March 31, 2003

No Obituaries

March 30, 2003

Steven L. Addington

   Steven Lynn Addington, 46, 1216 Briar Hollow Trail, Huntsville, Ala., died Friday, March 28, 2003, at Crestwood Medical Center, Huntsville, after an extended illness.
   Mr. Addington was a native of Newport, R.I., and a son of James R. and Marian Hyder Addington, Huntsville, with whom he had made his home for the past 11 years.
   Mr. Addington had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years and was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and East Tennessee State University. He was retired due to disability as Manager, Quality Assurance with the Budd Corporation, Ashland, Ohio. He was of the Baptist faith.
   He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roland and JoElla Addington and Harry "Tub" Hyder.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Vera Evans Addington, Ashland, Ohio; a daughter, Joyce Ella Addington, Ashland, Ohio; a sister and brother-in-law, Jodi and Stan Evans, Huntsville, Ala.; a granddaughter, Jocelyn Addington; his maternal grandmother, Thelma Hyder, Elizabethton; and a niece, Morgan Evans.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ADDINGTON -- Funeral services for Steven Lynn Addington, 46, 1216 Briar Hollow Trail, Huntsville, Ala., who died Friday, March 28, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jack Lyons officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Jim Hyder, Jack Hyder, Stan Evans, Tom Walker, Rick Berry, Jeff Isaacs and Keith Berry. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Cole, Tommy Horton, Herman Rowland and friends at the Elizabethton Golf Course. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Addington Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William E. Davis

   William E. "Bill" Davis, 88, 400 N. Boone Street, Asbury Center, Johnson City, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Northside Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mr. Davis was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Ruben B. and Cora Conley Davis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Opal Mae Davis, three sisters, Leida Nidiffer, Maggie Davis and Mamie Davis, and two brothers, Charles Davis and Lonnie Davis.
   Mr. Davis was a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ and was a former employee of Hart Industrial Supply and PPG. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.
   Survivors include a brother, Ralph Davis, Johnson City, and six sisters, Lucille Bales, Bernice Davis, Hildred Davis, Lola Ensor, Jean Carpenter and Ruby Hughes, all of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   DAVIS -- Committal and entombment services for William E. "Bill" Davis, 88, 400 N. Boone Street, Asbury Center, Johnson City, who died Saturday, March 29, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Eddy Craft, minister, officiating. Those planning to attend the service will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. For those who prefer in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

C.M. Guy

   C.M. Guy, 65, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, in an Abilene, Texas medical center.
   Mr. Guy was a native of Butler, Tenn., and a son of the late Carlie M. and Alice Morgan Guy. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Cable, in 2001, and two brothers, Alfred Guy and Roosevelt Guy.
   Mr. Guy retired from the U.S. Air Force after a 16-year career. He moved to Abilene from Illinois in 1981, and had been employed by Lester Humphrey Pest Control for 15 years. He was a member of Piney Grove Church of Christ in Poga.
   Survivors include his wife, Peggy Guy, Abilene, Texas; two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Margie Guy, Hurst, Texas, and Jeff Craig and Michelle Guy, of Tennessee; a daughter and son-in-law, K.C. and Rick Rowton, Abilene, Texas; a brother, James Guy, Butler; and a sister, Callie Lockmiller of Michigan. Six grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 30, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, Abilene, Texas. Interment will be at Tye Cemetery.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

Saunders H. Henry

   Saunders Harold Henry, 91, 1776 Highway 11E, Jonesborough, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Henry was a native of Wise County, Va., and the son of the late John and Sally Treadway Henry. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Clara Campbell Henry, an infant son, David, and a brother, Kitz Henry.
   Mr. Henry was a Chevrolet Automobile Salesman and a member of Grace Brethren Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and as Deacon and Treasurer. He was a Charter member of Bowmantown Ruritan Club.
   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Brabson Henry, of the home; two daughters, Patricia Kirkpatrick and Jane Menge, both of Limestone; four stepsons, James M. Guinn and Phillip Guinn, both of Telford, David Guinn, Gray, and Galen Guinn, Limestone; three brothers, Charles M. Henry, Cayce, S.C., John E. Henry, Johnson City, and Ray H. Henry, Cayce, S.C.; four sisters, Maude Hyder, Elizabethton, Iona Aiken, Chesapeake, Va., Evelyn Edwards and Phyllis Luster, both of Telford; six grandchildren, David Moore, Todd Moore, John Moore, Misty Hammitt, Daniel Menge and Clarinda Menge; and eight stepgrandchildren, Stephanie Steel, James M. Guinn Jr., Krista Orr, Aaron Guinn, Emily Guinn, Casey Guinn, Andrea Guinn and Connie Guinn. Ten great-grandchildren also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HENRY -- Funeral services for Saunders Harold Henry, 91, 1776 Highway 11E, Jonesborough, who died Saturday, March 29, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, from Grace Brethren Church with Pastor Robert Skeen and Dr. David I. Guinn officiating. Interment will follow in the Grace Brethren Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be friends and family. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Henry was an avid Rook player. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at www.Dillow-Taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Leondas F. Lipford

   Mrs. Leondas Farthing Lipford, 83, 607 Regency Lane, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. Lipford was a native of Johnson County and a daughter of the late John "Jack" and Florence Billings Farthing. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Pauline Lipford, two sisters, Ermine Fleenor and Jacqueline Monteith, and a brother, Edsel Farthing.
   Mrs. Lipford had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. She was a graduate of Watauga Academy, Butler, and attended Carson-Newman College and East Tennessee State College. She and her late husband, B.A. Lipford Jr., owned and operated the Lipford Coal Company for several years. She had formerly worked at The Raytheon Corporation in Bristol.
   She was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and the Victory Sunday School Class, and was a nursery worker for many years in the church. She was a member of the Watauga Academy Alumni Association.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Randy Tadlock and Ermine and Roger Arwood, all of Elizabethton; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Angie Lipford, Johnson City, and Robert and Theda Parker, Cedar Mountain, N.C. Seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LIPFORD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Leondas Farthing Lipford, 83, 607 Regency Lane, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, March 29, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Brent Nidiffer officiating. Music will be provided by Gene Estep, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Allen Goodwin officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Ernie Lipford, Daniel Tadlock, David Arwood, Lucas Arwood, Larry Glaspie, Lee Goodwin, Allen Goodwin, Frank Goodwin and John Goodwin. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Lipford to the Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 403 7th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37243-0313 or to the Watauga Academy Alumni Association, P.O. Box 148, Butler, TN 37640-0148. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Lipford Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Grace R. Proffitt

   Grace Reynolds Proffitt, 85, formerly of 900 Old Elizabethton Highway, Bluff City, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Proffitt was a native of South Carolina and the daughter of the late Roy J. and Beulah Reynolds. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James B. Proffitt, a son, C. Terry Proffitt, and a sister, Doris Whittimore.
   Mrs. Proffitt was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and was owner and operator of Ridgewood Barbecue since 1948.
   Survivors include a son, Larry M. Proffitt, Elizabethton; three granddaughters, Lisa Peters, Rebecca Wilkins and Julie Proffitt, all of Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Roy J. Reynolds Jr., Atlanta, Ga., and Ralph G. Reynolds, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   PROFFITT -- Funeral services for Grace Reynolds Proffitt, 85, formerly of 900 Old Elizabethton Highway, Bluff City, who died Saturday, March 29, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Music will be under the direction of David Arney. Graveside services and interment will be at 4 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be Jack McLaney, Harold McLaney, Arklie Hooten, Mark Peters, Chuck Wilkins, Lewis Malone, Richard Sammons, Jim McLaney and Jerry Hayes. Honorary pallbearers will be Clarence McLaney, Dr. Stephen May, Charlie Middleton, Tom White and Bob Schaff. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 3:55 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys F. Stitt

   Mrs. Gladys Fay Stitt, 80, 1100 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Stitt was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late John E. and Nancy Clark Franklin. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
   Mrs. Stitt was a retired employee of the East Tennessee Undergarment Factory. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include her husband, Ralph R. Stitt; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Jean Stitt, Gray; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Simerly, Elizabethton; four granddaughters, Tammy Bishop, Wendy Workman, Libby Cox and Shannon Hayes; three great-granddaughters, Breck Bishop, Summer Cox and Autumn Cox; and a great-grandson, Chase Markland.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STITT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Fay Stitt, 80, 1100 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, March 28, 2003, will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday, will be Jimmy Lane, Mike Stitt, Mike Simerly, Tim Bishop, Greg Workman, Steve Perry, Jeff Cox, Tom Wetzel and Jack Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be her friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Jean Stitt, 143 Blazerview Road, Gray. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Stitt Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

March 28, 2003

No Obituaries

March 27, 2003

Selinda G. Humphrey

  
Selinda Gail Humphrey, 51, 11125 Drake Road, North Royalton, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003 in North Royalton, Ohio following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Emma Humphrey of North Royalton, Ohio, and the late Carl J. Humphrey.
   She was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Sperber.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sisters, Ruby Humphrey, of North Royalton, Ohio, and Helen Dolen, of Piney Flats. Three nieces also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   HUMPHREY -- Committal service and entombment for Selinda Gail Humphrey, 51, 11125 Drake Road, North Royalton, Ohio, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2003 in the Mausoleum of Peace of Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Reece Harris officiating. Those attending the committal service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. on Friday. 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.

