July 13, 2001

Laura L. Duncan

   CHINA GROVE, N.C. -- Laura Lea Thole Duncan, 38, of China Grove, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at her home.
   Ms. Duncan was the daughter of Dennis Thole, San Antonio, Texas, and Nancy Burns, Roan Mountain, Tenn. She was of the Lutheran faith.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her companion, Stephen Basinger, and his son, Jeremy; her step-father, Donald Burns; her step-mother, Dianne Thole; twin sons, Aaron and Andrew; daughters, Amber and Skye; and a step-brother, Jeffrey Burns.
   A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 16, at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove.
   Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove, N.C., (704) 857-2401, is in charge of arrangements.

Cmdr. Dayton A. Seiler

   Cmdr. Dayton Albert Seiler, Retired, 87, 836 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Cmdr. Seiler was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Molly Hunter Seiler and noted Attorney J. Frank Seiler. He was a Direct Descendant of Col. John Carter, and General Landon and Elizabethton Carter, the early pioneers of whom Carter County and Elizabethton were named.
   Landon Carter was the First Secretary of the State of Franklin and later the First Secretary of the State of Tennessee. Cmdr. Seiler was the grandson of Carrie Elizabeth Carter and the grandnephew of Samuel P. Carter, the only man in U.S. History to have held the rank of both Admiral in the Navy and General in the Army.
   Cmdr. Seiler graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1930 and attended East Tennessee State College, Johnson City. In 1932, he was appointed Midshipman to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. He graduated from there in 1936. He received two postgraduate degrees from the California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech), Pasadena, Calif., where he was elected to Sigma Xi, the honorary engineering fraternity.
   During World War II, Cmdr. Seiler organized and led the Navy Aeronautic Technical Intelligence Mission to Europe, of which his friend, Charles Lindberg, was also a member, to examine German scientific achievements. One of the important results of this was the bringing of Werner Von Braun's Preenemunde Team and their supersonic wind tunnel to our country.
   Cmdr. Seiler participated in the initiation, planning and development of 15 major technical weapons programs. He prepared the initial planning and organization for Admiral Raborn that started the Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile System, POLARIS.
   After retiring from the U.S. Navy in 1960, Cmdr. Seiler became the owner and operator of All-America Books, a Patriotic Christian Bookstore in California. He also organized Mechanical Arts Corporation to design and manufacture equipment for business and office use while continuing to lecture throughout Southern California for Coast Federal Saving, on Patriotic subjects.
   Cmdr. Seiler returned to Elizabethton with his family in 1970. He also started a printing business and printed T.I. (Texas Instruments) Newspapers, as well as many business printings.
   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Rankin Seiler; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Kathy Seiler, Hagerstown, Md.; six daughters and five sons-in-law, Shari and Ron Stern, Irvine, Calif., Sandy and Med Peck, Huntington Beach, Calif., Susanne Seiler, Elizabethton, Melinda and Marc Atkin, Swampscott, Mass., Diane and Dale Floyd, Bell Buckle, Tenn., and Dodie and Shawn Duffy, Channel Islands, Calif.; 10 granddaughters; three grandsons; and a first cousin, Landon Carter, Bristol.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SEILER -- Graveside services for Cmdr. Dayton Albert Seiler, Retired, 87, 836 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Chaplain Blaine Smrekar officiating. Interment will follow the service. Full Military Honors will be accorded. Friends may register their presence at the funeral home. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
  

July 12, 2001

Iva Young Gouge White

  Mrs. Iva Young Gouge White, 77, 711 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
  Mrs. White was a native of Erwin and had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the late Sam H. and Rose Anne Dugger Young. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, H.J. Gouge, in 1986; her second husband, Howard White, in 1993; a brother, Sam H. Young Sr.; and a sister, Ilene Young.
  Mrs. White was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and the Elizabethton Senior Citizens. She was a homemaker.
  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry D. and Debbie Gouge, Elizabethton, and Edward J. and June Gouge, Johnson City; two step-sons and their wives, Howard E. Jr. and Frances White, Durham, N.C., and Roger and Judy White, Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan H. and Jerry Franklin, Elizabethton; a step-daughter and her husband, Janet G. and Charles Stuart, Johnson City; three brothers, Jack Young, Johnson City, Joseph Clarence Young, Summerville, Ohio, and Bill Young, Elizabethton; a sister, Elizabeth Brackman, Muncey, Ind.; six grandchildren, Andy Franklin, Jamis Gouge, Jerran Gouge, Tim Franklin, Scarlett Gouge and Beth Gouge; five step-grandchildren, Steven K. White, Philip White, Julia Stuart, J.D. Stuart and Ellie Mair; and a great-granddaughter, Makayla Woodby. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  WHITE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Iva Young Gouge White, 77, 711 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Paul Knapp and Mr. Al Brackman, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Gene Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Leonard Febuary, Ken Calloway, Philip Young, Roger White, Ben Williams and Gilbert Honeycutt. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of First Christian Church of Elizabethton, nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends. 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, 711 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Youth Department of First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family by e-mail at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

July 11, 2001

Dorothy Hendrix

   NORCROSS, Ga. -- Dorothy "Dot" Hendrix, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Monday, July 9, 2001.
   Mrs. Hendrix was a native of Erwin, Tenn. She graduated from Happy Valley High School and attended East Tennessee State University before relocating to the Atlanta area with her husband.
   Mrs. Hendrix was preceded in death by a son, Blair Hendrix.
   Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Edwin "Beryl" Hendrix, Lawrenceville, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Jane Hendrix, Lawrenceville, Ga.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Brett Sommer, Mountain Lakes, N.J., and Robin and Rex Dillon, Lawrenceville, Ga.; two brothers, Richard Tittle, Elizabethton, and Tommy Tittle, Lawrenceville, Ga.; a sister, Beverly Shirley, Smyrna, Ga.; six grandchildren, Jason Sanders, Sharon Sanders, Katie Sanders, Devin Sommer, Austin Sommer and Travis Griffin; and loving friends and neighbors.
   A memorial service will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, Attn: Memorial Department; or to Make A Wish Foundation, 3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite #300, Phoenix, Ariz. 85012.
   Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, (770) 448-5757, Norcross, Ga.
  

