August 14, 2001

Elbert Bowman

  
Elbert Bowman, 60, 1281 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Bowman was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Lee and Ida Moody Bowman. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Roy Bowman.
   Mr. Bowman was a member of Harvest Baptist Church and was a truck driver.
   Survivors include a daughter, Karen Sue Clark, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Michael Lyons and Jennifer Mae Branch, both of Elizabethton; and three sisters, Virginia Brown, Elizabethton, Thelma Meddles, Belle Fontaine, Ohio, and Wilma Ward, Marysville, 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

   BOWMAN -- Graveside services for Elbert Bowman, 60, 1281 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, August 12, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 16, at Dry Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Active pallbearers will be Michael Lyons, Afton Puckett, Sam Burnett and Doug Canter. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Odom and Eddie Canter. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 2:55 p.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 of an aunt, Kathy Oliver, 151 Daniel Lane, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Campbell

  
Frances Campbell, 125 Williams Street, Hampton, died Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Sara A. Range

   Mrs. Sara Anne Kempton Range, 66, 118 Pleasant Beach Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at North Side Hospital.
   Mrs. Range was a native of Waltham, Mass., and a daughter of the late John V. and Marjorie Cushing Kempton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Range.
   Mrs. Range had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was a graduate of Waltham High School, Waltham, Mass., and attended Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass., and Stanford University. She had taught at Boston University and at T.A. Dugger Junior High School in Elizabethton. She was active in the Carter County Humane Society and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
   She was active in the Republican Party and was a member of the Women's Republican Club. She ran for State Representative in 1996 and also ran for Congress in the 3rd District of Massachusetts. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
   Survivors include a son, William P. Hawks, Madison, W.Va., and a sister, Nancy K. Dean, Needham, Mass.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria G. Sheehan

  
Mrs. Gloria "Snook" Grindstaff Sheehan, 77, 200 West K. Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Sheehan was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late James Arthur and Alberta "Denny" Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Sheehan had worked for Dr. E.T. Pearson for a number of years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
   Survivors include her husband, John Patrick Sheehan; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lucinda Sheehan Royal and Mark Royal, Raleigh, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, John Michael and Denice Sheehan, Lexington, S.C.; two sisters, Margaret Neil Hendrix, Greeneville, and Gladys Tatem, Elizabethton; and two brothers, J. Fred Grindstaff and Richard Grindstaff, both of Elizabethton; three grandsons, Patrick Royal, Raleigh, N.C., Brandon Patrick and Chase Michael Sheehan, both of Lexington, S.C.; a granddaughter, Graci Denice Sheehan, Lexington, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Mary Violet Orr.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   SHEEHAN -- Mass of the Resurrection for Mrs. Gloria "Snook" Grindstaff Sheehan, 77, 200 West K. Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, August 12, 2001, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 15, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Richard Archer officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruben M. Taylor

  
Ruben M. Taylor, 79, 174 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, August 13, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Joe and Grace Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen J. Taylor, December 8, 1998, a brother, Paul Taylor, and two sisters, Beulah Garland and Beryl Lewis.
   Mr. Taylor was a member of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 30 years of service in the D.D. Twisting Department. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in World War II, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter #17.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Eddie Presnell and Betty and Woodrow Richardson, all of Elizabethton; a brother, Luther Taylor, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Hazel Hall and Magdeline Peters, both of Elizabethton. Eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, special friends, Terry, Rosalee, Amanda and Ryan Oaks and Alice Peters, and a special caregiver, Betty Collins.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

  
TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Ruben M. Taylor, 79, 174 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, August 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Sonny Thomas, the Rev. Willie Campbell and the Rev. Keith Stockton officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 8:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Robin Presnell, 175 Earl Williams Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

August 13, 2001

Elbert Bowman

 
  Elbert Bowman, 60, 1281 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Lundy M. Davis

   Lundy Miles Davis, 72, 391 Copley Branch Road, Butler, died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mr. Davis was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Jesse R. and Mae Belle Hamm Davis.
   Mr. Davis had lived in Ohio for a number of years before returning to Johnson County in 1989. He was a retired tenant for a race horse farm in Lebanon, Ohio, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mason, Ohio.
   Survivors include seven brothers, Junior Davis, Butler, Bobby Davis, Donald Davis, Ronald Davis, Larry Davis, Michael Davis and Johnny Davis, all of North Carolina; three sisters, Verla Campbell, Elizabethton, Shirley Poe and Judy Baumgardner, both of North Carolina; and his stepmother, Ruth Davis, Ashe County, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DAVIS -- Funeral services for Lundy Miles Davis, 72, 391 Copley Branch Road, Butler, who died Saturday, August 11, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, August 13, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Beal and the Rev. Bruce Simcox officiating. Interment will be at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Monday, will be Gary Davis, Craig Davis, Danny Poe, Michael Davis, Johnny Davis, Larry Davis, Ronald Davis, Bill Shoun and Paul Campbell. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother and sister-in-law, Junior and Virginia Davis, 391 Copley Branch Road, Butler. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Vernon F. Fair

