January 31, 2003

Rosa L. Hunter

  
Rosa Lewis Hunter, 88, Life Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of 620 Walnut Street, Elizabethton, died at Sycamore Shoals Hospital Thursday, January 30, 2003.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Cleo H. Hyatt

  
Mrs. Cleo Harbour Hyatt, 92, of 400 North Boone Street, Johnson City, died Thursday, January 30, 2003 at her residence following a brief illness.
   She was a native of Neshoba County, Miss. and was the daughter of the late Dudley and Luna Mae Tucker Harbour.
   She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), of Meridian, Miss. Mrs. Hyatt had lived most of her life in Meridian before moving to Johnson City in 1998.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff E. Hyatt, Sr., December 8, 1989, and by a stepson, Cliff E. Hyatt, Jr. in 1997.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lanelle Hyatt Crockett and Dr. John R. Crocket III, of Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Vera Hyatt, of Memphis; one sister, Pauline Sanders, of Winter Springs, Fla. and formerly of Meridian, Miss.; one brother, Levie D. Harbour, of San Antonio, Texas; one grandson, John R. "Jay" Crockett IV, of Elizabethton; one daughter-in-law, Marian Hyatt, of San Antonio, Texas; four step grandchildren; several step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and five very special friends, Elvie Jones, Dorothy McNeil, Sue White, Barbara Constable, and Regina Absher, who gave her wonderful care.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HYATT -- The funeral service for Mrs. Cleo Harbour Hyatt, 92, of 400 North Boone Street, Johnson City, who died Thursday, January 30, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2003 in the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Meridian, Miss. with Dr. Tom Sikes officiating. Interment will follow in the Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2003 in the Fireside Room of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those wishing to omit flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Hyatt to the First United Methodist Church, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to Medical Center Hospice Services, 1807 West Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Words of condolence may be sent to the family via e-mail at www.Tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

David D. Maxwell

   David Dillion Maxwell, 81, 304 W. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, died Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Maxwell was a native of McDowell County, W.Va., and had moved from Welch, W.Va., to Johnson City in 1960. He was a son of the late Thomas and Tiny Belle Gentry Maxwell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Maxwell.
   Mr. Maxwell was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater, and was a local business owner, having recently retired from American Rentals. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #486 and a member of the York Rites.
   Survivors include his wife, Hazel Coffey Maxwell, of the home; a son, John D. Maxwell, Johnson City; two daughters, Rita M. Staten, Jackson, Miss., and Sandra M. Williams, Johnson City; and a sister, Julia Rawls, Elkton, Md. Five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MAXWELL -- Funeral services for David Dillion Maxwell, 81, 304 W. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, January 29, 2003, will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 1, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Mike Tyson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow the committal service at 11 a.m. Monday, February 3, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Friends are invited to meet the family at the cemetery for the service. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Bill "Buddy" Facello, Jim Facello, Arnold Coffey, Pat Griffith, Chris Rhyne, Freddie Townsend, Douglas J. Carter and Guy Buck. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to The Alzheimer's Association, 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the Medical Center Hospice, 1807 W. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the Maxwell Family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Wacaster

  
Paul Wacaster, 81, of Linville St., Glen Alpine, N.C., died Thursday, January 30, 2003 at Grace Hospital following an extended illness.
   Born in Carter County on September 25, 1921, he was a son of the late Ike Wacaster and Amanda Calhoun.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Markland Wacaster and by a daughter, Pauline Jones.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired employee of Southern Devices.
   Survivors include his sons, Roy Wacaster and Jerry Wacaster, both of Glen Alpine, N.C.; daughters, Gearldine Arnett and Bettie Epley, both of Glen Alpine, N.C., and Linda Woodell, of Polkville, N.C.; a sister, Iva Lee Markland; a brother, Pete Hill, both of Carter County; 26 grandchildren, and 36 great grandchildren.
   Sossoman Funeral Home, Morganton, N.C., is assisting the family with arrangements.

January 30, 2003

Billy J. Brumit

   Billy Jack Brumit, 77, 216 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at the James H. Quillen Veteran's Affairs Hospital at Mountain Home, TN following a short illness.
   Mr. Brumit was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Lon H. and Evelyn Chambers Brumit. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jack H. Brumit, in 1969.
   Mr. Brumit was retired as a Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency Officer and was named "Conservationist of the Year" in 1974. He was Coroner for Carter County for 17 years. He was a member, deacon and elder of First Christian Church of Elizabethton, where he also served as Minister of Junior Church for 14 years.
   He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM, the Scottish Rite and the Shriner's Oriental Band, and was a former Boy Scout Leader. He helped organize and was a Charter Member of the Carter County Rescue Squad. He had at one time a Hunting Program for WBEJ Radio and wrote the "Outdoor Roundup" for the Elizabethton Star.
   Mr. Brumit was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where he served on the USS New Mexico and received two Purple Hearts, one Bronze Star and other medals.
   Survivors include his wife, Jean Pierce Brumit, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne and Gary Simerly, Watauga, and Kay and Barry Mathis, Elizabethton; three grandsons, Travis Simerly, Elizabethton, Cpl. Jeremy Simerly, Watauga, and Jackie Mathis, Maryville; three great-grandchildren, Danielle, Kris and Keirstin, and a special friend, Marc Montgomery, Elizabethton.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Visit our website at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   BRUMIT -- Funeral services for Billy Jack Brumit, 77, 216 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 28, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 30, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Don Marshall and Mr. Mike Koruschak, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of No Name But His and Gene Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 31, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Shallcross, Howard Matherly, Dale Hensley, Teddy Reed, Jackie Mathis, Jeremy Simerly, Travis Simerly, Gary Simerly, Barry Mathis and Barton Edens. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Hodge, David Crockett, the men of First Christian Church of Elizabethton, neighbors of Daytona Place, Clyde Broyles, Kenneth Brumit, Ernest Gentry, Sheriff John Henson, Richard Tester, Jack Perkins, Officers of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and Dr. E.E. Perry. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday or at the residence, 216 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Jackie Brumit Memorial Fund, c/o First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Helen C. Myers

  
Mrs. Helen C. Myers, 88, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, and formerly of 304 Ferguson Ave., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 29, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Myers was a native of Stonega, Va. and was the daughter of the late F.M. and Susan Boyd Coleman. She was a former employee of Bemberg Corp. and was a homemaker.
   She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Sycamore Chapter No. 163.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Mack Myers, on May 2, 1988; three sisters, Doshia Tayor, Gladys Bellamy, and Ruth Keeter; five brothers, Otis, Wiley, Claude, Ed and Jack Coleman.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Sharon Myers, of Grants Pass, Ore.; Richard and Brenda Myers, of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Beverly Ward, of Grants Pass, Ore., and Matthew Myers, of Elizabethton; one great granddaughter, Allyssa Ward, of Grants Pass, Ore. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MYERS -- The funeral service for Mrs. Helen C. Myers, 88, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, and formerly of 304 Ferguson Ave., Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 29, 2003, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be provided by Roger Jenkins, soloist. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, January 31, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and employees of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2003 prior to the funeral service in the chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Myers to the Multiple-Sclerosis Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, P.O. Box 52068, Knoxville, TN 37950-2068. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery Friday, January 31, 2003 at 9:55 a.m. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

January 29, 2003

David N. Blaylock

   Mr. David Nelson Blaylock, 62, 1652 Sciota Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 28, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Blaylock was a native of Bristol, Va., having lived most of his life in Unicoi County.
   He was a son of the late James Samuel and Nannie Victoria Tuell Blaylock. Mr. Blaylock was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Harris Tarkett in 1983.
   Mr. Blaylock attended Green Mountain Free Will Baptist Church.
   Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Blaylock, on April 6, 1990, and one brother, James Edward Blaylock.
   Survivors include two daughters, Floy Ollis and Victoria Blaylock, both of Elizabethton; one son-in-law, Faustino Andrade Aleman; one sister, Patsy Blaylock, Johnson City; two grandsons, Daniel Taylor Ollis and David Thomas Ollis, both of Elizabethton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Danny and Brenda Woodby, Herb Woodby, and Doug and Joan Woodby, all of Unicoi; Ken and Edna Woodby, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BLAYLOCK -- Funeral services for Mr. David Nelson Blaylock, 62, 1652 Sciota Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 28, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2003 from the Green Mountain Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton. Reverend L.D. Berry and Reverend Dallas Gregg will officiate. Music will be provided by Reverend Dennis Poe and the Green Mountain Free Will Baptist Church quartet. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 30, 2003 in Woodby Cemetery, Unicoi. George Woodby, Faustino Andrade Aleman, Bruce Brownlee, Tim Yarber, Eric Woodby, and Travis Garland will serve as active pallbearers. Joe Woodby and men of Green Mountain Free Will Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the church by 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Family, ministers, and friends may gather at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Thursday. The body will be placed in the church by 3 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church and other times at the residence of a brother-in-law, Danny Woodby, 210 Parsley Street, Wilson Trailer Park, No. 7, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Billy J. Brumit

  
Billy Jack Brumit, age 72, of 216 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, died Tuesday evening, January 28, 2003 in the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Hospital at Mountain Home.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Robert L. Carlisle

