February 14, 2003

Gladys Blankenship

  
Gladys Blankenship, 84, 410 West G Street, Elizabethton, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, died Thursday, February 13, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Saint Charles, Va., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah Stewart Wells. She was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Blankenship; three sisters, and two brothers.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, William "Bill" and Anna Burkhart, Elizabethton; Walter G. and Jo Burkhart, Lawrenceville, Ga.; three grandsons; one granddaughter; 10 great grandchildren; and three brothers, Jack Toomey, of Ind.; Bill Toomey, Ind., and Ralph Toomey, Saint Charles, Va.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   BLANKENSHIP -- The funeral service for Gladys Blankenship, 84, 410 West G Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 13, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating. Music will be under the direction of Eddie Dean Palmer, and C.J. and Ginny Blackwell. The graveside service and interment will be held Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kenny Burkhart, Tommy Burkhart, Cord Burkhart, Johny Burleson, Jonny Michael Burleson, and Rick Burleson. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or friends may call the residence 410 West G Street, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Blankenship to American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, 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.

Jacqueline Greene

   Jacqueline "Jackie" Greene, 60, 604 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 13, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Ms. Greene was a native of Hamtramck, Mich., and had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Irene Nozek Abramowicz and was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Greene.
   Ms. Greene was of the Catholic faith and was an employee of Elizabethton Housing Agency. She was an East Tennessee State University graduate.
   Survivors include a daughter, Renee Greene, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth Greene II and Nicole Greene, Greeneville, and John Greene, of the home; a sister, Geraldine Ward, of Michigan; and four grandchildren, Natasha Greene, Nicole Greene and Marybeth Greene, all of the home, and Ashley Turner, Greeneville. 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

Arlie Hamilton

  
Arlie Hamilton, 84, 519 Sabine Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 13, 2003 in Elizabethton.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Oscar Woodards

  
Oscar Woodards, 79, Life Care Center, Elizabethton, died there Thursday, February 13, 2003.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 13, 2003

Carl E. Baumgardner

   Carl E. Baumgardner, 77, formerly of 1905 Aspen Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 9, 2003, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Mr. Baumgardner was a native of Carter County and the son of the late B.J. and Easter Hicks Baumgardner.
   Mr. Baumgardner was self-employed in the construction industry. He was a member of East Side Christian Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
   Survivors include his wife, Ira Lena Campbell Baumgardner, Elizabethton; two daughters, Sandy Mallory, Mt. Juliet, and Carole Hazelwood, Hampton; a sister, Manilla Oliver, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Jeanne Mallory, Nashville; and a grandson, Chris Hazelwood, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   BAUMGARDNER -- The graveside service for Carl E. Baumgardner, 77, formerly of 1905 Aspen Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 9, 2003, was conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers were selected from family and friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. A special "thank you" to the Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, was in charge of arrangements.

Dimey L. Hughes

   Dimey Ledford Hughes, 80, Greystone Nursing Home, Blountville, formerly of Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, February 12, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Hughes was a native of Burnsville, N.C., and the daughter of the late Amos and Naomi Edwards Ledford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orville B. Hughes, a son, Wayne Hughes, a daughter, Ruby Holder, and an infant daughter, Elizabeth Hughes.
   Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a son, Milburn Hughes, Blountville, and three daughters, Bonnie Louise Heaton, Johnson City, Pearl Caples, Westminster, Md., and Lucy Helmick, Roan Mountain. Twenty-eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   HUGHES -- Funeral services for Dimey Ledford Hughes, 80, Greystone Nursing Home, Blountville, formerly of Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, February 12, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 14, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Randy English officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gayle English, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 15, at Roberts Cemetery, Cove Creek Community, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Chad Heaton, Shannon Hoilman, Michael Isaacs, Greg White, Derrick Guinn and Norman Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Garland, Clarence Barnett, Buck Freeman and Farrell Hughes. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Lucy Helmick, 106 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. 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.

February 12, 2003

Diane Morris

  
Miss Diane Morris, 45, 1109 Berry Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 10, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Nannie Bowers Morris, Elizabethton, and the late Elbert "Mack" Morris, who died August 3, 1995.
   She was a former employee of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1975 and was a graduate of Steed College.
   She was serving in her second term as a City Councilwoman for the city of Elizabethton. She was the youngest member of the City Council when elected to her first term in 1998. She had served as a Council Representative on the Animal Control Board, the Elizabethton Electric System Board of Directors, and the Economic Development Commission. She was a member of the Elizabethton Women's Club, the Elizabethton Library Board, the Carter County Rescue Squad Board of Directors, and the Carter County Board of Health. She was involved with the American Cancer Society, where she served as Chairperson of the "Relay for Life" for two years. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
   In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Leon Morris, and grandparents, Virginia Mottern, Clint Bowers, and Hugh Mottern.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one nephew, Craig Morris, and his friend, Tammy Garland, both of Elizabethton; one niece, Crystal Ann Morris, Elizabethton, and a special friend, Dick Peters, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   MORRIS -- The funeral service for Miss Diane Morris, 45, of 1109 Berry Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 10, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Burleson and Rev. Ray Stockton officiating. Music will be under the direction of the group, No Name But His. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2003 at the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Royston, Roger Hardin, Jerry Paul Lyons, Dennis Couch, Kenneth Calloway, and Terry Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Elizabethton City Council, the Elizabethton Police Department, Carter County Sheriff's Department, Max Williams, members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, Charlie McQueen, Stephen Dockery, Ralph Cole, Haynes Elliott, and Joshua Miller. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Thurssday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the home of her mother, Nannie Morris, 1016 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the "Relay for Life", American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of Johnson City Medical Center, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

