May 14, 2001

Leonard M. Baird

  Leonard M. Baird, 63, 115 Riverview Avenue, Watauga, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at his residence.
  Mr. Baird was a native of Gray and had lived most of his life in Watauga. He was a son of the late James P. Baird and Nellie Tester Baird and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Holden and Hazel Simpson, and six brothers, Eli Baird, Paul Baird, Clarence Baird, Clyde Baird, Abner Baird and Smith Baird.
  Mr. Baird was a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a retired engineering department employee of the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
  Survivors include a son, Robert L. Baird, Johnson City; his former wife, Ruby Baird, Johnson City; two sisters, Lena Humphrey, Watauga, and Ida Williams, Elizabethton; and five brothers, Ronda Baird and Ray Baird, both of Elizabethton, Charles Baird, Johnson City, Manuel Baird, Gulfport, Miss., and Bill Baird, Newberry, S.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

  BAIRD -- Funeral services for Leonard M. Baird, 63, 115 Riverview Avenue, Watauga, who died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Harold Campbell officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 10 a.m. Monday, May 14, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the American Legion, Hammond Post #3, Kingsport. Friends are invited to meet the family at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Ronnie Vanhoy, Tom Gibson, Tracy Humphrey, Charles Buchanan, Jimmy Buchanan and Eddie Peters. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Bill Hamm, Brian Hamm, Randy Bowers, Larry Bowers, Kenneth Ray, Charles Hagy, Ken Hauser, Ken Potter and Howard Vanhoy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and other hours at the home of his sister, Lena Humphrey, 110 W. 5th Avenue, Watauga. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Rose O. Benezue

  Mrs. Rose Oliver Benezue, 82, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Benezue was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late James and Nancy Estep Oliver. She was also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
  Mrs. Benezue had lived in Florida for a number of years before returning to Elizabethton 10 years ago. She was retired from Webb's 5 & 10 Store in Palathia, Fla. She was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church, but attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
  Survivors include two sisters, Emma Lee Richardson, Elizabethton, and Nora B. Wilkerson, Hillsville, Va., and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Betty Blevins.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  BENEZUE -- Graveside services for Mrs. Rose Oliver Benezue, 82, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, May 10, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery with Pastor Rick Shelton officiating. It was Mrs. Benezue's wish to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry L. Bowers Sr.

  Jerry Lee Bowers Sr., 59, of Jonesborough, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mr. Bowers was a native of Elizabethton and the son of the late Maynard and Sarah Johnson Bowers.
  Mr. Bowers was a member of Valley Forge United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Gregg Bowers, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Jr. and Teresa Bowers, Randleman, N.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Keith Brown and Carol and Sammy Harris, all of Jonesborough; a sister and brother-in-law, Melody and Phil Carpenter, both of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Daniel Brown, Ashley Harris, Joseph Harris and Daniel Harris; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sarah and Joe Gregg, Jonesborough; and two nephews, Phillip Carpenter and Patrick Carpenter, both of Elizabethton.
  Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

  BOWERS -- Funeral services for Jerry Lee Bowers Sr., 59, of Jonesborough, who died Saturday, May 12, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lamar Garrison officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be Sam Harris, Phillip Carpenter, Daniel Brown, Danny Tolley, Earl Hicks and Jim Troutman. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Brown, Phil Carpenter, Patrick Carpenter, Leighton Andrews, Joseph Harris, Daniel Harris and Joe Gregg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society NC Office, 2415 Wesley Plaza, Suite 4, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Thedford W. Campbell

  Thedford Wayne "T" Campbell, 65, 127 Campbell Loop, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Dayton and Bessie Campbell. He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Campbell, in 1998, two sisters, Louella Berry and Maggie Buckles, and two brothers, Fuller Campbell and Huey Campbell.
  Mr. Campbell was of the Baptist faith and was a farmer.
  Survivors include his wife, Pauline Carr Campbell, of the home; three daughters, Robin Grindstaff, Johnson City, Jennifer Campbell and Hope Campbell, both of Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Amy Campbell, Elizabethton; a daughter-in-law, Betty Lou Campbell, Elizabethton; two brothers, D.C. Campbell and Sherrill Campbell, both of Elizabethton; and three sisters, Molly Bowers, Catherine Smith and Myrtle Carden, all of Elizabethton. 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

  CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Thedford Wayne "T" Campbell, 65, 127 Campbell Loop, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, May 10, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bobby Stout and Mr. Ernie Depew officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mickey Taylor, Ernest "Gebe" Ritchie, Mark Blevins, John Garland, Phil Asher, Wayne Dunn, Roger Dale Taylor and Randy Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie Davis, Kenneth Carr, Landon Grindstaff, Harry Garland, George Blevins, Terry Bowers, J.D. Ward and Art Gibson. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 127 Campbell Loop, Elizabethton, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ethel J. Chesser

  Mrs. Ethel J. Chesser, 88, 2022 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, formerly of the Big Springs Community, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Chesser was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late James "Jimmy" and Loma Taylor Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bailey Chesser, in 1959, and three brothers, Fred Jones, Dana Jones and Roger Jones.
  Mrs. Chesser was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 10 years of service. She was a member of Gap Creek Christian Church.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Harley Ferrell, Johnson City; a brother, Frank Jones, Elizabethton; a sister, Zella Stout, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Mikki Ferrell Wright, Johnson City, and Kelly Ferrell Price, Gray; three great-grandchildren, Logan Cassidy Wright and Meredith Baileigh Wright, both of Johnson City, and Madison Smith, Gray. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  CHESSER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel J. Chesser, 88, 2022 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, formerly of the Big Springs Community, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, May 10, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Hugh Hatfield, minister, officiating. Music was under the direction of Dick Wright, soloist, and Barbara Wright, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Palma Bennett officiating. Active pallbearers will be Steve Wright, DeWayne Price, Tony Meredith, Rick Meredith, Anthony Lyons and Eddie Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Peggy Harrah, Jill Morton, Dr. Frank Johnson, Fred Stout, James "Jimmy" Jones, Gene Jones, Fred Jones Jr., Danny Jones, Dawson and Sandy Grindstaff. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Helen P. Crough

  Helen P. Crough, 56, of Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Crough was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Coy and Katherine Hicks Presnell. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Loretta Hicks.
  Mrs. Crough was a faithful member of First Free Will Baptist Church. She attended the Jollies Sixties Group at East Side Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include her husband, Donald Crough, of the home; a daughter, Rhea Angela Lewis, Elizabethton; a son, Donald Lee Crough, Johnson City; a sister, Nancy Hicks, Gray; three grandchildren; and a special friend, Joyce Grindstaff, Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  CROUGH -- Funeral services for Helen P. Crough, 56, of Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 11, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with Dr. Phil Poston and the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dr. Phil Poston and the Rev. Clate Briggs. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Pine Ridge Care Center, members of First Free Will Baptist Church and members of East Side Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Crough loved the simple things in life and was known by her smile. 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.

Andrew E. Fair

  Andrew Easton Fair, infant son of Stacy Lee and Tracy Diane Stout Fair, 810 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  He was a native of Carter County.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Dalton Fair, of the home; his maternal grandparents, David and Shelia Stout, Elizabethton; and his paternal grandparents, Johnnie Fair, Elizabethton, and Candy Fair, Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  FAIR -- Funeral services for Andrew Easton Fair, infant son of Stacy Lee and Tracy Diane Stout Fair, 810 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 11, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Wilson Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Fireside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his grandparents, 106 Troy Pierce Road, Elizabethton, or 191 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton. 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.

James Hayes Sr.

