January 31, 2002

Geneva C. Back

&nbsp  Geneva Chambers Back, 86, of Stamford, Conn., and Alexandria, Va., died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at her home in Stamford.&nbsp  Mrs. Back was born and spent her early years in Elizabethton before moving to Hampton, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah and Hattie Whitehead Chambers; her husband, Lt. Col. John F. Back, a career Army officer; three brothers, Dave Chambers, James Chambers and Don Chambers; and two sisters, Jessie Truitt and Kay Pogue.&nbsp  Mrs. Back traveled extensively with the Army.&nbsp  Survivors include a son, Col. John Frederick Back Jr. (USA, Ret.), Middletown, N.J., and a daughter, Bonnie K. Berner, Rye, N.Y. Six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.&nbsp  Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, February 7, at Ft. Meyers Chapel, Arlington, Va., with interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery.&nbsp  Murphy Funeral Home, Arlington, Va., will be in charge of arrangements.

Christopher Bullard

&nbsp  Christopher Bullard, 20, 462 Muddy Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.&nbsp  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.&nbsp  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Mildred B. Campbell

&nbsp  Mrs. Mildred Buckles Campbell, 74, 366 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 28, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.&nbsp  Mrs. Campbell was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Toy William and Grace Myrtle Bullock Buckles. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leon Shirley Campbell, in 1971; a son, Robert James Campbell; a daughter, Teresa Ann Campbell; and by two brothers and four sisters.&nbsp  Mrs. Campbell was retired from East Tennessee State University in the Housekeeping Department. She was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.&nbsp  Survivors include a son, Edward P. Campbell, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Van Kiger, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Debbie and Guy Holliman, Pleasant Shade, Tenn.; a brother, Paul Buckles, Bristol; two sisters, Virginia Perry and Alma O'Dell, both of Bluff City; four grandchildren, Mitchell Kerr, Roanoke, Va., Zachary Kiger, Winston-Salem, N.C., Dalis Holliman and Hayden Holliman, both of Pleasant Shade, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren, Killian Kerr and Aislinn Kerr, both of Roanoke, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.&nbsp  These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy&nbsp  &nbsp  CAMPBELL -- Graveside services for Mrs. Mildred Buckles Campbell, 74, 366 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 28, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery with Pastor Estel Williams officiating. Active pallbearers will be Robert Campbell, Wayne Campbell, Malcolm Danner, Allen Bishop, Danny Buchanan and Edward Buckles. Honorary pallbearer will be Sam Hampton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until 12 noon Saturday at the funeral home, prior to the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B-216, Nashville, Tenn. 37215 or to the charity of your choice. 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

James R. Clark Sr.

&nbsp  James R. Clark Sr., 51, 504 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 27, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.&nbsp  Mr. Clark was a native of Taylorsville, N.C., and the son of Annie Mae P. Clark Walker, Lenoir, N.C., and the late Ronald Ned Clark. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Clark.&nbsp  Mr. Clark was a member of Bible Baptist Church. He was a former employee of Hamry Furniture Company and a former employee of Farm Supply of Elizabethton.&nbsp  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Joyce Bowers Clark, of the home; his stepfather, Collis Walker, Lenoir, N.C.; three sons, James R. "Skip" Clark Jr., Mt. Airy, N.C., James W. "Jimmy" Buchanan II and Christopher L. Buchanan, both of Elizabethton; three daughters, Angel Gallimore, Winston-Salem, N.C., Melina Clark, Mt. Airy, N.C., and Christina Sparks, Hudson, N.C.; three brothers, Thomas E. Clark, Tampa, Fla., Richard L. Clark and Terrell D. Clark, both of Lenoir, N.C.; two sisters, Becky Kitchen and Karen Jones, both of High Point, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Cody Clark, Heaven Clark and Brandon Clark, all of Mt. Airy, N.C., Gabrielle Marshall and Nick Gallimore, both of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Dillon Buchanan, Johnson City. Eight nephews, eight nieces and several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.&nbsp  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&nbsp  &nbsp  CLARK -- Funeral services for James R. Clark Sr., 51, 504 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 27, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. James Murray officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bible Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 1, at Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Hardy, David Bowers, Steve Reece, Billy Bowers, Patrick Newton and Richard Oatman. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Bowers, Glen Beam, Kevin Buchanan, Robert Mitchell, Doug Vasbinder, Dale Milliken and Robert Bowers. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 504 Lee Avenue, 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.

Bernice Pierce

&nbsp  Mrs. Bernice Pierce, 79, 124 Witcher Lane, Erwin, died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.&nbsp  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.&nbsp  Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

January 30, 2002

Mildred B. Campbell


   Mrs. Mildred Buckles Campbell, 74, 366 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 28, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

James R. Clark Sr.

   James R. Clark Sr., 51, 504 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 27, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Clark was a native of Taylorsville, N.C., and the son of Annie Mae P. Clark Walker, Lenoir, N.C., and the late Ronald Ned Clark. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Clark.
   Mr. Clark was a member of Bible Baptist Church. He was a former employee of Hamry Furniture Company and a former employee of Farm Supply of Elizabethton.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Joyce Bowers Clark, of the home; his stepfather, Collis Walker, Lenoir, N.C.; three sons, James R. "Skip" Clark Jr., Mt. Airy, N.C., James W. "Jimmy" Buchanan II and Christopher L. Buchanan, both of Elizabethton; three daughters, Angel Gallimore, Winston-Salem, N.C., Melina Clark, Mt. Airy, N.C., and Christina Sparks, Hudson, N.C.; three brothers, Thomas E. Clark, Tampa, Fla., Richard L. Clark and Terrell D. Clark, both of Lenoir, N.C.; two sisters, Becky Kitchen and Karen Jones, both of High Point, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Cody Clark, Heaven Clark and Brandon Clark, all of Mt. Airy, N.C., Gabrielle Marshall and Nick Gallimore, both of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Dillon Buchanan, Johnson City. Eight nephews, eight nieces and 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
  
   CLARK -- Funeral services for James R. Clark Sr., 51, 504 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 27, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. James Murray officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bible Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 1, at Deloach Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Hardy, David Bowers, Steve Reece, Billy Bowers, Patrick Newton and Richard Oatman. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Bowers, Glen Beam, Kevin Buchanan, Robert Mitchell, Doug Vasbinder, Dale Milliken and Robert Bowers. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 504 Lee Avenue, 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.

James W. Potter

   James W. "Jim" Potter, 86, 289 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Potter was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Hamilton and Zada Andrews Potter. He was also preceded in death by four sisters.
   Mr. Potter was a member and Elder of Elk Park Christian Church. He was retired from the Carter County School System after 44 years of service as High School Principal at the following schools: Cloudland High School, Unaka High School and Hampton High School. He was a Watauga Academy graduate and received his Master's Degree from East Tennessee State University.
   Mr. Potter was a former summer employee of the U.S. Forestry Department, Co-Chairman of the Miss Watauga Valley Pageant and a Charter member of the Roan Mountain Citizens Club. He was instrumental in starting the Roan Mountain Naturalist Rally and served as Tour Director. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy Seabees.
   Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Edna VonCannon Potter, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and David Williams, Surgoinsville; three granddaughters, Judith Ann Williams, Surgoinsville, Robin and spouse, Josh Vess, Dandridge, and Sonya Williams, Knoxville; and a brother, Monta Potter, N. Wilkesboro, 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
  
   POTTER -- Funeral services for James W. "Jim" Potter, 86, 289 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, January 26, 2002, were conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 28, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Wetzel and Mr. Palma Bennett, Mr. Gerald Holly and Mr. Ed Hayes, ministers, officiating. Music was under the direction of Eric Griffith, soloist, and Gloria Holly. Graveside services and interment were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers were Charles VonCannon, Frank VonCannon, Lynn Griffith, W.O. Hampton, Jackie Peters, Bob Hensley, J.M. Heaton and Ted Hughes. Honorary pallbearers were Rowland Bailey, Harlan Ledford, Raymond Hill, Larry Proffitt, J.L. Holtsclaw, Durward Julian, Stacey Archer, Walter Stewart, Edward Morgan, George McQueen, Rudy Johnson, Jim Hughes, Kenneth Stevens, Dr. Ali Bassal, Jim Hicks, John Smith, Bud Gentry, Ken Caswell, Edward Williams, Bill Gaines, Murriel Holtsclaw, Ray Greer, Bob Burleson, Paul Wilson, I.C. Garland, Dr. Wesley Hanson, Dr. Harold Alison, Howard Hayes, Winston Church, Dr. Gary Wallace, Dallas Williams, A.B. Grindstaff, Sheriff John Henson, the men of Elk Park Christian Church, the men of Upper and Lower Shell Creek Christian Church and the following Board Members of Elk Park Christian Church: Harry McGee, Gregg Harris, Jim Erwin, William Turbyfill, Rick Winter, Charles McKnight and Larry Hicks. Everyone met at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 289 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Potter to Emmanuel School of Religion, 1 Walker Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601, or Elk Park Christian Church, 220 Old Mill Road, Elk Park, N.C. 28622, or Elk Park Christian Church, P.O. Box 158, Elk Park, N.C. 28622. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline P. Robinson

   Mrs. Pauline Proffitt Robinson, 76, 152 Landfill Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 28, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Robinson was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Stacey and Emma Pearl South Proffitt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mose Paul Robinson, in 1961, and by two brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Robinson was a member of North Side Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include ten daughters and seven sons-in-law, Sandra and Dean Presnell, Brenda Guinn, Mozetta and Luther Norris, Paulette and Roger Grindstaff, Frances and J.D. Holly, Lena and John Brewer, Margaret and Jerry Harrison, Donna Robinson and Lisa Taylor, all of Elizabethton, and Carolyn and Dewey McDaniel, Cleveland, N.C.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary and Kennetha Robinson, Hampton, and Randy Robinson, Elizabethton; two sisters, Ruby Proffitt and Ann Marongelli, both of Pennsylvania; and four brothers, Monroe Proffitt, Larry Proffitt and Bill Proffitt, all of Mountain City, and Clifton Proffitt, Johnson City. Twenty-nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   ROBINSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Proffitt Robinson, 76, 152 Landfill Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 28, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Floyd Walker Roberson and the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Music will be by the Hunter Memorial Baptist Church Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 31, in the Proffitt Cemetery, Mountain City. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Dr. Scott Caudle, Dr. Todd Whitaker, the Rev. Bobby Stout, the Rev. Bud Malone, Dr. John Freeman and a special friend, Ruby Smith. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday or at the home of any of the children 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 29, 2002

Mary Brumit


   Miss Mary Brumit, 91, 2316 Eagle Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 27, 2002, at her residence.
   Miss Brumit was a native of Jefferson, N.C., and a daughter of the late Dan and Rebecca Smith Brumit. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby Mooney, Laura Brumit, Hattie Moore Butler and Pauline Brumit, and two brothers, Lawrence Brumit and Luke Brumit.
   Miss Brumit had lived in Elizabethton most of her life. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended Carson-Newman College. She was employed by the J.C. Penney Company for 47 years, serving as Office Manager and as Assistant Manager during World War II.
   She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club and had served as president. She worked with the B&PW when the first Library Building was built, and was instrumental in starting the Girl's Club of Elizabethton. She was a Charter member of the AARP.
   Miss Brumit was a long time member of First Baptist Church and the Philathea Sunday School Class and had served as their secretary during her active years. She was the leader of several youth organizations.
   Survivors include a sister, Katherine Brumit Hendrix, Johnson City; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and one great-great-niece.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BRUMIT -- Funeral services for Miss Mary Brumit, 91, 2316 Eagle Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 27, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Interment will be in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, will be Patrick Sweeney, Pat Sweeney, Jim Magill, Dan Hendrix, Skip Hendrix, Dustin Hendrix, Dan Conner and John Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Erwin Tucker, Todd Tucker, Marvin Lackey, Jack Foster, Kyle Chambers, Roy Hampton, Folsom Angel, John Hathaway, Bruce Shipley, Dr. T.P. Cruz, Dr. Paul Thur de Koos and Gary White. Also a special "Thank You" to Mr. Tim Ross. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Brumit Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James R. Clark Sr.

   James R. Clark Sr., 51, 504 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 27, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

John H. Macfarlan

   John Howard Macfarlan, 38, of Murphy, N.C., died Friday, January 25, 2002, in an Atlanta, Georgia hospital following a brief illness with colon cancer.
   Mr. Macfarlan was a native of Dade County, Fla., and had lived most of his life in Boca Raton, Fla., before moving to Murphy, N.C., in 1992.
   Mr. Macfarlan was a 1981 graduate of Boca Raton High School, a 1985 graduate of Mars Hill College and a 1988 graduate of Stetson Law School in St. Petersburg, Fla. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving as Chief of Military Justice at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. He was an associate in The Law Offices of Merinda Swanson Woody.
   He was active in the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and served on their board of directors. He supported and volunteered for many civic and community organizations.
   Mr. Macfarlan was of the Baptist faith and a member of Bibleton Community Church.
   Survivors include his parents, Howard M. and Gloria Macfarlan, Roan Mountain; a brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Laura Macfarlan, Siloam Springs, Ark.; two nieces and two nephews, Ginger, Lydia, Kyle and Luke Macfarlan; and his partner of nine years, Jerry Wilson, Murphy, N.C.
   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
  
   MACFARLAN -- Funeral services for John Howard Macfarlan, 38, of Murphy, N.C., who died Friday, January 25, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of David and Becky Hale. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 31, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Hale, Ray Hale and Roy Smith. The family, friends, minister and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his parents, Howard and Gloria Macfarlan, 350 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to Carter County Bank, 601 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 for a Memorial Music Scholarship Fund at Mars Hill College. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline Robinson

   Mrs. Pauline Robinson, 76, 119 Landfill Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 28, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

James D. Vance

   James Durward Vance, 81, 4112 Vine Street, Adrian, Mich., died Sunday, January 27, 2002, at Bixby Hospital in Adrian, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Vance was a native of Roan Mountain and the son of the late Sherman and Ruth Winters Vance. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Vance and Sylvia Miller.
   Mr. Vance was a member of the United Brethren Church in Adrian. He was a retired security officer for the State of Michigan at The Girl's Training School.
   Survivors include his wife, Helen Maude Harrison Vance, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Larry Sneed, Tecumseh, Mich.; a son, James Vance, Jackson, Mich.; a granddaughter; four grandsons; a great-grandson; five brothers, Sterling Vance, Ray Vance and Sherman Vance Jr., all of Roan Mountain, V.I. Vance and the Rev. John Vance, both of Hampton; and four sisters, Jewel Holsclaw and Mary Bunten, both of Elizabethton, Inez Johnson and Opal Jarrett, both of Roan Mountain.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 28, 2002

Ruby M. Clark

   Mrs. Ruby Million Clark, 96, formerly of 2020 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Clark was the daughter of the late William Tuggle Million and Claudia Holmes Million. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Clark, and a grandson, Michael J. Clark.
   Mrs. Clark was a retired school teacher who taught in the Carter County School System for 37 years. She was a 4-H Club leader while teaching and after retiring was a volunteer leader. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a member of Big Springs Church of Christ, serving as pianist, Sunday School and Bible study teacher. She was a charter member of the Ladies Sunshine Circle of the church and held the office of president for seven years, and later served as secretary, reporter and treasurer.
   Survivors include a son, Col. (Ret.) Jack T. Clark and his wife Gisela, Williamsburg, Va.; grandson and family, LTC Stephen A. Clark and his wife Cynthia, great-granddaughters, Shelby and Sydney, Herndon, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Jewel and Frank Rankin, White Pine; grandson and family, Andrew C. Sonner and his wife Melissa, great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alex, Maryville, and numerous other family members.
   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
  
   CLARK -- Mrs. Ruby Million Clark, 96, formerly of 2020 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the late William Tuggle Million and Claudia Holmes Million of Limestone, TN. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas A. Clark, and her grandson, Michael J. Clark. Mrs. Clark was a retired school teacher who taught in the Carter County School System for 37 years. She was an outstanding 4-H Club leader while teaching and after retiring was a volunteer leader. Many youth of the county owe their success in 4-H Club to her. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. For all of her life, she was a dedicated member of the Big Springs Church of Christ, serving as pianist, Sunday School and Bible study teacher. She was a charter member of the Ladies Sunshine Circle of the church and held the office of president for seven years, and later served as secretary, reporter and treasurer. Survivors include a son, Col. (Ret.) Jack T. Clark and his wife Gisela of Williamsburg, Va.; grandson and family, LTC Stephen A. Clark and his wife Cynthia, great-granddaughters, Shelby and Sydney of Herndon, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Jewel and Frank Rankin of White Pine, Tenn.; grandson and family, Andrew C. Sonner and his wife Melissa, great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alex of Maryville, Tenn., and numerous other family members. The funeral service for Mrs. Clark will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Terry Lyons, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by several members of the Big Springs Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Stephen Clark, Andrew Sonner, Jamie Clark, Mark Clark, Lewis Heaton and James Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be the Board of Big Springs Church of Christ and the Ladies of the Sunshine Circle. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Clark to the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library, 201 North Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 South Riverside Drive, 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.

January 27, 2002

Ruby M. Clark

   Mrs. Ruby M. Clark, 96, formerly of 2020 Southside Rd., Elizabethton, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the present time and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Pauline T. Hughes

  
Pauline Tipton Hughes, 87, formerly of Rt. 1, Cove Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, N.C., following an extended illness.
   A Washington County, Tenn., native, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Louise Yandell Tipton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loftus Hughes, and a daughter, Betty Hughes Reece, in 1999.
   She was a member of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a son, Bill Hughes, De Land, Fla., two sisters-in-law and spouse, Willie and Reynard Calhoun, Roan Mountain, Mabel Troutman, Roan Mountain, one granddaughter and spouse, Kathy and Johnny Ledford, Roan Mountain, two great-grandchildren, Melinda Fields, Roan Mountain, and Jessica Ledford, Roan Mountain. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HUGHES -- Funeral services for Pauline Tipton Hughes, 87, formerly of Rt. 1, Cove Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, who died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Blevins and Mr. Bedford Motley, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rachel Deal, soloist, and Charlotte Smith, organist. Interment will follow the service in Hughes Cemetery, Cove Creek community. Active pallbearers will be Jack Barnett, Tom Jarrett, Harold Jarrett, A.J. Ledford, Danny Miller, Walter Heaton, J.B. Ellis and Jim Strickland. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Stockton, Johnny Hill, Carroll Hill, Ted Barnett, Don Hill, W.H. Hill, Roy Hale, Jack Troutman, Dr. E.H. Smith, J.L. Troutman, Mike Street, Sonny Ellis, Ernie Norris, the nursing staff of Cannon Memorial Hospital at Linville, N.C., and the staff of Life Care Center of Banner Elk, N.C. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, or other times at the residence of a granddaughter and spouse, Kathy and Johnny Ledford, 375 Shell Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

John H. Macfarlan

  
John Howard Macfarlan, 38, of Murphy, N.C.., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, in an Atlanta, Ga., hospital following a brief illness with colon cancer.
   A Dade County, Fla., native, he had lived most of his life in Boca Raton, Fla., before moving to Murphy, N.C., in 1992.
   He was a 1981 graduate of Boca Raton High School, a 1985 graduate of Mars Hill College, and a 1988 graduate of Stetson Law School in St. Petersburg, Fla. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving as Chief of Military Justice at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. He was an associate in the Law Offices of Merinda Swanson Woody. He was active in the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and served on their board of directors. He supported and volunteered for many civic and community organizations. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Bibleton Community Church.
   Survivors include his parents, Howard M. and Gloria Macfarlan, Roan Mountain, Tenn., a brother, Kevin Macfarlan and his wife, Laura, of Siloam Springs, Ark., two nieces and two nephews, Ginger, Lydia, Kyle and Luke Macfarlan, and his partner of nine years, Jerry Wilson of Murphy.
   Mr. Macfarlan will be returned to Elizabethton for the funeral service and interment, and arrangements are incomplete at the present time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans-com/Tetrick

James W. Potter

  
James W. "Jim" Potter, 86, 289 Hwy. 143, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   A Carter County native, he was the son of the late Hamilton and Zada Andrews Potter. He was preceded in death by four sisters.
   He was a member and elder of Elk Park Christian Church. Mr. Potter was retired from Carter County School System after 44 years of service as a principal at the following schools: Cloudland High School, Unaka High School and Hampton High School. He was a Watauga Academy graduate and received his master's degree from East Tennessee State University. He was a former summer employee of the U.S. Forestry Department, co-chairman of Miss Watauga Valley Pageant and charter member of Roan Mountain Citizens Club. He was instrumental in starting Roan Mountain Naturalist Rally and served as tour director. Mr. Potter was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy Seabees.
   Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Edna VonCannon Potter of the home, one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and David Williams, Surgoinsville, Tenn., three granddaughters, Judith Ann Williams, Surgoinsville, Tenn., Robin and spouse, Josh Vess, Dandridge, Tenn., Sonya Williams, Knoxville, Tenn., one brother, Monta Potter, N. Wilkesboro, N.C., several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   POTTER -- Funeral services for James W. "Jim" Potter, 86, 289 Hwy. 143, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Dr. Robert Wetzel, and Messers Palma Bennett, Gerald Holly and Ed Hayes, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Eric Griffith, soloist, and Gloria Holly. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Charles VonCannon, Frank VonCannon, Lynn Griffith, W.O. Hampton, Jackie Peters, Bob Hensley, J.M. Heaton and Ted Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Rowland Bailey, Harlan Ledford, Raymond Hill, Larry Proffitt, J.L. Holtsclaw, Durward Julian, Stacey Archer, Walter Stewart, Edward Morgan, George McQueen, Rudy Johnson, Jim Hughes, Kenneth Stevens, Dr. Ali Bassal, Jim Hicks, John Smith, Bud Gentry, Ken Caswell, Edward Williams, Bill Gaines, Murriel Holtsclaw, Ray Greer, Bob Burleson, Paul Wilson, I.C. Garland, Dr. Wesley Hanson, Dr. Harold Alison, Howard Hayes, Winston Church and Dr. Gary Wallace. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or other times at the residence, 289 Hwy. 143, Roan Mountain, Tenn., any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Potter to Emmanuel School of Religion, 1 Walker Dr., Johnson City, TN 37601, or Elk Park Christian Church, 220 Old Mill Rd., Elk Park, NC, 28622, or Elk Park Christian Church, P.O. Box 158, Elk Park, NC 28622. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Manley K. Potter

   JASPER -- Manley K. Potter, 76, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, in a Chattanooga hospital.
   Mr. Potter was a native of Hampton and the son of the late Dan W. and Julie Stout Potter. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna B. Potter, and by a brother and four sisters.
   Mr. Potter was a retired engineer with TVA and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Nina Potter, Lawrenceville, Ga.; three step-daughters, Mary Maney, Flat Rock, Ark., Nancy Self, Conway, Ark., and Alice Minter, Soddy-Daisy; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Dorothy Potter, Elizabethton; a sister, Helen Cates, Hampton; three grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; a special nephew, Danny Potter; and several other nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services and interment will be conducted Sunday, January 27, in Jasper.
   Tate Funeral Home, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, Tenn., (423) 942-9500, is in charge of arrangements.

Cecile C. Quillen

   Cecile Cox Quillen, wife of former Congressman James H. "Jimmy" Quillen, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at Indian Path Medical Center.
   A native of Greene County, Tenn., she was the eldest daughter of the late Emory M. Cox Sr. and the late Linnie Lee Spears Cox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers, Claude Cox, Cincinnati, Ohio, Fred Cox, Kingsport, and Emory Cox Jr., Kingsport, and one sister, Hazle Cox Evans of Kingsport.
   During her early years, she was employed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and later by Eastman Chemical Company.
   Mrs. Quillen's determination and inspiration to others resulted in the creation of the Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Excellence in Geriatrics and Gerontology at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City. Contributors to the Chair were honored at a reception at East Tennessee State University on May 18, 1985, which was attended by then Vice President and Mrs. George Bush, longtime friends of Mrs. Quillen and her husband.
   She and the congressman were honored on Jan. 25, 1991, when the James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Center for Rehabilitative Medicine was dedicated. The facility is located at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   In 1991, she was nominated for the America's Awards which had the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale as honorary chairman. This award cites the unsung heroes who personify the American character and spirit.
   There were eight presidents in the White House during her role as a congressman's wife, and she was highly acclaimed as a charming and gracious hostess who was always at her husband's side.
   Mrs. Quillen was affiliated with numerous organizations in Washington and in her hometown of Kingsport. These include The Congressional Club, The Long Island Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, VFW Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star, Women of the Moose, The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, the Republican Congressional Wives Club and the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women.
   Along with her husband, she was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.
   In addition to her husband, survivors include one sister, Mrs. Ona Cox Long and one brother, Rex Cox, all of Kingsport.
   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   QUILLEN -- Funeral services for Cecile Cox Quillen of Kingsport, who died Friday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Broad Street United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jack Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Calling hours are from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the church Memorial gifts may be made to James H. Quillen College of Medicine Foundation Office, ETSU, Box 70721, Johnson City, TN 37614-0721; the James H. Quillen Regional Heart Center Foundation Department, West Ravine Rd., Kingsport, TN 37660; the James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Center for Rehabilitative Medicine, Sixth Level, JCMC, 400 State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604; the Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Excellence in Geriatrics and Gerontology, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, 11-E, Mountain Home, TN 37684 or to the First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, TN 37662. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is in charge of the arrangements.

Cecil A. Walsh

Miss Cecil Ann Walsh, 98, 601 W. Main St., Johnson City, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A Carter County native, she was a daughter of the late George and Martha Grindstaff Walsh. She had lived in Johnson City since 1955. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mae Lewis and Pearl Lipford, and three brothers, Bert Walsh, Jim Walsh and Obie Walsh.
   She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp. Miss Walsh was a member of University Parkway Baptist church.
   Survivors include a niece with whom she made her home, Shirley Caruso, of the home, and several others nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WALSH -- Funeral services for Miss Cecil Ann Walsh, 98, 601 W. Main St., Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Reggie Weems officiating. Interment will be in Butler Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Bruce Simcox officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from friends attending the service. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the Walsh family via e-mail address mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

McKenzie G. Williams

  
McKenzie Grace Williams, two-day-old infant daughter of Travis and Rachael Carter Williams, 1484 Hwy. 19-E, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a triplet infant sister and brother, Hannah Victoria Williams and Carter Nathaniel Williams, both of the home, maternal grandparents, Ray Mike and Glenda Williams Carter, Elizabethton, paternal grandparents, Elwayne "Wayne" and Linda Southerland Williams, Elizabethton, maternal great-grandmother, Zula Carr Carter, Elizabethton, one aunt and uncle, Donna and Perry Williams, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for McKenzie Grace Williams, two-day-old infant daughter of Travis and Rachael Carter Williams, 1484 Hwy. 19-E, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of No Name But His. The graveside service and interment will be conducted a 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. William Block, Dr. Bedford Bonta, the nursing staff - neonatal unit of Johnson City Medical Center, deacons and elders of Bunker Hill Christian Church, Dennis Scalf and Rocky Maines. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or other times at the residence, 1484 Hwy. 19-E, Elizabethton any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 25, 2002

Billie J. Birchfield

   Billie Jean Birchfield, 76, 425 Field Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Ms. Birchfield was a native of Albuquerque, N.M., and a daughter of the late David L. and Dela Garland Birchfield. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ron Honeycutt; a grandson, Hugh Honeycutt; two brothers, Jessie James Birchfield and Robert Howard Birchfield; and a sister, Frances Birchfield.
   Ms. Birchfield had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include seven grandchildren, Bobby Tallen, Chattanooga, Ronald Douglas Honeycutt, Woodbridge, Va., Carmen Honeycutt Smith and Tenta Honeycutt Cannon, both of Waldoff, Md., Herschel Honeycutt, Manasse\e, Va., Bradley Honeycutt, Elizabethton, and Marcellus Honeycutt, Johnson City. Seventeen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BIRCHFIELD -- Memorial services for Billie Jean Birchfield, 76, 425 Field Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, will be conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Witt officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. It was her wish to be cremated. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Birchfield Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joey C. Burrow

   Joey C. Burrow, 56, 111 East K. Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Burrow was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Harmon and Lillie Mae "Pill" Cordell Burrow. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Tammy Nelson Burrow, who died December 6, 2001.
   Mr. Burrow was a 1963 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a U.S. Postal Employee of the Johnson City Post Office. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a Life Member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166, a Life Member of the DAV Chapter 17, Elizabethton, and a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include two aunts, Thelma McKinney, Roan Mountain, and Beatrice Blevins, Akron, Ohio, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Ruth Nelson, 621 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton. Several cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BURROW -- Memorial services for Joey C. Burrow, 56, 111 East K. Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Donald B. Marshall, minister, officiating. It was his wish to be cremated. Inurnment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Graveside Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Gentry, Harold Range, Mike Whisenhunt, Bill Stansberry and employees of the Johnson City Post Office. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Burrow Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ethelyn D. Miller

   Mrs. Ethelyn "Lyn" Dabbs Miller, 80, 484 Fall Creek Road, Blountville, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Miller was a native of Nashville and had lived her early life in Asheville, N.C.; Memphis; and Little, Rock, Ark. She had lived in the East Tennessee area since 1979. She also had lived in Greenland; Alaska; Germany; Washington, D.C.; Lincoln, Neb.; Waco, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; Topeka, Kan.; Pueblo, Colo.; Montgomery, Ala.; Moultrie, Ga.; and Oklahoma City, Okla. She was a daughter of the late Marion Chaffe Dabbs and John Virgil Dabbs.
   Mrs. Miller was an Episcopalian and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Retired Officers Association.
   Survivors include her husband, Col. Thomas E. Miller; a son, Stuart Miller, Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Marliss Bombardier, Ridgefield, Wash.; two brothers, Lowell Dabbs, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Thurman Dabbs, Farmington, N.M. Four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MILLER -- Ethelyn "Lyn" Dabbs Miller, beloved soul mate for more than 57 years of Col. Thomas E. Miller, USAF (retired), died after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at her home in Blountville, Tenn. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; her son, Stuart and his wife Glenda; her daughter, Marliss and her husband Randy; four beloved grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Lyn was not only an outstanding wife and mother but she also loved her associations with the ladies of the local chapter of the Retired Officers Association and all her other dear friends. She was a member of the Episcopal faith. She was a superb homemaker, Mother, and truly an anchor for her family in many odd and varied places often under very difficult circumstances, dutifully following her husband with their family around about half of the earth, including Greenland, Alaska, Germany, Washington, D.C., Lincoln, Neb., Waco, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, Topeka, Kan., Pueblo, Colo., Montgomery, Ala., Moultrie, Ga., and Oklahoma City, Okla. After her husband retired from the military she continued in her role as mother and homemaker in Missouri and Tennessee. She was born April 24, 1921 in Nashville, Tenn., and as she grew to maturity she lived in Asheville, N.C., Memphis, Tenn., and Little Rock, Ark. Her family and friends deeply grieve for her. But all who knew her are happy that finally she has been "called home" to her reward as one of GOD'S great Ladies! The funeral service for Mrs. Miller will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, January 27, in the Morris-Baker North Chapel. The Rev. Gene R. Smitherman will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorials to The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, 34 Wall Street, Suite 802, Asheville, N.C. 28801. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

Cleophas Shelton

   Cleophas "Cleo" Shelton, 79, 118 Dennis Cove Road, Hampton, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 24, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Shelton was a native of Madison County, N.C., and had lived in Hampton since 1941. He was a son of the late David and Edna Haynie Shelton and was also preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Smart, in 1987.
   Mr. Shelton was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was owner and operator of Braemar Welder and Auto Repair and a member of the Hampton Christian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Vorita "Peep" Shelton, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, C.C. "Bud" and Darlene Shelton, Virginia Beach, Va., and Richard A. and Ellen Shelton, Kingsport; five brothers, Conard Shelton, Swansboro, N.C., Edgar Shelton, Murphy, N.C., John Shelton, Hayesville, N.C., Wallace Shelton, Blairsville, Ga., and Robert C. Haynie, Cinnaminson, N.J.; three sisters, Evelyn Pottearla, Nicklesville, Ga., Martha Ann Hawkins, Murphy, N.C., and Christine Emery, Bunter, N.C.; two grandsons, Christopher Shelton and his wife Tanya Shelton, and Shawn Shelton, all of Richmond, Va.; a granddaughter, Miss Tracie Carol Shelton, Hampton; and a step-great-granddaughter, Dusty Buckles, Gray. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SHELTON -- Funeral services for Cleophas "Cleo" Shelton, 79, 118 Dennis Cove Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, January 24, 2002, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, January 27, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Tracie Shelton. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 28, in the VA National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Jay Baird, Danny Goodwin, Charlie Cutlip, Mike Clawson, Charlie Clawson, Jerry Street and Kenneth Leonard. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and elders of Hampton Christian Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Hampton Christian Church, 810 Deerfield Lane, Hampton, Tenn. 37658. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also 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

Donna M. Ward

   Mrs. Donna M. Ingram Ward, 88, 115 Woodlawn Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at Lakebridge Health Care Center.
   Mrs. Ward was a native of Hampton, having lived in Johnson City the past 22 years. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Emma Ingram and was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Ward, in 1969, and by a daughter, a brother and two sisters.
   Mrs. Ward was a homemaker and a member of Clark Street Baptist Church, Johnson City.
   Survivors include a daughter, Emma W. Rastall, Johnson City; three grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; nieces and nephews.
   Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-2101, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WARD -- Graveside services for Mrs. Donna M. Ingram Ward, 88, 115 Woodlawn Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Friends will not be received at the funeral home but may call at the residence of her daughter, Emma Rastall, 2423 Aspen Drive, Johnson City. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Diabetes Center-International of NE Tennessee. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via rastall@chartertn.net. Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

January 24, 2002

Norman G. Bowling

   Norman Greene Bowling, 65, 582 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Bowling was a son of the late George Harrison and Mary Jane Bare Bowling. A native of Wilkes County, N.C., he had lived most of his life in Burnsville, N.C.
   Mr. Bowling was of the Baptist faith and was a logger for most of his life. He had been employed by Hickory Spring for 10 years. He was preceded in death by five brothers.
   Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Ina Jean Higgins Bowling, of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Remona and Richard Noah, Thomasville, N.C., Brenda and Eddie Arrowood, Elizabethton, Pamela and David Lackey, Millers Creek, N.C., and Teresa and Ernest Jr. McManus, Purlear, N.C.; six grandchildren, Shane Noah, Joel Church, Brandon Arrowood, Kristi Church, Misty McManus and Kesha McManus; five brothers, Robert Bowling, Arnold Bowling, Therman Bowling, Jess James Bowling and Earl Bowling, and three sisters, Lilly Call, Georgia Sheets and Delva Miller, all of North Wilkesboro, NC. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Mr. Bowling will be returned to Burnsville, N.C., for interment. Friends may call at the home of a daughter, Brenda Arrowood, 689 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton.
   Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home, 501 E. Main Street, Burnsville, N.C., (828) 682-2310, will be in charge of arrangements.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Joey C. Burrow

   Joey C. Burrow, 56, 111 East K. Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Burrow was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Harmon and Lillie Mae "Pill" Cordell Burrow. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Tammy Nelson Burrow, who died December 6, 2001.
   Mr. Burrow was a 1963 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a U.S. Postal Employee of the Johnson City Post Office. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a Life Member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166, a Life Member of the DAV Chapter 17, Elizabethton, and a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include two aunts, Thelma McKinney, Roan Mountain, and Beatrice Blevins, Akron, Ohio, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Ruth Nelson, Elizabethton. Several cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BURROW -- Memorial services for Joey C. Burrow, 56, 111 East K. Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Donald B. Marshall, minister, officiating. It was his wish to be cremated. Inurnment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Graveside Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Gentry, Harold Range, Mike Whisenhunt, Bill Stansberry and employees of the Johnson City Post Office. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Burrow Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Carr

  
Frank Carr, 82, 135 Old Stoney Loop, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Carr was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Lee and Belle Lyons Carr. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Edel Carr Sams; six brothers, Arvy, Jess, Arline, Andre, Paul and Silas; a stepson, Sam Bowers II; and a granddaughter, Julie Seymore.
   Mr. Carr was a decorated World War II U.S. Army veteran, Staff Sergeant and Squad Leader, Army 6th Division, in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, after 41 years, and a member of East River Park Christian Church, where he served as a deacon.
   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Eunice Parlier Bowers Carr, of the home; a son, Jerry Lee Carr, Elizabethton; three daughters and a son-in-law, Judy Carr Seymore, Rocky Mt., N.C., Karen (Carr) and Mark Gilmore, Kernersville, N.C., and Kristi Carr, Annapolis, Md.; two step-daughters, Bobbi Bowers Range-Leonard, Kingsport, and Wilda (Bowers) and Edward Newman, Columbia, Md.; a sister, Viola Carr Culbert, Knoxville; seven grandsons, Ronald Range Jr., Richard Range, Sam Bowers III, David Newman, Joe Tipton Jr., Jonah Seymore and Alex Carr; and three step-grandchildren, Kim Buck, Josh Gilmore and Sara Gilmore. Three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   CARR -- Funeral services for Frank Carr, 82, 135 Old Stoney Loop, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 25, at East River Park Christian Church with Mr. John H. Smith and Mr. Joel Stauffer, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of John and Mary Smith and Lavelle Fair. Interment will follow at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be Jack Honeycutt, Clyde Buckles, John Rominger, Norman McDiffitt, Marvin Parlier and Rollin Chase. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men's Sunday School Class and the elders and deacons of East River Park Christian Church, Dick Parlier, Archie Parlier and Dr. Melvin Willis. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 24, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 135 Old Stoney Loop, 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.

Jackie H. Earnest

   LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jackie H. Earnest, 62, of Lakeland, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at Moffitt Cancer & Research Center, Tampa.
   Mrs. Earnest was a native of Savannah, Tenn., and had been a resident of Lakeland for 36 years, moving here from Kingsport, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of Family Worship Center, Lakeland.
   Mrs. Earnest was a graduate of Memphis University where she served as vice president of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She was past president of the Junior Woman's Club and served as Thrift Sale Chairman of the Junior League of Greater Lakeland. She taught church school and attended Bible studies and prayer groups. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi alums, and the YMCA.
   Survivors include her husband, Dr. Ben F. Earnest Jr., Lakeland, and two sons, Benjamin "Skipper" Earnest III, Lakeland, and Edward J. Earnest, Tampa.
   Funeral services and interment will be conducted Sunday, January 27, in Lakeland. Memorials may be made to the Family Worship Center Building Fund, 1350 E. Main Street, Lakeland, Fla., 33801; the Moffitt Cancer & Research Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Fla., 33612-9497; or the American Cancer Society, 809 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Fla. 33801.
   Heath Funeral Chapel, (863) 682-0111, is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Ed F. Vallowe

   FOREST PARK, Ga. -- Dr. Ed F. Vallowe, of Forest Park, Ga., died Monday, January 21, 2002.
   Dr. Vallowe began his ministry in 1941, having served as pastor of churches in Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia and for the last 44 years served as an evangelist. He was the author of 24 books, had taught the Book of Revelation over 1500 times, and held 1,900 Bible Prophecy Conferences and Revivals throughout the United States. He had conducted numerous tours to the Holy Land.
   Dr. Vallowe was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Sola Vallowe, and a son, Philip Vallowe.
   Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Helen Vallowe; four children, Judith A. Powell, Tucker, Ga., Donna S. Henderson, Florham Park, N.J., Diane Kinsey and her husband Bob, Winter Haven, Fla., and Bobby Vallowe and his wife Mandy, Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgil and Marie Vallowe and Richard and Alice Vallowe; and a cousin, Dorothy Bigham. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
   Services will be held Thursday, January 24, in Forest Park with interment to follow in Jonesboro, Ga.
   Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

January 23, 2002

Billie Birchfield

   Billie Birchfield, 76, 425 Field Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Joey C. Burrow

   Joey C. Burrow, 56, 111 East K. Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Frank Carr

   Frank Carr, 82, 135 Old Stoney Loop, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Mathas G. Hicks

  
Mathas Goble Hicks, 96, 1585 Little Dry Run Road, Butler, died Sunday, January 20, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Hicks was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Avery Alfonzo and Nancy Hicks. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Snyder Hicks, who died November 19, 2002.
   Mr. Hicks was a farmer.
   Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Hicks, Butler; a son, Henry Hicks, Blountville; two step-sons, Vernie Fenner, Gray, and Ray Fenner, Johnson City; and two sisters, Francis Brown, Lenoir, N.C., and Missouri Dugger, Butler. Three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, seven step-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.
  
   HICKS -- Graveside services and interment for Mathas Goble Hicks, 96, 1585 Little Dry Run Road, Butler, who died Sunday, January 20, 2002, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Woods officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at Hux-Lipford@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Buddy L. Pleasant

   Buddy Leon Pleasant, 59, 19 Buccaneer Drive, Key Largo, Fla., and 1709 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Pleasant was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Jasper and Mattie Florence Burrow Pleasant.
   Mr. Pleasant was a retired radiation therapist with the VA Hospital in Miami and had served in the United States Air Force. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Scottish Rite and a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Randy Williams, Mobile, Ala.; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Geraldine Pleasant, Columbia, S.C.; a sister, Pat Oliver, Elizabethton; four brothers, Robert A. Livingston, Fort Worth, Texas, Jerry Livingston, Donald Pleasant and Thomas Pleasant, all of Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Megan Pleasant. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PLEASANT -- Funeral services for Buddy Leon Pleasant, 59, 19 Buccaneer Drive, Key Largo, Fla., who died there Saturday, January 19, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Jack McWhirter officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Mark Pleasant, Randy Williams, Ben Dugger, Glen McQueen, Danny Pleasant, Keith Pleasant, David Livingston and Jason Oliver. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Carolyn Pleasant, 2318 Edgewood Avenue, Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Pleasant Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Leona A. Sheets

  
DAMASCUS, Va. -- Leona Adams Sheets, 67, of Damascus, died Sunday, January 20, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Sheets was a native of Washington County, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton, Tenn., for many years prior to moving back to Damascus in 1987. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Blanche Osborne Adams.
   Mrs. Sheets was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church in Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Survivors include five daughters, Mary Colean, Quarryville, Pa., Geneva Harris, Odessa, Texas, Marie Slagle, Elizabethton, Tenn., Sonja Guilfoyle and Lydia Kelly, both of Derry, N.H.; two sons, Harel Jennings, Wheeling, W.Va., and Edgar Jennings, Elizabethton, Tenn.; four sisters, Naomi Rodriquez, Wilmington, Del., Martha McMillin, Peach Bottom, Pa., Ruby McKinnis, Mountain City, Tenn., and Audrey McConnell, Damascus; and four brothers, John Adams, Newark, Del., Gene Adams, Federalsburg, Md., Ronnie Adams, Baltimore, Md., and Paul Adams, Damascus. Eighteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Avenue, Damascus, Va., (276) 475-3631, is serving the family of Mrs. Sheets.
  
   SHEETS -- A memorial service for Leona Adams Sheets, 67, of Damascus, Va., who died Sunday, January 20, 2002, will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, in the Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Adams officiating. A private burial was in the Adams Family Cemetery in Damascus. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Shepherd's Inn, P.O. Box 2214, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. The family will receive friends at Garrett Funeral Home from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the memorial service. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at garrett@funeral-plans.com. Garrett Funeral Home of Damascus, Va., is serving the family of Mrs. Sheets.

Eula Taylor

   Mrs. Eula Taylor, 86, 187 Rome Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 21, 2002, at her residence following a sudden illness.
   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Johnson County and had resided in Elizabethton for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Edward Dean and Zola Morefield Moody and was also preceded in death by her husband, Tyler F. Taylor, in 1983, a daughter, Brenda Sue Taylor, and a son, Edward Dean Taylor.
   Mrs. Taylor was retired from the 7-Hour Laundry. She was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and attended New Hope Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Janice Long, Granite Falls, N.C.; a son, William Taylor, Elizabethton; three sisters, Jennie Lee Moody, Lola Mae Purdue and Mary Ellen Greer, all of Mountain City; a grandson, Joseph Trivette, Granite Falls, N.C.; and three granddaughters, Angela Townsend, Granite Falls, N.C., Marsha Trivette, Lenoir, N.C., and Tammy Jarvis, Mountain City. One great-granddaughter, three great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Taylor, 86, 187 Rome Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 21, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Stidham, the Rev. Richard Stout and the Rev. William Taylor officiating. Music will be by the Masters Touch Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 24, in the Taylor Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews and also Warren Taylor and Dean Buckles. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence, 187 Rome Hollow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

January 22, 2002

Mathas G. Hicks


   Mathas Goble Hicks, 96, 1585 Little Dry Run Road, Butler, died Sunday, January 20, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Hicks was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Avery Alfonzo and Nancy Hicks. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Snyder Hicks, who died in 2002.
   Mr. Hicks was a farmer.
   Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Hicks, Butler; a son, Henry Hicks, Blountville; and two sisters, Francis Brown, Lenoir, N.C., and Missouri Dugger, Butler. Three grandchildren, three 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.
  
   HICKS -- Graveside services and interment for Mathas Goble Hicks, 96, 1585 Little Dry Run Road, Butler, who died Sunday, January 20, 2002, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Woods officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at Hux-Lipford@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Buddy L. Pleasant

   Buddy Leon Pleasant, 59, 19 Buccaneer Drive, Key Largo, Fla., and 1709 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Pleasant was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Jasper and Mattie Florence Burrow Pleasant.
   Mr. Pleasant was a retired radiation therapist with the VA Hospital in Miami and had served in the United States Air Force. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Scottish Rite and a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Randy Williams, Mobile, Ala.; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Geraldine Pleasant, Columbia, S.C.; a sister, Pat Oliver, Elizabethton; four brothers, Robert A. Livingston, Fort Worth, Texas, Jerry Livingston, Donald Pleasant and Thomas Pleasant, all of Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Megan Pleasant. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Mr. Pleasant will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and interment.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eula Taylor

   Mrs. Eula Taylor, 87, 187 Rome Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 21, 2002, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Stella C. Willis

   GREENEVILLE -- Stella C. Willis, 64, Wisecarver Road, Mosheim, died Saturday, January 19, 2002.
   Mrs. Willis was a native of Lanexa, Va. She was a retired employee of C & P Telephone Company of Virginia, with 30 years of service, and was of the Baptist faith.
   Mrs. Willis was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Campbell Willis; her parents, Maynard H. and Pearl Campbell; and five brothers, Vaughn Campbell, Lonnie Campbell, Lester Campbell, Charles Campbell and Hurlen Campbell.
   Survivors include her husband, Jimmie D. Willis Sr.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmie Dean Jr. and Amy Huffstatler Willis, of the Mt. Carmel Community, and Jeffrey Brian Willis, Richmond, Va.; three grandchildren, Lindsay B. Willis, Jimmie D. Willis III "Trey" and Allison D. Willis, all of Greene County; a sister, Lillian Bullock, Elizabethton; and a brother, Millard "Bo" Campbell, Banner Elk, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Kiser Funeral Home, 401 West Main Street, Greeneville, (423) 638-3121, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILLIS -- Funeral services for Stella C. Willis, 64, Wisecarver Road, Mosheim, who died Saturday, January 19, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, from the Kiser Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. L.D. Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, at Greene Lawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be nephews. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kiser Funeral Home, prior to the service. The family requests memorials to the Home Health Hospice Program, Williamsburg Community Hospital, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Mrs. Willis was a loving mother and devoted grandmother. Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville, is in charge of arrangements.


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Herman L. Deal

   Herman L. Deal, 84, 2213 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Deal was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James B. and Elizabeth Smith Deal. He was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Lee Deal, three brothers, Hal Deal, Jimmy Deal and Herfel Deal, and a sister, Nora Deal Grindstaff.
   Mr. Deal was a member of Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and was former Tax Assessor for Carter County. He was also a member of the DAV and the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart.
   Survivors include his wife, Myrtie Moreland Deal, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Kathy Deal, Hampton, and Roger and Diane Deal, Elizabethton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol and David Beeler, Jacksonville, Fla., and Betty Deal Bradley, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Julie Bradley, Carrie Deal, Michelle Stevens and Danny Deal, all of Elizabethton; five great-grandchildren, Kayla Buchanan, Richard Buchanan, Brandon Buchanan, Jacob Deal and Emily Deal, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Delores Steed, Seattle, Wash.; a special nephew, Charles Moreland, Elizabethton; and a special niece, Lois Suit, Johnson City. Several other 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
  
   DEAL -- Funeral services for Herman L. Deal, 84, 2213 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, January 19, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 21, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Phillips and the Rev. Keith Stockton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Linda Bowers, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be John Rednour, Mark Deal, Larry Lynn Moreland, Lance Suit, Greg Moreland and Gene Moreland. Honorary pallbearers will be David Deal, Doug Deal, Mike Deal, Bruce Deal, Charlie Brown, Charles "Chucky" Suit, Tom McCloud, Doug Fair, Danny Suit, Mickey Taylor, Freeman Taylor, the Rev. Earnest Garland and Darrell Stout. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 2213 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 101 Jim Deal Road, 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.

Buddy L. Pleasant

  
Buddy Leon Pleasant, 59, 19 Buccaneer Drive, Key Largo, Fla., and 1709 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at his residence in Key Largo.
   Mr. Pleasant will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and interment. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Rose B. Potter

   Rose Baird Potter, 76, 608 West D. Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Potter was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William and Nora McCloud Baird. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Potter, three brothers, Luther Baird, J.M. Baird and Sterling Baird, and two sisters, Vicie Hopkins and Hattie Miller.
   Mrs. Potter was a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Mike Smith, Columbia, Md.; a sister, Cordelia Cable, Elizabethton; two brothers, Darnel Baird, Elizabethton, and Clyde Baird, High Point, N.C.; three grandchildren; and special friends, Shirley Hicks, Reba Peters, Sam Maney and Junior Maney, 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
  
   POTTER -- Funeral services for Rose Baird Potter, 76, 608 West D. Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, January 19, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 21, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Eddy Craft, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Elizabethton Church of Christ Singers. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, at the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll "Moose" Mann, Benny Baird, Eddie Baird, O'dell Cable and members of the Elizabethton Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Elizabethton Church of Christ, 207 East C. Street, 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.

January 20, 2002

William Bryant

   William "Bill" Bryant, 66, 122 Sneed Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at Hermitage Health Center.
   Mr. Bryant was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Nat and Jenny Lee Greene Bryant. He was also preceded in death by two sisters.
   Mr. Bryant was retired due to disability from North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and James Bates, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Melissa Bryant, Elizabethton; a brother, Junior Bryant, Elizabethton; a sister, Myrtle Rabb, Mount Pleasant, N.C.; six grandchildren, Jamie Carpenter, Kristi Bates, Travis Bates, Cassie Bates, Dustin Bryant and Chad Bryant; two great-grandchildren, Dayton Whitehead and Cassidy Carpenter; his ex-wife, Hazel Gross; eight step-daughters, Joyce Hollifield, Fort Wayne, Ind., Sue Russow, Hilton Head, S.C., Brenda Pierce, Richmond, Va., Kathy Murphy, Johnson City, Connie Carpenter, Holly Coontz and Donna Burke, all of Elizabethton, and Rhonda Phillippe, Rayperd, N.C.; and three step-sons, Ronnie Gross, Huntsville, Texas, Dean Gross and Richard, both of Elizabethton. Twenty-eight step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   BRYANT -- Graveside services for William "Bill" Bryant, 66, 122 Sneed Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, January 19, 2002, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, in the Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Davis officiating. Interment will follow. Music will be provided by Donna Burke and Connie Carpenter. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence of his daughter, Karen Bates, 122 Sneed Hill Road, Elizabethton, or his son, David Bryant, 164 Dawn Drive, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Bryant Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Herman L. Deal

   Herman L. Deal, 84, 2213 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Deal was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James B. and Elizabeth Smith Deal. He was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Lee Deal, three brothers, Hal Deal, Jimmy Deal and Herfel Deal, and a sister, Nora Deal Grindstaff.
   Mr. Deal was a member of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a former Tax Assessor for Carter County. He was also a member of the DAV and the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart.
   Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Moreland Deal, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Kathy Deal, Hampton, and Roger and Diane Deal, Elizabethton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol and David Beeler, Jacksonville, Fla., and Betty Deal Bradley, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Julie Bradley, Carrie Deal, Michelle Stevens and Danny Deal, all of Elizabethton; five great-grandchildren, Kayla Buchanan, Richard Buchanan, Brandon Buchanan, Jacob Deal and Emily Deal, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Delores Steed, Seattle, Wash.; a special nephew, Charles Moreland, Elizabethton; and a special niece, Lois Suit, Johnson City. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Hunter R. Harris

   KINGSPORT -- Hunter Rian Eli Harris, 27-day-old infant son of Chassidy and Trinity Harris, died Thursday, January 17, 2002, at his home.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandparents, Richard and Sandra Cannon, Elizabethton; his paternal grandparents, Chad and Elizabeth Collins, Kingsport; his maternal great-grandparents, William and JoAnn Cannon, Elizabethton; his paternal great-grandparents, Ralph Wayne and Louise Collins, Rogersville; his maternal great-great-grandparents, Arlin and Wanda Buffham, Rogersville; his paternal great-grandparents, Lonnie and Ruby Harris, Kingsport; his maternal great-great-grandfather, David Shortt, Rogersville; four uncles, Jonathan Crowley, Elizabethton, Dalton Collins, Kingsport, Cane Cannon and Cody Cannon, both of Elizabethton; and one aunt, Chance Cannon, Elizabethton. Several great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins also survive.
   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HARRIS -- Graveside services for Hunter Rian Eli Harris, 27-day-old infant son of Chassidy and Trinity Harris, who went to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 17, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 21, at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Jackie Cole and the Rev. Calvin S. Tabor Sr. officiating. Pallbearers will be Chad Collins, Mark Harris, Richard Cannon and Jack Buffham. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 20, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Vina E. Lunceford

   Vina E. Lunceford, 86, 319 Stout Hollow Road, Hampton, died Thursday, January 17, 2002, at her residence after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Lunceford was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Alt and Sarah A. Dugger Vines. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Gentry Presnell, in 1958, her second husband, Conner "I.C." Lunceford, in 1985, and a brother, Roy Vines.
   Mrs. Lunceford was an active member of Union Baptist Church until failing health. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ann and Tony Pierce, Betty Cates and Wanda and Wayne Birchfield, all of Hampton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Patsy Presnell, Hampton, and Howard Presnell, Elizabethton; a stepson and his wife, Arthur and Beulah Lunceford, Hampton; grandchildren, Gary Hicks, Donna Reddy, Lori Pierce, Linda Willis, Pam Martin, Joy Presnell, Summer Carroll, Tony Cates, Jeff and Jason Presnell, Crystal Flores and Chris Birchfield. Six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   LUNCEFORD -- Funeral services for Vina E. Lunceford, 86, 319 Stout Hollow Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, January 17, 2002, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Bobby Stout, the Rev. Mickey Beal and the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Music was under the direction of Bob Hicks and Ann Stepp. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 20, at Union Baptist Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gary Hicks, Tony Cates, Jeff Presnell, Jason Presnell, Chris Birchfield and Andy Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be the Dewey Hicks Family, the Rufus Marlow Family, the Donnie Isaacs Family, the Herman Stout Family, Jess Bailey, members of Union Baptist Church, all the kind, faithful nurses who came every day, and Dr. Wesley Hanson. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. She was a loving mother to three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ann and Tony Pierce, Betty Cates and Wanda and Wayne Birchfield, all of Hampton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Patsy Presnell, Hampton, and Howard Presnell, Elizabethton; a stepson and his wife, Arthur and Beulah Lunceford, Hampton; grandchildren, Gary Hicks, Donna Reddy, Lori Pierce, Linda Willis, Pam Martin, Joy Presnell, Summer Carroll, Tony Cates, Jeff and Jason Presnell, Crystal Flores and Chris Birchfield. Six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 319 Stout Hollow Road, Hampton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry W. Miller

   Harry W. Miller, 82, 133 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Miller was a native of Washington County and had lived in Elizabethton the past eight years. He was a son of the late William W. "Link" Miller and Ruby Gregg Miller and was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Miller, and a sister, Opal Powell.
   Mr. Miller had been employed as a painter with the Harry M. Miller Company, Lexington, N.C. He was a member of Believers Family Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include his wife, Viola Mae Miller; two sons, Daniel Miller and Jerry Miller, both of Lexington, N.C.; three daughters, Naomi Adams, Gray, Ann Edwards, Jonesborough, and Betty Penix, Fall Branch; a brother, Lonnie Miller, Johnson City; and two sisters, Helen Vanhoy, Johnson City, and Evelyn Blevins, Lexington, N.C. Twelve grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

  
   MILLER -- Funeral services for Harry W. Miller, 82, 133 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, January 19, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 21, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Davis officiating. Interment will follow committal services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, at Washington County Memory Gardens where friends are asked to meet the family for services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and other hours at the residence. Online condolences may be sent to the Miller Family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Dartha R. Mullinax

   LENOIR, N.C. -- Dartha "Louise" Raby Mullinax, 73, Drum Circle SW, Lenoir, died Friday, January 18, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Mullinax was a native of Caldwell County and the daughter of the late Hartwell and Colene Mayse Raby.
   Mrs. Mullinax was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the Hudson Senior Citizens and the Hudson Golden Age Club.
   Survivors include her husband, Massie Taylor Mullinax Jr., of the home; her stepmother, Inez Greene Raby, Hudson; two sons, Robert Dennis Mullinax, Hudson, and Norman Lynn Mullinax, Lenoir; four daughters, Deloris Mullinax Barrett, New Orleans, La., Rita Lane Mullinax Reece, Butler, Tenn., Rebecca Mullinax Bentley and Regina Mullinax Goforth, both of Hudson; and a brother, Wayne Raby, Morganton. Fifteen grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services and interment will be conducted Monday, January 21, in Lenoir. Memorials may be made to the Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
   Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home, Lenoir, (828) 754-3441, is in charge of arrangements.

Jacob Street

   Jacob "Junior" "Jake" Street, 69, 1302 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Thursday, January 17, 2002, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following an extended illness.
   Mr. Street was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Jake Street Sr. and Susie McKinney Street. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Street, two sons, Joe Street and Roger Street, and a daughter, Kathy Street.
   Mr. Street was a member of the Oakhill Free Will Baptist Church. He was a construction worker and had served in the U.S. Army.
   Survivors include his wife, Viola Austin Street, of the home; 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; three brothers, Bill Street, Hampton, Jerry Street and Carroll Ray Street, both of Roan Mountain; three sisters, Norma Lee Cook, Roan Mountain, Betty Hiatt, Hampton, and Carolyn Street, Elizabethton; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special niece and best friend, Brenda Thompson, 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
  
   STREET -- Graveside services for Jacob "Junior" "Jake" Street, 69, 1302 Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, January 17, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 20, at Street Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Tull Oaks officiating. Music will be under the direction of Carl Hambrick, Milburn Shell and C.M. Putman. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Billy Lynn Street, Randal Street, Kevin Layman, Luke McCoury, Jim Lewis and Raymond Stevens. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Friends may call at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, any time after 12 noon Saturday, January 19. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Billy Joe Street, 117 Streets Lane, Hampton, or at the residence of a sister, 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, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

January 18, 2002

Isilina Culbert

   Isilina "Tommy" Culbert, 75, 171 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center after an extended illness.
   Ms. Culbert was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William and Dora Taylor Culbert. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, J.N. Culbert and N.D. Culbert, and two sisters, Virginia Taylor and Pansy Pleasant.
   Ms. Culbert was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a sister, Jane Collins, of the home; a niece and her husband, Sandra and Billy Odom, Elizabethton; a nephew, Jack Pleasant, Elizabethton; a great-niece and her husband, Jeannine and Lee Gay, Elizabethton; a great-nephew, Bill Odom, Elizabethton; and a great-great-niece, Sierra Gay, Elizabethton. Several cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CULBERT -- Graveside services for Isilina "Tommy" Culbert, 75, 171 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park (Southview Section) with the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Interment will follow the service. Friends may call at the funeral home any time Friday morning. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Friday. Condolences to the Culbert Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Von H. Dean

   Von H. Dean, 103 Mayfield Drive, Condo #2, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 17, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Dean was a native of Johnson County, a former resident of Ohio, and had lived in Elizabethton the last 21 years. He was the son of the late Hobert and Flossie Cowan Dean and was also preceded in death by an infant brother.
   Mr. Dean was a member of Siam Baptist Church and a retired superintendent from Ford Motor Company. He was a member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II, and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.
   Survivors include his wife, JoAnn McQueen Dean, of the home; a sister, Maxine Norman, Anderson, S.C.; three brothers, Ernest Dean, Detroit, Mich., Joe Dean, of Florida, and Herman Dean, Jonesborough; and two special nieces, Ashley Fine and Brittany Fine, both of Elizabethton. Several other 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
  
   DEAN -- Funeral services for Von H. Dean, 103 Mayfield Drive, Condo #2, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 17, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kay Arnold, soloist. Committal and entombment services will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Charles Lipford, Ed Strickland, J.D. Anderson, Hunter Estep, Billy Anderson and Harrison Farthing. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Slemp, Kyle Vannoy, Steve Vannoy, Jim Norman, Alphas Anderson, John "Joe Bob" Fine, Phil Pearson, Leslie Pearson and Al Norman. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 103 Mayfield Drive, Condo #2, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Dean to the Leukemia Society of America, Tennessee Chapter #442, 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.

Edith G. Edmison

   Edith G. Green Edmison, 89, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 258 Russell Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Edmison was a native of North Carolina and the daughter of the late Elkin and Grace Hoilman Green. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard T. Edmison, and a foster daughter, Georgia Hazelwood.
   Mrs. Edmison was a member of Charity Hill Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a niece/foster daughter, Sandra Whaley, Elizabethton; a foster son, Charles Tester, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Don and Bonnie Pruett, 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
  
   EDMISON -- Funeral services for Edith G. Green Edmison, 89, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 258 Russell Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 18, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Charlie Trivett officiating. Music will be under the direction of Wade Ledford, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 19, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Hazelwood, David Hazelwood, David Honeycutt, Kenneth Tester, Anthony Story and Don Pruett. 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 her niece/foster daughter, Sandra Whaley, 141 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Edmison to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, 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.

Vina E. Lunceford

   Vina E. Lunceford, 86, 319 Stout Hollow Road, Hampton, died Thursday, January 17, 2002, at her residence 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

Mildred C. McGuire

   Mrs. Mildred C. McGuire, 85, 8 North Park Circle, Apt. E, Brook Park, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at Pleasant Lake Village, Parma, Ohio.
   Mrs. McGuire was a native of Bridgeport, Conn., and a daughter of the late Harold S. and Irene Bates Corey. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Professor Harold S. Corey.
   Mrs. McGuire had lived a number of years in Florida before coming to Elizabethton in 1984. She retired from Cornelius, Johnson & Clark Insurance Agency, West Palm Beach, Fla., as a Claims Manager. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Elizabethton, a member of the John Carter Chapter DAR and the Over The Mountain Victory Trail Association.
   Survivors include her husband, Russell H. McGuire; a daughter, Shirley Wise, Brook Park, Ohio; a son, Clifford Joel Whitney Jr., Captain Cook, Hawaii; and a sister, Mrs. A.R. Tobin, Rockville, Md. Seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.
   A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge.

Jacob Street Jr.

   Jacob Street Jr., 69, 1302 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Thursday, January 17, 2002, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C.
   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

Betty Vines

   Betty Vines, 61, 609 N. Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Vines was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Pauline Owens Markham, Elizabethton, and the late Claude Markham.
   Mrs. Vines was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and a member of Women of Faith. She retired in 2001 as head cashier from White's Fresh Foods.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Dean Vines, of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Lisha Vines, Elizabethton, Jeff and Robin Vines, Aucklaund, New Zealand, Tony and Lisa Vines, Kingsport, and Jody and Kristy Vines, Elizabethton; six grandsons; two granddaughters; a sister and brother-in-law, Pauletta and Curby Thomas, Knoxville; one niece; one nephew; and two special friends, Karen Sams and Betty Jackson, both of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   VINES -- Funeral services for Betty Vines, 61, 609 N. Roan Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 18, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Dr. Don Marshall and Mr. Paul Knapp, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Estep, the First Christian Church Choir and Brian Wilson, trumpeter. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Orris Densford, Scott Depew, Richard Tester, Jim Brogman, Wayne Sneed and Ken Calloway. Honorary pallbearers will be all Elders and Deacons of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 609 N. Roan Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Vines to the Building Fund of First Christian Church, 513 Hattie 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.
  

January 17, 2002

Gladys Cox

   Mrs. Gladys B. Cox, 92, 154-1 Central Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at Lakebridge Health Care Center.
   Mrs. Cox was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Thomas M. and Cordia Brumitt Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carson Cox, and three sisters, Rita Morelock, Ann Foster and Mary McEwen.
   Mrs. Cox was of the Christian faith.
   Survivors include a sister, Pauline Crowner, Palm Springs, Calif.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COX -- Graveside services for Mrs. Gladys B. Cox, 92, 154-1 Central Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, January 14, 2002, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Roy Yelton officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday, will be Dewey Hill, Tommy Little, Jerry Hinkle, Bob Murphy, Mark Wiley and Jim Culbert. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Cox Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Isilinia Culbert

   Isilinia Culbert, 75, 171 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center after an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Edith G. Edmison

   Edith Green Edmison, 89, 258 Russell Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 16, 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

Nancy J. McKinney

   Nancy Jane McKinney, 43, 2124 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at her residence following a battle with cancer.
   A native of Avery County, N.C., she had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Dana and Eleanor Buck McKinney and was also preceded in death by a brother, Samuel David McKinney, in February 1994.
   Nancy had worked at the Carter County Courthouse for the past 11 years as a clerk in the Registrar of Deeds Office. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain.
   Survivors include a daughter, Bridgett McKinney Banner, Elizabethton; a son, Matthew McKinney, of the home; a grandson, Jordan Banner, Elizabethton; seven sisters and brothers-in-law, Bobbie and Joseph Brown, Elizabethton, Ronnie and Dickie Street, Banner Elk, N.C., Bennie and Herbert Hoilman, Roan Mountain, Judy and Wesley Sluder, Elk Park, N.C., Kathie and Mike Powell, Roan Mountain, Paula Sharon and Danny Benningfield, Elizabethtown, Ky., and Janice and Keith James, Norfolk, Va.; and four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Garry and Donna McKinney, Roan Mountain, Larry McKinney, Johnson City, Danny and Barbara McKinney, Roan Mountain, and Gregory Keith and Lisa McKinney, Spruce Pine, N.C. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles 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
  
   McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Nancy Jane McKinney, 43, 2124 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 17, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Howard Messer and the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Music will be under the direction of Grady and Alecia Holder and Kay Arnold. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Nancy's brothers, Garry, Larry, Danny and Keith McKinney, also Johnny Holder and David Birkner. Honorary pallbearers will be the Employees of the Carter County Court Office, Ralph Cole, Carol Scruggs, Sam LaPorte and Staff, Penny Clark, Brent Blackwell, Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, Dr. David McNeely and Staff, Employees of Maintenance Department of Tennessee Department of Transportation, David Galliher, Dr. John Green, and Dr. Janet Drake and Staff at the Oncology Unit at Johnson City Medical Center. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 2124 Siam Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Nancy Jane McKinney to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, 1807 W. Market Street, Plaza 1, 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.

Betty Vines

   Betty Vines, 61, 609 North Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 16, 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

January 16, 2002

Gladys Cox

   Mrs. Gladys Cox, 92, 154-1 Central Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at Lakebridge Health Care Center.
   Mrs. Cox was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Thomas M. and Cordia Brumitt Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carson Cox, and three sisters, Rita Morelock, Ann Foster and Mary McEwen.
   Mrs. Cox was of the Christian faith.
   Survivors include a sister, Pauline Crowner, Palm Springs, Calif.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon Z. Fields

   Gordon Zane Fields, 61, 2318 Princeton Lane, Johnson City, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Fields was a native of Roan Mountain and had lived in Johnson City most of his life. He was a son of the late Millard Fields and Hazel Richardson Fields.
   Mr. Fields was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a retired tool and dye maker with Snap-on Tools. He was a member of University Parkway Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Rita Ollis Fields; a daughter, Litisha Miller, Memphis; a son, Bronson Fields, Johnson City; a sister, Kim Clark, Elk Park, N.C.; two brothers, Dale Fields, Eugene, Ore., and Dan Fields, Roan Mountain; and a grandson, Jacob Zane Miller.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FIELDS -- Funeral services for Gordon Zane Fields, 61, 2318 Princeton Lane, Johnson City, who died Monday, January 14, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker and Dr. Michael Oaks officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 17, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Friends are asked to meet the family at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Phillip Freeman, David Freeman, Jason Musgrove, Richard Ollis, Steven Ollis and Reece Miller. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the Fields family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

William J. Folsom

   ARANSAS PASS, Tex. -- William Jack Folsom, 97, of Aransas Pass Nursing Home, Aransas, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Folsom was a native of Carter County, Tenn., and had lived in Texas for the past 30 years. He was a son of the late Malcolm and Lillie Henry Folsom and was also preceded in death by eight sisters and a brother.
   Mr. Folsom was a veteran, having retired from the United States Merchant Marines. He was of the Presbyterian faith.
   Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
   Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 18, at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn., (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Jack Hill

   The Rev. Jack Hill, 75, 3493 Ashwood Lane, Atlanta, Ga., died Monday, January 14, 2002, at Emory University Hospital following a brief illness.
   The Rev. Hill was a native of Roan Mountain and the son of the late Dayton and Nancy Lacey Hill.
   The Rev. Hill was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater. He was a 1951 graduate of Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn., and a 1959 graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C., with a Masters of Divinity Degree.
   The Rev. Hill formerly pastored Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton, First Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, Winton Baptist Church, Winton, N.C., Buckhorn Baptist Church, Como, N.C., Western Branch Baptist Church (formerly South Street Baptist), Portsmouth, Va., and First Baptist Church, Concord, N.C. More recently he conducted the Sunday Campground Services at Roan Mountain State Park sponsored by the Roan Park Baptist Church. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.
   Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Parker Hill, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Amy Hill, Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Gary Owen, Tucker, Ga.; a brother, Arden Hill, Elizabethton; a sister, June Hill Morton, Canton, N.C.; and a granddaughter, Caroline Hill Owen, Tucker, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HILL -- Funeral services for The Rev. Jack Hill, 75, 3493 Ashwood Lane, Atlanta, Ga., who died Monday, January 14, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 17, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. D. Steven Meyerhoff, minister, and the Rev. William D. Hyers officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, January 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Glenn Hatfield, Walter Stewart, Evans Whitehead, Charles D. Ingram, Jack Ingram and Harold Bethany. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Cates, Tommy Ingram, Ted Decker, Jim Smith, Ray Vance, Robert Orr, Robert Buck and Bill Scott. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Ruth L. Roberts

   Mrs. Ruth Lewis Roberts, 73, 1050 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   Mrs. Roberts was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Murray and Tessie Williams Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Roberts, in 1971; an infant daughter, Katherine; a stepson, Kenneth Roberts; two infant sisters, Erma Jean Lewis, in 1940, and Loretta Lewis, in 1942; four sisters, Pauline Garland, in 1997, Pansy Lawrence, in 1975, Mary Beam, in 1998, and Billie Jo Williams, in 2002; a brother, Grady Lewis, in 2000; and a great-grandson, Christian Barker, in 2000.
   Mrs. Roberts was retired due to disability as a food service worker from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Roberts, Elizabethton; nine daughters and eight sons-in-law, Betty and Ray Pritt and Judy and Bobby Babb, all of Elizabethton, Joan and Charles Church, Connelly Springs, N.C., Della and Brad Jaynes, Blountville, Loretta Roberts and her special friend, Robert, Bluff City, Robin and Donnie Bagley, Knoxville, Barbara and Walter Williams, Virginia Beach, Va., Brenda and Jeff Webb, Kingsport, and Lisa and Darrell Molesberry, Hampton, Va.; a stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Jean and Louie Martinez, of Michigan; a brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Inez Lewis, Elizabethton; two sisters, Virginia Dean and June Hursh, both of Cleveland, Ohio; and a brother-in-law, Lynn Williams, Elizabethton. Eighteen grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ROBERTS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Lewis Roberts, 73, 1050 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 14, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Shorter and the Rev. Harold Campbell officiating. Music will be provided by the Zion Baptist Church Choir and Brenda Loveless, soloist. Private graveside services will be conducted Thursday, January 17, in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be friends, Betty Ellis, Georgia Heaton, Elsie Miller, members of Zion Baptist Church and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bobby Babb, 1050 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton. Condolences to the Roberts Family may be e-mailed at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eula F. Stalcup

   Mrs. Eula Fern Stalcup, 85, 1710 McClellan Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Stalcup was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late E.G. and Winnie Wilson Robinson. She was also preceded n death by her husband, William L. "Bud" Stalcup; a sister, Grace Pierce; and five brothers, Delmer Robinson, Glen Robinson, Ray Robinson, John Robinson and Selmer "Bud" Robinson.
   Mrs. Stalcup had lived in Johnson City for a number of years. She was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church, Butler, but attended Keystone Free Will Baptist Church, Johnson City.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mary Alice Buck, Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Billy J. and Nicole Stalcup, Alexandria, Va., and John Paul and Betty Stalcup, Johnson City; a brother, Elmer E. Robinson, Pulaski, Va.; four sisters, Bonnie Rash, Bristol, Faye Fritts, Elizabethton, Edna Kyte and Shirley Norris, both of Butler; four grandchildren, Catherine Stalcup Herlinger, John Stalcup Jr., Steven Stalcup and William Buck; five great-grandchildren, Stacey Stalcup, Tanner Stalcup, Trevor Stalcup, Zachary Buck and Isabelle Herlinger; and two step-granddaughters, Tammy Weise and Sherry Ward. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STALCUP -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Fern Stalcup, 85, 1710 McClellan Drive, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, January 15, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Music will be provided by Wayne Ford, soloist, The Keystone Ladies Trio and the Cooper Family. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 18, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday, will be John Stalcup Jr., Steven Stalcup, William Buck, Stacey Stalcup, Jack Ketron, Todd Weise, Kent Akin, Arthur Buck and Zachary Buck. Honorary pallbearers will be Jady Fritts, Joe Rash, Charles Norris, Paul Deakins, Walt Garver, Tom Kyte, Phillip Garver, Allen Herlinger, Dr. David Moulton and Dr. Kyle Colvert. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Stalcup Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert L. Willen

   Herbert Lee Willen, 67, 552 Cave Hill Road, Blountville, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at Holston Valley Hospital.
   Mr. Willen was a native of Washington County and had been a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He was a son of the late Toy Lee and Flossie Cross Willen.
   Mr. Willen was a retired farmer and a member of the Buffalo Christian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Helen Malone Willen; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Sue and Randy Cross, Sandra Kay and Randy Carrier and Lola Mae Willen, and a son, Charles Lee Willen. Four grandchildren and one great-grandson also survive.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILLEN -- Funeral services for Herbert Lee Willen, 67, 552 Cave Hill Road, Blountville, who died Monday, January 14, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Salyers officiating. The committal will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 17, at Hines Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help pay final expenses. E-mail condolences may be send at www.Weaverfuneralhome.net. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.

Roberta K. Vaughn-Winters

   CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Roberta K. Vaughn-Winters, 70, died Sunday, January 13, 2002, at Hospice of Western Reserve, Cleveland after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Winters was born and raised in Elizabethton, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late Stewart and Ella Vaughn and was also preceded in death by a sister, Faye Renner.
   Mrs. Winters was a 1950 graduate of Elizabethton High School. After graduation she worked in Washington, D.C., in the Fingerprint Division of the FBI before becoming a homemaker in Cleveland.
   Survivors include her husband of 50 years, David Winters, a daughter, Sherry Hunt, a son, Dale Winters, a grandson, Thomas D. Hunt, and a granddaughter, Tamara Hunt, all of Cleveland, and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Ruth Vaughn, Greeneville, Tenn., and Leslie and Betty Vaughn, Kingsport, Tenn.
   Funeral services and interment will be conducted Wednesday, January 16, in Cleveland.
   Funeral arrangements are being handled by Coreno's Funeral Home of Cleveland (216) 941-3434.
  

January 15, 2002

Gladys W. Cox

   Mrs. Gladys Williams Cox, 92, 154-1 Central Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Rev. Jack Hill

   The Rev. Jack Hill, 75, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, following a brief illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
   These services entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Lawrence F. Smith Jr.

   Lawrence F. Smith Jr., 47, 704 Highway 321, Hampton, died suddenly Monday, January 14, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Smith was a native of Washington County and the son of Lawrence Franklin Sr. and Viola Mae Black Smith, Johnson City.
   Mr. Smith was an employee of Mayes Brothers Tool Manufacturing Company. He was an avid bowler and a member of the Moose Lodge #1831 of Johnson City.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Ruby Fay Smith, of the home; a son, Zachary Smith, Johnson City; a daughter, Amanda Smith, Johnson City; two stepsons, Michael Guy, of the home, and Johnny Nelson, Jacksonville, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Amanda Guy, of the home; two brothers, Chet Smith, Johnson City, and Bobby Smith, Watauga; and two sisters, Mary Nelson, Jonesborough, and Cindy Reed, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   SMITH -- Funeral services for Lawrence F. Smith Jr., 47, 704 Highway 321, Hampton, who died Monday, January 14, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 17, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Dennis Perry, Joseph Cole, Bobby Huff, Mike Townsend, David Humphrey, Danny Nelson and Willie Fisher. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Clark, Mike Huff and Kevin Fisher. Everyone is requested to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 704 Highway 321, Hampton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Louise F. Street

   Louise Freeman Street, 40, 322 Tester Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, January 11, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Street was a native of Lee County, Va., and had lived in Elizabethton the past three years. She was the daughter of Nancy Freeman, Dryden, Va., and the late Marshall Freeman.
   Mrs. Street attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. She was a Registered Nurse and former employee of Johnson City Medical Center and Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was a former member of the Lee County Rescue Squad, Pennington Gap Unit.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, John Street, of the home; a sister, Rhonda Oxford, Dryden, Va.; a nephew, Jonathan Oxford, Dryden, Va.; and a brother-in-law, Edward "Buddy" Oxford, Dryden, Va.
   Providence Funeral Home, 425 E. Morgan Avenue, Pennington Gap, Va., (540) 546-2456, is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton.
  
   STREET -- Funeral services for Louise Freeman Street, 40, 322 Tester Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, January 11, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, in the chapel of Providence Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va., with the Rev. Bobby Stout and the Rev. Jim Kilgore officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 17, at Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Paul Standifer, Richard Standifer, Ray Standifer, James Standifer, Cecil Collins and Charles Oxford. The family will receive friends at Providence Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Providence Funeral Home, 425 E. Morgan Avenue, Pennington Gap, Va., (540) 546-2456, is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton.

Ruth Roberts

   Mrs. Ruth Roberts, 73, 1050 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.