September 14, 2003

William M. Elliott
William Marshall Elliott, 78, 1393 Broad Street, Elizabethton, formerly of Moseley, Va., died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Halifax County, Va., Mr. Elliott had lived in Elizabethton for the past three months. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Eloise Montgomery Elliott, Feb. 6, 1998.
Mr. Elliott was a retired carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Marsha Sutton and Mary Lee and Jeff Kyte, all of Elizabethton; a grandson, Brandon L. Sutton, Dansville, N.Y.; and a sister, Nancy Houwers, Aiken, S.C.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, in the Dale Memorial Park, Chesterfield, Va., with the Rev. Brysn S. Irwin, Sr., pastor of Central Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Elliott to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary B. Hoss
Mrs. Mary Catherine Bradshaw Hoss, 53, 1401 Stoney Brook Drive, Johnson City, Tenn., died Thursday, September 11, 2003, in the North Side Hospital following an illness of nine months. 
A native of Carter County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late "Bud" and Molly Bryant Bradshaw. She was a member of Prayer Tabernacle and had retired from North American Rayon Corporation.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Ronnie Bradshaw.  Survivors include her husband, Robert Hoss Jr., of the home; two daughters, Lori Blevins, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Tammy Blevins, Johnson City, Tenn.; one step-son, Robert F. Hoss III, Johnson City, Tenn.; one sister, Patty Russell, Elizabethton, Tenn.; one step-grandchild, Sara Elizabeth Hoss, Johnson City, Tenn.; and special nieces, Brenda Robertson and Cricket Robertson, both of Elizabethton, Tenn.  Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Catherine Bradshaw Hoss will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Pastor Gordon Wagner officiating. Music will be under the direction of Prayer Tabernacle Trio. Interment will follow the service in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robert F. Hoss III, Mike Wallace, Bob Rainbow, Terry White, Ed Lito, Mike Winston and Chris Robertson. The family received friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2003, or at the home of her daughter, Lori Blevins, 108 West I Street, Elizabethton, or at the home of her sister, Patty Russell, 521 Golf Course Drive, Elizabethton, at 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.

Judy A. Guinn
Judy Ann Guinn, 53, of 123 Rosenbaum Private Drive, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Buladean, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Edward G. Guinn and Vaney Puckett. Judy was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by a son, David Fredrick Arquette and a sister, Rosa Lee Guinn. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Barnett, of Erwin; two sons, Frank Arquette and Scottie B. Barnette, both of Elizabethton; five brothers, Charles Guinn, Sr., Larry Guinn, Sr., Edward Guinn, George Guinn and Lester Guinn, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Wilma Scalf and Patricia Carveo, both of Elizabethton; and several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A graveside service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2003, in Lyons Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Rev. Charles Guinn, Sr. and the Rev. Lester Guinn. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Morris-Baker Funeral Home. The family and friends will go in procession at 2:30 p.m. to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family members. Online condolences are available at www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601, (423)-282-1521.

Leroy Davis
Leroy Davis, 66, 239 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Unicoi County, he was a son of the late Will and Nola Clark Davis. He had lived in Carter County since 1973 and before his service time. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by six sisters, Pearl, Bernice, Florida and Eunice Davis, Iris Grindstaff and Oaky Grindstaff; and four brothers, Cecil, Lawrence, Harland and Paul Davis.
Mr. Davis was retired due to disability from the United States Air Force. He had served during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the V.F.W. Post 2166. He was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Kim Davis, Bluff City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Ted Walsh and Jeniffer and John Arnett, all of Hampton; one sister and brother-in-law, Nell and Cecil Hyder, Hampton; four grandchildren, Cody Walsh, Taylor Davis, Jacob Davis and Courtney Trivette; several nieces and nephews; also his special friends, The Birch Spring Band.
Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, Minister, officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, will be John Arnett, Dean Burchett, Jerry White, Raymond Montgomery, Terry Barnes, Arvil McKinney and all of his friends. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends. He will be sadly missed by his family, grandchildren and friends. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Ted Walsh, 943 Rittertown Road, Hampton. V.F.W. Post 2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert S. McCoy
Mr. Robert Shelton "Bob" McCoy, 44, 903 Haws Drive, Jonesborough, Tenn., died Friday, September 12, 2003, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after an extended illness.
He was a native of Washington County and a son of Eunice Irene Keefauver McCoy and the late Joseph Gregg McCoy.
Mr. McCoy was self-employed in the floor installation business. He was a graduate of David Crockett High School and a graduate of ETSU with a bachelor's degree in biology. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
Mr. McCoy was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Johnson City and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife Belinda Carol Fritts McCoy of the home; two daughters, Laura Elizabeth McCoy and Julia Catherine McCoy, both of the home; a brother and-sister-in-law, Joe and Cathy Gregg McCoy III; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Charles Miller, Jonesborough, and Elizabeth McCoy, Johnson City; two mothers- and fathers-in-law, Al and Carolyn Maiden, Jonesborough, and Kenneth and Bobbie Fritts, Elizabethton; a sister and brothers-in-law, Kim and Robby Garland and Steuart and Shannon Fritts, all of Johnson City, and a brother-in-law Marvin Fritts, Mountain City; several nieces and nephews.
A Scriputral Wake Service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2003, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Celebrant Bill Gahagan officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Glass, Charles Dyer, David Patrick, Tony Clouse, Marvin Fritts and Steuart Fritts. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2003, prior to the service and other times at his residence. A special thank you to Dr. Larry Schmidt, Dr. Clarence Spannuth, Dr. Danny Slonkaer and all the staff of Johnson City Medical Center and especially nurses on 2400 floor. Condolences may be sent to the McCoy Family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, Tenn., 753-0514, is in charge of the arrangements.

