July 31, 2001

Lura B. Harrison

  
Lura Bell Jones Harrison, 77, 15 Turtle Creek Lane, Newland, N.C., died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Harrison was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Robert and Irene Caroway Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Harrison, in 1971, two sons, Dennis Harrell Harrison and Ronnie Dean Harrison, and by a sister and three brothers.
  Mrs. Harrison was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
  Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Louella and John Henry Holtsclaw, Roan Mountain, Sally Irene Vance Shipley and Conley Ray Shipley, Johnson City, and Thelma Puckett, Newland, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, James Brownlow and Connie Harrison, Roan Mountain; a daughter-in-law, Mary Harrison, Roan Mountain; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Charles Puckett Sr., Newland, N.C. 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

  HARRISON -- Funeral services for Lura Bell Jones Harrison, 77, 15 Turtle Creek Lane, Newland, N.C., who died Monday, July 30, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Storie and Glen Harrison, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Holtsclaw, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 2, at Jones Cemetery, Buck Mountain Community. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, James Brownlow Harrison, 148 Dolan 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, is in charge of arrangements.

James R. Marion Sr.

  
James R. "Jim" Marion Sr., 73, 562 Division Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mr. Marion was a native of Washington County and a son of the late William Oscar and Leola Dobbins Marion and the foster son of the late Horace and Virgie Leib. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Gail Wilson, October 26, 1989, a brother, Ted Marion, and three sisters, Dean Carr, Beatrice Lane and Cleo Watson.
  Mr. Marion was a retired paint contractor and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member and Elder of West Side Christian Church and a member of the Carter County Men's Fellowship.
  Survivors include his wife, Hazel VanHuss Marion; a son and daughter-in-law, James R. Marion Jr. and Wendi Marion, Maryville; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Thelma Peters, Johnson City, Dorothy and Pete Morie, Dandridge, and Mae McIntosh, Rheatown; a brother, Norman Marion, Jonesborough; two granddaughters, Heather and Regan Marion, Maryville; a grandson, Joshua Marion, Maryville; a son-in-law, Dr. Eddy Wilson, High Point, N.C.; and a special friend, Doug Stair. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  MARION -- Funeral services for James R. "Jim" Marion Sr., 73, 562 Division Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, July 29, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at West Side Christian Church with Mr. Greg Key and Dr. Eddy Wilson officiating. Music will be provided by Beth Ann Henley, soloist, and Carol Gould and the church choir. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday and also at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Raymond Bautista, Ted Hamilton, Al Lyons, Jerry McMahan, Don Dykes, Dick Oatman, Harry Buck, Elwood Magee, Luther McKeehan and Lynn Simerly. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family and Lonnie Shell, Tom Blevins, Denny Emmert and Willie Church. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Marion to the West Side Christian Church, 1307 West G. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at West Side Christian Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William P. Odom

  
William P. Odom, 83, of Life Care Center, Jefferson City, formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
  Mr. Odom was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Solomon W. and Linnie Bowman Odom. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Edith Cora Laws Odom, September 6, 1972, and his second wife, Marie Hathaway Odom, July 13, 2000.
  Mr. Odom had lived a number of years in Jefferson City. He was a retired carpenter and mason and a member of Jefferson City Christian Church.
  Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Wilma and Lee Pipkins, Orlando, Fla., Helen and Glen Thatcher, Mt. Orab, Ohio, and Juanita Purkey, Jefferson City; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Wesley Odom, Rutledge, Howard and Mary Jane Odom, Mohawk, David and Betty Odom, Elizabethton, Frank and Linda Odom, Talbott, and Jerry Odom, Morristown; three step-sons, Dayton Jones, Johnson City, Robert Crow, Elizabethton, and Henry Crow, Knoxville; a step-daughter, Pat Cencarick, New Market; three sisters, Gracie Parsons and Bessie Pearson, both of North Carolina, and Lyma McGuire, of Ohio; and five brothers, Johnny Odom and Bealer Odom, both of Rutledge, Jay Odom, Elizabethton, Ray Odom, Johnson City, and Eddie Odom, Roan Mountain. Twenty-six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  ODOM -- Funeral services for William P. Odom, 83, of Life Care Center, Jefferson City, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Monday, July 30, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Odom, the Rev. Bob Emmert and the Rev. Troy Duncan officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, in the Laws Family Cemetery, Bear Branch Road, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Life Care Center, Jefferson City, and Dr. Ward Phillips. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Sherry Ward, 110 Marion Branch Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Oliver

  Helen Oliver, 74, formerly of 161 Lover's Lane, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Oliver was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late George and Harsie Lyons Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stacey Oliver, and a daughter, Nancy Mullins.
  Mrs. Oliver attended Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. She was a housewife.
  Survivors include two sons, Stacey Oliver Jr., Maiden, N.C., and William Oliver, Lawrenceville, Ga.; a special friend and companion for 32 years, Wallace Nelson; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Blain J. Brown, Freeport, Fla., and Robert N. Bowers, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Dixie Livingston, Cleveland, Tenn., and Sue Taylor, Toledo, Ohio. 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

  OLIVER -- Graveside services for Helen Oliver, 74, formerly of 161 Lover's Lane, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, July 29, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Tim Peters officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. 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.

Corda M. Shull

  
Mrs. Corda Marie Shull, 82, of Hampton, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Shull was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William Francis and Dollie Ellen Radford Heaton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Monte Shull, June 23, 1991, a granddaughter, Teresa Jeanie Morton, February 22, 1986, and two brothers, John K. Heaton and William Milburn Heaton.
  Mrs. Shull was a member of Hampton Christian Church. She retired from the Carter County School System after teaching more than 30 years at Hampton Elementary School. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ronnie and Lucelia Shull Morton, Hampton; a granddaughter, Kristie Morton Cormany, and her husband, Matthew, Knoxville; three great-grandsons, Samuel, Joshua and Noah Cormany, all of Knoxville; and a brother and sister-in-law, Warren and Blanche Heaton, Roan Mountain. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-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

  SHULL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Corda Marie Shull, 82, of Hampton, who died Monday, July 30, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, and the Rev. Steven Morrison officiating. Music will be under the direction of Hope Radebaugh, soloist, and David Arney, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 2, at Whitehead Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be great-nephews, Wade Boone, David Hartman, Adam Heaton, Matt McKinney, Barclay Radebaugh, Roger Witherspoon and Bill Burleson. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1046 Rittertown Road, Hampton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Shull to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or the American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way, Suite C-250, Nashville, Tenn. 37228. 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 30, 2001

Helen F. Clark

   Mrs. Helen Florine Elliott Clark, 62, 1834 West G. Street, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Clark was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the daughter of Wiley and Verdie Hodge Elliott, Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Clark was a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ. She was an employee of Empire Furniture Company and a 1957 graduate of Elizabethton High School.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, John W. Clark, of the home; two sons, John W. Clark and James F. Clark, both of Johnson City; two sisters, Linda Russell and Dude Henson, both of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Sandy Clark, Crystal Clark and Olivia Clark, all of Johnson City; and a great-grandson, Jaylon Clark, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   CLARK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Florine Elliott Clark, 62, 1834 West G. Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, July 29, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Eddy Craft and Mr. Ed DeVault officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Elizabethton Church of Christ Singers. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1834 West G. Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Clark to the High Rock Bible Camp, c/o Elizabethton Church of Christ, 137 East C. 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.

Ethel V. Clawson

   Mrs. Ethel V. Clawson, 88, 3377 Bluegrass Plaza, Lenoir, N.C., formerly of Butler, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Caldwell County Hospice, Lenoir, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Clawson was a native of Washington, N.C., and the daughter of the late Isaac and Belle Flanrey Lambert. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clawson, August 4, 1971, and a daughter, Donice Clawson James, February 23, 2001.
   Mrs. Clawson was a member of Piney Grove Christian Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include three daughters, Mae Clevenger, Liberty, Mo., Madgie Rhoader, Virginia Beach, Va., and Sue Fletcher, Butler; seven sons, Robert Clawson Jr., Granite Falls, N.C., James Clawson, Butler, Fred Clawson, Lenoir, N.C., Carroll Clawson, Elk Park, N.C., Raymond Clawson, Clearmont, N.C., Dennis Clawson, Elizabethton, and L.D. Clawson, Boone, N.C.; and a sister, Ruby Gavin, Hudson, N.C. Twenty-two grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, 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
  
   CLAWSON -- Graveside services for Mrs. Ethel V. Clawson, 88, 3377 Bluegrass Plaza, Lenoir, N.C., and formerly of Butler, who died Saturday, July 28, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Lambert Cemetery, Butler, with the Rev. Joe Angle and Mr. Dean Estep, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Lambert Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be selected from her grandsons. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Garden Room of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Clawson to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside 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.