  
Robert L. "Bob" Carlisle, 79, 170 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 28, 2003 in the Life Care Center.
   A native of Robertson County, Tenn., he was a son of the late N.W. and Dovie Parks Carlisle. He was a retired engineer with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
   He was a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church and the Adult Mens Sunday School Class. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #429, Nashville, Tenn. He was a life member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 and the following Masonic Bodies - R.D. Keller Chapter No. 214, The B.E. Wooten Council No. 119, The Carter Commandery No. 37, Jericho Shrine Legion of Honor, and Royal Order of Scotland and Sycamore Chapter No. 163 Order of Eastern Star.
   He was preceded in death by a sister, Fairbelle Smith.
   Survivors include his wife, Hazel Grindstaff Carlisle; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Larry Woods, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Rhonda Carlisle, Hendersonville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Rebecca Woods, and her husband, Matt Shoemaker, and Melinda Carlisle and her husband, Keith Johnisee; and one brother, James L. Carlisle, Gallatin, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARLISLE -- Funeral services for Robert L. "Bob" Carlisle, 79, 170 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 28, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 31, 2003 in the Grindstaff Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday, will be Matt Shoemaker, Keith Johnisee, Pete Prikals II, Pete Prikals III, Roy Grindstaff, Dickie Smith, Jim Hardin, and Robin Grindstaff Costa. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Eugene Galloway, Brandon Woods, Allen Jarrett, the Adult Mens Sunday School Class, and the church family of Stoney Creek Baptist Church. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Carlisle to the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department. A masonic service will be conducted following the funeral service conducted by Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Carlisle family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kansas Hughes

   Kansas "Kate" Hughes, 83, formerly of 152 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 27, 2003, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Hughes was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William Floyd and Sarah Street Greer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Pierce Hughes, August 30, 2001, a daughter, Deborah Lynn Hughes, and by three brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. Hughes was a member of Eastside Free Will Baptist Church, where she previously was very active in the church and was a Sunday School teacher. She retired from Carter County Memorial Hospital where she was an LPN and a Respiratory Therapist.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Henrietta and Jim Chaney and Mary Lou and Jimmy Street, all of Elizabethton; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Stacy and Susan Street, Elizabethton; three granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Sara and Linwood McNure, Statesboro, Ga., Dena and David Bass, Elizabethton, and Pam and Tommy Hoffee, Griffin, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Bass, Annie Street and Nicholas Street, all of Elizabethton, and Garrett Hoffee, Griffin, Ga.; a brother, Elige Greer, Burlington, N.C.; a sister, Marie Barnett, Roan Mountain; and an uncle, Roby Greer, 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
  
   HUGHES -- Graveside services for Kansas "Kate" Hughes, 83, formerly of 152 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 27, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, at Greer Cemetery, Burbank Community, with the Rev. Paul Humphrey and the Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. Those who plan to attend the service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Street, Jim Chaney, Stacy Street, David Bass, Linwood McNure and Carl "Red" Canter. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Joseph Taylor, friends, neighbors and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family received friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Mary Lou Street, 151 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. For those who prefer in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Ivy Hall Nursing Home Skilled Nursing Unit, 301 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@TetrickFuneralHome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements.

Bill G. Jones

   Bill G. Jones, 61, 561 Barnette Road, Bluff City, died Monday, January 27, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Jones was a native of Bluff City and the son of the late Sam Earl and Ethel Davidson Jones. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin Jones and Ervin Jones.
   Mr. Jones was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired employee of the VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a brother, George Jones, Bristol; four sisters, Margaret Gray, Attalla, Ala., Helen Boyd, Johnson City, Violet Pettit, Aniston, Ala., and Dot Rasnick, Bluff City; and two special friends, Barbara Kaylor and Larry Bolyard. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home of Bluff City, (423) 538-7131, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our website at www.TetrickFuneralHome.com.
  
   JONES -- Funeral services for Bill G. Jones, 61, 561 Barnette Road, Bluff City, who died Monday, January 27, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with Dr. Gary Montgomery officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 30, in the VA National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Active pallbearers will be Donald Jones, Wayne Jones, Bruce Jones, Kenneth Jones, J.E. Jones and Larry Bolyard. Honorary pallbearers will be Randall Jones, Larry Jones and John Jones. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 12 noon Thursday to travel in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Dot Rasnick, 343 Jones Lane, Bluff City, at any time. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to Condolences-BC@TetrickFuneralHome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Bluff City is in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Largent

  
Mrs. Mary L. Largent, 87, 323 Bear Cage Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, January 27, 2003 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Cain and Lena Ingram Julian. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Largent attended the Sunset Free Will Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Largent; one daughter, Louise Honeycutt; two brothers, and four sisters.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Shirlene and Tommy Roberson, Roan Mountain; five sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Eva Julian, Eddie and Joyce Largent, both of Roan Mountain; Earnest and Vera Largent and Clarence and Janet Largent, both of Hampton, and Lawrence and Ann Largent, Johnson City; one son-in-law, Earl Honeycutt, Johnson City; one sister, Nell Julian, Roan Mountain; 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LARGENT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary L. Largent, 87, 323 Bear Cage Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, January 27, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Entombment services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 30, 2003 in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Tandy Bradley will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday, will be Tim Roberson, Tommy Roberson, Lawrence Largent, Travis Largent, Michael Honeycutt, and Gary Roberson. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Largent family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

January 28, 2003

Kansas Hughes

   Kansas "Kate" Hughes, 83, formerly of 152 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 27, 2003, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Hughes was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late William Floyd and Sarah Street Greer. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Lynn Hughes, and by three brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. Hughes was a member of Eastside Free Will Baptist Church, where she previously was very active in the church and was a Sunday School teacher. She retired from Carter County Memorial Hospital where she was an LPN and a Respiratory Therapist.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Henrietta and Jim Chaney and Mary Lou and Jimmy Street, all of Elizabethton; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Stacy and Susan Street, Elizabethton; three granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Sara and Linwood McNure, Statesboro, Ga., Dena and David Bass, Elizabethton, and Pam and Tommy Hoffee, Griffin, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Bass, Annie Street and Nicholas Street, all of Elizabethton, and Garrett Hoffee, Griffin, Ga.; a brother, Elige Greer, Burlington, N.C.; a sister, Marie Barnett, Roan Mountain; and an uncle, Roby Greer, 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
  
   HUGHES -- Graveside services for Kansas "Kate" Hughes, 83, formerly of 152 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 27, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, at Greer Cemetery, Burbank Community, with the Rev. Paul Humphrey and the Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. Those who plan to attend the service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Street, Jim Chaney, Stacy Street, David Bass, Linwood McNure and Carl "Red" Canter. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Joseph Taylor, friends, neighbors and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Mary Lou Street, 151 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. For those who prefer in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Ivy Hall Nursing Home Skilled Nursing Unit, 301 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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.

Ann Peters

   Ann Peters, 67, 119 Margaret Street, Mountain City, died Saturday, January 25, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.
   Mrs. Peters was a native of Old Butler and was born to the late Clarence Roberts and Francis Mast Roberts Smith on March 31, 1935. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Peters, in 1997, and her grandparents, Don and Addie Baird Mast and Charles and Josie Hicks Roberts.
   Mrs. Peters was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Carletha Parks, Mountain City, and three sons, Bruce Peters, Kingsport, Frank Peters, Mountain City, and Danny Peters, of the home. Eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements. www.funeral-plans.com/hux-lipford
  
   PETERS -- Funeral services for Ann Peters, 67, 119 Margaret Street, Mountain City, who died Saturday, January 25, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cecil "Nick" Bradshaw officiating. Active pallbearers will be Doug Osborne, Ralph Matheson, Glenn Shupe and Sam McEwen. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Buddy Clayton, Dr. Hodges, Dr. Robert Taylor, Johnson County Home Health Care Associates, Vicki Gregg and Vicki Gwinn. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Russell L. Shadoan

   Russell L. Shadoan, 81, 1411 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, died Sunday, January 26, 2003.
   Mr. Shadoan was a native of Pulaski County, Ky., and the son of the late Oscar Thomas and Elizabeth Woodson Shadoan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ann Etta Simmons Shadoan, June 28, 2000, two brothers, Thomas Shadoan and Leslie Shadoan, and a sister, Irene Osborne.
   Mr. Shadoan was a member of Hopwood Christian Church. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts Degrees and was a retired teacher from University School.
   He was a former member and past president of the Johnson City Kiwanis Club, a member of Watauga Masonic Lodge, a York Rite and Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Jericho Shrine Temple, where he had been a member and past Commander of the Jericho Legion of Honor, a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, Court 183, and a member of the Unaka Rod and Gun Club.
   Mr. Shadoan was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was stationed in Okinawa. He had retired with the rank of Captain from the U.S. Army with 33 years of service, including 15 years in the Tennessee National Guard.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Rudy Carver, Phoenix, Ariz., Carol Ann and Woody Taylor, Columbia, S.C., and Mary Etta Elliott and Bob Schaff, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Russell "Rusty" and Teresa Shadoan, Birmingham, Ala.; and a sister, Lucy Floyd, Peachtree City, Ga. Six grandchildren, two great-granddaughters 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
  
   SHADOAN -- Funeral services for Russell L. Shadoan, 81, 1411 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, who died Sunday, January 26, 2003, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Rudy Carver, minister, officiating. Masonic Rites by Watauga Masonic Lodge will follow the funeral service. Music will be under the direction of David Arney, organist, and Julie Taylor Eadie, soloist. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Mary Etta Elliott, 126 Thomas Lincoln Place, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Bob Schaff, Woody Taylor, Paul Mottern, Sam Hopson, Earle Eadie, Ben Carver and Jim Hughes. Entombment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 30, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. For those who prefer in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the West Carter County Volunteer Fire Department, 1420 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601. 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.

