February 28, 2002

Rose D. Allshouse

   Rose D. Allshouse, 76, 111 Will Estep Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 27, 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

Ethel L. Perry

   Mrs. Ethel L. Perry, 84, 262 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Perry was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late James and Cena Stout Ellis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Perry, in 1983, and several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Perry was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Gene Perry, Loganville, Ga., and Larry James Perry, Elizabethton; three daughters, Bernice McAninch, Carolyn Blevins and Patty Simerly, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Kate Carr, Elizabethton; and nine grandchildren, Kristie McAninch, Charlie Blevins, Cena Howerton, Chase Simerly, Todd Perry, Molly DeRoche, Annette Frazier, Carolyn Sue Perry and Heike Perry. Thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   PERRY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel L. Perry, 84, 262 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 28, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Lyons and Mr. David Burrell officiating. Music will be by Scott Reynolds, organist, Ray Don Markland and Jerry Barnett, soloists. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, in the Garden of The Last Supper at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Hensel Johnson, Sam Carr, Robert Lambert, Dr. Chris Downs, Dr. Kenneth Olive, Dr. Fredrick Seifers, Glen Nave, Ray Markland, Carl Burrough, the Staff of Hillview Nursing Home, the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class and fellow members of Harmony Baptist Church, friends and neighbors of the Keenburg Community. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Harmony Baptist Church, 130 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to Special Olympics, Dawn of Hope, P.O. Box 30, Johnson City, TN 37605. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Blevins, 197 Sand Mine 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

Rosa L. Stout

   Rosa Lee Stout, 93, formerly of 12801 Highway 67W, Butler, died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Stout was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late James and Alice Holden Fletcher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eddie W. Stout, February 8, 1995, two sons, Vernon C. Stout and Glen H. Stout, and by five brothers and four sisters.
   Mrs. Stout was a homemaker and a member of Little Doe Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and three daughters-in-law, Howard Paul and Shirley Stout, Butler, Beulah Stout, Butler, and Barbara Stout, Council, Idaho. Six grandchildren, five 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
  
   STOUT -- Funeral services for Rosa Lee Stout, 93, formerly of 12801 Highway 67W, Butler, who died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Burl Garland and the Rev. Kreg Smith officiating. Music will be under the direction of Coy Hawks, soloist, and Trilla Little, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Elwood Arnold, Chuck Arnold, Park Arnold, Richard Cable, Phillip Garver and Tom Kyte. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Stanley, Walter Garver, the men of Little Doe Baptist Church, Carter Isaacs, Tim Wilson, Lynn Wilson, friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the home of her son, Howard Paul Stout, 12775 Highway 67W, Butler, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Stout to Little Doe Baptist Church, 325 Doe Creek, Butler, TN 37640 or to Johnson County Emergency Rescue Squad, Inc., 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN 37683. 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 27, 2002

Daney R. Harmon

   BOONE, N.C. -- Daney Ray Harmon, 63, of Elk Park, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.
   Mr. Harmon was a native of Avery County and a son of the late Dayton and Beulah Guy Harmon. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Ed, Rufus, Ray, Glenn and Ralph Harmon, and two sisters, Susie Dugger and Marie Blankenship.
   Mr. Harmon was a retired truck driver from Land Transportation Company.
   Survivors include his wife, Faye Borders Harmon, of the home; four sisters, Meirl Dugger and Margie Jones, both of Taylorsville, Judy Hodge, Roan Mountain, Tenn., and Faye Stines, Elk Park; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Norman Roark, Elk Park.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28, at John Harmon Cemetery in Elk Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton Funeral Service in Boone.
   Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel L. Perry

   Mrs. Ethel L. Perry, 84, 1666 Hillview Drive, formerly of 262 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
   These services have been entrusted to the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Rosa Stout

   Rosa Stout, 93, formerly of Highway 67, Butler, died Wednesday, February 27, 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

February 26, 2002

Jerry R. Burks


   Jerry Ray Burks, 55, 169 Earl Williams Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Burks was a native of Holland, Mo., and had lived in Elizabethton for the past 35 years. He was the son of the late B.F. and Mary Lancaster Burks and was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Burks, in 1996.
   Mr. Burks was of the Baptist faith and was formerly employed as a mechanic at North American Rayon Corporation. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War.
   Survivors include his wife, Shirley Bowers Burks, of the home; a daughter, Tina Burleson, Elizabethton; a son, Bradley Burks, Gastonia, N.C.; three grandchildren, Brittany Burleson and Skylar Burleson, both of Elizabethton, and Christopher Burks, Watauga; a twin sister, Mary Morefield of Missouri; and four brothers, Damon Burks, Bobby Burks and Wayne Burks, all of Missouri, and Joe Burks of Michigan. 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
  
   BURKS -- Funeral services for Jerry Ray Burks, 55, 169 Earl Williams Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 24, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feburary 27, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Presnell, Derek Presnell, Larry Stanberry, Johnny Scott, Mark Shell and the Rev. Nick Bradshaw. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at Mountain Home National Cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 169 Earl Williams 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.

Mary I. Canova

   Mary Ivajean Gibson Canova, 68, 2422 Charles Street, Johnson City, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Canova was a native of Carter County. She had lived in Florida for 20 years and the rest of her life in this area. She was a daughter of the late John Pierce Gibson and Sally Mae Carr Gibson and was also preceded in death by her husband, Izzy Canova, in 1993.
   Mrs. Canova was a homemaker and a Baptist.
   Survivors include three daughters, Pauline Self and Shelby Canova, both of Johnson City, and Janie Canova, Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, John William Canova, Johnson City; and three brothers, Billy Joe Gibson, Johnson City, Howard Preston Gibson, Elizabethton, and Daniel McKinley Gibson, St. Augustine, Fla. Seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CANOVA -- Funeral services for Mary Ivajean Gibson Canova, 68, 2422 Charles Street, Johnson City, who died Sunday, February 24, 2002, will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, in the Morris-Baker North Chapel with the Rev. Jim Harmon officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and other hours at the residence. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Agnes Henley

   LINVILLE, N.C. -- Agnes Forbes Henley, 99, died Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at a health-care center in Asheville.
   A native and lifelong resident of Avery County, Mrs. Henley was a daughter of the late John Wesley Forbes and Rosa Burleson Forbes. She attended Linville Evangelical Methodist Church.
   Mrs. Henley was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Henley Sr.; two sons, David and Nathan Henley; a daughter, Dorcas Bortolamedi; a daughter-in-law, Theodora "Teddy" Henley; two sisters, Edna Forbes and Myrtle Greene; and three brothers, Murphy, Carson and John Forbes Jr.
   Survivors include five sons and four daughters-in-law, Donald and Katherine Henley, Elizabethton, Tenn., Rufus Henley, Newland, Pete and Mary Helen Henley, Asheville, Christopher and Gerry Henley, Spruce Pine, and Dan and Linda Henley, Winston-Salem; four daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and John Jackson, Asheville, Mary and Everette Gaddy, Cleveland, Tenn., Esther and John Miller and Priscilla and Carl Meyers, all of Morganton; a son-in-law, Guiseppe Bortolamedi, Rome, Italy; four sisters, Josephine Turlington, Dunn, Thelma Hampton, Linville, Elsie Harmon, Newland, and Margaret Shell, Elk Park; a brother, Cody Forbes, Linville; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
   Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 24, in Newland, with interment in Linville.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121, served the Henley Family.

Kenneth R. Hicks

   Kenneth Rosco Hicks, 68, 1205 Arney Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Hicks was a native of Washington County and a son of the late John Wesley and Laura Rice Hicks. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Earlene Hicks, May 9, 2001, and by a brother and five sisters.
   Mr. Hicks had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. He was a retired manager of Costal Mart and was a Pentecostal.
   Survivors include a very special friend, Gloria Jenkins, Elizabethton, and two sisters, Eula Blanche Barnes and Sylvia Johnson, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HICKS -- Funeral services for Kenneth Rosco Hicks, 68, 1205 Arney Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 24, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dean Livingston, the Rev. Hobart Bradshaw and the Rev. Ken Bewley officiating. Music will be provided by The Livingston Trio. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 28, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Darrell Livingston, Gary Livingston, Dwight Livingston, Larry Stines, Larry Grindstaff, Steve Linkous and Ray Odom. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Johnson, Earl Rice, Elmer Bradshaw, Garfie Johnson, Gary Jenkins, Wayne St. John, Tommy McKeehan, Elwood Duvall, Ronald Crowe, Ronnie Crowe, Beryl Walker, Doyle Dunn, Frankie Whitaker, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:50 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Hicks Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 25, 2002

Jerry R. Burks


   Jerry Ray Burks, 55, 169 Earl Williams Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Burks was a native of Holland, Mo., and had lived in Elizabethton for the past 35 years. He was the son of the late B.F. and Mary Lancaster Burks and was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Burks, in 1996.
   Mr. Burks was of the Baptist faith and was formerly employed as a mechanic at North American Rayon Corporation. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.
   Survivors include his wife, Shirley Bowers Burks, of the home; a daughter, Tina Burleson, Elizabethton; a son, Bradley Burks, Gastonia, N.C.; three grandchildren, Brittany Burleson and Skylar Burleson, both of Elizabethton, and Christopher Burks, Watauga; a twin sister, Mary Morefield of Missouri; and four brothers, Damon Burks, Bobby Burks and Wayne Burks, all of Missouri, and Joe Burks of Michigan. 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
  
   BURKS -- Funeral services for Jerry Ray Burks, 55, 169 Earl Williams Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 24, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feburary 27, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Presnell, Derek Presnell, Larry Stanberry, Johnny Scott, Mark Shell and the Rev. Nick Bradshaw. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at Mountain Home National Cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 169 Earl Williams 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.

Kenneth R. Hicks

   Kenneth R. Hicks, 68, 1205 Arney Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Marjorie R. Odom

   Marjorie Rash Odom, 61, 1903 Broadmoor Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Odom was a native of Hampton and a daughter of the late Ranger Edward Rash and Pauline Baines Rash. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Odom graduated from Hampton High School and attended Strayer College, Washington, D.C., and East Tennessee State University. She was employed by the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington Field Office, Washington, D.C., before moving back to the East Tennessee area.
   She was also a medical secretary for Drs. W.Y. Smith, Jim Brown, Billy Golden, Robert Jones, R.C. Christensen and A.I. Sobel, Kingsport, until her retirement due to disability.
   Mrs. Odom was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, Alpha Pi Chapter, Johnson City, and a member of Central Baptist Church, Johnson City.
   Survivors include her husband, David F. Odom, of the home; a daughter, Laura, son-in-law, Jeffery, and grandson, Connor Aaron Cooper, Johnson City; a son, Bryan, daughter-in-law, Jana, and granddaughter, Caitlyn Paige Odom, Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Joan Loyd Rash, Johnson City; a niece, Mrs. Patsy Leach, two nephews, Tyrone and Boyd Moretz Jr., and two great-nephews, all of the Washington, D.C. area; three aunts; one uncle and numerous cousins.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ODOM -- Marjorie Rash Odom, 61, 1903 Broadmoor Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at her residence. At her request, brief graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. Ronald F. Murray officiating. Interment will follow. Friends are invited to meet the family at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Odom requested donations in her memory be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. She is survived by her husband, David F. Odom, of the home; a daughter, Laura, son-in-law, Jeffery, and grandson, Connor Aaron Cooper, Johnson City; a son, Bryan, daughter-in-law, Jana, and granddaughter, Caitlyn Paige Odom, Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Joan Loyd Rash, Johnson City; a niece, Mrs. Patsy Leach, two nephews, Tyrone and Boyd Moretz Jr., and two great-nephews, all of the Washington, D.C. area; three aunts, one uncle and numerous cousins. Online condolences may be sent to the Odom Family via www.morrisbaker.com. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

Evelyn M. Pippin

   Mrs. Evelyn Mae Frye Pippin, 75, 130 Snow Bird Lane, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 23, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Pippin was a native of Avery County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Mankin and Stella Ollis Frye. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Aileen Ashworth and Jacqueline Zimmerman.
   Mrs. Pippin had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a member of West Side Christian Church and a member of the Elizabethton Golf Course Ladies Association.
   Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Billy H. Pippin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Jim Dickens, Rowlett, Texas, and Laura and Randy Lee, Butler; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy H. Pippin II and Vikki Pippin, Peachtree City, Ga.; a stepsister, Joyce Beatty, Fort Pierce, Fla.; three grandchildren, Ashley Dawn Dickens, William Marshall Pippin and Amanda Hope Pippin and her fiancé, Todd Patterson; a brother-in-law, Clyde Ashworth, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Sandy White.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PIPPIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Mae Frye Pippin, 75, 130 Snow Bird Lane, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 23, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, at West Side Christian Church with Mr. Greg Key and Mr. Tom Foster officiating. Music will be provided by David Arney, organist. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, will be Gary White, Jeff White, Randy Lee, Jim Dickens, Don Kyte and Luther McKeehan. Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Tuesday Golf Association. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at West Side Christian Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Pippin Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rondal W. Webb

   Rondal Wayne Webb, 63, 121 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Webb was a native of Bartley, W.Va., and had lived most of his life in Elizabethton.
   Mr. Webb was a retired employee of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, having retired in 1996. He was a 1958 graduate of Unaka High School and a member of the New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by his father, Charles C. Webb, in 1943.
   Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Georgia Hardin Webb Ellis and Luther Ellis, of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and Leonard Lewis, Elizabethton; two stepbrothers, Bill Ellis and Ronald Ellis, both of Elizabethton; and a stepsister, Connie Lane, Roanoke, Va. Several special aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WEBB -- Funeral services for Rondal Wayne Webb, 63, 121 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 24, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh and the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Music will be provided by Megan Johnson and Vickie Greer, the New Liberty Quartet and the Good Neighbor Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Tim Hardin, Lee Williams, Shane Watson, Wade Hardin, Jeff Hardin, Kenneth Colbaugh, Shona Lowe and Andy Hardin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Bible Class and his church family of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, employees and former employees of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Engineering and Construction Office, Johnson City. The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the Carter County Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Webb Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 24, 2002

Rita M. Counts

  
Rita Ellen Miller Counts, 71, 1721 Sylvan Hill Rd., Elizabethton, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
   A Dickenson County, Va., native, she was the daughter of the late Sylas W. and Bertie Sutherland Miller, and had lived in Carter County since 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Allen Counts, April 14, 2000.
   Mrs. Counts was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. She was former owner of Rita's Beauty Shop. She was a member of Hairdresser Association, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and former PTA President of Southside Elementary.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Paula Counts Gentry, Elizabethton, Cathy and Rex Parris, Johnson City, five grandchildren and spouses, Allen and Cassie Gentry, Joliet, Ill., Sara and Wynn Alvey, Cathapin, Va., Scott Gentry, Johnson City, Rachel and Brad Tremmier, Macon, Ga., Christie Parris, Chattanooga, Tenn., one great-granddaughter, Makenna Alvey, Cathapin, Va., care giver and special friend, Deborah Montgomery, Hampton, one brother, Eugene Miller, Columbus, Ohio, two sisters, Thelma Ullom, Columbus, Ohio, Gaynell Shipley, Elizabethton, several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.
  
   COUNTS -- Funeral services for Rita Ellen Miller Counts, 71, Sylvan Hill Rd., Elizabethton, who died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Don Marshall, Messers. Paul Knapp and Arron Wymer, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Estep. The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Keith Rossiter, Marc Counts, Larry Counts, Richard Counts, Scott Counts, Mick Marshall, Tracey Trott, Steve Dunlap, Charles Haynes and Fonso Sutherland. Honorary pallbearers will be members of First Christian Church, friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or other times at the residence, 1721 Sylvan Hill Rd., Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Adventa Hospice, 106 Rogosin Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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.

Dan L. Harrell

  
Dan L. "Billy Dan" Harrell, 61, 120 Creola Lane, Elizabethton, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Isaac Reed and Mildred June Peters Harrell.
   He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Teamsters Local Union 549, Blountville. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Mr. Harrell was a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Brenda Stevens Harrell, a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Scott Peltier, Jonesborough, a granddaughter, Regan Peltier, two uncles, Hubert Peters, Elizabethton, and Lee Harrell of California, one aunt, Phyllis Campbell, Copperas Cove, Texas, and special friends Dayton Harrell and Matthew Peters..
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HARRELL -- Graveside services for Dan L. "Billy Dan" Harrell, 61, 120 Creola Lane, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Burial will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Monday, will be Dayton Harrell, Bill Birchfield, A.D. "Sonny" Fletcher, John Fletcher, Lawrence Dial, Jim Hyder, Jamie McKinney and David Peters. Also surviving are his special friends Dayton Harrell and Matthew Peters. Military graveside honors will be accorded by the VFW Post 2166. Friends may call at his residence at any time. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Harrell to the Shriners Hospital, P.O. Box 31110, Tampa, FL 33633-1321. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Monday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jewel C. Ottinger

  
Jewel Dean Colbaugh Ottinger, 65, Greeneville, died at Laughlin Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002.
   She was the daughter of Lela Evelyn Colbaugh, Greeneville, and the late Luther Colbaugh. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Gene Ottinger.
   Survivors include her mother, Lela Evelyn Colbaugh, Greeneville, one brother and sister-in-law, Gale and Nadine Colbaugh, Elizabethton, four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Janet Ricker, Hildred Colbaugh, Tammy and Dean King and Phyllis and Roger Laws, all of Greeneville, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Charlie Smith.
   Jeffers Mortuary Chapel, 208 N. College St., Greeneville, TN 37745, (423-639-2141, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   OTTINGER -- Funeral services for Jewel Dean Colbaugh Ottinger, 65, Greeneville, who died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, will be held at Jeffers Mortuary Chapel Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. The Revs. Jonas Revis and Jeff Gibson will officiate. Graveside services will be held at Love's Memorial Cemetery on Monday at 11 a.m. Pallbearers will be Perry Rambo, Kenneth Colbaugh, Lynn Ricker, Jeff Ricker, Chris Ricker, Ronnie Ottinger, Clyde Ottinger, and Max Laws. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews of Henry Colbaugh and Jim Peters family. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Jeffers Mortuary before the service. Special thanks for the thoughtfulness and care of Dr. Kenneth Susong, Dr. A.K. Sen and fourth floor east nursing staff at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. Jeffers Mortuary Chapel, 208 N. College St., Greeneville, TN 37745, (423-639-2141, is in charge of the arrangements.

Herman L. Peek

  
Herman L. Peek, 61, 154 Morgan Branch Rd., Roan Mountain, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at his residence following a brief illness.
   A Yancey County (Burnsville), N.C., native, he had lived in Roan Mountain the last 26 years. He was the son of the late Hiram and Hattie McMahan Peek. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Hensley.
   He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp. Mr. Peek was also retired from the Tennessee National Guard. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served two tours in Vietnam and a tour in the Persian Gulf War.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Brewer Peek, of the home, one daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Stacey Shell, Roan Mountain, two sons, Bill Peek, Roan Mountain, Phil Winters, Roan Mountain, one grandson, Logan Peek, Roan Mountain, one sister, Elma Wyatt, Marion, N.C., two brothers, George Peek, San Antonio, Texas, Roger Peek, Burnsville, N.C., five nieces and four nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PEEK -- Funeral services for Herman L. Peek, 61, 154 Morgan Branch Rd., Roan Mountain, who died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with Pastor Timothy Rupard officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Dillard Shell, Bobby Dugger, Danny Bennett, Brian Hoilman, Randy Howell and Elmer Ellis. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, or at the residence, 154 Morgan Branch 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

Sylvia T. Penley

  
Mrs. Sylvia Turner Penley, 74, 409 Brandon St., Apt. D, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   A Carter County native, Mrs. Penley was a daughter of the late William and Lizzie Campbell Turner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Blake Penley, in 1977.
   Mrs. Penley, along with her late husband, were the owner and operator of Corner Market. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include one daughter, Linda Birchfield, of the home, one sister, Frances Smith, Elizabethton, two grandchildren, Lisa Birchfield and Ricky Birchfield, both of Elizabethton, several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.
  
   PENLEY -- Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Sylvia Turnery Penley, 74, 409 Brandon St., Apt. D., Elizabethton, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at the Lakeview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews and cousins. Honorary pallbearer will be Roy Birchfield. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.

Wesley F. Roberts

  
Wesley F. Roberts, 47, 199 Swimming Pool Rd., Lot 8, Scalf Trailer Court, Hampton, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A Carter County native, he was the son of the late Timothy W. and Missouri McKinney Roberts.
   He was of the Baptist faith and a former employee of the Veterans Administration for 17 years. Mr. Roberts was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include three sisters, Wanda Ostrander, Arroyo Grand, Calif., Loretta Smith, Johnson City, Rita Ann Austin, Elizabethton, two brothers, Elmer Ray Roberts, Anthony (Tony) Roberts, both of Hampton, two great-aunts, Beatrice Byrd, Newport, Tenn., Viola Boyd, Johnson City, and several nieces and nephews. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   ROBERTS -- Funeral services for Wesley F. Roberts, 47, 199 Swimming Pool Rd., Lot 8, Scalf Trailer Court, Hampton, who died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Revs. Bernie Jones and L.D. Berry officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Fairview Quartet. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Veterans Administration employees. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, or friends may call at his residence, 199 Swimming Pool Rd., Lot 8, Scalf Trailer Court, Hampton, from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002. 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

February 22, 2002

Estel L. Proffitt

   Estel Lawrence Proffitt, 66, 1240 Highway 19E, Bluff City, died Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Proffitt was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Henry and Beulah Malone Proffitt.
   Mr. Proffitt was a retired employee of the Raytheon Company as an accountant. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Elaine Proffitt, Bluff City; two sons, Mark Proffitt, Piney Flats, and Robert Proffitt, Bluff City; two sisters, Lillian Boswell, Elizabethton, and Louise Blevins, Piney Flats; and a grandson, Matthew Proffitt, Piney Flats. 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
  
   PROFFITT -- Graveside services for Estel Lawrence Proffitt, 66, 1240 Highway 19E, Bluff City, who died Wednesday, February 20, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 22, at McLaney Cemetery with the Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Active pallbearers will be Whitney Riddle, Darrell Arrowood, Tim Foster, Allen Bare, John Malone and Robert Proffitt. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Friday for the graveside service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or Community Aide of Bluff City, c/o Bill Pierce, 136 Lakeview Drive, Bluff City, TN 37618 or Piney Flats Community Chest, P.O. Box 96, Piney Flats, TN 37686, Attn: Treasurer. 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 21, 2002

Eliza O. Matheson

   Eliza O'Neil Matheson, 93, 3266 Highway 321, Hampton, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Matheson was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Jacob and Carrie Perkins O'Neil. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Andy Allen Matheson, two sons, Richard Matheson and George W. Matheson, and two brothers, Frank O'Neil and Caney Grindstaff.
   Mrs. Matheson was a homemaker and the oldest life-time member of Little Milligan Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley and Grant Sharpe, Hampton, and Marcella Stoffregen, Woodbridge, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Jackie Matheson and John and Brenda Matheson, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Frances Lewis, Pocatello, Idaho. Seventeen grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, seven great-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
  
   MATHESON -- Funeral services for Eliza O'Neil Matheson, 93, 3266 Highway 321, Hampton, who died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell and the Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Ronnie Campbell and Dennis Laws, soloists, Jim Matheson, John Matheson and Jeff Sharpe, trio, and David Arney, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, February 22, at Lakeview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. 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 of a daughter, Shirley Sharpe, 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.

Hazel O. MacLaren

   Hazel Opal MacLaren, 88, of Tularosa, N.M., died Sunday, February 17, 2002.
   Mrs. MacLaren was a native of Butler, Tenn. She moved to Tularosa in April 2000 from Florida where she had lived since 1958. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grant and Lillian Matherly; her husbands, Vernon Riddle Cordell and David MacLaren; two sisters, Goldie Cuddy and Lucy Lipford; a brother, Ernest Matherly; and a son-in-law, Mack C. Greene.
   Mrs. MacLaren was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include a daughter, Billie Greene, Tularosa, N.M.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Jan Cordell, Bensalem, Pa.; two granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Joy and Eric Westdrop, Dublin, Ohio, and Nancy and Bob Turner, Tularosa, N.M.; two grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Roger and Sherry Greene, Ft. Blackmore, Va., and Johnathon and Debi Cordell, Hillsborough, N.J.; great-grandchildren, Randy Hewit and her husband Dusty, Corning, N.Y., Faith and Ethen Westdrop, Dublin, Ohio, Vickie and Blake Greene, Gate City, Va., and Tara, Jennifer and Allen Oaks, Ft. Blackmore, Va.; and a sister, Rowena Smith, Elizabethton. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
   A memorial service will be conducted Friday, February 22, at Bethel Baptist Church in Alamogordo, N.M. Her cremated remains will be interred at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, Tenn., in the near future. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Center of Protective Environment (C.O.P.E.), 905 S. Florida, Alamogordo, N.M. 88310.
   Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home, Alamogordo, N.M., (505) 437-0530), is in charge.

Gladys I. Pritchard

   Gladys Irene Pritchard, 76, 915 Fairview Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Pritchard was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Herman and Destmonia Moody Campbell. She was also preceded in death by a son, William Gene Pritchard, and two brothers, Leonard Campbell and Ray Campbell.
   Mrs. Pritchard was a homemaker and attended Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Spencer Pritchard, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Sue Pritchard, Chesnee, S.C., and Ronnie and Joan Pritchard, Altamont, Ill.; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Glover, Elizabethton; three brothers, Paul Campbell, Harold Campbell and Howard Campbell, all of Butler; two sisters, Ruby Hatley, Elizabethton, and Lorene Miller, Johnson City; and a daughter-in-law, Betty Pritchard, Elizabethton. Twelve grandchildren, 11 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
  
   PRITCHARD -- Funeral services for Gladys Irene Pritchard, 76, 915 Fairview Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, February 20, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell and the Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Ronnie Campbell, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Eric Pritchard, Greg Pritchard, Spencer Pritchard, Mike Glover, Howard Campbell, Doug Hatley and Ted Lewis. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 915 Fairview Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara J. Shook

   Mrs. Barbara J. "Bobbie" Shook, 60, 1203 Circle Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Shook was a native of Banner Elk, N.C., and a lifelong resident of Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Elbert and Mary Grace Watson Tedder.
   Mrs. Shook was a homemaker and a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Jack Shook, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Kelly Shook, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pennie and Brent Terry, Elizabethton, and Jackie and Brian Potter, Johnson City; three brothers, Lowell Tedder, Elizabethton, Mickey Tedder, Conover, N.C., and Raymond Tedder, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Nancy Johnson, Johnson City, and Lillian Castle, Juneau, Alaska; and five grandchildren, Leslie Shook, Emilee Shook, BreAnna Terry, Blake Terry and Lauren Potter. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SHOOK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara J. "Bobbie" Shook, 60, 1203 Circle Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 21, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Hawk and the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Music will be by The Potter Family and Reatha Terry, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, February 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Eric Eggers and the Rev. Jim Hawk officiating. Active pallbearers will be Chris Hawk, Keith Glover, Lowell Garrison, Ken Miller, Jim Ferguson, Buddy Norris, Mike Hardin, Bill Crawford, Bob Terry and Jack Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Hunter First Baptist Church and the men of Immanuel Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence of her son, Dale Shook, 905 Jordan Road, Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be sent to the AWANA Programs of Hunter First Baptist Church, 693 Highway 91, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 or Immanuel Baptist Church, 205 Hunter Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643, or to The Children's Ministry of Mountain View Baptist Church, Bristol Highway, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. 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 20, 2002

Eliza O. Matheson

   Mrs. Eliza O'Nell Matheson, 93, 3266 Highway 321, Hampton, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Barbara J. Shook

   Barbara Jean "Bobbie" Shook, 60, 1203 Circle Drive, Elizabethton, died at her residence Tuesday, February 19, 2002.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Timothy P. Steele

   Timothy P. Steele, 56, 3595 Keystone Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, died Monday, February 18, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Steele was a native of Cherokee, Iowa, and a son of Doris L. Steele, Sutherland, Iowa, and the late Silas Steele.
   Mr. Steele graduated from Sutherland Iowa High School in 1963, then attended Nebraska Christian College for two years and finally graduated from Milligan College. For the past five years he had been a teacher and the head boys basketball coach at Dubuque Senior High School and previously had served as a teacher and coach at Missouri Valley Iowa High School.
   He was a member of Bridge Christian Church in Dubuque, and the Iowa High School Basketball Coaches Association.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Sonjia McKeehan Steele; two sons, Trent W. and Colby A. Steele, both of the home; a daughter, Jennifer L. Jalas, Hartley, Iowa; two grandchildren, Kaleb and Haley Jalas; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Virginia) Moorehouse, Mountain City, and Mrs. Doug (Sue) Weaver, Calumett, Iowa; and four brothers, Phil Steele, Norfolk, Neb., Tom Steele, Sutherland, Iowa, Steve Steele, Spencer, Iowa, and Keith Logan, Springfield, Mo.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 21, in the Dubuque Senior High School Gymnasium, Dubuque, Iowa. Graveside committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Waterman Cemetery, Sutherland, Iowa. The visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dennis Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Road, Dubuque. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Timothy P. Steele Foundation at Dubuque Teacher's Credit Union.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton.

February 19, 2002

Melanie S. Ambrose

   Melanie Suzanne Ambrose, 31, 1806 Triangle Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, February 17, 2002, in Washington County due to injuries received in an automobile accident.
   Miss Ambrose was a native of Washington County and the daughter of James Adrian Ambrose, Erwin, and Ronyah Riddle Ambrose, Telford.
   Miss Ambrose was a 1989 graduate of Unicoi County High School and was an apprentice at the Mazer Corporation in Johnson City. She was a member of the First Nazarene Church of Elizabethton.
   She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister and brother-in-law, Melissa Ambrose Pardue and Brian Pardue, Johnson City; a brother, Jesse Lynn Adrian Ambrose, Telford; her maternal grandparents, Rondah M. and Kathlyn E. Riddle, Elizabethton; a nephew, Jacob Pardue, and a niece, Olivia Pardue, both of Johnson City.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   AMBROSE -- Funeral services for Melanie Suzanne Ambrose, 31, 1806 Triangle Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, February 17, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Justice and Dr. Charles D. Knight officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Courtney Riddle. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Brian Pardue, Eryc Riddle, Courtney Riddle, David Welch, Elliott Welch, Darrell Ambrose, Robert S. Pardue and Gary Ambrose. Honorary pallbearers will be Gregory Riddle, Eugene Hawkins, Ronnie Lawson and Louis Kenny. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the funeral service. Friends may also call at the residence of her maternal grandparents, Rondah and Kathlyn Riddle, 1708 Field Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Following the interment service on Wednesday, friends may call at the home of her mother, Ronyah Riddle Ambrose, 283 Old Telford Road, Telford, Tenn. 37690. To those who desire, memorials may be made to The Melanie Ambrose Memorial Fund, c/o (her sister) Melissa Pardue, 160 Laurel Ridge Road, Jonesborough, Tenn. 37658. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

J.C. Cook

   J.C. Cook, 68, 544 Big Arm Road, Bluff City, died Monday, February 18, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Cook was a native of Carter County and had lived most of his life in Sullivan County. He was the son of the late James Clayton and Coy Alice Black Cook and was also preceded in death by a sister, Opal Davenport.
   Mr. Cook was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church and was a self-employed painting contractor.
   Survivors include his wife, Juanita Connie Denison Cook, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Donna and David Deskins, Bluff City, and Patti Sams and her fiancé, Rick Whitaker, both of Raleigh, N.C.; twin grandsons, James and Jason Deskins, Bluff City; three step-granddaughters, Alysa Whitaker, Dallas, Texas, Alayne Whitaker and Alyson Whitaker, both of Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters, Mirilda Dugger and Bertha Estep, both of Bluff City, and Viola Huffman, Watauga; and two brothers, Richard Cook, Meadowview, Va., and Charlie Cook, Norton, Va. 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
  
   COOK -- Funeral services for J.C. Cook, 68, 544 Big Arm Road, Bluff City, who died Monday, February 18, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, at Bunker Hill Christian Church with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 21, at Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be James Deskins, Jason Deskins, Josh Cook, Michael Carr, Doby McClellan and Chris Harpster. Honorary pallbearers will be Dayton Stanley, Fred Blevins, Lawrence Perry, Hammon Steffey, Jerry Campbell and Bud Maines. Everyone 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 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bunker Hill Christian Church. Friends may also call at the residence, 544 Big Arm Road, Bluff City. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Cook to The Building Fund, Bunker Hill Christian Church, 490 Bunker Hill Road, Bluff City, Tenn. 37618. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie L. Deakins

   Ronnie Lee "Ron" Deakins, 33, 623 Carson Creek Road, Limestone, died Friday, February 15, 2002, on Oakland Road, Limestone.
   Mr. Deakins was a native of Spruce Pine, N.C., and a son of Fred and Shirley Miller Deakins, Limestone.
   Mr. Deakins was the former owner of A+ Auto. He was active in "Coalition for Kids" and also "Emmaus Walk." He was an auto racer and a hiker.
   He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Maude G. Miller.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Christy Deakins, of the home; two sons, Chaz Lee Deakins and Branden Johnson, both of the home; three daughters, Alyssa Deakins, Ashley Johnson and Elizabeth Deakins, all of the home; a brother, David Deakins, Johnson City; a sister, Cora Deakins, Limestone; an uncle, Wayne Deakins, Johnson City; his maternal grandfather, Arnold Miller, Green Mountain, N.C.; his paternal grandfather, Stanley H. Deakins, Johnson City; and a host of caring relatives and loving friends.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DEAKINS -- Funeral services for Ronnie Lee "Ron" Deakins, 33, 623 Carson Creek Road, Limestone, who died Friday, February 15, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with various ministers of love and loving friends and family officiating. Music will be selected by Ronnie's brother, David, based on Ronnie's work with "Coalition for Kids." The family of Mr. Deakins will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday night, prior to the funeral service. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 21, at Tipton Griffith Cemetery in the Tipton Hill Community, Mitchell County, N.C. Memorial contributions may be made to Deakins Children Trust Fund, c/o Johnson City Medical Center Credit Union, 400 North State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

McAdoo Shell

   McAdoo "Mack" Shell, 83, formerly of 533 Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, February 18, 2002, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Shell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Ed and Belva Miller Shell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Perkins Shell, in 1979, and by six brothers and a sister.
   Mr. Shell was of the Baptist faith and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 35 years of service in the Spinning Department.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and R.L. Jones, Roan Mountain; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Melissa and Randal Odom, Roan Mountain; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Gerald and Dennise Jones, Roan Mountain; a great-grandson, Brandon Odom, Roan Mountain; four sisters, Mary Lou Hoss, Elaine Shell and Ruby Shell, all of Roan Mountain, and Melissa "Tottie" Hopson, Elizabethton; a brother, Odell Shell, Roan Mountain; and two special friends, Harvey and Lois Buck, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   SHELL -- Funeral services for McAdoo "Mack" Shell, 83, formerly of 533 Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, February 18, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Ron Fender, the Rev. Richard Stout and the Rev. Laney Berry officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Melody Trio. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, at Perkins Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Harvey Buck, Jug Church, Forrester Boone, Willie Shell, Larry Shell and Tom Laws. Honorary pallbearers will be Shelton Dugger, Ted Bowers, J.C. Richardson and Victor Deloach. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Linda Jones, 214 Perkins Hollow Road, Roan Mountain. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

February 18, 2002

Melanie S. Ambrose

   Melanie Suzanne Ambrose, 31, 1806 Triangle Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, February 17, 2002, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Mary M. Mays

   Mary Marie Mays, 76, 228 West Doe Avenue, Elizabethton, died suddenly Saturday, February 16, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Mays was a native of England, Ark., and the daughter of the late John Teague and Etta Grindstaff Birchfield. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Mendal C. Birchfield.
   Mrs. Mays retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 48 years of employment.
   Survivors include her husband, Earl W. Mays, of the home; a son, Wesley F. Mays, Unicoi; two grandchildren, Clint Mays, Laural, Md., and Karen T. Mays, Palm Springs, Calif.; and a special friend, Shirley McKinney, Unicoi.
   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
  
   MAYS -- Funeral services for Mary Marie Mays, 76, 228 West Doe Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 16, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Berry officiating. Interment will follow in the Bell Cemetery at Limestone Cove, Unicoi. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 228 West Doe 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.

Dorothy T. Hood

   Dorothy Tester Hood, 83, of Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, died Friday, February 15, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Hood was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Mack and Elmina Smith Tester. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Hood Sr., and by seven brothers and five sisters.
   Mrs. Hood was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a son, Bill Hood Jr., Elizabethton, and two sisters-in-law, Hazel Tester, Johnson City, and Doris Tester, Doylestown, Ohio. 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
  
   HOOD -- Funeral services for Dorothy Tester Hood, 83, of Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, who died Friday, February 15, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, February 18, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Clate W. Briggs and Chaplain Vance Davis officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly Ward, Randy Tester and Lawrence Tester. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Sugar Grove Baptist Church, 925 Sugar Grove Road, Butler, Tenn. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary M. Mays

   Mary Marie Mays, 76, 228 W. Doe Avenue, Elizabethton, died suddenly Saturday, February 16, 2002, at her residence.
   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

Hassie L. Merritt

   Mrs. Hassie Lee Merritt, 84, 2003 Waters Edge Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Wellington Place, Johnson City.
   Mrs. Merritt was a native of Sullivan County and a daughter of the late Jonas and Bertie Torbett Winebarger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy S. Merritt, May 2, 1987; two sisters, Audrey Crosswhite and Georgia Ritchie; two brothers, Carlston and Eugene Winebarger; and a half brother, Arvil Torbett.
   Mrs. Merritt had lived in Elizabethton until moving to Johnson City last year. She was a Charter Member of East River Park Christian Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Jack Greer, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Brenda Merritt, Kingsport; three sisters, Verna Roberts, Baltimore, Md., Ola Greer, Cocoa, Fla., and Nellie Nave, National City, Calif.; a brother, Charles Winebarger, Lake Havasu, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Lisa May and Dawn Holsclaw, both of Elizabethton; a grandson, Sam Merritt, Kingsport; five great-grandchildren, Heather May, Steven Lane, Linda Holsclaw, Amanda Holsclaw and Tara Holsclaw; and her special friends, Ruby Carver, Jo Hughes, June Owens and Ruth Morris. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MERRITT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hassie Lee Merritt, 84, 2003 Waters Edge Drive, Johnson City, who died Saturday, February 16, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, February 18, at the East River Park Christian Church, Elizabethton, with Mr. Joel Stauffer and Mr. John H. Smith, ministers, officiating. Music will be provided by John and Mary Smith. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Randy Merritt, Sam Merritt, Jack Greer, Mac Merritt, David Holsclaw, Steve Greer, Dean Crosswhite and Steven Lane. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Walters and Derek Laurendea. The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the Staff of Wellington Place and Dr. Bhuvana Guha. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at East River Park Christian Church. Friends may also call at the residence of a granddaughter, Dawn Holsclaw, 1656 Central Avenue, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Merritt to the East River Park Christian Church, 1207 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. 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 Merritt Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

McAdoo Shell

   McAdoo Shell, 83, formerly of 533 Teaberry Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, February 18, 2002, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Nora H. Morton

   Mrs. Nora Hyder Morton, 76, 190 Mountain View Circle, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 17, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Morton was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Frank S. and Julia A. McKinney Hyder. She was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
   Mrs. Morton was a retired Secretary and Claim Investigator for ET&WNC Railroad and ET&WNC Trucking Company. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Claude J. Morton; a son and daughter-in-law, Shannon J. and Becky Morton, Elizabethton; a sister, Mina Hyder Street, Hampton; a granddaughter, Aimee Elizabeth Morton; four nieces, Shelia Breedlove, Hilda Graham, Valeria Davis and Brenda Sears; and a nephew, Dennis Ray Hyder.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MORTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Hyder Morton, 76, 190 Mountain View Circle, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 17, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Milligan officiating. Private graveside services and interment will be conducted Wednesday, February 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Harold Montgomery, Todd Montgomery, Carl Montgomery, Leonard Oliver, Bill Breedlove, George Breedlove and Dennis Ray Hyder. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Morton Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia R. White

   Virginia Ruth Fenner White, 78, formerly of 139 Deloach Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. White was a native of Shulls Mills, N.C., and a daughter of the late Samuel and Edna Farthing Fenner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer White; a son, Donnie White; a daughter, Sue White; a brother, Paul Fenner; a sister, Helen Whaley; and an infant sister, Mary Fenner.
   Mrs. White was a World War II Navy veteran. She was of the Baptist faith and was retired from food service of the Veterans Administration, Mountain Home.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Linda Fenner, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Jennifer Godsey, Watauga, and Donnie White, Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Phillip White and Andrew White, both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Ann Greene, Hampton, and Linda Stults, Crossville; and five brothers, Dr. David Fenner, Bill Fenner and Bob Fenner, all of Elizabethton, Samuel Clyde Fenner Jr., Des Moines, Wash., and Gene Fenner, Selma, Ala. 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
  
   WHITE -- Funeral services for Virginia Ruth Fenner White, 78, formerly of 139 Deloach Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 16, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 18, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Greene officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gloria Baird, soloist, and David Arney, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jason Fenner, Chris Fenner, Travis Brown, Jimmy Matherly, Harold Matherly, Scottie Greene and Darrin Godsey. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Dr. Alainya Hare, Nursing Staff of ICU at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Dr. David Hardin, Tom Fenner, Jim Fenner, Billy Fenner and Terry Fenner. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

February 17, 2002

Trevoux Campbell

   Trevoux "Mountain Man" Campbell, 58, 1360 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Harry D. and Emma Estep Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Ann Bailey Campbell, March 5, 1993.
   Mr. Campbell was an employee of Builders First Source, Piney Flats, and was of the Baptist faith. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam Era, having served in the U.S. Army.
   Survivors include a step-son, Wade Jr. Bailey, Elizabethton; a brother, Denver Campbell, Elizabethton; and a sister, Cassaline Shelton, Jonesboro, Ga. Two step-grandchildren, a niece and three nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Trevoux "Mountain Man" Campbell, 58, 1360 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 16, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Elmer Carter and the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 12 noon Monday, February 18, in the Estep Cemetery (Lick Branch). Military Graveside Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joan Medford

   WAYNESVILLE, N.C. -- Joan Katherine Bradley Medford, 62, of Elizabethton, Tenn., formerly of Clyde, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at her home in Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Medford was a native of Haywood County, N.C., and had lived in Elizabethton since 1988. She was the daughter of the late Norman and Ollie Rich Bradley.
   Mrs. Medford was a homemaker and a member of Clyde Central Methodist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, John D. Medford, Elizabethton, Tenn.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mitchell Eric and Elizabeth Hubbell Medford, Austin, Texas, Norman Amos and Mary Burnette Medford and Vincent David and Kandice Banks Medford, all of Canton; a brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Dean and Alyne Bradley, Maggie Valley; a special cousin, Jess McClure, Waynesville, and two grandchildren, Amy Danielle Medford and Austin Bradley Medford.
   Garrett Funerals and Cremations, 460 North Main Street, Waynesville, N.C., (828) 456-8656, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MEDFORD -- Joan Katherine Bradley Medford, 62, of Elizabethton, Tenn., formerly of Clyde, N.C., died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at her home in Elizabethton. Mrs. Medford was a native of Haywood County, N.C., born April 27, 1939 in a log home in Sheepback Mountain of Maggie Valley, N.C. This log home was featured on place mats and photographs distributed by Stuckey's stores throughout the southeast. It was also shown in the World Book Encyclopedia in the 1970s under North Carolina. She attended Waynesville High School, where she was elected Harvest Queen her senior year. She was an employee of Dayco and American Enka before she married. While working at Enka, she was selected as Miss Enka Nylon and was to model many of the Enka products. After dating John David Medford of Clyde for over two years, she married him on December 26, 1959, at Clyde Central Methodist Church. They moved to Raeford, N.C., in 1960, living there until 1964 over which time she was blessed with two sons, Mitchell Eric Medford and Norman Amos Medford. After moving back to Clyde in 1964, she was blessed with her third son, Vincent David Medford in 1965. While living in Clyde, Joan was a member of Clyde Central United Methodist Church and was active in community work, especially at Clyde Elementary School. While her boys were at Clyde School, she was a vital part of the Clyde Youth Little League Program, working in all aspects of the sports program. Joan was the original soccer mom before the term was coined, providing for her sons and their friends, countless hours of dedication, encouragement and love, not to mention providing a wonderful home for her husband. Some of her hobbies were acquiring antiques, making various arts and crafts, as well as refinishing antique furniture in her spare time. After moving to Elizabethton in 1988, she began traveling with her husband John in his business throughout the U.S. and Europe. She resided in Elizabethton, Tenn., until her passing. Joan was married to John for 42 years during which time she was a loving wife, wonderful mother, and cherished grandmother. Joan raised three happy, successful, Christian boys, becoming a grandmother in 1995. Her devotion to her husband, sons, and grandchildren was unmatched, providing a wonderful home and plenty of love to all that entered it. She leaves behind her husband, John D. Medford of Elizabethton, Tenn.; her son Mitchell and his wife Elizabeth Hubbell Medford of Austin, Texas; her son Vincent and his wife Kandice Banks Medford of Bethel; her son Norman and his wife Mary Burnette Medford; and granddaughter Amy Danielle Medford and grandson Austin Bradley Medford, all of the Morning Star Community. She also leaves behind a brother, Bobby Dean Bradley and his wife, Alyne of Maggie Valley; and a dear cousin who grew up with her as a brother, Jess McClure of Waynesville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 18, in the Chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations, Waynesville, N.C., with the Rev. Doug Love of Morningstar United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Steve Clark, Johnny Glance, Tim Bradley, Jim Bradley, Jess McClure, Daryl McGaha and Clarence Hubbell. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, 1807 West Market Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. Garrett Funerals and Cremations, 460 North Main Street, Waynesville, N.C., (828) 456-8656, is in charge of arrangements.

Mattison E. Stout

   Mattison E. Stout, 69, 405 Poga Road, Butler, died Thursday, February 14, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Stout was a native of Carter County and the son of the late David and Ida Andes Stout. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Cable, Mae Cable and Velma Dugger.
   Mr. Stout was a retired employee of Chrysler Corporation, Michigan. He attended Stout Hill Church of Christ.
   Survivors include his wife, Gerry Stout, of the home; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Michael and Rita Stout, Hamtramck, Mich., Greg and Karen Stout, Butler, David and Carol Stout, Harrison Township, Mich., and Mattison Lee Stout, of the home; two daughters, Sharon Stout, of the home, and Tammie Stout, Hamtramck, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Michael Stout, Robert Stout and Sarah Stout, all of Sparta, Tenn., Kimberly Stout, Hamtramck, Mich., Joshua and Kaylee Stout, of the home, Roland Stout and Jayme Stout, both of Canada; a great-grandson, Michael Stout, Hamtramck, Mich.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ethel and Billy Lingerfelt, of South Carolina, and Barbara Jean and Richard Berry, Butler; and three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Milton Stout, of Michigan, Paul and Mary Stout, Indianapolis, Ind., and Allen and Barbara Stout, Butler. Numerous 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
  
   STOUT -- Funeral services for Mattison E. Stout, 69, 405 Poga Road, Butler, who died Thursday, February 14, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 17, at Stout Hill Church of Christ with Mr. Charles Cable and Mr. David Irick, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Stout Hill Church of Christ Singers. Interment will follow the service at Stout Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Billy Lingerfelt, Gary Cable, Ray Cable, Donnie Cable, Heath Cable and Kenny Cable. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Campbell, Dr. John Ward, Dr. Brian Donovan, Dr. Robert Shubert, Dr. Quinn, Larry Shoun and employees of Shoun Lumber, Steve Payne, Charlie Gentry, I.C.U. Nurses and 3rd Floor Nurses of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and visiting nurse, Nancy James. Mr. Stout was taken to Stout Hill Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Saturday where friends may call at any time. Friends may also call at the residence, 405 Poga 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 15, 2002

Lawrence D. Chappell

   Lawrence Duncan Chappell, 73, of Bluff City, died Thursday, February 14, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mr. Chappell was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late C. Hubert and Janice May Duncan Chappell.
   Mr. Chappell was of the Presbyterian faith and had worked at Inland Container as a mechanic for over 35 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War, and was a member of the Sullivan County VFW.
   Survivors include his wife, Jean Ann Chappell, Bluff City; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lee Chappell Cooper and her husband, Charles Cooper, Bluff City, and a sister, Julia A. Chappell, Bluff City.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CHAPPELL -- Graveside services for Lawrence Duncan Chappell, 73, of Bluff City, who died Thursday, February 14, 2002, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16, at Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City, with the Rev. Dayton Lewis and the Rev. Joe Blankenship officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Patton Cross-White VFW Post #6975. Active pallbearers will be Dr. Jack Presnell, I.H. Sams, Ken Malone, Ron Odum, Ron Baker and Charles Kirkpatrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Rom Baird, Weldon Webb, Ron Stevens, Harold Green, Cleatis Boling, Rick Duncan and Sandy Morrell. Special thanks to the employees and friends at Bristol Dialysis Center, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, and N.E.T. Trans Transportation. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bluff City Baptist Church, 244 Main Street, Bluff City, Tenn. 37618 or the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, Tenn. 37617. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at BluffCity@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

Mossie L. Garland
   Mrs. Mossie Lucille Hipshire Garland, 95, 119 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 14, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Garland was a native of Claiborne County, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Robert T. and Mary Frances Hurst Dunsmore. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Clyde H. Hipshire and Mike B. Garland; a granddaughter, Tracy Hipshire; a grandson, Mike Hipshire; and three step-sons, Mike Garland Jr., Elwood Garland and Jack Garland.
   Mrs. Garland had lived in Elizabethton since 1956. She was a member of the Stoney Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Thomas Bruce Hipshire, Cove Lake, Miss., and Gordon A. Hipshire, Elizabethton; two step-daughters, Peggy Buckles, Mt. Carmel, and Pearl Cole, Elizabethton; a step-son, Russell Garland, Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Nell Gregory of Maryland; and a grandson, Michael L. Hipshire, Greeneville. Fifteen step-grandchildren and several great and great-great-step-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GARLAND -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mossie Lucille Hipshire Garland, 95, 119 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 14, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Elder Willard Owens, Elder Robert Whitt and Elder Keith Bowers officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected friends attending the service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Garland Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy T. Hood

   Dorothy Tester Hood, 83, of Hermitage Nursing Home, Elizabethton, formerly of Route 8, Johnson City, died Friday, February 15, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Charles J. Morgan

   Charles J. Morgan, 92, of Stockton Residential Home, Roan Mountain, formerly of 218 Stuarts Street, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002, at Stockton Residential Home following a brief illness.
   Mr. Morgan was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the son of the late James and Sallie Ledford Morgan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Maxie Garland Morgan, in 1989, and a son, Lewis Morgan.
   Mr. Morgan was a retired bus mechanic with the Carter County School System. He was the oldest living member of Roan Mountain United Methodist Church and was a founding member of the Roan Mountain Volunteer Fire Department.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cleta and Larry Stidhoms and Sallie and Richard Buckner, all of Roan Mountain; a half-sister, Ruth Mosley, Roan Mountain; and a granddaughter, Alisa Winebarger, Boone, N.C. Several nieces and nephews and the residents and staff of Stockton Residential Home also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   MORGAN -- Funeral services for Charles J. Morgan, 92, of Stockton Residential Home, Roan Mountain, formerly of 218 Stuarts Street, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, February 13, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 15, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Tull Oaks Jr. officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, in the Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bob Blackwell, Keith Blackwell, Dickey Buckner, Larry Stidhoms, Lee Markland and Gregg Winebarger. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Blackwell, John Campbell, John Campbell Jr., Brandon Campbell, Zeb Honeycutt, James Smith, Jimmy Norwood, Dr. E.H. Smith, Fred Moore Jr., Fred Moore Sr., residents and staff of Stockton Residential Home and members of the Roan Mountain Volunteer Fire Department. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, 214 Stuarts Street, Roan Mountain, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Roan Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, Tenn. 37687. 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

Mattison Stout

   Mattison Stout, 69, 405 Poga Road, Butler, died Thursday, February 14, 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