Earnest C. McClurd

   Earnest C. McClurd, 74, of Carney's Point, N.J., died Friday, July 7, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Newport, Del.
   Mr. McClurd was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Elbert Bert and Maggie Calhoun McClurd. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Earl McClurd, and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hale and Mrs. Berniece Humphrey.
   Mr. McClurd was a Navy Sea Bee Veteran and served in the second World War. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and served as vice president of McClurd Pontiac in Penns Grove. He worked as a security guard at Artificial Island and as a toll collector on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. He was also active in the local Democratic Club and the election board during retirement.
   Survivors include a son, Howard McClurd, Haddonfield, N.J.; a daughter, Helen McClurd Lynch, Orlando, Fla.; a son-in-law, Larry Lynch, and two grandchildren, Shena and Robert Lynch, all of Orlando, Fla.; his companion, Alice Smith, Carney's Point, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Stone, Abington, Pa.; and a brother, Ralph McClurd, Pennsville, N.J. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Mr. McClurd will be returned to Elizabethton for interment.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   McCLURD -- Graveside services for Earnest C. McClurd, 74, of Carney's Point, N.J., who died Friday, July 7, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Carroll Shepard, minister of Blountville Church of Christ, officiating. A viewing for the family and friends was held at Adams Funeral Home, 18 E. Maple Avenue, Penns Grove, on Tuesday, July 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friends may also call at the residence of a niece, Vivian Shepard, 1369 Elizabethton Hwy., Bluff City, 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.
  

Andrew H. Milhorn

   Andrew H. Milhorn, 79, 318 Goodman Cemetery Road, Piney Flats, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Milhorn was a native of Piney Flats and a son of the late Alvin and Mary Jane Shipley Milhorn. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
   Mr. Milhorn was a member of Haw Ridge Church.
   Survivors include a sister, Hazel Milhorn Gross, Elizabethton, and a special niece, Helen Geisler, Piney Flats. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, (423) 538-7131, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans/Tetrick-BluffCityChapel.com.
  
   MILHORN -- Funeral services for Andrew H. Milhorn, 79, 318 Goodman Cemetery Road, Piney Flats, who died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Davis officiating. Music will be provided by Connie Carpenter and Donna Burke. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, at Sanders Cemetery, Piney Flats. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Active pallbearers will be Randy Shipley, Bobby Lynn Fickle, Kelvin Guyer, Ricky Milhorn, Junior Milhorn and Dean Gross. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail at bluffcity@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Dayton A. Seiler

   Dayton A. Seiler, 87, 836 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center after an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

July 10, 2001

Allen S. Alford Sr.

  Allen Stephens Alford Sr., 78, 1525 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at the residence.
  Mr. Alford was a native of Washington County, Tenn., having lived in Spartanburg, S.C., and Augusta, Ga., before moving to Erwin in 1967. He was the son of the late Paul C. and Bessie Moore Alford and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Alford and Jack Alford, and a sister, Elizabeth Early.
  Mr. Alford was a World War II Army Corps Veteran, having served in the European Theater. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with One Silver Star, the Air Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was taken prisoner by the Germans in 1944 while flying a mission over Germany and was held for 14 months. He was one of the Erwin Nine (nine men from Erwin all held in the same German prison camp).
  Mr. Alford was a traffic manager in charge of sales with Clinchfield Railroad before retiring in 1980 after 43 years of service. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Traffic Fraternity, Masons, Toastmasters, American Ex-POWs and a former chairman of the Y.M.C.A. and a former Boy Scout Leader.
He was a graduate of Unicoi County High School and a 1951 Milligan College graduate with a degree in business administration.
  Survivors include his wife, Doris Jean Beck Alford; three sons, Allen Stephens Alford Jr., Macon, Ga., Donald E. Alford, Johnson City, and Rob Alford, Erwin; two daughters, Teresa Lewis, Erwin, and Janice Hughes, Unicoi; three sisters, Frances Mallon, Alexander, Va., Sara Reid, Johnson City, and Rebecca Sharp, Elizabethton; three daughters-in-law, Carol Alford, Judy Alford and Kathy Alford; a son-in-law, Harry Lewis; and two brothers-in-law, John Mallon and James Sharp. Thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
  Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-1390, is in charge of arrangements.

  ALFORD -- Funeral services for Allen Stephens Alford Sr., 78, 1525 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, who died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, were held at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, from the Erwin Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Terrill Littrell officiating. Music was provided by Nancy K. Bogart. Graveside services and interment were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with full military grave rites rendered by the VFW Post #3382, Kingsport. Honorary pallbearers were Ex-POWs. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church, 203 N. Elm Street, Erwin, Tenn. 37650 or to the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Street, Suite 4, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-1390, was in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth W. Brown

  Kenneth W. Brown, 55, 308-B Magnolia Street, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mr. Brown was a native of Carter County and the son of Lockie Merritt Brown, Roan Mountain, and the late Fern Brown. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Keith Brown and Steve Brown.
  Mr. Brown was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Aaron Brown, Elizabethton; two sisters, Brenda Perkins and Linda Taylor, both of Roan Mountain; four brothers, Joel Brown, Roan Mountain, Mike Brown, Johnson City, Mitchell Brown and Anthony Brown, both of Elizabethton; and a special friend, Hazel Oliver.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  BROWN -- Funeral services for Kenneth W. Brown, 55, 308-B Magnolia Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, July 8, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Wesley Simmons, minister, officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Lockie Brown, Perkins 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, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert F. Hoss Sr.

  Robert F. Hoss Sr., 89, 1402 Stoneybrook Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, July 9, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a short illness.
  Mr. Hoss was a native of Roan Mountain and the son of the late Robert F. and Etta Little Hoss. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Parks Hoss, in 1979, his twin sister, Beatrice Hoss Parsons, and a grandson, Timothy Hoss.
  Mr. Hoss was a 1932 graduate of Lees-McRae College and a member of the first football team. He was a retired sales representative with Kel-San Products Company.
  He was a charter member of Memorial Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton but attended Keystone Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #49, Elizabethton.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert F. Jr. and Mary Hoss, of the home; a grandson, Robert Fulton Hoss III, Elizabethton; two step-grandchildren, Tammy Blevins, Johnson City, and Lori Blevins, Mountain City; a brother, Coy Hoss, Kingston; and a great-grandchild, Sarah Elizabeth Hoss, Elizabethton.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  HOSS -- Funeral services for Robert F. Hoss Sr., 89, 1402 Stoneybrook Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, July 9, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Dr. Ira Howard, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Music at the graveside service will be by his grandson, Robert Fulton Hoss III, bagpiper. Active pallbearers will be Mike Elliot, Jerry Parsons, Jimmy Parsons, Buddy Austin, Rob Hoss III and Lewis Winters. Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin Gantt, David Houston and Calvin Parks. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. To those who desire, memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, TN 37644. 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

