May 30, 2003

Mary L. Archer

  
Mrs. Mary L. Archer, 90, 219 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 29, 2003 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Celio Belle Hinkle Archer. She was a former employee of American Bemberg Corporation with 30 years of service.
   She was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and the Elizabethton Senior Citizens.
   She was preceded in death by two husbands, Roy Shell and Linsey Baker; two sisters and four brothers.
   Survivors include one son, James F. Shell Sr., Johnson City; three grandchildren, Mrs. Connie Douglas, Kingsport; Mrs. Debbie Stidham, of Johnson City, and Mr. James Shell Jr., of Oak Ridge; two great grandchildren, Zachary Douglas, of Kingsport, and Lindsey Stidham, of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral home.
  
   ARCHER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary L. Archer, 90, 219 Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, May 29, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Connie Douglas, soloist, and Mr. David Arney, organist. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2003 in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected form the men of First Christian Church, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center, 428 East G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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.

Lose Campbell

  
Mr. Lose Campbell, 81, 1393 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 29, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center following a short illness.
   Mr. Campbell was a native of Johnson County and lived in Johnson City most of his life. He was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Wagoner Campbell.
   Mr. Campbell was a retired welder at Watauga Stone Co. with 27 years of service.
   He was a member of the Kings Springs Baptist Church.
   He is preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Campbell in 2001 and by two brothers.
   Survivors include six sons, Alford R. Campbell, Bill Campbell, Jr., Jerry Campbell, Roger A. Campbell, Wayne Campbell, all of Johnson City, and Bobby G. Campbell of Elizabethton; one daughter, Betty V. Campbell, of Jonesborough; one brother, Charlie Campbell of Johnson City; one sister, Caroline Goodman, of Johnson City; 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CAMPBELL -- The funeral service for Mr. Lose Campbell, 81, 1393 Milligan Highway, Johnson City, who died Thursday, May 29, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003 in the South Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Cornett and Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jenni Hughes and Orben Jones, soloists. The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2003 in the Garland Cemetery in Unicoi County. Active pallbearers will be his six sons. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Williams and Bruce Light. The family will receive friends in the funeral chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Everyone will meet at 1:20 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the Campbell family via www.morrisbaker.com. These arrangements by the Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2001 Oalkland Avenue, Johnson City.

Anita Taylor

  
Anita Taylor, 88, formerly of 502 West Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 29, 2003 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late John and Virginia Jones Hart.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Taylor, and a son, Dallas Taylor.
   Mrs. Taylor was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a retired LPN from Carter County Memorial Hospital.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Nell Taylor, Mt. Carmel, Tenn., and two grandchildren, Josh Taylor, of Orlando, Fla. and Brittani Taylor, of Mt. Carmel, Tenn.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   TAYLOR -- Graveside services for Anita Taylor, 88, formerly of 502 West Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, May 29, 2003 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park, with Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. Active pallbearers will be Roy McKinney, Willie Holtsclaw, Bill Linebaugh, Danny Fillers, and Pete Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be nurses and staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton and Sid Hodge. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003 in the Chapel of Tetrick 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.

May 29, 2003

Flossie Baird

  
Flossie Ann Dugger Baird, 86, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, formerly of 1160 Poga Rd., Butler, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Will and Martha Dugger.
   She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Lambert and Sylvia Dugger, and three brothers, Wheeler Dugger, Alvin Dugger and Earl Dugger.
   Ms. Baird was a homemaker and a member of Piney Grove Church of Christ for 71 years.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, J.W. and Opal Baird, Jerry and Shirley Baird, all of Hampton; James Allen and Wendy Baird, of Newland, N.C.; a daughter, Kathleen Harmon, Elizabethton; a sister, Rana Trivette, of Poga; eleven grandchildren; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   BAIRD -- Funeral services for Flossie Ann Dugger Baird, 86, Life Care Center, Elizabethton, formerly of 1160 Poga Rd., Butler, who died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Dean Estep, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Carl Cable. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service, or friends may call at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, J.W. and Opal Baird, 310 Dennis Cove Road, Hampton, any time. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2003 in the Piney Grove/Dugger Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons, David Baird, Randy Baird, Craig Baird, Richard Baird, Mark Baird, Brian Baird, Matthew Stockton and Christopher Johnson. Honorary pallbearers, with a special thanks, to Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 9:45 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tim Russell

   Tim Russell, 37, 131 Eldridge Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mr. Russell was a native of Pahokee, Fla., and the son of John and Louela Shankle Russell, Elizabethton.
   Mr. Russell was a student of the Jehovah Witness faith.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three brothers and two special sisters-in-law, Michael and Kathy Russell, Jeff Russell, and Keith and Andrea Russell, all of Elizabethton. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   RUSSELL -- The memorial service for Tim Russell, 37, 131 Eldridge Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Presiding Minister Ron Weiss officiating. The family will receive friends in the Riverside Chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Kathy Russell, 132 Eldridge Drive, Elizabethton, at any time. A private disposition will be conducted at a later date. 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 28, 2003

Frances Tetrick

  
Frances Jane Smith Tetrick, 88, of 224 West F Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 26, 2003 in the Hillview Health Center following a lengthy illness.
   She was a native of Joplin, Missouri and was the daughter of the late Charles and Ollie Rafferty Smith.
   She graduated from Joplin High School in 1933 and Joplin Business College in 1935. Mrs. Tetrick moved to Elizabethton in 1943 when she and her husband started Tetrick Funeral Home.
   She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, a member of the United Methodist Women and Circle Six. Mrs. Tetrick was a member of the Franklin Flower Club and a former member of the Elizabethton Book Club. She was instrumental in forming the Elizabethton Women's Golf Association of which she had served as president. She had been the Women's Club Champion three times.
   She was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Smith, Eugenia Bodner, and Naydene Reynolds.
   She is survived by her husband, Don Tetrick, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Julie Tetrick, and Richard and Norma Tetrick, of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Tyler Tetrick, Ashley Tetrick, and Jared Tetrick, all of Elizabethton, and Ronda Greaves, of Denville, N.J.; two brothers, Kenneth Smith, of Roswell, N.M., and Whitney Smith, of Odessa, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   TETRICK -- The funeral service for Frances Jane Smith Tetrick, 88, of 224 West F Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 26, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003 in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Carter and Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be under the direction of Becky Hale, organist; Sally Harris, pianist, and Brenda Pelham soloist. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 2:45 p.m. Thursday will be Drew Bodner, Ken Bodner, Dick Ryan, Roy Huskins, Dr. John Crockett III, Dr. Doug Cole, Pete Hampton, Greg Bowers, Richard Barker, Joe LaPorte, and Sam LaPorte. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of First United Methodist Church, Julian Caudill, John Crockett, Jr., Bill Hampton, Mike McKinney, and employees of Security Federal Savings Bank, the present and former directors of Citizens Bank, the members of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club and Elizabethton Rotary Club, the past and present employees and associates of Tetrick Funeral Home and Hathaway Percy Funeral Home, Happy Valley Memorial Park, Heritage Family Funeral Services, Heritage Family Cemeteries, TWT, Dr. Harold Lane, Ed Alexander, Bill Broome, John L. Bowers, Jr. John L. Bowers, III, Johnny Geagley, Jimmy Jones, Jennings Wagner, Bob McCullough, Ralph Cole, Frank Harrill, Lewis Merryman, Sam Barker, Don Cooper, Ken Howerton, Harold Lingerfelt, and George Simmons. Those who wish to make donations in memory of Mrs. Tetrick may donate to the First United Methodist Church, East E and Elm Streets, Elizabethton, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences to the family may be sent through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

James L. Thompson

  
James L. Thompson, 79, of Butler, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Thompson was a native of Red Jacket, W.Va., and a son of the late Jesse and Reta Dugger Thompson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, J.D. Thompson.
   Mr. Thompson was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II. He was a retired operator at Nuclear Fuels Services.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Gretchen and Randall Lewis, Unicoi, and Stara Brackins, Erwin; three sons and two daughters-in-law, James and Nancy Thompson and Jeff Thompson, all of Erwin, and Robert and Barbara Thompson, Piney Flats; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a special friend, Mable M. Biegar, Butler, also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   THOMPSON -- The graveside and inurnment service for James L. Thompson, 79, of Butler, who died Sunday, May 25, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, in the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Military Honors to be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Williams, John Forrester, Richard White and John Hill. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the charity of their choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

May 27, 2003

Elsie C. Hyder

  
Elsie Carver Hyder, 81, 409 Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 25, 2003 in the Pine Ridge Care Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Nat and Nola Cochran Carver.
   Mrs. Hyder was a member of Roan Street Freewill Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Texas Instruments.
   Mrs. Hyder was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hyder (1971); a son, Glenn Hyder (1991); an infant son, Delaney Hyder (1938); a daughter, Sherry Grindstaff (2000), and two brothers, Byrl and Earl Carver.
   Survivors include one daughter, Glenda Hyder, of the home; two grandsons, Gregory Hyder, of Chicago, Ill.; Jeffery Hyder, of N.C.; three great grandsons, Reuben Hyder, Daniel Hyder and Jonathan Hyder; one sister, Edith Byrd; one son-in-law, J.D. Grindstaff; one daughter-in-law, Lyndell Hyder.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   HYDER -- The graveside service for Elsie Carver Hyder, 81, of 409 Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, May 25, 2003 will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Rick Price and Rev. Arthur Renfro officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jennifer Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Gladden, Jamie Gladden, Jim Snyder, and J.D. Grindstaff. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday for the graveside service. Friends may call at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at any time. Friends may also call at the residence, 409 Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program - F, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. 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.

Eva H. Owens

  
Eva H. Owens, 88, formerly of 1306 Hermitage Park Drive, Hermitage, Tenn., died Sunday, May 25, 2003 in Mt. Juliet Nursing Home, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
   She was a native of Washington County and a former resident of Central Community and Buck Mountain. Mrs. Owens had lived in Hermitage since 1990.
   She was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Cole Woody.
   Mrs. Owens was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
   She is preceded in death by her husband, Troy T. DeFort Owens (1979); a daughter, Gwen Breeze, and a brother, James Albert Woody.
   Survivors include three daughters, Lila Wells, of Old Hickory, Tenn.; Patricia Gallagher, of Hendersonville, N.C.; Sandra Creasman, of Hendersonville, N.C.; two sons, James Owens, of Old HIckory, Tenn., and Albert Owens, of Johnson City; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; three half brothers, Wayne Woody; Glen Woody; Edsel Woody, all of Ft. Worth, Texas; two half sisters, Helen Tilly, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Eleanor Woody, of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   OWENS -- The funeral service for Eva H. Owens, 88, formerly of 1306 Hermitage Park Drive, Hermitage, Tenn., who died Sunday, May 25, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Brackett officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Bill Brackett and Sandra Creasman. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Jack Gallagher officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10 a.m. on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick 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.

Samuel D. Ritchie

  
MEMPHIS -- Samuel D. Ritchie, 57, of Memphis, died Saturday, May 24, 2003 at the Baptist East Hospital.
   Born in Johnson City, he was the son of Fredrick and Bonnie Kate Ritchie. He was an exterminator for Stroupe Pest Control, Memphis.
   He was a member of Slagles Methodist Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include his wife, Gail Ritchie, of the home; two daughters, Lisa Stockton, of Memphis, and Robin Ritchie, of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, Sam Ritchie, Jr., of Little Rock, Ark., and Jason Ritchie, of Hazen, Ark.; two sisters, Katherine Hilton and Hettie Lyons, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, Fredrick H. Ritchie and George Ritchie, also of Elizabethton, and one grandson, Branon.
   Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RITCHIE -- The funeral service for Samuel D. Ritchie, 57, of Memphis, who died Saturday, May 24, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at the Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. The burial will follow the service and will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Cancer Clinic, Memphis. Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Tetrick

  
Frances Jane Smith Tetrick, 88, of 224 West F Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 26, 2003 in the Hillview Health Center following a lengthy illness.
   She was a native of Joplin, Missouri and was the daughter of the late Charles and Ollie Rafferty Smith.
   She graduated from Joplin High School in 1933 and Joplin Business College in 1935. Mrs. Tetrick moved to Elizabethton in 1943 when she and her husband started Tetrick Funeral Home.
   She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, a member of the United Methodist Women and Circle Six. Mrs. Tetrick was a member of the Franklin Flower Club and a former member of the Elizabethton Book Club. She was instrumental in forming the Elizabethton Women's Golf Association of which she had served as president. She had been the Women's Club Champion three times.
   She was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Smith, Eugenia Bodner, and Naydene Reynolds.
   She is survived by her husband, Don Tetrick, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Julie Tetrick, and Richard and Norma Tetrick, of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Tyler Tetrick, Ashley Tetrick, and Jared Tetrick, all of Elizabethton, and Ronda Greaves, of Denville, N.J.; two brothers, Kenneth Smith, of Roswell, N.M., and Whitney Smith, of Odessa, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   TETRICK -- The funeral service for Frances Jane Smith Tetrick, 88, of 224 West F Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 26, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003 in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Carter and Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be under the direction of Becky Hale, organist; Sally Harris, pianist, and Brenda Pelham soloist. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 2:45 p.m. Thursday will be Drew Bodner, Ken Bodner, Dick Ryan, Roy Huskins, Dr. John Crockett III, Dr. Doug Cole, Pete Hampton, Greg Bowers, Richard Barker, Joe LaPorte, and Sam LaPorte. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of First United Methodist Church, Julian Caudill, John Crockett, Jr., Bill Hampton, Mike McKinney, and employees of Security Federal Savings Bank, the present and former directors of Citizens Bank, the members of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club and Elizabethton Rotary Club, the past and present employees and associates of Tetrick Funeral Home and Hathaway Percy Funeral Home, Happy Valley Memorial Park, Heritage Family Funeral Services, Heritage Family Cemeteries, TWT, Dr. Harold Lane, Ed Alexander, Bill Broome, John L. Bowers, Jr. John L. Bowers, III, Johnny Geagley, Jimmy Jones, Jennings Wagner, Bob McCullough, Ralph Cole, Frank Harrill, Lewis Merryman, Sam Barker, Don Cooper, Ken Howerton, Harold Lingerfelt, and George Simmons. Those who wish to make donations in memory of Mrs. Tetrick may donate to the First United Methodist Church, East E and Elm Streets, Elizabethton, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences to the family may be sent through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

James L. Thompson

  
James L. Thompson, 79, of Butler, Tenn., died Sunday, May 25, 2003 at his residence.
   Mr. Thompson was a native of Red Jacket, West Va. and was a son of the late Jesse and Reta Dugger Thompson.
   He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II, and a retired operator at Nuclear Fuels Services.
   Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by a brother, J.D. Thompson.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Gretchen and Randall Lewis, of Unicoi, and Stara Brackins, of Erwin; three sons and two daughters-in-law, James and Nancy Thompson, of Erwin; Jeff Thompson, Erwin, and Robert and Barbara Thompson, of Piney Flats; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren, and a special friend, Mable M. Biegar, of Butler, also survives.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   THOMPSON -- The graveside service and interment for James L. Thompson, 79, of Butler, Tenn., who died Sunday, May 25, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2003 in the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Military honors to be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom, VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the charity of their choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie L. Whitehead

  
Mrs. Elsie L. Whitehead, 73, 146 Greenmeadow Lane, Jonesborough, died Saturday, May 24, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Whitehead was a native of Johnson County; a former resident of Carter County, and had been a resident of Washington County for most of her life.
   She was a daughter of the late Thomas B. and Ester Bunton Campbell.
   Mrs. Whitehead was the owner and operator of the Whitehead Home for the Elderly, Jonesborough, for the past 30 years.
   She was a Baptist and attended Hopson's Chapel Baptist Church, of Roan Mountain.
   Mrs. Whitehead was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Lovelace; one brother, Glen Campbell; an infant brother, and one niece, CeBo Campbell.
   She is survived by her husband, Ralph Whitehead, of the home; two sons, Benny Lovelace, Johnson City, and Jim Lovelace, of Jonesborough; one brother, J.C. Campbell, of Roan Mtn.; two sisters, Anna Mae Arnold, of Valley Forge, and Wilma Lee, of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITEHEAD -- The funeral service for Mrs. Elsie L. Whitehead, 73, 146 Greenmeadow Lane, Jonesborough, who died Saturday, May 24, 2003, will be conducted Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. The eulogy will be presented by Mr. Eddie McAllister. Special music will be provided by Mr. Joel Street, Sr. The graveside committal service will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 10 a.m. in Roselawn Memory Gardens. Those planning to attend are to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers, who are to assemble at the funeral home by 7:45 p.m. Tuesday are Jimmy Lovelace, Clint Lovelace, Glen Campbell, Joe Rutherford, Jason Matherly, Donnie Carter and Joel Street, Jr. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald L. Wilson

  
Ronald Lee Wilson, 52, 1597 Egypt Road, Bluff City, died Sunday, May 25, 2003 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
   A native of Washington County, he had lived in Bluff City for a number of years. He was employed as a wood worker. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Fellowship Community Church, Watauga.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Lynn McCoy Wilson; one daughter, Jessica S. Wilson, of Bristol, Tenn.; two sons, Justin N. Wilson, of Johnson City, and Jeremy L. Wilson, of the home; two aunts; one uncle, and several nieces, nephews and close friends.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILSON -- Funeral services for Ronald Lee Wilson, 52, 1597 Egypt Road, Bluff City, who died Sunday, May 25, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 in the Fellowship Community Church, Watauga, with the Rev. Ken Hauser and Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Interment will be held in the Webb and Lady Cemetery. Rick Sweeney and Amanda Oliver will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be Sam Phillips, Sr., Sam Phillips, Jr., Aaron Phillips, Joe McCoy, Mike Davis and Tom Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be David Wayne Cooper, William Burgan, and Glen McCoy. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Community Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. PAGE -- Funeral services for James Arthur Page, 79, 106 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, who died Friday, May 23, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to all the special people who cared for James during his illness. Also surviving are his special friends, Lee McKinney, of Roan Mtn., and Woodson Heath, Elizabethton, and his special pet cat, Tom Dooley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 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 10:30 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.

Gladys H. Winters

  
Gladys (Granny) Hall Winters, 78, 1105 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Sunday, May 25, 2003 in the Hermitage Health Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Mike and Sallie Gorley Hall. She was a retired cook at Hampton Elementary School having worked there for 23 years.
   Mrs. Winters was a member of the Hampton Christian Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence David Winters, Sr. and a son, Clarence David (Bud) Winters, Jr.
   Survivors include two daughters, Sally Jo Whitehead, Elizabethton, and Jean Gobble, Hampton; seven grandchildren, David Gobble, Larry Gobble, Jeff Gobble, Emily Deloach, Jackie Whitehead, Dina Dison and Mikki Winters.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WINTERS -- Funeral services for Gladys (Granny) Hall Winters, 78, 1105 Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, May 25, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at noon Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in the Hall Cemetery, Hampton. The Carr family will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday will be David Gobble, Larry Gobble, Jeff Gobble, Jackie Whitehead, Randy Gobble, Jeff Underwood, Bill Dison, and Charlie Deloach. Honorary pallbearers will be Kale Hazelwood, Dillard Blevins, Jack Whitehead, and Leslie Foster. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Sally Jo Whitehead, 227 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Winters family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 27, 2003

Elsie C. Hyder

  
Elsie Carver Hyder, 81, 409 Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, died Sunday, May 25, 2003 in the Pine Ridge Care Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Nat and Nola Cochran Carver.
   Mrs. Hyder was a member of Roan Street Freewill Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Texas Instruments.
   Mrs. Hyder was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hyder (1971); a son, Glenn Hyder (1991); an infant son, Delaney Hyder (1938); a daughter, Sherry Grindstaff (2000), and two brothers, Byrl and Earl Carver.
   Survivors include one daughter, Glenda Hyder, of the home; two grandsons, Gregory Hyder, of Chicago, Ill.; Jeffery Hyder, of N.C.; three great grandsons, Reuben Hyder, Daniel Hyder and Jonathan Hyder; one sister, Edith Byrd; one son-in-law, J.D. Grindstaff; one daughter-in-law, Lyndell Hyder.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   HYDER -- The graveside service for Elsie Carver Hyder, 81, of 409 Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, May 25, 2003 will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Rick Price and Rev. Arthur Renfro officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jennifer Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Gladden, Jamie Gladden, Jim Snyder, and J.D. Grindstaff. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday for the graveside service. Friends may call at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at any time. Friends may also call at the residence, 409 Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program - F, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. 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.

Eva H. Owens

  
Eva H. Owens, 88, formerly of 1306 Hermitage Park Drive, Hermitage, Tenn., died Sunday, May 25, 2003 in Mt. Juliet Nursing Home, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
   She was a native of Washington County and a former resident of Central Community and Buck Mountain. Mrs. Owens had lived in Hermitage since 1990.
   She was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Cole Woody.
   Mrs. Owens was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
   She is preceded in death by her husband, Troy T. DeFort Owens (1979); a daughter, Gwen Breeze, and a brother, James Albert Woody.
   Survivors include three daughters, Lila Wells, of Old Hickory, Tenn.; Patricia Gallagher, of Hendersonville, N.C.; Sandra Creasman, of Hendersonville, N.C.; two sons, James Owens, of Old HIckory, Tenn., and Albert Owens, of Johnson City; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; three half brothers, Wayne Woody; Glen Woody; Edsel Woody, all of Ft. Worth, Texas; two half sisters, Helen Tilly, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Eleanor Woody, of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   OWENS -- The funeral service for Eva H. Owens, 88, formerly of 1306 Hermitage Park Drive, Hermitage, Tenn., who died Sunday, May 25, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Brackett officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Bill Brackett and Sandra Creasman. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Jack Gallagher officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10 a.m. on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick 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.

Samuel D. Ritchie

  
MEMPHIS -- Samuel D. Ritchie, 57, of Memphis, died Saturday, May 24, 2003 at the Baptist East Hospital.
   Born in Johnson City, he was the son of Fredrick and Bonnie Kate Ritchie. He was an exterminator for Stroupe Pest Control, Memphis.
   He was a member of Slagles Methodist Church, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include his wife, Gail Ritchie, of the home; two daughters, Lisa Stockton, of Memphis, and Robin Ritchie, of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, Sam Ritchie, Jr., of Little Rock, Ark., and Jason Ritchie, of Hazen, Ark.; two sisters, Katherine Hilton and Hettie Lyons, both of Elizabethton; two brothers, Fredrick H. Ritchie and George Ritchie, also of Elizabethton, and one grandson, Branon.
   Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RITCHIE -- The funeral service for Samuel D. Ritchie, 57, of Memphis, who died Saturday, May 24, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at the Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. The burial will follow the service and will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Cancer Clinic, Memphis. Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Tetrick

  
Frances Jane Smith Tetrick, 88, of 224 West F Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 26, 2003 in the Hillview Health Center following a lengthy illness.
   She was a native of Joplin, Missouri and was the daughter of the late Charles and Ollie Rafferty Smith.
   She graduated from Joplin High School in 1933 and Joplin Business College in 1935. Mrs. Tetrick moved to Elizabethton in 1943 when she and her husband started Tetrick Funeral Home.
   She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, a member of the United Methodist Women and Circle Six. Mrs. Tetrick was a member of the Franklin Flower Club and a former member of the Elizabethton Book Club. She was instrumental in forming the Elizabethton Women's Golf Association of which she had served as president. She had been the Women's Club Champion three times.
   She was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Smith, Eugenia Bodner, and Naydene Reynolds.
   She is survived by her husband, Don Tetrick, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Julie Tetrick, and Richard and Norma Tetrick, of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Tyler Tetrick, Ashley Tetrick, and Jared Tetrick, all of Elizabethton, and Ronda Greaves, of Denville, N.J.; two brothers, Kenneth Smith, of Roswell, N.M., and Whitney Smith, of Odessa, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   TETRICK -- The funeral service for Frances Jane Smith Tetrick, 88, of 224 West F Street, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 26, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003 in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Carter and Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be under the direction of Becky Hale, organist; Sally Harris, pianist, and Brenda Pelham soloist. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 2:45 p.m. Thursday will be Drew Bodner, Ken Bodner, Dick Ryan, Roy Huskins, Dr. John Crockett III, Dr. Doug Cole, Pete Hampton, Greg Bowers, Richard Barker, Joe LaPorte, and Sam LaPorte. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of First United Methodist Church, Julian Caudill, John Crockett, Jr., Bill Hampton, Mike McKinney, and employees of Security Federal Savings Bank, the present and former directors of Citizens Bank, the members of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club and Elizabethton Rotary Club, the past and present employees and associates of Tetrick Funeral Home and Hathaway Percy Funeral Home, Happy Valley Memorial Park, Heritage Family Funeral Services, Heritage Family Cemeteries, TWT, Dr. Harold Lane, Ed Alexander, Bill Broome, John L. Bowers, Jr. John L. Bowers, III, Johnny Geagley, Jimmy Jones, Jennings Wagner, Bob McCullough, Ralph Cole, Frank Harrill, Lewis Merryman, Sam Barker, Don Cooper, Ken Howerton, Harold Lingerfelt, and George Simmons. Those who wish to make donations in memory of Mrs. Tetrick may donate to the First United Methodist Church, East E and Elm Streets, Elizabethton, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences to the family may be sent through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

James L. Thompson

  
James L. Thompson, 79, of Butler, Tenn., died Sunday, May 25, 2003 at his residence.
   Mr. Thompson was a native of Red Jacket, West Va. and was a son of the late Jesse and Reta Dugger Thompson.
   He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II, and a retired operator at Nuclear Fuels Services.
   Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by a brother, J.D. Thompson.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Gretchen and Randall Lewis, of Unicoi, and Stara Brackins, of Erwin; three sons and two daughters-in-law, James and Nancy Thompson, of Erwin; Jeff Thompson, Erwin, and Robert and Barbara Thompson, of Piney Flats; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren, and a special friend, Mable M. Biegar, of Butler, also survives.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   THOMPSON -- The graveside service and interment for James L. Thompson, 79, of Butler, Tenn., who died Sunday, May 25, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2003 in the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Military honors to be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom, VFW Post #2166. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Friday for the graveside service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the charity of their choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie L. Whitehead