  James "Jim" Hayes Sr., 87, 512 Claude Simmons Road, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Cambridge House, Bristol, following an extended illness.
  Mr. Hayes was a native of Johnson County, was formerly of Carter County, and had lived in Johnson City for the last 35 years. He was the son of the late J.E. and Mary Miller Hayes and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Stella Inez "Bun" Johnson Hayes, December 22, 1983; a son, James P. Hayes Jr.; a sister, Eleanor Owens; and two brothers, Oran Hayes and Charles Hayes.
  Mr. Hayes was a member of West Side Church of Christ, Jonesborough. He was founder of Jim's Motorcycle Sales, Johnson City, which was established in 1937 and now has Jim's Motorcycle Sales of Kingsport and Atlas Honda - Yamaha, Bristol, Va. He was a member of the Johnson City Masonic Lodge #486 F&AM and was a Shriner. He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.
  Survivors include his wife, Maxine Butler Hayes, of the home; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Kenneth W. and Wilma Hayes, Elizabethton, Thomas W. and Paula Hayes, Bristol, Va., and Virginia Hayes, Kingsport; three brothers, Howard Hayes, Johnson City, Dennis Hayes, Carthage, and Edward Hayes, Jonesborough; a special nephew, Harold Lee Hayes, Greeneville; six grandchildren, W. Kirk Hayes, Elizabethton, Tara Hayes and Lindsay Hayes, both of Bristol, Va., Cheryl Hayes, Bobbie Phillips and James P. Hayes III, all of Kingsport; and a great-grandson, James William Phillips, Kingsport. 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

  HAYES -- Funeral services for James "Jim" Hayes Sr., 87, 512 Claude Simmons Road, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 10, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, with Ed Hayes and Mr. Ron Goss, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kirk Hayes, James Hayes III, Harold Lee Hayes, Jerry Bowers, James William Phillips, Dennis Phillips and Dean VonCannon. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim McCoury, Jerry Graybeal, Mike Taylor, Harry Stout, Mack Cook and Joe Baines. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905. 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.

George W. Malone

  George W. Malone, 90, 1975 Bristol Highway, Watauga, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
  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

Flora Morrison

  Mrs. Flora "Ted" Morrison, 94, 333 Culver Road, Limestone, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Morrison was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late William and Matilda Dugger Lunceford. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Daryl Culver and Verlon Lunceford, and by two brothers and two sisters.
  Mrs. Morrison was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was a retired nurses aid at Green Valley Development Center.
  Survivors include a son, Glenn Culver, Johnston, S.C., and five grandchildren, Charles Culver and Richard Culver, both of Johnston, S.C., Jerry Wayne Lunceford, Corpus Christi, Texas, Jack Lunceford, Mobile, Ala., and Julia Onks, Winston-Salem, N.C. Five great-grandchildren also survive.
  Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

  MORRISON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Flora "Ted" Morrison, 94, 333 Culver Road, Limestone, who died Saturday, May 12, 2001, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Broyles officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends and the men of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Nell G. Shell

  Nell Gibbs Shell, 83, 495 Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Shell was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Jim and Rosie Brown Gibbs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leon Dale Shell; a grandson, David Gardner; three sisters, Maggie Greene, Mae Miller and Jane Gibbs; and two brothers, Howard Gibbs and Tom Gibbs.
  Mrs. Gibbs attended Spruce Pine Church of God. She was a homemaker.
  Survivors include three sons, Sandy Shell, Newland, N.C., Roger Shell, Roan Mountain, and Carrol Shell, Hampton; five daughters, Leona Greene, Spruce Pine, N.C., Sylvia Bowers, Minneapolis, N.C., Penny Tolley and Audrey Smith, both of Hampton, and Barbara Gardner, Crossnore, N.C.; five grandsons; nine granddaughters; 13 great-grandchildren; and a special friend and sister-in-law, Edith Gibbs. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  GIBBS -- Funeral services for Nell Gibbs Shell, 83, 495 Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, May 11, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Garry Smith and the Rev. Tony Clark officiating. Music will be under the direction of Donna Clark, soloist. Interment will follow the service at Richardson Cemetery, Morgan Branch Community. Active pallbearers will be Tim Ledford, Kevin Smith, Tony Arnett, Bobby Stevens, Freddie Bowers, Eric Greene, Jeremiah McClain, Wayne Gibbs and Mike Ogle. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rhododendron Chapel or at the residence of a daughter, Audrey and Richard Smith, 155 Brown's Branch Road, Hampton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

Roy H. Waycaster

  Roy Howard Waycaster, 77, 707 South Second Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Hospital, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness.
  Mr. Waycaster was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late Kelly and Mae West Waycaster. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
  Mr. Waycaster was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II. He was a retired custodian at Hampton High School.
Survivors include two sisters, Gloria Jean McWilliams and Gay Greenlee, both of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, James C. Waycaster, Elizabethton, and Bill Waycaster Jr., Jonesborough; and a special nephew, Randy Waycaster, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  WAYCASTER -- Funeral services for Roy Howard Waycaster, 77, 707 South Second Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 12, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Clifford Smith officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, in the Rittertown Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded at the graveside by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill, David, Jack and Ray Bunton, Bob Constantine, Bobby Brakley and Billy Bob Medearis. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

W.G. Ziletti Sr.

  W.G. "Bill" Ziletti Sr., 86, 501 S. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mr. Ziletti was a native of Latrobe, Pa., and had lived in Carter County since 1970. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Morris Ziletti, in 1967.
  Mr. Ziletti was a 1932 graduate of Ambler High School and served in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was in charge of instructional materials. He also served as a member of the building and grounds committee and the long-range planning committee, which developed a building program for a new sanctuary and enlargement of the educational facilities.
Before coming to Elizabethton, Mr. Ziletti retired from the Olivetti Corporation, formerly the Underwood Corporation, as a salesman, where he served for 25 years.
  He and his wife, Ruth, operated Carden's Office Supply and later opened the Stitch and Frame Shop in downtown Elizabethton. He then retired to serve with the Northeast Tennessee SCORE Chapter #584.
  Mr. Ziletti was a member of the Carter County/Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Main Street Program, former president of the Watauga Historical Society and the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Council. He was former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Vocational Center and a Life Member of the Overmountain Victory Association. He was a former secretary-treasurer of Northeast Tennessee RC & D Council. He was also a former member of Service Corps of Retired Executives for five years, serving as chairman for one year.
  Survivors include his wife, Ruth Johnson Carden Ziletti, of the home; two sons, W.G. "Bill" Ziletti Jr., Baltimore, Md., and David F. Ziletti, Richmond, Va.; two step-daughters, Gaye Stanton and her husband, John Stanton, Elizabethton, and Connie Carden, Mt. Pilot, N.C.; a sister, Anne Meagher, Vienna, Va.; and two step-grandchildren, Justin Stanton, Elizabethton, and Jennifer Triplett, Greensboro, N.C. Four grandchildren, one step-great-grandson and several great-grandchildren 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

  ZILETTI -- A memorial service for W.G. "Bill" Ziletti Sr., 86, 501 S. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Pat Presnell, pianist, Justin Stanton, trumpeter, and Andrea Childres, soloist. Mr. Ziletti's wishes were that his remains be donated to Medical Science. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 1114 Broad Street, 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.