February 11, 2003

Carl E. Baumgardner

  
Mr. Carl E. Baumgardner, 77, formerly of 1905 Aspen Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 9, 2003 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late B.J. and Easter Hicks Baumgardner. He was self-employed in the construction industry and was a member of East Side Christian Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
   Survivors include his wife, Ira Lena Campbell Baumgardner, Elizabethton; two daughters, Sandy Mallory, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Carole Hazelwood, Hampton; one sister, Manilla Oliver, Elizabethton; one grand daughter, Jeanne Mallory, Nashville, and one grandson, Chris Hazelwood, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Isaac C. Booher

  
Isaac Cleavon Booher, 61, of 301 Highlands Street, Bristol, Tenn., died Sunday, February 9, 2003 at his residence.
   Mr. Booher was a native and life long resident of the Bristol area. He was the son of the late Monroe Wilson and Gewerley Virginia Rust Booher and was the owner of Action Auto Sales and a veteran of the Tennessee National Guard.
   He was a member of the American Legion Post #145. He was of the Baptist faith.
   He was preceded in death by three sisters, Avalene McNamara, Cleo Hicks, and Gladys Frye.
   Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara Booher; one son, Randy Cleavon Booher, of Bristol, Tenn.; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandy (Booher) and Richard Hogg, of Fayetteville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Kyle Isaac Booher, Rachel Jean Booher, Savanna Brooke Hogg, and Colton Richard Hogg; one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Ronnie Ealcy, of Bristol, Tenn. Also surviving are two half sisters and one half brother, Brent Booher.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locus Street, Bristol, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BOOHER -- Funeral services for Isaac Cleavon Booher, 61, of 301 Highlands Street, Bristol, Tenn., who died Sunday, February 9, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2003 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Grubb officiating. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. Military funeral rites will be conducted by the Patton Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Jeff Nelson, Jimmy Nelson, Tadd Harmon, Randy Sims, Allen Frye, Ronald Ealey, Jr., Allen Frye Jr., and Steve Lovelace. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Garrett, Bobby Dean, Charles Bare, Clayton Puckett, Danny Warden, Darryl Hartline, Doug Robinette, Gary Morton, Jack Blevins, Jack Snader, Jack Worley, James Riffey, Jim Reynolds, Jimmy Hartline, Kevin Smith, Richard Hogg, Rinnie Ealey, Wayne Hartline, Willie Fleenor, Zane Morton, and the members of the American Legion Post #145. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2003 in the Weaver Funeral Home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at www.Weaverfuneralhome.net. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locus Street, Bristol, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.

Diane Morris

  
Miss Diane Morris, 45, 1109 Berry Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 10, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Stella See

  
Stella Ann Parkins See, 86, 1714 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 9, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Runa, W.Va., she had also lived in Terra Alta, W.Va. and Valley Bend, W.Va. and had lived in Elizabethton since 1986.
   She was the daughter of the late James Samuel Ervin and Maggie May Reynolds Parkins. She attended Sue Bennett College and received her LPN degree from Davis Memorial Hospital in 1969. She was a retired LPN at Hopemont Hospital in Terra Alta, W.Va.
   She was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. She was a former Girl Scout leader, and a former Sunday School teacher. She was of the Methodist faith.
   She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert E. Parkins, Ervin J. Parkins, and Martin L. Parkins; one sister, Susan Parkins; an infant sister, Carol Jean Parkins; a great granddaughter, Chelsea Rae Wood, and a nephew, Martin L. Parkins.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Barrett Swecker, Elizabethton; Margaret L. "Peggy" and Edwin Rowold, Chesterfield, Mo.; six grandchildren, C. Ann Wood, Elizabethton; Daniel B. Swecker and his wife, Teresa Swecker, Westminster, Colo.; Laura C. Swecker and Stephen A. Swecker, both of Elizabethton; Kara N. Shinn, Lawrence, Kan., and Caitlin J. Shinn, Chesterfield, Mo; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and John Birt, Boynton Beach, Fla.; four great grandchildren, Jackson B. Wood and Savannah R. Wood, both of Elizabethton, and Johnathon B. Swecker and Cassidy N. Swecker, both of Westminster, Colo.; four nephews, Marvin Parkins, Worcester, Mass.; James Parkins, Sellersburg, Ind.; Greg Parkins, Manassas Park, Va., and Robert Parkins, of N.C.; eight nieces, Barbara Ewing, of Rome, Ohio; Sherry Gensel, Reading, Penn.; Kathy Hahn, Blacksburg, Va.; Lorraine Wall, Louisville, Ky.; Jeanette Hood, Sellersburg, Ind.; Kathleen Hale, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Caroline Parkins, Fla., and Patricia Parkins, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Rose Parkins, Raleigh, N.C., and Margaret Parkins, Sellersburg, Ind. Several great nieces and great nephews and a great great niece also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   SEE -- The funeral service for Stella Ann Parkins See, 86, of 1714 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 9, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2003 in the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Military honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post 2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry White, Earl Rock, and Dallas Pierce. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the residence, 1714 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimers Association, Northeast Tenn. Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Leonard C. Townsend, Jr.

