June 14, 2002

Edna L. Stinnett

   Edna Louise Cox Stinnett, 66, 2406 East Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Stinnett was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a daughter of the late Earl T. and Pearl Jones Cox. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ina Cox Cambron.
   Mrs. Stinnett was a former employee of Pic 'N' Pay Shoes and was a seamstress employed at Volunteer Blind Industries, Johnson City. She was a Presbyterian.
   Survivors include a daughter, Angela J.S. Whaley, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, C. Brian and Shannon B. Stinnett, Johnson City; two brothers, James "Jim" H. Cox, Elizabethton, and Robert C. "Bob" Cox, Johnson City; a sister, Vera M. Cox Rogers, Elizabethton; a grandson, Joseph Brian Stinnett, Johnson City; special friends, Susan and Anthony Bright, Karen and Chris Mattingly, Darrel Bright and her co-workers at Volunteer Blind Industries. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STINNETT -- Funeral services for Edna Louise Cox Stinnett, 66, 2406 East Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, June 10, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Pastor Tom Kock officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Pastor Greg Key will be in charge of graveside services. Active pallbearers will be C. Brian Stinnett, Adam Shelton and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Stinnett's co-workers at Volunteer Blind Industries. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 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. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Johnson City Lions Club, P.O. Box 902, Johnson City, TN 37605. Online condolences to the Stinnett Family may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

June 13, 2002

Margaret G. Hardin

   Margaret Grace Hardin, 86, 105 Ford Lane, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Hardin was a native of Sullivan County and the daughter of the late Charles and Ina Wolfe Carr. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hardin; four brothers, Bill Carr, Aulden Carr, Emory Carr and Mack Carr; and a sister, AnnaBelle Houser.
   Mrs. Hardin was a longtime member of Blountville Christian Church. She received her B.S. Degree in Elementary Education at Milligan College and taught school at Hunter Elementary for 40 years. She was a member of the Carter County Association of Retired Teachers and was elected into "Who's Who in American Education."
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ken Mann, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Kim Miller and her husband Carl, and Paula Kyte and her fiancé, Don Hall, all of Elizabethton; two great-granddaughters, Chelsea Miller and Abigail Kyte, both of Elizabethton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick and Mable Carr, Wilson and Pauline Carr and Vestal and Judith Carr, all of Blountville; three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Carr, Kingsport, Mary Alice Carr, Bristol, and Lucille Carr, Blountville; and special friends, Carl and Kathleen Bowers, 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 Margaret Grace Hardin, 86, 105 Ford Lane, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Leland Houser, minister, and the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Carl Miller Jr., Jeff Kyte, Donnie Hall, Bobby Carr, Hobert Carr, David Carr and Mack Carr Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, Dr. David Hecht, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, nurses and staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Housecall Home Health Care of Hampton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Joyce Mann, 120 Kimberly Lane, 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.

Elizabeth S. Heaton

   Elizabeth S. Heaton, of Travelers Rest, S.C., died Saturday, June 8, 2002. She was a resident of Beverly Healthcare, Hendersonville, N.C., at the time of her death.
   Miss Heaton was a native of Roan Mountain and a daughter of the late Elijah Franklin and Sarah Pritchard Heaton. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Frank Heaton and Billy G. Heaton, and a sister, Corinth Heaton Oxendine.
   Miss Heaton was a member of Roan Mountain United Methodist Church. A faithful and loyal caregiver, she spent most of her adult life caring for Mr. and Mrs. W.A. (Dorothy Heaton) Crumley and Mrs. John K. Heaton.
   Survivors include two sisters, Anna Belle Hitechew, Jonesborough, and Eloise Gray, Roan Mountain, and five brothers, James Heaton, Minneapolis, N.C., Harry Heaton, Roan Mountain, Ed Heaton, Gray, Robert Heaton, Colonial Heights, Va., and Paul Heaton of South Carolina.
   The Wood Mortuary, Inc., (877) 3353, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HEATON -- A memorial service for Elizabeth S. Heaton, of Travelers Rest, S.C., who died Saturday, June 8, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Roan Mountain United Methodist Church with her nephew, the Rev. John Lawson Hitechew, and Pastor Stephen Morrison officiating. Music will be provided by her nieces, Patsy Barnett and Glenda Gray. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roan Mountain United Methodist Church, Roan Mountain, Tenn. The Wood Mortuary, Inc., is in charge of arrangements.

Billy H. Hopson

   Billy Henry Hopson, 70, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002.
   Mr. Hopson was a member and deacon of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired truck driver for Overnite Transportation with more than 33 years of service.
   Mr. Hopson was preceded in death by his parents, Garrett and Carrie Hopson, a brother, Harry Hopson, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Dovie Tucker.
   Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Roma L. Hopson; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy Keith and Cathie Hopson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Tammy Easter and Hayli and Jack Williams; grandchildren, Amanda Hopson, Eric Easter, Blake and Alexandra Williams; four great-grandchildren, all of Knoxville; three sisters, Lucy Whitehead, Sara Whitehead and Edith Howard, all of Roan Mountain; and a brother, Conway Hopson, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Rose Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, (865) 538-8578, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HOPSON -- Funeral services for Billy Henry Hopson, 70, of Knoxville, who died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Rose Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Higgins officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Military Honors will be accorded by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Danny Whitehead, Jack Williams, Jim Horton, Jim Lloyd, Bruce Valentine and Craig Belitz. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mann Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel, Knoxville. Rose Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel, Knoxville, is in charge of arrangements.

