August 14, 2002

Josiah D. Casillas

   Josiah Daniel Casillas, infant son of Juan Daniel Casillas and Sarah Raquel Watts, 927B Pine Ridge Circle, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandfather, Tony Watts, Jonesborough; his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Larry and Fonda Robin Thomas, Elizabethton; and his paternal grandmother, Nohra Garcia, Elizabethton.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, August 16, at Highland Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 3:55 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the residence at any time. 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

Ashley Y. Price

   Ashley Younce Price, 19, 285 Roosevelt Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at Watauga Point, Hampton, in a swimming accident in Watauga Lake.
   Ms. Price was a native of Washington County, but had lived in Elizabethton all her life. She was the daughter of Rick and Debbie Estep Younce, of the home.
   Ms. Price was a member of Lighthouse for Jesus Church. She was a 2000 graduate of Unaka High School, where she was a member of the Lady Rangers Basketball Team.
   She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Norma Kyte Younce, her maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Donna Bailey, and her maternal grandmother, Hattie Estep.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister, Holly Younce, of the home; her maternal grandparents, Larry and Roma Bailey Estep, Hampton; her maternal great-grandfather, Hasford Estep, Hampton; her paternal grandparents, Joe and Kathy Younce, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PRICE -- Funeral services for Ashley Younce Price, 19, 285 Roosevelt Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, August 11, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15, at Lighthouse for Jesus Church, 2680 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Bill Younce officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 16, at Bailey Cemetery in the Dennis Cove Community. Active pallbearers will be Brian Estep, Brian Norris, Keith Younce, Steve Sigman, Joseph Younce, Bobby Winters and Jerry Estep. Honorary pallbearers will be Angela Price, Lekisha Roper, Laura Parkey, members of the Unaka High School Lady Rangers Basketball Team and members of the 2000 Graduating Class of Unaka High School. Everyone will meet at the church 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 at the church. A trust fund has been set up for the Ashley Younce Price Family at Elizabethton Federal Savings and Loan, 112 N. Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Stanley McDaniel

   The Memorial Service for Mary Stanley McDaniel, 77, who passed away Thursday, August 8, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2002, at First United Methodist Church in Elizabethton with Rev. Buford Hankins and Rev. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First United Methodist Church Preschool Renovation Fund, First United Methodist Church, 325 East "E" Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Ms. McDaniel was a devoted mother and friend whose love and humor touched many lives. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Frank Lawless of Powell, TN; three sons and daughters-in-law, Louis and Ruth McDaniel of Johnson City, Michael and Patti McDaniel of Elizabethton, and Larry and Terrie McDaniel of Rustburg, VA; two sisters, Catherine Rutherford of Johnson City and Natelie Mills of Loudon, TN; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address mikemed@preferred.com.

August 13, 2002

Virgil J. Byrd

   Virgil J. Byrd, 74, 104 Betterley Place, Elizabethton, died Monday, August 12, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a short illness.
   Mr. Byrd was a native of Gasden, Tenn., and a son of the late Arlie A. and Eula Belle Roberts Byrd. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Chester Byrd.
   Mr. Byrd was a former social worker with the Department of Human Services in Elizabethton. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and had attended the Church of God.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James D. and Denise Byrd, Memphis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Dr. Edmond Owen, Memphis, and Anita and Jack Johnson, Chicago, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and a companion Cat, "Camper." Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   BYRD -- Funeral services for Virgil J. Byrd, 74, 104 Betterley Place, Elizabethton, who died Monday, August 12, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Brother John Cook officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Military Honors will be accorded by the Capt. Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Oliver, G.W. McNeil and Dewey Robinette Jr. A special "Thank You" to Dorothy Merritt for her wonderful care. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.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.

Maude T. Nidiffer

  
Maude Treadway Nidiffer, 87, 1475 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at the residence of her sister, June Estep Benson, 485 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Nidiffer was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charlie Harrison and Sallie Gay Nave Treadway. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jess Cole Nidiffer, February 9, 1977; a brother, Ira Treadway; an infant brother, Junior Treadway; a nephew, Jack Ray Treadway; a nephew-in-law, the Rev. Johnny Combs; two step-sons, Robert Nidiffer and Jess Lynn Nidiffer; and a step-daughter, Beryl Williams.
   Mrs. Nidiffer was a member of Charity Hill Free Will Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of East Tennessee Undergarment Company.
   Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, June Estep Benson and Robert Benson, Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Eston and Frances Nell Treadway, Elizabethton; a step-son and his wife, Terry and Earnestine Nidiffer, Anchorage, Alaska; a sister-in-law, Lorine Treadway, Elizabethton; a niece and her husband, Jane Combs Butler and Howard Butler, Elizabethton; a nephew and his wife, Jesse Bennick and Joyce Treadway, Elizabethton; a niece-in-law, Diane Treadway, Elizabethton; four great-nephews, Jamie Combs, Jody Combs, Brandon Treadway and Brian Treadway, all of Elizabethton; one great-niece, Charli Treadway, Elizabethton; and two great-grand-nieces, Millicent Danielle Combs and Yasmine Treadway, both of Elizabethton. Several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-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
  
   NIDIFFER -- Funeral services for Maude Treadway Nidiffer, 87, 1475 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, August 11, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Jordan and the Rev. Robert Reed officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bill Anderson. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, at Treadway Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jack Mann, Ray Carter, Ray Whitehead, Richard Estep, Eddie Buckles and Gary Eggers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Dr. Jess Farrow, Charlie Brown, John Nidiffer, Mike Nidiffer, Carroll Sellers, Randy McKinney, Kenneth Deloach, Conway Hyder, Alphas Anderson, Howard Elliott, Johnny Salyer, Charles Treadway, Russell Kyte, Jeffrey Estep, Lance Buckles, Robby Benson, Ralph Davis, Edward Dunlap, Roy Coleman, Ed Strickland, Robert Meredith, Richard Grindstaff, Lawrence Whitehead, Hunter Estep, William Sellers, Jack Hyder, Richard Collins, Blaine Collins, Sal Palumbo, Larry Williams, Jeff Garrison, Jerry Weaver, Tommy Ornduff, Gordon Lewis, Rhudy Gouge, Sandy Grindstaff and Ethel Barnett. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of her sister, June Estep Benson, 485 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Charity Hill Free Will Baptist Church Roofing Fund, c/o Rida Davis, 128 Russell Hill 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.

