November 30, 2001

Eugene Bowers

   Eugene Bowers, 64, 131 Wiley Road, Gray, died Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Bowers was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Hicks and Addie Pearl Wilson Bowers. He was also preceded in death by two daughters and a brother, Stanley Allen Bowers.
   Mr. Bowers was a retired employee of American Water Heater Company.
   Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane Bowers, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Randy Bennett, Piney Flats, and Rula and Don Dowell, Gray; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Maude and Bedford Netherton and Dorothy and Alvin Beard, all of Franklin, and Gaylene and Steve Woodby, Hampton; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Fane Bowers, Ernest and Gwen Bowers and Sherill and Judy Bowers, all of Elizabethton; several nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and special friends, Kenneth and Barbara Taylor of Florida, Raymond and Dora Laws, Johnson City, Frances Taylor and Kim Cantrell, both of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Eugene Bowers, 64, 131 Wiley Road, Gray, who died Wednesday, November 28, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 30, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Todd Ellis and Mr. Randy Bennett officiating. Music will be under the direction of Stephen Bowman, Perry Phillips and Mary Ellis. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, at Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Billy Williams Jr., Michael Nickels Jr., Jimmy Wilson, Will Collins, Howard Nickels and Jack Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Pierce, Jackie Ramsey, Mike Nickels Sr., Bill Nelson and Gary Hodges. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 131 Wiley Road, Gray, or at the residence of a brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Gwen Bowers, 104 Pearl Bowers Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma V. Carson

   Mrs. Thelma Virginia Laughrun Carson, 82, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 29, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Carson was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Augustus M. and Jude Banner Laughrun. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Scott Carson, in 1992, and a daughter, Estralita Barrett.
   Mrs. Carson had been a lifetime member of the Church of the Brethren but was recently a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and an expert seamstress.
   Survivors include a stepson, Jim Carson, Gray; a sister and brother-in-law, Jessie and Herbert Billheimer, Elizabethton; three half sisters, Sarah Smith, Dorothy Sult and Betty Armentrout, all of Jonesborough; and a half brother, Billy Joe Laughrun, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARSON -- Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Thelma Virginia Laughrun Carson, 82, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, November 29, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 1, at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, prior to the graveside service. The family will also receive friends at the residence of Herbert and Jessie Billheimer, 403 Ridgecrest Drive, Elizabethton. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Eva A. Hodge

   Mrs. Eva A. Hodge, 90, 512 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 29, 2001, at the residence of her daughter following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Hodge was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Sherman and Callie Roark Osborne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie G. Hodge, and by five sisters and a brother.
   Mrs. Hodge was a retired employee of Bemberg Corporation and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Bobbie Crumley, Elizabethton, and a grandson, Mike Crumley, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HODGE -- Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Eva A. Hodge, 90, 512 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, November 29, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Joseph Sorah officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday or at the residence of her daughter, Bobbie Crumley, 611 West D. Street, 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

Charlotte R. Johns

   Mrs. Charlotte Reed Johns, 5850 Brentwood Trace, Brentwood, formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, November 26, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Johns was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Frank and Lizzie Belle Meredith Reed. She was also preceded in death by her husband, E. Watts Johns Sr., November 15, 1983.
   Mrs. Johns worked in office support at a realty company. She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include three sons, Ernest Watts Johns Jr., Elizabethton, Jeffrey Johns, Perry Hall, Md., and Roger Morris Johns, Bristol, Va.; a daughter, Ms. Whitney Johns Martin, Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren, Julie Johns Sorrell, Travis Johns, Christy Johns Manilla, Reed Johns, Chris Johns, E.W. Johns III and Katie Johns; two great-grandchildren, Arielle Sorrell and Jade Sorrell; a brother, Dorsey Reed; and a sister, Adelaide Merritt.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   JOHNS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Reed Johns, 5850 Brentwood Trace, Brentwood, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 26, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 30, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Wheeler officiating. Music will be by Josh and Kristin Smith. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jesse Birchfield, George Dugger, Sonny Hale, Buford Goldstein, Lynwood Barfield, Edward Sorrell, Reed Johns, Chris Johns and E.W. Johns III. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. To those who desire, memorials may be made to Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, 310 West Lewis Street, Livingston, Mont. 59047. 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

Charlotte Nelson

   Charlotte Nelson, 73, 167 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 29, 2001, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

George C. Smith

   George Conley Smith, 77, 1621 Scenic Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 29, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

November 29, 2001

Charles E. Burrow

   Charles Edwin Burrow, 84, 708 N. East Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Burrow was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Frank and Lillie Mae Fair Burrow.
   Mr. Burrow was retired from the East Tennessee Chair Company. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Charles Bernice Leonard Burrow; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patsy and Danny Gibson, Elizabethton, and Shirley Burrow Johnson, Johnson City; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Loretta Burrow, Richard Dean and Linda Burrow and Eddie and Wanda Burrow, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Dorothy Burrow, Elizabethton. Five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BURROW -- Graveside services for Charles Edwin Burrow, 84, 708 N. East Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, November 28, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Taylor officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from friends attending the service. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Friday. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence, 708 N. East Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ray Fair

   Ray Fair, 72, 1118 Berry Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Fair was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Copper John and Unabell Blackburn Fair. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jess, Jack and Paul Fair.
   Mr. Fair was a member of Fellowship Community Church. He was owner/operator of Ray Fair Jewelers and was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Betty Fair, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnnie and Amanda Fair, Limestone, and Van and Sandy Fair, Elizabethton; and four grandchildren, Josh Fair, Cody Fair and Dawson Fair, all of Elizabethton, and Katie Earhart, Limestone. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   FAIR -- Funeral services for Ray Fair, 72, 1118 Berry Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, November 27, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rick Sweeney, soloist, and Teresa Range, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Phil Hauser, Raymond Hooks, Bob Hughes, Bobby Mottern, Tracy Humphreys and Raymond Perkinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Deloach, Roy Forbes, Jack Krouse, Pat "Red" Bowers, Milt Fair, Arden "Kayo" Gentry, Fred Miller, Bud Deloach, all downtown merchants and the men of Fellowship Community Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1118 Berry 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.

Bradley Gerald Maynard Hicks

   Bradley Gerald Maynard Hicks, 6-week-old infant son of T.J. and Crystal Shoemake Hicks, 314 Stuarts Street, Roan Mountain, died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Michael Glenn Hicks, of the home; his maternal grandparents, Glenn and Sandra Wooten Shoemake, Mims, Fla.; his paternal grandfather and paternal step-grandmother, Gary and Judy Hicks, Roan Mountain; his paternal grandmother and paternal step-grandfather, Shirley and Tommy Brummitt, Elizabethton; his paternal great-grandmother, Edna Hicks, Elk Park, N.C.; and his paternal great-grandparents, Nobel and Connie McNeil, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins 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
  
   HICKS -- Funeral services for Bradley Gerald Maynard Hicks, 6-week-old infant son of T.J. and Crystal Shoemake Hicks, 314 Stuarts Street, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, November 27, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Don Winters officiating. Interment will follow the service at Hicks Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rhododendron Chapel. 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.

Charlotte R. Johns

   Mrs. Charlotte Reed Johns, 5850 Brentwood Trace, Brentwood, formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, November 26, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Johns was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Frank and Lizzie Belle Meredith Reed. She was also preceded in death by her husband, E. Watts Johns Sr., November 15, 1983.
   Mrs. Johns worked in office support at a realty company.
   Survivors include three sons, Ernest Watts Johns Jr., Elizabethton, Jeffrey Johns, Perry Hall, Md., and Roger Morris Johns, Bristol, Va.; a daughter, Ms. Whitney Johns Martin, Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren, Julie Johns Sorrell, Travis Johns, Christy Johns Manilla, Reed Johns, Chris Johns, E.W. Johns III and Katie Johns; two great-grandchildren, Arielle Sorrell and Jade Sorrell; a brother, Dorsey Reed; and a sister, Adelaide Merritt.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   JOHNS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Reed Johns, 5850 Brentwood Trace, Brentwood, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 26, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 30, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Wheeler officiating. Music will be by Josh and Kristin Smith. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. To those who desire, memorials may be made to Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, 310 West Lewis Street, Livingston, Mont. 59047. 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

Sarah K. Maxwell

   Sarah Katherine Maxwell, 17, 268 Chestnut Grove Road, Jonesborough, died Monday, November 26, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
   Miss Maxwell was a native of Jonesborough and a daughter of Ricky B. and Linda M. Archer Maxwell.
   Miss Maxwell attended Chestnut Grove Union Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sisters, Melissa Maxwell and Chelsey Maxwell; her maternal grandparents, Dale and Katherine Archer; her paternal grandparents, Billy J. and Mary E. Maxwell; two aunts, Sarita Archer and Vickie Shipley; one uncle, Sam Shipley; several great-aunts and great-uncles; and many family and friends.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MAXWELL -- Funeral services and a celebration of the life of Sarah Katherine Maxwell, 17, 268 Chestnut Grove Road, Jonesborough, who died Monday, November 26, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 29, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Gaskin officiating. Interment will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Mike Burkey, Bob Algee, A.R. Rhea, Will Rochelle, Ron Barkley and Jackie Blevins. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordie McNeil, Hobert Jones, Ken Frances, Sam Shipley and Paul Stover. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 268 Chestnut Grove Road, Jonesborough. Memorial donations may be made to the Christopher Reeve Foundation for Spinal Cord Research, P.O. Box 277, RDR Station, New York, N.Y. 10150-0277. Miss Maxwell is also survived by many family and friends whom she loved very much. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

November 28, 2001

Ray Fair

   Ray Fair, 72, 1118 Berry Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Sarah K. Maxwell

   Sarah Katherine Maxwell, 17, 268 Chestnut Grove Road, Jonesborough, died Monday, November 26, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
   Miss Maxwell was a native of Jonesborough and a daughter of Ricky B. and Linda M. Archer Maxwell.
   Miss Maxwell attended Chestnut Grove Union Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sisters, Melissa Maxwell and Chelsey Maxwell; her maternal grandparents, Dale and Katherine Archer; her paternal grandparents, Billy J. and Mary E. Maxwell; two aunts, Sarita Archer and Vickie Shipley; one uncle, Sam Shipley; several great-aunts and great-uncles; and many family and friends.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MAXWELL -- Funeral services and a celebration of the life of Sarah Katherine Maxwell, 17, 268 Chestnut Grove Road, Jonesborough, who died Monday, November 26, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 29, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Gaskin officiating. Interment will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Mike Burkey, Bob Algee, A.R. Rhea, Will Rochelle, Ron Barkley and Jackie Blevins. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordie McNeil, Hobert Jones, Ken Frances, Sam Shipley and Paul Stover. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 268 Chestnut Grove Road, Jonesborough. Memorial donations may be made to the Christopher Reeve Foundation for Spinal Cord Research, P.O. Box 277, RDR Station, New York, N.Y. 10150-0277. Miss Maxwell is also survived by many family and friends whom she loved very much. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Edna V. Robinette

   Mrs. Edna V. Robinette, 80, 391 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Robinette was a native of Unicoi County and a former resident of Flint, Mich. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1979. She was a daughter of the late William S. and Phoebe E. Banner Lewis and was also preceded in death by a son and a grandson.
   Mrs. Robinette was a retired machine operator with General Motors, Flint, Mich., and a member of Local #326 United Auto Workers Union. She was a member of Milligan Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Roy W. Robinette, of the home; a daughter, Pauline Isaac, Flushing, Mich.; a sister, Dollie Draper, Jonesborough; a granddaughter, Patricia McKay, Montrose, Mich.; and two great-granddaughters, Amanda McKay and Jessica Hillary, also of Montrose, Mich.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   ROBINETTE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Edna V. Robinette, 80, 391 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, November 27, 2001, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. James Archer and the Rev. Willie Justice officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 29, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Robinette, Bill Hopkins, Larry Brewer, Ralph Livingston, Robert Livingston, Teddy Reed, Leroy Roberts, Lee Hilton and Larry Hilton. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:25 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. 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

John H. Shell

   John Henry Shell, 74, 236 Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, November 26, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Shell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Henry Gordon Shell and Mamie Ethel Mosley Shell.
   Mr. Shell attended Little Mountain Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of General Motors, Baltimore, Md.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Dennis Cavey and Kelley and Wandell Yoder, all of Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren, Danielle Shell, Anthony Cavey, Jamie Cavey and Shawn Yoder, all of Baltimore, Md.; one great-grandchild, Brian Shell, Baltimore, Md.; five sisters, Pauline Turbyfield, Bradyton, Fla., Arthene Holtsclaw, Maelene Street and Cristine Shell, all of Roan Mountain, and Lucille Pitcher, Baltimore, Md.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Violet Taylor, Crossnore, N.C.
   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
  
   SHELL -- Funeral services for John Henry Shell, 74, 236 Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, November 26, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Steve Coonse officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Little Mountain Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 29, at Richardson Cemetery, Shell Creek Community. Active pallbearers will be Marion Phillips, Terry Young and selected nephews and great-nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Murriel Holtsclaw and Leory Holtsclaw. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a niece, Geraldine Edwards, 236 Hogum Hollow Road, Crabtree Community, Roan Mountain. 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.

November 27, 2001

Charles D. Bouton

   Charles D. Bouton, 64, 109 Penrod Road, Bristol, died Sunday, November 25, 2001, at the James H. Quillen DVAMC, Mountain Home.
   Mr. Bouton was born May 8, 1937 in Elizabethton, Tenn., a son of the late Irvin and Naomi Riddle Bouton, and had made his home in the Bristol area for the past several years.
   Mr. Bouton was a retired employee of Carter County Annex and Northeast Correctional Center and was a former cook at several country clubs. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.
   Survivors include his wife, Hazel P. Bouton; children, Robert D. Bouton, Charles Allen Bouton, Loretta I. Bouton, William A. Bouton, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence (Kimberly) Bouton and Vickie Dianne Ford; sister, Sue Chapman; and brothers, Henry Bouton, John Bouton, Michael Bouton and Ernest Bouton. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 988-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOUTON -- Funeral services for Charles D. Bouton, 64, 109 Penrod Road, Bristol, who went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Davis officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Military Honors conducted by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post #6975. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Irene Parsons

   Irene Parsons, 86, 806 Beech Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 25, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Parsons was a native of Greene County but had lived in Elizabethton since 1927. She was a daughter of the late John and Clemmie Newman Linebaugh and was also preceded in death by her husband, Arley "Bud" Parsons, and two brothers, Newman Linebaugh and Jay M. Linebaugh.
   Mrs. Parsons was a Charter Member of Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton, and worked at the Senior Citizens Center.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Horace Tipton, Chuckey; four grandchildren, Lori Tipton, Minneapolis, Minn., Chuck Tipton and his wife, Laura, Mt. Carmel, Cindy Tipton, Nashville, and Kristi Tipton, Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Linda, Marie and Ethan Tipton, all of Mt. Carmel; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Virginia Linebaugh, Elizabethton; and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Bertie Long, Jessie and Dan Jenkins, and Reba Markland, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PARSONS -- Funeral services for Irene Parsons, 86, 806 Beech Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, November 25, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Jackie Cole officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be special friends, Deborah Turner, Nancy Broyles and Rose Carriger. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday 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.

J.R. Street

   J.R. Street, 77, 4920 Nell Street, Fort Worth, Texas, died Sunday, November 18, 2001, at Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital, Fort Worth, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Street was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Jennie Mae Street.
   Mr. Street had formerly worked as a manager at a gas station. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was of the Church of God faith.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Cesar Arzola, Fort Worth, Texas, Brenda and Paul Wind, Deer Park, Texas, and Phyllis and Stewart Irwin, Tampa, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dillard and Beulah Street, Roan Mountain; three sisters, Elewese Street, Hickory, N.C., Inese Morris, Marble Mount, Wash., and Karen Martin, Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Angela, Danielle, Amanda, Crissy, Savannah, Tabitha and Bradley; and one great-grandchild, Luis Daniel. 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
  
   STREET -- Graveside services for J.R. Street, 77, 4920 Nell Street, Fort Worth, Texas, who died Sunday, November 18, 2001, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Pastor Curt Styron officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Dillard Street, Roan Mountain. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Kidney Association, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Md., 20740. Mr. Street is also survived by a great-grandchild, his pride and joy, Luis Daniel. 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

Raymond F. Zuker

   KNOXVILLE -- Raymond F. Zuker, 78, of Knoxville, died Sunday, November 25, 2001, at Ft. Sanders Parkwest Medical Center.
   Mr. Zuker was a Catholic and a retired self-employed businessman. He was a veteran of the Army/Air Corps, held the rank of First Lieutenant, as a bomber pilot during World War II and participated in "D" Day Invasion.
   He was a contributor and editor of many articles on World War II and his own experiences in the war. He was a member of the Tennessee Chapter of the 8th Air Force Historical Society and the Air Force Association.
   Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Naomi A. Zuker; sons and daughters-in-law, R. Fred and Melody Zuker, Dallas, Texas, Ronald J. and Lana Zuker, Murray F. Zuker and Michael C. and Tina Zuker, all of Knoxville; granddaughters, Sonya Zuker-Klimek and Julia Zuker; grandsons, David Zuker, Jason Zuker and Clark Zuker; great-grandson, Kainoa Zuker; brothers, Norman Zuker and Paul Zuker, both of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and Howard Zuker, Cleveland, Tenn.; and sisters, Rita Smokler, Long Beach, Calif., and Helen Pappas, Rosebush, Mich.
   Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, 6300 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, (865) 583-8578, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ZUKER -- Funeral services for Raymond F. Zuker, 78, of Knoxville, who died Sunday, November 25, 2001, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 29, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Father John Flanigan officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity in Raymond F. Zuker's name. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, 6300 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, (865) 583-8578, is in charge of arrangements.

November 26, 2001

Mildred L. Bailey

   Mrs. Mildred Louetta Bailey, 75, 158 Roy Phillips Road, Jonesborough, died Saturday, November 24, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Bailey was a native of Hamblen County and the daughter of the late Len and Ada Street Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vestal Lee Bailey, and a brother, Orville Smith.
   Mrs. Bailey was a member of Limestone Free Will Baptist Church in Limestone. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two sons, Marion Lee Bailey, Florence, S.C., and Donnie Bailey, Limestone; a daughter, Phyllis Jean Brummitt, Elizabethton; and a brother, Delmer Smith, Knoxville. Seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BAILEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Louetta Bailey, 75, 158 Roy Phillips Road, Jonesborough, who died Saturday, November 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 26, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dexter Brummitt and the Rev. Alfred Cutshall officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, at Limestone Free Will Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eugene Miller, Daniel Bailey, Donald Shepard, Steve Hartley Jr., John Brummitt and Jared Brummitt. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604 or the American Diabetes Association, 4105 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, Tenn. 37315. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles D. Bouton

   Charles D. Bouton, 64, 109 Penrod Road, Bristol, died Sunday, November 25, 2001, at the James H. Quillen DVAMC, Mountain Home.
   Mr. Bouton was born May 8, 1937 in Elizabethton, Tenn., a son of the late Irvin and Naomi Riddle Bouton and had made his home in the Bristol area for the past several years.
   Mr. Bouton was a retired employee of Carter County Annex and Northeast Correctional Center and was a former cook at several country clubs. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.
   Survivors include his wife, Hazel P. Bouton; children, Robert D. Bouton, Charles Allen Bouton, Loretta I. Bouton, William A. Bouton, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence (Kimberly) Bouton and Vickie Dianne Ford; a sister, Sue Chapman; four brothers, Henry Bouton, John Bouton, Michael Bouton and Ernest Bouton. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOUTON -- Funeral services for Charles D. Bouton, 64, 109 Penrod Road, Bristol, who went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Davis officiating. Interment will be in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Military Honors conducted by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post #6975. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. E-mail condolences may be sent at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Sherrill C. Davis

   Sherrill C. Davis, 82, 347 Price Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, November 24, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital.
   Mr. Davis was a son of the late Samuel and Minola Dunn Davis. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
   Mr. Davis was a member and deacon, inactive, of Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and retired from American Bemberg Plant.
   Survivors include his wife, Thelma Little Davis, of the home, and a brother, Elbert Davis, Flat Rock, Mich. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   DAVIS -- Funeral services for Sherrill C. Davis, 82, 347 Price Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, November 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 26, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gordon Kyte. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from the Deacon Ministry of Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton. Honorary pallbearers will be selected from family, friends, members of Grace Baptist Church and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 347 Price Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Grace Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1114 Broad Street, 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.

Irene Parsons

   Irene Parsons, 86, 806 Beech Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 25, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Parsons was a native of Greene County but had lived in Elizabethton since 1927. She was a daughter of the late John and Clemmie Newman Linebaugh and was also preceded in death by her husband, Arley "Bud" Parsons, and two brothers, Newman Linebaugh and Jay M. Linebaugh.
   Mrs. Parsons was a Charter Member of Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton, and worked at the Senior Citizens Center.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Horace Tipton, Chuckey; four grandchildren, Lori Tipton, Minneapolis, Minn., Chuck Tipton and his wife, Laura, Mt. Carmel, Cindy Tipton, Nashville, and Kristi Tipton, Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Linda, Marie and Ethan Tipton, all of Mt. Carmel; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Vivian Linebaugh, Elizabethton; and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Bertie Long, Jessie and Dan Jenkins and Reba Markland, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PARSONS -- Funeral services for Irene Parsons, 86, 806 Beech Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, November 25, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Jackie Cole officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be special friends, Deborah Turner, Nancy Broyles and Rose Carriger. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Anna L. Peters

   Anna Lee Peters, 81, 243 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 25, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Peters was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Andy and Lillie Branch Peters. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas N. (Uncle Tom) Peters, who died August 10, 1991.
   Mrs. Peters was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church where she was active in the Ladies Auxiliary. She was a lifetime member of the Carter County Crewettes.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sofia and Grady Wilson and Ann and Harold Lowe, all of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Brian Lowe and his wife, Amalie, and Kelley Anderson and her husband, Grant, all of Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Jake Anderson and Rylee Anderson, both of Elizabethton; a step-great-grandson, Austin Anderson, Elizabethton; three aunts, Violet Branch and Bernelda Peters, both of Elizabethton, and Ruth Peters of Texas; and two special friends, Margaret Elliott, Elizabethton, and Mildred Burnette, Marietta, S.C.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PETERS -- Funeral services for Anna Lee Peters, 81, 243 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with her Lord Sunday, November 25, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. Honorary minister will be the Rev. C.M. Burnette. Music will be provided by the New Liberty Quartet, the New Liberty Youth Choir and Vickie Greer, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, will be Leonard Peters, Gerald Peters, Lynn Peters, Norman Peters, Mack Smith, Kenneth Colbaugh, Charles Milam and Michael Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be the congregations of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church, employees and staff of Pine Ridge Care Center, employees of the 3rd Floor of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, James Ellis and Bobby Wilson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Sofia and Grady Wilson, 237 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn., 37544 or the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Packy Fair, 114 Herbert Taylor Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

November 25, 2001

Sherrill C. Davis

   Sherrill C. Davis, 82, 347 Price Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, November 24, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital.
   Mr. Davis was a son of the late Samuel and Minola Dunn Davis. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
   Mr. Davis was a member and deacon, inactive, of Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and retired from American Bemberg Plant.
   Survivors include his wife, Thelma Little Davis, of the home, and a brother, Elbert Davis, Flat Rock, Mich. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   DAVIS -- Funeral services for Sherrill C. Davis, 82, 347 Price Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, November 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 26, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gordon Kyte. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from the Deacon Ministry of Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton. Honorary pallbearers will be selected from family, friends, members of Grace Baptist Church and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 347 Price 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.

Gordon Johnson

   Gordon Johnson, 66, 2722 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, died Thursday, November 22, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Johnson was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Charlie S. and Beatrice Honeycutt Johnson. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Johnson.
   Mr. Johnson was a truck driver for Southeastern Warehouse and was a member and deacon of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Violet Lyons Johnson, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Tonia Johnson, Guyton, Ga.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Eileen and Estill Ingram, Elizabethton, and Angela and Larry Vines, Hampton; nine grandchildren, Sasha Penland and her husband, Ernest, Marion, Va., Charlie Johnson and his wife, Shilo, Amanda Johnson and Timmy Johnson, all of Guyton, Ga., Richard Lyons and Anthony Ingram, both of Elizabethton, Sonya Lyons and Jeremy Vines, both of Hampton, and Charles Waycaster and his wife, Sally, Johnson City; three stepgrandchildren, Wendy and Stacey Ingram and Amie Vines, all of Elizabethton; and a special friend, Lelia Icenhour, Mountain City. Four great-grandchildren also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Gordon Johnson, 66, 2722 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, November 22, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 24, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Campbell and the Rev. John Stevens officiating. Music was under the direction of the Youth Choir of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 25, in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the men of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Otis Vines, Ora Ellison and Wayne Winters. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 2722 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha S. Little

  
Mrs. Bertha Smalling Little, 89, 833 Watauga Road, Watauga, died Friday, November 23, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Little was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late David Robert and Linda Carver Smalling. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Mitchell Little, in 1992, a sister, Alma Knebel, and a brother, Lloyd Smalling.
   Mrs. Little was a retired teacher with the 32 years of service in the Carter County School System. She was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association and a lifelong member of Brick Christian Church.
   Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Little, Payson, Ariz., Kay Little and Jane Little, both of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mary Woods and Edna Range, both of Elizabethton; and a brother, Woodrow Smalling, Watauga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   LITTLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Smalling Little, 89, 833 Watauga Road, Watauga, who died Friday, November 23, 2001, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 26, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Bob Woods, minister, officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. One of Mrs. Little's greatest joys in life came from teaching young children to read. After she retired, she spent many happy years with her husband, Mitchell, tending to her roses and garden at their home in the Range Community. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Wanda F. Pearson

  
Wanda Forrester Pearson, 77, 1025 Dry Hill Road, Butler, died Thursday, November 22, 2001, in Gray.
   Mrs. Pearson was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Clinton Forrester and Fronia Belle McElyea Forrester. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Ronald Pearson, and two brothers, Wallace and Dallas Forrester.
   Mrs. Pearson was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia Hamby, Kingsport, Shirley and Everett Dorton, East Bend, N.C., and Donna and Dannie Stanley, Gray. Eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hux-Lipford
  
   PEARSON -- Funeral services for Wanda Forrester Pearson, 77, 1025 Dry Hill Road, Butler, who died Thursday, November 22, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 25, at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Greene and the Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Interment will follow in the Dry Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bryan Dorton, Justin Dorton, Keith Dugger, Kevin Ward, Jared Thorton, Charlie Dugger, Steve Forrester and Mike Forrester. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Donna Stanley, 105 Hollow Timbers Drive, Gray, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

  
Stanley Robinson


  
Stanley Robinson, 93, 413 Mountain View Drive, Piney Flats, died Monday, November 19, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Robinson was a native of Pelican Rapids, Minn., and a son of the late George and Honora Erickson Robinson.
   Mr. Robinson was a retired officer manager at a metal works factory. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran.
   Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Wendell and Helen Robinson, Perrysburg, Ohio; two nieces, Gretchen Kollar, Toledo, Ohio, and Kathy Wassenaar, Minneapolis, Minn.; and a special friend, Clyde Scott, Piney Flats.
   Final disposition will be held at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

November 23, 2001

Josie Alderson


  
Josephine K. Ramsey "Josie" Alderson, 81, 120 Woodmont Avenue, Kingsport, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Alderson was born in Dickenson County, Va., and moved to Kingsport in 1964. She was a member of Morrison City Free Will Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Alderson was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene C. Alderson; her parents, Daniel Ramsey and Hannah Blair Ramsey; two sisters, Agnes White and Lurie McKinney; and a brother, Evan Ramsey.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nina and Garry Myers, Kingsport; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Eugene C. Jr. and Dora Alderson, Fairmont, W. Va., Roger and Mary Alderson, Summerville, S.C., Larry and Sue Alderson, Elizabethton, and David Alderson, Kingsport; seven sisters, Esther Brooks, Arbutus Goins, Lockie Kilburn and Louvenia Austin, all of Kingsport, Pansy Edwards, Knoxville, Edra Riner, Abingdon, Va., and Margie Duncan, Clinchco, Va.; and her special friends, Ruth Hensley, Monnie Baker, Sue Leach and Diane Rorrer. Eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Alderson Family.
  
   ALDERSON -- Funeral services for Josephine K. Ramsey "Josie" Alderson, 81, 120 Woodmont Avenue, Kingsport, who died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, November 23, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 24, in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends attending the service will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and friends. Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 23, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 120 Woodmont Avenue, Kingsport. Memorial contributions may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, 100 E. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or to the Alzheimer's Center of East Tennessee Inc., Kingsport, Tenn. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

J.R. Street
   J.R. Street, 77, 3417 Howard, Fort Worth, Texas, died Sunday, November 18, 2001, at Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital, Fort Worth, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Street was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Janna Mae Street.
   Mr. Street had formerly worked as a manager at a gas station. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and was of the Church of God faith.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Cesar Arzola, Fort Worth, Texas, Brenda and Paul Wind, Deer Park, Texas, and Phyllis and Stewart Irwin, Tampa, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dillard and Beulah Street, Roan Mountain; and three sisters, Eloise Street, Hickory, N.C., Inez Morris, Marble Mount, Wash., and Karen Martin, Tucson, Ariz. Seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Mr. Street will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral services and interment. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

   Gordon Johnson, 65, 2722 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, died Thursday, November 22, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Johnson was a native of Hampton and the son of the late Charlie S. and Beatrice Honeycutt Johnson. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Johnson.
   Mr. Johnson was employed by Southeastern Warehouse and retired in 1997. He was a member and deacon of Pearce's Free Will Baptist Church, Hampton.
   Survivors include his wife, Violet J. Lyons Johnson, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Tonia Johnson, Guyton, Ga.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Eileen and Estill Ingram, Elizabethton, and Angela and Larry Vines, Hampton; nine grandchildren, Sasha Penland and her husband, Ernest, Marion, Va., Charlie Johnson and his wife, Shilo, Amanda Johnson and Timmy Johnson, all of Guyton, Ga., Richard Lyons and Anthony Ingram, both of Elizabethton, Sonya Lyons and Jeremy Vines, both of Hampton, and Charles Waycaster and his wife, Sally, Johnson City; three stepgrandchildren, Wendy and Stacey Vines and Amie Vines; and a special friend, Lelia Icenhour, Mountain City. Four great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

William R. Roberson

   William Roy Roberson, 72, 417 Ingram Branch Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Roberson was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Clarence and Maude Ingram Roberson. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother and sister.
   Mr. Roberson was a retired farmer. He attended Sally Cove Creek Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Stockton Roberson; a son and daughter-in-law, Leslie Earl and Wanda Roberson, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Mary Ethel Frost and Ruby Whitehead, both of Roan Mountain; a brother, Odes Roberson, Hampton; several nieces and nephews; two special nephews, O.J. Roberson and William Dale Roberson; and a special friend, Martha Stewart.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ROBERSON -- Funeral services for William Roy Roberson, 72, 417 Ingram Branch Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Storie and the Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, November 23, in the Roberson Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday, will be Landon Lingerfelt, Ralph McKinney, Mike Hagie, Bud Smith, Tommy Lynn Roberson and J.D. Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Orville Roberson, Gerald Vance, Elbert Lyons, the Rev. Basil Stevens, his nephews, the 5400 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center, the Respiratory Department of Johnson City Medical Center and Pulmonary Associates of East Tennessee. 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 cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday. Condolences to the Roberson family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

J.R. Street

   J.R. Street, 77, 3417 Howard, Fort Worth, Texas, died Sunday, November 18, 2001, at Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital, Fort Worth, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Street was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Janna Mae Street.
   Mr. Street had formerly worked as a manager at a gas station. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and was of the Church of God faith.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Cesar Arzola, Fort Worth, Texas, Brenda and Paul Wind, Deer Park, Texas, and Phyllis and Stewart Irwin, Tampa, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dillard and Beulah Street, Roan Mountain; and three sisters, Eloise Street, Hickory, N.C., Inez Morris, Marble Mount, Wash., and Karen Martin, Tucson, Ariz. Seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Mr. Street will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral services and interment. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Jake B. Townson

   Jake B. Townson, 82, 115 Townson Road, Whitehead Hill Community, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Townson was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the son of the late Lee Etta Townson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Wise Townson, June 22, 1994, and a son, Terry Lee Townson, August 24, 1989.
   Mr. Townson was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 50 years of service. He was a member of Sunset Free Will Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Robert Sluder, Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Fairy Townson, Randy Townson and Larry and Debbie Townson, all of Roan Mountain; and one uncle, Hobert Townsend, Elizabethton. Eleven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   TOWNSON -- Funeral services for Jake B. Townson, 82, 115 Townson Road, Whitehead Hill Community, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 24, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Whitehead and the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sunset Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 25, in the Townson Family Cemetery, Whitehead Hill Community, Roan Mountain, with Military Honors provided by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Dennis Rhinehart, Arnold Hughes, Claude Barnett, Tom Ingram, Charles Dudley Ingram, Chris Townson, Jamie Townson, Randall Townson, Jon Townson, Troy McLaughlin, Mike Townsend and Richard Livingston. Honorary pallbearers will be Chaplain Jones Wells, Dr. Wayne Battle, Doctors and Nursing Staff at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, his church family, his many friends and a special friend, Ms. Verl Hopson. Everyone is requested to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Larry Townson, 119 Townson Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

November 21- 22, 2001

Helen R. Hopson

  
Mrs. Helen R. Hopson, of Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton, formerly of 103 Moreland Gap Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Hopson was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late James B. and Vena Crowder Odom.
   Mrs. Hopson was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain.
   Survivors include her husband, Fred Hopson, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Beatrice Thomas, Unicoi, and Norma Stanfield, Cedar Lake, Ind.; and two brothers, Deward Odom, Highland, Ind., and Howard Odom, Tucson, Ariz. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HOPSON -- Committal and entombment services for Mrs. Helen R. Hopson, formerly of 103 Moreland Gap Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, November 20, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 23, in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Friends may call at Tetrick Funeral Home in Elizabethton at their convenience. The family, minister and friends wishing to attend the committal service are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Estella Perry

  
Mrs. Estella Perry, 93, Greencroft Terraces, Goshen, Ind., formerly of Elliott Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 19, 2001, in Goshen.
   Mrs. Perry was a native of Newland, N.C., and the daughter of the late Jack and Tippy Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hal E. Perry, and three sons, A.J. Perry, Edwin Perry and Danny Perry, who died October 11, 2001.
   Mrs. Perry was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include three sons and four daughters-in-law, Wade and Matoka Perry and Harry and Katheryn Perry, all of Elizabethton, Jerry and Pam Perry, Elkhart, Ind., and Joyce Perry, Goshen, Ind.; six daughters and three sons-in-law, Emma Jean Cox, Sue Pirtle, Maxine Rust and Carolyn and Bobby Dozier, all of Elkhart, Ind., Fredia and Pete Kyte, Winder, Ga., Teresa and Dave Riedl, Watertown, Wis.; and a half brother, Dewey Biggs, Salisbury, N.C. Twenty-eight grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   PERRY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Estella Perry, 93, Greencroft Terraces, Goshen, Ind., formerly of Elliott Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 19, 2001, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 23, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Wade Perry, 131 Zeb Grindstaff Road, 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

Edith E. Peters

   Edith Evelyn Peters, 152 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 19, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Miss Peters was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Alfred N. and Mae Shankle Peters. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Lee Peters.
   Miss Peters was the Oldest Charter Member of Carter Christian Church.
   Survivors include two sisters, Euvada Peters and Marjorie Peters, both of the home; a brother and sister-in-law, Durward and Lucy Peters, Elizabethton; a special niece, Jill Peters Croley, Concord, N.C.; two special nephews, Frank Peters and Michael Peters, both of Elizabethton; seven special great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special friend, Erma Lou Broyles.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PETERS -- Funeral services for Edith Evelyn Peters, 152 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 19, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Ernie Depew and Mr. Brent Nidiffer, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 22, in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Jason Peters, Weston Peters, Micky Taylor, Jerry Roberts, Don Hardin, Bill Gentry, Kenneth Shankle and Jeff Buckles. Honorary pallbearers will be Her Church Family. A Special "Thank You" to her friend and physician, Dr. Angela May, for all her love and care. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday 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. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Peters family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Benny S. Shankle

   Benny Steve Shankle, 57, 1614 East Stone Drive, Kingsport, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, after a brief illness.,
   Mr. Shankle was a native of Carter County and a son of Zola Grindstaff Shankle, 1778 Highway 91, Elizabethton, and the late Hurshell Shankle, who died in 1970. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Grindstaff and Mr. and Mrs. I.F. Shankle.
   Mr. Shankle was a 1962 graduate of Unaka High School and a 1969 graduate of Steed College. He was a Certified Public Accountant and a partner in the firm of Dent K. Burk Associates, P.C.
   He was the current treasurer of the Amputees in Motion, a member of the Appalachian Chapter TSCPA, the Tennessee Society of CPA's and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a former member of the Kingsport Downtown Optimist Club and a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Richard Yankosky, Frederick, Md.; two nieces, Mary Amtsberg and her husband, Michael, Douglasville, Pa., and Julie Yankosky, Frederick, Md.; a nephew, Matthew Yankosky, Frederick, Md.; and three aunts, Mrs. Edith Elizondo, Mrs. Edna D'Andelet and Mrs. Bertie Shankle.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHANKLE -- Funeral services for Benny Steve Shankle, 57, 1614 East Stone Drive, Kingsport, who died Tuesday, November 20, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, November 23, at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Church. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 24, in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be the Kingsport Partners & Employees of Dent K. Burk Associates, P.C. Honorary pallbearers will be the Bristol and Johnson City Partners of Dent K. Burk Associates, P.C., neighbors, friends, relatives and members of Stoney Creek Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Zola Shankle, 1778 Highway 91, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Shankle family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Stevens

   Kenneth Stevens, 207 Monroe Avenue, Muscle Shoals, Ala., died Monday, November 19, 2001.
   Mr. Stevens was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Henry Clay and Genevieve Campbell Stevens.
   Mr. Stevens had lived in Adrian, Mich., for 30 years before going to Alabama two years ago. He was a retired employee of General Motors.
   Survivors include his wife, Sandra Stevens; his children, Rick, Keith, Mike and Sabrina; three brothers, Roger Stevens, Hampton, Dale Stevens, Unicoi, and Dennis Stevens, Elizabethton; and three sisters, Aileen Street and Darlene Tolley, both of Hampton, and Gearldean Tolley of Ohio.
   Funeral services and interment will be held in Sheffield, Ala.
   Spry Funeral Home, Sheffield, Ala., (256) 383-0524, is in charge of arrangements.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton.

November 20, 2001

Lola B. Cooner

   Lola B. "Nana" Cooner, 72, of Chamblee, Ga., died Wednesday, November 14, 2001.
   Mrs. Cooner was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Buddy Cooner. She was born and raised in Hampton, Tenn.
   During her life she was "retired" numerous times including General Foods and Lucient Technologies, and was currently employed at Lord & Taylor. She was also a former Big Band vocalist/musician.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Ginger C. and Norm Mosley, Pam C. and Bill Matson and Denese C. and Albert McSpadden; grandchildren, Gabriel, Joshua, Katy, Sean, Matthew, Erin, Jennifer and Jacklynn; great-grandchildren, Dominic and Joshua; a brother, Terry Brumitt; and four sisters, Pauline Young, Jeanne Leonard, Sue Slimp and Barbara Crockett.
   Funeral services and interment will be held Tuesday, November 20.
   Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, (404) 851-9900, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Ellis

   GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Daniel Raymond Ellis, 74, 200 Center Street, died Sunday, November 18, 2001, at Self Regional Healthcare.
   Born in Coeburn, Va., December 11, 1926, he was the son of the late John and Mary Dingus Ellis.
   Mr. Ellis was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, Elizabethton, Tenn. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service. He was also retired from Greenwood Mills - Chalmers Plant as a supply technician.
   He was a member of South Main Street Baptist Church, the Couples II Sunday School Class, the Big A Club and the Brotherhood. He was also an Usher.
   Survivors include his wife, Edith Orr Ellis, of the home; two daughters, Peggy Riddle McHugh and Beth Riddle Lyle, both of Greenwood; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Gwina Ellis, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Bobbi and Wilson Ornduff, Elizabethton, Tenn. Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
   Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, S.C., (864) 223-2223, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ELLIS -- Funeral services for Daniel Raymond Ellis, 74, 200 Center Street, Greenwood, S.C., who died Sunday, November 18, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, at South Main Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Patterson and Ryan Eklund offciating. Interment will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Phillip Kornet, Mark Kornet, Eric McHugh, Paul Bollman, Tyson Williams, Gene Pinson, Jim Kinney and William Holladay. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Couples II Sunday School Class along with Dr. David Riley. Mr. Ellis is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The family is at the home on Center Street and will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the South Main Street Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1093, Greenwood, S.C., 29648. Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, S.C., (864) 223-2223, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Louise E. Ervin

   Mrs. Louise Evelyn Street Ervin, 90, 525 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi, died Sunday, November 18, 2001, at Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City.
   Mrs. Ervin was a native and lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late James W. Street and Mary Jane Penland Street. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd W. Ervin, in 1982.
   Mrs. Ervin was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and a retired educator from the Unicoi County School System with 30 years of service at Unicoi Elementary School. She was a charter member of Unicoi United Methodist Church and a charter member and past president of the Unicoi United Methodist Women.
   She was a lifetime member and past Matron of the Unicoi Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #276, a lifetime member of the Tennessee P.T.A., and a member of the Retired Teachers of Unicoi County.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Robert G. Honeycutt, Albany, Ga.; two grandchildren, Amy Honeycutt Butler, Unicoi, and Joan Honeycutt Hughes, Dalton, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Brett Butler, Madeline Hughes and Harrison Hughes; a nephew, E.B. Wagner, Oak Ridge; and two nieces, Virginia Brown, Unicoi, and Jane King, Tucson, Ariz.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ERVIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Evelyn Street Ervin, 90, 525 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi, who died Sunday, November 18, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Goddard officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Friends will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 525 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary R. Parks

   Mrs. Mary Ruth Wilson Parks, 69, 400 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, died Monday, November 19, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center of complications due to bone cancer.
   Mrs. Parks was a native of Roan Mountain and a daughter of the late Jack David and Lucy Owens Wilson. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Stewart Arnold "Bud" Wilson and Fred Robert "Ted" Wilson.
   Mrs. Parks was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant and a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Wilson Wring, Memphis; five brothers, the Rev. Clarence Wilson Sr., Elizabethton, Leonard Carroll Wilson, Canton, Ohio, J.D. Wilson, Spruce Pine, N.C., Paul Wilson, Piney Flats, and Benny Wilson, New Bern, N.C.; two sisters, Ruby Wilson Sheppard and Ida Wilson Delong, both of Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Hannah Wring Potter and Elizabeth Wring; and a great-granddaughter, Joanna Marie Potter.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PARKS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ruth Wilson Parks, 69, 400 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, who died Monday, November 19, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Street and Pastor Rick Shelton officiating. Music will be provided by Cathy Wilson. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edith Peters

   Miss Edith Peters, 81, 132 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 19, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

November 19, 2001

Mardelle M. Allen

   Mrs. Mardelle Merck Allen, 81, formerly of 124 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 18, 2001, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Allen was a native of Gainesville, Ga., and the daughter of the late Ernest H. and Dora Stow Merck. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert J. Allen, February 25, 1971.
   Mrs. Allen was a Registered Nurse and graduated in 1944 from the Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing in Chattanooga. She retired in 1992 from the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital as Anesthesia Coordinator.
   Mrs. Allen had resided in Elizabethton since 1945. She was past president of the Tri-County Medical Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary for Post No. 49, and the Elizabethton Women's Civic Club. She was also a past campaign director for the Carter County March of Dimes and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include two daughters, Laura Susan Allen, of the home, and Jeanie Allen, San Antonio, Texas; a granddaughter, Laura Siler, Knoxville; a brother and sister-in-law, M.G. and Dot Merck, Dallas, Texas; a special sister-in-law, Mary Emma Brown, Elizabethton; six special nieces, Elizabeth Allen and Patricia Treadway, both of Elizabethton, Kathy Riley and Dottie Riley, both of Atlanta, Ga., Libby Cornett, Asheville, N.C., and Nancy Ladymon, Dallas, Texas; six special nephews, Richard Merck, Dallas, Texas, Harry Merck, Augusta, Ga., Judge Lynn Brown, Elizabethton, Sutton Brown, Hampton, Johnny Allen, Elizabethton, and Bob Allen, Johnson City; and special friends, Ernest and Elizabeth Grindstaff, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   ALLEN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mardelle Merck Allen, 81, formerly of 124 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, November 18, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Dr. John Martin officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, at Highland Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, friends and neighbors and Mrs. Allen's Caregivers. Special thanks to Dr. Jeff Farrow and Pulmonary Associates and Staff Nurses and Aides at Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family, minister and friends wishing to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at Highland Cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Allen to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 124 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth L. Crutchfield

   Mrs. Ruth L. Crutchfield, 86, 105 Sunshine Circle, Elizabethton, died Saturday, November 17, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Crutchfield was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Blaine and Anita Hughes Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William O. Crutchfield, January 25, 1988, and three sisters, Margaret Livingston, Lucye Mullins and Irma Evans.
   Mrs. Crutchfield was a member of Doe River Baptist Church and had formerly served as church secretary for 25 years. She was a Charter Member of the Hampton Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 470. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Russell Becker, Elizabethton; a sister, Goss Pursifull, Middlesboro, Ky.; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Bill and Gina Becker, Piney Flats, and Gerald Becker, Mazon, Ill.; and a great-grandson, Zachary Mitchell Becker, Piney Flats. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   CRUTCHFIELD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth L. Crutchfield, 86, 105 Sunshine Circle, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, November 17, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 19, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Larry Adams, soloist, and Mrs. Trilla Little, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, at Livingston Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be John Blaine Livingston, Gerald Livingston, Cleophus Pursifull Jr., Bernie Pursifull, Bob Evans, Michael Livingston, Jeffery Livingston, Jeff Livingston and Adam Pursifull. Honorary pallbearers will be family, her church family, friends and neighbors. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Crutchfield to the Carter County Humane Society, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or to Adventa Hospice, 100 Rogosin Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 105 Sunshine Circle, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

November 18, 2001

Ruth Crutchfield

   Ruth Crutchfield, 86, 105 Sunshine Circle, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Nov. 17, at her residence.
   Arrangements are incomplete.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Carrie L. Deloach

  
Carrie Louise Deloach, Smyrna, Tenn., died Friday at NHC of Nashville.
   A native of North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late George and Liddy Clark.
   Survivors include one son, Jerry David Deloach, of Smyrna, three daughters, Mary K. Mitchell, of Nashville, Doris E. Brown, of Smyrna, and Helen E. Doggett, of Nashville, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
   Mrs. Deloach was a homemaker and a member of the Ivy Memorial Baptist church, Nashville.
   Woodfin Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 636, Murfreesboro, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DELOACH -- Graveside service for Carrie Louise Deloach, Smyrna, Tenn., who died Friday, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Kevin L. Barrett officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be given to the Gideons in lieu of flowers. Visitation with the family will be after 1 p.m. Sunday at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna. Woodfin Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 636, Murfreesboro, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

James L. Dugger, Sr.

  
Mr. James Lawrence Dugger, Sr., 89, Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, formerly of Virginia St., Unicoi, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at the long term care unit.
   Mr. Dugger was a Lester, W.Va., native, but had lived most of his life in this area. He was the son of the late James Nathan and Queen Buelah Johnston Dugger. In addition to this parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Guthrie Dugger, 1981, and one sister, Helen Snodgrass.
   Mr. Dugger retired from O.G. Kelly Co. as a welder after 40 years of service. He was a member of the local union #421. Mr. Dugger was of the Methodist faith.
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James Lawrence and Lucy Dugger, Jr., Richmond, Va., one daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Doyle Hopson, Unicoi, five grandchildren, Chris Hopson, Emily Hopson Harrell, Matt Dugger, Shawn Dugger and Chris Dugger, and one grandson-in-law, Mike Harrell, two great-granddaughters, Chloe Harrell and Kelly Harrell, and several nieces and nephews.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, 423-743-1381 or 423-928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Mr. James Lawrence Dugger, Sr., Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, formerly of Virginia St., Unicoi, who died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Jim Goddard and Mike Pinner will officiate. Music will be provided by Sam Leedy, Jimmie Street and Inez Chandler. Graveside service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. Family, ministers and friends will gather at the cemetery by 12:45 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at the home of the daughter Mrs. Shannon Hopson, 120 Hopson Heights, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, 423-743-1381 or 423-928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

Arvee K. Lunsford

  
Mrs. Arvee K. Lunsford, 82, Rt. 10, Elizabethton, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, in the Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain.
   A native of Watauga County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Rose Dillanor Keller. She had lived a number of years in Carter County. Mrs. Lunsford was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton Lunsford, in 1982 and by four brothers.
   She was a 1937 graduate of Cove Creek High School. Mrs. Lunsford was a retired employee of the Maganvox Corp. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Ronald G. and Delores Lunsford, Elizabethton, one grandson, the Rev. Willie Lunsford and his wife, Tina Lunsford, Johnson City.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LUNSFORD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Arvee K. Lunsford, 82, Rt. 10, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Willie Lunsford officiating. Interment will be in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Tina Lunsford and Bill Anderson will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and nurses at Roan Highlands Nursing Center. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence of the son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Ronald and Delores Lunsford, 120 Rosetta Dr., Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

Alma G. Lyons

   Alma G. Lyons, 89, 165 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Ira M. and Lola Lewis Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George C. Lyons.
   Mrs. Lyons formerly worked as a nursing assistant at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church for 56 years.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Bob Hyatt, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Delmer and Martha Ward, Bluff City; three grandchildren, Lois Ann Holmes, Karen Colbaugh and Bobby Hyatt, all of Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren, Jimmy Cochran, Jessica Lewis, Amanda Colbaugh and Justin Colbaugh; and a sister, Lois Townsend, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LYONS -- Funeral services for Alma G. Lyons, 89, 165 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 18, at Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Music will be provided by Rick Swaney. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, November 19, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday, will be Bobby Hyatt, Justin Colbaugh, Doug Colbaugh, Al Holmes, Danny Lewis and Kevin Tolley. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Cochran, Joe Johnson, Larry Canter, Bosco Canter, Jerry Daughtery, Vince Phipps, Tim Crowe and Paul Thompson. A special thank you to Dr. John White, Dr. Jamie Oakley, Dr. Mark Wilkison, Dr. Jack Woodside, Norma Carrier, Kay Arnold, Jackie Chandler, Vickie Torbett, D.H. Lowe, Rebecca Augustas and Judy and Victor Deloach. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence, 165 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton. For those who prefer memorials, donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Lyons to the American Cancer Society, C/O Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

David S. McInturff

  
David Spurgeon McInturff, 69, Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville, Tenn., died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at the center.
   Mr. McInturff was a native of Erwin, Tenn., and a son of the late W.D. and Mary Alice Scalf McInturff. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Skinner, a son-in-law, Bruce Skinner, four brothers, Carl McInturff, Harlan McInturff, Warren Fred McInturff and Crawford H. McIntufff, and two sisters, Kathleen Ranshaw and Pauline Rateau.
   He was a graduate of Unicoi County High School, where he was named in Who's Who" and was also added to the Football Hall of Fame in Erwin as best defensive guard ever to play in Unicoi County. Mr. McInturff attended the University of Tennessee on a football scholarship, where he received his bachelor's degree in science/biology and his master's degree in secondary education.
   He was a teacher and coach at various high schools, including Rossville High, Chattanooga Valley High, Carrolton Central, Norcross High and Calhoun High School, where he retired in 1980.
   Mr. McInturff was a sergeant with the United States Marine Corps, having served in the Korean Conflict. He also played on the Marine Corps football team.
   He played professional football with the Los Angeles Rams and was named to the all-pro team for two years. He was also a professional wrestler and played on the semi-pro team known as the Chattanooga Cherokees.
   Mr. McInturff was a member of Rossville Baptist Church, Rossville, Ga. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. Mr. McInturff was a resident of Erwin Health Care Center for several years, where received a special certificate of recognition in honor of his induction to the Tennessee Health Care Association's "Who's Who" in Tennessee Nursing Homes.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Mike Harris, Chattanooga, five grandchildren, Nicholas Mohney, Shelby Skinner, Taylor Harris, Madison Skinner and Noah Harris, and several nieces and nephews.
   Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Ave., Erwin, 423-743-1380 or 423-928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MCINTURFF -- Graveside service and interment for Mr. David Spurgeon McInturff, 69, Greystone Health Care Center, Blountville, Tenn., who died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. The Rev. Doug Ranshaw, nephew, will officiate. Full military grave rites will be rendered by the Kingsport VFW Post 3382. Family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Ave., Erwin, 423-743-1380 or 423-928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph H. Treadway

  
Mr. Ralph H. Treadway, 81, 504 Carter Blvd., Elizabethton, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Treadway was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a son of the late Frank and Pearl Hyder Treadway. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Smith, and Norma Jones, and by one brother, Claude Treadway.
   He was a retired superintendent of mail at the Elizabethton Post Office. Mr. Treadway was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Watauga Post #49, Capt. Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166 and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Ona Dugger Treadway, of the home, two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry L. and Gin Treadway, Johnson City, Jeff C. and Glenda Treadway, Elizabethton, seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Sarah and Eden Treadway, all of Elizabethton, Benjamin, Alex, Robert and Stephanie Treadway, all of Johnson City, two sisters-in-law, Nancy Dugger Huggins, Matthews, N.C., Dorothy McQueen Hurt, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   TREADWAY -- Funeral services for Ralph H. Treadway, 81, 504 Carter Blvd., Elizabethton, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Witt officiating. Music will be by Messers Jerry Barnett, soloist, Brian Wilson, trumpeter, and David Arney, organist. Active pallbearers will be Earl Ellis, Raymond Isaacs, Jime Linebaugh, Jack Honeycutt, Ben Hayes, Bruce Pierce, Lindberg Estep and Kenneth Simerly. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Bowling, Ray Lyons, John R. Clark, Willie Church, Steve Dunlap, Ray Richardson, John Fetzer, C.M. "Fig" Newton, Arden Hill, Jim Jones, R.L. Hurt, Ralph Gardner, Warren Ashley, Paul Mayse, Anita Nave, Bennie Rhea, Bob King and the nursing staff of the first floor, VA Nursing Home. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mountain Home National Cemetery, with military honors by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Those who desire memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 205 Hunter Ave., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. 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

November 16, 2001

Edward E. Fair

   Edward Eugene "Bo" Fair, 62, 151 VonCannon Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, November 15, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Fair was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James S. and Hildred Nidiffer Fair. He was also preceded in death by two wives, Priscilla Church Fair, in 1986, and Peggy McCloud Fair, in 1993.
   Mr. Fair was a retired truck driver with The Paty Company. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era.
   Survivors include four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Edna Johnson, Martha and Paul Cox and Janice and Earl Stout, all of Elizabethton, and Emma Lou and Ralph Houk, Mobile, Ala.; a brother and sister-in-law, Perry and Lou Fair, Cleveland, Ohio; and one aunt, Christine Swift, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FAIR -- Graveside services and interment for Edward Eugene "Bo" Fair, 62, 151 VonCannon Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, November 15, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Jerry Stout officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Paul Cox Jr., Robert Cox, Darrell Stout, Ted Johnson, Willie Church, Paul Cox, Edward Houk, Norman Houk and Paul Cox Sr. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of any of his sisters. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

John S. Head

   John Sherman Head, 94, J.S. Head Road, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi, died Thursday, November 15, 2001, at NHC Healthcare, Johnson City.
   Mr. Head was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late William "W.J." and Dora Byrd Head. He was also preceded in death by a son, Junior Head, an infant son and a great-great-grandson.
   Mr. Head retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was also a retired farmer. He was a former county commissioner for several years and was a member of Limestone Cove United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Grace Willis Head, Jonesborough; a daughter and son-in-law, Frankie and John Curtis, Jonesborough; a brother, Frank Head, Watauga; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Pat Tipton.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HEAD -- Funeral services for John Sherman Head, 94, J.S. Head Road, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi, who died Thursday, November 15, 2001, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Estel Williams officiating. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, November 18, in the O'Brien Cemetery, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers may gather at the cemetery by 9:50 a.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Alma G. Lyons

   Alma G. Lyons, 89, 165 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Ira M. and Lola Lewis Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George C. Lyons.
   Mrs. Lyons formerly worked as a nursing assistant at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church for 56 years.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Bob Hyatt, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Delmer and Martha Ward, Bluff City; three grandchildren, Lois Ann Holmes, Karen Colbaugh and Bobby Hyatt, all of Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren, Jimmy Cochran, Jessica Lewis, Amanda Colbaugh and Justin Colbaugh; and a sister, Lois Townsend, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LYONS -- Funeral services for Alma G. Lyons, 89, 165 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 18, at Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Music will be provided by Rick Swaney. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, November 19, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday, will be Bobby Hyatt, Justin Colbaugh, Doug Colbaugh, Al Holmes, Danny Lewis and Kevin Tolley. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Cochran, Joe Johnson, Larry Canter, Bosco Canter, Jerry Daughtery, Vince Phipps, Tim Crowe and Paul Thompson. A special thank you to Dr. John White, Dr. Jamie Oakley, Dr. Mark Wilkison, Dr. Jack Woodside, Norma Carrier, Kay Arnold, Jackie Chandler, Vickie Torbett, D.H. Lowe, Rebecca Augustas and Judy and Victor Deloach. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence, 165 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Byron H. Steele Jr.

   Byron Harold Steele Jr., 62, 1218 Thomas Boulevard, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Steele was a native of Davidson County and a son of the late Dr. Byron Harold Steele Sr. and Ethel June Pettigrow Steele.
   Mr. Steele had lived in Elizabethton since 1983. He was a graduate of College Dale High School and Madison College of Nashville. He was previously employed as Laboratory Manager at Sycamore Shoals Hospital and was presently a Laboratory Medical Technologist at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C. He was a member of the Association of Clinical Pathologists and was a Seventh-day Adventist.
   Survivors include his wife, Donna Estep Steele; two daughters, Jennifer Steele and Beverly Steele, both of Roan Mountain; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Dennis Franklin Steele and Libby Steele, Calhoun, Ga.; and a sister, Janet Johnson, Cleveland. Three nieces and two nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STEELE -- Funeral services for Byron Harold Steele Jr., 62, 1218 Thomas Boulevard, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dale Dixen and the Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. Interment will be in the Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, will be Manuel Edmondson, Ronda Richardson, Gary Holder, David Steele, Dennis Steele, Daniel Holder, Damon Broyles and Darren Carley. Honorary pallbearers will be David Hudson, Turk Salls, Dr. Mark W. Chang, Dr. David Kimmel, members of the Carter County Rescue Squad and the staff of Cannon Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

November 15, 2001

Sam Hughes

   Sam Hughes, 83, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Route 1, Cove Creek Community, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Hughes was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Walter and Jane Butler Hughes. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Hughes, and two sisters, Mamie Street and Dovie Smith.
   Mr. Hughes was a member of Cove Creek Presbyterian Church and was a farmer.
   Survivors include two sisters, Lottie Hughes, Roan Mountain, and Etta Odom, Elizabethton, and a special niece, Patsy Hill, Roan Mountain. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HUGHES -- Funeral services for Sam Hughes, 83, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Route 1, Cove Creek Community, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 16, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, at Hughes Cemetery, Cove Creek Community, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Tim Hughes, Anthony Roberts, Mike Hughes, Terry Hughes, Scott Hughes and Jeff Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nursing Staff of Pine Ridge Care Center, Dr. Stephen May, Carroll Hill and Clarence Barnett. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Lottie Hughes, 432 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Alma G. Lyons

   Alma G. Lyons, 89, 165 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Lyons was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Ira M. and Lola Lewis Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George C. Lyons.
   Mrs. Lyons formerly worked as a nursing assistant at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church for 56 years.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Bob Hyatt, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Delmer and Martha Ward, Bluff City; three grandchildren, Lois Ann Holmes, Karen Colbaugh and Bobby Hyatt, all of Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren, Jimmy Cochran, Jessica Lewis, Amanda Colbaugh and Justin Colbaugh; and a sister, Lois Townsend, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel 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 Slusher and Blanche Andrews.
   Mrs. Johnson had lived most of her life in Elizabethton and attended Watauga Academy. She had formerly worked as an LPN at Carter County Memorial Hospital and retired from Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   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.
  
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Frances Ethel Johnson, 79, 166 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 16, in the Butler Memorial Cemetery, Butler. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her son, Joe Johnson, 1707 Charlotte Drive, Elizabethton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 or to "We Love Our Church Fund," c/o Oak Street Baptist Church, 1008 Stateline Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ellene H. Jordan

   Mrs. Ellene Hopson Jordan, 79, 1313 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Jordan was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Jake and Hassie Peterson Hopson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hurcle Jordan, in 1981, and by four brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Jordan was a homemaker and a member of Unicoi Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Maxie and Terry Norris, Elizabethton; a stepgrandson and his wife, Richard and Myra Tweed Norris, Elizabethton; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Jay and Carmen Hopson and Speedy and Harriet Hopson, all of Unicoi, Terry and Tommie Hopson, Johnson City, and John and Betty Hopson, Greeneville; and a special friend, Miss Sara Miller, Unicoi. 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.
  
   JORDAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ellene Hopson Jordan, 79, 1313 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 16, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thurman Sullivan, the Rev. Steve Hopson and Deacon D.H. Garland officiating. Music will be provided by Jimmie Street, Peggy McInturff, Sam Leedy and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, in the Swingle Cemetery, Unicoi. Jack Miller, Chuck Street, Carrick Osborne, Don Johnson, Steve Osborne and Calloway Cousin will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7 p.m. Friday and at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1313 Massachusetts Avenue, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Byron Steele

   Byron Steele, 62, 1218 Thomas Boulevard, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.