Clyde Oaks
Clyde Oaks, age 71, 198 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, September 13, 2003, at his residence, following an extended illness.
A native of Avery County, N.C., he was the son of the late Floyd and Pearl A. Adkins Oaks. Mr. Oaks was a member of Morgan Branch Free Will Baptist Church and was self employed as a carpenter and block layer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Hill Oaks, of the home; four daughters: Vicky Roberts, Spruce Pine, N.C., Pamela Stout and Deborah Potter, both of Roan Mountain and Donna Oaks, Marion, N.C.; two sons, Sammy Oaks, Elk Park, N.C., and Johnny Oaks, Elizabethton; two sisters, Clarice Hodge, Asheville, N.C., and Anna Mae Jones, Morganton, N.C.; one brother, Terry Lyons, Roan Mountain; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 15, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, with the Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. Music is under the direction of Louse Bryant. Interment will follow in the Caraway Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, or at the residence, 198 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Emergency and 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, Roan Mountain, 423-542-2232, is in charge of the arrangements.

Pauline Lovelace
Mrs. Pauline Lovelace, 83, 137 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Wise County, Va., Mrs. Lovelace was a daughter of the late Charlie and Blanche Williams Pierce. She had lived most of her life in Carter County. Mrs. Lovelace was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Lovelace, May 16, 1995; a daughter, Charlene Houstma; a brother, Hubert Pierce; and a sister, Lillian Pierce.
Mrs. Lovelace was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters and three sons-in-law, Wilma Ann and Powell Colbaugh, Doris Janet and Lester Colbaugh and Paula Faye and Brian Berry, all of Elizabethton; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Gale and Emily Lovelace, Terry and Ruthie Lovelace and Randy Lovelace, all of Elizabethton, and Charles and Patricia Lovelace, Kingsport; a sister, Faye Sims, Bowling Green, Ky.; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and her special friends, Toosie Peters and Marie Baird.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell and the Rev. Tony Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Sams, grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Paula and Brian Berry, 317 H. Heaton Road, Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Puckett
Mr. Thomas "Tip" Puckett, 80, 500 Field Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Thursday, September 11, 2003, in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness. 
A native of Cleveland, Va., he was the son of the late Thomas Calvin and Rachel Breeding Puckett. He was of the Christian faith.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Guy Puckett, Howard Puckett, Gilmer Puckett, Giles Puckett and Harlow Kiser. Survivors include three brothers, Clyde Puckett and Carson Puckett, both of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Clayton Puckett, Bluff City, Tenn.; one sister, Marie Malone, Watauga, Tenn., and three special nieces, Liz Puckett, Nancy Stout and Debbie Weaver, all of Elizabethton, Tenn.
Funeral service for Mr. Thomas "Tip" Puckett will be conducted at 8 PM Sunday, September 14, 2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Clate W. Briggs Jr. officiating. 
Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, September 15, 2003, in the George Mottern Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Steve Weaver, Daniel Stout, Doug Gibson, Billy Puckett, G. W. Puckett, Teddy Malone, Jeffrey Fields and Tommy Puckett. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Trey Robertson, Judy and Victor Deloach and all the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 PM on Sunday. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 AM 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. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home

Gerry A. Woods
Mr. Gerry A. Woods, 60, 113 Teresa-Inez Court, Johnson City, Tenn., died Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at his residence. 
A native of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, he was the son of the late John H. and Hazel White Woods.
He retired as an insurance agent in 2000 with the Woods Insurance Agency in Johnson City, Tenn. He had served in the Canadian Army.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki P. Woods, of the home; one son and his fiancé, Larry Woods and Consuela McGowan, both of Tullahoma, Tenn.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kerry and Robert Nunnaley, Carthage, N.C.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Peter Penner, Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada. and Gloria and Alfred Greaves, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Joanna Woods, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and one granddaughter, Lillyanne Violet Nunnaley, Carthage, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Memorial Service for Mr. Gerry A. Woods will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, September 14, 2003, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Pastor Louis Badenhorst officiating.  Eulogy will be delivered by Mr. Peter Penner. For those who desire, memorials for Mr. Woods may be made to "It Is Written," Adventist Media Center, 101 W. Cochran Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065. 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.

September 12, 2003

Leroy Davis
Leroy Davis, 239 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, died Thursday, September 11, 2003 at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Anna Mae Williams
Mrs. Anna Mae Williams, 81, 251 Jimmy Hollow Road, Butler, died Wednesday, September 10, 2003 in the North Side Hospital.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Eli and Lorina Myers Oliver. She had lived in Butler since 1961.
Mrs. Williams was a member of the Willow Springs Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Doris Oliver; a sister, Clara Bowers, and four brothers, Cecil, Forne, Jess and Gene Oliver.
Survivors include her husband, Preston Williams; three daughters, Goldie Luckett, Cassie Church and Donna Dugger, all of Butler; four sons, Ivan , Eddie and Mack Williams, all of Butler, and Jewel Williams, Mountain City; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Grindstaff, of North Carolina; one brother, Dan Oliver, Elizabethton; 15 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Anna Mae Williams will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harvey White officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2003 in the Buckles Cemetery (Stoney Creek). Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Cassie Church, 241 Jimmy Hollow Road, Butler. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gerry A. Woods
Mr. Gerry A. Woods, 60, 113 Teresa-Inez Court, Johnson City, died Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

September 11, 2003

Anna Williams
Mrs. Anna Williams, 81, 251 Jimmy Hollow Road, Butler, died Wednesday, September 10, 2003 in the North Side Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 10, 2003