August 12, 2002

Hartley I. Byrd

Hartley I. Byrd, 70, 5474 Highway 19E, Hampton, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at his residence.
   A native of Carter County, Mr. Byrd was a son of the late William McKinley and Millie Grindstaff Byrd. He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
   Mr. Byrd was owner and operator of Byrd's Tire Service. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Byrd was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Alma Hill Byrd; two daughters and one son-in-law, Shilia Tolley, Hampton, and Patricia and Russell Munday, Hampton; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Sherry Byrd, Roan Mountain; one stepdaughter and her husband, Wanda and Wayne Williams, Elizabethton; one stepson, Harold Hill; Hampton; one sister, Irene, of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BYRD -- Funeral services for Hartley I. Byrd, 70, 5474 Highway 19E, Hampton, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday will be Jonathan Hardin, Danny Williams, Russell Munday, Dennis Hyder, Bobby Street and Leo Meredith. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence or the residence of a daughter, Patricia Munday, 901 Fairview Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. VFW Post 2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Byrd family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bessie P. Harms

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Mrs. Bessie "Bette" Peters Harms, 80, formerly of Elizabethton, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, in Pikeville.
   Mrs. Harms was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Charlie "Pap" and Lottie Hinkle Peters. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Harms; a daughter, Ruth Harms; three brothers and one sister.
   Survivors include one son, Phillip Elliott, Regina, Ky.; one daughter, Kelsy Paulette Frank, Pittsburgh; one brother, the Rev. H. Brooks Peters, Elizabethton; two sisters, Ruth Wilson, Morristown, and Thelma Cristoforo, N. Easton, Mass.; three granddaughters, one grandson; and one niece, Charlene Kane, Elizabethton.
   A memorial service for Mrs. Harms will be announced later. Donations in memory of Mrs. Harms may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, the Society fo rthe Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or Animal Friends.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Shirley F. Hicks

Mrs. Shirley Jean Richardson Fernandes Hicks, 60, 607 West D Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at her residence.
   A native of Avery County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Donley and Mabel Cooper Richardson. She had lived 10 years in Connecticut before returning to Elizabethton in 1970. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fernando S. Fernandes, five sisters, and five brothers.
   She had been employed as a CNA at Ivy Hall Nursing Home for 15 years before retiring due to disability in May of 2001. Mrs. Hicks was a member of West Side Christian Church.
   Survivors include three sons, Fernando and Kim Fernandes and Chauncey and Betty Fernandes, all of Elizabethton, and Yancey and Tammy Fernandes, Slidell, La.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Gina Fernandes, Reeland Park, Kan., and Rosella and Travis Scalf, Elizabethton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Harry and Betty Richardson, Johnson City, Jim and Lucy Richardson, Granite Falls, N.C., and Joe and Pansy Richardson, Butler; one sister, Wanda Miller, Mountain City; one grandson, Dakota Scalf; four granddaughters, Kaytlyn Scalf, Sara Fernandes, Christy Fernandes and Misty Fernandes; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HICKS -- Funeral services for Shirley Jean Richardson Fernandes Hicks, 60, 607 West D St., Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 12 p.m. Tuesday in the Richardson Cemetery, Elk Park, N.C. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, the men of West Side Christian Church, Dr. Jonathan Nesbit of St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, and Dr. Ray Lamb of Johnson City. A special "thank you" to Judy Deloach and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and her niece, Lyrecia Kinnard. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Hicks family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Maude T. Nidiffer

  
Mrs. Maude Treadway Nidiffer, 87, 1475 Highway 91, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at the home of a sister, Mrs. June Estep Benson, 485 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

August 11, 2002

Beulah L. Griffey

   Mrs. Beulah Lee Griffey, 71, 446 Whaley Town Road, Butler, died Thursday, August 8, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Griffey was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Nat and Varina Younce Campbell. She was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Rachel Griffey, and three brothers, Howard Junior Campbell, Robert Campbell and Buster Campbell.
   Mrs. Griffey was a homemaker and a member of Fish Springs Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Otis Ray Griffey Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Otis Ray Griffey Jr. and Patsy Griffey, Butler; five sisters, Birtie Griffey and Cynthia Brown, both of Butler, Brenda Schenck, Johnson City, Noletia Andrews, Hampton, and Edith Smith, Elizabethton; two brothers, Johnny Campbell and Bearl Campbell, both of Butler; a grandson, Tony Griffey, Butler; and a special friend, Vivian Forrester.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley J. Hicks

   Shirley Jean Richardson Fernandes Hicks, 60, 607 West D. Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Mary S. McDaniel

   Mary Stanley McDaniel, 77, of Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 8, 2002.
   Ms. McDaniel was an active member and volunteer of the First United Methodist Church, Circle #1. For many years she was director of the preschool program at First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, John Carter Chapter.
   Ms. McDaniel was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Howard McDaniel.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Frank Lawless, Powell, and three sons and daughters-in-law, Louis and Ruth McDaniel, Johnson City, Michael and Patti McDaniel, Elizabethton, and Larry and Terrie McDaniel, Rustburg, Va. Eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   McDANIEL -- The memorial service for Mary Stanley McDaniel, 77, of Elizabethton, who passed away Thursday, August 8, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 17, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Buford Hankins and the Rev. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First United Methodist Church Preschool Renovation Fund, First United Methodist Church, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Ms. McDaniel was a devoted mother and friend whose love and humor touched many lives. 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.

