April 14, 2003

Edith Slagle

   Mrs. Edith M. McCracken Slagle, 91, 1615 Seward Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, April 12, 2003 at the Appalachian Christian Village, following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Slagle was a Telford native and has been a lifelong Washington County resident. She was a former resident of Pine Oaks Assisted Living, Johnson City, prior to her moving to the Appalachian Christian Village in February of this year.
   Mrs. Slagle was the daughter of Charles Russell and Harriet Marjorie Lovegrove McCracken. She retired as an Executive Secretary in 1969 from North American Rayon Corporation.
   Mrs. Slagle was a graduate of Washington College Academy and the Johnson City Business College.
   She was a member of First Christian Church, Johnson City, and the Mr. and Mrs. Sunday School Class.
   Mrs. Slagle was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clay Slagle, in 2000, and by an infant brother.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SLAGLE -- The funeral service for Mrs. Edith M. McCracken Slagle, 91, 1615 Seward Drive, Johnson City, who died Saturday, April 12, 2003, will be conducted Monday, April 14, 2003 at 2 p.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home, with Dr. Donald R. Jeanes and Mr. Tim Wallingford, ministers, officiating. Interment will follow in Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends, including Robert D. Hylton. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mr. and Mrs. Sunday School Class of First Christian Church. The visitation will be held Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Those who prefer to make memorial contributions may do so to the American Red Cross, 69 Wilson Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be e-mailed to appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

April 13, 2003

Billie L. Dillard

   Mrs. Billie Lee Dillard, 73, 1116 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. Dillard was a native of Jenkins, Ky., and a daughter of the late Bill Culbertson and Leona Culbertson Steele. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Buck Dillard, June 19, 1992, and her stepfather, Frank Steele.
   Mrs. Dillard was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include a son, Freddy Dillard, Hampton, and a stepdaughter, Doris LeJune, Elizabethton. Three stepgrandsons also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.hathawaypercy.com
  
   DILLARD -- Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Billie Lee Dillard, 73, 1116 Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Friday, April 11, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun officiating. Active pallbearers will be Glen Hayes, Kelly Honeycutt, Eric Larkey, Todd McCurry, Jimmy Stevens and Keith Tinker. Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Hileman, Phillip Hileman Jr., Ike Fortner, Steve Young, Raymond Montgomery, Bill Culler, Harley Horton and Jeff Hyder. A special thank you to Kelly Honeycutt. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Verna H. McQueen

   Verna Helen McQueen, 83, 825 N. Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

James J. Perry

   James J. "Jim" Perry, 90, Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, and formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City, following an illness of five months.
   Mr. Perry was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Nat T. Perry Sr. and Mary Jackson Perry. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ferris Missimer Perry; his second wife, Marcella Brown Perry; three sisters, Hazel Shepherd, Elizabeth Trollinger and Helen Earnest; and a brother, Nat T. Perry Jr.
   Mr. Perry was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton. He was a retired employee of Paul Chapman Associates as a manufacturing representative.
   Survivors include a daughter, June Elizabeth Perry, Elizabethton; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Rev. MacHenry G. Schafer II and Katherine Brown Schafer, Lawrenceville, N.J.; three great-grandchildren, Hunter James Schafer, Hannah Iona Schafer and Troy Kirk Schafer, all of Lawrenceville, N.J.; and a sister, Donna Netherland, Elizabethton. 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
  
   PERRY -- The memorial service for James J. "Jim" Perry, 90, Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, and formerly of Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, April 14, at First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Loretta Bowers Newton, soloist, and David Arney, organist. A private inurnment will be conducted at Happy Valley Memorial Park. A reception will follow the memorial service in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Perry to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to the First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

M. Luther Peters Sr.

   M. Luther Peters Sr., 68, 5356 New Haven Court, Sheffield Lake, Ohio, formerly of Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Peters was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James T. and Burnace Taylor Peters. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Brenda White.
   Mr. Peters was a retired Hi-Lo Driver for the Ford Motor Company. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Juanita M. Stevens Peters, of the home; a daughter, Deborah Lee Johnson, also of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Martin L. Jr. and Shelby Peters, Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, C.Y. and Linda Peters, Maynard and Sharon Peters and Shirley Peters, all of Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Etta and Ernie Carden and Virginia and Tim Stover, all of Elizabethton; and four grandchildren, Lachanda Frank and spouse, Chris Frank, Paul David Peters, Melissa Peters and Katrina Johnson, all of Ohio.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   PETERS -- Funeral services for M. Luther Peters Sr., 68, 5356 New Haven Court, Sheffield Lake, Ohio, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 10, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Greer, the Rev. Shannon Sims and the Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. Interment will follow at Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends and in addition, Bob Campbell, Raymond Lowe, Paul David Peters and Chris Frank. Honorary pallbearers will be the Unaka High School Class of 1953. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Etta Carden, 129 Log Cabin Road, Elizabethton, at any time. 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.

April 11, 2003

Lisa Birchfield

  
Lisa Birchfield, 44, of Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 10, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   She was born in Bristol, Va. and was a pharmacy technician with Walgreen's in Johnson City. She was a member of the Women's Globe and Southside Freewill Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her mother, Elva Graham Pruitt, and a sister, Kathy M. Trombley.
   Survivors include her husband of 14 years, Jim Birchfield, of Elizabethton; one stepson, Travis Birchfield, of Elizabethton; her father and stepmother, Howard L. Pruitt and Rosa Pruitt, of Bristol, Tenn.; seven sisters, Betty Howington, of Knoxville; Evelyn Weeks, of Bristol, Tenn.; Cheryl Pruitt, of Brunswick, Ga.; Connie Swadley, of Bristol, Tenn.; Lori Pruitt, of Brunswick, Ga.; Christine Carter, of Greeneville, S.C., and Carol Smith, of Coeburn, Va.; four brothers, Howard L. "Butch" Pruitt, Jr., of Piney Flats; Ronald Pruitt, of Citrus Springs, Fla.; Jackie Pruitt, of Bristol, Va., and Gary Pruitt, of Valdese, N.C. Several nieces and nephews, and three pets, Shadrach, Moses, and Sierra also survive.
   Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, P.O. Box 3090, Bristol, Va. 37625 is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BIRCHFIELD -- Funeral services for Lisa Birchfield, 44, of Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 10, 2003, will be conducted at 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2003 in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Burleson and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. The committal service and entombment will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. Pallbearers will be James Matherly, Tony Tickles, Fred Goodson, Rick Gillenwater, Dwayne Raines, Bill Hunt, and Jerry Harmon. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be sent via e-mail to condolences@oakley-cook.com. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, P.O. Box 3090, Bristol, Va. 37625 is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara J. Blackwell

