February 28, 2003

Mr. Charles H. Berry

  
Mr. Charles H. Berry, age 87, of 502 Ontario Drive, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 27, 2003, at his residence.
   He was a native of Virginia and a resident of Carter County for most of his life. He was the son of the late Howard and Tima Craig Berry. He was a member of the Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
   Mr. Berry was retired from the guard force at North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of the Elizabethton Wal-Mart Coffee Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emmalee Proffitt Berry, of the home; two daughters and one son-in law, Sondra Lee Berry, of Jonesborough, and Debra Ann and Troy Scalf of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Joseph Michael Buck and Lora Lee Buck, both of Johnson City, and Ashley Nicole Scalf and Cory Brett Scalf of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit our web-site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   BERRY -- The funeral service for Mr. Charles H. Berry, 87, of 502 Ontario Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 27, 2003, at his residence, will be conducted Saturday, March 1, 2003, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Reece Harris officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2003, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and members of the Elizabethton Wal-Mart Coffee Club. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 1, 2003, from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, or you may call at the residence, 502 Ontario Drive, at any time. 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. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert P. King

  
Robert P. King, 89, 268 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   Mr. King was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Roy A. and Mary Agnes Snapp King.
   Mr. King lived in California for 47 years and had returned to Carter County in 1989. He was a retired farmer and attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Pauline Price King; two stepsons, Robert Mack Holdren, Elizabethton, and Billy Jack Holdren, Hickory, N.C.; a sister, Irma Jean Sells, Johnson City; four stepgranddaughters; five stepgrandsons; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Georgia King.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   KING -- Graveside services and interment for Robert P. King, 89, 268 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, February 26, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the King Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin G. Lewis, Sr.

  
Melvin G. Lewis, Sr., 82, 811 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 27, 2003 at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Pearl and Annie Lewis. He was a member of Union Baptist Church. Mr. Lewis was a retired truck driver for ET & WNC.
   He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238 F & AM. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II.
   He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include his wife, Goldie Carden Lewis, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Annetta and Harold Hall, Elizabethton; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Melvin Lewis Jr. and Betty Lewis, Elizabethton; Gary R. and Margie Lewis, Elizabethton; Ted Lewis, Elizabethton; Hubert Lewis, Elizabethton; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond K. Lewis, Elizabethton, and one sister, Georgia Shoun, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  
   LEWIS -- The funeral service for Melvin G. Lewis, Sr., 82, who died Thursday, February 27, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2003 at the Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Teddy Ray Lewis officiating. A Masonic service will be conducted by Dashiell Masonic Lodge No. 238 F &AM following the funeral service. The graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Rev. Teddy Ray Lewis, Keith Lewis, Chris Estep, Gary Lewis, Larry Lewis, and Jeffery "Bo" Lewis. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Retta C. Nave

  
Retta Church Nave, 93, formerly of 110 West F Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 27, 2003 at Hermitage Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Avery County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Martha Ellen Church. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Elizabethton, since 1939. She was a member of Eastern Star Sycamore Chapter No. 163. She worked in her husband's business, Nave Hardware.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest C. Nave; three brothers; one sister, and one grandson.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wilma Jean and Henry Simmons, Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Janis Nave, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Magee, Aiken, S.C.; Rev. Mike Simmons, De Soto, Texas; Kathryn Folden, Portland, Ore.; Nikki Engle, Erwin; Suzanne Artis, Atlanta, Ga.; Johnny Wright, Elizabethton; Wendy Wright Campbell, Elizabethton. Nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Anna L. Watson

   Anna Lee Watson, 77, died Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at Four Oaks Health Care Center, Jonesborough, following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Watson was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late Will and Ima Tester Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Lester Watson, and by a brother and a sister.
   Mrs. Watson was a member of Tabernacle of the Living God, Johnson City. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Andrew Johnson, Jonesborough; two grandchildren, Genevia Marcotte, Elizabethton, and Hubert L. Johnson, Jonesborough; three great-grandchildren, Heather Arp and William Arp Jr., both of Elizabethton, and Nathan Marcotte, of Vermont; and a great-great-grandchild, Jamelia Arp, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WATSON -- Funeral services for Anna Lee Watson, 77, who died Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at Four Oaks Health Care Center, Jonesborough, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Pastor Don Williams officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 3, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Eric Williams, Barry Puckett, Carl Scalf, Todd Marcotte, William Arp Jr. and George Garharmann. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

February 27, 2003

Helen M. Keener

   HAMPTON, Va. -- Helen Mae Keener, 84, died Monday, February 24, 2003.
   Mrs. Keener was a native of McComos, W.Va., and a longtime Hampton resident.
   Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Lawrence E. Keener; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Jo and Jack Graham, Myrna K. and Chat Hollis and Rita L. Keener; a son, Glen R. "Doc" Keener; a sister, Frances Echols; and five brothers, Ronnie Ray, Newton Perkins, Tommy Perkins, Edsel Perkins and Jimmy Perkins. Fourteen grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.
   A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 28, at Parklawn Memorial Park with Pastor Ray Colbaugh officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, Rt. 10, Elizabethton, TN 37643.
   Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 North Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Va., (757) 827-4670, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert P. King

  
Robert P. King, 89, 268 Watauga Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 26, 2003 in the Life Care Center.
   A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Roy A. and Mary Agnes Snapp King. He had lived in California for 47 years. He was a retired farmer. Mr. King returned to Carter County in 1989. He attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Pauline Price King; two step-sons; Robert Mack Holdren, Elizabethton, and Billy Jack Holdren, Hickory, N.C.; one sister, Irma Jean Sells, Johnson City, and four step grand daughters and five step grandsons. Several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Georgia King also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth A. Lapage

  
Memorial services for Kenneth Alan Lapage, 57, 395 Airport Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 24, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Phil Poston officiating. It was his request to be cremated. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Lepage family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 26, 2003

Rebecca A. Bowers Heaton

   Mrs. Rebecca Ann "Betty" Bowers Heaton, 58, 128 Spring Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, February 24, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Heaton was a native of Wise County, Va., and the daughter of Mrs. Marie Stines Caudill Walker, Elizabethton, and the late James Howard Caudill. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Burl Bowers, June 8, 1999, and a brother, Roger Dale Caudill.
   Mrs. Heaton was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Lauton Heaton, of the home; three daughters and a son-in-law, Nyoka Allison, Johnson City, Teresa Emmons and Donna Higgins Scott and Allen Scott, all of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Linda Bowers and Timothy and Mary Bowers, all of Elizabethton; two stepsons, Nathan Heaton and Andy Heaton, both of Johnson City; a stepdaughter, Lisa Hartsook, Bristol; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Faye and James Harrell and Julie Walker, all of Elizabethton; and a former son-in-law, David Emmons, Elizabethton. Thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   HEATON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Ann "Betty" Bowers Heaton, 58, 128 Spring Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, February 24, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Allen Scott, Travis Massey, David Emmons, William Bowers, Keith Bowers and Steven Bowers. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Timothy Bowers, 799 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Kenneth A. Lapage

  
Kenneth Alan Lapage, 57, 395 Airport Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 24, 2003 at his residence.
   A native of Lowell, Mass., he was a son of Mrs. Hazel McKenzie Lapage, of the home, and the late Paul Wayne Lapage. He had lived in Elizabethton for the past five years. He was an electric technician.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister, Paula Wood, of Clarksville, Tenn., and one brother, Wayne Lapage, of No. Scituate, Rhode Island. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline E. Puckett

  
Mrs. Pauline Estep Puckett, 83, Will Estep Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 25, 2003 in the Life Care Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Mattie Crowe Estep. She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Puckettt was a member of the Siam Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey Puckett; a daughter, Fayne McNeil, and an infant son. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Bill Crowe, Claude Estep, Click Estep, and Joe Estep, and two sisters, Elsie Carden and Grace Treadway.
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Donna Puckett, 2140 West G. Street, Elizabethton; one brother and sister-in-law, Hunter and Glenda Estep, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Scottie Puckett, of Rogersville; Kim Puckett, Carla Puckett and Jeannie Puckett, all of Elizabethton; five great grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Jerry McNeil, of Roanoke, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PUCKETT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Estep Puckett, 83, Will Estep Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, February 25, 2003 will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Horseshoe Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:55 p.m. Thursday will be Scott Puckett, Charles Treadway, Joe Estep, Greg Estep, Tom Glen Grindstaff, Elic Grindstaff, Raymond Calhoun and John Edwards. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Puckett family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Helen B. Richardson

   Helen Jean Burrow Richardson, 70, 101 Burrow Lane, Elizabethton, formerly of Asheboro, N.C., died Saturday, February 22, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Richardson was a native of Elizabethton and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvie Richardson.
   Survivors include four daughters, Ruby Williams, Billie Coltrane and Bonnie Coltrane, all of Asheboro, N.C., and Sherry Frye, Carolina Beach, N.C.; four sons, Paul Burrow, Randy Burrow and Tommy Burrow, all of Elizabethton, and Charlie Burrow, Carolina Beach, N.C.; a stepson, Willie Richardson, Asheboro, N.C.; and a brother, Bobby Hyder, Johnson City. Twenty-two grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery, Asheboro. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Hilltop Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Barbara Ayers, 934 Maple Ridge Road, Asheboro, NC 27205.
   Ridge Funeral Home, 908 Albemarle Road, Asheboro, NC (336) 626-2115, is in charge of arrangements.

Jane R. Russell

  
Jane Roseanna Russell, 89, formerly of 710 Second Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 24, 2003 at Hermitage Health Center following a brief illness.
   A native of Saxton, Penn., she was the daughter of the late David Franklin and Ida May Greaser Householder. Mrs. Russell was of the Methodist faith. She was a homemaker and worked with the elderly.
   She was preceded in death by her former husband, Herbert E. Russell, and three sisters, Mildred Falter, Alice Householder, and Marjorie Householder.
   Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Herbert Don Russell, of Old Town, Fla., and John and Louella Russell, of Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Kenneth Mort, of Conyers, Ga.; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister, Fannie Frierstein, of Rocky Mount, N.C., and a brother-in-law, Harry Falter, of Rocky Mount, N.C. 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.
  