May 11, 2001

Rose O. Benezue

  Rose Oliver Benezue, 82, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Benezue was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late James and Nancy Estep Oliver. She was also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
  Mrs. Benezue had lived in Florida for a number of years before returning to Elizabethton 10 years ago. She was retired from Webb's 5 & 10 Store in Palathia, Fla. She was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church, but attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
  Survivors include two sisters, Emma Lee Richardson, Elizabethton, and Nora B. Wilkerson, Hillsville, Va., and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Betty Blevins.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

John J. Bryant

  John J. Bryant, 87, 610 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at the residence of his daughter, Susan Garrett, in Gastonia, N.C.
  Mr. Bryant was a native of Corbin, Ky., and the son of the late John J. and Maude Davis Bryant. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma C. Bryant, in 1999, and a brother, Billy Bryant.
  Mr. Bryant was an automotive technician with the Chrysler Corporation, an instructor at the Elizabethton Vocational School, and was a courier for Citizens Bank in Elizabethton from November 1980 until 1995. He was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
  Mr. Bryant was a life member of the Elks, of the Kerbela Temple, and of the Masons. He was a member of the Elizabethton Tennis Program and the USTA and TTA. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Susan B. and David C. Garrett, Gastonia, N.C., and two grandchildren, Kelcey N. Garrett, Charlotte, N.C., and Bryant L. Garrett, Atlanta, Ga.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  BRYANT -- Funeral services for John J. Bryant, 87, 610 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Donald B. Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Carolyn Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, in the Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Williams, Jerry Mock, Dick Vanhuss, Gene Smith, Clyde Ashworth, Kyle Chambers, Charles Harrison, Milt Fair, members of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton and employees of Citizens Bank of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 610 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building and Improvement Fund, First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, N.C. 28054. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Thedford W. Campbell

  Thedford Wayne "T" Campbell, 65, 127 Campbell Loop, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Dayton and Bessie Campbell. He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Campbell, in 1998, two sisters, Louella Berry and Maggie Buckles, and two brothers, Fuller Campbell and Huey Campbell.
  Mr. Campbell was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include his wife, Pauline Carr Campbell, of the home; four daughters, Robin Grindstaff, Johnson City, Jennifer Campbell, Hope Campbell and Betty Lou Campbell, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, D.C. Campbell and Sherrill Campbell, both of Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Amy Campbell, Elizabethton; and three sisters, Molly Bowers, Catherine Smith and Myrtle Carden, all of Elizabethton. 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

  CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Thedford Wayne "T" Campbell, 65, 127 Campbell Loop, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, May 10, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Bobby Stout and the Rev. Ernie Depew officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mickey Taylor, Ernest Gebe Ritchie, Mark Blevins, John Garland, Phil Asher, Wayne Dunn, Roger Dale Taylor and Randy Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will Frankie Davis, Kenneth Carr, Landon Grindstaff, Harry Garland, George Blevins, Terry Bowers, J.D. Ward and Art Gibson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ethel J. Chesser

  Mrs. Ethel J. Chesser, 88, of Appalachian Christian Village, formerly of the Big Springs Community, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 10, 2001.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

James P. Hayes

  James P. Hayes, 87, 9317 Mathis Drive, Bristol, Va., died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Cambridge House, Bristol.
  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

Maxine H. Hughes

  Maxine H. Hughes, 80, 166 Old Rock Quarry Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Hughes was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Julie Hopson Markland and Kyle Markland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Hughes, July 21, 1994, and three brothers, Don Markland, Bill Markland and Gene Markland.
  Mrs. Markland was a member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church and a former employee of Pharmaseal. She was a Cloudland High School graduate and a member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens.
  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Shirley Hughes and Jim and Betty Hughes, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Patricia Morgan, Johnson City, and Marie Birchfield, Elizabethton; a brother, R.J. Markland, Roan Mountain; and three grandchildren, Teri, Jimmy and Michael Hughes, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  HUGHES -- Funeral services for Maxine H. Hughes, 80, 166 Old Rock Quarry Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Keith Gwyn and the Rev. Ronald Stevens officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Moreland Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Mike Hughes, Kyle Birchfield, Ronald Markland, Jeff Morgan, Roger Morgan, R.L. Miller and Wayne Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be members of St. John Free Will Baptist Church, members of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens and Joe Berry. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 166 Old Rock Quarry Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. John Free Will Baptist Church, 160 Old Rock Quarry Road, c/o Mary Ruth Markland, General Fund, Roan Mountain, Tenn. 37687. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Nell Shell

  Nell Shell, 83, 495 Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at her residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Rhoda N. Smith

  Mrs. Rhoda Nell Pierce Smith, 86, 124 Albs Road, Hampton, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Smith was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Anderson K. Pierce and Nancy Jane Glover. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Smith, in May 1987, and a half-sister, Belle Jackson.
  Mrs. Smith was a member of Pearce Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Beulah and Monty Aldridge, Gail and Russell Hodges, Shirley and Terry Whitehead and Lula Belle and Richard Street, all of Hampton; three sons, Erby "Bud" Smith, James Jerry "Tip" Smith and Jackie Paul Smith, all of Hampton; four grandsons, Chris Hodges, Joe Street, Jackie Paul "Ned" Smith Jr. and Josh Smith; four granddaughters, Cheryl Harrison, Jan Hickman, Deani Smith and Jill Kennedy; and seven great-grandchildren, Kevin Harrison, Benji Harrison, Brandon Hodges, Jacob Street, Beth Hickman, Nicholas Kennedy and Vanessa Kennedy.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  SMITH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Nell Pierce Smith, 86, 124 Albs Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, May 10, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Campbell and the Rev. John Stevens officiating. Music will be provided by the Youth Choir of Pearce Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, will be Chris Hodges, Joe Street, Jackie Paul Smith Jr., Josh Smith, Kevin Harrison, Ben Harrison, Carl Harrison, Brian Kennedy and Grat Hickman. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Smith to the Alzheimer's Association of Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 or to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements

May 10, 2001

John J. Bryant

  John J. Bryant, 87, 610 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at the residence of his daughter, Susan Garrett, in Gastonia, N.C.
  Mr. Bryant is being returned to Elizabethton for funeral services. Arrangements will appear in Friday's newspaper.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Selba T. Campbell

  Selba Thomas Campbell, 77, 1906 McMillian Avenue, Bay Minette, Ala., died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Mobile Infirmary Hospital, Mobile, Ala.
  Mr. Campbell was a native of Washington County, Tenn., and a son of the late John B. and Mattie Range Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Nichols Campbell, December 31, 1988, and two brothers, William Vane Campbell and Raymond Lewis Campbell.
  Mr. Campbell had lived a number of years in Alabama. He was a 1941 graduate of Happy Valley High School and a retired supervisor for the Uniroyal Chemical Company in Cross Roads, Ala. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay Minette.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and David W. McClary, Cosby, Tenn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Alma Ruth and Walter Cox, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Max and Marion Campbell, Elizabethton, and Gene and Carrie Campbell, Greenville, S.C.; two grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Mack and Tracey Shaffer, Daphne, Ala., and Will and Susan Shaffer, Mobile, Ala.; a great-granddaughter, Alexandra Shaffer; and two great-grandsons, Nicholas Shaffer and Stewart. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Selba Thomas Campbell, 77, 1906 McMillian Avenue, Bay Minette, Ala., who died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Henry Cox officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be contacted. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday or Saturday morning. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