June 12 , 2002

Billie J. Arnold

   Billie Jean Peters Arnold, 59, 213 South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Arnold was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Daniel and Dessie Garland Peters. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Rada Williams, and a brother, Conley H. Peters.
   Mrs. Arnold had lived in Hickory, N.C., for a number of years. She was retired due to disability from Shuford Mills, Hickory, N.C., and was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Walter David and Deanna Shoun, Elizabethton; six sisters, Francis Richardson, Bristol, Georgia Harris, Hickory, N.C., Willie Snodgrass, Violet Barnett and Betty Pierce, all of Elizabethton, and Carolyn Hyder, Hampton; a granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Shaun, Taylorsville, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Gail Robinson.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ARNOLD -- Funeral services for Billie Jean Peters Arnold, 59, 213 South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. Music will be provided by the New Liberty Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday and also at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, will be David Shaun, Michael Peters, Clayton Woodby, Chester Davenport, Bobby Richardson and Dallas White. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to the staff of the Intensive Care Unit of Sycamore Shoals Hospital for their care, compassion and support. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Violet Barnett, 143 Ford Lane, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Arnold Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice J. Phillips

   Beatrice Jane Phillips, 69, 707 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Phillips was a native of Queens, N.Y., and the daughter of the late William and Florance Williamson Munck. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
   Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker and was of the Presbyterian faith.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Sue and Robert Caponero, Walnutport, Pa., and Laura Phillips, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Fay Porcella, Queens, N.Y., and Laura Murray, Margaretvillle, N.Y. Six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   PHILLIPS -- Funeral services for Beatrice Jane Phillips, 69, 707 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, June 10, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Steven Meyerhoff officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence, 707 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Claude D. Richardson

   Claude D. Richardson, 62, 181 Dugger Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Richardson was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Raymond and Bertie Ward Richardson.
   Mr. Richardson was retired due to disability as a heavy equipment operator with Pierce Ditching Company. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith.
   Survivors include three sons, Raymond Claude Dean Richardson, Claudane Richardson and Johnny Richardson, all of Elizabethton; three sisters, Ethel Taylor and Jean Berry, both of Elizabethton, and Maxie Crowe, of Delaware; four brothers, Herman Richardson, Cona Ray Richardson, Etzel Richardson and Crusie Richardson, all of Elizabethton; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his companion of 33 years, Peggy Garland; a very special friend, Shane Taylor, and his wife Kathy; and a very special family, the late Ellen Richardson's Family. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Claude D. Richardson, 62, 181 Dugger Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, June 10, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. L.D. Livingston officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, in the Taylor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday, will be Kenvin Richardson, Rob Greer, Dillard Whitehead, Charles Carden, Roger Dale Taylor, Adam Taylor, Kim Richardson and Russell Bains. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Harmon, R.B. Hensley, Mac Slater, J.A. Stalcup Jr., L.D. Livingston, Rick Arnold, J.D. Ward, Harry Garland, Jacob Taylor, Dustin Carden, Logan Carden and employees of Pierce Ditching Company. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday. He is also survived by a very special family, the late Ellen Richardson's Family, who loved and made Claude a part of their family. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Richardson Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edna L. Stinnett

   Edna Louise Cox Stinnett, 66, 2406 East Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Stinnett was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a daughter of the late Earl T. and Pearl Jones Cox. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ina B. Cox.
   Mrs. Stinnett was a former employee of Pic 'N' Pay Shoes and was a seamstress employed at Volunteer Blind Industries, Johnson City. She was a Presbyterian.
   Survivors include a daughter, Angela J.S. Whaley, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, C. Brian and Shannon B. Stinnett, Johnson City; two brothers, James "Jim" H. Cox, Elizabethton, and Robert C. "Bob" Cox, Johnson City; a sister, Vera M. Cox Rogers, Elizabethton; a grandson, Joseph Brian Stinnett, Johnson City; special friends, Susan and Anthony Bright, Karen and Chris Mattingly, Darrel Bright and her co-workers at Volunteer Blind Industries. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STINNETT -- Funeral services for Edna Louise Cox Stinnett, 66, 2406 East Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, June 10, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Pastor Tom Kock officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Pastor Greg Key will be in charge of graveside services. Active pallbearers will be C. Brian Stinnett, Adam Shelton and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Stinnett's co-workers at Volunteer Blind Industries. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 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. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Johnson City Lions Club, P.O. Box 902, Johnson City, TN 37605. Online condolences to the Stinnett Family may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Story

