October 31, 2001

Nancy L. Smith

   Ms. Nancy Lynn Smith, 37, 18701 13 Mile Road, Roseville, Mich., died Saturday, October 27, 2001, at Mt. Clemons General Hospital, Mt. Clemons, Mich.
   Ms. Smith was a native of Unicoi County but had lived most of her life in Michigan. She was a daughter of Earl Smith, Jonesborough, and Linda Renfro Kumfer, Fort Wayne, Ind.
   Ms. Smith was employed by Morley Candy Company as line leader. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Nancy Jane Smith, and her maternal grandparents, Howard and Nell Renfro.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her stepmother, Theodosia Smith, Jonesborough; her stepfather, Leo Kumfer, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Earl and Sharon Smith, Unicoi; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sherry Smith, St. Clair Shores, Mich., and Aimee and Keith Broyles, Chuckey; her paternal grandfather, Jay H. Smith, Unicoi; and her partner in life, Michael Clendennin. Three nephews, a niece and several 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.
  
   SMITH -- Funeral services for Ms. Nancy Lynn Smith, 37, 18701 13 Mile Road, Roseville, Mich., who died Saturday, October 27, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. E.Y. Bailey officiating. Music will be provided by Alf Smith & Singers and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 1, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers may gather at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  

October 30, 2001

James E. "Jay" Boling

  BOLING -- Funeral services for James E. "Jay" Boling, 80, 705 Scott Street, Butler, who died Saturday, October 27, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Ranshaw and the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Music will be provided by Nioka Markland and John Matheson. Interment will be in the Hill Grove Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Shoun, David Griffey, Lowell Stalcup, Donnie Newell, David Markland, Tom Kyte, Earl Courtner, Vaughn Potter, Bob Barnes, Chuck Finney, Jesse Dillard, J.L. Walsh, Howard Courtner, James Johnson, George Campbell, Danny Stout, Bill Crockett, Bud McCloud, Mack Matherly, Millard Fletcher, Michael Lowe and George Shoun. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Boling to the Butler Baptist Church, P.O. Box 96, Butler, Tenn. 37640. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Richard C. Gunther Sr.

   Richard Charles Gunther Sr., 55, 144 Beryl Blevins Road, Elizabethton, died at his residence Saturday, October 27, 2001, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Gunther was a native of New York City, N.Y., and a son of the late Richard John Gunther Sr. and Anna Ceralabics Gunther.
   Mr. Gunther was a chef and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was of the Catholic faith.
   Survivors include three sons, Richard John Gunther and Tony Scott Hathaway, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Captain Robert K. Gunther, U.S. Army, Seoul, Korea; a sister, Nancy Ryder, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; his ex-wife, Flora Gunther, Elizabethton; and two grandsons, Richard Chandler Gunther, San Antonio, Texas, and Andrew Gunther, Manchester, N.H.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   GUNTHER -- Graveside services for Richard Charles Gunther Sr., 55, 144 Beryl Blevins Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, October 27, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 1, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Father Richard Archer officiating. Active pallbearers will be his sons and nephews. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Tri-City Airport, Room 121, Blountville, Tenn. 37617. 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

Creola M. Stanley

   Mrs. Creola McKinney Stanley, 79, 1739 West G. Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Stanley was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Will and Shelia Shell McKinney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gentry E. Stanley, who died January 28 1992, five sisters, Maxine Matherly, Lorene "Pink" Hajicek, Lois Beam, Edith Arnold and Gladys McKinney, and two brothers, Ernest McKinney and Roy McKinney.
   Mrs. Stanley was the owner of Stanley Trailer Park. She was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Junior and Brenda Stanley, 1731 West G. Street, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Alan McDowell, 228 Heather Lane, Johnson City; four sisters, Zude Brown, Route 4, Elizabethton, Lillie Lyons, Route 1, Hampton, Agnes Walker, 404 South Roan Street, Elizabethton, and Willie Baughman, Clay Little Road, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Timothy Hollifield, Chris Hollifield, Kim Stanley, Sonya Stanley and Heather Stanley; three stepgrandchildren, Jon McDowell, Cheri Todd and Rick Garrison; one adopted granddaughter, Lutfiya Saleh, and one granddaughter-in-law, Monica Hollifield; and a special nephew and family, Sammy, Sally and April Matherly, 1741 West G. Street, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews and two special friends, Peggy Thomas and Betty Taylor, also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STANLEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Creola McKinney Stanley, 79, 1739 West G. Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, October 29, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at Pleasant Beach Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be provided by Tawana Holland, Monica Hollifield and the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday and also at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Sammy Matherly, Donald Brown, Bill Brown, Rick Baughman, Dic Baughman, Thomas Walker, Kent Smith, Jack McKinney, Glen Beam, Dale Ball and Hobart Stanley. Honorary pallbearers will be Adrian Tolley, Lynn Tipton, Kenny Simerly, T.J. Walker, neighbors, friends and members of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille M. Taylor

   Mrs. Lucille M. Taylor, 86, 200 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Noah and Farrie Hicks Gentry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Taylor, December 18, 1996, three sisters, Cora Ellen Ensor, Bessie Baird and Ruby Gentry.
   Mrs. Taylor had lived a number of years in Carter County and was retired from the Carter County Board of Education as a cook at Midway Elementary School. She was a member of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy McNeil and Connie Grindstaff, both of Elizabethton; a son, Dean Parlier, of the home; and two brothers, Earnest Gentry and Frank Gentry, both of Elizabethton. Six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille M. Taylor, 86, 200 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, October 29, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Phillips officiating. Music will be provided by Joyce Salyer, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 1, in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, will be Johnny Holder, A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher, Owen Grindstaff, Lloyd Grindstaff, Marvin Grindstaff, Lee Southerland, Kyle Nidiffer, Ken Nidiffer, Kirby Hurley and David Hurley. A special "Thank You" to Judy Deloach and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and also to a special nurse, Janet Blevins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Dorothy McNeil, 122 Edgewater Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:40 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

October 29, 2001

Richard C. Gunther Sr.

   Richard Charles Gunther Sr., 55, 144 Burl Blevins Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly at his residence Saturday, October 27, 2001.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

James E. White Sr.