January 27, 2003

Grady E. Arnett

    
Mr. Grady E. Arnett, 57, of 117 Bridge Street, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, January 25, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
     Mr. Arnett was a native of Carter County and was the son of the late Ulus and Victoria Bennett Arnett.
     He was a member of the Lower Shell Creek Christian Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dallas Arnett and a sister, Gertrude Johnson.
     Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Pat Arnett of Greeneville; and one sister, Anna Mae Edwards, of Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
    
     ARNETT -- The funeral service for Mr. Grady E. Arnett, 57, of 117 Bridge Street, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, January 25, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2003 at the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Gerald Holly, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gerald and Gloria Holly. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at the Moreland Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2003 prior to the service in the Rhododendron Chapel. A memorial fund has been established for Mr. Arnett at the Carter County Bank, Roan Mountain, P.O. Box 39, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:55 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bill Dugger

    DUGGER -- Funeral services for Bill Dugger, 69, 2222 Hinkle Road, Kingsport, who died Saturday, January 25, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harvey White officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2003 in Butler Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences to the Dugger family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce S. Mazzuca

    
Joyce Swatzell Mazzuca, 69, 912 Pine Grove Ave., Johnson City, died Saturday, January 25, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
     Mrs. Mazucca was a native of Johnson City and had lived most of her life in the area. She was a daughter of Elizabeth Rose Swatzell, Johnson City, and the late Virgil Roy Swatzell.
     She was preceded in death by one brother, Bob Swatzell, and one grandson, Fred Gregory Psioda, Jr.
     She was employed by the East Tennessee Better Business Bureau, where she served as the executive director.
     Survivors include one son, Greg Psioda, Johnson City; two daughters, Debby Harvey, Johnson City, and Cathy Peterson, Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Bill Swatzell, Fla.; one sister, Ann Wright, Johnson City; ten grandchildren, Laura Bennish, Chicago; Barbara Christou, Bobby Peterson, Ryan Peterson, and Matthew Peterson, all of Cleveland; Mike Harvey, Dorian Harvey, Jennifer Harvey, Gavin Psioda, and Tarrah Psioda, all of Johnson City.
     Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
    
     MAZZUCA -- A graveside service for Joyce Swatzell Mazucca, 69, 912 Pine Grove Ave., who died Saturday, January 25, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Reverend Jeff Davis will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Mike Harvey, Dorian Harvey, David Peterson, and Jerry Wright. Bill Swatzell will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2003 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the family.

Russell L. Shadoan

    
Russell L. Shadoan, 81, of 1411 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, passed away Sunday evening, January 26, 2003 following an extended illness.
     Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

January 26, 2003

Grady E. Arnett

    
Mr. Grady E. Arnett, 57, 117 Bridge Street, Roan Mountain, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, Tenn.
     Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
     Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Herman Barnette

    
Herman Barnette, 88, 160 Herm Barnette Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Life Care Center, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
     A native of Carter County, Mr. Barnette was the son of the late Waits and Julia Gouge Barnette. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Harlan Barnette, and one sister, Ethel Crain.
     He was of the Free Will Baptist faith. He was a former employee of North American Rayon Corp and Summers-Taylor, Inc., and he was a farmer.
     Survivors include his wife, Gladys Heaton Barnette, of the home, two sons and daughters-in-law, Ted and Ruth Barnette, Elizabethton, Jack and Sue Barnette, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Mabel Stockton, Roan Mountain and Dorothy Patton, Roan Mountain; one granddaughter and spouse, Terri and Carter Blevins, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Justin Barnette and Gordon Barnette, both of Roan Mountain; one great-granddaughter, Sarah Blevins, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
     Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
    
     BARNETTE -- Funeral services for Herman Barnette, 88, 160 Herm Barnette Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Richard Blevins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Terri Blevins, organist, and The Burbank Free Will Baptist Church Quartet. Interment will follow the funeral service at Johnson-Roanview Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Carter Blevins, Justin Barnette, Gordon Barnette, Ronnie Stocton, Tracy Barnette, Mike Barnette and S.D. Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Stocton, Larry Barnette, Tip Heaton, Jim Troutman, Delaney Crain, Joe Winters, Carroll Hill, Lillian Scalf, and friends and neighbors. Words of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family at condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

Byrd F. Deaderick Sr.

     Byrd Franklin Deaderick Sr., 88, 3323 Highway 81 S., Jonesborough, died Thursday, January 23, 2003, at NHC Healthcare.
     Mr. Deaderick was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Byrd C. and Jennie Wilson Deaderick. He was also preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters and a granddaughter.
     Mr. Deaderick retired following 38 years of service in several supervisory positions with Klopman Mills and Burlington Industries. He was a member of Cherokee Mission Baptist Church where he had served as Deacon and formerly as a teacher of the Men's Sunday School Class.
     Survivors include his wife, Mary Higgins Deaderick, of the home; two sons, Byrd F. Deaderick Jr., Hampton, and Tom Deaderick Sr., Morristown; and a daughter, Beverly S. Deaderick, Johnson City. Five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
     Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
    
     DEADERICK -- Funeral services for Byrd Franklin Deaderick Sr., 88, 3323 Highway 81 S., Jonesborough, who died Thursday, January 23, 2003, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 25, in the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelver Mullins and the Rev. Willie Lunsford officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 26, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Cherokee Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Constable and Z.P. Gamble. Condolences may be sent to the Deaderick Family at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Bill Dugger

    
Bill Dugger, 69, 2222 Hinkle Road, Kingsport, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at his residence.
     A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Nat Ed and Dorothy Pierce Dugger. He had lived a number of years in Pennsylvania before returning to Kingsport in 1998. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Oliver and Ronnie Oliver.
     Mr. Dugger was a retired auto mechanic. He was a member of the Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church.
     Survivors include five sons, Billy Dugger, Kingsport, Billy G. Dugger, Mountain City, David Dugger, Erwin, Verlin Hort, Avondale, Pa., and James Edwin Dugger, Oxford, Pa.; two daughters, Mary Duvall, Avondale, Pa., and Regina Walsh, Rehoboth, Pa.; two sisters, Mary Kate Arnold and Betty Pritchard, both of Butler; two brothers, Tony Pierce, Hampton, and Frank Oliver, Butler; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
    
     DUGGER -- Funeral services for Bill Dugger, 69, 2222 Hinkle Road, Kingsport, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Harvey White officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Butler Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences to the Dugger family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances R. Guinn

     Mrs. Frances Ruth Guinn, 72, 103 Franklin Place, Elizabethton, died at her residence Friday, Jan. 24, 2003.
     A native of Carter County, Mrs. Guinn was a daughter of the late Charlie and Delia Mann Trivette. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Guinn, in 1990; two brothers, Colby Trivette and William "R.C." Trivette; and two sisters, Dessie Blankenship and Mary Rasnick.
     Mrs. Guinn was a homemaker. She was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.
     Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Daniel Ornduff, Elizabethton; one son, Lloyd "Bubba" Guinn, Elizabethton; two brothers, the Rev. Charlie Trivette and James Elliott Trivette, both of Elizabethton; one sister, Virgie Davis, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Beth Harrell, Travis Guinn, Daniel Ornduff, and Brittni Guinn; one great-grandson, Daniel Allen Harrell, II; and several nieces and nephews.
     Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
    
     GUINN -- Funeral services for Frances Ruth Guinn, 72, 103 Franklin Place, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Trivette and Pastor Jeff Davis officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Perkins Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Mark Odom will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and friends at Franklin Place. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of the daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Daniel Ornduff, 125 Pinnacle Drive, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wanda A. Lacey

     Wanda Augusta Lacey, 87, 219 Smalling Road, Watauga died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at Northside Hospital, Johnson City, following an extended illness.
     A native of Carter County, Mrs. Lacey was the daughter of the late Walter and Florence Croy Hughes. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ross Hughes.
     Mrs. Lacey had been a member of Fairview Baptist Church since 1933 and was a Sunday school teacher for 40 years. She was a retired nurse from Bowman's Clinic, serving from 1961-1985.
     Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Riley E. Lacey, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Patricia Lacey, Elizabethton; one granddaughter, Tiffany Lacey, Elizabethton; one grandson, Greg Lacey, Elizabethton; two adopted grandsons, Christopher Smart, Elizabethton, and Rex Ward, Kingsport; two sisters, Thelma Duncan, Tucson, Ariz. and Pansy Mae Sichler, Albuquerque N.M.; four brothers, Bob Hughes, Jack Hughes, Howard Hughes, and W.E. Hughes, all of Watauga; and several nieces and nephews.
     Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
    
     LACEY -- Funeral services for Wanda Augusta Lacey, 87, 219 Smalling Road, Watauga, who died Friday, Jan. 24, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Fairview Baptist Church, with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sally Harris and Melodye Sparks. Interment will follow the funeral service at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be Bill Carter, Bill Clawson, Charles Hughes, Doug Rasnick, Tim Rasnick and Gary Sparks. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Lingerfelt, members of Fairview Baptist Church, and friends and neighbors. Mrs. Lacey will lie in-state between the hours of 2-3 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga, or friends may call at the residence, 219 Smalling Road, Watauga, any time. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 585 Watauga Road, Watauga, TN 37694. Words of sympathy may be sent via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

James H. Miller, Sr.

