September 30, 2002

Beatrice M. Gibson

   CORBIN, Ky. -- Beatrice M. Gibson, 81, 307 Gordon Street, Corbin, died Thursday, September 26, 2002, at her home.
   Mrs. Gibson was a native of Knott County and a daughter of the late Chester and Elizabeth Boggs McDaniel and stepdaughter of Maude McDaniel. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Gibson.
   Mrs. Gibson was retired from Belks in Corbin where she was employed for 34 years as a sales clerk. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday School and served in various ladies' groups.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Daniel and Patsy Gibson, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda Kathy and Paul Braden, Corbin; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Brian and Kim Young, Corbin; two great-grandchildren, Aric and Amanda; a sister, Blanche McCullough, Lexington; and two very special neighbors, Jasper and Mary Scott.
   Funeral services and interment will be held Sunday in Corbin.
   Memorials may be made to Tri-County Hospice, P.O. Box 395, London, Ky., 40743.
   O'Neil Funeral Home, 204 North Kentucky Street, Corbin, Ky., (606) 528-4411, is in charge of arrangements.

James Presnell

   James "Jim" Presnell, 69, 610 Race Street, No. 2, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 28, 2002, at the VA Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Presnell was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and had lived in Elizabethton most of his life. He was the son of the late Vance M. and Minnie Bingham Presnell and was also preceded in death by five brothers, Tom Presnell, Laurie Presnell, Gray Presnell, Jack Presnell and Ralph Presnell.
   Mr. Presnell was a retired general manager of Presnell Motors, Inc., and a member, deacon, treasurer, trustee and former choir member of Grace Baptist Church. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force Security Service. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No 49. He was educated in the public school system of Watauga County, N.C., and was a 1957 graduate of East Tennessee State University.
   Mr. Presnell was a member and past master of Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238 F.&A.M. and served as secretary of the lodge since 1978. He was past High Priest of R.D. Keller Chapter No. 214, R.A.M., past Illustrious Master of B.E. Wooten Council No. 119, R.&S.M., and past Commander of Carter Commandry No. 37, K.T. He was also a member of Tennessee Priory No. 15 Knights of the York Cross of Honor. He was the grand representative of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of South Carolina.
   Survivors include his wife, Pat Wallace Presnell, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Joe Seagroves, Gray; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Rev. Jim and Cindy Presnell, Wichita, Kan., and Steve Presnell, Greenville, S.C.; and two grandchildren, Holly and Christopher Presnell, Wichita, Kan. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   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

Etzel H. Richardson

   Etzel H. Richardson, 67, 114 Dove Lane, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 27, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Richardson was a native of Carter County and the son of the late John Raymond and Bertie Ward Richardson. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Alan Richardson, Ray Richardson and Claude Richardson; two sisters, Shirley Carden and Ruth Richardson; and a grandson, Etzel "Bart" Richardson.
   Mr. Richardson was a retired carpenter and construction worker. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Finia Richardson, of the home; three sons, Etzel Richardson Jr., Jessee James Richardson and Jerry Wayne Richardson, all of Elizabethton; four daughters, Spring Linda Pridemore, Colburn, Va., Elizabeth Addair, Wise, Va., Goldie Ann Shankle and Mildred Ruth Richardson, both of Elizabethton; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Crusie Richardson and Herman Richardson, both of Elizabethton; and three sisters, Ethel Taylor and Jean Berry, both of Elizabethton, and Maxine Crowe, of Delaware. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Private disposition will be held at a later date. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

September 29, 2002

Geraldine S. Dohring

   Geraldine Shirley Hines Dohring, 77, 115 Saratoga Circle, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 27, 2002, at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Jerry Oliver.
   Mrs. Dohring was a native of Detroit, Mich., and a daughter of the late Oliver and Edna Watcher Hines. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
   Mrs. Dohring had lived in Elizabethton for the past 27 years. She was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company of Detroit and was of the Catholic faith.
   Survivors, in addition to her daughter, include a sister and brother-in-law, Roslyn and Richard Bemarest of Arizona; two grandchildren, Amy Oliver and Tony Oliver; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Cheyenne, Caitlin and Aaron.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DOHRING -- Graveside services for Geraldine Shirley Hines Dohring, 77, 115 Saratoga Circle, Elizabethton, who died Friday, September 27, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 29, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Father Dennis Kress officiating. Interment will follow the service. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Dohring to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Dohring Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 27, 2002

Violet M. DeWitt

  
Violet M. DeWitt, 83, formerly of 934 Walker Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 26, 2002 in Pine Ridge Care Center. A native of Sullivan County, she had lived in Elizabethton most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Roby D. May, Sr., and Leila Laura Bowers May. She was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton for over 70 years. She was a graduate of Milligan College. Mrs. DeWitt was a retired school teacher from Elizabethton High School, having taught home economics for a long term. She was a member of the Carter County Retired Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roby May, Jr., and Riley "Bill" May, and one sister, Rosalie May Merritt.
   Survivors include her husband, Lyle DeWitt, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Arliss and Dr. Richard Reece, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Jan and Carolyn DeWitt, Johnson City; Larry and Sheri DeWitt, of Aiken, S.C.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mrs. Bertha Lou and J.D. Boone, of West Jefferson, N.C.; Mrs. Hilda Collins and Dr. Herbert Collins, Elizabethton; Mrs. Joy Bernshausen, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Floyd E. and Dr. Joyce May, Elizabethton; Dr. Joseph C. and Loretta May, Elizabethton; ten grandchildren, T.J. DeWitt, Johnson City; Paul DeWitt, Knoxville; Hope DeWitt, Johnson City; Ben DeWitt, Johnson City; Laura DeWitt, Johnson City; Jeff DeWitt, Knoxville; Sarah DeWitt, of Clemson, S.C.; Kristin Reece, Knoxville; Richie Reece, Knoxville; David Reece, 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
  
   DEWITT -- Funeral services for Violet M. DeWitt, 83, formerly of 934 Walker Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, September 26, 2002 will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2002 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Estep. The graveside service and interment will be following the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be her six grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2002 in the Fireside Room at Tetrick Funeral Home or friends may call at the residence, 934 Walker Street, Elizabethton, any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at tetrick@funeral-plans.com.

Mckinley W. Garland

   Mckinley William Garland, one-week-old son of Tim and Deborah Preslor Garland, 2958 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 26, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   He was preceded in death by a sister, Makayla, August 30, 2001.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandparents, Mary Ann Matheson, Butler; Brownie and Dianna Preslor, Elizabethton, and Earl Preslor, Butler; and his paternal grandparents, Clarence Garland Jr. and Mary Garland, 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
  
   GARLAND -- Funeral services for Mckinley William Garland, one-week-old son of Tim and Deborah Preslor Garland, 2958 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, September 26, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2002 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Henshaw and the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Active pallbearer will be Robert Andrews. Interment will be in the Whaley Town Cemetery, Butler, following the funeral service. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also visit the home of the parents, 2958 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.

Robert "Bob" Hardin

  
Robert "Bob" Hardin, 86, formerly of Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 25, 2002 in the Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, Va. following an extended illness. He was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Witt and Maggie Cole Hardin. Mr. Hardin was of the Baptist faith and was a former employee of the City of Elizabethton. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Stevens; two sisters, Ida Laws and Anna Belle Montgomery; three brothers, Frank Hardin, Sam Hardin and Bill Hardin.
   Survivors include four sons, Scotty Hardin, Roger Hardin and Tommy Hardin, all of Elizabethton, and Larry Hardin, of Mountain City; four sisters, Mae Blair and Nellie Ward, both of Elizabethton; Bertha Bledsoe, Kingsport; Sarah Blanton, Big Stone Gap, Va.; one brother, Andy Hardin, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 Riverside Drive, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.
  
   HARDIN -- Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Hardin, 86, formerly of Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, September 25, 2002, will be conducted Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. A.G. Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in the Bowers Cemetery in the Charity Hill Community. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow workers of the City of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2002 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to their favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to the family via tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lee F. Southerland


  
Lee F. Southerland, 65, 206 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, September 26, 2002 at his residence following a brief illness. He was a native of Washington County but had been a resident of Carter County most of his life. He was the son of the late Rollen and Mary Murr Southerland. He was a member of the Dungan Chapel Baptist Church. He was also a Mason and a member of the Moose Lodge No. 360. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post 2166. Mr. Southerland was the former owner of Lee's Grocery and Lee's Garbage Service of Stoney Creek. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lela Pearl Southerland, 1992, and one brother, Perryman Southerland.
   Survivors include his wife, Diana Southerland, of the home; one daughter, Karen Southerland, Nashville; one son, Michael Lee Southerland, of Jacksonville, Fla.; five sisters, Juanita Purcell, Johnson City; Della Mae Ramsey and Farrell Fair, both of Jonesborough; Grace Minton, of Bear Foot Bay, Fla.; Linda Williams, Elizabethton; four brothers, Opie Southerland, of Howell, Mich.; Joe Southerland and Jack Southerland, both of Jonesborough; Homer Southerland, of Pontiac, Mich.; one granddaughter, Katelyn Beam, 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
  
   SOUTHERLAND -- Funeral services for Lee F. Southerland, 65, 206 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, September 26, 2002 will be conducted Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 8 p.m. in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 12:30 p.m. at Ensor Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom, VFW Post 2166. Active pallbearers will be Tommy Campbell, Dean Parlier, Denny Bishop, David Herman, Nathan Herman and Brian Leedham. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Carden, Lloyd Grindstaff and John Hardin. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 28, 2002 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence, 206 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, any time. Those who plan to attend graveside services are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:25 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2002. Condolences may be sent to the family via tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

September 26, 2002

Steven W. Bynum Sr.

   Steven Wayne Bynum Sr., 42, 108 Mathes Private Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 23, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Bynum was a native of Humble, Texas, and had lived in Elizabethton for a short time. He was employed as an auto mechanic.
   Survivors include his wife, Rachael Norman Bynum; a son, Steven Wayne Bynum Jr.; his father, Donald Bynum, of Florida; his mother, Joann Aaron, San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Crystal Bynum, of Florida; and a brother, Donald Bynum Jr., of Texas.
   It was Mr. Bynum's wish to be cremated.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

James W. Colbert
  

  
Rev. James W. Colbert, 91, 117 Bishop Road, Johnson City, died Monday, September 23, 2002 at the residence of his granddaughter, Vickie Townsend, of Bradenton, Fla. A native of Altoona, Pa., he was a son of the late Charles A. and Lula Westover Colbert. He had lived in Johnson City for the past seventy years and was a retired minister. Rev. Colbert had both a master's and Ph.D. degree in theology and was a member of the American Missionary Fellowship. Rev. Colbert was a member of Martindale Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Colbert, February 1, 1976, and by one brother, Milton E. Colbert.
   Survivors in addition to his granddaughter include a son, Samuel Colbert, Johnson City, and six grandchildren. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COLBERT -- Funeral services for Rev. James William Colbert, 91, 117 Bishop Road, Johnson City who died Monday, September 23, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2002 at Harbor Light Baptist Church (Central Community) with the Rev. Clarence Stanfield and Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2002 in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Harbor Light Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence of Glenda Chase, 1183 Rittertown Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian Glasgow
  

   Vivian Glasgow, 70, 1330 Doe Creek Road, Butler, died Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at her residence. Ms. Glasgow was a native of Pierson, Florida and a daughter of the late Jasper and Pearl Dixon Crews. She was a retired homemaker. Ms. Glasgow was preceded in death by her brother, Leo Crews.
   Survivors include two daughters, Faith Glasgow, of the home, and Gail Gibson, of Whitwell, TN; three sons, Tim Glasgow, Butler; Paul Glasgow, Butler, and Stephen Glasgow, of Harrison, Ark.; two sisters, Shirley Frank, of Crescent City, Fla., and Jeanette Hartley, of Pierson, Fla.; one brother, Donald Crews, of Deland, Fla.; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.funeralplans.com/hux-lipford.
  
   GLASGOW -- Funeral services for Vivian Glasgow will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2002 at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Maggie Owens-Yates officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2002 at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home chapel. Friends may also call at the residence at any time.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com.

Nancy A. Taylor

   Nancy A. Taylor, 95, formerly of Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 24, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., and the daughter of the late Godfrey Arney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Worley Taylor; two brothers, Ike Arney and Brownlow Arney, and a sister, Polly Sweeney.
   Mrs. Taylor was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include one great-niece, Marilyn Oliver, Elizabethton; one great-great-nephew, Joel Oliver, Elizabethton; one great-great-niece, Ashley Oliver, Elizabethton; a nephew and spouse, Dennis and Helen Taylor, Elizabethton; a niece, Brenda Ward, Elizabethton; one brother, Joe Arney, Butler; and one sister, Doshia Taylor, Elizabethton. Several other 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 Nancy A. Taylor, 95, formerly of Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, September 24, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 26, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Sweeney and the Rev. Ricky Jones officiating. Music will be under the direction of First Assembly of God. Interment will be a private service in the Ensor Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be J.N. Taylor, Sonny Fletcher, Ralph Ritchie and the Rev. Russell Potter. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday in the Riverside Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Pansy C. Taylor

   Mrs. Pansy C. Taylor, 83, 1044 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Coy E. and Mayme Hyder Nave. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Coy E. Nave Jr.
   Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include her husband, Frank W. Taylor, of the home; a daughter, Della Sue Richard, of California; three sisters, Blanch Dolan and Mary Esther Nave, both of Elizabethton, and Vorita Hodge, of Ohio; a brother, Harold Nave, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Ava Suzette Hines, Elizabethton, and Lisa Richard, of Wisconsin; and two grandsons, Steven Frank Sims, Elizabethton, and Craig Richard, of California. Six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pansy C. Taylor, 83, 1044 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, September 25, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, September 27, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Presnell and the Rev. Sherrel Nave officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2002 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Steve Sims, Adam Sims, Bill Dolan, Scott Hayes, Carl Bowers and James Hines. Honorary pallbearer will be Sammy Ford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

O. Claude Reeser

   O. Claude Reeser, 83, 140 Reeser Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Reeser was a native of Limestone and had lived in Carter County for 55 years. He was the son of the late Herman and Iva Hensley Reeser and was also preceded in death by an infant son, Edward Claude Reeser; a brother, Paul Reeser, and a sister, Jody Reeser.
   Mr. Reeser was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He retired from North American Rayon Corporation in 1982 and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Johnson City.
   Survivors include his wife, Dorothy E. Reeser; a son, Tim Reeser, Johnson City; two daughters, Marjorie Nixdorf, Knoxville, and Jan Reeser, Johnson City; a brother, Everette Reeser, Elizabethton; two sisters, Mauvileen Orfield, Elizabethton, and Kathleen Honeycutt, Greeneville; and five grandchildren, Shelby Anderson and Michelle Nixdorf, both of Knoxville, Chad Nixdorf, Mooresville, N.C.;Mandy Reeser and Brandon Reeser, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, 108 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-2101, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   REESER -- Funeral services for O. Claude Reeser, 83, 140 Reeser Road, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, September 25, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mountain Home National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2002 for the graveside service with military honors accorded by members of the Hammond Post No. 3, The American Legion. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Woodall-Anderson Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

George K. Stamp Jr.

   George K. Stamp Jr., 64, 102 Bertie Lane Lot 17, Hampton, died Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Stamp was a native of Chicago, Ill. and moved to Tennessee in 2001. He was the son of the late George Stamp Sr. and Frances Baboola Stamp and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Stamp, an infant son, his grandparents, a brother-in-law, John Thurn, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law.
   Mr. Stamp was a former dispatcher for S & R Wrecker Service in Charlotte, N.C., and was a member of Rittertown Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.
   Survivors include his wife, Anna Marie Wiest Stamp, of the home; two stepsons and spouse, Ronald D. Barman Jr. and Michelle Barman, Matthews, N.C., and Robert H. Barman and friend, Shannon, Hampton; two granddaughters, Rebecca and Sarah Barman, both of Matthews, N.C.; two grandsons, Christopher and Alex Underwood, both of Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Sandy Thurn, of Minnesota, and Lila Raile, of North Dakota; a brother-in-law, Jacob Wiest, of North Dakota; his grandmother-in-law, Bertha Rieger, of North Dakota; a special son, daughter and grandson, Mike, Shawna and Abraham Odom, Hampton. 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
  
   STAMP -- The memorial service for George K. Stamp Jr., 64, 102 Bertie Lane Lot 17, Hampton, who died Wednesday, September 25, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 28, at Rittertown Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Haynes officiating. Music will be by the church family. Honorary pallbearers will be our church family at Rittertown Baptist Church, brothers-in-law, Lloyd Raile and Jacob Wiest, sisters-in-law, Lila Raile and Sandy Thurn; our grandchildren; our nieces and nephews; special friends, Jay Holdway and Guy Troutman, and all those loved ones who have gone before George. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may make donations in memory of Mr. Stamp to the Rittertown Baptist Church Window Fund, 822 Rittertown Road, Hampton, TN 37658. Friends may visit the residence, 102 Bertie Lane Lot 17, Hampton, 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.

September 25, 2002

Maud M. Shelburne

   Mrs. Maud May Shelburne, 88, 107 West H. Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 23, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Shelburne was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Riley A. and Louisa Jane Barlow May. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Hampton Shelburne, in 1977; a son, Richard Silas Shelburne; and a grandson, Richard L. Shelburne.
   Mrs. Shelburne was a retired bookkeeper of the Elizabethton Hardware. She was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carole and Bobby Smith and Pamela Ann and Richard Campbell, all of Elizabethton; a son, William Hampton Shelburne Jr., and his wife, Carole, Douglasville, Ga.; a daughter-in-law, Nyoka Shelburne, Harrisburg, Pa.; a brother, T. Hill May, of Delaware; and eight grandchildren and spouses, Todd and Pam Smith, Jeffrey and Angel Shelburne, Ernie and Crystal Campbell, Anna and Dan Simerly, Debbie and Jack Mariano, Kathy Shelburne, Missy and Troy Whitehead and Ann and Jim Brown. Twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

William C. Tester

  
William C. Tester, 92, 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, formerly of 1091 Sandy Road, Mountain City, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002 at the Mountain City Care Center after an extended illness. Mr. Tester was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Stacy and Alice Mains Tester. He was a member of Locust Gap Freewill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Dollie Triplett Tester, September 24, 1965; one son, Billy Glenn Tester, April 8, 1945; one daughter, Arlene Tester Burgess, July 7, 1999; two grandsons, Terry Marilock, May 1997, and D.C. Burgess, July 1983; two brothers, Jack and Robert Tester; four sisters, Zilda Mains, Connie McElyea, Lucy Arnold, and Blanche Morefield.
   Survivors include five daughters; Margie Trivette, of Bristol; Christine and husband, Jack Marilock, of Kingsport; Gean Lewis, of Mountain City; Lois Tester, of Mountain City; Joyce and husband, Jack Bradley, of Butler; two sons, Robert "Bob" and wife, Mary Tester, of Trade; Dennis and wife, Jeannie Tester, of Trade; two sisters, Nell and husband, Duff Arnold, of Mountain City; Sally Blevins, of Michigan; one brother, George Tester, of Hoven Grace, Maryland; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and friends.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TESTER -- Funeral services for William Claude Tester will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2002 at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ted Lewis and Rev. Frank Woods officiating. Music will be provided by Danny Rhymer and Jerry Home. Family and friends are asked to meet at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2002 to go in procession to Pleasant Grove cemetery for graveside services and interment at 11 a.m.
   Pallbearers will be Joe Bishop, Jack Arnold, Johnny Arnold, Jim Arnold, Mack Arnold, James Brewer, Michael Cupito, and Fred Anglemyer. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, great grandsons, staff of the Mountain City Care Center, nurses and CA's of hall number 3. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN, 37683, or Locust Gap Freewill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2002 at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence, 1091 Sandy Road, Mountain City at any time.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com.

Patsy B. White

   Patsy Bice Robinson White, 58, of Johnson City, died Monday, September 23, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. White was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Walter and Lena Morris Bice. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. White, in April 1991.
   Mrs. White was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter, Ginger Robinson, of the home, and a sister, Mary Potter, Mountain 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
  
   WHITE -- A memorial and inurnment service for Patsy Bice Robinson White, 58, who went to be with the Lord, Monday, September 23, 2002, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at Sandy Hodge Cemetery with the Rev. D.C. Byrd and the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 3:55 p.m. Thursday for the service. A special thank you to the Washington County EMS. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Avenue, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

September 24, 2002

Sharon G. Grindstaff

   Sharon G. Grindstaff, 46, 1276 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at her residence following a short illness.
   Miss Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and the daughter of W.P. "Parker" Grindstaff, of the home, and the late Lena Mae Murphy Grindstaff. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Norman Gene Grindstaff.
   Miss Grindstaff obtained an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeast State and was employed by Peak Engineering. She was a member of Calvary Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her father, include two brothers and a sister-in-law, Larry K. and Peggy Grindstaff, Elizabethton, and David Grindstaff, Leonardtown, Md.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Dale Tester, Greeneville, and Sheila and Frank Collins, Johnson City; four nieces, Susan Leigh Grindstaff, Jonesborough, Shannon Lynn Faataui and Felecia Ann Blevins, both of Elizabethton, and Christine Renee Collins, Johnson City; one nephew, Grady William Tester, Greeneville; and three great-nieces, Justine Mae Faataui and Allisha Ann Blevins, both of Elizabethton, and Jazmyne Jean Harrison, Jonesborough.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Sharon G. Grindstaff, 46, 1276 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, September 22, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Hilton officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, in the Arnett Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tim Blevins, Lewis Blevins, David Blevins, Mike Blevins, Dale Tester, Edward Grindstaff, Tim Grindstaff, Ron Lee, Johnny Charlton and Grady Tester. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Murphy Jr., Roy Richardson, Floyd Richardson, Paul Grindstaff, Randal Sturm, Joseph Sturm, Earl Richardson, Carroll Murphy, Wayne Pierce, Hoover Grindstaff, Frank Collins, Randy Harrison and Sherman Grindstaff. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence, 1276 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 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.

Mary E. Hodge

     Mary Elizabeth Tester Hodge, 73, 1900 Preston Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
     Mrs. Hodge was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Martha Bryant Tester. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Tester.
     Mrs. Hodge was a member of King Springs Free Will Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Johnson City Free Will Baptist Churches.
     Survivors include her husband, Edgar C. Hodge, of the home; two daughters, Gail Johnson, Jonesborough, and Judy Haney, Johnson City; a son, David Hodge, Johnson City; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Rufus Tester, Elizabethton, Robert Tester, Kingsport, and Joe Tester, Rockford, Ill.; six sisters, Virginia McAmis, Fay Owens and Imagene Morris, all of Elizabethton, Beatrice Huckabee, Rogersville, Ala., Helen Bullock, Piney Flats, and Frances Perry, Aberdeen, N.C.; and three sisters-in-law, Annie Tester and Helen Tester, both of Elizabethton, and Alda Tester, Kingsport. 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
    
     HODGE -- Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Tester Hodge, 73, 1900 Preston Road, Johnson City, who died Sunday, September 22, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. O.P. Stokes officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 26, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Haney and Travis Hensley. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Judy Haney, 305 Orleans Street, Johnson City, at any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeast TN Chapter, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Violet J. Nave

     Violet June Nave, 73, 504 Bishop Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
     Ms. Nave was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Rev. Croy L. and Virgie Bowers Nave. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Nave.
     Ms. Nave was a member of New Horseshoe Free Will Baptist Church.
     Survivors include two sisters, Frances Nave and Carolyn Martin, both of Elizabethton, and two brothers, Earl Nave and Willie Nave, both of Elizabethton. Seven nieces and two 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
    
     NAVE -- Funeral services for Violet June Nave, 73, 504 Bishop Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, September 22, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Garland, the Rev. Darrell Holly and the Rev. James Hawk officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ina Mae Stanberry, Charlotte Crumley and Zelma Ramsey, soloists. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 26, in the Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Berdaska Bowers, Keith Nave, Curtis Hyder, Tim Bumgardner, Wess Grindstaff, Charles Nave, Larry Chase and Larry Chase Jr. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also 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, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Maud M. Shelburne

     Mrs. Maud May Shelburne, 88, 107 West H. Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 23, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
     Mrs. Shelburne was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Riley A. and Louisa Jane Barlow May. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Hampton Shelburne, in 1977; a son, Richard Silas Shelburne; and a grandson, Richard L. Shelburne.
     Mrs. Shelburne was a retired bookkeeper of the Elizabethton Hardware. She was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
     Survivors include two daughters, Linda C. Smith and Pamela Ann Campbell, both of Elizabethton; a son, William Hampton Shelburne Jr., Douglasville, Ga.; a daughter-in-law, Nyoka Shelburne, Harrisburg, Pa.; a brother, T. Hill May, of Delaware; and eight grandchildren and spouses, Todd and Pam Smith, Jeffrey and Angel Shelburne, Ernie and Crystal Campbell, Anna and Dan Simerly, Debbie and Jack Mariano, Kathy Shelburne, Missy and Troy Whitehead and Ann and Jim Brown. Twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
     These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
    
     SHELBURNE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Maud May Shelburne, 88, 107 West H. Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, September 23, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Don Marshall and Mr. John Smith, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be the Third Floor Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence, 107 West H. Street, Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to their favorite charity. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday 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.

September 23, 2002

Dorothy M. Hazelwood

  
Mrs. Dorothy M. Hazelwood, 65, of 119 Oscar Johnson Road, Hampton, died Saturday, September 21, 2002, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Mrs. Hazelwood was a native of Carter County and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Bonnie Andrews Miller. She was a retired employee of Siemens and a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, George Hazelwood; one daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Jerry Keys of Jonesborough; one son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Sandy Hazelwood of Elizabethton; three sisters, Ruth Dugger, Eula Reece, and Gail Evans, all of Butler; six brothers, E.C. Miller of Elizabethton, Wayne Miller of Hampton, Ed Miller, Don Miller, Roger Miller and Jerry Miller, all of Butler; four grandchildren, Jeramie Keys Esquire and wife Christy Keys of Atlanta, Ga., Ashley Keys of Jonesborough, Megan Hazelwood and Brody Hazelwood both of Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Donnie Carden, of Hampton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.
  
   HAZELWOOD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy M. Hazelwood, 65, of 119 Oscar Johnson Road, Hampton, who died Saturday, September 21, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2002 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Music will be under the direction of Paul Williams and The Victory Trio, the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church Quartet, and Mr. Hunter Berry. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2002 in the John Miller Cemetery at Butler. Active pallbearers will be Jeramie Keys Esquire, Brody Hazelwood, Chris Miller, Chad Miller, L.J. Heaton, Dale Potter, Dean Reece, Ray Evans and Earl Dugger. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Buckles, Dr. Robert Allen, Donnie Carden, E.C. Vines, Carl Estep, nephews and men of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, or you may call at the residence, 119 Oscar Johnson Road, Hampton, at any time. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery . Condolences may be sent to the family via tetrick@funeral-plans.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Violet J. Nave

  
Ms. Violet J. Nave, 72, of 504 Bishop Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 22, 2002 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

September 22, 2002

Ernest E. Bailey

   Ernest Edward Bailey Jr., 56, 106 Woodhaven Drive, Hampton, died Friday, September 20, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Bailey was a native of Union, S.C., and a son of Ruth Freeman Bailey Foster, Union, S.C., and the late Ernest Edward Bailey Sr. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Bailey.
   Mr. Bailey had lived in Carter County since May 1999. He received a degree in Criminal Justice from the Florida International University, Miami, and a Master's Degree in Management from St. Thomas University, Miami. He was a retired lieutenant with the Miami-Dade Police Department, Miami.
   He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene but attended the Elizabethton Alliance Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era and was a member of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Jeanne Haase Bailey; a daughter and son-in-law, April Bailey-Lyons and Nathan Lyons, Greensboro, N.C.; and two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Cathy Bailey, St. Paul, Minn., and Matthew Bailey, of the home. Several aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BAILEY -- Funeral services for Ernest Edward Bailey Jr., 56, 106 Woodhaven Drive, Hampton, who died Friday, September 20, 2002, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Luis F. O'Bourke, Pastor Rick Shelton and Pastor Jim Spear officiating. Interment will be in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Bailey Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Donnie Fritts

   Mrs. Donnie Fritts, 83, 330 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Friday, September 20, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Mrs. Fritts was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Elias and Ettie Potter Elkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Fritts, three sisters, Alice Fritts, Pauline Church and Della Brewer, and a son-in-law, Bud Colbert.
   Mrs. Fritts had lived in Carter County for the past three years. She was a member of Dyson Grove Baptist Church, Butler.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mary Colbert, Butler; two sons and daughters-in-law, Vaughn A. and Elsie Fritts, Hampton, and Harold J. and Priscilla Fritts, Elizabethton; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, James A. and Donna Fritts, Elizabethton; three granddaughters and two grandsons-in-law, Priscilla I. Fritts, Arlington, Va., Reba A. and Greg Shreve, Matthews, N.C., and Mary and Todd Chmielewski, Chicago, Ill.; five great-grandsons, Robbie Fritts, Christopher Shreve, Todd Chmielewski, Robert Fuller and Chris Fuller; one great-granddaughter, Whitney Shreve; one great-great-grandson, Dylan Fuller; and one great-great-granddaughter, Hayle Fuller. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FRITTS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Donnie Fritts, 83, 330 Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Friday, September 20, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, September 23, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Fletcher officiating. Music will be provided by Connie Potter. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, in the Dyson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to extend their appreciation for all the excellent care she received from all the staff of Pine Ridge Care Center during her extended illness. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Vaughn and Elsie Fritts, 332 Rittertown Road, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Fritts Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lynn A. Glover

   Lynn A. Glover, 49, 145 Little Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 20, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Mr. Glover was a native of Carter County and the son of Aaron Glover, Watauga, and the late Helen Foster Glover. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother.
   Mr. Glover was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church.,
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Patty Bowers Glover; two daughters, Ginger Glover and Ashley Glover, both of the home; a brother, Randy Glover, Watauga; a sister, Diane Carr, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Haley Brooke Glover, of the home; his special mother-in-law, Pauline Taylor, Elizabethton; several nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friends, Mickey Campbell, Jeff Deloach and Sonny Whitehead, all of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   GLOVER -- Graveside services for Lynn A. Glover, 49, 145 Little Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, September 20, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, September 23, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery with the Rev. James Hawk and the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Peters, Guy Sams, Michael Greenwell, Sonny Whitehead, Tommy Markland and the Rev. Willie Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be the Doctors and Nursing Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Jim Mathes, John Mathes, Jeff Reed, Eddie Richardson, Bob Campbell, Benny Lyons, friends and neighbors. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. 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, 145 Little Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address tetrick@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Hazelwood

   Mrs. Dorothy Hazelwood, 65, 119 Oscar Johnson Road, Hampton, died Saturday, September 21, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Henry A. Jones

   Henry A. Jones, 95, 102 Cantor Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 20, 2002, at the residence of a daughter in Bluff City following an extended illness.
   Mr. Jones was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Edward B. and Louise Elizabeth OIiver Jones.
   Mr. Jones was a retired explosives technician in construction. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include three sons, H.A. Jones of North Carolina, Michael James Jones and Kenneth Jones, both of Iowa; two daughters, Clara Leota Jones Herrin, Bluff City, and Eva Etta Jones Smith, Coral Springs, Fla.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; some special nieces and a special nephew, Florence McCray, Johnson City, Cora Hill of Florida, Nell Bright of Illinois, Adia Leach of Florida and Isaac J. Whitaker, Piney Flats; and two stepchildren, Eddie Vanover and Geraldine Vanover, both of Johnson City.
   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
  
   JONES -- Graveside funeral services for Henry A. Jones, 95, 102 Cantor Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, September 20, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 23, at Poplar Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Watson officiating. The family will receive friends in the Bluff City Chapel from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Monday for the graveside service. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

Luther C. Reece

   Luther Clinton Reece, 87, of Piney Flats, died Saturday, September 21, 2002, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, following an extended illness.
   Mr. Reece was a native of Trade and a son of the late Ralph Floyd and Maggie Mains Reece. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn J. Caudill Reece, in 1981, and by five sisters and three brothers.
   Mr. Reece was a member of the Church of Christ and was a retired pipe insulator.
   Survivors include two daughters, Connie Reece Lawson, Bristol, and Faye Reece Price, Piney Flats; three sons, Ronald C. Reece, Daphene, Ala., Donald C. Reece, Piney Flats, and Jeffrey Lynn Reece, Kingsport; a brother, James Reece, Hendersonville, N.C.; and three sisters, Lucy Cohen, Winchester, Va., Vada Wells, Sevierville, and Mary Pearl Carlson, Abingdon, Va. Six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   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
  
   REECE -- Funeral services for Luther Clinton Reece, 87, of Piney Flats, who died Saturday, September 21, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, at Mountain View Church of Christ with the Rev. Reed Mullins and Mr. Wayne Boswell, minister, officiating. Interment will follow in the Morrell Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Bluff City Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of Barry and Faye Price, 379 Summers Sound Road, Piney Flats, at any time. Condolences may be sent by e-mail to the Reece Family at bluffcity@funeral-plans.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

Campbell Williams

   Campbell "Totsie" Williams, 81, 168 Little Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 21, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Williams was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Henry and Ethel Pierce Williams. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Viola Williams.
   Mr. Williams was a retired farmer and was of the Methodist faith.
   Survivors include two sisters, Bonnie Williams, of the home, and Novella Ramey, 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
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Campbell "Totsie" Williams, 81, 168 Little Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, September 21, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bob Campbell, Kelsey Ramey Jr., Larry Smalling, Bob Lyons, Michael Grindstaff and Wesley Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Morrell, Tim Oliver, Rick Williams, Eddie Williams, Clint Williams, Larry Absher, Sonny Whitehead, friends and neighbors. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 168 Little Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations 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.

September 20, 2002

Dorothy Jean Howington

  
Ms. Dorothy J. Howington, 63, of 141 E. Market Street, Johnson City, died Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at her residence. A native of Carter County, Ms. Howington was the daughter of the late Joseph Howington, Jr. and Gladys Keen Howington. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was a member of the Church of Jesus, Johnson City. She was preceeded in death by her husband, James Lancaster; a sister, Betty H. LeBlac, and a brother, Tony Howington.
   Survivors include three sons, Jamie W. Lancaster, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Jon Lancaster, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Jerry Lancaster of Huntsville, Ala.; one daughter, Janie Lancaster of Johnson City; six grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Ernst of Johnson City; Mary LeForge, of Detroit, Mich., and Hazel Boyette, of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two brothers, Joseph Howington, of Erwin, and Bill Howington of Clyria, Ohio; a special friend, Carol, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Funeral Chapel is handling all arrangements.
  
   HOWINGTON -- Funeral services for Ms. Dorothy J. Howington, 63, of 141 E. Market Street, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, September 18, 2002, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2002 at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. George Hall officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Graveside services and Interment will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Highland Cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Howington family at mfc@chartertn.net.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

David J. White

   David Jerome White, 40, 12 Georgia Belle Lane, Taylors, S.C., formerly of Butler, died Thursday, September 12, 2002.
   Survivors include three daughters, Stephanie White Riley, Theresa White and Jenna White; his mother, Margie Broyles White; his father, David Gary White; a brother, John White; a sister, Teresa W. Looney; his stepfather, Billy J. White; his maternal grandmother, Patsy Bivens; two special aunts, Barbara Little and Terria Smith, Elizabethton; and a very special friend, P.J., of Taylor, S.C.
   Funeral services were held Sunday, September 15, at Lee Road Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Benevolence Fund of Lee Road Baptist Church, 1503 E. Lee Road, Taylors, S.C. 29687.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.
  

September 19, 2002

No Obituaries

September 18, 2002

Hazel M. Adams

  
Hazel M. Adams, 92, of 5578 U.S. Hwy. 421 South, Mountain City, died Sunday, September 15, 2002 at the Mountain City Care Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Adams was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late James Wiley Moretz and Sara Pardue Moretz. She was a homemaker and member of Full Baptist Fellowship Church in Creston, NC. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by one sister, Addie M. Walsh, and two brothers, Johnny Moretz and Clayton Moretz.
   Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Dwight Adams; one sister, Lola M. Adams, Mountain City; and several nieces and nephews.
  
   ADAMS -- Funeral services for Hazel M. Adams, 92, of 5578 U.S. Hwy. 421 South, Mountain City, who died Sunday, September 15, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jady Stanton and Rev. Bruce Miller officiating. Music will be provided by Lois Roark. Graveside services and burial will be held at the Rainbow Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and great nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Trivette, Sr.; Ted Trivette, Jr.; Chris Greer, and Ben Jennings. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at the Hux-Lipford Funderal Home Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence any time. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com

Nell Ward Dugger

  
Mrs. Nell Ward Dugger, 100, 121 Tester Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 17, 2002. Dugger was a native of Ashe County, N.C. and had resided in Carter County since 1905. She was the daughter of the late William and Laura Shaw Ward. Dugger was a homemaker and a member of Zion Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen "Jett" Dugger in 1962; one son, Clarence Dugger; one daughter, Virginia Wilson; one sister, Clide Ward; one brother, Honard Ward; three grandsons, Ralph and Jimmy Whitehead and Louie Pate; and one great-great granddaughter, Sierra Dawn Waycaster.
   Survivors include one son, James Dugger, Elizabethton; five daughters, Joyce Sue Dugger, Artha Loveless, Anna Pate, Hannah Whitehead, and Laura Taylor, all of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Terry Whitehead, Steve Whitehead, Gary Dugger, Barbara Taylor, Joann Whitehead, Phyllis Merritt, Elaine Wilson, and Kathy Lethcoe, also of Elizabethton; twelve great-grandchildren, David Taylor, Chris Whitehead, Marc Merritt, Travis Whitehead, Tim Whitehead, Joshua Pate, Lance Riddle, Shane Riddle, Gavin Dugger, Susan Whitehead, Amy Jones and Jordan Dugger; three great-great grandsons, Chris Whitehead, Caleb Riddle and Hunter Jones; and two great-great granddaughters, Falin Whitehead and Norhe Riddle.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.
  
   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nell Ward Dugger, 100, 121 Tester Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2002 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. C.W. Snodgrass officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2002 in the Hyder Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Terry Whitehead, Steve Whitehead, David Taylor, Tom Jones, Gary Dugger, Kenny Lethcoe, Ralph Ward, Raymond Ward, Christopher Whitehead, David Jones, Lynn Greenwell and Ray Loveless. Honorary pallbearers will be Zane Loveless, Nicholas Loveless, Bobby McKeehan, Steve Hyder, Marc Merritt, Shane Riddle, Lance Riddle, Gavin Dugger, Housecall and Adventa Hospice, and special friends Betty Ellis and Myrtle Heaton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday or at the residence of a daughter, Hannah Whitehead, 2128 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.

Robert Norris

  
Robert Norris, 55, of 1277 McEwen Road, Mountain City, died Monday, September 16, 2002 at the Johnson County Health Center after an extended illness. Mr. Norris was a native of Neva, TN. He was the son of the late John Worley Norris and Nannie Church Norris, of Mountain City. He was a member of St. Anthony's of Padua and worked as a shop foreman at P.E. Kramme, Inc. and was a mechanic for 28 years. Mr. Norris was a member of the Teamsters Union 434 in Philadelphia, PA, the American Trucking Association. He was preceded in death by one brother.
   Survivors include his wife, Jackie L. Norris; daughter Angela and husband Ray Jenkins, Trade, TN; three sons, Robert, and wife, Barbie Norris, Damascus, VA; William J. and wife, Melissa Norris, Shady Valley; Richard M. Norris and wife, Sarah, Mountain City; mother, Nannie Church Norris, Douglas, AZ; four sisters, Marie Porter, Trade, TN; Alice Delhart, Mountain City; Wilma Dowell, Mountain City; Earlena Riviera, Oxford, PA; two brothers, John Worley Norris Jr., Laurel Bloomery, TN; William Calvin Norris, Mountain City; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends including Stephen Blevins, Oxford, PA; Michael Blevins, New Castle, Del.; Mark Chester, Oxford, PA; Don Hathaway, Mountain City; Charles and Marie Blevins, West Grove, PA.
  
   NORRIS -- Funeral services for Robert Norris, 55, of 1277 McEwen Road, Mountain City, who died Monday, September 16, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at St. Anthony's of Padua with Father John Milewski, K.C.H.S., and Father Tom Vos, O.F.M. officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's of Padua to go in procession to the Brown Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Pallbearers will be Robert Norris Jr.; Stephen Blevins; Michael Blevins; William Calvin Norris Jr.; Kevin Norris; James Robert Blevins, Mark Chester; Bobby Norris; Steve Eggers, and Jason Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Shine; Charles Blevins, and Dave Blevins. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at St. Anthony's of Padua. Friends may also call the residence any time. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com.

Melvel Vaught Wagner

  
Melvel Vaught Wagner, 82, of 334 Sugar Grove Church Road, Butler, died Monday, September 16, 2002 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Mountain Home, TN. Mr. Vaught was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late A.B. and Eula Wagner. He was a graduate of the Watauga Academy of Mars Hill College and a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy on the destroyer H.R. Dixon. Mr. Vaught worked for Raytheon of Bristol for 25 years and was also a farmer. He was on the Board of Directors of the Johnson County Mutual Insurance Company and a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church for 64 years. Vaught served as a Sunday school teacher, superintendent, and trustee board member for 47 years. Mr. Vaught was also a member of 679 Roan Creek Masonic Lodge.
   Vaught was preceded in death by one brother, Hagard Wagner, in 1984. Survivors include Bonnie McQueen Wagner, 55 and two sons Melvin Mack Wagner and his wife, Teresa, Butler; Gary Wayne Wagner, and his wife, Cathy, Butler; one sister, Mary Kate Potter, Butler; two grandsons Trafton Wagner, and his wife, Kristy, Knoxville; and Jody Mae Wagner, and wife, Butler; one niece; two nephews; and many friends.
  
   WAGNER -- Funeral services for Melvel Vaught Wagner, 82, of 334 Sugar Grove Church Road, Butler, who died Monday, September 16, 2002 will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2002 at Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Music will be provided by the Sugar Grove Quartet. Military graveside services and interment will follow at the Sugar Grove cemetery accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Mack Holloway, Jody Wagner, Buck Potter, Lyle Wolfe, Walter Norris, Jim Greenwell, John Blackmore, and Claude Gregg. Honorary pallbearers will be trustees of Johnson County Mutual Insurance company. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com.

David L. White

   David L. White, 40, 12 Georgia Belle Lane, Taylors, S.C., formerly of Butler, died Thursday, September 12, 2002.
   Survivors include three daughters, Stephanie White Riley, Theresa White and Jenna White; his mother, Margie Broyles White; his father, David Gary White; a brother, John White; a sister, Teresa W. Looney; his stepfather, Billy J. White; his maternal grandmother, Patsy Bivens; two special aunts, Barbara Little and Terria Smith, Elizabethton; and a very special friend, P.J., of Taylor, S.C.
   Funeral services were held Sunday, September 15, at Lee Road Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Benevolence Fund of Lee Road Baptist Church, 1503 E. Lee Road, Taylors, S.C. 29687.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

September 17, 2002

Carl G. Hodge

  
Carl Gene Hodge, 67, of Nottingham, Pa., formerly of Butler, died Friday, September 13, 2002, at Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove, Pa.
   Mr. Hodge was a native of Johnson County and a son of Mrs. Bessie Hodge Roark, Chester, Pa., and the late Lynn Hodge.
   Mr. Hodge was employed by James H. Paxon and Sons, Inc., in Oxford, Pa., as a truck driver for the past 20 years. His C.B. handle was the Tennessee Fiddler.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Terry Hodge, Mountain City, and Gary Hodge, Oxford, Pa.; two step-sons, Danny Adkins, Butler, and Freddie Adkins, of North Carolina; two step-daughters, Vera Kimberlin, of Tennessee, and Carla Lanston, Chattanooga; a brother, Kenneth Dickens, New London, Pa.; four sisters, Rose Dickens, New London, Pa., Nell Harper, Kaolin, Pa., Sara Francis, Chester, Pa., and Peggy Knoles, West Grove, Pa.; and his companion, Cathy Smith, Nottingham, Pa. Seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HODGE -- Graveside services for Carl Gene Hodge, 67, of Nottingham, Pa., formerly of Butler, who died Friday, September 13, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, in the Rock Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Swift officiating. Pallbearers will be friends and family. Honorary pallbearers will be the late Jack West, the late Bobby Atkins, Herman Perkins, Jeff West, Bill Kimberlin, Brian Irwin and Herman Stout. Mr. Hodge loved bluegrass music and played the guitar and fiddle. 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.

Ronnie W. Ingram

   Ronnie W. "Willie" Ingram, 50, 172 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 15, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Ingram was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Thomas W. and Georgia Miller Ingram.
   Mr. Ingram was of the Free Will Baptist Faith and a former employee of the Powerhouse at North American Rayon Corporation. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam.
   Survivors include his wife, Lisa Carden Ingram, of the home; two daughters Marybeth Ingram, of the home, and Kristal Hutsel, Jefferson City; a brother, Gary W. Ingram, Elizabethton; a sister, Janice Bowers, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Kaitlin Hutsel and Bailey Hutsel, both of Jefferson City; and his paternal grandmother, Nanny Stevens, 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
  
   INGRAM -- Funeral services for Ronnie W. "Willie" Ingram, 50, 172 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, September 15, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 18, at Carden Cemetery, Hampton, with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be Craig Ingram, Danny Tolley, Lee Carden, Kenneth Ingram, Quirinus Grindstaff and Anthony Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be John Paul Mathes, Bob Ward, Chuck Culler, Scott Bowers, Bob Simerly and Jim Lipford. A special "thank you" to the VA Medical Center Hospital Ward C, Dr. Scott Harrison and the Nursing Staff. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 172 Webb Hollow Loop, 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.

September 16, 2002

Nora J. Campbell

  
CAMPBELL -- Graveside services for Mrs. Nora J. Campbell, 88, 136 Central Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park, with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

September 15, 2002

Kathy L. Branner


   Kathy Lynn Branner, 52, 2521 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, Mrs. Branner had lived in Knoxville for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her father, the late Ralph D. Danner, in 1952, her brother, Gordon Keith Danner, her paternal grandparents, Carmack and Effie Danner, and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Carter.
   Ms. Branner was a graduate of Lynn View High School, Kingsport, and was attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She was employed as an administrative assistant by Holiday Inn, Knoxville. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include two daughters, Amber McClellan, of the home, and Lynn Richards and her husband, Walter, of Knoxville, one son, Tracy Derrick, Knoxville, her mother, Alice Carter Danner, of the home, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   BRANNER -- Funeral services for Kathy Lynn Branner, 52, 2521 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Fred Wade and Mr. Willie Campbell officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Monday, will be Danny Estep, Charles Danner, Tracy Derrick, Don Williams, Phillip Jenkins, Ray Estep and Harold Wade. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Chambliss, Walter Richards, Michael Mathias and Fornie Danner. Music will be provided by Pena Peters and Michelle Sluder. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Branner family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah O. Brooks

   Mrs. Sarah Olene Brooks, 85, 3767 Thornton Drive, Kingsport, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Wellmont Hospital after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Brooks was a Kingsport native and a daughter of the late J.O. "Oscar" and Eva Rhea Galloway Smith.
   She was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Jasper R. Brooks, two grandsons, Tony and Tommy Brooks, one great-grandson, one great-granddaughter, two sisters, Maude McQueen and Edna Haynes, and two brothers, Rob Smith and Clyde Smith.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Lucian Haynes, Kingsport, one son and daughter-in-law, Benny and Brenda Brooks, Kingsport, three granddaughters, Tisa and Charles Clapp, Marty and Greg Hubbard, and Helen Brooks, eight grandsons, Buddy Haynes, Ritchie, Randy, Rusty, Ronnie, Lee, Larry and Daniel Brooks, three great-grandsons, and one great-granddaughter, two sisters, Mrs. Wright (Eula) Johnson, Gray, and Mrs. Dan L. (Clara) Marcum, Kingsport, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Gray Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   BROOKS -- Visitation for Mrs. Sarah Olene Brooks, 85, 3767 Thornton Drive, Kingsport, who died Thursday, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, from 6-8 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. from the Gray Funeral Home chapel. The Revs. Jerry Musick and Ron Gordon will officiate. Interment will follow at the Carpenter's Family Cemetery, Rogersville, Tenn. Pallbearers are Ritchie Brooks, Randy Brooks, Rusty Brooks, Lee Brooks, Ronnie Brooks, Buddy Haynes, Charles Clapp and Greg Hubbard. Gray Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Phyllis Crumley

  
Mrs. Phyllis "Bobbie" Crumley, 77, 611 W. D Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of West Jefferson, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Eva Osborne Hodge. She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Crumley, April 19, 1989.
   She had formerly worked at Reed's Dress Shop and J.C. Penney Co. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
   Survivors include a son, Mike Crumley, Kingsport, a sister-in-law, Lucy Hill, Elizabethton, two nieces, Sonja Elizabeth Huff, and Barbara Greer, two nephews, Douglas Crumley and Randy Shoun.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   CRUMLEY -- Graveside services for Phyllis "Bobbie" Crumley, 77, 611 W. D Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park, with Mr. Donald B. Marshall and Mr. John H. Smith, ministers, officiating. Burial will follow the service. 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 cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Crumley family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia S. Grindstaff

   Patricia Wilson Stout Grindstaff, 69, 304A Southview Circle, Elizabethton, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   A native of Johnson City, she was a daughter of the late Jeff C. and Mary Hodges Wilson. She had lived most of her lief in Elizabethton.
   Ms. Grindstaff was a 1950 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was retired due to disbility in 1987 from the Tennessee Department of Corrections. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Rozina Stout, Kenny and Debbie Grindstaff and Terry and Cathy Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton, and Jack and Doris Stout, White Pine, Tenn., one sister, Mrs. K.P. (Edna) Jenkins, Elizabethton, seven grandchildren, Stacey Stout, Patricia Stout, Tiffany Stout, Crystal Grindstaff, Jessica Grindstaff, Kristin Grindstaff and Meghan Stout, and three nephews, Tommy Jenkins, Wayne Jenkins and Pert Jenkins.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Graveside services for Patricia Wilson Stout Grindstaff, 69, 304A Southview Circle, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Burial will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:55 p.m. Sunday, will be Jeff Richmond, Tommy Jenkins, Don Wilson, Stacey Stout, Bill Wilson, Larry Walsh, Raymond Townsend and Butch Baumgardner. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Debbie Grindstaff, 276 Old Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Grindstaff family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John H. Hall

   John H. Hall, 64, 1236 Eastbrook Drive, Kingsport, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in Livingston, Mont.
   Mr. Hall was a native of Washington County and had lived most of his life in Sullivan County. He was a son of the late Thomas Foy Hall and Flora Hall Hopkins. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Edna May Williams, one brother, Ray Hall, and one sister-in-law, June Snodgrass Hall.
   Mr. Hall was a retired employee of the Tennessee Department of Revenue, Sales Tax Collection Division, after 30 years of service.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Catherine Fleenor Hall, two brothers, Charles Hall, Piney Flats, and Roy Hall and his wife, Helen, Kingsport, one sister, Joann Sparks and her husband, T.J., Johnson City, one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Scott and Joann Fleenor, Bristol, a sister-in-law, Helen Fleenor, Hampton, a sister-in-law, Phyllis Hall, Piney Flats, one aunt, Lena Leonard, nine nieces and nephews, 16 great-nieces and nephews, and many cousins.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn., 423-282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   HALL -- Funeral services for John H. Hall, 64, 1236 Eastbrook Drive, Kingsport, who passed away Wednesday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Morris-Baker Funeral Home North Chapel. The Rev. Ronald Hicks will officiate. Burial and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abingdon, Va. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Richard Thompson, Jason Wheeler, Clifford Hall, Mark Hall, Tony Sizemore, Mark Hale and Pat Hall. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Matt Whitlock, Kyle Hite, A.J. Stout, Ralph Penix, Sherman Smith, Nathan Tino, Roy Foglesong, David Foglesong, Paul Steele, Rudy Martin and his neighbors and employees of the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Fleenor Hall; two brothers, Charles Hall, Piney Flats, Roy Hall and his wife, Helen, Kingsport; one sister, Joann Sparks and her husband, T.J., Johnson City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Scott and Joann Fleenor, Bristol; sister-in-law, Helen Fleenor, Hampton, sister-in-law, Phyllis Hall, Piney Flats, one aunt, Lena Leonard, nine nieces and nephews, 16 great-nieces and nephews and many cousins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hall was also preceded in death by one sister, Edna May Williams, one brother, Ray Hal, and one sister-in-law, June Snodgrass Hall. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to your church or favorite charity. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn., 423-282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl G. Hodge

  
Carl Gene Hodge, 67, Nottingham, Pa., formerly of Butler, Tenn., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in the Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove, Pa.
   Mr. Hodge was a native of Johnson County and a son of Mrs. Bessie Hodge Roark, Chester, Pa., and the late Lynn Hodge.
   He was employed by James H. Paxon and Sons, Inc. in Oxford, Pa., as a truck driver for the past 23 years. His handle was the Tennessee Fiddler. He loved bluegrass music and played the guitar and fiddle.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Terry Hodge, Mountain City, Gary Hodge, Oxford, Pa., two step-sons, Danny Adkins, Butler, Tenn., and Freddie Adkins, North Carolina, two step-daughters, Vera Kimberlin, of Tennessee, and Carla Lanston, Chattanooga, Tenn., one brother, Kenneth Dickens, of New London, Pa., four sisters, Rose Dickens, New London, Pa., Nell Harper, Kaolin, Pa., Sara Francis, Chester, Pa., and Peggy Knoles, West Grove, Pa., his companion, Cathy Smith, Nottingham, Pa., seven grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be announced later. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, Tenn., 423-727-9221, is in charge of the arrangements.

Allen F. Lovelace

  
LOVELACE -- Graveside services for Allen France Lovelace, 74, 208 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. VFW Post 2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gladys P. Rainbolt

  
Mrs. Gladys P. Rainbolt, 78, 332 Mountain View Drive, Hampton, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Mary Hicks Payne. She had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was preceded in death by a brother, Arless Payne.
   Mrs. Rainbolt was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, John M. Rainbolt, a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Rainbolt, Hampton, two sisters, Maude Stout, West Jefferson, N.C., and Bernice Pierce, Elizabethton, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two nephews, and two nieces.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   RAINBOLT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys P. Rainbolt, 78, 332 Mountain View Drive, Hampton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. Micky Beal and Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Ann Hazelwood Stepp will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, will be E.C. Vines, Richard Tester, Ray Arnett, Jerry Nave, Ron Pierce, and Steve Rainbolt. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and employees of Life Care Center and her church family. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Rainbolt family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Howard E. Richardson

   Howard E. "Gene" Richardson, 55, of Bristol, died Thursday, September 12, 2002, at Wellmont Hospice House following a battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
   Mr. Richardson was a native of Bristol and a son of Frances N. Peters Richardson, Bristol, and the late Howard T. Richardson.
   Mr. Richardson had resided in this area all his life and had been employed at Southside Barber Shop since 1964. He was a member and deacon of Mullins Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and chairman of the Deacon's Board. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served three tours in Vietnam aboard the USS Kitty Hawk.
   Survivors include, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Regina "Jeannie" Thomas Richardson, of the home; two daughters, Sherry L. Richardson and Tina Richardson, both of the home; a brother, Bob Richardson, Bristol; four sisters-in-law, Irene Richardson, Donna Minton and Debbie Brewer, all of Bristol, and Terry Tester, Blountville; and two nieces, Teresa Dobbie and Renee Richardson. Several aunts and cousins also survive.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, (423) 968-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Howard E. "Gene" Richardson, 55, of Bristol, who died Thursday, September 12, 2002, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14, in the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Rosenbalm and the Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. Interment followed in the Rooty Branch Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post #3382, Kingsport. The family received friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family extends a special "thank you" to the nursing staff at Wellmont Hospice House as well as to Dr. Bennett Cowan. E-mail condolences may be sent to www.Weaverfuneralhome.net. Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline Sampson

  
Mrs. Pauline Sampson, 89, 510 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Sampson was a native of Princeton, W.Va., and a daughter of the late Zeb and Hallie Carbough Ellison. She was preceded in death by her husband, O.R. Sampson, by two daughters, two brothers, three sisters and one grandchild.
   Mrs. Sampson was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include three sons, William A. Smith, Johnson City, Ronnie Smith and Stanley Smith, both of Elizabethton, one sister, Juanita Wimmer, Princeton, W.Va., nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SAMPSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Sampson, 89, 510 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, will be conducted in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, with Dr. Dennis Deese officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Patty Hodge, soloist, and Carol Roberts, pianist. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and Bruce Hill and Jim Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Hill, Bill Clark, Everette Gass, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence at any time, or at the homes of the sons. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hathaway-percy@funeral-plans.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.