Johnny R. Bice
Funeral services for Johnny Ralph Bice, 55, 2032 Southside Road, Elizabethton, who died Saturday, September 6, 2003, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Slagle and Rev. Shane Waters officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday will be Jay Waters, Julius Waters, Kevin Burchfield, Jack Taylor, Lester Bennett, Anthony Buck, Erick Buck and Robbie Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Buck, Jim Cain, Dwight Frost, Arnold Trent, Ken Morgan, Gary Pate, Joe Russell, Gary Shingleton and former employees of ITT, North Electric. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Bice family may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Annie P. Guy
Annie Pearl Canipe Guy, age 61, 222 Swimming Pool Road, Lot 12, Hampton, died Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Hickory, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Dock Otis and Mary Lou Pruitt Canipe.
She was a member of Eternal Life Baptist Church.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
She is survived by her husband, Coy Clinton Guy, of the home; three sons, Raymond Thomas, Conley Spring, N.C.; Richard Thomas, Conover, N.C.; David Thomas, Hampton; two daughters, Maratha Ellison, of Del Rio, Tenn.; Melinda McKeehan, Elizabethton; two stepsons, Leon Guy, Hampton; Matthew Guy, Roan Mountain; five stepdaughters, Rachael Highsmith, Roan Mountain; Teresa McGuire, Hampton; Angela Julian, Elizabethton; Michelle Triplett, Hampton; Lori Guy, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; six brothers; three sisters, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Yates officiating. Music will be under the direction of Eternal Life Trio. Interment will follow in the Cable Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home or friends may call at the residence, 222 Swimming Pool Road, Lot #12, Hampton, any time. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

L. Fay Heaton
Miss L. Fay Heaton, age 77, of 608 Locust Street, Elizabethton, died Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at Hermitage Health Center following an extended illness.
Miss Heaton was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Edward and Mandy Hicks Heaton. She was a retired type setter with the Washington Post in Washington, D. C.
She was a member of Centerview Church of Christ.
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Hazel F. Heaton, of Elizabethton; three nieces, Lois Shell and June Shepard, both of Elizabethton and Joyce Church, of Johnson City, and two great nephews and one great niece.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Fred A. Heaton and an infant sister, Frances Heaton.
Funeral services for L. Fay Heaton will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2003 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 2003 at the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ernest Montgomery, Bob Carter, L. J. Heaton, Darnel Baird, Wayne Ward and E. C. Vines. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and church family and the staff of Hermitage Health Center. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may call at the residence of her sister-in-law, Hazel F. Heaton, 800 N. Pine Street, Elizabethton at any time. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Centerview Church of Christ, 117 Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at our Web site at www.hathawaypercy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

John H. Waters Sr.
John Henry Waters Sr., 68, 113 Weaver Hollow Road, Johnson City, died Monday, September 8, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Waters was a native of Washington County and the son of the late Clay Howard and Amanda Price Waters. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jess Waters and James Waters, a sister, Alice, and a granddaughter, Melinda Sue Bryant.
Mr. Waters was of the Holiness faith and was a master carpenter.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Waters, of the home; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Nancy Waters, Johnson City, Joan Waters Bryant and Marvin, Morristown, Judy Waters Henson and Robert, Rocky Mount, N.C., Jesse Margaret Waters Phipps and Calvin, St. Leonard, Md., and Tammy Elizabeth Waters Arnold and Donald, Prince Frederick, Md.; two sons, John Henry Waters Jr., Sharpsburg, N.C., and James Clay Waters, Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Melissa Ann Pierce and spouse, Wayne, Rocky Mount, N.C., Frances Lissette Kaucher and spouse, Samuel, Elgin, Texas, Mary Amanda Louise Toder and fiancé, Christopher Willis, Morristown, Donald James Arnold III, Prince Frederick, Md., Jonathan Curtis Waters, Sharpsburg, N.C., Joy and Chole Waters, Cleveland, Ohio, and Tanner Bryant (Buddy), Morristown; two great-grandchildren, Cordell Kaucher, Elgin, Texas, and Tye Joseph Toder, Morristown; four sisters, Katheryn, Robin, Marty and Leslie; several nieces and nephews; a special nephew, James Simmons; and two special nieces, Becky Waters and Sandra Kay.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 12, at Lyons Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Lindsey officiating. Interment will follow at Lyons Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Howard Waters, James Simmons, Calvin Phipps, Marvin Bryant, Donald Arnold and Danny Ray Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Brown, Christopher Willis, John Waters Jr. and James Clay Waters. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 11, at Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 113 Weaver Hollow Road, Johnson City, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Mr. Waters to American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way, Suite C-250, Nashville, TN 37228. 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.

September 9, 2003

Johnny R. Bice
Johnny Ralph Bice, 55, 2032 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 6, 2003 in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 26 in Johnson City.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of Mrs. Margie Trivett Bice, 121 Earl Avenue, Elizabethton, and the late Ralph Bice, who died September 24, 1998.
He was a 1966 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended the Herman Robinson Vocational School.
Mr. Bice was a former employee of ITT, Northern Electric, and retired from the Bosch Braking Company, Johnson City.
He was a member of Park Street Church of God of Prophecy.
He was a member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Gwenda Pierce Bice; two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Julius Water and Melissa and Kevin Burchfield, all of Elizabethton; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Charlotte and Gary Pate and Nancy and Lester Bennett, all of Elizabethton, and Freda and Joe Russell, of Chapmansboro, Tenn., and three grandchildren, Jay Waters, Julie Waters and Jacob Waters. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Services are tentatively scheduled for Thursday evening.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah F. Grindstaff
Mrs. Sarah Ferguson Grindstaff, 93, formerly of West "G" Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 7, 2003, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
Mrs. Grindstaff was a lifelong resident of Carter County and a daughter of the late Everett and Linna Roe Ferguson. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Elizabeth Grindstaff, in 1979, three brothers, Joe, James L. and Arthur Ferguson, and a sister, Lillian Ferguson Crumley.
Mrs. Grindstaff retired from North American Rayon Corporation after more than 30 years of service. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class.
Survivors include a sister, Maude Ferguson Nance, Johnson City. Mrs. Grindstaff was always a blessing and special aunt to all her nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam L. Ferguson and the Rev. Jamie Ferguson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Patty Hodge. Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family members. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe B. Nance, Robert G. Miller, Joseph D. Ferguson, the Rev. Sam L. Ferguson, David R. Ferguson, James E. Ferguson, Paul T. Smith, the Rev. Jamie Ferguson, Jerry Fleenor, Glen Miller, Rick Campbell and Phillip Ferguson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Friendship Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church, 225 Holly Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643. 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.

