June 13, 2003

Julia S. Diddle

   Julia Stone Diddle, 61, 130 Baldcypress Court, Aiken, S.C., died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.
   Mrs. Diddle was a native of Kingsport, Tenn., and the daughter of the late John Thomas and Gladys Passwater Stone. She had lived in Aiken for the last four years and had previously lived in Roanoke, Va., Galesburg, Ill., Toronto, Canada, and Germantown Hills, Ill.
   She was a member of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church where she was a member of the Altar Guild and helped organize the Newcomers Club. She was a member of P.E.O., Woodside Country Club and was vice-president of Women of Woodside.
   Mrs. Diddle had previously volunteered with the Canadian and also the Virginia institutes for the blind, and also volunteered with shelters for abused women in Roanoke, Va., and Peoria, Ill. She was a former member of the American Women's Club in Toronto and former president of the Hunting Hills Ladies Golf Association in Roanoke. She was a former member of the CLIO Academic Association in Galesburg.
   Survivors include her husband, Samuel Edison "Ed" Diddle, of the home; a son, Samuel Andrew Diddle, Boise, Idaho; a daughter, Laura Dawn Diddle, Lebanon; a sister, Sara Adams, Kingsport; and a granddaughter, Julianna Diddle, Lebanon.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   DIDDLE -- Graveside services and inurnment for Julia Stone Diddle, 61, 130 Baldcypress Court, Aiken, S.C., who died Thursday, February 20, 2003, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Oakhill Cemetery, Johnson City, with the Rev. Dan Matthews, of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Kingsport, officiating. A memorial service was held Monday, February 24, at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church with the Rev. Howard Hess and the Rev. Leon Mozeliak officiating. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 125 Pendleton St. SW, Aiken, S.C. 29801 or to the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St., Aiken, S.C. 29801. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at \. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Kevin N. Green

  
Kevin Niles Green, age 14, 683 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 in Ohio.
   He was a Clearwater, Florida native who had lived in Elizabethton since 1995. He is the son of Thomas Dale and Faith Marie Barclay Green, of the home.
   He was preceded in death by one grandfather, Glen B. Barclay, and one grandmother, Peggy Green.
   In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Timothy Card, of Lorain, Ohio, and Brian Card, of Clearwater, Fla.; two sisters, Rachel Green, of the home, and Valerie Barclay, of Johnson City; a grandfather, Donald Green, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a grandmother, Vada Loraine Hall, of Clearwater, Fla.; four uncles, Daniel Barclay, of the home, Glen Barclay, of Ruskin, Fla., Allen Barclay, of Tampa, Fla., and Jeff Green, of Clearwater, Fla.; three aunts, Hope Barclay, of Tampa, Fla.; Carol Barclay, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., and Sue Rosenburger, of Clearwater, Fla., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the family. (423) 282-1521
  
   GREEN -- Kevin Niles Green, 14, 683 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 in Ohio was a gentle, loving and caring soul who will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. The funeral service for Kevin will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003 at the Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ. Rev. Donny Reagan will officiate. Pallbearers will be Brian and Tim Card, David Larus, Josh Walton, Cody Oliver, Seth Babb, Clint Everett, and Thomas Roark. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 p.m. Saturday until the service. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003 from the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for those services. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the family. (423) 282-1521

Dottie Greer

  
Miss Dottie Greer, age 76, formerly of 2907 Ballard Road, Johnson City, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Golda Irick Greer.
   Miss Greer was a member of Central Church of Christ, Johnson City, and was a retired Registered Nurse at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home.
   She was a graduate of Knoxville General Hospital School of Nursing and attended East Tennessee State University.
   Miss Greer was a former volunteer with Meals On Wheels and the American Red Cross. She was also a past volunteer of the year in Johnson City.
   Miss Greer is preceded in death by three brothers, Dan Greer, Ned Greer, and Bob Greer.
   Survivors include one brother, Ray Greer, Elizabethton; two sisters, Corda Hyatt, Elizabethton, and Chloe Fleenor, of Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GREER -- The funeral service for Miss Dottie Greer, age 76, formerly of 2907 Ballard Road, Johnson City, who died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home with Mr. Clayton Winters, minister, officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003 at the Walnut Mtn. Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Wellington Assisted Living, Johnson City, and Life Care Center of Elizabethton. A special thank you to James Carden, Jr. and his wife, Sherry Carden. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Central Church of Christ, 2722 East Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601. Memorials may also be made to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Hoilman

  
Paul Hoilman, age 79, 218 Poplar Hill Drive, Johnson City, died suddenly from a heart attack Tuesday, June 10, 2003, in Newport News, Virginia.
   A native of Bakersville, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Ambrose Howard and Addie Hughes Hoilman.
   Mr. Hoilman was a member of Skyline Heights Baptist Church and attended Mountain View Baptist Church.
   He was a member of VFW John Sevier Post 2108. Mr. Hoilman served in the Mediterranean during World War II in the Twelfth Army Air Corps. He also served in the Merchant Marines, touring the world. He was a retired inspector from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Garland Hoilman and four brothers.
   Survivors include his wife, Pauline Little Hoilman of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny and Luanne Hoilman and Keith Hoilman all of Johnson City; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Penny and Stephen Smith of Johnson City; a brother, Bradley Hoilman of Baltimore, Md.; a granddaughter, Nikki Hoilman of Johnson City; two grandsons, Paul & Scott Hoilman of Johnson City, a great-grandson, Mason of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HOILMAN -- The funeral service for Paul Hoilman, age 79, 218 Poplar Hill Drive, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2003, in Tetrick Funeral Services Sunrise Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Kyker and Pastor Sherrel Nave officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kim Garland. The graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003 in Roselawn Memory Gardens. Military honors will be accorded by Charles DeWitt Byrd VFW Post #3382 of Kingsport. Active pallbearers will be Dr. Stephen M. Smith, Tim McKinney, Larry Hoilman, Keith Sutton, Richard Sutton, Victor Kagan, Herman Cox, and Richard Dugger. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Hoilman, Mike Hoilman, Richard Hoilman, George Hoilman, Denver King, Cecil Clark, Bob Jones, Phil Jones, Homer Wilson, Lewis Hamby, Larry Burrow, Millard Garland, Ray Garland, and Bill Bennett. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel, at the residence, 218 Poplar Hill Drive, Johnson City, or at the residence of son, Danny Hoilman, 8 Osprey Pt., Johnson City at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our web-site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com Arrangements especially for the Hoilman family are made through Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604, 423-610-7171.

Charlotte B. White

  
Charlotte Bradshaw White, age 69, of 1204 Huron Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Birdie Barnett Bradshaw.
   She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. She was also former secretary and church clerk.
   Mrs. White was a legal secretary for David Tucker, Sam LaPorte, Cowan and Landstreet Attorneys.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis White, May 1, 1997.
   Survivors include one daughter, Mita Elaine White, of the home; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Dorothy Bradshaw Rasnick, of Watauga, Rita Bradshaw Holtsclaw, and Tim Holtsclaw, of Hampton; one brother and sister-in-law, James "Sam" and Jeanette Bradshaw, of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITE -- The funeral service for Charlotte Bradshaw White, age 69, of 1204 Huron Drive, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, will be conducted at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Phil Poston and Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. Music will be under the direction of James "Bo" Campbell and JoAnn Campbell. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be nephews, Terry Barker, Randy Dumas, Mark Hyatt, Tommy Range, Robby Murphy, Allen Rasnick, Thomas Ledford and Daniel Range. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family, neighbors and the medical staff of the 2500 and 5500 wings at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel, or friends may call at the residence of a sister, Dorothy Bradshaw Rasnick, 787 Watauga Road, Watauga, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mrs. White to First Free Will Baptist Church (Building Fund), 706 First Street, Elizabethton, or to Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

June 12, 2003

Nat Colbaugh

  
Nat Colbaugh, age 79, 138 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Ella Frances Aldridge Colbaugh.
   He attended Willow Springs Baptist Church.
   Mr. Colbaugh was retired from civil service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of American Legion Watauga Post #49, Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166, Boumi Temple Masonic Lodge, Baltimore, Md., and Jericho Shriner's Temple.
   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Bill Colbaugh, and one sister, Edith Feathers.
   Survivors include his wife of the home, Lula Colbaugh; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Margaret and Ola Bowers, Elizabethton; Ella J. Medearis, Elizabethton, and Betty and Howard Markland, of Mich. Several other nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
  
   COLBAUGH -- The funeral service for Nat Colbaugh, age 79, who died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Mark Street and Mr. Doug Rasnick officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Renfro, Fred Deloach, and Bill Pack. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Colbaugh to Shriner's Hospitals for Children, Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. 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.

John J. Hardin

  
BRISTOL -- John J. Hardin, age 80, of 967 Paddle Creek Road, Bristol, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn.
   Mr. Hardin was born on February 16, 1923 and was a son of the late John and Sally Hinkle Hardin.
   He retired from Electrolux in 1988. He was a member of the Mount Holston Baptist Church where he has served as Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and men's Adult Bible Teacher.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Mr. Hardin was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Buchanan Hardin on December 6, 1990 and his second wife, Mary Hazel Greene Hardin, on January 25, 2003; a step grandson, Edward Belcher, on March 29, 2003; three sisters, Ethel Kate, Flona and Lydia; two half sisters, Rosa and Alice, and four half brothers, Bill, George, Elijah, and Reuben.
   Survivors include three sons, John Wayne Hardin, of Knoxville; David Stephen Hardin and his wife, Jennie, of Bristol, Tenn.; Danny Ray Hardin and his wife, Sharon, of Weaverville, N.C.; sisters, Nell Buchanan and Joanne Moody, of Bluff City, and Nannie Hardin, of Kingsport; three grandsons, Travis Hardin and wife, Paige, of Bristol, Tenn.; Robert Hardin, of Weaverville, N.C., and Aaron Hardin, of Knoxville; three granddaughters, Jennifer Hardin and her fiancé, Derek Reed, of Asheville, N.C.; Allison Smith and husband, Brian, of Knoxville; Carla Lanham and husband, Donnie, of Durham, N.C. and step granddaughter-in-law, Michelle Belcher; three great grandsons, Tyler and Caleb Hardin, and Jordan Lunham; three step great grandsons, Kealan, Kage, and Kye Belcher, and several nieces and nephews.
   Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HARDIN -- Funeral services for John J. Hardin, age 80, of 967 Paddle Creek Road, Bristol, Tenn., who went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 10, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Ray Hardin and Rev. Rick Byerly officiating. Burial will be Friday, June 13, 2003 at 11 a.m. in McKinney Cemetery with military honors conducted by Highlands Fellowship Veterans Honor Color Guard. Pallbearers will be grandsons Travis, Robert, Aaron, friends Mike Hetcher and Doug Buchanan. The family will receive friends following the service. E-mailed condolences may be sent to www.weaverfuneralhome.net. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601-1723. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Johnson City Hospice and the staff of the Extended Life Unit of James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust Street, Bristol, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

Donald L. Smith

  
Donald Lee Smith, 54, 1309 Amber Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center after a long, four-year battle with cancer.
   A native of Washington County, he was a son of the late Earnest and Lucille Woodfin Smith. He was a retired truck driver, having driven for many years.
   He was a United States Marine Corp veteran, having proudly served in Vietnam. Mr. Smith was a recipient of the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal, and three Bronze Stars, as well as a Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
   Mr. Smith attended Hampton Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Judy C. Smith; a daughter and son-in-law, Hope and Dwayne "Jake" Ledford, of Unicoi; two sisters, Susie Tipton and Pansy Higgins, both of Erwin; two brothers, Michael Smith, of Erwin, and Wayne Smith, of Greeneville; Granny and Grandpa (Casey and Kathleene Jones), Erwin, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SMITH -- Funeral services for Donald Lee Smith, 54, 1309 Amber Drive, Johnson City, who was called away to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 10, 2003, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Osborne and Rev. Kyle Holloway officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. Alvin Ollis, pianist, will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be Paul Ledford, Steve Rainbolt, Bobby Rainbolt, Dale Blevins, William "Bill" Frye, and David Higgins. Honorary pallbearers will be Nancy Webb and the 2nd floor staff of the V.A. Nursing Center, and Carolyn Campbell and the staff of Adventa Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. V.F.W. Post #2166 will conduct military graveside honors. 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.

June 11, 2003

Roy J. Burrow

   Roy J. Burrow, 82, 1302 Lowe Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. Burrow was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Brown and Minnie Fair Burrow. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Frances Burrow, December 28, 1997, a brother, Gene Burrow, and three sisters, Leona Hodge, Edna Pope and Mary Kate Johnson.
   Mr. Burrow was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation and a member of the Elizabethton Elks Lodge. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He also retired from Tennessee National Guard.
   Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Pat Burrow, Elizabethton, and Lee Burrow, of the home; a granddaughter and spouse, Kim and Ed Howat, West Lafayette, Ind.; two great-grandsons, Tyler and Drew Howat, both of West Lafayette, Ind.; and a brother-in-law and spouse, Bud and Marie Deloach, 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
  
   BURROW -- Graveside services for Roy J. Burrow, 82, 1302 Lowe Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Phil Poston and the Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. Active pallbearers will be R.L. Hambrick, Donie Julian, Ralph Bowers Jr., Tim Lewis, Jim Bishop, Randy Decker, John R. Campbell, Gary White, Harold Carver and Dennis Berry. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ellie Alverrites, Dr. David Jones, the Staff of Johnson City Medical Center and James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital and Ken Wickwire. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of his sons, Larry Burrow, 115 Lancelot Drive, Elizabethton, or Lee Burrow, 1302 Lowe Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Nat Colbaugh

  
Nat Colbaugh, age 79, 138 Creek Bank Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Ella Frances Aldridge Colbaugh.
   He attended Willow Springs Baptist Church.
   Mr. Colbaugh was retired from civil service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of American Legion Watauga Post #49, Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166, Boumi Temple Masonic Lodge, Baltimore, Md., and Jericho Shriner's Temple.
   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Bill Colbaugh, and one sister, Edith Feathers.
   Survivors include his wife of the home, Lula Colbaugh; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Margaret and Ola Bowers, Elizabethton; Ella J. Medfaris, Elizabethton, and Betty and Howard Markland, of Mich. Several other nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
  
   COLBAUGH -- The funeral service for Nat Colbaugh, age 79, who died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Mark Street and Mr. Doug Rasnick officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military honors to be accorded by Capt. Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Renfro, Fred Deloach, and Bill Pack. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home, or friends may call at the residence any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Colbaugh to Shriner's Hospitals for Children, Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. 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.