   Barbara Jeannette Reece Blackwell, 46, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. Blackwell was a native of West Grove, Pa., and the daughter of Bobby Gene Reece and Marie Reece, both of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Blackwell attended the Church of God of Prophecy and was a former nurse in Pennsylvania.
   She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary Davis; an uncle, Eugene Jones; and a special nephew and niece, Tom and Sherry Folk.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Alan Andrews, Elizabethton; a son, John Blackwell, Elizabethton; three granddaughters, Melissa Price, West Grove, Pa., Kristina Andrews and Sadie Jeannette Andrews, both of Elizabethton; a grandson, Arick Price, West Grove, Pa.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Darrell and Jackie Reece and Earl Johnson, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Lisa Anne Reece, Elizabethton. 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
  
   BLACKWELL -- Funeral services for Barbara Jeannette Reece Blackwell, 46, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Marvin Slagle officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jack Jenkins. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Reece Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Guinn, Chris Tolley, Calvin Heaton, Billy Mortez, Steve Shupe, Brad Shupe, Eddie Tripp and Van Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Church of God of Prophecy. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. 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 of her father, Bobby Reece, 134 Edgewater Road, Elizabethton, at any time. 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 J. Perry

  
James J. "Jim" Perry, 90, Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, and formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City, following a five-month illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Nat T. Perry, Sr. and Mary Jackson Perry. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton.
   Mr. Perry was a retired employee of Paul Chapman Associates as a manufacturing representative.
   He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ferris Missimer Perry, and his second wife, Marcella Brown Perry; three sisters, Hazel Shepherd, Elizabeth Trollinger, Helen Earnest, and one brother, Nat T. Perry, Jr.
   Survivors include one daughter, June Elizabeth Perry, Elizabethton; one grandson and spouse, Rev. MacHenry G. Schafer II, and Katherine Brown Schafer, of Lawrenceville, N.J.; three great grandchildren, Hunter James Schafer, Hannah Iona Schafer, Troy Kirk Schafer, all of Lawrenceville, N.J., and one sister, Donna Netherland, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

April 10, 2003

Barbara J. Blackwell

   Barbara Jeannette Reece Blackwell, 46, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. Blackwell was a native of West Grove, Pa., and the daughter of Bobby Gene Reece and Marie Reece, both of Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Blackwell attended the Church of God of Prophecy and was a former nurse in Pennsylvania.
   She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary Davis; an uncle, Eugene Jones; and a special nephew and niece, Tom and Sherry Folk.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Alan Andrews, Elizabethton; a son, John Blackwell, Elizabethton; three granddaughters, Melissa Price, West Grove, Pa., Kristina Andrews and Sadie Jeannette Andrews, both of Elizabethton; a grandson, Arick Price, West Grove, Pa.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Darrell and Jackie Reece and Earl Johnson, all of Elizabethton; and a sister, Lisa Anne Reece, Elizabethton. 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
  
   BLACKWELL -- Funeral services for Barbara Jeannette Reece Blackwell, 46, 1700 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Marvin Slagle officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jack Jenkins. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Reece Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Guinn, Chris Tolley, Calvin Heaton, Billy Mortez, Steve Shupe, Brad Shupe, Eddie Tripp and Van Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Church of God of Prophecy. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. 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 of her father, Bobby Reece, 134 Edgewater Road, Elizabethton, at any time. 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.

Ted H. Garland

  
Mr. Ted H. Garland, 53, 180 Woodland Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Johnson City, he was the son of the late Arnold and Vista Viola McKinney Garland. He was a 1969 graduate of Happy Valley High School where he was a member of the football and basketball teams. He was of the Pentacostal faith.
   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Phil E. Garland and Jack W. Garland, and one sister, Cleo Marie Garland.
   Survivors include one daughter, Kristen Allison Taplin, of Troy, Ala.; one son, Ross Andrew Garland, Johnson City; two sisters, Margrie Leonard, of Big Sandy, Tenn., and Georgia Lyon, Johnson City; two brothers, Millard M. Garland, Johnson City, and Jess W. Garland, Jonesborough, and one grandson, Dereck Lee Taplin Jr., of Troy, Ala. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   GARLAND -- Funeral services for Ted H. Garland, 53, 180 Woodland Drive, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Gale Lyon and Rev. Scott Street officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Louie Blevins. Interment will follow the funeral service in the Milligan College Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tony Garland, Robby Garland, T.J. Garland, Gabe Goulds, Branson Tipton, Shawn Leonard, Dana Lyon, and Van Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Bayless, Ted Maxwell, Steve Lyon, Ken Lyon, Rocky Killen, Carmen Dugger, Steve Hyder, Frank Archer Jr., Benny Lowe, Jeff Wiseman, Greg Goulds, Tony Walker, Joseph Bogus, Mike Rhoton, Marvin Garland, and Dereck Lee Taplin Sr., Terry Leonard, Joe Leonard, Terry Garland, Grover Ray Garland, Mark Rutherford, Charles Norman, and Tammy Norman. Special thanks to all the staff and critical care team of the MICU of the Johnson City Medical Center and also Dr. Jack Woodside. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2003, or at the residence of any of the family members at any time. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy.

Elizabeth B. Harvey

   Elizabeth B. Harvey, 79, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Saturday, April 5, 2003, in New Smyrna Beach.
   Mrs. Harvey was a native of Johnson City and had lived in New Smyrna Beach since 1994, coming from Miami. She was a daughter of the late Cecil and Frances Crumley Brumitt and was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Harvey, in 1984.
   Mrs. Harvey had been employed as a bookkeeper for WJHL-TV, Johnson City, for 12 years. While living in Florida, she had been a secretary/bookkeeper for Miami B.P.O.E. #948 and a bookkeeper in customer service for Lord and Taylor of Miami. She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Johnson City.
   Survivors include two sons, Richard E. Arnette, Miami, Fla., and Samuel S. Harvey of Georgia; a daughter, Marlene H. Smith, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and a sister, Jane Shipley, Elizabethton. Eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive.
   Services and interment will be in Johnson City.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HARVEY -- Funeral services for Elizabeth B. Harvey, 79, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., who died Saturday, April 5, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday. Dan Pratt will provide special music. The committal service and interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Mrs. Harvey's nephews will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent to the Harvey Family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Johnson City.

April 9, 2003

Barbara J. Blackwell

   Barbara J. Blackwell, 46, of 1700 West Elk Avenue, Stanley's Trailer Park, Lot No. 28, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Teddy H. Garland

  
Mr. Teddy Howard Garland, 53, 180 Woodland Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.hathawaypercy.com.