  
Madge C. Curtis

   Madge Chatman Curtis, 76, 701 Georgia Street, Johnson City, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Curtis was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late P.M. and Julia Katherine Good Chatman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond "Nip" Curtis, seven sisters, three brothers and three great-grandchildren.
   Mrs. Curtis was a retired homemaker and had lived in Johnson City most of her life. She was a member and former Sunday School teacher of Calvary Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons, David Curtis and David Curtis Jr., both of Johnson City, and four daughters, Joan Back, Lynda Yarber and Phyllis Estep, all of Johnson City, and Debbie Anna, Elizabethton. Eleven grandchildren, 11 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.
  
   CURTIS -- Funeral services for Madge Chatman Curtis, 76, 701 Georgia Street, Johnson City, who died Sunday, July 29, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, from the South Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home under the direction of the Rev. James Chatman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. There will be a committal service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Mrs. Curtis' grandsons. Online condolences are available at www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

James R. Marion

   James R. "Jim" Marion Sr., 73, 562 Division Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
  

Patricia A. Wade

   Patricia Ann Wade, 43, 17 Terwilliger Road, Tillson, N.Y., died suddenly Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, N.Y.
   Mrs. Wade was a native of Hampton, Va., and the daughter of Mary Belle Richardson Crow, Elizabethton, and the late Eugene Thurman Crow, who died January 3, 1992.
   Mrs. Wade had been a resident of New York since 1992. She was an employee of the Fleet Tax Processing Center in Kingston, N.Y., and had served in the United States Army from 1978 to 1984. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Highland, N.Y.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Tony Wade; two daughters, Angie Wade and Aly Wade, both of the home; and two brothers, William "Bill" Crow, Elizabethton, and Tom Crow, Brookville, Md. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Mrs. Wade will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral services and interment.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
  

July 29, 2001

William M. Foster

   William M. "Bill" Foster, 76, 1542 Olive Court, Chula Vista, Calif., died Friday, July 27, 2001, at Sharp's Medical Center, San Diego, Calif., after a brief illness.
   Mr. Foster was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Virgie Foster.
   Mr. Foster had lived most of his life in California. He retired from the Navy as a Master Chief.
   Survivors include his wife, Chico; a son, Bill Foster, 133 Skyline Drive, Elizabethton; a grandson, Matthew Foster, Elizabethton; a sister, Jean Styles, Church Hill; and one aunt, Nell Foster, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   It was Mr. Foster's request to be cremated and to have no memorial service.
   Courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

  
Doris P. Jenkins

   Mrs. Doris Potter Jenkins, 76, 240 Samps Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Jenkins was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late William and Ann Howell Potter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Spencer Lee Jenkins, and by a brother and three sisters.
   Mrs. Jenkins had lived in Carter County for a number of years. She was a member of Unaka Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley Ann and Wade Watson, Elizabethton, Betty Jo and Rodney Odom, Jonesborough, and Rose and Roger Hypes, Matthews, N.C.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Margaret and Randy Medley, Mountain City, Amy and Rob Threatt, Matthews, N.C., Misty and Nathan Whitburn, Johnson City, and Chad and Cindy Hypes, Naples, Fla.; and two great-grandsons, Noah Threatt and Joshua Threatt. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JENKINS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Potter Jenkins, 76, 240 Samps Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, July 27, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Walker Roberson and the Rev. James Murray officiating. Interment will be in the Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Nathan Whitburn, Randy Medley, Les Grindstaff, Gary Arnold, Joe Williams, Robert Threatt, Chad Hypes and Tom McCloud. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. Also a special "Thank You" to Jessica Stanley, Registered Nurse, F.N.P. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

    

Huston J. Murphy

   Huston Joe Murphy, age 2, 150 Verle Street Road, Hampton, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   He attended church at Green Mountain Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his mother and step-father, Charity Nicole Murphy and James Matthew Tolley, Hampton; his father, John Jarrett; his maternal great-grandparents, Nannie and DA (Rev. Elgin "L.D." and Susie Jane Berry), Hampton; his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Reta and Callis Brickey, Kingsport; his maternal grandfather, Eddie Murphy, Elizabethton; his paternal grandmother, Lillie Jarrett, Hampton; his paternal step-grandmother and grandfather, James and Rose Tolley, Hampton; several aunts and uncles, including a special uncle, Sam Murphy; and several cousins.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MURPHY -- Funeral services for Huston Joe Murphy, age 2, 150 Verle Street Road, Hampton, who died Friday, July 27, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dexter Brummitt and the Rev. Steve Waycaster officiating. Music will be provided by the Green Mountain Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 30, in the Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Monday, will be Stanley Woodby, Eddie Murphy, Sam Murphy and Allen Byrd. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Murphy, Jackie Murphy, Bob Gouge, Brad Honeycutt, Roy Tipton, Dud Ingram, Randy Guinn, Joseph Waycaster and Justin Waycaster. Also his special friends: Crystal Malone, Rita Waycaster, Margie Burgner, Lisa Honeycutt, Seth Woodby and his many friends that loved him at the Green Mountain Free Will Baptist Church, where he went to church and they loved him. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his great-grandparents, Rev. Elgin (L.D.) and Susie Berry, 129 Greenbriar Drive, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rondal G. Oliver

   Rondal Gene Oliver, 63, 136 Sharp Lane, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Oliver was a native of Carter County and a son of Ada Oliver Grindstaff, Elizabethton, and the late Hannibal Oliver.
   Mr. Oliver was a 1956 graduate of Unaka High School and a 1957 graduate of the Chicago Electronics Institute. He was a retired electrician, having retired in 1994 due to disability, and had served in the United States Army. He was a member of Bethel Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Billie Smith Oliver; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Mark Yontz, Elizabethton; a son, Brian Rondal Oliver, of the home; his step-father, Robert Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a sister, Vesta Ann Peters, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Alex Yontz and Isaiah Oliver; and two special girl friends, Pat Patterson and Frances Anderson.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   OLIVER -- Funeral services for Rondal Gene Oliver, 63, 136 Sharp Lane, Elizabethton, who died Friday, July 27, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 30, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Charles Pearce and Dr. Robert Carter officiating. Music will be provided by Charles and Debi Pearce. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Monday, will be Elmer Anderson, Bill Ingram, Earl Richards, Bobby Joe Fletcher, Niles McCloud, Carroll Higgins and Bill Yontz. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Willie Malone, Dr. Clifford Weigand, Dr. Julia Dunn, J.D. Anderson and John Sheehan. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
Barbara E. Ornduff

   WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Barbara Ellen Ornduff, 61, of West Columbia, died Friday, July 27, 2001.
   Mrs. Ornduff was a native of Athens, Tenn., and the daughter of the late William and Della Hughes Fortner. Formerly of Elizabethton, Tenn., she had been a local resident since 1971.
   Mrs. Ornduff was vice president of Rufus Ornduff Refrigeration Inc.
   Survivors include her husband, Rufus Ornduff, West Columbia; a son and daughter-in-law, John D. and Nancy Ornduff, Lexington; two sisters, Faye Conti, Monroe Falls, Ohio, and Clara Humphrey, Kissimmee, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Sean Ornduff and Kimberly Ornduff.
   Funeral services and interment will be conducted Sunday, July 29, in Lexington, S.C.
   Thompson Funeral Home, West Columbia, S.C., (803) 996-1023, is in charge of arrangements.