Sophina H. Ware
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Sophina Hughes Ware, 72, 1744 Dewey Avenue, died Friday, September 5, 2003, at Mercy Franciscan Hospital, Cincinnati, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Ware was born September 26, 1930, in Hampton, Tenn. She was a daughter of the late David and Dealie Stephens Hughes and was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Ware, and a brother, Robert Hughes.
Mrs. Ware retired in 1997 from the Cincinnati Credit Bureau as a collections representative. She was a member of Price Hill Baptist Church for more than 40 years.
Survivors include two sons, Steven M. Ware, Knoxville, Tenn., and Thomas S. Ware, Johnson City, Tenn.; a sister, Joann Hathaway, Old Fort, N.C.; two brothers, David Hughes, Spartanburg, S.C., and Richard A. Hughes, Hampton, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, Alexandra, Michelle and Katie Ware. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Services will be private.
Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home, 4164 W. Eighth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, (513) 251-9700, is serving the family.

John H. Waters Sr.
John Henry Waters Sr., 68, 113 Weaver Hollow Road, Johnson City, died Monday, September 8, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

September 8, 2003

Wanda J. Adams
Wanda Jean Adams, 68, 2706 Gray Street, Johnson City, went to be with the Lord Sunday, September 7, 2003, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was a Carter County native who had lived most of her life in Johnson City.
Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late Paul and Bessie Taylor Tester.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Adams, in 1996, and a brother, Frank Tester.
She was a retired employee of AmeriSource, formerly Smith-Higgins Drug Co.
Mrs. Adams was a member of Westerly Heights Baptist Church, where she had taught the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class, and worked with Vacation Bible School and AWANA.
Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Lisa and Mark Cox, Johnson City; two sons and their wives, James and Beverly Adams, Johnson City, and Robbie and Angie Adams, Jonesborough; two grandchildren, Kacie and Luke Adams, Jonesborough; two step-grandsons, Kevin Perry, Murfreesboro and Josh Perry, Gray; three step great grandchildren, Dylan, Chase and Ashlyn Perry, all of Murfreesboro; three sisters and their husbands, Marie and J.H. Hopson, Unicoi; Mary Lee and Bud Shirley, Milligan, and Dorothy and Robert Ingram, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Mrs. Adams will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2003 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Jerry Hall, Rev. T.R.Gosnell and Rev. James Stout will officiate. Special music will be provided by Elaine Miller and Greg and Tammy Ruston. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m Monday, September 8, 2003 and other hours at the residence. Burial will follow the service in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Bruce Miller, Bobby Hash, Josh Perry, Marty Fletcher and men of Westerly Heights Baptist Church. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to Johnson City Medical Center Hospice, 400 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. On-line condolences may be sent to the Adams family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.

Johnny Bice
Johnny Bice , 55, 2032 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 6, 2003 in Johnson City.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eddie T. Bishop
Eddie T. Bishop, 62, 135 Holston View Drive, Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 7, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Appalachia, Va., he was a son of the late Gaither and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Clark Bishop. He had lived most of his life in Carter County.
He was retired due to disability from North American Rayon Corporation after working there for 26 years.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his first wife, Dianne Bishop; a son, Jackie Wayne Bishop, and two brothers, Tom and Bob Bishop.
Survivors include his wife, Shelia Holtsclaw Bishop; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Johnny Huffman, Elizabethton; two sons, Dean Bishop, Elizabethton, and Michael Ray, of Columbia, S.C.; a step-daughter, Jessica Mosley, of the home; three sisters, Sue Markland and Betty Arnold, both of Elizabethton, and Jane Baer, of Butler; three granddaughters, Kayla Huffman, Leslie Bishop and Katie Bishop, and several nieces and nephews. A special little friend, Erika Kevona "Little Chickie" Potter also survives.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2003 in the Hurley Cemetery (Stoney Creek) with Pastor Kirk Styron officiating. Burial will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday will be Kevin Holtsclaw, Michael Holtsclaw, Greg Holtsclaw, Conway Markland, Paul Grindstaff, Dennis Grindstaff, Chris Grindstaff, Erik Potter, Daniel Shell, Steve Stout, Johnny Huffman, and Brian Richardson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2003 in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Adalene C. Geisler
Mrs. Adalene Colvin Geisler, age 88, a resident of Elizabethton, died Sunday, September 6, 2003 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
She was a native of Osawatomie, Kansas.
Mrs. Geisler was preceded in death by her mother, Jesse Merryman Colvin, her father Jessie Colvin and her step-mother Edna Makenson Colvin who was a mother to her.
Mrs. Geisler was retired from the Elizabethton City School System where she taught Language Arts at T. A. Dugger Junior High School and Elizabethton High School. She had also taught at East Tennessee State University and Steed College.
Mrs. Geisler was a graduate of Steed College and also received a B.S. degree from East Tennessee State University, and an M.S. degree from the University of Tennessee. She also earned 45 additional hours beyond her Masters of Science degree.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Elizabethton Business and Professional Womens Club.
Mrs. Geisler was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Raymond M. Geisler, Sr., one sister, Ruth Petro, and one brother, Carl Colvin.
Mrs. Geisler is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bob Treadway of Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond M. and Marie Geisler, Jr., of Elizabethton, and Thomas Jesse and Anne Geisler of Knoxville; two sisters, Margaret Hughes, of Tampa, Fla. and Helen Hounchell of St. Petersburg, Fla.. Five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service for Adalene Colvin Geisler will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton with Rev. Buford Hankins and Rev. Bill Wells officiating. The graveside service for Mrs. Geisler will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, will be Willie Church, Brent Dugger, Kelly Geagley, Greg Bowers, George Gwinn, Sr., and Ken Kelly. Donations in memory of Mrs. Geisler may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton and Johnson City. The family will receive friends in the chapel of the funeral home from 3 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 until p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at the residence of Mrs. Geisler's son, Raymond M. Geisler, 1734 Sylvan Hill Road, Elizabethton at their convenience. On-line e-mail condolences may be sent through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. The arrangements for Mrs. Geisler are entrusted to the Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, 211 North Riverside Drive, 423-542-2232.

