May 31, 2001

Wayne D. Carr


   Wayne Dale Carr, 31, 846 Big Arm Branch Road, Bluff City, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at his home.
   Mr. Carr was a native of Carter County and had lived in the Bluff City area most of his life. He was employed with Hal Overbey Construction Company and attended the Valley Drive Missionary Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Reed Carr.
   Survivors include his wife, Tammy Dillard Carr; a daughter, Sheyanne "Sheydie" Carr; his father and stepmother, Howard and Janie Carr, Elizabethton; two sisters, Pamela Carr, Bristol, and Shannon Harr Holtsclaw, Elizabethton; and his grandmother, Kate Carr, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARR -- Funeral services for Wayne Dale Carr, 31, 846 Big Arm Branch Road, Bluff City, who died Monday, May 28, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Brown officiating. The committal will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, in the Jones Family Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Dillard, Billy Dillard, Kenneth Kemp, Roger Freeman, Ray Lambert and Johnny Huffman. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Wallace Freeman, Gene Miller, Hal Overbey and Toby Bailey. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at 1000 Barker Street, Bristol, at any time. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Dorothy S. Kirk

   CARY, N.C. -- Dorothy Stevens Kirk, 83, a longtime resident of Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, died Tuesday, May 28, 2001, at Cary Health and Rehabilitation.
   Mrs. Kirk was a native of Durham County and the daughter of the late James Walter Stevens Sr. and Essie Thompson Stevens. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Winston Kirk, and a brother, Bill Stevens.
   Mrs. Kirk had lived in this area all of her life and was retired from food service in the Cary Elementary Schools. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Cary.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte K. and John Fulton, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Mary K. and Jeff Tucker, Apex; a brother, Hocutt Stevens, Garner; a sister, Betty Kirk, Raleigh; two grandchildren, Heather F. Youngblood and her husband, Andy, Pittsboro, and Neil Tucker and his fiancee, Allison Cotton, Apex; two great-grandchildren, John and Emma Youngblood; a close extended family member, Randy Nevill; and a special friend, Opal Brendle.
   Graveside funeral services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, in Cary. In lieu of flowers, the Kirk family requests memorials to the Arthritis Foundation, Carolinas Chapter, Eastern Branch, 1135 Kildaire Road, Cary, N.C. 27511.
   Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary, N.C., (919) 467-8108, is in charge of arrangements.

  
Michael Sochalski

   Michael Sochalski, 14, 610 N. Pine Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital due to a drowning accident.
   Michael was a native of Carter County and the son of Steve and Debbie Coefer Sochalski, of the home. He was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
   Michael was a freshman at Elizabethton High School and a member of the Elizabethton High School Wrestling Team. He loved playing basketball, biking, skateboarding, and fishing.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three brothers, Steven, Jeremy and Daniel Sochalski, all of the home; a special cousin, Jason Coefer, Elizabethton; his maternal grandparents, Sam and Edith Coefer, Watauga; his paternal grandmother, Joyce Sochalski, Bristol, Pa.; his maternal great-grandmother, Ollie Massengill, Watauga; five uncles, Michael Sochalski, Gary Sochalski, Wayne Sochalski and Sammy Coefer, all of Pennsylvania, and Jim Coefer, Watauga; and two aunts, Loretta Ratti, Fairless Hills, Pa., and Susan Berghof, of Pennsylvania. Several cousins and many friends 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
  
   SOCHALSKI -- Funeral services for Michael Sochalski, 14, 610 N. Pine Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at First Christian Church of Elizabethton with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of a cousin, Melinda Hyder, soloist, and Carolyn Estep, organist. Private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Those who prefer memories in lieu of flowers may send donations to First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn., 37643, to be used to fund the game room at the new Elizabethton/Carter County Boys Club, where Michael was a member. 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 30, 2001

Wayne D. Carr

  Wayne Dale Carr, 31, 846 Big Arm Branch Road, Bluff City, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at his home.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
  Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge.

John M. Reed

  John Marion Reed, 72, 1815 Liberty Hill South Road, Limestone, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at his home after an extended illness.
  Mr. Reed was the son of the late Roy and Addie Elizabeth Reed and was also preceded in death by two sons, Danny Eugene Reed and John Mark Reed.
  Mr. Reed made his lifelong career as a self-employed farmer and milk transporter. He was a member of Liberty Hill Methodist Church and attended Liberty Hill School during his childhood. He was a member of Tennessee Dairy Association.
  Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Willie Kate Renner Reed; six sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael Reed, of the home, Jimmy and Mary Reed, Roger and Tina Reed, Bobby Reed, Terry Reed and Jeff Reed, all of Limestone; two daughters, Cindy Legg, Limestone, and Linda Kirkpatrick, Greeneville; three brothers, Willis, Kenneth and Joe Reed, all of Limestone; a sister, Geraldine Reed Southerland, Johnson City; and 18 grandchildren, Angie Huff, Brad, Lance, Heather, Keith, Candace, Michelle, Sarah, Alex, Kylan, Cody, Rachel, Joseph, Dustin, Ashley and Brittany Reed, Joshua Legg and Nicholas Pettit. Three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Kiser Funeral Home, 401 West Main Street, Greeneville, (423) 638-3121, is in charge of arrangements.

  REED -- Funeral services for John Marion Reed, 72, 1815 Liberty Hill South Road, Limestone, who died Sunday, May 27, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, from the Kiser Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Gourley and the Rev. T.R. Gosnell officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. His sons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven King, Harry and Tip Woods, Teddy Gaby, Tommy Ramsey, Don Baskette, Garfield Woodward, Gary Tolley, Jim Jenkins, Ricky Huff, Levi Miller, Eddie Claiborne, all former Milk Producers, and the Doctors and Staff of Johnson City Medical Center and Home Health Care. Mr. Reed was well-known throughout Upper East Tennessee and parts of Virginia by his producers to be honest and dependable; he was also their friend. Those who have known him over the years, knew he was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an honest and caring man and will be greatly missed. Mr. Reed was the eldest of five children and was born June 29, 1928 in Greene County. The body is at Kiser Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Rosena Morelock, 3960 Old Snapp Ferry Road, Limestone, Tenn. 37681. Kiser Funeral Home, 401 West Main Street, Greeneville, (423) 638-3121, is in charge of arrangements.