Maude C. Gallagher

  
Mrs. Maude C. Gallagher, 93, 1874 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 in the Life Care Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Simpson and Bessie Lewis Crumlery.
   After graduating from college, she worked for the Oak Ridge Nuclear Plant.
   She had lived in Florida for several years where she was a teacher in the Fort Lauderdale School System.
   She returned to Elizabethton in 1982. Mrs. Gallagher was a member of the Hunter United Methodist Church.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, Clint Crumley and three sisters, Lena Nave, Mary Williams, and Helen Marshall.
   Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Gay C. Fletcher, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GALLAGHER -- Graveside services for Mrs. Maude C. Gallagher, 93, 1874 U.S. Highway 91, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Clate Briggs officiating. Burial will follow the service. Friends may call at the funeral home any time Wednesday. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joe L. Proffitt

  
Mr. Joe L. Proffitt Jr., 70, 113 Hilton Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 9, 2003 in the James H. Quillen V.A. Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Johnson County, he had resided in Carter County for most of his life and was the son of the late Joseph L. and Pearl Williams Proffitt Sr.
   He was a retired farmer and former employee of the Tri-State Container Corporation.
   He was a member of Slagles United Methodist Church and attended East Side Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
   He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Proffitt.
   Survivors include one daughter, Della Sue Proffitt, Hampton; a grandson, Jonathan Proffitt; one uncle, John H. Proffitt, of Powhatan, Va., and a special niece and her husband, Wilma and Homer Shell, Elizabethton. Several other special nieces and nephews and special friends, Sylvia Lewis, Mitzie, Sara and Josey, also survive.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PROFFITT -- Funeral services for Mr. Joe L. Proffitt Jr., 70, 113 Hilton Hill Road, Elizabethton, who died Monday, June 9, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with evangelist Kenny Lethcoe officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Jackie Kelly. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003 in the George Mottern Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be John Eldreth, Jack Proffitt, Ben Colbaugh, Pete Slagle, Gary Slagle, Doug Slagle, Tom Hilton, and Lon Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Kiser, Daniel Shell, Elonza Perkins, Jim Campbell, Mike Slagle, Delma Taylor, Frank Taylor, Ron Dawson, Kirby Carpenter, Kevin Potter, Jerry Proffitt, Kraig Kiser, Jason Shell, Kyle Evans, Randy Colbaugh, Sonny Slagle, Tony Pierce, Skip Taylor, George St. John, Bobby Dean Proffitt, Dennis Carpenter, Wayne Lunceford, Jimmy Proffitt, Donnie Shepherd, Johnny Shepherd, men of Slagles United Methodist Church, and friends and neighbors of the Range community. Military honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, or at the residence of a niece, Wilma Shell, 160 Slagle Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Elizabethton.

Steven D. Scalf

  
Steven Doll Scalf, 81, 636 Rock Hill Road, Watauga, died Monday, June 9, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center of an apparent heart attack.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late James and Carrie Salts Scalf. Mr. Scalf was a retired building contractor and had been a minister for over 50 years. He was presently serving as pastor of the Cripple Creek Free Will Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include his wife, Willie Blevins Scalf; one son, Tex Scalf, of Watauga; one daughter, Eula Currington, of Watauga; a sister, Mae Haines, of Johnson City; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SCALF -- Funeral services for Steven Doll Scalf, 81, 636 Rock Hill Road, Watauga, who died Monday, June 9, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Campbell and Rev. J.W. Mann officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003 in the Scalf Cemetery, Watauga. Active pallbearers will be selected from church members and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Proffitt, Albert Harrison, Ralph Hicks, John Shepard, Johnny Potter and Robert Crusenberry. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gladiola E. White

  
Gladiola E. White, age 82, 200 West Doe Avenue Apt. 4, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 9, 2003 at Hillview Health Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Will and Josie Lewis Nidiffer.
   She was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church and was a former cashier at Kroger, White's, Publix, A&P, and Wright's grocery stores.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Garrett W. White, on December 2, 1945; a daughter, Lois Kay White; two brothers, R.L. Nidiffer, Melvin G. Nidiffer, and a sister, Viola Oliver.
   Survivors include a daughter, Sue White, Elizabethton; a grandson and spouse, Joe and Jennifer White, Elizabethton; a great granddaughter, Cara Emily White, Elizabethton; a special nephew, Gene Oliver, Elizabethton, and a special friend, Nancy Jenkins, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WHITE -- The graveside service and interment for Gladiola E. White, 82, 200 West Doe Avenue Apt. 4, Elizabethton, who died Monday, June 9, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003 at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin Oliver, Glen White, Eddie Bledsoe, Bill Bunton, Gene Oliver, Johnny Lewis, Carson Puckett, Allen Goodwin, Glenn Allred, Ronnie Dugger, Jerry Harper, Mike Nidiffer, David Bunton, Jim Gouge, Greg Nidiffer, Ralph Hampton, Curtis Buckles, Kent Buckles, Lawrence Pierce, Dr. Stanley Vermillion, Richard Tester, Ralph Williams, Bill Shanks, Vester Taylor, Alf Campbell, Buster Arnold, Rev. Jim Hawk, Rev. Doug Hardin, Jim Brogdon and Cecil Eggers. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, June 12, for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call the residence 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.

June 10, 2003

Dale S. Ashley

   BOONE, N.C. -- Dale Sanders Ashley, 75, of Boone, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.
   Mr. Ashley was a native of Watauga County and a son of the late Roger William and Edna Shores Ashley.
   Mr. Ashley was a self-employed carpenter and logger.
   Survivors include his wife, Margaret Coffey Ashley, of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Thomas Dale and Jane Ashley, Michael Ashley, and Terry and Melba Ashley, all of Boone; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Roy and Junie Ashley, Lenoir, C.V. Ashley, Blowing Rock, and George and Janice Ashley, Mountain City, Tenn.; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Virginia James, High Point, Mary and Ernest McGuire, Deep Gap, Patsy and Dennard McGuire, Boone, and Lola Mae and Mike Horitch, St. Louis, Mo.; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Pauline Coffey, Butler, Tenn. Seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
   A private memorial service was conducted by his family Saturday, June 7, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel in Boone. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1903, Boone, N.C. 28607.
   Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, N.C., (828) 264-7100, was in charge of arrangements.

James A. Crumley

  
BLUFF CITY -- James Andrew Crumley, age 66, a former resident of 522 Old Weaver Pike, Bluff City, died Sunday, June 8, 2003 at Pine Ridge Care Center in Elizabethton.
   He was the son of the late William Earl and Kitty Day Crumley and was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area.
   He was a retired brick mason and a member of the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post #6975. He was a United States Air Force Veteran who served in the Korean War.
   Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jeff Crumley, Mike Crumley, and his wife, Tammy; three grandsons, Jason Crumley, Shannon Crumley, and Bruce Crumley; and one sister and brother-in-law, Joyce Harper and her husband, John Harper. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles also survive.
   Weaver Funeral Home, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   CRUMLEY -- Funeral services for James Andrew Crumley, who died Sunday, June 8, 2003 will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Mains officiating. Commital services will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Shelby Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers include Shannon Crumley, John Harper, Greg Harper, David Nanney, Chuck Clark, and Doug Leonard. Military honors will be presented by the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post #6975. The family would like to say a special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Pine Ridge Care Center for all their prayers, caregiving, and friendship. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Philadelphia Baptist Church c/o Rev. Harold Mains at 414 Caleb Avenue Elizabethton, TN 37643. Weaver Funeral Home, Bluff City, is in charge of arrangements.
  
Conley M. Ellison, Sr.

  
Mr. Conley Mack Ellison, Sr., age 74, 1300 South Buffalo Street, Erwin, died Sunday, June 8, 2003 in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
   Mr. Ellison was a Carter County native, having lived in Erwin for the past 14 years.
   He was a son of the late James David and Stella Realty Roberts Ellison.
   Mr. Ellison was a carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Hare and Sue Elkins.
   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Conley Mack, Jr. and Eva Mae Ellison, Elizabethton; two daughters, Judy Warden, of McDonough, Ga., and Brenda Little, of Pleasant View; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Donald and Norma Ellison, Elizabethton; Jessee and Louella Ellison, of Taneytown, Md.; Lonnie Ellison, of Mountain Home, Tenn., and Carnie Ellison, of Hampton; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Albert Parrish, of Johnson City; Norma and Roland Parrish, of Piney Flats, and Verna and Ronald Livesay, of Westminster, Md.; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
   Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
  
   ELLISON -- Funeral services for Conley Mack Ellison, Sr., age 74, 1300 South Buffalo Street, Erwin, who died Sunday, June 8, 2003, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003 from the Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Arnold Hensley will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Interment will follow in Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Albert Parrish, David Hare, Gary Wilson, Roland Parrish, Ronald Livesay and Jerry Mottern will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Joe L. Proffitt

  
Joe L. Proffitt, age 69, of 113 Hilton Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 9, 2003 in the V.A. Medical Center Hospital, Mountain Home.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  

June 9, 2003

Richard G. Gilbert

   PINEY FLATS -- Richard Glenn Gilbert, 64, Piney Flats, died Sunday, June 8, 2003 at Wellmont Medical Center in Kingsport from complications following cancer surgery.
   Mr. Gilbert was the son of the late Earl and Ruth Harvey Gilbert.
   He was preceded in death by a daughter, Allison Gilbert.
   He was a retired teacher in the Sullivan County School System at Central and North High Schools. He also was an employee of Smith Mechanical Contractors in Kingsport.
   He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
   He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Piney Flats.
   Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Deanna Coffman Gilbert; one son, Richard Alexander Gilbert, and his fiancee, Haley Gillispie; a sister, Roberta Gilbert Sams; a niece, Angela Sams, and several cousins.
   Snyder Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GILBERT -- A memorial service for Richard Glenn Gilbert, 64, Piney Flats, who died Sunday, June 8, 2003 at Wellmont Medical Center will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 8 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1665 Allison Road, Piney Flats. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the church. The family will also receive friends at their home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Snyder Funeral Home, 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.

Arden McGeorge

   Arden "Skip" McGeorge, 58, 321 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at Northside Hospital.
   Mr. McGeorge was a native of Milwaukee, Wis., and the son of Kenneth Ivan McGeorge, Marquette, Mich., and the late Beverly Jane Kos McGeorge.
   Mr. McGeorge was reared in Boyne City, Mich. Having served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, he was a highly decorated Vietnam veteran. He was a Christian.
   Survivors include his wife, Margaret McGeorge, Roan Mountain; two sons, Kenneth Charles McGeorge, Covington, La., and Mark Dwaine McGeorge, Houston, Texas; three sisters; three brothers; three grandsons; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
   A memorial service will be held later in Michigan.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family through our Web site http://www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
   Arrangements for the McGeorge family have been made through Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171.

June 8, 2003

Elizabeth W. Bowers

   Elizabeth W. Bowers, 79, 305 East Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Bowers was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late George and Laura Oliver Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Monroe Bowers, in 1979, a son, Ervin Denver Bowers, a great-granddaughter, Karrissa Setzer, and by several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Bowers was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include four sons, Jerry Bowers, David Bowers, Eddie Bowers and Randy Bowers, all of Elizabethton; four daughters, Linda Bowers, Emma Jo Bowers, Margaret Morris and Diania Hill, all of Elizabethton; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; a sister, Geraldine Baird, Elizabethton; and two brothers, John Williams and Junior Williams, both of Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   BOWERS -- Funeral services for Elizabeth W. Bowers, 79, 305 East Cottage Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, June 6, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Eggers officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, in the Bowers Cemetery. 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 9:55 a.m. Monday. 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.

Bertha C. Estep

   Bertha Cook Estep, 78, 987 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at Northside Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Estep was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Clayton and Coy Black Cook. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Estep, a daughter, Brenda Johnson, two brothers, J.C. Cook and Richard Cook, and a sister, Opal Mae Davenport.
   Mrs. Estep was a member of South Side Free Will Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.
   Survivors include four daughters, Polly Carr and Bobbie Perry, both of Bluff City, Linda Montgomery, Elizabethton, and Jeanne Autrey, Birmingham, Ala.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Charlie Cook, Norton, Va.; two sisters, Mrilda Dugger, Bluff City, and Viola Huffman, Watauga; and a special dog, "Buffy." 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
  
   ESTEP -- Funeral services for Bertha Cook Estep, 78, 987 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, who died Friday, June 6, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in the Fireside Room of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Burleson and Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mary Grindstaff and Kenneth Dugger. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Polly Carr, at any time. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, in the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Monday. A special "thank you" to the doctors, nurses and staff of Northside Hospital, ICU Unit. 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.

Frances L. Hartley

   Frances Louise Hartley, 62, 118 Williams Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, June 6, 2003, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Hartley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Tennie and Margaret Holt Nidiffer. She was also preceded in death by two children, a brother, a brother-in-law and five grandchildren.
   Mrs. Hartley was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and a nurse for 33 years, retiring from the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a Pentecostal minister at the Living By Faith Church for 13 years and was also the church mother and secretary.
   Survivors include her husband, Pastor Dallas Hartley Sr., of the home; five children and their spouses, Karen and Rick Bailey, Dallas Jr. and Melissa Hartley, Tammy and Eugene Baker, Michael and Patty Hartley and Melissa and Billy Sheets, all of Elizabethton; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and Rex Simerly, Elizabethton, Kathern Norris, Johnson City, and Charlotte Holden, Piney Flats; and two brothers, Tennie Nidiffer Jr. and Larry Wayne Nidiffer, both of 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
  
   HARTLEY -- Funeral services for Frances Louise Hartley, 62, 118 Williams Avenue, Elizabethton, who was carried away by a mighty host of angels into the arms of Jesus Christ, Friday, June 6, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Davis and the Rev. Ray Davis officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sounds of Glory. Interment will follow the service at Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Clyde Hartley, Charlie Hartley, Carl Hartley, Tim Bailey, Johnny Garrett and Bill Sparks. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Living By Faith Church, sons-in-law and grandchildren, following close behind. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the residence, 118 Williams Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Diane I. McKinney

   Diane Ingram McKinney, 46, 117 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. McKinney was a native of Carter County and the daughter of Margie Henson Hartley and the late William Hicks. She was also preceded in death by two uncles, Conley Hicks and Bernard Hicks.
   Mrs. McKinney attended Hampton Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Roman McKinney, of the home; three sons, Cecil Wiseman, Elizabethton, Kenny Wiseman, Hampton, and Brian Wiseman, Butler; four grandchildren; seven stepchildren, Rose Davis and Lee Roy McKinney, both of Jonesborough, Mary McGill, Roman McKinney Jr. and Earl McKinney, all of Johnson City, Rebecca Patterson, Hampton, and Norman McKinney, Elizabethton; four sisters, Linda Vines and Cindy Phillips, both of Elizabethton, Julie Walsh and Maxine Whaley, both of Butler; and three brothers, Jerry Hicks, Butler, Basil Hartley and Wayne Hartley, both of 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
  
   McKINNEY -- Funeral services for Diane Ingram McKinney, 46, 117 Shenandoah Drive, Johnson City, who died Friday, June 6, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Gene Osbourne officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, in the Bowling Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Earl McKinney, Johnny Patterson, Arthur Smith, Junior Ingram, Norman Ingram, Howell Wiseman and Wendell Phillips. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12 noon Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the residence or at the residence of a sister, Julie Walsh, 720 Poga Road, Butler (768-3794) 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.

Eva V. Sheffield

   Eva Viola Sheffield, 92, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Sheffield was a native of Carter County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Silas G. Sheffield, October 18, 1978, and a daughter, Jean Sheffield, in 1958.
   Survivors include two sons, Clinton Sheffield, Norwalk, Ohio, and Stanley Sheffield, Parma, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Tom Tyger, Jacksonville, Ark.; three sisters, Corrine Wilcox, Velma Elliott and Shirley Perkins, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Isaac Davis, Elizabethton, and George Davis, of Texas; and five granddaughters, Renee Usehold, Tammy Mayfield, Melanie Reynolds, Susan Jarboe and Laura Cooley. Nine great-grandchildren also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   SHEFFIELD -- Funeral services for Eva Viola Sheffield, 92, of Norwalk, Ohio, who died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Fairview Baptist Church with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Emily Elliott, Stephanie Elliott, Rick Elliott, Jarred Ellis, Danny Elliott and Jay Cantley. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. 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.

Beverly D. Shell

   Beverly Dawn Shell, 57, 113 Eldridge Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at her residence.
   Mrs. Shell was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Clark and Margaret Proffitt Williams. She was also preceded in death by a brother.
   Mrs. Shell was a 1963 graduate of Unaka High School. She was an LPN and was retired due to disability from the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. She was a member of the M.S. Society and MADD and a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Randy V. Shell; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Terri Shell, Elizabethton, and Matthew and Heather Shell, Winston-Salem, N.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Maynard Peters, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith and Debbie Williams, Elizabethton, and Jerry and Phyllis Williams, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Zack, Ashley and Joshua; and four nieces, Tammy Moore, Leslie Whitehead, Julie Pierce and Melissa Walker.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SHELL -- Funeral services for Beverly Dawn Shell, 57, 113 Eldridge Drive, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, June 5, 2003, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh and the Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Music was provided by the New Liberty Church Choir and Kenny Greer. Graveside services and Interment will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 8, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, will be Zack Thibodeaux, Josh Harvey, Randy Hardin, Kevin Colbaugh, Mike Hodge and Gary Grindstaff. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Shell to the New Liberty Church Youth Group, c/o Kenny and Vickie Greer, 169 Liberty Hollow Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 8:30 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.

June 6, 2003

Billy G. Hart

   Billy Gene Hart, 63, 353 Hideaway Farm Road, Piney Flats, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Hart was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William Frank Hart Sr. and Ida Jones Hart. He was also preceded in death by a sister and five brothers.
   Mr. Hart was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and was retired due to disability from North American Rayon Corporation. He had served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Delores Jean Campbell Hart; a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Jim Hamilton, Piney Flats; a son, Greg Hart, Piney Flats; six sisters, Juanita Shell, Roan Mountain, Anna Belle Tittle, Johnson City, Viola Mottern, Kingsport, Beulah Garrison and Louise Sheffield, both of Elizabethton, and Helen Allen, Asheville, N.C.; a brother, Joe Hart, Elizabethton; and two grandchildren, Tyler Hamilton and Halee Hamilton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HART -- Funeral services for Billy Gene Hart, 63, 353 Hideaway Farm Road, Piney Flats, who died Thursday, June 5, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Clarence Sheffield and Joel Crisp. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Garrison, Ray Chesser, Johnny Holder, L. Trivette, Don Trivette and Dr. William Kincaid. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Saturday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Goldie G. Miller

   Goldie Grace Miller, seven-day-old daughter of Stephen and Kimberly Street Miller, 17235 Highway 67 West, Butler, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister, Leiya Faith Miller, of the home; her paternal grandparents, Bud and Stony Miller, Butler; her maternal grandparents, Jack and Betty Street, Roan Mountain; and her paternal great-grandparents, Ray Pierce, Butler, and Mrs. Julie Miller, Elizabethton.
   Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, in the Butler Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Oddis Dugger Jr. officiating.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Beverly D. Shell

  
Mrs. Beverly Dawn Shell, 57, 113 Eldridge Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 5, 2003 at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jill A. Stout

  
Jill Ann Stout, age 45, Village East Apts., Elizabethton, formerly of Hampton, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at her residence unexpectedly.
   A native of Peotone, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Goodwin Stout.
   She was a member of Union Baptist Church, where she was very active.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Lynn Stout, and an infant sister, Melinda Kay Stout.
   Survivors include her step-mother, Hazel Stout Neely, Laurel Bloomery; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Jimmy Matherly, of Hampton; Tanya and Matthew Hardin, of Hampton; Christine and Dave Gunner, of West Va.; a special nephew, Gavin Hardin, of Hampton; a special great niece, Anna Stout, of Elizabethton; a special aunt, Ida Hinkle, of Hampton; several other nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Gail White, of Hampton, also survive.
  