   Vernon F. Fair Sr., 87, 1257 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at Hillview Health Center.
   Mr. Fair was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Alfred and Florence Louise Jones Fair. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Bruce Wilson, who died in 1987, and by three brothers and two sisters.
   Mr. Fair was retired as a millwright at North American Rayon Corporation, having retired in 1974 due to disability. He was a member of Big Springs Church of Christ. He had served in the United States Army.
   Survivors include his wife, Mae Taylor Fair; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and George "Tom" Stevenson, Elizabethton, and Patricia and Calvin Wilson, Lyons, Ga.; and three sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Debbie Fair and Packy and Darrell Fair, all of Elizabethton, and Vernon Fair Jr. and Diane Fair, Watauga. Ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FAIR -- Funeral services for Vernon F. Fair Sr., 87, 1257 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, August 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Terry Lyons and the Rev. Mark Grubb officiating. Music will be provided by Michelle Sluder, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Doug Stevenson, Steven Fair, Billy Wilson, Chris Fair, Bob Murphy, Mike Emmert, Joe Clark and Joel Rigdon. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Fair, Joe Taylor, Paul Taylor, Larry Nave, the Men's Sunday School Class of Big Springs Church of Christ, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and George "Tom" Stevenson, 106 Commodore Avenue, Elizabethton, (2nd entrance to Biltmore). Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Ruth N. Garrison

   Mrs. Ruth Naomi Garrison, 91, 1007 Pearl Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Garrison was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Robert "Bob" and Jessie White Ensor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest "Ernie" Garrison, September 8, 1986; a son, Jerry Garrison; five brothers, John, Ben, Cecil, Jim and Dan Ensor; and four sisters, Amelia Nidiffer, Dot Kress, Mary "Poll" Ensor and Tilda Grindstaff; and a stepsister, Alma Swinger.
   Mrs. Garrison was the Oldest Member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Tommy Humphreys, Ocala, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Bob and Lorna Garrison and Darrell and Martha Garrison, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Lela Bailey, Elizabethton; six grandchildren, Lora Lei Humphreys, Sherry Wright, Robert Garrison, John "Dusty" Garrison, Rick Garrison and Ernest "Rocky" Humphreys; and five great-grandchildren, Ricky Garrison, Thorne Potter, Darby Humphreys, Isaline Humphreys and Madlyn Garrison. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GARRISON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Naomi Garrison, 91, 1007 Pearl Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, August 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, at Dungan Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. J.D. Neeley and the Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Rainbolt, Johnny Holder, Donie Julian, Steve Rainbolt, James Stout and John Cornett. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Dungan Chapel Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of his sons, Billy Bob and Lorna Garrison, 421 Caleb Street, Elizabethton, or Darrell and Martha Garrison, 162 Echo Drive, 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.
  

Edwin Hendrix

   NORCROSS, Ga. -- Edwin "Beryl" Hendrix, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, after an extended illness.
   Mr. Hendrix was a native of Carter County. He graduated from Happy Valley High School and attended East Tennessee State University before relocating to the Atlanta area with his wife of 51 years, Dorothy "Dot" Hendrix, for employment with General Motors Doraville Plant. He was a member of the Chamblee Masonic Lodge #444 F&AM.
   Mr. Hendrix was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Hendrix, and a son, Blair Hendrix.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and June Hendrix, Lawrenceville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Brett Sommer, Mountain Lakes, N.J., and Robin and Rex Dillon, Lawrenceville; six grandchildren, Jason Sanders, Shawn Sanders, Katie Sanders, Devin Sommer, Austin Sommer and Travis Griffin; and loving friends and neighbors.
   A memorial service will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greenville Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.
   Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, Ga., (770) 448-5757.
  

Sara A. Range

   Mrs. Sara Anne Range, 66, 118 Pleasant Beach Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at North Side Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Gloria Sheehan

   Mrs. Gloria Sheehan, 77, 200 West K. Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Ruben M. Taylor

   Ruben M. Taylor, 79, 174 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, August 13, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

August 12, 2001

Fronnia G. Davis


   Fronnia G. Davis, 74, 104 West Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 9, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Davis was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Frank and Della Arnold Griffith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Karl Davis, in 1990, and three brothers, Harry Arnold Sr., Raymond Arnold and Paul Arnold.
   Mrs. Davis was a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church and was retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 48 years of service in the Tire Cord Coning Department.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Mickey Slimp, Tyler, Texas, Viki and Sam Harrell and Denise and Larry Taylor, all of Elizabethton; a son, Nigel Davis, Scottsboro, Ala.; a brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Edith Arnold, Elizabethton; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Arretta and Elige Norris and Eliza Moore, all of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Adrian Davis and his wife Sammi, Gadsden, Ala., Melissa Davis, Leeds, Ala., Sara Slimp, Tyler, Texas, Crystal Kimbrel, Tiffany, Joey, Whitney and Joseph Taylor, all of Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren, Sarah Davis and Taylor Stephenson, both of Gadsden, Ala., and Dustin and Damon Heaton, both of Elizabethton; four sisters-in-law, Ruth Mottern and Mae Little, both of Watauga, and Tulva Arnold and Selda Wilson, both of Elizabethton; and two special friends, Warren Ledford, Roan Mountain, and Mary Dillon, Scottsboro, Ala. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   DAVIS -- Funeral services for Fronnia G. Davis, 74, 104 West Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, August 9, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 12, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Wilson and the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Music will be conducted by LeeAnne Manning and Pat Little. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Active pallbearers will be Albert Oliver, Harold Ellis, Jarrod Ellis, J.D. Arnold, Terry Oliver and Terry Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, the Staff of Superior Home Health Hospice, Patti Oliver, Jerry Grindstaff, Dr. Stephen Frye, Dr. Matthew Carey, Dr. Eugene Galloway and Dr. Craig Lamphan. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Condolences may be sent by e-mail at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Lundy M. Davis

