May 14, 2003

Josephine A. Bowers

  
Josephine Alice Bowers, 84, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 11, 2003 at Mancare Nursing Home, Largo, Md.
   A native of Worster, Mass., she had moved to Elizabethton in 1949.
   She was the daughter of the late Alonza and Rhoda Stanley Kelley. She was a member of Brown's Chapel AME Zion Church.
   Mrs. Bowers was a retired school teacher from the Kingsport School System.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, George Otis Bowers; two brothers, Harry Kelley, Alonza Kelley, and two sisters, May Austin and Artibelle Plumber.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, George Douglas and Barbara L. Bowers, of Mitchellville, Md.; three grandchildren, Anthony D. Bowers, Crystal D. Bowers, and Ebony L. Bowers, all of Mitchellville, Md.; one great grandson, Charles N. Bowers, of Mitchellville, Md.; three sisters, Edith Barker, Harriett Kelley, Louise Billey, all of Boston, Mass.; one brother-in-law, Harold Bowers, of Rogersville, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Ophelia Burleson, of Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   BOWERS -- The funeral service for Josephine Alice Bowers, 84, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, May 11, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, with Rev. Mrs. Jeanette Clark and Rev. James W. Reddick Jr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Carol Thompson. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Bowers and Anthony Bowers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. Bowers to the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Avenue, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215. 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.

Clyde A. Carden

  
Clyde Allen Carden, 90, 203 B. South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at his residence.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Charles and Maggie Nave Carden. He had lived a number of years in Cleveland, Ohio where he retired in 1975 from the Ford Motor Company. Mr. Carden owned and operated the Yellow Cab Company in Elizabethton until he sold it in 1997.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Hallie Carden; a son, Herman Carden, and two brothers, George and Bill Carden.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dana Earl and Marie Carden, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and Alex Teglar, of High Point, N.C.; a brother, Lloyd Carden, Elizabethton; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; a special friend, Cordia Nave, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARDEN -- Funeral services for Clyde Allen Carden, 90, 203 B. South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2003 in the Nave Cemetery. The Carden family will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday will be Ernest Carden, Howard Carden, E.A. Bowers, Luther Bowers, Eugene Moore, Bryan Carden, Chris Richardson and Michael Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat "Red" Bowers, Mack Meredith, Clarence Perry, and Dallas Walker, and former drivers of the Yellow Cab Company. 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 son and daughter-in-law, Dana Earl and Marie Carden, 418 Wilbur Dam Road, Elizabethton, or the residence of Cordia Nave, 403 A South Lane Court, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Michael S. Strader

   Michael Shaun Strader, 32, of Chicago, Ill., died Thursday, May 8, 2003, after a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Strader was formerly of Valley Forge and attended Elizabethton High School. Prior to his illness, he worked in the computer industry.
   He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Peggy Glynn, and by one aunt and three uncles, all of Pontiac, Mich.
   Survivors include his mother, Christine Marshall Buchanan, and stepfather, Mitchell Buchanan, of Hampton, and his grandfather, Michael Glynn, Rochester, Mich. Several cousins, aunts and uncles, all of Pontiac, Mich., also survive.
   It was Mr. Strader's wish to be cremated. Condolences may be mailed to P.O. Box 552, Hampton, TN 37658.
   Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917.

May 13, 2003

Bonnie P. Hart

   Bonnie Perry Hart, 67, 1006 Circle Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 12, 2003 in the Life Care Center, Elizabethton.
   A native of Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Cannie P. and Ina Carver Perry. She was a retired beautician.
   Mrs. Hart was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hart.
   Survivors include a niece, Debbie Clawson, Elizabethton, and her special friends, Louis and Margaret Deloach, Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   HART -- Graveside services for Bonnie Perry Hart, 67, 1006 Circle Drive, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 12, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003 in the Emmert Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Burial will follow the service. Mr. Bob Moore, soloist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be Cecil Weeks, Bob Moore, Richard Tittle, Floyd Broyles and Clarence Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday until funeral time. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bill Jones

   Bill Jones, 80, 438 Old Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Jones was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Dave and Minnie Hamby Jones. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie Brewer Jones, November 9, 1993, and by six sisters and two brothers.
Mr. Jones was of the Baptist faith and was a farmer.
   Survivors include two sisters, Ola Hicks and Mary Lewis, both of Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

   JONES -- Funeral services for Bill Jones, 80, 438 Old Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, who died Monday, May 12, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Tull Oaks Jr. and the Rev. Jim Storie officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Jones Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Stanley Hodges and the Rev. Tull Oaks Sr. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. 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.

Annastasian J. Mathes

    Annastasian Justice Mathes, 1101 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, infant daughter of Casey Lee Mathes and Elizabeth Mae Reynolds, both of Roan Mountain, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include siblings, Bryant O'Bannon and Domnick Bethel; maternal grandparents, John and Sharon O'Bannon; paternal grandparents, Tamie Parks, Raymond Anderson, Amy Mathes and Kenneth Mathes; uncles, Samuel McWhirter, Daniel O'Bannon, Micheal Mathes, Robert Mathes and Hugh McGrath; aunts, Sasha Mathes, Kelly Eaten Miller, Starla Mathes, Angella Price Mathes and Jamie Miller; and many great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

   MATHES -- Funeral services for Annastasian Justice Mathes, 1101 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, infant daughter of Casey Lee Mathes and Elizabeth Mae Reynolds, both of Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, May 10, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton. Honorary pallbearers will be Micheal Mathes, 19 years old, Robert Mathes, 18 years old, Sam McWhirter, 18 years old, and Dan O'Bannon, 15 years old. Disposition will be held at a later date. If friends would like to visit at the funeral home, you may do so anytime between the hours of 8 a.m. until the service hour, Tuesday, May 13. 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.