  
Mrs. Elsie L. Whitehead, 73, 146 Greenmeadow Lane, Jonesborough, died Saturday, May 24, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Whitehead was a native of Johnson County; a former resident of Carter County, and had been a resident of Washington County for most of her life.
   She was a daughter of the late Thomas B. and Ester Bunton Campbell.
   Mrs. Whitehead was the owner and operator of the Whitehead Home for the Elderly, Jonesborough, for the past 30 years.
   She was a Baptist and attended Hopson's Chapel Baptist Church, of Roan Mountain.
   Mrs. Whitehead was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Lovelace; one brother, Glen Campbell; an infant brother, and one niece, CeBo Campbell.
   She is survived by her husband, Ralph Whitehead, of the home; two sons, Benny Lovelace, Johnson City, and Jim Lovelace, of Jonesborough; one brother, J.C. Campbell, of Roan Mtn.; two sisters, Anna Mae Arnold, of Valley Forge, and Wilma Lee, of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITEHEAD -- The funeral service for Mrs. Elsie L. Whitehead, 73, 146 Greenmeadow Lane, Jonesborough, who died Saturday, May 24, 2003, will be conducted Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 8 p.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. The eulogy will be presented by Mr. Eddie McAllister. Special music will be provided by Mr. Joel Street, Sr. The graveside committal service will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 10 a.m. in Roselawn Memory Gardens. Those planning to attend are to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers, who are to assemble at the funeral home by 7:45 p.m. Tuesday are Jimmy Lovelace, Clint Lovelace, Glen Campbell, Joe Rutherford, Jason Matherly, Donnie Carter and Joel Street, Jr. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald L. Wilson

  
Ronald Lee Wilson, 52, 1597 Egypt Road, Bluff City, died Sunday, May 25, 2003 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
   A native of Washington County, he had lived in Bluff City for a number of years. He was employed as a wood worker. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Fellowship Community Church, Watauga.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Lynn McCoy Wilson; one daughter, Jessica S. Wilson, of Bristol, Tenn.; two sons, Justin N. Wilson, of Johnson City, and Jeremy L. Wilson, of the home; two aunts; one uncle, and several nieces, nephews and close friends.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WILSON -- Funeral services for Ronald Lee Wilson, 52, 1597 Egypt Road, Bluff City, who died Sunday, May 25, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 in the Fellowship Community Church, Watauga, with the Rev. Ken Hauser and Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Interment will be held in the Webb and Lady Cemetery. Rick Sweeney and Amanda Oliver will provide the music. Active pallbearers will be Sam Phillips, Sr., Sam Phillips, Jr., Aaron Phillips, Joe McCoy, Mike Davis and Tom Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be David Wayne Cooper, William Burgan, and Glen McCoy. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Community Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. PAGE -- Funeral services for James Arthur Page, 79, 106 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, who died Friday, May 23, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to express a special "thank you" to all the special people who cared for James during his illness. Also surviving are his special friends, Lee McKinney, of Roan Mtn., and Woodson Heath, Elizabethton, and his special pet cat, Tom Dooley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 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 10:30 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.

Gladys H. Winters

  
Gladys (Granny) Hall Winters, 78, 1105 Rittertown Road, Hampton, died Sunday, May 25, 2003 in the Hermitage Health Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Mike and Sallie Gorley Hall. She was a retired cook at Hampton Elementary School having worked there for 23 years.
   Mrs. Winters was a member of the Hampton Christian Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence David Winters, Sr. and a son, Clarence David (Bud) Winters, Jr.
   Survivors include two daughters, Sally Jo Whitehead, Elizabethton, and Jean Gobble, Hampton; seven grandchildren, David Gobble, Larry Gobble, Jeff Gobble, Emily Deloach, Jackie Whitehead, Dina Dison and Mikki Winters.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WINTERS -- Funeral services for Gladys (Granny) Hall Winters, 78, 1105 Rittertown Road, Hampton, who died Sunday, May 25, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at noon Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in the Hall Cemetery, Hampton. The Carr family will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday will be David Gobble, Larry Gobble, Jeff Gobble, Jackie Whitehead, Randy Gobble, Jeff Underwood, Bill Dison, and Charlie Deloach. Honorary pallbearers will be Kale Hazelwood, Dillard Blevins, Jack Whitehead, and Leslie Foster. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Sally Jo Whitehead, 227 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Winters family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 25, 2003

Edna B. Blevins

   Mrs. Edna Blanche Blevins, 92, 713 West H Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Blevins was a native of Ashe County, N.C., and a daughter of the late John A. and Cora Coldiron Davis. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dolly Blevins; three brothers, Jessie Blevins, Lundy Blevins and Gwyn Blevins; and five sisters, DeEtta Wagner, Helen Hinkle, Maude Sams, Olive Cole and Millie Greer.
   Mrs. Blevins had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a retired employee of American Bemberg Corporation with 47 years of service and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Carol Blevins, Elizabethton, and two sisters, Mattie Sorrell, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Opal Odom, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   BLEVINS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Blanche Blevins, 92, 713 West H Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 23, 2003, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Interment will be in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:20 p.m. Sunday, will be John Bare, Dr. Doug Cole, Johnny Hinkle, Jessie Davis Jr., Erby Jones and John Odom. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Dean Hinkle, John Jones,. Jeff Jones, Gary Phillips and Michael Odom. The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Debra J. Ford

   Debra Jean Ford, 41, 600 Beech Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Ford was a native of Sacramento, Calif., and a daughter of Guy Ford, Elizabethton, and Joyce Brown, Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Ford had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. She was of the Baptist faith and was a retired waitress.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Marlyn Workman; two sons, Marc Maugniot, of Nevada, and David Maugniot, Elizabethton; three sisters, Kim Ford, Melissa Ogilvie and Kim Scalf, all of Elizabethton; four brothers, Jim Ford, Hampton, Steve Hyatt and Jeff Lethcoe, both of Elizabethton, and Jerry Lethcoe; her mother-in-law, Thersa Workman; and her stepmother, Sue Ford, Elizabethton. Eight nieces and 17 nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   FORD -- Funeral services for Debra Jean Ford, 41, 600 Beech Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 25, in the Fairview-Cochran Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, will be Jim Ford, David Hill, Jeff Lethcoe, Roger Hardin, Cody Ford and Steve Hyatt. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a sister, Kim Ford, 705 Tipton Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara L. Freeman

   LEMON GROVE, Calif. -- Barbara L. Nave Freeman, 62, of Lemon Grove, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 21, 2003. She was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., and was the daughter of Nellie M. Nave and the late Dale L. Nave. She moved to California in 1959 and was married to her husband, Ron, for 34 amazing years. She worked at San Diego Gas & Electric for 17 years, quitting to raise two wonderful children. Barbara loved to travel, garden and was wholly committed to her entire family. Those she leaves behind are, husband Ron, son Bret Freeman of Henderson, Nev., daughter Erika Freeman of Tempe, Ariz., mother Nellie Nave and brother Larry Nave of National City, Calif., two sisters Faye Hiepler of Lemon Grove, Calif., and Karen Engstrom of Clearwater, Fla., one niece and nephew, several aunts and uncles, and many cousins. Barbara was a beautiful lady and will always be remembered. We all loved her so much and she will be deeply missed. No services will be held. On her behalf, both Barbara and her family request donations be made to Kaiser Hospice, in memory of Barbara Freeman, 10992 San Diego Mission Road, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92108.

James A. Page

   James Arthur Page, 79, 106 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Page was a native of Asheville, N.C., and a son of the late Solomon and Mamie Helms Page. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Page.
   Mr. Page had lived in Carter County for the past 20 years. He was a retired painter and formerly had worked at Free Service Tire Store, Johnson City. He was of the Baptist faith.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW Post #2166.
   Survivors include his wife, Irene Mitchell Page; a daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Gary Owen, Asheville, N.C.; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Ricky Page, Jimmy J. and Patricia Page and Bobby Page, all of Asheville, N.C.; a sister, Hazel Marie Page, Asheville, N.C.; a brother, Samuel W. Page, Asheville, N.C.; and a grandson, Gary William Owen Jr., Asheville, N.C.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PAGE -- Funeral services for James Arthur Page, 79, 106 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, who died Friday, May 23, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #2166. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to the Johnson City Medical Center, Hospice, Home Health Care, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, The Roan Mountain Clinic, and all of his doctors and nurses who cared for him during his illness. Also surviving are his special friends, Lee McKinney, Roan Mountain, and Woodson Heath, Elizabethton, and his special pet Cat, Tom Dooley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 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.

Arthur Ruston

   Arthur "Mack" Ruston, 79, 302 South Center Street, Johnson City, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Hospital.
   Mr. Ruston was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Hubert M. and Artie Lee Murr Ruston. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ruston, in February 2001, and a sister, Ruby Lewis.
   Mr. Ruston retired from Rainbow Bakery and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II in the South Pacific. He was a charter member of Westerly Heights Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon and served in numerous positions.
   Survivors include two sons, Greg Ruston, Elizabethton, and Tony Ruston, Johnson City, and two daughters, Elaine Miller, Johnson City, and Sandra Luecke, Mt. Sterling, Ky. Eleven grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a niece also survive.
   Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W. College Street, Jonesborough, (423) 753-0514, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RUSTON -- Funeral services for Arthur "Mack" Ruston, 79, 302 South Center Street, Johnson City, who died Saturday, May 24, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 26, at Westerly Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Hall and the Rev. Mike Dickenson officiating. Music will be provided by Delbert Dempsey. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at McCarty Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Michael Luecke, B.J. Miller, Wil Miller, Adam Asher, Corey McKinney, Jamie Ruston, Todd Ruston, Bobby Hash, Bruce Miller and Chuck Luecke. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Westerly Heights Baptist Church and close friends. The family will receive friends at Westerly Heights Baptist Church from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 26, prior to the funeral service, and other times at the home of his sons, Greg Ruston, 906 Jordan Road, Elizabethton, or Tony Ruston, 302 S. Center Street, Johnson City. Memorial donations may be made to the Westerly Heights Baptist Church Youth Fund, 628 North Center Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent e-mail www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Clarence F. Stanfield

   The Rev. Clarence F. "Dick" Stanfield, 82, of Chinquapin Grove, Bluff City, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at his home after a brief illness.
   The Rev. Stanfield was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Fletcher and Mattie Lyons Stanfield. He was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
   The Rev. Stanfield had been a Baptist minister for 39 years and had pastored churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He had been the pastor of Harbor Light Baptist Church of Johnson City for almost 29 years and was the speaker on a local radio broadcast, "Bible Time," on WJCW radio for more than 20 years. He was also employed by Jellico Grocery Company as a salesman for 30 years and was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.
   Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Alice Stanfield, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Judy Stanfield, Bluff City; a daughter, Janet Overbay, Bluff City; and two grandchildren, Joshua Overbay and Jessica Overbay, both of Bluff City. A host of church family and friends also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   STANFIELD -- Funeral services for the Rev. Clarence F. "Dick" Stanfield, 82, of Chinquapin Grove, Bluff City, who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 22, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Harbor Light Baptist Church, Johnson City, with the Rev. Jeff Griffith and the Rev. Roger Henson officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Roger Henson Family and David Montgomery. Interment will follow the funeral service at Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be Larry Miller, Tom Orton, George Cole, Patrick Mink, Gary Deloach and David Montgomery. The family received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The Rev. Stanfield will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

May 23, 2003

Debra J. Ford

  
The funeral services for Debra Jean Ford, 41, 600 Beech Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 20, 2003 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital will be announced later. Friends may call at the residence of a sister, Kim Ford, 705 Tipton Street, Elizabethton.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Linda K. Ledford

  
Linda Kate Ledford, 85, 250 Morey Hyder Rd., Johnson City, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Ledford was a native of Washington County and had been a resident of Carter and Washington Counties for most of her life.
   She was a daughter of the late Clem A. and Margaritte Jane Hylton Austin.
   Mrs. Ledford was a homemaker. She was a Protestant.
   Mrs. Ledford was preceded in death by two daughters, Sharon Kay Ledford and Loretta Gail Ledford, and five brothers, Guy Austin, Robert Austin, Goldman Austin, Bill Austin and Curtis Austin.
   She is survived by her husband, G.B. Ledford, Jr.; one daughter, Nancy Colleen Ledford, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; one brother, Jay T. Austin, Elizabethton; one sister, Trula Abbott, of Johnson City; one grandson, Dylan Ledford McCracken, of New Orleans, La.; one granddaughter, Jessamyn McCracken Rachels, of Carthage, N.C.; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LEDFORD -- The funeral service for Mrs. Linda Kate Ledford, 85, 250 Morey Hyder Rd., Johnson City, who died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, will be conducted Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 3 p.m. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home, with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Those who prefer to make memorial contributions may do so to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Attn: Communications Dept., 6931 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814 or the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd. Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601. 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.

Claude C. Letterman

  
Claude Clay Letterman, 66, 710 East 2nd Street, Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Mr. Letterman was a native of Yancey County, N.C., and a son of the late James David and Sarah Ann Ayers Letterman. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
   Mr. Letterman had lived most of his life in Tennessee. He was a retired electrician and a member of Valley Forge Christian Church and the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622. He served in the United States Air Force.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne and Priscilla Letterman, Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Robenia and Carmal Hall and Maude and Otis McNeil, all of Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Dock and Rosa Letterman, Homosassa, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mayme Ruth Letterman, Grand Blanc, Mich.; two grandchildren, Samara Renee Letterman and Sean Patrick Letterman; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Eugene Treadway.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LETTERMAN -- Graveside services and interment for Claude Clay Letterman, 66, 710 East 2nd Street, Courtyard Apartments, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Mr. Jason Burchfield, minister, officiating. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #2166. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Letterman Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 22, 2003

Hattie Cornett

  
Hattie Belle Cole Cornett, 63, 1220 Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   She was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Hugh and Ludie Carr Cole.
   She attended First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton. She was a retired employee of East Tennessee Undergarment.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Jack Cornett and a brother, Floyd Cole.
   Survivors include a daughter, Janet Parlier, Elizabethton; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Robin Guy, Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Rachel Guy, Rebecca Hinkle, Richard Guy II and Randall Guy, all of Elizabethton; a brother, Owen Cole, Elizabethton; a sister, Marie Cole, Elizabethton, and a sister-in-law, Peggy West, of Kingsport also survives.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   CORNETT -- The funeral service for Hattie Belle Cole Cornett, 63, 1220 Charity Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Phil Poston and Rev. Dale Greenwell officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Jack Morris, Bill Manning, Dr. T.P. Cruz and staff, emergency room staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, and Fitzsimmons Hill neighbors and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence of a son, Richard Guy, 2484 Siam Road, Clover Brook Park #15, Elizabethton, 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.

David B. Fletcher

   David Beryl Fletcher, 82, 216 Taylor Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Fletcher was a native of Butler and the son of the late Lee and Verna Cornett Fletcher. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Fletcher and Fred Fletcher.
   Mr. Fletcher attended Bible Baptist Church and was retired as manager of First Utility District of Carter County. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.
   Survivors include his wife, Voleen Fletcher, of the home; three step-sons, Kenny Fletcher, Elizabethton, Michael Fletcher, Jonesborough, and David Wayne Fletcher, Elizabethton; a step-daughter, Theresa Baumgardner, Elizabethton; 11 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; a special step-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Dora Dean Holly, 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
  
   FLETCHER -- Funeral services for David Beryl Fletcher, 82, 216 Taylor Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Jim Murray officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the nurses and staff of Johnson City Dialysis. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence 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.

Claude C. Letterman

  
Claude Clay Letterman, 66, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   A native of Yancey County, N.C., he was a son of the late James David and Sarah Ann Ayers Letterman. He had lived most of his life in Tennessee.
   He was a retired electrician. Mr. Letterman was a member of the Valley Forge Christian Church. He was a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622.
   Mr. Letterman served in the United States Air Force.
   He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne and Priscilla Letterman, Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Robenia and Carmal Hall and Maude and Otis McNeil, all of Elizabethton; one brother and sister-in-law, Mamie Ruth Letterman, of Grand Blanc, Michigan; two grandchildren, Samara Renee Letterman and Sean Patrick Letterman; several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Eugene Treadway also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   LETTERMAN -- Graveside services for Claude Clay Letterman, 66, 710 East 2nd Street (Courtyard Apts.), Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2003 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Mr. Jason Burchfield, minister, officiating. Burial will follow the service. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Friends may call at the funeral home any time Thursday. VFW Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Laura L. Winters

  
JOHNSON CITY -- Laura L. Winters, 33, 923 Gray Station-Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Bedford, Ind., she was the daughter of Clifford and Karen Woodward Gugin.
   Mrs. Winters was an active member of Central Church of Christ, 137 Hopson Road, Johnson City, where she was a choir member. Mrs. Winters was a former member of Dive Christian Church in Bedford, Ind. She earned a B.S. degree in Bible and counseling from Johnson Bible College.
   Mrs. Winters was a homemaker. She was a volunteer and a substitute teacher at Sulphur Springs School.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Gugin; her grandfathers, and an infant sister, Kathy Jean Gugin.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, James "Jamie" Harris Winters, of the home; two daughters, Mikayla Elizabeth Winters and Shayna Helene Winters, of the home; paternal grandmother, Margaret Standridge, of Burton, Mich.; maternal grandmother, Helen M. Woodward, of Bedford, Ind.; a half-sister, Dian Johnson, of Belleville, Mich.; two half-brothers, David Gugin, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich. and Danny Gugin of Ishpeming, Mich.; her mother-in-law, Mildred Winters, of Johnson City; a niece, Chandall Gugin, of Decatur, Ind., and two special friends, Lisa Hepding, of Chuckey, Tenn. and Kim Shelton, of Kokomo, Ind.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   WINTERS -- The funeral service for Laura L. Winters, 33, 923 Gray Station-Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, who died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003 at Central Church of Christ, 137 Hopson Road, Johnson City, with minister Todd Wolfe and minister Johnny Johnson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Central Men's Quartet. The graveside service and interment will follow in Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Services, Sunset Chapel, or at the residence, 923 Gray Station-Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, any time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Central Church of Christ, 137 Hopson Road, Johnson City. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Winters have been made through Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City.