May 29, 2001

Ronald L. Collins

   Ronald Lee Collins, 85, 308 Hickory Lane, Franklin, Tenn., died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Williamson County Hospital, Franklin.
   Mr. Collins was a native of Greene County and a son of the late Charlie and Margaret Estelle Walker Collins. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Collins.
   Mr. Collins had lived a number of years in Carter County before moving to Michigan. He was a retired employee of The Cadillac Division of General Motors. Following his retirement, he moved to North Port, Fla., and moved to Franklin in 1998. He was a member of Judson Baptist Church, Nashville, and a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Dwain Hazelwood, Franklin; a brother, J.C. Collins, Chuckey; a grandson, Glen Hazelwood, Franklin; and a great-granddaughter, Stephanie Hazelwood, Franklin.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COLLINS -- Funeral services for Ronald Lee Collins, 85, 308 Hickory Lane, Franklin, who died Sunday, May 27, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Smith officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 31, in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery, Hampton. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 8:50 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Paul E. Gosnell

   Paul Eugene Gosnell, 53, 910 Appian Way, Lawrenceville, Ga., died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Hospice Atlanta following a brief illness of cancer.
   A native of Greeneville, Tenn., Mr. Gosnell had lived 20 years in Johnson City and Jonesborough before moving to Lawrenceville. He was a son of the late Charlie Lee Gosnell and the late Sudie Crum Gosnell Ricker and was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Makayla Larsen, in 1996, and a sister, Sue Ellen Gosnell.
   Mr. Gosnell was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and was employed as a maintenance supervisor. He was a member of Central Church of Christ, Lawrenceville, and a former member of Embreeville Church of Christ, Erwin.
   Mr. Gosnell and his wife, along with Terry and Lena Title, formed the quartet, His Own, where he was bass and lead singer for eight years.
   Survivors include his wife, Joan Dulaney Gosnell; a son, Jimmie Daniel "Danny" Sheets, Lawrenceville, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jonie Gail and A.J. Larsen Jr., Lawrenceville, Ga.; three grandchildren, Trey and Jesse Garrett and Jenna Gail Larsen, all of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobbie and Susie Gosnell, DeKalb, Ill., and Charles and Hattie Gosnell, Greeneville; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Myrtle and Don Hansen, DeKalb, Ill., Barbara and Jimmy Frye, Mosheim, Joann Bowman, Greeneville, and Martha Mae Peters, Chuckey; another daughter, Cassie Melton, Greeneville; three aunts, Ethel Laughlin and Beulah Estepp, both of Greeneville, and Wilma Woods of Missouri.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GOSNELL -- Funeral services for Paul Eugene Gosnell, 53, 910 Appian Way, Lawrenceville, Ga., who died Sunday, May 27, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Morris-Baker South Chapel with his special uncle, E.L. "Erwin" Gosnell and Scott Phillips officiating. Special music will be provided by Terry and Lena Tittle and Roddy Baird. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Monte Vista Burial Park officiated by Jackson Phillips, with military honors by The American Legion, Hammond Post #3, Kingsport. Serving as pallbearers will be the Board of Elders and Deacons of Embreeville Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in memory of Paul E. Gosnell be made to the Building Fund of Embreeville Church of Christ, 4343 Highway 81 South, Erwin, Tenn. 37650 (phone 423-743-7232). Survivors include his wife, Joan Dulaney Gosnell; a son, Jimmie Daniel "Danny" Sheets, Lawrenceville, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jonie Gail and A.J. Larsen Jr., Lawrenceville, Ga.; three grandchildren, Trey and Jesse Garrett and Jenna Gail Larsen, all of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobbie and Susie Gosnell, DeKalb, Ill., and Charles and Hattie Gosnell, Greeneville; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Myrtle and Don Hansen, DeKalb, Ill., Barbara and Jimmy Frye, Mosheim, Joann Bowman, Greeneville, and Martha Mae Peters, Chuckey; another daughter, Cassie Melton, Greeneville; three aunts, Ethel Laughlin and Beulah Estepp, both of Greeneville, and Wilma Woods of Missouri; nieces and nephews, Willard "Jr.", Teresa, Sherry, Bobbie, Cindi and Lisa Duncan, all originally from DeKalb, Ill., Ricky Fawbush of Alabama, Terry Fawbush, Kenny Malone and Brenda Hilton, all of Greeneville, Tammy Blackmon, Lucoma, N.C., Rhonda and Sheila Gosnell, both of DeKalb, Ill., Stephen Paul and David Gosnell, both of Greeneville, Cindi, Tim and Jerry Frye, all of Mosheim, and Teresa, Dale and Tommy Tolliver, all of Greeneville. His wife Joan's family includes her mother, Rosie Dulaney, Johnson City; a sister, Brenda Malone, Johnson City; two nieces, Shannon Locke and her husband, Louis, and children, Shante and Isaiah, and Sherri Lyn Newberg and her husband, Ronnie, and children, Taylor and Madison, all of Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and other hours at the residence of his mother-in-law, Rosie Dulaney, 1614 E. Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, or his sister, Martha Mae Peters, 2770 Chuckey Pike, Chuckey. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

 

May 27, 2001

Grace Cole


   Grace Cole, 86, 155 Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Miss Cole was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John B. and Pearl Hicks Cole. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Glen Cole.
   Miss Cole was a Charter Member of the Biltmore Baptist Church.
   Survivors include several cousins.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COLE -- Funeral services for Grace Cole, 86, 155 Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Burl Garland and the Rev. Mark Grubb officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, in the Cole Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:40 a.m. Monday, will be Jack Honeycutt, Harold Dean Hicks, Hearley Carroll, John Snavely, John Hart and Forney Danner. Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Colbaugh, Bill Williams, George Montgomery, Ronnie Hodge, Gregory Hodge and Wayne Hicks. A Special "Thank You" to the Staff of ICU of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and the Rev. Dale Greenwell. Also surviving are her caregivers, Joel and Marie Hodge, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:40 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Leonard E. King

   Leonard Edward King, 83, 105 Blevins Road, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.
   Mr. King was a native of Quebec, Canada, and had lived most of his life in Maine. He was the son of the late Barbara May Lablang Roberson.
   Mr. King was of the Catholic faith. He was a bread salesman and a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in World War II. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
   Survivors include his wife, Marie Helmick King, of the home; seven daughters, Barbara Buchanan of North Carolina, Janet Butler and Linda Jordan, both of Maine, Sue Pease of Massachusetts, Pam Davis of Georgia, Naomi Turcotte of Florida and Becky Cozzens of New Jersey; five sons, Richard King and Robert King, both of Maine, Brian King of California, Neil King of New Hampshire, and Larry King of Maine. A step-son, 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   KING -- Funeral services for Leonard Edward King, 83, 105 Blevins Road, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Milligan officiating. Graveside services and entombment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, at Chapel of Memories, Washington County Memory Gardens, Johnson City, with Father Gerald Finucane and the Rev. Dennis Milligan officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Ronald J. Rash

