December 13, 2002

Delmas H. Arnold

   Delmas H. Arnold, 83, 808 North Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Arnold was a native of Johnson County and the son of the late A.J. and Liza Stout Arnold. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Marie Arnold, in 1991, and by five sisters.
   Mr. Arnold was retired from Hampton Print Works. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Frances and Richard D. Campbell and Madelyn Jones, all of Elizabethton, and Pat and James Burleson, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   ARNOLD -- Private graveside services for Delmas H. Arnold, 83, 808 North Roan Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, were held Thursday, December 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the City of Elizabethton/Veteran's War Memorial Fund, c/o Office of the Finance Director, 136 S. Sycamore Street, 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.

Carl E. Fuerste

   GASTONIA, N.C. -- Carl Ernest Fuerste, 58, 508 N. 14th Street, Bessemer City, died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
   Mr. Fuerste was a native of Carter County, Tenn., and the son of Vada Cole Coon, of the home, and the late Ernest Fuerste.
   Mr. Fuerste was a U.S. Navy veteran.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Cora Fuerste, of the home; his mother-in-law, Nelia Nonisa, of the home; and a sister, Rita Schuettler, Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Committal services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Alabama Avenue, Bessemer City, N.C. 28016.
   Greene Funeral Service, Gastonia, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Garland Jr.

   Clarence Garland Jr., 63, 3035 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 9, 2002, in Nashville of a heart attack.
   Mr. Garland was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Clarence Garland Sr. and Eliza Bowers Garland. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Makayla Garland, August 30, 2001, and Mckinley Garland, September 26, 2002.
   Mr. Garland was of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Mary Garland, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Tim and Debbie Garland, Elizabethton, and Steve Garland, of the home; and two grandchildren, Wesley and Lucas Garland, Elizabethton. A sister and several nieces, nephews 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 -- A remembrance service for Clarence Garland Jr., 63, 3035 Siam Road, Elizabethton, who went home to be with the Lord, Monday, December 9, 2002, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 14, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Nashville. The family will receive friends from 3 until 4 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 3035 Siam Road, Elizabethton, or at the home of a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Debbie Garland, 2958 Siam Road, Elizabethton, at any time. 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.

John R. Patton

   NEWLAND, N.C. -- John Richard Patton, 85, Winters Road, Elk Park, died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, in a Johnson City, Tenn., hospital.
   Mr. Patton was a native of Avery County and a son of the late John and Bessie Patton.
   Mr. Patton was the owner of John Patton Grocery in Elk Park. He was a member of Elk Park Methodist Church and a member of Cranberry Lodge #598 A.F.&A.M.
   Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Barnett Patton, Roan Mountain, Tenn., and a niece, Glenda Gouge, Roan Mountain, Tenn.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, (828) 733-2121, is serving the Patton family.
  
   PATTON -- Funeral services for John Richard Patton, 85, Winters Road, Elk Park, N.C., who died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, December 13, in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh Hall and the Rev. Reed Callahan officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 14, at the Banner Cemetery in Elk Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 p.m. until the service hour. Condolences may be sent to email@reinssturdivantfuneralhome.com. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, N.C., is serving the Patton family.

Goldie G. Taylor

   Goldie G. Taylor, 89, formerly of 109 Garrett Estep Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John and Sarah McKinney Arnett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roby Taylor, in October 1999, a brother, Joe Arnett, and a grandson, Bryan Miller.
   Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John Nolan and Madalyn Miller, Hobart, Ind.; four grandchildren, Steve Miller and his wife Linda, Harrisonburg, Va., Michael Miller, Valparaiso, Ind., Bruce Miller, Portage, Ind., and Karen McCain, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Winnie Mann, Elizabethton, Nell Long, Shady Valley, Dot Evans, Winter Park, Fla.; a special friend, Harriet Page, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Goldie G. Taylor, 89, formerly of 109 Garrett Estep Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 15, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Committal services and entombment will follow the funeral service in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Steve Miller, Mike Miller, Bruce Miller, Kenneth Mann, Jerry Mann and Shane McCain. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. 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.
  

December 12, 2002

Pearl W. Miller

   STONY POINT, N.C. -- Pearl W. Miller, 87, 127 Smith Farm Road, Stony Point, died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville.
   Mrs. Miller was a native of Hampton (Dennis Cove), Tenn., and the daughter of the late Dan and Bertha Ward Whitehead. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, James Robert Morgan; a daughter, Pamela Garr; a grandson, Scottie Garr; two granddaughters, Bertha Morgan and Casey Greenwell; a stepdaughter, Ruth Shankle; a stepson, Ray Morgan; a stepgrandson, David Shankle; a sister, Jeanette Pearce; and six brothers, Homer, Orvell, Clyde, Walter, Claude and Tommy Whitehead.
   Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include her husband, James H. Miller, of the home; eight daughters, Rae Daniels and husband Stewart, Johnson City, Tenn., Retha Shankle, Etowah, Tenn., Roma Jean Blevins, Hampton, Tenn., Rhoda Wilker, Baltimore, Md., Ronnetta Miller, Bea Davis and husband Buddy, Molly McClanahan and husband Randy, and Betty Mitchell and friend Mike, all of Hiddenite; five sons, Raymond Morgan and wife Evelyn, Stony Point, Roy Morgan and wife Gertie, Jimmy Miller and wife Patsy Red, and Judge Miller and wife Patsy Blue, all of Statesville, and Eddie Miller, Hiddenite; three sisters, Rosie Largent, Roan Mountain, Tenn., Katie Cousins, Johnson City, Tenn., and Hattie Schwartz, Adrian, Mich.; a brother, Raymond Whitehead, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Ruby Weeks, Hampton, Tenn.; 49 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; 22 step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
   Chapman Funeral Home, 158 Stony Point School Road, Stony Point, N.C., (704) 585-2796, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MILLER -- Funeral services for Pearl W. Miller, 87, 127 Smith Farm Road, Stony Point, N.C., who died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 13, in the Chapman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sam Vallini officiating. Interment will follow in the Hiddenite Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Chapman Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Miller Family at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com. Chapman Funeral Home, Stony Point, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Goldie G. Taylor

   Goldie G. Taylor, 89, formerly of 109 Garrett Estep Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Ruth Warren

  
Miss Ruth Warren, 82, 1200 Spruce Lane, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 11, 2002 in the Pine Ridge Health Center following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Roe and Sabena Wilson Warren.
   She was a homemaker and member of Fairview Baptist Church.
   Survivors include one sister, Ruby Nave, Elizabethton; one half-brother, Thomas Warren, Watauga; one sister-in-law, Juanita Warren, Elizabethton; two nephews, Connie Nave and Jeff Warren, and two nieces, Sabena Nave and Suzette Markland.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WARREN -- Graveside services for Miss Ruth Warren, 82, 1200 Spruce Lane, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2002 in the Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the residents and staff of the Pine Ridge Care Center. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the Medical Center Hospice, 1807 West Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

December 11, 2002

Dana L. Bowery Jr.

   VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Dana Layton Bowery Jr., 68, died Sunday, December 8, 2002, at his home.
   Mr. Bowery was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and had resided in the Tidewater area for 32 years. "Dan" (N40AW) was a member of the Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club.
   Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Patricia Ann Hardin Bowery; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Bobbi Bowery, Virginia Beach, and Eddie and Lynn Bowery, Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Kenny Harris, Virginia Beach; two granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, Jennifer and Derek Dunlap and Samantha Harris, all of Virginia Beach; four grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Daniel Bowery and Brian and Chelise Bowery, all of Virginia Beach, and Cole and Cameron Bowery, both of Raleigh, N.C.; a godchild, Robin Post and her husband Kevin, Gaithersburg, Md.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Kathryn "Sis" Nodhturft, Pensacola, Fla., and Pat and Gene Church, Elizabethton, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Morton and her husband Jack, and Carol Ragle and her husband Bill, all of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and his aunt, Dorothy Hicks, Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Kellum Funeral Home, 3795 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach, (757) 340-1717, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOWERY -- Graveside services for Dana Layton Bowery Jr., 68, of Virginia Beach, Va., who died Sunday, December 8, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 13, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery in Elizabethton, Tenn., with the Rev. Joseph Manis officiating. Honorary pallbearers include Jack Morton, Bill Isaacs, Billy Isaacs Jr., John Normand, Jerry Easter and Ernie "Scrap" O'Rourke. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Dan's name to Comfort Care Home Health, 667 Kingsborough Square, Suite 201, Chesapeake, VA 23320 or the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23513. Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Rex A. Campbell

   Rex Allen Campbell, 41, 218 West Holston Avenue, Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Campbell was a native of High Point, N.C., and the son of the late Thomas and Thelma Davis Campbell. He was also preceded in death by a sister.
   Mr. Campbell was self-employed in Auto Body Works and was a member of Fountain of Life Bible Church of Johnson City. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include two daughters, Crystal Dugger, Johnson City, and Ashley Dugger, Watauga; five brothers, Johnny Campbell, Thomasville, N.C., Elbert Campbell, High Point, N.C., Larry Campbell, Coeburn, Va., Darrell Campbell, of North Carolina, and Mickey Campbell, Flag Pond; and four sisters, Thirlene Holt, Oak Ridge, N.C., Frankie Shaw, Ocean Isle, N.C., Paulette White and Donna Pearson, both of Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Donald E. Casteel

   MILLINGTON, Mich. -- Donald E. "Don" Casteel, 61, of Millington, died Sunday, December 8, 2002, at Lapeer Regional Medical Center.
   Mr. Casteel was a native of Newburg, W.Va., and the son of Fred W. and Hester Haskiell Casteel. He had been employed as a fork truck driver for Steering Gear (Delphi) for 22 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Millington Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany.
   Mr. Casteel was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Peaslee, a brother, Arnold Casteel, and a son, Aaron T. Casteel, in 1976.
   Survivors include his wife, Lila Gleason Casteel; his children, Donald Casteel II, Belleville, Steven J. Casteel and his fiancee, Cristina, Midland, Robert J. Casteel and Duane Metro and friend, Michelle, all of Millington; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred T. and Sandy Casteel, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Don Peaslee, Millington; 16 nieces and nephews; 27 great-nieces and great-nephews; four great-great-nieces and nephews; and extended family.
   Hanlin Funeral Home, 4823 West Main Street, Millington, (989) 871-4591, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CASTEEL -- Funeral services for Donald E. "Don" Casteel, 61, of Millington, Mich., who died Sunday, December 8, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 12, at Millington Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Millington Twp. Cemetery with Pastor James Shetdrick officiating. Friends may call at Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington on Wednesday, December 11, from 1 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to the Millington Baptist Church. Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington, Mich., is in charge of arrangements.

Julian T. Caudill

  
Julian Terrell "Terry" Caudill, 59, 121 South Pine Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday morning, December 10, 2002 in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Caudill was a native of Palatka, Fla.;, a 1961 graduate of Elizabethton High School, and a 1968 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree in art.
   Mr. Caudill was an Episcopalean and attended St. John's Episcopal Church.
   He was employed by the Bristol Tennessee School System as an art teacher at Holston View and Fairmount Elementary Schools.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and had been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Nations Defense Service Medal. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 824.
   Mr. Caudill was active in Tri-Cities theater groups for many years. He was an artist and had his paintings and drawings displayed at several local art shows.
   He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Stout Caudill, of the home; two daughters, Casey Caudill Ross of San Diego, Ca., and Caroline Caudill Clark, of Elizabethton; his parents, Julian and Altajane Holden Caudill, of Elizabethton; one sister, Carolyn Caudill Hazelwood, of Knoxville, and a brother, Tommy Caudill, of Kingstowne, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CAUDILL -- The Burial Office and Holy Communion for Julian Terrell "Terrell" Caudill, Jr., 59, 121 South Pine Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, December 10, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2002 in the Chapel of St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Frank M. Cooper, IV, Ph.D., and the Rev. Margaret K. Zellar, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Brian Ross, Mike Clark, Dayton Stout, Ron Stout, Sonny "Bill" Mottern, Sam Shipley, Edwin Alexander, and Ronnie McCloud. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday in the narthex of the church from 1 p.m. until the service hour. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Mr. Caudill to St. John's Episcopal Church, 500 North Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601, or the American Liver Foundation, 5583 Murray Road, Suite 205, Memphis, TN 38119.
   Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph C. DeVault

   Ralph C. DeVault, 78, 2116 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. DeVault was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Troy Eugene and Molly Gouge DeVault. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jody DeVault, January 28, 2001; three brothers, John DeVault, Sam DeVault and Rex DeVault; and five sisters, Annie DeVault, Loy Bennett, Ella Lewis, Sally Sims and Ruth Cole.
   Mr. DeVault was retired from the Budd Corporation as a Tool and Dye Maker. He was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and was a Mason.
   Mr. DeVault was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater. He was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge in Germany on December 19, 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Carolyn DeVault, Elizabethton, and Sam and Susan DeVault, Jonesborough, and three grandchildren, Kimberly DeVault, Jonesborough, Christopher DeVault, Elizabethton, and Ben DeVault, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   DeVAULT -- Funeral services for Ralph C. DeVault, 78, 2116 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, December 10, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 12, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Don Marshall and Mr. Eddy Craft, ministers, officiating. Music will be by Jerry Barnett, soloist, and Gene Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, December 13, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Calloway, James Montgomery, Gary White, Bill Gentry, Jim Kent, Monte Walker, Delbert Loudermilk and Sonny Fletcher. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at the residence, 2116 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, at any time. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the Building Fund of First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the Elizabethton Church of Christ, 137 East C Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Clarence Garland Jr.

   Clarence Garland Jr., 63, 3035 Siam Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 9, 2002, in Nashville.
   Mr. Garland was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Clarence Garland Sr. and Eliza Bowers Garland. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Makayla Garland, August 30, 2001, and Mckinley Garland, September 26, 2002.
   Mr. Garland was of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Mary Garland, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Tim and Debbie Garland, Elizabethton, and Steve Garland, of the home; and two grandchildren, Wesley and Lucas Garland, Elizabethton. A sister and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

James F. Markland

  
James Floyd Markland, 90, 1126 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, David R. and Nioka Markland, Elizabethton.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Charles David and Bertha Elizabeth Jordan Markland. Mr. Markland had lived in Michigan for 28 years before returning to Elizabethton in 1999. He was a retired pipe fitter with General Motors in Detroit. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local #22, Detroit. Mr. Markland was also a member of the West Gate Cyrus Masonic Lodge #520 of West Branch, Mich. He was a member of the Southside Free Will Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Eval Carol Markland in 1999; by a son, James H. Markland, and a sister, Carrie Markland.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia and Edward Hester, Johnson City, and Elizabeth Owens, Orange Park, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, David R. and Nioka Markland, of the home; two sisters, Louise Deloach and Janelle Nidiffer, both of Elizabethton; three brothers, George "Ed" Markland and Bobby J. Markalnd, both of Elizabethton, and Howard Markland, Flushing, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MARKLAND -- Funeral services for James Floyd Markland, 90, who died Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, David R. and Nioka Markland, 1126 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2002 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Rick Melton, Donnie Davenport, and Mary Grindstaff will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday will be David Markland II, Donnie Newell, Jerry Jenkins, Lynn Markland, Edward Hester, and Rick Bowling. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Fenner and his staff; Dr. David Heckt and his staff, and the staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A special "thank you" to the following people: house calls of Hampton and Hospice of Elizabethton and Donnie and Sandra Newll. Also surviving are his special great grandchildren, Rickie Berry and Josh Berry. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, David R. and Nioka Markland, 1126 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton. Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 will conduct a memorial service following the funeral service. 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 Markland family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 10, 2002

Jesse F. Blevins

   Jesse F. Blevins, 88, 2913 S. Greenwood Drive, Johnson City, died Sunday, December 8, 2002, at Lakebridge Health Care Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Blevins was a native of Buladean, N.C., and a resident of Johnson City for most of his life. He was a son of the late Lewis and Katie Frye Blevins and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Wilma Laughrun, and a brother, Ernest Blevins.
   Mr. Blevins retired from TPI, where he worked as a machine operator. He attended Keystone Presbyterian Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Lewis Floyd Blevins, Orange Park, Fla., and David Blevins, Watauga; three daughters, Alma Jean Blevins and Melba Lee Bennett, both of Johnson City, and Nadine Ward, Vilas, N.C.; a sister, Bonne Blevins, Johnson City; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey Blevins, Bentonville, Ark., Jimmy Blevins, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Misty Ward, Lincolnton, N.C., Robert Jess Blevins, Watauga, David Laughrun and Mona Bledsoe, both of Gray, Daniel Wade Blevins, Darren Bennett and Allen Laughrun, all of Johnson City; and a niece, Emma Lee Clark, Jonesborough. Thirteen great-grandchildren also survive.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BLEVINS -- Funeral services for Jesse F. Blevins, 88, 2913 S. Greenwood Drive, Johnson City, who died Sunday, December 8, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with the Rev. James E. Foote officiating. Special music will be provided by The Musical Voices. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, will be George Adams, Bill Cole, J.C. Gage, Barton Stout, Gary Williams and Carl Williams Jr. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home parlor. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City, is serving the family.

 

December 9, 2002

Ruth A. Hill

  
Ruth Ann Hill, 59, 421 Peach Tree Lane, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 7, 2002 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Henry and Gladys Radford Culler. She was a 1961 graduate of Happy Valley High School. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Gayle Hill.
   Survivors include her husband, Frank Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and George Cody, Elizabethton; two sons, Henry Dale Hill, Seattle, Washington, and Dana "Peanut" Hill, Hampton; four sisters, Linda Henegar and Janice Vines, both of Elizabethton; Judy Hicks and Grace Soliday, both of Hampton; one brother, Frank Culler, Unicoi; three grandchildren, Matthew Howell, Amanda Howell, nad Britney Hill; two great grandchildren, Haley and Audrey Pugh. Several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Wayne Crumpton, also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HILL -- Funeral services for Ruth Ann Hill, 59, 421 Peach Tree Lane, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, December 7, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2002 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Vance and Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2002 in the Lyons Chapel cemetery. Mr. Bobby McGee will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Hill family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth M. Mitchell

  
Mrs. Ruth M. Mitchell, 79, formerly of 124 Brandywine Place, Elizabethton, died Saturday, December 7, 2002 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Mitchell was a native of Carter County and was the daughter of the late Henry and Carrie Heaton Montgomery. She was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 42 years of service. She was a member of East River Park Christian Church.
   She was preceded in death by one sister, Alma Banner, and three brothers, Quentin Montgomery, Walter Montgomery, and Wayne Montgomery.
   Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Earl J. Mitchell, of the home; two sisters, Edith Phillips and Anne Gregg, both of Elizabethton; three brothers, Ray Montgomery, of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Lee Montgomery, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Carroll Montgomery, of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews; one "adopted" daughter, Anita Joan Flinders, Lucasville, Ohio, and a special friend, Betty Taylor, of Elizabethton, 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.
  
   MITCHELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth M. Mitchell, 79, formerly of 124 Brandywine Place, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, December 7, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, December 9, 2002 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. John Smith, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. John and Mary Smith. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Hobart Mitchell, Patrick Roper, Gene Grindstaff, John Rominger, Ray O'Quinn, and Ardin "Kayo" Gentry. Honorary pallbearers will be men of East River Park Christian Church, doctors and nursing staff of Life Care Center, Elizabethton; Glen Reynolds, and "Dub" Elmore Williams, former co-workers of North American Rayon Corporation; Ladies Council of Valley Forge Christian Church, and loving neighbors of Lynn Valley Baptist Church. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel, or you may call at the residence, 124 Brandywine Place, Elizabethton, at 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.

R. Bruce Shipley

  
R. Bruce Shipley, 89, 2101 Christian Lane, Apt. #706, died on Sunday, December 8, 2002 at Appalachian Christian Village.
   A native of Milligan, Tenn., he was the son the late William Bruce and Delia Burchfield Shipley. He received his Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Science degrees from the University of Tennessee. He married Sara Swan in 1940. Mr. Shipley was a life fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority after 31 years of service.
   Mr. Shipley enjoyed a second career working as a consultant for the development of power systems in Iran, Korea, and Saudi Arabia. He was known throughout the industry for his contributions to early computer applications to power systems. Because he had numerous articles published and had authored a book on power systems, Mr. Shipley was invited to speak at universities in the United States and abroad. He was a member of First Christian Church in Elizabethton, and he attended First Christian Church in Johnson City. He was a prize-winning amateur photographer and travel writer. Mr. Shipley had lived in Johnson City since 1984.
   He was preceded in death by a younger brother.
   Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Sara S. Shipley, Johnson City; a nephew and his wife, Lee A. and Karen Swan, of Macon, Ga.; two great nieces, Dr. Julie Swan, of Atlanta, Ga., and Jenny Swan, Athens, Ga.; loving friends, Dick and Carolyn Johnson, Elizabethton, and several cousins.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHIPLEY -- A memorial service for Mr. Shipley will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Milligan College, P.O. Box 500, Milligan College, TN 37682, or a charity of choice. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family at condolences-jc@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

December 8, 2002

Joyce G. Dugger

   Joyce Grace Dugger, 71, 1010 Bishop Lane, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late John and Hazel Jenkins Carter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, the Rev. Darrell Dugger, who died Oct. 13, 2000, and one brother, Larry Carter.
   Mrs. Dugger was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Hampton Lodge No. 470.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Barbara Dugger, Knoxville, ex and Vicki Dugger, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Calvin and Anita Dugger, Roan Mountain, one brother, Jim Carter, New York, seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nieces.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Joyce Grace Dugger, 71, 1010 Bishop Lane, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church Trio. A private graveside service and interment will be conducted in the Vaughn Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be special neighbors Lester Brewer, Carm Hall, Don Pleasant and Dwight Hughes, also the following grandsons, Tim Dugger, Brandon Dugger and Aaron Dugger. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday n the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, or at the residence, 1010 Bishop Lane, Elizabethton, at any time. Those prefer memorials in lieu of flowers in memory of Joyce Grace Dugger, may make donations to the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 503 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Words of sympathy to the family may be sent via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

William R. Glover

   William Robert "Bob" Glover, 73, 1200 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Sullivan County, Mr. Glover a son of Lucille Roberson Glover, Elizabethton, and the late Edward F. Glover. He had lived in Carter County for a number of years.
   Mr. Glover was a graduate of Bluff City High School. He was a pilot for Carter County Bank and Summer-Taylor Paving Co. Mr. Glover was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Kathleen Lewis Glover; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert W. and Molly Glover and Eric S. Glover, all of Elizabethton; one sister, Dorothy Oliver, Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Weston S. Glover, Leslie Glover, Rob Glover and Brian Glover; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   GLOVER -- Funeral services for William Robert "Bob" Glover, 73, 1200 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:55 p.m. Sunday, will be Sturgill Lewis, Phillip Jones, Dan Mills, Tommy Roberson, Pat McGinnis, Harmon Glover, Herbert Glover and Daniel Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jim Myers, Randy Musick, Edward Townsend, Junior Stanley, Jack Perkins, Walter Hendrix Jr., Steve Hubbard, Jim Enkema, Jack Hamilton, officers and employees of Carter County Bank and officers and employees of Summer-Taylor Paving Co. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Glover family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Walter B. Johnson

  
Walter Bruce Johnson, 74, 112 Stanley Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Washington County, he was a son of the late Ernest L. and Minnie Caldwell Johnson. Mr. Johnson had lived in Michigan for 31 years before returning to Carter County in 1986.
   He was a retired employee of General Motors, Flint, Mich. He had served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Hampton Masonic Lodge 3750. He was a member of the Tiger Creek First Free Will Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by a son, Walter Wade Johnson.
   Survivors include his wife, Inez Vance Johnson; a son and daughter-in-law, Andrew H. and Tracie Johnson, Hampton; four sisters, Martha Ann Moore, Ella Guy and Linda Townsend, all of Roan Mountain, and Dianne Stout, Elizabethton; seven brothers, Abraham, of Watauga, Denver, and C.C. Johnson, both of Roan Mountain; Harold Johnson, Beech Mountain, N.C.; Ed Johnson, Charlotte, N.C.; Edmond Johnson, Jonesborough, and Frank Johnson, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Jimmy, Michael, Joey and Stacie Johnson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Walter Bruce Johnson, 74, 112 Stanley Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002 in the Tiger Creek First Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. John Vance and Tom Largent officiating. Interment will follow in the Richardson Cemetery, Shell Creek. The Revelations will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Edward Mosier, Chuck Copas, Bradley Guy, Brad Bunton, Jason Simerly, Tim Jarrett, Shaun Jarrett, and Jimmy Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Barney Brown, Michael Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Matthew Guy, Bill Highsmith, and Scott McGuire. A Masonic service was conducted by Hampton Masonic Lodge #750 following the receiving of friends Saturday night. VFW Post 2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Johnson family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Joyce May

  
Dr. Joyce May, 71, 211 Lincoln Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday morning in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Dr. May was a native of Atlanta, Ga., and was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Winnie Berry Cobb. She was preceded in death by her sister, Grace Langley.
   Dr. May was a graduate of Southern Missionary College, Collegedale, Tenn., the University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis, and had served her medical internship at Columbia Hospital of Richland County, S.C.
   She began her practice of medicine at the Franklin Clinic, Elizabethton, in 1957. She practiced medicine in Elizabethton for 35 years. Dr. May had served as Chief of Staff of Carter County Memorial Hospital, was an active member and past president of the Elizabethton Business and Professional Women's Club, and had served on the Elizabethton Library Board. She was a member of the Johnson City Seventh Day Adventist Church and had served on numerous boards and committees in her church.
   Survivors include her husband, Dr. Floyd May, of the home, two daughters, Carol Brace and Dr. Angela May Somers, both of Elizabethton, two sons, Dr. David May, Elizabethton, and Dr. Grover May, Johnson City, one sister, Hazel Hope, Riverdale, Ga., two brothers, Dr. Grover Cobb, Raleigh, N.C., and Dr. Berry Cobb, Bowling Green, Ohio, nine grandchildren, Stephanie Brace, Hannah Brace, Ryan May, Ashley May, Chelsea Somers, Aaron Somers, Elizabeth May, Nathan May, and Andrew May, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MAY -- Funeral services for Dr. Joyce May, 71, 211 Lincoln Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday morning, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert Kimball officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gerald Burnette, Kevin Cobb and Gene Estep, organist. The family will receive friends in the chapel of the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Entombment and committal services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, will be David Attride, Gerald Burnette, Bobby Burleson, Ryan May, Kevin Cobb and Dr. Stephen May. Honorary pallbearers will be the medical staffs of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Johnson City Medical Center, and the Specialty Hospital of Johnson City Medical Center, and the 1956 University of Tennessee Medical College Class. The family requests those who wish to omit flowers may make donations in memory of Dr. May to the Tri-City Seventh-Day Adventist Elementary School, Delmar Saults Road, Gray, TN 37659, or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Her proudest accomplishments were her husband and her children. She was a softspoken lady who served her community well. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail to condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa V. Wiseman

   Rosa Vera Wiseman, 81, formerly of 491 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Wiseman was a native of Watauga County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Smith and Grace Bentley Ward McKinley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ben Hayden Wiseman, in March 1992, and a brother, Elliott McClure Ward, in October 1996.
   Mrs. Wiseman was a homemaker and a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church for 51 years.
   Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Hayden and Deanna Pierce Wiseman, Columbia, S.C., Larry and Phyllis Wiseman, Hampton, Carroll "Shorty" and Linda Hatley Wiseman and Howell and Jackie Hicks Wiseman, all of Elizabethton, and Buddy and Lenora Hyder Wiseman, Hampton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Proffitt, Elizabethton, and Judy and Ed Harmon, Sugar Grove, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Cupe Vaughan, Mittie Belle Johnson, June Luster Roberts, the Rev. Jonas Revis, Ben Johnson, Lloyd and Launa Merritt.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WISEMAN -- The Celebration of Life service for Rosa Vera Wiseman, 81, formerly of 491 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who changed her address from her earthly tabernacle to her heavenly home on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Music was under the direction of Ben Johnson, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tony Harmon, Wayne Proffitt, Glen Wiseman, Cecil Wiseman, Michael Wiseman, Andy Wiseman, Kenny Wiseman, Michael Moody, Terry Harmon and Brian Wiseman. Honorary pallbearers will be Wade Sluder, Carl Roberson, Bob Ray, Sam Harrison, Harry Crowe, Ted Miller, Rick Burchett, Roy Lee Livingston, Jim Honeycutt, Jimmy Stevens, Peggy Hampton, doctors and staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Special C.N.A.'s Ann Rainbolt and Sandra Lewis, and the Men's Bible Class and Senior Ladies Class at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Carolyn Proffitt, 491 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  

December 6, 2002

Alberta M. Beers

   Alberta Mae Beers, 86, 150 Sand Valley Road, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Beers was a native of Allegheny County, Pa., and had lived many years in Chicago, Ill., before coming to this area in 1961. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bowser.
   Mrs. Beers was a homemaker and a member of Crossroads Christian Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Beers, in 2001, a son, Edward Raymond Beers, and by two sisters and a brother.
   Survivors include three sons, Vernon J. Beers, Knoxville, Robert Allen Beers, Limestone, and Thomas Theodore Beers, Pearl, Miss.; two daughters, JoAnne B. Ketelsen, Nashville, and Pamela Treadway, Jonesborough; and a sister, Loretta Kurley, of Pennsylvania. Twenty-one grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BEERS -- Funeral services for Alberta Mae Beers, 86, 150 Sand Valley Road, Jonesborough, who died Wednesday, December 4, 2002, will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday, December 7, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Mr. Clinton Andrews officiating. Committal services and interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorials to The Salvation Army, 423 W. Walnut St., Johnson City, TN 37601. Condolences to the family may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City.

Robert L. Berry

  
Robert Lee "Bob" Berry, 61, 511 North East Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Washington County, he was a son of the late Delmar Stover and Katherine Laughore Barham Berry. He was retired from Pan-American Airlines. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, the York Rite Bodies, Jericho Shrine Temple, and a member of the Legion of Honor, Jericho Shrine Temple. He had served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Carter, Washington and Sullivan Counties and the National Humane Societies.
   Mr. Berry was an avid gardener and animal lover, being very active with the Humane Society. He enjoyed black powder target shooting with his son-in-law Gerry and grandson Joe Hardin. He was a very kind-hearted, generous and loving man. It was his joy to care for others, especially his wife, Margie and his adored mother-in-law, Vergie Cardwell. He will be missed by countless friends and family but most of all by his best friend and companion, his dog, Misha.
   He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Joe Berry, another brother, Stover Berry, and nephew, John Berry II.
   Survivors include his wife, Margie Cardwell Berry; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Gerald Hardin, Bristol; one brother, John Berry, Atlanta; his loving grand-daughter, Jennifer Lauren Oaks and her fiance, Mike Rutledge; his mother-in-law, Virgie B. Cardwell, Elizabethton; grand-daughter and grandson, Joanna and Joseph Hardin; a sister-in-law, Thelma C. Colbaugh; brother-in-law, John S. Colbaugh; nieces, Trudy Colbaugh, Vicky, Lura Kathryn and Becky Berry; a great niece, Cameron Harvest Colbaugh; nephews, Chris Colbaugh and a very special nephew, his name-sake, Robert Joshua Berry. Aunts also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BERRY -- Funeral services for Robert Lee "Bob" Berry, 61, 511 North East Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 4, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2002 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Interment will follow in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough. Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 will conduct a service following the funeral service. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Bodies, Dr. David Fenner, Gerald L. Hardin, Christopher A. Colbaugh, and Michael Rutledge. Bob has requested that, in lieu of flowers, gifts be given to the Carter County Humane Society. Any kindness you show any animal will be greatly appreciated. The family will receive friends at the funeral chapel from noon to 2 p.m. Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Berry family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Headrick Burgess

   Headrick Burgess, 81, 125 Steer Creek Road, Tellico Plains, died Tuesday, December 3, 2002, at his home.
   Mr. Burgess was a member of the American Legion Post #240 and a World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired steamfitter from Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #102, Knoxville.
   Mr. Burgess was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian (Lei) Burgess; a great-grandson, Lucas Keener; his parents, Robert and Eva Williams Burgess; and two brothers, Onis and Kenneth Burgess.
   Survivors include his children and spouses, Eve-lynn and Wayne Eller, Tellico Plains, Wesley and Jan Burgess, Benton City, Wash., Pat and Ronnie Lynn and Bruce and Donna Burgess, all of Tellico Plains; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Arlin Burgess, Hampton, and a close cousin, Mary Davis, Tellico Plains. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, in the Unicoi Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Tellico Plains.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917.

Walter B. Johnson

  
Walter Bruce Johnson, 74, 112 Stanley Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, December 5, 2002 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Washington County, he was a son of the late Ernest L. and Minnie Caldwell Johnson. Mr. Johnson had lived in Michigan for 31 years before returning to Carter County in 1986. He was a retired employee of General Motors, Flint, Mich.
   He had served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Hampton Masonic Lodge 3 750. He was a member of the Tiger Creek First Free Will Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by a son, Walter Wade Johnson.
   Survivors include his wife, Inez Vance Johnson; a son and daughter-in-law, Andrew H. and Tracie Johnson, Hampton; four sisters, Martha Ann Moore, Ella Guy and Linda Townsend, all of Roan Mountain, and Dianne Stout, Elizabethton; seven brothers, Bruce, Denver, and C.C. Johnson, all of Roan Mountain; Harold Johnson, Beech Mountain, N.C.; Ed Johnson, Charlotte, N.C.; Edmond Johnson, Jonesborough, and Frank Johnson, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Jimmy, Michael, Joey and Stacie Johnson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Walter Bruce Johnson, 74, 112 Stanley Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, December 5, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2002 in the Tiger Creek First Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. John Vance and Rev. Tom Largent officiating. Interment will follow in the Richardson Cemetery, Shell Creek. The Revelations will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, will be Edward Mosier, Chuch Copas, Bradley Guy, Brad Bunton, Jason Simerly, Tim Jarrett, Shaun Jarrett, and Jimmy Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Barney Brown, Michael Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Matthew Guy, Bill Highsmith, and Scott McGuire. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. A Masonic service will be conducted by Hampton Masonic Lodge #750 following the receiving of friends Saturday night. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Johnson family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edward L. Moore

  
Mr. Edward Lee Moore, 60, 103 Lee Moore Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, December 5, 2002 at his residence.
   Mr. Moore was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Lee L. and Minnie Bell White Moore. He was a member of Unicoi Church of God. Mr. Moore was employed by Vaughn Furniture Company for 38 years as furniture inspector.
   Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Pat Moore, Unicoi; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Shelby and James B. Hensley; Pauline and Harold Hensley, and Judy and Junior Banks, all of Unicoi. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Moore is also survived by a sister-in-law, Pat Moore, and three brothers-in-law, James B. Hensley, Harold Hensley, and Junior Banks.
   Unicoi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MOORE -- Funeral services for Mr. Edward Lee Moore, 60, 103 Lee Moore Road, Unicoi, who died Thursday, December 5, 2002, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Ronnie Holloway and Reverend David Jackson will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Jones Cemetery, Unicoi. The Unicoi Church of God Men's Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. Family, ministers, friends and honorary pallbearers may gather at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 103 Lee Moore Road, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

V. Sherrye Reine

  
Mrs. V. Sherrye Reine, 54, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of Byrl and June Odom Whitehead, Roan Mountain. She had lived a number of years in Sanduski, Ohio before returning to Carter County. She was a graduate of the Perkins High School, Sanduski, Ohio, and a 1982 graduate of East Tennessee State University. Mrs. Reine was a registered nurse. She attended Sunset Free Will Baptist Church and the Roan Street Church of God.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, R. Thomas Reine; a daughter and son-in-law, Beth Anne and John Holloway, Garden City, Mich.; a son and daughter-in-law, Brett Thomas and Rebecca Reine, Alton, Ill.; a sister, Yvonne Bucky, Saganaw, Mich. Six grandchildren, John Thomas Holloway, Logan, Sloane, Hunter, Isabel, and Brick David Reine.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   REINE -- Funeral services for Mrs. V. Sherrye Reine, 54, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, December 4, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2002 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim McMahan, Rev. Gary Whitehead, Pastor Phil Shaw, and Rev. Jonathan Reine officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Ken Bewley officiating. Music will be provided by Rev. Jonathan Reine. Active pallbearers will be Brick Reine, Johnny Range, Tron Shepherd, Glen Gouge, John Holloway, David Blackwell, Estil Whitehead, and Tommy Roberson. The family will receive friends from noon Saturday, December 7, 2002 until the service hour at 2 p.m. Friends may also call at the residence of her parents, Byrl and June Whitehead, 474 Bear Cage Road, Roan Mountain. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Reine family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa V. Wiseman

   Mrs. Rosa Vera Wiseman, 81, formerly of 491 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, December 5, 2002, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   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

December 5, 2002

Robert L. Berry

  
Robert Lee "Bob" Berry, 61, 511 North East Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Washington County, he was a son of the late Delmar Stover and Katherine Laughore Barham Berry. He was retired from Pan-American Airlines.
   Mr. Berry was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite; the York Rite Bodies; Jericho Shrine Temple, and a member of the Legion of Honor, Jericho Shrine Temple. He had served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Carter, Washington, Sullivan Counties and National Humane Society.
   Mr. Berry was preceded in death by his twin brother, Joe Berry, another brother, Stover Berry, and nephew John Berry II.
   Survivors include his wife, Margie Cardwell Berry; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Gerald Hardin, Bristol; one brother, John Berry, Atlanta; his loving grand-daughter, Jennifer Lauren Oaks, and her fiance, Mike Rutledge; his mother-in-law, Vergie B. Cardwell, Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Thelma C. Colbaugh; a brother-in-law, John S. Colbaugh; two nephews, Chris Colbaugh and Robert Joshua; four nieces, Vicky, Lura Kathryn, Becky, and Trudy Colbaugh, and a great niece, Cameron Harvest Colbaugh. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BERRY -- Funeral services for Robert Lee "Bob" Berry, 61, 511 North East Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 4, 2002, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2002 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Interment will follow in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough. Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 will conduct a service following the funeral. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Bodies, Dr. David Fenner, Gerald L. Hardin, Christopher A. Colbaugh, and Michael Rutledge. Mr. Berry was an avid gardener and animal lover. He enjoyed black powder target shooting with his son-in-law, Gerry and grandson Joe Hardin. He was a very kind-hearted, generous, and loving man. It was his joy to care for others, especially his wife, Margie, and Vergie Cardwell, his adored mother-in-law. He will be missed by countless friends and family but most of all by his best friend and companion, his dog, Misha. Due to his extended volunteer service for the Humane Society, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Berry family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gustava M. Johnson

   Mrs. Gustava M. Johnson, 81, 914 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late James and Lora Hyder McKinney. Mrs. Johnson was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, having worked there for 42 years. She was a member of Simerly Creek Church of God.
   Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Johnson, June 19, 1984, and by seven brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Gladys Winters, Hampton; Phyllis and Len Wright, and Shelby and Louie Oliver, all of Elizabethton; one brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Jackie McKinney, Elizabethton; three sisters-in-law, Letha McKinney and Shelby McKinney, both of Johnson City, and Margaret McKinney, Cleveland, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JOHNSON -- As per her request, the service for Mrs. Gustava M. Johnson, 81, 914 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2002 in the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Roselawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. L.D. Berry officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Johnson to the Building Fund, Simerly Creek Church of God and Bobbie Chambers, Treasurer, 781 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, TN 37658. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Johnson family at mfc@chartertn.net. A special thank you to the staff and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Jones

  
Mr. Frank "Sweatbee" Jones, 93, 135 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 2, 2002, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Jones was the son of the late James and Loma Taylor Jones. He was a lifelong resident of the Big Springs Community. He was retired from North American Rayon Corporation and the Carter County School System.
   Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Merritt Jones, in 1996; a son-in-law, Kenneth Davis; a sister and three brothers.
   Survivors include a daughter, Bettye Davis, Bluff City, and a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Debby Jones, Elizabethton. Four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.
  
   JONES -- A private, graveside service for Mr. Frank "Sweatbee" Jones, 93, 135 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton, was conducted Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 South Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the American Heart Association, Tri-Cities Airport, Room 121, Blountville, TN 37617. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@hathawaypercy.com. Services are entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

December 4, 2002

Erna M. Harsh

   Erna M. Harsh, 73, 257 Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, November 30, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Harsh was a native of Adrian, Mich., and had been a resident of Carter County since 1986. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Alice Pace Warner and was also preceded in death by a brother, Earl Warner Jr., and a half sister, Lavina Stewart.
   Mrs. Harsh was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Donald A. Harsh, of the home; three daughters, Cheryl Milliman, Archbold, Ohio, Sally Harsh, Roan Mountain, and Terry King, Johnson City; and two sons, Mike Harsh, Adrian, Mich., and Mark Harsh, Roan Mountain. Seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HARSH -- The memorial service for Erna M. Harsh, 73, 257 Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, November 30, 2002, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. A private disposition will be held at a later date. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher T. King

  
Christopher Todd King, 35, 698 West Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 3, 2002 in the Johnson City Medical Center due to injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.
   A native of Carter County, Mr. King was a son of Al and Margaret Winters King, Elizabethton. He was a 1985 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended Milligan and Tusculum Colleges.
   He was employed as a welder and was a member of the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local 538, Johnson City. Mr. King was a member of the Borderview Christian Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Angela Bowers King; two daughters, Christianna Michelle and Laura Reigh King, both of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Terri King, Johnson City; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Beaverly King, South Dakota; LaDonna and Dave Goerlitzer, Knoxville, and Tammy and Tommy Keene, Bristol, Va.; seven nephews, Jared Deskins, Ryan Deskins, Mickey Blevins, Mitchell Blevins, Dakota Rutherford, Kasey King, and Karson King. One niece, Miranda Richardson, and several uncles, aunts and cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   KING -- Funeral services for Christopher Todd King, 35, 698 West Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, December 3, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in the Borderview Christian Church with Mr. J.C. Anderson and Mr. Blaine Suiter, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2002 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Loretta Bowers Newton, Ray Don Markland, and Scott Reynolds will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday and also at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday will be Mickey Blevins, Mitchell Blevins, Dakota Rutherford, Ron Kirby, Steve Garland, Tommy Keene, and Randy Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Borderview Christian Church. Friends may call at his residence or the residence of his parents, Al and Margaret King, 700 West Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, any time. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the King family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

December 3, 2002

Jack C. Sparger

  
Jack C. Sparger, 84, 510 Golf Course Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, December 2, 2002 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Bristol, Tenn., he was the son of the late Samuel and Eula Roberts Sparger. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton.
   Mr. Sparger was a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in World War II. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Sparger.
   Survivors include his wife, Virginia Sparger, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Steve Dugger, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry R. and Ginny Sparger, Oakton, Va.; four grandchildren, Bethany Dugger, Nathan Dugger, both of Elizabethton; Kevin Sparger, Manassas Park, Va., and Patrick Sparger, Oakton, Va.; one great granddaughter, Katherine Sparger, Manassas Park, Va.; one sister, June Sparger, Bristol, Tenn.; one brother and sister-in-law, Don and Jean Sparger, Shady Valley; special friends, Raymond and Imogene Millsaps, Elizabethton; Ed and Ginger Cobb, Elizabethton. 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.
  
   SPARGER -- Funeral services for Jack C. Sparger, 84, 510 Golf Course Drive, Elizabethton, who died Monday, December 2, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, Elizabethton, with Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held Thursday, December 5, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence, 510 Golf Course Drive, Elizabethton, anytime. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to First United Methodist Church, 325 East E. Street, 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.

December 1, 2002

Mary K. Bennett

   Mary Kay Bennett, 92, who resided with her daughter and son-in-law at 511 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, November 29, 2002, at the home.
   Mrs. Bennett was a native of Connersville, Ohio, and had lived most of her life in Brewster, Ohio. She retired from Massillon State Hospital as an L.P.N. Medications Nurse at the age of 70. She attended Brewster Methodist Church.
   Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by a son, Danny Kay, a sister, Josephine Strama, and a brother, Gabriel Journee.
   Survivors include her daughter, Maryjo (Joey) Lewis, and son-in-law, Roy Lewis, of the home; a grandson, Michael Lewis, New York City; nephews and niece; and one first cousin and family in Belgium.
   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
  
   BENNETT -- Graveside services for Mary Kay Bennett, 92 years old, 511 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, November 29, 2002, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, at New Slagle Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Lyons officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. She was preceded in death by her son, Danny Kay, a sister, Josephine Strama, and a brother, Gabriel Journee. Survivors include her daughter, Maryjo (Joey) Lewis, and son-in-law, Roy Lewis, of the home; one grandson, Michael Lewis, New York City; nephews and niece; and one first cousin and family in Belgium. Special thanks go to Dr. Brenda Darling and Staff, Dr. F. Montenegro, Dr. A. DeWit and Staff, Johnson City Home Health Care Staff, Union Drug Staff and Tetrick Funeral Home for their excellent care and compassion. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home. 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.

Daniel Lee Cox

   Daniel "Danny" Lee Cox, 57, 1416 Stoneybrook Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, November 28, 2002, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.
   Mr. Cox was a lifelong resident of Washington County and the son of the late John Milton Cox and Rosa Fowler Cox. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Milton Cox Jr. and M.J. Cox, and a sister, Blanche Fowler.
   Mr. Cox was a Vietnam Army veteran and retired from work as a cook in Dietetics for the VA Medical Center after more than 20 years of employment. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Helen Marie Robinson Cox; a son, Dan Lee Cox Jr., of the home; two sisters, Marvina Cox Robbins, Johnson City, and Betty Cox Blevins, Norfolk, Va.; and two brothers, Lloyd Cox and Jackie W. Cox, both of Johnson City. Two aunts and several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COX -- Funeral services for Daniel "Danny" Lee Cox, 57, 1416 Stoneybrook Drive, Johnson City, who died Thursday, November 28, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 1, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Jim Chatman and the Rev. Scott Marshall officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, December 2, in the U.S. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with military honors accorded by the American Legion Hammond Post No. 3. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery for those services. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is serving the family.

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.

Wesley B. Heath

   Wesley Blanton Heath, 74, 1466 Broad Street Extension, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Heath was a native of Pauls Valley, Okla., and the son of the late Walker V. and Nora E. Heath. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Reba Jo Cosby, two brothers, Lavoy Heath and Laroy "Dolly" Heath, and a sister, Coy Heath.
   Mr. Heath was of the Mormon Church and was a retired Nuclear Logging Engineer in oil fields. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wesley A. and Debbie Heath, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Leslie Heath and Wesley C. Heath, both of Elizabethton; a great-grandson, Michael Heath, Elizabethton; and three sisters, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Moore, Okla., Pauline Evans, Midwest City, Okla., and Willie Mooris, Pauls Valley, Okla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 2, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Okla. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.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

Eugene Hill Jr.

   FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Eugene Hill Jr., 72, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
   Mr. Hill was a former resident of Elizabethton, Tenn. He was retired from the U.S. Army.
   Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Hill Sr. and Dorothy Headrick Hill, and a brother, William D. Hill.
   Survivors include his wife, Christine Hill; a son, Michael A. Hill, Arcade, Ga.; and two daughters, Tammy R. Watson, Toledo, Ohio, and Regina C. Priester, Hope Mills. Seven grandchildren, three foster grandchildren and one great-granddaughter also survive.
   Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at 12 noon Monday, December 2, in the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Spring Lake. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of North Carolina, P.O. Box 40236, Fayetteville, N.C. 28309 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 35752, Fayetteville, N.C. 28302.
   Highland Funeral Services & Crematory, Fayetteville, N.C., (910) 484-8108, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Elizabeth K. Hux

   Mrs. Elizabeth K. Hux, 87, 605 West D Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, November 30, 2002, at the residence of a granddaughter, Lisa Hayes, 601 Regency Lane, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Hux was a native of Greene County and a daughter of the late James and Lucy Wimpy Kelley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Hux II, in 1983, two sons, Charlie Hux, in 2001, and Billy Hux, in 1935, and two brothers, Kyle Kelley and Fred Kelley.
   Mrs. Hux was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, a member of the Ladies Aid and served as a Sunday School teacher.
   Survivors include a daughter, Patsy L. Hux, of the home; a daughter-in-law, Iris Hux, Jonesborough; a brother, Jack Kelley, Houston, Texas; four grandchildren and their spouses, Lisa and Charles Hayes and Lee and Dennis Lyons, all of Elizabethton, Lee and Dan Lipford and Joe Hux, all of Mountain City; six great-grandchildren, Charlie Hayes, Casey Hayes and Tasha Morrell, all of Elizabethton, Julia Lipford, Matthew Lipford and Christopher Hux, all of Mountain City; and special cousins, Dr. Dennis Ledford, Lutz, Fla., and Dorothy Ledford, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, (423) 727-9221, and Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, (423) 543-5544.
  
   HUX -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth K. Hux, 87, 605 West D Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, November 30, 2002, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, December 2, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Pastor Jack McWhirter officiating. Music will be by a trio of Haley and Holly Sheffield and Kenny Laughters, and Debbie Gouge and Jerry Barnett, soloists. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, in the Last Supper, Happy Valley Memorial Park, with Howard Ensor, bagpiper. Active pallbearers will be Charles Hayes, Dan Lipford, Joe Hux, Dennis Lyons, Buford Lipford, R.V. Arnold, Charlie Hayes II, Matthew Lipford and Bob Bunten. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. James Shipley, Charles Hollowell, the Third Floor Nursing Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, the Staff of NHC Homecare and the Staff of Johnson City Medical Center Hospice. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at condolences@hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home and Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Frances E. Hyder

   Frances Edens Hyder, 79, 2144 West G Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, November 28, 2002, at Northside Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Hyder was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Frank and Rhoda Sims Edens. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul X. Hyder, and a brother, Wayne Edens.
   Mrs. Hyder was a member of Hopwood Christian Church and was retired from North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Kenneth Campbell, Jonesborough; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Jeff and Ceilya Campbell, Gray; and a sister, Doris Edens, of the home. Several special 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
  
   HYDER -- Funeral services for Frances Edens Hyder, 79, 2144 West G Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, November 28, 2002, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 30, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. James Richmond III officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Campbell, Hurshell Scalf, Ted Maxwell, Phil White, Luther McKeehan and John Hames. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Heritage Baptist Church Building Fund, 1512 John Exum Parkway, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Judy E. Nagata

   Mrs. Judy E. Holt Nagata, 55, 651 Weaver Branch Road, Bluff City, died Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at her residence.
   Mrs. Nagata was a native of Bluff City and had lived in Hawaii for 13 years before returning to Bluff City in 1991 to make her home. She was a daughter of Lena Myrtle Eads Holt, Bluff City, and the late John Wesley Holt Sr. She was also preceded in death by a brother, John Wesley Holt Jr.
   Mrs. Nagata was a cosmetologist and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband of 19 years, Paul S. Nagata, of the home; two daughters, Rebecca Thomas, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Misty Hardin, Elizabethton; a stepson, Paul Nagata Jr., Honolulu, Hawaii; three sisters, Linda Black, Waldorf, Md., Kathy Hensley and Janet Rasnick, both of Bluff City; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Kathy Holt, Bluff City; three half brothers, Rodney Holt, James Holt and Michael Holt, all of Tennessee; and a half sister, Angela H. Brinkley, Bluff City. Nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   NAGATA -- A memorial service for Mrs. Judy E. Holt Nagata, 55, 651 Weaver Branch Road, Bluff City, who died Tuesday, November 26, 2002, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, December 2, in the Bluff City Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Frank Black officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Sabra Smalling, soloist, and Linda Murray, pianist. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Children's Advocacy Center of Sullivan County, 266 Massengill Road, Blountville, TN 37617. Judy was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter and Sister. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. Judy is at Peace with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Those wishing to e-mail this family, please do so at bluffcity@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel, Bluff City, is in charge of 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.