Troy R. White

   Troy Robert White, 85, 147 Earl Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 12, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Butler, he was a son of the late Lon L. and Ada Bailey White. He was retired from the Nursing Service at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of VFW Post #2166 and was a disabled American veteran.
   Mr. White was a member of the Hampton Masonic Lodge #750, the Scottish Rite, and Jericho Temple.
   He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dellis Oliver White and a sister, Juanita Hicks. He was a member of the Union Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Willene Tester White; a daughter, JoAnn Montgomery, of Hixon, Tenn.; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Kimberly White, Chuckey; a step-daughter and her husband, Vicky and Tommy Cloyd, Jonesborough; a step-son and his wife, Hank and Susan Phillips, Jonesborough; a brother, J.L. White, Elizabethton; a sister, Orabelle Williams, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, David White and Steven White, and five step-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   WHITE -- Graveside services for Troy Robert White, 85, 147 Earl Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 12, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the Rev. Micky Beal officiating. Burial will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday will be Martin Bennett, Glen Tester, Richard Tester, E.C. Vines, Jessie James, and Jim Pemberton. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. VFW Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 12, 2003

Lyle H. Klinck

   Mrs. Lyle H. Klinck, 78, formerly of 7280 Walsh Road, Millington, Tenn., died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Bright Glade Nursing Home, Memphis, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Klinck was a native of Virginia and the daughter of the late Walter and Mary McClelland Hodge. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Crump Klinck, November 17, 1993.
   Mrs. Klinck was of the Episcopalian faith and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include two nieces, Janelle McQueen, Kingsport, and Linda Clonce, of Nashville.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   KLINK -- Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Lyle H. Klinck, 78, formerly of 7280 Walsh Road, Millington, Tenn., who died Thursday, May 8, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. 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.

May 11, 2003

Arthur B. Lunceford

Arthur Bruce Lunceford, 79, 155 Stout Hollow Road, Hampton, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Lunceford was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Conner and Mary Morton Lunceford. He was also preceded in death by a brother.
   Mr. Lunceford retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 41 years of service. He was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served as an Armed Guard.
   Survivors include his wife, Beulah J. Bowers Lunceford, of the home; a daughter, Janet F. Lunceford, Gray; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lester T. Lunceford, Hampton, and Jerry B. and Linda Lunceford, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Heather N. Price, Gray, and Joy L. Hall, Hampton; a great-grandson, Forrest L. Hall, Hampton; and a special sister-in-law and her husband, Patsy and John Presnell, Hampton.
   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   LUNCEFORD -- Funeral services for Arthur Bruce Lunceford, 79, 155 Stout Hollow Road, Hampton, who died Thursday, May 8, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun and Mr. Clay Bailey, ministers, and the Rev. C.W. Snodgrass officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ronnie Hall and The Bowers Sisters Singers. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Lunceford, Lester Lunceford, Tony Pierce, Warren Price, Raymond Calhoun and Ray Price. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Hall, Rufus Marlow, Mac Hill, Cale Garrison, George Williams, Bob Morrell, George Church, Howard Presnell, John Presnell, Stewart Blackburn and Robert Wilson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the residence, 155 Stout Hollow Road, Hampton, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644, or to the American Lung Association, 1808 West End Avenue, Suite #514, Nashville, TN 37203. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. A special thanks to Ray Loveless and family. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Ida P. Peters

   Ida Pauline Peters, 93, 200 N. East Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
   Miss Peters was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Catherine Taylor Peters. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
   Miss Peters was a member of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a sister, Ruth Jones, Piney Flats, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PETERS -- Funeral services for Ida Pauline Peters, 93, 200 N. East Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 9, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Phillips and the Rev. Orville Stokes officiating. Music will be provided by the Moores Chapel Choir. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, in the Kress Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of James M. and Patsy Peters, 107 Jim Morrell Loop, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Peters Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles E. Pifer

   Charles Eugene Pifer, Ret. U.S. Navy Commander, 75, 502 First Avenue, Hampton, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
   Mr. Pifer was a native of Fairmont, W.Va., and the son of the late Charles and Ruth Kepner Brown Pifer.
   Mr. Pifer was of the Presbyterian faith and was a retired U.S. Navy veteran, having proudly served 33 years. He also served on the USS Enterprise as an aviator. He was a graduate of Royal Military Academy, Front Royal, Va., a graduate of West Virginia University, and a graduate of Naval Post-Graduate School, Monterey, Calif.
   Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Norah Simpson Pifer, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Dr. Charles Hughes, Pensacola, Fla.; four grandchildren, Will Hughes, Sam Hughes, Amanda Hughes and Rachel Hughes, all of Pensacola, Fla.; and one uncle, Duwane Kepner, Hambledon, W.Va.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   PIFER -- Graveside services and interment for Charles Eugene Pifer, Ret. U.S. Navy Commander, 75, 502 First Avenue, Hampton, who died Friday, May 9, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with a U.S. Navy Chaplain officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bryan Combs, bagpiper. Full Military Honors will be accorded by the U.S. Naval Honor Guard. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the the funeral home. 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.

Harry G. Smith

   Harry G. Smith, 97, formerly of 540 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Hermitage Health Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Smith was a native of Butler and the son of the late Grayson and Etta Arnold Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret E. Smith, September 10, 1994, and by several brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Smith was a graduate of Watauga Academy and a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Sam Geiser, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Ron and Linda Smith, Elizabethton; and three grandchildren, Jan Hoffman, Ft. Collins, Colo., Judy Crowley, Alexandria, Va., and Elle Smith, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   SMITH -- Graveside services and interment for Harry G. Smith, 97, formerly of 540 Jobe Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 10, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday. 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.

Rex S. Townsend

   Rex S. Townsend, 77, 109 Townsend Circle, Johnson City, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mr. Townsend was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Hobert Lee and Hattie Hodges Townsend. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Hobert Townsend.
   Mr. Townsend was a member of Elizabethton Church of Christ and was retired as a painter with the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.
   Survivors include his wife, Marcella Carter Townsend, of the home; a son, Dale S. Townsend, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Richard Highsmith, Hampton; and three brothers, Ford Townsend, Glen Townsend and Bob Townsend, all of 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
  
   TOWNSEND -- Funeral services for Rex S. Townsend, 77, 109 Townsend Circle, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 8, 2003, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Eddy Craft and Mr. Ed DeVault, ministers, officiating. Music was under the direction of Elizabethton Church of Christ Singers. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Tom Townsend, John Townsend, Steve Townsend, Jeff Townsend, Kevin Townsend, Bob Jones and Bill Foster. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Elizabethton Church of Christ and Dr. Charles Cole. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 109 Townsend Circle, Johnson City, at any time. Those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, may make donations in memory of Mr. Townsend to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 356, Johnson City, TN 37604, or to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. 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.

Connie S. Winfrey

   Connie Sue Winfrey, 33, 924 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Winfrey was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late David E. and Doshie Isaacs Dellinger. She was also preceded in death by a brother, David Dellinger, and an uncle, Lester Lee Isaacs.
   Mrs. Winfrey was a graduate of Hampton High School and a member of Stone Mountain Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Winfrey, of the home; two brothers, Michael L. Dellinger, Mountain City, and Thomas Dellinger, Newland, N.C.; a niece, Sherri McGuire, Durham, N.C.; a nephew, Paul Dellinger, Morganton, N.C.; and two aunts, Martha Guinn, Elizabethton, and Maude Clawson, Butler. Several cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   WINFREY -- Funeral services for Connie Sue Winfrey, 33, 924 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, who died Friday, May 9, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Cooke and the Rev. Howard Estep officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Cooke Family. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Stone Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Buddy Clayton and Chris Gentry. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Michael Dellinger, Mountain City, or at the residence of a cousin, Brenda Hartley, 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.

May 9, 2003

Eugene C. Bell

  
Mr. Eugene Charles Bell, 74, 1111 Lower Stone Mountain Road, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at his residence.
   Mr. Bell was a lifelong Unicoi County resident and a son of the late James William and Celia Garland Bell.
   He attended Steed College. Mr. Bell retired in 1996 from the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier. He had formerly worked at Scott's Farm and Jones and Church Farm.
   Mr. Bell had farmed for most of his life, having received the Soil Conservation Farmer of the Year award in 1975 for 100 years continuous cultivation on the Farm Heritage Program.
   He was a member of Limestone Cove First United Methodist Church, where he had served as past board member. Mr. Bell was a charter member of Limestone Cove Fire Department, a member of the Limestone Cove Ruritan Club, and he helped construct the Limestone Cove Community Center.
   Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Bell and George Bell, and four sisters, Bessie Jones, Gladys McKinney, Minnie Odom and Virginia Henson.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hattie Marie Hyder Bell; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Stevie Martin and Kathy Bell, of King George, Va.; James Roger "Jimmy" Bell, Unicoi, and David Edward and Kelly Bell, Erwin; one sister, Florence Potter, Johnson City; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Wallace Bell and Helen Hyder; four grandsons, Anthony Bell, Cody Bell, Austin Bell and Dakoda Bell; one granddaughter, Amanda Murray, and several nieces and nephews.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
  
   BELL -- Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Charles Bell, 74, 1111 Lower Stone Mountain Road, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi, who died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2003 from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Estel Williams, Reverend Billy Byrd, Reverend Dallas Gregg and Reverend Mack Houston will officiate. Music will be provided by JoAnn Boitz, Larry Shaver, and Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003 in Bell Cemetery. Nephews, Randy Hyder, Ricky Hyder, Ronald Hyder, Terry Bell, Larry Bell, Buddy Odom, Carl Jones, Buddy Jones, Jimmy Henson, Jimmy Jones, Gary Potter, Mike Potter, Larry Shaver, Mike Garland and Ed Lingerfelt will serve as active pallbearers. Unicoi County postal carriers, members of Limestone Cove and Unicoi Volunteer Fire Departments will serve as honorary pallbearers. All pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Friday. Family, ministers, friends and pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 1111 Lower Stone Mountain Road, Limestone Cove Community, Unicoi. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Mr. Bell's name to the Limestone Cove Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Dora Moffitt, 200 Brad Moffitt Drive, Unicoi, TN 37692. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Larry K. Grindstaff


   Larry Kermit Grindstaff, 55, 606 Birch Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following a bout with cancer.
   Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and the son of Willie Parker Grindstaff, Johnson City, and the late Lena Murphy Grindstaff, who died in 1995. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Norman Gene Grindstaff, and a sister, Sharon Gale Grindstaff.
   Mr. Grindstaff was a past employee of the police department in Prince Georges County, Md., for 10 years. He was owner and operator of Larry Grindstaff's Processing Service and was a full-time nursing student at East Tennessee State University.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Peggy Bennett Grindstaff, of the home; a daughter, Susanne L. Grindstaff, Jonesborough; a stepson, Greg S. Moody, Johnson City; a brother, Dwight David Grindstaff, Leonardtown, Md.; two sisters, Sandra Grindstaff Tester, Greeneville, and Sheila Grindstaff Collins, Elizabethton; and a granddaughter, Jazmyne J. Grindstaff Harrison, Jonesborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Larry Kermit Grindstaff, 55, 606 Birch Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Virgil Wayne Bennett officiating. Music will be by the Sounds of Victory Quartet. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence, 606 Birch Street, Elizabethton, at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the E.T.S.U. Cancer Center, P.O. Box 70622, Johnson City, TN 37614. A very special thanks to Dr. Anand Karnad and the Staff of the E.T.S.U. Cancer Center. Final disposition will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Arthur B. Lunceford, 79, of 155 Stout Hollow Road, Hampton, died in the V.A. Medical Center Mountain Home on Thursday, May 8, 2003.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Hathaway-Percy is in charge of arrangements.

Jacqueline W. Nave


    
Jacqueline W. Nave, 58, 145 Nave Street, Hampton, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
     A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Wiley and Blonnie Smith Nash.
     She was a graduate of Hampton High School and East Tennessee State University. She was a retired school teacher. She was a member of Rittertown Baptist Church.
     Survivors include two daughters, Jerri Beth Lyons and Juli Gale Nave, both of Hampton; one brother, Mike Nash, Hampton; one grandson, Jake Carsen Lyons, Hampton; her ex-husband, Jerry Nave, Hampton; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A special friend, Margaret Crow also survives.
     Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
    
     NAVE -- Funeral services for Jacqueline W. Nave, 58, 145 Nave Street, Hampton, who died Wednesday, May 7, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tom Haynes officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003 in the Nave Cemetery. Mitzi Hobbs will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, will be Lester Lyons, Pat Smith, Charles Smith, John Hobbs, Terry Lewis, Jim Williams, Billy Smith, and Mitchell Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be former teachers and students of Valley Forge and Hampton Elementary Schools. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Nave family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
    
Susan E. Ruggerio


   COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Susan E. Hensley Ruggerio, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, died Thursday, May 1, 2003.
   Ms. Ruggerio was a native of Detroit, Mich., and the daughter of the late Ralph V. and Roxie B. Hensley.
   Ms. Ruggerio was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church South.
   Survivors include two sisters, Sharon Boomer, Naples, Fla., and Carol Ollis, Unicoi, Tenn.; a niece, Roxanne Hartness, Columbus; four nephews, Robert, Eric and Derek Scott Sandusky, all of Columbus, and Gerald Hopkins, Unicoi, Tenn.; and special friends, Teri Karr, Erica, Josie and Bryan Erdy.
   A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Asbury United Methodist Church South, Columbus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church South.
   Schoedinger Funeral Service, East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, (614) 861-6268, is in charge of arrangements.