   Ronald J. "Jay" Rash, 85, 135 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Rash was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived in Hampton for many years. He was a son of the late Rhudy L. and Matilda Waycaster Rash.
   Mr. Rash was a retired carpenter in home building and was a member of the Hampton Christian Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Florence Smith Rash, of the home; three sons, Ronald D. Rash, Wilmington, N.C., Charles E. Rash and Nathen Sinclaire, both of Hampton; and a sister, Myrtle Jackson, Mountain Home. Several grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   RASH -- A memorial service for Ronald J. "Jay" Rash, 85, 135 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 28, at Hampton Christian Church with Mr. Duane Calhoun and Mr. Roland Smith, ministers, officiating. Private interment will be held Tuesday, May 29, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Building Fund of Hampton Christian Church, 810 Deerfield Lane, Hampton, Tenn. 37658. Condolences may be sent to the family by e-mail at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

May 25, 2001

Jean Hardin


   Jean Hardin, 65, of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Hardin was a native of Hampton and the daughter of the late Chase and Hattie Gaddy Teague. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Peter Hardin, in 1990, and a daughter, Sandra Hardin Lambert, in 1981.
   Mrs. Hardin attended Hunter United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Laurie Hardin, Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Manana Lambert, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Kathryn and Anna Hardin, both of Omaha, Neb.; a grandson, Billy Lambert, Elizabethton; a brother, Billy Teague, Knoxville; four sisters, Betty Timbs, Martha Forbes and Thelma Rouse, all of Elizabethton, and Lilly Stevens, Hampton; four sisters-in-law, Ann Bowery, Virginia Beach, Va., Carol Reece Ragle and Kathryn Hardin Morton, both of Elizabethton, and Thelma Teague, Knoxville; and two great-grandsons, Dwayne Nance and Hunter Nance, both 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
  
   HARDIN -- Funeral services for Jean Hardin, 65, of Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Beck Mountain Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell and the Rev. Joseph W. Manis officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow the service at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Stevens, Jason Morton, Joel Forbes, Keith Rouse, Eddie Timbs, Gary Teague and Steve Kyker. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Rouse, Kenny Timbs, David Bowery and D.J. Townsend. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Bertha M. Holsclaw

   Bertha Mae Holsclaw, 92, 207 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Holsclaw was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Elbert and Ada Gregg Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Holsclaw, in 1967, two sons, David and Stewart Holsclaw, a daughter, Virginia Holsclaw Davis, a son-in-law, Bill Turner, and by two brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. Holsclaw was a member of East Side Christian Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard Jr. and Dinah Holsclaw and John Wesley and Jane Holsclaw, all of Elizabethton; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Mable Turner, Beatrice and Ken Gouge, Mildred and Wade Woods, Frances and Ernie Depew, all of Elizabethton, and Charlotte and Tommy Brill, Pascagoula, Miss.; 27 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a daughter-in-law, Billie Holsclaw, Robertsdale, Ala.; and a very special friend, Virgie Nidiffer, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HOLSCLAW -- Funeral services for Bertha Mae Holsclaw, 92, 207 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. John Smith and Mr. Lawrence Harris officiating. Music will be under the direction of Clay and Shirley Nelson, Mary Smith, organist, and Joel Crisp, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be W.G. Ward, Jack Bailey, Richard Oatman and Mack McKinney. Special thanks to the Housecall Hospice and the Carter County Rescue Squad. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 207 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Leonard E. King

   Leonard Edward King, 83, 105 Blevins Road, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Clint Presnell

   BOONE, N.C. -- Clint Presnell, 62, of Elizabethton, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Presnell was born November 19, 1938, in Watauga County, N.C., to the late George W. and Susie Guy Presnell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ira Presnell and Marshall Presnell, and a sister, Ruby Mann.
   Mr. Presnell was a wood planer for a lumber yard.
   Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Ward and Melissa Harmon, and two sons, Keith Presnell and Billy Presnell, all of Banner Elk; four sisters, Elvira Presnell and Susie Cordell, both of Banner Elk, Francis Hicks, Welcome, and Martha Blevins, Sparta; and four brothers, Dwight Presnell and William Presnell, both of Banner Elk, Emery Presnell, Boone, and J.D. Presnell, Lenoir. Six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Presnell Family Cemetery in Watauga County.
   Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.
  

May 24, 2001

Viola P. Estep

  Viola Price Blevins Estep, 86, Route 7, Echo Drive, Elizabethton, died of a stroke Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Baptist Hickman Nursing Home in Centerville, Tenn.
  Mrs. Estep was a native of Shady Valley and was the last surviving of David and Laura Price's seven children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Collins Estep, in 1994.
  Mrs. Estep was a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ. She had been active in the Home Demonstration Club, the Elizabethton Women's Club and the Public Library.
  Survivors include four sons, Dr. James Blevins, Evansville, Ind., Roger Blevins, Statesville, N.C., Philip Blevins, Memphis, and Terry Blevins, Statesville, N.C., and a daughter, Annis Womack, Centerville. Eleven grandchildren and 13 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

  ESTEP -- Funeral services for Viola Price Blevins Estep, 86, Route 7, Echo Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Eddy Craft, minister, officiating. A private burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the cemetery for the service. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to a favorite organization or charity. 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.

Jena L. Flesher

  Jena Louise Wise Flesher, 33, 1499 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Ms. Flesher was a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and had lived in Elizabethton for the past seven years. She was a graduate of Tulpehocken High School, Bernville, Pa. She attended the Lone Oak Christian Church.
  Survivors include a daughter, Miranda Flesher, Grafton, W.Va.; three sons, Thomas Flesher, Hampton, Henry Flesher, Grafton, W.Va., and Nathaniel Soliday, of the home; her adopted parents, Bobby and Barbara Thomas, Hampton; and her fiancé, Rick Soliday, Elizabethton.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  FLESHER -- Graveside services for Jena Louise Wise Flesher, 33, 1499 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Bewley and the Rev. Allen Simerly officiating. Interment will follow the service. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence or at the residence of Bobby and Barbara Thomas, 134 Arwood Hill Drive, Hampton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha M. Holsclaw

  Bertha Mae Holsclaw, 92, 207 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Holsclaw was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Elbert and Ada Gregg Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Holsclaw, in 1967, two sons, David and Stewart Holsclaw, a daughter, Virginia Holsclaw Davis, a son-in-law, Bill Turner, and by two brothers and three sisters.
  Mrs. Holsclaw was a member of East Side Christian Church and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard Jr. and Dinah Holsclaw and John Wesley and Jane Holsclaw, all of Elizabethton; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Mable Turner, Beatrice and Ken Gouge, Mildred and Wade Woods, Frances and Ernie Depew, all of Elizabethton, and Charlotte and Tommy Brill, Pascagoula, Miss.; 27 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a daughter-in-law, Billie Holsclaw, Robertsdale, Ala.; and a very special friend, Virgie Nidiffer, Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  HOLSCLAW -- Funeral services for Bertha Mae Holsclaw, 92, 207 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. John Smith and Mr. Lawrence Harris officiating. Music will be under the direction of Clay and Shirley Nelson and Mary Smith, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be W.G. Ward, Jack Bailey, Richard Oatman and Mack McKinney. Special thanks to the Housecall Hospice and the Carter County Rescue Squad. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 207 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Roberta S. Moser

  Roberta Sawyer Moser, 67, formerly of Route 3, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Moser was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Cagey and Nannie Totten Sawyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Howard Moser.
  Mrs. Moser attended the First Church of God, Watauga, and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Teresa Vanhoy, Watauga, Donna and Harry Cable and Lori Moser, all of Elizabethton; a son, Jamie Moser, Elizabethton; a brother, Robert Sawyer, Elizabethton; a sister, Louise Tester, Johnson City; four grandchildren, Deana Vanhoy, Watauga, Chrystal Governale, Elizabethton, Rita Vanhoy, Johnson City, and April Cable, Elizabethton; two great-grandsons, Jacob Vanhoy, Watauga, and Jalyn Vanhoy, Johnson City; a great-granddaughter, Abagayle Cable, Elizabethton; and a niece, Anita Shockley, Johnson City. Several half-brothers and half-sisters 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

  MOSER -- Funeral services for Roberta Sawyer Moser, 67, formerly of Route 3, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Reece Harris officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Harry Cable, Jerome Powell, James Arnold and Lawrence Tester. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Moser, Robert Sawyer, Paul Darnell, Early Darnell, Dr. Max Bayard, Charlie Brown, the Rev. Dan Smith, Mouse Skeans and Maude Nance. Everyone is requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residences of her daughters, Donna Cable, 109 Hartley Road, Elizabethton, or Teresa Vanhoy, 131 Campbell Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, 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.

Mack M. Tolley

  Mack Mitchell Tolley, 66, 6551 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mr. Tolley was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Jim and Posie Guinn Tolley. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
  Mr. Tolley was a retired employee of Republic Steel, Canton, Ohio. He was a Free Will Baptist and attended the Valley Forge House of Prayer.
  Survivors include his wife, Callie Johnson Tolley; two daughters, Judy Byrd, Johnson City, and Molly Lingerfelt, Hampton; three sons, Terry L. Tolley and Leslie Keith Tolley, both of Elizabethton, and Mitchell Tolley, Hampton; three sisters, Irene Davis, Jonesborough, Ethel Coffey, East Canton, Ohio, and Fay O'Shaughnesse, Canton, Ohio; and four brothers, McKinley Tolley, North Industry, Ohio, Earl Tolley, Louisville, Ohio, Dillard Tolley, East Canton, Ohio, and Cecil Tolley, Hampton. Eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  TOLLEY -- Funeral services for Mack Mitchell Tolley, 66, 6551 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Russell officiating. Music will be provided by The Blood Bought Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, in the Tolley Cemetery, Whitehead Hill. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday, will be Landon Lingerfelt, Steve Byrd, Michael Tolley, Ikie Tolley, Billy Hurley and Ronnie Reece. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of the Second and Fourth Floors and ICU of Johnson City Medical Center and the men of Valley Forge House of Prayer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Mitchell Tolley, 104 Whittemore Road, Hampton (Fairview Community). Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 23, 2001

John J. Bryant


   BRYANT -- A graveside service for John J. Bryant, 87, 610 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Highland Memorial Park, Knoxville, with Mr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building and Improvement Fund of First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or the Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, N.C. 28054. These services have been entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Gena Flesher

   Gena Flesher, 33, 1409 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Grace L. Greenwell

   Grace L. Greenwell, 79, 318 Chambers Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Greenwell was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John Alexander and Bessie Bell Birchfield Carrier. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Greenwell, in 1974; a son, Kenneth Johnnie Greenwell, in 1961; a granddaughter, Lisa Kim Hardin, in 1968; five brothers, Robert Thomas Carrier, in 1914, Clinton Hendrix Carrier, in 1932, Albert Tipton Carrier, in 1947, Rev. William "Bill" Stanley Carrier, in 1993, Omer Wilson Carrier, in 1997; and a sister, Mattie Lovelace, in 1998.
   Mrs. Greenwell was a member of Harvest Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Lynn Greenwell, Elizabethton, Rev. Dale and Pam Greenwell, Bluff City, and Dennis and Tobi Greenwell, Murfreesboro; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Faye and Michael Hardin, Lynchville, Ohio, Vickie Richardson and Kathy and Barnie Barnett, all of Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren, Mike Hardin and his wife Amy, Akron, Ohio, Neal Greenwell and T.J. Barnett, both of Elizabethton, Teresa Bennett and her husband Jerry, Grafton, Ohio, Tammy Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Beth Barnett and Shana Greenwell, all of Elizabethton, Carly Greenwell, Murfreesboro, and Clelsea Urbani, Bluff City; one great-granddaughter, Katie, Akron, Ohio; six sisters, Mary Broyles, Bluff City, Myrtle Blevins, Goldie Clemons, Violet Gail Bowers and Ruth Reece, all of Elizabethton, Esther Stout, Johnson City; a very special sister-in-law, Mildred Carrier, Hickory, N.C.; and a very special friend, Gertrude Vaughn, 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
  
   GREENWELL -- Funeral services for Grace L. Greenwell, 79, 318 Chambers Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Harvest Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Carrier and the Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Frank Eads, soloist, and Greater Heights. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Emmert Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Junior Pooner Powell, Richard Pilk, Joe Carrier, Frank Osborne, Terry Cox and Danny Price. Honorary pallbearers will be J.L. Vaughn, Terry Moore, Ray Byers, Larry Adams, Doug Malone, Bryan Shell and Terry Byers. Special thanks to Dr. Stephen Fry, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Dr. Robert Blackey, Mike Watts, Phrm. D., Shirley Lyons, Kay Thomas, Coram Health Care, Kay Arnold and Hospice, Johnson City Medical Center Home Health, Washington County EMS, Nurses at Johnson City Medical Center 5400 Wing and friends at Harvest Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, at 10:15 a.m. Friday to in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harvest Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence, 318 Chambers Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Harvest Baptist Church Building Fund, Harvest Baptist Church, 309 East F. 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.

