June 29, 2001

Glen M. Geisler Jr.

   Glen Murphy Geisler Jr., 28, 310 East K. Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Geisler was a native of Washington County but had lived in Carter County all his life. He was the son of Sue Brown Geisler, of the home, and the late Glen Murphy Geisler Sr.
   Mr. Geisler attended First Baptist Church and was a construction worker.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two half-brothers, Bill Geisler, Knoxville, and Tim Whitehead, Johnson City. Several cousins also survive.
   Private graveside services will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Park.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Kathleen Grindstaff

   Kathleen Grindstaff, 60, 1722 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Grindstaff was a native of Pittenweem, Scotland, and the daughter of the late Joseph and Nan Finnegan Spalding.
   Mrs. Grindstaff was of the Catholic faith and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Sherman A. Grindstaff, of the home; a sister, Normah Anne Spowart, Pittenweem, Scotland; a brother-in-law, James Spowart, Pittenweem, Scotland; two nieces, Tracey Spowart and Caroline Smith, of Scotland; a step-daughter, Teresa Jo Baumann, Greeneville; and three step-grandsons, Nick Baumann, Mike Baumann and Bill Baumann, all of Greeneville.
   Private disposition will be held at a later date. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 114 Herbert Taylor Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or to the charity of your choice.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Patsy Adams-Hollifield

   Patsy Adams-Hollifield, 59, 130 Voncannon Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Adams-Hollifield was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Mary Jones Lewis, Elizabethton, and the late Clarence Lewis.
   Mrs. Adams-Hollifield was a member of Hopwood Christian Church. She was a locomotive engineer for CSX Railroad and a member of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Tony Hollifield, Spruce Pine, N.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Danny Grindstaff, Johnson City, and Tami and Bob Cordell, Roan Mountain; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Shirley Pate, Johnson City; a step-daughter, Angela Hollifield, Spruce Pine, N.C.; five grandchildren, Beth Grindstaff, Heather Pate, Whitney Pate, Amber Pate and Dwayne Barnett, all of Johnson City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lynda and Max Irick, Goose Creek, S.C., and Karen and Tim Robey, Johnson City; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence R. and Phyllis Lewis, Johnson City, John D. and Cladette Lewis, Millington, Tenn., and Eddie and Alethia Lewis, Hampton. 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
  
   ADAMS-HOLLIFIELD -- Funeral services for Patsy Adams-Hollifield, 59, 130 Voncannon Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, June 28, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Tim Ross, minister, and Mr. Eric Perry, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Dye, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be David Lane, Wayne Foster, Charles "Bo-Bo" Baucom, Pat Hardy, Tommy Little, Steve Bailey and Jim Woodward. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Janet Drake, Dr. Robert Weingart, Dr. Robert Dunworth, Vicki Torbett, Medical Center Hospice, Neita Lingerfelt, Debbie Beals, Janice Lambert, Gail Loveless, Debbie Maddox, Judy Bouton, Shirley Roach, Judy Lane, Kathy Bailey, Hazel Peterson, Charlotte Gentry and Charles "Dude" Dykes. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Medical Center Hospice, 1807 W. Market Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Leila L. Miller

   Mrs. Leila Leach Miller, 86, 310 Paty Place, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Miller was a native of Jonesborough and the daughter of the late David Faw and Nora Haynes Leach. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Mack Miller, May 23, 1992, and by seven sisters, three brothers and several nieces and nephews.
   Mrs. Miller graduated from Jonesborough High School, Steed College and the Elizabethton Vocational School. She was a former employee of Klopman Mills of Johnson City, North American Rayon Corporation, where she worked as a research technician, the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, the March of Dimes and had worked as an interior decorator.
   She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, where she was a member and past secretary of the Susannah Wesley Sunday School Class and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a charter member of the Sycamore Shoals Hospital Volunteers and a Past Charter member and "Woman of the Year" of the FCE Club of Carter County, a member of the Sycamore Chapter #163 of the Order of the Eastern Star and had served on the Advisory Board of The Order of Rainbow Girls. She was a former member of the Business and Professional Woman's Club of Elizabethton, the Senior Citizens and Senior Friends of Carter County, and the AARP.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bishop Kenneth Carder, Jackson, Miss.; two granddaughters, Mrs. John (Sheri) Hood, Knoxville, and Mrs. Kyle (Sandra) Nash. Columbia, S.C.; and three great-granddaughters, Katelyn and Emily Nash and Megan Hood.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   MILLER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Leila Leach Miller, 86, 310 Paty Place, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton with Bishop Kenneth Carder and the Rev. Buford W. Hankins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Becky Hale and Tom Tull. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. The family will receive friends in the parlor of the church from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the service hour. The family requests whose who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers to make donations to First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, Elm and E Streets. Mrs. Miller will be taken to the church at noon Saturday to lie in state until the service hour. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Dennis J. Nave

   Dennis James Nave, 51, 1008 Berry Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 28, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Nave was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James A. and Helen Ledford Nave.
   Mr. Nave was employed for a number of years at the former North American Rayon Corporation and was presently employed at Maupin's Shell on East Elk Avenue. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church, the Elizabethton Elks Lodge #1847 and the Elizabethton Moose Lodge #360.
   Survivors include his wife, Patsy Hammitt Nave; a daughter, Wendy Michelle Nave, Elizabethton; two step-sons, Scott Hyder and Chris Hyder, both of Elizabethton; two step-grandchildren, Chelsea Hyder and Christopher Hyder; three sisters, Carol Davis and Betty Casida, both of Elizabethton, and Charlotte Whisenhunt, Hampton; and a brother, W.J. Nave, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   NAVE -- Funeral services for Dennis James Nave, 51, 1008 Berry Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, June 28, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Hinshaw officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Jack Scott, Joe Estep, Kenneth Davis, Greg Nave, Scott Hyder, Chris Hyder, Kevin Fritts and Michael Whisenhunt Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Heaton, Ray Davis, Carmon Whisenhunt, Greg Maupin, Greg Hardin, Scott Oliver, Mike Whisenhunt, Billy Bowman, Harry Nave, Jim McKinney, John Walker, John Brookshire, David Crockett, Bill Byrd, Clyde Croy, David Markland, Michael Fritts, K.D. Fritts, members of the Elizabethton Elks Lodge #1847, members of the Elizabethton Moose Lodge #360 and employees of the former North American Rayon Corporation. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kristie E. Price