William A. Shankle

  
William Arville Shankle, 50, 706 Well Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 8, 2003 in Elizabethton.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  

Mary Sherfey

  
Mrs. Mary Ellen Sherfey, 70, 151 Brethren Church Drive, Jonesborough, died Thursday, May 8, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Sherfey was a lifelong native of Jonesborough and daughter of the late William and Kate Helton Young.
   She was a member of Keystone Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Sherfey retired from Leon Ferenbach & Co.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Sherfey, and one brother, Doran (Bee) Young.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Herbert E. (Ernie) and Shari Sherfey, of the home; Hubert D. (Doran) and Donna Sherfey, of Gray, and Rickly L. and Barbara Ledford, Jonesborough; one brother, John Young, of Jonesborough; one sister, Rose Watson, of Conehatta, Miss.; one grandson, Herbert Ernest Ledford, of Jonesborough, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHERFEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Sherfey, 70, 151 Brethren Church Drive, Jonesborough, who died Thursday, May 8, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2003 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003 at the Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Condolences may be sent to the Sherfey family at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline W. Stout


   Pauline Wilma Stout, 77, 2678 Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Ms. Stout was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Charlie and Gracie Williams Bowers. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Irene Bowers.
   Ms. Stout was retired from the Housekeeping Department of the former Carter County Memorial Hospital. She attended Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two brothers, Eugene Bowers and Beryl Bowers, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STOUT -- Funeral services for Pauline Wilma Stout, 77, 2678 Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. Music will be provided by the New Liberty Quartet. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Jimmy Buckles, Scotty Jones, Tony Jones, Paul Taylor, Kelly Bowers, Clyde Blevins and Joe Carrier. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 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 mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rex Townsend

  
Rex Townsend, 77, 109 Townsend Circle, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 8, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

May 8, 2003

Noah R. Ensor

  
Noah Raymond Ensor, 67, 368 Hodge Branch Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Robert Cecil and Cora Ellen Gentry Ensor.
   Mr. Ensor was a retired employee of the Carter County Highway Department. He was a member of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He had served in the United States Army.
   Survivors include his wife, Nyoka Ward Ensor; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Rutter, of Shady Valley; seven sons and five daughters-in-law, Randy and Carol Ensor, of Knoxville; Ronnie and Lisa Ensor, of Watauga; Rick Ensor; Noah "Fuzzy" and Jonda Ensor; James "Bo" and Paula Ensor, all of Elizabethton; Daniel and Page Ensor, of Atlanta, Ga., and Josh Ensor, of the home; one step-son, David Ward, Elizabethton; three sisters, Marie Oxendine, Ruby Corder and Lynda Kay Vaughn, all of Elizabethton; five brothers, Robert "Bug" Ensor, of Russville, Ga.; Clee "Chug" Ensor, of Clarksville, Tenn.; Howard Ensor, of Watauga; Earnest "Pete" Ensor and Stanley Ensor, both of Elizabethton; 11 grandchildren, Stacy Ensor, Daphine Ensor, Zachery Ensor, Michael Ensor, Cosey Rutter, Jada Rutter, Bailey Ensor, Lexie Ward, Mollie Ensor, Madison Ensor, and Garner Ensor. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ENSOR -- Funeral services for Noah Raymond Ensor, 67, 368 Hodge Branch Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 7, 2003 will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003 in the Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Phillips, Rev. Curtis Hurt and Rev. Gary Hodges officiating. Interment will follow in the Ensor Cemetery. The church choir and Holly Church, soloist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Saturday will be Zachery Ensor, Willie Campbell, Leonard Bowers, Jimmy Church, Arthur Carden, Ed Crumb, J.N. Taylor, and Doyce Sheffield. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews, members of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, close friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Ensor family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Gwyn

  
Clarence Gwyn, 85, 810 Maple Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
   A native of Avery County, N.C., he was a son of the late Harrison and Cannie Fulk Gwyn. He had lived in Elizabethton since 1961.
   Mr. Gwyn was a retired employee of the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center, having retired from the Dietary Department. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
   He was a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church where he had served as a trustee for several years.
   Mr. Gwyn was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Hicks Gwyn, July 14, 2002, and by two sisters, Stella Potter and Ruth Rankin.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Danny Williams, Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Raymond and Karen Gwynn, of Drexell, N.C.; Melvin and Norma Gwyn, of Hampton, and Ricky Gwyn, of the home; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Julius and Ethel Gwyn, of Banner Elk, N.C., and Mrs. Mina Hagie, of Elizabethton; five grandchildren, LaDonna Williams and her husband, Jerry; Revekah Ray and her husband, Jason; Amanda Giles and her husband, Jesse; Jordan and Zachary Gwyn; three great grandchildren, Kaylin Williams, Kennedy Williams, and Casey Williams.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GWYN -- Funeral services for Clarence Gwyn, 85, 810 Maple Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun and Mr. Jesse Giles officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family, neighbors and the staff at Life Care Center. 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 in procession to the cemetery. VFW Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Condolences to the Gwyn family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline Stout

  
Pauline Stout, 77, 2678 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 7, 2003