April 8, 2003

Christine Barnett

  
Christine Ann Atkins Barnett, 62, 1207 Idlewylde Circle, Johnson City, died on Sunday, April 6, 2003 at her residence after an extended illness.
   A native of Mectlenburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Patttie Pruitt Atkins. Mrs. Barnett was a graduate of Cumberland High School, Cumberland, Va.
   She was employed as a cook at Woodridge Hospital before retiring. Mrs. Barnett was of the Baptist faith.
   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Barnett was preceded in death by a brother, David Crockett Atkins, and a grandson, David Markland.
   Survivors include her husband, Joseph P. Barnett, Sr., of the home; two daughters, Donna Markland and Mary Barnett, both of Johnson City; four sons, Joseph P. Barnett, Jr., of Jonesborough; Dennis Allen Barnett, Elizabethton; Wesley Barnett, of Piney Flats, and Joseph P. "Little Joe" Barnett, III, of the home; three sisters, Ivene Rhue, of Durham, N.C.; Josephine Young, of Burkville, Va., and Jean Coghill of Crewe, Va.; six brothers, Eddie Atkins, Sammy Atkins, Ernest Atkins, Paul Atkins, Lawrence Atkins, and Noah Atkins, all of Crewe, Va.; 11 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangments.
  
   BARNETT -- The Celebration of Life service for Christine Ann Atkins Barnett, who died Sunday, April 6, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2003 in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services with Rev. Walter Junior Daniel officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Steve Ferguson. The graveside and interment service will follow in Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be her beloved brothers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Sunset Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services or at the family's residences on Idlewylde Circle at any time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice Services, 1807 West Market St., Johnson City, TN 37604. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family through our Web site, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Barnett family have been made through Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.

Jesse A. Clawson

   Jesse A. Clawson, 76, 578 Roby Shull Road, Mountain City, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton after an extended illness.
   Mr. Clawson was a native of Carter County and was born on May 26, 1926 to the late John and Sarah Hollyfield Clawson. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
   Mr. Clawson was retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was a member of Poga Christian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Clawson, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cathy Clawson, Mountain City, and Lytha and Mike Sprouse, Columbus, Ohio; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Norman Clawson and Timmy and Norma Clawson, all of Mountain City; a sister, Iva Lee Clawson, Elizabethton; two brothers, Joe Clawson, Mountain City, and Zeke Clawson, Elizabethton; and four grandchildren, Travis Clawson and his wife Susan, Jesse Bradley Sprouse, Elizabeth Clawson and Laura Baird. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, (423) 727-9221, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CLAWSON -- Funeral services for Jesse A. Clawson, 76, 578 Roby Shull Road, Mountain City, who died Sunday, April 6, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Farrow officiating. Interment will be in the Brown Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Leslie Morgan, Eric Clawson, Tim Phillips, Johnny Stanton, Mike Sprouse, Travis Clawson and Kevin Osborne. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Buddy Clayton and Staff, Johnson County Rescue Squad and House Call Hospice Staff. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of a daughter, Cathy Clawson, 2390 Forge Creek Road, Apt. #2, Mountain City, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements.

Evonne W. Hodge

  
Mrs. Evonne Wildajean Hodge, 75, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, died Saturday, April 5, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   A native of Lubbock, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Ella Mae Henley Florence. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, E.O. Hodge, four brothers and one sister.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Anna Hodge, Johnson City, and John and Cindy Hodge, of Henderson, Nev.; one brother, Jake Florence, of Lubbock, Texas; one sister, Bernese Chastain, of Lubbock, Texas; five grandchildren, Annette Coffey, Eric Hodge, Candace Hodge, Teresa Hodge, all of Henderson, Nev., and Samantha Hodge, of Johnson City; two great grandchildren, Jeremy and Jonathan Reavy, of Henderson, Nev. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   HODGE -- Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Evonne Wildajean Hodge, 75, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, who died Saturday, April 5, 2003 will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2003 in the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, 525 Sells Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601. 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.

Fred A. Kerr

   Fred Alton Kerr, 89, 203 Mayflower Road, Johnson City, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Kerr was a native of Roanoke, Va., and had moved to Elizabethton in 1940 from Spartanburg, S.C. He was the son of the late William Remy and Ida Johnson Kerr and was also preceded in death by his wife, Euna Stacey Kerr, and two brothers, William Remy Kerr Jr. and George Edward Kerr.
   Mr. Kerr was owner and operator of Kerr Music since 1940. He was a member of Chestnut Grove Union Church.
   Survivors include three sons, Gerald Kerr, Elizabethton, John S. Kerr and James E. Kerr, both of Johnson City, and eight grandchildren, William R. Kerr III, Carroll Kerr, Pamela R. Cullop, John M. Kerr and Drew Kerr, all of Johnson City, James Kerr and Cathy Kerr, both of Elizabethton, and Mitchell Kerr, Roanoke, Va. Fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. www.hathawaypercy.com
  
   KERR -- Funeral services for Fred Alton Kerr, 89, 203 Mayflower Road, Johnson City, who died Monday, April 7, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Kilgore and Dr. John Adkerson officiating. Committal services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be William R. Kerr III, Carroll Kerr, James Kerr, John M. Kerr, Mitchell Kerr, Drew Kerr, Greg Cullop and Guy Calloway. Honorary pallbearers will be John L. Bowers Jr., Frank Robinson, Dr. Stanley Vermillion, Dr. Clarence Spannuth, Bob Burleson, Charles Von Cannon, Ted Tipton and George A. Wilson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence of a son, John Kerr, 105 Fairlawn Drive, Johnson City, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663 or 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.hathawaypercy.com. These services entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Eva M. Moore

   Eva Mae Moore, 88, formerly of 1101 East State Street, Geneva, Ill., died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Moore was a native of Iron Mountain, Mich., and the daughter of the late John and Hannah Rasmussen Athey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Moore; three brothers, Harold Athey, Neil Athey and James Athey; and two sisters, Flora Rehiam and Roberta Wentlund.
   Mrs. Moore was a member of Rockford First Church of the Nazarene, where she was a teenage and adult Sunday School teacher and served on the Missionary Committee. She was a retired punch press operator with National Lock Company in Rockford, Ill.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Mary Moore, Elizabethton; two daughters, Gloria McClain, Bryan, Texas, and Shirley Rouse, Ocala, Fla.; several grandchildren, including two grandsons and their spouses, David and Stephanie Moore, Highland, Wis., and Dan and Melanie Moore, Elizabethton; several great-grandchildren; and a brother, Earl Athey, Harper Woods, Mich. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral services will be conducted at Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Rockford, Ill.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of local arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

Goldie M. Whaley

  
Goldie Mae Whaley, 75, 154 U.G. Buckles Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, April 7, 2003 at her residence.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Walter A. and Esther Whitehead Bailey. She had formerly been employed at Hermitage Nursing Home. She was a member of the Fish Springs Baptist Church but attended the Blue Springs Christian Church.
   She was preceded in death by her hsuband, Junior Whaley, and two sisters, Mary Bailey and Loretta Carr.
   Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Carmon and Lucille Simerly and Mark Steven Barnett, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, John J. Bailey, of Kettering, Ohio, and William "Bill" Bailey, of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Flora Belle Jackson, of Butler; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHALEY -- Funeral services for Goldie Mae Whaley, 75, 154 U.G. Buckles Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, April 7, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Burl Sluder officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2003 in the Bailey Cemetery, Fish Springs Community. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday will be Benny Oliver, Larry Grindstaff, Brady Campbell, Dennis Jackson, Charlie Vines, and Lewis Ward. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Whaley family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 7, 2003

Lois H. Fletcher

  
Mrs. Lois Hart Fletcher, 91, 511 West Maple Street, Johnson City, died Saturday, April 5, 2003 at her residence.
   She was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late Eula Pickering Hart and Benjamin Frank Hart Sr.
   Mrs. Fletcher was a graduate of Science Hill High School and attended East Tennessee State Teacher's College where she studied Chemistry. She was a homemaker.
   Mrs. Fletcher worked faithfully with Girl Scout Troop #5 of the University School for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, James Allen Fletcher, in 1971; one sister, Mary Lucy Hart, and one brother, Benjamin Frank Hart Jr.
   Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Hart Scherrer; one son-in-law, Paul K. Scherrer, both of Johnson City; one brother, William K. (Bill) Hart Sr., Johnson City; several nieces, Jan Hart and Carolyn Coleman, of Johnson City; Mary Murray, of Chattanooga, and Rosemary Stevens, of Marietta, Ga.; two nephews, William Keith Hart Jr., of Johnson City, and Dr. Joe Carroll Chambers, of Charleston, S.C. Several great nieces and nephews also survive.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FLETCHER -- The funeral service for Mrs. Fletcher, 91, 511 West Maple Street, Johnson City, who died Saturday, April 5, 2003, will be conducted Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 8 p.m. in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the funeral home by 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, will be William Keith Hart Jr., Robert Coleman, Larry Burdick, Kent Burdick, and Ron Sams. The graveside committal service will be conducted Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 11 a.m. in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday to proceed to the cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton, 212 East F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to The Mayo Foundation, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:30 until service time. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Evonne W. Hodge

  
Evonne Wildajean Hodge, 75, of Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, died Saturday, April 5, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

Lewis W. Odom

  
Lewis W. Odom, 77, 164 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 5, 2003 in the James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
   He was born in Carter County on September 15, 1925 to the late Waitzel and Sally Hill Odom. He had lived in Elizabethton most of his life.
   He was of the Baptist faith. A World War II veteran, he proudly served for six years as a rifleman in the United States Army with the 47th Infantry Regiment 9th Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart, The World War II Victory Medal, and the Distinguished Unit Badge.
   Mr. Odom was a machinist for North American Rayon Corporation, having retired in 1985 after 21 years of service.
   He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters and 14 half brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Bonnie Jennette McCurry Odom; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carolyn Pullum, of Fayetteville, N.C.; Kathy and Cliff LaFond, of Summerville, S.C., and Gerda and Jacob Oster, of Munich, Germany; one son, Randy Odom, of Fayetteville, N.C.; six grandchildren, ENS Sean Washington, of NAS Pensacola, Fla.; David Peters and wife, Shonda, of Lexington, Ky.; Michelle Odom Pickett and husband, Brad, of Memphis; Nikki LaFond Kreciewski and husband, Paul (Spc. U.S. Army, Operation in Iraq), Darmstadt, Germany, and Jason LaFond and wife, Tamara, of Morganton, N.C., and Sabine Oster, of Munich, Germany; three great grandchildren, Chloe and Peyton Lafond and Jacob Pickett, and a very special friend, Yvonne Crowe, and husband, Dean, of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, and many close friends also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ODOM -- Funeral services for Lewis W. Odom, 77, 164 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, April 5, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry McCurry officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at noon Tuesday, April 8, 2003 in the Johnson-Roan View Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday will be David Peters, Sean Washington, Randy Berg, Cliff LaFond, Jackie Heaton, Rickey Heaton, and Bradley Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Campbell, John Burrough, Roby Carver, Bob Smith, and Michael Ward. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. V.F.W. Post #2166 will provide military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Odom family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 6, 2003

Rev. Raymond D. Caudill

  
The Rev. Raymond Dennis Caudill, 70, 1110 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Sullivan County, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Lillie Swift Caudill. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
   Rev. Caudill was in the ministry for 46 years. He pastored the following churches: High Point Baptist Church, Meadowview, Va., Magnolia Baptist Church, Branford, Fla., Highland Baptist Church, Lawtcy, Fla., Braemar Baptist Church, Hampton, Tenn. He was serving as the pastor of Community Chapel Baptist Church, Hampton, Tenn., at the time of his death. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War.
   Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Caudill, of the home, a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Judette Caudill, Bristol, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Joshua, Zachery, Christopher, and Alyssa Caudill, all of Bristol, Tenn.; three sisters, Charlotte Slagle, Ruby Adams, and Louise Watson, all of Bluff City; two sisters-in-law, Louise Caudill, Bluff City, and Mary Caudill, Morristown; one brother-in-law, William Myers, Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, 423-538-7131, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   CAUDILL -- Funeral services for the Rev. Raymond Dennis Caudill, 70, 1110 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City, who died Saturday, April 5, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, Bluff City, with the Revs. Lester Austin, Jerry Honeycutt and Fred Potter officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Military honors to be accorded by VFW Patton Crosswhite Post #6975. Active pallbearers will be J.D. Smith, Johnny Lewis, Danny Lewis, William Myers, Don Williams and Jeremy Arrowood. Honorary pallbearers will be the pastor, friends, and members of churches he has pastored. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, or friends may call at the residence, 1110 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City, any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to Open Bible Hour, P.O. Box 100, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, or to Charity Baptist Missions, P.O. Box 692, Bristol, TN 37620. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, 423-538-7131, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Phyllis F. Collins

   Phyllis Ann Fender Collins, 42, 1300 South Buffalo Street, Lot 23, Erwin, Tenn., died unexpectedly Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the residence of a sister.
   Mrs. Collins was a native of San Diego County, Calif., and had lived most of her life in Erwin.
   Mrs. Collins was a daughter of Ward and Bettie J. Leach Fender, Erwin, Tenn. She was a 1978 graduate of Unicoi County High School. She was a member of Memorial Union Church of Limestone Cove.
   In addition to her parents, survivors include one step-son, Jason Collins, Erwin; four sisters, Donna Letterman, Milligan, Betty Fender and Kathy Lyons, both of Erwin, and Mechelle Ward, Eugene, Ore.; one brother, Richard Ward, Hampton; four nieces, Laura Letterman, Renia Banner, Iris Banner and Tina Hill, all of Erwin; two nephews, Tim Carathers and Aaron Carathers, both of Milligan; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. www.hathawaypercy.com.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.hathawaypercy.com
  
