September 14, 2001

Helen H. Bryant

   Mrs. Helen Haun Bryant, 78, 2496 Lakewood Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   Mrs. Bryant was a native of Unicoi County but had lived in Johnson City for the past 25 years. She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Winnie Ledford Haun and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Tittle, in 1988; a daughter, Patricia Martin, in 2000; two brothers, Charles Haun and Clarence Haun; and a sister, Madeline Thompson.
   Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and a member of Johnson City Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Kenneth and Jean Tittle, Johnson City, and Robert E. and Jessie Tittle, Sparks, Nev.; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Janice and Eston Cooper, Erwin, Shirley and Larry Chambers, Sparks, Nev., Betty Hardin, Kingsport, Kathy and Larry Hilton, Kingsport, and Donna and Carl Hyder, Johnson City; a brother, Alvin Haun, Erwin; a sister, Ruby Greene, Erwin; and a sister-in-law, Esther Haun, Erwin. Twenty-one grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

   BRYANT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Haun Bryant, 78, 2496 Lakewood Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, September 12, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, September 14, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. O.P. Stokes and the Rev. Todd McLaughlin officiating. Music will be provided by Tracy McLaughlin, Cheryl Hobson, Kathy Norris, Angie Rice and Nancy K. Bogart. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 15, in the Haun-White Cemetery, Rock Creek Community, Erwin. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Friday and at the cemetery by 12:30 p.m. Saturday, will be grandsons and Stanley Rice. Family, ministers and friends may gather at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Donna Hyder, 136 Shenandoah Drive, Pinecrest Community (off the Milligan Highway). Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

Ossie D. Davenport

   Ossie Deloach Davenport, 88, 122 Old Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 13, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Davenport was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Bob and Minnie Helton Deloach. She was also preceded in death by a son, Harold Davenport; two daughters, Margie Davenport Coleman and Alice Yvonne Davenport; two brothers, Emmett Deloach and Robert Deloach; a half brother, Frank Deloach; two half sisters, Eva Helton and Ethel Troxell; and a great-granddaughter, Mandrea Ruth Hicks.
   Mrs. Davenport was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church. She was a former Certified Nursing Assistant with Hermitage Health Care Center, Elizabethton, and a part-time antique dealer.
   Survivors include her husband of 73 years, W.E. "Frank" Davenport, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Glen and Tina Davenport, Erwin, and Bobby and Phyllis Davenport, Elizabethton; and a son-in-law, Edgar Coleman, Elizabethton. Eleven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   DAVENPORT -- Funeral services for Ossie Deloach Davenport, 88, 122 Old Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, September 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. D.C. Byrd and the Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Music will be under the direction of Darren Shepard. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Richard Davenport, Stephen Davenport, Frankie Coleman, Keith Davenport, Chris Roberson, Jeremy Davenport and Eric Poche. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Ed Bailey, Chester Davenport, David Hall, Eddie Coleman, Gary Thomas, Andrew Shell, Homer Sims and Charlie Powell. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 122 Old Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Adventa Hospice, 106 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Albert G. Range

   Albert G. Range, 84, 1361 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 13, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Range was a native of Washington County and the son of the late Hugh Range and Myrtle Hart Range Barnes. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Nell Edens Range, April 2, 1989, a brother, R.L. Range, and a half brother, Ernest Range.
   Mr. Range was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and was retired from the Knitting Department of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Loretta Range, Lubbock, Texas; a grandson, David G. Range, Lubbock, Texas; two half sisters, Mary Geiselman and Dorothy Range, both of Peru, Ind.; and an aunt, Anita Hart Taylor, Elizabethton. Friends at Lynn Valley Baptist Church and neighbors also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Billy Walker

   Billy "Bob" Walker, 63, 175 River Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday, September 13, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

September 13, 2001

Gloria R. Kerley

   Gloria Rankin Kerley, 65, 810 Quail Ridge Court, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Kerley was a native of Logan, W.Va., and the daughter of the late Warren and Florence Vinson Rankin. She was also preceded in death by an infant grandson, John Thomas Knight.
   Mrs. Kerley was a member of Roan Mountain United Methodist Church and Bruce McDonald Methodist Church, Man, W.Va. She was a graduate of Logan High School and Morris Harvey College, Charleston, W.Va. She was a teacher in Logan County Schools for 33 years and also taught at Happy Valley Elementary School in Elizabethton. She was Past President of Tridelphia Women's Club, Past President of United Methodist Women and elected into Who's Who of American Women.
   Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Bob T. Kerley, of the home; two daughters, Kelli Ann Hradek, Bradenton, Fla., and Kimberly Jan Knight, Hinsdale, Ill.; four granddaughters, Lauren Ashley and Alexis Ann Hradek, Madison Elizabeth and Caroline Kerley Knight, Hinsdale, Ill.; and three sisters, Berniece Arnold and Phyllis Maynard, both of Logan, W.Va., and Kaye Kuzell, Sandusky, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   KERLEY -- Funeral services for Gloria Rankin Kerley, 65, 810 Quail Ridge Court, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Steven Morrison and the Rev. Vaughn Myers officiating. Music will be under the direction of Lois Myers. Committal and entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 14, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be brothers-in-law, Bill Kerley, Lawson Kerley and Harry Kerley, and nephews, Tom Kerley, Don Kerley, Steve Kerley and Andrew Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Heaton, Roan Mountain, Dr. Tom Long and Bob Rowe, both of Man, W.Va., Robert Clark, Mountain City, and William Clark, Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Roan Mountain United Methodist Church, 307 Johnson Street, Roan Mountain, Tenn. 37687. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