September 7, 2003

William B. Bowman
William Burgess Bowman, 74, 507 Rose Avenue, Johnson City, died Saturday, September 6, 2003, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, following an extended illness.
Mr. Bowman was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Butch and Sarah Russell Bowman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Celia Diana Roe Bowman, in 1988, and a brother, Carroll Holden.
Mr. Bowman attended Happy Valley High School and was a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a degree in mathematics. He was employed with North American Rayon Corporation from 1947 until 1952 in the Coning Department and retired from the Picitinny Arsenal Company in Rockaway, N.J., as a nuclear engineer for the Federal Government. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Nancy and George Riedel, Rockaway, N.J., Teresa Reed, Richmond, Va., and Sheila and Floyd Reed, Piney Flats; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Young Wha Bowman, of the home; a brother and sister-in-law, Odell and Jean Holden, Kingsport; a sister, Helen Westmorland, Milligan College; nine grandchildren, Michelle Durning and her husband Andrew, of New Jersey, Jennifer Klee and her husband Jacob, Richmond, Va., Cindy Bowman, Milligan College, Linda Bowman, Johnson City, Samantha Reed and Sheila Reed, both of Piney Flats, George Riedel III, Rockaway, N.J., Randall Reed Jr., Richmond, Va., and Jerry Bowman Jr., Johnson City; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Holden, Milligan College, and Wylene Vandeventer, Elizabethton; and a brother-in-law, Mack McGee, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 11, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with the Rev. D.C. Byrd and the Rev. Nathan Jennings officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be George Riedel Jr., George Riedel III, Andrew Durning, Jerry Bowman Jr., Randall Reed Jr. and James Warren. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff, Nurses and Physicians at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center I.C.U. Unit, members of River of Life Church and Amedisys Home Health of Johnson City. To those who desire, memorials may be made to the Johnson City Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence at any time, or at the residence of a daughter, Shelia Reed, 408 Piney Avenue, Piney Flats. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Friday to go 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.

Mary Florence Edens
Mary Florence Edens, 74, 126 Central Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, September 5, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mrs. Edens was a native of Knoxville and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late William and Mabel Roberts Toney and was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Edens, in 1985, a brother, Claude Toney, and a sister, Evelyn Creed.
Mrs. Edens retired from Leon-Ferenbach after 40 years of employment. She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Delores and Michael Britt, Elizabethton, and Judy and Bill Barnett, Johnson City; her twin brother, Hubert Lawrence Toney, Johnson City; and four grandsons, Michael A. Britt and Matthew Britt, both of Elizabethton, Bradley Barnett, Gray, and Bryan Barnett, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Sunday, September 7, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with the Rev. Reece Harris and the Rev. Chad Lunceford officiating. Special music will be provided by The Sinking Creek Ladies Ensemble and Jerry L. Barnett. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Interment will follow the committal service at 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 8, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, where friends are asked to meet the family for the service. Serving as pallbearers will be Mrs. Edens' four grandsons: Michael, Matthew, Bradley and Bryan, and Mike Sellers and Bobby Hash. Online condolences may be sent to the Edens family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521.

Eula M. Hicks
Eula Marie Hicks, 72, 365 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 5, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Hicks was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late George and Virgie Pearson Potter.
Mrs. Hicks was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Hicks, of the home; four sons, Bobby Hicks, Lincoln Park, Mich., Lonnie Hicks, of the home, Martin Hicks and David Hicks, both of Elizabethton; two daughters, Kathy Sharkey, Franklin, Ind., and Lisa Williams, Johnson City; three brothers, Raymond Potter, Butler, Glen Potter and George Potter Jr., both of Elizabethton; and three sisters, Betty Colvin, Elizabethton, Christine Guy and Shirley Guy, both of Butler. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 8, at Stone Mountain Baptist Church, Poga, with the Rev. Danny Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Stone Mountain Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Lonnie Hicks, Todd Guy, Lawrence Sharkey, Tim Andrews, David Williams and Tony Guy. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Hicks, Glen Potter, Raymond Potter, George Potter Jr. and Marty Hicks. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, September 7, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 365 Pine Hill 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.

Rick Marshall
Rick Marshall, age 47, of 782 Quail Hollow Drive, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 6, 2003 at his residence following an extended illness.
He was a native of Johnson City, but lived all of his life in Elizabethton. Mr. Marshall was a son of Earlene Thomas Marshall of Elizabethton, and the late Don R. Marshall.
He was a member and Deacon at Grace Baptist Church in Elizabethton and a lifetime member of the Carter County Rescue Squad.
Mr. Marshall was employed by Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Research Triangle Park, N.C., as a Senior Executive Sales Representative.
He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Howard Marshall, and maternal grandfather, Earl Thomas.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Kennetha Wilson Marshall, of the home; daughter, Ericka Marshall, of the home; paternal grandmother, Alene Marshall, Elizabethton; maternal grandmother, Grace Thomas, of Elizabethton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Jeff Reed, Elizabethton; Kathy and Dale Wilkes, of Honolulu, Hawaii; one brother and sister-in-law, Mick and Lori Marshall, Elizabethton; mother and father-in-law, Ruth and J.C Wilson, Elizabethton; two brothers-in-law, Dale Wilson, Elizabethton, and Gary Wilson, Church Hill; two nephews and six nieces; two aunts and one uncle, Linda and Troy Brown, Elizabethton, and Jo Vaughn, of Johnson City. Several cousins also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday September 8, 2003 at Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad Street Ext, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ron Owens and Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. The eulogies will be provided by friends. Music will be under the direction of Rev. Gordon Kyte. The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2003 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Bobby McDavid, Rick Million, Mickey Hunsinger, Todd Buck, Carl Burrough, Jim Hyder, Dale Wilson, Jackie Collins, Ken Long, and Tim Robey. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Grace Baptist Church, Paul Elliott, Dr. Stephen Loyd, Gary Wilson, Bill Hunsinger, Paul "Red Man" Souder, Todd Hunsinger, Ronnie Taylor, Dan Mills, Hugh Buckles, Ronnie Jones, Pat McGinnis, Fred Fohl, Troy Brown and members of the Carter County Rescue Squad. Those who plan to attend the committal service are requested to meet at Grace Baptist Church at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, September 8, 2003 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644. A special thanks to the Johnson City Medical Center Hospice and staff for all their love, care, and kindness to Rick Marshall and his family. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is in charge of the arrangements (423) 542-2232.

