April 30, 2002

Orville Hicks

   Orville Hicks, 80, 1240 Poga Road, Butler, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Hicks was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Wheeler and Leona Presnell Hicks. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Martin Dewey Hicks.
   Mr. Hicks was a member of Piney Grove Christian Church.
   Survivors include two sisters, Callie Dugger, Detroit, Mich., and Bessie Moody, Butler; two brothers, Johnny Hicks, Elizabethton, and J.B. Vines, Detroit, Mich.; and a special aunt, with whom he had made his home for the past 44 years, Rana Trivette, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HICKS -- Funeral services for Orville Hicks, 80, 1240 Poga Road, Butler, who died Sunday, April 28, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Piney Grove Christian Church, Butler, with Mr. Dean Estep and Mr. Harold Morefield, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Carl Cable. Interment will follow the service at Piney Grove Christian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews and friends, Lonnie Hicks, Marty Hicks, David Hicks, Terry Hodge, Gary Hodge, Todd Trivette and Justin Loudermilk. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Dugger, Lonnie Townsend, Rod Williams, Charles Henson, Richard Brush, Boyd Trivette, Carl Cable, Dean Estep, Roy Dugger, Willie Hicks and Sheriff John Henson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Friends may also call at the residence of his aunt, Rana Trivette, 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.

James G. Weaver

   James Grant Weaver, 81, 170 Rainbow Circle, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Sarah E. White

   Mrs. Sarah E. Woodby White, 77, 309 Parsley Street, Unicoi, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Center on Aging & Health, Erwin.
   Mrs. White was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Barney and Bessie Gaddy Woodby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eli White, in 1996, a son, Dwight E. "Ike" White, in 1984, and by five brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. White retired from Buffalo Valley Country Club as Housekeeping Supervisor after 15 years of service. She was a member of Unicoi Church of God.
   Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Margaret White, Jonesborough, David and Julie White and James White, all of Unicoi; four daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Johnny English, Bean Station, Mitzi and Larry Hyder, Johnson City, Peggy and Larry White, Unicoi, and Brenda and James Wilson, Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Hazel Woodby, Unicoi; and a sister, Nellie Woodby, Unicoi. Twenty-five grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 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.
  
   WHITE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E. Woodby White, 77, 309 Parsley Street, Unicoi, who died Sunday, April 28, 2002, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Penland and the Rev. John Perkins officiating. Music will be provided by James and LuAnne Powers and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at Jones Cemetery, Unicoi. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The family, ministers and friends may gather at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 309 Parsley Street, Unicoi. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

April 29, 2002

Rosa M. Clawson

   Rosa Mae Clawson, 85, 1666 Hillview Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Hillview Health Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Clawson was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Ed and Nellie Eastridge. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Demon Clawson, and three sons, Sammy K. Clawson, George Clawson and James Clawson.
   Mrs. Clawson was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include three daughters, Esther Caldwell, White Pine, Virginia Baines, Granite Falls, N.C., and Shirley Julian, Roan Mountain, and five sons, Jerry Clawson, White Pine, R.J. Clawson, Russellville, Vernon Clawson, Elizabethton, Lonnie Clawson, White Pine, and D.L. Clawson, Elizabethton. Twenty-five grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter 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
  
   CLAWSON -- Funeral services for Rosa Mae Clawson, 85, 1666 Hillview Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 27, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Paul Crowe officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Colbaugh Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of her sons, D.L. Clawson, 183 Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, and Vernon Clawson, Watauga Valley Trailer Park, 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.

Orville Hicks

   Orville Hicks, 80, 1240 Poga Road, Butler, died Sunday, April 28, 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

April 28, 2002

John B. Berry

   John B. "J.B." Berry, 77, 802 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Berry was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William and Burnia Buckles Berry. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Arthur Berry, and a sister, Iva Garland.
   Mr. Berry was a retired pipe fitter and welder and a member of the United Association of Plumbing and Steam Fitters, Local #538, Johnson City. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
   He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 and a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, where he had been teacher of the Men's Bible Class for 40 years.
   Survivors include his wife, Georgia Campbell Berry; a son, Matthew J. Berry, Elizabethton; two brothers, Kenneth Berry, Sacramento, Calif., and R.H. Berry, Watauga; three sisters, Letha Lyons and Florence Keller, both of Elizabethton, and Ida Campbell, Watauga; and a granddaughter, Monica Bowers, Knoxville. Two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BERRY -- Funeral services for John B. "J.B." Berry, 77, 802 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 27, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Elmer Carter and the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Music will be provided by Kathy Curtis and JoAnn Campbell. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, will be Packy Fair, Frank Richardson, F.D. Elliott, Paul Bishop, Norman Peters and Dwight Richards. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Berry to the Building Fund of First Free Will Baptist Church, 706 First Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Berry Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa M. Clawson

   Rosa Mae Clawson, 85, 1666 Hillview Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Hillview Health 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

Thelma L. Cole

   Thelma Lee Cannon Braswell Cole, 61, 245 Matson Road, Jonesborough, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at the home of her daughter, 147 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Cole was a native of Heaton, N.C., a former resident of Elizabethton, and had lived in Johnson City for the past eight years. She was a daughter of the late Harley James Cannon and Oma Winters Cannon. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Zebby Gene Braswell.
   Mrs. Cole was a retired employee of H&R Block, Inc
   . She was a member of Community Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Thomas Cole; two sons, Rick E. Braswell and his wife, Marcia, Elizabethton, and Tom Cole and his wife, Cathy, Kingsport; five daughters, Teresa Cochran and her husband, Jerry, Tina Whittington and her husband, Jeff Vicars, Lisa Byars and her husband, Ronnie, all of Elizabethton, Sharon Cole and Karen Cole, both of Piney Flats; two brothers, James H. Cannon Jr. and William "Bill" Cannon, both of Elizabethton; and a sister, Ruth Shephard, Elizabethton. Twelve grandchildren, six 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.
  
   COLE -- Funeral services for Thelma Lee Cannon Braswell Cole, 61, 245 Matson Road, Jonesborough, who died Friday, April 26, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Roy Yelton and the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Hyder Cemetery, Gap Creek, Carter County. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gary Shephard, Jerry Cochran, Ronnie Byars, David Cable, Chase Whittington, Jason Braswell, Blake Braswell and Jeff Vicars. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and other times at the home of a daughter, 147 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence, 245 Matson Road, Jonesborough. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Street, Suite 4, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences to the Cole Family may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Johnny A. Seehorn

   Johnny A. Seehorn, 78, 200 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
   Mr. Seehorn was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late John Manley and Janie Vaught Seehorn. He was a graduate of Johnson County High School, Mountain City, and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the U.S. Air Force where he had served in the Korean War. He was a Licensed Pilot.
   Mr. Seehorn was formerly employed as a funeral director and embalmer of Appalachian Funeral Home. He was a Licensed Golf Professional and former owner and operator of the former Lakeview Par 3 Golf Course. He was a Licensed Practical Nurse and had previously worked at the Indian Path Medical Center Hospital.
   He was a co-founder of the Substance Abuse Task Force Program that worked with inmates in the Northeast Correctional Facility and Washington County Detention Center. He was a member of the Serenity Group.
   Mr. Seehorn was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and served as Chairman of the Administration Board and Leadership Council. He also served as a Sunday School Teacher and Head Usher. He was an avid golfer and gardener.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Peter John Seehorn; an infant daughter, Pamela Jane Seehorn; three brothers, Noah R. Seehorn, Sheriff James L. Seehorn and Robert W. Seehorn; and a sister, Mary Seehorn Price.
   Survivors include his wife, Eula Bailey Seehorn; two daughters, Janelle S. Neas, Crossville, and Martha Ashley Seehorn, Piney Flats; a son, John William Seehorn, Johnson City; and a sister, Alma W. Seehorn, Johnson City. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SEEHORN -- Funeral services for Johnny A. Seehorn, 78, 200 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, April 25, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28, from the Otterbein United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe-d Dowling Soka and the Rev. Ray McDougle officiating. Special music will be provided by Susan Tanis. Graveside committal services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, April 29, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Kingsport VFW Post #3382. Active pallbearers will be men of the Friendship Sunday School Class. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Serenity Group, friends from the Pine Oak Golf Course and the Substance Abuse Task Force Volunteers. For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Johnny A. Seehorn Piano Memorial Fund, 905 Wellbourne Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Otterbein United Methodist Church. Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

April 26, 2002

Wanda Jeanette Smith Boone

BOONE -- The service of entombment for Mrs. Wanda Jeanette Smith Boone, 53, 144 Mountain View Circle, Elizabethton, who died Monday, April 22, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Johnathan Boone, Michael Boone, Rick Mullins, Rev. David Nunley, Allen Tipton and Rev. Bill Younce. Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Smith, Floyd Smith Jr., Eddie Britt and Kendall Thompson. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Friends may also call at the residence, 144 Mountain View Circle, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. 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

Jeffrey L. Fillers

   Jeffrey "Dewey" Lynn Fillers, 35, 115 Hardin Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Fillers was a native of Carter County and the son of Dallas Campbell, Elizabethton, and Peggy Fillers Bailey, Bristol. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dennis and Ruth Fillers and Troy and Mabel Campbell.
   Mr. Fillers was a retired employee of American Water Heaters, Johnson City. He was also a member of the Carter County Rescue Squad, a special deputy of the Carter County Sheriff's Department, and was a member of the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department for 12 years.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his stepfather, Hubert Bailey, Bristol; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Craig Campbell and Bobby and Tammy Fillers, all of Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Crystal and David Linville, Elizabethton; three nieces, Leah Fillers, Gracie Fillers and Tara Russell, all of Elizabethton; one nephew, Dustin Banks, Watauga; one uncle, Franklin David Fillers, Elizabethton; and six special friends, Kim Fillers, Marketta Peters, Christine Nave, Madison Pierce, April Colbaugh and Mary Smith, all of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   FILLERS -- Funeral services for Jeffrey "Dewey" Lynn Fillers, 35, 115 Hardin Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Charles Jones, Gregg Nave, Jeff Farmer, Don Hall, W.J. Nave and Landon Pritchard. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Bowers, Lee Birchfield and friends, Steve Maupin, Hazel and Bob Carlisle, Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Stoney Creek Baptist Church. A special "thank you" to Dr. Scott Caudle and Staff and Hospice. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his brother, Robert Fillers, 1408 Happy Valley Street, Elizabethton, at any time or at the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Walter B. Hatley

   Walter Brown Hatley, 78, 3032 Highway 321, Hampton, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Hatley was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Alvin and Minnie Arnold Hatley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Velma Hatley, August 27, 2001, six brothers, a sister and a son-in-law, George Perry.
   Mr. Hatley was a graduate of The Watauga Academy and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 49 years of service. He was a Lifetime Member of the Carter County Rescue Squad.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was an Ex-POW and a member of the East Tennessee Chapter American Ex-Prisoners of War. He attended Fish Springs Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Faye and Bob Tester, Butler, Brenda Perry and Ethel Hatley, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, Beryl Hatley, Jonesborough, and Joe Hatley, Elizabethton; two sisters, Christine Payne and Dorothy Pearson, both of Butler; three grandchildren, Karen Hill, George Perry Jr. and his wife, Joyce, and Bobby Ray Tester and his wife, Heather; and three great-grandchildren, J.W. Tester, Alexandra Hill and Sierra Tester. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HATLEY -- Funeral services for Walter Brown Hatley, 78, 3032 Highway 321, Hampton, who died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Lakeview Cemetery. Military Graveside Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, will be Dick Ward, Burl Campbell, Johnny Campbell, Ferrell Maines, Wally Isham, Paul Gryder, Dean Lunceford and Tony Griffey. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, David Griffey and men of the Butler Amoco Service Station, members and former members of the Carter County Rescue Squad and former employees of North American Rayon Corporation. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughters, Brenda Perry, 513 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, or Faye Tester, 435 Tester Lane, Butler. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Hatley was a lover of cats and dogs. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Hatley Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Judy K. Perkins

   Judy K. Perkins, 45, 109 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Ms. Perkins was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Marie Markland Birchfield, Elizabethton.
   Ms. Perkins attended Beck Mountain Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Timothy James Perkins, Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, Kyle D. and Kim Birchfield, Elizabethton; a grandson, Tyler Perkins, Jonesborough; a half sister, Lisa Byers, Johnson City; two nieces, Kaylee Birchfield and Kameron Birchfield, both of Elizabethton; her fiancé, Leon Guy, Butler; two aunts and uncles, Patricia and Jack Morgan, Johnson City, and R.J. and Ruth Markland, Roan Mountain; two step-grandchildren, Cortney Johnson and Carrie Johnson, both of Jonesborough; and a special friend, Jo Ann Webb, Watauga.
   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
  
   PERKINS -- Funeral services for Judy K. Perkins, 45, 109 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 25, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell and the Rev. Art Webb officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Moreland Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Morgan, Ronald Markland, Jerry Bowers, Jimmy Hughes, Larry Hughes, Jimmy Hughes II and Michael Hughes. 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 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of her mother, Marie Birchfield, 109 Mill Pond 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.

Nat W. Sams

   Nat Winston Sams, 82, 902 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Sams was a native of Carter County and had been a resident of Washington County for most of his life. He was a son of the late J.W. and Hattie Hyder Sams and was also preceded in death by six half brothers and two half sisters.
   Mr. Sams retired in 1999 as a filter plant operator after 25 years of service with the City of Johnson City Water Department. He was a 1939 graduate of Happy Valley High School, Elizabethton, and had attended East Tennessee State University and Johnson City Business College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Unaka Avenue Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Virginia Taylor Sams; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Nathan and Kimberly Sams, Elizabethton, and Jonathan Sams, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Jessica Taylor Sams, Elizabethton; a half brother and his wife, Elmer and Pearl Sams, Elizabethton; and two brothers-in-law, James Taylor and his wife, Peggy, Salisbury, N.C., and Bill Taylor and his wife, Wanda, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SAMS -- Graveside funeral services for Nat Winston Sams, 82, 902 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, who died Thursday, April 25, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Tyson officiating. Active pallbearers will be Roy Brown and nephews, Billy Jack Taylor, David Taylor, Michael Taylor, Gene Sams, Bobby Sams and Elmer Sams Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Cox, Mitchell Fritts, Kenneth Arnold, Junior Bailey, Mike Bailey, Butch Carpenter, Raymond Boyer, Buford Stone, Guy Buck, Haynes McKeehan and Webb Schwartz. Those planning to attend the service are to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Monday to proceed to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

April 25, 2002

Wanda J. Boone

   Mrs. Wanda Jeanette Smith Boone, 53, 144 Mountain View Circle, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 22, 2002, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Highway 19E in Roan Mountain.
   Mrs. Boone was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the daughter of Faith Phillips Smith, Elizabethton, and the late Floyd Smith. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
   Mrs. Boone was an employee of Johnson City Bedding. She was a Christian.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Freddie Lee Boone, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Johnathan Lee and Denna Boone, Johnson City, and Michael Paul Boone, of the home; four sisters, Tammy Tipton, Vickie Mullins and Patty Nunley, all of Johnson City, and Shirley Younce, Elizabethton; two brothers, Floyd Smith Jr., Johnson City, and Douglas Smith, Elizabethton; and a grandson, Joshua Michael Boone, Johnson City.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   BOONE -- The service of entombment for Mrs. Wanda Jeanette Smith Boone, 53, 144 Mountain View Circle, Elizabethton, who died Monday, April 22, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Johnathan Boone, Michael Boone, Rick Mullins, Rev. David Nunley, Allen Tipton and Rev. Bill Younce. Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Smith, Floyd Smith Jr., Eddie Britt and Kendall Thompson. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Friends may also call at the residence, 144 Mountain View Circle, 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

Jeffrey L. Fillers

   Jeffrey "Dewey" Lynn Fillers, 35, 115 Hardin Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Fillers was a native of Carter County and the son of Dallas Campbell, Elizabethton, and Peggy Fillers Bailey, Bristol. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dennis and Ruth Fillers and Troy and Mabel Campbell.
   Mr. Campbell was a retired employee of American Water Heaters, Johnson City. He was also a member of the Carter County Rescue Squad, a special deputy of the Carter County Sheriff's Department, and was a member of the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department for 12 years.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his stepfather, Hubert Bailey, Bristol; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Craig Campbell and Bobby and Tammy Fillers, all of Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Crystal and David Linville, Elizabethton; three nieces, Leah Fillers, Gracie Fillers and Tara Russell, all of Elizabethton; one nephew, Dustin Banks, Watauga; one uncle, Franklin David Fillers, Elizabethton; and six special friends, Kim Fillers, Marketta Peters, Christine Nave, Madison Pierce, April Colbaugh and Mary Smith, all of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

John P. Garland

   John Paul Garland, 37, 1000 University Parkway, Kingsport, formerly of Johnson City, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at Buffalo Mountain Park.
   Mr. Garland was a native of Johnson City and had lived all of his life in the Tri-Cities area. He was a son of Clarence E. Garland, Johnson City, and the late Mary Frances Bulla Garland. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Roby and Lela Hodge Garland and Thomas Wade and Dollie Oliver Bulla.
   Mr. Garland was an employee of Exide Battery, Bristol, and a member of the former East Park United Methodist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include a brother, Thomas E. "Tommy" Garland, Jonesborough; two sisters, Sue Alvis, Gray, and Karen L. Greer, Johnson City; one aunt, Lois Jean Garland; one uncle, James Howard Garland; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Crystal Ann Garland.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GARLAND -- Funeral services for John Paul Garland, 37, 1000 University Parkway, Kingsport, formerly of Johnson City, who died Sunday, April 21, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Talmadge Brown officiating. Interment will follow the committal service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough, where family and friends will meet for services. Serving as pallbearers will be family members and friends. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Grace Free Will Baptist Church, 2110 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Street, Suite 4, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FILLERS -- Funeral services for Jeffrey "Dewey" Lynn Fillers, 35, 115 Hardin Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Charles Jones, Gregg Nave, Jeff Farmer, Don Hall, W.J. Nave and Landon Pritchard. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Bowers, Lee Birchfield and friends, Steve Maupin, Hazel and Bob Carlisle, Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Stoney Creek Baptist Church. A special "thank you" to Dr. Scott Caudle and Staff and Hospice. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his brother, Robert Fillers, 1408 Happy Valley Street, Elizabethton, at any time or at the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Walter Hatley

   Walter "Brown" Hatley, 79, 3032 Highway 321, Hampton, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Fannie A. Nidiffer

   Fannie A. Nidiffer, 85, formerly of 1690 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Nidiffer was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late James and Sarah Hyder Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clarence Nidiffer, in 1978, four brothers, Robert Campbell, Woodroe Campbell, Jimmy Campbell and John Campbell, and three sisters, Carrie Gill, Frances Cox and Parlee Ramsey.
   Mrs. Nidiffer was of the Free Will Baptist Faith and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a foster daughter and her husband, Susie and Nelson Hall, Thomasville, 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
  
   NIDIFFER -- Graveside services for Fannie A. Nidiffer, 85, formerly of 1690 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home of 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.

Judy Perkins

   Judy Perkins, 45, 109 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 25, 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

April 24, 2002

Wanda J. Boone


   Mrs. Wanda Jeanette Smith Boone, 53, 144 Mountain View Circle, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 22, 2002, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Highway 19E in Roan Mountain.
   Mrs. Boone was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the daugher of Faith Phillips Smith, Elizabethton, and the late Floyd Smith. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
   Mrs. Boone was an employee of Johnson City Bedding. She was a Christian.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Freddie Lee Boone, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Johnathan Lee and Denna Boone, Johnson City, and Michael Paul Boone, of the home; four sisters, Tammy Tipton, Vickie Mullins and Patty Nunley, all of Johnson City, and Shirley Younce, Elizabethton; two brothers, Floyd Smith Jr., Johnson City, and Douglas Smith, Elizabethton; and a grandson, Joshua Michael Boone, Johnson City.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Frazier Cochrane III

   Frazier Cochrane III, 86, 474 NE 10th Street, Boca Raton, Fla., died Monday, April 22, 2002, in Florida.
   Mr. Cochrane will be returned to Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Andrew R. Curtis Jr.

   Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Andrew R. Curtis Jr., 728 Fairway Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at his residence.
   Colonel Curtis was a native of Greeneville and a son of the late Andrew Russell Curtis Sr. and Jennie Kate Simerly Curtis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean Bowers Curtis, in January 2001.
   Colonel Curtis was a professional soldier with 27 years of active duty. His military career began as a B24 Pilot in the Army Air Corps in World War II and continued through the Korean War and most of the Vietnam Era. It included nine years of overseas service in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, and tours of duty with the Armies of Occupation of both Germany and Japan. After five years in the Army, he transferred to the Air Force when it became a separate military organization. He served in both combat and non-combat assignments and in various staff positions, including two tours of duty on the Air Staff at the Pentagon and an extended tour with NATO. He retired from the regular Air Force in 1971 and pursued interests in the private sector until failing health ended his post-retirement activities.
   Colonel Curtis attended North Carolina State University and the University of Alabama and was a graduate of the Air Force Command and Staff College. He also attended Milligan College during a brief period between his Army and Air Force assignments. He was a life member of the Association of the United States Army, the Air Force Association, the Retired Officers Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1400. He was also a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He was an Episcopalian.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Vicki and Scott MacLean and Susan Spurling, all of Elizabethton; a son, A.R. Curtis III, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth P. O'Dowd and her husband Robert, Timothy B. Tipton, Morgan C. Ratliff, Melanie C. Ratliff, Andrew R. Curtis IV, Michael C. Ratliff and Miles C. Ratliff; a great-granddaughter, Ashleigh T. O'Dowd; and a sister, Frances Young, Knoxville. One niece and one nephew also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CURTIS -- Memorial services for Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Andrew R. Curtis Jr., 728 Fairway Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Frank Cooper IV officiating. Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be J.R. Stanley, Howell Cooke, John Medford, Dr. Charles Cole, the Very Rev. Chris Epperson, and his many friends too numerous to mention. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Curtis to St. John Episcopal Church, 500 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. It was his wish to be cremated. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Curtis Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jeffrey L. Fillers

   Jeffrey L. "Dewey" Fillers, 35, 115 Hardin Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at his residence 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

Fannie Nidiffer

   Fannie Nidiffer, 86, of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care 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

Roy L. Shaw

   Roy L. Shaw, 72, 180 Bill Lewis Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Shaw was a native of Washington County and had lived in Carter County for the last 30 years. He was the son of the late J.B. and Queen Elizabeth Milhorn Shaw and was also preceded in death by his wife, Norma Krohn Shaw, July 27, 1985, a sister, Lois Hope Pope, and two brothers, B.J. Shaw and James Shaw.
   Mr. Shaw was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired Sgt. First Class from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service and served in the Korean Conflict. He was also a retired lab technician from Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joette and Alvin Nelson, Maryville; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Barbara "Babbie" Shaw, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Teruko Shaw, Butler; five grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and Melissa Shaw, Elizabethton, Chad and Deidra Rose, Knoxville, Amy and Ron Llano of New Jersey, Joshua and Dana Rose of Nebraska, and Scott Rose, Maryville; two great-grandchildren, Stefen Stuttles and Adrianna Llano, both of New Jersey; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, C.H. and Margie Lewis and Iva Lee "Maw" Estes, all of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   SHAW -- Funeral services for Roy L. Shaw, 72, 180 Bill Lewis Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Mr. Elmer Anderson, minister, and the Rev. James Richardson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with full military honors to be accorded by the U.S. Army Honor Guard from Fort Campbell, Ky. Active pallbearers will be Chance Boling, Robert Calloway, Jim Bowling, Billy Jack Collins, David Nichols, Jason Smith, Jack Buckles, Mike Ensor and Kenneth Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be George Miller, David Garland, Anthony Shaw, Howard and Pat Campbell, Dean and Judy Williams, members of the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department, members of the Elizabethton Police Department, relatives, friends and neighbors, Dr. Phillip W. Gilmer and Staff, Ronnie Nave, Luther Deloach and Jack Collins. 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 from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Barbara Shaw, 172 Bill Lewis Road, Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Packy Fair, 114 Herbert Taylor Lane, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

April 23, 2002

Oris D. Hyder

   Judge Oris D. Hyder, 82, 112 Barberry Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Judge Hyder was a native of Milligan College and a son of the late Professor Sam Jack Hyder and Mrs. Mary Thomas Hyder. He was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Exum Hyder, and a sister, Nelta Hyder Warnock.
   Judge Hyder attended the Training School at East Tennessee State College and graduated from Science Hill High School in 1937. He earned a bachelor's degree from Milligan College in 1941 and a law degree from Vanderbilt University's School of Law in 1948. He also was a graduate of the National College of State Trial Judges and the Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South.
   He served in the Army Air Corps as an air navigational instructor during World War II and achieved the rank of captain. He continued as an Air Force reservist with Selective Service Flight "T" and retired as a colonel in 1984. He returned to Johnson City after law school and served as Clerk and Master of Washington County from 1948-50. He engaged in private law practice from 1950-58 and served as city judge of Johnson City beginning in 1952. He was elected Criminal Court Judge of the First Judicial District in 1958 and a second term in 1966. He was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals from 1969-70. After leaving the bench, he was president and chairman of the board of First People's Bank and later served as a substitute judge.
   Judge Hyder was a member of the Tennessee Judicial Conference from 1958, having served as its president in 1969. He also had served on the Tennessee Bar Association Board.
   He served as director and president of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce; president of the United Way; president of the Salvation Army Advisory Board; president of the Senior Citizens Advisory Board and its Foundation; and member and past president of the Kiwanis Club. He also served on the Johnson City/Washington County Industrial Board; the Johnson City Medical Center Board of Directors; the Washington County Republican Party Executive Committee and the Hurtsleigh Club.
   Judge Hyder was a founding member of the Institute for Continued Learning at East Tennessee State University, having served as its president in 1995. He was named Young Man of the Year by the Johnson City Junior chamber of Commerce in 1953.
   He was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church, having served as a member of the Vestry, senior warden, layreader and member of the choir. He had served on various church committees and as a delegate to several deacon conventions. He served the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee as a member of the Bishop and Council, parliamentarian and vice chancellor. He was a past president of the Episcopal Laymen of Tennessee.
   Survivors include his wife, Margaret McKinney Hyder; a son, Michael Oris Hyder, Johnson City; two daughters, Patricia Hyder OBrion, Richmond, Va., and Mary Colin Hyder Santos, Lynchburg, Va.; and two sisters, Carsie Hyder Lodter, Johnson City, and Aline Hyder Hardwick, Bristol. Six grandchildren also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HYDER -- A memorial service for Oris D. Hyder, 82, 112 Barberry Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, April 21, 2002, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, at St. John's Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service. Graveside services will follow at the National Cemetery at Mountain Home with the Rev. Frank Cooper officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 500 Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City.

James E. Milhorn

   KINGSTON -- James Earl Milhorn, 79, of Kingston, died Sunday, April 21, 2002.
   Mr. Milhorn was a veteran of World War II, having fought at Pearl Harbor. He was a member and usher of First Baptist Church of Kingston and was also a member of Union Masonic Lodge #38.
   Mr. Milhorn was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Hattie Milhorn, and three brothers, Herbert, Paul and Harold Milhorn.
   Survivors include his wife, Julia Jones Milhorn, Kingston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy M. and Curtis Griffis and Janie and Van Hughes, all of Kingston; three grandchildren, Adam Griffis, Eric Hughes and Shane Hughes; four brothers, R.H. Milhorn and Wylie Milhorn, both of Johnson City, Bill Milhorn and Tom Milhorn, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Arrangements by Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, (865) 376-6531. www.kykerfuneralhome.com
  
   MILHORN -- Funeral services for James Earl Milhorn, 79, of Kingston, who died Sunday, April 21, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, from the Kyker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Graves officiating, followed by a Masonic Memorial Service. Interment will be at 12 noon Wednesday, April 24, at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association; Knoxville Hospice; or the First Baptist Church of Kingston. A very special "thank you" to Tony and Carolyn Jones and Masonic Lodge #38. Arrangements by Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, (865) 376-6531. www.kykerfuneralhome.com

Elizabeth C. Morgan

   Elizabeth Charles Morgan, 87, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Wexford House in Kingsport.
   Mrs. Morgan was a native of Bristol, Va., and a daughter of the late R. Paul and Emma Clyce Charles. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond W. Morgan.
   Mrs. Morgan had lived in Elizabethton for 42 years prior to moving to Kingsport. She was a graduate of Bristol Virginia High School, attended Virginia Interment College, was a graduate of Radford University, and taught Home Economics in Lee County, Va. She served as a WAC in World War II. She was of the Presbyterian faith.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Susan Morgan Owenby and Walter Owenby, Kingsport; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Frances Charles, Bristol, Va.; and two stepgrandchildren, Mary and Stephen Owenby.
   Arrangements especially for Mrs. Morgan have been made through Blevins Funeral Home, 417 Lee Street, Bristol, Va., (540) 669-6141.
  
   MORGAN -- Funeral services for Elizabeth Charles Morgan, 87, of Kingsport, who died Monday, April 22, 2002, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Chapel of Memories in Mountain View Cemetery with Dr. Frank Crawford officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at Mountain View and at the home of Susan Morgan Owenby, 5149 Spring Hill Drive, Kingsport, after 7 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Carter County Emergency Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644 or to the Elizabethton Public Library, 201 North Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail to blevins@funeral-plans.com. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Morgan have been made through Blevins Funeral Home.

Roy Shaw

   Roy Shaw, 180 Bill Lewis Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 23, 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

April 22, 2002

Betsy A. Bare

  
Mrs. Betsy Ann Bare, 88, 912 Oak Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Mitchell Hollingsworth Nursing Center, Florence, Ala.
   Mrs. Bare was a native of West Jefferson, N.C., and a daughter of the late Barnett V. and Mary Ann Bare Kelley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arley Bare; a son, Phillip Edmond Bare, November 20, 1997; four sisters, Nell Bare, Fannie Jessie, Josephine Ray and Eveleah Davis; and three brothers, Coy Kelley, Lloyd Kelley and Robert Kelley
   Mrs. Bare had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a Charter Member of Oak Street Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two granddaughters, Caroline Ballard, Tuscumbia, Ala., and Betsy Orandle, Germantown, Tenn.; a grandson, Phillip Aaron Bare, Scottsboro, Ala., four great-grandchildren, Alex Bare, Andrew Bare, Justin Ballard and Zoe Ann Orandle; and her daughter-in-law, Geraldine Bare, Florence, Ala. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BARE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Betsy Ann Bare, 88, 912 Oak Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Florence, Ala., will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Oak Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich and the Rev. Bob Polk officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Monday and also at Memorial Funeral Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Phillip Aaron Bare, David Kelley, Wayne Kelley, Doug Ray, David Ray, Daryl Ballard, Rick Orandle and John Kelley. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Oak Street Baptist Church. 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 Bare Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Minnie B. Bullock

   Mrs. Minnie B. Bullock, 74, 114 Terrace Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Bullock was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John Morrell and Eva Lewis Blevins. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ama and Margaret Whaley, and seven brothers, Beryl, Bill, Paul, Lynn, Bob, Lewis and Elbert Blevins.
   Mrs. Bullock was a retired employee of Blue Ridge Fabricators. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include her husband, Walter T. Bullock; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel K. and Doris Bullock, Hampton; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Margaret Blevins, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Maude Foley, Arlington, Va.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BULLOCK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie B. Bullock, 74, 114 Terrace Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 20, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, will be Bobby Ward, Phillip Ramsey, Roger Lewis, Justin Lewis, Eldon White, Terry Hodge, Bobby Stout and Steve Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be all her nephews, her friends and neighbors, Dr. Robert Allen and Holland Morelock. A special "Thank You" to the staff of Hospice and her caregivers, Betty Hinkle and Annette Matherly. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Bullock Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

John F. VanHuss Jr.

   John Frank VanHuss Jr., 60, 148 Unaka View Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. VanHuss was a native of Carter County and a son of Helen Roe VanHuss, 1908 State Line Road, Elizabethton, and the late John Frank VanHuss Sr.
   Mr. VanHuss was a 1959 graduate of Hampton High School. He was a retired employee of Tennessee Eastman after 33 years of service. He was a member of the Erwin Elks Club and had served on the Elizabethton Twins Baseball Committee. He was an avid golfer and bowler.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era and a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church, where he served as an usher.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Barbara White VanHuss; a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Kacey Hambrick, Knoxville; a brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Doris VanHuss, Blountville; a grandson, Cole Hambrick; and a nephew, Jacob VanHuss, Murfreesboro.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   VANHUSS -- Funeral services for John Frank VanHuss Jr., 60, 148 Unaka View Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, April 21, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Pinecrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Best officiating. A Eulogy will be given by Harvey Anderson. Music will be provided by the church choir, Ginger Dalton, organist, and Kristen Geros, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday and also at Memorial Funeral Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Frank Whitson, Harvey Anderson, Joe Farrell, Howard Matherly, Richard Edens, Wayne Bailey, Charlie Bayless and Edsel Perkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Coolidge Johnson, Bob Blevins, Ernie Cook, Kenneth Bristol, Kent Hyder, John Wilson, Dick VanHuss, Harold VanHuss, Cecil Clark, his church family, the church family of Valley Forge United Methodist Church, members of the Elizabethton Twins Baseball Committee, his neighbors and members of his golf and bowling leagues. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pinecrest Baptist Church. Friends may also call at his residence. 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 VanHuss Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 21, 2002

Betsy A. Bare

  
Mrs. Betsy Ann Bare, 88, 912 Oak St., Elizabethton, died Friday, April 19, 2002, in the Mitchell Hollingsworth Nursing Center, Florence, Ala.
   A West Jefferson, N.C., native, she was a daughter of the late Barnett V. and Mary Ann Bare Kelley. She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arley Bare, a son, Phillip Edmond Bare, Nov. 20, 1997, by four sisters, Nell Bare, Fannie Jessie, Josephine Ray and Eveleah Davis, and by three brothers, Coy Kelley, Lloyd Kelley and Robert Kelley
   Mrs. Bare was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two granddaughters, Caroline Ballard, Tuscumbia, Ala., and Betsy Orandle, Germantown, Tenn., one grandson, Phillip Aaron Bare, Scottsboro, Ala., four great-grandchildren, Alex Bare, Andrew Bare, Justin Ballard and Zoe Ann Orandle, her daughter-in-law, Geraldine Bare, Florence, Ala., and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BARE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Betsy Ann Bare, 88, 912 Oak St., Elizabethton, who died Friday in Florence, Ala., will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the Oak Street Baptist Church, with the Revs. Bruce Hendrich and Bob Polk officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. The church choir will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Monday and also at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Phillip Aaron Bare, David Kelley, Wayne Kelley, Doug Ray, David Ray, Daryl Ballard, Rick Orandle and John Kelley. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Monday in the Oak Street Baptist Church. 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 Bare family at mfc@chartertn.net.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Minnie Bullock

   Mrs. Minnie Bullock, 74, 114 Terrace St., Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles J. Ward Jr.

   Charles Jay Ward Jr., 69, 258 Spring Run Road, Crescent, Pa., died Friday, April 19, 2002, at his home following a brief illness.
   Mr. Ward was born March 20, 1933, in Butler and was the son of the late Charles Burton and Opal Tilley Ward. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chris Smith.
   Mr. Ward had been a resident of Crescent the past 40 years. He had been employed at Colonial Chrysler in Beaver, Pa., and was a member of Freedom Nazarene Church in Freedom, Pa. He was a member of the American Legion in Monaca, Pa., and had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Gay Henderson Ward; two sons, Darrell J. Ward, Johnson City, and Charles F. Ward, Bristol; three daughters, Monica Fossett, Monaca, Pa., Dawn Ward, Fair Oaks, Pa., and Terri Durbin, Wampum, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Dustin, Shawna, Stephanie, Chad, Calvin, Tara, Jessica, Melissa and Brian; two great-grandchildren, Frankie and Devin; two brothers, Carl Ward, Jonesborough, and Darrell Ward, Butler; two sisters, Ruth Carden and Maebelle Hicks, both of Hampton; and one aunt, Inez Ward, Darlington, Pa. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Friends will be received Sunday, April 21, from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m., and on Monday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until the service time at 11 a.m. at Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver, Pa., with his cousin, the Rev. Burl Ward, officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Freedom, Pa.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton.

April 19, 2002

Richard L. Biegler

   Richard Lee Biegler, 62, of Huntsville, died Friday, April 12, 2002.
   Mr. Biegler was retired from Chrysler.
   Survivors include his wife, Judy E. Biegler; a daughter, Beth Hines of Hoover; a son, Richard S. Biegler of Homewood; his mother, Agnes Biegler of Elizabethton; a sister, Karen Wilson of Elizabethton; and three grandchildren.
   Funeral and interment was held Monday.
   Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.

E. Flora Oliver

   Mrs. E. Flora Oliver, 81, 609 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Hillview Health Center.
   Mrs. Oliver was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Johnny and Dora Hurley Dugger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Oliver.
   Mrs. Oliver had been employed at several restaurants in town, including Dino's Restaurant. She was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Wanda and Bob Proffitt, Johnson City, Juanita Turner, Ina and Don Tribble and Vearlean and James Lewis, all of Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ray Junior and Sheryl Garland and Ronnie Garland, all of Elizabethton; four sisters, Evadean Markland and Beatrice Cole, both of Elizabethton, Pearl Edwards, Johnson City, and Cleta Mae Edwards, Lenoir, N.C.; and a brother, Chalmers Dugger, Elizabethton. Thirteen grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   OLIVER -- Graveside services for Mrs. E. Flora Oliver, 81, 609 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 18, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Saturday, will be Joey Proffitt, Rodney Ford, Chad Garland, Phillip Garland, Jim Lewis and Keith Edwards. The family would like to send a special "Thank You" to the staff and employees of Hillview Health Center. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Oliver Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Zillah B. Taylor

   Mrs. Zillah B. Taylor, 89, 2209 Hillrise Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Willie and Lizze Hammet Meredith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hobert C. Taylor, in 1959, a sister, Sally Dossett, and two brothers, Ira and Elbert Meredith.
   Mrs. Taylor was a Charter Member and the Oldest Member of Gap Creek Christian Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bryan Burleson, Elizabethton; two sisters, Marie Jones, Kingsport, and Jeanette Gibson, Oak Ridge; three grandchildren, Richard C. Burleson, Keith Burleson and Cindy Robinson; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Lucille Meredith, Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Mrs. Zillah B. Taylor, 89, 2209 Hillrise Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. David Slayton and Mr. Roy Hampton, ministers, officiating. Music will be provided by Bobby McGee. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Taylor Cemetery, Bob Taylor Road, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, will be Anthony Lyons, Tony Meredith, Joe Taylor, Randy Gibson, Mike Jones and Mark Edens. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Gap Creek Christian Church, members of Buffalo Valley Christian Church and employees of Pine Ridge Care Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bryan Burleson, 2209 Hillrise Avenue, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Taylor to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644 or to the Veteran's Memorial Fund, c/o City Finance Director, 136 S. Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Taylor Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 18, 2002

Lona A. Grubb

   CARETTA, W. Va. -- Lona A. Grubb, 86, of Caretta, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Welch Community Hospital.
   Born July 27, 1915, in Tip Top, Va., she was the daughter of the late James and Nora Baldwin Shelton.
   Mrs. Grubb was a resident of Caretta the greater part of her life. She was a member of the Jesus Church at No. 3 Bartley.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William G. "Billy" Silvers; two sisters, Lillian Clippard and Catherine Dotson; two brothers, Howard Davis and Cecil "Pete" Shelton; and a great-grandson, Randall Patterson Jr.
   Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Harry Grubb, Caretta; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Mae Quesenberry, Charlottesville, Va.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Gay and Roy Marcus, Spartanburg, S.C., Ann and Hubert Patterson, Caretta, and Shirley Blankenship, of the home; a sister, Virginia Brooks, Bartley; two brothers, Glen Davis and Eugene Davis, both of Elizabethton, Tenn.; six grandsons, Curtis and Teddy Silvers, Harold, Randy and Cecil Patterson and Mark Blankenship; three granddaughters, Regina Wilbanks, Lona Mosko and Melia Atwell; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; special friends, Lucille Kirby and Rhonda Mullins; and a host of friends.
   Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday, April 19, from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in War. Interment will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday.
   Fanning Funeral Home, War, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

P. Gene McInturff

   P. Gene McInturff, 60, 122 Gilmon McInturff Road, Unicoi, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. McInturff was a native of Unicoi County and the son of Willie Mae Tipton McInturff, Unicoi, and the late Gilmon T. McInturff.
   Mr. McInturff was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Unicoi, where he served as a Trustee. He was a 25-year employee of Tennessee Eastman Company, having served as a security patroller, retiring in November 2001. He enjoyed farming and camping.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, P. Jean Parlier McInturff, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Shelia McInturff Dulaney and Nick Dulaney, Jonesborough, and Tammy J. McInturff, Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Bernice McInturff Williams, Unicoi; two brothers, Troy T. McInturff, Watauga, and Wayne H. McInturff, Unicoi; and a grandson, Joshua Dulaney, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   McINTURFF -- Funeral services for P. Gene McInturff, 60, 122 Gilmon McInturff Road, Unicoi, who died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Tetrick Funeral Services, Sunrise Chapel, Johnson City, with the Rev. Paul Ault and the Rev. Steven Miller officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Master's Voices. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, at McInturff Cemetery in Unicoi. Active pallbearers will be Ralph Tipton, Daniel Honeycutt, Donnie Bassinger, Harold McInturff, Philip Peters, Mark Peters, Ian Bradley and Michael Bradley. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Page, Bobby McAmis, Nathan McInturff, Eddie Fletcher and Danny Garrison. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Services, Sunrise Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 122 Gilmon McInturff Road, Unicoi, at any time. Condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to tetrickjc@funeral-plans.com. Arrangements especially for Mr. McInturff have been made through Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City.

L.C. Moss

   L.C. Moss, 83, of Asbury Center, Johnson City, formerly of 100 West H. Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Moss was a native of Russellville, Ky., and had resided in Elizabethton most of his life. He was the son of the late Lexie C. and Ruth Davis Moss and was also preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Long Moss, in December 2000.
   Mr. Moss was a former salesman and business owner. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton, where he had served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM.
   Survivors include a son, Lexie Moss, Lake Mary, Fla.; three daughters, Amelia Travis, Atlanta, Ga., Roma Anderson, Saint Clair, Mich., and Melody McMillan, Juno Beach, Fla.; a sister, Betty Simmons, Russellville, Ky.; three nephews, Elvis Simmons, Mayfield, Ky., Jerry Simmons, Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Donnie Sturgill, Los Angeles, Calif.; and two nieces, Eleanor Hampton, Elizabethton, and Pat Mossman, Tennecula, Calif. Twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   MOSS -- Funeral services for L.C. Moss, 83, of Asbury Center, Johnson City, formerly of 100 West H. Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, at First Baptist Church of Elizabethton with the Rev. Brent Seals and the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Music will be by David Arney, organist, June Gouge, pianist, and Roger Jenkins, soloist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park with a Masonic Service conducted by the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238. Active pallbearers will be Lexie Moss IV, Jacob McMillan, Michael McMillan, Mike McMillan, Douglas Rooker, Frank Schaff, Tyler Travis, Richmond McCloud, Major Trane McCloud and Carl Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Nunley, Bill Broome, Carroll Broome, Horace Broome, Ed Alexander, Floyd Bowers, Dean Perry, Randall Birchfield, Willie Church and Dave Walker. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence of Martha Harvey, 116 West F. Street, Elizabethton, at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 212 East F. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Eunice F. Oliver

   Mrs. Eunice Flora Oliver, 81, Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton, died there Thursday, April 18, 2002.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Christopher R. Shirley

   Christopher Ryan Shirley, infant son of John Marion and Dina Yvonne Roberts Shirley, 2233 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Hannah Nicole Shirley, of the home.
   Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com.
   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

Zilliah M. Taylor

   Mrs. Zilliah Meredith Taylor, 89, 2209 Hillrise Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

April 17, 2002

Billy W. Franks

   Billy Wade Franks, 52, of Old Shiloh Road, Greeneville, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
   Mr. Franks was a Senior Account Director for Alcatel USA (formerly ITT), a member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a First Degree Mason in the Mosheim Masonic Lodge #463 F&AM. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam Conflict.
   Mr. Franks was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Butler Franks, and an infant brother.
   Survivors include his wife, Trish "Sadie" Starnes Franks; his father and stepmother, Billy Wade Franks Sr. and Wylodean Franks, Savannah, Tenn.; a stepsister and stepbrother-in-law, Shirley and Ronnie Bevels, Nashville; a special uncle and aunt, James and Myrtle Briley, Adamsville, Tenn.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Delores and Pete Heracklis, Concord, N.C.; and many special friends.
   Rose Hill Funeral Home, Greeneville, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FRANKS -- Funeral services for Billy Wade Franks, 52, of Old Shiloh Road, Greeneville, who died Monday, April 15, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Entombment will follow in the Franks Family Mausoleum in Shiloh Cemetery with the Rev. Jonathan Richey and the Rev. Don Alexander officiating. VFW Post #1990 and American Legion Post #64 along with Mosheim Masonic Lodge #463 F&AM will conduct services at the mausoleum. Active pallbearers will be Chuck Davidson, Joe Morton, John Price, Russell "Rusty" Mays, Jeff Lewis and Mike Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of McCloud Cancer Center and our prayer warriors at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Franks will be moved to the church to lie in state for one hour preceding the funeral services. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Rose Hill Funeral Home, Greeneville, is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Louise Kent

KENT -- Funeral services for Wanda Louise Kent, 62, 508 Bryant Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, April 14, 2002, in Hawthorne, Fla., will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bud Malone and the Rev. Roy Adkins officiating. Music will be provided by Patsy Childress, Sammy Oxendine and the Sounds of Victory. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, in the McKinney Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be Ray Davis, William Day, James Cox, Tom Oxendine, Sam Oxendine and Chris Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be James C. Crowe, Randall Day, Dr. Todd Whitaker and his Staff, the Staff of NHC Home Care, David Estep, Norman Markland, Terry King, Paul Waters, Perry Fridley, Paul Humphreys, Jimmy Adkins and her special friend, Hattie Day. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Pamlea Crosby and William Day, of the home, Kimberly and Ray Davis, Hampton, Wanda Rae and Perry Fridley, Ocala, Fla., and Donna Kay and Paul Humphreys, Atlanta, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory Lynn and Judy Crowe, Elizabethton; and four brothers, Sam Oxendine, Belmont, N.C., John Oxendine, Raymond Oxendine and Tom Oxendine, all of Elizabethton. Ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Kent Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia V. Odom

   KINGSPORT -- Virginia "Jenny" Venable Odom died Sunday, April 14, 2002.
   Mrs. Odom was born in Scott County, Va., to the late Walter E. Venable Sr. and Effie Hurd Venable. She was also preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Odom, in 1988, a sister, Nell Venable Carter, and two brothers, Ralph and Walter E. Venable Jr.
   Mrs. Odom was formerly of Gate City, Va., and had lived in the Colonial Heights area for the last several years. She was one of the original members of the Good News Quartet and had been with the quartet for 30 years. Jenny and T.J. also founded and operated 20th Century Coach Company until 1989.
   Mrs. Odom was formerly employed by Tennessee Eastman Company. She was a charter member of West End Baptist Church, Gate City, Va., and attended Victory Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Sam Smith, Kingsport; a foster son, Jason V. Odom, of North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Marie Venable, Gate City, Va.; two special friends, Judy Harrison, Greeneville, and Linda Goins, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Samantha and Tanner Smith; a special niece, Barbara Spears, and her husband, Gary; a niece, Mrs. Jerry (Linda) Chase; and four nephews, Jerry Venable, Ronnie Venable, Richard Venable and Walter Allen Carter.
   Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ODOM -- Funeral services for Virginia "Jenny" Venable Odom, of Kingsport, who went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, April 14, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J.W. Depew, the Rev. Harold Hawkins, the Rev. Larry Morelock and the Rev. Wrightly Salling officiating. Music will be provided by Sincerity. Interment will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va. Active pallbearers will be Richard Venable, Ronnie Venable, Jerry Venable, James "Cotton" Hensley, Jerry Smith, Keith McConnell, Dr. Bill Hudson and Dr. Arthur "Bud" Wyker. Honorary pallbearers will be all former members of the Good News Quartet. The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home. Mrs. Odom was a very special lady, mom, grandmaw (Gin) and was loved by all who met her. Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel C. Peters

   Mrs. Mabel Clara Peters, 85, 141 Plazz Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Peters was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late C.J. and Lillie Gilbert Byers. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Earl Edward Peters and Bobby Joe Peters; a granddaughter, Tonya Slagle; four brothers, Garfield Byers, Paul Byers, Clyde Byers and Frank Byers; and five sisters, Pauline Byers, Kate Byers, Mary Myrtle Mathes, Ola Mae Trivette and Minnie Lee Doughtery.
   Mrs. Peters had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Clyde Robert Peters, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Pauline and Lynn Holland and Jean and Stacy Rash, all of Johnson City, and Virginia and Lewis Hulse, Jonesborough; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie Ray and Brenda Slemp Peters, Gray, and Freddie Wayne and Brenda Gregg Peters, Johnson City; and a sister, Bonnie Hamilton, Johnson City. Eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PETERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Clara Peters, 85, 141 Plazz Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 15, 2002, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bobby Stout and Mr. Gordon Holland officiating. Music will be provided by The Harvey Family and Tawana Holland. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Moulton, Dr. Collier Jordan, Dr. Mark Chang, Dr. Harold Alison, Dr. David Freeman, Dr. Poret, Carl Murphy, Bill Baumgardner and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. 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 Peters Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 16, 2002

Edythe S. Kyte

   Edythe Shell Kyte, 85, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 13, 2002.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Brenda and Donald Wilcox, Goochland, Va., and Sandy Kyte, Richmond, Va.; a son, Jeff Kyte, Elizabethton; and a sister, Mildred Pritchard, Elizabethton. Ten grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, at Gum Springs United Methodist Church, 35 Church Lane, Gum Springs, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, Va., 23060.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Mabel B. Peters

   Mrs. Mabel Byers Peters, 85, 141 Plazz Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Veva C. Whisnant

   Mrs. Veva C. Whisnant, 92, of Shelby, N.C., died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Lake Forrest Nursing Center.
   Survivors include two sons, including Charles "Bud" Whisnant of Hampton, and two daughters.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Polkville United Methodist Church, Polkville, N.C., with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the funeral service in the fellowship hall of the church.
   Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home, Shelby, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.
  

April 15, 2002

Wanda L. Kent

   Wanda Louise Kent, 62, 508 Bryant Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, while visiting friends in Hawthorne, Fla.
   Ms. Kent was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William Edward and Annie Lee Sims Oxendine. She was also preceded in death by a son, Tommy Allen Crowe, a grandson, Gregory Adam Crowe, and a brother, Dan Oxendine.
   Ms. Kent was a member of East Fair View Free Will Baptist Church and also attended the Word of Life Church of God.
   Survivors include four daughters, Pamelia Crosby, of the home, Kimberly Davis, Hampton, Wanda Rae Fridley, Ocala, Fla., and Donna Kay Humphreys, Atlanta, Ga.; a son, Gregory Lynn Crowe, Elizabethton; and four brothers, Sam Oxendine, Belmont, N.C., John Oxendine, Raymond Oxendine and Tom Oxendine, all of Elizabethton. Ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   The body will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and interment. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.