Bryan W. Hughes

  Bryan William Hughes, 18, 908 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center due to injuries received in an automobile accident.
  Mr. Hughes was a native of Carter County and the son of Ronald McKenney and step-mother, Heidi McKenney, Edwardsville, Pa., and Teresa Hughes Sams, Elizabethton, and step-father, Randy Sams, Morganton, N.C.
  Mr. Hughes was employed by Kysor Panel Systems, Piney Flats, and was a graduate of Freedom High School, Morganton, N.C.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents and step-parents, include two sisters, Avonda Townsend, Elizabethton, and Melissa McKenney, Edwardsville, Pa.; a brother, Christopher McKenney, Edwardsville, Pa.; his maternal grandfather, William Dallas Hughes, Elizabethton; his maternal grandmother, Lucille Jones, Elizabethton; his maternal step-grandfather, Daniel C. Jones, Elizabethton; his paternal grandmother, Betty Jo Peterson, Jonesborough; two special aunts, Betty Smith and Mary Holly, both of Elizabethton; and two special friends, Alicia and Courtney, Morganton, N.C. Several aunts, uncles, 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

  HUGHES -- A candlelight funeral service for Bryan William Hughes, 18, 908 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, July 6, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. William H. Gahagan, O.P., and the Rev. A.G. Wagner officiating. Music will be under the direction of Freddie Arnold. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, in the Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be Ted McKenney, Clifford Peterson, Ralph Holly, Brian Smith, Ed Walls and Mike Cunningham. 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 at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 908 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.

Lawrence L. Storie

  Lawrence L. Storie, 99, 7953 Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain, died Monday, July 9, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mr. Storie was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and the son of the late Marion and Julia Norris Storie. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jones Storie, two sons, Ronald and Billy Ray Storie, two sons-in-law, Paul Harrison and Stewart Potter, and infants, Ruth, Edward and Laura Storie.
  Mr. Storie was a member of Fall Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired merchant and farmer.
  Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Frances Potter, Dessa Mae Harrison, Dorothy Kate and Glen Harrison, all of Roan Mountain, and Norma and Pete Potter, Stafford, Va.; and three sons and two daughters-in-law, Dennis and Rita Storie, Roan Mountain, Rev. James "Jim" Storie, of the home, and Leslie and Kathy Storie, Jonesborough. Twenty-two grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  STORIE -- Funeral services for Lawrence L. Storie, 99, 7953 Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, July 9, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at First Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt and the Rev. Jerry McCoury officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sherry Freeman and Holly Houston. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at Johnson Roan-View Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Everyone will meet at the First Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain, 8498 Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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.

July 9, 2001

Fannie B. Borders

   Fannie Brewer Borders, 92, Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Borders was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Joseph Hampton Brewer and Ardie Heaton Brewer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Borders, two sons, Luther Borders and Conrad Borders, and by four brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Borders was a member of the Church of Christ of Roan Mountain and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter, Jessie Faye Harmon, Flat Springs, N.C.; a son, J.L. Borders, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, A.J. Borders, Norma Campbell and Carl Elliott, all of Roan Mountain; two great-grandchildren, Misty Campbell and Melissa Campbell, both of Roan Mountain; two great-great-grandchildren, DeRon Wells and John Clifford Hicks, both of Roan Mountain; two brothers, Lester Brewer and William Brewer, both of Elizabethton; four sisters, Delia Potter, Roan Mountain, Carolyn Blackburn and Edith Bowling, both of Elizabethton, and Aline Weber, Johnson City; and two special friends, Karen Jones and George Shoemaker, both of Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BORDERS -- Funeral services for Fannie Brewer Borders, 92, Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, July 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Markland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Harley S. Cooper

   Harley Star Cooper, age 2, 349 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Johnson City, she was the daughter of David J. and Sherry R. Miller Cooper.
   She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfather, Charles Miller, and her paternal great-grandfather, J.B. Hyder.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Codey Miller, Johnson City; a step-brother and two step-sisters, Chris Sargent, Tiffany Sargent and Stephanie Sargent, all of Elizabethton; her maternal grandfather, Bill Miller, Johnson City; her maternal grandmother, Janice Sell, Johnson City; her paternal step-grandfather, James Blevins, and paternal grandmother, Linda Blevins, both of Elizabethton; her maternal great-grandmother, Betty Miller, Johnson City; and her paternal great-grandmother, Louise Hyder, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

July 8, 2001

Harley S. Cooper

  Harley Star Cooper, 2, 349 McKeehan Ridge Rd., Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
  A Johnson City native, she was the daughter of David J. and Sherry R. Miller Cooper. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfather, Charles Miller, and her paternal great-grandfather, J.B. Hyder.
  In addition to her parents, survivors include one brother, Codey Miller, Johnson City, one step-brother and two step-sisters, Chris Sargent, Tiffany Sargent and Sephanie Sargent, all of Elizabethton, her maternal grandfather, Bill Miller, Johnson City, her maternal grandmother, Janice Sell, Johnson City, her paternal step-grandfather, James Blevins, and her paternal grandmother, Linda Blevins, both of Elizabethton, her maternal great-grandmother, Betty Miller, Johnson City, her paternal great-grandmother, Louise Hyder, Elizabethton, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
  Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  COOPER -- Funeral services for Harley Star Cooper, 2, 349 McKeehan Ridge Rd., Elizabethton, Tenn., will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Fisher officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2001, in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Shane Miller and Gaylord Smith. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday prior to the service. Everyone will met at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail via hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Julia B. Dotson

  Mrs. Julia B. Dotson, 93, 2012 Sherwood Dr., Johnson City, died Friday, July 6, 2001, in the Appalachian Christian Village.
  A Wise, Va., native, she was a daughter of the late Patrick H. and Ollie Matilda Jessee Beverly. She had lived a number of years in Kingsport before moving to Johnson City. Mrs. Dotson was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Dotson, in 1966, and by one brother and six sisters.
  She was a retired school teacher, having taught the second grade at the Lynn Garden Elementary School, Kingsport, for 37 years. She was a member of the Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church, Kingsport, but attended First Christian Church, Johnson City.
  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

  DOTSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Julia B. Dotson, 93, 2012 Sherwood Dr., Johnson City, formerly of Kingsport, who died Friday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Willie Justice officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 12 noon Monday until the service hour at 1 p.m. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances W. Elliott

  Mrs. Frances Wiley Elliott, 85,315 Hickman Rd., Piney Flats, formerly of Erwin, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, in the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
  Mrs. Elliott was a Princeton, W.Va., native, but had lived most of her life in Unicoi County before moving to Piney Flats six years ago to live with a daughter, Sandra Hickman. She was a daughter of the late William Henderson and Mammie Wall Wiley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, P.K. Elliott, in 1986, one son, David Elliott, one brother, W.H. Wiley, and two sisters, Lucille Belcher, and Madeline Henderson.
  Mrs. Elliott was a homemaker. She was a member of the Unicoi United Methodist Church.
  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Brenda Elliott, Wytheville, Va., three daughters and two sons-in-law, Martha and D.J. Emick, Daleville, Va., Sandra and Bob Hickman, Piney Flats, and Vickie Tapp, Bristol, three sisters, Irene Thomason, Bluefield, Va., Iris Fridley, Bluefield, W.Va., and Edith Bailey, Rock Hill, S.C., nine grandchildren, Mary, Joey, Leigh, Laura, Todd, Jon, Tracey, Rachel and Sarah, four great-grandchildren, Maggie, Joey, Anna Frances and Kylea, and several nieces and nephews.
  Unicoi Funeral Home, 743-1381 or 928-4595, 4428 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

  ELLIOTT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Wiley Elliott, 85, 315 Hickman Rd., Piney Flats, formerly of Erwin, who died Saturday, July 7, 2001, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jim Goddard will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. A.J. Horner, Joey Emick, David Scott, Jon Elliott, Bob Hickman and Todd Elliott will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be mailed to the family at 315 Hickman Rd., Piney Flats, TN 37686. Unicoi Funeral Home, 743-1381 or 928-4595, 4428 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary W. Holloway

  Mary Wilma Worley Holloway, 85, Johnson City, died Friday, July 6, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  Mrs. Holloway was a native of Asheville, N.C., and had lived in Johnson City for the past five years. She was a daughter of the late Bascombe and Margaret Hayes. Mrs. Holloway was also preceded in death by two husbands, Latt Worley and Jesse Holloway, and two brothers, Warren Hayes and Russell Hayes.
  She retired from Southern Bell Telephone after 35 years service and was a former employee of the Asheville Citizens Times with 13 years service. She was a member of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C., Sunday school teacher and church elder. Mrs. Holloway was a president of the Telephone Pioneers and a member of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary.
  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Leroy Brooks, Johnson City, one grandson, Tim Snipes and his wife, Betty Snipes, one great-granddaughter, Tonya Fritts, California, two brothers, Horace Hayes and Charles Hayes, both of Asheville, N.C., one sister, Catherine O'Brien, Paintsville, Ky., and four great-grandchildren.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 282-1521, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

  HOLLOWAY -- Funeral services for Mary Wilma Worley Holloway, 85, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2001, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Rev. Robert Hicks will officiate. Burial will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers will be Leroy Brooks, Rick Brooks, Jerry Fritts, Mac Presnell, Danny Snyder, and Wayne Hale. The family will receive friends at any time at the home of her daughter, Martha Brooks, 119 Warrior Lane, Johnson City, phone 423-543-4083. Memorials may be made to the West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28801, or the local charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 282-1521, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Bryan W. Hughes

  Bryan William Hughes, 18, 908 Cedar Ave., Elizabethton, died Friday, July 6, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center due to injuries received in an automobile accident.
  A Carter County native, he was the son of Ronald McKenney and step-son of Heidi McKenney, Edwardsville, Pa., and the son of Teresa Hughes Sams, Elizabethton, and the step-son of Randy Sams, Morganton, N.C.
He was employed by Kysor Panel Systems, Piney Flats, and he was a graduate of Freedom High School, Morganton, N.C.
  In addition to his parents and step-parents, survivors include two sisters, Avonda Townsend, Elizabethton, and Melissa McKenney, Edwardsville, Pa., one brother, Christopher McKenney, Edwardsville, Pa., his maternal grandfather, William Dallas Hughes, Elizabethton, his maternal grandmother, Lucille Jones, Elizabethton, his maternal step-grandfather, Daniel C. Jones, Elizabethton, his paternal grandmother, Betty Jo Peterson, Jonesborough, two special aunts, Betty Smith and Mary Holly, both of Elizabethton, two special friends, Alicia and Courtney, Morganton, N.C., and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Frances S. Hughes

  Frances Street Hughes, 83, 650 Heaton Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 5, 2001, at her residence.
  A Carter County native, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Emma Freeman Street. Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her husband, Hazen S. Hughes, Jan. 20, 1992, a daughter, Ruby Ball, and a grandson, Roger Scott Hughes.
  She was of the Presbyterian faith and was a dorm mother at East Tennessee State University for 17 years.
  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Arcillis and Ron Neil, Bluff City, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tony and Jewell Hughes, Elizabethton, Jimmy Hughes, Roan Mountain, two brothers, Darel Street, Roan Mountain, Carter Street, Roan Mountain, one sister Etta Julian, Chesapeake, Va., five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a special friend, Suzy Hoilman, Roan Mountain, and several nieces and nephews.   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  HUGHES -- Graveside services for Frances Street Hughes, 83, 650 Heaton Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, July 5, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2001, in the chapel at the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Joe Manis officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Neil, Hartsell Sparks, Kevin Shoemaker, Brian Hoilman, Matthew Sparks, Robert Hughes, and Michael Hughes. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2001, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or at the residence, 650 Heaton Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Hughes to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, 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

John P. Miller

  John Paul Miller, 33, 160 Central Dr., Johnson City, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
A Henry County, Tenn., native, he is the son of Lynda Sturgill Miller, Johnson City, and the late Larry G. Miller.
  Mr. Miller had a Bachelor of Science degree in business from East Tennessee State University.
  In addition to his mother, survivors include one brother, Jeff Miller, Johnson City, and a number of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

  MILLER -- Funeral services for John Paul Miller, 33, 160 Central Dr., Johnson City, who died Friday, July 6, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel with the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Jennifer Ensor spoke a eulogy. Music was under the direction of Loretta Newton. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Richard Pilk, Steve Davenport, Mark Garrison, Keith Watson, Gary Birchfield, Dewey Hill, Bobby Campbell, and David Smith. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2001, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Miller to American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Dr., 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