Bertha M. Holsclaw

   Bertha Mae Holsclaw, 92, 207 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Roberta Moser

   Roberta Moser, formerly of Route 3, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   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

Mack Tolley

   Mack Tolley, 66, of Hampton, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

May 22, 2001

Jack A. Fair

  Jack Allen Fair, 51, 8265 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 19, 2001.
  Mr. Fair was a native of Carter County and a son of Evelyn Bare Treece, Clarkston, Mich., and the late W.W. Fair. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Terry Fair.
  Mr. Fair was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Kathleen Lederman Fair; two daughters, Mandy Fair and Breann Fair, both of Muskegon, Mich.; two granddaughters, Tonie Angelique Betts and Kylie Marie Fair, both of Muskegon, Mich.; his step-mother, Dorothy Mary Potter Fair, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Patricia Palmer, Roscommon, Mich., and Jody Warden, Walded Lake, Mich.; and two brothers, Jerry Fair, New Era, Mich., and Mike Fair, Roan Mountain. 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

  FAIR -- Memorial services for Jack Allen Fair, 51, 8265 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, May 19, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Lonnie Turner officiating. Private disposition will be at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, or at the residence of a brother, Mike Fair, 182 Morgan Branch Road, Roan Mountain, 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. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Grace L. Greenwell

  Grace L. Greenwell, 79, 318 Chambers Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at her residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

May 21, 2001

Novella P. Adams

  Novella P. Adams, 75, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness.
  A lifelong resident of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late William and Artie Harmon Potter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard V. Adams.
  She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Adams was a retired employee of the Southern Restaurant.
  Survivors include one daughter, Glenda Adams, Johnson City; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Danny Adams, Fayetteville, N.C.; and Pete and Martha Adams, Johnson City; several brothers and sisters; six grandchildren, Jason Adams and Derek Adams, both of Fayetteville, N.C.; Brian Adams, Caroline Adams and Katie Adams, all of Johnson City; and Laura Elizabeth Adams, Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans.com/Tetrick

  ADAMS --Funeral services for Novella P. Adams, 75, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 18, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Dean Presnell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at 9:15 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, to go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations in memory of Mrs. Adams to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way, Suite C-250, Nashville, TN 37228. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail to tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans.com/Tetrick

Oscar A. Baer

  Oscar A. Baer, 101, of 120 Bear Ridge Road, Butler, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Pine Ridge Health Care following an extended illness.
  Mr. Baer was a native of Germany and a son of the late Julian and Frances Baer. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Howard Baer.
  Mr. Baer had lived in Baltimore, Md., for a number of years before moving to Carter County. He was a retired employee of Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore after 31 years of service. He attended Happy Valley Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Emma Jane Bishop Baer; four step-daughters, Shirley Sue Oliver, Butler, Linda Lou Tucker, Richmond, Va., Barbara Ann Dula, Elizabethton, and Margaret J. Tipton, Telford; and a step-son, Kenneth Steven Stout, Elizabethton. Five step-grandchildren also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  BAER -- Funeral services for Oscar A. Baer, 101, of 120 Bear Ridge Road, Butler, who died Sunday, May 20, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby L. Bice Sr.

  Bobby L. Bice Sr., 56, 221 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mr. Bice was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the son of the late Jim and Julie Bice.
  Mr. Bice was retired due to disability from Jarl and was of the Old Free Will Baptist Faith.
  Survivors include his wife, Ruby Markland Bice, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Sirena and Dennis Bryer, Elizabethton; a son, Bobby Bice Jr., of the home; two sisters, Louisa Whitehead and Mozella Calhoun, both of Elizabethton; two grandsons, Deltyn Bryer and William Bryer, both of Elizabethton; a special niece, Norma Jean Baumgardner, Elizabethton, and several other nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  BICE -- Funeral services for Bobby L. Bice Sr., 56, 221 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 19, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ray Don Markland and The Sounds of Victory Singers. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Darrell Whitehead, Clarence Baumgardner, Larry McKinney, Howell Wiseman, David Wilson and Matthew Baumgardner. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nursing Staff of the Third Floor of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and the Nursing Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 221 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via E-mail address <tfhome@preferred.com> Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack A. Fair

   Jack Allen Fair, 51, 8265 Highway 19-E, Roan Mountain, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 19, at Street's Trailer Park, Hampton, Tenn.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

Mike B. Garland

  Mike B. Garland, 95, 119 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 18, 2001, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John Raleigh and Martha Campbell Garland. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ida B. Stout Garland; four sons, Ralph Garland, Elwood Garland, Jack Garland, Mike Garland, Jr.; and two brothers and four sisters.
  He was a retired employee of the Bemberg Corp., having been employed there for 33 years. Mr. Garland was a member of the Stoney Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
  Survivors include his wife, Mossie H. Garland; a son, R. Russell Garland, Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Pearl F. Cole, Elizabethton; and Mrs. Paul (Peggy ) Buckles, Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; two step-sons, Gordon Hipshire, Morristown, Tenn.; and Bruce Hipshire, Horn Lake, Miss.; 15 grandchildren, one step-grandchild, several great- and great-great-grandchildren and a host of friends, neighbors, and brothers and sisters in the church.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  GARLAND -- Funeral services for Mike B. Garland, 95, 119 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with Elders Willard Owens and Robert Whitt officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday, will be Adam Hinkle, Alan Hinkle, Kermit Hinkle, Jeremy Hinkle, Cecil Eggers, Keith Bowers, and Mark Blevins. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche V. Johnson

  Blanche V. Johnson, 87, formerly of 129 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
  A native of Sweetwater, Tenn., she lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Lucy Matherly Lipford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jarvis Johnson, on May 3, 1990, and a son, Lewis "Poke" Johnson.
  She was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and George Greene, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Connie Meade, Suzanne Berry and Tony Greene, all of Elizabethton; and Dale Johnson, Kingston, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Jonah Berry, Elizabethton, and Shane Stocton, Dandridge, Tenn.; four great-great-grandchildren, Jessie Johnson, Tiffany Johnson, Jerome Johnson and Steven Johnson, all of Kingston, Tenn.; one brother, Jimmy Lipford, Elizabethton; and one sister, Charlotte Williams, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-532-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

  JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Blanche V. Johnson, 87, formerly of 129 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 19, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. The eulogy will be provided by her granddaughter, Connie Meade. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Carl Robinson, Sam Harrison, Jack Forbes, John Allen, J.B. James, Bob Miller and Harold Telleen. Friends may call at the funeral home any time Monday at their convenience or at the residence of her daughter, Betty Greene, 126 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Johnson to Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 1503 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail to tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-532-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Walter D. Johnson

  Walter Dallas Johnson, 81, 133 Hughes Lane, Johnson City, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton after an extended illness.
  Mr. Johnson was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James Johnson and Wedy Campbell Johnson McNabb, and stepson of the late Clyde McNabb. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Gary Wayne Johnson II; a granddaughter, Carey Sanders; three brothers, Clay and Roy Johnson and C.B. McNabb; and two sisters, Virgie Gilbert and Myrtle Andrews.
  Mr. Johnson was a retired employee of Brunswick Corporation with 22 years of service. He was of the Christian Faith.
  Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Correll Johnson, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Romona and Harold Stout, Jonesborough, and Rhonda and James Sanders, London, Ky.; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Patsy Johnson, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Leslie Brickey and Wesley Johnson, both of Elizabethton, Jess Stout and Jimmy Sanders, both of Johnson City; and four great-grandchildren, Matthew and Jess Arron Stout, both of Johnson City, and Stephen and Ashley Brickey, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Walter Dallas Johnson, 81, 133 Hughes Lane, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Garry Edwards officiating. Interment will be in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy and Emily Sanders, Jess and Leslie Stout, Wesley Johnson, Alison Greenwell, and Stephen and Leslie Brickey. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Correll, Floyd Simpson, Dr. Jason T. Hatjioannou, Dr. Lee Ellen Naramore, Dr. Rodney Houghton, and Dr. William Diebold. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Clifford G. Payne

  Clifford Glen Payne, 93, 824 Walnut Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 18, 2001, in the Hermitage Nursing Home.
  A native of Madison County, N.C., he was a son of the late James and Ida Bryan Payne. He moved to Elizabethton 10 years ago from Michigan. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Payne, in 1998.
  He was a retired employee of Ford Motor Co. of Detroit. Mr. Payne was a member of Watauga First Baptist Church and attended Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Jack Beauchamp, Dearborn, Mich.; a daughter-in-law, Margie Payne, LaVonia, Mich.; two sisters, Billie Hart, Elizabethton; and Grace Allen, Asheville, N.C.; one brother, Tom R. Payne, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; and special friends Dwight and Doris Cope and Thomas and Gail Grindstaff.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  PAYNE -- Funeral services for Clifford Glen Payne, 93, 824 Walnut Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. Art Webb and Jackie Cole officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Walnut Methodist Church Cemetery, Marshall, N.C. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens. A special "Thank you" to the staff of Hermitage Nursing Home.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Harry F. Smith

  Harry Franklin Smith, 51, 204 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at his residence.
  A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., he was a son of the late Harry Knight and   Dorothy Mary LaCoss Smith. He had lived in Carter County for the past six years. He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother-in-law.
He was a mechanic.
  Survivors include his wife, Diana Porter Smith; four daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Lynn and Ronald Covington, Renee and Denny McLean and Shannon Smith and Jason Whitehead, all of Hampton; and Dawn and Chuck Damon, Berkley, Mich.; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Lorelei Smith, Flint, Mich.; one sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Gene Harvey, Kalamazoo, Mich.; five grandchildren, Justin Covington, Crystal Covington, Amber Damon, Kaleb Damon and Arielle Whitehead; several nieces and nephews; and his special friends, Lee Sutherland, Kirby Herman, Jim Micheal, Tom Oxendine, Kyle Nidiffer and Dean Parlier.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  SMITH -- Funeral services for Harry Franklin Smith, 51, 204 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with Mr. Kirby Herman officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at a later date in the Ensor Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. It was his wish to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rocky L. Tester

  Rocky Lynn Tester, 40, 444 E. Doe Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
A native of Carter County, he was the son of Carol Grindstaff Vance, Elizabethton, and the late Michael Tester.
  He was a member of First Baptist Church. Mr. Tester was a tool machinist with Superior Industries.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mary Harrald Tester of the home; one son, Steven Steel Tester, of the home; one daughter, Zoya Starr Tester, of the home; one step-son, Jonathan David Daniel; and one sister, Teresa Coppock, Jonesborough.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

  TESTER -- Funeral services for Rocky Lynn Tester, 40, 444 E. Doe Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 18, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Revs. Brent Seals and Phil Poston officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mary Collins. Interment will follow at New Slagle's Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Richard Hamilton, Allen Hamilton, Roger Harrald, Rickie Potter, Dallas Harrald and Albert Harrald. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Pratt, Andy Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Del Foster, Jack Teague, John Hutchins, Rufus Hurt, Leroy Perry and Tommy Harrald. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or at the residence, 444 E. Doe Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations in memory of Mr. Tester to American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Nell I. Vandeventer

  Mrs. Nell Irene Vandeventer, 85, 611 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Vandeventer was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Millard S. and Lela Peregory Proffitt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John D. "J.D." Vandeventer, January 26, 1998, and a son, Darrell Vandeventer.
  Mrs. Vandeventer was a homemaker and a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ.
  Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Wilma and Wayne Boswell, Limestone, Nancy Miller, Aiken, S.C., and Shirley Hardin, Elizabethton; three brothers, Nat Proffitt, Elizabethton, Lloyd Proffitt, Johnson City, and Jimmy Proffitt, Watauga; and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Crowder, Bluff City, Mrs. Sue Miller and Mrs. Mary Bare, both of Morristown. Eighteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  VANDEVENTER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nell Irene Vandeventer, 85, 611 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, May 20, 2001, will be conducted at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Ed DeVault and Mr. Wayne Boswell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 18, 2001

Walter D. Johnson

  Walter Dallas Johnson, 81, 133 Hughes Lane, Johnson City, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton after an extended illness.
  Mr. Johnson was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James Johnson and Wedy Campbell Johnson McNabb, and stepson of the late Clyde McNabb. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Gary Wayne Johnson II; a granddaughter, Carey Sanders; three brothers, Clay and Roy Johnson and C.B. McNabb; and two sisters, Virgie Gilbert and Myrtle Andrews.
  Mr. Johnson was a retired employee of Brunswick Corporation with 22 years of service. He was of the Christian Faith.
  Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Correll Johnson, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Romona and Harold Stout, Jonesborough, and Rhonda and James Sanders, London, Ky.; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Patsy Johnson, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Leslie Brickey and Wesley Johnson, both of Elizabethton, Jess Stout and Jimmy Sanders, both of Johnson City; and four great-grandchildren, Matthew and Jess Arron Stout, both of Johnson City, and Stephen and Ashley Brickey, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Graveside services and interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William E. Vance

  LONGWOOD, Fla. -- William E. "Bill" Vance, 61, Boxwood Circle, Winter Springs, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001.
  Mr. Vance was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and moved to Central Florida in 1977. He was owner of Bill Vance & Associates and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the Elks, Apopka.
  Survivors include his mother, Mary T. Fincher, Pensacola; his wife, Louise; three daughters, Patricia and Susan Carver, both of Oviedo, and Cynthia Fournier, Atmore, Ala.; and a brother, Larry, Titusville. Three grandchildren also survive.
  Woodlawn Carey Hand Funeral Home, Longwood, Fla., (407) 767-5101, is in charge of arrangements.

May 17, 2001

Roger L. Oakes

  Roger Lynn Oakes, 23, 275 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at his residence.
  Mr. Oakes was a native of Burke County, N.C., but had lived in Carter County for a number of years.
  Mr. Oakes was an electrician. He attended the Church of Christ.
  Survivors include his wife, Amanda Johnson Oakes; a daughter, Tammy Braydin Oakes, Roan Mountain; a son, Devin Lynn Oakes, Roan Mountain; his parents, Roger and Barbara Hall Oakes, Roan Mountain; a brother, Adam Oakes, Roan Mountain; his maternal grandmother, Ann Brooks, Morganton, N.C.; and his paternal grandmother, Cleo Oakes, Roan Mountain.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  OAKES -- Funeral services for Roger Lynn Oakes, 23, 275 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, May 14, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, at High Point Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in the Brewer Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Andy Stout, Scott Oakes, Rhudy Oakes, Billy Johnson, Larry Oakes and Gary Hughes. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at High Point Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of his parents, Roger and Barbara Oakes, 1025 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain. Family and friends will assemble at the church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 16, 2001

Leota R. Bryant

  Leota Reece Bryant, 92, of Blountville, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at her residence.
  Mrs. Bryant was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived in the Blountville area for many years. She was the daughter of the late Dave and Sis Reece and was also preceded in death by her husband, Jake W. Bryant, a son, Jack Bryant, and a grandson, Joey Chapman.
  Mrs. Bryant attended Boones Creek Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Meade and Pauline Bryant, both of Bristol, and two sons, James Bryant, Blountville, and Lowell Bryant, Dandridge. Twelve grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Akard Funeral Home, 1912 W. State Street, Bristol, (423) 989-4800, is serving the family of Mrs. Bryant.

  BRYANT -- Funeral services for Leota Reece Bryant, 92, of Blountville, who died Monday, May 14, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, from the Akard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Prillhart officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Farthing Family Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The family would like to give a special thanks to the care givers, Louise Ferguson, Betty Beacon, Diane Hinkle and Catherine Glover. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Mrs. Bryant was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@3wave.com. Akard Funeral Home, 1912 W. State Street, Bristol, (423) 989-4800, is serving the family of Mrs. Bryant.

C.P. Ellis

  C.P. "Bob" Ellis, 65, 316 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
  Mr. Ellis was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ellis. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
  Mr. Ellis was a truck driver for Hyder's Construction Company and a former member of the Teamster Union. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Smith Ellis, of the home; two sons, Robert Ellis, Fall Branch, and Billy Ellis, Elizabethton; and a grandson, Bill Ellis II.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  ELLIS -- Funeral services for C.P. "Bob" Ellis, 65, 316 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 14, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Pastor J.B. Hensley officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Ellis Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Crowe, Charles Hyder, Robert Whitehead, Randy Whitehead, Jigs Bowers, Carl Bowers, Terry Bowers, John Smith, James Smith, Earl Pierce, Paul Sams, Bill Hyder and Ernest Elliott. Mr. Ellis is survived by a grandson, Bill Ellis II, who was his best and true friend next to God. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Dora M. Feathers

  ELKHART, Ind. -- Dora M. Feathers, 84, 27726 A Court, Elkhart, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Elkhart General Hospital.
  Mrs. Feathers was a native of Watauga, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Jerome W. and Roxie E. Love Duncan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Jerome Feathers, September 18, 1988, a daughter, Rebecca E. Feathers, and a brother, Robert W. Duncan.
  Mrs. Feathers was a lifelong member of the Church of God.
  Survivors include seven sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Wayne and Sara Feathers, Linglestown, Pa., Samuel Jerome and Carol Feathers, Union, Mich., Stanley Eugene and Nancy Feathers, Osceola, Charles Richard and Sue Feathers, Granger, Joseph Roger and Merinda Feathers, Elkhart, Shermon Woodrow and Eleanor Feathers, Union, Mich., and Arthur Delano and Connie Feathers, Charleston, S.C., and two daughters and sons-in-law, Francis Jeannett and Charles Buckland, Delray Beach, Fla., and Florence Marie and Rondall Heaton, Piney Flats, Tenn. Twenty-seven grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren also survive.
  Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin Street, Elkhart, Ind., (219) 264-2425, is in charge of arrangements.

  FEATHERS -- Funeral services for Dora M. Feathers, 84, 27726 A Court, Elkhart, Ind., who died Monday, May 14, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Richard B. Daley officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, Ind. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Billings Funeral Home. Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin Street, Elkhart, Ind., (219) 264-2425, is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha W. Hawk

  Bertha W. Hawk, formerly of Fluvanna County, Nahor, Va., and a resident of Mountain City Care Center for the past eight years, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C.
  Mrs. Hawk was preceded in death by a daughter, Mabel K. Williams; two grandchildren, Lois Ann and Randell Wade Williams; three brothers, Robert Lee Williams Jr., Clarence Williams and Brady Williams; and a sister, Dorothy Williams.
  Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Underwood, Newport News, Va., and Faye Eggers, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Walter E. and Vicky Hawk, Ruckersville, Va., and Richard and Shirley Hawk, Louisa, Va.; and a sister, Beulah Selfe, Bristol, Va. Fifteen grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive.
  Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, (423) 727-7111, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans/henson.com

  HAWK -- Funeral services for Bertha W. Hawk, formerly of Fluvanna County, Nahor, Va., and a resident of Mountain City Care Center for the past eight years, who died Monday, May 14, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, from the chapel of Henson Funeral Home with Mr. Jim Hutchinson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Mast Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will be at the Mountain Empire Motel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad or the Mountain City Care Center. Henson Funeral Home, 1141 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, (423) 727-7111, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans/henson.com

Ronda G. Jones

  BOONE, N.C. -- Ronda Glenn Jones, 95, of Newland, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Life Care Center in Banner Elk.
  Mr. Jones was born May 21, 1905, in Avery County, to the late John and Minnie Trivette Jones. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Vines and Miss Wanda Kay Jones, a grandson, Jeff Trivette, and by five sisters and three brothers.
  Mr. Jones was a retired self-employed truck driver and owned and operated a produce delivery service. He was a charter member of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Elk Park and the Cranberry Masonic Lodge No. 598.
Survivors include his wife, Goldie Henegar Jones, of Life Care Center, Banner Elk, and six daughters and four sons-in-law, Esther and Troy Trivette, Elizabethton, Tenn., Maxine and Paul Holden, Newland, Ms. Glenda Winters, Kernersville, Brenda and Jack Goforth, Cornelius, Ms. Kathy Stout, Charlotte, and Gail and Larry Ruppard, Boone. Twelve grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
  Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.

  JONES -- Funeral services for Ronda Glenn Jones, 95, of Newland, N.C., who died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Pilgrim Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Gragg, the Rev. Richard Jones, the Rev. Jim Storie and the Rev. Gary Lawrence officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday. Masonic graveside rites and interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1903, Boone, N.C. 28607. Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.

May 15, 2001

Ethel C. Butler

  BAKERSVILLE, N.C. -- Ethel Clark Butler, 78, Highway 226 North, Bakersville, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Spruce Pine Community Hospital.
  Mrs. Butler was a daughter of the late Andrew D. and Martha Berry Clark. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Brown Butler; a granddaughter, Sherri; a grandson, Joel; a sister, Earlene Edwards; and a great-granddaughter.
  Mrs. Butler was a homemaker.
  Survivors include six daughters, Betty Hopson, Honolulu, Hawaii, Bonnie Gouge, Hampton, Tenn., Beulah Gardner, Bakersville, Brenda Cross, Morganton, Beverly Woodby, Unicoi, Tenn., and Joy McKinney, Bakersville; a son, Michael Butler, Bakersville; four sisters, Florence Francis, Euvada Moffit, Ella Riddle and Mary Ingram, all of Unicoi, Tenn.; and two brothers, Floyd Clark, Bakersville, and Andrew Clark Jr., Unicoi, Tenn. Eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
  Henline/Hughes Funeral Home, Bakersville, N.C., (828) 688-4813, is in charge of the arrangements.

  BUTLER -- Funeral services for Ethel Clark Butler, 78, Highway 226 North, Bakersville, N.C., who died Sunday, May 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Henline/Hughes Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Alex Carver, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, in the Garland-Parker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Henline/Hughes Funeral Home, Bakersville, N.C., (828) 688-4813, is in charge of the arrangements.

C.P. Ellis

  C.P. "Bob" Ellis, 65, 316 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
  Mr. Ellis was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ellis. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
  Mr. Ellis was a truck driver for Hyder's Construction Company and a former member of the Teamster Union. He was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include his wife, Billie Smith Ellis, of the home; two sons, Robert Ellis, Fall Branch, and Billy Ellis, Elizabethton; and a grandson, Bill Ellis II.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  ELLIS -- Funeral services for C.P. "Bob" Ellis, 65, 316 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 14, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Pastor J.B. Hensley officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Ellis Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Crowe, Charles Hyder, Robert Whitehead, Randy Whitehead, Jigs Bowers, Carl Bowers, Terry Bowers, John Smith, James Smith, Earl Pierce, Paul Sams, Bill Hyder and Ernest Elliott. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

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.
  Mr. Malone was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Robert and Nora Massengill Malone. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bertie Pate Malone, May 18, 1983, several brothers and sisters, and a grandson, Paul Rexroat.
  Mr. Malone was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He was a retired concrete finisher with J.E. Greene Construction Company.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dorsie and Corine Malone, Riverside, Calif.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Nancy and Jon Rexroat, Corona, Calif., Charlotte Wilson, Glassboro, N.J., and Jeanette and Jerry Reece, Watauga; eight grandchildren; a brother, Joe Malone, Johnson City; and a special friend, Paulette Malone, Watauga. 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

  MALONE -- Funeral services for George W. Malone, 90, 1975 Bristol Highway, Watauga, who died Sunday, May 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Music will be under the direction of Patty Hodge, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Malone Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Terry Bennett, Job Woods, John David Malone, Frank Cross, Travis Norris and Richard Pilk. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Smith, Lib Lyons, Dr. Eugene Galloway, Gene Oaks and James Bennett. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Jeanette Reece, 1981 Bristol Highway, Watauga, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Avenue, Suite 200, Nashville, Tenn. 37215. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Diane W. Williams

  Diane S. Williams, 41, 166-2 Hamm Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Williams was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Robert D. Shepherd, of the home, and the late Agnes C. Miller Shepherd. She was also preceded in death by a grandfather, Anderson Shepherd, and grandmothers, Stella L. Miller and Rosa B. Shepherd.
  Mrs. Williams was a former employee of the TPI Corporation and a former cook at the Ridgewood Restaurant. She was of the Christian faith.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include a son, Shane Williams, Johnson City; a daughter, Heather Williams, of the home; a sister, Sandra Hill, Elizabethton; a niece, Christa Hill, Elizabethton; her boyfriend, Mark Adams, Elizabethton; and three special friends, Linda Collins, Lori Hatley and Angie Ward, all of Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Diane S. Williams, 41, 166-2 Hamm Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 14, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Paul E. Ault Sr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Gloryway Singers. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Doug Stevens, Brad Hamm, James "JR" Collins, Tim Campbell, Bernie Ault, Randy Campbell and David Maynard. Special thanks to the Staff of the McLeod Cancer Treatment Center, the Staff of Johnson City Medical Center, Dr. Tony Haley, Dr. Kovich, Steve and Stevie Sargent. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 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. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Awareness Program, The American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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