Jenny Johnson

  
Jenny Michelle Hatley Johnson, 25, 1583 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 24, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
   She was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Larry Mack Hatley. She was a member of Centerview Church of Christ.
   She was a former employee of Rustler's Restaurant and of Southern Restaurant. She attended Unaka High School.
   In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Jack Hatley, and a maternal grandfather, Jim Blevins.
   Survivors include her husband, Devin Johnson, of Kingsport; two sons, Landon Ford, of the home; Donevin Johnson, Kingsport; mother and step father, Regina Goins Heaton and Jeff Heaton, Elizabethton; brother, Chad Hatley, Elizabethton; a sister, Amanda Hatley, Elizabethton; maternal grandparents, Jim and Dale Goins Blevins, Elizabethton; paternal grandmother, Margaret Hatley, Elizabethton; maternal great grandmother, Nellie Houpe, of Colleemee, N.C.; a special friend, Wanda Bare, Elizabethton, and a special aunt, Jerri Hatley, of Jacksonville.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   JOHNSON -- The funeral service for Jenny Michelle Hatley Johnson, 25, 1583 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 24, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Mark Hatley officiating. Music will be under the direction of Loretta Bowers Newton. The graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2003 at Whitehead Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Charles Ollinger, Toney Sammons, and selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of Stoney Creek Church of Christ. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at her residence, 1583 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Johnson to Stoney Creek Church of Christ, 1162 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia Putman

   Georgia Putman, 76, 140 Herm Barnett Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Putman was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Eddie Wilson and Dovie McNeil Melton. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Patricia Putman, a brother, Lonnie Wilson, and a sister, Ellen Hudson.
   Mrs. Putman was a homemaker and a member of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, George "Wash" Putman, of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Putman, of the home, Wanda and Wayne Stocton and Alma and Larry Gouge, all of Roan Mountain; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles "Gene" and Carron Putman, Roan Mountain; seven grandchildren, Rodney Stocton, Shannon Forbes, Karen Carr, Jeffery Gouge, Christopher Gouge, Judy Hill and Jessica Putman; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Herman Wilson, Connellys Springs, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Gladys Barnette, Roan Mountain.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   PUTMAN -- Funeral services for Georgia Putman, 76, 140 Herm Barnett Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Richard Blevins and the Rev. Leonard Sheehan officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Burbank Free Will Baptist Church Choir. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Hughes Family Cemetery, Buladean, N.C. Active pallbearers will be Rodney Stocton, Mark Forbes, Jeffery Gouge, Christopher Gouge, Tony Carr, Tony Carr Jr., Gregory Oakes and Eddie Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Barnett, Ted Barnett, S.D. Hughes, J.C. Putman and Joe Winters. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at the residence, 140 Herm Barnett Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

March 26, 2003

Jeremy L. Hewlett

  
Jeremy Lynn Hewlett, 21, 1410 Stoneybrook Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at his residence.
   A native of Hawkins County, he was the son of Martin Lynn and Jerrie Mayfield Hewlett of Elizabethton. He attended Fairview Baptist Church. Mr. Hewlett was an employee of Big John's Close Outs. He was an Ambassador for Northeast State Technical Community College in Blountville.
   In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Tasha Nicole Hewlett, of the home; two sisters, Miriam Hewlett and Victoria Hewlett, both of Elizabethton, and his maternal grandmother, Kay Mayfield, of Elizabethton. Several aunts and uncles, cousins and friends also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   HEWLETT -- The memorial service for Jeremy Lynn Hewlett, 21, 1410 Stoneybrook Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, March 24, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel, with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Private disposition will be held at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be Wildyn Anderson, Ian Anderson, Dennis Rippy, Jason Rippy, Michael Zondory, Jeff Laney, and Matt Whitman, employees of Big John's Close Outs, his fellow students, Ambassadors, and his many friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty L. Higgins

  
Betty Lou Higgins, 63, 1230 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Helen Julian Kerley. She attended Stoney Creek Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Steed College. She was a former medical secretary.
   Survivors include a son, Brad Higgins, of Burnsville, N.C.; a granddaughter, Rachael Higgins, of Burnsville, N.C.; four brothers, Bill Kerley, of Roan Mtn.; Bob Kerley, Roan Mtn.; Lawson Kerley, Elizabethton, and Harry Kerley, of Mountain City. A special friend, Ina Estep, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   HIGGINS -- The graveside service for Betty Lou Higgins, 63, 1230 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2003 at Julian Family Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Richard Estep and Rev. James Arrwood officiating. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Walter and Dr. David Fenner. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Selinda G. Humphrey

  
Selinda Gail Humphrey, 51, 1125 Drake Road, North Royalton, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003 in Ohio.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Jenny Johnson

  
Jenny Michelle Hatley Johnson, 25, 1583 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 24, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
   She was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Larry Mack Hatley. She was a member of Centerview Church of Christ.
   She was a former employee of Rustler's Restaurant and of Southern Restaurant. She attended Unaka High School.
   In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Jack Hatley, and a maternal grandfather, Jim Blevins.
   Survivors include her husband, Devin Johnson, of the home; two sons, Landon Ford, of the home; Donevin Johnson, Kingsport; mother and step father, Regina Goins Heaton and Jeff Heaton, Elizabethton; brother, Chad Hatley, Elizabethton; a sister, Amanda Hatley, Elizabethton; maternal grandmother, Dale Goins Blevins, Elizabethton; paternal grandmother, Margaret Hatley, Elizabethton; maternal great grandmother, Nellie Houpe, of Colleemee, N.C.; a special friend, Wanda Bare, Elizabethton, and a special aunt, Jerri Hatley, of Nashville.
  
   JOHNSON -- The funeral service for Jenny Michelle Hatley Johnson, 25, 1583 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 24, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Mark Hatley officiating. Music will be under the direction of Loretta Bowers Newton. The graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2003 at Whitehead Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Charles Ollinger, Toney Sammons, and selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of Stoney Creek Church of Christ. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at her residence, 1583 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Johnson to Stoney Creek Church of Christ, 1162 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn R. Kendall

  
Mrs. Carolyn Raye Kendall, 67, 159 Joy Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, March 24, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she resided in the Milligan area. She had also lived in New Orleans, Lousiana; Poplarville, Mississippi; Saudi Arabia, and North Yemen.
   She was the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Maida Campbell Nave. She was a 1953 graduate of Hampton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. She was a member of Tri-City Baptist Church where she was active in the church choir. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Frank Louis Kendall, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn Raye and Larry Calhoun, Johnson City; two sons, David Louis Kendall, Johnson City, and Jerry Lynn Kendall, of Spartanburg, S.C.; four granddaughters, Whitney Raye Calhoun and McKenzie Layne Calhoun, both of Johnson City; Ashley Brooke Kendall and Kristin Rene Kendall, both of Elizabethton.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.hathawaypercy.com.
  
   KENDALL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Raye Kendall, 67, of 159 Joy Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, March 24, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Arden Taylor and Rev. Dennis Wilson, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Huel Mosley. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2003 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Raymond Calhoun, John Livingston, L.B. Shatley, Mike Keller, Bob Carlton, Gene Weemes, Bill Dick, and Hunter Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby McClain, Eddy Zayas-Bazan, Mike Wilson, Grant Loum and Wayne Holtsclaw. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Southern Baptist International Mission Board, Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, 901 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37203. 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.

