April 14, 2002

Clifton Canter

   Clifton Canter, 77, formerly of 121 Guinn Lane, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Hermitage Health Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Canter was a native of Greene County and the son of the late Vernie and Myrtle McInturff Canter. He was also preceded in death by a brother, a granddaughter, Dorothy Sue Canter, and an infant granddaughter.
   Mr. Canter was a retired employee of Taylor Construction Company and a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Jocie E. Canter, of the home; two daughters, Niokie Sue Canter, Elizabethton, and Margaret Helen Clemons, Unicoi; five sons, Larry Canter, Johnson City, Charles Canter, Roan Mountain, Norman Canter, Robert Canter and Richard Canter, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Dorothy Ann Richardson, Elizabethton. Ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   CANTER -- Funeral services for Clifton Canter, 77, formerly of 121 Guinn Lane, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 13, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Pearl Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Harvey Canter, Bobby Canter, Lynn Richardson, Thruman Arnett, Robert Canter, Gregory Canter and Perry Canter. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 121 Guinn Lane, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37601. 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 L. McQueen

   Kenneth Lee McQueen, 71, 804 N. Walnut Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. McQueen was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Lee and Deborah Smith McQueen. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, F.M. McQueen, Harry McQueen, J.D. McQueen and Shirley McQueen, and a granddaughter, Victoria Faith McQueen.
   Mr. McQueen was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired sheet metal worker with the TVA and a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union No. 5. He was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166 and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was also an avid fisherman.
   Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Jean McQueen, of the home; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Randy and Nona McQueen, Danny and Annie McQueen, David and Shelby McQueen and Edward Gilbert, all of Elizabethton; three brothers, Ivan McQueen, Charles McQueen and George McQueen, all of Elizabethton; three sisters, Beatrice Elliott and Margie Lyons, both of Elizabethton, and Sue Lady, Johnson City; and 11 grandchildren, Brandi McQueen, Brandon McQueen, Alexandria McQueen, Katarina McQueen, Julie Heaton, Edward Gilbert III, Tammy Gilbert, Kevin Gilbert, Donna Gilbert, Larry Gilbert Jr. and Charlie Gilbert. 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
  
   McQUEEN -- Funeral services for Kenneth Lee McQueen, 71, 804 N. Walnut Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 13, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Davis officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Glen McQueen, Kyle McQueen, Terry McQueen, Steve McQueen, Jimmy McQueen, Eddie Townsend, Steve Estep, Bobby Potter and Dewey Renfro. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kyle Colvett, Staff and Doctors of the Regional Cancer Center at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, Dr. Robert Taylor, Dr. David Fenner and the Staff of the Elizabethton Parks and Rec Department. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 804 N. Walnut Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Veteran's War Memorial c/o the City of Elizabethton Finance Director, Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Grace P. Pace

  
Grace Parsons Pace, 98, formerly of 107 East H. Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Pace was a native of Lee County, Va., and the daughter of the late Shelby and Sarah Cox Parsons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kerr M. "Buster" Pace, and four brothers, Olin, Frank, Rhea and Willard Parsons.
   Mrs. Pace was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a retired bookkeeper for the Credit Bureau. She was a member of the Sycamore Chapter #163 of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce and the Business and Professional Women's Club.
   Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Parsons, Oak Ridge, Wanda Fisher, Hendersonville, N.C., and Bernie Jones, Taylors, S.C.; a niece, Roberta Pelham of New York; and special friends, Gloria Jenkins, Virginia Larkin, Jessie White, Jane White, Clara Glover, Mrs. George Sykes, Forrest and Carolyn Dugger, Judy Deloach and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   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
  
   PACE -- Committal and entombment services for Grace Parsons Pace, 98, formerly of 107 East H. Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, April 12, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the chapel at the Mausoleum of Peace of Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating, followed by a memorial service by the Sycamore Chapter #163 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Active pallbearers will be Forrest G. Dugger, Sid Smithdeal, M.E. "Milt" Fair and Forrest T. Dugger. Honorary pallbearer will be George Sykes. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. Sunday for the graveside service. Friends may call at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest G. (Carolyn) Dugger, 407 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 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.

George Shell

   George Shell, 64, 207 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Shell was a native of Carter County and the son of Ivan Boone, Roan Mountain, and Willie Lee Shell Cox, Roan Mountain. He was preceded in death by an infant sister and his step-father, Earl Cox.
   Mr. Shell was of the Baptist Faith and was a retired machinist for Chevrolet Motors. He was a member of the VFW in Cleveland, Ohio, a member of Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge #566 F&AM, and a lifetime member of the FOPA, Parma, Ohio. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Jean Shell, of the home; a daughter, Angela Guszregan, Palmer, Alaska; three sons, Tim Shell, Roan Mountain, Roger "Bill" Shell, Elizabethton, and George Shell, Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Betty Street, Roan Mountain; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and special friends, Ricky and Lynn Greenwell, Elizabethton. 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 George Shell, 64, 207 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, April 12, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Southside Trio and Charlotte Smith, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Shell Cemetery, Hampton Creek. Active pallbearers will be Richard Shell, Kenneth Shell, Ricky Greenwell, Keith Johnson, Martin Tipton and Ryan Tipton. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Kimmel, Tommy Singleton, Tracy Holtsclaw, Wayne Ward, Murriel Holtsclaw, Willie Oxendine, Jeff Baker, Keith Johnson, Sonny Johnson and Dennis Hersky. Special thanks to Chris Holdren, Dwight Wessner, Johnson City Medical Center Hospital Nursing Staff and the 4300 Wing. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. 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.

April 12, 2002

Grace P. Pace

   Grace Parsons Pace, 98, formerly of 107 East H. Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Fern Simerly

   Mrs. Fern Simerly, 69, 408 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Simerly was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Nelle Smith Hazelwood, Hampton, and the late Edward S. Hazelwood. She was also preceded in death by a son and two infant daughters.
   Mrs. Simerly was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Robert Simerly; a daughter, Shelia Hayes, Jonesborough; a son and daughter-in-law, Fred "Bobby" and Jan Simerly, Hampton; four sisters, Betty Estep, Dorothy Robinson and Cordia "Tootsie" Berry, all of Hampton, and Polly Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a brother, Carl L. Hazelwood, Hampton; two granddaughters, Star Hayes, of the home, and Lashea Hayes, Jonesborough; a great-grandson, Devan Hayes, Jonesborough; several nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Gaynell Arwood.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SIMERLY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Fern Simerly, 69, 408 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, who died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dexter Brummitt and the Rev. Leonard Sheehan officiating. Music will be provided by The Heavenly Echoes. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Simerly Collins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, will be Dannie McKinney, Lynn McKinney, Darrell McKinney, Jamie McKinney, Mark Berry, Curtis Hyder, Dannie Cole, Paul Vance, Conley Woodby and Grant Hardin. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronda McKinney, Robert Barnett Jr. and the deacons of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Simerly Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 11, 2002

Edith Arnold

   Edith Arnold, 74, 112 Starlight Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 11, 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

Fern Simerly

   Mrs. Fern Simerly, 408 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

April 10, 2002

Joe L. Church


   Joe Lee Church, 60, 1903 Omaha Lane, Johnson City, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Church was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a son of Bernice Opal Miller Church, Johnson City, and the late Lawrence Church. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Church, and a sister, Linda Church.
   Mr. Church was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Tennessee National Guard, and had worked as a pipefitter. He was a Baptist.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Freda Feathers Church; three daughters, Lisa Daniel, Johnson City, Tammy McGill, Gray, and Angela Humphrey, Elizabethton; two brothers, Jim Church, Elizabethton, and Larry Church, Johnson City; and three sisters, Glenda Grindstaff, Norma Cornett and Wanda Bryant, all of Johnson City. Six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CHURCH -- Funeral services for Joe Lee Church, 60, 1903 Omaha Lane, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 8, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Keith Stockton and the Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the U.S. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, where friends and family will meet for this service. Military Honors will be provided by the 176th Maintenance Battalion of the Tennessee Army National Guard. Active pallbearers will be members of the Tennessee Army National Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Roberts, Larry Church, Jim Church, Mark McGill, T.C. Daniel Jr., Stephen P. Bryant, Michael Bryant, Ronnie Saults, Dr. Thomas Schnell, Dr. K. Krishnan, Dr. Kenneth Weaver, Jimmy Church, Donald Grindstaff, Jason Grindstaff, Bill Church, Don Bryant, Don Davis, Lowell Cornett, Donald Grindstaff II, Allen Feathers, Kenneth Feathers, Frank Whitson, Gene Sweeney, Garry Sweeney, Casey Feathers, Jimmy Feathers, Lee Feathers, Shane Hardy, Edsel Perkins, Jack Taylor and Matt Lunceford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence or at the home of his mother, 1607 Ferrell Drive, Johnson City. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Gary L. Smith

   Gary Lynn Smith, 44, 325 McLaughlin Road, Unicoi, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of Mary McLaughlin Smith, Unicoi, and the late John Clinton Smith.
   Mr. Smith was a self-employed concrete finisher and attended Maranatha Tabernacle. He was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Connie Bostic Smith, and a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Wayne Barnett, Erwin. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SMITH -- Funeral services for Gary Lynn Smith, 44, 325 McLaughlin Road, Unicoi, who died Monday, April 8, 2002, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Penland and the Rev. E.L. Wheeler officiating. Music will be provided by Queenie Wheeler and Alfred Dugger. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, in the Jones Cemetery, Unicoi. The family, friends and ministers may gather at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Mary Smith, 292 Washington Street, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

April 9, 2002

Joe L. Church

   Joe Lee Church, 60, 1903 Omaha Lane, Johnson City, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Church was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a son of Bernice Opal Miller Church, Johnson City, and the late Lawrence Church. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Church, and a sister, Linda Church.
   Mr. Church was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Tennessee National Guard, and had worked as a pipefitter. He was a Baptist.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Freda Feathers Church; three daughters, Lisa Daniel, Johnson City, Tammy McGill, Gray, and Angela Humphrey, Elizabethton; two brothers, Jim Church, Elizabethton, and Larry Church, Johnson City; and three sisters, Glenda Grindstaff, Norma Cornett and Wanda Bryant, all of Johnson City. Six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CHURCH -- Funeral services for Joe Lee Church, 60, 1903 Omaha Lane, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 8, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Keith Stockton officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the U.S. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, where friends and family will meet for this service. Military Honors will be provided by the 176th Maintenance Battalion of the Tennessee Army National Guard. Active pallbearers will be members of the Tennessee Army National Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Roberts, Larry Church, Jim Church, Mark McGill, T.C. Daniel Jr., Stephen P. Bryant, Michael Bryant, Ronnie Saults, Dr. Thomas Schnell, Dr. K. Krishnan, Dr. Kenneth Weaver, Jimmy Church, Donald Grindstaff, Jason Grindstaff and Bill Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence or at the home of his mother, 1607 Ferrell Drive, Johnson City. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Hannah M. Humphrey

   Mrs. Hannah Mae Humphrey, 80, 126 Warrior Lane, Johnson City, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Humphrey was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Loss "L.E." and Ella Mae Morris Whitehead. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Humphrey, in 1973, a son, John Edward Hughes, and by two brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Humphrey had been a sitter and care giver for the elderly. She was a member of Milligan Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son, David K. Humphrey, Johnson City; five daughters, Brenda Harkleroad, Bristol, Judy Mescal Hooks and Cynthia Humphrey, both of Johnson City, Manzanita Humphrey, Jonesborough, and Naomi Reedy, Erwin; one uncle, Robert Morris, Johnson City; and two aunts, Annice McCracken, Crossville, and Margie Erwin, Johnson City. Eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several cousins also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HUMPHREY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah Mae Humphrey, 80, 126 Warrior Lane, Johnson City, who died Sunday, April 7, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Justice officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist, and Kay Burnette, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be David Humphrey, Arnold Hooks, Fred Harkleroad, Grant Reedy, Frank Moore, Joe Reedy, Michael Phipps and Patrick Michonski. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Andrew Stephen May, Dr. Stanley M. Hodges, Dr. Fawwaz I. Hamati, Dr. Shoba, Jody Moore and the Staff of 6300 of Johnson City Medical Center and ICU. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire, 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. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Doug Jones

   Doug Jones, 113 Little Maple Tree Lane, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 6, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Jones was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Clyde Casey and Georgia Burleson Jones.
   Mr. Jones was self-employed in sales and was a member of the Civitan Club and an active member of various hunting and fishing associations. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam Conflict.
   Survivors include a son, Bryan Douglas Jones, Memphis; four daughters, Veronica Geanette Jones, Bluff City, Vivian Nina Noah and Janet Jones Sims, both of Memphis, and Penny Jones Crane, Houston, Texas; two brothers, Melvin Jones, Greeneville, and Gary Jones, Memphis; a sister, Kawana Hudson, Leesburg, Va.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a special friend, Lou Eller, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   JONES -- Graveside services for Doug Jones, 113 Little Maple Tree Lane, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 6, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the VA Chaplain officiating. Music will be under the direction of Brian Combs, bagpiper. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Melvin Jones. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert L. McKinney

   Robert L. "Jack" McKinney, 67, 164 Sugar Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 7, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. McKinney was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Ralph and Myrtle Birchfield McKinney. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray McKinney.
   Mr. McKinney was a retired employee of T.P.I. and was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Barbara Blackwell McKinney, of the home; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Tony McKinney, Gainesville, Ga., Timothy and Cristine McKinney, Jonas Ridge, N.C., Tommy and April McKinney, Roan Mountain, and Robert Joseph McKinney, Mechanicsville, Md.; a daughter, Tammy McKinney, Mechanicsville, Md.; three sisters, Beulah McKinney Street and Louise McKinney Baldwin, both of Roan Mountain, and Helen McKinney Tolley, Hampton; two brothers, Lee McKinney, Roan Mountain, and R.L. McKinney, Elizabethton; and grandchildren, Avery and Allen McKinney, Gainesville, Ga., Taylor and Reagan McKinney, Jonas Ridge, N.C., Cory McKinney, Hampton, MaKayla McKinney, Erwin, and Tiffany, Laura and Bobby McKinney, all of Maryland. 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
  
   McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Robert L. "Jack" McKinney, 67, 164 Sugar Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, April 7, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev John McCoury and the Rev. Randy English officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at McKinney Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be David Clevenger, Bobby Dugger, Randall Hughes, Johnny Singleton, Gary Blackwell and Robert Joseph McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Tipton, Dillard Street, Kermit Baker, Bruce Johnson, Abe Johnson and Larry Roark. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 164 Sugar Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. 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.

Belthia Waycaster

   Mrs. Belthia Waycaster, 85, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of Waycaster Road, Hampton, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Waycaster was a native of Tom's Creek, Va., and a daughter of the late Lodge and Janie Calhoun Hicks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Lacey Lawrence Waycaster, a son, Ed Waycaster, and a grandchild.
   Mrs. Waycaster had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a member of Rittertown Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son, William Waycaster, Hampton. Six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WAYCASTER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Belthia Waycaster, 85, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of Waycaster Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, April 7, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Haynes officiating. Music will be provided by the Carr Family. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the West Cemetery, Potterack Road, Hampton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, will be Earnest Penland, Joseph Waycaster, Justin Waycaster, Charles Waycaster, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a grandson, Rev. Steve Waycaster, 121 Coleman Road, Hampton. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Waycaster Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  

April 8, 2002

Arthur Nave


   Arthur Nave, 80, 237 Muddy Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Nave was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ora and Sally Buckles Nave. He was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Nave, a brother, Ray Nave, and a sister, Ailene Stamey.
   Mr. Nave was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.
   Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Nave, of the home; three daughters and a son-in-law, Cathy and Danny McGinnis, Elizabethton, Cynthia Taylor, Johnson City, and Marsha Greenwell, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Brent Taylor, Montgomery, Ala., Adam Taylor, Alison Greenwell, Joseph Greenwell and Karie McGinnis Cobb, all of Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren, Ally Taylor, Jackson Taylor and Christopher Cobb, all of Elizabethton; a brother, Snyder Nave, Elizabethton; and three sisters, Phyllis Gouge, Johnson City, Juanita Fair and Ruth Wilson, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   NAVE -- Funeral services for Arthur Nave, 80, 237 Muddy Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, April 7, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert English officiating. Music will be under the direction of Karen Elliott. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Wilson Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Cable, Joseph Greenwell, Theron Johnson, John Oxendine, Ken Pierce, Adam Taylor, Brent Taylor, Jarred "Rusty" Taylor and Joy Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Taylor, Bob Steffen, Melvin Livingston, Clyde Hodge, Arlin Hopson, Conway Wilson, Kyle Gouge, Gary Eggers, Sam Greenwell, Cecil Peeks, Robert Frazier, Charles "Bo" Taylor, Elbert Campbell and Terry Smith. A special "Thank You" to the staff of Hillview Health Center, Adventa Hospice and the staff of Ward C-1 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 237 Muddy Branch Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Wilson Cemetery Association, c/o Leonard Lewis, 122 Bernie Lewis Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Belthia Waycaster

   Mrs. Belthia Waycaster, 84, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

April 7, 2002

Buna C. Buchanan

   Buna C. Taylor Buchanan, 81, 308 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Buchanan was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late William L. and Nettie McKinney Cook. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Taylor, October 12, 1943, her second husband, Johnny Q. Buchanan, March 3, 1988, a granddaughter, Lynette Taylor Brashears, October 12, 1988, a grandson, Adam Scott Laughren, July 22, 1974, and by four brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Buchanan was a former employee of Giant Grocery, Elizabethton, and a retired employee of Sky City, Newland, N.C. She was a member of Bellview Baptist Church, Cranberry, N.C.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Karen Buchanan Ollis and Wayne Ollis, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert W. and Shelby Glover Taylor, Clarksville, and Joseph Gail and Ruby Seaman Taylor, Greenville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Lisa Taylor McCarson of Tennessee, Brett Taylor, Raleigh, N.C., Shannon Taylor, Miami, Fla., Todd Lindstrom, Elizabethton, and Billy Joe Correll, Johnson City; four great-grandsons, Ethan Correll King, Adam Correll, Justin Douglas and Anthony Sykes; and two great-granddaughters, Andria Macy Lindstrom and Kira S. Taylor, Miami, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BUCHANAN -- Funeral services for Buna C. Taylor Buchanan, 81, 308 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Bellview Baptist Church in Cranberry, N.C., with the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt, the Rev. Kenneth Jones and the Rev. Ken Lance officiating. Music was under the direction of Bellview Baptist Church. Interment followed the service at Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Burleson, Charles Holdren, Harry McGee and Larry McKinney. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Karen Ollis, 308 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Fred T. Gouge

   Fred Thomas Gouge, 81, 506 Old Johnson Valley Rd., Kingston, Tenn., died Friday, April 5, 2002, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   A Carter County native, he was a son of the late Frank and Lena Rainbolt Gouge. Mr. Gouge was preceded in death by a son, Troy Gouge, two brothers and one sister.
   He was a retired mechanic from Sherwood Chevrolet. He had served in the U.S. Navy. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Gay Bowers Gouge, Elizabethton, two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Ann and Donny Belcher, Greeneville, and Mary Ellen and Tim Bowers, Elizabethton, one son, Freddie Allen Gouge, Kingston, Tenn., one brother, Ralph Gouge, Elizabethton, three sisters, Helen Carrier, Novella Williams, and Barbara Berry, all of Elizabethton, three grandchildren, Rhonda Cardwell, Thomas Gwyn and Travis Massey, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GOUGE -- Funeral services for Fred Thomas Gouge, 81, 506 Old Johnson Valley Rd., Kingston, who died Friday, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, will be Thomas Gwyn, Troy Blevins, Howell Lyons, Barry Carrier, Walter S. Carrier and Brian Gouge. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of the brother, Ralph Gouge, 228 Steel Bridge Rd., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kiter B. Hash

   HASH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Kiter Bare Hash, 89, Green Valley, Bluefield, W. Va., who died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Glen Hypes, 898 Jordan Road, Elizabethton, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Mausoleum Chapel of Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, W.Va., with Pastor Jerry Lester officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family members. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Fred T. Norton

  
Mr. Fred Truman Norton, 85, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Friday, April 5, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   A Greene County native, he was the son of the late William Alvin and Jossie Norris Norton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters and one great-grandson.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Gladys Lyons Norton, of the home, one daughter and son-in-law, Wilma Darlene and Daniel Boone Perkins, Elizabethton, Tenn., one son, Terry Lee Woodby, Elizabethton, Tenn., one brother, James Bruce Norton, Greeneville, Tenn., one sister, Hazel Lyons, Kingsport, Tenn., and six grandchildren, Jim Jamison, Ohio, Joe Jamison, Lee Woodby, Deena Coursen, and Mary Ramey, all of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Kevin Woodby, Johnson City, Tenn., 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   NORTON -- Funeral services for Mr. Fred Truman Norton, 85, Elizabethton, Tenn., will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2002, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Norman Loveless officiating. Music will be by Mr. Jerry Barnett, soloist. Interment will follow the service in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons, Jim Jamison, Joe Jamison, Lee Woodby, Kevin Woodby, Mel Ramey and Josh Jamison. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2002, or at the residence at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Amber L. Perkins

   Amber Lashea Perkins, age 2-1/2 months, daughter of Jason Karl and Alice Destella Wines Perkins, 142 Colver Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at her residence.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two brothers, Justin and Cody Perkins, both of the home; her paternal grandparents, J.C. and Rosella Perkins, Elizabethton, her paternal step-grandfather, Lonnie Turner, Elizabethton; her paternal step-grandmother, Margaret Perkins, Hampton; her paternal great-grandparents, Charlie and Racheal Lunceford, Elizabethton; her maternal grandfather, Claude Mathes, Johnson City; and her maternal great-grandmother, Edith Mitchell, Johnson City.
   Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, (423) 928-2245, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PERKINS -- Graveside services for Amber Lashea Perkins, age 2 1/2 months, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Perkins Cemetery, Carter County. Pastor Gary Perkins will officiate. Daniel Gentry and Samuel Preslor will be the pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-2245, is in charge of arrangements.
  
Stanley E. Ward

  
Stanley E. Ward, 87, formerly of Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, after a short illness at Lake Mary Health and Rehab Center in Lake Mary, Fla.
   A native of Carter County (Fish Springs community), he was the son of the late Arthur "Jack" and Josie Lewis Ward. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Madolin Estep Ward, a brother, L.B. Ward, and a sister, Dorothy Ward.
   He was a member of Doe River Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp and also worked at Paty Lumber Co. He was a member of Butler Masonic Lodge Roans Creek #679 F&AM. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Larry Bailey, Sorrento, Fla., a granddaughter, Susan Elwell, Oviedo, Fla., a grandson, Shawn, of Sorrento, a sister, Edith Moody, Elizabethton, a brother, Lewis Ward, Hampton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WARD -- Funeral services for Stanley E. Ward, 87, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 6, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Fred Wade officiating. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Larry Ward, Terry Ward, L.B. Ward, Jan Ward, Dennis Ward, Shawn Bailey and Grady Elwell. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace. Dad was a man who loved and served God. He fought a good fight and has won the ultimate prize; He's home with Jesus. 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

April 5, 2002

Hubert Banner

   Hubert Banner, 65, 109 Arrowood Hill Road, Hampton, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Banner was a native of Hampton and the son of the late Claude and Viola Hamby Banner. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harlan Banner and Horace Banner, and two sisters, Helen Vance and Georgia Gregg.
   Mr. Banner was a member of Centerview Church of Christ and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 35 years of service.
   Survivors include his wife, Sarah Edwards Banner, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Wade Johnson, Roan Mountain, and Vickie and Mike Carter, Elizabethton; a son, Terry Banner, Hampton; three grandchildren, Joshua Johnson, Roan Mountain, Wesley Carter and Katie Carter, both of Elizabethton; and a special friend, Amy Bennett, Hampton. 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
  
   BANNER -- Funeral services for Hubert Banner, 65, 109 Arrowood Hill Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, April 4, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Steve Payne and Mr. David Irick, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at Walnut Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Brian Edwards, Jason Brown, Claude Banner, Jeff Vines, L.J. Heaton and Mike Vance. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Centerview Church of Christ, Melvin Jones, Otis Vines, Don Grant, Joe Edwards, Burlin Edwards, Johnny Brown, Bill Roberts, Ronald Brown, Rufus Marlow, Coy Waycaster and David Irick. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 109 Arrowood Hill Road, Hampton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Buna C. Buchanan

   Buna C. Taylor Buchanan, 81, 308 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Buchanan was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late William L. and Nettie McKinney Cook. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Taylor, October 12, 1943, her second husband, Johnny Q. Buchanan, March 3, 1988, a granddaughter, Lynette Taylor Brashears, October 12, 1988, a grandson, Adam Scott Laughren, July 22, 1994, and by four brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Buchanan was a former employee of Giant Grocery, Elizabethton, and a retired employee of Sky City, Newland, N.C. She was a member of Bellview Baptist Church, Cranberry, N.C.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Karen Buchanan Ollis and Wayne Ollis, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Shelby Glover Taylor, Clarksville, and Joseph Gail and Ruby Seaman Taylor, Greenville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Lisa Taylor McCarson of Tennessee, Brett Taylor, Raleigh, N.C., Shannon Taylor, Miami, Fla., Todd Lindstrom, Elizabethton, and Billy Joe Correll, Johnson City; four great-grandsons, Ethan Correll King, Adam Correll, Justin Douglas and Anthony Sykes; and two great-granddaughters, Andia Macy Lindstrom and Keia S. Taylor, Miami, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BUCHANAN -- Funeral services for Buna C. Taylor Buchanan, 81, 308 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Bellview Baptist Church in Cranberry, N.C., with the Rev. Jerry Honeycutt, the Rev. Kenneth Jones and the Rev. Ken Lance officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bellview Baptist Church. Interment will follow the service at Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Burleson, Charles Holdren, Harry McGee and Larry McKinney. 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, Karen Ollis, 308 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel M. Crain

   Ethel M. Crain, 89, formerly of Route 1, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Crain was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Waites and Julie Gouge Barnett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William A. Crain, June 22, 1982, two brothers, Norman Barnett and Harland Barnett, two sons, Vernon Crain and Billy Crain, a grandson, Chad Crain, and a granddaughter, Debbie Crain.
   Mrs. Crain was a member of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two sons, Delaney Crain, Elizabethton, and Bob Crain, Florence, S.C.; two daughters, Charlotte Hunt, Morganton, N.C., and Ruth Franklin, Newland, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Herman Barnett, Roan Mountain; and two sisters, Mable Stocton, Roan Mountain, and Dorothy Patton, Elk Park N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   CRAIN -- Funeral services for Ethel M. Crain, 89, formerly of Route 1, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Burbank Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. John Vance, the Rev. Richard Blevins and the Rev. Fred Wade officiating. Music will be under the direction of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Kelly Crain, Grady Hill, Tony Bowery, Dean Jones, Jeff Hunt, Mark Byrd, Brandon Powell and Aaron Powell. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church and the Staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Burbank Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence, Route 1, Roan Mountain (Burbank Community), or at the residence of a son, Delaney Crain, 113 Coal Chute 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.

Fred T. Gouge

   Fred Thomas Gouge, 506 Old Johnson Valley Road, Kingston, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Kiter B. Hash

   Mrs. Kiter Bare Hash, 89, Green Valley, Bluefield, W.Va., died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Glen Hypes, 898 Jordan Road, Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Hash was a native of Jefferson, N.C., and a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Jeannie Bower Bare. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Allen Hash, and a son, Lois Hash.
   Mrs. Hash had lived with her daughter for the past two years.
   Other survivors include two sisters, Opal Bare, Crab Orchard, W.Va., and Nealie Roble, Baltimore, Md.; two granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Cindy and Lindy Tabor, Wytheville, Va., and Diane and Mike Sproviero, Johnson City; and two great-grandchildren, Troy and Carmen Sproviero, Johnson City.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HASH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Kiter Bare Hash, 89, Green Valley, Bluefield, W.Va., who died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Glen Hypes, 898 Jordan Road, Elizabethton, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Mausoleum Chapel of Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, W.Va., with Pastor Jerry Lester officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family members. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Coy H. Hoss

   ROCKWOOD -- Coy D. Hoss, 82, of Peach Tree Lane, Kingston, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.
   Mr. Hoss was a retired sheet metal mechanic and welder with TVA with 30 years of service, and was of the Presbyterian faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having received three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Medal, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, and French Medal of Jubilee of Liberty. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and the American Legion Post of Kingston.
   Mr. Hoss was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Etta Hoss.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Hoss, Kingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Guy Daniels, Kingston; grandchildren, Brian and Chris Daniels; great-grandchildren, Breanne Daniels and Gavin Cole Daniels; and nephews, Bobby Hoss, Jimmy Parsons, Jerry Parsons and Mike Elliott.
   Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Roane Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mike Winters officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded by the Roane Volunteer Honor Guard.
   Evans Mortuary of Rockwood (423) 354-2600, is serving the family of Coy D. Hoss.

Artie L. Isenberg

   Artie L. Isenberg, 87, 2853 DeVault Bridge Road, Piney Flats, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Isenberg was a native of Floyd, Va., and had lived in Johnson City for 42 years before moving to Piney Flats in 1992. She was a daughter of the late Leonard and Gay Hylton Smith and was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur C. Isenberg, in 1992, and by three sisters and four brothers.
   Mrs. Isenberg was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of the Brethren, Johnson City.
   Survivors include three daughters, Faye M. Kave, Westminster, Md., Pat A. Hodge, Powell, and Darlene G. King, Piney Flats; a son, Ralph C. Isenberg, Johnson City; and two sisters, Erma K. Logue, New Windsor, Md., and Alva L. Wilhelm, Sykesville, Md. Six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ISENBERG -- Funeral services for Artie L. Isenberg, 87, 2853 DeVault Bridge Road, Piney Flats, who went to be with her Lord Thursday, April 4, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Pastor Rufus Smith officiating. Interment will follow the committal service at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, where friends are invited to meet the family for this service. Donations may be made to the John M. Reed Nursing Home, 124 John M. Reed Nursing Home Road, Limestone, TN 37681 or the First Church of the Brethren, 122 Bart Green Drive, Johnson City, TN 37615. Online condolences may be sent to the Isenberg Family via www.morrisbaker.com. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Josie James

   Josie James, 83, formerly of Church Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Ms. James was a native of Cater County and the daughter of the late Wiley and Lou Sapp Watson. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Lloyd, Jackie and Ross Craig, three sisters, Omie Gillespie, Vivian Rogers and Ruth Kincaid, and four brothers, Warren Watson, William Watson, Charlie Watson and Clarence Watson.
   Ms. James was of the Christian faith and was a retired employee of Tri-State Container.
   Survivors include a daughter, Joan Avery, Elizabethton, and a son, John Walter James Jr., Elizabethton. Nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew 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
  
   JAMES -- Funeral services for Josie James, 83, formerly of Church Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest Widby and the Rev. Timothy A. Waterson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Carol Thompson. Interment will follow at Watson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Buddy Watson, Desmond Johnson, Willie Johnson, Steven Wagner and Robert Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Randall, Mack Trammell, James Forney, Al Dumas, John Gillespie, Richard Richmond, special friends Mr. and Mrs. Victor Deloach and family, and the staff of Ivy Hall. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Joan Avery, 606 Bingham 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.

Gurney McCoury

   Gurney McCoury, 84, 122 Blue Grass Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. McCoury was a native of Minneapolis, N.C., and the son of the late Jonah and Delia Sluder McCoury. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William McCoury, and two sisters, Etter McCoury Lewis and Fannie McCoury Thomas.
   Mr. McCoury was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Veteran's Administration. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II, and received the following medals: EAMET Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal, and Purple Heart.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou McClain McCoury, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. John Henry and Kathy McCoury, Minister Frank Chris and Sherry McCoury and Charles and Samantha McCoury, all of Roan Mountain; four grandchildren, April McCoury McKinney, John Robert "Jr." McCoury, Chrissy LaSha McCoury and Misty Dawn McCoury, all of Roan Mountain; a brother, Elbert McCoury, Cranberry, N.C.; two sisters, Vi McCoury Calhoun, Hudson, Fla., and Burthie McCoury Calhoun, Newland, N.C. 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
  
   McCOURY -- Funeral services for Gurney McCoury, 84, 122 Blue Grass Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, April 4, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Finley McCoury and Minister David Atkins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sue Lewis, soloist, and the Ridgeway Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Mike Gibbs, Kenny Johnson, Jack Johnson, Chris Hogan, Elisha Garland, Harold Greene and Danny Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 122 Blue Grass Road, Roan Mountain, or at the residence of any of his sons at any time. 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.

Mildred C. McGuire

   McGUIRE -- Memorial services for Mrs. Mildred C. McGuire, 85, 8 North Park Circle, Brook Park, Ohio, who died January 15, 2002, at Pleasant Lake Village, Parma, Ohio, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Harold Bahlow officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the Parish Hall of the church. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. McGuire to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 815 E. Second Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the Alzheimer's Association of Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Amber L. Perkins

   Amber Lashea Perkins, age 2-1/2, daughter of Jason Karl and Alice Destella Wines Perkins, 142 Colver Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at her residence.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two brothers, Justin and Cody Perkins, both of the home; her paternal grandparents, J.C. and Rosella Perkins, Elizabethton, her paternal step-grandfather, Lonnie Turner, Elizabethton; her paternal step-grandmother, Margaret Perkins, Hampton; her paternal great-grandparents, Charlie and Racheal Lunceford, Elizabethton; her maternal grandfather, Claude Mathes, Johnson City; and her maternal great-grandmother, Edith Mitchell, Johnson City.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-2101, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence W. Whitehead

   Clarence W. Whitehead, 71, 608 Main Street, Hampton, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Whitehead was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Garfield and Ethel Lacey Whitehead. He was also preceded in death by a son, Clarence W. Whitehead Jr., three brothers, Jack Whitehead, J.D. Whitehead and Eugene Whitehead, and a sister, Iva Lee Whitehead.
   Mr. Whitehead was of the Baptist faith and was owner/operator of Whitehead Greenhouse and a retired employee of Jarl Extrusions. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Ollie Carden Whitehead, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda Gail and Leslie McCracken, Chuckey, and Wanda and Charles Gentry, Elizabethton; a son, Steven Douglas Whitehead, Johnson City; and three grandchildren, Andrew Daniel Whitehead, Elizabethton, Christina "C.C." McCracken and John Joseph "J.J." McCracken, both of Chuckey. 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
  
   WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Clarence W. Whitehead, 71, 608 Main Street, Hampton, who died Thursday, April 4, 2002, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Butch Johnson, Charles Gentry, Leslie McCracken, Andrew Whitehead, Dave Blackwell, Johnny Morgan and Otis Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 608 Main Street, Hampton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital Research at Johnson City Medical Center, 400 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie O. Wilson

   Mattie Ophelia Avery Wilson, 91, formerly of 622 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, and a resident of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Wilson was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Joe and Maggie Tinner Avery. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Millard J. Wilson, in 1993, and a daughter, Leanna Ervin, in 1996.
   Mrs. Wilson was a member of Phillipi Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ruth Aretha Myles Bowers, Patricia A. and Paul Bellamy and Tanzy L. and Harry McKesson, all of Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joe N. Avery, Johnson City, and Cornelius and Carolyn Avery, Glade Springs, Va.; 19 grandchildren, Wilhelmina Turner, Teena Bradley, Forrest Mutts, Johnny Victor Mutts, Janssen Cavelli, Jacey M. Mutts, Yona P. Ragin, Eric J. Avery, Joy I. Bass, Rhonda Avery, Kim Avery, Velma Avery, April Avery, Benjamin Bellamy, Benita P. Bellamy, Barry P. Bellamy, Vico McKesson, LaToya McKesson and Freddie Ervin; 27 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Thelma Avery. Several nieces, nephews 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
  
   WILSON -- Funeral services for Mattie Ophelia Avery Wilson, 91, formerly of 622 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, and a resident of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Phillipi Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Watterson, the Rev. Dennis Milligan, the Rev. Ron Owens, the Rev. Steve Wagner, the Rev. Ernie Widby and the Rev. Joe Hollifield officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Community Choir. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, April 8, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Everyone will meet at the Phillipi Missionary Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Phillipi Missionary Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Tanzy L. McKesson, 609 Blevins 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.

April 4, 2002

Roberta P. Bashor

   Roberta Pinson Bashor, 87, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, in Atlanta, Ga., after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Bashor was a native of Atoka, Okla., and the daughter of the late Dr. Murrell Pinson and Pauline Wrenne Pinson.
   Mrs. Bashor lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was on the faculty of East Tennessee State University for many years prior to her retirement, and her move to Atlanta in 1991.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Bashor Ledford and John Ledford, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. David P. Bashor and Pamela Harrison Bashor, Charlotte, N.C., and Dr. Mark M. Bashor and Kathleen Wolcott Bashor, Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren and a spouse, Michael Archer, Jonesborough, Rebecca Archer Fox, Asheville, N.C., Melissa Bashor Marshall and her husband, Richard Marshall II, Alexandria, Va., Ryan Wolcott Bashor and Jessica Wrenne Bashor, both of Atlanta, Ga.; and three great-grandchildren, William, Shannon and Timothy Fox, all of Asheville, N.C.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BASHOR -- Funeral services for Roberta Pinson Bashor, 87, who died Sunday, March 31, 2002, in Atlanta, Ga., will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Deborah Ledford, 1219 Ledford Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations to First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, Children's Ministry, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Buna C. Buchanan

   Buna C. Taylor Buchanan, 81, 308 Johnson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 3, 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

Blanche S. Dugger

   Mrs. Blanche Slemp Dugger, 89, 3508 McKinley Road, Johnson City, formerly of Butler, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Dugger was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late William E. and Minnie McQueen Slemp. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence D. Dugger, January 17, 1986, and a sister, Fern Honeycutt.
   Mrs. Dugger had lived in Johnson City since 1995. She was a 1932 graduate of The Watauga Academy and retired from the Johnson County School System after 30 years of service. She was a member of the Butler Chapter #218 Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of Butler Baptist Church but had been attending South Side Baptist Church in Johnson City.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Dr. C.A. Renfro, Kingsport, Norma and Bill Durham, Rogersville, and Martha and Howard Courtner, Butler; a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Randa Dugger, Johnson City; a sister, Ethel Slemp Harris, Johnson City; a brother, Glen Slemp, Johnson City; and a special friend and caregiver, Bessie Thomas. Seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Slemp Dugger, 89, 3508 McKinley Road, Johnson City, formerly of Butler, who died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Butler Baptist Church with the Rev. David Cunningham and the Rev. Bill Durham officiating. Interment will be at Butler Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. John Wood officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 2:50 p.m. Friday, will be Eric Durham, Freddie Renfro, Benji Edwards, Jerry Brumit, Chris Brumit, Ricky Grindstaff, James Thompson and Bud Honeycutt. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and friends and graduates of The Watauga Academy. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to the 3300 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Butler Baptist Church. Friends may also call at her residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Dugger Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Josie James

   Josie James, 83, formerly of Church Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Glyna S. Litterer

   Mrs. Glyna Shoemaker Litterer, 72, 235 West F Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Litterer was a native of Harlan, Ky., and the daughter of the late Albert T. and Wilma G. Kelly Shoemaker. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Shoemaker.
   Mrs. Litterer attended the Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Mo. She was a Quality Control Analyst for Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and a former member of Harlan Baptist Church. She was a Kentucky Colonel.
   Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Litterer, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Johnny Mills, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Alan Thomas and Mariella Shoemaker, Iquitos, Peru, South America, and Gary Lee Smith, Elizabethton; two step-children, Catherine Litterer, Phoenix, Ariz., and Thomas Litterer, Portland, Ore.; a sister, Joyce Riley, West Hills, Calif.; six grandchildren, Hannon Howard and his wife Jennifer Howard, Dylan Smith and Preston Smith, all of Elizabethton, Liam Shoemaker, Jesse Shoemaker and Claire Shoemaker, all of Peru, South America; two step-grandchildren, Emily and Jacob Litterer, both of Portland, Ore.; and one great-grandchild, Sierra Shoemaker, Lexington, Ky. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   LITTERER -- A memorial service for Mrs. Glyna Shoemaker Litterer, 72, 235 West F Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Becker and the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be by Mr. Jean Fleischer, organist. The family will receive friends at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Johnny Mills, 2749 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, April 5. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Resthaven Cemetery in Harlan, Ky. Mrs. Litterer was a wonderful, loving and caring person, wife and mother to her family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 234 West F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the Elizabethton Boys & Girls Club, Hudson Drive, Elizabethton, TN 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

Essie S. Richardson

   Essie Shell Richardson, 79, 421 Old Mill Road, Elk Park, N.C., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Richardson was a native of Carter County and had lived in Elk Park, N.C., for the past 46 years. She was the daughter of the late Andy and Dollie Pritchard Shell and was also preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Richardson, three brothers, Leon Shell, Archie Shell and Hall Shell, and a sister, Ennis Shell.
   Mrs. Richardson was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Elk Park, N.C.
   Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Connie Stout, Elk Park, N.C., Ella and Jimmy Freeman, Barbara and Ferrell Calhoun, all of Newland, N.C., and Darlene and T.L. Langrudi, Topsail Island, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Wayne Dugger, Dolly Brostawski, Eddie Dugger, Gary Dugger, Marcle Waycaster, Lance Calhoun, Channing Langrudi and Crystal Langrudi; 10 great-grandchildren, Candy Dugger, Andrew Dugger, Jessie Dugger, Amanda Dugger, Susan Campbell, Bradley Dugger, Kimberly Dugger, Gavin Dugger, Drew Waycaster and April Dugger; three brothers, Milburn Shell, Hampton, Lowell Shell, Johnson City, and Lonnie Shell, Elizabethton; four sisters, Nomia Miller, Roan Mountain, Jewell Buchanan, Hickory, N.C., Opal Ferguson, Elizabethton, and Lala Shell Hicks, Hampton; and a special sister-in-law, Alexia Shell, 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
  
   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Essie Shell Richardson, 79, 421 Old Mill Road, Elk Park, N.C., who died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Dewayne Buchanan and the Rev. Johnny McCoury officiating. Interment will follow the service at Richardson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 421 Old Mill Creek Road, Elk Park, N.C., at any time. 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.
  

April 3, 2002

Blanche Dugger

   Mrs. Blanche Dugger, 3508 McKinley Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Roburdia Z. Hughes

   Mrs. Roburdia Z. Hughes, 77, 156 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Hughes was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Walter and Lockie Hill Honeycutt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Hughes, July 5, 1987, and a son, Alvin Hughes.
   Mrs. Hughes had lived in Carter County for a number of years. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include two daughters, Guilda Sue Oaks, Hampton, and Linda Smithson, Burlington, N.C.; a son, Dallas Hughes, Bakersville, N.C.; a sister, Madeline Rich, Burnsville, N.C.; two brothers, Eugene and Clarence Honeycutt, both of Jonesborough; and nine grandchildren, April Oaks, Michelle Oaks, Christopher Hughes, Dallas Hughes, Crystal Hughes, Samantha Hughes, Gregory Smithson, Michael Smithson and Hoopy Smithson.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HUGHES -- Funeral services for Roburdia Z. Hughes, 77, 156 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, who died Monday, April 1, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J.C. Sheets officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, will be Greg Willis, Randy Willis, Harold Bailey, Buster Bailey, Jason Edwards, Ray Hill, Daniel Sheets Jr., Keith Hill and Alford Humphrey. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Dorothy Oaks, Nave Trailer Park, Lot #1, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Hughes Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Michael C. Norris

   BOONE, N.C. -- Michael Channing Norris, 32, of Fleetwood, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002.
   Mr. Norris was born May 12, 1969 in Watauga County to Tracy and Ruby Greer Norris.
   Mr. Norris was an employee of Norris Motor Home Sales as an R-V Technician.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Karen Watson Norris, of the home; a son, Channing Norris, of the home; two daughters, Chelsea and Sarah-Beth Norris, both of the home; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pam and Jeff Maples, Shallotte, and Maria and Darrell Fair, Johnson City, Tenn.; and a special family friend, Hattie Cox, Triplett. Several aunts and uncles and a number of nieces and nephews, including Bethany, Brandon and Breanna Fair, all of Johnson City, Tenn.
   Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, Boone, (828) 264-8888, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   NORRIS -- Funeral services for Michael Channing Norris, 32, of Fleetwood, N.C., who died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Critcher officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the College Fund for the Children of Michael Norris, c/o U B S Paine Webber, 214 Mountcastle Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601 or to the Watauga County Sheriff's Office D.A.R.E. Program, 330 Queen Street, Boone, N.C. 28607. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at the home of Tracy and Ruby Norris, 4827 U.S. 421 in Boone. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, Boone, (828) 264-8888, is in charge of arrangements.

Essie S. Richardson

   Essie S. Richardson, 79, 421 Old Mill Road, Elk Park, N.C., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Cannon Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
   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

April 2, 2002

Roberta P. Bashor

   Roberta Pinson Bashor, 87, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, in Atlanta, Ga., after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Bashor was a native of Atoka, Okla., and the daughter of the late Dr. Murrell Pinson and Pauline Wrenne Pinson.
   Mrs. Bashor lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was on the faculty of East Tennessee State University for many years prior to her retirement, and her move to Atlanta in 1991.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Bashor Ledford and John Ledford, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. David P. Bashor and Pamela Harrison Bashor, Charlotte, N.C., and Dr. Mark M. Bashor and Kathleen Wolcott Bashor, Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren and a spouse, Michael Archer, Jonesborough, Rebecca Archer Fox, Asheville, N.C., Melissa Bashor Marshall and her husband Richard Marshall II, Alexandria, Va., Ryan Wolcott Bashor and Jessica Wrenne Bashor, both of Atlanta, Ga.; and three great-grandchildren, William, Shannon and Timothy Fox, all of Asheville, N.C.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BASHOR -- Funeral services for Roberta Pinson Bashor, 87, who died Sunday, March 31, 2002, in Atlanta, Ga., will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Deborah Ledford, 1219 Ledford Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations to First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, Children's Ministry, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

M.H. Campbell

   BOONE, N.C. -- M.H. "Bo" Campbell, 74, Rominger Road, Banner Elk, died Sunday, March 31, 2002.
   Mr. Campbell was born August 20, 1927 in Carter County, Tenn., a son of the late Maynard and Pearl Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Shoemaker Campbell; a son, Quentin Campbell; a sister, Shirlene Willis; and five brothers, Charles, Hurley, Von, Lonnie and Lester Campbell.
   Mr. Campbell was a retired welder and a member of United Association of Pipe Fitters Union. He was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Jane Campbell, Boone, and Mitchell and Debbie Campbell, Banner Elk; five granddaughters, Lacey Campbell and Amy Campbell, both of Banner Elk, Ivy Campbell, Boone, Lora Campbell, Atlanta, Ga., and Sara Campbell Taylor and her husband, Jeremy, Nashville; a grandson, Cole Campbell, Boone; a great-granddaughter, Ashton Rose Campbell, Banner Elk; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Bullock, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and a nephew, L.D. Campbell. Several other nephews and nieces also survive.
   Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for M.H. "Bo" Campbell, 74, Rominger Road, Banner Elk, who died Sunday, March 31, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Liberty United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 until 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Betty Henson and the Rev. Charles McKinney. Interment will follow at Matney Liberty Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Hospice of Watauga County, 136 Furman Road, Boone, N.C. 28607. Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.

Earnestine O. Claydon

   Earnestine Odom Claydon, 70, of Lynchburg Street, Memphis, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at her home.
   Mrs. Claydon was a native of Carter County, Tenn., and the daughter of the late Roy Odom and Dessie Cable Odom. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Master Chief Petty Officer Richard F. Claydon (U.S. Navy Retired) in 1995; a sister, Annalee Guy, in 1985; and a brother, Raymond Odom, in 1977.
   Survivors include one brother, Harold Odom, of Fall Branch. Five nieces and six nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be private. Interment will be at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Md.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Suite 123, Washington, D.C. 20004-2608.

Erica D. Davidson

   Erica Danielle Davidson, infant daughter of Walter Lee and Shari Odom Davidson, 3409 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Bill Norris, her paternal grandfather, James K. Davidson, and her paternal great-grandmothers, Ida Mae Frazier and Marie Sluder.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include three brothers, Dustin Lee Ledford, Tyler Wade Davidson and Eric Daniel Davidson, all of the home; two sisters, Angel Marie Ledford, of the home, and Heather Leigh-Anne Davidson, Elizabethton; her maternal grandparents, Barbara Norris, Unicoi, and Leon Odom, Elizabethton; her paternal grandmother, Evelyn Lousie Davidson, Elizabethton; and her maternal great-grandfather, John Odom, Rutledge.
   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
  
   DAVIDSON -- Graveside services and interment for Erica Danielle Davidson, infant daughter of Walter Lee and Shari Odom Davidson, 3409 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, who died Sunday, March 31, 2002, will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday, April 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating. Active pallbearers will be brothers. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or at the residence, 3409 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, 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.

Agnes R. Grindstaff

   Mrs. Agnes Ruth Grindstaff, 76, 209 Harman Grindstaff Road, Unicoi, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at the Center on Aging & Health, Erwin.
   Mrs. Grindstaff was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Frank and Kate O'Brien Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harman Grindstaff, in 1991, and by three brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Grindstaff was a homemaker. She attended the Unicoi Church of God.
   Survivors include a son, James Harman Grindstaff Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Joy Grindstaff; a grandson, Jamie Grindstaff; and a granddaughter-in-law, Amber Grindstaff. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Ruth Grindstaff, 76, 209 Harman Grindstaff Road, Unicoi, who died Sunday, March 31, 2002, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Penland and the Rev. E.L. Wheeler officiating. Music will be provided by Tommy Edwards and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. The family, ministers and friends may gather at the cemetery by 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 209 Harman Grindstaff Road, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Roburdia Z. Hughes

   Mrs. Roburdia Z. Hughes, 77, 156 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Gale M. Stout

   Gale M. Stout, of the Doe Valley Community, Mountain City, died Sunday, March 31, 2002.
   Born in Doeville on October 4, 1909, Mr. Stout was the son of M.A. "Tice" and Ida McEwen Stout. He was also preceded in death by two childhood siblings; brothers, Ed Stout and Ray Stout, and sisters, Callie Robinson and Anna Mae Stout.
   Mr. Stout was a retired farmer and a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army in North Africa and Italy. He attended Bethany Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion and an honorary member of the Doe Valley Volunteer Fire Department.
   Survivors include his wife, Elza Lipford Stout, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Etta and Mike Long, Mountain City, and Gay and David Blackmon, Kershaw, S.C.; and two granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Rachel B. and Clark Reyes, Knoxville, and Rebekah B. and Matthew Steen, Heath Springs, S.C.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STOUT -- A memorial service for Gale M. Stout, of the Doe Valley Community, Mountain City, who died Sunday, March 31, 2002, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Bethany Baptist Church, Mountain City. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Brown with remarks by Dr. David W. Blackmon. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Interment will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, with Military Honors conducted by the VFW Post #6908. Active pallbearers will be John Hartley, Tom Fortune, Richard Stout, Gary Odom and Ernest Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, members of the Auditorium Sunday School Class and the American Legion Post #61. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church Building Fund, 5950 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683 or the Doe Valley Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Mr. Gary Odom, 574 Leason Gregg Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. Condolences may be forwarded to hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy H. Tapp

   Mrs. Nancy Hutchins Tapp, 75, 448 Sciota Road, Unicoi, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   Mrs. Tapp was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Jess and Celia Wilcox Hutchins. She was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
   Mrs. Tapp was retired having been employed by Steinway Industry as a seamstress and also by Clarence's Drive-In Restaurant. She was a member of Unicoi United Methodist Church and a member of the Unicoi/Erwin Order of Eastern Star No. 276.
   Survivors include her husband, Floyd Tapp; a stepson, George Hutchins, Jonesborough; a stepgrandson, Anthony Hutchins, Erwin; and a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Mary Hutchins, Charlotte, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAPP -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Hutchins Tapp, 75, 448 Sciota Road, Unicoi, who died Monday, April 1, 2002, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Penland officiating. Music will be provided by Carolyn Harris. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Fishery Community Cemetery, Erwin. The family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 9:45 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 448 Sciota Road, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

April 1, 2002

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