 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, who died Monday, April 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Stout and the Rev. Dexter Brummitt officiating. Music will be provided by the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Woodby Family Cemetery, Piney Grove Road, Hampton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, will be Ernest Woodby, Paul Woodby, C.L. Woodby, Romily Woodby, Ross Woodby, Jimmy Woodby and Robert Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Hyder, Dennis Clark, Larry Tolley, Ray Tolley, George Stanley, Steve Cochran, Lester Carver and Reynolds Harrison. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his sisters, Bertha and Mae Woodby, 745 Piney Grove Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 24, 2001

Brandon C. Asher

  Brandon Cress Asher, 17, 111 Isaac Lincoln Place, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident.
  Brandon was a native of Carter County and the son of Teresa Nidiffer, 111 Isaac Lincoln Place, Elizabethton.
  Brandon was of the Baptist faith and was a part-time employee of Precipitator Services Group. He was a sophomore at Unaka High School where he served on the Student Council, was a member of the Unaka High School Football and Basketball Teams, and was a member of AAU League Basketball.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister, Danielle Buck, of the home; his maternal grandparents, Carl Nidiffer and Erma Ornduff Nidiffer, both of Elizabethton; three aunts and three uncles, Lisa and Brian Rice, Danny and Teresa Nidiffer, Luke Nidiffer and Ally Nidiffer, all of Elizabethton; cousins, Brittney and Chelsea Nidiffer and Joshua Rice, all of Elizabethton; and very special friends, Terry Taylor, Amanda Henderson, Holly Richardson and Aaron Dugger, all of Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  ASHER -- Funeral services for Brandon Cress Asher, 17, 111 Isaac Lincoln Place, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, April 22, 2001, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Estep and the Rev. Fred Wade officiating. Justin Bowling will read a poem. Music will be provided by Chris Potter, soloist. Entombment will follow the service in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Chris Potter, Brandon Blevins, Jeremy Cook, Justin Bowling, Chris Arnold, Ben Cole, Josh Blevins, Matt Caldwell and John Shaffer. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey Parlier, Kyler Wilson, Antonio Williams, all coaches, football and basketball team members and the student body of Unaka High School. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 111 Isaac Lincoln Place, Elizabethton, 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.

Martin L. Buchanan

  Martin L. Buchanan, 64, 104 Burrow Lane, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 23, 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. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Goldie Hyder

  Mrs. Goldie Hyder, Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at her residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Sarah L. Lambert

  Mrs. Sarah Louise Lambert, 87, 117 West "E" Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Lambert was a native of Caldwell County, N.C., and had resided in Elizabethton since 1982. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Franklin and Mary Emma Barnett Sturgill and was also preceded in death by her husband, James William "Will" Lambert, in 1985, and by a sister and two brothers.
  Mrs. Lambert was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include a son, James C. Lambert, Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce L. Loudermilk, Elizabethton; two sisters, Mrs. Lina Campbell and Mrs. Virginia Pope, both of Lenoir, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Lynn Edward Loudermilk, St. Louis, Mo., Michael Lee Loudermilk, Johnson City, James W. "Billy" Lambert and Mrs. Jackie Barrientos, both of Cleveland, Ohio. Four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  LAMBERT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Louise Lambert, 87, 117 West "E" Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, April 22, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and John Lambert. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Joyce A. Sells

  SYKESVILLE, Md. -- Joyce Ann Sells Nave, 59, of Ellicott City, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at her home after a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Nave was born September 13, 1941 in West Virginia. She was the daughter of Alice Springer Sells, Bluefield, W.Va., and the late Buford Sells. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Pat Sells.
  Mrs. Nave had worked as a bookkeeper for several years and had been a day care provider as well. She was a member of Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church in Clarksville.
  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Robert "Dwight" Nave, Ellicott City; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Dwight Jr. "Bob" and Marian Nave, Kent Island; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherrie Lynn and Mike Rovnan, Ellicott City; two brothers, Jackie "Jack" Sells and Billy Sells, both of Mayberry, W.Va.; and a sister, Carol Faulkner, Floyd, Va. Five grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services were held April 3 in Clarksville. Interment was private.   Those desiring may make memorial donations to Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, Kitchen Fund, P.O. Box 165, Clarksville, MD 21029.
  Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, Sykesville, Md., (410) 795-1400, was in charge of arrangements.