Christine M. Waits

  Mrs. Christine M. Waits, 86, 324 Swimming Pool Rd., Hampton, Tenn., died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following a lengthy illness.
  A Crestmont, N.C., native, she lived most of her life in Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Alex and Cora Hoywood McClain. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Waits, in 1996.
She was a member of Hampton Christian Church and was retired from NARC after 45 years of service.
  Survivors include one daughter, Mildred A. Fletcher, of the home, two grandchildren, Belinda A. Bailey and Mark A. Fletcher, both of Rockford, Ill., two great-grandchildren, Megan Bailey and Jonathon Bailey, both of Rockford, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
  Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  WAITS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Christine M. Waits, 86, 324 Swimming Pool Rd., Hampton, Tenn., were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Music was by Pearl Calhoun, soloist, and Mrs. Anna Calhoun, pianist. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2001, in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday or at the residence, 324 Swimming Pool Rd., Hampton, Tenn., at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. on Sunday. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

July 6, 2001

Frances S. Hughes

   Frances Street Hughes, 83, 650 Heaton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, July 5, 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

John Miller

   John Miller, 33, 160 Central Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, July 6, 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

Vada S. Street

   Mrs. Vada Stout Street, 90, a resident of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 5, 2001, following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Street was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the daughter of the late Nat and Lena Lewis Stout. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Street; a daughter, Betty Evans; a brother, John Stout; and two sisters, Lonnie Harvey and Virgie Smith.
   Mrs. Street retired from Parks-Belk after many years of service at the Elizabethton store. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Davis of Elizabethton; a son, Carl Street of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Nidiffer of Elizabethton, and Mrs. Ruth Davis of Panama City, Fla.; a brother, Harlan Stout of Elizabethton; nine grandchildren, Mrs. Melissa Moreland and Ms. Theresa Davis, both of Elizabethton, Michael Davis of Unicoi, Ron Davis of Nashville, Drake Evans of Greensboro, N.C., Paige Evans of Johnson City, Michael, Andrew and Leslie Street, all of Charlotte, N.C.; seven great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Bernice Davis, Barbara Moreland and Rozella Hardin.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STREET -- Funeral services for Mrs. Vada Stout Street, 90, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, July 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Larry Wade officiating. Music will be provided by Joel Street. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 8, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. Active pallbearers will be grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be her Church Family and Victor and Judy Deloach and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Peggy Davis, 610 Race Street, No. 6, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Street to the Foyer Furnishing Fund of First Free Will Baptist Church, 706 First Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

July 5, 2001

Nell L. Collins

  Nell L. Collins, 91, 709-1/2 West H. Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Hillview Health Care Center following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Collins was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Daniel G. and Sally Davis Lowe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe C. Collins, three sisters, Grace Moore, Bessie Brumitt and Mae Martin, and two brothers, Clarence Lowe and Brooks Lowe.
  Mrs. Collins was a member of Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, and a retired employee of the Bemberg Corporation.
  Survivors include several nieces and nephews and two very special friends, Sandra and Lloyd Kyte, Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  COLLINS -- A graveside service to celebrate the life of Nell L. Collins, 91, 709-1/2 West H. Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, July 2, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at Monte Vista Burial Park with Father Harold Bahlow officiating. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday 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.

Jerry W. Dodson
Sheila S. Dodson


  Jerry W. Dodson, 56, and his wife, Sheila Smalling Dodson, 54, 1602 Chickees Street, Johnson City, died Monday, July 2, 2001, near Danville, Pa., from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
  Mr. Dodson was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and a son of Verna Arp Dodson, Johnson City, and the late Willie J. Dodson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Dodson, in 1955.
  Mr. Dodson was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and The University of Tennessee and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was the engineering manager with the Johnson City Power Board, where he was employed for over 30 years, and was a member and past president of the Johnson City Kiwanis Club.
  Mrs. Dodson was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and a daughter of James and Blanche Braswell Smalling, Johnson City.
  Mrs. Dodson was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and was employed as a secretary in the admissions department at ETSU. She was a former member of the Junior League of Johnson City and was active in community service, including volunteering at the Hands On Museum.
  Both Mr. and Mrs. Dodson were members of Central Baptist Church and the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.
  In addition to his mother and her parents, they are survived by two daughters, Andrea and Erica Dodson, both of Johnson City. Mrs. Dodson is survived by a brother, Tom Smalling, Johnson City, and two sisters, Betty McInturff, Watauga, and Diane Smalling, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

  DODSON -- Funeral services for Jerry W. and Sheila Smalling Dodson, 1602 Chickees Street, Johnson City, who died Monday, July 2, 2001, near Danville, Pa., will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Milligan officiating. Interment will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Joe Fortune, Jon Byrd, Jon Byrd Jr., Daniel Holder, Keith Marsh, Denny Bowman, Jackie Blevins, Richard Banner, Harold Stewart, Jim Kelly, Tom Jarrell and Larry Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, employees of the Johnson City Bower Board and members of the Johnson City Kiwanis Club. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in care of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, P.O. Box 1511, Mt. Carmel, TN 37645. On-line condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Scotty L. Stanley

  Scotty L. Stanley, 32, 6409 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
  Mr. Stanley was a native of Washington County and the son of Gayle and Joann Gouge Stanley. He was a member of Magill Presbyterian Church.
  Mr. Stanley was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Maxie Gouge and Sam and Pearl Stanley, three uncles, Wydner Gouge, Nath Julian and Bill Hughes, and a special cousin, Jeffrey David Miller.
  Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his daughter, Whitney Houston, Roan Mountain; a brother and sister-in-law, Ricky and Lisa Stanley, Greeneville; six aunts and their spouses, Loretta Gouge, Goldie Julian, Judy and Harry Presnell, all of Roan Mountain, Sue and Wade Rogers, Athens, Ala., Florence Hughes, Johnson City, and Mable Gouge, Hampton; four uncles and their spouses, Conway and Brenda Gouge, Ralph and Peggy Stanley, Kenneth and Patsy Stanley, all of Roan Mountain, and John and Bea Gouge, Denver, Colo.; and two special cousins and spouse, Micheal Julian, Hampton, and Vickie and Don Hill, Roan Mountain.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  STANLEY -- Funeral services for Scotty L. Stanley, 32, 6409 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Roger Stockton officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Mike Julian, Joey Farmer, Irby Jones, Richard King, Kenneth Julian, Gene Hughes, Brian Jennings, Sam Hyder, Jeff Stanley and Tim Stanley. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Jennings, Conway Gouge, Ralph Stanley, John Gouge, Kenneth Stanley, Harry Presnell, Ronnie Townsend, Ricky Jennings, Don Hill and friends at Small Engine Repair. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Mr. Stanley enjoyed snow and water skiing. He is survived by his daughter of eight years, Whitney Houston, Roan Mountain. 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.