   Kristie Eugenia Price, 30, 906 Alabama St., Crestview, Fla., died unexpectedly Sunday, June 24, 2001.
   Ms. Price was a native of Carter County and the daughter of J.L. Price, Elizabethton, and the late Betty Sanford Price.
   Ms. Price was a member of Siam Baptist Church and was a counselor with the Okaloosa Youth Academy in Crestview, Fla.
   Survivors, in addition to her father, include her step-mother, Agnes Pauline Price, Elizabethton; a daughter, Amber Elizabeth Melinda Price, Crestview, Fla.; a brother, Warren Price, Hampton; a sister, Madonna Carlson, Golden Valley, Minn.; two uncles and four aunts, Jimmy and Annette Anglin, Crestview, Fla., Van Glass, Baker, Fla., Jack Sanford, Crestview, Fla., Lydia Rines, Memphis, and Edith Watts, Elizabethton; and three step-sisters, Sharon Williams and Sandra Perry, both of Elizabethton, and Debra Vance, Jacksonville, Fla. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PRICE -- Funeral services for Kristie Eugenia Price, 30, 906 Alabama St., Crestview, Fla., who died Sunday, June 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Price Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Watts, Eddie Williams, Christopher Perry, Greg Lewis, Donald Price and John McDonnell. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Perry, Pete Pate, Walter Andrews, Dewey M. Hicks, Larry Hicks, Dewey K. Hicks, Darrell Irick, David McDonnell and Rick Gordon. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 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 of her father, J.L. Price, 2496 Stateline Road, Elizabethton, at any time, or at the residence of an aunt, Edith Watts, 102 Honeycutt Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy D. Taylor

   Jimmy Dale Taylor, 42, 136 Noah Taylor Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 708 Eisenhour Street.
   Mr. Taylor was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Lawrence and Hildred Grindstaff Taylor, both in 1998.
   Mr. Taylor was employed as a millwright and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his companion, Linda Jenkins; two step-sons and their wives, Michael and Rikki Jenkins and Randy and Martha Jenkins, all of Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Chelsie Maranda Jenkins; two sisters, Betty Bowers, Elizabethton, and Lois Hickey, Davidsonville, Md.; and three brothers, Herman Taylor, Ricky Taylor and T.N. Taylor, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Graveside services for Jimmy Dale Taylor, 42, 136 Noah Taylor Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, June 28, 2001, will be conducted at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 1, in the Ensor Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, will be Marvin Estep, Steve Estep, Randy Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, Keith Scalf, James Pierce, David Heaton and Gary Carden. Honorary pallbearers will be all his millwright buddies. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Linda Jenkins, 708 Eisenhour Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 8:50 a.m. Sunday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edith V. Thomas

   Miss Edith Virginia Thomas, 82, formerly of 1085 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Goldie Tolley

   Mrs. Goldie Tolley, 79, 114 Cable Cemetery Road, Hampton, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Tolley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Brownlow and Dovie Stevens Tolley. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Tolley, in 1996, two daughters, Roma Jean Honeycutt and Norma Jerlean Tolley, a son, Marvin Dale Tolley, and by two sisters and four brothers.
   Mrs. Tolley was a member of Fairview Free Will Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter, Erma Roberts, Johnson City; two sons, Curtis Steve Tolley and Benny Tolley, both of Hampton; a sister, Gracie Whitehead, Hampton; a brother, Ikie Tolley, Elizabethton; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; a special niece, Joyce Arnett, Roan Mountain, and several other nieces and nephews.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   TOLLEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Tolley, 79, 114 Cable Cemetery Road, Hampton, who died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Bernie Jones and the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Music will be by the Fairview Free Will Baptist Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, in the Brownlow Tolley Cemetery, Fairview Community. Active pallbearers will be Steven Tolley, Charlie Arnett, Larry Tolley, David Tolley, D.L. Honeycutt and Keith Tolley. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Whitehead, the Staff of Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, the Staff of Home Health Care and D.H. Lowe. 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 at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence, 114 Cable Cemetery Road, Hampton, at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

June 28, 2001

Jason E. Bowers

  Jason Eric Bowers, infant son of Eric and Ellen Shook Bowers, 410 West D. Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ogden and Joyce V. Shook.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Courtney Joye Bowers, of the home; a brother, Andrew "Andy" Ogden Bowers, of the home; his paternal grandparents, Ennis and Selma Lewis Bowers, Elizabethton; and his paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Burless Bowers, Elizabethton. A number of very special aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
  Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Thursday for the graveside service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to First Baptist Church, 212 East F. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Brenda E. Buell

  Ms. Brenda Elizabeth B. Buell, 52, 924 Walker Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
  Ms. Buell was a native of Hendersonville, N.C., and the daughter of the late Thomas and Eunice C. McCall Blackwell. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Cable, a half-sister, Sue Shipman, a brother, James Blackwell, and a half-brother, Preston Blackwell.
  Ms. Buell was a member of Jones Gap Baptist Church, Hendersonville, N.C. She was a bookkeeper for Buell's Bookkeeping and Tax Service and was a homemaker. She was a past treasurer of the Hunter PTA and a former member of the Stoney Creek Youth Club. She graduated from Blue Ridge Technical Institute and attended Northeast State Technical School.
  Survivors include two sons, Robert Pruitt, Elizabethton, and Larry Dale Saltz, Hendersonville, N.C.; three daughters, Kimberly Robinson and Dreamea Buell, both of Elizabethton, and Renee Brown, Hendersonville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Ashleigh Robinson, Thomas Pruitt, Ronnie Pruitt and Brianna Pruitt, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Harold Blackwell and Willard Blackwell, both of Hendersonville, N.C.; and a sister, Wanda Gifford, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Friends may call at the residence of a son, Robert Pruitt, 401 E. Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, from 2 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. Private services will be conducted at a later date. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Lynn Valley Baptist Church, 1367 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 or Housecall Hospice, 106 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Goldie Tolley

  Mrs. Goldie Tolley, 79, 114 Cable Cemetery Road, Hampton, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
  Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy


June 27, 2001

Billie R. Arnett

   Billie Ross Arnett, 61, 2450 Roaring Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Arnett was a native of Carter County and the son of Paul Arnett, Cumberland, Va., and the late Grace Simerly Arnett.
   Mr. Arnett was retired as a carpenter.
   Survivors include his wife, Norma Greene Arnett, of the home; four sons, Todd, Mark, B.J. and Brandon, all of Roan Mountain; three sisters, Betty McNeil and Margiae Walsh, both of Hampton, Helen Carter, Appomattox, Va., and Shirley Arnett, Richmond, Va.; seven brothers, R.J. Arnett, Cumberland, Va., Sam Arnett, Andy Arnett and Bobby Arnett, all of Hampton, Randy Arnett, Richmond, Va., Cecil Arnett, Rockport, Texas, and Douglas Arnett, Powhatan, Va.; two granddaughters, Sage Arnett and Destiny Arnett, both of Roan Mountain; and two grandsons, Mickael Arnett and Dylan Arnett, both of Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   ARNETT -- Funeral services for Billie Ross Arnett, 61, 2450 Roaring Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, June 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Allen Simerly and the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at Bennett Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Brenda E. Buell