July 27, 2001

Susan F. Bullock

  Mrs. Susan Farthing Bullock, 83, 605 E. Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a short illness.
  Mrs. Bullock was a native of Washington County, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton for over 50 years. She was a daughter of the late Albert Donald and Kate Lowry Farthing and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Bullock, in August 1983, and two sisters, Mary Kate King and Virginia Rice.
  Mrs. Bullock was a retired legal secretary in the late Judge Campbell's Office and the late Hallie Riner's Law Office. She was a former employee of the Elizabethton Federal and Citizens Bank. She was a Charter Member of Memorial Presbyterian Church.
  Survivors include two sons, Gary Bullock, Hollywood, Calif., and Stephen Bullock, Tallahassee, Fla.; a brother, A.D. Farthing Jr., Lexington, N.C.; and a grandson, Paul Bullock, of Massachusetts. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  BULLOCK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Farthing Bullock, 83, 605 E. Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Kristen Smith, pianist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Larry Proffitt, Jerry Hayes, Ronald Winter, Lloyd Winters, Shawn Roberson, Ed Robinson and Paul Burleson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. 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

Pauline Ensor

  Mrs. Pauline Ensor, 70, 4154 Randolph, Wayne, Mich., died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, Mich., following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Ensor was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late B.F. and Amanda Bowers Crumley. She was also preceded in death by a son, Luther Ensor, and two brothers, Glenn and Luther Crumley.
  Mrs. Ensor had lived in Michigan since 1955. She was of the Protestant faith.
  Survivors include her husband, Bill Ensor; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Dennis Lionberger, Higgins Lake, Mich.; and a sister, Wilma Ginther, Peoria Heights, Ill. Six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  ENSOR -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Ensor, 70, 4154 Randolph, Wayne, Mich., who died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, in the Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Ted Ginther, Bill Roten, Dallas Williams, Gary Wallace, Bill Pierce and Tommy Cutshaw. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Henry Wayne Ensor, 205 Rome Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edith P. Norman

  NEWLAND, N.C. -- Edith Perry Norman, 72, Elk Chase Lane, Newland, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, in a Linville hospital.
  Mrs. Norman was a native of Carter County, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Samuel Monroe and Mollie Smith Perry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Norman.
  Mrs. Norman was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Harold Skelding, West Carrollton, Ohio, and Georgia and Fred Trivett, Butler, Tenn.; two brothers, Frank Perry, Dayton, Ohio, and Landon Carter Perry, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; a special niece, Cindy, and two special nephews, Richard and David.
  Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Norman family.

  NORMAN -- Funeral services for Edith Perry Norman, 72, Elk Chase Lane, Newland, N.C., who died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Newland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to reins-sturdivant@funeral-plans.com. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Norman family.

Samuel G. Walker

  Samuel Glenn Walker died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Hospice House, Akron, Ohio, after an extended illness.
  Mr. Walker was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Elbert E. and Hattie Nidiffer Walker.
  Mr. Walker had lived a number of years in Ohio. He was a retired truck driver having worked for Consolidated Freight Lines. He was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include his wife, two children and two grandchildren. Local survivors include two sisters, Margaret Hyder and Louise Hardin, both of Elizabethton, and two brothers, Charles Walker, Gray, and Junior Walker, Charlotte, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  The Billow Company, Akron, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.
  Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

July 26, 2001

Susan F. Bullock

  Mrs. Susan Farthing Bullock, 83, 605 E. Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a short illness.
  Mrs. Bullock was a native of Abingdon, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton for many years. She was a daughter of the late Albert Donald and Kate Lowry Farthing and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Bullock, in August 1983, and two sisters, Mary Kate King and Virginia Rice.
  Mrs. Bullock was a retired legal secretary in the late Judge Campbell's Office and the late Hallie Riner's Law Office. She was a former employee of the Elizabethton Federal and Citizens Bank. She was a Charter Member of Memorial Presbyterian Church.
  Survivors include two sons, Gary Bullock, Hollywood, Calif., and Stephen Bullock, Tallahassee, Fla.; a brother, A.D. Farthing Jr., Lexington, N.C.; and a grandson, Paul Bullock, of Massachusetts. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  BULLOCK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Farthing Bullock, 83, 605 E. Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Kristen Smith, pianist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Larry Proffitt, Jerry Hayes, Ronald Winter and Lloyd Winters. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. 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

Bernard F. Hopkins

  Bernard "Bernie" F. Hopkins, 82, 5733 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tenn., died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
  Mr. Hopkins was born in Akron, Ohio, to the late Mary E. Pyke Hopkins and Bernard A. Hopkins. He later grew up in Bergenfield, N.J., graduating from Tenefly High School, Tenefly, N.J.
  Mr. Hopkins was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, assigned to the USS Tuscaloosa, and was a rifle sharpshooter and pistol marksman. He was a personal honor guard for President Roosevelt while on the USS Tuscaloosa as well as for King George and Her Majesty The Queen of England during a State Visit.
  "Bernie" returned to civilian life and was employed at the Brooklyn Navy Yards in Brooklyn, N.Y., for many years and was a stockbroker for a prominent Wall Street brokerage firm. He later began his own construction company, building homes throughout the northern New Jersey area. This building experience led him to the commercial construction business in Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami, Fla. area. While in Florida, he became an avid ballroom dancer and instructor and participated in international competition. In 1977, he moved to Chattanooga and worked as a pipe fitter for Sequoyah and Belefonte nuclear plants until the closing of Belefonte at which time he retired.
  In 1991, he left retirement and worked at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as a ticket writer and parking meter repairman for the Parking Services Department until 1997. He was a Mason, belonging to the Daisy Lodge, a 32nd Degree member of the Chattanooga Consistory of the Scottish Rite, the Chattanooga Pipe Fitters Union, and Alhambra Shrine. He was of the Catholic faith, but attended Hixson United Methodist Church.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Kannegleser.
  Survivors include his wife, Nilene Elliott Hopkins; a son, Barney T. Hopkins, Concord, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Janice Conley Bryant, and a granddaughter, Meagan Bryant, Chattanooga; a sister, Mrs. Lillian M. LaVigne, Inverness, Fla.; and three brothers, Thomas A. Hopkins, Cleveland, Tenn., James M. and Richard A. Hopkins, both of Inverness, Fla. Several nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  HOPKINS -- Graveside services for Bernard "Bernie" F. Hopkins, 82, 5733 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tenn., who died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. James Hawk officiating. Interment will follow the service. 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.

Betty B. Richardson

  Betty Berry Richardson, 78, formerly of 310 Berry Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Hillview Health Center following a brief illness.
  Mrs. Richardson was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Alvin and Josie Bowers Berry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur W. Richardson; a grandson, Kerry Dwayne Richardson; a great-nephew, Roger Keith Buckles; and by three brothers and two sisters.
  Mrs. Richardson was a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Judy Richardson, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Dallas Lowe, Elizabethton; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Keith and Stephanie Richardson, Knoxville; a step-grandson, Forrest Lowe, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Hubert Greene, Sheila Gibson, Doodle McNeil and Kitty Gibson, all of Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Betty Berry Richardson, 78, formerly of 310 Berry Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Jonas Revis and the Rev. Stephen Harris officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Stephen Harris. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gary Berry, Carl Buckles, Jimmy Blevins, Bufford Cole, Anthony Buckles, Richard Hardin, Harrison Bowers, Jerry Hyder, Jerry Cochran and Lloyd Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church, Ted Weaver and Jerry Weaver. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Jean Lowe, Lynn Valley, 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.

Flora E. Shoun

  Flora Ethel Shoun, 86, 2713 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Shoun was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Lowery and Ella Rains White. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Andy Shoun, October 30, 1999; a daughter, Ella Belle Shoun; four sisters, Virgie Grindstaff, Frances Williams, Ruby Keller and Eliza Estep; and four brothers, Clyde White, Dudley White, Henry White and Rondal White.
  Mrs. Shoun was a member of Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church. She was a former employee of Magnavox and Bemberg.
  Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Sherry and Wayne Clemons and Linda Ellis, all of Elizabethton; a son, Roger Shoun, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Pamela Oaks, Roan Mountain, Patti Shoun, Traci Blackburn and Jeff Caldwell, all of Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren, Matt Caldwell and Amber Caldwell, both of Elizabethton, and Casey Gentry, Roan Mountain; a special sister-in-law, Virginia Shoun; and a special friend, Barry Richardson. 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

  SHOUN -- Funeral services for Flora Ethel Shoun, 86, 2713 Hwy. 91, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Eric Wright and the Rev. Doug Hardin officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edwin Taylor and Kathy Norris. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Chad Ellis, Glenn White, Tommy Grindstaff, Kenny Grindstaff, Larry Wayne Estep, Henry Clay White, Dallas Williams, Billy Shoun and Doug Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Edwin Taylor, Randall Lowe, Kenneth Lowe, Jerry Campbell, Bill Shoun, Barry Richardson, Gary Morrell, Glen "Tank" Morrell, Daniel Russell and Doug Grindstaff. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.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, 2713 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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.


Darrell E. Williams

  
Darrell Eugene "Toad" Williams, 45, of Hickory, N.C., died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Frye Hospital, Hickory.
  Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County and the son of Peggy Pierce Williams, Elizabethton, and the late Mark Williams.
  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry Lynn and Jacque Williams, Valdese, N.C., and Steven Michael and Darlene Williams, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Lisa Annette and Keith Brown, Hickory, N.C.; a special companion, Maria Whitehead, Hickory, N.C.; and two special children, Shane Whitehead and Dixie Whitehead, both of Hickory, N.C. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles 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

  WILLIAMS -- A memorial service for Darrell Eugene "Toad" Williams, 45, of Hickory, N.C., who died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Private inurnment services will be conducted at Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother and sister-in-law, Steven Michael and Darlene Williams, Elizabethton. 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 25, 2001

Susan Bullock

   Mrs. Susan Bullock, 83, 605 East Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Joe W. Emmert

   Joe W. Emmert, 87, 222 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.
   Mr. Emmert was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William J. and Martha Dugger Emmert. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy "Dimple" Hopkins Emmert, who died May 5, 2001, and by four brothers and two sisters.
   Mr. Emmert was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 50 years of service. He was a member and long-time deacon of Big Springs Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bobby and Elaine Emmert, Elizabethton, Kenneth and Peggy Emmert and Ronnie Emmert, all of Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Ed Marley, Elizabethton; and six grandchildren, Lori Haines, Lisa White, Kristie Churchill, Jody Lewis, Rodney Emmert and Kevin Burchfield. Eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   EMMERT -- Funeral services for Joe W. Emmert, 87, 222 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Big Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Music will be provided by Dee Hutchins, pianist. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Friday, will be Eddie Haines, David White, Jody Lewis, Danny Churchill, Rodney Emmert and Kevin Burchfield. Honorary pallbearers will be his Church Family, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Emmert to the Building Fund of Big Springs Baptist Church, c/o Elaine Emmert, 198 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Mr. Emmert will be moved to the church one hour before the services. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Pauline Ensor

   Mrs. Pauline Ensor, 4154 Randolph Street, Wayne, Mich., died there Tuesday, July 24, 2001.
   Mrs. Ensor will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and interment.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Bernard F. Hopkins

   Bernard F. "Bernie" Hopkins, 82, 5733 Hixson Place, Hixson, Tenn., died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Hopkins will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and interment.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
  

Ellen Richardson

   Ellen "Granny" Richardson, 69, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, formerly of Stoney Creek, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Richardson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John Crowe and Mattie Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William B. Richardson, and two brothers, Harvey Crowe and Ralph Lingerfelt.
   Mrs. Richardson was a retired employee of Tri State Container Corporation. She was a member of Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church but attended First Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Russell Baines, Jonesborough, and Karen and John Taylor, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenven and Beckey Richardson, Piney Flats; 12 grandchildren, Jamie Taylor, Tiffany Richardson, Gary and Stacy Wright, Brandon Marcum, Sharon and Jeff Estep, Josh Estep, Jacob Estep, Marcelline "Porky" Lingerfelt, Harry Garland and Larry Williams; three great-grandchildren, Sierra Wright, Dakota Wright and Dustin Wright; special friends; a son, Claude Richardson; a sister, Margie Estep and Peggy Garland; and two sisters-in-law, Cleta Cornelius, Elizabethton, and Maxie Crowe, of Delaware.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RICHARDSON -- Graveside services for Ellen "Granny" Richardson, 69, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, formerly of Stoney Creek, who died Saturday, July 21, 2001, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in the Richardson Cemetery, Stoney Creek, with Mr. Tommy Pleasant and the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Interment will follow the service. Music will be provided by the Rev. Phil Poston. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and Joe Carrier, Dallas Carrier and Joe Eggers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Mark Birchfield, Paul Taylor, Eugene Carrier, Wayne Campbell, the Rev. Elmer Carter, Willis Taylor, the Rev. James Clark and her Christian Family at Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of any of the children. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Richardson to the Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church or the Building Fund of First Free Will Baptist Church. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Flora E. Shoun

   Flora Ethel Shoun, 86, 2713 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Claude D. Tester

   Claude Davis Tester, 88, 130 Miller Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Tester was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was the son of the late Mack and Elmina Elizabeth Smith Tester and was also preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Tester was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church. He received a teaching certificate at East Tennessee State Teachers College and was a school teacher and a hardware salesman. He was a Mason and an active member in the local Democratic Party.
   Survivors include his wife, Hazel Cannon Tester, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Elizabeth "Liz" Tester Davis and Vance Davis, Johnson City, and Frankie Anne Tester, Naples, Fla.; three grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Billie Davis, Minneapolis, Minn., Gregory and Eleni Davis, Cookeville, and Thadd and Kelly Davis, Sevierville; three great-grandchildren, Caitlin Rueff, Knoxville, William Davis, Minneapolis, Minn., and Darius Davis, Cookeville; a sister, Dorothy Tester Hood, Elizabethton; and a special friend, Muneharu "Soji" Zamami, Okinawa, Japan. Several nieces and nephews and his many friends also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   TESTER -- Funeral services for Claude Davis Tester, 88, 130 Miller Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, July 23, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Pinecrest Baptist Church. Music will be under the direction of the Pinecrest Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and the deacons of Pinecrest Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Fellowship Sunday School and all members of Pinecrest Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Pinecrest Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence, 130 Miller Avenue, Johnson City, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Pinecrest Baptist Church Homebound Mission Program, c/o Pinecrest Baptist Church, 2129 Old Lewis Road, 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.

July 24, 2001

Ellen Richardson

   Ellen "Granny" Richardson, 69, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, formerly of Stoney Creek, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Richardson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John Crowe and Mattie Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William B. Richardson, and two brothers, Harvey Crowe and Ralph Lingerfelt.
   Mrs. Richardson was a retired employee of Tri State Container Corporation. She was a member of Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church but attended First Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Russell Baines, Jonesborough, and Karen and John Taylor, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenven and Beckey Richardson, Piney Flats; 12 grandchildren, Jamie Taylor, Tiffany Richardson, Gary and Stacy Wright, Brandon Marcum, Sharon and Jeff Estep, Josh Estep, Jacob Estep, Marcelline "Porky" Lingerfelt, Harry Garland and Larry Williams; three great-grandchildren, Sierra Wright, Dakota Wright and Dustin Wright; special friends; a son, Claude Richardson; a sister, Margie Estep and Peggy Garland; and two sisters-in-law, Cleta Cornelius, Elizabethton, and Maxie Crowe, of Delaware.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RICHARDSON -- Graveside services for Ellen "Granny" Richardson, 69, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, formerly of Stoney Creek, who died Saturday, July 21, 2001, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in the Richardson Cemetery, Stoney Creek, with Mr. Tommy Honeycutt and the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Interment will follow the service. Music will be provided by the Rev. Phil Poston. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and Joe Carrier, Dallas Carrier and Joe Eggers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Mark Birchfield, Paul Taylor, Eugene Carrier, Wayne Campbell, the Rev. Elmer Carter, Willis Taylor, the Rev. James Clark and her Christian Family at Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of any of the children. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Richardson to the Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church or the Building Fund of First Free Will Baptist Church. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

July 23, 2001

Joseph Bullock

  Joseph Bullock, 81, 322 Parks Worley Road, Bluff City, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
  Mr. Bullock was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late John H. and Minnie P. Bullock. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Oscar Bullock, and a sister, Irene Carter.
  Mr. Bullock was a member of Bluff City Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
  Survivors include his wife, Lola Mae Bullock, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry "Mary Etta" Hicks and Mrs. Jack "Judy" Stratton, both of Bluff City; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Carrie Carr, Sullivan County; and a sister-in-law, Juanita Bullock Nelly.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

  BULLOCK -- Funeral services for Joseph Bullock, 81, 322 Parks Worley Road, Bluff City, who died Saturday, July 21, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 23, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Blankenship and Dr. Max Bayard officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va. Active pallbearers will be Chris Hicks, Wade Hicks, Keven Denton, Jerry Hicks, Mark Bennett and William Tittle. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nurses of Johnson City Medical Center Hospice and Worley Crusenberry. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to travel in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, or other times at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at bluffcity@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of the arrangements.

Paul L. Humphrey, Sr.

  Paul L. Humphrey, Sr., 64, 429 W. G St., Elizabethton, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following an extended illness.
  A Carter County native, he was the son of the late Lem and Myrtle Hendrix Humphrey. Mr. Humphrey was preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon Samuel and Thurman Edward Humphrey, and a son, Gary Lynn Edward Humphrey.
  He was self-employed as a painter.
  Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Humphrey, Elizabethton, two daughters and son-in-law, Tina and William Schmitt, and Ella and Joey Dillashaw, all of Greenwood, S.C., three sons and two daughters-in-law, Paul and Michelle Humphrey, Jr., Watauga, Lynn D. and Myra Humphrey, Elizabethton, and Joshua L. Humphrey, Elizabethton, seven sisters, Margie Chambers, Letha Dial, Cleo Hess, Vada Blevins, Grace Crawford, all of Elizabethton, Bessie Scott, Watauga, and Lillian Stanley, Bristol, Tenn., one brother, Leo Humphrey, Watauga, one granddaughter, Tabitha Dillashaw, Watauga, and several nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans-com/Tetrick

  HUMPHREY -- Funeral services for Paul L. Humphrey, Sr., 64, 429 W. G St., Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2001, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2001, in the Chapel of peace at Tetrick Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tfhome@preferred.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans-com/Tetrick

Zada M. Lowrance

  Zada M. Lowrance, 93, 213 Cedar Ave., Elizabethton, died Friday, July 20, 2001, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
  A Banner Elk, N.C., native, she was a daughter of the late Lansing and Jennie Gregg Moody. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1928. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clarence Lowrance, three sisters and one brother.
  Mrs. Lowrance had operated Zada's Beauty Shop in the Siam community for a number of years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
  Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Ikerd, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Hazel Fauicchio, Wood Berry, N.Y., six, nieces, Patty Strull, New Hyde Park, N.Y., Kathryn Brickey, Bluff City, Dixie Walker, Napa, Calif., Ruth Waltonspiel, Hillsburg, Calif., Denise Jones, Bluff City, and Brenda Brown, Elizabethton, two nephews, Alan Fauicchio, New Jersey, and James Harrison, Elizabethton, three great nieces, Kathy Hardin, Elizabethton, Elizabeth Renfro, Jefferson City and Susan Renfro, Bluff City, one great-nephew, John Brickey, Huntington Beach, Calif.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  LOWRANCE -- Graveside services for Mrs. Zada M. Lowrance, 93, 213 Cedar Ave., Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park, with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Burial will follow the service. Mr. John Bunn, soloist, will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Mrs. Georgia Ikerd, 407 W. D Street, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Maggie L. O'Dell

  Maggie Lipps O'Dell, 87, 161 Hurley Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
  A Carter County native, she was the daughter of the late William and Kitty Blevins Lipps. She was preceded in death by her first husband Martin Arnold, and by her second husband, Malone O'Dell, a son, Lewis Arnold, three brothers, three sisters, and one great-grandson, Jacob Buckles.
  She was a homemaker and a member of Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist church.
  Survivors include a daughter Marsha Poston, Meadowview, Va., three grandchildren, James Buckles, Elizabethton, Vicki Crowder, Gray, Renee Roberts, Abingdon, Va., seven great-grandchildren, Justin Buckles, Jason Buckles, Jamin Buckles, Levi Buckles, all of Elizabethton, Matthew Crowder, Amy Crowder, both of Gray, Thomas Roberts, Abingdon, Va., and one great-great grandchild, Ty Buckles, Elizabethton.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  O'DELL -- Funeral services for Maggie Lipps O'Dell, 87, 161 Hurley Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, who died Friday, July 20, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Revs. Richard Estep and Sherrill Dunn officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at Ensor Cemetery following the service. Active pallbearers will be Justin Buckles, Jason Buckles, Jamin Buckles, Matthew Crowder, Sonny Deal, and Charles Moreland. Honorary pallbearers will be R.H. Taylor, Eugene Davis, Herman Deal, Roger Deal, Jones Williams and Ryan Weaver. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace. 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

Wallace J. Osborne

  Wallace James Osborne, 86, 615 Pickens Bridge Rd., Piney Flats, Tenn., died Friday, July 20, 2001, at the Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness.
  A Bristol, Tenn., native, he was a son of the late Charles James and Lily Hicks Osborne. He was preceded in death by an 18-month-old son, Paul James Osborne, five brothers, and five sisters.
  He lived a short time in Johnson County, Tenn., but lived most of his life in Piney Flats, Tenn. He was a member of Piney Flats Baptist church. Mr. Osborne retired after 30 years of service from the Bemberg Plant of the Beaunit Corp. in Elizabethton and was also a farmer.
  Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Cleo Perkins Osborne, of the home, one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Marvin "Buck" Johnson, Piney Flats, one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Shirley Osborne, Marietta, Ga., two grandsons, Marvin Johnson, Jr., Piney Flats, and Bobby Osborne, II, Johnson City, one brother, C.J. Osborne, Bluff City, one half-brother, I.G. Osborne, Blountville, one half-sister, Rosezeen Salyer, Kingsport, and several nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

  OSBORNE -- Funeral service for Wallace James Osborne, 86, 615 Pickens Bridge Rd., Piney Flats, who went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 20, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2001, from Piney Flats Baptist Church, with Dr. Allen Davis officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted Tuesday, July 24, 2001, from Edgefield Cemetery, Piney Flats, at 2 p.m. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Active pallbearers will be Dean Torbett, Steve Elsea, Jim Sanders, Larry Crowe, John Swonger, Carl "Buddy" Rash, Hiram Rash, Scott Barnes, Bobby Osborne, Bobby Osborne, II, Marvin "Buck" Johnson, and Marvin Johnson, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be the nephews of Mr. Osborne and the men of Piney Flats Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Piney Flats Baptist Church, or other times at the residence of his daughter, 571 Pickens Bridge Rd., Piney Flats. For those who desire, donations may be made to the Piney Flats Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 Cherry Rd., Piney Flats, TN 37686. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at bluffcity@funeral-plans.com.Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ellen Richardson

  Mrs. Ellen "Granny" Richardson, 69, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, formerly of Stoney Creek, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at her residence.
  Mrs. Richardson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Mattie Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William B. Richardson, and two brothers, Harvey Crowe and Ralph Lingerfelt.
  Mrs. Richardson was a retired employee of Tri State Container Corporation. She was a member of Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church but attended First Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Russell Baines, Jonesborough, and Karen and John Taylor, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenven and Becky Richardson, Piney Flats; 11 grandchildren, Stacy Wright, Brandon Marcum, Sharon Estep, Jamie Taylor, Gary Wright, Jeff Estep, Josh Estep, Jacob Estep, Marcelline "Porky" Lingerfelt, Harry Garland and Larry Williams; three great-grandchildren, Sierra Wright, Dakota Wright and Dustin Wright; special friends; a son, Claude Richardson; a sister, Margie Estep and Peggy Garland; and two sisters-in-law, Cleta Cornelius, Elizabethton, and Maxie Crowe, of Delaware.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Helen L. Richardson

  Helen Ledford Richardson, 1222 Thomas Blvd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.
  Mrs. Richardson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Ransom and Esther Sparks Ledford. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ransom Ledford Jr.
  Mrs. Richardson had worked for a number of years as a Medical Secretary for Drs. Ellis, Huddleston and Williams. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include her husband, Quentin Richardson; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Ralph Bowers, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Norris Hamm, Chattanooga; a brother, Harlan Ledford, Boone, N.C.; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David Brian and Brandy Bowers, Elizabethton; a step-granddaughter, Megan Hardin; and her special nieces and nephews, Jerry Hamm and Family, Gary Ledford and Family, Lori Hill and Family, and Debra and Family.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Helen Ledford Richardson, 1222 Thomas Blvd., Elizabethton, who went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 22, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at First Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Phil Poston, the Rev. Elmer Carter and Mr. Jesse Birchfield officiating. Music will be provided by Denise Hamm, soloist, Ambers Wilson, pianist, and JoAnn Campbell, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, and also at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Frank Richardson, Victor Deloach, Gary Ledford, Jerry Hamm, David Pinkard and Don McKeehan. Honorary pallbearers will be her Church Family and Norris Hamm, Bob Hill, Dennis Richardson, Leo Masters, Ray Richardson, Donald Richardson, Pat "Red" Bowers, Elmer Bowling, her special friends, Judy Deloach and children, and Leta Hale, Joyce Birchfield, Juanita Floyd and Sherry Aquaviva. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at First Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Ralph Bowers, 174 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Richardson to the Foyer or Keyboard Fund of First Free Will Baptist Church, 706 First Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

July 20, 2001

Blanche P. Cecil
 
  Blanche Phillips Cecil, 78, 2115 Old Lewis Rd., Johnson City, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Buladean, N.C., she had lived all of her life in Carter County, Tenn. She was a daughter of the late Isaac and Rosa Sparks Phillips. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Cecil, in 1983, and by three brothers, Gilbert "Gib" Phillips, Bobby Gene Phillips and Arthur Phillips, and by three sisters, Pat Robertson, Olean Landingham and Bonnie Petrey.
   Mrs. Cecil had retired after 25 years employment as a cook for the James Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Survivors include a son, Larry "Butch" Hyder, Johnson City, three daughters, Patty H. Grove, Manassas, Va., Judy Miller and Fred Williams, both of Johnson City, a brother, Richard Phillips, Lima, Ohio, two sisters, Alma Hathaway, Johnson City, and Lucy Landers, Atlanta, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 282-1521, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   CECIL -- Funeral services for Blanche Phillips Cecil, 78, 2115 Old Lewis Rd., Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Rev. John Perkins will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Those attending are invited to meet the family at the cemetery for this service. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 282-1521, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is in charge of the arrangements.
  

Danny M. Pierce

   Danny Mack Pierce, 57, Kingsport, died Tuesday morning, July 17, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Pierce was a Washington County, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Enos Pierce, and his niece, Beth Walker.
   Mr. Pierce graduated from Fall Branch High School. He graduated from Carson-Newman College, where he played baseball and was selected as an All American. He received his master's degree from East Tennessee State University. He had taught school for the past 35 years in the Sullivan County School System. At the time of his death, he was a teacher at Blountville Middle School. In addition to teaching, he also served as a coach in various sports and had continued to be active in sports. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, where he had been an elder and choir member.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Walker Pierce, of the home, one son, David Walker Pierce, of the home, his mother, Ruth Boyer Pierce, Harmony community of Washington County, Tenn., one brother, Dr. Reuben Pierce and wife, Vickie, Elizabethton, Tenn., an aunt, Louise Boyer, Johnson City, Tenn., an uncle, Lake K. Boyer, Jacksonville, Fla., one nephew and several cousins.
   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PIERCE -- Funeral services for Danny Mack Pierce, 57, Kingsport, who passed away Tuesday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Jim Gray and Mark L. Knisley officiating. Interment will follow in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. at the church. Honorary pallbearers will be the Over 40 Baseball Team. Memorials may be given to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5825 Ft. Henry Dr., Kingsport, TN 37663, or the Beth Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Sullivan South High School, 1236 Moreland Dr., Kingsport, TN 37664. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.
  

James D. Ross

   James D. Ross, 64, 7594 State Rt. 101, Castalia, Ohio, died Thursday morning in Providence Hospital, Sandusky, Ohio, following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Ross was a native of Fremont, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Phronia "Campbell" Ross and by one sister, Vernie Mabel Russell.
   He was employed by Sandusky Cabinets and formerly by Sandusky Dressed Beef. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post #83 of Sandusky and the Teamsters Union.
   Survivors include his wife, the former Wanda Kuns, to whom he was married for 36 years, two daughters, Wendy (Scott) Parkhurst, Castalia, Ohio, and Terri (Carey) Orshoski, Bay View, Ohio, two grandchildren, two sisters, Joyce Eversole, Sandusky, Ohio, and Joann Gruver, Fremont, Ohio, two brothers, George Donald Ross, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Jack Ross, Sandusky, Ohio, several nieces and nephews.
   Ransom Funeral Home, 419-626-6666, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   Funeral services for James D. Ross, 64, 7594 State Rt. 101, Castalia, Ohio, who died Thursday, will be held Saturday in the Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, Ohio. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Erie County Cancer Services, 912 Perry St., Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Ransom Funeral Home, 419-626-6666, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements.

July 19, 2001

Kenneth M. Braswell

  Kenneth Max Braswell, 63, formerly of Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, in Greeneville, Tenn., following an extended illness.
  A Carter County native, he was the son of the late James M. and Myrtle Hyder Braswell. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Laura Braswell, one son, Kenneth Michael Braswell, two sisters, Frances Stout and Leona Elliott, and two brothers, Gene Braswell and Tyler Braswell.
He was of the Free Will Baptist faith. Mr. Braswell was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired as a Sargent First Class and served two terms in the Korean Conflict and two terms in the Vietnam War.
  Survivors include a daughter, Lois Maxine Johnson, Wilmington, N.C., three grandchildren, Jimmie Michael Braswell, Wilmington, N.C., Teresa Johnson, Orlando, Fla., and Timothy Johnson, Wilmington, N.C. one great-granddaughter, Jasmine Nicole Braswell, Wilmington, N.C., one brother and sister-in-law, James and Wilma Braswell, Elizabethton, two aunts, and several nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

  BRASWELL -- Funeral services for Kenneth Max Braswell, 63, formerly of Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, July 15, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Revs. Allen Simerly and D.C. Byrd officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2001, in Hyder Cemetery. Full military honors to be accorded by an honor guard from Fort Campbell, Ky. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2001, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or at the residence of a brother, James Braswell, 322 1/2 Race St., Lot 7, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Braswell to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Dr., Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37604. 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 the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

Jason P. Kent

  Jason Pierce Kent, 30, 449 Huffman Rd., Piney Flats, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center from injuries received in an accident.
  A Johnson City native, Mr. Kent had lived in Piney Flats most of his life. He was a son of B.K. Kent, Jonesborough, and Carol Sue Wyatt Kent, Piney Flats.
  Mr. Kent was a member of Lick Creek Christian Church.
  In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Tracy Milligan Kent, Piney Flats, one brother, James L. Kent, Piney Flats, two half-brothers, Nicholis and Matthew Kent, both of Jonesborough, his grandmother, Arlene P. Kent, Piney Flats, one step-brother, one step-sister, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
  Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 282-1521, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is in charge of the arrangements.

  KENT -- Funeral services for Jason Pierce Kent, 30, 449 Huffman Rd., Piney Flats, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Messers Michael Koruschak and Tony Duncan, ministers, will officiate. Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Edgefield Cemetery, Piney Flats. Friends are invited to meet the family at Morris-Baker by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Denton, Jeff Baker, Mike Baker, Brandon Kent, Troy Wyatt, Brandon Carr, Terry Penix, Roy Jr. Penix, Nicholis Denton, Gary Tester and Teddy H. Tester. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Lick Creek Christian Church, 267 Huffman Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TN 37686. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and other hours at 322 College St. or 334 College St., Piney Flats. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 282-1521, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is in charge of the arrangements.