  
James E. "Jim" White Sr., 64, 161 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, October 27, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. White was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Montie and Pauline Dempsey White. He was also preceded in death by a son, James E. White Jr.
   Mr. White was employed as a printer with Quebecor World Printing, Kingsport. He was a Free Will Baptist and served in the United States Army.
   Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hicks White, two daughters, Rhonda Cable, Hampton, and Robyn Carrier, Elizabethton; a son, Monty C. White, Elizabethton; a foster daughter, Angela T. Miller, Elizabethton; a sister, Irene Rominger, Greeneville; two brothers, George White Sr., Elizabethton, and Bill White, Salisbury, N.C.; six grandchildren; two aunts, Eula White, Elizabethton, and Ruth Brown, Bluff City; a niece and three nephews; also his special friends, Martha Light, David Black, James Farmer, Louis Jones, Joe Black, Rayford Dingus and Geraldine Grindstaff.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITE -- Funeral services for James E. "Jim" White Sr., 64, 161 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, October 27, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Street and the Rev. Scotty Miller officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 30, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Bobby Hyatt, David Black, Trevor Cable, George White Jr., Boyce Rominger and Brian Rominger. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Carrier, Bob Hyatt, Carl Crowe, Tim Crowe, Doug Colbaugh, Eugene Carrier, Stuart Rominger, Gozzie Ragep and all male employees of Pre-Press Division, Quebecor World, Kingsport. 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 Mr. White to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

October 28, 2001

James E. Boling

  
James E. "Jay" Boling, 80, 705 Scott St., Butler, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, in the Pine Ridge Care Center.
   A native of Old Butler, he was a son of the late James Landon and Ida McHeffery Boling. He had lived a number of years in Ohio before returning to Butler. He was preceded in death by two wives, Thelma Millsaps Boling and Paula Heath Boling and two sisters, Edith Boling Slemp Abel and Margaret Boling Banes Bush, and by one brother, D.W. Boling.
   He was retired from General Motors, Dayton, Ohio, having worked there for 38 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in Germany, France and Belgium. Mr. Boling was a member and trustee of Butler Baptist Church. He was a member of Roan Creek Masonic Lodge #679. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.
   Survivors include his wife, Vernell Courtner Cable Boling, three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Tim Dunlevy, and Betty and Lowell Vaughn, all of Dayton, Ohio, and Barbara and Roger Bunn, Smithville, Va., one sister, Mary Jonas, Dayton, Ohio, one brother, Edwin Boling, Dayton, Ohio, two granddaughters, two grandsons, two step-granddaughters, one step-grandson, three great-granddaughters, two great-grandsons, two great-step-granddaughters, and three great-step-grandsons.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOLING -- Funeral services for James E. "Jay" Boling, 80, 705 Scott St., Butler, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. Doug Ranshaw and David Cunningham officiating. Interment will be in the Hill Grove Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio. Nioka Markland and John Matheson will provide the music. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Shoun, David Griffey, Lowell Stalcup, Donnie Newell, David Markland, Tom Kyte, Earl Courtner, Vaughn Potter, Bob Barnes, Chuck Finney, Jesse Dillard, J.L. Walsh, Howard Courtner, James Johnson, George Campbell, Danny Stout, Bill Crockett, Bud McCloud, Mack Matherly, Millard Fletcher, Michael Lowe and George Shoun. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Boling to the Butler Baptist Church, P.O. Box 96, Butler, TN 37640. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Oran C. Campbell

  
CAMPBELL -- Graveside service for Oran Carroll Campbell, 68, 225 Short Coal Chute Rd., Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda L. Culbert

  
Mrs. Wanda Lee Culbert, 72, 1111 Lynndale Dr., Elizabethton, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at her residence.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Coy and Grace Church Mann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kemp Culbert on June 13, 1994.
   She was formerly employed at Smith Mobile Homes. Mrs. Culbert was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Billy Stout, Jonesborough, a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Shelia Culbert, Jonesborough, a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Edna Mann, Elizabethton, two grandchildren, Adam Culbert and Amy Conley, four great-grandchildren, Isaiah Conley, Austin Stout, Sierra Stout and Kenneth Poore, two nieces, Tracie Mann and Sherry Nave.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CULBERT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Lee Culbert, 72, 1111 Lynndale Dr., Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. Gene Church will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday, will be Billy Stout, Conn Nave, Jason Stout, Kenny Stout, Todd Conley, Bradley Wilcox, Chris Tidwell, Gary Eggers, Kenneth Mann, Jerry Mann, Jim Mann, Richard Arnett, Earl Rock and George Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eula M. Revels

  
Mrs. Eula Mae Revels, 83, Courtyard Apts., Elizabethton, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in the Life Care Center.
   A native of Cherokee County, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Tuck and Emma McAbee Stephens. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1993. She was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
   She was a textile worker for a number of years, and she retired as a caregiver in the nursing home industry. Mrs. Revels was a member of the Browns Chapel Baptist Church, Pacolet, S.C.
   Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Upton, Watauga, and Ailene Osteen, Columbia, S.C., two sisters, Lila Hamrick, Chesnee, S.C., and Virginia Evans, Gaffney, S.C., three granddaughters, Patti Davis, Wanda Ryan and Debra Harvey, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her many dear friends at the Courtyard Apts., and Life Care Center.
   It was her wish to be cremated. A memorial service is being planned for a later date, time and place to be announced.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

A. Wayne Stonestreet

  
A. Wayne Stonestreet, 67, 612 Fuller Ave., Elizabethton, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness.
   A native of Surry County, N.C., he was the son of the late A. Early and Margie Haynes Stonestreet.
   He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church, State Rd., N.C., and attended Hunter First Baptist Church, Elizabethton. Mr. Stonestreet was a retired salesman with Mid-State ADI. Most recently, he was associated with Lewis Auto Sales. He also served in the U.S. Army.
   Survivors include his wife, Patsy Stonestreet, of the home, six sons and five daughters-in-law, A. Wayne and Iris Stonestreet, Jr., Pilot Mountain, N.C., Bruce A. and JoAnn Stonestreet, Mount Airy, N.C., Gregory and Donna Journey, Dobson, N.C., Jody Stonestreet, Jonesborough, Kevin Scott and Cassie Buckles and Kelly Dwight and Carrie Buckles, all of Elizabethton, three sisters, Norma Maynard, Elkin, N.C., Jean Cox, Ronda, N.C., and Ann Key, roaring River, N.C., three grandsons, Aaron Michael Buckles and Zachary Scott Buckles, both of Elizabethton, and Benjamin Journey, Dobson, N.C., three granddaughters and one spouse, Candice and Josh Martin, Martin, Mount Airy, N.C., and Tiffany and Abby Stonestreet, both of Pilot Mountain, N.C., a very special mother-in-law, Pearl Bowers, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com.Tetrick
  
   STONESTREET -- Funeral services for A. Wayne Stonestreet, 67, 612 Fuller Ave., Elizabethton, who died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Revs. Eric Eggers, Mickey Beal and Cabel Cox officiating. Music will be under the direction of Donna Journey and A. Wayne Stonestreet, Jr. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 290, 2001, in the Grindstaff Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be sons, A. Wane Stonestreet, Jr., Bruce A. Stonestreet, Gregory Journey, Jody Stonestreet, Kevin Scott Buckles and Kelly Dwight Buckles. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Lewis, Ken Callaway an d Randy Lewis. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, to go in procession to the cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom, VFW Post No. 2166. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or at the residence, 612 Fuller Ave., at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to The American Cancer Society, C/O Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com.Tetrick

J.E. White, Sr.

  
J.E. "Jim" White, Sr., 64, 161 Taylor Ave., Elizabethton, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Montie and Pauline Dempsey White. He was preceded in death by a son, James E. White, Jr.
   He was employed as a printer with Quebecor World Printing, Kingsport. He was a Free Will Baptist. Mr. White served in the United States Army.
   Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hicks White, two daughters, Rhonda Cable, Hampton, and Robyn Carrier, Elizabethton, one son, Monty C. White, Elizabethton, one foster daughter, Angela T. Miller, Elizabethton, one sister, Irene Rominger, Greeneville, two brothers, George White, Sr., Elizabethton, and Bill White, Salisbury, N.C., six grandchildren, two aunts, Eula White, Elizabethton, and Ruth Brown, Bluff City, one niece and three nephews, also his special friends, Martha Light, David Black, James Farmer, Louis Jones, Joe Black, Rayford Dingus and Geraldine Grindstaff.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITE -- Funeral services for J.E. "Jim" White, Sr., 64, 161 Taylor Ave., Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. Mark Street and Scotty Miller officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Bobby Hyatt, David Black, Trevor Cable, George White, Jr., Bruce Rominger, and Brian Rominger. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Carrier, Bob Hyatt, Carl Crowe, Tim Crowe, Doug Clobaugh, Eugene Carrier, Stuart Rominger, Gozzie Ragep and all male employees of Pre-Press Division, Quebecor World, Kingsport. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mr. White to the American Cancer Society, C/O Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ray E. Williams

  
Ray "Roy" Eugene Williams, 64, 149 Mill Pond Rd., Elizabethton, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Tyler and Nannie Simerly Williams.
   He worked for 25 years at North American Rayon Corp. and retired from Winn-Dixie Super Market after 11 1/2 years of service. Mr. Williams served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Germany. He was of the Methodist faith.
   Survivors include two daughters, Linda Williams, Jessup, Md., and Brenda Williams, Buchanan, W.Va., two step-daughters, Barbara Wisenhunt, Elizabethton, and Penny Hamm, Johnson City, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Irene Williams, Gray, and Earl and Dora Williams, Elizabethton, one granddaughter, Jessica Williams, Buchanan, W.Va., and a very special cousin, Ivadean Rutter.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Ray "Roy" Eugene Williams, 64, 149 Mill Pond Rd., Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with Mr. Greg Key, minister, officiating, Graveside service and interment will be at 12 p.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Monday, will be Dale Chapman, Dick Oatman, Bill Grindstaff, Ralph Simerly, Dan Gould, Frank Taylor, J.D. Anderson and Oscar Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Childress, David Norris, Harry Buck, Jerry McMahan, Jim Cox, Charles LaPorte, Elwood Magee, Raymond Bautista, Nathan Ward, Ronnie Kilby and Luther McKeehan. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Dora Williams, 534 Jobe Rd., Elizabethton. VFW Post 2166 will conduct military graveside graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

October 26, 2001

Oran C. Campbell


   Oran Carroll Campbell, 68, 225 Short Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, October 25, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Oran "Cloe" and Reta Kyte Campbell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Campbell and Darrell Campbell.
   Mr. Campbell worked for the Elizabethton Police Department for nine years after which he worked for the Elizabethton Post Office for a number of years where he was a mail carrier. After his retirement he worked for Wal-Mart for several years.
   Mr. Campbell was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Tennessee National Guard for several years and was involved in Desert Storm. He was a member of the Elizabethton Jaycees for several years and attended Zion Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Peggy Wilson Campbell; a son and daughter-in-law, Oran C. Campbell Jr. and Pamela Campbell, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna Jo and Steve Green, Elizabethton; two sisters, Imogene Barnett, Elizabethton, and Maxine Jones, Kent, Ohio; a brother, Billy Campbell, Sevierville; a granddaughter, Loran Madison Campbell; also his little fishing buddy, Jordan. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Oran Carroll Campbell, 68, 225 Short Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, October 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 27, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun and his son, Oran C. Campbell Jr., officiating. Music will be provided by Robin Montgomery. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Graveside Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, will be nephews: Lamont Barnett, Rusty Barnett, Billy Mack Campbell, Jamey Campbell, Steve Jones and Bill Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Dial, Jim Gouge, George Trent, Paul Hampton, Shirley McGee, Carroll McKinney, friends and co-workers of the Elizabethton Post Office, friends and co-workers of Wal-Mart, members of the Tennessee National Guard #776, and the Church Family of Zion Baptist Church and Centerview Church of Christ. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Campbell to the Humane Society or the Elizabethton-Carter County Animal Rescue. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Oran C. Campbell Jr. and Pamela Campbell, 396 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy R. Jones

  
Dorothy R. Jones, 57, 304 South Park Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Jones was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Virgil and Bertha Luttrell Johnson. She was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Jones was a member of High Point Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Junior Jones; a son, Tony C. Jones, Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara Ann Teel, Elizabethton; two sisters, Shelby Bradley, Fairdale, Ky., and Leona Kingrey, DePauw, Ind.; two grandsons, Jesse Teel and Chris Gegar; and a granddaughter, Tonya Jones.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lucy M. Stanley