   Lundy Miles Davis, 72, 391 Copley Branch Road, Butler, died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mr. Davis was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of the late Jesse R. and Mae Belle Hamm Davis.
   Mr. Davis had lived in Ohio for a number of years before returning to Johnson County in 1989. He was a retired tenant for a race horse farm in Lebanon, Ohio, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mason, Ohio.
   Survivors include seven brothers, Junior Davis, Butler, Bobby Davis, Donald Davis, Ronald Davis, Larry Davis, Michael Davis and Johnny Davis, all of North Carolina; three sisters, Verla Campbell, Elizabethton, Shirley Poe and Judy Baumgardner, both of North Carolina; and his stepmother, Ruth Davis, Ashe County, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DAVIS -- Funeral services for Lundy Miles Davis, 72, 391 Copley Branch Road, Butler, who died Saturday, August 11, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, August 13, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Beal and the Rev. Bruce Simcox officiating. Interment will be at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Monday, will be Gary Davis, Craig Davis, Danny Poe, Michael Davis, Johnny Davis, Larry Davis, Ronald Davis, Bill Shoun and Paul Campbell. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother and sister-in-law, Junior and Virginia Davis, 391 Copley Branch Road, Butler. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Frances R. Treadway

   GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Frances Range Treadway, 75, formerly of 105 Hampton Road, died Thursday, August 9, 2001, at Rolling Green Village in Greenville.
   Mrs. Treadway was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Robert Percy and Loma Matherly Range. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Emmert Treadway.
   Mrs. Treadway was a member of Laurel Baptist Church and a member of the Leary Sunday School Class of the church and the South Main Street Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carla T. and Stephen Francis Csernak, Greenville; three brothers, Orville Range, Albertsville, Ala., Ralph Range, Brook Park, Ohio, and Neil Range, Strongsville, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Mabel Treadway Jones, Lexington; and three granddaughters, Holly Elizabeth Csernak, Mt. Pleasant, Amy Katherine Csernak and Mary Frances Csernak, both of Greenville.
   Funeral services and interment will be conducted Monday, August 13, in Greenwood. Memorials may be made to Laurel Baptist Church, 330 Sample Road, Greenwood, S.C., 29649; the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 10794, Greenville, S.C., 29603; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, S.C., 29260-6604.
   Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, S.C., (864) 223-2223, is in charge of arrangements.


August 10, 2001

Fronnia G. Davis

   Fronnia G. Davis, 74, 104 West Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 9, 2001, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Noah E. Webb

   Noah E. Webb, 95, 115 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, following a lengthy illness. He died at the home of his son, Dr. Steve Webb, in Piney Flats.
   Mr. Webb was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the son of the late Thomas and Lola Potter Webb. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Essie Lovelace Webb, and a son, Willie Edward Webb.
   Mr. Webb had lived most of his life in the Beck Mountain Community of Carter County. He was a Christian and had spent more than 53 years serving in many different office positions for his Lord.
   Mr. Webb was a retired carpenter and a member of the Carpenters Union and the Jr. Order of American Mechanics.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Steve Webb and Donna Perkins Webb, Piney Flats; a daughter, Margie Webb Walker, Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Margaret Smith, Elizabethton; a daughter-in-law, Jeanetta Branch Webb, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Kenneth "Kenny" Edward Webb and Clinton Samuel Webb, both of Johnson City; three granddaughters, Mona "Kathy" Webb and Kaye Webb Garland, both of Elizabethton, and Stephanie Webb, Arlington, Va.; two stepgrandsons, Michael Johnson and Nathan Webb, both of Johnson City; two great-grandsons, Summer Garland and Travis Edward Webb, both of Elizabethton; a very special niece, Karen Webb Waldrop; and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   WEBB -- Funeral services for Noah E. Webb, 95, 115 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, who went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 8, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. John Perkins, the Rev. Calvin Edwards and the Rev. Arnold "Bud" Pate officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 11, in the Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Everett Waldrop, Phillip Webb, Jerry Emert, Jerome Webb, Kenny Webb, Jim Rouse, Ronnie Edwards and Don Bolling. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Burgin Dossett, Dr. Larry Hudson, Dr. Harold Alison, the Nursing Staff of North Side Hospital and Johnson City Medical Center, Tom Mooney, Douglas Jones, Clint Webb, Harry Chaney, Wayne Birchfield, Larry Smith, Clyde Hodge, Nathan Webb and Michael Johnson. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 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.