Eric T. Presnell

   Eric Todd Presnell, 30, 208 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, in Bowie, Ariz., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
   Mr. Presnell was a native of David County, N.C., and the son of George L. Cooper, Bowie, Ariz., and Patty L. Presnell Barringer, Salisbury, N.C.
   Mr. Presnell attended Meadow View Tabernacle Church in Lexington, N.C.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Nicholas Storm Presnell, Johnson City; his maternal grandmother and guardian, Julia G. Presnell, Elizabethton; his stepfather, Terry Barringer, Salisbury, N.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Cassandra D. and Dwayne Bebe, Lexington, N.C.; two half brothers, Michael and Timmy Barringer, both of Salisbury, N.C.; two aunts, Shirley Gillespie, Elizabethton, and Judy Greene, Lexington, N.C.; one uncle, Edward "Bud" Presnell, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jimmy Martin and Claude White, both of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PRESNELL -- Funeral services for Eric Todd Presnell, 30, 208 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, August 1, 2002, in Bowie, Ariz., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 11, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Wagner and the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ray and Onnie Williams and Marla Adams. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be David Carter, Jimmy Martin, James Taylor, Greg Wagner, Bobby Gordon, Ray Williams, John Gillespie and Troy Dale Wagner. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 208 Lovers 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.

Ella R. Rogers

   Miss Ella R. Rogers, 83, 214 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, August 9, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Miss Rogers was a native of Roanoke, Va., and a daughter of the late Earl L. and Rosa Lillian Harless Rogers. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Earl L. Rogers Jr., August 25, 1991, and a sister, Kathleen Rogers, March 5, 1994.
   Miss Rogers had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She had formerly been employed by the Bemberg Corporation for several years and was retired from the Elizabethton School System. She was a member of West Side Christian Church.
   Survivors include a sister, Beatrice Rogers, of the home; a niece, Rita Taylor, Elizabethton; two nephews, Glen Rogers and Phil Rogers, both of Jonesborough; five great-nieces and great-nephews, Brandon Taylor, Hayden Rogers, Emily Taylor, Christopher Taylor and Morgan Rogers; and her sister-in-law, Vera Rogers, Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ROGERS -- Funeral services for Miss Ella R. Rogers, 83, 214 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, August 9, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Greg Key and Mr. James Curtis, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the deacons of West Side Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Miss Rogers to the Building Fund, West Side Christian Church, 1307 W. G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Rogers Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne L. Snodgrass

   Wayne L. Snodgrass, 67, 412 West E. Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, August 9, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Snodgrass was a native of Johnson City and had made his home in Bristol for several years, having lived his later years in Elizabethton. He was the son of the late John Paul and Pearl Loveless Snodgrass.
   Mr. Snodgrass was a retired employee of the Raytheon Corporation with 39 years of service and was a member of the "C" Street Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Frances Duncan Snodgrass, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Sam Taylor, Elizabethton; a son, Gregory Wayne Snodgrass, of the home; a sister, Joyce Pendergrass, of Missouri; and three grandchildren, Zack Taylor, Jacob Taylor and Sara Taylor, all of Elizabethton. One niece and one nephew also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SNODGRASS -- Funeral services for Wayne L. Snodgrass, 67, 412 West E. Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, August 9, 2002, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, August 12, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Eddy Craft and Mr. Clifford Reel, ministers, officiating. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the Elders of "C" Street Church of Christ. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Icy Taylor

   Mrs. Icy Taylor, 98, 5123 Hemlock Lane, Geneva, Ohio, died Friday, August 9, 2002, at Austinburg Nursing & Rehab Center, Austinburg, Ohio.
   Mrs. Taylor was native of Yeager, W.Va., and a daughter of the late Sarah Belcher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Asa Taylor, June 3, 1974, and by two sisters.
   Mrs. Taylor had lived in Johnson City for a number of years before moving to Ohio. She was a retired employee of Allen Cleaners of Johnson City and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Alma Taylor, Geneva, Ohio; two grandsons, Terry Taylor, Geneva, Ohio, and Steven Taylor, Thompson, Ohio; and a great-granddaughter, Erin Taylor.
   Mrs. Taylor will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral services and interment.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Mrs. Icy Taylor, 98, 5123 Hemlock Lane, Geneva, Ohio, who died Friday, August 9, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, August 12, in the Ensor Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Monday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Taylor Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline P. Wilson

   Pauline Peters Wilson, 79, 125 Bernie Lewis Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, August 9, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Wilson was a native of Wise County, Va., and the daughter of the late David and Dora Williams Peters. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon Peters and Ray Peters, three sisters, Viola Hardin, Lillie Walker and Dare Lewis, and a stepson, Wayne Wilson.
   Mrs. Wilson was a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of TPI Inc. after 15 years of service.
   Survivors include her husband, Taylor L. Wilson, of the home; five stepchildren; and 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
  
   WILSON -- Funeral services for Pauline Peters Wilson, 79, 125 Bernie Lewis Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, August 9, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 12, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Harris officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Stephen Harris. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Don Hardin, Doug Hardin, Dick Peters, Sherrell Perry, Gordon Walker, Lester Lewis, Eddie Lewis, Earl Bishop, Dan Calloway and Daniel Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Lewis, Carroll Lewis, Houston Wilson, Harold Lingerfelt, Mike Lingerfelt, Dr. William Bailey, nephews, and four special Care Givers, Juanita Lewis, JoAnn Wilson, Nyoka Perry and Glenda Buckles. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 125 Bernie Lewis Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations to Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, 1807 W. Market Street, Plaza 1, Johnson City, TN 37604, or 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.

August 9, 2002

Beulah L. Griffey

   Mrs. Beulah Lee Griffey, 71, 446 Whaley Town Road, Butler, died Thursday, August 8, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Griffey was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Nat and Varina Younce Campbell. She was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Rachel Griffey, and three brothers, Howard Junior Campbell, Robert Campbell and Buster Campbell.
   Mrs. Griffey was a homemaker and a member of Fish Springs Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Otis Ray Griffey Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Otis Ray Griffey Jr. and Patsy Griffey, Butler; five sisters, Virtie Griffey and Cynthia Brown, both of Butler, Brenda Schenck, Johnson City, Noletia Andrews, Hampton, and Edith Smith, Elizabethton; two brothers, Johnny Campbell and Bearl Campbell, both of Butler; a grandson, Tony Griffey, Butler; and a special friend, Vivian Forrester.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GRIFFEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Lee Griffey, 71, 446 Whaley Town Road, Butler, who died Thursday, August 8, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 10, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Burl Sluder and the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be provided by the Sugar Grove Quartet. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 11, in the Campbell Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Griffey Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William H. Osborne

   FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- William H. "Bill" Osborne, 73, of Fernandina Beach, died Wednesday, August 7, 2002, at St. Vincents Hospital, Jacksonville.
   Mr. Osborne was born and raised in Johnson City, Tenn. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and served in the U.S. Army. He was a resident of Bayard, Fla., where he ran a motel and taught Industrial Arts at Paxon Jr. High School from 1955 to 1975. He moved to Fernandina Beach in 1959, where he owned and operated the Vacation Apartments. He owned and operated Osborne's Used Cars until retiring several years ago.
   Mr. Osborne was a deacon at Five Points Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School.
   Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Wanda A. Osborne; two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Nadine Osborne, Fernandina Beach, and Greg and Pamela Osborne, Atlanta, Ga.; his mother, Winnie Osborne, Johnson City, Tenn.; two brothers, Carl Osborne, Johnson City, Tenn., and Clifford Osborne, Huntersville, Tenn.; and two sisters, Emma Jean Hawkins, Huntersville, N.C., and Helen Sparks, Johnson City, Tenn. Five grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services and interment will be held Saturday in Fernandina Beach.
   Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors, Fernandina Beach, Fla., (904) 261-3644, is in charge of arrangements.

Ella Rogers

   Ella Rogers, 214 Ferguson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, August 9, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

August 8, 2002

Johnnie T. Harrison

   AFTON -- Mrs. Johnnie Timbs Harrison, 59, 750 Keller Road, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at her home following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Harrison was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Timbs. She was also preceded in death by four infant brothers and by Charles Timbs.
   Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Kenneth Harrison, of the home; three children, Kenneth Howard Harrison II and Kim Franklin, Afton, and Randella Jeanie Day, Greeneville; three grandchildren, Alvin Franklin, with the U.S. Navy, and Keri and Aaron Franklin, Afton; and her sisters and brothers, Fannie Taylor, Elizabethton, Retha Hamm, High Point, N.C., Novella Peters, Mexico Beach, Fla., Lawrence Timbs, Wallace and Gene Timbs, Elizabethton, J.A. Timbs Jr., Afton, Ernest Timbs and Ruben Timbs, Cleveland, Ohio.
   A memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 9, at Enon Baptist Church, Highway 107, Clarks Creek, Chucky, with the Rev. Bobby Burrow officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Enon Baptist Church, Clarks Creek, Chucky, TN 37616.

August 7, 2002

Paul D. Morris

   Paul Dean Morris, 66, 1917 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Morris was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Fred and Lucy Nidiffer Morris. He was also preceded in death by a son, Donnie Morris, February 18, 2001, and three brothers.
   Mr. Morris was retired as a Master Sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps, having served 23 years. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Sandra Taylor Morris, of the home; a daughter, Nancy Williams, Elizabethton; a son, Ronnie Morris, of the home; two stepdaughters, Robin Tester and Samantha Etter, both of Elizabethton; a stepson, John Falk, of Texas; two sisters, Ivade Taylor and Lillian Pierce, both of Elizabethton; and a brother, Travis Morris, Johnson City. Four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   MORRIS -- Funeral services for Paul Dean Morris, 66, 1917 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 8, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. James Murray officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ruth Ann Cullop, soloist, and Scott Reynolds, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 9, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the U.S. Marine Color Guard. Active pallbearers will be Mike Butler, Tony Meredith, Greg Williams Sr., Greg Williams Jr., Joe Taylor, Paul Brown, Kenneth Emmert and Max Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be the chaplains and doctors of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center and members of Bible Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence, 1917 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, or at the residence of a sister, Ivade Taylor, 110 Bob Taylor Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 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.

