October 14, 2001

Eugene R. Colbert

  
Eugene Roy (Bud) Colbert, 69, 376 Poga Rd., Butler, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville. A native of West Dundee, Ill., he was a son of the late Everett Eugene and Getrude Meading Colbert.
   He was employed by the Retail Credit Co., whose name later changed to Equifax where he was employed for 15 years as office manager in Beaufort, S.C. He later joined the staff for eight years in Johnson City. In 1985, he joined Crothall American as Director of Environmental Services for the Blowing Rock Hospital, Blowing Rock, N.C. He was also employed by the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, Children's Hospital at the South Carolina Medical Center in Charleston, S.C., and finally Pulaski Community Hospital, Pulaski, Va., where he retired in May of 1992. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Fritts Colbert, a daughter, Tara Mattox, Beaufort, S.C., a son, Jed Colbert, Beaufort, S.C., and two grandchildren.
   It was his wish to be cremated. A memorial service will be held later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Danny L. Perry

  
Danny L. Perry, 54, U.S. Hwy. 20, Goshen, Ind., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   An Elizabethton, Tenn., native, he was the son of Estella Taylor Perry and the late Hal E. Perry. He was preceded in death by two brothers, A.J. Perry and Edwin Perry.
   He was self-employed and a U.S. Army veteran.
   In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Joyce White Perry, of the home, a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Rob Crapo, Goshen, Ind., a grandson, Tyler Crapo, Goshen, Ind., three brothers and sisters-in-law, Wade and Matoka Perry, Elizabethton, Tenn., Harry (Bud) and Katherine (Subie) Perry, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Jerry and Pam Perry, Elkhart, Ind., six sisters and three brothers-in-law, Emma Jean Cox, Elkhart, Ind., Freda and Pete Kyte, Winder, Ga., Sue Pirtle, Elkhart, Ind., Maxine Rust, Elkart, Ind., Carolyn and Bobby Dozier, Elkhart, Ind., Theresa and Dave Ried, Iron Ridge, Wis., several nieces, nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
   Funeral services be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, with interment to follow. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Osceola, Ind. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Hwy., Osceola, IN 46561, is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

Estel F. Williams

  
Estel Fonce Williams, 83, 299 Blue Springs Rd., Elizabethton, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in the Hermitage Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   A Carter County native, he was the son of the late Samuel Webb and Lorina Vanderventer Williams. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two infant sons.
   Mr. Williams was a member of Hunter United Methodist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp. after 48 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Hazel C. Williams, of the home, two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry P. And Carol Williams, Elizabethton, and Estel F. and Patty Williams, Unicoi, a sister, Pauline Boyd, Elizabethton, six grandchildren, two great-grandsons, several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   Williams -- Funeral services for Estel Fonce Williams, 83, 299 Blue Springs Rd., Elizabethton, who died Saturday in the Hermitage Health Care Center, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Revs. W.D. Garman and Joe Manis officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom, VFW Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be George Campbell, Charlie Campbell, Bob Campbell, Paul Boyd, Hobie Hyder, Jim Campbell, Bill Campbell, Hugh Buckles, John Campbell and Sam Boyd. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Campbell, Lockett Campbell, Cecil Davidson, Earl Collins, Jerry Bowers, Bill Cline, Dan Holder, D.J. Townsend, Jack Perkins, Lynn Rash, Jim Boone and a special thanks to the staff of Center on Aging and Health in Erwin and Hermitage Health Care Center. The family will receive friends form 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37601. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

October 12, 2001

Carson Grindstaff

  
Mr. Carson "Bud" Grindstaff, 86, 2116 Upper Stone Mountain Rd., Unicoi, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Grindstaff was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and the son of the late Jim and Cida Daugherty Grindstaff. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two half-sisters.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Grindstaff was a self-employed mechanic and farmer. He was of the Methodist faith.
   Survivors include one sister, Lockie Coleman, Hampton, several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Ruby Lyons, Elizabethton, and a special friend, Herman Hyder, Unicoi.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, 423-743-1381 or 423-928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Mr. Carson "Bud" Grindstaff, 86, 2116 Upper Stone Mountain Rd., Unicoi, who died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. L.D. Elgin Berry will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bell Cemetery, Limestone Cove community, Unicoi. Friends will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Friday and at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wesley Plaza, 2513 Wesley St., Suite 4, Johnson City, TN 37601. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, 423-743-1381 or 423-928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

June M. Grindstaff

   Mrs. June J. Messimer Grindstaff, 87, 607 Evergreen Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Bessimer, Ala., she had lived most of her life in Carter County, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late Harrie Elmer and Ruba Hathaway Messimer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank P. (Siney) Grindstaff in 1987, a brother, Dr. R. Jack Messimer, a sister, Ferris Hathaway Messimer Perry, and a sister-in-law, Louise G. Folger.
   She was a retired accountant with the NARC-Bemberg Credit Union and was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, AARP, Elizabethton Senior Citizens and a former member of the Business and Professional Women's Club.
   Survivors include special nieces, June E. Perry, Elizabethton, Tenn., Karen M. Compos, LeMesa, Calif., and Lynn Hammett, Nacomas, Fla., nephews, Dr. Jack R. Messimer, Knoxville, Tenn., Wade Messimer, Orlando, Fla., and Dr. Richard (Jerry) Hammett, Nacomas, Fla., a special sister-in-law, Lou N. Messimer, Roan Mountain, Tenn., a godchild, Amanda Santillen, LaMesa, Calif., great-nephews, Chuck Hammett, Tallahassee, Fla., Trey Hammett, Atlanta, Ga., and MacHenry Schafer, III, Lawrenceville, N.J., and a great-grandniece, Hanna Schafer, and great-grandnephew, Hunter Schafer, both of Lawrenceville, N.J.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for June J. Messimer Grindstaff, 87, 607 Evergreen Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn., will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in the Mausoleum Chapel of the Happy Valley Memorial Park, with Dr. Buford Hankins, minister, officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic Section of the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Dr. John Hathaway, Ernest Buchanan, Tyler Fleming, Richard "Dick" Grindstaff, Frank K. Grindstaff and J. Fred Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Hammett, Chuck Hammett, Mac Henry Schafer, Roling St. Clair, Dr. John Crockett, Dr. Richard Robinson and Greg Woodward. Friends may greet the family from 10:30 a.m. to the service time on Saturday in the Mausoleum Chapel at Happy Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Nursery, 325 East E. St., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy


William Grindstaff

   William "Joe" Grindstaff, 55, 827 W. Pine St., Johnson City, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of Joy Luzier Grindstaff, Butler, and the late Coolidge L. Grindstaff, who died June 29, 1993. He had lived in Johnson City for a number of years.
   He was a 1964 graduate of Johnson County High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He had been in the Boy Scouts and rose to the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a self-employed historical site restoration expert in the historical Jonesborough area. Mr. Grindstaff served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church, Butler.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Rebecca Price Grindstaff, one son, Nick Grindstaff, of the home, a daughter and son-in-law, Leah Grindstaff Daily and her husband, Jay Daily, Sterling, Va., one brother, Rick Grindstaff, Johnson City, six aunts, one uncle, one niece, one nephew, his father and mother-in-law, Pastor Gerald and Elizabeth Price, Johnson City.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for William "Joe" Grindstaff, 55, 827 W. Pine St., Johnson City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Bruce Simcox officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Butler Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Debbie Odom, soloist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, will be Fred Robinson, Charlie Dyer, Ray Bonin, Brad Jolly, Harmon Luzier, and Gerald Price, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be John Thomas McSpadden, Jim Miller and Derek Patton. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may call at his residence or the residence of his mother, Joy Grindstaff, 16561 Hwy. 67 W., Butler. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth S. Perry

   Mrs. Elizabeth Shipley Perry, 85, 5088 Bluff City Highway, Bluff City, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Perry was a Carter County native and had lived in Sullivan County for a number of years. She was a daughter of the late David H. and Maggie Nave Davis.
   Mrs. Perry was formerly employed by Johnson City Memorial Hospital and Colonial Hill Health Care Center.
   Mrs. Perry was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church, Bluff City.
   She was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Shipley Collins, July 19, 2000, and one brother, Jim Davis.
   Survivors include her husband, Arco Perry, one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Shipley, Bluff City, one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Velmer Rock, Elizabethton, two brothers and sister-in-law, Parker and Dean Davis, Elizabethton, and Billy and Doris Davis, Hampton, and one granddaughter, Michelle Pearson, Bluff City.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   PERRY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Shipley Perry, 85, 5088 Bluff City Highway, Bluff City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Bunker Hill Christian Church, with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The church trio will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be elders and deacons of the church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Bunker Hill Christian Church. Friends may also call at the residence. 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.

L. Roy Plaster

   L. Roy Plaster, 87, of Anderson Healthcare Center, Gray, formerly of 709 N. Roan St., Elizabethton, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   A native of Rich Creek, W. Va., he was the son of the late Elijah C. and Ruth Ellen Christian Plaster. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances King Plaster, Nov. 2, 2000, six brothers and two sisters.
   He attended Calvary Baptist Church and previously attended Immanuel Baptist Church. He was retired from the dry cleaning business and was a musician with several country music bands in the local area.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie Lois and Bailey Massengill, Johnson City, one grandson, Tommy Massengill, Johnson City, surrogate father to one nephew and spouse, Larry C. and Nancy Gearhart, Flag Pond, surrogate father to two nieces and a spouse, Barbara Sullins, Erwin, and Jean and Robert C. Smith, Erwin, two favorite nieces, and a spouse, Evelyn Prichard, Ocala, Fla., Rachael and Charles Copley, Ashland, Ky., and several other nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PLASTER --Funeral services for L. Roy Plaster, 87, of Anderson Healthcare Center, Gray, formerly of 709 N. Roan St., Elizabethton, who died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Steve Dunlap, Mike Rasnick, Richard Smith, Lee Smith, Roy Sullins, Robin Sullins, Jeffery Alexander and John Sullins. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class of Calvary Baptist Church, Edna Arnett, Robbie Dunlap, Louis Lagrand, Jeanette Medlin, Dr. David Fenner and the staff of Anderson Health Care Center, especially "Bo-Bo," Sherry, April, Delores, and Isabella. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or at the residence of the daughter, Bobbie Lois Massengill, 400 Lambeth Dr., Johnson City, TN 37601. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Plaster to Wycliffe Bible Translators, C/O Al and Mickey Williams, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862-8200. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

October 11, 2001

Rosemary J. Banner

  
Mrs. Rosemary J. Banner, Fairfax, Va., died on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va.
   A native of Elizabethton, Tenn., she resided in the northern Virginia area for a number of years. She was the daughter of the late Ray T. and Oleta Marie Livingston. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jamie Banner, and a brother, Glenn Livingston.
   She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Donald E. Banner, Fairfax, Va., three daughters, Betty Ann Peacoe, Front Royal, Va., Victoria Peterman, and Heather Lehman, both of Fairfax, Va., three sisters, Jean Angel, Callo, Va., Floyd Love Nave, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Nina Williams, Fairfax, Va., one brother, Ronal Livingston, Woodbridge, Va., two grandchildren, Matthew and Nichole Berkowitz, Front Royal, Va., and one great-grandson, Colton Jenkins, Fairfax, Va.
   Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, Va., 703-938-7440, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BANNER -- Funeral services for Rosemary J. Banner, Fairfax, Va., who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at the Money & King Funeral Home, Vienna, Va., with burial in the Mount Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria, Va. Pallbearers will be selected from friends and family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5845 Richmond Highway, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22303. Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, Va., 703-938-7440, is in charge of arrangements.