September 12, 2001

Geraldine A. Donally

  Geraldine A. Donally, 40, 186 Snyder Road, Apt. #1, Mountain City, died Monday, September 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Mrs. Donally was a native of Carter County and had made her home in Johnson County for some time. She was a daughter of the late Floyd and Viva Williams and was also preceded in death by a brother, James Arnett.
  Mrs. Donally was a member of the Community Church.
  Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Donally, of the home; a daughter, Jessica McElyea, Mountain City; a son, Jimmy Bowling, Mountain City; and a sister, Helen Whitehead, Roan Mountain. One grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.
  Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.FuneralPlans.com/Percy-Hux

  DONALLY -- Funeral services for Geraldine A. Donally, 40, 186 Snyder Road, Apt. #1, Mountain City, who died Monday, September 10, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, from the chapel of Percy-Hux Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Drake and Bud Reece officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 13, at Sunset Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jamie McElyea, Tony McElyea, Bill McElyea, Jayson McElyea, Bud Reece and Aaron Dixon. Honorary pallbearers will be Rondal Vines and James Ritchie. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the home of Tony and Robin McElyea, 631 Stout Road, Mountain City, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at percy-hux@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Kerley

  Mrs. Gloria Kerley, 810 Quail Ridge Court, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Anna E. Tyree

  Mrs. Anna Evelyn Tyree, 57, 302 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 10, 2001, at Hillview Health Center after a brief illness.
  Mrs. Tyree was a native of Washington County and the daughter of Hubert Roark, Johnson City, and the late Quilla Story Roark. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Tyree.
  Mrs. Tyree was formerly employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors, in addition to her father, include three daughters, Jennifer Carden, Unicoi, Lucinda Tyree, Johnson City, and Kelly Tyree, of the home; a stepdaughter, Jeraldine Schmid; a son, Samuel Ayers, Bristol; a sister, Pauline Tipton, Elizabethton; and six brothers, David Roark, Conover, N.C., Spencer Roark, Roy Roark, Sam Roark, Dennis Roark and Kenneth Roark, all of Johnson City. Fifteen grandchildren also survive.
  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  TYREE -- Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Anna Evelyn Tyree, 57, 302 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, who died Monday, September 10, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 13, at Cherry Grove Cemetery, Johnson City, with the Rev. James Bennett officiating. Active pallbearers will be Vernon Clawson, Tony Carden Jr., Adam Tester, Bobby Tester, David Pierce and Lynn Carroll. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Samuel Ayers, 2521 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 11, 2001

Belle J. Deyton

  BURNSVILLE, N.C. -- Belle Johnson Deyton, 93, of Burnsville, died Monday, September 10, 2001, at Yancey Nursing Center after an extended illness.
  Mrs. Deyton was a native of Yancey County and a daughter of the late Elihue and Tina Bennett Johnson. She was the wife of Burdett Deyton, who died October 8, 1978, and was also preceded in death by a brother, Smith Johnson, and a sister, Annie Johnson.
  Mrs. Deyton was a member of Patterson Branch Freewill Baptist Church.
  Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Edd England and Anna and Leland Scott, all of Burnsville, Mary Ruth and Harold Blevins, Green Mountain, and Marlene and Ralph McMahan, Asheville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Vinita Deyton, Burnsville, and Warren and Ann Deyton, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and a brother, Ike Johnson, Green Mountain. Sixteen grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive.
  Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home, Burnsville, is in charge of arrangements.

  DEYTON -- Funeral services for Belle Johnson Deyton, 93, of Burnsville, N.C., who died Monday, September 10, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home, Burnsville, N.C., with the Rev. Ricky Bennett officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, in the Howell Cemetery on Patterson Branch in Burnsville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of Mary Ruth Blevins. Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home, Burnsville, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

September 10, 2001

Nina G. Shell

Nina G. Shell, 83, formerly of 1741 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 7, 2001, at Hermitage Health Care Center after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Shell was a native of Wise County, Va., and the daughter of the late H.O. and Eula Miner Rowan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. Shell, and two brothers, Tom Rowan and Freddie Rowan.
   Mrs. Shell was a member of Southside Christian Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include three daughters, Harriet Dugger, Elizabethton, Carol Buchanan, Johnson City, and Bobbie Livingston, Nashville; a son, Larry Shell, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six brothers, Bob Rowan and Joe Rowan, both of Johnson City, Jack Rowan, Huntsville, Ala., Buddy Rowan, Mims, Fla., Jerry Rowan, Dayton, Ohio, and Kenneth Rowan, Bishop, Calif.; and two sisters, Alice Sisk and Mart Presnell, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   SHELL -- Funeral services for Nina G. Shell, 83, formerly of 1741 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, September 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 9, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Mike Koruschak, minister, officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, September 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Dugger, Chad Dugger, Doug Deloach, Jeff Garland, Craig Odom and Lucas Deloach. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Harriet Dugger, 1741 Southside Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Fannie E. Taratuta