Eric T. Presnell

   Eric Todd Presnell, 30, 208 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, in Bowie, Ariz., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
   Mr. Presnell was a native of David County, N.C., and the son of George L. Cooper, Bowie, Ariz., and Patty L. Presnell Barringer, Salisbury, N.C.
   Mr. Presnell attended Meadow View Tabernacle Church in Lexington, N.C.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Nicholas Storm Presnell, Johnson City; his maternal grandmother and guardian, Julia G. Presnell, Elizabethton; his stepfather, Terry Barringer, Salisbury, N.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Cassandra D. and Dwayne Bebe, Lexington, N.C.; two half brothers, Michael and Timmy Barringer, both of Salisbury, N.C.; two aunts, Shirley Gillespie, Elizabethton, and Judy Greene, Lexington, N.C.; one uncle, Edward "Bud" Presnell, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jimmy Martin and Claude White, both of Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   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

Carl B. Price

   MT. OLIVE, N.C. -- Carl Benjamin Price, 85, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Olive.
   Mr. Price was a native of Wayne County and a son of the late Charlie George and Laura Grant Price. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Creel Price.
   Mr. Price was a farmer.
   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Arnold and Lois Price, Seven Springs, and William Price, Elizabethton, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Wade Price, Teresa Price and Charlotte Reaves; and three great-grandchildren, Kody Snyder, Elizabeth Reaves and Daniel Reaves.
   Funeral services and interment will be conducted Thursday, August 9, in Seven Springs. Condolences to the Price Family may be sent via e-mail to howellfh@ntr.net.
   Howell Funeral Home & Crematory, Goldsboro, N.C., (919) 731-7490, is in charge of the arrangements.

Lelia T. Young

   Lelia Tilley Young, 84, 1606 East Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, died Monday, August 5, 2002.
   Mrs. Young was a native of Johnson City and had lived in Roan Mountain from 1942 until returning to Johnson City at her retirement. She was a daughter of the late John and Laura Gamble Tilley.
   Mrs. Young had retired from teaching in the Carter County School System, having finished her career as the librarian of Cloudland Elementary School, Roan Mountain. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain and a member of the Roan Mountain Garden Club.
   Survivors include her husband, J. Roy Young, of the home; two sons, John L. Young Jr. and Kendred A. Young, both of Johnson City; two granddaughters, Teresa Frazier and Karen Lunsford, both of Johnson City; and two grandsons, J. Scott Young, Charlotte, and Zachary J. Young, Johnson City. Three great-grandchildren also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   YOUNG -- Graveside services for Lelia Tilley Young, 84, 1606 East Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, who died Monday, August 5, 2002, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 8, at Monte Vista Burial Park with the Rev. H. Wayne Hunter officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at Morris-Baker Funeral Home by 9:40 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City.

August 6, 2002

Patrick A. Meagher

   Patrick A. Meagher, 50, of Farragut, died Saturday, August 3, 2002, in Knoxville from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
   Mr. Meagher was a native of Carter County and the son of Ruby Meagher, Elizabethton, and the late John F. Meagher.
   Mr. Meagher was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. He was a Physical Therapist, having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a graduate of Elizabethton High School and had received a B.S. Degree in Pre-Med from East Tennessee State University.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Thomas Clark Meagher, Knoxville, and a sister and brother-in-law, Carol Ann and Glen Smelser, Lake Villa, Ill. Two nieces and three aunts 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
  
   MEAGHER -- A memorial service for Patrick A. Meagher, 50, of Farragut, who died Saturday, August 3, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Private disposition will be conducted at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother, Ruby Meagher, 808 Riverview Drive, 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.

Nola I. Odom

   Nola Irene Odom, 70, 1001 Berry Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 4, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Odom was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Tom and Polly Presnell Birchfield. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
   Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Jay "Cowboy" Odom, of the home; six sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and JoAnn Odom, Elizabethton, Monty and Linda Odom, Cleveland, Texas, Steve Odom and Vicky Odom, Cleveland, Texas, Allen and Marianne Odom, Asheville, N.C., Jay Wesley and Alice Odom, Elizabethton, and Scott and Phyllis Odom, Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Michael Teague, Lenoir, N.C.; three sisters and spouses, Bobbie and Jim Anderson, Betty and Howard Waters and Regina Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton; one brother and spouse, David and Jennie Birchfield, Elizabethton; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three very special close friends, Shirley Long, Hazel Chambers and Ann Nave, sister-in-law; and not a few nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
   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
  
   ODOM -- Funeral services for Nola Irene Odom, 70, 1001 Berry Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, August 4, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Danny Price and Pastor Jeff Odom officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, at Stout Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mrs. Odom's sons, sons-in-law and Odell Cable. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Odom's brother and brothers-in-law, Chuck Mathes and Howard Holtsclaw Jr. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or at the residence, 1001 Berry 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.

Roger C. Townsend

   Roger Claude Townsend, 57, of Magazine, Ark., died Friday, August 2, 2002, in a Ft. Smith hospital.
   Mr. Townsend was retired from the U.S. Navy, where he served three tours in Vietnam. He also retired as a policeman at the U.S. Naval Base in Norfolk, Va. He was Catholic and was a member of the V.F.W., N.R.A. and The Fraternal Order of Police.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William Joseph and Lonnie Townsend, Grand Bury, Texas; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Hank Stone, Magazine, Ark., and Doris Lee and Bob McNitt, Keokuk, Iowa; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Judy Townsend, Belleville, Ill., and James W. Jr. and Kay Townsend, Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Summer Aurora, Grand Bury, Texas.
   Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 6, in Booneville, Ark., with interment at Fort Smith National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.
   Roberts Funeral Home, (479) 675-3388, was in charge of arrangements.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton.

Roy H. "R.H." Taylor

   Roy Hubert "R.H." Taylor, 63, 188 Panhandle Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 4, 2002, in the Marbleton Free Will Baptist Church in Unicoi.
   Mr. Taylor was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Hubert T. "Pete" and Nora Grindstaff Taylor. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Parlier.
   Mr. Taylor was a 1956 graduate of Unaka High School. He was employed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation as Project Manager for 22 years and served as Road Superintendent of Carter County for 16 years. He was also a farmer.
   He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1960 until 1966. He was a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge No. 622, the Jericho Shrine Temple, the Scottish Rite, the York Rite and the Order of Eastern Star, Sycamore Chapter No. 163.
   Mr. Taylor was past president of the Tennessee County Services Association, president of the Valley Beautiful Camping Club of Unicoi, and past president of the Board of Trustees of the Carter County Rescue Squad. He received his appointment as a Colonel to the Governor's Staff in 1976 and was appointed a Kentucky Colonel in 1995. He was an honorary member of the Al Kader Temple, Portland, Ore.
   Mr. Taylor was a member of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a deacon in 1964 and had taught a Sunday School class for more than 30 years. He attended Marbleton Free Will Baptist Church in Unicoi for over six years, where he was teacher of the Adult Married Sunday School Class.
   Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kay Bowers Taylor; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheri and Tim Cox, Joy Kaye and Eddie Woods and Jennifer and Ted Greene, all of Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard S. "H.S." and Brenda Taylor, Greensboro, N.C.; six grandchildren, Rebekah Woods, Joseph Woods, Chesnie Cox, Hunter Greene, Kaytlyn Cox and Taylor Greene; one uncle, Henry Elliott, Elizabethton; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Burless Bowers, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews and several brothers and sisters-in-law also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Roy Hubert "R.H." Taylor, 63, 188 Panhandle Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with His Lord and Savior, Sunday, August 4, 2002, in the Marbleton Free Will Baptist Church in Unicoi, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Phillips and the Rev. Mark Potter officiating. Music will be provided by Carolyn Pleasant, pianist, and The Royal Heirs. Interment will be in the Family Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating. Active pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be former employees of the Carter County Highway Department, former employees of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, friends and neighbors of Panhandle Road and members of the Marbleton Free Will Baptist Church. Also surviving are his special friends, Fred and Eula Tipton, Tom and Carolyn Pleasant, Gilbert and Hilda Vines, Bob and Cathryn Mitchell, Howard Grindstaff, Raymond Lowe, Milt Fair, Mack Fain, Mack and Brenda Sams, J.B. and Betty Woods, Jim Cox, Dick and Carolyn Greene, Peter and JoAnna Orr, Pat Lowe, Don and Delores Bowling, members of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton, the Rev. D.C. Byrd, Wiley Carver, the Rev. Carl Nelson, the Rev. O.P. Stokes, his many pastor friends and his many other special friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 188 Panhandle Road, Elizabethton. Watauga Masonic Lodge No. 622 will conduct a memorial service at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Taylor to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, TN 37644; the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B-216, Nashville, TN 37215; or to the Shriner's Children's Hospital, 950 West Farris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Taylor Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

August 5, 2002

Roy B. Hudson

   Roy B. Hudson, 78, 265 Haw Ridge Road, Piney Flats, died Sunday, August 4, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, (423) 538-7131, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Melba T. Ingram

   Melba Taylor Ingram, 84, 2218 Hillrise Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 4, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Ingram was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Charles B. and Martha A. Grindstaff Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ingram, in 1996; three brothers, Auburn Taylor, Phil Taylor and Joe Taylor; and four sisters, Deane Bryant, Jean Abbott, Pauline Taylor and Grace Miller.
   Mrs. Ingram was a member of Watauga Point Methodist Church. She was a teacher in the Carter County School System for 39 years and was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association.
   Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Harold McCracken, Johnson City, and her extended family, the Tyler Britt Family of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   INGRAM -- Graveside services for Melba Taylor Ingram, 84, 2218 Hillrise Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, August 4, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, in the Patton-Simmons Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Milligan and the Rev. Stephen Payne officiating. Active pallbearers will be Joe Taylor, Paul Taylor, Bryan Burleson, Myrl Grindstaff, Bill Grindstaff and Ted J. Bryant. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sixth Floor Staff of Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends at the residence at any time. Everyone will meet in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire, memorials may be made to their favorite charity. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

Patrick A. Meagher

   Patrick A. Meagher, 50, of Farragat, Tenn., died Sunday, August 4, 2002, in Knoxville from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
   Mr. Meagher was a native of Carter County and a son of Ruby Meagher, Elizabethton, and the late John F. Meagher.
   Mr. Meagher was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. He was a Physical Therapist.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Thomas Clark Meagher, Knoxville, and a sister and brother-in-law, Carol Ann and Glen Smelser, Lake Villa, Ill.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   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

Nealie A. Middleton

Mrs. Nealie Anna Middleton, 89, of Pine Oaks Assisted Living Center, 213 University Parkway, Johnson City, died Friday, August 2, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Middleton was a native of Ludowici, Ga., and the daughter of the late Edwin Parker and Ida Owens Baggs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Peak Middleton, and a brother, William Baggs.
   Mrs. Middleton was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton and a former member and Sunday School teacher at Robert McIntire United Methodist Church in Savannah, Ga. She was a retired real estate agent, having worked for Moore Real Estate in Savannah for 35 years. She was a former member of the Business Professional and Women's Club in Savannah.
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Pat Middleton, 373 Dalewood Road, Johnson City; three granddaughters, Anne Middleton and Charlene Ray, both of Johnson City, and Crystal Slagle, Watauga; and three great-grandchildren, Alex Middleton, Clayton Ray and Cassidee Ray, all of 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
  
   MIDDLETON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nealie Anna Middleton, 89, of Pine Oaks Assisted Living Center, Johnson City, who died Friday, August 2, 2002, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, at the Robert McIntire United Methodist Church in Savannah, Ga., with the Rev. Richard Bishop and Dr. Grover Bell officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Pete Slagle Jr., Keith Ray, Mark Middleton, Keith Middleton, James Bland and Jim Thomas. The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 4, at Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton. The family will also receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service at Robert McIntire United Methodist Church in Savannah. Those who wish to omit flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Middleton to the Robert McIntire United Methodist Church, 3704 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31405 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Helen Wilson, 209 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.

Irene Odom

   Irene Odom, 1001 Berry Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 4, 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

August 4, 2002

Lena M. Lawson

   Lena M. Lawson, 87, 501 North Burke Street, Wolcott, Ind., died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at White County Memorial Hospital, Monticello, after a lengthy illness.
   Born in Elizabethton, Tenn., on Sept. 27, 1914, Mrs. Lawson was the daughter of Patton Lewis and Celia Lewis. She lived in the Wolcott area since 1942. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Lawson, in 1989.
   Mrs. Lawson was educated in Elizabethton, Tenn., area schools. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Wolcott Baptist Church. She was a member of Wolcott Chapter #171 Order of the Eastern Star.
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Harry E. and Barbara Lawson, Jr., Chalmers, Ind., and one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Andrew McFerran, Lebanon, Ind., one sister, Georgia Shaun, and two brothers, Ray Lewis and Melvin Lewis, all of Elizabethton, Tenn., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Foster Funeral Home, 202 West School Street, Wolcott, Ind., 219-279-2123, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LAWSON -- Funeral services for Lena M. Lawson, 87, 501 North Burke Street, Wolcott, Ind., who died Friday, will be held at Foster Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. She will be buried in Meadow Lake Cemetery in Wolcott, Ind. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Monday. An Easter Star service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Foster Funeral Home, 202 West School Street, Wolcott, Ind., 219-279-2123, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul R. Taylor

   Paul Robin Taylor, 56, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.
   Mr. Taylor was owner and operator of Action Cooling and Heating in Johnson City and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was former pastor of Summersville Baptist Church in Kingsport and a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Bristol.
   Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his mother, Rebecca Taylor, his grandparents, George and Mary Taylor, and a brother, Donnie Gardner.
   Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Taylor, of the home; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Robin and Clint Cox, Tammy and Jared Birch, Melissa and David Leach and Sonya and Jeremy Acito, all of Kingsport, and Vivian Taylor, of the home; a foster daughter, Nikki Goodwin and her husband, C.J., Bluff City; seven grandchildren, Caden Cox, Emily and Zachary Birch, Cortney Culbertson, Morgan Leach and Preston and Maggie Acito; his father, Roy Gardner; two sisters, Wilma Morgan and Sue Quinn, both of North Carolina; and five brothers, Charlie Stevens, Limestone, Roger Stevens of Virginia, Richard Gardner, Gene Gardner and Jimmy Gardner, all of North Carolina. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Paul Robin Taylor, 56, who died Thursday, August 1, 2002, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 4, at Summersville Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Stout officiating, assisted by Pastor Gary Montgomery and Pastor Hobbie McCreary. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, August 5, at Washington County Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by the American Legion Hammond Post #3. Active pallbearers will Doug Stevens, Shane Baker, John Sommers, Harry Wood, Conley Guy and C.J. Goodwin. Honorary pallbearers will be Clint Cox, Jared Birch, David Leach, Jeremy Acito and Ron Baker. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Summersville Baptist Church or any time at the home. Memorials may be made to the Vivian Taylor College Fund, c/o Robin Cox, 448 New Summerville Road, Kingsport, TN 37663. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 East Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, (423) 378-3134, is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara L. Thomas

  
Barbara L. Thomas, 52, 132 Arwood Hill Road, Hampton, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Thomas was a native of St. Louis, Mo., She was a longtime resident of Reading, Pa. She had lived in this area since 1995.
   She attended the Roan Street Church of God, Elizabethton. She was a former employee at Life Care Center, Elizabethton, as a CNA assistant.
   Survivors include her husband, Bobby G. Thomas, Sr., one son, Harry Edgar Flesher, IV, four grandchildren, Miranda Flesher, Thomas Flesher, Henry Flesher, and Nathaniel Soliday, and two half-brothers.
   Snyder's Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, 423-477-7911, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   THOMAS -- Memorial services for Barbara L. Thomas, 52, 132 Arwood Hill Road, Hampton, who passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, will be held Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Roan Street Church of God, Elizabethton. Pastor Ken Bewley, Pastor John Dixon and assistant pastor Bill Merritt will officiate. Snyder's Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, 423-477-7911, is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin Williams

   NASHVILLE -- Edwin Williams, 85, of Nashville, died Thursday, August 1, 2002.
   Mr. Williams was a native of Elizabethton and a son of the late T.H. and Maggie Williams. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anneliese Williams.
   Mr. Williams was a veteran of World War II and a lifelong member of the Music City Beagle Club. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1962 and from the State of Tennessee in 1981.
   Survivors include four daughters, Maggie Mason, Smyrna, Sue Cook, Elizabethton, Barbara Latham, Hopkinsville, Ky., and Nell Mischke, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; and two sons, Rainer Soehnen, Merced, Calif., and P.I. Williams, Elizabethton. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services and interment were held Saturday, August 3, in Nashville.
   Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Nashville, (615) 383-4754, was in charge of arrangements.

August 2, 2002

Betty H. Morefield

   Betty Huskins Morefield, 72, 2034 Browns Chapel Road, Boone, N.C., died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Watauga County Medical Center, Boone.
   Mrs. Morefield was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Emory Huskins and Mamie Gentry Huskins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Burl Morefield, and two brothers, Jim and Bob Huskins.
   Mrs. Morefield was a member of First Christian Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Johnny Watson, Boone, N.C.; three sisters, Sue Nixon, Mountain City, Barbara McCrary, Clarksville, and Ruth Lipford of Michigan; four brothers, Fred Huskins, Oklahoma City, Okla., Dallas Huskins, Chadsford, Pa., Raymond Huskins, Lancaster, Pa., and Don Huskins; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kim and Doug Winkler, Vilas, N.C.; a grandson, Brad Watson, Wilmington, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Emily Winkler, Vilas, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-4759, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans.com/hux-lipford
  
   MOREFIELD -- Funeral services for Betty Huskins Morefield, 72, 2034 Browns Chapel Road, Boone, N.C., who died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3, from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Cornejo, the Rev. Gordon Nobel and Chaplain Melanie Childers officiating. Music will be by Beverly Hamby and Carlene Greene. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Isaacs, Doug Winkler, Dean Winkler, George Severt and Rex Greer. For those who desire in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hunger Coalition of Boone, N.C. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, 410 Hardaman Circle, Boone, N.C., at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Martha S. Thompson

   OAK RIDGE -- Martha Sue Thompson, 78, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at her home.
   Mrs. Thompson was a native of Hendersonville, N.C., and the daughter of the late MacKinley Clement Blythe and Carrie Eleanor Middleton Blythe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Sage Thompson, in 1987.
   Mrs. Thompson was a former resident of Elizabethton and had been a resident of Oak Ridge since April, coming here from Massachusetts, where she had lived for many years. She was retired from Data Card in Randolph, Mass., where she was an executive secretary.
   Survivors include a daughter, Susan Blythe Thompson, Oak Ridge; a sister-in-law and her children, Dorothy Thompson, Bourne, Mass., Bruce D. Thompson, Boston, Mass., and Donna Thompson, Houston, Texas; two nieces, Earlene Brewer, Oak Ridge, and Jean Land, and her husband, James L., of Dunlap; a nephew and his wife, Ben and Sue Blythe, Dandridge; and a great-niece and her daughter, Laura Taeuber and Brianna Taeuber, Oak Ridge.
   A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family asks that any memorials be made to the American Cancer Association or to a charity of choice.
   Weatherford Mortuary, 158 South Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, (865) 482-2464, is in charge of arrangements.

August 1, 2002

Cordelia A. Cable


   Mrs. Cordelia Adeline Cable, 85, 176 House of Prayer Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Cable was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William and Nora McCloud Baird. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chauncy C. Cable, November 21, 1997, a son, Charles Cecil Cable, and by eight brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Cable was a member of the Elizabethton C Street Church of Christ.
   Survivors include four daughters and a son-in-law, Rosene and Stanley Watford, Greenwood, Fla., Betty Joyce King, Elizabethton, Frances Oxford, of the home, and Judy Abbott, Westland, Mich.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Odell and Vickie Cable, Elizabethton, and Paul David Cable, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and two brothers, Darnell Baird, Elizabethton, and Clyde Baird, High Point, N.C. Thirteen grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CABLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Cordelia Adeline Cable, 85, 176 House of Prayer Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 1, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Benny Burns and Mr. Eddie Craft officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, August 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be Odell Cable, Clinton Watford, Randy King, Rick King, Dale Douwsma, Jeffery Hodge and Wayne Cable. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Hodge, Colin Watford and Gail Gergenheimer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Cable Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lennis Cipy

   Lennis Cipy, 75, 710 Second Street, Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   Mrs. Cipy was a native of Bristol, Va., and the daughter of the late John Thomas and Sophia Tester Adams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mike Cipy, in 1981; a daughter, Laurie Mayflower, in March 2001; and three brothers, John Adams Jr., Robert Adams and Billy Ray Adams.
   Mrs. Cipy retired from Magnavox, Johnson City, in 1989. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include three daughters, Robin Bieberly, Unicoi, Norma Davis, Annapolis, Md., and Marie McDowell, Johnson City; a son, Michael Cipy, Knoxville; three sisters, Lucille Starnes, Erwin, and Jean Ward and Shirley Tester, both of Johnson City; and a brother, James Adams, Watauga. Fourteen grandchildren and a great-grandchild also survive.
   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Valley
  
   CIPY -- Funeral services for Lennis Cipy, 75, 710 Second Street, Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 1, in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home with the Rev. P.R. Gosnell officiating. Music selections will be provided by Mrs. Barbara Davis. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 2, at Evergreen Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Dr. Joe Bieberly, Warren Davis, Eli McDowell, Matt Bieberly, Jim Adams and Josh Custer. Those attending the graveside service will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at valley@funeral-plans.com. Valley Funeral Home, Erwin, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary F. Mobley

   Mary F. Mobley, 61, 117 Lily Avenue, Irvine, Ky., died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Mobley was a native of Elizabethton and a daughter of the late Roy and Pearlie Hurley Williams. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ollie Williams and Sylvester Williams, and two sisters, Nan Nidiffer and Lillian Combs.
   Mrs. Mobley was a member of Bethel Christian Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Minister Ned Mobley, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Susan and Danny Birch and Teresa Mobley, all of Kentucky; a grandson, Timothy Mobley, of Kentucky; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mae and Orlin Humphrey and Gay and Ralph Penix, all of Piney Flats, and Gertrude Cox, Elizabethton; and four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Jim Williams, Walter and Freda Williams and Dean and Judy Williams, all of Elizabethton, and Billy Williams, Abingdon, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Blountville Funeral Home, Blountville, (423) 323-8232, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   MOBLEY -- Funeral services for Mary F. Mobley, 61, 117 Lily Avenue, Irvine, Ky., who went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 30, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 1, at Blountville Christian Church with Mr. Roy Farrow and Mr. Leland Houser, ministers, and her son-in-law, Danny Birch, officiating. Family and friends will meet for a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday, August 2, in the Blountville Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Orlin Humphrey, Gaithor Humphrey, Ralph Penix, Danny Birch, David Clem and Billy Groseclose. Honorary pallbearers will be John Diamond, Roger Richardson, Floyd Land and Aaron Humphrey. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blountville Christian Church. Blountville Funeral Home, Blountville, is in charge of the arrangements.