May 31, 2002

Nelle Hazelwood

   Mrs. Nelle Hazelwood, 94, 123 Oscar Johnson Road, Hampton, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

John M. Johnson

   John Melvin Johnson, 72, 254 Old Gray Station Road, Gray, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at North Side Hospital.
   Mr. Johnson was a native of Washington County, Va., and the son of the late Eugene Clark and Mary Catherine Settle Johnson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Denver Johnson.
   Mr. Johnson served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Hales Chapel Christian Church, Gray, and a member of the Sinking Creek Lodge #575 of Gray.
   Survivors include a daughter, Robin Johnson, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wesley and Sandra Johnson, Sulphur Springs, and Randle and Rebecca Johnson, Chatham, Va.; a sister, Irene Stills, Lamar; three brothers, Charlie Johnson, George Johnson and Lee Johnson, all of Boones Creek; three granddaughters, Shannon Johnson, Lydia Johnson and Candice Johnson; and two grandsons, James Johnson and Daniel Johnson.
   Gray Funeral Home, 135 Chapel Street, Gray, (423) 477-3171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for John Melvin Johnson, 72, 254 Old Gray Station Road, Gray, who died Thursday, May 30, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Hales Chapel Church with Minister Clinton Andrews officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the 1950 graduating class of Boones Creek High School. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret A. Taylor

   Mrs. Margaret A. Taylor, formerly of 130 Wiseman Lane, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at NHC Healthcare Center, Johnson City, 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

May 30, 2002

Dorothy H. Andes

   Dorothy Henegar Andes, 72, 606 Florence Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Andes was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late George and Josie Braswell Henegar. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Andes Jr., and by five sisters and three brothers.
   Mrs. Andes was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. She was a retired employee of Empire Furniture, Johnson City, and a graduate of Happy Valley High School.
   Survivors include four daughters and a son-in-law, Debbie Grindstaff, Sandy and Guy Allen, Lisa Shell and Marcy Matherly, all of Elizabethton; two sons, Mike Andes and Brian Andes, both of Elizabethton; three step-children, Larry Andes and Sharon Fisher, both of Elizabethton, and Teresa Andes, of North Carolina; two sisters, Pearl Babb, Elizabethton, and Mary Henegar, of the home; four grandchildren, Johnny Sams Jr., Kelly Allen, Brandi Allen and Justin Shell, all of Elizabethton; a great-grandchild, Johnny Sams III, Elizabethton; and two sisters-in-law, Mable Snavely and Helen Taunton, both of Elizabethton. Three step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   ANDES -- Funeral services for Dorothy Henegar Andes, 72, 606 Florence Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Larry Andes, Steve Townsend, Ron Babb, Don Babb, Carl Henegar, Raymond Shell and Robert Carroll. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Whitson, Larry Taunton, Chuck McNew, Guy Allen, Charles Austin, Johnny Sams Sr., Roger Henegar, David Hill, Roy Perry, Jerry Perry, Terry Perry, Clarence Perry, Chris Arnett and Steve Cole. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 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. Friends may also call at the residence, 606 Florence Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Andes to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Linda M. Colson

   MURRAY, Ky. -- Mrs. Linda Moffitt Colson, 46, Seth Lane, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Murray Calloway County Hospital.
   Mrs. Colson was a native of Lee County, Va., and the daughter of the late Fred and Georgia Herrion Moffitt. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Moffitt.
   Mrs. Colson was a member of Eastwood Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Steve Colson, Murray; two daughters and a son-in-law, Brandy and Chris Ledbetter, Vacaville, Calif., and Heather Colson, Murray; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve Jr. and Victoria Colson and Brian Colson, all of Murray; a sister, Carrie Spurlock, Paducah; five brothers, Roy Moffitt, of Oregon, Robert Moffitt, Donnie Moffitt and Willie Moffitt, all of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Bill Moffitt, Johnson City, Tenn.; and a granddaughter, DeAndre Bramley, Murray. One great-grandchild, three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services and interment were conducted Tuesday, May 28, in Murray.
   J.H. Churchill Funeral Home, Murray, Ky., (270) 753-2411, was in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle Jackson

   Myrtle Jackson, 89, formerly of Hampton, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Nursing Home, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Jackson was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Rudy Linville and Matilda Waycaster Rash. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Jackson, in 1982.
   Mrs. Jackson was a member of Hampton Christian Church and was a former LPN. She was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #17 and a member of the American Legion, Watauga Post #49. She was a U.S. Army and U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II in the Medical Corps.
   Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
   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
  
   JACKSON -- Funeral services for Myrtle Jackson, 89, formerly of Hampton, who died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Hall Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

May 29, 2002

Dorothy Andes

   Dorothy Andes, 72, 606 Florence Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Elva G. Birchfield

   Elva G. Oaks Birchfield, 81, formerly of Route 3, Roan Mountain, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Birchfield was a native of Shell Creek and the daughter of the late Near and Ethel Greer Oaks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Birchfield; two children, Luther and Armetta Holly; five sisters, Odie Johnson, Hazel Hayes, Alice Beeler, Lola Church and Lula Oaks; and a brother, Frederick Oaks.
   Mrs. Birchfield retired from Bemberg in 1957 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church and a member of Ladies Aide of the church.
   Survivors include three sons, Herbert Larry Dean Oaks, Morristown, Henry David Oaks, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Walden Howard Birchfield, Jonesborough; two stepchildren, Martha and Junior; three sisters, Lois Field, Elk Park, N.C., Nola Freeman, Jonesborough, and Mary Ruth Markland, Roan Mountain; and two brothers, Tull Oaks, Roan Mountain, and Levi Oaks, Gary, Ind. Seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BIRCHFIELD -- Funeral services for Elva G. Oaks Birchfield, 81, formerly of Route 3, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, May 27, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services with Pastor Val Burgett officiating. Entombment services will follow at Washington County Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be William Eller, Scott Oaks, Tim Oaks, Anthony Oaks, Raymond Trent, John Birchfield and Thomas Birchfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hern and David Reynolds. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association, 900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 240, Knoxville, TN 37915. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, at Tetrick Funeral Services of Johnson City. Mrs. Birchfield enjoyed canning food and giving it to her friends. She also loved to help others and do volunteer work. Condolences may be sent to the family via our e-mail address tetrickjc@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ray L. Bunton

   Ray Loyal Bunton, 37, 107 Milligan Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, following a short illness.
   Mr. Bunton was a native of Carter County and the son of Mrs. Helen Medearis Bunton Waycaster, Elizabethton, and the late Raud Thomas Bunton.
   Mr. Bunton was an LPN at the V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home. He was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Kathy Slagle Bunton, of the home; two sons, Aaron Loyal Bunton and Matthew Raud Bunton, both of the home; two brothers, Larry Jack Bunton and William E. Bunton, both of Elizabethton; a sister, Dr. Lynda Sue Greene, Elizabethton; and his stepfather, Coy Waycaster, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   BUNTON -- Funeral services for Ray Loyal Bunton, 37, 107 Milligan Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, May 27, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at East Side Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Messer and the Rev. Ken Bewley officiating. Music will be by Larey Pippin, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Doug Childers, Al Hughes, Jason Bunton, Charlie Blevins, Larry Kennedy, Aaron Bunton, Jim Troutman, Jack Daniels and Calvin Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Hubbard, Ora Snyder, Michael Sansom, East Side Free Will Baptist Church Family, the Medical Staff of V.A. Medical Center at Mountain Home, Dennis Vaughn, Tim Sluss and Kevin Bowles. The family will receive friends at East Side Free Will Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of his brother, Jack Bunton, 174 Sparks Road, Johnson City, or at the residence of his sister, Dr. Lynda Sue Greene, 646 Golf Course Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Side Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 704 Siam 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.

Willie B. Cates

   Mrs. Willie Berniece Hampton Cates, 92, 454 Cloudland Drive, Roan Mountain, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Lakeway Regional Hospital, Morristown, following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Cates was a native of Roan Mountain and the daughter of the late W.O. and Annie Hughes Hampton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Cates, in 1993, and a brother, E.E. Hampton.
   Mrs. Cates was a retired secretary at Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, and a former part owner of the Rhododendron Gift and Antique Shop. She was a charter member of the Roan Mountain Citizens Club and a Federated Flower Show Judge. She was a member of Roan Mountain First Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lee and Gwen Cates, Morristown; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, James Robert Paul and Sharon Cates, Old Hickory; a grandson, Christopher Farris Cates, Talbott; a great-grandson, Abraham Lige Cates, Old Hickory; a sister, Juanita Hampton, Roan Mountain; and a sister-in-law, Mary Alice Hampton, Roan Mountain.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   CATES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Berniece Hampton Cates, 92, 454 Cloudland Drive, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, May 27, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Graveside services will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Brock Henry, Robb Cates, Chris Cates, Gilbert Honeycutt, Ben Williams and Joe Shell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Roan Mountain First Baptist Church, 8489 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Myrtle R. Jackson

   Myrtle Rash Jackson, 89, formerly of Hampton, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Nursing Home.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

May 28, 2002

Sylvia G. Bageant


   Mrs. Sylvia Grace Stout Bageant, 87, 265 Old Milligan Highway, Johnson City, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Bageant was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Chester A. and Evelyn Milam Stout. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Bageant, in October 1996, a daughter, Betty Robinson, in December 2002, and by three sisters.
   Mrs. Bageant was a born again Christian and a member of Zion Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and two sons-in-law, Evelyn and Howard Perry and Junior Reaves Robinson, all of Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chester A. and Bessie L. Bageant and Jerry L. and Josie M. Bageant, all of Johnson City; a sister, Mary Sparks, Johnson City; and four grandchildren, Dr. Tim Perry, Kingsport, Loretta Shute, Daytona Beach, Fla., Kathy Colombo, Reno, Nev., and Elizabeth Baunautie, Sacramento, Calif. Seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   BAGEANT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvia Grace Stout Bageant, 87, 265 Old Milligan Highway, Johnson City, who died Sunday, May 26, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Tim Perry and the Rev. C.W. Snodgrass officiating. Music will be by the Zion Baptist Church Choir and Sonny Gouge, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be the Deacons of Zion Baptist Church and Adam Reeser. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Bishop, Garland Winfield, Todd Leach, Chad Lane and Roger Snodgrass Jr. The family will receive friends at Zion Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Evelyn Perry, 104 Ben Wood Road, Johnson City, at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Ray L. Bunton

  
Ray L. Bunton, 37, 107 Milligan Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Willie H. Cates

  
Mrs. Willie H. Cates, 92, 454 Cloudland Drive, Roan Mountain, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Lakeway Hospital, Morristown.
   The funeral service is tentatively set for Wednesday, May 29, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
   The final arrangements will be announced on Wednesday, May 29.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Denton E. Lyons

   Denton E. Lyons, 82, formerly of 204 George Bowers Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Lyons was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Elbert and Martha Alice Shipley Lyons. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Retha Bowers Lyons, and a granddaughter, Ellen Lyons, in 1977.
   Mr. Lyons attended Community Fellowship Church, Watauga, and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Howell Edward and Brookie Lyons, Rockwood, Tenn., and Ronnie Wayne and Edna Lyons, Milano, Texas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte L. and John Browder Jr., Elizabethton, Carol and Terry Walker, Rockdale, Texas, and Mary Alice and Keith Moody, Kingsport; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Axie Hicks, Johnson City. 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
  
   LYONS -- Funeral services for Denton E. Lyons, 82, formerly of 204 George Bowers Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, May 26, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Hauser and the Rev. Kyle Falin officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rick Sweeney. Graveside services and interment will follow the funeral service at Combs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be John Browder III, Hal Lyons Jr., Randal Vance, Roger Clemons, Freddie Gouge and Maxwell Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Kiser, Raymond Perkinson, Albert Williams, Eugene Davis and Thorton Daniels. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Pastor Gordon McCrillis

   Pastor Gordon McCrillis, 85, formerly of 456 Heaton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Roan Highlands Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Pastor McCrillis was a native of Marshfield, Wis., and a son of the late Charles and Elsie Jennings McCrillis. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, June Jeanette Dean McCrillis, a son, Curtis Blair McCrillis, and by three brothers and two sisters.
   Pastor McCrillis served as Pastor of several Seventh-day Adventist Churches before retiring. He was a member of Roan Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Marion McCrillis, Roan Mountain; three sons, Terry McCrillis and Malcolm McCrillis, both of Roan Mountain, and Michael McCrillis, Maui, Hawaii; four stepdaughters, Elizabeth Snooks of California, Geanne Barrett of Washington, Ruth Lechler, Collegedale, Tenn., and Sandra Revis, Whitwell, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Nancy Johnson, Ooltewah, Tenn.
   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
  
   McCRILLIS -- Memorial services for Pastor Gordon McCrillis, 85, formerly of 456 Heaton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, May 25, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Roan Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Church, Roan Mountain, with Pastor Allan Stump officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 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.