ΚΚ Mrs. Fannie E. Taratuta, 77, 180 Jarrett Buck Loop, Johnson City, died Saturday, September 8, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Taratuta was a native of South Range, Mich., and had lived in Johnson City since 1980.
   Mrs. Taratuta was a retired employee of the Ex-Cello Corporation in Highland Park, Mich., with 38 years of service. She was of the Lutheran faith.
   Survivors include three daughters, Karen Samartino, Armada, Mich., Mary S. Forrester, Damascus, Va., and Margie Elliott, Mellen, Wis.; a sister, Lempi Macki, Baraga, Mich.; four grandchildren, Michael Taratuta, Johnson City, Robert Stout, Johnson City, Bruce Elliott, Chicago, Ill., and Kelly Parker, New London, Wis.; and a great-grandson, Miles G. Parker, New London, Wis.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   TARATUTA -- Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie E. Taratuta, 77, 180 Jarrett Buck Loop, Johnson City, who died Saturday, September 8, 2001, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, wth the Rev. Charles Litterer, Pastor Emeritus of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elizabethton, officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be selected. A special friend to Mrs. Taratuta is Mabel Higgins of Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. Those desiring to send memorials may make them to the Johnson City or Carter County Humane Society. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

September 9, 2001

Ruth D. Cole

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Mrs. Ruth D. Cole, 78, 333 Okolona Road, Johnson City, died Friday, September 7, 2001, at Asbury Center, Johnson City.
   Mrs. Cole was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Eugene and Mollie Gouge DeVault. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Horace C. Cole, in 1978, and by several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Cole was a member of Buffalo Valley Christian Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter, Jane C. Bishop, Johnson City; a brother, Ralph DeVault, Johnson City; a son-in-law and his wife, James and Lynn Andrews, Butler; and four grandchildren, Susan Bishop and Allen Bishop, both of Johnson City, David Andrews, Raleigh, N.C., and Hayley Penix, Fairfax, Va. A special niece, Jennie Ottinger, Johnson City, and several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   COLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth D. Cole, 78, 333 Okolona Road, Johnson City, who died Friday, September 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 9, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Eddie DeVault and Mr. David Slayton, ministers, officiating. Music will be by John Russaw, soloist, and Mrs. Lynn Andrews, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, September 10, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Leonard, Martin Laws, Bryan Burleson, Raymond Bishop, Kenny Broyles and Roscoe Townsend. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Mark Williams, Holland Morelock, the staff of the Second Floor of Asbury Center and members of Buffalo Valley Christian Church. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday or at the residence, 333 Okolona Road, Johnson City, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Buffalo Valley Christian Church, 109 Buffalo Valley Church Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. 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

Billie J. Hackney

   Billie Jean Hackney, 66, 3288 Sink Valley Road, Butler, died Thursday, September 6, 2001, from injuries received in an automobile accident on Highway 67.
   Mrs. Hackney was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Virgil K. and Minnie L. Stout Harmon. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Dugger, and by five sisters and a brother.
   Mrs. Hackney was a former employee of Burlington Industries. She was a member of Sink Valley Baptist Church.
   Survivors include five grandchildren, Prudence Dugger, of the home, Mandy Whitson, Starr Morefield, Tammy Lowe and Chad Lowe; a daughter, Joyce Marie Hackney, Laurel Bloomery; three sisters, Bonnie Stout, Butler, Wyona Malcolm, Elkhart, Ind., and Villa Sparks, Andrews, N.C.; a brother, Jeter Harmon, Butler; and three great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Dugger, Casey Morefield and Megan Cooter. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Percy-Hux
  
   HACKNEY -- Graveside services and interment for Billie Jean Hackney, 66, 3288 Sink Valley Road, Butler, who died Thursday, September 6, 2001, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 8, in the Lakeview Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Sparks officiating, Friends may call at the residence, 3288 Sink Valley Road, Butler, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at percy-hux@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Hackney

ΚΚ Robert Earl "Bob" Hackney, 68, 3288 Sink Valley Road, Butler, died Thursday, September 6, 2001, from injuries received in an automobile accident on Highway 67.
   Mr. Hackney was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Joe and Lena Payne Hackney. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Dugger, and a brother, Lester R. Hackney.
   Mr. Hackney was retired from North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of Sink Valley Baptist Church.
   Survivors include grandchildren, Prudence Dugger, of the home, Mandy Whitson, Starr Morefield, Tammy Lowe and Chad Lowe; a daughter, Joyce Marie Hackney, Laurel Bloomery; a sister, JoAnn Pritchard, Elizabethton; and three great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Dugger, Casey Morefield and Megan Cooter. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Percy-Hux
  
   HACKNEY -- Graveside services and interment for Robert Earl "Bob" Hackney, 68, 3288 Sink Valley Road, Butler, who died Thursday, September 6, 2001, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 8, in the Lakeview Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Sparks officiating, Friends may call at the residence, 3288 Sink Valley Road, Butler, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at percy-hux@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.

William N. Laws

ΚΚ William Nathaniel Laws, infant son of Albert Lee II and Carol White Laws, 419 Laughren Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, September 6, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, George Roberts, and his maternal great-grandparents, Dan and Sarah Lockner and John and Marie White.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his paternal grandparents, Albert and Gail Laws, Unicoi; his paternal great-grandparents, James A. and Verna Laws, Unicoi; his paternal great-grandmother, Verlie Roberts, Unicoi; his maternal grandparents, Homer and Patsy White, Erwin; four aunts, Rhonda Mango, Karen Brito, Kathy Ponce and Kim Laws; and seven first cousins, Brian Blevins, Manuel Ponce, Caleb Brito, Joshua Brito, Megan Mango, Allison Mango and Lana Brito. Several great-aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LAWS -- Funeral services for William Nathaniel Laws, infant son of Albert Lee II and Carol White Laws, 419 Laughren Road, Unicoi, who died Thursday, September 6, 2001, were held at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 8, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Cloyd, the Rev. Charles Lee Johnson and the Rev. Charlie Woodby officiating. Music was provided by the Barner Family Trio. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 9, in the Woodby-Pate Cemetery, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi. Ronnie Laws, Jerry Peterson, Jason Carr and Bryan Forbes will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the cemetery by 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Family, friends and ministers may gather at the cemetery by 12:45 p.m. Sunday. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Albert and Gail Laws, Laughren Road, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

Margie F. Peterson

ΚΚ Mrs. Margie Fender Peterson, 68, 14271 Highway 67 West, Butler, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Peterson was a native of Yancey County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Vernon and Mary Wilson Fender. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Fender.
   Mrs. Peterson had lived in Warren, Mich., for 16 years before moving to Johnson County. She was a graduate of Bee Log High School and a former employee of Burlington Industries, Mountain City. She was a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church, where she sang in the church choir, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Johnson County Camp, Gideons International.
   Survivors include her husband, William Boyd Peterson; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dennis and Linda Peterson, Elizabethton, and Danny Peterson, Limestone; two brothers, Dewey Fender and Benny Fender, both of Burnsville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Nikki Trivette, Angelia Peterson and Danielle Peterson; two great-grandchildren, Calum Trivette and Jaideyn Trivette; a stepson, Jimmy Dean Courtner, Butler; and two special friends, Emaline Perkins and Blanche Berry.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PETERSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Margie Fender Peterson, 68, 14271 Highway 67 West, Butler, who died Saturday, September 8, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, September 10, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Simcox, the Rev. David Cunningham and the Rev. Sherwood Durkee officiating. Music will be provided by the Cobbs Creek Baptist Church Choir. A committal service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, at Bee Log Baptist Church, Burnsville, N.C., with interment in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Church, Guy Arney, Phillip Garver, Doug Trivette and her church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Peterson to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund, c/o the Johnson County Camp, P.O. Box 155, Mountain City, Tenn. 37683. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nina G. Shell

ΚΚ Nina G. Shell, 83, formerly of 1741 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 7, 2001, at Hermitage Health Care Center after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Shell was a native of Wise County, Va., and the daughter of the late H.O. and Eula Miner Rowan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. Shell, and two brothers, Tom Rowan and Freddie Rowan.
   Mrs. Shell was a member of Southside Christian Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include three daughters, Harriet Dugger, Elizabethton, Carol Buchanan, Johnson City, and Bobbie Livingston, Nashville; a son, Larry Shell, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six brothers, Bob Rowan and Joe Rowan, both of Johnson City, Jack Rowan, Huntsville, Ala., Buddy Rowan, Mims, Fla., Jerry Rowan, Dayton, Ohio, and Kenneth Rowan, Bishop, Calif.; and two sisters, Alice Sisk and Mart Presnell, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   SHELL -- Funeral services for Nina G. Shell, 83, formerly of 1741 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, September 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 9, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Gayle Hartley officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, September 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Dugger, Chad Dugger, Doug Deloach, Jeff Garland, Craig Odom and Lucas Deloach. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Harriet Dugger, 1741 Southside Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

September 7, 2001

John L. Cox

   John Lewis Cox, 64, 514 Lakeview Street, Bristol, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol.
   Mr. Cox was a native of Carter County and a son of the late John Sidney and Alverta Mae Northern Cox. He was also preceded in death by a brother.
   Mr. Cox was a retired chef at the Camelot Country Club, Rogersville, and was of the Baptist faith. He had served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Mountain Empire American Culinary Federation.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Denise Adrianne Cox, of the home, and Kimberly Lynn and Adam Flotho, Cedar Hill; a son, Sidney Garrett Cox, of the home; and three grandchildren, Donita Marie Brown, Danielle Page Taylor and Deidre Bell Taylor, all of Springfield. A niece, three nephews, two aunts and two uncles also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COX -- Funeral services for John Lewis Cox, 64, 514 Lakeview Street, Bristol, who died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 8, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David St. Clair and the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be H.B. Campbell, Maurice Shell, John Wright, Greg Wright, Heat Cox and Robert Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mountain Empire Culinary Federation. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. For those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Cox to the Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, Tenn. 37620. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Frankie Davis

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Mrs. Frankie Davis, 87, 1960 Milligan Highway, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 4, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Davis was a native of Carter County. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, where she was involved in all of the church activities prior to her illness. She was attending Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Davis was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 47 years of service.
   Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Viola Joines and Louise and Howard Jewett, all of Elizabethton, and her nieces and nephews, Keith Massey and his wife, Mary Anne, Mrs. Jeanette Jewett Bailey and her husband, Bill, Mrs. Judy Suber, Mrs. Pat Runion and Mrs. Janice Keller.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DAVIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Frankie Davis, 87, 1960 Milligan Highway, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, September 4, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 6, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. Music was provided by Greg and Tammy Ruston. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be Arvin "Toad" Ketchem, Bill Burkhart, Howard Jewett, Keith Massey, Kenneth Jewett and Gordon Lewis. A special "Thank You" to the Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Friends may call at the residence of her sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Howard Jewett, 1960 Milligan Highway, 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.