   Lucy M. Stanley, 88, 1208 Meadowview Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Phyllis Presnell, 208 Dawn Drive, Elizabethton, after a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Stanley was a native of Ashland, W.Va., and had lived most of her life in Watauga and Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Andrew J. Willis and Emma Jarrett Willis and was also preceded in death by her husbands, Melvin F. Stanley and Ed Plank, four sons, Clinton, James, Ray and Roy Stanley, and by ten brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Stanley was a homemaker and a member of Watauga Church of God.
   Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Presnell, include three other daughters, Irene Persinger, Johnson City, Maxine Smith, Elizabethton, and lma Jean Smith, Bristol, and a son, Elby Stanley, Bluff City. Eighteen grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STANLEY -- Funeral services for Lucy M. Stanley, 88, 1208 Meadowview Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, October 26, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Shelton and Mr. Charlie Brown officiating. Entombment will follow committal services at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, at Monte Vista Chapel Mausoleum. The family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for committal services. Pallbearers will be Wallace Phipps, Kenneth Johnson, William "Bill" Cox, Dennis Cox, Elmer Carden, Robert Todd, James Ray II and Bill Hamm. For those who prefer, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Watauga Church of God Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the Stanley family via www.morrisbaker.com. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday and other hours at the home of a daughter, Phyllis Presnell, 208 Dawn Drive, Elizabethton. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

James F. Thomas

   James Forrest Thomas, 90, 301 Main Street, Bluff City, died Thursday, October 25, 2001, at Bristol Hospice House, Bristol.
   Mr. Thomas was a son of the late Bert and Margaret Trivette Thomas and was also preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Thomas.
   Mr. Thomas graduated from Bluff City High School in 1928. In the late '20s and '30s he worked as a Bluff City substitute mail carrier and Johnson City mail clerk. From 1933-1944 he was employed at Central Glass Company, Bristol, Va.
   Mr. Thomas worked at the National Firework Company and the J.B. Webb Store in Bluff City. He built Thomas Store and operated it as a general merchandise store in Bluff City for 10 years and also owned and operated Builders Supply Company. In 1958, Thomas Store divided into a hardware and grocery store, which it remained for 20 years until the grocery discontinued and the hardware expanded into all the building and operated as Thomas Hardware Store. He remained active in the business of his store for 56 years.
   Other than his business, Mr. Thomas was actively involved in the Bluff City Community. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bluff City for 74 years, serving as deacon and as a Sunday School Teacher for over 40 years. He was a 1946 charter member of the Bluff City Civitan Club and served as president and other offices. Forrest founded the 1960 organization of the Bluff City Morningview Cemetery Association, of which he remained active in service to for over 40 years. He was also a Shriner and 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Bluff City's Zollicoffer Lodge #444 and Eastern Star Chapter #414.
   Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Betty Bare Massengill Thomas, of the home; an only child, Gail Cambron, and her husband, Greg, Johnson City; two granddaughters, Faith and Grace Cambron; one sister, Willene Rhea Diegel; one brother, Robert M. Thomas and his wife, Shirley. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   THOMAS -- Funeral services for James Forrest Thomas, 90, 30 Main Street, Bluff City, who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 25, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 28, at the First Baptist Church of Bluff City with Pastors Charles Earl and Edward Scarbrough officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Morningview Cemetery. Masonic Graveside Services will be performed by Bluff City's Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge #444. Active pallbearers will be Mike Miller, Ashley Weaver, Earl Buchanan, James Jones, John Weaver, Herbert Riley, Howard Cross and Reed Rutherford. Honorary pallbearers will be Rom Baird, Martin Cadle, Blain Hunigan, Steve Morris, Roy Feathers, Eugene Dempsey, Greg Wallace, Larry Utt, Lyle Henson, Jerry Buchanan, Randall Sargent, Marvin Hyatt and other close friends. Because of Forrest's lifelong community service and love of Bluff City, the family requests instead of flowers that those desiring give lasting memorials by contributing to various functions of the city. Suggestions would be the Bluff City Morningview Cemetery Association, c/o Mike Miller, 1074 Silver Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 3761; the Thomas Memorial Library, 481 Cedar Street, Bluff City, TN, or Bluff City area churches. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Bluff City. Condolences to the family may be sent to bluffcity@funeral-plans.com. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick-Bluff City Chapel. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

October 25, 2001

Randy L. Lipford


  
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Randy Lynn Lipford, 51, of Charlotte, died Sunday, October 21, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Lipford was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and a son of Charlotte "Jo" Lipford, Elizabethton, and the late Basil Lipford.
   Mr. Lipford was a 1967 graduate of North Mecklenburg High School and was owner-operator of Expert Painting Company.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Loretta Piercy Lipford; a son, Jeffrey Lipford, Charlotte; a daughter, Angela Lipford, and her fiancé, Robert Barnette, Charlotte; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Mike Robinson, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Steve and Anna Lipford, Charlotte; and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorie and Allan Smith, Lincolnton, Sherry and Mike Pope, Gastonia, and Mitsi and Randy Rogers, Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 24, at Raymer Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28204.
   Funeral arrangements were by Raymer Funeral Home in Huntersville, (704) 892-9669.

Pansy B. Robinette

   Mrs. Pansy B. Robinette, 82, 113 Bradley Road, Unicoi, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   Mrs. Robinette was a native of Asheville, N.C., but had lived most of her life in Unicoi County. She was a daughter of the late Joe and Zette Tomlin Buchanan and was also preceded in death by her husband, Edison "Ed" Robinette, in 1990, and by three brothers.
   Mrs. Robinette was a homemaker and a member of Unicoi Church of God.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Harvey Jack and Rhonda Robinette, Milan, Mich., and Raymond and Brenda Robinette, Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Thomas McMillan, Leakey, Texas, Wanda and Robert Webb, Unicoi, and Linda and the Rev. Clarence Depew, McKinley, Tenn.; a brother, Donald Buchanan, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a sister, Rosie Woodby, Cleveland, Ohio. Twelve grandchildren, 16 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.
  
   ROBINETTE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pansy B. Robinette, 82, 113 Bradley Road, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, October 26, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Holloway officiating. Music will be provided by the Rev. Clarence Depew, Leslie Depew, Luanne Powers and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 27, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Friends will serve as pallbearers. The family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 9:50 a.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, 113 Bradley Road, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Danny R. Simerly

  
Rev. Danny Ross Simerly, 51, 127 Lane Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at his residence.
   Rev. Simerly was a native of Banner Elk, N.C., and had lived his life in Carter County. He was a son of Edith Arnett Simerly, Hampton, and the late Earl J. Simerly Jr.
   Rev. Simerly was ordained to the ministry in 1981 and over the past 20 years he had pastored the following churches: Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Fairview Free Will Baptist Church and Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church. He had been pastor of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church since 1996. He was a member of the Toe River Free Will Baptist Association.
   Rev. Simerly had been employed by Mayes Brothers Tool Manufacturing Company, Johnson City, where he was Quality Control Manager for the past 32 years. He served in the United States Marine Reserve.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Janice Cornett Simerly; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Jamie Combs and Jill and Gary Markland, all of Elizabethton; a son, Danny Ray Simerly, Hampton; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and John King, Judy and Darrell Guinn and Jill and Roy Stanbery, all of Elizabethton, and Janie and Harlan Guinn, Roan Mountain; three brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Allen and Judy Simerly and Teddy and Debbie Simerly, all of Hampton, and Leroy and Deborah Simerly, Hickory, N.C.; two granddaughters, Danielle Combs and Sydney Markland; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Todd Lowe.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SIMERLY -- Funeral services for Rev. Danny Ross Simerly, 51, 127 Lane Hill Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with The Lord Tuesday, October 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, October 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. D.C. Byrd and the Rev. Lester Perkins officiating. Music will be provided by the Union Hill Trio. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, in the Whitehead Hill Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Dennis Perry, Joe Eggers, Kelly Bowers, Keith Lyons, Claude Hart, Buford Peters, Darrell Guinn and Harold Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be the congregations of the churches he has pastored, employees of Mayes Brothers Tool Manufacturing Company, Dr. Sue Prill, Dr. Bennett Cowan, the chemotherapy nurses of the 2nd Floor West at Bristol Regional Medical Center and ministers of the Toe River Free Will Baptist Association. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 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.

  

October 24, 2001

Pauline Brookshire

   Pauline Brookshire, 93, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, 710 E. Second Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Hillview Health Care, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Brookshire was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late James and Rhoda Hicks Lowe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Windom Porter Brookshire, July 14, 1983, and two brothers, Paul and Bill Lowe.
   Mrs. Brookshire was a member of Grace Baptist Church and a retired employee of S.H. Kress & Company, after 19 years of service.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Wilkie and Carol Shell Brookshire, Elizabethton; a sister, Pansy Phipps, Powell; four grandchildren, Ronnie Brookshire, Nashville, John Brookshire, Johnson City, Christy Tyree, Hampton, and Chris Brookshire, Sandpoint, Idaho; and five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Wyatt, Hunter, Remington and Curtis. 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
  
   BROOKSHIRE -- Graveside services and interment for Pauline Brookshire, 93, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, 710 E. Second Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 25, at Brookshire Cemetery, Johnson County (Doeville Community), with her son, the Rev. Wilkie Brookshire, and the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends and family attending the graveside service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. Friends may call at their convenience between the hours of 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Friends may also call at the residence of her son, the Rev. Wilkie Brookshire, 712 West D. Street, Elizabethton. 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.

Alice L. Jones

   Mrs. Alice L. Cooke Jones, 56, 115 Scott Lane, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 22, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Jones was a native of Richmond, Va., and the daughter of the late Lloyd F. and Ruth Mae Herr Cooke. She was also preceded in death by her husband, B. Frank Jones Jr., in 1984, a brother, William Randolph Cooke, and a sister, Mae Jefferson.
   Mrs. Jones was an office clerk of the First Utility District of Carter County and a member of Hunter First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Volunteer Sunday School Class, AWANA Youth Leader, Hunter First Youth Group and Nursery Worker. She was also a Past President of the Hunter Elementary P.T.A. and was a substitute teacher for the Carter County School System.
   Survivors include two sons, Donald Bryce Jones, Newport, and Scott Walden Jones, of the home; two brothers, Lloyd F. Cooke Jr., Lancaster, Va., and John Garnett Cooke, Rocky Mount, Va.; two sisters, Dorothy C. Angle, Rocky Mount, Va., and Julia C. Powell, Chesterfield, Va.; and a sister-in-law, Dixie Lee Jones, Richmond, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   JONES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Alice L. Cooke Jones, 56, 115 Scott Lane, Elizabethton, who died Monday, October 22, 2001, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Jon Christiansen, minister, and the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Music will be by Emery Cordell and Patty Hodge, soloists, and Sue Bowers, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 25, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Doug Graham, Jimmy Graham, Pat Barr, Dale Morley, Jim Ferguson, David Honeycutt, Mark Angle and Gene Buck. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Gentry, Lawrence Hodge, Hugh Hodge, D.L. Whaley, Bill McFadden, Cecil Eggers, Luther Oliver, Staff and Family of First Utility Water District and members of Hunter First Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 or to a local charity. Condolences may be sent to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Dorothy R. Jones

   Dorothy R. Jones, 57, 304 South Park Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Jones was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Virgil and Bertha Luttrell Johnson. She was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Jones was a member of High Point Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Junior Jones; a son, Tony C. Jones, Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara Ann Teel, Elizabethton; two sisters, Shelby Bradley, Fairdale, Ky., and Leona Kingrey, DePauw, Ind.; two grandsons, Jesse Teel and Chris Teel; and a granddaughter, Tonya Jones.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JONES -- Funeral services for Dorothy R. Jones, 57, 304 South Park Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 25, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Storie and the Rev. Allen Johnson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be Tommy Bennett, Todd Jones, Michael Teel, Gene Teel, Beokie Baber, David VanDyke, Ed Holsclaw and Jeff Holsclaw. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel s in charge of arrangements.

Annis B. Masterson

   BURTON, Mich. -- Annis Bell Masterson, 72, of Burton, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Masterson was born October 26, 1928, in Elizabethton, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayland J. Masterson, a son, Gary E. Lyons, and a sister, Pauline Carriger.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Rhonda; two sisters, Pearl Wilson and Elsie Harrison; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
   A memorial service was held Saturday, October 20, at the home of the Rev. Dennis Wilson, 307 Ferguson Street, Elizabethton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family or a charity of one's choice.
   Swartz Funeral Home Inc., Flint, Mich., (810) 235-2345, was in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Danny R. Simerly

   Rev. Danny Ross Simerly, 51, 127 Lane Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Kevin R. Yarber

   Kevin Raymond Yarber, 35, 129 C.D. Williams Road, Telford, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
   Mr. Yarber was a native of Maryland and the son of Ronny and Lynda Curtis Yarber, Johnson City.
   Mr. Yarber was an employee of the Johnson City School System, having worked in the Maintenance Department. He was in the Army Reserves and had served in Operation Desert Storm. He attended the Fountain of Life Bible Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Kimberly Campbell Yarber, of the home; a son, Lance Corporal Kristopher James Yarber, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; a daughter, Kourtney Elizabeth Yarber, of the home; a sister, Kelly Elizabeth Yarber, Johnson City; his paternal grandparents, Harry and Inis Yarber, Unicoi; and one aunt, Phyllis Estep, Johnson City.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   YARBER -- Funeral services for Kevin Raymond Yarber, 35, 129 C.D. Williams Road, Telford, who died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 25, at the Fountain of Life Bible Church with Dr. Vic Young officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be employees of the Johnson City School System Maintenance Department. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

