July 14, 2003

Andy H. Harding

  
Andy H. Harding, age 82, of 1700 West Elk Avenue, Stanley Trailer Park, Lot #20, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 13, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
   A native of Sullivan County, Mr. Harding lived most of his life in Carter County. He was the son of the late Witt and Maggie Cole Harding.
   Mr. Harding was of the Baptist faith.
   He was a retired concrete finisher and a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 F & AM.
   Mr. Harding is preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Victoria Rosenbaum Harding; a stepdaughter, Charlotte Sue Tyree; a son, Roy Harding; four brothers, Frank Hardin, Bill Hardin, Sam Hardin and Robert "Bob" Hardin, and three sisters, Ida Laws, Bertha Beldsoe and Anna Bell Montgomery..
   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Charlotte Harding, Lonnie R. and Teresa Harding, all of Elizabethton; three daughters and one son-in-law, Judy Mosier, of Elizabethton; Ruby Harding, of Watauga; Patsy and Bobby Rainbolt, of Elizabethton; three sisters, Mae Blair and Nellie Ward, both of Elizabethton; Sarah Blanton, of Big Stone Gap, Va.; 21 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, and a special niece, Kathy Baker, of Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   HARDING -- The funeral service for Andy H. Harding, age 82, of 1700 West Elk Avenue, Stanley Trailer Park, Lot #20, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, July 13, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Colbaugh and Rev. Eric Wright officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ted Puckett, soloist. A Masonic service will be accorded by the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 F & AM following the funeral service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July16, 2003 at the Grindstaff Cemetery, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Stanley, Fellow Masonic Brothers, friends and neighbors, Joe Coffman and Guy Hoilman. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home or at the residence of a son, Bobby Harding, 1363 Hwy. 91, 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.

Nancy McGloughlin

  
Mrs. Nancy McGloughlin, age 67, of 811 Tipton Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 13, 2003 at the home of her son, John McGloughlin, 147 Forest Crest Lane, Elizabethton.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Betty C. Sneed

   Betty C. Sneed, age 56, 301 A, Mercedes Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 13, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
   A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Monroe and Lyuna Ada Oliver Campbell.
   Mrs. Sneed was a member of Prayer Tabernacle, Elizabethton.
   She is preceded in death by one brother, Jack Campbell.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael E. and Kathy Reed, Jr.; David E. and Debbie Reed; Douglas H. and Amanda Miller, all of Elizabethton; three brothers, Roy Campbell and Wayne Campbell, both of Hampton; Bobby Campbell, of Catawba, N.C.; one sister, Emma Jean Honeycutt, of Hampton; 12 grandchildren, Alisha Renee Reed, Betty Lyuna Dawn Reed, Daniel Ray Reed, Frances Marlina Reed, Jesse Arron Reed, Kristy Ann Reed, Michael Joseph Reed, Nathan Tyler Douglas, Sara Marie Ann Miller, Thomas Ray Reed, Anthony David Reed and Adria Miller, and a very special friend, Jack Hughes, of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
  
   SNEED -- The funeral service for Betty C. Sneed, age 56, 301 A Mercedes Drive, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, July 13, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Pastor A.G. Wagner officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the home of a son, Douglas H. Miller, 511 Well Street, Elizabethton, at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. TETRICK FUNERAL HOME, ELIZABETHTON, IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS. 423/542-2232.

July 13, 2003

Alfred Estep

   Alfred Estep, 75, 372 Wilbur Dam Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at his residence.
   A native of Carter County, Mr. Estep was the son of the late William Thomas and Fannie Mae Parker Estep. He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Lynn Estep; and three brothers, Earl, Nathaniel and Billy Jack Estep.
   Mr. Estep was employed at Jellico Grocery for several years and retired from Watauga Industries. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Estep was a member of Roan Street Church of God.
   Survivors include his wife, Georgia Trusler Estep; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Alfred Samuel Estep and wife, Dana, Woodstock, Ga., and Jerry Lee Estep, Elizabethton; one sister, Daisy Mae Estep, Elizabethton; two brothers, David Cooley Estep and Ray Estep, both of Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Taylor B. Estep; a grandson, Alfred Miller Estep, both of Woodstock, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   ESTEP -- Funeral services for Alfred Estep, 75, 372 Wilbur Dam Road, Elizabethton, who died Friday, July 11, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Roan Street Church of God with the Revs. Kenneth Bewley, Earl Golden and J.W. Norris officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 1:50 p.m. Monday, will be Loyd Beard, Lowell Shell, Glen Trusler, Marvin Webb, Steve Lewis, Clark Harding, John Harriett, Jr. and Randy Shell. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Elliott, Andy Hood, John Allen, Eddie Manning, Carl Estep, Floyd Estep, Billy Brock, Walter Miles, Norman Markland, Richard Woodside, The Men's Fellowship of Roan Street Church of God, the doctors and staff of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center and friends and neighbors of the Siam Community. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. VFW Post 2166 will conduct military graveside honors. The body will be moved to the church one hour before services. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Estep family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Eunice Harmon