Georgia Putman

  
Georgia Putman, 76, formerly of 140 Herman Barnett Road, Roan Mtn., died Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mtn., is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Jennifer G. Shell

  
Jennifer Gail Shell, 31, 317 Bear Branch Road, Roan Mtn., died Sunday, March 23, 2003 in Elizabethton.
   A native of Crossnore, N.C., she was the daughter of Eddie J. Shell of Elizabethton and Brenda Gail Johnson Glover of Elizabethton. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Mrs. Shell was a homemaker.
   In addition to her parents, suvivors include her husband, Alvin D. Clawson, of Roan Mtn.; a daughter, Summer Sky Clawson, of Roan Mtn.; her stepmother, Robin Shell, of Elizabethton; four sisters, Kimberly Shell, of Austin, Texas; Beverly Shell Stephens, of Hampton; Amy Shell, of Johnson City, and Sarah Shell of Gray; two brothers, Joey Shell, of Boone, N.C., and Jerry Shell, of Germany. A special cousin, Angie Fry, of Jonesborough, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   SHELL -- The funeral service for Jennifer Gail Shell, 31, 317 Bear Branch Road, Roan Mtn., who died Sunday, March 23, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at the Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, with Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sarah Carr. The graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Shell Cemetery, Hampton Creek. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Harrell, Sherill Howell, and Jim "Doc" Jones. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at the Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, or at the residence of her father and stepmother, Eddie J. and Robin Shell, 112 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

March 25, 2003

Willie A. Lyons

  
Willie A. Lyons, 93, Hillview Health Center, formerly of 601 West C Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 24, 2003 at Hillview Health Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Landon J. and Dell Cenie Clemons Lyons. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former member of Harmony Baptist church.
   Mr. Lyons was a retired electrical contractor. He was a retired state electrical inspector.
   Mr. Lyons was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Lou Baird Lyons on April 19, 1991; four brothers, Roy Lyons, Earl Lyons, Clarence Lyons, and Howard Lyons; a sister, Armita Myers, and two grandsons, Eddie Lyons and Howard Lyons.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannette and Clinton Boswell of Johnson City; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Darrel and Hettie Lyons and Kenneth Lyons, all of Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Rev. Phil Gass, of Jonesborough; nine grandsons; seven granddaughters, and several great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   LYONS -- The funeral service for Willie A. Lyons, 93, Hillview Health Center, formerly of 601 West C Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 24, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jane Myers Jones, soloist. The graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Range Cemetery, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be employees and nursing staff of Hillview Health Center. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Thursday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace or at the home of a son, Darrel Lyons, 106 Lynnview Circle, Elizabethton, or at the home of a daughter, Jeannette Boswell, 1306 Cobblestone Court, Johnson City, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

March 24, 2003

Charles W. Pierce

  
Mr. Charles W. Pierce, 53, of 2022 West G Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, March 23, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Coy B. and Mary Frances Hill Pierce. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Pierce.
   Survivors include a twin brother, Freddie Pierce, of the home; one sister and brother-in-law, Mosella and Stanley Whittington, Johnson City; two nieces, Brenda Little and her spouse, Tommy Little, and Stacey Whittington, all of Johnson City; and one great nephew, Wesley Little, of Johnson City. Five aunts and several cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   PIERCE -- The funeral service for Mr. Charles W. Pierce, 53, of 2022 West G Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, March 23, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Roy Cooper and Rev. Tommy Largent officiating. The graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Charles Whittington, Dallas Calloway, Eddie Mottern, Billy Mottern, Ronnie Mottern, Jerry Pierce, Grady Hill, John Price, and Jimmy Wagner. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of C&K Wrecker Service, staff of Cardiology Consultants of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, staff of Vascular Surgical Associates, staff of the East Tennessee Medical Associates, nursing staff of the 2nd and 5th floors and I.C.U. nurses of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence, 2022 West G Street, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

March 23, 2003

Julian J. Andersen

   Julian J. Andersen, 89, 212 East G Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at his residence following a brief illness.
   A native of Withee, Wis., Mr. Andersen was a former resident of Villa Park, Ill., and had resided in Elizabethton since 1969. He was the son of the late Hans Christian and Bertha Nielsen Andersen. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
   Mr. Andersen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Elizabethton, where he was former chairman of the deacons and former chairman of the buildings and grounds committee, and also served on various committees of the church. He was a retired maintenance superintendent from Moody Aviation.
   Survivors include his wife, Ione Enola Hunerjager Andersen, of the home, two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Robert Schlak, El Paso, Texas, Sylvia Jean and the Rev. James Lange, Minneapolis, Minn., one son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Edward and June Andersen, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Margaret Jensen, Kenosha, Wis., Alice Jensen, Pittsburgh, Pa., Verna Struble, Kenosha, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   ANDERSEN -- Funeral services for Julian J. Andersen, 89, 212 East G Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, March 21, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Calvary Baptist Church, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. The committal and entombment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum of Peace following the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be members of The Men's Sunday School Class at Calvary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the residence, 212 East G Street, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Andersen to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644, or to Building Fund, Calvary Baptist Church, 225 North Holly Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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.

Jean Cochran

   Mrs. Jean Cochran, 80, Hermitage Health Center, formerly of 808 West I Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Unicoi County, Mrs. Cochran had lived in Elizabethton most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Pearl Castell Riddle. She was preceded in death by one brother, Dr. Doug Riddle.
   Mrs. Cochran was a member of First Christian Church, Elizabethton, where she taught Sunday School. She was a retired employee of Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank and was a former member of Business & Professional Women. She also served on various boards of Carter County, and was involved in community activities.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Sandra Ostefan, Colo., Patricia and David Holtsclaw, Elizabethton, two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Terri Cochran, Whitehouse, Tenn., Tim and Deb Cochran, Elizabethton, one sister, Barbara Knoll, Bristol, Tenn., one brother, Bill Riddle, Kenner La., 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   COCHRAN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Jean Cochran, 80, Hermitage Health Center, formerly of 808 West I Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, March 21, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Dr. Don Marshall and Mr. Brent Nidiffer, ministers, officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be staff of Hermitage Health Center and employees of Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence of a son, Tim Cochran, 2308 Edgewood Avenue, Elizabethton, 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.

Billy J. Gibbs, Sr.

   Billy Jack Gibbs, Sr., 72, 169 Old 19E Highway, Roan Mountain, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Lake James Lodge, Marion, N.C., following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, Mr. Gibbs was the son of the late Elmer and Ina Winters Gibbs. He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Jack Gibbs, Jr., two brothers and two sisters.
   Mr. Gibbs was a member of Roan Mountain Church of God and was a butcher.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Mike Brown, Roan Mountain, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert Paul Gibbs, Roan Mountain and Elmer Dean and Darlene Gibbs, Crossnore, N.C., and eight grandchildren.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, 423-772-3928, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   GIBBS -- Funeral services for Billy Jack Gibbs, Sr., 72, 169 Old 19E Highway, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, March 21, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Lander Heafner officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Gibbs Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, or friends may call at the residence of a son, Robert Paul Gibbs, 169 Old 19E Highway, Roan Mountain, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our web site www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, 423-772-3928, is in charge of the arrangements.

Troy Herrell

   Troy Herrell, 76, 820 Lower Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   Mr. Herrell was a Red Hill, N.C., native, having lived in Unicoi County most of his life. He was a son of the late William McKinley and Rebecca Miller Herrell. He was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Herrell.
   Mr. Herrell retired from General Motors, Cleveland, Ohio, after 30 years of service. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Jones Herrell; one son and daughter-in-law, Floyd Ray and Janice K. Herrell, Johnson City; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Wilma and Roger Dale Adkins, Rush, Ky., Kitty Marie Collier, Nashua, N.H. and Debbie and James David Reed, Johnson City; one brother, Charles Roy Herrell, Chattanooga; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Daisie Herrell, Edith and Jack Forbes and Beth and Paul Vago, all of Unicoi; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, 743-1381 or 928-4595, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
  
   HERRELL -- Funeral services for Troy Herrell, 76, 820 Lower Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi, who died Thursday, March 20, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dallas Gregg will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Garland Cemetery, Erwin. Family, minister and friends may gather at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 6-8- p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Herrell is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Janice K. Herrell, two sons-in-law, Roger Dale Adkins and James David Reed and two brothers-in-law, Jack Forbes and Paul Vago. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, 743-1381 or 928-4595, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Dicie L. Johnson

   Dicie Lydia Johnson Ledford, 75, US Highway 19-E, Cranberry, N.C., died Friday, March 21, 2003.
   Mrs. Johnson was an Avery County native and a daughter of the late Howard and Almedia Brown Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joe Henry Ledford, brothers Paul, Jay, Tommy and Richard Johnson, and a sister, Virgie Odom.
   Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and a member of the Cranberry Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Shirley, and her husband Grayson Street, Roan Mountain, brothers Charles Johnson, Roan Mountain, and Ray Johnson, Elk Park, grandson Joey Street, Roan Mountain, granddaughter Mary Ruth and her husband Brian Shell, Roan Mountain, great granddaughter Carissa Shell and great grandson Derek Shell, both of Roan Mountain, and several nieces and nephews.
   Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121 is in charge of the arrangements.
    
   JOHNSON -- Funeral services for Dicie Johnson Ledford, 76, US Highway 19-E, Cranberry, N.C., who died Friday, March, 21, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2003, from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Greene officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the service hour. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Cranberry Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chuck and Brian Johnson, James Johnson, Steve Johnson, Scotty Brown, Richard Brown, Sam Turbyfill, Tim and Paul Johnson, Greg Johnson, and Randy Odom. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.reinssturdivantfuneralhome.com. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121 is in charge of the arrangements.