July 3, 2001

Robert G. Cifers

  Robert G. "Bobby" Cifers, 80, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, following a brief illness.
  Mr. Cifers was a native of West Carters Valley and was raised in Kingsport. He was a 1940 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School where he began a legendary athletic career. He was a two-time national scoring champion in football and was recently recognized as the Athlete of the Century by TSSAA in Track and Field. From 1941 to 1943 Bobby was a standout running back and punter for the University of Tennessee and led them to victory in the 1943 Sugar Bowl over Tulsa. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served from 1943-1946. He was a first-round draft choice of the Detroit Lions, and during his rookie season, Bobby set a single-game punting average record that stands today. He went on to play with the Pittsburgh Steelers and would end his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers.
  After football, he was vice-president of Cifers Construction Company in Chattanooga. Prior to his retirement he was a real estate appraiser in Chattanooga. In 1985 Bobby was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and in 1988 was inducted as a charter member of the Northeast Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame
  He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Virginia Gilley Cifers; a daughter, Cathy Cifers; his parents, Robert E. and Manie Rose Epperson Cifers; two brothers, Bill and George Cifers; and a sister, Gertrude Cifers Peele.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William E. and Karen Cifers, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Christopher and Kaylee Cifers, both of Elizabethton, and Samantha Pritchett, Punta Gorda, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Emma Pritchett; two sisters, Laura Lucille Roller, Kingsport, and Winifred Byrnes, Rochester, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Catherine Cifers, Knoxville; a sister-in-law, Marguerite Edmunds, Ooltewah; several nieces and nephews; close friends, Ralph Morton, Ooltewah, and Tom Williams, Kingsport; and a very dear and special friend, Libby Halliburton, Clarksville.
Family and friends should meet at Oak Hill Cemetery for a graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, with Mr. John H. Smith, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Box 318, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-2794.
  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.

William R. Clark

  William Ray Clark, 84, 1768 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
  Mr. Clark was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James Frank and Maggie Treadway Clark. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Glenna Ruth Clark Harpe; a step-son, Harold Boyd; a brother-in-law, Bill Forbes; a sister, Helen Clark Lewis; a sister-in-law, Ruth Clark; and a brother, Ralph E. Clark.
  Mr. Clark was a member of Elizabethton Church of Christ and was retired from Beaunit Corporation after 35 years of service in the machine shop. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM, a York Rite Mason, a charter member of the Jericho Shrine Temple, a member of the Elizabethton Shrine Club, a member of the Woodman of the World for 63 years, and a member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens.
  Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Boyd Clark, of the home; three sons, Joe F. Clark, Elizabethton, Lawrence R. Clark, Denver, Colo., and Bobby G. Clark, Johnson City, several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, John R. Clark, Elizabethton; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Edith Forbes, Johnson City, Alta and Carmen Smith, Elizabethton, Dorothy Clark Webb and Melvin Webb, Phoenix Ariz.; a brother-in-law, G.W. Lewis, Johnson City; a sister-in-law, Alma Clark, Johnson City; a step-daughter-in-law, Emma Jean Boyd, Houston, Texas; and a step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Carol Ann Boyd Stephens and Tom Stephens, Johnson City. Several step-grandchildren, several step-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

  CLARK -- Funeral services for William Ray Clark, 84, 1768 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, July 2, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Eddy Craft and Mr. Joel Stauffer, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Singers of Elizabethton Church of Christ. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Larry Forbes, Dickey Clark, Allen Jarrett, Tony Mottern, John R. Clark Jr. and David Dugger. Honorary pallbearers and special friends will be Carl Burrough, Bob Collins, Clarence Perry, David Dugger, Steve Sargent, Bill Jennings, all friends and neighbors, the Elizabethton Police Department, special thanks to Chief Roger Deal and all other members of the Elizabethton Police Department. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1768 Southside Road, 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.

Nell L. Collins

  Mrs. Nell L. Collins, 91, formerly of 709-1/2 West H. Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Hillview Nursing 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

Irene G. McKinney

  Irene G. McKinney, 91, formerly of 114 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
  Mrs. McKinney was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Will and Roda Moore Guinn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George T. McKinney, in 1994, three brothers, Claude, Jess and Frank Guinn, and a sister, Belle Stephenson.
  Mrs. McKinney was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia "Tootsie" and John Snavely and Joyce and Kelsey Ramey, all of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Gene and Carolyn McKinney, Townsend, Del., and Billy Jo and Susan McKinney, Elizabethton; grandchildren, Ronnie Snavely, Danny Ray Ramey, David Ramey, Sandy McKinney, Diane "Cookie" Sluder, Judy Vines and Jason McKinney, all of Elizabethton, Mitchell Gene McKinney and Rodney McKinney, both of Delaware; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, James F. Guinn, Elizabethton; and a sister, Madge Beckette, Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Irene G. McKinney, 91, formerly of 114 Smith Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, July 1, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Bill Ferguson officiating. Music will be under the direction of a great-granddaughter, Michelle Sluder. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Stephenson, Doug Beckette, Larry Pippin, Ronnie Trivette, Walt Slagle, employees of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Dr. Jerry Gastineau and men of Biltmore Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence 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.