 

October 23, 2001

Alice Jones

   Mrs. Alice Jones, 56, 115 Scott Lane, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 22, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Pauline Brookshire

   Pauline Brookshire, 93, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton,, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Hillview Health Center 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
  

October 21, 2001

Billie J. Ashley


   Billie Jean Ashley, 57, 106 Morgan Branch Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, October 18, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Ashley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Nell Hoss Birchfield Shell, Roan Mountain, and the late Oscar K. Birchfield. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Oscar K. Birchfield Jr.
   Mrs. Ashley was a Diet Aide at Cannon Memorial Hospital for 28 years.
   Survivors include her husband, James L. Ashley, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Terry Byrd, Roan Mountain, and Jimmye and Jeff Hubbard, Johnson City; three grandchildren, Tracy Stout, Holly Byrd and Robbie Byrd, all of Roan Mountain; two brothers, Gerald Birchfield and Keith Shell, both of Roan Mountain; and a sister, Rita Shell Jackson, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   ASHLEY -- Funeral services for Billie Jean Ashley, 57, 106 Morgan Branch Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, October 18, 2001, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Chaplain Tony Fortune and Mr. Gerald Holly, minister, officiating. Interment followed in the Perry Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Andy Stout, Dexter Whisnant, Steve Jackson, Stevie Jackson, Terry Byrd and Brody Shell. Honorary pallbearers will be special friends at Cannon Memorial Hospital. The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 106 Morgan Branch Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Dovie G. Taylor

   Dovie Gobble Taylor, 91, 125 Utah Street, Johnson City, died Friday, October 19, 2001, at Hillview Health Care Center, Elizabethton, after a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Washington County and a lifelong resident of this area. She was a daughter of the late Mike Gobble and Rita Garrett Gobble and was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Anderson Taylor, in 1993; a daughter, Louise Taylor Morgan; a brother, Lloyd Gobble; and two sisters, Verna Feathers and Geneva Johnson.
   Mrs. Taylor retired from Leon-Ferenbach in 1971 after 45 years of employment. She was a member of Keystone Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four daughters, Betty Taylor Marcum, Jamestown, N.C., Shirley Taylor Noonan, Knoxville, Barbara Taylor Moody and Sharon Taylor Grindstaff, both of Johnson City; and a brother, George Gobble, Johnson City. Twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, 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 Dovie Gobble Taylor, 91, 125 Utah Street, Johnson City, who died Friday, October 19, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 21, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Ira Howard officiating. Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 22, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Friends are invited to meet the family at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be John Bailey and Rick Freeman. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the Taylor family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret E. Hale

   Mrs. Margaret Edens Hale, 82, 507 West D. Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, October 19, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Hale was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late David T. and Polly Proffitt Edens. She was also preceded in death by a son, Luther L. Hale Jr., a brother, Elmer Edens, and a sister, Eula Wilcox.
   Mrs. Hale was a 1938 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a retired Admissions Clerk at the Carter County Memorial Hospital. She was a charter member of the Women's Civic Club and the Birthday Club and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and church hostess.
   Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Luther L. Hale, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Brenda Hale, Elizabethton, and Joseph Scott and Jill Susan Hale, Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren, Juli and Richard L. Hale II, Elizabethton, Elizabeth Anne "Betsy" Hale, Johnson City, Kathryn Susan Hale, Jennifer Lynne Hale and Matthew Scott Hale, all of Pensacola, Fla.; and special friends, Phyllis Walker, Peggy Norris and Eddie Carver.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HALE -- Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Edens Hale, 82, 507 West D. Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, October 19, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 22, in the Crown Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Rodney Werline officiating. Music will be by Paul Gabinet, soloist. Interment will follow the service. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday prior to the graveside service. Friends may also call at the residence or at the residence of a son, Richard Hale, 204 Constitution Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the First Presbyterian Church, nephews and neighbors. Special thanks to Dr. Burgin E. Dossett Jr. and the Staff of Johnson City Internal Medicine, Dr. Larry Hudson, Nursing Staff of 3200 at Johnson City Medical Center, and Homecare Services and Hospice. Everyone wishing to attend the service will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Monday. To those who desire, memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 119 West F. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family by e-mail at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
Raymond K. Humphrey

  
Raymond Kenneth "Leroy" Humphrey, 53, 441 Sells Road, Bluff City, died Friday, October 19, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Humphrey was a lifelong resident of Bluff City. He was a member of Gateway Baptist Church, and was a member of the Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge #444 of Bluff City with 21 years of service. He was a mechanic with the Sullivan County Department of Education with 17 years of service.
   Survivors include his wife, Sheila R. Humphrey; a daughter, Kimberly R. Humphrey, Bristol; a grandson, Zachary Tuggle, Bristol; a granddaughter, Stormie Tuggle, Bristol; four brothers, James Olin Humphrey, Arthur Humphrey and John David Humphrey, all of Bristol, and James Carr, Piney Flats; and three sisters, Ruth Shepherd, Bristol, Va., Elizabeth Delaney, Bristol, and Mae Street, Bakersville, N.C. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HUMPHREY -- Funeral services for Raymond Kenneth "Leroy" Humphrey, 53, 441 Sells Road, Bluff City, who died Friday, October 19, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 21, from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Shinault officiating. A Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. by the Zollicoffer Masonic Lodge #444. The committal will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 22, at Sunrise Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be J.W. Hilton, Jay Greear, Marvin Hyatt, Clarence Blackburn, Howard Oliver, Gordon Hughes, Jim Leonard and Ed Eades. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Taylor, Joy Vaughn, Kathy Ketron and the ladies of the Sullivan County Credit Union. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, is in charge of arrangements.

James D. Taylor

   James Donald Taylor, 54, of Oceanside, Calif., died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, in Kingsport following a brief illness.
   Mr. Taylor was a native of Ft. Worth, Texas, and a son of Mrs. Hazel Elizabeth Roten Taylor, Oceanside, Calif., and the late Edwin Monroe Taylor.
   Mr. Taylor was self-employed in the residential construction industry and was a U.S. Army Vietnam Purple Heart recipient veteran. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Gary Taylor, Kingsport, and a sister, Jessie Reed, Oceanside, Calif. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Announcement made by Mountain Empire Cremation, 2295 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, (423) 547-0379.
  