Fred A. Keers

   PLAINFIELD, Ind. -- Fred A. Keers, 64, of Plainfield, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Keers was a native of Indianapolis, Ind., and a son of Fred T. and Elizabeth Breen Keers.
   Mr. Keers was employed as a pressman for the Indianapolis Star and News for 45 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Indianapolis, and St. Susanna Catholic Church, Plainfield.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Honeycutt Keers, Plainfield; two sons, David and Todd Harmon of Florida; two daughters, Nicole Williams of Florida and Michon Sercy of Missouri; two brothers, Joe Keers, Plainfield, and Steve Keers, Indianapolis; and three sisters, Ann Keers, Brownsburg, Mary Elandt of Arizona and Catherine Shinkle of Wisconsin. Six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services and interment will be conducted Monday, March 24, in Plainfield.
   Hall-Baker Funeral Home, 339 E. Main Street, Plainfield, Ind., (317) 839-3366, is in charge of arrangements.

Arnold D. Styles

   Arnold Dewey Styles, 77, 875 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   A native of Yancey County, N.C., Mr. Styles was the son of the late Ulyses C. Styles and Betty Mae McCracken Styles Pittman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Styles, a daughter, Mildred, a brother, Joe Pittman, and a sister, Shirley Carr.
   Mr. Styles was a retired auto mechanic and a truck driver. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in World War II.
   Survivors include four sons, Gene Styles, Jacksonville, Fla., Bruce Styles and Harold Styles, Greensboro, N.C., and Alex Styles, Calif.; two daughters, Carolyn Kennedy, N.C., and Edna, N.C., several grandchildren and great grandchildren, one brother, Richard Pittman, Spartanburg, S.C., three sisters, Thelma Carpenter, Elizabethton, Mary Witherspoon, Elizabethton and Anna Lee Trinkle, Bluff City, a special niece and her family, Lisa and David Higgins, children, Julie Higgins, Brian Cross, Brady Higgins, Ronnie Cross, and several other nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   STYLES -- Funeral services for Arnold Dewey Styles, 77, 875 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, March 20, 2003, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at VA National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be David Higgins, Brady Higgins, Ronnie Cross and others selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. Monday, March 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or friends may call the residence of a niece, Lisa Higgins, 875 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, 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.

Shirley J. Tipton

  
Shirley Jean Tipton, 64, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain.
   Mrs. Tipton was a native of Elizabethton, but had spent most of her life in Gray. She was a daughter of the late Dovey and Rose Crants Morgan and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Tipton Sr., two sisters, Betty Clipse and Stella Clipse, and five brothers, Tom Morgan, Cliff Morgan, A.B. Morgan, Dude Morgan and Ed Morgan.
   Survivors include a daughter, Kim McCray, Gray; two sons, Bob Tipton, Gray, and Ken Tipton, Roan Mountain; a brother, Nelson Morgan, Roan Mountain; and five grandchildren, Tim McCray, Gray, Michael Tipton, Johnson City, Tricia Tipton, Gray, and Morgan and Brogan Tipton, both of Roan Mountain.
   Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Cap Mountain Nelson Cemetery, Ripshin Mountain, with eulogy by Billy Morgan.
   Gray Funeral Home, Gray, (423) 477-3171, was in charge of arrangements.

March 21, 2003

Norma K. Byers

  
Mrs. Norma King Byers, 57, 143 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, in Johnson City from injuries received in an automobile accident.
   Mrs. Byers was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and a daughter of the late Raymond and Viola Hughes King.
   Mrs. Byers was employed by Sprint Telephone Company for 39 years as an Outside Plant Manager. She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and attended Buffalo Valley Christian Church.
   Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Jimmy Wayne Byers; a son and daughter-in-law, Shannon and Deanna Byers, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Courtney Byers, and a grandson, Andrew Byers, both of Johnson City; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Bertie-Lee King, Unicoi, James and Eula King, Greeneville, and Earnest and Elaine King, Johnson City; six nieces and two nephews; one great-niece and nephew; a sister-in-law, Janet Smith; and her mother-in-law, Nora, and her husband, Jay Roark. Several cousins also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BYERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Norma King Byers, 57, 143 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Mr. David Slayton, minister, and the Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and travel in procession to the cemetery. Active and honorary pallbearers will be selected from current and former employees of Sprint Telephone Company and Appalachian Bible Company. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent through swbyers@charter.net or www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Johnson City is in charge of arrangements.

Mack Heaton

  
Mack Heaton, 67, 1224 Hillside Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at his residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Rutherford, N.C., he was the son of the late Dud and Tilda Johnson Heaton. He was of the Christian faith.
   He was a retired employee of Mapes Piano String Company after 38 years of service as a Quality Control Inspector.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Luda Carr Heaton, in 1997; a son, Mikki Daniel Heaton; a sister, Grace Shepard, and a brother, Charles Heaton.
   Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Rick Breeden, of Gray; Linda and Craig Dancer, of Atlanta; Pam and Mike Coolong, of Charlotte; Tammy Heaton and her fiancee, Steve Freeman, of Elizabethton; two brothers, Ernest Heaton, of Elizabethton, and Jimmy Heaton, Elizabethton; three sisters, Georgie Moore, of Bristol; Mary Tweed, of Dela.; Oma Coleman, Hampton; six grandchildren, Stephanie Reynolds Hale, Unicoi; Julie Reynolds, Sevierville; David Coffman III, Elizabethton; Brittany Coffman, Elizabethton; Chad Dancer, Atlanta; Noah Coolong, of Charlotte; one step grandson, Adam Breeden, of Gray; three great grandchildren, Ely, Christopher, and Zakk Hale, all of Unicoi; a favorite niece, Christine Stiffler, of Italy; a special friend, Sandy Wilson Carr, Elizabethton; several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HEATON -- The funeral service for Mack Heaton, 67, 1224 Hillside Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Mr. John Smith, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mary Lou O'Quinn, organist. The graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2003 at Grindstaff Cemetery, Siam Community, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Rick Breeden, David Coffman III, Mike Coolong, Craig Dancer, Bob Schaff and Steve Freeman. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Mapes Piano Strings, Jimmy Heaton, Ernie Heaton, Pete Ledford, Cecil Carr, Dr. Daniel Paul, staff of Adventa Hospice, Clifford Arnold, a special thank you to Carolyn Campbell, Teresa Davis, Dawn Lowe, and Tina Johnson. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel, or friends may call at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Heaton to Carter County Humane Society, 159 Hickory Hollow Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site address www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ricky Whitehead II

   Ricky Whitehead II, 18, 1028 Old Railroad Grade Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Whitehead was a native of Roan Mountain and the son of Rick and Robin Whitehead, Roan Mountain.
   Mr. Whitehead attended Sunset Free Will Baptist Church and Little Mountain Baptist Church. He was an employee of Star Building Systems of Elizabethton and a 2002 graduate of Cloudland High School, where he was an all-star basketball player.
   He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Robert "Bud" Mosley, and great-grandparents, Joe Whitehead, Wayne Goodwin, Arthur and Lena Markland and Jess and Ruth Mosley.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include grandparents, Frances and Lee Stout, Roan Mountain, Lois and Ron Brady, Talbot, and Jerry and Shirley Whitehead, Seymour; great-grandparents, Retha Whitehead and Ruth Goodwin; two aunts and uncles, Debbie and Mouse Buchanan and Joey and Mitzi Whitehead; special cousins, Devin and Austin Whitehead and George and Allen Markland .
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   WHITEHEAD -- Funeral services for Ricky Whitehead II, 18, 1028 Old Railroad Grade Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Gary Whitehead and the Rev. Steve Coonse Jr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Steven Sisters. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeremy Cole, Brandon Odom, Josh Johnson, Caleb Denton, Jonathan Gibbs, Brian Cook and James Gardner, Phillip Whisenhunt. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Cloudland 2002 Basketball Team, classmates, Coach Ned Smith and Randy Birchfield. An alternate pallbearer will be Brian Grindstaff. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rhododendron Chapel. Friends may also call at the residence of the grandparents, Frances and Lee Stout, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

March 20, 2003

Norma K. Byers

  
Mrs. Norma King Byers, 57, 143 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 in Johnson City from injuries received in an automobile accident.
   Mrs. Byers was a lifelong resident of Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Raymond and Viola Hughes King.
   Mrs. Byers was employed by Sprint Telephone Company for 39 years as an Outside Plant Manager.
   She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and attended Buffalo Valley Christian Church.
   Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Jimmy Wayne Byers; one son, Shannon Byers and his wife, Deanna, Johnson City; one granddaughter, Courtney Byers, and one grandson, Andrew Byers, both of Johnson City; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Bertie-Lee King, Unicoi; James and Eula King, Greeneville, and Earnest and Elaine King, Johnson City; six nieces and two nephews; one great niece and nephew; sister-in-law, Janet Smith; mother-in-law, Nora, and her husband, Jay Roark and several cousins also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BYERS -- The funeral service for Mrs. Norma King Byers, 57, 143 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2003 from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Mr. David Slayton, minister, and Reverend Mack Houston will officiate. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003 at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Family and friends are asked to assemble at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home and travel in procession to the cemetery. Active and honorary pallbearers will be selected from current and former employees of Sprint Telephone Company and Appalachian Bible Company. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette McKinney

  
Jeanette McKinney, 71, 176 McKinney Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. McKinney was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Coy and Mollie Simerly Smith. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Gail Hunt, and two brothers, Benny Smith and Junior Smith.
   Mrs. McKinney attended Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church. She was a former cook at Cloudland Elementary School, Roan Mountain, for the Carter County School System.
   Survivors include her husband, Gene McKinney, of the home; a daughter, Treasa Anderson, Jonas Ridge, N.C.; a son-in-law, Jack Anderson, Sugar Mountain, N.C.; a son, Tim McKinney, Roan Mountain; a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Don Landis, Huntersville, N.C.; three brothers, Joe Smith and friend, Ethel Roberson, Roan Mountain, Bill Smith and Randy Smith and his wife Bobbie, all of Huntersville, N.C.; a grandson, Dustin Eggers, Jonas Ridge, N.C.; and a special friend, Marie Powell, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick
  
   McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Jeanette McKinney, 71, 176 McKinney Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, were conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Ronnie Peterson and the Rev. Norman Lovelace officiating. Music was under the direction of the Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church Singers. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from the men of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church and Jack Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Roan Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, Roan Mountain, members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, Billy Glen Johnson, Johnny Ledford, Danny Miller, Kenneth Vance, John Vance, Stan Daniels, the nursing staff of Adventa Hospice, Warren Ledford and a numerous amount of friends. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, at 9 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at the residence, 176 McKinney Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. McKinney to Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church c/o Belle Lyons, 124 Freeman Road, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Clara G. Newport

   Clara Guy Newport, 73, 915 Elliott Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Newport was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late John and Lucy Green Guy. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Earnest Guy, and a sister, Ivalee Lovelace.
   Mrs. Newport was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Millard C. Newport, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Eddie and Glenda Newport, Gallatin, Tenn., and Michael Newport, Ashland City, Tenn.; a grandson, Michael Newport, Ashland City, Tenn.; a stepgrandson, Keith Stagg, Gallatin, Tenn.; and four sisters, Virginia McQueen, Elizabethton, JoAnn Williams, Washington, N.C., Merle Humphrey, Ashtabula, Ohio, and Gladys Graley, Conneaut, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   NEWPORT -- Funeral services for Clara Guy Newport, 73, 915 Elliott Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. Music will be under the direction of Spencer "Bo" and JoAnn Campbell. Private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 915 Elliott Street, Elizabethton, any time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Newport to the First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton, 706 First Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

James M. Scalf

  
James M. "Yo" Scalf, 62, 373 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Larkin Bill and Gladys Bertha Harrison Scalf.
   He was preceded in death by one brother, Junior Ray Scalf.
   Survivors include a son, Eddie O'Quinn, Elizabethton; a daughter, Amanda Scalf, Greeneville; four brothers, Steven Scalf, Johnson City; Larry Scalf, Watauga; Terry Scalf, Watauga; Jerry Scalf, Kokomo, Ind.; one sister, Linda Milhorn, Watauga; four grandchildren. Seven nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SCALF -- The funeral service for James M. "Yo" Scalf, 62, 373 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, who died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Mike Lamb officiating. The graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003 at Scalf Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel, or friends may call at the residence of his sister, Linda Milhorn, 376 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga, any time. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ricky W. Whitehead II

  
Ricky Wayne Whitehead II, 18, 1028 Old Railroad Grade, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

March 19, 2003

Jeffery Bunting

  
Jeffery Mark "Jeff" Bunting, 38, of 1398 Copperhead Hollow Road, Butler, died suddenly Monday, March 17, 2003 at the Johnson County Health Center.
   Mr. Bunting was a native of Carter County, born on June 11, 1964 to the late Barton Bunting and Susan Eggers Bunting, of Mountain City.
   He was a 1982 graduate of Johnson County High School and worked as a truck driver. Mr. Bunting attended Mountain City Church of God.
   He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Glen and Polly Jane Dugger, and his paternal grandparents, Ott and Ina Lee Bunting.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one sister, Margie and husband, Rev. C. Bryant Collins, Johnson City; one brother, Marvin and wife, Phyllis Bunting, of Butler, and a special niece, Courtney Collins, Johnson City.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   BUNTING -- Funeral services for Jeffery Mark "Jeff" Bunting, 38, of 1398 Copperhead Hollow Road, Butler, who died Monday, March 17, 2003, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Walker, Rev. C. Bryant Collins, Rev. Wayne Depew officiating. Music will be under the direction of Hillary Smalling. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bunting, Kevin Dugger, Michael Reece, David Dugger, Cody Vines, Randy Tester, Terry Bunton, Phillip Bunting, and Banum Banner. Honorary pallbearers will be Jenues Turbyfield, J.C. Blake, Scott McKinney, Scotty Potter, and Joe Barlow. Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Baker's Gap Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1398 Copperhead Hollow Road, Butler, at any time. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN 37683. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com.

Gertrude H. Combs

  
Gertrude Hicks Combs, 94, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 906 Combs Road, Bluff City, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Combs was a native of Sullivan County and a daughter of the late Oscar and Emily Glover Hicks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Berson Combs, in 1991, and by three sisters and three brothers.
   Mrs. Combs was a homemaker. She was a member of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, Bluff City.
   Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence and Virginia Combs, Kenneth and June Combs, Jack and Betty Combs and Ralph and Joyce Combs, all of Bluff City; grandchildren, Barbara Leonard, Sue McGee, Wanda Braswell, Lewis Combs, Kim Clark and Mike Combs; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Orville Hicks, Morristown, and Herman Hicks, Romeo, Mich. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home of Bluff City (423) 538-7131 is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   COMBS -- Funeral services for Gertrude Hicks Combs, 94, of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 906 Combs Road, Bluff City, who died Monday, March 17, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with the Rev. David Tidings and the Rev. Steve Hensley officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, in Chinquapin Grove Cemetery. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession together. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City. To those who desire, memorial donations may be made to the Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1489 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. The family would like to thank the nurses of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, the doctors and nurses of Johnson City Medical Center, and a special thanks to Dr. Jordan and Dr. Spannuth of Johnson City Medical Center. Condolences to the family may be sent through our website at www.TetrickFuneralHome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel A. Ingram

  
Ethel Ada Ingram, 86, formerly of Roan Mountain, died Monday, March 17, 2003 at the residence of a daughter, Diane Pate, Iron Station, N.C.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Osar and Jennie Whitehead. Mrs. Ingram was retired from the S.H. Kress Company and Raymonds Fine Foods. She was a member of the Whitehead Hill Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Pat Ingram in 1986, and by a brother, Stewart Whitehead, who was killed in World War II.
   Survivors include five daughters and four sons-in-law, Sue Whitehead and Ray Burleson, Elizabethton; Jean and Douglas Hodge, of Portland, Texas; Patsy and Earl Hathaway, of Milton, Fla.; Diane and Billy Pate, of Iron Station, N.C.; Phyllis Edwards, of Denver, N.C.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Cardene Ingram, of Fort Mill, S.C.; Wayne and Faye Ingram, of Denver, of N.C., and Jerry Ingram and Kay Buchanan, Roan Mtn.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith Russell and the late George Russell, of Pensacola, Fla.; Lucille and Nick Mea, of Pensacola, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Audrey Whitehead, of Pensacola, Fla.; 24 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; three nieces; one nephew; one great niece; three great nephews, and several cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   INGRAM -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Ada Ingram, 86, formerly of Roan Mountain, who died Monday, March 17, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Mark Banks, Mr. Raymond Hill, Mr. Lynn Hunter, and Mr. Dwayne Calhoun officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2003 in the Largent Cemetery, Roan Mountain. The Reeves Trio will provide the music. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Sue Whitehead, 189 Clay Little Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Ingram family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ira F. Lewis

   RIDGECREST, Calif. -- Ira F. Lewis, 61, of Ridgecrest, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital in Ridgecrest.
   Mr. Lewis was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and had been a resident of Ridgecrest since 1961.
   Mr. Lewis was employed as a Material Handler Technician with IMC Chemical Corporation, Trona, Calif. He served in the U.S. Navy.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary H. Lewis, Ridgecrest; a son, Stephen Lewis, Ridgecrest; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Melissa Lewis, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jynifer and James Ramey, Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Tina Wilson & Family, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Stacy Asborno, San Diego; a stepson, Captain Anthony Asborno & Family, U.S. Army, Honduras; and a sister, Leannice, of Canada. Five grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, in Ridgecrest.
   Holland & Lyons Mortuary, 216 S. Norma Street, Ridgecrest, Calif., (760) 371-1376, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette McKinney

  
Jeanette McKinney, 71, 176 McKinney Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Coy and Mollie Simerly Smith. She attended Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church. She was a former cook at Cloudland Elementary School, Roan Mountain, for the Carter County School System.
   She was preceded in death by a sister, Gail Hunt; two brothers, Benny Smith, and Junior Smith Anderson, of Jonas Ridge, N.C.; a son-in-law, Jack Anderson, of Sugar Mountain, N.C.; a son, Tim McKinney, of Roan Mountain; one sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Don Landis, of Huntersville, N.C.; three brothers, Joe Smith and friend, Ethel Roberson, of Roan Mountain; Bill Smith, of Huntersville, N.C.; Randy and spouse, Bobbie Smith, of Huntersville, N.C.; one grandson, Dustin Eggers, of Jonas Ridge, N.C.; special friend, Marie Powell, Roan Mtn.. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mtn., is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MCKINNEY -- The funeral service for Jeanette McKinney, 71, of 176 McKinney Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, who died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Peterson and Rev. Norman Lovelace officiating. Music will be under the direction of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church singers. The graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from men of Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church and Jack Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Roan Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, Roan Mtn.; members of the Carter County Rescue Squad; Billy Glen Johnson; Johnny Ledford; Danny Mller; Kenneth Vance; John Vance; Stan Daniels; the nursing staff of Advent Hospice; Warren Ledford and numerous amounts of friends. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mtn., at 9 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mtn., or friends may call the residence, 176 McKinney Hollow Road, Roan Mtn., any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. McKinney to Crab Tree Free Will Baptist Church c/o Belle Lyons, 124 Freeman Road, Roan Mtn., TN 37687. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mtn., is in charge of arrangements.

Lola Mikesell

   Mrs. Lola Mikesell, 79, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Fort Walton Beach.
   Mrs. Mikesell was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Raymond and Macie Dolan. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Dolan and John Dolan.
   Mrs. Mikesell had also resided in Dayton, Ohio. She was a past member of the Fort Walton Beach Woman's Club.
   Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Robert Mikesell, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a sister, Lulean Emmert, Elizabethton; two brothers, Jack Dolan, Elizabethton, and Doran Dolan, Dayton, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, in the Beal Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to PAWS, 752 NW Lovejoy Road, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
   Emerald Coast Funeral Home, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., (850) 864-3361, is in charge of arrangements.
   Announcement courtesy of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

James A. Newton

   James Aaron Newton, 67, of Dalton, Ga., died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Newton was a native of Bluff City and the son of the late Nick Davis and Glenna Massengill Newton.
   Mr. Newton was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the United States Marine Corps.
   Survivors include his wife, Jane Crawford Newton, Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Lillian Sharp, Clarksville, and Mary Barton, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brothers, Nick Newton, Jonesboro, Ga., and French Newton, Rossville, Ga.; children, Debra Jewell, Denise Arnold, Daniel Newton, Deanne Johnson, Rev. Dr. Carl Crawford and Gwyneth Dixon; grandchildren, Maria and Mark Shaheen, Brent, Mathew, Stephanie and Stephen Jewell, Kaycee Buzzo, Kelly Newton, Chance and Caleb Arnold, David and Stephen Crawford, Cameron and Connor Dixon; and great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Marcus Shaheen.
   Tetrick Funeral Home of Bluff City (423) 538-7131 is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   NEWTON -- Funeral services for James Aaron Newton, 67, of Dalton, Ga., who departed his life Sunday, March 16, 2003 at his residence, surrounded by his family, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with French Newton officiating. Interment will be immediately following the service at Morningview Cemetery in Bluff City. Military Honors will be provided by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City Chapel. The family will accept flowers or donations to the Boy Scouts of America, 202 S. Hamilton Street, Dalton, GA 30720. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to Condolences-BC@TetrickFuneralHome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

Deborah K. Palagyi

  
Deborah Keylon Palagyi, 43, 409 Brandon Street, Apt. D, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 15, 2003 unexpectedly at her residence.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Randall Keylon, Elizabethton, and the late Gary Willis Keylon.
   She was a member of Rowland Springs Baptist Church, Cartersville, Ga. She was a 1978 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a 1981 graduate from Steed College in Fashion Merchandising. She also held a real estate license in Tennessee and Florida. Mrs. Palagyi was a published poet and a former member of the Cumberland County Playhouse.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Brian J. Palagyi, of the home; a step-daughter, Jeanna Palagyi, Cold Springs, Ky.; two brothers, Mark Jason Keylon, and David Wayne Keylon, both of Elizabethton; her maternal grandmother, Trudie Vera Randall, of Elizabethton; two special aunts, Ruth Cooper, Elizabethton; Karen Randall, Crossville, Tenn.; two uncles, Charlie Randall, Crossville, Tenn.; Dan Wesley Keylon, of Greeneville, S.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PALAGYI -- The funeral service for Deborah Keylon Palagyi, 43, 409 Brandon Street, Apt. D, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, March 15, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Dale Holcombe officiating. Music will be under the direction of Claude and Barbara Duncan. The graveside service and interment will be held Friday, March 21, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Steve Peters, Tim Lyons, Mark Cooper, Paul Palagyi, and selected from friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Ross. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 8:45 a.m. on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence of her mother, Mary Elizabeth Randall Keylon, 215 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton, any time. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Crystal B. Simerly

  
Crystal Birchfield Simerly, 43, 1206 Valley Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, March 17, 2003 at Vanderbilt Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of Betty Montgomery Birchfield, Elizabethton, and the late Maynard B. Birchfield.
   She attended First Freewill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three daughters, Jennifer Simerly Lewis, Elizabethton; Lauren Simerly, Elizabethton; Holly Simerly, Elizabethton; one son, Jonathan Simerly, Elizabethton; one special grandson, Caleb Lewis, Elizabethton; two sisters, Laura Brinkley, Elizabethton; Jan Street, Kingsport; three brothers, Maynard Birchfield II, of Arlington, Va.; John Birchfield, Elizabethton; Tom Birchfield, Elizabethton, and three special friends, Penny MaGee, Elizabethton; Cindy Tisdale, Elizabethton, and Brenda Jester, Elizabethton, also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SIMERLY -- The funeral service for Crystal Birchfield Simerly, 43, 1206 Valley Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, March 17, 2003, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. Private disposition will be held at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Simerly, Maynard Birchfield II, Tommy Birchfield, John Birchfield, Steve Lewis, and David Street. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel, or friends may call at the residence of her mother, Betty Birchfield, 410 East D. Street, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Ms. Simerly to the Liver Foundation Organization, Mid South Chapter, 5583 Murray Road, Memphis, TN 38119. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph C. Street

   Ralph Claude Street, 68, Apt. #28, Meadowood Park, 1126 East Erwin Road, Erwin, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Street was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Earl R. Street and the late Savannah Bennett Street.
   Mr. Street served in the U.S. Marines. He had worked at Clinchfield Railroad as a mechanic, at Atlas Railroad Construction for 12 years, and at Jones & Church Farms for 16 years. He was a member of Unicoi Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Virginia Street, Erwin; a son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Connie Street, Elizabethton; a daughter, Karen Burchett, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, April Street, Chad Street, Amanda Felts and Daphne Anderson and her husband Wade; two great-grandchildren, Brittany Anderson and Dylan Anderson; stepsons, Odell Peterson and his wife Darla, Harold Peterson and his wife Jennifer, Keith Peterson, Terry Peterson and his wife Kelly, all of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Cindy Foster and her husband Jeff, of West Virginia; and four step-grandchildren, Mathew Peterson, Robert Peterson, Alice Peterson and Ashley Peterson.
   Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-9187, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STREET -- Funeral services for Ralph Claude Street, 68, Apt. #28, Meadowood Park, 1126 East Erwin Road, Erwin, who died Monday, March 17, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home with Minister David Byrd officiating. Music will be provided by Kay Arnold and members of Beans Creek Church of Jesus Christ. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 p.m. until the service time in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Peterson Cemetery, Poplar, N.C. Those wishing to attend the graveside service can meet at Valley Funeral Home at 12 noon Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Odell Peterson, Harold Peterson, Keith Peterson, Terry Peterson, Holiday Colley, Eddie Lee Byrd, Rick Peterson and Roger Peterson. Honorary pallbearers will be other family members and friends. Other survivors include his loving companion of eight years, Smokey; a special friend, Kay Arnold; two brothers-in-law, Frank McCloud and Marvin Peterson; and two sisters-in-law, Michelle McCloud and Peggy Peterson. Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at our website, valleyfuneralhome.com. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Ralph C. Street through Valley Funeral Home, Erwin.

March 18, 2003

Gertrude H. Combs

  
Gertrude Hicks Combs, 94, of Lifecare Healthcare, formerly of 906 Combs Road, Bluff City, died Monday, March 17, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Emily Glover Hicks.
   She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Combs was a member of the Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, Bluff City.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Berson Combs, in 1991; three sisters, and three brothers.
   Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence and Virginia Combs; Kenneth and June Combs; Jack and Betty Combs; Ralph and Joyce Combs, all of Bluff City; grandchildren, Barbara Leonard, Sue McGee, Wanda Brazwell, Lewis Combs, Kim Clark, and Mike Combs; seven great grandchildren, and two brothers, Orville Hicks, Morristown, and Herman Hicks, of Romeo, Mich. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.

Pansy Garland

  
Mrs. Pansy L. Hopson Garland, 77, 321 Jess Hopson Road, Unicoi, died Sunday, March 16, 2003 in the Center on Aging and Health, Erwin.
   Mrs. Hopson was a lifelong Unicoi County resident and a daughter of the late Jess and Rebecca Luttrell Hopson. She was employed by Southern Pottery.
   Mrs. Garland was a member of Unicoi Freewill Baptist Church.
   Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Tammy Renee Hoilman and Kristie Marie Hoilman; four brothers, Vestal Hopson, Charlie Hopson, Jess Hopson, Jr., Ronnie Hopson, and a sister, Mildred Harris.
   Survivors include her husband, Richard E. Garland; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Larry Hoilman, Telford; one brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Bethira E. Hopson, Unicoi; three sisters, Mary Kay Foster and Irene Conley, both of Johnson City; Martha Jo Long, Indianapolis, Ind., and one granddaughter, Kimberly Hoilman, of Gray. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GARLAND -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pansy L. Hopson Garland, 77, 321 Jess Hopson Road, Unicoi, who died Sunday, March 16, 2003 will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Thurman Sullivan, Reverend Travis Garland, and Reverend Terry Hopson will officiate. Music will be provided by Janice Hardin and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003 in Swingle Cemetery, Unicoi. Doyle Hopson, Doug Hopson, Gary Hopson, James Hopson, Todd Hopson, Tim Hopson, Wayne Hopson, Bobby Hopson, Don Hopson, Lynn Foster, Gary Garland, Steve Harris, Dennis Harris, Allen Renfro, Jeffery Renfro, and Robert Long Jr. will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Family, ministers, pallbearers, and friends may gather at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 321 Jess Hopson Road, Unicoi. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel W. Ingram

  
Mrs. Ethel Whitehead Ingram, 86, formerly of Roan Mountain, died Monday, March 17, 2003 at the residence of a daughter, Diane Pate, Iron Station, N.C.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Deborah K. Palagyi

  
Deborah Keylon Palagyi, 43, 409 Brandon Street, Apt. D, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly at her residence on Saturday, March 15, 2003.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Randall Keylon of Elizabethton and the late Gary Willis Keylon. She was a member of Rowland Springs Baptist Church in Cartersville, Ga.
   She was a 1978 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a 1981 graduate from Steed College in Fashion Merchandising. She also held a real estate license in Tennessee and Florida. Mrs. Palagyi was a published poet and a former member of the Cumberland County Playhouse.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Brian J. Palagyi, of the home; a step-daughter, Jeanna Palagyi, of Cold Springs, Ky.; two brothers, Mark Jason Keylon, and David Wayne Keylon, both of Elizabethton. Her maternal grandmother, Trudie Vera Randall, of Elizabethton, and 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.tetrick-funeralhome.com.

Margaret E. Pierce

  
Margaret Ellen Pierce, 78, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of 114 Vanover Drive, Johnson City, died Monday, March 17, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Joseph and Mamie Nave Pierce.
   She had lived in Johnson City for a number of years. She was a 1942 graduate of Science Hill High School. Miss Pierce was retired from North Ridge Properties. She had formerly worked at ITT, Raytheon, and North American Rayon Corporation.
   She was a member of Southwestern Baptist Church, Johnson City.
   She was preceded in death by a sister, Novella Ferguson.
   Survivors include three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Grace Rossiter, and Henrietta and Paul May, all of Elizabethton, and Desserree and Cliff Osborne, Johnson City; three nieces, Alicia Blevins and her husband, Bill Blevins; Cassidy Blevins and Emily May; two nephews, Joe May and his wife, Kathy May, and Billy Blevins. Several cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PIERCE -- Funeral services for Margaret Ellen Pierce, 78, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, formerly of 114 Vanouver Drive, Johnson City, who died Monday, March 17, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John A. Jones officiating. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003 in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her sisters, Desserree Osborne, 317 Cedar Grove Rd., Johnson City, or the residence of Henrietta May, 213 West H. St., Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Pierce family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Edelle White

  
Edelle White, 79, of 403 Timber Ridge Road, Bluff City, died Monday, March 17, 2003 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Sullivan County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Elizabeth Craine Nichels.
   Mrs. White was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   She was a professional seamstress, and at the age of 75 she received a high school diploma and a Lifetime Achievement Award from East Tennessee State University.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Thomas White, Sr.; three brothers, Paul, Arlan, and Dewey Nichels, and a sister, Martha Jones.
   Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Elizabeth and Early Darnell, of Asheboro, N.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard Thomas Jr. and Linda White, of Louisville, Tenn., and Gene and Kim White of Bluff City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Carroll E. and Polly Nichels, and Robert Nichels, all of Bluff City; a sister-in-law, Ruby Lyon, of Bluff City, and three special friends, Lois Jenkins, Ruth Poore, and Myrtle Lyon, all of Bluff City. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home of Bluff City is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   WHITE -- Funeral services for Edelle White, 79, of 403 Timber Ridge Road, Bluff City, who died Monday, March 17, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003 in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with the Reverend Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Dean Palmer. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003 from Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Those who wish to attend the service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Danny Jenkins, Robert Miller, Lawrence Jones, Lon Cardwell, Richard Bowling, Harvey Jessee, Avery Hensley and Gordon Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Rose Lewis, Paulette Miller, Anna Cardwell, Ruth Poore, Susan Bowling, Peggy Rustin, Darlene Jessee, Lois Jenkins, Myrtle Lyon, Lois Houck, and members of the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church choir. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003 from the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, and at the residence any time. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to Condolences-BC@TetrickFuneralHome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Bluff City is in charge of arrangements.

March 17, 2003

Duke D. Arney

  
Duke D. Arney, 86, 2510 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, March 16, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late James David and Alice Dugger Arney. He had lived most of his life in Carter County.
   Mr. Arney was a retired dye maker at Tri-State Container Corporation. He was a member of the Valley Forge United Methodist Church. He was a member and Past Master of Watauga Masonic Lodge #622. He had been a member for 65 years. He was a member of the York Rite Bodies. He was a past president of the Valley Forge PTA. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II having served in the European Theatre. He had served two tours of duty.
   He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Potter and Norma Hart and two brothers, Earl Arney and John David Arney.
   Survivors include his wife, Margaret Little Arney; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret (Betsy) and Sam Humphrey, and Nancy and Dennis Stout, all of Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Linda Arney, Elizabethton; two brothers, Haskel Arney, Watauga, and Roy Arney, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Kristi Champion and her husband, Randy and Kevin P. Arney, and one great grandson, Brandon Arney. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ARNEY -- Funeral services for Duke D. Arney, 86, 2510 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, March 16, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson, Rev. William Garman, and Rev. Paul Humphrey officiating. Entombment services will be conducted at the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003. Mr. David Arney, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Buddy Arney, David Arney, R.V. Potter, Jimmy Hart, Russell Little, Paul Greene, Thomas Lowe, Ronnie Little, Darrell Guinn, and John Arney, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, the Third Floor staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, members of Watauga Masonic Lodge #622, and employees and former employees of Inland Containers. The family would like to express a special thank you to Shirley Cox. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service following the funeral service. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Arney family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Martha B. Hilmon

  
Martha B. Hilmon, 74, 510 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 15, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Arvil and Hassie Hughes Barnett. Mrs. Hilmon was a member of Hopson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
   She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Hilmon, in 1964; a triplet sister, Mary Vance; five brothers, Clyde Barnett, Clarence Barnett, Ford Barnett, Omar Barnett, and Sanford Barnett.
   Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Earlene and Nick Holtsclaw; Irene and Russell Lewis; Debbie and Rondal Anderson, all of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Donna Holtsclaw, Anthony Lunceford, Chelsea Anderson and Austin Anderson, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Margie Williams, Johnson City; a brother, Buster Barnett, Roan Mountain; and a special triplet brother, John Barnett, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   HILMON -- The funeral service for Martha B. Hilmon, 74, 510 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, March 15, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ron Owens officiating and Kathy Wilson providing the music. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at the Capt. Nelson Cemetery, Ripshin Community with Teresa Nidiffer providing the music. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Hillview Health Center. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 9 a.m. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or at the residence at any time. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Irene Lewis, 558 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 1114 Broad Street Ext., Elizabethton, TN 37643. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Merle A. Morton

  
Merle A. Morton, 81, 315 Morton Road, Hampton, died Saturday, March 15, 2003 at her residence following a brief illness.
   A native of Avery County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George and Flossie Hicks. Mrs. Morton was a homemaker and a member of Union Baptist Church where she taught the children's Sunday School class for over 50 years.
   She is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. William Oscar Morton, and three sisters, Velva, Lula and Nell.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Velma and Glen Tester, Hampton; Glenda and Rev. Doug Ranshaw, Hampton; three grandchildren and spouses, Scott and Amanda Tester, Hampton; Travis and Donna Ranshaw, Hampton; Tiffany Ranshaw, Hampton; and a sister-in-law, Dollie Church, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   MORTON -- The funeral service for Merle A. Morton, 81, 315 Morton Road, Hampton, who died Saturday, March 15, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Mickey Beal and Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ann Stepp and Amy Bennett. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Richard Tester, Scott Tester, Travis Ranshaw, Glen Church, Gene Church, Jimmy Matherly and Smith Davenport. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Estep, Martin Bennett, Paul Leonard, Arnold Clark, Keith Hicks, Larry Hicks, E.C. Vines, Dewey Hicks, Ray Arnett, Sr., Troy White, Larry Tipton, and deacons and members of Union Baptist Church. Everyone will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or at the residence of a daughter, Glenda Ranshaw, 323 Morton Road, Hampton. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Danny L. Webster

  
Danny Lee Webster, 59, 408 Matson Road, Jonesborough, died Saturday, March 15, 2003 at Northside Hospital.
   Mr. Webster was a Johnson City native, a former resident of Houston, Texas, and had lived in Johnson City since 1991. He was a son of Gordon Dean Webster and Loraine Haynes Webster, Johnson City.
   Mr. Webster was a former employee of Leon Ferenbach, Inc. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
   Mr. Webster was a graduate of Happy Valley High School, where he was an All State Basketball player and was inducted into the Happy Valley High School Althletic Hall of Fame.
   He was of the Methodist faith.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Teresa Littleton Webster; one son, John Dean Webster, Johnson City; three daughter, Tia Henson, Charlotte, N.C., Nicole Shepherd and Jessica Webster, both of Johnson City; three sisters, Deanna Foster, Knoxville; Judy Schrader, Kingsport, and Jill Webster, Johnson City. Four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WEBSTER -- A memorial service for Danny Lee Webster, 59, 408 Matson Road, Jonesborough, who died Saturday, March 15, 2003 will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003 from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Reverend Bobby Stout will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Street, Wesley Plaza Suite 4, Johnson City, TN 37601, or the Charlie and Jane Bayless Scholarship Fund, c/o Happy Valley High School, 121 Warpath Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the family.

March 16, 2003

Richard Brewer Sr.

   Richard Brewer Sr., 69, 1957 Dave Buck Road, Lot #11, Johnson City, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. Brewer was a native of Winchendon, Mass., and had lived in Carter County for the last 23 years. He was the son of the late George Harold and Ernestine Bradley Brewer and was also preceded in death by a sister, Jane Robinson, and a brother, Ronald Brewer.
   Mr. Brewer attended Grace Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Hampton Auto Parts and after retirement he did small engineer repairs from his home. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran with nine years of service, having served during the Korean Conflict and on the U.S.S. Tabberer.
   Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Emily Bowers Brewer, of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Debra and Francisco Colina, Elizabethton, Darlene Cabrera, Johnson City, and Derina and Larry Turner, Bakersville, N.C.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard George Jr. and Lynn Brewer, Springfield, Randall Scott Brewer, Buckfield, Maine, and Roger and Beverly Brewer, Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Judith and Warren May, North Charleston, S.C.; a twin brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Norma Brewer of Massachusetts; and a brother, Raymond Brewer, Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   BREWER -- The memorial service for Richard Brewer Sr., 69, 1957 Dave Buck Road, Lot #11, Johnson City, who died Thursday, March 13, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Owens, Mr. John Smith, minister, and the Rev. Kenneth Kyker officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Rev. Gordon Kyte. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Baptist Church, prior to the service hour. Private disposition will be held at a later date. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Brewer to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah C. Buckles

   Mrs. Beulah (Mamaw) Carr Buckles, 79, 701 First Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Buckles was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Canie and Rena Shipley Carr. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ted S. Buckles, June 24, 1982, and by two brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. Buckles was a retired employee of Bemberg Corporation and a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Hardin, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Cheryl Hardin, Elizabethton; seven sisters, Wanda Minton, Zula Carter, Ollie Bradley, Ann Dula, Evelyn McDuffie and Gladys Ward, all of Elizabethton, and Lucille Brooks, Bristol; a brother, J.C. Carr, Bluff City; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Susie Stansbrry; and a special little friend, Taylor Vanover.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BUCKLES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah (Mamaw) Carr Buckles, 79, 701 First Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, March 13, 2003, will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, March 17, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday, will be Ted Carter, Mike Carter, Randy Bradley, Sandy Bradley, Jerry Bradley and Tim Carr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Dr. Robert Taylor, Clarence Perry, Judge Lynn Brown and Jacob Mascioli. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Buckles Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Anna F. Greene

   Anna Fenner Matherly Greene, 76, 207 Gasteiger Drive, Hampton, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Greene was a native of Shulls Mills, N.C., and the daughter of the late Samuel Clyde and Edna Mae Farthing Fenner. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, George Dewey Matherly, her second husband, Nolan Greene, an infant daughter, Dorothy Carolyn, and by three sisters and a brother.
   Mrs. Greene was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Greene, Gray, Debbie and Randy Waycaster, Hampton, and Nancy Brown, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Nancy Matherly, Elizabethton, and James and Karen Matherly, Hampton; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five brothers, Bill Fenner, Bob Fenner and Dr. David Fenner, all of Elizabethton, Gene Fenner, Selma, Ala., and Clyde Fenner Jr., Des Moines, Wash.; a sister, Linda Stults, Crossville; and two special friends, Linda Fenner, Elizabethton, and Lorraine Tester, Johnson City. Several nieces, nephews and step-children also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   GREENE -- Funeral services for Anna Fenner Matherly Greene, 76, 207 Gasteiger Drive, Hampton, who died Friday, March 14, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Arnold "Bud" Pate and a grandson, the Rev. Scott Greene, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Travis Brown, Jonathan Matherly, Randy Waycaster, Larry Brown, Richard Fenner and Brian Ketron. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey Nave, Charlie Buckingham and Dr. Jeff Farrow. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 207 Gasteiger Drive, Hampton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Website www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Merle Morton

   Merle Morton, 81, 315 Morton Road, Hampton, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

Ruby Nave

   Mrs. Ruby Nave, 85, formerly of 500 Paty Place, Elizabethton, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Nave was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Monroe and Sabina Wilson Warren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stanford Eugene "Peg" Nave, a brother, Carl Warren, and a sister, Ruth Warren.
   Mrs. Nave was a member of the Ladies Golf Association for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include a son, Connie Nave, of the home; a daughter, Sabena Nave, of the home; three foster sons, Jack VanDyke, Elizabethton, Jim VanDyke, Bluff City, and Jerry VanDyke, San Dimas, Calif.; and a brother, Thomas Warren, Watauga. Seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.hathawaypercy.com
  
   NAVE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Nave, 85, formerly of 500 Paty Place, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, March 15, 2003, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Center, 600 Henley Street, Suite 60, Knoxville, TN 37902, or the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a foster son, Jim VanDyke, 1132 Elizabethton Highway, Bluff City. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Website at www.hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Ralph Street

   Ralph Street, 74, 101 Franklin Place Drive, Apt. #5, Elizabethton, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Street was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and a son of the late Rexter and Minervia Troutman. He was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Street had lived most of his life in Elizabethton. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and had served in the United States Army. He attended Harvest Baptist Church and had served as a volunteer at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Williams Street; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Jim Dugger and Brenda and Danny Williams, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Maude Layne, Ringgold, Ga.; three grandchildren, Lori Barb, Lisa Causby and Darrin Laws; three step-grandchildren, Mandy Allen, Joy Cutter and Chris Williams; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler Price, Triston Causby and Tanner Barb. Two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STREET -- Funeral services for Ralph Street, 74, 101 Franklin Place Drive, Apt. #5, Elizabethton, who died Friday, March 14, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Greenwell and the Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Williams Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Doug Estep, Mike Hicks, Lynn Estep, Bob Montgomery, Ronnie Street and Harold Presnell. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Todd Whitaker, Carl Cable, John Holsclaw, John Stanton, Leroy Johnson, Ray Griffey, Wendell Phillips, Jane Stanton and his nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Street to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Street Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.