Danny M. Pierce

  Danny Mack Pierce, 57, Kingsport, died Tuesday morning, July 17, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
  Mr. Pierce was a Washington County, Tenn., native. He was preceded in death by his father, Enos Pierce, and his niece, Beth Walker.
  Mr. Walker graduated from Fall Branch High School. He graduated from Carson-Newman College, where he played baseball and was selected as an All American. He received his master's degree from East Tennessee State University. He had taught school for the past 35 years in the Sullivan County School System. At the time of his death, he was a teacher at Blountville Middle School. In addition to teaching, he also served as a coach in various sports and had continued to be active in sports. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, where he had been an elder and choir member.
  Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Walker Pierce, of the home, one son, David Walker Pierce, of the home, his mother, Ruth Boyer Pierce, Harmony community of Washington County, Tenn., one brother, Dr. Reuben Pierce and wife, Vickie, Elizabethton, Tenn., an aunt, Louise Boyer, Johnson City, Tenn., an uncle, Lake K. Boyer, Jacksonville, Fla., one nephew and several cousins.
  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

  PIERCE -- Funeral services for Danny Mack Pierce, 57 Kingsport, who passed away Tuesday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Jim Gray and Mark L. Knisley officiating. Interment will follow in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. at the church. Honorary pallbearers will be the Over 40 Baseball Team. Memorials may be given to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5825 Ft. Henry Dr., Kingsport, TN 37663, or the Beth Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Sullivan South High School, 1236 Moreland Dr., Kingsport, TN 37664. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Powell

  Ronald "Duck" Powell, 56, 116 Warrior Lane, Johnson City, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
  A Carter County native, he was a son of the late Stewart and Lou Hill Powell. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
He was retired due to disability as a landscaper. Mr. Powell was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors include one sister, Norma Jean Stines, Elizabethton, three brothers, Roy Lee Powell, Dave Powell and Charlie Powell, all of Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  POWELL -- Funeral services for Ronald "Duck" Powell, 56, 116 Warrior Lane, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Revs. James Storie and Claude Babb officiating. Interment will be in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, will be Robert Stines, Todd Stines, Charles Sellers, Michael Bowers, Lynn Powell, and Basil Blackburn. Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Brooks, Johnny Lawson, Mitchell Lipford, Matthew Lipford and the Rev. D.C. Byrd. Also surviving is a special friend, Kinley Headrick. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Roy Lee Powell, 1115 Charity Hill Rd., Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James H. Reynolds

   Chief Warrant Officer (Ret.) James Harlow Reynolds, 83, 109 Indian Dr., Johnson City, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after an extended illness.
  A Carter County native, he was a son of the late James A. and Annie B. Mottern Reynolds. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia McGee Reynolds, two brothers and three sisters.
  He retired from the United States Navy in 1959 after 23 years of service.   Mr. Reynolds served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2166. Mr. Reynolds was a member of the Borderview Christian Church.
  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Terry McKeehan, Elizabethton, and Juanita and John Lash, Chester, Va., two sisters, Mrs. Mary Dowell, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Trula Richardson, Bluff City, one brother, Jack "Dick" Reynolds, Elizabethton, three grandchildren, eight nephews, one special niece, Charlotte Richardson, Elizabethton, and a special friend, Terry Emmert.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  REYNOLDS -- Funeral services for Chief Warrant Officer (Ret.) James Harlow Reynolds, 83, 109 Indian Dr., Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Archer officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Reynolds Family Cemetery. Scott Reynolds, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Willie Church, Robert Clark, Joey McKeehan, Terry Emmert, Mat Bailey and Garrett Street. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Harrell, Kay Brewer, Dean Church, Mr. Martin, all his special friends at the V.F.W. Post 2166, and doctors and staff of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center and the nursing home. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2166. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Terry McKeehan, 293 Cash Hollow Rd., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald G. Suchan

  Donald G. Suchan, 64, Paul, Idaho, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley from heart failure.
  A Rupert Idaho native, he was the son of George B. and Myra L. Shy Suchan. He was preceded in death by his father and by one brother, George A. Suchan.
  Suchan attended the University of Idaho and Idaho State College, where he completed certificates in both auto mechanics and machinist training. Suchan was one of the founders of the Minidoka County Grain Producers Association, and served on the executive board. He served on the Idaho Grain Producers Association board. He served on the Minidoka County Weed Control Advisory Committee and was a member of the Idaho Weed Control Association. Suchan served on the Small Grain Advisory Committee of the Idaho Crop Improvement Association. He was a member of the Leadership Idaho Agriculture program in 1990. He served as a board member of the Idaho Wheat Commission, the Wheat Marketing Center, Portland Ore, the Wheat Foods Council, Denver, Colo., Home Baking Association, Parker, Colo., the U.S. Wheat Associates, Washington, D.C., and the Wheat Export Trade Education Committee, Washington, D.C. He served as chairman of the Idaho Wheat Commission. For the past 25 years, he has served on the board of directors of Emmanuel School of Religion, a graduate seminary for Christian Churches, Johnson City.
  Survivors include his wife, Donna Suchan, Paul, Idaho, his children, Kathryn (Thomas) Banks, Elizabethton, Tenn., Carolyn (Doug) Crane, Coquille, Ore, David (Kathe) Suchan, Paul, Idaho, and Michael Suchan, Boise, Idaho, his mother, Myra L. Suchan, Burley, Idaho, one brother, Frank J. Suchan, Paul, Idaho, and 10 grandchildren.
Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., Burley, Idaho, 208-678-2100, is in charge of arrangements.

  SUCHAN -- Funeral services for Donald G. Suchan, 64, Paul, Idaho, who died Monday, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2001, at the Rupert First Christian Church, 1110 8th St., Rupert, Idaho, with Pastor John L. Ramey officiating. Interment will follow at the Rupert Cemetery. Friends may call at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 East 16th St., Burley, on Thursday, July 19, 2001, from 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Friday, from 10-10:45 a.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Don and Donna Suchan Scholarship Fund at Emmanuel School of Religion., in care of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Burley. Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., Burley, Idaho, 208-678-2100, is in charge of arrangements.

Lori H. Thomas

  Lori Hofmann Thomas, 73, 705 W. G St., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at her residence after a brief illness.
  A Washington County native, she had lived in Elizabethton most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Hugo Michael and Hedwig Oberthner Hofmann.
  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.   Mrs. Thomas was also a member of St. Elizabeth Ladies Guild, Franklin Flower Club, Elizabethton Book Club and a former member of American Cancer Society.
  Survivors include her husband, J. Allen Thomas, of the home, two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Jack Barton, Charlotte, N.C., and Lori Lee and Mark Williams, Raleigh, N.C., one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Kary Thomas, Johnson City, six grandchildren, Michelle Thomas and Elizabeth Thomas, both of Johnson City, Christopher Barton and Robert Barton, both of Charlotte, N.C., Lauren Williams and Michael Williams, both of Raleigh, N.C.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  THOMAS -- Mass of the Resurrection for Lori Hofmann Thomas, 73, 705 W. G St., Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Church with Fr. Richard Archer, O.P. officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney, organist. Committal and entombment services will follow at the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Sam Barker, Julian Caudill, Jim Jones, Dr. Harold Lane, Lewis Merryman, Charles LaPorte, Pete Hampton and Tyler Pearson. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or at the residence, 705 W. G St., Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations in memory of Mrs. Thomas 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, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Bruce Wilcox

  Bruce Wilcox, 59, 540 Anderson Chapel Circle, Johnson City, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., after an extended illness.
  A Mitchell County, N.C., native, he was a son of the late Rev. Handy and Fairene Forbes Wilcox. He had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. Mr. Wilcox was preceded in death by his wife, Selma Cochran Wilcox, in 1993.
He was a member of the Unicoi Free Will Baptist Church.
  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Lisa Wilcox, Johnson City, a daughter and son-in-law, Selina and Mark Bartley, Piney Flats, three sisters, Hattie McMurry, North Carolina, Bonnie Bowman, Blountville, and Janie Whitson, Unicoi, three brothers, Claude Wilcox, Kingsport, Ronnie Wilcox, North Carolina, and Jim Wilcox, Unicoi, two grandsons, Jacob Wilcox and Lucas Wilcox, two special aunts and one uncle, Claude and Lizvie Bryant, and Maxie Renfro, North Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

  WILCOX -- Funeral services for Bruce Wilcox, 59, 540 Anderson Chapel Circle, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Unicoi Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. Troy McCurry and Thurman Sullivan officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Friday and at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Saturday, will be Handy Whitson, Jeff Whitson, Wade McCurry, Mark Wilcox, Justin Wilcox and Todd Wilcox. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Anders, Tim McKinney, Tom McKinney and Jeff Whitehead. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday in the Unicoi Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

July 18, 2001

Danny M. Pierce

   Danny Mack Pierce, 57, Kingsport, died Tuesday morning, July 17, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Pierce was a Washington County, Tenn., native. He was preceded in death by his father, Enos Pierce, and his niece, Beth Walker.
   Mr. Walker graduated from Fall Branch High School. He graduated from Carson-Newman College, where he played baseball and was selected as an All American. He received his master's degree from East Tennessee State University. He had taught school for the past 35 years in the Sullivan County School System. At the time of his death, he was a teacher at Blountville Middle School. In addition to teaching, he also served as a coach in various sports and had continued to be active in sports. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, where he had been an elder and choir member.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Walker Pierce, of the home, one son, David Walker Pierce, of the home, his mother, Ruth Boyer Pierce, Harmony community of Washington County, Tenn., one brother, Dr. Reuben Pierce and wife, Vickie, Elizabethton, Tenn., an aunt, Louise Boyer, Johnson City, Tenn., an uncle, Lake K. Boyer, Jacksonville, Fla., one nephew and several cousins.
   Memorials may be given to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5825 Ft. Henry Dr., Kingsport, TN 37663, or the Beth Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Sullivan South High School, 1236 Moreland Dr., Kingsport, TN 37664.
   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements, which will be announced later.
  

July 17, 2001

Virginia C. Gouge

  Mrs. Virginia Clark Gouge, 79, 940 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, Tenn., died Monday, July 16, 2001, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
  A Carter County, Tennessee, native, she was the daughter of the late Robert N. and Marguerite Young Clark. She was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Clark.
  She was a retired elementary school teacher with the Carter County School System, having taught at Happy Valley, Range, and Southside Elementary Schools. She was a member of First Christian Church, Elizabethton, where she was a church circle member. She was a former pianist at the Southside Christian Church. She was a member of the Carter County Retired Teachers and a former member of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary.
  Survivors include her husband, Vernon H. Gouge, of the home, one son, Lee Gouge, Johnson City, Tenn., two sisters, Wilma Owens and Dorothy Pearson, both of Elizabethton, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.
  Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

  GOUGE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Clark Gouge, 79, 940 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, Tenn., who died Monday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Messers Don Marshal, Paul Knapp and Richard Thomason, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Mr. Kenneth Miller, soloist. The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in the Masonic Garden of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dr. James Pearson, Dr. Kenneth Clark, Bill Young, Carmon Dugger, Troy Thomason, Tom Hughes, Millard Fitzsimmons, John "Bud" Gouge, Joe Gouge and Frank Greene. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Southside Christian Church of Elizabethton, members of the Southside Christian Church, teachers of the Carter County School System, friends and neighbors. A special thank-you for the wonderful care by the staff, nurses and aides at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton and the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, and Dr. Jerry L Gastineau. Mrs. Virginia Clark Gouge showed her love, loyalty, devotion and compassion to her church and students. She had beauty, intelligence and talent. Her former students still came to her and thanked her for helping them in school. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday. For those who desire, memorial gifts may be made to the youth department of First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Ave., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Freamon Lunceford

  Freamon Lunceford, 73, 1104 Hwy. 321, Hampton, died unexpectedly Monday, July 16, 2001, at his residence.
  A Carter County native, he was the son of the late Jacob B. and Mamie Banner Lunceford. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Lunceford, and a sister, Bonnie Miller.
  Mr. Lunceford was retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he served for 17 years, during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post No. 2166. He was a member of Rittertown Baptist Church.
  Survivors include his wife, Barbara Davis Lunceford, of the home, two sisters, Beulah Cordell, Elizabethton, and Helen Davis, Hampton, and several nieces and nephews.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  LUNCEFORD -- Funeral services for Freamon Lunceford, 73, 1104 Hwy. 321, Hampton, who died Monday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in the Fireside Room of Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tommy Haynes officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in the Walnut Mountain Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom, V.F.W. Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be L.J. Heaton, John Miller, Wayne Miller, Roger Miller, Jerry Miller and Bud Hazelwood. Honorary pallbearers will be E.C. Miller, Don Miller, Herman Davis, Ray Birchfield, Harvey Tester, Wayne Ward, George Hazelwood, Sheriff John Henson, Emory Cordell, Dale Cordell, Scott Davis, Cecil Davis, Bob Kennemore, Dean Reece, Earl Dugger, Ray Evans and men of Rittertown Baptist church. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in the Fireside Room of Tetrick funeral Home. 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

Michael T. Thomas

  Michael Todd "Fats" Thomas, 33, 104 Dan Berry Hill Rd., Elizabethton, died on Saturday, July 14.
  A Carter County native, he was the son of Shentonta "Toni" Hardin, of the home, and the late George Thomas. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Walter E. and Julie Hardin.
  He was of the Baptist faith and was a former construction worker.
  In addition to his mother, survivors include his brothers, James Craig Thomas, Elizabethton, Fred Raymond Thomas, of the home, Clifton Gale "Pooh" Thomas, Erwin, Patrick Thomas and Christopher Thomas, both of California, his sisters, Lacinda Hartman, Ga., Georgia Thomas, San Francisco, Calif., his special aunts and uncles Michael and Faye Hardin, Litchfield, Ohio, Kayleen and Bob Ervin, Augusta, Ga., Bobby and Barbara Thomas, Hampton, his paternal grandmother, Edith Thomas, Hampton, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

  THOMAS -- Funeral services for Michael Todd "Fats" Thomas, 33, 104 Dan Berry Hill Rd., Elizabethton, who went home Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edith and Bobby Thomas. His journey on earth was just too hard. He needed peace. God chose this day to give him peace. He leaves behind, but for a while, his loving mother, Shentonta "Toni" Hardin, of the home, his brothers who loved him dearly, James Craig Thomas, Elizabethton, Fred Raymond Thomas, of the home, Clifton Gale "Pooh" Thomas, Erwin, Patrick Thomas and Christopher Thomas, both of California, his sisters, Lacinda Hartman, Ga., Georgia Thomas, San Francisco, Calif., also left behind for a while, his special aunts and uncles, Michael and Faye Hardin, Litchfield, Ohio, Kayleen and Bob Ervin, Augusta, Ga., Bobby and Barbara Thomas, Hampton his paternal grandmother, Edith Thomas, Hampton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. God has blessed our lives with Todd. Today, heaven rejoices at his presence. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at Blevins Cemetery, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Fred Thomas, Scotty Slemp, Travis Templeton, Kelvin Stover, Kevin Stover, Keith Bishop, Clifton Thomas, John Chase and Craig Thomas. Honorary pallbearer will be Kendell Hartman. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2001, for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or at the residence, 104 Dan Berry Hill Rd., Elizabethton, 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.

July 15, 2001

Kermith Canter

  Kermith Canter, 70, 179 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, after a brief illness.
  Mr. Canter was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Jessie F. and Cordelia Hinkle Canter. He was also preceded in death by a son, Terry Max Canter.
  Mr. Canter was of the Baptist faith and was an iron worker. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.
  Survivors include his wife, Charlotte C. Berry Canter, of the home; two sons, Larry Canter and Hunter Canter, both of Elizabethton; a grandson, Dustin Canter, Elizabethton; two brothers, James H. Canter, Gate City, Va., and Edward Canter, Elizabethton; five sisters, Jettie Beryl Street, Anna Belle Woods and Leona Gentry, all of Elizabethton, Jeanette Elliott, Thomasville, N.C., and Jayne Coleman, Cordova, Tenn.; an aunt, Frances Cunningham, Nashville; and a special aunt, Blonnie Hicks, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
  Private graveside services for Mr. Canter were conducted Friday, July 6, in the Buckles Cemetery, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music was provided by Jon Shell, bagpiper. Military Honors were accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, was in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Wayne W. Smith

  Wayne William Smith, 87, 146 Jim Elliott Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.
  Mr. Smith was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William Hamilton and Cordia Matherly Smith. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
  Mr. Smith was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired carpenter with J.I. Cornett Construction Company and was a farmer. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served in World War II.
  Survivors include his wife, Kate Smith, of the home; four daughters, Nancy Clark, Elizabethton, Doris Clark, Johnson City, Janet Harkey, Cleveland, N.C., and Dixie Snyder, Elizabethton; and two sons, Jerry Smith and Roger Smith, both of Elizabethton. Fifteen grandchildren, 22 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

  SMITH -- Funeral services for Wayne William Smith, 87, 146 Jim Elliott Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, July 13, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Tommy Smith and the Rev. E. Lee Griggs officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 146 Jim Elliott Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. 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.