Joshua Tolley

  Joshua Tolley, 77, 1200 Spruce Lane, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Robert J. VanDyke

  Robert Johnson VanDyke, 76, 1613 Burgie Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
  Mr. VanDyke was a native of Washington County and the son of the late Lawrence and Martha Bradshaw VanDyke.
  Mr. VanDyke was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He was a retired self-employed painter.
  Survivors include a son, Bobby Jack VanDyke, Elizabethton, and a brother, John V. VanDyke, of the home. Four grandchildren and one great-grandson also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  VANDYKE -- Graveside funeral services for Robert Johnson VanDyke, 76, 1613 Burgie Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, April 23, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Pierce's Grocery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

April 23, 2001

Brandon Asher

   Brandon Asher, 17, 111 Isaac Lincoln Place, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 22, 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. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Beryl Bowers

   Miss Beryl Bowers, 83, of Hermitage Nursing Home and formerly of 208 West H. Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Miss Bowers was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the daughter of the late Isaac Hyder Brown and Fannie Elizabeth Pierce Bowers. She was also preceded in death by six sisters and three brothers.
   Miss Bowers was of the Baptist Faith. She was a former employee of Bemberg Corporation for 42 years and retired from T.P.I. in Johnson City.
   Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ina Vera Elliott, 115 Tokibe Lane, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins 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
  
   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Miss Beryl Bowers, 83, of Hermitage Nursing Home and formerly of 208 West H. Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 21, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. Music will be under the direction of the New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Bowers Cemetery in the Blue Springs Community. Active pallbearers will be Michael D. Ingram, Allen Boling, John Shattuck, Gerald Buckles, Benny Oliver and Dean Robinson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Ina Vera Elliott, 115 Tokibe Lane, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. 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.
  

Dan L. Gryder

   Dan L. Gryder, 71, 4879 Highway 321, Butler, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Gryder was a native of Washington County but had lived in Carter County for most of his life. He was the son of the late Arlie and Bertha Arnold Gryder and was also preceded in death by his wife, Faye Marlow Gryder, and a son, Jerry Gryder.
   Mr. Gryder was of the Baptist Faith and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 35 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166, and had served on the VFW Honor Guard for many years.
   Survivors include two daughters, Judy Gryder, Butler, and Pam Gryder, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Terry Gryder, Kingsport, and Larry and Wanda Marlow, Hampton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Paul and Pauline Gryder, Hampton, and John R. Gryder, Butler; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Maude Gryder, Butler, and Ida Lu and Howard Campbell, Butler. Six 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
  
   GRYDER -- Funeral services for Dan L. Gryder, 71, 4879 Highway 321, Butler, who died Sunday, April 22, 2001, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Lunsford officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Whitehead Cemetery in Butler with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 4879 Highway 321, Butler, 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.
  

Gene Martin

   Harold Gene Martin, 74, 2005 Elmwood Street, Johnson City, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.
   Mr. Martin was a native of Johnson City and had lived in this area most of his life. He was a son of the late Lloyd and Bonnie Elliott Martin and was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Hambrick Martin, in 1991, a son, Harold Gene Martin Jr., and two sisters, Shirley Cox and Mary Bradley.
   Mr. Martin was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator and had driven a wrecker for Edgehill Wrecker Service. He was a member of Highland Church of Christ.
   Survivors include two sons, Wayne Martin, Johnson City, and Tim Martin, Gray; three daughters, Kay Reese, Unicoi, Sandy Vicars, Johnson City, and Ruth Wilson, Jonesborough; two stepsons, Terry Hambrick, Unicoi, and Gary Hambrick, Jonesborough; two sisters, Mildred Walker, Norfolk, Va., and Lois Smith, Johnson City; and a special friend, Verna Lee Jackson, Johnson City. Ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MARTIN -- Harold Gene Martin, 74, 2005 Elmwood Street, Johnson City, who died Saturday, April 21, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the North Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home with Mr. Byron Paddock officiating. Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Those attending are invited to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3382, Kingsport. Pallbearers will be selected from friends and family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Street, Suite 4, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Austin J. Sams

   EASLEY, S.C. -- Austin Jack Sams, 72, 942 Pope Field Road, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at his home.
   Mr. Sams was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn. He was a son of Carrie Blevins Sams, Elizabethton, and the late Hugh Sams. He was also preceded in death by a son, Chief Petty Officer Armond Sams.
   Mr. Sams retired as a maintenance supervisor with J.P. Stevens Company of Greenville. He was a member of Cove Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mavis Collins Sams, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Carlos R. and Debbie Sams, Marietta, and Martin L. and Cathy Sams, Willis, Texas; and a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie L. and Debbie Aiken, Easley. Eight brothers, five sisters, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Russ officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family is at the residence.
   Robinson Funeral Home, Easley, S.C., (864) 859-4001, is in charge of arrangements.