Juanita C. Gourley

  
Juanita Clemons Gourley, 80, of Spencer, formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Gourley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Isaac and Rassie Messimore Clemons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James William Gourley, October 5, 1992.
   Mrs. Gourley was a member of Hill Road Baptist Church for the past two years and a former member of East Side Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Brenda Gayle Hampton, Elizabethton, and Jackie Lynn and Larry Davis, Spencer, and a son and daughter-in-law, James "Jim" William and Jean Gourley, Lakeland, Fla. Thirteen grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   GOURLEY -- Funeral services for Juanita Clemons Gourley, 80, of Spencer, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 7, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Music will be under the direction of Claude Duncan, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 8, at Patton-Simmons Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Matthew Lynn Bowling, Tony Allen, Raymond Johnson, Phillip Brymer, Stewart Stevenson, Matthew Davis, Michael Davis and Steven Gourley. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Adventa Hospice, 106 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Dale Hamilton

   
Dale Hamilton, 85, 255 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Hillview Nursing Home after an extended illness.
   Mr. Hamilton was a native of Berrien Springs, Mich., and a son of the late Charles Walter and Jessie Hamilton. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Collins, and a sister, Phyllis Martin.
   Mr. Hamilton had lived in Carter County for 65 years. He was a retired self-employed painter, wall paper and flooring contractor. He was a member of Siam Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Inez Heaton Hamilton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Evelyn Hamilton, Elizabethton, and Ted and Janice Hamilton, Johnson City; a sister, Lois Hund, Benton Harbor, Mich.; a son-in-law, Luther Collins, Elizabethton; and eight grandchildren, Teresa Hampton, Teddy Collins, Susie Bledsoe, Jeff Hamilton, Ginger Bailey, Jimmy Hamilton, Cindy Elliott and Angie Oliver. Nine great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HAMILTON -- Funeral services for Dale Hamilton, 85, 255 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 8, at Siam Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Roddy and Mr. Greg Key officiating. Music will be provided by Billy Anderson. Interment will be in the Nave Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, will be Jimmy Hamilton, Jeff Hamilton, Charlie Hamilton, Teddy Collins, Jon Hampton, Ed Hampton, Bobby Elliott and Joseph Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Hood, Jack Montgomery, Ralph Stitt, Kyle Chambers, Wesley Grindstaff, Eston Treadway, Martin Nave, Jeff Bledsoe, Sam Rogers, Hunter Estep, Alphas Anderson, Ronnie Lovelace, Chris McKay, Jack Randolph, Charles Lipford, Matt Bailey, Tony Hyder, Jim Williams, Elmer Rehart, Dr. Robert Walter and the Staff of Hillview Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Siam Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Evelyn Hamilton, 134 S.J. Oliver Loop, Elizabethton. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel S. Ramsey

  Hazel S. Ramsey, 97, 551 Crook Street, Hampton, died Thursday, September 6, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Ramsey was a native of Lewiston, Neb., and was raised in Douglas, Wyo. She had lived in Butler and had lived in Hampton the last 65 years. She was the daughter of the late Milton and Sadie LaFever Copenhaver and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert P. Ramsey, two sons, James M. Ramsey and Bobby Ramsey, a grandson, Kenneth Stout, and by several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Ramsey was a homemaker and a former cook of Hampton Elementary School and the Captain's Table at Lakeshore. She was a member of the Community Chapel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three daughters, Betty Ramsey Mink, Hampton, Virginia Ramsey Stout, Elizabethton, and Mary Ann Ramsey McNeil, Hampton; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Brenda Simpson, Bluff City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   RAMSEY -- Funeral services for Hazel S. Ramsey, 97, 551 Crook Street, Hampton, who died Thursday, September 6, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 9, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Caudill officiating. Interment will follow the service at Lakeview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Russell Mink, Gary NcNeil, Joey McNeil, Bobby Ramsey, Jeff Mink, Joe Mink and Keith McNeil. Honorary pallbearers will be John Lewis, J.D. Smith, Mike Brock, Bill Gardner, Vaughn Simerly, Raymond Calhoun, Herman Tolley, Jack Lyons, Freddie Franz and Josh Appleby. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 551 Crook Street, Hampton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Dorothy D. Shultz

ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚ   Mrs. Dorothy Doris Shultz, 97, 601 Lloyd Lane, Lenoir City, formerly of 304 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Farragut Health Care Center, Knoxville.
   Mrs. Shultz was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William Thomas and Martha Ann Hyder McCloud. She was also preceded in death by her husband, W.H. Shultz Sr., in 1995, three brothers, Nolan, Joe and Zeb McCloud, and five sisters, Crystal Gentry, Bonnie Sheppard, Ruth Davis, Naomi Bush and Hazel Holan.
   Mrs. Shultz was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton, where she was a past president of the Fidelis Sunday School Class. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a former member of the DAR and a member and past president of the Elizabethton Woman's Club.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William H. Shultz Jr. and Mary Hill Shultz, Lenoir City; a granddaughter, Cynthia Shultz Noles; a grandson, William H. Shultz III; and three great-grandchildren, Victoria Ann Noles, William Taylor Shultz and Madison Bailey Shultz. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHULTZ-- Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Doris Shultz, 97, 601 Lloyd Lane, Lenoir City, formerly of 304 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Carol Bowers, organist. Entombment services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 8, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

September 6, 2001

John L. Cox

   John Lewis Cox, 64, 514 Lakeview Street, Bristol, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Frankie Davis

Mrs. Frankie Davis, 87, 1960 Milligan Highway, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 4, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Davis was a native of Carter County. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church but attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, where she was involved in all of the church activities prior to her illness.
   Mrs. Davis was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 47 years of service.
   Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Viola Joines and Louise and Howard Jewett, all of Elizabethton, and her nieces and nephews, Keith Massey and his wife, Mary Anne, Mrs. Judy Suber, Mrs. Pat Runion, Mrs. Janice Keller and Mrs. Jeanette Jewett Bailey and her husband, Bill.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DAVIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Frankie Davis, 87, 1960 Milligan Highway, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, September 4, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 6, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be provided by Greg and Tammy Ruston. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be Arvin "Toad" Ketchem, Bill Burkhart, Howard Jewett, Keith Massey, Kenneth Jewett and Walter Brown. A special "Thank You" to the Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Howard Jewett, 1960 Milligan Highway, 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.

Juanita C. Gourley

   Juanita Clemons Gourley, 80, of Spencer, Tenn., formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Charles Hamilton

Charles "Dale" Hamilton, 255 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Hillview Health Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Dorothy M. Shultz

   Mrs. Dorothy McCloud Shultz, 97, 601 Lloyd Lane, Lenoir City, formerly of 304 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Farragut Health Care Center, Knoxville.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

  

September 5, 2001

Bruce L. Calhoun

   Bruce Lester Calhoun, 62, 13519 Litewood Drive, Hudson, Fla., died Monday, September 3, 2001, at Tandem Health Care, Hudson, after a brief illness.
   Mr. Calhoun was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a son of Viola McCoury Calhoun, Hudson, Fla., and the late Austin Calhoun.
   Mr. Calhoun retired after 31 years as a contractor for General Telephone. He had lived in Florida for a number of years. He was of the Baptist faith and had served in the U.S. Army.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Glenyce Midgette Calhoun; a step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Billie and Iris Bowers, Lutz, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Ira Bostian, Johns Town, Pa.; two step-grandchildren, Kimberly Bowers, Kissimmee, Fla., and Chrissy Bowers, Lutz, Fla.; two nephews, Raymond Browning, Lionsville, Pa., and Kenny Frederick, York, Pa.; a niece, Diana Williams, El Paso, Texas; two great-nieces and a great-nephew, Nicole, Kellie and Daniel; and two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bill and Linda Daye, Lakeland, Fla., and Gloria and Bud Curry, Mulberry, Fla.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

   CALHOUN -- Funeral services for Bruce Lester Calhoun, 62, 13519 Litewood Drive, Hudson, Fla., who died Monday, September 3, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 6, at Vale Free Will Baptist Church, Newland, N.C., with the Rev. Finley McCoury and the Rev. Paul H. Webb officiating. Interment will be in the Ashley Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, will be Albee Calhoun, Rodney Baker, Hal Baker, Bo Sluder, Raymond Browning and Kenney Frederick. Pat Ray, VFW Post #4286, Newland, will conduct military graveside honors. The family will receive friends from 12 noon Thursday until the service hour at 2 p.m. at the church. Friends may also call at the residence of Bertha Calhoun, 650 Calhoun Hollow Road, Newland, N.C. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Frankie S. Davis

   Mrs. Frankie S. Davis, 87, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died there Tuesday, September 4, 2001.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Hazel C. Fair


   Hazel Casey Fair, 293 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 4, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Fair was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Earnest and Margaret Henry Casey.
   Mrs. Fair was a member of Centerview Church of Christ.
   Survivors include her husband, Hubert Fair, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Lea Fair, Lenoir City, and Roger and Jill Fair, Elizabethton; three sisters, Violet Price, Watauga, Joyce Lybrand, Wagner, S.C., and Marion Moody, Sebring, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jeremy Fair, Ryan Fair, Jason Fair, Chad Jones and Israel Jones; and one great-grandchild, Joshua Fair.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   FAIR -- Funeral services for Hazel Casey Fair, 293 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, September 4, 2001, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 6, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Centerview Church of Christ. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, September 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

September 4, 2001

Bruce L. Calhoun

   Bruce Lester Calhoun, 13519 Litewood Drive, Hudson, Fla., died Monday, September 3, 2001, at Tandern Health Care.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Wanda J. Clawson

   Wanda Jean "Jeanie" Clawson, 44, 140 McKinley Clawson Lane, Butler, died Sunday, September 2, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a short illness.
   Miss Clawson was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Maude Dellinger Clawson, Butler, and the late McKinley Clawson. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Molly Whaley and Anna Lee Gentry.
   Miss Clawson was a member of Elk Mills Christian Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a sister, Betty Dugger, Butler; six brothers, Beryl Clawson, Ross Clawson, Homer Clawson and Paul Clawson, all of Butler, Bill Clawson of South Carolina, and Delbert Clawson, Mountain City; and two special brothers-in-law, Terry Dugger and Luther Whaley, both of Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   CLAWSON -- Funeral services for Wanda Jean "Jeanie" Clawson, 44, 140 McKinley Clawson Lane, Butler, who died Sunday, September 2, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, at Elk Mills Christian Church with Mr. Terry Dugger and Mr. Andy Lunceford, ministers, officiating. Music will be by the Elk Mills Christian Church Choir and Gail Evans. Interment will follow the service in the Clawson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Chris Gentry, Johnny Clawson, Jerry Clawson, Joe Clawson, Richard Clawson, Kenny Clawson, Calvin Clawson, Fred Clawson, Aaron Guinn and Luther Whaley. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Elk Mills Christian Church, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 140 McKinley Clawson Lane, Butler, at any time. 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

James H. Jenkins

   James H. "Jimmy" Jenkins, 75, 149 Claude Simmons Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, September 1, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Jenkins was a native of Butler and a son of the late F. Herman and M. Vivian Harmon Jenkins.
   Mr. Jenkins was owner and operator of Jenkins Milker Service and was a 1951 graduate of Milligan College. He was a member of the VFW Post #2108 and served on the Board of Directors of Watauga Academy Alumni Association. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
   Mr. Jenkins was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He served in the South Pacific where he received two battle stars in the Liberation of Philippine Islands.
   Survivors include his wife, Brenda Ford Jenkins, of the home; two sons, James H. "Butch" Jenkins, Greeneville, and Ronnie Jenkins, Limestone; three stepsons, Mike Fair and Brian Keith Fair, both of Jonesborough, and Gary Fair, Johnson City; two brothers, Bill Jenkins, Limestone, and Frank Jenkins, Johnson City; two sisters, Alta Baskett, Kingsport, and Maxine Roberson, Molino, Fla.; four grandchildren, Kimberly M. Jenkins and Ronald W. Jenkins II, both of Limestone, April C. Jenkins, Johnson City, and 2nd Lt. Robert H. Jenkins, Quantico, USMC; four stepgrandchildren, Jessica Fair, James Fair, Alyssa Fair and Brian Keith Fair, all of Jonesborough; and two great-grandchildren, Kirsten M. Jenkins and Ronald W. Jenkins III, both of Limestone. Several nieces and nephews and a special nurse, Robin Brickey, also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JENKINS -- Funeral services for James H. "Jimmy" Jenkins, 75, 149 Claude Simmons Road, Johnson City, who died Saturday, September 1, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Broyles and the Rev. Gary Hill officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, at Roselawn Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gary Harris, David Baskett, Jerry Weston, Benny VanHuss, Shawn Jenkins, Mike Fair, Ronald Jenkins II and Robert Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Booth, Charlie Brown, Paul Baskett, Mark McInturff, Charlie Williams, Freddie Jones, Dennis Adams, Rev. Dan Smith, Rev. Charles Guinn, Rev. Johnie Widner and Dr. David C. Tabor. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Greene Valley Developmental Center, c/o Newel Cottage, P.O. Box 910, Greeneville, Tenn. 37744-0910. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Jesse F. Ray

   Jesse Frank Ray, 89, 1415 Happy Valley Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 3, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Mr. Ray was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Jesse Hamilton and Barbara Louise Greer Ray. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
   Mr. Ray had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was a 1934 graduate of Elizabethton High School and received his law degree in 1941. He was Business Agent for the Carpenter's Union Local #1517 in Johnson City for a number of years. In 1974, he was appointed Juvenile Judge of Carter County by Gov. Winfield Dunn, where he served until his retirement.
   He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a member and Sunday School Teacher at Harmony Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Margaret Proffitt Ray; a daughter, Marilyn Ray, Charlotte, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, J. Harold and Vickie Ray, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Eleanor Grant, Knoxville; and a special friend, Glen Collins. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RAY -- Funeral services for Jesse Frank Ray, 89, 1415 Happy Valley Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, September 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Owens and the Rev. David Burrell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 6, in the State Line Cemetery, Laurel Bloomery. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Harmony Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Basil Troutman

   Basil Troutman, 517 Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 2, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

September 2, 2001

Jean J. Fennell

   Jean J. Fennell, 70, 368 Burbank Rd., Roan Mountain, Tenn., died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   She was a naive of Derby, Conn., and a former resident of Ft. Pierce, Fla., she lived in Roan Mountain the last 14 years. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Hazel Barton Jorgensen.
   Mrs. Fennell was a member of Plumtree Presbyterian Church. She was a retired librarian for the public school system of Ft. Pierce, Fla.
   Survivors include her husband, Dewey S. Fennell, of the home, two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Kenneth Andreozzi, Roswell, Ga., and Joann and Thomas Leone, Newborn, Ga., one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Barbara Fennell, Cartersville, Ga., three brothers, Andrew Jorgensen, Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Bill Jorgensen and Steve Jorgensen, both of Hohenwald, Tenn., one sister, Judith Newsone, Meridian, Miss., seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 423-542-2232, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   FENNELL -- Funeral services for Jean J. Fennell, 70, 368 Burbank Rd., Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Dr. George R. Callahan officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at Greer Cemetery, Burbank community, in Roan Mountain, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be Dr. Tom Copeland, Tommy Jarett, Omar Haselgrove, Tom Freeman, Bill Wiseman and Howard Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Plumtree Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Plumtree Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 315, Plumtree, NC 28664. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail addrss tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 423-542-2232, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Clarence P. Scoggins

   Mr. Clarence P. Scoggins, 90, 310 West E St., Elizabethton, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Carter County, Tenn., he was the son of the late Charles R. and Bessie Minton Scoggins.
   He was a retired insurance agent and a member of First United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Stallard Scoggins, of the home, a sister, Wanda Austin, Elizabethton, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SCOGGINS -- Funeral services for Clarence P. Scoggins, 310 W. E St., Elizabethton, Tenn., who died Thursay, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. William R. Carter, minister, officiating. Music will be by Mr. David Arney, organist. Interment will follow the service in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bill Roberts, Jim Stallard, Drew Jones, Gary Austin, Jerry Blevins, Darrell Larkin and Carroll Broome. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 PM on Sunday or at the residence, 301 W. E St., Elizabethton at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 325 E. E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family by e-mail at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

August 31, 2001

Robert C. Bailey
   Robert Chole Bailey, 82, 812 Dennis Cove Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, August 28, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Mr. Bailey was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Flaude T. and Bessie Bailey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Donna Campbell Bailey, and by eight brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Bailey was a retired electrician and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
   Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Willis, Teresa D. Norris and Roma Estep, all of Hampton, and a son, Bill Campbell, of Michigan. Ten grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Makayla L. Garland

   Makayla Lynn Maude Garland, infant daughter of Timothy and Deborah Preslor Garland, 2958 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, Maude Brummitt; her paternal great-grandparents, Clarence and Eliza Garland, Jim and Louise Matheson and Henry Nelson; and a special uncle, Randy Guess.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her maternal grandparents, Brownie and Dianna Preslor and Earl Preslor, all of Elizabethton, and Mary Ann Matheson, Butler, and her paternal grandparents, Clarence Garland Jr. and Mary Garland, Elizabethton. Several aunts and uncles, 12 cousins and several great-aunts and great-uncles also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   GARLAND -- Funeral services for Makayla Lynn Maude Garland, infant daughter of Timothy and Deborah Preslor Garland, 2958 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, August 30, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton with the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Interment will follow the service at Whaley Town Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her parents, Timothy and Deborah Garland, 2958 Siam Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Pierce Hughes

   Pierce Hughes, 82, 152 Howard Lipford Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, August 30, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center at Mountain Home following a brief illness.
   Mr. Hughes was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Henry and Mary Hopson Hughes. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Hughes, a brother, Jim Hughes, and two sisters, Florence Bateman and Birdie Hughes.
   Mr. Hughes was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 43 years of service and was a former host at Roan Mountain State Park Campground.
   Mr. Hughes was the first married man and father to be drafted out of Carter County. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, a recipient of the Purple Heart, a former P.O.W. in Germany, and a member of the East Tennessee Chapter of P.O.W.'s.
   Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Kansas "Kate" Greer Hughes, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Henrietta and Jim Chaney and Mary Lou and Jimmy Street, all of Elizabethton; a brother, Dave Hughes, Roan Mountain; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Stacy and Susan Street, Elizabethton; three granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Sara and Linwood McNure, Statesboro, Ga., Dena and David Bass, Elizabethton, and Pam and Tommy Hoffee, Griffin, Ga.; and four great-grandchildren, Ashley Bass, Annie Street and Nicholas Street, all of Elizabethton, and Garrett Hoffee, Griffin, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HUGHES -- Graveside services for Pierce Hughes, 82, 152 Howard Lipford Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, August 30, 2001, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at Greer Cemetery, Burbank Community of Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Lon Tobin officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Street, Jim Chaney, Stacy Street, David Bass, Linwood McNure and Tommy Hoffee. Honorary pallbearers will be Elige Greer, Allen Goodwin, Carl "Red" Canter, Donie Julian, Roby Greer, Cecil Simmons, John Burrough, Ralph Jarrett, Asa Palmer, Carl Nave, members of East Tennessee Chapter of P.O.W.'s, Valley Forge friends and neighbors and the staff of the VA Medial Center Nursing Home Care Unit. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12 noon Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Fireside Room at Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 152 Howard Lipford Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Nursing Home Care Unit, Building 162, P.O. Box 4000, Mountain Home, Tenn. 37684-4000. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Juanita Ingram

   Juanita Ingram, 87, 622 S. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, August 28, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Ingram was a native of Jefferson County, Tenn., having lived in Carter County since 1960, and was the daughter of the late Elias and Annie Mae Robinson Faucett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joshua Ingram, in 1959, and a sister, Margaret Bass, in 1994.
   Mrs. Ingram was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was the church secretary and treasurer for several years.
   Survivors include a sister, Mary Kate Dixon, Willow Grove, Pa.; four nephews and two spouses, James and Sherry Bass, Harriman, Robert and Barbara Bass, Dayton, Ohio, Jim Dixon and Richard Dixon, both of Pennsylvania; a great-nephew, Brandon Bass, of the home; and three nieces, Gloria Dixon, De De Dixon and Joyce Dixon, all of Pennsylvania.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   INGRAM -- Funeral services for Juanita Ingram, 87, 622 S. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, August 28, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Milligan, the Rev. Ernest Widby, the Rev. Jeanette Clark and the Rev. Tim Waterson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Karroll Thompson, pianist, and the St. Paul United Methodist Church Choir. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family, friends and members of St. Paul United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence P. Scoggins

  
Clarence P. Scoggins, 90, 310 West "E" Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 30, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

William J. Winter

   William J. Winter, 85, formerly of 412 Moody Road, Butler, died Wednesday, August 29, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Winter was a native of Passaic, N.J., and grew up in Filbert, W.Va. He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Miller Winter and was also preceded in death by a sister, Velma Riffe.
   Mr. Winter was of the Methodist faith. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, serving in the PT boats in the South Pacific. After the war, he worked for U.S. Steel in Gary, W.Va. Due to health problems, he retired in 1975 and subsequently moved to Butler where he resided at the time of his death.
   Survivors include his wife, Lillian Allen Winter, Butler; a son and daughter-in-law, J. Ronald and Barbara Winter, Elizabethton; a grandson, R. Christopher Winter, Gray; a granddaughter, Lorie Ann Winter, Gray; two sisters, Helen Dolgas, Gary, W.Va., and Dorothy Lassak, Roanoke, Va.; a special brother-in-law, Donald Riffe, Edgewater, Fla.; and a very special niece, Deborah Atwell, Vienna, W.Va. Six other nieces and six nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WINTER -- Funeral services for William J. Winter, 85, formerly of 412 Moody Road, Butler, who died Wednesday, August 29, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 31, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 1, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Roselawn Memory Gardens in Princeton, W.Va., with the Rev. Ted Prasatek officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Winter, Tom Ranzo, Eddie Ranzo, Jack Allen, Bill Atwell, Sonny Lassak and Dallas Odom. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.