   Miss Eunice Harmon, 73, 105 Gene Mathes Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Friday, July 11, 2003, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness. 
   A native of Johnson County, Tenn., Miss Harmon was the daughter of the late Avery Martin and Anna Bunton Harmon. She was a homemaker and a member of Meadowview Baptist Church, Butler, Tenn. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Omer Harmon, Allen Harmon, Bobby Harmon and Norman Harmon, and by two sisters, Donnis Dugger and Lura Cable. 
   Survivors include one sister, Betsy Atwoood, Elizabethton, Tenn., and one brother, Billy Harmon, Ravenna, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  
   HARMON -- Funeral services for Miss Eunice Harmon, 73, 105 Gene Mathes Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., who died Friday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Revs. Richard Jones and Russell Potter officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Pilgrim's Journey. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2003, in the Bunton Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and members of Meadowview Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, or at the residence of a sister, Betsy Atwood, at any time. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William C. Rasnick

   William Clarence Rasnick, Sr., age 81, 227 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at his residence.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Viola O'Quinn Rasnick.
   He was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation where he worked in Unit I Spinning. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and POW, having served in World War II. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
   Survivors include his wife, Hazel Rasnick, of the home; six sons, Thomas Wayne Rasnick, Rondal Rasnick, William Clarence "W.C." Rasnick, Jr., Bobby Rasnick, David Rasnick, John Turner, all of Elizabethton; two daughters, Elizabeth Miller, Elizabethton, and Alice Odom, Johnson City; one sister, Alice Largent, Elizabethton; two brothers, Earl Rasnick, Watauga, and Lawrence Rasnick, Elizabethton; 20 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren, and a special friend, Paul Budgen, Elizabethton.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   RASNICK -- Funeral services for William Clarence Rasnick, Sr., age 81, 227 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, July 10, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with the Rev. Jim Murray and the Rev. Jackie Cole officiating. Music will be under the direction of Cathy Chambers. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Keith Turner, Jeff Miller, James Odom, Dean Odom, Jamie Lambert, Skipper Taylor, Rob Lambert, John Paul Scalf, and Paul Budgen. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandchildren, nephews, Harry Woods, Delmas Taylor, employees of North American Rayon Corporation Unit I Spinning, Charles Long, Jim Nave, friends and neighbors, Conley Bullock, and Richard Duvall. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence, 227 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Veterans War Memorial, c/o City Hall, 136 South Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

July 11, 2003

Ruby V. Cordell

  
Mrs. Ruby Vance Cordell, 80, formerly of Second Street, Hampton, and the Life Care Center of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. 
   A native of Carter County, she had lived in Ohio for thirty years and returned to Hampton, in 1986.  She was the daughter of the late Rev. William B. and Cordelia Richardson Vance. 
   She was a homemaker and of the Freewill Baptist faith. 
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Hall Cordell in 1992; four brothers, Roy Vance, Henry Vance, Billy Vance and Paul Vance, and four sisters, Edith Meritt, Bertha Tinkle, Gladys Vance and Lola Johnson. Survivors include two sons, R. L. Street, of Toronto, Ohio, and Gerald Street, of Londonderry, NH; one step-son, Johnny Cordell, of Paynesville, Ohio; two step-daughters, Emmazetta Constable, of Madison, Ohio, and Hatti Sabo, of Paynesville, Ohio; one brother, Jack Vance, of Hampton, and a special niece, Jean Shell, of Roan Mountain; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   CORDELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Vance Cordell, 80, formerly of Second Street, Hampton, who died Wednesday, July 9, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003 in the Rhododendron Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Gary Perkins officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Danny Cooke Family. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2003 in the Richardson Cemetery, Upper Shell Creek Community, Roan Mountain.  Active pallbearers will be selected from the family. Honorary pallbearer will be Shaffer Norris. Everyone will meet at the Rhododendron Chapel at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the charity of their choice. A special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. 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, Rhododendron Chapel.

William C. Rasnick

   William Clarence Rasnick, Sr., age 81, 227 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, died Thursday, June 10, 2003 at his residence.
   A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Viola O'Quinn Rasnick.
   He was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation where he worked in Unit I Spinning. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in World War II. He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
   Survivors include his wife, Hazel Rasnick, of the home; six sons, Thomas Wayne Rasnick, Rondal Rasnick, William Clarence "W.C." Rasnick, Jr., Bobby Rasnick, David Rasnick, John Turner, all of Elizabethton; two daughters, Elizabeth Miller, Elizabethton, and Alice Odom, Johnson City; one sister, Alice Largent, Elizabethton; two brothers, Earl Rasnick, Watauga, and Lawrence Rasnick, Elizabethton; twenty grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren, and a special friend, Paul Budgen, Elizabethton, also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
  
   RASNICK -- The funeral service for William Clarence Rasnick, Sr., age 81, 227 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, who died Thursday, June 10, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Jim Murray and Rev. Jackie Cole officiating. Music will be under the direction of Cathy Chambers. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Keith Turner, Jeff Miller, James Odom, Dean Odom, Jamie Lambert, Skipper Taylor, Rob Lambert, John Paul Scalf, and Paul Budgen. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandchildren; nephews; Harry Woods, Delmas Taylor, employees of North American Rayon Corporation Unit I Spinning, Charles Long, Jim Nave, friends and neighbors, Conley Bullock, and Richard Duvall. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace, or friends may call at the residence 227 Reynolds Road, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Veterans War Memorial, c/o City Hall, 136 South Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