Bessie M. Vance

  
Bessie M. Vance, 92, formerly of 199 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, October 19, 2001, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Vance was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Samuel and Rhoda Jane Guinn Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Vance; a daughter, Virginia Holtsclaw; three brothers, Earl Miller, John Miller and Lincoln Miller; a grandson, Randy Vance; and a granddaughter, Brenda Sue Vandeventer.
   Mrs. Vance was a member of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two daughters, Elwanda Warren Nave, Elizabethton, and Yvonne Birchfield, Sacramento, Calif.; four sons, Bobby G. Vance, Baltimore, Md., James R. Vance, Sacramento, Calif., Kelley Vance, Roan Mountain, and William Roger Vance, Kingsport; a sister, Dare Eller, of Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Vivian Cordell, Roan Mountain.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   VANCE -- Funeral services for Bessie M. Vance, 92, formerly of 199 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, October 19, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 21, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with Mr. Henry Reynolds and Mr. Gerald Holly, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Streets of Gold. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be David Shaw, Brian Vance, Rick Shell, Eddie Odom, Fletcher Gouge, T.J. Shell and Charles Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Asher, Kennie Cordell and the men of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, or at the residence, 199 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Lower Shell Creek Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 127, Roan Mountain, Tenn. 37687. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

October 19, 2001

Jean Ashley

   Mrs. Jean Ashley, 57, 106 Morgan Branch Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, October 18, 2001, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Annie B. Masterson

   BURTON, Mich. -- Annis Bell Masterson, 72, of Burton, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Masterson was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayland J. Masterson, a brother, Gary E. Lyons, and a sister, Pauline Carriger.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Rhonda; two sisters, Pearl Wilson and Elsie Harrison; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
   A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at the residence of the Rev. Dennis Wilson, 307 Ferguson Street, Elizabethton. The family will gather with friends from 1 p.m. Saturday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family or a charity of one's choice.
   Swartz Funeral Home, Flint, Mich., (810) 235-2345, is in charge of arrangements.

Leland M. McConnell

   Leland Monroe McConnell, 88, of Bristol, Va., died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at the Quillen Dishner VA Medical Center.
   Mr. McConnell was a native of Scott County, Va., and a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a retired employee with the Tennessee Eastman Corporation with 36 years of service and a member of the Woodmen of the World, Camp 269, of Bristol, Va. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during World War II.
   Mr. McConnell was preceded in death by his wife, Delma Carroll McConnell.
   Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Skaggs Jarrell, Bluff City, and Marilyn Rust, Greenwood, S.C., and two sons, Leland D. "Doug" McConnell and David William McDonnell, both of Bristol, Va. Eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 988-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   McCONNELL -- Funeral services for Leland Monroe McConnell, 88, of Bristol, Va., who went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, October 17, 2001, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 20, from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lester MacKinnon officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the VFW Patton Crosswhite Post #6975 of Bristol. Active pallbearers will be Terry Rust, Tom Jarrell, Randy Rust, Dave McConnell, Steven Skaggs and Erik Skaggs. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Woodmen of the World, Camp 269, of Bristol, Va. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. The family would like to thank the Staff and Doctors at the Quillen Dishner VA Medical Center for their care and concern. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 988-2111, is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie M. Vance

   Mrs. Bessie M. Vance, of Roan Mountain, died Friday, October 19, 2001, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

October 18, 2001

The Rev. Ronda Street

   The Rev. Ronda Street, 76, 106 Old Highway 19E, Hampton, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at his residence.
   Rev. Street was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Taylor and Mary Street. He was also preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
   Rev. Street was a Free Will Baptist Minister, having pastored several churches in the area. He was also a retired barber, having operated Street's Barber Shop for a number of years. He was a member of the Jack's Creek Free Will Baptist Association and a member of Sunset Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Mina Hyder Street; two daughters and a son-in-law, Shelia and Bill Breedlove and Hilda Graham, all of Hampton; a sister and brother-in-law, Vernishia and Omar Simerly, Gray; a granddaughter, Julie Ann Breedlove, Hampton; and a grandson, Joseph Breedlove, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STREET -- Funeral services for the Rev. Ronda Street, 76, 106 Old Highway 19E, Hampton, who died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 18, from Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. D.C. Byrd and the Rev. Billy Morgan officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Jo Kerley. Interment will be private. Active pallbearers will be Wade Tolley, Bill Breedlove, Joseph Breedlove, Jimmy Orr, Shannon Morton and Kevin Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Carmon Simerly, Nelson Morgan, Claude Morton, Nathan Woodby, Len Wright, John Whitehead, Odell Guinn, Herman Honeycutt Jr., Willard Elliott and Ministers of the Jack's Creek Free Will Baptist Association. A Presentation of the Christian Flag will be presented following the funeral service by Ministers of the Jack's Creek Association. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

October 16, 2001

Opal L. Boling

   Opal L. Boling, 89, formerly of Timber Ridge Road, Bluff City, died Monday, October 15, 2001, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Boling was a native of Bluff City and a daughter of the late Will and Mae Miller Harmon. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lynn Harmon, and a granddaughter.
   Mrs. Boling was a member of Brookside Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, R. Parks Boling, Elizabethton; five sons, Wilbor Cleatis Boling and Lester G. Boling, both of Piney Flats, Aaron Lynn Boling, Bluff City, Forrest Wayne Boling, Elizabethton, and Robert Allen Boling, Salem, Va.; and two sisters, Willeta Miracle and Arzella Malone, both of Bluff City. Thirteen grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOLING -- Funeral services for Opal L. Boling, 89, formerly of Timber Ridge Road, Bluff City, who died Monday, October 15, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with the Rev. Fred Potter, the Rev. Sam Richards and the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be Timothy A. Boling, Jeff Boling, Rick Boling, Brian Boling, Gregg Boling and Allen Boling. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Malone, Randy Malone, James Akard, Carl Gross and Carl Sheffey. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at bluffcity@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Irwin B. Fields

   First Sgt. Irwin B. Fields (Ret.-USMC), 66, 158 Don Rominger Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 14, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Fields was a native of Springfield, Mass., and the son of the late Samuel and Leila Bailey Fields. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Alice K. Douglas, and a brother, Samuel B. Fields.
   Mr. Fields was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, having served in the Korean Conflict and two tours of duty in South Vietnam. He was a member of Blue Springs Christian Church.
   He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #824, the American Legion Post #49, and the Third Marine Division Association.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Richardson Fields, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Julia and Bill McDonald, Logan, W.Va., and Susan Fields, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert B. Fields, Lexington, N.C., and Irwin H. and Melissa Fields, Elizabethton; a sister, Leila Jean Owens, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, James Hardin and Caleb McDonald, both of Logan, W.Va., Emily Fields and Ethan Fields, both of Elizabethton, and Patrick B. Kelly, Lexington, N.C.; and his mother-in-law, Gay Richardson, Gray. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   FIELDS -- Funeral services for First Sgt. Irwin B. Fields (Ret.-USMC), 66, 158 Don Rominger Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, October 14, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Minister Bill McDonald and the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Music will be by David Arney, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be by Bryan Combs, bagpiper. Military Honors will be accorded by the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be selected from members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #824. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Herman Mann and all members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #824. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the home of a son, Irwin H. Fields, 130 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. 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

Sandy A. Greenwell

GREENWELL -- Funeral services for Sandy A. Greenwell, 79, 316 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, October 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Walter Woodson and the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Entombment will follow the service in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews, Pat Norris, John Norris, L.D. Nunley II, Thomas Dunlap, Ken Gwynn, Steve Kline, Mike Greenwell, Benjamin Woodson, Joe Woodson and Nathan Woodson and also Joe LaPorte, Sam LaPorte, John Banks, Tom Banks, Mike Buck, Jack Buck, Phil Fleenor and Ivan Lilly. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center, 428 East G. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family by e-mail at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Essie M. McGovern

   Essie Mae McGovern, 82, 501 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 14, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. McGovern was a native of Roda, Va., and had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late John and Eva Grindstaff Sargent and was also preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. McGovern, March 14, 1963, a son, Michael J. McGovern Jr., a sister, Louise Payne, and a brother, Richard L. Sargent.
   Mrs. McGovern was of the Baptist faith and a former employee of Beaunit Corporation.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Helen M. and Jack A. Williams, Johnson City, and Kathryn A. and Robert "Toney" Sammons, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Jack A. Williams Jr., Gray, and Bruce E. Williams, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; three great-grandchildren, Jessica Williams and Andrew Williams, both of Gray, and Sloan Williams, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; two brothers, Eulas H. Sargent and Stephen G. Sargent, both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Gladys Woods and Gertrude Vaughn, both of Elizabethton; and a special sister-in-law, Evelyn Sargent, 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
  
   McGOVERN -- Graveside services for Essie Mae McGovern, 82, 501 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, October 14, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow the graveside service. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack A. Williams, Bruce E. Williams, Andrew Williams, Tom Grindstaff, Benny Grindstaff, Dr. Jason Hatjioannou and Rick Williams. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Kathryn Sammons, 501 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton (please use downstairs entrance), at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. McGovern to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604, 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) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche Mosler

   Blanche Mosler, 68, formerly of Brownlow Apartments, West G. Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, October 15, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Mosler was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Lee Monroe and Grace Henegar Vines. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Mosler, and a sister, Yvonne Crumley.
   Mrs. Mosler was of the Baptist faith and a retired employee of Mary's Salads of Johnson City.
   Survivors include a son, Larry Austin, Elizabethton; six brothers and four sisters-in-law, Paul Vines of North Carolina, Porter and Patricia Vines, Johnson City, Wayne and Janice Vines, Jack Vines, Robert and Lois Vines and Jerry and Reba Vines, all of Elizabethton; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elizabeth Buck and Louise and J.T. Austin, all of Elizabethton; and two special children, Shane and David Austin, both 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
  
   MOSLER -- Funeral services for Blanche Mosler, 68, formerly of Brownlow Apartments, West G. Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, October 15, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Junior Justus, Tony Vines, Gary Vines and Ralph Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ray Lamb, Dr. William Kincaid, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, and the 3rd and 5th Floor Staff of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Special thanks to the Pine Ridge Nursing Center Staff. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Elizabeth Buck, Dan Cole 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 15, 2001

June L. Davidson

   June Lafell Davidson, 79, 371 Airport Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Davidson was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Blaine and Susan Bowman Heaton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Davidson, December 8, 1980, a son, Marvin Davidson, April 6, 2001, and by six brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Davidson was a retired nurses assistant at the Carter County Memorial Hospital and a member of Fellowship Community Church, Watauga.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda F. and John Foster and Joan E. and Larry Dean Kiser, all of Elizabethton, and Barbara and Wayne Dugger, Powell; a son and daughter-in-law, Marion L. and Virginia Davidson, Watauga; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Lou and Cecil Davidson, Elizabethton; and a brother and sister-in-law, J.B. and Ann Heaton, 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
  
   DAVIDSON -- Funeral services for June Lafell Davidson, 79, 371 Airport Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, October 13, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, October 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ethel Davidson and Rick Sweeney. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from the men of Fellowship Community Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Denton Lyons, grandsons, and special thanks to Dr. Joe May, Dr. Steven May, and the staff of Pine Ridge Care Center. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Joan E. Kiser, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Irwin B. Fields

   Retired First Sgt. Irwin B. Fields, 66, 158 Don Rominger Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, October 14, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Ralph R. Smith

  
Ralph Raymond Smith, 72, 1321 Lowe Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Smith was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Samuel and Reva Hyder Smith. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Smith, and a sister, Helen Phillips.
   Mr. Smith was a retired Route Salesman for Flav-O-Rich Inc., with 27 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He attended the First Assembly of God.
   Survivors include his wife, Madlyn Peterson Smith; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny Smith and Darrin and Karla Smith, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Mary Price, Elizabethton, and June Crowe, Johnson City; and a brother, Walter Brownlow Smith, Johnson City.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SMITH -- Graveside services for Ralph Raymond Smith, 72, 1321 Lowe Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, October 13, 2001, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, October 15, in the Whitehead Cemetery (Gap Creek) with the Rev. Ricky Jones officiating. Interment will follow the service. Cheryl Appleba will provide the music. Friends may call at the funeral home or at the residence at any time. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 3:55 p.m. Monday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Estel F. Williams

  
Estel Fonce Williams, 83, 299 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at Hermitage Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Samuel Webb and Lorina Vanderventer Williams. He was also 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 Corporation after 48 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served 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; and a sister, Pauline Boyd, Elizabethton. Six grandchildren, two great-grandsons 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
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Estel Fonce Williams, 83, 299 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, October 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, October 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. W.D. Garman and the Rev. Joe Manis officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joel Street and Bobby Heaton. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #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 from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. 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.