William Grindstaff

  
William "Joe" Grindstaff, 55, 827 W. Pine St., Johnson City, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of Joy Luzier Grindstaff, Butler, and the late Coolidge L. Grindstaff, who died June 29, 1993. He had lived in Johnson City for a number of years.
   He was a 1964 graduate of Johnson County High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He had been in the Boy Scouts and rose to the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a self-employed historical site restoration expert in the historical Jonesborough area. Mr. Grindstaff served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church, Butler.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Rebecca Price Grindstaff, one son, Nick Grindstaff, of the home, a daughter and son-in-law, Leah Grindstaff Daily and her husband, Jay Daily, Sterling, Va., one brother, Rick Grindstaff, Johnson City, six aunts, one uncle, one niece, one nephew, his father and mother-in-law, Pastor Gerald and Elizabeth Price, Johnson City.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Elizabeth S. Perry

   Mrs. Elizabeth Shipley Perry, 85, 5088 Bluff City Highway, Bluff City, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Perry was a Carter County native and had lived in Sullivan County for a number of years. She was a daughter of the late David H. and Maggie Nave Davis.
   Mrs. Perry was formerly employed by Johnson City Memorial Hospital and Colonial Hill Health Care Center.
   Mrs. Perry was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church, Bluff City.
   She was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Shipley Collins, July 19, 2000; and one brother, Jim Davis.
   Survivors include her husband, Arco Perry; one son and daughterin-law, Gary and Carolyn Shipley, Bluff City; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Velmer Rock, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Parker and Dean Davis, Elizabethton, and Billy and Doris Davis, Hampton; and one granddaughter, Michelle Pearson, Bluff City.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

October 10, 2001

Vaughn Brumit

  
Mr. Vaughn Brumit, 77, 175 Carden Dr., Elizabethton, Tenn., died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, in the Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, Tenn.
   A Bristol, Va., native, he had lived in Elizabethton most of his life and was the son of the late David Vaughn and Bertha Virginia Gross Brumit, Sr. He was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Brumit.
   He was an electronics technician with the Sperry Corp. for 23 years and had operated a service station. He was a member and former deacon and elder of First Christian Church, where he was a member of the choir. He was a member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens, the Dashiel Masonic Lodge #238 and the American Legion. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Bendtsen Brumit, of the home, two sons and daughters-in-law, David Vaughn and Teresa Brumit, III, Oxnard, Calif., and Philip and Kathy Brumit, Clarksville, Tenn., one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Dr. Michael Carter, Elizabethton, Tenn., and a foster daughter, Jenny Barksdale, Conyers, Ga., 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   BRUMIT -- Funeral services for Mr. Vaughn Brumit, 77, 175 Carden Dr., Elizabethton, Tenn., will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at the First Christian Church, Elizabethton, Tenn., with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be by Mr. Gene Estep, organist, and Mr. Ken Miller, soloist. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, James David Brumit, Jeffrey Carter and Joshua Carter and Orris Densford, Leonard February, Lee Morrow, Delbert Loudermilk, Mark Broyles, David Mills and Ken Calloway. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends at the church from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday or at the residence, 175 Carden Dr., Elizabethton, Tenn., at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to The Special Needs Fund, First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Ave., Elizabethton, TN 37643, or Johnson Bible College, 7900 Johnson Dr., Knoxville, TN 37998-1001. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Billy H. Haws

  
Billy Hank Haws, 48, 2301 Sarah St., Johnson City, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Haws was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County.
   He was a son of the late William "P.G." Haws and Laura Honeycutt Haws and was also preceded in death by one brother, Tony Miller.
   Mr. Haws attended the Lord's House of Chuckey and Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Linda Lee Haws and Billie Jo Haws, both of Johnson City; two sons, William Alvin Haws and Travis Lee Haws, both of Johnson City; four brothers, Gordon Lee Haws and Charlie Miller, both of Johnson City, Sammy Dean Miller, Jacksonville, Fla., and Ronnie Miller, Gray; six sisters, Janice Hamilton and Bonnie Buck, both of Johnson City, Janice Matherly and Sandra Pleasant, both of Gray, Brenda Shelton, Johnson City and Linda Morrese, Atlanta, Ind.; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., 423-282-1521, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HAWS -- Funeral services for Billy Hank Haws, 48, 2301 Sarah St., Johnson City, who died Monday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Thacker will officiate. Burial and graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Washington County Memory Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. and proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at other times at the home of the children's mother, Martha Haws, 214 Rock House Rd., Lot 25, Johnson City, Tenn. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., 423-282-1521, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth C. Keeter

   Ruth C. Keeter, 2701 E. Center St. Apt. 501, Kiwanis Towers, Kingsport, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   A Dayton, Tenn., native, she had been a resident of Kingsport for 40 years. She was the daughter of the late F.M. and Susan Boyd Coleman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Keeter, Dec. 3, 1968, a son, Michael Keeter in 1973, a granddaughter, Tonya Bradford, five brothers, Otis Coleman, Wiley Coleman, Claude Coleman, Ed Coleman and Jack Coleman, two sisters, Doshia Taylor, and Gladys Bellamy.
   She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Keeter was a retired realtor. She was a 1941 graduate of Elizabethton High School.
   Survivors include one sister, Helen Myers, Elizabethton, one granddaughter and husband, Suzanne and Phil Minga, Kingsport, two great-grandchildren, Michaela Minga and Garrett Minga, both of Kingsport, several nephews and nieces, including a special nephew and wife, Richard and Brenda Myers, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-plans.com/Tetrick
  
   KEETER -- The private memorial graveside service and inurnment for Ruth C. Keeter, 2701 E. Center St., Apt. 501, Kiwanis Towers, Kingsport, who died Monday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Gilboa United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rutherfordton, N.C., with the Rev. Wade Ogle officiating. Special thanks to friends and staff of Kiwanis Towers, Kingsport. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Keeter to American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to the charity of their choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-plans.com/Tetrick
  

October 9, 2001

Robert K. Engelage

&nbsp  Mr. Robert K. "Bob" Engelage, 80, 310 Bear Cage Rd., Roan Mountain, Tenn., died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at his residence following a sudden illness.
&nbsp  A native of Kentucky, he had lived in Florida and Ohio and had resided in Roan Mountain for the past 14 years. He was the son of Robert and Kelly Engelage. He was preceded in death by one brother.
&nbsp  He was a construction supervisor in land development and was of the Catholic faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post 2166.
&nbsp  Survivors include two daughters, LouAnn Robinson, Valrico, Fla., and Clara Robine, Long Valley, N.J., and two grandsons, Shawn Robinson, Valrico, Fla., and Jerry Nieman, Miamisburg, Ohio.
&nbsp  Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
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&nbsp  ENGELAGE -- Graveside service for Robert K. "Bob" Engelage, 80, of 310 Bear Cage Rd., Roan Mountain, Tenn., will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in the Largent Cemetery with Mr. Rane Robinson officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends and family. Honorary pallbearer will be Stanley Largent. The family will receive friends at the residence, 310 Bear Cage Rd., Roan Mountain, Tenn., at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Wednesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Mrs. Juanita T. Greenwell

&nbsp  Mrs. Juanita Jeanett Tester Greenwell, 70, 462 Dry Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 7, 2001 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
&nbsp  A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Maston and Arizona Payne Tester. She had lived in Carter County for the past 27 years.
&nbsp  Mrs. Greenwell was a member of the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
&nbsp  She was preceded in death by a son, Charles David "Chuck" Greenwell, June 9, 2001; a brother, James C. Tester; a sister, Eunice Stout; and a great nephew, Travis Eggers.
&nbsp  Survivors include her husband, R.H. Greenwell; several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Doris Branch and Barbara Jean Eggers; a heart-adopted daughter, Sherri Carrier, and two heart-adopted grandchildren, Crystal Burell and her husband, Jason Burell, and Brandon Carrier.
&nbsp  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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&nbsp  GREENWELL - Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Jeanett Tester Greenwell, 70, 462 Dry Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, who died Sunday, October 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grindstaff Cemetery. Eddie Dean Palmer will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday will include Dennis Williams, Gary Eggers, Dallas Tester, Burt Tester, Curtis Branch, Jason Burell, Freddie Tester, Michael Tester, and Tony Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Michael Hodge, Dr. Kenneth Cutshall, Dr. William Kincaid, Dr. Christopher Cox, Dr. Max Bayard, Lawrence Pierce, Dean Pierce, her church family and friends and neighbors of Dry Hollow. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Greenwell to the Grindstaff Cemetery Fund, c/o Dean Grindstaff, 115 South Gate Dr., Elizabethton, Tn. 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery.
&nbsp  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Myrtle C. Higginboth


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Myrtle Cable Higginboth, formerly of Carter County, died after an extended illness of cancer.
&nbsp  She was the daughter of the late William and Edna Clawson Guy of Elk Mills.
&nbsp  Survivors include two daughters, Helen and Kay, both of California, four sons, Dean of Memphis, Gene of Elizabethton, David and Rick, both of Modesto, Calif., two sisters, Pina Anderson of Elk Mills, Brenda Pollak of New Jersey, two brothers, Archie Clawson, Elizabethton, Maynard Clawson, Elk Mills, and eight grandchildren.
&nbsp  The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, and funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Lake Wood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughfon, Calif.
&nbsp  Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232.

October 8, 2001

Juanita Greenwell

  
Mrs. Juanita Greenwell, 70, 462 Dry Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

October 7, 2001

Gladys C. Clark

   Mrs. Gladys Garland Clark, 91, 1230 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died Thursday, October 4, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Clark was a native of Knoxville and a daughter of the late Ed and Linnie Peterson Garland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jess B. Clark.
   Mrs. Clark had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a member of the Unicoi-Erwin Order of Eastern Star #276 and a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Paris Street Sr., Hampton, Alice and F.D. Birchfield and Judy and James Perdue, all of Unicoi, and Geraldine and Richard Lacy, Roan Mountain; three sons and daughters-in-law, Newton "Bud" and Virgie Clark and Dana and Melissa Clark, all of Hampton, and Sam and Barbara Clark, Taylor, La.; and a sister, Mary Bildy, Webster, N.Y. Thirteen grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CLARK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Garland Clark, 91, 1230 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, October 4, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 7, at Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Street and the Rev. Steve Coonse officiating. Music will be provided by Joel Street. Interment will follow in the Berry Cemetery, Simerly Creek. Active pallbearers will be Billy Ingram, Mike Ingram, Paris Street Jr., Joel Street, Mark Street, Richard Lacy, Jesse Pitcock, Allen Clark, Joel Street Jr., Jeffrey Clark, Jason Ingram, Billy Holly and Michael Holly. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters, great-granddaughters, brothers and sisters of the Unicoi-Erwin Chapter #276 Order of Eastern Star, Paul Stockton, Byrl Clark, Amos Stevens Jr., Robert Clark, Clarence Perry, Allen Skeens, Rhonda Cable and members of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church. Unicoi-Erwin Chapter #276, Order of Eastern Star conducted a Memorial Service at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the residence. Mrs. Clark will be moved to the church one hour before services. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Robert K. Engelage

   Robert K. Engelage, 80, 310 Bear Cage Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, October 6, 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
  

Rev. Don L. Peek

   GREENEVILLE -- Rev. Don L. Peek, 80, of Greeneville, died Thursday, October 4, 2001, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
   Rev. Peek was a son of the late Willard and Lura Stiles Peek. He was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Charles Bonnaventura and Hy Graber.
   Rev. Peek served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942-1946 aboard the USS Joseph T. Dickman, APAB. He was involved in five landings including D-Day. He graduated from both the University of Miami in Florida and Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
   Rev. Peek was a pastor and chaplain of Greene Valley Developmental Center and was affectionately known as Santa Claus. He used his creative ministry throughout the community, especially to the residents and staff at Greene Valley Developmental Center. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Greeneville.
   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jean Cuthbertson Peek, Glasgow, Scotland; a daughter, Pam Peek Sellers, Clearwater, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Jenny Peek, Knoxville; two granddaughters, Sheena Beth Baker, Clearwater, Fla., and Dawn Michelle Peek, Knoxville; a grandson, Douglas James Peek II, Knoxville; two sisters, Nova Bonnaventura, McLean, Va., and Pearl Graber, Sanford, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Col. James and Nancy Peek, Sterling, Va.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Ross Cowing, Melbourne, Australia; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wallace and Val Cuthbertson, Glasgow, Scotland; and a special friend, Keith Ward, Clearwater, Fla. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
   Jeffers Mortuary, 208 North College Street, Greeneville, (423) 639-2141, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PEEK -- A celebration service for Rev. Don L. Peek, 80, of Greeneville, who died Thursday, October 4, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at First Baptist Church of Greeneville with Dr. David Green officiating. Memorials may be made to the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Family Life Center c/o Richard Webb, 1567 Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659, or the First Baptist Church Building Fund of Greeneville. Jeffers Mortuary, 208 North College Street, Greeneville, (423) 639-2141, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Coach A.L. John Treadway

   Coach A.L. John Treadway, 94, 1118 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 5, 2001, in Elizabethton.
   A native of Carter County, he was born December 28, 1906 to the late Roderick Randolph and Grace Van Hook Treadway. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Meredith Treadway, in 1989, his son, Joseph Treadway, in 2000, and by five brothers and three sisters.
   Coach Treadway attended Science Hill High School his freshman year and graduated from Happy Valley High School. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State College where he participated in football and baseball. He was a coach and teacher at Happy Valley High School for 19 years producing winning teams in football and basketball. His 1950 basketball team won the TSSAA State Basketball Championship. He moved to Elizabethton High School in the fall of 1950 where he coached football and basketball. He coached football until 1956 with his teams appearing in four consecutive bowl games. He coached basketball at Elizabethton High School for 23 years. He played semi-pro baseball and was an umpire in the Appalachian Baseball League.
   He served for several years as a member of the Carter County Court as a magistrate of the eleven man court. He was later elected as a Carter County Commissioner and served in that capacity for 12 years. For his contribution and leadership in the field of athletics, he was inducted into the Tennessee State Sports Hall of Fame, the TSSAA Hall of Fame, and was a charter member of the Northeast Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the ETSU Pirate Club Hall of Fame, the Happy Valley High Hall of Fame and the Elizabethton High Sports Hall of Fame.
   Mr. Treadway was also an honorary Kentucky Colonel and a Tennessee Colonel. The Elizabethton High School Gymnasium was named in his honor. He was a member of Oak Grove Christian Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Jane Treadway, of the home; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Treadway, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Patti Anne Treadway and Meredith Trott, both of Elizabethton; a grandson-in-law, Tracy Trott; and two great-grandchildren, Laura and Joey Trott. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   TREADWAY -- Funeral services for Coach A.L. John Treadway, 94, 1118 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, October 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 8, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Dr. Dennis Helsabeck and Mr. Jason Hutchcraft, ministers, officiating. Music will be by David Arney, organist, and Martha Potts, flutist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, in the Patton-Simmons Cemetery, Toll Branch Road, Milligan College Area. Active pallbearers will be Ted Maxwell, Charlie Bayless, Willie Church and the following nephews: Tony Meredith, Larry Meredith, Carroll Meredith, Michael McCormick, Mark Edens and Carmon Dugger. Honorary pallbearers will be former students, managers and ball players. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence, 1118 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to your favorite charity. 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