April 22, 2001

Vivian B. Long

   Mrs. Vivian B. Long, 80, 117 Messimer Lane, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 20, 2001, in the Life Care Center after an extended illness.
   An Asheville, N.C., native, she was a daughter of the late James Burgin and Florence Icenhour Anders. She had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Long, Jr., in 1977 and by an infant son.
   Mrs. Long was a 1938 graduate of the Lee H. Edwards High School, Asheville. She was a former employee of the East Tennessee Undergarment Factory. Mrs. Long was a member of Siam Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Ladies of the Moose.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Diane Long, Elizabethton; and J.B. and Faye Long, Asheville, N.C.; a sister, Ruth Forrest, Raleigh, N.C.; a granddaughter, Kristy Long, Elizabethton; a grandson, Charlie Long, Asheville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LONG -- Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian B. Long, 80, 117 Messimer Lane, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Green Hills Cemetery, Asheville, N.C. A special "Thank You" to the staff of Life Care Center. The family will receive friends from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Diane Long, 117 Messimer Lane, Elizabethton. For those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Long to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Norman J. Roark

   Norman J. "Sarge" Roark, 89, 434 Tollett Street, Hampton, died Friday, April 20, 2001, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, after an extended illness.
   An Ashe County, N.C., native, he was a son of the late Muncey and Edna Farmer Roark. He had lived a number of years in Johnson county before moving to Hampton 26 years ago. Mr. Roark was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald Roark and Norman Roark; one daughter, Carol Toms; two brothers, Emitt Roark and Jonathan Roark; three sisters, Raynoie Farmer, Ava Curd and Maxine Wallen, and a special niece, Ramona Church.
   He was a retired business man. Mr. Roark was a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge No. 243, The Scottish Rite 32nd degree and a member of the Jericho Temple, Kingsport. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2166, Elizabethton. He was a member of Union Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Bessie Arnold Roark; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Marilyn and Ralph Carpenter, Independence, Ky.; Nancy and John Pucci, Johnson City; Tonya and Henry Weaver, Weaverville, N.C.; Teresa Nidiffer, Elizabethton; and Patsy Stransburg, Johnson City; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Joan Roark, Rainbow City, Ala.; one brother, Jerry Roark, Diamond Bar, Calif.; two sisters, Thelma Rothwell, Elkton, Md.; and Dorothy Houghton, Lancaster, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, Jim Foxx, Michael Roark, Eugene Toms and Vicky Heidritch, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; Carol Sue, Denver, Colo.; Vicky Roark, Rainbow City, Ala.; Jennifer Pucci, New York City, N.Y.; Jamie Johnston, Knoxville, Tenn.; Josey Weaver, Weaverville, N.C.; Kathy Toms, Warren, Ohio; David Toms, Florida; and Terry Toms, Missouri; 14 great-grandchildren; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Kale and Geraldine Kemp, Baltimore, Md.; and Bob and Kathy Arnold, Hampton; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Cindy Church.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ROARK -- Funeral services for Norman J. "Sarge" Roark, 89, 434 Tollett Street, Hampton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday in Union Baptist Church, with the Revs. Mickey Beal and Anion Cole officiating. Interment will be in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The church choir will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be selected from members of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge No. 243. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Union Baptist Church. Also surviving are his special friends, Harold and Deamie Rainbolt, Ida Hinkle, Arthur and Edna Howell, Jane and Jean Davis, Peggy Schuettler, E.C. and Elva Vines, Marie Buck, Elwood and Doris Arnold, Randy and Tina Arnold, Gail Sutherland and Matthew Czyz. Taylorsville Masonic Lodge No. 243 will conduct Masonic graveside honors. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday in Union Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Laura C. Shelton

   Laura C. Shelton, Glen Burnie, Md., 81, died Wednesday in Baltimore, Md.
   Mrs. Shelton was born in Tennessee on Oct. 2, 1919. The daughter of the late John A. Hurley and Annie Mae Greene Hurley, Mrs. Shelton had lived in Glen Burnie since the 1950s. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Stanley Shelton, and a sister, the late Frances Hurley, of Tennessee.
   A homemaker, Mrs. Shelton was an avid wrestling fan, loved gardening and the outdoors, crocheting, and was a foster mother to many.
   Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Raymond Barbour, Orlando, Fla.; Randy Douglas Barbour, Orlando, Fla.; and Edward Brian Shelton, Pasadena, Md.; one daughter, Tammy Lynn Hecker, Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Donald Hurley, Greeneville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
   Funeral services were held at Singleton Funeral Home, Glen Burnie Md., on Saturday, April 21, 2001, at 1 p.m. Interment was at Glen Haven Memorial Park, Inc., Glen Burnie.
   Singleton Funeral Home, Glen Burnie, Md., is in charge of arrangements.
  
