November 14, 2001

Ruth Butler

   Ruth Butler, 62, 103 Von Cannon Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Butler was a native of Yancey County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Harry M. and Bessie Ellison McCracken. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Butler.
   Mrs. Butler was a member of Milligan Free Will Baptist Church and attended College Park Free Will Baptist Church. She was an employee of Empire Furniture Company.
   Survivors include a son, Michael Keith Butler, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristine and Jerry Roberts, Johnson City; a grandchild, Shawn Presley, Johnson City; two sisters, June McCracken, Gray, and Shirley Martin, Lexington, N.C.; and two brothers, LeRoy McCracken, Burnsville, N.C., and Douglas McCracken, Hillembrand, N.C. 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
  
   BUTLER -- Funeral services for Ruth Butler, 62, 103 Von Cannon Drive, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, November 16, at Butler Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Kristine Roberts, 144 Taylor Town Road, Johnson City, 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.

Elsie L. Chambers

   Elsie Lillian Chambers, 87, 1249 Thomas Boulevard, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Chambers was a native of Washington County and had been a resident of Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Norman and Elizabeth Fox Austin and was also preceded in death by her husband, Jim Chambers Sr., November 5, 1979, a brother, Bill Austin, and a sister, Dorothy Chambers.
   Mrs. Chambers was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was co-owner and founder of Jim's Men and Boy's Shop.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Tony Maddox, Dallas, Texas, and June and Bobby Snyder, Gray; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kay Chambers, Elizabethton; a brother, Carl Austin, Elizabethton; and 10 grandchildren, Bobby Snyder and Lance Snyder, both of Charlotte, N.C., Summar Snyder, Greenville, S.C., Todd Chambers, Atlanta, Ga., Craig Chambers, Kevin Chambers and Brandon Chambers, all of Elizabethton, Dorinda Rainey, Unicoi, Chad Maddox, Dallas, Texas, and Ty Maddox of Nebraska. Six 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
  
   CHAMBERS -- Funeral services for Elsie Lillian Chambers, 87, 1249 Thomas Boulevard, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 12, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Ron Owens and the Rev. Luis O'Bourke officiating. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Grace Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1249 Thomas Boulevard, 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.

Frances E. Johnson

   Frances Ethel Johnson, 79, 166 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Johnson was a native of Old Butler and a daughter of the late Joseph Anderson and Mattie Ethel Arnold Lunceford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Howard Johnson, January 4, 1991, and two sisters, Ola Slusser and Blanche Andrews.
   Mrs. Johnson had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She attended Watauga Academy.
   Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Stonecypher and Linda Nave and her friend, Brian Vaughn, all of Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Linda Johnson, Elizabethton; a brother, Earl Lunceford, Aberdeen, Wash.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, J.B. Andrews, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Linville

   Robert "Buster" Linville, 77, 900 Virginia Street, Unit 5, Unicoi, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   Mr. Linville was a native of Unicoi County, having lived in Augusta, Ga., for 20 years before moving back to this area in 1981. He was a son of the late Nathaniel David and Bessie Tapp Linville and was also preceded in death by a brother, Marion Linville.
   Mr. Linville was a World War II Army Veteran, having served in the European Theatre with the 822 M.P. Company. He was a retired school teacher, having taught in Augusta, Ga., at Love Chapel Elementary School and at the former Limestone Cove Elementary School, where he had also served as principal.
   He was a member of Unicoi United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Chancel Choir and the Friendship Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge No. 681 F&AM, the Unicoi-Erwin Order of Eastern Star No. 276 and the Unicoi Ruritan Club.
   Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Helen Marie Leedy Linville; a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Norma Linville, Unicoi; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ann and Robert Holbert, Louisville, Ga.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, H.C. and Ruth Linville and James and Pauline Linville, all of Unicoi; six sisters and three brothers-in-law, Lucille Piercy, Burnsville, N.C., Margaret Ann and Don Yeager, Knoxville, Betty Black, Marie and Jerry Ramsey, Eula Mae and Fred Tipton and Kay Frances McInturff, all of Unicoi; two grandsons, Casey Rupp and David Linville; and two great-grandchildren, Jessie Rupp and Cassidy Rupp. 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.
  
   LINVILLE -- Funeral services for Robert "Buster" Linville, 77, 900 Virginia Street, Unit 5, Unicoi, who died Monday, November 12, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 15, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Goddard and the Rev. Thurman Sullivan officiating. Music will be provided by the Unicoi County Methodist Church Choir under the direction of Elsie Anderson. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Full military rites will be rendered by the Kingsport VFW Post #3382. Nephews will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 900 Virginia Street, Unit 5, Unicoi. Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home by the Unicoi Masonic Lodge No. 681 F&AM with Brother George Ritchie presiding. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Alma Lyons

   Mrs. Alma Lyons, 89, 165 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

James L. Miller

   James Lon Miller, 94, 145 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at Hillview Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Mr. Miller was a native of Carter County and a son of the late A.J. and Delia Chambers Miller. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Will M. Miller and John J. Miller, four sisters, Kate Grindstaff, Mary Boling, Belle Morrell and Roxie Jaye Gouge, and two half brothers, Ed Miller and Kane Miller.
   Mr. Miller had lived in Oregon for a number of years before returning to Carter County. He was a retired lumberman and a member of Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Elsie Ruth Harvie and Jean Murray, both of Oregon; a son, James L. Miller Jr., of Oregon; and a half-sister, Rhoda McKinney, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MILLER -- Funeral services for James Lon Miller, 94, 145 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, who died Monday, November 12, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Miller officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, will be Ford Townsend, Zane Teague, Floyd Reeser, Bill Miller, Max Blackwell, Shannon Deloach and Clinton Reeser. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew J. Nave

   GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Andrew Johnson Nave, 76, 105 Mauldin Road, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
   Mr. Nave was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and the son of the late J. Miff and Lavada Grindstaff Nave.
   Mr. Nave was a retired shift foreman with Winn-Dixie and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Life Member of the V.F.W. and President of S.C. Horse Shoe Pitchers Association.
   Survivors include his wife, Frances Tollison Nave; a daughter, Brenda Star Vermeulen, Phoenix, Ariz.; five sisters, Nancy Sue White of Florida, Hannah Fair, Lee Grills, Vee Nave and Melba Roark, all of Tennessee; five brothers, Nick Nave of Tennessee, the Rev. Jessie Nave of Texas, Ronnie Nave of Tennessee, Dudley Nave of Washington, and Diz Nave of Georgia; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren of Arizona.
   Funeral services and interment will be held Thursday, November 15, in Greenville, S.C.
   Cannon Funeral Home, Fountain Inn, S.C., (864) 862-9298, is in charge of arrangements.

Ila Pitman

   Ila "Gaynelle" Pitman, 57, 3017 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Pitman was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and a daughter of Jamie Williams Fox, Spruce Pine, N.C., and the late Lee Edward Fox. She was also preceded in death by an infant child, an infant grandchild and two sisters.
   Mrs. Pitman had lived in Carter County for 34 years. She was co-owner and operator of Jim's Meat Market and a member of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jim Pitman; two daughters and a son-in-law, Kimberly Diane Pitman, Hampton, and Krisi and Craig Milhorn, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Teresa Pitman, Hampton; a sister, Shelia Chandler, Williamsburg, Va.; and two very special grandchildren, Lauren Nicolle Pitman and Dustin Milhorn. One aunt, one uncle and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PITMAN -- Funeral services for Ila "Gaynelle" Pitman, 57, 3017 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, who died Monday, November 12, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, at Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Campbell, the Rev. Mike Lusk and the Rev. John Stevens officiating. Music will be provided by the Pearce's Chapel Youth Choir. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 15, in the Grassy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Spruce Pine, N.C. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, will be Robert Andrews, Walter Andrews, Darrel Hill, Brian Hill, Brad Hodge, Ned Smith, Josh Smith, Jimmy Russell, Jack Smith and Tim Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be her many special friends and family and the men of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of her son, Kevin Pitman, 103 Vaughn Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.3

November 13, 2001

Elsie Chambers

   Elsie Chambers, 87, 1249 Thomas Blvd., Elizabethton, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at her residence.
   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

Walter T. Guy

   Walter Thomas "Tommy" Guy, 56, 113 Ruby Harmon Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 11, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Guy was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Alvin C. and Mary Cordell Guy. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Ralph L. Stout, and by several aunts and uncles.
   Mr. Guy was a member of Hopson's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a sister, Hazel Neely, Laurel Bloomery; several aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins and friends; and two special friends, Homer Allen Nelson and Glenda Hyatt, both of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   GUY -- Funeral services for Walter Thomas "Tommy" Guy, 56, 113 Ruby Harmon Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sounds of Victory. Graveside services and interment will be conducted by the Rev. Charlie Trivett at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 14, at McGuire Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Matthew Guy, Bill Highsmith, David Street, Bill Street, Earl Chambers, Leon Guy and Frank Highsmith. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Dean Smith, Lester Simerly, Ray Vance, Carl Blevins, Harold Smith, Ronnie Holtsclaw and Doctors and Staff of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital Cancer Treatment Center. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a special friend, Faye Smith, 704 Highway 321, Hampton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 or to Hopson's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 6178 Highway 19E, Hampton, Tenn. 37658. 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.

James L. Miller

   James Lon Miller, 94, 145 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at Hillview Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Mr. Miller was a native of Carter County and a son of the late A.J. and Delia Chambers Miller. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Will M. Miller and John J. Miller, and four sisters, Kate Grindstaff, Mary Boling, Belle Morrell and Roxie Jaye Gouge.
   Mr. Miller had lived in Oregon for a number of years before returning to Carter County. He was a retired lumberman and a member of Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Elsie Ruth Harvie and Jean Murray, both of Oregon; a son, James L. Miller Jr., of Oregon; and a half sister, Rhoda McKinney, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn M. Pace

   Mrs. Kathryn Mingea Glasgow Pace, 84, 118 Woodland Drive, Jonesborough, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Mrs. Pace was a native of Jefferson County, Ala., and a daughter of the late Robert M. and Ann Herren Mingea. She was also preceded in death by two sisters.
   Mrs. Pace had lived in Upper East Tennessee for the past 10 years. She was a retired office manager with Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company of Birmingham, Ala., and was active in the Red Cross of Jefferson County, Ala., for a number of years.
   Mrs. Pace, who was married June 16, 1937, was the First Wedding Celebration in Jefferson County after the Great Depression. She was a former member of the Bessemer Professional Women's Club and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bessemer.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Hal and Martha Glasgow, Jonesborough; a daughter, Kathryn Ann Cousins, Clinton, Ala.; and a brother, R.M. Mingea Jr., Galveston, Texas. Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PACE -- Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Kathryn Mingea Glasgow Pace, 84, 118 Woodland Drive, Jonesborough, who died Monday, November 12, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday (Central Standard Time) in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Bessemer, Ala., with Pastor Jeff Oakes of Hosanna Fellowship, Gray, officiating. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ray W. Pierce

   Ray W. Pierce, 76, Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of Bulldog Hollow, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Pierce was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James G. and Anna Mae Oliver Pierce. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Elige Pierce, and a sister, Evelyn Richardson.
   Mr. Pierce was a former construction worker.
   Survivors include three sisters, Ellen Bradley and Novella Nidiffer, both of Elizabethton, and Corrine Carden, Lenoir, N.C., and a brother, Jasper Pierce, Meadowview, Va. 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
  
   PIERCE -- Funeral services for Ray W. Pierce, 76, Pine Ridge Care Center, formerly of Bulldog Hollow, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 12, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Larry Garland and the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 15, at Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Larry Nidiffer, Eddie Nidiffer, Tim Honeycutt, Mike Bradley, Phil Bradley and Kevin Bradley. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nursing Staff at Pine Ridge Care Center and Billy Smith. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Novella Nidiffer, 253 Lick Skillet 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.

Ila Pitman

   Ila Pitman, 57, 3017 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

James B. Tipton

   James Blaine Tipton, 86, 354 Sugar Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, November 11, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Tipton was a native of Red Hill, N.C., and had made his residence in Roan Mountain most of his life. He was the son of the late Mack and Hulda Green Tipton and was also preceded in death by his wife, Thula Kate Hall Tipton, October 10, 1993, a son, Donnie Tipton, and a daughter, Priscilla Ann Chambers.
   Mr. Tipton was a member of Victory Baptist Church and was retired from the Air Condition Department of North American Rayon Corporation after 50 years of service. He served a brief term in the U.S. Army and also served in Civilian Conservation Corps.
   Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Watson, Newland, N.C., and Jacqueline Mullins, Roan Mountain; six sons, Larry Tipton, Hampton, Jerry Tipton, Elizabethton, Ronnie Tipton, Spruce Pine, N.C., Steve Tipton, Elizabethton, David Tipton, Elizabethton, and Mark Tipton, Telford; 38 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha White, Hampton, and Josie Coleman, Roan Mountain; and two brothers, Roy Tipton, Roan Mountain, and Rob Tipton, Cleveland, Ohio. 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
  
   TIPTON -- Funeral services for James Blaine Tipton, 86, 354 Sugar Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, November 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt and the Rev. Jack Lyons officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mark Odom, Rhonda Guinn and Patty Honeycutt. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 14, at Johnson-Roanview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mr. Tipton's sons. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Palmer, Chad Tipton, Robert Perkins, Travis Tipton, Josh Tipton, William Shoun, Scott Watson, Todd Watson, Brian Watson, Jeff Mullins, Carry Junior Mullins, Michael Storie and Richard Winters. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 354 Sugar Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy J. Watts

   KINGSPORT -- Dorothy JoAnn Watts, 58, 680 Bancroft Chapel Road, died Sunday, November 11, 2001, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Watts was a native of Greene County and had resided most of her life in Kingsport. She was of the Baptist faith and was an avid bird lover.
   Mrs. Watts was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Watts, her parents, Rome Adams and Iva Bowlin, and a brother, Hartzell Zee Adams.
   Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Bud Sisk; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lucky and Rita Watts, Roan Mountain, and Troy and Barbara Watts, Piney Flats; two grandchildren, Tiffany Watts and Reese Watts; two sisters, Eastlee Vaughn, Churchill, and Shearmalean Johnson, Baileyton; and four brothers, Marvin Adams, Kingsport, Woody Adams, Jonesborough, Jerry Adams, Pickwick Dam, and Paul Adams, Fall Branch. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WATTS -- Funeral services for Dorothy JoAnn Watts, 58, 680 Bancroft Chapel Road, Kingsport, who died Sunday, November 11, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 12, from the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Donald Winters officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Ray Clark, Donnie Barrett, Ralph Barrett, Danny Barrett, Jim Spears, Mike Arnold, Charlie Hensley and Doug Hensley. Honorary pallbearers will be the Tennessee Peacemakers Motorcycle Club. Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.

November 12, 2001

Barbara J. Ayers

   Ms. Barbara Jean Ayers, 42, 1380 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Saturday, November 10, 2001, at her residence.
   Ms. Ayers was a native of Washington, D.C., and the daughter of Pearl Bowers Ayers, of the home, and the late Willie Ayers.
   Ms. Ayers was of the Baptist faith and was a caregiver.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include seven special cousins, Deborah Meyers, Pompano Beach, Fla., Dianna Tucker, Burtonsville, Md., Christina Soto, Silver Spring, Md., Ray Robertson, Gary Robertson and Rose Ann Lowe, all of Elizabethton, and Anne Willis, Asheville, N.C.; and two special aunts, Irene Robertson, Elizabethton, and Ina Soto, Lighthouse Point, Fla. Several other cousins, aunts and uncles also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   AYERS -- Funeral services for Ms. Barbara Jean Ayers, 42, 1380 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, November 10, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Ed Willis officiating. Private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1380 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Humane Society, 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.

Walter T. Guy

   Walter Thomas Guy, 56, 113 Ruby Harmon Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 11, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ruby E. Potter

  
Ruby Ellen Potter, 78, 202 Mountain View Dr., Hampton, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   She was a native of Carter county and a daughter of the late Dan W. and Julie Stout Potter. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
   She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp., and she was a member of the Hampton Church.
   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kathy Loveland, Hampton, Susan and Keith Whitehead, Elizabethton, Lois and John Ragno, Palm City, Fla., one sister, Helen Cates, Hampton, two brothers and one sister-in-law, Carl "Todd" and Dorothy Potter, Elizabethton, and Manley K. Potter, Jasper, Tenn., two granddaughters, Amber Loveland, Hampton, and Cheri Clavier, Knoxville, two grandsons, James Loveland, Hampton, and Benjamin Whitehead, Knoxville, and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   POTTER -- Funeral services for Ruby Ellen Potter, 78, 202 Mountain View Dr., Hampton, who died Friday, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, with Messers Dwayne Calhoun and Mike Koruschak, ministers, officiating. Music will be by No Name But His. Graveside service and interment will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in the Cave Hill/Morton Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Fair, Phillip Nave, Mike Nave, John Clavier and Raymond Calhoun. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Friends may call at the residences of a daughter, Susan Whitehead, 117 Mary Lincoln Dr., Elizabethton, or the sister, Helen Cates, 315 Melrose St., Hampton. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

N.T. Simerly

   KINGSPORT -- N.T. Simerly, 73, of Park Street, died Saturday, November 10, 2001.
   Mr. Simerly was a native of Carter County (Elizabethton) and a son of the late Nat and Dora Hartley Simerly. He was also preceded in death by seven sisters and seven brothers.
   Mr. Simerly served in the U.S. Army from January 1945 at the age of 15 until retirement on July 19, 1966 with over 21 years of service. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupations Medal with Germany Clasp, Vittles Clasp and Japan Clasp. He was a member of Ross Camp Ground United Methodist Church and a member of the Hawkins County VFW Post #9754 of Church Hill.
   Survivors include his wife, Ruby Davis Simerly, of the home; three sisters, Sally Johnson, Warren, Ohio, Hildred Montgomery, Elizabethton, and Lois Perry, Akron, Ohio; and a brother, Mack Simerly, Newport News, Va.
   Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SIMERLY -- Funeral services for N.T. Simerly, 73, of Park Street, Kingsport, who died Saturday, November 10, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, November 12, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Tabor officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel. Active pallbearers will be the Honor Guard, U.S. Army, from Fort Campbell, Ky. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Ramsey, Carmon Simerly, Michael Simerly, Brad Churchwell, Eric Davis, Chris Hill, Mike Buchanan, Joey Buchanan, Daniel Jones, Mike Howell and Michael Jenkins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Ross Camp Ground United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Downtown Kingsport is serving the N.T. Simerly Family.
  

James B. Tipton

   James Blaine Tipton, 86, 354 Sugar Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, November 11, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Dorothy J. Watts

   KINGSPORT -- Dorothy JoAnn Watts, 58, 680 Bancroft Chapel Road, Kingsport, died Sunday, November 11, 2001, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Watts was a native of Greene County but had resided most of her life in Kingsport. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Mrs. Watts was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Watts, her parents, Rome Adams and Iva Bowlin, and a brother, Hartzell Zee Adams.
   Survivors include her husband, Bud Sisk; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lucky and Rita Watts, Roan Mountain, and Troy and Barbara Watts, Piney Flats; two grandchildren, Tiffany Watts and Reese Watts; two sisters, Eastlee Vaughn, Churchill, and Shearmalean Johnson, Baileyton; and four brothers, Marvin Adams, Kingsport, Woody Adams, Jonesborough, Jerry Adams, Pickwick Dam, and Paul Adams, Fall Branch. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WATTS -- Funeral services for Dorothy JoAnn Watts, 58, 680 Bancroft Chapel Road, Kingsport, who died Sunday, November 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 12, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Donald Winters officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the Tennessee Peacemakers Motorcycle Club. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.

November 11, 2001

Barbara J. Ayers

  
Barbara Jean Ayers, 42, 1380 Hwy. 91, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Cher Gibson

  
Cher Gibson, 45, 102 Campbell Loop, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Gibson was a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and had lived in the Tri-Cities area for the past 10 years. She was a daughter of the late Bernard Spiker and Betty Wallace.
   Mrs. Gibson was a member of Trinity Assembly of God.
   Survivors include her husband, Arthur Gibson, one daughter, Mandy Jo Gilham, Johnson City, two sons, Arthur Gibson, Jr., and his wife, Crystal, Sneedville, James Spiker, and his wife, Penny, Fla., one brother, James Spiker, Md., one sister, Mary Morgan, Cleveland, Ohio, and three grandchildren.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland, Ave., Johnson City, 423-282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GIBSON -- Memorial services for Cher Gibson, 45, 102 Campbell Loop, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at Trinity Assembly of God. The Rev. Ed Jefferies will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 52068, Knoxville, TN 37950-2068. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland, Ave., Johnson City, 423-282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

George L. Holder

   George Lloyd Holder, 77, 518 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 8, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mr. Holder was a native of Carter County and the son of the late George and Mabel Shell Holder. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Everett Holder.
   Mr. Holder was of the Presbyterian faith.
   Survivors include two nieces, Veronica Latoueski, Mount Clemons, Mich., and Sharon Kohlitz, Harper Woods, Mich.; and a sister-in-law, Margie Holder, East Point, Mich. Several cousins also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HOLDER -- Graveside services for George Lloyd Holder, 77, 518 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, November 8, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 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

Charles B. McAmis

  
Charles Bufford McAmis, 80, 255 Little Stoney Creek Rd., Elizabethton, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at his residence following an illness of one year.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Frances and Nora Alice Williams McAmis. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Rhea, and a brother, John Howard McAmis.
   He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp. Mr. McAmis was a member of the Watauga Valley Free will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Virginia Tester McAmis, three daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Bob Bishop, Johnson City, Nadine and Craig Davis, Elizabethton, and Deborah and Ron Steele, Birmingham, Ala., three sons and daughters-in-law, Sammy and Doris McAmis, Watauga, Blain and Gloria McAmis, and Ronnie and Chrystal McAmis, all of Elizabethton, a sister, Mary Nell Bennett, Elizabethton, two brothers, Jack McAmis, Elizabethton, and Jerry McAmis, Kingsport, 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MCAMIS -- Funeral services for Charles Bufford McAmis, 80, 255 Little Stoney Creek Rd., Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Stephen Harris officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The Rev. Stephen Harris will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Williams, Eddie Williams, Clinton Williams, Wayne Williams, and the Adult Men's Sunday School Class, Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends form 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the McAmis family at mfc@chartertn.net. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

George D. Presnell

   George Dewey Presnell, age 87, 660 Lutie Johnson Road, Unicoi, beloved father and grandfather, died Thursday morning, November 8, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Presnell was born May 21, 1917 at Laurel Creek, N.C. He was a son of the late Rome and Mary Hicks Presnell. His wife, Annie Lee Ward, two sons, Bennie and Leon Presnell, and a grandson, Gary Henegar, preceded Mr. Presnell in death.
   Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Evelyn and Louis Welch of Jonesborough and Georgia and Dennis Henegar of Elizabethton; six sons and their wives, Macarthur and Edna Presnell, Chester and Arleeta Presnell, all of Johnson City, Jerry and Diane Presnell of Jonesborough, Dexter and Jane Presnell, Dolan and Carolyn Presnell, all of Johnson City, and Bobby Presnell of Elizabethton; 22 grandchildren, Teddy and Tammy Welch, Wendy Blevins, Nancy Matherly, Dennis, Ricky, Johnny and Tommy Henegar, Dwight, David, Charles, Jimmy and Chris Presnell, Sherry, Heather and Dawn Presnell, Connie Cheek, Armeeta Woodby, Jeremy and Sonya Combs and Michelle Parker; 25 great-grandchildren, Danielle and Sierra Wolfe, Garrison, Jeena, Joshua and Ashley Presnell, Will Combs, Nathaniel and Carleeta Cheek, Chyenne, Raven and Lacy Blevins, Cory and Brittany Matherly, Megan and Jacob Woodby, D.J. MacKenzie, Adrienne, Mathew, Joshua and Nathaniel Henegar, Nicky, Jessie and Shawn; two sisters, Beulah Presnell of Johnson City and Finnie Ward of Mocksville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
  
   PRESNELL -- Funeral services for George Dewey Presnell, age 87, 660 Lutie Johnson Road, Unicoi, beloved father and grandfather, who went home Thursday, November 8, 2001, will be held Sunday, November 11, at 2 p.m. from the Berea Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Stout and Rev. Robert Hicks officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Visitation was held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. Pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the church by 1:45 p.m. Sunday, will be Burl Mast, Mark Horton, Walter Vest, Mark Vest, Jack Presnell and Dewey Ward. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby E. Potter

  
Ruby Ellen Potter, 78, 202 Mountain View Drive, Hampton, died Friday, November 9, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Potter was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Dan W. and Julie Stout Potter. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
   Mrs. Potter was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of Hampton Christian Church.
   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kathy Loveland, Hampton, Susan and Keith Whitehead, Elizabethton, and Lois and John Ragno, Palm City, Fla.; a sister, Helen Cates, Hampton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Carl "Todd" and Dorothy Potter, Elizabethton, and Manley K. Potter, Jasper; two granddaughters, Amber Loveland, Hampton, and Cheri Clavier, Knoxville; and two grandsons, James Loveland, Hampton, and Benjamin Whitehead, Knoxville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   POTTER -- Funeral services for Ruby Ellen Potter, 78, 202 Mountain View Drive, Hampton, who died Friday, November 9, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, November 12, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun and Mr. Mike Koruschak, ministers, officiating. Music will be by "No Name But His." Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, in the Cave Hill/Morton Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Fair, Phillip Nave, Mike Nave, John Clavier and Raymond Calhoun. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. 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 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Susan Whitehead, 117 Mary Lincoln Drive, Elizabethton, or at the residence of her sister, Helen Cates, 315 Melrose Street, Hampton. 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

Monroe Watson

  
Monroe Watson, 57, 369 Old Watauga Rd., Watauga, Tenn., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late James F. and Mildred Kiser Watson.
   He was of the Baptist faith, and he was a truck driver. He was a member of VFW Post #2166.
   Survivors include two daughters, Robin Depew, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Glenna Watson, Watauga, four grandchildren, Jonathan and Caroline, both of Missouri, and Emily and Justin, both of Watauga, two brothers, Dennis Watson, Bluff City, and Lloyd Gerald Watson, Bluff City.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WATSON -- A private memorial service for Monroe Watson, 57, 369 Old Watauga Rd., Watauga, Tenn., who died Wednesday, will be conducted at The Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Mountain Home, Tenn., with Pastor Bill Christian officiating. The graveside service and inurnment will be conducted at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military honors to be accorded by VFW Post #2166. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Dietrick, Jonathan Proffitt, Robin Sullins and Mark Depew. Mr. Watson is also survived by his lifelong friend and spouse of 29 years, Kay Watson, Watauga, who provided her love and caring dedication. 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

November 9, 2001

Doris E. Barnes

   Doris Ellen Barnes, 67, 119 Barnes Lane, Johnson City, died Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Barnes was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a daughter of Parlee Richardson, Johnson City.
   Mrs. Barnes was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was a member of the Johnson City Senior Citizens Center and a member of the Musical Voices at the Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lewis Barnes, in 1995.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Penny Gail Barnes, Sherry Lynn and Timothy Greer and Nancy Lou and Richard Thompson, all of Johnson City. Seven grandchildren also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BARNES -- Funeral services for Doris Ellen Barnes, 67, 119 Barnes Lane, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, November 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 9, from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with the Rev. Virgil Bennett officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 10, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Greer, Jake Starnes, Penny Barnes, Zeke Copas, Cody Aliff and Jordan Thompson. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 242 Rambling Lane, Johnson City, Tenn. 37618. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth M. Gouge

   Mrs. Ruth McKeehan Gouge, 80, 123 Grove Street, Johnson City, died Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Gouge was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Clyde and Bertha Dugger McKeehan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Gouge, who died in 1974, a grandson, Bradley Alan Gouge, and two brothers, Basil McKeehan and James McKeehan.
   Mrs. Gouge was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and the Son Shine Circle of the church.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Barbara Gouge, Harold and Debbie Gouge and Kenny and Nina Gouge, all of Johnson City; four sisters, Joyce Pickering, Gray, Charlotte McKeehan and Geraldine McKeehan, both of Elizabethton, and Lois Willette, Fairhope, Ala.; and three brothers, Edwin McKeehan, Roswell, Ga., Luther McKeehan and Donald McKeehan, both of Elizabethton. Seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GOUGE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth McKeehan Gouge, 80, 123 Grove Street, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, November 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. H. Clay Bailey, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Tim Gouge, Rick Morgan, Craig Ingram, Paul Wood, Andrew McKeehan and Chad Lane. Honorary pallbearers will be Her Church Family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Nina Gouge, 107 Cuyler Wilee Road, Johnson City. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

George L. Holder

   George Lloyd Holder, 77, formerly of 518 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 8, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Fun

   Kylee Aneisha Wilson, infant daughter of Terry and Lorraine Wilson, 929D Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 4, 2001, in Big Springs, Neb.
   She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Doris Wilson.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister, Shealyn Wilson, of the home; her paternal grandfather, Herbert Wilson, Elizabethton; her maternal grandmothers, Virginia Arnold and Maria Arnold, Gig Harbor, Wash.; and her maternal great-grandfather, Bruce Arnold, Gig Harbor, Wash. Several aunts, uncles and a large extended family also survive.
   A memorial service will be held at a later date.
   Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com.
   This announcement courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

November 8, 2001

Doris Combs

  
Doris "Jean" Combs, 61, 275 Jocky Road, Chucky, formerly of Hunter Community, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness.
   Ms. Combs was a native of Reading, Pa., and the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Kay Shelton Combs.
   Ms. Combs was of the Baptist faith and a graduate of Unaka High School.
   Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Carleen Norton, Elizabethton; a niece, Shelia Sayers, Jonesborough; and a great-nephew, Jason Cathelyn, St. Louis, Mo.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   COMBS -- Funeral services for Doris "Jean" Combs, 61, 275 Jocky Road, Chucky, formerly of Hunter Community, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 8, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Joe Manis officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Hunter United Methodist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, November 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

November 7, 2001

Alta K. Garrison

   Mrs. Alta Kathleen Garrison, 90, 119 School House Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 5, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Garrison was a native of Grundy, Va., and a daughter of the late Elbert and Zollie Wyatt Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Garrison, in 1969, and by three sisters and two brothers.
   Mrs. Garrison had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. She was a cook for a number of years at Regency Health Care and Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Elwood Arnold, Butler, and Brenda and Darrel Stout, Bloomington, Ind.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Geneva Garrison and Jerry and Beulah Garrison, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Mary Ruth Griffith, Butler. Ten grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GARRISON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Alta Kathleen Garrison, 90, 119 School House Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 8, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Clay Bailey and Mr. Don Rutherford, ministers, officiating. Music will be provided by Joel Crisp. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be Ryan Arnold, Zachary Garrison, Eric Garrison, David Holtsclaw, Raymond Holtsclaw, Kenneth Holtsclaw, Carter Isaacs and Paul Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be her neighbors and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday 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. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