  
Mr. Leonard C. "Lenny" Townsend, Jr., 48, 146 Borderview Avenue, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 9, 2003 at his residence.
   A native of Key West, Fla., he had resided in Elizabethton since 1990. He was the son of the late Leonard Claude and Jeannine Reeves Townsend, Sr. He was a former employee in the Maintenance Department of Harris-Tarkett, Johnson City, and attended West Side Christian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Sharon Galvin Townsend, of the home; four sons, Joshua Jackson, David Maynard, Justin Townsend, and Bryan Townsend, all of the home; one sister, Mary Jeannine Pinheiro, Norcoe, Calif., and one brother-in-law, Steve Galvin, Anaheim, Calif. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   TOWNSEND -- Funeral services for Mr. Leonard C. "Lenny" Townsend, Jr., 48, of 146 Borderview Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 9, 2003, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Greg Key and Mr. Sam Vaughn, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Jason Thompson. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at the Combs Cemetery, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Joshua Jackson, David Maynard, Justin Townsend, Bryan Townsend, Greg Lyons, Jimmy Hamilton, Tilford Oliver, and Jeremy Hodge. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Galvin and Al Pinheiro. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2003 to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the residence, 146 Borderview Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Chime Fund, West Side Christian Church, 1307 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

February 10, 2003

Carl Baumgardner

  
Mr. Carl Baumgardner, 76, formerly of 1905 Aspen Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 9, 2003 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Iva J. Hyder

  
Iva Jean Hyder, 65, 1324 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, Mrs. Hyder was a daughter of the late Elisha Powell, Sr., and Hildred Rosenbaum Powell Turner. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Carl Turner, and by a sister, Betty Stevens.
   Mrs. Hyder was a housewife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Glen Hyder; a daughter and her fiance, Tina Hyder, of the home, and Roger Galloway, Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gregory Hyder, and John M. and Tammy Hyder, all of Elizabethton, and Eric and Brenda Hyder, Limestone; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Bill Rasmussen, Kingsport, Barbara and Bill Fraley, Linda and Michael Lynson Garland, Cleo and Sam Hicks and Phyllis and Glen Crain, all of Elizabethton; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Jody Powell, Larry and Patricia Powell, Randy and Kay Powell, Elisha Powell, Jr. and Anecia Powell and Timmy and Jo Powell, all of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Zachary and Luke Hyder; and many loved ones and special friends.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   HYDER -- Funeral services for Iva Jean Hyder, 65, 1324 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with Mr. John Brookshire and the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, will be Ross Potter, M.E. Fair, Allen Thomason, John Brookshire, Berlaski Bowers, Darrell Marlow, Jerry Warner and Butch Snead. Honorary pallbearers will be Ikis Nave, Woody Crowder, Jim Johnson, Wayne Hilton, Frank Stanley, Earl Frazier, Kenny Treadway, and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Hyder family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Pierce E. Miller

  
Pierce Eugene Miller, 73, of 2611 Louise Street, Johnson City, died Sunday, February 9, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   He was a native of Carter County and had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was a son of the late Gurney and Nell Richardson Miller.
   Mr. Miller served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He had worked as a truck driver for Bawgus Paving Company.
   Mr. Miller was of the Holiness faith and a member of the Church of God.
   He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jonah Eugene Honeycutt; three brothers, Carl Miller, Dean Miller, Dale Miller, and by a sister, Gail Miller.
   Survivors include his wife, Evelene Miller; four sons, Danny Miller and Charles Miller, both of Johnson City; Greg Miller, Unicoi, and Pierce Lynn Miller, Camden, S.C.; four daughters, Judy Emmert, Elizabethton; Tina Kelly and Loura Honeycutt, both of Johnson City, and Rita Trivett, Camden, S.C.; one brother, Mike Miller, Elizabethton; two sisters, Ruth O'Quinn and Frances Green, both of Elizabethton; 16 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MILLER -- Funeral services for Pierce E. Miller, 73, of 2611 Louise Street, Johnson City, who died Sunday, February 9, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2003 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Pastor Rick Chapman and Pastor John Garrett will officiate. Burial will follow in the Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from friends and family members. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Stella See

  
Mrs. Stella Ann Parkins See, 86, of 1714 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 9, 2003 at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Leonard C. Townsend, Jr.

  
Mr. Leonard Claude Townsend, Jr., 48, of 146 Borderview Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 9, 2003 at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

February 9, 2003

J.D. Ashley

   J.D. Ashley, 63, formerly of 1416 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, in Hillview Nursing Center.
   A native of Carter County, Mr. Ashley was the son of the late Dean and Tiny Fenner Ashley.
   Mr. Ashley was a retired security guard. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Survivors include his wife Shirley Ashley, Elizabethton, one son, Stacey Ashley, Elizabethton; one daughter, Tracey Deloach, Johnson City; two step-sons, Ricky Deloach, Elizabethton, and Richard Deloach, Elizabethton; two step-daughters, Roxie Cart, Johnson City, and Kay Campbell, Elizabethton; 14 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Paul Ashley, Elizabethton; one sister, Judy Cable, Nashville, Tenn.; a special aunt, Nell Fletcher, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   ASHLEY -- Funeral services for J.D. Ashley, 63, formerly of 1416 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the residence of a step-son, Ricky Deloach, 132 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. 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