May 21, 2003

Roby D. Carver

  
Roby D. Carver, 79, 160 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   A native of Avery County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late John and Roselle Bass Carver. He had lived a number of years in Elizabethton.
   Mr. Carver was a graduate of Cranberry High School, Elk Park, N.C. He retired from Giant Supermarket in 1984 after 30 years of service. He also had worked for Food Lion.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Mr. Carver was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by three sisters, Kate McKenzie, Vera Carver and Elvie Carver, and five brothers, Charles, Dan, Morris, Rhonda, and John Carver.
   Survivors include his wife, Ivalee Norris Carver; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Michael Odom, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Sherry Carver, of Johnson City; a very special grandson, Jeremy Odom, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CARVER -- Funeral services for Roby D. Carver, 79, 160 Howard Lipford Drive, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday will be Jeremy Odom, Michael Odom, Travis Norris, Luther Norris, David Williams, Michael Williams, and Robert Norris. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Military graveside honors will be conducted by VFW Post #2166. 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 mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Debra J. Ford

  
Debra Jean Ford, 41, 600 Beech Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Audrey Keller

   Audrey Keller, 72, 505 Paul Pettit Road, Mohawk, Tenn., formerly of Butler, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
   Miss Keller was a native of Nashville and the daughter of the late Orpha K. and Frank Dugger. She was also preceded in death by a half brother, Richard Dugger.
   Miss Keller attended Assembly of God in Rogersville and formerly attended Butler Baptist Church. She was a member of Gospel Foundation Singers and Missionaries of Rogersville. She was an active participant in the Senior Class program at Green County Skills, Inc.
   Survivors include three sisters, Betty Ward, Hampton, Frankie White and Mary E. Dugger, both of Butler; two brothers, Raymond Dugger, Almont, Mich., and Larry Dugger, Salisbury, N.C.; special friends and caregivers, Ben and Bobbie Kite and Family, Mohawk; a brother-in-law, Lewis Ward, Hampton; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Pam Collins and Charlotte Kestner, both of Rogersville, Oleita Byrd, Mohawk, and Green County Skills Staff and Clients.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   KELLER -- Funeral services for Audrey Keller, 72, 505 Paul Pettit Road, Mohawk, formerly of Butler, who died Monday, May 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Gospel Foundation Singers and Jerry Woods. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Burl Sluder officiating. Active pallbearers will be Raymond Matthews, Dennis Ward, David High, Lewis Ward, Justin Matherly, Jerry Woods and Johnny Kite. Honorary pallbearer will be Ben Kite Jr. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 505 Paul Pettit Road, Mohawk, or at the residence of a sister, Frankie White, 202 Pine Street, Butler, 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.

Claude C. Letterman

  
Claude Clay Letterman, 67, 710 East 2nd Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Christine H. Miller

   Christine Hill Miller, 81, 162 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Miller was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Cameron and Annie Turner Scalf. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Herman V. Hill; her second husband, William M. Miller; a sister, Selma Campbell; and a brother, Harold Scalf.
   Mrs. Miller was a member of East Fairview Free Will Baptist Church. She was a retired cook from Southern Restaurant.
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Phyllis Odom and Debra and Danny Norris, all of Elizabethton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronnie Hill, Terry and Ann Hill and Wayne and Rose Hill, all of Elizabethton; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jenkins, Elizabethton; her little dog, "Mitzi"; several nieces and nephews; and a special great-grandson, Joshua White, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   MILLER -- Funeral services for Christine Hill Miller, 81, 162 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Bud Malone officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at Hill Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Melvin Simmons, Daniel Simmons, Michael Hill, Robbie Hill, Danny Norris and Harold White. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. James and Dr. Michelle Davenport, Dr. R.E. Galloway, Dr. Shobha R. Hiremagalur and the Intensive Care Doctors and Staff at Johnson City Medical Center. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 162 Taylor Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Basil Stevens

  
Rev. Basil Stevens, Sr., 73, 834 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died Monday, May 19, 2003 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Jake and Celia Morton Stevens. He was a retired truck driver with Summers-Taylor, Inc.
   Rev. Stevens had been an ordained minister for 35 years. He had pastored the following churches: Sally Cove Creek Community Church, Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church, St. John Free Will Baptist Church, Green Mountain Free Will Baptist Church, and Cox Creek, Alleghency, Fairview Free Will Baptist Church and Simerly Creek Holiness Church. Rev. Stevens was a member of the Sally Cove Creek Community Church.
   He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
   He was preceded in death by two sons, Terry Lynn Stevens and Basil Stevens, Jr.
   Survivors include his wife, Betty Deloach Stevens; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Honeycutt Stevens, of Roan Mountain; one granddaughter, Sabrina Stevens, of Roan Mountain; two grandsons and one granddaughter-in-law, Shawn Lee and Beverly Stevens, Hampton, and Irick Stevens, of Roan Mtn.; two great granddaughters, Haley Leann Stevens, of Roan Mtn., and Samantha Nicole Stevens, Hampton; one great grandson, Thomas Lee Connor Stevens, of Hampton; one sister, Blanche Glover, Elizabethton; three brothers, Bailey Stevens, Bobby Stevens, and Benny Stevens, all of Hampton; one aunt, Tina Humphrey, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STEVENS -- Funeral services for Rev. Basil Stevens, Sr., 73, 834 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, who died Monday, May 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Osborne and Rev. Robert Crusenberry officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2003 in the Simerly-Collins Cemetery. The Sally Cove Creek Group will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday will be Luther Morton, Lewis Whitehead, Steve Murray, Sammy Humphrey, Richard Carver, David Whitehead, Harold Street, and Matthew Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Arnold Hughes, Edd Whitehead, Fate Whitehead, Richard Street, Steve Rainbolt, Dale Stevens, Rondal Street and all of his brother preachers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Luther and Ruby Morton, 121 Greendale Court, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Condolences to the Stevens family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lillie L. Stout

   Lillie L. Stout, 78, 254 Riverview Drive, Bluff City, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Stout was a native of Avery County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Lowery and Rebecca Starling Guy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fleenor Stout, and by several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Stout was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter, Penny Deskins, Bluff City; two grandsons, Travis Deskins and Andrew Deskins, both of Bluff City; and a great-granddaughter, Gracie Deskins, Bluff 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
  
   STOUT -- Funeral services for Lillie L. Stout, 78, 254 Riverview Drive, Bluff City, who died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick 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.

Kimberly L. Waycaster

  
Mrs. Kimberley Lynn Waycaster, 37, 179 Miller Avenue, Milligan College, Tenn. died Monday, May 19, 2003 following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Dallas, Texas, she had resided in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Bishop, who died in 1996, and Brenda Sheppard Rogers, Elizabethton.
   Survivors include her mother and step-father, Brenda and Ron D. Rogers, Elizabethton; her husband, James Waycaster, of the home; two daughters, Mellisa English and Megan English, both of Elizabethton; one step-daughter, Kirsten Lea Waycaster, of the home; one sister, Martha Parlier, N.C., and her maternal grandmother, Ruby Sheppard, Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   WAYCASTER -- A memorial service for Kimberley Lynn Waycaster, 37, 179 Miller Avenue, Milligan College, Tenn., who died Monday, May 19, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Pierce officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Trilla Little, organist. Final disposition will be held at a later date. 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.

May 20, 2003

Katherine J. Jones

   Mrs. Katherine Jack Jones, 93, 215 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a lengthy illness.
   Mrs. Jones was a native of Greeneville and had lived in Elizabethton since 1921. She was a daughter of the late Melvin and Anna Wilson Jack and was also preceded in death by her husband, Dana D. Jones, October 16, 1987; a sister, Anna Mae Jack; and four brothers, Melvin, Kenneth, Leroy and Walter Jack.
   Mrs. Jones was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation with 25 years of service. She was a member and past president of the Elizabethton Woman's Club and a member and Past Worthy Grand Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Sycamore Chapter #163. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Helen Jack, Elizabethton, Mary Jack, Canton, Ga., and Charlene Jack, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   JONES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Jack Jones, 93, 215 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, May 19, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Bunn. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday for the graveside service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at our Web site at wwwhathawaypercy.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Basil Stevens

  
Rev. Basil Stevens, 73, 834 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, died Monday, May 19, 2003 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jason T. Sutphin

   BOONE, N.C. -- Jason Timothy Sutphin, 25, of Boone, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital.
   Mr. Sutphin was a native of Avery County. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Hal Gentry, and his paternal grandparents, Eugene and Helen Sutphin.
   Survivors include his father, Timothy Sutphin, Boone; his mother, Karen Gentry Sutphin, King; a brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Annette Cochran, Elizabethton, Tenn.; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Gentry; and a nephew, Trent Cochran, Elizabethton, Tenn. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
   A memorial service was conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, in the Hampton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Tutterow officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the N.A.M.I. of North Carolina, 309 West Millbrook Road, Suite 121, Raleigh, N.C. 27609-4305.
   Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, was in charge of arrangements.

 

May 19, 2003

Pearl F. Blackwell

   Mrs. Pearl Forbes Blackwell, 88, died on Thursday, May 15, 2003, following a long illness.
   Mrs. Blackwell was a resident of the Cambridge House, Bristol, Tenn., but had resided most of her life in Elizabethton, Tenn. She was born Sept. 5, 1914, and was the daughter of the late John and Lydia Arrowood Forbes of Burbank, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Roy J. Blackwell, and by 12 brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Blackwell had been a member of First Christian Church, Elizabethton, since 1945. While her health still permitted, she was active as a Sunday School teacher of children, in women's circles and in the Winsome Sunday School Class.
   Mrs. Blackwell was educated in Carter County Elementary Schools, Cloudland High School, Lees-McRae College and East Tennessee State Teachers College. She was a teacher and educator in the Carter County School System for more than 42 years, serving most of that time at Keenburg School. She was also the director of the first Head Start program in the State of Tennessee, established at Keenburg School. Mrs. Blackwell finished her education at East Tennessee State Teachers College while teaching full-time and caring for her five children.
   Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law; Roy S. and Ruth Blackwell, Herndon, Va., Ronald E. Blackwell, Elizabethton, Tenn., Robert F. and Pam Blackwell, Tallahassee, Fla., and Terry G. and Cindy Blackwell, Clayton, N.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Robert Robinson, Bristol, Tenn.; nine grandsons, four step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, three sisters-in-law, Edith Forbes and Roxie Forbes, both of Johnson City, Tenn., and Faye Shakley, Portland, Ore., a brother-in-law and his wife, Max and Cleo Blackwell, Rogersville, Tenn.; and one niece, two nephews and several great-nephews and great-nieces.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   BLACKWELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Forbes Blackwell, 88, formerly of Elizabethton, Tenn., who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 15, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. Don Marshall and Mr. Robert Robinson, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. David Arney, organist. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 AM Tuesday, May 20, 2003, in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00-7:45 p.m. on Monday, or at the residence of her daughter, Jackie Robinson, 205 Greenfield Place, Bristol, Tenn., at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Avoca Christian Church, 2417 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620 or the First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Roy J. Blackwell. Twelve brothers and sisters also preceded her in death and we are sure there is a joyous reunion in heaven today. She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law to her family, as well as a compassionate and caring teacher and friend. She loved children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her. She endeared herself to everyone she met, even during her illness, with her sweet spirit and kind manner. She had the gift of hospitality, and while she was at home, you never went away from her house without food or refreshment. The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff of Cambridge House and to Dr. Andrew Brockmyre for their constant and loving care of Mrs. Blackwell. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald V. Pearce

  
Donald V. "Don" Pearce, 69, 126 Lincoln Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 17, 2003 at his residence.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Harvey James and Florence Agnes Cooper Pearce. Mr. Pearce was a Sergeant with the Carter County Sheriff's Department, where he has worked for 31 years. He was presently serving as a court bailiff.
   Mr. Pearce was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include his wife, Thelma Taylor Pearce; two daughters and one son-in-law, Vickie Jane and James Barnett, and Donna Renee Thompson, all of Elizabethton; one grandson and his wife, Brian Keith and Becky Bradshaw, Elizabethton; a special aunt, Helen Fulton Pearce, Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PEARCE -- Funeral services for Donald V. "Don" Pearce, 69, 126 Lincoln Drive, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, May 17, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bobby Stout, Mr. John H. Smith, and Mr. Tommy Vaughn officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003 in the Highland Cemetery. Kathy Norris and Pastor Bobby Stout will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday will be Sheriff John Henson, Earl Pearce, Richard Pearce, Bill Pearce, Tommy Campbell, Bob Hooks, Terry Taylor, and Gordon "Bud" Holly. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Carter County Sheriff's Department, members of the Elizabethton Police Department, the Carter County Constables, the Carter County Bar and Judiciary, members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Doug "Bubba" Tolley, Lawrence Dial, Ernest Oliver, Wiley Oliver, and Eulas Sargent. An honor guard will be provided by the Carter County Sheriff's Department and the Elizabethton Police Department. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2003 in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences to the Pearce family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 18, 2003

Ophelia Burleson

   Ophelia Burleson, 95, 725 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Carter County, Mrs. Burleson was the daughter of the late John Henry and Maggie Taylor Bowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Burleson, two sisters, Hazel Horton and Aliene McQueen, two brothers, George Bowers and Claude Raymond Bowers, and one sister-in-law, Josephine Bowers.
   Mrs. Burleson was a member of Brown's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. She was a homemaker.
   Survivors include one brother, Harold Bowers, Rogersville, two sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Bowers, Rogersville and Mary Bell Bowers, Rogersville, and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com

   BURLESON -- Funeral services for Ophelia Burleson, 95, 725 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 16, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Brown's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, with the Rev. James W. Reddick, Jr., Elder Raymond Dickerson, and the Rev. Mrs. Jeanette Clark officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kerroll Thompson and Brown's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Choir. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Al Dumas, Mack Trammell, Russell Smith and James Forney. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Brown's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

William K. "Bill" Hart, Sr.

   William K. "Bill" Hart, Sr., 88, 334 Laurels Road, Johnson City, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Hart was a Johnson City native and a son of the late B. Frank and Eula Pickering Hart. He was preceded in death by one brother, B. Frank Hart, Jr., and by two sisters, Mary Lucy Hart and Lois Hart Fletcher.
   Mr. Hart graduated from Science Hill High School in 1933 and received his Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State College in 1947. He earned his masters degree from the University of Tennessee in 1951. He taught in the Johnson City School system for four years. Mr. Hart was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served as a combat fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 21 years of service.
   Mr. Hart served as manager of Tri-Cities Regional Airport from 1966 until his retirement in 1982. He was a lifetime member of St. John's Episcopal Church. He was a mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge #486 F&AM and the York Rite Shrine Club. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge #825.
   Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lucy Taylor Hart; two daughters, Mary Hart Murray, Chattanooga, and Carolyn Hart Coleman, Johnson City; one son, William Keith Hart, Jr., Elizabethton; three granddaughters, Lora Lee Hart, Kelly Hart Jordan and Shannon Hart Coleman, all of Johnson City; five grandsons, William Allen Ford, Denver, Colo., Joseph Keith Ford, Chattanooga, Jeffrey William Coleman, Christopher Robert Coleman, and Adam Edward Coleman, all of Johnson City; two nieces, Jan Elizabeth Hart and Nancy Fletcher Scherrer, both of Johnson City.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, 423-928-6111, is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   HART -- Funeral services for William K. "Bill" Hart, Sr., 88, 334 Laurels Road, Johnson City, who died Friday, May 16, 2003, will be conducted Monday, May 19, 2003, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of St. John's Episcopal Church with Fr. Frank M. Cooper and Mother Margaret Zeller officiating. Committal service and entombment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the church by 9:45 a.m. Monday, will be William Ford, Jody Ford, Jeffrey Coleman, Christopher Coleman, Adam Coleman, Chris Jordan, Paul Scherrer, Larry Burdick and Kent Burdick. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Burdick, Robert Coleman, Harry Cook, Leroy Fleenor, Mark Hicks, Dick Johnson, Jack King, Hanes Lancaster, Dr. Stephen Loyd, Sam Miller, Sr., and David Morrison. For those who prefer, memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church building fund, 500 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601; Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, Plaza 1, 1807 W. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604, Carter Co. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644; or the West Carter Co. Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 31, Milligan College, TN 37682. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4-6 p.m. in the funeral home parlor. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, 423-928-6111, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel S. Rohrmoser

   Mrs. Ethel Sue Rohrmoser, 64, 319 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at her residence.
   A native of Madison County, Ala., Mrs. Rohrmoser had lived in Elizabethton since 1974. She was a daughter of the late Earnest and Nellie Brockway Honea. She was preceded in death by one son, Hans Rohrmoser, on Aug. 30, 1998, and by three sisters.
   Mrs. Rohrmoser was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Erhard W. Rohrmoser; a son and his fiance, Paul Rohrmoser and Michelle Reagan, Elizabethton; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Michael Perry, St. Augustine, Fla.; two sisters, Dorothy Barnett, New Hope, Ala., and Margaret Glover, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.; two brothers, Edward Honea and Earnest Honea, Jr., both of Owens Cross Roads, Ala.; three grandchildren, Ryan Cox, Jorda and Andrew Reagan; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   ROHRMOSER -- Funeral services for Ethel Sue Rohrmoser, 64, 319 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in Oak Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich and Pastor Earnest Honea Jr. officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:55 p.m. Sunday and also at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday, will be Ryan Cox, Michael Perry, Will Andrews, Jeff Andrews, James Cox and Dennis Cox. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Oak Street Baptist Church. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Edna W. Smith

   Mrs. Edna M. Webb Smith, 75, 406 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Smith was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Wiley and Anah Morris Webb. She was preceded in death by one son, Mark E. Smith, April 14, 2003, and by two sisters, Edith Nidiffer and Lucille Simmons.
   Mrs. Smith was a former employee of Coleman Studio with 26 years of service. She Smith attended Harmony Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Earl B. Smith, of the home; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Tony and Charlene Smith, Bristol, Tenn., Mike and Beverly Smith, Columbia, Md., and Patricia Packett Smith, Lenoir City, Tenn.; five granddaughters, Tonya Smith, Bristol, Tenn., Alissa and her husband David Ongie, and Robin Smith, all of Johnson City, Rhianna Smith and Dierdre Smith, both of Roanoke, Va.; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Cox, Bristol, Tenn.; one nephew, Wayne Nidiffer, Johnson City.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangments.

   SMITH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Edna M. Webb Smith, 75, 406 Daytona Place, Elizabethton, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Haskel Ingram officiating. Eulogy will be by Mrs. Helen Collins. Music will be by Mr. David Arney, organist. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Emmert Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Colvett, Dr. Kelley, Dr. Stephen Smith, Dr. R. S. Martin, Janet Ensor, Anita Mains, Helen Collins, Audrey Collins, Kelly Collins. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Monday for the graveside service. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family at our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangments.

Mary B. Williams

   Mary Belle Williams, 82, 509 W. C Street, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 16, 2003, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

   A Washington County native, she was the daughter of the late Worley and Buena Scott Snodgrass. She was preceded in death by several brothers and a sister.

   Ms. Williams was a member of East River Park Christian Church, Elizabethton, and a member of the Rainbow Sunday School Class and the Love Circle. She retired from Food Lion.

   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul A. and Debra Williams Jr., Hampton, and Wayne and Sherry Williams, Piney Flats; one daughter and son-in-law, Lois Carrier and David Maurice, Greeneville; one brother, Harry O. Snodgrass, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

  WILLIAMS --Funeral services for Mary Belle Williams, 82, 509 W. C Street, Elizabethton, who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, May 19, at East River Park Christian Church with Mr. Joel E. Stauffer, minister, officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be friends and members of East River Park Christian Church. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 9:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 19, at East River Park Christian Church. Friends may call at the residence at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to East River Park Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

May 16, 2003

Carole L. Godsey

   Mrs. Carole Lynell Godsey, 64, 2401 Wynn Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Godsey was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a daughter of the late Nelson L. Williams and Eunice Fair Barrowman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Leslie Ann Barrowman DeLusenet.
   Mrs. Godsey was retired from the Johnson City Medical Center where she worked in medical supply. She was of the Methodist faith.
   Survivors include her husband, Jerry Godsey, of the home; a daughter, Robin Ellen Godsey Bennett, Gray; a grandson, Christopher Bennett, Gray; and a granddaughter, Cara Bennett, Gray. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GODSEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Carole Lynell Godsey, 64, 2401 Wynn Drive, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Dr. Reggie Weems officiating. Music will be under the direction of Roddy Bird and Kenn Hecht. Interment will follow at Telford United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the East Parlor of the funeral home. Mrs. Godsey is also survived by a former son-in-law, Roger Gene Bennett, and her special pet dog, Oscar. Online condolences may be made at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, Johnson City, is in charge of arrangements.

Clifton J. Honeycutt

  
Mr. Clifton Joseph Honeycutt, 81, 300 Marbleton Road, Unicoi, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003 in the Erwin Health Care Center.
   Mr. Honeycutt was a native of Yancey County, N.C., having lived in Unicoi County since 1961. He was a son of the late Reverend Joe and Mrs. Ruth Mitchell Honeycutt.
   Mr. Honeycutt was a retired farmer. He was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
   Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Silvers; two brothers, Carson Honeycutt and Herbert Honeycutt, and two sisters, Clara Bryant and Dorothy Honeycutt.
   Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Naomi Bryant Honeycutt; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth D. and Gail Honeycutt, Unicoi; two daughters and sons-in-law, Doris Jean and Burl Smith, and Mary R. and Richard Hill, all of Unicoi; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Judy Honeycutt, Howard Honeycutt, Roger and Alma Honeycutt, all of Unicoi; Donald and Shelia Honeycutt, and Fred and Shirley Honeycutt, all of Erwin; one sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Clarence Pate, Unicoi; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HONEYCUTT -- Funeral services for Mr. Clifton Joseph Honeycutt, 81, 300 Marbleton Road, Unicoi, who died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003 from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Paul Ault and Reverend Travis Garland will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2003 in Peterson Cemetery, Yancey County, N.C. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at the cemetery by 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of arrangements.

Marie B. Jones

  
Marie B. Jones, 74, formerly of 911 Fairview Ave., Elizabethton, died Thursday, May 15, 2003 at Hillview Health Center.
   A native of Bristol, Va., she was the daughter of the late Abe and Mildred Mabe Bolling.
   She was a member of East Side Baptist Church and was retired after 20 years of service from K-Mart.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip C. Jones; four brothers; three sisters, and one grand daughter.
   Survivors include two sons, Philip A. Jones, of Bluff City; James E. Jones, of Fort Bragg, N.C.; five grandchildren, and one brother, Jerry Bolling, of Raleigh, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   JONES -- The funeral service for Marie B. Jones, 74, formerly of 911 Fairview Ave., Elizabethton, who died Thursday, May 15, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Dale Holcombe officiating. Music will be under the direction of Eddie Shelton. The graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence of a son, Philip A. Jones, 250 Lakefront Lane, of Bluff City, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Frank P. Richardson

  
Frank Phillip Richardson, 69, 1436 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.
   Mr. Richardson was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Anderson M. and Mary Kathryn Cox Richardson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Richardson, and two sisters, Leslie Richardson and Charlotte Minton.
   Mr. Richardson was a retired employee of Inland Container Corporation, having worked there for 46 years. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith and served in the United States Army.
   Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Daisy Taylor Richardson; two daughters, Dreama Richardson, of Kentucky, and Pamela Small, Elizabethton; a son, Randy Richardson, Elizabethton; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and J.B. Woods, Elizabethton, Kathleen Wilson, Maryville, and Wanda Lou Caldwell, Roan Mountain; a brother and sister-in-law, Grayson and Betty Jean Richardson, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Phillip Greenwell, Cody Shaw and Tyler "T.J." Small; a great-granddaughter, Madison Greenwell; several nieces and nephews; a special great-niece, Makayla Woodby; and a special great-nephew, Austin Gouge.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Frank Phillip Richardson, 69, 1436 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Willie Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in the Richardson Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, will be Phillip Greenwell, Randy Richardson, David Davis, Eddie Joe Woods, Benny Lowe and Ronnie Small. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Birchfield, Bob Hyatt, Lawrence Dial, Bill Perry, employees and former employees of Inland Container, and all his special friends at Bob Hyatt's Restaurant. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence or the residence of a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and J.B. Woods, 1434 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Richardson to the St. Jude Research Hospital, 5796 Shelby Oaks Drive, Suite 6, Memphis, TN 38134, or to the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, Inc., 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B-216, Nashville, TN 37215. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Richardson Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

May 15, 2003

Frank P. Richardson

  
Frank Phillip Richardson, 69, 1436 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.
   Mr. Richardson was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Anderson M. and Mary Kathryn Cox Richardson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Richardson, and two sisters, Leslie Richardson and Charlotte Minton.
   Mr. Richardson was a retired employee of Inland Container Corporation, having worked there for 46 years. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith and served in the United States Army.
   Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Daisy Taylor Richardson; two daughters, Dreama Richardson, of Kentucky, and Pamela Small, Elizabethton; a son, Randy Richardson, Elizabethton; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and J.B. Woods, Elizabethton, Kathleen Wilson, Maryville, and Wanda Lou Calwell, Roan Mountain; a brother and sister-in-law, Grayson and Betty Jean Richardson, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Phillip Greenwell, Cody Shaw and Tyler "T.J." Small; a great-granddaughter, Madison Greenwell; several nieces and nephews; a special great-niece, Makayla Woodby; and a special great-nephew, Austin Gouge.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   RICHARDSON -- Funeral services for Frank Phillip Richardson, 69, 1436 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Willie Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in the Richardson Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, will be Phillip Greenwell, Randy Richardson, David Davis, Eddie Joe Woods, Benny Lowe and Ronnie Small. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Birchfield, Bob Hyatt, Lawrence Dial, Bill Perry, employees and former employees of Inland Container, and all his special friends at Bob Hyatt's Restaurant. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence or the residence of a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and J.B. Woods, 1434 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Richardson to the St. Jude Research Hospital, 5796 Shelby Oaks Drive, Suite 6, Memphis, TN 38134, or to the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, Inc., 4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite B-216, Nashville, TN 37215. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Richardson Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Michael S. Strader

   STRADER -- Michael Shaun Strader, 32, of Chicago, Ill., left this walk of life on Thursday, May 8, 2003, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Strader was formerly of Valley Forge and attended Elizabethton High School. 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. Prior to Mr. Strader's illness, he worked in the computer industry. In days preceding Michael's hours he left a letter to his step-father saying that he wanted to have his remains taken to the ocean to travel as he had enjoyed much of his life. He was trusting in God, his Spirit was free and he knew he was going to a much better place where there isn't any pain and suffering. Good-bye to his friends. May God watch over you. Condolences may be mailed to P.O. Box 552, Hampton, TN 37658. Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917.