Edward L. Rogers

   Edward L. Rogers, 87, formerly of Route 2, Roan Mountain, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Rogers was a native of Washington County, Va., having lived in Carter County most of his life. He was the son of the late Square and Maggie Myers Rogers and was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Roberts Rogers, in 1998, and two daughters, Lois Jean Street and Norma Lee Rogers.
   Mr. Rogers was a member of Morgans Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Sammy Dean and Mabel Irwin Rogers, Elizabethton, and three daughters and a son-in-law, Verna "Lucy" Bridgeforth, Junction City, Kan., Helen Weakly, Elizabethton, and Josephine "Joy" and Karlos Lambert, Hampton. Thirteen grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   ROGERS -- Funeral services for Edward L. Rogers, 87, formerly of Route 2, Roan Mountain, who died Sunday, May 26, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Simerly officiating. Music will be under the direction of Carolyn Pleasant, organist, and Claude and Barbara Duncan, soloists. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Tyrone Powell, Frank Greene, Claude Hart, Teddy Simerly, Jack Roberts and Jackie Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Hillview Health Center, Larry Coleman, Dewey Bowman, Jimmy Orr, the Brownlow Scalf Sunday School Class, David Estep, David Street, John Street, Rick Hughes, Bill Roberts, Roan Highlands Health Center and the doctors, nurses and staff of Johnson City Medical Center. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his son, Sammy Dean Rogers, or at the residence of his daughter, Joy Lambert, 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 26, 2002

Deanna G. Carver

   Deanna Gail Carver, 57, 131 Oscar Banks Rd., Johnson City, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
   Miss Carver was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and was a daughter of the late Martin C. and Geneva Pauline Nave Carver.
   Miss Carver retired after 25 years of employment as a custodian with East Tennessee State University. She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two brothers, Carlos Carver, Jonesborough, and Larry Carver, Johnson City, one sister, Phyllis Holden, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARVER -- Funeral services for Deanna Gail Carver, 57, 131 Oscar Banks Rd., Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel. The Revs. Reece Harris and Scott Greene will officiate. Burial will follow the committal service at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery for this service. Serving as pallbearers will be Glenn Ferguson, Brandon Combs, Lynn Carroll, Lowell Scott, Richard Musser and Danny VanDyke. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Coy Phipps, Doug Phipps, Harold Williams, Sid Williams, Kenny Grindstaff and Guy Holden. Deanna is also survived by her goddaughter, Hilda Phipps. The family extends special thanks for Dr. James Hanson and staff, Dr. Steven Hamel and staff and the Johnson City Medical Center Hospice for their help and kindness to Deanna and her family. For those who prefer, the family requests memorial contributions be made to JCMC Hospice, 1807 W. Market St., Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward E. Duncan

  
The Rev. Edward E. "Gene" Duncan, 75, 953 N. Elm St., Erwin, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   The Rev. Duncan was a Unicoi County native and had lived in Kentucky before returning to Erwin in 1978. He was the son of the late Jacob Nathaniel and Ollie Scarbrough Duncan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother and one infant sister.
   The Rev. Duncan was a U.S. World War II Army veteran, having served in the Pacific. He was a recipient of the Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the Sharpshooters and the Good Conduct Medal.
   The Rev. Duncan retired as a Southern Baptist minister in 1989, having served for 41 years at various churches in the Kentucky and Tennessee regions. He was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, a deacon and a choir member.
   The Rev. Duncan was a member of the Order of the Silver Trowel, Past Chaplain of the Appalachian District Civitan Club and the Jericho Shrine. He was Past Master of the Centennial Lodge #491, and a member of the Unaka Council Cryptic Masons #0120. The Rev. Duncan was Past President of the Unicoi County Shrine Club and a member of the Royal Arch Masons, the Watauga Commandery #0025 of Johnson City and a Super Master Mason. The Rev. Duncan was also a member of the Charles Newton Bush Past Masters Association of East Tennessee.
   Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. Larimer Duncan, of the home, one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Jones, Johnson City, three brothers, Charles William Duncan, Robert Earnest Duncan, and James Earl Duncan, all of Erwin, and five sisters, Evelyn Marie Mize, Bluff City, Dorothy Kate Brunner, Maebell Morris, Ollie June Duncan and Mary Louise Griffith, all of Erwin. Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main St., Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DUNCAN -- Funeral services for the Rev. Edward E. "Gene" Duncan, 75, 953 N. Elm St., Erwin, who died Thursday, May 23, 2002, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from Ninth Street Baptist Church. Drs. Charles D. Earl and Chris Ward will officiate. The Rev. Frank Proffitt, Dr. Kenneth Jordan and the Rev. Kevin Watson will present the eulogy. Music will be provided by the Ninth Street Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Full military grave rites will be rendered by the American Legion Hammond Post #3. Active pallbearers will be the volunteer Sunday school and the deacons of Ninth Street Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the executive board and the ministers of the Holston Baptist Association. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the church by 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Erwin Memorial Funeral Home and other times at the residence. The Rev. Duncan is also survived by a son-in-law, Terry Jones, sisters-in-law , Frances Duncan, Mildred Duncan, and Shirley Duncan, brothers-in-law, Jack Mize, Wayne Morris and Gary Griffith. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Ninth Street Baptist Church, 310 Ninth St., Erwin. Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main St., Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie Greenwell

  
Elsie Greenwell, 89, 1040 Greggs Branch Rd., Butler, Tenn., died on May 23, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Greenwell was a native of Beech Creek, N.C., and the daughter of the late John and Eliza Guy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tine Greenwell.
   She was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Marty Greenwell and Ronnie Joe Greenwell, both of Butler, seven daughters, Lola Clawson, Dixon, Tenn., Kathleen Greenwell, Elizabethton, Tenn., Beth Smith, Elizabethton, Tenn., Lynda Hatley, Butler, Tenn., Goldie Gregg, Butler, Tenn., Gloria Greenwell, Butler, Tenn., and Sue Greenwell, Butler, Tenn., 28 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, four great-great-great grandchildren, a special niece, Pearl Shoun, Mountain City, Tenn., and a special son-in-law, Jimmy Smith, Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main St., Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GREENWELL -- Funeral services for Elsie Greenwell, 89, 1040 Greggs Branch Rd., Butler, Tenn., who passed away on May 23, 2002, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel , with the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Pallbearers will be Gary White, Harold Hatley, Kevin Greene, Shannon Greene, Glenn Phillips, and Jim Harmon. The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Sunday at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Dugger Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence of Ronnie Joe Greenwell, 1040 Greggs Branch Rd., Butler, or the home of Beth and Jimmy Smith, 1661 Gap Creek Rd., Elizabethton. Condolences may be made to the family via e-mail at hux-lipford@funeral/plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main St., Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel M. MacLaren

  
Graveside services for Hazel Mathewly MacLaren, Alamogordo, N.M., will be conducted Friday, May 31, 2002, at Mountain Home National Cemetery.

Gordon McCrillis

   Mr. Gordon McCrillis, 85, formerly of 456 Heaton Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, in the Roan Highlands Nursing Center, following an extended illness.
   Arrangements are incomplete and wil be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountan, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel P. McKeehan

  
Mrs. Hazel P. McKeehan, 83, 147 Coal Chute Rd., Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., following an extended illness.
   Mrs. McKeehan was a native of the Fish Springs community and a daughter of the late James Daniel and Lillie Mae Potter Pierce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Ray McKeehan in December 1996, by a son, Larry McKeehan, in January 2001, and by three brothers, Earl, Troy and Bill Pierce.
   She was a reporter with the Elizabethton Credit Bureau of Carter County. Mrs. McKeehan was a member of the C Street Church of Christ, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Berdell Little, Elizabethton, one sister and brother-in-law, Agnes and James McReynolds, Elizabethton, one daughter-in-law, Pauline McKeehan, Elizabethton, one granddaughter, Angi Renee Perry, Elizabethton, several nieces and nephews, special friends, Georgia and Billy Pierce, Sonny and Shirley Pierce, Emma Rose and Mike Snodgrass, all of Elizabethton.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   MCKEEHAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel P. McKeehan, 83, 147 Coal Chute Rd., Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 25, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2002, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, with Messers Eddy Craft and Ed DeVault, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Mr. Jerry Barnett, soloist. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dan Bowman, Mike McConnell, Steve Roberts, Mike Russell, Michael Heaton, Gordon Holly, Sr., and Mr. David Irick. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Little, Billy Pierce, Jamie Pierce, Dr. Mark Howell, Dr. James Netterville, Michelle McNeill, Jan Crowder, Chuck Perry, Dennis Boone, John Miller, IV, and the church family of C Street Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 6-8 .m. Monday in the Sunset Chapel, prior to the service or at the residence at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the American Lung Association, One Vantage Way, Suite C-250, Nashville, TN 37228. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

May 24, 2002

Edward E. Duncan

  
The Rev. Edward E. "Gene" Duncan, 75, 953 N. Elm St., Erwin, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   The Rev. Duncan was a Unicoi County native and had lived in Kentucky before returning to Erwin in 1978. He was the son of the late Jacob Nathaniel and Ollie Scarbrough Duncan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother and one infant sister.
   The Rev. Duncan was a U.S. World War II Army veteran, having served in the Pacific. He was a recipient of the Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the Sharpshooters and the Good Conduct Medal.
   The Rev. Duncan retired as a Southern Baptist minister in 1989, having served for 41 years at various churches in the Kentucky and Tennessee regions. He was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, a deacon and a choir member.
   The Rev. Duncan was a member of the Order of the Silver Trowel, Past Chaplain of the Appalachian District Civitan Club and the Jericho Shrine. He was Past Master of the Centennial Lodge #491, and a member of the Unaka Council Cryptic Masons #0120. The Rev. Duncan was Past President of the Unicoi County Shrine Club and a member of the Royal Arch Masons, the Watauga Commandery #0025 of Johnson City and a Super Master Mason. The Rev. Duncan was also a member of the Charles Newton Bush Past Masters Association of East Tennessee.
   Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. Larimer Duncan, of the home, one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Jones, Johnson City, three brothers, Charles William Duncan, Robert Earnest Duncan, and James Earl Duncan, all of Erwin, and five sisters, Evelyn Marie Mize, Bluff City, Dorothy Kate Brunner, Maebell Morris, Ollie June Duncan and Mary Louise Griffith, all of Erwin. Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main St., Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DUNCAN -- Funeral services for the Rev. Edward E. "Gene" Duncan, 75, 953 N. Elm St., Erwin, who died Thursday, May 23, 2002, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from Ninth Street Baptist Church. Drs. Charles D. Earl and Chris Ward will officiate. The Rev. Frank Proffitt, Dr. Kenneth Jordan and the Rev. Kevin Watson will present the eulogy. Music will be provided by the Ninth Street Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Full military grave rites will be rendered by the American Legion Hammond Post #3. Active pallbearers will be the volunteer Sunday school and the deacons of Ninth Street Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the executive board and the ministers of the Holston Baptist Association. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the church by 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Erwin Memorial Funeral Home and other times at the residence. The Rev. Duncan is also survived by a son-in-law, Terry Jones, sisters-in-law , Frances Duncan, Mildred Duncan, and Shirley Duncan, brothers-in-law, Jack Mize, Wayne Morris and Gary Griffith. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Ninth Street Baptist Church, 310 Ninth St., Erwin. Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main St., Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Virgil Q. Hopper

   Virgil Quenton Hopper, 31, 1114 Powder Branch Rd., Elizabethton, Tenn., formerly of Morristown, died Wednesday, May 22, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Hopper was a native of New Orleans and a son of the late Dr. Robert Luther Hopper and Nancy Gamble Hopper, Taylorsville, N.C.
   He was an assistant manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Mr. Hopper was of the Episcopal faith.
   In addition to his mother, survivors include one brother, James W. Hopper, Snohomish, Wash.; and one sister, Gretchen M. Hopper, Knoxville, Tenn., and several aunts and uncles.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HOPPER -- Memorial services for Mr. Virgil Quenton Hopper, 31, 1114 Powder Branch Rd., Elizabethton, formerly of Morristown, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the All Saints Episcopal Church, Morristown, with Fr. Phil Purser and Fr. Gene Smitherman officiating. Memorial donations may be made to MHE (Multiple Heredity Exosposes) Coalition C/O Vice President/Secretary, Susan Wynn, 14 Stoney Brook Dr., Pine Island, NY 10969-1604. Condolences may be sent to the Hopper family via e-mail at dillow@preferred.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.

James A. Phipps

   James Anderson Phipps, 86, 114 Phipps Lane, Watauga, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, in the North Side Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Jacob Anderson and Nona Blevins Phipps. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Phipps was a retired electrician. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 934, Kingsport. Mr. Phipps was a former city manager for the City of Watauga. He was a member and past master of Watauga Masonic Lodge #622. He was a member of the R.D. Keller Chapter No. 214. The B.E. Wooten Council No. 119, the Carter Commandery No. 37, Knoxville Scottish Rite and the Jericho Shrine Temple, Kingsport. He was a member of the Sycamore Chapter #163, Order of Eastern Star. He was a member of the Watauga Senior Citizens. Mr. Phipps was a member of the Brick Christian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Edith Hinkle Phipps, one son, Jimmy Dean Phipps, Watauga, one brother, Brown Phipps, Watauga, two sisters Charlotte Sellers and Jessie Starnes, both of Johnson City, two grandchildren, Vincent Phipps, Watauga, and Stephanie Price, Kingston, Tenn., two great-grandchildren, Alex Price and Jamin Phipps, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PHIPPS -- Funeral services for James Anderson Phipps, 86, 114 Phipps Lane, Watauga, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Messers Jeff Campbell and Henry Reynolds, ministers, officiating. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Dena Bowling, soloist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Vince Phipps, Chris Price, Alex Price, Tim Crowe, Patrick Phipps, Allen Phipps, Wallace Phipps and Terry Cole. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Brick Christian Church and Range Community Christian Church and members of Watauga Masonic Lodge #622. Masonic services will be conducted by Watauga Lodge #622 at the Mausoleum of Peace. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Phipps family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Buster Shell

  
Buster Shell, 71, 118 Nannie Smith Rd., Hampton, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, as the result of an automobile accident on Hwy. 19-E, Elizabethton.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Burg and Bell Shell. He was preceded in death by a son, Jay B. Shell.
   He was formerly a plant worker. Mr. Shell served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a recipient of the Service Cross and three Purple Hearts. Mr. Shell was a member of Hampton Free Will Baptist Church. He was a member of the VFW Post 2166.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Mike Nash and Freda and John Hill, all of Hampton, two sisters, Lucille Street, Elizabethton, and Maude Eraci, Dundee, Ill., five grandchildren, Johnny Bryan Hill, Jason Hill, Misty McCoury, Jennifer Owens and Micah Nash, two great-grandchildren, Dru Owens, and Izaak Hill, several nieces and nephews, his special friends, the family of Betty Bowers, Dr. M. Harlley, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, and Elsie Ray.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHELL -- Funeral services for Buster Shell, 71, 118 Nannie Smith Rd., Hampton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. James Archer, Mike Hyder and Bob Polk officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 12 noon Friday in the Richardson Cemetery, Morgan Branch Rd., Roan Mountain. Tracie Shelton and Tracie Proffitt will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Friday, will be Chris Collins, Leebo McCoury, Mitchell Morton, Doug Calhoun, Rob Lambert and Mike Street. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Huskins, Raymond McIntosh, Ray Lambert, Phil Ellis, Tom Merkel, Bill Roberts, Wayne Lacey, Rodge Eraci and Allen Lyons. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also all at the residence of Debra and Mike Nash, 118 Nannie Smith Rd., Hampton. Military graveside honors will be conducted by VFW Post 2166. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Shell family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
  
  

May 22, 2002

Frances L. Buck

  
Frances Louise Buck, 73, formerly of 277 Buck and Jarrett Loop, Central community, Johnson City, and Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Myrtle Pritchard Sneed. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Sneed, Cory Hill and Betty Phipps.
   Mrs. Buck was of the Baptist faith. She was retired from Bemberg and North American Rayon Corp. after 35 years of service.
   Survivors include her husband, Billie Joe Buck, of the home, a son and daughter-in-law, Bobbie Joe and Barbara Buck, Elizabethton, a grandson, Bobbie Joe Buck, II, Elizabethton, a brother, Theodore Sneed, Elizabethton, two sisters, Polly Collins and Marie Baird, both of Elizabethton, special friends Eugene and Mary Evelyn Buck, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BUCK -- The candlelight funeral service for Frances Louise Buck, 73, formerly of 277 Buck and Jarrett Loop, Central community, Johnson City, and Life Care Center of Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 20, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Carl Hamrick, Eugene Buck, Merle Grindstaff, Billy Carter, June White and Tommy Crumley. The family, friends, ministers and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, or at the residence of the son, Bobbie Joe Buck, Elizabethton, at any time. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Susan L. Myers

  
Mrs. Susan Lewis Myers, 99, died on May 21, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Myers was a native of Carter County, born on July 8, 1902, to Murry and Docia Lewis. At the time of her death, she was oldest living member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Myers was preceded in death by her only child, Teddy Ray Myers, in 1973, and by her husband, the Rev. Samuel Webb Myers in 1987.
   Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hannah Myers Fair, two grandsons, Robert Lee Myers, Sr., and Phillip Ray Myers, four great-grandchildren, Susan Hannah Elizabeth Myers Byers, Robert Lee Myers, Jr., Samuel Ray Myers and Sarah LeAnn Myers, one sister, Mrs. Maude Smith, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MYERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Lewis Myers, 99, who died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Hawk, and the Rev. Dr. William L. Duncan, pastor of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church, officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2002, at Happy Vally Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from deacons and friends at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Newford D. Owens

  
Newford D. Owens, 80, formerly of Rt. 1 and Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Wise County, Va., having lived in Elizabethton since 1940, he was the son of the late Wayland and Altha Rhoton Owens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Greene Owens in 1993, his step-mother, Laura Fletcher Owens, three brothers and one sister.
   Mr. Owens was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. He was retired from North American Rayon Corp. after 19 years. He was a Shriner and a member of the Hampton Masonic Lodge 750 F&AM. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army and Air Force.
   Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Claude (Pauline) Markham, Elizabethton, Mrs. Bill (Lillian) Hammonds, Gray, and Mrs. Chester (Gerry) Alley, Clinchport, Va., two brothers, Dexter Owens, Clinchport, Va., and Rex Owens, Daytona Beach, Fla., a step-sister, Lorraine Stone, Clinchport, Va., a step-brother, Elmer Dorton, Duffield, Va., and a niece, Roma Jean Deloach, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   OWENS -- Funeral services for Newford D. Owens, 80, formerly of Rt. 1 and Life Care Center of Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 20, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2002, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military honors to be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post 2166. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Doore, Jimmy Doore, Jim Doore, Carl Robinson, Robert Ray, Jr., and Glen Creasey. Honorary pallbearers will b friends and neighbors, fellow employees of North American Rayon Corp., men of Hampton Masonic Lodge, men of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church and employees of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence of the niece, Roma Jean Deloach, 1803 Field Rd., Elizabethton. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Lillian Hammonds, 189 Harwood Rd., Gray, Tenn. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Farelene Roberts

  
Farelene Roberts, 61, 853 Simerly Creek Rd., Hampton, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Arrangements are incomplete.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

May 21, 2002

Frances Buck

   Frances Buck, 73, formerly of Central community and Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Diane H. Bennett

  
Diane Bowling Hayes Bennett, 48, 412 Holly Lane, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 19, 2002, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of DeQueen, Ark., she was a daughter of Edith Brewer Bowling, Elizabethton, and the late Glen Bowling, who died in 1978. She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton.
   She was an inspector at Cantech Industries, Johnson City. Mrs. Bennett was a member of Keystone Free Will Baptist Church, Johnson City.
   In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Vestal W. Bennett, one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Anna Hayes, Johnson City, a brother and sister-in-law, Glen "Buggy" and Pauletta Bowling, Elizabethton, one grandson, Sean Hayes, one niece, Kristi Joyce Bowling, Elizabethton, and several aunts and uncles.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BENNETT -- Funeral services for Diane Bowling Hayes Bennett, 48, 412 Holly Lane, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. Bill Greer and Jim Storie officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The Keystone Trio will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, will be Brian Potter, Max Weber, Leroy Bennett, Lester Bennett, John Blackburn, Bobby Lyons, Scotty Hayes and Bill Cooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Lowell Hyder, Linda Lou Rasnick, April Whitaker, Howard Whitaker, members of Keystone Free Will Baptist Church, members of King Springs Baptist Church, security and staff of Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence or the residence of her mother, Edith Bowling, 208 Ferguson Ave., Elizabethton. 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 Bennett family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jacquelyn D. Pearson

  
Jacquelyn Diane Pearson died on May 18, 2002, after a battle with amyloidosis.
   Mrs. Pearson was born to John Berlin and Kathleen on June 11, 1941, in Hampton, Tenn. She and her husband Ron Pearson were married in 1962 and moved to the Dallas area in 1969. She graduated from Happy Valley High School in 1959. She was preceded in death in 1995 by her father, John Berlin Gouge.
   A graduate of North Texas State University, Mrs. Pearson became one of the region's first female stockbrokers. She retired in 2000 as a vice president of Prudential Securities.
   Mrs. Pearson was a lifelong member of her home church, Sinking Creek Baptist, Johnson City, Tenn. An avid supporter of the Republican Party, she served multiple terms as a governor's appointee to the state board of medical examiners.
   Survivors include her husband, Ron Pearson, her son, Travis, her daughter, Jessica, her mother, Kathleen Gouge of Johnson City, Tenn., her sister Linda Knopp of St. Louis, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews.
   In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Pearson may be made to the North Texas Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4086 Sandshell Dr., Ft. Worth, TX 76137, 817-306-7003.

May 20, 2002

Diane Bennett

  
Diane Bennett, 412 Holly Lane, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Maudie P. Byrd

  
Mrs. Maudie Parker Byrd, 78, Laughlin Rd., Unicoi, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Byrd was a native of Bakersville, N.C., having lived in Unicoi for the past 18 years. She was a daughter of the late Rath and Texie Street Parker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ike Street, in 1977, one brother, Simon Street, and one sister, Nada Harrell.
   Mrs. Byrd was a homemaker. She attended Harvestime Apostolic Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Rabe Byrd, two sons and daughters-in-law, J.P. and Evelyn Street, Unicoi, and J.R. and Carol Street, Gray, two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Hazel and George Huskins, Burnsville, N.C., and Wanda Sue and Ronald Huskins, Johnson City, nine step-sons and five step-daughters-in-law, Bob Street, Gibbs Byrd, Eddie Lee and Janet Byrd and David and Lisa Byrd, all of Unicoi, Charles and Betty Byrd, Jerry Byrd, and Daniel and Janice Byrd, all of Jonesborough, Wade and Yvonne Byrd, Greeneville, Paul Byrd, Erwin, two step-daughters and one step-son-in-law, Carolyn Gurley, Bervard, N.C., and Connie and Dwight Street, Elizabethton, one brother and sister-in-law, Coy and Vista Parker, Bakersville, N.C., 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 28 step-grandchildren, 18 step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, 423-743-1381, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BYRD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Maudie Parker Byrd, 78, 501 Laughlin Rd., Unicoi, who died Saturday, May 18, 2002, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tim Carver will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Grandsons Jamie Street, Kevin Street, Jeff Dayton and Shaun Street, and step-sons David Byrd, Charles Byrd and Eddie Lee Byrd will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Monday and at the cemetery by 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the residence of a daughter, Wanda Huskins, 121 Buffalo Valley Church Rd., Johnson City, TN 37601. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, 423-743-1381, is in charge of arrangements.
  
Wayne Cordell

  
Mr. Wayne Cordell, 74, 133 River Rd., Elizabethton, Tenn., died Sunday, May 19, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Cordell was a native of Carter County and was the son of the late Dairus and Zadie Harmon Cordell. He was preceded in death by two daughters.
   He was of the Baptist faith and was retired as a machinist from Inland Steel in Hammond, Ind.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Clois Guy Cordell of the home, one son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Belinda Cordell, Elizabethton, two granddaughters and their spouses, Rebecca Hope and Randy McIntosh, Elizabethton, and Samantha Denise and Ricky Reece, Elizabethton, five great-grandchildren, Dawn Clorice McIntosh, Dedra Lee McIntosh, Brittany Cecilia Wilson, Amber Reece and Dalton Clay Reece, all of Elizabethton, one sister, Filsty Cordell, Greeneville, Tenn., five brothers, Loren Cordell, Hampton, Tenn., Dan Cordell, Atlanta, Ga., Zane Cordell, Ohio, Glen Cordell, Jonesborough, Tenn., and Oliver Cordell, Elk Park, N.C., a cousin, Bobby Clawson of the home, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.
  
   CORDELL -- Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Cordell, 74, 133 River Rd., Elizabethton, who died Sunday, May 19, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Eddie Worthley. Interment will follow in the Flat Springs Cemetery at Flat Springs, N.C. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, or you may call at the residence, 133 River Rd., Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

May 19, 2002

Kirk P. Arnett

   Kirk P. Arnett, 78, formerly of Roan Mountain, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Stockton Residential Home for Elderly, Roan Mountain, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Arnett was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Jacob Walter and Cordie Jane Lacey Arnett. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Warren Arnett, and a sister, Mary Frances Arnett.
   Mr. Arnett was a retired carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served with the Army Air Corps in the European Theater.
   Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Dugger and Jeanie Jones, both of Roan Mountain; a son, Ricky Arnett, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Florence Birchfield and Eva Oxendine, both of Roan Mountain; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend at Stockton Residential Home for Elderly, Mamie Shell.
   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
  
   ARNETT -- Funeral services for Kirk P. Arnett, 78, formerly of Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, May 18, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Mark Street. Committal and entombment services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 20, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Monday for the committal service. Active pallbearers will be Jack Blackwell, Roger Heschong, Leroy Stockton, Leslie Roberson, Carl Brown and Mike Haggie. Honorary pallbearers will be Roby Hopson, Floyd Storie, Ralph Brown, Claude Lacey and Charles Lacey. A special thanks to the staff of Stockton Residential Home for Elderly and the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. For those who prefer in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Stockton Residential Home for Elderly, 104 Buck Road, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. 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.

Morrell E. Hardin

   Morrell Eston Hardin, 94, formerly of 137 Bill Nave Loop, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Hardin was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Alvin P. and Bessie Bowers Hardin. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Alfred Johnny Hardin, Greene E. Hardin and Leonard Hardin, and a sister, Naomi Hardin.
   Mr. Hardin was the Oldest Member of Blue Springs Christian Church. He retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 32 years of service. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM and was a 32nd Degree Mason for 52 years.
   Survivors include his wife, Vera Bowers Hardin, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Grant W. and Phyllis Hardin, Hampton; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Jamey and Renee Hardin, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Cindy Lenore Canter and Angela Hardin Shingleton, both of Elizabethton; a step-grandson, Gregory Lynn McKinney, Hampton; a step-granddaughter, Suzanne McKinney, Kingsport; three great-grandsons, Zachary Hardin, Elijah Shingleton and Dustin Canter, all of Elizabethton; a great-granddaughter, Keaton Shingleton, Elizabethton; a step-great-granddaughter, Madison Jane McKinney, Kingsport; a sister, Myrtle Buckles, Elizabethton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Garnie and Beulah Hardin, Hampton, and G.C. Hardin, Elizabethton; and two special friends, Bob Couzzi and Lillie Jean McNeal, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HARDIN -- Funeral services for Morrell Eston Hardin, 94, formerly of 137 Bill Nave Loop, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, May 16, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Richard Thomason and Mr. Don Marshall, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ray Estep and Russell Potter. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, at Grover Bowers Cemetery, Blue Springs Community. Active pallbearers will be Sheriff John Henson, the Carter County Sheriffs' Department and Bob Couzzi. Honorary pallbearers will be Max Collins, Jason Wilson, Grover Bowers, Steve Franklin, Gayle Oliver, Bosco Canter, Wayne Shingleton, Fred Cole and Dr. David Fenner. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 137 Bill Nave Loop, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Blue Springs Christian Church Fellowship Hall Fund, 107 Don Rominger Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Novella M. Henley

   Mrs. Novella M. Henley, 84, 172 Edgewater Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Henley was a native of Elk Park, N.C., and a daughter of the late James and Gertrude Dyson McKinney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Henley, in 1978, a daughter, JoAnn James, in 1975, one grandchild, one great-grandchild and several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Henley had lived in Erwin for a number of years before moving in with her daughter in 1985. She was a retired seamstress at Industrial Garments, Erwin, and was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Preston Carrico, Elizabethton; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Robert.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HENLEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Novella M. Henley, 84, 172 Edgewater Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 18, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Talmedge Brown and Mr. Kenneth Caswell officiating. Music will be provided by the Rev. Dean Presnell. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Evergreen Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, will be the Deacons and Elders of Valley Forge Christian Church. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren. A special "Thank You" to the Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Preston Carrico, 172 Edgewater Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Henley Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie A. Hughes

   Mrs. Mattie A. Shull Hughes, 77, of N.H.C. Healthcare Center, 3209 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, formerly of 1307 Lynnwood Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Hughes was a native of Carter County and had been a resident of Johnson City for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late John and Pearl Taylor Shull and was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Edward Hughes, in 1992, and by three brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and a member of Clifton View Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son, Wayne Hughes, Johnson City; a daughter, Joann Ramsey, Nolensville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Christopher Hughes, Dillon, S.C., Samantha Gullahorn, San Diego, Calif., and Nick Ramsey, Lexington, Va.; and a great-granddaughter, Morgan Hughes, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HUGHES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie A. Shull Hughes, 77, of N.H.C. Healthcare Center, 3209 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, formerly of 1307 Lynnwood Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 16, 2002, will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in the West Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Babb officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Those planning to attend the committal service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Monday to proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those who prefer to make memorial contributions may do so to the American Red Cross, 69 Wilson Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles R. Hyatt

   Charles Roscoe Hyatt, 59, 601 Maple Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Hyatt was a native of Carter County and a son of Mrs. June February Hyatt Bartz, Elizabethton, and the late Roscoe Hyatt. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Hyatt, April 30, 1995, and his grandparents, W.S. and Emma February.
   Mr. Hyatt was a 1961 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He had lived in the State of Washington from 1962 until he retired in 1995 and returned to Elizabethton. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the Operating Engineers Local 302, Seattle, Wash. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era, having served in the United States Army.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son and daughter-in-law, Bradley Charles and Melissa Hyatt, Elizabethton; three sisters, Linda Gail Adams, Johnson City, Debbie Carlson Stevenson of Michigan, and Carol Cox, Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Bob Hyatt, Elizabethton; a half brother, David Bartz, Elizabethton; and three grandchildren, Mark Miner, Steven Lapp and Brittany Hyatt.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HYATT -- Funeral services for Charles Roscoe Hyatt, 59, 601 Maple Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Hyder officiating. Music will be provided by Tracie Proffitt and Tracie Shelton. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the Willis Cemetery, Hampton. 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 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, will be Albert Willis, Harry Page, Curtis Morton, Bobby Morton, Greg Adams, Mark Miner and Steven Lapp. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Johnson, Joe Willis, John Hardin and Jeff Hyder. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Bob Hyatt, 120 Jenkins Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Hyatt Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 17, 2002

Morrell E. Hardin

   Morrell Eston Hardin, 94, formerly of 137 Bill Nave Loop, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center 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

Mattie A. Hughes

   Mrs. Mattie A. Shull Hughes, 77, of N.H.C. Healthcare Center, 3209 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, formerly of 1307 Lynnwood Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Hughes was a native of Carter County and had been a resident of Johnson City for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late John and Pearl Taylor Shull and was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Edward Hughes, in 1992, and by three brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and a member of Clifton View Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son, Wayne Hughes, Johnson City; a daughter, Joann Ramsey, Nolensville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Christopher Hughes, Dillon, S.C., Samantha Gullahorn, San Diego, Calif., and Nick Ramsey, Lexington, Va.; and a great-granddaughter, Morgan Hughes, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles R. Hyatt

   Charles Roscoe Hyatt, 59, 601 Maple Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Hyatt was a native of Carter County and a son of Mrs. June February Hyatt Bartz, Elizabethton, and the late Roscoe Hyatt. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Hyatt, April 30, 1995, and his grandparents, W.S. and Emma February.
   Mr. Hyatt was a 1961 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He had lived in the State of Washington from 1962 until he retired in 1995 and returned to Elizabethton. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the Operating Engineers Local 302, Seattle, Wash. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era, having served in the United States Army.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son and daughter-in-law, Bradley Charles and Melissa Hyatt, Elizabethton; three sisters, Linda Gail Adams, Johnson City, Debbie Bartz, Green Bay, Wis., and Carol Cox, Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Bob Hyatt, Elizabethton; a half brother, David Bartz, Elizabethton; and three grandchildren, Mark Miner, Steven Lapp and Brittany Hyatt.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the Willis Cemetery, Hampton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James M. Potter Jr.

   James M. "Bud" Potter Jr., 1561 Carolina Avenue, Kingsport, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Fort Sanders Medical Center.
   Mr. Potter was a son of Catherine Potter Hardin, Elizabethton, and the late J.M. "Poga" Potter Sr.
   Mr. Potter was a 1949 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a 1952 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he earned his master's degree in education. He was an Army veteran, having served as a first lieutenant in the Signal Corps.
   He was employed as vice principal and athletic director by Lynn View High School and Sullivan South High School, both of Kingsport. He retired after 33 years of service. He was a former Athletic Director of the Year for the state of Tennessee, and helped organize the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.
   Mr. Potter attended First Baptist Church of Kingsport where, he was a former teacher of the Men's Sunday School Class. He was a former Boys Club director in Elizabethton.
   He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238, Elizabethton; the Boosters Club at Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport; Moose Lodge No. 972; Kingsport Shrine Club; and the Jericho Temple.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Martha Nelms Potter; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Dave Petrea, Kingsport; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Dot Oaks, Eula Mae and Sid Hodge and Leota and Willie Holtsclaw, all of Elizabethton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Jody Nelms, Charlottesville, Va. Two grandchildren also survive.
   Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, (423) 245-4101, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   POTTER -- Calling hours for James M. "Bud" Potter Jr., 1561 Carolina Avenue, Kingsport, who died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, will be from 2 until 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at First Christian Church, Church Circle. The service will be held at the church at 5 p.m. Saturday with Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating. Music will be provided by Susan Hoover. Active pallbearers will be Don Atkins, Wallace Ketron, Freddie Walter, Carl Matherly, Wes Marticle, Graham Clark, Rick Spivey and Dennis Westmoreland. Honorary pallbearers will be Sullivan County and Kingsport City School administrators, former football players and all Big 9 coaches. Military and Masonic services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Oak Hill Cemetery. Military services will be provided by American Legion Hammond Post No. 3 Color Guard. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bud Potter Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1561 Carolina Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37664. Friends may call any time at the family's residence. Condolences may be sent to the family at cartertrentfh@chartertn.net. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Bud Potter family.

Jerry Potter

   Jerry Potter, 49, of Green Valley Center, Greeneville, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Potter was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Robert and Velma Potter.
   Survivors include two sisters, Barbara Russell, Elizabethton, and Rosemary Boling, Butler.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   POTTER -- Graveside services and interment for Jerry Potter, 49, of Green Valley Center, Greeneville, who died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Jenkins Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Waycaster officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, will be Mark Potter, Tim Lyons, Scotty Potter, Phil Carpenter, Ricky Potter and R.L. Potter. The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Potter Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 16, 2002

Ira L. Bowers

   Ira Luther Bowers, 86, 134 Danner Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Bowers was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Monroe and Ada Robinson Bowers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eula Novella Crumley Bowers, in 1983, and four grandchildren, Linda Buckles Brown, Ricky Buckles, Shirley Bowers and Barbara Bowers.
   Mr. Bowers was retired from the Cafeteria Department of North American Rayon Corporation. He was the Oldest Member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Nell Lethcoe, of the home, and Joyce and Cleveland Buckles, Elizabethton; a grandson, Randy Buckles; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob Buckles and Brent Buckles. Also surviving are his special friends at Nanny's Restaurant.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Ira Luther Bowers, 86, 134 Danner Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eric Wright and the Rev. James Hawk officiating. Music will be provided by the Hunter Memorial Baptist Church Choir, Patsy Childress, soloist, and Dean Palmer, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Reggie Scalf, Herman Crumley, Harold Lowe, Gordon Holly, Lawrence "Beardy" Holly, Kenneth Nave, Landon Campbell and Lemmie Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be the Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church, his church family, Guy Ford, Robert Lethcoe, Jack Kyte and his neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Bowers Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gerlean A. Lattimer

   Gerlean Anna Lattimer, 80, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Donald R. "Bob" and Debra K. Lattimer, 1015 Bluff Pointe Drive, Chaska, Minn., following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Lattimer was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John F. McGuire Sr. and Texia Church McGuire. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Alma Gray, Virginia McGuire and Sylvia Lane, and two brothers, Estill McGuire and Eustace McGuire.
   Mrs. Lattimer had lived in Cleveland, Ohio for several years before moving to Rome, Ga., where she retired from Pharr Yarns in Rome and returned to Elizabethton. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church where she was involved with the Women's Mission Programs. She was an avid quilter and seamstress. She had moved to Minnesota in December 2001.
   Survivors, in addition to her son and daughter-in-law, include a grandson, Marcus A. Lattimer, Wooster, Ohio; a granddaughter, Jessica L. Lattimer, of the home; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Russell McGuire, John F. McGuire Jr. and Ruth McGuire, all of Cleveland, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Lela McGuire, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   A memorial service will be conducted in Elizabethton next week. Arrangements will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

May 15, 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; a sister, Annie Potter, Roan Mountain; and a brother, John 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 service 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.

Ira L. Bowers

   Ira L. Bowers, 86, 134 Danner Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Brigid W. Hann

   Ms. Brigid Walker Hann, 33, 275 Elmer Walker Road, Jonesborough, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
   Ms. Hann was a native of South Bend, Ind., having lived in Unicoi County for 20 years before making her home in Jonesborough. She was a daughter of Mary Beth Wilson of South Bend, Ind., and the late H.D. Walker. She was also preceded in death by a nephew, Jacob D. Walker.
   Ms. Hann was a 1986 graduate of Unicoi County High School and was currently attending Northeast State Technical Community College, majoring in Business Management. She was employed for 10 years as supervisor for the S.M.T. Department at Siemens E. & A., Johnson City. She was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed Bracket Drag Racing.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her fiancé, Brent F. Hawkins, of the home; her stepmother, Anna Faye Ledford Walker, Erwin; a brother and sister-in-law, Kevin C. and Heather Walker, Sallisaw, Okla.; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Kathaleen A. Walker, Mt. Laurel, N.J., Molly E. and Billy Laws, Jonesborough, and Sue and Bonnie Humphrey, Reston, Va. Two nieces and two nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HANN -- Graveside services and interment for Ms. Brigid Walker Hann, 33, 275 Elmer Walker Road, Jonesborough, who died unexpectedly Sunday, May 12, 2002, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, in Oak Hill Cemetery, 205 Whitney Street, Johnson City, with the Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. The family, friends and minister may gather at the cemetery by 12:20 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Unicoi Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Molly Laws, 134 Laws Court, Jonesborough. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may plant a tree in remembrance of Brigid or memorial contributions to assist with funeral expenses may be made to Unicoi Funeral Home, P.O. Box 900, Erwin, TN 37650. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Gerlean A. Lattimer

   Gerlean Anna Lattimer, 80, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at the residence of her son, Donald Robert Lattimer, Chaska, Minn.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Jean D. Swafford

   Jean D. Swafford, 77, 149 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Swafford was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Dewey and Roxie Cowan Greenwell. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Carl, Bruce, Bobby, Hagy and James Greenwell.
   Mrs. Swafford was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include six sisters, Lois Guy, Betty Payne, Jane Ward and Gerleen Dugger, all of Butler, Shirley Ainesworth, Crete, Ill., and Margaret Cardena, Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Gervis Greenwell and Bobby Dean Greenwell, both of Butler, and Lon Greenwell, Mountain City; and two special aunts, Grace Stiltzer and Lizzie Stansberry. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SWAFFORD -- Graveside services and interment for Jean D. Swafford, 77, 149 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 13, 2002, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Cowan Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Woods officiating. Friends may view at the cemetery prior to the service. Friends may call at the home of any of the relatives. Condolences may be made to the family via e-mail at hux-lipford@funeral/plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Otis Whittemore Sr.

   Otis Whittemore Sr., 82, 375 Fiddlers Branch Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mr. Whittemore was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Will and Rena Cochran Whittemore. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Velma Grindstaff Whittemore, in 1985, and a brother, Roy Whittemore.
   Mr. Whittemore had lived in Michigan for a number of years before returning to Carter County. He was a retired employee of the Tecumseh Products Company of Tecumseh, Mich., and a member of Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Virginia Carver Whittemore; a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Bill Fleenore of Michigan; four sons, Otis Whittemore Jr., Kenneth Whittemore, Carroll Whittemore and Kyle Whittemore, all of Michigan; two stepdaughters, Kathie Clawson, Elizabethton, and Connie Hyder of Florida; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Roxie) Hyder, Erwin; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Gary Whittemore, and a special niece, Dorothy Chambers; and a special brother-in-law, Ray Tolley.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITTEMORE -- Funeral services for Otis Whittemore Sr., 82, 375 Fiddlers Branch Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bernie Jones and the Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Music will be provided by the Fairview Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, in the Carver Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday, will be Gary Whittemore, Wayne Whittemore, Jerome Street, Rondal Street, Shane Clawson, Eric Fleenore, Craig Whittemore, David Lund, Brandon Whittemore, William John Whittemore, Robert Whittemore and Chris Poston. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family and the staff and nurses of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Whittemore Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.