   RUSSELL -- The graveside service for Jane Roseanna Russell, 89, formerly of 710 Second Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 24, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the presiding overseer, Ron Weiss, officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Thursday for a brief chapel service then go in procession to the cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Luther F. Sharp Jr.

Luther Franklin "Frank" Sharp Jr., 67, of Columbia, Md., died Tuesday, February 18, 2003.
   Mr. Sharp was a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Luther F. Sharp. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn. He received his master's degree at UNC at Chapel Hill, N.C., and did further graduate work at Duke University.
   Mr. Sharp served in the U.S. Navy and was the editor of the base newspaper at New London, Conn., during his service. He taught for more than 34 years at Catonsville High School, Catonsville, Md. During this time he was the Debate Coach, and he and his teams won many national awards.
   Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Carolyn Sharp Hale, Raleigh, N.C.; a niece, Dr. Marcia Hale Russell, Winston-Salem, N.C.; a grand-niece, Virginia Russell; and a grand-nephew, Stuart Russell.
   The memorial service for Mr. Sharp will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Md. A scholarship fund has been established for the school of his parish church, Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 707 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201. Checks should be marked for the Frank Sharp Scholarship Fund.

Doshia A. Taylor

  
Mrs. Doshia A. Taylor, 93, 113 Hodge Branch, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 23, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Wise County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Godfrey and Barbara Walker Arney. She had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Taylor attended the Church of Jesus.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Taylor, in 1960; by a son, Max Taylor; two brothers, Ike and Brownlow Arney, and two sisters, Polly Sweeney and Nancy Taylor.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and J.D. Ward, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Helen Taylor, Elizabethton; a brother, Joe Arney, Butler; four grandchildren, including a special grand daughter, Marilyn Oliver, Elizabethton; and five great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Mrs. Doshia A. Taylor, 93, 113 Hodge Branch, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 23, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Sweeney and Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Music will be provided by the Soldiers of the Cross. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 28, 2003 in the Hurley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a granddaughter, Marilyn Oliver, 208 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemtery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Taylor family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 25, 2003

Rebecca A. Bowers

   Mrs. Rebecca Ann "Betty" Bowers, 58, 128 Spring Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, February 24, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Bowers was a native of Wise County, Va., and the daughter of Mrs. Marie Stines Caudill Walker, Elizabethton, and the late James Howard Caudill. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Burl Bowers, June 8, 1999, and a brother, Roger Dale Caudill.
   Mrs. Bowers was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Lauton Heaton, of the home; three daughters and a son-in-law, Nyoka Allison, Johnson City, Teresa Emmons and Donna Higgins Scott and Allen Scott, all of Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Linda Bowers and Timothy and Mary Bowers, all of Elizabethton; two stepsons, Nathan Heaton and Andy Heaton, both of Johnson City; a stepdaughter, Lisa Hartsook, Bristol; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Faye and James Harrell and Julie Walker, all of Elizabethton; and a former son-in-law, David Emmons, Elizabethton. Thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy
  
   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Ann "Betty" Bowers, 58, 128 Spring Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, February 24, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Allen Scott, Travis Massey, David Emmons, William Bowers, Keith Bowers and Steven Bowers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 25. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, Timothy Bowers, 799 Highway 91, Elizabethton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Mrs. Olive Cole
  

   Mrs. Olive Cole, age 88, of 403 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday morning, February 24, 2003 at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Ashe County, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late John A and Cora Coldiron Davis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. Mrs. Cole was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation where she worked in the Reeling Department. She had also worked as a special duty nurse at Carter County Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
   She is survived by her husband of seventy years, A. C. Cole of the home, one daughter, Mrs. Betty Cole Hahn of Richmond, Virginia, one son, Dr. Doug Cole of 624 Westwood Drive, Elizabethton, three sisters; Opal Odom of Hampton, Mattie Sorrell of Winston-Salem, NC, and Edna Blevins of Elizabethton, four grandchildren; William Cole Hahn and Jeffrey Douglas Hahn of Richmond, VA., Kelly Caroline Cole and Emily Morganstern both of Johnson City, six great grandchildren; Diana Hahn, Kassidy Hahn, Emilia Hahn, Jacob Hahn, Cara Hahn, and Cole Morganstern, several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hathaway Percy Funeral Home Sunset Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   The funeral service for Mrs. Olive Cole, age 88, of 403 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton, will be conducted at 10:00 AM Thursday, February 27, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be under the direction of Roger Jenkins. Active pallbearers who are requested to meet at the funeral home at 9:45 AM Thursday will be; Paul Street, John Henry Bare, Jack Honeycutt, Dean Blevins, Johnny Hinkle, Larry Dean Hinkle Jeff Hahn, William Hahn, and John Odom. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at Mrs. Cole's residence, 403 Allen Avenue at anytime. Those who wish to omit flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Cole to the First Baptist Church, 212 East F. Street, Elizabethton. E-mail condolences may be sent through our web site at WWW.Hathawaypercy.com .
   These services entrusted to Hathaway Percy Funeral Home.

James R. Goad

  
Mr. James R. Goad, 75, 1094 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, February 24, 2003 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Hawkins County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Susann McClure Goad. He was a former employee of the Jefferson Block Company, Jefferson City, Tenn. and was a member of Hopson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the infantry.
   He was preceded in death by three brothers, Wayne, Ralph, and Joe Goad, and three sisters, Dorothy Simpson, Minnie Walden, and Laura Mae Jarrett.
   Survivors include his wife, Juanita Clark Goad, of the home; three sisters, Levonia Presley and Elsie Minton, both of Kingsport, and Hazel Baught, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   GOAD -- Funeral services for Mr. James Roy Goad, 75, 1094 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, February 24, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Buck Watson and Rev. Billy Morgan officiating. Music will be under the direction of Margaret Smith. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2003 in the Captain Nelson Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Harr, Dallas Clark, Bob Bishop, Eddie Clark, Larry Clark, and Earl Chambers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Clark, Randy Chambers, Terry Hyder, Lee Minton, Gale Simpson, and Greg Simpson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday or at the residence 1094 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. on Thursday. To those who desire, in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Charles E. Hall

  
Charles Edward Hall, 72, 405 Hemlock Court, Piney Flats, died Monday, February 24, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   He was a native of Johnson City and a lifelong resident of Washington and Sullivan Counties.
   Mr. Hall was a son of the late Thomas F. Hall and Flora Hall Hopkins. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
   Mr. Hall was a retired postmaster from the Piney Flats post office and a member of Watauga Christian Church.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, June Snodgrass Hall; one son; one sister, and two brothers.
   Survivors include one son, Mark Hall, of Raleigh, N.C.; one daughter, Pamela Hale, Elizabethton; one brother, Roy Hall, Kingsport; one sister, Jo Ann Sparks, Johnson City, and two grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HALL -- The funeral service for Charles Edward Hall, 72, 405 Hemlock Court, Piney Flats, who died Monday, February 24, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Mr. Paul Peer, minister, will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow the committal service at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Friends are invited to meet the family at the cemetery for this service. Serving as pallbearers will be family members and friends. For those who wish, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Watauga Christian Church, 104 E. Second Street, Watauga, TN 37694. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Marie C. Horne

  
Mrs. Marie Crain Horne, 83, 111 Oak Drive, Unicoi, died Sunday, February 23, 2003 at her residence.
   Mrs. Horne was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Mack and Texie Higgins Crain.
   She was a homemaker and was previously employed by Southern Pottery. Mrs. Horne was a member of Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church where she had served as Sunday School teacher, was secretary of the Beginners class, was a member of the choir and the Ladies' Auxiliary, and had over 20 years of perfect attendance.
   Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil A. Horne in 1980; a brother, Clyde Crain, and a sister, Louise Jackson.
   Survivors include one daughter, Shelia H. Benedetto, Unicoi; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Elsie Crain, Mae Joyce and Roy Erwin, and Betty Jean and Bill Lewis, all of Erwin. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HORNE -- The funeral service for Mrs. Marie Crain Horne, 83, 111 Oak Drive, Unicoi, who died Sunday, February 23, 2003 will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2003 from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Howard Messer, Reverend Johnnie Floyd, and Reverend Harold Blankenship will officiate. Music will be provided by Johnathan and Becky Lewis and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Jay Lee Hughes, Roy Erwin, Bill Hensley, Rudy Garland, Adam Garland, Doug Crain, Bill Lewis, Jerry Sams, Bill Benedetto and Tom Franklin will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Family, ministers, and friends may gather at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and other times at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Shelia H. Benedetto, 350 Benedetto Road, Unicoi. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church, 110 Harris Street, Erwin, TN 37650. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth LePage

  
Kenneth LePage, 395 Airport Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 24, 2003 at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jane R. Russell

  
Jane Roseanna Russell, 89, formerly of 710 Second Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 24, 2003 at Hermitage Health Center following a brief illness.
   A native of Saxton, Penn., she was the daughter of the late David Franklin and Ida May Greaser Householder. Mrs. Russell was of the Methodist faith. She was a homemaker and worked with the elderly.
   She was preceded in death by her former husband, Herbert E. Russell, and three sisters, Mildred Falter, Alice Householder, and Marjorie Householder.
   Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Herbert Don Russell, of Old Town, Fla., and John and Louella Russell, of Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Kenneth Mort, of Conyers, Ga.; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister, Fannie Frierstein, of Rocky Mount, N.C., and a brother-in-law, Harry Falter, of Rocky Mount, N.C. 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.
  
   RUSSELL -- The graveside service for Jane Roseanna Russell, 89, formerly of 710 Second Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 24, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the presiding overseer, Ron Weiss, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Michael Russell, Jeff Russell, Tim Russell, Keith Russell, Andrew Cagle, and Chad Clark. Everyone will meet at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doshia A. Taylor

  
Mrs. Doshia A. Taylor, 93, 113 Hodge Branch, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 23, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Wise County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Godfrey and Barbara Walker Arney. She had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Taylor attended the Church of Jesus.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Taylor, in 1960; by a son, Max Taylor; two brothers, Ike and Brownlow Arney, and two sisters, Polly Sweeney and Nancy Taylor.
   Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Ward, Elizabethton; a son, Dennis Taylor, Elizabethton; a brother, Joe Arney, Butler; four grandchildren, including a special grand daughter, Marilyn Oliver, Elizabethton; and five great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TAYLOR -- Funeral services for Mrs. Doshia A. Taylor, 93, 113 Hodge Branch, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 23, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Sweeney and Rev. Russell Potter officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 28, 2003 in the Hurley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a granddaughter, Marilyn Oliver, 208 Allen Avenue, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemtery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Taylor family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 24, 2003

Lena F. Crockett

  
Mrs. Lena Forrester Crockett, 77, 741 McQueen Street, Butler, died Saturday, February 22, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William Elbert and Texa Bell Greenwell Forrester. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Crockett was a member of the Butler Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. "Bill" Crockett, June 18, 2002, and by two brothers, Dexter H. Forrester and Barton Elbert Forrester.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, June and Jim Griffitts, Gray; a sister, Mary Lorene Tester, Butler; three grandchildren, James William Griffitts and his wife, Angie, and Michelle Elaine Hawkins and her husband, David, all of Gray, and Brian Aaron Griffitts and his wife, Amanda, USAF, San Antonio, Texas; two great grandchildren, Matthew Aaron James Hawkins and Austin Tyler Hawkins; several nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Terry Millsaps, Ohio, and three sisters-in-law, Helen Millsaps, of Ohio; Emily Millsaps, Mountain City, and Norma Forrester, Butler.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CROCKETT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Forrester Crockett, 77, 741 McQueen Street, Butler, who went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 22, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Cunningham and Rev. Doug Hinshaw officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2003 in Butler Memorial Cemetery. Allen and Ann Moody will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday will be Jim Cable, James Griffitts, Brian Griffitts, David Hawkins, Doyle Tester, Craig Tester, David Griffey and James Forrester. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Courtner, Bud McCloud, Jake Walsh, Jess Dillard, George Campbell, Bob Cable, Bob Ward, Sam Pierce, Bill Shoun, Larry Shoun, R.E. Brown, George Shoun, James Johnson, Darin Isaacs, Benny Carroll, Percy Matherly, and members and friends of Butler Baptist Church. 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 may be e-mailed to the Crockett family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Slagle

  
Virginia "Dare Nanny" Slagle, 79, 354 Slagle Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Bluff City, Mrs. Slagle was the daughter of the late Millard and Minnie Harmon Tester. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton F. Slagle, on May 3, 2001, an infant son, Jeffery Allen Slagle, one sister and three brothers.
   Mrs. Slagle attended Hunter United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and was the former owner of Slagle's Bluegrass Pasture.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Gail Slagle, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Guy Ford, Elizabethton, and Barbara and Dean Boone, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and one brother, M.F. Tester, Boone, N.C.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232 is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   SLAGLE -- The funeral service for Virginia "Dare Nanny" Slagle, 79, 354 Slagle Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 22, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Manis and Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Interment and graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeffrey Lethcoe, Michael Williams, Tony Slagle Jr., Joshua Scalf, Travis Lethcoe, Jerry Lethcoe, and Brandon Lethcoe. Honorary pallbearers will be John Henson, Rusty Crowe, Ross Potter, Jack Perkins, Jack McKinney, Jim Boone, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Dr. Susan Ferrell, Dr. Jeff R. Farrow, Dr. William Kincaid, all of her special bluegrass family, and all employees of Nanny's restaurant. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or friends may call the residence at any time. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary F. Morton

  
Mary F. Morton, 87, 702 South Second Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 22, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Roan Mountain, Mrs. Morton was the daughter of the late Henry and Jane Hill Johnson.
   She was a member of Slagle's United Methodist Church and the Ladies Circle.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Meredith Morton, in 1988, and by four brothers and four sisters.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Jane Hyder, Elizabethton, and Jewell and Tony Hughes, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jack and Kathy Morton, Elizabethton; one brother, Sam Johnson, Elizabethton; five grandchildren and spouses, Randy and Diane Hyder, Watauga; Lawana and Tony Slagle, Elizabethton; Calvin Hyder, Elizabethton; Robert Jack Hughes, Elizabethton, and Michael Hughes, Elizabethton, and two great-grandchildren, Chesnee Slagle and Elizabeth Slagle, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   MORTON -- The funeral service for Mrs. Mary F. Morton, 87, 702 South Second Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 22, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Manis officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jackie Kelly. The graveside service and interment will be held Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Rick Hardin, David Bowery, Jack Rocker, Tony Bowers, Tom Hilton, Lon David, Kenny Kelly, Chris Slagle, Rusty Slagle, and Bill Ragle. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ken Kelly, Bill Jaynes, Mike Langlois, Sonny Slagle, Jeff Crowe and nephews. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at the Riverside Chapel, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Jane Hyder, 702 South Second St., Elizabethton, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.TetrickFuneralHome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ambrose G. Wagner

  
Mr. Ambrose Gordon Wagner, 87, of 185 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, died at his residence Sunday, February 23, 2003 following a lengthy illness.
   He was a native of Bakersville, N.C. and had lived most of his life in Carter County. He was the son of the late James and Nancy Bell Wagner.
   Mr. Wagner was retired from Leon-Ferenbach and was of the Pentecostal faith.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Greenwell Wagner in 1972, and by one brother and three sisters.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Edward Mitchell, and Nancy and Freddie Guinn, of Elizabethton; four sons and daughters-in-law, Ambers and Debbie Wagner, and Jimmy and Mary Wagner, all of Elizabethton; Larry and Grace Wagner, of Hampton, and Rev. Doug and Mary Wagner, of Bluff City; two step-sons, Elmer Rehart of Elizabethton and Ronnie Rehart of Bristol, Tenn.; one step-daughter, Barbara Shell, of Elizabethton; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.
  
   WAGNER -- Funeral services for Mr. Ambrose Gordon Wagner, 87, of 185 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 23, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy English and the Rev. Glenn Sheets officiating. Music will be under the direction of Peggy Sue Stiltner, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 in the Emmert Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Doug Wagner, Jr., Gordon Mitchell, Jesse Guinn, James Guinn, Ambers Wayne Wagner, Edward Mitchell, and Shannon Sigman. Honorary pallbearers will be Arnold Whitehead, Dr. Sheryl Pack, and the staff of Hospice and Housecall of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends in the Sunset Chapel from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, or at the residence of a daughter, Kathy Mitchell, 1017 Arney Street, 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, Sunset Chapel, Elizabethton.

February 23, 2003

Wilma J. Buckles

   BUCKLES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Juanita Buckles, 80, 1384 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 20, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Wilson and Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Entombment will be held in the Mausoleum of Hope, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. William J. Greene will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Sunday will be Rev. Jim Hawk, Richard Hardin, Lee Goodwin, Allen Goodwin, Patrick Roper, Jonathan Hardin, Mike Elliott and Tommy Elliott. Honorary pallbearers will be Carson Puckett, Earl Mitchell, Lewis Bowers, Haynes Elliott, John L. Bowers, Jay Frank Elliott, and the Rev. Bob Reed. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences to the Buckles family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry R. Calhoun

   Jerry Russell Calhoun, 26, 148 Greenbrier Drive, Hampton, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of Carl E. Calhoun, Fort Mill, S.C., and Vickie Ray Calhoun, Hampton. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Velvia McKinney and paternal grandparents, Ruth and Will Tolley.
   Mr. Calhoun was of the Baptist Faith.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Carl W. Calhoun, Hampton, his step-mother, Jeannie Calhoun, Fort Mill, S.C., several aunts, uncles and cousins, and a special friend, Brownie Preslor, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   CALHOUN -- Funeral services for Jerry Russell Calhoun, 26, 148 Greenbrier Drive, Hampton, who died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Dwayne Calhoun officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Greg Trivett, Jamie Bradley, Ross Campbell, Adam Williams, Craig Smith, Jason Vines, Greg Andrews and John Odom. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Julian, Robbie Julian, Jason Julian, Kevin Grindstaff, Greg Hubbard and Keith Foster. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the residence, 148 Greenbrier Drive, Hampton, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Searl Church

   Searl Church, 69, 307 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. Church was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the son of the late Robert and Cordelia Cook Church. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
   Mr. Church was a member of Beech Mountain Baptist Church and a retired employee of General Motors, Detroit, Mich.
   Survivors include two sons, Brian Church and Wade Church, both of Morganton, N.C.; three sisters, Frances Church Davis, Roberta Church Potter and Arvella Church Davis, all of Elizabethton; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Chester and Lois Church, Valdese, N.C.; and Kenneth and Dorothy Church, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   CHURCH -- Graveside services and interment for Searl Church, 69, 307 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 20, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at Beech Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Church officiating. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Juanita L. Cook

   Mrs. Juanita Large Cook, 88, 182 Tole Branch Road, Johnson City, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Cook was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late James "Crimp" and Julie Riggs Large. Cook was preceded in death by her husband, John Earl Cook in 1982, by one brother, John Large and by three sisters, Frances Hyder, Katherine Little and Selma Range.
   Mrs. Cook was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corp. and was of the Christian faith.
   Survivors include one sister, Arzel Bowman, Elizabethton, three step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   COOK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Large Cook, 88, 182 Tole Branch Road, Johnson City, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Jim Curtis, Minister, officiating. Music will be by Mr. David Arney, organist. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6-7 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday for the graveside service. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our web-site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lena F. Crockett

  
Mrs. Lena Forrester Crockett, 77, 741 McQueen Street, Butler, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  

Julia S. Diddle

   AIKEN, S.C. -- Julia Stone Diddle, 61, 130 Baldcypress Court, Aiken, died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at Aiken Regional Medical Center.
   Mrs. Diddle was a native of Kingsport, Tenn., and a daughter of the late John Thomas and Gladys Passwater Stone.
   Mrs. Diddle had lived in Aiken for the last four years and had previously lived in Roanoke, Va., Galesburg, Ill., Toronto, Canada, and Germantown Hills, Ill. She was a member of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church where she was a member of the Alter Guild and helped organize the Newcomers Club.
   She was a member of P.E.O. Woodside Country Club and was vice president of Women of Woodside. She had previously volunteered with the Canadian and also the Virginia Institutes for the Blind, and had also volunteered with shelters for abused women in Roanoke, Va., and Peoria, Ill. She was a former member of the American Women's Club in Toronto, former president of the Hunting Hills Ladies Golf Association in Roanoke, and a former member of the CLIO Academic Association in Galesburg, Ill.
   Survivors include her husband, Samuel Edson "Ed" Diddle; a son, Samuel Andrew Diddle, Boise, Idaho; a daughter, Laura Dawn Diddle, Lebanon, Tenn.; a sister, Sara Adams, Kingsport, Tenn.; and a granddaughter, Julianna Diddle, Lebanon, Tenn.
   A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 24, at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church with the Rev. Howard Hess and the Rev. Leon Mozeliak officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church or to the Aiken County Public Library.
   Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, Inc., 715 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, S.C., (803) 641-4401, is in charge of arrangements.