August 9, 2001

Ferbia J. Collier

   Ferbia Josephine "Jo" Collier, 73, 1905 Cherokee Road, Lot #32, Johnson City, died Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at Lakebridge Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Collier was a native of Coeburn, Va., and had lived in this area most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Hillis Arvin Stallard and Cora Ernestine Rasnick Stallard.
   Mrs. Collier was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Assembly of God. She was in the Johnson City Senior Citizens Center and was an active volunteer in their programs.
   Survivors include two sons, Greg Miller, Johnson City, and Frank A. Miller, Bel Air, Md.; and a brother, Conley Darrell Stallard, Ormond Beach, Fla. Five grandchildren and two nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

   COLLIER -- Funeral services for Ferbia Josephine "Jo" Collier, 73, 1905 Cherokee Road, Lot #32, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, August 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 10, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Edward T. Jefferies and the Rev. Greg Miller officiating. Committal services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 11, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Those attending are invited to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601, or to Trinity Assembly of God, 617 University Parkway, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Mack A. Hopson

   Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) Mack A. Hopson, 75, 859 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Hopson was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William and Callie Perkins Hopson.
   Mr. Hopson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. He retired after 30 years of service.
   Survivors include a son, Michael Hopson, Hampton; three daughters, Sherry Fannon, Elizabethton, Desma Bolen, Barnwell, S.C., and Tammi Snell, Elizabethton; a brother, James Hopson, Elizabethton; six grandchildren; and one great-aunt, Ora Thomas, Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HOPSON -- Graveside services for Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) Mack A. Hopson, 75, 859 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 10, in the Perkins Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with the VFW Post #2166 officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie L.M. Isaacs

   Mrs. Elsie Lorraine Martin Isaacs, 1120 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Isaacs was a native of Abingdon, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton since her childhood. She was the daughter of the late J.C. and Jessie Vera Templeton Martin.
   Mrs. Isaacs was an active and loyal member of East River Park Christian Church. She was a retired registered nurse, having worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Carter County Memorial Hospital. She had received her nursing diploma from Baptist Hospital in Memphis.
   Survivors include her husband, Raymond L. Isaacs, of the home; a daughter, Judi Isaacs, Chattanooga; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ray Isaacs, Baton Rouge, La., and Phil and Regina Isaacs, 306 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Shepherd, 207 Academy Street, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Peggy Meredith, 1122 Broad Street Extension, Elizabethton; and two granddaughters, Miranda and Chelsie Isaacs, 306 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   ISAACS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Lorraine Martin Isaacs, 1120 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 11, at East River Park Christian Church with Mr. Joel Stauffer and Mr. John Smith, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Lois Ann Carrier and Tony Rominger. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, will be Herb Curde, Paul Pless, Leo Meredith, Martin Meredith, Jim Osborne, Bill Shepherd, Todd Isaacs and Thomas Isaacs. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Bayard Powell, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, the Deacons and Elders of East River Park Christian Church, Susan Lyerly, Jamesia Barker, Tom Barker, Pat "Red" Bowers, Fornie Peters, Wayne Williams, Jack Carrier, Riley May, Mike Peters, Russell Arney, Jim Caldwell, Ronnie Kirby, Grayson Richardson and Glenn Isaacs. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those who wish to make donations in memory of Mrs. Isaacs may donate to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Helen Wilson, 209 South 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.

Randy R. Phillips

   Randy Robert Phillips, 36, 508 Colony Court, Gray, died Monday, August 6, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Phillips was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County. He was a son of Orville Phillips, Johnson City, and Tresia White Hill, Telford.
   Mr. Phillips was employed as a Sales Manager for Homes of America and was a member of Victory Tabernacle.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Timmy Phillips.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Diana Vance Phillips; three sons, Jacob Robert Phillips, Jonathan Lee Phillips and David Jordan Phillips, all of the home; a sister, Sandra Clawson, Johnson City; a brother, David Phillips, Johnson City; his stepfather, Ed Lee Hill, Telford; his stepmother, Donna Tucker Phillips, Johnson City; a half brother, Junior Phillips, Johnson City; a stepbrother, Buddy Tucker, Johnson City; and two stepsisters, Lena Tucker Ratliff, Jonesborough, and Janey Hanson. Four nieces, three nephews and several cousins, aunts and uncles also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

   PHILLIPS -- Funeral services for Randy Robert Phillips, 36, 508 Colony Court, Gray, who died Monday, August 6, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, August 10, at Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Terry Phillips and the Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be Curtis Chase, Shorty Laws, Robbie Phillips, Wayne Phillips, Eddie White and Robert White. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of his mother, 169 Patton May Road, Telford. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Phillips Children's Fund, #409675275, c/o Tennessee Teachers Credit Union, 310 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the family.

Crandal M. Taylor

   Crandal M. Taylor, 68, 1126 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Robert Love and Eva Alice White Taylor. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Dean Taylor, Bobby Taylor and Lonnie Taylor.
   Mr. Taylor was a retired carpenter and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Alan Dale Taylor, Randy Burton and Tonia Taylor, all of Elizabethton; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Connie Sue and Claude Grindstaff and Tammy Kay and David Birchfield, all of Elizabethton, and Cathy Taylor, Abingdon, Va.; a special companion, Dorothy Lee, Elizabethton; two brothers, Frank Taylor and Jerry Taylor, both of Elizabethton; four sisters, Frances "Bunt" Smith, Diane Taylor and Christine Taylor, all of Elizabethton, and June Sue Moore, Tacoma Park, Md.; six grandchildren, Coty Taylor, Sara Taylor, Brittany Taylor, Brodey Taylor, Dwight Birchfield Jr. and Colton Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton; and a great-granddaughter, Breanna Taylor, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Crandal M. Taylor, 68, 1126 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, August 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Vines, Jack McKinney, Mike Frazier, Rick Williams, Dwight Birchfield Jr. and Coty Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Grindstaff, Landon Grindstaff, T.N. Taylor and Staff of the ICU at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Connie Sue Grindstaff, 108 Lincoln Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.


August 8, 2001

Ferbia J. Collier

   Ferbia Josephine "Jo" Collier, 73, 1905 Cherokee Road, Lot 32, Johnson City, died Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at Lakebridge Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge.

Charles H. Hyder

   Charles Hubert Hyder III, 69, 21601 Darden Road, Astor, Fla., died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Hyder was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Charles Hubert and Maude Fair Hyder. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Carter.
   Mr. Hyder had lived in Florida since 1995. He was the former owner and operator of Basement Water Control Systems in Elizabethton and was active in the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Astor and a former member of Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga.
   He had served in the United States Army and also the United States Air Force. He was a member of Watauga Masonic Lodge #622.
   Survivors include his wife, Zetta Treadway Hyder; two sons, Charles H. Hyder IV, Kingsport, and Roy E. Hyder, Knoxville; three sisters, Leona Taft, Butler, Verna Peters and Opal Wilson, both of Elizabethton; a half-brother, James Livingston, Fredricksburg, Va.; and a grandson, Chad Hyder.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HYDER -- Funeral services for Charles Hubert Hyder III, 69, 21601 Darden Road, Astor, Fla., who died Sunday, August 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Jordan and the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Music will be provided by Michael Martin and Tim Rigsby. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Harold Mains officiating. Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 will conduct a memorial service following the funeral service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Opal Wilson, 809 Fourth Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
  

August 7, 2001

Bess C.S. Deal

   Mrs. Bess Crosswhite Swift Deal, 101, 196 McQueen Street, Butler, died Monday, August 6, 2001, at the residence of her niece and her husband, Anna and Charles Dugger, with whom she had made her home for the past 10 years.
   Mrs. Deal was a native of Washington County and grew up in the Doe Valley Community of Johnson County. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Grant and Iantha Catherine "Kate" Loyd Crosswhite. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. David A. Swift; her second husband, Alfred Deal; five sisters, Mary Ethel Crosswhite, Elsie Icena Crosswhite Reece, Fina Luvena Crosswhite Reeley, Lucille Bell Crosswhite Isaacs and Rosa Mae Crosswhite Trivette, and three brothers, Henry Milton Crosswhite, William Everett Crosswhite and Robert Leslie Crosswhite.
   Mrs. Deal attended Watauga Academy, Butler. She worked in the Post Office at Old Butler for five years and later worked in the Post Office at Evansville, Ind., for five years. She had lived in Chattanooga for 30 years before coming to Butler. She was a member of Lookout Mountain Baptist Church, Chattanooga, and attended Butler Baptist Church.
   Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   DEAL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bess Crosswhite Swift Deal, 101, 196 McQueen Street, Butler, who died Monday, August 6, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, at Butler Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Smith and the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Graveside services and interment will be Thursday, August 9, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Chattanooga. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Butler Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of Anna and Charles Dugger, 196 McQueen Street, Butler. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Deal to the Butler Museum, P.O. Box 261, Butler, Tenn. 37640. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bascomb Henline

   SPRUCE PINE, N.C. -- Bascomb Henline, 85, of the Beaver Creek Community, died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at a Spruce Pine rest home.
   Mr. Henline was the son of the late Dock and Sallie Blalock Henline and husband of Gertrude Henline, who died in 1982. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Ann Henline.
   Mr. Henline was a member and deacon of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He was a member of Vester Lodge #554 AF&AM and the Oasis Shrine.
   Survivors include his wife, Naomi Buchanan Henline; a daughter, Phyllis Gaskins, Johnson City, Tenn.; three sons, Wayne Henline, Frank Henline and Gerald Henline, all of Spruce Pine; two step-daughters, Jo McClellan, Morganton, and Nina Black, Hickory; three sisters, Maude Young, Spruce Pine, Louise Stanberry, Boone, and Brite Lyons, Christianburg, Va.; and a brother, Bill Henline, Spruce Pine. Seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive.
   Webb Funeral Home, Spruce Pine, N.C., (828-765-4277, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans.com/Webb