David W. Scott

   David W. Scott, 49, of Sevierville, formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003.
   Mr. Scott was a member of Woodlawn Christian Church and was Vice-President of Knoxville Corrugated Box, Inc., where he had been employed for 18 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Scott.
   Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Emmalena Fitzsimmons Scott; a son, David Allen Scott; two daughters, Tiffany Brook Scott and Brittany Leigh Scott; his mother, Vera Scott; a brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Sharon Scott; a brother-in-law, Charles H. Fitzsimmons II; a nephew, Steven Lynn Scott; and two nieces, Nikki Rainey and Hannah Arwood.
   Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SCOTT -- Visitation for David W. Scott, 49, of Sevierville, formerly of Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. with Phil Zook, Dwight Young and Mark Pierce, ministers, officiating. The family will also receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home in Elizabethton with interment to follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Boaz, Chris Snavely, Derrick Snavely, Ronnie Snavely, Steven Scott, Craig Wehinger, Wade Harper, Tommy Smith and Greg Middleton. Honorary pallbearers will be Horace Harper, William Smith Sr., Larry Spence, Bo Boaz, Ray O'Quinn, Jack Wilson, Mike Williams, Josh Hill, Travis Gourley, Bob Stahlke, Teddy Ownby, Jim Smith, Bill Smith and employees of Knoxville Corrugated Box, Inc. The family would also like to recognize the players he coached for S and S Hoopsters: Brittany Scott, Holly Huskey, Crystal Suttles, Jennifer Wilson, Keila McLain, Lauren Wright and Hailey Lindsey. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com). Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917.

Jesse W. Winters

  
Jesse W. Winters, 87, 237 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   A native of Shell Creek, he was a son of the late William and Bessie Lee Winters.
   He was a graduate of Cranberry High School and attended Lees-McRae College for two years.
   Mr. Winters was employed at the former American Bemberg Corporation for 29 years. He retired from Daniels Construction Company, Greenville, South Carolina.
   Mr. Winters was instrumental in starting the Carter County Rescue Squad.
   He was a member of Unaka Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by two sisters, Oma Cannon and Mae Stafford, and four brothers, Steve, Lonnie, Dayton, and Burnett Winters.
   Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Gloria Bishop Winters; a daughter and son-in-law, Sonja and Dean Weaver, Pascagoula, Miss.; a brother, Hansel Winters, Elizabethton; a grandson, John Dewey Weaver, and his wife, June, of Carriere, Miss., and a great granddaughter, Lauren Weaver, of Carriere, Miss. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  
   WINTERS -- Funeral services for Jesse W. Winters, 87, 237 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Walker Roberson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003 in the Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday will be Wade Winters, Richard Cannon, Mike Estep, David Estep, Mike Wiggins, Lynn England, and his two special nephews, Harold Winters and Tim Cannon. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to Dr. Stanley Hodges and the ICU staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday. Condolences to the Winters family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

July 10, 2003

Jessie Winters

  
Jessie Winters, 87, 237 Hurley Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

July 9, 2003

Billy W. Jackson

   ROGERSVILLE -- Elder Billy Wayne Jackson, 63, 1349 Longs Bend Road, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville after an extended illness.
   Mr. Jackson was retired from Daniels Construction Company and was currently serving as assistant pastor at Buck Mountain Baptist Church.
   Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Elsie Jackson, and a brother, Claude Jackson.
   Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Anna L. Jackson, of the home; a stepson and his wife, E. Keith and Cheryl Owens, Ankura, Turkey; a stepdaughter and her husband, Teresa and Tom Corbin, Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren, Jessica, Shane, Chad, Michaella and Chase; two great-grandchildren, Skylar and Caleb; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Mary Jackson, Las Vegas, Nev., Ronald and Linda Jackson, Balch Springs, Texas, David and Denise Jackson, Blountville, and Clarence Jr. and Eva Jackson, Bristol, Va.; six sisters and three brothers-in-law, Willa Mae and Glen Sharp, Chillicothe, Ill., Betty Jane and Doug Thomas, Bristol, Va., Elloise Booher, Roanoke, Va., Doris Jackson and Edna Light, both of Kingsport, and Estelle and John Booher, Bristol, Va.; several nieces and nephews; a large host of friends; and four stepchildren by a previous marriage, Susan, Ann, Bill and Lou.
   Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill is in charge of arrangements.
  
   JACKSON -- Funeral services for Elder Billy Wayne Jackson, 63, Longs Bend Road, Rogersville, who went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 6, 2003, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 11, with Pastor Gary Perkins and Elder Larry Wilson officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill. Friends may also call at the residence, 1349 Longs Bend Road, Rogersville. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of Vanderbilt Hospital for their compassion and excellent care. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at cartertrentfh@chartertn.net. Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Church Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy E. Perry

  
Dorothy Evelyn Perry, 80, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Robert T. and Caroline Emmert Williams.
   Mrs. Perry was a retired nurse from Carter County Memorial Hospital, having worked there for 37 years.
   She was a member of the East River Park Christian Church but attended the Valley Forge House of Prayer.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Perry; a sister, Edna Poff, and two brothers, Eugene and George Williams.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Sid Davidson, Elizabethton; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Elsie Bradley, Sylvia Street, and Mary Esther and her husband, Harold Estep, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PERRY -- Funeral services for Dorothy Evelyn Perry, 80, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 8, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Russell and John H. Smith, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday will be Lynn Estep, Douglas Estep, Glen Williams, Shelby Williams, Jerry Williams, Barton Edens, Tom Perry, Creighton Connley, Jess Fair and Bill Carter. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