John J. Fox

John Julius Fox, 51, 4977 U.S. Highway 19E, Hampton, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Phoenixville, Pa., Mr. Fox had lived in Carter County for a number of years. Mr. Fox was preceded in death by his father, James Milburn Fox.
   Mr. Fox was a graduate of Spring Ford High School, Royersford, Pa. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Carpenter's Unn Local 1595 n Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Roiyersford Italian Club ALBC and the Schuylkill Valley Pool Club. He was a member of the Catholic Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sharon Lorenz Fox; a daughter, Julia Ann Fox, Hampton; a stepson, Eric Swain, Hampton; his mother, Helen (Chuck) Fox Manion, Phoenixville, Pa.; one sister, Veronica "Connie" Siebert, Spring City, Pa.; and two brothers, James Larry Fox, Coatesville, Pa., and Michael Andrew Fox, Pottstown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   FOX -- Graveside services for John Julius Fox, 50, 4977 Highway 19E, Hampton, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park, with Ft. Dennis Kress officiating. Burial will follow the service. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Albert B. Gentry, Sr.

  
Albert Braxton Gentry, Sr., 85, 315 Oak Glen Circle, Johnson City, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, in the NHC Healthcare, Johnson City.
   A native of Johnson County, Mr. Gentry was a son of the late James Blaine and Lottie Shoun Gentry. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Gentry and Alton Gentry.
   Mr. Gentry was a graduate of Johnson County High School and East Tennessee State University. He earned a master's degree in education from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Va. He retired from the United States Army in 1963 with a rank of captain. Mr. Gentry served as principal of Unicoi Elementary School for a number of years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, and a member of the Johnson City Elks Lodge.
   Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Albert Braxton Gentry, Jr. and Rhonda Gentry, Jonesborough, James Richard Gentry, Knoxville, and Randy M. and Becky Gentry, Telford; one daughter, Patricia Ann Maddux, Decatur, Ga.; one sister, Mary Smith Oliver, Port Ritchie, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jeremy Gentry, Shaina Gentry, Ian Gentry, John Maddux, Hunter Maddux and Garrett Maddux; one great-granddaughter, Aubrie Caldwell; and three nieces.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   GENTRY -- Funeral services for Albert Braxton Gentry, Sr., 85, 315 Oak Glen Circle, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bill Burrows officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Pallbearers and military honors will be accorded by the burial detail from Fort Campbell, Ky. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Family and friends wil assemble at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday. Condolences to the Gentry family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucille G. Long

  
Mrs. Lucille Garland Long, 73, 471 Mack Branch Road, Mountain City, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, in the Mountain City Health Care.
   A native of Johnson County (Maymead community), Mrs. Long was a daughter of the late Clarence and Ola May Garland. She was preceded in death by a sister, Elena Garland Hawkins, and a brother, Rud Garland.
   Mrs. Long was a 1950 graduate of Johnson County High School and attended Steed College. She was a retired employee of C&L Builders of Mountain City. Mrs. Long was an active member of Bethany Baptist Church serving as a Sunday school teacher and choir member. She was a member of Maple Chapter #79, Order of Eastern Star.
   Survivors include her husband, H.R. Long, Jr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Mary Etta Long, Mountain City; three brothers, Clarence Garland, Jr., Roan Mountain, Eugene Garland, Bluff City, and Kenneth Garland, Tacoma, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   LONG -- Memorial services for Mrs. Lucille Garland Long, 73, 471 Mack Branch Road, Mountain City, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Bethany Baptist Church, with the Revs. Bill Brown and Gordon Rawls officiating. Music will be provided by For the love. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church, 525 Mack Branch Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. Also surviving are her extended family, employees of Mountain City Health Care. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard A. Moore

  
Richard Allen Moore, 68, 159 Sinking Creek Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Moore was a native of Carter County, Tenn., grew up in McBee, S.C., and lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was a son of the late Charles and Sally Howell Moore. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Moore, and two sisters, Janie Vance and Marge Coggins.
   Mr. Moore graduated from Elizabethton High School n 1952 and received his master's degree from Tulane University in 1971. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-55 and in the Army from 1959-61. Mr. Moore retired from the State of Tennessee, where he worked in Social Services for more than 31 years. He was a member of Hopwood Memorial Christian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Sara Oakes Moore; four sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Frank Moore and Andrea, Murfreesboro, David Edward Moore and Tami, Johnson City, Peter Nathaniel Moore and Kimberly, Watkinsville, and Richard Allen Moore, Jr., and Marie, Johnson City; one sister and brother-in-law, Bettye Coggins and Tom, Jonesborough; two brothers and sisters-in-law, David Moore and Bettye, Hayes City, Fla., and Joe Moore and Marilyn, Chuckey; four granddaughters, Caitlin Moore, Hannah Moore, Laura Moore, and Sarah Marie Moore; two grandsons, Matthew Moore and Nathaniel Moore; two step-grandchildren, James Henderson and Mary Henderson; a nephew, John Fipps, Conyers, Ga.; a niece, Jeanette Vance Eberhart, Woodstock, Ga.; and several other nieces and nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, 423-282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   MOORE -- A memorial service for Richard Allen Moore, 68, 159 Sinking Creek Road, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Hopwood Memorial Christian Church. Pastor Tim Ross will officiate. Committal service and burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery, Milligan College. Honorary pallbearers will be John Fipps, Chuck Moore, John Freemon, Rick Pope, Tom Eberhart, Marc Barnett, Ritchie Maples, Dr. David Freemon, Mark Rutherford, Leroy Griffith, Bill Blankenship, Roger White, Moose Vanhoy, Rodney Oakes, Joey Baker, Bill Putnam, David Alexander, Norman Riddle, and Wesley Sisk. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Hopwood Memorial Christian Church Care Fund, Milligan College, TN 37682. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, 423-282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary F. Morton

  
Mary F. Morton, 87, 702 South Second Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 22, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Roan Mountain, Mrs. Morton was the daughter of the late Henry and Jane Hill Johnson.
   She was a member of Slagle's United Methodist Church and the Ladies Circle.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Meredith Morton, in 1988, and by four brothers and four sisters.
   Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Jane Hyder, Elizabethton, and Jewell and Tony Hughes, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jack and Kathy Morton, Elizabethton; one brother, Sam Johnson, Elizabethton; five grandchildren and spouses, Randy and Diane Hyder, Watauga; Lawana and Tony Slagle, Elizabethton; Calvin Hyder, Elizabethton; Robert Jack Hughes, Elizabethton, and Michael Hughes, Elizabethton, and two great-grandchildren, Chesnee Slagle and Elizabeth Slagle, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   MORTON -- The funeral service for Mrs. Mary F. Morton, 87, 702 South Second Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 22, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Manis officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jackie Kelly. The graveside service and interment will be held Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Rick Hardin, David Bowery, Jack Rocker, Tony Bowers, Tom Hilton, Lon David, Kenny Kelly, Chris Slagle, Rusty Slagle, and Bill Ragle. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ken Kelly, Bill Jaynes, Mike Langlois, Sonny Slagle, Jeff Crowe and nephews. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at the Riverside Chapel, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Jane Hyder, 702 South Second St., Elizabethton, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.TetrickFuneralHome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Slagle

  
Virginia "Dare Nanny" Slagle, 79, 354 Slagle Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Bluff City, Mrs. Slagle was the daughter of the late Millard and Minnie Harmon Tester. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton F. Slagle, on May 3, 2001, an infant son, Jeffery Allen Slagle, one sister and three brothers.
   Mrs. Slagle attended Hunter United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and was the former owner of Slagle's Bluegrass Pasture.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Gail Slagle, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Guy Ford, Elizabethton, and Barbara and Dean Boone, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and one brother, M.F. Tester, Boone, N.C.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232 is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   SLAGLE -- The funeral service for Virginia "Dare Nanny" Slagle, 79, 354 Slagle Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 22, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Manis and Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Interment and graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeffrey Lethcoe, Michael Williams, Tony Slagle Jr., Joshua Scalf, Travis Lethcoe, Jerry Lethcoe, and Brandon Lethcoe. Honorary pallbearers will be John Henson, Rusty Crowe, Ross Potter, Jack Perkins, Jack McKinney, Jim Boone, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Dr. Susan Ferrell, Dr. Jeff R. Farrow, Dr. William Kincaid, all of her special bluegrass family, and all employees of Nanny's restaurant. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or friends may call the residence at any time. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pat A. Wilson

  
Pat A. Wilson, 61, 4 Scott Street, Johnson City, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Ms. Wilson was a Carter County native and had lived in Johnson City most of her life. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Taylor Renee Watkins and her step-father, John Ashman.
   Ms. Wilson was a licensed practical nurse, having worked for several area nursing homes in Alzheimer's patient care. She was a Baptist.
   Survivors include three daughters, Pam Masone, Newtown, Pa., Lesa Wilson, Johnson City, and Susan Watkins, Jonesborough; her mother, Dorothy Woodby Ashman, Telford; two sisters, Frances Hopson, Johnson City, and Tana Osterhout, Gray; two grandchildren, Thomas Justin Watkins, Jonesborough, and Kaitlyn Marie Masone, Newtown; 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.
  
   Funeral services for Pat A. Wilson, 61, 4 Scott Street, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Pastor Johnny Chase, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow the committal service at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Washington County Memory Gardens. Friends are invited to meet the family at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. to go in procesion to the cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be family members and friends. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 207 N. Boone Street, Jonson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, 423-282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements.

February 21, 2003

Wilma J. Buckles

  
Mrs. Wilma Juanita Buckles, 80, 1384 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 20, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late William Daniel and Belle Starr Campbell Elliott. She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Buckles was a member of the Lynn Valley Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Buckles; one sister, Beryl Elliott; four brothers, Cleamon, Heywood, Vernon and Niles Elliott.
   Survivors include one daughter, Teresa Buckles, Johnson City; one son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Shirley Buckles, Elizabethton; a grandson and his wife, Lance and Glenda Buckles, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Tracy Buckles, Elizabethton, and one great grandson, Christopher Buckles, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews, and a special cousin, Connie Elliott.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BUCKLES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Juanita Buckles, 80, 1384 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 20, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Wilson and Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Entombment will be held in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. William J. Greene will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:50 p.m. Sunday will be Rev. Jim Hawk, Richard Hardin, Lee Goodwin, Allen Goodwin, Patrick Roper, Jonathan Hardin, Mike Elliott and Tommy Elliott. Honorary pallbearers will be Carson Puckett, Earl Mitchell, Lewis Bowers, Haynes Elliott, John L. Bowers, Jay Frank Elliott, and Rev. Bob Reed. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences to the Buckles family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry R. Calhoun

  
Jerry R. Calhoun, 26, address not released, of Elizabethton, died unexpectedly earlier this week.
   He is survived by his parents, Vickie Sue Calhoun, of Hampton, and Carl E. Calhoun, Sr., of S.C., and one brother, Carl W. Calhoun, of Hampton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   He was a 1995 graduate of Hampton High School. He was retired due to disability.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.

Pauline Delillo

  
Mrs. Pauline Carlee Pritchard DeLillo, 79, 146 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003 in the Roan Highlands Nursing Center following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Carter County, she had lived in Baltimore, Md. most of her life. She was the daughter of the late James and Polly Jane Hughes Pritchard. She was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. DeLillo; one sister, and two brothers.
   Survivors include one daughter, Dianne M. Jubb, of Glen Burnie, Md; one sister, Bonnie Patterson, Elizabethton; five brothers, Robert Pritchard, Va.; Nathan Pritchard, Kingsport; Ganes Pritchard, Elizabethton; Eugene Pritchard, Northeast, Md., and J.P. Pritchard, Johnson City; three grandchildren, Theresa Van Gilder, Annapolis, Md.; Leah Tillett, Annapolis, Md., and Paul Ogle III, of Glen Burnie, Md., and four great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   DELILLO -- The Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Pauline Carlee DeLillo, 79, 146 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. On line condolences may be sent to the family through www.hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Nickelson W. Johnson
   Nickelson Wayne Johnson, 54, 108 Carver Crabtree Road, Hampton, died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Johnson was a native of Carter County and the son of Biddie Blevins Johnson, Elizabethton, and the late William A. Johnson. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Thurman Johnson and Herman Johnson.
   Mr. Johnson was a member of Pearce's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He was an employee of Sara Lee Bakery, Spruce Pine, N.C., and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam.
   Survivors include his wife, Edna Hyder Johnson, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, April Laughters, Hampton, and Crystal and Joel Martin, Bluff City; two grandchildren, Taylor Laughters and Noah Laughters, both of Hampton; and a sister, Callie Tolley, 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
  
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Nickelson Wayne Johnson, 54, 108 Carver Crabtree Road, Hampton, who died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 21, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Bob Campbell and the Rev. John Stevens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jennifer Crabtree, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 22, at Whitehead Cemetery with military honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Gerald Watson, Dana Roberson, John Moore, Larry Oliver, Jack Smith and Jim Pitman. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Sara Lee Bakery. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 108 Carver Crabtree Road, Hampton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Johnson to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Eulee C. Stevens

  
Mrs. Eulee Chambers Stevens, 90, 104 Mill Pond Rd., Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003 in the Hillview Health Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Blaine and Flora Bowers Chambers. Mrs. Stevens was the oldest member of Valley Forge Christian Church. She was a former member of the choir and the Adult Ladies Sunday School class.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Stevens, August 2, 1973, and by two sisters, Hildred Chambers and Ruby Buckles.
   Survivors include a son, James Monroe Stevens, Jr., Elizabethton, and his fiance, Sandra Forbes, Hampton; one sister, Mrs. Blaine Jenkins, Elizabethton; one niece, Patsy Phipps, Elizabethton; three nephews, Tommy Jenkins and David Jenkins, both of Elizabethton, and Johnny Buckles, Lynchburg, Va. Seven great nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STEVENS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eulee Chambers Stevens, 90, 104 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. H. Clay Bailey and Mr. Jason Burchfield, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Chambers Cemetery. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday will be Larry Stevens, Steve Norris, Steve Lipford, Thurman Johnson, James Rouse, Tommy Jenkins, David Jenkins, and Marvin "Bucky" Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Williams, Terry Montgomery, Bill Roberts, Frank Bays, Steve Shell, Patrick Phipps, Jack Forbes, Johnny Buckles, Allen Phipps, Dr. Robert Walter, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Dr. Harold Alison, her care givers, and her church family. Also surviving are her special friends, George Greene, Hazel Johnson, Leafie Payne, Darlie Hyder, Milburn and Francis Ellis and family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Stevens family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jessie J. Wallace

  
Jessie James Wallace, 30, 317 East Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 17, 2003, at Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport.
   Mr. Wallace was a native of Modesto, Calif., and had lived in Elizabethton for the past five years.
   Mr. Wallace was employed as a fork lift operator with the J-Ran Corporation, Fall Branch. He was a member of Fellowship Chapel, Bristol, Va.
   Survivors include his wife, Sarah Adams Wallace; two daughters, Breanna Wallace and Gabrielle Wallace, of the home; his mother, Carol Wallace, Modesto, Calif.; his father and stepmother, Danny and Esther Wallace, Modesto, Calif.; two brothers, Danny Wallace Jr. and Greg Wallace, both of Modesto, Calif.; two sisters, Erica Wallace and Angel Padilla, both of Modesto, Calif.; and his maternal grandmother, Dorothy, of Modesto, Calif. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WALLACE -- Funeral services for Jessie James Wallace, 30, 317 East Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 17, 2003, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Scott Price officiating. Music will be provided by Kathy Norris, soloist, and Edwin Taylor, organist. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Richardson, Kim Richardson, Chris Richardson, Allen Richardson, Howard Reed, Richard Righter, Nathan Taylor, Tony Taylor, Greg Wallace, Danny Wallace, Chris Cruz, Mike Chupco and employees of J-Ran Corporation. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Chapel, Bristol, Va. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Wallace Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie D. Woody

   NEWLAND, N.C. -- Ronnie Dale Woody, 57, of Newland, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital, Asheville, after an extended illness.
   Mr. Woody was a native of Avery County and a son of the late William and Mildred Woody. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Heraldine Hensley.
   Survivors include his wife, Elva Naomia Woody, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Scarlett Woody, Montezuma; a daughter and son-in-law, Tony and Rhonda Whitehead, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Haley and Heath Woody and Lucas and Savannah Whitehead; other family, Gerri Woody, Tony Woody, Robert Woody, all of Newland, Terry Woody, Roan Mountain, Tenn., and Darrell Woody, Erwin, Tenn.; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Eugene Harmon and Sally Clawson.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, (828) 733-2121, is serving the Woody family.
  
   WOODY -- Funeral services for Ronnie Dale Woody, 57, of Newland, N.C., who departed this world on Wednesday, February 19, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 23, from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, with the Rev. James Beaver and the Rev. Ron Trivett officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charles and Kathy Gilliam and Kim Frye. Interment will follow in the Woody Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tony Whitehead, Danny Woody, Shawn Woody, Michael Austin, Dean Shell and Byron Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Egidio and staff. A special "thank you" to the staff of St. Joseph Hospital for the wonderful care and to Dr. Robert Egidio for all the years of not only being Ronnie's doctor, but being a wonderful friend as well. Condolences may be sent at www.reinssturdivantfuneralhome.com. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, N.C., is serving the Woody Family.

February 20, 2003

Roy K. Childress

  
Roy K. Childress, 84, 1012 Circle Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at his residence following an extended illness.
   He was a native of Staunton, Va. Mr. Childress was the son of the late William Roy Childress, for whom the Brown-Childress Football Stadium was named, and Edith Pauline Price Childress, violinist and Sunday School teacher.
   He was a member of First Baptist Church, Bristol, Va. He attended First Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton. He was a former president of the 60-member Men's Bible Class.
   Mr. Childress operated the family business, Childress Hardware and Hatchery, after the death of his father. He accepted an offer with the Muir Drug Co., Evansville, Ind. as assistant manager. He joined the new store staff of Sears Roebuck and Co., in Bristol, Tenn. as the Advertising and Promotional Manager. After 30 years of Sears management positions, he retired from the company.
   He was an Elizabethton High School graduate and a graduate of the Tennessee Aircraft Institute and the Army Administrative School, Fort Logan, Colo. He also obtained a business education including schools in kitchen, plumbing, heating and air condition design and installation.
   He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Force in China. He was attached to the 14th Air Force 68th Composite Wing under the command of General Chenault and attained the rank of Staff Sargeant. He was honorably discharged.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, and a brother Howard (Hank) Childress.
   Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Lee Bunting Childress, of the home, who he married in 1948; one son and daughter-in-law, Roy Kenneth Childress II and Michell Childress, of Bristol, Va.; a grandson, Kenneth Logan Childress, and a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Frank Robinson, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, and first cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   CHILDRESS -- Funeral services for Roy K. Childress, 84, 1012 Circle Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, February 18, 2003 will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ron Owens, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Fred and Carol Goodwin. The graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Charlie Robinson, Clyde Jenkins, Todd Isaacs, Phil Isaacs, Thomas Isaacs, Nathan Goodwin, Josh Robinson, and Bud Julian. Honorary pallbearers will be retired employees of Sears, Dr. David Jones, Dr. Frank Johnson, Dr. Bryan C. May, Frank Robinson, Millard Fitzsimmons, Raymond Isaacs, and a special thank you to Adventa Hospice. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. on Friday. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to First Baptist Church of Elizabethton, Mission Fund, 212 East F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to the 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 incharge of arrangements.
   Mr. Childress also studied piano, becoming a jazz piano player. He organized a 15-piece dance band while still at Elizabethton High School. He was also one of the original entertainers of Radio Station WBEJ, having a program titled, "Artistry in Rhythm". WBEJ opened in 1946. Mr. Childress was also a member of the Elizabethton High School band for four years. His brother, Howard (Hank) Childress, was a member of the 1938 championship football team and an all-star end in Elizabethton. Mr. Childress's wife, Dorothy, was an elementary school teacher in Bristol, Tenn., who taught school for 33 years before retiring.