   HENLINE -- Funeral services for Bascomb Henline, 85, of the Beaver Creek Community, Spruce Pine, N.C., who died Sunday, August 5, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Grindstaff and the Rev. R.M. Cassity officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Webb Funeral Home, Spruce Pine. Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, N.C. 27565 or the Shriners Hospital, c/o Max Gouge, 654 Summit Avenue, Spruce Pine, N.C. 28777. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at webb@funeral-plans.com. Webb Funeral Home, Spruce Pine, N.C., (828-765-4277, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles H. Hyder

   Charles Hubert Hyder III, 69, 21601 Darden Road, Astor, Fla., died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Hyder was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Charles Hubert and Maude Fair Hyder. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Carter.
   Mr. Hyder had lived in Florida since 1995. He was the former owner and operator of Basement Water Control Systems in Elizabethton and was active in the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Astor and a former member of Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga.
   He had served in the United States Army and also the United States Air Force. He was a member of Watauga Masonic Lodge #622.
   Survivors include his wife, Zetta Treadway Hyder; two sons, Charles H. Hyder IV, Kingsport, and Roy E. Hyder, Knoxville; three sisters, Leona Taft, Butler, Verna Peters and Opal Wilson, both of Elizabethton; a half-brother, James Livingston, Fredricksburg, Va.; and a grandson, Chad Hyder.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HYDER -- Funeral services for Charles Hubert Hyder III, 69, 21601 Darden Road, Astor, Fla., who died Sunday, August 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Jordan and the Rev. Harold Mains officiating. Music will be provided by Kathy Martin, soloist, and singers from Higher Ground Baptist Church, Kingsport. Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 will conduct a memorial service following the funeral service. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Kenneth Treadway, Chad Hyder, Bernie Taylor, David Russell, Jason Street, Ryan Alderson, Phillip Peters and Bill Hartley. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Slagle, Jim Hartley, Arlie Dial, Marvin Dial, Roy Allen Hicks Jr., James Hicks, Leo Roy, Bill Linsey, George Wilson, Harold Taft, Sam Combs, Elmer Bowers, Mike Reed, Joe Loven, Paul Hilton, Lynn Treadway, Wayne Treadway, Wendall Treadway, members of Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 and the Senior Men's Sunday School Class of Fairview Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence W. Jenkins

   PLANT CITY, Fla. -- Lawrence Willard Jenkins, 53, of Plant City, died in Plant City.
   Mr. Jenkins was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and had moved to the Tampa area 35 years ago. He was a self-employed handyman and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Linda Fay Jenkins, Plant City; two daughters, Tina Christine Claville and Nancy A. Beauchamp, both of Plant City; two brothers, Jackie Lee Jenkins, Haines City, and Charles Ashworth Kuykendall, Lakeland; and a sister, Kathy Lynn Matherly, Willow Oak.
   Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City, Fla., (813) 737-3128, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty W. Lyons

   Betty W. Lyons, 69, 231 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, formerly of 1812 Central Avenue, died Monday, August 6, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Lyons was a native of Smythe County, Va., and the daughter of the late Carl and Nellie Gray Short Yontz. She was also preceded in death by two brothers.
   Mrs. Lyons was a retired employee of Levi-Strauss.
   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael "Bear" and Jackie Lyons, Hampton, and Tim E. Lyons, Elizabethton; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Virgie Yontz, Elizabethton; and a sister, Remona Collins, Marion, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   LYONS -- A candlelight funeral service for Betty W. Lyons, 69, 231 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton, formerly of 1812 Central Avenue, who died Monday, August 6, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Jason McIntosh officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be David Collins, Bryon Yontz, Mark Yontz, Lucas Yontz, Myron Woods and Greg Hurley. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to 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.

August 6, 2001

Mary I. Bowman

   Mary Ina Bowman, 73, 428 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, August 3, 2001, at Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville, following an extended illness.
   Ms. Bowman was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late George Marshall and Laura Perkins Smith. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Georgia Marie Smith, and a brother, William Edwin Smith.
   Ms. Bowman was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. She was retired from Johnson City Medical Center Hospital as a receptionist and switchboard operator after 25 years of service.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mona Clabough Short and Steve Short, Knoxville; a granddaughter, Laura Short, Knoxville; and an aunt, Ora Thomas, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   BOWMAN -- Candlelight funeral services for Mary Ina Bowman, 73, 428 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, August 3, 2001, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Bo Deaton, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Bo Deaton, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Short, James Greenlee, Ken Miller, Dr. Clarence Spannuth and Dr. Jeff Farrow. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 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.

Bernice C. Clark

  
Mrs. Bernice Claudia Clark, 93, 110 Carterview Dr., Elizabethton, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A Shawnee Town, Ill., native, she was a daughter of the late George B. and Nancy Tadlock Lambert. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. Clark, a son, Earl L. Clark, and a daughter, Norma Jean Clark Hightree.
   Mrs. Clark was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a daughter, Ruth C. Belcher, Elizabethton, one sister, Nina L. Kibler, Warren, Ohio, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
   Graveside service and burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Vienna, Ohio.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Louise H. Folger

   Louise Madeline Grindstaff Hammett Folger, 87, South Venice, Fla., died July 2, 2001, in Bon Secours Venice Hospital.
   An Elizabethton native, Mrs. Folger moved to Venice, Fla. in 1975.
   Mrs. Folger retired as the order clerk from North American Rayon Corp., Elizabethton, Tenn., and as bookkeeper for the Franklin Clinic, Elizabethton, Tenn. She was a member of the Venice Church of the Nazarene and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
   Survivors include her son, Dr. Richard G. Hammett, and his wife, Lynn, of Nokomis, Fla., two grandsons, Trey Hammett, Atlanta, Ga., and Chuck Hammett, Tallahassee, Fla.
   Farley Funeral Home and Crematory Venice Chapel, Venice, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. Private services will be held with burial in Happy Valley Cemetery, Elizabethton, Tenn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Venice Church of the Nazarene, 1535 Venice Ave., E., Venice, FL 34292, or the American Cancer Society South County Unit, 2100 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite A, Venice, FL 34293.

Charles H. Hyder

   Charles Hubert Hyder III, 69, 21601 Darden Road, Astor, Fla., died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Hyder was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Charles Hubert and Maude Fair Hyder. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Carter.
   Mr. Hyder had lived in Florida since 1995. He was the former owner and operator of Basement Water Control Systems in Elizabethton and was active in the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Astor and a former member of Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga.
   He had served in the United States Army and also the United States Air Force. He was a member of Watauga Masonic Lodge #622.
   Survivors include his wife, Zetta Treadway Hyder; two sons, Charles H. Hyder IV, Kingsport, and Roy E. Hyder, Knoxville; three sisters, Leona Taft, Butler, Verna Peters and Opal Wilson, both of Elizabethton; a half-brother, James Livingston, Fredricksburg, Va.; and a grandson, Chad Hyder.
   Mr. Hyder will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral services and interment. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.


Maggie V. Oliver

  
Maggie V. Oliver, 89, 137 Spears Ave., Elizabethton, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Oliver was a native of Lee County, Va., and the daughter of the late Frank and Ida Mae Woodard Huskey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James H. Oliver, a daughter, Eula Mae Oliver, and a son, James Lester Oliver.
   Mrs. Oliver was a homemaker. She was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.
   Survivors include four daughters, Rosalee Tribble, Kingsport, Nancy Broyles, Elizabethton, Pansey Brittenham and Lola Sweeney, both of Bristol, Va.; two sons, Ernest "Fuzz" Oliver and Wiley C. Oliver, both of Elizabethton; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Carr, London, Ky.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Earl Huskey, Melbourne, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   OLIVER -- Graveside services for Maggie V. Oliver, 89, 137 Spears Ave., Elizabethton, who died Thursday, August 2, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tim Williams, Rick Trivette, Steve Burrough, Carl Lynn Burrough, Jim Burrough, Kenneth Woods, Charlie Murray and Tim Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Haskel Broyles, Kelly Sweeney, Junior Tribble and Wayne Winters. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, 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 of a daughter, Nancy Broyles, 805 Beech Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Gus F. Palmer

  
Gus F. Palmer, 61, 1302 Spruce Lane, Apt. D, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Palmer was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Felix and Lena Fields Palmer. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Gena Palmer, and two brothers, Lawrence and Jim Palmer.
   Mr. Palmer was a retired construction worker.
   Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Shelby Palmer, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Tina and Jeff Clemons and Shirley Shelburne Palmer, all of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Sara Palmer and Billy and April Palmer, all of Elizabethton; seven grandchildren; four sisters; and special friends, Inez Palmer, Elaine Street, Joann Buckles and Rosemary Matlock. Several nieces, nephews and in-laws also survive.
   A memorial service for Mr. Palmer will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m. at the residence, 1302 Spruce Lane, Apt. D, Elizabethton.
   This announcement courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

August 3, 2001

Bonnie B. Chambers

   Mrs. Bonnie Birchfield Chambers, 90, of Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, died Thursday, August 2, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Mrs. Chambers was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John and Martha Stanley Birchfield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Chambers, a son, J.B. Chambers, and a granddaughter, Patty Murphy.
   Mrs. Chambers was a Free Will Baptist.
   Survivors include six daughters and four sons-in-law, Eva Arnett, Martha Cady and Barbara and Earl Lacey, all of Elizabethton, Volena and Harless Woodby, Hampton, Goldie and Ray Davis, Unicoi, and Judy and Don Smith, Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, Nathan Chambers Jr. and Brenda Chambers, Hampton; a brother, Burnie Birchfield, Elizabethton; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Carolyn Sue Bradford, and her husband, Perry Bradford; and her special friends, Tassie Hall, Maude Smith and Marie Pippin.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CHAMBERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Birchfield Chambers, 90, of Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, who died Thursday, August 2, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Burleson and the Rev. Tommy Largent officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, August 5, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, will be Jamey Tolley, Al Garden, Earl Lacey, Bill Chambers, Bud Blevins and Jim Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Lannie Perkins, DeWayne Ledford, Jason Lacey, Jerry Hardin and James Chambers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