     Mr. James H. Miller, Sr., 66, 1106 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
     Mr. Miller was a native of Johnson County and a son of the late Joseph and Dovie Miller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Morris Miller, in 1993.
     Mr. Miller was retired on disability from Snap-On-Tools. He was a member of East Side Christian Church where he had served as a deacon and elder.
     Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael Lynn Miller, of the home, and James H. Miller, Jr. and Debbie Miller, Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in- law, Debbie and Tony Taylor, Elizabethton; one brother, George Miller, Elizabethton; one sister, Margie Lewis, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Brandy Torbett, Piney Flats, and April Miller Pennington, Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Sierria Rayne Torbett and Layton Anthony Moody, both of Piney Flats; and several nieces and nephews.
     Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
    
     MILLER -- Funeral services for James H. Miller, Sr., 66, 1106 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, in the East Side Christian Church, with Mr. John Smith, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by James Miller, Jr. and Shirley Jeffers, vocalists, and Mary Smith, pianist. Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kenny Pennington, Brian Torbett, Allen Morris, Roger Odom, Jay Wesley Odom, Keith Carr, Cody Turbyfill, Robert Sams and David Sayers. Honorary pallbearers will be W. G. Ward, Junior William, Floyd Buckles and Wes Holsclaw. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence any time. 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. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Barbara W. Moreland

    
Barbara W. Moreland, 74, 128 Ford Lane, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at her residence following a brief illness.
     A native of Carter County, Mrs. Moreland was the daughter of the late Clyde H. and Chelsia Mae Taylor White. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. (Bob) Moreland, Oct. 7, 1999, and a brother, Roy White.
     Mrs. Moreland was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton and a former member of Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
     Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Geneva Moreland, Elizabethton, Greg and Melissa Moreland, Elizabethton, three grandchildren, Todd Moreland, Allentown, Pa., Travis Moreland, Elizabethton, and Tara Moreland, Piney Flats; three great-grandchildren, Chelsia Moreland, Barbara Moreland, and Zoey Moreland, all of Elizabethton; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Calvin Quesenberry, Elizabethton, Gail and Don Parkey, Elizabethton, Janice and Ron Oliver, Blountville; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Henry Clay and Jane White, Blountville, Myrtie Deal, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
     Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
    
     MORELAND -- Funeral services for Barbara W. Moreland, 74, 128 Ford Lane, Elizabethton, who died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. Music will be under the direction of Carol Bowers and the Rev. Phil Poston. The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Active pallbearers will be Todd Moreland, Travis Moreland, Tara Moreland, David White, Chris Oliver, Randy Taylor, Don Parkey, and Ron Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Quesenberry, Freeman Taylor, Coy Taylor, Jack Taylor, Harold Taylor, Glen White, Larry Wayne Estep, Roger Shoun, Sonny Deal, Roger Deal and Charles Moreland. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at her residence, 128 Ford Lane, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Volunteer Sunday School Class, First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton, 706 1st Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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 the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Frank R. Odum

    
KINGSPORT -- Frank Roscoe Odum, 88, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City (Washington County), Tenn.
     Mr. Odum was born April 12, 1914, in Huntington, W.Va. He moved to Kingsport, Tenn., from Virginia with his parents, the late George W. Odum and Sue Sutherland Odum in 1916. He was a resident of Kingsport for 86 years.
     In 1935, Mr. Odum graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, where he played football from 1932-35 for Coach Sprankle. He married Irene Gertrude Nave on Feb. 15, 1936.
     During World War II, Mr. Odum joined the Navy and served as a Coxswain in charge of a LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel) on LST-495 (Landing Ship, Tank). He participated in both the invasion at Normandy and the invasion of Southern France, as well as action in the Pacific in the Philippine Islands, Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa), and Japan. He was a member of the LST Association.
     Mr. Odum worked for the Kingsport Press for more than 25 years and was the owner-operator of Odum's Esso Station at Center and Memorial Blvd. He was also a rural route postman for the United States Postal Service. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Kingsport, then Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church.
     Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Irene; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard (Dick) and Norma Odum, Johnson City, Tenn.; David and Wilma Odum, Gray, Tenn.; and one daughter and son-in-law, Darla and Scott Davis, Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, Amanda Nevins and husband, Ed, Downingtown, Pa., Rick Odum and wife, Becky, Weston, Fla., and Jessi Odum, Gray, Tenn.; three step-grandchildren, Jodi Carroll, Johnson, Tenn., Jeff Spratling, Arlington, Texas; and Amy McKay and husband, Rick, Bradenton, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Noah and Kate Odum, Weston, Fla., and Sarah and Eddie Nevins, Downingtown, Pa.; brothers-in-law, Hershel Nave and wife Nancy, and Johnny Welch; a sister-in-law, Daphna Alvis; and many nieces and nephews.
     Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of the arrangements.
    
     ODUM -- Funeral services for Frank Roscoe Odum, 88, who died Thursday, will be conducted in the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel at 8 p.m. Sunday, with Dr. Ted W. Hagen, II officiating. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in downtown Kingsport. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Tenn., with military rites by Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in Frank R. Odum's name to the Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Center, 1800 Legion Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664. He was a lifelong fan of D-B sports and never missed listening to a game. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of the arrangements.

Paul D. Wagner

    
Paul David Wagner, 89, 116 Wagner Road, Watauga, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
     Mr. Wagner was a Unicoi County native and had lived in Kentucky for 15 years prior to coming to Watauga in 1955. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Rhea Wagner, in 1985, his son, Gary Wagner, two sisters and a brother.
     Mr. Wagner was an Army veteran and had been employed as a scale master with American Limestone Co. He was a member of Watauga Christian Church.
     Survivors include one daughter, Loretta Reed, Watauga; four grandchildren, Michelle Wiggins, Greg Wagner, and Rick Wagner, all of Elizabethton, and John Paul Reed, Watauga; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
     Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, 423-282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements.
    
     WAGNER -- Funeral services for Paul David Wagner, 89, 116 Wagner Road, Watauga, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Mr. Paul Peer will officiate. The committal service, with military honors, will follow in the Monte Vista Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. Monday. Serving as active pallbearers will be Robert Dempsey, Jack Dempsey, Dale McCracken, Tony Bennett, Mike Reed and Greg Wagner. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jim Moody, John Carr, Kenneth Ray and James Ray. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, 423-282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements.

January 24, 2003

James T. Adams

  
James Thurman Adams, 83, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, January 22, 2003 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Luther and Ollie McKeehan Adams. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and Steed College, with a business degree.
   He was retired from the dietary department of the Veterans Administration Hospital, Mountain Home. He was formerly employed by Bemberg Corporation and Milligan College.
   Mr. Adams was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, receiving two purple hearts, a bronze star, and several other medals.
   He was a member of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda A. Adams, in Sept. 2002; two sisters, Margaret Bowling and Shirley Hodge, and two brothers, Ed Adams and Luther Minton Adams.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Lynn and Robin Adams, Elizabethton; one sister, Imogene Settle, Bristol; one brother, Jerry Adams, Elizabethton; a grandson, Kevin L. Adams, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Melissa D. Adams, Elizabethton; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Clement, Johnson City, and Maxine Little, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews and special friends, Shirlene Turbyfill and Misty King.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ADAMS -- Funeral services for James Thurman Adams, 83, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, January 22, 2003 will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson and Rev. Roy Pendergrass officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Jonas Revis officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, will be Kevin Adams, John Clement, Ray Flynn, Steve Settle, Rick Johnson, Scott Pendergrass, Danny Little, and Ronnie Nave. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Clement, Mark Clement, Mike Clement, Charles Ailsworth, Allen Little, Bob Ray, Sam Ferguson, Don Sanford, Carl Nave, and J.A. Stalcup, Jr. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Adams to the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1503 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. V.F.W. Post 2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Friends may call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Adams family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Carol C. Shoemaker

  
Carol C. Shoemaker, 61, of Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died at her residence Wednesday morning, January 22, 2003.
   She was a retired U.S. Postal clerk in Florida. She was the daughter of the late Fred R. and Edna Mae Tyre Cook.
   She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Wright.
   She is survived by her spouse, Bobby J. Shoemaker; one son, Anthony and his wife, Danielle Shoemaker, of Palatka, Fla.; three daughters, Cynthia Cave and spouse Drew; Kari Rountree and spouse, Jay, of Elizabethton; four sisters, Alice M. Peacock and spouse, William; Rose M. Champion and spouse, Carl, of Flora Home, Fla.; Fredna Carter and spouse, Vernon Branson, of Middleburg, Fla.; one brother, Fred R. Cook Jr., of Flora Home, Fla.; five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
   Mountain Empire Cremation, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHOEMAKER -- A celebration of the life of Carol C. Shoemaker, 61, of Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died on Wednesday, January 22, 2003, will be held Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Elizabethton First Church of the Nazarene. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elizabethton First Church of the Nazarene or to a local infant's liver transplant. For more information, call 542-5152. Mountain Empire Cremation is in charge of arrangements.

January 23, 2003

Beulah Cochran

  
Beulah Lee Davidson Davies Cochran, 89, of Oviedo, Fla. and formerly of Elizabethton, died January 19, 2003 at Florida East Hospital in Orlando, Fla.
   She was born August 21, 1913 in Tifton, Ga. and raised in Tampa, Fla.
   She was preceded in death by her first husband of 43 years, Robert Lee Davies, Sr.; her second husband, Edward Cochran, and a grandson, Thomas S. Davies III. She was a member of the Elizabethton First Church of the Nazarene. She was a minister and author.
   She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Roberta and Jim Blake, of Zephyrhills, Fla; Susan Potter, of the home, and Billy Joe Potter, Roan Mountain; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Lillian Davies, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Thomas and Lucy Davies, of the home; a sister, Juanita Hicks, of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Thomas Eugene Hunter, of Ga.; eight grandchildren, J. Michael, Karen, John, Hamilton, Crystal, Dina, Billy Jack, and Jonah; seven great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton.
  
   COCHRAN -- A memorial service will be held for Beulah Lee Davidson Davies Cochran, 89, of Oviedo, Fla. who died January 19, 2003 at Zephyrhills First Church of the Nazarene, 6151 12th Street, Zephyrhills, Fla., on Saturday, February 1, 2003 at 2 p.m. Rev. Tal Denny officiating. Graveside services will be conducted on Good Friday, April 18, 2003 in Roan Mountain, with Rev. Rick Shelton officiating. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to missionaries Harold and Kayla Martin, Missionary Flights International, P.O. Box 15665, West Palm Beach, FL 33416. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home.