July 2, 2001

Leila B. May

   Leila Bowers May, 104, formerly of 223 Big Sandy Rd., Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following a brief illness.
   A Carter County native, she was the daughter of the late Alf B. and Bertha Morrell Bowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.D. "Witt" May, in 1961, two sons, Roby May, Jr., and Riley "Bill" May, and a daughter, Rosalie May Merritt.
   She was a member of First Christian Church, Elizabethton. Mrs. May was a graduate of Chicago School of Nursing. She was formerly employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the following hospitals: St. Elizabeth, Franklin Clinic and Carter County Memorial Hospital.
   Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Violet and Lyle DeWitt, Hilda and Dr. Herbert Collins and Joy Bernshausen, all of Elizabethton, and Bertha Lou and J.D. Boone, West Jefferson, N.C., two sons and two daughters-in-law, Dr. Floyd E. and Dr. Joyce May and Dr. Joseph C. and Loretta May, all of Elizabethton, a son-in-law, Frank Merritt, Elizabethton, and a daughter-in-law, Norma Frazier May, Elizabethton, a brother, Carl M. Bowers, Elizabethton, 39 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   MAY -- Funeral services for Leila Bowers May, 104, 223 Big Sandy Rd., Elizabethton, who died Saturday, June 30, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Gene Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. Special thanks for all of the tender loving care given by the doctors and nursing staff of Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. For those who prefer, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Mrs. May to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris, Rd., Greeneville, SC 29605, or to East Tennessee Christian Home, 517 Allen Ave., 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

Irene G. McKinney

   Irene G. McKinney, 91, formerly of 114 Smith Ave., Elizabethton, Tenn., died Sunday, July 1, 2001, in the Lire Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the present time and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Lottie M. Wilson

   Lottie Margaret Wilson, 91, Life Care Center of Elizabethton and formerly of 114 Paul Peters Rd., Elizabethton (Hunter community), died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   A Carter County native, she was the daughter of the late Willis David and Rettie Campbell Lewis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur "Mac" Wilson, on June 17, 1966; one son, Millard Wilson, on July 9, 2000, and one son-in-law, Richard Lee Sargent, on June 3, 2001, and several brothers and one sister.
   She was a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker.
   Survivors include one daughter, Mary Evelyn Sargent of Elizabethton, one son and daughter-in-law, Lester H. and Norma Wilson, Jonesborough, grandchildren, their spouses and one fiance, Shirley and Wilbur Banks, Unicoi, Barbara and Larry Wilson, Elizabethton, Richard and Tammy Wilson and Roberta Hardin and finance, Bobby Shelton, all of Elizabethton, Donna Wilson and Mike Wilson, Jonesborough, Harold Wilson, Johnson City, four great-grandchildren, Nicholas Hardin and Dustin Wilson, Elizabethton, Mary Ann Hughes, Erwin, and Lessa Wilson, Jonesborough, two great-great-granddaughters, Courtney and Kelsey Hughes, Erwin, and a sister, Nell Hanson, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WILSON -- Funeral services for Lottie Margaret Wilson, 91, Life Care Center of Elizabethton and formerly of 114 Paul Peters Rd. (Hunter community), who died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. The eulogy will be given by Dan Crowe. Music will be under the direction of Sophie Wilson. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Paul Pierce, Stanley Carden, Wilbur Banks, Larry Wilson, Bobby Shelton, Dean Gentry, John Hardin and Larry Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Crowe, Kenneth Wilson, Gray Carrier, Larry Peters, Webster Lipps, Margaret Humphries, staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Nancy Jaynes MacArthur Wilson, Mike Pressnell, Jim Wilson, Chris Hughes, Frank Mullins, Jimmy Peters, Thelma Carden, Kay Umbarger, Pat Lyons, James Carroll, Mike Wilson and JoAnn Brown. Everyone will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2001, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or at any time at the home of a daughter, Mary Evelyn Sargent, 114 Paul Peters Rd., Elizabethton. 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
  

July 1, 2001

Glenn I. Hendrix

  Mrs. Glenn Ivey Hendrix, 2426 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, and 213 University Parkway, Johnson City, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Hendrix was a native of Augusta, Ga., and had been a resident of Johnson City since 1946. She was a daughter of the late Jefferson Glenn and Dixie Crawford Ivey and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Taylor "R.T." Hendrix, in 1958, and by two sisters and two brothers.
  Mrs. Hendrix was a graduate of the Tubman High School for Girls in Augusta. She received her B.S. Degree from George Peabody College, Nashville, and her Master's Degree from East Tennessee State College. She retired from University School in 1978 as a mathematics teacher, and had previously taught at Washington College Academy and Happy Valley High School. She also taught at the Baldwin Girls' School in Bangalore, India, and in the Veterans Upward Bound Program at East Tennessee State University.
  Mrs. Hendrix was a member of First United Methodist Church, Johnson City, where she served as president of the United Methodist Women and president and teacher of the Susannah Wesley Sunday School Class. She had also served as president of the Johnson City District United Methodist Women.
  She had been a member and president of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Johnson City, the Johnson City Monday Club, and the Washington County Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of the East Tennessee State University Retirees' Association and Delta Kappa Gamma.
  Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Don Tansil, Cookeville, and Novice and Steve Gross, Johnson City; her grandchildren, Taylor Gross, Washington, D.C., Tice Tansil, Knoxville, Parish Ivey Tansil, Cookeville, and Mollie Gross, Johnson City; her sister, Betty Fountain, Augusta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Love Haynes, Johnson City, and Hildred Gobble, Farmville, Va.
  Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

  HENDRIX -- Funeral services for Mrs. Glenn Ivey Hendrix, 2426 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, and 213 University Parkway, Johnson City, who died Friday, June 29, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at First United Methodist Church, Johnson City, with the Rev. Bill Wells, the Rev. Garland Thayer and the Rev. Betty Furches officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Active pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the church by 3:45 p.m. Sunday, will be T.C. Hendrix, Guy Hoilman, Dan Mahoney, Aldon Speer, Fred Tucker, Earl Bailey and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and friends of Pine Oaks Assisted Living, retired faculty and staff of University School and members of the Susannah Wesley Sunday School Class and Circle 2 of First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends preceding the service from 2 until 4 p.m. in the church parlor, or any time at the home of her daughter, Novice Gross, #2 Ashworth Court, Lake Harbor, Johnson City. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements. www.appalachianfuneralhome.com.