Nola T. Cole

   Mrs. Nola Taylor Cole, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Cole was a lifelong resident of Elizabethton and Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Dave and Addie Estep Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville "Bay" Cole, in 1964; two sisters, Sally Segraves and Evelyn Varano; and seven brothers, Elmer, Jessie, Don, Worley, Selmer, Ernest and Asa Taylor.
   Mrs. Cole was formerly employed at the Bemberg Corp., and retired from the Veterans Administration in Johnson City. She was of the Baptist faith and formerly attended First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda and Fred W. Fisher, Bristol, Va., and Carol "Penny" Cole Woodard, Kingsport; one sister, Ann Maines, Johnson City; three grandchildren, Jenny Fisher Telwar and her husband, A.B. Telwar, Nashville, Kelly Fisher, Bristol, Va., and Jerry Woodard, Kingsport; two great-grandchildren, Kelemet and Mattox Telwar; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   COLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nola T. Cole, 81, Johnson City, who passed away Thursday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday Feb. 9, 2003, in Memorial Funeral Chapel in Elizabethton with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. Private Family Graveside Services will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers will be Jerry Woodard, Jason Cox, Todd Freeman, and Scott Starnes. She touched the lives of many who remember her generous spirit and her joy for living. Many thanks goes to all her friends in Johnson City and her special neighbors and friends at Woodland Place Apts. Much appreciation for the care and concern goes to the staff of the Johnson City Medical Center. She had a special cat, Kitty. Flowers will be accepted or Memorials may be made to the Washington County Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Condolences to the Cole family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph L. Grubb

   Joseph Lee Grubb, 94, 386 Nave Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, iin the Hillview Health Center.
   A native of Carter County, Mr. Grubb was a retired farmer. He attended the Free Will Baptist church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Norma Jean Johnson, Elizabethton, and Annette Grubb, Port Orange, Fla.; one son, Bobby Grubb, Elizabethton; and 10 grandchildren.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   GRUBB -- Funeral services for Joseph Lee Grubb, 94, 386 Nave Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John C. Piercy

   Mr. John Carrick Piercy, 90, 2937 Zane Whitson Drive, Unicoi, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Piercy lived most of his life in Unicoi County and was a son of the late Herbert and Hattie Bailey Piercy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Leata Glee Piercy on December 18, 2002, six half sisters, Belle Piercy, Pansy Piercy, Emeline Piercy, Mary Piercy, Zettie Piercy and Thelma Piercy and six half brothers, Charles Piercy, Bernie Piercy, Claude Piercy, Robert Piercy, Isaac B. Piercy and Guy Piercy.
   Mr. Piercy retired from Beaunit Textile Mills, Elizabethton, after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp and the Unicoi Masonic Lodge No. 681 F&AM. He was a member of Unicoi United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Bill Wilson, Johnson City, and Libby Laurice and Richard Marcus, Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Joel C. and Mrs. Shirley Piercy, Johnson City, and Douglas D. and Robbie Piercy, Erwin; a half-sister, Doris Piercy-Robinson, Asheville, N.C.; half brothers and sisters-in-law, Herbert Piercy, Jr. and Eddie Lynn and Beth Piercy, all of Johnson City, and Robert Hartsell and Norma Piercy, Asheville, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Kim Fortner, Tami Snow, Teresa Piercy, Lora Piercy, Lisa Mellard, John Piercy, Nicky Killen; seven great-grandchildren, Melanie Dodd, Erin Fortner, Caitlin Fortner, Anthony Lyninger, Cole Killen, Lauren Killen, and Jacob Piercy; and several nieces and nephews.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, 743-1381 or 928-4595, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   PIERCY -- Funeral services for Mr. John Carrick Piercy, 90, 2937 Zane Whitson Drive, Unicoi, who died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. The service will be officiated by the Reverend Bob Tripp. Violinist Erin Fortner, great-granddaughter, and the Living Waters Trio will provide special music for the service. Masonic services will be conducted by the Unicoi Masonic Lodge No. 681 F&AM. Graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Jones Cemetery, Unicoi. Sons-in-law, Richard Marcus and Bill Wilson and grandsons-in-law, Stan Fortner, Brad Killen and Doug Mellard will serve as active pallbearers. Members of Unicoi Masonic Lodge No. 681 F&AM and Jim Helton, Jimmy Helton, friends and loyal neighbors will serve as honorary pallbearers. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Monday and at the cemetery by 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 2937 Zane Whitson Drive, Unicoi. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crossnore Academy, 187 Dar Drive, Crossnore, NC 28616 or to Hospice, 1807 W. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 431-6146. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, 743-1381 or 928-4595, is in charge of the arrangements.

February 7, 2003

Gladys Anderson

  
Gladys Anderson, 1200 Sharondale Avenue, Kingsport, died Thursday, February 6, 2003 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
   Born in Salem, Va., she resided in Bristol, Tenn. for many years and had been a resident of Kingsport since 1964. Mrs. Anderson was the daughter of the late Archie and Bertie Francis, of Bristol, Tenn.
   She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Cartwright, and four brothers, Archie, Lewis, David and Guy Francis, all of Bristol.
   Survivors include her husband, Merrill Anderson; one daughter, Brenda Adams and husband, Sherman, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Angie Farmer, Weber City, Va. and Gregory Adams, Kingsport, and five great grandchildren.
   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ANDERSON -- Calling hours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2003 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary L.R. Bullard officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2003 at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tenn. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Stephenson, Melvin Doty, Sam Powell, Carl Snapp, Jerry Carpenter, Joe Ward, Winton Osborne Jr., Jim Doran, Don Newland, and Lionel Grady. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements.

