November 29, 2002

Martha D. Campbell

   Martha D. Campbell, 91, Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Nov. 28,
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late A.M. and Louzina Hatley Davenport. Mrs. Campbell was a member of Little Milligan Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, David Campbell; two sons, Ralph Davenport and David Campbell, Jr.; two grandsons and one granddaughter; seven brothers and two sisters.
   Survivors include three daughters, Marie Matherly, Butler, Joyce Ellis, Elizabethton, and Ann Collins, Johnson City; 17 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren also survive as well as several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements. Visit our website at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   CAMPBELL - Funeral services for Martha D. Campbell, 91, Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton, who went to her heavenly home on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Little Milligan Baptist Church with Rev. Nick Bradshaw and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Esther Loyd, Tammy Kinser and Phyllis McQueen. The graveside service and interment will follow at the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Friends may also call at the residences of the daughters anytime. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Little Milligan Baptist Church Building Fund, 4223 Highway 321, Butler, TN, 37640. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address: condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

David Fair

   David Fair, 50, 109 Rochelle Drive, Morehead City, N.C., died Thursday, November 28, 2002, at Carterette General Hospital, Morehead City, following a brief illness.
   Mr. Fair was a native of Carter County and the son of L.D. and Peggy Merryman Fair, Elizabethton.
   Mr. Fair was a 1971 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served four and one-half years in the Marines, and was employed by NADEP-Department of the U.S. Navy as an air frames helicopter mechanic. He had received a Congressional Commendation for his work in the 321 National Science Foundation Aircraft Recovery Operation in Antarctica Operation Deep Freeze in 1988.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Fair, in May 2001.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two daughters, Rebecka Dawn Fair and Amber Nicole Fair, both of Greensboro, N.C.; a son, Cody Ryan Fair, Elizabethton; his former wife, Kathy Hilton Fair, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Cindy Fair, Elizabethton, and Darrell and Maria Fair and Maggie Fair, Johnson City; and one sister-in-law, Maggie Fair, Johnson City. Eight nieces and nephews and numerous aunts and uncles 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
  
   FAIR -- A memorial service for David Fair, 50, 109 Rochelle Drive, Morehead City, N.C., who died Thursday, November 28, 2002, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 1, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Eddy Craft, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends in the chapel of the funeral home Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service hour. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Those who wish to omit flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Fair to the Veterans Memorial Fund, Elizabethton City Hall, 136 S. Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via our e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances E. Hyder

   Frances Edens Hyder, 79, of 2144 West G Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, in the Northside Hospital following a brief illness.
   She was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Frank and Rhoda Sims Edens.
   Mrs. Hyder was a member of Hopwood Christian Church and was retired from North American Rayon Corporation.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul X. Hyder, and a brother, Wayne Edens.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Kenneth Campbell, Jonesborough; one grandson and spouse, Jeff and Ceilya Campbell, Gray; one sister, Doris Edens of the home; and several special cousins.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Dr., is in charge of arrangements. Visit our website at: www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HYDER - Funeral services for Frances Edens Hyder, 79, of 2144 West G Street., who died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton or at the residence anytime. Those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Heritage Baptist Church Building Fund, 1512 John Exum Parkway, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail: condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Dr., Elizabethton is in charge of the arrangements.

Coy L. Peters

   Coy L. Peters, 89, formerly of Elizabethton, died Friday, November 22, 2002, at Erwin Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Peters was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Robert and Maggie Lipps Peters.
   Mr. Peters was a Freewill Baptist and a former employee of Bemberg Corporation.
   Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Kane, Elizabethton, and Maxine Haffield, Vero Beach, Fla., and two sisters, Bertha Nell Sullins, Nashville, and Martha Whitt, Benton City, Wash. Four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PETERS -- Memorial services for Coy L. Peters, 89, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Friday, November 22, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 1, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. H. Brooks Peters officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Herman P. Sutphin

   Herman Paul Sutphin, 82, 120 Manning St., Elizabethton, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, in the James H. Quillen Medical Center following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late John Cleveland and Elizabeth C. Grindstaff Sutphin. Mr. Sutphin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II. He was a charter member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166 and the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 360.
   He was the retired owner and operator of the Sonoma Office Supply of Sonoma, CA and was of the Protestant faith.
   Mr. Sutphin was preceded in death by his first wife, Mae Sutphin in 1950 and by three brothers.
   Survivors include his wife, Velma Yount Sutphin of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bill and Jerrie Sutphin of Winnsboro, TX and John Sutphin of Lexington, Tn.; and one sister, Hazel Bergman, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   SUTPHIN - Graveside services and interment for Herman Paul Sutphin, 82, 120 Manning St., Elizabethton, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 in the Grindstaff Cemetery (Siam Community) with the VA Chaplain, Rev. Carlton Fuller officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Patton Crosswhite VFW Post No. 6975 of Bristol, TN. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends at the Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address: condolences@hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

November 26, 2002

Billy E. Combs

  
Billy E. Combs, Sr., 56, 184 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 24, 2002 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Cracker and Sarah Green Combs. He was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Combs was an employee of Leon-Fernbac.
   He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Fenner, and four brothers, Ray Combs, Frank Combs, Ike Combs, and Jakey Combs.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Timothy Treadway, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Patty Combs, Billy and Nicole Combs, all of Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Pudge and Violet Combs, Elizabethton; Clyde Combs, 11 grandchildren, Ashley and Dustin Treadway, Elizabethton; Amber and Ray Combs, Elizabethton; Charlie Williams, Elizabethton; Billy, Alexia, Seven, Austin, Kendrea, and Shealea Combs, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews, cousins, his ex-wife, Susie Combs, Elizabethton; a special friend, Diane Cable, and his constant companion and beloved dog, Alex, also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.
  
   COMBS -- Funeral services for Billy E. Combs, Sr., 56, 184 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, November 24, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2002 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry McKinney, Hal Blevins, Dayton McNeal and Bill Cole. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. A special thank you to Dr. Stephen Smith and the nursing staff on the 5200 wing of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, and to ETSU Cancer Associates and all attending physicians. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2002 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address, condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Horney

  
Margaret Horney, 60, 800 Horney Creek Road, Banner Elk, N.C., died Sunday, November 24, 2002 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   She was a native of Avery County and a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Spoon Brown. Mrs. Horney was a homemaker and a member of Elk Valley Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Howard "Bo" Horney, of the home; a son, Eric Horney, Banner Elk, N.C.; a brother, Richard Brown, Newland, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Pamela Williams, Granite Falls, N.C.; Lisa Overcash, Durham, N.C., and a step-grandson, Benjamin Williams, Hudson, N.C. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HORNEY -- Funeral services for Margaret Horney, 60, 800 Horney Creek Road, Banner Elk, N.C., who died Sunday, November 24, 2002, will be conducted Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Elk Valley Baptist Church, with Revs. Junior Carver and Billy McGuire officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, November 26, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Clarence E. Wilson

  
Rev. Clarence E. Wilson, Sr., 80, 295 Bishop Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 25, 2002 at his residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Jack and Lucy Owens Wilson. He was a member and former pastor of Old Horseshoe Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Wilson began his ministry in 1949 and served as pastor in several other area Freewill Baptist churches. He was a member of the Appalachian Freewill Baptist Association.
   He was a former employee of the State of Tennessee and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 47 years of service.
   He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ruth Parks; infant sister, Martha Louise Wilson; two brothers, Ted Wilson, and Stuart Wilson, and one granddaughter, Julia Wilson.
   Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Hattie Markland Wilson, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Ben Lambert, Herndon, Va.; Charlotte and Vaughn Jenkins, Elizabethton; Norma Jean and Clarence Baumgardner, Elizabethton; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Carl and Emma Wilson, Druculla, Ga.; Leonard Roy and Carmetta Wilson, Elizabethton; Clarence "Junior" and Kathy Wilson, Elizabethton; David Lee Wilson, Elizabethton; two sisters, Ruby Shepphard, Elizabethton; Ida DeLong, Elizabethton; four brothers, Rev. Leonard Carroll Wilson, Canton, Ohio; Paul Wilson, Piney Flats; Rev. J.D. Wilson, Spruce Pine, N.C.; Benny Wilson, New Bern, N.C.; 13 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.
  
   WILSON -- Funeral services for Rev. Clarence E. Wilson, Sr., 80, 295 Bishop Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 25, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2002 in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Street, Rev. D.C. Byrd, and Rev. W.C. Amos officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ray Don Markland. Graveside services and interment will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Bowers Cemetery, Blue Springs community. Active pallbearers will be Jonathan Baumgardner, Tommy Markland, Kirk Wilson, Gregory Wilson, Curtis Jenkins, Bill Ayers, Timothy Jenkins, and Timothy Baumgardner. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors, fellow ministers of Appalachian Freewill Baptist Association, fellow employees of North American Corporation, and Rusty Rumley. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2002 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the residence, 295 Bishop Hollow Road, Elizabethton, any time. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address, condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

November 25, 2002

Rev. Roy Cates

  
The Rev. Roy Cates, 89, 5679 Highway 19E, Tiger Valley community, Hampton, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness of three years.
   The Rev. Cates was a Carter County native and the son of the late J.R. and Mattie Hyder Cates. In addition to his parents, the Rev. Cates was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Cates Hyder, and two brothers, Jim Cates and Harry Cates.
   The Rev. Cates was a faithful member of Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church, where he had many years of perfect attendance, served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the church choir, and served as a deacon. He served as the church's pastor on two occasions. The Rev. Cates was ordained as a minister in May 1967. In addition to Little Doe, he also pastored at Pearce's Chapel, Upper Gap Creek, Green Mountain and St. John Free Will Baptist churches. He was a member of the Toe River Free Will Baptist Association and served as clerk for 35 years. He was retired from the Carter County School System, having served as principal and teacher and belonged to the Retired Teachers Association. The Rev. Cates was a World War II veteran, having served 4 1/2 years with the 428th Engineer Dump Truck Company in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, where he helped build the AlCan Highway. He also served in China, Burma and India. During his tour of duty, his travels took him around the world.
   Survivors include his wife of almost 57 years, Lydia Alma Sutphin Cates, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Janet Ruth and Scott Lusk, Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn Roy and Vivian Cates, Hampton, and Terry and Monnie Cates, Crystal River, Fla.; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Clyde and Maxine Cates, Ray and Frank Cates, all of Hampton; four sisters, Ethel Wilson, Johnson City, Mildred Jamison, Fredericksburg, Va., Mary Ruth Cole, Grayson, Ky., and Sally Cates, Hampton; six grandchildren, Season and Joe Lusk, Glenna and Brooke Cates, and Jason and Jeremy Cates; two stepgrandchildren, Marty and William Wilson of Florida; one aunt, Rhoda Cates Hyder; four sisters-in-law, Virginia Cates, Edna Taylor, Helen Saylor and Hazel Hrush, and one brother-in-law, Gene Sutphin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosemary M. Clark

  
Rosemary Mills Clark, 86, 4318 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, died Saturday, November 23, 2002 in the Wellington Place of Johnson City.
   A native of Hancock County, she was a daughter of the late Cleve and Dora Davidson Mills. She was a graduate of Hancock County High School and attended Lincoln Memorial University.
   She had been a resident of Sullivan County since 1937. She was a retired employee of the Kingsport Press after 34 years of service.
   Mrs. Clark was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church where she was active in the adult Sunday school class and women of the church before moving to Johnson City. She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis E. Clark; a son, Leif Errissin Clark; two sisters, Sara Mills and Mayme Blevins; and three brothers, Tom, John, and Clyde Mills.
   Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Annas Thompson Clark, Watauga; a granddaughter and her husband, Cydne Clark Smith and Norman Smith, Kingsport; a great grandson, Levi Persinger; and a great granddaughter, Jaclyn Rosemarie Smith. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.
  
   CLARK -- A memorial service for Mrs. Rosemary Mills Clark, 86, 4318 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, who died Saturday, November 23, 2002, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2002 in the Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5825 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, with Pastor Jim Gray officiating. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Clark to the Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5825 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663 or to the donor's favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bethany Presbyterian Church. By her request, Mrs. Clark's body was donated to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton.

November 24, 2002

Rev. Roy Cates

  
The Rev. Roy Cates, 89, 5679 Highway 19E, Tiger Valley community, Hampton, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness of three years.
   The Rev. Cates was a Carter County native and the son of the late J.R. and Mattie Hyder Cates. In addition to his parents, the Rev. Cates was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Cates Hyder, and two brothers, Jim Cates and Harry Cates.
   The Rev. Cates was a faithful member of Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church, where he had many years of perfect attendance, served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the church choir, and served as a deacon. He served as the church's pastor on two occasions. The Rev. Cates was ordained as a minister in May 1967. In addition to Little Doe, he also pastored at Pearce's Chapel, Upper Gap Creek, Green Mountain and St. John Free Will Baptist churches. He was a member of the Toe River Free Will Baptist Association and served as clerk for 35 years. He was retired from the Carter County School System, having served as principal and teacher and belonged to the Retired Teachers Association. The Rev. Cates was a World War II veteran, having served 4 1/2 years with the 428th Engineer Dump Truck Company in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, where he helped build the AlCan Highway. He also served in China, Burma and India. During his tour of duty, his travels took him around the world.
   Survivors include his wife of almost 57 years, Lydia Alma Sutphin Cates, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Janet Ruth and Scott Lusk, Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn Roy and Vivian Cates, Hampton, and Terry and Monnie Cates, Crystal River, Fla.; three brothers, Clyde, Ray and Frank Cates, all of Hampton; four sisters, Ethel Wilson, Johnson City, Mildred Jamison, Fredericksburg, Va., Mary Ruth Cole, Grayson, Ky., and Sally Cates, Hampton; six grandchildren, Season and Joe Lusk, Glenna and Brooke Cates, and Jason and Jeremy Cates; two stepgrandchildren, Marty and William Wilson of Florida; one aunt, Rhoda Cates Hyder; four sisters-in-law, Virginia Cates, Edna Taylor, Helen Saylor and Hazel Hrush, and one brother-in-law, Gene Sutphin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   CATES -- Funeral services for the Rev. Roy Cates, 89, 5679 Highway 19E, Tiger Valley community, Hampton, who went to be with his Lord on Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. Shane Waters, Bill Jaynes and Sam Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in the John Whitehead Cemetery. The church choir will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Monday, will be nephews Richard Wilson, Johnny Wilson, James I. Wilson, Jerry Wilson, Wayne Cates, Jansen Cole, Mack Cates, Jeremy Whisenhunt, Jim Cates, Tip Smith, Jack Smith, Don Banner and N.E. Hyder, III. Honorary pallbearers will be Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond, Bobby, Richard, James, Steve, Albert, William, Ronnie, George, Gene, Ernest, Robert, Tim, Jim and Joe Sutphin, Don Hursh, Mike Taylor, Phillip Taylor, Bill Cates, N.E. Hyder, Jr., Bobby Cates, Albert Simerly, Carmen Simerly, Omer Simerly, Conley Burchfield, Kenny Hyder, ministers of the Toe River Free Will Baptist Association, and his church family at Little Doe. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. For those who desire, memorials may be made in memory of the Rev. Cates to the Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church, 118 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, TN 37658 or to the Whitehead Cemetery Fund, 1167 Rittertown Road, Hampton, TN 37658. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to the caregivers at the Life Care Center. The body will be moved to the church one hour before services. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John N. Chambers

   CHAMBERS -- Graveside services for John N. "J.N." Chambers, 76, 130 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Revs. Randy Johnson and Jonas Revis officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary M. Greer

  
GREER -- Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Magalene Greer, 90, 110 Tad Lincoln Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Revs. Howard Messer and Mark Simmons officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Norma Lacey

   Norma Lacey, 67, 3211 Mayfield Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Coy L. Peters

  
Mr. Coy L. Peters, 89, formerly of Elizabethton, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in the Erwin Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   A Carter County native, Mr. Peters was a son of the late Robert and Maggie Lipps Peters.
   He was a Free Will Baptist and a former employee of Bemberg Corp.
   Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Kane, Elizabethton, and Maxine Haffield, Vero Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Bertha Nell Sullins, Nashville, and Martha Whitt, Benton City, Washington; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   A memorial service for Mr. Peters will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen S. Rachel

  
Mrs. Helen Ruth Sams Rachel, 76, 1710 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A Carter County native, Mrs. Rachel was a daughter of Carrie Blevins Sams, Hillview Nursing Home, Elizabethton, and the late Hughy S. Sams. Mrs. Rachel had lived in Radford, Va., for a number of years before returning to Elizabethton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert C. Rachel, March 4, 1996, by a sister, Phyllis Sams, and by a brother, Jack Sams.
   She was a retired employee of K-Mart of Radford. She attended Southside Free will Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Herbert Rachel, Jr. Charlotte, N.C.; four sisters, JoAnn Waycaster, Willa Mae Hill and Diane Pleasant, all of Elizabethton, and Gayle McPeek, Columbia, S.C.; eight brothers, F.D. Sams, Karnak, Ill., Jerry Sams, Fruitland, Fla., Tommy Sams and Nolan Sams, both of Watauga, Freddie Sams, Danny Sams and Johnny Sams, all of Elizabethton; and Eddie Sams, Seville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   RACHEL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Ruth Sams Rachel, 76, 1710 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Entombment services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mary Lynn Grindstaff and Rick Melton will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be J. Fred Grindstaff, the church families of Southside Free Will Baptist Church and Lynn Valley Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, JoAnn Waycaster, 1716 Southside Road. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Rachel to the American Cancer Society, C/O Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward P. Williams

   Edward P. Williams, 89, 2007 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, Apt. B, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Mr. Williams was a Carter County native and a son of the late Chester Joshua and Lena Hendrix Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Carriger Williams; two brothers, John Jacob Williams and Ward Franklin Williams; and one sister, Mary Catherine Withers.
   Mr. Williams retired from the United States Air Force after 30 years of service. He served was a World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War. Following retirement, Mr. Williams worked as a distributor Tech Rubber Co., Johnstown, Ohio. He was a member of First Christian Church, Johnson City, where he formerly served as a deacon and elder. Mr. Williams was a member and past president of the Mr. and Mrs. Sunday School Class. Mr. Williams was a member of Dashiell Masons Dashiell Lodge No. 238 for more than 50 years. He was a member of R.D. Keller Chapter No. 0214, B.E. Wooten Council No. 0119, Carter County Commandery No. 0037, the Anointed Kings, a charter member of the Jericho Temple and the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association of the Armed Forces, the Johnson City Country Club, and a former member of the Nativic Civitan Club of Johnson City, where he was a past president. He was instrumental in establishing the East River Christian Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include his wife, Georgia Arnett Williams; one brother and sister-in-law, Chester J. and Elda Williams Jr., Longview, Texas; two nephews, Norman Williams and wife Ann, Fayetteville, Ga., and Byron Williams and wife Linda, Longview; one niece, Donna Marie Williams, Tampa, Fla.; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, 423-928-6111, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Edward P. Williams, 89, 2007 Sherwood Drive, Apt. B, Johnson City, who died Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Tim Wallingford, minister, officiating. Graveside committal services will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park with full military honors being accorded by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from Fort Sumter, S.C. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Mr. and Mrs. Sunday School Class of First Christian Church, members of the Nativic Civitan Club of Johnson City, members of the coffee club, and Joe Wilson, Phil Torbett, Bernie Gray Jr., Howard Bowers, Roger Strait, Don Crowe and J.T. Sheppard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277, Appalachian Christian Village, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601, or First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, in the East Chapel of the funeral home. Condolences may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, 423-928-6111, is in charge of the arrangements.

November 22, 2002

Roberta H. Belcher

   Mrs. Roberta Hughes Belcher, 91, Anderson Health Care, Gray, died Thursday, November 21, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Belcher was a native of Windom, Yancey County, N.C., having lived most of her life in Unicoi County. She was a daughter of the late Thomas G. and Lena Bowman Hughes and was also preceded in death by her husband, Maynard Preston Belcher, June 14, 1996, two brothers, James Jerry Hughes and John Woodrow Hughes, and a sister, Mary Alice Fullen.
   Mrs. Belcher was a homemaker and a member of Unicoi United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ken M. and Barbara Belcher, Unicoi; a brother and sister-in-law, William Perry and Leona Hughes, Unicoi; a sister, Leah Connor, Knoxville; and four grandsons and seven great-grandchildren, all of Augusta, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, (423) 743-1381 or (423) 928-4595, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BELCHER -- Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Roberta Hughes Belcher, 91, Anderson Health Care, Gray, who died Thursday, November 21, 2002, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 24, in the Bell Cemetery, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi, with the Rev. Estel Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her son, Ken Belcher, 150 Belcher Road, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

John N. Chambers

  
John N. "J.N." Chambers, 76, 130 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 21, 2002 in the Life Care Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Winfield A. and Delia Arnett Chambers.
   He was employed for several years as a salesman for Home Furnishings Company. He retired from North American Rayon Corporation. He had formerly served as a school board member of the 14th District of Carter County. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.
   Mr. Chambers was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238, the Scottish Rite, Knoxville, and Jericho Temple, Kingsport. He was an honorary member of Hampton Masonic Lodge #750. He was a member of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.
   Mr. Chambers was preceded in death by three sisters, Cornthia Chambers, Laura Suess, and Viola Stevens, and two brothers, Ray Chambers and Howard Dugger.
   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty Lou Clark Chambers; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Lillie Johnson, Ethel Johnson, and June and Harold Telleen, all of Elizabethton, and one sister-in-law, Ruby Chambers, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CHAMBERS -- Funeral services for John N. "J.N." Chambers, 76, 130 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, November 21, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2002 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson and Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2002 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday will be Mark Markland, Ricky Markland, Randy Markland, Jimmy Stevens, Charles Hodge, Phillip Shull, Buddy Rash, and Marvin "Buck" Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Telleen, Ed Markland, Henry Jenkins, Bill Jenkins, Earl Ellis, George Green, Jr., Harold Estep, Donnie Carden, Jimmy Parr, Thurman Adams, Carl Roberson, Phillip Suess, W.A. Suess, Arlen Bailey, Tim Chambers, Clarence Perry, Will Blakely and John Allen. The family will receive friends following the funeral service Saturday night. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Chambers family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary M. Greer

  
Mrs. Mary Magalene Greer, 90, 110 Tad Lincoln Court, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 21, 2002 at her residence.
   A life-long resident of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Brewer and Ida Campbell Street, and her step-father, Frank Street.
   Mrs. Greer was owner and operator of Greer Grocery and Remnant Shop on Siam Road until her retirement. Mrs. Greer was a charter member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church. She was a member of the Mary Greer Sunday School Class and was active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the church.
   She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and one grandchild.
   Survivors include her husband of almost 73 years, Roby Greer; three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Rene Greer, Hickory, N.C., Norman L. and Lois Greer, and George Frank and Nadine Greer, all of Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and John James, Elizabethton; two sisters, Mrs. Genevia Holtsclaw and Mrs. Martha Hughes, both of Roan Mountain; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Her extended family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Butler, Elizabethton; Maebelle Birchfield, Hampton; Betty Street, Roan Mountain; Donna Troutman and Carolyn Campbell, both of Elizabethton, also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GREER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Magalene Greer, 90, 110 Tad Lincoln Court, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, November 21, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2002 in the East Side Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Messer, Rev. Mark Simmons, and Dr. Richard Adams officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2002 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Marsha Jaynes, soloist, and Alice Bunton, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2002 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home will be Al Hughes, Micky Sloope, Nat Keener, Glenn Marley, Joe Jaynes, Anthony Brickey, Henry Campbell, and Jim Troutman. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hospice nurses, Pastor Doug Ranshaw, and Dr. Daniel Paul and his staff. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the East Side Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Greer family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie V. Honeycutt

  
Mr. Charlie V. Honeycutt, 95, 109 Treadway Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at his residence.
   Mr. Honeycutt was a native of Graham County, North Carolina, having lived most of his life in Erwin and Johnson City. He was a son of the late Merritt Miller and Cora Honeycutt.
   Mr. Honeycutt was a carpenter having retired in 1991. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hettie Williams Honeycutt, August 20, 1994; two sons, Chester Honeycutt and Kermit Honeycutt; two daughters, JoAnn H. Campbell and Norma H. Burleson; five brothers, Norman Bradford, Ervin Bradford, George Bradford, Hillard Bradford, and Gilbert Bradford, and one sister, Pearl Bradford.
   Survivors include two sons, Cleven Honeycutt, Elizabethton, and Claude Honeycutt, Sulphur Springs; five daughters and two sons-in-law, Ralph Miller, Johnson City; Elzia and Louise Miller, Johnson City; Junior and Lois Ann Miller, of Bath, S.C.; Willard and Juanita Miller, Erwin; Lattie and Denise Miller, Erwin; Loyal and Rose Miller, Cleveland, Tenn.; Howard and Sue Miller, Augusta Ga.; Douglas and Rushare Miller, Washington, D.C.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and David Hale, Cleveland, Tenn.; Carolyn and Don Hammond, Johnson City; 35 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Unicoi Funeral Home, Unicoi, 743-1381, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HONEYCUTT -- Funeral services for Mr. Charlie V. Honeycutt, 95, 109 Treadway Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, November 20, 2002, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2002 at the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Monroe Willis and Rev. Roscoe Higgins will officiate. Music will be provided by Stephanie Lee and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2002 in Washington County Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Friday and at the cemetery by 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence, 109 Treadway Drive, Johnson City. Unicoi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert G. Walker

  
Robert "Gale" Walker, 66, 122 O.A. Fair Circle, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 21, 2002 at his home following a two-year illness.
   A native of Monticello, Mississippi, he had lived in Carter County since 1972. He was the son of the late Autie Clifton and Ethel Lee Davis Walker. He was a member of Borderview Christian Church.
   He was a retired dye repair supervisor of Alcan Corporation.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Thames, and a brother, Charles Walker.
   Survivors include his wife of the home, Velma L. Byrd Walker, two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Gail and Thamer Williams, Jr., Brandon, Miss.; Patsy Diann and Robert M. Campbell, Palm City, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Clifton and Laurie Walker, Chapel Hill, N.C.; five grandchildren, Donald Gale and spouse; Tina Wilson, Johnson City; Chelsey M. Campbell; Cigi M. Campbell, both of Palm City, Fla.; Robert "Peyton" Walker, and Megan Camille Walker, both of Chapel Hill, N.C.; one great grandchild, Sophia Gail Wilson, Johnson City; two step great grandchildren, Logan Wagenseller, Savanna Wagenseller, both of Johnson City; step-mother, Rosa Lee Walker, Ruth, Miss.; two half brothers, Malcolm Walker, Ruth, Miss.; Gerald Walker, Ruth, Miss.; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, several nieces and nephews. Several other family members and many wonderful friends also survive. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.
  
   WALKER -- Funeral services for Robert "Gale" Walker, 66, 122 O.A. Fair Circle, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, November 21, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2002 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Mr. Ken Caswell and Mr. Ron Marvell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Scott Reynolds. The graveside service and interment will be held Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 3 p.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dick Emmert, Howard Love, Ralph Morris, Doyle Turbyfill, Lynn Holdren, Randy Carrier, Stanley Smith, and Nat Proffitt. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Winters, Jack Love, Jim Carrier, members of Borderview Christian Church, friends and neighbors, and fellow employees of Alcan Corporation. Since his retirement in 1999, Mr. Walker enjoyed visiting his children, grandchildren, family and friends and his favorite past times, fishing and golfing. A special thank you to his wife, Velma, and his caregivers, Mildred Winters, Norma Carrier, Deborah Whitson, and the nursing staff of Hospice Johnson City Medical Center, and Dr. Ray Lamb. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2002 to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2002 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address: condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alma M. Ward

  
Alma M. "Cookie" Ward, 90, 51 Cedar Road Ext., Hickory, N.C., died Thursday, November 21, 2002 in the Brian Center Nursing Home, Hickory, N.C. following a lengthy illness.
   A native of McMinnville, Tenn., she had resided in Ohio for over thirty years, in North Carolina for the last nine years, and was a former resident of Elizabethton.
   She was the daughter of the late Claude E. and Rachel McCoury Johnson. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her husband, Dana Herman Ward in 1960; two sons, Richard Ward and Estil Ward; nine brothers, Herbert Johnson, Bert Johnson, James Johnson, Clarence Johnson, Robert Johnson, Joe Johnson, Arlis Johnson, William Johnson, and Hoyt Johnson, and two sisters, Cassie Taylor and Lyla Johnson.
   Survivors include two sons, James Lee Ward, Hickory, N.C., and Asa Ray Ward, Elizabethton, and one sister, Mrs. Polly Miller, Cleveland, Tenn. Six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.
  
   WARD -- Funeral services for Alma M. "Cookie" Ward, 90, 51 Cedar Road Ext., Hickory, N.C., who died Thursday, November 21, 2002 will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2002 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service in the Shoun Cemetery, Stony Creek community. Active pallbearers will be James Ward Jr., Jimmy Ward, Danny Ward, Lockett Carden, Earl Grimm, and J.D. Ward. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2002. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

November 21, 2002

Patrick M. Buckles

  
Patrick M. "Bubby" Buckles, 61, 276 Minton Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late James Buckles and Helen Hyder Buckles Wilson. He previously had lived in Florida for 17 years. He was retired from the heating and air-conditioning business.
   He had served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Buckles was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Debra Curry Buckles; one son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Bethe Buckles, Pensacola, Fla.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Roberta and Bob Hughes, and Corine and J.D. Phillips, all of Elizabethton, and Lisa and Don Bailes, Johnson City; one granddaughter, Haley Buckles, Pensacola, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Arlene Curry, Elizabethton; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Diane and Sean Bowers, Tallahassee, Fla., and Denise and Sidney Hood, Mount Carmel. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BUCKLES -- Funeral services for Patrick M. "Bubby" Buckles, 61, 276 Minton Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, November 19, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2002 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Dennis Deese, Rev. Eric Eggers, and Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2002 in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Dale Williams, soloist, and Bobby Miller, pianist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be Sidney Hood, Sean Bowers, Lanny Eggers, Darrell Hardin, Charles Hardin, Roger Lewis, Troy Smith, Lawrence Buckles, and Steve McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Morgan, Joe Hyder, Deacon Bowers, Dick Oatman, Henry Potter, Gene Waters, J.C. Robinson, Jimmy Wilcox, Frank Childers, Harry Wilcox, Bill McKinney, Frank Spinney, Bill Smithy, Allen McKinney, Chip Bailey, Fred Miller, Ray Spratt, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Carl Nave, Dr. John Dengler, Allen Renfro, Dr. Fawwaz Hamati, Bob Renfro, men of Hunter First Baptist Church, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister and brother-in-law, Roberta and Bob Hughes, 451 Race Street, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Buckles to the Hunter First Baptist Church Building Fund, Gideons International, or to St. Jude's Hospital. Military graveside honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 2166. 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 Buckles family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gertha S. Grindstaff

  
Gertha S. Grindstaff, 95, formerly of 138 Old State Line Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, November 18, 2002 in the Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Unicoi County, she lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Luther H. and Dora Mashburn Stockton.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Grindstaff, November 6, 1983; three sisters, Clesta Harris, Ennis Lamons, and Verba Higgins; a brother, Herbert Stockton; an infant brother, and three infant sisters.
   Mrs. Grindstaff was a member of Doe River Baptist Church where she served as treasurer for many years. She also retired after forty years as secretary at Bemberg.
   Survivors include two sisters, Mclell Crute, of Victoria, Va., and Janice Shelton, Richmond, Va.; a brother, Ronald Stockton, Farmville, Va.; two special nephews, Coy Lee Harris and Charles N. Harris, both of Flag Pond; seven nieces and seven nephews; several great-nieces and nephews. Great great nieces and nephews also survive, as well as special friends, Frankie and Charlotte Richardson, Elizabethton. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Gertha S. Grindstaff, 95, formerly of 138 Old State Line Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, November 18, 2002 in the Pine Ridge Care Center, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2002 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, with Rev. Fred Wade, Rev. Jim Lindsay, and Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jim and Mary Louise Lindsay and Rev. Clate Briggs. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearer will be Cameron Shelton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2002 at Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Doe River Baptist Church, 113 Avon Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Words of sympathy to the family may be sent via e-mail address: condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John A. Irick

  
John Allen Irick, 60, 141 Centerview Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at his residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of Claude Thomas Irick, Elizabethton, and Onis Louise Hicks Irick, Roan Mountain. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Irick.
   Mr. Irick was of the Free Will Baptist faith. He was a disabled veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy for 12 1/2 years.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Betty J. Irick, of the home; three step-sons, Rick Holdren, Johnson City, Michael Greer and Gregory Greer, both of the home; three step-grandchildren, April Dawn Greer, Cody Lane Greer, and Selica Maree Greer, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Wanda Singleton, Roan Mountain, and Mary McClean, Fries, Va.; one brother, C.L. Irick, Rogersville, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.
  
   IRICK -- Funeral services for John Allen Irick, 60, 141 Centerview Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, November 19, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2002 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, with Rev. Keith Gwyn officiating. Music will be under the direction of "Just Pilgrims" trio. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Rick Holdren, Michael Greer, Gregory Greer, Tony Irick, Rick Singleton, Steve Singleton, Shane Singleton, and Arland Singleton. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nurses at the Veterans Administration Hospital. Military honors will be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom, V.F.W. Post No. 2166. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2002 at the funeral home chapel or at the residence at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Arthritis Foundation, Tennessee Chapter, 1719 West End Avenue, #303, W. Nashville, TN 37203. Words of sympathy to the family may be sent via e-mail address: condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

November 20, 2002

Patrick M. Buckles

  
Patrick M. "Bubby" Buckles, 61, 276 Minton Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late James Buckles and Helen Hyder Buckles Wilson. He previously had lived in Florida for 17 years. He was retired from the heating and air-conditioning business.
   He had served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Buckles was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Debra Curry Buckles; one son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Bethe Buckles, Pensacola, Fla.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Roberta and Bob Hughes, and Corine and J.D. Phillips, all of Elizabethton, and Lisa and Don Bailes, Johnson City; one granddaughter, Haley Buckles, Pensacola, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Arlene Curry, Elizabethton; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Diane and Sean Bowers, Tallahassee, Fla., and Denise and Sidney Hood, Mount Carmel. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BUCKLES -- Funeral services for Patrick M. "Bubby" Buckles, 61, 276 Minton Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, November 19, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2002 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Dennis Deese, Rev. Eric Eggers, and Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2002 in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Dale Williams, soloist, and Bobby Miller, pianist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be Sidney Hood, Sean Bowers, Lanny Eggers, Darrell Hardin, Charles Hardin, Roger Lewis, Troy Smith, Lawrence Buckles, and Steve McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Morgan, Joe Hughes, Deacon Bowers, Dick Oatman, Henry Potter, Gene Waters, J.C. Robinson, Jimmy Wilcox, Frank Childers, Harry Wilcox, Bill McKinney, Frank Spinney, Bill Smithy, Allen McKinney, Chip Bailey, Fred Miller, Ray Spratt, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Carl Nave, Dr. John Dengler, Allen Renfro, Dr. Fawwaz Hamati, Bob Renfro, men of Hunter First Baptist Church, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister and brother-in-law, Roberta and Bob Hughes, 451 Race Street, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Buckles to the Hunter First Baptist Church Building Fund, Gideons International, or to St. Jude's Hospital. Military graveside honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 2166. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Buckles family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Orrin P. Scott

   Orrin P. Scott, 80, 896 Timber Ridge Road, Bluff City, died Monday, November 18, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Scott was a native of Bluefield, Va., and the son of the late William H. and Virginia Tickle Scott. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Callie Nelson Scott; two sons, Edward Joseph Scott and Gary David Scott; and three sisters, Nancy Routh, Eula Alvarez and Leona Lee.
   Mr. Scott attended Lick Creek Christian Church. He was a truck driver for Mason-Dixon Lines for 39 years.
   Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Anne Brennan, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Pamela Scott Hoss, Bristol, Va., and Betty Jean Hinkle, Bluff City; a stepdaughter, LaWanda Nichols, Palmetto, Fla.; a special friend and companion, Helen Eytchison, Bluff City; and two brothers, Charles Scott, Elizabethton, and Elmer Scott, Johnson City. Eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   SCOTT -- Funeral services for Orrin P. Scott, 80, 896 Timber Ridge Road, Bluff City, who died Monday, November 18, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Joe Veeder, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 21, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Cole, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Dr. Mark Williams, Dr. Fawwaz Hamati and Gary Edward Sams. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Lick Creek Christian Church, 1172 Piney Flats Road, Watauga, TN 37694. Words of sympathy to the family may be sent via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances K. Sietman

   Mrs. Frances K. Sietman, 94, 409 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at Hillview Health Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Sietman was a native of Rogersville and had resided in Elizabethton since 1980. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Belle Hurst McConnell and was also preceded in death by three husbands, Bert Williams, in 1950, Bill Sias, in 1964, and Shirl Sietman, in 1982, and a brother, George McConnell.
   Mrs. Sietman was a retired nurse and a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Harry Fine, Elizabethton; a grandson, Robert Carroll, Kingsport; and a sister, Imogene Kirkpatrick, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SIETMAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Frances K. Sietman, 94, 409 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, November 19, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 21, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gene Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, November 22, in the Bethesda Cemetery, Morristown. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Nave, James Kent, Ken Calloway, Herbert Davenport, Dave Weber, Sid Hodge, Millard Fitzsimmons and Paul Knapp. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence of her daughter, Mary Fine, 411 Lee Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the Building Fund, First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Hobert Townsend

   Hobert "Hobe" Townsend, 92, 221C South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 17, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Townsend was a native of Burke County (Jonas Ridge), N.C., and the son of the late William and Victoria Johnson Townsend. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Baker Townsend, January 5, 1975, a brother, Charlie Townsend, and three sisters, Irene Smith, Juanita Guinn and Sarah Honeycutt.
   Mr. Townsend was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church. He retired from the Carter County Highway Department.
   Survivors include a sister, Pansy Smith, Morganton, N.C.; four nieces and spouses, Ruth Guinn Jones, Kennesaw, Ga., Geane and Stan Davis, Punta Gorda, Fla., Gerri and Chuck Gentry, Huntsville, Ala., and Marge and Steve Engelman, Aiken, S.C.; many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a special friend, Doris A. Richardson, 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
  
   TOWNSEND -- Funeral services for Hobert "Hobe" Townsend, 92, 221C South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, November 17, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 21, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow the funeral service at Harrison Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Southside Free Will Baptist Church and friends and neighbors of Mr. Townsend. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address: condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements.

November 19, 2002

Bobby K. Grindstaff

   Bobby K. "Big B" Grindstaff, 67, 105 Guinn Street, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 17, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Jess and Maude Matheson Grindstaff. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lee Roy Grindstaff, August 7, 2000.
   Mr. Grindstaff was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Kenneth Ward and Lorraine and Jerry English, all of Elizabethton; a son, Alan Grindstaff, Hampton; a step-daughter, Sandra Shahmoradi, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Angela Trivett, Rebecca Stevens and Felicia English, all of Elizabethton; two step-grandchildren, Shauna Shahmoradi and Tara Shahmoradi, both of Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren, Hannah Stevens, Dakota Trivett and Shelby Parker, all of Elizabethton; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Helen Deloach and Lilly Jones, both of Elizabethton, and Mildred Earlene and Lynn Greene, Jonesborough; and two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Andrew "Andy" and Geraldine Grindstaff and Fred and Brenda Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton, and Lena Grindstaff, Surgoinsville. 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
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Bobby K. "Big B" Grindstaff, 67, 105 Guinn Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, November 17, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Stockton and the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Ronnie Campbell. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Grindstaff, Michael Grindstaff, Alvin Trivett, Michael Trivett and Ali Shahmoradi. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Lorraine English, 1002 Berry Road, Elizabethton, or at the residence of a sister, Helen Deloach, 818 Cambridge Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Mr. Grindstaff enjoyed playing music and pitching horseshoes. Words of sympathy to the family may be sent via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary S. Nutter

  
Mrs. Mary Shoun Nutter, 89, Radford, Va., formerly of Lenoir City, Tenn., died Saturday, November 16, 2002 in Radford.
   A native of Butler, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Grace Shoun. She was a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 188, Lenoir City, Tenn. and a member of the First Baptist Church, Lenoir City, Tenn.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, George V. Nutter, Sr.; three brothers, Sonny Shoun, Thelmer Shoun, and John Shoun, and two sisters, Nancy Langlands and Edna Gissendanner, and a son-in-law, Louis Thompson.
   Survivors include a daughter, Anna Jean Thompson, of Christiansburg, Va., two sons and daughters-in-law, George V. Nutter, Jr. and Melanie Nutter, of Dawsonville, Ga.; John A. Nutter, Sr. and Joan Nutter, of White, Ga.; a brother, George Shoun, Butler. Six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.
  
   NUTTER -- Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Shoun Nutter, 89, Radford, Va., who died Saturday, November 16, 2002, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 2002 in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens, Lenoir City, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, Tenn. (865) 986-8013. Memorials may be made to the Carilion New River Valley Hospice, 700 Randolph Avenue, Radford, Va. 24141 or to the Cambria Baptist Church Building Fund, 1310 Cambria Street, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Cameron A. Whitworth

   Cameron Allen Whitworth, one-week-old son of Randy Hendrix and Jessica Whitworth, of Hillsdale, Mich., died Friday, November 15, 2002, at Toledo Children's Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. He was born in Hillsdale, Mich., on November 8. 2002.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandmother, Debra Whitworth, Elizabethton, and an uncle, Joe Whitworth, 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
  
   WHITWORTH -- Graveside services for Cameron Allen Whitworth, one-week-old son of Randy Hendrix and Jessica Whitworth, of Hillsdale, Mich., who died Friday, November 15, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, in the Colbaugh Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Joe Whitworth and Richard Oaks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Ronald McDonald House, 418 North State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  

November 18, 2002

Bobby K. Grindstaff

  
Mr. Bobby K. Grindstaff, 67, of 191 Rosewood Circle, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 17, 2002 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

Everett C. Jennings

  
Everett C. "E.C." Jennings, Jr., 73, 2005 Heritage Place, Johnson City, died Sunday, November 17, 2002 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Exeter, Va., he was a son of the late Everett C. Jennings, Sr. and Pearl White Jennings Campbell. He had lived in Tennessee for a number of years. Mr. Jennings had pastored churches in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. He was formerly employed at Watauga Industry, Elizabethton. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred "Buck" White.
   Survivors include his wife, Florence Hicks Jennings; a daughter and son-in-law, Thalia and Doug Arnold, of Galax, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Max and Freda Jennings, of Jonesborough; a sister, Myrtle Harris, of Kingsport, and two grandchildren, Kristin Jennings, of Jonesborough, and Ashley Arnold, of Abingdon, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JENNINGS -- Funeral services for Everett C. "E.C." Jennings, Jr., 73, 2005 Heritage Place, Johnson City, who died Sunday, November 17, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 18, 2002 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. R. Willard Warfield officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2002 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Mr. Ray Don Markland will provide the music. Honorary pallbearers will be his golfing buddies and the Galax Fiddlers Convention fellow musicians. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Jennings family at mfc@chartertn.net. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary J. Thurman

  
Mary Juanita Jenkins Thurman, 66, 1628 Lisa Lynn Drive, Hixon, Tenn., died Sunday, November 17, 2002 in the Erlanger Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Dora Belle Sims Jenkins. She had lived a number of years in the Chattanooga area. She was a former member of the Valley Forge Church of God. Mrs. Thurman was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Jenkins, and a sister, Ruby Tunney.
   Survivors include her husband, Theodore Thurman; four daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and John Duck, Leta and Steve Marcus, and Tina and Robert Ware, all of Hixon, Tenn., and Cindy and Steve Kerekes, of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Dorothy Hill, of Elizabethton; three brothers, Blaine and Carl Jenkins, both of Pensacola, Fla., and Jack Jenkins, of Elizabethton. Ten grandchildren and one great grandson also survive. Chattanooga Funeral Home, 5401 Highway 153, Chattanooga, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.
  
   THURMAN -- Funeral services for Mary Juanita Jenkins Thurman, 66, 1628 Lisa Lynn Drive, Hixon, Tenn., who died Sunday, November 17, 2002, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2002 in the Hamilton Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Chattanooga, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2002 in the Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel. Friends may call locally at the residence of Dorothy Hill, 110 A Hobert Hyder Drive, Elizabethton, Lot #1. Chattanooga Funeral Home, 5401 Highway 53, Chattanooga, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Robert Townsend

  
Mr. Robert Townsend, 92, of 221C South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, November 17, 2002 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

November 17, 2002

Cheryl L. Barnett

   Cheryl L. Walker Barnett, 40, 100 Sheets Road, Hampton, died Friday, November 15, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Barnett was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Billy Joe and Mildred Gentry Roberts, Hampton.
   Mrs. Barnett attended Church of Deliverance in Jesus Name, Kingsport. She was a Certified Nurses Assistant.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Eugene Roberts, January 1, 2002, and a nephew, William Charles Roberts.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a daughter, Amy Walker, of the home; a son, Kevin Todd Walker, of the home; two brothers, Butch Roberts and John Aldro, both of Kingsport; two special aunts, Linda Arrington, Church Hill, and Brenda Franklin, Fall Branch; an uncle, Moses Mendenhall, Dekalb, Ill.; a niece, Pamela Kimpton, Hampton; a nephew, Bobby Roberts, Hampton; two great-nephews, Seth Roberts and Raymond Kimpton III, both of Hampton; a special friend, Jim Lewis, Hampton; and many 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
  
   BARNETT -- Graveside services for Cheryl L. Walker Barnett, 40, 100 Sheets Road, Hampton, who died Friday, November 15, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, at Roberts Cemetery, Hampton, with the Rev. Steve Waycaster and the Rev. Arthur Franklin officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and nursing staff of the 5200 Wing of Johnson City Medical Center. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the residence of her parents, 2901 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Mrs. Barnett will be returned to the residence of her parents, Billy Joe and Mildred Roberts, 2901 Gap Creek Road, Hampton, where the family will receive friends any time after 11 a.m. Sunday. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert H. Bradley

   Robert "Bob" H. Bradley, 76, 1477 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 14, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Bradley was a native of Carter County and the son of the late William "Bill" and Litha Mae McCloud Bradley. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Jeff Bradley, and a brother, Bill Bradley.
   Mr. Bradley was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of Southside Christian Church, Elizabethton, where he served as Elder for many years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Ollie Carr Bradley, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Ann Bradley, Randy and Linda Bradley and Sandy and Virginia Bradley, all of Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Ron Campbell and Kathy and Rick Shipley, all of Elizabethton; five sisters, Mary Dykes, Dorothy Pierce, Kate Bowers, Margaret Bradley and Betty Dolan, all of Elizabethton; a brother, John "Bud" Bradley, of Michigan; nine grandchildren, Jerry Michael Bradley, Ian Bradley, R.J. "Jack" Campbell, Chris Campbell, Leann Bradley, Dusty Bradley and Cassie Shipley, all of Elizabethton, Robbie Bradley, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Nikki Grindstaff, Mountain City; and three great-grandchildren, Logan Bradley, Porter Bradley and Lydia Bradley, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BRADLEY -- Funeral services for Robert "Bob" H. Bradley, 76, 1477 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, November 14, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 17, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Mike Koruschak and Mr. Paul Knapp, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of No Name But His. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 18, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men's Sunday School Class of Southside Christian Church, John Bradley and Danny Simerly. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1477 Southside Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Southside Christian Church, 1605 Southside Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1951, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie G. Curde

   Ronnie G. "Ron" Curde, 66, 324 East Fifth Avenue, Watauga, died Thursday, November 14, 2002, at his residence.
   Mr. Curde was a lifelong resident of Carter County and the son of the late Samuel and Blanche Curde. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ed Curde.
   Mr. Curde was a member of Watauga Christian Church. He was a 1954 graduate of Elizabethton High School, where he was a star football player for the Cyclones. Most of his working years were in the grocery business at Smithdeal's, A&P, and with his brother at Bruce's Market. He retired from the Maintenance Department at Appalachian Christian Village.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Wendy Curde, and a grandson, Sterling Ira Curde, Tega Cay, S.C.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Dean Curde, of A.C.V., Johnson City, and Bruce and Shirley Curde, Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sonja and Doug Smalling, Watauga, and Dot and Mac McLain, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Betty Curde; a nephew, Rusty Curde; and a good friend, Jack Saylor.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CURDE -- Funeral services for Ronnie G. "Ron" Curde, 66, 324 East Fifth Avenue, Watauga, who passed from this life Thursday, November 14, 2002, at his home in Watauga, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 18, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Jeff Campbell, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by the Harvey Family. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Dale Smalling, Ben Colbaugh, Ronnie Trivett, Buggs Dempsey, Rusty Curde and Tommy Curde. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Watauga Volunteer Fire Department. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Curde to the Watauga Volunteer Fire Department. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Curde Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine V. Rutherford

   Catherine V. Rutherford, 74, formerly of 503 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, died Friday, November 15, 2002, at Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Rutherford was a native of Lenoir City, Tenn., had lived in Cortez, Colo., for a while, in Roan Mountain for 18 years and moved to Johnson City in 1997. She was a daughter of the late Burt G. and Florence Shell Stanley and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Rutherford, in 1974, three half brothers, a sister, Mary McDaniel, and a brother, Donald J. Stanley.
   Mrs. Rutherford was the owner of Tail Gate Crafts and Gifts in Roan Mountain for 18 years. She was of the Lutheran faith.
   Survivors include a half sister, Natalie Mills, Lenoir City, and several nieces and nephews.
   No services are scheduled.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521.

Rose L. Townsend

   Rose Lee Townsend, 91, formerly of 2104 Edge Hill Circle, Johnson City, died Friday, November 15, 2002, at Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Townsend was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Ollie Fair Bowling. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Conley Townsend.
   Mrs. Townsend was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a Girls Club Teacher.
   Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Taylor, Johnson City; a sister, Edna Smith, Hampton; and two grandsons, James C. Nelms and Mark A. Nelms, both of Virginia. Seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   TOWNSEND -- Graveside services for Rose Lee Townsend, 91, formerly of 2104 Edge Hill Circle, Johnson City, who died Friday, November 15, 2002, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, November 18, at Milligan College Cemetery with Pastor Gary Thacker officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be David Dossett, Victor Johnson, Tommy Michael, Gordon Smith, Terry L. Smith, Jay Smith and Jim Simmons. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com or you may send condolences to her daughter, Charlotte Taylor, 176 Hidden Oaks Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

November 15, 2002

Robert Bradley

  
Robert Bradley, 76, 1477 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 14, 2002 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com.Tetrick.

Willard E. Gouge

  
Willard Earl Gouge, 84, 1403 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 13, 2002 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Mr. Gouge was a native and life-long resident of Carter County. He was a son of the late Avery and Etta Kelly Gouge. He was a Christian and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
   Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Eva Hardin Gouge; one daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and David Range, of Lubbock, Texas; one sister, Mary Evelyn Gouge Hicks, of Johnson City; one brother and sister-in-law, Paul "Bo" and Dorothy Gouge, Elizabethton, and one grandson, David Glenn Range, of Lubbock, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GOUGE -- Funeral services for Willard Earl Gouge, 84, 1403 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, November 13, 2002, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2002 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Wilson and Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:55 p.m. Saturday will be Jerry Gouge, Teddy Hicks, Richard Hardin, Jonathan Hardin, Tommy Hayes, and Clinton Road. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene and Paul Gouge, Terry, Terry Ray, and Mark Dalton. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Gouge family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.