J.R. Fisher

  J.R. Fisher, 79, 130 Carden Drive, Elizabethton (Warrior Estates), died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at his residence.
  Mr. Fisher was a native of Beloit, Kansas, and a son of the late Clarence H. and Bessie Applebee Fisher.
  Mr. Fisher had lived in Carter County for 18 years. He was retired from Northwestern Steel & Wire Company, Sterling, Ill., and also retired from the J.C. Penney Company of Sterling. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, where he was a recipient of two Purple Hearts, the Medal of Honor, and the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Elizabethton Golf Club and attended the Christian Church.
  Survivors include his wife, Clata Pealer Fisher; two daughters, Judi Jurkowski, Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Jennifer Webb, Rockford, Ill.; a stepson, Jeffrey Jordan, Tampico, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Susan Anderson, Elizabethton; two sisters, Frances Jones, Glen Elder, Kansas, and Marie Porter, Blackfoot, Idaho; and 10 grandchildren, Melanie, Jill, Shauna, Theodore, Matthew, Abigail, Jimmy, Tammy, Shannon and Melissa. Three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  FISHER -- Funeral services for J.R. Fisher, 79, 130 Carden Drive, Elizabethton (Warrior Estates), who died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Jason Hutchcraft and Mr. Kirk Anderson officiating. Music will be provided by Scott Reynolds. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Military graveside honors will be provided by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10;15 a.m. Friday, will be Robert Trent, Brandon Campbell, Johnny Burleson, Robbie Solomon, Jeff Dykes and T.J. Garland. Honorary pallbearers will be Dick Reynolds, Arlo Millican, Vaughn Dean, Gene Harrison, John Fields, Ed Sturgill and Lon Hendrickson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Fisher to the Mountain Mission School, Number 1 Hurley Street, Grundy, Va., 24614. 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.

Juanita E. Hicks

  Mrs. Juanita Earlene Hicks, 67, 1205 Arney Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Hicks was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of Hazel Davis Banks, Johnson City, and the late Robert Banks.
  Mrs. Hicks was a retired employee of Leon-Farenbach after 35 years of service. She was of the Pentecostal Faith.
  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Kenneth R. Hicks; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and John H. Grindstaff and Josephine and Jim Ellis, all of Elizabethton; and four brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Deborah Crowe, Johnson City, Larry and Carolyn Stines and Donald and Helen Crough, all of Elizabethton, and Roy and Debbie Stines, Hickory, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  HICKS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Earlene Hicks, 67, 1205 Arney Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dean Livingston and the Rev. Hobart Bradshaw officiating. Music will provided by The Livingston Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, will be David Lingerfelt, Fred Baker, Larry Grindstaff, Ray Odom, Tommy McKeehan and Bob Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Perry Grindstaff, Landon Lingerfelt, Jan Richardson, Glen Davis and Steve Linkous. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James W. Reed

  SHELBY, N.C. -- James William Reed, 78, 721 Hamrick Road, Shelby, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
  Mr. Reed was a native of Butler, Tenn., and a son of the late Joe Wheeler Reed and Blanche Reed Buchanan. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jamie Reed, and by a brother and four sisters.
  Mr. Reed was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the Military Police in France and the European Theater. He retired as a lineman from Duke Power and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Elizabethton, Tenn.
  Survivors include a special friend, Helen Edwards, and her children; two sons, Gary Reed, Hampton, Tenn., and Gregory Reed, Cedar City, Utah; three daughters, Debbie Glines, Murray, Utah, Linda Cracraft, Parawon, Utah, and Jennie Saulf, Limestone, Tenn.; four brothers, Billy Reed, Buckhotz, Tenn., Johnny Reed, Jonesville, N.C., Lester Reed, Jonesborough, Tenn., and James Buchanan, Lenoir, N.C.; and six sisters, Dorothy Potter and Charlotte Ray, both of Elizabethton, Tenn., Margie Hass, Hampton, Tenn., Gerri Buchanan of South Carolina, Lillie Jackie Perry, Bluff City, Tenn., and Katherine Smith, Taylorsville. Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
  Graveside services and interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, Tenn., with full military rites. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home in Shelby.
  Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home, Shelby, N.C., (704) 480-8383, is serving the family.

James S. Smith

  James Spurgeon Smith, 94, 842 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mr. Smith was the son of the late Taylor and Martha Robinson Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Verna Perry Smith, two grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters.
  Mr. Smith was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Zollicoffer Lodge #444 of Bluff City.
  Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Willard (Lavada) Montgomery, Johnson City, Mrs. Paul (Pansy) Bare and Mrs. Hansel (Clara) Hall, both of Bluff City, Mrs. Willis (Betty) Murray and Mrs. Bill (Dorothy) Mitchell, both of Elizabethton; five sons, James H. Smith, Elizabethton, Lawrence Smith, Johnson City, Archie Wade Smith of California, Lonnie Smith and Ivan Smith, both of Bluff City; a sister, Bonnie Smith, Johnson City; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and two special friends, Walter and Thelma Hannold, Bluff City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

  SMITH -- Funeral services for James Spurgeon Smith, 94, 842 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, who died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, and the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Sunrise Cemetery. Those who wish to attend are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home or other times at his residence. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail bluffcity@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

May 9, 2001

Selba T. Campbell


   Selba Thomas Campbell, 77, 1906 McMillian Avenue, Bay Minette, Ala., died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Mobile Infirmary Hospital, Mobile, Ala., after a brief illness.
   The body will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and interment. Arrangements will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
  

Ora Lee Morrell

   Mrs. Ora Lee Morrell, 84, of Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following a long illness.
   Mrs. Morrell was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late William Grant and Lula Jane Forrester Anderson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Morrell, in 1997.
   Mrs. Morrell was a housewife and a member of Siam Baptist Church where in the past she had served as Church Clerk, Children's Sunday School Teacher, in the W.M.U., and the Tape and Literature Ministry. She received a "Servant Award" from Siam Baptist Church for more than 25 years of service.
   Survivors include three brothers, Alphas Anderson and J.D. Anderson, both of Elizabethton, and Argul H. Anderson, Bristol, and two sisters, Lucy Smith, Blowing Rock, N.C., and Jean Potter, Lenoir, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   MORRELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Lee Morrell, 84, of Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Music will be by Bill Anderson, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery on Thursday morning for the graveside service. Honorary pallbearers will be the men and deacons of Siam Baptist Church. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association for Research, 207 North Boone Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Condolences may be sent by e-mail to hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

May 8, 2001

Linda J. Crabtree


   Linda J. "Janey" Crabtree, 49, 169 Carver-Crabtree Road, Hampton, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.
   Miss Crabtree was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Ruby Jean Hughes Crabtree, of the home, and the late James William Crabtree Sr., who died January 25, 1994.
   Miss Crabtree attended Pearce Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include four sisters and brothers-in-law, Debra Jean and Tim Mottern, Marcella Joan and Roger Sheets, all of Hampton, Shelia Jan and Robert Hutchins, Bristol, and Mary Jo and Manuel Jones, Erwin; and three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James William Crabtree Jr. and Melissa Crabtree, Elizabethton, John Charles and Jennifer Crabtree, Hampton, and Jeffrey Allen Crabtree. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CRABTREE -- Funeral services for Linda J. "Janey" Crabtree, 49, 169 Carver-Crabtree Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, May 6, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Campbell and the Rev. John Stevens officiating. Music will be provided by Jennifer Crabtree. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Thursday, will be Larry Hughes Jr., Joe Hughes, Joey Phillips, Rex Ward, Mike Hicks and Josh Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Jake Sheets, Lucas Jones, Zackery Crabtree, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Paul Shell

   Paul Shell, 78, Dark Hollow Road, Elk Park, N.C., died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the James A. Quillen VA Medical Center, Johnson City.
   Mr. Shell was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ed and Belle Miller Shell.
   Mr. Shell retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service to his country, having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.
   Survivors include his wife, Louise Cable Shell, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Lewis Grindstaff, Minneapolis, N.C.; a granddaughter, Jaime Grindstaff, Minneapolis, N.C.; a grandson, John Grindstaff, Minneapolis, N.C.; three sisters, Mary Lou Hoss, Elaine Shell and Ruby Shell, all of Roan Mountain, and Melissa Hopson, Hampton; and two brothers, O'dell Shell and Mack Shell, both of Roan Mountain.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Shell family. www.funeral-plans.com/reins-sturdivant
  
   SHELL -- Funeral services for Paul Shell, 78, Dark Hollow Road, Elk Park, N.C., who died Sunday, May 6, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with the Rev. Reed Callahan and the Rev. Tommy Carver officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Elk Park Cemetery. The family, friends and pallbearers will gather at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service hour. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Avery County, Newland, N.C. 28657. Condolences may be sent to the family at reins-sturdivant@funeral-plans.com. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Shell family. www.funeral-plans.com/reins-sturdivant

May 7, 2001

Ruth Angel


   Mrs. Ruth Angel, 71, 1206 Hillside Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Angel was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Noah and Delphia McElyea Turner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Angel, in 1999, and two aunts, Mae Turner and Marie Angel.
   Mrs. Angel was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Glenda and Jeff Treadway and Carol and Tim Street, all of Elizabethton, and Kathy and Jeff Miller, Greensboro, N.C.; three sisters, Dorothy DePew, Anna Mae Laws and Sherry Perrigan, all of Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Jonathan, Sarah and Eden Treadway and Chad and Emily Street, all of Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Dr. Robert Allen, Johnson City.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   ANGEL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Angel, 71, 1206 Hillside Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 5, 2001, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Ernie DePew Jr., minister, and the Rev. Steve Witt officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist, and David Arney, pianist. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Miller, Jeff Treadway, Tim Street, Brian Perrigan, Roy Laws and David Angel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Condolences to the family may be made by e-mail to hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Linda J. Crabtree

   Linda Jane Crabtree, 49, 169 Carver Crabtree Road, Hampton, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
  

Dorothy D. Emmert

   Mrs. Dorothy Dimple Emmert, 86, 222 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Emmert was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late John P. and Roxie Sorrell Hopkins. She was also preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.
   Mrs. Emmert was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 25 years of service. She was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Joe W. Emmert, of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bobby and Elaine Emmert, Elizabethton, Kenneth and Peggy Emmert and Ronald Emmert, all of Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Ed Marley, Elizabethton; and a sister, Ruth Fair, Sacramento, Calif. Six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   EMMERT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Dimple Emmert, 86, 222 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 5, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Big Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker and the Rev. Harold Mains officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Sherry Hutchins, soloist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Rodney Emmert, David White, Kevin Burchfield, Eddie Haines, Jody Lewis and Danny Churchill. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Big Springs Baptist Church, Kenneth Cranfield, Bill Osborne, Earl Berry and Dawson Grindstaff. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Big Springs Baptist Church, 171 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Condolences to the family may be made by e-mail to hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Dan Fair

   Dan Fair, 44, 306 Shawnee Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Fair was a native of Carter County and a 1974 graduate of Elizabethton High School, where he was All Big 9 Conference in football. He was a coach in the Johnson City T-Ball and Instructional Baseball Leagues and a member of the Johnson City-Washington and Carter County Chambers of Commerce.
   Mr. Fair was the District Manager for Stuart C. Irby Wholesale Electrical Supply. Prior to his employment at Stuart C. Irby, he was employed by the Elizabethton Electric System for 21 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was an avid golfer.
   Survivors include his wife, Maggie Grindstaff Fair, of the home; a son, Nicholas Lee Fair, and a daughter, Hannah Bea Fair, both of the home; his parents, L.D. and Peggy Fair, 524 Sycamore Gardens, Elizabethton; three brothers, Dale Fair, 284 Airport Road, Elizabethton, David Fair, Morehead City, N.C., and Darrell Fair, Creola Way, Johnson City; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bill and Larna Smith, Johnson City; 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
  
   FAIR -- Funeral services for Dan Fair, 44, 306 Shawnee Road, Johnson City, who died Saturday, May 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Mike Bowling and Mr. Eddy Craft, ministers, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30 p.m. Tuesday until the service hour. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. Active pallbearers will be Joe Campbell, Tim Reeser, Gaylon Wilson, Jess Holland, Justin Fair, Josh Fair, Cody Fair and Dr. Jack Holly. Honorary pallbearers will be Farrell Cloyd, Kyle Letterman, Frank Curde, Joe LaPorte, Curt Emmert, Employees of Stuart C. Irby and Employees of Elizabethton Electric System. Those wishing to make donations in memory of Mr. Fair may donate to: Johnson City Major League, c/o State of Franklin Savings Bank, 907 North Roan Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604, or to the Lake Ridge Elementary School Library Fund, 1001 Lake Ridge Square, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Mr. Fair was a devoted father and husband. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail to: <tfhome@preferred.com> Additional information may be obtained at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  

 

May 6, 2001

Mary Angel


   Mary Angel, 71, 1206 Hillside Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.

Dolores D. Bolle

   Dolores D. Bolle, 95, 900 S. Second St., Elizabethton, Tenn., died Friday, May 4, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   A Birmingham, Ala., native, she lived in the Elizabethton the last 12 years.
   Mrs. Bolle was formerly a nurse's aide at the Birmingham Hospital.
   Survivors include special friends and caregivers, William R. and Mary Ann Weeks and David Weeks, all of Elizabethton.
   Final disposition will be conducted at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent via e-mail at tfhome@preferred.com. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Rita A. Craig

   Rita A. Craig, 85, Austin, Texas, died on Friday, May 4, 2001, in Austin.
   Mrs. Craig was born Jan. 8, 1916, in Binghamton, N.Y., to Mary and James Sullivan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Craig; and one son, Charles G. Craig, Jr.
   She was an Austin resident and was formerly from Bowling Green, Ky., and Johnson City, Tenn.
   She was survived by one daughter, Mary R. Palombi and her husband, Vincent P. Palombi, Austin; one son, James P. Craig and his wife Laverne Craig, Bowling Green, Ky; one daughter-in-law, Margaret DeCoster; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 512-335-1155, 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CRAIG -- A vigil service for Rita A. Craig, 85, Austin, Texas, who died Friday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 7, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The family wishes to express their sincerest gratitude to the staff at Gracy Woods II nursing home for all the love and kindness they provided to Rita and their entire family. Their compassion and support will always be remembered. Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 512-335-1155, 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Crowder

   Donald Crowder, 81, No. 9, Oakleaf Court, Johnson City, Tenn., died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   He was a native of Washington County and the son of the late Henry G. and Fannie E. Crowder. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Crowder; three brothers, Dock Crowder, Fred Crowder and Isaac Crowder; and two sisters, Marie Crowder and Mrs. Dena Moore.
   Mr. Crowder was a faithful Christian and was a member of the Church of Christ where he had taught adult Bible classes for more than 50 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France and eight major campaigns on the European front. He was at graduate of East Tennessee State University and the University of Michigan. He taught math at Cloudland High School. He served in the Flint Community Public Schools, Flint, Mich., for more than 30 years, where he was prinicpal of Flint Central High School and superintendent of the public schools. Mr. Crowder served on the Board of Directors of the Flint Area School Employees Credit Union for 24 years.
   Survivors include his wife of nearly 55 years, Virginia Robinson Crowder, of the home; one daughter, Jan Crowder, Nashville, Tenn.; eight sisters, Mrs. Florence Ritchie and Mrs. Edith Shipley, both of Elizabethton; Mrs. Mary Lyons and Mrs. Marcie Morrell, both of Bluff City; Mrs. Ella Malone, Watauga; Mrs. Isabelle Bowers, Johnson City; Mrs. Geneva Curde, Blountville; and Mrs. Ida Tkatch, Mission Viego, California; two brothers, Jack Crowder and Sam Crowder, both of Elizabethton; one grandson, Brent Crowder, Flint, Mich.; one granddaughter, Danielle Crowder, Flint, Mich.; and two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   CROWDER -- Funeral services for Donald Crowder, 81, No. 9, Oakleaf Court, Johnson City, Tenn., who died Saturday, May 5, 2001 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2001, in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, with Messers Tim Hall and Eddy Craft, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at ll a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Howard, Mike McElroy, Dempsey Jordan, Billy Joe Campbell, Jim Fillers, George Ellis, Cecil Ellenburg and Ken Shepard. Honorary pallbearers will be elders of the Elizabethton Church of Christ, Greeneville Church of Christ and Averill Avenue Church of Christ, Flint, Mich., faculty and staff of Flint Central High School 1963-1982. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2001, in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Elizabethton Church of Christ, 137 East C Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, where they will be distributed for teaching the gospel of Christ. A special thanks to Dr. Clarence Spannuth, Dr. Clifford Wiegand, Dr. Franklin Montenegro and Mrs. Jackie Foster, RN. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001, to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Dorothy D. Emmert

   Mrs. Dorothy D. Emmert, 86, 222 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in the Pine Ridge Care Center following short illness.
   Arrangements are incomplete.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.
  

Bobby J. Gentry

   Bobby Joe Gentry, 69, 224 Warren Road, Piney Flats, died Friday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home after a long illness.
   A Mountain City native, Mr. Gentry was the son of the late Charles "Ottis" and Ada Pauline Payne Gentry. He had lived in the Piney Flats are the majority of his life.
   A former truck driver, he most recently was employed by Portland Utilities in Kingsport. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. He was a member of Edgefield United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Lavonne Warren Gentry; a daughter, Tammy Berry, Piney Flats; a sister, Bettye Morley, Mountain City; and two grandsons, Chris and Andy Berry, both of Piney Flats; and two nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 423-282-1521, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GENTRY -- Funeral services for Bobby Joe Gentry, 69, 224 Warren Road, Piney Flats, who died Friday, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home in the South Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. The service will be under the direction of the Revs. Jack Stevens and Virgil Booher. A committal service will be conducted in the Edgefield Cemetery on Monday at 11 a.m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Lavonne Warren Gentry; a daughter, Tammy Berry and a son-in-law, Mike Berry, both of Piney Flats; a sister, Bettye Morley, Mountain City; and two grandsons, Chris and Andy Berry, both of Piney Flats; and two nephews. Pallbearers will be Mike Franklin, Steve Morris, Raymond Bishop, Jim Berry, Ron Perry, Steve Perry, Jim Perry and Bill Halloway. For those who wish, a memorial may be made in the form of contributions to the Edgefield United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 745 Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 423-282-1521, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Dana R. Holtsclaw

   "Dana Ray" Holtsclaw, 73, Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
   He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Holtsclaw and his father, Weaver Holtsclaw, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; brothers, Orville Holtsclaw, Voyd Holtsclaw, and Conley Holtsclaw; and a half-sister, Norma Rea Street, Roan Mountain, Tenn.
   He was married to Mildred Trent Holtsclaw on May 3, 1954. He was a native of Roan Mountain, Tenn., and a well-known bluegrass DJ in Bristol. He worked at several radio stations: WCYB, WKYE and WBBI, and was presently working at WOPI. He retired in 1990 from Raytheon Corp. after 32 years. He February 2001, he was honored by the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance as a Major Contributor to Bluegrass/Country Music.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mildred Trent Holtsclaw; two sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Judy Holtsclaw, Morristown, Tenn.; and Eddie Holtsclaw, Bristol, Tenn.; two daughters, Wilma Cox, Bluff City, Tenn.; and Brenda Holtsclaw, Kingsport, Tenn.; two grandsons, Jeremy Holtsclaw and Lance Holtsclaw, Morristown, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Amber Cox, Fresno, Calif.; and Andrea Cox, Virginia Beach, Va.; one great-granddaughter, Madison Holtsclaw, Morristown, Tenn.; three sisters, Verna Hughes, Onza Johnson and Beulah Hughes, all of Roan Mountain, Tenn.; one brother, Carmon Holtsclaw, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; and one half-sister, Renalee Whitehead, Roan Mountain, Tenn.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 423-968-2111, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HOLTSCLAW -- Funeral services for "Dana Ray" Holtsclaw, 73, Old Jonesboro Rd, Bristol, Tenn., who died Thursday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Lyons Smith and Bob Emmert officiating. The committal will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eastern Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George DeVault, Mac Blevins, Larry Gorley, Dennis Wenk, Gary Holtsclaw and Jackie Vance. The family received friends from 5-7:45 p.m. Saturday at the Weaver Funeral Home. "If Everyone Loved Bluegrass Music like 'Dana Ray' did, The World Would be Great to Live In." Weaver Funeral Home, 423-968-2111, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
  

Mae E. Sheffield

   Mrs. Mae Bell Eggers Sheffield, 82, of Hermitage Nursing Home, formerly of the Hunter community, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 4, 2001, in the nursing home following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Sheffield was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and had lived in Carter County for the past 50 years. She was a daughter of the late William and Lou Cardwell Eggers. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arlie Eggers, in 1975, and her second husband, John Sheffield, by three sisters and one brother.
   She was a homemaker and a member of the Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Ava Nell and J.B. Morley, Elizabethton; Louise and Leon Whitehead, Roan Mountain; Carolyn Pierce, Elizabethton; and Glenda and Rob Parks, Johnson City, Tenn. One son and daughter-in-law, Cecil and Phyllis Eggers, Elizabethton; one sister, Lillian Braznay, Mesa, Ariz.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SHEFFIELD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Bell Eggers Sheffield, 82, Elizabethton, Tenn., will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Revs. Eric Eggers and Eric Heaton, ministers, officiating, Music will be by Joyce Salyer and Jerry Barnett, soloists, and Mr. David Arney, organist. The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2001, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Coonse officiating. Active pallbearers will be James Morley, Travis Eggers, Eric Eggers, Jeff Presnell, Jason Presnell, Mickey Woodring, and Cody Eggers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Burl Garland and friends of Hunter First Baptist Church and Dungan Chapel Baptist Church and the staff of the Hermitage Nursing Home. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6-8 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Ava Nell Morley, 1232 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral chapel at 10 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent by e-mail to hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Tommy J. Smith

   Tommy Junior Smith, 43, 114 Quail Dr., Roan Mountain, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Vanderbilt Medical Center Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., following an extended illness.
   A Carter County native, he was the son of the late Silas and Arlene Shell Smith.
   Mr. Smith was a member of True Holiness Church and a retired employee of the State of Tennessee Department of Corrections.
   Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and H.B. Richardson, Roan Mountain; one brother, Donald Smith, Roan Mountain; and numerous aunts and uncles.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   SMITH -- A memorial graveside service for Tommy Junior Smith, 43, 114 Quail Dr., Roan Mountain, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Perry Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. B.F. McKinney officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Alpha 1 Association, Suite 549, 8120 Pennsylvania Ave., South, Minneapolis, Minn. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

 

May 4, 2001

Ethel W. Childers

  Mrs. Ethel Whitehead Childers, 82, 410 Tollett Street, Hampton, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at her residence following an unexpected illness.
  Mrs. Childers was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Annie Mae Holly Whitehead. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Eugene Childers, and by three sisters and a brother.
  Mrs. Childers was a homemaker.
  Survivors include three brothers, Martin Whitehead, Whitesburg, Ga., David Whitehead, San Diego, Calif., and Joe Whitehead, Hampton, and two sisters, Hazel Oliver, Elizabethton, and Geneva Smalling, Watauga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  CHILDERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Whitehead Childers, 82, 410 Tollett Street, Hampton, who died Thursday, May 3, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Tony Oliver officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the Whitehead Cemetery, Dennis Cove Community. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday 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

Michael P. Montgomery

  Michael "Mike" Paul Montgomery, 35, 437 Riverview Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mr. Montgomery was a native of Carter County and had lived most of his life in the Tri-Cities area. He was a son of John and Norma Guinn Montgomery, Johnson City.
  Mr. Montgomery was a former employee of Hampton Print Works and was a Minister. He was a member of Revival Center Baptist Church in Bristol, Va.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sons, Michael Paul Montgomery II and Matthew Stephen Montgomery, both of Johnson City; a daughter, LaBreeska Louella Montgomery, Johnson City; two brothers, David Montgomery and Jerry Montgomery, both of Johnson City; two sisters, Amy Montgomery Belisle, Hampton, and Karen Montgomery, Johnson City; and his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Guinn, Roan Mountain. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

  MONTGOMERY -- Funeral services for Michael "Mike" Paul Montgomery, 35, 437 Riverview Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Revival Center Baptist Church, Bristol, Va. Graveside services and interment will follow at Cherokee Community Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Lyons Smith, the Rev. Bobby Krtausch and the Rev. Shean Hobbs officiating. Special music will be provided by the Revival Center Baptist Church Youth Choir and The Bentons. Active pallbearers will be Mike Canter, Wayne Eades, David Nunley, Gary Lee Davidson, Ben Harlow, Gary Davidson, Randy Tolley and Tim Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Revival Center Baptist Church and all his brethren in the ministry. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home of his brother, David Montgomery, 118 Fairhaven Drive, Johnson City. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Montgomery Children Special Fund, c/o State of Franklin Saving Bank, P.O. Box 940, Johnson City, TN 37605. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Clayton F. Slagle

  Clayton F. Slagle, 77, 354 Slagles Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mr. Slagle was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Claude and Della Lyons Slagle. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Kyle Slagle.
  Mr. Slagle was owner-operator of Slagles Tire and owner/operator of Slagles Bluegrass Pasture. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
  Survivors include his wife, Virginia "Dare" Slagle, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Gail Slagle, Elizabethton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sue and Guy Ford, Elizabethton, and Barbara "Bobby" Williams; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Tom Slagle, Johnson City; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Betty and Lamar Harris and Wilma Brown, all of Panama City, Fla., and Theola and Otis Merritt of Alabama; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, John and Kathy Henson, Jack Perkins and Dr. David Jones.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  SLAGLE -- Funeral services for Clayton F. Slagle, 77, 354 Slagles Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, May 3, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Special Bluegrass music will be provided. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeffrey Lethcoe, Jerry Lethcoe, Michael Williams, Tony Slagle Jr., Joshua Scalf, Travis Lethcoe and Brandon Lethcoe. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Lunceford, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Judge John Walton, Judge Bob Cupp, Carter County Sheriff's Department and all Law Enforcement Agencies of Carter County and all his special Bluegrass family. 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, 354 Slagles Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


Stephen R. Thompson

  Stephen R. Thompson, 56, 119 Olgia Lane, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
  Mr. Thompson was a native of Harford County, Md., had lived most of his life in Harford County and had lived the last seven years in Johnson City. He was the son of the late Roger and Margaret Burkins Thompson and was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Thompson.
  Mr. Thompson was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church, Johnson City. He was owner/operator of a transport hauling company and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.
  Survivors include his wife, Ennice Thompson, of the home; a son, Stephen E. Thompson, Harford County, Md.; a daughter, Teresa Velasquez, Harford County, Md.; three grandchildren, Caitlin Rose Velasquez, Tyler Stephen Velasquez and Cody Roger Velasquez, all of Harford County, Md.; a brother, W. David Thompson, Harford County, Md.; and two sisters, Mary Susan Thompson and Martha Jayne Lyons, both of Harford County, Md. 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

  THOMPSON -- Funeral services for Stephen R. Thompson, 56, 119 Olgia Lane, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Greenwood Baptist Church, Johnson City, with the Rev. Harold McNabb officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Harvest Time Quartet and the Rev. Harold McNabb, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 6, at Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Harford County, Md., with Caitlin Rose Velasquez, soloist. Active pallbearers will be Harry Holdaway, Donnie Hamonds, James Woodard, Ronnie Clark, Carl Elliott and Dennis Moffitt. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Greenwood Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Baptist Church. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Building Fund of Greenwood Baptist Church, 102 Elliott & Scott Circle, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. 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.

May 3, 2001

Don A. Arwood


   Don Allen Arwood, 44, 126 Chapel Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Arwood was a native of Carter County and a son of Bill Arwood, Roan Mountain, and the late Maxie Freeman Arwood, who died in 1976.
   Mr. Arwood was an employee of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He was a member of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Lori Ann Deloach Arwood; a son, Scotty Allen Arwood, Johnson City; a stepdaughter, Ashley Warren, Johnson City; three stepsons and a stepdaughter-in-law, Scotty Warren, Johnson City, Joey and Melanie Solomon and Robbie Solomon, all of Elizabethton; and four sisters, Terri Hughes, Peggy McMahan and Angie Tribble, all of Elizabethton, and Jeanette Street, Roan Mountain. Two nephews and one niece also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ARWOOD -- Funeral services for Don Allen Arwood, 44, 126 Chapel Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Blevins and Pastor Kurt Styron officiating. The Street Family will provide the music. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Arwood Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, will be Kirk Anderson, Rocky Hughes, Jeff Deloach, Roy Street, Keith Deloach, Jim Tribble, Lawrence Street and H.B. Richardson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ashley E. Miller

   Ashley Elizabeth Miller, infant daughter of Darrell and Jeanie Miller, of Deep Gap, N.C., died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Jacob Miller, of the home; her maternal great-grandparents, Adam and Bertie Townsend, Banner Elk, N.C.; two aunts, Shirley Miller, Johnson City, and Wanda Miller, Mountain City; and four uncles, Frank Miller, Elizabethton, Bill Miller, Larry Dean Miller and J.P. Miller, all of Butler.
   Hampton Funeral Service, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MILLER -- Funeral services for Ashley Elizabeth Miller, infant daughter of Darrell and Jeanie Miller, of Deep Gap, N.C., who died Monday, April 30, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel in Boone, N.C. Graveside services and interment will follow at 1 p.m. Friday in the Miller Cemetery in Butler with the Rev. Terry Dugger officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 until 11 a.m. Friday, prior to the service. Hampton Funeral Service, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.

Michael P. Waycaster

   Michael Paul Waycaster, 45, of Soddy-Daisy, formerly of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in a Chattanooga hospital.
   Mr. Waycaster was the owner/manager of Waycrazy's BBQ, Inc., and was also a race car owner in the NASCAR Sportsman Series #91 and the Hooter's Pro Cup Series Car #91. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Mr. Waycaster was a graduate of Surgoinsville High School and East Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree in Environmental Health. He was an avid supporter of the University of Tennessee Football Program and was involved in many community programs in the Hamilton County area. He was a member of Creeks Bend Golf and Country Club.
   He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Waycaster.
   Survivors include his wife, Janet Waycaster, of the home; his mother, Joy Ann Waycaster, Soddy-Daisy; two daughters, Tammy Knotts, Scottsboro, Ala., and Tiffany Hollowell, Soddy-Daisy; a grandson, Michael Knotts, Scottsboro, Ala.; and his grandmother, Carrie Sams, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   WAYCASTER -- Funeral services for Michael Paul Waycaster, 45, of Soddy-Daisy, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Chapel of Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, Soddy-Daisy. There will also be a service at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Al Oliver and Paul Odom officiating. Entombment will follow the service in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Joe McGee, Henry Mienke, Guy Sams, Terry McPeek, Chris Morriss and Danny Sams. Honorary pallbearers will be F.D. Sams, Jerry Sams, Eddie Sams, Don Pleasant, Fred Sams, Nolan Sams, Johnny Sams, Ray Hill, Marion Morriss and Tom Sams. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division, 850 Fortwood Street, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37403. 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

May 2, 2001

Don Arwood

  Don Allen Arwood, 126 Chapel Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at his residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Ruth Dykes

  Mrs. Ruth Dykes, 88, 135 Blaine Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mrs. Dykes was a native of Paul's Valley, Okla., and a daughter of the late Will and Ella Ann Ruth Bishop. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald Lee Dykes, in 1957, and by six brothers and a sister.
  Mrs. Dykes had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a member of King Springs Baptist Church.
  Survivors include her husband, Arvel Dykes; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Sue and Bobby Bennett, Johnson City; and five sons and four daughters-in-law, Donald and Susan Dykes, Parker, Texas, Gene Dykes, Naples, Fla., Dean and Sharon Dykes, Elizabethton, Arvel Dykes Jr. "Babe" and Linda Dykes, Johnson City, and Dennis and Sandra Dykes, Jonesborough. Ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  DYKES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Dykes, 88, 135 Blaine Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 30, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Campbell and the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Donald Dykes, Gene Dykes, Dean Dykes, Arvel Dykes Jr., Dennis Dykes and Bobby Bennett. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bruce W. Laws

  Bruce Wayne Laws, 53, 147 Lexington Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mr. Laws was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Scott and Alice Gray Simmons Laws. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Scott Laws.
  Mr. Laws owned and operated Automotive Color and Supply Company, Johnson City, and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He attended First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
  Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Stone Laws, of the home; two sons, Christopher Laws, Cleveland, Ohio, and Corey Laws, of the home; a brother, Lee Laws, Brandon, Fla.; five sisters, Mary Nell Hooten, Elizabethton, Kay Moody and Nancy White, both of Butler, Sally Walnaus, Detroit, Mich., and Jane Laws, Conroe, Texas; and a special friend, Theresa Lukianoff. Several nieces and nephews.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  LAWS -- Funeral services for Bruce Wayne Laws, 53, 147 Lexington Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be by John Bunn. Disposition will be held at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be David Mills, Arklie Hooten, Tom White, David Wilson, John Norris, Shane Moody, Richard Moody, Rick Hill, Thomas White, Wayne Jackson, Steve Coulter, David Stokes, Roy Stansberry and Bill Shoun. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday or at the residence, 147 Lexington Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton, 212 East "F" Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643; the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644; or the American Cancer Society, Suite 2, 2513 Wesley Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. 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

Naomi L. Matherly

  Naomi LouVena Matherly, 76, 701 Sink Valley Road, Butler, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Matherly was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late James Blaine and Winnie L. Wagner Matherly. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, a sister and a grandson.
  Mrs. Matherly was a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include two daughters, Anna Berry, Butler, and Mary Brown, Owensboro, Ky.; two sons, Frank Linzalone, Johnson City, and Pat Linzalone, Elkins, W.Va.; a sister, Ruth Reece, Banner Elk, N.C.; and two brothers, Claude Matherly and Ted Matherly, both of Butler. Thirteen grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  MATHERLY -- Funeral services for Naomi LouVena Matherly, 76, 701 Sink Valley Road, Butler, who died Monday, April 30, 2001, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, in the James Blaine Matherly Cemetery, Johnson County. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday or at the residence of a daughter, 371 Cobb Creek Road, Butler, 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

Frances Wills

  Mrs. Frances "Nan" Wills, 78, 517 Crowe Bottom Circle, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Wills was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Charles and Eva Smith Holly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Riley H. Wills, October 1, 1991; a son, Larry Wayne Peters; four sisters, Hazel Nave, Lucy Buckles, Margie Carriger and Florence Fletcher; and three brothers, Glen Holly, Eugene Holly and Charles Holly Jr.
  Mrs. Wills was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. She was a member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church.
  Survivors include three daughters, Linda Wills, Terry, Miss., Brenda Dupree, Elizabethton, and Karen Wilson, Johnson City; a son, Roger Peters, Kingsport; two sisters, Corine Phillips and Lois Scalf, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, Lawrence "Beardy" Holly and Gordon "Bud" Holly, both of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Brandon Bailey, Alexis Paije Wilson, April McDavid and Ginger Peters; and a great-granddaughter, Alasyn McDavid. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  WILLS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Frances "Nan" Wills, 78, 517 Crowe Bottom Circle, Elizabethton, who died Monday, April 30, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Gerald Holly, minister, and the Rev. John Perkins officiating. Music will be provided by Gary Fairly, Dwight Pugh and Melanie McCann. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, will be her nephews and Eddie Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Phillips, Bobby Gene Campbell and Harrison Scalf. A Special "Thank You" to the Critical Care Team of Johnson City Medical Center, the Nursing Staff of ICU and 2nd Floor of Johnson City Medical Center and the John Lawson Surgical Group. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Karen Wilson, 1308 Milligan Highway, Apt. #2, Johnson City. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  

May 1, 2001

Evelyn Donnelly

   Evelyn Donnelly, 84, 256 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, died suddenly Sunday, April 29, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Donnelly was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Robert and Irene Oakes Richardson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Donnelly, April 5, 1978.
   Mrs. Donnelly was a member of Pinecrest Christian Church and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Marvin Carden, Elizabethton, and Nell and Art Lewis, Perry, Fla.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five brothers, Ray Richardson, Quentin Richardson and Don Richardson, all of Elizabethton, Frank Richardson, Johnson City, and Dennis Richardson, Roanoke, Va. 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
  
   DONNELLY -- Funeral services for Evelyn Donnelly, 84, 256 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, who died Sunday, April 29, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Pastor Randal Johnson and Pastor Todd Maines officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Singing Christians Group and Lois Tipton, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and friends of the church. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Smith, Harry Smith, Bill Smith, Don Chambers and Ernest Thomason. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 256 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address: tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Ruth Dykes

   Mrs. Ruth Dykes, 88, 135 Blaine Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
  

Lois S. Whittington

   Lois Shipley Whittington, 89, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Apt. 335, Johnson City, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Appalachian Christian Village.
   Mrs. Whittington was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a daughter of the late George B. Shipley Sr. and Sarah Mountie McClain Shipley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everette H. Whittington, in 1979, and by five brothers and five sisters.
   Mrs. Whittington was a lifelong member of Boones Creek Christian Church and a 50-year member of the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a son, Glen Whittington, Johnson City, and three daughters, Mrs. Betty Timbs, Elizabethton, Mrs. Wanda Ruth Lacey, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Sharon Curtis, St. Charles, Ill. Ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITTINGTON -- Funeral services for Lois Shipley Whittington, 89, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Apt. 335, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 30, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Mr. Palma Bennett, minister, officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at Monte Vista Burial Park where family and friends will meet at 10:50 a.m. For those who prefer the family requests that memorials be made to the Boones Creek Christian Church Building Fund, 312 Christian Church Road, Gray, Tenn. 37615. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at appfh@aol.com. The family will receive friends in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Frances Wills

   Mrs. Frances Wills, 78, 517 Crowe Bottom Circle, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.