February 14, 2002

Mossie H. Garland

   Mrs. Mossie H. Garland, 95, 119 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 14, 2002, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Linda P. Joiner

   KNOXVILLE -- Linda Phillips Joiner, 54, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Joiner was a member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Inez Winters Phillips, and a brother, Jimmy Phillips.
   Survivors include her husband, Billy D. Joiner, Knoxville; a daughter, Stephanie Smith Johnson, Knoxville; a son, Eric Kincaid, Ft. Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren, Brittney Thayer, Kaitlin Johnson, Joshua Kincaid and Jeremiah Kincaid; a sister, Rebecca Phillips Taylor, Johnson City; and two brothers, Gene DeLoach and Michael Phillips, both of Johnson City. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Highland West Funeral Home, Knoxville, with entombment to follow at 9 a.m. Friday in the Highland West Cemetery Mausoleum.
   Arrangements by Highland West Funeral Home, 9913 Sherrill Lane, Knoxville, (865) 693-9547.

Martha L. Maupin

   Mrs. Martha Lou White Maupin, 61, 532 Pear Tree Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Maupin was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Clifford and Katie Hatley White. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda White.
   Mrs. Maupin was a member of Braemar Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Jerry Maupin; a brother, Junior White, Johnson City; and three sisters, Margaret Hatley, Elizabethton, Marjorie Montgomery, Butler, and Peggy Buckner, Dickerson, Md. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles J. Morgan

   Charles J. Morgan, 92, 104 Buck Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

February 13, 2002

Robert P. Boling

   Robert Parks Boling, 97, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of Timber Ridge Road, Bluff City, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at Life Care Center.
   Mr. Boling was a native of Abingdon, Va., and the son of the late John Daniel and Bessie Everachael Cox Boling. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Opal Boling, and by three brothers and a sister.
   Mr. Boling was a member of Brookside Baptist Church and retired from P.C. Cooper Construction.
   Survivors include five sons, Robert A. Boling, Salem, Va., Cleatis Boling, Piney Flats, Forrest Boling, Elizabethton, Lester G. Boling, Piney Flats, and Lynn Boling, Bluff City; two sisters, Sophia Leonard, Bristol, and Evelyn Longacre, Jonesborough; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and a special friend and caregiver, Kitty Tolley, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick-BluffCityChapel.
  
   BOLING -- Funeral services for Robert Parks Boling, 97, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of Timber Ridge Road, Bluff City, who died Tuesday, February 12, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 14, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with the Rev. Fred Potter and the Rev. Sam Richards officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be Timothy Boling, Jeff Boling, Rick Boling, Brian Boling, Greg Boling and James Akard. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Gross, Bud Malone, Randy Malone, Carl Sheffey, Murrell Wagner and many friends and staff at Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at bluffcity@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

Bernice L. Davis

   Bernice L. Davis, 96, formerly of Rt. 5, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 11, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Davis was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late S.M. and Hannah Grindstaff Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sanford C. "Jack" Davis, December 6, 1974, a son, Edward H. Davis, a brother, Crawford Taylor, and two sisters, Hilan Street and Alice Taylor.
   Mrs. Davis was a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church and was a retired schoolteacher having taught at Unaka High School, Unaka Elementary and Buladean Elementary School. She was also former owner and operator of Davis Store. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Sycamore Chapter No. 163.
   Survivors include a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Teresa and Tim McHale, Williamsburg, Va., and a special nephew, Edwin Taylor, 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
  
   DAVIS -- Funeral services for Bernice L. Davis, 96, formerly of Rt. 5, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 11, 2002, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 14, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edwin Taylor. The Order of Eastern Star Sycamore Chapter No. 163 will conduct a memorial service following the funeral service. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends attending the service. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors of Stoney Creek and the men of Stoney Creek Baptist Church. Friends may call prior to the service on Thursday morning. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Davis to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. A.P. Dickson

   NEWLAND, N.C. -- Albert Pickett Dickson III died Monday, February 11, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tenn.
   Dr. Dickson was born January 29, 1921, in Staunton, Va.
   During World War II, he served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed in Italy with the 15th Air Force. He flew a P-51 Mustang in the 5th Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group, and made 1st Lieutenant before the war's end.
   He graduated magna cum laude from Hampden-Sydney College and received his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia in 1952. He went into general practice, becoming the Erskine College physician in Due West, S.C., until 1961, when he moved to Newland where he opened his own practice. In 1990, he went to work for the Rural Health Consortium in Roan Mountain, Tenn., retiring in 1998.
   A member of Plumtree Presbyterian Church, he served as elder, becoming Elder Emeritus in 1992. He and his wife made three trips to Venezuela as a part of medical mission team.
   He was the director of the Avery County Health Department for several years. Later, he instituted the medical examiner system and was the county medical examiner for a number of years. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the local branches of the Northwestern Bank and First Union Bank. He was on the Newland Board of Aldermen and designed the town seal. In 1990, the Avery County Chamber of Commerce chose him "Man of the Year."
   A direct descendant of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, and Chief Justice John Marshall, he was also a collateral descendant of Thomas Jefferson.
   The son of Rev. A.P. Dickson II and Maude Bragg Dickson, he is survived by his wife of 39 years, Clara Burleson Dickson; daughters, Julia Dickson Jennings and her husband David C. Jennings, Banner Elk, Susan Wyatt Dickson, Durham, Ann Caroline Dickson and her husband E. William Moore, Richmond, Va.; sister, Maude Dickson Baker and her husband Walter Baker, Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, Drew Dickson and Preston Clark Jennings, Banner Elk, Julia Camille and Guthrie Dickson Moore, Richmond, Va.; nephews, Walter Baker III, Chicago, Ill., and Albert Dickson Baker, Cincinnati, Ohio; and niece Elizabeth Ann Baker, Columbia, Mo.
   Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Plumtree Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Wallace Wise and Dr. George Callahan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mission Aviation Fellowship, P.O. Box 3202, Redlands, Calif. 92373-0998.
   Webb Funeral Home (828) 765-4277, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald L. Mann

   Donald Lee Mann, 77, Timberwood Trail, Kernersville, N.C., died Sunday, February 10, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Mann was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Charlie and Myrtle Clawson Mann. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Willie, Arnie and Allen, and his sisters, Pearly, Margie and Bertha.
   Survivors include his sisters, Nellie Greene, Kernersville, N.C., and Della Ward, Roan Mountain. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, at Flat Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Greene officiating. Interment will follow in the Flat Springs Cemetery.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, is serving the Mann family.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton (423) 542-2232.

Martha L. Maupin

   Mrs. Martha Lou White Maupin, 61, 532 Pear Tree Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Maupin was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Clifford and Katie Hatley White. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda White.
   Mrs. Maupin was a member of Braemar Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Jerry Maupin; a brother, Junior White, Johnson City; and three sisters, Margaret Hatley, Elizabethton, Marjorie Montgomery, Butler, and Peggy Buchanan, Dickerson, Md. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MAUPIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Lou White Maupin, 61, 532 Pear Tree Lane, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, February 12, 2002, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, February 14, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Hatley officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews: Bill White, Jerry Hatley, John Hatley, Clifford Hatley, Randy Montgomery and Richard Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Maupin, Larry Maupin, Mark Buckner, Jeff Hatley, Gary Hatley and Terry Hatley. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her brother, Junior White, 173 Jarrett Buck Loop, Johnson City (Central Community). Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 12, 2002

Mrs. Dorothy M. Adams

   Mrs. Dorothy Marie Adams, 72, 510 Johnson Ave., Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 10, 2002, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Roby and Arie Black McNeal. She was a Christian and attended many area churches. Mrs. Adams was a former restaurant employee and a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Harry N. Adams of the home; one daughter, Barbara Johnson of Hampton; one grandson and his wife, Tony and Tammy Slagle of Elizabethton; one great granddaughter, Brittany Slagle of Elizabethton; three sisters, Zora McNeal and Martha Crain, both of Elizabethton, and Bertha Pryton of Kentucky; five brothers, George McNeal, Cecil McNeal, Fred McNeal, and Noble McNeal, all of Elizabethton, and Odell McNeal of Hickory, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans.com/Tetrick
  
   ADAMS - Funeral services for Dorothy Marie Adams, 72, 510 Johnson Ave., Elizabethton, who died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Carl Guinn and Rev. Johnny Vance officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Highland Cemetery in Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Dana Markland, Charlie Joe McNeal, Steve McNeal, Mark Adams, Tony Slagle, G.W. McNeal, and Dennis Blevins. Honorary pallbearers will be Beau McKinney, Roger Evans, Cecil McNeal, Noble McNeal, Odell McNeal, Fred McNeal, and George McNeal. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, at the residence, 510 Johnson Ave., Elizabethton, or at the residence of her daughter, Barbara Johnson, 228 Carl Smith Rd., Hampton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN., is in charge of the arrangements.

Berniece L. Davis

   Berniece L. Davis, 96, formerly of Rt. 5, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 11, 2002, at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete, are under the direction of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. www.funeral-plans.com/Tetrick

Mrs. Martha Maupin

   Mrs. Martha Maupin, 61, 532 Pear Tree Lane, died Tuesday, February 12, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete, are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Virtie Whaley

   Mrs. Virtie S. Whaley, 81, 197 Coal Chute Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 10, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Avery County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Ida Brown Stine. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1948.
   Mrs. Whaley was a member of the Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dewey Vines, and by a daughter, Martha Guinn.
   Survivors include her husband, Troy Whaley; one daughter, Vickie Snyder, Gray; five sons, Bob Vines, Norman Vines, and Gilbert Vines, all of Elizabethton, Tony Vines, Hampton, and Danny Vines, Blountville; three sisters, Ruth Estep and Addie Estep, both of Elk Park, N.C.; and Viola Phillips, Boone, N.C.; two brothers, Coy Stines and Clyde Stines, both of Elk Park, N.C.; 23 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   WHALEY - Funeral services for Mrs. Virtie S. Whaley, 81, 197 Coal Chute Rd., Elizabethton, who died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jackie Cole and Rev. Robert Hicks officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Lori Ann Decker, The New Creation, and Daniel Snyder will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Richard Tester, Michael Vines, Bobby Vines, Jr., Quinton Vines, George McKinney, George Lambert, and her grandsons-in-law. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assembly at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Whaley family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangement.

February 11, 2002

Dorothy M. Adams


   Dorothy Marie Adams, 72, 510 Johnson Ave., Elizabethton, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Daniel E. Allen

   Daniel Edward Allen, 58, 3308 Martin Farm Rd., Johnson City, died Sunday, February 10, 2002, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Glen Broom "Dommer" and Stella Grace Geisler Allen. He was an employee of Kennametal, Inc. of Johnson City.
   Mr. Allen was of the Baptist faith and had served in the United States Army.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and John Tittle, Johnson City; five brothers, Robert Allen, Brooks "Josh" Allen, John "Boot" Allen, and Hunter Allen, all of Elizabethton, and Charles Tom Allen, Buford, S.C. ; a granddaughter, Makayla Tittle; several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   ALLEN - Funeral services for Daniel Edward Allen, 58, 3308 Martin Farm Rd., Johnson City, who died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson and Rev. Delbert Storie officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. Joel Crisp will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from friends attending the service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Allen family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia B. Braly

  
Virginia Rose Blevins Braly, 84, 309 Church St., Hampton, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A Carter County native, she was a daughter of the late John and Martha Jane Johnson Blevins. Mrs. Braly was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Braly, Dec. 29, 1989.
   Mrs. Braly was in the first graduating class of Hampton High School, having graduated in 1937. She was a member of Valley Forge United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Blanton, Littleton, Colo., two sons, John H. Braly, II, N. Augusta, S.C., and William J. Braly, Gray, two sisters, Mrs. Louise Hammitt and Mrs. Mary Alice Ward, both of Elizabethton, one brother, Korff W. Blevins, Erwin, three grandchildren, Michael V. Blanton, Kathryn Blanton Rickson and Elise N. Braly, two great-grandchildren, Zachary Thomas and Katherine Rickson, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BRALY -- Funeral services for Virginia Rose Blevins Braly, 84, 309 Church St., Hampton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah L. Lewis

   Beulah L. Lewis, 88, 131 Ed Lewis Rd., Hampton, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Lewis was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Pearl and Annie Lewis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Lewis, Sr., in 1969, and one brother, Kenneth Lewis.
   She was a homemaker and was a member of Union Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Nadine and Bob Million, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Rose and Ted Smith, Johnson City, seven sons and five daughters-in-law, Paul Lewis, Jr. and Janie Lewis, Pat and Linda Lewis, and Randy Lewis, all of Elizabethton, John and Peggy Lewis, Hampton, James D. "Jim" and Susan Lewis, Kingsport, Shelton and Janie Lewis, Johnson City, and Wayne Lewis, Bluff City, two brothers, Raymond Lewis and Mel Lewis, both of Elizabethton, two sisters, Georgia Shoun, Elizabethton, and Lena Lawson, Indiana, 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick
  
   LEWIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah L. Lewis, 88, 131 Ed Lewis Rd., Hampton, Tenn., who died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in the Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Mickey Beal and Messers Shelton Lewis and James D. "Jim" Lewis officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Union Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow in the Lewis Cemetery, Hampton, Tenn., Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons, Eddie Ray Lewis, Mike Lewis, Shane Lewis, Jeffery Million, Mark Million, Craig Smith, Bryan Smith, Terry Lewis, Randy Lewis, Jr., and Chad Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Paul Brown, Lester Smith, "Tip" Smith, Jackie Smith, Carl Lee Hazelwood, John Frank Smith, Bud Whisnant, Dr. Rodney Houghton, Clifford Carden, Richard Tester, Glenn Tester, Bill Campbell, Donnie Carden, Eddie Lawson, Bill Shoun, Ray Lewis, Jr., Randy Lewis, Gary Lewis, Gary Singleton, Roger Lewis, Steve Lewis, Carl Lewis, J.D. Lewis, Carl Montgomery and all nephews. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memorial of Mrs. Lewis to Adventa Hospice, 106 Rogosin Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, or at the residence, 131 Ed Lewis Rd., Hampton, Tenn., at any time. Mrs. Lewis will lie in-state Tuesday at the church from 12-2 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.Com/Tetrick

Mrs. Virtie S. Whaley

   Mrs. Virtie S. Whaley, 81, 198 Coal Chute Rd., Elizabethton, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomple and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
Mrs. Eliza K. Stiles

  
Mrs. Eliza Kathleen Stiles, 67, 106 Valley Forge Christian Church Rd., Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 9, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Stiles was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Walter and Pearl Jenkins Simerly. She was a former employee with the FBI in Washington, D.C., and North American Rayon for 20 years.
   Mrs. Stiles was a member and former nursery worker of the Valley Forge Christian Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence D. "Larry" Stiles in 1993 and by one brother, Carroll Simerly, and one sister, Novella Trivette.
   Survivors include one brother, Leroy Simerly of Elizabethton; and one sister, Mrs. Norma Trivette of Elizabethton; several special nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathway-Percy
  
   STILES - Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Kathleen Stiles, 67, 106 Valley Forge Christian Church Rd., Elizabethton, who died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in the Sunset Chapel of the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Lyard Hunter, Mr. H. Clay Bailey, minister, and Rev. Charlie Trivette officiating. Music will be Gail Campbell and Joel Crisp. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, in the Simerly Cemetery, Valley Forge Community. Active pallbearers will be David Campbell, Tony Trivette, Tim Oliver, Rusty Head, Eddie Hunter, and Dennis Simerly. Honorary pallbearers will be Butch Oliver, George Harrison, Eddie Simerly, Claude Trivette, Chuck Winfelder, Randy Whaley, Patrick Flaherty, Pat Lewis, Men of the Valley Forge Christian Church and Dr. David Fenner. Special thanks to Adventa Hospice and Vic the physical therapist. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Friends may visit at the residence anytime. Everyone will meet at the cemetery on Wednesday for the graveside service at 12:50 p.m. Condolences may be sent by e-mail to hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www. Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

February 10, 2002

Virginia B. Braly

  
Virginia Rose Blevins Braly, 84, 309 Church St., Hampton, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A Carter County native, she was a daughter of the late John and Martha Jane Johnson Blevins. Mrs. Braly was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Braly, Dec. 29, 1989.
   Mrs. Braly was in the first graduating class of Hampton High School, having graduated in 1937. She was a member of Valley Forge United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Blanton, Littleton, Colo., two sons, John H. Braly, II, N. Augusta, S.C., and William J. Braly, Gray, two sisters, Mrs. Louise Hammitt and Mrs. Mary Alice Ward, both of Elizabethton, one brother, Korff W. Blevins, Erwin, three grandchildren, Michael V. Blanton, Kathryn Blanton Rickson and Elise N. Braly, two great-grandchildren, Zachary Thomas and Katherine Rickson, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Peggy Fletcher

  
Miss Peggy Fletcher, 79, 608 N. Roan St., Elizabethton, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness.
   A Carter County native, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Callie Manning Fletcher. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Lawson Fletcher, John Razor Fletcher, three sisters, Mary Nell Buckles, Jean Fletcher Pierce and Ona Rada Fletcher.
   She was a member of First Christian Church, where she was a member of the WinSome Sunday School Class. She was a former employee of Larkin Bakery.
   Survivors include one sister, Janie Elizabeth Hughes, Johnson City, eight nephews, Jack Harvey Hughes, Jonesborough, Mark Fletcher Pierce, Knoxville, Robert Steve Buckles, Elizabethton, Charlie John Hughes, Johnson City, Jack Roland Hughes, Jonesborough, Scott C. Pierce, Nashville, Benjamin C. Pierce, Knoxville, Jack Hunter Hughes, Jonesborough, two nieces, Hannah Renee Buckles, Kayla Nicole Buckles, both of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   FLETCHER -- Graveside services for Miss Peggy Fletcher, 79, 608 N. Roan St., Elizabethton, who died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be nephews, Jack Harvey Hughes, Mark Fletcher Pierce, Robert Steve Buckles, Charlie John Hughes, Jack Roland Hughes, Scott C. Pierce and Benjamin C. Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of First Christian Church and Jack Hughes. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Lela H. Gentry

  
Mrs. Lela "Elsie" Hawkins Gentry, 87, 115 W. I St., Elizabethton, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, in the Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport.
   A Washington County, Va., native, she was a daughter of the late Steve Jett and Clara McIntyre Hawkins. Mrs. Gentry was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Gentry, Sept. 6, 1968, and by a daughter, Betty Sue Gentry Eller, May 11, 1996.
   She had lived in Elizabethton for the past 65 years. Mrs. Gentry was retired from the Cafeteria Department of Harold McCormick School. She was a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church and the Gertrude Hale Sunday School Class.
   Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Kay E. and C.M. "Fig" Newton, Elizabethton, a son and his wife, Dr. William E. and Susan Gentry, Bethesda, Md., five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Martha Lee and Wyndon Goodson, Greeneville, Tenn., Dorothy and Eugene Scyphers, Pauline and Virgil Noonkestner, Florence Scott and Brenda Ann Hawkins, all of Abingdon, Va., five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GENTRY -- Graveside services for Mrs. Lela "Elsie" Hawkins Gentry, 87, 115 W. I St., Elizabethton, who died Thursday, Feb. 7, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Forrest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, Va. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Karen L. King

  
Karen Lee King, 37, 110 Cloudland Dr., Elizabethton, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center due to injuries received in an automobile accident.
   A Washington County native, she was the daughter of Edna Smith, Elizabethton, and the late Freddie Bill Ricker. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Homer Smith.
   Ms. King attended Happy Valley High School and was a homemaker.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a best friend, Terry Freeman, Elizabethton, one daughter, Misty White, Elizabethton, one son and one daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Ray and Jena Ricker, Hudson, N.C., one sister, Diana Stanton, Hickory, N.C., one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Terry Dugger, Johnson City, one granddaughter, Joscleyn Ricker, Hudson, N.C., one nephew and three nieces, and several uncles and aunts.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   KING -- Funeral services for Karen Lee King, 37, 110 Cloudland Dr., Elizabethton, who died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Revs. Marvin Slagle and James Hamm officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or other times at the residence, 110 Cloudland Dr., Elizabethton, any time. Condolences may be send 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

Beulah L. Lewis

   Beulah L. Lewis, 88, 131 Lewis Rd., Hampton, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at her residence.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Eliza K. Stiles

  
Mrs. Eliza Kathleen Stiles, 67, 106 Valley Forge Christian Church Rd., Elizabethton, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

February 8, 2002

Lela H. Gentry

   Mrs. Lela "Elsie" Hawkins Gentry, 87, 115 West I Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 7, 2002, at Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport.
   Mrs. Gentry was a native of Washington County, Va., and a daughter of the late Steve Jett and Clara McIntyre Hawkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John W. Gentry, September 6, 1968, and a daughter, Betty Sue Gentry Eller, May 11, 1996.
   Mrs. Gentry had lived in Elizabethton for the past 65 years. She was retired from the Cafeteria Department of Harold McCormick School and was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church and the Gertrude Hall Sunday School Class.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kay E. and C.M. "Fig" Newton, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. William E. and Susan Gentry, Bethesda, Md.; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Martha Lee and Wyndon Goodson, Greeneville, Dorothy and Eugene Scyphers, Pauline and Virgil Noonkestner, Florence Scott and Brenda Ann Haskins, all of Abingdon, Va.; and a special friend, Penelope Riley Stewart. Five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GENTRY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lela "Elsie" Hawkins Gentry, 87, 115 West I Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 7, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at Oak Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 10, in the Forrest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, Va. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Saturday and also at Memorial Funeral Chapel at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, will be Will Andrews, Claude Emmert, Bob Ross, Frank Gentry, David Ornduff and Richard Ornduff. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and neighbors. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Oak Street Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Kay E. and C.M. "Fig" Newton, 137 Newton Road, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Gentry to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644 or to "We Love Our Church," Oak Street Baptist Church, 804 Oak Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Gentry Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby F. Potter

   Mrs. Ruby F. Simerly Potter, 93, 162 Riverbottom Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at Hermitage Health Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Potter was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John F. and Sarah Alice Headrick Simerly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James McKinley Potter, in 1987, a son, in 1929, and two brothers.
   Mrs. Potter was a retired employee of American Bemberg Corporation and a member of Valley Forge Christian Church since 1922 where she was elected Mother of the Year in 1979.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Loretta and Rupert Range and Martha Hardin, all of Elizabethton; a brother, Robert Simerly, Elizabethton; a grandson, Raymond M. Range, Elizabethton; four granddaughters, Kathy Foster, Erwin, Debra Hardin and Janet Eddy, both of Johnson City, and Amy Hardin, Elizabethton; and five great-grandchildren, Christopher Browning and Jordan Eddy, both of Johnson City, Megan Trivette, Elizabethton, Carmen Range and Christen Range, both of Greeneville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   POTTER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby F. Simerly Potter, 93, 162 Riverbottom Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, February 6, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, February 8, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. H. Clay Bailey, minister, officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Gail Campbell and Joel Crisp. Committal services and entombment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and members of Valley Forge Christian Church. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence of either daughter at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Building Fund of Valley Forge Christian Church, Valley Forge Christian Church Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

February 7, 2002

Mary Conatser


   Mrs. Mary Conatser, 97, 337 Cherokee Mountain Road, Jonesborough, died Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Conatser was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Alvin Hawkin and Sarah Percell Greene. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Conatser, and three brothers, Howard Greene, Hardin Greene and Harry Greene.
   Mrs. Conatser was a member of Union Church of Christ. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two sisters, Myrtle Bennett and Lena Poore, both of Jonesborough; a brother, Hubert Greene, Elizabethton; and a sister-in-law, Goldie Greene, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CONATSER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Conatser, 97, 337 Cherokee Mountain Road, Jonesborough, who died Tuesday, February 5, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 7, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Lamar Garrison officiating. Interment services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, February 8, in the Union Church of Christ Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, and other times at the home of Myrtle Bennett, 37 Cherokee Mountain Road, Jonesborough. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Potter

   Ruby Potter, 93, 162 Riverbottom Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at Hermitage Health Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

February 6, 2002

Mary J. Cole

   Mrs. Mary Jane Cole, 60, 390 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Cole was a native of Sullivan County and a daughter of the late Eugene F. and Frances Hyatt Berry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sanford J. Cole, who died October 30, 1995, and by two brothers.
   Mrs. Cole had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Louise Berry, Bristol; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Nell and Henry Knox, Rogersville, Helen Russell and Willie Mae and Benny Dingus, all of Bristol; two sisters-in-law, Debbie Berry and Myrtle Cole; and her special friends, Beulah Peters, Shirley Verran and Dorothy Taylor. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Cole, 60, 390 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 4, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh, the Rev. Bill Greer and the Rev. Carl Johnson officiating. Music will be provided by the New Liberty Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7, in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, will be Kenneth Colbaugh, Rusty Verran, Tommy Verran, Lynn Peters, Eddie Russell, Jeff Clowers, Kenny Greer and Kevin Colbaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Cole Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Martin D. Smith

   Martin D. Smith, 81, 136 Millard Cable Road, Butler, died Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Smith was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Arthur Grant and Lela Morton Smith. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
   Mr. Smith was a member of Stout Hill Church of Christ and was a dedicated fisherman and farmer. He retired from Grandfather Mountain Golf and Country Club after 22 years of service in general construction. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
   Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Hartley Smith, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Raymond and Glenda Smith and Arthur Smith, all of Butler; a special ex-daughter-in-law, Julia Walsh, Butler; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Floyd Mathews, Butler; two granddaughters, Donna Smith and Kristy Smith, both of Butler; three grandsons, Floyd Mathews III, Anthony Smith and Alex Mathews, all of Butler; two sisters, Stella Ward, Elizabethton, and Selma Dugger, Butler; and two special friends, Kendall and Hollie Cable, Butler. 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 Martin D. Smith, 81, 136 Millard Cable Road, Butler, who died Tuesday, February 5, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7, at Stout Hill Church of Christ with Mr. David Irick and Mr. Donnie Cable, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Stout Hill Church of Christ Choir. Interment will follow the service in the Cable Cemetery, Butler, with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Cable, Dr. John Ward, Dr. Charles P. Cole and Dr. Jeffrey Hopland. A special "Thank You" to the ICU Nursing Staff and Nurses of the 3rd Floor at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The body will be taken to the Stout Hill Church of Christ at 4 p.m. Wednesday, where it will remain until the service time. Friends may call at the church at any time. Friends may also call at the residence, 136 Millard Cable Road, Butler, 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.

February 5, 2002

Danny L. Baird Jr.

   Danny Lynn Baird Jr., 23, 272 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 2, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Baird was a native of Carter County and the son of Danny Lynn Baird Sr. and Katie D. Woods Baird, Watauga.
   Mr. Baird was a farmer and a graduate of Happy Valley High School.
   He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Zella M. Baird, Clyde Baird and Arlie Woods, two uncles, Roger Dean Baird and Kenneth Woods, and his great-grandfather, R.L. Simpson.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandmother, Iva Lee Woods, Elizabethton; his great-grandmother, Hazel Simpson, Elizabethton; and three aunts and two uncles, Katherine Parlier, Watauga, Joe and Ruby Woods, Elizabethton, and Jackie and David Woods, Hampton. Several other aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BAIRD -- Funeral services for Danny Lynn Baird Jr., 23, 272 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, who died Saturday, February 2, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jason Woods, Jamie Salts, Eddie Simpson, Joey Mottern, Terry Perry Jr., Ben Watkins, Shane Hardy, Ricky Simpson, Larry Scott, Travis Vanhoy and Bradley Wilson. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Thursday for the committal service. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his parents, Danny and Katie Baird, 272 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, 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.

Faye D. Black

   Mrs. Faye Dean Sneed Black, 59, of Hartford, Tenn., died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Black was a native of Unicoi County and had lived in Hartford for the past 14 years. She was a daughter of Edith Campbell Sneed, Hampton, and the late John Sneed.
   Mrs. Black was of the Free Will Baptist faith and attended locally the Simerly Creek True Holiness Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Ferman Black, of the home; five sons; one daughter; three brothers; four sisters and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
   Manes Funeral Home, 363 E. Main Street, Newport, Tenn., (423) 623-6952, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BLACK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Dean Sneed Black, 59, of Hartford, Tenn., who died Sunday, February 3, 2002, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at Zion Baptist Church in Hartford with Pastor B.F. McKinney officiating. Interment will follow in the Black Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Manes Funeral Home. Friends may visit at the residence of her mother, Edith Sneed, 706 Fairview Road, Hampton, from 12 noon until 4 p.m. Tuesday. Manes Funeral Home, 363 E. Main Street, Newport, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. This notice is a courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Mary J. Cole

   Mrs. Mary Jane Cole, 60, 390 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Cole was a native of Sullivan County and a daughter of the late Eugene F. and Frances Hyatt Berry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sanford J. Cole, who died October 30, 1995, and by two brothers.
   Mrs. Cole had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Louise Berry, Bristol; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Nell and Henry Knox, Rogersville, Helen Russell and Willie Mae and Benny Dingus, all of Bristol; two sisters-in-law, Debbie Berry and Myrtle Cole; and her special friends, Beulah Peters, Shirley Verran and Dorothy Taylor. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Cole, 60, 390 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 4, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh, the Rev. Bill Greer and the Rev. Carl Johnson officiating. Music will be provided by the New Liberty Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7, in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, will be Kenneth Colbaugh, Rusty Verran, Tommy Verran, Lynn Peters, Eddie Russell, Jeff Clowers, Kenny Greer and Kevin Colbaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Pleasant Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie B. Fortune

   JOHNSON CITY -- Bonnie Britton Fortune, 96, formerly of 109 Woodland Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home in Knoxville following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Fortune was a native of Johnson City and the daughter of the late B.B. and Mary Kyker Britton. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Joseph E. Fortune Sr.; an infant son, Joe Summers Fortune; a sister, Ruth Guthrie; and two brothers, Kyle and Bernie Britton.
   Mrs. Fortune was a graduate of Science Hill High School. She was a homemaker and a substitute teacher at Valley Forge School. She was a member of Shenandoah Presbyterian Church where she taught her adult Sunday School Class for 25 years. She also taught Sunday School at Doe River Baptist Church for 25 years.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Gretchen Fortune of Brazil, South America, Jonathan and Jean Fortune, Knoxville, and Joe and Shiryll Fortune, Johnson City; a sister, Louise Garrett, Johnson City; and seven grandchildren, David Hudson Fortune and his wife Karen, Peoria, Ill., Jane Musser and her husband Scott, Fishers, Ind., Mark Fortune and his wife Lisa, Detroit, Mich., Tim Fortune, Knoxville, Angelia Fortune, Knoxville, Chris Durham and his wife Tina, Johnson City, and Casey Durham and his wife Holly, Erwin. Twelve great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many special friends also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge. Visit our Web site at www.funeral-plans.com/tetrick
  
   FORTUNE -- Funeral services for Bonnie Britton Fortune, 96, formerly of 109 Woodland Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, February 3, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City with Mr. David Light officiating. Music will be under the direction of Scott Musser. Interment will follow on Wednesday, February 6, at 10 a.m. at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be her friends at Shenandoah Presbyterian Church and her friends at Doe River Baptist Church. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City or at the family's residence, 3702 Kimrod Drive, Johnson City. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Shenandoah Presbyterian Church, 164 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Gretchen Fortune of Brazil, South America, Jonathan and Jean Fortune, Knoxville, and Joe and Shiryll Fortune, Johnson City; a sister, Louise Garrett, Johnson City; and seven grandchildren, David Hudson Fortune and his wife Karen, Peoria, Ill., Jane Musser and her husband Scott, Fishers, Ind., Mark Fortune and his wife Lisa, Detroit, Mich., Tim Fortune, Knoxville, Angelia Fortune, Knoxville, Chris Durham and his wife Tina, Johnson City, and Casey Durham and his wife Holly, Erwin. Twelve great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many special friends also survive. Condolences may be sent to the family via our e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Lester S. Galyon

   KNOXVILLE -- Lester Scott Galyon, 91, of Knoxville, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, in Elizabethton.
   Mr. Galyon was a member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church and a retired employee of Foot Mineral and the University of Tennessee. He was a member of Charles H. McKinney Lodge #433 F&AM, and was a World War II veteran.
   Mr. Galyon was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Wallace Galyon; his parents, Robert A. and Eliza Scott Galyon; two brothers, Richard and Ernest Galyon; and two sisters, Lillian Drinnen and Faye Knott.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Victor "Vic" and Marie Galyon, Knoxville, and Stephen "Steve" Lester and Suzanne Galyon, Roan Mountain; grandchildren, Victor Galyon Jr. and his wife Tammy, Christy Payne and her husband Tony, Heather Buckles and her husband Allen; five great-granddaughters, Tayler, Allie, Katie, Ashley and Kailee; two sisters, Mae Hill, Knoxville, and Earlene Phillips, Rutledge; several nieces and nephews; and his extended family at Stocton Residential Home in Roan Mountain and Pine Ridge Care Center in Elizabethton.
   Rose Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel, Knoxville, (865) 588-8578, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GALYON -- A Masonic service for Lester Scott Galyon, 91, of Knoxville, who died Saturday, February 2, 2002, in Elizabethton, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, at Rose Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel, provided by Charles H. McKinney Lodge #433 followed by funeral services with the Rev. Joshua officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, at the main entrance of Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 12 noon interment service. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary. Rose Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel, Knoxville, (865) 588-8578, is in charge of arrangements.

Louise B. Jewett

   Mrs. Louise Buckles Jewett, 66, 1960 Milligan Highway, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Jewett was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Abe and Kate Forbes Buckles.
   Mrs. Jewett was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Howard W. Jewett; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelia Jeannette and Bill Bailey, Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Viola Joines, Elizabethton; and three grandchildren, Billy Bailey, Brandy Bailey and Jessee Bailey, all of Chicago, Ill. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JEWETT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Buckles Jewett, 66, 1960 Milligan Highway, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 2, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Stout and Mr. Kenneth Jones officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir and Greg Ruston. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Kenneth Jewett, Keith Massey, Lynn Tipton, Ed Stalcup, Arvin "Toad" Ketchem and Bud Street. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Campbell and members of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Jewett Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

John R. Kepley

   John Robert "Bob" Kepley, 75, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., formerly of Salisbury, N.C., died Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton.
   Born September 8, 1926, in Salisbury, Mr. Kepley, a son of the late John Whitehead and Nova Whitehead Wagner Kepley, was educated in the Salisbury City schools. During World War II, he served in the Civil Service in Norfolk, Va.
   Mr. Kepley was a former paint and body man for Bauknight and Foil Motor Company, and later was a diesel mechanic and foreman in Atlanta, Ga. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church but attended McGill Presbyterian Church in Roan Mountain.
   Survivors include his wife, Madge Letterman Kepley; a son, Thomas L. "Tom" Kepley, Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, James W. Kepley, Spencer, and Charles Hayden Kepley, Chicago, Ill.; and a sister, Ruth K. Parrish, Bell, Fla.
   Funeral services were held Friday.

Ollie M. Rosenbaum

   Ollie Mae Rosenbaum, 91, 123 Rosenbaum Private Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Rosenbaum was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and had lived in Carter County for the last 50 years. She was the daughter of the late David Franklin and Fannie Pearl Tucker and was also preceded in death by a son, Frank Junior Rosenbaum.
   Mrs. Rosenbaum was a homemaker and attended Prayer Tabernacle.
   Survivors include her husband, Frank B. Rosenbaum Sr., of the home; a daughter, Tammy Rosenbaum, Elizabethton; two brothers, David F. Tucker Jr. and Fred Tucker Sr., both of Elizabethton; and a brother-in-law, Clifford Rosenbaum. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, 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
  
   ROSENBAUM -- Funeral services for Ollie Mae Rosenbaum, 91, 123 Rosenbaum Private Drive, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 4, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 7, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. A.G. Wagner officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 8, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Fred Tucker, Danny Oliver, Dave F. Tucker, Roy Scott and Ernest Rosenbaum. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Frank Harrill, Tip Woods, Greg Bowers, Boyd Smith, Ralph Bush, David Bush, George Dugger Jr., Freddie Colbaugh, Dr. Ted Sykes, Dr. Jason Hatjioannou, Judge Arden Hill, Wesley Grindstaff and Larry Proffitt. 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 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 123 Rosenbaum Private Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret E. Whitehead

   Margaret "Libby" Elizabeth Whitehead, 47, 1440 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at her residence.
   Ms. Whitehead was a native of Washington County and a daughter of Elsie McLaughlin Nickels and the late James Nickels.
   Ms. Whitehead was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Forbes, Unicoi, and Edna Frazier, Erwin; two sisters, Edna Charlton, Elizabethton, and Nancy Shelton, Erwin; five brothers, Kenneth Nickels, Johnson City, Samuel Nickels, Middle, Tenn., Warren Nickels of North Carolina, Jim Nickels of Erwin and Larry Nickels of Idaho; and six grandchildren, Heather Adkins and Ashley Nickels, both of Unicoi, Joyce Love, Erwin, Bridgette Collins, Greeneville, Adam Forbes, Unicoi, and Tommy Frazier, Erwin.
   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Margaret "Libby" Elizabeth Whitehead, 47, 1440 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, who died Saturday, February 2, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home with the Rev. Samuel Nickels and the Rev. J.C. Sheets officiating. Interment will follow at Garland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be notified. The family will receive friends at Valley Funeral Home from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via Valley@Funeral-Plans.com/Valley. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Margaret "Libby" Whitehead through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley.

February 4, 2002

Bonnie B. Fortune

   Bonnie Britton Fortune, 95, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home in Knoxville following an extended illness.
   Completed funeral arrangements will be announced later by Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City.
   Condolences may be sent to the family via our e-mail address tetrickjc@funeral-plans.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge.

Louise B. Jewett

   Mrs. Louise Buckles Jewett, 66, 1960 Milligan Highway, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Jewett was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Abe and Kate Forbes Buckles.
   Mrs. Jewett was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Howard W. Jewett; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelia Jeannette and Bill Bailey, Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Viola Joines, Elizabethton; and three grandchildren, Billy Bailey, Brandy Bailey and Jessee Bailey, all of Chicago, Ill. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JEWETT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Buckles Jewett, 66, 1960 Milligan Highway, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 2, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Stout and Mr. Kenneth Jones officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir and Greg Ruston. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Kenneth Jewett, Keith Massey, Lynn Tipton, Ed Stalcup, Arvin "Toad" Ketchem and Bud Street. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Campbell and members of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Jewett Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 3, 2002

Danny L. Baird Jr.

   Danny Lynn Baird Jr., 23, 272 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 2, 2002.
   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

Bonnie L. Cole

   Bonnie Louise Cole, 90, formerly of 209 Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, February 1, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Cole was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charlie and Mandy Fair Martin. She was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Cole was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church. She was former owner and operator of Cole's Market for 25 years.
   Survivors include her husband, Willie J. Cole, of the home, and two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Jack and Loretta Morris and Joseph L. and Teresa Cole, all of Elizabethton. Four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three step-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
  
   COLE -- Funeral services for Bonnie Louise Cole, 90, formerly of 209 Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, February 1, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Interment will follow at Garland Cemetery, Bulldog Hollow. Active pallbearers will be Greg Morris, Joe Cole Jr., Ron Honeycutt, John Sampson, Jerry McNeil and Keith Tolley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 4, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of her sons, Billy Jack Morris, 200 N. East Street, Elizabethton, or Joseph L. Cole, 209 Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Worley J. Wilson

   Worley J. Wilson, 78, of Seattle, Wash., died Sunday, January 20, 2002, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
   Mr. Wilson was a World War II Navy veteran.
   Survivors include a daughter, Carol Wilson, Seattle, Wash.; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Sweeney and Florence Webb, both of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Edna Wiley, Hampton; and a brother, Ralph Wilson, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, January 23, at Riverton Crest Cemetery in Tukwila, Wash.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

February 1, 2002

Christopher M. Bullard

   Christopher Matthew Bullard, 20, 130 Robinson Lane, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Bullard was a native of Carter County and a son of Cheryl Mastbrook Vaughn, Elizabethton, and the late Christopher Bullard, who died in 1982. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Jessie Estep, Elizabethton, and the late Jackie Estep. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Buck Bullard.
   Mr. Bullard was a 2000 graduate of Unaka High School and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. He was a plumber.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother and grandmother, include his stepfather, Richard Vaughn, Elizabethton; five sisters, Jessica Brown, Angela Vaughn and Emily Vaughn, all of the home, Sharon McLaughlin, Johnson City, and Rachael Simpson, Elizabethton; his paternal grandmother, Mae Bullard, Elizabethton; his maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Robert and Diane Mastbrook, Vienna, Va.; a special brother, Dylan Estep; his aunts and uncles, Lisa Russell, Tracy Lingerfelt, Wendy Ellis, Kay and Herman Simmons, and a special aunt, Kay Bullard.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BULLARD -- Funeral services for Christopher Matthew Bullard, 20, 130 Robinson Lane, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 29, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 1, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eric Wright officiating. Music will be provided by Dale Williams. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, will be Joshua Russell, Daniel Russell, Joshua Scalf, Jamie Blevins, Jeremy Burleson and Steven Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Buckles, Shane McLaughlin, Billy Ellis, Dustin Collins, Davy Collins, Brandon Blevins, Daniel Campbell, Jamin Buckles, Brandon Lethcoe, Jason Buckles and Brandon Irick. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother and stepfather, Cheryl and Richard Vaughn, 462 Muddy Branch Road, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to Memorial Funeral Chapel to help defray the costs. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Anna M. Daniels

   Miss Anna Mae Daniels, 83, 156 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 31, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Miss Daniels was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Samuel J. and Alice Blevins Daniels. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Howard Daniels.
   Miss Daniels worked at North American Rayon Corporation for 38 years. She was a member of Borderview Christian Church, where she had served as secretary for 13 years. She was a 1935 graduate of Elizabethton High School.
   Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Florence Holdren, Elizabethton; four nieces, Helen Sewell, Sue Prater, Linda Hawthorne and Susan McNabb; and two nephews, Lynn Holdren and James Holdren. Several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DANIELS -- Funeral services for Miss Anna Mae Daniels, 83, 156 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 31, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 2, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dave Wolfe and Mr. Jeff McNabb officiating. Music will be provided by Susan McNabb, Maia McNabb and Alyssa McNabb. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 9 a.m. Sunday, February 3, in the Colbaugh Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and former ministers of Borderview Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Florence Holdren, 176 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 8:55 a.m. Sunday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Daniels Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bernice Pierce

   Mrs. Bernice Pierce, 79, 124 Witcher Lane, Erwin, died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Pierce was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John R. and Flora Oliver Wilson., She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Pierce, October 2, 2001, and by a brother and three sisters.
   Mrs. Pierce had lived in Erwin for a number of years. She was a member of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, Erwin.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Freddie S. and Anna Marie Pierce, Delray Beach, Fla.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Pierce, of the home, and Frances and Richard Estep, Elizabethton; a sister, Mary Alice Brown, Holt, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jeffery L. Estep, Cary, N.C., Dawn Bishop and her husband Mark, Lauderhill, Fla., and Dana Stanford and her husband Chris, Harleysville, Pa.; several nieces and nephew; several sisters and brothers-in-law; and two special friends, Nell Wagner and Pansy Shelly.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PIERCE -- Graveside services for Mrs. Bernice Pierce, 79, 124 Witcher Lane, Erwin, who died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Charlie Murphy officiating. Interment will follow the service. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. Friends may register their presence at the funeral home Friday or Saturday morning. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Richard Estep, 106 Nelson Drive, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, 800 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, Tenn. 37650. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. Saturday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Pierce Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.