  

April 20, 2001

Emory E. Hicks

  Emory Earl Hicks, 51, 2202 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at his residence.
  Mr. Hicks was a native of Banner Elk, N.C., but had resided most of his life in Johnson City. He was the son of the late Fred L. and Gora Mae Fields Hicks and was also preceded in death by a half-sister, Marilyn Richardson.
  Mr. Hicks was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include a niece, Debbie McLean, Elk Park, N.C.; two uncles, Eugene Hicks, Jonesborough, and Carl Hicks, Elk Park, N.C.; and five aunts, Edna Baldwin, Banner Elk, N.C., Elizabeth Hicks, Elk Park, N.C., Minnie Bell Blankenship, Edith Shelton and Shirley Tyree, all of Johnson City.
  Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Vivian A. Long

  Mrs. Vivian Anders Long, 80, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 600 Beach Street, Elizabethton, died at the Center on Friday, April 20, 2001, after an extended illness.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Nina G. Parrish

  Nina Greene Parrish, 100, of 6329 S. Wildermuth Place, Homosassa, Fla., died Thursday, November 9, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
  Mrs. Parrish was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Kegg, and a son, George Winters.
  Survivors include two daughters, Tene McKinney, Roan Mountain, and Dorothy Rowland, Newland, N.C. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive.
  A memorial service for Mrs. Parrish will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2001, at the Morgan Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, with Keith Gwyn, pastor of Morgan Branch, and Jeff McKinney officiating. Music will be provided by Heavenly Voices and the Reeborn Trio.

W.I. Perry

  W.I. "Junior" Perry, 77, 191 Hillcrest Road, Bluff City, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
  Mr. Perry was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late W.I. Perry Sr. and Stella Walker Perry. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Perry, and a brother, Rhonda Perry.
  Mr. Perry was retired from North American Rayon Corporation and Modern Forge. He was a member of First Christian Church of Bluff City, and served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
  Survivors include his wife, Virginia Perry, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Retha and Dennis Goff, Piney Flats; a son and daughter-in-law, Thad and Vickie Perry, Bluff City; five stepchildren, Lois White, Elizabethton, Linda Chatman, Earlene Strouth and James Harmon, all of Bluff City, and Lynn Harmon, Hartsville, Ala.; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Lois Bouton, Piney Flats, Loraine Harper and Helen Shuttle, both of Bluff City, and Vivian and Scott Peterson, Great Falls, Mont.; five grandchildren, Shannon, Tiffany and Derek Goff, Daniel Whitaker and Adam Perry; and four great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews and several step-great-grandchildren also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. (www.Funeral-Plans.com/TetrickBluffCityChapel)

  PERRY -- Funeral services for W.I. "Junior" Perry, 77, 191 Hillcrest Road, Bluff City, who died Thursday, April 19, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Mr. Richard Kirkland and Mr. Roy Farrel officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. Active pallbearers will be Gary Shipley, Carl Brewer, Delwood Michelle, Cecil Utsman, Danny Buchanan and Marvin Melvin. Honorary pallbearers will be remaining family members, members of First Christian Church and Doctors at the VA Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, and other times at the residence. For those who desire, donations may be made to the First Christian Church of Bluff City. Condolences may be e-mailed to the funeral home at BFCity@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. (www.Funeral-Plans.com/TetrickBluffCityChapel)

Norman Roark

  Norman Roark, 434 Tollett Street, Hampton, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center following an extended illness.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Eula K. Wilson

  Mrs. Eula Kate Wilson, 85, 3000 Mayfield Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.
  Mrs. Wilson was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Alfred and Clara Evans Stout. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Julius Dugger Wilson, and her twin sister, Selma Graybeal.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of Butler Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two sons, Douglas Wilson and Roger Wilson, both of Johnson City; a sister, Helen Gentry, Butler; a granddaughter, Lisa Torbett, Johnson City; and a great-grandchild, Jade Torbett, Johnson City. Two nieces and three nephews also survive.
  The family of Mrs. Wilson will have private memorial services. Friends may visit at the home of her son, Roger Wilson, at any time.
  Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

April 19, 2001

Margaret H. Finlay


   Margaret Hopkins Finlay, 66, 703 Meadowview Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an unexpected illness.
   Mrs. Finlay was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late Carter H. and Virginia Miller Hopkins. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Flora Hall Hopkins, a sister, Lillie Mae Hopkins, and two brothers, Harold Eugene Hopkins and Wayne Carter Hopkins.
   Mrs. Finlay was a retired employee of Texas Instruments and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a daughter, Diana Francis Finlay, Johnson City; three sisters, Lillian E. Honeycutt, Elizabethton, Evelyn Joyce Bear, Memphis, and Wanda Kay Goodwin, Hickory, N.C.; three brothers, Samuel R. Hopkins, Osterbery, Pa., Curtis W. Hopkins, Royal, Ark., and Louis E. Hopkins, Elizabethton; and an adopted brother, Carter E. Honeycutt, Jonesborough. Three nieces and two nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   FINLAY -- Graveside funeral services for Margaret Hopkins Finlay, 66, 703 Meadowview Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 16, 2001, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. John L. Martin, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Sam Hopkins, Curtis Hopkins, Louis Hopkins, Travis Hopkins, Eddie Honeycutt and Carter Honeycutt. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. Friends may also call at the home of a sister, Lillian Honeycutt, 601A West "G" Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Emory E. Hicks

   Emory Earl Hicks, 51, 2202 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Mary A. Miller

   Mrs. Mary A. Miller, 93, Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Miller was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Jonathan and Lucy Huskins Ollis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carrick Dwight Miller, October 16, 1994, and by four brothers and one sister.
   Mrs. Miller had lived most of her life in Carter County. She attended the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hall and Mrs. Essie Beam, both of Spruce Pine, N.C., and several nieces and nephews including Eva Phipps, Paul Burleson and Guy Burleson, all of Elizabethton. Several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MILLER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Miller, 93, Watauga Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be provided by Greg and Tammy Ruston. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Eva Phipps, 157 Taylor Avenue, or 806 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Effie H. Whitehead

   Mrs. Effie Holtzclaw Whitehead, 89, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of Hampton, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John C. and Celia Whitehead Holtzclaw. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Whitehead, and by two brothers.
   Mrs. Whitehead was a member of the Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Phyllis and Richard Harry Vines, Joyce and Donald Matherly and Janet McCorkle, all of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Gracita (Grace) Whitehead, Elizabethton, and Leslie and Gloria Whitehead, Hampton; a sister, Bernice Cable, Marion, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Cline and Lena Holtzclaw, Johnson City; four grandchildren, Gracita (Sharli) Melber, Adam Matherly and Steve Tipton, all of Elizabethton, and Jauonia Powell, Martinel, Ga.; five great-grandchildren, Chelsea Melber, Chase Melber and Lacy Tipton, all of Elizabethton, and LeAnna Powell and Cary Powell, both of Martinel, Ga.; and four sisters-in-law, Myrtle Holtzclaw and Kay Holtzclaw, both of Charleston, S.C., Arizona Hopson, Hampton, and Julia Miller, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Holtzclaw Whitehead, 89, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of Hampton, who died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Cates and the Rev. Shane Waters officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir. Interment will be in the Whitehead Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Grindstaff, Judy Deloach and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residences of any of her children. Mrs. Whitehead will be moved to the church one hour before the service. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 18, 2001

Margaret H. Finlay

  Margaret Hopkins Finlay, 66, 703 Meadowview Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center, following an unexpected illness.
  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Frankie K. Gourley

  Miss Frankie K. Gourley, 86, 305 Rock House Road, Johnson City, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Wexford House, Kingsport, following a short illness.
  Miss Gourley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William Barry and Ella Taylor Gourley. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Adrian Gourley.
  Miss Gourley was a member of Taylors Chapel Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Treadway and Wilmetta Gourley Arney, both of Johnson City, and Mattie Gourley Davis and Robert E. Davis, West Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Carrie Lee Gourley, Johnson City; a nephew and his wife, John Michael and Susan Arney, Kingsport; a grand-nephew, Richard Arney, Johnson City; and a grand-niece, Amanda Grooms, Johnson City. Several cousins also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  GOURLEY -- Graveside funeral services for Miss Frankie K. Gourley, 86, 305 Rock House Road, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 16, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Milligan College Cemetery, Milligan College, with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. Active pallbearers will be Hubert Hicks, Earnest Jackson, Rocky Jackson, Richard Arney, Bill Turbyfill, George Horton, Larry Treadway, Ivan Lilly and Jerry Holt. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Thursday for the graveside service. Condolences may be sent to the family at hpercy@preferred.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Effie E. Whitehead

  Mrs. Effie E. Whitehead, 89, formerly of Hampton, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

April 17, 2001

Edna W. Blythe

  Edna Whaley Blythe, 86, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at the NHC Health Care Center.
  Mrs. Blythe was born March 17, 1915 in Sevier County, Tenn., the daughter of Noah Elmer and Lily Rosetta Whaley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Blythe Sr.; a daughter, Marjorie Ann Blythe; a grandson, Tommy Blythe; a great-grandson, Jesse Blythe; a brother, Earl Whaley; and two sisters, Patsy Blanche Howard and Mabel Whaley.
  Mrs. Blythe was a member of Faith Promise Church.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Sue Blythe, Dandridge; two daughters and a son-in-law, Earlene Brewer, Oak Ridge, and Jean and James L. "Jack" Land, Dunlap; nine grandchildren, Lara Taeuber, Oak Ridge, Stanley Wallace Brewer Jr., Plano, Texas, Jane Whitlock, Kettering, Ohio, Ann Seaman, Knoxville, Mike Land, Dunlap, Susan Scheestel, Karen Snyder and David Blythe, all of Freeport, Pa., and Jay Blythe, Scottsburg, Ind.; 16 grandchildren, Brianna Taeuber, Oak Ridge, Stacy Blythe, Rachel Blythe and Tommy Blythe, Nathan Snyder, Lydia Snyder and Seth Snyder, Ryan Scheestel and Stephanie Scheestel, all of Freeport, Pa., Katie Whitlock, Kettering, Ohio, Sara Seaman, Ben Seaman, Jennie Seaman and Allie Seaman, all of Knoxville, Michael Land, Dunlap, and Sarah Blythe, Scottsburg, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Sue Thompson, Randolph, Mass.; a niece, Vicki Howard, Knoxville; and two nephews, Ron Newsome, Oak Ridge, and Bob Whaley, Murfreesboro.
Weatherford Mortuary, 158 South Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, (865) 482-2464, is in charge of arrangements.

  BLYTHE -- Funeral services for Edna Whaley Blythe, 86, of Oak Ridge, who died Monday, April 16, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge, with the Rev. Jay Blythe officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Weatherford Mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. The family asks that memorials be made to the Methodist Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 2529, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37831-9924 or to the donor's church building fund. Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge, is in charge of arrangements.

Hildred P. Fair

  Mrs. Hildred Pauline Nidiffer Fair, 86, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton (Stanley Trailer Park), died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Fair was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Claude and Nellie Fair Nidiffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Slagle Fair, in 1985, three brothers, Eugene Nidiffer, Albert Nidiffer and Claude Nidiffer Jr., and by two grandchildren.
Mrs. Fair was a member of the Roan Street Church of God.
  Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Eugene "Bo" Fair, Johnson City, and Perry and Lou Fair, Cleveland, Ohio; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Edna Johnson, Martha and Paul Cox and Janice and Earl Stout, all of Elizabethton, and Emma and Ralph Howk, Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Christine Swift, Elizabethton; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Jessie Nidiffer, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  FAIR -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hildred Pauline Nidiffer Fair, 86, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton (Stanley Trailer Park), who died Monday, April 16, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dean Presnell and the Rev. Jerry Stout officiating. Music will be provided by Linda Bowers, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, will be Eugene Fair, Paul Cox, Robert Cox, Joe Johnson, Ted Johnson, Darrell Stout, Stephen Houk and Robert Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. William P. Bailey, Willie Church, Jack Swift and Wayne Nidiffer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Edna Johnson, 1105 Berry Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence of Christine Swift, Stanley Trailer Park, Lot #10. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nellis L. Millsaps Jr.

  Nellis L. "N.L." Millsaps Jr., 78, of Gainesville, Ga., died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at North East Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, after a brief illness.
  Mr. Millsaps was a native of Brunswick, Ga., and a son of the late Nellis and Myrtle Mellon Millsaps.
  Mr. Millsaps had lived a number of years in Carter County before returning to Georgia 13 years ago. He was a retired plumber and steam fitter and a member of the United Association of Plumbing and Pipefitting, Local 538, Johnson City. He was a member of the Butler Baptist Church, a Charter Member of the Jericho Temple, Kingsport, and a 32nd Degree Mason.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Randall Melton, Gainesville, Ga., and his stepmother, Mrs. Cora Lee Millsaps, Elizabethton. Three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral and interment was in Gainesville, Ga., on Monday, April 16.
Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton.

Claude D. Sizemore

  Claude Dempsey Sizemore, 77, 124 Infinity Drive, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 14, 2001, at his residence.
  Mr. Sizemore was a native of Wise County, Va., had lived most of his adult life in Michigan City, Ind., and had lived in Carter County since 1991. He was the son of the late William Daniel and Eva Baumgardner Sizemore and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice Sizemore, March 8, 1999, and by a sister and three brothers.
  Mr. Sizemore was retired as a welder from Purdy Company. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
  Survivors include his wife, Nannie Richardson Sizemore, of the home; a stepson, Thomas Potter, Chesterton, Ind.; and a sister, Alice Manzed, Adrian, Mich. Eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  SIZEMORE -- Funeral services for Claude Dempsey Sizemore, 77, 124 Infinity Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 14, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Ernest Garland and the Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. Music will be under the direction of the New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Laurel Fork - Mountain View Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Smith, Joe Hatchett, Phillip Sparks, Allen Jones, Joe Crews, Tim Oliver, J.N. Taylor and Jim Shepard. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 124 Infinity Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address <tfhome@preferred.com> Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

April 16, 2001

Flossie A. Fletcher


   Mrs. Flossie Asher Fletcher, 84, 1801 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Fletcher was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Roy and Alaska Hodge Asher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Fletcher, in 1982, two brothers, Howard Asher and Luther Asher, and three sisters, Juanita Richardson, Unis Lingerfelt and Lola Bee Rogers.
   Mrs. Fletcher was a Charter Member of the Unaka Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Joe and Sue Fletcher, Elizabethton; a daughter, Patricia Harley, Rockville, Md.; three sisters, Clematis Harrell and Beulah Honeycutt, both of Elizabethton, and Detlas Beam, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Kim Harley and Eric Fletcher.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FLETCHER -- Graveside services for Mrs. Flossie Asher Fletcher, 84, 1801 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, April 15, 2001, will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday, April 18, in the Taylor Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Wheeler and the Rev. Walker Roberson officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, will be Ricky Johnson, Keith Johnson, A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher, Glen Asher, Randy Lingerfelt and Wayne Ritchie. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Lewis, Nathaniel McCloud, Leonard Campbell, Rondal Oliver and Ivan Morley. Also her special friends: Fred and Mellie Smith, Bill and Linda Sue Johnson and her Sunday School Class of Unaka Baptist Church. Friends may call at the funeral home any time Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Maude B. Stansbery

   Mrs. Maude Bunton Stansbery, 76, 147 Parsonage Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Arthur Turbyfill, 144 Parsonage Road, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Stansbery was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Samuel and Etta Gregg Bunton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ulas Stansbery, in 1957; an infant daughter; a sister, Ellen "Bunny" Shell; three brothers, Carl Bunton, Luther Bunton and Riley Bunton; and a son-in-law, Stanley Allen Bowers, who died March 11, 2001.
   Mrs. Stansbery was a member of the Meadow View Baptist Church, Butler.
   Survivors include one other daughter, Wanda Ruth Bowers, Elizabethton; two sisters, Bonnie Campbell, Butler, and Beulah VonCannon, Johnson City; a brother, Dennis Bunton, Limestone; two grandchildren, Todd Turbyfill and Tammy Rash and her husband, Lindsay Rash, all of Elizabethton; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua Jones and Andy Rash. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STANSBERY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Bunton Stansbery, 76, 147 Parsonage Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Music will be provided by the Rev. Russell Potter. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Todd Turbyfill, Lindsay Rash, Harley Carden and Arthur Turbyfill. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Arthur Turbyfill, 144 Parsonage Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 15, 2001

Bob Carty

      Bob Carty, 61, of Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
      Mr. Carty was a native of Damascus, Va., and had most recently lived in Elizabethton.
      Mr. Carty was a 1958 graduate of Damascus High School and a U.S. Army Veteran, where he was stationed in Germany for two years. He was most recently employed by John Skinner Honda, Johnson City, and had been in car sales since 1975. He was a member of Damascus United Methodist Church.
      He was preceded in death by his father, W.M. "Bill" Carty.
      Survivors include his wife, Lois Carty; four daughters and a son-in-law, Robin B. Carty, Johnson City, Alice Carty Scott and Tom Scott, Glade Spring, Va., Anna Schuszler, Morganton, N.C., and Megan Carty, of the home; a stepson, Justin Adams, of the home; his mother, Alice Carty, Damascus, Va.; three sisters, Uneva Johnson and Lenora Carty, both of Damascus, Va., and Wilma Caldwell, Abingdon, Va.; three brothers, Lyle Carty and Daryl Carty, both of Meadowview, Va., and Larry Carty, Damascus, Va.; and two grandsons, Thomas F. Scott III and Braedon Schuszler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
      Johnson Funeral Home, 203 North Shady Avenue, Damascus, Va., (540) 475-3631, is serving the family of Mr. Carty.
     
      CARTY -- Funeral services for Bob Carty, 61, of Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 12, 2001, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at First Baptist Church, Damascus, Va., with the Rev. Alan McCullough officiating. The committal service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, at Sunset Memorial Park, Damascus. Active pallbearers will be Connie Mack Steele, Ed Marsh, Jack Johnson, Raymond Pruitt, Wayne Ball and Justin Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be the management and employees of John Skinner Honda in Johnson City and all of his loving brothers, Lyle, Larry and Daryl. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church in Damascus from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, prior to the funeral service. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at jnsonfh@preferred.com. Johnson Funeral Home, 203 North Shady Avenue, Damascus, Va., is serving the family of Mr. Carty.
     

James F. Letterman

   James F. Letterman, 73, 1011 Nave Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Letterman was a native of Yancey County, N.C., and the son of the late James David and Sarah Ayers Letterman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Annabell Largent Letterman, and by three brothers and a sister.
   Mr. Letterman was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include a son, Kelly Letterman, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Aaron Mardis and Kathy and Earl Hammer, all of Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Robenia and Carmal Hall and Maude and Otis McNeil, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Claude Letterman, Johnson City, and Dock Letterman, Homosassa, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Christy Fair, Cortnie, Landon and Megan Letterman, James and Jason Johnson, Richard Wilson and Travis Whitehead, all of Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren, Bailey Johnson, Peyton Whitehead, Jaymon Wilson and Brooke Wilson Bare, all of Elizabethton; and two special friends, Denton Lyons and Ab Simerly, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our Web-site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   LETTERMAN -- Funeral services for James F. Letterman, 73, 1011 Nave Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, April 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Eric Eggers and Dr. Dennis Deese officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Trilla Little, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Gentry, John Cornett, Steve Wandell, Dr. Brian Hofung, Dr. Denise Sibley and Jim Lewis. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or at the residence at any time. Friends may also call at the home of a daughter, Kathy Hammer, 1015 Nave Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Elizabethton Church of Christ Building Fund, 137 East C. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the Hunter First Baptist Church, 693 Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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.
  

Bill P. Shepard

   Bill P. Shepard, 65, 105 Mountain View Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after an illness.
   Mr. Shepard was a native of Johnson City and a son of the late Arthur and Myrtle Lewis Shepard.
   After retiring as a Master Sergeant in the Air Force, Mr. Shepard returned to Johnson City, attained a Bachelor's of Political Science and Business Degree from East Tennessee State University, and worked for Pet Dairy for four years before opening his own business. He was a veteran of both Korea and Vietnam while serving his country. He was of the Christian faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Frances Bishop Shepard, Johnson City; four sons, Bill P. Shepard Jr., Atlanta, Ga., Timothy W. Shepard, Mt. Laurel, N.J., Richard L. Shepard, Atlanta, Ga., and Robert P. Fabrizio, Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Dr. Robert G. Shepard and Elmer R. Shepard, both of Johnson City; and two sisters, Mary Louise Trusler and Doris Ann Richardson, both of Elizabethton. Six 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.
  
   SHEPARD -- Funeral services for Master Sergeant Bill P. Shepard, U.S. Air Force Retired, who died Saturday, April 14, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, at Morris-Baker South Chapel by Dr. J. Michael Shannon. There will be a committal service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the U.S. National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Military Honors will be presented by an Honor Guard contingent from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Active pallbearers will be the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill P. Shepard Jr., Timothy W. Shepard, Richard L. Shepard, Robert P. Fabrizio, Robert A. Shepard, Edward MacLucas, Dr. Robert G. Shepard, Elmer R. Shepard, Dr. Robert Spangler, Alan Howell, Hollis Taylor, Richard West and Bill Bowman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  

James Shoun

   James "Jimmy Hayes" Shoun, 50, 252 Rome Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Shoun was a native of Carter County and the son of Clara Livingston Richardson.
   Mr. Shoun was of the Baptist Faith. He operated R & J Garbage of Stoney Creek Community.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Connie Glover Shoun, of the home; a daughter, Sharon Tysinger, Archdale, N.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Shoun Jr. and Amanda Shoun, Lexington, N.C., and Larry Boyd and Misty Boyd, Thomasville, N.C.; a stepson and his wife, Brian and Whitney Glover, Elizabethton; and five grandchildren, Floyd Tysinger Jr. and Matthew Tysinger, both of Archdale, N.C., Devin Sink, Lexington, N.C., Anthony Shoun and Kyle Herring, both of Thomasville, N.C. Several aunts and cousins 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
  
   SHOUN -- Graveside services for James "Jimmy Hayes" Shoun, 50, 252 Rome Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 12, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Garland Cemetery with the Rev. Travis Morton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Marie Parlier. Active pallbearers will be Kenny Heaton, Marvin Estep, Jerry Holder, Joe Carrier, Ronnie Carrier, Ronnie Campbell, Jerry Oxendine and Ricky Livingston. Honorary pallbearers will be Willard Garland, Jack Price, J.D. Livingston, Charles Pritchard, Dale Campbell, Jim Parlier, Stacey Carden, Paul Carden, Keith Scalf, the 6200 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, Medical Center Home Health, Coram Health, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Dr. Kyle Colvett and Dr. Stephen Fry. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 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.
  

Claude D. Sizemore

   Claude Dempsey Sizemore, 77, 124 Infinity Drive, Elizabethton, died suddenly Saturday, April 14, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick