December 14, 2001

MSG Jefferson Donald "Donnie" Davis

   MSG Jefferson Donald "Donnie" Davis, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Unit, Green Beret, U.S. Army, age 39, 712 Shelton Circle, Clarksville, Tenn., and formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 5, 2001, in Afghanistan.
   MSG Davis was a native of Carter County and the son of William Lon and Linda Curd Davis, Watauga.
   MSG Davis was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was a 1981 graduate of Elizabethton High School, where he played on the football team and basketball team. He also attended Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, N.C., where he played on the football team.
   MSG Davis was the Team Sergeant of ODA-574, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He was killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom. JD, as his family and friends knew him, was born in Tennessee on October 22, 1962. JD enlisted as a Medical Specialist in August of 1984 and served in Korea for three years. After graduating from the Special Forces Qualification Course, JD was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He served as a Medical Sergeant on both ODA-562 and ODA-564. After completing a tour as a Senior Instructor at the Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, he returned to 5th Group where he was selected to be a Team Sergeant in the 3rd Battalion. During his tenure in military service, JD participated in Operation Desert Storm and numerous contingency operations throughout Southwest Asia. His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, the Defense of Saudi Arabia Medal, the Liberation and Defense of Kuwait Medal, the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Combat Medic Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, and the Military Freefall Parachutist Badge.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Mi Kyong Yu Davis, of the home; a daughter, Cristina Davis, of the home; a son, Jesse Davis, of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Tim Sams, Watauga; a brother, Danny Davis, and a special friend, Karen Jenkins, both of Elizabethton; his maternal grandmother, Ruth Curd, Watauga; two nieces, Rikki Baughman and Cheyenne Sams, both of Watauga; a nephew, Wesley Baughman, Watauga; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Song R. and Suk Yi Yu, Kimpo, Korea; several other nieces and nephews who live in Korea; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
   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 -- A Full Military funeral service for MSG Jefferson Donald "Donnie" Davis, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Unit, Green Beret, U.S. Army, age 39, 712 Shelton Circle, Clarksville, Tenn., and formerly of Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 5, 2001, in Afghanistan, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at Elizabethton High School Gymnasium with the Rev. Dae Hyuk Kang and MSG Monty Flanigan, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of a nephew, Wesley Baughman. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends beginning at 3 p.m. Monday, December 17, at Elizabethton High School Gymnasium. Friends may also call at the home of his parents, 570 Watauga Road, Watauga. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations to a trust fund established for his children, Cristina and Jesse Davis, at Security Federal Bank, 632 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Beryl Mottern


   Beryl Mottern, 87, 2018 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

  
Sylvia Ornduff


   Mrs. Sylvia Ornduff, 391 Standville Road, Bluff City, died Thursday, December 13, 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

  
December 13, 2001

Fred Cox

   Fred Cox, 82, 123 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Cox was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Riley and Tilda Goodson Cox. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Earl Cox.
   Mr. Cox was a member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church and a retired employee of General Motors, Cleveland, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Frankie Shell Cox, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Cox, Wellington, Ohio, and Charlotte Cox Black and Jim Black, Brunswick, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Mary Cox, Wakeman, Ohio; a brother, Will Cox, Beckley, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Melissa Cesareo, Brunswick, Ohio, James Black, New Orleans, La., Adam Cox and Caitlin Cox, both of Wakeman, Ohio; and four great-grandchildren, Sean, Tiffany and Heather Cesareo, all of Brunswick, Ohio, and Jamie Black, Johnson City. 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
  
   COX -- Funeral services for Fred Cox, 82, 123 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 14, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. James Hawk officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 15, at Shell Cemetery, Hampton Creek. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.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, 123 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald R. LeBlanc

   Ronald Robert LeBlanc, 62, 119 Terrace Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 8, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. LeBlanc was a native of Nashua, N.H., and the son of the late Robert Arthur and Ellen McNulty LeBlanc.
   Mr. LeBlanc was a chauffeur and a member of the American Legion Post #0286 in Orlando, Fla. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include two daughters, Helen LeBlanc, Watauga, and Cristy LeBlanc, Elizabethton; two sons, Ronald LeBlanc and Robert LeBlanc, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Linda, Patricia and Eileen; a brother, John LeBlanc; and two grandchildren, Melanie and Jacob LeBlanc. 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
  
   LeBLANC -- Graveside services for Ronald Robert LeBlanc, 62, 119 Terrace Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, December 8, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, December 14, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the VA Chaplain officiating. Interment will follow the service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements.

December 12, 2001

Theressa D. Davis

   Theressa Diane "Teri" Davis, 49, Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at her residence.
   Miss Davis was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Peggy Foster Davis, 610 Race Street, Elizabethton, and the late Howard Davis, who died June 20, 1995.
   Miss Davis was a graduate of Unaka High School and East Tennessee State University with a degree in Psychology and Special Education. She was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a sister, Melissa Moreland, Elizabethton; two brothers, Michael Davis, Unicoi, and Rondal Davis, Nashville; one niece, Tara Moreland, Piney Flats; six nephews; and three uncles, Glen Davis, Eugene Davis and Harlan Stout, all of Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DAVIS -- Memorial services for Theressa Diane "Teri" Davis, 49, Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, who died Monday, December 10, 2001, will be conducted at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 13, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Music will be provided by the Rev. Phil Poston, soloist, and Mrs. Carol Bowers, organist. It was her wish to be cremated. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Davis Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn V. Edwards

  
Evelyn V. Edwards, 73, 505 Race Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Edwards was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charles Frank and Nancy Estep Crowe. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene Crowe, T.I. Crowe and Conley Crowe, and two sisters, Estelee Carden and Doris Hyder.
   Mrs. Edwards was a member of Siam Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Ted Edwards, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Phil Campbell and Kathy and Danny Young, all of Elizabethton; and two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Phyllis Edwards, Elizabethton, and Charles Edwards, of the home. Seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   EDWARDS -- Funeral services for Evelyn V. Edwards, 73, 505 Race Street, Elizabethton, who has gone home to see her mom and dad and family, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bill Anderson, soloist. The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 13, at the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Walter, Dr. Todd Whittaker, Dr. Ray Lamb and the nurses and staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday for the committal and entombment service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 505 Race Street, 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.

William V. Whisnant Sr.

  
William V. "Bill" Whisnant Sr., 76, 745 First Avenue, Hampton, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Whisnant was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Isaac and Lillie Royal Whisenhunt. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Johnson Whisnant, March 12, 1985.
   Mr. Whisnant was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Tiger Creek. He was a retired barber and was owner-operator of Bills Barber Shop, Bristol. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II and the Battle of the Bulge.
   Survivors include two daughters, Sue Calhoun and Starr Whisnant Garland, both of Hampton; a son, William Whisnant Jr., Hampton; two sisters, Millie Tester, Hickory, N.C., and Mimmie Arwood, Hampton; five brothers, Nova Whisenhunt, Elizabethton, Carmon Whisnant, Hampton, Dave Whisnant, Manteca, Calif., Reno Whisenhunt, Roan Mountain, and Harry Whisnant, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Doug Calhoun, Hope Nichols and Chad Whisnant, all of Hampton, and Destiny Whisnant, Roan Mountain; and one great-grandson, Jacob Calhoun, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WHISNANT -- Funeral services for William V. "Bill" Whisnant Sr., 76, 745 First Avenue, Hampton, who died Tuesday, December 11, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Chad Whisnant, Doug Calhoun, Wayne Johnson, Bill Hardin, J.D. Calhoun and Nova Whisenhunt Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be William Roberts, Tim Roberts, Leory Johnson and members of First Free Will Baptist Church of Tiger Creek. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 745 First Avenue, Hampton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Whisnant to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. 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.

December 11, 2001

Evelyn V. Edwards

   Mrs. Evelyn V. Edwards, 73, 505 Race Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   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

Freeman J. Holcombe

  
Mr. Freeman J. Holcombe, 56, 1041 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Holcombe was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late James Brackins and Clella Edwards.
   Mr. Holcombe was of the Christian faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann White Holcombe, Erwin; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Heather Holcombe, Erwin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Jimmy Cottle, Rocky Point, N.C., and Beth and Michael Bowman, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Star Cottle, Bethany Cottle and Michaela Bowman; six aunts, Maude Buchanan, Macy Harris, Iva Shelton, Hazel English, Gladys Lloyd and Dorothy Lloyd; and one uncle, Troy Holcombe.
   Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-1380, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HOLCOMBE -- Funeral services for Freeman J. Holcombe, 56, 1041 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, who died Monday, December 10, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, from the Ledford Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Blankenship, the Rev. Charlie Murphy and the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Keith Holloway, Jason Cooper, Richard White, Jeff Crow, Michael Bowman and Jimmy Cottle 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. Friends may also call at the residence, 1041 Rock Creek Road, Erwin. Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Vernon L. Webb

   Vernon L. Webb, 70, 511-1/2 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 9, 2001, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Webb was a native of Watauga and a son of the late Arlie D. and Naomi O'Quinn Webb.
   Mr. Webb was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired pipefitter with Daniels Construction Company.
   Survivors include his wife, Anna Belle Webb, of the home; a son, Tony Webb, Johnson City; four daughters, Lynne Malone, Elizabethton, Debra Webb, Johnson City, Annette Smith, Chattanooga, and Robin Wiggins, Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, A.W. "Bud" Webb, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Linda Harris, Elizabethton, and Geraldine Knight, Raleigh, N.C. Two step-daughters, nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, three step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Mr. Webb requested that his body be donated to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine.
   This notice courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  

December 10, 2001

Rev. Murray F. Jackson

  
The Rev. Murray F. Jackson, 85, 324 Wassom Lane, Bluff City, died Saturday, December 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   The Rev. Jackson was a native of Chattanooga and the son of the late Martin VanBuren and Thursie Murray Jackson. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence Jackson, Herman Jackson and Durward Jackson.
   The Rev. Jackson was a retired Southern Baptist Minister, having pastored at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, Stoney Creek Baptist Church, Siam Baptist Church, Doug Gap Baptist Church in Dalton, Ga., Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lenoir City, Tenn., Harris Chapel Baptist Church in Hudson, N.C., and Hughes Avenue Baptist Church in Chattanooga. He also was an interim pastor at Valley Hills Baptist Church, Unaka Avenue Baptist Church in Johnson City and Central Baptist Church in Erwin. He also started Kingsport Pike Baptist Church in Lenoir City, Tenn., Calvary Baptist Church in Dalton, Ga., and Pennville Baptist Church in Summerville, Ga.
   The Rev. Jackson was a graduate of Toccoa Falls Bible College, Toccoa, Ga., and attended the University of Tennessee and Carson-Newman College. He was a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge, the Knoxville Consistory of Scottish Rite, the Upper Sullivan County Scottish Rite Club, the Elizabethton Chapter, and was Council and Commander of the York Rite Masons and a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. He was a member of and honored as the "Man of the Year" by the Chinquapin Grove Ruritan Club.
  
Survivors include his wife, Christeen H. Jackson, of the home; a son, Perry Martin Jackson, Bluff City; and a daughter, Mrs. Linda Jackson Coffey, Morehead City, N.C. Five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 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
  
   JACKSON -- Funeral services for the Rev. Murray F. Jackson, 85, 324 Wassom Lane, Bluff City, who died Saturday, December 8, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen Hensley officiating. Music will be under the direction of a grandson, Kevin Todd Coffey, soloist. Committal and entombment services will follow the funeral service at the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the deacons of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Hensley, Jacob Kuykendall and a great-grandson, Logan Todd Davis. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Friends may also call at the residence, 324 Wassom Lane, Bluff City, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the building fund of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, 1727 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

December 9, 2001

Shirley L. Campbell

   Shirley Louise Campbell, 53, 156 Deloach Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 6, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Campbell was a native of Washington County, Va., and a daughter of William L. Osborne, Johnson City, and the late Annie Lee Moore Osborne. She was also preceded in death by a son, Anthony Byron Campbell, and a brother, Charles Howard Osborne.
   Mrs. Campbell was a retired employee of Johnson City Medical Center where she was a supervisor in the Prep and Pack Department. She was a member of the Osborne Quartet and attended the Holiness Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Arthur C. "Roy" Campbell; a daughter and son-in-law, Lorrie and John Molder, Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Troy Lynn and Kay Campbell, Elizabethton, and William Shawn and Brandy Campbell, Telford; two sisters, Loraine Cummings, Johnson City, and Millie Robinson, Elizabethton; two brothers, Raymond Osborne and Oscar Osborne, both of Elizabethton; six grandchildren, Ashley Campbell, Anthony Molder, Christopher Estep, Shawna Campbell, Nathan Molder and Casey Estep, and an unborn Campbell Baby; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Debbie Brown Estep, Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Shirley Louise Campbell, 53, 156 Deloach Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, December 6, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. A.G. Wagner and the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, December 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday, will be James Estep, Phillip Williams, Ricky Deloach, Randy Osborne, Anthony Molder and John Molder. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Clarence Spannuth, Dr. Dean Wilson, Gary Claymon and the Oncology Nurses at Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Lorrie and John Molder, 106 Willows Ridge Court, Johnson City. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

M/Sgt. Jefferson D. Davis

   M/Sgt. Jefferson Donald "Donnie" Davis, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Unit, Green Beret, U.S. Army, age 39, 712 Shelton Circle, Clarksville, and formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 5, 2001, in Afghanistan.
   M/Sgt. Davis was a native of Carter County and the son of William Lon and Linda Curd Davis, Watauga.
   M/Sgt. Davis was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was a 1981 graduate of Elizabethton High School, where he played on the football and basketball teams. He also attended Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, N.C., where he played on the football team.
   M/Sgt. Davis also served in Desert Storm.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Mi Yu Kyong Davis, of the home; a daughter, Cristina Davis, of the home; a son, Jesse Davis, of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Tim Sams, Watauga; a brother, Danny Davis, and a special friend, Karen Jenkins, both of Elizabethton; his maternal grandmother, Ruth Curd, Watauga; two nieces, Rikki Baughman and Cheyenne Sams, both of Watauga; a nephew, Wesley Baughman, Watauga; several other nieces and nephews who live in Korea; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
   M/Sgt. Davis will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral services and interment with full Military Honors provided by Fifth Group, Special Forces, of Fort Campbell, Ky. 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
  

Rick J. Garrison

   Rick J. Garrison, 47, 109 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died suddenly Thursday, December 6, 2001, at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburg, Pa., due to complications during his two liver transplants performed on Monday and Wednesday of this week.
   Mr. Garrison was a native of Carter County and the son of Roy Jack and Geneva Beulah Holly Garrison, Elizabethton.
   Mr. Garrison was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and was a mechanical engineer working at nuclear power plants throughout the USA, specializing in QA/QC planning. He was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church.
   He formerly lived in Naples, Fla., but due to his critical illness, he moved back to his birthplace and closer to his relatives in Elizabethton on October 1, 2001. Rick was the grandson of the late Charles Holly and Roy and Alta Garrison.
   In addition to his parents, Rick is survived by his wife, Alison Meyer-Garrison, of the home; two sons, Eric Garrison, Greeneville, and Zachary Garrison, Johnson City; a stepdaughter, Pia Meyer-Laude of Norway; a stepson, Jan Erik Meyer-Laude of Norway; his maternal grandmother, Dora Holly, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Blake Nelson, Atlanta, Ga.; a nephew, Kevin Nelson, Atlanta, Ga.; and his mother-in-law, Milli Meyer. Special aunts, uncles and 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
  
   GARRISON -- A memorial service for Rick J. Garrison, 47, 109 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, who passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 6, 2001, in Pittsburg, Pa., will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 9, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Clay Bailey and Mr. Dan Rutherford officiating. Music will be under the direction of Frank Schaff and Dan Fetzer. His wife, Alison, his eldest son, Eric, and his mother, Geneva, were at his bedside at the time of his death. Rick wished for all who would like to speak in his memory to come forward during the service to honor his 47 years of life. The family wishes to thank all loved ones and friends who have shown support to their family during this difficult time. The family will receive friends at the residence at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Mr. Garrison's memorial fund at Northeast Community Credit Union (for Rick Garrison), 980 West E. Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Preston B. Hampton

   Preston Blaine Hampton, 3-day-old son of Jerry Dale Hampton and April Dawn Gouge, 637 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 6, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandmother, Geraldine Landingham, Elizabethton; his maternal grandfather, Kenneth Gouge, Elizabethton; his paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Tammie and John Cable, Elizabethton; his paternal great-grandmother, Georgia Carden, Elizabethton; and his godparents, Billy and Lori Bowers.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HAMPTON -- Funeral services for Preston Blaine Hampton, 3-day-old son of Jerry Dale Hampton and April Dawn Gouge, 637 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, December 6, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jackie Cole and the Rev. Lonnie Turner officiating. Interment will be in the Edgefield Church Cemetery, Piney Flats. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Linda L. Harmon

   Linda Lou Harmon, 50, 309 Moore Avenue, Elizabethton, died suddenly Saturday, December 8, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Harmon was a native of Burnsville, N.C., and the daughter of the late Hattie Pate. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Rosie Marie Lyons.
   Mrs. Harmon was a member of Lyons Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Richard Harmon, of the home; two daughters, Tammy Fitzgerald, Elizabethton, and Tara Nicole Harmon, of the home; a son, Joshua William Harmon, of the home; four sisters, Irene Trivette and Carol Ledford, both of Elizabethton, Darlene Hughes, Johnson City, and Lorraine Austin, Jonesborough; two brothers, Jerry Walker, Johnson City, and James Hughes, Elizabethton; and a grandson, Jacob Isiah Austin, Jonesborough. 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
  
   HARMON -- Funeral services for Linda Lou Harmon, 50, 309 Moore Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, December 8, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, December 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Arnold Hensley and the Rev. Gordon Welch officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mark Greenwell, Roger Greenwell, Lynn Greenwell, John Fitzgerald, Daniel Ledford and Jamie Austin. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Chambers and James Renfro. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Nora B. Hurt

   Mrs. Nora Bell Hurt, 91, 261 North Road, Johnson City, died Friday, December 9, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Hurt was a native of McDowell County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Norman and Josephine Moore Gibson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Augustus Hurt.
   Mrs. Hurt was a homemaker and a member of Grace of God Holiness Church in Johnson City.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mattie Yandles, Johnson City, and two sisters, Dellar Queen and Georgia Couch, both of Marion, N.C. Thirteen grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, several great-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.
  
   HURT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Bell Hurt, 91, 261 North Road, Johnson City, who died Friday, December 9, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 10, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Frank Sheets officiating. Interment will be at Boones Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Mattie Yandles, 261 North Road, Johnson City. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Wiley J. Morton


  
Wiley Jr. Morton, 70, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Stanley Trailer Court, Elizabethton, died Friday, December 7, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Morton was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Wiley Barnett and Fannie Morton.
   Mr. Morton was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and was also a painter and lead pourer. He had served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Ruth Winters Morton; a son, Charles Morton, Hickory, N.C.; a daughter, Maudie Morton, Elizabethton; two stepdaughters, Susie Fair, Watauga, and Brenda Stanley, Elizabethton; a stepson, Terry Bowers, Bluff City; three half sisters, Margie Francis, Jonesborough, Jean McGee and Shirley Barnett, both of Johnson City; and four half brothers, Sanford Morton, Hampton, Lloyd Barnett, Johnson City, Dallas Barnett, Jonesborough, and Brown Barnett, Telford. Four grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  
  
MORTON -- Memorial services for Wiley Jr. Morton, 70, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Stanley Trailer Court, Elizabethton, who died Friday, December 7, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, December 10, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Stout and the Rev. Art Webb officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. It was Mr. Morton's request to be cremated. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys G. Ornduff

   Gladys G. Ornduff, 99, died Thursday, December 6, 2001, at the residence of her daughter, Frances Ornduff, 2640 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, N.C.
   Mrs. Ornduff was a native of Abingdon, Va., and a former resident of Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the late William Ellis and Elizabeth Sue Snead Gentry and was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lee Ornduff, April 30, 1981; a son, Harry L. Ornduff, in 1998; a brother, John Gentry; and a grandson, Eric Lee Collins, in 1985.
   Mrs. Ornduff was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton and was a certified teacher.
   Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Frances E. Ornduff, of the home, Peggy Ornduff and Millie Jane and Gerald "Pete" Collins, all of Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Betsy Ornduff and Richard D. Ornduff, all of Elizabethton; and two grandsons, Timothy Ornduff, Knoxville, and Gregory Ornduff, Maryville. 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
  
   ORNDUFF -- Funeral services for Gladys G. Ornduff, 99, of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Elizabethton, who died Thursday, December 6, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 9, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich and the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Gerald "Pete" Collins, Wilson Ornduff, Woody Ornduff, Will Andrews, Ron Berry, Eddie Pless and Jerry Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Andrews, Alberto Santiago, Cesar Santiago, Thomas Isaacs, Jerry Slemp, Ted Weaver, Ray Garland and Alvin Woody. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, David Ornduff, 207 West H. Street, 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.

Lois L. Shutak

   Lois Lillian Shell Shutak, 83, 314 Bettie Street, Johnson City, died Friday, December 7, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Shutak was a native of Moss, Va., and had lived in Roan Mountain and Johnson City most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Loranza and Florence Whitehead King and was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee "Bob" Shell; a daughter, Cara Lou Mitchell; a brother, Henry King; and a sister, Della King Hughes.
   Mrs. Shutak was retired from Johnson City Memorial Hospital Dietary Department. She was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church and had attended the Salvation Army. She was an active member of the Johnson City Senior Citizens and had the third most volunteer hours, a total of 16,662.
   Survivors include a daughter, Helen Marie Moody, Johnson City; a son, Ellis Daniel "Donnie" Shell, Johnson City; a brother, John Frank King, Elizabethton; and four sisters, Iva Shell, Elizabethton, Myrtle Ann Edwards, Erwin, Stella Cook, Elk Park, N.C., and Viola Baker, Roan Mountain. Ten grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHUTAK -- Funeral services for Lois Lillian Shell Shutak, 83, 314 Bettie Street, Johnson City, who went to be with the Lord Friday, December 7, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 9, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Paul Crowe officiating. Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 10, in the Monte Vista Mausoleum Chapel. Those attending are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. For those who prefer, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

December 7, 2001

Tammy R. Burrow


  
Tammy Rebecca Nelson Burrow, 42, 111 East K Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 5, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Burrow was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Joe C. and Anna Ruth McKinney Nelson, 621 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Burrow was a 1977 graduate of Hampton High School and an employee of CVS Pharmacy on Hudson Drive, Elizabethton. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Joey Burrow; a brother, Michael Joe Nelson, Elizabethton; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Eula Carol and Eugene "Bud" Bowers, Sandra Jean and Fred Hyder and Karen Margo Nelson, all of Elizabethton. Four nieces, one nephew and three great-nieces also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BURROW -- Funeral services for Tammy Rebecca Nelson Burrow, 42, 111 East K Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 5, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 8, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Friends will assemble at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her parents, Joe and Ruth Nelson, 621 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Campbell

   Shirley Campbell, 53, 156 Deloach Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 6, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald Davis

   Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald Davis, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Unit, age 39, of Clarksville, and formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 5, 2001, in Afghanistan.
   Services will be conducted in Clarksville and then Master Sgt. Davis will be returned to Elizabethton for services and interment.
   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

Arnold E. Emmert

   Arnold E. Emmert, 86, 1010 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 5, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a short illness.
   Mr. Emmert was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Bate and Julie Jones Emmert. He was also preceded in death by a son, Roy Gene Emmert, a grandson, Kit Brian McQueen, and two brothers, Mack and Benick Emmert.
   Mr. Emmert was a retired millwright at Tennessee Tank and a member of Big Spring Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lulean Dolan Emmert, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Midge and Kit McQueen and Brenda and Randy Crowe, all of Elizabethton; a special daughter-in-law, Phyllis Reece, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and nine grandchildren, Donnie Emmert, Chris McQueen, Melissa Buxton, Nathan Crowe, Sharon Tipton, Donna Vaughn, Renee Birchfield, Kristen Colon and Robin Webb. Thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   EMMERT -- Funeral services for Arnold E. Emmert, 86, 1010 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 5, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 8, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. H. Clay Bailey and Mr. Terry Lyons, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Miss Brandi Vaughn, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 9, in the Crown Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Donnie Emmert, Chris McQueen, Nathan Crowe, Jimmy Vaughn, Keith Tipton, Don Buxton, Mack Birchfield and Martin Colon. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Emmert, Larry Emmert and members of Big Spring Church of Christ. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence, 1010 Gap Creek 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

Ricky J. Garrison

   Ricky Jack "Rick" Garrison, 47, 109 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 6, 2001, at University of Pittsburg Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburg, Pa.
   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

Preston B. Hampton

   Preston Blaine Hampton, 3-day-old son of Jerry Dale Hampton and April Gouge, 637 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 6, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Gladys G. Ornduff

   Gladys G. Ornduff, 99, 2640 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 6, 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

December 6, 2001

Ann A. Cameron

  
Ann Abigail Cameron, 83, 139 Carden Dr., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of New York City, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Alice Ginivan Emmel. She had lived in Upper East Tennessee for a number of years. Mrs. Cameron had lived in the Colonial Hills Retirement Apartments. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Alexander Cameron, Oct. 30, 1986.
   She was a Christian.
   Survivors include two daughters, Abby Marcum, Elizabethton, and Alice Mahoney, DePere, Wis., six grandchildren, Heather Marcum, Elizabethton, and John James Mahoney, III, Brian Kevin Mahoney, Margaret Ann Mahoney, Daniel Timothy Mahoney and Kathleen Marie Mahoney, all of Michigan and Wisconsin, and five great-grandchildren.
   There are no services scheduled for Mrs. Ann Abigail Cameron, 83, who died Wednesday in Johnson City Medical Center. It was her wish to be cremated. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., at a later date.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Edmondson

  
Mary Alice Edmondson, 73, 1466 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Edmondson was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William and Mary Louise Campbell Richardson. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Richardson and Harry Richardson.
   Mrs. Edmondson was a member of Grace Baptist Church and supported Riverview Baptist Church. She was a secretary and farmer.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Glen "Butch" and Andrea Edmondson, Elizabethton, and two grandchildren, Glen "Lee" Edmondson, Elizabethton, and Adam Christopher Law, Jonesborough. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   EDMONDSON -- Funeral services for Mary Alice Edmondson, 73, 1466 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kenneth Miller, soloist. Committal and entombment services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, December 6, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Adam Christopher Law, Allen Goodwin, Lee Goodwin, Eddie Spears, Staley Proffitt and Kenneth Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be John Little, Dennis Clawson, James Stafford, Charlie Berry, Larry Absher, Bobby Jo Oliver, Justin Guess, and special friend Virginia Stover. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Arnold E. Emmert

  
Mr. Arnold E. Emmert, 86, 1010 Gap Creek Rd., Elizabethton, Tenn., died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a short illness.
   Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Betty J. French

  
Betty Jayne McCready French, 75, Greenville, S.C., formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, in Greenville.
   A native of Greeneville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John and Iva Jenkins McCready.
   She graduated from Virginia Intermont College and traveled throughout the country with her husband, a career military officer. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Greenviille, S.C.
   Survivors include her former husband, George French, Jr. (Col. USAF, Ret.), and seven children, George French, III, Minden, La., Jeanie Smith, Elijay, Ga., John French, Port Huron, Mich., David French, Colorado Springs, Colo., Thomas French, Crescent City, Calif., Mark French, Greenville, S.C., and Danny French, Starke, Fla., 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   FRENCH -- The Funeral Mass for Betty Jayne French, 75, Greenville, S.C., formerly of Elizabethton, will be conducted at 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Elizabethton, with Fr. Richard Archer, O.P., officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her six sons. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Friday. She was a beloved mother and friend who will be sadly missed and loved always. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

December 5, 2001

Herbert Garland

  
Herbert Garland, 65, 110 Hardin Lane No. 4, Unicoi, died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Mr. Garland was a native of Norton, Va., having lived in Unicoi since 1990. He was a son of the late John and Grace Danner Garland and was also preceded in death by a half brother, Theodore Hodges.
   Mr. Garland was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired plumber and was of the Protestant faith.
   Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, H. Douglas and Joyce Garland, Taylors, S.C., Donald and Sharon Garland, Hayes, Va., and Johnny P. Garland, Dale City, Va.; a daughter, Janet Garland Pendergraph, Occoquan, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dwight and Diane Garland of Texas and Johnny and Karen Garland of Florida; two sisters and brothers-in-law, including his twin, Harriet and Speedy Hopson, Unicoi, and Carolyn and Jack Harnish of Florida; eight grandchildren, Andrew Douglas Garland, Anthony Paul Garland, Adam Kelby Pendergraph, Alex Garland, Abigail Grace Garland, Auria Joy Garland, Joyce Virginia Garland and Christina Ann Stamm; and a great-grandson, Joseph. 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.
  
   GARLAND -- Funeral services for Herbert Garland, 65, 110 Hardin Lane No. 4, Unicoi, who died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 7, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. H. Douglas Garland officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Full military grave rites will be rendered by the Kingsport VFW Post #3382. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials, in memory of Herbert Garland, may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Mountain Home, Tenn. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Peggy T. Rash

   Peggy Trivett Rash, 70, 113 Spears Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 3, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Rash was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Grady and Dorothy Greer Trivett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Rash, in 1997, a daughter, Teresa Gail Williams, in 1996, and by seven brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Rash had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a retired employee of the Zone Aire Corporation and a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post #2166.
   Survivors include a daughter, Diane Dugger, Johnson City; a son, Wayne Williams, Aiken, S.C.; two brothers, Troy Trivett, Elizabethton, and Gene Trivett, Morganton, N.C.; four sisters, Edith Meadows, Winston-Salem, N.C., Reba Cummings, Lawrenceburg, Dorothy Lee Beam, Morganton, N.C., and Julie Trivett, Orlando, Fla.; three granddaughters, Heatherly Williams, Deborah Williams and Amy Williams; a grandson, Skylar Dugger; and two great-granddaughters, Brittany and Leanna. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RASH -- Funeral services for Peggy Trivett Rash, 70, 113 Spears Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, December 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. H. Clay Bailey, minister, and Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be provided by Eddie Dean Palmer and Tawana Holland. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 6, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, will be George Heaton, Steve Chambers, John Rash, Guy Horne, Tim Parlier, D.A. Beam, Eddie Carver and Clyde Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be R.C. Bradshaw, Frank Burkhart, Reed McGuire, Junior Guinn, Jeff Nelson, Terry "Monk" Montgomery, Willie Malone and Lyn Dugger. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:45 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Rash to the Lou Gehrig Foundation, 27001 Aqoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, Calif. 91301-5104. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria J. Pruett

   Mrs. Gloria Jean Williams Pruett, 59, of Gainesboro, died Monday, December 3, 2001, at her residence in Gainesboro.
   Mrs. Pruett was a native of DeKalb, Miss., and a daughter of the late Clyde Hulon and Mary Elizabeth Walker Lang.
   Mrs. Pruett was a former resident of Elizabethton. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Gainesboro.
   Survivors include her husband, James Robert Pruett, Gainesboro; a son, Michael Williams, King George, Va.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sandra Williams, Gainesboro, and Tracy and Chris Vaden, Cleveland; two step-sons, James Robert Pruett Jr., Gainesboro, and David Allen Pruett, Carthage; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Wylie and Helen Lang, Carter and Linda Lang and Bobby Lang, all of West Point, Miss., and Harold Lang, Jackson, Miss.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Louise and Cliff Warren, Scooba, Miss., Marie Sanschagrin, Anchorage, Alaska, and Doris Cazzato, Laurel, Miss.; a half brother, Clyde Edward Lang, Pattison, Miss.; three grandchildren, Devin Williams, Garrett Williams and Cole Vaden; and two step-grandchildren, Amy Pruett, Gordonsville, and Danielle Pruett, Carthage.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 7, in the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home with interment in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. Friday until the service hour.
   Anderson Funeral Home, Gainesboro, is in charge of arrangements.

December 4, 2001

Mary Edmondson

   Mary Edmondson, 73, 1466 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   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


Garcia L. Killen

  
Garcia L. Killen, 88, 1733 Sciota Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 2, 2001, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Killen was a native of Jenkins, Ky., and moved to Elizabethton in 1950. He was a son of the late Frank and Della Mullins Killen and was also preceded in death by his wife, Jannie Nowlin Killen, in 1984; a son, Ronald L. Killen, in 1989; a brother, Ked Killen; and four sisters, Sue Carol Chander, Wanda Holyfield, Faye West and June Mullins.
   Mr. Killen retired as a coal miner and then worked 17 years for S.B. White Construction. He was a Baptist.
   Survivors include a daughter, Midge K. Delaney, Fall Branch; three sons, Bill R. Killen, Milligan College, Bradley A. Killen, Jonesborough, and David W. Killen, Kingsport; and two sisters, Christine Mullins, Jenkins, Ky., and Inez Webb, Corbin, Ky. Sixteen grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   KILLEN -- Funeral services for Garcia L. Killen, 88, 1733 Sciota Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, December 2, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Committal services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 6, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Immediate family will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Peggy T. Rash

  
Peggy Trivett Rash, 70, 113 Spears Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 3, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Rash was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Grady and Dorothy Greer Trivett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Rash, in 1997, a daughter, Teresa Gail Williams, in 1996, and by seven brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Rash had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a retired employee of the Zone Aire Corporation and a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post #2166.
   Survivors include a daughter, Diane Dugger, Johnson City; a son, Wayne Williams, Aiken, S.C.; two brothers, Troy Trivett, Elizabethton, and Gene Trivett, Morganton, N.C.; four sisters, Edith Meadows, Winston-Salem, N.C., Reba Cummings, Lawrenceburg, Dorothy Lee Beam, Morganton, N.C., and Julie Trivett, Orlando, Fla.; three granddaughters, Heatherly Williams, Deborah Williams and Amy Williams; and a grandson, Skylar Dugger. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RASH -- Funeral services for Peggy Trivett Rash, 70, 113 Spears Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, December 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. H. Clay Bailey and Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be provided by Dean Palmer and Tawana Holland. Graveside services and interment will be Thursday at Washington County Memory Gardens (time to be announced later). The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence, 113 Spears Avenue, Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edward C. Spurling

   Edward C. Spurling, 63, of Greeneville, died Sunday, December 2, 2001, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Greeneville, following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Spurling was a native of Buncombe County, N.C., and a son of the late Robert C. and Mabel I. Grover Spurling. He was also preceded in death by a brother and a half brother.
   Mr. Spurling had lived most of his life in Greeneville. He retired with disability from Philips Consumer Electronics in 1995. He was a Presbyterian.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Robert O'Dowd, Elizabethton; a sister, Patricia Cobble, Afton; a brother, Harry Spurling, Johnson City; and a granddaughter, Ashleigh O'Dowd, Elizabethton. Several nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews and several special friends also survive.
   A memorial service for family and friends of Mr. Spurling will be held at a later date. A marker will be placed at the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Mr. Spurling selflessly donated his body to science.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Nannie Stephens

   Nannie Stephens, 96, of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, formerly of Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Monday, December 3, 2001.
   Miss Stephens was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Elijah and Bette Gouge Stephens. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters, several nieces and nephews, and a special nephew, Jimmy Ray West.
   Miss Stephens was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. She was a member of Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STEPHENS -- Funeral services for Nannie Stephens, 96, of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, formerly of Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Monday, December 3, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Jaynes and the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Music will be provided by Jason Gouge. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, at Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, will be Bailey Stevens, Bennie Stevens, Bobby C. Stevens, Ford Townsend, Verlie Stevens, Herman Hill, John Whitehead, Kenneth Stevens and Glen Gouge. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors and the Roan Highlands doctors, nursing staff and aides. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 3, 2001

Mrs. Pauline Y. Shell

   Mrs. Pauline Yates Shell, 83, 122 Hartley Rd., Elizabethton, died on Dec. 1, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Shell was a native of Cranberry, N.C., and had lived in Elizabethton since 1927. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Susan Harmon Holsclaw. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Yates , in 1961, and by one brother, Charlie B. Holsclaw.
   She was the owner of Yates Remnant Shop for 39 years. Mrs. Shell was a member of East River Park Christian Church.
   Survivors include her husband, W. Ross Shell, of the home, two daughters and sons-in-law, Tonya Kay and Don Woods, Elizabethton, Rebekah and James Hunt, Lexington, Va., one step-son, Jerry Shel, Bristol, Tenn., one step-daughter, Carol Shell, Elizabethton, Tenn., four brothers, Claude Holsclaw, Arthur Holsclaw, Willie Holsclaw and John Holsclaw, all of Elizabethton, six sisters, Ola Campbell and Martha Forbes, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Maxine Gagliano, Juanita Pansock, Betty Maupin and Barbara Milsaps, all of Elizabethton, two grandchildren, Andy Woods, Noblesville, Ind., and Paula Flack, St. Cloud, Fla., one step-granddaughter, Michelle Hershey, Elizabethton, one adopted grandson, Brian Ceraolo, Lexington, Va., two great-grandchildren, Logan Woods, Key West, Fla., and Alyssa Woods, St. Cloud, Fla., one step-great-granddaughter, Savannah Hershey, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SHELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Yates Shell, 83, 122 Hartley Rd., Elizabethton, who went to be with her Lord Dec. 1, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, with Messers Joel Stauffer and John Smith, ministers, officiating. A service of entombment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kelly Yates, David Yates, Greg Yates, Tim Yates, Norman "Cotton" Hodge, and Thack Souvannakhily. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East River Park Christian Church, 1207 Broad Street Ext., Elizabethton, TN 37643, the Church of Christ, 137 E. C St., Elizabethton, TN 37643, and the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, prior to the service. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. "Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity." -- (John Milton) -- Mrs. Yates entered this palace on Dec. 1, 2001, from Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness. "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the funeral director will be sorry." -- Mark Twain -- Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeralplans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  

Nanny Stephens

   Nanny Stephens of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, formerly of Hampton, died Monday at the nursing home.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

December 2, 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; his mother-in-law, Margaret Nickels, Johnson City; 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, were 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 was under the direction of Stephen Bowman, Perry Phillips and Mary Ellis. Graveside services and interment were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, at Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Billy Williams Jr., Michael Nickels Jr., Jimmy Wilson, Will Collins, Howard Nickels and Jack Collins. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Pierce, Jackie Ramsey, Mike Nickels Sr., Bill Nelson and Gary Hodges. The family received 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.
  
Joe E. Burrow, Jr

   Joe Elbert Burrow, Jr. 49, 220 Roosevelt Ave., Elizabethton, Tenn., died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Park Ridge Hospital, Hendersonville, N.C.
   The son of Helen (Hyder) Burrow, Elizabethton, he was a native of Carter County, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father Joe E. Burrow.
   He had worked with Acme-McCrary of Asheboro.
   In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife: Betty Jo Burrow, Elizabethton, Tenn., three daughters, Sharon Robertson, Elizabethton, Tenn., Amy Prudente, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Kim Burrow, Elizabethton, Tenn., four grandchildren, Ashley, Cody, Crus, and Anthony, four sisters, Sherry Frye, Carolina Beach, N.C., and Bonnie Brigman, Ruby Williams, and Billie Coltrane, all of Asheboro, N.C., four brothers, Tommy Burrow, Randy Burrow and Paul Burrow, all of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Charlie Burrow, Carolina Beach, N.C.
   Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, N.C., 336-625-2171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BURROW -- Funeral services for Mr. Joe Elbert Burrow, Jr., 49, 220 Roosevelt Ave., Elizabethton, Tenn., who died Thursday, will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, N.C. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro. Visitation will be Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home. Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, N.C., 336-625-2171, is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Dyer

   Frank Dyer, 89, 283 Cove Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2002, at the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Ebb and Betty Hughes Dyer.
   He was a member of Cove Creek Presbyterian Church and a retired employee of Roan Mountain State Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Hazel Barnett Dyer, of the home, two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Willie Eugene Hinson, Elizabethton, and Pam and Jerry Love, Gray, four sons and daughters-in-law, Stuart and Norma Jean Dyer, Elizabethton, Steve and Vicky Dyer, Shirl and Wilma Dyer, Roan Mountain, Mike and Janet Dyer, Elizabethton, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   DYER -- Funeral services for Frank Dyer, 89, 283 Cove Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Revs. Tull Oaks and Richard Blevins officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Dyer Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kevin Gray, Kelly Gray, Terry Dyer, Tim Dyer, Johnny Dyer, Brian Dyer, Kenny Hinson and Eugene Gouge. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Dean McLaughlin, Dr. Rick McDavid, Judge Robert Cupp and Jay Roberts. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, or at the residence, 283 Cove Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Dyer to a favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Charlotte L. Nelson

  
Charlotte Jo Lipford Nelson, 73, 101 Franklin Place, Apt. 10, Elizabethton, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Lady Robertson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Basil Lipford, a son, Randy Lynn Lipford, three brothers and four sisters.
   She attended First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Mitsi and Randy Rogers, Elizabethton, Sherry and Mike Pope, Gastonia, N.C., Lori and Alan Smith, Iron Station, N.C., two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Wayne Robinson, Elizabethton, and Steve and Anna Lipford, Charlotte, N.C., 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Loretta Lipford, Charlotte, N.C., and several nieces and nephews. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   NELSON -- The funeral service for Charlotte Jo Lipford Nelson, 73, 101 Franklin Place, Apt. 10, Elizabethton, who died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Phil Poston. The family received friends from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Mitsi Rogers, 167 Hurley Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Adventa Hospice, 106 Rogosin Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643, or The American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643. The graveside service and interment will be conducted by Almond, Raymer and McConnell Funeral Home, Huntersville, NC, phone (704) 892-9669, in Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Mrs. Pauline Y. Shell

  
Mrs. Pauline Yates Shell, 83, 122 Hartley Rd., Elizabethton, died on Dec. 1, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Shell was a native of Cranberry, N.C., and had lived in Elizabethton since 1927. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Susan Harmon Holsclaw. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Yates , in 1961, and by one brother, Charlie B. Holsclaw.
   She was the owner of Yates Remnant Shop for 39 years. Mrs. Shell was a member of East River Park Christian Church.
   Survivors include her husband, W. Ross Shell, of the home, two daughters and sons-in-law, Tonya Kay and Don Woods, Elizabethton, Rebekah and James Hunt, Lexington, Va., four brothers, Claude Holsclaw, Arthur Holsclaw, Willie Holsclaw and John Holsclaw, all of Elizabethton, six sisters, Ola Campbell and Martha Forbes, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Maxine Gagliano, Juanita Pansock, Betty Maupin and Barbara Milsaps, all of Elizabethton, two grandchildren, Andy Woods, Noblesville, Ind., and Paula Flack, St. Cloud, Fla., one step-granddaughter, Michelle Hershey, Elizabethton, one adopted grandson, Brian Ceraolo, Lexington, Va., two great-grandchildren, Logan Woods, Key West, Fla., and Alyssa Woods, St. Cloud, Fla., one step-great-granddaughter, Savannah Hershey, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SHELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Yates Shell, 83, 122 Hartley Rd., Elizabethton, who went to be with her Lord Dec. 1, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, with Messers Joel Stauffer and John Smith, ministers, officiating. A service of entombment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kelly Yates, David Yates, Greg Yates, Tim Yates, Norman "Cotton" Hodge, and Thack Souvannakhily. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East River Park Christian Church, 1207 Broad Street Ext., Elizabethton, TN 37643, the Church of Christ, 137 E. C St., Elizabethton, TN 37643, and the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, prior to the service. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. "Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity." -- (John Milton) -- Mrs. Yates entered this palace on Dec. 1, 2001, from Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness. "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the funeral director will be sorry." -- Mark Twain -- Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeralplans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

George C. Smith

  
George Conley Smith, 77, 1621 Scenic Dr., Elizabethton, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Hamilton C. and Mary Angel Smith. He had lived in Chicago for a number of years before returning to Elizabethton. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana McGuire, a sister, Margaret Nicely, and two brothers, Adam B. Smith, and Caleb Smith.
   He formerly worked at North American Rayon Corp. Mr. Smith was a World War II Army veteran. He was of the Christian faith.
   Survivors include a daughter, Connie Marcum of West Virginia, two sons, Ivan Smith of Arkansas, and Joe Smith of Chicago, two sisters, Wanda Scruggs, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Mary Alice Presnell, Mountain Park, N.C., two brothers, Dan and Wade Smith, both of Elizabethton, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SMITH -- Funeral services for George Conley Smith, 77, 1621 Scenic Dr., Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Roy Canter officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Dan Smith, 1621 Scenic Dr., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.