Carol Fischer

   PINEY FLATS -- Carol Fischer, 66, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. Fischer was a native of Havana, Ill., and grew up in nearby Pekin, Ill. She was a graduate of Pekin High School where she was a member of the marching band and a drum majorette. She belonged to the Sullivan County Library Book Club. She supported the local Red Cross and the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Rescue Shelter.
   Mrs. Fischer was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Fischer.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mindy and Carl Wade, Johnson City; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mike and Joanne Fischer, Indialantic, Fla., Lt. Col. Mark and Debbie Fischer, Mountain Home, Idaho, and Eric Fischer and his fiancee, Stacy Murphy, Tucson, Ariz.; a cousin, Evelyn De Long and her husband Howard; and five grandchildren, Mark, Mike, Zachary, Emeilia and Johnathon.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FISCHER -- Carol Fisher, 66, slipped the surly bonds of earth in the loving embrace of her family and friends at her home on Sunday, May 4th, 2003. Born in Havana, IL in 1936, Carol grew up in nearby Pekin, IL and graduated from Pekin High School where she was a member of the marching band and a drum majorette. She married Gene Fischer, also of Pekin, on Easter Sunday 1956 after he earned his commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the US Air Force and completed training as a jet fighter pilot. Together, they raised four loving children and enjoyed a marvelous journey through life that encompassed nearly 40 years of service in the Air Force before they settled in Piney Flats. Carol and Gene were an extraordinary team and their life in the Air Force took them on adventures around the world. Through over a dozen military assignments, Carol was the bedrock of the family who provided support to Gene in his ever-increasing responsibilities and who always created a beautiful and loving home for their children. Throughout, Carol generously donated her time and talent to the Officer's Wives Club and the local Red Cross. While still on active duty, Carol and Gene came to visit friends here in the Tri-Cities and fell in love with the area. When Gene retired in 1993, he and Carol moved from Washington DC and built their final home on Boone Lake. Though her family and friends were always her primary interest, Carol was an avid reader who belonged to the Sullivan County Library Book Club. She loved animals, especially the family "grand dogs," and she supported the Elizabethton Carter County Animal Rescue Shelter. Carol and Gene were also active in the Jericho Shrine Center where they made many wonderful friends. Carol was preceded in death by Gene and she is survived by her daughter, Mindy Wade and her husband Carl of Johnson City; her three sons, Lt Col (Ret) Mike Fischer and his wife Joanne of Indialantic, Florida; Lt Col Mark Fischer and his wife Debbie of Mountain Home, Idaho; Eric Fischer and his fiancee, Stacy Murphy of Tucson, Arizona; her cousin, Evelyn De Long and her husband Howard; and her five grandchildren, Mark, Mike, Zachary, Emeilia and Johnathon. There will be a friends and family gathering at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 8th, at Tetrick Funeral Services in Johnson City followed by a memorial service. Carol will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with Gene. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Elizabethton Carter County Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 765, Hampton, TN 37658 or the National Cancer Institute, 8901 Wisconsin Ave., Bldg. 8 Rm 5101, Bethesda, MD 20889, Attn: Sandy Montgomery-Aker. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our web-site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604, (423) 610-7171, is in charge of arrangements for the Fischer Family.

Yancel Markland

  
Yancel John "Yankee" Markland, 48, 761 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Monday, May 5, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Avery County, N.C., he was a son of John C. and Lillie Bowling Markland, of Roan Mountain.
   He was a carpenter with Markland Builders. He was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Gail Cole Markland; one daughter and son-in-law, Andrea Gail and Chris Howard, of Jonesville, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, William Brian and Julie Markland, Elizabethton; three brothers, Larry Dean Markland, of Hampton; Rev. Perry Markland, of Roan Mountain, and Dana Markland, of Elizabethton; one sister, Pam Timbs, of Roan Mountain; four grandchildren, Tyler Howard, Hunter Howard, Marcus Markland, and Cara Gouge. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MARKLAND -- Funeral services for Yancel John "Yankee" Markland, 48, 761 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, who died Monday, May 5, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dexter Brummitt, Rev. Charlie Trivette, and Rev. Steve Cochran officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2003 in the Hyder Family Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. McKinney, Jr. officiating. Music will be provided by the Simerly Creek Quartett. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, will be Edward Chambers, Benny Cole, Danny Cole, Jim Cole, Tyron Powell, and Eddie Timbs. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 6, 2003

Edward D. Herbert

  
Edward Dean Herbert, 39, 273 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 5, 2003 in the John Reed Nursing Home, Limestone.
   A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he was a son of the late Edward J. and Anna Cable Herbert.
   He had lived in Carter County since 1971. He was a mechanic. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Shirley Campbell Herbert; two step-sons, Joe and Tim Morgan, both of Elizabethton; two step daughters, Margaret Willey, Elizabethton, and Becky Hicks, Hampton; four brothers, Joseph Herbert, of Richmond, Va.; Robert, Billy and Tom Herbert, all of Baton Rouge, La.; two sisters, Carmon Green and Julie Barrett, both of Elizabethton; one nephew, Matthew Barrett, and three nieces, Jennifer and Jessica Barrett and Sara Green.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HERBERT -- Funeral services for Edward Dean Herbert, 39, 273 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 5, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Will Andrews officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. 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 mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Yancel J. Markland

  
Yancel J. Markland, 48, 761 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, died Monday, May 5, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Laura M. Welch

  
Laura Margaret Welch, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Sunday, May 4, 2003 in the Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, due to complications of diabetes.
   She was the daughter of Bob and Judy Hunnicutt Welch.
   Formerly a resident of Elizabethton, Laura had lived in Norman, Okla. for 11 years. She made her home in Fort Worth, Texas in 1999.
   She was a graduate of East Tennessee State University.
   She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Jim and Mabel Hunnicutt; her paternal grandfather, Robert F. Wlech; one aunt, Margaret Ann Hunnicutt, and one uncle, Bill Welch.
   In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandmother, Sadie Welch, of the home; brothers Jim and Michelle Welch and their sons, Josh and Nicholas, of Norman, Okla; Doug and Debbie Welch and children, Megan, Tyler and Laura Kathryn, of Phoenix, Ariz.; uncle, Ed Welch and his daughter Christie, of Cary, N.C.; aunts, Jane Raulston, of Elizabethton, and family, Janie, Keith, Becky, Eric and Jonathan Raulston; Jimmie Lou and Ron Wilcox, of Kingsport, and family, Katy and John Parsons; Susan and Bill Heaton, of Louisville, Ky., and their sons Joseph and Michael; Carolyn Welch, of Butler and family, Pete, J.T. and Sarah Louise; a great aunt Billie Welch Thomas and Hamilton Thomas, of Johnson City; a great uncle, Wayne Range and his wife, Betty Range, of Oakridge, and Dorothy Range, of Burlington, N.C.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   WELCH -- The funeral service for Laura Margaret Welch, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, who died Sunday, May 4, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Brent Seals and Dr. Jack B. Terry, Jr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of Denise Jones, soloist. Private interment will be conducted Thursday, May 8, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Keith Raulston, Erick Raulston, Jonathan Raulston, John Parsons, Josh Welch, and Nicholas Welch. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Heaton, Joseph Heaton, J.T. Welch, and Pete Welch. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or at the home of Jane Raulston, 1720 Sylvan Hill Road, Elizabethton, any time. To those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Southwestern Baptist Seminary, P.O. Box 2200, Fort Worth, TX 76122 or to the Childhood Diabetes Foundation, 4004 Hillsboro Avenue, Suite B-216, Nashville, TN 37215. Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
   An accomplished artist and avid Star Wars memorabilia collector, Laura Margaret Welch accepted with grace the ravages of diabetes. Her zeal for life never diminished throughout those many years of pain and discomfort. She welcomed all with a broad smile. Her quick wit and generous attitude for all persons made her friends of numerous individuals. Despite her condition of loss of sight and kidney failure, her resolve led her to complete her degree at East Tennessee State University. She lived the hope of the passage of Scripture that said, "Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not get tired; they will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31.