Thomas P. Copas

  
Mr. Thomas Paul "Tom" Copas, 49, 412 Riverside Drive, Unicoi, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at his residence.
   Mr. Copas was a Sullivan County native having lived most of his life in Unicoi County. He was a son of Dorothy June White Copas, Unicoi, and the late Paul Copas, Jr.
   Mr. Copas was a truck driver. He was a member of Chestoa Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Zeb Floyd Copas; one daughter, Patience Nicole Copas; one brother, Terry Wayne Copas, Gray, and one nephew, Anthony Wayne Copas, Elk Hart, Ind. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   COPAS -- Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Paul "Tom" Copas, 49, 412 Riverside Drive, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, February 19, 2003 will be held at noon Friday, February 21, 2003 at the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Thurman Sullivan and Reverend E.L. Wheeler will officiate. Music will be provided by Queenie Wheeler and Inez Chandler. Interment will follow in Jones Cemetery, Unicoi. Keith Edwards, Kent Harris, Dean Garland, Bob Howell, Johnny Grindstaff, Billy Noble, Robert Hicks, and Mike Hunter will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 11:30 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 412 Riverside Drive, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Florine Hyder

  
Mrs. Florine "Flo" Hyder, 72, 825 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at the residence of a daughter, Wanda Grace, 117 Carroll Drive, Gray, Tenn.
   A native of Washington County, she was a daughter of Savanah Shepard Casey, Johnson City, and the late Charlie Casey. She had lived in Carter County for 35 years.
   She was a member of the College Park Free Will Baptist Church. She retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital Canteen Service at Mountain Home.
   She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Davis, and two brothers, Jack and Johnny Casey.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Gaylord Hyder; one son, C.J. Campbell, Johnson City; two other daughters, Marilyn Bare and Gail Johnson, both of Gray, Tenn.; two step-sons, Gaylynn Hyder, Hampton, and Scottie Hyder, Elizabethton; one step-daughter, Regina Honeycutt, Jonesville, Va.; five sisters, Jean Buckingham, Brenda Honeycutt, Molly Doty, Betty Sheets, and Penny Boston, all of Johnson City; two brothers, Hillard Casey, Hampton, and Jimmy Casey, Jonesborough; 11 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HYDER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Florine "Flo" Hyder, 72, 825 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, who died Tuesday, February 18, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. D.C. Byrd and Rev. David Morgan officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2003 in the Hyder Family Cemetery. The Knight family will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday will be Jason Campbell, Keith Garland, Chaz Grace, Jimmy Cole, Edward Chambers, and William Cole. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. Condolences to the Hyder family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William Phillips, Sr.

  
Mr. William "Bill" Phillips, Sr., 83, 436 Division Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003 in the James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital, Johnson City, following a brief illness.
   A native of Abingdon, Va., he was the son of the late William Daniel and Laura Edwards Phillips.
   He was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation and was a member of West Side Christian Church.
   He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanelle Smith Phillips, in 1995; five sisters, and four brothers.
   Survivors include one son, William A. Phillips, Jr., Houston, Texas; one brother, Ralph Phillips, Johnson City; a special niece, Peggy Greeley, Elizabethton, and a special nephew, Jim Smith, Jr., Johnson City. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway-Percy.
  
   PHILLIPS -- Funeral services for Mr. William "Bill" Phillips, Sr., 83, 436 Division Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Jim Curtis, minister, officiating. Music will be by Mrs. Ardith Sheffield, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2003 in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Bautista, Crawford Scott, Jack Honeycutt, Hubert Toney, Mack McClellan, Luther McKeehan, Earl Wilson, Dr. David Fenner, and the West Side Christian Church family. Military honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. on Saturday. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Jessie J. Wallace

  
Jessie James Wallace, 30, 317 E. Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 17, 2003, at Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport.
   Mr. Wallace was a native of Modesto, Calif., and had lived in Elizabethton for the past five years.
   Mr. Wallace was employed as a fork lift operator with the J-Ron Corporation, Fall Branch. He was a member of Fellowship Chapel, Bristol.
   Survivors include his wife, Sarah Adams Wallace; two daughters, Breanna Wallace and Gabrielle Wallace, of the home; his mother, Carol Wallace, Modesto, Calif.; his father and stepmother, Danny and Esther Wallace, Modesto, Calif.; two brothers, Danny Wallace Jr. and Greg Wallace, both of Modesto, Calif.; two sisters, Erica Wallace and Angel Padilla, both of Modesto, Calif.; and his maternal grandmother, Dorothy, of Modesto, Calif. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lucy B. Ward

  
Lucy B. Ward, 72, 912 Walker Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003 in the Life Care Center.
   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Nell Marie Vaught Barry. She had lived in Elizabethton for several years.
   She was a 1950 graduate of Johnson County High School and attended East Tennessee State University. Mrs. Ward had been employed at the Elizabethton Star where she had worked for several departments. She also had been employed at the Carter County Sheriff's Department and Hitchcock Memorials.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, William (Bill) Barry.
   Mrs. Ward was a member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include her husband, Carl C. Ward; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Dr. John Holland, Elizabethton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jim and Delinda Ward, Kingsport, and Barry Ward, of the home; one brother, Thomas (Tom) Barry, Mountain City, and four grandchildren, Sharon and Laura Holland, Elizabethton, and Josh and Victoria Ward. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WARD -- Funeral services for Lucy B. Ward, 72, 912 Walker Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Donald Marshall officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at noon Saturday, February 22, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, 1 Vantage Way, Suite 250, Nashville, TN 37228, or to the First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 11:55 a.m. Saturday. Condolences to the Ward family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne A. Williams

  
Wayne A. Williams, 52, of Aiken, South Carolina, died Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Augusta, Ga.
   Born in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Roy J. Williams and the late Norma Trivett Rash. He had been a resident of Elizabethton prior to moving to Aiken, S.C. nineteen years ago.
   He was a member of the Aiken Church of Christ.
   A former iron worker, he had been employed by Erycson Construction, August, Ga.
   A Vietnam veteran, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.
   In addition to his wife of 24 years, Sharon Teague Williams, survivors include two daughters, Heatherly Williams, Knoxville, Tenn. and Deborah Ann Ard, Graniteville, S.C.; a sister, Diane Dugger, Elizabethton and a granddaughter, Brittany Ard.
   George Funeral Homes, Historic Downtown Chapel, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, S.C. is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Mr. Wayne A. Williams, 52, of Aiken, South Carolina, who died Tuesday, February 18, 2003, will be held Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Aiken Church of Christ, Aiken, S.C. with minister Mark Hudson officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends Friday, February 21, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. at George Funeral Homes, Historic Downtown Chapel, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, S.C. At the request of the family, please make memorials in memory of Wayne to the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301 George funeral Homes, Historic Downtown Chapel, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, S.C. is in charge of arrangements.

February 19, 2003

Roy Childress

  
Roy Childress, 84, 1012 Circle Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at his residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton (423) 542-2232 is in charge of arrangements.

Carrie L. Gourley

  
Carrie Lee Gourly, 97, 115 Park Court, Johnson City, died Tuesday, February 18, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   A native of Ashe County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William and Clara Martin Snyder. She was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, James Adrian Gourley; four sisters, and three brothers.
   Survivors include several nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   GOURLY -- The funeral service for Carrie Lee Gourly, 97, 115 Park Court, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, February 18, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Gary Thacker officiating. The graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Ivan Lilly, Jim Weathers, Albert Meehan, John Wilson, Jim Baker, E.B. Tolliver, and Bill Tolley. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Florine Hyder

  
Mrs. Florine (Flo) Hyder, 72, 825 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at the residence of a daughter, Wanda Grace, 117 Carroll Drive, Gray, Tenn.
   Funeral services are tentatively set for Thursday night.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nora Presnell Lunceford

  
Nora Presnell Lunceford, 92, 143 Rose Lane, Richmond, Ky., formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday February 17, 2003 in Berea Hospital, Berea, Ky. following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was a former resident of Indiana and was the daughter of the late Scoffield and Etter Waycaster Presnell. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Lunceford, April 12, 1980; three sons, Aden Lunceford, Ellis Lunceford, Andrew Lunceford; one daughter, Ruby Lunceford; two sisters, and one brother.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Wilma Moody Lunceford, Richmond, Ky.; Larie and Ann Dillon Lunceford, Richmond, Ky.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Stella and Richard Lybrook, Peru, Ind.; Dessie and Bill True, Peru, Ind.; two daughters-in-law, Charlene Runyon Lunceford, Bald Knob, Ark.; Sue Greer Lunceford, Peru, Ind.; 25 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   LUNCEFORD -- The funeral service for Nora Presnell Lunceford, 92, 143 Rose Lane, Richmond, Ky., formerly of Elizabethton, who died Monday, February 17, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Reverend Russell Potter and Rev. Danny Price officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service in Whitehead Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Mark True, Lonnie True, Heath Guinn, Kevin Lunceford, Johnny Lunceford, and Bill Barnett. Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Lunceford, Garrett Nelbes, Thaddeus True, Daniel Barnett, and Josh Barnett. There will be a family visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel, or friends may call at the residence of a niece, Bobbie Anderson, 354 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail address condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Roger A. Mathis

   Roger Allen Mathis, 53, 1229 Huffine Road, Johnson City, died Monday, February 17, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Mathis was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Howard and Gladys Guess Mathis.
   Mr. Mathis was a retired employee of Texas Instruments and Siemens Industrial Automations. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He was a member of the 101st Airborne and a Vietnam Veteran.
   Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Mathis, of Georgia; two grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Mickey Mathis, Barry and Kay Mathis and Billy and Sue Mathis, all of Elizabethton; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Patsy and Richard Dykes, Elizabethton; Penny and John Magee and Brenda and Glen Bare, all of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Donna McKinney, Michael Nave and Samuel "Moose" Phillips 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
  
   MATHIS -- Funeral services for Roger Allen Mathis, 53, 1229 Huffine Road, Johnson City, who died Monday, February 17, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Ken Hauser officiating. Music will be under the direction of Teresa Range and Emery Cordell. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2003 at the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Active pallbearers will be Jackie Mathis, Chris Dykes, Travis Magee, Scotty Bare, Gary Bare, Bill Stansberry, Ken Wandell, Tim Carr, Donnie Ray McKinney and Randy Lingerfelt. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Siemens Industrial Automations, Elizabethton Golf Course, Phil White, Mike Melton, Rocky Buckles and employees and friends at Bennigans. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Brenda Bare, 134 Roberts Lane, Johnson City, at any time (423) 542-6713. 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.

Jessie J. Wallace

  
Jessie James Wallace, 30, 317 E. Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, February 17, 2003 in the Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport.
   A native of Modesto, Calif., he had lived in Elizabethton for the past five years. Mr. Wallace was employed as a fork lift operator with the J-Ron Corporation, Fall Branch, Tenn. He was a member of Fellowship Chapel, Bristol.
   Survivors include his wife, Sarah Adams Wallace; one daughter, Breanna Wallace, of the home; one son, Gabrielle Wallace, of the home; his mother, Carol Wallace, Modesto, Calif.; his father and step-mother, Danny and Esther Wallace, Modesto, Calif.; two brothers, Danny Wallace, Jr. and Greg Wallace, both of Modesto, Calif.; two sisters, Erica Wallace and Angel Padilla, both of Modesto, Calif., and his maternal grandmother, Dorothy, of Modesto, Calif. Several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Oscar Woodards

  
Oscar Woodards, 78, of Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 15, 2003 at the Life Care Center after a brief illness.
   Mr. Woodards was born on August 8, 1923 to the late Nathan and Martha Hall Woodards. He was a steelworker.
   Mr. Woodards was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah Bryant; three brothers, Hoover Woodards, Jimmy Woodards, and Tommy Woodards; and one sister, Hazel Woods.
   Survivors include his wife, Linda Woodards, Elizabethton; two daughters, Peggy Woodards, Abingdon, Va., and Joan Bryant, Abingdon, Va.; three sisters, Shirley Rupard, Elizabethton; Georgia Wilcox, Kennett Square, Penn., and Helen Roop, Kennet Square, Penn.; two brothers, Charles Short, Shady Valley, and Johnny Woodards, Calif. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-4759, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WOODARDS -- Funeral services for Oscar Woodards, 78, of Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 15, 2003 at the Life Care Center, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2003 at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at hux-lipford@funeral-plans.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

February 18, 2003

David G. Curtis, Sr.

  
Mr. David Gordon Curtis, Sr., 61, 220 Jenkins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 16, 2003 in the Lakebridge Health Care Center.
   Mr. Curtis lived most of his life in Johnson City and was a son of the late Raymond and Madge Chatman Curtis. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Mr. Curtis was a painting contractor. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Johnson City.
   Survivors include two sons, David Gordon Curtis, Jr., Johnson City, and Ronnie Curtis, Elizabethton; one daughter, Debra Anna, Elizabethton; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and John Back; Lynda and Ronny Yarber, and Phyllis and Blaine Estep, all of Johnson City; and two grandsons. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CURTIS -- Funeral services for Mr. David Gordon Curtis, Sr., 61, 220 Jenkins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 16, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2003 from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend James Chatman and Reverend Kenneth Chatman will officiate. Music will be provided by Evelyn Waycaster, Reverend James Chatman, and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2003 in Buchanan Cemetery, Unicoi. Gregory Back, Alan Back, Daniel Back, David Rupert, Ronnie Yarber, and J.R. Smith will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and at the cemetery by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Family, ministers, and friends may gather at the cemetery by 9:50 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Hopson

  
Mrs. Mary Lee Blevins Hopson, 82, 371 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, February 17, 2003 in the Hermitage Health Care Center following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late James and Arizona Miller Blevins. She had been a substitute teacher with the Carter County School System, the Head Start Program, and had also been an employee of the Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency for nineteen years. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Hopson; one sister, Maude Walton, and one brother, Lon Blevins.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Jerry Freeman, Elizabethton, and Sandy and Roger Banks, Johnson City; one brother, Luther Blevins, Tiger Creek Community, Roan Mountain; three grandchildren, Brian Freeman and Drew Freeman, both of Elizabethton, and Scott Simerly, Jonesborough; two great grandchildren, Seth Simerly and Sage Simerly, both of Jonesborough, and a special friend, Raybon Wallace, Elizabethton.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Hathaway Percy.
  
   HOPSON -- The funeral service for Mrs. Mary Lee Blevins Hopson, 82, 371 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, February 17, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Manis officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kathryn Collins, Marilyn Bowers, and Jo Ann Perkins. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2003 in the James Blevins Cemetery in the Tiger Creek Community. Active pallbearers will be Dexter Perkins, Frank Highsmith, Jack Simerly, Jeff Simerly, Jeff Depew, Lester Simerly, and Ben Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Allen, Dennis Blackburn, Jack Roberts, John Henry Simerly, Paul Blevins, Ray McNeil, Ricky Simerly, Ralph Mitchell, William "Bill" Roberts, and Roy Honeycutt. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday or at the residence of a daughter, Sherry Freeman, 168 Carden Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday 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.

Nora P. Lunceford

   Mrs. Nora Presnell Lunceford, 92, 143 Rose Lane, Richmond, Ky., and formerly of Elizabethton, died Monday, February 17, 2003, at Berea Hospital, Berea, Ky.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

Roger A. Mathes

  
Mr. Roger A. Mathes, 47, of 1229 Huffine Road, Johnson City, died Monday, February 17, 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.

Jourline T. McInturff

  
Mrs. Jourline Tipton McInturff, 85, Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City, formerly of the Marbleton Community, Unicoi, died Monday, February 17, 2003 in the center.
   Mrs. McInturff was a lifelong resident of Unicoi and a daughter of the late Joe and Nancey Barnett Tipton. She was a homemaker. Mrs. McInturff was of the Baptist faith.
   Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse McInturff, and a son, Ray McInturff.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Ursula McInturff, Woodstock, Ga.; Jim and Marlene McInturff, Lake Placid, Fla.; Ken and Becky McInturff, Boone, N.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Claude Wilcox, Kingsport; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Ross Tipton, and Sam and Hyacinth Tipton, all of Johnson City; 12 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MCINTURFF -- Funeral services for Mrs. Jourline Tipton McInturff, 85, Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City, formerly of the Marbleton Community, Unicoi, who died Monday, February 17, 2003, will be conducted at noon on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Ronald Hicks and Reverend Kenneth Grindstaff will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Interment will follow in McInturff Cemetery, Unicoi. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph A. Tester

   Ralph Aaron Tester, 67, 113 Pleasant Beach Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, February 16, 2003, at Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton.
   Mr. Tester was a native of Sullivan County but had lived in Carter County for the last 49 years. He was a son of Callie King Tester, Johnson City, and the late Theodore "Ted" Tester. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandy Dee Tester.
   Mr. Tester had worked for North American Rayon Corporation and was also a self-employed floor covering installer. He had served in the U.S. Army and attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Edna Simpson Tester; four sons, Carl R. Tester, Gregory K. Tester, Douglas R. Tester and Randy L. Tester, all of Elizabethton; a daughter, Elondia Ferrell, Elizabethton; four brothers, Bobby Tester of Wisconsin, Teddy Tester Jr., Piney Flats, Luther Tester, Bluff City, and James Tester, Johnson City; and two sisters, Irene Tester, Bristol, and Phyllis Mottern, Erwin. Ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   TESTER -- Funeral services for Ralph Aaron Tester, 67, 113 Pleasant Beach Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, February 16, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Stout and the Rev. Melvin Ferrell officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Scott Cemetery, Watauga. Active pallbearers will be Christopher Tester, Carl Aaron Tester, Joshua Tester, Gregory Keith Tester, Craig Peterson and William Painter. Honorary pallbearer will be Charlie Ferrell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence any other time. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. The Tester Family is being served by Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City.

February 17, 2003

Chauncey W. Norris

  
Chauncey W. Norris, 96, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, formerly of Elk Mills, died Sunday, February 16, 2003 at the Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, following a brief illness.
   A native of Butler, he was the son of the late E.M. and Nancy Bunton Norris. Mr. Norris was a graduate of the Watauga Academy and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
   He was a farmer and a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation. Mr. Norris was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II.
   He is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mrs. Edith Irick Norris; four sisters, and three brothers.
   Mr. Norris is survived by several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick.
  
   NORRIS -- The funeral service for Chauncey W. Norris, 96, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, formerly of Elk Mills, who died Sunday, February 16, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Howard Hayes, minister, officiating. The graveside service and interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be J.L. Norris, Jerry Mack Norris, Larry Eller, Samuel Perkins, Bradley Perkins, Dale Evans, and Ray Evans. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. 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 16, 2003

George W. Ammons Jr.

   George Walker Ammons Jr., 87, 116 George Bowers Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, February 15, 2003, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Mr. Ammons was a native of Bristol, Va., and a son of the late George Walker Ammons Sr. and Martha Ann Sparks Ammons. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorsie Margaret McGee Ammons, in 1977, a son, Dexter George Ammons, a grandson, Matthew Garrett Woodby, and by two brothers and two sisters.
   Mr. Ammons had lived most of his life in Elizabethton. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a charter member and former deacon of Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church.
   He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, a former Ex-POW and a member of the East Tennessee Chapter of Ex-POW's. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the POW Medal.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jim Brogdon, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Myra Ammons, Johnson City; two sisters, Virginia Bacon, Heiskell, and Rose Carter, New York Town, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Betty Ammons, Powell; four grandchildren, Laura Woodby Smith, Angela Woodby Savage, Erica Fawn Ammons Reese and Darcie Ammons; two step-grandchildren, Jennifer White and Andy Brogdon; four great-grandchildren, Joshua Smith, Andy Humphrey, Felicia Smith and Gabriel Reese; and two step-great-grandchildren, Cara White and Dylan Brogdon. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   AMMONS -- Funeral services for George Walker Ammons Jr., 87, 116 George Bowers Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, February 15, 2003, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 16, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Rick Price officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, February 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, will be Bobby Wright, John Rouse, Bob Rouse, Bill Cannon, Robert Pierce and Bob Woods. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the East Tennessee Chapter of Ex-POW's, Ed Dunlap, Floyd Hodge, Ralph Hyder and his church family. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jim Brogdon, 116 George Bowers Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Ammons Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel 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
  
   GREENE -- Funeral services for Jacqueline "Jackie" Greene, 60, 604 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 13, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 17, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Hamm officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at her residence, 604 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Ms. Greene to the Arthritis Foundation, Tennessee Chapter, 1719 West End Avenue, #303W, Nashville, TN 37202. 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.

Arlie E. Hamilton

   Mrs. Arlie E. Hamilton, 84, 519 Sabine Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, February 13, 2003, from injuries due to an automobile accident.
   Mrs. Hamilton was a native of Jenkins Jones, W.Va., and the daughter of the late Simon and Ellar Lee Hylton Hamm. She was also preceded in death by a stepdaughter, a sister and three brothers.
   Mrs. Hamilton was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church and a former employee of Bemberg Corporation.
   Survivors include her husband, Clifford H. Hamilton, of the home; a daughter, Anita L. Lewis, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Jennifer L. Norris, Charlotte, N.C.; and two step-daughters, Virginia Lee Combs, Greenwood, S.C., and Rita Mae Presnell, Johnson City. Several step-grandchildren, 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
  
   HAMILTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Arlie E. Hamilton, 84, 519 Sabine Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, February 13, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 17, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Sherrel Nave and the Rev. Lanny Street officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Charles Presnell, Roger Frazier, Don Loyd, Paul Comstock, Charles VonCannon and David Mascioli. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult Men's and Women's Sunday School Class of Mountain View Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. 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.

Lois M. Humphrey

   Lois M. Humphrey, 78, 106 Second Street, Watauga, died Thursday, February 13, 2003, at National Health Care Center, Johnson City, after an illness.
   Mrs. Humphrey was a native and lifelong resident of Gray Station and a daughter of the late James A. and Mary Buckingham Ford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grover C. Humphrey, who died in 1971.
   Mrs. Humphrey was a retired homemaker and a member of the Fellowship Community Church at Watauga.
   Survivors include a son, Eddie Humphrey, Elizabethton; a daughter, June Gibson, Watauga; two sisters, Alma Cox, Knoxville, and Edith Jones, Gray Station; and a special friend, Lena Humphrey, Watauga. Three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HUMPHREY -- Funeral services for Lois M. Humphrey, 78, 106 Second Street, Watauga, who died Thursday, February 13, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 16, in the South Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Hauser and the Rev. Paul Peer officiating. Singing will be provided by the Fellowship Community Church Choir. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 6 p.m. until the time of service at 8 p.m. A committal service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Monte Vista Burial Park. The family and friends are asked to meet at Morris-Baker Funeral Home to leave in procession at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Active pallbearers will be Raymond Perkins, Dean Cox, Raymond Bishop, Steve Vannoy, Kenneth Ray and Ronnie VanHoy. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Fellowship Community Church. Online condolences are available at www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Freddie L. Jenkins

   Freddie Lee Daniel Jenkins, 61, 222-A South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, died Friday, February 14, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Jenkins was a native of Washington County and a son of Margaret Elizabeth Widener Jenkins, Johnson City, and the late Earnest Hardin Jenkins I. He was also preceded in death by two infant sisters and a brother, Earnest Hardin Jenkins II.
   Mr. Jenkins was employed as a CNC Programmer with Alemite Corporation, Johnson City. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. He was a Southern Baptist.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Brenda Gail Swartz Jenkins; four daughters, Donna Elizabeth Whitehead, Decatur, Ga., Dawn Marie Gregg, Johnson City, Margaret Ann Jenkins-Rasnick and Ashley Marie Carrico, both of Elizabethton; two sons, Daniel Luther Hardin Jenkins, Johnson City, and Christopher Allen Jenkins, of the home; four sisters, Betty Jean Thompson, Carol Elizabeth Maupin and Debra June Childress, all of Johnson City, and Nancy Aileen Bellamy, Anna, Ill.; four brothers, Jerry Lynn Jenkins, Ronald Charles Jenkins, Michael Allen Jenkins and Kenneth James Jenkins, all of Johnson City; and three grandchildren, Anita Katelyn Rasnick, Jonathan Kane Rasnick and Steven Jeffrey Whitehead. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JENKINS -- Funeral services for Freddie Lee Daniel Jenkins, 61, 222-A South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, who died Friday, February 14, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, February 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Albert Jarnagin Jr. officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence or at the residence of his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Jenkins, 215 North Road, Johnson City. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Jenkins Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Winifred B. Wiggins

   Winifred Brinkley Wiggins, 96, 8740 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, died Friday, February 14, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Wiggins was a native of Carter County, a former resident of Canton, Ohio, and had lived in Roan Mountain since 1962. She was the daughter of the late James Walter and Bonnie Church Brinkley.
   Mrs. Wiggins was the oldest member of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church. She was retired from Western Auto, Canton, Ohio, after serving 19 years in the Credit Department. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Louisville, Ohio, and Roan Mountain, Cloudland Chapter No. 230. She also served as Worthy Matron in both Ohio and Tennessee Chapters and was a former state officer in Tennessee. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Ohio.
   Mrs. Wiggins was a member of the Carter County Humane Society. She was an avid bowler up until her late 80s and sponsored a bowling team in Elizabethton. She was a former owner of Wighaven Kennels, where she raised standard poodles, and was a registered dog groomer as long as her health permitted.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas William Wiggins, August 24, 1978; a son, James Walter Chambers; three brothers, James W. Brinkley Jr., William "Bill" H. Brinkley and Gene Brinkley; two sisters, Evelyn Brinkley Young and Jane Brinkley; a granddaughter, Shirley Chambers Wesselgrin; and her stepmother, Esther Kernodle Brinkley.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Max and Mary Chambers and Richard and Beverly Chambers, all of Canton, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Chambers, Canton, Ohio; six grandchildren, Michael Chambers, Arlington, Va., Scott Chambers, Bethesda, Md., Linda Simmons, John Chambers and Richard Chambers, all of Canton, Ohio, and Nancy Kennedy, Akron, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and George Brinkley Mull, Vale, N.C.; a special sister-in-law, Virgie Julian Brinkley, Roan Mountain; three nieces, Bonnie Dobosz, Griffith, Ind., Linda B. Morgan, Johnson City, and Patsy Young Crum, Greeneville; and four nephews, James W. Brinkley III, Jonesborough, Michael Brinkley, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., David Mull, Roan Mountain, and George Mull, Vale, N.C.
   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
  
   WIGGINS -- Private graveside services for Winifred Brinkley Wiggins, 96, 8740 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, February 14, 2003, will be conducted at Ray Cemetery, Shell Creek Community, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Gerald Holly officiating. It was Mrs. Wiggins' request for no visitation and no funeral service to be held. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Wiggins to the Lower Shell Creek Christian Church, P.O. Box 127, Roan Mountain, TN 37687 or to the Carter County Humane Society, 159 Hickory Hollow Road, 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.

Lt. Colonel James I. Wilson

   Lt. Colonel James Isaac "Jimmy" Wilson, 55, 7174 Corsiea Drive, Germantown, Tenn., died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 12, 2003, in Germany. He was on a mission with the 164th Civil Engineering Unit of the Tennessee Air National Guard based in Memphis.
   Lt. Colonel Wilson was a native of Carter County and a son of Ethel Cates Wilson, Johnson City, and the late Albert L. Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Isaac and Alice Wilson and J.R. and Mattie Cates.
   Lt. Colonel Wilson had been with the United States Air Force for 30 years. He graduated from University High School and the University of Tennessee School of Architecture and had taught courses at the State Technical School in Memphis. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Germantown.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 29 years, Margaret Odom Wilson, of the home; a daughter, Megan Wilson, of the home; his mother-in-law, Virginia Odom, Mosheim; three brothers, A. Richard Wilson, Houston, Texas, Judge John K. Wilson, Greeneville, and Jerry Wayne Wilson, Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Margaret Wilson Pate, Johnson City; six nieces and nephews, Brandon Wilson, Beth Wilson, Lindsay Wilson, John Wilson, Kimberly Carter and Stephen Pate; two great-nieces, Charlotte Grace and Victoria Carter; three uncles, Ray Cates, Clyde Cates and Frank Cates, all of Hampton; and six aunts, Mildred Jamison, Fredricksburg, Va., Mary Ruth Cole, Grayson, Ky., Virginia Cates, Maxine Cates, Alma Cates and Sally Cates, all of Hampton.
   Lt. Colonel Wilson will be returned to Memphis for funeral services and interment. A visitation will be held at Second Presbyterian Church in Germantown on Thursday, February 20. Interment will be in the West Tennessee Veterans Memorial Park. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Albert L. Wilson Scholarship Fund, c/o Pinecrest Baptist Church, 2129 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Local friends may contact his mother, Ethel C. Wilson, at 1-423-926-8907.
   Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119, (1-901-767-8930), is in charge of arrangements.
   This notice is a courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.