   Brenda Elizabeth B. Buell, 52, 924 Walker Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Buell was a native of Hendersonville, N.C., and the daughter of the late Thomas and Eunice C. McCall Blackwell. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Cable, a half-sister, Sue Shipman, a brother, James Blackwell, and a half-brother, Preston Blackwell.
   Mrs. Buell was a member of Jones Gap Baptist Church, Hendersonville, N.C. She was a bookkeeper for Buell's Bookkeeping and Tax Service and was a homemaker. She was a past treasurer of the Hunter PTA and a former member of the Stoney Creek Youth Club. She graduated from Blue Ridge Technical Institute and attended Northeast State Technical School.
   Survivors include two sons, Robert Pruitt, Elizabethton, and Larry Dale Saltz, Hendersonville, N.C.; three daughters, Kimberly Robinson and Dreamea Buell, both of Elizabethton, and Renee Brown, Hendersonville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Ashleigh Robinson, Thomas Pruitt, Ronnie Pruitt and Brianna Pruitt, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Harold Blackwell and Willard Blackwell, both of Elizabethton; and a sister, Wanda Gifford, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Friends may call at the residence of a son, Robert Pruitt, 401 E. Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, from 2 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. Private services will be conducted at a later date. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Lynn Valley Baptist Church, 1367 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

June 26, 2001

LouAnn T. Benfield

  LouAnn Teaster Benfield, 37, 275 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at her residence after a brief illness.
  Ms. Benfield was a native of Crossnore, N.C., and the daughter of Fred Jr. and Linda Turbyfill Wood, Roan Mountain.
  Ms. Benfield was self-employed in landscaping.
  Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two daughters, Natasha Teaster Benfield, Burnsville, N.C., and Jennifer Benfield, Morganton, N.C.; a sister, Mary Ann Wood, Roan Mountain; four brothers, Felix Hutchinson, Hampton, Roy Teaster, Jamie Wood and Shane Wood, all of Roan Mountain; her fiancé, Todd McKinney, of the home; a granddaughter, Tia Jane Brewer, Burnsville, N.C.; two nieces; two nephews; and father of the children, Frank William Benfield, Morganton, N.C.
  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

  BENFIELD -- Funeral services for LouAnn Teaster Benfield, 37, 275 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, June 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Turbyfill Cemetery, Cranberry, N.C. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of her parents, Fred and Linda Wood, 170 Dark Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Rose B. Perry

  Rose Belle Perry, 97, 328 Perry Road, Bluff City, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Perry was a native of Sullivan County and the daughter of the late Bill and Sarah Lyons Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Perry, April 30, 1972, a son, Jack Perry, and by three brothers and three sisters.
  Mrs. Perry was a homemaker and a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church.
  Survivors include three sons and four daughters-in-law, Darrell and Jean Perry, Blountville, Lawrence and Selma Perry, Conley and Susie Perry and Jean Sams Perry, all of Bluff City; and three daughters and two sons-in-law, Reva and Larnce Bare and Mable and Ronald Estep, all of Bluff City, and Mildred Brittingham, Orlando, Fla. Sixteen grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-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

  PERRY -- Funeral services for Rose Belle Perry, 97, 328 Perry Road, Bluff City, who died Monday, June 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Bunker Hill Christian Church Trio. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Jones Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of Bunker Hill Christian Church and a special friend, Connie Cook. Special thanks to Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Jones Cemetery Fund, c/o Edward Perry, 875 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, Tenn. 37618. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Kristi Price

  Kristi Price, 30, of Crestview, Fla., died Sunday, June 24, 2001, in Crestview.
  Miss Price was the daughter of J.L. Price, Elizabethton, and the late Betty Price.
  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

June 25, 2001

Hildred P. Hardin

   Mrs. Hildred Pearl Hardin, 81, 2476 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Appalachian Christian Village.
   Mrs. Hardin was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late James David and Lillie Belle Taylor Clemons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ottie E. Hardin, November 17, 1981, and by five sisters and two brothers.
   Mrs. Hardin was a member of Siam Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for over 50 years.
   Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Lynn and Linda Hardin, Elizabethton, Eddie and Jackie Hardin, Greenwood, S.C., Rev. Gary and Kathy Hardin, Dayton, Tenn., and Larry Hardin, Johnson City. Seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HARDIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hildred Pearl Hardin, 81, 2476 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, June 23, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Siam Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Music will be provided by Billy Anderson, organist, Robin Montgomery, soloist, Dr. Joe Hardin, trumpeter, and Kathy Hardin, pianist. Interment will be in the Nave Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, will be Doug Bailey, Dan Crowe, Charles Lipford, Hunter Estep, Carroll Montgomery, Ed Strickland, Rick Arnold, Berlaskie Bowers and Steve Myers. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and close neighbors and friends at Appalachian Christian Village. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Linda Hardin, 210 West H. Street, Elizabethton. Mrs. Hardin will be moved to the church one hour before services. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  

Rose Perry

   Mrs. Rose Perry, 97, 328 Perry Road, Bluff City, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

June 24, 2001

Floyd J. Bowers

  Floyd J. Bowers, 76, 1436 Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mr. Bowers was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William and Lola Carriger Bowers. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Jenkins Bowers, a son, Larry Dean Bowers, and a brother, Ray Bowers.
  Mr. Bowers was retired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol Department and was a previous Sunday School Director and member of Siam Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, having served in World War II, and a member of the American Legion Post #49.
  Survivors include his wife, Maxie Bowers, of the home; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Daniel Andrew and Marsha Johnson, Hampton; and two sisters, Pearl Ayers, Elizabethton, and Ina Mae Soto, of Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  BOWERS -- Funeral services for Floyd J. Bowers, 76, 1436 Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, June 21, 2001, were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Revs. Jack Roddy, Ray Stockton and Billy Stockton officiating. Graveside services and entombment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Chris Jenkins, Gerald Jenkins, Fred Jenkins, Bill Anderson, Dan Crowe, Charles Lipford and Lawrence Dial. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Siam Baptist Church and Staff of the VA Nursing Home Unit, 2nd Floor. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, June 24, for the graveside service. The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. For those who prefer, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Mr. Bowers to Siam Baptist Church, 2414 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Randall W. Estep

  Mr. Randall W. "Randy" Estep, 41, 111 Earl Ave., Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at the residence following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Estep was an Orlando, Fla., native and had lived in Elizabethton since 1965. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Allen Estep, and his maternal grandparents, Oscar and Blanche McKee.
  Mr. Estep was an auto body mechanic and a member of Skyline Heights Baptist Church.
  Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Sammons Estep, of the home; his father and stepmother, Howard and Mary Estep, Elizabethton; his mother and stepfather, Mary "Kathy" McKee and Luke Setzer, Johnson City; three daughters, Lisa, Angie and Christie Brown, all of Elizabethton; four sisters, Debra L. Hinde, Flint, Mich.; Lynette Grainger, Mulberry, Fla.; Kim Whitson, Gray, Tenn.; and Katherine Lawless, Kingsport, Tenn.; one brother, Christopher Estep, Johnson City; the paternal grandmother, Bertha Estep, Johnson City; six grandchildren, Derek W. Brown, Justin M. Brown, Randall W. Brown, Joshua A. Dugger, Sloan Brown and Kindra L. Campbell.; two special friends, Connie Ross and Linda Estep; and several nieces and nephews.
  Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  ESTEP -- Funeral services for Mr. Randall W. "Randy" Estep, 41, 111 Earl Ave., Elizabethton, Tenn., will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, with the Revs. Kenneth Kyker and Howard Estep officiating. Music will be by Mr. Wayne McKee, soloist. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2001, in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Wayne McKee, Michael Bunting, Bob Rainbolt, Ernest Brock, Joey Jackson and Jeff McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry McKinney, Luke Setzer, Chris Estep, William Lawless and Hal Blevins. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday or at the residence, 111 Earl St., Elizabethton, the residence of his father, Howard Estep, 110 Honeycutt St., Elizabethton, Tenn., or of a sister, Kim Whitson, 4 Chaucer Court, Gray, Tenn., at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Robert Garland

  Robert Garland, 83, 704 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at the Johnson City medical Center following an extended illness.
  A Mitchell County, N.C., native, he was the son of the late Jason McKinnley and Dora Buchanan Garland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Keller Garland, Jan. 1, 2001, three sisters and four brothers.
  Mr. Garland was a member of Southside Christian Church and was a retired employee of Bemberg Corp.
  Survivors include one brother, Floyd Garland, Greeneville, S.C.; and 36 nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  GARLAND -- Funeral services for Robert Garland, 83, 704 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, who died Thursday, June 21, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of peace, with Messers Keith Whitehead and Mike Koruschak, ministers, officiating. Music will be under he direction of No Name But His. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be 5th Floor nurses at Johnson City Medical Center, Sr. Chaplin Calvin Ross, Johnson City Medical Center, Mr. Keith Whitehead, and Drs. Rachel Monderer and Thomas Johnson. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or at the residence, 704 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ervin J. Graybeal

  Ervin J. "Erby" Graybeal, 67, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Friday, June 22, 2001, at Purma Hospital, Cleveland, following a brief illness.
  Survivors include three daughters, Belinda Graybeal, Debbie and Rhonda Graybeal, all of Ohio; two sons, Jerry and Brian Graybeal, both of Ohio; four brothers, Martin Graybeal, Elizabethton, Herman and William Graybeal, both of Bluff City, and Wayne Graybeal, Bristol; and four sisters, Nellie Campbell, Elizabethton, Charlotte Bowers, Sue Camper and Mildred Jean Guy, all of Bristol. Seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The family will receive friends at the home of a niece, Lori Willis, Beech Street, Elizabethton, at any time.
  Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel.

Hildred Hardin

  Mrs. Hildred Hardin, 81, 2476 Siam Rd., Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 23, 2001 in Appalachian Christian Village.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine R. Smick

  Catherine Rose Smick, age 44, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died suddenly on Thursday, June 21, 2001.
  Mrs. Smick was the daughter of Margaret Holder, of Tennessee, and the late David Holder.
  Survivors include her husband, Donald; a son, David Kenneth Smick; a sister, Patricia Harvey and Alan Franklin.
  Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 248-651-8137, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester, Mich., is in charge of arrangements.

  SMICK -- Funeral service for Catherine Rose Smick, age 44, of Rochester Hills, Mich., who died Thursday, will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd., Rochester. Mrs. Smick was the dear wife of Donald Smick and the loving mother of David Kenneth Smick. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-9 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339, Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Mrs. Smick will lie in state at the church Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be at Van Hoosen Jones Cemetery, Rochester Hills, Mich. Memorials may be made to the Sarah Fisher Children's Home, 27400 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334. Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 248-651-8137, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester, Mich., is in charge of arrangements.

Brian M. Spears

  Brian Michael Lee Spears, infant son of Danny Lee Spears of Virginia and Mary Anne Absher, 429 West G. Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Survivors, in addition to his father and mother, include two half-brothers, Matthew Lee Pritchard and Dustin Lawrence Pritchard, both of the home.
  Graveside services were conducted Saturday, June 23, at Ritchie Cemetery.
  Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, was in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick


June 22, 2001

Floyd J. Bowers

  
Floyd J. Bowers, 76, 1436 Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 21, 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

Billy W. Elliott

   Billy Wayne "Bill" Elliott, 61, 1122 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Elliott was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Isaac and Edith Campbell Elliott.
   Mr. Elliott was an employee of American Water Heater Company.
   Survivors include his wife, Barbara Sue Hill Elliott; two sons and daughters-in-law, William "Billy" and Nina Elliott, Bristol, and Robert "Bobby" and Judy Trivette Elliott, Johnson City; a sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Carl Wilson, Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Buddy Roger Elliott and George Elliott, both of Elizabethton; a grandson, Immanuel Elliott; and a special friend, Jonathan Hardin, Marietta, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ELLIOTT -- Funeral services for Billy Wayne "Bill" Elliott, 61, 1122 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, June 22, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Tommy Vaughn officiating. Music will be provided by Kathy Wilson, soloist, Donna, Lacey and Amanda Brent. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Friday, will be Steve McNeal, Anthony Pierce, Darrell Pierce, Greg Hill, Billy Smith, Gregory Wilson, Randy Smith and Todd Stines. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Wilson, Chuck Mathes, Tommy Vaughn, Larry Vaughn, Richard Pearce and Mickey Vaughn. Friends may call at the residence at any time. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Elliott to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Randall W. Estep

   Randall Wayne Estep, 41, 111 Earl Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
Robert Garland

   Robert Garland, 83, 704 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Zella P. Grindstaff

   Mrs. Zella Pierce Grindstaff, 84, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Robert and Matilda Ensor Pierce. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Grindstaff, September 17, 1991, a daughter, Ennis Everett, and by three brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Grindstaff was retired from the Carter County School System, having been employed as a teacher's aide. She was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for a number of years.
   Survivors include two grandchildren, Julia Everett Latham, of Colorado, and Russell Everett, Dallas, Texas; two great-grandchildren; a nephew, Sturgill Lewis, Elizabethton; and three nieces, Yvonne Fowler, Kathleen Glover and Shea Gass, all of Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Mrs. Zella Pierce Grindstaff, 84, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, June 21, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, in the Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Thomas Fowler, Daniel Lewis, Larry Peck, David Grindstaff, Jonathan Grindstaff and Jeremy McCann. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Laura J. Rowe

   Laura Joan Rowe, 80, 124 Popular Drive, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Rowe was a native of Austin, Texas, and had lived in Washington County for over 50 years. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Dora Robertson Niemtschk and was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Niemtschk.
   Mrs. Rowe was retired from employment with the Johnson City Medical Center as a LPN. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
   Survivors include her husband, Roy M. Rowe, of the home; two sons, Randon Thomas Rowe, Pensacola, Fla., and James Roger Rowe, of the home; and two daughters, April Marshall Nidiffer, Stoney Creek, and Sandra Sue Kuntz, St. Augustine, Fla. Two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ROWE -- Funeral services for Laura Joan Rowe, 80, 124 Popular Drive, Jonesborough, who died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Philip Wallace officiating. Following the funeral service, family and friends will proceed to Monte Vista Burial Park for committal services. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Martin, Daniel Nidiffer, Harold Keen, Robert Webster, Jim Kenney and Randy Moeck. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Dean McLaughlin, George Stanton, Greg Noll, Chuck Fallon, Ron Wickman and Rob Sonney. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Washington County Unit, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 521, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

June 21, 2001

Billy W. Elliott

  Billy W. Elliott, Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at his residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Zella Grindstaff

  Mrs. Zella Grindstaff, 84, Hillview Nursing Home, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge .

June 20, 2001

Willie C. Bush

  
Willie C. "Bill" Bush, 91, 21813 Edgewood, St. Claire Shores, Mich., died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at St. John's Hospital, Detroit, Mich.
   Mr. Bush was a native of Grandville, Tenn., and the son of the late John and Vallie Birdwell Bush. He was also preceded in death by a son, William Lee Bush, March 24, 1985.
   Mr. Bush was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He was a retired supervisor for a tire company.
   Survivors include his wife, Ruth Stanley Bush, of the home; three sons, Gary S. Bush, John S. Bush and Keith Bush, all of St. Claire Shores, Mich.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Ralph Bush, 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
  
   BUSH -- Graveside services and interment for Willie C. "Bill" Bush, 91, 21813 Edgewood, St. Claire Shores, Mich., who died Sunday, June 17, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Steve Harmon officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

  

Nola J. Hyder

   Nola June Yelton Hyder, 82, 527 Dru Lane, Johnson City, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Hyder was a native of Elk Park, N.C., a former resident of Roan Mountain and had lived in Johnson City for the past 55 years. She was a daughter of the late Asbury and Pearl June Yelton and was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Hyder, and a sister.
   Mrs. Hyder was a member of University Parkway Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three sons, Carl Hyder, Johnson City, Glen Yelton, Elizabethton, and Jimmy Yelton, Johnson City; four daughters, Marrian Smith, Brenda York, Barbara Goodwin and Jewel Richardson, all of Johnson City; and two sisters, Geneva Yelton and Marcetta Ellison, both of Roan Mountain. Thirteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HYDER -- Funeral services for Nola June Yelton Hyder, 82, 527 Dru Lane, Johnson City, who died Monday, June 18, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Orville Stokes and Dr. Michael Oakes officiating. Interment will follow graveside services at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. and proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence and at Jim's Market and Deli, 1200 East Lakeview Drive, Johnson City. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

  

Marjorie J. Ingram

 
  Mrs. Marjorie June Edeburn Ingram, 84, 122 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Ingram was a native of Thomas, W.Va., and a daughter of the late Samuel H. and Dollie Stemple Edeburn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ingram Sr., November 17, 1980, a grandson, Jason Ingram, January 5, 1983, and by two sisters and a brother.
   Mrs. Ingram had lived in Elizabethton since 1943. She was a graduate of Fairmont College, Fairmont, W.Va., and was a retired employee of East Tennessee Undergarment. She was a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church, Roan Mountain.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bill Jr. and Anne Ingram, Elizabethton; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, J.H. and Helen Edeburn, Dunbar, Pa., Elwood Edeburn, Eglon, W.Va., Norman Edeburn, West Milford, W.Va., and Bill and Virgie Edeburn, Fairmont, W.Va.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Bill Dixon, Aurora, W.Va., and Neva Jean and Blain Anderson, Mt. Pleasant, Utah; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Jaime Ingram Morrell and Daniel Morrell, Knoxville; the Ingram brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their husbands and wives; several nieces and nephews; and her special neighbors, Lawrence and Leatha Ritchie.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   INGRAM -- Funeral services for Mrs. Marjorie June Edeburn Ingram, 84, 122 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, who died Monday, June 18, 2001, will be conducted at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Cecil "Nick" Bradshaw officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Carol Bowers, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 12 noon Thursday, June 21, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Thursday will be Lawrence Ritchie, Lance Ritchie, Danny Churchill, Jack Collins, Billy Jack Collins, Mike Dixon, Charlie Pearson, Jim Kimbrel, Randy Ingram and Joe Collins. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  

Lemuel L. Vines

 
  Lemuel Lee Vines, 66, 135 Mockingbird Lane, Hampton, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Vines was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Frank and Hattie Banner Vines. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray Vines, November 3, 1987.
   Mr. Vines was retired due to disability from North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of Fish Springs Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Selma Lambert Vines; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Joseph Bailey, Hampton, and Joyce and Joe Walsh, Butler; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ricky Vines, Hampton, and Jeff and Dr. Julie Vines, Elizabethton; 11 grandchildren, Amy Massey, Kimberly Trivette, Seth Andrews, Wendy Tester, Jamie Walsh, Sherry Walsh, Travis Vines, Kevin Vines, Derek Vines, Danni Leigh Vines and Hunter Vines; three great-grandchildren; a niece, Betty McNeal, Hampton; a nephew, June Vines, Hampton; and a sister-in-law, Jewell Dean Vines, Butler.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   VINES -- Funeral services for Lemuel Lee Vines, 66, 135 Mockingbird Lane, Hampton, who died Monday, June 18, 2001, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Terry Dugger officiating. Music will be provided by the Elk Mills Christian Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, in the Butler Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Dugger and Mr. Seth Andrews officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Terry Banner, David Griffey, Tony Griffey, Joey Massey, Patrick Trivette and Jeff Vines. Honorary pallbearers will be June Andrews, Seth Andrews, Joseph Bailey, Hubert Banner, Johnny Campbell, Fred Griffey, Ray Griffey, Paul Gryder, Raymond Harmon, Brown Hatley, George Lambert, Steve McNeil, Fred McQueen, Jim Moody, Norman Simerly, Jimmy Tester, June Vines, Jamie Walsh, Joe Walsh and Lewis Ward. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at jbailey@preferred.com. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

June 19, 2001

Pauline G. Bailey

  Mrs. Pauline Graybeal Bailey, 2300 Maple Drive, North Augusta, S.C., died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at her residence.
  Mrs. Bailey was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and a former resident of Erwin until 1953 when she moved to North Augusta. She was the daughter of the late H.C. and Danforth Swift Graybeal and was also preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
  Mrs. Bailey was a retired manager for the Sperry and Hutchinson Company in Augusta for many years. She was a member of West Side Christian Church.
  Survivors include her husband, Henry C. Bailey, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, H. Clay and Joan Bailey, Elizabethton, Charles and Nancy Bailey, Greenville, S.C., and Michael and Debra Bailey, Aiken, S.C.; and a brother, Ralph Graybeal, Johnson City. Ten granddaughters and 18 great-grandchildren also survive.
  Poteet Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel, 529 Greene Street, Augusta, Ga., (706) 722-7744, is in charge of arrangements.
  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton.

  BAILEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Graybeal Bailey, 2300 Maple Drive, North Augusta, S.C., who died Sunday, June 17, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at Poteet Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel, with Mr. Brian Heckbur and Mr. H. Clay Bailey, ministers, officiating. Interment will follow at Pineview Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard White, Wyman Fox, Barry Clanton, Dr. William Neumann, Dr. Albert Carr, Dr. William Wylie and Joel Sparks. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Poteet Funeral Home. Poteet Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel, 529 Greene Street, Augusta, Ga., (706) 722-7744, is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton.

Bill J. Hyder

  GRAY -- Bill J. Hyder, 62, of Gray, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol.
  Mr. Hyder was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Harmon J. and Inez Butler Hyder.
  Mr. Hyder was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended Milligan College. He was retired from Kingsport Press and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of Colonial Heights Christian Church, where he had served as deacon.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Billie Jean and Keith Wallace, Nashville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Roy Hall, Char and Edwin Langley and Wanda and Jimmy Jones, all of Kingsport; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Martha Hyder, Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Hannal Elizabeth Wallace, Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  East Lawn Funeral Home, 4997 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport, (423) 288-2081, is in charge of arrangements.

  HYDER -- Funeral services for Bill J. Hyder, 62, of Gray, who went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 18, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, from the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Hugh Thompson and Mr. Richard Carpenter, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at East Lawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be fishing buddies. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Pantry Fund of Colonial Heights Christian Church or to Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol. East Lawn Funeral Home, 4997 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport, (423) 288-2081, is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Ingram

  Mrs. Marjorie Ingram, 84, 122 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.


Barbara J. Summerow

  HICKORY, N.C. -- Barbara Joan Price Summerow, 62, 2046 Sugar Maple Lane, Conover, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at her home following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Summerow was a native of Carter County, Tenn., but had resided in North Carolina for the last 35 years. She was a graduate of Unaka High School and a member of Freedom Baptist Church, Newton.
  Mrs. Summerow was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Joe, and an infant son, Carl.
  Survivors include her husband, David R. Summerow; two sons, William Fenner Jr., Telford, Tenn., and Terry Fenner, Elizabethton, Tenn.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kathy and Rick Melton, 1307 Lowe Street, Elizabethton, Tenn., Connie and David Gray, Honeycutt Road, Roan Mountain, Tenn., and Willie Perry, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Suzanne Storie; her mother, Helen B. Price, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Jerry Ludrosky, 2120 Forsyth Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, Cindy, April, Ricky, Ashley, Torie, Chelsea, Allison, Ginger, Tara and B.J.; two step-grandchildren, Rebecca and Matthew; and a great-grandchild, Brandon Cage.
  Catawba Funeral Home, Hickory, N.C., (828) 322-1210, is in charge of arrangements.

  SUMMEROW -- Funeral services for Barbara Joan Price Summerow, 62, 2046 Sugar Maple Lane, Conover, N.C., who died Saturday, June 16, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Freedom Baptist Church, 125 West 27th Street, Newton, N.C., with the Rev. R.M. "Bo" Caulder Jr. officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory, N.C. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Freedom Baptist Church. Catawba Funeral Home, Hickory, N.C., (828) 322-1210, is in charge of arrangements.

Lemuel Vines

  Lemuel Vines, 66, 135 Mockingbird Lane, Hampton, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

June 18, 2001

Ethel G. Bowers


   Ethel G. Bowers, 77, formerly of City View Apt. No. 302, Briarcliff Street, Johnson City, and also the Blue Springs Community of Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Bowers was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Pettibone and Sallie Berry Bowers. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Bowers was a member of Blue Springs Christian Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Rena Bowers, Jonesborough; a granddaughter, Tina Balthis, Telford; a grandson, Keith Rice, Jonesborough; four great-grandchildren, Mark Rice, Telford, Amy Rice, Jonesborough, Aleigha Sexton and Trey Balthis, both of Telford; a great-great-grandson, Hunter Rice, Telford; two nephews, Lewis Bowers and Fred Bowers, both of Elizabethton; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Bowers and Myrtle Carden, both of Elizabethton. Several great-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
  
   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Ethel G. Bowers, 77, formerly of City View Apt. No. 302, Briarcliff Street, Johnson City, and also the Blue Springs Community of Elizabethton, who died Sunday, June 17, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Pastor Jerry Keasling officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ernie and Nellie Ford. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday June 20, at Bowers Cemetery with Mr. Richard Thomason, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Fain Bowers, Ernest Bowers, Sherrill Bowers, Terry Oliver, Darrell Bowers and Buck Balthis. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nursing staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

William H. Kinchloe

   William Howard Taft "Bill or Speedy" Kinchloe, 90, 1101 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Kinchloe was a native of New Canton, Tenn., but had made his home in Carter County for most of his life. He was the son of the late Henry and Martha Kinchloe and was also preceded in death by his wife, Wanda B. Susong Kinchloe, February 3, 1987, a sister, Louise Kinchloe Ramsey, four brothers, Dee Kinchloe, Richard Kinchloe, Samuel Kinchloe and James Kinchloe, and a granddaughter.
   Mr. Kinchloe was of the Methodist faith. He was retired from Sammons Motors.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Charles Davis, Elizabethton; two adopted daughters, Fern Fillers, Jonesborough, and Roxanne Lusk, Watauga; and three special friends, Mary Anderson, Robert Frazier and Joan DeVoti, 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
  
   KINCHLOE -- Funeral services for William Howard Taft "Bill or Speedy" Kinchloe, 90, 1101 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, June 16, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. James W. Reddick Jr. and the Rev. Ernest Widby officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Robert Frazier, Larry Ascher, William Lusk, Dennis McKesson and Danny Frazier. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1101 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Barbara J. Summerow

   HICKORY, N.C. -- Barbara Joan Price Summerow, 62, 2046 Sugar Maple Lane, Conover, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at her home following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Summerow was a native of Carter County, Tenn., but had resided in North Carolina for the last 35 years. She was a graduate of Unaka High School and a member of Freedom Baptist Church, Newton.
   Mrs. Summerow was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Joe, and an infant son, Carl.
   Survivors include her husband, David R. Summerow; two sons, William Fenner Jr., Telford, Tenn., and Terry Fenner, Elizabethton, Tenn.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kathy and Rick Melton, 1307 Lowe Street, Elizabethton, Tenn., Connie and David Gray, Honeycutt Road, Roan Mountain, Tenn., and Willie Perry, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Suzanne Storie; her mother, Helen B. Price, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Jerry Ludrosky, 2120 Forsyth Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, Cindy, April, Ricky, Ashley, Torie, Chelsea, Allison, Ginger, Tara and B.J.; two step-grandchildren, Rebecca and Matthew; and a great-grandchild, Brandon Cage.
   Catawba Funeral Home, Hickory, N.C., (828) 322-1210, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SUMMEROW -- Funeral services for Barbara Joan Price Summerow, 62, 2046 Sugar Maple Lane, Conover, N.C., who died Saturday, June 16, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Freedom Baptist Church, 125 West 27th Street, Newton, N.C., with the Rev. R.M. "Bo" Caulder Jr. officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory, N.C. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Freedom Baptist Church. Catawba Funeral Home, Hickory, N.C., (828) 322-1210, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Grace C. Whaley

   Mrs. Grace C. Whaley, 74, 709 Carter Blvd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Whaley was a native of Roan Mountain and a daughter of the late Will and Nellie Tipton Cordell. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
   Mrs. Whaley was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include her husband, Derald L. Whaley, of the home; a daughter, Dreama Kelly, Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Earl Cordell, Johnson City; a sister, Mary Cordell, Roan Mountain; and a granddaughter, Chanin Dinelli, Albuquerque, N.M. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   WHALEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Grace C. Whaley, 74, 709 Carter Blvd., Elizabethton, who died Sunday, June 17, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Dale Greenwell and the Rev. Bryan Shell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, in the Sermon on the Mount at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 709 Carter Blvd., Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences to the family may be sent by e-mail to hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

June 17, 2001

Iris K. Abner

  Iris Kate Abner, 72, 127 Liberty Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Abner was a native of Spartanburg, S.C., and the daughter of the late Iris Jackson McAbee.
  Mrs. Abner was a homemaker and a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
  Survivors include her husband, Phillip W. Abner; a daughter, Judith E. Abner, Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, William McAbee, Spartanburg, S.C.; and a sister, Louise Sexton, Inman, S.C. Three grandchildren also survive.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kenneth Jordan and the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel, Spartanburg, S.C. The family will be at the home of Mrs. Hoyt Edwards, 816 Mike Circle, Boiling Springs, S.C.
Floyd's North Church Street Chapel, Spartanburg, S.C., (864) 582-5451, is in charge of arrangements.

Louise Byron

  Louise Byron, 92, 155 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, W.Va., died Friday, June 15, 2001, at Wheeling Hospital.
  Mrs. Byron was a native of South Carolina and a former resident of Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the late Ruric N. and Marion Orrell Sampson and was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Byron, two brothers, David F. Sampson and Ruric N. Sampson, and three sisters, Doris S. Wheeler, Maude Sampson and Betty S. Monroe.
  Mrs. Byron was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, W.Va. She was a retired secretary at East Tennessee State University.
  Survivors include a daughter, Sister Mary Byron of Mount St. Joseph, Wheeling, W.Va.; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Samuel Given, Elizabethton; and a brother, John Sampson, Hampton, Va.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  BYRON -- Mass of the Resurrection for Louise Byron, 92, 155 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, W.Va., who died Friday, June 15, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Gerald Finucane, O.P., officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney, organist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Knights of Columbus will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Fireside Room of Tetrick Funeral Home with a prayer service to follow at 8 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Jody L. Henson

  Jody Lee Henson, 21, 187 Duck Branch Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001.
  Mr. Henson was a lifelong resident of Carter County and the son of Lester and Sandi Hughes Henson.
  Mr. Henson attended Cove Creek Presbyterian Church. He was an employee of Frank Schaffer Publications, Inc., and a former employee of Roan Mountain State Park and Snap-on Tools.
  He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Carl Hughes and Ford Henson.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his sister, Sara Jane Henson, of the home; his maternal grandmother, Bonnie H. Street, Roan Mountain; his paternal grandmother, Lois Browning, Morganton, N.C.; and a very special friend, Misty K. Markland.
  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

  HENSON -- Funeral services for Jody Lee Henson, 21, 187 Duck Branch Road, Roan Mountain, who passed from this life on Wednesday, June 13, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Daniel Blevins and the Rev. J.L. Stocton officiating. Special music was conducted by Loretta Bowers and Steve Smith. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at Carl Hughes Cemetery at Duck Branch. Active pallbearers will be Shane Street, Brian Gouge, Nick Oaks, Corey Garland, Troy Hughes, Tony Barnett, John Barnett, Chris Barnett, Wesley Henson, Scott Henson, Bret Bare, Eric Street, Jeremy Gouge, Adam Gouge and Richie Caraway. Honorary pallbearers will be friends at Frank Schaffer Publications, Inc. 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, 187 Duck Branch Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles L. Hughes

  Charles Lowell Hughes, 70, 131 Hughes Road, Watauga, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his residence.
  Mr. Hughes was a native of Carter County and the son of the late J.F. and Bessie Tate Hughes. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Gordon Hughes.
  Mr. Hughes was a former manager of the Paty Lumber Company of Elizabethton and the Giant Food Markets. He was a member of Brick Christian Church of Watauga and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict.
  Survivors include his wife, Imogene "Jean" Hughes, of the home; two sons, Chris Hughes, of the home, and Michael Hughes, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Morgan Hughes, of the home; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Alsup, Elizabethton. Several cousins also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  HUGHES -- Funeral services for Charles Lowell Hughes, 70, 131 Hughes Road, Watauga, who died Thursday, June 14, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Johnny Perkins, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Thomas Warren, Sonny Slagle, Ronnie Trivette, Bob Hughes, Lon Davis, Chuck Milam and Anthony Buck. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ramesh Rao, Dr. Paul Brown, Dr. Ted Sykes, Dr. Jeff Farrow, John Parks, Richard Smith, Ronnie Wilhoit, Allen Cash, Junior Campbell and Doug Slagle. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence, 131 Hughes Road, Watauga, at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

William H. Kinchloe

  William H. Kinchloe, 90, 1101 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Frank H. Morgan
Frank H. Morgan, 77, 812 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Morgan was a native of Teaneck, N.J., and the son of the late Frank H. Sr. and Lucille Bradshaw Morgan. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Morgan.
Mr. Morgan was a member of the Johnson City Seventh-day Adventist Church and was a retired employee of AFG Greenland Plant, Kingsport.
Mr. Morgan moved to Elizabethton in 1942 to play third base for the Elizabethton Red Six and made his residence permanent in 1945. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley McNutt Morgan, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca L. Morgan Choate and Jepthah L. Choate, Albuquerque, N.M.; a twin sister, Lucille Smith, Vero Beach, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Barbara Morgan, Vero Beach, Fla.; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Robert Nidiffer, Knoxville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

MORGAN -- Graveside services for Frank H. Morgan, 77, 812 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, June 14, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Elder Jepthah L. Choate, Elder Dale Grant and Elder Dale Ingersol officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rebecca Morgan Choate, flute. Military Honors will be provided by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 2:55 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, 812 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. For those who prefer, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Mr. Morgan to the Building Fund of the Johnson City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1910 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Wyona W. Shell

  Wyona Williams Shell, #2 Marion Court, Johnson City, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at her residence.
  Mrs. Shell was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Maggie Elliott Williams, Elizabethton, and the late Lawrence Vaughn Williams. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Lee, and her grandparents, James and Mahalia Oliver Elliott and George and Alice Wagner Williams.
  Mrs. Shell was employed as a sales clerk with the J.C. Penney Company, Johnson City.
  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, James F. Shell; two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah Lee and Geri and Kane Williams; a son, Lawrence "Pete" Lee; a sister, Sandra Holly; and a granddaughter, Dana Williams. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and many special friends also survive.
  Memorial services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Douglas Hardin officiating.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia C. Stout

  Sylvia Carter Stout, 83, 822 Walnut Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Stout was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Samuel P. and Rosa Morris Carter. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Bateman, and two sisters, Grace Lyon and Georgia Danner.
  Mrs. Stout was a charter member of Biltmore Baptist Church. She was retired from East Tennessee Undergarments after 45 years of service.
  Survivors include three daughters, Janice SanChez and Martha Griffey, both of Elizabethton, and Rose Bateman, Cape Coral, Fla.; a son, Bob Bateman Jr., Erwin; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, James Carter, Miami, Fla.; and three sisters, Mabel Jenkins, Elizabethton, Alice Danner and Pauline Lyon, both of Knoxville. 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

  STOUT -- Funeral services for Sylvia Carter Stout, 83, 822 Walnut Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, June 15, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Don Williams officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Tina Peters and Fornia Danner, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and a great-grandson, Steve Bateman, Shane Bateman, Mike Berry, Ronnie Berry, Rick Bateman and Brian Bateman. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Jenkins, Don Jenkins, Clyde Jenkins Jr., Lester Jenkins, Lynn Montgomery, Lynn Kyker and James Berry. Special thanks to Dr. Jerry L. Gastineau, Dr. Dean Beach, Housecall Hospice and the 3rd Floor Nurses at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 822 Walnut Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Williams

  Henry (Joe) Williams, 60, 109 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Friday, June 15, 2001, at his residence.
  Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County and the son of Sarah O'Neal Pullon, Bristol, Va., and the late John R. Williams. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Lee Williams.
  Mr. Williams was a welder at Fabricraft and a member of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Donna Rasnick Williams, of the home; a daughter, Karen McClellan, Elizabethton; a son, James Williams, Elizabethton; two step-daughters, Kim Carr, Hampton, and Jamie Carr, Elizabethton; two brothers, Charles T. Williams and Marvin L. Williams, both of Kingsport; a half-brother, Joe Pullon, Bristol, Va.; three sisters, Bonnie Peters and Brenda Oliver, both of Elizabethton, and Cora Beaumont, Johnson City; two grandsons, Adam Williams and Phillip Williams, both of Elizabethton; two step-grandchildren, Hailey Ashburn and Calvin Tyler Ashburn, both of Elizabethton; and two special aunts, Flossie Williams and Celia Rains, both of Elizabethton.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Henry (Joe) Williams, 60, 109 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, June 15, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Keith Stockton and the Rev. Curtis Hurt officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow the service in the Garland Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Eldridge Bowers, Ralph Gamble, Ronnie Dean Blevins, Willie Mathes, David Smith, Joel Kress and Chris Rasnick. Honorary pallbearers will be Teddy Morton, Noah Glesbie, Willie Campbell and Kenvin Richardson. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence, 109 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

June 15, 2001

Charles L. Hughes


   Charles Lowell Hughes, 70, 131 Hughes Road, Watauga, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Frank H. Morgan

   Frank H. Morgan, 77, 812 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Morgan was a native of Teaneck, N.J., and the son of the late Frank H. Sr. and Lucille Bradshaw Morgan. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Morgan.
   Mr. Morgan was a member of the Johnson City Seventh-day Adventist Church and was a retired employee of AFG Greenland Plant, Kingsport.
   Mr. Morgan moved to Elizabethton in 1942 to play third base for the Elizabethton Red Six and made his residence permanent in 1945. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Shirley McNutt Morgan, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca L. Morgan Choate and Jepthah L. Choate, Albuquerque, N.M.; a twin sister, Lucille Smith, Vero Beach, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Barbara Morgan, Vero Beach, Fla.; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Robert Nidiffer, Knoxville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick