May 14, 2002

Ramon Ashley


   Ramon Ashley, 82, formerly of 171 Walnut Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Erwin Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Ashley was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Jim and Harriett Grindstaff Ashley. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ben Ashley, and three sisters, Nora Hodge, Martha Hamby and Elizabeth Campbell.
   Mr. Ashley was a retired farmer.
   Survivors include a son, Ray Ashley, and a sister, Annie Potter, Roan Mountain; a brother, Jim Ashley, 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
  
   ASHLEY -- Funeral services for Ramon Ashley, 82, formerly of 171 Walnut Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, May 11, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Interment will follow the services at Isaacs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robert Dugger, Danny Ray Potter, Charlie Potter, Scottie Potter, Tony Lee Potter and Dean Jones. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of his sister, Annie Potter, 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.

Tankie M. Davis

   Mrs. Tankie Mae Taylor Davis, 74, 116 Horseshoe Drive, Johnson City, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Davis was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Edward and Easter Lowe Taylor. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Paxton, Guy and Elwood Taylor, and two sisters, Lizzie and Vergie Taylor.
   Mrs. Davis was a retired employee of Jiffy Cleaners. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Dean Roberts, Johnson City; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Regina and Brad Rambo, Jonesborough; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Michael and Donna Roberts, Elizabethton; and five great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Grace, Jacob and Joshua Rambo (triplets), and Krisley and Kaitlyn Roberts. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DAVIS -- Graveside services for Mrs. Tankie Mae Taylor Davis, 74, 116 Horseshoe Drive, Johnson City, who died Sunday, May 12, 2002, will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday, May 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Curtis Hurt officiating. Interment will follow the service. Music will be provided by Jackie Phillips. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Michael Roberts, Brad Rambo, Bobby Clifton, Dean Blevins, Leroy Oliver and W.C. Rasnick. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Dean Roberts, 121 Horseshoe Drive, Johnson City. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Davis to the Veterans Memorial Fund, c/o City Finance Director, 136 S. Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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 Davis Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Loretta Deadrick

   Mrs. Loretta Deadrick, 60, 180 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Deadrick was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Howard and Lorene Simerly Carver.
   Mrs. Deadrick was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Roan Mountain.
   Survivors include her husband, Byrd F. Deadrick Jr.; two daughters, Lorie Ann Burleson and Mary Sue Deadrick, both of Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Lois Carver, Elizabethton; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Byrd Sr. and Mary Deadrick, Jonesborough; a sister-in-law, Beverly Deadrick, Johnson City; a brother-in-law, Tom Deadrick, Morristown; and a granddaughter, Sabrena Dawn Burleson, Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DEADRICK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Loretta Deadrick, 60, 180 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, May 12, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Victory Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, with Pastor Jerry Honeycutt and the Rev. Clarence Stanfield officiating. Music will be provided by the Jack Jones Family. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Simerly Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday, will be Jerry Tipton, Rick Ingram, Rudy Campbell, Mike Mills, Ronnie Townsend, Wade Tolley, Chad Tipton and Johnny Palmer. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Guinn, Paul Smith, Robert Perkins, Reece Carver, Robert Simerly and John Paul Mathes. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Deadrick Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy K. Henegar

   Dorothy K. Henegar, 72, 523 Dru Lane, Johnson City, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Asbury Center.
   Mrs. Henegar was a native of Dante, Va., and a daughter of the late Gus James and Alice Sewrett James. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George E. Henegar, November 26, 1997, and a brother, Jimmy James.
   Mrs. Henegar had lived in Johnson City for 17 years and was a former resident of Marion, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of Tyler Street Mission.
   Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Muratore, Johnson City; a brother, Stanley James, Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Williams, Marion, Ohio, and Faye Fleeharty, Shreve, Ohio; two grandchildren, Vickie (Joe) Muratore-Hilton, Elizabethton, and Tracey (Tim) Muratore-Fox, Bluff City; a great-granddaughter, Jordan R. Muratore; and four step-great-grandchildren, Courtney and Nakissa White and Cody and Ashley Hilton.
   Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, Ohio, (740) 382-3392, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HENEGAR -- Funeral services for Dorothy K. Henegar, 72, 523 Dru Lane, Johnson City, who died Saturday, May 11, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Boyd Funeral Home with the Rev. Edgar Layne officiating. Interment will follow at Grand Prairie Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Tyler Street Mission. Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, Ohio, (740) 382-3392, is in charge of arrangements.

Sheila D. Holtsclaw

   Sheila Diane Holtsclaw, 43, 116 Spring Drive, Johnson City, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Holtsclaw was a native of Washington County. She was preceded in death by a stepson, Marshall Dale Holtsclaw.
   Mrs. Holtsclaw was employed by A.R.C. of Washington County. She was a member of Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Roman Holtsclaw; a daughter, Casey Holtsclaw, Johnson City; a step-son, Michael Holtsclaw, Johnson City; her father, Bobby Sheets, of North Carolina; her mother and stepfather, Lucille and Fate Blankenship, Telford; three brothers, Bobby Sheets, Johnson City, Danny Adams and David Adams, both of Telford; two stepsisters, Helen Mathis, Johnson City, and Teresa Cooke, Jonesborough; a stepbrother, Darrell Blankenship, of Romania; and four grandchildren, Hayden Holtsclaw, Joshua Holt, Jessica Holt and Tabitha Holt. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
     
   HOLTSCLAW -- Funeral services for Sheila Diane Holtsclaw, 43, 116 Spring Drive, Johnson City, who died Sunday, May 12, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church, 1445 King Springs Road, Johnson City, with the Rev. Bob Davis officiating. Music will be provided by the Brewer Family. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Holtsclaw Family Cemetery, Hampton. Pallbearers will be selected from the men of Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church, family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Harold M. Malone

   Harold Matthew Malone, 69, 709 Maple Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Malone was a native of Bluff City and a son of the late Fred and Cornelia Carr Malone. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Herman Malone.
   Mr. Malone had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. He was retired from Carter County Motors where he detailed cars. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Annalee Britt Malone; two daughters, Diane Moretz and Marlene Harmon, both of Elizabethton; two sons, Keith Malone, Elizabethton, and Robbie Malone, Jonesborough; two brothers, Eugene Malone, Elizabethton, and T.F. Malone, Piney Flats; a sister, Allie McInturff, Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four special friends, Ruth Crow, Whitney and Christian and Glenda Malone.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MALONE -- Funeral services for Harold Matthew Malone, 69, 709 Maple Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 13, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. C.W. Snodgrass officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tommy Lyons, David Nidiffer and family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Malone Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Taylor

   Raymond Taylor, 67, 141 Dawn Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Sara L. Williams

   Sara Ledford Williams, Erwin Health Care, Erwin, died there Monday, May 13, 2002.
   Mrs. Williams was a native of Glen Ayre, N.C., and a daughter of the late Abe and Mary Briggs Ledford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jim Williams, and by several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Williams had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post #2166.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Floyd Estep, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Brenda Williams, Johnson City; three grandchildren, Tammy Pierce and her husband Steve, Elizabethton, Teresa Edwards and her husband, Mike, Lexington, S.C., and Jammie Bost and her husband, Dereck, Salisbury, N.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Chris and Melanie Edwards, Lexington, S.C., Daniel Burchett and Stephanie Pierce, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sara Ledford Williams, Erwin Health Care, formerly of 100 Hawk Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 13, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Millard Fitzsimmons officiating. Entombment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be Jack Tester, Tom Campbell, Roger Ledford, Dave Campbell, Danny Ralph Williams and Richard Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Edwards, Daniel Burchett, Mike Edwards, Steve Pierce, Ray Burchett, Dr. David Fenner, Norman Gouge, Dr. J.W. Collinger Jr., Alice Rogers, employees of the Erwin Health Care A.D. Unit and the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post #2166. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Floyd Estep, 610 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton, or at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Brenda Williams, 1740 Nathaniel Drive, West Gate Apartments No. 28, Johnson City. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to go the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Williams Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 13, 2002

Raymon Ashley

   Raymon Ashley, 82, formerly of Buck Mountain, Tenn., died Saturday, May 11, 2002, in the Erwin Health Care Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Tankie T. Davis

  
Mrs. Tankie Mae Taylor Davis, 74, 116 Horseshoe Dr., Johnson City, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at her residence.
   A Carter County native, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Easter Lowe Taylor. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Paxton, Guy and Elwood Taylor, and by two sisters, Lizzie and Vergie Taylor.
   Mrs. Davis was a retired employee of Jiffy Cleaners. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Dean Roberts, Johnson City, a granddaughter and her husband, Regina and Brad Rambo, Jonesborough, a grandson and his wife, Michael and Donna Roberts, Elizabethton, five great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Grace, Jacob and Joshua Rambo (triplets), and Krisley and Kaitlyn Roberts, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Zelda Deadrick

  
Mrs. Zelda Deadrick, 60, 180 Simerly Creek, Rd., Hampton, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sheila D. Holtsclaw

  
Sheila Diane Holtsclaw, 43, 116 Spring Dr., Johnson City, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Holtsclaw was a Washington County native. She was preceded in death by a step-son, Marshall Dale Holtsclaw.
   Mrs. Holtsclaw was employed by A.R.C. of Washington County. She was a member of Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Roman Holtsclaw, a daughter, Casey Holtsclaw, Johnson City, a step-son, Michael Holtsclaw, Johnson City, her father, Bobby Sheets of North Carolina, her mother and step-father, Lucille and Fate Blankenship, Telford, three brothers, Bobby Sheets, Johnson City, Danny Adams and David Adams, both of Telford, two step-sisters, Helen Mathis, Johnson City, and Teresa Cooke, Jonesborough, one step-brother, Darrell Blankenship, Romania, four grandchildren, Hayden Holtsclaw, Joshua Holt, Jessica Holt and Tabitha Holt, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HOLTSCLAW _ Funeral services for Sheila Diane Holtsclaw, 43, 116 Spring Dr., Johnson City, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church, 1445 King Springs Rd., Johnson City, with the Rev. Bob Davis officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Holtsclaw Family Cemetery, Hampton. The Brewer Family will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from the men of Rich Acres Church, family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
Jake Hughes


  
Jake Hughes, 82, 427 Cove Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, Tenn., died Saturday, May 11, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   A Roan Mountain, Tenn., native, he was the son of the late Manuel and Fairy Bell Hughes. He was preceded in death in death by four brothers, Isaac Hughes, Jeter Hughes, Orville Hughes and Tom Hughes, two sisters, Grace Hughes Hicks and Polly Hughes.
   Mr. Hughes attended Burbank Free Will Baptist Church. He was retired from North American Rayon Corp. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific.
   Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Beulah Dean Holtsclaw Hughes, of the home, two sons and daughters-in-law, Wade and Virgie Roberts Hughes, Roan Mountain, Gary and Peggy Miller Hughes, Elizabethton, one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Wayne Heaton, Roan Mountain, one grandson, Wendell Heaton, Gray, one granddaughter, Natasha Hughes, Elizabethton, one brother, Farrell Hughes, Roan Mountain, one twin sister, Cleo Hughes Roberts, Roan Mountain.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HUGHES -- Funeral services for Jake Hughes, 82, 427 Cove Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, Tenn., who died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at the Johnson City Medical Center, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, at the Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, with the Revs. Richard Blevins and Dan Blevins officiating. The music will be under the direction of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at the Hughes Family Cemetery, Cove Creek Rd. Military honors will be provided by Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post 2166. Active pallbearers will be S.D. Hughes, Donald Hughes, Jack Barnett, Johnny Hill, Terry Hughes, Jack Troutman, Tommy Jarrett, Alvin Hughes and Claude Barnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Spence Stockton, Reynard Calhoun, Dan Winters, Sr., and Alvin Strickland. Everyone will meet at Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, at Burbank Free Will Baptist Church or at the residence any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, 423-772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Harold Malone

  
Harold Malone, 709 Maple Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 12, 2002

Marie G. Nichols

   Marie G. Nichols, 78, 207 N. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Nichols was a native of Marion, N.C., and the daughter of the late Millard A. and Lillie Snipes Gibson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Davis Nichols, and by a brother and a sister.
   Mrs. Nichols was of the Presbyterian faith.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Cathy Presnell, Elizabethton; a grandson, Jody Presnell, Elizabethton; and a special friend, Ima Whitson, Spruce Pine, 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
  
   NICHOLS -- Funeral services for Marie G. Nichols, 78, 207 N. Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 11, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Evin Hopson and the Rev. Joe Brewer officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Revelations. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews and grandsons. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 207 N. Watauga 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.

Donald C. Ritchie

   Donald Clyde Ritchie, 72, 1434 Bonita Drive, Fountain, Colo., died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center, Topeka, Kansas.
   Mr. Ritchie was a native of Spruce Pine, N.C., and a son of the late Alvin P. and Lucricia Alford Ritchie. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Hassie Buchanan and Lucille McNeal, and two brothers, Curtis Ritchie and Clarence Ritchie.
   Mr. Ritchie had formerly lived in Elizabethton. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 27 years of service and retired with the rank of 1SG. He served during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era. He was a recipient of The Silver Star, Two Bronze Stars and Three Hearts.
   He was a Life Member of the DAV and a member of the VFW. He was formerly active in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of Sunnyside Christian Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., and a former member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include his wife, Tatiana Sapountzoff Ritchie; a son, Michael Ritchie, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Patricia Betts, Tyyo, Kansas; two brothers, Golman Buck Ritchie and Johnny K. Ritchie, both of Elizabethton; and three grandchildren, Jacob Betts, Tavniah Betts and Gabriel Betts.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RITCHIE -- Funeral services for Donald Clyde Ritchie, 72, 1434 Bonita Drive, Fountain, Colo., who died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 13, from Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Arthur Phillips officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the Ritchie Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Burial Detail from Fort Campbell, Ky. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Ritchie, Jake Betts, Gabriel Betts, Golman Buck Ritchie, Johnny J. Ritchie, Bill Ritchie, Lawrence Ritchie, Ernest "Gebe" Ritchie, George Ritchie, Ronnie Ritchie, Gene Ritchie, Clifford "Tuck" Rosenbaum, Gary Ingram, David Riddle, Rick Riddle, Danny Reed and Clinton Reed. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Ritchie Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Robert C. Russell

   Robert Carl Russell, 62, 104 Russell Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Russell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Henry and Kate Scalf Russell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Luther Russell and Herbert Russell, and an infant brother.
   Mr. Russell was a retired machinist at Inland Container with 33 years of service. He was a member of Charity Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Lois Ann Bowers Russell, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Mark Oaks and Jan and Tim Gouge, all of Elizabethton, and Carla and John Rickus, Knoxville; two stepsons and spouse, Gary and Wendy Adkins and Mike Adkins, all of Elizabethton; three stepdaughters and spouses, Teresa and Nathan Tester of North Carolina, Pam Adkins, Elizabethton, and Kim and Bobby Graham, Greeneville; three grandchildren, Matthew Gouge, Elizabethton, Taylor Rickus and Brandon Rickus, both of Knoxville; four step-grandchildren, Cassie Tester of North Carolina, Jonathan Adkins, D.L. Shaver and Brittany Lawson, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Bill Russell, Elizabethton, and Harry Russell, Piney Flats; and three sisters, Helen Treadway, Lela Davis and Ethel Barnett, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   RUSSELL -- Funeral services for Robert Carl Russell, 62, 104 Russell Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 10, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Russell, the Rev. Charlie Trivette and the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Sounds of Victory and Jim Nave. Graveside services and interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Inland Container. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 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.

May 10, 2002

Verne R. Buck

   McDONOUGH, Ga. -- Verne Richard Buck, 66, of Stockbridge, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002.
   Mr. Buck was a truck driver, having retired from Consolidated Freightways. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #728 for over 20 years and was a Scottish Rite Freemason 32nd degree.
   Survivors include two sons, Randy Buck, Tuscon, Ariz., and Richard Buck, Stockbridge; a daughter, Christina Buck Castronovo, Sherwood, Ore.; a brother, William David Buck, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; a sister, Mary Belle Orr, Johnson City, Tenn.; and six grandchildren, Gabrielle, Cecelia, Rachel, Nathan, Anna and Marissa.
   Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, McDonough/Stockbridge, McDonough, Ga., (770) 914-1414, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BUCK -- Funeral services for Verne Richard Buck, 66, of Stockbridge, Ga., who died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, from the Chapel of Cannon-Cleveland with Dr. Earl Bland officiating. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 10. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roan Mountain State Park, 1015 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com. Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, McDonough, Ga., (770) 914-1414, is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Campbell

   Wayne Campbell, 61, 554 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and a 1959 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was the son of Fannie Bateman Campbell, Elizabethton, and the late George Marcus Campbell.
   Mr. Campbell was a retired lineman with the Elizabethton Electric System after 37 years of service and since his retirement had been active in cattle farming. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Joan Blevins Campbell, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Courtney C. and Eric Pickel, Louisville, Ky., and a daughter and her fiancé, Marcy C. Campbell and Jason Buchanan, both of Johnson City; a brother, Robert Martin Campbell, Elizabethton; and a sister, Mary Katherine Danner, Boone, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   CAMPBELL -- Funeral services for Wayne Campbell, 61, 554 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be by Roger Jenkins, soloist, and June Gouge, pianist. Interment will follow the funeral service in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jason Buchanan, Eric Pickel, Lee Murray, Raymond Townsend, Charlie Campbell, George Campbell, Charles Treadway and Jim Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be the Messenger Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton, retirees and employees of the Elizabethton Electric System and neighbors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday or at the residence of his mother, 362 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, House and Grounds Committee, 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

Brenda K. Freeman

   Brenda Kay Freeman, 46, 119 Colorado Street, Johnson City, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Freeman was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Blake Isaac and Norma Byrd Guinn. She was also preceded in death by a son, Anthony Wayne Freeman, September 26, 1998; a brother, Gene Stephens, in 1994, and a sister, Janie Street, in 1998.
   Mrs. Freeman was formerly employed by Mays Brothers of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include her husband, Robert Freeman; three sons, Chris Freeman, Johnson City, Jamie Freeman, Bowling Green, Ky., and Eric Freeman, Johnson City; two daughters, Sherry Freeman and Hannah Freedom, both of Johnson City; four brothers, Blake Guinn Jr., Robert Guinn, Verlin Guinn and Harley Guinn, all of Hampton; six sisters, Glenda Calvert, White City, Kan., Virginia Gobble, Johnson City, Gladys Cox, York, Pa., Ellen Whitehead, Mount Wolf, Pa., Nellie Johnson, Elizabethton, and Jackie Howell, Unicoi; and five grandchildren, Blake Freeman, James Freeman, Dakota Shelton, Nicholas Waycaster and Nathaniel Baldwin.
   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley
  
   FREEMAN -- Graveside services for Brenda Kay Freeman, 46, 119 Colorado Street, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jonesborough, with the Rev. Willie Lunsford officiating. Pallbearers will be notified. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via Valley@Funeral-Plans.com. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Brenda Kay Freeman through Valley Funeral Home, Erwin.

Anna J. Laws

   Mrs. Anna Jane Deyton Laws, 82, 137 Treadway Drive, Green Pine Community, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Laws was a native of Yancey County, N.C., having lived in Green Mountain, N.C., before moving to Johnson City in 1963. She was a daughter of the late Charles M. and Belle Riddle Deyton and was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Donna Laws, three brothers, Cecil Deyton, R.B. Deyton and Charles Deyton, and a sister, Jean Deyton.
   Mrs. Laws was a homemaker and a member of Covey Rock Free Will Baptist Church, Green Mountain, N.C.
   Survivors include her husband, George W. Laws; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Linda Laws, Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Leslie Cole, Johnson City; two brothers, Frank Deyton and Fate Deyton, both of Green Mountain, N.C.; four sisters, Irene McKinney, Buna Edwards and Ruby Jones, all of Burnsville, N.C., and Zelda McKinney, Drexel, N.C.; a granddaughter, Edwina Laws Wampler, Jasper, Tenn.; a step-granddaughter, Shannon Greene; and four great-grandchildren, Danielle Wampler, Amanda Laws, Autumn Laws and George Moore Wampler IV. Three step-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.
  
   LAWS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Jane Deyton Laws, 82, 137 Treadway Drive, Green Pine Community, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 9, 2002, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Letterman, the Rev. James McKinney and the Rev. Bud Edwards officiating. Music will be provided by family members and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Nephews will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Friday. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers may gather at the funeral home by 10:20 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, and other times at the residence, 137 Treadway Drive, Green Pine Community, Johnson City. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

May 9, 2002

David E. Blevins

   David E. Blevins, 51, 703 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Blevins was a native of Bristol, Va., and the son of Richard "Dick" Blevins, Robbinville, N.C., and Earlene Cress Blevins, Elizabethton.
   Mr. Blevins was a Work Leader at the Mountain Home National Cemetery and was a member of Southside Christian Church. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict where he served as a Dog Handler.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Judy Carr Blevins, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nikki and Greg Sawyers and Brandy and Jason Chidester, all of Johnson City; a brother, Mike Blevins, Mountain City; a granddaughter, Emma Claire Sawyers, Johnson City; two nephews, Scott Blevins, Johnson City, and Justin Carr, Lexington, Ky.; and two nieces, Natasha Embree, Bluff City, and Jessica Carr, Lexington, Ky.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   BLEVINS -- Graveside services and inurnment for David E. Blevins, 51, 703 Parkway Blvd., Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Mr. Mike Koruschak, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends at the home at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southside Christian Church, Missionary Fund, 1605 Southside Road, 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

Carl W. Boyd

   Carl W. Boyd, 84, 126 Ruby Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Boyd was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Charlie and Gertie Grindstaff Boyd. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ella Mae Froedge Boyd, October 27, 1986, a daughter, Mary Boyd, a sister, Louise Stafford, and a brother, Luther Boyd.
   Mr. Boyd was of the Baptist faith and was a retired electrician in construction work. He was a member of Hampton Masonic Lodge #750 F&AM and a Shriner. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in World War II.
   Survivors include two daughters, Jennie Walls, Johnson City, and Donna Stout, Mansfield, Ohio; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Little, Memphis, and Mable Wolfe, Elizabethton; and a brother, Erbie Boyd, Long Island, N.Y. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   BOYD -- Funeral services for Carl W. Boyd, 84, 126 Ruby Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Masonic services will be conducted by Hampton Masonic Lodge #750 F&AM following the funeral service. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends attending the graveside service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Boyd to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Campbell

   Wayne Campbell, 61, 554 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 8, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Verdia H. Elliott

   Mrs. Verdia H. Elliott, 89, 1353 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Elliott was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Hense and Minnie Williams Hodge. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Clark, a son, Gene Hammitt, two sisters and a brother.
   Mrs. Elliott was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Wiley Elliott, and two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and David Russell and Myra and Dayton Henson, all of Elizabethton. Seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ELLIOTT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Verdia H. Elliott, 89, 1353 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Howard Messer officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Russell, 1634 Highway 91, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph G. Norwood

   Joseph Garland Norwood, 71, formerly of 704 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Extended Care Facility following an extended illness.
   Mr. Norwood was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Joe Norwood and Vivian Viola Watson Norwood Rogers. He was also preceded in death by his former wife, Rose Marie Hairston.
   Mr. Norwood was a retired employee of T.V.A. and was a member of the Iron Worker's Union. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean conflict.
   Survivors include five daughters, Vickie Henderson, Elizabethton, Bonnie Henderson, Hampton, Va., Patricia Norwood, Elizabethton, Audrey Norwood, Saint Petersburg, Fla., and Vivian Norwood, Elizabethton; three sons, Gregory Love, Morristown, Joseph Allen Norwood, Elizabethton, and Jamie Norwood, Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Doris and James "Chick" Forney, Elizabethton, and Lelia Randall, Indianapolis, Ind.; 13 grandchildren, Tony, Tonya, Yolanda, Cedrick, Jessica, Jasmine, Shanequa, Nikolai, Zachary, Mackenzie, Alexander, Alona and Sierra Rose; three great-grandchildren; and a special cousin and friend, Joan Avery, 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
  
   NORWOOD -- Funeral services for Joseph Garland Norwood, 71, formerly of 704 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, May 5, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Parsons and the Rev. Timothy Watterson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Loretta Bowers Newton. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Guy Burleson and McKinney Brothers Heating & Cooling. A special "thank you" to Pine Ridge Care Center, James H. Quillen V.A. Extended Care Facility, Life Care Center of Elizabethton and Special Memories of the Caudill Family. 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 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Doris Forney, 711 S. Lynn Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald C. Ritchie

   Donald Clyde Ritchie, 72, 1434 Bonita Drive, Fountain, Colo., died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, Topeka, Kansas.
   Mr. Ritchie was a native of Spruce Pine, N.C., and a son of the late Alvin P. and Lucretta Alford Ritchie. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Hassie Buchanan and Lucille McNeal, and two brothers, Curtis Ritchie and Clarence Ritchie.
   Mr. Ritchie had formerly lived in Elizabethton. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 27 years of service and retired with the rank of 1st Sgt. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
   He was a Life Member of the DAV and a member of the VFW. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was a member of Sunny Side Christian Church in Colorado Springs and a former member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include his wife, Patiana Sapountzoff Ritchie; a son, Michael Clyde Ritchie, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Patricia Betts, Tryo, Kansas; two brothers, Golman Buck Ritchie and Johnny K. Ritchie, both of Elizabethton; and three grandchildren, Jacob Betts, Tazniah Betts and Gabriel Betts.
   Mr. Ritchie will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and interment. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

May 8, 2002

Verdia H. Elliott

   Mrs. Verdia H. Elliott, 89, 1353 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Elliott was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Hense and Minnie Williams Hodge. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Clark, a son, Gene Hammitt, two sisters and a brother.
   Mrs. Elliott was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Wiley Elliott, and two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and David Russell and Myra and Dayton Henson, all of Elizabethton. Seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph G. Norwood

   Joseph Garland Norwood, 71, formerly of 704 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Extended Care Facility following an extended illness.
   Mr. Norwood was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Joe Norwood and Vivian Viola Watson Norwood Rogers. He was also preceded in death by his former wife, Rose Marie Hairston.
   Mr. Norwood was a retired employee of T.V.A. and was a member of the Iron Worker's Union. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean conflict.
   Survivors include five daughters, Vickie Henderson, Elizabethton, Bonnie Henderson, Hampton, Va., Patricia Norwood, Elizabethton, Audrey Norwood, Saint Petersburg, Fla., and Vivian Norwood, Elizabethton; three sons, Gregory Love, Morristown, Joseph Allen Norwood, Elizabethton, and Jamie Norwood, Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Doris and James "Chick" Forney, Elizabethton, and Lelia Randall, Indianapolis, Ind.; 13 grandchildren, Tony, Tonya, Yolanda, Cedrick, Jessica, Jasmine, Shanequa, Nikolai, Zachary, Mackenzie, Alexander, Alona and Sierra Rose; three great-grandchildren; and a special cousin and friend, Joan Avery, 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
  
   NORWOOD -- Funeral services for Joseph Garland Norwood, 71, formerly of 704 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, May 5, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Parsons and the Rev. Timothy Watterson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Loretta Bowers Newton. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Guy Burleson and McKinney Brothers Heating & Cooling. A special "thank you" to Pine Ridge Care Center, James H. Quillen V.A. Extended Care Facility, Life Care Center of Elizabethton and Special Memories of the Caudill Family. 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 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Doris Forney, 711 S. Lynn Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby J. Van Dyke

   Bobby Jack Van Dyke, 52, 123 Rosenbaum Private Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Van Dyke was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Robert Johnson and Martha Myers Van Dyke.
   Mr. Van Dyke was of the Baptist faith and was a general laborer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
   Survivors include his wife, Pauletta Carver Van Dyke, of the home; a son, Bobby Jack Van Dyke Jr., of Kentucky; his stepfather, Tom Stafford, Elizabethton; his mother-in-law, Grace Carver, Elizabethton; two nephews, Lonnie Junior Oliver and Timothy Stephen Oliver, both of Elizabethton; and four special friends, Barbara Salas, Chirron Taylor, Frank Bud Rosenbaum and Wesley Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton. Several other nephews and nieces 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
  
   VAN DYKE -- Funeral services for Bobby Jack Van Dyke, 52, 123 Rosenbaum Private Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Melody Trio. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Chirron Taylor, Wesley Grindstaff, Lonnie Oliver, Timothy Oliver, Lloyd Smith and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Dean Beach and Nursing Staff, Doctors and Nursing Staff of the James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital and the Nursing Staff of Adventa Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother-in-law, Grace Carver, 903B Pine Ridge Circle, 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.

May 7, 2002

Janella R. Buchanan

   NEWLAND, N.C. -- Janella Rita Buchanan, 67, of Brook Shell Road, Elk Park, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Buchanan was a native of Washington County, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Ed and Charlotte Fields Markland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilson "Ranch" Buchanan, and a daughter, Barbara Cordell.
   Mrs. Buchanan retired from Lees-McRae College after 20 years of service in the cafeteria as a cook.
   Survivors include four daughters, Glenda Laws, Elk Park, Sheila Buchanan, Roan Mountain, Tenn., Katherine Shell, Elk Park, and Diana Buchanan, Louisville, Ohio; a son, David Buchanan, Newland; three sisters, Gaye Arnold, Newland, Winona Holtsclaw, Elk Park, and Vertiamae Houston, Newland; and a brother, Ray Markland, Johnson City, Tenn. Fifteen grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren also survive.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, (828) 733-2121, is serving the Buchanan family.
  
   BUCHANAN -- Graveside services for Janella Rita Buchanan, 67, of Brook Shell Road, Elk Park, N.C., who died Sunday, May 5, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Slippery Hill Cemetery with the Rev. David Burnop officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to reins-sturdivant@funeral-plans.com. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, N.C., is serving the Buchanan Family.

Joseph G. Norwood

   Joseph Garland Norwood, 71, 704 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center 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

Bonnie R. Taylor

   Bonnie R. Taylor, 79, formerly of Route 5, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Dickerson County, Va., and the daughter of the late James Monroe and Ella Mae Potter Ward. She was also preceded in death by a son, William Cannon Jr., a sister, Ola Mae Thompson, a half sister and two half brothers.
   Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and a member of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Joe Collins and Sandra and Benny Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, James and Pauline Cannon, Mountain City, Jerry and Vickie Cannon and Ronnie Cannon, all of Elizabethton; and three sisters, Pauline Johnson, Lenoir, N.C., Irene Heffner, Jacksonville, Fla., and Pearl Mast, Rominger, N.C. Twelve grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Bonnie R. Taylor, 79, formerly of Route 5, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, May 5, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Collins officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Jena Collins, soloist. Committal and entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be by the Rev. Clate Briggs, soloist. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Jason Kane, Kelvin Cannon, Jason Cannon, Daniel Grindstaff, Joshua Cannon, Travis Cannon and Benny Grindstaff Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Hermitage Health Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or at the residences of any of the children at any time. 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 Hermitage Health Center, Activities Department, 1633 Hillview 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

May 6, 2002

Jimmy L. Moore

   Jimmy Lee Moore, 66, 158 Sugar Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Moore was a native of McRoberts, Ky., and the son of Herman Moore, Roan Mountain, and the late Sudie Birchfield Moore. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter.
   Mr. Moore was a member of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church and was the owner of Green Acres Nursery.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Vivian Blair Moore, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Kimberly Moore, Bluff City, and Michael and Diane Moore, Johnson City; four sisters, Ann Fritz, Johnson City, Dot Buck, Roan Mountain, Helen Sluder, Unicoi, and Judy Shell, Roan Mountain; and two grandchildren, Stephanie and Brandon Moore, both of Johnson City. 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
  
   MOORE -- Funeral services for Jimmy Lee Moore, 66, 158 Sugar Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, May 5, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Gerald Holly, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Birchfield Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 158 Sugar Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Moore 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, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Garland J. Norwood

   Garland J. Norwood, 71, 704 Blevins Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center 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

Kenneth Sundquist

   Kenneth Sundquist, 55, 465 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Sundquist was a native of Wrentham, Mass., and a son of Gloria Higgins Sundquist Cox, of Patton, Maine, and the late Carl Sundquist. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Hinton, and two brothers, Van Sundquist and Carl Sundquist.
   Mr. Sundquist was employed by Siemens for over 30 years. He was an avid golfer and baseball fan.
   Survivors include his former, wife, Lucinda Sundquist, Johnson City; a son, Erik Sundquist, Johnson City; a brother, Theodore Sundquist, of Massachusetts; and three sisters, Janice Gremza and Loraine Whalen, both of Massachusetts, and Debra Doyle, of Pennsylvania. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SUNDQUIST -- Funeral services for Kenneth Sundquist, 55, 465 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 4, 2002, will be held at a later date at R.J. Funeral Home, 135 South Street, Wrentham, Mass. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Sunset Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Johnson City. Friends may also call at his son's residence, 1553 Colony Park Drive, Johnson City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, TN 37617. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address Tetrickjc@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary F. Williams

   Mrs. Mary Fay Williams, 57, 105 Eldridge Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Williams was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Ed and Eliza Harmon Moody. She was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
   Mrs. Williams had lived in Carter County for the past 38 years. She was a Free Will Baptist.
   Survivors include her husband, James Willard Williams; a son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Paula Williams, Elizabethton; and two grandsons, Zachary Williams and Dustin Bowers. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
  
   WILLIAMS -- The family of Mary Fay Williams, 57, 105 Eldridge Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 4, 2002, will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the family residence. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Williams to the American Diabetes Association, TN Affiliate, 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B-216, Nashville, TN 37215. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Viola J. Williams

   Miss Viola J. Williams, 68, 168 Little Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Miss Williams was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Henry and Ethel Pierce Williams.
   Survivors include two sisters, Bonnie Williams, of the home, and Novella Ramey, Elizabethton, and a brother, Campbell "Totsie" Williams, of the home. 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
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Miss Viola J. Williams, 68, 168 Little Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, May 5, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Manis officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Whitehead, Michael Grindstaff, Wesely Grindstaff, friends and neighbors. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 168 Little Stoney Creek 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.

May 5, 2002

Lucille A. Amiss

  
Lucille A. Amiss, 78, 192 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness.
   A Roanoke, Va., native, she was the daughter of the late Walter Charleston and Mattie Monia Simpson Craighead. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Edward Amiss.
   She was a retired grocery store clerk.
   Survivors include two sons, Roy Heaton, Elizabethton, and Phillip Walter Amiss, Miami, Fla., one granddaughter, Carolyn Amiss, Elizabethton, one great-grandson, Gavin Forsythe, Elizabethton, one sister, Susie Virginia Atlas, Roanoke, Va., and one brother, Jack Craighead, Salem, Va.
   Private disposition will be held at a later date.
   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.

Mildred B. Fritts

  
Mildred I. Booher Fritts, 79, Bristol Caverns Hwy., Bristol, Tenn., died Friday, May 3, 2002 at the Cambridge House.
   She was born May 17, 1922, and was the daughter of the late William and Carrie Wilson Booher. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Lane Fritts, and a son-in-law, Jim Arnold.
   Mrs. Fritts was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Bristol. She was a member of Central Christian Church, the Loyal Bereans Sunday School Class and Lucy Roberts Circle.
   Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Elmer E. Fritts, children Margaret Arnold, Larry Fritts and wife, Kay, Garry Fritts and wife Cynthia, Linda Cole and husband Bob, grandchildren April and husband Jesse Murrell, June Fritts, Kenny Nelson, great-grandchildren Ryan and Logan, brother Cody Booher and wife Nancy, special friend Martin Arnold, special nieces Wilmer Booher and Teresa Boyd, several nieces and nephews.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust St., Bristol, Tenn., 423-968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FRITTS -- Funeral services for Mildred I. Booher Fritts, 79, Bristol Caverns Hwy., Bristol, Tenn., who went to be with the Lord Friday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Central Christian Church with ministers Jeff Noah and Ross Dampier officiating. Committal services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Freddie Boyd, Eugene Booher, Tom Blaylock, Martin Arnold, Jessee Murrell and Don Smith. Honorary Pallbearers are elders and deacons of Central Christian Church. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church or the Loyal Bereans Sunday School Class, 424 Melrose St., Bristol, TN 37620. E-mail condolences may be sent to www.weaverfuneralhome.net. The family will receive friends from 5-6:45 p.m. Sunday at Central Christian Church. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust St., Bristol, Tenn., 423-968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.

Jennieve R. Rains

  
Mrs. Jennieve Renfro Rains, 91, 1803 Hwy. 91, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 3, 2002, in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   A Carter County native, she was a daughter of the late Wade and Bessie Hampton Renfro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rain, Nov. 2, 1981, by a sister Anna Renfro, and by two brothers, Earl and Latta Renfro.
   Mrs. Rains was a former Pink Lady at Carter County Memorial Hospital and Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was a charter member of Unaka Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a sister, Aleene Peters, Louisville, Ky., two brothers, Hampton Renfro, Elizabethton, and Carl Renfro, Bellmore, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RAINS -- Graveside service for Mrs. Jennieve Renfro Rains, 91, 1803 Hwy. 91, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002, in the Grindstaff Cemetery with the Rev. Walker Roberson officiating. Burial will follow the service. The Unaka Baptist Church Choir will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, will be Ryan Shoun, Mark McBane, Roscoe Peters, Harry Ford, Kirk Carrier, Mike McCloud And Tom McCloud. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and her church family. Also surviving is a special friend, Tom McCloud. Friends may call at the residence of a brother, Hampton Renfro, 1806 Hwy. 91, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie R. Taylor

   Bonnie R. Taylor, 79, formerly of Route 5, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Hermitage Health Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Vivian N. White

  
Mrs. Vivian Florence Norris White, 61, 815 Kentucky St., Johnson City, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
   She was a Sullivan County native and had lived in Washington County most of her life. Mrs. White was the daughter of the late E.B. and Millie Pearl Tester Norris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Lee White, in 2001, and by one son, Steven Pressnell.
   She was a cafeteria and had worked for Usary Cafeteria. Mrs. White was a Baptist.
   Survivors include one son, Jerry Pressnell, Bristol, one daughter, Becky Pond, Jonesborough, one step-son, Michael White, Johnson City, one step-daughter, Lisa White, Johnson City, three sisters, Willa Vines, Elizabethton, and Lydia Quillen and Patsy Rankin, both of Johnson City, one brother, James Norris, Johnson City, five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, 423-928-2245, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian Florence Norris White, 61, 815 Kentucky St., Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, with Evangelist Bill D. Garland and the Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday in the White Family Cemetery for the graveside service. Pallbearers will be selected. Those attending the graveside services are requested to meet in the cemetery by service time. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday prior to the service from 2-4 p.m. Friends may also visit with the family at 812 Kentucky St., Johnson City. Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, 423-928-2245, is in charge of arrangements.

May 3, 2002

No Obituaries

May 2, 2002

George J. Gobble

   George Joe Gobble, 79, 2670 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Gobble was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Roy and Cora Martin Gobble. He was also preceded in death by three sons, a brother and a sister.
   Mr. Gobble was a former employee of the Highway Department of Grundy, Va., and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Elsie Bradley Gobble, of the home; a daughter, Tina Rose, Elizabethton; a son, Ricky Gobble, Elizabethton; a brother, Ernest Gobble, Portland, Ore.; and two sisters, Virginia Woods, Portland, Ore., and Mary Campbell, Elizabethton. Three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   GOBBLE -- Funeral services for George Joe Gobble, 79, 2670 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Lester Guinn officiating. Music will be under the direction of R.L. Gobble. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Colbaugh Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Shannon Chapman, Terry Rose, Tim Campbell, Gene Wilkerson, Lee Wilkerson, Darrell Rose, Benny Ramsey, R.L. Gobble, Robert Gobble Jr. and Eddie Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, the doctors at the VA Medical Center and the staff of Life Care Health Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence, 2670 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday 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.

Issacc A. Guinn

   Issaac Alexander Guinn, infant son of Shawn Tim Clarence Hughes, Tiger Creek, and Rachel Guinn Greenwell, Hampton, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Kayla Greenwell, of the home; his maternal grandparents, Blake and Penny Guinn, Hampton, and Brenda Jones, Chuckey; his paternal grandparents, Tim and Janice Hughes, Tiger Creek; his maternal great-grandparents, Glynn and Grace Lewis, Johnson City, Everette and Rosalee Morrow, Lula Morrow and Fred Hare, all of Limestone; and three uncles, Adam Guinn and Aaron Guinn, both of Hampton, and Kenny Laws, Chuckey.
   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley
  
   GUINN -- Graveside services for Issaac Alexander Guinn, infant son of Shawn Tim Clarence Hughes and Rachel Guinn Greenwell, who died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Cochran Cemetery, Simerly Creek Community, with the Rev. Eugene Osborne officiating. Those attending the services will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via Valley@Funeral-Plans.com/Valley. These arrangements are made especially for the family and family friends of Issacc Alexander Guinn through Valley Funeral Home, Erwin.

Albert Harrison

   Albert "Red" Harrison, 92, 739 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Harrison was a native of Oklahoma and the son of the late Glen and Lillie Marvel Harrison.
   Mr. Harrison was a foreman in the Twisting Department of North American Rayon Corporation. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238, R.D. Keller Chapter #214, B.E. Wooten Council #116, Carter Commandry #37, and the Jericho Shrine Temple of Kingsport.
   Survivors include his wife, Leone Taylor Harrison, of the home; a son, John Michael Harrison Sr., Stanton, Va.; a sister, Irene Crawstead, of Ohio; two half sisters, Lillie Ann Reiss, Wichita, Kan., and Joyce Jones, of Utah; a half brother, J.D. Bilbro, of Texas; and four grandchildren, John Michael Harrison Jr., David Taylor Harrison, Sarah Rebecca Harrison and Rachel Byrd Grinde, all of Fredericksburg, Va. Six great-grandchildren also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HARRISON -- Funeral services for Albert "Red" Harrison, 92, 739 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph W. Manis officiating. Music will be by David Arney, organist. Interment will follow the service in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Harrison, Earl Collins, Jack Perkins, D.J. Townsend, Bob Bradsher and Bill Cline. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Davidson and J.D. Anderson. Masonic rites will be accorded by the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

May 1, 2002

George J. Gobble

   George Joe Gobble, 79, 2670 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Albert Harrison

   Albert Harrison, 92, 739 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Dora M. Spaller

   Dora Mae Spaller, 89, of Johnson City, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Spaller was a native of Erwin but had lived in Johnson City most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Madge Blevins Strickland and was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Spaller, in 1999, and by five brothers and four sisters.
   Mrs. Spaller was a retired cafeteria supervisor at King Springs School and a member of King Springs Baptist Church. She was the only living charter member of the church until her death.
   Survivors include two sons, Albert E. Spaller Jr., Johnson City, and David E. Spaller, Carolina Beach, N.C., and a daughter, Jennie Lee Hubbard, Johnson City. Nine grandchildren, 22 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.
  
   SPALLER -- Funeral services for Dora Mae Spaller, 89, of Johnson City, who died Monday, April 29, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Greg Hall, the Rev. Jerry Cornett and the Rev. Wiley Rutledge officiating. Interment services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at Roselawn Memory Gardens, where family and friends will meet for these services. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, 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, Mountain Home, from complications associated with old age.
   Mr. Weaver was a native of Carter County and a son of the late John and Eliza Jane Williams Weaver. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Braswell Weaver, June 3, 1995, a sister, Hallie Weaver Hardin, and a brother, Herman Weaver.
   Mr. Weaver was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 46 years of service, and also worked nine years for the U.S. Forest Service. He was a member and deacon of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry C. Weaver, with whom he made his home, and Ted and Janet Weaver, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Nora Hurley and Pauline Buckles, both of Elizabethton; two grandsons, Ryan Weaver and Trever Weaver; and two great-grandchildren, Madison Weaver and Katlyn Rose Weaver. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WEAVER -- Funeral services for James Grant Weaver, 81, 170 Rainbow Circle, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Hawk and Dr. William Duncan officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery with Military Graveside Honors conducted by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be Ryan Weaver, Trever Weaver, Dean Robinson, Clyde Buckles, Raymond Lowe, Eugene Buckles, Jason Rhea and Andy Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be D.E. McNeely, Dana Dykes, Bill Harrison and the deacons of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Janet Weaver, 180 Rainbow Circle, Elizabethton. 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 Weaver Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.