May 5, 2003

Thomas Irick

  
Thomas Irick, 40, 127 Dan Cole Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 3, 2003 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred on U.S. Highway 19E, Roan Mountain.
   He was a native of Eugene, Ore. but has lived in Elizabethton since 1969. He was the son of Merle Church Irick, Elizabethton, and the late Jack Irick.
   He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Irick was a brick and stone mason.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Nadine Fitch Irick, of the home; a son, Josh Irick, Elizabethton; a step-son, Jason Hobbs, Elizabethton; a step-daughter, Jennifer Hobbs, Johnson City; four grandchildren; two brothers, Jeff Irick, of Knoxville, and Larry Irick, Va., and one sister, Lynn Shryock, Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   IRICK -- The memorial service for Thomas Irick, 127 Dan Cole Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 3, 2003 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Dennis Church and Rev. Gary Bowman officiating. Private disposition will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends at the residence, 127 Dan Cole Road, 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 37644. 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.

Virgie L. Odham

  
Virgie Lee Odham, 85, 2910 Russum Avenue, Johnson City, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 3, 2003 at her residence.
   She was a native of Atkins, Va. and had lived in Elizabethton and Johnson City most of her life.
   Mrs. Odham was a daughter of the late David and Nannie May Kennedy Overbay.
   She was a former employee of Stein-Way Clothing Co. and was a member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, Gray, Tenn.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, three brothers, three half-sisters, and two half-brothers.
   She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ronnie McIntosh, Johnson City; two granddaughters, Angela McIntosh, Johnson City, and Marsha McIntosh, Knoxville; two half sisters; one half brother, and several nieces and nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ODHAM -- The funeral service for Virgie Lee Odham, 85, 2910 Russum Avenue, Johnson City, who died unexpectedly Saturday, May 3, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2003 in the Morris-Baker North Chapel. Dr. Gene Lasley and Rev. Lance McClure will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday. The committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2003 in the Roselawn Memory Gardens, where friends are invited to meet the family for this service. Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Curtis A. Terry

  
Curtis A. Terry, 30, of 552 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 4, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Riverview Road, Elizabethton.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of Janie Rogers Presnell. Mr. Terry attended Happy Valley High School and was employed by Lowe's Home Improvement, Johnson City.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife, Shonda Dinkins Terry, Elizabethton; one son, Lucas Terry, Elizabethton; his mother and step father, Janie and Rex Presnell, Elizabethton; one brother, Christopher Scott Rogers, Elizabethton; one uncle, Jim Rogers, Elizabethton; his mother=in-law, Judy Rogers, Elizabethton, and two special friends, Mark Greenwell and Eric Woods, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   TERRY -- The funeral service for Curtis A. Terry, 30, of 552 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died on Sunday, May 4, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at Presnell Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and fellow employees of Lowe's Home Improvement, Johnson City. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, or other times at the residence of his mother and step father, Janie and Rex Presnell, 552 Long Hollow Road, Elizabethton. 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, or the National Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 1135, Blountville, TN 37617. 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.

May 4, 2003

Thomas R. Irick

  
Thomas R. Irick, 40, 127 Dan Cole Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Saturday, May 3, 2003, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Visit our Web site at tetrickfuneralhome.com
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ross B. Ledford


   Mr. Ross Beed Ledford, 77, of Telford, Tenn., died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Ledford was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Henry Clay and Pearl Blackburn Ledford. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Mary Hardin Ledford, in 1998, and a brother, Farris Ledford.
   Mr. Ledford was a member of New Victory Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three sons, Russell Beed Ledford, Jonesborough, and G.B. Ledford and Jimmy Deadrick Ledford, both of Telford; two daughters, Betty Lee Johnson McCracken, Afton, and Mary Ruth Austin, Limestone; eight grandchildren, Shirley Housewright, Sandra Kruse and Robert Ledford, all of Jonesborough, Jeffrey Wines, Mary Jane Arrowood, Darlene Davis, Jennifer Barnard and Danny Eric Johnson, all of Greeneville; and two step-grandchildren, Linda McCracken and Lori McCracken, both of Greeneville. Sixteen great-grandchildren also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LEDFORD -- Funeral services for Mr. Ross Beed Ledford, 77, of Telford, who died Thursday, May 1, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at New Victory Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Gibson and Pastor Lester Murdock officiating. Mr. Ledford will lie in state one-half hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the New Victory Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stanley Miller, Dale Archer, Danny Eric Johnson, Jeffrey Wines, Donald Arrowood and Midget Cloyd. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may also call at the residence. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Claude T. Lilley, Sr.

  
 Claude Thomas Lilley, Sr., 76, 115 Lilley Lane, Johnson City, died Friday, May 2, 2003, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. 
   Mr. Lilley was a lifelong resident of Washington County, a son of the late Clarence and Mattie Feathers Lilley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Robert Ray Lilley, one sister and three brothers.
   Mr. Lilley was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in Germany, and a retired employee of Burlington Industries. Prior to his illness, he Lilley was an active member of Cherokee Church of Christ.
   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Abel Lilley; two daughters, Doris Stayer and her husband Tony Stayer, Denise Ragan and her husband Rick Ragan, all of Johnson City; two sons, Tom Lilley, Jr. and his wife Dale Lilley, Randy Lilley and his wife Jill Lilley, all of Johnson City; three sisters, Marie Rutherford and Lou Bragg, both of Johnson City and Ethel Ennis, Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Carl Lilley, Hampton, and Joe Lilley, Erwin; 10 grandchildren, Sharon Stayer, Keith Lilley, USMC, Mike Lilley and his wife Kim Lilley, Susan White and her husband Sam White, Jason Lilley, Kristi Davis, Angela Lilley, Matt Ragan, Nicole Lilley and Eric Ragan; four great-grandchildren, Trey Ingle, David Young, Deena Davis and Anna Ingle; and several nieces and nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, 282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   LILLEY -- Funeral services for Claude Thomas Lilley, Sr., 76, 115 Lilley Lane, Johnson City, who died Friday, May 2, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The Rev. Sam Taylor will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday. The committal service, with military honors, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. The family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for this service. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Galloway, Tony Stayer, Dewey Woolbright, Rick Ragan, Carroll Price, Kenny Coleman, Hubert Hoss, Bob Miller, J.W. Shew, Clyde Chisam, Harold Justice and Sam White. For those who wish, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Tennessee Children's Home, c/o Cherokee Church of Christ, 1421 Cherokee Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, 282-1521, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
Charles R. Morton

  
Charles Randy Morton, 47, 891 Dry Creek Road, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Raymond and Rose Morton Brumitt.
   Mr. Morton was employed as a sawmill machine operator at Unaka Forest Products. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include two sisters, Glenda Malone and Gail Brumitt Morton, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Lynn Brumitt, Elizabethton; two nieces; one nephew; and one aunt, Jean Rice, Johnson City.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MORTON -- Funeral services for Charles Randy Morton, 47, 891 Dry Creek Road, Jonesborough, who died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dexter Brummit officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Music will be provided by Mark and Angie Rice. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, will be Jeremy Malone, Keith Honeycutt, Arnold Hill, Jerry Trent, Glen Whitemore, Dean Bowling and Terry Bowling. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Hicks, Kenny Hodge, Michael Sams, Gary Hicks, Jerry Taylor, Tony Burgin, Chris Rice, Mitchell Vance, Johnny Woodby, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Lynn Brumitt, 103 Sheraton Lane, Elizabethton (725-4716). Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday. Condolences to the Morton family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edna E. Nave

   Mrs. Edna Elizabeth Nave, 71, 104 West G. Street, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Nave was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Charlie and Belle Crowe Elliott. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Nave; three brothers, Alex Elliott, Carlton Elliott and Edward Elliott; and a half sister, Susie Buckles.
   Mrs. Nave was a retired medical secretary. She was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
   Survivors include a brother, Joe Elliott, Elizabethton; a half-sister, Mattie Campbell, Elizabethton; a half-brother, Wiley Elliott, Elizabethton; and a special friend, J. Markland, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   NAVE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Elizabeth Nave, 71, 104 West G. Street, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, May 1, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Burl Garland and Dr. Dennis Deese officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Bobbie Elliott Swanay, pianist, and Ms. Frannie Hathaway, soloist. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 5, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Hunter First Baptist Church, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the residence, 104 West G. Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.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. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Harold T. Sturgill

   Harold Ted Sturgill, 68, 165 Log Cabin Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Sturgill was a native of Roda, Va., and the son of the late Oscar and Bessie Cooper Sturgill. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Fred Sturgill.
   Mr. Sturgill was a retired brick mason.
   Survivors include his wife, Wilma Jean Rutherford Sturgill, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Cindy Sturgill and Mark and Jenni Sturgill, all of Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Mike Grindstaff and Sandi and Paul Waters, all of Elizabethton; five sisters; three brothers; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Richard Collins, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   STURGILL -- Funeral services for Harold Ted Sturgill, 68, 165 Log Cabin Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, May 1, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, May 5, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Paul Waters, Michael Grindstaff, Clifford Peters, Jimmy Bowling, Jerry Reed and Glen Hardin. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, May 5, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Sandi Waters, 126 Sunrise Drive, 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.

May 2, 2003

Beecher Holtsclaw

   Beecher Holtsclaw, 95, 136 Holtsclaw Road, Roan Mountain, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain.
   Mr. Holtsclaw was a native of Carter County and the son of the late James and Polly Julian Holtsclaw.
   Mr. Holtsclaw spent most of his life working in the timber industry. He was a member of the Free Holiness Movement, preaching the message of Christ most of his adult life.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Edith Barnett Holtsclaw, in 2000; a son, Cecil E. Holtsclaw; three brothers, Will Holtsclaw, Frank Holtsclaw and Brown Holtsclaw; and three sisters, Bunie Campbell, Sarah Williams and Bessie Gouge.
   Survivors include two sons, J.L. Holtsclaw, Quinlan, Texas, and Dennis Holtsclaw, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and three daughters, Delores Jarrett and Lori Benfield, both of Roan Mountain, and Claire Malito, Lake Worth, Fla. Twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home of Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   HOLTSCLAW -- Funeral services for Beecher Holtsclaw, 95, 136 Holtsclaw Road, Roan Mountain, who died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Don Julian and the Rev. Jim McMahan officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Melody Trio. Interment will follow in the Vester Jarrett Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Terry Jarrett, Larry Jarrett, Gerald Holtsclaw, Dave Johnson, Ricky Holtsclaw and Brandon Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Free Holiness Movement. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Friends may also call at the home of Delores Jarrett, 400 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, at any time. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to a church or a favorite charity. 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.

Charles R. Morton

  
Charles Randy Morton, 47, 891 Dry Creek Road, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Raymond and Rose Morton Brumitt.
   Mr. Morton was employed as a sawmill machine operator at Unaka Forest Products. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include two sisters, Glenda Malone and Gail Brumitt Morton, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Lynn Brumitt, Elizabethton; two nieces; one nephew; and one aunt, Jean Rice, Johnson City.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MORTON -- Funeral services for Charles Randy Morton, 47, 891 Dry Creek Road, Jonesborough, who died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dexter Brummit officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Music will be provided by Mark and Angie Rice. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, will be Jeremy Malone, Keith Honeycutt, Arnold Hill, Jerry Trent, Glen Whitemore, Dean Bowling and Terry Bowling. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Hicks, Kenny Hodge, Michael Sams, Gary Hicks, Jerry Taylor, Tony Burgin, Chris Rice, Mitchell Vance, Johnny Woodby, friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother, Lynn Brumitt, 103 Sheraton Lane, Elizabethton (725-4716). Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday. Condolences to the Morton family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Georgie L. Young

   Georgie Lea Young, 74, 2110 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Young was a native of Pampa, Texas and had lived in Johnson City since 1940. She was a daughter of the late James and Dorothy Noel Bullock and was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ray Bullock, and two sisters, Floella Bullock Rumley Baines and Mary Daylene Bullock.
   Mrs. Young was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include her husband, James A. Young; a son, Charles D. Young, Johnson City; three brothers, James L. Bullock, Ormond Beach, Fla., Charles E. Bullock, Kettering, Ohio, and Richard D. Bullock, Crystal River, Fla.; a sister, Jaynice B. Wood, Johnson City; two grandsons, Christopher S. Young and Eric L. Young; and a great-grandson, Brandon L. Young. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521.
  