October 5, 2001

Carl S. Buckles

  
Carl Shoun Buckles, 62, 24 Campbell Rash Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, October 4, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Buckles was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Roy and Celia Berry Buckles. He was also preceded in death by a son, Roger Buckles, and a sister, Josephine Blevins.
   Mr. Buckles was of the Baptist faith and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include his wife, Darlene Lowe Buckles, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Lester Rutter, Elizabethton; two sons, Daniel Buckles, of the home, and Anthony Buckles, Elizabethton; two daughters-in-law, Lisa Buckles Byars, Elizabethton, and Bobbie Jo Buckles, Butler; a brother, Roy Buckles Jr., Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Tracy Larson, Zack Buckles and Taylor Buckles, all of Elizabethton, brothers and sisters-in-law, Randal and Pat Lowe, Watauga, Kenneth and Jewel Lowe, Grace and Jerry Campbell, Carliss Richardson, Connie and Steve Tester and Jimmy Blevins, all of Elizabethton. 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
  
   BUCKLES -- Funeral services for Carl Shoun Buckles, 62, Campbell Rash Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, October 4, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, October 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Clarence Stansfield officiating. Jonathan Richardson will be in charge of music. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 6, at Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be former employees of North American Rayon Corporation, J.N. Taylor, and staff and employees of Downhome Clinic of Johnson City. 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 Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or at the residence, 24 Campbell Rash 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.

Gladys G. Clark

   Mrs. Gladys Garland Clark, 91, 1230 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died Thursday, October 4, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Michael Hicks

   Michael Hicks, 32, 111 Roseview Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Hicks was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and a son of Emma Sue Ledford Hicks, Johnson City, and the late Earl Homer Hicks Jr.
   Mr. Hicks was formerly employed by Superior Industries. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Donna Hicks; a son, Aaron Michael Hicks, Johnson City; two stepsons, Bobby Mooney and Jerry Mooney, both of the home; two sisters, Linda Dianne Brown and Freda Nickles, both of Johnson City; and a brother, Garry Lee Hicks, Johnson City. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 8, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Washington County Memory Gardens.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

Tishia G. Muse

  
Tishia Grindstaff Muse, 92, 122 Dennis Cove Road, Hampton, died Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Muse was a native of Johnson County, but had made her home in Elizabethton for several years. She was a daughter of the late George and Emma Stout Grindstaff and was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Muse; five sisters, Mary C. Grindstaff, Eva Stout, Vada Stuart, Sally Day and Millie Grindstaff; and five brothers, James Grindstaff, Adam Grindstaff, Dan Grindstaff, Roby Grindstaff and Eugene Grindstaff.
   Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Percy-Hux
  
   MUSE -- Funeral services for Tishia Grindstaff Muse, 92, 122 Dennis Cove Road, Hampton, who died Wednesday, October 3, 2001, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 6, at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. Interment will be in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Christopher Pierce, Danny Cullop and friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Rock Springs Baptist Church. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Georgia Nell Pierce, 408 R.D. Campbell 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.

Hazel P. Shelton

  
Hazel Sue Pritchard Shelton, 66, 932 Columbia Road, Bristol, died Thursday, October 4, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House.
   Mrs. Shelton was a native of Carter County, but had lived most of her life in the Bristol area. She was the daughter of the late John and Bessie Hurley Pritchard.
   Mrs. Shelton was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, R.J. Shelton; a daughter, Blanch Henson, Bristol; a stepson, Jack Shelton; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Myrtle Nickols, Johnson City; and a brother, Herman Pritchard, Elizabethton.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHELTON -- Funeral services for Hazel Sue Pritchard Shelton, 66, 932 Columbia Road, Bristol, who died Thursday, October 4, 2001, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 6, from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Epperson and the Rev. Jess Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.

John Treadway

   John Treadway, 94, 1118 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 5, 2001, at Hermitage Health Care Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

 

October 4, 2001

Louise Lindsay

   FALLSTON, N.C. -- Mrs. Myrtle Louise Lindsay, 58, 7672 Macedonia Church Road, Vale, died Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Lindsay was a native of Carter County, Tenn., and the daughter of Clarence Oaks and Edna Bare Oaks, both of Roan Mountain, Tenn. She was preceded in death by a son, Dwight Shell, and by three brothers.
   Mrs. Lindsay was an employee of Quality Hardwood and a member of Smart's Grove Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Carl Lindsay, of the home; four sons, Tommy Shell, Jonesborough, Tenn., Bryan Shell, Elizabethton, Tenn., Scotty Shell, Vale, and Clent Shell, Lincolnton; two stepsons, Rick Lindsay, Vale, and David Lindsay, Maiden; a daughter, Sheila Martin, Rutherfordton; two stepdaughters, Pam Shuppin, Chesterfield, and Kim Lovelace, Kings Mountain; two brothers, Jerry Oaks, Monroe, and Gregory Oaks, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; and six sisters, Wilma O'Conner of Indiana, Carolyn Quesada of Illinois, Valerie Duke of Indiana, Elizabeth Coon of South Carolina, Jeanette Pinex, Piney Flats, Tenn., and Gail Westberry, Roan Mountain, Tenn. Nineteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
   Funeral services and interment will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6, in Vale, N.C.
   Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston, N.C., (704) 538-8631, is in charge of arrangements.

Emma J. Oliver

   Emma Jane Oliver, 66, 130 Ed Davis Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 3, 2001, in the Emergency Room at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Oliver was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Joe and Mae Campbell Fulton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Oliver, who died October 6, 1991, and three brothers, Charles Fulton, Bud Fulton and Howard Fulton.
   Mrs. Oliver was a member of Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Mike Barnett, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Patricia Oliver, Elizabethton; a brother, Dean Fulton, Elizabethton; three sisters, Betty Oliver, Frances Huskins and Nellie Pate, all of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Michael Barnett, Travis Oliver and Rebecca Oliver; and two great-granddaughters, Raina Barnett and Dawn Marie Rector. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   OLIVER -- Funeral services for Emma Jane Oliver, 66, 130 Ed Davis Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, October 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, October 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Stockton officiating. Music will be provided by Ray and Onie Williams. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Mike Barnett, William Lusk, Richard Hummer, David Grindstaff, Travis Oliver and Jeffrey Feathers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer and members of the Carter County Rescue Squad. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Oliver to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. 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.

William E. Pierce

   William Earl Pierce, 80, 124 Witcher Lane, Rock Creek Community, Erwin, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at the Center for Aging and Health.
   Mr. Pierce was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Joseph and Creola Oliver Pierce. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, five brothers and a sister.
   Prior to his retirement, Mr. Pierce had been employed by Jones Electric for several years. He was a member of Rock Creek Ruritan and a member of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, where he served as Deacon and Elder and was a Sunday School Teacher.
   Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bernice Wilson Pierce; a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Ann Marie Pierce, Del Ray, Fla.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Pierce, Erwin, and Frances and Richard Estepp, Elizabethton; two brothers, Lawrence Pierce and Aaron Pierce, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Ivory Pierce and Cynthia Ensor, both of Elizabethton, and Gretchen Miller, Gray; and grandchildren, Jeffery Estep, Carey, N.C., Dawn and Mark Bishop, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Dana and Chris Stanford, Harleysville, Pa. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (743) 9187, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley
  
   PIERCE -- Graveside services for William Earl Pierce, 80, 124 Witcher Lane, Rock Creek Community, Erwin, who died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 4, at Caldwell Springs Church Cemetery, Stoney Creek Community, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Charlie Murphy officiating. Vocal selections will be provided by Matt Dugger. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men's Sunday School Class of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church. Those attending the graveside service will meet at Caldwell Springs Church Cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends at Valley Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Rock Creek Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry c/o Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, 800 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, Tenn. 37650. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via Valley@Funeral-Plans.com. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of William Earl Pierce through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley

Roscoe Stout

   Roscoe Stout, 75, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 253 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Stout was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Gridley and Tellia Cole Stout. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Anderson Stout.
   Mr. Stout was of the Baptist faith and was a retired custodian from the Carter County Courthouse. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Edith Estep Stout, of the home; a brother and sister-in-law, Sidney and Thelma Stout, Cleveland, Ohio; a sister and brother-in-law, Cleo and Clifford Kress, Elizabethton; two stepdaughters, Margaret Storey and Geneva Avilla, both of Elizabethton; two stepgranddaughters, Sara Lerma Avilla and Edie Lerma Avilla, both of Elizabethton; two aunts, Sophia Bowers and Orpha Bowers, both of Elizabethton; and special friends, Carson Dinsmore, Etsel Richardson and Lawrence Dinsmore, all of Elizabethton. 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
  
   STOUT -- Graveside services for Roscoe Stout, 75, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 253 Bulldog Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 5, at Garland Cemetery with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Friday for the graveside service. Friends may call from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 4, or from 8 a.m. until noon Friday, October 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or at the residence, 253 Bulldog Hollow 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.
  

October 3, 2001

Nell L. Hill

   Nell Lacey Hill, 98, 141 Bear Cage Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Hill was a native of Roan Mountain and the daughter of the late John L. and Celia Crowe Lacey. She was also preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.
   Mrs. Hill was the oldest member of Roan Mountain First Baptist Church. She was retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 33 years of service.
   Survivors include two sons, Judge Arden L. Hill, Elizabethton, and the Rev. Jack Hill, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, June Hill Morton, Canton, N.C.; three grandchildren, Mike Hill, Johnson City, Karen Hill Owen, Atlanta, Ga., and Mark Hill, Elizabethton; and two great-granddaughters, Caroline Owen, Atlanta, Ga., and Catherine Voretta Hill, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HILL -- Funeral services for Nell Lacey Hill, 98, 141 Bear Cage Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. William D. Hyers, minister, and the Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 4, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Mike Hill, Mark Hill, Steve Christianson, Robert Orr, David Hyers and Gary Owen. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Hale, Ray Hale, Elmer Hill, Ray Vance and special friends, Bernice Wax, Patsy Sutphin, Melba Ingram, Lucille Orr and Mrs. Frank Brown. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Roan Mountain First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 537, Roan Mountain, Tenn. 37687. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

William E. Pierce

   William Earl Pierce, 80, 124 Witcher Lane, Rock Creek Community, Erwin, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at the Center for Aging and Health.
   Mr. Pierce was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Joseph and Creola Oliver Pierce. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, five brothers and a sister.
   Prior to his retirement, Mr. Pierce had been employed by Jones Electric for several years. He was a member of Rock Creek Ruritan and a member of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, where he served as Deacon and Elder and was a Sunday School Teacher.
   Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bernice Wilson Pierce; a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Ann Marie Pierce, Del Ray, Fla.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Pierce, Erwin, and Frances and Richard Estepp, Elizabethton; two brothers, Lawrence Pierce and Aaron Pierce, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Ivory Pierce and Cynthia Ensor, both of Elizabethton, and Gretchen Miller, Gray; and grandchildren, Jeffery Estep, Carey, N.C., Dawn and Mark Bishop, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Dana and Chris Stanford, Harleysville, Pa. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (743) 9187, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley
  