   Mrs. Frances Story, 72, 3541 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Story was a native of Washington County and a daughter of Lowell Ellis, Jonesborough, and the late Laura Angell Ellis.
   Mrs. Story was a retired orthopedic nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital, where she was employed for over 20 years. She was a member of Union Church of Christ and an active member of Fig Tree Fellowship at Emmanuel School of Religion.
   Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Ollie Story, of the home; her stepmother, Wilma Ellis, Jonesborough; three daughters, Louise Mullins, Limestone, Sylvia Chiu and Freida Lewis, both of Jonesborough; a son, Fred Story, Limestone; two sisters, Margaret Sepello, Jonesborough, and Jeanne Bishop, Johnson City; a brother, William Ellis, Jonesborough; and a half sister, Lynda Larkin, Port St. John, Fla. Seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STORY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Story, 72, 3541 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough, who died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Theobald officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jason Story, Aaron Story, Joseph English, James Mullins, Juan Chiu and Terry Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Clifford Wiggins and Dr. David Hamilos. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence at other times. Memorial donations may be made to Fig Tree Fellowship, #1 Walker Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

June 11 , 2002

Edith M. Estep

   Edith M. Estep, 84, 1011 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   Miss Estep was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Henry B. and Bertie Scalf Estep. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lennis Lyons.
   Miss Estep was a member of East Side Christian Church.
   Survivors include four brothers, Hasford Estep and Warren G. Estep, both of Hampton, William M. Estep, Bristol, and Isaac Earl Estep, Johnson City, and a sister, Hildred Peeks, of Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ESTEP -- Funeral services for Edith M. Estep, 84, 1011 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, June 10, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. John H. Smith, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by Mary and John Smith. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Estep Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice J. Phillips

   Beatrice Jane Phillips, 69, 707 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 10, 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

Claude Richardson

   Claude Richardson, 62, 181 Dugger Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Robert L. Sisk

   Robert L. Sisk, 85, 604 Birch Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Sisk was a native of Russell County, Va., and the son of the late Hendy and Eveline Mutter Sisk. He was also preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
   Mr. Sisk was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. He was a member of the Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166 and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1512. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Maude Lester Sisk, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Duane Kelly, Morristown; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Mike and Kris Kelly, Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Rob Kelly, Knoxville; a sister, Ethel Kimbro, Elizabethton; and a special nephew, W.L. Kimbro, Norfolk, Va. Several other nephews and nieces also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SISK -- Funeral services for Robert L. Sisk, 85, 604 Birch Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, June 10, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. Don Marshall officiating. Music will be by Gene and Carolyn Estep. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with bagpiper Jon Shell. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from 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, 604 Birch Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

June 10 , 2002

Rosie Greer

   Rosie Greer, 74, formerly of 2947 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Greer was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Coy and Julia Story Parlier. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Fred Parlier, Lester Parlier, James Parlier and Clifford Parlier, and a sister, Ruth Wilcox.
   Mrs. Greer was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Dayton Ray Greer, of the home; two daughters, Peggy Evans, Hickory, N.C., and Joyce Wilson, Elizabethton; a son, Paul Greer, Geneva, Fla.; a brother, Dean Parlier, Hudson, N.C.; and two sisters, Lucille Cook, Granite Falls, N.C., and Loy Rowe, Hickory, N.C. Six grandchildren, one 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
  
   GREER -- Funeral services for Rosie Greer, 74, formerly of 2947 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, June 8, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Richard Estep and the Rev. Roy Wilson officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from the Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Beck Mountain Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 2947 Siam 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.

June 9, 2002

Dorothy F. Deloach

  
Dorothy Fay Deloach, 70, 163 Swimming Pool Rd., Hampton, died Friday, June 7, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   A Miami, Fla., native, she had lived in Elizabethton since 1947. She was the daughter of the late Dotson and Elizabeth Barnes Marrs. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jocelyn Hendrix, and a brother, Ray Marrs.
   Mrs. Deloach was a member of Hampton First Baptist church for 53 years. She was a retired employee of Univac.
   Survivors include her husband, Albert James Deloach, of the home, two daughters and one son-in-law, Gwen Hendrix, Hampton, Libby and Bobby Shipley, Oak Ridge, one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Ginger Deloach, Elizabethton, five granddaughters, Heather Hopland, Bluff City, Curry Deloach, Johnson City, Glenna Shipley, Karen Shipley and Amy Shipley, all of Oak Ridge, two sisters, Jackie Atchley, Maryville, Myrle Longmire, Rockwood, one brother, Clay Marrs, Johnson City, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   DELOACH -- Funeral services for Dorothy Fay Deloach, 70, 163 Swimming Pool Rd., Hampton, who died Friday, June 7, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2002, in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Revs. Mike Hyder and Jim Archer officiating. The graveside service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2002, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Raymond Calhoun , Jerry Young, Howard Julian, A.C. Burgess, Lewis Honeycutt, George Smith, Tip Smith, and James Glover. Honorary pallbearers will be D.C. Simerly, deacons at Hampton First Baptist Church, Dwayne Calhoun, Wayne Deloach, Dr. Scott Caudle, Dr. Daniel Paul, Bob McClain, Larry Shoun, the Rev. Tim Ross, Jim Andrews, Jack Smith and Ronnie Morton. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2002, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2002, in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick funeral Home, Elizabethton, or friends may also visit at the residence, 163 Swimming Pool Rd., Hampton, any time. 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

Grady W. Taylor

  
Grady W. Taylor, 87, formerly of 189 Sunrise Dr., Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, in the Pine Ridge Care Center following a brief illness.
   A Carter County native, he was the son of the late George Washington and Matilda Peters Taylor. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Taylor and Veda Grindstaff, four brothers, Gilbert Taylor, Emra Taylor, Luther Taylor and Zaney Taylor.
   Mr. Taylor was a member and former deacon of Stoney Creek Baptist Church. He was a retired carpenter.
   Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Taylor, Elizabethton, two daughters and sons-in-law, Inez and Gene Hampton, Stafford, Va., and Angela and Terry Wilson, Knoxville, Tenn., two sons and daughters-in-law, Benny and Betty Taylor, Bluff City, and Gaylon and Susan Taylor, Laurel Bloomery, five sisters, Amanda Eggers, Burless Bowers, Annalee Oliver, Lillian Wilson and Gennieve Farmer, all of Elizabethton, seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Grady W. Taylor, 87, formerly of 189 Sunrise Dr., Elizabethton, who died Saturday, June 8, 2002, in the Pine Ridge Care Center, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2002, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Revs. Richard Estep and Richard Bowers officiating. Music will be under the direction of Christina Lewis, soloist. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2002, in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the nephews. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2002, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2002, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. 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

Betty C. Trivette

  
Betty Katherine Caudill Trivette, 67, 225 Hart Rd., Elizabethton, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at her residence.
   A native of Ashe County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late S.J. and Nora Black Caudill. She had lived a number of years in Carter County.
   She was a retired employee of the Carter County School System, having retired as custodian at Central Elementary School. Mrs. Trivette was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, James E. Trivette, five sons and daughters-in-law, James Dolan "Don" and Diane Trivette, Toledo, Ohio, Terry Wayne and Lori Trivette, Roger Dale and Ginny Trivette, and Robert Dean and Shelia Trivette, all of Elizabethton, and Jerry Allen and Pamela J. Trivette of Connecticut, two sisters, Ollie McQueen, Elizabethton, and Patsy "Pat" David, Cleveland, Ohio, one brother, Jack William Caudill, Lansing, N.C., eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, her special friends, Jean Hart and Rachel Harr, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   TRIVETTE -- Funeral services for Betty Katherine Caudill Trivette, 67, 225 Hart Rd., Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. Randy Johnson, Charlie Trivette and Edward Davis officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park, with the Revs. Jeff Davis and Roger Gregory officiating. Music will be by the praise choir of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church and Ben Johnson, soloist. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday, will be Bill Caudill, Randy Trivette, William "Bill" Davis, Kyle McQueen, Greg Trivette, Raymond Mann, and Jimmy Dale Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews, her church family, Gayle Hampton, Dr. Richard Bowie and nurse Caroline. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Trivette family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mack D. Winters

  
Mack David Winters, 74, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Friday, June 7, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Winters was the son of Dave and Rebecca Roark Winters, formerly of Johnson City. He was a Johnson City native and lived in Toledo, Ohio, for a number of years. Mr. Winters was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Clifford Winters.
   He retired from Chrysler Motors due to a medical disability.
   Mr. Winters is survived by two sons, Jack Winters and Mike Winters, both of Toledo, Ohio, a sister, Joan Mottern, a brother-in-law, Harry "Fuzz" Mottern, 809 Riverview Dr., Elizabethton, and five grandchildren.
   Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Ave., 928-2245, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WINTERS -- Funeral services for Mack David Winters, 74, Life Care Center, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Mausoleum Chapel at Monte-Vista Burial Park, with the Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery. Friends may register 30 minutes prior to the service in the chapel at Monte-Vista. Friends may also call at the home of Mr. Winters' sister, Mrs. Harry Mottern, 809 Riverside Dr., Elizabethton. Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Ave., 928-2245, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

June 7, 2002

Jerald G. Briggs

   Jerald G. Briggs, 67, of Switland, Md., died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Briggs was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clate W. Briggs Sr.
   Mr. Briggs was a 1953 graduate of Elizabethton High School and served two years in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Force.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Briggs, of the home, and two brothers, the Rev. Clate W. Briggs Jr. and Joel A. Briggs, both of Elizabethton.
   Interment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Mary Briggs, 38211 Saint Barnabas Road, Switland, MD 20746-3224.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton.

J.R. Shipley

   J.R. John Rhudy Shipley, 99, 128 Shiloh Street, Lugoff, S.C., formerly of Bullocks Hollow Community, Watauga, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Shipley was a native of Carter County and the son of the late J.M. and Mary Elizabeth Richards Shipley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Bullock Shipley, November 23, 1978, a daughter, Frances Colbaugh, and a son, William "Henry" Shipley.
   Mr. Shipley was of the Baptist faith and was a retired employee of Bemberg Corporation.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Vernon Pike, Lugoff, S.C., Betty and Luther Hammitt, Elizabethton, and Barbara and Tom Rasberry, Petersburg, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Ethel Shipley, Lugoff, S.C.; and two sisters, Ida Morris and Ollie Massengill, both of Watauga. Twelve grandchildren, 20 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
  
   SHIPLEY -- Funeral services for J.R. John Rhudy Shipley, 99, 128 Shiloh Street, Lugoff, S.C., formerly of Bullocks Hollow Community, Watauga, who died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Rocky Maines, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Weaver Cemetery, Bristol. Active pallbearers will be Gene Pike, Carl Kelly, J.L. Hammitt, Johnny Shipley, Charles Mack Carr, Tommy Taylor, Richard Jones and Joe Colbaugh. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Shipley to Hospice of Kershaw County South Carolina, 2001 W. Dekalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

June 6, 2002

James L. Ferguson

   James L. "Jim" Ferguson, 89, 105 West G Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Ferguson was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County and the son of the late W. Everett and Linnia Roe Ferguson. He was also preceded in death by a son, Phillip D. Ferguson, in 1978, and by three brothers and a sister.
   Mr. Ferguson was retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include his wife, Ruby I. Richardson Ferguson, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, James E. and Sonja Ferguson, Sam L. and Carolyn Ferguson and David R. and Kristy Ferguson, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Sarah Grindstaff, Elizabethton, and Maude Nance, Johnson City; and four grandchildren, Wendy Campbell, Johnson City, Jamie Ferguson, Carolee Ferguson and Phillip Ferguson, all of Elizabethton.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   FERGUSON -- Funeral services for James L. "Jim" Ferguson, 89, 105 West G Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. Don Marshall and the Rev. Jamie Ferguson officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett and Mrs. Patti Hodge, soloists. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, in the Highland Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Joe Nance, Bob Miller, Rick Campbell, Phillip Ferguson, Robert Medley, Donald Medley, Michael Medley, Joseph D. Ferguson, Chip Shuler and Johnny Burchett. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence, 105 West G Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Robert A. Hahn, 74, Twig Trail, De Land, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Florida Hospital, De Land.
   Mr. Hahn was a native of Canton, Ohio, and had resided in Elizabethton, Tenn., before moving to De Land in 1995.
   Mr. Hahn was a U.S. Navy Veteran and was a retired salesman with City Publishing Company in Independence, Kan. He was a member of the F&AM Scottish Rite.
   Survivors include his wife, Wanda Hahn; a son, Douglas Crockett, Jacksonville; two daughters, Pamela Bell, Brownsburg, Ind., and Paula Hahn, East Lyme, Conn.; and a sister, Elaine Patterson, Winston-Salem, N.C. Five grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Tampa Unit, P.O. Box 31356, N. Tampa, FL 33639-1356.
   Daytona Funeral Home, Daytona Beach, Fla., (904) 252-1511, was in charge of arrangements.

Carl M. Stout

   Carl M. Stout, 81, 171 Big Sandy Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Stout was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Cannie and Essie W. Stout. He was also preceded in death by a brother, L.Z. "Buddy" Stout, and a sister, Jeanette Richardson.
   Mr. Stout was of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include a daughter, Charlene Stout, Renton, Wash.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin (Libby) Stout, Elizabethton, Kimmy Stout, Burlington, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Stevie Stout, Elizabethton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ossie and Mary Stout and J.L. Stout, all of Elizabethton; and two special friends, Justin and Jarod, 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
  
   STOUT -- Funeral services for Carl M. Stout, 81, 171 Big Sandy Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Joe Carrier, Ronnie Carrier, Rondal Lowe, Jeff Stout, Dale Stout and Steve Stout. 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 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Kevin Stout, 603 Sunset 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.

Helen R. Wilson

   Helen Ruth Jones Wilson, 75, 101 Franklin Place, Apartment #2, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Wilson was a native of Sullivan County and the daughter of the late John Paul and Nell Sanders Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Fred Payne, Dewey Adams and John B. Wilson; a son, John M. Adams; and two brothers, C.J. Jones and Ralph Jones.
   Mrs. Wilson was a member of Word of Life Church of God, Elizabethton. She retired in 1997 as a carrier for the Elizabethton Star and was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include two daughters, Gwendolyn D. Sloan and Teresa Hammitt, both of Elizabethton; three sons, Joseph C. Payne, Kingsport, Wallace Adams, Chuckey, and Dewey Sloan, Johnson City; a sister, Mary Frances Cox, Ft. Myers, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Gordon White.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILSON -- Graveside services for Helen Ruth Jones Wilson, 75, 101 Franklin Place, Apartment #2, Elizabethton, who died Monday, June 3, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the Mausoleum Chapel of Monte Vista Burial Park with Pastor Eddie Childress officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion Hammond Post #3. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone is requested to meet at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Word of Life Church of God, c/o Pastor Eddie Childress, 122 White Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements especially for the Wilson Family.

June 5, 2002

Lynn A. Best

   Word has been received here of the death of Lynn Ann Best of Maryville.
   Mrs. Best died Thursday, May 30, 2002, from injuries suffered in a car wreck.
   She was the daughter of the late L.W. and Della Sutton Brown of the Braemar community.
   Mrs. Best was a former teacher at Cloudland High School and formerly served as a librarian for the Tennessee Valley Authority and Maryville College.
   Among her survivors are her husband, Edwin Best Jr.; three grandchildren; a sister, Mary Gladys Pieper; and a sister-in-law, Mary Emma Brown of Elizabethton and her two sons, Lynn W. and Sutton Brown of Elizabethton.
   Funeral services and interment were held June 2 in Maryville.

James L. Ferguson

   James L. "Jim" Ferguson, 89, 105 West G Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Randy Jackson

   Randolph "Randy" Jackson, 65, 207 Green Pond Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Jackson was a native of Johnson City and had lived most of his life in the area. He was a son of Cliner and Martha Walker Jackson, Johnson City.
   Mr. Jackson was a former brick mason and retired as a custodian for the Johnson City Power Board. He attended the Johnson City Church of God.
   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Karloff and Antonio "Tony" Jackson.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Louise Dugger Jackson, of the home; two sons, Daniel Cliner Jackson and the Rev. David James Jackson, both of Johnson City; a daughter, Barbara Timbs, Johnson City; a son-in-law, Rick Timbs, Johnson City; a daughter-in-law, Kerry Jackson, Johnson City; a brother, Garey L. Jackson, Johnson City; two sisters, Carmelita Hankal, Jonesborough, and Judy Howell, Johnson City; two sisters-in-law, Cinda and Iva Jean Jackson, both of Johnson City; two granddaughters, Tammy and Monica Jackson, both of Johnson City; and special friends, Ralph and Marianna Shick, of Arizona. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JACKSON -- Funeral services for Randolph "Randy" Jackson, 65, 207 Green Pond Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. C. Bryant Collins officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees and retirees of the Johnson City Power Board. Committal services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, International Shrine Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1460. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry E. Sayers

   Jerry E. Sayers, 55, 1422 Walnut Grove Road, Jonesborough, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Sayers was a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., and the son of Velma Lynch Sayers and the late Bowie Crockett Sayers Jr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Davie Sayers.
   Mr. Sayers was a professor at East Tennessee State University in the Computer Science Department. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from the University of Tennessee and a Masters of Science in Mathematics from Memphis State University. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Vietnam and received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal V Device and Combat Infantryman Badge Air Medal.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Sheila Dawn Sayers, of the home; a son, Jerry Alan Sayers, Johnson City; a stepson, Jason Cathelyn, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister and brother-in-law, Donna S. and Jim Dik, Johnson City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Milton Dennis and Lucille Sayers, Lawndale, N.C., and Alan and Wanda Sayers, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Terry Countermine, Steve Lyon, Ken Lyon and Carl Williams, all of Johnson City, Dave Robinson, Jonesborough, Kurt Huffman, Washington County, Evans Adams, Durango, Colo., Tom Bateridge, Missoula, Mont.; and the Faculty of the Computer Science Department of ETSU.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SAYERS -- The memorial service for Jerry E. Sayers, 55, 1422 Walnut Grove Road, Jonesborough, who died Monday, June 3, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services with eulogies delivered by family and friends. Music will be provided by friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services and at the residence, 1422 Walnut Grove Road, Jonesborough, at any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to ETSU Computer Science Department -- Carter County Project, P.O. Box 70711, Johnson City, TN 37614. Mr. Sayers was the founder of this project and memorials will aid in continuing his work. Mr. Sayers was an avid hiker, sailboarder, snowskier, mountain climber and numismatist. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at tetrickjc@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements especially for the Sayers Family.

John Shipley

   John Shipley, 99, 128 Shiloh Street, Lugoff, S.C., formerly of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his 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

Jimmie S. Shoun

   Jimmie Sherrill Shoun, 72, 627 Main Street, Butler, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Shoun was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Thelmer Sherrill and Pauline Copeland Shoun. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Kenneth and Donald Shoun.
   Mr. Shoun had lived in Michigan and Indiana for 33 years before returning to Butler. He was a retired pipefitter with Miles Laboratory in Elkhart, Ind., and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict where he was the recipient of The Bronze Star and The Oak Leaf Cluster. He attended Cobbs Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Judy Shoun, Zolfo Springs, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, George and Cathy Shoun, Constantine, Mich.; one aunt, Mary Nutter, Radford, Va.; and two uncles, George Shoun, Butler, and John Shoun, Bunkie, La.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHOUN -- Graveside services for Jimmie Sherrill Shoun, 72, 627 Main Street, Butler, who died Monday, June 3, 2002, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 6, in the Butler Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow the service with Military Honors accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Paul Campbell, Paul Clawson, Tom Kyte, Ron Williams, Larry Shoun, Frank Osborne and Junior McQueen. Honorary pallbearers will be George Campbell, Bob Cable, George Shoun, Tom Collins, Brad McQueen, Jay Matherly and Ebb Matherly. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Shoun Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Helen J. Wilson

   Helen Jones Wilson, 75, 1506 Stateline Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Wilson was a native of Sullivan County and a lifelong resident of this area. She was a daughter of the late John Paul Jones and Nell Sanders Jones and was also preceded in death by her husbands, Fred Payne, Dewey Lee Adams and Johnny B. Wilson, and by two brothers.
   Mrs. Wilson was an Air Force Veteran of World War II and was a retired carrier for the Elizabethton Star. She was a member of the Word of Life Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include three sons, Joseph C. Payne, Kingsport, Wallace Adams, Chuckey, and Dewey Slone, Johnson City; two daughters, Gwendolyn D. Slone and Teresa Hammitt, both of Elizabethton; and a sister, Mary Frances Cox, Ft. Myers, Fla. Eleven grandchildren, 11 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.

June 4, 2002

Sherrill Shoun

   Sherrill Shoun, 72, 627 Main Street, Butler, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

June 3, 2002

Margaret L. Edens

   Margaret Lipford Edens, 75, 2208 West G Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Edens was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Elijah and Ellen Eggers Peters. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Buster Lipford, in 1953, and by nine brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Edens had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was retired from Pharmacil-Baxter Corporation in Johnson City and was presently employed as a Food Sampler at Food City. She was a member of West Side Christian Church and the Women's Fellowship Sunday School Class where she had served as president for several years.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Russell Kyte, Elizabethton, and Glenda and Wayne Treadway, Dandridge; a sister, Mildred Hart, Elizabethton; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, David and Amie Kyte, Elizabethton, and William Glenn Treadway, Murray, Ky.; a great-granddaughter, Taylor Kyte, Elizabethton; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Williams, Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   EDENS -- Funeral services for Margaret Lipford Edens, 75, 2208 West G Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, June 1, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Josh Jeffers and the Rev. Sherrel Nave officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, will be Darrell Ward, Van Maxwell, Jimmy Eggers, Jonathan Whitehead, Jackie Peters, Gene Grindstaff, Gary Swift and Russell Kyte. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Grindstaff, Raymond Bautista, Luther McKeehan, Bill Shanks and Doug Stair. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Edens Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha O. Guinn

   Bertha "Cricket" Otterine Guinn, 74, 1100 Estate Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Guinn was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a daughter of the late Theodore and Nancy Jane Colyer Robinson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David M. Guinn, and a son, Lee Edwin Hoss.
   Mrs. Guinn was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City, where she was active in the Ladies Circle.
   Survivors include a daughter, June Campbell-Browder, Jonesborough; a son, Bobby J. Hoss, Johnson City; a sister, June Adkins, Johnson City; and five grandchildren, George H. Campbell Jr., Tamara Leigh Suydam, B.J. Hoss, Brian Hoss and Bradley Hoss. Three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GUINN -- Graveside services for Bertha "Cricket" Otterine Guinn, 74, 1100 Estate Drive, Johnson City, who died Saturday, June 1, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Monte Vista Burial Park with the Rev. Jesse Curtis officiating. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery for this service. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, June Campbell-Browder, 200 Main Street Village Drive, Jonesborough, at any time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Grace Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 2110 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Fred W. Hall

   Fred W. Hall, 80, 104 Donna Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Hall was a native of Wytheville, Va., but had been a resident of Carter County for the last 30 years. He was the son of the late Walter and Nora Bland Hall.
   Mr. Hall retired from the VA Medical Center after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific, and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #17. He was a member of East River Park Christian Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher for several years.
   Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Hazel Greer Hall, of the home, and four daughters and three sons-in-law, Wanda and John Manson, Cashiers, N.C., Dianne and Johnie Jones, Fruitland Park, Fla., Jan and John Bunce, Diamonhead, Miss., and Regina Duckett, Mendota, Va. Seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HALL -- Fred W. Hall, 80, 104 Donna Avenue, Elizabethton, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Saturday, June 1, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Hall was a native of Wytheville, Va., but had been a resident of Carter County for the last 30 years. He was the son of the late Walter and Nora Bland Hall. Mr. Hall retired from the VA Medical Center after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific, and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #17. He was a devoted Christian and a member of East River Park Christian Church, where he faithfully served as a Sunday School teacher for several years. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Hazel Greer Hall, of the home, and four daughters and three sons-in-law, Wanda and John Manson, Cashiers, N.C., Dianne and Johnie Jones, Fruitland Park, Fla., Jan and John Bunce, Diamonhead, Miss., and Regina Duckett, Mendota, Va. Seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Joel Stauffer, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edwin Taylor. Committal and entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: David Meredith, Robin Meredith, Matthew Jones and Jonathan Nave, and the following sons-in-law: Johnie Jones, John Manson and John Bunce. Honorary pallbearers will be members of East River Park Christian Church, members of the Path Finders Sunday School Class of East River Park Christian Church, and a special friend, Glenn Reynolds. 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 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence, 104 Donna Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Hall to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

June 2, 2002

Guessie G. Ellis

   Guessie Gladys Ellis, 91, 159 Ellis Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C., following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Ellis was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Jeff and Dolly Miller Perkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James B. Ellis; a daughter, Sandra Birchfield; a grandson, Derek Birchfield; and by four sisters and four bothers.
   Mrs. Ellis was a member of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, J.B. and Nan Ellis, Gary Ellis and Joe Ellis, all of Roan Mountain, and seven grandchildren, Pam Ellis, Charleston, S.C., Kim Ellis, Charlotte, N.C., Tami Hagie, Roan Mountain, John Ellis, Lenoir, N.C., Michelle Birchfield, Marion, N.C., Jill Birchfield, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Donann Birchfield, Houston, Texas. Eleven great-grandchildren and 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
  
   ELLIS -- Funeral services for Guessie Gladys Ellis, 91, 159 Ellis Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, June 1, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Gerald Holly, minister, and the Rev. Delaney Berry officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gloria Holly. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, at Perry Cemetery, Shell Creek Community. Active pallbearers will be Jack Perkins, Clifford Perkins, Delaney Berry, Hal Hagie, Johnny Ledford and Donnie Morgan. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Morgan, Howard Vance, members of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church, Warren Ledford, Ray Nichols, Wayne Carrier, Jim Green and Jeff McKinney. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Ellis to Lower Shell Creek Christian Church, P.O. Box 127, 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.

Nelle G. Hazelwood

   Mrs. Nelle Gertrude Hazelwood, 94, 123 Oscar Johnson Road, Hampton, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Hazelwood was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Oscar P. and Lorina Katherine Morton Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward S. Hazelwood; a daughter, Fern Simerly, April 10, 2002; three brothers, Albert, John and Paul Smith; three sisters, Bell Ivester, Grace Pierce and Pamela Hauk; and a grandson.
   Mrs. Hazelwood was a member of Union Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four daughters, Betty Estep, Dorothy Hazelwood and Cordia "Tootsie" Berry, all of Hampton, and Polly Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a son, Carl L. Hazelwood, Hampton; and a sister, Pauline Lewis, Elizabethton. Sixteen grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HAZELWOOD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nelle Gertrude Hazelwood, 94, 123 Oscar Johnson Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, May 30, 2002, were conducted at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Beal and the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Music was provided by Ann Hazelwood Stepp. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the Morton-Cave Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be George Hazelwood, Donnie Carden, Paul Stalcup, Bill Stalcup, Lester Smith, Phillip Hilman Jr., Bobby Ray James, Chris Lambert and Harry Gregg. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of any of the children. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy McKinney

   Miss Dorothy McKinney, 91, formerly of 109 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following a brief illness.
   Miss McKinney was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Dexter and Maura Hughes McKinney.
   Miss McKinney was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include nieces and nephews.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ethel P. Smith

   Mrs. Ethel Poole Smith, 77, 255 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at her home.
   Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late David H. and Maggie Richardson Poole.
   Survivors include her husband, Thomas H. Smith, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David A. Smith, St. Louis, Mo., and Craig A. and Kathy Smith, Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and A.J. Gilland, Zuni, N.M.; a brother and sister-in-law, James L. and Betty Sue Poole, Sparta, N.C.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Virginia and Bays Hash, Sparta, N.C., and Lucy Royall, Roaring Gap, N.C.; a brother-in-law, Joe M. Andrews, Sparta, N.C.; two grandsons, Eliot Smith and Eric Smith, both of Johnson City; and a brother and sister-in-law, Lois and Bower Irwin, Fayettville, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Grandview Memorial Funeral Home, Grandview Drive Ext., Sparta, N.C., (336) 372-5621, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SMITH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Poole Smith, 77, 255 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 30, 2002, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Sparta, N.C. The family will receive friends from 3 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and at other times at the Poole homeplace, New Haven Road, in the Twin Oaks Community. An interment service will be held at a later date. The family requests that memorials be made to Mtn. State Health Foundation Hospice, 1021 West Oakland Avenue, Suite 103, Johnson City, TN 37604. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home, Sparta, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret A. Taylor

   Margaret A. Taylor, 62, formerly of 130 Wiseman Lane, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at NHC Healthcare, Johnson City, following an extended illness.
   Ms. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Bernie and Ella Roark McCurry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, CWO Isaac B. Taylor, U.S. Navy Ret., and a son, Douglas E. Crawley.
   Ms. Taylor was a member of Clark Street Baptist Church, Johnson City. She was owner/operator of Taylor Made Styling Salon.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Daphne and Randy Berg, Johnson City, and Kevyn and Darrell Fields, Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren, Kayleigh Berg, Johnson City, and John Landers, Richmond, Va.; a stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Eva and Lacy Hunter, Johnson City; two stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Mark and Heather Taylor, Greer, S.C., and Robert and Jean Taylor, Front Royal, Va.; five stepgrandchildren, Lili Price, Johnson City, Charles and Hannah Taylor, Greer, S.C., and Andy and Shannen Taylor, Front Royal, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Barbary McCurry, Roan Mountain; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Bonnie and Lewis Odom and Peggy Garland, 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
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Margaret A. Taylor, 62, formerly of 130 Wiseman Lane, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 30, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Duncan officiating. Interment will follow the service at Johnson-Roan View Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Scott Garland, Rick Heaton, Randy Odom, Cliff LaFond, Sean Washington and Chris Berg. Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Odom, Clarence Garland Jr. and the staff of NHC Healthcare. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Daphne Berg, 2407 Hawthorne Drive, Johnson City, or at the residence of a sister, Bonnie Odom, 164 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Ms. Taylor to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.