   YOUNG -- The funeral service for Georgie Lea Young, 74, 2110 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 1, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Chaplain David Snyder officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 7 p.m. Friday. The committal service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Those attending are invited to meet at the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Shawn Young, Eric Young, Lynn Royston and Lewis Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be L.D. Lowe, Scotty Whaley, Kirk M. Hoxie and James Lowe. Online condolences may be sent to the Young Family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Johnson City.

May 1, 2003

Jerry R. Crumley

  
Jerry Ray Crumley, 46, 400 N. Boone Street, Asbury Center, Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at Asbury Center following an extended illness.
   He was a native of Carter County, and he was the son of the late Kenneth D. and Juanita Osborne Crumley.
   He was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church. He was an employee of Asbury Center and also was a part time employee of the Johnson City Senior Citizens Center.
   He was a graduate of Happy Valley High School.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an uncle, Cecil Osborne.
   Survivors include two aunts, Emmer McCoury, of Creston, N.C.; Bonnie Crumley, of Charleston, S.C.; two uncles, Ray Osborne, of Myrtle Creek, Ore.; Harold Osborne, of Mocksville, N.C.; a special uncle, Herman Crumley, of Elizabethton, and several cousins.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   CRUMLEY -- The funeral service for Jerry Ray Crumley, 46, 400 N. Boone St., Asbury Center, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, April 29, 2003 will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Reece Harris officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be under the direction of Sue Bowers, organist. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Crumley, Dustin Crumley, Johnny Crowe, Shaun Mullins, Murrel Mullins, and Tim Mason. Honorary pallbearers will be Asbury Center staff of Johnson City, doctors and nurses at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, Senior Citizens Center of Johnson City and employees of Adventa Hospice of Elizabethton. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Crumley to Sinking Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 2313 Elizabethton Hwy., Johnson City, TN 37601. 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.

Pansy Garland

  
Pansy Kay Pate Garland, 64, 2112 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at her residence.
   Mrs. Garland was a native of Mitchell County, N.C. and had lived in Johnson City most of her life.
   She was a daughter of the late Nathan and Hattie Street Pate.
   She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, and one step-grandson.
   Mrs. Garland was the retired owner of Garland Daycare Center for 30 years.
   She was a member of Martindale Baptist Church and was a member of the choir and a Sunday School teacher.
   Mrs. Garland was a graduate of Tipton Hill High School, Tipton Hill, N.C. and a member of the Women's Basketball team.
   Survivors include her husband, George V. Garland, of Johnson City; two sons, Michael G. Garland, of Jonesborough, and Chris Garland, of Bradenton, Fla.; one stepson, Melvin Gardener, of Spruce Pine, N.C.; three daughters, Evelyn Human, of Jonesborough; Robin Elaine Atkinson, and Rita Sommers, both of Johnson City; one step daughter, Diane Putman, of Buladean, N.C.; three brothers, Floyd Pate, of Plumtree, N.C.; Rufus Pate and Paul Pate, both of Burnsville, N.C.; one sister, Hettie Smith, of Rhode Island; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the family.
  
   GARLAND -- The funeral service for Pansy Kay Pate Garland, 64, 2112 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003 from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Reverend Delbert Storie will officiate. Committal service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2003 at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. and travel in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003 at the funeral home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Robin Elaine Atkinson, 287 Rockhouse Road, Johnson City. Mrs. Garland was the retired owner of Garland Daycare Center for 30 years, where she sowed many seeds of loving kindness to children and families. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the family.

Annie M. Hensley

  
Mrs. Annie Muriel Hensley, 87, Hill View Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of 378 Wilbur Dam Road, Elizabethton, died there on Tuesday, April 29, 2003.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late E.A. and Ella Berry Morrell.
   Mrs. Hensley was a cook at Siam Elementary School for several years. She was also a member of Siam Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Hensley was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Robert Hensley; a son, Robert Dean Hensley; three sisters, Pauline Curtis, Ruby Gibson, and Mildred Estep, and three brothers, Ralph Morrell, Guy Morrell, and Earl Morrell.
   Survivors include a grandson, Robert Eugene Hensley and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HENSLEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Muriel Hensley, 87, of Hill View Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of 378 Wilbur Dam Road, Elizabethton, who died on Tuesday, April 29, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2003 in the VanHuss Cemetery. Mr. Bill Anderson will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be John Allen, Henry Allen, Sam Combs, Gene Sparks, Bill Hamilton, Eston Treadway, Jack Montgomery, and Johnny Eugene Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert E. Walter, Curtis Estep, Alf Estep, Alphas Anderson, Hunter Estep, Dan Crowe, Ed Strickland, Ralph Wilson, Lynn Treadway, Kenny Treadway, Marvin Elliott, John Rednour, Bill Allen, Doug Bailey, Dana Earl Carden, Bill Curtis, Pat Curtis, Max VanHuss, Charles Lipford, Carroll Montgomery, Lowell Tedder, Sam Ward, Martin Nave, Howard Nave, Wendell Treadway and Berlaski Bowers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Hensley family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dayton Henson

  
Dayton Henson, 76, 1395 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003 in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.
   A native of Roan Mountain, he was a son of the late Rassie and Lockie Barnett Henson.
   He was a retired carpenter.
   Mr. Henson was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post #2166.
   Mr. Henson was a member of the Christian Church.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Cephus Smith.
   Survivors include his wife, Myra Haley Henson; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Kay and Billy Polly, of Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, David Frank and Lillie Claudette Henson, Elizabethton; one brother, Clifford Henson, of Dover, Penn.; one sister, Grace Barnett, of Roan Mountain; five grandchildren, Anthony Henson, Nathaniel Henson, Carrie Henson, Kimerly Polly, and Carla Polly, and one great grandson, Lim Henson.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HENSON -- Funeral services for Dayton Henson, 76, 1395 Broad Street, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Tim Ross, minister, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, will be Sammy Ellis, Tim Vines, Joseph Vines, Anthony Henson, Nathaniel Henson, and Billy Polly. Honorary pallbearers will be his friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Henson family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.