Noah A. Taylor

  
Noah Arlie Taylor, 87, Noah Taylor Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 6, 2003 in the Pine Ridge Health Care Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Bill and Hattie Elliott Taylor. He was a retired auto mechanic having operated Taylors Garage for a number of years. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Grindstaff Taylor; a daughter, Annita Taylor; two sons, Ralph and Ivan Taylor; a sister and four brothers.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Viola and Willard Garland and Mae and Jerry Campbell, all of Elizabethton; a son-in-law, Charlie "Bo" Taylor, Elizabethton; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Noah Arlie Taylor, 87, Noah Taylor Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 6, 2003 will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Willie Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2003 in Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday will be Jim Byrd, Jerry Campbell, Jerry Carden, Jr., Walter Williams, Timothy Taylor and Tracey Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Grindstaff, Sanford Peters, Ralph Andes, Willard Garland, Ben Whitehead, and Don Curtis. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Mae and Jerry Campbell, 508 Garrison Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Taylor family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 5, 2003

Patricia A. Bowery

  
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Patricia Ann Bowery, 65, died Monday, January 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.
   Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery in Elizabethton, Tenn.
   Kellum Funeral Home, 3795 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach, Va., (757) 340-1717, is in charge of arrangements.

Trudy P. Childers

  
Mrs. Trudy Potter Childers, 81, 810 West H Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 3, 2003 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Elk Horn City, Ky., she was a daughter of the late John C. and Mary Ellen Saykes Potter. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1951.
   Mrs. Childers was a retired cook at the former Carter County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, John Childers, in 1988.
   Survivors include four daughters and one son-in-law, Carolyn Childers, of the home; Gail Weems, Gray; Mae Smith, Limestone, and Millie and John Pierce, Elizabethton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jerry and Shelby Childers, Greeneville, and John Estey Childers, S.C.; one sister, Flo Swiney, Elk Horn City, Ky.; one sister-in-law, Mae Edwards, Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Helen Saylor, also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CHILDERS -- Funeral services for Trudy Potter Childers, 81, 810 West H Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 3, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson and Rev. Danny Johnson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2003 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Ben Johnson and the Carr family will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, will be Johnny Eggers, Richard Peters, James Eggers, Jim Carr, Wayne Carr, and Eddie Woods. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Eggers, Jason Emmette, Russell Emmette, Curtis Riddle, Glen Childers, Jim Childers, Wade Edwards, and members of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Childers to the Building Fund, Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Harriet E. Landis

   Mrs. Harriet Evelyn Brummett Landis, 77, died Friday, January 31, 2003, in Bellingham, Wash., after a brief illness.
   Mrs. Landis was a native of Unicoi County, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Andrew and Hattie Carver Brummett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Gordon Landis.
   Mrs. Landis worked as a nurse at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., and was a homemaker. She was an active volunteer with the Lee County branch of the Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council and in her 21 years of service, was a Brownie and Junior Scout Leader, an Area Service Unit Manager and the keeper of the "Little Dears" at Camp Caddell, the Girl Scout summer day camp for Lee and Western Harnett County. She was the recipient of the Silver Pine Cone Award for her contribution and dedication to Girl Scouting in Lee County.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Linda Landis, Bellingham, Wash., James Galen and Faye Landis, Warsaw, N.C., and William and Jackie Petty, Sanford, N.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Scott Creedy, North Bennington, Vt., and Evelyn and Michael Snyder, Butner, N.C.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Elaine Creed, Virginia Beach, Va., Erlene Petty, San Jose, Calif., and Bertie Lee and Kenneth King, Unicoi, Tenn.; a brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Laquetta Brummett, Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Hadank, and her husband, Robert, Peoria Heights, Ill., and Gale Lynne Robins, and her husband, Thomas, Liberty, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, Margaret and Eva Landis, Bellingham, Wash., Matthew, Mark and Samuel Creedy, North Bennington, Vt., Jonathan and Gabriel Landis and Ashley Duff-Jones, Warsaw, N.C., Brian Petty, Sanford, N.C., and Caroline and Isabelle Snyder, Butner, N.C.; and one great-grandchild, Kameron Duff, Warsaw, N.C.
   Community Funeral Home, 1654 Hwy. 24/50 East, Warsaw, N.C., (910) 293-7575, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LANDIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet Evelyn Brummett Landis, 77, who died Friday, January 31, 2003, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 7, at First Magnolia Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Magnolia, N.C., with the Rev. Frank Moss officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Community Funeral Home, Warsaw, N.C. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harriet Landis Memorial Fund, c/o Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council, Inc., P.O. Box 52294, Raleigh, N.C. 27612 or to Whatcom Hospice, 800 E. Chestnut, Suite 1-C, Bellingham, WA 98225. Mrs. Landis was a loving Mother and homemaker. Community Funeral Home, 1654 Hwy. 24/50 East, Warsaw, N.C., (910) 293-7575, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold A. Odom

   Harold Allen Odom, 61, 134 Good Road, Fall Branch, died Monday, February 3, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Odom was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Roy Walter and Bessie Gertrude Cable Odom. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Annalee Guy and Ernestine Claydon, a brother, Raymond Odom, and a son, Roy Allen Odom.
   Mr. Odom was a carpenter and was of the Christian faith. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
   Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hatley Odom, of the home; three sons, Gregory Odom, of the home, Jeffrey Odom and Michael Odom, both of Elizabethton; and a daughter, Crystal Hatley, of the home. Four 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.
  
   ODOM -- Funeral services for Harold Allen Odom, 61, 134 Good Road, Fall Branch, who died Monday, February 3, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 6, in the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Stines officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 7, in the Stout Cemetery on White Oak Mountain. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Harold was a faithful husband, father and son. Condolences may be sent to the Odom Family at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

February 4, 2003

Jean S. Cooper

   Jean Street Cooper, 56, 402 Mt. Chickadee Road, Highlands Ranch, Colo., died Sunday, February 2, 2003, at her residence
   Ms. Cooper was a native of Washington County, Tenn., and a daughter of the late John H. and Gladys Mosier Street.
   Ms. Cooper, formerly of Jena Beth Drive, Elizabethton, had resided in Colorado for the past five years. She was a 1964 graduate of Science Hill High School, Johnson City, and was employed at Gordon's Furniture Company, Johnson City, for 25 years. She then moved to Colorado in 1998, where she was employed as an Administrative Assistant for Coors Brewing Company, Golden, Colo.
   She attended Mile Hi Church of Religious Science, Lakewood, Colo. She was a member of Slapping Leather Western Dance Association.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David Gregory and Amanda Davis, and two grandchildren, Reilly Davis and Nathan Davis, 402 Mt. Chickadee Road, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and four brothers, John H. Street, Jerry Street, Ed Street and Mike Street, all of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews as well as her closest friend and companion, John Reynolds, also survive.
   Friends may call at the residence of a friend, John Reynolds, 103 Treadway Street, Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements, which will be announced later this week.

Charlotte Matheson

  
Charlotte Ann Hodge Matheson, 62, 270 Old Highway 321, Butler, died Monday, February 3, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late James and Roxie Ann Whaley Hodge. She was a member of Little Milligan Baptist Church.
   She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Earnest Odom, Butler; a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Christina Matheson, of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Joan Hodge, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Hope Miller, Angel Miller, Avery Matheson, all of Butler; two special friends, Edna Brummit, Erwin, and Edna Kyte, Butler.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   MATHESON -- The graveside service for Charlotte Ann Hodge Matheson, 62, 270 Old Highway 321, Butler, who died Monday, February 3, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2003 at Lakeview Cemetery, Butler, with Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be employees at Washington County/Johnson City EMS. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday. Friends may call at her residence, 270 Old Highway 321, Butler, any time. Words of condolence may be sent to the family via e-mail www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ida A. Morris

  
Ida A. Morris, 94, formerly of 1986 Bristol Highway, Watauga, Tenn., died Sunday, February 2, 2003 in Hillview Health Center following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Richards Shipley. Mrs. Morris was a member of Borderview Christian Church and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Johnson City Senior Citizens.
   Mrs. Morris is preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Morris; a daughter and son-in-law, Mabel and Woodrow "Woody" Bare; a granddaughter, Mary Bare; five sisters, and five brothers.
   She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Pauline and Bill Earhart, Elizabethton; Dora and Earl Williams, Elizabethton; two grandchildren and spouses, Steven and Claudia Earhart, Burlington, N.C.; David and Stephanie Bare, Elizabethton; four great grandchildren, Devin and Derek Earhart, both of Burlington, N.C.; Matthew and Ryan Bare, both of Elizabethton; one sister, Ollie Massengill, Watauga; several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   MORRIS -- The funeral service for Ida A. Morris, 94, formerly of 1986 Bristol Highway, Watauga, Tenn., who died Sunday, February 2, 2003 at Hillview Health Center, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Ron Marvel and Mr. Kenneth Caswell, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Four in the Faith. The graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Marion Shipley, David Bare, Lawrence Ritchie, Ralph Morris, Jim Smith, Junior Ellis, Steven Earhart, and Everett Schramm. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons and elders of Borderview Christian Church and staff of Hillview Health Center. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or friends may call at the residence of the daughter's homes, Pauline Earhart, 139 Independence Lane, Elizabethton, or Dora Williams, 534 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Morris, to Borderview Christian Church Sound System, 1338 Bristol Hwy., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Words of condolence may be sent to the family via e-mail www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Linda D. Oliver

  
Linda D. Oliver, 54, 308B Southview Circle, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 2, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Viola Hinkle Lyons. She attended Long Hollow Missionary Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by two sisters, June Clemons and Pamela Miller.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Greg Allen, of Sweetwater, Tenn.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robbie and Ellen Ray, of Johnson City, and Scott Oliver, Elizabethton; three sisters, Jean Harrell and Mildred Walker, both of Johnson City, and Kathy Ollis, of Newland, N.C.; two brothers, Roger Lyons, of Hampton, and Larry Lyons, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, Crystal Allen, Michelle Allen, William Allen, Jr., all of Sweetwater, Tenn.; Joshua Ray, of Murfreesboro; Daniel Ray and Becky Ray, both of Johnson City; and Scotty Oliver II, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews and a special cousin and friend, Betty Treadway, Hampton, also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   OLIVER -- The funeral service for Linda D. Oliver, 54, 308B Southview Circle, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 2, 2003 will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Potter officiating. The graveside service and interment will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Crowe Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Doyle Treadway and Dennis Birchfield. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the residence 308B Southview Circle, Elizabethton, any time. Words of condolence may be sent to the family via e-mail www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bernelda L. Peters

  
Mrs. Bernelda Lipps Peters, 82, 1681 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 3, 2003 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Della Elliott Lipps. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Peters was a member of Unaka Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Hooper Peters, July 5, 1991.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gwendolyn and John Russell, Elizabethton; a sister, Anna Buchanan, Elizabethton; a grandson and his wife, Dale and Thomma Grindstaff, Elizabethton; and a great granddaughter, Natalie Grindstaff. Several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Louise Peters, also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PETERS -- Graveside services for Mrs. Bernelda Lipps Peters, 82, 1681 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 3, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2003 in the Wilson Cemetery with the Rev. Walker Roberson officiating. Burial will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday will be Steve Russell, Jason Russell, Tony Russell, Mark Watson, Travis Perry and Timmy Hardin. Friends may call at the funeral home or her residence at any time. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Peters family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Vernishia S. Simerly

   Mrs. Vernishia Street Simerly, 85, 326 Oak Grove Road, Apt. 2, Gray, formerly of the Tiger Valley Community, died Sunday, February 2, 2003, at Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Simerly was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Taylor and Mary Street. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. Simerly was a homemaker and was of the Non-Denominational Faith.
   Survivors include her husband, Omar F. Simerly, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Eston O. and Judy Simerly, Bluff City; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Eric and Angela Simerly, Johnson City, and Jackson Simerly, Bluff City; and a great-grandson, Jackson Anthony Simerly, Johnson City.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Visit our web-site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   SIMERLY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Vernishia Street Simerly, 85, 326 Oak Grove Road, Apt. 2, Gray, formerly of the Tiger Valley Community, who died Sunday, February 2, 2003, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Active pallbearers will be Norman Simerly, Eric Simerly, Jackson Simerly, Gregory Dorton, Randy Honaker and Wayne Pullon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Charlie H. Woodby

  
Rev. Charlie H. Woodby, 75, 875 Love St., Erwin, died Sunday, February 2, 2003 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   He was a native of Limestone Cove Community of Unicoi County. He was the son of the late Henry and Kate Smith Woodby. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was the pastor of Erwin Full Gospel Tabernacle.
   Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Woodby, and one son, Jackie Woodby.
   Survivors include his wife, Lois Woodby, of the home; two sons, Joseph Woodby and Johnny Woodby, of Limestone Cove; one son-in-law, Scott McConnell; one daughter, Linda McConnell, Bluff City; one sister, Verlie Roberts, Limestone Cove; eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WOODBY -- Funeral services for Rev. Charlie H. Woodby, 75, 875 Love St., Erwin, who died Sunday, February 2, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2003 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Rev. Michael Hantus, Rev. Robert Owens, and Rev. Charles Lee Johnson will officiate. Vocal selections will be provided by the Erwin Full Gospel Tabernacle Trio. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until service time on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at Woodby-Pate Cemetery, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi. Those attending the graveside service will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 11:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Peterson, Albert Laws, Albert Lee Laws, David Renfro, Terry Mauk, and Jackie Harrell. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via Condolences@valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Rev. Charlie H. Woodby through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, valleyfuneralhome.net.

February 3, 2003

Walter T. Bullock

  
Walter T. Bullock, 83, 114 Terrace Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 2, 2003 in the Life Care Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Robert R. "Uncle Bob" and Nanny Estella Slagle Bullock.
   He was a retired employee of the Power House, North American Rayon Corporation. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Mr. Bullock was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a life time member of the V.F.W. Post 2166, and the Disabled American Veteran, Chapter 17, Elizabethton. He was a recipient of two purple hearts and five bronze stars. He was also a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622.
   He was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Shouse.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel K. and Doris Bullock, Hampton; one brother, Worley Bullock, of Kingsport, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BULLOCK -- Funeral services for Walter T. Bullock, 83, 114 Terrace Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 2, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2003 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, will be Rick Lewis, Steve Lewis, Justin Lewis, Randy Marlow, Eldon White, Bobby Ward, and Terry Hodge. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Lewis, Tony Bowers, Jerry Bowers, Orville Marlow, Earl Blevins, Harvey Shaffer, Ernest Elliott, and former employees of the Power House, North American Rayon Corporation. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. V.F.W. Post 2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Bullock family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara G. Derringer

  
Barbara Gibson Derringer, 62, 8135 State Road 58E, Heltonville, Ind., died Saturday, February 1, 2003 in Westview Nursing Home, Bedford, Ind.
   She was the daughter of William Coy Gibson and Ollie Lee McFarland. She was employed as a nurse. She attended Bedford Baptist Temple, Bedford, Ind.
   She was preceded in death by her mother; one sister, Josephene, and one brother, Lonnie.
   Survivors include her father, William Coy Gibson, of Casey County, Ky.; one son, Timothy Lee Derringer, of Heltonville, Ind.; five brothers, William Stafford, of Bradfordsville, Ky.; Onie Gibson, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Gary Gibson, of Liberty, Ky., and David Gibson, also of Cincinnati, Ohio; one step-brother, Jimmy Sandusky, of Windsor, Ky., and four sisters, Rachel Estep, of Chuckey, Tenn.; Norma Turner, of Liberty, Ky.; Betty Buck, of Heltonville, Ind., and Sylvia Prewitt, of Harrodsburg, Ky.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Jones Funeral Home, P.O. Box 35, Heltonville, IN 47436 is in charge of arrangements.

Eva E. Oliver

  
Mrs. Eva Etta Oliver, 93, 153 Opossum Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 2, 2003 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late John and Minnie Pierce. She was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Mrs. Oliver was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Oliver, April 28, 1989; by two sons, James and Paul Oliver; three daughters, Elsie Arnold, Marie Oliver, and Ruth Oliver; three brothers, Caleb, Ambers, and Charles; three sisters, Sarah, Onie, and Pearl, and three grandchildren.
   Survivors include five daughters, Bertha Pea, of Liberty, Ind.; Faye Dugger, of Butler; Sarah Blevins, Onie Williams and Hazel Harding, all of Elizabethton; three sons, Joe Oliver, John Oliver, and Wayne Oliver, all of Elizabethton; one sister, Virginia Hardin, Elizabethton; 25 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Cloa Shope, also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   OLIVER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Etta Oliver, 93, 153 Opossum Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 2, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2003 in the Buckles Cemetery. Music will be provided by the Smith Sisters. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Mike Barnette, Brian Whitaker, Ken Hammit, Darrell Hardin, Dwayne Batich, and Doug Stucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Mickey Simmons, Timmy Rutherford, Scott Sheets, Lee Wilson, and Ernie Williams. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Sarah Blevins, 118 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Oliver to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Oliver family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Vernishia S. Simerly

    Vernishia Street Simerly, 85, of 326 Oak Grove Road, Apt. 2, Gray, Tenn., formerly of the Tiger Creek Community, Hampton, died Sunday evening, February 2, 2003 in the Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, Tenn.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Hathaway-Percy is in charge of arrangements.

February 2, 2003

Lura A. Ashley

   Lura Annette Ashley, 65, 506 Carter Blvd., Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 30, 2003, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   Mrs. Ashley was a native of Lee County, Va., and a daughter of the late Guy and Thelma Smith Hartley.
   Mrs. Ashley had lived a number of years in Elizabethton and was retired from the Customer Service Department of Hills Department Store after 13 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include her husband, Warren D. Ashley; two sons, Jerry Ashley, Elizabethton, and David Ashley, Ben Hur, Va.; a daughter, Robin Smith, Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, Douglas Hartley, Gainesville, Fla.; and eight grandchildren, Brandon Ashley, Casey Ashley, Mandy Smith, Matthew Smith, Warren Ashley Jr., Boo Ashley, Kia Higgins and Abby Higgins.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ASHLEY -- Memorial services for Lura Annette Ashley, 65, 506 Carter Blvd., Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 30, 2003, were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 1, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Greg Key, minister, officiating. Friends may call at the residence. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Ashley to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37604. It was her wish to be cremated. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Ashley Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Maxie L. Crowe

   Maxie L. Crowe, 79, 2827 Wrangle Hill, Bear, Del., died Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Crowe was a native of Carter County and the wife of the late Harvey Crowe. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Raymond and Bertie Ward Richardson, four brothers, Allen Richardson, Ray Richardson, Claude Richardson and Etzel Richardson, and two sisters, Ruth Richardson and Shirley Carden.
   Survivors include a son, Harvey Lynn Crowe, Bear, Del.; a daughter, Debra Lee Weatherlow, Elizabethton; a grandchild, Tammy Lynn Weatherlow, Elizabethton; two brothers, Herman Richardson and Cruise Richardson, both of Elizabethton; two sisters, Ethel Taylor and Jean Berry, all of Elizabethton; and a special nephew, Cona Ray Richardson, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Private disposition will be held at a late date in Delaware.
   Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Donald L. Fletcher

   Donald LeRoy Fletcher, 76, of Elizabethton, died Friday, January 31, 2003, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home.
   Mr. Fletcher was a native of Detroit, Mich., and a son of the late Paul and Marie DeLisle Fletcher. He was also preceded in death by a sister.
   Mr. Fletcher had lived in Elizabethton since 1986. He was a retired Senior Manufacturing Engineer with the Cadillac Division of General Motors in Detroit and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include three sons, Brian R. Fletcher, Roseville, Calif., Stephen Fletcher, Westland, Mich., and Grant Fletcher, Southern Shores, N.C.; a daughter, Angela Healslip, of Florida; four sisters, Dorothy Fletcher and Lillian Fleenor, both of Elizabethton, Pat Glenn, Miami, Fla., and Sandra Knight, of Michigan; three brothers, Edward Fletcher, Phoenix, Ariz., Stanley Fletcher, Kingston, N.Y., and Joseph Jordan, of Florida; and a special grandson, Matthew Fletcher, Roseville, Calif. Three granddaughters and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FLETCHER -- Funeral services for Donald LeRoy Fletcher, 76, of Elizabethton, who died Friday, January 31, 2003, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Steve Harmon and the Rev. John Glenn officiating. Entombment will be in the Hillside Mausoleum, Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Brian Fletcher, Matt Fletcher, Allen Bell, Bill Dennis, Larry Jordan and Wayne Boeker. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Fletcher to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 234 West F. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Fletcher Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa L. Hunter

   Rosa Lewis Hunter, 88, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 620 Walnut Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 30, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Hunter was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Nick and Tishie Lowe Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John S. Hunter, June 9, 1987, a sister, Bernice Baker, and a brother, William Lewis.
   Mrs. Hunter was a member of Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired restaurant owner. She was a member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center.
   Survivors include a sister, Maggie Galliher, Watauga, and a brother, Nick Lewis Jr., Deltona, Fla. 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
  
   HUNTER -- Funeral services for Rosa Lewis Hunter, 88, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 620 Walnut Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, January 30, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 2, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Jackie Cole officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the men of Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Eugene Galloway. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center, 428 East G. Street, 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.

Alta M. Johnson

   Alta M. Johnson, 84, 105 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, January 30, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Johnson was a native of Avery County, N.C., and had lived in Northeast Tennessee since 1970. She was the daughter of the late Henry William and Viller Biggs Rash and was also preceded in death by a son, Steve Billy Rash, and by three brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was a 30-year member of the Women of the Moose.
   Survivors include her husband, Jack Johnson, of the home, and two sons, Joseph Rash, of the home, and Adrian Booy Rash, Nashville. Six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Final disposition will be held at a later date. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick