December 31, 2001

Patricia J. Bowers

   Patricia Jean "Pat" Bowers, 59, 158 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Miss Bowers was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Floyd and Nell Robinson Bowers.
   Miss Bowers was a 1960 graduate of Unaka High School. She had lived in Macon, Ga., for a number of years where she was a Supervisor at GEICO Insurance Company. She returned to Stoney Creek six years ago. She was a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church and the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class.
   Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Bowers, Elizabethton; a niece and her husband, Angie and Steve Maupin, Elizabethton; a nephew, Trampas Bowers, Elizabethton; a great-nephew, Gabriel Maupin; an unborn great-niece; three aunts, Charlotte Smith, Hildred Bowers and Ceola Bowers, all of Elizabethton; and three uncles, Bryce Robinson and Grover Bowers, both of Elizabethton, and Luther Bowers, of Virginia. Several cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Patricia Jean "Pat" Bowers, 59, 158 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, December 29, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at Stoney Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Estep and the Rev. Gary Willis, Pastor of Rivolt Crossing Baptist Church, Macon, Ga., officiating. Music will be provided by the Union Hill Trio. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Steve Maupin, Dean Robinson, Aaron Pierce, Larry White, Gene Ritchie, Harold Lowe, Johnny Hardin and Ken Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 1960 Graduating Class of Unaka High School, the Congregations of Stoney Creek Baptist Church and Rivolt Crossing Baptist Church, employees and former employees of GEICO Insurance Company, the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class, Jerry Green, Benny Creed, Mike Orr and Manuel Bandarra. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stoney Creek Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of her brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Bowers, 1877 Highway 91, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Bowers Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

John C. Byrd

  
John C. Byrd, 98, 142 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died Sunday, December 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Danny Crowe

  
Danny Crowe, 52, 203-A South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, December 28, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Crowe was a native of Carter County and a son of the late JoAnn Adams Crowe Grindstaff.
   Mr. Crowe was retired due to disability as a plant worker. He attended the Mormon Church.
   Survivors include three sisters, Shirley Morrell and Wanda Bowers, both of Elizabethton, and Janice Woodard, Mountain City, and four brothers, Ken Crowe, Castroville, Calif., Lloyd Crowe, Hellister, Calif., Richard Grindstaff, Mountain City, and Jerry Grindstaff, Vilas, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   It was his wish to be cremated.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CROWE -- Memorial services for Danny Crowe, 52, 203-A South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, who died Friday, December 28, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 211 Mayflower Road, Johnson City, with Bishop Robert Hood officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Crowe to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Stafford

   Jerry Stafford, 64, 735 First Avenue, Hampton, died Sunday, December 30, 2001, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Mae Walsh

  
Mrs. Mae Walsh, 90, 27 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the present time 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 30, 2001

Danny Crowe

  
Danny Crowe, 52, 203-A South Hill Dr., Elizabethton, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A Carter County native, he was a son of the late JoAnn Adams Crowe Grindstaff.
   He was retired to disability as a plant worker. He attended the Mormon Church.
   Survivors include three sisters, Shirley Morrell and Wanda Bowers, both of Elizabethton, and Janice Woodard, Mountain City, four brothers, Ken Crowe, Castroville, Calif., Lloyd Crowe, Hellister, Calif., Richard Grindstaff, Mountain City, and Jerry Grindstaff, Vilas, N.C., and several nieces and nephews.
   It was his wish to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Yvonnie G. Ellis

  
Yvonnie Garrison Ellis, formerly of England and Carter County, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, in Tacoma, Wash., after an extended illness.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and a son-in-law, Mike Austin.
   Survivors include her husband, Raymond Ellis, Tacoma, Wash., one daughter, Cindy Austin, a son, Glen Garrison, Elizabethton, a former daughter-in-law, Jamie Garrison, Tacoma, Wash., three grandsons, Shane and Dustin Austin, Elizabethton, and J.B. Garrison, Tacoma, Wash., a granddaughter, Amanda Garrison, Tacoma, Wash., two sisters, Annette of Washington, and Vivian of England, and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral and burial were in Spanaway, Wash., on Saturday.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Peggy C. Graybeal

  
Peggy Roseann Chesser Graybeal, 54, 1243 Dry Creek Rd., Elizabethton, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A Carter County native, she was a daughter of the late Sam Harrison Chesser, Sr. and Edith Jarrett Chesser. Mrs. Graybeal was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Chesser Laws.
   Mrs. Graybeal was employed as a custodian at T.A. Dugger Jr. High School. She was a member of the East Side Free Will Baptist Church, where she was active in the ladies auxiliary.
   Survivors include her husband, Sherman Douglas Graybeal, a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Joey Adams, Elizabethton, two sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Veronica Graybeal and Michael and Tabeth Graybeal, all of Elizabethton, an adopted son, Dwight King, Cary, N.C., two sisters, Ruth Humphrey and Mae Grindstaff, both of Elizabethton, two brothers, Sam Chesser, Jr. and Bobby Jarrett, both of Elizabethton, two granddaughters, Courtney Adams and Destie Graybeal, and two special nieces, Kadie Chesser and Samantha Chesser.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GRAYBEAL -- Funeral services for Peggy Roseann Chesser Graybeal, 54, 1243 Dry Creek Rd., Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the East Side Free Will Baptist Church, with the Revs. Howard Messer and Mark Simmons officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Mark Simmons and Kenny Lethcoe will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, will be Junior Guess, Al Hughes, Tim Hardin, Tracy Trott, Bo Ellison and Richard Culver. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and the staff of T.A. Dugger Jr. High School. The family will receive friends from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday in the East Side Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. For those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Graybeal to the East Side Free Will Baptist Church, 704 Siam Rd., Elizabethton, or the American Cancer Society C/O Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Graybeal family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia C. Lewis

  
Mrs. Sylvia Novella Cook Lewis, 98, 1234 Bluefield Ave., Elizabethton, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at her residence.
   An Avery County, N.C., native, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Emma McGuire Cook. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1948. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lewis, in 1980, and by four brothers and three sisters.
   She was the oldest member of East Side Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Robina Bowman Hall and Robert Hall, Elizabethton, a son and daughter-in-law, Deward Richard and Paralee Lewis, Canton, Ohio, one brother, Jesse Church, Heaton, N.C., 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and three special friends, Ruth Franklin, Ruth White and Goldie Scott.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LEWIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvia Novella Cook Lewis, 98, 1234 Bluefield Ave., Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with Messers Kenneth Jones and Willie Church officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Cannon Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be the Annie Hyder Sunday School Class of East Side Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Lewis family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Susan McEwing

  
Susan "Lynn" McEwing, 62, 102 W. Sherman Ave., Williams, Ariz., died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at Flagstaff Memorial Hospital, Flagstaff, Ariz., due to a heart attack.
   An Irving, Texas, native, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Pat Sulshury Christian. She was of the Catholic faith. She was a member of ESA Sorority, a Navy wife, and full-time homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, John McEwing, Williams, Ariz., four daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia and Ralph Petter, Sedro Wooley, Wash., Ramona Bailey, Flower Mound, Texas, Dena and David Garland, Stoney Creek, Tenn., Sandi Shultz, Breuten, Ala., two stepsons, John McEwing, Jr., of New Jersey, and Stuart McEwing, of Pennsylvania, 13 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, 423-542-2232, Elizabethton. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ralph B. Smith

  
Ralph Bernard Smith, 74,186 Lina Harvey Rd., Elizabethton, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at his residence.
   A Carter County native, he was a son of the late Clyde and Pansy Davis Smith. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Aubrey and Herbert Smith.
   He was a retired of North American Rayon Corp., having worked there for 44 years. He was also a retired farmer. Mr. Smith was a former Carter County Commissioner. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Smith was a member of Unaka Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Maxine Stanley Smith, one daughter, Belmarie Smith Greer, Oviedo, Fla., two grandchildren, Lacy Smith Greer, Oviedo, Fla., and Joshua Smith Greer, Atlanta, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SMITH -- Funeral services for Ralph Bernard Smith, 74, 186 Lina Harvey Rd., Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. Walker Roberson and Eric Heaton officiating. Interment will be in the Davis Cemetery. Music will be provided by Dale Williams. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Owen Grindstaff, Roy Richardson, Joshua Greer, Joe Stonecypher, Bo Ensor, Brian Smith, Rick Smith, and Mike Persinger. Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Davis, Bill Carter, Aubrey Ensor, Mike Estep, Freeman Taylor, Craig Davis, Gene Timbs, Eric Riddle, Hazen Street and Frank Green. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Smith Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 28, 2001

Dr. Clayton  L. Carpenter

   Dr. Clayton Lee Carpenter, 81, 12 Sterling Circle, Johnson City, died Thursday, December 27, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Carpenter was a native of Shelton, Neb., and the son of the late Frank Carpenter and Flora Lenora Muesca Carpenter Cline. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ruth Hartsell Carpenter.
   Mr. Carpenter was an active member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church since 1956, where he was an usher and a member of the Solon Gentry Sunday School Class. He was a graduate of Shelton Nebraska High School; a 1941 graduate of Kearney State College with a Bachelor's Degree; and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a Doctorate Degree.
   Dr. Carpenter came to East Tennessee State University in September of 1956, where he became the first chairman of the newly formed Department of Psychology. He served as chairman and professor for 30 productive years, during which time he helped organize the Institute for Continued Learning at East Tennessee State University. He established the Clayton L. Carpenter and Dorothy B. Carpenter Endowment for Print and Non-Print Media in Educational Psychology for the Sherrod Library. He was a longtime member of the ETSU Pirate Club and supporter of the ETSU sports program. ETSU made him an Honorary Alumnus in May 1995.
   Dr. Carpenter retired as Professor Emeritus in May 1986. An avid athletic supporter, Dr. Carpenter played high school and college football. He joined the Appalachian Officials Association and officiated basketball and football games in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. He served his country for five years in the United States Navy, starting in 1941; he fought in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres, being discharged as a full lieutenant.
   Survivors include his wife, Dorothy B. Carpenter, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia L. Schiefer, San Antonio, Texas, and Cynthia G. and Dan Fitzgerald, Charleston, S.C.; his mother-in-law, Maudene N. Baird, Kingsport; a sister-in-law, Virginia B. Hayes, Kingsport; and four grandchildren, Patricia Ory, Charlotte, N.C., Jon Ory, Charleston, S.C., Scott Fitzgerald, Charleston, S.C., and Matthew Schiefer, San Antonio, Texas.
   Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARPENTER -- Funeral services for Dr. Clayton Lee Carpenter, 81, 12 Sterling Circle, Johnson City, who died Thursday, December 27, 2001, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 29, at Tetrick Funeral Services, Sunrise Chapel, with the Rev. Ken Henderlight officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dennis R. Phillips, James W. Phillips, James P. Hayes III, Randal Nave, Tony Young and grandsons, Scott Fitzgerald, Jon Ory and Matthew Schiefer. Honorary pallbearers will be Chester Blankenship, Clay Marrs, Jerry Robertson, Dr. Norman Hankins, Dr. Burgin Dossett Jr., Dr. Charles R. Akin and Dr. Allen R. Clark. Active pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Services, Sunset Chapel. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations to Carpenter Library Endowment, ETSU Foundation, P.O. Box 70721, Johnson City, Tenn. 37614 or to Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church Library Endowment, P.O. Box 1336, Johnson City, Tenn. 37605. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrickjc@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie M. Heck

   Bonnie Marie Heck, 71, 701 Well Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 27, 2001, at Hermitage Health Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Heck was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charles V. and Ann McNeal Caldwell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry M. Boyer, and a sister, Frances Racie.
   Mrs. Heck was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her son, Charles C. Boyer, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Andrea Renee Lyons, Hickory, N.C.; a great-grandson, Patrick Austin Blevins, Hickory, N.C.; a brother, Bill Stout, Elizabethton; a sister, Betty Adcock, Elizabethton; and a special niece, Cathy Fisher, Adrian, Mich.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HECK -- A Celebration of Life for Bonnie Marie Heck, 71, 701 Well Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, December 27, 2001, will be held from 12:00 noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. A private disposition will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. 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

Linda J. Odom

   Linda Jane Hammitt Odom, 60, 3524 Celtic Court, Kingsport, died Tuesday, December 25, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Odom was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Louise Blevins Hammitt, Elizabethton, and the late Clarence L. Hammitt, who died January 25, 2001.
   Mrs. Odom had lived in Kingsport since 1984. She was a 1959 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. An employee of Proffitt's, Fort Henry Mall, she was employed in the Marketing of Fine Jewelry. She was a member of the Kingsport Baptist Temple.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Luther M. Odom Jr.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Christopher and Connie Elizabeth Odom, Church Hill, and Eric Todd Odom, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela Denise and Jason Corder, Anderson, S.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Misty Hammitt, Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Christen Elizabeth Odom.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ODOM -- Funeral services for Linda Jane Hammitt Odom, 60, 3524 Celtic Court, Kingsport, who died Tuesday, December 25, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Haskel Ingram and the Rev. Fred Wade officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, will be Otis McNeal, Delaney Crain, Kent Hyder, Bob White, Mike Hyder and Marvin Carden. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sales Associates of Proffitt's, Fort Henry Mall, Mrs. Michael (Joan) Holt and Mrs. Walter (Bonnie) Miller. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Louise Hammitt, 126 Old State Line Road, Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Odom Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Delora M. Shaw

   Delora "Dee" Moody Shaw, 84, 1588 Highway 321, Hampton, died Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at her daughter's residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Shaw was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late James and Cora Anderson Moody. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Louis "Dick" Shaw, January 16, 1976; a son, Dean Shaw; two sisters, Dezmonda Eggers and Destamona Campbell; and three brothers, Devonna, Dennis and Dallas Moody.
   Mrs. Shaw was a member of Union Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Roma and Louie Greenwell, Hampton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daigel Shaw Sr., Hampton, and R. Glenn and Kay Shaw, Elizabethton; five grandchildren and spouses, Regina and Jeff Cates, Johnson City, Daigel Shaw Jr., Hampton, Robin and Bill Strickland, Gray, Tyler Shaw and Craig Shaw, both of Elizabethton; a great-grandson, Cody Shaw, Hampton; a step-great-grandson, Joshua Cates, Johnson City; and three brothers, Daigel B. Moody, Butler, Doris S. "Dod" Moody, Ft. Myers, Fla., and Delmas Moody, Venis, Fla. 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
  
   SHAW -- Funeral services for Delora "Dee" Moody Shaw, 84, 1588 Highway 321, Hampton, who died Wednesday, December 26, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 28, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Haskel Ingram and the Rev. Earl Campbell Jr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joel Krisp and Gayle Campbell. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tyler Shaw, Craig Shaw, Daigel Shaw Jr., Pat Lewis, Jim Mack Moody, Jim Vernon Moody and Cody Shaw. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. 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 funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Roma and Louie Greenwell, 129 Williams Street, Hampton, Tenn. 37658. 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 27, 2001

Aaron G. Feathers

   Aaron G. Feathers, 74, 254 Smalling Road, Watauga, died Tuesday, December 25, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Feathers was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Mitchell and Donia Harr Feathers.
   Mr. Feathers was retired from the Retail Produce Business, having owned the Garden Basket in Johnson City for a number of years. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a Charter Member of the Range Community Christian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Lowe Feathers; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Randy Whaley, Watauga, and Kim and Gary Townsend, Elizabethton; four sisters, Ethel Hart, Marietta, Ga., Lucille Kelley, Kuri Beach, N.C., Mary Sue Pierson and Lois Smith, both of Watauga; and two grandsons, Matt Townsend and Garrett Townsend. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FEATHERS -- Memorial services Celebrating the Life of Aaron G. Feathers, 74, 254 Smalling Road, Watauga, who died Tuesday, December 25, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 27, at Range Community Christian Church with Mr. Glenn Keller officiating. Music will be provided by Lori Decker, Kelly Samples and Debbie Keller. Private graveside services will be conducted at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law, Herbert Curde and Dale Potter. Honorary pallbearers will be the congregation of Range Community Christian Church, Ed Haney, Roy Sprinkle and Dr. Rachel Monderer. The family will receive friends following the memorial service Thursday night. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Linda J. Odom

   Linda Jane Hammitt Odom, 60, 3524 Celtic Court, Kingsport, died Tuesday, December 25, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Odom was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Louise Blevins Hammitt, Elizabethton, and the late Clarence L. Hammitt, who died January 25, 2001.
   Mrs. Odom had lived in Kingsport since 1984. She was a 1959 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. An employee of Proffitt's, Fort Henry Mall, she was employed in the Marketing of Fine Jewelry. She was a member of the Kingsport Baptist Temple.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Luther M. Odom Jr.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Christopher and Connie Elizabeth Odom, Church Hill, and Eric Todd Odom, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela Denise and Jason Corder, Anderson, S.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Misty Hammitt, Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Christen Elizabeth Odom.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge.

Elva J. Riddle

   Mrs. Elva Jay Hart Riddle, 73, 503 Dogwood Lane, Watauga, died Monday, December 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Riddle was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late David Edgar and Ida Mottern Hart. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Marie Hart Head.
   Mrs. Riddle was a Charter Member of Range Community Christian Church and attended First Christian Church of Elizabethton. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, John Riddle, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda Jay and Bradley Johnson, Watauga; two sons, John David Riddle, Gray, and Richard Michael Riddle, Johnson City; two sisters, Georgia Fair, Watauga, and Peggy Nikazy, Hendersonville; four grandsons and two granddaughters-in-law, Bradley Scott and Susan Johnson, Bluffton, S.C., Patrick Sean and Angela Johnson, Elizabethton, James David Riddle, Baton Rouge, La., and Christian Michael Riddle, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Brandee Lynne Riddle, Elizabethton, and Sara Lin Johnson, Watauga; a great-grandson, McKinlay Scott Johnson, Bluffton, S.C.; and a great-granddaughter, Jayla Madison Wandell, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   RIDDLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elva Jay Hart Riddle, 73, 503 Dogwood Lane, Watauga, who died Monday, December 24, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 27, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Donald Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be by Patty Betts and Jo Ellen Pierson, soloists. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Danny Reed, Clinton Reed, Bradley Scott Johnson, Patrick Sean Johnson, James David Riddle, Chris Nikazy, Mark Estep, Tim Buck, Brandee Lynn Riddle and Sara Lin Johnson. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. William Kincaid. 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 at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence, 503 Dogwood Lane, Watauga, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Tri-City Airport, Room 121, Blountville, Tenn. 37617 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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

Delora W. Shaw

   Mrs. Delora W. Shaw, 84, 1588 Highway 321, Hampton, died Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roma Greenwell, 129 Williams Street, Hampton.
   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 26, 2001

William A. Berry

   William A. Berry, 83, 710 West I. Street, Elizabethton, formerly of 142 Pierce Branch Road, died Monday, December 24, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Berry was a native of Carter County and the son of the late W.C. and Bernie Buckles Berry. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Iva Garland.
   Mr. Berry was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church and was a retired carpenter. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Letha Lyons and Floreine and Kenneth Keller, all of Elizabethton, and Ida and Jim Campbell, Watauga; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Bev Berry, Carmichael, Calif., John B. and Georgia Berry, Elizabethton, and R.H. and Jean Berry, Watauga; two uncles, Brice Robinson and U.G. Buckles, both of Elizabethton; and a special cousin, Anna Ruth Pierce, 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
  
   BERRY -- Graveside services for William A. Berry, 83, 710 West I. Street, Elizabethton, formerly of 142 Pierce Branch Road, who died Monday, December 24, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 27, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the Rev. Willie Lunsford officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church and the Winter Community. The family, friends and minister will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Berry to the Scholarship Fund of Calvary Baptist Church, 225 Holly Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The scholarship is for his nephew, Adam Polk, who is studying for the ministry. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy P. Duffield

Mrs. Dorothy Pierce Duffield, 74, 3306 Highway 321, Hampton, died Monday, December 24, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Duffield was a native of Reading, Ohio, but had lived in Carter County for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late David N. and Floy Huntley Pierce and was also preceded in death by her husband, James W. Duffield, April 17, 1994.
Mrs. Duffield was of the Baptist faith and was owner and operator of the Big D Country Store.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny Duffield, of the home, and Ronnie and Pattie Duffield, Hampton; a brother and sister-in-law, William Ted and Mildred Pierce, Athens; and four grandchildren, Jimmy Duffield, Gallatin, Jared Duffield and Keegan Duffield, both of Hampton, and Christy Johnson, Lenoir, N.C. 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

DUFFIELD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Pierce Duffield, 74, 3306 Highway 321, Hampton, who died Monday, December 24, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 27, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Cable and the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Red Lyons Family. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Thomas Phillips, Jesse Garland, Johnny Garland, Larry Whitener, Tim Whitener, Aaron Whitener, Jimmy Duffield and Jared Duffield. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Jackson, Bobby '"'Buzz'"' White, Joe A. Barrera, Maynard Davenport, George Davenport, friends and customers of Big D Country Store. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or you may call at the residence, 3306 Highway 321, Hampton, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Duffield to the Open Bible Hour Ministries, P.O. Box 100, Roan Mountain, TN 37687 or to the Tri-State Baptist Children's Home, 1528 Vance Tank Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Mrs. Duffield was a born again believer of the Baptist Faith, having served the Lord faithfully for many years. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Aaron G. Feathers

   Aaron G. Feathers, 74, 254 Smalling Road, Watauga, died Tuesday, December 25, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Feathers was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Mitchell and Donia Harr Feathers.
   Mr. Feathers was retired from the retail produce business, having owned the Garden Basket in Johnson City for a number of years. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a Charter Member of Range Community Christian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Lowe Feathers; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Randy Whaley, Watauga, and Kim and Gary Townsend, Elizabethton; four sisters, Ethel Hard, Marietta, Ga., Lucille Kelley, Carey Beach, N.C., Mary Sue Pierson and Lois Smith, both of Watauga; and two grandsons, Matt Townsend and Garrett Townsend. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FEATHERS -- Memorial services Celebrating the Life of Aaron G. Feathers, 74, 254 Smalling Road, Watauga, who died Tuesday, December 25, 2001, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 27, at Range Community Christian Church with Mr. Glenn Keller officiating. Music will be provided by Lori Decker, Kelly Samples and Debbie Keller. Private graveside services will be conducted at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law, Herbert Curde and Dale Potter. Honorary pallbearers will be the congregation of Range Community Christian Church, Ed Haney, Roy Sprinkle and Dr. Rachel Monderer. The family will receive friends following the memorial service Thursday night. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

F. Richard Grob

   F. Richard Grob, 84, of Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 23, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Grob was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a son of the late Frederick H. and Edith Nilson Grob.
   Mr. Grob had lived in Elizabethton for the past 18 months. He was a graduate of Wheaton College and was an Ordained Minister in the Assembly of God. He attended the Church of Jesus, Johnson City.
   Survivors include his wife, Joyce Swartz Grob; two daughters, Margaret Maffet, Apopka, Fla., and Nell Brotbeck, Dayton, Ohio; a step-daughter, Sharon Honigmann, Jonesborough; a step-son, William Callahan Jr., Rockwood, Tenn.; and a sister, Dorothy Kahler, Clifton Park, N.Y. Four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GROB -- Memorial services for F. Richard Grob, 84, of Elizabethton, who died Sunday, December 23, 2001, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 27, at the Church of Jesus, 809 West Main Street, Johnson City, with the Rev. George Hall officiating. Interment will be in the Poplar Hill Cemetery, Vandalia, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus, 809 West Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel I. Rainwater

   Hazel I. Rainwater, 95, 309 West G. Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 23, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Rainwater was a native of Monroe County, Tenn., and a daughter of the late John and Effie Moshier Isbill.
   Mrs. Rainwater had lived in Elizabethton since 1960. She was a graduate of East Tennessee State College and a retired employee of the Carter County Welfare Department. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Rainwater had served as a Pink Lady at the former Carter County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club and had been active in the Democratic Party of Carter County.
   Survivors include a son, J. David Rainwater, Johnson City; a brother, Lyle Isbill, Vonore, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Bradley Rainwater, Jonesborough, and Laura Rainwater, Johnson City; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Rainwater and Todd Rainwater.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RAINWATER -- Funeral services for Hazel I. Rainwater, 95, 309 West G. Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, December 23, 2001, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, December 27, at the Mausoleum of Hope, Happy Valley Memorial Park, with Dr. John Martin officiating. Entombment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday, will be Doyle Gregg, Bradley Rainwater, Leonard Lewis, Jack Hensley, Lewis Deloach, Jeff Croy, Jack Crumley and Amos Stevens Jr. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Elva J. Riddle

   Mrs. Elva J. Hart Riddle, 73, 503 Dogwood Lane, Watauga, died Monday, December 24, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Edna O. Tanner

   Mrs. Edna Owens Tanner, 77, 112 Tanner Circle, Childersburg, Ala., died Saturday, December 22, 2001, at Coosa Valley Baptist Medical Center, Sylacauga.
   Mrs. Tanner was preceded in death by her husband, Shellie F. Tanner Sr.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Owens; and two brothers, Calvin Owens and Clifton Owens.
   Survivors include a son, Shellie F. Tanner Jr., his wife, Leesa, and a grandson, Luke, all of Childsersburg, Ala.; a daughter, Sandra K. Butts, and her husband, Tony, Childersburg, Ala.; granddaughters, Susan Rae and her husband, Jon Sells, Huntsville, Ala., and Kelley Leigh and her husband, Craig Stevens, Knoxville; a great-granddaughter, Katherine, and a great-grandson, Nicholas; and a sister, Naomi O. Farr, Sylacauga.
   Curtis & Sons Funeral Home, Childersburg, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TANNER -- Funeral services for Edna Owens Tanner, 77, 112 Tanner Circle, Childersburg, Ala., who died Saturday, December 22, 2001, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, at Childersburg Church of God, Highway 280, Childersburg, with the Rev. Louie Fincher and the Rev. Paul Hickman officiating. Mrs. Tanner's body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be at Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Childersburg. Pallbearers will be Mack Owens, Wilbur Owens, Jerry Owens and Bobby Smith. The family will receive friends from 9 until 11 a.m. Wednesday at Curtis & Sons Funeral Home in Childersburg. Curtis & Sons Funeral Home, Childersburg, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
  

William L. Wolff

   William L. "Les" Wolff, 49, 154 Fiddlehead Lane, Hampton, died Tuesday, December 25, 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

December 24, 2001

Nellie M. Church

   Nellie M. Church, 80, 1113 Antioch Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, December 23, 2001, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Church was born in Roan Mountain and had lived in Johnson City all of her life. She was a daughter of the late Herbert Moore and Nancy Powell Moore and was also preceded in death by her husband, Dexter F. Church, in 2001, and a brother, Robert J. Moore.
   Mrs. Church was a homemaker. She was a member of Skyline Heights Baptist Church and the Open Door Sunday School Class.
   Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Ann Church, Johnson City, and a sister, Marie Crocetta, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CHURCH -- Funeral services for Nellie M. Church, 80, 1113 Antioch Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, December 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker and Dr. Kenneth Gaskin officiating. Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 27, at Monte Vista Burial Park, where friends are invited to meet the family for these services. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Open Door Sunday School Class of Skyline Heights Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Church was a homemaker and a beloved mother. Online condolences may be sent to the Church family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert L. Kreyenbuhl

   Robert L. Kreyenbuhl, 66, 1642 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 23, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Kreyenbuhl was a native of Deer Park, Md., and had lived in Elizabethton since 1983. He was the son of the late Leo Silas and Virginia Belle Trickett Kreyenbuhl.
   Mr. Kreyenbuhl was a retired Project Manager for Flame Refractories, Inc. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict from 1952-1956.
   Survivors include his wife, Sophia Kreyenbuhl, of the home; three daughters, Kathryn Gardner, Johnson City, Angela Conroy, Furman, Va., and Suzanne Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a son, Ron Boyd, Harriman, Tenn.; six grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Carl and Johanna Kreyenbuhl, Petersburg, W.Va., and Jim Kreyenbuhl, Oakland, Md.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Jean and Denny Brown, Laytonsville, Md., Mary L. and Douglas Bean, Romney, W.Va., and Martha C. and Howard Johnson, Oakland, Md.; an aunt, Sally Trickett Cox, Hubbard, Ohio; and a special nephew and spouse, Steven Shane and Cheri Snow, Ft. Drum, N.Y. A host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-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
  
   KREYENBUHL -- Funeral services for Robert L. Kreyenbuhl, 66, 1642 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, December 23, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Dr. Kenneth W. LaDuke officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 27, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be A.B. Grindstaff, Mike Babb, Bobby Babb, Joey Andrews, Steven Shane Snow and Bill Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Welch. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Winiford Randolph

   Winiford Randolph, 76, 132 Stephens Circle, Hampton, died Saturday, December 22, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Randolph was a native of Fletcher, N.C., and the son of the late Getter and Clora Peterson Randolph. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Refonda McNeil, and by a brother and a sister.
   Mr. Randolph was a retired employee of Kennametal Corporation and a member of the Rittertown Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Ama Lee Randolph, of the home; two daughters, Regina Ward, Sluda, S.C., and Vanessa Booker, Knoxville; two sons, Danny Randolph, Greenville, S.C., and Jeffrey Randolph, of South Carolina; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Hoover Randolph, Reece Randolph, Ray Randolph and Douglas Randolph; and three sisters, Dorothy Slagle, Reola Aldridge and Shirley Trice. 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
  
   RANDOLPH -- Funeral services for Winiford Randolph, 76, 132 Stephens Circle, Hampton, who died Saturday, December 22, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Tommy Haynes officiating. Interment will follow in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Williams, Guy Troutman, Wayne Smith and Lloyd Deloach. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Friends may also call at the residence, 132 Stephens Circle, Hampton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604, or to the Rittertown Baptist Church, 822 Rittertown Road, Hampton, Tenn. 37658. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie M. Ritchie

   Miss Bonnie Mae Ritchie, 90, 111 John Alfred Loop, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 22, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Miss Ritchie was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Sanford and Sarah Grindstaff Ritchie. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Willie Ritchie, March 6, 2000.
   Miss Ritchie was retired from Hobert Hardin General Store. She was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a sister, Lottie Taylor, of the home; a half sister, Helen Smith, Elizabethton; a niece, Janet Staats, Pittsburgh, Pa.; a nephew, Wayne Ritchie, Elizabethton; two special nieces, Sherry Townsend and Holly Townsend, both of Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Florence Ritchie, Elizabethton; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and her special friends, Charlotte Nave, Mac Merritt, Edith Buckles and Pereda Weaver. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RITCHIE -- Funeral services for Miss Bonnie Mae Ritchie, 90, 111 John Alfred Loop, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, December 22, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 25, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Duncan and Mr. Ed Wheeler officiating. Music will be provided by Mr. Ed Wheeler. Interment will be in the Ritchie Cemetery with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, will be Jimmy Eggers, Jason Rockmore, Norman Peters, Mark Ritchie, Gene Ritchie, Ernest "Gebe" Ritchie, Terry Oliver and Bobby Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer, George Estep Jr., Joseph Sturm, Randall Sturm, Paul Grindstaff, Tom McCloud, Clyde Peters, Kenneth Shankle, the Nursing Staff of the 3rd Floor of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and members of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 23, 2001

R. Tom Fisher

   R. Tom Fisher, 52, a resident of the Domiciliary of Mountain Home, died there Thursday, December 20, 2001.
   Mr. Fisher was a native of Radford, Va., and a son of the late Reginald and Frances Ritter Fisher.
   Mr. Fisher had been a resident of Johnson City for 10 years. He was retired due to disability as a CNA and had served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Living Water Fellowship Church.
   Survivors include special friends, Stephanie and Vince Walz, Scout Walz and Breighana Nolan, all of Elizabethton. Several other special friends also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FISHER -- Funeral services for R. Tom Fisher, 52, a resident of the Domiciliary of Mountain Home, who died there Thursday, December 20, 2001, will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday, December 26, at Living Water Fellowship Church, 201 E. Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, with the Rev. Blaine Suiter and the Rev. Tip Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Music will be provided by Kim Brown. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, will be Wayne Tobias, Richard Barrie, Jammie Barrie, Vince Walz, Tip Brown and Dennis Strange. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Living Fellowship Church, residents of the Domiciliary at Mountain Home, and friends of Bill W. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the service hour. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Aileen Pierce

   Aileen Pierce, 73, 4517 Hyde Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 20, 2001, at her residence after an illness of five years.
   Mrs. Pierce was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Frank and Jennie Hardin Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Irvin C. Pierce, June 30, 1972, a brother, Floyd Grindstaff, a granddaughter, Lisa Pierce, a great-granddaughter, Abigale Gallagher, and a son-in-law, Gary Bias.
   Mrs. Pierce was of the Baptist faith and was a retired seamstress at Joseph and Feiss Clothing.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Louis Gallagher, Cleveland, Ohio, and Diane and Ignatius Puleo, Chardon, Ohio; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Kathy Pierce, North Olmstead, Ohio, and Gary W. and Mary Ann Pierce, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; a sister, Evelyn Ward, Elizabethton; a brother, Robert Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Pearl Grindstaff, Elizabethton; and a brother-in-law, William Ward, Elizabethton. Twelve grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and extended family and in-laws 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
  
   PIERCE -- A memorial service for Aileen Pierce, 73, 4517 Hyde Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Thursday, December 20, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Ensor Cemetery, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Pierce 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, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary C. Privett

   Mary Campbell Privett, 90, of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol.
   Mrs. Privett was a native of Kansas and a daughter of the late Rolland and Rose McCue Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Kelsey Privett.
   Mrs. Privett had lived in Elizabethton for the past two years and had lived most of her life in the Lakeland, Fla., area. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Johnson City and a retired employee of the Polk County, Florida School System.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice and Bill Fryar, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, James Michael and Catherine Privett, Ormond Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Ann Campbell, New Orleans, La., and Ruth Longstaff, Edmonds, Wash. Five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171.
  
   PRIVETT -- Funeral services for Mary Campbell Privett, 90, of Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 29, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Socrum, Fla., with Father Frank St. Lamor officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to Second Harvest Food Bank, 127 Dillon Court, Gray, Tenn. 37615. Mrs. Privett has been taken to Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home in Lakeland, Fla. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, Johnson City, was in charge of local arrangements.

Henry Tippett

   Henry Tippett, 95, 142 Shook Branch Road, Hampton, died Saturday, December 22, 2001, at Northside Hospital, Johnson City, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Tippett was a native of Knox County and the son of the late Andy and Nannie Goodwin Tippett. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Johnson.
   Mr. Tippett attended Union Baptist Church. He retired from the Department of Justice as a guard for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and also from the Federal Revenue Bank Reserve as security guard. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans.
   Survivors include his wife, Vee Tippett, of the home; two daughters, Nila Tippett, Hampton, and Denese George, Napa, Calif.; two grandchildren, Andrew George, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Jennifer George, Napa, Calif.; and a great-granddaughter, Abbey George, Grand Rapids, Mich. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Patient Support Services/Volunteer Service, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, P.O. Box 4000, Mountain Home, Tenn. 37684-4000.
   Private services will be conducted at a later time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com.
   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 21, 2001

Harold E. Brumitt

   Harold Edward Brumitt, 62, 109 Brights Lane, Gallatin, Tenn., died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Brumitt was a native of Carter County and a son of Florence Wilson Brumitt, Elizabethton, and the late Opie Brumitt. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Eula Dean Campbell.
   Mr. Brumitt was a 1958 graduate of Hampton High School. He lived in Gallatin from 1977 until he moved to Augusta, Ga., in 1982. He was retired due to disability from the Savannah River Sight, Aiken, S.C. He returned to Gallatin in August 2001.
   He had served in the Tennessee National Guard for 12 years and was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church of Augusta, Ga.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Frankie Roberson Brumitt; three daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Harry Jackson and Connie and David Cooper, all of Mount Juliet, Tenn., and Teresa and Jeff Ivey, Nashville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Nancy Brumitt, Castalian Springs, Tenn., and Vince and Christa Brumitt, Augusta, Ga.; and three sisters, Velma Sue Coleman and Joyce Williams, both of Elizabethton, and Hazel Arwood, Johnson City. Thirteen grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BRUMITT -- Funeral services for Harold Edward Brumitt, 62, 109 Brights Lane, Gallatin, Tenn., who died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nevil Smith officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon Saturday until the service hour. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Florence Brumitt, 107 Honeycutt Street, Elizabethton, or at the residence of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Whitehead, 157 Whitehead Hollow Road, Roan Mountain. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Brumitt Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Earnest G. Chambers

   Earnest G. Chambers, 85, 232 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 20, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Chambers was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Henry W. and Callie Deloach Chambers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Adams Chambers, in March 2001, and three brothers, Frank Chambers, Bill Chambers and Elmer Chambers.
   Mr. Chambers was a retired employee of Beaunit Fibers and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II and in the following countries: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was awarded the following medals during his service time: Eamet Campaign Medal with Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, five Bronze Service Stars, American Defense Medal and Distinguished Unit Badge.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Van and Peggy Chambers and Fred and Kathy Chambers, all of Elizabethton; three sisters, Christine Chambers, Elizabethton, Ruby Glover, Bristol, Va., and Dorothy Chambers, Elizabethton; and a step-granddaughter, Julie Williams, 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
  
   CHAMBERS -- Funeral services for Earnest G. Chambers, 85, 232 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, December 20, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 21, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Fred Wade officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 22, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. 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.

Georgia P. Hardin

   Georgia Pauline Hardin, 81, 827 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Hardin was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Shelby J. and Laura Pierce Oliver. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Hopkins and Earlene Buckles.
   Mrs. Hardin was a member of Blue Springs Christian Church. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Grant C. Hardin, of the home; a brother and sister-in-law, Gayle and Ona Faye Oliver, Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Ida Mae and Joe Rominger, Elizabethton; a half sister, Brenda Oliver, Elizabethton; five nieces, Margaret, Letta Jean, Donna, Marcia and Loretta; and two nephews, Steve and Jimmy. Several great-nieces and great-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
  
   HARDIN -- Funeral services for Georgia Pauline Hardin, 81, 827 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 21, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Mr. Richard Thomason, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sharon Oliver, soloist, and Donna Ellis, accompanist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday, December 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Mack Collins, Rick Richardson, Lindsay Rash, Noel Church, Sam Ellis, Steve McNeil and Joseph Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Blue Springs Christian Church, Dr. Thomas Johnson, Dr. Robert Taylor and Dr. Jonathan Bremer. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Gayle Oliver, 805 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Hardin 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, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

December 20, 2001

Harold E. Brumitt

   Harold Edward Brumitt, 62, 109 Brights Lane, Gallatin, Tenn., died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Brumitt was a native of Carter County and a son of Florence Wilson Brumitt, Elizabethton, and the late Opie Brumitt. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Eula Dean Campbell.
   Mr. Brumitt was a 1958 graduate of Hampton High School. He lived in Gallatin from 1977 until he moved to Augusta, Ga., in 1982. He was retired due to disability from the Savannah River Sight, Aiken, S.C. He returned to Gallatin in August 2001.
   He had served in the Tennessee National Guard for 12 years and was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church of Augusta, Ga.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Frankie Roberson Brumitt; three daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Harry Jackson and Connie and David Cooper, all of Mount Juliet, Tenn., and Teresa and Jeff Ivey, Nashville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Nancy Brumitt, Castalian Springs, Tenn., and Vince and Christa Brumitt, Augusta, Ga.; and three sisters, Velma Sue Coleman and Joyce Williams, both of Elizabethton, and Hazel Arwood, Johnson City. Thirteen grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Earnest G. Chambers

   Earnest G. Chambers, 85, 232 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 20, 2001, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home.
   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

Georgia P. Hardin

   Georgia Pauline Hardin, 81, formerly of 827 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at Pine Ridge Care 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

Anna L. Renfro

   Miss Anna Laura Renfro, 93, 1806 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Miss Renfro was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Wade and Bessie Hampton Renfro. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Renfro and Latta Renfro.
   Miss Renfro was the Oldest Charter Member of Unaka Baptist Church where she had taught the Beginners Sunday School Class for a number of years. She was active in the Vacation Bible Schools.
   Survivors include two sisters, Jennieve Rains, Elizabethton, and Aleene Peters, Louisville, Ky., two brothers, Hampton Renfro, of the home, and Carl Renfro, Bellmore, N.Y.; and a special friend, Roscoe Peters. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RENFRO -- Funeral services for Miss Anna Laura Renfro, 93, 1806 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Walker Roberson and the Rev. Harold McNabb officiating. Music will be provided by the Rev. Harold McNabb. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 22, in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, will be Tom McCloud, Mike McCloud, Jimmy Eggers, Kirk Carrier, Ryan Shoun and Harry Ford. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Renfro Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 19, 2001

Harry Buchanan


   Harry Buchanan, 69, Sub Station Road, Elk Park, N.C., died Monday, December 17, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Buchanan was born June 6, 1932, a son to the late Bulo and Ibbie Davis Buchanan. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Irene, Ruby and Georgia, and three brothers, Jack, Mack and Bud.
   Mr. Buchanan was a shrubberyman and loyal UNC Tarheel Basketball fan.
   Survivors include a sister, Pauline Pritchard, Canton, Ohio; brothers, Bill Buchanan and Junior Holtsclaw, both of Elk Park, N.C.; and nieces, Shelli Bowers, Newland, N.C., and Leslie Buchanan, Minneapolis, N.C. A host of other nieces and nephews also survive.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is in serving the Strickland family.
  
   BUCHANAN -- Funeral services for Harry Buchanan, 69, Sub Station Road, Elk Park, N.C., who died Monday, December 17, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 20, from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with the Rev. Reed Callahan officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Shoupe Family. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Thursday evening. Interment will follow at 10 a.m. Friday in the Slippery Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at reins-sturdivant@funeral-plans.com. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is in serving the Buchanan family.

December 18, 2001

Jean S. Arnold


   Jean S. McNeil Arnold, 65, 1834 Highway 421 North, Mountain City, died Sunday, December 16, 2001, at Watauga County Medical Center, Boone, N.C.
   Mrs. Arnold was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Paul J. and Nell H. Osborne McNeil. She was also preceded in death by a nephew, Eddie Thomas.
   Mrs. Arnold was a homemaker and a graduate of the Johnson County High School Class of 1954. She was a member of Shouns United Methodist Church, a former pianist of the church, and a member of the WMU.
   Survivors include her husband, Dean Arnold, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy K. and Eddie Guy, Foscoe, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, David B. and Tracie Arnold, Boone, N.C.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Janice L. and Dayton Hawkins and Lola B. Laxton, all of Mountain City, and Nancy J. and Louis Gurley, Bristol; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry P. and Susanne McNeil, Roanoke, Va., and Tom and Karen McNeil, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Melissa D. Robinson and her husband, William, Mountain City, Toyna M. Burton and her fiancé, Thomas, Zionville, N.C., and Brian Farmer, Atlanta, Ga.; and special friends, Shelia, Larry and Joey Triplett. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ARNOLD -- Funeral services for Jean S. McNeil Arnold, 65, 1834 Highway 421 North, Mountain City, who died Sunday, December 16, 2001, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, at Shouns United Methodist Church with Pastor Bill Kayhill and Pastor Burl Greer officiating. Interment will be in the Shouns United Methodist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Gurley, Frankie Smith, Edward Dean Reynolds, Van Arnold, Danny Arnold and Buddy Troop. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Edminsten, Dr. Snyder, Dr. Fraizer, Dr. Thurman, Dr. Walters, Brian Farmer, Eddie Guy and Terry Kyte. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Friends may call at the residence, 1834 Highway 421 North, Mountain City, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Shouns United Methodist Church. 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.

Michael A. Strickland

   Michael Aldon Strickland, 38, Cliff Taylor Lane, Elk Park, N.C., died Saturday, December 15, 2001.
   Mr. Strickland was a native of Avery County, N.C. He was a truck driver and a member of Open Door Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his parents, Aldon Homer and Hazel Taylor Strickland, Elk Park, N.C.; two sons, Joshua and Matthew Strickland, both of Elk Park, N.C.; and two sisters, Connie Guinn and Leisa Strickland, both of Elk Park, N.C.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is in serving the Strickland family.
  
   STRICKLAND -- Funeral services for Michael Aldon Strickland, 38, Cliff Taylor Lane, Elk Park, N.C., who died Saturday, December 15, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, at the Rhododendron Chapel in Roan Mountain with the Rev. Reed Callahan officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. and Mrs. Luther Carver. Serving as pallbearers will be Steven Johnson, Steve Laws, Sammie Laws, Mark Vess, Mike Davis, Mike Cable and Timmy Hicks. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel in Roan Mountain from 6 p.m. Tuesday until the service hour. Interment will follow Wednesday, December 19, in the Winters Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at reins-sturdivant@funeral-plans.com. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is in serving the Strickland family.

December 17, 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.

Lura C. Grubbs

   Mrs. Lura Church Grubbs, 79, 109 West G. Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 16, 2001, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   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

Margaret K. Jarnagin

   Mrs. Margaret Katherine Jarnagin, 81, of the Joyner Community, formerly of Carter County, died Saturday, December 15, 2001, at Morgan County Life Care Center of Wartburg.
   Mrs. Jarnagin was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Jarnagin.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Laura Jarnagin, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-law, Gale and Leon Bunch, Joyner; five grandsons, Rickey and Brian Bunch, Joyner, Douglas and Andrew Jarnagin, Atlanta, Ga., and Larry Jarnagin, Memphis; a granddaughter, Rachel Jarnagin, Atlanta, Ga.; five great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Grant Jarnagin, Atlanta, Ga., Adam and Allan and Kirsten Bunch, all of Joyner; a nephew and two nieces of Rogersville; special friends of the Lewis Family of Bristol, Tenn.; and many care givers of the Morgan County Life Care Center.
   Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, in the Schubert Funeral Home Chapel in Wartburg. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, in the New Slagle Cemetery in Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Schubert Funeral Home.
   Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

Amelia T. McKesson

  
Mrs. Amelia "Big Mama" Taylor McKesson, 79, 125 Church Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 15, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. McKesson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late George and Mary Johnson Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. McKesson Sr., in 1976, two brothers, George Oscar Taylor and Albert Gene Taylor, and by a sister, Helen Stover.
   Mrs. McKesson was a retired cook with Muncey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City, and the Elizabethton City Schools. Mrs. McKesson was a member of Brown's Chapel AME Zion Church.
   Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Marylin and Fred Harris, Theresa and James Reddick, the Rev. Mrs. Jeanette Clark and her husband, Floyd, Darlene and Ronnie Haynes, all of Elizabethton, and Wilma and William Gilbert, Roanoke, Va., three sons and two daughters-in-law, Harry B. Jr. and Tanzy McKesson, Gary L. McKesson, Dennis J. and Alice McKesson, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Camelia Taylor and Geraldine Taylor, both of Elizabethton; and two brothers, Earl F. Taylor and Charles R. Taylor, both of Elizabethton. Seventeen grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, several special friends and a host of friends also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   McKESSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia "Big Mama" Taylor McKesson, 79, 125 Church Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, December 15, 2001, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with the Rev. Herbert Scott, the Rev. Dennis Milligan, the Rev. R.M. Dickerson and the Rev. Ernest Widby officiating. Music will be by the Douglas Community Choir. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 20, in the Garden of Prayer at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Stover, Keith Trammell, Junior Trammell, Benny Taylor, Timmy Taylor, Shawn Earnest and Bobby Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Reginald Horton, Bobby Susong, John Wagner, Van Dobbins, Mike Lingerfelt, Harold Lingerfelt, Mark Lingerfelt and Mark Mills. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Carmon J. Miller

   Carmon John Miller, 90, 155 Bishop Circle, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 16, 2001, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Miller was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Cain and Mary Chambers Miller. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lula Carver Miller, in 1997, a son, Carl W. Miller Sr., a brother, Lt. Col. Henry Miller (Retired USAF), and two sisters, Sally M. Honeycutt and Irene M. Collins.
   Mr. Miller was a retired line foreman with T.P.I. He was a member of Hampton Masonic Lodge #750 F&AM and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Opal M. Childress, Vienna, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Miller, Hampton; and eight grandchildren, Carl Miller Jr., Elizabethton, Mark Miller, Tim Miller and Floyd Miller, all of Hampton, Allen Childress, Raleigh, N.C., Carla Austin and Carmen Bishop, both of Fairfax, Va., and Reola Hopkins, Charleston, S.C. Eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   MILLER -- Funeral services for Carmon John Miller, 90, 155 Bishop Circle, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, December 16, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, December 17, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, with Mr. Clay Bailey and Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Jeff Norris, soloist. A service of entombment will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Carl Miller, Jr., Mark Miller, Tim Miller, Floyd Miller, John Mark Miller and Dustin Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Cale Garrison, Carmel Hall, Don Barnett, friends and neighbors. Those wishing to attend the entombment service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, 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

December 16, 2001

Bonnie S. Babb

   Miss Bonnie Stella Babb, 87, of Limestone, died Thursday, December 13, 2001, at John M. Reed Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
   Miss Babb was a native of Greene County, having lived most of her adult life in Washington County. She was a daughter of the late Abner Marion and Lucy Jones Babb and was also preceded in death by three sisters, Carman Babb, Cathryn Babb Cable and Anna Babb Anderson, two brothers, Jack D. Babb and Carl E. Babb, and a niece, Wanda Cable Kilgore.
   Miss Babb attended McKinley Bible Church.
   Survivors include four nieces, Lucy Cable Swatzell, Jonesborough, Helen Babb Harrison and Charlotte Babb Laws, both of Elizabethton, and Jackie Babb Hamilton, Woodbine, Md.; a sister-in-law, Margaret Babb Hatfield, Woodbine, Md.; and a special friend, Beatrice Sifford, Jonesborough. Several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BABB -- Funeral services for Miss Bonnie Stella Babb, 87, of Limestone, who died Thursday, December 13, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 16, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Music will be provided by Lisa Harrison Morgan. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, December 17, at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Greeneville. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday. Active pallbearers will be Carl Harrison, Jack Harrison, Clyde Eddie Forbes, Tony Morgan, Kevin Harrison and Ben Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Harrison, Bob Laws, Foy Harrison, Johney Hamilton, Carson Babb, Darryl Phillips and Gregory Phillips. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 521, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Bowling

   Mrs. Mildred Bowling, 81, 154 Admiral Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 16, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Bowling was a native of Washington County but had lived in Carter County for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Dean and Georgia Rutherford Howser and was also preceded in death by her husband, George Frank Bowling, October 7, 1987, two brothers, Wallace and Lawrence Howser, and a sister, Beulah Green.
   Mrs. Bowling was a member of Grace Baptist Church, a Sunday School Teacher and served on various committees. She was self-employed as a seamstress.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Geraldine and Jack Earp, Boone, N.C., and Carolyn and Wayne Elliott, Waverly, Va.; five grandchildren, Kimberly Jones and Christopher Earp, both of Boone, N.C., Jackie Richardson, Colorado Springs, Colo., Gayln Legge, Las Vegas, Nev., and Gregory Maitland, Richmond, Va.; five great-grandchildren, Isaac Earp, Zachary Jones and Beth Jones, all of Boone, N.C., David Richardson and Jennifer Richardson, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two sisters-in-law, Lillie Howser and Ada Howser, both of 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
  
   BOWLING -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Bowling, 81, 154 Admiral Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, December 16, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ray Don Markland and Bob Moore, soloist, with the Rev. Gordon Kyte leading in congregational hymns. Committal services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, in the Chapel of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with interment to follow. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Markland, Paul Adams, Randy Marlow, Paul Bellamy, Mike Childers, Chip Green, Chris Earp, Paul Jones, Ray Vaughn, George Dugger Jr., Frank Head, S. Joe Taylor and the deacons of Grace Baptist Church. The family, friends and minister are requested to assemble at Happy Valley Memorial Park at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday for the committal service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Bowling to Grace Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. The family will receive friends at Grace Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral service. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Bud Chambers, Jr.

  
Mr. Bud Chambers, Jr., 56, 652 Tiger Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Chambers was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Bud Chambers, Sr., and Sallie Teague Chambers. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Craig Allen Doty and by a niece, Michelle Chambers.
   He was a timber cutter. Mr. Chambers was a member of Hopson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Ruby Smith Chambers, of the home, two brothers and sisters-in-law, George "Bill" and Willa Chambers, Unicoi, Robert and Verna Chambers, Roan Mountain, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Elsie Doty, Roan Mountain, Tresea and Jimmy Scalf, Betty and Robert Street, all of Hampton, two aunts, Kate Butler and Bee Crawford, both of Roan Mountain, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Angie Scalf, Hampton.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   CHAMBERS -- Funeral services for Mr. Bud Chambers, Jr., 56, 652 Tiger Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Music will be by Ronnie East, soloist, and Mary Collins and Margaret Smith, duet. Active pallbearers will be Frank Highsmith, Bill Highsmith, Richard Highsmith, James Chambers, Lester Simerly, Earl Chambers and Eddie Wayne Julian. Honorary pallbearers will be David Street, Robby Doty, Keith Doty, Jimmy Scalf, Kevin Scalf, Robby Chambers, Mike Chambers and Keith Perkins. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Hall Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

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.

Ethel D. McCoury

   Mrs. Ethel Davis McCoury, 90, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. McCoury was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late John and Judy Gouge Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grady McCoury, in 1981, a daughter, Elaine Pate, June 27, 1998, and by five brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. McCoury was a homemaker and a member of Limestone Cove Christian Church. She was a member of the McCoury Gospel Trio for many years.
   Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   McCOURY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Davis McCoury, 90, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi, who died Friday, December 14, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, from the Limestone Cove Christian Church with Pastor Ted Masters and Pastor Paul Knapp officiating. Music will be provided by Sherry Britt and Judy Stocton. Interment will follow in the Davis-Gouge Cemetery, Unicoi. Nephews, friends and members of the Limestone Cove Christian Church will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the church by 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The body will be placed in the church by 1 p.m. Sunday. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements. 

Amelia T. McKesson

  
Mrs. Amelia "Big Mama" Taylor McKesson, 79, 125 Church St., Elizabethton, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. McKesson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late George and Mary Johnson Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. McKesson, Sr., in 1976, by two brothers, George Oscar Taylor and Albert Gene Taylor, and by one sister, Helen Stover.
   She was a retired cook with Muncey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City, and the Elizabethton City Schools. Mrs. McKesson was a member of Brown's Chapel AME Zion Church.
   Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Marylin and Fred Harris, Theresa and James Reddich, the Rev. Mrs. Jeanette Clark, and her husband, Floyd, Darlene and Ronnie Haynes, all of Elizabethton, and Wilma and William Gilbert, Roanoke, Va., three sons and two daughters-in-law, Harry B. and Tanzy McKesson, Jr., Gary L. McKesson, Dennis J. and Alice McKesson, all of Elizabethton, two sisters, Camelia Taylor and Geraldine Taylor, both of Elizabethton, two brothers, Earl F. and Charles R. Taylor, both of Elizabethton, 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, several special friends and a host of friends.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Beryl R. Mottern

  
Mrs. Beryl Riggs Mottern, 87, 2018 Sherwood Dr., Johnson City, Tenn., died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Sam and Mattie Grimsley Riggs. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one nephew, Lester "L.J." Mottern.
   She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, and she was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Howard Mottern, of the home, one son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Jewell Mottern, Johnson City, Tenn., one sister, Rhea Baker, Johnson City, Tenn., two granddaughters and their husbands, Julia and Bill Slagle and Kristy and Randall Carr, all of Watauga, Tenn., and four great-grandsons, Isaac Slagle, Jared Cline, Ethan Cline and Benjamin Carr, all of Watauga, Tenn.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   MOTTERN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Beryl Riggs Mottern, 87, 2018 Sherwood Dr., Johnson City, Tenn., were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Revs. Dave Shorter and Kenneth Jordan officiating. Music was by Mr. Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Sonny Bill Mottern, Eddie Lewis, Adrian Watkins, Billy Teilhet, Randall Carr and Bill Slagle. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Mottern, John Watkins, Kegley Mottern, Tony Mottern, Henry Watkins, and John Teilhet. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Fairview Baptist Church Library, 585 Watauga Rd., Watauga, TN 37694-3117, or to the Appalachian Christian Village, 2012 Sherwood Dr., Johnson City, TN 37601. 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

Sylvia V. Ornduff

   Sylvia Violet Ornduff, 71, of Bluff City, died Thursday, December 13, 2001, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Ornduff was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Geter and Effie Blevins Carr. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Alfred Ornduff, a brother, Don "Bud" Carr, and a sister, Clara Rutledge.
   Mrs. Ornduff was a retired employee of Sullivan County School System and a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Randy Fleenor, Gray; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Dallas and Donna Ornduff, Dennis and Teresa Ornduff, all of Elizabethton, and Richard Ornduff, of the home; two sisters, June Milhorn and Barbara Owens, both of Bluff City; three brothers, Herbert Carr, Elizabethton, Kenneth Carr and David Carr, both of Bluff City; and three grandchildren, Michael Brooks, of the home, Brooke Ornduff Turner and Jordan Ornduff, both of Elizabethton.
   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
  
   ORNDUFF -- Funeral services for Sylvia Violet Ornduff, 71, of Bluff City, who died Thursday, December 13, 2001, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at Bunker Hill Christian Church with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Harry Reagan. Interment will follow the service at Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be Steven Rutledge, Chad White, Frank Blackstock Jr., Christopher Goodwin, Edward "Ed" McDuffie and Kim Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be the elders and deacons of Bunker Hill Christian Church. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence in Bluff City. Sylvia was a sweet, caring person and a wonderful Mother and will be greatly missed by her family and by all who knew her. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. 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

Tom R. Payne

  
Tom R. Payne, 90, 106 Payne St., Elizabethton, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Marshall, N.C., he had lived in Carter County the past 50 years. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd and Glen Payne.
   Mr. Payne was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He retired as a body mechanic from Presnell Motors.
   Survivors include his wife, Blanche Arsenault Payne of the home, a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas B. and Emily Payne, Kingsport, two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Robert Linberg, Norma and Robert Lyons, all of Elizabethton, two sisters, Billie Hart, Elizabethton, Grace Allen, Asheville, N.C., seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PAYNE -- Funeral services for Tom R. Payne, 90, 106 Payne St., Elizabethton, who died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Dr. Kenneth Jordan and the Rev. Art Webb officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be John T. Payne, Robert Linberg, James B. Payne, Heath Newsome, Hunter Looney, Gary Lyons, Paul Linberg and Robert Lyons. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace. Condolences may be sent to the family at e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Clyde S. Scott

  
Clyde S. Scott, 93, 413 Mountain View Dr., Piney Flats, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late George L. and Delia Shell Scott. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Almalee Simpson, Cleta Heermans, Bessie Jackson, Helen Ricci, and by a lifelong friend, Stanley Robinson.
   He was of the Baptist faith and a retired artist. Mr. Scott was a member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens and Piney Flats Senior Citizens.
   Survivors include friends, Carroll and Barbara Shell, Piney Flats.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans.com/Tetrick
  
   SCOTT -- The graveside service for Clyde S. Scott, 93, 413 Mountain View Dr., Piney Flats, who died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Shell Cemetery, Piney Flats, with Dr. Robert Rainwater officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, for the graveside service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Scott to Elizabethton Senior Citizens, 428 E. G St., Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to the Piney Flats Ruritan Club, C/O Vice President Hazel Pierce, 107 Mountain View Circle, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans.com/Tetrick