Ethel W. Greenwell

  
Ethel "Ecky" Williams Greenwell, 63, 116 Gilbert Wilson Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Greenwell was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Mike and Goldie Lewis Williams. She was also preceded in death by a son, Douglas Greenwell, in 1987, and a brother, Charles Williams.
   Mrs. Greenwell was a graduate of Unaka High School and was retired due to disability from Texas Instruments. She was a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Millard Greenwell; a son and special daughter-in-law, Mike and Sharon Greenwell, of the home; a sister, Thelma Shankles, Elizabethton; three brothers, Mike Williams Jr., Huntsville, Ala., Clinton Williams and Joe Williams, both of Elizabethton; two granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, April and Eric Hall and Amber Greenwell; two grandsons, Michael Greenwell and Phillip Greenwell; two great-grandchildren, Whitney Hall and Isaiah Greenwell; a stepgrandson, Kenneth Hudson; several nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Sandy Campbell, Cathy Campbell, Jessica Shephard and Faye Shanks.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy G. Hicks

  
Jimmy Gary Hicks, 63, 6033 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah, Tenn. died Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at his residence.
   A native of Elk Park, N.C., he was a son of the late Simon Hicks and Minnie Heaton Hicks Mitchell.
   He was a 1998 graduate of Chattanooga State Community College. After graduation, he opened Hicks Landscaping, of Chattanooga.
   He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was one of the original 1957 Rota-Marines to serve in Spain.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Carrol Hicks.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Estella Whitehead Hicks; a son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Jennifer Hicks, Chattanooga; a sister, Marie Isaacs, Newland, N.C.; a brother, Allen Mitchell, Carrolton, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HICKS -- Funeral services for Jimmy Gary Hicks, 63, of Ooltewah, Tenn. who went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 22, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Hawk officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Melissa Wood, Lora Buckles, and Angie Bowman will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Michael Whitehead, Terry Whitehead, Tommy Ingram, Ray Whitehead, Michael Isaacs, and Darryl Whitehead. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rota-Marines United States Marine Corps, Jim Cornett, and Allen Hughes. The family would like to express their grateful appreciation to their friends and family, Dr. Jitendra Gandhi, Dr. Noel Scidmore, the staff of Park Ridge Hospital, and Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2003 in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Hicks family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Nave

   Helen Nave, 84, formerly of 226 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Nave was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Fuson L. and Anna Lee Adams Nidiffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Nave, June 23, 1998, a daughter, Cora Lee Culbert, four brothers, Howard Nidiffer, Jack Nidiffer, Paul Nidiffer and Lloyd Nidiffer, and a sister, Mary Glyn Taylor.
   Mrs. Nave was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and was a retired employee of East Tennessee Undergarment.
   Survivors include three daughters and four sons-in-law, Mary Ann and Vergil Stout, Gray, Wanda and Glenn Max Taylor and Louella and Chuck Randolph, all of Johnson City, and Kenneth Culbert, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger Dale and Judy Nave, Gray; eight grandchildren, Darrin Stout, Kevin Stout, Ginger Holdren, Brian Culbert, Keith Nave, Shawn Nave, Mitzi Puckett and Shana Sutherland; five great-grandchildren, Kalee Holdren, Cortlyn Holdren, Trevor Taylor, Macy Puckett and Brilee Culbert; two brothers, Robert Nidiffer, Knoxville, and Jessee Smith Nidiffer, Johnson City; and a sister, Wilma Norman, Knoxville. 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
  
   NAVE -- Funeral services for Helen Nave, 84, formerly of 226 S. Roan Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 21, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, January 24, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Reece Harris officiating. Music will be under the direction of Anita Whitehead, soloist, and Mary Lou O'Quinn, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 25, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Paul Brown, Joe Wilson, Charles McQueen, Gwen Hendrix and Harley Carden. A special thank you to the employees of Appalachian Christian Village. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also visit at the residence of a daughter, Louella Randolph, 120 Heather Lane, Johnson City, 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.

Bletie F. Reece

  
Mrs. Bletie Fletcher Reece, 81, of U.S. Highway 321, Butler, died Wednesday morning, January 22, 2003 at Pine Ridge Health Care Center, Elizabethton.
   She was born April 5, 1921 in Johnson County. Mrs. Reece was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, William Reece; her mother, Vestie Fletcher Phillips; two brothers, Joe and Omar Fletcher, and three nephews, Tommy, George, and Glenn Fletcher.
   Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Reece, of Sugar Grove, N.C. and Ernest Reece, of Elizabethton; one sister, Opal Presnell, of Mocksville, N.C.; five nieces and one nephew.
   Austin and Barnes Funeral Home, Boone, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.
  
   REECE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bletie Fletcher Reece, who died Wednesday, January 22, 2003, will be conducted Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Austin and Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Quincy Norris and Rev. J.T. Barley. Burial will follow in the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Austin and Barnes Funeral Home. Austin and Barnes Funeral Home, Boone, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.

January 22, 2003

Eugene A. Ahlgrim

  
Eugene A. Ahlgrim, 83, 2101 Christian Lane, Apt. 302, Johnson City, died Sunday, January 19, 2003, at the residence of his daughter in Johnson City.
   Mr. Ahlgrim was a native of Lowell, Ind., and had lived in Johnson City since 1975. He was a son of the late Fred and Vera Chapman Ahlgrim and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle Helene Ernst Ahlgrim, his second wife, Lucy Graybeal Ahlgrim, and a brother, Paul Ahlgrim.
   Mr. Ahlgrim was the retired Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for the Emmanuel School of Religion. He was a U.S. Army Captain and a veteran of World War II.
   He had been a member and elder of First Christian Church in Chicago, Ill., and was a member of First Christian Church in Johnson City, where he was past president of the Winn-A-Kuple Sunday School Class. He was a past volunteer for Hospice, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, and the Milligan College Beautification Project. He was also a past president of the Christian Village Tower Association.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and James C. Hamilton, Johnson City, Nancy and Fulton Mitchum, Charleston, S.C., and JoAnn and Don Orr, Maryville; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Alan and Linda Ahlgrim, Longmont, Colo.; two brothers, Donald and Jack Ahlgrim, both of California; and special lifelong friends, Dr. and Mrs. Fred Thompson, Johnson City. Ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   AHLGRIM -- Funeral services for Eugene A. Ahlgrim, 83, 2101 Christian Lane, Apt. 302, Johnson City, who died Sunday, January 19, 2003, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, at First Christian Church, Johnson City, with Mr. Tim Wallingford, minister, and Dr. Donald Jeanes officiating. Active pallbearers will be Pastor David Anglin, Mike Baird, Pastor Jon Davidson, Doug Theobald, Sam Greer, Frank Jarrett, Jim Carmichael, Josh Mitchum and Bo Deaton. Honorary pallbearers will be Joel Ahlgrim, Travis Mitchum and the Faculty and Staff of the Emmanuel School of Religion. Committal services with military honors by the American Legion, will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery, Mountain Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Emmanuel School of Religion, Ahlgrim Carriage House, 1 Walker Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family received friends from 6 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Lonnie F. Beam

   Lonnie F. Beam, 53, 139 Babb Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 20, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Beam was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived in Carter County most of his life. He was the son of Emma Blackburn Beam, Elizabethton, and the late Roy Oliver Beam, and was also preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Robert Beam.
   Mr. Beam was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church and was an employee of James Manufacturing Concrete Products.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Kathy Bennett Beam, of the home; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmy Dale Beam, Elizabethton, William Ray and Brandy Beam, Butler, and Roy Oliver Beam, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Kayla Michelle Beam, Elizabethton, and Acacia Rae Beam, Butler; two sisters, Jean Smith, Hampton, and Linda Hawkins, Elizabethton; and five brothers, Leroy Beam, Larry Beam, Tommy Beam and Bobby Irick, all of Elizabethton, and Lawrence Beam, Butler. 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
  
   BEAM -- The funeral service for Lonnie F. Beam, 53, 139 Babb Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with the Lord, Monday, January 20, 2003, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Messer and the Rev. Mark Simmons officiating. A private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence, 139 Babb Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Beam to the East Side Free Will Baptist Church Family Life Center Building Fund, 704 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via our e-mail address, condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Greenwell

  
Ethel "Ecky" Williams Greenwell, 63, 116 Gilbert Wilson Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 21, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Mike and Goldie Lewis Williams. She was a graduate of Unaka High School. She was retired due to disability from Texas Instruments.
   Mrs. Greenwell was a member of the Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Greenwell, in 1987, and by a brother, Charles Williams.
   Survivors include a son, Millard Greenwell; a son and special daughter-in-law, Mike and Sharon Greenwell, of the home; one sister, Thelma Shankles, Elizabethton; three brothers, Mike Williams, Jr., Huntsville, Ala.; Clinton and Joe Williams, both of Elizabethton; two granddaughters, April Hall, and her husband Eric, and Amber Greenwell; two grandsons, Michael Greenwell and Phillip Greenwell; two great grandchildren, Whitney Hall and Isaiah Greenwell; a step-grandson, Kenneth Hudson. Several nieces and nephews, and her special friends, Sandy Campbell, Cathy Campbell, Jessica Shephard, and Faye Shanks also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GREENWELL -- Funeral services for Ethel "Ecky" Williams Greenwell, 63, 116 Gilbert Wilson Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 21, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Willie Campbell and Rev. Stephen Harris officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 23 in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be grandsons, nephews, Terry Shanks, and Tommy Markland. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Absher, Tom Orton, and Little Billy Turner. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence or the residence of her sister or brothers. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Greenwell family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles A. Morton

  
Charles Allen Morton, 46, 217 Sciota Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, January 20, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a carpenter at Hermitage Nursing Home. He attended the Free Will Baptist Church.
   Mr. Morton was preceded in death by his father, John Henry Morton and one sister.
   Survivors include his wife, Gail Brumitt Morton; one daughter, Tracy Williams, Johnson City; his mother and step-father, Mary and Bailey Stevens, Hampton; three brothers, Earl Morton, Hickory, N.C.; James Morton and Earnest Morton, both of Vale, N.C.; five sisters, Edna Speagle and Janice Ingle, both of Vale, N.C.; Anita Feathers, Madisonville, Tenn.; Lori Honeycutt, Hampton, and Sue Morton, Elizabethton; one step-brother, Larry Stevens, Elizabethton; one step-sister, Kathy Stevens, Elizabethton; his special MaMaw, Virgie Brumitt; two grandchildren, Allison and Jonathan Williams, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MORTON -- Funeral services for Charles Allen Morton, 46, 217 Sciota Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, January 20, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Feathers and Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2003 in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, will be Keith Honeycutt, Larry Stevens, Billy Hilton, Steve Hargett, Joe Collins, Ronnie Cannon, Rick Miller and Mike Morton. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Brummitt, Jeff Lyons, Tom Blackburn, David Ledford, Rick, Paul Sparks, Bob Ward, and co-workers at Hermitage Nursing Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence or the residence of a sister, Sue Morton, 1234 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

January 21, 2003

Eugene A. Ahlgrim

  
Eugene A. Ahlgrim, 83, 2101 Christian Lane, Apt. 302, Johnson City, died Sunday, January 19, 2003 at his residence.
   Mr. Ahlgrim was a Lowell, Indiana native who had lived in Johnson City since 1975. He was a son of the late Fred and Vera Chapman Ahlgrim.
   He was the retired Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for the Emmanuel School of Religion.
   Mr. Ahlgrim was a U.S. Army Captain and a veteran of World War II.
   Mr. Ahlgrim was an elder of First Christian Church, Chicago; member of First Christian Church, Johnson City, and past President of the Winn-A-Kuple Sunday School Class.
   He was a past volunteer for Hospice, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, and the Milligan College Beautification Project. He was also a past President of the Christian Village Tower Association.
   Mr. Ahlgrim was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle Helene Ernst Ahlgrim, and his second wife, Lucy Graybeal Ahlgrim, and one brother, Paul Ahlgrim.
   Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and James C. Hamilton, Johnson City; Nancy and Fulton Mitchum, Charleston, S.C., and JoAnn and Don Orr, Maryville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Alan and Linda Ahlgrim, Longmont, Colo; two brothers, Donald and Jack Ahlgrim, both of Calif.; special life-long friends, Dr. and Mrs. Fred Thompson, Johnson City. Ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   AHLGRIM -- Funeral services for Eugene A. Ahlgrim, 83, 2101 Christian Lane, Apt. 302, Johnson City, who died Sunday, January 19, 2003 will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2003 from the First Christian Church. Mr. Tim Wallingford, minister, and Dr. Donald Jeanes will officiate. Pallbearers will be David Anglin, Mike Baird, Rev. John Davidson, Doug Theobald, Sam Greer, Frank Jarrett, Jim Carmichael, and Bo Deaton. Honorary pallbearers will be Joel Ahlgrim, Travis Mitchum, Josh Mitchum, and the faculty and staff of the Emmanuel School of Religion. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Emmanuel School of Religion, Ahlgrim Carriage House, 1 Walker Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Earl H. Banner

   Earl H. Banner, 91, 745 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 19, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Banner was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Carson and Lou Grimsley Banner. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Max Banner and Richard Banner, a granddaughter, Dianne Yoldash, a great-grandson, Andrew Yoldash, and by two sisters and two brothers.
   Mr. Banner was self-employed in the saw mill industry and was a member of Shell Creek Christian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Edith Young Banner, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Sallie and Jim Mikhel of Indiana, Barbara and Dallas Campbell of Florida, Dorothy and James Buckles, Elizabethton, and Carrie Banner, Nashville; and two sisters, Carrie Whitehead, Elizabethton, and Alma Arnett, Roan Mountain. Ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   BANNER -- Funeral services for Earl H. Banner, 91, 745 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Gerald Holly and Mr. Henry Reynolds, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, in the Johnson/Roan View Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family members. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Morgan, Larry Proffitt, Dr. James Mahoney and Claude Jones. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Dorothy Buckles, 198 Lovers Lane, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

George Fagan

   George Fagan, 78, 1753 Old Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 19, 2003, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Mr. Fagan was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Robert and Pluma Bare Fagan. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, John Fagan, James Fagan and Woodrow Fagan, and two sisters, Helen Kiser and Margaret Rumley.
   Mr. Fagan worked at North American Rayon Corporation, was an employee of Summers-Taylor Construction Company for 51 years, and also worked for the Carter County Highway Department for two years. He was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Rassie Perry Fagan, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton; a daughter, Brenda Fagan, Bluff City; a stepdaughter, Barbara Carr, Bluff City; a sister, Isabelle Puckett, Elizabethton; two brothers, Harlow Fagan and Tommy Fagan, both of Illinois; three grandchildren, Brian K. Grindstaff and Tracie Waters, both of Elizabethton, and Eric Fagan, Bluff City; and four special friends, John Henson, Jack Perkins and Charlie Lunceford, all of Elizabethton, and Kenny Proffitt, Bluff City.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   FAGAN -- Funeral services for George Fagan, 78, 1753 Old Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of David Arney, organist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, in the New Bethel Cemetery, Piney Flats. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Kiser, Bill Kiser, Larry Kiser, Mike Kiser, Robert Kiser, Frank Chappel, Lonnie Rumley, Howard Rumley, Wayne Rumley, Wade Rumley, Herman Rumley and John Shephard. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the homes of Brenda Fagan or Barbara Carr, 910 Old Elizabethton Highway, Lot 4 and 5, Bluff City, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Christine G. Morrell

  
Christine Guy Morrell, 82, 188 Woodland Heights (Siam Community), Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 19, 2003 at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Ode C. and Dottie Pearl Peters Guy. She was a member of Siam Baptist Church and a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Edgar Morrell, and two sisters, Swannie Williams and Evelyn Walker.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Don E. and Karen Morrell, Morrow, Ga.; grandchildren, Kristina and Eric Clark, Waynesboro, Ga.; Donald and Nicholas Morrell, both of Morrow, Ga.; great grandchildren, Kimberleigh and Brandon Clark, both of Waynesboro, Ga.; sister and spouse, Hope and Bill Bogart, El Paso, Texas; nieces, Kye Weathers, Tampa, Fla.; Terri Brown, Washington, D.C.; nephew, Tony Bogart, Colo. Several great nieces and great 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.
  
   MORRELL -- The funeral service for Christine Guy Morrell, 82, 188 Woodland Heights (Siam Community), Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 19, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. The graveside service will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, 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.

January 20, 2003

Earl H. Banner

  
Mr. Earl H. Banner, 91, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, formerly of 745 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 19, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain.

George Fagan

  
George Fagan, 78, formerly of the Bullock's Hollow Community, died Sunday, January 19, 2003 in the Ivy Hall nursing home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  

Florence E. McQueen

  
Florence Elizabeth McQueen, 82, 200 North East Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 19, 2003 in the Life Care Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Ree H. and Bertha Jenkins McQueen. She was a member of the Biltmore Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Tammy Smith, Hampton; two sisters, Gladys Birchfield, Jonesborough, and Evelyn Lowarence, Elizabethton; one grandson, Lance Corpal David W. Smith, USMC, Annapolis, Md.; one step-grandson, Chad Lunceford, Lynchburg, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MCQUEEN -- Graveside services for Florence Elizabeth McQueen, 82, 200 North East Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 19, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2003 in the Vaughn Cemetery with the Rev. James Archer officiating. Burial will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday will be Steve Lowrance, Bruce Carter, Richard Isaacs, Rick McQueen, Scott McQueen, Kevin Rainbolt, Nigel McQueen, and Martin Meredith. Honorary pallbearers will be James Glover, Kenny Cole, and Dr. Jerry Gastineau. Friends may call any time at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the McQueen family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Christine G. Morrell

  
Christine Guy Morrell, 82, formerly of 188 Woodland Heights, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 19, 2003 in the Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Michael L. Nelson

  
Michael Lynn Nelson, 50, 189 Ollie Collins Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, January 19, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, he was preceded in death by his father, George Nelson. He was retired due to disability from the American Air Filter. He was also preceded in death by an uncle, Tommy Bishop.
   Survivors include two daughters, Michelle Nelson, Elizabethton, and Julie Nelson, of the home; his mother and step-father, JoAnn and Harold Carver, Johnson City; a sister, Cathy Stout, and friend, Terry Grindstaff, Elizabethton; a brother, Richard Nelson, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Dylen Nelson, Alexus Grubbs, and Haley Grubbs; one niece, Meghan Stout; two nephews, Todd Nelson and Travis Nelson. Four uncles, Jim Bishop, Ishmael Bishop, Kenneth Bishop and Harold Bishop also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   NELSON -- Memorial services for Michael Lynn Nelson, 50, 189 Ollie Collins Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, January 19, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Music will be provided by Rev. Phil Poston. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Pierce, Louie Heaton, Harold Matherly, Mike Collins, Nick Williams, Larry Scalf, Mick Mathis, and Clay Stout. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his mother and step-father, JoAnn and Harold Carver, 139 Sunnyview Court, Johnson City. Memorials in memory of Mr. Nelson may be made to the Carter County Humane Society, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644. It was his wish to be cremated. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Nelson family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene H. Sutphin

 
 
Eugene Hubert Sutphin, Jr., 86, of Montezuma, North Carolina, died Saturday, January 18, 2003 in the James A. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   A native of Unicoi County, he was a son of the late Eugene H. and Sarah Jarvis Sutphin, Sr. Mr. Sutphin was a member of the Newland United Methodist Church and was retired from the U.S. Navy with the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
   In addition to his strong loyalty and many activities in the church, he was active with Resort Area Ministries.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Sudderth Sutphin.
   He is survived by his sons, James E. Sutphin, of Newland, N.C.; Timothy Sutphin, of Boone, N.C.; Joseph S. Sutphin, of Gray; sisters, Alma Cates, of Hampton; Edna Taylor, of Elizabethton; Helen Saylor, of Elizabethton; Hazel Hrush, of Coats, N.C., and three grandchildren.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SUTPHIN -- Funeral services for Eugene Sutphin, Jr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2003 from the Newland United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Mike Taylor, Keith Tutterow, and Louis Woodard officiating. Interment will follow in the Montezuma Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Newland United Methodist Church. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

January 19, 2003

Patricia A. Bowery

  
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Patricia Ann Bowery, 65, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at her home.
   Born on May 10, 1937, in Elizabethton, Tenn., Mrs. Bowery was the daughter of the late Clarence and Maggie Frazier Hardin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Dana Layton Bowery Jr., and her brother Pete Hardin and his wife, Jean.
   Survivors include 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, Jennifer Dunlap and her husband, Derek, and Samantha Harris, all of Virginia Beach; four grandsons, Daniel Bowery, Brian Bowery and his wife, Chelise, all of Virginia Beach, and Cole and Cameron Bowery, both of Raleigh, N.C.; godchild Robin Post and her husband, Kevin, Gaithersburg, Md.; two sisters, Kathy Morton and her husband, Jack, and Carol Ragle and her husband, Bill, all of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and two sisters-in-law, Kathryn "Sis" Nodhturft, Pensacola, Fla., and Patricia Church and her husband, Gene, Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Kellum Funeral Home, 3795 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach, Va., (757) 340-1717, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOWERY -- Due to the weather, graveside services for Patricia Ann Bowery, 65, who died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, are canceled until a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Morton, Bill Isaacs, Billy Isaacs Jr., Ernie "Scrap" O'Rourke, Ray Harris and Nick Lindner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Patricia's name to Comfort Care Home Health (Hospice Organization), 667 Kingsborough Square, Suite 201, Chesapeake, VA 23320, or The American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23513. Kellum Funeral Home, 3795 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach, Va., (757) 340-1717, is in charge of arrangements.

 Felma W. Jones


 
Mrs. Felma W. Jones, 78, 128 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Collins, Ga., Mrs. Jones had lived with her granddaughter, Melinda Ann Carden, since 1990. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Howard Jones, in 1986.
   She was a member of the Black Creek Baptist Church, Ellabell, Ga.
   Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Ann Shuman, Johnson City; two sons, Perry Jerry Jones and James Toral Jones, both of Georgia; her twin sister, Velma Palsey, Thomston, Ga.; and seven grandchildren.
   The body will be cremated and no services are planned.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mae Little

  
Mrs. Mae Little, 92, 607 Stanley Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn., formerly of 115 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., died suddenly Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at her residence.
   A Smyth County, Va., native, Mrs. Little had resided in Carter County, Tenn., most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Ellis and Rose Holloway Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Abraham Little, in 1970, two brothers, Karl Davis and Homer Davis, and one sister, Pearl Morris.
   She was a member of Brick Christian Church, Watauga, Tenn., and Sycamore Chapter No. 163, Order of the Eastern Star, Elizabethton, Tenn. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include one sister, Goldie Ruth Mottern, Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, Tenn.; a great-nephew, Mark D. Davis, with whom she made her home; a special nephew, Carroll Lee Mottern; and a special great-niece, Vickie Colbaugh, both of Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   LITTLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Little, 92, 607 Stanley Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn., who died Friday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, with Mr. Jess Campbell, minister, officiating. A service will be conducted by the Sycamore Chapter No. 163, Order of the Eastern Star following the funeral service in the chapel. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, in the Crown Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be all of the nephews and great-nephews. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at the funeral home, or at the residence of her great-nephew, Mark D. Davis, 607 Stanley Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn., at any time. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the East Tennessee Christian Home, 517 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Mary P. Oliver

  
Mrs. Mary Propst Oliver, 91, of Asbury Center, Johnson City, where she had made her home for the past seven years, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in Asbury Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Oliver was a daughter of the late J. Calvin and Bessie Slonaker Propst. She was a former resident of the Telford community. She had been a caregiver for many families in the Telford community for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Oliver in 1979 and by an infant brother.
   Mrs. Oliver was a former saleslady with several department stores in old downtown Johnson City. She was a graduate of Washington College in the class of 1932. Mrs. Oliver was a member of the Telford United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the D.I. Boshears Memorial Sunday School Class. She also taught Sunday school in the youth department of the church for several years.
   Survivors include several cousins, nieces and nephews-in-law, and by her caregivers, Christine Eller, Elizabethton, Jane Crawford, Gray, and "Tiny" Hartman, Johnson City.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   OLIVER -- A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Mary Propst Oliver, 91, Asbury Center, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, in the Telford United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Revs. Kenneth Lytton and Kenneth Newman officiating. Interment will follow in the Telford United Methodist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Joe Slonaker, Dallas Hill, Lynn Deakins, David Boshears, Mark Boshears, W.A. Maloney, Jack Maloney, Johnny Crawford and "Tiny" Hartman. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of first and second floors of Asbury Center. The body will be taken to the Telford United Methodist Church at 12:30 p.m. Monday for the visitation. The family will receive friends in the Telford United Methodist Church from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday prior to the graveside service. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Telford United Methodist Church, C/O Virginia Campbell, 1167 Creasy Creek Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659, or the Telford United Methodist Church Cemetery, C/O Forrest Maloney, P.O. Box 2, Telford, TN 37690. 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. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy

Eva O. Proffitt

Mrs. Eva Oliver Proffitt, 79, 710 E. 2nd Street (Courtyard Apartments), Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, Mrs. Proffitt was a Carter County native and a daughter of the late James M. and Cassie Grindstaff Oliver. She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.
   Mrs. Proffitt was a retired employee of Mor-Flo Industries, Johnson City. She was a member of New Testament Baptist Church.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Wayne O'Dell, Jonesborough; three sons and two-daugthers-in-law, Edwin and Linda Proffitt and Dwight and Regina Proffitt, all of Elizabethton, and James L. Proffitt and special friend Cathy Lewis, Johnson City; one sister, Ruby Oliver, Elizabethton; one brother and sister-in-law, Louie and Shelby Oliver, Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Oliver, Elizabethton; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   PROFFITT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Oliver Proffitt, 79, 710 E. 2nd Street (Courtyard Apartments), Elizabethton, who died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Bill Allison officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Ensor Cemetery with Pastor Dale Greenwell officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday, will be Daniel Proffitt, Thomas Proffitt, Robbie Stanley, David Proffitt, Leonard Proffitt and Dawson O'Dell. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Nidiffer, Eugene Nidiffer and Benson Estep. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Edwin and Linda Proffitt, 325 W. Doe Avenue, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenn O. Ramsey

   Glenn O. Ramsey, 84, Piney Flats, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in the Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City, after an extended illness.
   Mr. Ramsey was a lifelong Sullivan County resident and a son of the late Irby and Bertha Rhea Ramsey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ruth D. Ramsey, in 1993, and a son, Robert "Bob" F. Ramsey, and a sister, Mary Ramsey.
   Mr. Ramsey served in the Air Force during World War II. He was a retired salesman for Bluff City Mills. He was a member of New Bethel Presbyterian Church, where he served an as elder and taught the men's Sunday school class.
   Survivors include his son, Phillip G. Ramsey, Zebulon, N.C.; a daughter, Barbara D. Long, Elizabethton; two sisters, Clara Rapp, Pennsylvania, and Irene Ramsey, Blountville; a brother, Lynn Ramsey, Blountville; seven grandchildren, Mieka Vanoy, Alabama; Chad Ramsey, Knoxville; Kendra Walker, Phillip Ramsey, Kayla Long, Andrew Long, all of Elizabethton; Jennifer Adams, Maggie Valley, N.C.; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   RAMSEY -- Funeral services for Glenn O. Ramsey, 84, Piney Flats, who died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Dr. Andrew Spence and the Rev. Richard Estep will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Those attending this service are invited to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phillip Ramsey, Chad Ramsey, George Hughes, Ron Ramsey, Ben Vanoy, Johnny Smith, Bill Smith and Tim Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Ramsey, Mark Hodges, the men of New Bethel Presbyterian Church and Dr. Clarence Spannuth. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the National Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, TN 37617. The family extends special thanks for all the loving and caring medical attention given to our dad by Johnson City Renal Dialysis Center nurses, Johnson City Medical Center 5th and 2nd floor nurses, and the Lakebridge Nursing Center nurses. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen P. Taunton

  
Mrs. Helen Perry Taunton, 82, 119 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 16, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Avery County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Walter Andes, Sr. and Elizabeth Potter Andes.
   She had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was retired from Quick Cleaners and formerly worked at several restaurants in Elizabethton.
   She attended the Church of the Living Savior.
   She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Charles Andes; two sisters, Flora Slagle and Juanita Carroll, and two great grandchildren, Morley Skeens and Scotty Perry.
   Survivors include her husband, Larry M. Taunton; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Eastes, Lafayette, La., and Sonja Perkins, Johnson City; four sons, Roy, Clarence, Jerry and Terry Perry, all of Elizabethton; two step-daughters, Laurale Hopkins, Salem, Ore., and April Ball, Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and six step-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAUNTON -- Funeral services for Helen Perry Taunton, 82, 119 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 16, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2003, in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2003 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Harold E. Bahlon officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday will be Michael Perry, Scott Perry, Pat Perry, Dale Bowling, Terry Perry, Jr., and Jody Hoover. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Sheryl Pack, Tommy Perkins, John Eastes, David Brown, Dale Bowling, Sr., Benny Buck, and John Froggett. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence or the residences of any of the children. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

January 17, 2003

Patricia A. Bowery

   VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Patricia Ann Bowery, 65, died Monday, January 13, 2003, at her home.
   Mrs. Bowery was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and had resided in the Tidewater area for 32 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Dana Layton Bowery Jr.
   Survivors include 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, Jennifer Dunlap and her husband, Derek, and Samantha Harris, all of Virginia Beach; four grandsons, Daniel Bowery, Brian Bowery and his wife, Chelise, all of Virginia Beach, and Cole and Cameron Bowery, both of Raleigh, N.C.; godchild Robin Post and her husband, Kevin, Gaithersburg, Md.; two sisters, Kathy Morton and her husband, Jack, and Carol Ragle and her husband, Bill, all of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and two sisters-in-law, Kathryn "Sis" Nodhturft, Pensacola, Fla., and Patricia Church and her husband, Gene, Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Kellum Funeral Home, 3795 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach, Va., (757) 340-1717, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOWERY -- Graveside services and interment for Patricia Ann Bowery, 65, of Virginia Beach, Va., who died Monday, January 13, 2003, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Joseph Manis officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Morton, Bill Isaacs, Billy Isaacs Jr., Ernie "Scrap" O'Rourke, Ray Harris and Nick Lindner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Patricia's name to Comfort Care Home Health (Hospice Organization), 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.

Glenn H. Collins

  
Glenn Harley Collins, 88, 413 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Mr. Collins was a native of Jefferson County and a son of the late Ira and Retta Pack Collins. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rose Ellen Morris Collins, in 1991.
   Mr. Collins had lived a number of years in Carter County and was a retired construction worker and farmer. He was a member of the MM Martin Masonic Lodge #547, The Scottish Rite and Jericho Shrine Temple. He was a veteran of the United States Marines, serving during World War II, and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a stepdaughter, Helen Rash; a sister, Norma Ford, Morristown; and a brother, William "Bill" Collins, Kalamazoo, Mich. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COLLINS -- Graveside services for Glenn Harley Collins, 88, 413 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 17, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with a VA chaplain officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Orville Harvey, Carl Lindsey Rash, Carl Lindsey Rash III, Terry S. Montgomery, Guy Horne, Howard Ensor, his church family and friends. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by the MM Martin Masonic Lodge #547. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Collins to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644, or to the Shriners Children's Hospital. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Collins Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Goldie Stanley

  
Goldie Stanley, 82, 183 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
   She was a native of Carter County and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Lula Barnett Holtsclaw.
   She was a retired co-owner of Stanley Grocery, Roan Mountain.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Stanley, September 25, 1991, and one brother, Lawrence Holtsclaw.
   Survivors include one adopted daughter, Ada Gobble, Elizabethton; two step sons, George Stanley and Freddie Stanley, both of Calif.; one brother, C.V. Holtsclaw, Elizabethton; one step daughter, Joann Forbes, Calif.; two grandchildren, P.J. Gobble and Shyanne Gobble, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Patricia Presnell, Roan Mountain, 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.
  
   STANLEY -- The funeral service for Goldie Stanley, 82, 183 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, January 15, 2003 will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Randy English officiating. The graveside service and interment will be held Monday, January 20, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Johnson Roanview Cemetery, Roan Mountain. 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 10:55 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, or friends may call at the residence of adopted daughter, Ada Gobble, 612 Maple Street, Elizabethton, any time. Words of condolence may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen P. Taunton

  
Mrs. Helen Perry Taunton, 82, 119 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 16, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Avery County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Walter Andes, Sr. and Elizabeth Potter Andes.
   She had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. She was retired from Quick Cleaners and formerly worked at several restaurants in Elizabethton.
   She attended the Church of the Living Savior.
   She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Charles Andes; two sisters, Flora Slagle and Juanita Carroll, and two great grandchildren, Morley Skeens and Scotty Perry.
   Survivors include her husband, Larry M. Taunton; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Eastes, Lafayette, La., and Sonja Perkins, Johnson City; four sons, Roy, Clarence, Jerry and Terry Perry, all of Elizabethton; two step-daughters, Laurale Hopkins, Salem, Ore., and April Ball, Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, and six step-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAUNTON -- Funeral services for Helen Perry Taunton, 82, 119 Fitzsimmons Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 16, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2003 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Harold E. Bahlon officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday will be Michael Perry, Scott Perry, Pat Perry, Dale Bowling, Terry Perry, Jr., and Jody Hoover. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Sheryl Pack, Tommy Perkins, John Eastes, David Brown, Dale Bowling, Sr., Benny Buck, and John Froggett. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence or the residences of any of the children. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

January 16, 2003

Patricia A. Bowery

   VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Patricia Ann Bowery, 65, died Monday, January 13, 2003, at her home.
   Mrs. Bowery was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and had resided in the Tidewater area for 32 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Dana Layton Bowery Jr.
   Survivors include 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, Jennifer Dunlap and her husband, Derek, and Samantha Harris, all of Virginia Beach; four grandsons, Daniel Bowery, Brian Bowery and his wife, Chelise, all of Virginia Beach, and Cole and Cameron Bowery, both of Raleigh, N.C.; godchild Robin Post and her husband, Kevin, Gaithersburg, Md.; two sisters, Kathy Morton and her husband, Jack, and Carol Ragle and her husband, Bill, all of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and two sisters-in-law, Kathryn "Sis" Nodhturft, Pensacola, Fla., and Patricia Church and her husband, Gene, Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Kellum Funeral Home, 3795 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach, Va., (757) 340-1717, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOWERY -- Graveside services and interment for Patricia Ann Bowery, 65, of Virginia Beach, Va., who died Monday, January 13, 2003, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, at Caldwell Springs Cemetery, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Joseph Manis officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Morton, Bill Isaacs, Billy Isaacs Jr., Ernie "Scrap" O'Rourke, Ray Harris and Nick Lindner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Patricia's name to Comfort Care Home Health (Hospice Organization), 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.

Glenn H. Collins

  
Glenn Harley Collins, 88, 413 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003 in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.
   A native of Jefferson County, Tenn., he was a son of the late Ira and Retta Pack Collins. He had lived a number of years in Carter County. He was a retired construction worker and farmer.
   Mr. Collins was a member of the MM Martin Masonic Lodge #547, The Scottish Rite, and Jericho Shrine Temple. He was a veteran of the United States Marines, serving during World War II.
   He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
   Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Ellen Morris Collins in 1991.
   Survivors include a step-daughter, Helen Rash; a sister, Norma Ford, Morristown, Tenn., and a brother, William "Bill" Collins, Kalamazoo, Mich. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COLLINS -- Graveside services for Glenn Harley Collins, 88, 413 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2003 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with a V.A. chaplain officiating. Burial will follow the service. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by MM Martin Masonic Lodge #547. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Collins to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644, or the Shriners Childrens Hospital. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Collins family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Clara Bo Gardner

   Clara Bo Winters Gardner, 73, 1035 Smith Branch Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Gardner was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Joe and Beulah Winters Brown. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ben Winters, her second husband, Conley Gardner, a sister, Bertha Birchfield, and a brother, Graham Brown.
   Mrs. Gardner was a member of Sugar Hollow Free Will Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny B. and Betty Jean Winters, of the home, and Joe L. and Betty Winters, Roan Mountain; a daughter, Dorothy Sue Riddle, Yancey County, N.C.; two sisters, Shirley Kendall, Washington, D.C., and Frances Waters, Johnson City; two brothers, Joseph Brown Jr., Elizabethton, and Robert Brown, Covington, La.; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special neighbors, Carl and Anna Lou Smith, Roan Mountain; special friends, Karen Birchfield, Elk Park, N.C., and Bard and Edna Benfield, Newland, N.C., and special nurses, Doug Calhoun, Hampton, and Margaret Powell, Elizabethton.
   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
  
   GARDNER -- Funeral services for Clara Bo Winters Gardner, 73, 1035 Smith Branch Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 16, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Buck Watson and the Rev. Jack Ollis officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bard and Edna Benfield and Karen Birchfield. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 17, at Brown Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Winters, Larry Riddle, Tim Hilmon, Graylon Webb, Gary Graham and Wayne Erwin. Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. McKinney, Bard Benfield, Tommy Brown and Greg Brown. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at her residence, 1035 Smith Branch Road, Roan Mountain. 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.

Joseph R. Joyce, Jr.

  
Joseph Robert Joyce, Jr., 76, 3080 Woodthrush Drive, Memphis, Tenn., died Tuesday, January 14, 2003 in the Methodist North Hospital, Memphis.
   A native of Virginia, he was a son of the late Joseph Robert Joyce, Sr. and Grace Price Joyce. He had lived a number of years in North Carolina before moving to Memphis.
   He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Joyce retired from the Finance Department of Kimberly-Clark.
   He served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II, having served in the United States Army.
   He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a brother.
   Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Cardwell Joyce; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth "Beth" and Tim Fisher, Knoxville; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Martin and Barbara Joyce, Memphis; four sisters, Nancy Dunlap, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Nell Calloway, Kinston, N.C.; Brenda Allen, Virginia Beach, Va., and Rejane Goode, Kannapolis, N.C.; two brothers, Sanford Joyce, Virginia Beach, Va.; Virginia and Douglas Joyce, Stoneville, N.C., and one grandson, Allen Joyce, Memphis. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JOYCE --Funeral services for Joseph Robert Joyce, Jr., 76, 3080 Woodthrush Drive, Memphis, who died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Friday, will be Tim Fisher, Harold Lingerfelt, Paul Pless, Will Henry Cardwell, Sam Shipley, and Eston Treadway. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Condolences to the Joyce family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Syble M. Laws

   BIG STONE GAP, Va. -- Syble Mae Laws, 90, of the Wildcat Valley, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at her home.
   Mrs. Laws was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Laws Sr., her parents, two sisters and three brothers.
   Mrs. Laws was a member of Jasper Central Baptist Church and also attended Robinette Chapel Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Talbott, Big Stone Gap; a son and daughter-in-law, John D. Jr. and Sue Laws, Big Stone Gap; and a sister and brother-in-law, Beatrice and Edward Flanary, Big Stone Gap. Eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Holding Funeral Home, 17 East Third Street, Big Stone Gap, Va., (276) 523-1470, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LAWS -- Funeral services for Syble Mae Laws, 90, of the Wildcat Valley, Big Stone Gap, Va., who died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 17, at Jasper Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Thomas and the Rev. Don Childress officiating. Mrs. Laws will be taken to the church one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be at Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, January 16, at Holding Funeral Home. Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Goldie Stanley

   Mrs. Goldie Stanley, 82, 183 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   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