August 2, 2001

C.J. Bowers

   C.J. Bowers, 77, 618 Linden Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at his residence after a brief illness.
   Mr. Bowers was a native of Carter County and the son of the late John and Maggie Taylor Bowers.
   Mr. Bowers was of the Baptist faith and was a former employee of East Tennessee Chair Company. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served in World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Hilda Grindstaff Bowers, of the home; a daughter, Roxanna Bowers, Washington, D.C.; a son, James Bowers, Mountain Home; a sister, Ophelia Burleson, Elizabethton; a brother, Howard Bowers, Rogersville; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Bowers, Washington, D.C.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BOWERS -- Graveside services for C.J. Bowers, 77, 618 Linden Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, August 3, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the VA Chaplain officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. Friends may call at their convenience on Thursday, August 2, between 12 noon and 5 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Bowers 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.
  

Delores G. Williams

   Delores Gail Green Williams, 60, 1133 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Williams was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Rains Watson.
   Mrs. Williams was retired from Inland Container Corporation. She had formerly served on the Board of Directors for Inland Container Corporation's Credit Union. She was a member of the Fellowship Community Church, Watauga.
   Survivors include her husband, Gerald Max Williams; three daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah Gail Williams and Jeri-Kay Williams, both of The home, and Melissa "Missy" Williams Bare and Gary Bare, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and R.J. Wilson, Elizabethton; a brother, Lloyd "Buddy" Watson, Elizabethton; a stepgrandson, Corey Bare; and two nephews, Randy Wilson and Michael Wilson.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Delores Gail Green Williams, 60, 1133 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 3, at Fellowship Community Church, Watauga, with the Rev. Ken Hauser and the Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Music will be provided by Teresa Range and Jennifer Hauser. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Friday and at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Raymond Hooks, Sam Phillips, Sammy Phillips, Dean Phillips, John Vannoy, Glen Bare, Eddie Humphrey, Steve Vannoy and Scottie Bare. Honorary pallbearers will be Employees and Former Employees of Inland Container Corporation, Dr. Stephen Frye and Staff, Dr. Jeffrey Fenyves and Staff, Dr. Maria Becka, Dr. Jonathan Bremer and the late Dr. C.J. Wells. Also surviving is her pet dog, "Baby Boy Bandit." The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Fellowship Community Church. Friends may also call at the residence of her sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and R.J. Wilson, 828 Mulberry Street, Elizabethton. 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.
  

August 1, 2001

C.J. Bowers

  C.J. Bowers, 77, 618 Linda Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at his residence.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Dennis B. Rippy

  Dennis Blair Rippy, 49, of Charlotte, N.C., died Monday, July 30, 2001, at his home.
  Mr. Rippy was born in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1951, to Mrs. Bonnie Alice Boaz Rippy and the late Robert Rippy. He was stationed on Marine One during the Nixon administration, taught school at Johnson County High School in Mountain City for three years, ministered at various fellowships, and was an insurance salesman thereafter. He served in various ministerial and administrative capacities at MorningStar Fellowship for the last eight years.
  Survivors include his wife, Jackie Rippy, Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Dennis B. Rippy II, Pensacola, Fla., and Jason William Rippy, Elizabethton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Dana Lynn Zondory and Michael Zondory, Advance, N.C., and Rebecca Dawn Rippy, Pineville, N.C.; his mother, Bonnie A. Rippy, Pineville, N.C.; and a brother, Robert Rippy, Tampa Fla.
  Heritage Funeral Home, 4431 Old Monroe Road, Indian Trail, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

  RIPPY -- Funeral services for Dennis Blair Rippy, 49, of Charlotte, N.C., who died Monday, July 30, 2001, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 2, at MorningStar Fellowship, 627 Pressley Road, Charlotte, N.C., with Robin McMillian and Rick Joyner officiating. Interment will be held at a private plot in Moravian Falls, N.C. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home, 4431 Old Monroe Road, Indian Trail, N.C. The family requests that memorials be made to MorningStar Fellowship, c/o Dennis Rippy Memorial Missions Fund, 627 Pressley Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217. Heritage Funeral Home, 4431 Old Monroe Road, Indian Trail, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

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.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  WADE -- Funeral services for Patricia Ann Wade, 43, 17 Terwilliger Road, Tillson, N.Y., who died Saturday, July 28, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 2, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Keith Stockton and the Rev. Buddy Arnold officiating. Music will be provided by the Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 3, in the VanHuss Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be Leonard Richardson, Wayne Pierce, Charles Pierce, Richard Pierce, Phillip Nave and Bill Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Richardson and Dan Crow. 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 mother, Mary Belle Crow, 278 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.