Helen R. Fritts

  
Helen Ruth Fritts, 77, 733 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, in the Pine Ridge Care Center.
   A native of Carter County, Mrs. Fritts was a daughter of the late Clarence and Ida Mae Hartley McCloud. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren G. Fritts, May 8, 1995.
   Mrs. Fritts was a member of Prayer Tabernacle.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Mitchell and Nora Fritts and Phil and Gina Fritts, all of Elizabethton; a grandson, Stacey Fritts, four step-grandchildren, Travis Sexton, Tracey Guy, Cody Fair and Josh Fair; and one step-great-grandson, Seth Sexton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   FRITTS -- Funeral services for Helen Ruth Fritts, 77, 733 Sugar Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. A.G. Wagner and Steve Burleson officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Stacy Fritts, Allen McCloud, Josh Fair, Cody Fair, Travis Sexton and Ken Howerton. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Arnold, James Taylor, Clayton Guess, Dr. Stephen May and her church family. The family will receive friends from 6-8 .m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of the sons and daughters-in-law, Mitchell and Nora Fritts, 604 Bingham Street, Elizabethton, or Phil and Gina Fritts, 104 Country Acres Drive, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Fritts family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Cleo M. Jackson

   COCOA, Fla. -- Cleo Martha Jackson, 81, of Cocoa, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Susan Jackson and Chuck and Yvonne Jackson; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and May Honeycutt; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jane Pierce and Carrie and Mort Collins. Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
   Funeral services and interment will be held Monday, April 7, in Cocoa.
   Brevard Memorial Funeral Home, Cocoa, Fla., (321) 636-3720, is in charge of arrangements.

Loraine C. Jones

   Loraine Campbell Jones, 66, 125 Ashlee Road, Johnson City, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. Jones was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Dana "One Boot" and Margaret Brummit Campbell. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Peggy Campbell and Dorothy Carden, and a brother, Leslie Campbell.
   Mrs. Jones was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Johnson City, and was a homemaker. She was a member of the 1954 Class of Happy Valley High School. She was a dispatcher for the West Carter County Volunteer Fire Department and a daycare worker at Pinecrest Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Conley Jones, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Carol Jones and Danny and Kim Jones, all of Johnson City; two granddaughters, Ashlee Connor Jones and Morgan Shae Jones; several nieces and nephews; two very special nieces, Teresa Woodring, Elizabethton, and Leslie "Bunny" Street; and her extended family, David and Ann Howland and Amanda, West Carter County Volunteer Fire Department.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   JONES -- Funeral services for Loraine Campbell Jones, 66, 125 Ashlee Road, Johnson City, who died Thursday, April 3, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home with Dr. Reggie Weems and Mr. Ken Hecht officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ken Hecht and Bobby Ramsey. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kevin Eller, Bobby Ramsey, David Howland, Steve Lowe, Jason Lowe, Dennis Ledford, Chad Leming and Ryan Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be the West Carter County Volunteer Firemen, the 1954 Class of Happy Valley High School and the Sunday School Class at Heritage Baptist Church. Special thanks to Johnson City Medical Center Hospice Nurses and Dr. John Green. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 125 Ashlee Road, Johnson City, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to West Carter County Volunteer Fire Department, 1420 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601. Survivors include two granddaughters, Ashlee Connor Jones and Morgan Shae Jones, who were the joy of her life. 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 arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

James W. Nutter

   James W. "Red" Nutter, 86, 110 Warrior Lane, Johnson City, died Friday, April 4, 2003, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Saltville, Va., Mr. Nutter was a son of the late John Henry and Margaret Clark Nutter. He had lived in Elizabethton for the past 60 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Jule Kishel Nutter; four brothers, Will, Paul, George, and Garnett Nutter; and three sisters, Mary Pedigo, and Rose and Grace Garrison.
   Mr. Nutter was a retired carpenter with J.I. Cornett Construction Co. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Dennis Ray, Elizabethton, and Elaine and Bill Pate, Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law, James L. and Thelma Nutter, Johnson City, and Frank and Nancy Nutter, Alexandria, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, J.D. and Mouise Nutter, Florida; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   NUTTER -- The visitation for James W. "Red" Nutter, 86, 110 Warrior Lane, Johnson City, who died Friday, will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Thelma Nutter, 114 Warrior Lane, Johnson City. The interment service will be private. For those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Nutter to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 5796 Shelby Oaks Drive, Memphis, TN 38134. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

April 4, 2003

Arvel Dykes Sr.

  
Arvel Dykes Sr., 88, 135 Blaine Avenue, Johnson City, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Dykes was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Earl and Clete Riddle Dykes. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Bishop Dykes, in 2001; a son, Ronald Lee Dykes; and by three brothers and three sisters.
   Mr. Dykes was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, having retired in 1976. He was a member of the Praying Mountain Men and a member and deacon of True Gospel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Sue and Bobby Bennett, Johnson City; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Donald Ray and Susan Dykes, Parker, Texas, Dean Steve and Sharon Dykes, Elizabethton, Gene C. Dykes, Naples, Fla.; Arvel Jr. and Linda Dykes, Johnson City, and Dennis Carl and Sandra Dykes, Greeneville; and four brothers, Dana Dykes, Elizabethton, Jim Dykes of Delaware, Wayne Dykes, St. Louis, Mo., and Roy Dykes, Oceana, W.Va. Ten grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Margie E. Lowe

  
Margie E. Lowe, 65, 296 Minton Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she is the daughter of AnnaBelle Clemons Isaacs and the late Stewart Isaacs. She was a member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church and a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Harold Lowe, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Leisa and Eric Wright, Elizabethton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Keith and Debbie Lowe, Elizabethton; Mark Lowe, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Josh Lowe, Rachel Lowe, Jeremy Wright, and Jonathan Wright, all of Elizabethton; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Tonie and Jim Sams, Elizabethton; Faye and Ed Younce, Elizabethton; Lillian and Elmer Bowling, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill Isaacs, Sr., and Mildred Isaacs, Elizabethton; Ralph "Doc" and Lucy Isaacs, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   LOWE -- The funeral service for Margie E. Lowe, 65, 296 Minton Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 2, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Haskel Ingram and Rev. James Hawk officiating. Music will be under the direction of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church Choir. The graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be brothers-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. on Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence, 296 Minton Hollow 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.

Frank H. Morgan

   Frank Howell Morgan, 79, of South Gate, Calif., died Monday, March 31, 2003, after an extended illness.
   Mr. Morgan was a native of Shell Creek, Tenn., and had lived in California for more than 50 years. He was a son of the late Charles M. and Brucie Yates Morgan and grandson of the late John W. and Martha Potter Morgan and Timothy W. and Opie Cooper Yates.
   Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Vincelli Morgan; his parents and grandparents; a sister, Margaret Ann Morgan; a niece, Patsy Ann Morgan; and six uncles, Ancel, Ernest, Eugene, Albert, Elsie and Ira Yates.
   Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Polly Morgan Hutchins and Harry W. Hutchins; a brother and sister-in-law, Edward H. Morgan and Blanche Hoss Morgan; a nephew, Don Morgan and his wife Edna Julian Morgan; a niece, Judy Ann Morgan Gardner and her husband Acie Gardner; five great-nephews, Scott and Bradley Morgan, John, Brian and Michael Gardner; a great-niece, Kristina Gardner; a special aunt, Mayme Yates Hampton; 10 cousins, H.G. Kelly, Harold and Tim Yates, Kay Yates Woods, Rebekah Yates Hunt, Opie Lee Hampton Anderson and Mayme Kay Hampton Banasiak; a special step-daughter, Jerrie Barnes (Corona, Calif.); two step-grandchildren, Jamie and Doug; and one step-great-granddaughter, Alisha.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton.
  
   MORGAN -- Frank Howell Morgan, 79, of South Gate, Calif., was called home March 31, 2003 after an extended illness. He was a native of Shell Creek, Tenn., and had lived in California for more than 50 years. He was a son of the late Charles M. and Brucie Yates Morgan and grandson of the late John W. and Martha Potter Morgan and Timothy W. and Opie Cooper Yates. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Vincelli Morgan; his parents and grandparents; a sister, Margaret Ann Morgan; a niece, Patsy Ann Morgan; and six special uncles, Ancel, Ernest, Eugene, Albert, Elsie and Ira Yates. He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Polly Morgan Hutchins and Harry W. Hutchins; a brother and sister-in-law, Edward H. Morgan and Blanche Hoss Morgan; one nephew, Don Morgan and his wife Edna Julian Morgan; one niece, Judy Ann Morgan Gardner and her husband Acie Gardner; five great-nephews, Scott and Bradley Morgan, John, Brian and Michael Gardner; one great-niece, Kristina Gardner; one special aunt, Mayme Yates Hampton; ten very close cousins, H.G. Kelly, Harold and Tim Yates, Kay Yates Woods, Rebekah Yates Hunt, Opie Lee Hampton Anderson and Mayme Kay Hampton Banasiak; a very special step-daughter, Jerrie Barnes (Corona, Calif.); two step-grandchildren, Jamie and Doug; and one step-great-granddaughter, Alisha. The committal service was held in California. A Memorial Service, commemorating the life of Frank H. Morgan, will be conducted at his home church, Lower Shell Creek Christian Church, Roan Mountain, TN on Sunday, April 6, 2003, at 2:30 p.m. Gerald Holly, minister, will be in charge of the service. Those who prefer may make memorials in memory of Frank to Lower Shell Creek Christian Church, P.O. Box 127, Roan Mountain, TN 37687. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton.

Carrie B. Sams

  
Carrie B. Sams, 95, Hillview Health Center, formerly of 1716 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, April 3, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late George and Finnie Hayes Blevins. She was a member of Southside Christian Church and a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, H.S. "Red" Sams, April 14, 1963; one son, Jack Sams; two daughters, Helen Rachel and Phyllis Sams.
   Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Joann Waycaster, Diana and Don Pleasant, Tootsie and Ray Hill, all of Elizabethton; Polly and Terry McPeak, of South Carolina; eight sons and daughters-in-law, F.D. and Blannie Sams, of Illinois; Fred and Pat Sams, of S.C.; Jerry and Betty Sams; Eddie and Shirley Sams, all of Fla.; Danny and Elsie Sams, John and Penny Sams, all of Elizabethton; Nolan and Glenda Sams, Tommy and Barbara Sams, all of Watauga; 30 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
  
   SAMS -- The funeral service for Carrie B. Sams, 95, Hillview Health Center, formerly of 1716 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, April 3, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Steve Burleson and Mr. Mike Koruschak officiating. Music will be under the direction of No Name But HIS. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Southside Christian Church. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence, 1716 Southside Road, Elizabethton, 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 37643, or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 South Riverside Drive, 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.

Ralph R. Stitt

  
Ralph R. Stitt, 85, 1100 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Kingsport, he was a son of the late Thomas William and Nora Jones Stitt. He had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. Mr. Stitt was a retired carpenter.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Fay Stitt, March 28, 2003; by four sisters and two brothers.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Jean Stitt, of Gray; three sisters, Judy Sams, of South Boston, Va.; Helen Cooper, of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Shirley Golec, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one brother, Bill Stitt, of Johnson City; four grandchildren, Tammy Bishop, Wendy Workman, Libby Cox and Shannon Hayes; three great granddaughters, Breck Bishop, Summer Cox, and Autumn Cox; one great grandson, Chase Markland. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STITT -- Funeral services for Ralph R. Stitt, 85, 1100 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at noon Saturday, April 5, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 11:50 p.m. Saturday will be Jimmy Lane, Mike Stitt, Jack Hyder, Jim Hyder, Tom Wetzel, Tim Bishop, Greg Workman, Jeff Cox, Roy McKinney, Jack Scott, and Steve Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be his friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of the son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Jean Stitt, 143 Blazerview Road, of Gray. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Stitt to the Crippled and Burned Children's Fund c/o Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 11:50 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Stitt family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Maude J. Winters

  
Mrs. Maude J. Winters, 92, 321 Winters Road, Roan Mountain, died Thursday, April 3, 2003 at her residence.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Matilda Fields Johnson.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Pink Winters; a son, Harold Winters, and a daughter, Rosa Winters Thomas.
   Survivors include three sons, David Winters, Elmer Winters and Tom Winters, all of Roan Mountain; two daughters, Frankie Crawford, of Elk Park, N.C., and Ruby Smith, of Strongville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WINTERS -- Graveside services for Mrs. Maude Johnson Winters, 92, 321 Winters Road, Roan Mountain, who died Thursday, April 3, 2003, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003 in the Richardson Cemetery, Morgan Branch Road, Roan Mountain, with Mr. Gerald Holly, minister, officiating. Burial will follow the service. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Winters family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 3, 2003

Meirl H. Dugger

   BOONE, N.C. -- Mrs. Meirl Harmon Dugger, 70, of Lenoir, formerly of Avery County, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.
   Mrs. Dugger was preceded in death by her parents, Dayton and Beulah Guy Harmon; her husband, Freeman Dugger; six brothers, Ed, Rufus, Ray, Glenn, Ralph and Daney Harmon; and two sisters, Susie Dugger and Marie Blankenship.
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Rita Dugger, Claremont, and Jerry and Lisa Dugger, Butler, Tenn.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Katie and Ricky Garland and Ms. Brenda Ellis, all of Lenoir; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mrs. Margie Jones, Taylorsville, Judy and Brownlow Hodge, Roan Mountain, Tenn., and Faye and Coy Stines, Elk Park. Eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DUGGER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Meirl Harmon Dugger, 70, of Lenoir, N.C., formerly of Avery County, who died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, at Meadowview Baptist Church, Butler, Tenn., with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the John Harmon Cemetery in Avery County. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Hampton Funeral Service in Boone. At other times, friends may call at the home of Jerry and Lisa Dugger, 295 Sugar Hollow Road, Butler. Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Service, Boone, N.C.

Arvel Dykes

  
Arvel Dykes, Sr., 88, 135 Blaine Avenue, Johnson City, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at his residence.
   A native of Washington County, he was a son of the late Earl and Clete Riddle Dykes. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, having retired in 1976. He was a member of the Praying Mountain Men. Mr. Dykes was a member of the True Gospel Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by a son, Rondall Lee Dykes.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Sue and Bobby Bennett, Johnson City; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Donald Ray and Susan Dykes, of Parker, Texas; Dean Steve and Sharon Dykes, of Elizabethton; Gene C. Dykes, of Naples, Fla.; Arvel Dykes, Jr. and Linda Dykes, of Johnson City, and Dennis Carl and Sandra Dykes, of Greeneville; four brothers, Dana Dykes, of Elizabethton; Jim Dykes, of Delaware; Wayne Dykes, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Roy Dykes, of Oceana, West Virginia; 10 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews and cousins also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DYKES -- Funeral services for Arvel Dykes, Sr., 88, 135 Blaine Ave., Johnson City, who died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dean Presnell and Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. James Harold Campbell officiating. Music will be provided by Steve Vannoy and Audrey Taylor. Active pallbearers will be Donald Ray Dykes, Dean Steve Dykes, Gene C. Dykes, Arvel Dykes, Jr., Dennis Carl Dykes, and Bob Bennett. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Dykes family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nora Estep

  
Mrs. Nora Lou Humphrey Estep, 70, 1001 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Rose Reece Humphrey. She was a 1951 graduate of Elizabethton High School. Mrs. Estep was a retired employee of Whites Supermarket. She had formerly been employed in the meat department of Smithdeals Supermarket for several years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Humphrey.
   Survivors include her husband, Samuel M. "SM" Estep; a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Carolyn Estep, Elizabethton; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Edna and J.L. Collins, Mary and Ted Bryant, and Martha and Bob Dorsey, all of Elizabethton, and Ruth and Charles Baker, of Panama City, Fla.; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Humphrey, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Ruth Humphrey, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Cara Leanna Estep; a grandson, Craig Matthew Estep. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ESTEP -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Lou Humphrey Estep, 70, 1001 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 2, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Brent Nidiffer and Mr. H. Clay Bailey, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Scott Reynolds, organist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday will be Craig Estep, David Humphrey, Larry Collins, Eddie Bryant, Dean Estep, Michael Dorsey, Stephen Dorsey, Ken Calloway, Delbert Loudermilk and Millard Fitzsimmons. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of First Christian Church and friends of Whites Supermarket and the former Smithdeals Supermarket. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Estep family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Foley

  
Ruby Foley, 84, 258 Shadow Lane, Kingsport, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Virginia, she had lived in Sullivan County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Boines Hobbs. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Mason Foley; a son, Charles Foley, and several brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include two daughters, Pearl Davis, of Newtown, Conn.; Ardis Sheree Foley, of the home; two sons, Lee Foley, of Elizabethton; Al Foley, of the home; five grandchildren; Tanya Gragg, of Bluff City; Cheryl Tarnowicz, of Terryville, Conn.; Frank Davis, of San Diego, Calif.; Keisha Foley, Elizabethton; Jason Foley, Elizabethton; five great grandchildren, 'lil Rocky Gragg, of Bluff City; Cody Gragg, of Bluff City; Tyler Tarnowicz, of Terryville, Conn.; Alisha Tarnowicz, of Terryville, Conn.; Sarah Kacerguis, of Terryville, Conn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FOLEY -- The funeral service for Ruby Foley, 84, 258 Shadow Lane, Kingsport, who died Tuesday, April 1, 2003 will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2003 at Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, Elizabethton, with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Linda Vaughn and the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church Quartet. The graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2003 at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport. Active pallbearers will be Lee Foley, Jason Foley, Frank Davis, Norman Davis, Rocky Gragg and Al Foley. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery on Friday at 9:55 a.m. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, Elizabethton, or friends may call at a residence, 116 Williams Ave., 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.

Margie E. Lowe

  
Margie E. Lowe, 65, 296 Minton Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, April 2, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she is the daughter of AnnaBelle Clemons Isaacs and the late Stewart Isaacs. She was a member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church and a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Harold Lowe, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Leisa and Eric Wright, Elizabethton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Keith and Debbie Lowe, Elizabethton; Mark Lowe, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Josh Lowe, Rachel Lowe, Jeremy Wright, and Jonathan Wright, all of Elizabethton; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Tonie and Jim Sams, Elizabethton; Faye and Ed Younce, Elizabethton; Lillian and Elmer Bowling, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill Isaacs, Sr., and Mildred Isaacs, Elizabethton; Ralph "Doc" and Lucy Isaacs, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LOWE -- The funeral service for Margie E. Lowe, 65, 296 Minton Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Haskel Ingram and Rev. James Hawk officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Hunter Memorial Baptist Church Choir. The graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be brothers-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. on Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence, 296 Minton Hollow 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.

Ralph R. Stitt

  
Ralph R. Stitt, 85, 1100 DeJarnette Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

April 2, 2003

Ruby Foley

   Ruby Foley, 84, 258 Shadow Lane, Kingsport, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

Lela M. Gregg

   Mrs. Lela McCarter Gregg, 75, of Johnson City, died Monday, March 31, 2003, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
   Mrs. Gregg was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church, Johnson City. She was preceded in death by her father, Noah McCarter, and her mother, Ella Lou Costner McCarter Fox.
   Survivors include her husband, Loyd Gregg, of the home; a daughter, Cindy Tipton, Johnson City; a sister, Pauline Haynes, Newport; and a brother, James "Buck" McCarter, Newport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Costner-Maloy Funeral Home, Newport, (423) 623-7311, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GREGG -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lela McCarter Gregg, 75, of Johnson City, who died Monday, March 31, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Sinking Creek Baptist Church, Johnson City, with the Rev. Reece Harris officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Friday, April 4, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens for the 11 a.m. entombment service with Pastor Manson Lee officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the funeral service, at Sinking Creek Baptist Church. Costner-Maloy Funeral Home, Newport, is in charge of arrangements.

Elva L. Harrell

  
Mrs. Elva Lee Harrell, 89, 108 Indian Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Harrell was a Yancey County, North Carolina native, having lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Thad Riddle and Bessie Laughren Riddle Winters.
   Mrs. Harrell was the owner of the former Lee Harrell Florist, Elizabethton. She was of the Holiness faith.
   Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Austin Harrell in 1985; a son, Dayton Eugene Harrell; an infant daughter, Georgia Harrell; one brother, and three sisters.
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Billy Jack and Linda Harrell, Johnson City; one daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jean and Kenny Arrwood, Bluff City; three sisters, Jean McQueen, Birdie Winters, and Pauline Bailey, all of Elizabethton; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
  
   HARRELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elva Lee Harrell, 89, 108 Indian Drive, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, April 1, 2003 will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2003 from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend L.C. Tester will officiate. Music will be provided by Bill and Barbara Trent, Richard and Patsy Wagner, and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2003 in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Kenny Arrwood, Kyle Cantwell, Greg Wagner, David McQueen, Jimmy Tester, and Mike Babb will serve as active pallbearers. Leroy Brooks, Kenny Arrwood, Sr. and Kay Brewer will serve as honorary pallbearers. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Family, minister, pallbearers and friends may gather at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and other times at the residence of the son, Billy Jack Harrell, 108 Indian Drive, Milligan Community, Johnson City. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

April 1, 2003

Mattie L. Sholes

   Mattie Lou Edwards Sholes, 83, of Johnson City, died Monday, March 31, 2003, at Northside Hospital.
   Mrs. Sholes was a native of Whitehead, N.C., and the daughter of the late Lonnie and Alta Blanche Caudill Edwards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Dillard M. Sholes Jr., December 30, 1994; a son, Phillip Charles Sholes; and twin brothers, Lonnie Lee and Charlie Dale Edwards.
   Mrs. Sholes received her Bachelor of Science degree from Women's College at UNC-Greensboro and received her Masters of Science at VPI in Blacksburg, Va. Before becoming a dedicated homemaker, she was a professor of nutritional science at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. She was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Circle #5 United Methodist Women, and often attended Westminster Presbyterian Church.
   Mrs. Sholes moved to Elizabethton in 1950 where her husband established his medical practice. They relocated to Johnson City in 1971. She was very active in community and school affairs. She was a past-president of the Washington County/Unicoi County Medical Auxiliary and a member of the President's Trust at ETSU.
   Survivors include a daughter, Susan S. Kelly, and her husband, Dr. Kenneth R. Kelly, Johnson City; five sons, Dillard M. Sholes III, and his wife, Shirlene Hammitt Sholes, Johnson City, Dr. Thomas E. Sholes, and his wife, Diane Swingle Sholes, Gainesville, Ga., Dr. Christopher W. Sholes, and his wife, Laura Miller Sholes, Johnson City, Keith Edward Sholes, and his wife, Laura McCastlain Sholes, Little Rock, Ark., and Dr. William M. Sholes, New Orleans, La. Fifteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHOLES -- The Celebration of Life Service for Mattie Lou Edwards Sholes, 83, of Johnson City, who died Monday, March 31, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Konopa, Grace Presbyterian Church, Ft. Payne, Ala., and the Rev. David Lovelace officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Jane LaPella. A private family graveside and interment service will be held at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Keith W. Sholes, Thomas C. Sholes, Taylor Sholes, Tipton D. Sholes, Adam E. Sholes, Phillip Sholes, Kenneth R. Sholes, Patrick Kelly and Michael B. Sholes. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Sam Thatcher, Julian Caudill, Dr. Jim Richter, Dr. Bud McCreary, Dr. Scott Gentry, Dr. Wesley Pitts, Dr. C.E. Goulding Jr., Dr. C.E. Goulding III, Dr. William Cone, Dr. Frederick Jelovsek, Dr. Martin Olsen, Dr. Paul Stanton, Dr. Martin Pittman and Dr. David Walters. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the Sunset Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Dillard M. Sholes Jr., M.D. Lectureship at ETSU, c/o ETSU Foundation, Box 70721, Johnson City, TN 37614. Mrs. Sholes was a gardener and a nature lover, as well as a supporter of the local arts and cultural events. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail at http://www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Sholes family have been made through Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City.

Yvonne M. Warren

   Yvonne Monteith Warren, 55, 1354 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Warren was a native of Clarksville, Tenn., had lived in Carter County most of her life and had also lived in Tylertown, Miss., for 20 years. She was the daughter of the late Harold B. Monteith Sr. and Jacqueline Farthing Monteith. She was also preceded in death by a son, Johnny Fortenberry, and her grandparents, Jack and Florence Farthing and Robert and Julie Monteith.
   Mrs. Warren was a member of Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church. She was a 1966 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. She was an employee of Sprint, Johnson City, and a former employee of Stringer Industries, Tylertown, Miss.
   Survivors include her husband, Wayne Warren, of the home; a granddaughter, Victoria Fortenberry, Covington, La.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wallace and Dora Cable, Shady Valley, and Harold and Teresa Monteith, Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carmella and Jack Price and Dottie and Everette Stout, all of Elizabethton; five nieces, Courtney Mathena, Lindsey Estep, Nikki Stout and Libby Stout, all of Elizabethton, and Angie Payne of Florida; and a nephew, Wallace Cable III of Florida. One great-nephew, three great-nieces, many cousins and many special friends in Tennessee and Mississippi also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   WARREN -- Funeral services for Yvonne Monteith Warren, 55, 1354 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, March 30, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Simerly officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin. Active pallbearers will be Chris Spangler, Jack Price, Michael Mathena, Jonathan Fair, Jeff Fortenberry, Benny Warren and Mike Warren. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Gilmer Marcus, George Stringer, Joe Fortenberry, Richard Estep, Chris Laird, Eddie Robertson, Jack Lipford, Robert Parker, Randy Tadlock and Mike Lingerfelt. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 1354 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, or at the home of her sisters any time. Those who prefer in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Warren to the Memorial and Honor Program - F, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905, or to the American Cancer Society, 209 South 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.