   STOUT -- The funeral service for Jill Ann Stout, age 45, Village East Apts., of Elizabethton, formerly of Hampton, who died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2003 at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Mickey Beal and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Music will be under the direction of Union Baptist Church choir and Dana Leathers, violinist. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2003 at the church. Interment will follow the funeral service at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to be at the church at 1:45 p.m. Saturday will be Jonathan Matherly, Matthew Hardin, Jerry Stout, Randy Stout, Mitchell Nestal, Rick Guinn, Danny Atkins, Teddy Ellison, and Roger Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Shook, Glen Tester, Richard Tester, TennCare Transportation of Tri-Cities, Friends of Village East Apartments, and Bill Neely. Friends may call at the residence of a sister, Karen Matherly, 621 4th Ave., Hampton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Union Baptist Church, Spence Family Fund, 306 Melrose Street, Hampton, TN 37658. 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.

June 5, 2003

Doris I. Cole

   Doris I. Cole, 51, 191 Cole Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Cole was a native of Thomasville, N.C., and the daughter of the late Thomas Bullins and Betsy York Henson. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Cole.
   Mrs. Cole attended Carter Christian Church and was a housewife.
   Survivors include her husband, Danny Cole, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Sandy Bullins, Elizabethton; four sisters, Donna Hunt, Darlene Hunt, Shirley McDowell and Patsy Bullins, all of Thomasville, N.C.; and a brother, Darrell Bullins, Thomasville, N.C. Three grandchildren, 10 nieces and nephews, and six great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   COLE -- Funeral services for Doris I. Cole, 51, 191 Cole Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Campbell officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Cole Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of her son, Danny Bullins, 199 Cole Hollow Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Ledford  

Helen Marie Ledford, 70, 1509 Squibb Drive, Johnson City, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton.
   Mrs. Ledford was a native of Crawford, Pa., and had grown up in Fontana, N.C. She had lived most of her life in Washington County. She was a daughter of the late Marjorie and Claude Brownell and was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ledford, in 2001.
   Mrs. Ledford was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was the former owner and operator of M & L Café in Johnson City for over 30 years and was also formerly employed with Red Lobster. She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and also attended First Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Chris and Chil Ledford, both of Johnson City; two daughters, Charlene Lacy and Dora Ramsey, both of Johnson City; one brother, Robert Brownell of Florida; one sister; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the family.
  
   LEDFORD -- Funeral services for Helen Marie Ledford, 70, 1509 Squibb Drive, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff and the Rev. Doyle Hurdt officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Committal services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 6, in the U.S. National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for those services. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Johnson City, is serving the family.

Jill Stout

  
Jill Ann Stout, age 45, Village East Apartments, Elizabethton, formerly of Hampton, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Amy J. Timbs

Amy Jo Timbs, 30, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Miss Timbs was a native of Carter County and had lived most of her life in Washington County. She was a daughter of Harold Timbs, Elizabethton, and Barbara Dye, Gray.
   Miss Timbs was a Licensed Practical Nurse and a member of Sims Hill Christian Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Nathan Timbs, Johnson City; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Billy Gene Williams and Tracey Hamilton.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the family.
  
   TIMBS -- Funeral services for Amy Jo Timbs, 30, who died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, from the Morris-Baker North Chapel with the Rev. Bill Greer officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Committal services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery for those services. For those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Keystone Free Will Baptist Church, 110 Bettie Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Johnson City, is serving the family.

June 4, 2003

Doris Cole

  
Doris Cole, age 51, of Cole Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Mary Jenkins

  
Mary Jenkins, age 87, 1013 Fairview Avenue, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 2, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Cameron Scalf and Annie Turner.
   She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy B. Jenkins; one infant son, Ricky Gene Hill; a brother, Harold Scalf, and two sisters, Selma Campbell and Christine Hill Miller.
   Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty and Chuck Mathis, of Elizabethton; Sue Elliott, of Elizabethton; Kay and Rick Church, of Elizabethton; six sons and four daughters-in-law, Paul Hill, of Junction City, Ore.; Cecil and Norma Hill, of Elizabethton; Leroy and Jan Hill, of North Platle, Neb.; Gary and Judy Hill, of Elizabethton; Dennis Hill, of Ulysses, Kan.; Terry and Gayle Scalf, of Elizabethton; one step-daughter, Della Davenport, of Elizabethton; 35 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   JENKINS -- The funeral service for Mary Jenkins, age 87, of 1013 Fairview Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Monday, June 2, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Shirley Long. Committal and entombment services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2003, at the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the third floor nurses at Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Dr. Daniel Paul. Those who plan to attend the entombment service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence of a daughter, Sue Elliott, 1122 Bluefield Avenue, Elizabethton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

June 3, 2003

Leona C. Grindstaff

   Leona C. Grindstaff, age 85, 1113 Ledford Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter the late Jerry and Nettie Hodge Pritchard. Mrs. Grindstaff was a member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church.
   She was retired from North American Rayon Corporation.
   She was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Pritchard and an infant daughter, Thelma Pritchard.
   Survivors include three sisters, Mae Pritchard and Martha Irick, both of Elizabethton, and Ruth Simerly of Hampton; a brother, Spencer Pritchard of Elizabethton; two grandsons, Brian and his spouse, Lia Pritchard of Jonesborough, and Greg Pritchard of Elizabethton; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Pritchard Campbell of Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Christy Miller and Robyn Miller, both of Elizabethton, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web-site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- The funeral service for Leona C. Grindstaff, age 85, 1113 Ledford Street, Elizabethton who died Sunday, June 1, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003, in the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Eric Wright and Rev. James Hawk officiating. Music will be under the direction of Carl Williams and The Collins Family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel or other times at the home of a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Pritchard Campbell, 173 E .L. Bowers Road, Elizabethton. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Donald Pritchard, Jeff Hilton, Larry Pritchard, Donnie Collins, Jerome Street, and Larry Irick. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Hambrick, Mike Brock, Billy Brock, Leslie Brock, Rev. Ronnie Pritchard, Lonnie Miller, and other members of the family and friends. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 am, Thursday, June 5, 2003, to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Hunter Memorial Baptist Church, 599 Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements. 423-542-2232.
  
Mary Jenkins

  
Mary Jenkins, age 87, 1013 Fairview Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 2, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul H. Matheson

  
Paul H. Matheson, age 82, of 1594 Stouts Branch Road, Mountain City, died Sunday, June 1, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   He was a native of Johnson County and was born January 1, 1921 to the late Ross H. Matheson and Ruth Stout Matheson.
   He was a farmer and retired CED of ASCS where he was employed for 37 years. He was a 32 degree mason of Taylorsville Lodge 243 F & AM, a lifetime member of the American Legion, and Sergeant of the U.S. Army 825th Tank Destroyer Battalion in World War II.
   He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Jo Anderson-Matheson; one son, Jerry Paul Matheson; three brothers, Lester Matheson, Hugh Matheson, and Bill Matheson.
   Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Reece, of Mountain City; three sons, Larry Matheson, Gary Matheson, and Terry Matheson, all of Mountain City; one sister, Nell Redmond, of Boone, N.C.; six grandchildren, Pam Matheson, Gary Reece, Kristy Bishop, Chastity Trivette, Heather Watson, and Gina Meade, all of Mountain City, and one great grandchild, Caleb Trivette, of Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MATHESON -- Funeral services for Paul H. Matheson, age 82, of 1594 Stouts Branch Road, Mountain City, who died Sunday, June 1, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2003 from the Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Mr. Jim Hutchinson, Rev. Haskel Ingram, and Rev. Karl Swift officiating. Masonic services will follow the funeral service. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Lefler. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 from the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jerry Grindstaff, Danny Grindstaff, Leo Merideth, Roy Bartlett, AD Grindstaff, Bill Wilson, Dean Stout, and Bill Shull. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene T. Cousins, Earl Shull, Claude Matheson, Pat Gilley, Burley Barry, Ray Young, Glenn Sams, Dr. Collier Jordan, Dr. Mark Chang, Dr. Harold Alison, Dr. Raina Sluder, Tommy Redmond, Scott Matheson, S.T. Gentry, and all surviving veterans of the 825 Tank Batallion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Trula Muse, 239 Sunset Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel. Friends may call at the residence, 1594 Stouts Branch Road, Mountain City, at any time. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com.

Wendell G. Pleasant

  
Wendell Glenn Pleasant, age 46, of 2864 U.S. Highway 421 North, Mountain City, died Sunday, June 1, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
   He was a native of Mountain City and was born August 31, 1956 to the late Estel Pleasant in 1979 and Loveta Shipley Pleasant of Mountain City.
   He was a millwright and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by his brother, Doug Pleasant.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two daughters, Wendy Henley, of Mountain City, and Amanda Fletcher, of Greeneville, Tenn.; one son, Jonathan Pleasant, of Boone, N.C.; three sisters, Mildred Eastridge, of Creston, N.C., Sharon Merryman, of Elizabethton, and Jackie Deeth, of Ironwood, Mich.; two brothers, Anthony Pleasant, of Mountain City, and Norman Pleasant, of Mountain City, and a special friend, Christine Greer, of Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PLEASANT -- Funeral services for Wendell Glenn Pleasant, age 46, of 2864 U.S. Highway 421 North, Mountain City, who died Sunday, June 1, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2003 from the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Norris and Rev. Frank Woods officiating. Music will be under the direction of Marrissa Norris. Pianist will be Walter Johnson. Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 from the Phillippi Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Eastridge, Joey Eastridge, Jamie Eastridge, Adam Merryman, Daniel Merryman, Danny Cornett, and Benji Pleasant. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Merryman, Paul Johnson, Dr. Michael Kaplan, Dr. Steven Smith, Dr. Jay Mehta, and Ricky Cornett. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trula Muse, 239 Sunset Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church on Tuesday. Friends may call at the residence, 2864 Highway 421 North, Mountain City, at any time.
   Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com.

Carl Smith

  
Carl Smith, age 69, formerly of 119 Alice Johnson Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, June 2, 2003 in the Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mtn. following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Walter K. and Amanda Lewis Smith.
   Mr. Smith was a retired construction worker and a former employee of Roan Mountain State Park.
   He is preceded in death by five brothers, Ernest Smith, Fred Smith, Frank Smith, George Smith, and Ed Smith.
   Survivors include four sisters, Elizabeth Strickland, of Roan Mtn., Mary Belle Smith, of Elizabethton; Anna Lou Heaton, of Roan Mtn., and Betty Winters, of Roan Mtn.; several nieces, nephews and a host of special friends also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mtn., is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   SMITH -- The graveside service for Carl Smith, age 69, formerly of 119 Alice Johnson Road, Roan Mtn., who died Monday, June 2, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003 in Johnson Roanview Cemetery with Rev. Randy English and Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny and Betty Winters, the Tom Brown family, Wally Hitchew, J.D. Burleson, Topsy McMahan, Chuck and Nora Ashley, nursing staff of Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Adventa Hospice, Dr. Wesley Hanson, Dr. Steven Smith, Dr. Jerry Gastineau and Jan Tillman. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Thursday for the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mtn. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Wilson, 209 S. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mtn., is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie K. Watson

  
Bonnie Kathleen Watson, 73, 301 D. Mercedes Drive, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 2, 2003 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Leckie Gregg Watson. She had lived in Elizabethton a number of years.
   She was of the Baptist faith.
   She was preceded in death by two sons, Randal Stanbery in 1963 and Dennis Stanbery in 1990.
   Survivors include five daughters and three sons-in-law, Helen Stanbery Dempsey, of Johnson City; Leckie Stanbery, of Elizabethton; Elwana and Victor Shelton, and Carolyn and Rudy Bardinelli, all of Gray, Tenn., and Sandra and Tim Lewis, of Hampton; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Roy and Jill Stanbery, Raymond (Gene) and Carolyn Stanbery, and Marshall and Hope Stanbery, all of Elizabethton; 14 grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Michelle Williams; 8 great grandchildren; two special friends, Barbara Teel and Barbara Matheson also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WATSON -- Funeral services for Bonnie Kathleen Watson, 73, 301 D. Mercedes Drive, Elizabethton, who died Monday, June 2, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in the Rock Springs Cemetery, Butler. Tersa Range and Pat Gouge will provide the music. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday will be Victor Shelton, Rudy Bardinelli, Tim Lewis, Randy Johnson, Eddie Johnson, and Eric Schoonveld. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9 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.

June 2, 2003

Leona P. Grindstaff

  
Leona P. Grindstaff, age 85, 1113 Ledford Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 1, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Troy L. Mann

  
Troy Ledford Mann, 54, of 104 Roy Garland Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 1, 2003 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
   A native of Avery County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Willie and Flossie Potter Mann. He had lived in Carter County for a number of years.
   He was a carpenter. Mr. Mann was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
   He was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Beatrice Miller.
   Survivors include his wife, Ethel Stevens Mann; two daughters and sons-in-law, Misty and Marty Hill and Shellie and Chad Tipton, all of Elizabethton; a sister and brother-in-law, Docia and Herman Clawson, of Mountain City; three grandsons, Jacob Hill, Ambram Hill and Isaac Hill; three granddaughters, Hannah Tipton, Sarah Tipton, and Savannah Tipton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   MANN -- Funeral services for Troy Ledford Mann, 54, 104 Roy Garland Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, June 1, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Alvarado and Rev. Mark Birchfield officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held in the Blevins Cemetery at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2003. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday will be Clint Williams, Lloyd Williams, Marty Hill, Chad Tipton, Keith Clawson, and Eric Clawson. Honorary pallbearers will be Wade Lipford, O.C. "Red" Cornelious, Alfred Carter, and all of his blue grass friends and friends of Buladean Grocery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Margery Grindstaff McPeake

   Margery Grindstaff McPeake, age 92, formerly of 142 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 1, 2003 in the Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, following a brief illness.
   A native of Butler, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Millard and Winnie McQueen Grindstaff. She was an active member of Grace Baptist Church and the Ladies Adult I Sunday School Class.
   She was a graduate of the Watauga Academy and East Tennessee State University.
   As an employee of the Johnson County School System, she taught first and second grades for 32 years, primarily at Doeville School. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
   Mrs. McPeake was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest T. "Jack" McPeake; a sister, Dorothy G. Livingston; a brother, Coolidge L. Grindstaff, and a nephew, Joe Grindstaff.
   She is survived by one sister, Geneva G. Norris, Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Joy L. Grindstaff, Butler; two step-sons, Terry McPeake and Ronnie McPeake and their families, of Augusta, Ga. and several nieces and nephews, Rick Grindstaff, Butler; Sharon Mooney, Bristol, Tenn.; Lynn Norris, Columbia, S.C.; Beverly Miller, Atlanta, Ga, and Steve Norris, Knoxville.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   MCPEAKE -- The funeral service for Margery Grindstaff McPeake, age 92, formerly of 142 Echo Drive, Elizabethton who died Sunday, June 1, 2003 will be conducted at 7:30 pm Tuesday, June 3, 2003 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Gordon Kyte. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Steve Norris, Lynn Norris, Rick Grindstaff, David Mooney, Kevin Mooney, Jim Norris, John Norris, Daniel Norris, Drew Norris and Dr. Neil Mooney. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton, friends and neighbors, nursing staff of Hermitage Health Center, Larry Tierney, Fred Campbell, Keith Davenport and Mrs. Belle Lyons. Mrs. McPeake's special interests were gardening and cooking, and legions of relative and friends have enjoyed her yeast rolls and signature dishes throughout the years. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton, 37643 or the charity of your choice. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Elmer B. Sams, Sr.

   Elmer B. Sams, Sr., age 92, formerly of 407 East K Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 1, 2003 in the Hermitage Health Center following a brief illness.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late William Jackson and Sally Hyder Sams.
   He was a graduate of Happy Valley High School. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon, former Sunday School teacher and church treasurer.
   He was a State Farm Insurance agent for 30 years before retiring. He was also a former member of the Elizabethton Lions Club.
   Mr. Sams was preceded in death by one grandson, Billy Jack Sams in 1973, several brothers and one sister.
   He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Pearl Humphrey Sams, of the home; four sons and three daughters-in-law; Terry and Shirlene Sams, North Augusta, SC; B.J. Sams, Little Rock, Ark.; Gene and Sonja Sams, Elmer Sams, Jr. and Frances Sams all of Elizabethton; nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements. 423-542-2232. Visit our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

  SAMS -- The funeral service for Elmer B.Sams, Sr., age 92, formerly of 407 East K Street, Elizabethton who died Sunday, June 1, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2003 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Joe Sorah and Rev. Ray Sorrells officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Teresa Sorah. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel, or you may call at the residence, 407 East K Street at any time. The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kevin Sams, Stacy Sams, Brad Sams, Chad Sams, Terry Sams, Jr., Ken Crapps, Buddy Crites, Chris Williams and Robbie Bryant. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class of Calvary Baptist Church. Those who plan to attend the committal service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Sams to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 225 North Holly Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643. A special thanks to the Hermitage Health Center staff for all their love, care, and kindness to Mr. Sams and his family. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward E. Stout

  
Edward Earl Stout, 78, of Taylorsville, N.C., died Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
   He was born on September 15, 1924 to Alexander and Sarah Shoun Stout in Johnson County, Tenn.
   Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde and Spencer Stout, and one sister, Maude Kite.
   Mr. Stout worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Town of Taylorsville for 12 years. Before being employed there, he worked as an electrical engineer for Westinghouse for 22 years.
   He was a veteran during World War II in the U.S. Airforce. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Kathryn Denney Stout, of Taylorsville, N.C.; one sister, Ona Peters, of Ga., and several nieces and nephews.
   Alexander Funeral Service, Taylorsville, NC 28681 is in charge of arrangements.
  
   STOUT -- Funeral services for Edward Earl Stout, 78, of Taylorsville, N.C., who died Saturday, May 31, 2003, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2003 in the Alexander Funeral Service Chapel, Taylorsville, with Rev. Gary W. Jennings officiating. Visitation will precede the service on Monday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Taylorsville City Cemetery. Funeral arrangements provided by Alexander Funeral Service, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

June 1, 2003

Jerry D. Grindstaff

  
Jerry D. Grindstaff, 58, 295 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Fred Grindstaff and Hazel Bacon.
   Mr. Grindstaff was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Jean Kelly Grindstaff, of the home, one brother, Dennis Grindstaff, Elizabethton, three half- sisters, Scarlet, Barbara, Jeannie and all their families, all of Arizona, and one nephew and one niece.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   GRINDSTAFF -- Funeral services for Jerry D. Grindstaff, 58, 295 Blevins Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 30, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Dungan Chapel Baptist Church, with Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Edwin Taylor and Dale Williams, soloists. Interment will follow the funeral service at Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gerald and Kathy Arnold, Dwight and Regina Proffitt, Owen Grindstaff, Charles Ellis, Don Kelly, Randy Ellis, Ben Castle, Chad Ellis, and Mike Coefer. More precious friends include Marvin and Phyllis Grindstaff, L.D. and Sharon Livingston, Hazen Street, Bernard Davis, Eric Heaton, Aaron Taylor, Lois Tops and Ginny and Janice Fair. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Dungan Chapel Baptist Church, or friends may call at the residence any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

George S. Sledge

   George S. Sledge, 68, 2114 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, in Wilcox Hall, at Wellmont-Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport.
   A native of South Hampton County, Va., Mr. Sledge had lived in Elizabethton for the last year. He was the son of Sidney and Elvie Hall Sledge and was of the Holiness faith. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Travis Tanner, and several brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Sledge was a retired mechanic for Best Concrete.
   Survivors include his wife, Ella King Sledge, of the home, two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Roger Lee, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Terri and Danny Pendergrass of the home, one son, George Kevin Sledge, Spruce Pine, N.C., eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one sister, Inez Drewery, Gumberry, N.C., and several nieces and nephews.
   Tetick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   SLEDGE -- Funeral services for George S. Sledge, 68, 2114 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, who died Saturday, May 31, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. James Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the Garland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the nursing staff of Wilcox Hall third floor at Wellmont - Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at Tetrick Funeral, Home Riverside Chapel or friends may call at the residence, 2114 Dave Buck Road, Elizabethton, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.