November 6, 2001

Alta Garrison

   Mrs. Alta Garrison, 119 School House Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 5, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Lottie A. Sheffield

   Lottie Ann Sheffield, 90, of Johnson City, died Monday, November 5, 2001, at Appalachian Christian Village.
   Mrs. Sheffield was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Joe and Rozia Hill Street.
   Mrs. Sheffield was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hunter Sheffield, two brothers, Brown L. Street and Ed Street, and a sister, Lissie Woods.
   Survivors include two sons, Brownie Sheffield, Gray, and Joe D. Sheffield, Johnson City; two daughters, Neva Cody, Elizabethton, and Pat Grindstaff, Johnson City; five grandsons, Eric Grindstaff and Steven Grindstaff, both of Las Vegas, Nev., Evan Roswall, Murfreesboro, Kevin Sheffield, Gray, and Michael Sheffield, Johnson City; and three granddaughters, Missy Bible, Limestone, Kim Depew, Elizabethton, and Tammy Jenkins, Bennettsville, S.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHEFFIELD -- Graveside services for Lottie Ann Sheffield, 90, of Johnson City, who died Monday, November 5, 2001, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Dwight Richards officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for those services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 318, Memphis, Tenn. 38101. Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience after 10 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  

November 5, 2001

John H. Dougherty

  
John Henry "Farmer John" Dougherty, 73, 1112 Stateline Road, Reece's Trailer Park, Lot No. 9, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 4, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Dougherty was a native of Gate City, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton the last 20 years. He was the son of the late Grover and Nannie Kilgore Dougherty and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Dougherty and O'Connor Dougherty, and a half brother, Mark Dougherty.
   Mr. Dougherty was of the Baptist faith and was the owner and operator of Farmer John's Produce. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, serving on the U.S.S. Missouri.
   Survivors include his wife, Susan Greenwell Dougherty, of the home; two daughters, Lynn D. Greene, Lenoir, N.C., and Sheila McMurray, Grundy, Va.; a son, Jeff Dougherty, Johnson City; a stepdaughter, Shelia Keister, Elizabethton; a stepson Larry Crawford, Elizabethton; two half sisters, Theresa Meade, Scott County, Va., and Delores Barrett, Gate City, Va.; and two half brothers, Bobby Dougherty, Gate City, Va., and G.W. Dougherty, Weber City, Va. Eleven grandchildren, two 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
  
   DOUGHERTY -- Graveside services for John Henry "Farmer John" Dougherty, 73, 1112 Stateline Road, Reece's Trailer Park, Lot No. 9, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, November 4, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Harold Mains and the Rev. Clarence Stanfield officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be Bernie Keister, Larry Crawford, Jason McMurray, Tommy Markland, Tommy Orton, Paul McConnell and Darnell McConnell. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Ragel, MICU Nurses and Doctors and Ward C-1 Nurses of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, John Cook and Bob Elicker. Everyone will meet at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va., at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Friends may also call at the residence, 1112 Stateline Road, Reece's Trailer Park, Lot No. 9, 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.

Ida M. Frazier

  
Mrs. Ida M. Frazier, 95, formerly of 1300-A Spruce Lane, Elizabethton, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Frazier was a native of Sullivan County and the daughter of the late Rufus and Josephine Goodman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John L. Frazier Sr., October 6, 1965, and four sons, Bill Frazier, John Frazier Jr., Robert "Bob" Lillis Frazier and Earnest Frazier.
   Mrs. Frazier had made her home in Elizabethton for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a Charter Member of Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church, where was an active member of the Women's Auxiliary and the church choir.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn L Davidson, Elizabethton. Thirteen grandchildren, several 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
  
   FRAZIER -- Graveside services for Mrs. Ida M. Frazier, 95, formerly of 1300-A Spruce Lane, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, November 3, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, at Colbaugh Cemetery with the Rev. Jackie Cole officiating. Active pallbearers will be Walter Davidson, Bobby Frazier, Jimmy Frazier, Terry Frazier, Tim Edwards and David Surcey. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Dr. R.S. Martin, Jr., and Deacons and Trustees of Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may call at their convenience after 1 p.m. Monday, November 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. 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.

Joe D. Malone

   Joe Dallas Malone, 86, 1609 E. Watauga, Johnson City, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at Lakebridge Health Care Center.
   Mr. Malone was a native of Carter County and had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was a son of the late Robert "Bob" Malone and Nora Malone and was also preceded in death by two sons, a sister, four brothers and a granddaughter.
   Mr. Malone was a member of The Way of the Cross Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Hattie Malone, and a daughter, Catherine Malone Chance, Telford. Seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two 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.
  
   MALONE -- Graveside services for Joe Dallas Malone, 86, 1609 E. Watauga, Johnson City, who died Saturday, November 3, 2001, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, at Bunker Hill Cemetery with the Rev. John Davidson officiating. Special music will be provided by Carl Scalf. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  

November 4, 2001

Hobert Collins


   Hobert "Hobe" Collins, 93, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, formerly of 235 Taylor Avenue, Milligan College Community, Johnson City, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Collins was a native of Greene County and the son of the late English and Eva Pendley Collins. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Brumitt Collins.
   Mr. Collins was a member of College Park Free Will Baptist Church and a retired farmer.
   Survivors include a son, Steve A. Collins, Dover, Tenn.; three grandchildren, all of Nashville; five great-grandchildren, all of Nashville; and five great-great-grandchildren, all of Nashville.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   COLLINS -- Funeral services for Hobert "Hobe" Collins, 93, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, formerly of 235 Taylor Avenue, Johnson City, Milligan College Community, who died Saturday, November 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. David Morgan officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 6, at Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace. Friends may also call at the residence, 235 Taylor Avenue, Milligan College Community, Johnson City, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Opha T. Green

   Opha Thelma Campbell Green, 80, 222 Green Hollow Road, Butler, died Friday, November 2, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Green was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Dan Campbell and Sally White Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. C.A. "Bud" Green, December 29, 1995, a grandson, Francis Weston Green, in 1998, two sisters, Marie Hatley and Arabella Potter, and a brother, Roy Campbell.
   Mrs. Green was a 1939 graduate of Hampton High School and a former employee of Shadowline, Inc., Boone, N.C., retiring in 1974. She was a homemaker, gardener, farmer, church worker and a pastor's wife to Rev. C.A. "Bud" Green Ministry 1974 - 1995. She was a member of Elk Mills Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Clarence R. Green, Lexington, N.C., and R. Keith and Carol Ann Green, Gaithersburg, Md.; a daughter, Ms. Lucinda Green, of the home; three grandchildren, Amy Green, Gaithersburg, Md., Michael Green, Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Seth Green, Colonial Beach, Md.; Seth's mother, Susan B. Green, Staunton, Va.; Wes's mother and grandmother, Bertha Jo Green, and Edith Clay, both of Erwin; a special sister, Emma "M" Taylor, Elizabethton; and two brothers, E.C. Campbell and J.P. Campbell, 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
  
   GREEN -- Opha Thelma Campbell Green, age 80, 222 Green Hollow Road, Butler, TN died Friday, November 2, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Green was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Dan Campbell and Sally White Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. C.A. "Bud" Green, December 29, 1995, a grandson, Francis Weston Green, in 1998, two sisters, Marie Hatley and Arabella Potter, and one brother, Roy Campbell. Mrs. Green was a 1939 graduate of Hampton High School and a former employee of Shadowline, Inc., Boone, N.C., retiring in 1974. She was a homemaker, gardener, farmer, church worker and a pastor's wife to Rev. C.A. "Bud" Green Ministry 1974 - 1995. She watched TBN and television ministries of Charles Stanley, John Hagee, Joel Osteen; she enjoyed Bill Gaither Gospel Music and Betty Jean Richardson - Melody Mountain. She was a member of Elk Mills Baptist Church and a fan of girl's basketball, The Lady Vols and Coach Pat Summit. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Clarence R. Green, Lexington, N.C., and R. Keith and Carol Ann Green, Gaithersburg, Md.; a daughter, Ms. Lucinda Green, of the home; three grandchildren, Amy Green, Gaithersburg, Md., Michael Green, Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Seth Green, Colonial Beach, Md.; Seth's mother, Susan B. Green, Staunton, Va.; Wes's mother and grandmother, Bertha Jo Green, and Edith Clay, both of Erwin; one special sister, Emma "M" Taylor, Elizabethton; two brothers, E.C. Campbell and J.P. Campbell, both of Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews also survive. She is also survived by 5 granddogs and 1 cat. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Danny Cooke, the Rev. Quincy Norris, the Rev. Ray Green and Dr. Michael Kimbro officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Quartet and the John Hagee Family. Entombment and committal will follow the service at the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Richard Gray, Tommy Campbell, Wayne Campbell, Ernest Campbell, Joe Campbell and Edward Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Evans, Kenneth Miller, Ronnie B. Taylor, Dr. Michael Kimbro, Dr. Shane Hill, Owen Church, R.E. Brown, The C.A. Green Family, friends and neighbors, 3 special children, Blake Walsh, Kelby Jones and Kenny Jo Taylor. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack R. Hyder

   Jack Range Hyder, 75, 1135 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, November 2, 2001, at his residence following an eight-year battle with cancer.
   Mr. Hyder was a native of Carter County and a son of the late David Roger and Sallie Range Hyder. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Hayes, and a brother, Gordon Hyder.
   Mr. Hyder was a 1945 graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended Milligan College. He was an Ordained Minister of the Christian Church, having been Ordained by the Oak Grove Christian Church September 8, 1957. He had been preaching for 50 years, having pastored churches in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia.
   Mr. Hyder was a member of West Side Christian Church. He was a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 and a former member of the Lions Club.
   Survivors include his wife, Maxine Buckles Hyder; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Richard Williams, Newnan, Ga., and Donna and Richard Rogers, Wentzville, Mo.; a sister and brother-in-law, Velma and Bill Adams, Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, Haroldean and Shirley Hyder, Cincinnati, Ohio; a granddaughter, Sydney Rogers; and a grandson, Matthew Rogers. Two nieces and five nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HYDER -- A Celebration of Life of Jack Range Hyder, 75, 1135 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with his Lord, Friday, November 2, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 5, at West Side Christian Church with Mr. Allen Thames, Pastor of the Union Christian Church, College Park, Ga., and Mr. Greg Key officiating. Music will be provided by Fred Ramsey, soloist, and Scott Reynolds, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 6, at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Monday, and also at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, will be Melvin Thames, Haywood Thames, Harold Smith, Luther McKeehan, Bill Grindstaff, Ken Nidiffer, Herbert Curde and Doug Smalling. Honorary pallbearers will be the ministers and men of the Carter County Christian Men's Fellowship, Dr. William Kincaid and the Staff of McLeod Blood Center, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at West Side Christian Church. Friends may also call at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Hyder to the Jack Hyder Memorial Preaching Scholarship Fund, c/o Johnson Bible College, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37998 or the Adventa Hospice, Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joe D. Malone

   Joe Dallas Malone, 86, 609 E. Watauga, Johnson City, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at Lakebridge Health Care Center.
   Mr. Malone was a native of Carter County and had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was a son of the late Robert "Bob" Malone and Nora Malone and was also preceded in death by two sons, a sister, four brothers and one granddaughter.
   Mr. Malone was a member of The Way of the Cross Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Hattie Malone, and a daughter, Catherine Malone Chance, Telford. Seven grandchildren, 15 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.
  
   MALONE -- Graveside services for Joe Dallas Malone, 86, 609 E. Watauga, Johnson City, who died Saturday, November 3, 2001, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, at Bunker Hill Cemetery with the Rev. John Davidson officiating. Special music will be provided by Carl Scalf. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Michael W. Reece

   Michael Wilson Patton Reece, 2-year-old son of Michael A. and Lavada Charlene Hicks Reece, 2055 DeVault Bridge Road, Piney Flats, died Friday, November 2, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center of a sudden illness.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his paternal grandparents, Randy and Dessie Reece, Blountville; his paternal great-grandmother, Anna May Kaywood, Piney Flats; his maternal grandparents, Conley and Helen Hicks, Piney Flats; his maternal great-grandparents, Gene and Louise Millsaps, Piney Flats, Nanny and PapPap, Ingrid and Jeff Millsaps, Piney Flats, and MamMaw and PapPaw, Patsy and Joe Trivette, Watauga. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, 245 Main Street, Bluff City, (423) 538-7131, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   REECE -- Funeral services for Michael Wilson Patton Reece, age 2, 2055 DeVault Bridge Road, Piney Flats, who died Friday, November 2, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, at the Good News Gospel Fellowship, Piney Flats, with the Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. Music will be by the Sounds of Victory. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, in the Barr Cemetery, Watauga. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Millsaps Sr., Jeff Millsaps II, John Matherly and Joe Trivett. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Reece, Dale Reece, Marty Millsaps, Bob Collins, James Fagan, Chris Barnett and Louie Barnett. Everyone attending the graveside service will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Tetrick Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, Bluff City, (423) 538-7131, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerrell B. Roark

   Jerrell Boice Roark, 70, formerly of 103 Estal Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at the Center of Aging and Health, Erwin.
   Mr. Roark was a native of Johnson County and the son of the late Burl Hartley and Margaret V. Lunceford Roark.
   Mr. Roark was of the Baptist faith and was a retired truck driver.
   Survivors include his wife, Barbara McKelvain Roark, Crystal River, Fla.; 11 children; and a sister, Meada Odom, Mountain City.
   Final disposition for Mr. Roark will be conducted at a later date.
   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. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ada L. Waycaster

   MURFREESBORO -- Ada L. Waycaster, 76, 2023 Ransom Drive, Murfreesboro, died Friday, November 2, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Waycaster was a native of Butler in Johnson County and a daughter of the late John Lee and Sarah Elizabeth Hicks Triplett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Waycaster.
   Mrs. Waycaster had lived in Roan Mountain for 25 years before moving to Murfreesboro in 1973. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include four sons, Allen Waycaster and Tommy Waycaster, both of Murfreesboro, James Waycaster, Woodbury, and John Waycaster, Kingston Springs; two daughters, Brenda Waycaster, Murfreesboro, and Lynda Grindstaff, Roan Mountain; two brothers, Ira Hicks, Norfolk, Va., and Henry Hicks, Woodbridge, Va.; and a sister, Roxie Triplett, Portland, Ore. Three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 5, at Coleman Cemetery with Rick Birchfield officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home.
   Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home, Murfreesboro, (615) 893-4608, is in charge of arrangements.

Opal Wilson

   Opal Wilson, 76, formerly of 601 Highway 321, Hampton, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at Hillview Health Center after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Wilson was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Sarah February Fox and was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Wilson, September 6, 1987.
   Mrs. Wilson was of the Free Will Baptist Faith and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a sister, Jennie Guinn, Morganton, N.C.; three sisters-in-law, Lou Ella Stockton, Roan Mountain, Earleen Montgomery, Hampton, and Helen Bennett, Elizabethton; two special nieces, Nancy Laws, Johnson City, and Gladys Turbyfill, Banner Elk, N.C.; and a special great-nephew, Casey Guinn, Elk Park, N.C. Several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-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
  
   WILSON -- Funeral services for Opal Wilson, 76, formerly of 601 Highway 321, Hampton, who died Saturday, November 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 4, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Shepard and the Rev. Elbert Montgomery officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday, November 5, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the Doctors and Nursing Staff of Cannon Memorial Hospital, Doctors and Nursing Staff of Hillview Health Center, and the Staff of Stockton Residential Home. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 8:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister-in-law, Lou Ella Stockton, 122 McCloud Street, Roan Mountain, 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.
  

November 2, 2001

Meloney S. Bowers

   Meloney S. Bowers, 33, 536 Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident.
   Mrs. Bowers was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of James Robert Cook Sr., Elk Park, N.C., and Juanita Hughes Wise, Lexington, N.C.
   Mrs. Bowers was an employee of Tartan Restaurant, Linville, N.C. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jeremy Shawn Cook, and a cousin, Jimmy Joe Dellinger.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, James R. Bowers, of the home; two sons, Eric Stump and Zackery Cook, both of the home; two daughters, Amanda Cook Bowers and Holly S. Bowers, both of the home; a brother, James Robert Cook Jr., Elk Park, N.C.; a twin sister, Melody C. Bowers, Roan Mountain; a sister, Layla B. Jarrett, Lexington, N.C.; and two half brothers, Adam Cook and Allan Cook, both of Minneapolis, N.C. 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
  
   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Meloney S. Bowers, 33, 536 Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, October 31, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 2, at First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain with the Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Melody Trio. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, at Bowers Cemetery, Minneapolis, N.C. Active pallbearers will be Ray Blair, Steve Blair, Terry Jones, Butch Bumgardner, Michael Jarrett and Todd Markland. Honorary pallbearers will be Corey Jones, Gabriel Wise and Josh Dellinger. Everyone will meet at Bowers Cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain or at the residence, 536 Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, 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.

Opha Green

   Opha Green, 80, 222 Green Hollow Road, Butler, died Friday, November 2, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Eula Mae Stephens Revels

REVELS -- Memorial services for Mrs. Eula Mae Stephens Revels, 83, 710 South 2nd Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, October 26, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3, in the Community Room of Courtyard Apartments with the Rev. Phil Poston, Pastor of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton, officiating. It was her wish to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is in charge.

Selmer G. Robinson

   Selmer G. "Bud" Robinson, 82, 155 Doeville Road, Butler, died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Robinson was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Emerald G. and Winnie Wilson Robinson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Grace Pierce, and four brothers, Delmer Robinson, Glen Robinson, Ray Robinson and John Robinson.
   Mr. Robinson was a retired employee of the Raytheon Corporation, Bristol, after 21 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Mae Garland Robinson; a twin brother, Elmer E. Robinson, Pulaski, Va.; and five sisters, Eula Fern Stalcup, Johnson City, Bonnie Rash, Bristol, Faye Fritts, Elizabethton, Edna Kyte and Shirley Norris, both of Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ROBINSON -- Funeral services for Selmer G. "Bud" Robinson, 82, 155 Doeville Road, Butler, who died Thursday, November 1, 2001, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Simcox and the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Kreg Smith officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, will be Richard Cable, Junior Davis, Carter Isaacs, Phillip Garver, Junior Grindstaff, Tim Wilson, John Long and Dave Pleasant. Honorary pallbearers will be the congregations of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church and Little Doe Baptist Church, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  

November 1, 2001

Eula Mae Stephens Revels

REVELS -- Memorial services for Mrs. Eula Mae Stephens Revels, 83, 710 South 2nd Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, October 26, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3, in the Community Room of Courtyard Apartments with the Rev. Phil Poston, Pastor of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton, officiating. It was her wish to be cremated. Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is in charge.