January 14, 2002

Anna L. Bradley

   Mrs. Anna L. Neeley Bradley, 70, 923 Millercrest Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, January 12, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Bradley was a native of Appalachia, Va., and a daughter of the late John Edwin and Ella Perkins Neeley. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patrease Ann Wilhoit, three brothers, William F. Neeley, Ike Neeley and Joseph Patrick, and a sister, Gladys Neeley McConnell.
   Mrs. Bradley was a member of Central Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Esther Sunday School Class, the Decorating Committee and the choir. She was a member of the Johnson City Monday Club. She retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, in 1991, as an EEG Technician.
   Survivors include her husband, Bill Bradley; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ella and Mark Adcox, Kingsport, Kelly and Larry Canter, Elizabethton, and Myra and John King, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Lori Wilhoit, Johnson City; two stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Susan and Lee Chase and Melissa and Clay Thomas, all of Johnson City; two sisters, Dolly Nagel, Wichita, Kan., and Margaret Lusker, Clearwater, Fla.; and two brothers, Roy Eugene "Gene" Neeley, Kingsport, and John Neeley, Orange Park, Fla. Twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
   Snyder's Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, (423) 477-7911, (423) 239-5671, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BRADLEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Anna L. Neeley Bradley, 70, 923 Millercrest Drive, Johnson City, who died Saturday, January 12, 2002, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, January 14, at Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, with Dr. Ron Murray and the Rev. Willard Warfield officiating. Special music will be by the Central Baptist Church Choir under the direction of Mr. Tommy Martin; Mrs. Debbie Odom, soloist; Ambers Wilson, pianist; and Melanie Sparks, organist. Pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Larry Canter, John King, Mark Adcox, Lee Chase, Clay Thomas and Clyde Garrison. Honorary pallbearers will be the William Rigell Sunday School Class. The entombment will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, at the Mausoleum Chapel in Monte Vista Burial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, with Dr. Ron Murray officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials my be made in loving memory of Anna N. Bradley to the Shepherd's Spinal Center, 2020 Peachtree SW, Atlanta, Ga. Serving the Anna Neeley Bradley family is the Snyder's Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, (423) 477-7911, (423) 239-5671.

Gladys F. Bridwell

   KINGSPORT -- Mrs. Gladys Franklin Bridwell, 91, 5000 Memorial Blvd., died Saturday, January 12, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
   Mrs. Bridwell was a native of Gate City, Va., and had been a resident of Kingsport most of her life.
   Mrs. Bridwell was retired from J.C. Penney and was a member of Bridwell Heights Presbyterian Church.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Buena Franklin, her husband, Neal Bridwell, a sister, Ollie D. Martin, and two brothers, W.R. Franklin and Charles E. "Chad" Franklin.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Linda Bridwell, Johnson City; four grandchildren, David Bridwell, Kingsport, Melissa Graham and her husband Mike, Johnson City, Pamela Brummitt, Kingsport, and Robert Bridwell and his wife Kelli, Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren, Shyann Hope Brummitt, Kingsport, Jordan Ryan Bridwell, Elizabethton, and Alexander Paul Graham, Johnson City; a sister, Ruth Vaughn, Jacksonville, Fla.; and special friends, Barbara and John McKay and Frances and Marion Roberts. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BRIDWELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Franklin Bridwell, 91, 5000 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport, who died Saturday, January 12, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry E. Ball officiating. Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, at the funeral home. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Cline

   Mrs. Marie Cline, 53, 167 Charlie Harrell Lane, Hampton, died Saturday, January 12, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Cline was a native of Johnson County but had been a resident of Carter County for the past 30 years. She was the daughter of the late Noah and Effie Reed Fletcher and was also preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Murry, and a brother, Spencer Fletcher.
   Mrs. Cline was a member of Sink Valley Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, James "Dodge" Cline Sr., of the home; a daughter, Lisa Cline, Seattle, Wash.; a son and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Crystal Cline, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Katelin Cline and Henry Cline, both of Elizabethton; four sisters, Cleaona Plummer, Morristown, Hazel Whittmann, Mountain City, Lorraine Allen, Hickory, N.C., and Louise Stansberry, Butler; and four brothers, Millard Fletcher, Butler, Denvis Fletcher, Elizabethton, Dorsey Fletcher and Ken Fletcher, both of Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   CLINE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Cline, 53, 167 Charlie Harrell Lane, Hampton, who died Saturday, January 12, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, at Sink Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey White officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sink Valley Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow at Fletcher Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Garden Room of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Cline to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, 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.

David E. Perry

   David E. Perry, 46, 313-1/2 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 13, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Perry was a native of Carter County and the son of Mrs. Dorothy Teague Perry, Johnson City, and the late George M. Perry. He was also preceded in death by a brother, George L. Perry.
   Mr. Perry was of the Baptist faith and was a former construction worker.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Etta Perry, Elizabethton, Kenneth Perry, Richmond, Va., and Brenda Perry, Elizabethton; and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Keith Benfield, Johnson City, Joan and Eddie Kyker and Brenda and the Rev. Steve Burleson, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PERRY -- Funeral services for David E. Perry, 46, 313-1/2 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 13, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 14, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Burleson and the Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dale Williams, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, at Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Perry, Mike Perry, Keith Benfield, Eddie Green, Steven Carr and Josh Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Younce and Lonnie Turner. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Eddie Kyker, 141 Bishop Circle, Elizabethton, or Barbara and Keith Benfield, 220 East 11th Avenue, Johnson City, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Floyd Whitehead

   Floyd "Bud" Whitehead, 61, 213 Tolley Town Road, Hampton, died Sunday, January 13, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Earl and Susie Hopson Whitehead. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Whitehead, and two sisters, Dorothy Whitehead and Lillian Estep.
   Mr. Whitehead was retired due to disability from Swords Carpet & Cleaning. He was a member of Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Gracie June Tolley Whitehead; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Tammy Whitehead, Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Keith Peters, Hampton; four brothers, Paul Blevins, Roan Mountain, Earl Whitehead Jr., Peoria, Ill., Ralph Whitehead, Gray, and Clyde Whitehead, Elizabethton; four sisters, Mary McNeil, Anna Belle Walker, Eleanora Clark and Betty Davis, all of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Coleen Peters, Dillion Peters and Noah Whitehead, all of Hampton. Several nieces and nephews and many friends also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Floyd "Bud" Whitehead, 61, 213 Tolley Town Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, January 13, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, at Fairview Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Burnie Jones and the Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Music will be provided by the Fairview Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, in the Brownlow Tolley Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Dan Blevins, Bill Chambers, Arnold Hughes, Ted Bennett, Tom Stafford, Kenneth Stevens, Tom Carrier and Doug Blevins. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Dexter Brummitt and the men of Fairview Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Mr. Whitehead had many friends and everyone was very special to him. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

January 13, 2002

John D. Baker

   John D. Baker, 75, 386 Copperhead Hollow Road, Mountain City, died Thursday, January 10, 2002, at Mountain City Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Baker was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Carl V. and Lilly Snyder Baker.
   Mr. Baker was a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of Bakers Gap Baptist Church and the Roan's Creek Masonic Lodge #679.
   Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Wolf Baker, of the home; a daughter, Lisa Main, Mountain City; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny C. and Nita Baker, Butler; three sisters, Ruth Moody and Louise Dugger, both of Butler, and Nell Powell, Chesapeake, Va.; and four grandsons, Jonathan, Jayson and Jeffery Baker and Sawyer Main. Two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BAKER -- Funeral services for John D. Baker, 75, 386 Copperhead Hollow Road, Mountain City, who died Thursday, January 10, 2002, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, from Bakers Gap Baptist Church with the Rev. James Richardson and the Rev. Kreg Smith officiating. Masonic graveside services and interment followed in the Bakers Gap Cemetery accorded by Roan's Creek Masonic Lodge #679. Active pallbearers were members of the Roan's Creek Masonic Lodge. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. John Whitlock, Dr. Floyd Barker, Doran Bunting, David Dugger, Harold Stanton, Gary Campbell and Wade Snyder. The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bakers Gap Baptist Church. Friends may call at the family residence at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at Hux-Lipford@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, was in charge of arrangements.

Brenda G. Banks

  
Brenda Gail Banks, 53, 412 Cove Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at her residence.
   A Carter County native, she was a daughter of Cleo Potter Oaks, Roan Mountain, and the late Dayton Jack Oaks. Mrs. Banks was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Banks.
   She was employed as a custodian. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three daughters, Jennifer Singleton and Melissa Ellis, both of Roan Mountain, and Jessica Street, Hampton, one son, Tony Banks, of the home, three sisters, Sandra Henson and Jackie Thomas, both of Roan Mountain, and Oralee Andrews, Butler, six brothers, Rudy Oaks, Tommy Oaks, Terry Oaks, Larry Oaks and Roger Oaks, all of Roan Mountain, and Kenneth Oaks, Lenoir, N.C., one grandson, three granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BANKS -- Funeral services for Brenda Gail Banks, 53, 412 Cove Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, who died Friday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in High Point Baptist Church, Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, with the Revs. Jim Storie and Jeff Boone officiating. Interment will be in the Brewer Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends attending the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Rob Greer, Dr. Joseph Barker, Jack Barnett, Terry Hughes, Donald Hughes, and John Puckett. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the High Point Baptist Church. Friends may also call at her residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Banks family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Cline

  
Alice Cline, 53, 167 Charlie Harrell Lane, Hampton, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Mathis R. Dugger

  
Mathis Roe Dugger, 57, 409 Poga Rd., Butler, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A Carter County native, he was a son of Mrs. Missouri J. Hicks Dugger, Butler, and the late William Abraham Dugger. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Stout Dugger, in June 1994.
   He was retired due to disability from the Mountain City Glove Plant. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam era. Mr. Dugger was a member of the Stout Hill Church of Christ.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Kevin Woodby, Knoxville, one sister, Wanda Guy, Butler, five brothers, Bill Hicks, South Carolina, Roy Dugger, Butler, and Allison Dugger, Dewey Dugger and Charlie Dugger, all of Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Mathis Roe Dugger, 57, 409 Poga Rd., Butler, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with Mr. Donnie Cable and Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. Interment will be in the Stout family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. VFW Post 2166 will provide military graveside honors. Condolences to the Dugger family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Arnold B. Hass

   HASS -- Funeral services for Arnold Boyd Hass, 76, 3038 Highway 321, Hampton, who died Thursday, January 10, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 14, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Burl Sluder officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Graveside Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:50 p.m. Monday, will be Dick Ward, Burl Campbell, John Campbell, Howard Rainbolt, Roland Reece, Charles Cable and Brown Hatley. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon Monday until the service hour. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences to the Hass Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary W. Myers

  
Mrs. Mary Ellen Wheeler Myers, 87, 326 Delaware Street, Johnson City, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center.
   A Johnson City native, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Callie Jenkins Wheeler. Mrs. Myers was preceded in death by her husband, Staff Sgt. Charles H. Myers (USAF Ret.) in 1968, by a son, Billy Myers in 1947, three brothers, Dave, Robert and Harry Wheeler, and two sisters, Mrs. Kate Chancellor and Mrs. Eva Rockwell.
   She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include one daughter, Norma Joann "Jo" Wright, Johnson City, one grandson and his wife, Jeff and Kim Wright, Johnson City, three great-grandchildren, Chris Perry, Jordan Wright and Whitney Wright, four nephews, A.E. Chancellor, Hoyle Z. Chancellor, Allen Rockwell and Phil Rockwell, and several great-nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MYERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Wheeler Myers, 87, 326 Delaware St., Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the North Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, will be Jeff Wright, Chris Perry, Art Cooper, Rick Shell, Wayne Martin and Justin Proffitt. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday in the Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Myers family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Street

  
Mary Louise Street, 40, 322 Tester Rd., Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness.
   A Dryden, Va., native, she had lived in Elizabethton the past three years. She was the daughter of Nancy Freeman, Dryden, Va., and the late Marshall Freeman.
   She attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. Mrs. Street was a Registered Nurse and a former employee of Johnson City Medical Center and Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, of the home, John Street, a sister, Rhonda Oxford, Dryden, Va., a nephew, Jonathan Oxford, Dryden, Va., a brother-in-law, Edward "Buddy" Oxford, Dryden, Va.
   Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Providence Funeral Home, 425 E. Morgan, Pennington Gap, Va., 540-546-2456, will be in charge of arrangements.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

January 11, 2002

Ruth E. Guess

   Ruth Evelyn Carden Guess, 71, 1607 Scenic Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Guess was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Marvin Carden and Grace Barnett Carden Van Dyke. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Rodney Guess, and by a brother and a sister.
   Mrs. Guess was a retired employee of Texas Instruments.
   Survivors include her husband, Earl Guess, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Rhonda Guess, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shelia and Joseph Sopko, Macedonia, Ohio, and Judy and Terry Davis, Kingsport; five grandchildren and spouses, Jonathan and Emily, Josh and April, Christina, Dusty and Justin; and three great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Cydney and Carter. 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
  
   GUESS -- Funeral services for Ruth Evelyn Carden Guess, 71, 1607 Scenic Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 11, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ethel Davidson, soloist. Interment will follow the service at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Carden, special friends, Cheryl Bowers, Mary Gurley, The Little Family and Barbara and Bill Fraley. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1607 Scenic Drive, Elizabethton, 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, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Arnold B. Hass

   Arnold Boyd Hass, 76, 3038 Highway 321, Hampton, died Thursday, January 10, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Hass was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Andrew Buck and Della Miller Hass. He was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Hass was owner and operator of the Fish Springs Convenience Store and a member of Fish Springs Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Margie Jane Reed Hass, and a daughter, Sharon Hass, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HASS -- Funeral services for Arnold Boyd Hass, 76, 3038 Highway 321, Hampton, who died Thursday, January 10, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 14, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Burl Sluder officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Graveside Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:50 p.m. Monday, will be Dick Ward, Burl Campbell, John Campbell, Howard Rainbolt, Roland Reece, Charles Cable and Brown Hatley. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon Monday until the service hour. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences to the Hass Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

David J. Williams

   David Jesse Williams, 20, 349 East 4th Avenue, Watauga, died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at Duke Medical Center Hospital, Durham, N.C., following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County and the son of Rachel Honeycutt Williams, Watauga, and the late Roy Williams.
   Mr. Williams attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church where he was involved in Junior Church. He was a 2000 graduate of Elizabethton High School.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sisters, Chasity and Latasha Williams, of the home; his grandparents, J.C. and Wilma Honeycutt, Watauga; and his great-grandparents, Elbert and Okie Clemons, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for David Jesse Williams, 20, 349 East 4th Avenue, Watauga, who died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 11, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Stout and the Rev. Kevin Jackson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dean Palmer, soloist. Graveside services and entombment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 12, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Travis McGee, Brad Taylor, Scott Bradley, Travis Smithdeal, Josh Parker, Jim Kiser, Robert Blackston and Thomas Proffitt. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale McCrackin, Kevin Laughrin, Buddy Farmer and the men of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 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 his grandparents, J.C. and Wilma Honeycutt, 345 East 4th Avenue, Watauga. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Leukemia Society of America, Tennessee Chapter, 422 Metroplex Drive, Suite D-118, Nashville, TN 37211-3112. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Bennick Woodby

   Bennick Woodby, 85, 2063 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 10, 2002, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Woodby was a native of Carter County and a son of the late John and Catherine Sneed Woodby. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Una Belle Loveless Woodby, in 1985, a son, Kenneth Delane Woodby, and by a brother and four sisters.
   Mr. Woodby was a former employee of American Bemberg Corporation and a member of Zion Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include a son, Ricky Woodby Sr., of the home; a brother, Hacker Woodby, Oak Ridge; and three grandchildren, Ricky Woodby Jr., Jonesborough, Danielle Hurt and Brandon Woodby, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   WOODBY -- Funeral services for Bennick Woodby, 85, 2063 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 10, 2002, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. C.W. Snodgrass and the Rev. Harold Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the Loveless and Woodby Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Zane Loveless, Mike Loveless, Joey Loveless, Ray Loveless, Steve Hyder and Tommy Loveless. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Zion Baptist Church and Chad Lane, Larry Lane, Richard Loveless, Kyle Loveless, Brady Loveless and Randall Babb. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

January 10, 2002

Ruth Guess

   Ruth Guess, 71, 1607 Scenic Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Betty L. Lurvey

   Betty Lucille Lurvey, 77, of Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of 115 Faith Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Lurvey was a native of Flint, Mich., and a daughter of the late Glen Arthur and Grace Brewster Shurlow. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, four brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. Lurvey had lived in Elizabethton for the past five years. She was a retired Income Tax Secretary and a member of the Believers Family Church.
   Survivors include three daughters, Betty Gross, Elizabethton, Paulette Morrisette and Terry Pickett, both of Flint, Mich.; two sons, Richard Henderson, Davison, Mich., and Ryan Lorenz, Apache Junction, Ariz.; two sisters, Marion Slinhard, Avon Park, Fla., and Eva Gordon of Michigan; a half sister, Ruby Shurlow of New York; and two brothers, Henry Cohoon, Flint, Mich., and Dale Cohoon, Gaines, Mich. Fourteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LURVEY -- Graveside services for Betty Lucille Lurvey, 77, of Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of 115 Faith Lane, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 10, in the Highland Cemetery with Mrs. Connie Carpenter and Mrs. Donna Burk officiating. Interment will follow the service. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Betty Gross, 115 Faith Lane, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Lurvey Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Michelle Shankle

   BAKER CITY, Ore. -- Michelle Shankle, 34, of Baker City, died Monday, January 7, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
   Ms. Shankle was a native of Baker City, Ore. She was preceded in death by her father, Gary Wayne Shankle, her grandfather, Frank Chad Shankle, and two cousins, Rodney Lynn Shankle and Katrina Kay Blair.
   Survivors include her three children, Andrea, Dakota and Ethan, all of Baker City; her mother, Charlotte Thomason; two grandmothers, Anne Johnson, Baker City, and Martha Whitt and her husband Jim of Benton City, Wash.; a brother, Wesley Shankle, Frankfort, Ky.; two sisters, Desi Bloom and Tonya Stiefvater and her husband Paul of Baker City; a nephew, Jordan Shankle, Frankfort, Ky.; a niece, Sasha Bloom, Baker City; two stepbrothers, Peter Papadopoulos of California and George Papadopoulos, Baker City; three uncles, Jerry Shankle and his wife Ila of Fruitland, Idaho, Phillip Shankle and his wife Marilyn of Lacey, Wash., and Norman Shankle and his wife Mary of Weiser, Idaho; and five aunts, Brenda Rohner and Theresa Shankle, both of Prosser, Wash., Doris "Faye" Shankle, Hermiston, Kathy Baker, West Richland, Wash., and Wilma Shankle, Baker City. Numerous cousins also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 11, in Baker City. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gray's West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Ore., 97814.
   Gray's West & Co., Pioneer Crematory, Baker City, Ore., (541) 523-3677, is in charge of arrangements.

Earl T. Stafford

   Earl Thomas Stafford, 78, 813 Folsom Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Stafford was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Thomas Harvey and Grace Waycaster Stafford. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Honolue Ward Stafford, who died in 1997, and by three brothers and three sisters.
   Mr. Stafford was a retired landscaper and textile worker and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ.
   Survivors include two sons, Rex Elbert Stafford, Bluff City, and Thomas Wayne Stafford, Fayetteville, N.C.; two brothers, Thomas Stafford, Elizabethton, and K.P. Stafford, Gray; and five sisters, Gladys Eller, Elizabethton, Grace Bogalin, Newnan, Ga., Ruby Sams, Piney Flats, RheaAnn Stafford, Lenoir, N.C., and Nora Dooley, Grayson, Ga. Twelve grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STAFFORD -- Funeral services for Earl Thomas Stafford, 78, 813 Folsom Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 11, at the Elizabethton Church of Christ with Mr. Eddy Craft, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, in the Isaacs Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Pallbearers will be contacted. Honorary pallbearers will be the congregation of the Elizabethton Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Elizabethton Church of Christ. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Stafford Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

David J. Williams

   David Jesse Williams, 20, 349 East 4th Avenue, Watauga, died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at Duke Medical Center Hospital, Durham, N.C.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 9, 2002

Betty L. Lurvey

   Betty Lucille Lurvey, 77, of Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of 115 Faith Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Lurvey was a native of Flint, Mich., and a daughter of the late Glen Arthur and Grace Brewster Shurlow. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, four brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. Lurvey had lived in Elizabethton for the past five years. She was a retired Income Tax Secretary and a member of the Believers Family Church.
   Survivors include three daughters, Betty Gross, Elizabethton, Paulette Morrisette and Terry Pickett, both of Flint, Mich.; two sons, Richard Henderson, Davison, Mich., and Ryan Lorenz, Apache Junction, Ariz.; a sister, Marion Slinhard, Avon Park, Fla.; and two brothers, Henry Cohoon, Flint, Mich., and Dale Cohoon, Gaines, Mich. Fourteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LURVEY -- Graveside services for Betty Lucille Lurvey, 77, of Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of 115 Faith Lane, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 10, in the Highland Cemetery with Mrs. Connie Carpenter and Mrs. Donna Burk officiating. Interment will follow the service. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Betty Gross, 115 Faith Lane, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Lurvey Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Cleo V. Manning

   Cleo V. Manning, 84, 702 Well Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 7, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va., following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Manning was a native of Washington County, Va., and had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late W.E. and Pearl Stout Murray and was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Manning, in 1982, her stepmother, Pearl Cox, and by two brothers and one sister.
   Mrs. Manning was a member of Prayer Tabernacle and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two sisters, Betty Parlier, Elizabethton, and Mildred Walters, Bristol, Va.; a special niece, Mildred Presley, Damascus, Va.; several other nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Karen McQueen, Atlanta, Ga.
   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
  
   MANNING -- Funeral services for Cleo V. Manning, 84, 702 Well Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 7, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 10, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. A.G. Wagner and the Rev. Ray Scalf officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol. Active pallbearers will be Butch Jones, Brandon Jones, Tommy Alexander, Eddie Thomas, Scott Sennet, Christopher Sennet and Chris Dykes. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Haskell N. Tester

   Haskell N. Tester, 87, 7599 Big Dry Run Road, Butler, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn.
   Mr. Tester was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Raleigh M. "Duff" and Celia Bunting Tester. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Coolidge Tester.
   Mr. Tester graduated from Watauga Academy in 1934 and attended East Tennessee Teachers College. He taught school in a one-room school in Johnson County.
   He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the 81st Chemical Motor Bt. Division and was in the invasion of Normandy Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He worked at Bemberg in Elizabethton for 38 years before he retired and was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Eva Brown Tester, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Freda Moore and Sherry and John Hunt, all of Knoxville; and a son and daughter-in-law, Larry N. and Barbara Tester, Butler. Six granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TESTER -- Funeral services for Haskell N. Tester, 87, 7599 Big Dry Run Road, Butler, who died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 11, from the Sugar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Ranshaw and the Rev. Benard Bull officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Sugar Grove Quartet. Active pallbearers will be Dwayne Arney, R.E. Brown, Clayton Brown, Earl Dugger, Mack Holloway, Doran Bunting, Bob Tester and Bobby Ray Tester. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nurses of the Veterans Administration Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Friday at Sugar Grove Baptist Church. Friends may call at the residence, 7599 Big Dry Run Road, Butler, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

January 8, 2002

Cleo V. Manning

   Cleo V. Manning, 84, 702 Well Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 7, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va.
   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
  

January 7, 2002

Martha L. Harrison

   Martha Lois Street Harrison, 63, formerly of 152 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, January 6, 2002, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Harrison was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Edward Rogers, Elizabethton, and the late Ruth Roberts Rogers. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Roger Street and Joe Street, and a daughter, Kathy Street.
   Mrs. Harrison was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant.
   Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, James R. Harrison, Elizabethton; three sons, Albert Street and John Street, both of Elizabethton, and Edward Street, Mountain City; a daughter, Patsy Hughes, Roan Mountain; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother, Sam Rogers, Elizabethton; and three sisters, Verna Bridgeforth, Junction City, Kan., Helen Weakley, Elizabethton, and Josephine Lambert, Hampton. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HARRISON -- Graveside services for Martha Lois Street Harrison, 63, formerly of 152 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, January 6, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, at Captain Nelson Cemetery (Ripshin) with the Rev. Tull Oaks officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Patsy Hughes, 152 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

January 6, 2002

John F. Campbell Jr.

   John F. Campbell Jr., 68, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Jenkins Hollow, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 2, 2002.
   Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and had lived the last 45 years in Cleveland. He was the son of the late Frank and Rosa Ward Campbell of Butler and was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
   Mr. Campbell was of the Baptist faith and attended Meadowview Baptist Church, Buntontown. He was a retired blacksmith, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166.
   Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Norma Campbell, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debra Campbell and Toney and Deadrai and George Campbell, all of Cleveland, Ohio; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Donald Campbell, Johnnie and Brenda Campbell and Bobby and Casey Campbell, all of Cleveland, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of Cleveland, Ohio; and three brothers, Jack Campbell and Jim Campbell, both of Butler, and Joe Campbell, Hampton.
   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
  
   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for John F. Campbell Jr., 68, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Jenkins Hollow, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 2, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 6, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Music will be under the direction of Tina McClasky. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, January 7, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Norman Lyons, Harlon Simerly, Speck Smith, Glen Olinger, Pat Smith and Dean Burchett. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ray A. Cates Sr.

   OCALA, Fla. -- Ray A. Cates Sr., 90, of Ocala, died Thursday, January 3, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Cates was a native of Rutherford County, Tenn. He moved to Ocala in 1956 from Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Mr. Cates was the retired owner of Gibson-Cates Shoe Store in Ocala, and when in Elizabethton managed Harrison's Shoe Store. He was an Ordained Deacon and Charter Member of Downtown Baptist Church of Ocala and had served with the Tennessee National Guard.
   Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ellen E. Cates, Ocala; a daughter, Martha Buffington, Monteagle, Tenn.; a son, Ray A. Cates Jr., Ocala; and a sister, Lorene Armstrong, Fredricksburg, Va. Five grandchildren and one great-grandson also survive.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Downtown Baptist Church of Ocala, Fla.
   Arrangements by Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala, Fla., (352) 629-7171.

Roy E. Dugger


   Roy E. Dugger, 71, of Nashville, died Friday, January 4, 2002, in Nashville.
   Mr. Dugger was a native of Carter County and had lived in Nashville for a number of years.
   Survivors include two daughters, Linda S. Barber and Cathy Ann Dugger, both of Nashville; two sons, Ricky and Roger Dugger, both of Nashville; three sisters, Mae Dugger and Joyce Wheeler, both of Black Mountain, N.C., and Ruby Taft, Canton, Ohio; and three brothers, Shelton and Geary Dugger, both of Roan Mountain, and Jim Dugger, Statesville, N.C. Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Roy E. Dugger, 71, of Nashville, who died Friday, January 4, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, January 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Gerald Holly, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Charlotte Smith. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, January 7, at Dugger Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Freddie Lee Turner

   Freddie Lee Turner, 35, 154 Ollie Collins Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 3, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Turner was a native of Carter County and the son of Jacqueleen Guinn Turner and the late Robert Andrew Turner, who died in 1990. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Nancy Whitson.
   Mr. Turner was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church. He was a maintenance mechanic and was previously employed at Alcoa.
   Survivors include his wife, Teni Turner, of the home; a son, Joshua Turner, of the home; a daughter, Misty Turner, of the home; a brother and sister-in-law, Lonnie R. and Amelia Turner, Hampton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Hank Jenkins and Susan and Sam Willis, all of Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Angie Walsh, Elizabethton; his father-in-law, James Farmer, of Florida; six nephews, Andrew, Randall, Daniel and Kyle Jenkins, all of Elizabethton, Eric Davis, of North Carolina, and R.C. Willis, Elizabethton; and four nieces, Sheri Perkins, of North Carolina, Destinee, Patience and Dana Mae Walsh, all of Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   TURNER -- Funeral services for Freddie Lee Turner, 35, 154 Ollie Collins Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 3, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Rocky Maines, minister, the Rev. Randy Johnson and the Rev. Jackie Cole officiating. Music will be under the direction of the New Creation Trio and John Smith, soloist. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends. Private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Donna Jenkins, 124 Ross Jenkins Circle (Valley Forge), Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jo Williams

   Betty Jo Williams, 65, of Adrian, Mich., died Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian.
   Mrs. Williams was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William and Minnie Franklin Hamby.
   Mrs. Williams was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
   Survivors include her husband, Alfred Lloyd Williams, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Cathy Williams, Louisville, Ky., and Jeff and Tammy Williams, Bristol; and a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jeff Lott, Rapid City, S.D. Three grandchildren also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WILLIAMS -- Graveside services and interment for Betty Jo Williams, 65, of Adrian, Mich., who died Wednesday, January 2, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Eric Lynn Pierce officiating. Active pallbearers will be Wesley Williams, Lester Williams, Clyde Blevins, Jerry Pierce, Jeremy Pierce, Brian Pierce, Gene Campbell and Ricky Richardson. Everyone will meet at Caldwell Springs Cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Billie Jo Williams

   Billie Jo (Lewis) Williams, 63, 849 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Friday, January 4, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Williams was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Murray B. and Tessie V. Williams Lewis. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel and McGrady Lewis, and five sisters, Pauline Garland, Mary Beam, Pansy Lawrence and infant sisters, Erma Jean and Loretta Lewis.
   Mrs. Williams was of the Baptist faith and was a retired ward clerk at Appalachian Christian Village.
   Survivors include her husband, Lynn R. Williams, of the home; two sons, Larry and Condon Williams, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Lloyd Lewis, Elizabethton; three sisters, Ruth Roberts, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Virginia Dean and June Hersh, both of Cleveland, Ohio; a very special daughter-in-law, Dian Williams, Elizabethton; and two grandsons, Clint and Isaac Williams, both of Elizabethton. Several cousins, nieces, nephews and god children 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
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Billie Jo (Lewis) Williams, 63, 849 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Friday, January 4, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. D.C. Byrd and the Rev. Luis O'Bourke officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Sue Bowers. Graveside services will follow at Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Dean, Rick Williams, Eddie Williams, Steve Buckles, Greg Lewis and Joe Buckles. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital ER and ICU; members of the Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad; the Staff of Pulmonary Associates of East Tennessee; Dr. Joseph C. May, Dr. Robert E. Taylor and the other doctors who treated her during her sickness; members of the Appalachian Christian Village where she worked in medical records and as a ward clerk; and neighbors and friends and all who helped her along the way. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 7, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

January 4, 2002

John F. Campbell Jr.


   John F. Campbell Jr., 68, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Jenkins Hollow, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 2, 2002.
   Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and had lived the last 45 years in Cleveland. He was the son of the late Frank and Rosa Ward Campbell of Butler and was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
   Mr. Campbell was of the Baptist faith and attended Meadowview Baptist Church, Buntontown. He was a retired blacksmith, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166.
   Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Norma Campbell, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debra Campbell and Toney and Deadrai and George Campbell, all of Cleveland, Ohio; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Donald Campbell, Johnnie and Brenda Campbell and Bobby and Casey Campbell, all of Cleveland, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of Cleveland, Ohio; and three brothers, Jack Campbell and Jim Campbell, both of Butler, and Joe Campbell, Hampton.
   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
  
   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for John F. Campbell Jr., 68, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Jenkins Hollow, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 2, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 6, at in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Music will be under the direction of Tina McClasky. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, January 7, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Norman Lyons, Harlon Simerly, Speck Smith, Glen Olinger, Pat Smith and Dean Burchett. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.

Glenn L. Edmondson

   DeBARY, Fla. -- Glenn Lee Edmondson, 83, Cunningham Lane, DeBary, died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at Ormond Memorial Hospital, Ormond, Fla.
   Mr. Edmondson was a native of Greenback, Tenn., and a son of the late Robert and Tressie Lee.
   Mr. Edmondson was an employee of ALCOA Aluminum Manufacturing before joining the United States Army where he served in World War II and the Korean War. After serving in the Army for 26 years he retired as a Master Sergeant. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of DeBary, where he served as an Elder.
   He was a member of the DeBary Civic Association, the DeBary Chamber of Commerce, DeBary V.F.W. Post #8093, Orange City American Legion Post #259 and the D.A.V. Post #92. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and maintained his membership in the Grand Lodge F&AM at Fort Campbell, Ky., for 50 years. He was an active volunteer for the City of DeBary prior to his illness.
   Survivors include a son, Glenn Lee Edmondson Jr., Elizabethton, Tenn.; a brother, Robert Edmondson, Maryville, Tenn.; three sisters, Betty and Daisy Lones, both of Maryville, Tenn., and Aileen Benson, Friendsville, Tenn.; and a grandson, Glenn Lee Edmondson III, Elizabethton, Tenn.
   A memorial service celebrating the life of Mr. Edmondson will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2002, at the First Presbyterian Church of DeBary with Dr. Austin B. Brinkerhoff Jr. officiating.
   Arrangements entrusted to Altman-Long Funeral Homes, DeBary, Fla., (386) 668-8880.

Ralph W. King

   NEWLAND, N.C. -- Ralph Waightstill King, 81, of Banner Elk, formerly of Clayton, Del., died Thursday, January 3, 2002, in a Banner Elk rest home.
   Mr. King was a son of the late Clifford and Laura Wilson King and was also preceded in death by his wife, Judith Toy King, a son, Boyd King, a sister, Evie Hughes, and a brother, Ray King.
   Mr. King was a veteran of World War II and was the owner-operator of Route 13 Market and Ralph's Leather in Laurel, Del.
   Survivors include two daughters, Sally Rominger, Banner Elk, and Billie Burleson, Morganton; a son, Bob King, Newland; two sisters, Ava Hughes, Newland, and Nellie Faye Hoilman, Swannanoa; a brother, Alfred King, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and a grandson, Mark King.
   Webb Funeral Home, 208 Roan Road, Spruce Pine, N.C., (828) 765-4277, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   KING -- Funeral services for Ralph Waightstill King, 81, of Banner Elk, N.C., formerly of Clayton, Del., who died Thursday, January 3, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 5, in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Lance officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday, January 7, in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at webb@funeral-plans.com. Webb Funeral Home, Spruce Pine, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel R. Owens

   Mrs. Mabel Reynolds Owens, 91, 1303 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 3, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Owens was a native of Mountain City and had resided in Elizabethton most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Issac Luther and Venia Lowe Cole and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Reynolds, her second husband, Hershal Owens, two brothers, Burley Cole and Harry Cole, and a sister, Margaret Click.
   Mrs. Owens was a retired cook with the Elizabethton City School System at West Side School. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton where she was in the church choir and taught Sunday School for over 60 years. She was a member of the DAR.
   Survivors include a brother, Abraham Clay Cole, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   OWENS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Reynolds Owens, 91, 1303 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 3, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, January 4, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be by John Bunn. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 5, in the Christus Garden of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Reynolds, Scott Reynolds, Glen Reynolds, Henry Reynolds, Eugene Taylor, Nat Proffitt, Hill Carlton, Eric Bowers, Dayton Harrell, Roy Bowling and Paul Street. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 212 East F. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted

Freddie L. Turner

   Freddie Lee Turner, 35, 154 Ollie Collins Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 3, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended 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 to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Betty Jo Williams

   Betty Jo Williams, 65, of Adrian, Mich., died Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at Bixby 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

January 3, 2002

Barbara M. Arnold

  
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Barbara Mae Arnold, 35, of Coeur d'Alene, died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at her home.
   Ms. Arnold was born January 22, 1966 in Norwalk, Calif., to Lawrence and Elsie (Oliver) Arnold. She was raised in the Los Angeles, Calif., area until she moved with her family to Carter County, Tenn., where she attended Happy Valley High School. In December of 2000, she moved from the Seattle, Wash., area to Coeur d'Alene. She had worked as a certified nursing assistant at The Gardens Nursing Home in Spokane.
   Ms. Arnold was preceded in death by a brother, David Arnold, in 1975.
   Survivors include her special friend and son, Kimberly and Casey Jones, both of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; her grandmother, Eva Oliver, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a brother, Andrew Arnold, Elizabethton, Tenn.; five sisters, Brenda Caccioppo, Billings, Mont., Patty Arnold, Julie Arnold and Donna Arnold, all of Everett, Wash., and Elizabeth Sheets, Johnson City, Tenn.; three aunts, Sarah, Onie and Hazel; and three uncles, Joe, Johnny and Wayne. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel. The family prefers memorials to the Kootenai County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1005, Hayden Lake, Idaho 83835.
   Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel, (208) 664-3151, was in charge of arrangements.
  

Zola M. Eller

   Mrs. Zola M. "Moma Zola" Eller, 913 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Eller was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Chris A. and Mae Nave Morrell. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Fred Hardin, in 1941, and Charlie Eller, November 22, 1972, a daughter, Frances Wellborn, a brother, Willard Morrell, and a sister, Minnie Galloway.
   Mrs. Eller was a retired telephone operator for North American Rayon Corporation where she was employed for 35 years. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Betty Chambers, Elizabethton; a stepdaughter and her husband, Barbara and John Merritt, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Debbie Keller; eight great-grandchildren; two aunts, Marie Senter and Pansy Taylor, both of Elizabethton; a nephew and his wife, Dr. J.M. and Helen Galloway, Nashville; and a niece and her husband, Doris and Henry Campbell, Nashville.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ELLER -- A Celebration of the Life of Mrs. Zola M. "Moma Zola" Eller, 913 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who went to be with her Lord Wednesday, January 2, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Elmer Carter and the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Music will be provided by Gail Campbell, soloist, and JoAnn Campbell, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Jim Keller, Ricky Paul Whisenhunt, Steve Campbell, Tommy Pleasant, Sam Bradshaw and Floyd Nave. 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 her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Eller Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Stephen L. Harold

   Stephen L. Harold, 52, 144 Quail Ridge Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Harold was a native of Greene County and the son of Virginia Honeycutt Harold, Greeneville, and the late Benjamin A. Harold. He was also preceded in death by a son, Matthew S. Harold, and a daughter, Ashley Harold.
   Mr. Harold was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. He was a Retired Master Sergeant from the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam Conflict and Desert Storm. He was an Agency Manager for Carter County Farm Bureau.
   He was a member of the Hawkins County Kiwanis Club and was Professional Insurance Agent of the Year in 1996 by the Kingsport Life Association. He had earned L.U.T.C.F. and C.L.U. designations, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers, and served on Northeast Tennessee Sales Conference for many years. He was a 1971 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Linda G. Harold, of the home; a daughter, Whitney R. Harold, Franklin; a stepdaughter, Jill S. Thomson, of the home; two brothers and a sister-in-law, William F. Harold, Johnson City, and Benjamin Charles and Diane Harold, Greeneville; and a nephew, William Brandon Harold, Fall Branch.
   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
  
   HAROLD -- Funeral services for Stephen L. Harold, 52, 144 Quail Ridge Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, January 1, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 3, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Brent Seals and the Rev. Steve Holt officiating. Music will be under the direction of Fred Goodwin, Dan Pratt and Jamie Schaff. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 4, at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City, with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Ron Bowman, Earl Jaringan, Scott Masters, Robert Jennings, Doug Crowder, Roger Shepard, Tom NcNeil and Tim King. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 144 Quail Ridge Road, Johnson City, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Young Life Ministries of Upper East Tennessee, c/o Scott Caldwell, P.O. Box 4716, Johnson City, TN 37602. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Potter

   Frank Potter, 75, 317 Green Pond Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at North Side Hospital.
   Mr. Potter was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Charlie and Lester Perkins Potter. He was also preceded in death by a son, Kenny Potter, and a brother, William Paul Potter.
   Mr. Potter had lived in the Cleveland, Ohio area for 40 years before returning to East Tennessee in 1988. He was a retired iron worker and a member of the Iron Workers Local 17 of Cleveland, Ohio. He had served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of Elk River Baptist Church, Butler.
   Survivors include his wife, Louise Ward Potter; a son, Steve Potter, Seven Hills, Ohio; and a brother, the Rev. Fred Potter, Bristol. Three grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   POTTER -- Funeral services for Frank Potter, 75, 317 Green Pond Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, January 1, 2002, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Fred Potter officiating. Music will be provided by the Minton Family. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 4, in the Glennwood Cemetery, Bristol. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Friday, will be Ricky Potter, Bobby Potter, Scott Whaley, Sam Maney, William Earhart, Kent Young, Bill Montgomery and Michael Huffman. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Montgomery, Lee Walsh, Wayne Winters, Thomas Heaton, Bert Walsh, Lester Reece and Hobert Stanley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Potter Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Clyde E. Roberts

   Clyde Eugene "Gene" Roberts, 48, 2901 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Roberts was a native of Carter County and the son of Billy Joe and Mildred Gentry Roberts, Hampton.
   Mr. Roberts was an electronics engineer and was formerly employed at Texas Instruments and at North American Rayon Corporation.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Frances Roberts, and a son, William Charles Roberts.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Bobby Eugene Roberts, Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Ray Kempton, Hampton; a sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Jimmy Barnett, Hampton; a brother, Butch Roberts, Kingsport; a grandson, Seth William Roberts, Hampton; an uncle, Moses Mendenhall, of Illinois; two nieces, Amy Walker, Hampton, and Becky Parlier, Elizabethton; five nephews, Kevin Walker, Charlie and Chris Geisler, all of Hampton, Kenneth and Wayne Stevens, both of Elizabethton; and two brothers-in-law and spouse, Charles and Linda Geisler, Hampton, and Phillip Stevens, 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
  
   ROBERTS -- Graveside services for Clyde Eugene "Gene" Roberts, 48, 2901 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, January 1, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 5, at Roberts Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Waycaster officiating. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Eugene Roberts, Butch Roberts, Kevin Walker, Ray Kempton, Jim Lewis, John Aldro and Charles Geisler. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hughes, Burl Vines and Lewis Russell. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Saturday for the graveside service. Mr. Roberts will be returned to the residence, 2901 Gap Creek Road, Hampton. The family will receive friends at the residence any time after 2 p.m. Thursday until the time of the graveside service on Saturday. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle F. Wilson

   Myrtle F. (Mrs. Robert) Wilson, 87, 708 Clamar Street, Johnson City, died Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Wilson was a native of Clay County, Ky., and the daughter of the late Taylor G. and America Hoskins Feltner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Wilson, and by three brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Wilson attended Central Church of Christ in Johnson City. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Bob J. Sams, Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles M. and Carol Wilson, Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Evelyn Langdon, London, Ky.; a brother, Warren Feltner, St. Augustine, Fla.; four grandsons, Benjie Sams, Atlanta, Ga., David Sams, Johnson City, Michael Sams, Franklin, and Randy Wilson, Charlotte, N.C.; and two granddaughters, Amy Sams, Fletcher, N.C., and Robin Wilson, Spartanburg, S.C. Eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILSON -- Funeral services for Myrtle F. (Mrs. Robert) Wilson, 87, 708 Clamar Street, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, January 2, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 4, at West End Church of Christ, Knoxville, with Mr. Hall Roland, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Knoxville. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at West End Church of Christ in Knoxville. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Children's Library of Central Church of Christ, 2722 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrickjc@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

January 2, 2002

Barbara M. Arnold

  
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Barbara Mae Arnold, 35, of Coeur d'Alene, died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at her home.
   Ms. Arnold was born January 2, 1966 in Norwalk, Calif., to Lawrence and Elsie (Oliver) Arnold. She was raised in the Los Angeles, Calif., area until she moved with her family to Carter County, Tenn., where she attended Happy Valley High School.
   In December of 2000, she moved from the Seattle, Wash., area to Coeur d'Alene. She had worked as a certified nursing assistant at The Gardens Nursing Home in Spokane.
   Ms. Arnold was preceded in death by a brother, David Arnold, in 1975.
   A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel. The family prefers memorials to the Kootenai County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1005, Hayden Lake, Idaho 83835.
   Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel, (208) 664-3151, 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.
   Mr. Byrd was a native of Carter County and a son of the late James Newton and Nancy Ann Brewer Byrd. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Etta G. Guinn Byrd, who died in 1979.
   Mr. Byrd was a retired carpenter and a member of Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thurman (Roxie) Simerly, Hampton, and Mrs. Bob (Colleen) Bowling, Elizabethton; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Arnold Byrd, of the home, Donald Byrd, Hampton, and Ivan and Gloria Byrd, Morristown; and a sister, Mrs. Nannie Presnell, Elizabethton. Twenty-two grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BYRD -- Funeral services for John C. Byrd, 98, 142 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, December 30, 2001, were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Shane Waters officiating. Music was provided by the Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, in the Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, will be Joe Street, George Roberson, Jimmy Collins, Elbert Lyons, Harold Street and Glen Roy Cates. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Memorial Funeral Chapel. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Byrd Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Zola Eller

   Mrs. Zola Eller, 913 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Hattie I. Estep

  
Mrs. Hattie I. Estep, 81, 157 Estep Road, Hampton, died Monday, December 31, 2001, at her residence.
   Mrs. Estep was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Oscar and Josephine Barnett Crowe. She was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
   Mrs. Estep was a homemaker and a member of Dennis Cove Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Hasford R. Estep; a daughter, Frances K. Bennett, Johnson City; four sons, Larry Estep, Hampton, Terry Estep, Jarvis Estep and Stephen Estep, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Mrs. Mamie Davenport, Johnson City. Twenty grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ESTEP -- The visitation for Mrs. Hattie I. Estep, 81, 157 Estep Road, Hampton, who died Monday, December 31, 2001, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2002, at Memorial Funeral Chapel. It was her wish to be cremated. No services are planned. Condolences to the Estep Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Stephen Harrold

   Stephen Harrold, 52, 144 Quail Ridge Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   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

Samuel D. Jordan

   Samuel David "S.D." Jordan, 79, 203 Pine Street, Mountain City, died Sunday, January 30, 2001, at his residence.
   Mr. Jordan was a native of Belair, Md., but had made his home in Johnson County most of his life. He was a son of the late Willis and Vada Robinson Jordan and was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Earl Jordan and Willis Jordan Jr., and a sister, Helen Collins.
   Mr. Jordan was a retired employee of Tri-State Growers, having worked there for 51 years. He was a member and inactive deacon of First Baptist Church and was secretary-treasurer of the Men's Sunday School Class.
   Survivors include his wife, Vera Stout Jordan, Mountain City; four sons, John B. Jordan, Terry Jordan and Jerry Jordan, all of Mountain City, and Phil Jordan, Nashville; three sisters, Goldie Walsh, Kingsport, Marguritte Lowe, Mountain City, and Imogene Millsaps, Elizabethton; a brother, Russell Jordan, Mountain City; six grandchildren, Michael Jordan, Mountain City, Jennifer Jordan, Shady Valley, Tammy Grindstaff, Mountain City, Jerry Jordan Jr., State College, Pa., Sarah Jordan and Justin Jordan, both of Nashville; two great-grandchildren, Cody Jordan and Jessie Ray Cross, both of Mountain City; and three special friends, Jack Muse, Bill Moore and Todd Grayson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JORDAN -- Funeral services for Samuel David "S.D." Jordan, 79, 203 Pine Street, Mountain City, who died Sunday, January 30, 2001, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Norman Reece, Mr. Jim Hutchinson and Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Music will be under the direction of Don Garrett. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 3, at Sunset Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bud Townsend, Ed Townsend, Todd Grayson, John Muse, Pat Conville and Joe Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Hardee's and Mountain City Care Center, the Men's Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, Tri-State Growers Employees and Retirees, Skip Coverdale, Mike White, Jack Muse, Bill Moore, Dr. Donald Walters, Raymond Arnold, Bud Crosswhite, Fred Bays, Nelson Gray, Tom McGuire, Craig Sluder, Tom Neaves, Bruce McGlamery, Gary Bob Niemann, Jack Smith, Pugh Tester, Tom Reed, Earl Rhymer and Quick Shop Employees. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad or the Relay for Life. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence, 203 Pine Street, Mountain City, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to Hux-Lipford@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Potter
   Frank Potter, 317 Green Pond Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at Northside Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Clyde Roberts
   Clyde Roberts, 47, 2901 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   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

Jerry D. Stafford
   Jerry D. Stafford, 64, 735 First Avenue, Hampton, died Sunday, December 30, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Stafford was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Thomas H. and Mina Franklin Stafford. He was also preceded in death by a son, Lincoln Stafford, two brothers, Bill and Larry Stafford, and four sisters, Nell Potter, Christine Laws, Betty Stafford and Diane Stafford.
   Mr. Stafford was a member of Hampton Christian Church and a retired employee of LTV Steel Company as a traffic manager. He earned his Associate Degree in business at Purdue University. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Janice Stafford, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul E. and Norma Stafford, Roan Mountain; three brothers, Earl and Thomas Stafford, both of Elizabethton, and K.P. Stafford, Gray; five sisters, Gladys Eller, Elizabethton, Grace Bogolin, Newnan, Ga., Ruby Sams, Piney Flats, Ann Stafford, Lenoir, N.C., and Nora Dooley, Grayson, Ga.; a grandson, Dale Stafford, and a granddaughter, Elena Stafford, both of Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   STAFFORD -- Funeral services for Jerry D. Stafford, 64, 735 First Avenue, Hampton, who died Sunday, December 30, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Greg Odom, soloist, and Mrs. Charlotte Smith, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 3, at Isaacs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Charlie Stout, Billy Carlson, Donny Cordell, John Cole, Kenny Stafford, John Ruehl, Douglas Calhoun and Kenneth Jacobs. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse "Tom" Dooley and Wayne Johnson. Everyone will meet at the Rhododendron Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 735 First Avenue, Hampton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com.

Mae P. Walsh

   Mae Pearson Walsh, 90, 27 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, December 30, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Walsh was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late John W. and Minnie R. Grogan Pearson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dana T. Walsh Sr., a son, Dana T. Walsh Jr., and by two sisters and two brothers.
   Mrs. Walsh was a homemaker.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Rethia Walsh, Harold and Linda L. Walsh and Gregory and Linda G. Walsh, all of Elizabethton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Ruth White, Knoxville, and Dorothy and Glenn Little, Elizabethton; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Annie Pearson, Cairo, Ga., and Loya Pearson, 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
  
   WALSH -- Funeral services for Mae Pearson Walsh, 90, 27 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, December 30, 2001, were conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Howard Estep officiating. Private graveside services will be conducted at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and granddaughters, Dr. Daniel Merrick, the Nursing Staff of the 5th Floor of Johnson City Medical Center, friends and neighbors. The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Dorothy Little, 23 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.