J.L Price
J.L Price, age 75, of 2496 Stateline Road, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 6, 2003, unexpectedly at his residence.
He was a native of Stone, Ky., but lived most of his life in Carter County. Mr. Price was a son of the late James Lee and Lillie Greer Price.
He was of the Baptist Faith.
Mr. Price was a retired Tech./Sergeant from the United States Air Force after serving for 23 years, serving in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War.
He was formerly the owner and operator of Price Refrigeration .
Mr. Price was a life member and former commander of the Captain Lynn H Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166, Elizabethton.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kristie Price; a step-Daughter, Sandra Perry, and two brothers, Warren and Raymond Price.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Pate Price, of the home; one daughter, Madonna Carlson, Elizabethton; one son, Warren Price, Hampton; two step daughters, Sharon Vance Williams, Elizabethton and Debra Vance Sorrensen, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Edith Watts, Elizabethton; six grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2003 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Johnson Officiating. The Graveside and interment service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at Price Cemetery, Butler. Military honors will be accorded by Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W Post #2166. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Watts, David McDonald, Lee Price, Donald Price, Darrell Irick, Brandon Watts, Greg Lewis, and Johnny McDonald. Honorary pallbearers will be: Eddie Williams, Raymond Perry, Chris Perry, Rick Gordon, Dewey Hicks, Warren Ashley, J.D. Kyte, R.C. Bradshaw, and David Bautista. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2003 to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday, September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, or at the residence, 2496 Stateline Road, Elizabethton, at any time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Shriners Hospital Jericho Temple, P.O Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is in charge of the arrangements (423)542-2232.

Bonnie H. Street
Mrs. Bonnie Barnett Street, formerly Bonnie Hughes, 75, 231 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, September 5, 2003, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Street was a native of Pennsylvania and a lifelong resident of Roan Mountain. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Rosie Odom Barnett and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Hughes, two sons, Gary and Larry Hughes, a brother, Herman Barnett, and a sister, Pauline Barnett Oaks Hitechew.
Mrs. Street was an active member of Cove Creek Presbyterian Church. She was a retired cook at Cloudland High School and former owner of Mom's Café, Roan Mountain.
Survivors include her husband, Darel Street, of the home; five daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Claude Barnett, Bobbie and Robert Gouge, Jackie and Mike Street, Sandra and Lester Henson and Anita and Robert Hughes, all of Roan Mountain; two sons and daughters-in-law, Reece and Judy Hughes and Tommy and Veronica Hughes, all of Roan Mountain; a brother, Clarence Barnett, Roan Mountain; a sister, Stella Bowers, Elizabethton; a special great-niece, Hester Barlow, Roan Mountain; and a special friend, Vista Garland, Roan Mountain. Sixteen grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 7, at Cove Creek Presbyterian Church, Roan Mountain, with Pastor Daniel Blevins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Veronica Hughes, Dan Blevins and members of the Cove Creek Presbyterian Church Choir. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 8, at Hughes Family Cemetery. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Cove Creek Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Randy Hoover, Dr. Mark Williams, Dr. William Kincaid and the Nursing Staff of Johnson City Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Cove Creek Presbyterian Church, Roan Mountain. Friends may also call at the residence, 231 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, 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.

Pansy M. Taylor
Pansy M. Taylor, 92, 156 Mill Pond Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, September 5, 2003, at her residence following a brief illness.
Mrs. Taylor was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late George Issac and Elizabeth Bowers Morrell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Love Taylor, a son, Robert Laddie Taylor, and by 22 brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Taylor was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 50 years of service as an inspector.
Survivors include a sister, Marie Senter, Elizabethton; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Robert '"'Corky'"' and Doanie Taylor, Elizabethton; and two great-grandchildren, Benjamin Taylor and Jeremy Taylor, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 7, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Dr. Dennis Deese and the Rev. Burl Garland officiating. Music will be under the direction of Larey and Chris Pippin. Interment will follow the funeral service at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the residence, 156 Mill Pond 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.

September 5, 2003

James "Jim Bob" Moore
James "Jim Bob" Moore, 29, 1468 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Moore was a native of Chattanooga and the son of Roger and Diane Denney Moore, Elizabethton.
Mr. Moore was employed by Winn-Dixie, Kingsport, as a Manager. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sisters, Ginnie Norris, Elizabethton, and Kim Wallin, Lafayette, Ga.; his paternal grandparents, Ethel and Lonnie Meeks, Chattanooga; four nephews, Justin Norris and Bradley Norris, both of Elizabethton, Cameron Wallin and Patrick Wallin, both of Lafayette, Ga.; a special friend, Leslie Glover, Elizabethton; and two aunts, Janet Arnold, Elizabethton, and Judy Meeks, Chattanooga.
The funeral service for Mr. Moore will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 5, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Sorah officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ron Hicks, Richard Hicks, Michael Morris, Keith Bowers, Chris Cannon, Chris Noe, Jamie Bradley and Jon Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Kit Lunceford, Jamie Hubbard, Danny Scott, Robert James, Keith Ingram, Bill Ingram, Rodney Arnold, John Pierce and Harry Crowe. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his parents, Roger and Diane Moore, 1470 Southside Road, 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.

Marjorie C. Robinson
Mrs. Marjorie Catherine Robinson, 80, 174 Clay Little Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Robinson was a native of Hillsville, Va., and a daughter of the late Roscoe Hill and Rosetta Farris Mabry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Phil Robinson, who died in 1995, and a brother.
Mrs. Robinson had lived in Maryland for several years before moving to Elizabethton 26 years ago. She was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and James Liverman, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and LouAnn Neas, Avery County, N.C.; four grandchildren, Paul Liverman and his wife, Elizabeth, Kevin Liverman and his wife, Christy, William Neas, and Soma Campbell and her husband, Greg; and one great-granddaughter, Bailey Campbell.
Funeral services for Mrs. Robinson will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 5, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C., with the Rev. David Hopson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 6, in the Minneapolis Cemetery in Newland, N.C. Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.

James J. Walsh
James Joseph Walsh, 87, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at Brakebill Nursing Home in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara.
Mr. Walsh retired in Elizabethton after a successful career with U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was also retired as a Commander in the U.S. Navy. He was a pilot during World War II and later joined the Naval Reserve.
Mr. Walsh was born in Teaneck, N.J., on July 20, 1916.
He is survived by daughters Pam of Lake City and Lynn of Gainesville, Fla., and their husbands, Kevin and Paul, and by his brother Ken of Chattanooga.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

September 4, 2003

Richard A. Church
Arvil Church, age 72, of 229 Sprucy Lane, Mountain City, passed away September 3, 2003 at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born on May 24, 1931 to the late Calvin and Edna Brewer Church.
Arvil was a retired farmer, a member of Berea Baptist Church, and a United States Army veteran having served in Korea.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Georgia Dawn Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Roark and husband, Billy, of Mountain City; Kitty Glass and fiance, Tim Blevins, of Valley Forge; two sons, Mike Church and wife, Shelia, of King George, Va.; Brian Church and wife, Terry, of Butler; three sisters, Elsie Laws, of Butler; Lon Johnson, of Mountain City, and Nannie Norris, of Ariz.; one brother, Bobby Church, of Neva, Tenn.; his former wife, Alma Church, of Poga Road, Butler, and 13 grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Arvil Church, age 72, of 229 Sprucy Lane, Mountain City, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2003 at Berea Baptist Church with Rev. James Pardue officiating. Music will be under the direction of Lois Presnell. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2003 at Berea Baptist Church. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Glass, Josh Glass, A.J. Glass, Jayson Church, Steven Church and Brett Epperly. Honorary pallbearers are Jacob Church and Calvin Clawson. Military graveside services will be held following funeral services at the Fritts Cemetery. The family will meet at the residence of 229 Sprucy Lane, Mountain City. (Anyone needing directions, please call 423-727-8873.) Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 W. Main St., Mountain City, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com.

Flora S. Hale
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Flora Sheffield Hale, 93, 205 Hunt's Bridge Road, died Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville.
Mrs. Hale was a native of Piney Flats, Tenn., and a daughter of the late Robert Hayes and Addie Vaught Sheffield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clay Hale Sr.; two sons, Henry Hale Jr. and Robert Hale; two sisters, Beatrice Williams and Beulah Crowell; and two brothers, Howard Sheffield and Clarence Sheffield.
Mrs. Hale was a homemaker and a member of Berea First Baptist Church and the Mary Sunday School Class.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara H. and Wayne Edwards, Greenville, and Betty H. and Bob Davis, Clyde, N.C., and seven grandchildren, Wesley Edwards, Bobby Davis, Joey Davis, Sherry Davis Smith, Clark Hale, Clay Hale and Robert Frazier. Fourteen great-grandchildren also survive.
Graveside services for Mrs. Hale will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 5, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home in Elizabethton. Memorials may be made to Berea First Baptist Church, Stained Glass Windows Restoration Fund, 529 Farr's Bridge Road, Greenville, S.C. 29611. Westville Funerals and Cremations, 6010 White Horse Road, Greenville, S.C., (864) 269-5073, is serving the family of Mrs. Hale. Local arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home of Elizabethton.

Caldwell Markland
Caldwell Markland, 74, 921 Folsom Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 3, 2003 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Will and Martha Markland.
He was a retired auto mechanic. Mr. Markland was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Markland, on March 6, 1999.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Shari Markland, of Elizabethton; one grandson, Trevor Caldwell Markland; one brother, Conway Markland, of Elizabethton; two sisters, Nora Davis and her husband, Eugene, of Elizabethton, and Pansy, of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services for Caldwell Markland will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2003 in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with the Rev. Dallas Gregg officiating. V.F.W. Post 2166 will conduct military graveside honors. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James Moore
James "Jim Bob" Moore, 29, 1468 Southside Road, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie C. Robinson
Mrs. Marjorie Catherine Robinson, 80, 174 Clay Little Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at her residence.
A native of Hillsville, Va., she was a daughter of the late Roscoe Hill and Rosetta Farris Mabry.
Mrs. Robinson had lived in Maryland for several years before moving to Elizabethton 26 years ago.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Robinson, who died in 1995, and by a brother.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and James Liverman, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and LouAnn Neas, of Avery County, N.C.; four grandchildren, Paul Liverman and his wife, Elizabeth; Kevin Liverman and his wife, Christy; William Neas, and Soma Campbell, and her husband, Greg. One great granddaughter, Bailey Campbell, also survives.
Funeral services for Marjorie Robinson will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 5, 2003 in the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C. with the Rev. David Hopson officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 2003 in the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, N.C. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth L. Townsend
Mrs. Ruth Lacey Townsend, 83, 796 Watauga Road, Watauga, died Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Townsend was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late James A. and Nannie Feathers Lacey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Townsend, June 11, 1994, and three brothers, James Lacey, Clyde Lacey and Howard Lacey.
Mrs. Townsend was an active member of Brick Christian Church and a member of the Watauga Senior Citizens. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a brother, Riley Lacey, Watauga. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many special friends also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Townsend will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 5, at Brick Christian Church with Dr. Don Marshall, minister, officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be surviving members of the Ruth Lacey and Hobert Townsend families and her special church family. The family will receive friends at Brick Christian Church from 10 until 11 a.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brick Christian Church, 815 Watauga Road, Watauga, TN 37694. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hathaway-percy.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Robert C. Williams
Robert Craton Williams, 85, 1213 Broad Street, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, September 3, 2003 in the Hermitage Nursing Home.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Alfred M. and Myrtle Gregg Williams.
Mr. Williams worked for many years at Montgomery Ward in Elizabethton. Following his employment at Montgomery Ward, he operated the Williams 66 Service Station at the corner of Broad and Lynn Avenues, Elizabethton. After his retirement, he enjoyed repairing lawn mowers.
He was also a farmer and drove a school bus for the Carter County School System from 1976 to 1987.
Mr. Williams was a member of the East River Park Christian Church. He loved to sing and sang in a quartet and the church choir. He was also a Sunday School teacher.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Williams in 1987 and Haskell Glen Williams in 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Norma White Williams; a son, Bill R. Williams, of Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Martin H. Clarke, Elizabethton; two sisters, Noleta McNeal and her husband, Bruce, of Asheville, N.C., and Jessie Darrell Donelson of Danville, Va.; a grandson, Rob Williams, and his wife, Sandy Williams, of Sudbury, Mass.; two granddaughters, Jennifer Henson and her husband, Bill Henson, of Johnson City, and Rebecca Proffitt and her husband, Daniel Proffitt, of Elizabethton, and two great grandchildren, Clay and Brett Williams, of Sudbury, Mass. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Robert C. Williams will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 5, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Joel Stauffer, minister, officiating. Mr. John H. Smith will provide the music. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Goodwin, Lee Goodwin, Bill Greene, James Archer, David White, David Heaton, Wallace Timbs and Bill Finney. Friends are invited to join the family at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 2003 in Happy Valley Memorial Park for a committal service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends are invited to visit with Mrs. Williams at the Broadmore Assisted Living, 406 East Mountain View Road, Johnson City, Apt. 143. Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 3, 2003

Virginia R. Hardin
Virginia Ruth Hardin, 80, 108 Guinn Street, Elizabethton, died Monday, September 1, 2003 in the Pine Ridge Care Center.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late James and Nettie McNeal Estep.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hardin was a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard C. Hardin, on December 16, 1980, and by a brother, Rev. Howard C. Estep.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Blevins, of Johnson City; a sister, Lillian Hyder, of Johnson City; a grandson, Leonard James Blevins, of Columbia, S.C.; an adopted grandson, Ernie Davidson; several nieces and nephews, and two sisters-in-law, Marion Estep, of Colton, Calif. and Evelyn Wilson, of Elizabethton.
Funeral services for Virginia R. Hardin will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2003 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Estep and Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 4, 2003 in the Blevins Cemetery (Stoney Creek). Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Lillian Hyder, 1204 Lester Harris Road, Johnson City. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Hardin family at mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gennieve Holtsclaw
Gennieve Holtsclaw, age 93, 498 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain died Monday, September 1, 2003 at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, North Carolina, following an extended illness.
She was a native of Welch, West Virginia, but had lived in Carter County most of her life.
She was the daughter of the late Charlie Brewer and Ida Campbell Brewer Street.
She was a Protestant and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Holtsclaw; a son, L.D. Holtsclaw; three brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Ida Lue Newby, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; Naomi Hembree, of Roan Mountain; nine grandchildren - and a very special granddaughter whom Mrs. Holtsclaw called "Angel" - Melissa Collins, of Roan Mountain; 14 great grandchildren, and one sister, Martha Hughes, of Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Gennieve Holtsclaw will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2003 at Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Michael Lusk officiating. Music will be under the direction of Charlotte Smith and Jay Reynolds. Interment will follow the funeral service at Holtsclaw Family Cemetery, Sugar Hollow, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, or friends may call at the residence, 498 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain 423-772-3928 is in charge of arrangements.

September 2, 2003

Nilla C. Collins
HITESBURG, Ky. -- Nilla Cook Collins, 87, of Whitesburg, retired nurse and wife of Logan Collins and a World War II Army nurse, died Saturday, August 30, 2003.
Funeral services for Mrs. Collins will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, at Whitesburg United Methodist Church. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 1, in the chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Whitesburg United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
Everidge Funeral Home, Whitesburg, Ky., (606) 633-2201, is in charge of arrangements.

Gennieve Holtsclaw
Gennieve Holtsclaw, 93, 498 Burbank Road, Roan Mountain, died Monday, September 1, 2003, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, (423) 772-3928, is in charge of arrangements.

William W. Smith
William Woodrow Smith, 85, 1007 Arney Street, Elizabethton, died Sunday, August 31, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Visit our Web site at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, (423) 542-2232, is in charge of arrangements.

Ricky L. Vaughn
ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- Ricky Lee Vaughn, 50, of Endicott, died Friday, August 29, 2003, at Binghamton General Hospital,
Mr. Vaughn was a member of Church of Christ, Endwell, and was an employee of Southern Tier Insulations, Inc., Endwell. He was active in the Boy Scouts, Troop 208, Endicott, and was an assistant coach for WCBDS.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Vaughn, Endicott; two daughters, Jessica Vaughn, Endicott, and Christie Vaughn, Johnson City, Tenn.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven Vaughn, Endicott, and Jamie and Amanda Vaughn, Elizabethton, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Danielle and Sara May; his parents, Arlie and Evelyn Vaughn, Johnson City, Tenn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Douglas Vandeventer, Elizabethton, Tenn.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Steve and Sue Vaughn and Dennis Vaughn, all of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services for Mr. Vaughn will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, from Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, with the Rev. Richard Sargent, pastor of his church, officiating. Interment will be in the Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, at Allen Memorial Home. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Memorial Fund of Church of Christ, 3600 Country Club Road, Endwell, N.Y. 13760.