   PIERCE -- Graveside services for William Earl Pierce, 80, 124 Witcher Lane, Rock Creek Community, Erwin, who died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 4, at Caldwell Springs Church Cemetery, Stoney Creek Community, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Charlie Murphy officiating. Vocal selections will be provided by Matt Dugger. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men's Sunday School Class of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church. Those attending the graveside service will meet at Caldwell Springs Church Cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Rock Creek Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry c/o Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, 800 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, Tenn. 37650. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via Valley@Funeral-Plans.com. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of William Earl Pierce through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley

Randy L. Smith

   Randy L. Smith, 35, 2919 Chestnut Lane, Johnson City, died Monday, October 1, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Smith was a native of Carter County and the son of Clarence F. Smith, Johnson City, and the late Annis Cole Headrick.
   Mr. Smith was a graduate of David Crockett High School. He was an employee of City of Johnson City.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include a brother, Clarence Smith III, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Scott Brown, Johnson City; three stepbrothers, David J. Headrick and Donald R. Headrick Jr., both of Shelby, N.C., and Michael Eugene Hathaway, Johnson City; and five stepsisters, Vivian H. Manley and Mary A. Brookman, both of Buford, Ill., April L. Headrick, Lincolnton, N.C., Misty Ann Williams, Johnson City, and Angela Renee Salyer, Unicoi. Several aunts, uncles, 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
  
   SMITH -- Graveside services for Randy L. Smith, 35, 2919 Chestnut Lane, Johnson City, who died Monday, October 1, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 4, at Belview Baptist Church Cemetery, Newland, N.C., with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Active pallbearers will be Scott Brown, Elmer Rush, Paul Greene, Kenneth Alexander, Terry Hartley, Greg Miller and David Williams. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Scott Brown, 154 Fox Road, Johnson City. 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.

Kenneth H. Woods

   Kenneth H. "Woody" Woods, 54, of Dandridge, formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, October 1, 2001, at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Woods was raised in Carter County and graduated from Hampton High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Vietnam Conflict and was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. He was presently co-owner and operator of J & K Lane Resurfacing.
   Survivors include a daughter, Kellie Woods, and a son, Jason Woods, both of Dandridge; a granddaughter, Alesia Thompson; his mother, Iva Lee Woods; two brothers, Arlie Joe Woods, Elizabethton, and David Woods, Hampton; a sister, Katie Baird, Elizabethton; and his former wife, Doris Ann Woods, Memphis.
   Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, (865) 397-2711, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WOODS -- Funeral services for Kenneth H. "Woody" Woods, 54, of Dandridge, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Monday, October 1, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, at Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, with the Rev. Stephen Burkhart officiating. Interment graveside services with military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 4, at George Mottern Cemetery in Elizabethton. Friends may call at the home of Joe and Ruby Woods following the graveside service. The family will receive friends at Farrar Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, (865) 397-2711, is in charge of arrangements.

October 2, 2001

Gladys A. Hurley

   Gladys Ann Hurley, 79, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 122 Big Sandy Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 1, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Hurley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Albert and Sarah Carden Price. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Andy Hurley; her second husband, William O. Lewis; two daughters, Frances Brummitt and Helen Price; and a son, Harry Lee Hurley.
   Mrs. Hurley attended Harvest Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include three daughters, Rosie Felts and Patricia Dinsmore, both of Elizabethton, and Ella Jane Crain, Bluefield, W.Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Betty Hurley, Elizabethton; a sister, Arbutus Garland, Elizabethton; and two brothers, Lem Price and Lazarus Price, both of Elizabethton. Fourteen grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three 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
  
   HURLEY -- Funeral services for Gladys Ann Hurley, 79, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 122 Big Sandy Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, October 1, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Charlie and Brenda McKinney. Interment will follow at Hurley Family Cemetery, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 122 Big Sandy 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.

October 1, 2001

Dewey R. Taylor

   Dewey R. Taylor, 70, 340 Nelson Avenue, Piney Flats, died Saturday, September 29, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Taylor was a native of Johnson County and had lived most of his life in Piney Flats. He was a son of Wesley Taylor, Vinton, Va., and the late Mae McNeely. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Frances Farver.
   Mr. Taylor was a retired employee of Kerns Bakery and a member of Piney Flats Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Ruby Harris Taylor; two daughters, Carolyn Puckett, Gray, and Beverly Kirby, Roan Mountain; two step-sons, Wayde Hodge and David Hodge, both of Oak Hill, Fla.; two step-daughters, Suzanne Stewart, Port Orange, Fla., and Sarah Martin, Orange Park, Fla.; a half brother, Harold Watson, Butler; five half sisters, Faye Smallwood, Judia Britton and Betty Sheils, all of Roanoke, Va., Bonnie Wade, Troutville, Va., and Wanda Hinton, Boones Mill, Va.; four grandchildren, Chad Puckett, Jonesborough, Varina Hopper, Woodstock, Ga., Michele Holley, Elizabethton, and Nicole Hughes, Roan Mountain; and three step-grandchildren, Anton Hodge, Adrian Ward and Abraham Martin, all of Orange Park, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Dewey R. Taylor, 70, 340 Nelson Avenue, Piney Flats, who died Saturday, September 29, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 1, from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with the Rev. Allen Davis and Mr. Donnie Kirby officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. and proceed to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Allen, George Lester, Bob Forrester, Tommy Silcox and Mr. Taylor's former fellow employees at Kerns Bakery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Washington County Unit, 1st American Center, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 595A, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, 1808 West End Avenue, Suite 514, Nashville, Tenn. 37203. Online condolences may be sent to the Taylor family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.