July 8, 2003

Mildred V. Baughman

  
Mrs. Mildred Vettore Baughman, 61, 1000 South Second Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 6, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. 
   A native of Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Tony and Cecile Thompson Vettore.
   She was a retired Pharmacy Technician at the V.A. Medical Center and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton.
   Survivors include her husband, William "Joe" Baughman, of the home; one daughter, Suzanne Baughman, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Julie Baughman, Johnson City; three grandchildren, Chris Baughman, Zackrey Baughman and Isaac Baughman, all of Johnson City; one sister, Marie Wilson, Johnson City; one niece, Lisa Peters, Elizabethton, and one great-nephew, Jonathan Peters, Elizabethton.
   Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   BAUGHMAN -- Graveside services for Mrs. Mildred Vettore Baughman, 61, 1000 South Second Street, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, July 6, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2003 in the Happy Valley Memorial Park with Dr. John Martin officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2003 or at the residence, 1000 South Second Street, Elizabethton at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, P. O. Box 1135, Bountville, TN 37617. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Goldie R. Mottern

  
Mrs. Goldie Ruth Mottern, 91, of the Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, died Saturday, July 5, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mrs. Mottern was a native of Konnarock, Va. and a life long resident of Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Ellis and Nancy Holloway Davis. 
   She was a retired employee of American Bemberg Corporation and was a member of the Brick Christian Church. 
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lee Mottern; by a son, Carroll Lee Mottern; by  two brothers, Homer Davis and Karl Davis, and by two sisters, Pearl Morris and Mae Little.
   Survivors include four grandsons, Lee Anderson Mottern, of San Antonio, Texas; Charles Albert Mottern, of Lake Wales, Fla.; Thomas Carroll Mottern, of Elizabethton, and David Hoyle Mottern, of Bartow, Fla.; one granddaughter, Leesa Mechelle Mottern Tulp, of Houston, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, Deven Michael Wallace. Many beloved nieces and nephews also survive.
   Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.
  
   MOTTERN -- Graveside services for Mrs. Goldie Ruth Mottern, 91, of the Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, who died on Saturday, July 5, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2003 in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Mottern and Kenneth Hayes. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2003. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

July 7, 2003

Dr. Lester B. Young

  
Dr. Lester B. Young, age 83, of Johnson City, died Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton.
   Dr. Young was a native of Carter County and a son of the late George Thomas and Lottie Brumitt Young.
   He graduated from Happy Valley High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He was a graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine.
   In 1943, he began a veterinary practice in Johnson City and was owner of Young's Animal Clinic before his retirement in 1983. He was awarded the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association Distinguished Service Award. He served on the Tennessee State Veterinary Examining Board and was one of the organizers of the Appalachian Veterinary Association.
   Dr. Young was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, and served as a deacon and an elder.
   He was a member and president of the Horticulture Interest Society.
   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bert and Raymond Young, and two sisters, Lola Remine Carter and Lela Lacy.
   Survivors include his wife, Geneva Gouge Young, of the home; two sons, Lester B. Young, Jr. and wife Adele, of Freehold, N.J., and George S. Young and his wife, Pam, of Elizabethton; a daughter, Marlene and husband, Dr. Andy Collins, of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Alan Young and spouse, Amanda, of Freehold, N.J.; Leslie Young, of Freehold, N.J.; Andy and Matthew Young, of Elizabethton, and Kimberly and Christopher Collins, of Kingsport. He is also survived by one brother, Roy Young.
   Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, 101 East F St., Elizabethton.
  
   YOUNG -- The funeral service for Dr. Lester B. Young, age 83, of Johnson City, who died Saturday, July 5, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2003 in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, with Rev. Don Muncie and Rev. Baron Eliason officiating. Interment will follow in the Patton Simmons Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Alan Young, Andy Young, Matthew Young, Christopher Collins, John Young, Ken Young, Victor Young, and Ted Lacy. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Fine, Paul Frye, Don Gouge, Tom Minnis, William Montgomery, Jerry Oler, Terry Williams, Dean Zeiler, and the Brotherhood Class and Elders of First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mission Projects of First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends in the Woods Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home, 101 East F St., Elizabethton.

July 6, 2003

Nora A. Ashley

   Nora Ann Ashley, 49, 130 Ben Ashley Lane, Roan Mountain, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
   Mrs. Ashley was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Paul and Edith Hughes McMahan. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Terry McMahan.
   Mrs. Ashley was a dietitian at Roan Highlands Nursing Center and was a member of Roan Park Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, Charles Ashley, of the home; two daughters, Kindel Ashley and Shannon Ashley, both of Roan Mountain; two granddaughters, Madison Ashley and Ashley Trammel, both of Roan Mountain; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Lena and Wally Hitechew, Roan Mountain, and Connie McMahan, Elizabethton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, C.W. and Ann McMahan, Roan Mountain, and Eddie and Penny McMahan, Elizabethton; and a special niece, Melissa Nicholes, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ASHLEY -- Funeral services for Nora Ann Ashley, 49, 130 Ben Ashley Lane, Roan Mountain, who died Friday, July 4, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 7, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Randy English officiating. Interment will follow in the Ashley Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Vernie H. Hughes

   Vernie Holtsclaw Hughes, 95, 416 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Hughes was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Weaver and Ethel Johnson Holtsclaw. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tom Hughes, a son, Ralph Hughes, and by several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and a member of Burbank Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four grandchildren, Rocky Hughes and Randall Hughes, both of Elizabethton, Richard Hughes and spouse, Maradell Hughes, Roan Mountain, who were her caregivers, and Ruth Smith, Newland, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Corey Hughes, Alex Hughes and Josh Hughes, all of Elizabethton, and Desiray Smith, Newland, N.C.; three sisters, Beulah Hughes, Onzie Johnson and Rena Lee Whitehead, all of Roan Mountain; and a brother, Carmel Holtsclaw, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HUGHES -- Funeral services for Vernie Holtsclaw Hughes, 95, 416 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, July 5, 2003, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 6, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Johnny Vance officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Burbank Free Will Baptist Church Quartet. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, in the Roberts 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 10:55 a.m. Monday. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeffery D. McKinney

   Jeffery D. "Jeff" McKinney, 38, 753 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died suddenly Saturday, July 5, 2003, at his residence.
   Mr. McKinney was a native of Kansas City, Kan., and the son of the late James Garfield and Georgia Freeman McKinney, and his biological mother, Sue Thompson, Kingsport.
   Mr. McKinney was a LP Service Technician with Freeman Gas Company, Boone, N.C., and was a member of Morgan's Branch Free Will Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to his biological mother, include his wife, Susan L. McKinney, of the home; three brothers, Clarence McKinney, Boone, N.C., Dale McKinney and Ralph McKinney, both of Roan Mountain; two sisters, Jessie Shell, Fairway, Kan., and Elizabeth Dailey, Savannah, Ga.; and two special nephews, Timmy Ingram, Roan Mountain, and William Lambert, Banner Elk, N.C. Other nephews and special nieces also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   McKINNEY -- Visitation for Jeffery D. "Jeff" McKinney, 38, 753 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, who died Saturday, July 5, 2003, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 7, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, or at the residence, 753 Shell Creek Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. A private disposition will be held at a later date. Honorary pallbearers are his many friends and neighbors. 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 Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis J. Smith

   Phyllis Jean Doss Smith, 66, 101 Franklin Place, Apt. 10, Elizabethton, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Smith was a native of Carter County and a daughter of Delcie Bunting Doss, Elizabethton, and the late Glenn Allen Doss. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Jean Stout.
   Mrs. Smith was a 1956 graduate of Hampton High School. She was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sons, Mark Allen Stout, Hampton, and Jack Jason Smith, Roan Mountain; a sister, Sharon Doss, Elizabethton; and a grandson, Jonathan Smith.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SMITH -- Funeral services for Phyllis Jean Doss Smith, 66, 101 Franklin Place, Apt. 10, Elizabethton, who died Friday, July 4, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, in the Buntontown Cemetery, Butler. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Delcie Doss, 101 Franklin Place, Apt. 1, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Smith Family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gracie A. Waters

   Gracie Ann Canter Waters, 90, 115 Guinn Lane, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   Mrs. Waters was a native of Washington County, Va., and a daughter of the late Harvey and Alice Canter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Phillip Waters Sr., in 1992, a daughter, Martha Mae Waters Campbell, in 1976, and by several brothers and sisters.
   Mrs. Waters had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a member of the Prayer Tabernacle. She was a mother and homemaker.
   Survivors include a daughter, Rachel Clipse, of the home; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Phillip and Susie Waters, Eugene and Shirley Waters and Howard and Betty Waters, all of Elizabethton, Mark Waters, of the home, and Claude and Janie Waters, Greeneville; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WATERS -- Funeral services for Gracie Ann Canter Waters, 90, 115 Guinn Lane, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, were conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Shane Waters, the Rev. A.G. Wagner and the Rev. Danny Price officiating. Music was provided by Lois Bouton, John Hensley and George Roberson. Graveside services and Interment were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jay Waters, Robert Moffitt, Ben Waters, Edward Waters, Paul Waters, Julius Waters, Michael Price, Michael Waters, Paul Waters III and David Blevins. Honorary pallbearers were all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

July 3, 2003

Mary F. Gillespie

   Mary Frances Gillespie, 68, 819 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Gillespie was a native of Wise County, Va., and the daughter of the late Shannon Richmond Sr. and Helen Phillips Richmond. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garland Gillespie, in 1980, and a brother, Harold "Sonny" Richmond.
   Mrs. Gillespie was a member of Phillippi Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Snap-On Tools.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Nathaniel Watson Sr. and Tillie Watson, Elizabethton; a stepson, Alfonzo Gillespie, Johnson City; a stepdaughter, Marcella Pace, Johnson City; six sisters, Bernice Myrick, Pauline Neeley, Margaret Hagler, Betty Jean McFarland and Joan Avery, all of Elizabethton, and Hildred Davis, New Paltz, N.Y.; and three brothers, Shannon Richmond Jr., Richard Richmond and George Richmond, all of Elizabethton. Eight grandchildren and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   GILLESPIE -- Funeral services for Mary Frances Gillespie, 68, 819 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Joe Hollifield, the Rev. Ernest Widby and the Rev. Lawrence Myrick Jr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of the Phillippi Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be deacons of Phillippi Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence of her son, Nathaniel Watson Sr., 505 Bingham Street, Elizabethton, or at the residence of her sister, Pauline Neeley, 127 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Building Fund, Phillippi Baptist Church, 200 East M. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Jewel D. Perry

  
Jewel Dean Perry, 75, 600 Bingham Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at her residence.
   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret Perry.
   She was a retired employee of Kennametal, Johnson City.
   She was of the Baptist faith.
   She was preceded in death by a son, James Kenneth Davidson, Jr., 1990.
   Survivors include five daughters, June Bailey, Hampton; Beverly Walker, and Theresa McCrary, both of Johnson City, and Sherry Ritchie and Barbara Treadway, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Billy Wade Perry, of Elizabethton, and a sister, Elizabeth Walters, of Petaluma, Ca.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, and a very special friend, Scott Ritchie.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   PERRY -- Funeral services for Jewel Dean Perry, 75, 600 Bingham Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Mike Koruschak and Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, ministers, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2003 in Highland Cemetery. Music will be provided by No Name But His. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:40 a.m. Friday, will be Darrell Blackburn, Lawrence Turner, Jimmy Ray Charlton, Mike Taylor, Raymond Ritchie, and Roy Livingston. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Colvette and the staff of the Johnson City Cancer Center, employees of Kennametal, and the staff of Hospice Care. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:40 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.

Reba B. Slagle

   Reba B. Slagle, 87, formerly of 422 West E. Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Hillview Health Center following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Slagle was a native of Washington County and had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John E. Keys and was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. H.M. Slagle Jr., March 10, 1989, a brother, John P. Keys, and a sister, Elizabeth Lyon.
   Mrs. Slagle was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. She was a homemaker and former president of the Elizabethton High School Band Boosters.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Shirlene and Terry Sams, North Augusta, S.C.; a son, H.M. "Buddy" Slagle III, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, Terissa Crites, North Augusta, S.C., Terry Sams Jr., Elizabethton, Patrice Crapps, Elizabethton, Fridie Jackson, Cookeville, Earl Slagle, Elizabethton, Kate Bryant, North Augusta, S.C., and Becky Hutchins, Erwin; 16 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Judy John Jones, Johnson City.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   SLAGLE -- Graveside services for Reba B. Slagle, 87, formerly of 422 West E. Street, Elizabethton, who died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Mausoleum of Peace Chapel at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Elmer Sams Jr. officiating. Interment will follow the graveside service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Earl Slagle, Terry Sams Jr., Buddy Crites, Robert Bryant, Kenny Crapps and Anthony Hutchins. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Fireside Room of Tetrick Funeral Home. Words of condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond E. Trent

   Raymond Eugene Trent, 93, 516 Cash Hollow Road, Johnson City, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Asbury Place.
   Mr. Trent was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City. He was a son of the late Frank and Laura Trent and was also preceded in death by his wife, Maudie Ellen Miller Trent, a son, Roy E. Trent, two brothers, James Trent, and an infant brother, and an infant sister.
   Mr. Trent was a retired employee of Transit-Mix Concrete Company. He was a member of Prayer Tabernacle in Elizabethton.
   Survivors include three daughters, Patsy Wagner, Margaret Wallace and Ina Hurley, all of Johnson City; a son, Billy Joe Trent, Johnson City; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a niece, Thelma Osborne, Johnson City; and a nephew, Cecil Trent, Sandusky, Ohio.
   Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the family.
  
   TRENT -- Funeral services for Raymond Eugene Trent, 93, 516 Cash Hollow Road, Johnson City, who died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. A.G. Wagner, the Rev. Johnny Hilton and Greg Wagner officiating. Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as active pallbearers. Dr. Jason Hatjioannou and the men of Prayer Tabernacle will serve as honorary pallbearers. Committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 1:40 p.m. Saturday and travel in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and at other times at the home of a daughter, Margaret Wallace, 569 Cash Hollow Road, Johnson City. Online condolences may be sent through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Johnson City, is serving the family.

July 2, 2003

Margie Berry

  
Margie Berry, age 66, Elizabethton, died Monday, June 30, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
   She was a Carter County native and lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the late J.A. "Cap" Cardwell.
   She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Berry.
   Mrs. Berry graduated from East Tennessee State University as a Certified Respiratory Therapist. She also had a f2ruitful career as an employee of NASA at Cape Canaveral (Cape Kennedy) while living in Merritt Island, Fla. during the 1960's where she knew many astronauts by their first names.
   Mrs. Berry is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Gerry Hardin, of Bristol; her mother, Vergie Cardwell, of Elizabethton; a sister, Thelma Colbaugh, of Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Jennifer Oaks, and her fiance, Mike Rutledge; a nephew, Chris Colbaugh, and his wife, Trudy; a great niece, Cameron Colbaugh; a step granddaughter, Joanna Hardin, and a step grandson, Joe Ward Hardin. She is also survived by aunts Nettie Yates, Florence Cardwell, Christine Cardwell; a very special aunt, Margaret Honeycutt, and a special friend, Becky Hale.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements for the Berry family.
  
   BERRY -- Funeral services for Margie Berry, age 66, Elizabethton, who died Monday, June 30, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home prior to the service. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2003 in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough. Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Hardin, Christopher Colbaugh, Michael Rutledge, and Joseph Hardin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for the Berry family.
   Margie Berry was extremely devoted to her family and it was her joy to care for others, especially her mother, Vergie Cardwell. Her little dog, "Misha" was also a beloved part of her family. Margie said that "someday she would meet all her beloved pets at the 'Rainbow Bridge'". She was a lifelong animal lover and very active and generous to the Humane Society.

Fred C. Lester

   Mr. Fred C. Lester, Christian Minister, age 75, 2018 Sherwood Drive, Apt. 225, Johnson City, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Tazewell County, Virginia, he was the son of the late William O. and Mary Ellen Booth Lester.
   Mr. Lester was a member of West Side Christian Church, Elizabethton.
   Mr. Lester graduated from Johnson Bible College, Knoxville, and Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City. He had been in the preaching ministry for 51 years. He retired from full time ministry at the King Springs Church of Christ, Johnson City. Mr. Lester had ministries in Bluefield, West Virginia, Princeton, West Virginia and Tennessee.
   After retirement, he continued fill-in and interim ministries. His last interim ministry was at Gap Creek Christian Church, Elizabethton.
   Prior to going into the ministry Mr. Lester was in secular employment as a salesman with R.C. Cola Co. and Betsy Ross Bakeries in Bluefield, Virginia and Bluefield, West Virginia.
   He was the author of a religious book titled The Supper and the Shepherds. He served as song leader for the Carter County Men's Fellowship for two years. Mr. Lester was presented an award by the Fellowship on August 29, 1999 titled "God's Honored Servant."
   Mr. Lester served as a volunteer at Appalachian Christian Village where he lived.
   In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers and one step-sister.
   Survivors include his wife, Ruth Bales Lester of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Thomas and Ann Lester of Elizabethton; Larry Allen and Judy Lester of Gray, and Timothy L. and Karen Lester of Hagerstown, Md.; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Thelma and David Smith of Yucaipa, California, and Ellen and Herman Monk of Bristow, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ruby Bales of Bluefield, Va. and Mrs. Norene Bales of Bluefield, West Virginia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is in charge of arrangements for the Lester family.
  
   LESTER -- The funeral service for Mr. Fred C. Lester, 2018 Sherwood Drive, Apt. 225, Johnson City, who went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 30, 2003, will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003 in the Tetrick Funeral Services Sunrise Chapel with Mr. Timothy L. Lester, Mr. David Workman and Mr. Greg Key, Ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Chuck Odom, soloist. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003 prior to the service in the chapel. The committal service and entombment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003 in the Mausoleum Chapel of Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Bill Carter, Winfred Sluder, Bruce Lewis, Luther McKeehan, Anthony Lyons, Wayne Jones, Mark Norman and Dan Dykes. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. David Eubanks, Walter Wilson, Luther Payne, Harry Sisk, G. W. Lewis, Luther Fair, Ray Nichols, Larry Utt, William Scott, Chad Hopson, Travis Lamberson, Men in the Christian Men's Fellowship, Carter County Ministers, Washington County Ministers, Administrators of Appalachian Christian Village, and residents of Appalachian Christian Village. Those who plan to attend the committal service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003 to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Appalachian Christian Village, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601; American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601-2030, or West Side Christian Church, 1307 West G Street, Elizabethton,TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is in charge of arrangements for the Lester family.
  
Ollie Mae McQueen


   Ollie Mae McQueen, age 84, 831 North Roan Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
   A native of West Jefferson, N.C., she had lived in Elizabethton most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Nora Black Caudill.
   Mrs. McQueen attended Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church.
   She was a former employee of Franklin Club and Lakeshore Restaurants, and former caregiver for several people including Dr. H.J. Derthick.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. McQueen, 1960, and several brothers and sisters.
   Survivors include three daughers and two sons-in-law, Shirley Rambo, of Elizabethton; Ruth and Ray Vaughn, of Greeneville; Mary and Merrill Davis, of Greeneville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kyle and Gail McQueen, Hampton; Samuel Lee and Helen McQueen, Green Mountain, N.C.; one brother, Jack Caudill, of Lancing, N.C.; one sister, Pat Davis, of Cleveland, Ohio; 6 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements. 423-542-2232
  
   MCQUEEN -- The funeral service for Ollie Mae McQueen, age 84, 831 North Roan Street, Elizabethton who died Tuesday, July 1, 2003 will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Roger Crigger officiating. The eulogy will be provided by Cameron Lee McQueen, grandson. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Terry McQueen, Bobby Jack Lady, Glen McQueen, Eddie Townsend, Terry Trivett, Mike Feathers, David McQueen and Rick Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Oliver, Ivan McQueen, Charles McQueen, George McQueen, F.D. Elliott, and James Trivett. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2003 to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 4, at the funeral home chapel or friends may call at the residence 831 N. Roan Street, 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. 423-542-2232

Jewel D. Perry

  
Jewel Dean Perry, 75, of 600 Bingham Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at her residence.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Reba B. Slagle

   Reba B. Slagle, age 87, formerly of 422 West E. Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton.
   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
   Tetrick Funeral Home Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements. 423-542-2232

July 1, 2003

Paul H. Arnett

  
Paul H. Arnett, age 89, of 76 Holman Mill Road, Cumberland, Virginia, died Sunday, June 29, 2003 in the Colonial Heights Convalescence Center, Colonial Heights, Va.
   A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late James S. and Phebe Richardson Arnett.
   He was a retired carpenter.
   He was of the Baptist faith.
   Mr. Arnett was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Simerly Arnett.
   Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Anderson, of Hopewell, Va.; Betty McNeil and Margie Walsh, both of Hampton, and Helen Carter, of Appomatax, Va.; seven sons, R.J. Arnett and Douglas Arnett, both of Cumberland, Va.; Randy Arnett, of Richmond, Va.; Cecil Arnett, of Rockport, Texas; Sam Arnett, Andy Arnett, and Bobby Arnett, all of Hampton; 21 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   ARNETT -- Graveside services for Paul H. Arnett, age 89, of 76 Holman Mill Road, Cumberland, Virginia, who died Sunday, June 29, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003 in the Bennett Cemetery, Dennis Cove, Hampton, with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Tiffany W. Holdren

   Mrs. Tiffany Wayne Holdren, age 27, 97 Stover Ridge, Newland, N.C., died unexpectedly Saturday, June 28, 2003 at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C..
   A native of Carter County and a graduate of East Tennessee State University, she was the daughter of Carroll Wayne and Vickie Miller Hughes of Roan Mountain.
   Mrs. Holdren attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
   She was employed by Highland Chiropractic Center.
   She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ivan and Lucy Miller and Mack Hughes.
   In addition to her parents, survivors include her dearly loved husband, Jonathan Robert Holdren, and precious daughter, Chloe Isabell Holdren, of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Tabby and Johnny Johnson of Roan Mountain; her grandparents, Holt and Helen Hughes of Roan Mountain; her mother and father-in-law, Janice and Donnie Holdren of Newland, N.C.; three nieces; one nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 N. Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HOLDREN -- The funeral service for Mrs. Tiffany Wayne Holdren, age 27, 97 Stover Ridge, Newland, N.C. who died Saturday, June 28, 2003, will be conducted Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Rodney Millsaps, Rev. Ronnie Peterson, and Mr. Aaron Gray officiating. Music will be under the direction of Janet Millsaps. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service or at the residence of her mother and father, Vickie and Wayne Hughes, 108 Rainbows End, Hampton Creek, Roan Mountain or at the residence of her mother and father-in-law, Janice and Donnie Holdren, 283 Tucker Hollow Road, Newland, N.C. at any time. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at McKinney-Miller Family Cemetery on Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Nick McKinney, Robby McKinney, Johnny Johnson, Cory Holdren, Tim Buchanan and Bob Johnson. Special friends were Eric Roark, Steve and Cheryl Burleson, Kimberly Buchanan, Alicia Hicks, Dr. Roger Heschong, Robin Heschong and employees of Highland Chiropractic Clinic. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 2. 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 for the Holdren family. 423-542-2232.

Mary Hyder

  
Mary Evelyn Bartee Hyder, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, died there Sunday, June 29, 2003.
   A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph L. and Laura Stalcup Bartee. She had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years.
   In her earlier years, she had been employed as a secretary for Earnest Buckles at the Register of Deeds office and also at Elizabethton High School.
   Mrs. Hyder had served as a Pink Lady at the former Carter County Memorial Hospital and also at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
   She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hyder, on July 17, 1998 and by a sister, Chelsie Garland.
   Survivors include several cousins.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   HYDER -- Funeral services for Mary Evelyn Bartee Hyder who died Sunday, June 29, 2003, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Ray Sorrells officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. The Calvary Baptist Church Quartet will provide the music. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Friends may call at the funeral home any time on Wednesday, July 2, 2003. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel J. Worley

   Samuel James Worley, 75, 138 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
   Mr. Worley was a native of Washington County and the son of the late Charles and Connie Marie Oliver Worley.
   Mr. Worley was a member of King Springs Baptist Church. He was formerly employed for 25 years at the Paty Company in Johnson City and retired as a Security Guard at Baxter-Pharmaseal of Johnson City. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, serving in World War II, and was a member of Watauga Masonic Lodge No. 622.
   Survivors include his wife, Gladys Grindstaff Worley; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Norman Chesser, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Anita Worley, Johnson City; and six grandchildren, Kenneth R. Worley Jr., Phillip R. Worley, Samuel James Worley II, Gabrielle Nicole Burress, Jennifer Turnage and Norman Chesser Jr. Six great-grandchildren also survive.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
  
   WORLEY -- Funeral services for Samuel James Worley, 75, 138 McKeehan Ridge Road, Elizabethton, who died Sunday, June 29, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Cornett, the Rev. Palmer Jones and Mr. Scott Hayes officiating. Music will be provided by Bobby Tipton and Bud Taylor. Masonic Honors will be by the Watauga Masonic Lodge No. 622 following the funeral service. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Samuel James Worley II, Phillip Andrew Worley, Kenneth R. Worley Jr., Norman F. Chesser Jr., Nick Turnage, Alan Burress and Steve Bollick. 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 cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Worley Family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.