Rosa L. Headrick

  Mrs. Rosa Lee Headrick, 78, 924 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Headrick was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Julius C. and Tisha Holtsclaw Oakes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Headrick, and by 10 brothers and two sisters.
  Mrs. Headrick had lived in Mountain City for a few years. She was a member of Elk Mills Christian Church.
  Survivors include several nieces and nephews and her special friends, Jean Stout, Pearl Ward and Betty Ward.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  HEADRICK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Lee Headrick, 78, 924 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, who died Thursday, June 28, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Elk Mills Christian Church, Butler, with Mr. Terry Dugger and Mr. Gary Bowman officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir and Terry Dugger, soloist. Interment will be in the Walnut Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Larry Irick, Brandon Irick, David Whitehead, Tommy Bowman, Chris Whaley, Bart Irick, Carl Irick and Luther Whaley. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Elk Mills Christian Church. Friends may also call at the residence of Robin Whaley, 620 Heaton Branch Road, Butler. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William Isbell

  William "Bud" Isbell, 67, 1009 Nottingham Place, Johnson City, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mr. Isbell was a native of Rockmart, Ga., and had lived in Johnson City for the last 30 years. He was a son of the late William Jackson Isbell and Vera Susie Wright Isbell.
  Mr. Isbell had served in the U.S. Army and was retired from Eastman Chemical Corporation. He was a member of Believers Family Church, Elizabethton, and was active in the Emmaus Community and the Gideons International.
  Survivors include his wife, Joanna A. Isbell; three sons, William W. Isbell Jr., Kingsport, Gary R. Isbell, San Diego, Calif., and Gregory A. Isbell, Johnson City; three sisters, Gloria Jean McKelvey, Valparaiso, Fla., JoAnn Walley, Cedartown, Ga., and Jacqueline Jones, Thomasville, Ga. Ten 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.

  ISBELL -- Memorial services for William "Bud" Isbell, 67, 1009 Nottingham Place, Johnson City, who died Friday, June 29, 2001, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 2, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jeff Davis officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Gideons International-North Camp, P.O. Box 3695 CRS, Johnson City, Tenn. 37602-3695 or to Believers Family Church, P.O. Box 431, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. On-line 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.

Leila B. May

  Mrs. Leila Bowers May, age 104, of Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of 222 Big Sandy Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 30, 2001.
  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

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.

Paul E. Oliver


  Paul Eugene Oliver, 60, 117 Arrow Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mr. Oliver was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James Murray and Loretta Cassie Grindstaff Oliver. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Oliver Jr. and Delbert Oliver, and a sister, Ruth Estep.
  Mr. Oliver was a Minister of the Gospel. He was a 1959 graduate of Unaka High School and attended East Tennessee State University and Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute in Hendersonville, N.C. He had pastored churches in Carter, Washington and Johnson counties in Tennessee and worked in Pioneer Mission Field in Goshocton, Ohio. He served as associate pastor of Hunter First Baptist Church for a number of years and was a member of Harvest Baptist Church.
  Mr. Oliver was a former member of the Elizabethton Civitan Club, the National Rifle Association and the John Birch Society. Besides the local church, he was a supporter of the Haven of Mercy Ministries in Johnson City, the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Germantown, Tenn., and the Friends of Israel Gospel Ministries in Bellmaur, N.J. He was a frequent writer to the local papers and The Baptist and Reflector.
  Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Ann Tolley Oliver; two sisters, Eva Proffitt and Ruby Oliver, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Louie Oliver, Elizabethton; and one aunt, Etta O. Grindstaff, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  OLIVER -- Funeral services for Paul Eugene Oliver, 60, 117 Arrow Drive, Elizabethton, who went to be with his Lord on Friday, June 29, 2001, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Harvest Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:20 p.m. Sunday and also at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday, will be Joe Lewis, Lawrence Hodge, Gary Arnold, Frank Osborne, Danny Price, Roger White, Bobby Oliver and Gene Stennett. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Williams, the Rev. Claude Wilson, Dr. Clifford Wiegand, Dr. Stanley Vermillion, Dr. Ahmed A. Khan, Dr. Piyush N. Joshi, Kenneth Deloach, Brian Shell, J.L. Vaughn and the Rev. Fred Martin. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Harvest Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Oliver to the Haven of Mercy Rescue Mission, 123 W. Millard Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 or to the AWANA Children Bible Club, c/o Harvest Baptist Church, 309 East F. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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.

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. 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.
  Miss Thomas was a native of Marion, Va., but had resided most of her life in Carter County. She was the daughter of the late W.B. and Nellie Robinson Thomas and was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
  Miss Thomas was a bookkeeper for Denise Lingerie and had been employed by North American Rayon Corporation for 33 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
  Survivors include a sister, Opal Baker, Chattanooga, and two special friends, Edward "Red" Haney and Barbara Livingston, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  THOMAS -- Funeral services for Miss Edith Virginia Thomas, 82, formerly of 1085 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, June 28, 2001, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be by family members. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dennis Ellis, Harold Ellis, Roy Lynn Ellis, Terry Thomas, Dayton Harrell and Wayne Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Ellis, Ernest Montgomery, Jerry Livingston and Charles Carden. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday or at the following residence, 889 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. 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

Harry J. Vestal

  Harry Junior Vestal, 33, 1616 Georgia Avenue, Bristol, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
  Mr. Vestal was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a former employee of Peerless Woodworking, was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of the HAM Radio Club. He was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Turner Vestal; three children, Ashley, Joshua and Devin; his parents, Harry H. and Wanda Jane Clawson Vestal; a brother, David A. Vestal; his maternal grandmother, Lena Clawson; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Phyllis Turner. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, with the Rev. Dennis Burnette and the Rev. Don Lathrop officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Weaver Funeral Home.
  Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie P. Ward

  Bonnie P. Ward, 81, 315 Shaw Ward Road, Butler, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Ward was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Brewer Potter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Ward, in 1982.
  Mrs. Ward was a member of Dyson Grove Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two sons, Robert D. Ward Jr., Mountain City, and Tracy Ward, Laurel Bloomery; five daughters, Gladys Smith, Portsmouth, Va., Shirley Neatherly and Gay Ward, both of Elizabethton, Kathy Morefield and Amy Ward, both of Mountain City; three sisters, Verdie Stanton, Mountain City, Irene Andrews, Elizabethton, and Kate Stanton, Rogersville; two brothers, Don Potter of Pennsylvania and Boyd Potter of Delaware; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a special great-granddaughter, Dana Laws. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.

  WARD -- Funeral services for Bonnie P. Ward, 81, 315 Shaw Ward Road, Butler, who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 28, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, from the Percy-Hux Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Porter and the Rev. Bill Morefield officiating. Interment will follow in the Dyson Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tracy Ward, Bob Ward, Roger Lambert, George Smith, Steve Mann, Danny Neatherly and Mark Buchanan. Honorary pallbearers will be Clark Ward and Harold Neatherly. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 315 Shaw Ward Road, Butler, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at percyhux@funeral-plans.com. Percy-Hux Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.